Re: "... finds cheeky exploit a bitter taste"
Coffee is bitter, but Starbucks only serve warm milk.
1344 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010
Coffee is bitter, but Starbucks only serve warm milk.
We got the kids a WiiU, mostly so they could play Disney Infinity on it - it's an awful experience, constantly throwing up warnings about there being too much on screen at once. I don't know whether to blame Nintendo or Disney for this, but I hear it plays really well on the PS4. The news that Splatoon will not have 4-player, split screen mode, suggests to me that the WiiU really is underpowered. Which is a real shame.
Bezerk Pack and fists, please - nothing like watching your enemies explode in one punch!
I attempted my 50m swimming badge on a full stomach, and threw up in the pool. Make of that what you will.
Something my dad told me when I was about 7, when I enquired as to why Minesweeper was present on the laptop he'd borrowed from work. Seemed like a plausible enough reason at the time. I don't recall him making a similar excuse for the presence of Rogue, though!
Windows has always come bundled with a few games. My understanding was that Solitaire and Minesweeper were there to teach new users how to use the mouse - surely this is no different?
No, the point I was making was that the service being offered by torrent sites was considerably superior to the experience of using "legitimate" means of obtaining music/films/whatever. My narrow example was a neat illustration of why an otherwise thoroughly law-abiding citizen would go poking around the less salubrious corners of the internet - and once said citizen has gone down that road, he/she/it might as well stay there, as they'll often find it a more pleasant experience than using the legal means of obtaining their chosen content.
The whole waah waah, you're stealing from people approach that you are taking, appears to be the same line of reasoning that leads the music/film studios into the endless hunt for pirates, when they would be better served by putting their own house in order by providing an attractive service to their potential customers.
"It's people's work that you refused to pay for"? No, people's work that I attempted to pay for, but wasn't permitted to.
the huge, huge majority of it IS available for purchase?
The bit I wanted to purchase wasn't. Do you want a list?
Not that I recall, see previous point.
Nice that you're so well catered for - anybody with different tastes can whistle, eh?
Maybe you bought a second-hand one?
No, bought it new, but the expiry times on those codes is surprisingly short. Happened on more than one occassion, too. Taking it back's no good - the staff at Asda won't be able to offer anything but a refund - and getting on to the distributor might eventually get me a code, but who has time for that? (I tried, the first time, with a 20th Century Fox DVD and was rewarded, after much to-ing and fro-ing, with a low-res copy of my film - totally worth it!). Making my own digital copy (playable in every device that I own) is by far the simpler option. UltraViolet is a pretty good idea (you buy the DVD, you get the digital copy - exactly what I want) but it's implementation is somewhat lacking (I can watch some of what I buy, on some of my screens). I haven't quite got the point where I'm thinking "sod all this effort, I'll just torrent it", but I can certainly see why other people have (and I wouldn't condemn them for doing so - and this brings me back to my earlier point about the "illegal" service being far superior to the "legal" service, and why won't the content providers learn?).
poor logic and argument in bad faith
Ooh, you got me! I'd better rush home and put a drill through that hard-drive full of ill-gotten gains.
Have you ever tried to buy a CD/DVD and found that it's no longer available, or not available in the appropriate region for your player? I have.
Ever tried to get around the above problem buy purchasing the album/film as a digital download, instead of physical media, only to find that it's not available as a digital download? I have.
Ever purchased a DVD with the intent to use the UltraViolet digital copy, only to find that the code inside the case has expired? I have.
Mind you, I have been know to borrow CDs and DVDs from other people and then make copies for my own use before returning the originals! I should probably go to jail.
This cartoon is getting old, however it is still true.
The pirates are giving consumers the content that they want, in a timely and convenient fashion. Rather than endlessly chasing the pirates (an exercise in futility, I'm sure we can all agree), maybe the content producers should look at what the pirates are offering, and make sure that their own product more attractive?
I miss News Bunny.
No need to worry, I'm sure that Panasonic et al. will be pushing out firmware updates to all their existing "smart" TVs that will enable access to this revolutionary new service.
I can spot the difference between Freeview and Freeview HD but, on a 32" TV, the difference isn't so great that it's worth worrying about.
that dandelions are indeed very nice to eat. Easier to harvest than nettles, too.
I think I originally went with Orange because of the Orange Wednesday deal. Switched to Three, when I realised I wasn't going to the cinema very often. The only thing keeping me on Orange now is the Deezer subscription that came bundled with my contract. Lose that, and I'll be off.
From what I've heard, it has a fairly high attrition rate.
Besides, a job might be dirty and dangerous, but that's no reason for an employer to treat its employees like dirt.
BTW, automation seems to have done for ticket inspectors (no doubt fare-dodging is now non-existant, and ticket prices have fallen to the floor).
I'll look forward to my freshly re-elected MP trumpeting this triumph of job creation, and singing Amazon's praises. I doubt he'll make any mention of an Amazon warehouse being shit place to work - he not required to, of course, but that shouldn't stop media outlets drawing attention to it.
Sooo, private and public ownership are equally shite? Yay!
the agents always seemed very keen to walk into an obvious trap (and die as a result, which is at least different from the usual TV formula). Expecting the film to feature intelligent characters seems hopelessly optimistic.
Harry always seemed to avoid the fate of his younger colleagues by preferring to remain in the office, pouting and frowning like he was auditioning for Hollyoaks.
Credit where it's due: Apple know their market.
Looks to me like a picture of a vulnerable adult, desperately clinging on to the son who is growing up, and growing away from him.
That's it's being perceived as homoerotic, says much more about the people doing the perceiving.
Buying a car is easy, finding somewhere to park it is the problem.
Ha! I had to squint to get that to appear - otherwise it just looks like the old IE "e" with a Flock of Seagulls haircut.
What's Luton Town Football Club got to do with this?
Yes, I rather enjoyed that, too. Listening to him squirm is delightful.
Nick Clegg's suggestion that "Michael Green did it" was one of the rare instances of a politician actually making a good joke, too.
Touch screen phones make terrible games controllers.
And everyone should wear identical grey pyjamas, because fashion is a waste of effort, and any attempts at individuality must be quashed. Pass the Soma.
except that "we in the west" have been actively engaged in armed conflicts for the last decade or so. Granted, not with each other, but still...
I upvoted your earlier comment, Jimmy, but now you're just whining about people on an internet forum not agreeing with you, so you're second comment deserves downvoting.
but plenty of Android phones are very amenable to having their OS replaced, so it's not a huge jump to expect similar behaviour from Chromebooks.
The Register attracts the sort of person who likes to fiddle with their IT kit, so the authors recognising this and addressing it in the articles isn't really a big ask.
Congratulations. That doesn't make you sound like a creepy old man, at all. No, sir, not a bit.
Thumbs up to this.
A nice stick for me to beat
Orange EE with, come renewal time.
coarsely ground and stored in the freezer?
as it's just paying a hefty premium for a snazzy case and a remote, but if it raises the profile of the Pi as a media player, I'm all for it - get enough of these into peoples' houses, maybe the on-demand suppliers will start to take note (I'd love to be able to have iPlayer, Netflix, and what-have-you as workable add-ons for
Maybe a joke was a joke?
I would have liked to find out what their stance was on pictures women breastfeeding.
I changed supplier shortly after smart meters were fitted at my property. I had to twist the arm of my old suppliers to get them to extract readings from the smart meters, and my new supplier has never read them (they use a different model of smart meters). It's a fantastic system - I still have to read my meters every month, but now it's slightly more difficult than it was previously!
Overwhelming consumer demand, my arse.
You weren't supposed to look at her face!
"Wankah", would be more appropriate. Watch something like Deep Rising, and see how Jason Flemyng is shouting it.
I'm really not a fan of the big pictures that have started appearing above the headlines on The Register, but if all of them could be pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, I think I'd be quite happy.
HD has hardly been a massive hit, has it? DVD sales are probably in decline, thanks to streaming, but I'll bet they're more robust than Blu-Ray sales.
But not of 576.
I can't see any rose bushes.
And if all the first time voters think that way, your voting never will make any difference. Thank him from me, won't you, when the incumbent gets returned, and we face another 5 years of the current shower?
And what's the deal with airline food, eh?
The customer retentions (or whatever they're called) operator at Three called me a liar when I called to cancel my contract. Didn't stack up well against the people employed by Orange, who have never been anything less than polite, whether I've been leaving or joining their network.
That said, their high street outlets seem to be staffed with duplicitous sharks, unlike the local O2 store, where the lad was more than happy to let me leave without buying anything.
Swings and roundabouts, I suppose.
"feminazi" doesn't so much "strike a tender nerve", more it serves as a handy marker that the speaker doesn't really have an opinion worth listening to.
Believing that men and women should occupy an equal position in society, does not make one a misandrist. Nor does the condemnation of sexual violence.
Good thing Superman was always around to stop him, then.