1210 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010
I'd buy that (for the obligatory dollar).
Re: Intellivision "soccer"
Being able to run off one side of the screen, and reappear on the other, was a killer feature, and is sadly absent for all subsequent football sims.
Re: "100,000 high profile directors"
Pass the assault rifle, the herd needs thinning...
Remember when the next 3 years felt like the rest of your life?
No, me neither. Bloody kids.
Re: the Cloud
Oh, alright then, The Cloud is a catch-all term for applications and services provided on distributed systems, as well as certain implementations of multi-site redundant server virtualisation, and file storage. Saying that something is "in the cloud" is roughly analogous to saying that it's "on the internet" - both terms are vague, but imply that "it" (be it a file or an application) is in a location away from the device, and accessible via the user's internet connection. The Cloud is also the brand name of a WiFi hotspot provider, but this is usually not what someone means when the refer to "The Cloud".
Bleh. That was a mouthful.
Quick, everyone down The Pub (but don't specify which one!).
I used to think that video games were worth getting worked up about,
but then I grew up.
Trolling aside, mandatory online, and no 2nd hand games, makes the XBoxOne sound repellent. The idea that you could use your credentials on a friends machine, to play for a whole hour, gave me a good laugh, though.
Re: the Cloud
It's a catch-all term for remote storage, and also a specific brand on public Wi-Fi. Calm down.
I have a Henry Hoover at home. He's not really a Hoover, though. Bet that makes you cross!
Sounds like you're alright. Pull the ladder up, Jack!
Re: Brian cox
A time machine is just what Broughty Ferry needs.
Lots of interesting choices on here
(and many that I've never heard of). All immaterial, though, as Bruce Campbell is on the list, and so I am compelled to vote for him, on the grounds that HE'S BRUCE CAMPBELL.
Actually, he might make for a pretty good Doctor. He might also make for a terrible Doctor, but who cares? HE'S BRUCE CAMPBELL.
I rather like Bruce Campbell.
Will have to give this a try,
as there's something indescribably wrong with the keyboard on my HTC Desire, post ICS update. Quick mention of the Hacker's Keyboard, which sees use on my Nexus 7 for Terminal sessions.
Cheese on toast = Good
Beans on toast = Good
Marmite on toast = Superlative
Cheese on beans on toast = Like eating vomit
Cheese on Marmite on toast = Wrong
Beans on Marmite on toast = OH DEAR GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
Really? Cheese on toast?
Fine. Here you go:
1. Turn on grill
2. Whilst grill heats, put bread in toaster and brown slightly more than you intended
3. Burn hands whilst retreiving toast
4. Add sliced (grated, if you're an idiot) cheese* to one side of the toast**
5. Place toast, cheese side up, under the grill until it*** melts
6. Retreive toast, slice if desired, burn mouth on first bite.
*Yellow cheese is traditional, but reds can be used; nothing crumbly (they don't melt properly) and nothing veiny (the results will be bordering on the inedible); bendy cheeses are a possibility, but the results can be strange; all said, best stick with Cheddar.
**You may wish to preceede the cheese with some other toppings/sauces (a slice of ham is a good way to ensure that all the toppings slough off during the first mouthful) - my personal prefence is sliced chicken and jalapenos; you may also with to follow the cheese with a splash of worcestershire sauce (anything else would be an abomination).
***If anything other than the cheese is melting, you should probably lay off the microdots.
Re: Windows phones built to Microsoft's hardware recipe
"Having a camera that isn't totally shit", is one of my criteria for phone purchases. Being able to upgrade that to "having a camera that's actually pretty good" would be more than welcome.
I don't really have anything to add,
but I'm going to ADD IT IN CAPITALS.
Never change, Eadon. The forums would be all the poorer for it.
Do you need a lie down?
A cup of tea wouldn't hurt, either.
Re: I think you're doing L!ve TV a disservice.
I seem to remember the north-European beauty delivering the weather report whilst dressed in evening wear. Proper classy.
I think you're doing L!ve TV a disservice.
They also had News Bunny, Britiain's Bounciest Weather (with Rusty Goffe), and, umm, Lunchbox Volleyball (a staple of my late night viewing, as a student). Better than BBCThree, anyway.
Re: Own goal ?
Were they advocating a boycott of Apple products, or just suggesting that people but them elsewhere?
A large, mostly empty homescreen,
with a clock? 4 icons in the launcher? Candybar form, with rounded corners? A coloured back?
I take it that everyone from Apple to Samsung, through HTC, Nokia, and all the rest, will be lining up to murder this in court?
I do hope not. A decent, budget smartie can only be a good thing.
Re: "Time to invoke Godwin's law"
"As a Register Forum discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Eadon approaches 1."
He's the BOOGEYMAN of our age.
and the meat-slurry enriched ice-cream reported earlier, it's clearly not a good week for food.
"watch Game of Thrones on Sky"
with a load of pointless waffle plastered all over the screen, utterly obscuring what it was that you were trying to watch in the first place. We all love an enhanced experience, don't we?
I'm not going to argue the case for omnipresent CCTV and such, but I have a feeling that it goes beyond hoping that those being filmed will fall over, so that the video can be uploaded to YouTube or posted to You've Been Framed.
People might be willing to accept the CCTV cameras, but why are you - yes, you with the smartphone - what are YOU looking at?
Using as much of the slaughtered animal as possible,
is a truly laudable aim (and the reason we have black puddings and haggis - and who would want to go without them?). That said, and as much as I love offal, this really does sound disgusting.
I always thought that the Xperia Play
was an interesting idea, and this looks to be an extension of that (but primarily, or solely, a games machine, rather than a phone).
The thing that holds back Android games (in my view, at least) if the terrible controls - touch screen only is rubbish for anything beyond puzzlers like Angry Birds - so this is the obvious solution. Whether people want an Android machine for gaming, when the DS is already so dominant in the handheld sector, remains to be seen (my gut says that they don't, and this will go the way of the Lynx).
Re: I can feel the holistic synergy
Yes, but have you harnessed that synergy?
Re: This will be useful...
I forget who it was, but I had cause to phone a company who's hold music would be occassionally interrupted to let me know that I was "[n]th in the queue". All well and good, but I soon found out that the longest wait was when I was "next in the queue", suggesting that the whole thing was just an artificial countdown.
Thumbs up for my energy provider, on this issue (Ovo Energy),
as they prominently display both an 0800 and a regualr (geographic) number, on all their materials (and the welcome message on the 0800 reminds you of this, again). I do wish more companies would do this.
*click* ... *dial tone* ... *scream*
I see you've been calling BT.
"privacy is only a problem for the last generation"
Or perhaps it's just the fact that car insurance for those in the 18-24 bracket is so ludicrously expensive, that they'd agree to anything that might bring it down a bit?
Based on that final screenshot,
a world without punctuation is not a world in which I wish to live, so I'll pass on BBM. Thanks for the offer, though.
Re: "tumblr"? What's that?
If only Yahoo! had a search engine, then you could use that to look up "tumblr". Oh well...
I had a "shipping experience"
whilst reading some slash-fiction. Not an experience that I'm keen to repeat.
I got fined by one of these companies, using ANPR in place of
actual tickets, or human interaction, claiming that I'd failed to pay their parking charge. Pretty stupid process as, unless you remember to get a ticket from the machine, you can't prove that you paid.
Got it overturned, in the end, but I fully endorse any prankster who wants to give these idiots the run around.
"he's the bad guy...because he's British"
To pick just two examples, Die Hard and The Avengers would both have been considerably less interesting if the bad guys were re-cast. To pick another two: Superman 2 and Beverly Hills Cop.
The British get the bad guy roles in Hollywood films because a) the British are the traditional enemy of the Americans (the War of Independence* was a pretty big deal) and b) British actors are better, whether they be giving a finely nuanced performance, heavy with pathos, or just chewing up the scenery at every available opportunity.
As much as I enjoyed the last Star Trek film, it's Cumberpatch that I'm most looking forward to watching, in this one.
*Not sure why they hate the French so much, though.
Re: Shall we chalk that one up to another Windows security FAIL?
I may have downvoted you for missing the point, but I do admire your dedication.
I'd like to read your post as a satire, but experience tells me that it's far nearer the truth than any of us would like to admit.
So, some pre-loaded memory cards, and a C64-shaped case into which to slip the Pi - if there was sufficient interest in his original idea, wouldn't that transfer over to this?
OK, I'm already to consider the "indie origins and price"
of The Cat Lady. What are they?
Whilst I'm asking stupid questions, does anyone still play point'n'click adventures? Have they moved on past "go everywhere, say everything to everybody and try giving them everything in your inventory"?
Hail he, who has come from the skies
to deliver us from the terrors of the deadites!
Nice try, but you DIDN'T USE ENOUGH CAPITALS. Also, I don't agree with you.
At least someone
is making money from facebook.
I don't think that "dynamic lighting, shadows, real time physics" are much of a concern to the casual gaming crowd.
I play on Kongregate, and tend to find that the games that use Unity are not the games that interest me.
Re: Way over the top
Tsk. You'll never get your 15 minutes of fame if you insist on behaving like a grown up.
I don't think much of the company that bills me for my water consumption.
What should I do - take my custom elsewhere?
Maybe all reviews should be like this?
"What's it like? No idea, but judging by the box, I award a score of 47%"
Think of the time saved! With all these resources freed up from this "journalism" nonsense, LOHAN could be on the moon, by now.
I don't normally get car sick, but now have a great urge to throw up.
So, as compensation for an outage of their online game service,
users are invited to buy 3 more games on their online game service?
I will miss physical media, when it goes.
Re: Super Sonic (@Jared Hunt)
Damn, my childhood feels uttely wasted, now.
- Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U
- Stephen Pie iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? NO, it's the Most Exquisite THING. EVER
- Updated iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
- Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM
- JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!