990 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010
they could release finished products that don't need patching )to correct the fact that they don't work properly)? Just a thought.
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Well played, Amazon.
There's no way anyone would have bought one of these for Christmas.
I've always been a big fan of
buying cars with doors/boots, so that I can put what I want into them.
Opt in to share your organs,
opt out to keep your health record private. Isn't this all a bit arse-about-face?
But what about the "emotional repercussions"?
You must be made of stern stuff.
On the other hand,
70 quid won't buy you a PC to play it on.
I love my kids, but retain my rights to moan about them to all and sundry.
"loss of enjoyment of life"
He's got kids, so he should win on this, at least.
"suddenly have next-to-no films to stream online"
So, no change there then? LoveFilm's streaming service is laughable - poor video quality, poor selection, crappy player (had to resort to IE last time I used it, as it was unusable under Opera).
Making films harder to access, by switching to Silverlight, just provides more of an incentive for those who can to steal* films, rather than pay to watch them.
*I know, it's not actually stealing. Whatever.
Once they get it done, it'll be just like H2G2 all over again:
shit film -> outrage from fans -> moment of quiet reflection whilst fans remember that the source material is pretty ropey anyway -> we all move on.
Given that Doctor Who frequently makes no sense,
pisses over it's own continuity, and features wild changes in tone, I fail to see what you're complaining about.
"licensed brand tat"
Got your rose-tinted glasses on? Go back 25 years, or so, and you'd find my friends and I playing the Star Wars deck, at the exclusion of all others (except maybe the Horror deck), not least because the presence of the detailed stats was proof positive that the US were building X-Wings and a Death Star
The news presence of Reagan's Star Wars defence programme may have influenced our thinking. That, and being 8-year old boys...
This all sounds very reasonable,
but will stir up plenty of "how dare you presume to tell me what I can/cannot watch" froth, nonetheless. I like to be able to make informed decisions, and the BBFC do a fine job with that for films.
Certainly better systems than the adult content blocking used on mobile phones, anyway.
Now, get the film made, so we can all get on with forgetting QoS.
Dubbing Polish audio over the live broadcast of Doctor Who?
Typical of the left-leaning BBC to want to support all the lazy immigrants who want to come over here, to steal our jobs and abuse our benefits system.
The sooner the BBC has it's funding slashed (it's a tax - I don't even watch Cbeebies, so why should I be forced to fund it?), and is sold off to Rupert Murdoch, the better.
"we have optimized certain hardware components and made firmware adjustments which better enable PC-centric scenarios" a rather long winded way of saying "we've written a driver for it"?
A Tory MP, showing contempt for the electorate?
If this is newsworthy, can we expect a serious editorial on ursine defecation habits, next?
You're only upset because it's true!
That said, I'm a man, but the profile of female mobile users seemed to sum me up fairly well.
His deity of choice must be really petty.
Christian, you say? *checks Old Testament* Yup, really petty.
I can see this going down a storm
with anyone running a Wi-Fi hotspot.
This sounds terrible.
I watch programmes to see if I like them - if I do, then I keep watching; if I don't, I stop watching. Beyond the license fee, and the cost of owning and operating a TV set, this costs me nothing (maybe time, in that I sometimes waste 10 minutes watching something I don't like, before switching it off).
Why would I want to pay a monthly subscription on the off-chance that I might like what's on offer? Likewise, why would I pay a monthly subscription for a load of repeats?
"I like the sound of that, let's watch it and see if it's any good," suits me far better than "I like the sound of that, let's pony up £30 to see if it's any good".
Is "Curry Chef" the only job that's being lost to immigrant labour?
No. How about Pickles and his chums set about dealing with employers who are willing to flout the law to pay illegal staff members illegally low wages? Maybe he should put his head together with IDS, and they can both have a think about why some people are better off on benefits?
Combine it with Move?
I hope not! Even Sony couldn't be daft enough to encourage their customers to cover up their eyes and ears, then flail their arms about - could they?
If you need to be over 13 to use facebook,
surely no one using facebook will know who Justin Beiber is?
they ran Jamie Oliver out of town.
Nail on head, here.
If you can remember playing Elite (I can, and I wasted hours on Frontier), then the assumption must be that you've moved on from videogames, now (my PS2 is slightly broken, and gathering dust).
MW3, and what have you, seemed to be aimed at 13 year old boys, so "classic" would be whatever their older brothers used to play.
"young women must start insisting their partners use condoms"
Because this is solely the responsibility of the woman? Ugh.
Either their going to reboot Doctor Who,
thus throwing all the established (dis)continuity out of the window, or they could pick up where the last film left off.
I vote for option B, and would love to see Paul McGann returned to the role.
B13 ELM, which struck me as offensive.
I've also seen 404 LOL, but couldn't decide whether to laugh or cry, at that.
Seems like a lot of money,
for a child's toy.
Yes, my inner-child would like one.
This, a thousand times over.
Why can't they just let it die?
"If every single person posting to this forum started calling Apple..."
If only their phones worked.
conducts his business over BBM.
Infringing on their trademark, wasn't he?
Probably would have gone the same way if he'd set up a site of guys being sucked off by Hoovers.
Reading this whilst trying
to clean some unknown nastie off the in-laws PC. Happy halloween, indeed.
"three packs of ten every two months"
Why are they giving out 2 years supply, every couple of months?
There's no money to be made in the porn business.
Flash invariably fails to detect my webcam, even if I want it to.
So I guess I'm safe from this.
I'm surprised that Golden Palace aren't offering up the cash
in return for tatooing their brand on the offending organ. Or did they go bust?
but it's much easier to opt out of having a Nectar card (you can still shop at Sainsburys) than it is to opt out of having an IP address (you can't use the internet). Given that being without a permanent address can effectively drop you out of society, is not hard to imagine that being without an IP address could eventually leave you in a similar position.
"the ad appeared to link teenage girls with sexually provocative behaviour"
Just imagine that. Won't somebody think of the childr... on second thoughts, that likely to get people in trouble.
but wasn't one purpose of the World Service to enhance the reputation of the UK abroad? Acting in the interests of the country, rather than a specific government, but still...
I have a six-way strip
with a switch for each socket, which cost considerably less than £30. OK, the stick on remote is more snazzy, but mine is more flexible.
Nice idea, though.
Enrichment of what? Facebook, its affiliates, or the users' web browsing experience?
What sort of monster are you?
When I was little, it was all about Sonic beating up Mario.
When I was a teenager, it was all about how Macs were shit because they only had one button on the mouse.
It's good to see that nothing has really changed as I've got older.
Is this the fella
who was behind the iPlayer badgering me to spill my viewing habits onto facebook? Certainly sounds like it, and I didn't like it.
I'd like the epg to tell me what is on, and when, not what it thinks I ought to be watching, but then I'm probably part of some luddite minority.
This would explain all those programmes
which seem to consist of nothing other than an endless cycle of "Coming up..." and brief recaps.
Happy enough for auto-updates to be an option,
but I don't want to have to install them. I like to control what goes on my PC.
Faster startup sounds nice, though.
was an excellent read. Thank you.
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