New disaster type in SC5
6087 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Yeah... it's not like these old game articles are blatant adverts... they note problems as well as successes.
Personally I've really enjoyed the series.
<=== EA you owe me one
There are official SC iOS apps, I think based around SC3000 but worth a look. Just google simcity iphone or similar.
Review here: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2010/12/14/simcity-deluxe-ipad-review
Now you put me off, I wanted to buy a copy as an old SC2000 fan who doesn't want the SC2000 ugliness on a modern PC.
I'm not convinced most games are optimized to maximise performance on 2 cores, let alone 4 or 6.
The "good guys"? Oh Bob you don't just have wool over your eyes, but a sheep sitting on your face.
Maybe when you start up a company, rather than 'fleecing' your customers you can pay developers £30k a year to write lovely software you give away, running on servers you pay for.
Of course you won't be doing it for very long.
Seriously get a grip. It's not 'fleecing' for a company not to give stuff away for free. It's only ever done to build a brand or on the shareware principle (I'm not considering ad-supported as free).
Here, let me pass this toy back to you, it seems to have fallen out of the pram.
So they should spend $millions and then give it away? It's their code, for them to bury or burn if they want since they paid for it.
I do fully support the IDEA of them doing as you suggest, just not that they have any moral duty to even consider it.
Although, isn't this exactly what happened to Wave?
>>they are still making plenty of money so I don't see the point.
Companies don't like to make "plenty" of money. They don't like to make a "reasonable" or "fair" amount of money. They want to maximise their income.
They are under no obligation to make any of their products free except market pressure... trying to charge for gmail would make everyone leave.
They pirated an open specification? Good one. I suppose D pirated C++ and C++ pirated C?
C# is way better than Java these days.
Good point about servers... how often do we see Linux servers compromised via vulnerabilities in PHP, Worpress, and other 3rd party applications. In the web world, admins are already aware that keeping those apps updated is super-important.
As a developer, .net (well C#) is bloody lovely.
If you want to allow applications to do something useful then they have to be able to do stuff on the system - modify/delete files for instance.
Of course you could have an OS with different permissions "modify files outside own directory" etc but it won't help because everyone will accept the permissions.
Let me see... "almost illegal" that means the same as legal doesn't it?
Well people on G+ are generally Google fan[boi]s so of course they'll use Reader.
Or to put it another way, salt.
Although the idea of disolving stuff in molten salt is quite enthralling.
>>How can you say that! My phone still can neither make me a cup of tea, nor a bacon sandwich!
People are still adding features to phones. But they are just cramming new things on as gimmicks, not finding needs to meet. Like apps/web-connected TVs. You'd be better with a dedicated bacon sandwich machine.
There's no longer a need to innovate, phones are already so good and do what is required.
Everyone's been saying Apple stagnated 2 years ago but presumably that is just because they were 2 years ahead and now the rest have caught up.
>>sure did spout on about how the platform was all about being open
Is their app store part of the Android platform though?
>>When a company proudly proclaims that their mantra to be "Do No Evil", they openly invite comparisons of evil to their actions - especially this one.
If you think a company trying to make money is "evil", then I suppose you're right. It's pretty clear their mantra was about not having closed standards, using their position of power to crush opposition, etc. Not having restrictions on what can be sold in their own appstore WHEN THEY ALLOW OTHER APPSTORES AND LET YOU INSTALL APPS DIRECTLY.
Please, FFS grow up and stop using the word "evil" for anything you don't like. Maybe when you spend hundreds of billions of dollars building a platform you can decide to just give it away from the goodness of your heart, until then you'll have to continue being a whiney little bitch.
Just install it the regular way and stop acting all offended they don't allow apps which block their revenue stream in their own app store.
It's their store. They will decide what they want to host within it.
You can still decide what's allowed on your device, you just have to do it yourself. You have absolutely zero moral grounds to tell them what they can or can't put in their store.
How else would we get URLs like little.fluffy.cloud or sitonmy.face?
>>I am glad that I can help pay for the society in which I live. I could go contracting and pay myself minimum wage, clawing the rest back in dividends but I don't.
You totally fail to understand the very point of contracting which is lifestyle rather than tax dodging. You can be a contractor and pay yourself a regular salary. And you have to pay tax on dividends, moreso dividends which take your personal earnings above the higher rate.
Typical leftie rant... bang on about morality while being factually ignorant. I assume you don't have an ISA or pension?
I think you accidentally got here instead of whingingleftwingentitlement.com
He earns less than Wayne Rooney?
It's not open source?
I don't use Reader but it's a discontinued product I've actually heard of for a change. And I thought Reader was close to being a standard for RSS so it does seem odd to axe it unless it mysteriously uses a LOT of resources.
Is it a standalone product or integrated with gmail?
Cutting off your nose to spite your face, smart move.
I don't really see the point of this one. Can you really not buy a small portable LCD screen for the same cost as a Kindle, hell you can get a complete Android tablet for under £100 in the first place. I get the point is fun over function but this seems one step too far.
Well the doctors aren't necessarily the ones in poverty.
I'm surprised I have never seen official microscope add-ons for iPhones, etc. Do they exist... if not would be better than most of the other accessories out there. Get kids into science etc.
I had a friendly email from Google this morning saying they hadn't been able to index my site.
I was pretty sure it had better battery life for an equivalent battery, meaning you can make RT tabs thinner/lighter.
Or you could buy an Android tablet.
That sounds rather a bargain to me. Even with the keyboard it's cheaper than a mid-range iPad and way cheaper than Surface Pro.
They may be an exploration "into the human condition" but what a lousy collection of films. Solaris? Really?!
Gattaca is a great film though.
So by that argument El Reg's paper plane project wasn't innovative as it just used boring old paper and off the shelf components. I think you're confusing the word "innovate" with "invent".
>>Lord British is seeking hand-outs from people who will still have to pay for his product once it's completed.
Are you sure about that? Did you even both looking at the site? Getting a free copy of the game/CD is pretty normal on KS assuming you pledge a non-trivial amount... in this case $25 gets you a copy of the game as well as access to the beta program.
>>if you're a multimillionaire you should fund your own projects. Like the rest of the successful business world do.
Well done for showing your utter ignorance of "the business world". A sizable business venture will typically require tens of millions, and no sensible businessman would put a large proportion of their money in one project.
"The rest of the successful business world" rely on attracting investors and partners precisely so they are operating at lower risk.
But your average user just types amazon+ENTER don't they?
I thought they all made their bids last year, so what's this new turn of events?
So it's fine for a company to own a generic .com (DIY.com) but not a generic TLD? TLDs are profilerating to such an extent it seems little difference to me,
Since theirs was an octo and the X-4 is a quadro, clearly not. But it did look a lot like the octo also featured in this article, and yes it was very impressive. I want one.
It annoys me there is no notepad++ for OSX. Yes I know there are built-in tools and probably better ones for OSX, but a consistent set of apps is nice for those of us who have to skip between multiple OS very frequently.
If it takes you a long time to wait for VS to boot up (not to load a project, just to load a file) you are doing it wrong.
If you don't like an OS which puts restrictions on what software you can run, don't use it.
Really? El Reg readers are always super keen to point out this isn't the case, and that the fact everybody you know uses iPad is just a bad sample based on you being a hipster knob with other hipster knob friends.
Don't forget good old Google and Apple who use exactly the same tricks and worse when they can get away with it.