"Did they also do that Death Cruise thing with a decoder wheel?"
Cruise For A Corpse? No, that was Delphine Games.
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Cruise For A Corpse? No, that was Delphine Games.
The best part of the H2G2 game was the ziplock bag containing your very own microscopic space fleet, and the replica demolition orders for Arthur's house and the Earth which differed only in that one was written in Vogon.
Infocom gave the best extras. Planetfall had three bags of scented goo to match the food packets in the game, The Lurking Horror contained your character's student card and Leather Goddesses of Phobos had a scratch and sniff card to use at various points in the game. (OK, maybe not so much that last one, but still.)
"Big". HTH, HAND.
To answer your question: mass isn't enough to create a black hole, you need density as well. If you want to know more about it, watch the 1979 Disney movie The Black Hole. You'll learn nothing about black holes, but it's a really good movie and you'll enjoy yourself a lot more than if you'd spent the same length of time poring over scientific textbooks for relatively useless trivia.
When visiting a website I'm not familiar with I always make sure my Cat6 network cable is properly sheathed.
It's also ten metres long and I keep it strapped down so people won't trip over it. I can show you pictures, if you don't believe me.
The average donations for Australia are heavily skewed because international shipping generally has to be included in your pledge. Australia gets hit for this worse than anywhere else.
You're the first person anywhere who has had anything positive to say about TESO.
If the game was murderously hard from the off then a lot of people who only want to log on and kill sprites for 20 minutes would have been driven away. People who have been driven away don't buy expansions. So instead they put in a system where even the most casual player gets to see and kill Diablo but the hardcore gamers would still have something to aim for.
The mistake Blizzard made was in having it take three trips through the game before you reached the level cap. I agree this was a bad decision and it did drive people away simply because it got tedious. But you're blaming Blizzard because you didn't die during the tutorial, and that's silly.
As of patch 2.0 this week it's all moot anyway - monsters now scale to your level and difficulty levels can be adjusted on the fly so you can pick one that's right for you. If you play a brand new character on Expert (the second difficulty level) you should get to 60 by the time you complete Act IV for the first time, and loot rains down upon you like pigeon crap in Trafalgar Square. If you've already paid for the game, you might want to give it another go.
You didn't play in Inferno, then. Nobody who did would ever say Diablo III was easy when it first came out. Inferno mode stole everyone's lunch money and all the first Inferno Diablo kills were done with exploits because it was impossible without them. It's easier now, because Blizzard have learned from their mistake.
No, Sinclair stole the design for the new Mac Pro some 30 years ago. Don't you keep up with technological developments?
Very true - a hundred people with signs *are* infinitely more likely to succeed than an online petition. Of course, infinity times zero is still zero. It's depressing,
That's what they all say when they're in the dock!
If you've only got a 5-incher then I have bad news for you - you've definitely been superseded.
More of a revolution over some magnetic fields, if you ask me.
... is insane. I closed my account there after I was able to deposit a cheque that wasn't made out to me into my own account. Gross incompetence from top to bottom.
How ironic it is that people are being prevented from seeing a vital piece of the history of Hitler's defeat by exactly the kind of banally evil bureaucrat he would have loved.
Moving the keyboard on a laptop from the front to the back was far from an obvious idea. To get the maximum screen size on the minimum footprint, the screen needs to be as close to the hinge as possible. If the keyboard is at the back of the case, the user's hands will block his view of the bottom of the screen. Apple got around this by raising the screen, but users paid for it with a slightly smaller display and a significantly thicker device.
Did it never occur to Schrodinger that the cat was an observer?
I always wondered why there was a West Saxon, a South Saxon, a Middle Saxon and an East Saxon but no North Saxon. Then I realised it was probably because they tried calling it "Nosex" and everybody left.
Type 1 diabetics can lose sensitivity to hypoglycaemia, which is why all sufferers of the condition are advised to test regularly whether they "feel low" or not. Kindly take your magnificently ill-informed opinion about how to control a potentially lethal disease that you do not have and fuck off.
It already includes bronies. I don't think I want it to get any broader.
Is this article a repost? I'm sure I saw a lot of the material (including SCRUMPI) elsewhere on the Register last year.
I don't know, arguably internet forums are the Microsoft Word MMO.
Why does it matter? It wasn't being held in a hand.
Why assume there's something wrong with his organ, just because it wasn't built for playing in a cathedral?
I wouldn't, as I have never seen an ad on the Pirate Bay. If you're dumb enough to go browsing sites you think are dodgy without using blockers for adverts and Java, then you deserve all the thumbs down that you get.
Because it's a ridiculous claim. Do you know how long it would take one person to smoke three LED torches?
A number of LGBT support sites have been blocked by the filter, including the website of the LGBT Liberal Democrat group who were involved in the push for marriage equality. So in addition to everything else, the Tories are using the filter to bash gays.
That may apply when talking about consoles from two generations back, but the nostalgia market for 8-bit computers remains strong because while sound and graphical gimmicks may date gameplay never does, and 8-bit games didn't have room for anything but pure unadulterated gameplay. Their legacy continues through indie developers - Super Meat Boy is so 80s it hurts.
The sooner this parliament goes from being hung to being hanged, the better.
Yes. I found that out while trying to access a friend's Facebook page. If that doesn't tell you the system is filtering for what they want you to see rather than for things that might actually be of concern, then nothing will.
Irredeemable Despicable Sociopath would be closer to the truth.
Better than calling it icosihenagene, and adding the strapline "you just can't have enough".
Personally I wouldn't find stanene out of place in the component list of a Terminator, so it's acceptable as a name.
He never was. Baker was 40 when he took on the role.
Scientology is exactly what Hubbard intended it to be. Or did you forget that he is the person who said the fastest way to make a million dollars is to found a religion?
It was better than nice - it's made the Eighth Doctor's BF stories officially canon. Moffat's also dropped hints that the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors may be allowed to reprise the role for BF if they wish. Eccleston probably won't, but Matt Smith might.
Like the BOFH, I believe that the definition of perfect pitch is when you throw a bagpiper off a cliff and he lands on an accordionist. The only exceptions to this are Orbital's Bigpipe Style and the Reel and Soul Society's accordion version of Green Onions. I am not downvoting your post, but only because it would be churlish to do so in addition to hurling you to your death on the rocks 200 feet below.
I do, however, have "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana (AKA "the Old Spice music") played on a banjo. Now THAT'S good.
You're seriously using Steam DRM as an argument for buying a Sony console instead?
It turned into a load of tedious crap long ago after the end of the first main arc, and it's coming to a close next year anyway. Read The Unwritten instead.
So you lose your XBL account and your console is useless? I imagine Hitler is going to have a few words to say about that.
Tell you what, why don't I ask my sister how she felt when some slimy pervert stuck his phone up her skirt and took a photo? Oh, wait, I don't have to - I already know that she was shocked and upset by it. I also know that had I been there, said pervert would have eaten his phone without salt.
You are speaking from a position of ignorance, Chris. Taking an upskirt photo without permission may not be on the same level as groping a woman or pulling off her clothes, and it's certainly nowhere near actual rape, but it's still a violation.
I can see why you chose to be anonymous. There is nothing extreme about getting angry with someone for committing what is essentially a sexual assault on a loved one.
Well, of course they do. That's what happens when your ban on all Nazis extends to the grammar Nazis. The internet needs the SS  if it's going to stay readable.
 Sentence Structure.
Note that despite Apple's pride in the aluminium back, the article does not say that an iPhone has ever stopped a bullet. For a variety of reasons one would think there would be more incidents of iPhone users being shot at, too. Obviously it's the smaller screen size - less chance of it getting in the way.
(Cue quote from the spectre of Jobs: "iPhone users would rather be shot than use a device with a larger screen.")
I think the total figures are for all handsets including those that are not smartphones. It's possible that Samsung's 31% share does represent more than 50% of the smartphones. I'm not sure how that works given that Windows phones (and possibly Blackberries) do technically count as smart and they make up more than 2% of the market, but still.
You leave Jack Burton alone!
Have you considered upgrading your handset?
And here we are five years later, when I routinely hear of O2 customers abandoning ship to head for the fairer waters (and unlimited mobile data allowances) of 3. I migrated myself earlier this year. Ah, sweet irony.
We don't want to know about Idaho. That sort of thing should be kept private.
(I know, I know...)
No it bloody well isn't. >:[
There's a difference between offering micro-transactions for things that make the game easier and deliberately deceiving your customers into thinking they have to pay to play. The Facebook log-out option that you need to even know the Mystery Quests exist has been hidden behind two levels of menus then tucked away offscreen at the bottom of a list.
Also, Angry Birds and countless other games let you play for free or pay for an ad-free version. Rovio aren't losing money.