32 posts • joined Friday 6th August 2010 17:40 GMT
@ Thomas 4
Re: Matte will rise again
I think the OP is misguided here; there's a big difference between looking AT something underneath a matte screen (where the focal point is very close to the screen) and trying to see THROUGH a screen to the end of the road...
More scammers at work
Isn't this the same technique scamsters use to get money out of the naive and elderly...
...you can't have time to think about it, you must sign up NOW!!!
Re: Well, I would hardly call selling coffee
Are they selling to themselves, or are they franchises?
Sounds to me like the brand makes all the money while the UK shop owners get stiffed.
There was a race with the Russians to get to the moon first.
Now it's a "first to build a moon base" race against the Chinese.
All the mistakes that were made twice 'coz nobody wanted to give secrets to the other side... and it's going to happen all over again.
What did that Tim Burton movie say?
"Why can't we all just get along?"
They DO have a right to everything. Just because we are less oppressed than the Chinese doesn't mean we should be jumping for joy with our situation. It's one of the reasons we are so complacent with our lot; we can always look at China and say "we mustn't complain, they've got it worse than us".
"governments that allow them the freedoms"
That sounds like an oxymoron to me.
Time to take the red pill.
What would the UK Government do if people stopped paying 60% fuel tax and got their car power for free?
This could be interesting to watch
It may be the first time that anarchy has been tried in the modern world.
Let's see if Anonymous still exist in their present state in 10 or 20 years, or if there are many fractured sub-Anons in existence, as they don't get along together...
Re: You can see this in films too
"That's a bit like setting something in "London", but catching a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower in the background..."
That must be Blackpool Tower, silly...
There are a few comments here that US TV is drawn out beyond belief, and I have to concur on most counts; the US have been producing hour-long shows with no content except for the cliffhanger at the end since the sixties.
One of the oddities (for me at least) at the moment is Prime Suspect USA; this suffers from the opposite problem. They've taken a two-hour show and diluted it so there is no fleshing-out of characters. The storyline finishes just as it should be getting going!
Re: Digital haze - no thanks
I'm still happily on CRT.
I don't agree with the 'haze' comment, but I do think CRT does textures and tonality far better than LCD. LCD seems to lack subtlety somehow.
It could I suppose be down to the average modern idiot who doesn't like TV looking natural, but instead prefers high contrast over-saturated images; and yes, that includes most of my friends and relations, too!
There are quite a few on this poll that I think are good films.
As far as your remake offerings are concerned, Alien 4 works for me, but I like Jean-Pierre Jeunet's films anyway. It's Alien 3 that is truly a mess.
AVP, which is a silly concept at best was actually a far better film than I was expecting.
Each to their own, I guess.
@ Alan Smithie
FYI, the plural of 'box' is 'boxes'.
I'm a little concerned about the posters here that admit to downloading a copy of Windows off the web to install on their friends/customers machines, even with a valid licence key.
How do you know there's no rootkit/malware embedded on those disks? They could easily be encoded so as not to be spotted by any AV, etc. added after the install.
...and you're giving them to folk who can't even make a recovery disk by themselves?
No wonder 'sploits are rife.
The New World
Sounds like you're a fashion victim to me.
Spending your hard earned on something new because it looks pretty, not because it does anything more useful than what you have already?
Still, it's your choice.
Sorry about the double post, the Mods took a while to release the first and I got impatient.
You are correct about "read-only documents". Modifications can usually be spotted, but that's not the direction I meant the discussion to go.
What I mean is: Why do companies send out 'informational' documents in a format that can only be read in an editor after a 200MB download, when all I need to be sent is a pdf that I can open with a 15MB reader?
What other formats can be used (except plain text) ;-) to accomplish the same goals? There's no need to add multimedia, that's just stupid and is probably the cause of a lot of the vulns. For 'universal' nicely-typeset docs, what options are there?
I'll take the bait...
OK then, name another product that allows creation of read-only documents that can be read on virtually any OS without having to do a 200MB download first...?
I'm curious as to how many "something else"s there are out there...
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