265 posts • joined Sunday 28th November 2010 13:16 GMT
A stationary BMW catches fire? How?
That's the biggest mystery here.
And that second to last paragraph, shouldn't it say makers of video games are like drug dealers, not the people playing them?
A wind-up light is far better and lasts longer...
6 LED lamp...
"This practical lantern is simple to use as you simply need to wind up the torch for 1 minute to enjoy 25 minutes of light. It takes just 10 minutes of winding to fully charge the lantern, giving you 100 minutes of light and making it perfect for camping." :-
So... yeah, I don't get it.
It would be nice if you could put it on a wall.
With that rounded back it looks like it has to be hung in a room, but the light is on one side. I don't like the design, but I wish them luck with the trial
The PS4 is smaller, cheaper and faster than the Xbox one.
Plus it doesn't have a great big power transformer outside the box.
Try a little harder Microsoft, and then we'll look at it again.
This is like the previous gaff about taking the day off work with a sick note.
It's totally numb-nuts, doesn't anybody look at these things and think about it, even for a second?
Is it just one guy that writes this stuff - sitting behind an old wooden desk with spider's web going from the nice green table lamp to the end of his wrinkly old nose, and when he sneezes dust flies everywhere.
It's more tired and lame than anything else, way to go Microsoft-in-the-head. soz.
I don't think it's as negative as 'will the big companies back it'
It's all about attracting the creative individuals, that see it as a way out from their slave working conditions under EA and the like. Many will fail, but many will like it far more than the minor Android devices out there. So I have some hope for it, especially if it shares the RAM with the GPU. If.
It doesn't say if the CPU and GPU share the ram, or even how much there is.
But if they do share the RAM then this will go in my shopping basket, no problem. Along with some masking tape for that hideous pink jelly side glow, and some board to cover up the cock on the lid - Ha!
I remember playing TR 2 and enjoying it.
It had great puzzles and a freaky ending.
But not TR 3, now that was horrible - with random deaths and a mocking attitude towards the player. More like torture than game.
Re: Am I the only one
The timey-wimey thing was taken the piss out of in the 50th anniversary episode, as well as the childish behaviour of the last two Dr.'s. Plus their use of the screwdriver thing for everything. Hopefully the generation extracted from the first Doctor (again?) will be far more of a scientist than those two cartoon twits.
It's not that simple with oysters, as they were plentiful for quite a long time after their popularity.
They became synonymous with sex, the high-life and sophisticated, indulgent eating.
And what kind of wines would ordinary people drink? There's evidence that in Roman times wines where plentiful and exported, and the honey wines (Mulsum) were quite popular. Maybe it was just the Palace owner's favourite tipple, and who can blame them.
- "It is likely that this was a top-end tipple, intended for consumption by people at the very apex of society."
And how do they know that?! They're just guessing using some dodgy cultural standard, and know nothing at all about the owners of the drink.
In the past, only the poorest people bothered to eat oysters.
It's not as if it's going to be wiped from your computer.
Why are a lot of people saying they'll miss it!? If you have the Install for the version you need, then just keep it.
Stop using the Internet like a Cloud storeroom, where shelf cleaning affects you directly for some reason.
It's not going to disappear from your own computer storage devices.
I'm guessing it doesn't hover like you'd want it to.
And all those blades must be very noisy.
Oh grow up and shut up Microsoft, FFS.
Tthe eccentric sounding "Major Nelson" is giggling at his own jokes with his minions somewhere in fusty MS towers. Can someone please open the windows and let some fresh ideas in?
Wow, I'm being very unfair, but it's strangely fun with MS. : )
I get the feeling that...
... Someone at MS got wind of Sony's new playstation development, and then they scrambled into a panicky build. It just seems hacked together, but I'm being unfair, and it may be just the vibe MS gives out through many failed decisions and designs. I just presume they've made more bad decisions, and they're yet to come!
Sorry, but it appears that my TV is a better general media player than either of these black boxes. It has iPlayer, YouTube and DLNA streaming so I would only want one for games and there's a tonne of PS3 games I haven't even tried yet, oh well.
Yeah exactly, and what about those tiny, high power solar panels someone was working on years ago?
The vid of a guy in a lab coat inflating a black balloon makes the article OK though! :)
I've wanted to buy one for years, but to get top quality I'll still have to fork out tens of thousands of pounds and have a large storage space. When the quality improves on the cheaper, smaller models then I'll get one, but until then it's all a bit "meh."
Will they be using Euclideon to render it?
Their latest video:
As for the gaps behind some objects, I don't think it really matters, as the main advantage with point clouds is the ability to measure buildings, roads and street furniture with amazing accuracy.
Also, objects standing on their own will be looked around as the car passes, so quite a lot of positions will be caught due to the many vantage points from which the data is gathered.
Re: Uhm.... The Real Reason
Exactly, even simple neural networks have no definable logic statements.
I've always thought, that to make a robot walk you have to put a great brain on some kind of mechanical legs, (the shape and movement of which doesn't matter) then stick it in a room on it's own with a single task - 'get your head to a certain height and walk across the room.' That would be the ONLY programmed task it has. Once it can stand and walk, just copy the neural net into other robots, and leave it in learn mode if you dare!
Being in my mid forties, it'll be Baker for me.
Baker did have some great SciFi moments like that light house mass murder by strange sea creatures. And giant space wasps that killed the sleeping crew of a space ship. Also I seem to remember him walking down many levels of the Tardis looking for something, as it was the first time I really understood how big it was inside, my eight year old brain thought that was very exciting!
Re: Silly squabling
A mid range PC might only have 1-2Gb of video card memory, all of which is separated from the CPU. It doesn't matter how fast the bus is, it is quite significantly different on these new consoles. If a PS4 game used 3Gb of geometry, texture and physics data, all being worked through the GPU every frame, then an average PC wouldn't cope, it would have to chug along while waiting for memory transfers to complete.
Turn off your phone, the world will spin without you for a few hours.
If it's a work phone, then even better. I don't quite understand this need to be connected wirelessly everywhere people go, take a bloody rest from it once in a while. You'll feel much better for it.
It's the one in front of the tank in the picture.
They get you to focus on the second tank whilst the first one runs you over. Very clever.
PCs will struggle with the new console games
Until they get at least 4Gb of video ram, they will have problems. Look at the issues people are having with CoD Ghosts on the steam discussion forums. Their PCs 1-2Gb graphics cards are really struggling to push the data back and forth. Also the GPU can be used for processing other complex parallel tasks that can be available by the CPU without data transfer.
Re: Does this mean people will consider building Android apps first?
According to Rovio (Angry Birds devs) they projected that it wasn't worth selling the Android version of their game because of piracy, so they filled it up with adverts and gave it away instead.
Developers DO target Apple first, BECAUSE of the walled garden, they don't care if you don't like it, it's all about the money of course.
Re: FFS can we please speak English
Ha! And you have no problem with "how d'ya like dem apples"? Are we suppose to say that in an accent?
I guess the last word would have been:-
After the name of the fuel! :D
Nice review, I want one.
But it's far too expensive. :(
One thing that always amazes me with electric cars, is WHY do they always think they should design them differently from 'normal' cars? They are so often styled like they fell off a Transformer or some hideous child's toy robot. STOP designing them to look like toys!
It doesn't just compete with Apple.
This competes against ALL laptop makers, but clearly the author is an iFan to start with.
It does seem like a nice piece of kit, and if I was in the market for a new laptop, I might have a look at it, as I don't want to buy an stupidly expensive, under powered MacBook.
The worst effect I've seen on Dr Who.
Using a BBC Micro (in mode 7, I believe) to display a sparkly effect in a room. Which means they used Teletext graphics to display square flashing blocks! I guess some guy knocked it up in 10 minutes on his computer, then they superimposed the blocks into the scene. It was horrible.
How do people write these extensions?
There must be a way around the shop, otherwise how would you make an extension in the first place?
That's how these hicks get immune to it.
They keep tasering each other until it has no affect on them, making the police tasers useless.
They're really THAT clever, it's amazing! :)
Re: Tony Hart was right all along!
The Bible is ALL about allegory...
...science has no such category. Well it tries not to have, but in some cases the loony scientist get let out by mistake.
Instantly Booting into ROM Basic...
Load a game and look at the code or have entire games printed out in magazines to see how things are done.
It all collectively fires up the imagination because as a kid you can think, "Hey, I can see that I could do that."
There were no crazy system calls or procedures to go through just to draw something on the screen, it was also all a group learning experience for many people at the same period in time. It was just so accessible.
I eventually started writing games for the ZX81 using hex assembly written out on A4 paper, but that's just me, probably! :)
Why does it have to be like Earth to support life?
We've only experienced biological life, so that's the only thing we can say that represents 'alive.'
How about it being a mass connected silicone life form, or a huge but simple collection of giant synapses.
They may not resemble the vertical symmetry of Earth creatures at all, and perhaps be hideous to our eyes!
But, it'll be a lot of fun murdering it to appease our monkey-human insecurities and vicious instincts! ; p
He should have got a musician friend or some local band in there.
Instead he did some dreadful random mess with maths software. It would have been a great experiment if he had forced the popularity of an unknown band to actually be popular just with fake chart exposure.
A wasted opportunity.
Apple doesn't care about the professional market, why should it.
And it doesn't care about business software, or long term users.
It left the pro market place a few years ago, despite the names of it's gadgets.
Re: The game recording would be useful for debugging, maybe?
I meant Warhead of course. : )
The game recording would be useful for debugging, maybe?
If you're a dev trying to track down that illusive bug, that one a thousand rarely get.
I won't be buying either console, not until the dust settles anyway. The Steam box and controller look more fun and probably with cheaper games and discounts. Although I use Steam in my fast PC and just bought Crysis Warhammer for a fiver, and of course keyboard and mouse are the best control system for first person games - with what else can you look instantly in any direction? The Steam controller still looks a bit fiddly.
Meh, *shrugs shoulders and wanders off*
My favourite is
Is the one on the right. Very nice, Martin Erdelen:-
Yeah, makes the article appear a bit amateur, dunnit!
Re: Hardly surprising
Exactly. I also wonder how many people on here let their kids use a full admin rights computer at home. And rely on a system heavy anti-virus to guard against any threat.
In general though, people should stop going to dodgy web sites, and stop downloading hacked software! Take the view that they ALL have malicious code in them somewhere. Oh and stop putting your email address on competition sites, you're not going to win that iPad, you're going to win advertisement emails from all over the world, and crap knows what else.
Can't even play pinball smoothly yet?
Either the people that wrote that pinball game were very new to coding, or there's something wrong with the internal timers or threading. Because pinball should be 1990s rendering problem, not 2013.
I remember it was difficult to get in the correct potion to open or use something. I'm wondering about for ages looking for a way forward, when all along THAT key fitted THAT lock after all, I was just standing in slightly the wrong place. And it was very frustrating using a gun when, like the article says, the camera changes completely and you can't even see what your aiming at any more!
It has a great story though. I think I remember a wolf, an underground cave bit, and some strange Native American magic?
For those that 'copied' the game rather than purchase it (yes, you), you can still buy it from gog.com:
Re: And still Apple owns 70-80% of the whole market profits...
Agreed, Apple rake in a huge amount through the App store.
It's about the software, not the slab, and they've got a massive head start.
Those guys from the NSA....
...are always playing practical jokes. Oh LOL. "You can plug it back in now guys! Thanks."
Re: Shameful Slander!
I do think that they appear to deliberately troll the commentators. Just for kicks.
I bet she said out loud when they was pulled her over...
...was, "OK Glass, Google what do I do if I get pulled over" and the Internet said... .. .
Well it depends on whether the major google vote computer consciousness has being playing GTA or not! ;)
I'm just saying that common sense doesn't seem to get in the way of the collective. Shit what am I saying!!