Since when did the reg do movie reviews? meh it's the weekend I guess. Also, at least the movie has some aspect of realism, cats are always evil etc..
422 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
I assume they've planned for this
SkyNet did, just chuck'em out the window!
though full scale production and commercial release remain some years off
Humm...just some years off (I bet a company rep says 5, it's always 5)..where have I heard that before? Right, I'll have my fusion reactor by then. Pics or it didn't happen etc. etc..
I take your puny 520Mpixels and raise you 3.2Gpixels!
Pfft..probably be standard fare on the next round of mobiles anyway
This is a joke right? Oh yeah, it's 'mericca 2015. Can they not at least plant some 'evidence' and keep this out of the press? Frigg'n noob prosecutors
'Real' vampires etc
So... this the research produced when the 'millennials' graduate. Do vampires get their own pronouns as well? Wouldn't want to hurt any vampire feelings by just calling them out for being delusional tumblrite snowflakes, and also risk getting labeled cis-species bigots (or is it anti-vampite these days?).
I want of this ride.
Re: Clearly you are not optimally leveraging your cloudsourced assets.
I couldn't have said it more cromulently myself.
Re: Have I ever mentioned....
As soon as I figure out how to get my old Delorian up to 88 mph I'll fix everthing, just ignore the unforeseen consequences, and the libyans in the wllmart parking lot. If I fail call, this guy name Gordon Freeman and hope for the best
I don't even know where to start....
Thank god my new car will not only check my blinds spots, park, reverse, and brake for me, it will now make legal decisions for me! I thank all the organizations involved for reminding me I'm a born criminal just waiting to offend, there's just no way I could keep myself from constantly driving drunk and mowing down children. I hope they develop sensors for my house that calls the SWAT team if I raise my voice after a drink, I could be on the verge of shooting up the neighborhood. Maybe some systems could be in place that keeps me home from work if abnormal stress is detected in the morning as well, I maybe ready to assault someone. /sarcasm
Also what happens if the sensor is damaged/malfunctioning? I assume the by default the car would be disabled, and you're SOL in an emergency. I also assume failed attempts to start the car are logged and definitely not forwarded to your insurance company (auto and health), police and other interested parties.
Sierra adventure games
Gold Rush was a classic. I still remember starving to death many many times aboard a ship to Panama because I couldn't figure out how to eat a pig that was running around the deck. Finally I typed "GRAB THE PIG" and it worked, who would have thought? It must have been a great game for me to still have that in my head over 25 years later.
- won over fifty PC Game of the Year awards
- IGN ranked Half-Life as the number one greatest first-person shooter of all time, stating that "When you look at the history of first-person shooters, it all breaks down pretty cleanly into pre-Half-Life and post-Half-Life eras."
HL was a game changer when it was released, I (like a lot of gamers) bought my first 3d add-on card specifically for the HL. Half-life also spawned CounterStrike, arguably they greatest online multiplayer of the last 15years. HL's mod community was and still is huge, with many modder maps becoming instant online classics. I can't believe it didn't get a mention.
So he didn't really expect massive trolling?
How frigging new was this guy to the internet?
Re: Any worst than by the NSA or any other ... agency
Of course! No economic espionage here!...I know because the gov said
Re: Ain't that a kick in the head
"...consumer market has been essentially wiretapped by a foreign-owned company? That's a little bit on the distressing side."
Any worst than by the NSA or any other foreign gov agency?
"Phones all do basically the same things"
Agreed. It took me years to justify banishing my Nokia 6120 to the glove-box. My most recent phone is a Galaxy S3 I bought for 45$ CAN (new in box) a few months back. I'd much rather be free of any contracts and have the extra few hundred bucks in my pocket, than take 8 megapixel selfies or whatever.
@sorry, what? Re: Bundling other people's ideas again
"In the 70s and 80s. Digitizing tablet. The pen worked with a special tablet rather than the screen, though it had simple pressure sensor capability."
I used to love my Koala Pad!
The program was suspended in September 2013 and ultimately terminated..
Sure thing federales "Say hallo to my little friend!"
It's a sad state of affairs when my mom actually reversed her stance on "if you have nothing to to hide...etc" and apologized for suggesting I might be a tinfoiler. I'm sure the recent events in the old world, and the idiots in office (CAN/US incl) are not going to help one bit.
.." improve confidence in technology by .."
I have absolute confidence in the technology, IT works as advertised, if you know what the fuck you are doing. The problems arise when the users do not either understand, or they ignore it's limitations, or are sold bullshit dreams by people who should know better.
Re: An opportunity: How does one post selfies here ?
Somewhat like this maybe?
(/^\) -Hi! look at me!
\ | /
Gave it my best shot.
Hat's off beer raised
SpaceX has finally expanded upon, and taken NASA's (also Soviets +others) achievements to the next level, something pesky geopolitics and politicians have stagnated for decades. Even though they smashed their rocket, just hitting the barge seems like a win to me, I seem to recall some Gemini, Apollo and especially Soyuz (23?) landings to be seriously +dangerously off target.
I've been thinking about playing....
...but all other problems aside, I would just like to know how many credits a frigg'n docking computer costs. I could have filled a warehouse with the number of joysticks I smashed for my C64 after failed docking attempts.
Re: So remind me again
SinTaxes Alcohol, tobacco
As a Canadian living a 20 minutes drive from a prosperous indian reserve, I feel lucky to be able to avoid those taxes. My carton of smokes costs me only 12$CAN, as opposed to north of 90$CAN in town, and the bottle of whiskey is about half price (though I'm pretty sure this is an illegal sale here in Ontario). That aside I'm quite sure I've already contributed enough though various ridiculous taxes and fees to fund a lung or liver replacement, should the need arise to use our great public
waiting healthcare system here in the great white north.
MS make the best ever mice
Agreed, I have a MS-branded mouse that I got back in 1999-2000 or so, it's outlasted (with the odd cable soldering job) every Dell/HP/Logitech I've had since.
Reminds me of Jebbadia Sprinfield. Everyone knows embiggened is a perfectly chrommulent word.
Come El Reg
The only people who care about this type of stuff are the race-baiters (or gender-baiters) that rant on tumblr posts about how unfair the world is. I assume the HR department at most global corps. generally hire based on merit (although MS might have seriously screwed up with the win8 team). The rabid politically correct need to find a new past time.
Re: standard units, units smunits
"The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) was designed to probe the distant galaxy looking for black holes"
I just read the first line and thought, cool. I'll let SI units slide.
Some people really believe this
"..all reasonable measures to ensure the ad had been targeted at viewers who were 18 years old or above"
But yet it was still posted online. Add this to the fat book of 'why Hollywood is woefully out of touch with reality' facts, or "Hollywood doesn't give two shits" facts, I bet they still think 8 year olds never stay up past 9:00pm as well.
Re: I hear in the east, they try to wrap things in vodka. Doesn't work either.
Wrapping every in booze for the last 2 weeks seemed to work just fine for me, until this morning that is.
lovely upgrade to a Motorola 8500x
Ahhh... the DynaTAC series, the only thing I remember of those phones was my mom's complaints to my father over the 4500$ cost (his only excuse for having one amounted to 'but all my coworkers are getting one!'), at least it got her off my back for dumping 800$ on an 85mb HDD instead of a car. Hard to remember sometimes how expensive tech toys were back in the '80s.
Microsoft whips it out
I imagine like most MS products v 1.0 through v 3.0 will be completely counterproductive (or just non functional), although it may result in more Spanish speakers brushing up on their English and vice versa, which can't be a bad thing.
Search for "torrents"
First result is:
Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2014 | TorrentFreak
Clearly Google gives zero fucks about the MPAA. BTW, IMO http://kickass.so/ is much better than TPB
RIP IN PIECE
No matter what happened, progress will be had, unfortunately these guys+families are paying for it.
Will Apple file for a patent on 'gay mobile' and 'generally gay' tomorrow?
The Next plan...
...of coarse should be to construct a large badger.
Mine's the one filled with elderberries.
Re: Romans: people who knew what's what
but I doubt SAP and Oracle would have convinced many Romans they were relevant or useful.
I'm not so sure. Oracle would probably be able to provide some kind of overpriced slave tracking/trading solution, and I bet Larry Ellison would have gotten on just fine with the likes of Caligula or Nero.
I'll get my tunic..
Damn I missed it
I frequently commute from Kingston to Toronto, if I had found this T-800 precursor along the highway I would have scooped it up and FedEx'd it to Mexico for proper disposal (pretty sure that's where Sarah Connor is hiding out).
5 seconds with google....
Pics or it didn't happen!
I don't go near Reddit...
...but I'm pretty sure the writer made a mistake and should have wrote "4Chan.org/b". I just checked a few minutes ago and there are dozens of threads about this on both /b and /pol
This probably should have been the message app of choice in the movie "Idiocracy".
"Some of these devices, in particular tablets, will also come with Office or a one-year subscription to Office 365." So is this a feature, or a bug?
Re: Brb, I'll do Canada
Oops, forgot to say 202 080km of coastline, obviously I'll outsource The Rockies!
Brb, I'll do Canada
All 202 080km of it. See you guys in 2050.
"Couldn't they just go down to HomeDepot and hire a couple of Mexicans with a van?"
That's the plan. They'll also buy some pens and paper. The Mexicans will have the backlog of docs out of the way in no time. Then let the bureaucratic crawl begin anew!
Gives me some itchings of Hugh Howey's Silo series...
...Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain for me.
Re: pendant alert!
".... or will the batteries be precharged...."
Only enough charge is added to lift off and get up to the initial 8000m or so. The reason the aircraft starts its slow descent at sunset, is due to the increased power required to keep aloft the weight of all the excess energy collected during the day. /Stephen_Fry
Re: Isn't this...
" It's all going to end in man eating, radioactive sand-sand squid I'm telling you."
More like Tremors then? Good thing Curiosity is pack'n that laser.
Step 1. glue 100 000 (or about) of these MFCs on panels
2. Add bacon smell/taste
3. Release my dogs
4. Dog food powered house
I cannot see how anything could possibly go wrong.
WTF is the point of this thing
My thoughts exactly. My Lenovo ThinkPad not only cost less, it runs win 7/linux duel boot, 500GB storage, and has about the same screen size. Granted it might be a bit heavier, and not look as cool, but on the road I can work and play. I view these an acceptable trade-offs.
@AC, ".. but via a different route"
The current owner of (random_area_code) 867-5309 is going to be pissed. Everyone I know (from my 80s generation anyway), all use the "Jenny number" when asked for their mobe number.
Yeah Nanny States!
"The UK government has launched a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to online security among consumers and small businesses, dubbed Cyber Streetwise."
Huh, being the UK and all, I figured they would have passed legislation (based on one horror story) called 'Cyber Streetwise', then prosecuted those who did not comply. That said, here in Canada things are not much better.