Re: The Wii U is dead
Opening up the Nintendo Crown Jewels of Mario, Metroid, Pokemon etc to other platforms could massively revamp the company.
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Opening up the Nintendo Crown Jewels of Mario, Metroid, Pokemon etc to other platforms could massively revamp the company.
Young people make short-term decisions without regard for hard to see long-term consequences!
Indeed, the ones that have been around for a while and have done a few rounds with penicillin and it's descendants are the more worrying.
People are defending Google because they didn't do anything illegal. Most people defending Google agree that they should pay tax, but if the powers that be are going to drag them in front of a commission, they need to bust out something more substantial than the 'immoral' bullshit that basically amounts to an embarrassing "You have been a naughty bad man and we don't like it."
This whole thing is a sideshow to actually fixing the international tax system, which no-one wants to touch because it'll be a nightmare of conflicting treaties and interests to unravel. Which is a shame because we definitely need the government to stop whining about the flood damage while they watch the house continue to flood.
I dunno - the hypothetical people who would buy this thing and the refills for it, if they exist, strike me as the type who could be convinced to buy a new turd to refill their box.
"I may be wrong but I'm sure on PS3 if I want to buy film rentals or downloadable games, the ONLY way to do this is via PSN points which you have to buy into your 'wallet' first."
That's Microsoft points on Xbox. PS3 works off good-old fashioned (well, electronic) money.
I wanted to uprate this article after "advice to the calm and collected commentators known to gather in [forums]" made me crack a smile.
In what way can it be claimed that Dell is buying Dell from Shareholders "with their own money?"
"That doesn't make any sense at all. I purchase quality goods, not brand names."
So do I. My point is, high prices = high end, regardless of brand name.
"Higher quality than WHAT, exactly?"
Than other UK supermarkets selling similar goods.
""*Whether or not that the quality increase is worth the price jump is subject to opinion"
And yet you shop there anyway? Why?"
I never said I did. My opinion is that most of their ranges are overpriced, but I go in now and again for a look. I do occasionally buy jackets or shoes there because I find their kit highly durable.
That's because they can't charge a premium while they are trying to break into a new market.
Over here, M&S ARE high end because they are an established name that can charge a bloody fortune. Their goods are undeniably higher quality as well*, it's not just a marketing thing.
*Whether or not that the quality increase is worth the price jump is subject to opinion
That was meant to be a comment for the AC who mentioned Assange.
That's an interesting point - if he genuinely believes that the US is out to get him, what better opportunity would they have to snatch him than when he is in self-imposed hiding? If the Yanks really wanted to rendition him they could cut a deal with (Ecuador?) Smuggle him out of the Embassy somehow and fly him out on a military plane from one of the bases they rent. The Embassy staff pretend for as long as they can that JA is still with them, until years later when they claim he left in the middle of the night trying to flee the country.
He could be in gitmo now!
No tinfoil hat icon?
...but from the article it does look like there are a number of options to resist this and try and get it repealed. Here's an angle that occurred to me - if works with no metadata have lesser legal rights now, could the big organisations such as the BBC who routinely strip metadata before using works be reasonably accused of fraud?
This is also why I am banned from Edinburgh Zoo.
Leaving you with no money for breakfast... all week...
"new, cheaper contracts (of course, leaving the 318k mugs on whatever daft tarrif they've committed to)"
I would dearly love to see them try to do this - not because I want those 318k to suffer, but because the inevitable backlash from the public and the various fair trade bodies would be a thing of beauty to behold. The telcos are already under scrutiny for the lockin contracts that allow them to jack up the prices - if they actually lowered prices but stiffed anyone already committed to a contract the consumer rights organisations would tear them a new one.
>£30/Month for a capped connection SIM ONLY with 2 years lock-in? I'm surprised punters haven't been beating the doors down on their shops to get to this deal. </Sarcasm>
Seems to be a convoluted solution. Could they not have done more or less the same thing with QR codes linking to their articles?
MegaUpload is probably half the reason this is still going on. Hollywood won't want a ruling in favour of safe harbour to get legal precedent.
Rent it out on a use it or lose it basis.
As the only scum to actually appear glad that these bombs were 'sent', perhaps the police or FBI would like to detain some members of the church for questioning? Catch them at the memorial service and cart them off.
They'll need to crack on with making more products like the hub that can be controlled through your smartphone before smartphones finish the job of making remotes (near) obsolete. Get a look at this £200 remote if you can, because it and it's ilk are poised to be a thing of the past.
Yes, because all that refining is actually just a job creating exercise. We just slip someone a bribe to look the other way, tap the pipeline for a couple of barrels of crude which goes straight into the heating tank. Job's a good 'un.
Back in the real world, the further North you get in Scotland the more expensive the fuel gets as it has to be driven further from the refineries.
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"...can probably be tricked into doing my dirty work for me."
Miles "Tails" Prower, as the Title Screen called him. I didn't get that until YEARS later. He was at least as cool as Sonic.
Sudden flashback to desperately trying to scale the blocks that shifted under your feet and got in your way in Chemical Plant Zone as a 2 floating above my head becomes a 1...
Up Down Left Right A+Start. Remember that off by heart to this day. I miss the good old 16 bit Sonic games. Might have to dig out my old emulators.
Won't this just land .ml on blacklists across the Globe?
SSHHH! It's Friday and I'm trying to raise a pitchfork wielding mob to alleviate the boredom. You and your rational explanations are not helping.
Slightly worrying bit that no-one seems to have picked up on - if Yahoo are retrieving age old discarded messages from years gone by, are Google retaining your 'deleted' messages?
It appears to me that the multiple transfers from jurisdiction to jurisdiction are the key element behind the avoidance loopholes. Perhaps the key would be to apply a tax to corporate revenue whenever it leaves a jurisdiction? It could scale up based on the number of transfers, so the first time a company moves revenue in a year it is either free or 0%, but to move the same money again would incur a 2% charge, then 4% to move it again etc. Companies bouncing money around Ireland/Holland/Bermuda would stop getting to do this for free.
Another option would be to allow money to leave the country tax free on the condition the company declares that this is the final destination for the funds in this financial year, however if it's going to be bounced around at least one more haven, then there is a charge.
They should have kept numbering by year. If XP had been called Windows 2001 those of us still using it would get a daily reminder it's more than a decade old (And still quite stable and fit for purpose, but it might nudge some folk into upgrading)
I think the legality of civilian aerial surveillance has yet to be tested, and I'm just guessing but I doubt it would stop a number of farmers anyway.
Being observed on private land by specialist equipment will piss them off whether it is declared lawful or not. Unless the drone has multiple cameras it can't see everywhere - the smart farmers will just down it from behind.
If it's really as hard to see/hear as they suggest, they will probably be banned or restricted as stealthy surveillance equipment. If it's covert capabilities were exaggerated and it's actually fairly visible then we're back to the farmers shotgunning them down.
That's an interesting one - If Jobs had still been around and in charge does anyone think he would have made a grovelling apology?
..."Oh it's an [iPad/iPhone/Mac] is it? I'm really sorry, I don't know anything about them. They're a lot different to most computers."
Shuts down a fair number of requests these days.
On a slight tangent, as a frequent pedestrian I bloody hate it when you're trying to cross a road and THE ONLY CAR ON THE ROAD stops to let you cross; thanks for slowing both of us down instead of just getting out of my way by continuing your journey. I love crossing in front of a multi-ton death machine driven by someone who has just demonstrated a lack of situational awareness.
Pretty sure you can just buy handset only in most of the non-network shops. My last 2 phones were SIM only unlocked to any network, brand new. Admittedly this was from Play.com so not much use if you're committed to an in store buy - I presume you want to have a tester model in your hand before buying?
While I'm glad that Ofcom are looking into contracts where the payment can be varied, I think we have to admit that some of the blame lies with the lazy public accepting these 'deals'. Nowadays it's fairly easy to buy a sim free handset and get a rolling contract that leaves you free to walk away on short notice.
The networks will grumble for a bit because they don't want to go to the effort of changing their ways, but eventually one of them will do their legwork and offer a tarriff that is 'guaranteed for the life of the contract' (with some legalese caveats protecting their backs) and the rest will follow like an avalanche.
"Shit! Guys, the orders were to launch cyberattacks on NORTH Korea!"
This story reminded me of one of the random events in Masters of Orion 2, when the Galactic News Network reported that one of the Empires had suddenly found a rich Mineral seam. Fingers crossed the Japanese find enough (relatively) easily mined elements, they could use a break.
Did this guy ask SwiftKey's permission to fiddle with their product? The last thing a decent company needs is a keylogger out there with their brand all over it.
That's what's confusing me: exactly what is new here? I'm all for nuke power from safe reactors and would love for this to take off, but I'm not seeing what the magic is in this new announcement. I thought our current nuclear 'waste' was only wasted because political constraints prevented it from being reprocessed?
I don't think Boeing would point the finger at anyone else whether or not they can. Right now they will be mega focussed on trying to twist the facts to their world-view where "no fire occurred" and the 'smoke' was a planned safety release. They need everyone to believe this message so they can recertify the planes and get them back in the air before the airlines start cancelling orders/demanding refunds/suing.
It is a big deal, because it means the slumbering giant has finally woken up and noticed AdBlock. Ergo there is a good chance that there will be further moves to make it more and more of a faff to find and install in the pipeline.
With any luck they will rebrand AdBlock as a firewall/NetNanny style extension (that just so happens to blacklist ad sites by default). I hope they don't go after the PC version as well.
I have a theory that Mars is either a spook delivering coded messages via el Reg or a program that's been coded to fool the Turing Test by spouting so much random stuff that no-one engages with it at the level of detail that catches out the subroutines.
A nasty part of me is kind of intrigued about what would happen to a guy who tries to send unwanted taxis and pizzas to the Vice President's door though...