36 posts • joined Thursday 15th September 2011 13:26 GMT
I'd subscribe to Netflix for the rest of my working life if they finance series 2 of Firefly!
Re: Which problem is The Problem?
your autism is showing.
Can you imagine GW trying to sue Blizzard?
Blizzard probably spend more on lawyers in a month than GW make in profit a year.
Didn't the Hodge family's company pay 0.01% tax last year on £2bn revenue?
Yeah...I can't think of a better person to look into dodgy tax law.
May as well ask Gary Glitter to look after child protection policy too.
i have both, but prefer Netflix because
1. I can watch it on my Andriod phone whilst on the toilet at work.
2. Subtitles. I frequently watch Netflix on the iPad whilst in bed and don't want to risk waking the kids up, having no subtitles on Lovefilm is a pain in the arse.
3. Access to the US / Canadian catalogue via VPN, which is awesome.
Re: Best thing I've read this Christmas!
Agree 100%, I have a couple of good friends that I met playing TFC around the turn of the millenium, we spent our weekends and evenings playing in the UKTFCL league, where a large percentage of the "good" players went to the i-series of LANs.
Ahhh, good old Quakenet, I think I spent the majority of my teen years antagonizing Q in various channels with my MP3 script :D
Don't Amazon own Lovefilm?
No conflict of interest there then!
Whether I pay for WoT or not has no effect on my actual playing, bar spamming gold rounds everywhere, I suppose, which I'd rather not do unless the MM is drunk again ("LOL, T82 AGAINST 5 KV's...WHY NOT!!1").
However making 60,000 silver from an average game in my JT8.8 does make life much easier in terms of buying shiny new stuff.
I remember Altavista was my primary source of 10 second Jenna Jameson clips as a youth.
Those were they days *sniffle*
because once you're worth £500m+ money isn't what drives you anymore.
to most of us plebs a job is a means of getting our bills paid, eating food and not much else, given the choice i personally wouldn't work, but then i'm not massively career driven in the first place, i don't live for my job and feel no particular loyalty towards my employer. (who in turn feels none..or very little towards me)
maybe that's why i'm still a techie and not a COO in the first place?
makes sense, my other half peddles home made greetings cards and other crap like that through Facebook, so paid for a bit of Facebook advertising last month and she suddenly started getting "Likes" from loads of clearly fake accounts...
Re: not sure what your on
No internet connection on earth is worth putting up with Virgins abysmal "customer service"
I signed up with them this time last year, the kit they sent me was excellent, the broadband was very fast and the Tivo box awesome.
I had more fuss with them in 2 weeks trying to get the correct package (each time I rung them I was quoted a different price, I also have young kids so kids TV channels are a lifesaver, but to match my initial Sky TV package would have cost a fortune) than i had in 4 years with Sky.
Not to mention my initial bill of £145, the fact that they changed my phone number without telling me AND didn't cancel my Sky subscription for me ("oh no, we'll sort that out for you!").
Useless bastards, bring back Blueyonder.
Re: When they won the contract
if the clearances aren't transferable surely sites like this wouldn't exist...
record labels clearly don't understand the problem, let alone come up with a solution to it.
saying that, if they understood the technology in the first place and did something positive about it rather than trying to litigate the problem away, maybe piracy wouldn't be so widespread...
the only criticism of Game Of Thrones I can think of is that sometimes it is painfully obviously that they couldn't afford to film scenes with large crowds. Eg most of the scenes with Drogo's khalasar, it was supposed to be a vast gathering of people yet you can really tell they're trying to get around that with sneaky camera angles and other trickery.
Other than that, it's all good!
why impose arbitrary spending limits at all?
i'm pretty sure your average goon on the street wouldn't have a problem with an IT project costing £500m (assuming its necessary, not random shit like giving every civil servant an alienware PC...), as long as it comes in at £500m when it's finished, not £2bn
TL;DR: be an arsehole, get ahead.
The sad part is, it's true, if you come into work, quietly get on with your job, kick arse all around but don't make a fuss, you WILL be overlooked.
Whereas if you make a song and dance about everything you do, management will assume you have more worth.
maybe because everything you read about them reeks of dodgy dealings and secret handshakes?
obviously there is nothing to stop them, but surely you can see the irony of the people behind kazaa and morpheus sueing people for copyright infringment...seeing as they were probably the biggest illegal filesharing network after napster's demise, before all this torrent crap become popular anyway :P
a brand new tivo box is better than a 5 year old sky+ box?
my mind is blown.
i liked the service that VM provided, the tivo box was very good (although the interface was slow...) and the broadband was admittedly excellent but it was far outweighed by the faffing about we had with their customer service staff, they literally did nothing right
the engineer didn't install our box
it took 5 phone calls to attempt to get the right TV package and they still didn't get it right in the end
the package I was initially sold by their sales rep turned out to be the XL package, which was far more than the sky equivalent for less channels
they didn't answer several attempts contact their customer service goons via email
our phone line didn't work for 3 weeks after activation
the initial bill was simply exorbitant
they didn't cancel our Sky services as promised so we were paying for both of them
...it was endless
although in all fairness with VM the broadband speed we got was very very good, the old telewest / blueyonder infrastructure they took over was also excellent.
I'd rather eat my own face than use VM again.
Sky customer service is very very average, but compared to VM they are shining beacons of excellence.
It's all relative I suppose.
i guy i used to work with did all our interviewing, and he said to me once that "he liked to throw in a few curve balls" when interviewing
to this day i've never got the mentality of it, if you ask the right questions in the first place you shouldn't find yourself trying to trick people or asking them what sort of tree they want to be.
bloody management speak.
i like the triple play stuff, it means I can keep the blu ray downstairs and the kids can take the dvd upstairs, fuck it up, draw on it whatever, and I still have a copy
for an extra quid of two, its definately worth it
its totally believable that we buy more BD's per head in the UK, i've always preferred a shelf full of actual things rather than files on a pc, and most people i know are the same, only resorting to shadier methods if something is ludicriously hard / needlessly expensive to get hold of (eg disney blu rays were £30-£35 EACH in HMV a year or two ago...and they wonder why most of their shops are in the shit financially)
gaben deserves his place on the list, as does shigsy (just typing that reminds me of Digitiser back in't day!), the rest are shit, tbh
To round off my list I'd put the Infinity Ward guys, Peter Molyneux and Carmack.
Although admittedly the inclusion of Molynuex is 99% nostalgia goggles, I'm not sure how well his games stand up against the test of time...although I suspect Dungeon Keeper will still be as awesome as it was when I was 15.
I recently moved from Sky to Virgin after being tempted by half price for 6 months + lower price overall, the actual kit was awesome and my 30mb line could consistently d/l at 3mb/s, which i loved but their customer service and after sales stuff was absolutely appalling. so much so that i went back to sky after 3 weeks
which is a shame as i did like it, but it wasn't worth the fuss
um....shouldn't the FBI be out waterboarding terrorists or something like that?
if some ordinary schlub had some naughty pictures stolen would the FBI get involved?
Presumably they will be looking into half of the content on Spankwire too...
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