28 posts • joined Wednesday 18th April 2012 16:56 GMT
Probably a hook turn
I'm guessing "Low turn" is the maneuver known as a Hook Turn in most English-speaking countries.
It is generally held to be a fucking stupid thing to do, as its a high risk maneuver the only need for which is showing off, and if you get the timing wrong or even if just a gust happens at the wrong time, you are pretty much guaranteed to do potentially serious injury to yourself. In many dropzones performing them is outright banned yet people still persist in doing them and often getting hurt or even killed. If he killed himself doing a fast/low hook turn, sorry but he only had himself to blame.
Neither for me
I won't buy either as the new generation of consoles ride all over any notion of users rights. I apparently have a longer memory than most sheep-like consumers so won't trust either Microsoft or Sony as they have both demonstrate continuing and systemic policy of abuse with stuff like rootkit scandals and cutting people off from media they already bought whenever they feel like it.
Besides I dont give a flying *uck about social networks or whatever other "value-added" shit they're building in with this generation. Call me strange but I just want a simple box that plays the game I bought, and without becoming some company's bitch to do so.
This new generation's always-watching-me tech, requirements to be always-connected + mandatory ongoing paid subscriptions to Live or PSN, and artificial restrictions on used games can all suck my ass. Even though Microsoft hastily weakened some (but not all) of the most heinous restrictions after so many people spotted them and complained that even they were nervous about upsetting Christmas launch profits, its blindingly obvious that within the next few compulsory firmware updates, the same or worse restrictions be added right back in. And of course Sony won't be far behind as soon as Christmas is over.
I think I'll just keep gaming on my PC which I already own, already has better performance and graphics than the surprisingly and disappointingly low hardware spec of new consoles too.
I am still interested to see what Steam console looks like though, as its basically a standard (user-hackable/expandable) PC and I can't imagine Valve also has the the same customer-rights-insulting mindset as Microsoft and Sony do (at least yet).
1366 x 768 is laughable on such a device. I cant beleive they didnt go at least 1920x1080.
Re: Frightened by del *.*?
I can't beleive you actually think Windows encryption is secure.
I'm sure the CIA and the NSA are only too happy to pay Microsoft to give Windows to the Iranian government for free.
Re: Anyone ever think
Yeah catching them at it is hard as they're pros.
Re: So, what does a developer without deep pockets do?
Just accept you have no chance, or suffer and die just like Microsoft, Apple and all lhe other big corporates and even the US gov want.
The corps always try and kill all forms of competition.
The US gov just wants everyone to work for someone else rather than be self-employed/entrepreneurial.
We had our privacy violated and get nothing? not even a sorry and a token free rental? and the lawyers get 2.25 mill and some random other org (probably also started by the lawyers) gets 6.65 mill?.
Way to go, judge.
Re: If your computer runs Windows 7, it will run Windows 8
I'm not so sure you're right. Doesn't Win 8 mandate secure boot?
The US government hates free speech with a passion and always acts against it. Ironically most Americans still truly believe the US is "The Land Of The Free(tm)". Mostly because most of them never go outside the US so are easily convinced by the local propaganda that the rest of the world is far worse.
The US gov are driven to totally destroy the lives of people like Assange and Manning to make an example of them, and prevent others from even considering airing the dirty truth about the US's governments level of corruption. Thats why Manning will inevitably be found guilty on all charges and get maximum sentence, regardless of any legitimate defence he has.
It also seems inevitable to me that the rape accusation was faked up by 2 prostitutes taking CIA money. The USA needed some way to destroy Assange's life, and as he is out of their reach they cant do it directly, so they readily ignored their own laws and engaged in attempted corruption of 2 other country's legal systems without a second thought, to achieve their objective. The US gov is blatantly corrupt to the core so this is second nature to them and hardly surprising.
The disappointing thing is that Swedish gov are so clearly complicit and willing to be the USA's bitches, something I naively thought Sweden would have more independence and moral backbone than to be.
At least the good ol' UK has proved it doesn't bend its knee to the CIA so easliy. As a Brit living in the US that thought warms the cockles of my sentimental heart.
I cant help but think he actually meant he wanted to go into deep space as in not come back. Think voyager rather than skylab.
Sending him into a low earth orbit for a few months to burn up or crash on reentry seems to be making a cheap mockery of what probably was his actual dream.
You have to wonder
What maroon would hand over 1400 quid without seeing the laptops first?
Seems like he bought a lesson in common sense.
This is how it will go
This demo was obviously running on a LAN, which will not happen in real world application.
By the time you factor in the detail that your ISP only thinks in terms of download speed and not latency, and that internet connections are inherently bursty, and that the image itself will have been lossily compressed to hell so the fine detail will inevitably be lost, the whole experience will never be as good as running the game locally. Think netflix vs local blu-ray, + jitters.
Most consumers are too low-brow to notice quality though, and I fully expect to see a whole new breed of consoles that are effectively just terminal servers fully take over and become the mainstream gaming platform.
Maunfacturers will love the relatively cheap cost of parts compared to making a fully featured console but almost certainly won't pass the savings on to the end-user, as we are already conditioned to pay $399 for a console.
Software houses will love the fact that end users never get an actual copy of the software (so no pirating). I wonder what they will blame low sales on next.
Distributors will love the fact that they can charge users again and again to play the same game.
These 3 groups will drive this to replace all current gaming regardless of the fact that its totally worse for the end-user. The populace will just buy this en-masse because they've been told to by the advertising.
Re: @ myself and Downvoters
>> the irony of doing so in an OS made famous for being Open Free and (GPL) licenced to fuck with restrictions and/or usage policies is very apparent and somewhat hypocritical.
Wow Troll or Microsoft employee, you badly need to check your facts. The GPL is actually CopyLEFT, any "restrictions" would only be perceived as such to organs like Microsoft already looking to impose their own worse restrictions in order to cash-in on others freely donated hard work.
FYI the GPL ensures that all the end-users EXPLICITLY CAN do with it what they like in perpetuity. The only "Usage Policy" is that if they distribute the program with changes, they also include the source code so others can do the same.
I hope that the cable is actually the supply side and the socket block is whats fitted to the car.
If not there's a big problem.
Given they can be carrying up to 500V at 200A, and that DC tends to weld you to the connector, .the DC pins at the bottom of the socket especially, look way too easily touchable especially for small children's fingers.
Microsoft are the bitches of Hollywood
Its pretty obvious Hollywood/MPAA are slowly moving to kill off all production and any way of buying or renting movies on actual media entirely. They want to move everyone to a streaming model and make sure you can't even have a local copy (under your control) so they can also charge you up the wazoo.
This is all about Microsoft facilitating the MPAA by trying to make DVDs less popular even at the cost of making the OS less useful for its actual customers/users. Its another perfect example of how Microsoft doesn't give a shit about the little people who buy their products, because they're sure they will keep buying Microsoft regardless, like sheep. And they're right.
You sound like a Microsoft stooge. Linux works fine playing DVDs (actually smoother than Windows) unless one or more of these apply:
1) You have really ancient or ghetto hardware (which wouldnt play DVDs under windows either)
2) Youre using a REALLY old version/distro of Linux, like maybe 5+ years old.
3) You didn't install the display driver.
Before you whine about Linux sucking more than Windows because you have to install a driver, please be aware that you have to install display drivers in Windows too.
Re: "rely on the many quality solutions on the market"
Wait... your'e happy to pay maybe $250 for a Windows 8 upgrade, even though free and better OS's exist (e..g. Linux). But you're not happy to buy a DVD app?
Anyway why did you write "get WinDVD again"? If you already bought it once just use the old one yoiu already have.
Or better yet install VNC which is, again, both better and free.
I'm not seeing anywhere that liquidmetal can be transparent, so suggestions that the display would be made from it are apparently all from people that keyed on the word 'glass' without doing any actual reading.
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