23 posts • joined Friday 22nd June 2012 16:15 GMT
Re: More chocolate teapot science?
So you are completely unaware of the legalisation of cannabis for medical use in parts of probably the most ant-drug country in the western world- America- after clinical trials as well as organic chemistry.
Re: monkey tennis
Rubbish, once we have harvested all those photons we can stick em in crates and launch them back to Earth via a giant slingshot.
Low gravity to massive gravity well, what can go wrong?
Aiming might be hard but with a large enough net we should be good to go.
Re: Retail flail
Re: ""You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.”"
I'm pretty sure that a D notice is voluntary, and just an agreement not to publish, produce ect. If the Guardian didn't agree there's not much that can be done except stuff like this.
While they can't stop the undercover Feds I think the implication is that the many people from three letter agancies that have been openly attending, and giving talks, since Def Con's start are no longer welcome.
Half of the fun of Def Con is it's one of the few places where poachers and gamekeepers openly mix and share ideas.
Re: Insecure server makes it OK?
Did you also miss "Auernheimer then distributed the list of email addresses to media organisations as proof of the vulnerability, forcing AT&T to acknowledge and fix the security problem."
No, having an insecure server with your customers' details is not OK and the only way to stop this happening is to name and shame companies which don't play nice when poeple tell them so.
Re: Four sprung duck technique
Actually the way CS handles this isn't too bad. It phones home once a month, if it can't get through it'll tell you on launch but gives you another month to sort it out.
I'm not in favour of this, as like most users me and the places I work for tend to skip, but it's not the worst implementation of DRM about.
Wierd thing, Photoshop must be the most pirated peice of software on the planet, and it's been phoning home for yonks so DRM hasn't worked. Must be about charging us more then.
Re: Yes they do
You sure, genuine question, who? Last time I looked into this no one had been prosecuted although many had been threatened.
Not sure how the law is now but the DDA never really mentioned websites, rather services, it was the rather open ended and websites were only talked about by the DRC and even then it was all about an undifined best practice.
The only way I could see this being financially viable is if they use a service like Yodel, I'd rather wait two days for Royal Mail.
It passed the girlfriend factor
My girlfriend loves the service. It's got a better selection the Netficks and is cheaper than Virgin on demand.
I had a look when i was around hers at the weekend and the selection is pretty damn amazing and around £2.50 for the latest films. Gawd Argo only appeared on trackers a couple of weeks ago and it's on there for a couple of quid.
While people that go to this site are quite happy with the 'cough' alternatives for the non techie population I think this will work out really well.
Re: A trend, not a case
I'd say John Lewis are a pretty good case of how to do it right. I bought a Samsung TV of them several years ago for not much more than it would have cost online.
Great delivery, not only turned up but rang before, offered to set it up ect. Also when it inevitably stopped working two years later due to blown caps I just rang them up, man comes to pick it up next day leaving a comparable replacement TV, and returns it fixed within a week.
Now if anyone asks for advice where to buy a TV I tell them John Lewis.
Re: Elbow > *
Yup, and it's blinkin short as well when you just elbow everyone. Only problem is I only really figured this out later when I played the ST port after spending to much real moneypences getting not very far in the arcade.
Re: i'll take a pass
Errr, while Nintendo consoles might not be the most advanced but they seem to be the best made by far. I remember seeing videos of Gamecubes and Wiis taking some pretty amazing punishment and still working.
Re: ...over-rated tat-bazaar that is Forbidden Planet
Yup, I asked me dad to take me there for ages- I was only eight - which he finally conceded to, only to be pulled out and taken home after five minutes of browsing because he thought everyone looked like a peado.
I'd actually like them to team up with the Ooite people who have done a fantastic job with just the time on their hands.
One of the big requests is to make it MMO like which they say they can't because of engine limitations. So let Braben work on the engine and use the Oolite assets.
Agree with the comments about the longer game, I loved Oolite until I got the ship I wanted then just lost interest. Not so much cudous in being deadly anymore - I never got to Elite in the specy version - and far to many other things it fill my time.
And docking computers are for Tribbles.
Tell me if I'm wrong but I thought silicon couldn't form long polymers so no chance of DNA like structures made from it, hence all life being carbon based?
Actually I have a vista laptop as my HTPC at the mo so might be interested, this can't be any worse then vista can it people?
Tell me please, not up for paying to go win 7 for this box that plays movies and nothing else but maybe I'd like better performance with win8?
Re: In real life ...
As a former Chemist I would have loved to agree but the women, much like most of the men, where socially inept neck beards.
Maybe there was just less of them therefore less chance of deviation from the mean.
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