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World of Warcraft then and now: From Orcs and Humans to Warlords of Draenor

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First game I modded

Warcraft was the first game I ever modded. All the sound files when you select a unit were stored as simple wav files. I recorded my own and gave the dwarves a (bad) Irish accent instead of Scottish!

I also remember dragging my PC to a friends house so we could play against each other using a serial cable, although that may have been Warcraft 2.

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You'll go APE for our new Gorilla Glass 4, Corning reckons

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Was plastic really so bad?

I never broke a phone screen when they were made of plastic.

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Japanese boffins build rounders-playing ROBOT SCHOOLGIRL

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Electrify the floor and have them draw power from that, solves any pesky battery problems.

It would make it interesting if they were going to play humans vs robots, it would possibly make it watchable.

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Microsoft to bring back beloved 1990s super-hit BATTLETOADS!?*

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Re: We miss you Rare

If Microsoft didn't buy them we wouldn't have got Viva Pinata.

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Why solid-state disks are winning the argument

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Why I use SSD

It means I don't break the Hard Disk when I drop my laptop which happens more than it should do!

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First space Hasselblad goes under the hammer

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Re: The only remaining puzzle

They can't tax you for war spending if there aren't any other countries.

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Oculus Rift tech-specs 'MANY MONTHS away' from hitting the shelves

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Re: Samsung entering this space too

If price is an issue you could always try one of these:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/204399928/home-made-vr-headset-for-gaming-and

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Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'UNLOCKED tailbooms' going through SOUND BARRIER

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Re: Right Direction?

Isn't that the point of private business in space... beating each other on price rather than relying on the expensive launch options that currently exist?

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Re: Right Direction?

@Mage: You do know the long term plan is to use the White Knight mothership to launch rockets that deploy satellites?

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Plasma-spaffing boffins plan spaceships driven by FRIKKIN' LASERS

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Re: Saw this on Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle's novel, Footfall

The Fithp use lasers to launch their ships from the surface.

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BONFIRE of the MEGA-BUCKS: $200m+ BURNED in SECONDS in Antares launch blast

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Re: So, was it Dr No after all?

Are we sure it wasn't Richard Branson? He does have his own island in the Caribbean.

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Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home

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This is how Wars start....

Some innocent race find the gift of the golden record and all of a sudden they start dieing off like the Martians in War of the Worlds.

We have even given them directions of where to come to complain.

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Re: That's a long way out.......

Norweb would care about the bill

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CBS goes OTT, releases EVERY EPISODE of Star Trek EVER MADE

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Yep I have just searched the FAQ to find this out as well. Disappointing.

You would have thought the "London-based publishing and consulting firm" that wrote the piece would have mentioned this.

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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

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Re: half and half

In my world the half and half part just refers to a half portion of Chips with a half portion of Rice... the curry sauce to go with them can be replaced by pretty much any Asian take away food.

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: "First Interstellar Conflict"

Mars isn't that far away.

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It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE

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Re: Are Eccles Cakes subject to the appellation controlée laws?

Nope, no British cakes are subject to laws restricting where they can be made.

You can make Chelsea buns, Dundee Cake and Welsh Cake wherever you want to.

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Man brings knife to a gun fight and WINS

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Re: "the machines are on the rise"

They are armed with lasers as well.

Its only a matter of time before some well meaning human gives them a way to get to our planet, then we are doomed.

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Take THAT, hated food! It's OVER, tedious chewing! Soylent strikes back with version 1.1

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Re: So sad...

I try to live my life by the Fuzzy Pink Niven's Law: Never waste calories.

"Potato chips, candy, whipped cream, or a hot fudge sundae may involve you, your dietician, your wardrobe, and other factors. But FP's Law implies: Don't eat soggy potato chips, or cheap candy, or fake whipped cream, or an inferior hot fudge sundae."

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

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It worked for Red Dwarf

They didn't make a series 9 and the result was series 10 was better than series 8.

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Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s

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Re: Makes a change....

I thought the national lottery was a tax on optimism?

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MOM: CHEAP Mars ship got it right first time. Nice one, India

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Re: Confusingly phrased

They mean most space agencies have an unsuccessful Mars mission before they have a successful one. Only 51% of all missions aiming for Mars have made it.

I would like to point out that the first Mars Probe sent by the ESA (Mars Express) did make it and is still in orbit, although i technically they aren't a nation so their statement is correct.

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US team claims PARIS paper plane launch crown

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Re: Not playing fair

True, it's not fair.

Do you think we need to give the Americans some kind of advantage?

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Re: Crap Battery

Its a nice idea, but I always struggle refilling lighters so I can see me giving myself frostbite trying to refill the Hydrogen

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Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS

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£7499 for the Suzuki chair... but that does include delivery.

http://www.mementoexclusives.com/crescent-suzuki-world-superbike-office-chair.html

The Health and Safety lady at work was saying I needed a new office chair... now I just need to persuade my boss that my back is the same shape as a Suzuki engine and I'm on to a winner!

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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Best Reason to Vote NO

Piers Morgan has said he will go back to America if Scotland Vote No...

I don't get to vote but he persuaded me.

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Europe prepares to INVADE comet: Rosetta landing site chosen

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Philae will make a seven hour descent before slowing to "walking speed"

The entire journey from Rosetta to the surface will be at walking speed... Philae has no engine of its own.

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

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Re: RE:Loot system

Thanks for the replies, sounds like I will be picking it up on pay day!

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As a Borderlands fan I have some questions about the loot system

Have they fixed some of the bad parts of the Borderlands Loot system?

Specifically when a bad guy drops a gun in an online game does everybody get their own copy of the gun or is it a race to see who picks it up first? Shared loot is why I rarely played borderlands online. Some git would join your game wait for you to kill the boss then high tail it with the loot.

Also for the vs multiplayer if somebody has a much better gun than you and you manage to kill them can you pick up their gun? If you can pick it up do you get to keep it after the match?

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Starship Troopers beat Aliens, Robots AND Chuck Norris to WIN in a FIGHT

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Re: betting on

I would vote for them except they were out smarted by a near dead trader and his galactic playboy pilot.

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Re: No love for a Master of Orion 2 special?

Coincidentally I found my MOO2 CD Rom the other day and have been playing it via Dosbox all week!

Awesome game.

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5.5in iPhone 6, iWatch hypegasm: What will Apple reveal - BE the rumour

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Re: meh...

I like him, but I also preferred Eccleston to Tennant.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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Re: kinda cool...

So what you are saying is if a meteorite falls and nobody see it, then it still makes a sound?

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Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

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Thats either a giant Lego man or its not a pint.

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PHABBA-DABBA-DOO! Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear VR – feast your eyes

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Gear VR

Looks good to me, I was planning to pick up a Note 4 when my contract expires anyway so the Gear VR is a nice bonus as I was also tempted by an Oculus Rift!

One of the games that comes with it is made by Jeff Minter so I'm doubley pleased.

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Fifteen countries KO'd in malware one-two punch

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Why assume they are located in GMT + 4

You don't need to be in a timezone for your computer to report being in that timezone.

If I was doing the spying I would purposefully set my timezone to be that of somebody I don't like so that if the target finds out my time zone they would assume it was them and not me.

Its just as likely to be one of the 5 Eyes as it is Russia.

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: meanwhile in the real world

I wish we got Nescafe Gold... Our company only buys normal Nescafe for us.

I buy my own instant coffee from Waitrose, currently drinking some Percol which is surprisingly good for instant coffee.

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Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins

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Re: Bad luck...

To be fair to the dinosaurs any evidence of their space program would have weathered away by now.

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Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

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Re: EE - more committed?

None of the networks want a committed customer... its all about getting new customers so you can show off you have got x number of new subscribers this year.

They never seem to mentions how many customers have left their network.

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Hamas hacks Israeli TV sat channel to broadcast pics of Gaza wounded

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Re: There are multiple plausible ways to do this

I think we would have noticed a space launch from Gaza

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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On the other hand looking out into space with a good enough telescope could find God.

Or the remains of God after a collision with a space probe...

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Space geeks' resurrected NASA Sun probe ISEE-3 now on collision course with THE MOON

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They have been referring to themselves as Space Plumbers which gets a thumbs up from me...

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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There is a village in Warwickshire called Wiley with a similar problem.

The village sign has been replaced with a massive rock with Willey carved into it, I don't think anybody has tried to steal that yet.

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In space no one can hear you scream, but Voyager 1 can hear A ROAR

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Re: Are we there yet?

I don't think they will make it out of the solar system.when it is going to take the Voyagers another 1300 years to reach the Oort cloud and 30000 years until they have crossed it.

I think somebody/something from Earth will catch up to them in a thousand years or so and bring them home to get the last Buddy Holly record in existence.

I'm sure their kids will love it.

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I/O NOOOOO!!! We sat through Google's bum numbing 3-hour keynote so you didn't have to

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Automatically unlock a phone in a known environment

Do the people who work for Google not keep their phone in their pocket?

Having it automatically unlock when it connects to Wifi seems like a recipe for more pocket dialing.

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One amazing reason why NASA boffins are celebrating Curiosity's 687th day on Mars

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Re: selfie

Curiosity has taken loads of selfies...

The headline on the Time magazine website for this story is "NASA’s Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie to Mark First Year on Mars"

http://time.com/2913065/mars-curiosity-rover-selfie/

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Mobe battery flat? These ELECTRIC PANTS will pump things up

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Re: Didn't the IT Crowd already cover these?

Well thats the rest of my day ruined watching Matt Berry clips on YouTube.

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

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Re: YO

Yo

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Re: I clicked on the link to the report...

If you want the single user license it is the bargain price of £1750!

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