47 posts • joined Wednesday 2nd January 2013 16:36 GMT
Re: "We are ensuring hardworking families...
I presume DC visited here and downvoted me... lovely!
Re: Please can you pass the slit?
Irritating Dick Syndrome.
There, fixed for you :P
Re: "We are ensuring hardworking families...
Oh DO keep up...
... this is the Great Vision® of the Almighty DC, who has proclaimed that only the rich or middle-class (and above) working families may prosper and enjoy his attentions.
Anyone else deserves to be hit by huge bills. Oh yes.
Warning: Political sideswipe inside
<Blatant political whine>
'"Families can be left struggling if carefully planned budgets are being blown away by unexpected bills from a stolen mobile or a mid-contract price rise," said Culture Secretary Maria Miller', "We are ensuring hardworking families are not hit with shock bills through no fault of their own."
Glad to hear it. But I presume they won't be so lucky with rising energy bills tho?
</Blatant political whine>
Re: Err, what?
I suppose a TASER would be much worse....
Re: Who to truly believe
That is all.
I kinda wonder how many of these ID fraud victims had the latest Internet Security suites installed, with whatever it's version of Anti-Cyber-Crime-ID-Theft placeb..... I mean system is in place...
Of course, I'm not suggesting that some of those victims don't practice safe surfing... and some ID theft is probably not even PC related, but lets be honest here, the vast majority of these thieved identities are going to be via trojan or other PC related attack.
Even the article mentions FUD, which kinda makes these identity protection system highly questionable.
But then, I have a slightly dim view on a lot of these 'complete' internet security suites.
So soon to be Comet ISNOT?
So if girls told boys to send them similar pics (and you KNOW boys have a higher chance of wanting to 'impress' the girls) - would identical charges be taking place here?
I think we all know the answer to this one.
In other news..
... Google pay out £550 Million in 'donations' to the Conservative Party, in order to ensure that they don't accidentally end up on that list.
Oh sorry, I was having a 'moment'... apologies.
... 6 gig???
So the minimum requirement for the PC version is 6Gb RAM. The game will not even START without it - a warning box pops up if you try.
Why the game requires this I have absolutely no idea - it has supposedly been proven the game will run just fine with less memory, but for whatever reason, Ubisoft decided that PC users must all have at least 6gb and therefore won't mind the restriction.
If the textures and game resources were worthy of such heady requirements, I might understand - but seriously, it looks no different to MW3 or BO2, so I really don't get it.
I believe the crowdfunded Star Citizen has the same memory requirements listed, but then that is a tailored-for-PC game that will no doubt use every kilobyte.
Just sounds like sloppy coding and no attempt at optimization...
The Ignorance of Copyright Cocks is still as high as always I see.
You think these people will ever understand that blocking websites will never stop people accessing them? Since TPB was 'blocked', there are now more proxy sites than there are countries who have blocked the site! (probably).
So basically... it'll actually makes such sites MORE ACCESSIBLE!
Self healing back? I want self healing glass - cmon, that must be possible now right? I mean, we live in an age of microwave burgers!
I don't think Applecare can replace a knackered battery, or offer a swift RAM upgrade eh? Problem with the trackpad, and just out of warranty? Of course, sir, we will happily fix that for you. Would you like to pay £1000 with Visa or Mastercard?
Re: I have one question about 8.1 for those who have used it
Problem solved. Oh and Windowblinds 8 if you're feeling flush - you could even revert back to Olive Green XP should you feel the need.
New TV series incoming
Hard hitting drama based on the filth on the UK's street, featuring the new, upcoming cleanup squad...
"In 2013 a crack police unit was disbanded for quotas they didn't uphold. These men (and women) were promptly moved from their stations to the UK underground. Today, still used by the government, they operate as soldiers of the Home Secretary. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire...
Re: Wow. There goes a large chunk of my future,
Oh very much Privateer based.
There is a single player game as well which is much more like Wing Commander, but the main bulk of the game is based around good old Privateer based play, with so much extra stuff planned it makes me giddy just thinking about it.
Spacewalking on the wings of your own ship to stop pirates boarding you?
Giddy, I tell you.
Obviously it's a Dyson's Sphere. Camouflaged with gas emissions. Hence no star y'see...
One letter away from world domination...
Re: NHS part 2
You are Jeremy Kyle, and I claim my JSA.
"For them, poor people are poor because they lack the moral backbone to be successful. They admit no extenuating circumstance."
You just described the UK Conservative Government....
Re: NHS part 2
Of course, because those who have more money deserve to live longer, right?
I just can't help but remember this line from ID4...
.... I saw what they're planning to do. They're like locusts. They're moving from planet to planet... their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on...
Unless SteamOS is 100% terminal-free, it is never going to replace Windows.
I like the IDEA of Linux, but it's still hidden under a myriad of terminal commands, config files and obscure folders that non-Linus users have no clue on using.
You may argue that Linux is just to be learned, but they need to convert Windows users to their way of thinking. And you can use Windows with nay a terminal window in sight.
It doesn't matter how GOOD a system is; if it has a less user-friendly interface than it's competitor... it's not going to work.
..... crazy frog!!!
Is it just me,
.. or wouldn't a photo of the person suffice?
Not exactly security now is it.
"The gloop's ingredients include carbohydrates, protein, fat, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, chloride, fiber, calcium, iron, phosphorous, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, biotin, panthothenic acid, lycopene, omega-3 fatty acids, ginseng, gingko biloba,lutein, alpha carotene, and vanadium."
Soo no flavour then? At least it's marginally better than a Pot Noodle - it passes on the soya protein bits...
Besides, this sounds like those 1-a-day multivitamins in shake form...
Re: Need 4 Speed : Handbreak Turn
"We at Microsoft are always listening to our customers. That is why we have decided to break new ground and not ONLY allow you to play preowned games at NO CHARGE*, but we'll also allow you to connect only once a WEEK to allow you to play your games!
* subject to uploading the entire content of the disk to the cloud, and posting the disk to us for destruction. Terms and conditions apply, especially if it is an EA game.'
Re: Rip off Britain
Get it from Amazon.com, £319 inc estimated import tax. HEy, it's something... that £30 can go towards a game or a controller!
Pointless without decent delivery
If Amazon keep using that very high class delivery company known as Yodel, then all their work is totally useless, as Yodel are pretty much the most unreliable company I've ever had to deal with.
Re: Steam vs Xbox game = invalid comparison
Thats not a very good analogy I'm afraid. Steam requires a Key for the game you're trying to play to be linked to your Steam account. If it isn't - it won't run.
XBox games will be on bluray - and you can easily copy these in the same way as having the required files on your PC for a Steam game.
Neither will run unless you circumvent the DRM.
Mercury obviously just had a real bad cold back then.
Isn't that pushing April Fool jokes a bit too close to the next day? People might actually take this seriously :P
Did I get a downvote for mentioning Micro$oft?
True, but I'd probably like to play more than the very few Linux games out there.
Of course, I'm not suggesting that there is a magical solution to this, it's just a shame that things like Wine are just not up to the task of playing modern games.
Naturally it's all M$' fault anyway for using DirectX to control the market.
Soon as Linux can play Windows games without fuss, then I will happily switch. Not a good enough reason? I can't imagine I'm alone in the casual PC userbase.
It's that time of the year when Top Gear is on, and the Anti-Clarkson Daily Mail reader brigade comes out to partake in their annual drive to make the World a Better Place®
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Re: Backwards Compatability ?
I can almost see it now on Playstation Store:
New! Bring your old PS3 games into the future with our PS3 Compatibility Pack! This one-time purchase will allow you to play your PS3 games in glorious 4k resolution*, better than the original!
Pre-purchase now, and get an EXCLUSIVE $ Avatar!**
You can pre-order at the Store now, for just £79.99!
* On selected games. Subject to exclusivity deals.
** One time use only. Non transferable to other consoles. USe of this Avatar is subject to terms and conditions.
... Microsoft have discovered the secret to time expansion! By using Office you can finally fit a 20 hour day into just 8!
Holy Road Tax Batman!
Here's a tip for NRA people all over the US.
*(or mice & keyboards if you're part of the Master Race)
I have to just step in and say that, with very few exceptions, this is the most 'civilised' Trek vs B5 conversation I have ever seen!
Normally, by this point, I'd be reading Mom 'jokes' and the occasional death threat.
A pint for all!
3 Reasons why game sales are declining.
1) Obsession with DRM on PC - Simcity V will not only have always-on DRM, but also cloud based saved games, with no way to save offline. No internet connection = no game. This sort of thing just pisses people off and makes them work harder to pirate a game. OF course, we all know the other main reason for this sort of thing; DLC, and due to the success of Sim City 4 and The Sims modding community, EA don't want that, and will force you to only upgrade from their own online store.
2) DLC. Games released with obviously held-back content and then sold as DLC is pissing people off and makes them work harder to pirate a game. If you're going to release DLC, then do it as something totally new and unrelated to the plot of the original game (Assassin's Creed I'm looking at you), instead of just adding 'extra' missions and stuff.
3) Stop pandering to the 15 year old 'I don't need to think, therefore I won't' population. Making games more 'accessible' and 'streamlined' is an insult to those of us who CAN think, and is encouraging those who can't think to never need to. Selling the same tired old crap with new paint is being noticed by everyone, but those developers who would love to add new things to make games more interesting, are being told by publishers to not do it in case 15 yr old Nigel doesn't know how to press more than 2 buttons in at the same time, and actually needs to read words to figure out what to do next, rather than follow a huge GO HERE! arrow.
Oh and it pisses people off and encourages them to pirate the game as it's probably the same as the last one they bought only with a higher version number.
4*) Develop games for the PC, then make it fir on consoles so we actually have games that will push the boundaries of today's technology, rather than stifle it for 6 year old consoles.
* I thought of another reason, and can't be bothered to update the topic.