27 posts • joined Wednesday 16th January 2013 16:37 GMT
They just dont seem to get that what we want to use at home (on our desktop / laptops) is largely what we want to use in a hotel / on holiday/ on the train or at a friends house (on our tablets) which is also largely the same as what we want to use when we're out and about (on our mobiles). If you could move around in life with an approrpriately sized windows device that behaved (almost) the same as your main PC, everyone would be happy, except (possibly) Steve Jobs :)
Re: System Requirements
yeah Origin, STEAM and whatever the other one is called are annoying peices of shiit apprently designed to make me shout "get my permission before you update you &£$ker"
Re: top-spec PC
I7 2700K, 16GB of 1600mhz Ram, GTX 580 on a 27 inch HD monitor and its great to look at and runs smootlhy. Havent tested how many FPS im getting, willl have too wait for a boring day to bother :). The game is very good BTW, I always think BF trumps CoD and have no doubt this will be the case this time as well. Although I cant wait to play online as a dog, chewing up some 14 year old internet ninjas should cause some friction!
Hopefully some people will organise a humungous beach party every Friday and Saturday night just to piss him off. Or he will get eaten by a shark on his now private bit of beach (in the water before you start).
We used to play conkers in our office without gloves, safety glasses, hard hats or any protective clothing. But we are real men (and women) who dont do elf and safety.
In The sopranos its called a brogean adjustment :)
New PCs for My Kids
Desktop for my son who is a gamer and an artist, he got a PC with Win 7, I had to take it out of the box, plug it all together and thats been it. New laptop for my daughrter with Win 8 and I want to throw it down the garden!! So far 3 nights sorting it out so she knows how to get at the stuff that she wants and sometimes I just sit there not knowing how to get things to work. When you consider that I've been using and supporting windows since version 3, I reckon I know a bit about it!
Microsoft have seriously dropped the ball here, software isnt supposed to be difficult its supposed to be easy and to fundamentally change the way that a person has too interact with a product after years and years is just plain stupid. Why oh why didnt they say here is a new way of using iit, but if you dont like it heres the old way as well?
Google werent awarded the number 1 search engine slot, they earnt it! Through their efforts they have come from nothing and got to where they are. Why shouldnt they promote their products? Why shouldnt they be dominant? Why shouldnt they agresively promote their own products and serivces above other peoples? This is a massive crock of Sh1te! If anyone has better products than googles its up to them to gain market share by promoting them well. It's downright laughable to think the idiots in Brussells can come up with something that will make it a level playing field.
This: For instance if someone has been arrested just once - regardless of whether this was wrongful or for a ridiculously trivial crime - that person is banned from the US Visa Waiver scheme, which allows British nationals to get into the States without a visa.
is not true.
Walled Garden anyone?
It's been designed like that so:
A: People who dont mind paying a huge amount for something different will buy it.
B: So that you can't buy any parts for it other than from them.
Re: Seriously? People think this is all going to be OK?
I see lots of big boob footage being uploaded to youtube, I cant yet think how this is bad though :)
Just once, please just once..........
I would just once in my life like to be at one of these meetings were a monumentally stupid iidea is discussed, I could laugh and llaugh and laugh. But much more fun I could say being devils advocate for a moment what about.....................
Post of the week!!
Re: They bought a stolen laptop.
your getting the thumbs down
Re: They bought a stolen laptop.
They have money for a laptop and internet access, methinks they are hardly on the breadline. and you called the 3 previous posters idiots big lol.
But what if we dont want to start a business? Havent considered that have you with your foul mouthed stupid post.
It got too much
I stopped doing freebie work for people when my neighbour (who is a complete idiot) asked me to go round and download his pictures from his camera for the 3rd time. He very generously agreed to write down the process this time so he wouldnt have to ask me to do it again, he then looked for a peice of paper on his little home office desk. He eventually found one and lo and behold it already had the instructions on it because he'd written them down last time so he wouldn't have to ask me again!! He then offered me a bottle of beer for my time, now you may think it would be one of those pint bottles of expensive beer you can get from a super market, but no it was one of those "stubbies" that you can get 24 of for a fiver. He asked me about 2 months later to look at his printer as it wasn't working correctly. I refused saying I was far to busy with a new hobby that I (didn't) have, the look on his face was priceless and from that moment till he moved house a year or so ago our relationship went gradually downhilll till we barely spoke. Apparently I was obliged to provide him with free computer suppport for the rest of his life.
On the other hand I have a neighbour who asks me to look at something from time to time and he always gives me a litre of Bombay Saphire, he's now the only person in the road I will do work for.
I hate this you cant play without a connection. I downloaded a theme park SIM to play over Christmas when I was due to be at my parents (they have boradband but no wifi) I was really annoyed to find I couldnt play because I had no connection. SIM city asnd all these sort of games where you build and manage stuff become quite involved so that you often want to play for just a few minutes to sweep the street or collect tax or revenue. If you cant do that it would be immsensely frsutrating. Full refunds should be offered to all.
This doesnt make sense.....
Are they aware that they have competitors in this space? They are behaving like they have the only office suite in the world. It really troubles me that the management at Ms can think this is a good idea given that they make a lot of money from Office. I would have loved to have been at the meeting when the dick head marketeer suggested this. I could have pulled the spasmo face and said are you medically stupid, why do you want to annoy our customers?
Same Problem for Me
Every day I switch from my work laptop to my home computer. I get it wrong every time, not most of the time, but everytime. I like you wonder how this is possible, I would expect to get it wrong smoetimes and right sometimes. Perhpas USB connectors are just sneaky bastard things!!
Social Networking is useful
No really it is, if you want to stay in touch and be a small part of peoples lives where your not in close proximity. For instance I'm from one end of the UK but grew up and lived for al ong time in another. FB allows me a small amount of particpation in lives of friends from my old locality which I wouldnt have without it.
As for linked in I finally bowed to pressure from my friends and family to join and cant see why I bothered, to me its only of use if you want to network in order to get on. Personally I dont (being happy as a grunt), so doubtless the next time Im in a bad mood and it spams me I will delete my account.
It's people like this that make working in the IT industry awful sometimes, he spends his free time learning new skills and honing them on his home built test lab. I'm guessing he doesnt have much of a life, how can people with a family and a social life compete with this? I'm just glad I dont know him because he must be as boring as a sack of coal.
We get this at our place, I'll model this over the weekend, can you do the write up for Monday? When you say no I shall be enjoying my life and family over the weekend they look at you as if you've just headbutted the queen.
It's pointless to try and stop kids accessing porn, they want to and were telling them not to which pretty much guarantees they will give it their best shot (no pun intended). As kids are generally pretty tech savvy they will probably succeed. Even if we were to manage to restrict access to porn to most kids it will only mean lots of nerdy kids driving Porsches as they make a fortune selling porn to their class mates.
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