73 posts • joined 5 Jul 2007
You can't guess
What's the Chinese for "You've lost that loving feeling?"
I think you'll find its "Rou've rost that roving feering" -
Beyond the hype, key points here:
* A non-final hardware design, (every picture says design and specifications subject to change).
* Some lovely looking games technology demos from many industry big hitters. What may happen is lots of game+ editions (MGS4+, MHP3Turbo, etc) with new content, extra levels and so on in the first few months.
* A code name - NGP will not be the final system name.
* Battery life is being quoted at 4-5 hours
* Sony will sell the unit at a loss, so price could be lower than expected
* Some big names still not on the publishing list
Sony Squad - anti heroes
Sony should have learned much from the PSP failings, iPhone and other rivals. But getting those lessons past the army of Sony suits, divisions and Japanese cultural quirks is another matter... here's hoping
You have an opinion?
I suppose since no one else is allowed to say what they think (outside the privacy of their own four walls) its only fair that government officials are now dropped in the same boat.
Soon having an opinion of any consequence will be criminal and, as our leaders race to the lowest common denominator, the human cesspool will drown in its own filth.
Now, here's Hank with the sport.
geeks and wives
(True) Geeks don't have spouses - so this is a non-issue
For catching up on the first three series of the Apprentice, I don't mind the adverts, its a shame they only seem to have the same four or five - including endless bing.com ones....
Last ATM I saw that crashed was running OS/2 Warp - only a year or two ago!
Nowhere on the o2 site is an obvious link to a status page, jeez - even Virgin have managed to master this technical behemoth.
Lasering moon beings?
Given the amount of fuss our pilots kick up about having lasers shone at them, I'm not sure dazzling our soon-to-be lunar overlords is a very wise move?
That things has more flaps than a copy of Hustler, haven't they heard of sliding doors?
Since what met the eye was the steering wheel, and given limo drivers are trained to be the meekest of the meek, I think this is an open and shut case.
(Thumb down in the gladiatorial sense)
A lewis article with no ranting or bleating, must be the spirit of Christmas
Should be a title
For a Big Bang Theory episode
Wrong, wrong, wrong
This has been debunked on the Windows 7 team blog....
and there are probably dozens of enemy (ie American, Israeli and Chinese) agents parked in neat rows outside MI6/GCHQ/Whitehall just following these Oxbridge idiots to the nearest pub waiting to snatch their lappies/blackberries... like shooting ducks in a barrel.
On the slippery soap box
Getting pretty slippery on that soap box Lewis, why not give it up for a few years until something really concrete happens? (And I don't mean like the lumps that replaced the Harrier radars)
This launch drinking game isn't easy
Playing the Windows 7 launch drinking game is proving harder than expected, as every site is writing (almost exactly) the high forfeit stuff in the rules... thank God Apple's spoiler never turned up (yet)
How about the costs and delays of training the crews on a whole new type of bird? plus no crews or birds in the air while they train?
Audiobooks - scarier
I used to have some of these Tom Baker era stories (including Talons) on audio tape (when we lived abroad with no TV) my imagination made them a hell of a lot scarier than when I got to see them on later reruns.
Wow, its got his address and everything. I'm sure he can expect a visit from someone delivering "Chinese Food" as they insist on calling it, with a bonus shot of sodium pentathol (sp?) to help expand the stealth knowledge of a particularly populous Asian nation.
where's the bat, man?
Yes, I wanted to know what happened to the fruit bat - I'm surprised PETA hadn't stormed the launcher
You mean there's water in them tharsis hills?
What's the point?
I hope that when Al Queda does decide to attack MI6, bundling out of a train at Vauxhall station for a good vantage point, surely those green glass-fronted ramparts will collapse to reveal a shed load of 50 cals and Javelin missiles to blat them into pixie dust.
As for Faslane, there's bugger all there, all the good stuff is at Coulport
Finally - go on, invade the SAS HQ, I fricking dare anyone!
We nicked them too, including the Scrupler and a scruple removal tool.
This takes the game of chicken to a whole new level - but who will think of the innocent cod? And its nice to know CND is alive, well and as irrelevant as ever!
Paris, as she has a couple of torpedoes tucked away
cancelling that Asian bride order
before she reaches passport control
Probably, he did.
In most homes there is one main television set. On that set you have a choice of channels, regardless of the number of companies. So why am I not surprised that a bureaucrat has decided that for online television you should have, in effect, one TV set for each company's channels. Do we have nine television sets in the corner of our living room, like some giant NORAD setup? No.
How does one join this quango? I fancy a ride on the gravy train!
my uni course
taught me COBOL and dBase, drinking and basketball. I think a refresher is in order
He can't start getting mentions here, then I'd never be rid of him! (lurking habits exposed)
There's a war being fought that - at the technical level is a gripping forensic battle and a hint at how future Net wars could be fought - and you guys are moaning about capacitors?
How will we know...
when the black helicopters arrive, if we can't see them. This will do my sense of paranoia no good at all.
...use of the icon for once. Because she's worth it (or something)
New techcrunch logo
It would be in bad taste, but shall we run a compo to design their new 'special' logo?
Paris, cause how low can she go?
Stand up Robert Powell
In the tradition of other reimaginings (pleurgh!) he should play the dad of the protagonist.
John Buchan spins in grave - actually there seem to be rather a lot of these at the mo, surely all these revolving artists can be used to supply the national grid
I like the idea of them...
boosting power in Plano and an officer of the law getting a squirt of water in the face through his radio set. . . .
just me then!
We can't get anything sizeable there like a platform - we can't get it back onto Earth without extreme risk of mega-flambe and it would take 14-15 years to deliver a load, therefore this is a scientific curio, but irrelevant for the rest of us.
Come back in 300 years when we've spiffo warp drives and therefore will not need petrol.
BOFHs have empathy....
for waffle irons, anything conductive, tape stores and many other useful forms of, um, data protection.
Does this mean the jet plays Sirius through some very large speakers as a background to the countdown? Well worth the money then.
The future is, um, Rayman
I've spent days playing the classic PSOne game, downloaded from the store for £3.49. bargain and great fun. I guess all PSP2 (the one with dual-sticks and a HD screen) games will be digital-only to counter the piracy aspect.
Does this mean passengers get to vote on the destination, with the winning majority getting the best seats and dibs on the shower? That'd make ATC interesting.
Signed up, downloaded some nice looking but sloooow interface/web wrapper, logged in...
Yay, way to go Sony/Sky.
Type in Bournemouth to Heathrow (three times a week) and see how many calories I'll burn - presumably before I die of heatstroke. Since there are no sensible trains (either by route or price) I guess it'll be the car then!
Helicopter, cause that'd be faster
Weaving of the plots
Its funny that Dr Who is the only British program that can weave its plots in a similarly intricate fashion to US shows like Lost, Heroes and so on. It might still be cod sci-fi, but its still better than 95% of the soapy rubbish we churn out. Since Hustle finished Brit TV is a sadder, reality-toss filled, place.
Paris, because she likes her plot holed
Let's all sing the prior art song...
A long, long time ago
Before your company was born
We were using technology
That now, you call your own
Thanks to a crappy patent system
You think you've got a chance
But we've got prior-art on our side
So, we don't give a damn.
United Kingdom, nil points
Time to learn Japanese...
... as the UK release list is as dead as some doodoos, ignoring Final Fantasy.
The lack of sales for God Of War, the only PSP game with a 90%+ rating on metacritic, means the console will be toast in Europe within a year as developers desert it for pastures Wii/PS3/X360.
Shame, but only following in the footsteps of GameGear, Lynx and everything else portable that doesn't have Nintendo on the box.
Nukes don't go off when shot to pieces... they only go off after a precisely timed series of charges cause criticality. Shoot down a nuke mid-flight in the ocean and all you get is some strangely glowing fish at the bottom of the sea.
Look at most major retail shops and you see the "We prosecute all shoplifters" stickers or similar. Surely this would apply to staff as well, so why the need for this at all?
Sounds very a)dubious and b)redundant
Yay, finally a chance to ditch Virgin. Hope the prices are competitive, if not super-cheap as we're testing this stuff for them.
Come on down, the water's lovely - http://www.bournemouth-surfing.co.uk/community-cams.htm
Happy because Bournemouth is great
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