2655 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Re: Sony will do exactly the same .....
So far SONY have said they'll leave secondhand game-locking up to the publishers. Eminently sensible, makes the publisher look like a dick instead. They've also tempted folk with the idea of the online streaming of older titles for compatibility, which if they offer sensible access (e.g. original disk = pass to play for free) then excellent.
If these statements are true and this is how the PS4 is going to launch then SONY must be checking the insurance on their execs to see if 'dying from laughter' gets a payout, right about now, as XBOX Vista has pretty much handed the next gen market to PS4 with sparklers, an umbrella and a little cherry on a stick.
Also destroys the second hand XBOX One market as now who gives a flying *%&£ if it 'comes with fifty games' cos all those games are now useless unless you pay £35/pop or whatever to activate each individual item.
Which means that in two years' time, unless M$ truly have a cunning plan (let's face it, they've not had one in the last decade), the XBOX One is already kaput. Think about how many people you know who waited a coupla years to buy a new gen console at a lower price and with some thrown in game library, those people have now pretty much been told to go to Playstation, effectively, as there's no legacy compatibility to tie them in to previous gaming purchases either.
They should have called it XBOX Vista. In fact I'll be calling it that now, going forward.
Re: A parental issue, true
Two thumbs down?
Bet they occurred in the advert break in Jeremy Kyle...
A parental issue, true
But given that around 50% of UK parents these days seem to expect the gubbmint to raise their children for them while they flop on the sofa watching jeremy kyle with 40 B&H and a six pack of carling I fear the only reasonable recourse is to win the lotto and emigrate.
As they say ... good luck with that :o/
With any luck
We can all throw away TinyMCE soon, then.
I wish Google or someone would make a replacement for that devilspawn, maybe Wikimedia will achieve it.
I reckon that, secretly...
The MP's are actually sick and tired of the disingenuous whining and the crocodile tears from the big media lobbies and, while giving them a semblance of compliance, are actually buggering them about until such time as they reckon piracy will be mostly redundant due to offerings like netflix and others. Which probably isn't that far-fetched an idea or that far off, either.
At every step they seem to have capitulated to the corporate wallet-stuffers and yet only enacted the feeblest implementations in policy. I do actually think they might be on the side of common sense (in secret, natch) in this and just stringing the media corps along.
While taking those juicy cash-for-policy backhanders, obviously, and laughing all the way to the bank ;o)
Re: I vote for ...
Though he's likely too old for the yoof and probably doesn't want the gig.
Doesn't mean he shouldn't be, though...
There's also David Troughton (on the offspring basis) though Pertwee would make an excellent gritty badass Doctor.
Pride comes before a fall
Hopefully their is a linear (exponential if we're lucky) relationship between
arrogance pride and altitude.
The difference is...
You can't malign or incite harm to him or his religion-of-the-day online
You can't malign or incite harm to financial interests or politicians' financial interests online
Subtle, but the difference is there ;o)
Tom Cruise? _REALLY_?
Bloody hell, are they trying to get everyone to save electricity by turning the box off?
I was gonna post 'Sean Pertwee' but as you beat me to it....
He'd make a superb gritty badass Doctor for sure, though I think he was offered the job around the tennant (maybe smith) selection time and wasn't up for it.
Anyway the bigwigs in production will want someone who can appeal to the yoof and won't want anyone getting duffed up by a gritty Pertwee (Tom Baker was the most physical Doctor IIRC and that was like 30+ years ago).
Grint and Tovey. Not Doctor material. Though nor was Sylvester McCoy...
Re: New Dr.
Too much knees-bent-running-around for Hurt I fear.
@ Apple Cultist
I thought that was Apple's lawyer, actually?
Fear not the paradox is, paradoxically, not going to happen.
I think time paradoxes don't exist - they're just a sci-fi idea... cos, if every decision, even down to the quantum level, creates a new alternate reality then....
Israeli scientist creates time travel.
Mossad think it's fab opportunity to convert the planet to Judaism.
Chap travels back in time and meddles.
Chap has now create a new 'spur' of reality at the point of devious meddlesomeness which means he's now careened off down another alternate rabbit hole in which he came back from the future to meddle.
Original timeline is secure, he's just now created a new one in which he can move freely back and forth but it's separate and distinct from the timeline he spliced himself from at the point of meddling (likely at the point of his departure in that original 'present' when he pressed the GO button on his time machine).
So the dodgy time-traveller has actually irreversibly left his original timeline/causailty-stream and created a new alternate one by his own actions in which he's now trapped, i.e. he can't 'undo' his own time travel to revert to where he used to be as he can only go back further into the parent of his timeline, creating further splices which may or may not work out more like the original one he left behind.
Hence we don't need to worry about temporal paradoxes, happily.
Sounds to me like
They copied 1 > 2, then 2 > 3 then 3 > 4
So 4, being copied from earlier data naturally exists in the future, just sounds like a quantum bucket brigade.
I still don't see the problem
If there's a DRM standard then it's widely understood and used, so, when it's cracked then it'll be (again) too late for big meeja to put the cat back in the bag. So a win for the anti-DRM argument?
It depends largely on whether you want flash or silverlight to perpetuate ad infinitum or not, too. I'd rather they went away to be honest. A DRM standard also gives non-silverlight platforms like Linux a chance of being able to use netflix, etc, too.
No-one's forcing anyone to employ DRM in their streams but there's no way the swivel-eyed lunatics in Hollywood are going to license anything to anyone without some form of the stuff so you're gonna need it to consume the output without physical media. Not until they have their right-to-profit mandated into law as some form of blanket media tax, anyway, which would be far, FAR worse and is their ultimate goal.
I'd rather big meeja clawed its way out of the 1950's, personally, but that's not happening any time soon and the customers don't care enough about forcing them into line by e.g. staying away from cinemas for 6 months.
"strange behaviour from PayPal"
Nope. Sounds absolutely par for the paypal course to me.
Perhaps the person who _did_ get the bounty could step forward?
My sole experience of Lync
You phone only works if your PC is turned on.
Fail. A good match for Skype, then.
I think Cisco have a point though, even if it does sound like a very whiny one.
Re: @ Jake
Whereas Scotland is probably proof that individuals can achieve greatness (have you seen how many legendary inventors are Scots..???)
That's what it sounds like to me.
Just like the run up to anything else the USA do. This time the WMD's are digital.
Or maybe their security really _is_ that shit that the Chinese get a bunch of secret stuff then a newspaper gets the subsequent secret guff on it.
When someone tells you something a lot, always question how they stand to benefit from you believing them - we're hearing too much about China attacking the USA, then this charade
New Xbox could DOOM XBOX
SONY must be giggling like dizzy schoolgirls by now, as if the meh-launch of the One wasn't enough of a shot in the arm for them.
Last I read (this week) on PS4 is that SONY are leaving it to the publishers to destroy their own games via secondhand taxes rather than mandate anything themselves in the hardware/firmware. So the same as PS3, really. Wise.
The PS4 will have to have something seriously wrong with it or its feature set for me not to buy it and leave my XBOX experience behind with my dusty unused 360. In fact I know my last XBOX is a 360 already and this means that a cheap secondhand One is also no attraction as the games will be paywalled, even if the thing came with a hundred of them.
Just remains to see what this access to streamed pre-PS4 games thing is like. If SONY get that right and allow a physical disk to be a 'key' to online streaming of PS1, 2, 3 titles they've already won before anyone's even seen the console, IMHO.
Phew, glad I drink the Czech stuff
Budvar, Staropramen, Gambrinus, Koxzel, Urquell FTW!
(Oh and the odd Hoegaarden if I'm having a more Belgian moment)
This round's on me! :oP
That's Karma for ya
Atos... Hmmmmmmmm (aren't they the rail/public transport timetable people? I seen some of that output...)
Seems to me they shoulda phoned Amazon or Google, I think that'd have been my first idea. Actually it just was... hohum.. £280k/year... I think I could possibly handle that - you don't have to deal with any dumb BBC politics, for that, right?
Re: Nice population, it would be a shame if something happened to it . . .
I refer the honourable gentleman to the Television series House Of Cards starring Ian Richardson...
Because everyone posts:
Just beheaded an infidel in #Woolwich. Allahu Akhbar! #islam #jihad #PraiseBe
(Or discusses it on the phone/email/etc)
Re: Don't expend the effort worrying about it, it's a red herring.
Same here, pretty much, I can't embark on a project until I have sufficient understanding of the high-level view. in fact I think that's how most projects end up buggered up, because people are busy making black boxes with insufficient understanding of the actual system its going into and lack of a good enough spec to make it without that knowledge.
Life is not so dissimilar... I'll not make a promise I'm not 100% certain I can fulfill; I can't be arsed with lying because it's harder work remembering all the lies and maintaining the story; and most importantly, never ask me a question you might not like an honest answer to. Ever. Cos I won't bullshit you to help you deal with your own damned shortcomings, I have enough bother managing my own, thank you! ;o)
Don't expend the effort worrying about it, it's a red herring.
Most normal people don't understand other people either.
That's my Aspie experience and defo not worth worrying about. It's more a case of 'normals' don't bother to (over)think about why other people seem so hard to understand. If you learn to not give a stuff about it and just accept that, actually, everyone else is as confused on that front as you then you realise that actually you're 'normal' in that sense but just reading more into it than others. Free up the brain cycles for more productive endeavours :o)
That what I teach my kids, too (two HFA one Aspie). Just cos you don't 'get it' doesn't mean everyone else somehow does (they don't, watch peoples' interactions with each other, if they're not good friends or close colleagues they'll look like they're trying to 'process input' half the time). They don't get it either, the difference is you're the one bothering to wonder about it cos you have spare brain capacity to help you do your own head in all by yourself.
I also find a healthy dose of sociopathy works wonders ;o)
So. Linux then.
All those licensing savings will be good for the economy, yes?
They're obviously a (financial) flight risk, being porntrolls
All rap/hippittyhoppitty sounds the fecking same to me, too.
Ed Milliband has made an astonishing discovery
It's called capitalism, Ed.
Seriously? Gadget envy isn't a purchasing decision
Have you played an XBOX360 to compare it with your PS3?
I have. My XBOX essentially is never used. The PS3 does everything better imho (though the 360 is very good for just games, though if available on PS3 that's the game version bought leaving only HALO and GOW to the XBOX).
I see they still say 'LIVE subscription' so presumably the insanity that is playing twice for your SKY, Lovefilm and Netflix is still there.
I'd say, pending the PS4 release with an official spec list and features (including that streaming backwards compatibility thing), that MS just handed a large chunk of the gaming market to SONY with this.
It even looks like a 70's alarm clock radio without the clock or radio.
Awwww bless, but surely
Nothing to hide, nothing to fear, right?
Are apple still going?
The only iThings I see all seem to be at least five years old judging by the design...
Why do we care about an iWatch?
Don't forget the conspiracy angle
That VISA reckon they can skim a coupla billion to get interest on before being forced to refund/fix it.
I used 'Contractor Umbrella' for my first couple of years (probably seven years ago now) and would actually recommend them, based on my experience then, they made life easy and hassle-free till I started my Ltd Co., have heard horror stories about others like Giant, though.
"nobody thus far has taken account of that"
Business as usual, then.
Plus you'd think a 'not since 3M years ago' statement would be a clue that life has evidently thrived since, regardless of the apocalyptic doomsaying...
Give em a gun and they couldn't shoot themselves in the foot without a statistician telling them how to pick one.
I make that 11.6 microns per year... not exactly mind-bendingly fast
We're all still despicable terrorist-funding 'thieves' by default, natch
Seems to be an exceptionally high proportion of concurrence for a science in its infancy given the amount of papers that get reported on saying stuff along the lines of 'Errr hold on, this sinks that effect and you forgot to take this into account'.
Come back when you have LHC-grade six-sigma and no political interference. Your reputation as a 'science' is too tarnished, regardless of your integrity today Speaking of which, did the Incredibly Politicised Climate Consortium have any input in this data?.
Yes mankind has _some_ effect, it must as it's part of the variables, but seeing as we just hit the highest levels of CO2 (allegedly) since 3 million years ago then well, it ain't all bad is it cos we're still here instead of apocalypt0rising 2.999 million years ago when we'd barely found fire, if that.
Re: More like global cooling...
That's why they started calling it Climate Change, dontcha know
Didn't Ratner still own his stuff when he had his moment? Murdo can say what he fancies a few years after taking the hit and bailing.
... agreement Apple get should be extended to all businesses in the US large & small. And then see them try and argue why they should be a special case and everyone else not.
Freeze-n-seize their assets pending a 'thorough investigation'. $35BN would appear really fucking quickly.
If we all have to have stick sans carrot from our incompetent governments and bankers then we ALL have to have it.
Re: Another lost sale
My cousin, a dedicated appleist must-have type...
Just bought a Samsung TV and an S4. He's left apple behind too, no prompting from me, either, came to his own purchasing conclusion completely under his own steam, he's seen my S3 but never played with it. In his own words 'The Samsung has so many features the iphone didn't have it's going to take a while to get used to it.'
So there you have it, Samsung are copying the non-existent features as well as the existing ones, obviously.
Re: Grizzly poop found in woods
Well, if Samsung has a feature on a phone that Apple doesn't, you can't say they copied it.
Only a cretin would support the nonsense rounded-corners-patent-themed bullshit, too, unless you truly think having something with pointy corners in your pocket is an obvious design choice.
As always, the Apple Cultist is AC.
No shit. Except for the Grizzly variety in a forest setting.
Grizzly poop found in woods
Apple still incapable of actually innovating.
Defo getting that S4 at the end of the month now, I'll consider it my donation to the Samsung legal fund.
Another casualty of climate change
Poor old Sun.
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- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- VMware reveals 27-patch Heartbleed fix plan