89 posts • joined 13 Aug 2007
@ Darling Petunia
I've been playing violent video games and watching violent movies for as long as I can remember. Yet I've rarely had any violent encounters - once or twice to defend myself but that's it. Some people are just bad, they're either born that way or made that way by a poor upbringing.
For you, video games appear to provide an easy way to explain away violent behaviour. I disagree - a violent person would still be violent, even if they'd never seen a violent game or movie.
Humans have been hurting eachother for millennia - it's terrible but that's life.
Careful what you wish for!
The current situation doesn't cause a problem for most people. There's a tiny chance that you will get investigated, and even tinier that you'll get caught out by it. It would be nice if the government eradicated this tax without replacing it... but Labour will probably just make things worse. They don't care about our votes, they've been ignoring vast swathes of the public for a long time.
@ White Wizards?
Fly you fools!
Call yourselves geeks!?
I shake my head in despair at anyone who "doesn't get" this article. Unless the art of advanced trolling has somehow leaked out from 4chan and dirtied our beloved reg...
@ Matt D
Sublime, just sublime.
Now tell me about the lady-boys... fascinating creatures...
Get him out, get them all out.
@ Daniel Hall
Agreed. Facebook is popular because it's very useful.
Myspace is not very useful, so I'm not surprised people are jumping ship.
@ Steven Jones
Give us a chance, I've almost finished all the PKD books.
I promise I'll move onto JGB next, how's that.
That one had me in stitches - he has to get the toner cartridge anyway, excellent :)
@ Elmer Phud
Excellent RR reference, and completely unexpected!
Basho, good sir!
How dare you disparage Alaska! It's quite close to Russia you know.
Please get her to come back.
I've just bought a BMW. From the comments here you'd think all BMW drivers are the antichrist.
@ A J Stiles
Not many jobs out there for those products though.
I'll stick with Oracle, as I'm not the buyer :)
@ There are lots of criminals on Bama's administration
Do you have any idea how ridiculous you sound? I'm guessing that you do, which is why you're posting anonymously. The man took his punishment, and is now a productive member of society. Or perhaps you think that any crime must be punished for life, no matter how small?
Well.. you SAY that... but after an hour or two of struggling with the frustrating difficulty of retro games, I usually find myself reaching for the flashier (and yes I admit it; easier) modern equivalents.
We should see this as an excellent opportunity for indie acts to get noticed via YouTube. If I wanted to watch Girls Aloud, Kings of Leon, or other such crap, I can turn on my TV at any hour of the day.
It's pretty bloody close though ;)
Two comments and no-one's calling this out as vapourware?
Agreed, most of that article was cringeworthy tosh.
Paris, because I want to get in her loop.
If the Queen had said it I'd ignore her too.
I'll do it if he gives up believing in Sky Beard Man for Lent.
I <3 AVG
It's free and it works well. Why all the vitriol?
@ This is Reg-worthy...how?
You must be new here...
I'm sick to death of her anyway and her cringingly "random" videos.
They only reported him to the authorities when he stopped them from hanging out in their beloved channel. If he'd left them alone, his grooming activities would have gone on unchecked.
Why all the fuss?
I will never understand why people get whipped into a frenzy over stuff like this.
It's just a nipple! We've all got at least one!
Can I please recommend the Epic Fail Guy icon for articles such as these.
Whatever you might think...
The sound of those twats laughing about breaking the guy's ankle is enough reason to hate them, this isn't funny, they're just a pair of bullying tards. I hope they choke on their own dildos.
Finland has a higher ratio of gun owners because of the mandatory national service, all male finns are required know how to operate weapons in service of their country. Unlike America, Finland actually WAS invaded by the russians.
The high finnish suicide rate could more sensibly be attributed to the 23-hour darkness they suffer in midwinter. Comparing Finns to redneck americans makes you look uninformed. Suggesting it'd be beneficial for them all to commit suicide makes you look like a complete arsehole.
Why all the hate?
I find paypal pretty useful.
Whoever decided to use the cookie-monster image is an utter genius. Infact I'd like to be able to use that image whenever commenting on an act of techie domestic violence.
Petition for a cookie monster icon, anyone?
I read a while back that a surprising number of people survive self-inflicted head wounds, apparently the bullets can be glance along the curvature of the skull or something. I guess in some cases there just isn't enough grey matter to damage, as in Mr Ayala's case.
Next time there's a fire at work, I'll crouch jump through a burning window and bunnyhop to safety.
Never seen the originals
I have no dount that any modern re-imaginging will be dire toss but seeing the praise that's being lavished upon the John Carpenter remake I'm quite tempted to pop along to Amazon and pick up a copy.
They might decide to urinate on one of my fondest childhood memories but I won't be joining in.
I didn't vote for BojoCop and I didn't like him banning booze on the tube, but he's absolutely spot-on with this one.
Our goverment should simply refuse to hand over McKinnon. Unfortunately they are utterly retarded, and completely out of touch with what the people want.
We could say the same about your post. The first sentence is great, the rest; complete and utter bollocks.
I bid you good day, sir!
Very funny Simon!
I'm surprised by posters saying that the BOfH killing all his enemies is somehow a deviation from the "original" stories. If you go way back to the very first ones he's always electrocuting those who offend him.
@ Stu Reeves
You'll get no flames from me. I completely agree with you.
+5 insightful !
@ Philip Teale
Finally, someone who knows what they are talking about.
I was having a right old laugh reading some of these.
Re: not a chance
Well Sarah, all you have to do is take the test, after all there's a 1 in 700,000 chance you could help the guy out! I won't be volunteering though, mine are both worthless.
Don't tell me what I can't do!
He should get Sawyer to sort her out.
(Mine's the one with the Dharma logo)
Leave them to it
I don't understand why you care so much about Second Life. I hardly hear about it from anywhere else these days.
I too am leaving
Sorry BT, because of Phorm I am moving to Be. Cya!
@ Will Morrow
I assume you're trolling Mr "Nothing to hide".
If not, you won't mind us installing webcams in your bedroom and bathroom. Or have you got skeletons in the closet?
Don't make laugh
Most of the "Architects" that I've come across have been charlatans, hiding their total lack of technical knowledge behind a smokescreen of bullshit and Powerpoint slides.
Or maybe I've just not had the good fortune of working aside an IT Architect who actually knows what they are talking about?
I wonder why MS still bother with IE... anyone?
I don't think snipers are cowardly at all. They often have to make their way into very dangerous situations with no back up, and they serve an extremely valuable function.
As for the "LIFE IS PRECIOUS OMFG" person - a small number of sniper kills on high ranking enemy commanders can prevent a great many more deaths. Lewis did state this in the article, but I guess you'd already made up your mind to rant long before reaching that part.
Anyway I'm more of an AWP man myself. In source of course!
How far is this going to go, and what should we call you?
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