135 posts • joined Sunday 11th February 2007 12:45 GMT
Steam is not sexy enough. So yesterday. We want Mr. Fusion, please?
You know, the more I think about it, the more I believe it's true.
Premise: Us slackers that waste our time posting comments up here possibly are more alike than we'd care to imagine.
I was about to post that quote verbatim, E-ver, only to see you beat me to it.
And it's certainly not the first time I've seen someone beat me to, say a pun, or some other silly pop-culture reference.
Aliens reference? done
Lovecraftian gothic reference? done
Some things are just not practical
I am completely for the protection of minors, but seriously, these days where most mobile phones have cameras in them whether you want them or not, this harebrained idea is a little impractical.
I am not in the least interested in getting the latest greatest mobile phone. To me a phone is a phone is a phone, my phone is like 4 years old, replaced only because my prior one died, replaced in the cheapest possible fashion
...and guess what? It's got a camera built in. I didn't want it. It's shite, but it's there.
So, if this gets passed, is the protagonist going to go get all these child-care related workers new mobile phones sans cameras?
Will it extend to other child-related fields? Will paediatric health professionals have to junk their phones? School teachers?
Don't be absurd. Deal with the fact mobiles are here and most have cameras built in. Employees probably need a bit more vetting and ultimately if you don't trust them, what sort of system have you got?
It is possible, maybe, one day, we will create a machine smart enough to create another machine, which would be even smarter... etc and bootstrap the creation of something pretty interesting.
Whether we have anything as benevolent as a Iain M Bank's 'minds' or something more akin to Skynet, lol, is an interesting question.
Most certainly not. But certainly not mostly lethal.
To the taser detractors - Have you ever seen what a knife can do? Have you ever seen how fast it can be done?
I personally believe tasers used appropriately are the right sort of kit cops should be armed with. However, like a conventional firearm, use should be in dire circumstances only.
In this case, the perp was armed. He had apparently also cut himself.
It is unfortunate that there was a death but at least it was not like the other taser death fiasco recently in, was in Canada? Now that was grossly inappropriate.
ManBird Pig Flu is Serious Business
I'm super serial.
Is this gym for real?
Honestly, can anyone confirm this place is real and not satire? lol
And .. what's the IT slant? There ain't even downloadable saucy vids :P
1, Disappointed I could not see 'Boob Aerobics'. *wonders at what that might entail*
2. Nike-Fu is under-rated. This is real imba if you can pull it off.
3. 'Glaswegian kisses' have been known to backfire. Useful? yeah but last resort technique for sure. Especially for sickly nerdy PFY's who've never taken a hit to their heads before.
No. Just Flipping stupid.
Car noise is annoying enough as it stands, why scupper attempts at silencing them?
There are other alternatives.
1. Equip all 'deemed silent' cars with a radio emitter.
2. If you care about hearing them, you can go get a receiver that will give you a proximity alert. Blind people could get this heavily subsidized/free from the government.
3. Even better - build this alert device into some sort of high visibility jacket with LEDs which could flash at a certain proximity etc.
4. This would even benefit deaf and blind people. Rig the receiver to a vibrating alert.
So it's the size of one of those swatch cars or slightly bigger and it can only carry one person?
The amount of gear I carry in my car already makes this this job impractical.
"They infiltrate my dreams."
I recommend she installs Norton Internet Security (or whatever it's called today).
Be prepared for the inevitable (further) drop in cognitive function though. If noticable, that is.
Can you imagine...
Tony Soprano with a DIY hobby chopper mounted with a cam and a glock?
If we shrink...
will our absolute penile lengths remain the same?
lol just kidding.
Seriously, the advantages of using the BMI calculation is it's quick and easy to use. It may not be a specific indicator of obesity but you have to admit it's pretty sensitive, depending on your cut off points of course.
If you have someone with a higher than 'normal' BMI you could then eyeball him, or /shrug get out the calipers. That should give you an idea if that individual needs any help with weight loss.
Not completely useless a measurement, it's a useful tool but you have to know its limitations.
I might even give this a try
The notebook remix on my Eee 701 that is. But I don't know that the screen size of the thing will make it a more usable environment than my 'somewhat' tweaked up xandros (yep I still use it, main reason for not changing is screen real estate).
Still have this reservation of shelving debian on my desktop.
As one other has commented, it's awfully excrementy brown.... Hmmm.... You think....? Na....
Do not ever forget...
Apple is just as evil as M$.
OS X is pretty good at what it does. My main productivity machine runs OS X and has NOT crashed in all of 2 years being up.
My linux box crashes significantly more often more due to my tinkering I suspect but at least I think I know why.
My windoze box I do not trust and only use for gaming.
I look forward to the unlikely day Apple releases OS X to the public and we don't ever have to run hackintoshes again. (BTW I also own a real mac) Evil bastards that they are I doubt this very likely.
Let's just go to titan and tug it back to earth :P
Lame... Just lame...
Why didn't you do it? Put this thing thru' its paces in games. I for one would be interested to see how it fares as I have heard conflicting information.
1. I hear you need bootcamp to run windows natively and the drivers supplied (which I understand are the only ones you can use) are not as good (? slower) than generic windows box drivers,
2. When virtualised, ie VMware I'd be interested to see what sort of performance degradation occurs. While inevitable, it may be small enough to be negligible possibly, depending on the demands of the game.
I don't have a mac that can game (no decent gfx card) so I can't really put this to the test. Would make a good article.
My guess is this top of the line thing will probably not differ too much from the performance you get from a similarly rigged up quadcore generic windows box which would possibly cost 1/2 the price at best, or even lag behind, if what I have heard of the bootcamp drivers is true. Nevertheless....
Compare this to, say a an Alienware Dell XPS gamer whatsit or an Acer gamer thingie... assuming similar storage/RAM/GFx card setup. Or heck you could even build your own. But this sounds more like a tomshardware article I guess.
Surely this is a portent of the bolo units to come... Dinochrome brigade FTW
Who reads the Quest flavour text anyways?
Find Mankrik's wife and then return to him in the Crossroads.
Beaten Corpse: 0/1
We battled in a small tauren camp when we were separated--she held three of the Bristlebacks off by herself. But the odds began to overwhelm us. I led some away only to see her overwhelmed by newcomers. In my rage, I turned to face my enemies, but they brought me down easily with their vast numbers.
I awoke to a tauren druid tending my wounds--he had come across me on the Gold Road as I fell.
Please, noob, find some sign of my wife.
Have you found any sign of her at all? The pain in my chest tells me that the worst has happened, but I have hope you will find her safe and sound.
It's not a frakkin' air intake or window, I tells ya.
It's that black bit with the red blip that goes whoop, whoop... whoop, whoop... For the last time, it's a frakkin' Cylon.
The link you gave
... just shows a happy space invader. (Why? Cos he's just landed at the northrop grumman base innit?)
Who on earth buys their kid a mac desktop?
Seeing as the only decent desktops Apple produce are the Mac Pros which are a tad overpriced for the hardware they offer... and the rest iJUNK.
Seriously, I believe a mac laptop is the better Apple buy if Mac OS X is being contemplated as OS of choice. While I would buy (and have bought) an apple laptop, I would probably never buy an apple Desktop ever as a DIY one is cheaper. Or even something like a Dell, if you have to buy a pre-built system. And if you know where to look, you can still mac-ify it. And let's face it, the low end Apple ones are a crock of shite.
Feck is used in more formal situations...
Ie you'd tell the taoiseach to feck off in the Dail or on TV, but anywhere else... it'd be @##@$!! 3$312!!
( in the interest of the non-Irish, this comment has been appropriately censored )
The Atom ...
all the disadvantages of x86 + all the disadvantages of in-order execution...
The only really great thing about it is its power consumption allowing really long life on devices like Eees. This ain't bad, it's pretty darn good but I would have preferred my Eee running a powerpc derivative of similar nick.
Apart from that if you expect any decent performance out of it, my God, even the instruction set is against you.
Would that the powers that be would junk x86 in all its guises .... and give us some other alternative.
@jake - QFT /agree
@amanfrommars - soz mate, TLDR .. /shrug
@OP - lolz...
I don't know what planet you're living on but in my experience caf food is invariably shite.
But anyway, thanks for the inspiration to go dig out those old videos. 2 people wandering around a cheap set chasing funny lights. Amazing stuff despite all that. Of course, she being hot helped!
That's not the eye of Sauron
That's the Eye of Terror!
I'm getting out of this galaxy for sure if Hubble spots a Tyrannid Hive fleet.
Anyone fancy giving me a ride to one of the Magellanic clouds? I know this nice place in the lesser cloud.
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