Eating a peach
I clicked the eating a peach link in the hope there was something more significant than Bruce Willis eats fruit.
No. No there wasn't.
I feel like I've just been raped. And not in the good way.
255 posts • joined 14 Feb 2007
I clicked the eating a peach link in the hope there was something more significant than Bruce Willis eats fruit.
No. No there wasn't.
I feel like I've just been raped. And not in the good way.
My first Android phone coming from Nokia was a Desire. I was late to the smart phone world, I believe there were 3 variants of the iPhone before I dropped Symbian.
The Desire was an incredible phone no doubt. Where it suffered was its space, or lack of it. You needed to crack it open and use the APP2SD thingy to really get the most out of it.
I can't remember where I went from there but I've had a One S, and a One Mini at some point. Both excellent phones if not premium.
I'm not one who's willing to carry a ridiculous oversized phone around in my pocket, I want something that matches my penis size... Small. Since HTC aren't realising a One (M9) Mini that's me throwing the towel in.
Since picking up a Sony Z3 compact I'm amazed at the difference. They really have put a premium phone in a smaller handset, this thing is amazing. Sure it lacks the same sex appeal HTC One's have, and lets face it, they're bloody stunning, even over iPhone's; but the speed, micro SD slot, fewer junk apps (fewer, not zero sadly) and small price tag make this a hard choice to go back on.
Sorry HTC. Unless you follow Sony's lead that's me washing my hands of you.
And I couldn't be happier with this phone.
I've been a HTC devote for a decade now so coming away was a big step.
No regrets at all. Well I did miss BlinkFeed but found the means to add it. Now definitely no regrets
So by shit gaming rig, do you mean Battlefield 4 shit? Or can't even run Candy crush shit?
It's been a long time since I've paid any attention to computer hardware so this stuff goes well over my head. I'm running a 1st gen Celeron NUC with OpenELEC and whilst it does the job fine for now I'm very conscious of the oncoming wave of x265/4K movies.
Not to mention I'll one day bother to set it up as an emulator.
Any thoughts anyone?
I've been more excited about Silicon Valley this year than I have with GoT. Even now I'm finding myself pondering what next for the lads of California more so than "WTF!" for the nights of the watch.
Love this show, hilarious.
I remember reading an article a while back as to why a remake wouldn't work and one of the key parts that stuck in my head was all the weird random shit.
Remember when Cloud dressed up as a woman to infiltrate the Don's Mansion? If you did all the extra bits he jumped in a hut tub with a bunch of gay wrestlers. Bloody hilarious for its time but in an age of high-def gaming with fantastic voice acting, will this translate so well or will it be left out?
Also I'm a little nervous about Square's passion for over the top cut scenes where our heroes can scale entire sky scrapers in one jump or knock down buildings with a swing of a sword.
This could be the greatest game since the original or feel like my youth has been raped and not in the good way
And one of the main arguments for staying in the UK and not immigrating has been internet speeds.
Surprisingly robust in Thailand most of East Asia was ruddy crap, I guess that was to be expected but even in Australia and New Zealand I struggled to get a decent speed uploading all my videos to OneDrive/NAS back home.
My heart lies in Christchurch/Dunedin or Rotorua but unless I can get uncapped 100mb speeds my feet will firmly stay here under the grasp of the VirginMedia empire.
So as someone in the southern hemisphere on Friday, am I going to miss out or do I just have to look in a different direction? Like through the floor or something?
Prof Hawkins accepts job as the Daily Mail headline creator.
That's what I was thinking.
A year ago I ran a pretty decent spec pc in the evening and weekends. It did everything. Download legally purchased movies as well as run XBMC.
Since then I've switched to a HP N54L always on NAS, 2 raspberry PI's and an Intel NUC.
My electricity bill has gone down.
I remember the first gen XBOX and PS3 were power hungry monsters, I can assume the Xbox One and PS4 dim the lights a little? So why on earth would anyone want to run their media ctr through a power hungry beast when as someone has already said, most TV's these days will play any file you throw at it at no extra cost?
Clue? Does MS have one?
I didn't know about any vulnerability in Syno. I mean aside from the standard "Update your NAS now" emails which tell of bug fixes, not what the bugs are and how they're being used.
Had mine front facing on the net for a while without any problems (touch wood). I don't pretend to know anything the Linux code or how to use the shell.
I disabled the admin account and created a new one. I have SSH turned off. I have SSL turned on and auto-redirected. I have auto-block IP on 2 password fuck-ups.
Am I doing everything right?
Running a HP ProLiant N54L with 4 x 4TB WD Red drives.
Added an ICY Dock 5.25" -> 6x 2.5" drives and been itching for 2TB WD Red 2.5" drives for some time.
I'll give it 6 months to see how they bed out but this is incredible.
I stopped reading the article when I came across the stress over search.
I hated windows 7 search. I preferred XP. At least in XP I knew that doggy was genuinely searching for my files, in 7 I was never really certain it'd finished.
Windows 8 search is incredible. Start > TYPE > oh look there it is. How this can be deemed as difficult is beyond me.
For someone to work in enterprise IT not knowing this, or even coming across it by accident is disturbing.
£3000 for a small reactor vs several more for solar panals on your roof.
Would it not pay to have this kid build something a little bigger in a garden shed and cut yourself off from the grid?
HP ProLiant N54L with cashback from Amazon.
4 bays, 1x 5.25 bay, 2 PCIE ports, 2GB of RAM upgradeable to 16GB, comes with a CDRom and a 250GB HD, something like 8x USB ports all for around £125.
Synology DSM on a USB drive from xpenology and you can have a shit hot NAS for next to nothing.
Got me an ICY dock 6x 2.5" for the 5.25" bay, just waiting for WD to release 2TB 2.5" Red drives and I'm throwing in an extra 12TB.
Because that's how I roll.
I wear a watch and I have no shame in saying they're my fashion statement. I haven't crossed the £1000 barrier on a watch but would sure as hell like to if I ever had any real money.
Watches are awesome.
Smart watches? That's what gets me. If you see someone wearing a digital watch they're generally 12 year olds who can't tell the time. Even with Apple branding a digital watch is still a digital watch regardless of if it has bluetooth in or not. And that's what I just don't get. It doesn't matter how much it costs you're still a fucking idiot if you can't read a clock face. And if one of the settings is to display time in said clock face then buy a real watch, stop being a mindless gimp and get some real taste about you.
If I said to my wife I'd like to watch a program where real people are travelling to and then setting up a colony on Mars I'd get the "well you can watch that shit upstairs" treatment.
If my wife said to me "Joey and Shauna slept together and now Dale's pissed. Mars One is the best reality TV show ever" I'd
tell ask if I was allowed to watch TV upstairs.
Maybe down to my complete lack of scientific knowledge but I've never understood the fascination with terraforming Mars.
I appreciate once on the planet even with today’s technology an astronaut could survive in a pod until his resources run out so that makes a trip there encouraging. Turning the planet green is a dam site easier on Mars than anywhere else in the solar system but a blue sky and plenty of oxygen won't change the gravity (or lack of it) situation.
In a future where getting to Mars takes days/weeks rather than months/years the idea of travelling between two worlds, even for just a holiday isn't unrealistic. But doesn't the lack of gravity fuck up your body? Isn't that why astronauts are meant to work out all the time? To keep their bone density acting normally?
If theories are correct then water was brought to Earth on a comet. A big smash is also theorised as to the reason the Earth is on a wonky angle giving us seasons. So therefore would it not be possible to send a shit load of probes out to the Oort cloud, use gravitational pulling or any other means (would nukes do the job?) to push ice balls into the inner solar system and strike Venus? Run away greenhouse gases can be curbed even with today's technology, as long as we can cool the planet down enough to set foot on it.
Venus is ideal for us in size, density and gravity. The insanely long days aren’t as detrimental to our health as obesity with no bones, and I’m pretty sure the right sized rock(s) at the right angle could speed up the rotation.
My knowledge on the workings of the solar system are based on Wikipedia, Morgan Freeman’s dodgy Through the Wormhole and that other documentary with that man in it. I’m hardly the pinnacle of expertise. Just based on what I know it seems a no brainer to go elsewhere.
My wife and I went to see him in Nottingham on Friday and without a shadow of a doubt he surpassed our expectations to become the funniest stand-up act we've ever seen.
Whilst there were a few moments I’d argue his facts were wrong (that’s not to say I’m right, I’ve just read differently) his overall arguments against… well… everything were well thought out and structurally sound.
He’s coming across as an incredibly intelligent man with a good incite however having witnessed an Anonymous protest before (not this million march thing, just a random protest) I get the impression they themselves don’t really have a clue what they’re against and so I’d question why he was there at all.
If during the course of the night someone flung poo in the general direction of Cameron and Osborne they’d get two thumbs up from me. Actually through some at Miliband. He’s a cunt too.
And a BIll Hicks marathon.
I didn't read the article. I just like the sound of blowing £100 on drugs.
There isn't a nation on this planet that would risk economic disaster by starting a nuclear war. Because that's what would happen.
I beg to differ in our allies wouldn't step up should we become a target of a nuclear flattening (only an attack from Russia or China would put the nerves up the US, anyone else would probably find missiles en route before the dust has settled on London) but let’s just assume this theory is correct.
The UK is a baron wasteland having been smashed to shit by Pakistan. The rest of the world, including Russia and China, are outraged by the devastating attack that’s left England in an apocalyptic state and Western Europe under a thick cloud of radioactive waste. No one has the balls to retaliate on our behalf but they can starve the nation dry by sanctioning them to death. No one would dream of breaking the sanctions for fear of being cut off themselves. The results are Pakistan becomes a two bit nation surviving on dust or they start another fight, one that doesn’t go unnoticed.
The only real threat to nuclear devastation is a terrorist attack. A couple of rogue scientists at an Iranian camp steal enough supplies to build a fragile but destructive suitcase bomb. They detonate it at the peak of the Shard and a sizeable chunk of London is vaporised. A few days later the terrorist group “all your capitals R belong to us” takes credit for the bomb. Who are we going to nuke? Iran? The entire Middle East? It’s not going to work.
The world is becoming a smaller place by the day, our economies are intertwined to the point where when one falls a whole heap follow, as the credit crunch has proven. We don’t need nukes any more. Their only use would be to battle an alien race however this is almost certainly a none starter as any race that’s mastered interstellar travel has almost certainly devised a far superior technology to a big fucking bomb on a very large firework.
Bitches be loco my friend. Bitches be loco.
The spare rooms a shit hole thanks to my wife and the 5 meeelion pairs of fucking shoes she owns but we live in a quiet area, you'll be fine.
Well that's hardly as bad as 99.98%.
Stop being a pussy and take the risks, the odds aren't that bad.
Wow. Whoever took that screenshot didn't even try to disguise their pirating habits.
Barak Obama admits to funding and tasking a crack team of developers to hack and take down Iranian nuclear sites.
of course its ok when they do it don't you know.
Well there goes my custom. Was holding out to see what Nokia would bring during the conference. If the 920 is the glory of Nokia for the foreseeable future I think I'll pass. My brick carrying days ended with the N95.
Long time Nokia fan. 402 right up to the N95 (horrible machine) and out of love for the brand I have the Lumia 800.
Seems they want to fail by producing hideous looking devices built for 7 year olds.
The next batch better be a piece of art or I'm off this train.
It's using comic sans font.
Wouldn't it be easier and better for human life to attempt to terraform Venus?
Smash a couple of ice comets into it at the right trajectory to speed the planets rotation up and you've almost got a like for like planet.
I'm not a boffin or even a one tenth boffin but something that always seems to escape the colonising Mars questions is gravity or lack of it on Mars. You can fake a lot of things on Mars. You could create enough greenhouse gases to heat the planet up, you could coat the surface with oxygen but you can't fake gravity on a global scale.
Would we not just turn into a Mr Soft like race several generations down the line?
Thoughts? Arse talking out of?
Ebuyer were selling 3tb drives for £110. Why would I pay an additional £120 for 1tb? Why not buy two 3tb drives?
Really enjoying the story, for me its a bit of a history lesson having never really paid any attention to the revolution.
Buggy as hell though, whilst I've not experienced any crashes myself, my gf on the other hand has to turn off and on every half hour. For me i tend to see animals stuck in trees or something.
Stop me if I'm wrong, but Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors use this waste as fuel do they not? The end result is insanely high level waste but barely enough to fill a lunch box?
I didn't understand much of what was going off, but if you have two hours to spare, watch this beast.
As an owner of a Lumia 800 I'd like to know what apps MS are talking about. It's like a fucking dessert in the app store. Tumbleweed is the number one downloaded app.
I'd sell my wife, mum, home, and even rights to my anus for a go. That is insane. God even if your shoot didn't pop it'd be one hell of a way to go.
whenever I read the word debated I imagine "mastu" in front of it.
In this instance it worked really well.
the topic is fiercely debated
haha, fierce masturbation.
God bless Friday's
I despise the PS3 market. At least with MS there's almost certainly a demo for every game available. With the PS we have to manage with a crappy video preview.
Exploring new avenues in gaming? Good. Although it’s a shame censors exist in the first place, it’s good to see developers pushing boundaries. I say bring it on, and more so.
I’m not one to play games like Grand Theft or Call of Duty; I’m an RPG and racing fan myself. Personally I don’t really understand the appeal of games where the objective is to kill another and score points for doing so (yes I’m aware my RPGs are littered with such violence, I mean the main objective). I’m one of the few on here that sit on the “movies/games do influence kids” and so have thrown a wobbly at my sister for buying her 14 year old son Saints Row.
Having said that, I also strongly believe in a censorship free world (well, age restrictions obviously).
You are free to play and enjoy any game you wish, like I wouldn’t buy GTA because I don’t understand the violence, you could chose not to play TR because Lara’s getting raped. You could likewise chose not to play Burnout which glorifies smashing other cars to shit, or angry birds which suggests all pigs are thieving gits, it’s completely up to you.
Developers shouldn’t have to censor their material to avoid upsetting a handful of fools.
So what kind of real world (well, real space) scenarios could this lead to?
Are we talking pro-longing the life of satellites by allowing for greater manoeuvring? Or are we saying this could lead to interstellar travelling?
My (very limited) understanding of a plasma drive is whilst it doesn’t have the same push as propellants it can push for a dam sight longer allowing faster speeds over longer distances. That be right yes?
Feature wise this looks the bollox.
Aesthetically it looks shit.
No really it does. It looks like a turd made love to a turd and had a baby turd that got squashed by a really heavy turd.
And the DLC for Keflings.
I want to look forward to Fable : The Journey, but since Fable 3 is still full of bugs with dodgy achievements, Lionhead can suck my balls. Literally. They can place my balls in their mouth and suck them.
Tomb Raider, and if Final Fantasy Versus 13 ever gets released then that too.
Dazza + Fuzz
Just done some Googling and Nokia's don't have tethering enabled. Yes Win7 supports, no Nokia haven't given it us. However it seems 800's/710's are getting it in a future update and the 900's will have it from the off.
As beautiful as the phone is, and it is beautiful, it's only as good as the OS. WinPhone is nothing more than a beta product right now.
Fat fingers? Get used to QWERTY keyboard as there's no old skool phone keypad keyboard available.
Crap speller? Buy a pocket dictionary. Whilst Android allows some form of guess work for those words that bamboozle you, don't expect the same courtesy in WinPhone. Sure you can spell tomorrow with the occasional wrong letter... But only if said wrong letter is next to the correct (i.e. E instead of R)
Nosey girlfriend? You're fucked if you get a text as she happens to be looking at your phone. There's no option to turn off message notifications. There's no decent SMS apps available either.
Tethering? I've read countless sites saying 7.0 allowed tethering. I can't find it in 7.5.
Auto time? Nope. Manual. Although it does adjust for BST, it'll only give you the extra hour. If your clock is wrong it'll stay wrong until you manually correct it.
Email search? Sure. But only if you download your entire email inbox. Searching passed 7 days is impossible unless all your mail items are available. On your phone.
Background data usage? Expect a big bill if you go abroad. I turned mine on whilst out of the country to retrieve an email. Whatever the phone did during the 10 minutes or so data was turned on cost me 6mb of data usage. Emails only download header information and blank text until you hit "download images", that's a lot of data going somewhere.
Copy and paste functionality? Crap.
Big gamer? £2.29 is the standard Xbox game price, £5.49 for Pacman. There's no Cut The Rope or Words With Friends/Hanging With Friends or Angry Birds Seasons/Rio to name but a few.
Customisable? 8 colours in which to use for your tiles. And that's it. Big shortcuts. in 8 colours.
As a fan of xbox gaming, the achievements are the only thing keeping me on this phone, I miss almost everything about Android. I'm holding out for Tango, if it's rubbish I'm moving back to HTC.
A friend works there. They've all found out about possible redundancies through the BBC et el and not from management.
I'm in town for a new PlayStation 3. I think I'll wait a week.
Fucks sake. I'm gonna sell this piece of shit before I'm even three months into the fucking thing.
Is it out yet? Because if it is, I'd be prepared to sell my car/girlfriend/soul for such a beast.
I have an aquarium at home with some pH correcting chemicals. I’m happy to do my part and hand it over to the greenies.
It is however in a plastic non-recyclable bottle… Because I'm the devil.
And all everyone cares about is keeping the craft horizontal.
Today is a sad day.