228 posts • joined Wednesday 14th February 2007 12:29 GMT
No new top end?
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.
How shit does this look?
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.
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?
Ouch on the price
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.
There are apps on the Windows phone?
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.
If Virgin Galactic offered this
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.
Not related, but...
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
MS Market is much better
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.
And the problem is?
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?
Sonic 4 Episode 2
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.
Re: Owneer of Lumia 800... Avoid like plague
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.
Owneer of Lumia 800... Avoid like plague
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.
Fucks sake. I'm gonna sell this piece of shit before I'm even three months into the fucking thing.
We can fix this surely?
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.
insert standard shock horror response
As a Final Fantasy fan, VII was far from the best ending. VIII or XII pissed all over it. Even FFX-II was superior.
Streets of Rage 2 has by far the coolest ending music in a video game. EVER.
Big fan... not inspired
As someone who's taken a week off work to play each new title on release date I'd consider myself one of the more dedicated fans.
Tomorrow I'm off to Egypt for a week and feel no remorse. I watched a few trailers and played five minutes of the demo. Uninspired.
I like the cut scenes, ok the dialogue attached can be rubbish but chunky swords and scanty clothing does it for me. What I don't like is the same rehashed characters. Has there ever been a FF game where at least one of the playable characters hasn’t been an orphan on a voyage for self-discovery? It’s getting boring now. Noel looks like a c**t. I really don’t want to spend 100 hours getting all trophies when I just want to smash the shit out of the lead.
Whilst many would argue, with the exception of Paine in FFX-2, all playable characters in modern FF games have some form of personality. I hated Steiner in FFIX and for that reason IX is my favourite by a long shot. It doesn’t look like they’ve even tried with this release. A CGI fest and nothing but.
3 mobile do them for £400 unlocked
Where I bought mine from.
Still on the fence though. It looks beautiful and is oh so very fast.
But short of xbox live games you're more likely to find tumbleweed in the market than you are anything useful.
VNC? - No thanks, they're all shit.
RDC? £5? - Surely I'm not the only person offended by the idea of paying £5 for a Microsoft based product on a Microsoft phone not built by Microsoft?
Unless you use Live for your calendar then you can kiss goodbye to alerts for facebook birthdays.
There’s absolutely no customisation to the SMS app, I want to be able to turn off previewing so I can continue receiving smutty texts from my wife’s sister (Go SMS on Android, black list on iphone did this fantastically).
Tethering? If it’s in there it’s hiding away.
Why can I not use my phone as a portable drive? I could on my android.
Why is there no other keyboard other than qwerty? Some of us have fat fingers, I need a number pad keyboard ala button old school style.
All big flaws as far as I’m concerned. Maybe Apollo will fix this, but Mango just seems a Beta really.
Can someone tell me...
Could the boffins on this site identify what would happen if we puny earthlings fired 100+ nukes at locations on Mars and Venus within a 20 mile range of each other?
Because it's ok finding an earth like planet 100 light years away but when we can only travel at 25% (this number has been pulled out of my ass based on figures from the internets and are therefore in no way accurate) the speed of light, surely heeating up Mars / cooling down Venus seems the more logical immediate sollution to our overcrowding.
It's also worth noting I am in no way a science geek. If the outcome of my mental experiment is crumpled metal due to no oxygen to ignite the bomb then so be it. My geek is set to just about understanding Star Wars.
I'm glad someone mentuioned this. Sure poor countries won't benefit from them, but given how much water these things can produce you could in theory create an Amzon cutting east to west through Africa and change the eco system along with it bringing more rain to starved areas.
But that's of course just a theory, a theory held back by money and politics.
Fresh water should never be a cause for war. Over population however gets my vote.
So are we ready to tell the Scots to fuck off?
Or does the North sea and the waters surrounding Scotland have equally as much Shale gas to keep us holding their hands?*
*I'm actually not a racist and couldn't give two monkeys about their independence or reliance on handouts. I R here to spark debate... a mass debate!
Fed up of Android
Perhaps its just my shitty HTC Desire, perhaps its lazy developers not catering for all phones and thus apps are buggy as hell, perhaps it's HTC waiting an age after a new release before giving it to us customers, but I'm fed up of my Android and am very tempted to go the route of WP7 once the new bread of phones start rolling out.
I've not actually seen a single one though, are they any good? I mean honestly, GUI aside, will i be alerted to a new mail on googlemail, will it delete from source, will it read my gmail contacts or port them and will the battery last more than 6 hours?
Sealed Liquidless Advanced Go-a-matron
Clearly I'm not a technical geek.
However I like the word slag.
Still a piece of shit
Haven't had time to put into modem mode, got the update and tried a few things that simply wouldn't work on R26.
I still can't UNC onto anything at all on my network.
My wireless connected xbox still drops off xbox live when the ethernet one is swtiched on.
Seriously, I'm very grateful for modem mode and have every intention of setting it up tonight, but someone who's not a power user and forced to take this heap of shit as a new customer is going to be fucking outraged when their son\daughters xbox keeps dropping off every two minutes.
I'm sure there are dozens more issues still outstanding, well, from a purely selfish point of view, hazzah to modem mode.
If someone could make a like-minded API which automatically replies on each status with "Fuck off you hippie cunt" I'll happily friend them.
clean power huh
So I'm no closer to getting any super powers then?
If anything it paves the way for more specs-less TV's
55inch is a little too big for my room. And by little too big I mean about 15inches to big. Ah well. Still, if it works, doesn't make me feel like I'm out in the Atlantic on a rubber dingy and doesn't cost more than my car then it's hard not to get excited.
God I can't wait for 3D porn.
Awful piece of kit
No UNC. DNS works sporadically, one day I can use VNC by name, others by IP, never by both. Remote desktop doesn't work unless I'm inside my network. My second Xbox drops if using wireless when my first Xbox connects to LIVE.
Also, it looks fucking shit and won't fit under my TB because of the stupid built in stand.
It boggles the mind they're still shipping this piece of shit. From what I understand it's only the 100mb service that requires them and reading one thread on their forums even this isn't absolute necessary. So why are they shipping it to all L + customers? Are they just out to piss their user base off?
Give us modem use only. This should be your number one priority you incompetent fools.
726 minutes too long
Ok maybe it's because I haven't read the books, maybe it's because I prefer ninja's to homosexual dwarf like people with hairy feet, maybe it's because it never occurred to anyone to fly Frodo on one of those eagle type things over the volcano in the first movie thus negating the need for several hours of Orlando bland, but the whole trilogy was shit.
Controversial opinion perhaps? Do I just “not get it”? Maybe. But having once done a marathon of all three extended editions in a weekend I sincerely wanted to pull my own face off and beat Peter Jackson with it.
Roll on the revisited 3D editions in about four years time.
Too much time for sceptics?
Me thinks he means not enough.
Funny how the BBC hasn't updated its anual artic ice coverage show-a-ma-graph for quite some time, you know, the time in which the artic ice hasn't shrunk considerably.
If I just happened to have missed that article someone please do link to it, oh how I love to chuckle at the expanding ice as the sun spots decline.
Jason Bourne would be proud.
Loved it. Wasn't so keen on last one but this had me giggling like a school girl, oddly enough next to school girl on work experience. fun times.
Obviously the boss isn't a fan of Matt Damon else he'd have spotted the line straight away.
If only he were alive today. His stand up act would reach new heights with all these new allegations.
Lets face it
We'd all like to put our man fat on Megan's face. Give Bay his credit, he picked a hottie.
However I dare say hottie can and may have been made using Bay's "fit girls for dummie's" guide
1) Dress woman in next to nothing. Make sure any clothing woman has to wear is too small.
2) Regardless of location, woman has to sweat. A lot. But not under the arms.
3) Acting? What is this thing you call acting? Refer to rule 1 and 2. If criteria is met acting can be passed upon.
Still, I favour anything Megan says and does over Bay. Bay makes me violant. Why does everything have to explode?!?!?!
I look forward to a dose of Syphilis more than I do the Wii-U.
I'm no high horse folk, I'm not a core gamer though I do own both the 360 and PS3, my other half has the Wii.
It seems to me though the core gamer has long gone. Why would a core gamer give up a mature system all their mates play online for something that will no doubt play the same games with the same graphics at the same speed in which there are absoloutly no benefits whatsoever.
The controller looks retarded. I would sooner use cow dung to control my games and aside from that "magic" moment in September/October time, cow dung is offensive. Again, I'm not a core gamer, would a core gamer want to use something retarded that does not output mushrooms? Probably not.
So all Nintendo are going to get out of this venture is Zelda/Mario fans as lets face it, everything Nintendo has done has been utterly crap minus a few EXCELLENT games.
But don't take my word for it. I'm not a core gamer. And I also like magic mushrooms.
A smell the shits
A friend of mine has a custom ROM on his, it's been stable for a month or so. I've put off flashing mine because I've been content with 2.2.
With this news however, looks like I'll be flashing mine this weekend. Well done HTC. Because of your laziness Rovio will get zero revenue from me as I remove the Ad bollox.
PS. I'll be moving to Samsung once my contract is up. Love and hugs.
gonna be shit anyway
King Kong will defend the dam whilst orks chuck spears at the mighty stealth bomber only detected on gps when the dumb but lovable kid from south Carolina accidentally releases celebratary fireworks prematurely.
Peter Jackson offends me more than anyone else bar Michael Bay. Sigh
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