74 posts • joined Friday 31st August 2007 09:48 GMT
Re: Yeah.. I'm kind of with you on this..
"I think the overheads for games is tiny anyway in comparison to the end price."
Yeah most artists and coders will happily work for free on a project for three or four years. Plenty of games, big and small, don't make their dev costs back.
Re: £29 e-reader dodgy marketing?
I did the same as you, but I just ordered one using the link at the top of the article, worked for me (cue email in 5 secs saying they're out of stock)
What problem will it solve
People had no idea what iPads would be used for when they first appeared, but seem to have found lots of uses for them.
I've got one
as my 'walking about' phone (main phone is a Galaxy Note). Phone is well made and call quality excellent. WP8 runs very smoothly and is a pleasure to use, I'd give it a try before writing it off. Only downside for me is no notification LED (and no NoLED app equivalent), notifications appear on the lock screen instead.
Re: A fart in a hurricane
Thanks! And I agree completely. I'd rather see those vast subsidies going into some of the interesting new reactor technologies I read about on The Reg.
A fart in a hurricane
It seems rather pointless us spending years agonizing over a single windmill or hydro project when China are knocking out a new power station every week. I speak as a former 'green' who frankly can see no point and has given up.
Re: Poor AMD
"Fusion is way better than anything Intel has on offer". Really? I read the reviews and it looks like a low-power processor with a built-in so-so graphics part. I went Core i7 - and an AMD graphics card. Is it better for certain markets (enterprise perhaps)? Not flaming, just curious.
I'm no fan of DSG but this seems harsh, it looks to me like they've held up their end of the deal. There will always be the odd case where some gibbon messes it up.
Re: Warming the mug/pot?
I heard years ago that warming the pot was a precaution - old earthenware teapots could sometimes shatter with the sudden heat of the boiling water. Warming them first prevents this. Perhaps it's an urban myth... anyone else heard this?
Re: zombies with keyboards
PS: BRRRAAAIINNZZ. Doh!
Patrick and Moore?
Some DS9 was great, classic ST. For me there were too many plodding Kira/Prophets/Kai Winn episodes and far too many 'hilarious' Ferengi scripts with the Grand Nagus and (argh!) Quark's mother. What nearly killed it for me though was all the 'Vic Fontaine' stuff on the holodeck. Always loved Voyager personally...feel free to call me a heretic, say my mother had a smooth forehead, etc.
Re: Windows 7
I'm sure MS will be mortified that you're going to pirate Win7 rather than Win8.
2012 may have confounded Mayan predictions of global catastrophe
Not yet it hasn't!
Nice to see 'ODFO' back, thought it had died out. More please!
Nicolas Cage in Terminator 5
A piffling sixty million? Pay the fellow, Edmund, and damn his impudence!
Re: why the hate?
Sony Centre != Sony
Re: why the hate?
Completely agree with Mike. The rootkit thing was in 2005 - get over it. My PS3 is a slim one so never had the Linux option, but the number of ppl who rant on and on about it is amazing. What percentage of PS3 owners actually ever wanted to bother loading Linux onto their console when even an ancient desktop is a better option? I got my PS3 for playing games on, which it does just fine. But now Sony have added Lovefilm so I can stream movies as well - bloody Sony, changing the features of my PS3 after I bought it!
Photos of half a Mini and a Model T but no Cray 1 pic? :(
Agree completely, but sadly that's how a lot of these 'Eliza' programs work. They're interesting, and often have quite sophisticated parsing algorithms, but ultimately that's all they are :(
I suspect any "AI" entered into this competition is engineered with a focus on this particular test anyway. For example ask the winner to play chess or write some poetry and see what you get.
So when do I get ICS on my Note, Sammy?
"Smart animals keep an eye out for problems down the road and deal with them before they happen."
Which animals do that?
Did the stickers sometimes just show what was installed?
I bought a reconditioned Dell Inspiron that came with Vista Basic and bore the corresponding sticker. I wiped it and put Win7 Ultimate on and it runs beautifully, Aero and all!
Maybe, but that's just you mate. My Win7 64 Ultimate is solid as a rock, thanks, as was Vista before it. You need to rebuild and check everything 'cos something's wrong with yer pooter.
That's *fewer* techs
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