That's one of the most stupid things I've ever read.
93 posts • joined 4 Sep 2007
That's one of the most stupid things I've ever read.
Nobody is impressed when these big companies start acting like spoiled brats and fall out in public, and the only people who suffer are the customers.
Pretty pathetic really, but certainly nothing new.
I worked there when we got taken over by Crapita. They ruined everything and we all knew it. We all wished to god DSGi would realise their fuckup and take it back. But obviously they couldn't, contracts and yadda yadda.
It was very obvious to us all how terrible they were though. It's why I left.
Don't know why they even bother with their weasel words. What they mean is they want to save money. Simple as.
How about they stop overselling beyond their capacity and work on improving that, rather than punishing people who actually try and use what they advertise to the full extent.
Yes I know, all been said before, blah blah. Doesn't make it any less true though.
All the rage these days, I hear all the Publicly funded companies are doing it.
What a great send off to such a legend. And thanks for cheering me up on Friday!
Tell me about it. Interestingly, they started to disappear around about the time Crapita took over.
So glad I left PCSC when those clowns took over.
Haha, that made me laugh. Which I suppose is a form of gratification.
So am I to expect more random censorship then? It seems to me that every time some unknown person somewhere decides that there's the remote possibility of a kiddy porn picture somewhere on some site, that site ends up unavilable. But not blocked properly, oh no, instead you get some generic 404/connection error.
So either the IWF are being nazis, or the ISPs SUCK at filtering and don't know their arses from their elbows. Or both.
But it's always so reassuring to know that a legitimate site may one day appear to be "down" when I need it. Only it isn't down, it's actually blocked, without saying it's blocked, because somebody wouldn't THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
Anyone who thinks turning a vital service into a shitly come dancing-style reality TV show needs shooting.
I hear ya mate. I worked for PC ServiceCall (Now the Tech Guys) a few years back and DSGi sold us down the river when they handed management over to Capita. Suddenly we found ourselves being fucked over with shift changes and other disasterous new policies (despite original assurances that things would remain the same) and lost any "benefits" of being a DSGi employee.
They can crash and burn for all I care.
Blog is still bad enough for me.
Once information gets on the Internet, no amount of censorship attempts will stop it. When will they realise this?
The last comment about Jessica Whyte suddenly being unable to wipe her sons ass and go out eating. I agree they have a case if they were actually served shit but there's no need to phone it in to that extent. It's like people claiming to be on anti-depressants and unable to work after tripping over a paving stone and sueing the Council.
It's a game. He gave out his password. Ridiculously disproportionate "punishment".
That is all.
If you love your Database so much, why don't you marry it?
Apologising doesn't make it right, nor does it change his prejudiced opinions, it just means he got in trouble and wants to try and wriggle his way out.
Removing Backwards compatibility for the sake of a few mm. And introducing pointless gimmicks like a crappy camera because nobody has one of them on their phones already.
Doesn't change the fact that you're still being treated like a criminal. Doesn't change the fact you're still at the Mercey of EA if things go wrong. Doesn't change the fact that EA still think this crap works.
Haha, you're probably right there.
It's no real suprise that they are making bags of cash, but the real question is so what? Lots of people (incl myself) enjoy the game and have no problem with paying a relatively small fee per month to keep doing so.
Making all that money also means they can pump vast amounts of time and resources into other projects, eg Starcraft II and Diablo III.
Honestly, I hate a lot of companies out there, but Blizzard isn't one of them.
I really, really want this to be good.
Please let it be good!
I hope they'll be forced to sign the sex offenders register.
Overall I like it. But as others have said, fixed width isn't a good idea, and I preferred the old Icons.
What a truely vile woman.
I think I'll join you.
Serves them right. EA are a terrible company. 90% of their games are terrible. This DRM bollocks is a complete backwards step and nobody in their right mind would subject themselves to such nonsense. I only hope those who have been unfortunate enough to have been bitch slapped by this "You're a criminal" system have the sense to not do business with this company again.
Excessive profanities aside, this article sums my feelings up nicely.
I admit I like Chrome, but it is just a Web Browser. That's it. It's not that exciting.
It'll be all for naught. If anything, they'll end up with a slap on the wrist and an insignificant fine. I highly doubt any heads will roll for this and I _know_ BT will not learn their lesson.
Pledged have they?
1 word answer to that; Spore.
Have Bethere patched this yet?
Glad someone said it. I was about to launch into a similar tirade about CSS and Web standards but someone beat me to it.
IE6. Is. Disgusting.
What is love? (Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more, etc)
I don't know what people are going on about giving them Kudos for writing a tirade filled with foul language. If I was a member of that site I'd be rather worried about my personal details being in the hands of such idiots by this point.
There's nothing down-to-earth or real about writing in such a way. I hate spin and "business-like" talk as much as the next guy, but I still expect some level of professionalism from a site Admin. In the site I admin I swear sometimes as well (ZOMG :O!!), but their rant really does seem to be swearing for the sake of swearing.
The whole thing just reeks of "Look at how down with the kids we are, we cuss every second word like all the other cool kids out there" - Maybe I'm just too old to appreciate it now (I'm 21, I guess their target audience is 14?), but the whole thing just strikes me as pretty pathetic.
Then again, I can't be arsed with social networking anyway.
Thank you Lester for making my Friday Afternoon.
About time the hasbeen drama queen learnt she's not above the law.
Stupid hypocritical company, on the one hand advertising super fast mega speed broadband and on the other throttling (read, punishing) users who actually take advantage of this.
Glad I left them when I did.
Loved the original Dooms. Enjoyed Doom 3, despite some naysayers. Bring on Doom 4!
Wow looks like the MPAA/RIAA cartel has won. Oh wait, how many other Torrent sites are there? And like others have said, what are the odds of them getting the money? Slim methinks.
Yes, go MPAA, we're all very proud of you.
Pure and simple. Another ridiculous idea by a ridiculous group of middlemen.
I wonder if SP1 will fix the rather minor problem of my display drivers refusing to work on Vista?
Stick it to them Pirate Bay!
Now if only they could ban her from appearing...anywhere at all. That'd be brilliant.
Paris. I like her more.
Never really used TorrentSpy much myself, but any victory by the M.P.Ass.A is a victory against freedoms and what not.
I wish her the best of luck in crippling this near-criminal organisation. Any story which involes the R.I.Ass of America getting in trouble and losing money is one which will bring a smile to my face.