* Posts by Stef

19 posts • joined 29 Apr 2008

'Cloned' CGI faces mimic people 'better than skilled actors'

Stef
Black Helicopters

Another terror attack from Bin Laden

handy for governments when they need to keep their people scared. Have video footage of their boogymen instead of dodgy tapes of them taking credit for x y or z terrorist outrage. No need to clean up the witnesses/actors afterwards either.

black copters indeed.

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2008's top three compact cameras

Stef

megapixels isn't the be all and end all

The title says it all really. Megapixels is a bit of a false scale when comparing compacts. The tiny size of their sensors mean that increasing the MP means smaller pixels, which means noisy images, which in turn means crap photos.

Considering that 6MP will produce a 10x8 inch print at photographic quality having a 14mp sensor on a compact is a bit like saying that this Robin Reliant has a Porche engine.

Fat lot of good it will do you...

I'd go for the ixus80, smaller sensor = less noise, and because it is DigicII you can play with the open source firmware upgrade giving you tons of options. Like shooting in RAW.

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Academic avoids extradition over Holocaust denial

Stef
Alert

@jew stories bring out the worst comments

"Now what about those 30 million christians killed by jews in Russia? History is so ever silent on that."

Care to substantiate on that?"

AC, I assume that he is talking about the enforced famine (the Holodomor) of 1932-1933 in which 10% of the population of Ukraine starved to death, - approx 5 million) as for 'killed by the Jews' I would think he is referring to the fact that most of the leaders of Communisim and Bolshevism were Jewish - Stalin was not however.

Thirty Million is a large number, I have revised it down, and we can have a discussion regarding this without fear of arrest. Were this topic otherwise this would not be the case.

I don't think ANY sane person can dispute the deaths of millions at the hands of the Nazis however we should be allowed to discuss and - if something is found out to be incorrect - change without fear of prison. It won't happen though will it?

Does the fact that I have just mentioned this make me a traitor to my heritage and a self hater?

AC because it is this horrible flame topic

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The return of Killer Chlorine

Stef

@ Darkside - Junk Science

Well, I for one am still here due to junk science.

If it wasn't for my cycle helmet It would have been my bare head smacking into the side of the kerb (at a fairly respectable 15mph if witnesses are to be believed). One cracked cycle helmet, one living stef.

Keep up with the junk science, and with the helmets too!

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Tesco causes couple condom catastrophe

Stef
Coat

@Law

Am I the only one to see the burning flames of hell in all that binary?

working too hard today obviously!

...wossat? hometime? hooray!

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British drivers face jail for causing death by dangerous driving

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Flame

@Lisa Parratt

that's right, one asshole who thinks he's got the right to be an arrogant tool makes ALL cyclists into murderers. What a pile of shit, really.

How many deaths are caused by cyclists? in the last year, last decade? not just in the Uk, lets go for the whole world eh? Get out of your polluting little personal world and smell the fumes.

Cyclists get it tight on the roads, I've had taxi drivers intentionally attempt to take me off my bike, people in their 4X4's thinking that it's cool to drive in excess of the 30mph speed limit less than a foot from you in suburban streets, busses, lorries, the list goes on.

Get out of your car and get onto a bike in whatever city you live in. I think it should be a requirement that every able bodied person who wants a driving license should have to cycle in their city for at least a month - then we might see some responsible driving.

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Getty dips into Flickr to beef up photo stock

Stef
Coat

re: photo rights

You'll need a model release for anyone who can be identified in a photo, even if it is taken in a public place.

The only way you can not use a photo without a release form is if it is for editorial/news use. Stadium shots in a newspaper/magazine for an article are ok, not for an advert.

HTH.

Then again, why would you want to take a photograph? are you a paedo-terrorist coming to steal our souls? Can I see your papers?

Mine's the one in black made by Hugo Boss with the eagles on the arms.

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DreamWorks switches to Intel for stereoscopic 3-D high

Stef

re: Notice MacTards ... they AREN'T Macs!!

sorry, but just couldn't help myself...

"you'll have to look that big for you word" <-- this is not good English, I think you meant "you'll have to look up that, big for you, word" Now, my grammar is not the best, however I am not flaming in a juvenile way.

No typos, true. Grammar crimes, now that's another matter... :)

Also, 1000 HP's are intel boxes, just like the new generation of Mac's (there are plenty of HP hackintoshes out there) so I fail to see your point. There is no mention of OS but I'd guess they are not running windows, probably some linux distro designed to work well in a render farm.

:)

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BBC deploys the Tw*t-O-Tron

Stef

@Gilbert Wham

It was a short story by Arthur C Clarke not Asimov. :)

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Angry? Try the Tw*t-O-Tron

Stef
Thumb Up

sweet!

"mark my words!. i have been realising over the past few years that enviro-marxist do-gooders are opening our borders. four words: make sure there are consequences. publish this one if you dare!??"

Oh, so much fun! now off to the daily mail site to see if they'll post it! :)

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The New Order: When reading is a crime

Stef
Flame

Looks like we've got ourselves a reader...

how long before the act of reading anything 'not approved' gets you disappeared?

"Is that a manga comic I see hidden down the back of the sofa sir? come with me" or "why were you looking at [insert suitable subject line here - nooklear - muslim - whatever] on the interwebs? come with me..."

Soon they'll be deporting nth generation muslims to 'friendly' torture zones (conveniently revoking citizenship in the process).

Better get my copy of the sun and Mien Kampf (Nu Labour manifesto) in.

fire, 'cos it's book burning time.

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Electrosticky droid boffin in spider-gecko tech bitchslap

Stef
Black Helicopters

sticky robots

I for one welcome our spider warbot ovelords

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Asus Eee PC 901 spied on web... in black

Stef
Paris Hilton

but...but...but...

Where is our Asus babe on the beach?

Bring here back!

Paris. A poor substitute for the Asus beach babe...

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Welsh Darth Vader dodges jail

Stef
Coat

Chavader!

LOL! that video is the lamest Sithlord assault I've ever seen!

he didn't even make a vrzoooom noise when he swung his crutch...

Mine is the one with a gallon of wine in the lining.

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Phorm in phormulaic logo phorm storm

Stef
Paris Hilton

close, so close

however, even though I want to scream "SUE THEM" it would have to go to a court of law.

While there is no doubt that the logo is derived from the earlier Phorm there are enough differences that mean they could get away with it. The font is different as are the treatment of the letterforms (i've just had a play with them in photoshop). They've got a decent designer to take the original Phorm logo and morph it just enough to make any legal comeback in doubt.

sneaky bastards.

PH 'cos she knows her logo's

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GTA IV PS3 fights off resolution woes in the UK

Stef
Dead Vulture

do you know why?

"We asked GTA IV developer Rockstar to set the record straight on the relative resolutions of the various versions of the game, but it did not respond to our calls"

They are all in the pub, and quite right too!

dead bird - cos the pigeons get it tight in GTA IV!

(BTW can we get a Niko icon for random slaughter and mayhem?)

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Ian McKellen to reprise Gandalf

Stef
Pirate

Hobbitssssssss how I hatessss hobbitssssss

The hobbit will rock, it is a rollicking story that is filled with movie goodness, from the Trolls in the forest of Rhudaur (finding Sting and Glamdring) - the Goblin King, Smaug, Beorn, battles, dwarves, elves... it is a <i>winner</i>.

As for 'original story' - hell, Tolkien filled in the interval with the Necromancer of Southern Mirkwood, the fall of Saruman, the Balin's return to Moria, the battles of the Rohirrim, Aragorn and the rangers of the north, it's not as if it is a blank page. There is lots of material to base the other story on. :)

Personally, I can't wait!

Pirate - 'cos I always wanted to visit Umbar!

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Astroboffins moot massive Moon-mirror heliograph

Stef
Joke

Go faster stripes?

what about if we put go faster stripes on them?

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Brown opts for morality over science on 'lethal skunk'

Stef
Alert

Skunk and other hydro weed

is fuxxing waaay stronger than the hash I smoked when I started back in the early 90's. The weed that is sold now is even more powerful than the orange bud I used to smoke in Amsterdam (and that was mind blowing).

I don't smoke any more - and tbpfh I don't miss it - but classing it back to B is just stupid. The only real issue here is that people smoke high grade hydro as if it's just normal grass and that means they 'are' impaired and susceptible to mental problems (yup, they do affect even normal people not given to mental problems).

It's like drinking 4% beer and then moving on to a 13% wine and not changing your drinking habits.

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