Re: Ex Pastafarian
Surely it makes you an anti-pasta?
92 posts • joined 9 Sep 2008
up with which I shall not put!
I am a firm supporter of FSM and sport the fishy sticker on my car, but I am glad common sense won out at the end of the day. Although to deny the prisoner reading material seems a little harsh, especially as it is fiction.
Can we now apply common sense to other things, like religions, politics etc?
As my son says; Star Wars is great except for all the talking. Standing up and talking, sitting down and talking, walking and talking.Sitting down then standing up to do more talking. All interspersed with epic scenes of light sabering and a bit of space battles.
Although to me the talking is important to advance the overall plot.
I remember playing the first 2 versions of Myst that a friend had lent me and getting extremely frustrated and rewarded at the same time. Fond memories of phoning him up at 2 in the morning for a "clue".
Another game I found recently in the same lines is Machinarium. I personally think this is a totally underrated game and should be worth looking at.
Having recently heard of the demise of the Tweetdeck phone app I did some investigations and the best option I have come up with is Hootsuite. Basically does what Tweetdeck did and a little more, and has a decent phone app too.
There are of course a number of other paid and free apps and a quick search for Tweetdeck alternatives will reveal these, but for now I am sticking with Hootsuite.
As a friend of mine told me "First Google Reader, now Tweetdeck, my tech world is crumbling around me"
All the "Tech" sites that I follow seem to find this story very interesteing and seem to all have reports on it, but not one of them has mentioned if its a good or a bad thing (for us of course, we know its bad for the lice).
Could this be one of those things like the bacteria in our belly buttons that is actually good for the human race in general?
Enquiring minds want to know ...
It's all been mostly said already although I have possibly a few ideas.
I really like the comparisons and the 10 whatevers, because these often help me to decide which is the best product for my needs.
There are times when I want a long in-depth review but mostly a shorter review covering in the good, the bad and the ugly points are what I am after.
Benchmarks are sometimes usefull but if there is a lot of technical waffle and tables I end up skipping those in favour of how well does it work in the persons hands.
Technical specs i can get from the products webiste, don't waste your valuable time and space copying it from them.
YES for keeping the percentage rating, I like to know what the Reg guys rate things as. The star ratings would just be a different representation of the same thing but less flexible.
Photo's are good only if they show something important, if I want the glossy cover shots I will look at the products site.
"We review products as users" ... thats perfect because most of are end users of the products.
One last point, the spell-checking could be a bit better, not only on Reg Hardware but on Reg itself, there have been a couple of bad ones recently that should really have been picked up by a proof reader, or even a spell checker (unless JSUT is part of your regular spelling)
Otherwise keep up the good work, I love coming in to see whats new or to check how new goodies measure up in the hands of my favourite IT site.
When I was getting into computers and what-not, the common games were Doom and Duke Nukem, but when I was home I much preferred Redneck Rampage (designed by Xatrix Entertainment and published by Interplay).
HUGE levels, interesting concept, awesome hill-billy music and the additional cusspack .....
good ol' days.
My colleagues and I have often noted this and seen it in action, and to an extent have played the game ourselves but only as far as was worth it to our self esteem.
We called it the 3 B rule: Bullshit Baffles Brains.
You need to walk the manager walk, be their buddy and sell whatever work you have done, blow your own trumpet. It nets you the money and the big projects but unless that truly is your nature, you will come out feeling like a bit of a phoney.
If used differently, this could be used to allow people to get a 48 or even a 72 hour day, as some people with a certain genetic disorder have (I can't remember the name of it). This would probably allow soldiers etc to go for a few days before needing to sleep.
Not sure how this would help anyone.
Conversely if you shorten someones clock cycle you could get them into a screwy irregular sleep pattern making them tired and out of it of you happened to want to attack them.
Just saying is all.
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