Re: Forty Quid
Different, regions, ages, countries, different slang.
So hence no idea.
5243 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Different, regions, ages, countries, different slang.
So hence no idea.
Free from the internet, Completely legal. Linux Mint Cinnamon
MSDN CD, well they told me I had to move from XP, and it was sitting around not being used.
That is how much I pay for a video game I hope to get many hours of enjoyment out of. 40p per hour is OK.
Drinks - that is too much, how much are your paying?
Meal for 1 - too much again
cig - not sure on the value of a 4CIG EMU I am afraid but scrap value is a lot.
Knee trembler - no idea what it is even.
Operating systems, I do not know if I have ever paid for one. Free with PC?, free from internet, free from a MSDN disc from work.
I would say the MSDN disc one was a nightmare to update and install, it hated all my exisiting drives, the free from internet one was much easier, and more well behaved.
So I may have paid for XP as it was on the PC, but I don't think it was that much.
Q) Why do people run Windows?
A) To run applications.
Q) Why Windows over anything else?
That is it, the ONLY reason to run a Windows OS over anything else is the best WIN32 support there is, and of course also WIN64. But WIN32 is the important one.
Who cares about app stores and the like?
The simple question is.
Can it run all of my WIN32 software?
If yes OK
If no FDISK and install something useful.
My sons school uses it, triple boot with a Penguin and part eaten apple.
They use the flag waving OS all the time and never use the other two.
And sneeze, that is near enough
They were training him
We have to know.
What did you do with it?
BILs and HALs that is old
Near me is was Met Camm 101, Swindon 120, and lots of Peaks on NESW services.
Excitement if we saw an HST
I just knew it was 46 009
The carriages survive quite well
I remember the locos were all around 20 years old, prime of life
Comfy roomy coaches sometimes downgraded first class (Mark 1 FO as a second, nice).
Rather a Type 4* + 8 to 10 than a multiple unit.
Rather a HST than the new stuff
* Peak 47 or best of all a 50
No that is Bridgwater
Price of a used first class carriage?
Not sure what they are going for these days
In 2008 I bought a Sony Blu Ray playing device.
The online features still work on it.
Got the replacement model in November 2013, that does every online thing but ITV, but that is no issue.
NICAM was bolted onto PAL quite well.
With NICAM we suddenly got stereo sound TV
I currently use a smart device with 8 core CPGPU running a variant of FreeBSD.
Millions sold and support will be there for at least another 5 years.
Games consoles are great smart devices.
And I prefer that, pre Android TVs, uses Linux, no apps. But can view piccies via USB.
Smart is provided by a device which will be constantly updated and supported.
Plays Blu Rays.
Provides streaming (I Player Amazon ect).
Even does games (The robot animal one was fun).
And a web browser.
But it cost me quite a bit
Good LCD panels are now better, took a while but Sony managed it about 5 years or so ago.
I tested loads of TVs, eventually a W series managed it.
Flat screens caught up with Trinitron about 5 years ago.
At the time it was W series, not sure which ones are better now
My last 32" Trinitron had plenty of firmware updates, it was a first generation IDTV.
One was to handle BBC playing musical services, changing the service numbers so BBC Knowleage ended up on BBC2 and News24 on BBC 1 or similar.
Another to swap over the audio channels.
Final one to enable CAM usage.
Yet they own one of our mission critical database engines, most original staff gone as well.
Was better under Sybase
Blu Ray won due to various reasons.
1) Most support from the major manufacturers
3) Sony owning film studios.
Sony bought film studios to prevent another format failure
APS was a bad decision, I am so glad the film format APS died.
V2000 was slightly better than VHS and slightly worse than Beta. Trick play was its advantage.
Comes down to recording speed, which comes down to head diameter.
Beta - 74.5
V2000 - 65
VHS - 62
DCC was a dead end DAT was better
Elcassette was an attempt at a high end cassette format, failed due to compact cassette.
Since I have used it from 84 to date I have had some experience.
Sanyo VCRs were slightly better than VHS, except top end
Sony cheap VCRs were slightly better than VHS
Sony top end decks were better enough to be obvious over the opposition
I had 3rd generation Beta copies better than someone else 2nd Vhs copies.
That is my copied off edit master better than their edit master.
Slightly larger VCR with 3hours 15minute recording vs slightly smaller with 30 minute.
That is THE Beta portable vs a JVC I think compact portable.
Actually there were not that many portable VCRs in the UK, only 3 were sales successes.
Mechanical Sony no
Most VHS, few bought as expensive heavy and not very good.
The other Beta one, why would you?
The big sellers were
a JVC Vhs-C deck, Panasonic NV180, Sony SL-F1UB
The same 3 companies also made the best cameras, JVC made the best tube camera, Panasonic just about the only CCD camera, Sony was basic but good colour handling.
The main reason that it came down to so few decks was simple.
Why buy an inferior recorder to the market leaders?
The F1 was so ahead of the other portables it was the most common recorder to be found at the end of a camera cable, the two other Beta portables were in comparison bad. JVC was small and compact, the NV180 was best non Beta, possibly the best non SL-F1.
Then came all in ones and the market disappeared for portables overnight. Pity really as you could mix and match. Many JVC cameras were plugged into Sony portables.
But for me 3 video cameras in 30 years is not bad, Beta seperates, DV, HDV, not sure what to do after HDV, but it still works!
I ran Beta until I got a PVR.
Used an old Ondigital box with a HiFI Sanyo deck.
My old Sony super deck was superb
Actually people do not like being advertised to. Not the advert itself but the act of being advertised to.
Only adverts I do not mind internet wise are related to website adverts, which are served locally.
OK hobby forum website ads at the top of the screen, advertising new products I would like, or a service I would like. As an example why would I NOT like an advert for a new model railway loco on a model railway forum? New producer brings loco X out with no fanfare, no prior warning, lets see it!
Conversly why would my wife want an advert for something I bought last week from Ebay when she is on farcebook? She moans about it. Not my fault!
Now to real world, lets say magazines. I really find the amount of silly overpriced watch adverts in car magazines very annoying, I want to read about cars, not about overpriced portable clocks. The mix of advert and editorial is enough to stop me buying a magazine.
Now look at model magazines, pages upon pages of adverts, but guess what all readers read at least some of them. Because they are 100% relevant to the magazine, things we want to buy, things we play with.
Now what this says to me is I hate being advertised to, trying to sell me some sh1t I do not want. Yet adverts for relevant stuff if static (like in print) will get read.
As above I blame admongers not the manufacturers.
FF with CTR here.
Rounded tabs annoy me.
No file edit menu annoys me.
No window bar annoys me.
A blank screen with address bar and no search field annoys me.
Chrome annoys me
not whack the idiot in the face with a cricket bat
Heavy handedness and cruelity towards 70+ old lady.
Having to raise money by any means for medical treatment.
Really nasty entrapment against the elderly lady. (Pretending to be broker).
As to Neil Armstrong, I would guess he had a few slithers and gave them to people as presents but denied it to avoid upsetting the goons who go around upsetting old ladies.
A patched XP up machine may be safe.
Patches back to 2008/2010
However not sure if SMB1 was patched.
My XP boot did update last week.
I was hoping it was about this
Easy to rationalise
1. BBC - Top Gear
6. Amazon Prime - The Grand Tour
All motoring shows worth watching counted for.
Worse spelling than I thought!
Missing key strokes mainly and a shift 4 rather than 5
PS4 runs on a variant of BSD not Linux
Standard PC graphics ;ibraries are also not best for graphics quality.
DX12 best, doubt it.
Getting closer to the "Metal" is always best for performance.
I reckon SCORIO will be about 10$ to 20% more powerful hardware wise, but never bet against Sony ICE team and Guerilla*
* yes they did have a PS3 multiplayer which looked better than the first this generation COD
Sorry for any bad spelling as I can't quite see my monitor clearly due to presbyopia and y moniror glasses are at work
But many great games missing.
This week I have played 3 games
Horizon Zero Dawn, console only
Destiny, console only
Uncharted 4. consoel only
Yes I took down a robot dinosaur* with a compound bow and arrows
Yes I ran around slaughtering aliens.
Yes I robbed an auction (hard play through)
And yes I own Borderlands 1, 2, Presequel
* Most are mammal equivalents, only the Thunderjaw is a robot dinosaur.
But it would not cover PS and XBOX
Then you do need 2 subscriptions
Quite possible that console 2 would be off line.
"If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use?... Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?"
Raw power helps.
Better draw distances, better animations, more NPCs, more detailed characters.
It can allow more engrossing stories, more games which provide that wow feeling.
After spending the last month hunting robotic animals, being able to stop and sightsee really adds to the experience.
But better than emulating a PS1 is that I can download and play a lot of them on the 3.
Oh and you can play Crash Bandicoot on a PS4 as well, complete with commentry from Nathan Drake himself.
One good thing about the PS3 was the fast connection between CPU and GPU, it enabled the fast but low throughput GPU to use a few CPU SPUs to do calculations.
Hard to code for, but when done properly by the likes of Naughty Dog or Guerilla the results were astounding.
The 360 was a lot easier to code for but ultimately a bit less powerful.
Well stuff that
I am only missing the PS1.
Got 2, 3 and 4
And prefer Vita games to telephone games
The SCORPIO fixes the XBONE technical weaknesses.
1 main CPU core
6 SPU cores
7 cores basically, but most of them got used as surrogate GPUs.
And console CPUs are a little bit different to telephone CPUs.
last gen though was fascinating.
Same ram as PS4 (GDDR5) but more, slightly more compute cores than PS4PRO, running slightly quicker, slightly better CPU than PS4PRO. A number of small improvements which will all add up.
Appears to be similar improvement over PS4PRO as PS4 is over XBONE.
If it is not too much money it would be worth getting if you have a suitable TV, and you like the games.
Now the crunch, where are all the games for it? Is it worth the extra money over a PS4PRO? Will people upgrade from XBONE or S? Will PS4PRO owners double up? Would a TV owner going from HD to UHD get one?
And one more thing, Sony have 2 studios who can wring the last drop put of any console, would a SCORPIO game look better than Horizon : Zero Dawn on PS4PRO.
Now if I was in the market for a new console (my PS4 stays put) I would go S before SCORPIO, due to price as it would be an exclusive only box. If I had a new UHD TV I would go PS4PRO for the games over SCORPIO.
I hope it does well as we need a strong market to keep everyone honest.
Anyway good luck MS with the SCORPIO, it will keep the market active, but you have rather a large lack of Thunderjaws.
Well due to forced adverts Fox DVDs are unpurchasable so Fox = torrent
In fact it was Sky poaching stuff off Free to Air that lead me first to the world of torrents
To not give a single penny to the crook and his companies.
But it is difficult.
An apprentice PFY here.
Instead I got excited about the well know 10 engined KM
Mine is off, but search is broken.
I typed in action centre, nothing found.
I don't type Yank
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