Yes Defense Grid!
Best Live game EVAR!
I have spent so many hours playing Defense Grid and the game never gets annoying.
2921 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Best Live game EVAR!
I have spent so many hours playing Defense Grid and the game never gets annoying.
They only had six on sale!
All of them pretty average. No wonder they failed.
The BestBuy discount code simply reduces the price to the same as or slightly higher than Ebuyer/Overclockers etc. etc.
Nothing to see here.
...and retired from service 2031 is that it?
Am I right or am I right?
I would like to go on record as stating I'd like to take over the running of this project. I feel that even knowing the basics of this kind of thing, I am light years ahead of everyone else running it currently.
As a concept its flawed in that its not something thats blatantly proved. Show me some states showing it exists and then someone will show me stats it doesn't and both can be classed as credible depending which side you sit.
It's not helping as a poster boy for the environmental cause. Too divisive and it's wasting time we don't have.
As I have said before we need to go back to basics. We need to go back to that old fave of the 60's and 70's......Pollution.
Yes we can all see 'pollution' and the effects of pollution. No one can say "Hey pollution is a great thing!" and not look mental. No one can stand by a lake full of dead fish and say "nothing to see here!"
If we all get behind just cleaning up the crap we've made then chances are the planet as a whole 'climate wise', will benefit as a direct result.
We are all too busy arguing about what or what isn't going on above our heads but forgetting about whats going on around our feet.
Let's all tackle that instead. Worth a try isnt it?
Or isnt there any money in pollution? Hmmmmmm.
Total lack or respect there. Horrific.
Would have been better to put it in Duxford!
...a design I liked too by the way.
He does know that the designer of that ship was one James Cameron?
"SADORRR??!! Sador of the Malmori??????"
I went to the first three of the Erotica shows and whilst the first one was a bit rough the second and third were really good. I then didn't go for a couple of years then went to one around 2002 and it wasn't the same. Not the same buzz and far more porn sellers.
Dread to think what it's like now.
.....actually see what they loaded into the top of the launch rocket?
Could have been a busted old boiler filled with concrete.
...Amipro but that's just me.
...my other half built a website for HM GOV a couple of years ago. Was the first they had on time and on budget I think.
There is a reason the sites look the way they do and not like Facebook etc. They are not meant to be fun, just give information and the barest means of interaction needed to get the job done. Less is more.
I'll give him say 6 months tops. I can imagine the look on the mandarins faces when he goes after them asking for billions to re-build all the sites out there.
As taxpayer I'd just like to say I've already payed quite enough for the council estate. I don't really want to now pay for Alton Towers.
I cant see him taking the role.
He just isn't that unlikable and whiny. Wont convince.
The organised crime gangs behind this stuff now seem to target sites that more affluent web users would go to.
Cruise sites, holiday sites and finance sites seem very popular. No point putting drive-by virus stuff in free porn sites.
No they want the less confident users that they can terrify into typing their credit card details.
Still misses a lot of stuff. You run Malwarebytes on a heavily infected HDD (no point running it on the infected PC, too late) and let it clean off say 43 items.
Then run it again and see what happens. And again....
Most folks will only run it once and think themselves clean. Then after three runs, run MSSE or Combofix and see that another dozen items crop up.
Its not perfect. Yes its worth using but not on its own. You need to use at least three products.
However, by the time you have run 3-4 full scans you may as well have rebuilt the PC from scratch.
Havent bothered with AdAware in years. As for Spybot S&D, christ, is there still a market for software that looks like it was designed in 1998? Lazzzyyyyyyyyyy!
I was more than happy to buy them in ever better presentation up to the end point. I enjoyed that.
But now I've reached the point where enough is enough. That and having access to physical format movies isn't important to me anymore. My priorities in life changed.
I realised that much of my DVD collection had only been watched once, maybe twice and it really wasn't worth it with the downward trend in Hollywood output over the past 10 years to keep adding to it. Case in point about 8 years ago we would go to the cinema about 25 times a year. We now go maybe twice a year! That's how crap it's got. I bet we are not the only ones.
I therefore dumped most of my DVD collection into Oxfam. Haven't regretted it. Quite liberating in fact.
In contrast to my CD collection which I'll never part with, as many of the originals are better than the modern LOUD remasters.
I bought my movies on VHS.
I bought my movies again on Widescreen VHS.
I bought my movies on DVD.
I bought my movies on remastered DVD Directors cuts.
I'm tired. I'm not buying them anymore.
Its the local lending library or streaming from now on.
..when everything is designed to fail the minute it gets past warranty why would you bother to spend more then £200 on such a mundane device?
Before anyone counters, yes I was one of those folks that would spend £1500 on a CD player. So I know all about the 'superior power supplies", "the enhanced DACs" for picture/sound quality etc. etc. However, that was many years ago when you could count on support for 10+ years on a device. So maybe it was worth paying the extra for that. Nowadays?
Now I see any electronics device, regardless of price as delayed landfill. That and I've grown up a bit.
...and Judith, Kieran et al. I actually think myself lucky that I saw many of the tech conveniences we see today many years before as a kid on that show. It was a truly great show and also a integral part of what made Thursday night the best night on TV in the 80s.
Top of the Pops then Tomorrows World then switch over to BBC2 for some great comedy.
Does anyone remember the night on TW when Maggie wore her hair pushed back behind her ears? I've never forgot that!
Sorry Maggie. I thought you were lovely though.
Oh and yes I'd buy Johnny Ball a pint too! Cant imagine a show like Think of a Number or the others he did on kids TV today. I guess no cartoon comics or lunchboxes to made from actual real educational TV.
Not for long they wont be.
Really bad. Was going to build a 8TB data storage setup for a customer but have advised him to wait.
Building on a flood plain...at least build the factory on stilts!
...has had a reverse effect on the amount of CDs I have bought over the past 10 years.
Generally the 'iPod' has become the benchmark for the level of audio playback most folks have access too. Hence why most CDs/recorded music now sound total garbage.
Thanks iPod! Wish you'd never been invented.
I bought a TomTom One back in 2006 and updated the map with new ones three times and the same old turnings that had been physically gotten rid off years before still exist in TomTom land.
I then bought a new Live Via (whatever) TomTom a few months ago and sod me if it still thinks its 2004. Tells me to go down loads of lanes and roads that have been turned into bus or cycles only, years ago.
Oh and the new USB cable design is a really bad feature. Not easy to fit without actually taking the device off the window and a poor fit to boot.
I think its the last TomTom I'll buy.
We loved the show and also agree its good to see someone know when to quit. The last series whilst better than most, was the lesser of the four.
However, I will always be thankful to Mr Linehan for that absolute classic episode with the Gay musical. That episode was the most funny laugh filled 30 minutes I've known in years.
The GF and I were in tears watching it. Doesn't happen often..well not in a comedy way.
These are TVs for normal folks that have lives. 22" and below is what I consider small.
Having the TV as the center piece shrine in your living room is just sad. Oh and really tacky.
Plus it would have been nice if you stated what the actual size of the screens were instead of letting us work it out from the cryptic "WX223243XBC" model names.
Long gone. I wouldn't hang around for them to come back.
Shoddy build quality and even with all your Taps and My Stuff, its still not a great user experience.
I'm amazed that after all these years PVR boxes are all still a dogs dinner when it comes to usability.
How difficult does it have to be?
...need to remember is that he didnt actually know you or care about you.
It was business. Nothing more, nothing less.
The increase in power has just allowed more and more sloppy programming.
In 1995 I was still getting by fine with a 33Mhz 486 with 8MB of ram.
In 1997 I had a Intel 150Mhz Pentium with 32MB of ram which surfed and played Quake just fine. Cost me £1300 and was to be the last actual PC I bought. The rest I built.
It wasnt till 1999 that I got a AMD 400Mhz K6-III and was running Quake 2 and Unreal like a champ.
So in 4 years I went from 33Mhz to 400Mhz. It all worked very well for the time.
..ready to look up an actor on IMDB in good order for under £100?
If so then it will do for me and do for most people.
....at least £100-£150 too expensive with the exception of the Monte Carlo.
...more dispair that degrees have been pushed to everyone for the past 15 years and now its considered essential for any position above burger flipping by those less well informed in employment circles.
A friend of mine is a retired University lecturer and he always tells me "University wasnt meant for everyone, just those that needed the extra education such as doctors and lawyers. Estate agents, bank tellers and the like didnt need to apply!"
Just the top 20% so to speak. Not everyone.
Degrees are now a total barrier to entry for those of us that were encouraged years ago "to work your way up and get experience!"
It's frustrating. Oh well best get my apron on.
IT Managers are happy to look at applicants that do not have a degree but have the required experience.
In the real world of applying for jobs it becomes quite apparent that very few IT managers actually do any of the initial vetting of CVs. That unfortunately, is all done by feckless recruitment drones and Pam in the HR dept.
No degree = Delete.
....and who were told to get off our 18 year old arses and "get a bloody job!" this cant be said enough.
Thanks to Blair making degrees the equivalent of the maths/english GCSE, those of us of a certain age with no degree (as it wasnt expected of us) but 20+ years of solid experience cant get a bloody job worth a damn.
I can list all the IT skills I have, all the major IT projects I've delivered on time and on budget etc. etc. but as I dont have a crappy medieval studies degree I cant get an interview.
I do partly blame the dumb as ditchwater HR depts too. When you read the job description/requirements it bloody obvious they have just listed every IT term they could find in a computer magazine. It's almost like you have to have been genetically created for that very job.
My Docs is all thats needed. Often quicker to just rebuild the PC from scratch and copy the My Docs back.
Its not like it happens often (if at all). If it does then you are doing something wrong or need to find a different hobby/role.
Cobian for me.
....give us the Puma Mk2!
It's been too long.
That means chances are they are under the age of 25.
We all know that nowadays anyone under the age of 25 cannot be held responsible for their immature actions.
You hear it on the news after a stabbing, "Wahhh wahhh it's not my fault!"
Kids gotta learn consequences. In my day it was called getting a good slap on occasion.
Them and other like em.
Products not good enough, too expensive, too shouty and ambiguous in use.
No wonder MS are cleaning up with MSE.
We all used AVG five years ago but now its like installing a sulky shouting teenager in your laptop.
Make your products more effective, cheaper, more singular in their approach (no mega range of security apps that all pretend to do stuff) and then make it shut the hell up unless something actually serious happens.
I'm getting asked more and more about this. Folks are using their laptops etc. more in the living room and dont want the printer in the living room. The router due to the oddity of sticking the phone socket in the hallway means the printer doesnt go there either.
I've been looking for a MFP laser with wireless as a lot of folks have wised up to them and they are really hard to find or very expensive.
Are you a bit out of touch?
NASA and the shuttle have helped provide worldwide TV and telecoms, Hubble, medical research etc. etc.
I'm sure the US taxpayers would notice if they suddenly dissapeared.
The shuttle program made your life better. Just because you didnt get a ride in one, dont think it didnt.
It's just political manouvering and maybe the undercurrent of anti-science that pervades the US at the moment.
People always mention how expensive Apollo was but it wasnt. I bet at the end the Apollo project ended up making money and the US still reaps many financial benefits today from it.
All that govt money created thousands of jobs, hundreds of businesses, marketable patents and products, science programs, scholarships, blah blah blah. Fantastic stuff, never has such value for public money been given.
Inverstment in space and science makes money.
Nowadays here in the UK we dont bat an eyelid at pissing half a billion on empty 999 centres or 11Bn quid on another NHS nothing project.
Priorities skewed perhaps?
I thought about this time last year I read a similar report that said the opposite, of about 45% of iPhone users wanting to switch to Android.
Grass is always greener.......
Me? I'm a WebOS and sticking with it for as long as I can.
...and their amount of importance/impact on the PC market...mainly Linux users.
Up in arms over possibly being shut out of modern hardware. How they will storm the barricades of computer tyranny (if there werent busy waiting for a torrent to finish or had to buy more crisps) etc. etc.
The other 99.8% of the computer using world doesnt either notice or care and carries on using Facebook etc.
The world keeps on turning.
...I might just want to buy a fairly standard BD player that may last more than 6 months.
....it plays Blu-rays fine then?
Just wanted to check.
Havent seen one in a long time. If I ever did usually it was linked to a crappy bit of hardware or faulty ram.
I often wondered if there ever was anyone in existance that could actually glean or understand anything from a BSOD or a MS Crash report log.
Dont have a Blu-ray player so bit silly if I bought them.
To be honest, This whole saga has been messed around so much I've just lost interest in it.
I'm 40 now and I really cant be bothered. I implore others of my age group to just let it go and do something more important with their lives.
It's just not worth it guys. Move on.
...for the main living room use in our household.
The main use is "Ohhh where have we seen him or her before? Quick, load up IMDB..."
I'm sure many such instances are similar if honest.
I still overclock my CPUs. I dont remember quite why or really see any major benefit anymore but it must be habit I guess.
Its not like the old days when a changed jumper pin could mean the difference between Quake working like a dog and well...working.
..if your staff are mainly under the age of 30. But after a while you find one tires of working in an environment that resembles a sixth form college all the time. Your needs change and one has to get serious about ones career. Maybe even wear a suit and tie.
When you get above that age, most of that "cool&fun" style of management looks false and somewhat tedious. Not many 30+ folks enjoy that model they have grown up and other priorities.
You cant treat everyone like they are your party mate. It doesnt work in all work environments, might do for yours, not in mine.
You'll find out once you get there. We all learn.
...to find staff willing to do pretty much anything these days.
Money and debts are a far bigger motivator to work than access to Facebook.
And the reward is bonuses for good work. Not giving them freebie access to the web.
Fussball tables, dress down Friday and web access are just cheap distractions for staff. The smart ones look for the juicy bonuses and other real perks and incentives.
You need to play the long game my boy.
should at least have a 1080p screen on a 17" but it could have been worse.
Again its another one of those 17" laptops that falls into the jack of all trades bracket.
For me a 17" laptop should be one of two designs.
1. A desktop/workstation replacement, fairly robust and optimised for work/web/design. Dual HDD/workstation GPU/8GB+
2. A media centre with all the gloss and fancy media trappings (Bluray, HDMI,1080p etc. etc. )
This is another 17" that doesnt really appeal to either.
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