* Posts by Kevoc

4 posts • joined 31 Aug 2011

Dark side of the DUNE: Probot snaps shadowy comet surface selfie


Dark Side

"the Rosetta mothership orbiting the rock has recorded the "sound" of the comet's matter as becomes ionized."

Not quite "Echoes", but good enough. Thanks ESA for the show so far. Shine on...


Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes


Re: Meh

Speaking as one of the 'mungnuts' who purchased a 520 last year I have to disagree somewhat on your observations on the Windows Phone. I haven't felt the need to install every last app under the sun, so I'm quite happy with the quantity of apps on offer. Customisation? Never been up there on my list of priorities. I've never been under the impression that my phones camera is ever going to take any award winning pictures, but I can't fault it for what it does. The OS is rock solid - I've never had any issues with bugs - both with versions 8 and 8.1 of the OS.

Ah yes. Us mungnuts.


Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?



Dammit, I'm jealous. I work out in the suburbs and haven't ready access to a Maplins or any similar retailer. Generally 'lunchtime' is spent carrying out virtual nerd window shopping – nowhere near as instantly gratifying as hitting the old bricks and mortar shops.


Sid Meier's Civilization

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Ah yes. I remember the days. And nights. And days...

How much of my life did I sink into this game? Probably more than I did playing Doom, Doom2 and Descent combined.

Undemanding hardware requirements and a small footprint meant that I could play this (almost) anywhere. I'd start a game on a Saturday afternoon and still be playing the same game on Sunday morning. Just one more turn...

I still dig it out from time to time and it still sucks me in.

I was never a big fan of Civ 2 (hey, lets do multi media!). I loved Civ 3 and 4 though and had many sleepless nights playing Alpha Centauri. Haven't bought Civ 5 (don't like the rule changes).

A true classic.



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