I totally agree
And unless its impractically expensive will be getting one
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has been an irritation and cant agree with the reviewer. A group of us play the multiplayer weekly, which is still great; nice to have new handling physics and courses. Having to spend two hours + racing against the tragic AI when we were all trying ot get online so we can actually play against people did not add to the experience
I personally havent found any of the recent GT's without a wheel and pedals worth playing...
May not fit your lunch but this has far and away been my favourite laptop bag, freakishly light, handles tablet, laptop and kindle as well as paperwork and chargers separately.
Level of protection is only just sufficient but of the ones I looked at it was by far the lightest (I think without the shoulder strap its a bit over 200grams) which for a 'briefcase' bag is important.
My job requires bunny ears so cant have a rucksack....
They are expensive and cap download but its by far the least heinous ISP I have ever had to speak to and they let me use the Router of my choice (that really shouldn't be a plus but Sky and a couple of other ISP's won't even consider it even if you are happy for them to not 'support' your router).
Personally for me has been a very good balance between weight and protectiveness (400grams and fits an MBP like a glove).
I cant realistically use a rucksack as I work in the city, so good to have something which is not adding much weight to my left arm on the commute.
This was my favourite arcade game of my youth, mainly because it was fantastic value for money once you got any good at it (over an hour for 10p!)
If you got all diamonds on each of the first 7 levels it opened up another 3 (sets) of levels.
Also if you collected all the diamonds in colour order (not easy) on a set of levels you got a secret door in the big baddy room which had a permanent power up in it (fast run, double rainbow, quick rainbow etc)
Favourite level...difficult to say, definitely not the arkanoid level though, that was a pain in the neck.
I thought people didnt like macs because they are overly expensive for indifferent hardware and insufficiently customisable for certain uses?
Its got to the point where I will use one for work (previously the home of Windows) as cost is largely negated as I wont personally be paying and being able to customise what is essentially just a thin client with storage is irrelevant....thanks to only having to use browser interface apps and RDP.
And I get the shiny!
To be honest I do exactly that, use IE for work apps and Chromium or Firefox for personal use.
I dont curse the use of IE though, if only because I've been involved in testing and only having to do regression and UAT testing (internal company apps) against one browser on one particular version is infinitely preferable to trying to do it against an ever changing background.
WSUS and IE make it a doddle to ensure you are consistent across your environment.
'Maybe' IE is not the best browser but its not about 'bad decisions' its about your TCO and aggravation levels...
But I stongly doubt lady gaga has even a passing knowledge of this incident.
No more than any CEO of a multi-million pound organisation is aware of the companies domain name snafu's going on and quite possibly less
'Spend my time trying to outdo the meat dress or talk to a lawyer about domain name ownership...what to do....'
The functionality and quality of online experience is generally considered to be better on xbl than psn (technically not socially, having to listen to american children complain about 'them arabs' etc is just as heinous on either platform). Better chat functions, better development libraries have generally resulted in a more reliable online experience (black ops release for example) and there is of course the not having your security provided by Mr bean aspect as well.
However I personally use PS3 as that's where my friends are but I'd happily pay as going online to repeatedly shoot your friends is easily worth 40quid a year....
Meh, PSP is still on of the biggest sales platform for games in Japan.
Almost certainly the Vita will die in europe and probably america for the reasons stated.
But as long as the Vita gets Monster Hunter and a few other key titles, it still wont flop, at least in the far east market.
And if it makes money not a failure right>
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Its probably a Samsung Panel (it was actually a shared venture between sony and samsung but used samsung R&D so is generally considered 'samsung's) and therefore price fixed....
Sony however do some of the best post processing....err stuff, which is why it appears a 'quality product'. Although they now have so many different series it can be difficult to tell.
Bravia series incl but may have expanded from: G (U B P T S) D V W X
Flame as its a contentious subject for some
Home product of the year: PS3, overtook my 360 this year as the most used console and still the best upscaling device I have ever owned
Work product of the year: Blackberry, still the best mobile device for business in my opinion so much easier to manage than the selction of toys on the market: iPhone/Android (possibly Win7 as well havent used one yet)
App of the year: Swype, has vastly improved entering text on a mobile device for me (I love my toy android for personal use)
Rust bucket of the year: Playstation move, really sony the best you can do is a direct copy of the wiimote + glowing ball?
So, more of a pig to code (which Sony admit) on but its getting easier.
Also, for online there was better, wider, coherent libraries for online development for XBL rather than PSN making it substantially easier to code for this requirement (I dont know if this is still the case).
I believe I remember reading that raw polygon creation Xbox 360 wins but given all the clever stuff in the CELL processor (PS3) means it should always be able to do more onscreen than the 360 can manage, which at the end of the day is what counts.
Apologies for slightly less than definite response but given the level of fanboi feeling on the matter its very difficult to find any 'facts'. A lot of the stuff out there is about as reasonable as a Tea Party activist on Obama.
Seems to be spent trying to protect themselves from the other PM's who re busy trying to offload scope or spread the love, sorry blame. So even the relatively benign, 'solution focused' PM's get sucked into the maelstrom of fingerpointing and whining.
So basically if they could stop just being such a bunch of backstabbing c**ts, who actually try to work with the other streams, we may actually achieve something.
had mine over a month now and tbh was also concerned with the build quality, especially the plastic rear.
However so far, unfounded, its got Gorilla glass like everything else and despite 3 drops to the floor (gym floor so not conrete, but not carpet either) and a mauling by my kids not a scrach or mark yet and no wobbly connectors etc........yet
But there support was so unbelievably poor:
When my line kept flapping they assured me it was due to sofware on my PC, took them weeks to agree to come out and fix (wasnt software on my PC causing the link between the local exchange and my router suprisingly).
Also after moving house and they being unable to supply at my new location tried to charge me for the rest of the contract because they were unable to supply, had to take them to small claims in the end....
Anything that makes sky look good is pretty frickin poor
Just to be clear here, I play my PS3 more than my 360, so kind of on your side (and my children play the wii).
However Kinect is a truly different feature where as the move is essentially a hi-def wii mote and nun-chuk. If they can make that stick (very arguable at the moment, granted) I think that will push MS further ahead
Also I think they are fairly even on the old exclusive titles (at least in terms of sales). And frankly Im not a fan of the exclusive game thing anyway, its a gain for nobody except the hardware producer.
Developers....wanted powerful workstations not a problem, gave them (4core/12Gb/RAID1 x2),.
But we take aware their VM development environments (ESX) as they should be able to create the VM's locally and use the same DB Tin they had before
has actually reduced our support overhead as they can now fanny about with their own machines rather than constant additional requests because they keep breaking/forgetting what they have/wanting config changes on the VM's they had been allocated.
Power users for the win in this case
For homogenous goods, Paper, printing cartridges and laptops are not.....
You are always going to have to balance the gains of centralisation (economies of scale, leveraging suppliers for loss leaders etc) against the cost (time/money/human resources) of putting an additional step in the procurement process (which centralisation inherently does).
I think there should be a good calculation for this per product
Essentially your variables are:
Percentage advantage of centralised purchasing
Time sensitivity of procured product (how many days do you normally need it in - lead time from supplier)
Complexity of product/chance of incorrect ordering i.e. number of variables per order
Cost and quailty of additional person required for centralised purchasing role (hours required annually/cost of resource)
Total expected expenditure on product annually
Not all details can be known exactly but must businesses that have been running for some length of tile should have an approximation
You should then be able to make a tipping point suitable for your organisation to either centrally purchase or leave regional/departmental.
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