* Posts by Rameses Niblick the Third (KKWWMT)

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Rogue Squadron: Unit of X-wings Kickstarts in response to Death Star

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Re: Supraluminal?

Yeah, we do. Luke used it in empire to get from Hoth to Degoba, then to Bespin. In Jedi, you see the entire fleet including A-Wings, B-Wings, X-Wings and Y-wings jump from Sullust to Endor to engage the second Death Star.

There is probably more, but that's just off the top of my head.

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Re: Supraluminal?

Yes, X-Wings do have hyperdrive, although they do require an astromech droid (R2 version or higher) to perform the navigation calculations.

‘That’s not art’ says Apple as it pulls nudes from AppStore

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Re: It Depends On How Big You Are...

Not to mention the availability of Tumblr apps.

After Sandy Hook, Senator calls for violent video game probe

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Oh please

" In his statement, Rockefeller said, "Recent court decisions demonstrate that some people still do not get it. They believe that violent video games are no more dangerous to young minds than classic literature or Saturday morning cartoons. Parents, pediatricians,and psychologists know better.""

If parent know so much better, then why are they buying violent video games for their kiddies? Because the last time I checked, such games carried certificates which requires the purchaser to be over a certain age.

"Mum, can I have Grand Theft Auto 5? The mean guy in the shop won't sell it to me"

"why not?"

"he says I have to be 18"

"oh, there must be some mistake, its only a video game, and they only make those for kids, don't they?"

And so on.

Girlfriend 'tried to MURDER ME with her AMPLE BREASTS'

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I had similar thoughts

Assange calls for help from … Quakers?

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Re: "citizens must whisper in the dark"

"citizens must whisper not cum inside women who don't want to be cummed in, in the dark, or anywhere really"

Or something.

Assange's fate to be revealed at high noon

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They've given him asylum

As title

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Funny. As. Hell!

Judge begs Apple, Samsung to get a room, or trial will end in tears

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Re: It will go to appeal.

Hideously dull it may be, but the huge wedge of cash they are being given on an hourly basis would be enough to make it interesting for me.

Burglar steals $60,000 of computers from Steve Jobs' home

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Re: Nope

Is that because you are... uneducated?


Apple granted patent for in-cell touchscreen display tech

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Thinner does not equal better

Although in almost all cases it does equal more expensive and more fragile.

The 'experts' who never see BBM will never understand RIM

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To be honest, we can sit here and argue the toss about which OS is better and why would we need the BlackBerry OS, and the limited nature of it, and apps for other platforms which do almost as well. It doesn't make any difference at the end of the day.

In my office, 9 people have bought mobiles for their kids* (aged between 9 and 15) and have given them free choice (within certain price constraints). All have gone for some variant of BlackBerry so they can have BBM.

Does this make sense? No. Do I even pretend to understand it? No. But then I don't think twitter makes sense either, and look how that's gone.

RIM potentially have a very bright future. If they can keep hold of this user base and keep the company running long enough, in the next 10 years they are suddenly going to have a large adult user base to move forward with.

*I know, I know. This is not a representative result set. This is (probably) not indicative of the wider population. This could not be classed as even remotely scientific. I refer you to my title.

Snap suggests Apple out to 'screw' hardware hackers

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Actually that's a very good point, at least an apple logo shaped head would be really hard to undo with a flathead screwdriver, unlike this one...

EA sues Zynga over ripping off Sims Social

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@geejayoh History...Learn it

The Sims was created by Maxis, also responsible for SimCity, SimAnt, SimEarth, SimTown, SimGolf and so on and so on.

Theme Park was created by BullFrog Productions, who also created Theme Hospital, Theme Aquarium, Theme Park World and Theme Park Inc.

Both of these studios have been taken over by Electronic Arts, and the portfolios which go with them.

Rollercoaster Tycoon was made by Microprose after BullFrog made Theme Park, but was different enough that they let them co-exist.

Plus there is a difference from making two different games about the same thing, and slavishly stealing someone else's product and changing it very slightly.

Hundreds of websites go titsup in Prime Hosting disk meltdown

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Definitely, definitely this. One upvote is just not enough

ROBOTS battle bunker-buster bank blast blaggers

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Paper money does burn, however the explosion tends to be over rather quickly if done right, and paper money in ATM's is stored inside magazines or dispensers which means only the top note is actually in the open. So with a little luck, they may well only be destroying the top note or two. Sheets of paper stacked tightly together don't actually burn very well at all.

HTC leaves South Korea to Samsung, LG et al

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Re: Disagree

Agreed, I've looked at the iPhone 4S, the S3 and other feature phones from manufacturers, and the One X is the one which appeals most. It may be familiarity as I already have a Desire HD, but come upgrade time, I know what I will be getting. The phone feels nicer, and white on it's screen is actually white, rather than blue as it appears to be on the Samsung.

Such a shame that they don't have the cash for a big marketing run.

Japanese fanboi builds FrankenPhone from 'bits of iPhone 5'

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Re: Any phone manufacturers with the headphone slot at the bottom?

HTC Desire HD does too

O2 dropped the ball in Olympic cycle race Twitter fiasco

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Re: Unfair criticism @AC

In my experience, it wasn't the data signal which was the annoying part about living near Fratton Park...

Droid X360 hybridises PS Vita and Android

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That's actually a good point.

Are you listening Apple? THAT is a design rip off. They have gone to great lengths to make it look exactly like something Sony makes, a complicated shape with lots of buttons all over.

Someone making a black rectangle with a screen and holes for power / headphones which are in different places does not count!

Lenovo CEO Yang doles out US$3m bonus to staff

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Re: @Jake (was: I went solo ... )

No, it's my rather nice yearly salary and perks of my job which make me do that. A bonus on top of all that is, well, a bonus. Not, as you believe, a reason to leave.

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Re: @Jake (was: I went solo ... )

I'm not a dog. I don't work for kibble, water, biscuits & rawhide.

And neither am / do I. However, if my boss were to say "We're giving everyone $300 over and above what you yourselves agreed to work for us for because I'm feeling nice / we had a good year / whatever" I don't think my first reaction would be "You evil fucker".

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Re: I went solo ...

I'm sure that there isn't a business in the world that needs people like you Jake.

CEO: "Here guys, to show you how much I appreciate what you do, I'm giving you all some of my own money!"

Jake: "Fuck you, you bastard, I'm leaving"

Everyone Else: *Cheering*

Apple finally grabs apple.co.uk – after just 16 years

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Re: If you can guess what Apple will call their next product...

Well I'm hardly going to suggest a great money-making idea for someone else to do, am I?

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Re: If you can guess what Apple will call their next product...

iGlasses might be worth a punt...

Cockfighting Reg hack cursed with cancer

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Best. Response. Ever!

Instagram bug 'exposed' hipsters' private photos to strangers

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Re: Moral of the story... @ JDX

I don't recall my bank, utility companies, local council taking my family holiday snaps and sharing them around anybody who cared to wander in and look.

Although to be fair, neither did instagram, but only because I don't use it.

Racketeering suit filed over smut-piracy charges

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So, Andrew Crossley and ACS:Law have finally found somewhere new to set up business then?

'Inexperienced' RBS tech operative's blunder led to banking meltdown

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Re: iSeries? @Spartacus

I was working on the basis that the owner knows nothing about cars, hence the sledgehammer, but your analogy works for me too.

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Re: iSeries? @Spartacus

Any system is only as reliable as the people who use and maintain it. This is the technological equivalent of giving your car engine a good going over with a sledgehammer, and then complaining it wont start so it must be unreliable.

Mensch pal Bozier defends Menshn security, dubs critics 'snippy geeks'

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Re: "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to menshn.com"

Woo! It's back up! And totally not worth the fucking effort.

Seriously, I've designed better websites by sneezing, that really us the most user unfriendly bollocks I've seen in a long time.

Chick-lit naughty girl MP Mensch starts own web-jabber service

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I got the impression that when you sign up, 100 people get automatically signed up to follow you. Which means at any point, you could find your account signed up to follow ANY random fuckwit.

Either way, it sounds shit.

Australia sanguine on Assange-to-Ecuador, would fight US extradition

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Re: Has this really been thought through?

So, anyone up for running in to the building (if it's part of a block of flats) and hitting the fire alarm?

Supreme Court dismisses Assange bid to reopen extradition case

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Re: Or in this case

Or Fish Finger.

Oh, no, wait, that's something else.


As you were.

Got no idea what Hadoop is, but think you need it? You're not alone

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Re: So..?

I'm not finding that massively helpful to be honest. Why do I feel like the Cat in the Red Dwarf episode "Stasis Leak"?

CAT: (to RIMMER) What IS it?

RIMMER: It's a rent in the space-time continuum.

CAT: (to LISTER) What IS it?

LISTER: The stasis room freezes time, you know, makes time stand still.

So whenever you have a leak, it must preserve whatever it's leaked

into, and it's leaked into this room.

CAT: (to RIMMER) What IS it?

RIMMER: It's singularity, a point in the universe where the normal laws

of space and time don't apply.

CAT: (to LISTER) What IS it?

LISTER: It's a hole back into the past.

CAT: Oh, a magic door! Well, why didn't you say?

Can someone give a relatively straight forward explanation of this for those of us who seem to be hard of thinking on this issue?

And yes, I do mean me.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance mid-range Android

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Re: One S


Except they are comparing it with the One V...

Molyneux chisels away at social experiment

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Black Helicopters

Wait a minute...

I think I've just figured it out.

The Box Will Never Open

Seriously, go with me on this. This has sod all to do with how quickly a single point of information can spread around the world, this is an experiment to see how much money gullible idiots will spunk on NOTHING. What's the bet that the upgraded "tools" people pay for wear out after an hour, a day, a week or whatever? And they have to buy them again, and again, and again.

Maybe there is a side experiment running whereby they are tracking to see how long it takes from someone linking their FaceBook / Twitter account to the game and them posting the phrase "Fuck this shit!".

In other news, a well known gaming industry personality has come up with a licence to print money.

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Just to mix things up...

If I happen to be the one to crack it, I'm not telling ANYONE! Muahahaha!

Firm applies for .sucks domain

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Re: And after they've got(ten) used to .sucks ...

Now that's a good idea

*runs off an registers:





Jeremy Hunt 'sympathetic' to Murdoch's BSkyB bid

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This is a very negative article. According to the BBC this morning, Hunt submitted something like 160 pages of memo's, emails and text messages which apparently show that his handling of the matter was entirely above-board and had in many ways frustrated the process.

So, did this actually not happen, or is it covered by the line "Hunt has dismissed such claims."?

I'm no fan of any politician to be honest. In my opinion, anyone who has done nothing in their career but be a politician is not in fact fit to be a politician. However, some balance in the reporting would be nice.

450-year-old football was hard to kick

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Re: Wait a minute ...

That was kind of the point, in response to frank ly's remark to "get with the times", using massively antiquated units to make a joke about it.

But it was clearly a shit joke, so lets just move on.

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Re: Wait a minute ...

Pfft, my car gets 800,000 rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I like it.

Fake Angry Birds app makers fined £50k for shock cash suck

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Re: @Tom 38

I have seen several games which I really wanted to play on Android, but have wanted the ability to send texts or make phone calls. I came up with a really innovative solution to this, and I have to say (not bragging or anything) that it so far has a 100% success rate:


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Re: One more time -

Exactly this. On Android, it's made as clear as possible by headlining the section in the requested permissions list as "Things Which Cost You Money".

Seriously, I cannot see how this could be clearer.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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I remember being somewhat disappointed

I really wanted to like this game, and to be fair, the first third or so, I really did enjoy, but the catacomb level was such a change of pace that I remember being really bored with it and losing interest.

I guess I was always more of a Medal of Honour guy.

Ten... Mi-Fi HSPA 3G wireless mini-routers

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@Gordon 10

I agree about 3, I actually used my Desire HD as my primary internet connection for about 4 months last year and they never so much as batted an eyelid.

Then again, maybe my contract allows this and the OP's doesn't?

ICO on new Cookie Law: 'Don't expect torrent of enforcement action'

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Late to the discussion, but...

What is the exact wording of the Google and Facebook exemption?

I ask this because our main concern is use of Google Analytics. If there is an exemption for cookies from Google, then Analytics is in the clear, given that our website does not host the code for analytics, Google hosts it from their servers and so it is a Google signed cookie, hence qualifies for the google exemption?

Crooks sell skint fanbois potatoes instead of iPhones

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Re: As the old adage goes.....

To quote Terry Pratchett:

"If you did fool an honest man, he tended to complain to the Watch..... Fooling dishonest men was a lot safer and, somehow, more sporting. And, of course, there were so many more of them. You hardly had to aim."

Words to live by, I feel.

NASA found filming August's Mars landing in California desert

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Re: Overly complicated

I thought this too, looks really, really complicated.

But then I don't do rocket science for a day job.