Downvote? For a Hitch Hikers quote? Some people are born critics...
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Re: The perfect combination
Add in the (personal) annoyances of:
having to queue
crappy music (especially at Christmas time)
Cost of driving to and parking at town. Public transport not much cheaper or convenient these days
Although you mentioned the prices, the eye watering prices of some products is ridiculous
Thoroughly enjoyed the episode. The ending when you see them all was quite moving...
Unrelated, does anyone else find it irritating at the lack of complete boxed sets? Granted it's probably down to the wiped episodes (BBC are probably waiting for more of the discovery in Nigeria last month - 9 missing episodes recovered!), but would it kill to release a boxed set like the complete Pertwee Era?
Robots of Death
One of my favourites and well deserved as one of the top ten. Very horror movie esque in it's story and presentation.
I stumbled across this picture a while back and it made me realise how sinister they are. Take away the silvered 70's style clothes and dress the robots in ordinary clothes or a tuxedo and they would be a very disquieting set of characters. Could you image the script taken as is and updated with modern production values. That would be chilling to watch.
Ugh, the new translucency effect. Not a bad feature per se. But it will now be used by a certain type of graphic designer who think that because Apple are using it, then it is the ultimate in design and must use it in every single design. You know the type - has a myriad Apple devices, Hipster styled and very defensive if any of their designs are challenged
Re: What an advert for tolerance
"but have to add that there are some twats in these forums, who have to spew hate and abuse, simply because 2 guys are doing what they want to do. Freedom etc. They are not affecting your life, so why the abuse?"
Freedom works both ways. While this pair of pillocks are free to sit around outside the store with nothing better to do with their lives (what a waste of a holiday), El Reg commentards are free to mock the idiotic and foolish.
And what riper fruit for mocking and ridicule than an iFan queuing for a device that they'd be able to get on day one without the pointless queuing anyway. And personally there's nothing more satisfying the pricking the pompous bubble that is marketing hype that this kind of stunt usually creates.
Re: The bottom line *so* far.
I assume you referring to articles such as these: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/02/rim_keys_india/
In which case, I'd say no keys were handed out nor were backdoors made (though, in the current climate, I concede that doesn't mean one doesn't exists in some fashion). Unless there's a story I missed?
Just read his expert report on his blog (nice blog, and subscribed - some fascinating case studies and reports on there). All I can say is - nicely done. In effect "Let us do a proper peer review on the system to see if it is secure and reliable as you say". Serco shit bricks when they realised that this would cost them massively and decide to drop the case. Shocker. Expect to see future cases rely on this one to properly probe into the whole tagging system.
Agreed. It's stretching it to call it Myst a game - interactive movie would be a better analogy. Endless renders of a cold desolate world. Randomly clicking levers and bits of the screen that had no logical significance. Doing puzzles for the puzzles sake. No thanks.
I preferred adventure games where you talked to a skull call Murray and how he'd roll through the gates of hell with your head on a pike!
Re: Call me old fashioned, but...
I third the call to bring "Death to Internet of Things!"
Also, it'd be more insidious if timers are put in the script so the lights randomly flash throughout the night starting at around 1am. User won't know there's a problem until he's woken up... Bonus points for making it flash out in Morse Code "Wake up sucker!"
I loved the buildup and ISV-Kran levels. Legging it down that huge trench it made when it crashed (and dodging titans) and then wandering round the various decks of ISV-Kran. Finally, teleporting off the ship and looking behind you to see it looming over you.
And then there's the whole Tarydium plant and lift before hand with the rather enjoyable shootout with the mercs you encounter round the atmospheric processors and industritech areas.
Damnit, I feel the needs for some Unreal fun. And then maybe UT. Where's me redeemer...
My only hope is the sacked dev team get it together and create a new startup specialising in a browser for power users while the current Opera dies off due to appallingly poor choices made by da management.