* Posts by Moosh

232 posts • joined 2 May 2013

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Amazon, Hollywood, Samsung: PLEASE get excited about 4K telly

Moosh

Re: Coming soon...

I recently purchased a new 32 inch HD TV. It cost me roughly £290 and its lovely quality. The store had other 32 inch TVs that looked nicer and were slimmer, but they cost roughly £100 more because they were SMART TV's.

Oh boy, a TV that can connect to the internet?

Isn't that just my computer?

I was, however, disappointed to find that the TV I had purchased had no VGA or DVI input.

Cambs prof scoops $3m Fundamental Physics prize

Moosh
Facepalm

Are you pulling my fucking leg mate?

Cheap and pointless?

More like inherently essential to the critical nature of mankind. That's exactly the same as saying "well can YOU make a better song/film/painting/sculpture/play?". Its ridiculous and as you are no doubt well aware our inability to replicate someone elses achievements does not suddenly limit our capacity to percieve quality and usefulness.

Go on, buy Bitcoin. But DON'T say we didn't WARN YOU

Moosh
Paris Hilton

Re: Rampant speculation

That's the thing. Bitcoinseems almost seems to be designed for the bubble to burst. The goal of most anyone who is investing is to ramp up the price and then sell everything to get more real cash.

I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst

Moosh
Go

Not so "out there"

Microsoft have outright stated before that they'd rather people Pirated their software than not use it at all.

This is just that concept taken to a logical extreme.

Boffins boggled by ORB-shaped electrons

Moosh
Facepalm

Re: The good old boring standard model

Wouldn't this lead us to an infinite cycle of simulations though?

Leading upwards through universes infinite in complexity?

Wouldn't the only ones who could be sure of their place in the chain be the ones that couldn't create true AI in a simulation?

... We're at the bottom, aren't we?

SUPERSIZE ME: Nokia unveils Surface rival and 2 plumped-up phablets

Moosh

Why does Microsoft insist on competing with themselves?

Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab

Moosh

Windows RT

WHY

WHY THE HELL ARE THEY STILL PUSHING RT

WHY

Expensive blingo-rama iPhone 5S OUTSELLS cheapo-plastic 5C

Moosh
Holmes

Status Symbol?

I've never understood the view of iPhones or Apple products as status symbols.

Now, I'm not a hater of Apple's products; hate their business practices as much as you want, their products are pretty solid, especially in terms of software tinkering (most other companies tend to just brute force power by upgrading hardware).

However, here's the thing:

1) Apple products look like toys. Yes, minimalism and all that jazz, but they look like childrens toys to me.

2) Build quality: pretty standard, comparable to 99% of other products I have ever personally handled. In fact, after using all of my friends Macbook Airs, their build quality feels horrible. Everyone I know has broken or scratched their iPhone screen at least once

3) Hardware: Standard, and even occasionally sub-par

4) Price: Not necessarily the most expensive in terms of absolute price (there are far more expensive products out there), but definitely overpriced in terms of software capability and hardware. Call me crazy, but I don't want to pay a lot of money for a Unix system less functional than debian, fedora, mint, et al.

5) Premium feel: Its metal, but so are many other phones and devices. In fact, my sister "upgraded" from iPhones to the Samsung Notes when the first one came out and hasn't looked back since, and people seem much more impressed with my Note 3 than they do with another iPhone iteration. I can safely say that my Note 3 feels more premium than any iPhone I have held in my hand, and that's even though its plastic and has a rubber-like back. They iPhone, however, is assisted by the standardization of its design; its form remains the same through generations, and it is much more tightly controlledthan other phones, leading to a stronger brand image and recognizability.

The only thing I can think of is that it is an American company that used to have an obsessive and passionate hipster CEO, and some celebrities use it. Which, I suppose, is the main factor.

Windows Phone 8 INFLATED by Microsoft ... to satisfy lonely phablets

Moosh

Re: Driver mode

My girlfriend's father has an iPhone 4 and has this feature. It's not new at all.

That 'DIAMOND SUPER EARTH' may actually be WORTHLESS ball of gas

Moosh

Not to mention that the diamond planet, if reachable, would send diamond prices crashing through the fucking floor if multiple companies got their grubby little mitts on it.

You put up with CRAPPY iOS 7. You can put up with Obamacare too, says prez

Moosh
Boffin

Re: NHS part 2

And then, if you don't want to use the NHS because you think its terrible, then you always have the American option of paying your life savings to have it done privately.

The NHS does not preclude private healthcare or insurance.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB

Moosh
Unhappy

Conflicted

I was hyping myself up for the Z Ultra for months, but it just felt a bit too bulky, and the shit camera and no Flash is such a major turn off.

I have been hyping myself up for the Galaxy Note 3 instead, and in fact will probably get one on saturday.

But... Man. I really, really want to have a reason to get this phone. But the camera is poor, there's no flash, THAT BEZEL, it's too thin for such a large device, and the Note 3 has more RAM.

I'm also a bit annoyed that phone shops don't have any Note 3's or Z Ultras anywhere where you can have a play about with them. Here, the one with the advantage is the Note 3, because you can just fuck about with the Note 2 and extrapolate from there.

Curiosity keeps on trucking despite government shutdown

Moosh
Paris Hilton

Surely this is a joke

So... Why does so much of the US shut down just because two competing parties can't agree?

I am legitimately having trouble understanding this.

If this happened in Britain then, well, we would all be back to worshipping at stonehenge by now.

Former Microsoftie in AUTOMATIC BEER MAKER funding plea

Moosh
Pint

Re: Only brews beer up to 3.7% ABV

Why is the "proof" measurement even used?

Some idiots I know think that you can't get alcohol as strong as 80+% because "it would kill you and/or make you go blind" and that antyhing with that high a content is instead only 80 proof. They also think that whisky, scotch et al is instead only 40 proof.

iOS 7 SPANKS Samsung's Android in user-experience rating

Moosh
Gimp

Personally, I've always felt that apple users are just more accepting of faults, flaws, problems, being raped by fat corporations, etc. Etc.

Everyone I know who uses android criticizes it in some way. I don't think i've ever heard an apple owner complain about ios. I don't think this is because ios JUST WERKS or because android is shit. I think its because android users don't like settling for sub par apps, usability, hardware, etc.

Not to mention the fact that the average apple user doesnt even know what the fuck torrenting is, never mind understanding the possibilities of using a unix system. iPhone owners tend to use their machines for facebook, instagram and twitter. Android users do, too, but there are more people who want to do other things as well.

Douglas Adams was RIGHT! TINY ALIENS are invading Earth, say boffins

Moosh
Thumb Up

Re: Now...

And still, they come.

Hardbitten NYC cops: Sir, I'm gonna need you to, er, upgrade to iOS 7

Moosh
Paris Hilton

Absolutely Ridiculous

This is utterly pointless. The fingerprint scanner has already been defeated, and since when did being able to lock your phone stop you from getting fucking mugged?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it ... Win Phone 8? No, it's APPLE'S iOS 7

Moosh
Paris Hilton

Re: You think support is bad in the UK??

I also think its safe to assume that the vast majority of people living in Thailand are in fact natives and have lived there all their lives and don't want to move out of the country merely to get the latest features for their overpriced phones.

Modular smartphones floated by Dutch designer chap

Moosh
Thumb Up

Wouldn't you also be able to buy a bigger base block and just build yourself a tablet, as well?

New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'

Moosh

Re: Affordability my arse

Iphone 5c for $99 on a fucking 2 year contract? Jesus christ, that's more than i'll be paying for the bloody Xperia ZU when I get it.

400 million Chinese people can't speak Chinese: Official

Moosh

Re: No wonder

I don't know how Polish compares to Russian, but I have been informed that it is pretty damn hard to learn. You have like 8 different ways you can say the word "Cat" depending on the context and who you're speaking to.

They do have some great sayings though. I have no idea how to spell it, but it's pronounced as "doo-pe nye oo-reeva", and it's essentially the same as an english person saying "eh, it doesn't blow my ass apart".

Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass staffer

Moosh
Holmes

Re: two words for Anne Wojcicki: Community. Property.

To be fair, she could get 1% of everything he has and still never have to work a day in her life, while still enjoying a ridiculously luxurious lifestyle.

You'd have to be one cold bastard to not give your other half ANYTHING when you could literally pull a scrooge mcduck and dive into a vault of money. Or your other half would have to be one of the most horrible people on the face of this planet.

If they get through this amicably then she's still set for life.

Samsung Mega 6.3: Enter the PHONDLESLAB

Moosh

Oi Oi

Personally, I want a large phone because I use the internet on it almost constantly, and for me it's much more a portable media device that can also send texts and calls, as opposed to the other way around.

Having said that, I seem to be this 1% that Microsoft seem to be targetting with their full function tablets. I have no idea why the idea isn't taking off, because why would I just want to carry around a large gimped phone that can't do anything I want it to do?

Also, the Nexus 7 fits snugly into a suit trouser pocket. It's just a stupid place to put it because it will snap in two at the slightest provocation. I got it for chritmas and was excited before I sat down with it and realized I couldn't actually do anything on it bar browse the internet, and even then only when there was a wireless available. So I promptly went back to using my phone and computer and only crack out the Nexus 7 when I am going to take a truly cracking shit.

Xbox One users will have to pay extra for Skype and gamer-gratifying DVR

Moosh

Analysts had been saying for months that Sony should and probably would charge for online

What is it about Videogames that makes my fellow gamers turn into rabid baboons intent on murdering each other and shoving their big red asses in everyone's face?

Analysts had been saying for months that Sony were missing out on significant revenue by retaining a free online model, especially when taking into account server costs and other online services its users could get for free. In fact, a lot of gaming journalists (actual journalists, not those hacks at kotaku, ign, etc.) were supportive of the idea, because it would allow a gaming company to remain in the game and possibly produce better products.

I have no ill will for microsoft other than that they seem to be trying to take their customers for a ride; Sony is a bit more open about their policies and practices, and seem to have less restrictions in place.

When will my gaming brethren finally grow the fuck up and start acting like a mature customer base that rejects paid game reviews, rightfully criticizes DLC without simply buying it outright because of the effort involved in actually making a stand, and not settling for regurgitated adaptions of the same god damn thing (NFL, Madden, CoD, Battlefield, the list goes on).

Gaming should be treated in much the same fashino as is cinema, but for some reason, despite having been around for many years, people (including those who love the medium) don't seem to be taking it seriously.

Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

Moosh

I feel misrepresented

When I told a friend that I visited 4chan in university, her response was "what, the site with all the rape and child porn and gore? that's fucking sick".

To her, it didn't matter that /b/, the cancerous tumour that grows larger, yet must be kept in order to draw the unwashed masses from the rest of the boards (much like /soc/), is but one of dozens of boards hosted on the site. It didn't matter, for example, that I visited the site to discuss traditional games, comic books, cartoons, fitness, sports and technology. To her, I was as good as a pedophile.

She was a psychology student, though this might be irrelevant.

As all of 4chan gets tainted with the tard brush because of /b/, all people think of is that its a horrible cesspool of a site. It doesn't really gel with people that I visit /tg/ because it is has no yes men and is full of some of the wittiest and friendliest people I've ever conversed with, and that I just want to talk about AD&D.

Chubby-chasing sex trolls ran me offline, says fashion blogger

Moosh

Trolls?

These are not Trolls. These are fat fetishists. They are not trolling. They mean what they say.

They are guilty of being horny bastards, and might have been confused about the purpose of her posting those photos (for example, a lot of selfies on tumblr are from attention seeking people that like to be told what people would do to them sexually).

Only 1 in 5 Americans believe in pure evolution – and that's an upswing

Moosh
Meh

Please note that all of these options were loaded, and even the optimistic among you should tone it down.

Notice that the "purely scientific" view still includes god. "Not directly guided" does not mean "not guided". I'd wager if they put an option that said "God had absolutely nothing to do with the creation of or the evolution of the human race or any other creature", there would be far, far less people toting that as their view.

This is why I dislike Cameron, because he seems to be trying to breed this level of relgiousness back into Britain.

Google study finds users ignore Chrome security warnings

Moosh

We ignore warnings because 99% of the time they pop up out of the blue on sites we visit every single day or when we visit torrent sites.

Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

Moosh
Trollface

Going to celebrate by shooting up my primary school. LOL j/k

Yahoo! ready! to! fling! $600m! at! Hulu!

Moosh
Stop

How on earth does Yahoo have this much money to throw at something in the first place?

They're a relic from the 90's. They should be dead.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Hipster era is OVER – sorry, beanie boiz...

Moosh

I'm surprised even 16% viewed them positively, seing as its been used as an insult for years.

It would be like asking people if they have positive veiws of dickheads, or pricks, or assholes.

Want to know what CIA spooks really think of spy movies and books?

Moosh
Childcatcher

Don't forget...

... That they're (obviously) not publishing the classified stuff. For all we know, there's huge articles praising the accuracy of certain works of fiction.

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