* Posts by Jugernautilus

25 posts • joined 19 Nov 2013

IT plonker stuffed 'destructive' logic bomb into US Army servers in contract revenge attack


Re: Wow. Just wow. What a moron.

Yet he hasn't.

Don't panic, friends, but the Chinese navy just nicked one of America's underwater drones


All this posturing around is going to upset the Deep Ones at some point.

Complaints against cops down 93% thanks to bodycams – study


Re: Studying police officers improves their behaviour

So the answer is for police management to ... well manage police?

What next for the F-35 after Turkey's threats to turn its back on NATO?


Evidence for that? And I'm not being sarcastic, just wondering if there is a shred of evidence for that other than Erdögan's say so?

$67M in bitcoin stolen as hacking typhoon lashes Hong Kong's Bitfinex


So whats the point of BitCoin then? One virtual currency to replace another, except git rid of all the protections and systems that are in place. Seems it's designed only to facilitate organised crime.


Re: Surprised

Whats to say that they have? Those making an allegation should provide some sort of proof. Not make an allegation and have the target prove otherwise.

Unsourced, unreliable, and in your face forever: Wikidata, the future of online nonsense


Re: I'm puzzled by the example

Well, just off the top of my head, Jerusalem was the capital of the christian Kingdom of Jerusalem back in the day. And presumably it was the capital of somewhere else way, way back before Joshua nicked it from the Canaanites?

Come off it, Moon, Earth. We know you're 60 million years older than we thought


"Yes, but the problem is it's still there, mostly only in the USA though. It's a scam and like home schooling an awful form of child abuse."

I think you'll find that the problem exists in most of the world. Middle East, Africa etc. The idea that the world is really, really old and wasn't made by some form of magic guy is the minority opinion. It's really only in the developed world where there is better understanding (except in the US of course).

Google: The Internet of Things to become the Internet of ADVERTS ON YOUR THERMOSTAT


Stop the world......

I want to get off.

'Bladdered' Utah couple cuffed in church lawn sex outrage


"cost bail of over $2,000 apiece to secure their freedom"

Somehow I don't see that happening anytime soon.

Space race auction: $130k raised for spacesuits, Apollo 11 kit


Hollywood memorabilia

Well a lot of people would argue that seeing as the moonlandings were faked, these are items used by actors.


Flees the flames....

US-Russia Soyuz 'nauts STUCK IN SPACE after ISS dock fail


Re: No surprise

Musk is a rebranded South African


Hundreds of folks ready to sue Bitcoin exchange MtGox


"I'm not sure "currency" has any official definition,"

OED : Currency - A system of money in general use in a particular country:

But what do they know.


The big difference being generally one or more governments are willing to back a currency. Who will back bitcoin? It's not a currency just because some people will buy it hoping to sell high.

The thing about bitcoin is that for all the talk, it's not really being used as a currency. A currency is for purchasing goods and services (and paying taxes). Ok so theoretically you can buy things with it from an incredibly small selection of vendors. (You would have had a bit more, but not much, opportunity in the recreational pharmaceuticals market until recently, but 99.9999999999% of that still uses traditional money). Mostly, bitcoin is about get rich quick. Either through turning electricity into money through "mining" (pretty much unviable now) or through buying low and selling high. It really is just a big Ponzi scheme.


Re: Anonymous

I've also been wondering about this. How can anyone prove that MtGox had anything of theirs? It may be feasbale to prove that as some point they transferred money to MtGox but what after that? They could have spent them, traded them or whatever. The only way to prove their balance would be to get MtGox to confirm it. I doubt that's going to happen. Probably been shredding all the evidence for more than a month now.

I see MtGox is admitting to £64 million liabilites, while people are talking about them losing £400+ million worth of Bitcoins. Seems to be a massive divergence already.

And why is it they are being sued everywhere EXCEPT Japan?

Desperate MS flaunts UNDEAD SPLAT TALLY to pep Xbox One fans


Re: Spy box

And they name each of them and have little memorials in a secret underground base in Redmond.

If you kill too many, the men in black will come get you for reeducation.


Re: Thank God it Failed...

Failed? Already? Think you may be a tad early there mate. They have undeniably sold a lot of these things. And they will sell a lot more. PS4 has sold more yes. Does that mean XBox has failed? Seems a bit wishful thinking on your part.

XBox is a bit less powerful. But they have gone for some gimmicky architecture to make up for this. If it all works out, it could actually make it more powerful. I'm not convinced, but lets see what happens. Don't think it will make much difference really though. Mid Range Gaming PCs are completely out of either of these league. And I can barely imagine how vast the gap will be in a couple of years time. Assuming PC sales don't continue to implode like they are doing now, But then, you can't get a mid range gaming PC for £400. That wont even get you a top graphics card. Does that mean you can't have fun on a console? Absolutely not. Well, I can anyway.

Kinect? Well it's brave and very casual. Doesn't make them evil baby eaters because they have it. My kids love it. It's pretty core to Dance Central, the fitness malarky and stuff. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it evil. My kids love it. Perhaps you wouldn't allow them to play on the PS4 because they are not hardcore enough for you in "I'm a better gamer thas you land"? Yes, the controller is still the life blood of MOST gaming experiences. And the XBox controller arguably (and they will argue) still just manages to pip the dualshock there. Voice Control? It's alright. PS4 can also be set up to use it, but not as well. Don't see you cursing Sony for that. So what.

Playing games? Well they both do it pretty much equally well. If you want to whip out the magnifying glass and count pixels, the PS4 definitely seems to have the edge there.

Microsoft more evil than Sony? Bollocks. They are both megacorporations focused on profit. How soon we forget Sony putting rootkits on customers PCs. Microsoft more arrogant? Well they aren't one of the Big Three of RIAA and trying to sue or intimidate their customers at every turn. But look through whatever reality filters you want.

Privacy? Lol, you have far more pressing threats to that. Look to your e-mails, mobiles etc before creating some fantasy of your consoles recording you playing games and sending it to the spooks.

They are both excellent products which do pretty much the same thing. Anyone claiming one is vastly superior, more moral or better for the environment than the other is fooling themselves.

Oh bugger. Wall of text. Nobody is going to read this :)


Re: I do hope

To be fair, XBox updates took me about 20 mins on launch day. On the other hand, it took me hours and hours to connect my PS4 to PSN due to network issues on launch day. Neither was a factor on Day 2 after their respective launches though.


I'm luck enough to have both and I couldn't agree more. They are roughly the same thing packaged slightly differently. XBox is more ambitious and a bit more aimed at doing other things than games. PS4 is more focused and is a bit more narrowly aimed at gamers. PS4 is cheaper, XBox has connect which is nice for the kids and missus though I'm not much bothered. XBox is in the living room with telly playing through it and space for the kids / missus to flail about. PS4 is in my games room where I hide from the kids/ missus.

They are both very nice bits of kit and a nice upgrade over their predecessors. If you only want one, pick either. Or a Steambox but I detect a whiff of vapourware there.

Which do I prefer? Way too early to say. Will depend on what exclusive games each gets etc. Ask me in a year or so.

MPs back call to boycott low-taxed tat from Amazon over Xmas


Do what we want, not what we say

Instead of wringing their hands and bemoaning the evils of business, perhaps the honourable members of parliament could sort out the tax rules they make? Or is that too much like real work?

Microsoft bans XXXXBOX gamers for CURSING in online combat


To be fair, I don't think you are actually allowed to kill your opponents.

I guess simulated swearing would be ok?

Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales


So utterly mind numbingly sick

of these fanboi wars any discussion of either console rapidly degenerates into. Why do people have to pin all their self worth and validation onto which of these toys they buy and which one sold more units in which region? There is no right or wrong one. They are pretty much identical except for the details. Mind numbing inane arguments about how many pixels which one is doing and how you are not a proper person if you have the wrong one are driving me utterly mental. If it's true that the average gamer is now around 30 this is a sad reflection on the state of the hobby. Almost makes me feel ashamed to be a gamer and has totally driven me away from participating in gaming forums.

I'm off for a cuppa and a lie down now.

Prime Minister David Cameron in Twitter gaffe


In France

This would see him leap ahead in the polls.

No woman, no drive: Saddo hackers lob Android nasty at Saudi women's rights campaign


Nasty petty little bunch of medieval knuckledraggers. But they buy lots of weapons from us so hey were all friends here.

Google deletes Maps satellite photos of 14-year-old's unsolved murder


That's Basilisk Stare


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