* Posts by Excellentsword

276 posts • joined 13 Jan 2017


Amazon fears it could run out of US warehouse workers by 2024

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We didn't bring it up. He did. In court.

Always read the comments: Beijing requires oversight of all reader-generated chat

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Re: Re: Administrivia

You're posting at the weekend or we have other work to do?

Consultant plays Metaverse MythBuster. Here's why they're wrong

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Re: Re: MetaVerse

Snow Crash seems to have coined the term, though I agree it's been a trope for longer.

The Souls noob's guide to Elden Ring

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My response to that would be that I'm not "gud". There are different degrees of "gud". I'd say I'm possibly "gud enuf" to blunder through the game to the end. We will see. Then there are others who are very familiar with the feel of Souls-likes, having played them for years over and over.

The example I used is the Grafted Scion, which is possible to beat at level 1 if you're "gud". The rest of us will die almost immediately.

Most bosses I have to try anywhere from 3 to 10 times, and I haven't even got to the endgame fights yet. Looking forward to getting back on tonight now I'm back from holiday.

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Re: Excellent article- not so fond of the game

I'd just say keep at it. Use Spirit Ashes and level them up via gravewort (found in catacombs) after you meet Roderika near the entrance to Stormveil (there's a small group of shacks to the south of the gate iirc). There's also an NPC summon to the right of Margit's gate. The elation after beating a boss you've tried a zillion times is like nothing else.

UK suit over reselling surplus Microsoft licenses rolls on

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Re: Re: Licence, not license

Not "enterprise" enough, probably.

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Re: Licence, not license

Hi, we know licence/license. However, we have been told to use American spellings across the board.

UK regulator puts NortonLifeLock merger with Avast on ice

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Re: Re: CMA

Oh no, my sarcasm module must need rebooting

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We're not against it

Russian chip makers face uncertainty as war drags on

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Re: Great, looks like I've been put on "moderation" for pointing out propaganda

You've been put on moderation for using homophobic slurs.

Lost Ark: A pulpy Korean MMO-lite for idle hands

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Re: WHere is the paragraph about the effectivly BANned status is certain countries?

It wasn't relevant to my experience, being in the UK. The game won't come out in those jurisdictions due to their regulations around random rewards from loot boxes.

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Re: You forgot to mention the colossal sexism

I didn't forget. I said it "passes muster less and less among Western studios" under the bit about gender-locked classes and how women are represented.

Arm rages against the insecure chip machine with new Morello architecture

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Re: +1 for the Title

One is enough for me

Halo Infinite ups the nostalgia factor for fans of the originals, but it's not without limits

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Re: Great game, but it's not HALO

If you don't know how to get somewhere, I would suggest placing a waypoint on the map marker. It tells you which button does that on the map. Then move in that direction.

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Genuine masterpiece, I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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Re: Confession: I am a massive Halo fan

Thanks for adding your two cents! I can barely remember playing Halo CE but 3 was an exciting time that sticks in my mind.

US grounds investors in Chinese drone maker DJI over 'Xinjiang human rights abuses'

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Re: El Reg censorship

Calm down, dear. I was doing something else.

A bug introduced 6 months ago brought Google's Cloud Load Balancer to its knees

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We try to make it more fun

What a bunch of bricks: Crooks knock hole in toyshop wall, flee with €35k Lego haul

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Re: Not again!!! The name is LEGO!!

Yes, but I refuse to write it in caps too. If Lego had its way, it'd be LEGO® the whole way through.

Do not try this at home: Man spends $5,000 on a 48TB Raspberry Pi storage server

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Re: Capitalism - cute comment.


Samsung releases pair of jeans that can't do anything except cover your legs and hold a Galaxy Z Flip 3

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Re: waterproofing

Thanks for pointing that out ;)

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Re: Pocket Phrendly Phablets?

iPhone XR, 20 quid black jeans from Asda

UK's newly merged Foreign Office puts £40m on table for hardware, software, services

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Re: Formerly know as the FCO...

Formally =/= formerly

New World: Grindy? Check. Repetitive? Check. Fun? We hate to say it... but check

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I am *very* close to trying it out, but keep putting it off. I normally don't mind games with "steep learning curves" – Elite: Dangerous, Sea of Thieves are some of my faves – but something about EVE intimidates me.

Amid drama at .NET Foundation, Microsoft's De Icaza reveals it was meant to be like GNOME Foundation

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Re: Go on then

It's a "drama llama"

FTC carpet bombs industry with letters warning that fake reviews will be punished

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Yes, oddly specific

Want to feel old? Aussie cyclist draws Nirvana baby in Strava on streets of Adelaide because Nevermind is 30

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Indeed! Sorry about that.

UK Ministry of Defence tries again to procure £1.7bn tri-service recruitment system

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Says guy with almost a thousand live comments

Chinese state media describes gaming as 'spiritual opium' that stunts education and destroys families

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Re: Re: Gaming

>Can’t say I blame them, real life = worst game ever

Graphics are pretty good, though

Google creates 'optimized' Android for one smartphone — that will only be sold in India

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Re: Re: Android Go and One are not the same

I have raised this with tech.

What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'

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Re: Re: "Amazing Stunts with Grapefruit"

Email us corrections, there's a greater chance someone will see them.

The swift in-person response is part of the service (and nothing to do with the thing I broke while trying to help you)

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Re: Re: Pedantry detected on radar, incoming, brace for impact

It was discussed, but since a call was involved and the whome mailbag is rather full, we dropped it into oncall. "I'm sure the readers will be quick to tell me I'm an idiot," was also uttered.

Listen, son... Monster trucks just aren't cool anymore. Real winners drive Tesla Roadsters

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Re: Happy Meal tat

One of mine will watch me build it then put it on the shelf. Then the other will take it and tear it to shreds.

Something fishy is going on in Taiwan as folk change name to include 'salmon' for free sushi

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Re: Your sub-editors deserve a pint ...

The sub-editor wrote it ;)

No egrets: Ardent twitchers fined for breaking lockdown after bloke spots northern mockingbird in his garden

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Re: A quick snipe

Er... I'm just gonna say always intend your puns.

Xiaomi proof that we're a military company, says Chinese tech slinger as it sues US over ban

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Re: Typos a plenty

Lemme break it down for everyone writing in:

Xiaomi > show me

No, I didn't write the headline.

Biden administration pauses ban on Chinese tech companies suspected of military entanglements

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Re: @diodesign Re: "any post that questions their world viewpoint gets banned,"

Swot up on this:


And remember that moderation is at our discretion.

Over long US weekend, GitHub HR boss quit after firing Jewish staffer who warned Nazis were at the Capitol

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Re: Seems El Reg is still missing some facts.

That's bullshit.

This chip lark is child's play: Intel gives us the lowdown on Lakefield in language of Lego

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Yes, we even put a picture in for you...

OpenAI touts a new flavour of GPT-3 that can automatically create made-up images to go along with any text description

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I thought we were a way for the universe to know itself :(

Lay down your souls to the gods of rock 'n' roll: Conspiracy theorists' 5G 'vaccine' chip schematic is actually for a guitar pedal

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Re: Never thought I'd see the day...

We like our metal! (Well, I do...)

Cyberpunk 2077: There's a great game within screaming to get out, but sadly it was released 57 years too early

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Re: A fair review

Thanks for reading! I am really enjoying the game, though still stuck in 30s thanks to children needing things during the holiday period. Your comment gives me hope.

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Re: Yes but have you ever *read* the Neuromancer?

Yes, it's pretty bad.

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Re: I don't recognise the game in the negative reviews.

This review is based on the PC version, so no, it's not a flawless experience. Like I said, your mileage will vary as to what and how many bugs you run into, but pals who were also playing on PC have dropped the game because of bugs.

$900bn coronavirus stimulus bill includes $600 for most Americans, $50 in monthly internet subsidies, $1.9bn to help rid the US of Huawei kit

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Re: Outraged of Suffolk

Jeez, OK Stannis Baratheon.

PSA: The 2020 monolith is a dead meme. You can stop putting them up now. Please

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Re: IoW "art" claimed...

Cheers lad

Glastonbury hippy shop Hemp in Avalon rapped for spouting 'plandemic' pseudoscience

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Re: overwhelming evidence ?

It wasn't a observation made specifically about the efficacy of masks but people's tendencies to believe patently ridiculous things, of which there were many in the bloke's ads.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a monastery-burning romp that would be way better if it was not an Assassin's Creed game

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I shouldn't have to play every part of the series for my opinion on this game to be valid. Thanks for pointing out that I've misunderstood some things – and I admitted as much in the article – but I think it only hammers home how convoluted it's become. I may not be a fan, but you're still allowed to like it.

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Re: What everyone gets wrong about AC

My problem is that it unnecessarily convolutes things.

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Re: You're either a fan of the AC games or not

I don't hate it, I'm having fun, there's just a lot of annoying things about it. It's like a solid 7/10.



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