* Posts by AJH

5 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Sep 2007

How to be a failure at Guitar Hero III



I have to agree with the sentiment of this article. Why play guitar-based rhythm games like Guitar Hero, when you could be playing a real guitar?

DDR is just as bad. If you want to dance, join the Royal Ballet.

Also, I don't see why people play FPS games. If you want to shoot things, join the army.

The same applies to Sid Meiers' Civilization, it's no substitute for actually running a country. Stop playing it, and run for political office.

I can't stand people who play Tomb Raider either. It's a total joke. They should do what I do, and break into a real crypt to steal some artifacts.

Tetris is a farce. If you want to stack blocks, become a bricklayer.

Board games are just as bad. Why do people play Monopoly, when they could be out there earning real money from buying and selling real estate?

It all just makes me so angry.

Beeb censors Fairytale of New York



I belong to a small and repressed minority group. For us, beeping is the gravest insult someone can make.

It's enough that we have to put up with car horns and mobile phones insulting us all day... now it's the BBC too, inserting beeps into songs.

I bet they think it's funny. But it is appalling. I thought the BBC were supposed to be PC.


Microsoft shouts 'Long Live XP'


Long live XP

We certainly won't be deploying Vista if we can help it. We've had nothing but trouble with the few Vista machines we have trialled.

We'll be doing everything we can to keep using XP on all of our machines for as long as possible.

XP offered clear advantages over 98/ME. Vista offers nothing on top of XP other than decreased responsiveness, incompatibility and headaches.

MIT student walks into airport wearing circuit board and wires


Fake bomb?

It looks nothing like a bomb. Its a breadboard, some LEDs and a battery. I'm amazed that someone from the police didn't realise what it was.

Still, it's not a bright thing to be wearing around... if only because it makes you look like a total geek.

I've actually seen several novelty jackets that have LEDs built-in (but not on breadboards, of course). Would you be arrested for wearing them too?

BBC confirms Doctor Who series five


RE: My favourite script editor...

Let me guess... you're this guy: