582 posts • joined 12 Nov 2007
Tried to find somewhere to pay to watch an episode of DS9 the other day.
Amazon US let you watch loads of TV for free if you'er a Prime member (good value for all that TV)
Amazon UK has nothing.
Blinkbox has nothing.
Netflix has nothing.
Cove of Convenient Content™ has them all.
It's fucking stupid living in a world where I want to pay the content creators for their works, but they don't let me.
Perhaps everyones sick of fucking period dramas and fucking cop shows.
I demand more sci-fi for my license fee. Crowdsource the computational requirements to save money. I'd happily let my computer render a few frames a day to make something decent to watch.
Just keep the Dr Who writers away from it.
Requires more crap to go with it. Thus: more objects. So, as mentioned before, all the Windows services being run on it, maybe they have rubbish de-duping.. a better metric might be customers per object? External customers.
How about "how much money these services make"?.
I thought Azure got rebranded anyway?
Re: What OS will run on it ?
It will* be a streaming platform, like OnLine.. so any. Moble, Linux, anything the client will run on.
Imagine being able to play footie manager 2012 on your tablet.
Imagine playing skyrim with your saves while you're visiting your mum.
I always wanted Steam to hook up with OnLive, this will probably be even better
* - might
I suppose you pay by cash for everything do you? Because, obviously the government would love to know what you've been buying so they can wrongly accuse you of things to lock you away (you are, after all, *extremely* threatening to their way of life)
But then, if the government wanted to lock you away for no good reason they could just claim you're terrorist, plant some books to corroborate and cart you off regardless of weather you had an expensive gaming rig or an onlive microconsole.
== On topic =====
I'm seriously considering the onlive console. Very impressed with the service when I tested it on my PC, even over wireless the quality was good (not excellent, sure, but one big factor for me is I can have my rig at home and leave the micro console at the girlfriends, with saves carried over twixt the two)
What would really make this service special if is Steam bought it. Imagine having most if not all of your Steam games readily accessible from any computer with the Onlive app installed, including phones! If the saves get synched too, that is a serious value enhancer for me. Playing football manager on the bus. Sword of the Stars in the bath. Good. Times.Great for festive period when you can't take your rig to familial gatherings far away.
THe only thing I'd like to have confirmed is ability to use Xbox controllers with it. Never agreed with "analog sticks in the middle". Serious cramp-maker. For marathon FIFA sessions, need relaxing hand position.
I wish OnLive all the best and hope to help them on their way soon!
These ones clearly aren't superior. I frequently find them flying into trees/mountains, making no progress. Seems direction facing and velocity are not linked in the AI. So it thinks "I'm flying east!" but its body actually makes it fly west.
When they die they fly off at warp speed to the horizon too. If it weren't such a brilliant game otherwise then, strangely, I wouldn't mind so much. But being brought our of immersion to try to aim an arrow directly in the to rapidly approaching rectum of a flying, fire-breathing reptile..
THe headline makes it sound like it reduces current rubbish, but it actually just prevents itself from being rubbish in future.
Seems like more hassle than a small rocket to push it out of orbit instead of hacking around in orbit for weeks while a giant sail slows it down.
The sail is presumably nowhere near strong enough to stop high-speed debris.
I suppose if it is pre-accelerated to the debris-in-question's speed and then gets n front of it and deploys sail the interaction could be gentle enough for sail to survive. More likely to send sail-sat spinning off and colliding with other junk though.
Just a little heads up - these people don't want to be rich beyond imagining. They want to stop banks being irresponsible, wasting taxpayers money and spiralling us into another greed-fuelled recession.
Protesting is the only method left to "go out and do" that.
The protest might not achieve its core aim - but it can raise awareness and stop people thinking they can do nothing to influence the system that supposedly works "for us" (but is most definitely funded by us)
If I had to choose between more protesters or more bankers. I'll take the protesters thanks. One protester fucking up means a tent burns down. One banker fucking up can bring down all of goddamned "civilisation".
I'm not even going to go near the Arab Spring. People rebelling against oppressive governments. Pretty much the definition of "going out there and doing it".
My first well planned fortress.. mined one square too deep and everyone got flushed outside by cave crocs, only to rush into a large goblin/troll siege. Watching my last military dwarf single handedly kill 3 trolls was a wonderful sight. Before the got injured, ran off and cried in a corner til he bled to death while the children were butchered all around him. Epic.
Let us not forget: Apple started this blocking nonsense. Admittedly the Samsung tablet does look just like an iPad, but the mobiles are all being blocked on spurious terms.
Here's hoping ait all blows over soon and we can get back to using our consumer power to determine what gets bought and what doesn't.
Could it be, perhaps, that you;re the wrong distance away? Or struggling against the 3d effect?
At first I found my Evo 3D uncomfortable to view 3D in but as I got better at using the camera and knowing how far to hold it form my face to get the best view of the parralax, it works a treat. All about the sweet spot.
The file format is simple enough (2 side by side pictures), I struggle to imagine competition using more obscure formats, so hopefully 3D sharing will be better in future.
I've replaced Sense with a selection of Launchers to enable 5 column icons etc. No issues with paint flaking, dropped it several times and no damage yet.
It is heavier and less glamorous looking than the SonyEric Androids, but the 3D gimmick is fun to play with.
3D is the only reason to go for this phone, as such, I wouldn't recommend it over a Sensation or Desire HD.
I can't even play games i nth same room as a washing machine on its spin cycle, shakes my whole flat. Trying to play a game atop one.. foolhardy.
If the large wheel adds energy to the drum (erducing electiricty use and giving it some force-feedback) then.. ah who am I kidding, the benefit is all but eliminated by the computer behind it and the fact it's stupid so nobody would play it anyway.
But still, I like the R2D2 styling and the mad-as-shit thinking. Keep mixing shit together and you may end up with a winner.