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Comment: Boards or ROM's (Score 2) 133

Is it the boards that are really so interesting, or the ROM chips thereon?

Many years ago I remember playing some of my favourite childhood arcade games on my PC with MAME, and the hardest bit was getting hold of the ROM chip images.

Even way back then most the games mentioned in the article seemed to be available, so I wonder if this anything more than sentimental value.

Comment: Re:Not likely. (Score 1) 365

If you think the controls on Metro are unintuitive, you're a certified idiot.

I am a very experienced software developer, and I work with a bunch of very talented systems programmers who progam in things like Perl etc.
I have sat there in stunned disbelief about how bad an interface could possibly be when these very same people got stuck on the 'Seattle page' for about a half hour trying to figure out what to do with the mouse. Ummm. Etc....

Ahh. What's the point. You're obviously religious about this. Nobody can make you understand.

Comment: Re:Dead on arrival (Score 0) 345

by kevingolding2001 (#47279869) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

Bikers such as myself appreciate the engine noise their bikes make.

Anti-social fucktards like you need to be eradicated.

Are you so retarded that the only thing you can contribute to society is to annoy an entire suburb of people (literally) with your 'fat pipes' at 1:00am? Seriously, go look up 'sociopath' in the dictionary. There's a picture of you on your motorcycle happily making people deaf.

Go do in a fire Wanker!

Comment: Re:What's the penguin doing on the television set? (Score 2) 86

by kevingolding2001 (#46847213) Attached to: Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

How you remember it.
I can see that but what's it doing there?
How should I know I'm not Doctor Bloody Bronowski
"The penguin on your television set will blow up in 5 seconds"
***kaaboom*** about that!

How it actually was
Second Pepperpot I can see that!
First Pepperpot If it lays an egg, it will fall down the back of the television set.
Second Pepperpot We'll have to watch that. Unless it's a male.
First Pepperpot Ooh, I never thought of that.
Second Pepperpot Yes, looks fairly butch.
First Pepperpot Per'aps it's from next door.
Second Pepperpot Penguins don't come from next door, they come from the Antarctic.
First Pepperpot Burma.
Second Pepperpot Why did say Burma?
First Pepperpot I panicked.
Second Pepperpot Oh. Perhaps it's from the zoo.
First Pepperpot Which zoo?
Second Pepperpot How should I know which zoo? I'm not Doctor bloody Bernowski.
First Pepperpot How does Doctor Bernowski know which zoo it came from?
Second Pepperpot He knows everything.
First Pepperpot Oooh, I wouldn't like that, that'd take all the mystery out of life. Anyway, if it came from the zoo, it would have 'property of the zoo' stamped on it.
Second Pepperpot No it wouldn't. They don't stamp animals 'property of the zoo'. You can't stamp a huge lion.
First Pepperpot They stamp them when they're small.
Second Pepperpot What happens when they moult?
First Pepperpot Lions don't moult.
Second Pepperpot No, but penguins do. There, I've run rings around you logically.
First Pepperpot Oh, intercourse the penguin.
        On the TV screen there now appears an announcer.
TV Announcer It's just gone 8 o'clock and time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode.
        The penguin on top of the set now explodes.
First Pepperpot How did he know that was going to happen?!

Comment: Re:Much as I love Monty Python (Score 2) 86

by kevingolding2001 (#46847175) Attached to: Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

Why not? I kind of get the "old guys can't be rock stars" thing, but I don't understand why you don't think old guys can't be funny.

Because they won't be doing anything new.

It will be like those later "Rocky Horror Picture Shows" where the entire audience will be chanting out in unison "It is an ex-parrot" at the appropriate moment. We've seen it all a thousand times and now it's just not that funny anymore. Yes it was at first but there has been nothing new in decades.

Comment: Does it matter? (Score 1) 224

by kevingolding2001 (#46691991) Attached to: Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain
Maybe we are adapting to skimming, filtering, and jumping from source to source of information.

Given that this is the way the (modern?) real world works, I don't see it as a problem.

The only drawback is the sentimental loss of no longer being able to sit down and be completely focused on a single thing for any length of time. Whilst this may be a shame, the fact is that such an activity these days is purely recreational and probably impractical for most people anyway. Time has moved on and so should we.

File this under "buggy whips".

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"