I still use a "proper" mouse with a ball. I got it in 2000/2001 and it's still as good as it was on the day I bought it. I probably have to clean it once every 3 months or more (which takes about 30 seconds). It's never been any trouble. I've had optical mice magically start moving about on the screen without me doing anything, so I'll stick with my reliable one (A Genius NetScroll+).
I got this on CD for my Amiga, and loved it. I think it had the best graphics out of all the original versions (the pre-rendered ones), as I remember reading something about the number of colours being better than the PC and Mac versions, because of the later release. It did struggle a bit with the Quicktime videos, but overall it was excellent. I got Riven on the Playstation and got a PS mouse just to play that one game.
The books were brilliant, too.
Yes, very good.
But if the book was actually called a "Terrorist Training Handbook", you might have a point, but the hacking thing is advertised as a device to hide on yourself and to hack with.
If that's the case, then why not sell bombs in kit form at the show?
It looks like they sold out because they were ready made and you could just pick one up. I doubt a lot of these people would have got one if they had to research it, buy parts, build it, etc.
I can understand government and professional organisations having things like this, but not for them to be unregulated and available to buy from a stall. It seems crazy to me.
I don't know anything about this type of device, but looking in from the outside, the question springs to mind "How is this legal?"
It's for hacking into networks, right? Isn't that against the law, like, EVERYWHERE? It says "Stealth Access Point for Man-in-the-Middle attacks" - that sounds illegal. It also says "Easily concealed and battery powered " - nothing dodgy going on there!
How can this be used for good? Maybe a few people may use it to test the security of their network, but that's clearly not what it's for.
I'd have thought that the police would be all over this, but like I said, I'm obviously missing something.
I've always wondered how mobile phones are allowed to exist when they interfere with anything that has speakers. I remember circa 1999 when I started noticing this strange d d d...d d d coming from computer speakers at work. We eventually realised it was that someone had a mobile phone in the room. Our VT terminals once completely freaked out when someone made a call and ever since I've wondered how this is allowed.
I remember hearing that the Vic 20 was delayed because it needed to have shielding added, and I've never noticed interference from any device apart from phones. Even new ones cause terrible interference on radios. My Dad has a Blackberry and he can't put it in the small holder near his radio as it constantly makes noises on it.
Can anyone explain any of this?
The volume was so annoying that every time the adverts came on I was having to press the volume down button for a while, then put it back up again when the programme came back on. I got sick of that quite quickly, so I started muting it, and/or turning over to another channel or going on the internet to read a forum or a site like this. I think I've only seen one full advert break in the last few years when I was watching someone else's TV and didn't have a choice.
It's too late now, as I'll never watch adverts because of that (and equally because of the annoyance/stupidity of them), so if they did this in the UK I'm beyond caring any more.
I was using mainly PETs (we probably had about 7 or 8 of them), though I did my 'O' Level project on the BBCs (we had about 5 or 6). We also had a Research Machines 380Z, though I don't remember ever using it or seeing it running anything.
This was from about '82 - '87.
The computer teacher also brought his Vic-20, then C64 into school, and we'd play on those outside of lessons.
We learnt to program in BASIC, the history of computing, flowcharts, etc.
What we need is a storage tank in geostationary orbit and a big pipe going from a platform in the sea up to it, with a huge pump on either end pushing/sucking the water up (this might not be possible without it ripping itself apart with the weight). Then a shuttle to run from the tank to a landing site on the moon where the water is pumped into a large lake.
Not cheap, but losing something like 10% of the worlds wealth (in towns and cities) is quite expensive, too.
I went to Florida in 1997 and was talking about going to New York some time in the future. Then they started fingerprinting people and I decided that I wasn't going to give America my finger prints when my own government doesn't even have them. If they are going to treat me like a criminal I'm not going to go there.
I was thinking about this just an hour ago when someone mentioned they had been to America recently. My immediate thought was of them fingerprinting them and questioning them like criminals.
We get up to 4 week per year paid (at the management's discretion), but there is a Statutory Sick Pay that lasts 28 weeks (set by the government - no idea what it is).
I'm almost never off (probably less than 5 days in the last 6 or 7 years), but the few times I've been off work for a few days, I've just filled in a small form and that's it. I get paid as usual.
I'm from the UK, too, and I also do a 37 hour week, and get 25 days holiday, plus the 8 or 9 public holidays.
I wouldn't want to work more than that. I work to live, not live to work.
I bought Assissin's Creed II then found out that I couldn't back up my own save game file. After weeks of playing my PS3 broke. I was furious, and from then on I'll never buy a UBI game. This kind of "always on" crap doubles how much I won't be buying their games.