Simple: a lot of Brits have an authoritarian streak that applies to everyone but themselves. They want the State getting into everyone else's business, but not their own. It's a weird combination of self-righteousness and paranoia.
If you think this might influence how they vote in elections, you'd be dead right.
Exactly this is what's wrong with Windows 8.1. I really don't care about Modern UI, I can live with it or there are alternatives, but the weird selection of changed/removed features is what really bugs me about Windows 8.1.
Also, it seems you don't have to registry hack to switch between Public and Private networks, but the interface to do so is hardly intuitive.
Samsung do it too. The show "Suits" on USA being the most obvious example. The characters basically do product demonstrations and even drop Samsung's name as part of the plot of one of the episodes.
So, I guess only people who blindly agree with every policy and excuse every stupid mistake made by every Conservative administration are allowed to call themselves Conservatives?
No true Scotsman, indeed.
I still play Quake1 from time to time. It's still my favourite FPS of all time.
As for Carmageddon, if you have a decent Android or iPhone, you'll definitely want to pick this up: http://www.carmageddon.com/funsize/carmageddon
the convenience of not having to drive yourself or pay attention to the road, coupled with the convenience of because able to go directly from point A to point B at your convenience. I too would opt for this convenience if it was a mature enough technology.
This post needs more convenience.
This is purely anecdotal (as are all the other comments on here, tbh) but I've been gaming on 8.1 since it came out and have had absolutely no issues whatsoever. If anything it's better than before.
Maybe the fact that I have a Logitech gaming mouse with its own special software and drivers helps? I always turn off Windows' control of the mouse drivers in the Logitech panel and set it up in there, which means I get a consistent feel, even across reinstalls.
This post made me think immediately of this comic strip.
Yep, I've used Pale Moon for quite a while now. It's great to have a properly optimized 64-bit Firefox build on Windows. Moonchild (the dev) is generally very responsive on the forums and quick to fix bugs.
I use 13 popular Firefox Add-ons and they all work absolutely fine in Pale Moon. I'd recommend it.
Dude, you're Australian. You're lucky to have some pretty strong consumer protection law on the books.
According to my Aussie friend if you have a problem with Telstra, or any other Aussie telecoms company, you contact the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and your problem will almost always get sorted quickly. He's had to call them when Telstra have dragged their feet fixing his Internet connection. After he complained to the Ombudsman, Telstra were calling HIM back and apologising, and had a team out in his neighbourhood fixing the problem the next day.
You still would though. You know you would.
This is just a guess.. but might they not have been playing on a association with a certain historical event.
"Liberation kits", after all.