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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

Cederic Re:Positive pressure? (363 comments)

ATMs in the UK are also protected by ink - but I'd guess the ink release mechanisms are linked to shock/tilt triggers, rather than the back door being opened (even explosively).

yesterday
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

Cederic Re:Everything would suddenly have an alien connect (273 comments)

I can be altruistic without believing in invisible gay unicorns.
I don't see much altruism in killing people because they don't.

2 days ago
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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

Cederic Re:Censorship should not be tolerated. (227 comments)

Well said, and I quite agree. A picture of an erect penis never hurt anybody, and a picture of some dead twat shouldn't either.

2 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

Cederic Re:Vote against Ubisoft with your dollars (462 comments)

Well, you're fucked if MS switch off GFWL, the rumour of which is the main reason so many games have been patched to remove it.

3 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

Cederic Re:First Sale (462 comments)

Ass Creed Black Flag has had a lot of compliments from people with no reason to promote Ubisoft games and no great loyalty to the series.

As someone still looking for a modern equivalent to Sea Dogs the only reason I haven't tried it is Ubisoft and Uplay.

3 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

Cederic Re:grandmother reference (462 comments)

Ok, so it's conspiracy to commit fraud.

Happier now?

3 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

Cederic Re: grandmother reference (462 comments)

You think that trumps the Sale of Goods Act, distance selling regulations or other UK consumer protections?

3 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Cederic Re:The "what?!" is reaction time (304 comments)

No, steering with your feet while juggling angry cats blindfolded is not explicitly on the list

I can confirm through painful first-hand experience that the word 'angry' is entirely superfluous in that context.

5 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Cederic Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

People still steal car radios? Even the stock manufacturer fitted ones? Crikey.

I find I sometimes want music or the radio for distraction. If I get bored while driving I'm more likely to take unnecessary risks. If I'm enjoying my drive I'm more sedate.

5 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Cederic Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

So your answer is what? Destroy the quality of life for people in San Francisco?

I'd fucking love the US urban sprawl here in the UK. It would mean we had the masses of land available to spawl over.

5 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Cederic Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

More relevantly, it's not a felony to not drive without a licence. Sadly this seems to be an option many people are ignoring.

5 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Cederic Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

Plane: We're talking about commuting here. And good luck getting on a plane nowadays as an adult without a license.

I've never used my driving license as ID for boarding an aircraft. Other forms of identification are available. Do you really think that people that don't drive also never fly??

Trains can take you between towns, not just across them.
Snow does not preclude bike riding.

Other than for commuting, taxis are cost-competitive to car ownership in the UK. They're frequently less convenient, but not more expensive, especially if you live in an urban location that lets you use public transport for a proportion of your journeys.

I appreciate you're playing devil's advocate but the barriers to not owning a car aren't insurmountable, even in the US. As someone else in the thread suggests, learn to drive safely or move to New York.

5 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Cederic Re:I have an even better idea (304 comments)

"Driving is a privilege" is not an excuse to penalise people unfairly for non-driving related matters such as child support.

The importance of driving for an inclusive social life and employment is not an excuse for dangerous driving.

5 days ago
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NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Cederic Re:Shorter card (114 comments)

You mean like the one I use on my PC? I call it a controller, but that's because I perceive a gamepad to have no analog thumbsticks.

It's the joy of a PC. I can use keyboard and mouse for strategy, FPS and RPG games (online / MMO / offline or otherwise), use HOTAS for flight/space sims, use a wheel or a controller for driving games and just use the mouse for Hexcells.

Or combine options. For Saints Row III the keyboard and mouse gives me the control and precision I want for moving around on foot, then switch to the controller when I'm in a car or aircraft.

But then, I've been using peripheral controllers of various forms for gaming with keyboard based programmable computers since before they came with a mouse...

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Cederic Re:Not all that impressive (114 comments)

I practically begged a friend to get a 970 on the PC he bought a week ago. Their pricing was so aggressive that as soon as you went within £40 of it the performance uplift was just too appealing to turn down. You get a PC that'll play new release games beautifully at 1920x1080 for another 4-5 years instead of just 2-3.

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Cederic Re:Some people say it's too pricy. (114 comments)

I gave up and went 16:9. I cheated though; I didn't drop to 1080 height, I switched to 2560x1440.

The aspect ratio is less important to me than having good vertical resolution. This way I get more vertical than 1920x1200 and the bonus of a few extra pixels on the sides too.

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Cederic Re:Some people say it's too pricy. (114 comments)

A legit complaint I can see is 2GB of memory. Modern games are starting to crave lots of memory. I suspect Nvidia may be gating that feature in higher tier SKUs, or maybe we'll see 4GB cards not long after launch.

That's the bit that confuses and disappoints me. The consoles seem to be expecting 3GB of graphics RAM so it feels pretty asinine to release a PC card with only 2GB. Surely matching console performance in a midrange PC is a fairly basic expectation?

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Cederic Re:Midrange? (114 comments)

Nah, it means that Nvidia offer a range of graphics cards for gaming, and this one is not "cheap and nasty" and it's not "top end". It's sort of near the middle of the range.

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Cederic Re:Awesome, I shall buy one in a year (114 comments)

Yeah, any card released in the last five years should be awesome for games released before 2005, so if those are the games you want to play then save your money and see how the onboard graphics cope with them before even buying a dedicated graphics card.

My year old graphics card is still coping fine with games released in the past few months at full detail and 2560x1440, so that gives you an idea of how far ahead of the current game demands the graphics cards are. 1920x1080 gaming is comparatively extremely cheap these days.

about a week ago

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L1NUX for sale

Cederic Cederic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cederic (9623) writes "The vagaries of the UK car licensing system mean that in 1993 the number plate L1NUX was given out as a valid UK number plate. Surprisingly it's taken until 2007 to reach Ebay. No, I didn't bid."

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