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Device Detects Drug Use Via Fingerprints

FinchWorld Re:Drugs in money (224 comments)

And likely out of pocket a few hundred quid (if not more). Justice, available to those with enough cash.

more than 2 years ago

Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

FinchWorld Re:Also shootings. (401 comments)

Apparently a man dressed as a policeman opened fire on a Labour party youth camp.

about 3 years ago

Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

FinchWorld Also shootings. (401 comments)

Several people shot at UtÃya according to

about 3 years ago

Julian Assange To Be Extradited To Sweden

FinchWorld Re:On what charges? (530 comments)

Apparently they are extraditing him with the purpose of prosecuting him, not just to question him.

more than 3 years ago

Blizzard Launches Third WoW Expansion, Cataclysm

FinchWorld Re:You can't win WoW (218 comments)

You'd be surpirsed.

more than 3 years ago

Organs of UK Nuclear Workers Secretly Harvested; Energy Secretary Apologizes

FinchWorld Re:I saw a documentary about this. (309 comments)

"If there are enough organ donors, the law of supply and demand will take care of the rest and make sure this practice is no longer profitable, so it will cease to exist." Yes, curing the problem, always much better than preventing it.

more than 3 years ago

Review: Halo: Reach

FinchWorld Re:Advice (191 comments)

What about the spartan 2s left fighting on reach that fled into the underground complex, to be saved in first strike?

Then lost again in ghosts of onyx.

more than 3 years ago

Review: Halo: Reach

FinchWorld Re:Advice (191 comments)

Back in bungies marathon days, the terminals kind of represent what you get in the halo books. However this game seems to go against what was written in Halo: Fall of reach (what other spartans?) and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, which features...


Spartan 3s launching a more or less suicide attack against a covernant world in which 2 spartan 3s survive. These spartan 3s were, again, recruited from kidnapped children with promising DNA, not elite soldiers (which were the spartan 1s).

more than 3 years ago

Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04

FinchWorld Re:Taking bets? I'll bet against it. (702 comments)

N00b grandparents aren't going to tweak X anymore than they are going to re-install Windows.

No, I am. But I can't get it working, hence they'll get windows, see?

more than 3 years ago

Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04

FinchWorld Re:Taking bets? I'll bet against it. (702 comments)

Keep marketing linux as a "replacement" for windows and you guarantee to always fail.

But windows does, for the most part, what 90% of the users out there need, even if it doesn't do it so well. If Linux doesn't replace this functionality, they won't want it.

Graphic cards are a recurring problem, though largely not the fault of linux devs. But heavy reliance on the CLI keeps out most out. Even with ubuntu you'll likely need to do something that requires the CLI, my current ubuntu headache is changing the refresh rate using the open raedon drivers (9600xt AGP) which is causing a flicker on my monitor, and have found X has changed since 9.04.

Whilst ubuntu would do most my parents needs, email (they use thunderbird on windows), youtube/browsing (Flash seems alot better and they use firefox on windows), word processing (They already use open office, once i made it default to saving to the .doc format etc.) but a flickering monitor? That just wouldn't do.

more than 3 years ago

Superman Comic Saves Family Home From Foreclosure

FinchWorld Re:They still have a mortgage? (217 comments)

They may have needed to remortgage for any number reasons, failed family company to medical bills.

more than 3 years ago

Indian Police Using Facebook to Catch Scofflaw Drivers

FinchWorld Re:I did this after my last ticket... (130 comments)

Thats quite lucky, judges take a dim view of people trying to pin something on the police. Remember, the police cannot be seen to do wrong, else no one will respect them, or so judges rule anyway.

And in anycase, your defence seems to admit you were speeding, but thats ok because other people do, those other people aren't the ones being charged though. If you were in traffic whilst speeding the only real defence I know that has worked was the "Keeping with the flow of traffic" as to avoid wild overtaking by other people and some such.

However, I am not a lawyer.

more than 3 years ago

Adobe Finally Fixes Remote Launch 0-Day

FinchWorld Re:The Microsoft Word of PDF viewers (82 comments)

I've always had issues with sumatra, it seems to render some datasheets incorrectly, every now and again it'll consume 100MB+ ram, though that goes away when closing reopening pdfs, but most annoying is it'll happly stretch and print landscape documents on portrait (though you told it not too) and create several megabyte files to send to the xerox (which it really doesn't like).

Im having better look with foxit, even if it isn't as light weight.

more than 4 years ago

MINI-ITX and the Future of PC Case Design?

FinchWorld 1 Step Closer... (164 comments) building my own laptop? Ok, I can technically do this now, but parts are often motherboard specific, with ITX and smaller form factors it might be possible to buy generic laptop cases/batteries and swap parts as it ages.

Well, I can dream anyway...

more than 4 years ago

Tetris Clones Pulled From Android Market

FinchWorld Re:Not really relevant, but what's with the clones (396 comments)

I write code (Ansi C) and design hardware for Atmel/PICs/PSoC devices almost exclusively in work. I have however been wanting to write games, in my own time, because it has always interested me. However the idea for a game i have is quite complex, though not graphically intensive, and im not entirely certain where to start.

However, that would not be the first game a write. I would write tick tack toe, tetris or pong. Why? The game rules are simple and I know how they are handled. It would be a nice intro into writing games. I would then likely modify the game, just to see what I can do and if I and others like it, hell why not try to make a couple quid with it, worse that can happen is market forces say no and I have just the experience of doing it as a reward.

But maybe thats just me.

P.s. If anyone does know of a good intro to game making (Win/Linux/Mac 2D stuff), point me that way?

more than 4 years ago

An Early Look At Civilization V

FinchWorld Removal Of Religion? (286 comments)

Religion, whilst not game changing as many other factors (Hello pratorians!), made an interesting difference to diplomacy and a slight boost to gold. It was also useful to spread to opponents cities to allow spying/gold generation, and was one of the few reasons to consider open borders. It'll be interesting to see how the civics will be altered to reflect the lack of religion. On a side note anyone know of a decent guide to get Civ 4 (or generic guide for games) running under Ubuntu 9.10 x64 with ATI propriety drivers (HD4600)? I've got it working on a different comp using a Geforce card but not the ATI.

more than 4 years ago



Does this Poll have enough options?

FinchWorld FinchWorld writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FinchWorld writes "Does this Poll have enough options?

1. Yes
2. No
3. Whats a Poll?
4. My option isn't here!
5. CowboyNeal"


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