Info and forum posts by 'Miles'
Joined on: Monday, 7th May 2001, 13:46, Last used: Friday, 30th August 2013, 08:59
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This user has posted a total of 7611 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.01 messages a day, or 7.04 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 0 messages, which is on average 0 messages a day.
Recent Messages Posted:
"Hopefully not mate. I still don`t Facebook or Twit.."
Don't worry, you've still got my email address for the odd shout out.
Rob, I tried to also quote part of your post, but it wouldn't do two of them (I now have two "Quote" elements hanging around on the page which I can't remove).
The fact the posting element overlays the thread postings (when it used to be inline) is a poor choice in my view.
I don't have an issue with change, when it's for the better, but that depends on how each user uses the site, and your changes simply don't make a lot of sense to me as a user.
Snaps - I never said I found it complicated, I said "I couldn't get on with it", which basically means I don't like it. I work as an IT developer (for trading systems and web applications - so I'm not bad with computers ;)).
I actually find that Facebook is now pretty easy to use, and providing you manage who & what you see on your news feed (as I do) then you get to see stuff you actually might be interested in.
Anyway, I wish you all the best.
Well folks, I thought this may be an apt thread for it, and not intending to be over dramatic about it, but I can't see me visiting the site much longer.
I figured I'd post rather than completely fading away without saying anything.
There's a few reasons for it, for those who can be arsed to read them.
1) Lack of time!
I simply don't have the time to spare anymore with two small children and a pretty demanding job. Other things (like sleep!) seem to be higher on my priority list these days.
2) Recent site changes.
I know Rob works hard on the site and it's not only about the forums, but that's really only what I used it for. With the recent changes to the layout and colours I simply can't get on with it, so it seems / feels like a lot of effort simply browsing...and the mobile version on my iPhone seems even worse :(
3) Other sites...
A number of the regulars from here that I enjoy 'chatting' with I am friends with on Facebook etc. so I won't lose touch with them. There are also others like Ben & Neil who I now only communicate with via Facebook after they stopped visiting.
So there you have it...it's been a blast, but so long and thanks for all the fish.
All the best
Wow, it really can`t be selling well can it.
Gareth Williams says...
I was starting to worry last week when it was only just over half way there
Yeah, me too.
Thankfully it looks like it`s a "go"!
I`m hoping that EA don`t swoop in and offer a ton of money to produce it and take away the `independence` of it, but I just can`t see £350k being enough to develop a brilliant title. I will happily be proved wrong. :D
Added to the watch list, thanks.
Good to see a couple of British guys taking the lead :)
Second vote for CutePDF.
I`ve got a load of ply in the garage which I`m going to use to make covers for the open window frame.
The only issue I think I`ll have is the size of the rooms. My bedroom is pretty big (4mx6m) which is larger than the max they recommend, but I figure it`s got to be better than nothing.
Belle`s is definitely the hottest room though, and that`s 5mx3.5m so should be within the limit of 20m2
Yeah,that`s the one mate. How did you handle the exhaust?
I reckon the units are hit and miss, as some say it`s ace, but others say the same as you. I`ll be sorting mine out today before deciding whether it`s kept or not.
I think you need to have the developer licence in order to build and deploy the app.
I already have Xcode on the Macbook, just don`t want to pony up the developer fee.
EDIT: Anyway, planning on getting the next Google `nexus` phone anyway :D
This item was edited on Thursday, 18th July 2013, 11:06
Damn, forgot this last night, was going to try it :(
You might end up spending more than that on one, The retailer I work for has now more than doubled the price of fans as nobody else in the are has any stock.Such a shame :(
I`ve ordered a `portable` unit from Argos to arrive tomorrow. It has mixed reviews (some love it, others hate it) - but I`m giving it a shot.
Just need to grab a piece of ply from the garage, cut to the size of the window, then put a hole in it for the exhaust of the unit and gaffa tape everything in place :)
I`ll be heading out in the morning to see if someone has a portable air conditioning unit left anywhere (I may well have left it too late).
If we`re due to hit 35 degrees next week, then I`ll happily spend £400 on one tomorrow!
Yeah, forget the wireless for speed tests Jim, they`re crap (unless you`re sitting in a radiowave protected room!)
As for the PS3, I wouldn`t trust it either. It reports only 25Mbps (ish) on my 55Mbps connection.
Speedtest.net (on the PC / laptop wired in to the router) seems to give me the most accurate readings.
Great show. Not sure where they`re going with it next though.
I think it`ll be my first Kickstarter backing! :D
EDIT: Done. May have to wait a while for completion, but it certainly looks like what I wanted a Syndicate sequel to look & play like.
This item was edited on Tuesday, 9th July 2013, 19:02
Stick with it.I intend to...the sleep wasn`t caused by the game, more the sleep deprivation!
Received it yesterday, made it as far as the first part of gameplay (after the cinematics) where you start to walk around and interact with a ladder (!?!?) before I fell asleep from sheer exhaustion....I had my 4 week old baby sleeping on my chest whilst trying to play it.
I can see this game taking me a while!
Have succumbed and ordered this one.
God knows when I`ll really get time to play it properly (i.e. be awake enough), but I look forward to it anyway!
I`m tempted to try out their £22 a year cloud service to see if it`s any better than the Apple one I currently pay for. I only really used it to improve the quality of some of the earlier rips I have (and can`t be arsed to re-rip because it means finding the boxes from the loft with the CDs in!)
Si Wooldridge says...
Just logged into Cloud player and it added 159 albums and 2731 songs. Sadly that isn`t them all, so I`ve had to send a query to Customer Service to see if I can get the rest - although I feel a little ungrateful in doing so...
Yeah, I`m not convinced they have all of mine, but I`m not overly worried. I`ve ripped everything of mine since the year 2000 anyway.
They did say that it wouldn`t apply to all CDs (something to do with licences / royalties).
When I log in to the cloud player it came up with the message about how they`d added x number of songs based on my past purchases.
Interesting to see that RJS auto-adds a "myrevxxx" link to the end of Amazon links :D
This item was edited on Thursday, 27th June 2013, 13:59
I`m sorry, did you say something? ;)
I`m pretty impressed with Amazon for doing this:
Just logged on to my account and seen that they`ve added a load of songs that I`d previously bought on CD.
Si Wooldridge says...
You`re missing the point. Whilst long-term that may well be true, it doesn`t help with the immediate problem. If everyone could shed pounds/stones at will then that kind of advice, I assume, might help but considering how difficult it can be to shift unwanted weight, that`s no help at all for someone with a twisted ankle or head cold in that moment.No, I`m not "missing the point".
It`s quite possible that the quote was taken out of context, or was an exert of a longer quote (which may state something similar to my point), but I think it highlights the need for a more drastic approach.
They`ve gone as far as to define obesity as a `disease` - so the medical establishment obviously think it`s a pretty serious issue (one that I`m sure we`ll be facing in the not too distant future). Therefore, something drastic has to be done - i.e. telling everyone who goes to see their doctor with an ailment that they need to be in the `healthy` range of body weight & fat, and repeating that message over and over.
Do you really think it`s that difficult to shed unwanted weight?
I personally believe that we`ve just become lazy and our tastes have adjusted to the sugary / fatty / salty foods that we consume so much of - to the point where we find it incredibly hard to give them up.
I`m just as guilty as the next person of over-indulging and not doing regular exercise, but I`m now well aware of it and also whether I`ve gone too far (I wasn`t so aware 6 years ago).
So there`s a large element of education that needs to take place, whether that`s something that will be successful or not I don`t know. But when you consider the prolific fast food industry in developed countries I find it hard to believe we can really turn it around.
This item was edited on Wednesday, 26th June 2013, 10:37
I love this quote in the article:
"You might go to the doctor with a twisted ankle or a head cold and be told you need to lose weight, which doesn`t help with the twisted ankle or the head cold," she says.
Surely you`re less likely to twist your ankle if you`re fit and healthy? (Assuming you`re exercising).
Also, I thought it was the case that the healthier you are the better your immune system responds?
Chris Gould says...
Never got into The Sopranos; I remember him best as the psychotic mob henchman who beats up Patricia Arquette in True Romance.
Said exactly the same thing to a mate earlier today.
because we all know miles wouldn`t like it without an SSD!!!
Good lad ;)
The problem they now have is that they showed their intention with their original plans...something that they could easily re-introduce if they wanted to in future, piece by piece.
That is assuming that their owner base is high enough to not worry too much about it :D
Does anyone know anybody who`s pre-ordered one??