The honours list these days is pretty much just a mention of popularity. 50 years ago the list was much shorter and contained mainly people who had done something noteworthy over a protracted period of time. These days those people are still on there but they also bung on a load of people who are famous and recently did something big because they need the PR.
I'm a bit late joining this discussion, but I have to say that I absolutely love my iPhone (I was late joining that bandwagon too). The massive range of apps is one of the main reasons for this, and a major reason for why I wanted it, but why not? Anything that adds to the range of functions a product has can't be bad.
But the quality of the sound you get on phone calls is fantastic and network coverage (for O2 at least) is brilliant. The only places I've managed to cause it problems are deep in the Cotswolds and miles away from anywhere in the Highlands - even then the signal was simply unreliable and never went for long. And now there's even a choice of operators so you can probably find one to suit any location.
I've dropped it a handful of times (from about 5 feet off the ground due to not being used to the shape or getting used to the case I have) and nothing's gone wrong yet. I've jailbroken it both successfully and unsuccessfully, and iTunes never fails to restore factory settings without a hitch.
So er, yeah, that went a little long. But you get the jist. I've not used that many other smartphones, but I've tried a couple of Blackberrys and some new Nokia and Samsung things and while they offer a lot of the same functions it comes down to the selection of apps to make the deciding factor. Everyone in my band got an iPhone after trying somebody else's
I've got nothing much planned myself either. Me and the other half watching Jools Holland, I expect I've been hoping for the past 5 years or so to be playing on it rather than just watching, but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe next year!
Happy new year (soonish), those at the front of the world
I reckon Mike is the first person I've ever heard mention "American cars" and "oversteer" in the same breath. Most people call them boats for the simple reason they tend not to turn immediately when you tell them to
I've not noticed any major physics changes between the two versions, though I guess the tyre flex might change some of it. It is possible that your 'Ring example was down to a slightly different track model as well as any minor physics changes.
There was a stock Cobra championship in FM2, wasn't there? I had to hire the AI to do it because I found driving the thing so frustrating. Had a similar issue with the old Ford GT40
First gig of 2010 set up for January 2nd. Ring in the New Year (a little bit late) at The Horn. Be among the first to hear what effect the recording process has had on the new songs! Learn the words in time for the album release in spring!
Yes I should update this thread more often, but I forget.
I think you have to admire the work, even if it is utterly pointless. After all, the entire throttle system would have to be designed from scratch, god knows what kind of brakes it'll need since there shouldn't be much mechanical braking.
My biggest worries are for people around him. If that bonnet is 270 degrees C, what happens if you need to open it? Or, worst case, if you run into someone or something. The heat of the metal plus the jet firing out the top would melt everything around it and potentially ignite the already-highly-dangerous jet fuel.
Yes, before him I didn't think it was possible to fail at the internet. But somehow he managed it.
But it's (or I guess it WAS) an interesting social experience. You just know he was one of those kids who set fire to cat tails, or at least wanted to, stomped on tadpoles, strangled bunnies and all that other kind of stuff that means you're heading for complete sociopathy. Would anyone be surprised if he ended up opening fire in a crowded plaza? I don't think so.
Of course it is. The guy will probably have created a new forum somewhere and left that one open for registrations so people will leave him alone. He's still a legendary internet failure though - create some topics to tell him
You mentioned it! You should NEVER mention the rally pack!
The problem with any community is that once people feel comfortable they start thinking that everyone wants to hear what they have to say, no matter how utterly inane it might be. So there's the spam threads and posts covered.
In conversations of a serious nature, people are posting about things they feel strongly about (religion being one of those things). It's impossible to have a conversation without more than one viewpoint and it's pointless to try and have a conversation if none of the parties involved are willing to listen as much as they speak. So they quickly devolve from reasonable discussions to full-blown hate spam arguments. That's what happens when everyone assumes they're right about everything.
I always say, the average IQ is inversely proportionate to the population. The more people in one place, the more stupid the group mind becomes. The same applies here. When it's a handful of friends nobody wants to upset the others because it will negatively affect them. Once you approach hundreds of active users losing one you're not that close to isn't such a big deal. Sad times.