No-one censored my reading when growing up, not my parents, not my school and not my library. This meant I was exposed to some very adult themes at a young age, but back then we did not have the violence and profanity we now have in video games and so I needed something to trigger a life of psychotic disregard for my… » 10/01/14 12:51pm Today 12:51pm

I've started a reread of Jon Courtney Grimwood's books Pashazade, Effendi and Falaheen. Set in Northern Africa in the near future of an alternative history where the European empires of the 19th century still hold sway, they are the story of a man suddenly told he is someone else, he has family and a title and he has… » 10/01/14 2:21pm Today 2:21pm

Why don't they just reboot the series and call the next one "Windows" that way we don't have to worry about continuity of driver and hardware and they can attract in a new, younger, hipper audience. Sure, the old blow-hards will always say it's been dumbed down, it's all flashy effect and no story and it just isn't… » 9/30/14 3:02pm Yesterday 3:02pm

a) Anyone who posts is obviously a complete narcissist, so the first place they would click would be on their own name or icon. Or maybe their interface designers like playing games, rumours are that in the next update all the controls change positions every five minutes, it's called mobile interactivity. » 9/30/14 1:45pm Yesterday 1:45pm

Just a niggle, you mention wind screaming at supersonic velocities, I'm not 100% on the details, but faster than the speed of sound you are not going to hear the sounds of your passing. Any sounds moving through the air will not reach you until after you stop. You will have the noise of vibration in your flying… » 9/30/14 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

I lose track of which Windows editions I am supposed to like and which ones I am supposed to hate, every so often they try something new and people hate it for no good reason other than it was different than before. I just upgrade whenever I build a new computer and for me each edition is less trouble than the last. » 9/29/14 3:26pm Monday 3:26pm