The Best of Comment Spam #3

Lovely spam, wonderful spa-a-m.

A long time ago, I had a look at the sheer bizarreness of the comments Akismet squirrels away from my eyes and files as spam. It’s been a while, so lets have a look and see if things are any more sensible on the comment spam front, shall we?

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Well hello to you too! Or “????????????” perhaps? No idea what this is all about. Apologies if it’s rude. In case you can’t tell, it’s all in Russian. Or a load of question marks. Either works.

cigarettes roll your own

Roll my own what?

Hahahahahahaha, this politics related YouTube video is truly so comical, I liked it. Thanks in favor of sharing this

Not as funny as you forgetting to include the link you’re trying to spam. Whoops!

TELL A FRIEND.

Um, OK. Tell them what, exactly?

It is in point of fact a great and useful piece of information. I am satisfied that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

This was actually a reply to this Shenmue post. I’m glad someone found a silly webchat windup so profoundly useful.

Wow, this post is good, my younger sister is analyzing theese things, thus I amm going to convey her

Convey her… where? What things are your younger sister “analyzing”? Can’t you do that yourself? Surely you’ll need to after she’s been conveyed. Hmm.

What is unusual is that before going back to sleep, I reached for my phone and put my troops to work. The more soldiers you have, the more hospitals you will need. You can use pick one activity or use both as you are teaching nursery rhymes.

This is spy code, right? So, erm, the black raven flies at midnight?

I think we can see that no, things have no improved.

Xbox.com’s broken psychicness

On the Xbox Rewards site at the moment there’s a section where you can get a “user type” created, depending on how you use your Xbox. It’s here, if you want to do it.

It is, of course, completely broken. Like everything else on xbox.com, whenever I’m asked anything about what I use my Xbox for, I’m careful to point out “Games”. And nothing else. No films, TV, music, social networking, chicken farming or strategic planning. Or Kinect.

So I answered with:

Which gave me this profile:

Um. Right.

As expected: A Weakness

So The Hut has this thing. Here.

Which means Sonic Generations for the 3DS, plus Super Monkey Ball 3DS, for £34.95. Then take £3.50 off with a 10% Off voucher, and then 94p further for Quidco, and you get Sonic Generations 3DS for £15.26 and one silly, silly boy.

Bah.

The Best of Comment Spam #2

Lets have a little look at what spam Akismet has caught for me recently, yes?

Hey guys,

Do you want to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 full movie online? It is not released yet but you can watch it already!

Uh, no thanks!

This has made my day. I wish all psotigns were this good.

All my psotigns are this good. Whatever they are.

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tl;dr version: bookmarked, thanks.

This has made my day. I wish all posnigts were this good.

I have good posnigts too.

Now I know who the birany one is, I?ll keep looking for your posts.

I like a good birany, but I’d prefer a makhani, truth be told.

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Kinky! I think. More women should be itchy to work hard right to their lettuce, in my opinion.

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Oh fabulous writer, with all your creative grammar and punctuation you are really spoiling me!

The Spending So Far

Last year, as well as tracking all the games I’d played, I also tracked all the games I’d bought. At the end of the year, I’d spent £590.32. Not bad.

I’m tracking expenditure this year too, and, since we’re almost half way through the year, I thought I’d have a quick peek to see how I’m doing.

£612.05. In half a year. Oops!

The Rapture: A post about the PS3

I have, in the past, been quite vocal about my dislike for Sony products. Specifically, the Playstation, Playstation 2, and the PSP. All of which I own, all of which I hate. In fact, I have no idea why I even bought a PSP. I didn’t want one, and just had £125 in my pocket one day when I saw a white one for sale for £125. Fool and his money, etc.

My main gripe with all of these, but the PS2 the most, is the controller. I loathe it. It’s not a device for helping me make my man on the screen do what I want it to do – it’s a tool for making me die over and over because I can’t work it. Maybe my hands are broken, but I simply cannot get on with it. The sticks are in the wrong place. The dead zone is huge. There’s not enough resistance. The d-pad is terrible. The buttons with shapes on – I can never remember which is where (oh! the fun I had with the QTE bits of GTA: San Andreas). And so on. I’ve said all this before.

However, I had a little bit of head sickness a couple of weeks ago, and bought a Slim 120GB PS3, second hand, from someone locally. I don’t know why. Especially since I couldn’t think of many PS3 exclusive games I wanted to play on it, and PSN was down so I wouldn’t even be able to buy any games from that. Anyway. I got it home, and there it sat for almost a week until Katamari Forever was delivered. Which I’ve now completed.

Thoughts!

The console itself is quite nice. It’s a little bigger than my (old-style) 360, and I’m not keen on the curved top (I can’t put anything on it then, y’see), but it’s OK, and I like the finish on the plastic. The recessed slot load drive is a bit odd, and I keep thinking discs are going to get scratched on it when they’re spat out, although that probably won’t actually happen. The unit is nice and quiet, even when reading from disc (although PS1 games seem to be quite a bit louder for some reason – but not excessively so), which puts the WHOOO!!!! LISTEN TO MEEEE!!! WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! of my 360 to shame.

The cable for the controller is too short, so I had to find a USB extension cable for when I was charging it. Also, I hate the way you have to resync the controller with the console when the battery runs out completely. I probably won’t be letting the controller battery go flat again, mind.

The controller could generate an entire ranty post all by itself, but I will say that I hate it. It’s worse than the PS2 one, even with the bits on L2/R2 that the previous owner (thankfully) fitted to fix the trigger shape problem (the triggers are normally, and stupidly, convex). The analogue stick dead zone is even bigger than the Dual Shock 2, and it’s still the wrong shape and the sticks are in the wrong place.

I never liked the “XMB” on the PSP, or even the name “XMB”, truth be told, but on the PS3 it’s bigger and even more unwieldy. All the sub menus and options and stuff are a nightmare to navigate, and I can see all my installed games listed in the same “column” will become a pain when there’s more of them.

I don’t understand the point of Home. Lots of areas that take ages to “install”, but contain nothing of interest? What am I missing? It’s a glorified chatroom, yes?

The Store is OK, much the same as the PSP one. Not really much to say about it, except it works – now at least 🙂

I do have an issue with the games and demos downloaded from the store, though. You have to install them, which in the case of Little Big Planet and InFamous took ages. Like, 20 minutes for the latter. And it can’t be done in the background. It seems silly they can background download, but not background install!

I also have an issue with turning the console off. When I do this via the controller, it doesn’t shut down straight away – I have to wait. I have to wait because I want to make sure it’s off before I turn it off at the wall (like my 360, I won’t leave it on at the mains), and this is a pain. What is it doing? Why won’t it just go off?

What else? That’s it for now, I think. I’ve had other issues with it (the Store being down, and slow when up – neither of which are the console’s fault, and the way the console always takes control of my HDMI auto-switcher even when I turn another device on after it – but this could be the fault of the other devices or the switcher).

Overall: pretty much as meh as expected. Of course, it’s all about the games (and Katamari was great), but I’ve not been converted.

I may have done a Very Bad Thing


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