* Posts by MJI

4095 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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Re: Speculation

Funny but I can't think of many reasons to buy Audi over British alternatives. And for 4wd any reason not to buy a Land Rover model - on older ones spares are so cheap and plentiful.

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'I urge everyone to fight back' – woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

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Fallout 4

I will be getting later this year and will be playing it on a fork of BSD

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Re: Smart Lady

See her picture, she does give the impression doesn't she?

Don't mess her about

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I have been very wary

of Windows updates since WGA.

I have never had a WGA infected XP box, my boss did and it shut down and would not woirk due to a false positive.

He wasted a day on that!.

I have manually checked since then and 5583 is not allowed near any 7 box.

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Re: Hope she has the sense…

Funny but

last year for the first time I advised someone to do this.

ASked what they wanted to do

Web surfing

Apple I tunes

So I said get a Mack, that was avoind Win8 and wil be more solid for Apple software

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Bumping good news over bad

I have sen this at work.

Yes it does happen, there are various work from home schemes, where you do lots of little tasks for a very small amount of mony, but it adds up, say £100 a week average.

Most of it is categorising new web pages, but there are quite a few page rank boosting, very interesting how it works.

The user gets one job, search x site, then y site, then z site, always google.

But all users get this job.

I have seen pages get boosted like this, or bad news (school shootings) pushed down by boosting other pages.

I have always thought money to be made off google by selling them the info, then they can down rank them again, but I have no idea if the home eorker would or not.

But one I remember seeing was a stairlift company trying to uprank past the big names.

BTW this is not me but I know people doing this working from home.

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Those Xbox Fitness vids you 'bought'? Look up the meaning of the word 'rent'

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Seemd to be on a hiding to nothing

Gamers do not tend to do their exersizing by their consoles. Either no exersize, gymn or they go outside.

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Re: Smart TV's as well

TV clients are a moving goalpost. And normally written by the TV channels.

But I do have a Sony device from about 10 years ago, that does BBC I Player

I have one from two three years ago and shITV do not support it, despite large sales.

I'd ask BBC.

They seem to understand TV streaming quite well.

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Dry those eyes, ad blockers are unlikely to kill the internet

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Re: People who use adblockers...

Radio ads - Admiral caused me to not listen to the radio for about a year, high pitched whistle nearly caused crashes. Now use BBC local radio since our ILR got Borged

TV ads - entertaining ones get watched, and if it is for a game I like the look of watched multiple times. But otherwise skip skip skip

Internet ads - only viewed on certain forums when ads are related, and are of things I am actually interested in, otherwise blocked

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Re: @werdsmith - People who use adblockers...

charity bags

We love them

Free bin nags

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Re: People who use adblockers...

One forum I use had safe relevant adverts, I used them, I liked them, no problem at all, got to see what they were bringing out new for me to buy.

This is for a particular hobby, and all advertisers were suppliers to that hobby.

Now they have moved to "Unable to connect" "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at adserver.adtech.de."

Which will NOT be let out of HOSTS.

Now I don't get to see them and I actually wanted to.

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Re: An advertiser confesses ..

I gave up with shITV since they check for the installation of ABP, but I do understand, the first thing you see is an advert, then it tells you off for blocking ads.

We actually stopped watching a couple of series as they made it too difficult. Comedy in a job centre was one, missed an episode, blocked us on PC so gave up.

ITV are rubbish though, at least C4 have a console client.

Easier to use TPB than ITV

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Re: Oh f**k

Can the downvoters please give their email address so I can set the teenagers onto them?

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Unhappy

Oh f**k

Got 3 upset teenagers here, all wanted to stay in.

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Technology shares slide with Brexit vote, except ARM

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Goodbye frying pan

Hello fire

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Happy Mappiversary, Ordnance Survey

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I like maps

And have quite a collection of 1:50,000 and now 1:25,000

So usefull to find your way around with.

Worst maps are googles online junk with light grey roads on light grey background.

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Pull on your branded rival T-shirt, it's time to party with Nutanix

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BORING

Absolutely nothing to do with NMT

You entice us in with a picture of it, then nothing

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Lester Haines: RIP

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Re: Oh no. Pratchett, Banks, Lester

After last weeks incedent up north, I'd be careful what you wish for.

Try reality TV contestants

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Unhappy

Just looked and

His last article was about Pasties.

Remember him when you next eat a hot snack.

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What a shock

RIP Lester.

55 is no age as well

So sad

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Smut shaming: Anonymous fights Islamic State... with porn

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Re: Worth 1,000 Words

Yes 76 per group, 1 of them and 75 of his mates

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Re: Worth 1,000 Words

I saw a link to it once, loads of bearded men discussing all the hot gay sex they get.

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Wales gives anti-vaping Blockleiters a Big Red Panic Button

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Re: Vaping is harmless

Since it is a way of stopping tobacco dependancy and hopefully improving some peoples health. It is better than fags.

But I expect it is not perfect, substances may be OK to eat, but breathing them?

Also no smoking nor vaping here, waste of beer, wine and cider money!

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Re: Not all vapers are cnunts

Good, I think vaping is an excellent way to get rid of cigarette smoking.

If I do not notice them, why would it bother me?

That said some go for huge clouds, or huge strange looking devices, like they are trying to draw attention to themselves.

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Re: No need for a vegan button

Good idea, they are annoying, the ones locally especially

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Re: Idiots in charge of drugs regulation.

Never understood why MDMA and Cannabis are illegal rather than controlled and taxed.

Banning as messed up Cannabis (high strength rather than well grown) and Extasy.

I have known users of both and I found being in the company of dope smokers preferable to cigarette smokers.

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Re: Vaping is harmless

Current views appear that vaping is a lot less harmfull than smoking, but level of harm is currently not fully known, only that glycerin? may be an issue.

So it seems better than smoking, but not as good as nothing at all.

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Microsoft splashes Virtual Reality-slinging 'Scorpio' Xbox

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Re: More marketing lies by Microsoft, Sony and AMD...

While you are moaning, we are enjoying playing our games.

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Re: Both were good ideas but

Precision

Move was actually very precise, you used it a bit like a mouse, but it was OK for sports games if you wanted. I just liked it for shooting things.

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Both were good ideas but

Kinect had a silly name and silly games, a few good ones but was too early to market. Also lack of buttons.

Move worked but was overshadowed by Wiiii and Kinect, and not helped by lack of game support, or occasional poor implementation. COD and BF would have pushed it mainstream.

I will admit to being a Move user, for First Person Shooters, but most sheep played COD and BF, not Killzone nor Resistance.

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Now I'm hungry

But then you will have no pasty when you get home.

Yes last time I went there I smuggled out pasties and Rattler

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Re: Now I'm hungry

No no no

Drive to Cornwall, find a really good pasty supplier, drive home at speed.

Sit down, enjoy pasty.

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Re: Just when I think I've firmly decided on Remain

That is an issue, Ginsters is better than 3 but not as good as 1.

It seems strange defending them, but when you live miles from Cornwall and get the urge, sometimes it is the only way to get a fix.

Better a Ginsters than a Pork Farms.

When in Cornwall loads of decent Pasties, would not even look at a Ginsters, let alone eat one.

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Re: Sarcasm

OI

I have relations growing pasty components, Cornish beef to be precise

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Re: Sarcasm

And a lot of these faux pasties were disgusting, making Ginsters seem like a work of culinary genious

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Re: Heathens!!

Seen loads crimped along the top.

And they were a lot better than Ginsters.

Home made by Cornish born women.

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Re: Heathens!!

A few things

Pasty Crimping

It really depends who is doing it, Can be along the top or the side, but more concerned for the pastry than over the way it is crimped.

Different people do it different ways, depends who they learnt from.

My mum did them along top and offset. Just get the ingredients correct.

Ginsters

Now a quandary, yes they are a Cornish pasty, yes they are not that good, but a huge BUT.

They are better than the rubbish produced by many other producers around the UK, much much better. Wrong pastries, wrong meats, added carrots, really cheap ingredients. When you get guff like this even a Ginsters pasty is nice.

So the best way to describe a Ginsters pasty is OK, BTW their steak slices are pretty gruesome!

I find Rowes are pretty good, some of the small bakery ones can quite variable in quality, one day very good the next unedible. Have had this with a producer in the Lizzard.

I still regret the passing of the Falmouth Pasty Co chain as theirs were good, and available up here!

But if you are on holiday and find a good supplier, remember them for future use.

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Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

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Important questions.

Will Classic Theme Restorer still work?

Will Greasemonkey still work?

Of course I expect ABP will work.

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Broadcom sues Sony over MPEG, wireless etc patents in PlayStation 4

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Or is a case of

You are not LSI go away?

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Beleaguered 123-reg customers spot price hike

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Well

Our Yank customers do accept that any software they get works natively in mm and converts for edit and view.

25.4 is now the number

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Yankdates

Bloody impossible to work out.

Had lots of moans about reports not working while testing software, because none of us could get our heads around the dates.

"Why is 24/04/16 an invalid date?"

"Why is a report from 01/04/16 to 01/05/16 empty? I put on loads of orders for today."

Was a simple code change but a nightmare to test.

Imperial was easy in comparison. Just a matter of scale. And making sure all rounding was consistant. Putting floating point mm into integer mm pushed to wrong 1/16".

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90 days of Android sales almost beat 9 months' worth for all flavours of Win 10

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Re: They are not comparable.

One simple thing.

Most Windows applications are WIN32 or X64

If a Windows phone cannot run WIN32 it is at a huge disadvantage in numbers of applications.

So Windows phones are niot proper Windows, and until WIN32 works on them will not be.

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Oculus backtracks on open software promise

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There is only one headset I could get anyway

And I doubt I will

PC too old, and PC is too much like work (I work in IT).

So I have to have my games console one.

But apart from running about in a mech suit not much I actually want.

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Re: Users are the Product

127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com

that solves it

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Re: Not surprised

Pre orders

Do not pre order anything not from Naughty Dog

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Re: Workaround

DVD advert skipping blocked.

Just meant I stopped buying DVDs

For a few months it was rip DVD & burn DVD-R, so I removed a step and just did the burn.

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Troll seeks toll because iPhones work

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Cheapest answer

Is to hire a hitman and dispose of them

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Wayne Rooney razzles in X-Men: Apocalypse plug

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So it was

Someone looking like a potato trying to sell Daiwoo cars (they are not Chevrolets - where are the V8s?)

A few footballists being annoying.

Waste of time

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Pandora investor: Sell this company sooner rather than later

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Re: Pandora

The one in town is next to Costa.

(Wife likes some of their stuff)

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

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Depends on what is done.

When the modifications are not huge, or are for health reasons (such as John Innes tomatoes) there is very little to object over. I would personally welcome developments like this.

But I personally would avoid food with modifications to cope with extreme amounts of pesticide, or where cross kingdom (fish in grain)

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