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* Posts by MJI

3215 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

UK's a very popular target for EMEA cyberspies – report

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EMEA?

East Midlands and East Anglia?

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Sunset Overdrive: Exploding teddy bears, dragon fights and more in a tangerine blast

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Re: the 10 Xbox One owners might be overjoyed with this

It won't, I am pretty sure it came down to IP ownership.

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My son is more bothered .......

Where is the next Ratchet and Clank game?

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

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Linux

Oops

I read it as Penguins and demons

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HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist

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Perhaps whales killed them off?

Due to their brain size and ability, perhaps the cetations killed off the more dangerous sharks?

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BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army

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Re: How are they going to fit it to his bicycle?

Sir Bradley rides bicycles not sharks!

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How are they going to fit it to his bicycle?

And what use will he have for it?

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Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring

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Re: Westfield SEight

Ah the car to terrify every other sports car & hot hatch on the road.

Oh look boy racer, a real engine and in a light car.

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Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just that

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Re: Weird Reality

They have some strange names for property shops.

I hope this stupid domains crash and burn

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Weird

.spot - OK for acne treatments I suppose

.reality - wierd, anyway wouldn't they be better off with Tuvalu domains for their reality shows.

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Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

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Excellent article

I never knew about Sopwith and Hawker being basically the same company

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Replacing pilots

I could see that for bombing missions, but not yet for fighters.

That said there are better pilots out there than the US top guns. See FAA and RAF

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

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A village has lost its idiot.

Why would it matter if a British person wrecked the Norks only computer?

Why would it matter if a British security person hacked into say a Middle East system to dig up ISIS information?

This idiot wants to criminalise GCHQ!

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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Stuff that - too much like hard work I have had cat A since 1980.

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Re: Fuse wire - EFI churning

Unless a sensor is starting on its way out, had to crank a bit when the crank sensor started to fail, and I needed recovery in the middle of a postal strike!

After the strike fitted the new sensor, perfect.

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Re: Cruise control - maintaning speed

Last two cars were built without cruise but added trivially. One was stalk and software, the other was a few switches.

Cruise should be free or at most £50.

Maintaining speeds.

I used to own a tuned old hatch with some rally components, very little weight and a three figure power output. The biggest engine version would hassle contemporary super cars.

On the motorway I would keep to around 80, now hills were fun, I could keep my speed up the steepest going past the repmobiles, but they were so eager to pass me back on the down hills, simply due to car age. (Did not happen with newer cars) This would happen again and again. Actually it was a great car to identify knobs, and it even raised smiles from traffic police.

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Oil heat exchangers

Actually they are pretty good, they heat the oil up quicker to operating temperatures and then keep them from getting too hot.

Warms the engine up quicker

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Re: As I have a horrendously long commute

headwinds

I once managed 10mpg driving into a head wind while towing. So blustery I avoided the A30 across Bodmin.

About 40l of propane after 90 miles.

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I used to commute by bike, but the trip got boring so I went faster and faster until I got caught!

large bikes cruised well around 70-80

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Chasing lockup

Actually if you are trying to hypermile an auto you will be doing this a lot, chasing lock up top.

Most autos I have driven lock up around 50, so if you are following a car and they are desparately trying to drive at 50 rather than 45 - they are trying to hypermile a traditional auto.

It can make quite a bit of difference in economy.

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Better to keep an existing car running than waste resources making another

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Re: LED lighting

I agree those PWM rear lights are horrific. Sometimes you cannot even work out which car they are on.

I detest those driving lights too, At dusk as bad as main beam

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Re: Depends on assumptions

I bit my oil filter would not get stone chipped.

It is changed from the top!

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Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

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The tunnel - lots of odd things

Well that tunnel has no doors in it, and no passageways behind the walls, also no ladders nor stariways..

Simply is a curved hole under a hill.

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Virgin Media DOUBLE-PUNCHED by BSkyB AND BT over ad fibs

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Re: "We're no good, but we're the least shitiest."

You forgot

"We are not Murdoch."

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Need to switch from Windows Server 2003? Here’s a workshop just for you

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I think MS should do it all for free

After the tactics used to kill off the proper PC server company I think MS should do it for free.

RIP Netware

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

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As a fatter person

My issue is sitting at a desk all day and too tired to take many walks in the evening.

I don't eat as much as I did when young either

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Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so

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Re: HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA

When I as small I was shocked when episode 2 of Sale of the Century came on TV, they had already had it!

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EE TV: Network snubs 'Auntie's antique' for mobe-happy set-top box

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Oh is isn't

The EE I thought it was.

English Electric

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Official: BT wins £420m Wales PSN gig... just as we said it would

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However

I do wish I could get BT to traffic shape MY traffic to prioritise PSN over bloody youtube, or anything else.

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Am I the only one?

Who wondered what they were doing with Playstation Network?

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Behind the Facebook DRAG QUEEN CRACKDOWN: 'Anonymity soon!'

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Pets

My wife set up a load to get more Farmville crap, and they never noticed, pity the chipmunk died a few years ago (he was old)

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Sapphire glass maker's woes caused by Apple relationship 'breakdown'

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Just glad

I am glad my Hunter has nearly 200 Sapphire wires.

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Shift up, gran! Microsoft turns living room into AR game 'space'

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Re: Prior Art

Yes

Limited Slip Diff

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Fiat 500S: So pleasingly sporty we didn't want to give it back

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Re: Uh?

No, much better bike engines

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Seen much better

Last week was better, but Moffat was better when not show running, this last episode was just silly.

Moffat high points are

Blink, "Are you my mummy?", GITF, Rory as a Roman Centurion and Auton. And the War Doctor.

RTD had more shockers, but also knew how to delegate. I still think Turn Left was his highlight.

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Re: It's Dr Who

As far as I can recall ACC never had FTL travel in any of his stories

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Google ordered to tear down search results from its global dotcom by French court

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Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong

It is the V sign made with the index and middle fingers, originally done to prove you still have your longbow string pulling fingers.

See Harvey Smith

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

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Built two W7 recently

Also boot into Mint

Our home PC (as opposed to childrens) is XP as it was built just over 5 years ago and it was the OS of choice, it still runs all I need as I chucked a quad core chip in it.

BTW XP can run software Win7 cannot

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Bring back the flag

That new Windows logo is shite, bring back the coloured flag

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Renault Twingo: Small, sporty(ish), safe ... and it's a BACK-ENDER

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Re: Nobody will buy the smaller engine

It is RWD, no one is so stupid as to do rear engine front drive.

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Re: Fiat 500?

Coventry Climax.

Lovely little engine.

Fine in an Imp but terrible in its final home, which why I sold one to a trike builder and dropped an Avenger 1600 in.

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Emma Watson should SHUT UP, all this abuse is HER OWN FAULT

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Non fruity.

Do you actually know what Blackberries are?

Small black berries of fruit.

They are nice stewed with apples and served with custard

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Range Rover to fit trendy new SUV with FRIKKIN' LASER HUDs

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I prefer things like

Centre diff lock.

Low range.

Self levelling suspension.

An engine with character.

I have been in an Evoque and I much prefer my Discovery 2.

Not quite as fast, but much roomier and those twin sunroofs.

Mine is the cross over model, last of the traditional things, such as two live axles, transfer box with diff lock, an engine designed by them rather than a Ford or BMW lump. But new features as well such as traction control and HDC. And the only model with hydraulic anti roll

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eBay promises to refund seller fees after latest MASSIVE OUTAGE

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Re: I would move like a shot

I genuinely had issues with idiot buyers. I was offering a repair service for an item, they buy the repair then leave neg feedback because I did not send an item and they demanded one.

No morons read the advert "Repair Service" the picture "repair service" and the big warning in the advert

5 in two months

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4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

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Re: Consumers who care about quality?

Stretch and crop

Or why I didn't buy a WS TV until I had WS broadcasts.

I am happy have black bars to get the correct look.

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Re: Chicken and Egg

Those bitrates are pretty low compared to disc media

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Re: On being slowly boiled alive with video standards

Digital Terrestrial depended on

Your TV & decoder

Where you live

When

I have seen DTTV which was as good as a good DVD, I have seen DTTV as good as a video CD.

Where you live, my digital reception was better than my analogue - same aerial

TV Anamorphic widescreen is prefereable to letterboxing, RGB usually bypasses artificial sharpening. My last TV had pretty shocking sharpening that I actually considered physically disabling it. It was disabled in movie mode so I used that for video tapes, everything else used carefully set up personal. BUT RGB sources were DVD, PS2, DTTV PVRs, and the TV tuner was internally RGB, so I just never bothered.

The decoder in my TV was also very good, but the TV basically wore out and was also not 8K compliant, sold due to wanting HD.

Early bitrates were higher than today.

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Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U

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I fit none

I don't like football

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Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please

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Re: Get Lost Murdoch

I try to do my best.

I supported OnDigital

I torrented things he took off FTA TV (then bought the DVD)

I refuse to even read his bog paper.

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