* Posts by MJI

4169 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Skyscape rebrands to UKCloud following legal challenge by Sky

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Re: How much would it stand in a court?

But we do know.

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Re: How much would it stand in a court?

When in a legal case you would support MS you know they are dealing with evil.

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A legal cancer

I hate the company, for many many reason and this is just another reason to add.

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: I don't care ...

Did you see who was released from jail recently?

Have you thought why?

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Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink

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Re: Ethics..

Don't you mean Thuthex and Wethex?

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

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Remember readers

Always take a mallet into strange toilets with strange holes in the partitions.

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No, the VCR is not about to die. It died years ago. Now it's VHS/DVD combo boxes' turn

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Re: Transfer those tapes

I transfered about 20 or so camera tapes to PC, quality was not that bad, well it was good enough for some to be used on a retail DVD of a preserved railway a couple of years ago.

All played back on a 1982 portable

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Another Beta advantage, it stripped out Macrovision, I used to use it to copy rental DVDs pre burners

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Re: Actually VCRs still exist

Video home system came after Vhs like the BASIC thing.and beginners

Definately something Helican Scan

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Re: Actually VCRs still exist

Betacam not Betamax, similar mechanisms but different tapes

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Re: Actually VCRs still exist

Thought it was vertical helical though

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Sanyo

Hmm just like Sony then, bought in their Vhs rubbish rather than make their own.

As I have a few Sony and Sanyo made decks, the build quality of the 1980s decks was so much higher.

I managed to avoid the Vhs era, I did have one, but only for duplication. My work horse was a Sanyo M40 (still working) a Beta Hifi deck, my special machine a Sony SL-HF950 Superbeta deck.

Timeline was, watched Beta rentals, lost job, new job, mortgage, got some money, oh look brand new format called DVD. All along recording TV using those 2 Beta decks.

I have no pleasant memories of using Vhs, it was always that crappy format other people bought.

I still remember seeing someones edit master Vhs-Vhsand wondering why it looked worse than my final copy Beta->Superbeta->Beta

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Crashed and alone in a remote location: When paid help is no help

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Interesting read

Real life stories like this always worth a nose

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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I meant to say that as well

We all assume they are the good guys but the bugs were only defending themselves

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I enjoyed Starship Troopers film

Even swapped my DVD for free from Flipper to RSDL, even copied to video tape while it was being swapped.

A really enjoyable and well made film, nothing like the original story, but good enough to stand on its own feet.

If you hate it, I don't mind, I just like the cheesiness of it, and the overblown ridiculousness. Yes I did notice a very authortarian rule. But the use of not very well known actors and actresses stopped it becoming a vehicle for actor X.

BTW a tape copy was actually pretty good, much much better than any retail tape, worst thing was surround sound was downgraded to Prologic from 5.1.

Actually that tape was one of my best recordings ever. Showed how much better the loser in the video tape war was than the winner.

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Re: Nobody stopped and asked the question; 'Do we need to remake Star Trek?'

Eric Banana?

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Re: A bit harsh

Funny but I loved the original series, grew to like the Picard series a lot.

Enjoyed DS9, Voyager was quite good, but a bit messy.

Enterprise was a good series with a few odd story choices.

The films were a right mish mash, but Voyage Home was the funniest by a long way. But TOS films were prefereable to STNG films.

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Re: Nahh, the old Star Trek was for nerds...

Actually mine was alive, but only liked chasing torch light on the carpet

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Official: AMD now stands for Avoiding Miserable Death

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Kept going by PS4?

This is what it seems like.

A very good business model really as the console market is a separate market to PCs.

Non PC market is expanding.

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BT internet outage was our fault, says Equinix

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Out from PC on

Until around mid day.

NOT the short period they claim

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Softbank promises stronger ARM: Greater overseas reach and double the UK jobs

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Re: "ARM, whose chip designs drive the majority of the world’s smartphones"

PS Vita ARM CPU

Not seen an ARM chip in a keyfob yet

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Re: Now..

Politicians?

I saw Hammond and May and thought where is Clarkson?

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Interesting

I think long term ARM will be safe and stay in the UK.

Why?

Because they are being bought by a Japanese company and not an American one. The assets are the workforce and you cannot easily move them. The Japanese do seem to like doing business in the UK.

What ever happens, hope for the best.

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Web meltdown: BT feels heat from angry punters

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Just had an email

Still down at home

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Down at home

Only some sites active.

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Ad blockers responsible for rise in upfront TV ad sales, claims report

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Re: Some of the web players are getting bad

Thing is it does show the ad videos then not show the programme, ABP was disabled on that domain.

So how come I see the ads and not the programme?

And yes torrents are the answer.

shITV help actually say you have to uninstall, good job it is only crap daytime shows which my wife could miss that normally get lost.

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Some of the web players are getting bad

And shitv are worst.

My wife likes a couple of their programmes, and occasionally due to scheduling changes, or too many things at once she misses them.

So power up a games console, BBC, C4, C5, and lots more but no shitv, why? They want mobile users not people on TVs.

Try computer, shows the adverts then will not show the show without UNINSTALLING adblocker from the PC, regardless of browser.

I got so ratty I reported them to various places including here and an official UK web watchdog (illegally inspecting my PC), well might as well mess them up.

Anyone have some greasemonkey scripts to sort this out?

End result has been that the last shitv programme I watched was Downton Abbey, so 1 series ina year because their channel is too painfull is ridiculous.

And yes I used to watch ATV a lot when I was younger, remember TISWAS?

I am watching less and less TV now, just annoys me too much.

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Re: Anyone know..

I do not watch films on ITV, a shitty little itv in the corner sees to that.

If its a film on ITV, I want to watch there are torrent sites for that.

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Re: Want people to watch your ads.

With hobby based forums often the adverts are very directed, at the users, you have the manufacturers, the shops, the magazines, all exciting you, then get blocked.

The advertisers are often small businesses with 1 to 5 employees, trying to tell us about their latest thing, but then the move to a dodgy server scuppers it for all of us.

Most hobby forums run adverts the users actually want.

Most general forums get adblocked.

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Re: Want people to watch your ads.

But they were not mentioned in the dead ads, just the link I showed, I have loads in HOSTS

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Re: Want people to watch your ads.

Hovis had a good ad, even used Ridley Scott!

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Want people to watch your ads.

Make better ads.

Oh and a forum I used to like ads on (VERY relevant) has gone to a blocked ad server not allowed out of any of my hosts,

I made a point of telling them too

Quite a few other posters are also of the same opinion. A lot of us block adserver.adtech.de.

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Re: Easy way to avoid TV ads

Paying for Sky, seems expensive to me, but my Freesat HD box has a good skip x seconds button

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Re: Easy way to avoid TV ads

ITV are a waste of time, some stuff on C4, and a few films of Film 4, fast forwards on those. BBC only broadcaster suitable for live viewing

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Easy way to avoid TV ads

Only watch BBC

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Coup-Tube: Turkey blocks social networks amid military takeover

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Re: Bit of a player

How to test.

Reprint Boris's limerick and see if you get threatened by Merkel.

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Re: Not good for Turkey nor the rest of the world

Where is Boris when we need him?

(Limerick)

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Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs

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I like games

I play about 2 - 2.5 hours a day.

No more so I do not get burnt out.

But when I am slobbed out on the settee trying to find Libertalia, or rid the solar system of the Darkness, my wife knows where I am.

She even knows who Xur is

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Re: Purple Hair?

Anti static wigs

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Does taking a piccie of my dog count?

Oh look what I caught!

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Re: P-Go is like a cheap tour of the homeless camps

I thought it was sex shops.

However some cafes were refusing players entry unless they bought a drink

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One of my teenagers annoyed

That his phone is too old to run it.

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Re: Well I would comment on this...

Playing games in office?

Don't think I would get away with a DS4 in my hands

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Re: Strange

Don't know anything about Angry birds as my mobile gaming device of choice has plenty of decent games.

Done tin can shooting with air rifle when a teenager.

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Re: What's wrong with cartoons?

Cartoons

Output of Studio Ghibli

Pixar

GITSAC

Sorry I do like cartoons and I am in my 50s

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Re: The whole thing

Bronie

I HATE you.

That is so disturbing, grown men dressed up as toy horses.

No thank <diety of choicw>, only possible is a Frozen fan and loves Eurodisney.

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Strange

Wlf and Doom I know about those, but what is this bottle thing and this pig thing?

I work near 2 pubs, does that count?

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Nor do I?

They just seem to be collecting cuddly toys.

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Re: The whole thing

We have 1 or 2 football fans here. But

4 car enthusiasts

3 modellers

2 model railway fans

3 parents with children at home

1 Frozen & Disney fan

1 Brewer

2 avid games (both like same game, but different consoles)

1 boxing fan

4 film fans

Out of a small team, quite a range of subjects.

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It's not our fault we don't hire black people, says Facebook

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Re: Perhaps they do not like Facebook

But still probably less harm than Facebook

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