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123REG the most (my emails) then PSN
Well just have to crush a few noddy cars!
When I see suits I assume their job is professional suit wearer, which usually means they are trying to sell something.
Now I would have let rip as I cannot for the life of me safely reverse OUT of a spot, reverse in yes, but out no.
I have reversed into spots since I passed my car test.
Last time I had to reverse out I nearly crushed a little car someone had parked behind me!
Oh look T Shirt, fleece, fleece trousers as I am a blob. Sandals and socks!
No school uniforms on Fridays.
Rest of week is company polo tops
Well lets look, under 100,000 miles. Most spares available.
Less than 3 grand for a galvanised chassis.
Now can I make it last until I am too old to drive?
And see FF utilisation creep up.
Anything over 1 oe 2 percent is dodgy.
Seen 30% since they got multi core support.
Start blocking and that drops.
Send the return booster there on a slow trajectory a few years before manned vessel launched
Was best video format around.
(Owner of top eend Sanyo and Sony decks)
Oil stavation due to lack of oil changes = knackered cams
My car has that - 1 wire
Pre CANBUs this was just one wire with speed info. Single was traffic.
Personally I think the only way safety critical systems should be communicated with is via the diagnostics port
A common one I found was glitching off the map and sniping from a distance. I once got a really good kill streak along with a Medic with revive, hiding under cover from the glitchers, catching them as they attempted to glitch from their spawn.
I died once (thanks Medic) but ruined their cheating game.
I just hated losing, was more often on the winning team.
And women played, and were treated the same, and we knew they were women and good. One was playing with her husband (tell by PSN names).
I did not mind being beaten by good players, but cheaters annoyed me.
Well I look at it like this
1) Serves everyone right.!
2) What a good business opportunity to replace them!
Not put dangerous to you information on the internet.
That said I do have no sympathy for any users nor the owners.
I buy CDs, DVD-A, SACD for music
I buy DVD and BD for films.
I don't buy mp3s as I want the solid copy.
I am glad that idea has been dropped as I see no reason why my backups should pay for some randon band. Why my holiday videos (on DVD or now BluRay) should funda random film.
And so on.
It could be terrible, I could end up funding Wand Erection or silent C as in Rap.
Or bad fan fiction films of Twilight.
Will they deliver parcels on Britains railway network?
Well apart from a PSU issue with my lauvh day PS4, it has been fine.
With a XB1?
I only know one XB1 owner, and he also has a PS4.
Would it make me want to buy one?
Not when my favourite developer is Naughty Dog
My previous CRT woul dhave been obsolete after DSO, but I sold it to a Sky user for £50, not bad for a 10 year old CRT.
This an expensive TV with superb picture quality, flat WS tube with arperure grill, and a rather good digital tuner.
The manufacturer kept it well supported for 5 years, dealing with BBC scrrew ups on service numbers, Ondodgy CAM support £3 PM for 15 channels.
Eventually HD called too hard.
But just after I sold it I found it was not DSO compliant.
Anyway the replacement was trying to be smart, runs Linux, but AFAIK not updated recently, smart was view photos via USB, but no problems there, nice easy menu, resembles the same companies games console at the time, also why I wanted HD.
So for smart features lets look at what is plugged into the TV, a games console with BluRay playback, and LOTS of streaming services, recently joined by its replacemment model.
So the semi smart TV is not updated, but the slightly older box is still updated,
Not sure if I would want it on a TV. My TV riuns Linux fine, my PVR runs Linux fine, both have decent enough UIs and no involvement from 3rd parties.
The consoles run forks of BSD, but have lots of support and supported applications, applications running from 50GB games to BBC IPlayer.
So my advice is ignore the TV Smart features and plug in a decent Freeview.HD / Freesat HD PVR
and a well supported games console.
Why games consoles?
PLENTY of support.
Plenty of grunt.
Not likely to get plug pulled as there are 10s of millions out there.
A couple of MPs chatting
"Well I liked the BBC coverage of F1 but they stopped doing it live."
"I know, and I really liked Outcasts but they pulled that."
"I can't stand The Voice."
"Yeah they got rid of F1 to pay for that rubbish."
"Oh well at least the next series of Atlantis will be good, they will be on the Argo."
"Haven't you heard?"
"BBC Cancelled it."
"So they cancel my favourite sport, a fun fantasy series and an interesting SciFi series?"
"Yes. And now the shocker."
"Chris 'Ginger Twat' Evans is taking over Top Gear."
"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Why do we need the BBC?"
I have come across ECUs having the injectors coded to it, as there were a range of tolerances and these were used to improve fueling
Gearboxes are better with an ECU, compare a modern controlled torque converter box with a 1960s or 70s version.
Often VERY similar boxes, but computer control enables learning, alternate shift patterns, different maps for different engines.
But you have the important ECU for the engine, and that is it.
Anyway who cares about the windows and the like when you have a fun engine under the bonnet.
For the people who do not understand here goes.
Apart from ECUs failing (buy a spare coded to your injectors) only a crank sensor can stop the engine.
Yes the engine looms may seep oil (keep a spare injector loom) sometimes the injector seals leak, (keep spares). But there is not much to stop his Land Rover. And it has a modern engine with excellent performance.
Oh and I paid as much for my late Discovery 2 as some people paid for Discovery 3s. My car is easier to work on and has less electronic gumpf to go wrong and I still have at least 5 ECUs!
Gaming will need connection as I bought them quite recently from Steam!
Done HL2 so I wanted to do HL and see how it started
I did run a routine to see what could be installed, but too many games will not run on 8.x/10 according to it. (eg Half Life) Also something missing from the CPU.
I _PAID_ for XP Pro on my PC, it still works well after a full rebuild a few years ago with a quad core CPU.
My PC still works fine, apart from Linux I have to buy an OS AGAIN, but I have paid for an OS and the one I have works.
So people think I have to abandon paid for games, working PC hardware, for OSes which are strange (8.x and 10) or near end of life (7), or require all software replaced (Linux).
Well I am going to see who long my PC lasts with firewall, AV, and being carefull, off site backups of any important data and see where it goes.
I have been burnt by paying for OSes, deliberate EOL, removal of too many features, so stuff it Mint here I come. Oh and carry on the WINE experiments.
Like all the XP workstations
Do you mean the people who play with the base of OSX and Orbis OS?
The direction column
However Goooogle maps are also wrecked by their UI changes breaking what used to work.
I still remember when the highlight of Christmas was an extended Bob the Builder.
Very good programme that WAS.
(Yes has to be Neil Morrisey version)
Damien the actor.
The actor off Harry Potter.
and many more
CE though he IS the GT
Before Adrian was replaced by Ginger Twat.
Now it is Top Gears turn
For years I never realised you could buy a server without Netware!
And I have come across some shocking PToP systems.
To deprive a military collector of his vintage tank.
Seems like a perfectly sensible thing to own to me.
Well the Challengers did not need to get close to kill enemy tanks, they did it from a safe distance.
I dual boot my home XP PC with Mint Cinnamon and Mint is more like XP to use than any version of Windows beginning with 8
Seen it a few times, a wonderful sight.
Got to see the tail end of an airshow last month, saw it climbing, wow
Well the ex Subaru mechanic I know retired about 10 years ago and descriped changing the belts on the quad cam lump.
Also this is not that cheap, and replacing the cam belt is a bit of a task.
I have a Discovery
And it is not rusty either.
One (other) thing that I do not miss at all about the UK is the rampant jealousy and disdain for anyone who's actually done better than you, regardless of how much harder they worked for it.
Why would I want a VW?
I would rather have what I have.
We do buy proper 4x4s, we even have a factory dedicated to making them.
I have one and would have it over any Jeep
The point of these Subarus is for driving on crap surfaces with a road oriented car.
They are good at what they are, they are not proper offroaders, but much better cars than the softroaders.
If you are driving on tracks and loose surfaces but not tackling deep mud they are ideal.
This is a car for country vets.
And people do not think you are a cock.
Oh and where is the WRX version?
I really hope this is sarcasm!
An example I know of.
Troll picks on hardcase.
Hardcase finds trolls real ID
Troll gets warning phonecall and his real ID spread over the afflicted sites.
Troll stops trolling as his wife bollocks him.
And the question is
How the hell did he manage to get a wife!
Because I did not know what it had done, so I looked it up on the internet, on a PC with a working network connection.
You see not everyone is an expert in operating systems, to me they are a tool, and nothing else, as long as they do not annoy me (and many do) and I can run what I like I am happy.
But I have been working in the world of Xbase now for around 30 years.
When Windows Update on my W7 PC removed my recent vendor network drivers and replaced them with their own older notwork drivers.
This took me ages to fix as I had to use another PC to search the internet!