3171 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
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
Re: @MJI I would move like a shot
I up costs to cover paypal as well, but I prefer of all things a crispy tenner.
But then I have managed to wangle a paypal business account with debit card.
Ebay once decided it needed a card as well as paypal just in case paypal was empty. I set up Ebay to use my paypal card.
Unfortunately I could not set up paypal to accept the paypal card!
I would move like a shot
For a site with
1) Not so steep fees.
2) Does not put fees on postage rates (I add 20% to cover these!)
3) Does not down mark sellers for stupid buyers (had 5 in a couple of months could not read advert, title, nor the big imformation box in the middle)
4) Has a better search.
5) Does not make it unaffordable for the small seller of cheap items, (no profit on a 99p sale)
6) If there is a feedback system allow you to leave negative feedback for buyers.
I used to sell lots of crud on Ebay (old burger toys ect) for small amounts of money, now it is cheaper to charity bag the lot.
I still do a service on Ebay but not sold one in a week or two despite good feedback, market saturated by big sellers.
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.
Re: Chicken and Egg
Those bitrates are pretty low compared to disc media
Re: On being slowly boiled alive with video standards
Digital Terrestrial depended on
Your TV & decoder
Where you live
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.
I fit none
I don't like football
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.
Re: World domination?
Kill of news international?
Where is the downside?
Re: And air
They were terraformed by the Traveller
There is story, but it is poorly explained in game, I think you are supposed to log into the game site with your PSN account and find it there.
Re: As a Borderlands fan I have some questions about the loot system
Loot is per player. One fix over Borderlands.
Still only on the Earth and Moon, trying to level up, keep doing random missions for XP and Valour points.
Quite a lot of my friends list are on it.
The ability to save random players is good, as are the special events.
The maps are pretty big and complex, I still get lost in the Russia map.
A pop up map would be nice, one you earn like in Borderlands 2.
Now as to its single player longevity, hmm better than quite a few games, but less than a good RPG eg Fallout 3/NV, and it still is not as good as Borderlands for fun. 3 classes, 3 species, 2 sexes.
Co-op is good if they do not run off while you are looting.
Writing is OK but nowhere as good as say Naughty Dog.
Solid 7/10 game.
Enemy AI is not great, Most places you can hide behind cover, they respawn quickly for farming.
Inspirations I have found are looting and fire teams, Borderlands. Drop in co-op Journey, general feel Starwars.
Re: GM are slowly dying
Quite a few people already make cars for you.Why cannot manufacturers make cars for me?
GM are slowly dying
They are slowly getting rid of the interesting parts of the business, the big European cars are dead. Now Holdens is going, not much interesting left.
Re: During the meanwhile ...
Why does he not bother?
They look so odd and the sweet spot makes them awkwards in the real world.
Android on a TV so what, mine uses Linux
Re: Not wishing to be pedantic
Don't knock our eyes, we have a better blood supply,and more protection.
Re: ... so the same as the Electrolux Trilobite then...
Ours started getting issues, I could have spent £100 or so doing it up but how long before the bearings went?
Dampers were going, other bits were getting near EOL.
Had it quite a long time though.
Got a Bosch now
Old HC kit
I have one part of a home cinema system dating back to 1984/85
A Sanyo HiFi VCR.
And it still works, copied a few early rental flipper DVDs to tape to watch again. It stripped Macraprovision and also recorded the wide screen signalling.
Pro Logic is not a patch on AC3 though!
I know the feeling, there is a new one out there for me, mine has
No HDMI switching.
Too many surround inputs needed
Remote starting to die
But mine sounds great
Only got room for 5. not 7. anyway
Currently doubling up on inputs, DVD is fed coax from DVD and optical from PS3. PS4 and Humax share vie a crap optical switch the TV in.
I do need in near future 4 HDMI switching, and I still need coax in, and phono in
Re: VHS versus Betamax...Round 2?
But the inventors of both are on the same side.
Panasonic & Sony
Same as it was with DV & BluRay.
BTW my working VCR collection is down to 1 Sanyo and 1 Sony, the Panasonic is dead and my expensive Sony fried a control chip when the soldering iron leaked mains into it.
Re: "hard core of folks"
6. Some DOS apps
7. PC built just before Win 7 and fast enough to still use
8. Still need to fit another drive for a Linux boot
Fix the searches please
I type in a number and a piece of text and the search gives me everything for the text and ignores the number.
As I was looking for pictures of a unique railway carriage the running number is essential.
Yahoo is similarly broken as well.
Images - well one of them is a dress!
Context is everything
Taking pictures of staff entering and leaving and putting it on website saying GCHQ staff is wrong
Taking pictures of your friends who happen to work there and putting them on an online album as pictures of your mates is perfectly normal.
As to secrecy - you can know quite a bit about the place without breaking secrecy laws.
As for the staff the lower ranking they are the more officious they are.
Still need Arnie & Sigourny
Well he took out a Predator, and she took out Aliens
But they are wasting money so it doesn't matter
Australis for a start, why waste all that time for a UI Firefox users dislike?
Re: Brian Blessed
He will deafen all the others
Well we have to include, real, film, game ect
The SAS, the best special forces in the world except for maybe the SBS
The Doctor, the best of the Timelords
Arnie, see Predator and Terminator 2, also those cool helicopters when he was a clone
Bruce Willis, because well lots, and howe many times has he saved the world.
Nathan Drake, beats pirates AND zombies
Yoda, because he is, and most of the other Jedis in the prequels were knobs.
The FAA before they lost their FA2s, because they are good
More when I think of them
The statue picture
Now that is funny, but the first twat, that was not.
At least he tried to laugh it off at the start
Re: EE the best?
Actually the REAL EE was the best, argue against EE Lightning and EE Deltic!
EE will always be them to me!
Did El Reg pay him for its use?
Re: Steam on Mint
I see the MS shills are out in force,
So was I downvoted because someone did not want Windows 8 or because they dared to want dual boot?
Re: It's unlikely to improve - AceRimmer
Well it is cheaper to add Linux to a Windows PC than Windows to a Linux PC.
What was interesting was that a P4 booted into XP struggled to run 1 game, rebooted into Mint 15 and it ran fine.
Linux is the ONE platform you can add for free!
Re: It's unlikely to improve
Porting from the PS3 version of a game would be even worse than porting from the PC version.
I was not on about porting from PS3 (although that seemed to be quite common in the last few years) but about the fact if there is a PS version there is already non DX code there. So if you have code already written for other platforms adding yet another would not be a show stopper.
As I mentioned only 3 platforms currently supported use Direct X, Windows (XP to 8), And the two most recent DirectXBoxs 360 and 1. One of those platforms is HUGE, but it is only one platform.
Re: It's unlikely to improve
I think otherwise.
People are starting to get pissed off with Windows, they want alternatves. As to coding, in the console world they are already handing different APIs and OSes.
How much work to move from a version on BSD (Most well known gaming versions being CellOS and Orbis OS, as well as Vita OS and Apples OS.) using an API influenced by OpenGL, to Linux with OpenGL?
So if there is a Playstation version as well as a Windows version, it will not be a huge job to go Linux.
The gaming engines are almost all multi platform (excluding the first party engines from the likes of Naughty Dog & co) So when the engine you use goes Linux most of the work is done.
To be honest Direct X and the Windows platform is a minority among the amount of platforms, just that a lot of people own one of the three.
DX Windows, X360, XB1
Open GL, Linux, Mac OS
Bespoke APIs Playstations - all 3 current
No idea - Nintendo
Steam on Mint
Done it here and it was about 3/4s of the games.
UEFI worked fine.
Oh and of course the other boot was 7, the owners did not want 8 at any cost.
Games performance is fine on both OSes
Re: Come back
They do in the Scaletrix version
Re: That's nice.
I am trying to work out if this is sarcasm or not, I do hope so.
I have filmed gigs previously, so understand her issues.
Many years ago.
A single tripod mounted decent video camera near the back can do a surprisingly good job.
Well over one hour single shot, some panning and zooming, but it is watchable, now the only material existing of that band. I shot over the top of the audience.
I am so glad there was no such thing as phone cameras then, that would have ruined the gig..
People who had portable video recorders generally knew how to use them.
Wobbles and stupid aspect ratios should not be tolerated.
As to watching, I would not remember it half as well as if I had not videoed it, even if most of the time I was watching directly and just glancing at the view finder.
Of all the concerts I remember well, they are the ones I videoed, the one I did the lighting, the one I photoed for them. Two bands both seen too many times.
Even the low fi linear mono sound track is liked, it was not THAT bad, but was useable.
Re: Football is missing the point...
It has already happened with other sports.
Look at Cricket.
Do not piss off fans
Or they will piss off leaving you with no money.
I already know I do not need a dictionary.
We all know about the stylish supercomputers.
I will conduct an office poll later as to the meaning
WTF is Amazebollocks?
Sounds very sarcastic to me and I have not heard a single person use it, but if I did I would punch them!
Well that one is easy - the super computers from Seymour.
Re: Why is FF trying to become Chrome?
The UI is so ghastly I am investigating PaleMoon now.
There are many good reasons for rectangled tabs, there are many good reasons for title bars and fielk Edit menus.
I do want the internal fixes but I don't want a ghastly GUI.
Why is FF trying to become Chrome?
Look Mozilla, if we wanted our browser to look like Chrome we would install it.
Currently on 28 at work as I got Australised at home and I cannot stand it. Even with the removal tool it still looks shoddy.
I need to find how to report the UI as a big.
Just built two W7 computers
And they are already on about EOL it.
How are you supposed to keep up?
Good job they are both dual boot.
NSFW warning required
We do not want to see that paper!
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