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3171 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

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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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!

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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.

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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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Re: World domination?

Kill of news international?

Where is the downside?

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

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Re: And air

They were terraformed by the Traveller

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Re: Story?

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.

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Re: As a Borderlands fan I have some questions about the loot system

Loot is per player. One fix over Borderlands.

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Enjoying it

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.

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General Motors issues STOP DELIVERY for 2,800 corvettes over defects in 2015 model

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Re: GM are slowly dying

Quite a few people already make cars for you.Why cannot manufacturers make cars for me?

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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.

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TV techies proudly display their MIGHTY BENDERS in Berlin

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

Why does he not bother?

American TV

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Curved aghhh

They look so odd and the sweet spot makes them awkwards in the real world.

Android on a TV so what, mine uses Linux

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Not wishing to be pedantic

Don't knock our eyes, we have a better blood supply,and more protection.

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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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

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Pimp my lounge and pierce my ceiling: Home theatre goes OTT

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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!

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New amp

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

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Sony backs AllSeen Alliance in Internet of Stuff standards slap-fight

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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.

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Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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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

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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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!

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GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

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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.

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Ninja Pirate Zombie Vampires versus Chuck Norris and the Space Marines

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Still need Arnie & Sigourny

Well he took out a Predator, and she took out Aliens

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Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies

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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?

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Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

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Re: Brian Blessed

He will deafen all the others

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

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

Johnny Rico

More when I think of them

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Football legend Gary Lineker in TWITTER POO TROLL SCANDAL

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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

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EE: STILL Blighty's best mobe network, says 'Frappucino' Moore

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Re: EE the best?

Actually the REAL EE was the best, argue against EE Lightning and EE Deltic!

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English Electric

EE will always be them to me!

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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This picture.

Did El Reg pay him for its use?

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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'Leccy racer whacks petrols in Oz race

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Re: Come back

They do in the Scaletrix version

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Re: That's nice.

I am trying to work out if this is sarcasm or not, I do hope so.

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

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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.

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Re: Football is missing the point...

It has already happened with other sports.

Look at Cricket.

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Do not piss off fans

Or they will piss off leaving you with no money.

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'Aaaah FFS, 'amazeballs' has made it into the OXFORD DICTIONARY'

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Re: cray

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

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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!

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Cray

Well that one is easy - the super computers from Seymour.

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

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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.

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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.

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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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.

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Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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NSFW warning required

We do not want to see that paper!

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