* Posts by MJI

4268 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Matt LeBlanc handed £1.5m to front next two series of Top Gear

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Re: If it sells he'll be worth the money

Danny 14 : BBC Worldwide are paying it, out of TG sales

142 : Actually that would have been worse, he is just too hectic for many people, I have found him irritating since TFIF

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London-based Yahoo! hacker gets 11 years for SQLi mischief

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Would have had less for

Kicking someone in the head

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/09/23/copyright_troll_weeps_20week_jail_sentence/

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Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

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I fully agree and sites like this I see and use ads, but if they move to a banned ad server I no longer see them, I just see cannot load instead.

If forums can manage advertising, why not news sites?

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Adverts

I have seen sites die due to too many scripts even after adblocking.

I have bought from companies advertising on the internet, I see the ad I contact the company and I buy the item.

These ads are simple animated gifs with a few seconds per frame and about 3 or 4 frames, banner ad as as well.

And it would be impossible to boycott the companies without changing hobbies.

Yes the forum financed by ads from companies supplying the hobby the forum is for.

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Re: Adblock banner

They change it regularly, I use Greasemonkey to make the web usable

Every few weeks __nq__hh will be some other text

var MaskElement = document.getElementById("__nq__hh");

if (MaskElement)

{

MaskElement.parentNode.removeChild(MaskElement);

var HtmlElement = document.getElementsByTagName("html")[0];

HtmlElement.style.overflow = "auto";

}

Loads more to remove google privacy warning as I do not agree, need one for youtube as well now.

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Apple wants to buy Formula 1 car firm McLaren – report

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Re: Damn

Opels were sold here for a while (V Cars), Monza was my favourite, later were the Senators with Vx branding. Manta is a coupe version of the Mk 1 Cavalier, it just remained in production longer.

But I reserve my hatred for the branding abomination that is the term "Vauxhall Adam". The person who decided that should be strung up. I think some stickers would fix them.

He was called Adam Opel.

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Re: Damn

Vauxhall made good cars? When?

Quite a few in the 70s with the Droop Snoots, HS Chevette, 80s & 90s with the Senator and Carlton, later with Omega.

Also have a soft spot for the older Cavaliers especially the 2.0 SRi.

My favourite Astra was the old blobby shaped one - as a van. I didn't like the GTE - too much torque steer.

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Great British Great Bake Off gets new judge

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Re: graffiti

No it has a logo stuck on the screen

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Shouty TV

Is when it is time to turn off.

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Re: The BBC is skint?

TVU

I was a huge fan of motorsport, I loved the Mansell era, the WRC McCrae and Burns era, the BTTC when it was all sorts such as Sierra Cosworth & M3s.

Haven't watched an F1 race since BBC stopped doing all live, and guess what?

I DO NOT MISS IT.

I now have a few more hours at the wekend to do things, a bit of DIY, a bit of modelling, go out somewhere, car maintenance.

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Re: @MJI (was: WTF?)

Graffiti is on C4HD, C4 is watchable.

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Re: There is an upside to this cake.

Catch up

I use the PS4 for C4, works fine just a few TV ads.

shITV just moans like hell, no PS4 client so PC time and they are evil, I see their ads but no programs. So use STV player on Firefox instead and delete the node annoying you after the postcode (I used a known postcode from a customer), I will do a greasmonkey script some time to handle it.

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Re: The BBC is skint?

Jaywin

That is pretty shitty to everyone concerned and a channel scan shows no Eurosport on my satellite box, will try TV again some time, but I spent ages renumbering all of the channels to their old locations.

I have various reasons to not go Sky, OK too many to list but stiffling satellite technology is one of them. Not forgetting that walnut head is an arse.

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Re: The BBC is skint?

Don Dumb

I know F1 is not on that list but it should have been as it WAS one of the most watched casual audience sports on TV. And as a mainly British sport important to the country.

6 Nations, I actually watch it, glad to see the RFU are sensible.

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Re: Clarkson ...?

£25M, no it doesn't.

Inexpensive to make series compared to many.

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Sorry - too punchable

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Re: Chris Evans

Sponsored by Haribo

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I just thought why does Julian Clarey want to punch Norman Lamont.

EVERYONE I knew thought the same, fisting is another term for punch up.

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Re: The BBC is skint?

I would have added F1

Also I thought 6 Nations was on there.

Pay TV is the best way of long term killing a sport.

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Re: WTF?

Funny really but my wife watches it avidly and I tend to follow it while doing other things.

It is well made and well presented, and many people eat bread and cakes.

Oh and it has now been partly lost from TV

BBC1 has a watchable HD channel

C4 does not as it has some graffiti I can't shift.

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Idris Elba thrashes Night Manager Hiddleston for James Bond job vacancy

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Re: Good but not Bond

No being a new character means new stories not constrained by the Bond character baggage.

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Good but not Bond

Firstly nothing at all to do with being black. Nor to do with continuity.

He would make a great secret agent, but his characters come across more cerebral than Bond.

Yes I know he is an actor, but he doesn't seem Bond to me.

I did like Brosnan and also Connery.

Now make some films with IE as another special agent and we will all watch. Perhaps he could get Bond out of a pickle?

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EU ends anonymity and rules open Wi-Fi hotspots need passwords

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Re: Can anyone explain AOs conclusion?

Or here everything is allowed until someone bans it

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Re: Can anyone explain AOs conclusion?

Napoleon lost though didn't he?

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Re: Even EU supporters hate these sort of rules.

Personally I have no time for him, he hates the UK and acts like a dick.

Plenty of people in Europe are less arseholy than him.

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Even EU supporters hate these sort of rules.

You know that most non EU Exit supporters were in it for the easy travel and the open market.

This joins the poison list along with

TTIP

Junckers

EU Army

Junckers

That evil idiot from Luxembourg

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Still trying to think what you can pirate from Sony?

A TV? : Nope, easier to buy one. Obtaining one is actual knicking one.

A games console? : But how to download? Nah.

A video recorder? : undownloadable but can be worth an absolute fortune. Those Hi8 and SuperBeta decks fetch a lot of money.

A game? : but it won't install on a Playstation, need a proper disc or PSN download.

No still stuck!

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VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

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Re: They Lied Again

No, in Europe the big bad is CO2 so anything to drop CO2 is good, this is opposite to NOX.

To lower NOX they will be slower and thirstier unless urine exhausts are used.

It is a case of different goals. Change to US from EU and they would be a lot worse to drive.

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Yes they can do it but.

But now unclean due to CO2 as it is thirstier

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Re: They couldn't —but they did

dajames

Very well put.

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Re: VW Software change

And quite a few people do not want it in case it makes their car thirstier and slower

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Ad flog Plus: Adblock Plus now an advertising network, takes cash to broker web banners

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Ahhh delete element

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Re: Playing Devil's Advocate. Let's get to the real issue. Everyone wants content.

Gaurdian and good?

I'd say better than Mail, but not that good, too many articles from annoying people.

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Re: Loyalty cards

I do not mind Tesco knowing what I bought from them as they give me lots of vouchers. In 2014 got about £300 of tiles using them.

Its not like I am buying anything embarrasing like imported ciders.

Those vouchers will also save us a few hundred pounds when we redecorate the bathroom, oh and IF we use Homebase Nectar points.

We know our information is being used but they purchase it off us.

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Re: Ads are for certain people only.

Youtube

I know, real pain on PS4 as I have to get rid of the ad to see how to grab that collectable.

PC a mix of ABP and Greasemonkey, oh and consent lives in the HOSTS

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Re: Harrumpf

I got really peed off when a forum I used moved from own to adtech.de and where does adtech.de live?

In my HOSTS file.

I actually used those ads, because they were 100% targeted at me.

So the one place I liked the ads at I lost the ads.

I reported the issue, but they were trying it out. I said it was a dodgy site, so it was blocked and left them to it.

So no longer little animated GIFs with nice buyable things on them, but instead an error.

Now I have to check the manufacturers directly to see if anything exciting released.

To all the anti advert regardless people please look at a hobby forum. In general they are supported by advertisers directly targeting the users, eg car forums would have parts suppliers advertising, modelling type hobbies would have kit manufacturers and the like. And of course it goes on.

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The Register

But they have no adverts.

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Re: Optional

Just ask yourself one question.

Why did you originally install it?

Was it to completely remove all advertising, or to stop those really irritating ones which annoy you?

They never bothered me until they invented automatic pop ups and hover over, and of course noisy ones.

Animated GIFs, not too bad.

Blame the advertisers for pissing off the users that we felt the need to block them. Not the users who wanted to be able to surf the internet.

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Kneel before Zod! OpenText claims mighty Documentum from Dell

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I was expecting

QBS Zod

Percy the Park Keepers Alien friend

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'Oi! El Reg! Stop pretending Microsoft has a BSOD monopoly!'

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Re: Linux BSOD on Aircraft?

I take it you missed the documentry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Flying_ace

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Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

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A new telephone was announced?

Sorry more important tech release news yesterday.

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UK Labour man Owen Smith: If you wanna be a leader, you gotta stop with that lens

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Owen Thingy

Anyway where are the piccies of the login?

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Publishing military officers' names 'creates Islamic State hitlist'

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A tip for terrorists

Nice little country town Hereford has a nearby military base.

RAF Hereford

I suggest you go there one at a time, and upon seeing anyone outside walk up to them, state you are a terrorist and would like to see the base.

They will then take you on a tour, someone will enjoy it.

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YouTube breaks Sony Bravias

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Expensive TVs

I ended up paying a lot for a TV, not quite smart, runs on Linux, but large screen.

And the most important thing of any TV.

Was the best picture I had ever seen from an LCD TV.

Upscales SD very well. Has 3 HDMI, quite a few SCART, component.

But tuner is now out of date, chip set cannot handle UK HD DTTV.

I have 1 or 2 superbit DVDs and the one I tried looks great on that TV, upscaled from RGB SCART.

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Re: Nothing new here.

ITV are shite with their support anyway, so use STV instead via web method

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I do

But via the PS4

Why?

So I can find the item I am looking for.

Usually collectables in game

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Nul points: PM May's post-Brexit EU immigration options

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Banks

They are planning to move to Europe.

I cannot understand how anyone with a brain could not see mass abandoning of the UK by foreign owned companies.

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Re: Wrong question

Reasons I have heard are

1) EU not much use for them.

2) Since we are not in Euro nor Shengen why bother.

3) Take back control.

4) Don't know.

5) To annoy relative.

6) Protest vote.

7) Too much immigration.

8) Don't like Cameron.

That is 8 off the top of my head, and all are quite silly.

NOONE SAID TTIP and one idiot looked at me like an alien when I assumed it was why he voted out.

EDIT : I DID NOT PUT BLANK LINES BETWEEN OPTIONS SORT IT ELREG

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Asteroid 'FreddieMercury'

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Why does he need an asteroid when

he already has a whole planet?

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Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

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Re: Microsoft continues to destroy the PC

I can beat that my old XP PC is still grunty enough to run lots of stuff and still works for video editing (including HD).

Was XP as built just before 7 came out.

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