* Posts by MJI

4170 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

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Re: 15 gears?

I use the low range ones mainly as I am heavy!

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Re: Track Stand? Bah.

Can't they afford a proper bicycle?

Bottom end Shimano setups are not that expensive. Though I note that Sturmey Archer hubs cost a lot more than they used to.

Last time I road a fixed gear bike I was small and it had stabilisers

My bicycle has 15 gears!

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What time is it Oxford Dictionaries? How about almost ‘beer o’clock’

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Re: Mx.?

Motocross

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Scrapheap challenge: How Amazon and Google are dumbing down the gogglebox

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Re: Hardware Manufacturers

My Sony LCD runs on Linux, they now use Android, it was crap at Smart even when new (never used beyond photo mode)

My old FD Trinitron just had simple firmware.

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Re: Bah!

Both brands have had players which no longer support this, Better off buying a console

I cannot see Iplayer getting removed from my PS4

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Re: No to 'smart TVs'...

Hmm my 2008 and 2010 Sony BD players still do IPlayer and the ITV version.

And also play games

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Use a console

Still seems like the best idea.

Too many out there to remove support from, with reasonably savvy users who know who to complain to.

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Legal eagles accuse Labour of data law breach over party purge

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Re: “is not funny or clever for people from other parties to try to cheat their way into our system”

Those 4 well the only one who is not poison is not very good. They are better off with their caretaker leader.

Blair croney

Mrs Balls

Old Commy

The other one.

Hmmm

As to other parties, I think some recent MPs were PPCs chosen from open selections, where ANYONE in the constituency could choose that parties PPC. I think this includes the Lady Doctor from South Devon.

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French woman gets €800 a month for electromagnetic-field 'disability'

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Re: There's a special place for people like that...

Could this be the real issue, high frequency noise, not the RF?

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Re: Poor choice of words?

I think you may be right about the noises.

The only places I can get a complete undisturbed nights sleep is in the middle of nowhere, traffic noise is horrible, but wind in trees - yawn, zzzzzzzzzzz.

I seem to be managing on 6 or so hours after disturbances.

Perhaps I need to see the doctor and get a prescription for a holiday in Cornwall.

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'Hans free' mobe gag crowned Fringe's funniest

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Rubbish jokes compared to past winners

They didn't even raise a smile. A poor year.

Better ones in the comments.

Snow White funny

Posh & Becks funny

Tim Vines puns can be very funny.

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Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data

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Re: Bah!

So Sony movie studios hack is OK, Snowden leak OK, but this isn't?

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Re: Rubbish joke

I originally thought it was just poor, then part way through, poor joke.

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Rubbish joke

This was supposed to be funny?

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Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

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Same day

Real/32 was released.

I went to the launch, was a pretty powerful OS and I remember they supplied Austrailian wine.

As to 95 I went from Real/32 with 1 screen running Windows for Workgroups (I had the server) to 98 and Netware.

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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Banned in Wales

But can you still get gassed by fag smokers?

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EE Harrier Mini grounded by errant Wi-Fi calling upgrade

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Errr EE? Harrier?

EE made the Lightning

Hawker Siddley made the Harrier

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Spain triumphs! Fascist anthem hails Spanish badminton champ

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Re: Not the First Time

Korea is easy to mess up as the Northern one is NOT democratic so it makes sense to not play an anthem for a country called democratic.

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Donald Trump dumps on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

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Re: Agree on the H1-B comment.

Why is he named after a fart?

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FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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Re: Film @ 11

XP, a classic

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

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Re: Just... wow...Trump

Who is going to follow someone named after a fart?

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Gobsmackingly ridiculous

Blocking antivirus installs due to a persons name.

Just beyond belief

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Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

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Re: Dangling from a light fixture is no place for a loudspeaker - Moiety

make the lightbulb heavier.

But it is a lightbulb not a heavybulb!

(RIP Tommy Cooper)

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X-wings, pirates and a generic Lara: Gamescom 2015

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Next few games

Well I have been looking

For a start until the pricing is sorted (£40 <> $40) I will be avoiding Destiny year 2 DLC The Taken King. Activision are greedy sods and should be retailing for £30 at most for the DLC.

But look what comes out soon.

Fallout 4, I enjoyed 3 and NV so really looking forwards to it.

And next year Uncharted 4, my most anticipated game.

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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MS Updates

Killed my win 7 networking.

Had to change the old MS driver back to the newers vendors driver it replaced

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AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

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At least he is happy

Not being a miserable sod, not scared of popping his clogs.

Might be a load of old bollocks but at least Mr Blobbys friend will be happy.

One final thing for Mr Blobby well done for knocking Take That off no. 1 with the Blobby song!

Almost as good as Bob the Builder denying some other boy band a no. 1

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Re: has to be said

Work, 7, I use about 10 things and that is it. stick on desktop and quicklaunch (why did MS hide it in 7?)

Home, XP, lots of things, games, start menu used a lot. Programs shoved into groups on the desktop as well

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Re: I wonder....

Store cards.

If I want to hide from Tesco I do not use card and I use cash.

Amazon

Default to not using for presents as they spurt information everywhere.

Ebay

Junk account or private browsing for when I want to look at things I do not want to appear in my history. (It does work)

Google

Some parts live in HOSTS along with ad brokers

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The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top

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Around here in that market position

It appears to be mainly Land Rover products.

Not so many large Audis

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Five data centres you can't live without

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I would miss

123REG the most (my emails) then PSN

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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Re: HP Parking

Well just have to crush a few noddy cars!

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Re: Suit'n'Tie Guy

When I see suits I assume their job is professional suit wearer, which usually means they are trying to sell something.

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HP Parking

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!

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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

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

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Perhaps I need to life extend my car.

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?

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Want longer battery life? Avoid the New York Times and The Grauniad

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I watch task manager

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.

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SpaceX's blast shock delays world's MOST POWERFUL ROCKET

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Re: OK Say you get to Mars

Send the return booster there on a slow trajectory a few years before manned vessel launched

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Sony phone chief vows to keep losing money forever and ever

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Betamax

Was best video format around.

(Owner of top eend Sanyo and Sony decks)

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Jeep hackers broke DMCA, says EFF, and that's stupid

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Cyber Pinto?

Oil stavation due to lack of oil changes = knackered cams

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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My car has that - 1 wire

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Speed to radio

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

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: On my favourite PvP

Cheating

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.

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On my favourite PvP

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.

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Ashley Madison invites red-faced cheats to bolt stable door for free

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Re: Will any good come of this?

Well I look at it like this

1) Serves everyone right.!

2) What a good business opportunity to replace them!

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A good warning to

Not put dangerous to you information on the internet.

That said I do have no sympathy for any users nor the owners.

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

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Re: Compensation for what?

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.

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Why levies will not work.

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.

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North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

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Red Star?

Will they deliver parcels on Britains railway network?

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Microsoft attaches Xbox stream bait to Windows 10 hook

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Re: Are there enough people?

Well apart from a PSU issue with my lauvh day PS4, it has been fine.

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

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A few thoughts about this

Obsolescence

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,

Hmmmm

Now Andriod.

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.

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