* Posts by MJI

4358 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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Re: Cmon... a Discovry is not a LandRover

Slow & Bad Handling

Slow was sortable

Handling depends if you still need off road ability.

However the Discovery 2 managed it with careful use of hydraulics and electronics

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Re: Cmon... a Discovry is not a LandRover

Hmm

Power steering - yes

Air con - yes

Coils - got them at front, air on rear

Kidneys - Good on long trips

Oil - fine once i replaced the front bung

It is good off road though!

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The Freelander is now called Discovery Sport

Stupid isn't it.

I passed one on the M42, thought that was NOT a Discovery, now what I was in was definately.

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Re: Why are they ending it now?

That Ford engine is horrible, much prefer the LR designed TD5

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Re: also..

The only leak I have from my Discovery is a slight power steering leak.

Engine is oil tight

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Re: Just

Actually I don't like the more modern EU compliant engines, too much to go wrong.

Not against electronics as they can be reliable, but with the latest EU mode bringing in engine disabling for running out of pee, for EGR failure, various things which do not matter 1000s of miles from a dealer.

The Defender was best pre Transit engine, when it still had one of the the two Land Rover designed engine families in it. That being either the 2.5 direct injection based on series engine (300TDi) or the 5 pot lump to replace it (TD5).

With a Land Rover you want it to be repairable, you don't want to be stuck in Africa because the EGR failed. Even my 2003 100" estate can run fine with no EGR and only one working sensor if it had to.

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Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

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Re: Arrrh its a Stuka!

Stukas - the target practice aircraft for the RAF. Good practice for the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots.

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"I, for one, would like to see ejection seats in passenger cars."

Just do not go off when in a tunnel

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Re: Gerry Anderson

Also used a similar idea for his heavy load lifter aircraft.

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Pubs good for the soul: Official

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Re: It's worse than that...

That's OK Golf can go.

Can drink Tea

Can drink Booze

Can't drink Golf

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Stop the music! Booby-trapped song carjacked vehicles – security prof

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Me, 6 disc changer

It works, why change?

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BT dismisses MPs' calls to snap off Openreach as 'wrong-headed'

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I would worry

Would splitting BT and Openreach help Murdoch?

If so, do not split.

I do not see why everyone has to bow to walnut head.

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'No safe level' booze guidelines? Nonsense, thunder stats profs

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You stand near someone smoking, then move away, now need to change clothes and wash hair.

Used to go out and when I got home shower and change to clean clothes for next day.

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Re: Governemt "expert committees"

The Pendodildo is actually a lot less advanced than the APT, it uses transducers to tell it to tilt rather than the G forces, uses screw jacks rather than hydraulic rams.

Found out from a chap who worked on APT-E

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Second hand smoke makes my clothes and hair smell

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Re: I know it's not good for me...

I just thought, sounds like bollocks and stick to my moderate drinking regime.

I ENJOY a quality bottle of cider or beer 6 or so nights a week.

Getting pissed is no fun (I _HATE_ hangovers). Being teetotal I reckon is bad for you

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Re: Governemt "expert committees"

But that 70s and 80s developed stuff is so much better than the newer stuff.

The real mistake was abandoning APT before they had perfected it (it was nearly there).

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Boeing just about gives up on the 747

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Aircraft manufacturing

Also importantly, will it be a problem for Rolls Royce?

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UK can finally 'legalise home taping' without bringing in daft new tax

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Re: The government gave a specific reason when they created the exemption

Funny really, but the musicians I know, did it fot the love of music not the money.

Otherwise they would have been better off just doing their day jobs.

Anyway I am very unimpressed with record labels as the only deals they offered years agp were so bad that many bands stuck to self funded or touring only.

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Re: Still Waiting - Bat out of Hell

I dunno, may be if you buy it again he will come round and perform it for you.

He is supposed to be quite nice.

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Oi!

I am still using some of those formats!

Oh and when does Mini-DV get counted?

My PMP is a Hi-MD product, sounds good, works, why replace?

And I still have a lot of Beta kit. The only Vhs kit I have are used to keep my Sanyo M40 off the floor.

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My friends

They released a CD, been copied everywhere, yet any blanks used for copying them will have their money assigned to some tosser I do not care about.

BTW I have legit copies as they are my friends

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Exactly

Home videos go through Mini DV quite a lot.

Then since I have HDV burning to BluRay

I also back up home PC to Blu Ray

Older stuff (Mini DV & Beta) to DVD

Last time I burnt anything copied was ripping a DVD so I could watch it (get past locked down adware & trailers)

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

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Re: Moving away from Windows?

But if they kill WIN32 there is then no reason to use their OSes.

Force a complete rewrite (there is a .NET escape plan if we HAD to).

Kill WIN32 then we would HAVE to go something more generic.

And it took us about 10 years to fully rewrite into WIN32 and still adding new code all the time.

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Moving away from Windows?

I have to use Windows at work 7 64 bit currently as I write WIN32 software.

We will move away in a few years, but not sure what to.

To be honest Windows is safe until MS kill WIN32, then it may as well die.

But do we need Windows at home?

There is a choice between Linux and a version of BSD.

My gaming machine is an octo cored machine with yet another version of BSD, playing PC games for me is too much like work.

My home PC is XP as it works and I have better things to spend money on than replacing functional operating systems. It is dual boot so eventually will go Linux.

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Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

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Re: Here goes

Sympathy strikes are actually nothing to do with the dispute. If someone wants to strike and has reason, let them, that is what industrial disputes are for, but to strike when not your dispute, bugger off and let someone else have the job.

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Re: You know the good thing about DT?

They can change the name but why should we not continue using the old ones.

Still Eurodisney to me.

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Re: Here goes

Compared to the rest of his party yes.

Still doesn't mean I would vote for them!

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Re: I Feel Dirty

Ryton

As I have had Rootes group vehicles, this does resonate a little, but Chrysler UK did go bump and Peugeot took over the remains. They did not have to keep the whole lot open, but the rot set in when they stopped making the Rootes designs (The Alpine and Horribleison were total rubbish compared to the Avengers and Sunbeams)

Sad but unexpected, but no worries, the modern Peugeots are not inspiring cars. Ssd for jobs and the rallying division, but going to French ownership whould screw things up.

Ellesmere Port

No idea why this cut back as my last GM car had an engine from there depite the car being assembled in Germany. But I look at a modern GM car and think - where did it go wrong? Nothing about them to make me want to buy one.

Steel

UK steel is high quality but not cheap, other comapies buying steel go for cheapest.

British made steel is still used on the railways, by JLR.

Solihul

My current car was made there

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Re: Democracy?

No it is because if he comes to the UK we now can all point and laugh at him!

I think BoJo had the right idea!

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Re: What's a GOP?

Group Of Pictures

Used in MPEG encoding

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_of_pictures

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Re: Here goes

Can't stand that buffoon either. He is stands for everything I hate.

a) Unilateral disarmanent, b) Argentinian claims to British territory, c) no strike controls, d) anti private school just to name a few.

a) MAD worked and will keep fat little shit from launching one if he ever gets beyond launching washing machines

b) It is the islanders decision not that idiots

c) sympathy strikes, why should a company suffer strikes when there is no dispute?

d) The parents still pay for state schooling - ever heard of freedom of choice?

They have quite a few decent people in their party and they chose THAT! A couple of years ago Alan Johnson would have been a good choice, always comes over well on TV. Now their best choice is Hillary Benn.

Yes the far left socialists like Corbyn, but the rest of us, no bl00dy way.

Oh and don't get me started on Camerons replacement, but when Boris is BEST choice hmmmm.

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Here goes

In the words of other people

Buffoon, Wazzock, Repulsive, Dangerous Fool.

And the best way of dealing with it is ridicule.

Oh and which one is Trump?

Is it the furry thing or the blustering moron?

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Re: Hey El Reg...

He makes Bush Junior seem like a very intelligent thoughtfull person.

Fart and wiggy are terrible

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Adblock Plus blocked from attending ad industry talkfest

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Forums

You know I use a few forums and do not block ads.

But the adverts pay for the forum and also are relevant.

Relevant enough for me to use them.

Are they relevent by tracking me?

No they are relevant as they are selling things related to the forums subjects.

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Should I say it again?

Advertisers forced me to use adblocking.

Popups, animation, hover, all things I hate.

I used to not bother until advertisers decided to start the war.

Quite simply it is all their own fault we block them

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Oi Dave

The leaders of all worlds terrorist organisations are in one place.

How about showing us how good Brimstone is?

Should be able to get a Tornado there no trouble.

No no Obama won't mind, they don't have Brimstone and don't want too many killed by friendly fire.

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El Reg mulls entering Robot Wars arena

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Re: Jaws of death?

Ever seen Razer?

Most successful crusher

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Re: If you'll be competing against other companies, sure

Some of the family teams did very well

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I hope a lot of old favourites are back

C5 messed the competition up by removing the "We will not total your robot" gentlemens agreement.

All the expensive and long build robots were retired as the losers did not fancy getting theirs written off.

Look how many times Razer broke down, when it worked it was unbeatable, but when it broke down.....

If it had been C5 it would have been wrecked in series 2 (I think).

I would love to see old favourites with upgrades, we never did get to see how powerful Wheely Big Cheese got as they were aiming to flip a house robot out of the ring.

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2015 was the Year of the Linux Phone ... Nah, we're messing with you

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At work

Everyone has a LInux phone, so I expect big figures from them.

But then is has been wrappered by Google

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

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Late last year for the first time ever.

Some one asked my advice for a new lap top.

Found out they owned an Apple phone.

So recommended an Apple laptop. And I mentioned the OS disarray from MS as an issue

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8.x is bad enough

Got a VM at work I have been assigned with setting up and what is installed - Windows effing 8 with a install windows 10 option.

I offered to fdisk but that would take out other VMs

Start menu is totally broken no obvious run box

CMD is my friend.

Doing as much as possible with file transfer helps too.

I am seriously wondering if I can make Win7 last until 2029 at work!!!!!!

If it was not for the reason I write WIN32 applications I would move like a shot to a more logical OS

And I managed to avoid ME, Vista, and 8.x until now!

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

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Re: Great

Was that Scuttle?

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Great

And bring back our old favourites please.

Tornado

Razer

Chaos 2

Bigger Brother

The steerable diff one

Highlight of the show was Matilda being wrecked by crushing.

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VW floats catalytic converter as fix for fibbing diesels

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Re: why did I buy a diesel? (Tridca)

Over the years I have been in or driven quite a few LR products.So have had experience of quite a few of their lumps

Yes driven series petrol and Diesel, slow is the word. I would get petrol and a mild tune. But the petrol was quite smooth.

Been in Rover V8 engined products, much better. Carb 3.5 and injection 4.0

Been in TDI as well, pretty good compared to series.

Trannie TDCI rough engine, torquey, but no, too many things to go wrong and far inferior to the previous 2 engines.

TD5 Nicest Diesel apart from the V6 and V8 lumps they now use in Discovery and Range Rover. Has a top end as well as bottem end torque.

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Re: Why did I buy a diesel ?

My last petrol (not the 1.6) was closing on 200,000. still see the original honing on the bores.

Killed by being smashed into, NOT by wear and tear

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Re: Why did I buy a diesel ?

My last 1.6 petrol averaged 20 mpg because I drove it flat out everywhere. Spent more time over 5000rpm than under.

Nice short stroke with lumpy cam and twin carbs

Not bad for a 1970s push rod lump.

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Re: Which cave did they dig you out from?

LPG cars are cleanest.

By a long long way.

But I could not find a decent V8 to conevrt

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Re: why did I buy a diesel?

1967 would be a 109 and yes they could be compressed air started and ran without eletrics

110 well the TDI200 can be ran without electrics if you pull the stop valve.

Later engines are more dependant on electrics. The latest Trannie engine too much, so that some buyers will look for late 300s or late TD5s.

That 5 cylinder lump though - what an engine.

Now my Discovery has ECUs but the engine only needs 1 and the only essential input is the crank position sensor. Now safe to expedition if you take a spare CPS and injector loom.

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