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3171 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

BT network-level STOCKINGs-n-suspenders KILLER arrives in time for Xmas

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Re: The filtering isn't my main issue

Who the f**k are mumsnet?

Why should I care what they want?

My wife is a mum yet she isn't a mumsnet.

They should ask a technical site for advice, I dunno perhaps this will do

try here

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Who is middle England?

As a traditional centre right tending towards libertarianism person#, I would tend toward the Conservatives on the least disliked method*. Yet what they are doing is not what I would want, and the other parties are no better.

In fact no party is trying to appeal to me, they are all tryng to put me off. Cameron needs to take a close look at some of his other MPs and see what they stood for, David Davies for a start, then there is Ken Clark, two politicians I prefer over a lot of recent ones.

I do not have to agree with a poliician to like them, Tony Benn is a good example, not a fan of his politics but he is a conviction politiician not a sound bite one - oh and he saved the Concorde project.

Some politicians though I just cannot abide, like that tit who visited Gadaffi.

# Private companies making a profit is not evil, most likely making profit for your pension. I do not want the state micromanaging my life. I do not want the state owning all the businesses, and I do know that sensible tax regimes take in more money than so called progressive ones. Yes such things as defence and NHS need to be paid for. So when they talk about 40% rather than 50% for high earners, these high earners are more likely to be UK registered for tax if they are not being ripped off.

* Basically order you want to punch them in. Milliband is more punchable than Cameron. Cameron is a well meaning fool, Milliband is just a fool.

As to UKIP, am I the only person who thinks that Farage resembles a used car salesman?

Clegg is not forgotten, well he should be, Keneddy was more likeable, so what if he had alcohol problems he is only human.

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Faceache, time to use their behead the user policy against them

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Re: OK

I actually had facebook blocked for ages due to links from other sites loading crap.

But my wife joined them!

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Re: am I the only one...

Restrict the devices.

I am looking at a new hub to do this apart from I want to QOS PSN

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I want web sites blocking

I want phishing sites blocked, virus sites blocked, cryptolocker sites blocked, anything sites designed for dangerous payloads blocked.

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But do not cut off harmless sites with naked people on them!

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How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

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Depressing

I think in this position best to go round different companies yourself.

The incompetence of Nesta was staggering

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The poo has hit the fan big time data wise

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The poo has hit the fan big time data wise

A customer got hit by Cryptolocker a couple of months ago and restored their main system from backup.

Since then backups have been overwritten.

They have now found their whole archive system is useless, corrupted and not readable.

Has anyone managed to recover data from an attack from a few months ago?

I think they are prepared to be major donors towards an assassination fund!

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OMG, Andrex KILLED the PUPPY! Not quilty, exclaim bog roll boys

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How do you wipe away the mess?

I can't see how you can moanouver to wash your bum.

Hand stand?

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Re: Online toilet paper lovers? (fixit_f)

You are not supposed to keep it!

I always throw away toilet paper, I am not going to reuse it. It goes in the loo and gets flushed away.

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Re: Online toilet paper lovers?

Well tap water is fine, I only used bottled water because the water at work tastes horrible and I use bottled tap water!

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Re: Online toilet paper lovers?

Tesco 12 for £6.50 I THINK me get.

Don't like the cheap stuff, nor the tracing paper

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Re: Online toilet paper lovers?

We actually took some into class and used it as tracing paper.

Crap stuff and a good idea to have a few tissues in your pocket.

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Helghast-ly holiday: Killzone Shadow Fall

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Re: PS4 sat here now, waiting for this..

I see, so you have played a Move supported FPS for a while and found YOU can do KBM better?

Well I have played with Move enough to know that it is the best control scheme I have used with a shooter.

Trying to sprint with a keyboard - fiddly.

For a start I don't use the gun just the two controllers.

I rest my arms on a little table. Turn speed cranked up, high sensitivity.

A small movement of my wrist and I am pointing at another enemy.

I turned off any camera lock as it makes it grabby and that is counter intuitive.

Also remember that the Killzone games carry a sense of weight, no instant turns, no aim assist, not like say HL2 where you can spin Gordon around in a fraction of a second.

So before you knock Move controlled shooter, try one, put the time in to lean the control system, practise.

Yes it is good, and the only issue I had was when playing Bioshock Infinite I kept pressing the KZ3 buttons to do things.

Talking about Bioshock Infinite, before he tried Move, Ken Levine thought motion controls were a gimmick, afterwards he wanted them put in.

Portal 2 with the Move patch is so much better than twin stick controller.

If you read into it the game Ken Levine and Sixense both played was Killzone 3.

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Which city, was it the falling down one?

Was it in front of Bilgarsk Museum?

That was a bit tough, walking bot EMP grenades and a few Hadra rockets kills it, shoot some capacitor carrying bots near the yellow markers zip line OR anti gravity ride to right hand yellow thing, fit and shoot capacitor.

Run back into building opposite the museum. Go through side door over road through door, grab Andrenalin pack and the news with Sev & Rico in it, then run like **** to the other power lead end grabbing the capacitor.

Set Owl on the spider mines.

Shove it in and shoot, if you die when it explode checkpoint saves you.

The section after now that is hard!

One bit of advice

RUN LIKE HELL the machines are slow at aiming.

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Re: Never heard of it

Don't worry I expect they have never heard of you

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Well over 800 hours

In KZ3 multiplayer - with Move, well in top 2000 world wide

A friend is top 20 with Move

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You don't need google

Just need to think a bit

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A pet hate

Since you carry two guns I swapped out the pistol for something more fun, used fun gun, swapped back to Kellan's rail gun, used that swapped back to the fun gun and the bloody pistol appeared, just what you need when you had a multi barrelled gatling like gun on you and a load of Yankghast coming towards you.

aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RFOM

I tried the demo back in 2008, struggled, so didn't bother, so got Uncharted, then got it cheap a few years later.

Well worth playing through RFoM, R2, R3, I still have to do the PSP game though.

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Easiest to despatch the tank, then climb up near the lift, grab the multi barreled gun and audio log, run down, call lift, run back, kill the Yanks.

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I am currently playing SP

Still on the second spire. so 3/4 through campaign.

And it feels odd.

Gun handling & weight is similar to 2. I really miss Move support from 3. Nice to play as a Shadow Marshall not done that since Luger in 1.

Now the bad bits.

Lucas Kellan as a child, his books were in Helghan script, as invented by Visari, the Vektans use Roman. (A-Z).

Helghast voices, they are all wrong FIVE games of them sounding like Cockney hard men, and what do we get? Yank Helghast, at least you do not feel so bad killing them now, even though they are still sort of victims.

Jorhan Stahl, why was Malcolm McDowell not used again, wrong voice again. Surely GG & Sony could have afforded it.

The wall premise, silly, by continent would have been more sensible but that was for story..

Helghast hate for name Vekta - well they called it that after the chainman of Helghan Industries.

The set pieces feel clumsy and tacked in, a litle bit like the Uncharted 3 cruise liner section.

And I have to emphasise again those Helghast accents.

And of course we all miss Visari's rousing speeches.

So I would say it feels like someone elses interpretation of a Killzone game, to be honest the PSV game Mercenary feels more Killzoney.

A good game but ultimately disappointing as a Killzone game. Enjoyed 1 2 & 3 more for campaign.

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Microsoft: Don't listen to 4chan ... especially the bit about bricking Xbox Ones

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Power PC <> weird, X86 <> weird, X86 <> Power PC

Now to other side

Power PC <> weird, Cell = weird

The Cell was a bit of a beast and I cannot see how you could emulate a processor in the same ball park of performance as your new one. Even if the GPU side is about 10x more powerful.

Yes I don't think the CPU side is that much more powerful on either side but the GPU is massively more powerful.

Remember that the 360 was traditional GPU and CPU with both of similar performance. And the PS3 had a CPU a lot more powerful with a fast but weak GPU, but backed it up with a fast bus and the ability to off load GPU tasks to the CPU.

So neither will PS4 or XB1 be able to support their predecessors games as is.

But expect to see rewrites, but don't expect me to buy them

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Sony PS4 SHATTERS UK console sales SPEED RECORD

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Well mine is OK now

My exchange PS4 survived 2 hours of Killzone Shadowfall with no crash.

My postman was so excited for his XB1, but he has now bought a PS4 off Ebay inflated price despite being a bit of a Xbox fanboy.

Anyway graphics best ot worst SF, 3, 2, M, 1HD, 1, L

SP Fun 1, 3, M, SF, 2, L

MP not tested yet

So it is best looking but I had more fun blasting through the HD remake of the PS2 game, I like 2 but it is gruelling. 3 was easy on hardest setting.

Oh GG as one of the KZ3 Move users you have dropped one on, the controls are clunky.

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Re: Fairly meaningless

And the PS2 greatly outsold the Wii

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Re: Look at the profit... AC 11.57

Because they have run out of PS4s

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PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4

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FAIL

Zap zap zap bang and it............

Getting a swapped out one Tuesday.

Icon is what happened to my PS4.

I think the mains cable would not go in properly and it arced and then fried it.

Make sure those cables are fitted corrected.

managed to get it up long enough to rescue Shadow Fall and to deprimary it.

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Re: Some day soon? Powerful console? WHAT ?

Well Killzone Shadowfall looks better than Killzone 3

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Re: I will get one because....

Easy Naughty Dog have announced an Uncharted for it.

You can also play a decent FPS not full of shouty sweary kids.

You can wait excitedly for the new Infamous.

Order 1886 looks like it could be really good

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PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

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Two quick phone calls today

My wife called - my game still not dispatched

Called Game - they said £45 - so they have put it in my bag, called wife - cancelled Amazon.

Will use the vouchers for a controller, for now Game have just taken business off Amazon

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'You're BEAUTIFUL when you're angry' 'You SEXIST PIG!' Xbox One's fresh brouhaha

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Re: PSN is like the "women's football" of online gaming

Have you tried PSN or are you just jealous of all the games.

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Re: Only nets

I was shown how to knit a (fishing) net, quite fiddly and I lost the tool, but I can still remember 35 or so years later.

The grandfather who taught me used to work on trawlers out of Brixham before the war.

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Re: Girls around here would rather not be on XB

PSN womans football

So you must love womans football then

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Ex-Nokia team unveil Jolla smartphone with added Sailfish OS

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Re: Don't think it's a good idea

Finnish TVs

My dad used to have a Salora, quite a good TV, only one better I knew of was my Trinitron.

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Re: Don't think it's a good idea

What do you expect a load of layed off phone executives and developers to do?

Of course they will try a new phone with their knowleage and experience.

Good luck to them.

My new Android phone is a little annoying so I am watching with interest.

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

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Other than Apple

Well my daughter set her mind on a Vaio this seems OK.

Boys want something Minecraft and Terrerria compatible, but are happy on their old XP thing for now.

I now prefer build it yourself.

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Re: Have you tried...

Well my boys have got a 10 year old or so Pentium 4 to use, XP Pro dual boot with Linux Mint, if they need to take a computer to school one can carry the base unit and the other the monitor and keyboard, On their bikes.

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Think unpatched Win XP hole's not a big deal? Hope you trust your local users

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Quote "XP is like 13 years old. Get with the 21st Century."

So what my car is nearly that old and it still works, why should I replace that?

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False widow spiders in guinea pig slaughter horror

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Guinea pigs

Well we have 2 males (brothers) so I expect they would shag any errant spiders if they dared to enter their hutch.

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Jordan

But why not Eddie?

The only person I can think of with Jordan in their name.

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Microsoft bans XXXXBOX gamers for CURSING in online combat

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More on so called curse words

Had an idiot going on about the language on the forum for the game (a PS exclusive shooter), moaning about the swearing in the campaign.

Everyone took the piss out of him, including other Americans.

He could not see the hypocracy of playing a violent hard hitting FPS and killing scores of the enemy, and moaning about a few swear words. I think anyone would swear if their company was wiped out.

I was pleased that the American players also rounded on him.

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Reminds me of a saddo on game voice chat

It took me ages to work out what he was on about.

He was looking for friends who do not use curse words,

He actually used those terms.

He buggered off after a while!

If I get killed by a lagger I swear, who doesn't?

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BBC's 3D blunder BLASTED OUR BRAINS – Doctor Who fans

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DOGS

Time to reintroduce the death penalty for marketing executives who think it is a good idea.

"Hello (name of broacaster) there is a shitty logo on the screen!"

"Tough sir marketing twonk wants it."

"OK."

"Hello is that the DOG killer?"

"Yes - Mr Marketing Twonk."

"Ah yes we know, will be live on the news next Thurday."

"What will?"

"His hanging."

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Re: Cooking etc.

A lot of these shows make a profit

Top Gear does

Doctor WHo does

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Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales

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As a PS3 owner

I just cannot take a console in its prime out of service. It will remain by our TV as long as it lasts along with our recently relasered PS2, and the occasionally used Wiiii.

There are not many new releases we will buy for it but tons of current generation games we have missed.

It has been a long generation but also a good generation. Some superb games, and the most engrossing stories.

But the HDMI lead and TOSLink cable are there ready for the 29th. 1 game awaits, 2 are on the way.

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Re: total meh

Wii U is also managing 720P on a few cross platform games.

That said Nintendos latest was the 2nd best platform for Assassins Creed 4 in a recent comparison.

But then I have seen bad footage of X1 on latest COD, ever so 2008.

With all the withheld X1 footage, are they trying to hide something?

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Undercover BBC man exposes Amazon worker drone's daily 11-mile trek

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Temp work

Street cleaning a small town, in the summer, my radio on the bin trolley, quite a reasonable way of spending a summer. Empty street bins and sweep up mess.

Cleaning dishes in a restaurant, that was tough, and pretty boring.

Painting the floor of a garage, that was OK, and it saved them money by using relations of staff.

Shittiest job ever, working in a soft drink factory, boring as f**k and quite a few of the other workers were a bit dim, pay was crap as well. A few bits were knicked off my bike as well. Conditions poor, hours long. Made £50 over UB in one month, and that was blown on spares for my bike.

Done community programme, equivalent of just over £2 an hour but I got to drive the dumper truck! Usually repairing lineside fencing.

Done car delivery driver at eff all wages, (£1.50) but that could be fun, and I got to travel the country. But people wanting 1.2 Astras should be shot.

So there we go street sweeping, car driving and restoring a preserved railway were good temp jobs, even of pay was bad.

I would mention long hours of boredom are a killer, chatting speeds up time and does not really slow people down.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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Re: Never understood smoking

AC

Yes seen it happen, not good and pretty horrible.

I remember when young smokers in confined spaces making me feel ill.

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Re: Never understood smoking

Of course.

Well for a start I lost THREE grandparents to cancer, two of them from smoking.

One grandfather lost a whole lung and a lobe of the other to lung cancer.

Sorry I cannot sit there getting insulted by addicts!

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Re: Never understood smoking

And you are an ignorant twat so what!

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