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Sony seeks mojo reboot with 147-inch 'honey-you-can't-afford-me' 4K home projector

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Trying to compete on price

Really hurt them, I hope this is a return to premium products at a reasonable price.

Yes I do consider £1500 a reasonable price for a good LCD TV, compared to say £500 for a rubbish one.

I also still perceive Walkman to be better than IPod, yet they are cheaper. I have always felt you get what you pay for with Sony, pay too little you get little, pay a decent amount you get a decent product.

If you want to see engineering and design, go back to 1983 and look at their top of range VCR, everything built for quality, even the 4 year later top end VCR did not have the fine reel control of its predecessor (I own the portable version of the first and I do own the 1987 VCR).

Basically Kaz needs to bring back the premium feel of the 1970s and 80s before their descent into cheap crud and people will buy it again. Just think how many ex Trinitron owners have a Bravia, I bet it is not 100%.

I am still sad that Pioneer cut back on its ranges, and I am still worried that Panasonic may take the cheap road to junk. We need premium consumer level kit, so stop always chasing the cheapskate.

Before people mention PS4 prices, the PS4 is the cheap fix to get you hooked into the games where the profit is made.

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Optical Express 'ruined my life' attack site wins Nominet takedown battle

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Glasses here

I am pretty short sighted, but now getting a new issue due to age, not so easy to focus, I struggle to see close up things with my glasees on. But when I do take off glasses I can do a lot of closeup work, as a modeller it is actually not a problem to be short sighted.

If I had contacts or laser treatment I would now be in a more difficult place than I am in now.

However I do annoy the fashion police as they talk about brands they mean frames by fashion designer, whereas I mention brands like Nikon and Zeiss, so middle price metal frames here with bloody expensive plastic!

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What is the difference between a drone, a model and a light plane?

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As a modeller

of other things this is a great article.

There is a lot of cross interest between all the model types, I personally do 4mm scale model railways, but also like building 1/72nd aircraft and also balsa rubber powered aircraft like the West Wings.

So you will see us Railway Modellers getting excited by these machines, as we also appreciate all the work put into these.

Now I am going to have to try an RC aircraft!!!!

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Sea Fury

Nice

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The Hawk

Prefer in 9s and bright red

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Lifesize, driveable AIR-POWERED LEGO CAR hits the road

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Re: Surely...

eh? Are you talking about any 4 stroke engine? Or just one of these rotary/radial doo-hickeys?

Rotary and Radial only

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Re: Surely...

4 stroke requires an odd number of cylinders, if you follow the cycles it makes sense.

2 strokes do not care and the compressed air engine is nearer to a 2 stroke.

That Junkers engine though - seen much better than that, search up Napier Deltic. 18 cylinders, 36 pistons, 3 cranks, triangular engine shape, normal home being in pairs, in what was originally the worlds most powerful Diesel loco, now just the UKs most powerful passenger Diesel loco.

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Mosquitoes, Comets and Vampires: The de Havilland Museum

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Interesting

The Mosquito could carry a similar load as a B17 to Berlin.

It was a superb aircraft.

There used to be a flying one at Staverton years ago in the Skyfame museum.

I have flown in a Comet when I was a few months old.

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No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too

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Re: Seriously?

Like I did.

Messing up the internet, may not be able to connect to the office, false positives, health sites ect.

And that they do not block the sites you do want blocked such are virus and phishing

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Re: how to watch the Daily Show int he UK

And what is it on Freesat and Freeview?

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Beauty firm Avon sticks spike heel into $125m SAP-based sales project

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I have fonder memories of the

other Avon

Used to use some of their tyres

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Facebook to BLAST the web with AUTO-PLAYING VIDEO ads

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Time to edit HOSTS

Just need to find the URL to block for this.

My wife will moan if FB goes back in HOSTS.

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Unlocking CryptoLocker: How infosec bods hunt the fiends behind it

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They need culling

Only answer now, if these people disappear it will put off copycats.

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Analogue radio will CONTINUE in Blighty as Minister of Fun dodges D-Day death sentence

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Re: Aux input

Well that is used for my CD changer.

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Re: It's fair to say that if Bauer want it, it's wrong.

Well I am fed up with the remains of ILR.

Started when we moved into our current house and I installed a nice FM aerial, some company bought the local radio station.

Few years later driving cross country, 3 local radio stations playing same songs, got nearer home, ours the same.

Boring.

Then now, another company bought them and they disappeared, and some stupid name one now there. Had to swap to BBC local radio and that keeps hopping to other stations which are not local to me but BBC assumes they are.

No wonder I change to CD or listen to V6 instead.

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I can't go DAB in the car

Because I would lose the ability to play CDs and MDs.

I like my MD head unit, I can play copies of my LPs with it, including stuff not on TPB.

I like my CD changer as well

DAB is too like a poor MP3 to me

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Re: 97% of the population

Freesat - get a Humax HDR, dish and quad LNB (2 spares)

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Helghast-ly holiday: Killzone Shadow Fall

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Re: A pet hate

Worked it out, it was a heavy gun so it got dropped.

Good game, ending was a downer.

Could have done with some down time between the boss battle and the final assault

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

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Re: Why the assumption that every subscriber has kids?

I really hope they are!

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Re: OK

I just block news international sites so I don't get the you have to pay crap if I accidentally chose them.

The mail site is not that bad and provides another news view if you compare with other sites.

I do not read papers any more and I prefer to get news from seeing what comes up in a google news search.

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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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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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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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