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* Posts by MJI

3097 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Drunk driving: No more dangerous than talking on handsfree mobe

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A few points

Tiredness is as bad as drink driving, drunk and tired is the real killer.

Phones and driving, not black and white, Stuck in a jam - no issue, going round a roundabout - well throw the book

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1 in 7 WinXP-using biz bods DON'T KNOW Microsoft is pulling the plug

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Re: Bespoke & Legacy

XP machine on next desk to me

Yes it does full screen command prompts, used it yesterday to set up a system for dot matrix printing (as I didn't migrate that edit screen)

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Re: Bespoke & Legacy

So XP is the latest OS for a lot of software

Vista lost full screen command prompts.

Netbios removal

Netbios

No need to remove them - they just like to force things

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Re: IE6

Actually they tend to have the latest Firefox/Chrome ect

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Re: Supprised companies on XP

My car is a 2001 model, and I do not like the stying of many current cars, and the only ones I like are too expensive.

BTW it is more reliable than a newer BMW at work

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Re: Supprised companies on XP

It works for them, why replace?

Small businesses have more important things to spend money on.

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

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QEDIT/TSE

I used to love the DOS version, used it for years with Clipper code

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Bacon sarnies can kill: Official

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Re: Death

Bacon Ham Sausage

I am unusual in not liking bacon or ham and only liking butcher sausages and hot dog ones.

Just remembering the nice ones they did last year, stilton ones were nice - worked well with the pork

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Brit comic-book-guy-vs-gangsters film goes straight to Xbox Live

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Mubi?

All I get is a link to 1 film.

No menus, nothing, not navigable on a PC

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Re: More people will see via TPB

Of course they won't watch it until then, it is on the eco system of ONE games console, no DVD, no streaming elsewhere, nothing.

Doesn't appeal to me, but good luck to them.

Straight to DVD, at least anyone without an Xbox can see it.

But if a film of this type is any good usually you hear a buzz.

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More people will see via TPB

They have now got the advertising, but many people will not see it until it is on the usual sites

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Proto Steam box may feel your arousal, hints Valve daddy

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Re: The next generation of consoles

It is the here and now.

Why would I want to stream a film in lower quality than a BluRay which I can buy for under £10 from Asda? And I can keep it.

Good idea, it will sell, but no idea how well. Valve are not stupid.

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Re: Good idea but

I know but I already have most bases covered with this combination.

Basically I cannot play any Italian Plumber games or a couple of shooters.

Apart from moving Steam into the living room, is there anything else?

I do like the idea, will be tempted but PS4 would take priority for me.

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Interesting times ahead

I will be very intrigued to see what this box is.

What OS?

Will it be SSD?

Control options?

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Stop knocking Move!

Play Portal 2 on PS3 with the Sixence motion control patch.

Oh look my Move controller is a portal gun!

Even the correct colours.

I do like the colour matching on Move games Gold on Resistance 3 to match the Chimeras eyes. Red on Killzone 3 to match the Helghast goggles. Now Portal 2.

I find that the knockers have basically never played a well supported decent Move game.

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Good idea but

What will it do my PC and PS3 cannot?

Already play Steam games on the PC and Portal 2 on PS3

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Torvalds asks 'Why do PC manufacturers even bother any more?'

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Re: Torvalds

Go by image size

Well we all know that you need a bigger diagonal with widescreen, this is why the 25" TV was replaced by the 32" 16x9 TV, same vertical height.

A 24" W/S TV looks small compared to a 24" 4x3.

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Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads

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The drink drive limit is fine

It is people drinking a lot more who are the issue

The lower limit countries also have lower punishments

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Re: What next?

That is what US Budweiser is for!

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Re: In the UK in the 1960s 2/3 of adults smoked. Today it is 1/3. This applies that idea to alcohol.

The Royal Navy AFAIK still does drinking, in the Falklands the pilots would have a drink after a flight, they thought it was extremely civilised

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Moscow's speed cameras 'knackered' by MYSTERY malware

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** for power

Nor any of the Xbase family

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Microsoft finally ships Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

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Re: Old Apps

Well back when we started with Netware, Windows Server was an Oxymoron. NT4 was pants compared to the nearest equivalent from Novell.

A couple of customers switched from NT4 to NW5.1

Our DOS app works on

Real/32

The last version of MSDOS

Windows for Workgroups

Win95

Win98

Win Myalgic encephalomyelitis

Win2000

Win XP

Apart from 2000 or XP IP was a nono

Our Windows app works

Win XP

Win 7

No idea about Vista or 8

Database server I have used on NW3.12, 4.0, 4.11, 4.2, 5, 5.1, 6, Win NT4, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012

Still need to try the Linux version

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Re: Old Apps

For more info. it uses a 30 line VGA full screen mode, with a decent (at the time) graphics card I was able to run in a window on my Win98 work PC. But 2000 & XP were stuck with full screen.

Prior to 2005 or so we used IPX as the IP thunking engine was slow, when that caught up we were able to use IP for the lesser servered customers. others kept with IPX.

We used the same database engine for our Windows software, we took 3 or more goes to get a working system some languages dropped due to various issues. Until we ended up with a Windows language written by the same company as the DOS compiler.

As to newer to IT people. Yes there have been client server engines for DOS applications, in fact the one we used started as one, over time things such as Windows server, Linux server, IP, Windows clients got added.

The server was also once demonstrated to be four times quicker on a dual boot server between whatever were the current flavours of Netware and Windows, when on Netware.

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Re: XP Holdouts

Err they do have anti virus?

So is my car no longer fit to use as they haven't updated the firmware for a few years?

My car is older than my home computers OS. It still works, why replace it?

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Old Apps

We have a few customers who do not want to update their software, happy with our DOS version, had it for years ect ect.

It was the best DOS software of its type and caused us major issues when creating our windows version, making sure we did not lose features.

Now that cannot run on anything newer than XP due to MS removing features. Vista lost full screen support (our application was VGA mode 30 lines), 7 lost IP stack for the IP engine. Something gets removed every version.

Server access was via a small Windows app which talks to the server in IP, IPX was native and was great in the Netware days

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Re: XP Holdouts

Why replace a perfectly good operating system?

If it does the job why spend money on another OS when you can spend it on food, or drink, or mortgage ect

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Re: What’s the point?

Hence I use Firefox on 2 XP and 1 7 PC

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Re: I have XP here so no use @N2

Actually it is more the point that MS is writing software which will not run on one of its own operating systems, yet a lot of other people do.

There is no law which says you have to change software which works

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Re: Jordan Davenport

I can tell by the way you write you didn't

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Re: upgrade to Windows 7

Is it free?

XP does the job, all the software I want works. Steam works, my video editor works, my BluRay burner works

Why pay just to change the OS?

And I use Win 7 at work

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I have XP here so no use

Well there are millions of PCs out there running it.

MS are not interest luckily other browsers are available

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First, servers were DEEP-FRIED... now, boffins bring you WET ones

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Water cooling

Water cooled PC

Best ever

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Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Re: Psyx All the comments....

I hate you - that article mentioned those two twin morons with stupid hair! I had managed to wipe them from my mind!

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Re: Psyx All the comments....

Letters on foreheads

I want AntandDec to be fitted with these - still no idea which one is which and more importantly don't care.

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glasses

A big advantage on a motorbike in the summer.

I didn't get flies in my eyes!

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Re: Sunglasses

I am now considering them at night due to all the car LED lighting. Those give me a headache.

There is a certain Peugeot model convertable with tin roof I cannot even follow without being on main beam due to very bright and flickering.

As I told my wife when everyone has those bright flickery lights I'm either giving up driving or trying sunglasses.

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North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some

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Re: 5 part series "Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle"

All 350 betamax tapes of it.

If it is PAL I'll convert to DVD if you wish

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Re: Imagine if...

Perhaps he is just dense?

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Re: Barbers

I used to use a barbers and luckily he was not a football fan, he liked barbering because you cannot say bollocks in a hair dressers.

We did chat about sport as he was into local motorsports.

Now dead unfortunately

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Trekkies detect Spock's Vulcan homeworld ORBITING PLUTO

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Those names

Saw it on an RSS feed

I thought it was to do with our favourite tin triangle!

The other name reminds me of the Illusive Man

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No mobile signal? Blame hippies and their eco-friendly walls

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Land line

I use that in the house!

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Mobile TV is BACK: Ericsson launches broadcast video for 4G

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4G = TV frequencies

So why not just add a TV tuner instead?

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John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net

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satanism which keeps our machines running

Not here

It is Santaism, the belief in a red clothed fat man with a supertanker sized sleigh

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Re: Worst SF book

Not Battlefield Earth, it is top 10 but not top.

I can think of a couple which were worse, but it is definately top 10

Because I actually finished it - before I knew about the cult. Big thick SF novels in SH book shops do look good value.

As to SF invented religions - nothing tops Jedi

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Sony promises PC-based PlayStation 4 for Christmas

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Re: Back on the treadmill again...

I am good at a couple including on line. Fun telling all the kids they have been owned by someone a lot older, or "my sons are older than you"

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Re: Social? .... Where's the SPLIT-SCREEN gameplay?!

All the ones under SP have local coop

Anyway how about 4 player co op LBP?

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Re: Social? .... Where's the SPLIT-SCREEN gameplay?!

Actually I forgot Resistance Fall of Man, & Resistance 2

Also Gran Turismo

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Re: Well hello there... FPS

Play with Move - great fun

KZ3 CinC here

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Re: Social? .... Where's the SPLIT-SCREEN gameplay?!

Errr

Recent SP

Killzone 3

Resistance 3

Portal 2

All the Motorstorms

Recent MP

Uncharted 3

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Platform locked.

Something to do with the owners of the studios.

Sony own rather a lot

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