* Posts by MJI

3658 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Reports: NSA has compromised most internet encryption

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Re: Really?

Easy to do.

Lets use GCHQ as an example.

Been there know what they are about. I knew quite a few workers and ex workers. One of my best friends worked there, they know who I am as a real person, I am not a risk, (he had been reported due to a prank and I was mentioned, demonstarting his electronics skills). Lets just say I have a video tape of me standing on a gate holding a TV aerial pointing at my home, and the tape never left my home.

Now at work we recently took on a Pakastani chap, he knows a few dodgyish people just by being from there.

Now would that be considered a risk?

Here no - none whatsoever.

Elsewhere?

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Xbox One launch date REVEALED - and it's on the 360's birthday

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If I was going to buy an MS console.

I would pick up a cheap 360 and play the 6 or so exclusives I would not mind trying.

My wife likes the look of Trials Evolution.

I want to try the shooters - basically run through the SPs, not paying for MP.

Ummmm

That's it.

Everything else I am interested in is multiplatform or PS exclusive.

Never been a Mario fan - prefered Asteroids and Space Invaders to Donkey Kong. Prefered Sonic in MD days.

First games of this ending generation to get me was Assassins Creed, then Uncharted Drakes Fortune.

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Re: Just keep the old console

You no not have to sell you know.

We stil have a PS2 and a Wiiiiiiiiii plugged into the TV, we played Buzz on the PS2 only a couple of weeks ago.

The Wiiiiiii howver, expensive scales.

I just need an HDMI/Optical switch ready for the new console.

Our PS3 stays.

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Re: No worries

PS3 online gaming.

No most is still peer to peer. Servers cost money, PSN being free meant no dedicated servers.

You still get lag killed and you still get the occasional I am a killing machine and not dieing.

I have tried 5 shooters to a reasonable amount and all are peer to peer, including some of the biggest names.

I am being sort of willingly forced into PS4 as otherwise I will get wiped out if I leave it too long. My friends are very excited and all have preorders in. Launch one game is priority.

The weekend of 30th November & 1st December will be spent on Vekta.

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No worries

I am still picking up a PS4 on the 29th

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Nokia drives cars into the clouds: Hear HERE, you're here, hear?

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Re: You should be so lucky

Pay for servicing!

What!

Why waste money?

Why spend £500 on a major service when you can DIY?

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Re: while Google Maps can leave you lost in the wilderness when the signal disappears.

OK so how do I cache all the maps on an Android phone?

So I can use it without using data.

Thanks

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Phone sat nav

Well my company phone data is VERY expensive.

I can't get the google sat nav in Android to work off line with downloaded maps.

BUT

My previous Symbian phone did with OVI maps

2 things better now about my old phone, maps and camera

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Decks and plugs and rock and roll: Tascam CD-A750 cassette and CD combo

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Re: @Annihilator

Non CD-DA = nightmare

My previous DVD player worked well with CD-DA but I got fed up with exchanging non playing CDs, I think I had three copies of one CD (to be returned to supplier), eventually found out - non CD-DA due to some data CD nonsense.

At least I cost them a few copies!

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Give us a break: Next Android version to be called 'KitKat'

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How about

L - Liquorish Allsorts

M - Marathon

N

O - Opal Fruits

P

Q

R - Rhubarb & Custard

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Re: I used to like KitKats

I wonder who is buying them?

BTW I like milk and white chocolate, had some nice chocolate from Cornwall (Trenance) Green & Blacks is OK.

Just don't like dark chocolate - too bitter for me.

A nice quality milk chocolate

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I used to like KitKats

Haven't had one in a while though

BTW What exactly is candy?

Also why are Hershey things in Asda?

What is wrong with our own chocolate?

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TDK calls it quits on tape media thanks to 'difficult environment'

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Re: Haven't used a tape in ? years

I used one at the weekend

a DVC60 in my video camera

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Compact Cassette supremo Lou Ottens talks to El Reg

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Re: Sony buying Columbia

And do you know whose fault it is?

All those idiots who bought Vhs rather than Beta.

They bought the studio to make sure any formats they supported would survive in future.

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Re: Patents again

But the patent was like many of that period used to control the designs rather than extort money.

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Re: Interesting

I'd like to here from CD people and also all the first (VCR Umatic) and second generation (the usual 3) video cassette system people

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Interesting

Nice to hear from some of these people.

More like this please.

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Beat the UK's incoming smut filter: Pre-censor your grumble flicks

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More evil

Add the Milliband as well

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Science fiction titan Frederik Pohl dies, aged 93

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I have read some of his works

But cannot remember which ones they were, I now have a shopping list for the rest.

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I know what you mean

I emailed OSC a while ago to ask about a book, he replied.

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Brit music body BPI lobbies hard for 'UK file-sharers database'

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Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...

Looks like you guessed.

It is not only films found on Blu Ray

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Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...

Blu Ray at £40

Fungus - cordyceps

I thought it was obvious

A data one with a game on it

And WELL WORTH £40

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Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...

Pay a fiver for a Blu ray when it is a bit older.

That said last 5 I bought were £5, £5, £5, £5, £40

The expensive one was full of fungus

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Happy 50th birthday, Compact Cassette: How it struck a chord for millions

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Re: anybody remember VHS HiFi?

I used Beta HiFi, I had one of the few NICAM fitted 950s, pity that the controller chip blew.

I used a Sanyo Beta HiFi to record Friday Rock show then edited to cassette for the car. One of the recordings was of a friends band.

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Re: TDK SA90...

I tended to end up with TDK when I had money otherwise whatever I could find cheap, but TDK were good.

Video tapes, nothing bettered the Sony ProX tapes, strong plastic cases, snazzy shells, great tape formulation, still work well today, played back on the same portable, pity they topped out at L500

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Tencent offers 10TB of free cloud storage for all

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Re: Uploading 10TB

BT 15MB/S

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We've cracked riddle of ANTIGRAVITY mountains on Saturn's Titan - boffins

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Yes he did!!!!!!!

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'Kim Jong-un executes nork-baring ex and pals for love polygon skin flick'

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Current dwarf

The current Kim, best thing for him would be a present from a special forces sniper.

With the Kims destroyed NORK will have a chance.

As to Syria - I have no idea but helping rebels will get a lot of people killed.

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Nintendo is FLATLY UNHINGED: New 2DS is a handful of game

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Re: Nintendo - Done for,.

Better off getting a DS or a 3DS

Those screens will get wrecked

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Mine are sticking with DS and Vita

Not enough 3DS games to interest them, and that is a funny shape and too big, the screens will get wrecked.

DS folds up to protect the screens and has loads of games.

If they want more consoly games they have their Vitas

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Microsoft Xbox One to be powered by ginormous system-on-chip

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Ermm

Why do I want to overlay my Freesat PVR output?

No it doesn't record TV.

And which games are better? Do they have Naughty Dog?

And what use is the camera when I want to slob out on the settee?

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Microsoft gives away more data with SkyDrive upgrade

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I don't trust News International either

Well with that name what else are you supposed to think?

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Samsung to bring 55-inch MONSTER curvy-telly to the UK

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WTF?

After getting rid of curved TVs they reappear

Vertical curves removed in 1960s

Horizontal curves in 1998

Depth of TV a bit later

Now they want to curve them again!

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Meet the world's one-of-a-kind ENORMO barge-bowling bridge of Falkirk

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Impressive

I do like things like this and such a good use of lottery money.

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Top 10 Steve Ballmer quotes: '%#&@!!' and so much more

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Re: Developers Developers...

Windows 7 email clients

Mine waas OK, I downloaded Thunderbird as I could not make head nor tale of the Win7 one.

If I had time I would have, but I wanted it running now, so used something easier to understand for a long term computer user.

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Lenovo to ship all new PCs with Start Menu replacement

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Re: First PC with 8 Rome 2

Seems it wil use 7

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Tat bazaar eBay takes a rest for 'scheduled maintenance', goes offline

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Just tried

Login screen but no Ebay

Oh

Your email/user ID or password is incorrect.

And no it isn't

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Sony sets dates for US and Euro PS4 unleashment amid Xbox heckles

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Re: Comparison?

Hmm the chair by the PC is a bit hard, but for console I sit on a comfy sofa with my feet up.

That does help with console.

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Re: "Sony wasn't forgetting its older-platform customers"

It already runs BSD oh wait

The Linux install was a bit useless unfortunately. I was just going to try it when that software update came out and the boys updated

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Re: Why the downvotes for LarsG ....

Forsa - see Driveclub

Ryse - see quick time events, looks good but a bit boring. A lost opportunity

Would rather do Infamous (have played them)

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They have

I set up a rule a year ago.

I would buy a next gen console when a Naughty Dog or Guerilla Games game is on it.

So I am OK. One boy likes racing games and the other Assassins Creed

So launch for us.

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Kiwi jetpack gets all-clear for manned tests

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Re: But mythbusters sez it can't be dun!!!1

Fry os not god of technology just god of sack people

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'But we like 1 Direction!' Rock gods The Who fend off teen Twitter hate mob

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Re: Sad Gits

But he is entertaining

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Re: Won't get fooled again

I always thought it was odd how the Mods followed The Who, quite a bit different to their usual stuff.

Back in the last revival in the early 80s Mods were everywhere, but the rock fans used to take the piss out of their scooters.

Only thing is the rock fans usually loved NWOBHM and 70s heavy rock, but also liked the heavier Who songs. Common transport for rock fans then were Jap motorcycles.

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Re: Thank fuck

Well I have a few, boys not bothered but like rock music, just let them play Minecraft and they are happy.

Daughter likes Florence and the Machine, but used to be Two Door Cinema Club mad, but she never went beyond a poster, CDs T Shirt and seeing them live.

She HATES no direction!

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Hmm perhaps some prosecution

I think a few no direction fans should be prosecuted for their threats, well if it is suitable for some people perhaps a few of these morons should be done.

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Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

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Re: Wait, hear that?

So why does WIn 7 not allow full screen DOS?

XP does

Therefore some of us still need XP

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Eco, economy and diesel power

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Re: If I don't need ...

Still not as a good as a good RWD car.

I have seen Rover 800s struggling

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Re: 12 seconds!!!!

Accelerate - more than you think.

My car is around the 8 second mark depending on fuel, best on Shell or BP super stuff, worst on Tesco with LPG in between. But on decent petrol with recent fuel trim reset sub 8 is easy.

As I mainly use LPG, I can afford to boot it!

However the 50 to 90 acceleration is more usefull.

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12 seconds!!!!

Anything over 10 feels a bit slow.

About 8 is always nice.

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