* Posts by MJI

3566 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Cameron demands Brits BOYCOTT angry-troll-infested websites

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Bully the bullies

This is the best way of dealing with them.

There is a fine line between bullying and trolling and trolls who cross the line can end up as victims themselves, either online, or on the end of a fist.

I have seen NG trolls getting real life warnings about their bullying.

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Happy

They may agree

"Or going to an xbox fansite and telling them why the PS4 is superior to the XBotch en every way."

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Obama cancels meeting Putin in Russia, says Snowden 'a factor'

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We have the Pound, no need of Monopoly Money or chocolate coin money

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Bloke straps shed to Ford Zephyr and chases it on bike

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Different rider?

What would happen with say Chris Hoy on the bike?

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Re: Capri , Ultimate Chav car

XR Fords - I remember them well, commonly seen in rear view mirrors.

Boy racers, nothing like deflating a couple revving at traffic lights, riding between them, and beating both of them, on a 250!. However a Cossie Sierra took a 600 to leave it behind.

XR3is seemed to crop up everywhere, often picking on smaller Rootes Group cars, lets just say the old high compression Avenger 1600 engine is very pokey, and please check the Sunbeam engine options.

Had a draw in a TLGP against a 2.0 Capri while driving an Avenger estate! (I knew them)

Even my mum in a Reliant 3 wheeler had a XR3 try it one once.

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Brit Skylon spaceplane moves closer to lift-off

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I just want to see it fly

This would be good, last time space was really exciting was in the early 70s.

Aircraft, why are museum pieces better to watch than in service stuff?

(Think Vulcan, Concorde, SHAR)

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US feds: 'Let's make streaming copyrighted content a FELONY'

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Re: Finally

Pirates - they should walk the plank, or blow their fishing boats out of the water

Copywrite infringers - may be tell them off.

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Happy first anniversary, Curiosity!

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Re: @Kubla Cant

She seems the sort.

And imagine the conversations in the Mitchell household.

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Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

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If MS didn't remove features

Maybe we would get newer OSes

Perhaps that graphical DOS app cost a lot of money?

Funny that our DOS app runs up to XP and our Windows APP starts on XP.

Vista killed DOS full screen

7 Killed NETBIOS (AFAIR)

8 is too different

So XP stays on

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Pikmin to the rescue: Can Nintendo revamp revive Wii U fortunes?

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Cheaper

And PS3 and X360 are cheaper still, and have games.

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Chubby-chasing SEX TROLLS ran me offline, says fashion blogger

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Re: Welcome to the real world, kid. Mike2R

I have seen bits of this, but it always ends up with the idiots being picked on.

When you see woman players always with the same groups, they will shut them up with lots of kills, basically the idiots are targeted.

Even funnier when the woman is the wife of one of the other players. This makes the idiots panic quit.

This is a hardcore FPS.

Yet on a more casual TPS you do get more idiots including some players blocking in female characters (not players) and trying to hump them using the taunt system. Dropping a grenade gets the message through, then they got booted. I occasionally played female characters as they were nicer to watch

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Ministry of Fun launches news quiz - and the BBC is in its sights

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Re: Multiple view points - cyborg

You have it right, this is why I ignore them - and they are going paywall mad.

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Re: Multiple view points

See my other posts, removing the crap gives you a lot more sensible sites to view, foreign sites are pretty good and blogs reveal more about politics than any paper.

Anyway compare Guardian and Telegraph, different view points but not junk papers.

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Re: Multiple view points

Are they reputable?

The Sun lies, Mirror is crap, Mail is fascist.

Leaves the TV sites, lots of international sites, a few half decent newspapers, local papers, the news agencies, news blogs.

Nothing wrong with some prefiltering.

As to bias somewhere between them all you can find the truth.

OK I would be too embarrased about being on the Sun site, more embarrassing than porn.

Mirror - all celeb stories no news

Mail - just a bunch of fascists, see their recent campaign to restrict our internet.

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Multiple view points

Are essential when dealing with any new story beyond traffic news.

I will admit my first source is BBC, after that I look through various links from Google news search.

I do not check anythng News International nor gutter

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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

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TIKFAM

Why did they name it after the Austin Metro?

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Hmmm

Well when I first heard of Sky Drive my thoughts were of Walnut heads empire.

In fact it puts me right off using it.

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First burger made of TEST-TUBE MEAT to be eaten on August 5

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Re: Totally disgusting

Not just my relatives at the farm but it is common.

Beef is not full of crap

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RE: TP - Liver

Yuk - much rather get my vitamin C from fruit & veg.

More to the point, rather then force down and feel sick with liver I can get it at a higher concentration with those old favourites Brocolli and Sprouts.

I also have an orange a day.

Mixed diet FTW!

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Re: Totally disgusting

Butchers meat

No it isn't full of antibiotics and hormones.

They are expensive and can be dangerous, antibiotics are only used when an animal is ill.

Source - related to a beef farmer

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Grinding teeth

Also evolved to be very good at breaking down meat

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Sony and Panasonic plan 300GB Blu-Ray replacement for 2015

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Re: Not blue ray again...please...no

1) There were no backroom deals. But Various Hollywood studios are owned by various hardware companies.

2) BluRay was a collaberation between a lot of companies including Phillips, Panasonic and Sony.

3) Only Toshiba of the big Japanese manufacturers made HD-DVD.

4) Sony guaranteed Blu Rays success by including a drive in the PS3.

5) PS3 drove the success of BD and the hard disk and media capabilites killed off HD-DVD

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Re: Any interested? ANYONE?

There are always people who want the latest format, film fans will be quite likely to want to go 4K.

Everyone assumes that what they want everyone wants, someone who pays a few thousand for a prohector will no baulk at buying a 4K optical disc player.

Some people like expensive cars, some like expensive furniture, some like top end AV kit.

Yes my TV is worth more than my car!

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Re: " ... 300GB-worth of CGI wizardry ..." (Wowfood)

There are a lot of really good games and space used doesn't really come into it.

Short but very good, Journey

Long, hard and very well executed, The Last of Us

Lots of shorter games are more about the multiplayer than the single player

This generation we have been careful to buy decent games rather than cheap games.

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Re: Seems Irrelevant (PhilW)

Now can one of the downvoters tell us why you downvoted him?

Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

I get the feeling they have not heard a HD music format in action

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Re: First news story for the Playstation 5?

We look after our discs.

But you have admitted the big failing of Toshibas format, lack of capacity.

As to loading, never seen one take more than a few seconds.

Best thing about HD-DVD is that they were easier to rip so they could be torrented and then watched on the most popular Blu Ray player.

That is how we got around lack of Blu Ray releases from certain studios.

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Re: " ... 300GB-worth of CGI wizardry ..."

Would be good for Fallout type games!

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Re: Sony... Oh well.

BD can handle all the same codecs as HDDVD, just that it can hold more data, which with a longer film is very important.

Being able to support MPEG2 1440x1080/50i to me is very important.

Home burnt from HDV

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Re: First news story for the Playstation 5?

I think the DVD part of HD-DVD was a trick by Toshiba to get it accepted by more people.

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Re: First news story for the Playstation 5?

HD-DVD was smaller capacity and not as tough

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Re: " ... 300GB-worth of CGI wizardry ..."

Disc full of games.

Lets look at my latest purchase

Limits of graphics pushed - yes for console

Story - definately - very emotional

Lots of guns - no

Short SP - 8 hours in and no where near end

Hard - very

But produced by a Sony owned studio.

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Re: Sony... Oh well.

Sony formats

At least have always aimed to be better than the opposition.

But think CD was a huge success.

Beta was better.

Never heard Elcassete or whatever it is called but supposed to be good.

ATRAC was a good audio compression algorithm

BluRay is more future proof than HD-DVD

Sony have developed a lot of good formats.

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Re: Seems Irrelevant

I hate MP3s but I own a few SACDs and DVD-A

This annoyed me!

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Comrade! If you dare f$%^ing swear on the internet, WE'LL SHOOT

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A Yank CAN be as bad

A game I play, on the forums, a new person posted that they wanted to play the game but there was too much swearing. He asked for the next game to have all swearing removed.

He hated curse words, but did not mind the shooting, the gouging of eyes, the bloodshed ect.

Lets just say he had the piss ripped out of him. Especaily when when he said that he routed his interent via a clean feed system. He was also anti porn and nudity.

Why did he want to play a shooting game?

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Microsoft introduces warning on child abuse image searches

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Re: No more Binging

Remember to pronouch Penistone with a hard E.

Secret hovervan works

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Sky falling: 119,000 Brits flee O2, Be after Murdoch broadband gobble

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Re: Sky can get stuffed

I like telling them about Freesat.

I chatted for ages to a Sky salesman trying to sell me their PVR. After the call he was an expert in Freeview PVRs.

I even tried Ondigital (IDTV subrscription)

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PM writes ISPs' web filter ads for them - and it must say 'default on'

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Mail is definately scum

They pushed for it

Cameron is a twat

Written by a centre right voter who could never vote Labour (TSR2)

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Beijing fanboi in coma after iPhone 4 shock treatment

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Re: I'm No Fan

I would prefer BSI

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World's biggest software biz SAP not selling as much, er, software

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How about the Sybase division?

Now that does matter to a lot of people.

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You still reading us? Not for long! Summer is THE IT meltdown hot spot

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Aircon

Also important for developers, cannot code when overheating.

Just that I have 3 PCs under my desk (2 working, XP and 7, 98 just sits there), and despite the XP being a celeryon and slow it heats my legs.

My quad core 7 is not as hot.

My old 10 year old home PC P4 I used at work for a while after the last work PC blew up, was much faster than the celeryon, it (celeryon) moved to my desk after its previous user left. it is used for XP tasks.

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CONFIRMED: Driverless cars to hit actual British roads by end of year

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Re: Funny you should say that

Older BMWs OK

Top end BMWs OK

Cheap news ones BMW or Audi, knobs

I know a P reg 318is owner and a 3 series coupe owner, and they notice this as well

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Funny you should say that

Driving on the Mway and a BMW slotted itself into the gap between me and the car infront. There was not enough room!

Of course a bottom of range 5 series.

Actually BMW driving like a prat = bottom end model

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Premier League boots footie-streaming site off Blighty's interwebs

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Potatoes

They are more interesting.

Following a trailer full, watching them fall off on a bump and the locals run out and collect them!

More exciting than football

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Oh please, PLEASE bring back Xbox One's hated DRM - say Xbox loyalists

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Re: Oh boy

On consoles - we have erm 14 different ones. None of them will stop playing games due to external reasons. Except of course multiplayers.

The console we have preordered is the same.

Why would I want a console which could lose games?

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How the clammy claws of Novell NetWare were torn from today's networks

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4.11 was reliable

I have seen uptimes over a year for 3.12, 4.11, 4.2, and various 5

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Printing with Windows network = nightmare

I had to write a standalone printer handler, Netware was easy I had a library, then of course I could also use capture.

Windows - 3 printers only from DOS.

What a mess

We also had high uptime customers

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Best NOS I have used

Fast reliable trustable and worked

Used it with ADS as a dataserver

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FAIL

Wrong - NT4 was a downgrade

Replaced a few with Netware Servers

4x faster

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'Thundering mechanical behemoth' walker mech to attack Leicester today

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Re: I could do better with Meccano

Not man carrying though

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Re: The should look at Robot Wars (UK) sometimes...

I remember - the weaponised giant Scuttle.

The small Scuttle was a very fast walker

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