3269 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Is it yellow with black writing?
What else will they get up to next?
Re: Coming to a wallet near you...
I already have a paypal debit card. Very usefull
I would NOT buy that one.
Be more careful with names.
VW have done this before as well.
Never heard of the place
Re: The worst system...
Re: Miranda Hart
You seem just a little obsessed with her?
Re: Having a TV and TV Licence is not compulsory....
Actually one of the things I hate about Sky are the rules.
Their kit, phone lines, multiple subscriptions.
On/ITV Digital at least broke one of those with their CAM system, I had it for a year or so on my old Sony Wega IDTV, so I had Sonys idea of a user interface, I had a high quality (possibly best of that era) digital tuner of the old much missed Sony UK Digital TV group, I had a remote which was not lopsided - I HATE lopsided remotes. Pity there were only two channels in the £3 a month subscription we actually watched and dropped it when they dropped those channels.
As to cards, well 2 working PVRs, a TV, I would need 3 cards, and 2 CAMS - stuff that!
Re: I spent a couple of weeks in the UK
I don't see those adverts, I skip them!
Well our row of houses more or less lines up with a row of social housing.
From the back garden, every social house has a Sky minidish. Private a few have Sky, a few no dish, I have a dish for Freesat and deliberately bought a bigger dish with a brand on it.
Re: XCraptor viewers subsidising us
Very good point.
Just had a quick count up
On BBC I like a lot of the documentries, Not Going Out, Sky at Night, those Michael Portillo railway journeys, any travel documentries with Michael Palin, Top Gear, Doctor Who, Sherlock, I leave our Humax HDR on BBC HD most of the time. Dramas Call The Midwife is quite good (next paragraph reminded me of a line about greased penguins)
I was channel hopping a week or so ago and ended up watching a programme on Penguins - it was great!
Even when it comes to mass market, Strictly is a much nicer programme than XCraptor (hmm catsuits). Soaps, I watch none so do I subsidise DeadEnders or am I paying for Portillo to travel around the UK by train?
Now ITV, Doc Martin is quite good as long as they resolve it rather than drag on, Downton Abbey was good but I feel it is now on a downslope sadly. I liked the Caroline Quentin Corshish prgramme even though she was annoying, (I love Cornwall - ancestors from there), oh shITV no need to block out the drinks brand, we all know you were blocking out Cornish Rattler.
I stopped watching GT Academy due to overly obtrusive car and overals logo blocking, yet the shITV logo which should have been blocked was left on, the blocked logos were the name of the game, the car manufacturer, the console the game plays on, and the company who makes the console and owns Polyphony Digital. Seeing cars driving around with rectangles on the sides, bonnet, sun strip, caused me to get ratty, so I deleted the schedules recordings.
My current shITV programme list is currently 0.
I could manage with the following channels only
BBC1 (local news), BBC1 HD, BBC HD, BBC News 24, Dave, best stuff off BBC2 and BBC4 goes on BBC HD and I much prefer HD for the good documentries. I would like 2 and 4 for the odd one missed.
Re: NZ Has No TV Tax @Annihilator
If they had not done "The Voice" they could have afforded to carry on showing F1.
******* idiots in charge
F1 should also have been a TV rights protected sport
Re: It's about choice
Err I don't think you can blame her for that. It is the EPG fee they pay and they have to to be on the Sky EPG
Re: It's about choice
Actually BBC have to pay Sky to go on the EPG
Read up on RTL, Astra 1, and multiple LNBs
F1 is still free
It is when I fill up
Liquified Petrolium Gas - Propane
Still call them petrol stations though, or LPG stations where no petrol.
Oh and will tractor* owners keep their tractors out of the LPG area, I am so fed up of waiting for them to finish shopping.
* Diseasel engined cars (Borrowed from Rev W Awdry).
The local ciders are worth drinking as well.
Re: Quality drop
So sad, especially when you remember the early days when BBC was running at quite high bit rates
Re: Freeview unwatchable
Still some decent stuff on BBC.
DTTV has dropped in quality a lot since it was introduced.
Originally the DTTV pictures were very similar to a decent DVD, now they are to be honest a bit poor.
Back around 2000 DTTV was the best picture you could get for the BBC in your house.
Re: Why the downvote?
Long distance as well
I have had DTTV since 1999, via an early IDTV, tried subscription TV with a CAM, 2 channels worth having Carlton Food Network for my wife and Discovery Wings for me.
Went to a PVR as well after Ondigital went bump, never got a Monkey either.
All along I have been told no digital TV available at my house until switchover. I am probably at limit for Sutton, no other transmitters suitable (hills or power), I have a large aerial and a mast head amp, I will not be losing my TV reception for the few I do watch, and as far as I am concerned 4G WILL NOT put me out of pocket, if it does legal action happens.
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
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)
Actually they tend to have the latest Firefox/Chrome ect
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
Re: Supprised companies on XP
It works for them, why replace?
Small businesses have more important things to spend money on.
I used to love the DOS version, used it for years with Clipper code
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
All I get is a link to 1 film.
No menus, nothing, not navigable on a PC
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.
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
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.
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.
Interesting times ahead
I will be very intrigued to see what this box is.
Will it be SSD?
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.
Good idea but
What will it do my PC and PS3 cannot?
Already play Steam games on the PC and Portal 2 on PS3
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.
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
Re: What next?
That is what US Budweiser is for!
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
** for power
Nor any of the Xbase family
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
The last version of MSDOS
Windows for Workgroups
Win Myalgic encephalomyelitis
Apart from 2000 or XP IP was a nono
Our Windows app works
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
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.
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?
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
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
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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