* Posts by MJI

3691 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Full Steam Ahead: Valve unwraps plans for gaming hardware

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Errmmmm

Actually I am thinking of trying the OS on the quad core and making it dual boot, But next purchase is PS4.

We are allowed multiple game devices.

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Re: Watching with interest Re : Oliver Mayes

I am going to comment on this.

Ok we have a number of consoles including a current generation one. We have 3 PCs. I see a game we want on Steam.

Main PC is a quad core with reasonable graphics and a Steam account

Child PC is a wound up P4 dual boot Steam on Windows, still trying to get TF2 working on Mint

Laptop is dual core, owner will not let Steam near it as they are not PC literate.

Said game requires lots of graphic card ram. Possible to run lower resolution, so Laptop out

Requires DX, dual boot P4 Mint boot removed

Requires latest DX other boot removed, main PC removed (XP - need XP for full screen DOS applications)

Check other stores, not on PSN

So 3 PCs, 2 capable of gaming, none can run a quite simple game. Whereas both proper PCs can handle the HL2 engine fine, Portal, Portal 2, Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2 all run brilliantly. Mass Effect runs fine on the quad core.

Game creators not interested, MS paid for exclusivity on consoles.

But what happens next?

Similar game released free as part of PS+ that will do.

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'Bet Lynch' types BANNED from zoo for upsetting not-so-wildlife

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Perhaps it is just taste

Also what exactly is a onesy?

Is it a childs pyjamas or romper suit

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Dell 'disappears' cut-price Windows XPS 10 RT tab

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The XPS sounds good RT Doesn't

There is a reason so many people still use XP

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Microsoft: Surface is DEAD. Long live the Surface 2!

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Re: those combination car/boat vehicles

Hovervan!

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Re: Can't see the point if - Office

Again if I wanted to word process I would use a laptop.

Not interested in TIKFAM as such.

MSs USP with a tablet SHOULD be WIN32, of not why bother.

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Re: Can't see the point if

Surface Pro

Too many OS too confusing.

TBH in this market an XP or Win 7 laptop would be better for ME.

If it is a tablet. I would go where the apps are.

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Can't see the point if

I cannot run windows executables.

Otherwise may as well use Android or IOS

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Great Britain rebuilt - in Minecraft: Intern reveals 22-BEEELLION block map

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I will get my sons to download

They will like this

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Hardbitten NYC cops: Sir, I'm gonna need you to, er, upgrade to iOS 7

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US Spelling?

At least I know now how they spell available.

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Grand Theft Auto V: Violent, sweary and amazingly ambitious

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Re: I wonder if he's looked at the multiplayer yet,

Not available until October AFAIR

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Am I unusual?

I don't like games where I play as a baddie, yet I like war based games, if it attacks me I will shoot it, but robbing banks ect, just doesn't seem fun.

Yes I did enjoy Dishono(u)red more in stealth mode, and I went through in hard only taking out baddies and the assassins.

So playing as a bank robbing criminal, sorry just doesn't work for me.

BTW My game of the year is The Last Of Us, and to be honest Joel is not nice, but the writing is just superb.

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'Bogus IT guys' slurp £1.3m from Barclays: Cybercops cuff 8 blokes

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Re: Poor bloke

Human 24/7

Can't he have SOME time off?

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IT bloke denies trying to shag sheep outside football ground

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Think a bit

Charged not convicted.

Very embarrasing for the chap concerned, should we make it worse for him?

Oh and did the sheep enjoy it?

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Re: Was it a wool jumper?

And wellies

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Windows Phone overtakes Apple's market share ... in India

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Re: Indian techies

Someone who have never actually dealt with them.

Techie gets out of Uni, gets first job low wages in support team. If they get decent they move to a higher paid place, from there they may go self employed.

The really good Indian techies work in Europe and US, or run companies in India and pay decent wages.

The poor ones stay in the low pay jobs.

I have dealings with a self employed programmer and he is pretty good.

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THE TRUTH about beaver arse milk in your cakes: There's nothing vanilla about vanilla

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Re: Could be worse:

How both are rubbery and inedible

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Re: Meanwhile…

I know to avoid E120, carmine and cochineal

Who wants to eat cactus beetles!

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Official crackdown on Apple fanboi 'shanty town' ahead of London iPhone launch

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How sad

But then I will be going to Game on the 29th on November, but I will not be queueing!

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In MASSIVE surprise, world+dog discovers Nokia checked out Android

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Re: Nokia on Android? decimate

He has knocked a LOT more than 10% offthe value of Nokia

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Peugeot 208 GTi: The original hot hatch makes a comeback

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It is the weight

I replaced my Sunbeam with a Carlton (needed a big saloon), that went OK for its size.

Why?

1200kg is why, lighter than the then current hatches, 1500kg for a hatch some were, ridiculous.

So a light saloon with medium sized engine could hassle a lates 90s warm overweight hatch, despite looking like it should be slower.

The 205GTi worked as it weighed the same as a packet of crisps.

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Re: Enough of the history!

Astra GTE

Aghh

I drove one once. I used to deliver cars for a Vauxhall dealer

The torque steer was horrendous.

Yes it was quick in a straightish line (torque steer), but too powerful for the chassis. Same engine in the Cavalier or Carlton was much more controllable, and top end the Carlton was quicker, (aerodynamic)

I prefered the similar accelerating 3.0 Senator.

It put me off FWD for life!

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Re: Enough of the history!

XR2s

Were no match for my Sunbeam

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Re: Power by Lotus...

All these proper cars, hmmm

About 20 years ago I ran a 1600 Sunbeam for 5 years, it was a great car and as something broke I repalced it with rally car bits. rally springs, exhaust ect.

I used to pick on the current hot hatches and win (XR3is ect).

The big engined small Vauxhalls were similarly fun

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Original hot hatches

Why does everyone forget the Talbot hot hatch?

2.2l of goodness driving the back end.

Perhaps it was too quick!

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Everybody Loves Rayman: Legends dethrones Mario

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My new purchase this week

Is Killzone Mercenary..

A decent FPS for the Vita at last

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Re: Rayman delay on Wii U

That was a very silly thing to do, it was ready months ago.

It would have sold more realeasing it then.

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Wanna boost app speed? Think of the server, and tune 'er to NUMA

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Re: Link to the Presentation

Are you sure it is not Pitt?

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Beat me to it - have an upvote

I wonder if the Panama Canal has been repaired yet?

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BING! Microsoft plants Xbox Music flagpoles in Android and iOS

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Re: But Xbox is games.

Students - they had either a hifi or a motorcycle AFAIR

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But Xbox is games.

And that will be on most peoples minds..

1) It is games

2) I need an MS console to play it

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Finns, roamers, Nokia: So long, and thanks for all the phones

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Re: Nokia couldn't make a smartphone because it was too focused on the phone side.

I had an X6 nice phone!

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Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST

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Sounds like the Nokia N8

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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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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

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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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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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