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* Posts by MJI

3207 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

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

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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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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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But the PS4 has KZ Shadow Fall!

Sorry that sold it to me.

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Re: AC. Sony and Valve should Merge?

Now you have both Playstation AND Steam fans after you.

I think I will play Portal 2 tonight just to annoy you doubly!

I will use the Sixense Move patch to make it tripply!

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Need to find the money

One son wants Drivers Club and I NEED Killzone Shadow Fall

As my wife said, it looks like a PS4 Christmas

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So you won a 4G licence. The Freeview interference squad wants a word

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4G station and an axe

Now that will keep Freeview operating

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

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Re: Oh Good Grief...

So anti environment, he has land set aside for wildlife

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Just what does BT have planned for its 4G licence: We drill into UK LTE

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As before I reckon BT Vision

Well it is the right frequencies!

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Mobe networks bag UK 4G for a steal - £1bn shy of Osborne's £3.5bn

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Re: What BT will really do?

Or for BT Vision?

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Re: More TV spectrum gone!

It wasn't always the plan, originally I read it was to be for more channels, mainly high definition, and also save some space for what ever replaced HDTV.

So instead of the lovely clear 720x576i SD picture we got in the early days (with good quality IDTV) we have the over compressed rubbish we now have.

Why can't we have high bit rate DVD like SDTV and proper 1920x1080 HDTV?

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More TV spectrum gone!

I suppose they will be after the satellites next!

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Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

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Ballmer

Not fit to clean Gates shoes.

Like or loath MS, Bill Gates was the right leader

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Re: MS Keyboards

They used to be really good keyboards as well, until a stupid teenager dropped their drink on it and did not unplug it immediately.

I use an ancient Mitsumi at work as all the new KBs feel horrible.

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Re: dajames

Depends on what the PC is for.

We had a few customers change from VIsta to XP to run their business software as it was DOS based

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Re: DOS

And of course Netware

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iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4'

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Move research started AFAIR in 2000

As to pad - more likely to use Vita for that.

Most likely preemptive patenting

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Re: Eye <> square root of -1

The word eye is not the same as i.

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Fashionably slate

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Re: Infrared

We need to keep this as my wife keeps sitting on controls and that would operate all the devices.

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Re: it's all about the video, of course.

Upvoted simply for log removal

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Re: All _I_ want is

I forgot

Logo removal, I would pay an extra £100 for a TV which made ITV and C5 watchable, and removed the sea sick from CBBC (I cannot be in the same room - I get very queasy)

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All _I_ want is

The best panel I can afford

The best processing they can do (upscaling and deinterlacing ect)

A Freeview tuner for watching breakfast news and I don't want to power up a Freesat PVR

LOTS of ports, 3 or so Scart, more than 4 HDMI, component, different picture/sound modes per input.

My current TV does most of this but only has 3 HDMI.

I have one quiet PVR so boost the sound on that one, others are OK.

A games console does the streaming and BluRay, a DVD player does DVD and audio duties, but I need more ports on my amp

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'Bah, this Apple Shop is full of APPLES'

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I would frequent one and not the other

I would be very upset if my Rattler source swapped to Ithingies

Westons is easy to get luckily.

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Forget wireless power for phones - Korea's doing it for BUSES

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I was thinking overhead then Scaletrix

Overhead needs a return which is why railways work so well. But slot cars - sounds good to me.

I used to have a slot bus and slot lorry - Minic

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3 million Freesat receivers now out there, and boxes to get YouTube

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Re: 500 quid a year?

Films - I wait until the BDs are cheap in supermarkets

Sport - can't afford to do it, very expensive hobby, I looked into it once (I had a suitable car as well), that reminds me I still need an LNB for Astra1 to get RTL for F1

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Re: "Luckily there is on Freeview."

Hmm, well I have had digital TV since 1999, got an aerial on a main transmitter whereas most neighbours are on sky.

Until switchover I officially had no Freeview reception despite being able to get Ondigital (I still have the CAM and card).

No matter where I have been I have been able to get digital TV in our caravan, using a Pace Twin (POS)

BTW do NOT buy anything Pace - lack of software support, hardware can take DSO but the software can't, I have phoned them up but they are not interested. So I always advise Humax now.

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How many are Humax HDRs?

Most used Freesat box among people I know.

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Re: Red Dwarf

Essential viewing

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Re: No Dave!

Luckily there is on Freeview.

But would make life easier it is was on Freesat as well.

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Public told to go to hell, name Pluto's two new moons

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Some of those are Bristol Siddley

Orpheus

Hercules

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Greek Mythology

I want Kratos!

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Ofcom: Fancy running a temporary HD Freeview TV channel?

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Re: Here's what I want to see

Sounds like the long missed channel BBC Knowleage

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FOAD mobile telephony

I WANT my HD broadcasting

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The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

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Re: The Big Yin

Cheap, understood,, and usable with a carrier.

That sounds just like what we had until recently.

RIP Sea Harriers

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Re: Jason 7 - Confusing

Are you from Worcestershire (ie is he your MP)

How many MPs?

I thought Peter Luff was retiring. Was quite a good MP though. Better than the fox hunting obsessed, post office closer we used to have next door, even worse, some people I work with had Waquie Jaquie.

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Why the love for all the US aircraft?

What is so special about F16 and F18 compared to the European industry?

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US diplomat: If EU allows 'right to be forgotten' ... it might spark TRADE WAR

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Re: Dear USA: You make your laws; we'll make ours.

Work - the database server we use, now owned by a German company, compiler - US based but Germans work on it as well.

Home - some games, US based but multinational workers incluidng high up British employees.

Not much really, I think I would miss Naughty Dog the most.

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Ten 3D printers for this year's modellers

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I want one

But was working out if it can go long enough.

Make your own model railway bits, but can I do a whole body shell?

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Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3...

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Re: More to the point...

I have seen a few.

Early good, late total shit

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Could be good could be crap

Could be like the CGI Captain Scarlet killed by being on a shit TV programme. The reboot was rather good and I remember the original.

Or it could be like the film I have seen enough clips of to KNOW it will be crap, I do not dare see it.

Main issue it is on shITV with their new moronic stupid permanent onscreen logo of utv.

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Oh, Sony, you big tease: Mystery PlayStation reveal date set

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Re: that and - lead free solder

Can the downvoter explain why lead free solder is better?

Search on lead free solder cracking, also whiskering.

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Re: Steam

Its problem is this, you have to buy a game for each user, not just one copy.

Take example the Half Life series. I bought it a while ago, now my boys want to play it, I have to buy it twice, once for each account if I don't want them playing on my account.

They only get Steam games when they are stupidly cheap.

There are similar lockouts with Vitas, you can only use the online code with one account/Vita this meant we spent ages looking for the cheapest LBPV

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Oi

50 and still gaming.

As to TVs I can still plug a 1982 VCR into a 2009 TV if I want

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