* Posts by MJI

3353 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Rolls-Royce climbs aboard Bloodhound SUPERSONIC car

MJI
Silver badge

Re: I'm not sure what the point it.

Well when you have such design issues as wheel strength, avoiding damage to the car from the sonic boom. There is definately some good points to look at.

1
2

Sony investor wants to break up firm, re-invest in hardware biz

MJI
Silver badge

Drop the cheap crap

Concentrate on the decent stuff.

Top end Sony stuff is still good, their cheap crap is embarrasing.

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

TVs

When I bought mine there was well too many models, found 5 46" TVs

Cheap sub HD, S and P ranges, overpriced crap.

W and X series - they look nice, how much for an X series!!??!!

W series - hmm that is marketed at me, full HD, great picture quality, looks nice, not too expensive, but quite a bit more than the cheap TVs.

I saw all 4 playing same material and it was crap crap excellent excellent.

So as Pioneer plasmas (only plasma TV I like) was too expensive off to look at Sony W series TVs.

Two models !!!!!!!!!

Now they could have cut that range down to cheap overpriced crap (S), more expensive but better value enthusiast (W), and rich person (X).

Yes I own a W series LCD and the picture is still excellent, got a free 5 year guarantee as well.

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

Vita vs Smartphone

Hmm well my phone is from work and I don;t want to buy a phone just to play games on it.

Oh and can I have an Uncharted game please?

FInds copy of Golden Abyss.

How about a FPS?

I _WILL_ be buying Killzone Mercenary, but Unit 13 is fun.

0
1

United Nations: 'Overpopulated Earth? Time to EAT BUGS'

MJI
Silver badge

We can't eat grass

But cows and sheep do

So grasslands can only feed us using livestock

0
1
MJI
Silver badge
Go

Don't knock the sprout

I actually like them - with a nice roast meal

<---- A sprout with go written on it

1
1

What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

MJI
Silver badge

Justifiable

Well my downloads are almost all TV, often from BBC stuff I forgot to record, or not on Iplayer.

But then there are series which never made the UK.

There is ITV deliberately not showing episodes (Pushing Daisies).

There is pay TV poaching the series off the FTA channels. In fact my first ever torrent was the Farscape final mini series which the BBC were outbid for, as I have the entire series on DVD I was not waiting for that, so USTV rip downloaded. No one lost out as I have the DVD of it a few months later on day of release.

Oh then I wanted to watch a film in HD, no BluRay available so I downloaded the HD-DVD rip and played it off my BluRay players HDD, I just wish I had my burner then - that would have been much funnier. (I have the burner as I have HDV as well).

BTW my media includes a few hundred DVDs, about 60 BluRays, about 50 Beta tapes, and I have never pirated a game, I have downloaded no CD patches but not pirated.

1
1

Next Xbox to be called ‘Xbox Infinity’... er... ‘Xbox’

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Infinity?

Probably

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Two consoles

But it would two different wouldn't it?

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

Sorry they are on PSN

Similar to a friends PSN name

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Dedicated servers

Is there ?

I don't think so, all the games I have played are Peer to Peer, and some are big.

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

There isn't the excitement

One thing MS are missing is the excitement, with the Sony reveal there has been this under current until we saw the demo and still it is there.

We are not seeing it with the Nextbox, we should be.

0
0

Coke? Windows 8 is Microsoft's 'Vista moment'. Again

MJI
Silver badge

Telemetrics

I think it is obvious

Techies stop Windows phoning home with things like this so our usage is ignored.

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

Re: BWM / Vauxhall

So why is my 12 year old Vauxhall more reliable than a workmates 9 year old BMW?

Why is my 12 Y/O Vauxhall roomier than a 5 series?

Why does it look nicer than a Bangle era BMW?

Why did Police buy so many of them?

1
1
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Instead of

It's the crank sensor. OK it usually is!

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

The fall out of Win 8

We have just got one at work, and it is driving our support chap mad, he cannot find anything, TIKFAM just gets in the way, classic shell will be going on as soon as it can connect to our server. Our last 4 Windows 7 PCs were set up in minutes in comparison.

As an aside, I converted a home PC to dual boot with Linux, now I do not know the OS I am just trying it out, and I am sure it was easier to set up for a Windows user. My next test is Wine. After that we are going to try it at work.

So when you get Windows users hating it and wanting to migrate things are bad.

22
5

Secret UN 'ZOD' climate deliberations: UK battles to suppress details

MJI
Silver badge

ZOD

I remember him a little Alien who worked for QBS software and was drawn by the brother of the B in QBS, the same person who drew Percy the Parkkeeper.

0
1

Nokia shareholder tells CEO Elop he's going to hell

MJI
Silver badge

We have moved on

Last 4 work mobiles, Nokia, last couple, Symbian

Latest HTC Android

1
1

TV gesture patent bombshell: El Reg punts tech into public domain

MJI
Silver badge

TV function

How about a logo removal option which removes those moronic pieces of crap from the screen

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Ughhhh!

I feel a bit sick.

Who wants to w**k to Somon Cowell!

1
0

Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Proud owner of the Beats Pro

Car comparison.

Some of us don't like wrong wheel drive

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Re: @Stephen Roper I don't have a problem with mp3

I find the type of music tends to expose compression.

My kit is mid range, I use a DVD player as a CD player, it also plays SACD and DVD-Audio. Through a decent mid range AV receiver and a set of HiFi speakers.

I also have a Minidisc recorder.

CD isn't perfect, DVD-A and SACD, do sound better, I can just tell the difference between MD and CD.

I have some MP3 CDs in the car, 128 dreadful, 192 OK, haven't tried higher in the car.

But I find the worse the source the more is lost, you can't really hear it but feel it.

0
0

Continued lack of women in tech bemoaned by ex-techie lady MP

MJI
Silver badge

Re: All women short lists - Craigness

Where I live the opposition party has gone down this route, she seems a bit useless, council manager, being really hyped up by her party.

Currently got a chap whose father was the MP in the 70s and is also the only political person to door to door in the last 5 years.

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Till operators

I would not say menial, possibly boring, but a good source of income for students and without insulting them people whose partner is the major wage earner (eg part time mums on tills.)

My wife always gets chatting with them, till staff appreciate it.

And they hate the till messages more than us!

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

All women short lists

Stupid idea - you just get the worst. Look at the so called Blair babes.

Make it open to best PERSON.

Just to annoy the inadequates who like these short lists, how come a woman became Prime Minister without them, and women chosen using them have been invariably useless.

I am very in favour of EQUAL opportunities as the best person not the best man / woman / alien / teapot ect

2
1
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Automatic tills?

Horrible things, tried a few.

I was recommended to use one to save queueing.

Take your item and wave it, doesn't register or you have to put it in a certain spot, next item ignored because I hadn't done something else. Look stupid piece of junk I put item in front of scanner then the next, anything else I am not interested in.

I just abandoned and queued for a human - it was quicker.

Just get stuffed automatic till, much quicker to use a checkout person, their scanners just beep and let them get on with it. You can talk to them if you want.

Argos - would not let me order an item - had to go to till so why bother.

B&Q rejected my card, normal till took it.

I make a point now of NOT using them, if I want to buy something without human interaction I will buy on line

4
0

Budweiser's bonkable Buddy Cup brings Facebook to the pub

MJI
Silver badge

No problem for me

I don't touch the stuff. If I ever drink anything with Buweiser on the label the word Budvar is alongside and brewed in České Budějovice.

5
0

Microsoft to unveil new Xbox console on May 21

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Exactly WHO do used game sales benefit?

Bad comparison

You buy a Ford, it needs parts, you get them from Ford, they get more money from you.

You buy a MP game, it takes up server space, the previous owner also takes up server space, this costs the game publisher.

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Easy to do

Your list is missing a powerful handheld with a few really good games. The Vita, I see you have the PSP.

OK I am playing PSP games on mine, but Unit13 is fun, as is UC GA.

We have a few here

Megadrive, SNES, Dreamcast, PS2, Wiiiiiiiii, PS3, Gameboy, DS x 2, PSP, Vita x 3.

Interesting that no-one is bothered about the Wiii-U

0
0

CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

MJI
Silver badge
Devil

Re: The "two cars, one red one blue" thing

<- red car

Red car Toyota GT86

Blue car Subaru BRZ

Same car different colours.

2
0

iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

MJI
Silver badge

Was it reasonably priced?

That is whay I always think of.

0
0

Ready for the car 2.0? Nvidia preps UPGRADABLE car system

MJI
Silver badge

Re: No more computers in MY Car please! Time to buy 1960's circa Autos!

I don't mind some, as long as I have a code reader.

But I would not like a non computer controlled auto - not so easy for lock up.

However CANBUS is evil

0
3
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Rev counter

Ever jumped off a bike and into a car, put it this way it wasn''t until I drove one with a rev counter I found that I was revving high mileage 1300cc Astras to 8000rpm. It was still accelerating and was not revving too hard - for a biker.

When I got to cars I had an old push rod lumped thing 6000rpm red line, but when fitted with the correct cam and springs safe to about 7000rpm (sports model was known for this red line lower than maximum power). So I would happily take my ancient 1600cc hatch to 6500rpm, jumped into the same size engine Sierra, err why was the red line so low, I would have red lined it so easily?

Rev counters are usefull when driving vehicles with substantially lower rev bands than your own vehicle.

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Re: A real driver's car...

Thinking about it I think the most basic I have had of any use was pair of clocks, blue light for main beam and orange light for indicator, nothing else. Apart from a moped which had nothing but a speedo, so don't count that.

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Re: A real driver's car...

Hmm bulb warning systems are nice.

I did like the gear indicator on a motorbike.

Less though is better. But rev counter essential.

0
0

French spies do a Barbara Streisand over secret nuke radio base

MJI
Silver badge

Re: British cars

Following are British designed & built

Aston Martin

Jaguar Land Rover

Caterham

Lotus

Ariel

Morgan

McClaren

not sure on Rolls Royce

not sure on Bentley

Mini was

Most F1 teams

Following made here

Honda

Toyota

Nissan

Vauxhall

Ford

0
0

Game designer spills beans on chubby-fancying chap with his stolen Mac

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Cops? Ha! I had an entire CAR stolen

I have heard of this before (someone saw their other car on the road and started to follow it) and yes I would have recovered my own car.

In the above one they were threatened with arrest if they followed it.

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

lack of interest

My wife had her bank account broken in to, made up first name not her real one, managed to clean it out with traceable details.

She got her money back VERY QUICKLY but complete lack of interest from Police.

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Mr Nerd, you need help.

Help to get his laptop back

1
0

How much will Google pay to bring fiber to Provo, Utah? Try $1

MJI
Silver badge

Why have I heard of the place?

Had to look it up.

Was the home of Novell, when we had real X86 servers

1
0

Ex-LulzSec bloke to spend a YEAR in the cooler for Sony hack

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Remind me punishments

Sony engaged in a mass hack of consumer PCs and faced zero censure. If their execs were given a similar punishment as Mr. Ex-Lulz here; you can be others would take note.

As long as it is BMG staff go ahead, do what you want, just leave the rest alone, most people actually like Kaz and co.

BTW lets blame Simon Cowell, he will do.

0
1
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Remind me

No it isn't it is because the idiots in the music side did it over the heads of head office. Sony music needs culling not Sony corp.

Sony Computer Entertainment is totally different to the home of Simon Cowell, it is actually respected for a start.

Perhaps people are fed up of people having a go at SCE? (? = A E or J), for the crimes of BMG and Columbia. This is where greed beat the traditional quality thing.

BTW I have no BMG music. Yet I have Naughty Dog products.

1
0
MJI
Silver badge

They did not realise they would upset a load of gamers

We have no sympathy when we remember 2011, I couldn't play with my friends, we couldn't post on PS verified forums.

That was a right pain, luckily I had just bought a cheap game in Tesco with a long SP component.

2
1

Hands up who wants 3D finger-controlled fridges? That's the spirit

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Fixed

Urghh fancy w**king to DC or GO.

I can imagine SOME though would have to MT

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Re: Prior art

Also thinking of children playing a Lemmings PS2 game, camera again.

Definately prior art

0
0
MJI
Silver badge

Prior art

Hmm some of those I think are already in use and we are talking big companies.

Both MS with Kinect and Sony with PS Eye/Eyetoy are seperating the player from the background. So how can it get patented?

0
0

Londoners in mass test of telly tech savvy as 4G filters mailed out

MJI
Silver badge
Pint

DAT 75

Upvoted for knowing your aerial

1
0

Movie review: Oblivion

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Jack Reacher

I have read a few of the books.

So who is TC planning on using to play 6' 5" Reacher?

0
0

Flexible flywheel offers cheap energy storage

MJI
Silver badge

Beaten to it

The Parry People Mover is a good example

0
0

German boffins aim to burn natural gas - WITHOUT CO2 emissions

MJI
Silver badge

Re: Why not run the exhaust through a large greenhouse?

TG was an influence, but actually I am trying to make the point that CO2 is a plant food and rather than try to hide carbon using it properly is best.

2
0

Forums