* Posts by MJI

3499 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Upturned boat sails to Shed of the Year title

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Jealous

Sorry only got a 6x8 tongue and groove one

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Americans attempt to throw off oppressive, unresponsive rulers on 4th of July

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Re: Yesterday was more important

Waterfowl & Birds

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Kingfisher

Osprey

Great Snipe

Golden Plover

Bittern

Guillemot

Herring Gull

Wild Swan

Mallard

Ganne

Seagul

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Yesterday was more important

75th anniversary of Mallard's 126mph run

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Vulcan? Not on our tiny balls. Pluto moons named Kerberos, Styx

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Re: pretty obvious really

To some of us it is a V bomber!

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Rest your head against a train window, hear VOICES in your SKULL

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Re: WTF is a train conductor

Trains have guards though.

Still looking for an orchestra on a bus as well!

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Re: I quite like the train noises

WTF is a train conductor, I didn't know they now had orchestras!

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Re: I quite like the train noises

Shows my age, last national network trains I was on was an HST and some 158 DMUs, no door warnings,

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Re: I quite like the train noises

The hum of wheels on rail, sometimes the thrum of the engines, it is relaxing.

Bring in sadverts and people will get annoyed

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Re: Hammer blow

That is what they call the forces applied to the track by steam locomotives

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_blow

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Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden

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Pity we still don't have

An airliner capable of out running most jet fighters.

Can any do the whole Atlantic at Mach 2?

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Modern-day Frankenstein invents CURE for BEHEADING

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Re: Spinal repairs

I used to know a tetraplegic who would have loved that.

Spinal nerve repairs are as far as I am concerned a huge priority for the medical profession.

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Spinal repairs

Now this is the usefull bit.

I am sure a paraplegic would rather walk using their original body than have someone elses.

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Apple 'iWatch' trademark filing hints Cook's make-or-break moment looms

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Re: What's a watch?

I don't like tight things on my wrists, I find watches / wriststraps / cuffs anything like that uncomfortable.

Yet bangles are fine. Weird.

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Re: @ Captain DaFt - Maybe not a wrist watch?

Can't get the image of a sanitary towel out of my head now.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Our new top Android ten-incher

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Re: Still waiting

I know a Tablet S owner.

Still works perfectly

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As expensive as IPad so what.

And?

Sony are still supposedly a premium manufacturer, their main problems are when they compete down market with cheap music centres and the bottom range LCD TVs.

I remember the ES and QS ranges, the Trinitron tubes, premiums were paid for these, then they went cheaper and the quality control slipped.

Similar with my PCs Blu Ray burner, I wanted a decent brand, took me a while to find a Pioneer burner..

So to a lot of us the premium Japanese brands such as Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic, ect we will pay extra for a good product.

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Re: paid four hundred quid

Others cost more than that so looks like right price

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Re: lol Sony Velveeta.

Still using mine, great little hand held.

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Re: Non cell tablet

Cell

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Non cell tablet

Does this mean they do a Cell tablet?

That would be powerful!

Would it play PS3 games?

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Carbon capture to biofuel process gets go-ahead

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A sensible idea at last

This new comment editor is a bit pants.

But a vey good idea using the exhaust as plant food.

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'The Apprentice' is a load of old codswallop, says biz prof

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Re: Of COURSE it's old codswallup.

An inverse relationship

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Re: It's TV

I thought the railway and the underground programmes were an excellent use of our licence fee.

As to the Apprentice

Not a fan of Amstrad, but he has made a fortune out of selling crap.

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What's the most secure desktop operating system?

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Secure I have used

Vic 20, Concurrent CPM, Netware 3.x 4.x 5.x

Surprised but it caught one.

Real 32, managed to get a virus on it, but a reboot killed it, we could tell it was infected as the screen went funny, whereas on MSDOS it did not.

Spread on a floppy.

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NASA to flip ion engine's 'OFF' switch after brilliant 5.5 year burn

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Interesting

But I wonder what will be the big breakthrough for an interstellar drive.

The future will hopefully be exciting.

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Re: tasteless (not in the Kardashian sense)

Star Trek Deep Space 9 AFAIR

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REVEALED: Google's GINORMOUS £650m London Choc Factory

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Re: Missed an opportunity

What would power the emergency generators?

A Valenta?

A VP185?

Any D18-25 would soon be rescued by the DPS.

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Re: Missed an opportunity

Yes that was at Peterborough.

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Myanmar picks for telecoms jackpot stoke controversy

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Re: Never heard of the place!

I've heard of Elbonia!

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Never heard of the place!

Is it near Teletubby land?

Middle Earth?

We neeed to know!

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Schwarzenegger says 'I'll be back' for Terminator 5 reboot

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Re: Taxi was made in France by Luc Besson

I dunno the second was OK

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The Terminator

An excellent film, best of the series, short, well written and well acted.

And explains why John Connor gave Kyle Reese a photo of his mum.

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Re: Like there never was a matrix 2 and 3

I keep saying there wew no Matrix sequels.

I keep saying there is only one Italian Job film.

I keep saying Taxi was made in France by Luc Besson.

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Canadian pension fund buys into Leighton Telecomms

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They own a lot of companies

Their most famous being Camelot, our National Lottery supplier.

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British lord sets new world electric vehicle speed record

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Re: Oil

My sandwiches are home made!

I think it is the crank seal, or a cam cover gasket again.

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Re: Oil

Aghhh

I have a German assembled car, with French gearbox and British engine.

Guess which bit leaks oil?

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Live or let dial - phones ain’t what they used to be

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Number pads

Yes I have dialed 073nnnnnnn rather than 019nnnnnnnn due to phone buttons being the other way up to keyboards..

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Re: Is it possible

Those look like Commodore function buttons on the left!

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Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo: The big three slug it out at E3

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Re: Meh

Looks at nearest thing to space marine games.

Hmm more grey than brown, but I know what you mean.

Want colourful, want fun, try UC2

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Re: some of use can actually play FPS with a controller.

Yes a Move controller and a Navigation controller.

Twin stick controllers are not natural for shooters, aim assist is what makes them usable.

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Re: FPS

Mouse, no I'm sticking with PS Move. Point and shoot - great.

Currently playing Bioshock Infinite, good controls except I keep using Vigors instead of zooming in.

Pity so few shooter games supported Move.

AAA shooter games using it well

Killzone 3

Resistance 3

Portal 2

Bioshock Infinite

P2 and BI both use it due to the designers playing KZ3

I struggled with PS3 Portal 2 until the Move patch was released.

TBH the lack of Move is the main thing making me nervous about the next gen.

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Throwing arms let humans rise above poo-flinging apes to play CRICKET

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So they play rounders, netball, a form of Rugby with tons of padding.

Any more sports to pick on?

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Mint 15 freshens Ubuntu's bad bits

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I stuck mint on an old P4

Occasionally slightly faster than XP but the user moans that it is more difficult to install Minecraft mods.

Haven't yet tested WINE.

Looks more like Windows than Windows 8 TIKFAM

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'Do the right thing and tell on a pirate' - software bods

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I want to report someone

"Hello I want to report a pirate."

"OK where?"

"Off the coast of Somalia."

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Auto argument losers

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Re: And TeeCee crucifies Rule3 (was: Auto argument losers).

I have no passport and I am British

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El Reg rocket squad poised to select Ultimate Cuppa teabag

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Re: Hard or soft water?

I notice the change, tea tastes different on holiday,

And it is not the plastic plumbing doing it, we now take the first 25l of water with us to acclimatise to the different water.

Nor is it the kettle.

After that it seems OK.

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Re: Due to caffeine intolerance,*

Funny! (Reading Long Earth at moment)

I started getting panics and headaches about 10-15 years ago, I was drinking tea at work, changed to decaf and panics went as did headaches.

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Re: Clipper Organic

That sounds behind the times, shouldn't it now be Visual Objects?

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Latest Firefox boosts video chat, 3D graphics, JavaScript performance

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Not shutting it down until

I backup my google search XML.

Every time FF upgrades it replaces my google search XML with a blue toilet seat.

Sorry but google colours are red green yellow blue, like the teletext buttons

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PlayStation 4 is FreeBSD inside

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Re: FFS - It's a development kit, not a prototype or manufacturing sample

Actually they do write their own PSGL is based on OpenGL but most programmers go lower than that either LibGCM or direct to chip.

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