* Posts by MJI

3566 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

The Order: 1886 – Round Table gaming's all right on the knight

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Re: I don't mind QTEs

To be honest none of the next generation games have completely hooked me, nearest is Destiny.

I did enjoy the Tomb Raider game, the two Infamous games, already played TLOU, Farcry 4 is fun.

But the first great exclusive of this generation I think will be Uncharted 4

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Free WiFi coming to UK trains ... in two years

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Choice of trains

To be honest when it comes to trains I would rather see what it is than worry about WiFi

Hmm HST or Voyager, proper train FTW

But put something decent* on the front and sod everything else.

* Deltic, 50, 7P or 8P steam loco, Western ect.

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Is it only on the NMT?

As per picture

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Re: As an American

Shared usage

And we get heavy freight and high speed on the same lines. Usually by running 4 lines, or long passing loops.

Or by running freights faster.

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PENGUINS are just TASTELESS, say boffins

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Re: Useless

What do you mean they cannot fly?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Flying_ace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfWzp7rYR4

You need to see the BBC film!

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Game of Moans: Sky coughs to BORKED set top box BALLS-UP

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Glad I am on Freesat

My Humax works fine, but then they know what they are doing!

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Re: Tired of Samsung

I am glad my Sony and Pioneer gear is all OK.

My Sony games consoles work fine with my Sony TV and receiver.

My Pioneer DVD player works well with my Sony TV and receiver.

Only rules I obeyed were.

Sony TV must have a W in its name

Amp must have won various awards

DVD player must have won various awards

All of it pretty old except the PS4

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Re: Come back SONY all is forgiven.

If me - where did Sony TVs go?

They never stopped selling them. hence my question.

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Re: Doesn't everyone do that?

BBC

Ermmm 80% of my viewing is BBC, the rest C4 Film 4 and the like.

ITV is the Downton Abbey, Doc Martin & Benidorm channel, yes really my entire ITV viewing is those 3.

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Re: Ha

Mine is just pre smart TV, but it has a ethernet port! And it looks like I was right.

But it has a good panel, a good picture processing engine for I to P, just enough HDMI and I can use a console for the Smart gubbins as they get updated a lot more, Smart TV, what do you need apart from I Player and friends, and web browsing?

Well both online consoles have I player, both have internet (even if crap on older one) and the newest allows me to kick off a web browse mid game, Destiny players understand.

My worry is the market will change from

crap panel no extras -> crap panel some extras -> good panel some extras -> good panel all the toys

to

crap panel no extras -> crap panel some extras -> crap panel smart -> good panel smart

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Re: LG do it too

That would be unfit for purpose and I demand a refund

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Re: Come back SONY all is forgiven.

What do you mean come back?

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Skin colour's irrelevant. Just hire competent folk on their merits, FFS

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Re: Question for you, Tim...

Interview time.

You tend to pick people you can work with rather than people perfect on paper.

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Re: MLP?

I prefer mine!

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Re: MLP?

No idea what that stands for.

Mango Lettuce Peanut?

Major League Penguin?

Microscopic Little People?

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Lashed Saudi blogger Raif: Prince Charles has word with new king

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Re: "harmed the reputation of the state,"

It is not punishment, it is GBH.

Punishment requires a crime.

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Hacker hijack 'threat': Your car's security is Adobe Flash-grade BAD

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I am scared about newer cars.

They are nice, but I can't afford £60,000 for the one I like.

But road tax is high, maintenance is not too easy, some parts can fail and not easy to fix.

My current car (2 versions older of above) has 4 ECUs I think, but I can read them with a £300 code reader, Most things are easy to fix, under £300 road tax, but the ride is not good.

I know I will have to replace parts to keep it on the road, everything is available (including galvanised chassis). But how long for?

The manufacturer is also going more upmarket and moving away from its enthusiast market.

Ok I have no idea whatsover what my next car will be!

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Car security & Senator

Made me think my worry about security on the old Vauxhall/Opel Senator

Red car icon

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Why 1.6 million people will miss Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 date with fate

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Will the embedded workaround work?

My home PC still gets updates using this technique, could you use it for S2003?

My migration BTW relies on trying to get WINE working.

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Ofcom can prise my telly spectrum from my COLD, DEAD... er, aerial

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Re: "Broadcast is efficient" Badvoc

I was refering to the fact that I am sure most streams are not 50i or 25p

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Re: "Broadcast is efficient" Badvoc

Where are these high quality streams you mention?

I have used BBC I player recently and it is not as HD as broadcast. Also I am sure there is temporal compression as well.

Not a patch on broadcast

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Just filled it in

I put in a date when I will be 100

Also mentioned that for broadband internet there is such thing as fibre broadband

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Re: "Broadcast is efficient"

We record and watch mainly but Sunday BBC2 20:00 is sancrosant live TV.

My daughter get annoyed at me skipping theme tunes as whe likes to make stupid noises to them, whereas I prefer adverts at speed rather than skipped as I may miss a good one.

Yes If I see a game advert I watch, the Destiny adverts are almost better than the game!

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Re: Cable quality

Tin - that is interesting, but all the phonos are gold plated on my amp. I thought that was why the cables were plated as well.

My interconnects were cheap enough but not cheap, just good value.

Most inputs are digital anyway, TOSLink or SPDIF

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Re: Guaranteed: Silver Tarnishes. Oh Noz.

HDMI cables

I don't buy the cheapest.

I buy well constructed good values ones, which are still a lot cheaper than Monster. And not much more than the cheapest.

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Cable quality

Analogue

Needs to be robust, immune to interference, and not colour the sound. Gold plating on the ends does help a little in maintaining a good contact.

Digital

Optical - Needs to be robust, not kink, and make sure enough light gets through to not lose any data. Gold plating is stupid.

Wires - Needs to be robust, and not leak RF.

So for any interconnect the most important things are, robustness so they don't get damaged, and interference proof so your analogue interconnects don't pick up strange signals and the digital interconnects don't broadcast them..

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Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

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Re: Doesn't look like she is able to read

Well I think she looks friendy and approachable!

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APT devs are LOUSY coders, says Sophos

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Re: When I saw APT I thought of this

Seen the real one at the NRM. Model at Warley exhibition

As to engineers - both, at the same time, a slighty mad Canadian and a chap with Mr Tilt name badge

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When I saw APT I thought of this

http://www.rapidotrains.com/apt1.html

And I have chatteed to one of the main engineers behind the project.

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Zimmermann slams Cameron’s ‘absurd’ plans for crypto ban

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Will Ed be the same?

I think so,

I don't think Nick will, but Nigel - no idea

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Undead nights: Zombie FPS Dying Light shines bright

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Ezio

Just looked up the voice actors. Ezio Wheatly and a Grand Theft Auto character.

I hope he doesn't sound like Ezio as I once completely screwed up on a Desmond section as when he was climbing, he talked and I used the same buttons as Uncharted 2 (same voice actor).

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Supersonic Bloodhound car techies in screaming 650mph comms test

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Try it with

A Cape Jets Lightning at full speed

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Will there be 300 users?

And I really enjoyed the film

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EE squashes Orange UK: France Telecom's been 'destroying it for years'

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Seems silly they are not rebuying Cellnet

I mean they created it, so now they buy a competitor for what was their own system (and also I found had better coverage).

Or as I said to someone trying to sell me a Post Office telephone system "I already wih BT."

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: Cheap BDs from Asda

That's the one

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Re: Stallone

Seen both liked both

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Re: Is this a tech site or not?

Alien 3 is not bad, just a disappointment.

Most dissappointed person was James Cameron as they killed off his new characters,

Resurrection is the drink mat supplied with the trilogy.

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Re: Computer Games Movies

I reckon the new Ratchet & Clank movie may be OK.

Film scriptwriter wrote the games.

The voice actors are the game voice actors.

The game studio is heavily involved.

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Make your self feel better

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

I was surprised at Studio Ghibli having so many animated. (Yes I know they are good)

Actually I have seen all of the best animated

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I should not have

Worst ones on Wikipedia

Freddy Got Fingered

So bad I had forgotten it existed

aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Edit:

Actually asked for my rental money back and did not watch it all, just total shit

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My dry period

I watched a lot in the 80s, rental tapes by the ton.

Then they dried up in early 90s.

So watched TV instead.

Then late 90s a shiny new format appeared. So I bought them, I got addicted, over 200 DVDs here!

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Cheap BDs from Asda

Bought a few of these for a laugh.

And the films were not bad.

A Norwegian zombie Nazi film was quite funny.

B movies but not bad movies.

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Re: Bad movies? I LOVE BAD MOVIES!

I remember Slipstream, I quite liked it at the time.

I remember renting it, on Beta

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Re: Devil

Quite annoying after you find a good one, to find they get rubbish was so sad.

Signs to me was the the start of the drop.

Now I just don't even bother.

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Re: Coping Mechanism

Say to yourself.

There was never a remake to "Wicker Man"

There was never a remake to "The Italian Job"

There was never a remake to "Taxi"

Chap at work said he had seen Taxi, I said did you like the 406?

Go the reply American film.

I will HAVE to lend him my Taxi DVD

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Re: Devil

What happened to him, MNS made some really good films. Then they turned to crap.

6th Sense was clever

Unbreakable was his best I really like it

Signs OK

The Village clever but silly

Lady in the Water rot set in a very average film

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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

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Still use our landline

Saves farting about with mobile phone contracts

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Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods

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I need to see this

It looks good

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Game over? Sony FINALLY offers compensation to MEELLIONS of PSN hack victims

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Their 2011 issues cost me money because

It got me into Infamous.

Second Son is brilliant

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Sony blames NORK The Interview cyber strike for delayed Q3 report

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Strange looking weirdo

Who is that big baby?

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