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* Posts by MJI

3207 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

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Re: They weren't sent through the ringer for _including_ stuff

I chucked Firefox and Thunderbird on, set their profiles to use the FAT32 partition, got their accounts working.

Then booted into Linux, got the auto mount working for the FAT32 partition and pointed the new proifles at the same place.

They were impressed when they viewed their emails in Linux when just downloaded in Win 7.

The boys were not supposed to get PCs yet, but will built a few months early to be sure of getting a Win 7 disc as they hate 8 as well.

1 SSD, 1 HDD, 5 user partitions (SSD NTFS EXT4, HDD NTFS, FAT32, EXT4), I had to create the FAT32 partitions on our XP box.

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Re: @AC - Obvious answer to obvious stupidity is obvious UEFI

Well two dual boot PCs at hone, both have UEFI, both boot into Mint about 4 or 5 seconds after selecting the OS, Windows 7 takes more like 10 including the login.

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Just built 2 PCs

Dual boot, very powerful, emails accesable from both OSes. SSD boot.

Firstly I was nice and installed a Microsoft OS, top version of 7. Then I installed Mint 17 Cinnamon. Put STEAM on both boots.

Why were there more included tools on the free OS?

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Coming to a console near you: Destiny beta and The Last of Us Remastered

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Re: £45?

But TLOU is actually a good game!

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Re: PS3 - won't come away disappointed either.

Actually the good graphics even on the PS3 version really enabled you to zone in, the facial animations, the body language. The giraffes, the vegetation, it drew you in so much you almost felt you were there.

And as you said one of the best stories ever in a video game.

Now time to wait for Uncharted 4.

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Re: £45?

I take it you haven't read about this.

A large amout of PS4 purchasers did not own a PS3, this is mainly aimed at them.

Left Behind was produced after release. So could not have been included.

ND used it to develop their PS4 tools. So what if it is a reskin, it is still one of the best games ever.

I was playing Left Behind last night, on hard, on the PS3.

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Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

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Re: My god it's ugly - Steve Todd

The estate I live in is not gritted and if the snow falls nothing 2WD can get up one hill until it has been cleared.

Been dragged up in a previous car a couple of times.

I suppose I will be dragging next time.

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Re: My god it's ugly

When the weather is totally crap 4WD and fording ability are rather usefull

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I was going to be sarcy but

It is actually a good little car!

A bit small with 3 teenagers but as I read the more impressed I was.

My car would probably just about beat it off road (well mine has a green oval on the steering wheel, 5 cylinders and 2 live axles), but it seems to perform pretty well.

yes it is impressive.

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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Re: £10,m? (agincourt)

The guy had been awake all night and fell asleep while driving. That was his choice.

Not even working just chatting up women.

And where was the choice for John Weddle & Stephen Dunn?

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Re: £10,m?

And the bastard has been released!

RIP to the rail staff and passengers

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

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Natural science

Is a type of course where you study various modules from within physics and chemistry.

I know there is more to this as my daughter is investigating the course.

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4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles

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Thanks for pushing this

I will be on to them asking to protect terrestrial broadcasts.

One thing about these surveys,

TV source you can only tick one box, so if you have say Freeview and Freesat you can only tick ONE box

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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As to the person who started it in 2010.

I am scared he may be next PM

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Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

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Fix the UI FIRST

Make it look like it used to the new GUI is terrible

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

Jake is from there!

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Re: TV manufacturers are shackled by a social phenomenon

There is no such thing as a new good big cheap TV, You have to drop at least one.

Some people go new big cheap.

Careful buyers go new good cheap or good big cheap.

Enthusiasts go new good big.

I would not buy a TV which was not good in the picture department, hence my TV was not cheap, mine is not the biggest but big enough for that film effect, great for films and games, also decent stuff off TV.

Would I swap for a cheap 55" TV?

Never.

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Re: Quantity not quality - Charlie Clark

Actually the same TV for most of the time it was already poorer before DSO. About a year before DSO I went HD, and my HDTV is good at upscaling.

32" Wega IDTV so well able to get the best from the transmission, and those early days had a much better picture, higher bit rates ect.

Upscaled SD looks fine on my HDTV, just not as good as HD especially when the BBC used about twice the bit rate they use now.

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Re: Quantity not quality

Or compare BBC on Freeview to the first days of OnDigital. I am sure BBC1 (in SD) looked better in 1999 than today. Back then BBC looked very DVD like compared to the over compressed mess we now have.

Or early BBC HD on Freesat to BBC1 HD and BBC2 HD now on Freesat.

All worse in the name of cramming more channels in.

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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A bit like

A pair of village idiots trying Mastermind

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Sony tries to make PlayStation Network hack row go away with $15m in cash and games

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Re: 14 titles?

They were download only and to be honest Infamous is a rather good game.

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Microsoft's Xbox TV studio OBLITERATED

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So many redundancies

This makes you wonder what is going on when they are making so many people redundant?

Are they preparing for a huge loss?

Are they expecting core markets to vanish?

Very strange.

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Stephen Elop: 'Hello there' (and goodbye to 12,500 of you)

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How many people have lost their jobs due to Flop?

He must be setting new records for redundancies.

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: It's a supercar, Jim, but not as we know it

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Re: 231BHP from 1.5l

BMW are good at high power reliable engines, It will last.

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Re: 231BHP from 1.5l (is nothing)

1100bhp from 1.5l is.

See the M12 based on the M10, 1100bhp in qualifying.

Another BMW 1.5 turbo

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

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Re: Another money earning scam

Spelling corrected

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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Re: @ Simon Harris - This new stuff looks boring (Soldering iron)

Not to add HDMI switching, That is what I really need!

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Re: @ MJI 'Sony stuff is heavy' Lead Weights

I have been inside some of these things and there are no lead weights, aluminium chassis, heavy power supplies, decent heat sinks, all weigh.

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Re: @ Simon Harris - This new stuff looks boring

I know exactly what you mean.

I buy by quality & price.

I use my DVD player as a music source as it is the best I have. It plays CD, SACD, and DVD-A, so I am sorted. Pioneer as well!

I have an old 5.1 Sony receiver, is very good but getting input issues (not enough), finding something similar but newer is no picnic.

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Re: Why bother?

I have a little 4 port ethernet hub under the TV and all ports are now full, I think a 6 port next.

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I need HDMI switching, hence my looking at new receivers.

Got 4 already and liable to go to 5 quite soon.

Getting surround sound out to the receiver is currently a pain, using both optical and coax on DVD input, TV input goes through a horrible looking optical switch.

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Re: @ Simon Harris - This new stuff looks boring

Brands would be interesting Bose as an example, most people would rate as shite, some as wonderful. I am of the opinion of marketing over technology.

As to weight, I need to replace my receiver some time, saw one in a Sony centre - first test, lift it up was it heavy. (it was)

Only other AV stuff locally shops have gone bump, or stuff is cheap shit, or there was a Bose in above Sony centre.

Can't find any other branded AV kit locally any more, No Pioneer nor Denon.

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Re: Perhaps people do not like porn

Well, let's think

Naked woman, no problem, can be a nice sight depending on who.

Naked man - yuk

Other mens todgers, no thanks.

Since porn seem to involve todgers I am not a fan of it, doesn't mean I hate sex. Erotica can be pretty good, watching other people bonking is well off putting and boring. I can think of much better things to see, like for example my wife.

Basically porn is a spectator thing, I prefer participation.

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Perhaps people do not like porn

Not for prudishness ect, I like pictures of naked ladies but find porn off putting.

I do not want to see othermen's willies or naked men.

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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I suppose Walnut Head

Still thinks T.W.I.N.E. is an aspiration.

I try to avoid NI stuff as much as possible, oh and that toilet paper a month or so ago is not very good.

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: Where do self builds come in?

There is something about nice quality aftermarket kit. I am building 2 PCs for my twins and using middle market stuff.

Using ASUS motherboards, they do feel like a nice component.

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Where do self builds come in?

This has always made me wonder

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UK gov rushes through emergency law on data retention

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Re: First person on the dangerous persons' list

I like him, always on our side for a change.

The man who bust the super injunctions

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Power buttons are easy to find, they are on the front panel of the PC

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Prepare yourself for PlayStation pr0n: Sony shows off PS 4 beta-fest

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Re: All really good stuff.

PS3 games still look good*, I am playing games off both 3 and 4 at the moment, I do not feel short changed by the 3

* Well quite a few of them.

Bigger issue is lacklustre games. As an example the launch games one of them is in a series of 6 games, and the PS4 game is the second worse in playing enjoyment (only the PSP game was less fun). I even prefer the PS2 game when it comes to fun.

Tried multiplayer, prefered the multiplayer of the two PS3 games. Was more skill and map learning over reactions, and then they dropped Move support! And I am far from alone in this view.

Yes Sony since we have bought a PS4 I have played both Borderlands to death on the PS3, I played a LOT more online on a 2011 game than its so called 2013 sequel.

For new games coming out this year on PS4 only a PS4 remake of a game I have already played 3 times and a new RPG FPS are interesting me. I will get the new Borderlands game (on PS3).

2015 will be different as I will get Uncharted 4 and Order 1886.

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Re: All really good stuff.

Yes I have a device to do that.

a PS3

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Brit celebs' homes VANISH from Google's Street View

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Re: He *was* Prime Minister h4rm0ny

You are welcome

And what would we ask John Major?

About peas?

About Edwina?

Did he ever consider taking a stake and hammer into Blairs office?

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Re: He *was* Prime Minister (Dave Perry)

More than any I expect. Cannot see Call me Dave needing that many, nor even wrong Milliband if he got the job.

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Offencive weapon?

Cherie Blair?

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Re: He *was* Prime Minister

But I think that Blair needs them more than Major, or more than Cameron would ever need.

I do not feel the urge to smash in John Majors face. To be honest if I bumped into him I would probably chat.

Brown would get awkward question "Why did you sell the gold?"

Cameron "Hello Dave, can we have some nuclear power stations please?"

Clegg "Hello Nick, just remember being anti ID cards got you votes."

Milliband "Where's David?"

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Re: But, but, but...

So we now know whose letter box to shit in

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That AMAZING Windows comeback: Wow – 0.5% growth in 2015

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Will be two new licences soon

I am building some PCs for my sons, was a rush as we all wanted to avoid Win8

So two more WIn 7 licences .

Oh and they will be dual boot with Linux Mint Cinnamon 17

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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A different idea

How about one of the following?

1) Fit a catapult and a navalised Typhoon.

2) Refurbish any small jet powered by a Pegasus and use those.

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BT at last coughs to 'major outage' after broadband went titsup across UK on Sat

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Re: Hardly noticed

I checked BT web site, it was rubbish!

BBC worked well.

As everyone said very odd

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Hardly noticed

Email worked, all the forums I use regularly worked, the load of crap my daughter looks at, didn't work.

So effing what if twatter is dead or something called tumbler was broken - who cares!

The friendface ripoff can't remember if that worked or not as I don't use it.

I could check my emails and read posts on fixing cars, what else do you need? (There must have been some porn available)

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