* Posts by MJI

3720 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Vauxhall VXR8: You know when you've been tangoed

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Re: Aussie cars FTW!

Definately, big V8 in a European style chassis.

If the second hand ones were cheaper I would have bought one.

Stick LPG on it for running costs and all is fine!

Only interesting GM cars over here since the demise of the big RWD Opels (which Holdens are derived from)

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Future Range Rovers will report pot-holes directly to councils

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Re : s 7

I have an off roader and it has a smaller foot print on the road than some Minis.

So I am supposed to get another car for the occasion I drive into the town centre? Whereas I commute into the country along roads liable to flooding if the rain is a bit heavy.

Rip tarmac to shreds, don't think my car has the power, but it does spread all the power to 4 wheels. UNLIKE a wrong wheel drive Mini. Less likely to rip roads apart.

I am also supporting British industry. OK mainly British.

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Re: The best 4x4 by far complaining about potholes

Ahem!

I now someone who bought a brand new Discovery and got into trouble with his wife for driving on mud the day they got it.

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I like running boards

I can get in them!

As to my car not being an off roader if it has them.

Got good stuff like high axle articulation.

Active anti roll bars which act as disconnected off road

4W traction control

centre diff lock

Off road height setting (on the back)

Correct badge on steering wheel

I have fitted extended breathers

Does green laning with no problems

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Re: Signal to noise ratio

DM Article

Is this the one where an idiot slams his brakes on and gets ran over for his stupidity?

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Re: Signal to noise ratio

I am on about Range Rovers nor Freelander Coupes.

And the so called Discovery Sport is a Freelander 3.

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Re: Signal to noise ratio

My thoughts as well

With a 900mm wading depth they are raelly good at the rough stuff.

Imagine the team turning up to repair a pot hole and finding a green lane.

I had to use the little red car icon

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

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If you have mot read it, read it.

Very good book, I liked it.

I iwll see the film as I am a fan of Ridley Scotts work.

JUST DON'T RUIN IT!

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Microsoft to Linux users: Explain yourself

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Re: Data, not information

Piston temperature

I think that is actually usefull

They can melt!

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Using leather in 'leccy cars is 'unTesla', rages vegan shareholder

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Re: Errr...

I think I would rather risk surfing porn than them!

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Re: providing the world's population with the protein it needs to survive.

Tofu

Just looked that up

Soya bean cheese!

Pass me the British steak please!

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Re: Hmm let's think about this...

And how much seaweed and beansprouts can you grow on a Welsh or Cumbrian hill farm?

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Re: providing the world's population with the protein it needs to survive.

Hill farms, meat on these is most efficient

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Mozilla doubles bug bounties to $10k

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If it was GUI bugs

I could afford to retire.

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Virgin Media wins ELEVENTH patent case against Rovi

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Macraprovision

Yes let them go bust, bunch of crooks.

But they did manage to con quite a few companies into buying their useless copy protextion system. And at the same time piss off a few high end monitor users.

Oh an Macraprovision has never stopped me copying something I wanted to copy,

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Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame

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Doom & Pokemen

Well lets see.

Doom.very dark shooter with OTT weapons, the chainsaw, the BFG 9000, anyone of a certain age has seen it and possibly played it.

Then you have Pokemon, a game based around cuddly toys.

The BFG9000 gets it.

Oh and I am rare in that I actually enjoyed playing Rage?

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Invalid list

Now lets think what games had huge influence.

Arcade - Space Invaders it HAS to be included.

Home consoles - Sonic

No Elite

Doom rightly included

I would put down Portal & Half Life as a next level of importance.

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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Interesting

To see 7 so far ahead.

But XP still second, it just keeps going.

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: Universal applications

You do know I was having a dig at MS, that people who have a PC are more likely due to sales to have Android, also look at recent games console sales.

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Universal applications

So they want to run the same program on PCs Consoles Tablets and Phones?

Erm don't think so. Can't see how it would be possible for one program to work on multiple OSes.

PC Could be Windows, Linux, or Apple BSD

Phone, Google Linux, Apple BSD, what about Symbian?

Consoles, Lets look, ooh a mix of Orbis OS, CellOS, VitaOS, well they are all BSD forks.

Sorry not doable.

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The word Remove is too common

Kept seeing the word remove.

It should not be there.

Do not remove my stuff.

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Re: Eagles on road

I suppose it must have crashed while on a day trip to the moon.

http://www.scifiairshow.com/ships-eagle4.html

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Wellllllllllllllll

There are two PCs I use a lot, One XP, one 7.

From what I can see 7 is the last Windows OS written for the older experienced user, the person used to menus, to things being in a certain place. But it is still just a step too far (I had to upgrade Paint to a version with menus)

I will admit I detest ribbon menus, I detest icon only menus, What does the frying pan do? What does the combine harvester do?

My XP PC is almost like an old friend. I know where everything is, I can dive in deep and fix things, I can run any software I want. WIth the embedded registry fix it is supported as long as the 7 PC.

There is a 8.x PC at work, no one wants to use it, Nothing is where you expect. It just winds us up.

Anyway I built 2 x 7/Mint PCs last year, Linux was easier to get SSD ready, Mozilla software was easy to make dual usable, shared contents and settings. I learnt enough about Linux to not feel lost.

So I put a little 1/2 Terabyte drive in the XP PC and installed the latest version of Mint, that was pretty easy and it works well. On the Windows side the willitrun .exes from MS just sit there doing nothing.

Anyway XP is quad core, plenty of RAM, 2TB of HDD so I checked the specifications.

There is one thing missing from the CPU is NX support, and this is a recent one, released around the time of Vista.

So looks like that PC will have to stay XP or Linux. But is it right that I would be happy with a new version of Windows which worked like 2000 or XP?

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Found Lewis elsewhere

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Found Lewis elsewhere

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11642595/Break-up-the-RAF-and-stop-buying-British.html

Same subjects as on here, but I do disagree about buy US, a lot of our kit is better, the Eurofighter Typhoon is a good aircraft

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The new common-as-muck hybrid

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Re: SUV obsession

My "SUV" has a similar footprint to a saloon car, not that wide, not that long, but quite high.

And it is a proper off roader from Solihul not some imported toy.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Re: Evidence.

I'd buy a new Avenger.

As long as Tiger engine

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Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app

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Re: F1 lost me when

What lost me totally was going to BBC News and seeing the results on the front page, before it had been broadcast.

Oh and the voice, what a pile of shit, we lost full live F1 from BBC to pay for this crap, BBC needs to sack Cohen.

Live F1 gone, no more Top Gear, the cancelling of SF and fantasy series when they get interesting. There is little to watch for ME now.

Radio well they got rid of Bruce Dickinson, which was the main reason for me to listen to Radio 6.

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There's data in your dashboard, so liberate it from Big Auto's grasp

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Re: Favorite bumper sticker

Because it has taste, and does not need to be frozen to be drinkable

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Re: Anyone else like the old way better?

I used to have a 1978 car, fitted with an older gearbox and a slightly newer engine (I replaced a 0.9 with a 1.6)

Electronic ignition as standard. I DETEST POINTS

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Re: can't listen to it

Dodge Magnums

Are they as nice as Walls Magnums?

I like the white chocolate with vanilla icecream one

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Re: Thin OBD plugs?

I can plug mine in easily, great for a quick check at traffic lights.

New thing to watch for, people on their code readers.

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Re: Life in the old spanner yet

No, still perfectly possible to home maintain.

I have previously stripped and rebuilt a quad cam 24v V6 to fix oil burning, and to slightly tune it.

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I have a Lynx in the tool kit

And know what is happening.

I found a replacement MAF was crap (under reading by 10%) so cleaned and refitted the old one, I fixed an intermittant ABS fault because I could reset all the codes after swapping out the relevant part.

I found the temperature gauge is designed to be vague rather than be accurate.

A code reader is now an essential part of your tool kit.

My OBD port is NOT OBD2 compliant

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Aye-aye Eyeo, go safely on your way-o, says German judge

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Re: CAN WE HAVE ADBLOCK FOR TELEVISION

HD with no ads is quite good, but the lack of programmes is annoying.

Top Gear gone.

Atlantis gone

Just too many Eastender episodes now.

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Re: It is the advertisers fault

Find an alternate source

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It is the advertisers fault

TV ads used to be have some good ones, eg Boy & Bicycle, but of course lots of dross, so I FF the adverts stopping to look at good ones. Sorry but if I see some SciFi soldiers attacking aliens on the moon I am going to watch it.

Now to the internet, I never used to block adverts, never bothered me, then they invented pop up adverts, I discovered HOSTS, they use more domains, so ABP gets installed.

Plain banners, do not bother me, side bars, animation, noise, popup, large, just fxxk off

As soon as they abandoned banners I abandoned adverts

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Animation

I am really messed up by that, so much so that I cannot watch any TV channel with an animated logo

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Microsoft to TAKE OUT THE TRASH in the Windows Store

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Re: What is the point?

To be honest if Windows phone or RT cannot run WIN32 I cannot actually see the point in them.

The whole point of Windows WAS the ability to run large numbers of executables most notably in recent years WIN32, XP had the honour of being the last OS to happily run MSDOS and WIN16 as well.

So to me if something recent is called Windows and cannot run a Win32 exe it is NOT really Windows.

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What is the point?

Looking for programs, what do you do?

You search the internet.

Oh look an email client, (end up at Mozilla)

Games - Steam

And here is an office productivity pack (Open or Libre office)

And so on, the last thing the average user would do is go to a Windows store

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Land Rover's return: Last orders and leather seats for Defender nerds

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Re: The downsides of Landy ownership...

If me, neither, mine has a Land Rover engine, definately not Ford (Transit) nor BMW (the 6s)

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Re: Mungo

Get up and go - it is a TD5 so remap it

Auto raid a D2 for its box and ECUs

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Boot floor fine as it is a D2

But the chassis will go sometime, fine at the moment (one reason I bought it)

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Re: Fuel economy requirements

My Discovery 2 auto is more economical than that!

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Re: Mungo

Just remember the following

http://www.richardschassis.co.uk/defender-chassis.html

http://www.marsland-chassis.co.uk/defender-90.html

http://www.turnerengineering.co.uk/acatalog/TD5.html

And keep it forever!

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Well I reckon good condition Disco 2s will start to appreciate soon.

Nothing too complicated and still pretty user servicable.

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Re: LR 90 to be purchased, here

Hmm 2000, so it has a decent engine then!

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Re: The downsides of Landy ownership...

My 2003 Discovery doesn't normally leak oil.

It did once, just nipped up the canister oil filter a littl emore

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: same with conspiracy theorists

Buzz had the right idea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wcrkxOgzhU

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A village has

lost its idiot.

Time for him to go home and resume his official position

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Unicode wonks are bringing home the BACON, as an emoji

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What are they used for?

They seem like a load of bollox to me.

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