* Posts by MJI

3353 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

VXers Shellshocking embedded BusyBox boxen

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You do know that?

This is a time some Vauxhall Owners use for themselves

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The Toyota Aygo is PARKtastic ... but it is very much a City slicker

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Previous model

A family near us has a couple not sure which badge, but they are pretty distinctive. They are all Aygos to me.

Citroen Aygo

Peugeot Aygo

Toyota Aygo

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Re: Four adults?

No problem DInklage can go in the glove box, and hack the traffic lights while the driver gets attacked

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Shoot to THRILL: Assassin's Creed: Unity and Halo: Master Chief Collection

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Re: IWatch Dogs

Got bored after a few hours not touched since.

Luckily a boy had bought it and not me, Currently on Destiny - much more like it.

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Re: I cannot read anything about HALO,

I have also wondered why they keep on about Master Chef as well, but I think of that funny accent chap rather than Mr Slaphead.

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I used to like AC

But never even finished no 3

My favourites was the first, followed by AC2

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

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Cable elevators

Some nonsense then total sense.

Keeping speaker cables away from power cables is sensible, as it keeping signal cables away as well.

But antistatic stands !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: There is at least one upside to vinyl. Phil

Actually some VCRs (Sanyo and Sony) ignored the messed up signals and recorded as well as they could.

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Re: Macraprovision

Which Sony VCRs totally ignored to my amusement.

Copied a couple of rental DVDs this way

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Sky: We're no longer calling ourselves British. Yep. And Broadcasting can do one, too

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Re: Pirate TV

I actually wanted better than PAL and was rather annoyed by the success of Sky to the detriment of BSB. Yes I have seen analogue Sky, not impressed.

Now we have MP3 being sucessful and SACD DVD-A virtually disappearing

Broadcast HD being a bodge (too low bit rate, too many moronic logos.)

Quality never wins.

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Never used the Bs

Dropped the better technical system. Not a merger but a close down of a good system for a worse system..

Never used them, never will.

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EU Ryanair 'screen-scraping' case could affect biz models

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Re: Would you use an airline?

Funny I am sure I read a few years ago the pay was pretty poor? However it was definately a budget airline.

Anyway thankyou for correcting me.

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Re: Would you use an airline?

Quite a few of us are on average wages and not high wages.

What sort of pilot are you going to get when you do not pay enough to buy a house say near London?

New ones, ones sacked from other airlines, and so on.

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Would you use an airline?

Where the pilots earn substantially less than you?

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Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft wipes Nokia brand from mobes

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A few points

1) Lumia would be a better brand name on a phone than Microsoft.

2) I do like the older Symbian Nokia phones, I found them easier to use day in day out than my current Android.

3) I prefer the old N8 to most modern phones, may be few apps, but it was nice to use and had a good camera.

One day there will be a perfect phone OS, from who, no one knows.

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Patch Windows boxes NOW – unless you want to be owned by a web page or network packet

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Re: No way to force?

I was saved by my HOSTS last night, for various reasons I had the popup blocker disabled, (wife doing surveys - she makes a few hundred a year doing this), suddenly 4 FF windows and some yank wanker waffling away.

Killed, added more domains to hosts, found it was an attempted incredibar install, why do AV companies not block this?

My HOSTS is getting very large, I even used to have Facebook in it!

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Re: Secure Channel bug - does this affect XP ?

Just see if it is patched for Server 2003 or XP embedded.

Microsoft thinks my legally purchased XP Pro SP3 is XP embedded.

Yes the PC is a Triggers broom

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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

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Re: The laptop and desktop are dead.

RAILWAY station thankyou.

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Re: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Video editing.

A decent MPEG encoder used to take a day to encode two hours for a DVD on highest quality settings. A new PC greatly sped this up and I think a large part was going from IDE to SATA.

Now I handle HD, even the quad core plays up sometimes, but I do get the odd issue with strange frame behaviour (Editing MPEG2 if I insert an image it reencodes all teh MPEG2 and then messes up lip sync).

Gaming does appear to be a constant power battle, Good rooom heating though!

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This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

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Re: t ful

Heard Westerns and Deltics - Deltics are definately the better sounding.

TBH on type 4s the 16CSVT takes some beating

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Re: A nice tilt to Gricerdom

Looks like a good time to stock up on 56s then.

And I reckon 60s will become very sought after as the only really decent heavy hall locos of a reasonable number

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Re: Sadly no sharks...

I have a Cambrian Shark, and a few Dogfish, and also a couple of Mermaids, 2 Turbots, and a few Sealions

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Re: A nice tilt to Gricerdom

The emmisions regulations are hurting in the whole of Europe now with Diesel locomotives as decent high efficiency engines do not leave much room for exhaust cleaning kit.

Anyway what is wrong with a bit of clag?

Seen a 37 (Bony-Y-Bermo ? ) kick out a huge smoke cloud on the SVR many years ago.

I also like both of English Electrics big express designs.

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Re: MTU makes me sad

You need to have experienced Paxman power, it was a large part of the character of the HST.

Also were British made power units.

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MTU makes me sad

I miss the Paxman Valentas and the Paxman VP185s were a suitable British replacement.

Still the best high speed Diesels in the world for the last 40 or so years.

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Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

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Re: Moffet MUS GO, but are there alternatives ??

To be honest show running he has been up to this series been a better show runner than RTD. But show running has dropped his script quality. Pre Clara the story arcs were better.

Before you knock him remember the little elf doctor. The episode we have all forgotten with Peter Kay. The farting aliens, all the average episodes were forget.

Also remember the excellent episodes from the early reboot such as "Are you my mummy?", The Girl in the Fireplace, and of course his best ever work, Blink.

To be honest a rest is best so we can have really good stories again, and a joint show runner to point him in the correct direction.

That said the special with John Hurt was rather good, and some proper out of sequence time stuff!

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Holes

Didn't we see in a previous episode a descendant of Danny Pink?

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Re: Watched last night on catch-up...

Blink was superb, as were the two episodes before.

Pity this last series has lost the magic of Blink, The Girl in the Fireplace, Doctor Dances/Empty Child.

Good moments but not a good series.

The Pond Williams period was to me much better

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Re: Make IT STOP

Atlantis

Well if you suddenly found yourself there wouldn't you use your modern knowleage to make things better for your self?

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Got a STRAP-ON? Remember to TAKE IT OFF at WORK

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Watches - don't like them

Very annoying as they are tight.

But to be honest the most annoying thing I can think of to wear is a suit!

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Boxing clever? Amazon Fire TV is SO CLOSE to being excellent

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Re: Cut-price console?

The PS3 is definately good at this, better than the PS4 currently.

Streaming

Blu Ray

Tend to use it mainly for that now until I get the new Borderlands game, or get an urge for Killzone multiplayer (don't like Shadowfall).

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ONE FIFTH of Win Server 2003 users to miss support cutoff date

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For some small companies it is.........

New server or pay staff

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Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

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Re: which Cybermen

OK Dave

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Re: We know Danny survives

Good idea!

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We know Danny survives

As we have already seen some descendants

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Re: which Cybermen

Cybus - Trigger Cybermen

Would be very effective street sweepers.

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NHS slow to react as Windows XP support nears the end

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Re: XP Support

For me it is OK, I have dual boot.

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XP Support

Is easy, done a few now

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]

"Installed"=dword:00000001

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UK's a very popular target for EMEA cyberspies – report

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EMEA?

East Midlands and East Anglia?

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Sunset Overdrive: Exploding teddy bears, dragon fights and more in a tangerine blast

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Re: the 10 Xbox One owners might be overjoyed with this

It won't, I am pretty sure it came down to IP ownership.

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My son is more bothered .......

Where is the next Ratchet and Clank game?

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

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Oops

I read it as Penguins and demons

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HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist

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Perhaps whales killed them off?

Due to their brain size and ability, perhaps the cetations killed off the more dangerous sharks?

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BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army

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Re: How are they going to fit it to his bicycle?

Sir Bradley rides bicycles not sharks!

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How are they going to fit it to his bicycle?

And what use will he have for it?

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Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring

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Re: Westfield SEight

Ah the car to terrify every other sports car & hot hatch on the road.

Oh look boy racer, a real engine and in a light car.

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Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just that

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Re: Weird Reality

They have some strange names for property shops.

I hope this stupid domains crash and burn

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Weird

.spot - OK for acne treatments I suppose

.reality - wierd, anyway wouldn't they be better off with Tuvalu domains for their reality shows.

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Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

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Excellent article

I never knew about Sopwith and Hawker being basically the same company

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Replacing pilots

I could see that for bombing missions, but not yet for fighters.

That said there are better pilots out there than the US top guns. See FAA and RAF

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