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2970 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Sony can't wait to flash you its enormous disc ... a 1TB Blu-ray spinner

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Re: BD Backups

Seem to be plenty when I look around.

Plenty of games ones around as well.

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BD Backups

Used them a few times

Pioneer burner and IMGBURN and I backuped the photos no problem except I cannot remember where I put the disc.

As to will the format take off.

When Sony and Panasonic work together yes it does tend to (BluRay & DV)

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Neil Young touts MP3 player that's no Piece of Crap

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Re: Gold is still controversial

Gold plated TOSLink cables

Most stupid idea ever.

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Re: 2N3055

Haven't heard those mentioned for ages, they were THE power transistor, also used it controllers for model railways.

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Re: Golden ear set again

It could be due to hearing issues that MP3 is causing the problem.

My hearing is not wonderful but I can still hear high notes and can hear very quiet noises. But MP3s can sound terrible.

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Re: CAPS LOCK MUSIC

I just look to see what is best on price versus robustness,

As long as it is chunky and copper I would use it and I do biwire, simply brcause I can.

With cables the important things are.

1) Is it copper, copper is good.

2) Is it nice and beefy, this equals less resistance.

3) Is the covering good, we don't want it letting the cable get damaged.

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Microsoft to get in XP users' faces with one last warning

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Useless test

Crashes on both PCs here!

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Re: Huh?

Well my previous FD Trinitron had a digital tuner, but I moved to HD & LCD when the tube just started to lose brightness in the corner.

None of my TVs have had root kits on them, the newest runs Linux

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Re: Ancient hardware

Is this the hardware we spent a fortune on 10 years ago? The hardware which has done its job with no issues, which has gained bigger HDDs, more RAM?

The hardware which when my work PC failed ended up in the office for 1 year, and was the fasted machine in the office despite being built so long ago.

If old hardware is fast enough why scrap it?

The killer for me as a home PC was MPEG2 encoding was slow, now a second PC at home.

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Re: Design issue with that website

I showed my wife that site, she thought it was a scam site as well.

At least try to make it look like windows.

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Microsoft to push out penultimate XP patch on March Patch Tuesday

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My PC is quite new but had to have XP at the time

I built it before 7 and used a XP Pro licence as there was nothing else I could easily install at the time.

No easy update to any other OS.

I suppose I will have to watch the XP embedded PC at a customers and copy things off that

The other PC is 10 years old and already boots into Mint as well.

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Boston court confirms Peeping Tom's right to upskirt

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He has been named.

Just need to see pictures (of him) then the women will know who to knee in the groin.

And yes he is a pervert.

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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Re: Well done El Reg

And me!

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Putin to battle Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

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Re: Malala!

Good call.

But I am shocked, why downvote you?

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Yes we cangasm

Then I nominate the award to Bob the Builder.

Watch out Bob's on the job

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Massive new AIRSHIP to enter commercial service at British dirigible base

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Re: "there're plenty of people who'd prefer to take the "cruise" approach" @h4rm0ny

Trains are often packed, when they are the quickest 100-200 mile or so means of transport they tend to be busy.

GWML is something else, people are commuting 100 miles or so in about an hour.

Luxury cruises, well airship sounds civilised.

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Re: @ TRT They almost laughed him out of the boardroom...

I didn't get the quote originally but as soon as Thunderbirds was mentioned I remembered.

And TB6 was a AFAIR a Tiger Moth

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Run to the hills

Is currently stuck in my mnd, at least it is a decent song.

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Re: How to load an airship with celebrities

Depends on which ones.

If they are Bruces mates, in the cabin would be suitable.

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Ed Force 2

Food for thought.

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Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in 'new digital world'

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I bet most discussions between

terrorists are face to face or dead drop and do not involve the internet.

Sounds like usual control freak scaremongering

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CD... in DOS/CMD ect

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Not sure may have been Win 98.

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No that is CD\

That is supported as it CD.. but not CD...

I used to use it a lot CD... up two, CD.... up three

It was great

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CD... in DOS/CMD ect

What ever happened to CD...?

I used to use it and it has disappeared.

Now I get "The system cannot find the path specified."

So where did CD... go

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It's a BLOCKBUSTER: Minecraft heads to the silver screen

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Re: PS3 exclusive

With the consoles so cheap and so many brilliant games, pick one up and try it.

You will enjoy it.

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Re: Why?

My sons like both, they play LBP and Minecraft, no reason they can't

I will say that Sackboy is cuter than Steve.

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Two in five Brits cough up for CryptoLocker ransomware's demands

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Cheapest option sometimes

This happened at a customer and it buggered the database big time.

It was a few days before the idiot responsible mentioned it, by then hardware checks had been carried out the database server writers involved, no faults found,

In this case they took the strategic decision to restore what was restorable and to suffer data loss for what was not.

I hope they sacked the moron responsible.

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Cost-slashing Sony axes 1,000 workers and 20 stores in US

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Ours is the only place I have seen their new mid range surround sound receivers. But then we have lost all three of our home cinema / HiFi shops locally.

But then the previous SC franchise holder went bump and they were a well respected local company with multiple home electronic shops.

Hard market these days, and nowhere to test what you want to buy. How do I compare between the receivers in this price range, I now cannot.

RIP all of the home cinema specialists. And strangely we lost our last model shop due to the downstairs HC / HiFi / Photographic place shutting.

So if our SC shuts down we would have a city with no HiFi or Home Cinema shop at all.

They wonder why our town centre is so quiet, well where are all the shops?

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Microsoft shunts top exec Julie Larson-Green sideways to make way for Stephen Elop

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Re: Don't need no stinkin' ribbon

Actually leaving Wordstar behind was one of the saddest things in computing. One of the first MS-DOS packages I had come across and used it for years.

Looking at the fallen software is so sad. Wordstar, Netware, Clipper, the high featured text editors, all things I miss.

Of course everyone will have their own list, my wife was a Word Perfect user.

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Re: So it's her fault - Ribbon

Because I don;t want to spend ages learning to use something I use rarely. I can use most File Edit menued software to a standard I need just by playing.

Why do ribbon apologists forget about occasional users, the letter a week people?

The only software I have been trained in are the tools I use for developing software.

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Re: So it's her fault - LibreOffice

Because Office 2000 is good enough for us, it can write letters,

But I would look at free alternatives as the CD got sat on.

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So it's her fault

That I have to run office 2000 on the home PC.

I DETEST the ribbon

<-------what they should do to it

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

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Put a high voltage on these

1 wire a high voltage, fry them!

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'G-WIZ like' object doing 40,000 MPH CRASHES on the MOON

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Top Gear at work?

Looks like a good use of a GWizz.

We all know

Tesla > Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Milk float>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> G-Wizz

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Enterprising French chap cranks up €100k 'flying car'

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Re: Costs

Rafale

Slower, slower rate of climb. not as good RADAR.

That said the Eurofighter is basically the BA EAP, and the EJ200 is basically a Rolls Royce design.

In otherwords would the Typhoon have been better if we had gone on our own?

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Spoked wheels

Seen enough scrambling to know spoked wheels are fine (now called motocross)

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So when you saw Pegasus who first thought of ....

The famous jet engine.

That is what went through my mind when I saw the RSS feed.

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SkyDrive is dead! All hail Microsoft OneDrive! Happy now, Uncle Rupe?

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Re: There was a TV programme about it

No BBC ONE

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There was a TV programme about it

With Adrian Chiles and Christine Brinkley

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Chihuahua TERROR: Packs of TINY hounds menace Arizona

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Local cats

Knowing how small a Chihuahua is I am a little surprised the local cats haven't had a go.

Annoyed moggies have sharp claws, and do not suffer annoying dogd.

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Tata says USA rejecting HALF of Indians' work visa requests

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Re: IT'S CHEEEEEAAAAAP!!!!!

As I have said on a few occasions, the good Indian IT staff are running their own companies in India, or are employed at decent wages for India in one of those companies, or are working alongside you as a decent member of your team.

They are not much cheaper but generally are very good.

Beancounters use the inexperienced and not very good.

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Brit boffins brew up blight-resistant FRANKENSPUD

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GM Objections

To a lot of use the objections are not about GM as such but some of the strange things they were trying.

Swapping out genes from wild potatoes is fine, doesn't bother me as an example at all, good idea, same as those purple tomatos, all seems fine.

But when you start adding in jellyfish genes, this is what worries some people.

I get the feeling that the UK teams are simply a lot more cautious than some of the foreign ones. As some of their other aims has been nutrition and taste.

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Samsung flings sueball at Dyson for 'intolerable' IP copycat claim

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Re: Not enough protection?

They wouldn't let him expand his factory so he moved it abroad

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Re: The picture ..

JD got the idea from a saw mill.

He admits he thought of the application but just repurposed the cyclone seperators.

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Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

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A few mistakes and some history

The Wiii was a fluke, yes it was underpowered (about twice a PS2 I have heard mentioned) but a novel control system and a few excellent games (eg SMG) helped it. But online was horrid, not a patch on the same generation PSN. (We have a Wiii and a PS3)

They tried similar with the Wiii U, but they should have thought a bit harder.

Not much more power than a PS3, but not near an XBOne, let alone a PS4, the online is still nowhere near as good as the main competitors, and the lack of a Trophy/Award/Acheivemnt system will push players to play their multi platforms on other platforms.

To be honest Mario as a character is rather stale, but is used as a figure head, but that as we all know is Donkey Kong.

We thought about it but for 2 games (at the time), not much more power than the PS3, a price not that far from what we thought a PS4 would be and poor online sealed it.

I feel that Sega games are just wrong on a Nintendo console, luckily the MD still works but I need to check over the Dreamcast as I suspect the GD-ROM has failed.

But I would get a Wiii-U over a XBOne simply due to the Lego game and the Zombie game looks quite good.

But what about Nintendo?

Do they cut short the U? Do they go third or second party? Do they buy the MS XBox division?

I am afraid I do not know.

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

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Re: What the hell did they expect? - telemetry

That is the call home to Microsoft EVERY techy turns off!

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Re: Region locking

Games.

Welll you are trying to use a PC not a X360, so try the proper places for PC games Here

No idea why your PC is trying to be a games console.

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SCRAP the TELLY TAX? Ancient BBC Time Lords mull Beeb's future

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Re: Grade

He cancelled Doctor Who.

I think that says a lot.

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

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Re: Balmer for the win! TOS

Actually there is loads of legacy code out there, some of the bank systems are based on 1970s code.

As to some of these legacy programs, they are connected to machines which are pretty old but work well.

Those PCs also have to be networked for data to be sent to these PCs.

Why replace a £250,000 machine which works?

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Re: Balmer for the win! TOS

1) Doesn't work with VGA graphics modes

2) Does this fix the linked issue?

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