* Posts by MJI

3489 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Professor's BEAGLE lost for 10 years FOUND ON MARS

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Pity it was too late for Colin

He would have loved this news

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Re: Oh not again

Pestrians

Well I have hit two, both THEIR fault.

One stepped off the kerb into the road, he got a sore arm from my mirror, was not looking, luckily I was going quite slow as the road was narrow.

Next literally walked off the pavement and walked into the side of my car!

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Re: History repeats itself with increasing regularity

Is that the one of him being spanked by Bo Jo?

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Re: Politicians will come into power completely at the mercy of the police and secret police.

Spying is on the peaceful public is not a left-wing/right-wing issue. Stalinist, Maoist and Marxist Communists do it. Nationalist socialists did it. Absolute monarchies do it.

I keep coming to the fact I am more libertarian but also centre right, I detest totalitarianism, that takes precident over economics.

I was beginning to think an absolute monarchy is a possible answer, but then her son can be a bit odd.

But then she can block things if she really insisted, perhaps we do need to go to the top?

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Re: No trust, no sense, no government ...

I had managed to forget about him the bloody control freak.

I really suggest writing to your MP in words they understand why Dave is a cardboard box.

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Re: Cameron is an idiot!

Yes and that is the issue with MANY current politicians.

Please name 5 current politicians you would class as capable of being in power and not cocking things up.

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Re: Horrifying

The thing is Cameron is not actually evil, or does not mean well.

He is just ignorant, he does not understand, he is a marketing person not a usefull person, this is a flaw in modern politics, look at those party leaders, they are all useless. Cameron is good at talking, but not so good at understanding.

We need capable politicians, not marketing wet dreams.

Now to all politicians, we never had anything like this when the Northern Ireland troubles were at their height, we managed, even when the Prime Minister was bombed.

The secret services and special forces can deal with threats without taking away freedoms, you take those away and the terrorists have won. Just let MI5 MI6 SAS ect do their job.

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Re: Point or order doodz!

I have noticed that, NONE of the current UK party leaders understand IT at all.

Look at them, wrong Dave (prefered Davies), wrong Millibland (Dave was better, but there are many better choices), wrong Libdem (bring back Kennedy), Fartage (I just do not trust him, nor his party unfortunately), Greens (who even leads them but their policies are not workable).

Are this shower really the best we can choose from to run the country?

I actually like my MP, likeable and does his job, but blacklisted for rebelling so no hope of being a minister. Lets just say I like rebels.

The last PM I thought worthy of the job was John Major, incidentally the last Grammar school PM before the Public school takeover.

Simple personallity flaws should not be a barrier, Kennedy lost his job due to drinking, but does it matter?

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Problem is I look at Millibland just no, who will replace Clegg?, Farage does he have policies?, Greens no effing way.

So now there is no place to vote my constituency doesn't even have Libdems stand, usually a battle between Lab and Con. Our Green PPC is a twat.

And there is no none of the above.

I think I WILL write to my MP about his ignorant boss, and say he needs educating.

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Re: Good luck Dave

What is the betting that Millipede will be thinking along similar lines?

Or Clegg?

I think I will ask my MP.

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Should spectrum hog TV give up its seat for broadband? You tell us – EU

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No

We need some bandwidth for TV.

Not everyone can get satellite or cable, terrestrial is just needed, mobile usage, temporary usage. Regional variations.

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Hawking and friends: Artificial Intelligence 'must do what we want it to do'

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A true AI would be good for

Long term space exploration.

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Pull the plug?

A way of dealing with them?

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Tesla S P85+: Smiling all the way to the next charging point

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Re: If only..

1) Nissan - can we borrow a GT-R?

2) Power - I have a few suggestions

a) A slot in the road with conductors each side, giant Minic

b) Metal mesh on road, and above road, like bumper cars.

c) Lorry replacement, special metal roads, power from a wire above them and a special electric

lorry tractor unit which pulls lots of trailers, well guess what that is!

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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Re: Ford & JLR

And they have made LR use a pretty crap engine in the Defender, removing a good one for a bloody Transit engine.

BMW were not much better using chocolate GM gearboxes on the L322 Range Rovers, oh and stopping the project Storm 4s and 6s

And yes I now really want a Discovery 4

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UK data cops warn Optical Express to stop spamming 1000s of customers

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Re: admonished

abend

Good memories or bad memories

Good for Netware, bad for when it once or twice abended

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I'm sooooo green: The Beginner's Guide to Krautrock

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I think I will stick to

Scorpions

Accept and

MSG

Scorpions are fantastic live

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Égalité, Fraternité - Oui, peut-etre. Liberté? NON, French speedcam Facebookers told

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Re: Slow Down

Depends, anything 1998 to 2007 will be fine, as would anything V8.

I drove a 2014 one recently, horrible engine, the older engines are MUCH nicer.

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Re: Illogical

Personally I don't care what speed someone is doing if they are safe, but too many people are dangerous WITHIN the limit.

I would rather people did 40 in the 30 near me on the through estate road rather than drive at 30 with no lights, or fog lights, or not signalling at roundabouts, using correct lanes, not parking in stupid places*.

* one person lost two cars to Tesco lorries just because she refused to park by her house and parked on the main road instead (on a bend by a junction), she also regularly lost mirror glasses, a pedestrian crossing stopped her.

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Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Effect...

Funny but when I took my test I asked about this and my instructor said drive at the limit if safe and do no worry if you go a couple mph over. 28mph was more likely to result in a fail than a 32mph.

Oh and driving standards were better then.

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By the power of Xbox, WE HAVE THE POWER! - Leakers publish One's SDK

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Re: Numpty Scrub

Hello Numty Scrub

I upvoted you for the Balls!

I have built 2 gaming PCs recently, 760 graphics cards AFAIR, 3.2 quad cores, 16GB RAM, SSD boot drive, dual boot Win 7 / Linux Mint for my sons.

I get put off PC gaming as I prefer to slob out on the settee as I work on PCs all day.

The other issue is that I am physically incapable of cutting back on PC spec and i could not build one I was happy with for peanuts, I would HAVE to have boot SSD, Blu Ray burner, at least 4TB HDDs (video editing) and so on.

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Re: Numpty Scrub

"and there are more strikes & weapons on PS4 than X1"

A tiny difference in reality though. Pure marketing bs so that Sony funded loads of advertising...

So what else could I play on? I have a PS4 and it plays Destiny fine.

I played on Exodus Blue twice last night, I tend to get Dust Palace quite regularly and The Undying Mind is rather good (as well as difficult).

To be honest The Undying Mind is worth it,

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Re: All you need to know is just one click away

I would suggest you have never played Uncharted 2 or 3, Killzone 3, The Last of Us, nor God of War 3 or Ascension.

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Re: Numpty Scrub

Compare <insert game here> on the PS4 @1080p (or more likely, 900p lol), versus the same game on the PC @4k. If you want to play Destiny, and it is neither the Playstation nor the XBox.

Pillock!

Destiny is not available on PC, and there are more strikes & weapons on PS4 than X1.

Destiny was slightly held back by being multi generation rather than multi platform.

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Re: All you need to know is just one click away

PS3 / 360

The 360 was easier to code. And the PS3 GPU was a higher clock speed (but less power per cycle) with a fast bus back to the Cell.

So most developers could get more out of the 360, but the best developers made that generations best looking games on the PS3.

Last generation the games from Naughty Dog and Guerilla were better looking than anything on the 360.

As to quality of game all I need to say is "The Last of Us"

As to graphics, the multiplayer of Killzone 3 looked better to me than the first X1 CoD.

Finally I think MSs biggest mistake was letting Bungie go rather than giving them more freedom. They should offer their developers the same freedoms as Sony do.

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Re: Look we need the companies to compete, it drives the market forwards.

People buy the X1 because they like it, my previous postman bought one day of release. The market is better off with some competition. X1 is not as good as PS4 but it is not crap.

Sony competed with Nintendo and Sega, beat both, twice, then MS, beat, draw (and Nintendo won), then looks like beat again.

Now what has MS forced Sony to do?

Develop a decent multiplayer system, would PSN be anything like it is now if there had been no XBL.

Note : PS2 3 4 P V owner

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Re: CPU power

Yes, Microsoft told us that last generation

But the PS3 pulled back with high speed bus between the 2 chips enabling the CPU to be used by the GPU. Some games used ALL SPEs (apart from OS) from the GPU.

The 360 was much easier to write for and was a clever design. The PS3 was not so easy, more esoteric, but a bit more powerful.

The PS4 is a simple matter of clever design when you have had a large number of developers moan at you, the X1 is still more slightly more PC oriented.

Look we need the companies to compete, it drives the market forwards.

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CPU power

Is it that important?

For consoles it appears not.

More about GPU.

Proof is look at the two generations, and look at the most powerful CPU, and it is fitted to the.....

PS3.

So why doesn't the PS3 produce graphics as good as the new pair? ****

GPU

**** Except some PS3 exclusives still look better than some more recent multiplatforms, a rather fishy multiplayer from late 2013 looks worse than some PS3 MPs from 2011.

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If Europe is against US's Irish email grab, it must pipe up now

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All Ireland has to do

Is threaten to arrest and prosecute an executive if it happens, even set up an international arrest warrant for them.

Then if it does happen they MUST carry this out, fines or jail, enough that it does not happen again.

That village idiot judge also needs debarring.

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Renault Captur: Nobody who knows about cars will buy this

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Re: It is a French car.

The Clio V6 was an interesting car, caught out Audi as well!

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Handling, communication is the key.

Some good handling cars do not actually grip that well but you can find the limit and know how far you can take it. Some cars have massive grip but you cannot go anywhere near it due to lack of communication.

Most cars these days do not communicate. This is why the Toybaru is so liked.

My current car is not a good handler but is not bad, it does communicate. Sits on 2 heavy live axles, permanent 4WD, big heavy Diesel, understeers if you are too fast into a corner and surprisingly oversteers if you boot it in a corner, but from a standstill tries to spin a front wheel which the TC controls. But basically even though it has enough grip, and reasonable suspension you would not choose it for twisty road driving, but despite that it is still fun, (and startles boring cars), because I can tell what it is doing so I have confidence that I am not about to slide off into a hedge.

Others by the same manufacturer vary from big upright sports car, to slow and ponderous and not sure what lane it wants to be in, via 2CV levels of roll.

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Re: 'drive like a christian'???

A term mentioned by James May, basically very polite driving.

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Sony grovels, offers freebies after PlayStation network spent Xmas TITSUP

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I would be happy with

Press square to electrocute Lizard Squad

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PlayStation clambers back online days after DDoS attack PARALYSED network

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When they are caught.

Can we

1) Have them added as an enemy to many games.

2) Wired up and say press square to electrocute

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Let it go, let it go ... Sales of games, video and music up for second year

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I liked Frozen

A pretty good film.

And more fun than a football game, Actually I can't think of anything worse.

Anyway I thought Destiny was the big seller this year (now I do have that)

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

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Re: What that stationary Mamod steam engine needed was...

This is what my SE3a used to do

Twin cylinder power for my Meccano big wheel

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: Fun, but not for all

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Pity not 4WD

With that much power it would have been tamed nicely.

Sorry but torque steer terrifies me. Rather handle oversteer.

The 4C though, sounds fantastic.

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Microsoft fires legal salvo at phone 'tech support' scammers

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I contacted THEM !

And wondered why they didn't reply.

I needed omitec not omnitec

Took me a few days to work out why I did not hear from them. I had misread the instructions on my Hawkeye leaflet.

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Little big phone: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, a toothsome hand-fulla Android

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Littel Big Phone

I saw what you did there!

BTW we are looking at new work phones and the one feature I would like is remote play!

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Sonic BOOM: 10 blast-tastic soundbars

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Prefer speakers

Normal TV, the TV speakers are good enough.

Films and games, I have a 5.0 system for that.

(Floor standing fronts rather than sub)

And my centre uses a microwave bracket as speaker brackets were too flimsy.

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Four tuner frenzy: The all-you-can-EEat TV Freeview PVR

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How does it compare?

To say the PVRs from Humax?

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NASA asks world+dog to name Mercury's craters (back off, 4chan)

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Re: Banks?

Use both!

2 craters done!

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Re: Krugman crater?

We are still on QE2 here, still going strong after 60 years

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After?

The carrier or the delivery company?

Anyway should it now be Viraat?

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: Terrorists win BIG time--America is now a nation of cowards

But would their ICBWM make it that far?

Intra Continental Ballistic Washing Machine

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Sony hackers dump more hunks of stolen data, promise another 'Christmas gift'

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I could see SP being closed

May be best medium term option to shut it down and reopen a new wholy owned company, take on the staff but new management.

Howver I keep thinking "Who is next?" and it could be even worse.

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

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Why not their own company?

Why are they not rebuying BT Cellnet?

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Deprivation Britain: 1930s all over again? Codswallop!

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I have had to listen to someone moaning on about this regularly.

Says you have to pay it if you go on holiday,wel I never have, I just holday in the south west.

Doesn't think that we pay more on our road fuel taxes.

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So I am in poverty?

Take out mortgage, loans ect

food heating clothes electric gas transport

Will leave out toys.

£7 per person per day

Includes fuel for my car. Gas electic shopping for food.

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Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

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Win Server 2003 support

I bet a lot of companies would like to win that.

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