* Posts by MJI

3933 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

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The candidates scare me

An animated wig called fart

A creationist

Someone to the left of Corbyn

Any a lot of US people think I am insane for suggesting their current best candidates are the brother of a previous president and the wife of the one before.

They actually like the fart, or they are so thick they believe in creationism (my thoughts are, if you believe in it you are a moron), and I use the Pope as an example of a religious person who knows it is bollocks.

Donald Fart is a cut price, low intelligence version of Nigel Farage, but with a big dollop of Nick Griffin.

At least our mad haired politician is actually quite clever.

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'Paedo hunter' who made £40,000 from blackmail jailed for 9 years

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Re: At first it seems 'well, they were asking for it', but...

Same here, then realise he was pretty bad as well.

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Is ATM security threatened by Windows XP support cutoff? Well, yes, but …

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Could they just do?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]

"Installed"=dword:00000001

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BOFH: Taking a spin in a decommissioned racer? On your own grill cam be it

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Re: Ferris Bueller!

At last!

Someone else has spotted the red car icon!

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Mozilla: Five... Four... Three... Two... One... Thunderbirds are – gone

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Hmmmm

Well I don't like webmail. Always used a client

Use Outlook Express and Thunderbird at home.

At work for newsgroup access I had to use TB because the Windows 7 supplied email client was poo.

There is always a need for a decent email client.

TB is good because I was able to set up a PC to use the same email settings and storage for a dual boot PC for both OSes

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

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Re: Moffat

That is because they were not written by Moffat

Since when were RTD, Gattiss, and the other two called Steven Moffat?

FInd the duff episode out of

The Empty Child

The Doctor Dances

The Girl in the Fireplace

Blink

Silence in the Library and the other episode it was paired with.

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Re: Mmm, I just don't get it

Well it is a long running Sci Fi series with the same character. The best of Doctor Who is among the best TV there is, the worst is just above soap level.

You can change actor, director, show runner, writer, and it is still Doctor Who.

You can see that the current crew are fans due to the way they remember he is around 2000 years old and had many incarnations.

The Doctor treats the human race as his pets, like very clever dogs.

Anyway what is there to not like about a character who can travel anywhere in time and space.

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Re: Sublime

At his best Moffat is one of the best writers to write scripts for Doctor Who, definately top 3, to some top 1.

At his worst they are average. But an average Moffat is poor compared to Blink, or this most recent episode.

Capaldi as well was excellent.

I would put this episode just below Blink.

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Re: Moffat

Until he became showrunner we only ever saw the exceptional

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Re: @d3vy

From some shots Capaldi looks just like Pertwee

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Sued for using HTTPS: Big brands told to cough up in crypto patent fight

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It may be a lot cheaper to .......

Employ a hitman and remove the company.

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Amazon's new drones powered by Jeremy Clarkson's sarcasm

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Re: Clarkson

As someone who does not like the ginger creep I want to know if I can deduct the cost of Amazon Prime from my TV licence.

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Video malvertising campaign lasted 12 hours? Try two months

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Re: Greed and Hubris

I use a site for hobby X and the adverts are for a supplier to hobby X and it is some new exciting thing of course I am going to look.

These suppliers are paying for the site and their adverts are interesting to most users of the site.

They are banners, and not popups pushing some strange crap no one wants.

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Re: Greed and Hubris

No they don't, we block intrusive ads but then on forums we use with banner ads which pay for the particular site we look at them, and occasionally buy from.

However get intrusive and adblock is enabled.

BTW most main ad sites live in my hosts file

Popups caused me to install ad blocking software.

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Mozilla annual report shows risky Google dependency now risky Yahoo! dependency

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Re: How can they possibly spend a quarter billion a year?

There are still a LOT of XP machines out there wanting internet access, all round the world.

So there is still a market for it XP browsers.

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Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 years (and you're officially old)

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I founda Windows once

on a new work PC, going back around 25 years, 286 or 386, not sure which.

Ran it - useless, so deleted it for for disc space.

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DS5: Vive la différence ... oh, and throw away the Citroën badge

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Re: DS? No not a DS

Never a fan of the 2CV but the large cars, DS, SM & CX were always very interesting.

And for the small ones the GS is pretty clever.

To be honest not my type of car but a car I can really appreciate. But I would definatly would have go in a real DS.

I also like their old corrugated vans.

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DS? No not a DS

A DS is futuristic, unique to look at, a car for someone who appreciates engineering.

This is a poshish hatch.

Where is the with hydro-pneumatic suspension?

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Car radars gain sharper vision after ITU assigns special spectrum slice

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Resolution

Going from 12.5mm to 3.7mm wavelength

Just over 3 times resolution

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Brit cops accused of abusing anti-terror laws to hunt colleague

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Remember the 42 days law which was shot down.

Anyone of us could have been arrested wihout charge for 42 days, you me, anyone.

A good way to get a love rival out of the way, or a person who really knows what is legal and illegal regarding speed cameras, just get them out of the way for 7 weeks.

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Re: "Give us more powers" they say. "Are you for or against terrorism?" they say.

But you may disagree with Theresa May, but agree with David Davies and they are of the same party.

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Hold on, France and Russia. Anonymous is here to kick ISIS butt

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Actually

They will be the other Daesh casulties.

"Right got another 73, tell them they have their 72 virgins."

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Doctor Who: Nigel Farage-alike bogey beast terrorises in darkly comic Sleep No More

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Re: Not a great episode

Or the book Encounter with Tiber which had an alien space ship hovering over the Earth on its main drive rather than orbiting some sort of zero point drive I think they called it.

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Not a great episode

Jarringly bad science.

Either it is in orbit OR being kept up with anti gravity NOT both

I got the GLADOS one very quickly, could have kept that running.

I think this series is much better than the last, the last one was a bit poor. This series PC has found his Doctor.

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Ouch! Subaru telescope catches astroid prang

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So that is what they are doing

Since they stopped doing the WRC

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So. Farewell then Betamax. We always liked you better than VHS anyway

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Re: Can we finally settle this?

Nope, I have a late Beta, and it was still better than VHS until I fried a control board when I had a trapped loom rip and my soldering iron had a voltage leak.

Still have two working and they are better than the Vhs deck I was gifted, the oldest Beta deck 10 years older at least (1982) but still excellent working order.

As mentioned elsewhere I head to headed my 950 against a S-VHS deck and the 950 won.

BTW does anyone have a broken 950 for spares, I need one of the control boards.

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Re: Digital audio Betamax

It was at CD resolution

http://www.thevintageknob.org/sony-PCM-F1.html

http://audiophilereview.com/cd-dac-digital/in-praise-of-the-sony-pcm-f1.html

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Re: "floating head"

Frame buffers

First appeared on some Panasonics and added £100 minimum to the price

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Video 8

Hmm not so sure, it had a few issues, returned to optical tape end sensors rather than magnetic, resolution lower than Beta (but better than Vhs).

Was OK, but I found when editing material off my F1 was better looking.

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OK here goes some more details

With the iron oxide video formats the writing speed is all. There has been many formats but only 2 lasted the first round of the war <---

N1500

N1700 (LP version of N1500)

VHS <---

Beta <---

CVC

V2000

For picture CVC was worst, but Vhs was next worse.

I never saw and compared a working VCR format to anythiung else but saw them at school.

V2000 did have good trick play but overal picture quality was between Beta and Vhs.

Beta HiFi in the UK did exist with the Sony SL-HF100UB and SL-HF950, also Sanyo had the VTC-M40 a great big everlasting hunk of VCR, mine has a newish motor and the penultimate set of heads in the country. Duplicators had the SL-HF100P.

Super Beta was very good, excellent colour rendition, copies of DVDs and broadcast Digital Terrestrial looked very good, also great for editing.

Editing how about a Beta final copy looks better than a Vhs edit master, extra generation and still looks better, well an edit master looked better than a Vhs tape straight from the camera. This was a direct comparison using a Sony F1 portable against a JVC or Panasonic VHS-C portable.

Super Beta vs Super VHS

I did the trial and it was interesting, all S-VHS recordings I have seen had washed out watercoloury colours, like a line drawing with broad brush colours. Super Beta colours were so much better than the slight drop in horizontal resolution was not noticed, so in general the Super Beta picture was better to watch than S-VHS.

Normal Vhs was around 240 line, Beta 260 line, I reckon Super Beta was getting near 300, S-VHS around 400, the unreleased in the UK ED-Beta was 500 line, only the digital formats such as DV could beat it,

Tape life, how about recordings made in 1985 still being pretty good, played back on the VCR which took them. 30 years is a pretty good life for a tape, and to be honest my SL-F1UB.

The Pro-X tapes though are perfect.

The loading mechanism is very siimple one loading ring with lots of pins on, very heavily influenced by U-Matic, pretty reliable and tended to just work.

Head drums all were 1500 rpm in the 50Hz world but diameters were.

62mm Vhs

65mm V2000

74.5mm Beta giving a 20% higher write speed.

Beta was best at the time, I have owned over the years, 8 I think, 2 scrapped, 2 sold, 1 spares, 3 still have.

Anyway

Best picture SL-HF950

Best sound SL-HF950, SL-HF100UB, VTC-M40

Best trick play SL-C9UB

Best for editing SL-HF950 followed by SL-C9UB

Best engineered SL-C9UB, SL-F1UB

Best portable (out of 4) SL-F1UB

Best 1/2" VCR ever sold in the UK SL-HF950

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Re: Can we finally settle this?

I had the industrial one and sold it as surplus to requirements.

Was a good deck but a bit flaky by the time I had it.

Used to to digitise linear stereo tapes as it had linear stereo as well

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Still in use

What do you think I was using until Freeview PVRs took off.

Sanyos were pretty tough as well

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Re: Can we finally settle this?

L750 in PAL land 195 minutes

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Re: Can we finally settle this?

Much better

I own a SL-HF950 and a SL-F1

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Cryptowall 4.0: Update makes world's worst ransomware worse still

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Re: And the open skylight is...

All I have come across are emails and accountants

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We suck? No, James Dyson. It is you who suck – Bosch and Siemens

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Re: Washing machine

We did have, but they withdrew support.

It was on last legs, perfectly repairable though, but was not worth the £90 or so to repair, when the drum bearing could have failed at anytime.

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Re: Suckers

Henriettas prefering.

Hmm I think I know why?

Just be careful with that hose

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Work from home when the next big Windows 10 installation arrives

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Re: What console?

Going from PS3 I would say PS4.

Seems a pretty solid piece of kit, gets plenty of use, and there are now plenty of games

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German football hero battles Nazi doppelgänger

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Re: @MJI A strange one

Trying to make the point that it was not compulsary to be one.

And if they were so bad home come Allied pilots shot down were fine if caught by civilians or Luftwaffe,but in the doodoo if caught by the SS.

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A strange one

We should all know that the Wehrmacht were the military and not the Nazis, the men sent to the front to die.

So there is no embarrassment of being compared to a Nazi (as they were SS and the like), but when did you last see an Action Man type figure with a willy?

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Laid-off IT workers: You want free on-demand service for what now?

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Re: They don't call El Reg a redtop for nothing...

favoUrite

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Re: Train up their replacements

I would train up my replacement.

In 12 or 13 years, not before.

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Never mind the new guys, take a train from our trusty Data Platform – Commvault

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Same here so read this

And make your own

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/60873-new-measurement-train/

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53157-newbryfords-mostly-yellow-workbench/

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Bosch, you suck! Dyson says VW pal cheated in vacuum cleaner tests

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Re: More Dyson spheroids...

It is not that old either I reckon under 10 years, was the MiLs but the pipe was too short so whe bought another,

My wife pressed the button to extend the pipe!

The Hepa filter cover will not stay fitted as a plastic clip has self destructed, the filter itself was changed a few years ago. The foam airfilter seems to need washing rather othen!

Yearly I strip down and clean the cyclone

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Re: Bad tests and worse marketing

Here is top of google searches

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/11061538/EU-to-ban-high-energy-hair-dryers-smartphones-and-kettles.html

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Re: More Dyson spheroids...

Ours is falling apart, I have to wash the foam filter every month and the HEPA filter clogs very easily and is supposed to last the life of the machine.

Probably get a Henry next.

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Re: Bad tests and worse marketing

But 1600w vacs are now illegal.

They use too much power, same as kettles, they are having their power usage cut as well.

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I want to buy a Bosch now

I WANT a vacuum cleaner which sucks, the power limiting bollocks mean that the newer ones take longer as they do not suck as well. now if I can still get a super sucker great.

THIS IS A PLUS DYSON.

AND YOU ARE CURRENTLY ON THE SH1T LIST OVER A WASHING MACHINE.

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Pimp your TV: Goggle box gadgets and gizmos

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Re: Was expecting crap

Or the console sits there beconning, you borrow a game put it in and.............................

You are hooked.

As I have a HDTV I do need Bluray though.

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Sony finds some loose change, flings most of it at lawyers ... the rest at staff hit by 'North Korea'

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All this because

People bought Vhs rather than the superior Beta*.

This forced Sony to buy studios to guarantee source for any future formats, and as a major format inventor I don't blame them.

Then the people in these new offshoots ruin the reputation of the core company.

* I have a 950 so can prove it

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