3288 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
He is NOT a biker
He is a cyclist
Cross bar gave it away.
A biker rides a motorcycle.
Since ours is an early one
Will it be failing completely soon, or will the recording be safe, no one seems to know
I have a silver one
Early one £30 for any BT Internet customer.
They changed the EPG a while ago and took away the best feature the day skip button (bastards!).
No recordings have been deleted AFAIK.
Re: Don't knock Beta
And I remember comparing a Super VHS deck against a Sony 950 and thinking SVHS still has crap colour handling.
I still have a working Sanyo deck
Don't knock Beta
It pissed over Vhs in quality.
And I have captured 30 year old tapes perfectly
Been patched today
And Ithought they EOLed it.
Perhaps Mint can wait a little longer
Re: Backwards compatability @MJI
Well that beats the stupid message vista produces with a VGA mode DOS app.
People are ALWAYS forgetting that the main reason people are hanging onto XP is backwards compatability.
It was the last MS OS to properly support MS DOS executables. things we have used for many years.
Will a modern Linux run programs created say 15 years ago?
Re: That's all folks...
Actually since no one uses Vista why is it still on support?
I will watch for patches on our server
Then copy them in!
Re: IE on XP? Wow, that's safe!
I did Firefox on ours.
Also had the funny situation that the boys PC would only work on one site when running Mint & FF and not XP & FF.
Re: So is XP OK?
Well X and V are a bit near each other
So is XP OK?
According to the list of OSes it is not affected.
Anyway I use Firefox
Re: Women are more important for the survival of a population - Arnaut
There were probably women around at the time bigger and stronger than both Nelson and Napoleon.
Well since Napoleon was a dwarf................
Re: Some clarification MondoMan
Not all of us are missing cheeks; my tongue fits nicely in mine.
You forgot more efficient lungs.
But ultimate brain power, mammals come top, great apes, cetaceans, even some carnivores.
Put together top mammal brain, some of the better mammal COLOUR vision, but more importantly the visual cortex to process it, and of course hands, humans will remain top. An I think we will remain at the top unless we wipe ourselves out.
It was added for a number of reasons.
One was to provide a way of controlling voltage at the motors with DC.
Other was to add a mini battery to deal with gaps in the 3rd rail.
Bullieds 70s stayed as electrics
71s, some were rebuilt as big EDs as class 74 with a V6 Paxman.
Re: Cue the bus fans complaining...
My first thoughts also
But look at the HUGE amount of tax the sales of their digger raise over £500,000,000 a year, £3,000,000 back for investment is nothing
I think you can be assured we all know who Guest Keen and Nettlefolds are.
A very important British company.
Would have to be passive
The point is it is always there, if you have to take off to charge it will be forgotten or not bothered with.
Had a nose around
Looks like they should be asking Brush rather than English Electric.
Most recent ones seem to have Brush electrical kit.
Re: give me a break
Flat earth fanbois are a recent phenonema, even early men knew they lived on a ball.
The only flat world is Discworld.
Re: We'd Answer Rationally
You mean Peter Gabriel vs Phil Collins?
Re: Does your software require Windows?
We did but the market pushed us away from them.
I suppose it serves us right for not keeping with a proper server company.
Re: "The first is that servers tend to be be upgraded more often than PC's"
And what is wrong with that?
They are a pain
Since they took over Sybase customer support has got worse.
Can't even use any of the techies any more.
The developer conferences has dried up as well.
Re: An optimist's view for your consideration
Well I would not trust a DC10, they fall apart!
Re: Another DRM failure
MP3 and rock
I find that never actually works, always sounds off.
Some CDs sound grating at high frequencies.
SACD and DVD-A both sound good, but it is likely the production which helps rather than resolution.
Vinyl still has a place.
People argue to CD quality and they will continue argueing for as long as they are around.
I have a small number of high resolution discs and they do sound good, I don't care about the reason, may be as simple as mastered properly, or may be the higher resolution, I don't really care why, if it sounds better to me it is worth it. There are so many poorly produced CDs around now, it is a minefield trying to buy something listenable.
Re: a mono speaker on the phone
But the pocket transistor radio had an actual speaker of reasonable quality.
Phone speakers are just shit
Re: DVD-Audio ?? try VHS-HI FI...
It wasn't Sony - they bought them in
Sony did make Beta HiFi though and PAL HiFi was rather good
Re: Unlike DVD-Audio
Not too bothered about PS2 emulation because on the shelf under the PS4 is a PS2 and a Wiiiii.
PS3 lives in HiFi rack under my play anything Pioneer.
Pioneer made really good DVD players
Re: Unlike DVD-Audio
Only 60GB with PS2 compatability
Re: no market
I went DVD for multiple reasons.
1) Picture and Sound Quality
2) Tape rental market had gone totally rubbish - nothing available.
3) Tape for sale companies were dumping their best duplicating decks.
Re: No thanks, I'm fine with SACD
£110 to get a SACD and DVD-Audio player.
Also plays DVD and CD.
And Bad Beaver I bet you have a Pioneer DV575.
Re: Not interested.. But I am.
The differences are similar. Just that you are happy with SD.
Vhs was a terrible format, a well mastered DVD, anamorphic, encoded for quality, good source is near the top in SD video, I just watched a Superbit DVD last night still looks good, one of the best SD pictures I have seen. But a well mastered Blu Ray does look a lot better.
I have seen a film on 3 formats, a Super Beta copy of the DVD (bad pressing so missed 20 seconds, so copied before posted back to be swapped), the DVD and the Bluray.
The tape copy was quite acceptable on a wide screen tube TV of British SD resolution (TV was not properly a PAL TV as the main tuner was DVB-T), main issue was composite edge enhancement. But this Vcr pissed all over any Vhs deck,
DVD looks good, best on THAT TV, via RGB of course.
Newer HDTV with decent upscaling
DVD looks good but a little soft.
BluRay looks stunning and is at the correct speed without being in jerkyvision (3:2 pull down).
So far I have replaced 6 films from DVD to BluRay.
1) Remastered, 5.1 and directors final cut better than, grainy master, PooLogic and directors quick cut.
I enjoyed the better presentation and the lack of messy grain, I also got a decent price for the DVD at a CBS.
2-5) Box set at £15 too good to pass up, pity last one is best used as a drinks mat.
I paid more for the DVDs but keeping them for the extras.
6) One of my favourite films.
Looks and sounds better.
So to me with a large screen panel TV of good quality and a Cell powered Blu Ray player I get more enjoyment from a film with the better quality as it is more like my own personal cinema, better than huddled around a 14" portable with a rental tape in my old Beta portable.
Mind you I have seen size and loudness substituted for quality, a work collegue from a previous job showed off his new TV and video, guess it was 29" about, but the size took away people from noticing the fuzzy picture and hissy sound. I noticed everyone else looking impressed and me thinking yes you have a TV and a crap VCR. I just sat 4 foot from my 25" between a pair of stereo speakers from Skipton, with a nice amp and the stereo out from one of my Beta HiFi VCRs, mainly watching films and TV from ITV (when they were good) because they had NICAM and BBC didn't.
Some of us like quality.
Re: So, on the horizon
All you have done is beaten us to it
Re: How about trial by combat?
Would have worked for the last Conservative party leadership elections.
Fabricant sacked over his twatting about her,
And wasn't he correct?
Another interesting one sacked by Camoron.
Look you berk, stop supporting the corrupt ones and the yes men and use your more interesting MPs
Bwahahahhahahahahahahahahaa! There speaks somebody who doesn't remember what am unresponsive empire of waste, incompetence and customer indifference that the GPO was! Remember "party lines"? Six month waits to install a line? Crummy little local exchanges with a few hundred lines and a full time engineer sitting around reading Razzle, and an operator polishing her nails?
I remember party lines, GPO were a little bit crap at some things.
And national rail? Remember the failed 1955 Modernisation Plan, which was supposed to support British industry and improve the railways, cost £1.6bn at the time (around £20 billion in current prices) How much more money would you want the state to throw away when it clearly doesn't either know how to build railways, nor how to run them? Or remember the dismal customer-loathing service of BR through the 1970s and 80s? The antiquated and unreliable rolling stock despite the Modernisation Plan? And BR were responsible for all manner of rubbish ideas of their own accord regardless of government support, like the progressive near closure of Marylebone, the failed outsourcing of locomotive manufacturing to Romania in the 1970s.
Started sensibly with trial batches, then they went stupid buying lots of crap just to oust newish build steam locos.
Mistakes, buying NBL stuff, Using 12LDA28C in the 47s rather than 16CSVTs, not buying lots of DP2s, the Claytons rather than more 20s.
Our railway industry is now a joke with only Brush left, and some remains of Paxman. If you want a British built and designed locomotive now, it would be Loughborough built, not sure on power units since Ruston Paxman were gutted.
Shockingly the remains of the most well know British power unit are now German and called the MAN 28/33D, this engine started in the 1930s as the English Electric 6T and grew valves cylinders turbos and intercoolers up to the CSVT range, then the Ruston merge change the name again, bored out twice to 280mm MAN bought them in early 2000s and now made around the world but NOT in the UK.
Nationalisation saw our domestic car industry go from world leading to woeful,
BL was a complete and utter joke, some cars were good, most were woefull. There were a few excellent cars like the Dolomite Sprint and the P6, but so much shit like the Allegros and Marinas.
left our aerospace industry as a single firm that no longer makes an entire aircraft in its own right,
Same sort of disaster as the railway industry except we still have Rolls Royce.
BTW my current car is British designed and made, but the owners were not, no idea who it was at the time. Also had the last in house designed engine.
What was wrong with his opponent when Cameron was elected leader?
Shows some backbone, and personal beliefs and like every other rebel gets told never a minister again.
Can someone please tell me why all the politicians I would like to run the country are blocked by Cameron from being ministers?
Shut up walnut head
I make a point of avoiding your businesses.
You are irrelevant and give walnuts a bad name
Re: Windows 9
To the down voter, sometime this old software is needed. I used it to repair a database last week, nothing else would touch it. Did a copy from one database driver to another, site working again.
Corrupted by server less Peer to peer networking.
Just add in support for legacy applications as well.
Even if a VM, remember that we use OS to run OUR applications.
My tests would be a VGA mode DOS graphics application, using 16 bit DOS mode NETBIOS to communicate to a 32bit windows program.
Just want to be able to run without messing with compatabiltiy modes.
Now the above software worked with IPX on 6.22, Real/32, WFW, W95, 98, NT4, 2000, XP. With NETBIOS and IP on 2000 and XP, and got as far as loading but locked up when it tried to change video mode in Vista.
But with MS the question is always from Vista and on, what will they remove this time?
Re: Don't recognise him at all.
Never thought of that you are completely right Millibland is his own Spitting Image puppet.
Have an upvote.
Bring back S.I. we have at least four very pisstakeable leaders here.
Re: Lovely chap
What a twit.
It was obvious we needed to keep out of Syria too many sides. Which side would we have supported?
And with Crimea, again keep out of it too much history.
Re: Mind you his...
And I'll raise you a donkey.
Seen this the other way round, with some local councillors, some are basically incompetent, and others are idiots.
The incompetent would be the blue hat stand, and the idiot is the pin a red rosette on a donkey.
Re: Minister of Fun?
Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT
Voted strongly for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
Now those are NOT fun
Well our MP (nearby to Sajid) he is not a local as such but has big local connections, his father was a previous MP, his father also died in a local hospice, oh and our MP lives in the town.
But then he was picked on quite nastily by a Labour PPC pillock (this person not the party) for not going to a discussion on food banks, therefore meaning they didn't like them etc etc. Instead he was at a meeting on childrens hospices. Oh that back fired on them people asking them why they hated dieing children.
But he entered parliament at the same election but has been told to expect to not be a minister as he once voted against the government.
This proves the usual that the party system is bad for democracy, vote as your constituents want and always be overlooked.
So that is why he has been promoted and not my MP.
My MP occasionally rebels.
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