* Posts by MJI

3720 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: Devil

Quite annoying after you find a good one, to find they get rubbish was so sad.

Signs to me was the the start of the drop.

Now I just don't even bother.

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Re: Coping Mechanism

Say to yourself.

There was never a remake to "Wicker Man"

There was never a remake to "The Italian Job"

There was never a remake to "Taxi"

Chap at work said he had seen Taxi, I said did you like the 406?

Go the reply American film.

I will HAVE to lend him my Taxi DVD

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Re: Devil

What happened to him, MNS made some really good films. Then they turned to crap.

6th Sense was clever

Unbreakable was his best I really like it

Signs OK

The Village clever but silly

Lady in the Water rot set in a very average film

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Re: Two words

I don't know, I liked the version with David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and the 3 wheel yellow Batmobile

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Re: BE

Aghhhhhhhhh I forgot how dragged on it was!

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BE

The book is bad and the film poor.

Not even a second rate author, more like third or fourth.

The film could have been a lot better, but at best was OK.

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Adam Sandler

Is also in some real stinkers.

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Armageddon does have some good bits

The special effects

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Sony blames NORK The Interview cyber strike for delayed Q3 report

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Strange looking weirdo

Who is that big baby?

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Windows 10: The Microsoft rule-o-three holds, THIS time it's looking DECENT

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Re: Let me see

Or old Fords and King Leonidas

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Re: Apps

Err that is not an issue.

I have access to millions of programs, from simple text editors to huge vertical market factory software.

It is of a standard format usable by most PCs in the world.

WIN32

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Re: YOU WILL LOVE ME!!!

I just want a computer to do what I want. Different prettyness no problem, but completely methods aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Basically Windows was very similar from the one after Program Manager (95) to 7, that is well over 15 years of the same style. Well guess what they got the basic idea right.

I do not want confusing GUIs, as far as I am concerned ANY keyboard based GUI program should have a menu at the top. Basically the File Edit, so when non Windows OSes look more like Windows than Windows there is something wrong.

All the ribbon applications should have had a proper menu as well, I needed a news group reader in Win 7 so took the easy choice of Thunderbird.

MS Word I have to use addins with the file edit patch.

So basically do not get in the way of me working.

Oh and for anyone saying I could learn all the new features (which are just as likely to be rejected at a later date) of something I use when necessary I would rather use the time to improve my programming skills. (.NET is the next one).

Look I am over 50 now, and the last thing I want to do is spend my own time working out how something should work, when it should just work. It was not hard to build two Win7/Mint 17 dual boot gaming PCs.

I was fine in the DOS days, I loved Netware, Multiuser DOS was very good, I was OK with Windows. I even ran WFW on the Real32 server.

I will have a play with 10, we have a 8.x PC at work everyone avoids, then we will see how annoying it is.

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Re: Cortana?

But is it XFlow or Pinto?

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Re: I'm free!

TBH I do not know if it would run on my XP PC, which was built just before Windows 7 was released (so XP was the current version of Windows at the time), but it is a quad core 4GB and thinks it is embedded.

Perhap it way, perhaps MS should offer a checking tool.

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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Re: RN "shitting themselves"

Do we have enough mothballed Harriers to overhaul?

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Dumping Harrier == huge mistake

Possibly this governments biggest fail.

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Should be OK

Martin Baker ejection seat.

Pilots trust them

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Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs

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Re: Loved the picture of the fox in the article

I also remember the use of a clip on the Beta HiFi demo tape. Sounded rather good through a HiFi

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Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

Or do we still have to suffer Australis?

Still on 28 here due to it!

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DVRs at the ready tonight: El Reg's motor Vulture is on the tellybox

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BBC HD

That seems to be BBC London as well

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Young CHAP CUFFED in Blighty over Xmas Sony and XBOX hacks

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0 for geography

The idiot was from up north in Liverpoolland. Not Cornwall.

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Re: excellent

Just name him and let the upset Xmas parents deal with him

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Missing defective BEAGLE FOUND ON MARS! Amazing claim

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partially unfurled

So almost a success.

What a disappointment for 12 years ago.

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I'll build a Hyperloop railgun tube-way in Texas, Elon Musk vows

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What Brunel do if he was around now?

This needs to be asked.

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Re: Banking

According to the team behind it, it did work but management panicked.

The tilting Voyagers use the APT system

The Fiat Pendadildos originally used screw jacks but now use APT technology.

Basically the APT technology was sucessfull.

And I got the details from the source

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'F*** you', exclaims Google Translate app, politely

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BabelFish website

Is really crap now, logins ect.

What went wrong?

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Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'

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Re: I loved the top down GTA Games

You're aware that most countries drive on the right hand side of the road rather than the left hand side (UK), right?

We were never invaded by Napolian so we could keep to the left.

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Re: Meh

I play almost all of my games on BSD!

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Re: 711

My British made & designed car has the indicators on the left.

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

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Green fails for me

1) Anti nuclear power

2) Scrapping HS2

3) Anti nuclear power

4) Reversal of academy system (seems to work well for my twins)

5) Welfare cap removal, sorry but unemployed people getting over £30,000 in year in benefits is taking the piss

6) Too much into state ownership

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Re: Good luck Dave

Unfortunately Clegg will be wiped out at the elections by idiots who cannot think for themselves

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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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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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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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