* Posts by MJI

3431 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

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Steam on Mint

Done it here and it was about 3/4s of the games.

UEFI worked fine.

Oh and of course the other boot was 7, the owners did not want 8 at any cost.

Games performance is fine on both OSes

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Re: Football is missing the point...

It has already happened with other sports.

Look at Cricket.

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Do not piss off fans

Or they will piss off leaving you with no money.

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'Aaaah FFS, 'amazeballs' has made it into the OXFORD DICTIONARY'

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Re: cray

I already know I do not need a dictionary.

We all know about the stylish supercomputers.

I will conduct an office poll later as to the meaning

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WTF is Amazebollocks?

Sounds very sarcastic to me and I have not heard a single person use it, but if I did I would punch them!

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Cray

Well that one is easy - the super computers from Seymour.

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

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Re: Why is FF trying to become Chrome?

The UI is so ghastly I am investigating PaleMoon now.

There are many good reasons for rectangled tabs, there are many good reasons for title bars and fielk Edit menus.

I do want the internal fixes but I don't want a ghastly GUI.

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Why is FF trying to become Chrome?

Look Mozilla, if we wanted our browser to look like Chrome we would install it.

Currently on 28 at work as I got Australised at home and I cannot stand it. Even with the removal tool it still looks shoddy.

I need to find how to report the UI as a big.

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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Just built two W7 computers

And they are already on about EOL it.

How are you supposed to keep up?

Good job they are both dual boot.

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Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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NSFW warning required

We do not want to see that paper!

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WinPhone's Halo hottie Cortana to hit desktop in next Windows – report

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Am I the only one.....

Who keeps reading it as Cortina?

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Linux

I suppose Linux will get.......

Pingu!

Apple can have Paul MacCartny or Ringo Starr, but younger people would wonder why Thomas is on it.

If Sony added anything similar to their consoles it would be a little red demon.

I hope people get the last few links.

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Stalwart hatchback gets a plug-in: Volkswagen e-Golf

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Too many electric toys

Heated front window - ouch

Also the underbonnet view looks silly, what is wrong with an electric motor.

Regeneration breaking when coasting - not nice. Why not just slow down like ordinary cars?

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VW Golf Cart?

An electric vehicle used during Golf

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World's only flyable WWII Lancaster bombers meet in Lincs

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Re: Random factoid.

I wonder what he would have thought about a Buccaneer?

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US 911 service needs emergency upgrade and some basic security against scumbags

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Emergency number for Porsche owners

So what do the rest of people use over there?

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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I have my parachute ready

As soon as my old PC at home running XP has issues caused by EOL it gets Linuxed.

I would dual boot but need another drive.

What is weird is that I found it easy to install and use as a complete newbie, easier to use for a long term windows user than Win 8.

I use Firefox

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

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Sometimes we need to download to watch the film

Due to too many FACI warnings and other crap we cannot find the film.

I actually stopped buying one companies DVDs totally because when I bought the first thing I had to do was rip and reburn, easier to download.

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Re: Short term memory loss - Mandelson

You forgot his honourific of Sith!

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Re: Short term memory loss

He was as shifty bastard at the best of times. Spitting Image had him right as a snake.

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Re: Jolly good work. AC reasons

3. Format shifting

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Re: Jolly good work.

I used to download rips of HD-DVDs so I could watch the high definition version of a film. I copied it from the PC to the PS3 and watched it on there.

I wanted to watch the film in HD, I had an HD player but they did not make discs for it. So I worked around it.

Funny that my BluRay player could play rips of HD-DVDs so well.

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Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

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Re: Asta La Vista

I last rebuilt our home PC just as 7 was launching, so I reused its existing XP licence after finding Vista quite horid.

Still runs fine, and as I said before if XP gets screwed Mint goes on.

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Re: They weren't sent through the ringer for _including_ stuff

Oh and if the XP PC ever gets killed off Mint 17 will be going straight on, I would only miss the video editing software. As the source engine runs fine on Mint.

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Re: They weren't sent through the ringer for _including_ stuff

I chucked Firefox and Thunderbird on, set their profiles to use the FAT32 partition, got their accounts working.

Then booted into Linux, got the auto mount working for the FAT32 partition and pointed the new proifles at the same place.

They were impressed when they viewed their emails in Linux when just downloaded in Win 7.

The boys were not supposed to get PCs yet, but will built a few months early to be sure of getting a Win 7 disc as they hate 8 as well.

1 SSD, 1 HDD, 5 user partitions (SSD NTFS EXT4, HDD NTFS, FAT32, EXT4), I had to create the FAT32 partitions on our XP box.

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Re: @AC - Obvious answer to obvious stupidity is obvious UEFI

Well two dual boot PCs at hone, both have UEFI, both boot into Mint about 4 or 5 seconds after selecting the OS, Windows 7 takes more like 10 including the login.

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Just built 2 PCs

Dual boot, very powerful, emails accesable from both OSes. SSD boot.

Firstly I was nice and installed a Microsoft OS, top version of 7. Then I installed Mint 17 Cinnamon. Put STEAM on both boots.

Why were there more included tools on the free OS?

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Coming to a console near you: Destiny beta and The Last of Us Remastered

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Re: £45?

But TLOU is actually a good game!

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Re: PS3 - won't come away disappointed either.

Actually the good graphics even on the PS3 version really enabled you to zone in, the facial animations, the body language. The giraffes, the vegetation, it drew you in so much you almost felt you were there.

And as you said one of the best stories ever in a video game.

Now time to wait for Uncharted 4.

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Re: £45?

I take it you haven't read about this.

A large amout of PS4 purchasers did not own a PS3, this is mainly aimed at them.

Left Behind was produced after release. So could not have been included.

ND used it to develop their PS4 tools. So what if it is a reskin, it is still one of the best games ever.

I was playing Left Behind last night, on hard, on the PS3.

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Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

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Re: My god it's ugly - Steve Todd

The estate I live in is not gritted and if the snow falls nothing 2WD can get up one hill until it has been cleared.

Been dragged up in a previous car a couple of times.

I suppose I will be dragging next time.

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Re: My god it's ugly

When the weather is totally crap 4WD and fording ability are rather usefull

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I was going to be sarcy but

It is actually a good little car!

A bit small with 3 teenagers but as I read the more impressed I was.

My car would probably just about beat it off road (well mine has a green oval on the steering wheel, 5 cylinders and 2 live axles), but it seems to perform pretty well.

yes it is impressive.

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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Re: £10,m? (agincourt)

The guy had been awake all night and fell asleep while driving. That was his choice.

Not even working just chatting up women.

And where was the choice for John Weddle & Stephen Dunn?

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Re: £10,m?

And the bastard has been released!

RIP to the rail staff and passengers

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

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Natural science

Is a type of course where you study various modules from within physics and chemistry.

I know there is more to this as my daughter is investigating the course.

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4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles

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Thanks for pushing this

I will be on to them asking to protect terrestrial broadcasts.

One thing about these surveys,

TV source you can only tick one box, so if you have say Freeview and Freesat you can only tick ONE box

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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As to the person who started it in 2010.

I am scared he may be next PM

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Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

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Fix the UI FIRST

Make it look like it used to the new GUI is terrible

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

Jake is from there!

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Re: TV manufacturers are shackled by a social phenomenon

There is no such thing as a new good big cheap TV, You have to drop at least one.

Some people go new big cheap.

Careful buyers go new good cheap or good big cheap.

Enthusiasts go new good big.

I would not buy a TV which was not good in the picture department, hence my TV was not cheap, mine is not the biggest but big enough for that film effect, great for films and games, also decent stuff off TV.

Would I swap for a cheap 55" TV?

Never.

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Re: Quantity not quality - Charlie Clark

Actually the same TV for most of the time it was already poorer before DSO. About a year before DSO I went HD, and my HDTV is good at upscaling.

32" Wega IDTV so well able to get the best from the transmission, and those early days had a much better picture, higher bit rates ect.

Upscaled SD looks fine on my HDTV, just not as good as HD especially when the BBC used about twice the bit rate they use now.

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Re: Quantity not quality

Or compare BBC on Freeview to the first days of OnDigital. I am sure BBC1 (in SD) looked better in 1999 than today. Back then BBC looked very DVD like compared to the over compressed mess we now have.

Or early BBC HD on Freesat to BBC1 HD and BBC2 HD now on Freesat.

All worse in the name of cramming more channels in.

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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A bit like

A pair of village idiots trying Mastermind

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Sony tries to make PlayStation Network hack row go away with $15m in cash and games

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Re: 14 titles?

They were download only and to be honest Infamous is a rather good game.

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Microsoft's Xbox TV studio OBLITERATED

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So many redundancies

This makes you wonder what is going on when they are making so many people redundant?

Are they preparing for a huge loss?

Are they expecting core markets to vanish?

Very strange.

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Stephen Elop: 'Hello there' (and goodbye to 12,500 of you)

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How many people have lost their jobs due to Flop?

He must be setting new records for redundancies.

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: It's a supercar, Jim, but not as we know it

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Re: 231BHP from 1.5l

BMW are good at high power reliable engines, It will last.

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Re: 231BHP from 1.5l (is nothing)

1100bhp from 1.5l is.

See the M12 based on the M10, 1100bhp in qualifying.

Another BMW 1.5 turbo

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

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Re: Another money earning scam

Spelling corrected

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