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3293 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Gov cheerleader Sajid Javid gets nod from PM to park in Miller's spot

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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.

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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

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Re: Sajid...

"London"

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.

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Re: Sajid...

So that is why he has been promoted and not my MP.

My MP occasionally rebels.

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Re: Sajid...

I am not too far from those - work used to have Wacquie as MP

Home has the son of a previous MP

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Tongue twister

I just cannot say his full name!!!!

Sorry!

However seen him on QT and he seems OK.

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Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever

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Windows 9

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?

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The... Windows... XPocalypse... is... NIGH

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Re: Just upgraded the last of my xp machines,

Well it dual boots into Linux but the users games don't all run in it.

I will tell him he has to use Linux if the network cable is plugged in.

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Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT

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Frustration

Well I know what this is like.

Playing catchup at the moment so trying to whizz through Assassins Creed 3, but the control and forcedness are terrible, I wanted to snap the disc, steaming dog turd of a game.

Missions fail from respawn in 2 seconds, you slow for a moment, failed.

I cannot play it for more than an hour, just trying to get to the end so I can play AC4.

BTW I bought AC, AC2, AC2B, PS and DS version, a son bought AC2R AC3 AC4 ACL.

The original game was frustrating but in a good way, more freedom than later games as well.

All because I don't want to pay more than £40 for a game because I would rather be playing the latest Infamous.

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How Microsoft can keep Win XP alive – and WHY: A real-world example

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Re: XP Needs to Die

Buying what I want.

Just bought a nice model railway loco today.

Much more fun than a newer copy of windows.

A green Baby Warship

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Re: XP Needs to Die

Not everyone keeps buying new mobile phones, I use whatever work gives me.

As to replacing computers, I would rather spend my money on a new intercooler for my car.

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Re: XP Needs to Die

We have a Pentium 4 at home, the children use it, it works, it is on XP and has been since built.

Why would I want to spend my money on a new PC when I could spend on something I actually want?

We also have a few XP machines still at work to run the software which newer than XP refuses to run.

Vista was the start of the rot, the first time features were removed rather than added. This is another reason why XP will not die. It runs more software than any other MS OS before or since.

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Crashed NORKS drones discovered by South Korea

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"Near idiot levels"

That high?

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Dark SITH LORD 'Darth Vader' joins battle to rule, er, Ukraine

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Just call it Crimea

It was taken off Russia and given to Ukraine by a drunk Ukrainian USSR leader, Putin took it back. Some agree, some disagree. So just use the regional name rather than which ever country has it at the time.

I personally think it is not the business of the West to interfere in squabbles between ex USSR countries, which are not part of EU or NATO.

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Tokyo to TXT warning of incoming Norks nukes

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Re: The Norks are insane.

So he has a red handbag!

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A note for latest KimJong

Someone needs to tell him that if you sit on a nuclear bomb when it explodes you get superpowers.

He will be able to fly, to glow and to do many other super being things.

All he needs to do is sit on a nuke when it is detonated.

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

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Our biggest mistake

Not buying the domain name when we had a product with a similar name.

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Titanfall, shoot-'em-up gamers, cloudy contracts and cattle

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Re: Limited sales

We have a PS4 and a small number of games.

Well I am patiently waiting for Tomb Raider, Infamous Second Son, to drop in price, until then I have DLC for The Last Of Us and Bioshock Infinite to keep me entertained.

Like a lot of fans I found Killzone ShadowFall multiplayer to be not as much fun as the older KZ2 and KZ3 multiplayers. Infact I still play 3s multiplayer despite having SF

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Re: Thoughts

The only multiplayers I have got into were populated by people I could chat to decent players playing for a long time. Very little abuse, trolls tended to get picked on, see below.

One TPS had various character skins, often the females were chosen due to nicer bums to look at, but some sexist players blocked you in corners and taunted (so you grenade suicided), those idiots got hounded off, just to say grenade team kills are usefull.

I also remember uploading game play glitches to the dev team, and for fun I patrolled one glitch and killed the glitcher EVERYTIME they went for it.

A FPS I played a lot also had glitchers but they were shootable, put yourself somewhere safe and pick them off as they tried to climb off the map.

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Limited sales

OK Lets look at our consoles, mix of Nintendo, Sega, & Sony, none of them can play it, next.

PC.Go to the main stores where I get games, not there. Not even on Steam.

A fail for me.

I will be getting Destiny though, but on a better console than Frood42 was considering

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Microsoft CEO Nadella names his Xbox and Cloud OVERLORDS

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Looks like improvements

From what they had before, hopefully we will see a return to MS being wanted rather than tolerated

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3CX Phone System takes on the corporate mobiles

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Re: OH windows naysayers...

My cousins 3CX runs on DERV

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My cousin likes them

He occasionally drives his farms JCB 3CX instead of his tractor. His favourite brand of vehicle is John Deere.

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Selfies are OVER: Welcome to the age of 'Sleeveface'

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Sticking to providing photos

Yes I have had some photos I took on an LP

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Brit game devs WILL get tax relief for, er, EastEnders Game and Legend of Slough

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Some ideas

Well I have played a few with British cast, and also UC3 had a section in London which was fun.

The Motorstorm series although set around the world had a LOT of Britishness in it, one of my favourite vehicles was based on a Bowler Wildcat, and the titles for Pacific Rift feature one of the Invincible class carriers.

I also theatened a boy who got stupid by mocking up the cover of an Eastenders game complete with Playstation logos, and telling him it would be his next and only game.

1) X-Factor First Person Shooter, where you shoot crap singers and Cowell.

2) SAS stealth shooter, you play as an SAS member.

3) An open world car game with European cars and you drive on the LEFT (Imagine Burnout Paradise with British and European exotica and you do not head on crash every thirty seconds), suggest idealised country A Roads, surrounding a modern city dual carriageways.

4) A tank game where you drive a Challenger 2 in the desert and wipe out all oncomers.

5) Eastenders FPS, in fact an FPS of any soap

6) 1980s cop game where you play a cop based on Gene Hunt.

I will think of more

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ECCENTRIC, PINK DWARF dubbed 'Biden' by saucy astronomers

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Re: Thanks for converting to the British from the Dutch German

Dutch/German = Fahrenheit

British = Kelvin

Swedish = Celcius

Must be about 285 outside here

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Thanks for converting to the British from the Dutch German

As I do not understand at all the Dutch/German temperature system and use interchangable the British and Swedish systems.

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Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH

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Re: I know it's tricky if you've never had one....

Large speakers

My wife's only real decor concern was the veneer, she also likes large speakers

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Hmmm

Well the TV is not ancient but it is an S series which are to be honest crap, I saw one lose a 4 way comparison against 3 other Sony TVs (W & X won - draw).

I have a 5.0 setup (floor standers as stereo pair) and a resonable receiver. This sound bar sounds like it is filling the gap between TV sound and HC sound. But it is at lower end HC prices.

Requiring a phone to set it up - hmmm not good.

Never understood small speakers, they usually sound grating

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NASA: Vote now to put FLASHY LIGHTS on future spacesuits

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Some thoughts

Saw Buzz Lightyear.

Actually that was the most sensible.

Light colour, distinctive colours / patterns for each Astronaut.

Pattern needs to point to head and be different to the back, the Y shapes do provide that.

I would say a strip starting near belly button splitting into a V onto the shoulders could be one,

So technology is nearest.

Planetary way up is not important, Space it is.

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It's EE vs Vodafone: 'How good is my signal' study descends into network bunfight

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Re: Am I the only one when they see EE

So many nice things from them. Aircraft and rail.

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Am I the only one when they see EE

think of English Electric?

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Worth getting

I went HD partly due to PS3 (other reason was worn tube)

Looks great

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Re: Set Top Boxes

Sony tried with Profeel (I think) it was a flop

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Re: Buying less because what they've got lasts longer?

CRT TV

My 32" was a 50Hz Wega IDTV with no additional processing and a direct link to one of the best DVB-T tuners.

Alan's poor PQ - sounds like 100Hz TV, some of those were not great, only good one cost £3000, and one analogue tuner one was particularly poor.

My old IDTV PQ made Ondigital and Sky boxes look sad.

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Re: Just most of it?

I tend to watch about 3/4 BBC, found a new channel recently, a High Def version of BBC4.

I basically fill the timer with interesting programmes, eg Top Gear, Horizon, Sky at Night, 1970s rock music, any documentries about old transport.

Saw some crap on Challenge on FV last night, supposedly about the game Baftas, saw 3 awards and lots of knobends talking (not the game producers).

Completely wasted opportunity.

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Re: "Lightbulbs, nylon tights, razor blades, can all be made to last years or decades"

My bristles are getting harder to cut so now on blade two of the year.

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Re: "5 blade jobbie."

Single blades leave me stubbly, a good rinse removes the hair and gel.

The leg rubbing straightens the edge.

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Re: Seriously how often *do* people replace their TV's?

Other devices.

Nothing wrong with using a 1984 VCR is there? SInce the only better VCR was 1987 (and mine is faulty, need a scrap one for parts) no reason to change, My old 1982 portable VCR still works, but the camera died in 2000. Currently now a user of HDV.

1984 VCR is very rarely used though as I have 2 PVRs, but a big pile of old tapes.

Outlasted a DTTV PVR killed off due to Pace being crap.

Still on DVD player number 2, number 1 worn out. Had to replace the BD player due to a flashing yellow light but managed to ressurect long enough to transfer data.

I have seen people replace kit regularly because they bought something sub standard, or something unsuitable, or because they just have to have the newest thing.

But the mod 1990s quality drop hit a lot of people who thought they were trading up their late 1980s kit for something newer.

But basically you need to take care when buying stuff as there is so much cheap junk out there it is silly.

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Re: Seriously how often *do* people replace their TV's?

My DVB-T tunered TV takes a second, just until it gets an I frame. Mind you so was the previous one.

Oh it works, it is 1920x1080, it is big enough, it has 3 HDMI, it won awards for picture so why would I change it?

I am over 50 and still on TV number 4, I bought my first one at 20.

TV1 was a portable

TV2 was big TV and had SCART

TV3 was 16x9 flat CRT and had DVB-T

TV4 is 16x9 LCD, and HD

Yes 4 TVs in over 30 years, I always bought the best I could afford and changed when old one worn and new technology arrived.

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Re: "Lightbulbs, nylon tights, razor blades, can all be made to last years or decades"

How to make your razor last longer.

Push it backwards for a couple of strokes against you leg.

It helps to keep the edge, I am managing to double the life of a Gillette 5 blade jobbie.

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Virtual reality? Two can play THAT GAME, says Sony: New headset revealed for the PS4

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Re: I can see a flaw in this

More info.

A friend who did use the assult rifle attachment, also played with a projector, I used to jokingly wind him up by saying he used to dress up as well.

Another player I knew kept trying head sets like this so I expect he will buy one.

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Re: I'm all for this stuff...

MS would just use them then close them, best fit for them would be Valve

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Re: I can see a flaw in this

I used mine for 900 hour in just one game.

OK I used it properly for 4 games and a couple of simple games.

4 are first person shooters if you count a portal gun as a gun.

And I never did get the assult rifle attachment.

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Bono bests Bezos in Fortune's 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders' list

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Some stupids

Bono?!?!?!?

Just why?

As to music from Ireland nothing tops Thin Lizzy anyway

Lots of people I have never heard of.

I can name someone missing from top ten. The Queen. Name any world leader with a better reputation? She even stars in a Bond short!

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Osbo's booze, bingo, biz and big data Budget

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Unfair to cider

Why shoud cider drinkers pay more tax than beer drinkers?

Westons, Healeys, Aspalls and co should complain

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Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin

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Re: Good Idea

I remember in the early 80s, £1 got you 4 pints of scrumpy

Cheap night out!

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GRAV WAVE TSUNAMI boffinry BONANZA – the aftershock of the universe's Big Bang

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Embarrased

I read the title as GRAVY WAVE TSUNAMI

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Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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Xenon 2 good game but I was rubbish

We had it on various servers.

Definately sat on out NW3.12 and 4.11 boxes for a while.

I remember using it unser Windows Work Groups and Dos 6.22, but it is too long ago to remember I it ran on REAL/32 or not.

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What have Cherie Blair, Jonathan Porritt and El Reg's mobile desk got in common?

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Reasons to avoid

Sounds like hell

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