* Posts by MJI

3720 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Égalité, Fraternité - Oui, peut-etre. Liberté? NON, French speedcam Facebookers told

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Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Effect...

Funny but when I took my test I asked about this and my instructor said drive at the limit if safe and do no worry if you go a couple mph over. 28mph was more likely to result in a fail than a 32mph.

Oh and driving standards were better then.

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By the power of Xbox, WE HAVE THE POWER! - Leakers publish One's SDK

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Re: Numpty Scrub

Hello Numty Scrub

I upvoted you for the Balls!

I have built 2 gaming PCs recently, 760 graphics cards AFAIR, 3.2 quad cores, 16GB RAM, SSD boot drive, dual boot Win 7 / Linux Mint for my sons.

I get put off PC gaming as I prefer to slob out on the settee as I work on PCs all day.

The other issue is that I am physically incapable of cutting back on PC spec and i could not build one I was happy with for peanuts, I would HAVE to have boot SSD, Blu Ray burner, at least 4TB HDDs (video editing) and so on.

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Re: Numpty Scrub

"and there are more strikes & weapons on PS4 than X1"

A tiny difference in reality though. Pure marketing bs so that Sony funded loads of advertising...

So what else could I play on? I have a PS4 and it plays Destiny fine.

I played on Exodus Blue twice last night, I tend to get Dust Palace quite regularly and The Undying Mind is rather good (as well as difficult).

To be honest The Undying Mind is worth it,

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Re: All you need to know is just one click away

I would suggest you have never played Uncharted 2 or 3, Killzone 3, The Last of Us, nor God of War 3 or Ascension.

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Re: Numpty Scrub

Compare <insert game here> on the PS4 @1080p (or more likely, 900p lol), versus the same game on the PC @4k. If you want to play Destiny, and it is neither the Playstation nor the XBox.

Pillock!

Destiny is not available on PC, and there are more strikes & weapons on PS4 than X1.

Destiny was slightly held back by being multi generation rather than multi platform.

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Re: All you need to know is just one click away

PS3 / 360

The 360 was easier to code. And the PS3 GPU was a higher clock speed (but less power per cycle) with a fast bus back to the Cell.

So most developers could get more out of the 360, but the best developers made that generations best looking games on the PS3.

Last generation the games from Naughty Dog and Guerilla were better looking than anything on the 360.

As to quality of game all I need to say is "The Last of Us"

As to graphics, the multiplayer of Killzone 3 looked better to me than the first X1 CoD.

Finally I think MSs biggest mistake was letting Bungie go rather than giving them more freedom. They should offer their developers the same freedoms as Sony do.

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Re: Look we need the companies to compete, it drives the market forwards.

People buy the X1 because they like it, my previous postman bought one day of release. The market is better off with some competition. X1 is not as good as PS4 but it is not crap.

Sony competed with Nintendo and Sega, beat both, twice, then MS, beat, draw (and Nintendo won), then looks like beat again.

Now what has MS forced Sony to do?

Develop a decent multiplayer system, would PSN be anything like it is now if there had been no XBL.

Note : PS2 3 4 P V owner

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Re: CPU power

Yes, Microsoft told us that last generation

But the PS3 pulled back with high speed bus between the 2 chips enabling the CPU to be used by the GPU. Some games used ALL SPEs (apart from OS) from the GPU.

The 360 was much easier to write for and was a clever design. The PS3 was not so easy, more esoteric, but a bit more powerful.

The PS4 is a simple matter of clever design when you have had a large number of developers moan at you, the X1 is still more slightly more PC oriented.

Look we need the companies to compete, it drives the market forwards.

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CPU power

Is it that important?

For consoles it appears not.

More about GPU.

Proof is look at the two generations, and look at the most powerful CPU, and it is fitted to the.....

PS3.

So why doesn't the PS3 produce graphics as good as the new pair? ****

GPU

**** Except some PS3 exclusives still look better than some more recent multiplatforms, a rather fishy multiplayer from late 2013 looks worse than some PS3 MPs from 2011.

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If Europe is against US's Irish email grab, it must pipe up now

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All Ireland has to do

Is threaten to arrest and prosecute an executive if it happens, even set up an international arrest warrant for them.

Then if it does happen they MUST carry this out, fines or jail, enough that it does not happen again.

That village idiot judge also needs debarring.

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Renault Captur: Nobody who knows about cars will buy this

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Re: It is a French car.

The Clio V6 was an interesting car, caught out Audi as well!

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Handling, communication is the key.

Some good handling cars do not actually grip that well but you can find the limit and know how far you can take it. Some cars have massive grip but you cannot go anywhere near it due to lack of communication.

Most cars these days do not communicate. This is why the Toybaru is so liked.

My current car is not a good handler but is not bad, it does communicate. Sits on 2 heavy live axles, permanent 4WD, big heavy Diesel, understeers if you are too fast into a corner and surprisingly oversteers if you boot it in a corner, but from a standstill tries to spin a front wheel which the TC controls. But basically even though it has enough grip, and reasonable suspension you would not choose it for twisty road driving, but despite that it is still fun, (and startles boring cars), because I can tell what it is doing so I have confidence that I am not about to slide off into a hedge.

Others by the same manufacturer vary from big upright sports car, to slow and ponderous and not sure what lane it wants to be in, via 2CV levels of roll.

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Re: 'drive like a christian'???

A term mentioned by James May, basically very polite driving.

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Sony grovels, offers freebies after PlayStation network spent Xmas TITSUP

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I would be happy with

Press square to electrocute Lizard Squad

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PlayStation clambers back online days after DDoS attack PARALYSED network

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When they are caught.

Can we

1) Have them added as an enemy to many games.

2) Wired up and say press square to electrocute

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Let it go, let it go ... Sales of games, video and music up for second year

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I liked Frozen

A pretty good film.

And more fun than a football game, Actually I can't think of anything worse.

Anyway I thought Destiny was the big seller this year (now I do have that)

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

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Re: What that stationary Mamod steam engine needed was...

This is what my SE3a used to do

Twin cylinder power for my Meccano big wheel

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: Fun, but not for all

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Pity not 4WD

With that much power it would have been tamed nicely.

Sorry but torque steer terrifies me. Rather handle oversteer.

The 4C though, sounds fantastic.

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Microsoft fires legal salvo at phone 'tech support' scammers

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I contacted THEM !

And wondered why they didn't reply.

I needed omitec not omnitec

Took me a few days to work out why I did not hear from them. I had misread the instructions on my Hawkeye leaflet.

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Little big phone: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, a toothsome hand-fulla Android

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Littel Big Phone

I saw what you did there!

BTW we are looking at new work phones and the one feature I would like is remote play!

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Sonic BOOM: 10 blast-tastic soundbars

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Prefer speakers

Normal TV, the TV speakers are good enough.

Films and games, I have a 5.0 system for that.

(Floor standing fronts rather than sub)

And my centre uses a microwave bracket as speaker brackets were too flimsy.

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Four tuner frenzy: The all-you-can-EEat TV Freeview PVR

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How does it compare?

To say the PVRs from Humax?

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NASA asks world+dog to name Mercury's craters (back off, 4chan)

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Re: Banks?

Use both!

2 craters done!

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Re: Krugman crater?

We are still on QE2 here, still going strong after 60 years

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After?

The carrier or the delivery company?

Anyway should it now be Viraat?

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: Terrorists win BIG time--America is now a nation of cowards

But would their ICBWM make it that far?

Intra Continental Ballistic Washing Machine

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Sony hackers dump more hunks of stolen data, promise another 'Christmas gift'

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I could see SP being closed

May be best medium term option to shut it down and reopen a new wholy owned company, take on the staff but new management.

Howver I keep thinking "Who is next?" and it could be even worse.

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

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Why not their own company?

Why are they not rebuying BT Cellnet?

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Deprivation Britain: 1930s all over again? Codswallop!

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I have had to listen to someone moaning on about this regularly.

Says you have to pay it if you go on holiday,wel I never have, I just holday in the south west.

Doesn't think that we pay more on our road fuel taxes.

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So I am in poverty?

Take out mortgage, loans ect

food heating clothes electric gas transport

Will leave out toys.

£7 per person per day

Includes fuel for my car. Gas electic shopping for food.

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Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

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Win Server 2003 support

I bet a lot of companies would like to win that.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Pictures too big

Thought it was a new article but was an older one

Just had a huge picture of Turdoch.

NOT VERY PLEASANT!

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Very annoying

Your mouse moves then something covers up what you are reading.

Pretty frustrating.

Lots of meaningless little pictures, why do we need them?

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Competition probe opens door to Canal+ Spain for Rupert Murdoch

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Horror picture

Since the revamp I had THAT come up

Do something

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Spanish scraper scrapped: Google axes Google News

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Re: How silly

Yes like I am going to buy 3 papers, watch a few news channels just to find out all the thoughts on an event.

Google news increases traffic flow, and enables people to use multiple news sources easily

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How silly

How are people going to find their news stories?

I use the UK one daily, great for checking through a story

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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Re: The RWTF is...

And horrid to use on PS4, I hope the PS3 version is not as bad

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Re: BBC 3 or BBC 7

I stopped watching C5 when the logo returned, I emailed them, deleted the timers, told them about it.

But according to C5 their logo is more importatnt than viewers

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Re: Under the banner of digital, the middle class marches on.®

Michael Portillo works well as he likes history and likes railways, he was also responsible for signing the paperwork keeping the Settle & Carlisle Railway open. Yes they had a railway enthusiast as a public transport minister.

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Re: BBC 3 or BBC 7

BTW I did watch Torchwood and Gavin & Stacey but that purple blob just turned the channel off for me.

Distracting on utv1 to 4 as well

C4 HD might as well not be there logoing a HD channel - moronic!

TBH this would be something for the government to ban - on screen channel logos.

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Re: Under the banner of digital, the middle class marches on.®

OI!

Great British Railway Journies is one of the best programmes on TV!

<-------------- Michael grabbing one of his jackets

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Re: CBBC

CBeebies

And before it was wrecked, Bob the Builder (Neil Morrisy version).

Their Christmas special was once the highlight of the day.

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BBC 3 or BBC 7

I stopped watching for two reasons.

1) The logo was bloody irritating

2) The programmes were poor

Prefered BBC Choice

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Re: Only Connect

BBC4

Not 3

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Blu-ray region locks popped by hardware hacker

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I have returned stuff before as unplayable

Done it with non red book CDs after 3 faulty I gave up. Non red book is a fault.

Done it with crap filled DVDs, cannot get to the film.

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Re: Forced to view content (Adverts etc.)

It got to the stage I stopped buying that companies DVDs, having to rip and burn a brand new DVD just to watch it was taking the piss.

So cut out the first stage.

Yes sales are lost due to forced adverts.

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eBay planning massive job cuts following PayPal split – report

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Paypal

Are a real pain since they dumbed down.

Since I hit classic view as soon as I log in it missing things, send invoice classic view becomes send money.

They need to completely redo Paypal, try by putting it back to how it was.

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Microsoft tries to defend Irish servers from US g-men invasion, again

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Very interesting

The result will have huge implications for the cloud industry, I am following this with interest.

My personal thoughts are that local Irish and EU laws matter more in Ireland and the EU than any US laws. Basically the US has no jurisdiction in Ireland. MS may be between a rock and a hard place but MS US cannot demand that MS IE breaks local laws.

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The Pirate Bay SUNK: It vanishes after Swedish data center raid

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I have uploaded before to TPB

To be honest it was a pain, wouldn't seed properly, so I stuck it on Youtube instead.

But if it had been taken down by the copywrite organisations could I have complained?

I wanted to torrent as I don't like Youtubes framerate changing.

I filmed at 16x9 anamorphic 50Hz, I wanted it kept to 16x9 50Hz.

In the end someone hosted it for me for a few days to get the AVI.

As you have read above, I tried to use TPB to distribute a video I shot, to people I knew. So that was fully legal and my distribution method is now being blocked.

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Buy Your Own Device: No more shiny-shiny work mobe for you

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My mobile phone

Is my work phone, allowed to make personal calls provided we do not take the piss.

Now the people who make the most personal calls use the phone the least they do not exceed contract.

Yes I make 4 or 5 personal calls a week. But as I am not sales noot many work calls.

HOWEVER. I do get called, can be anytime except at night.

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