* Posts by MJI

4056 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

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Same day

Real/32 was released.

I went to the launch, was a pretty powerful OS and I remember they supplied Austrailian wine.

As to 95 I went from Real/32 with 1 screen running Windows for Workgroups (I had the server) to 98 and Netware.

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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Banned in Wales

But can you still get gassed by fag smokers?

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EE Harrier Mini grounded by errant Wi-Fi calling upgrade

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Errr EE? Harrier?

EE made the Lightning

Hawker Siddley made the Harrier

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Spain triumphs! Fascist anthem hails Spanish badminton champ

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Re: Not the First Time

Korea is easy to mess up as the Northern one is NOT democratic so it makes sense to not play an anthem for a country called democratic.

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Donald Trump dumps on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

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Re: Agree on the H1-B comment.

Why is he named after a fart?

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FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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Re: Film @ 11

XP, a classic

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

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Re: Just... wow...Trump

Who is going to follow someone named after a fart?

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Gobsmackingly ridiculous

Blocking antivirus installs due to a persons name.

Just beyond belief

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Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

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Re: Dangling from a light fixture is no place for a loudspeaker - Moiety

make the lightbulb heavier.

But it is a lightbulb not a heavybulb!

(RIP Tommy Cooper)

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X-wings, pirates and a generic Lara: Gamescom 2015

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Next few games

Well I have been looking

For a start until the pricing is sorted (£40 <> $40) I will be avoiding Destiny year 2 DLC The Taken King. Activision are greedy sods and should be retailing for £30 at most for the DLC.

But look what comes out soon.

Fallout 4, I enjoyed 3 and NV so really looking forwards to it.

And next year Uncharted 4, my most anticipated game.

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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MS Updates

Killed my win 7 networking.

Had to change the old MS driver back to the newers vendors driver it replaced

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AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

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At least he is happy

Not being a miserable sod, not scared of popping his clogs.

Might be a load of old bollocks but at least Mr Blobbys friend will be happy.

One final thing for Mr Blobby well done for knocking Take That off no. 1 with the Blobby song!

Almost as good as Bob the Builder denying some other boy band a no. 1

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Re: has to be said

Work, 7, I use about 10 things and that is it. stick on desktop and quicklaunch (why did MS hide it in 7?)

Home, XP, lots of things, games, start menu used a lot. Programs shoved into groups on the desktop as well

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Re: I wonder....

Store cards.

If I want to hide from Tesco I do not use card and I use cash.

Amazon

Default to not using for presents as they spurt information everywhere.

Ebay

Junk account or private browsing for when I want to look at things I do not want to appear in my history. (It does work)

Google

Some parts live in HOSTS along with ad brokers

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The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top

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Around here in that market position

It appears to be mainly Land Rover products.

Not so many large Audis

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Five data centres you can't live without

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I would miss

123REG the most (my emails) then PSN

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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Re: HP Parking

Well just have to crush a few noddy cars!

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Re: Suit'n'Tie Guy

When I see suits I assume their job is professional suit wearer, which usually means they are trying to sell something.

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HP Parking

Now I would have let rip as I cannot for the life of me safely reverse OUT of a spot, reverse in yes, but out no.

I have reversed into spots since I passed my car test.

Last time I had to reverse out I nearly crushed a little car someone had parked behind me!

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Oh look T Shirt, fleece, fleece trousers as I am a blob. Sandals and socks!

No school uniforms on Fridays.

Rest of week is company polo tops

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

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Perhaps I need to life extend my car.

Well lets look, under 100,000 miles. Most spares available.

Less than 3 grand for a galvanised chassis.

Now can I make it last until I am too old to drive?

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Want longer battery life? Avoid the New York Times and The Grauniad

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I watch task manager

And see FF utilisation creep up.

Anything over 1 oe 2 percent is dodgy.

Seen 30% since they got multi core support.

Start blocking and that drops.

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SpaceX's blast shock delays world's MOST POWERFUL ROCKET

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Re: OK Say you get to Mars

Send the return booster there on a slow trajectory a few years before manned vessel launched

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Sony phone chief vows to keep losing money forever and ever

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Betamax

Was best video format around.

(Owner of top eend Sanyo and Sony decks)

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Jeep hackers broke DMCA, says EFF, and that's stupid

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Cyber Pinto?

Oil stavation due to lack of oil changes = knackered cams

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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My car has that - 1 wire

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Speed to radio

Pre CANBUs this was just one wire with speed info. Single was traffic.

Personally I think the only way safety critical systems should be communicated with is via the diagnostics port

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: On my favourite PvP

Cheating

A common one I found was glitching off the map and sniping from a distance. I once got a really good kill streak along with a Medic with revive, hiding under cover from the glitchers, catching them as they attempted to glitch from their spawn.

I died once (thanks Medic) but ruined their cheating game.

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On my favourite PvP

I just hated losing, was more often on the winning team.

And women played, and were treated the same, and we knew they were women and good. One was playing with her husband (tell by PSN names).

I did not mind being beaten by good players, but cheaters annoyed me.

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Ashley Madison invites red-faced cheats to bolt stable door for free

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Re: Will any good come of this?

Well I look at it like this

1) Serves everyone right.!

2) What a good business opportunity to replace them!

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A good warning to

Not put dangerous to you information on the internet.

That said I do have no sympathy for any users nor the owners.

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

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Re: Compensation for what?

I buy CDs, DVD-A, SACD for music

I buy DVD and BD for films.

I don't buy mp3s as I want the solid copy.

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Why levies will not work.

I am glad that idea has been dropped as I see no reason why my backups should pay for some randon band. Why my holiday videos (on DVD or now BluRay) should funda random film.

And so on.

It could be terrible, I could end up funding Wand Erection or silent C as in Rap.

Or bad fan fiction films of Twilight.

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North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

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Red Star?

Will they deliver parcels on Britains railway network?

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Microsoft attaches Xbox stream bait to Windows 10 hook

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Re: Are there enough people?

Well apart from a PSU issue with my lauvh day PS4, it has been fine.

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Are there enough people?

With a XB1?

I only know one XB1 owner, and he also has a PS4.

Would it make me want to buy one?

Not when my favourite developer is Naughty Dog

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

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A few thoughts about this

Obsolescence

My previous CRT woul dhave been obsolete after DSO, but I sold it to a Sky user for £50, not bad for a 10 year old CRT.

This an expensive TV with superb picture quality, flat WS tube with arperure grill, and a rather good digital tuner.

The manufacturer kept it well supported for 5 years, dealing with BBC scrrew ups on service numbers, Ondodgy CAM support £3 PM for 15 channels.

Eventually HD called too hard.

But just after I sold it I found it was not DSO compliant.

Anyway the replacement was trying to be smart, runs Linux, but AFAIK not updated recently, smart was view photos via USB, but no problems there, nice easy menu, resembles the same companies games console at the time, also why I wanted HD.

So for smart features lets look at what is plugged into the TV, a games console with BluRay playback, and LOTS of streaming services, recently joined by its replacemment model.

So the semi smart TV is not updated, but the slightly older box is still updated,

Hmmmm

Now Andriod.

Not sure if I would want it on a TV. My TV riuns Linux fine, my PVR runs Linux fine, both have decent enough UIs and no involvement from 3rd parties.

The consoles run forks of BSD, but have lots of support and supported applications, applications running from 50GB games to BBC IPlayer.

So my advice is ignore the TV Smart features and plug in a decent Freeview.HD / Freesat HD PVR

and a well supported games console.

Why games consoles?

PLENTY of support.

Plenty of grunt.

Not likely to get plug pulled as there are 10s of millions out there.

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Minister for Fun opens consultation on future of the BBC

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I could imagine

A couple of MPs chatting

"Well I liked the BBC coverage of F1 but they stopped doing it live."

"I know, and I really liked Outcasts but they pulled that."

"I can't stand The Voice."

"Yeah they got rid of F1 to pay for that rubbish."

"Oh well at least the next series of Atlantis will be good, they will be on the Argo."

"Haven't you heard?"

"What?"

"BBC Cancelled it."

"So they cancel my favourite sport, a fun fantasy series and an interesting SciFi series?"

"Yes. And now the shocker."

"Chris 'Ginger Twat' Evans is taking over Top Gear."

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Why do we need the BBC?"

"Exactly."

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

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Re: ECUs and Injectors

I have come across ECUs having the injectors coded to it, as there were a range of tolerances and these were used to improve fueling

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Re: As I've commented previously (Lucrelout)

Gearboxes are better with an ECU, compare a modern controlled torque converter box with a 1960s or 70s version.

Often VERY similar boxes, but computer control enables learning, alternate shift patterns, different maps for different engines.

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Re: 2000 TD5 Defender

But you have the important ECU for the engine, and that is it.

Anyway who cares about the windows and the like when you have a fun engine under the bonnet.

For the people who do not understand here goes.

Apart from ECUs failing (buy a spare coded to your injectors) only a crank sensor can stop the engine.

Yes the engine looms may seep oil (keep a spare injector loom) sometimes the injector seals leak, (keep spares). But there is not much to stop his Land Rover. And it has a modern engine with excellent performance.

Oh and I paid as much for my late Discovery 2 as some people paid for Discovery 3s. My car is easier to work on and has less electronic gumpf to go wrong and I still have at least 5 ECUs!

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Microsoft nixes A-V updates for XP, exposes 180 MEEELLION luddites

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Re: My PC works, and I have better things to spend money on

Gaming will need connection as I bought them quite recently from Steam!

Done HL2 so I wanted to do HL and see how it started

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My PC works, and I have better things to spend money on

I did run a routine to see what could be installed, but too many games will not run on 8.x/10 according to it. (eg Half Life) Also something missing from the CPU.

I _PAID_ for XP Pro on my PC, it still works well after a full rebuild a few years ago with a quad core CPU.

My PC still works fine, apart from Linux I have to buy an OS AGAIN, but I have paid for an OS and the one I have works.

So people think I have to abandon paid for games, working PC hardware, for OSes which are strange (8.x and 10) or near end of life (7), or require all software replaced (Linux).

Well I am going to see who long my PC lasts with firewall, AV, and being carefull, off site backups of any important data and see where it goes.

I have been burnt by paying for OSes, deliberate EOL, removal of too many features, so stuff it Mint here I come. Oh and carry on the WINE experiments.

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Windows Server 2003 support deadline is TOMORROW – but thousands don't care

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Will they all go embedded?

Like all the XP workstations

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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Re: Move on there - nothing to see

Do you mean the people who play with the base of OSX and Orbis OS?

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Bing Maps seen wearing creepy mask that makes it look a bit like ...

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Must have

The direction column

However Goooogle maps are also wrecked by their UI changes breaking what used to work.

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UK TV is getting worse as younglings shun the BBC et al, says Ofcom

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Don't forget CBeebies

I still remember when the highlight of Christmas was an extended Bob the Builder.

Very good programme that WAS.

(Yes has to be Neil Morrisey version)

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Re: Bigotry!

Decent ones.

Damien the actor.

The actor off Harry Potter.

and many more

CE though he IS the GT

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Before Adrian was replaced by Ginger Twat.

Now it is Top Gears turn

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'The server broke and so did my back on the flight to fix it'

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Re: "Apple server"

For years I never realised you could buy a server without Netware!

And I have come across some shocking PToP systems.

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