* Posts by MJI

4026 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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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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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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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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German army fights underground Nazi war machine hidden in Kiel pensioner's cellar

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So wrong

To deprive a military collector of his vintage tank.

Seems like a perfectly sensible thing to own to me.

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Re: Pity it wasn't a French tank

Well the Challengers did not need to get close to kill enemy tanks, they did it from a safe distance.

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Linux Mint 17.2: If only all penguinista desktops were done this way

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XP users

I dual boot my home XP PC with Mint Cinnamon and Mint is more like XP to use than any version of Windows beginning with 8

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Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time

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Seen it a few times, a wonderful sight.

Got to see the tail end of an airshow last month, saw it climbing, wow

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Subaru Outback Lineartronic: The thinking person’s 4x4

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Re: Subary servicing

Well the ex Subaru mechanic I know retired about 10 years ago and descriped changing the belts on the quad cam lump.

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Subary servicing

Also this is not that cheap, and replacing the cam belt is a bit of a task.

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Re: @MJI Questions - Real 4x4 Gumby

I have a Discovery

And it is not rusty either.

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Re: I have

One (other) thing that I do not miss at all about the UK is the rampant jealousy and disdain for anyone who's actually done better than you, regardless of how much harder they worked for it.

Why would I want a VW?

I would rather have what I have.

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Re: Questions - Real 4x4 Gumby

We do buy proper 4x4s, we even have a factory dedicated to making them.

I have one and would have it over any Jeep

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Re: Questions

The point of these Subarus is for driving on crap surfaces with a road oriented car.

They are good at what they are, they are not proper offroaders, but much better cars than the softroaders.

If you are driving on tracks and loose surfaces but not tackling deep mud they are ideal.

This is a car for country vets.

And people do not think you are a cock.

Oh and where is the WRX version?

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BBC (sort of) sorry for Grant Shapps Wikipedia smear reportage

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Re: Ahhhh. The Guardian

I really hope this is sarcasm!

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With Hobbit and LoTR in the can, Trolls no longer welcome in New Zealand

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What is wrong with real world troll dealing with?

An example I know of.

Troll picks on hardcase.

Hardcase finds trolls real ID

Troll gets warning phonecall and his real ID spread over the afflicted sites.

Troll stops trolling as his wife bollocks him.

And the question is

How the hell did he manage to get a wife!

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Giant male member spontaneously ejaculates over Norway

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Mushroom

What a dick head!

see title

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Samsung caught disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware

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Re: Windows updates I can understand their viewpoint

Because I did not know what it had done, so I looked it up on the internet, on a PC with a working network connection.

You see not everyone is an expert in operating systems, to me they are a tool, and nothing else, as long as they do not annoy me (and many do) and I can run what I like I am happy.

But I have been working in the world of Xbase now for around 30 years.

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Windows updates I can understand their viewpoint

When Windows Update on my W7 PC removed my recent vendor network drivers and replaced them with their own older notwork drivers.

This took me ages to fix as I had to use another PC to search the internet!

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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor

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Re: Really?

Have you ever thought about thaving a hobby or two?

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Windows Phone is like religion – it gets people when they are down

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Blackberry & Apple

With custard!

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So what are you doing about your legacy MS 16-bit applications?

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Re: Stopping old software.

Dot Net

Open source though means it should have support elsewhere.

But killing off WIN32, hmm a very dangerous idea, MS need to realise Windows is used because it runs all these things.

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Re: Start asking the developers pointed questions

Clipper, used it a lot, still very usefull for some tasks, some utilities cross compiled into XBase++ (win32 console mode) but I did move to Visual Objects.

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Stopping old software.

I still use a few MSDOS tools, our own current stuff is WIN32. The escape route from them is dot net.

If MS abandon WIN32, will other OS providers support them instead?

I am fed up of OSes dropping support for software, Why do MS forget that small companies exist, that programmers die. Dead programmers code works as well as anyone elses.

Oh and for MSDOS, thanks for the suggestion, I will try DOSEMU on my dual boot XP Mint PC

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Post Office launches mobe service for aged greybeards

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Post office sales techniques

I was asked if I wanted Post Office broadband.

I answered along the lines of

"That is all OK I am already with you with BT Infinity." And walked off.

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Buy with your head, drive with your heart: Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

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Nice car

Looks lovely.

An Alfa I would like

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Microsoft finally finishes its PowerPC emulator

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I am surprised they managed this

The CPUs on the new consoles are not exactly powerful. (CPU side of CPGPU)

Now I THINK the X360 CPU was 3 core but 3.2GHz, the Cell was 7 or 8 core at 3.2GHz.

Now the X1 is slightly higher clocked than the PS4. But still a lot slower than PPC

Anyway well done on achieving it.

The ONLY way Sony have any hope of doing the same is to emulate SPU on the GPU.

In fact it is possible still that Cell is the most powerfull CPU (not including GPU) ever in a console, someone who knows please let me know.

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Cinnamon 2.6 – a Linux desktop for Windows XP refugees

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Re: As a long term SP user

I meant XP but I hit the wrong letter

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As a long term SP user

I find Mint Cinnamom more usable than Windows with tiles

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Vauxhall VXR8: You know when you've been tangoed

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Re: First rule of owning a VXR8...

>>>>>...never let it near a Vauxhall dealership.

That won't happen, I went there about 18 months ago to see if any decent used cars on Notwork Q, basically anything with diff at the back. Either Austrailian or Russelheim.

They tried the hard sell with finance and the lot for some shitty piece of plastic crap, I sat in this car, plastic everywhere, too many pedals, they could tell I did not like it but kept on. Some sort of small people carrier, no idea what it was.

Carried on searching, Tried all the local dealers, crap cars everywhere, disinterested salesmen everywhere, ended up buying a Land Rover because it was the only car I could afford I found interesting.

I hate buying cars.

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Re: Aussie cars FTW!

Still a sad day though, the death of European GM cars worth buying

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Re: I love my Aussie muscle car

Merc

But I am too young for a Merc, I am only in my 50s

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Renault Kadjar: La Regie's new full-sized, inexplicably named SUV

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Re: Needs a more appropriate name

It is just a mid sized car with small engines.

No different to many other school run cars

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Based on a Nissan

At least not the Puke.

But some fool took legal action against Top Gear for calling the source car a Kumquat.

The the Kadjar is a French Kumquat

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