* Posts by MJI

4364 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Mitsubishi 'fesses up: We lied in fuel tests to make our cars look great

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Re: "It was Nissan that blew the whistle on the scam"

Buyers failing the rule of Nissan.

Does it have a Z in the name? : Buy it

Does it have GT-R in the name? : Buy it

Otherwise : Don't

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SAP's results are a right Waldorf salad: Core sales dip, yet support biz is stable

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They are painfull

I hate dealing with them.

Some of the same people but the SAP ownership is horrible.

Sybase were so much better.

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Sneaky Google KOs 'right to be forgotten' from search results

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Re: Syntax

I _HATE_ the quote ignoring.

I am looking for exact text and cannot find it due to search engine ineptitude.

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Censorship FTW! China bans Paris Hilton, minor Kardashians et al

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Cult of celebrity

Well I saw a link listing who was wanted for a series of celebrity big brother and the link mentioned the Egypt hijacking.

So curosity lead me to look and what was worrying was that the most famous ones were the hijack selfie chap and the roadraging Ronnie.

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Re: Who are all these people?

Ozzy was good then

Got a few CDs and LPs of that era

I just assumed he was permanently drunk

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Re: "minor Kardashians"?

All of these

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Cardassians

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Re: Resistance is futile

That is not the Cardassians

That is the Borg

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Re: Censorship bad, m'kay?

Does anyone know what a Kanye West is?

I don't

I just see the term and wonder what it is.

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Who are all these people?

Osbornes

That is easy Ozzy and his manager, seen his band live in the 80s.

Cardassians

Antagonists in ST DSN, commonly called Spoon Heads, I think one of Spandau Ballet may have been one, well they did look like Dukat.

AFAIK Hilton is a porn actress, apart from that no idea.

So out of all of these I would recognise the ex Black Sabbath singer and the aliens.

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Re: yah know...

Ah Elim Garak

All coming back to me now.

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Re: yah know...

I know about the Cardassians

Most well known is Gul Dukat

Spooinheads!

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail Group buying Yahoo?

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Re: British newspapers

Well they should not

And if the Express bought them it would be Diana season again

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British newspapers

Funny really, I just have a look to see what is happening.

Mail is not that bad really, you can access it unlike some of News International sites.

I ignore the gutter press (eg Sun).

Mail and Express are pretty similar and to be honest a bit funny, you cannot take them serilously.

Independant is turning into Metro, which is not as good as it was for one section Games Central.

Guardian is a bit up its own bum but OK. Telegraph is OK.

However BBC is one of the better UK news outlets.

But all news outlets do seem to be getting worse than they were.

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Snafu! BT funnels all customers' sent email into one poor sod's inbox

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Re: Keep your e-mail seperate

I know, I know

aghhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Google found 760,935 compromised web sites in a year

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Re: My site was hacked once

Pure HTML

Password was what was given to me

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Re: My site was hacked once

Pretty sure it was not leaked at my end

Howerver the number 123 is in the companies name

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My site was hacked once

The index.htm was modified.

The hosts blamed me, I blamed them.

It was password protected, so how else could they change it?

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Killer Japan quake jolts Sony factories to a halt

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Not again

Image Sensor & stuff <> Music publishers.

A few crooked Yanks screwed it up for the Japanese parent.

Let it rest.

And if you want to blame anyone, blame the people who bought the inferior video cassette format.

Yes that is why Sony bought into media, to make sure they could sell their hardware.

This is ONE reason why Blu Ray beat HD-DVD, Sony did not want a repeat of the sales failure of Betamax. It was a better format than Vhs, a LOT better.

(Owner of a few Beta decks, including an indestructable Sanyo HiFi one)

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

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Re: "...bathrooms across North Carolina were 'safe' again."

Yes but it needs a bath to be a bathroom!

Or are you bathing in a urinal trench?

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Re: "...bathrooms across North Carolina were 'safe' again."

But calling toilets a bathroom is wrong.

I have a bathroom in my house, there is a bath

I also have a downstairs toilet.

They are public toilets, just call them that, you go in there to go to toilet, not take a bath, nor have a rest.

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Toilets

I still remember at primary school, the boys was closed, so I used the girls, and got told off.

I needed a pee.

So I used a toilet.

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Re: "...bathrooms across North Carolina were 'safe' again."

I do not want a bath in public.

THEY ARE PUBLIC TOILETS

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Re: "male perverts"

Regarding gay people

I have seen the programme, and.

There area lots of reasons.

Often hormone in womb caused

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cr1ht

This was a very good programme and provided John with his answer.

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Neighbour sick of you parking in his driveway? You'd better hack-proof your car

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Re: how long before the car makers ...

Hmm does make staying at a 2003 model more sensible than ever.

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

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Re: Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

Windscale Flakes

Central Heating for kids

I remember the advert

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Inside Nvidia's Pascal-powered Tesla P100: What's the big deal?

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Electric cars and small fastish motorcycles

All this talk of Tesla and GP100 made me think of these.

Elon Musks cars, and a small Suzuki which was the fastest of its capacity. 80mph from 100cc was not bad in the late 70s

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

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Re: It's further north than you think

Some driving there!

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Read more

She was caught out by lack of experience.

Nice people helped her. She was gratefull and learnt from it.

The media have really distorted the reality

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Re: Can I drive my car up there ?

Mine is quite a but heavier but it does have permanent 4WD.

And I better use low ratio and diff lock.

Don't need a helicopter.

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Re: Meh... It's not that much of an issue

Could I get my car up there?

Sound cold and it has a good heater.

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Full Linux-on-PS4 hits Github

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Escort and Mini

Well I suppose a BDA is better than a A series, well even a XFlow will produce more power

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Re: Puzzled

I 'd rather have the ability to play games.

Cheap PC and Linux on it would be better for normal tasks.

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FreeBSD 10.3 lands

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That sounds like

Some of the PS4 changes being put back in

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Furious English villagers force council climbdown over Satan's stone booty

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There used to be a lamp post

That would have stopped people trying to dent the rock.

That would be safer and allow people to watch it at night having its roll around

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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

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Re: "One solution is to boot a Linux USB stick ..."

Loads of AAA games are written to run on proprietry versions of free operating systems

Search on Orbis OS, and Cell OS

Not windows, loads of games.

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Flying Scotsman attacked by drone

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Re: Pedant Alert

Why did they use the service name as a loco name?

The service was also ran by A4s like Mallard, and SNG, then Deltics named after race horses and regiments.

Then the HSTs SOME named, then the 91s. In between the hybrid sets with too much power.

Soon to be those new Hitachis things which seem like they may be a bit of a downgrade.

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Re: As a former train driver.... EE lumps

New locos. Yes they are North American and are nicknamed sheds.

I am a big fan of the 50s, had a few great runs behind them, those V16s sounded lovely.

The old EE 10" bore 12" stroke lump has to be one of the best prime movers in railway history.

For information, fitted to in versions ranging from 250bhp to 3300bhp

Most larger shunters, the LMS and SR prototypes, all EE locos except ones with Deltics.(20, 37, 40, 50, DP2), 31s, 56s, 58s, 73s

2 valve no turbo, 2 valve turbo, then 4 valve, then intercooling, then better materials.

So the engine in those 1930s shunters at 250bhp was developed into the standard shunter engine of 400bhp.

The LMS twins of 1600bhp (2 valve), 40s at 2000 (4 valve), 50s at 2700 (intercooled), then 56s at 3250 (better materials so rev higher), all same basic V16 engine.

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Re: As a former train driver....

It takes a tractor to break a loco.

Seen the results on a 47 at Horton Road after hitting a tractor.

Needed a cab

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Re: "What if it had gone through the window?"

All rectangle with rounded corners.

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Plenty of good drone pictures and footage.

Someone got too close!

I bet he had the piss ripped out of him.

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Re: Police have a good description…

I have only met one person who would match that description and......

1) Had social integration issues.

2) Not very bright, actually thick.

3) The rest of the spotters avoided him.

Most spotters were ordinary people who prefered machines to sportsmen.

I prefered jeans, heavy metal band T shirt, biking gear, and decent metal framed glasses.

If you were friendly and chatty you got to have footplate rides and learn about the railway.

Many happy hours spent watching trains and taking the piss out of passing mods on their scooters.

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Re: As a former train driver....

Nice to see the explanantion from a former driver.

Brake blocks did seem to be self cleaning.

And I will admit to liking 37s

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Off to Mars this summer? Don't forget your map

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Re: Old OS maps online.

Just found where I grew up was a few orchards in 1961

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Re: Quorn?

There is a real place, a station on a preserved railway

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Chinese boffins grow new eye lenses using stem cells

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Re: So they've "solvedcd" a problem that does not really exist?

DougS

I am up for that!

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Google-backed British startup ‘stole our code’, says US marketing firm

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All the type of rubbish

We do not want on websites, both can go away AFAIC

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Microsoft wants to lock everyone into its store via universal Windows apps, says game kingpin

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No WIN32 no Windows

If MS do depreciate WIN32 and X64, there will be no reason to use Windows over any other OS.

This would be THE nightmare scenario for many smaller software houses.

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Re: Not iPlayer but apiPlayer

>> Yet works terribly on my Macbook Pro and Wii U.

Well ancient XP PC - works fine

PS3 works fine

PS4 works fine

Win7 works fine

Sounds odd to me, perhaps it is your connection.

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Re: Then start showing ads

The worry with multiple appliances is validation. If you have 5 or 6 Iplayers on one licence, they are going to get suspicious, are you giving them to non payers. has it been hacked, has anyone considered this. They may restrict to ONE login.

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RE: NOTHING there for me.

Some people like Eastenders

Some watch MOTD

One person watches the Voice (shite)

Strictly gets huge viewing figures and is made in a way only the BBC could do. (See XCraptor for why ITV would fail)

I just wish they would keep on with series rather than pull them when they get good.

Black marks for Atlantis (pretty good) and Outcasts (not very but I wanted to know what happened)

But they peaked with Life on Mars/Ashes to ashes

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