Re: Another money earning scam
3432 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Not to add HDMI switching, That is what I really need!
I have been inside some of these things and there are no lead weights, aluminium chassis, heavy power supplies, decent heat sinks, all weigh.
I know exactly what you mean.
I buy by quality & price.
I use my DVD player as a music source as it is the best I have. It plays CD, SACD, and DVD-A, so I am sorted. Pioneer as well!
I have an old 5.1 Sony receiver, is very good but getting input issues (not enough), finding something similar but newer is no picnic.
I have a little 4 port ethernet hub under the TV and all ports are now full, I think a 6 port next.
I need HDMI switching, hence my looking at new receivers.
Got 4 already and liable to go to 5 quite soon.
Getting surround sound out to the receiver is currently a pain, using both optical and coax on DVD input, TV input goes through a horrible looking optical switch.
Brands would be interesting Bose as an example, most people would rate as shite, some as wonderful. I am of the opinion of marketing over technology.
As to weight, I need to replace my receiver some time, saw one in a Sony centre - first test, lift it up was it heavy. (it was)
Only other AV stuff locally shops have gone bump, or stuff is cheap shit, or there was a Bose in above Sony centre.
Can't find any other branded AV kit locally any more, No Pioneer nor Denon.
Well, let's think
Naked woman, no problem, can be a nice sight depending on who.
Naked man - yuk
Other mens todgers, no thanks.
Since porn seem to involve todgers I am not a fan of it, doesn't mean I hate sex. Erotica can be pretty good, watching other people bonking is well off putting and boring. I can think of much better things to see, like for example my wife.
Basically porn is a spectator thing, I prefer participation.
Not for prudishness ect, I like pictures of naked ladies but find porn off putting.
I do not want to see othermen's willies or naked men.
Still thinks T.W.I.N.E. is an aspiration.
I try to avoid NI stuff as much as possible, oh and that toilet paper a month or so ago is not very good.
There is something about nice quality aftermarket kit. I am building 2 PCs for my twins and using middle market stuff.
Using ASUS motherboards, they do feel like a nice component.
This has always made me wonder
I like him, always on our side for a change.
The man who bust the super injunctions
Power buttons are easy to find, they are on the front panel of the PC
PS3 games still look good*, I am playing games off both 3 and 4 at the moment, I do not feel short changed by the 3
* Well quite a few of them.
Bigger issue is lacklustre games. As an example the launch games one of them is in a series of 6 games, and the PS4 game is the second worse in playing enjoyment (only the PSP game was less fun). I even prefer the PS2 game when it comes to fun.
Tried multiplayer, prefered the multiplayer of the two PS3 games. Was more skill and map learning over reactions, and then they dropped Move support! And I am far from alone in this view.
Yes Sony since we have bought a PS4 I have played both Borderlands to death on the PS3, I played a LOT more online on a 2011 game than its so called 2013 sequel.
For new games coming out this year on PS4 only a PS4 remake of a game I have already played 3 times and a new RPG FPS are interesting me. I will get the new Borderlands game (on PS3).
2015 will be different as I will get Uncharted 4 and Order 1886.
Yes I have a device to do that.
You are welcome
And what would we ask John Major?
Did he ever consider taking a stake and hammer into Blairs office?
More than any I expect. Cannot see Call me Dave needing that many, nor even wrong Milliband if he got the job.
But I think that Blair needs them more than Major, or more than Cameron would ever need.
I do not feel the urge to smash in John Majors face. To be honest if I bumped into him I would probably chat.
Brown would get awkward question "Why did you sell the gold?"
Cameron "Hello Dave, can we have some nuclear power stations please?"
Clegg "Hello Nick, just remember being anti ID cards got you votes."
Milliband "Where's David?"
So we now know whose letter box to shit in
I am building some PCs for my sons, was a rush as we all wanted to avoid Win8
So two more WIn 7 licences .
Oh and they will be dual boot with Linux Mint Cinnamon 17
How about one of the following?
1) Fit a catapult and a navalised Typhoon.
2) Refurbish any small jet powered by a Pegasus and use those.
I checked BT web site, it was rubbish!
BBC worked well.
As everyone said very odd
Email worked, all the forums I use regularly worked, the load of crap my daughter looks at, didn't work.
So effing what if twatter is dead or something called tumbler was broken - who cares!
The friendface ripoff can't remember if that worked or not as I don't use it.
I could check my emails and read posts on fixing cars, what else do you need? (There must have been some porn available)
This needs to be more widely pulbicised. I would rather have my taxes paying for care of patients rather than paying off a bully of a company.
I work with some relatives of the head gardener
RIP, Never met him, but I know loads of people who knew him recently.
Last I heard he was working on creating more woodland.
When they get it right Sony get it really right, when they get it wrong well you all know what happens.
As someone whose entire tube TV purchasing history has been Trinitron based (remember those lovely FD Trinitrons from the 1990s) you do tend to watch what they are up to.
Back in the 80s and early 90s Sony kit had this aura of quality, which to be honest was earned, look at the home video market, was there ever a video recorder as well engineered as the SL-C9? Their last PAL deck was a rather good one, brilliant picture and sound but was not as well engineered as the C9.
They have managed to turn technical successes into commercial failures. They tried too hard for the cheap market where to be honest they are crap. I still cannot work out how they managed to screw Minidisc.
The TV division may make losses but their TVs are still good, among the better ones, losing that would be rather sad. But people want cheap not quality, look what happened to Pioneer.
HiFi - best to completely give up the cheap crap and stick with upmarket portables, mid range Home Cinema, and esoteric HiFi.
Viao best gone, stylish but they are not a PC company.
Imaging, well this is a core market, they need to work on this.
Games, they need to deliver on these games they promised.
Phones, make proper use of their imaging and audio brands, and their styling and really go for it
It used to be that if you bought something from Sony, you knew it would be good, it would last, and it would look stylish, now it is buyer beware.
They have a long haul ahead of them, but I think they have the reserves to make it.
Not that would be fun.
2 infections at customers this last fortnight. Both cases idiots clicking on attachments, and lack of knowleage on these nasties.
Yesterdays was full restore from backup and wipe offending PC clean.
We tell them, they still do it.
I think the security services need to borrow some people from Hereford to sort it out at source.
As I do not own any mobile games, basically not bothered, but I do own my own handheld games console.
Now that has in game purchases as well. One game one of my sons has as well and he spent money on a DLC gun.
But them some of these games are £20 - £30 and are made by biggish teams on big budgets. And yes I have been at work during breaks playing a handheld FPS.
They pronouce differently, I still cannot see the issue, seems like lawyer crap.
As to Skydrive, isn't that a Murdoch thing?
Well not all Vax vacuums are properly Vaxes either since the founder died. Some of them cannot even suck up water!
Did DEC VAX suck? Well some Vax vacuums do!
And I cannot see how people can confuse them
Well that is what I thought of!
Kyrano's evil brother
My work phone is Android the old one was Symbian
The older phone had a much better satnav and maps
I thought that too,
Mind you I do not like the curved ones.
Because you can have too many TVs of a size due to features, seen one manufacturer have 5 at one screen size
And my PS3 and PS4, lots of games and lots of films.
Pity Destiny is not released sooner
If I get asked that I will give the a choice,
XP, Linux Mint, or some other victim.
And was considering the BT Humax offer.
Which is best for normal broadcast HD?
BT Humax Youview OR Humax Freeview HD?
I already have a Freesat PVR and an old Freeview PVR on its last legs
Why is everyone obsessed with them and not Klingons and Vulcans, or even Andorrans.
Another non believer.
Clipper was a fantastic tool, a geat way of making DOS database applications, which were fast to use, fast to write, reliable and flexible.
As to clone, no, just the natural progression of XBase.
Clipper (or CA-Clipper) was XBase, tons of tools, some excellent replacable database drivers, and still many programs in use.
All those great addons, Blinker, Funky (sp), Novlib, Advantage XBase Server, things like this made for some pretty powerful applications.
We were using serial comms libraries, Netware task libraries, client server libraries, lots of links to C as well, with our own C code.
Clipper was the pinnacle of Xbase not just a clone
Now that was good!
My daughter hates those sorts of films, she still likes animated though, and super hero films.
Teen angst gets her ratty.
MS have been feature removing from anything after XP.
A few older but used technologies have gone
My last 1999 Sony TV picked up Freeview fine, sold because I went HD 4 years ago.
Not my fault, but it was bloody scary and I now have anxiety attacks if a BMW drives too close. The front wheel on the BWM literally exploded, then there was the head on in front of me, then I was the sad owner of a slightly bananad Omega.