* Posts by MJI

3658 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Crack open more champagne, Satya, XP's snowballing to HELL

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My XP

Thinks it is XP POS version support for a few more years.

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It was SPACECRAFT vs BOAT at ORION LAUNCH. The boat won

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Re: Space 1999

Yes and you can have a trip on it

http://www.scifiairshow.com/ships-eagle4.html

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Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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Re: Russell Brand

He knows lots of words but not how to use them.

I also notice I am from from being his only hater, he is so annoying that sometimes I could smack him!

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Sony Pictures struggles as staff details, salaries and films leaked

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Re: Is this Sony ``rootkit'' Corporation?

No that is the music division.

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Re: Doesn't bode well...

They may as well be different companies

SCE is basically proper Sony, the hardware company a lot of people still like.

SP is basically a US film producer they bought (Columbia?).

As to PS4 vs XB1 the winners are the gamers. The manufacturers actually LIKE each other.

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One year on, Windows 8.1 hits milestone, nudges past XP

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Re: Your lack of choice is not limited to Operating Systems.

Built some Win 7 PCs this year no issue with drivers

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Don't worry too much.

Which idiots do we choose?

None of the party leaders fill me with confidence, and choosing a PM is a least worse process, not best.

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Re: Double standard?

Yes but which one?

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Re: What???No reference to midget porn???

And you know what I would not be surprised if it featured a rather over exposed but very likeable British short person (and his wife).

Ha ha ha I now have you try to not imagine it.

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Gangnam Style BREAKS YouTube

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I will have to tell some one at work

Their son broke youtube!

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Apple denied 'App Store' trademark by Australian court

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prats!

App Store?

If they want to trade mark a name add the le on to App

Stupid Apple prats.

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Hominid ancestors beat humans to the drinks cabinet, say boffins

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So that is why!

Clyde could enjoy a beer!

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Sony Pictures hires Mandiant, asks FBI for help after MASSIVE cyber attack

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Everyone is now a target.

Especially if you rip the piss out of baby ronery.

Want to upset him - make a sex film with baby ronery and that Yank basketball player.

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Fiat 500X: A fun-loving Goldilocks who'll get down and dirty

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Well

I like the 500.

I do not like this, not an issue with the car at all but it is not a 500. A 500 is a small car, this is not.

Now the BMW Mini.

Some of them are huge, and one I saw this weekend had a huge tacky looking Mini badge on the boot. Really big like a couple of foot wide.

Small cars should be small and not rivalling large cars, they look ridiculous.

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Sony employees face 'weeks of pen and paper' after crippling network hack

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Re: Not even close

For me it was Trinitron - the best CRT TVs ever,

Then their VCRs so good at what they did, a friend had a C9, but I out did him with a 950

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Oh BOY! The MICKEY MOUSE Apple Watch is no heart-throb

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Re: Still not convinced by the crown

Boxster - they are OK, but after driving one I did not feel bothered by getting into what was then (RIP) a 10 year old Vauxhall.

GT40 nice, 911 over the Mustang I think and Cayenne well I don't like them, I prefer 4x4 from Solihul.

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Re: What if you're mad like me

Or like me.

"Oh that clock is wrong." And corrected the time.

Then the person who used it was late as they were used to it having the wrong time

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BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network

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Has anyone actually said.

Did BT pinch their code or use it without permission, or did they independantly develop it?

Perhaps BT should patent the electronic computer!

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Is this why my internet

connection keeps dropping out?

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Who developed the BT boxes?

Were they independantly developed?

BT USED to be pretty good technology wise, in fact in some things world leading if you include GPO.

Are they still good?

Finally is this why I have had drop outs in my broadband in the last week?

(On BT Infinity)

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Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

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Re: "Never noticed the problem"

I don't like 3:2 pulldown.

24 frames/second Film on 60Hz my last 4x3 TV could take 60Hz RGB, but not NTSC. Never tested the WS CRT with NTSC, just went RGB.

Prefer the BluRay way of letting an HDTV handle 24FPS

As to not noticing, may be on computer monitors they are happy.

But 50Hz uploaded to Youtube gets converted quite dodgily to 60Hz.

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Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

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Re: 1350bhp? try 2150bhp

But yours is 3 years after mine, 1961 2 x 1350 in a Western.

But very heavy for the power since the UK had 3300bhp within 100 tons

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Re: Excellent article

You would have difficulty getting hold of them, the boat engines are being bought by the railway preservationists.

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Excellent article

I reall enjoyed reading it.

Now for my thoughts.

For that sort of power and torque I think you are much better off with a torque converter, they seem to cope with high power a lot better than a clutch. As an example the old Diesel Hydraulic locomotives would put 1350bhp through a torque converter.

This would provide a lot better operating environment for the transmission.

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Reverse diffs

My cars front diff runs backwards, as they use same diffs both end

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Suffering satellites! Goonhilly's ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE

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Re: half and an hour? And bring back the barbeques.

My father is from the Lizard!

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Re: Love porthemmet

Ant Cove?

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Re: Porthemmet

Very clever one that and you can tell two or three of the sources of it. Heavily based on Kynance.

There is one beach I know of, difficult to get to, but it is on a flooded valley and seems almost tropical.

One of my favourite parking places is at the cliff top car park between Poldhu and Gunwalloe, another is the car park at Pendennis Head.

That whole area is my favourite place.

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Re: half and an hour? And bring back the barbeques.

Actually last time I had Anne's pastys they were not that nice, but then I don't think she makes them anymore herself.

Rowes were nice, the St Kevern bakery ones were average. Ended up getting Rowes mainly as they are everywhere including the supermarkets.

And yes I did bring back a crate of Rattler.

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half and an hour? And bring back the barbeques.

Do you mean half an hour to Falmouth?

Also at Roskilly's demand they bring back the summer barbeques, much nicer than the stuff they serve now.

Thin pizzas or a nicely barbequed steak?

RNAS Culdrose cafe isn't bad, a litttle shop there as well. A model aircraft factory nearby.

Some great pubs with local drinks.

There is a good hot drink place at Mullion Meadows, also a chocolate factory.

Not giving away any more places, don't want them all overrun!

But I can think of some excellent beaches near by! At least 5.

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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

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Re: Selfishness

Haven't got one any more so I think I will drive instead.

No idea how fast it will go but I reckon about 100, brick aerodynamics do not help. But not as fast as that on the rough!

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Re: Selfishness

Horses scare me, horse at gallop 100x more scarey than 150 on a bike.

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Re: Political Bias? - "rich and porky Tory MPs"

Yes but put together they are still smaller than Cyril Smith.

In fact Cyril Smith looked like he had eaten Eric Pickles whole.

Like my fat list

Those ill thin ones, Stick insect, Thin, Normal, Overweight, Fat, Obese, Darts Player, Darts Player eater.

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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One car has to be removed from the last.

The Range Rover is still a very competent off roader, as I found out last year dviving around Eastnor Castle.

Also drove a D4 and a Defender. BTW was not keen on the new Defender engine, I prefer the pre 2008 lump.

X series - bland, ML no thanks, Q no.

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Re: Agree about BMW drivers.

Sounds odd.

Subaru drivers here are more likely to be wearing blue anoraks and humming the theme to the BBC Rally programme.

They also will be fans of both the late Richard Burns and the late Colin Mcrea

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Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK

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So boring

I could not think of a single reason I would want that

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Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

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Mr Bean

Yes I did see that.

I can imagine it now.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

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I would kill the VAX first time I used it

With water

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Ofcom snatches 700MHz off digital telly, hands it to mobile data providers

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Re: and 99.9% of Sky channels could be done away with.1

No they would do the sensible thing.

Freesat HD

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Re: Sodding Pace - now permanent shitlist members

Perhaps Humax are best of a bad bunch then?

Pace though - they have burnt me too many times

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Sodding Pace - now permanent shitlist members

I had it out with them. I had a Pace Twin PVR, worked fine until DSO, hardware is 8k compliant but the software isn't. (I could watch but not record).

I phoned them up. Managed to get through to an engineer.

He basically admitted that they could fix it but did not want to spend the time nor money fixing it.

Good news for Humax I feel, as they are the only PVR manufacturer I have used who have NOT let me down. I had a nice chat about their models recently and will be getting a HD Freeview PVR from them soon.

So if anyone from Pace is reading, due to having to bin £450 of your crap, OK a DTVA and a Twin you are on my shitlist and I will NEVER buy anything of yours again.

Humax are always helpfull, I had an early Sony IDTV and they were helpfull, 3 visits to get everything working perfectly including OnDigital. So please note now have Sony LCD panel and my Humax collection will get bigger.

Anyway a 20GB USB dive is usefull and the 100GB I replaced it with is now in a home PC.

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Those transmitters

Put out some serious power. I was having a look to see if Sutton would be affected.

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Nokia's N1 fondleslab's HIDDEN BRILLIANCE: The 'Z Launcher'

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Well I thought

Zed launcher and it will stay that way.

As to US spelling, quite often the wrong spelling means that you cannot pronounce them properly.

Think how we say colour, that u is essential for the way you say it.

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Sony SPILLS GUTS on OTT service, so far for PlayStations only

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Re: Sony

I already have my suggestions for the media bosses and they would not like it.

seppuku

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We have 6 Sony games devices connected to the internet, I don't think it will reach a PSP, nor all the Vitas*. But the 2 consoles will be.

* Teenage boys 2, me 1

** Hmm some mobile telephone game (then on a N8), or Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway, easy choice.

And PS4 BBC Iplayer is horrid!

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Lots of people own consoles

Quick poll here

6 households.

1 has a Roku

3 have a PS3 (one of those a PS4 as well)

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Far Cry 4 REVIEW: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3

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I liked 2 a lot.

I was not a fan of Jason Brody. At least in 2 you could choose a character.

But out of the lot Blood Dragon is simply fun.

I will get FC4 when it dips below £40

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Want to STUFF Facebook with blatant ADVERTISING? Fine! But you must PAY

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My wife set up an account for me for faceache game reasons

And I never use it, I just connected up my PSN account so everyone who follows me or whatever the **** it is called knows when I get a trophy.

Oh and that share feature is so usefull for filling faceache up. I use it on Destiny while waiting for public events. So you get a nice view of the Mothyards.

I checked it recently some unread messages from last Christmas!!!!!!

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Microsoft exams? Tough, you say? Pffft. 5-YEAR-OLD KID passes MCP test

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The qualification name

Makes me think of Male Chauvinist Pig

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BOFH: An UNHOLY MATCH forged amid the sweet smell of bullsh*t

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Can we have it on Fridays?

I keep missing them on Monday

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