* Posts by MJI

4206 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

VW floats catalytic converter as fix for fibbing diesels

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Re: why did I buy a diesel?

Because 95% of the car I was after (in the UK) have them fitted.

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Re: There was a fascinating talk about dieselgate

It is NOT a device it is an alternate operating mode.

This urea injection rules though have the potential to cause massive harm by immobilising cars when they may be needed.

I would not buy one without getting the firmware modified to allow operation if it ran out of urea, what happens if you ran out miles from anywhere say touring the world and non was available, or the sensor malfunctioned?

Looks like I will be staying with my 2003 4x4 for many years as even that companies cars are not trustable on expeditions now.

To be honest now driving is no longer a pleasure in the modern world

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Plain cruelty: Boffins flay Linux ransomware for the third time

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They need to try better encryption

Try ROT13 and for extra security do it twice

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Microsoft's 200 million 'Windows 10' 'devices' include Lumias, Xboxes

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Re: But Xboxes are selling very well

Well we have 4 consoles under the TV, one I never use myself except to weigh myself, and one not used in about a year.

The not used is the best selling of all time, but it is old.

The rarely was the best selling last generation.

The two used are the replacement models for the first

None are MS, and I am not a fan of Nintendo games (prefered the contemparies from Sega)

So I am part of the PS4 success

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Re: But Xboxes are selling very well

XB1s are doing fine, in fact pretty well, but PS4s are doing EXTREMELY WELL

I know of 2 XB1s and a hell of a lot of PS4s, 1 of the XB1s belongs to a PS4 owner on my friends list.

The figures for XB1 will be a pretty large percentage of the W10 installs

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Did North Korea really just detonate a hydrogen bomb? Probably not

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Picture

Little boy sitting on his granddads knee

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ISPs: UK.gov should pay full costs of Snooper's Charter hardware

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At least this has proved

That TM is no way suitable to replace David Cameron when he steps down.

She is an overcontrollling harridan.

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Here's your Linux-booting PS4, says fail0verflow

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Re: Great News (xyzw)

Thanks for the clarification, I was not sure how to explain as I am not a systems architect. but I did notice the CELL RSX connection was a higher speed bus than normal.

Then you read about NDi and GG optimisation which makes their games look so good, then Ubisoft engineers playing with cloth simulators *

* http://gdcvault.com/play/1020939/Efficient-Usage-of-Compute-Shaders

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Achievement??

Go away it is TROPHY not achievement

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Re: Great News

SImply not possible without rewriting the game.

PS4 CPU side of the CPGPU is not powerful enough to emulate a Cell. The Cell is more powerful than the CPU side of the PS4 chip, in fact the Cell used to be used by the GPU for some calculations.

Just buy TLoU and Uncharted collection

BTW I suspect MS are rewriting game engines for their back compatability.

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Feeling abandoned by Adobe? Check out the video editing suites for penguins

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Very interesting, advice please

My XP PC has a Linux boot drive as well and I do not like anything post Win 7 (and prefer XP to that) so of course I am looking at moving fully to Linux.

I have a lot of material in DV AVI format, and a growing amount of material in HDV.

I need to capture both formats.

I also burn to DVD and BluRay

Currently got Corel/Ulead Video Studio X3 and for DVD I also used TMPGENXP.

So what should I look at trying out then please?

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Lower video resolution can deliver better quality, says Netflix

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Re: Broadcast TV seems fine to me.

But I get a HD anamorphic picture with no ghosting

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Broadcast TV seems fine to me.

And that is now digital, but no buffering required (not counting key frames)

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'Phantom' menace threatens to down Xbox Live, PSN at Xmas

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Re: PSN falls over every xmas anyway

Nope spent 2013 and 2012 Xmas online playing Killzone 3 multiplayer

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At least 10 major loyalty card schemes compromised in industry-wide scam

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Subway

Hand you a card, use it once OK, go back later, card not valid, get new card, rinse and repeat.

They mentioned using something on a mobile telephone, no thanks.

Got a good supply of ice scrapers/door openers ect

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Enraged Brits demand Donald Trump UK ban

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Re: Basically

Erm some of us managed to get married and have kids. My wife has to put up with a pile of Airfix air con and Lima Mark2 body shells being detailed.

Etched window frames removes any hint of toyness to the Limas

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Re: Basically

Sorry not on, as a member of the Blue Diesel sect I want 37s 50s Deltic and 47s everywhere.

And HSTs should be in their original colours and have Valentas.

Death to the Sheds.

Centres of worship at Falcon works and Vulcan Foundry

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Still running IE10? Not for long, says Microsoft

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I have no idea what IE I have

When my work PC was first set up Firefox was installed.

Still running it as best of a bad baunch of web browsers with a back up of Pale Moon

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Is ATM security threatened by Windows XP support cutoff? Well, yes, but …

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Re: Could they just do?

Why?

Just because the OS I put on the PC when built (just before 7 release) still works and does what I need it to with no whinging about 16 bit programs, or that Alt-Enter gives me a full size CMD prompt.

Can't see why I should pay more for another OS when the one on it works.

And I do have an escape route a 500GB drive with Linux Mint Cinnamon on it and WINE, it can access C and D as well which are the two NTFS drives.

Not all games though work in Linux

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Re: Could they just do?

Seems fine on a PC at home

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Could they just do?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]

"Installed"=dword:00000001

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

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Re: And yet he succeeds...

He managed to turn a huge inheritance to a smaller fortune

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Re: Arnold for President!

Yes, this would be great!

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Re: "people that really understand what's happening."

No he needs to start with Janet and John

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The candidates scare me

An animated wig called fart

A creationist

Someone to the left of Corbyn

Any a lot of US people think I am insane for suggesting their current best candidates are the brother of a previous president and the wife of the one before.

They actually like the fart, or they are so thick they believe in creationism (my thoughts are, if you believe in it you are a moron), and I use the Pope as an example of a religious person who knows it is bollocks.

Donald Fart is a cut price, low intelligence version of Nigel Farage, but with a big dollop of Nick Griffin.

At least our mad haired politician is actually quite clever.

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'Paedo hunter' who made £40,000 from blackmail jailed for 9 years

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Re: At first it seems 'well, they were asking for it', but...

Same here, then realise he was pretty bad as well.

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BOFH: Taking a spin in a decommissioned racer? On your own grill cam be it

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Re: Ferris Bueller!

At last!

Someone else has spotted the red car icon!

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Mozilla: Five... Four... Three... Two... One... Thunderbirds are – gone

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Hmmmm

Well I don't like webmail. Always used a client

Use Outlook Express and Thunderbird at home.

At work for newsgroup access I had to use TB because the Windows 7 supplied email client was poo.

There is always a need for a decent email client.

TB is good because I was able to set up a PC to use the same email settings and storage for a dual boot PC for both OSes

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

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Re: Moffat

That is because they were not written by Moffat

Since when were RTD, Gattiss, and the other two called Steven Moffat?

FInd the duff episode out of

The Empty Child

The Doctor Dances

The Girl in the Fireplace

Blink

Silence in the Library and the other episode it was paired with.

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Re: Mmm, I just don't get it

Well it is a long running Sci Fi series with the same character. The best of Doctor Who is among the best TV there is, the worst is just above soap level.

You can change actor, director, show runner, writer, and it is still Doctor Who.

You can see that the current crew are fans due to the way they remember he is around 2000 years old and had many incarnations.

The Doctor treats the human race as his pets, like very clever dogs.

Anyway what is there to not like about a character who can travel anywhere in time and space.

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Re: Sublime

At his best Moffat is one of the best writers to write scripts for Doctor Who, definately top 3, to some top 1.

At his worst they are average. But an average Moffat is poor compared to Blink, or this most recent episode.

Capaldi as well was excellent.

I would put this episode just below Blink.

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Re: Moffat

Until he became showrunner we only ever saw the exceptional

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Re: @d3vy

From some shots Capaldi looks just like Pertwee

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Sued for using HTTPS: Big brands told to cough up in crypto patent fight

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It may be a lot cheaper to .......

Employ a hitman and remove the company.

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Amazon's new drones powered by Jeremy Clarkson's sarcasm

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Re: Clarkson

As someone who does not like the ginger creep I want to know if I can deduct the cost of Amazon Prime from my TV licence.

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Video malvertising campaign lasted 12 hours? Try two months

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Re: Greed and Hubris

I use a site for hobby X and the adverts are for a supplier to hobby X and it is some new exciting thing of course I am going to look.

These suppliers are paying for the site and their adverts are interesting to most users of the site.

They are banners, and not popups pushing some strange crap no one wants.

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Re: Greed and Hubris

No they don't, we block intrusive ads but then on forums we use with banner ads which pay for the particular site we look at them, and occasionally buy from.

However get intrusive and adblock is enabled.

BTW most main ad sites live in my hosts file

Popups caused me to install ad blocking software.

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Mozilla annual report shows risky Google dependency now risky Yahoo! dependency

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Re: How can they possibly spend a quarter billion a year?

There are still a LOT of XP machines out there wanting internet access, all round the world.

So there is still a market for it XP browsers.

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Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 years (and you're officially old)

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I founda Windows once

on a new work PC, going back around 25 years, 286 or 386, not sure which.

Ran it - useless, so deleted it for for disc space.

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DS5: Vive la différence ... oh, and throw away the Citroën badge

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Re: DS? No not a DS

Never a fan of the 2CV but the large cars, DS, SM & CX were always very interesting.

And for the small ones the GS is pretty clever.

To be honest not my type of car but a car I can really appreciate. But I would definatly would have go in a real DS.

I also like their old corrugated vans.

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DS? No not a DS

A DS is futuristic, unique to look at, a car for someone who appreciates engineering.

This is a poshish hatch.

Where is the with hydro-pneumatic suspension?

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Car radars gain sharper vision after ITU assigns special spectrum slice

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Resolution

Going from 12.5mm to 3.7mm wavelength

Just over 3 times resolution

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Brit cops accused of abusing anti-terror laws to hunt colleague

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Remember the 42 days law which was shot down.

Anyone of us could have been arrested wihout charge for 42 days, you me, anyone.

A good way to get a love rival out of the way, or a person who really knows what is legal and illegal regarding speed cameras, just get them out of the way for 7 weeks.

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Re: "Give us more powers" they say. "Are you for or against terrorism?" they say.

But you may disagree with Theresa May, but agree with David Davies and they are of the same party.

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Hold on, France and Russia. Anonymous is here to kick ISIS butt

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Actually

They will be the other Daesh casulties.

"Right got another 73, tell them they have their 72 virgins."

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Doctor Who: Nigel Farage-alike bogey beast terrorises in darkly comic Sleep No More

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Re: Not a great episode

Or the book Encounter with Tiber which had an alien space ship hovering over the Earth on its main drive rather than orbiting some sort of zero point drive I think they called it.

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Not a great episode

Jarringly bad science.

Either it is in orbit OR being kept up with anti gravity NOT both

I got the GLADOS one very quickly, could have kept that running.

I think this series is much better than the last, the last one was a bit poor. This series PC has found his Doctor.

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Ouch! Subaru telescope catches astroid prang

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So that is what they are doing

Since they stopped doing the WRC

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So. Farewell then Betamax. We always liked you better than VHS anyway

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Re: Can we finally settle this?

Nope, I have a late Beta, and it was still better than VHS until I fried a control board when I had a trapped loom rip and my soldering iron had a voltage leak.

Still have two working and they are better than the Vhs deck I was gifted, the oldest Beta deck 10 years older at least (1982) but still excellent working order.

As mentioned elsewhere I head to headed my 950 against a S-VHS deck and the 950 won.

BTW does anyone have a broken 950 for spares, I need one of the control boards.

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Re: Digital audio Betamax

It was at CD resolution

http://www.thevintageknob.org/sony-PCM-F1.html

http://audiophilereview.com/cd-dac-digital/in-praise-of-the-sony-pcm-f1.html

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