* Posts by MJI

3499 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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Re: "hard core of folks"

6. Some DOS apps

7. PC built just before Win 7 and fast enough to still use

8. Still need to fit another drive for a Linux boot

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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Fix the searches please

I type in a number and a piece of text and the search gives me everything for the text and ignores the number.

As I was looking for pictures of a unique railway carriage the running number is essential.

Yahoo is similarly broken as well.

Images - well one of them is a dress!

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GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

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Context is everything

Taking pictures of staff entering and leaving and putting it on website saying GCHQ staff is wrong

Taking pictures of your friends who happen to work there and putting them on an online album as pictures of your mates is perfectly normal.

As to secrecy - you can know quite a bit about the place without breaking secrecy laws.

As for the staff the lower ranking they are the more officious they are.

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Ninja Pirate Zombie Vampires versus Chuck Norris and the Space Marines

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Still need Arnie & Sigourny

Well he took out a Predator, and she took out Aliens

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Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies

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But they are wasting money so it doesn't matter

Australis for a start, why waste all that time for a UI Firefox users dislike?

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Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

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Re: Brian Blessed

He will deafen all the others

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Well we have to include, real, film, game ect

The SAS, the best special forces in the world except for maybe the SBS

The Doctor, the best of the Timelords

Arnie, see Predator and Terminator 2, also those cool helicopters when he was a clone

Bruce Willis, because well lots, and howe many times has he saved the world.

Nathan Drake, beats pirates AND zombies

Yoda, because he is, and most of the other Jedis in the prequels were knobs.

The FAA before they lost their FA2s, because they are good

Johnny Rico

More when I think of them

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Football legend Gary Lineker in TWITTER POO TROLL SCANDAL

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The statue picture

Now that is funny, but the first twat, that was not.

At least he tried to laugh it off at the start

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EE: STILL Blighty's best mobe network, says 'Frappucino' Moore

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Re: EE the best?

Actually the REAL EE was the best, argue against EE Lightning and EE Deltic!

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English Electric

EE will always be them to me!

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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This picture.

Did El Reg pay him for its use?

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

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Re: Steam on Mint

I see the MS shills are out in force,

So was I downvoted because someone did not want Windows 8 or because they dared to want dual boot?

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Re: It's unlikely to improve - AceRimmer

Well it is cheaper to add Linux to a Windows PC than Windows to a Linux PC.

What was interesting was that a P4 booted into XP struggled to run 1 game, rebooted into Mint 15 and it ran fine.

Linux is the ONE platform you can add for free!

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Re: It's unlikely to improve

Porting from the PS3 version of a game would be even worse than porting from the PC version.

I was not on about porting from PS3 (although that seemed to be quite common in the last few years) but about the fact if there is a PS version there is already non DX code there. So if you have code already written for other platforms adding yet another would not be a show stopper.

As I mentioned only 3 platforms currently supported use Direct X, Windows (XP to 8), And the two most recent DirectXBoxs 360 and 1. One of those platforms is HUGE, but it is only one platform.

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Re: It's unlikely to improve

I think otherwise.

People are starting to get pissed off with Windows, they want alternatves. As to coding, in the console world they are already handing different APIs and OSes.

How much work to move from a version on BSD (Most well known gaming versions being CellOS and Orbis OS, as well as Vita OS and Apples OS.) using an API influenced by OpenGL, to Linux with OpenGL?

So if there is a Playstation version as well as a Windows version, it will not be a huge job to go Linux.

The gaming engines are almost all multi platform (excluding the first party engines from the likes of Naughty Dog & co) So when the engine you use goes Linux most of the work is done.

To be honest Direct X and the Windows platform is a minority among the amount of platforms, just that a lot of people own one of the three.

DX Windows, X360, XB1

Open GL, Linux, Mac OS

Bespoke APIs Playstations - all 3 current

No idea - Nintendo

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Steam on Mint

Done it here and it was about 3/4s of the games.

UEFI worked fine.

Oh and of course the other boot was 7, the owners did not want 8 at any cost.

Games performance is fine on both OSes

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'Leccy racer whacks petrols in Oz race

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Re: Come back

They do in the Scaletrix version

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Re: That's nice.

I am trying to work out if this is sarcasm or not, I do hope so.

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

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I have filmed gigs previously, so understand her issues.

Many years ago.

A single tripod mounted decent video camera near the back can do a surprisingly good job.

Well over one hour single shot, some panning and zooming, but it is watchable, now the only material existing of that band. I shot over the top of the audience.

I am so glad there was no such thing as phone cameras then, that would have ruined the gig..

People who had portable video recorders generally knew how to use them.

Wobbles and stupid aspect ratios should not be tolerated.

As to watching, I would not remember it half as well as if I had not videoed it, even if most of the time I was watching directly and just glancing at the view finder.

Of all the concerts I remember well, they are the ones I videoed, the one I did the lighting, the one I photoed for them. Two bands both seen too many times.

Even the low fi linear mono sound track is liked, it was not THAT bad, but was useable.

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Re: Football is missing the point...

It has already happened with other sports.

Look at Cricket.

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Do not piss off fans

Or they will piss off leaving you with no money.

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'Aaaah FFS, 'amazeballs' has made it into the OXFORD DICTIONARY'

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Re: cray

I already know I do not need a dictionary.

We all know about the stylish supercomputers.

I will conduct an office poll later as to the meaning

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WTF is Amazebollocks?

Sounds very sarcastic to me and I have not heard a single person use it, but if I did I would punch them!

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Cray

Well that one is easy - the super computers from Seymour.

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What's in your toolbox? Why the browser wars are so last decade

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Re: Why is FF trying to become Chrome?

The UI is so ghastly I am investigating PaleMoon now.

There are many good reasons for rectangled tabs, there are many good reasons for title bars and fielk Edit menus.

I do want the internal fixes but I don't want a ghastly GUI.

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Why is FF trying to become Chrome?

Look Mozilla, if we wanted our browser to look like Chrome we would install it.

Currently on 28 at work as I got Australised at home and I cannot stand it. Even with the removal tool it still looks shoddy.

I need to find how to report the UI as a big.

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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Just built two W7 computers

And they are already on about EOL it.

How are you supposed to keep up?

Good job they are both dual boot.

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Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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NSFW warning required

We do not want to see that paper!

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WinPhone's Halo hottie Cortana to hit desktop in next Windows – report

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Am I the only one.....

Who keeps reading it as Cortina?

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Linux

I suppose Linux will get.......

Pingu!

Apple can have Paul MacCartny or Ringo Starr, but younger people would wonder why Thomas is on it.

If Sony added anything similar to their consoles it would be a little red demon.

I hope people get the last few links.

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Stalwart hatchback gets a plug-in: Volkswagen e-Golf

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Too many electric toys

Heated front window - ouch

Also the underbonnet view looks silly, what is wrong with an electric motor.

Regeneration breaking when coasting - not nice. Why not just slow down like ordinary cars?

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VW Golf Cart?

An electric vehicle used during Golf

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World's only flyable WWII Lancaster bombers meet in Lincs

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Re: Random factoid.

I wonder what he would have thought about a Buccaneer?

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US 911 service needs emergency upgrade and some basic security against scumbags

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Emergency number for Porsche owners

So what do the rest of people use over there?

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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I have my parachute ready

As soon as my old PC at home running XP has issues caused by EOL it gets Linuxed.

I would dual boot but need another drive.

What is weird is that I found it easy to install and use as a complete newbie, easier to use for a long term windows user than Win 8.

I use Firefox

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

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Sometimes we need to download to watch the film

Due to too many FACI warnings and other crap we cannot find the film.

I actually stopped buying one companies DVDs totally because when I bought the first thing I had to do was rip and reburn, easier to download.

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Re: Short term memory loss - Mandelson

You forgot his honourific of Sith!

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Re: Short term memory loss

He was as shifty bastard at the best of times. Spitting Image had him right as a snake.

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Re: Jolly good work. AC reasons

3. Format shifting

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Re: Jolly good work.

I used to download rips of HD-DVDs so I could watch the high definition version of a film. I copied it from the PC to the PS3 and watched it on there.

I wanted to watch the film in HD, I had an HD player but they did not make discs for it. So I worked around it.

Funny that my BluRay player could play rips of HD-DVDs so well.

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Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

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Re: Asta La Vista

I last rebuilt our home PC just as 7 was launching, so I reused its existing XP licence after finding Vista quite horid.

Still runs fine, and as I said before if XP gets screwed Mint goes on.

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Re: They weren't sent through the ringer for _including_ stuff

Oh and if the XP PC ever gets killed off Mint 17 will be going straight on, I would only miss the video editing software. As the source engine runs fine on Mint.

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Re: They weren't sent through the ringer for _including_ stuff

I chucked Firefox and Thunderbird on, set their profiles to use the FAT32 partition, got their accounts working.

Then booted into Linux, got the auto mount working for the FAT32 partition and pointed the new proifles at the same place.

They were impressed when they viewed their emails in Linux when just downloaded in Win 7.

The boys were not supposed to get PCs yet, but will built a few months early to be sure of getting a Win 7 disc as they hate 8 as well.

1 SSD, 1 HDD, 5 user partitions (SSD NTFS EXT4, HDD NTFS, FAT32, EXT4), I had to create the FAT32 partitions on our XP box.

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Re: @AC - Obvious answer to obvious stupidity is obvious UEFI

Well two dual boot PCs at hone, both have UEFI, both boot into Mint about 4 or 5 seconds after selecting the OS, Windows 7 takes more like 10 including the login.

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Just built 2 PCs

Dual boot, very powerful, emails accesable from both OSes. SSD boot.

Firstly I was nice and installed a Microsoft OS, top version of 7. Then I installed Mint 17 Cinnamon. Put STEAM on both boots.

Why were there more included tools on the free OS?

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Coming to a console near you: Destiny beta and The Last of Us Remastered

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Re: £45?

But TLOU is actually a good game!

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Re: PS3 - won't come away disappointed either.

Actually the good graphics even on the PS3 version really enabled you to zone in, the facial animations, the body language. The giraffes, the vegetation, it drew you in so much you almost felt you were there.

And as you said one of the best stories ever in a video game.

Now time to wait for Uncharted 4.

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Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

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Re: My god it's ugly - Steve Todd

The estate I live in is not gritted and if the snow falls nothing 2WD can get up one hill until it has been cleared.

Been dragged up in a previous car a couple of times.

I suppose I will be dragging next time.

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Re: My god it's ugly

When the weather is totally crap 4WD and fording ability are rather usefull

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I was going to be sarcy but

It is actually a good little car!

A bit small with 3 teenagers but as I read the more impressed I was.

My car would probably just about beat it off road (well mine has a green oval on the steering wheel, 5 cylinders and 2 live axles), but it seems to perform pretty well.

yes it is impressive.

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