* Posts by MJI

4759 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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Re: Because It's Not Google

No Hoover make toasters

And yes for ages I wondered why people put their carpets in toasters.

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Re: Because It's Not Google

Beinfg old enough to use internet pre Google, I search for stuff, using a search engine.

Which search engine depends on annoyingness or lack of

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Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view

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I am going to have to look at that one

I wonder if they want me to pull it away

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

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Re: Bill Gates....

Managing a server withiout a GUI was easy.

Start the database server was as simple as

LOAD ADS<enter>

Stopping it

UNLOAD ADS<enter>

it was so easy!

Just used RCONSOLE

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Re: A serious question. Normal I think vision

Except for my colour palette. May just be typical male.

I cannot tell the difference between pastel shades they all look the same to me, light blue, light green ect.

So when I see light grey and lighter grey I cannot actually see what it there (Google maps is a prime example).

So as far as I am concerned there are about 15 or so usable colours, and that a lot of the pastel shades would be the same.

But I have no problems with photos and the like.

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Re: Personally, Bad Handling, Ricochet

Didn't stop Ford with the Escort Abysmal*, loads of bad feedback, got slated for terrible handling.

* AFAIR Quentin Wilson

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Re: Personally (Car park)

I have a towing strop.

Tie strop around barrier, pull it off.

Saves farting about.

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Why is it that geeks' favourite enemies are... other geeks?

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Re: I have come across some

Hmm 3 downvotes looks like I upset Gates, Ballmer and Nadella!

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I have come across some

The heated discussions between FoxPro users and Clipper developers.

Later the open warfare between NT Server and Netware supporters*

* I actually relished telling customers their software is now slower because they downgraded their server operating system. MS never mentioned the half speed file access over Netware.

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Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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What a way to do it.

I liked the idea, the fun, the way of doing it.

Read most of his books, (75% to 80%), still need to read a few to complete the set, (missed a few in the middle).

But I did notice a style change on the last few though, Raising Steam felt like it was cowritten.

The Shepherds Crown was a great finish to his series, very poignant.

Not sure where I saw the film though, the one with David Jason, as I never had Sky. But he seemed too old to be RIncewind.

But better no more books than half written and badly finished books.

The only thing I would have wanted would be if the characters were ones we knew, would they have been OK.

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Re: At least we have been spared...

To be honest completely ruined by Britt Alcrofts terrible post Awdry scripts.

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Nasty firmware update butchers Samsung smart TVs so bad, they have to be repaired

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Re: How does this work on my CRT TV?

My last CRT TV had a couple of over the air updates, but the first few involved an engineer visiting and installing them. Then I received a car with it on, then they managed over the air.

Why?

Changes to specification of UK DVB-T broadcasts in early days

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Re: I'm an old fashioned guy

My TV is slightly thick, OK an early smart one with no applications.

Runs on Linux.

Not networked, no point.

My smart source is a games console, now that has the grunt to handle anything thrown at it, and will also be supported past end of manufacture (because there are over 60 million out there).

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Re: JVC UK TVs - Matsui by another name?

That is nasty

Good way to wreck your business name

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Re: Go Samsung!

LG is always and for ever be Lucky Goldstar

JVC are also part of Matsushita, but Panasonic is supposed to be better.

I have also only owned 5 TVs in my life, and apart from a LCD monitor/TV all are/were Sony. Portable, big screen, digital wide screen, large LCD panel.

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Fancy talking to SAP about your indirect licensing concerns? Straw poll says no

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SAP lack of support

We use a product aquired by them and since their acquisition the support has gone to toilet.

Used to have seminars and regular new versions. But since SAP bought the company nothing.

Even the developers have been let go.

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Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after first flight

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Re: Spinal Tap (inspired) Airways

I like the BAe146

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Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades

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10 is not fit for purpose

Looks crap

Reliable .exes become unreliable causing support issues.

Printing layout issues requiring recompilation of the report writers code (if you have it.)

Random hangs of the OS on itself.

Then annoyances on the GUI, why does start menu bring up little pictures of random rubbish, where is there something called a Store running?

Why is everything sorted strangely?

I am currently on 7 (due to getting over powered PC when 7 was current), but absolutley dreading having to have Windows 10, I see the problems other users in the office are having and sitting here wondering if I can get my PC to last another 12 years.

I just know I will be a nightmare to the hardware maintenance company when I am finally punished.

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Daily Stormer booted off internet again, this time by Namecheap

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Re: Private businesses do not have to deal with them

I suspect that not linking to a Nazi site will help their business more than linking to it.

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Private businesses do not have to deal with them

His business, his rules.

If he doesn't want to connect to them he is within his rights not to.

Especially if it would hurt his business.

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So, Nokia. What makes you think the world wants your phones?

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My best ever work mobile

N8

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UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!

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Vista had an upgrade path

Of XP

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I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours

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Re: Aye, that'll be right!

Well it has hijacked multimap.

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Defra recruiting 1,400 policy wonks to pick up the pieces after Brexit

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Re: brexit cost

1 no 2 no 3 no

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From what I have read and seen

The people they need are not fans of the exit and would like it to fail.

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The cheek of it! Beach bar owner shoots nude bather in the booty

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Re: Could have been worse

Personally I am not keen on jokes about being polydactyly as my mum had a mild anti sickness medicine and I was lucky that it was not thalidomide, so too many rather than not enough.

Not offended but it ain't fun.

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Re: It may have bounced off

This may have happened hence no more reports.

Depends on angle and distance.

Same weapon could take out a small animal, blind someone, or just sting.

Air gun pellets are like that.

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It may have bounced off

Pellets do not always break the skin.

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HBO Game Of Thrones leak: Four 'techies' arrested in India

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Re: The books are usually better.

I remember they used Harriers.

And it was a really bad film.

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I might watch it sometime

I have a huge back log of legal stuff.

But how much do they expect me to pay per episode!

Is it really worth £100 to watch legally?

Not even watched the first one yet, do I torrent or pay Amazon?

Bit of advice, make first few free and drop the price.

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Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum

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I could not have done that comittee

I would have spent the entre time punching Trump in the face.

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A glimpse of life under President Zuckerberg? Facebook CEO's boffins censor awkward Q&A

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

I know, he has a good laugh about it.

Still don't think much of Zuckerberg!

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

No I see an irritating twerp.

Carver is a young unwalnutty Turdoch

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What is the use of a Zuckerberg anyway?

Why compare him to Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos?

Both of those have achieved more.

Elon Musk is definately more intelligent.

Jeff Bezos has a much more usefull product.

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

Musk is definately Bond Villain not demonic warlord.

White cat.

Volcano base

Yes Bond Villain.

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: Genuine question

Easier to stop and land, then it is to land then stop

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Blighty’s beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain

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Another one

Mail has always seemed a bit bonkers.

I would love a paper which was fun to read but printed the truth and was reasonably politically independant.

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Flame

talk about a fall

Many years ago Express was half decent, actually readable, then it got Desmonded.

Now it is a xenophobic, racist, hate rag which is not even soft enough for bottom usage.

It is no the Internet killing newspapers, it is turning them into hate rags like the Express.

Best to use for lighting your fire.

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Official: Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update

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Re: Windows 10 is currently getting on my nerves

Tried those no difference unfortunately.

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Re: Getting issues, why downvotes?

This latest update is hanging reliable software, so why down vote someone having genuine issues with Windows 10?

4 PCs we have seen have issue All latest update Windows 10.

I suppose downvoting someone with issues is easier than fixing it.

As before all OK XP to 8.1 and before we used some newer libraries was OK on 2000 and NT as well.

And yes we are looking at a rewrite to go platform neutral.

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Re: Windows 10 is currently getting on my nerves

Longest path around 20 characters

Been using Process Explorer to examine in detail and this gave.

One machine the 32 bit spooler, or NTDLL.DLL.

Another machine process explorer locked up.

But the 7 PCs just keep working reliably.

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Windows 10 is currently getting on my nerves

Take an executable

XP runs perfectly

7 runs perfectly

8 runs perfectly

8.1 runs perfectly

10 locks up a few times a day, something to do with NTDLL.DLL

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Re: But as a Play Station...

Take the space out and play Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn

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Old Firefox add-ons get 'dead man walking' call

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My dealbreaker is

The GUI, so if it has those silly rounded tabs and cannot be replaced, I will replace the browser instead and goodbye FF.

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Tech giants warp eco standards to greenwash electronics, rake in cash

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Green laws can make it worse.

Notably the leaded solder ban.

How many things have you bought since leaded solder was banned which would have not failed if leaded solder was used?

(Lots of X360/PS3 owners put their hands up).

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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We are in IT

and should be more scientific

304.8mm

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Google diversity memo: Web giant repudiates staffer's screed for 'incorrect assumptions about gender'

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Just employ most suitable candidates

And stop following quotas.

If 6 legged martians are most suitable so be it.

Gender, age and race should have no bearing on the jib, but skills should.

Also why should an able candidate be disqualified due to their gender or skin colour?

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Ofcom: Blighty has devolved into a nation of unwashed binge-streaming mole people

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Re: Eastenders

I am just going to wait for them to finish the series then binge watch the lot!

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I now have a new rule.

I only watch something with no channel logos, so down to 2 or 3 TV channels and streaming.

I still have plenty to watch.

BBC1HD, BBC2HD and the whole of Amazon Prime.

Saves getting annoyed at channel logos and gives me more time for interesting things.

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I actualy prefer binge watching, some shows make more sense that way, 2 or 3 in a day.

On S5 currently of Walking Dead, one a week would be too confusing, much easier to watch a few.

S6 is now free, not sure if to pay or wait for S7.

Now Lost, was good in the beginning, but after the hijacking I had to use TPBTV and it was not good enough for the effort to watch it. (Download, convert, copy, watch).

Stopped when people kept turning a wheel in a hole and I realised it was rubbish!

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