* Posts by MJI

5054 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Jeff Bezos purple prose reveals Amazon Prime's passed 100m customers

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I got Prime and it is worth it to me.

Was considering for a while, TGT was the final thing.

Quite a bit of TV on there to watch. And getting stuff same day is novel. Was almost quicker to get a power sander off Amazon than driving to Homebase.

And it is possible that there are higher paid people than Bezos at Amazon, how about Clarkson?

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How 'parasitic' Google's 'We're journalists!' court defence was stamped into oblivion

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A search engine should be an index

To find what is on the web.

That is its job.

If it finds unpleasant articles get those taken down rather than the search, then the search cannot find them.

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Size does matter, chaps: Oversized todgers an evolutionary handicap

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But

Gene Hunt has an Audi Quattro

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I am disappointed

Gene Hunt and not a single play on words

"Fire up the Quattro"

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Supreme Court punts on Microsoft email seizure decision after Cloud Act passes US Congress

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So have MS broken Irish or EU law?

Have they?

If so, fine them, heavily.

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Car-crash television: 'Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?' 'Yes I do,' replies AMD's CEO

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Re: F1 is a Car Crash

Watched in 1990s?

My favourite was the 1993 Hurgarian Grand Prix

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Re: David Coulthard

Still doing it then?

Since F1 left BBC I have no idea who is presenting.

Where is the next generation of F1 fans going to come from?

Not all motorsports fans have bought an expensive TV subscription.

Pay TV kills sports.

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Re: F1 is shit.

Rallying was fun.

And some of the cars used were actually very good at it as I found on my commute many years ago sliding round corners on loose chippings looking out the door window of my Sunbeam

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Re: F1 is a Car Crash

I gave up when BBC stopped showing it live, then spoilered it on their news web site

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Boeing CEO takes aim at Musk’s Starman-in-a-Tesla stunt

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er!

Worcester NOT Worcestershire

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Are meta, self-referential or recursive science-fiction films doomed?

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Re: Films Ghost in the Shell

Nothing wrong with my 2 series of Stand Alone Complex.

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Well

I actually enjoyed Starship Troopers (Film).

First seems like a giant piss take, then you realise it is quite subversive.

As to Ready Player One. Book is quite good, I liked it, the the trailers to the film look nothing like I imagined from the book.

But then I am not a huge Spielberg fan, he can be good, but he can also get mawkish.

Best SciFi film I have seen in the last few years was The Martian. Just how much has it cost to rescue Matt Damon in all the films he has been rescued in?

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Re: Ready Player One

There is no Iron Giant in the book.

Also where was the car race?

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Re: Films - meh

There were only 3 Alien films.

First is best

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'Every little helps'... unless you want email: Tesco to kill free service

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DIY Server

To be honest it is the best answer, we all have one but daughter wanted GMail so uses that. I prefer privacy so use one with my surname as the domain name.

I have a really good email address!

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What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

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Re: Could they also ban religious BS, while we a re at it ?

Not bothered by the main stream religions but creationists, can't stand them, offend me to the core.

Even reminding them that their leaders (eg Pope, Arch Bishop Canterbury) know it is bullshit, they still keep on about it.

Bloody religious fanboys!

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Re: Of interest

I did read an interesting article about detrannying a late Land Rover Defender (dumping the Transit engine)

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Of interest

Will this stop the people using Cortina to find their porn (I have heard the recordings they do go back to base).

As to swearing.

What is the best way to get swearing?

Be a Yank and say no curse words please in online gaming. At least 4 were British so plenty of colourful language from us, none abusive, other was either British, Aussie in US, or less uptight Yank, not sure, can only remember the PSN IDs of 3 of them.

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Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

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Re: Long File Paths ?!

I still now use 8.3 for file names exclusively

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Fancy a viaduct? We have a wrought Victorian iron marvel to sell you

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Re: Memories

Sounds like he was spotting pre my birth.

My oldest railway memory is what I later found out was a green Warship.

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Re: Memories

That is old.

I can only just remember a green Warship, and travelling in BS gangwayed corridor stock, I may have seen a couple of steam engines, but I was only 3 or 4 or so.

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Re: Nice piccies as well.

Deltic was a step change in locomotive design.

Went from US locos like the 3000bhp 2DoDo2 over 200 tons, to the 3300bhp 105ton prototype Deltic in a couple of years.

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Re: Just up the road...

Easy put the cyclists in a brake coach

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Re: Nice piccies as well.

I remember the BR blue era fondly.

20s were not that common where I lived, but often 1 or a pair around, my area was 37 Peak 47 mainly, and occasional 50.

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Nice piccies as well.

Nice pair of 20s

And is that an 03 or 04?

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Re: Wonderful!

I am not a Sustrans fan.

They hate railway preservation projects getting the track beds.

They also get preference sometimes over them.

They tried screwing over a railway I have been involved in, but they are likely to get screwed back as a cycle path from a mainline station to a preserved railway station is not exactly useful.

They were once campaigning to take over the whole line as cycle path but I remember telling members no chance, it is ours not yours.

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Breaking up is hard to do: Airbus, new bae Google and clinging on to Microsoft's 'solutions'

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Re: Did you really just put 'BAE Systems' in an article headline?

Puzzled me too.

I thought BAE had sold off its shares in Airbus.

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WTF?

BAE?

No mention of BAE Systems in this article so very puzzled by the mention in the article title.

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Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser

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Email clients post XP

Are all Thunderbird.

When I had my work PC on 7 I wanted newsgroups.

Loaded up the supplied client, complete bucket of shit.

So I did the sensible and installed Thunderbird.

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Pasties in SPAAAAACE: Cornwall hopes for slice of £50m spaceport cash

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Re: much better

At least pasties are not on the banned list, but unfortunately cider is

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Re: Ginsters

Try a Pork Farms and you will pine for a Ginsters.

You can actually eat a Ginsters.

Around here they are the best you can get sadly.

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Re: Forest of Dean

And your parents are not related.

Yes I do know the area.

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Oculus Rift whiffed, VR fanbois miffed

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I can't see how this happened.

Unless using online signing.

That said there are two other headsets I would buy over it.

The better PC one with Steam support or the well supported one which works with my gaming console.

Either are a better purchase.

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La, la, la, I can't hear you! Apple to challenge Bose's noise-proof cans

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Re: Fact or opinion

I have some hearing loss and need quality sound more than ever.

Tinnitus, down to 12k on left and 14k on right, 10 years ago was nearer 17k.

Combined with poor background noise removal I often use subtitles on films or music heavy dramas.

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Well Sony and Sennheiser are both respected headphone manufacturers.

I like my Sennheiser pair I use with my Walkman.

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Fancy owning a two-seat Second World War Messerschmitt fighter?

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Re: EEeeeeee

Lots of English Electric stuff is noisy

See Deltic and anything with the CSVT

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Intellisense was off and developer learned you can't code in Canadian

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Re: Measurements too - temperatures

Tell people that insist of using Fareinheight he was German.

Tell them they have to use Kelvin.

270 here today!

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A4 paper

Some US do.

At least Matt Le Blanc does

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US Rappers

And of course 36p known in the rest of Europe as 0.41 Euro.

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Re: I've never quite understood

I have always used the H in honour

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I cannpt be the only person

Who deals with this with header files and own classes.

Oh and to improve things I have software running in US with the word Colour on some dialogues.

Oh another word for header files.

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BBC Telly Tax heavies got pat on the head from snoopers' overseers

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Re: Why persist?

Try being right and remain.

That confuses people.

JM & KC FTW.

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Can be difficult

If you like the BBC but hate Crapita.

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Comcast offers £22bn to snatch Sky from Rupert Murdoch

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Re: No idea what to do when F1 goes to Sky full time next year

RTL Germany is FTA

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Fender's 'smart' guitar amp has no Bluetooth pairing controls

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Won't be an actual problem

Guitars from Fender, Gibson, or some other company like Yamaha or Ibanez

Amps from Marshall

So no problem

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NRA gives FCC boss Ajit Pai a gun as reward for killing net neutrality. Yeah, an actual gun

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Re: We have the clueless leading the blind...

In the civilised world we have.

Seatbelts, crumple zones, licencing, and the death rate is not that bad for an activity so many people carry out.

Now try the following.

Time to go to work. I take my car, you take your gun.

I drive there and if I see any mad gun men I will squash them.

Now do you sit on the gun and go nowhere or try to hijack a car?

Sitting, get nowhere.

Hijacking, get shot by firearms squad.

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A dog DNA database? You must be barking

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Bad owners

Dog turds

Owners should take little bags to pick it up and bin, and definately not hang from a tree (except owner by neck).

Livestock.

Some breeds are a risk, others may just herd them!

As we have a slightly bonkers dog, she is on the lead most of the time, except when in a park style environment where she runs between us all. She seems to flip between full on excitement and sleeping.

Loves walks and we always take enough bags for 2 poos.

As to livestock, she looks a bit like a lamb!

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Re: Laws only stop dogs who follow the law.

Shooting dogs.

I have heard of a case a LOT got shot when they entered a field of sheep while chasing a fox.

It appears the local hunt were not happy.

BTW many many years ago pre me.

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RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

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All rubbish

Actually painfull sometimes using whatsapp.

Best predictive text I have used is the playstation messaging system

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Crunch time: Maplin in talks to sell the business

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Maplin prices

Some stuff is reasonable, some is take the pee.

OK for need in hurry (like once a LNB) but not if you know what you want and no urgent need.

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