* Posts by MJI

5264 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

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Re: @ John Brown (no body)

I suppose we will just have a referendum every 5 years and probably rejoin in future.

Whole point is elections are regular so people can change their mind, this referendum is a one off.

Totallydiffrent

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Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

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They stink

Only found this out when a local garden centre had some on display.

And they didn't even wear clothes, nor talk

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Data flows post-Brexit: 'Leave it to government to make sure you've got a smooth run in.' Er, OK

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Re: Spelling mistake?

Needs more 'a's

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What an idiot!

I suppose they had to use Raaab as most people with any sense think it is a stupid idea to leave in the first place.

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Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant

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Re: In other news, Amazon played a dirty game with its new HQ...

Funny but whenever I have seen Apprentice it is Mr AMSTRAD.

Was a Trump a contestant who got kicked out early?

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Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files

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Re: Biz math

Also back up tapes, but not the computer type, but say DV for SD material.

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Re: Man...

Backups.

I have a lot of video material and I have multi staged backups.

The originals on Beta, Mini DV, or HDV, and recently borrowed Video 8 and Hi8.*

Raw captures on an internal drive.

MPEG2 encoded on DVD.

Raw copies on BluRay (Mini DV is AFAIR 14GB).

Raw copies on another drive.

About 10 minutes on Amazon Prime.

* Got a Sony portable VCR on the computer desk and a couple of DV based cameras, just borrowed a Hi8 deck to sort some other tapes out.

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Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

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Could we be advanced at some things?

Could we be more advanced than other advanced civilisations at certain things?

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So you have

a constantly evolving species with warlike tendancies, technology advancing quite fast, able to shine a laser at other planets.

Better jump on them quick!

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Shift-work: Keyboards heaped in a field push North Yorks council's fly-tipping buttons

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What sort?

Those horrible new ones with horrible keys and too small.

Or proper older easier to use ones.

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Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere

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Re: If not I will deport the videotape to all your contacts.

I once bought a N1502 but a head snapped off the drum.

Never got it to work.

I would insist on a PAL Beta copy.

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Re: Racist?

Sorry not playing darts with Shadow Systems.

Not safe!

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Tech world mulls threat as new round of US China trade tariffs looms

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Very bad for US business

Look at airliners.

The Chinese will look at Airbus over Boeing, with RR engines.

Lots of money there, lots of potential to hurt the US (but help Europe)

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Apple boss decries 'data industrial complex' while pocketing, er, billions to hook Google into iOS

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Bloody hell Paul is busy

Are we going to get any more Battersea Dogs Home programmes?

He seems too busy

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Bad news: Juniper to pass Trump's China tariffs onto customers. Er, good news? It'll be about 4%, says CEO

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Another site to enable detrumpify on

No more offensive pictures please

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Apple boss demands Bloomberg Super Micro U-turn, Russian troll charged, NSA hands out cash, and more

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Why?

Are you using a picture of Paul O'Grady?

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Re: One things for certain...

Place on small fluffy dog - Paul O'Grady

No small fluffy dog - the Apple Paul O'Grady lookalike

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I thought Paul too

Just lock up any small cute dogs unless you want them adopted.

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Morrisons supermarket: We're taking payroll leak liability fight to UK Supreme Court

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Morrisons need to counter sue

The rogue worker.

He should pay any fine Morrisons incurr, simply because he had to have access to the data to do his job.

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Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

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Re: Ah, glass milk bottles

As a hater of school milk, thanks for stopping it!

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Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Re: Deinstall parts of W10?

Home PC is XP Mint 7

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Re: uninstall Edge

But in the real world Windows is used simply because of WIN32

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Re: Deinstall parts of W10?

But there are other companies doing games machines.

Nintendo & Sony

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Re: Deinstall parts of W10?

Gaming.

Another reason Console gaming stays strong, no need to deal with Microsoft products.

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Re: What about the stuff that we really don't want...

How do I install Aero theme with 3D windows?

As to that list.

But I have a Playstation!

What do you do with a Zune?

How about us 4mm / foot modellers? Why do German tin plate collectors get special treatment?

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Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

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Re: Quite believeable

My old VCRs have magnetic end of tape sensors, and they still work.

Yes a working 1982 portable still works.

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Well slap my ass and call me Judy, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 is just as hard to fix as the old one

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Re: Green Credentials

Reduce

I am a big proponent of that.

Got to my mid 50s on 4 TVs.

10 years per TV not bad, nearly time for number 5.

Home PC is 10 years old and still works OK, last mod was adding a drive for Windows 7.

Reuse, as well, yes I do that, old work mobiles get given to sons rather than they have new ones, they are happy with mid market Androids, but none want my current phone.

Recycle, do that as well.

Only thing is that I do have to spend a lot very occasionally, my last CRT TV was £1200

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In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

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Re: What a mess.

Deserve what I get?

Yes a reliable OS not constantly changing its GUI to fashion on the month, with a properish start menu and no Ford Cortinas.

I only use 3 or 4 web sites (this, BBC, and a few others).

I sit here and write code, I do not want nor need all the cruft in 10

I struggle with both 2D and greyscale GUIs.

I also think that the stress of Windows 10 could trigger adverse heath issues, I have had time off before with stress and would rather not again.

If I have to fight the main tool of my job I would be at risk, less productive and more likely to chuck it all in. (My pension pot is bigger than what is left on my mortgage).

As our next software will be multi platform I hope I can replace with something non MS

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What a mess.

And my Windows history managed to avoid ME Vista 8 10

Still on 7

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Amazon Prime Music turns the volume down a little too much

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Re: Big problem with it.

But I want it in the living room

So I have to stick with CDs

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Big problem with it.

We have Prime but can only use music on the computer with its crappy little monitor speakers.

We have Prime video on the PS4 coeected up to a surround sound system (as it is also Blu Ray player).

No Prime music aghhhhhh!

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Samsung: Swanky hardware alone won't save a phone maker

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Re: Would you like more bloat with your Samsung sir?

I detest my work phone, right POS, bloat is ridiculous and was force installed when originally either not there or I had deleted it.

Now what effect will it have elsewhere?

Only other stuff I have had from them has been hard drives, now owned by Western Digital.

When I need a new TV, there are a few top end high quality brands and some Samsung owners I know have had issues, had to return to shop and change brand over HDMI control issues.

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Got new one in box scared to open it

Due to my current work phone being an absolute PITA to use.

Previous 2 HTC were OK

Now got a Samsung and a new one to replace it.

Too much bloatware, and keeps beeping mid phone calls to activate some Samsung shit or other.

A few months ago Faecesbook arrived, and I could not unistall it, was not on before but now was stuck.

Google data usage and Samsung data usage on unused services are both more than my Firefox data usage.

Anyway I need to root my new one and hope for the best.

Even Mrs "Should be happy you get a free phone" in our office upstairs is moaning about it. Others still have in the box scared to extract it.

I have also been winding up a workmate with a Samsung TV asking if pay has force installed itself yet!

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Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works

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Just use an old debit/credit card.

It is THAT Yale isn't it?

I keep an old debit card in my pocket as it is easier to get in the house using that than hunt for the key.

I keep saying, top lock is rubbish use the bottom lock (deadlock).

So if any other family member uses the Yale I use my old debit card, then mention so can thieves.

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Iron Mike Pence blasts Google for its censor-happy Dragonfly Chinese search engine

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He is so obcessed over transgender that

I think he either likes the porn or wants the person, or even wants to sex change.

Usual thing, those who protest the most are scared they are what they protest about.

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Windows 10 1809: Now arriving on a desktop near you (if you want it)

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What is broken?

Each update breaks something, what are the targets this time?

BTW still 7 here

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Volkswagen links arms with Microsoft for data-slurping cloud on Azure

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Modern Diesels

Actually I have noticed that the more recent Diesels smell funny, a bit like a gas leak.

Not sure if due to EU4, or the inject on exhaust stroke, or if related to urea injection.

But I can smell a modern Diesel

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managed to get to mid 50s and

Never owned a VW, have I missed anything?

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Re: Lemme hear you say, "Duh!!"

I see so watching BBC News (24) then hop in car...............

Actually often I have the car quiet no radio no CD just the car noises.

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Manchester nuisance-call biz fined £150k after ignoring opt-out list

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Re: overnment is planning to make directors personally liable

Just the same as a biker using a speedway bike on the road, no brakes no gears.

I grew out of single gear bikes when I was about 10 when I FINALLY got a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub bike

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Re: overnment is planning to make directors personally liable

He had no rear brake either

Front BRAKEs do not throw you over the handlebars, they just work efficiently due to weight transfer.

On real bikes (ones with engines), twin discs with multi piston calipers is common, and braking is absolutely phenonimal, stoppies are perfectly doable.

On my MBT I can put the front brake on hard and slow down quite well.

Front brakes throwing people over the handlebars is just bullshit.

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Re: overnment is planning to make directors personally liable

If you are running at Usain Bolt speeds and cannot at least try to swerve why not.

"Fixie Twat" remember was riding an illegal bicycle no brakes for a start, and AFAIR no bell, and also going too fast for no brakes.

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Re: overnment is planning to make directors personally liable

Well mine has 18 gears and a disc brake

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Re: overnment is planning to make directors personally liable

Death by cyclist

I am glad they are cracking down on the small number of fixie twats.

Kill someone, get a decent stint in jail, seems fair to me.

Oh and if on a fixie, you have to eat it.

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0161 = block

If I see 0161 appear on the mobile telephone I press the block icon.

About once a fortnight a new one appears.

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UK ruling party's conference app editable by world+dog, blabs members' digits

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Re: I'm struggling...

My God aren't they useless, what are the others like?

...............................

Oh dear, we are screwed.

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Attempt to clean up tech area has shocking effect on kit

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Re: I don't recall ever NOT seeing the pump trigger lock

Over £100 for a full tank, but much easier than going to filling stations every few days

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Re: C

Mine holds well over 80l of tractor juice

Large cars are usually around 70 to 75l (around 15 gallons)

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Re: Electrifying

Proves again BS1363 FTW

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Android Phones are 10: For once, Google won fair and square

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Re: Android won because it was "open"

Only company who won with a name like that was Sony with a console

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