* Posts by MJI

4464 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss

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Re: Disgustingly Evil

Google maps are pretty poor, their USP are the easy linking, street view, and route calculation, their weak spot, is the rather poor grey on grey map, and lack of national standard map features.

Google do not even support the grid reference, what kind of map is it without the grid?

This is the UK, we have the best mapping agency there is, we expect to see maps of similar quality, only Streetmap and Live have easy use of OS maps.

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FAKE BREWS: America rocked by 'craft beer' scandal allegations

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Re: Tesco hate

Well Tesco have gone the wrong way.

They used to sell a number of ciders from a local producer, now they don't, and of course more imported and mass produced by non cider company ciders are on the shelf.

The local producer BTW is a biggish one - Westons!

A year ago I got all of my cider there, Westons, Healeys, Henneys ect

Now I go to Waitrose who are actually a little cheaper.

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

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But then I like one clcik to history, one click to bookmarks, I rarely go outside my usual set of sites.

Oh and two 24" monitors means I do not have to worry about screen estate.

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Re: Religious?

So what happened to compassion and "love thy neighbour"

Yes it is fun to fling things like this at Christian extremists.

Yes that is what they are, extreme views equals extremists.

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Re: You await some decision?

I don't care if people oppose it, but I do think they are a bit silly when they obsess so much over it they spend a lot of their own money to try to get something legal which harms nobody overturned.

People who obsess like that are often deranged.

I settle for thinking it is a bit icky, not something I would want to do, but why should I stop someone else doing it?

They are not harming me, they are not hurting my marriage*, why bother trying to overturn it?

* over 20 years as well!

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Re: Oh woe is me

Well there are issues with Australis.

Rounded tabs waste space

Things I use are hidden

It looks stupid

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Re: You await some decision?

You need to ask why someone is so obsessed with it that they are prepared to spend money removing other peoples rights.

Strikes me as mentally unstable, like most people who want to force their opinions on everyone else.

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Re: Jumping to conclusions?

"Brave"

I tend to wonder about software created by a company where the founder is so obsessed in messing up other peoples lives that they are prepared to spend a fortune doing it.

I think so what have they done in it to mess other people up?

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Re: Too many features dropped

I wondered what happened to cookie control, I only want to block googles so I don't have to keep blocking their consent domain and blocking screen

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Australis hate

So justified.

If we wanted Chrome we would install it.

I LIKE the older style as now used by Pale Moon

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Re: This is not an Opinion piece

Mozilla need to realise that a lot of people use FF because it is NOT Google Chrome.

Ditch Australis and sort the performance.

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Firefox install can be a nightmare

That horrible period between installing it and making it look like Firefox should.

I hate bare boned GUIs, mobile GUIs on desktops, I am used to a simple file edit style gui and want to keep it.

So when I had to reinstall Firefox (HDD hammering) that horrible period between installing FF and enabling Classic Theme Restorer is like a punishment.

If CTR gets stopped I will go Pale Moon for main browser.

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USMC: We want more F-35s per year than you Limeys will get in half a decade

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Re: Irrational

Harrier is combat proven and difficult to fight against.

It is small, can hide its exhaust easily, manouverable, and had excellent RADAR (FRS1/FA2).

The BVR missiles actually have to be able to see the Harrier to hit them.

The US is not keen on its best aircraft, Harrier and A10

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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Sport

To be honest it is much cheaper to give up watching and do something else when a sport goes pay TV.

To watch F1 live a few years ago, included in my licence, now could be around £1000. (not sure on fees).

So I just gave up, ony took a couple of races to totally lose interest, the cars getting more boring helped.

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Not as bad as it was though

At least the Murdoch stranglehold is being broken.

We went Amazon Prime, and may go Netflix in future.

Yes I did go to Amazon to watch their new motoring show, but there are plenty of good other programmes on there.

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You need to ask why people do it?

As usual it is punish and not learn.

As usual the major reasons are ease of access, and value for money.

People normally go for the easiest route as long as they are not being ripped off.

Of course there are people who would obtain to avoid giving Murdoch money, that is perfectly understandable. But most people will pay for content if it is easy and good value.

I do not consider a restricted satellite receiver with limited channel selections forcing users to pay more than they would like to watch what they would like easy nor good value.

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Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement

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Just tested aerial views

Home

Google shows my last car, pre write off, so over 3 years ago

Live shows not at home

Work

Not detailed enough to tell and goes streetview at the wrong time, no zoom option any more

Live shows not at work

Live uses same aerial views as zoom.earth!!!!!

Any more I can play with?

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And who goes where the OS maps are?

Well I do

Best mapping there is.

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Re: Tool for the job

I actually avoid Google maps for town usage as I cannot work out what is what on a LCD monitor, all grey on grey.

Definately need shooting.

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Tool for the job

Google can do a route on a URL, but its street maps are difficult to read (grey on grey)

maps.live.com have OS overlays, but search broken.

Streetmap can do OS references but positioning is slightly out

Anyway I have reported the broken search on maps.live.com, Google requires signing in.

No mapping site is that good, and all have some serious flaws.

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Last Concorde completes last journey, at maybe Mach 0.02

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Re: We were lucky

Very lucky!

At times like this we are allowed to envy you

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BBC and Snap. But, why?

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oh f88k

That will be shit!

And yes if I do any photo or video on a phone it is help landscape.

There is enough material of people holding phones like tw@ts as there is.

DO NOT ENCOURAGE THEM

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For $deity's sake, smile! It's Friday! Sad coders write bad code – official

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Re: Want good code

But I am lazy and so I tend to produce stuff which I find easy to maintain.

Duplicating code is harder work than doing it properly!

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Want good code

Try a lazy programmer.

Why?

Because they hate to write lots of meaningless code, they want to reuse as much as possible.

They want an easy life so will make sure their code is easy for them to fix. They will try to avoid bugs too.

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Guess who's suffering an email outage. Go on, it's as easy as 123-Reg

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This morning we suffered a technical outage that affected some of our customers’ services.

I would like to take a moment to apologise to each of you for any inconvenience this caused you and your businesses.

We are investigating this incident to make sure we understand exactly what went wrong and minimise any future risk of this happening again.

Over the past year we have been working to upgrade all of our hardware and redundancy systems to ensure that in events such as this, we are able to get your services up and running as quickly as possible. This, along with the hard work of our support teams, has meant that we have been able to restore your services with no loss of data or email.

We will be continuing to improve our systems to make sure you receive the best service possible from 123 Reg.

Kind regards,

Richard Winslow

123 Reg Brand Director

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Re: Why would you use email from 123/GoDaddy/HostPapa etc. anyway?

Because nothing looks naffer than a longnamewithnumbers@gmail.com

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Re: So that's why.

Because it is more reliable and less leaky than BT emails

Because it is free with my hosting

Because I rarely get issues with it

Google ad fling

Yahoo leak

Hotmail RIP

I have my domain name as my email domain.

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So that's why.

No emails today

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Tablets become feebleslabs as sales spiral down

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Re: I still want one.

Don't worry I green lane as well.

Another need for OS maps

Don't want to go off piste do I?

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Re: I still want one.

Power it off the fag lighter.

Yes I drive on roads navigating with OS maps

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I still want one.

To load up with OS maps rather than carry tons of paper around

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Baggage

Same issue as Sylvester McCoy

Will always be Maurice Moss

Just like Wurzel Gummage is Doc Who

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Re: Space Opera at its finest

The only time I have ever read about a Diesel powered space ship

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Dune film

Seen it, still no idea what it was about.

I think Forever War could be filmable, book was very good.

As to Starship Troopers, I really enjoyed the film, but I have not yet read the book.

But so many books out there to try, imagine Eon or Eternity on the big sscreen

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David Hockney creates new Sun masthead. Now for The Reg...

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I do not understand why people get the sun

It is rough and does not clean well.

This is MUCH better

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=281056020

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To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms

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Re: According to 2 PSN friends

I think they both wanted to move to fibre, they knew I was on Infinity so was working better than the old BTBB days.

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According to 2 PSN friends

The internet is rubbish

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PS4 Pro woes: Random display blackouts caught on camera

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Re: One question

Thanks

That is interesting.

As my TV is only full HD PS4 launch day is fine for me

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One question

Was the capture video on the PS4 fine, or did that glitch as well?

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Trump signs 'no privacy for non-Americans' order – what does that mean for rest of us?

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Re: Trump has become more deranged

>>>> Haven't you guys got someone in MI6 adept at eliminating "undesirables"?

We will get one of the double Os on to it now.

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WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Will it have

The helicopter tune?

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Bill Gates joins $170bn climate change investment club

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Re: @Ivan 4

My main complaint against the green movement is the nuclear side. I am very pro nuclear, but the green movement hates it.

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Re: Victorian values

Reminds me of when a charity had a go at the worlds richest people, people who have given more money to good causes than them by at least 10x.

Bill Gates is doing a lot of good with his fortune.

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Re: Trumpity Trump

To be honest pollution, wasting fossil fuels, and wasteful energy usage bother me more than CO2 levels. (Smog in particular is scary).

But clean energy is an essential, and we need it sooner than later.

Invest in research, thorium bed, fusion, wave power, energy storage.

Now why am I not so bothered by CO2?

1, Methane is worse. 2, saving energy means less CO2. 3, non fossil fuel means less CO2

So win win.

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UK ISPs may be handed cock-blocking powers

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Corbyn / Trump

Actually Corbyn is an embarrasing throwback to the 1970s, but he is not obscene like Trump.

Sad old man vs angry Orangutang immitator

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You forgot trump

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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Re: Democrats overlooking Obama's record

There were worse than Trump

1 - The creationist

2 - The current minion

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Re: No conservative

Hmm you are not a conservative, nothing like what I would call one.

Well most of the ones I know of understand that climate change is happening.

Global Warming is the old name, it is a LOT more complex than that.

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Re: Less than a week in the position...

VP

To be honest he is scarier than Trump.

He is so anti everything, you just know there is some firty little secret somewhere, so can someone find it please?

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Trump's FBI boss, Attorney General picks reckon your encryption's getting backdoored

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I get the feeling he is a crook anyway

So need to make sure no back doors at all.

That said I would be more bothered by US reading my stuff that Russia

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