* Posts by MJI

5207 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

UKIP doubled price of condoms for sale at party conference

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Need to detoxify Nigel

And start with the famous dog.

A much nicer Nigel than the condom one.

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Oh Smeg! Hacked white goods maker resurfaces after system shutdown

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I hope Holly is OK

As title

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When I first saw a fridge freezer

I burst out laughing.

Why name a brand after a fictional swear word?

Then I wondered if it was a marketing gimmick.

Or did they pay GrantNaylor royalties.

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UKIP flogs latex love gloves: Because Brexit means Brexit

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Re: Could be worse

That is called a garden gnome

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Not needed

Most out voters I know are too old to breed or are not marriage material.

So not needed.

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$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

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Re: Once upon a time....

But

We have a Queen!

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Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

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Re: The layers keep piling up

And of course I own one

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Re: The layers keep piling up

>>Most folks would be hard pressed to change a fuel injector

Cam cover off

Disconnect injector loom

Unbolt rocker shaft

Unbolt injector retainer

Lever out with suitable Allen key

Make sure washer is out

Clean injector hole in head

Fit new washer and O ring

Refit injector

Refit clamp bolt

Refit rocker shaft

Adjust all injector rockers, turn engine so injector fully depressed, bottom out adjuster then back off AFAIR 1 turn, repeat for all injectors.

Refit loom

Refit cam cover

I own a car it is my duty to know how it works.

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I detest that

Three files, same name, different little logos, two which are wrong.

I do NEED to know the extensions, which is the data, the index and the memo.

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Ever wanted to strangle Microsoft? Now Outlook, Skype 'throttle' users amid storm cloud drama

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Re: What comes out of clouds?

Can't have Sunbeams without first Avengers

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Strangling?

No I was considering writing to the MOD asking them to drop a Trident on MS.

Now that would have made my job easier.

People moved from Netware to Windows "server" and had the cheek to complain their software was a LOT slower.

OF COURSE IT WAS, IT IS WHAT YOU WANTED!

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Software dev-turned-councillor launches rubbish* chatbot

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Re: Oh great

Been there done that with a found burnt out car, ended up putting phone down with "forget it".

Oh and my lttle lane runs parallel to my commute so if sunny a nice drive, unless blocked by fly tippers. Perhaps if caught by a bunch of green laners they can burn the tipped stuff, the pickup/van and the tippers.

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Oh great

I can get onto them about fly tipping down local BOATs

But then have to use FaecesBook

"Not far from the road"

"Who put all this s**t in the way!?!?!"

Reverse, turn around and drive all the way back. And yes I have decided if I catch a fly tipper in the act I will ram their vehicle into the ditch and drive off.

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Nope, the NSA isn't sitting in front of a supercomputer hooked up to a terrorist’s hard drive

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How are they going to make sure the "enemy" buys back door kit?

So they mandate that US say has them, but what about everyone else?

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Enterprise smartphone buyers still pretty dopey about updates

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Blackberries

Mine has not grown properly since a wooden fence was put up next to it

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Re: Take Their Own Device

>> unusable horrid Samsung A something

I know how you feel, had one, now got another (still in box WILL be rooted)

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I have free phones with work and

they are lucky that the only reason I have not lump hammered them into behaving is that they are worth £60 at CEX.

Cheap Samshits, all they do is force install Samshit shovelware. Very bad for stress levels.

Seen my new one, Samshit again. That is going to be rooted before it is used so all the Samshit shovelware will not install.

The current one was not too bad, just silly light up pretend buttons, until an OS update force installed Faecesbook and broke the camera*

Start of the rot, then shovelware and camera breaking every few days. Dented from being thrown at a wall. My wife had to take a lump hammer off me once when some banking compulsaryware installed and started itself.

* Added a silly button which was in the way which added stupid masks to the pictures, and also made the camera work the wrong way round. How can you compose a photo when the screen is facing away from you?

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Google is 20, Chrome is 10, and Microsoft would rather ignore the Nokia deal's 5th birthday

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Re: Alta Vista?

And alta-vista was porn

First time I ever came across internet porn as well

Still trying to work out when Yahoo dropped the ball and I am sure wildcards were better supported many years ago.

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Fast food, slow user – techie tears hair out over crashed drive-thru till

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Re: Sad times

I work near 2 fast food places, smelly unpleasant oil smells drift into the office.

Their customers block the road in.

And one of them has a huge picture of Rolf Harris outside, the other a doubled up Arch computer logo.

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Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’

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Will this be in ESR?

Some of us NEED menus and prefer windows to look like windows

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UK getting ready to go it alone on Galileo

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More to the point

If the UK is kicked out they will be entitled to a refund.

Also what about the encryption technology?

I have read we can disable it as UK technology.

I get the feeling kicking UK out will cost EU more than UK building a new one.

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Surprise! VAT, customs likely to get a bit trickier in a Brexit no-deal world

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Re: And yes I do consider the Vote Leave team traitors.

Well look at them.

Farage, generally a fool (and never stood up for the UK)

BoJo, only in it for himself, 100%

Gove, at least was honourable with his intentions (fisheries)

I cannot remember the rest.

But prepared to sacrifice our financial industry, which brings in a large part of our GDP, the EU financial centre WAS City of London

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I Think "Brexit" will sign the death warrant for the Pound

Why?

In around 10 - 20 or so years the UK will be wanting to rejoin, lots of hard exit people died off and young wanting to be in EU people out numbering the ones left.

To rejoin we will have to accept new terms which would include adopting the Euro.

And yes I do consider the Vote Leave team traitors.

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Good job the UK has

A HUGE number of deserted coves and quiet spots to bring in and export goods.

Just one short stretch of Cornish coastline has around 30 quiet, road accessable coves, beaches and quays. Slightly more if you can carry your loads on a trail bike.

Roughly one per mile.

Devon coast from Plymouth to Dartmouth, so many routes out, Slapton.

So many places to bring in imports without paperwork.

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.NET Core 2.1 – huh, yeah – what is it good for? Bing, apparently

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Re: I have never come across C£

I have heard of C hash and it is pretty usefull

To be honest should be called C noughts & crosses

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I have never come across C£

What is this language you speak of?

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Security MadLibs: Your IoT electrical outlet can now pwn your smart TV

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My mains stuff

Is staying basic BS1363 except for a couple of surge protectors.

None of this smart nonsense

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Beam me up, PM: Digital secretary expected to give Tory conference speech as hologram

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And Ree smogg as

a magic lantern, but is it old enough?

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I wish I could quit you, but cookies find a way: How to sidestep browser tracking protections

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Creepiest ever ads

Person at work standing near two women discussing adoption, friends of his. For a while and clearly. Phone in pocket.

Later on went on Facebook and got adverts about adoption.

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TV What ads?

I record and watch those.

Most channels I watch no ads or just a set of irritating ones. ( I HATE the brexit ad). The others I skip over.

Modern adverts to me are as known as soap actors and reality show participants.

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Re: I get very aggressive.

One forum I use moved from local adverts to ones supplied by a banned admonger (due to malware), so I lost the adverts on a site I was happy to see as they were VERY targetted.

They were targetted at people performing that hobby.

Another forum has a banner ad for GLASS

That was interesting.

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I get very aggressive.

As many as possibly admonger domains are in hosts, combined with ABP and NoScript.

Why? Because ads started to move, popup, make noises, and not just sit there as a banner.

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Go Zuck Yourself: Facebook destroys patent suit over timeline

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When does the hunting season

Start for patent trolls?

That would solve the problem

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If you drop a tablet in a forest of smartphones, will anyone hear it fall?

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I want a tablet as

Phone screen is too small for sensible use. And I want to use it for maps as well.

Not sure what I would buy but I have noticed

ASUS do some

Sony one is very old

I do tend to like the usabilty of Sony stuff, So was surprised only 1 old tablet.

Definately could do with something though. I suppose another check of ASUS

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Ad watchdog: Amazon 'misleading' over Prime next-day delivery ads

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Re: James T?

I thought it was James M

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Re: The Prime Directive

Funny but I signed up due to him!

When TG with CHM was your favourite TV programme you will do things like that.

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Re: Snowflakes

I like snowflakes, makes my commute fun.

Pity the office heating could not cope so I had to leave early anyway.

That was a fun few days taking the pee out of absent co workers who lived nearer than me.

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For me

Grand Tour was the tipping point.

Also watched a few other series exclusive to them, or only available elsewhere on pay channels, and unlike TPBTV the US stuff is logo free.

For viewers like me Prime is excellent, and expect to see the streamers (them and Netflix mainly) hurt the established pay satellite companies.

Next and same day is a nice bonus.

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Hi-de-Hack! Redcoats red-faced as Butlin's holiday camp admits data breach hit 34,000

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Those places fill me with horror

Never stayed at one, but it looks too much like a prison camp

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Trump is an alien

And he rides around on the top of a bald old animated corpse

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Facebook insists it has 'no plans' to exploit your personal banking info for ads – just as we have 'no plans' to trust it

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Re: Huh?

I wanted to today, voice system wanted to take money out, I wanted to make sure my pay had FINALLY gone through.

Just mashed the 0 until it offered a person.

Phew!

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Re: There goes the neighbourhood

If on Windows chuck all the facebook domanins into your HOSTS file.

Worked perfectly

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Scorpions are HM don't worry.

Very good band but live they sound like a record, they are that tight and good.

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Re: Care Homes had better get used to it

As a fan of NWOBHM I expect I would be with my contemporaries.

Future care homes have to be ready for all this!

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Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

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Humanoid robots

Do not trust at all.

They always have motives, no I do not want to get locked in a room to starve to death, or get chased by one with lots of guns.

Seen too many documentries.

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Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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Re: 16MB?

And he is getting a new 10 PC today

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Re: "It took Redmond until 2000 to create a usable server edition."

Netware was brilliant, Windows networking was such a let down afterwards.

How do you make a Windows NT server 4x quicker? Stick Netware on it.

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Re: 16MB?

I went

WFW -> 98OSR2 -> XP -> XP -> 7

boss went

WFW -> ME -> Vista - > 8.x

Support chap (more recent)

XP -> 7 -> 7 -> 10

Who has had the least pain?

My 7 PC hangs on well

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Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered

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Pint

Light drinking

I always feel better when I have had a small amount of drink, stress tends to drop, feel more relaxed.

I do like red wine as well, so that is more goodness.

And I do get less stressed than the office hardly ever drink alcohol person, and tons less than Mr energy drinks and coffee.

Not drinking at all to me is a bit perverse.

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You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart

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Re: Some peoples wants are my hates

Not restart the phone but software running on it.

Took 5 minutes to stop all the blody pay shite before it was back to annoying.

And I am also unable to delete the icon for it.

None of the children want it either, they have the two previous HTCs.

I'd been happy to have still used the N8 from before the landfill Androids.

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