* Posts by MJI

4828 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

EU dings Sony, Panasonic over rechargeable battery cartel

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One quick question

Do Sony, Panasonic, and Sanyo batteries explode anything like Samsung batteries?

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Higher tech prices ARE here to stay. It's Mr Farage's new Britain

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Re: In the dark ages

That is not the Transit engine, two completely different engines, only thing in common is capacity and maker.

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Re: Brexit means brexit.

Gove did mean well, but he failed. He is not evil, few are. Actually 95% of politicians are there to try to improve the world, 90% fail.

5% are there for reasons of power, not public service.

A few are idiots (Thornberry, Abbot)

Quite a few are lead by religious views (May, Farron, Owen Thingy)

There are a few dinosaurs (Corbyn)

A lot try and fail (Cameron, Clegg)

A small number are power hungry (Blair)

And a very small number are worth listening to (Clarke, Field)

Education, well it has been messed around with for years, a lot of it political dogma overcoming common sense.

I was at a streamed comprehensive, worked pretty well, my daughter a grammar (very good), boys an academy (OK). Now the left hate streaming and helping those of ability, the right support it.

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Re: In the dark ages

Not nice, petrol engines as well, they would have been better off with resonance intakes than swirl flaps.

All the issues modern engines are getting is scary.

Then add in dual mass flywheels, the rush to fewer cylinders will also increase drive train shocks.Then the extended service intervals (this killed quite a few GM V6s).

Beancounters are also a serious threat with their penny pinching costing future owners hundreds of pounds. (GM valve seals, save pence, need replacing), my pet hate is plastic head dowels.

I also reckon dual clutch gearboxes will be a time bomb in a few years.

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Re: In the dark ages

Known Ford engine troubles

2.7 V6 Diesel is unreliable (cranks ect). (In D3)

3.0 V6 Petrol eats little ends (in X Type, owner traded on quickly aftter being told it was common)

2.2 and 2.4 Transit Diseasels are unpleasant and not very long lasting. (In Defender, even TD5 more reliable and definately a nicer engine). Yes done LR experience.

As to BMW

BMW Diesels eat swirl control flaps, But smooth and quiet

That Cologne V6 BTW is underpowered, and not as nice as what GM used in their cars (Senator 3.0 6). - and the DOHC was not as nice as the 2.0 Family 2 either.

I would put GM way ahead on engines over Ford

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Re: Today's Brexit news

@ codejunky

From chats among people I know, no UKIP support I know of, but there is definate interest in LD from both Lab and Con sides.

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Re: Brexit means brexit. Mail & Express

Hopefully Express will shut down soon, I do not know of any purchasers (only ex readers)

I try to avoid both papers commentards as I do not want high blood pressure. (Nor to be lynched)

Best avoided by avoiding both sites.

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Re: Brexit means brexit. Mail & Express

Well his mouth must be pretty foul.

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Re: In the dark ages

Hmm cars

Mine was designed under UK ownership, released under German ownership, sold under US ownership, and the company is now Indian.

At least the engine compartment was too short for a BMW engine, and the Ford engines too unreliable to use.

What a palava.

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Re: Today's Brexit news

It is really bad for the more centrist Conservative supporting Remainers, there is a large number of them, I reckon many on here are as well.

UKIP to them is an extremist party, I expect many are looking at the Lib Dems now with interest.

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Re: Brexit means brexit. Mail & Express

Interesting to see these two

Mail used to be a case of joking about it, not much changed there. Still a joke, obsessed with celebrities. Irrelevant I suppose.

But the Express, used to be an OK paper, a bit better than Mail and a bit obsessed with Princess Diana, but now, it is nothing but a hate rag, I feel dirty just seeing the headlines, same feeling as you get from a bad copy of the Sun. You get the feeling they want to line any non hard exit from EU people up against the wall and shoot them. What the hell went on there to turn it from OK (not good, not shit), straight past gutter and right into sewer press.

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Kentucky pried chicken: Fried grease chain's loyalty club hacked

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Make McDonalds look like quality food

Greasy fatty chicken which has died of old age.

I don't understand why it is so popular

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Was not in military

So call him Mr

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Pluck-over-success underdog hires Olympic ski jumper as Xmas bash speaker

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Are you sure?

He was not there to plaster the place?

Good plasterer I have heard and loves not being recognised.

Oh and Cheltenham based.

Was a local hero

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Busted Windows 8, 10 update blamed for breaking Brits' DHCP

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BT Home hub here

Works fine here on XP, 7, Mint, Orbis OS, Cell OS, and what ever is on a Vita

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Re: This website has ruined my life

errr

isn't it railway station?

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Brits think broadband more important than mobes, cars or savings

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Re: "Great" Britain and the USA have so much in common

>> Where do you get your porn?

The hedge?

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Fewer young people learning to drive

But use their internet all the time.

This will skew the figures over time as well.

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90 per cent of the UK's NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP

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Blame MS for writing a working OS with XP

They produce an operating system which runs programs.

A program I ran on my XP machine produces

Unsupported 16-Bit Application

then too much blurb for me to type in.

The language was extrememly popular in the 90s for database applications, I know of at least one large hospital system written in it (I knew the head programmer).

DOS 6.22

MUDOS fine

Real/32 fine*

WFW fine*

95 fine*

98 fine*

NT4 with some issues*

2000 fine*

XP fine*

Vista 32 with some major issues*

W7 32 with showstopping issues (NETBIOS)

W7 64 no hope

* running client server as well!

W7 32 was killed off due to killing off IP support for the program which provides client server access.

We do factory software.

So what did we do in the real world?

Vista - upgrade to XP, or run in a low resolution mode

W7 - tough, we tried, at first use your XP PCs, later test our new Windows software.

Huge DOS system, it took over 5 years to get into a viable WIN32 version. MS does not understand the software industry, you buy software to do a job, not because it is written in X.

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It did not help that.

MS broke a lot of compatalitiy with Vista onwards.

Our old system runs on DOS based systems, 2000 and XP, our current system XP and on.

XP can run more software than almost any other OS.

This is why it refuses to go away

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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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Some organisations who understand evolution.

Church of England

Catholic Church

CofE is interesting as they split religion and science.

And this is an interesting link

http://episcopalscience.org/creation-science/

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What's in Hammond's box? Autumn fallout for Britain's tech SMBs

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I was hoping it may have been about

Richard

With his annoying car.

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Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

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Re: Is there a petition to insist that we DON'T change the new £5 note?

signed

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parts per million

So why are they moaning?

Do they eat the money?

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Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse

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I wonder where XP is currently

Especially as it refuses to die

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Brexit means Brexit: What the heck does that mean...

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Re: Goldsmith lost in Richmond because of it. Apparently.

Yes it was a full 4% for her to be the MP until the end of time.

get it tight a referendum <> vote for an MP

One is a permanent change the other a 5 year term

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Tobacco giant predicts the end of smoking. Panic ensues

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I just do not trust tobacco companies at all

Completely not trusted, they are only in it for themselves and no one else.

As to enclosed spaces, smoking is bad, but when it comes to obnoxious smells not enough exposure to vapers to know yet, but no one mentions the strong perfume/aftershave, the egg sandwich addict, these are pretty horrible in an enclosed room.

So you have a few groups.

The anti tobacco people

The anti smoking AND vaping people

The anti air pollution people

If someone is anti vaping AND trapped with egg sandwiches OK, but if they hate vaping and accept those sandwiches, they are being anti the people.

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UK Parliament waves through 'porn-blocking' Digital Economy Bill

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They wanted to go even further

With their databases, ID cards, and 28 day detention

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Re: Stazi

Various politicians listed.

So who can we trust our country to?

I do like the Nut(al) reference, covers a few.

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Re: Stazi

I have commented about the centre disappearing before.

Cons are lurching toward Authortarian, Lab never really left it (ID cards and such). Lab also heading left with Comrade Corbyn, and Cons are still more or less where they were.

Lib Dems are more Liberal but not sure about their other policies.

Just who can we vote for?

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Stazi

They would have loved this.

Why are we becoming a Police state?

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

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Re: Fighting your way to the top of the food chain?

Humans cannot digest grass, sheep and cows can.

Grass can grow on hill farms when very little else will.

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Loyalty card? Really? Why data-slurping store cards need a reboot

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Re: Nope

The One Ronnie was an actual programme

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Re: Nectar

Erm I do not buy it, I buy decent British Ciders

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Nectar

I once got £90 back on ONE Ebuyer transaction!

Also Homebase, Ebay, BP and Sainsburies.

Not too bad.

So what if they know I buy certain things, just do not use a card for anything embarrasing like US Lager.

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100k+ petition: MPs must consider debating Snoopers' Charter again

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Re: Oh dear

Oooooops

That is me on the list!

However email tracking is also mentioned, how will this be done?

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Passengers ride free on SF Muni subway after ransomware infects network, demands $73k

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Spam them?

They give an email address, fill their inbox with spam

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No super-kinky web smut please, we're British

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Very bad for the libertarian centre right

You know, the sort of people who believe in small government and personal freedom.

There is now no one to vote for, possibly Lib Dems but their new leader is not great on personal freedoms, and they are still a little left.

The Conservatives are travelling down an authortarian route they should never take, are they trying to out UKIP, UKIP?

To the left supporting people, do not assume all right wing people are the same, the idea of voting UKIP to many is as abhorrent as voting for any extremist party.

The natural politics of this country is the centre ground, with the parties now competing on how much they can control us.

Why can they not let us just get on and live our lives?

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Deliver-oops! Takeaway pusher's customers burger-ed by hijackers

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Re: Only just saw proof they are bunch of cowboys

If I wanted something similar we have a local company who does similar, but then most companies deliver anyway

I expect bike food users got a cold meal.

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Only just saw proof they are bunch of cowboys

When I nearly flattened a delivery cyclist in the middle of the night with no lights on.

He was lucky I saw him at last moment.

They can't even afford to run mopeds

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Reg man 0: Japanese electronic toilet 1

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Re: Toilet dreams

Not less cheese but less water

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Re: Toilet dreams

I know what you mean, like the strange leisure centre and I have never been to Egypt nor any Inca replacements.

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Toilet dreams

This reminds me of my occasional dreams about toilets, no doubt one of these will now appear in one.

Searching on toilet dreams usually mentions all sort of bullshit, but of course it means you need the loo.

Like in a big building and EVERY toilet is flooded.

Saw a pyramid with a public convenience at the top, got there after a long climb and it was - closed.

Luckily I have never found a usable one in a dream.

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Two toilets with a yellow shared flush

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I wet the toilet paper!

And funny really my evening one is straight before my shower.

Clean bum here!

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Emulating x86: Microsoft builds granny flat into Windows 10

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Re: Actually, now they are trying the shit that stuck

DOS. Well Vista forced the hand there with removal of full screen DOS support.

XP was their high point, full DOS support and excellent WIN32 support

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Re: Legacy %

Or it is me doing 90% of the development, going DOS to Windows was a huge move, took us FIVE years.

I am nervous, how long will WIN32 be available, or will we make our users put 7 on their new machines in 10 years time.

I have started investigating WINE but some C modules do no work, my dev IDE does however.

I look at the new GUIs coming out, absolutely shit for data entry.

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Lots of small companies stuck on X86

Around the world are many small software houses, supplying specialist and sometimes bespoke software to a moderate number of customers.

Probably late into the world of Windows, small number of programmers, often self taught, but do software no one else does.

Now they have their X86 software running on Windows using WIN32. Sometimes using unusual software to create theirs, (lots of these people used XBase in the 80s and 90s and moved to something unusual to keep their code base).

Anyway people have to buy what they sell, but on Windows no problem. But they are worried now about MS abandoning the Windows market as a total rewrite would take say 5 years.

To them Windows means X86 or similar.

It does not mean some new language which may not be really suitable for specialised data entry screens with large client server setups.

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Amazon's Netflix-gnasher to hit top gear In December

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Re: It got me

Walking Dead

Don't worry I still have all the others to go through and it is likely to end up there sooner or later

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PVR

Humax are your friends, a Freesat HD PVR will plug into a Sky dish

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Re: Gave up on Amazon - poor device support

This is why I recommend a cheap games console.

Even a Wiiiiiiiiiiii will do Amazon

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