* Posts by MJI

4587 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Ad blockers responsible for rise in upfront TV ad sales, claims report

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Re: Want people to watch your ads.

But they were not mentioned in the dead ads, just the link I showed, I have loads in HOSTS

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Re: Want people to watch your ads.

Hovis had a good ad, even used Ridley Scott!

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Want people to watch your ads.

Make better ads.

Oh and a forum I used to like ads on (VERY relevant) has gone to a blocked ad server not allowed out of any of my hosts,

I made a point of telling them too

Quite a few other posters are also of the same opinion. A lot of us block adserver.adtech.de.

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Re: Easy way to avoid TV ads

Paying for Sky, seems expensive to me, but my Freesat HD box has a good skip x seconds button

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Re: Easy way to avoid TV ads

ITV are a waste of time, some stuff on C4, and a few films of Film 4, fast forwards on those. BBC only broadcaster suitable for live viewing

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Easy way to avoid TV ads

Only watch BBC

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Coup-Tube: Turkey blocks social networks amid military takeover

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Re: Not good for Turkey nor the rest of the world

Where is Boris when we need him?

(Limerick)

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Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs

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Does taking a piccie of my dog count?

Oh look what I caught!

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Re: P-Go is like a cheap tour of the homeless camps

I thought it was sex shops.

However some cafes were refusing players entry unless they bought a drink

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One of my teenagers annoyed

That his phone is too old to run it.

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Re: Well I would comment on this...

Playing games in office?

Don't think I would get away with a DS4 in my hands

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Re: Strange

Don't know anything about Angry birds as my mobile gaming device of choice has plenty of decent games.

Done tin can shooting with air rifle when a teenager.

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Re: What's wrong with cartoons?

Cartoons

Output of Studio Ghibli

Pixar

GITSAC

Sorry I do like cartoons and I am in my 50s

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Re: The whole thing

Bronie

I HATE you.

That is so disturbing, grown men dressed up as toy horses.

No thank <diety of choicw>, only possible is a Frozen fan and loves Eurodisney.

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Strange

Wlf and Doom I know about those, but what is this bottle thing and this pig thing?

I work near 2 pubs, does that count?

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Nor do I?

They just seem to be collecting cuddly toys.

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Re: The whole thing

We have 1 or 2 football fans here. But

4 car enthusiasts

3 modellers

2 model railway fans

3 parents with children at home

1 Frozen & Disney fan

1 Brewer

2 avid games (both like same game, but different consoles)

1 boxing fan

4 film fans

Out of a small team, quite a range of subjects.

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It's not our fault we don't hire black people, says Facebook

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Re: Perhaps they do not like Facebook

But still probably less harm than Facebook

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Perhaps they do not like Facebook

Perhaps they have taste.

Lookheed and BAE sound like much more interesting places to work.

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Windows Phone users beg Pokémon Go creators for attention

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Re: Good luck with that

Am I alone in thinking we need an alternative to Iphone and Android?

Perhaps Windows is not it, perhaps it is ?

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Re: Phones <> Games console

I get ratty at my current work phone (an Android jobby) as it is no that good at being a phone, my two phone ago N8 was much better at being a telephone,

And my Vita is much better at playing games.

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Re: As an advert for *not* buying a Windows Phone

Yes it is sarcasm, they call it Windows and it doesn't run Windows software

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Re: As an advert for *not* buying a Windows Phone

If you want to run games on your Windows phone, go to Steam store and install some Windows games.

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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Re: I don't get it

Example 2 the first comment line is on the /* line

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Re: Well there is a point to this

Soemtimes code which you fully understand when written make no sense a year later when you are modifying it.

I prefer to write the comments then add the code in afterwards.

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Nathan Hale

Funny but when I played Resistance Fall of Man I do not remember that comment

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Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

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Things are messed up

American Policeman executes a member of the public for being black, needs a murder charge.

Another American goes (cannot say mad as this was well planned) strange and starts sniping Policemen from a completely different city to the above murder.

If the country avoids widespread riots they will be lucky.

Hopefully a murdering Policeman being locked up for life will help.

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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Re: Regression to the really mean

And I can guess where any hatchets would be buried

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Re: greatest female leaders this country has ever had. @Symon

Don't knock the chap.

Ken Clarke is one of the most respected politiicians of his era.

He knew what he was doing.

As to general Conservative membership, don't do a Corbyn, do vote for least worse option, my MP is doing that, so general members do the same please.

And just remember that we do not like nutjobs like Leadsom. The UK could handle a May but not the nutjob.

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Re: Hmm

Good spot, have an upvote!

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If I was God I would not want to talk to her.

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At least May stopped McKinnon extradition

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Re: She scares me

That party forgets that the majority of voters like centre politics.

To a lot of people they saw Ken Clarke standing against some right wing knob. And what happens? Right wing knob gets selected and loses. As a voter I would like to have seen Ken Clarke up against Tony Blair as leader of opposition. A lot of people would have voted for a Ken over a IDS. But what do we know, we are only voters, not party members.

Then they select a reasonably central person - he becomes PM.

Please note parties, since the mid 1990s the government has been more or less central, keep it that way please, no lurching to the right, I prefer the more centre ground Conservatives to the hard line right.

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Re: Ken & Treasury

AFAIR he was quite a good chancellor.

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Re: Hmm

Their current best choice announced his standing down.

Also why has the party which has boasted so much about equal rights for women only had a woman leader as a stand in until they could find a man to take over, then who did they choose?

Sorry two women PMs trump women only short lists.

I also think there will be a new PM post EU exit (if it happens) as the next few years will be toxic to the MPs involved, whoever that is I do not know, but both main parties have some interesting.

And it is depressing when May is best choice.

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She scares me

Firstly I will say that the current PM is much more preferable to the 5 shortlisted replacements. Not the greatest PM but not a disaster. And worked well in the coalition.

The 5 in the short list

Gove, er no

Welsh chap - bit too religious

Fox - bit right wing

Leadsom - so not trust at al

May - least worse

Leadsom is a dangerous fool

Finally, Ken Clarke comments, how honest and refreshing, why didn't he ever get selected for leader?

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Sociology student gets a First for dissertation on Kardashians

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it is spelt

Cardassian

Spoon heads

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Isis crisis: Facebook makes Bristol lass an unperson

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Re: Banjo Problem

I have always wondered sjince hearing the term.

Which bit is it?

Can't find anything like a string down there. Got the insides and the sliding cover. No adhesions or anything like that.

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'I urge everyone to fight back' – woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

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Re: Fallout 4

The point is games are written for non Windows OSes so you do not need it.

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Re: Fallout 4

Same way I play Destiny in a BSD environment, or most recently Uncharted 4

Yes Sony use a version of BSD for their console.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_4_system_software

So LOTS of games run in a Unix type environment, and no sign of Windows anywhere near it.

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Fallout 4

I will be getting later this year and will be playing it on a fork of BSD

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Re: Smart Lady

See her picture, she does give the impression doesn't she?

Don't mess her about

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Lightning strikes: Britain's first F-35B supersonic fighter lands

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Re: Curious minds want to know

What about all the British parts on it?

Lift Fan

Quite a bit of air frame

Martin Baker ejection seats

Some of the electronics

We could stuff the US if we wanted

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Re: "supersonic fighter"

FRS1

Fighter

Reconnasance

Strike

They had RADAR and Sidewinders, they were fighters

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What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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Re: Speculation

Funny but I can't think of many reasons to buy Audi over British alternatives. And for 4wd any reason not to buy a Land Rover model - on older ones spares are so cheap and plentiful.

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Those Xbox Fitness vids you 'bought'? Look up the meaning of the word 'rent'

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Seemd to be on a hiding to nothing

Gamers do not tend to do their exersizing by their consoles. Either no exersize, gymn or they go outside.

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Re: Smart TV's as well

TV clients are a moving goalpost. And normally written by the TV channels.

But I do have a Sony device from about 10 years ago, that does BBC I Player

I have one from two three years ago and shITV do not support it, despite large sales.

I'd ask BBC.

They seem to understand TV streaming quite well.

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Dry those eyes, ad blockers are unlikely to kill the internet

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Re: People who use adblockers...

Radio ads - Admiral caused me to not listen to the radio for about a year, high pitched whistle nearly caused crashes. Now use BBC local radio since our ILR got Borged

TV ads - entertaining ones get watched, and if it is for a game I like the look of watched multiple times. But otherwise skip skip skip

Internet ads - only viewed on certain forums when ads are related, and are of things I am actually interested in, otherwise blocked

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Re: @werdsmith - People who use adblockers...

charity bags

We love them

Free bin nags

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Re: People who use adblockers...

One forum I use had safe relevant adverts, I used them, I liked them, no problem at all, got to see what they were bringing out new for me to buy.

This is for a particular hobby, and all advertisers were suppliers to that hobby.

Now they have moved to "Unable to connect" "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at adserver.adtech.de."

Which will NOT be let out of HOSTS.

Now I don't get to see them and I actually wanted to.

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