* Posts by MJI

5249 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

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I use

Firefox with Classic Theme Restorer and do not like Chrome, for a start where is the search box?

Oh and my video recorders came from the factories of Sony and Sanyo as well. 1 portable and 2 HiFi sound, well those are 2 VCRs which can be identified and a 3rd guessable.

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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mspaint

I have back installed Vista paint on W7 at work as it has menus unlike the W7 version.

So W10 is falling?

Not surprised.

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UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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How about this for making money by tax?

Cannabis fluid for vapers.

Not skunk but the ordinary stuff.

Think of the tax money

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Re: One has to wonder who is paying those guys off

I would ban egg sandwiches from the work place.

Horrid stinky things!

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Well!!!

I hate smoking, horrible stinky habit, good for killing grand parents.

Vaping is a good ecape route from it.

I would rather have vapers around than smokers.

BUT. No overblown smells please, I am not a fan of strong perfumes either.

Also anything that weakens the smoking industry is good.

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Another Brexit cliff edge: UK.gov warned over data flows to EU

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Re: "The potential downside of not getting this right is very serious,"

"Maybe you should talk to people outside your normal circle of acquanintances?"

Funny but a lot of them voted remain, but of the leavers about 50% thought about it and thought it was a good idea. The other 50% were f**kwits.

This includes some relatives, one particular uncle is really embarrasing about it.

Are they one of my downvoters?

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Re: "The potential downside of not getting this right is very serious,"

"If you voted to leave you are a) a moron of massive proportions and/or b) a massive xenophobic racist".

Well from my experience about 50% of them are.

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Thoughts

The writing has always been variable, but not sure on the new show runner.

RTD did a good relaunch and Moffat did a good takeover.

Some new Who episodes are classics (Blink, the castle one with Capaldi).

Actors variable, Tom Baker still favourite despite starting with Jon Pertwee.

But the last few all worked though. Only odd ones were Tristian Farnon and Silvester McCoy, (not bad, but odd), got to give it to Peter Capaldi to be the Doctor despite a biggish name.

As to woman been there done that with Missie.

However I am not that bothered, more concerned if I will actualy like it. Will it be like the best of the original, the best of RTD, the best of SM, or like the worth of?

Or will it be completely different, I have seen that launch trailer and definatley a bit worried. Style, not keen on.

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Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women

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How can they make a profit from it?

Repeated visits and letters, loads of them, to homes not yet occupied. New builds or rentals not yet rented are being pelted with them, no occupants, no TVs.

Just two I know of.

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IETF moves meeting from USA to Canada to dodge Trump travel ban

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Re: 3 presidents and the war on tourists must continue until the last one is stamped out.

Didn't May say the same in Wales?

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Eggheads identify the last animal that will survive on Earth until the Sun dies

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I thought the last surviving organism would have been

Richard Hammond

Red car of course, not on fire

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Which Enterprise?

_ and A would do it,

D would walk it

Defiant would absolutely destroy it.

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Re: No contest

SAAB was actually pretty good, I just wanted series 2

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Google blows $800k on bots to flood the UK with 30,000 'articles' a month

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Google of all people

Who have just trashed Google news.

Used to be easy, all the headline stories listed, grouped links to other sites where I can browse. Date search as well.

Now it is terrible and all the usefulness gone.

I do like aggregation services as they expose me to new news sites.

Now it is BBC, then one neutral, one a bit trashy, one left wing, one right wing, rather than a nice list of sites over one story.

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While USA is distracted by its President's antics, China is busy breaking another fusion record

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Re: Crazy ideas?

30mph - bullshit from coaching companies to try to stifle railways

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Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway

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Re: 2 attractions now

Pity no blue 26, 27 or 37 anymore

I should be embarrased as the last time I travelled by train in Scotland it was push pull 47s and I went to Kings Cross behind The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

Currently planning a trip up there starting from Glasgow going to Inverness but it is around 700 miles.

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2 attractions now

I will have to go.

Strathspey Railway and this mountain one.

Stuff skiing, bring on the trains

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Boffins' five eyes surprise: Bees correct colour for ambient light

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Re: More importantly...

Due to wide fingers I have to type in landscape on a mobile telephone, but some screens do not rotate. nor do pointy things work, had to find a special pen to do it.

And there is a special place in hell for vertical videoers.

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Why?

We also have auto white balance (this is what it is).

We do not see ultraviolet because it would damage our eyes long term (filtered out by the lens).

But some of us (I would suggest the majority of ElReg readers) have one thing other animals do not. A superb brain.

So we have good colour vision for a mammal, average night vision (due to good colour), excellent front limb control, OK hearing, poor smell, OK taste. Average poison resistance (rabbits can eat things which would make us ill, we eat stuff poisonous to dogs.) Then we do have hot weather endurance due to sweating.

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Re: Have you visited the petition?

Actually I think Pence is gay but fighting it.

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Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

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Re: "I get to make a genuine difference to people's lives"

So do I

In IT

I get thanks as well.

Small business, vertical market software, low sales, high value, you know your customers.

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Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

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Just closing it now

Downloading all my images and deleting the albums

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I am emptying it now

Good job I do have my own hosting but then tonight I need to waste time changing my web site

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HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS

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Or send a missle

The government are discussing this as an answer.

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Less likely to annoy the user

When 7 is bogged down with TrustedInstaller then svchost killing it off, and 10 is just horrid. XP seems like a breath of fresh air.

I had to kill off both to get any work done today!

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Concorde without the cacophony: NASA thinks it's cracked quiet supersonic flight

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People often forget

That one small fleet of airliners have travelled more miles supersonic than all the others put together.

I have seen it somewhere but cannot find it now.

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Re: It was however

I thought the crashes were due to poisoned design information.

That the Concorde builders had deliberately faulty planes just in case.

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The 'DUP' joins El Reg’s illustrious online standards converter

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Which one is

Brooke Augustine?

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Despite high-profile hires, Apple's TV plans are doomed

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Re: Apple could succeed only if it makes programming for the ignored demographics

Michael Portillo.

I do like Great British Railway Journies

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Re: Apple Games

Actually I think they would get stomped on by the current makers.

The current 3 all own major studios, they all have deals with the bigger non owned studios. They all own desired IP.

I could not see EA, Activision, nor Ubisoft going to Apple over one of the big three.

I could not see a PS4 owner getting an Apple box, much more likely to get a XB1 and vise versa.

If they already do, more likely to go Switch or gaming PC.

I think Apple know that.

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Re: A few things need to be right

So it won't get seen.

Streaming market to TV is almost all done by one of the following

App on Smart TV, App on Console, Kodi, Amazon thingy.

I know one person who watches on a laptop, most use one of the above clients, if they stream.

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A few things need to be right

1 - Good material, this means real quality, sourced from producers who know what they are doing. Both Amazon and Netflix have managed this. Personally for me Man in High Castle was worth a watch but The Grand Tour was the clincher.

2 - Widely available, no matter what you have you can get it, this means streaming boxes, games consoles, mobile telephones. I only watch TV if it is on one of the following, if not, forget it. Freesat, Freeview, one of my consoles. TV on a telephone, no chance, PC forget it, I spend all day at work staring at monitors, I want it on my TV.

3 - Easy to buy, Amazon Prime was easy, wife did it on the PC, I literally logged in on the PS4 and was able to enjoy Clarkson Hammond and May just before midnight. I would suggest for Apple to make it even easier to add in support from the main console payment systems.

Oh and for controlling what I watch, easy I don't watch anything with a channel logo, that cuts out a LOT of crap.

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We'll drag Microsoft in front of Supremes over Irish email spat – DoJ

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Why not start a relocate?

To a civilised country.

Ireland seems nice and EU do like privacy.

I am sure it would be a nice upgrade from living in Trumpton.

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WannaCrypt blamed for speed camera reboot frenzy in Australia

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What is wrong with JCBs or old tyres

They seem to work very well.

I know of one used for high speed testing which was eventually removed by a farmer.

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BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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TIGASA

My TIGASA list if different to my wifes. No problem, she worries about colours, I worry about the quality and usabilty.

But then at work we all have different TIGASA lists over cars. No 2 owns a kit car I struggle to get in.

Person 1 : is it economical

Person 2 : is it different

Person 3 : is it fast

Person 4 : is it big engined, automatic, and comfy

Person 5 : can they fit all their kids and their friends

Person 6 : is it insurable

So Person 1 gets a cold sweat at the thought of Person 4 getting < 30mpg. Yet Person 4 cannot understand buying a car with a 1 at the front of capacity and only 4 cylinders.

I do tend to upset him a bit by quoting poor consumption and buying fuel because the garage is near rather than cheap.

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Cheeky IT rival parks 'we're hiring' van outside 'vote Tory' firm Storm Technologies

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Re: FACTS

1) I reckon you are the MD.

2) I think it was supposed to be light hearted and backfired.

When I saw that I thought immediately it was a piss take and not serious.

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Re: "VOTE CONSERVATIVE if you believe in free enterprise and progression"

Oh another Merkin confusing UK and US politics.

Democrats occupy a similar place to the UK main three parties.

Republicans make UKIP seem reasonable.

Main difference between our parties is over economic policies and size of government.

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Think before you vote

Too many do not do this and vote for the rosette.

There is also a lot of friction between Remainers and Brexiteers, one lot very annoyed and the others gloating.

That referendum last year split the country more than anything before.

I have noticed a huge change in voting intentions, the Conservatives has lost a lot of their natural support, but gained some ex Ukipper support.

Labour have picked up a lot of floating and first timers.

Lib Dems, Greens again picked up some floaters.

But the people voting for party X are often different to the previous election.

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And Sega!

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Queen's speech announces laws to protect personal data

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Re: The good news is that she didn't mention Trump is visiting...

I only want him to come.

So he can make a grab for a Royal crotch and get dealt with.

If he survives a kicking from Phil/Charles/William, how about a new residence in the Tower of London?

Or will it be his stupid handshake getting him headshot by the SAS?

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Re: Is this a deterrence?

That was a Ukip policy!

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F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen on IoT: If it uses electricity, it will go online

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Does this mean Talkie Toaster?

I really hope not

"Would you like some toast? Some nice hot crisp brown buttered toast. No? How about a muffin then? Nothing? You know the last time you had toast. 18 days ago, 11.36, Tuesday 3rd, two rounds. I mean, what's the point in buying a toaster with artificial intelligence if you don't like toast. I mean, this is my job. This is cruel, just cruel."

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Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn't like it

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Re: '34 years of development - Windows 10 is the result'

Professional gamers is a very small subset of gamers. But Windows support will not disappear while Microsoft produce a console.

As to Linux support, how similar is it to BSD which a variant of is well supported.

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Re: '34 years of development - Windows 10 is the result'

As a programmer in a small software house. It comes down often to economics.

We happily went along with MSDOS for years, but customers want Windows.

So get staff skilled in it, rewrite the system, finally got there.

We do not have the staff to rewrite again, but I feel like MS are trying to force us off Windows.

Our software on the Windows OSes which matter (XP and 7) is rock stable, but often crashes on 10.

What have MS changed to cause this?

Up times in months down to uptimes in hours.

WTF MS!

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Jaguar Land Rover ropes in Gorillaz to help it lure 5,000 'electronic wizards'

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Not so sure

Quite a few engine problems, nothing seems as reliable as the last 3 Land Rover designed lumps.

The Trannie lump is not as reliable as a TDI300, not as smooth or powerful as a TD5

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But you still need

The Land Rover product to extract the LC WHEN it gets stuck.

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Elon Musk reveals Mars colony rocket capable of bringing pizza joints to the red planet

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Re: Venus is too nasty, Mercury too hot and the moons of Jupiter or Saturn too distant.

It is called an off site backup.

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Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs

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Re: What about the important things?

Of course!

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Uber sued after digging up medical records of woman raped by driver

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Re: Just close them down.

Or like Richard Hammond

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Fighter pilot shot down laptops with a flick of his copper-plated wrist

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Re: Everyone missed the classic one

Vieo camera sockets.

There are not many I know of.

AFAIK just two in the domestic market, 10 pin & 14 pin.

Many high end 10 pin cameras got fitted with 14 pin leads or adaptors as the best recorder was 14 pin.

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