* Posts by MJI

5173 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down

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Re: Why does?

Still says hotmail in the address, so still hotmail to me.

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Re: Outlook, Skype, XBox, OneDrive, Hotmail

Is that why I get strange logins for Hotmail now?

I don't have a Skype, nor a One Drive, nor an X Box?

What has an email account to do with online telephones, or a gaming login?

NOTHING

I have had 2 Hotmail accounts for YEARS. They are now approaching unusable, one is my fail over non ISP non my mail server account, and the other my risky use one.

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Why does?

Hotmail bring up that outlook turd, or some generic login nothing to do with hotmail.

I need to migrate those last two accouts off it.

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Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

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Re: Misread the headline!

Look at the way the government are now threatening the BBC for doing the news as it does not fit their narrow view.

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Will start a legal minefield

They say a safe and filtered internet, but why has that PC picked up an encryption virus?

That is NOT safe.

Break out the solicitors.

If you cannot use the internet on an old unsecured version of Windows without getting owned that filter is useless.

But they say that is not the aim.

But it endangers computers.

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Europe will fine Twitter, Facebook, Google etc unless they rip up T&Cs

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Google consent 5h1t

Does this mean they are stopping it and I can remove my greasemonkey scripts?

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GCHQ dismisses Trump wiretap rumours as tosh

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Obama did not order it

May did!

Why do you think she look so confident around him?

She has him by the short and curlies.

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Microsoft kills Windows Vista on April 11: No security patches, no hot fixes, no support, nada

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Re: ME Hated?

It was a real pain compared to 98 R2

Still DOS under the bonnet but hid it for no real reason.

It was a PITA to set up to run DOS applications, much more hassle than 98.

XP was much much better than ME, as at least it was a proper Windows OS rather than a messed up GUI layer

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Phew!

At least I am OK with XP and 7

(yes I did get updates on XP yesterday)

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Canada's privacy watchdog probes US border phone seizures

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Re: Politicians know what to do

>> Trump doesn't do evidence. The fecal bacteria in his gut do all his thinking for him.

No, wrong.

The ginger moggy on his head does that.

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Barrister fined after idiot husband slings unencrypted client data onto the internet

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I think a case of

Education required more than punishment.

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UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Re: Hmm..

Cricket?

I heard of that once.

There are young people who have never seen it, and have no idea who are involved.

A great way of getting a sport into obscurity.

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Re: Greed is the root of all the problems.

Olympics. Another case of pay TV sticking their oar in.

At least we have BBC coverage until 2022

After that, no idea, but no BBC would mean millions of people would not watch who currently do.

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Borked browser baked into Nintendo Switch

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Re: A web browser is a GAMES CONSOLES????

>> So why bother?

As I found yesterday as it was dark so could not see the handholds for climbing, I was trying to grab a Banuk statue but I could not see the hand holds, so I looked it up and found where they were, ran over to the post and climbed up.

Also used to check that I was going the right way for a power cell

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Re: A web browser is a GAMES CONSOLES????

Games consoles are pretty multi use now.

The two main console families provide.

Gaming, Bluray playback, TV streaming, Music streaming, Web browsing. Amongst other things

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Anti-TV Licensing petition gets May date for Parliament debate

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Re: Yours is really the standard pro argument

Film 4 actually produce films as well.The main reason they show films is that they are a film channel. Lots of older films, with a few more recent ones repeated a lot.

Channel 5 produce good programmes? Name them.

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Re: Irish TV

When I was last over there all the office girls were discussing Eastenders.

I think a lot of Irish people watch the BBC!

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Re: iTV low rent

Well I did watch Benidorm last week - it was OK (wife recorded it).

Not actually seen Broadchurch as I rarely watch channels with on screen logos, I purposely only record stuff not wrecked by on screen shit. Basically BBC, C4, and Film 4

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Re: Good going cobber - Pollution reasons

But read the second paragraph about torque converter auto boxes, most I have driven lock up between 45mph and 52mph.

One car in particular would get 5mpg improvement by travelling a few mile per hour quicker.

Current lump drops quite a few RPM when lockup kicks in.

Not everyone drives small boring things.

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Re: Good going cobber

I reckon bikes are safer when you go faster as you can't get whacked from behind by a car.

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Re: iTV low rent

It is telling when you can count the ITV programmes you currently watch a week on one finger.

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Minority output is good, but mainstream they do well

Quite a bit really. I like to watch Michael Portillos journeys., they are good, then the strange or unusual quizzes like Only Connect.

Neither big but both worth watching.

Main stream, some really good stuff, how about Death in Paradise? Or for sitcoms Not Going Out?

Then they try stuff out like Taboo.

As to main stream, imagine an ITV version of Strictly Come Dancing? They would be adding lots of shouting, Aantanddec, reality show nobodies, and Simon Cowell.

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Re: Good going cobber - Pollution reasons

So this means at least 50mph as many cars are most economical around 56mph.

And most slushbox autos are more economical around 50 as well, most drivers chase the lock up for economy reasons.

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Good reasons for BBC

How about David Attenborough?

Planet Earth 2 beat X Craptor final for viewing figures.

Mainstream, high quality and the sort of stuff the BBC does best.

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Re: comparisons

So how come BBC provide so much good stuff for so much less than Sky?

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Re: What provider?

So who will pay for me?

Freesat?

Freeview?

Amazon?

Two are free and one is streaming for CHM.

Proof petition is stupid

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Re: the correct solution

The problem is not that people get Talktalk, but that they take over other ISPs.

So many ISPs get bought by another that it is difficult to avoid them.

I will admit to going BT years ago as they could actually offer ASDL in my area, stayed as they also offered FTTC first. I also had issues with other ISPs prior, when they were more unbundled than today.

Colleague had 3 choices in his area BT, TT, or Plusnet

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Re: Would have helped but

ROFLMAO

Actually it is because his ex girlfriend doesn't want him there.

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Would have helped but

My friend who is dumping them and uses TV has moved house and gone to a different ISP.

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Just demand Migration Access Codes

And move.

Is it possible to move same day?

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Volkswagen pleads guilty to three Dieselgate criminal charges

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I wonder

Sometimes if the older Diesels despite having more emmisions may not be as bad as the EU3 or 4 engines.

Mine is EU3 but for some markets EGR is not supplied. The engine is also known to run better when de EGRed.

But then the exhaust doesn't seem to have that funny smell some Diesel exhausts have.

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Royal Navy's newest ship formally named in Glasgow yard

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Re: Just Like the Bridge

Been open since 1890

So it should have a long life

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Iconic Land Rover Defender may make a comeback by 2019

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Re: Which market segment will they go for?

Because the diffs are body mounted. L322 and on have independant suspension

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Re: Defender end was strange

Engines, well there is a lot of rubbish spouted about them

Series, they had a generally reliable push rod engine, not powerful nor economical but lasted for ever. Most well known are the 2 1/4 petrol and Diesel

90/110 enlarged series engines (2.5l), V8 and the 19J, only disaster was the 19J, now mostly replaced by 200 and 300 from rotten Discoverys.

Defender

200, a revolutionary direct injection Diesel, VERY reliable, a classic engine.

300, an improved 200 with more power and more refinement. Killed off by EU3. Last version of the Series engines.

TD5, a unit injector engine, only survivor from a Rover group new engine programme, powerful, reliable, very tuneable, best engine note besides a V8. Killed off by EU4.

Puma, Ford Transhit engine, rough, sound van like, torquey but no power, not very reliable compared to the previous 3 lumps.

Most engines were reliable with a few sillies like the plastic head dowls, and timing belt alignment. Only bad engine was the early turbo Diesel (19J).

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Re: Superceded? NOT!

Can someone tell me of a superior Japanese off roader to my Discovery 2?

Because I have not heard of any.

Oh and the only breakdown I had was due to age and a rubber pipe popped off a metal pipe.

Comfort, it is very comfortable.

Ability, good on ordinary AT tyres, well it does have traction control AND diff lock.

Handling, it is ACE for an odd roader.

Performance, stage 1 TD5 no contest.

It looks good, goes well, comfortable, could go anywhere between a muddy field and a posh hotel.

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Re: Why did people like the defender?

You can buy tougher half shafts

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Re: Why did people like the defender?

If you keep on top of maintenance they can be reliable.

But they do have niggles, however the basic vehicle can be kept going with repairs for decades.

They are basically a big Meccano set for adults.

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Re: Which market segment will they go for?

Range Rover now runs air suspension which means.

Lowered for more stable on road behaviour.

Raised for superior off road ability.

Anyway was it a FFRR or an Ejoke?

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Re: Needling me?

You can keep cool in a Land Cruiser, but I can keep cool in comfort with more off road ability, with my Discovery 2.

Oh and don't forget on road either, it actually handles and goes OK.

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BT splurges £1.2bn on securing Champions League rights, Sky heads for an early bath

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Re: Ban exclusive rights

I am pleased for your non league teams, welll done to them.

Pity about the Rugby club though, but both the team I support (grew up there) and live near are Premiership teams. So I can if I want legitimately support a Premiership team.

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Re: Ban exclusive rights

Better game?

Is it?

I don't think so.

Local teams used to be able to do well, now they are lucky if they even own a ground.

How can your local team being unable to achieve anything when a small number of companies get all the money and splurge it around often abroad buying up the best footballists there are. They should be nurturing their local talent.

Your local city/town being stuffed is not good football.

BTW my local team has gone from FA Cup giant killers to homeless.

Hopefully Rugby does not go down this route. It would ruin the small teams.

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Re: Ban exclusive rights

Cutting the money sport gets from TV rights could help sports immensly in the long term.

Look at the Footballists. A money hungry upper tier with very lttle going to the lower tier.

Grass roots sports (the next generation) do not benefit.

Look at all the top end football companies, all full of Foreign staff, need a new ball kicker, buy one from abroad.

Less money they will have to try training their own like they used to. That will help grass roots.

Cricket is suffering already from not being on TV some kids do not know anything about the sport and some bloke mentioned on the news a few times a year is meaningless to them.

F1 will go the same way eventually.

Money ruins sport in the long run

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee refuses to be King Canute, approves DRM as Web standard

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Answer is of course

Charge a bit less and get many more customers. Make it an easy option get more.

The cheaper and easier it is the more likely you will get a paying customer.

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Re: DRM means you don't own your content

Book photocopy.

Been there and done that.

About 100 pages copied in a reference book, then ten years later Ebay appears and I can finally buy my own copy!

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Re: DRM means you don't own your content

One reason I still buy paper ones.

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Re: Here is my problem with DRM

Blu Ray

I will admit I took the console route as it was firstly cheaper, secondly quicker, thirdly more likely to be supported.

Mine still works OK and it is from 2009, replacing a 2007 YLOD.

I haven't used my latest console for BluRay but streaming from Amazon and BBC I player is great, trivially easy.

As to Smart TV, mine is more like Village Idiot.

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Re: Here is my problem with DRM

I have been forced to pirate on a few occasions, often due to attempts to stop people easily watching.

A few were of course DRM related, but others were locking down of content to force adverts, and some were format issues.

I put a DVD in my DVD player and I could not get to the film, everything was locked down, even the home menu button, so ripped it, burnt a DVD-R, watched the copy.

After a few of these I learnt my lesson and stopped buying DVDs

Then there was the aborted attempt by one producer to kill BluRay, so of course I obtained a rip of the HDDVD version and copied it to the hard disk of my Blu Ray player. I was so pleased that HDDVD was broken so easily as it helped to kill off that format war.

But then I find that when doing it legally is much easier I will. If I want a BluRay I will buy it and it WILL PLAY or I will obtain it. DVD I only get if someone gives them to me, as so many of the producers are obsessed with forcing you to watch the "would you use a Policemans hat as a toilet thingy", followed by 500 locked adverts of films I am not interested in, so if I have to rip and burn I may as well obtain it rather than rip it.

TV is fair game, but Amazon make it so easy I prefer to hand over for Prime membership. I am the only person at work who has actually paid to watch The Grand Tour. And I would also consider Netflix in the future.

So as you can see if you make it difficult we will work around the issue, make it easy and we will play along.

I cannot see any reason to get 4k Blurays due to the lockdowns, if I can stream in similar quality without lots of do this or do that.

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Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

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Anything to ruin crapita

BBC is pretty good, best we have as a traditional broadcaster in the UK, general taxation would be better for me financially and also worse for Crapita (good) but it is independant of the government and is more or less neutral.

As above left wingers say right wing and right wingers say left, means they must be in the middle.

they also keep ITV and C4 honest.

The idea of all channels like ITV fills me full of horror

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Lap(top) of luxury: Porsche Design revs up 2-in-1 Windows 10 slab

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Porsche

Actually it is easy to sort through Porsche stuff.

Is it an ugly SUV? - Don't buy it!

Is it a strange looking saloon? - Don't buy it!

Does it run on tractor juice? - Don't buy it!

Is it a two seat sports car with flat 6 behind the driver? - Buy it!

Is it a classic car designed by someone called Ferdinand? - Buy it!

Is it NOT a car? - NOPE!

Anything else? - Nope!

So buy your 1950s classics, your 911s, even the Boxster, but anything else - just no.

The saloon, easy, buy BMW M5, the new Alfa, Jaguar.

The SUV, (it is a VW under the skin), either Something from Solihull (RR Sport) or the original VW Toerag V10.

I do like the 911s, solid and very competent cars.

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You're Donald Trump's sysadmin. You've got data leaks coming out the *ss. What to do

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Re: seriously Trevor

Newzoids is like a modern Spitting Image Light.

There is a ginger cat involved!

Spitting Image was good, non British may think that the puppet of the Queen was disrespectful or nasty, but it is funny how you can joke about them without insulting them.

Actually there was not much real nastiness in it, it was just everything exagerated.

The Queen never goes to toilet (but I can't find the song)

Margaret Thatcher and the vegetables

I suppose Mandelson as a snake is .... no it is accurate.

Presidents Brain is missing

The long held British tradition of taking the p155

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