* Posts by MJI

5097 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement

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And who goes where the OS maps are?

Well I do

Best mapping there is.

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Re: Tool for the job

I actually avoid Google maps for town usage as I cannot work out what is what on a LCD monitor, all grey on grey.

Definately need shooting.

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Tool for the job

Google can do a route on a URL, but its street maps are difficult to read (grey on grey)

maps.live.com have OS overlays, but search broken.

Streetmap can do OS references but positioning is slightly out

Anyway I have reported the broken search on maps.live.com, Google requires signing in.

No mapping site is that good, and all have some serious flaws.

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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You need to ask why people do it?

As usual it is punish and not learn.

As usual the major reasons are ease of access, and value for money.

People normally go for the easiest route as long as they are not being ripped off.

Of course there are people who would obtain to avoid giving Murdoch money, that is perfectly understandable. But most people will pay for content if it is easy and good value.

I do not consider a restricted satellite receiver with limited channel selections forcing users to pay more than they would like to watch what they would like easy nor good value.

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BBC and Snap. But, why?

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oh f88k

That will be shit!

And yes if I do any photo or video on a phone it is help landscape.

There is enough material of people holding phones like tw@ts as there is.

DO NOT ENCOURAGE THEM

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For $deity's sake, smile! It's Friday! Sad coders write bad code – official

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Re: Want good code

But I am lazy and so I tend to produce stuff which I find easy to maintain.

Duplicating code is harder work than doing it properly!

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Want good code

Try a lazy programmer.

Why?

Because they hate to write lots of meaningless code, they want to reuse as much as possible.

They want an easy life so will make sure their code is easy for them to fix. They will try to avoid bugs too.

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Guess who's suffering an email outage. Go on, it's as easy as 123-Reg

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This morning we suffered a technical outage that affected some of our customers’ services.

I would like to take a moment to apologise to each of you for any inconvenience this caused you and your businesses.

We are investigating this incident to make sure we understand exactly what went wrong and minimise any future risk of this happening again.

Over the past year we have been working to upgrade all of our hardware and redundancy systems to ensure that in events such as this, we are able to get your services up and running as quickly as possible. This, along with the hard work of our support teams, has meant that we have been able to restore your services with no loss of data or email.

We will be continuing to improve our systems to make sure you receive the best service possible from 123 Reg.

Kind regards,

Richard Winslow

123 Reg Brand Director

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Re: Why would you use email from 123/GoDaddy/HostPapa etc. anyway?

Because nothing looks naffer than a longnamewithnumbers@gmail.com

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Re: So that's why.

Because it is more reliable and less leaky than BT emails

Because it is free with my hosting

Because I rarely get issues with it

Google ad fling

Yahoo leak

Hotmail RIP

I have my domain name as my email domain.

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So that's why.

No emails today

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Tablets become feebleslabs as sales spiral down

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Re: I still want one.

Don't worry I green lane as well.

Another need for OS maps

Don't want to go off piste do I?

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Re: I still want one.

Power it off the fag lighter.

Yes I drive on roads navigating with OS maps

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I still want one.

To load up with OS maps rather than carry tons of paper around

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Baggage

Same issue as Sylvester McCoy

Will always be Maurice Moss

Just like Wurzel Gummage is Doc Who

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Re: Space Opera at its finest

The only time I have ever read about a Diesel powered space ship

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Dune film

Seen it, still no idea what it was about.

I think Forever War could be filmable, book was very good.

As to Starship Troopers, I really enjoyed the film, but I have not yet read the book.

But so many books out there to try, imagine Eon or Eternity on the big sscreen

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David Hockney creates new Sun masthead. Now for The Reg...

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I do not understand why people get the sun

It is rough and does not clean well.

This is MUCH better

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=281056020

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To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms

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Re: According to 2 PSN friends

I think they both wanted to move to fibre, they knew I was on Infinity so was working better than the old BTBB days.

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According to 2 PSN friends

The internet is rubbish

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PS4 Pro woes: Random display blackouts caught on camera

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Re: One question

Thanks

That is interesting.

As my TV is only full HD PS4 launch day is fine for me

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One question

Was the capture video on the PS4 fine, or did that glitch as well?

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Trump signs 'no privacy for non-Americans' order – what does that mean for rest of us?

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Re: Trump has become more deranged

>>>> Haven't you guys got someone in MI6 adept at eliminating "undesirables"?

We will get one of the double Os on to it now.

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WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Will it have

The helicopter tune?

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Bill Gates joins $170bn climate change investment club

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Re: @Ivan 4

My main complaint against the green movement is the nuclear side. I am very pro nuclear, but the green movement hates it.

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Re: Victorian values

Reminds me of when a charity had a go at the worlds richest people, people who have given more money to good causes than them by at least 10x.

Bill Gates is doing a lot of good with his fortune.

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Re: Trumpity Trump

To be honest pollution, wasting fossil fuels, and wasteful energy usage bother me more than CO2 levels. (Smog in particular is scary).

But clean energy is an essential, and we need it sooner than later.

Invest in research, thorium bed, fusion, wave power, energy storage.

Now why am I not so bothered by CO2?

1, Methane is worse. 2, saving energy means less CO2. 3, non fossil fuel means less CO2

So win win.

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UK ISPs may be handed cock-blocking powers

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Corbyn / Trump

Actually Corbyn is an embarrasing throwback to the 1970s, but he is not obscene like Trump.

Sad old man vs angry Orangutang immitator

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You forgot trump

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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Re: Democrats overlooking Obama's record

There were worse than Trump

1 - The creationist

2 - The current minion

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Re: No conservative

Hmm you are not a conservative, nothing like what I would call one.

Well most of the ones I know of understand that climate change is happening.

Global Warming is the old name, it is a LOT more complex than that.

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Re: Less than a week in the position...

VP

To be honest he is scarier than Trump.

He is so anti everything, you just know there is some firty little secret somewhere, so can someone find it please?

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Trump's FBI boss, Attorney General picks reckon your encryption's getting backdoored

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I get the feeling he is a crook anyway

So need to make sure no back doors at all.

That said I would be more bothered by US reading my stuff that Russia

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How Lexmark's patent fight to crush an ink reseller will affect us all

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Re: APS

Still was killed at birth by the comment that APS would use a better quality film than 35mm to try to equal the quality.

However the film makers would rather sell film so there was no way APS would get better than 35mm.

So APS died as a film format.

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Re: We're still printing?

I have a Canon printer and get genuine cartridges for similar cost to decent refills.

And really cheap inks seem to mess printers up

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Make America, wait, what again? US Army may need foreign weapons to keep up

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Re: Ground Transport? I have the solution!

Tanks

You could always ask the British to supply some.

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Re: Military-industrial 101

Umm you are claiming credit for some British things there.

Leader in tanks, that is us

Bletchley Park is here

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All the cool kids are doing it – BT hikes broadband and TV bills

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Re: Sport

Sport, cheapest option is to give up and do something else instead, surprisingly easy, I used to watch every grand prix, now I have no interest and you know what? It is great.

TV

Walking Dead apppears to be in loads of places, I am using Amazon for it, a workmate uses Sky.

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Freeview & Freesat

I have lost my Freeview PVR due to DSO, so down to Freesat for recording.

I still have to watch the last series of Red Dwarf.

I expect I can obtain it from somewhere.

Sort it out UKTV I refuse to line Turdochs pockets

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Korean boffins vow 1,000km-an-hour supertrain

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Re: Me

They only have a few and they are not THAT old!

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Microsoft Germany says Windows 7 already unfit for business users

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machine performance

Well

Quite a while ago we bought a hot home PC, top end Pentium 4, went like stink (at the time). Current OS on the market was XP SP1, so that should place the date.

Anyway got replaced at home a few years ago by a quad core, not long after my work PC chucked its hard drive, I could not get my old work PC working (found out eventually due to SP2 flaws), so as it was during the last recession to save money I grabbed my old home PC, pinched the work PC RAM and was running the fastest and oldest PC at work.

The dual core celeryon, left in the dust.

Last used this PC about a year ago, still works, still not that slow, over 10 years old.

Our quad is not that much slower than my sons games PCs.

Old PCs are perfectly workable still

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Re: Anyone Else Here Still On XP?

I converted our XP PC from double boot to triple boot recently

Now has 7 as well.

(Other boot is Linux Mint)

XP gets most use

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MS Access

Is a toy, who would use that?

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Games Machine

Actually I would choose a Playstation rather than a Xbox, no offence to Phil Spencer

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'Exploding e-cig cost me 7 teeth, burned my face – and broke my sink!'

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Still costs less than cigarettes

Cost me two grandparents

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Kill it with fire: US-CERT urges admins to firewall off Windows SMB

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Re: XP Still in use

Because it can run a lot of software.

Unlike lots of other versions of Windows.

There is still a lot of DOS software out in the real world.

There is still a lot of 16 bit Windows software out there.

It can also run WIN32

What else do you need?

Funny really but XP is also the ONLY OS that can run both our last generation of software and our current generation. (My WINE attempts failed)

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Why Theresa May’s hard Brexit might be softer than you think

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Re: I am dreading it

Perhaps, but I think that is Mays real target, she has wanted out for ages

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I am dreading it

Everyone will be worse off.

And what does it have to do with the European Court of Human Rights?

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CBI: Brexit Britain needs a 'sensible and flexible' immigration programme

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Re: Facepalm indeed

>>3. The risible border control argument. Why not take it to its logical conclusion and impose controls >>when travelling between, say, Cheltenham and Gloucester. See how much more productive your >>time will be if you have to make that journey on a daily basis.

1) Try to catch them - too many routes, I'll do A38, then via Down Hatherly, Staverton, and in from that end.

2) GVBP - try to stop someone "on a mission"

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PlayStation 4 probs: Gamers struggle with PSVR headset blackouts

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Re: Reset expectations

I have had good customer service from them

1st gen IDTV - updated regularly, once had a tuner mod by an engineer when the sound was wrong way round

Video camera - CCD chip fault bad glue batch, repaired at quite an age for free.

Digital camera - CCD chip replaced for free

PS4 - faulty PSU on launch day unit, swapped out for new one

And I still have a working 1982 VCR

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