* Posts by MJI

5262 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

DTMF replay phreaked out the Dallas tornado alarm, say researchers

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When I saw the word Tornado

I was hoping it was about this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-39581712

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/tornado-steam-train-hits-100mph-secret-test-run-east-coast-main/

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Apple’s premium TV plans – the hobby doomed to stay that way

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Re: TV Subscriptions

Easy to rationalise

1. BBC - Top Gear

6. Amazon Prime - The Grand Tour

All motoring shows worth watching counted for.

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Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

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Re: Project Scorpio?

Worse spelling than I thought!

Missing key strokes mainly and a shift 4 rather than 5

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Re: Project Scorpio?

PS4 runs on a variant of BSD not Linux

Standard PC graphics ;ibraries are also not best for graphics quality.

DX12 best, doubt it.

Getting closer to the "Metal" is always best for performance.

I reckon SCORIO will be about 10$ to 20% more powerful hardware wise, but never bet against Sony ICE team and Guerilla*

* yes they did have a PS3 multiplayer which looked better than the first this generation COD

Sorry for any bad spelling as I can't quite see my monitor clearly due to presbyopia and y moniror glasses are at work

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Re: Steam

But many great games missing.

This week I have played 3 games

Horizon Zero Dawn, console only

Destiny, console only

Uncharted 4. consoel only

Yes I took down a robot dinosaur* with a compound bow and arrows

Yes I ran around slaughtering aliens.

Yes I robbed an auction (hard play through)

And yes I own Borderlands 1, 2, Presequel

* Most are mammal equivalents, only the Thunderjaw is a robot dinosaur.

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Re: This "or" That ?

But it would not cover PS and XBOX

Then you do need 2 subscriptions

Quite possible that console 2 would be off line.

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"If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use?... Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?"

A tractor

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Re: Microsoft cheque in the post?

Raw power helps.

Better draw distances, better animations, more NPCs, more detailed characters.

It can allow more engrossing stories, more games which provide that wow feeling.

After spending the last month hunting robotic animals, being able to stop and sightsee really adds to the experience.

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Re: I'll buy it

But better than emulating a PS1 is that I can download and play a lot of them on the 3.

Oh and you can play Crash Bandicoot on a PS4 as well, complete with commentry from Nathan Drake himself.

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Re: Multiprocessing

One good thing about the PS3 was the fast connection between CPU and GPU, it enabled the fast but low throughput GPU to use a few CPU SPUs to do calculations.

Hard to code for, but when done properly by the likes of Naughty Dog or Guerilla the results were astounding.

The 360 was a lot easier to code for but ultimately a bit less powerful.

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Re: I'll buy it

Well stuff that

I am only missing the PS1.

Got 2, 3 and 4

And prefer Vita games to telephone games

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Re: RX 480

The SCORPIO fixes the XBONE technical weaknesses.

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Re: Multiprocessing

1 main CPU core

6 SPU cores

7 cores basically, but most of them got used as surrogate GPUs.

And console CPUs are a little bit different to telephone CPUs.

last gen though was fascinating.

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Interesting

Same ram as PS4 (GDDR5) but more, slightly more compute cores than PS4PRO, running slightly quicker, slightly better CPU than PS4PRO. A number of small improvements which will all add up.

Appears to be similar improvement over PS4PRO as PS4 is over XBONE.

If it is not too much money it would be worth getting if you have a suitable TV, and you like the games.

Now the crunch, where are all the games for it? Is it worth the extra money over a PS4PRO? Will people upgrade from XBONE or S? Will PS4PRO owners double up? Would a TV owner going from HD to UHD get one?

And one more thing, Sony have 2 studios who can wring the last drop put of any console, would a SCORPIO game look better than Horizon : Zero Dawn on PS4PRO.

Now if I was in the market for a new console (my PS4 stays put) I would go S before SCORPIO, due to price as it would be an exclusive only box. If I had a new UHD TV I would go PS4PRO for the games over SCORPIO.

I hope it does well as we need a strong market to keep everyone honest.

Anyway good luck MS with the SCORPIO, it will keep the market active, but you have rather a large lack of Thunderjaws.

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Murdoch will get EU green light for full Sky takeover – reports

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Re: I do try

Well due to forced adverts Fox DVDs are unpurchasable so Fox = torrent

In fact it was Sky poaching stuff off Free to Air that lead me first to the world of torrents

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I do try

To not give a single penny to the crook and his companies.

But it is difficult.

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BOFH: Defenestration, a solution to Solutions To Problems We Don't Have

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I think we see

An apprentice PFY here.

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The beast is back: Reborn ekranoplan heads for the Arctic

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Re: Did anyone hear the name "Caspian Sea Monster" and think.

Nope.

Instead I got excited about the well know 10 engined KM

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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Re: How does this compare to Windows 7?

Mine is off, but search is broken.

I typed in action centre, nothing found.

I don't type Yank

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Alabama man gets electrocuted after sleeping with iPhone

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Not happen here

BS1363 FTW

As to dog tags, for fashion?

Wasn't it a dodgy fashion years ago?

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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Company were also stupid

They sack a sysadmin without protecting their system.

Sack someone and you make an enemy. As soon as you are considering it make sure that you can protect your system.

Bring them into the meeting, chat about why and how sorry you are to let them go. Offer a nice (but honest) reference. Keep them there.

While this is happening change all passwords, temporarly block all remote access, make sure your backups are OK.

If there is no new sysadmin ready to drop in, oh dear!

Remember there are people who think BOFH is a documentry.

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Boeing and Airbus fly new planes for first time

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787

Nice to see first flight using RR Trent engines.

Something world beating and British

Boeing or Airbus, both use a lot from the UK.

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Your internet history on sale to highest bidder: US Congress votes to shred ISP privacy rules

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Re: WTF?

Is there a copy anywhere safe?

Do not want to go to a conspirasy theory site

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The evolution of ransomware: How a nuisance turned into a business menace

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Time to come down heavy

National security risk.

We have the technology GCHQ

We have the reply SAS

Just do it, trace them back and terminate them.

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Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

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What a backwards place.

Not sure what to say, but so incredibly backwards.

I am surprised this moron has even heard of computers.

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Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

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My internet enabled dishwasher

Is currently looking at new wood flooring.

I have to do two rooms and she is looking for the colour she wants.

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UK Home Sec: Give us a snoop-around for WhatApp encryption. Don't worry, we won't go into the cloud

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Re: Halcyon visions of yesteryear

But Elms was a really nasty piece of work, but looking at recent events I would say that nutters recruited by extremist nutters is a really important thing to watch.

Lee Rigby killers and Elms are both of this type.

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Why was Elm not in prison?

A complete nutter and used to go around slicing people for fun.

Elms should have been on a watch list as a total nutter found by radical nutters a few years ago.

Plenty out there about his past, a really nasty piece of work.

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Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

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Re: FYI to everyone...

I found that Google was faulty, one of the biggest faults is that + is no longer used so searching for X Y Z will find many results for Y Z but none for X Y Z, so did +X Y Z, errors.

DuckDuckGo however returned a few X Y Z sites.

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Re: Adobe Reader... + Memories of Ashton Tate

Should have gone to Nantucket then, or CA even

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Re: Yep...

Does it on computers as well

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Bad GUIs

I hate moving stuff, especially when stuff is moved for no reason.

But my favourite and the one which needed a restore was great.

I wiped an accounting system.

Why?

Because it used non standard GUI.

I accidently went into the wipe system option so clicked no. But the program yes no boxes were all swapped over, so I clicked yes, brilliant design there Pegasus, I did have a go at you for that. A right shonky piece of software.

I so wanted to bypass their importer by directly inserting transactions but I was told not worth the risk, use their ANAL and TRAN files.

I still think directly inserting is safer than letting a programmer test on a system.

BTW Our system used a DBF compatable client server system.

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UK.gov confirms it won't be buying V-22 Ospreys for new aircraft carriers

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Re: ->The V22 has a less than stellar safety record, bring back the Fairey Rotodyne

Or another one, didn't we used to have a very effective V/STOL jet fighter?

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Beat me to it

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US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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Gobsmacked

Totally unbelievable.

I need to tell a US friend who didn't vote against Trump (not sure if abstained or Trumped) he will be for sale and it is his own fault.

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Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay

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If I get stressed at work I go next door

Sort of.

Next building to ours is an old building, black timbers, white paint. A sign on a post. Quiet and relaxing.

Serve Stowford Press.

Yes I work very near a pub!

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Re: Joyous news!

Fruit is for fermenting, apples, grapes, pears.

Vegetables are for keeping the meat company in a roast.

Roast potatoes hmmmm

Leeks hmmmmmmmmm

Sprouts hmmmm - really!

And some nice roast beef and Yorkshires, or chicken with stuffing.

But I detest peas!

I am now hungry!

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If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone

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Police state?

Lot of effort being invested here.

Seems worrying.

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Amazon dodges $1.5bn US tax bill: It's OK to run sales through Europe out of IRS reach – court

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All in Europe

So sell in Europe and Tax in Europe, nothing to do with US taxes.

I cannot see anything wrong with that.

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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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