* Posts by MJI

5001 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Could Heather from EastEnders turn on Kettering if Lohan is no-show?

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Re: FAA strikes again?

Fleet Air Arm?

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Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians

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Re: Do not be so mean to merc drivers

last week driving home.

Got dazzled by the sun for 2 seconds, hit shade just in time to see a car 6 foot in front of me who had just pulled out.

If I had been going faster I would have written their car off.

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First look at Windows Server 2016: 'Cloud for the masses'? We'll be the judge of that

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Too scary for small companies

All a lot of them want is a simple server easy to administrate and can run their important stuff.

It got messy about the time start menu was removed.

My favourite BTW is still Netware 5.x

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Queen Lizzie awarded good behaviour medal

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Philip

If her father had not died so young I wonder how high in rank Philip would have gone?

Could he have got to the top?

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Re: Ah yes. More confirmed kills than anyone else

But we are not mocking.

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Don't panic, but a 'computer error' cut the brakes on a San Francisco bus this week

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Brakes should be failsafe

Just like railway ones, when they fail they operate

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'Please label things so I can tell the difference between a mouse and a microphone'

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Want to be cruel

Swap N and M over.

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Re: When we get to the stage where we have to label everything...

Or when Teamviewer and Outlook have very similar taskbar icons

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Y'know that ridiculously expensive Oculus Rift? Yeah, it just got worse

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Re: Everything they're doing would be fine

My Vita is quite good.

Move though a wasted opportunity.

Was brilliant fun for shooters, but a lot did not support it.

Was quote annoyed PS4 shooters ignored it as well.

Made Portal 2 more fun, made aiming very quick and accurate without aim assist in Killzone 3.

But definately a wasted opportunity (but it saved me money on shooter games)

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Oculus will lose the market at this rate.

Current minuses are Facebox ownership, Trump support, expensive custom accessories.

High end will go Vive.

Low end mobile phone.

Middle will dabble with PSVR.

My grunty PC (for 2008) could not run one, yet my £350 games console will be offered an affordable one.

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You're fired (into space)! Trump tops Martian ejaculation poll

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Re: Piers Moron

The first well know person to be thumped by Clarkson

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BT Yahoo! customers: Why! can't! we! grrr! delete! our! webmail! accounts!?

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Re: Own mail server

I use ISP email and what happens?

The bl00dy NSA spy them and the accounts get hacked.

Own mail server, got mail on my 123reg based website

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I have BT and

It was best of a bad bunch at the time

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Citizens don't trust UK.GOV with their data

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And I trust the US even less

NSA back door with UK ISP emails via Yahoo

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Windows 10 market share fell in September

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Re: Alternate stats

Highest ever XP 76.1%

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This weekend I am moving to Win 7

I am putting Windows 7 on our 8 year old home PC. I have just got HDD no 4 for the OS, and it will be triple boot.

Currently starts up into GRUB and a choice of Linux Mint, Windows XP Pro appears.

7 will be added to GRUB.

1) fit all HDD properly (Mint is parked on top of D:)

2) Unplug C: D: Mint

3) Install 7

4) Replug C: D: Mint and do GRUB

5) Move all emails to Thunderbird and use same data location for all 3 boots.

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Early indications show UK favouring 'hard Brexit', says expert

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Car companies

I can see a few moving from the UK, and even some UK based setting up satellite factories in the EU.

My UK designed and built car includes parts from all over the world, technology from other countries too.

The company has already said exiting the EU will harm it, despite it moving to be a premium manufacturer. (mine is not a premium one).

Oh and just had a look, new factory in Slovakia

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Re: "how we label our food"

I upset quite a few relatives who were ardent out voters and all in 70s by calling them coffin dodgers leaving the country in a mess for the young people.

And what did it matter for them as when it was all gone through they would either be too old to care or 6 feet under?

They mentioned general elections. I said so we vote every 5 years if we are part of the EU or not?

Then the ONE major thing to keep us in is being ignored, City of London

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Yahoo! tries!, fails! to! shoot! down! email! backdoor! claim!

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Re: BT customers locked into BTYahoo email service

Still nothing on BBC about this.

Why are the media so disinterested in US "intelligence" spying on UK email users?

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Snoop! stooge! Yahoo! handed! all! your! email! to! Uncle! Sam! – and! any! passing! hacker!

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Looks like BT can be done for this

Linked from BT website

https://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/privacy/topics/safeharbor/index.htm

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Re: What about BT?

BT

ICO have no option for this

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I just emailed BBC

To have a look.

They MIGHT look at the BT connection.

Might as well cause them hassle for outsourcing emails.

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Re: What about BT?

Got my complaint in.

Will escalate and see what happens.

Need to let BT customers know they are being spied on.

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Google may just have silently snuffed the tablet computer

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Actually I am considering a tablet

Not had one before but I can see a use.

Download OS maps onto one, takes up a lot less room than my paper ones.

Quick web surfing away from PC.

Any recommendations?

My idea of a premium brand may be different to yours. Don't really want Apple.

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Lenovo exec: Nope, not building Windows Phones

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Well I liked...........

Symbian phones

X6 was good, N8 after I found I could hide the social sh1te.

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Premier League Sky card crims ordered to cough up nearly £1m

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Who are the victims?

Are there any?

Again "crimes" like this are punished more harshly than kicking someone in the head.

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Brit telcos plead with Ofcom: No one should own more than 30% of available spectrum

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Give it to BBC

They could use it well

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User couldn't open documents or turn on PC, still asked for reference as IT expert

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Re: Schools Defaults

We have a build for that country, everyone else gets mm

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Mozilla tells Firefox OS devs to fork off if they want to chase open web apps vision

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Re: Doubtful that someone running an old unsupported OS is keeping their browser up-to-date

XP at home here, because it was built with it as Vista was a disaster and I am not spending money replacing a working OS.

Yes I did the registry hack for support and yes FF is the main browser.

But since PCs have now really been fast enough for the last decade and newer versions of windows are removing things I use, why should I change?

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Samsung: And for my next trick – exploding WASHING MACHINES

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So that is what the Norks have been using

Smuggled in washing machines for their missiles.

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Nissan reveals self-driving chair

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Re: No no no no no

This is Nissan not the Yanks

RB26DETT thankyou

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Narcissist Heidi Powell wants her dot-com and she wants it now, now, NOW!

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Re: do you know who I am!

And I was going to use that as an answer!

Well he is more famous here than either Heidi

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It's Pablo Pic-arsehole: Turner Prize wannabe hits rock bottom

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The winner is

Peter Abbots for his shed.

Now Peter do some decent locos now rather than imports.

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Matt LeBlanc handed £1.5m to front next two series of Top Gear

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Re: If it sells he'll be worth the money

Danny 14 : BBC Worldwide are paying it, out of TG sales

142 : Actually that would have been worse, he is just too hectic for many people, I have found him irritating since TFIF

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London-based Yahoo! hacker gets 11 years for SQLi mischief

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Would have had less for

Kicking someone in the head

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/09/23/copyright_troll_weeps_20week_jail_sentence/

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Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

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I fully agree and sites like this I see and use ads, but if they move to a banned ad server I no longer see them, I just see cannot load instead.

If forums can manage advertising, why not news sites?

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Adverts

I have seen sites die due to too many scripts even after adblocking.

I have bought from companies advertising on the internet, I see the ad I contact the company and I buy the item.

These ads are simple animated gifs with a few seconds per frame and about 3 or 4 frames, banner ad as as well.

And it would be impossible to boycott the companies without changing hobbies.

Yes the forum financed by ads from companies supplying the hobby the forum is for.

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Re: Adblock banner

They change it regularly, I use Greasemonkey to make the web usable

Every few weeks __nq__hh will be some other text

var MaskElement = document.getElementById("__nq__hh");

if (MaskElement)

{

MaskElement.parentNode.removeChild(MaskElement);

var HtmlElement = document.getElementsByTagName("html")[0];

HtmlElement.style.overflow = "auto";

}

Loads more to remove google privacy warning as I do not agree, need one for youtube as well now.

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Apple wants to buy Formula 1 car firm McLaren – report

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Re: Damn

Opels were sold here for a while (V Cars), Monza was my favourite, later were the Senators with Vx branding. Manta is a coupe version of the Mk 1 Cavalier, it just remained in production longer.

But I reserve my hatred for the branding abomination that is the term "Vauxhall Adam". The person who decided that should be strung up. I think some stickers would fix them.

He was called Adam Opel.

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Re: Damn

Vauxhall made good cars? When?

Quite a few in the 70s with the Droop Snoots, HS Chevette, 80s & 90s with the Senator and Carlton, later with Omega.

Also have a soft spot for the older Cavaliers especially the 2.0 SRi.

My favourite Astra was the old blobby shaped one - as a van. I didn't like the GTE - too much torque steer.

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Great British Great Bake Off gets new judge

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Re: graffiti

No it has a logo stuck on the screen

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Shouty TV

Is when it is time to turn off.

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Re: The BBC is skint?

TVU

I was a huge fan of motorsport, I loved the Mansell era, the WRC McCrae and Burns era, the BTTC when it was all sorts such as Sierra Cosworth & M3s.

Haven't watched an F1 race since BBC stopped doing all live, and guess what?

I DO NOT MISS IT.

I now have a few more hours at the wekend to do things, a bit of DIY, a bit of modelling, go out somewhere, car maintenance.

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Re: @MJI (was: WTF?)

Graffiti is on C4HD, C4 is watchable.

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Re: There is an upside to this cake.

Catch up

I use the PS4 for C4, works fine just a few TV ads.

shITV just moans like hell, no PS4 client so PC time and they are evil, I see their ads but no programs. So use STV player on Firefox instead and delete the node annoying you after the postcode (I used a known postcode from a customer), I will do a greasmonkey script some time to handle it.

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Idris Elba thrashes Night Manager Hiddleston for James Bond job vacancy

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Re: Good but not Bond

No being a new character means new stories not constrained by the Bond character baggage.

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Good but not Bond

Firstly nothing at all to do with being black. Nor to do with continuity.

He would make a great secret agent, but his characters come across more cerebral than Bond.

Yes I know he is an actor, but he doesn't seem Bond to me.

I did like Brosnan and also Connery.

Now make some films with IE as another special agent and we will all watch. Perhaps he could get Bond out of a pickle?

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EU ends anonymity and rules open Wi-Fi hotspots need passwords

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Re: Can anyone explain AOs conclusion?

Or here everything is allowed until someone bans it

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Re: Can anyone explain AOs conclusion?

Napoleon lost though didn't he?

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Re: Even EU supporters hate these sort of rules.

Personally I have no time for him, he hates the UK and acts like a dick.

Plenty of people in Europe are less arseholy than him.

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