* Posts by MJI

5249 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Just demand Migration Access Codes

And move.

Is it possible to move same day?

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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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Anti-TV Licensing petition gets May date for Parliament debate

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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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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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Re: Secure?

The A Team would make a much better job than that oaf they currently have

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

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Re: Rather go the other way

No Win 7 user looking for an escape route

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Rather go the other way

Got a Win7 PC at work, I do NOT want to go 10.

Rather get all my tools working in WINE.

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Gov wants to make the UK the 'safest place in the world to go online'

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Safer internet

Until people can open emails without getting crypto blackmailed.

Until people can surf without the fictional Cheshire Police page internet is dangerous.

Unpleasant pages are not dangerous.

Cryptoworms are.

Viruses are.

GET THE PRIORITIES RIGHT GOVERNMENT

GET GCHQ tracking the cryoto virus teams, then send in the SAS to clean up the mess. They are supposed to be world class so I am not asking too much.

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Ad men hope blocking has stalled as sites guilt users into switching off

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Why do admongers think we owe them a living?

I need an answer please.

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Re: integrated marketing

Actually I did have an advert once for an XBox exclusive on 4OD.

Very funny as it was wasted on me.

Surely they know what clients are running on the end user hardware when not a PC.

If you are going to send customised adverts make sure they are relevant!

Multiplatform or PS4 would be relevant!!!!!

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We do already

This year I have watched a few series in HD, no adverts, no logos. A couple of examples

Death in Paradise (funny)

Taboo (very weird)

Portillos various railway journeys

Found them on my Humax hard drive where it nicely collected them from my satellite dish.

Well I knew they were recording and I was watching a few minutes behind live.

By careful avoidance of ITV and C5 I can also avoid onscreen logos.

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Youtube

Anyone got an adblock for the PS4 web browser?

Please!

And other sites keep accusing it of being a telephone by shoving me mobile sites.

Most annoying when grinding for collectables.

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Re: personal system

Mine is simple, watch BBC and subscription streaming sites

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'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss

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Re: Disgustingly Evil

Google maps are pretty poor, their USP are the easy linking, street view, and route calculation, their weak spot, is the rather poor grey on grey map, and lack of national standard map features.

Google do not even support the grid reference, what kind of map is it without the grid?

This is the UK, we have the best mapping agency there is, we expect to see maps of similar quality, only Streetmap and Live have easy use of OS maps.

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FAKE BREWS: America rocked by 'craft beer' scandal allegations

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Re: Tesco hate

Well Tesco have gone the wrong way.

They used to sell a number of ciders from a local producer, now they don't, and of course more imported and mass produced by non cider company ciders are on the shelf.

The local producer BTW is a biggish one - Westons!

A year ago I got all of my cider there, Westons, Healeys, Henneys ect

Now I go to Waitrose who are actually a little cheaper.

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

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But then I like one clcik to history, one click to bookmarks, I rarely go outside my usual set of sites.

Oh and two 24" monitors means I do not have to worry about screen estate.

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Re: Religious?

So what happened to compassion and "love thy neighbour"

Yes it is fun to fling things like this at Christian extremists.

Yes that is what they are, extreme views equals extremists.

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Re: You await some decision?

I don't care if people oppose it, but I do think they are a bit silly when they obsess so much over it they spend a lot of their own money to try to get something legal which harms nobody overturned.

People who obsess like that are often deranged.

I settle for thinking it is a bit icky, not something I would want to do, but why should I stop someone else doing it?

They are not harming me, they are not hurting my marriage*, why bother trying to overturn it?

* over 20 years as well!

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Re: Oh woe is me

Well there are issues with Australis.

Rounded tabs waste space

Things I use are hidden

It looks stupid

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Re: You await some decision?

You need to ask why someone is so obsessed with it that they are prepared to spend money removing other peoples rights.

Strikes me as mentally unstable, like most people who want to force their opinions on everyone else.

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Re: Jumping to conclusions?

"Brave"

I tend to wonder about software created by a company where the founder is so obsessed in messing up other peoples lives that they are prepared to spend a fortune doing it.

I think so what have they done in it to mess other people up?

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Re: Too many features dropped

I wondered what happened to cookie control, I only want to block googles so I don't have to keep blocking their consent domain and blocking screen

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Australis hate

So justified.

If we wanted Chrome we would install it.

I LIKE the older style as now used by Pale Moon

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Re: This is not an Opinion piece

Mozilla need to realise that a lot of people use FF because it is NOT Google Chrome.

Ditch Australis and sort the performance.

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Firefox install can be a nightmare

That horrible period between installing it and making it look like Firefox should.

I hate bare boned GUIs, mobile GUIs on desktops, I am used to a simple file edit style gui and want to keep it.

So when I had to reinstall Firefox (HDD hammering) that horrible period between installing FF and enabling Classic Theme Restorer is like a punishment.

If CTR gets stopped I will go Pale Moon for main browser.

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USMC: We want more F-35s per year than you Limeys will get in half a decade

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Re: Irrational

Harrier is combat proven and difficult to fight against.

It is small, can hide its exhaust easily, manouverable, and had excellent RADAR (FRS1/FA2).

The BVR missiles actually have to be able to see the Harrier to hit them.

The US is not keen on its best aircraft, Harrier and A10

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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Sport

To be honest it is much cheaper to give up watching and do something else when a sport goes pay TV.

To watch F1 live a few years ago, included in my licence, now could be around £1000. (not sure on fees).

So I just gave up, ony took a couple of races to totally lose interest, the cars getting more boring helped.

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Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement

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Just tested aerial views

Home

Google shows my last car, pre write off, so over 3 years ago

Live shows not at home

Work

Not detailed enough to tell and goes streetview at the wrong time, no zoom option any more

Live shows not at work

Live uses same aerial views as zoom.earth!!!!!

Any more I can play with?

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