* Posts by MJI

5173 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

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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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

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Re: Content is king

Aghhh

I forgot Planet Earth 2

BBR Bristol and David Attenborough

Why other nature documentries fail in the UK

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Re: Content is king - Amazon Prime

I found it VERY easy to use and set up.

I trialed a few days before Grand Tour.

Literally went down menu to Amazon placeholder, X it installed, I opened up, entered log in details, watched a free sample programme in HD, DD5.2 and NO LOGOS.

Back to PC, paid Amazon £59, back to PS4, searched everything, following day watched Man In High Castle. Then just after it finished, oh look The Grand Tour was up.

I did hold back on joining until TGT even though I have wanted to watch TMITHC for a while.

It is easy to use.

On Thursdays one minute I can be bashing Cabal with Gjallarhorns and the next be watching Clarkson Hammond and May.

I am impressed with Amazon Prime and there is enough content for a programme a night.

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Re: Content is king

There is still some decent stuff, Sherlock is worth a watch, I enjoyed a James May reassembly programme last night, then watched the model railway documentry afterwards

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Re: Well done Ofcom

I cannot use ITV player at all, STV one worked until recently as long as you deleted a few web pag elements.

Anyway BBC and C4 work on both consoles, shITV abandoned them. So anything the PVR fails to record gets missed or I torrent it. (For my wife BTW)

Just remember this online TV providers, your system MUST be easier to use than a bittorrent client.

I do not even bother checking the schedule with C5 as they do not want me as a viewer.

I worked out 99% of my viewing is from the following

BBC1 HD Freesat

BBC4 HD Freesat

BBC2 HD Freesat

C4 SD Freesat

Film 4 SD Freesat

BBC News24 Freeview

Oh and Amazon Prime via PS4

BBC Iplayer is OK but the quality is a bit pants

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Re: If they want to do well

Tell ITV that

They are terrible

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What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas: Razer prototypes nicked

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Panic over it isn't

The famous Robot Wars robot.

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Pharma hate figure Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter

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That drug

Is still pretty cheap elsewhere.

UK for example.

There is no reason for tosspots company to get the money

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Could YOU survive a zombie apocalypse? Uni eggheads say you'd last just 100 days

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Re: UK - Zombies Win. USA - Zombies LOSE

Nope, we have plenty of defences.

No need for guns, a cricket bat should be enough

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The wait is over ... Nokia's BACK!

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Nokia branded but not Nokia

Just a generic mobile telephone with a Nokia sticker on it.

I remember the N8 fondly

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My fortnight eating Blighty's own human fart-powder

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Re: Ginsters

I take it then that you have never tried Pork Farms or Walls.

Ginsters are not great but they are better than a lot of similar packeted foods.

We can't all live in Cornwall.

Ginsters 5/10, Pork Farms 2/10, Rowes 9/10, my Mums were 10/10

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Programmer finds way to liberate ransomware'd Google Smart TVs

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Re: If I wanted my bloody TV to be smart...

I do the same, but got a PS4 as well.

A boy has also worked out how to avoid malware sites, he goes there first on his Vita and looks for web page errors.

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Re: I'll stick to...

Seen those and wondered, now I know why they are so cheap.

I paid a lot for top end picture processing, good upscaling and good build quality.

Oh and mine runs a form of Linux and the network is not plugged into it.

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Stupid law of the week: South Carolina wants anti-porno chips in PCs that cost $20 to disable

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If I was a PC seller

I just would not bother selling there

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Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees £18.5bn Sky takeover deal

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Don't blame me!

Don't get his TV, nor his papers, definately did not vote for him in June.

And most newspapers now are getting a pain to read with their partisanship

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Easier just to find another interest

I gave up when BBC stopped showing all races live, now I just do not care.

The rush to pay TV is killing the sport

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168 year old paper

So nearly as old as Murdoch then.

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Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

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Re: Alistair Reynolds

A very good writer, answers readers, some very clever ideas.

And some horror, especially with the captured pilot in a cylinder.

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Re: Now if someone were to film Ian Banks culture novels

Iain M Banks

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OpenStreetView? You are no longer hostage to Google's car-driven vision

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WTF?

Confusing header in article

OS Map fan

Yes many of us are fans of OS maps

From Ordnance Survey

I spent ages looking for the bit about Ordnance Survey!

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EU dings Sony, Panasonic over rechargeable battery cartel

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One quick question

Do Sony, Panasonic, and Sanyo batteries explode anything like Samsung batteries?

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Higher tech prices ARE here to stay. It's Mr Farage's new Britain

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Re: In the dark ages

That is not the Transit engine, two completely different engines, only thing in common is capacity and maker.

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Re: Brexit means brexit.

Gove did mean well, but he failed. He is not evil, few are. Actually 95% of politicians are there to try to improve the world, 90% fail.

5% are there for reasons of power, not public service.

A few are idiots (Thornberry, Abbot)

Quite a few are lead by religious views (May, Farron, Owen Thingy)

There are a few dinosaurs (Corbyn)

A lot try and fail (Cameron, Clegg)

A small number are power hungry (Blair)

And a very small number are worth listening to (Clarke, Field)

Education, well it has been messed around with for years, a lot of it political dogma overcoming common sense.

I was at a streamed comprehensive, worked pretty well, my daughter a grammar (very good), boys an academy (OK). Now the left hate streaming and helping those of ability, the right support it.

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Re: In the dark ages

Not nice, petrol engines as well, they would have been better off with resonance intakes than swirl flaps.

All the issues modern engines are getting is scary.

Then add in dual mass flywheels, the rush to fewer cylinders will also increase drive train shocks.Then the extended service intervals (this killed quite a few GM V6s).

Beancounters are also a serious threat with their penny pinching costing future owners hundreds of pounds. (GM valve seals, save pence, need replacing), my pet hate is plastic head dowels.

I also reckon dual clutch gearboxes will be a time bomb in a few years.

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Kentucky pried chicken: Fried grease chain's loyalty club hacked

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Make McDonalds look like quality food

Greasy fatty chicken which has died of old age.

I don't understand why it is so popular

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