* Posts by MJI

4954 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Think the US is alone? 18 countries had their elections hacked last year

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Re: Who is Marc Rich?

Decent candidates

I saw a list and thought that the red team had some pretty shit ones.

A creationist, so they let the mentally impaired stand for president as well as sexual assulters.

I was surprised the Bush was not chosen.

Blue team, I can only remember the very old chap (Bernie Sanders) and Hillary Clinton.

Was a worse selection than we had early this year with May Corbyn and the other chap.

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Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

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Re: Just say no to parrotting Google

Google Chrome is popular because users are pushed into it by every time they visit a Google site.

Also because a lot of users have been conditioned to use search rather than the address.

Sorry but this irks me, you KNOW you are going to site X, type in the address rather than search for it.

Gong www.bbc.co.uk is quicker than searching for it and clicking to it.

Personally I just go Bookmarks and there it is right at the top. So much easier.

But then I do know someone who uses a sat nav every trip, including work to home (1/4 mile)

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Re: I have my do not proceed things as well - Geoffrey W

52 ESR and CTR here and not moving until I have to.

Why would I have to look up stuff like you suggest when I already have the menu?

I have enough things to do without having to learn new GUIs all the time.

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Re: What I won't do is compare my ($$$) car to my (free) browser ;-)

Cars

Well my oldest ever and my newest ever are both compatible with roads.

My oldest would have got hardened valve seats if it was not so difficult to get spares so was off the road a little too much (dead manufacturer - Rootes) and I could not afford 2 cars.

But they all had similar user interfaces.

Wheel in front, indicator & lights on left stalk, wipers on right stalk. right pedal go, left if there clutch, middle or left if two brake. Gear levers in middle, near hand brake.

Yet under all this all were different, one chassis, rest monocoque, all gearbox behind engine, all to back, one to front. 2 live axle rear, 1 live axle front, rest all independent. 1 tractor juice, rest petrol, 1 turboed, 2 hot cammed, rest as is. One carbed, one unit injectored, rest MPFI. 4, 5 and 6 cylinders. Inline and Vee.

Point is all are different, (apart from the similar to each other GM V cars), but are similar to drive with similar controls.

We used to have this with computers, with the WIMP environments, you could go between completely different OSes and not be surprised. But now MS wants cars to have foot operated steering and nose operated brakes. The "equivalent to" icon is the equivalnent of hiding the steering wheel in the glove box and having to fit it every corner, for the car to then automatically put it away again.

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Re: Such is life. Have a look around - it's a constant race of arms.

I think they changed the specification of mains so that all EU voltages were covered including 240v

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Re: I have my do not proceed things as well

But I want them there all the time, not messing with alt!

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Re: I have my do not proceed things as well

My spelling aghhh!

Select not delect

BBC News not new

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I have my do not proceed things as well

1) Must have File Edit menu with bookmarks and history.

I curently click on bookmarks then delect the site I want eg BBC new, Google Groups, The Register. I have no idea what a lot of the little icons mean, but I do have O level Engish so can read.

The monkey face for Grease Monkey is obvious, but what is the equivalent to sysmbol there for?

2) Square tabs.

Neat and tidy, do not waste space, looks sensible, there is a reason been in WIMP since for ever, they work.

3) Adblocking

Absolutely essential these days is some form along with.

4) Script control

Some web sites can kill the core, this stops it handling, I use NoScript

5) User scripts

I use Greasemonkey to remove googleconsent shite from blocking my screen as the domain lives in hosts, not I am NOT giving them consent, also kills off adblock warnings when configured.

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BOFH: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?

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But they sometimes get bosses they like!

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NASA tells The Reg: For crying out loud. We're not building flying taxi software for Uber

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I am most disappointed

FLying Taxis and no mention of Bruce Willis

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BT hikes prices for third time in 18 months

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What is stopping me moving?

That BT is one of the few with FTTC.

That BT can be among cheapest.

That my wife keeps using a BT email address when I have set up one on my own server for her.

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Health quango: Booze 'evidence' not Puritan enough, do us another

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I find I actually need to consume alcohol

To avoid problems.

I used to suffer with chilblains on my feet when young.

Found a cure in the drinks cabinet.

Yes been having small amounts of alcohol for years and never get them now.

Yes had Whisky, Vodka and Lager when young, not done me any harm.

And I am able to have a small drink and stop.

I am still suspectable as I almost got some recently after 3 days no alcohol.

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Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account

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Re: Chirp

Leader of free world?

Isn't that Her Majesty?

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Why are we disappointed with the best streaming media box on the market?

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Stiicking with my PS4

Does lots of streaming at I an also shoot Aliens & Robot Dinosaurs in the face

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BOFH: Do I smell burning toes, I mean burning toast?

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So you found where the real BOFH works.

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AI bot rips off human eyes, easily cracks web CAPTCHA codes. Ouch

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Want it now

I bloody hate the things, especially the road sign ones

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The UK's super duper 1,000mph car is being tested in Cornwall

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Genuine rocket scientist as well

Ron Ayers

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VR-bonkers Microsoft yanks plug out of Kinect

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Re: Just Dance

I used to love shooter fan XBots (as opposed to gamers with 360s) saying how great the dancing games were because they were Microsoft.

NOT because they were good, not because they were dance games, but because anything Xbox was automatically better than anything else.

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Was an interesting idea

But not really great for games, same as the old Eyetoy, good to trial then useless.

Biggest game issue was lack of buttons.

Nintendo had it right with their motion controller being standard controller.

Sony messed up with not enough game support.

Want to play a shooter game with motion controls?

Wii had Goldeneye and CoD and many others

PS3 had Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 (and Portal 2 and a few others)

360 Blackwater

Yes big difference in quality there!

The technology had its place, but for gaming, not yet.

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Humble civil servant: Name public electric car chargers after me

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Re: Brushes & long wires are inefficient.

>>onboard Diesel Electric.

I bagsie the 2 x Napier D18-25

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Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps

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Re: Fluent Design System

Perhaps it should be e-Fluent

As to calculators, sorry but calc.exe does the job for me

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We will be modernising as well

Our next software package needs to be able to run on other peoples servers (some call it the cloud).

And be platform agnostic (currently optimised for 7, but will also work on XP). Will be adding Linux and possibly AppleBSD

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'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'

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Re: Not only for fatalities

In a Manor

Better let the Severn Valley know you want to ride your bike in the cab of one of their Manors.

They will laugh at you

Unless you mean a building, but then Dougie Lampkin rides around Goodwood House

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Re: Tired driving

Killed a driver and wrote off a whole train

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Tired driving

Can be more dangerous than drunk driving, but no one seems to care.

You can drive along however you like, just do not exceed the "number on a stick" or the cameras will get you.

Thing is tiredness does catch up, you think you are fine, then you start to nod off. Very dangerous.

Nearly happened to me 36 years ago, nearly fell off my bike.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update tackles IT's true menace: Cheating gamers

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Re: Cheaters will cheat as Crackers will crack

Close though.

Last time I looked it was still 7.

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Re: Cheaters will cheat as Crackers will crack

The thing is when it comes to games people go to proper sites like Steam or battle.net

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Re: Cheaters will cheat as Crackers will crack

What is Windows 10 to do with network interface card?

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Re: open to abuse?

BMG a Sony owned US company off its own back rather than Sony the Japanese electronics company.

They did a lot of harm to peoples PCs and the parent companies name.

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Re: Cheaters will cheat as Crackers will crack

Most PC games are on Windows 7 as that is where the market is. Even XP is still supported with older games.

The major games market place will also let you know if compatible.

PC games come from sites like Steam.

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Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

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EJ2000 too small Trent too big

So we are a bit stuffed.

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Windows Fall Creators Update is here: What do you want first – bad news or good news?

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Re: Themes and Teams

Fork Handles

They do.

Was in a set my wife had to transcribe, We joked about this one.

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Fail Creators still looks bad

Still prefer 7

Cannot see any valid reason for a business computer to be lumped with all this junk.

Removing of edges of screens. Removal of buttons.

What were they thinking?

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No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

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Re: Hyperbole

Is this real or is this a spoof?

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I am trying to clean the internet

But my script is not working on this page

I am trying to replace the T word with orange fuckwit

And where is the script to replace pictures of it with kittens?

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Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll

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Re: After reading this I am still confused.

So these would be mods to the OS then?

If so I can see that that is against GPL but I think taking to court is OTT.

I suppose this is also why BSD is so popular with embedded systems.

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After reading this I am still confused.

What have the paying out companies done wrong?

Why is he able to claim all this?

I am looking for clarification please.

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The Google Home Mini: Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury

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Re: Oh, I don't know...

"Blocked parking space."

The answer is, do I pull it out with a tow strop or do I push it with my bumper?

Use low range, remove it.

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Google blew it

When they played advertising

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'Open sesame'... Subaru key fobs vulnerable, says engineer

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Re: Weakest link...

I don't get this. They put in days of work at well under minimum wage to make money.

They would be better off fruit picking or something else of that type

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Elon Musk says Harry Potter and Bob the Builder will get SpaceX flying to Mars

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Re: I am now sat at work humming

Yes Matrix was standalone

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Re: I am now sat at work humming

There is no CGI BtB and Bob is always and forever be Neil Morrisey.

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I am now sat at work humming

Bob the Builder.

Was a really good show in its time, and the chart hits were fun.

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I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs

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Re: Hmm.

I know what you mean, it does not read like a second part at all to me so either

ess queue ell

or squirrel

I like squirrel!

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Rejecting Sonos' private data slurp basically bricks bloke's boombox

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Re: "The sound was better"

I rely on the simple fact that my house is not large and the AV system is and I can hear it anywhere.

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Judge says US govt has 'no right to rummage' through anti-Trump protest website logs

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I am still surprised that

Someone hasn't put him out of everyone elses misery.

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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Re: Windows 10 not private.

Lawyers.

I don't know, may be noone is bothered about it

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Re: Windows 10 not private.

Hmm a downvoter who cannot handle the truth.

I have heard them. Not pleasant.

THEY ARE NOT PRIVATE!

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Re: Windows 10 not private.

https://www.reddit.com/r/UHRSwork/comments/73sm5r/i_wonder_if_cortana_did/

https://www.reddit.com/r/UHRSwork/comments/72wt1b/hey_cortana_fix_speech_tagging/

https://www.reddit.com/r/UHRSwork/comments/4er17i/uhhhh/

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Zuck shows Virtual Empathy by visiting Puerto Rico in VR

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Re: Awesome avatar

Punchable

Well ask them to add it to Destiny for the Titans to punch.

Nothing is as much fun as performing whole missings only punching.

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