* Posts by MJI

5180 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year

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Re: Correct

For more info.the BMW hit an oncoming car head on both were totalled, one of them spun into my car bananaing it, It took 5 months for my shoulder to recover.

My car was the only one which drove home.

Quoted £2500 to repair, so they wrote it off!

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Correct

I had an accident in December, some minor injuries, and I do not have a Chromebook.

RIP my last car.

Just have a fear of black BMW 3 series driving near me in case they crach.

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Lost

Gave up half way through the penultimate series, was not worth the effort of MKV2VOBing it.

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Re: Overly Harsh

I think you meant Alien Resurrection. 3 was not too bad

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Brits to vote: Which pressing scientific challenge should get £10m thrown at it?

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Re: Agriculture

We only buy outdoor reared pork.

My farming relative does cattle.

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Re: Paralysis

What costs the NHS more?

The chairs.

There you go.

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Agriculture

In the US

In the UK there is not the stupidity

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Re: Sigh

HS2 should cost a fraction of that but someone somewhere screwed it, But at least it will help with flight option.

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My answers

Antibiotics - £10 million there, phages research and crack down on stupid usage.

Water - spend some money on storage and piping it around.

Flight to Scotland - go by rail and use nuclear power stations to get zero carbon.

Paralysis - I think this is already not far away to be honest.

Dementia - I think post it notes were a good idea

Food - eat what is in season and encourage population shrinkage.

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Could vegetarians eat a 'test tube' burger?

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Not much can grow on hill farms apart from grass and animals are good at turning grass into human edible food.

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Contacting Ebay

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Contacting Ebay

A bloody nightmare, phone, phone back or live chat.

But I NEED to email them, my seller ratings have been trashed by villiage idiots and I want to put a load of information and links in an email.

Used to sell about £200 a month, now at about £20 a month.

I need some advice from their customer services.

So it looks like I will have to post them a letter, I will of course put all the links in it for them to have to copy into a computer.

I offer a repair service on Ebay, it says repair service all over, including pictures and titles, big warning boxes, then I get bad feedback and bad ratings because I do not post them a working item as they are supposed to send theirs in for repair. Having to refund the VIs is also wrecking my seller ratings.

Been fine for 5 years, only last 6 months the village idiots have gone mad. So I need to work out with Ebay the issues, but they are basically uncontactable.

Google please hurry up and kill Ebay!

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Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

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Re: Peckham Spring

Didn't Coca Cola try selling it?

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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Re: Meh.

When ND and GG got the performance out PS3 was definately more powerful, just was a pain for the developers coming from single core and the last generation

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Head screwed on better

Things are looking better for Xbox since Phil Spencer took over, how does he have time for this and Location Location Location?

Anyway the price cut is not enough, for the same money you can buy the more powerful PS4.

The main issue with this new generation are the game prices, £10 more than last generation is rather a lot.

I am playing a waiting game on new games as having a new console doesn't stop the old ones working.

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Mozilla agrees to add DRM support to Firefox – under protest

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If they have to change Firefox

Firstly kill Australis.

Horrible shite

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Apple, Beats and fools with money who trust celeb endorsements

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Re: Delicately put

Speaker cable

I bought cable which was thick and meaty, not expensive, and you know what, it sounded better than the thin stuff I took off.

Those speakers were too big for the thin wire I had lying around.

Directional cable - as above 1 to left 1 to right, 1 to centre and a few to back

Wiring wrong way round, erk just don't left to left right to right and do not cross them over.

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Re: I am sticking with Sennheiser and Walkman

Well they do sound better than the in ears it came with, and are pretty good in their price range.

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I am sticking with Sennheiser and Walkman

Now Sennheiser that is a good headphone brand.

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The weird and wonderful mind of H.R Giger is no more

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Script

Pretty sure that was Dan O'Bannon, father of the producer of Farscape

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RIP

Some fantastic art.

The superb direction and fantastic design of Alien makes it an all time classic.

He will always be remembered for it, but as an epitaph, it is good.

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BSkyB eyes up Uncle Rupert's telly channels in Germany and Italy

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Re: Pay TV is a pain

Hates

1) You have to go through Murdoch in the UK

2) You still get adverts.

3) You have to go through Murdoch in the UK

4) I can get logo free HDTV free to air with good programmes.

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Pay TV is a pain

They are parasites on top of FTA TV

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Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

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Re: FF at home has gone nearly unuusable

Thanks will try tonight, just been round at work disabling dwongrades on the Firefox using PCs.

I am on 28.0 at work and it works!

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FF at home has gone nearly unuusable

Blue header, rounded tabs you can't see, Managed to download something which makes it a bit better but how do I get back and forwards back to the left?

Tempted to ty other browsers now.

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Cortana, remind me to patch Windows, IE, and Adobe gear next Tues

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Just need a full list of files

Then I can copy them in to our home PC

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'A proper British BOFFIN': Famous Martian prof Pillinger dies aged 70

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RIP

I had a short email conversation with him back in Beagle 2 time.

Today is a sad day.

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Spain clamps down on drones

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Too confusing!

I think I will do Nothing is true, everything is permitted.

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How can it be banned .......

if there is no law banning it?

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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Re: I hope they use thicker plastic...

Those are hopeless so we reuse older stronger ones

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Re: High End?

GT86

Not a bad car. Nor the Subaru.

Now Subarus are normally blue and the GT86 normally read so have a red car icon.

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Re: I hope they use thicker plastic...

The carriers last for ages, some of our a two years old.

Don't tell me you do not reuse carrier bags!

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Re: Far too creepy Tesco

ref ammabamma

Thing is Tesco have competitors, I could pop down to Asda and try to park, I could slum it at Sainsburys, drive miles to the other Sainsburys, or pay too much on a long drive to Morrisons.

My local shop is a large supermarket about 1/4 mile away. So I use it.

And come to it I trust Tesco more than the government, as governments can become more authitarian (see Nulab)

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Re: Far too creepy Tesco

Ref codejunky

But I have a choice with Tesco, but not with health ect

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Re: Far too creepy Tesco

I do not actually care if Tesco knows what food I buy, if I was going to buy anything I did not want tracked I would buy elsewhere.

£10 off a tank of fuel is not to be sniffed at just that Tescos know what I buy in THEIR store.

It is not like they have aisles upon aisles of sex toys or anything embarrasing.

Since I am not buying cheap crap alcohol, and ready meals I do not have that embarrasment,

I avoid other tracking, but shopping at Tescos, what can they actually do which adversly effects me?

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Bill Gates: Sell off Bing? Nah. Xbox? Maybe...

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Re: Perhaps I'm a simpleton..

OK think of this

1) Would PSN be as good as it is now without XBL?

2) Would PS4 be as easy to use without X360?

3) Would XBL be as good without PSN?

4) Would X360 have been as well looked after without PS3?

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Re: I didn't understand what Bing was

You are forgiven have an upvote for honesty

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Re: I didn't understand what Bing was

Just for the village idiot who downmarked me, here is the Proof

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Re: I didn't understand what Bing was

Is easy

A make of tin plate toy trains.

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Potato in SPAAAAACE: LOHAN chap cooks up stratospud with Heston Blumenthal

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Would you eat anything of his?

Uses some strange ingredients.

Then there are the news articles about his restuaurant.

Last night saw a clip of Joe 90 making a bollock pie.

As to icon - they need to keep away from Heston or may end up as a meal

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HALF of London has outdated Wi-Fi security, says roving World of War, er, BIKER

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Re: Why a large battery?

Anyway well done for all this testing and treat yourself to a pint

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Re: Why a large battery?

A properly defined biker would use his bike battery!

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Re: He is NOT a biker (not illogical)

Ask anyone and they will tell you a biker rides a motorbike, and a cyclist rides a bicycle.

BTW I work with a couple of cyclists!

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He is NOT a biker

He is a cyclist

Cross bar gave it away.

A biker rides a motorcycle.

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Stone the crows, Bouncer! BT defends TV recorder upgrade DELETION snafu

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Since ours is an early one

Will it be failing completely soon, or will the recording be safe, no one seems to know

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I have a silver one

Early one £30 for any BT Internet customer.

They changed the EPG a while ago and took away the best feature the day skip button (bastards!).

No recordings have been deleted AFAIK.

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Oh Sony. Have we learned NOTHING from SuperAIT?

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Re: Don't knock Beta

And I remember comparing a Super VHS deck against a Sony 950 and thinking SVHS still has crap colour handling.

I still have a working Sanyo deck

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Don't knock Beta

It pissed over Vhs in quality.

And I have captured 30 year old tapes perfectly

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Hackers ZERO IN on ZOMBIE XP boxes: Get patching, Internet Explorer 8 users

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Been patched today

And Ithought they EOLed it.

Perhaps Mint can wait a little longer

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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer – advice from US, UK, EU

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Re: Backwards compatability @MJI

Well that beats the stupid message vista produces with a VGA mode DOS app.

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Backwards compatability

People are ALWAYS forgetting that the main reason people are hanging onto XP is backwards compatability.

It was the last MS OS to properly support MS DOS executables. things we have used for many years.

Will a modern Linux run programs created say 15 years ago?

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