* Posts by MJI

5097 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Sony PS4 SHATTERS UK console sales SPEED RECORD

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Re: Fairly meaningless

And the PS2 greatly outsold the Wii

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Re: Look at the profit... AC 11.57

Because they have run out of PS4s

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PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4

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FAIL

Zap zap zap bang and it............

Getting a swapped out one Tuesday.

Icon is what happened to my PS4.

I think the mains cable would not go in properly and it arced and then fried it.

Make sure those cables are fitted corrected.

managed to get it up long enough to rescue Shadow Fall and to deprimary it.

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Re: Some day soon? Powerful console? WHAT ?

Well Killzone Shadowfall looks better than Killzone 3

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Re: I will get one because....

Easy Naughty Dog have announced an Uncharted for it.

You can also play a decent FPS not full of shouty sweary kids.

You can wait excitedly for the new Infamous.

Order 1886 looks like it could be really good

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PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

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Two quick phone calls today

My wife called - my game still not dispatched

Called Game - they said £45 - so they have put it in my bag, called wife - cancelled Amazon.

Will use the vouchers for a controller, for now Game have just taken business off Amazon

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'You're BEAUTIFUL when you're angry' 'You SEXIST PIG!' Xbox One's fresh brouhaha

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Re: PSN is like the "women's football" of online gaming

Have you tried PSN or are you just jealous of all the games.

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Re: Only nets

I was shown how to knit a (fishing) net, quite fiddly and I lost the tool, but I can still remember 35 or so years later.

The grandfather who taught me used to work on trawlers out of Brixham before the war.

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Re: Girls around here would rather not be on XB

PSN womans football

So you must love womans football then

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Ex-Nokia team unveil Jolla smartphone with added Sailfish OS

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Re: Don't think it's a good idea

Finnish TVs

My dad used to have a Salora, quite a good TV, only one better I knew of was my Trinitron.

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Re: Don't think it's a good idea

What do you expect a load of layed off phone executives and developers to do?

Of course they will try a new phone with their knowleage and experience.

Good luck to them.

My new Android phone is a little annoying so I am watching with interest.

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

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Other than Apple

Well my daughter set her mind on a Vaio this seems OK.

Boys want something Minecraft and Terrerria compatible, but are happy on their old XP thing for now.

I now prefer build it yourself.

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Re: Have you tried...

Well my boys have got a 10 year old or so Pentium 4 to use, XP Pro dual boot with Linux Mint, if they need to take a computer to school one can carry the base unit and the other the monitor and keyboard, On their bikes.

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Think unpatched Win XP hole's not a big deal? Hope you trust your local users

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Quote "XP is like 13 years old. Get with the 21st Century."

So what my car is nearly that old and it still works, why should I replace that?

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False widow spiders in guinea pig slaughter horror

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Guinea pigs

Well we have 2 males (brothers) so I expect they would shag any errant spiders if they dared to enter their hutch.

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Jordan

But why not Eddie?

The only person I can think of with Jordan in their name.

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Microsoft bans XXXXBOX gamers for CURSING in online combat

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More on so called curse words

Had an idiot going on about the language on the forum for the game (a PS exclusive shooter), moaning about the swearing in the campaign.

Everyone took the piss out of him, including other Americans.

He could not see the hypocracy of playing a violent hard hitting FPS and killing scores of the enemy, and moaning about a few swear words. I think anyone would swear if their company was wiped out.

I was pleased that the American players also rounded on him.

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Reminds me of a saddo on game voice chat

It took me ages to work out what he was on about.

He was looking for friends who do not use curse words,

He actually used those terms.

He buggered off after a while!

If I get killed by a lagger I swear, who doesn't?

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BBC's 3D blunder BLASTED OUR BRAINS – Doctor Who fans

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DOGS

Time to reintroduce the death penalty for marketing executives who think it is a good idea.

"Hello (name of broacaster) there is a shitty logo on the screen!"

"Tough sir marketing twonk wants it."

"OK."

"Hello is that the DOG killer?"

"Yes - Mr Marketing Twonk."

"Ah yes we know, will be live on the news next Thurday."

"What will?"

"His hanging."

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Re: Cooking etc.

A lot of these shows make a profit

Top Gear does

Doctor WHo does

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Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales

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As a PS3 owner

I just cannot take a console in its prime out of service. It will remain by our TV as long as it lasts along with our recently relasered PS2, and the occasionally used Wiiii.

There are not many new releases we will buy for it but tons of current generation games we have missed.

It has been a long generation but also a good generation. Some superb games, and the most engrossing stories.

But the HDMI lead and TOSLink cable are there ready for the 29th. 1 game awaits, 2 are on the way.

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Re: total meh

Wii U is also managing 720P on a few cross platform games.

That said Nintendos latest was the 2nd best platform for Assassins Creed 4 in a recent comparison.

But then I have seen bad footage of X1 on latest COD, ever so 2008.

With all the withheld X1 footage, are they trying to hide something?

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Undercover BBC man exposes Amazon worker drone's daily 11-mile trek

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Temp work

Street cleaning a small town, in the summer, my radio on the bin trolley, quite a reasonable way of spending a summer. Empty street bins and sweep up mess.

Cleaning dishes in a restaurant, that was tough, and pretty boring.

Painting the floor of a garage, that was OK, and it saved them money by using relations of staff.

Shittiest job ever, working in a soft drink factory, boring as f**k and quite a few of the other workers were a bit dim, pay was crap as well. A few bits were knicked off my bike as well. Conditions poor, hours long. Made £50 over UB in one month, and that was blown on spares for my bike.

Done community programme, equivalent of just over £2 an hour but I got to drive the dumper truck! Usually repairing lineside fencing.

Done car delivery driver at eff all wages, (£1.50) but that could be fun, and I got to travel the country. But people wanting 1.2 Astras should be shot.

So there we go street sweeping, car driving and restoring a preserved railway were good temp jobs, even of pay was bad.

I would mention long hours of boredom are a killer, chatting speeds up time and does not really slow people down.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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Re: Never understood smoking

AC

Yes seen it happen, not good and pretty horrible.

I remember when young smokers in confined spaces making me feel ill.

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Re: Never understood smoking

Of course.

Well for a start I lost THREE grandparents to cancer, two of them from smoking.

One grandfather lost a whole lung and a lobe of the other to lung cancer.

Sorry I cannot sit there getting insulted by addicts!

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Re: Never understood smoking

And you are an ignorant twat so what!

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Never understood smoking

Along with a lot of friends never understood why people started.

School smokers used to get flak from the ordinary pupils, and I remember getting a prefect into trouble, she told me to do lines, I told no, she reported me, I reported her for smoking on the school bus and she got the bollocking.

But then as soon as I was 16 I rode to school, saved an hour a day for 5p of petrol, own transport beats smelling any day of the week.

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Those Xbox One first-day glitches: GREEN screens of DEATH, disc crunching

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Re: DoA failures

I am pretty sure lead free solder is responsible for YLOD. And partly responsible for RROD.

Cracking solder joints with an inflexible solder.

Leaded solder still allowed AFAIR for life critical systems.

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XBOX ONE and PS4, you'll make us RUN OUT of INTERNET

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So they are useless then?

They don't make anything usefull.

Why should their kit get in the way of web usage?

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Forget ANGELINA JOLIE, Xbox One struts red carpet in London's Leicester Square

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Studios

Well Sony did the right thing and acquired studios.

They also give them a lot of autonomy..

David Cage had sonme interesting comments on the attitudes of the manufacturers

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Can you see Oxo tower from there?

It would be funny if you could!

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Rotund dotcom copies Miley Cyrus on XBox Day!

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3 PS3

He should have 1 XB1

4 PS4

3 3DS and 2 2DS

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Bragging - about XBones

Oh dear

FIVE

What is he going to do, put them all in HDMI passthrough!

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LG: You can stop hiding from your scary SPY TELLY quite soon now

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Re: Sony does similar, LOOK AT SOURCE CODE

I only have one question about this, one word, three letters.

Why?

Why report every key press made, that is just silly, what can they do with the information?

The ONLY things I can think of are.

1) Seeing what features are used.

2) If it gets a faulty afterwards - bug trapping.

3) Some numpty left some code in.

Done a search and found this

Sony TV source code

So have a look and let us know why your TV is doing this.

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Relevant advertising

That was more of a worry.

Why does Lucky Goldstar need to advertise on your TV?

My own TV is supposedly smart (actually not very) so simply no network cable is plugged in.

I know someone with a Samsung smart TV, again not very.

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The latest stupid yoof craze: Taking selfies - while DRIVING

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Re: £2000

Never understood use of pounds in weight over a stone, totally meaningless to me.

To me 2000 pounds is a some of money.

900kg is a weight, nearly a ton(ne)

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£2000

So is it a cheap newer car or an expensive older car?

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Playing with your self

Isn't that a bit dangerous when driving?

As to taking pictures while driving, You are boring, outside is more interesting.

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Microsoft: Play hookey on Xbox One day - chug a dose of ZOMBIE FLU

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But we need the 29th off

For when we get our new console

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Dry, cold and volatile: How to survive Mars, and your fellow crew

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No Starbuck

Which one

Dirk Benedict original or Katee Sackoff off the TPBTV* remake

* Well it was after they stopped showing them on Freeview.

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Getting back

My own approach is send fuel or boosters for the return flight a few years before on a slow flight and use them when you get there.

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UK defamation law reforms take effect from start of 2014

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Don't forget the otehr two

Not fair just to pick on Cameron.

Millipede is feeling left out, as is Compo's friend

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Firefox reveals new look: rounded rectangles

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Re: No combined search/URL

I do not want this, if I want to search I use the search box

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Before it goes live

How do I make it look like it does now?

That looks horrid!

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Sony scoffs at the Microsoft EX-BOX: A MILLION PS4s sell in ONE day

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Re: Take the figures with a pinch of salt

And the voice control is not that good on X1 either, turns off your TV when you ask it to turn on.

Switches to another profile it they walk in front of the camera.

Quits a game and does not save if it miss hears your TV channel name for a game name.

None are perfect.

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Re: Hardware non-issues - Graphics

Actually it depends on the studio.

RSX is quick but limited in power, but to make up for the power difference it is able to communicate with the Cell using a high speed bus.

So Xenos is more powerful but slower than the RSX, the Cell more powerful than the Xenon, but PS3 uses a high speed parallel bus to link them.

Since the SPUs can be used for graphics, it means that it is possible for PS3 to pump out better graphics. But 360 is easier to code for.

I still find the quality amazing on such games as Uncharted 2 & 3, The Last Of Us and Killzone 3.

Also not many multiplatforms are that different, usually it is a bit here a bit there, draw distances to one and textures to the other.

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Re: Keyboard mouse yawn

Well after playing KBM & controller then have their plus and minus points.

Mouse better to aim.

Controller better to move around.

Motion controls were a good idea with FPSs on Wii and PS3 with Move.

Pity they have been abandoned for the new generation and yes Guerilla Games I am pointing at you!

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Re: @MJI

32" CRT and a large screen LCD

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World's first selfie found on Wayback Machine

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Selfie

I always thought it was another term for w@nking

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3CX PBX for Windows: Everything you ever wanted from a phone system

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JCB

3CX

That is the model name of a rather popular digger!

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