* Posts by MJI

5097 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

NORKS prepping glorious People's Smartmobe

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Re: The phone will...

Missiles?

Do they have any washing machines left to drop on people?

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Top execs off as Zynga's new CEO shaves 'layer' off senior ranks

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Not much I expect

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Peak Apple? HOGWASH! Apple is 'extremely undervalued,' says Icahn

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The headline worried me....

Until I saw it was only about the tech company and not the main ingredient in cider

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BRUCE WILLIS (ad) DIES HARD (in Sky broadband telly fib ban)

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Re: I wondered why the ads had changed

I liked him in Fifth Element and Unbreakable.

And 58 is not old.

I am only 50 but feel like a lot of years younger.

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Google's Street View cars venture inside TARDIS

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Unhappy

It's gone

..........random letters

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Nude swimmers warned of GONAD-GOBBLING FISH ON THE LOOSE

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Re: A few details:

What about chip shops?

Now that would get rid of them in a usefull way.

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Tech war latest: Today's leather tools 'invented by NEANDERTHALS'

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Re: Absurd opinion alert

I thought Helen was at home with Michael?

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Xbox 180: Microsoft scraps mandatory Kinect policy

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Naughty Dog will be writing games for it.

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Re: Too late for me

Actually I am going to mention the other big thing which helped.

Seing Bungie at the PS meeting where the PS4 was announced.

As a PS owner the games I have most wanted to try are Bungie ones.

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Shadowrun Returns and Killzone: Mercenary ... old titles, new takes

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Why the Killzone hate? Are you ISA Scum?

I have never understood the hate towards the series, I have played all 4 games, and they are fun.

I will be buying Mercenary and Shadow Fall.

They have a good back story. The so called villians (they are not villians of course*) are great. The games always look fantastic, and the multiplayers require skill. What is surprising is that the multiplayers for 2 (released 2009) and 3 (released 2011) are still very busy.

What we do find though is that CoD players usually do terribly , they cannot get used to the heaviness of the controls, that reactions are no match for experience, and that jumping up and down makes you look stupid.

KZ3 is in the top 5 best graphics on a console for this generation (TLOU or UC3 is best).

The weapons are usaully well balanced, even the LMGs can be used to good effect. And you can of course use the famous Chunky Gun.

All hail the Chunky Gun

* How can they be villians with such voices as Ray Winstone, Sean Pertwee, Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Ridings, and of course Brian Cox.

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Xbox One users will have to pay extra for Skype and gamer-gratifying DVR

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Re: Meh AC 09/08/2013 20:18 GMT

Play good games such as Gravity Rush, Unit 13, Uncharted Golden Abbyss, and Killzone Mercenary

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Re: multiplayer

Lots of racing games have local multiplayer, eg the Motorstorm series, Modnation Racers, LBP Karting.

All 4 user.

For this generation it is possible for two people to play Uncharted 3 multiplayer online from the same console.

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Re: Bugger the lot of them

OK then I will be getting Killzone Shadowfall.

Will it play that?

Will it play the next Halo from MS?

Some of us like the console games. Some of us like slobbing out on the settee. After spending all day coding getting away from a PC is nice.

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Re: So nothing is really changing for xbox and needing a gold account

If this means we will be getting more games servers I do not mind, PSN+ free games are worth it, I joined to get a few just over a month ago. (ICO & LBP Karting)

I told my wife I had joined PS+.

Then she saw the free games, asled how much and was gobsmacked at £4 a month.

Currently playing Spec Ops the Line before the Survivor play through of TLOU

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Re: I don't get it

Or a life size cut out of Steve Balmer.

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Re: Content is King.

I loved TLOU, but I am also a big Uncharted fan

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Re: Content is King. - game studios

OK Name them, I am sure Sony have more owned studios than anyone else.

However Naughty Dog must be worth 3 or 4 of any others.

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Re: Power Brick

That is because MS is more a software company (but their KB and mice were good), however it is designed to be quiet.

Sony are more a hardware company so know what they are doing hardware wise.

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Re: @But Kinect 2 is far more powerful than anything the PS4 has in that space

Move is pretty effective, much better for shooters as well. Compare the main PS3 shooters such as Killzone 3 or Portal 2 with say Blackwater.

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Why would I want Kinnect?

Still prefer the name Project Natal as I prefered Nintendo Revolution.

I like slobbing out on a settee to play games.

PS4 is better value as it is a bit more powerful and £80 less

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Re: Meh

Vita - had one last Christmas

I like Unit 13 and Gravity Rush

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As a PS3 owner

I would rather get a 360 to play those exclusives I missed than a XB1.

We went PS3 due to more children friendly games in 2007, and I was used to the Dualshock controller.

Those children now play my shooter games!

But then I still have a large backlog.

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PayPal lets Brit 'burb-dwellers buy stuff using their ugly mug

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I am wary of them. But they helped me.

But I always have a balance.

£20 with £2 fees approx is still better than receiving nothing.

Just need to price your sales to cover Ebay and Paypal

I find them expensive in fees but reasonable in disputes (idiot customer).

The idiot bought by mistake, so I cancelled transaction to get my final value fees back, she said no leaving me with fees, then she tried to claim back the whole amount from paypal (including the fees I would have to pay), I called paypal, they rejected her claim.

She was shocked, a month later I refunded -20p for the unrefundable paypay fee, the final value fee for Ebay (over a pound) and a little extra due to paypal calculations, I was not out of pocket, or in pocket, she lost nearly £2 just by being arsy.

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Re: So I can pay by paypal

I keep getting people paypal me money and using the card is an easy way of using it, Gives me a second bank account in a way as I can use it funds permitting even if my main account is OD.

Some of these little Ebay and web based part time things can get you a few hundred a month!

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Too much hassle - I will stick with my Paypal debit card.

Before you knock it, try doing Ebay without Paypal.

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Second LulzSec Sony website hacker starts a year in the cooler

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Re: Stupid punishment

I was busy!

OK 6 months then - still disproportionate

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Stupid punishment

Stupid fine, stupid hours of community service, stupid sentence.

1000 hours is a year at 40 hours a week.

US punishments are completely disproportionate.

I could understand 3 months, or say a few hundred hours, but the money is just well not feasable.

Better off emigrating to Russia.

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Serious Farce Office: 32K secret BAE probe files spaffed to WRONG bod

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Who actually cares about the bribes?

All the defence companies do it. They have to in that regaion.

Bribe them or no sale.

Lots of jobs and money - so I actually do not care about the bribery.

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US feds: 'Let's make streaming copyrighted content a FELONY'

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Re: Finally

Wow downvoted by a moron!

Do you know what a pirate is?

Read this!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy

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Re: Finally

Pirates - they should walk the plank, or blow their fishing boats out of the water

Copywrite infringers - may be tell them off.

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Obama cancels meeting Putin in Russia, says Snowden 'a factor'

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Re: whoa whoa

He won it for not being Bush or the person who replaced Bush in his party.

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We have the Pound, no need of Monopoly Money or chocolate coin money

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Cameron demands Brits BOYCOTT angry-troll-infested websites

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Re: They may agree

Not too clear - quote from above, but I have heard of a lot of Xbox fans are not a fan of the XB1, and are considering the PS4,

Hence that troll may fail!

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Bully the bullies

This is the best way of dealing with them.

There is a fine line between bullying and trolling and trolls who cross the line can end up as victims themselves, either online, or on the end of a fist.

I have seen NG trolls getting real life warnings about their bullying.

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Happy

They may agree

"Or going to an xbox fansite and telling them why the PS4 is superior to the XBotch en every way."

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Bloke straps shed to Ford Zephyr and chases it on bike

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Different rider?

What would happen with say Chris Hoy on the bike?

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Re: Capri , Ultimate Chav car

XR Fords - I remember them well, commonly seen in rear view mirrors.

Boy racers, nothing like deflating a couple revving at traffic lights, riding between them, and beating both of them, on a 250!. However a Cossie Sierra took a 600 to leave it behind.

XR3is seemed to crop up everywhere, often picking on smaller Rootes Group cars, lets just say the old high compression Avenger 1600 engine is very pokey, and please check the Sunbeam engine options.

Had a draw in a TLGP against a 2.0 Capri while driving an Avenger estate! (I knew them)

Even my mum in a Reliant 3 wheeler had a XR3 try it one once.

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Brit Skylon spaceplane moves closer to lift-off

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I just want to see it fly

This would be good, last time space was really exciting was in the early 70s.

Aircraft, why are museum pieces better to watch than in service stuff?

(Think Vulcan, Concorde, SHAR)

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Happy first anniversary, Curiosity!

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Re: @Kubla Cant

She seems the sort.

And imagine the conversations in the Mitchell household.

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Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

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If MS didn't remove features

Maybe we would get newer OSes

Perhaps that graphical DOS app cost a lot of money?

Funny that our DOS app runs up to XP and our Windows APP starts on XP.

Vista killed DOS full screen

7 Killed NETBIOS (AFAIR)

8 is too different

So XP stays on

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Pikmin to the rescue: Can Nintendo revamp revive Wii U fortunes?

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Cheaper

And PS3 and X360 are cheaper still, and have games.

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Chubby-chasing sex trolls ran me offline, says fashion blogger

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Re: Welcome to the real world, kid. Mike2R

I have seen bits of this, but it always ends up with the idiots being picked on.

When you see woman players always with the same groups, they will shut them up with lots of kills, basically the idiots are targeted.

Even funnier when the woman is the wife of one of the other players. This makes the idiots panic quit.

This is a hardcore FPS.

Yet on a more casual TPS you do get more idiots including some players blocking in female characters (not players) and trying to hump them using the taunt system. Dropping a grenade gets the message through, then they got booted. I occasionally played female characters as they were nicer to watch

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Ministry of Fun launches news quiz - and the BBC is in its sights

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Re: Multiple view points - cyborg

You have it right, this is why I ignore them - and they are going paywall mad.

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Re: Multiple view points

See my other posts, removing the crap gives you a lot more sensible sites to view, foreign sites are pretty good and blogs reveal more about politics than any paper.

Anyway compare Guardian and Telegraph, different view points but not junk papers.

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Re: Multiple view points

Are they reputable?

The Sun lies, Mirror is crap, Mail is fascist.

Leaves the TV sites, lots of international sites, a few half decent newspapers, local papers, the news agencies, news blogs.

Nothing wrong with some prefiltering.

As to bias somewhere between them all you can find the truth.

OK I would be too embarrased about being on the Sun site, more embarrassing than porn.

Mirror - all celeb stories no news

Mail - just a bunch of fascists, see their recent campaign to restrict our internet.

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Multiple view points

Are essential when dealing with any new story beyond traffic news.

I will admit my first source is BBC, after that I look through various links from Google news search.

I do not check anythng News International nor gutter

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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

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TIKFAM

Why did they name it after the Austin Metro?

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Hmmm

Well when I first heard of Sky Drive my thoughts were of Walnut heads empire.

In fact it puts me right off using it.

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First burger made of TEST-TUBE MEAT to be eaten on August 5

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Re: Totally disgusting

Not just my relatives at the farm but it is common.

Beef is not full of crap

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RE: TP - Liver

Yuk - much rather get my vitamin C from fruit & veg.

More to the point, rather then force down and feel sick with liver I can get it at a higher concentration with those old favourites Brocolli and Sprouts.

I also have an orange a day.

Mixed diet FTW!

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