* Posts by MJI

5177 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Microsoft gives away more data with SkyDrive upgrade

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I don't trust News International either

Well with that name what else are you supposed to think?

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Samsung to bring 55-inch MONSTER curvy-telly to the UK

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WTF?

After getting rid of curved TVs they reappear

Vertical curves removed in 1960s

Horizontal curves in 1998

Depth of TV a bit later

Now they want to curve them again!

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Meet the world's one-of-a-kind ENORMO barge-bowling bridge of Falkirk

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Impressive

I do like things like this and such a good use of lottery money.

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Top 10 Steve Ballmer quotes: '%#&@!!' and so much more

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Re: Developers Developers...

Windows 7 email clients

Mine waas OK, I downloaded Thunderbird as I could not make head nor tale of the Win7 one.

If I had time I would have, but I wanted it running now, so used something easier to understand for a long term computer user.

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Lenovo to ship all new PCs with Start Menu replacement

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Re: First PC with 8 Rome 2

Seems it wil use 7

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Tat bazaar eBay takes a rest for 'scheduled maintenance', goes offline

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Just tried

Login screen but no Ebay

Oh

Your email/user ID or password is incorrect.

And no it isn't

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Sony sets dates for US and Euro PS4 unleashment amid Xbox heckles

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Re: Comparison?

Hmm the chair by the PC is a bit hard, but for console I sit on a comfy sofa with my feet up.

That does help with console.

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Re: "Sony wasn't forgetting its older-platform customers"

It already runs BSD oh wait

The Linux install was a bit useless unfortunately. I was just going to try it when that software update came out and the boys updated

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Re: Why the downvotes for LarsG ....

Forsa - see Driveclub

Ryse - see quick time events, looks good but a bit boring. A lost opportunity

Would rather do Infamous (have played them)

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They have

I set up a rule a year ago.

I would buy a next gen console when a Naughty Dog or Guerilla Games game is on it.

So I am OK. One boy likes racing games and the other Assassins Creed

So launch for us.

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Kiwi jetpack gets all-clear for manned tests

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Re: But mythbusters sez it can't be dun!!!1

Fry os not god of technology just god of sack people

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'But we like 1 Direction!' Rock gods The Who fend off teen Twitter hate mob

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Re: Sad Gits

But he is entertaining

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Re: Won't get fooled again

I always thought it was odd how the Mods followed The Who, quite a bit different to their usual stuff.

Back in the last revival in the early 80s Mods were everywhere, but the rock fans used to take the piss out of their scooters.

Only thing is the rock fans usually loved NWOBHM and 70s heavy rock, but also liked the heavier Who songs. Common transport for rock fans then were Jap motorcycles.

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Re: Thank fuck

Well I have a few, boys not bothered but like rock music, just let them play Minecraft and they are happy.

Daughter likes Florence and the Machine, but used to be Two Door Cinema Club mad, but she never went beyond a poster, CDs T Shirt and seeing them live.

She HATES no direction!

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Hmm perhaps some prosecution

I think a few no direction fans should be prosecuted for their threats, well if it is suitable for some people perhaps a few of these morons should be done.

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Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

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Re: Wait, hear that?

So why does WIn 7 not allow full screen DOS?

XP does

Therefore some of us still need XP

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Eco, economy and diesel power

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Re: If I don't need ...

Still not as a good as a good RWD car.

I have seen Rover 800s struggling

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Re: 12 seconds!!!!

Accelerate - more than you think.

My car is around the 8 second mark depending on fuel, best on Shell or BP super stuff, worst on Tesco with LPG in between. But on decent petrol with recent fuel trim reset sub 8 is easy.

As I mainly use LPG, I can afford to boot it!

However the 50 to 90 acceleration is more usefull.

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12 seconds!!!!

Anything over 10 feels a bit slow.

About 8 is always nice.

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Re: It also isn't ugly!

That is what I thought, you don't look like a twat.

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Virgin Media signs 3-year telly deal with BT Sport

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Re: F1

I have managed to go from watching every race to not even knowing who won a race.

Started this just after I saw the results on BBC news home page and it was not yet broadcast, and my complaint was brushed over.

I WAS going to get another LNB for RTL but instead I lost interest, very good for sport that, fans losing interest.

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Microsoft cuts number of countries that will have Xbox One by Christmas

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Re: But why?

An HDMI input, I suppose it could be used for a PS4.

Actually HDMI shortage is a little worry for me. Will have to move a (SD) PVR from HDMI to RGB Scart.

Audio is more of a worry lack of sockets on my amp.

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Dutch

Well since a PS4 launch game is from their biggest games studios - no point MS bothering.

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Sony need SOME competition

To keep them honest - PS2 and PS3 were both esoteric architectures, PS3 really sorted out the programmers as you had to be able to code multithreaded.

If the 360 had not provided such opposition would we have ended up with such a good PS4?

It is not games I am worried about as the PS2 era had some fantastic ones, but features and prices.

BTW I have my preorder, and it is for the console made by the same company as my current console, my hand held, my video camera and my TV. And Sony had to earn these.

Video Camera - HDV, so Canon or Sony, Found a HC9 at an affordable price.

TV, W series so no contest

Handheld, Uncharted or Mario, I'm a grown up!

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

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Re: 'epic adventure acted by americans with their perfect white teeth and bronze tans'

No but I watched the original series a couple of years ago on an ITV channel

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Re: Stop mucking abaat...

Servilan did nothing for me.

I prefered Jenna Stannis / Sally Knyvette, Cally / Jan Chappell, and of course Soolin / Glynis Barber

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Re: Nooooooo

TPBTV sorry

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Re: Nooooooo

I liked Pushing Daisies, another series which required TBPTV due to shITV removing episodes

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IF............

It is NOT full of irritating Yanks I will have a look when it hits TPB

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

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Costs

Actually if you pay for Fartville it could cost substantially more than what you pay to play a proper game, even a new AAA console game.

I used the AAA console for the price - easy £40.

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Not much I expect

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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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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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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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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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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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