Is a toy, who would use that?
4700 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Is a toy, who would use that?
Actually I would choose a Playstation rather than a Xbox, no offence to Phil Spencer
I have had good customer service from them
1st gen IDTV - updated regularly, once had a tuner mod by an engineer when the sound was wrong way round
Video camera - CCD chip fault bad glue batch, repaired at quite an age for free.
Digital camera - CCD chip replaced for free
PS4 - faulty PSU on launch day unit, swapped out for new one
And I still have a working 1982 VCR
I forgot Planet Earth 2
BBR Bristol and David Attenborough
Why other nature documentries fail in the UK
I found it VERY easy to use and set up.
I trialed a few days before Grand Tour.
Literally went down menu to Amazon placeholder, X it installed, I opened up, entered log in details, watched a free sample programme in HD, DD5.2 and NO LOGOS.
Back to PC, paid Amazon £59, back to PS4, searched everything, following day watched Man In High Castle. Then just after it finished, oh look The Grand Tour was up.
I did hold back on joining until TGT even though I have wanted to watch TMITHC for a while.
It is easy to use.
On Thursdays one minute I can be bashing Cabal with Gjallarhorns and the next be watching Clarkson Hammond and May.
I am impressed with Amazon Prime and there is enough content for a programme a night.
There is still some decent stuff, Sherlock is worth a watch, I enjoyed a James May reassembly programme last night, then watched the model railway documentry afterwards
I cannot use ITV player at all, STV one worked until recently as long as you deleted a few web pag elements.
Anyway BBC and C4 work on both consoles, shITV abandoned them. So anything the PVR fails to record gets missed or I torrent it. (For my wife BTW)
Just remember this online TV providers, your system MUST be easier to use than a bittorrent client.
I do not even bother checking the schedule with C5 as they do not want me as a viewer.
I worked out 99% of my viewing is from the following
BBC1 HD Freesat
BBC4 HD Freesat
BBC2 HD Freesat
C4 SD Freesat
Film 4 SD Freesat
BBC News24 Freeview
Oh and Amazon Prime via PS4
BBC Iplayer is OK but the quality is a bit pants
Tell ITV that
They are terrible
The famous Robot Wars robot.
Is still pretty cheap elsewhere.
UK for example.
There is no reason for tosspots company to get the money
Nope, we have plenty of defences.
No need for guns, a cricket bat should be enough
Just a generic mobile telephone with a Nokia sticker on it.
I remember the N8 fondly
I take it then that you have never tried Pork Farms or Walls.
Ginsters are not great but they are better than a lot of similar packeted foods.
We can't all live in Cornwall.
Ginsters 5/10, Pork Farms 2/10, Rowes 9/10, my Mums were 10/10
I do the same, but got a PS4 as well.
A boy has also worked out how to avoid malware sites, he goes there first on his Vita and looks for web page errors.
Seen those and wondered, now I know why they are so cheap.
I paid a lot for top end picture processing, good upscaling and good build quality.
Oh and mine runs a form of Linux and the network is not plugged into it.
I just would not bother selling there
Don't get his TV, nor his papers, definately did not vote for him in June.
And most newspapers now are getting a pain to read with their partisanship
I gave up when BBC stopped showing all races live, now I just do not care.
The rush to pay TV is killing the sport
So nearly as old as Murdoch then.
A very good writer, answers readers, some very clever ideas.
And some horror, especially with the captured pilot in a cylinder.
Iain M Banks
OS Map fan
Yes many of us are fans of OS maps
From Ordnance Survey
I spent ages looking for the bit about Ordnance Survey!
Do Sony, Panasonic, and Sanyo batteries explode anything like Samsung batteries?
That is not the Transit engine, two completely different engines, only thing in common is capacity and maker.
Gove did mean well, but he failed. He is not evil, few are. Actually 95% of politicians are there to try to improve the world, 90% fail.
5% are there for reasons of power, not public service.
A few are idiots (Thornberry, Abbot)
Quite a few are lead by religious views (May, Farron, Owen Thingy)
There are a few dinosaurs (Corbyn)
A lot try and fail (Cameron, Clegg)
A small number are power hungry (Blair)
And a very small number are worth listening to (Clarke, Field)
Education, well it has been messed around with for years, a lot of it political dogma overcoming common sense.
I was at a streamed comprehensive, worked pretty well, my daughter a grammar (very good), boys an academy (OK). Now the left hate streaming and helping those of ability, the right support it.
Not nice, petrol engines as well, they would have been better off with resonance intakes than swirl flaps.
All the issues modern engines are getting is scary.
Then add in dual mass flywheels, the rush to fewer cylinders will also increase drive train shocks.Then the extended service intervals (this killed quite a few GM V6s).
Beancounters are also a serious threat with their penny pinching costing future owners hundreds of pounds. (GM valve seals, save pence, need replacing), my pet hate is plastic head dowels.
I also reckon dual clutch gearboxes will be a time bomb in a few years.
Known Ford engine troubles
2.7 V6 Diesel is unreliable (cranks ect). (In D3)
3.0 V6 Petrol eats little ends (in X Type, owner traded on quickly aftter being told it was common)
2.2 and 2.4 Transit Diseasels are unpleasant and not very long lasting. (In Defender, even TD5 more reliable and definately a nicer engine). Yes done LR experience.
As to BMW
BMW Diesels eat swirl control flaps, But smooth and quiet
That Cologne V6 BTW is underpowered, and not as nice as what GM used in their cars (Senator 3.0 6). - and the DOHC was not as nice as the 2.0 Family 2 either.
I would put GM way ahead on engines over Ford
From chats among people I know, no UKIP support I know of, but there is definate interest in LD from both Lab and Con sides.
Hopefully Express will shut down soon, I do not know of any purchasers (only ex readers)
I try to avoid both papers commentards as I do not want high blood pressure. (Nor to be lynched)
Best avoided by avoiding both sites.
Well his mouth must be pretty foul.
Mine was designed under UK ownership, released under German ownership, sold under US ownership, and the company is now Indian.
At least the engine compartment was too short for a BMW engine, and the Ford engines too unreliable to use.
What a palava.
It is really bad for the more centrist Conservative supporting Remainers, there is a large number of them, I reckon many on here are as well.
UKIP to them is an extremist party, I expect many are looking at the Lib Dems now with interest.
Interesting to see these two
Mail used to be a case of joking about it, not much changed there. Still a joke, obsessed with celebrities. Irrelevant I suppose.
But the Express, used to be an OK paper, a bit better than Mail and a bit obsessed with Princess Diana, but now, it is nothing but a hate rag, I feel dirty just seeing the headlines, same feeling as you get from a bad copy of the Sun. You get the feeling they want to line any non hard exit from EU people up against the wall and shoot them. What the hell went on there to turn it from OK (not good, not shit), straight past gutter and right into sewer press.
Greasy fatty chicken which has died of old age.
I don't understand why it is so popular
So call him Mr
He was not there to plaster the place?
Good plasterer I have heard and loves not being recognised.
Oh and Cheltenham based.
Was a local hero
Works fine here on XP, 7, Mint, Orbis OS, Cell OS, and what ever is on a Vita
isn't it railway station?
>> Where do you get your porn?
But use their internet all the time.
This will skew the figures over time as well.
They produce an operating system which runs programs.
A program I ran on my XP machine produces
Unsupported 16-Bit Application
then too much blurb for me to type in.
The language was extrememly popular in the 90s for database applications, I know of at least one large hospital system written in it (I knew the head programmer).
NT4 with some issues*
Vista 32 with some major issues*
W7 32 with showstopping issues (NETBIOS)
W7 64 no hope
* running client server as well!
W7 32 was killed off due to killing off IP support for the program which provides client server access.
We do factory software.
So what did we do in the real world?
Vista - upgrade to XP, or run in a low resolution mode
W7 - tough, we tried, at first use your XP PCs, later test our new Windows software.
Huge DOS system, it took over 5 years to get into a viable WIN32 version. MS does not understand the software industry, you buy software to do a job, not because it is written in X.
MS broke a lot of compatalitiy with Vista onwards.
Our old system runs on DOS based systems, 2000 and XP, our current system XP and on.
XP can run more software than almost any other OS.
This is why it refuses to go away
Church of England
CofE is interesting as they split religion and science.
And this is an interesting link
With his annoying car.
So why are they moaning?
Do they eat the money?
Especially as it refuses to die
Yes it was a full 4% for her to be the MP until the end of time.
get it tight a referendum <> vote for an MP
One is a permanent change the other a 5 year term
Completely not trusted, they are only in it for themselves and no one else.
As to enclosed spaces, smoking is bad, but when it comes to obnoxious smells not enough exposure to vapers to know yet, but no one mentions the strong perfume/aftershave, the egg sandwich addict, these are pretty horrible in an enclosed room.
So you have a few groups.
The anti tobacco people
The anti smoking AND vaping people
The anti air pollution people
If someone is anti vaping AND trapped with egg sandwiches OK, but if they hate vaping and accept those sandwiches, they are being anti the people.
With their databases, ID cards, and 28 day detention
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