* Posts by MJI

4585 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Ad flog Plus: Adblock Plus now an advertising network, takes cash to broker web banners

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The Register

But they have no adverts.

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Re: Optional

Just ask yourself one question.

Why did you originally install it?

Was it to completely remove all advertising, or to stop those really irritating ones which annoy you?

They never bothered me until they invented automatic pop ups and hover over, and of course noisy ones.

Animated GIFs, not too bad.

Blame the advertisers for pissing off the users that we felt the need to block them. Not the users who wanted to be able to surf the internet.

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VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

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Yes they can do it but.

But now unclean due to CO2 as it is thirstier

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Re: They couldn't —but they did

dajames

Very well put.

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Re: VW Software change

And quite a few people do not want it in case it makes their car thirstier and slower

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Kneel before Zod! OpenText claims mighty Documentum from Dell

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I was expecting

QBS Zod

Percy the Park Keepers Alien friend

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'Oi! El Reg! Stop pretending Microsoft has a BSOD monopoly!'

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Re: Linux BSOD on Aircraft?

I take it you missed the documentry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Flying_ace

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Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

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A new telephone was announced?

Sorry more important tech release news yesterday.

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UK Labour man Owen Smith: If you wanna be a leader, you gotta stop with that lens

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Owen Thingy

Anyway where are the piccies of the login?

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Publishing military officers' names 'creates Islamic State hitlist'

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A tip for terrorists

Nice little country town Hereford has a nearby military base.

RAF Hereford

I suggest you go there one at a time, and upon seeing anyone outside walk up to them, state you are a terrorist and would like to see the base.

They will then take you on a tour, someone will enjoy it.

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YouTube breaks Sony Bravias

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Expensive TVs

I ended up paying a lot for a TV, not quite smart, runs on Linux, but large screen.

And the most important thing of any TV.

Was the best picture I had ever seen from an LCD TV.

Upscales SD very well. Has 3 HDMI, quite a few SCART, component.

But tuner is now out of date, chip set cannot handle UK HD DTTV.

I have 1 or 2 superbit DVDs and the one I tried looks great on that TV, upscaled from RGB SCART.

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Re: Nothing new here.

ITV are shite with their support anyway, so use STV instead via web method

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I do

But via the PS4

Why?

So I can find the item I am looking for.

Usually collectables in game

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Nul points: PM May's post-Brexit EU immigration options

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Banks

They are planning to move to Europe.

I cannot understand how anyone with a brain could not see mass abandoning of the UK by foreign owned companies.

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Re: Wrong question

Reasons I have heard are

1) EU not much use for them.

2) Since we are not in Euro nor Shengen why bother.

3) Take back control.

4) Don't know.

5) To annoy relative.

6) Protest vote.

7) Too much immigration.

8) Don't like Cameron.

That is 8 off the top of my head, and all are quite silly.

NOONE SAID TTIP and one idiot looked at me like an alien when I assumed it was why he voted out.

EDIT : I DID NOT PUT BLANK LINES BETWEEN OPTIONS SORT IT ELREG

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Asteroid 'FreddieMercury'

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Why does he need an asteroid when

he already has a whole planet?

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Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

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Re: Microsoft continues to destroy the PC

I can beat that my old XP PC is still grunty enough to run lots of stuff and still works for video editing (including HD).

Was XP as built just before 7 came out.

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Windows 10 now rules the weekend, taking over from Windows 7

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Re: Two laptops recently

When I saw winxcreable it took me a while to realise you meant 10 and not the previous good version on Windows.

Current 7

Previous XP

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Re: Devil in the detail

Well since MS have piled out so many duds we do look at the good ones fondly.

Lets just say that for our customers XP workstations are being replaced with new Win7 workstations.

Win10 at work would provoke a walk out.

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OpenBSD 6.0 lands

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Re: But will it run Crysis?

PS3 can play Crysis (was free on PS+ once)

PS3 runs CellOS

CellOS is based on BSD

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BBC vans are coming for you

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Re: True story

Box with flashing light.

But that is the internet

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Re: 66% discount

Adamant?

From Twyfords

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Re: Picture this.

You do if you run Windows

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Don't like paying it, but...............

It is still just about worth it.

I watch about 90 minutes of TV a day, that is all, not a lot.

Favourite channels are BBC2HD & BBC4HD, C4

Occassionally BBC1

Sometimes have to use BBC I Player, this works well, clients on devices I use, it JUST works.

Now ITV, my wife likes some of their sh1t, but she failed to notice the start of a series.

NO repeats despite nearly as many channels as BBC.

shITV player just DOES NOT WORK, shows adverts then blocks you for having APB, er I just saw 3 of the buggers. NO clients for devices I use (2 big selling games consoles), one device actually losing the client (4th or 5th best selling games console).

Beyond Incompetent.

BTW the fix is STV player and greasemonkey.

I object more to companies I buy from advertising on ITV than paying BBC licence fee.

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B&W licence?

How can there be such a thing anymore?

The licence depenps upon the receiver not the screen, since only digital is broadcast now, and all DTTV decoders do colour, this does seem an anacronism.

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BT boils over, blows off Steam, accuses Valve of patent infringement

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Re: Half Life 3

I have already decided the outcome, Valve pay BT the full amount of damages & costs I would award in a copy of HL3 on Steam.

Then they will have to get off their **** to make it and we all get to find out what happens to Gordon

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Interesting

I am not on anyones side here, I use both companies products. I like Steam, I am on BT FTTC.

However those patents are all a bit flimsy, and sound like obvious ways of doing things, they are not the sort of patents you should expect from a large telecommunications company.

Now what work has BT done in providing these ideas? Have they done any, does not look like they have spent that long, not like a lot of their real intellectual property with regards to infrastructure.

BT are trying to pull a fast one, and I think a court case may be a good idea, if only to get these patents invalidated. That said if they had used them against patent trolls good luck to them, but of course Valve are not.

But my findings are as follows.

BT win, but total damages and costs restricted to a free copy of Half Life 3, on Steam. That is my technique, let them win but not recover costs, and damages restricted to something sensible (like a copy of HL3).

I remember when BT lost a patent case against a troll, when the technology was originally developed by BT or GPO in the first place, but patented in the US, that one was definately a wrong decision.

And I have maintained that for years that they should have patented the programmable computer!

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Microsoft Outlook.com redecoration delay rumors: THE TRUTH

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Re: Why have they broken Hotmail?

It sits there refreshing away, lagging my PC, real PITA to use, a very old email address I use for webmail only.

Even replying is difficult.

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Why have they broken Hotmail?

Outlook is a festering pile of rubbish in comparison

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Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD'

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Re: is there a comprehensive list of cockups?

I remember their constant attack on the Netware client as well.

Yes MS we remember.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.

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Re: Linux? Meh.

How about Orbis OS for games?

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Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry

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Re: "Fifty-five per cent of ad block users are prepared to turn them off"

I wish I could block classic FM on my car radio!

Listening to local travel info, congestion on a nearby motorway junction and then theirs cuts in with smug music barfing on about the M25. I don't give a fxxk as the motorway I am crossing over is the M5 not the Msodding25.

I even deleted the bl00dy channel.

I think I will buy a notch filter for them if I can find one.

such a smug channel.

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Only disabled on

Forums I use who provide relevant and usable adverts and do not use a blocked provider.

Relevant means that a user of above forum would buy from the advertiser.

Howver one forum I used went to a blocked provider lots of unable to load messages now.

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Ford announces plans for mass production of self-driving cars by 2021

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Re: Not a hope in hell

Being worked on.

Off roading driverless cars

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/land-rover/96310/jaguar-land-rover-working-on-all-terrain-autonomous-cars

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Seatbelts

Someone once told me that since my car was so old I should take out the rear seat belts so they didn't need to be used.

I told them I fitted them, they did not understand why I would fit them.

Perhaps I didn't want to be hit by a low flying passenger?

Really confused the late night Police in the quiet lanes, pull over old hatch pretending they were in the RAC rally and find a couple of well strapped in drunks.

Pretty sure that they stopped me having a full checkover more than once, not that it would have been an issue except for the exhaust and running a larger engine than on the documentation.

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Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

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Re: Huh,

Data

I store it on a few places

Server with a nice server engine.

Directories on the root of C where I can find them.

I don't like stuff being buried in hidden directories where I cannot find it

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Re: Why doesn't Win10 support multiple drives better

I had to do this when I built my sons W7 boxes

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Re: Leaving Microsoft MS Orifice

I (sort of use) MS Office at work, no idea what version as there is no help about (but dated 2015), it has a square ribbon style menu and I hardly use it (rarely write documents), the email client (Outlook) is pretty shonky and the diary loses appointments including the most important ones of the lot.

MY HOLIDAY

To be honest it is a pretty horrible to use of software, new email doesn't, it just sets focus, it will not let me type stuff in and use basic formatting.

But worst of all to me are the icons on the task bar, they are all too similar and outlook looks very much like Teamviewer to me (blue with white circle). So I clck omn looking for an email and find a PC I was connected to.

I have the last File Edit office at home (only use Word) and that is good enough for me, but I have used Libre office and would recommend it.

Anyway on my start menu it says Office 2013 and is full of things I never use, Access* (my cards are all Mastercard or Visa). Excel (the CSV Viewer), Infopath*, OneDrive*, OneNote*, Powerpoint (I prefer PL10s), Publisher*, Skype, Word.

* No idea what they are.

But do we need these tools?

I wonder>

I can knock up basic HTML which I use for any internal documentation, I still do not know what a spreadsheet can that a small self written program cannot do.

And we all hate Outlook in the office.

However I am in the sad situation that the languages I know best are running on MS environments, I have managed to get my IDE up and running in WINE but a few DLLS still preclude the executable.

The question is can I make Win 7 last until retirement?

Oh and we are investigating moving to another email and calendar system. we may even just give up and write our own calendar, it cannot be that difficult.

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Vodafone: Dear customers. We're sorry we killed your Demon

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Re: Just goes to show....

They bougth Hotmail and messed it up

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Re: Just goes to show....

Hotmail has gone pretty bad as well, recently turned off POP access by default and renamed it all outlook.

Turned a good free system into a POS.

I own a domain based on my name, rent web space and use that.

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'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'

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I wanted Laserdisc

But could never afford it, I needed a new film format, but luckily for me DVD came along. I still remember those darks days sadly between the fall of Beta and the start of DVD

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I'd be happy with doubled up full HD

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Re: quality..

"The chain is only as strong as it's weakest link - a fancy power lead won't change your house wiring or the distribution grid. In some cases the meat bag's own sensors are the limiting aspect."

"Actually, many "fancy power leads" are shielded...which does two things:"

Shielded interconnects, and keep your speaker cables away from the the mains leads.

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Re: quality.. - some real answers.

Some real answers are.

Decent interconnects for analogue, well shielded. Mechanically reliable, do not allow signals to leak in. Avoid crosstalk.

Decent interconnects for digital, basically is it tough enough not to break, cause drop outs, fall out of sockets.

Decent stand for players with moving parts, make sure the turntable has a secure base. This can make a huge difference with SOME equipment.

Thick speaker cable of reasonable quality. again a case of making sure it doesn't colour the signal with high resistance.

Wall rugs is a good one, carpets is another.

Avoid signal cable adaptors, use a BNC plug rather than a phono BNC adaptor.

Uncompressed, lossless, or high bitrates.

All of these are a case of decent quality rather than expensive. Most important things are to not fall apart and to get the information from one place to another as well as possible. The most obvious places for different quality of cables are SCART leads, you can tell between a cheap and a well made. Any really poor interconnects can act as aerials.

Real jokes are gold plated optical cables, Monster, £40 HDMI cables (unless long). Bose.

Decent components do not have to be expensive, amps, about £100 a channel, speakers around £100 a box is a good starting point for a really good system.

Also do not be afraid of trying alternative sources, been cases of DVD players beating CD players at playing CDs.

For information my HDMI cables were given to me with TV but were £10 each. Analogue interconnects a couple of quid, (under £5 a set - but bought YEARS ago), speaker cable, can't remember how much I paid but nice and chunky. My most expensive cable is still a SCART lead.

Diminishing returns cuts in a lot lower than a lot of people think.

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Re: Won't fit in your pockets.

Except when I needed to carry them around I found one Pro-X L500 was usually sufficient for a days use, battery life however...........

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Mine come on discs, as it is cheaper than the console store.

And I can delete and reinstall from the BD if I run out of disc space.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

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Re: Blunt Instrument

Or the replacement of forums and feedback pages with Facebook, I HATE this

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Re: The 'We thought you might like' conundrum

Amazon and Ebay do lose business due to this, if you keep getting it rammed in your face you go to places which do not.

Many times we have gone elsewhere for presents to avoid the recipient seeing things like this about it.

I had to set up another Ebay account for this and only use with one browser to stop it polluting other browsers.

And yes I do block as much as I can

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Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

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Lots of confusion I see

Vegetarians are usually fine, they eat some animal products such as milk. They just do not eat meat as opposed to extreme avoidance.

Aliens from a planet orbiting Vega though, usually are nutters, that story about no breast milk, beyond belief. This is a dietary fad.

My personal beliefs are as follows.

We are omnivorous, we have evolved that way, our digestive system is not designed for full vegetable nor carnivorus diet, but we have the acids of a carnivore, and a longer digestive tract, but not as long as a herbivore. Also look at what we can eat compared to a carnivore (look what can kill a dog).

We also must respect our food, not just buy whatever is cheapest, but what is good. This means meat which is of high welfare, no Auschwitz chicken or eggs, outdoor reared pork, decent welfare beef.

Our meat bill is higher than some people because we do not buy the value stuff where only normal welfare is used.

Funny really but British farm animal welfare is among the best in the world.

I never have ready meals, nor mass produced cooking sauces. My wife knows what goes into our food.

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

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Re: I'm wondering

Lumped with it

My wife set up an account for me!!!

So I fill it up with as much rubbish as possible.

Great place to shove gameplay videos on, pictures from within games, anything to fill it up, use from a OC, er no.

I wonder what happened to the PSN trophy auto posting? That would nicely fill up fartbook as well.

Photomode in Uncharted 4, how about those for interesting posts?

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