* Posts by MJI

4414 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Now I'm hungry

No no no

Drive to Cornwall, find a really good pasty supplier, drive home at speed.

Sit down, enjoy pasty.

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Re: Just when I think I've firmly decided on Remain

That is an issue, Ginsters is better than 3 but not as good as 1.

It seems strange defending them, but when you live miles from Cornwall and get the urge, sometimes it is the only way to get a fix.

Better a Ginsters than a Pork Farms.

When in Cornwall loads of decent Pasties, would not even look at a Ginsters, let alone eat one.

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Re: Sarcasm

OI

I have relations growing pasty components, Cornish beef to be precise

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Re: Sarcasm

And a lot of these faux pasties were disgusting, making Ginsters seem like a work of culinary genious

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Re: Heathens!!

Seen loads crimped along the top.

And they were a lot better than Ginsters.

Home made by Cornish born women.

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Re: Heathens!!

A few things

Pasty Crimping

It really depends who is doing it, Can be along the top or the side, but more concerned for the pastry than over the way it is crimped.

Different people do it different ways, depends who they learnt from.

My mum did them along top and offset. Just get the ingredients correct.

Ginsters

Now a quandary, yes they are a Cornish pasty, yes they are not that good, but a huge BUT.

They are better than the rubbish produced by many other producers around the UK, much much better. Wrong pastries, wrong meats, added carrots, really cheap ingredients. When you get guff like this even a Ginsters pasty is nice.

So the best way to describe a Ginsters pasty is OK, BTW their steak slices are pretty gruesome!

I find Rowes are pretty good, some of the small bakery ones can quite variable in quality, one day very good the next unedible. Have had this with a producer in the Lizzard.

I still regret the passing of the Falmouth Pasty Co chain as theirs were good, and available up here!

But if you are on holiday and find a good supplier, remember them for future use.

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Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

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Important questions.

Will Classic Theme Restorer still work?

Will Greasemonkey still work?

Of course I expect ABP will work.

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Broadcom sues Sony over MPEG, wireless etc patents in PlayStation 4

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Or is a case of

You are not LSI go away?

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Beleaguered 123-reg customers spot price hike

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Well

Our Yank customers do accept that any software they get works natively in mm and converts for edit and view.

25.4 is now the number

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Yankdates

Bloody impossible to work out.

Had lots of moans about reports not working while testing software, because none of us could get our heads around the dates.

"Why is 24/04/16 an invalid date?"

"Why is a report from 01/04/16 to 01/05/16 empty? I put on loads of orders for today."

Was a simple code change but a nightmare to test.

Imperial was easy in comparison. Just a matter of scale. And making sure all rounding was consistant. Putting floating point mm into integer mm pushed to wrong 1/16".

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90 days of Android sales almost beat 9 months' worth for all flavours of Win 10

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Re: They are not comparable.

One simple thing.

Most Windows applications are WIN32 or X64

If a Windows phone cannot run WIN32 it is at a huge disadvantage in numbers of applications.

So Windows phones are niot proper Windows, and until WIN32 works on them will not be.

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Oculus backtracks on open software promise

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There is only one headset I could get anyway

And I doubt I will

PC too old, and PC is too much like work (I work in IT).

So I have to have my games console one.

But apart from running about in a mech suit not much I actually want.

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Re: Users are the Product

127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com

that solves it

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Re: Not surprised

Pre orders

Do not pre order anything not from Naughty Dog

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Re: Workaround

DVD advert skipping blocked.

Just meant I stopped buying DVDs

For a few months it was rip DVD & burn DVD-R, so I removed a step and just did the burn.

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Troll seeks toll because iPhones work

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Cheapest answer

Is to hire a hitman and dispose of them

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Wayne Rooney razzles in X-Men: Apocalypse plug

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So it was

Someone looking like a potato trying to sell Daiwoo cars (they are not Chevrolets - where are the V8s?)

A few footballists being annoying.

Waste of time

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Pandora investor: Sell this company sooner rather than later

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Re: Pandora

The one in town is next to Costa.

(Wife likes some of their stuff)

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When I saw Pandora

I first thought of Hyperion, well it is a company on Pandora.

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

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Depends on what is done.

When the modifications are not huge, or are for health reasons (such as John Innes tomatoes) there is very little to object over. I would personally welcome developments like this.

But I personally would avoid food with modifications to cope with extreme amounts of pesticide, or where cross kingdom (fish in grain)

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Chaps make working 6502 CPU by hand. Because why not?

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Re: Will it run

My favourite 6502 game

Omega Race

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Giant Vic 20 next

Please make the rest of the computer

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Politician claims porn tabs a malware experiment, then finds God

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Playboy articles

Someone at a previous job had a copy, and I had a look just to read an article on TVR

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Re: Stats

60% of women admit to looking at porn online.

The other 40% watch Poldark

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Big Pharma wrote EU anti-vaping diktat, claims Tory ex-MEP

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Re: Hurrah!

So many politicians try to get rid of it or make it electable.

Why?

It is our last defense.

HoL is a great idea, people playing the very long game, being able to overrule people playing the very short game.

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Russia poised to unleash 'Son of Satan' ICBM

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Re: Two steps forward...

Russians joining in with anti missile

This is what I would have done, get them on side.

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Re: Two steps forward...

No I am thinking of the Ukrainian Soviet leader who gave Ukrain Crimea.

So I understand why Russia wanted it back.

No Israelis there.

Middle East has been a total screw up since the demise of the Ottoman Empire

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Re: Two steps forward...

I think Crimea is understandable, looking at recent history/

But the rest of it well what can the West do?

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IE and Graphics head Microsoft's Patch Tuesday critical list

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Re: Firefox is catching the Microsoft attitude.

I know the feeling,I do not update FF any more as currently it i working and I do not know what will be broken next,

I hate Google Chrome as there is no menu and no search bar.

Firefox looks like a browser.

Window caption

File Edit Menus

Address bar & search bar

Row of proper tabs

Took a LOT of work to restore this appearance. And a couple of years ago looked like this out f the box.

I had to remote onto a Win10 PC this week, what a horror.

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French maverick sniffs around O2

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Re: Shouldn't O2

My work phone says O2 so tempted to ask BT about it as they now do mobile again.

Just like the post office offered me internet so I said I was with them already as I had BT Infinity!

I love confusing companies

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Shouldn't O2

be owned by BT rather than whateer EE is?

I remember BT Cellnet

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Google asks Unicode to look over 13 new emoji showing professional women

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The only one I can think of is

The Laughing Man

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Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch

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Better check

Two Win7 ASUS boarded gaming PCs here

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'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

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Re: If they want to get more Win10

I know, I have working devices which are topped out at XP as they are old

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If they want to get more Win10

Offer it free to XP users

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Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

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When I got forced to change regularly

At a previous job.

I resorted to the Platform 5 book of passwords (OK loco spotting book)

Started at Dreadnaught and worked up. If they needed numbers I would have added the 5 digit number

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Ex-HP boss Carly Fiorina sacked one week into new job

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Why can't?

You just have Obama for as 3rd term.

We just look at your candiditates in hooro.

Do you want to join the Commonwealth and have a Queen instead?

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F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

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Re: This is how the US is preserving its air superiority V/STOL

V/STOL is a mature technology, been done successfully since the 60s

Great technology for smaller carriers

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The case for ethical ad-blocking

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Re: @ tannin

The clickers.

Competitors

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Thunderbird is GO: Mozilla prepares to jettison mail client

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Re: Still around?

Webmail

So I am supposed to log into 6 different accounts on one PC to get emails, rather than just downloading them quickly to one place.

Different people, different servers ect

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Ad-blocker blocking websites face legal peril at hands of privacy bods

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Re: Google has a panel covering most of the screen with some boring

Mine is kept under control by HOSTS and greasemonkey scripts

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Mitsubishi 'fesses up: We lied in fuel tests to make our cars look great

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Re: Energy in = energy out

Got problem there

I do like the 60s,but i used to be a DPS member around the time of preservation

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Re: Only 10%?

Am I alone in wondering what an emoji is?

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Re: "It was Nissan that blew the whistle on the scam"

Stanza

No small z not large Z

No go and buy a Z370

I did forget 200SX is fine as well

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Re: Energy in = energy out

I chose the Mirlees due to high efficiency. And they had to work a bit to fit in the loading gauge.

And I don't think the Napier Delic is that fuel efficient, just very light and compact for the power.

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Re: Energy in = energy out

Rail traction reached similar figures in the 90s. The last British built Diesels were acheiving this.

Howver a Mirlees straight 8 will not fit any car

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Blighty ranks 38th in World Press Freedom Index

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Re: Not surprised

gagging.

Everywhere else in the world but England and Wales.

I would also say that the deleted messages were safe as they did not mention any names.

Hinted at, but no ID

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Re: Not surprised

There is even a song about AB as well!

Did the other injunction at Ryan Giggs time ever get publicised?

Worst thing about superinjunctions was that you were not allowed to deny being the person it was about. Notably other sports people during RG case.

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Kent Police handed domestic abuse victim's data to alleged abuser – a Kent cop

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Should have been jailed

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WTF

No fine, but sackings definately required

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