* Posts by King Jack

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DJI: Register your drones or no more cool flying vids for you

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Two Words... F..

Just buy something else and watch this company disappear.

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: It's 'only' 16 bit and 44.1KHz CD

The only thing that is lost is stuff you cannot hear. The difference between a 24bit and 16bit sample is inaudible hiss. There is nothing to be gained by using higher rates as every one born has 'human' ears and cannot hear high frequencies that animal can. Dogs, cats, bats, dolphins and elephants for the low notes might appreciate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bd99cADk70 It is all explained in easy to understand terms there.

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MP3 'died' and nobody noticed: Key patents expire on golden oldie tech

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Re: MP3 is good enough for 90% of people.

There are no "steps" or "staircases" in a digital recording. You can digitize a sine wave and play it back perfectly, you can see the results on an oscilloscope to prove it. The steps thing is a myth perpetuated by people you don't understand how sampling works. Visit youtube where you will find videos that prove this as well as the truth about 24bit and 16 samples.

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RE: Convert an MP3 to WAV, then recompress to MP3

Because my dear deluded friend, MP3 is a lossy format. It throws information away every time it encodes. So your loop experiment just shows you know nothing about digital formats. Do your files on your computer 'degrade' when you copy them? No? Try to figure out why.

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74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+

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Re: From North of the Border

You forgot about privacy issues. Windows 10 reports back EVERYTHING you do with it. So all patients private details would belong to M$. One reason to go in a different direction. Windows 10 is poison.

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All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

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Re: Radio?

What's the quality of a internet radio? You pick your poison anything from 32kbps mp3 to 320kbps AAC. there are plugins that will record any of the streams, it even names them and cuts the crap out in between tracks. Some stations don't advertise. Just listen for a couple of hours and fill your boots. It has pointed me the way of music i'd never get to hear otherwise.

Go back in time and FM was all there was. It didn't stop anyone getting rich then and neither will the 'net or youtube.

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Radio?

Music has been free on radio of decades. It has not stopped people from buying music. Even in the internet age there are dedicated genre stations which serve music 24/7. Yet big bands/acts are still millionaires. You need to hear music before you know you like it and perhaps buy it. It is the quality of youtube that is a problem, if there is one.

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Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

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Re: Because most of the world has gone to webmail

You do know that Thunderbird can access webmail? If you have several accounts, it is just one program running in the background, all your email in one place.

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S is for Sandbox: The logic behind Microsoft's new lockdown Windows gambit

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S is for Spyware

I take it this phones home everything you do too? And idiots will still flock to it.

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Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

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Re: How do you abort the update?

Trying so hard not to laugh.

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Lyrebird steals your voice to make you say things you didn't – and we hate this future

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Wesley Crusher

Old news. Wesley Crusher used a device to clone the Captains voice to take control of the Enterprise. Seeing as Fiction is used a guide for modern living (1984), you'd think they would know this is a foolish idea based on Star Trek. Or perhaps that is why they are doing it.

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Re: Any bank offering this will become very quickly my ex-bank !!!

Just don't use that service. For example I don't do internet banking and never authorized it, so no one can use it access my account. That is all anyone need do. Let them be 'hip' with someone else's money.

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This story is no more

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The End is Nigh

Nibiru has been found, so to keep the conspiracy theorists happy the story is hushed up. You didn't read it here.

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Half-baked security: Hackers can hijack your smart Aga oven 'with a text message'

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Re: How many people would pay a monthly fee to connect their oven

The same fools that would pay British Gas £9 to fiddle with a thermostat.

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Embrace our cloud, damn you: Microsoft dangles 40% discount on Azure instances

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Good Deal

$40% to give your data/secrets to M$, sounds cheap

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Broadband providers almost double prices after deals end

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Re: Article and 29 comments so far and not one mention of

The new ISP is cheaper and they don't block anything. I don't reward stupidity so I feel good. That is the difference.

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Re: Article and 29 comments so far and not one mention of

Retentions dept, I tried that. All I wanted was a new 21st century modem instead of the piece of shit Noah used. They refused to give me one unless I signed on for an additional 18 months. I told them that If I moved elsewhere I'd get a new modem and probably a reduced price. They wouldn't budge so I left. Then the phone calls began begging me to stay (which I didn't) They even sent me a new modem which is gathering dust in its box. I don't think these people understand business or customer relations.

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Shady dealings

Seems to be par for the course. I read my contract with my ISP and it says the price will rise by £3 p/m when my contract expires. On that date I'll be seeking a new provider. When will they learn to leave stable long-term customers alone? They could have a guaranteed income for years, but screwing people over is preferable. Same with the power providers. It must be a cartel deal because they all do it.

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UK.gov cuts deal with Microsoft to avoid £15m post-Brexit price hike

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The real deal

The real deal is the Gov turning a blind eye to M$ illegal spyware.

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Microsoft's new hardware: eight x86 cores, 40 GPU cores

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Big Brother

How many cores are dedicated to spying?? Would not touch it with yours.

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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Does that mean every password I ever type into any browser...

Is know to M$? Yes. I've been telling idiots that but they still won't believe. They defend M$ by diverting to other companies that do similar. People today are conditioned to be defend oppression, they like being butt fucked.

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Re: not sure what May & friends is going to do once they're free of the clutches of the ECJ

They will embrace it and probably pass a law to make it compulsory to use Windows 10. They will demand access to all the data M$hit collects. Governments of the 21st century want this.

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EE scrap connection fee... to hike broadband and telly packages

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Connection fee

Connection fee was always a con, just a money grab for no reason but because they can. Putting up your price because a competitor does is a sign of a cartel and they should be punished for it. If only there were some body to oversee that?

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Samsung plans Galaxy Note 7 fire sale

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Battey Problems?

If they simply kept the loved feature of a removable battery, this would have been a non existent problem. Just recall and swap the defective batteries. I hope they get burned and learn not to follow stupid trends in the future. Removing features is a thing pioneered by Sony.

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'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court

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Place your bets

M$ has got away with this nonsense because governments want the sheep to use this spyware. I hope they get taken to the cleaners, but I doubt much will happen.

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Microsoft nicks one more Apple idea: An ad-supported OS

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Re: Starve the beast

@Mark 110 You like the spying and phoning home? I guess it must be ok then. Baaa!

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BT splurges £1.2bn on securing Champions League rights, Sky heads for an early bath

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Ban exclusive rights

Ban exclusive rights and everyone wins. Until that happens expect this nonsense to continue.

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Li-ion king Goodenough creates battery he says really is... good enough

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Re: background

He is doing important research and does not want his computer phoning home and giving his secrets to M$.

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Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

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Keep you mouth shut

If you have a car accident you are told by your insurers to not admit liability. Apply the same logic to the goons that knock on your door. I'm not urging people to not pay if they watch TV but don't self incriminate yourself. Do not sign anything. If you do then you deserve what you get. Crapita cannot do anything to you unless you give them the ammo to shoot you.

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Microsoft slaps Apple Gatekeeper-like controls on Windows 10: Install only apps from store

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"they better be prepared for massive case action legal cases against them"

They forced and tricked people into 'upgrading' to 10. Destroying computers and damaging businesses. A few were vocal and even fewer people sued. So now the way is clear for them to pull this shit as they know they will get away with it. I doubt that many sheep will do anything but roll over and spread 'em.

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Google agrees to break pirates' domination over music searches

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Ministry of Peace

Double plus good, that's all I have to say.

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Windows 10: What is it good for? Microsoft pitches to devs ahead of Creators Update

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Windows 10: What is it good for?

Sharing your private data with M$ and whom ever else they choose to share it with.

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Biggest Kodi sweep: Brit cops nab five, bag some dodgy sticks

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Re: Ebay seems to be full of them

Just go to eBay and type in 'android tv box' the cheaper is not the better. The top of the range should be around £40 any more and you are being ripped off. Prices fall as ram size and android version fall.

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Euro bloc blocks streaming vid geoblocks

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Re: 2018?

Don't forget on that day we'll get cheap bent bananas again.

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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Re: Be reasonable

If the government really wanted to do something pro consumer they would ban exclusives. Sky, BT and Virgin would all carry the same content and therefore compete on price and quality of service. In the same way grocery shops and petrol stations compete. I hope illegal streaming kills them all.

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Feds snooping on your email without a warrant? US lawmakers are on a war path to stop that

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Re: Email is not private

If you encrypt the email then send it, won't that make it private?

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Re: Starship Troopers

There is a CG animated show called Roughnecks with 7 chapters lasting abut 90mins each. It is Starship Troopers done right. It is a bit dated now but still worth a look. Ricoooo...

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Re: And all this time, I thought ...

The bible is fiction not sci-fi.

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King Jack
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Make something new

Why not just make something that has not been made before? Why must Hollywood churn out the same films over and over again. There comes a point where you've seen all future films before they are made. Instead of enjoying the film you spend all you time comparing it to the original and why this version sucks balls. Then Hollywood blames piracy for low turnout, rinse and repeat. Make a TV series instead.

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Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals

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Re: Eek!

There is no need to make fun of Richard Hammond's height or lack thereof.

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PS4 Pro woes: Random display blackouts caught on camera

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Re: Never had a single problem. PS4 Pro working perfectly here.

Because Sony only made one console and you happen to own it. Muppet.

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Sky fattens up broadband subs as it hovers above Fox's open mouth

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Re: Only game in town

In a fair society exclusive lockout would be illegal. Sky will never see any money from me no matter what they do.

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Batman v Superman leads Razzie nominations

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Three Wishes

I just wish that one day somebody will have the brain cells, guts to make a Batman film or game that doesn't include the now boring, "My parents were murdered flashback". We all know the origin story by now and if we want a refresher then the media is already out there. In BvS the crux of the story was a name shared by their mothers. How stupid. Just make a film where Batman detects and beats up the bad guys, real bad guys. How difficult is that?

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Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid

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@ lamont Wesley was in the very first episode.

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@ Michael Strorm

It was mentioned again a few times. That alien probe left him with the gift of music. Picard now plays a flute/recorder like instrument. He does so in his free time in his ready room. He even nearly got a wife because he was musician and she played the keys. Things do carry over in TNG, that is what made it so good.

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Euro space agency's Galileo satellites stricken by mystery clock failures

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I thought the US sat system clocks had to be constantly updated as they drifted from earth time. A few soldiers have a full time job tweaking the system daily. Were Galileo's clocks designed to be self sufficient, hence the 4 clocks of two types?

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Japan tries to launch satellite on rocket the size of a telegraph pole

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Re: Telegraph pole?

There are many telegraph poles around here. still in use.

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Microsoft Germany says Windows 7 already unfit for business users

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Re: Enough Whining.

What business is going to be happy sharing everything they produce with M$? All your trade secrets and private communications are sent back to M$. People are either thick or insane to use Windows 10 for anything.

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Promising compsci student sold key-logger, infects 16,000 machines, pleads guilty, faces jail

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Don't get it

Why is it bad for this guy to sell a keylogger when M$ has one built in and running on Windows 10 and compromised W7 and W8 machines? Where are the criminal charges for M$?

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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

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Compete if you really want to

If the BBC want to 'compete' with commercial broadcasters then let them. But let's make it on an even footing. Scrap the Tax, let them make shows that people want to watch or go under. Make fat cats on top earn their wages/worth just like what happens in 'real' companies. I remember a BBC campaign where they stressed that they could make unique programs because of the unique way they a funded. Yet they deliberately try to compete with other channels by showing dross. You cannot have it both ways. I hope I live long enough to see the BBC licence fee scrapped. They (BBC) will make a saving of millions by no chasing people who see them for what they are.

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