* Posts by MJI

6616 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Users accuse Intuit of 'heavy-handed' support changes on QuickBooks for Desktop

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We did too, but isn't it a Tesco cola?

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Re: Someone mentioned TAS !

We export transations to accounts packages.

Sage Line 50 OK - CSV

Sage Sovereign OK but AFAIK none left - CSV


Xero OK - CSV

QB gave up, buy something else.

Favourite was Pegasus Opera, I can open their data up quite happily but the reverse yes no, no I do not want to wipe the system, system wiped. - 2 x DBFs

There are a few other outliers.

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Any left?

Some people are giving up Sage 50 due to forced web versions, QB is a dead duck anyway, a licence for the ability to write an import module was more expensive than just going to Sage WITH importer. They changed to line 50.

Sage MMS/TAS still seems OK.

Xero appears to be the new small one.

Australia to phase out checks by 2030

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Re: Checks?

Totally confused me.

Why would you not check something?

Meta threatens to pull all news from California rather than pay El Reg a penny

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Just work like google news, provide 4 or 5 sources on the subject, witha headline and very short sumamry

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Re: Do people really only use Facebook?

That is why I use a search engine aggregrator such as google

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Re: Do people really only use Facebook?

I LIKE news aggregation, main use for Google I find.

It enables you to skim a few sources to see which is more trustable on a subject.

Aggregating is not the end place but a search to other sites of interest.

Watchdog calls for automatic braking to be standard in cars

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Re: And if the car behind you hasn't got ABS ?

Those white lines coming up to a roundabout. I had one car which was upset by them and the ABS would constantly trigger, basically no brakes, may as well been ice.

Fix was coast up to the end then slam on hard AFTER all of the white lines just before the roundabout.

Was only that one place which had the issue.

BMW adds games to the 5 series but still ain't the Ultimate Gaming Machine

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Re: BMW aren't losing to Tesla because of games

BMW are even making F***t (only) wheel drive cars now!!!!

Sorry about the swearing.

At least mine are permanent 4x4

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Re: Oh my.

My last holiday was well in range of about half a tank. But I fill up every 200 miles due to fuel pump issues.

When we got there the petrol station was shut but lots of charging stations, would have been better off with a battery car.

Got my diesel 2 miles north of local town.

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But I want...........................

For gamers not so good, we would want PS XB Nintendo or Steam usablilty.

Just don't play Gran Turismo.

Why you might want an email client in the era of webmail

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Webmail can do one!!!!

Of use very occasionally but can be a total nightmare.

I pick up emails, runs through 8 email accounts.

So much easier than webmail

Dyson moans about state of UK science and tech, forgets to suck up his own mess

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Re: With two-faced "friends" like Dyson, Britain doesn't need enemies

Gregg was VERY excited, they even had a play area for them.

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Re: With two-faced "friends" like Dyson, Britain doesn't need enemies

If there was an election the winner would be either a fictional character such as Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine, or Mr Blobby, or a memeber of the Mountbatten Windor family.

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Re: With two-faced "friends" like Dyson, Britain doesn't need enemies

Problem with voting is you have losers.

Hence the best way is to choose at birth, or a lottery.

Chrome's HTTPS padlock heads to Google Graveyard

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My browser shows https://

Get a better browser?

Microsoft cries foul over UK gaming deal blocker but it's hard to feel sorry for them

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I know what my next console is

There are a few decent games that have been demultiplatformed recently, all MS acquisitions with PS versions cancelled.

I do need a new console to play some newer games, but still have a small back log to clear.

The games I most want to play are on PS, so I will get a 5. Still getting a LOT of use out of my 4, enough to put 3 controllers through stick hospital.

Now every recent console has stick issues, will the three main companies sort that out first!!!!

As to Sony and their exclusives.

NDI and GG were bought when small, both were heading to 2nd party exclusive anyway. Insomniac still do the odd other one.

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Console choice

As I explained it ages ago.

I want another games console, old cartridge ones out of date.

Do I go for the console from the company who fucked over lots of other companies, making my job hell, constant changing of network clients because the latest update broke the previous weeks, who force out better NOSes for their own crap?

Or do I go for a console made by the same company as my TV and video camera?

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As a fan of Arkane work

I am pleased that Redfall is disappointing as missing it is OK.

Child-devouring pothole will never hurt a BMW driver again

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Re: They should have called...

Don't leave unattended holes.

Well done Arnie.

UK government scraps smart motorway plans, cites high costs and low public confidence

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Re: As an aside

I remember doing it twice.

Many years ago I was cruising up lane 1 in low 60s due to rain, passed an outside lane hogger doing arou mid 50s

More recently towing in lane 1 at slightly over towing speed, but under mway speed, passed a MLOC going slightly slower with a Police car watching, as I was not allowed in lane 3.

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M5 the same, nearly empty MWay so stuck to real lane 1 at around 70 and an idiot doing around 90-100 zooms up the inside of me on the hard shoulder lane because I refused to use it.

There were two lanes to my right, pity no broken down HGV for them to decorate.

Quite a few years I have had a blow out before at speed, I WANT A HARD SHOULDER!

That time I parked on a Police car ramp for extra safety (right front).

Ofcom tempted to bring in competition watchdog to sniff the UK cloud market

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Do AWS and all supply what people want?

If they do perhaps that is the issue.

Just think how many services run on AWS.

3CX thought supply chain attack was a false positive

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Being serious

How come JCB has not used legal action over the name?

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Re: 3CX?

It is a JCB.

Even in childrens fiction Scoop from Bob the Builder is a JCB 3CX

Microsoft wants to stick adverts in Bing chat responses

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Re: What’s?

German tinplate toys of course.

Do you use comms software from 3CX? What to do next after biz hit in supply chain attack

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JCB not listed

I know, I know, but to me 3CX is a very popular digger.

Microsoft to give more than microsecond's thought about your Windows 11 needs

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Could you?

boot off a linux DVD and maually delete all instance of edge from the windows partition?

UnitedHealth's buyout of UK's EMIS could reduce competition: UK watchdog

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Re: WTF!

BJ as PM?

Before the next election?

Need to find someway to disqualify him.

It is notable that my MP is standing down, as are a few in the area.

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Isn't there a legal get out?

That NHS could ignore the rise and tell them to do one?

PC tech turns doctor to diagnose PC's constant crashes as a case of arthritis

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Re: South don't work in the North

Never owned a non Trinitron tubed, tubed TV

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Re: South don't work in the North

I have had 3 tube TVs, all Sony.

The pictures were excellent.

Ran each until they started to play up.

Power behind throne to depart as SAP enters a new era

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As a victim of Sybase takeover

Any home phone numbers so we can demand support?

Huge lithium discovery could end world shortages ... Oh, wait, it's in Iran

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Two grand a ton?

Quite cheap really

News Corp outfoxed by IT intruders for years

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Joke company

What would they find out? Some celebrity crap?

Were they after Sun page 3s?

I hate NI so have no sympathy.

Microsoft pushed 'inaccurate' Windows 11 upgrade to unsupported devices

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Re: Windows 10 the last Windows you will ever need

My PC was state of art when built and that was a while ago.

Only needs SSD and more RAM, but compatible RAM is NLA.

Not enough ram for newer OSes, so 10 would be a dog, 11 impossible according to MS, the ONLY software it strugges with is Teams, and some CAD work, both would be RAM fixable.

I hate having to replace working things simply due to someone elses whim. Had this with Freeview kit losing support.

The newer the wndows version the less it feels like my PC

Results are in for biggest 4-day work week trial ever: 92% sticking with it

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Re: Nope

To my current place bus is not viable, big town as well.

Train and taxi is viable but expensive.

Easiest just to get really ill and have permanent work from home, as ot up to driving it.

(Would rather have health back though, they claim long covid, yet did not have any symptoms.)

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Re: Nope

I once had a job with a long commute, got a speeding ban.

Objections to me doing it in 20m, cars did not like being overtaken.

No more over 20 miles.

I was averaging 75mph on A roads

Microsoft begs you not to ditch Edge on Google's own Chrome download page

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Found a way round it

Taskmanager and when the bossy box comes up kill all edge, just got onto BBC web site with iexplore.exe

Was not going to let edge mess up my Firefox install!

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Re: When a product is better, people will naturally switch to it

Beta was better, in quite a few ways.

So why is the standard long tape have a longer recording time on PAL Beta (L750 is 195 minutes)?

No long play but that was messy anyway.

Better picture on the decks I used.

Tape to tape is much much better with no degrade of sync pulses.

Anyway now on to PVRs, HDV, and Blu Ray.

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Re: When a product is better, people will naturally switch to it

I ran Betamax up to the PVR era.

Sanyos lasted for ever and I have the penultimate set of heads in the UK on an M40 HiFi deck.

My F1 portable still works as well.

Sick of smudges on your car's enormo touchscreen? GM patents potential cure

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Re: Patents

It is.

Nearly 20 years old as well

5 cylinder Diesel.

The replacement model has a V6 which snaps cranks for fun.

Ford Peugeot joint venture I think.

Oh and the Transit engine as the replacement in the other car with the 5 cylinder, it was not great either

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Self Parking

I had trouble parking recently (LC or CFS not sure which as no muscle pain, just very weak).

I just wanted to dump my car in the middle of road.

Mentioed it to collegues, one said his car self parks.

But no it does not drive around a carpark hunting that spot.

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Re: Another device only one manufacturer has

pretty sure it expired years ago.

BEst car patent was Volvo with seatbelts and it was left open so everyone could fit them royalty free

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Re: Patents

Why GM? Especially as they flogged off their car plants to PSA.

Everything is going PSA it appears. Chrysler Europe PSA, GM Europe PSA, Citroen PSA, who is next?

I have an oldish British made 4x4 and the replacement model has a failing PSA designed engine.

Chipmakers threaten to defect to US, EU if UK doesn't get its semiconductor plans sorted

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Re: I remember British Rail

(I'm sure there must be SOME nice trains somewhere, but I have yet to happen upon them.)

All sent up to Scotland


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Re: No, no, no.

The yankification of ElReg is really putting me off, I am on here a lot less than I used to be.

Spell the names of British institutions PROPERLY!

Would not take much more to be honest to abandon the site fully.

Learn the art of malicious compliance: doing exactly what you were asked, even when it's wrong

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Re: Rate your skill level

I don't install the stuff, I just work on our main product, I know it better than anyone, no training needed on anything else, as I am good enough.

Support though - oh dear!

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Re: Rate your skill level

I had that, only person who had no training as the only stuff I would have needed training on was stuff I did not touch.

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Re: Coffee

For even better effect use hot water from a teapot that had a teabag in it.

I can't stand coffee so fully understand.