* Posts by MJI

6428 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Microsoft plans to dig through your Edge Collections to make suggestions

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I used it once

To download firefox

Samsung accused of cheating on hardware benchmarks ... again

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Re: Got an old HDTV here

Eeek booted up in installation mode and screen in black white this morning.

Changed to an HDMI (Humax HDR) input and back PHEW

Now to check new TVs just in case.

Oh dear

And I still use a few SCART.

PVR on HDMI, 2 consoles on HDMI, DVD, console RGB, video camera special leads to component.

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Re: Got an old HDTV here

Yes a 32" Wega IDTV, was an excellent picture, took a really good LCD to replace it.

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Re: Got an old HDTV here

Mine was bought 2008 or 2009

previous CRT in 1999

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Got an old HDTV here

From a well know Japanese brand

11 - 12 years old

Picture still perfect.

I am scared to replace it even though I want HDR and 4K

Newer ones lose SCART, gain Android, will they last 10 years?

Note I have had 4 TVs in 4 decades

Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near

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Re: Freedom of choice

Why was uBlock Origin not installed?

New Firefox install, first thing on.

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Re: Freedom of choice

I run Firefox

What is an advert?

Healthcare organizations face rising ransomware attacks – and are paying up

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Re: “Health Care”

I don't get that at all.

I see NHS.

BSA kicks multiple holes in India's infosec reporting rules

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British Small Arms

Made motorcycles

Newport Wafer Fab could be sold to US consortium – report

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Re: Tunnocks Caramel Wafers

Just had one as well, I wonder if it was the same one I measured yesterday?

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Tunnocks Caramel Wafers

95 x 26 x 21

Looks SI to me

Cops' Killer Bee stings credential-stealing scammer

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Smurf Hotline

I pass scam calls to my wife and she uses Smurf hotline, which Smurf do you want?

Record is 5 seconds for them to ring off.

Microsoft Bing censors politically sensitive Chinese terms

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Re: Oh, you are awful

Her Maj doing the quarter mile?

Apple scraps 3-day return to office amid COVID-19 cases

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Re: "not everyone is yet ready to return to the corporate altar"

I do my best as do other staff, saves on your own toilet paper

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Re: I hate the office

Wear and tear on car, time wasted in traffic, MUST leave dead on home time.

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I hate the office

Full of annoying people.

In the anus of our county (we moved a few years ago).

And it costs £15 a day to comute in.

I do like WFH

Tech pros warn EU 'data adequacy' at risk if Brexit Britain goes its own way

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Re: Inadequate approach to data adequacy

MT pushed for the creation of the single market.

It was an excellent and very sensible idea.

BoJo the clown pulled us out.

We could have remained in the single market by dropping to EEA. But no the Brexshit ultras said no!

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Re: Inadequate approach to data adequacy

Simple BoJo is an idiot, and a proven liar.

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Re: Inadequate approach to data adequacy

I said back in 2016 Ireland would be a big issue, and that only fix was remaining in Margaret Thatchers Single Market.

We can bend the laws of physics for your super-yacht, but we can't break them

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Land and Stop or Stop and Land?

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Re: ""Don't you know who I am?"

Was it Ronnie someone or other?

Confirmation dialog Groundhog Day: I click OK and it keeps coming back

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Re: Oh. My. God.

I did a kit Lotus 7 as KAR 120C as a present for a Prisoner loving friend.

He loved it.

BMW looks to quantum computers to speed R&D

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Quite a few in Mercs as well.

I do not like Audis except for the orignal Quattro.

And most BMWs leave me cold.

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Re: They should bring back exciting cars

TBH I would have prefered the sportiest Carlton, more room in them than a 5 series.

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There are a few types of BMW driver.

Most common are

UDM customers, they drive them for the pleasure of driving, makes up a high percentage of decent BMW drivers, eg M5 owners

Badge drivers, they would drive a teapot with the correct badge, they are buying all the junk ones like the toddler trikes. Also tends to be the company car drivers with low engine specs.

Want a nice car drivers, they tend to buy 3 & 5 series and the like, and just want a nice car.

The middle group is most common and most likely to drive like a twat.

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They should bring back exciting cars

I remember when they were the Ultimate Driving Machines.

Drop the toddler trikes. Remember your own advert where you took the pee out of front drive cars.

Bring back a modern small light saloon along the lines of the 2002TI.

Half of developers still at screens even during breaks

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Re: Sixty-two percent of respondents' employers encouraged physical and mental wellness at work

Mental health is often forgotten, I don't want to be in an office with the support staff, they are noisy.

I have to use earpkgus sometimes

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Re: Sixty-two percent of respondents' employers encouraged physical and mental wellness at work

Office get in from 5 to, to slightly late, leave dead at 5, spend £15 on fuel.

Or

On PC at 10 to, finish at up to 20 past (leave it in a safe place not plan to be away by 5), £15 towards hobbies.

Commute times from 25 to 40 minutes down to 10 seconds and 5 seconds.

My PC is in dining room, so log off, turn round, and eat.

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Ughhh work colleagues

If they share few interests it is boring.

Some are good to talk to if not busy, but another keeps subject changing to very boring things.

Prefer WFH the company is better. Well not killed each other in roughly 30 years

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Better breaks when WFH

Work is a built up area, have to drive to get anywhere worth walking.

Home is suburbs, but roads are all dead ends and not smelling of takeaways.

Volkswagen to put Qualcomm tech under the hood across all brands

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Are they any good?

Couple of people at work have VWs

A6 with weird gearbox

A hatch with climate control which can park itself

The enthusiasts drive interesting cars, eg a sports car, a 4x4, an Alfa

Outlook bombards Safari users with endless downloads

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Bring back Hotmail

My old hotmail accounts go to outlook now, at first it looked like Hotmail had been hijacked!

BT signs deal with AWS with aim of speeding up digital transformation

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You would think BT could do it themselves.

As one of the inventors of the electronic computer you think they would be able to do it themselves. Perhaps AWS works out cheaper.

Mozilla browser Firefox hits the big 100

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Alternative to Thunderbird?

So what is there?

There used to be Outlook Express, but TB is great for the job.

Windows 11 usage stats within touching distance of... XP

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My PC

I am using right now was build with XP originally as it was Vista time.pre W7

Rebuilt into 7 about 6 years ago

Still works fine but I did overspec everything.

Why the Linux desktop is the best desktop

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Re: "Linux Desktop"

Eruption then?

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Re: "Linux Desktop"

Windows 10 is so differentto proper windows (2000->7) that I now have little desktop icons for important tasks.

shutdown /r for a reboot.

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Re: Linux "Desktop"

I prefered NDS

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Re: Linux "Desktop"

I prefer Libre Office, it follows GUI standards so I can use it easily.

As to latest Word, two feature annoy.

Cursor going left when you type, looks very odd.

Save dialog is broken, so I just copy to name and location I want and empty it.

I do not have time to work through their arcane interface, I have more important things to do.

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Re: Linux "Desktop"

Two main reasons for Windows insistence

Reason 1 MS Orifice

Lots of companies use it and insist on it.

Reason 2a 2b WIN32/WIN64

So much software uses this API

I actually dislike MS Office, it is a very weird UI

Windows 11 growth at a standstill amid stringent hardware requirements

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Re: Is anyone else seeing a major opening for switching to another Operating System?

The main techibcal reason to run Windows is WIN32 / 64 API

If you can get your software multi platform byebye MS

Debugging source is even harder when you can't stop laughing at it

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I work with a victim of this

A previous job he had to maintain code where all the variables were girls names.

A nightmare by all accounts.

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Re: Working with Americans

Hood, isn't that the roof of a convertable?

As to trunk, their cars can be elephantine, but wrong end.

1,000-plus AI-generated LinkedIn faces uncovered

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About 80% accurate

Some people look like AI generated rather than good AI pictures.

Most though are very obvious

How Pfizer used AI and supercomputers to design COVID-19 vaccine, tablet

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What a weird name for the Biontech Vaccine.

Sounds like someone reading the result of someone sneezing while eating Alphabetti Spaghetti.

I just remember seeing BT something on my card. That sneeze name was nowhere,

Ford to sell unfinished Explorers as chip shortage bites

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Re: Quite frankly ...

Carb points and stuff compared to EFI?

Umm no thanks.

I remember the pain of swapping and adjusting points for a friend (my similar aged car had a magnetic sensor instead).

Then the pain of carbs compared to EFI.

Not so keen on coil packs though, I think the most reliable era was Motronic.

Deere & Co won't give out software and data needed for repairs, watchdog told

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Construction Kit

Don't they have JCB over there?

Europe's largest nuclear plant on fire after Russian attack

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Re: I know it can't be done

Could a few armed A10s find their way in Ukrainian coluors?

Proprietary neural tech you had surgically implanted? Parts shortage

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I have to have work PC muted

I am sure 10 stretches the noise when compiling to near a minute, enever noticed before, but current PC is horrid for noises.

Apple seeks patent for 'innovation' resembling the ZX Spectrum, C64 and rPi 400

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VIC20

Got one in the loft and that is PC in keyboard

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