* Posts by MJI

5790 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

I have rejected software tools before for insisting on US date formats.

Also I INSIST on being able to wrapper stuff to correct spellings.

It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are

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I put my cap in the handle to hold it open to fill my tank

SAP discards Ace of Sybase: Digital Interconnect unit sold for $250 million

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At SAP I only care about

Advantage Database Server

I do rather need that package at the moment.

Baby Diesel? Little d'Artagnan? There is another child of Musk in the world

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From his companies - Nikola?

From characters played by actors from her country - Tiberius

His favourite films - Luke, Han, Obiwan

Reading - Hari

The Great British anti-5G fruitcake Bakeoff: Group hugs, no guns, and David Icke

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Re: I just get cruel to them.

Cricket Bat

For dealing with British zombies!

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Re: The higher the frequency, the greater the energy

The problem is that it does read as possible, this is how they snare their victims.

But as you show a little bit of knowleage debunks it.

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I just get cruel to them.

Give them more to worry about.

Latest I started was that the Star Link satellites are spreading Covid 19 and that a plastic bag over their head cable tied to keep it safe will protect them.

Kichen foil hat for WiFi.

I have not yet thought of a protection against 5G.

Oh I am going to fine them and aid the French Cooking Ware industry.

For protection against 5G wear a Le Creuset pot on your head.

Sweet TCAS! We can make airliners go up-diddly-up whenever we want, say infosec researchers

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Need both

A computer system to run it and a pilot to make sure it is all OK.

Software is written by programmers, programmers can get it wrong!

Browse mode: We're not goofing off on the Sidebar of Shame and online shopping sites, says UK's Ministry of Defence

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Re: world's biggest English-language news website

Well luckily it isn't

In the UK the biggest is BBC

Apple on 2020 so far: OK, so iPhone sales are a bit glum. Wearables, music, apps, vids to the rescue... almost

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They are looking at pictures of his pet dogs.

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

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Re: If I lived there

A colleague lives there.

Currently DIYing as he does the installs.

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If I lived there

I would want to trawl it to look for my details

Airbus and Rolls-Royce hit eject on hybrid-electric airliner testbed after E-Fan X project fails to get off the ground

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Re: Electric planes?

Use say super capacitors for a power boost for take off.

I do like the BAe146s and I blame getting rid of them for the downfall of Jersey European -> British Eurppean -> whatever they were called when went under.

They are a little hot rod of an airliner.

Dumpster diving to revive a crashing NetWare server? It was acceptable in the '90s

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Re: NLM's weren't THAT bad

I really liked NW 3 and 4

We used to use it with a database server.

An excellent product.

Getting a pizza the action, AS/400 style

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I found an interesting thing about Sainsbury Pizzas

£2.50 small £3.50 big (I think anyway £1 different)

Someone said only 4 inch bigger, not worth it

I saw twice the area well worth it.

(10/2)**2 * Pi = 78

(14/2)**2 * Pi = 154

14 inch pizza is twice the size of 10 inch pizza

Not even the staff realised.

In case you need more proof the world's gone mad: Behold, Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels

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Re: About Time

My speaker cables were a lot less, in total about £30.

All nice thick well made cable, front 3 all biwired.

Long run under floor to rear pair.

Would it sound better with £50,000 speaker cables? Probably not.

But lets say is did. Would I notice? No.

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Re: Re Cycle Wheels

I miss mine 2 wheels.

Had a drive chain, o ring fitted to extend life.

6 speed sequential gear change.

Only pedals were rear brake and gearchange.

Hada 16v petrol engine for propulsion.

And I ran racing tyres, which is what happens when a racing series demands road tyres. Bit pricy but wore well and gripped well,

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Hole in middle they look like Dyson stuff

Perhaps they have to pay royalties to the well known Singaporean James Dyson.

Pleeease release me: Patch Tuesday has been and gone, but Windows 10 2004 has yet to emerge

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Ah XP we miss you.

Ofcom waves DAB radio licences under local broadcasters' noses as FM switchoff debate smoulders again

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Re: But........

My current car money saving consists of.

1) Cheap sunroofs which leak.

2) Gearbox with recommended maximum torque lower than engine maximum torque.

3) Chassis with sub standard steel.

1) Been repaired, I think they need resealing again.

2) There are speciaists in upgrading them, currently running on the borderline after a remap. The engine is VERY remappable.

3) Aftermarket does a good trade.

The documentation includes the original sales invoice. It was £35k in 2003.

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Re: Complete the migration to DAB+ before faffing with FM

You were lucky mine cost me £350 and the manufacturers didn't care. Also it was 8K which killed it. I know it is less than 10 years ago as I already had my Humax HDR.

Anyway I stripped out the HDD and parked on it and sent a copy to Pace.

They know I have blacklisted their goods for life.

I can list companies I have had good service from, Pace ain't one.

What was worst was that it was hardware compatible with 8K but software wasn't after a few phone calls I got through to someone high up who admitted they had let go the programmers and abandoned the product completely.

My simple advice now for PVRs is this.

Does it have HUMAX written on it?

Humax specialise in TV receivers for the consumer.

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Re: OFCOM really have screwed DAB in the UK

Mainly left ear (infection) but right is not much better.

Due to infection tinnitus seems to be centralised.

Even had a ride in a giant washing machine to look inside my head.

Favourite masking method is at home is News24.

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Re: DAB is terrible quality due to low bitrates

He lives and works in Cornwall, so about 250 miles away.

And his digger is slow.

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Re: Complete the migration to DAB+ before faffing with FM

"My _quite expensive_ freeview box"

Pace Twin PVR?

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Re: Local TV

And unlike some of these "qualified people" I have actually had material I shot on TV.

OK a documentry on Amazon Prime with about 25% archive material, but it was 90% my material shot back in 80s, with a tripod.

It is one of the Preserved Lines series.

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Re: The government needs to commit to DAB+ first, and not cheap out on the bit rate

And many early DVB-T devices and also some early Freeview only devices would not work after switchover.

A pox on you Pace for your complete lack of support of your Freeview kit. The loan dodgybox had fried itself years before and the first generation TV was already with a new owner after a new TV (I think that may have been fixable but I sold it at 10 years old before switchover). But I lost 2 DVB-T devices due to no support from Pace.

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Re: Great timing...

My big metal box had a flat battery a few days ago.

Got 14 windows though!

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Re: Great timing...

ILR is now pretty shit.

I remember the great days of local radio for local people, now all the local stations are clones of each other.

I still remember a drive cross country and found 3 local radio stations playing same songs same order.

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I do like that radio.


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Re: But........

Single DIN, but it is the integration, and if I did swap I would want MD again. But then since I last used that head unit I have had my hearing fried.

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Re: But........

Car money saving?

Ask GM.

24p per car saved using cheaper valve seals.

Ever swapped the valve seals on a 24v V6?

Twats according to the person who designed it!

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My last car had.

MD head unit with FM and stuff

CD Changer with MP3 compatability


But the kit ain't compatible with current.

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Re: OFCOM really have screwed DAB in the UK

Impaired hearing


I can hear clear sounds fine, but tinnitus is an ever present annoyance.

Imagine having a constant 16kHz tone going off, and a really low top end of 12kHz (I remember 18kHz when I was younger).

At the moment the tinnitus is as loud as the TV.

MP3 artifacts are horrid.

So my brain is already working harder to hear.

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Re: DAB is terrible quality due to low bitrates

Yellow ones one of their most popular models has a IP phone system named after them.

A cousin has a digger, work has the phone system.

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Re: DAB is terrible quality due to low bitrates

I have impaired hearing and digital noise can make some things unlistenable.

Funny, my hearing is going and I need a better quality output.

Worst on our IP phone system at work. It is named after a digger.

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Re: Great timing...

I ended up moving to local BBC on way to work.

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My radio is definately mobile.

But had to charge the battery due to lack of use.

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Re: But........

My car is also only 16 years old, I want to get it to 25 years old.

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Re: But........

I have driven two of those brands and been in a 3rd.

I banged my head on the roof of one of them despite being short. 4WD hatch with V6, as passenger.

I got my feet tangled driving another on an experience day. Mid engined thing.

The other was quick but I have owned quicker bikes, but I reckon I could have lapped quicker in an own car simply because I knew it. Another mid engined thing with a V10. But I fitted in it!

Basically I do not fit in Italian cars unless made by a tractor company.

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CD Changer, steering wheel controls, set up for car model, amp, special speakers, built in satnav.

Comes up with car brand on screen, it works, and I am supposed the rip the WHOLE lot out and replace with something else?

We do not al regularly replace cars, I have had 2 in over 14 years. Buy what you really want and look after it than a random box on wheels.

From Amanda Holden to petrol-filled water guns: It has been a weird week for 5G

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Re: Not even 5g

I wanted DVB-T HD or at least a really good SD bit rate like we had originally.

I have had DVB-T since 1999.

I am also sure the original BBC bit rates made Sky look poor.

I even tried the OnCAM for a while at £3 per month.

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Re: Calm down, it'll soon pass.

Pasties, why would you glue them to someone rather than eat them?

Were they Pork Farms?

(They make Ginsters look like high quality ones)

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Re: but i wouldn't say no ...

Dress up as Bob the Builder or the Milky Bar Kid and you will be away.

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Re: "But do you seriously trust the government to draft and execute such an elaborate plot?"

She makes Raaaab appear bright.

BOFH: Will the last one out switch off the printer?

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Working From Home

And my dining room chair is not as comfy as my office chair.

Do I risk the trip?

And why is everyone else getting a months holiday?

Here's what Europeans are buying amid the COVID-19 lockdown – aside from heaps of pasta and toilet paper

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Re: Lost post

New estate and they did delivey the you were out card without knocking to let us know, the dog did not even bark

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Lost post

Well we have had it with RM the amount of stuff lost recently beggars belief. (Not late but actually lost).

As an example a largish box full of lamps gone, just vanished.

Disappeared from their system, originally card through the door with no knock, organised redelivery, no delivery, 2 weeks later call them no record.

Need to insist on using a reputable carrier I suppose.

Popping down later to pick up another cocked up delivery rather than risk losing yet another item.

I do not mind slower and late delivery at all, but losing it WTF.

That awful moment when what you thought was a number 1 turned out to be a number 2

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Re: Problem with learning parrot fashion

Quite often techie people are like this too.

Even programmers, including me a bit.

You get so used to telling computers what to do that if the vendor of the computer completely changes the way it works* you are out on a limb asking any available teenagers why it don't work.

* Yes usual suspect going from a nice clear OS to a glorified phone UI.

Oh and how much goes it cost to taser a Firefox descision maker. You know the Australis group, the remove the easy UI change group, them lot. They could raise a klot of money with this.

Telephone, I just hand it to a kid to sort, life is too short to have to learn stuff for a short time before it changes again.

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Re: To be fair

I had a lot of welding done on my car last year so needed radio code.

I could not find it, nor remember it then suddely about 1 hour later a number burst into my mind.

I entered it and got the radio.

Announcing the official Reg-approved measure of social distancing: The Osman

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Just told my wife (WFH)

Just read that the standard distance apart is an Osman.

Well he is 6 feet.

Actually 2m.

So one of the best ElReg units as wife got it straight away.


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