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Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

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furthermore

Otherwise get a gramaphone and a chair. Maybe even get dolby with that, grandad

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WHAT

dicks. If your amp doesn't go up to 11 then you have no fucking idea. Clipping? Thats when the crossover coils in your 767's start melting the plastic on the back because you ran the output of your technics mash cd player through the denon drm800a rec in and then back to the pioneer a400 because it wouldnt play welcome to the jungle loud enough. Ever been to a gig? Or a festival? Festival drift? Or you cant heat the treble cos you are in the front row and you are being pushed and pulled by evrryone else as the crowd pulsates back and forth? try feeling your music instead of trying to hear it.

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Heartbleed vuln under ACTIVE ATTACK as hackers map soft spots

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Re: foss

I know what I mean. As did you. Twat/pedant. The song remains the same

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foss

Thats right. Freely open to read. Freely open to expoit.should be freely open to fix but it wasn't now was it.fuckwits. I LOVE the fact that ms arent effected.

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

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Re: mac book air screen

Yes I agree but this is my point...25gramms? You wouldnt even be able to tell the difference without scales. A few mm here an there is no biggie. But you are right...built in obselecance and if it breaks get a new one.

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mac book air screen

price for the "spare" (not the screen, but the entire top half) is over £600 plus vat.

you can buy a replacement non-apple screen fro £100. its 1mm thick and apple glue it, (yes glue it) into the top half. so there is no way in the world you can get the old screen out without getting tiny slivers of razor sharp screen all over the place, cutting yourself or getting the fluid from the screen all over the diffussers behind the screen. even if you then get new diffusers, its (well, it was for me) impossible to get them to line up correctly so the screen appears blotchy.

never doing one of them again.

imac hard disk repalcement. takes about an hour. pain in the arse.

iphone screen replacement. takes about an hour.

is it really so difficult to make this stuff so that it can be repaired? the extra weight of screws cant be that much, the extra size of the device (a mm or something?) wouldnt be such an issue would it?

glued in batteries, screens, aaagh!

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Naver raver charged over 25 MEEELLION account breach palaver

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i always knew SEO was a giant rip off

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Airbnb might get $10bn price tag ... despite its legal woes

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Re: Where did all the money come from?

What money? The 10bn doesnt even exist. Its certainly not in their bank account. Someone somewhere thinks...thinks...its worth 10bn. What a load of shit. The sooner we shoot these cock suckers in the face at close range the better off we will all be.

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10bn?

for a fucking website that lets you rent out an apartment?

fuck me.

now - wheres my copy of frontpage 2003...gonna set myself up....ive just bought www.rentmeout.co.uk who wants to buy in? could also have interesting other uses.

no wonder anyone who hasnt got any money hasnt got any money.

all the money in the world is tied up by cunts who have lots of money giving it to other cunts who piss it away on bullshit.

right, wheres my vat of wine. oh, its gone. sorry, i may have sworn a few times there.

never mind.

cunts.

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Microsoft exec: I don't know HOW our market share sunk

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Re: Public Impression

Microsoft accounts.

fantastic package, i mean blinding for a small business. and its free. (you can get the pro upgrade by doing a survey / small exam which is piss easy)

i still use it. it does everything i need. (i use MOA 2009). its multi user, integrates with word and excel and access seamlessly. it is absolutely fantastic.

annoyingly, support for it got pulled the year after i started using it, but it still works just fine.

i look after a lot of customers with many different sage products. this is the reason i didnt use sage when i was looking for an accounts package...

such a shame they sold it to mammoth or something similarly named.

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Symantec fires CEO Steve Bennett: To lose 1 chief is unfortunate, to lose 2 is OK, apparently

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yup, money money money

my missus works for symantec in business critical.

please note that norton is the bastard child. most employees of symantec are embarrassed to be associated with it.

"compensation schemes and targets that are late and unrealistic."

sales...money..shareholders.....

the guy was trying to turn the ship around from the mess it had become. the stupid idea that they should release a product update every year even if it didnt do anything different from the previous year and maybe even had functionality that used to work and they dicked with it, didnt test it properly (or more likely werent able to given the time constraints) and then it didnt work etc.

from the techs and staff that i know through my missus (im not personally employed by them and i hate norton with a passion), they thought he was doing a good job. getting rid of useless management levels and trying to get them to a stage where their product worked, and if it did, then not to mess with it.

just sayin'.

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shame he was pushed

He was actually trying to fix the company. He said he didnt care what the shareholders wanted and that it would take time to fix the mess. but he was moving in the right direction. He made lots of good changes apparantly. This is the problem with a company like that. It's all for the shareholders and the execs who have lots of stock - he obviously wasnt making them enough money. Too bad for symantec.

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UK.gov! frets! over! Yahoo! exodus! to! RIPA-free! Dublin!

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WHO! GIVES! A! SHIT!

As title. I cant believe i even bothered to post.

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Intel reinvents the PC as giant 'Black Brook' fondleslab

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chances of repairing this....

fuck all. more landfill. sigh.

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

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driver packs

These are generally good but ive seen them go hideously wrong when the os picks the wrong driver. In xp it can be a right pain in the arse to get rid of that driver. Havent done it in 7 as to be honest 7 is pretty damn good at having the relevant drivers. Always check the sata driver and tge vga driver though as the default ones can be shit.

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imaging

Build a golden image. Sysprep and generalise it. Image it onto 8 new hard disks (don't reuse the old ones a new 1tb is 40 quid) before going. Insert new disks into old machines. Get a usb cradle. Use ycopy to get data from old disks to new. No net download needed. Easy. If you must reuse old disks then Ycopy data to a 1tb in the cradle. Image old disk then ycopy back. Might be worth taking a usb 3 pci card card and cradle. About 50 quid. I would recon it first though. Team viewer in and get relevant drivers and make sure of the specs beforehand?

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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Re: www = internet

ahh mate tell me about it.

the best one this week was a customer asked if the new printer i advised him to buy could print on plain paper.

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Two in five Brits cough up for CryptoLocker ransomware's demands

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Anyways Its really not to do with passwords. If the user has the admin pasword allbets are off. This is true for most home users or small businesses. even if you set them up with an admin account and a restricted user account and teach them to be carefull when the "put admin password in" box appears. They dont care. They just want to use it and get rid of annoying boxes. In a corporate environment pretty unforgivable though. Apparently you do get your data back if you pay the ransom...kinda nice of the hackers...well I guess it means that people are more likely to pay if they know that.

Av software is also not that good at picking it up. I use trend micro wfbs which is usually excellent but it has let it through in 2 of those 4 cases. The other 2 had declined to buy it. Luckily they all had carbonite. Not bad from 2000 pcs though.

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how to prevent the attack

1. Have a backup, obviously. Carbonite for instance have a dedicated team who can tell when the infection hit and will roll those encrypted files back for you. Not bad for 80p aweek.

2. Use crypto prevent from foolishit (yes realy). Its free. Sets group policies on any machine to prevent cryptolocker and many other malwares. Basically it prevents exes from running from temp locations and downloads and double file extentions like .xls.exe etc. You just push apply and it does it. Easy. Not bad for free. Of the 2k users I support we've had 4 crypto incidents. Carbonite saved every one of them. Since I found out about cryptoprevent I don't expect to see any more.

Not difficult. Off you go.

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

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A scanner darkly

better still, read it.

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Google admits 'garbage in, garbage out' translation problem

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www.myhovercraftisfullofeels.com

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Twitter shares tank as blabbergasm implodes in full glare of unforgiving investors

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shocker

No shit. Really? Company that has never made a profit ever isnt worth billions? Fuck me sideways.

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How bad WAS the parking situation in Middelfart* in 2013?

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the year is two thousand and 1984

Minitruth is established.

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Devs: We'll bury Candy Crush King under HEAPS of candy apps

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trademark "saga"

Thatll fuck them up

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snappy title

All Candy Casino Slots - Jewels Craze Connect: Big Blast Mania Land

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

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Re: spiceworks

Im flattered that you found all my posts. I really couldnt give 2 hoots about being modded on a site ive not ever used before yesterday just thought it was odd that you cant have 100 threads all aboua similar thing if thats what the commentators want. Meh whatever.

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Re: spiceworks

You are welcome. I was talking about the mods but never mind if you want to be included .

Read the guidlines for a forum? Of course. I also read the eulas every time I install any software.

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spiceworks

by the way, if you start posting on the spiceworks forum about LMI, you get moderated and your threads deleted. well, i did anyway. what a bunch of cunts.

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Re: is this "new" news?

no, you didnt read the screen properly. it said "blah blah blah pay this now to upgrade to pro" and then just below it said "no thanks".

you dont (well, didnt) need to pay for free. RTFM

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hamachi, a piece of shit at best, will be next im sure

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maybe, but they are screwing the paying customers too

my LMI bill is £1000 per year now apparantly. well, it would be if i hadnt cancelled it./

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YOU ARE NEXT

uh, you are missing a trick here.

im a central customer. with 940 or so clients on LMI. ive been amassing them for 6 or 7 years i suppose. . i run a small it support business. last year, it was £199 for a central UNLIMITED license. most of these licenses are dufunct, dead or duplicates. can you mass uninstall them? no. you have to sit there, and push "client x", "delete", "sure?" "yes" for each one. jesus. ive phoned them up about this, theres no way round it. even iof i remove all of these, its still going to be £500 or so quid a year. FO!!!!

i dont have a problem paying for it. i loved the product - but they have jacked up the price, WITHOUT telling anyone. especially, you know, the person who pays the bills. (my bill, they reckon, is going to be £1000 (yes, one thousand) pounds per year. uhh....err, nope. but of course, did they email me? no. this has happened to a lot of people.

add to this that they have just, with 7 days notice, cancelled LMI free. anybody who uses cubby, hamachi, join.me , LMI backup or any of their other products - YOU ARE NEXT.

personally, i am now on teamviewer. bye bye logmein.

heres a post i put up on the lmi forums a few days ago,

2 things have happened in the past week, neither of which you have made me aware of (or anyone else for that matter).

1) you foist this .exe downloader stuff on us and it doesnt work properly. we understand that browser plugins are becoming extinct. but TEST your software before releasing it, unannounced, on us!

2) the price of central has increased by a factor of 5 for me.

the thing that is the worst is that there is no mention of either of these anywhere. you havent even bothered to send me an email in good time.

in your forums, people have been billed 5x what they paid originally with no warning.

when i signed up for this last year it was £199 full price for unlimited free clients. you now want nearly £1000 for renewal (which ive only discovered by accident)

a lot of the machines in my account (there are 940 of them) no longer exist or are duplicates. i havent bothered to trim them because i had an unlimited plan.

theres no way i am paying £1k per year for this.

ive been using log me in in various forms for about 7 years. i have evangelised about it, its the one part of my business that has been fantastic, i have probably been responsible for a hundred or so paid "pro " accounts from my personal recommendation alone.

i am flabberghasted at what you are doing to the services you provide, and i am not alone. you want to go and check out your forums and other places where IT guys hang out. you wont have any SME customers left pretty soon because its way too expensive, and people are P**sed off about the way you have handled both of the issues above.

you should check out what your competitors are doing - i can get what is basically central and rescue for £333 - not per year, but a one off from remote utilities. and they support mobiles as of next week.

you are forcing me to leave on price alone. but i have a lot invested in my log me in network, so i am going to ask you to do something about the price you are requesting.

i am more than happy to pay £199 per year for unlimited clients as was the deal last year, but no more.

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Re: Should have upgraded to Central

thats simply not true.

central is now tiered.

i am being billed £1000 for (yes, one thousand) for my central subscription

with no notice or warning,.

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Reading this headline? You and 9.47 million others

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Yeah well fuck the mainstream media

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And the winner of the most reliable disk drive award is ...

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120%

yes, i was wondering about that. i expect they must be including someone elses failed drives in their survey.

for every one they buy, 0.2 of someone elses dies...which would explian a few things,.

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Office 365 Microsoft's fastest growing business, ever - Microsoft

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fuck off

with all this cloudy shit.

well, except for the usefull bits. which doesnt include hosting all my data offsite on some virtual box somewhere being run by some spotty oik.

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log me in death spiral locked in terminal phase

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the other thing is....they'll probably do this with their other offerings too - cubby, hamatchi...

its not the paying for it that im concerced about (well, happy to pay £199 per year, but not £1k!) but the way they are doing this - not telling people at all or telling people on the same day.

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log me in death spiral locked in terminal phase

wonder if el reg will do a story regarding log me in 's recent antics.

1) about a month ago, without telling anyone except in an obscure blog, they discontinue browser plug in based remote support. it fails for many many people as it doesnt work properly.

2) about a month ago - they massively hike the price of central. if you had an unlimited account (which i did) which cost £199. now, without telling anyone, when it comes to renewal time you pay based on the number of machines you have. since i had an unlimited account, i didnt do any pruning. theres also no way of mass deleting pc's - you have to access each entry, hit delete, are you sure etc. i have 960 pc;'s (most of which are defunct) and so they want nearly £1k per year from me. people have actually been billed without being told that there is a price increase. i only found out about the price increase whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on when point 1 above hit the other week.

3) TODAY they have sent an email to log me in free account holders that FROM TODAY their accounts wont work. theres a 7 day moritorium to decide if you want to buy pro then your account gets ditched.

4) some people use LMI free to administer their LMI backup accounts. you now have to pay for pro to do this.

come on el reg, poke a finger in please...

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4K-ing hell! Will your shiny new Ultra HD TV actually display HD telly?

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jerky crappy crap

i used to have a 32" 100Hz tv. it was awesome. picture was fab

when i bought a new panasonic vierra 50 something inch a few years ago, i couldnt believe how jerky it was.

the colour is great though.

i though it was me at first, i couldnt read any scrolling text without "tracking" it with my eyes and i kept thinking that i just couldnt keep up with the action on the tele. it was like i was missing bits in a blur.

sort that shit out first then lets talk about more pixels than i cant see properly anyway.

or would you like a 3d screen sir? no? curved screen sir? no? no?

just make what we have already work you dicks!

just make a hd screen at 100hz or something. ffs.

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MANIC MINERS: Ten Bitcoin generating machines

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xcoin currency based on something usefull?

What about a similar thing but instead of pointlessly crunching arbitrary numbers how about cern data or biotech data (a la that seti program from years back...)?

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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graphics? buy a graphics card

Dont get it. Want graphics? Buy a card on your budget from 16 quid to 1000 quid. If you don't need graphics over and above hd on an on motherboard gpu why bother? The systes I build use a 16 quid nvidia 210 1gb card. Can do hd. You can hook up 3 monitors if you need if you include the mb out. Why would you want to bake it into the cpu? Unless you are using a laptop. But

THen who cares? If you are using a laptop for games then theres something wring with you. If its for consoles then I couldnt care less. Fuck me. Taje tour money and build a miles better pc.

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Coffee a memory enhancing drug, say boffins

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almost but not quite entirely unlike the right question

Just dont ask the nutrimatic.

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OCZ and Toshiba drive out new RETAIL SSD line with Barefoot controller

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ocz ssd's are dogshit

i tried them on 3 or 4 builds that i did. 2 of the ocz agilities died within a few months.

their disks are absolute dog shit.

if you want an ssd, get a samsung 840 pro. there is nothing like it for speed and reliabiolity. probably built 50 or 60 builds with them now in the past 8 months or so, not one failure.

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New snaps show dazzling young galaxies furiously spawning stars - 13 BILLION years ago

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wordsmithery

" too much of nothing but still all of everything out there"

nice quote my friend - i may have to steal that

btw - who is the downvoting dick on this thread?? probably a $deity botherer?

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Prison Locker: A load of überhyped malware FUD over... internet chatter

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cryptoprevent from foolishit

As the title. Its free. Or make your own gpo's

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CryptoLocker creeps lure victims with fake Adobe, Microsoft activation codes

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foolishit

Crypto prevent from foolishit. Its free.

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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

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for fucks sake

Please in the name of fuck just use blue tooth. How fucking difficult is it? Just farm all the audio from the phone via blue tooth to the fucking stereo in the car. Or just use a cable. Not a fucking iPhone cable. Just a normal 3.5mm jack so that anything can connect to it. Why can I not connect my note 2 to my BMW via blue tooth? They both have blue tooth. It doesn't work. It's not supported. And to add insult to injury the bloke who owned it before had it fitted with an iPhone dock. Tosser.

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Santa brings Dixons £31m profits as ghost of Comet is laid to rest

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"they offer technical support"

Do they fuck

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Inside IBM's vomit-inducing, noise-free future chip lab

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cyrus

or you could say, use a cyrus isoplat

i remember the guy in b and O hifi in Reading trying to flog me one for about £50 to put my cd player on way back when...

it was of course bollox, although i didnt try putting 2 or 3 of them in series....

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