52 posts • joined Tuesday 11th September 2012 12:07 GMT
Re: Nearly an alternative to my current setup
"a 1 TB HDD where the DVD r/w once was."
thats a really interesting idea - did you jerry rig it yourself or is there a commercial product for doing that?
samsung 840 pro
There is no other. Ive tried just about every other manufacturer and the failure rate on them is 30% or so. Crucial ocz sandusk corsair all fail. I build a lot of pcs in my shop. Samsung is rock solid and blazingly fast. Havent had a single drive fail out of 50 plus drives yet. Christ...buy a 1tb external and duct tape it to the lid if you need that much space for shit. Or you know, just put it in the laptop bag.
just use private tunnel
Sign up for private tunnel. Costs very little..about 15 quid a year iirc. Gives you 50gb of data per year and you can ip spoof both wYs. So if you are in uk and want to visit tpb you can pop up in canada and do it from there. If you are in germany and want to watch iplayer you can pop up in london
patty cake patty cake
does jessica rabbit count as anime?? if so im jizzing already.
excellent mad scientist name
Dr marco villa. I wonder if he changed it from "villain". Just a white cat and leather arm chair required now. And my coat of course.
Re: Whatever it is...
yeah, but i can hold my note 2 any way i like...the iphone on the other, err, hand...
shit sucking bastards
I run a repair shop. Had a mac book air in last year. Customer had cracked the display. Apple wanted over 600 quid to replace it. I said I could do it for £200. Ordered the spare for 100 quid or so. Took the glued aluminium (bastards) surround off. The fucking screen was also glued in. The screen is about 1mm thick. It is impossible to get the screen out without shattering it and producing millions of tiny glass shards and it leaking liquid everywhere. Behind the screen are 3 diffusers. If they are even slightly covered in say the liquid from the screen they dont work properly. They have thousands of tiny grooves in them and i tried to clean off the liquid but its basically impossible to get them clean. If they are half a mm out of alignment they dont diffuse properly and produce blotches. I managed to get the replacement screen working just fine but because of the fucking stupid design the screen was blotchy. The reason apple want 600 quid plus for a 100 quid part? They replace the entire top hood. Its disgraceful.
Or uh just use wifi. There we go. Solved. How pointless would you have to be to be in the middle of nowhere and in desperate need of an hd film?
And upon further reflection maybe if they werent paying actors spastic amounts of money they wouldn't be so expensive to make. Its so expensive now that they simply look for a format that the retarded general public like and run with it. Over and over again. Such a shame.
I dont like the blockbusting shit heaps that Hollywood pumps out anyway. The kind of films I like have a story. Yes people a story thats not ridiculously predictable. Id much rather watch that at home with my missus or friends. My rather humble home cinema system cost me about 600 quid. Its more than adequate. Fuck cinemas.
Re: seen 3 of these now
You are welcome. They also do unlimited pcs and nas for 155 quid per year per 250gb in addition to the other home plan of 42 per year for unlimited. They also have server backup including sql for about 400 per year. Also become a reseller and get 30% discount.
Local legend has it that Wokingham used to be famous for having the most pubs per square mile in europe. Wokingham is really nice. Bracknell on the other hand....
seen 3 of these now
Its very nasty. Ive done a tonne of research on this.
To clear up some misconceptions
1) every decrypt key is different so theres no point in trying to use a honeypot
2) apparently you do get your files back if you pay (havent done this personally though)
3) its also trivial to remove although I wipe every machine I see with it anyway
4) if you do remove it before paying you cant then pay them unless you have the strain that changes your wallpaper to give you the ip address to pay with (cute huh??). If you (deliberately) reinfect in order to get the pay screen you double encrypt
5) if you use offsite backup like carbonite it will backup the encypted file over the top of the good file as soon as it changes. However carbonite have a dedicated team to help with this as its tedious to manually restore versions of 1000000 files. They can spot when the infection happened and roll back your files to before any of them were encrypted so you can then restore all. You get back every file in the latest version before that file was encypted.
Im seriously impressed with carbonite. All 3 of my customers that got hit had carbonite (cos they accepted my advice to get it) and all 3 are fine. Just rebuild the machibe and we are good to go
Fortunately my customers nearly all have carbonite so this wont be effecting my customers much. The ones that dont have it were warned...
Cinemas are going to die out. Most people now have a decent sized screen and maybe surround sound. If they dont then a simple cost analysis of going to cinema vs buying your own kit will show that its cheaper to have your own if you go that often. It cost us 10 quid each to go see a film the other week. Then its 3.50 for a fucking small tango and more again for popcorn. Throw in wankers in the cinema either on their phones or talking and id much rather be at home thanks.
How does anyone expect to make make money out of this? Its free. Its never made a profit. It got debts of half a billion dollars. Its revenue it some tens of millions per year. Its fine as long as its free but no one is going to pay to use it. Its just glorified text messaging. I dont use it but I get that people like it. Maybe get mobile carriers to Sell tweets similar to texts (I.e. get 500 tweets per month for 5 quid or something?) If it goes public its fucked but the guys who set it up make a mint. Good exit strategy for them. Its It's probably all they care about (justifiably) but would I buy the stock? Nah thanks. I hope to buggery my pension pot doesnt buy any either.
dont get it
Well. Lets guess now. will the i5 outperform the i7? Hmm. Will 16gb ram be better than 8? Tricky one. Upgrade path...if they stick an i7 in it, you have no upgrade path for the cpu. 1155 wont be around for 2 years let alone 5. Whats the point of this? Unless they heavily subsidise it why wouldn't you just use either a) your existing pc b) dual boot existing pc with steam c) build a new pc
Lala la la la....SMACK...Ohh it sounds like something big fell off.
amigas were great. remeber the amiga vs Atari ST fanboy crap that used to go on?? st's were better at sound if i recall correctly.
i had an amiga. therefore they were better.
things dont really change....
but lets not pretend that amiga's were going to rule the world. they were great for games though. my absolute favourite was a car racing game that had rollercoasters in it. cant remember what it was called. stunt car racer or something? you could network it with another amiga with a null modem cable. absolutely fab.
are you from the past?
Yawn. So they know everything. What can be done about it by you and me? Nothing at all. Absolutely fuck all. Next!
Ffs. They had it all. Now they can get fucked
Eric Blair? Has history been altered by the miniTruth already? I seem to remember a different author. I should probably be vanished for my heresy
Bad taste and brain damage. Absolutely fabulous. Im a derek...and dereks dont run....the bit with rocket the rocket launcher and sheep is priceless
Re: teenage kicks...
my 763's are on their second crossover. we actually melted them one time - big bulges of melted plastic on the rear of the speakers. for whatever reason it wasnt loud enough so i hooked up the cd payer into the rec input of the denon and used the tapes amp as a preamp and then put the tape output into the a400. jesus it was loud. we were all screaming some song or other at the top of our voices when suddenley it went completely quiet....ahh, parties round my (well, my mums)house were great days!!
Re: teenage kicks...
did you go to the memorial gig at wembley? was my first proper gig....what a way to start!! i can still hear paradise city now.....
oh man them were the days.
pioneer a400. pair of mission 763's. denon drm800a. technics cant remember the model number cd player with Mash.
still got all of them and they all still kick out the jam.
actually, i havent used the denon for a loooong time. anybody want it?
my hovercraft is full of eels
This is the reason my bmw has got a fucking ipod connector but not a 3.5mm audio jack that I could plug ANY AUDIO SOURCE into. Aaargh! Why why why why...
Shit. Just realised they are not 15 years old......but 22 years old! Not a firmware upgrade in sight. Still rockin! Them were the days
Which I might add are 15 year old pioneer a400's. Bi wired to 15 year old mission 763's. They still kick arse after all these years. Buy quality not the brand....people dont seem to get that anymore. Lovin the pi but dont need one
My second hand pc isnt even visible. Its hidden behind the amps
Yawn. Just use your existing big telly and plug a second hand 25 quid pc into it (amd 64 x2 and a few gig of ram) get a Wireless trackpad/keyboard...another 20 quid. Homeplugs if your router isnt close, 30 quid.Stream anything, access anything. Job done.
soo...yet again, we are using 200 kilos of batteries to cart about itself and 200 kilos of engine, or vice versa.
Yeah if theres a planet sized bar and plan b is doing a gig im in.
i cant believe that those huge triangles weren't detected earlier.
And screw raid in non enterprise applications. Acronis or carbonite.
Dont understand. Just buy a 64 or 128 gb ssd for system and docs and then if you need tonnes of storage for pics and music that wont benefit from being on the ssd use the existing massive sata disk you allready have as a slave. Total cost 80 quid.
Re: Great name
Company Once Curiously Know as Rim - Its Now Gone , or COCKRING
Re: It's good up North
only the cheapskate ones/.....
personally, i'll be keeping my primary data source local ....on a mid tower box that i can easily mess about with, using a normal keyboard and 3 monitors. cloud back up for sure but im not entrusting everything to some unknown tech somewhere in internet land and then being subject to the whims of my internet connection...
We definately did not eat this delicious plump breasted pigeon
47%?? this is hilarious...i wonder how they went about (scientifically) selecting people to fill in this survey:
survey company sends out emails proporting to be from a market research company in nigeria run by a relative of a government official who want the survee-ee to western union £100 to them before they fill in the survey , promising that they will be put into a free prize draw when they complete the survey.....
seriously - theres no way 47% of normal people get ripped like this. right, must dash, i have to go and pay a fine for some online pr0n that i looked at - the met police are on to me apparently!
Re: Hah hah hah
i love microsoft, i want them to be successful, my job depends on it. i just dont get the tablet thing for "work". its a plaything, a toilet sitting pants down look at the register thing. noone does work on this stuff for crying out loud. ive got a galaxy nexus, its amazing, i love it as well as my win 7 desktop, but the screen on the phone is too small for me to be able to browse and wipe properly simultaneously. by the time i am mid wipe, ive read the whole page, then i have to scroll - its not good for the screen. so i want a tablet. but im not paying more than 150 quid for it. why the feck some people want to pay 500 quid for a shit laptop is beyond me. just buy a laptop, or better still , buy a raspberry pi and a rollup keyboard. much more portable, and cost £60 ish. now dont tell me you arent sat 10 yards from a screen - just plug the pi into someone elses screen, and viola. now THATS a portable device.