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Forum: General Today, 10:44
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Posted By Spreadie
Went to Dagenham on Wednesday evening for a...

Went to Dagenham on Wednesday evening for a meeting on Thursday morning.

In the morning, as I was getting ready to check out of the hotel, I found a used pregnancy test in the bed! :eeek:
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Forum: Serious Yesterday, 18:43
Replies: 25
Views: 717
Posted By Spreadie
We'll gladly take more, if someone can persuade...

We'll gladly take more, if someone can persuade our own Chavvy work-dodgers to move to Greece.
Forum: General 2nd Sep 2015, 09:46
Replies: 16,759
Views: 1,557,842
Posted By Spreadie
That's a rough situation - I can't begin to...

That's a rough situation - I can't begin to imagine how I'd feel if my wife did that.

I hope you can make a clean break without being rinsed - as said, her pregnancy may well improve your standing...
Forum: General 1st Sep 2015, 16:10
Replies: 16,759
Views: 1,557,842
Posted By Spreadie
The Dartford Crossing payment website. what...

The Dartford Crossing payment website.

what the actual ****?!
Forum: General 1st Sep 2015, 11:49
Replies: 611
Views: 38,798
Posted By Spreadie
IIRC, Massa was hit by a 2kg spring whilst...

IIRC, Massa was hit by a 2kg spring whilst travelling at ~140mph. The upright/ T-Bar would likely have deflected the spring.
Forum: Software 31st Aug 2015, 16:30
Replies: 755
Views: 55,930
Posted By Spreadie
Seriously considering ditching Win10 on my...

Seriously considering ditching Win10 on my tablets.

Controls are intermittently laggy and unresponsive and I don't like the default opt-in on all the privacy stuff. Windows 8.1 was smooth and...
Forum: Hardware 28th Aug 2015, 15:59
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Spreadie
Skylake doesn't come with a stock cooler either,...

Skylake doesn't come with a stock cooler either, apparently. Not problem for most people, but worth bearing in mind.
Forum: Watercooling: in association with Aquatuning 27th Aug 2015, 18:30
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Spreadie
I doubt you'll be able to drive a D5 off a...

I doubt you'll be able to drive a D5 off a motherboard fan header.
Forum: Modding 27th Aug 2015, 16:48
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Spreadie
Yep, drill them out, and re-rivet afterwards. ...

Yep, drill them out, and re-rivet afterwards. Manual rivet guns cost next to nothing these days.


Got a Dremel? I have a miniature drill chuck for mine that holds small drill bits - again not...
Forum: Hardware 27th Aug 2015, 16:00
Replies: 10
Build Advice Selling Self-Build PCs
Views: 400
Posted By Spreadie
As have I, and it's fine most of the time. ...

As have I, and it's fine most of the time. However, you absolutely WILL get some customers who think you are now providing 24/7 lifetime support. This will include Sunday morning phone calls to...
Forum: Hardware 27th Aug 2015, 15:22
Replies: 10
Build Advice Selling Self-Build PCs
Views: 400
Posted By Spreadie
You'll be working for peanuts. Scan et al will...

You'll be working for peanuts. Scan et al will have large overheads and wage bills to consider, but they also have the buying power to get the component costs down and even then the margins aren't...
Forum: Article Discussion 27th Aug 2015, 13:58
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Spreadie
Are they likely to publish the number of...

Are they likely to publish the number of rollbacks?

I have on my Linx tablets, but it ain't going anywhere near my main machines until I'm satisfied with the privacy aspects of it.
Forum: General 27th Aug 2015, 08:35
Replies: 29,153
Views: 3,512,864
Posted By Spreadie
Bargainiferous! Much envy over here too!

Bargainiferous!

Much envy over here too!
Forum: General 26th Aug 2015, 18:25
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Spreadie
I may have dreamt this but, if you progress a...

I may have dreamt this but, if you progress a case with ebay, isn't there something about accepting their arbitration process that prohibits you from chasing it up with Trading Standards or whomever...
Forum: General 26th Aug 2015, 16:13
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Spreadie
I'm willing to bet their "Lawyer" amounts to...

I'm willing to bet their "Lawyer" amounts to little more than the guy in the office with the best google skills.
Forum: General 26th Aug 2015, 14:26
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Spreadie
Yep, if it's an Ebay business, he has to abide by...

Yep, if it's an Ebay business, he has to abide by DSR. I had a similar experience last year.
Forum: General 26th Aug 2015, 11:50
Replies: 12,728
Views: 1,224,361
Posted By Spreadie
Here's hoping for another awesome post from you...

Here's hoping for another awesome post from you in a couple of months time!
Forum: General 26th Aug 2015, 10:29
Replies: 12,728
Views: 1,224,361
Posted By Spreadie
That does sound awesome. Have you beaten it,...

That does sound awesome. Have you beaten it, mate?
Forum: Article Discussion 25th Aug 2015, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Spreadie
None of them, at lower resolutions. Crank...

None of them, at lower resolutions.

Crank it up to 4K and it is largely comfortable in most games - for that investment, you'll want at least a smidgeon of wriggle room to accommodate new games.
Forum: Hardware 24th Aug 2015, 18:24
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By Spreadie
The strapline in the article says: :eyebrow:...

The strapline in the article says:

:eyebrow:

Yeah, the 290x achieves almost the same frame rate at 1080p as the 980Ti manages at 2160p.

I'm all for AMD clawing back some ground in the...
Forum: General 24th Aug 2015, 16:11
Replies: 29,153
Views: 3,512,864
Posted By Spreadie
I used have one of those spiral rachets, until...

I used have one of those spiral rachets, until drill/drivers became commonplace. Tom is right, they're bloody lethal!

It might still be lying at the bottom of one of my toolboxes.
Forum: Article Discussion 24th Aug 2015, 13:15
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Spreadie
"Banana for scale" I did lol

"Banana for scale"

I did lol
Forum: General 24th Aug 2015, 09:44
Replies: 5,227
Views: 662,161
Posted By Spreadie
Interstellar 6/10 I saw this a while back,...

Interstellar 6/10

I saw this a while back, but the missus wanted to see it so I sat through it again. My god, the plot holes and bad science grow by an order of magnitude the second time around. ...
Forum: General 23rd Aug 2015, 14:35
Replies: 611
Views: 38,798
Posted By Spreadie
Pleased to see Grosjean take 3rd, but it was a...

Pleased to see Grosjean take 3rd, but it was a dull race at a favourite circuit.
Forum: General 23rd Aug 2015, 14:14
Replies: 29,153
Views: 3,512,864
Posted By Spreadie
I thought the point of this thread was to show...

I thought the point of this thread was to show what you'd bought recently? It's purpose is certainly not to invite sniffy comments, pooh-poohing your decision.


Indeed - looks like a tidy tab...
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