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Old 5th Nov 2003, 16:56
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Maybe he wanted a night on the tiles Miss D.
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Old 5th Nov 2003, 17:24
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Re: Guy Fawkes
More meetings - with yet more members added to the gang - were taking place in the area, including at the Bull Inn in Coventry and the White Lion at Dunchurch.
I nearly bought a house in Dunchurch once! I luckily knew better though, full of scoundrels and scallywags that place is.
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Old 5th Nov 2003, 18:43
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Used to visit Dunchurch on a Sunday when a nipper.. the only place in a 20 mile radius with shops open (how times change).

Miss Desk in tattered Dungarees? She strikes me as more of a Gucci and Jimmy Choo kinda lady.
Now, did anyone see 'Wife Swap' last night..? I picture her being a bit like the spooky dark haired one who shouts poetry from the hills....
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Old 5th Nov 2003, 19:00
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Winter drought.
I remeber some years ago, when a leading politician advised the UK public to wash themselves in a basin to conserve water, the intellectual publication "Viz" printed a letter that went something like this.

"I do not need a full basin of water, in fact I can clean my whole body, including my balls, using only my tongue.
Then again, I'm a cat"
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Old 5th Nov 2003, 19:14
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A great deal of good down to earth wisdom to be found in Viz, although one thinks it has gone back a tad of late,
One has in ones posession the priceless none PC and banned Thieving Gipsy Bastard edition, it is ones intention to keep this hidden for another twenty years, then offer it up for auction at Southerbys.
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Old 5th Nov 2003, 19:45
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Just took the ball out of my mouse and cleaned the little rollers. Works a treat now.

(little furry donor of said ball a tad unhappy however.)
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Old 5th Nov 2003, 20:17
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To Timmcat:

Get one of those new optical mice, they don't clog with fur and you no longer need a mouse pad.

I'd recommend against the wireless sort - you don't need yet another item that eats batteries.

The boring part of this post is that you no longer have the thrill of cleaning the ball.
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Old 5th Nov 2003, 20:55
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Some snippets are getting dangerously close to useful. My Google bar pop-up blocker just reached 500 blocked. Fecking great, bring on the spam so I reach 1,000

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Old 5th Nov 2003, 20:56
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Au contraire, seacue. Wireless emasculated mice are very good. They give one the opportunity to click on the little thingy in the system tray to see how the batteries are going.

Also, when TRRBATPSOIT gets too boring and pointless, one can watch the little lights on the base station flashing as one moves the mouse about.

It's a sign that the mouse telepathy is working.

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Old 5th Nov 2003, 21:41
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Ozzy - just so we don't get any drift on TRRBATPSOIT.

It sprang to life and had little leaves when we found it
Romanian doctor finds a small plant growing in the nose of a four year old boy.
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 03:10
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I just built a PC for the parents. Got away with adding a coolerfan that glows purple due to 4 l'il LEDs. Every prooner should have one (apart from Drapes of course, having a case at all is heresy to Drapes).
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 03:45
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Only big sissy boys have those girly cases for their machines, and decorative leds on a cooling fan is downright effeminate.such chaps can be usualy found leafing thru brochures on gender re-assignment.
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 04:03
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'Tis for me parents Drapes.

Fear not, my PC, whilst in a case, has its guts spewing in all directions.

That fan is most definately cool though.
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 05:02
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Talking of fans, my CPU temperature is currently 42 centigrade. It has just jumped from 38, though I am not sure why - perhaps digesting one of Mr Draper's weightier thoughts.

The rest of the system is at 36.
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 05:09
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I used to suf a overclockers site, one time a brand new young nerd came in seeking overclocking advice, one wag told him to submerge his machine in a dish of very cold water,which, is exactly what he did,honest. hee hee .
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 05:11
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Me parents CPU claims to be at 70C, however it would appear that many of the A7N8X-VM boards have badly calibrated thermometers. Had it regeristering up to 95C whilst cracking the RC-5, which can't be right else 'twould have melted doon.

Hence the justification for bright flashy LED ridden fans (and Draper's ire).
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 05:23
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Excellent, Drapes

Have you got thermal gel 'twixt chip and heatsink, Mr Chaff'em? Dropped a good 15-20 off my temperatures according to GWUM.
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 05:25
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I bought a fancy fan and heatsink that looked large enough to cool a Nuclear reactor, AMD chips run pretty hot anyway, feckin usless it was, on a real nerds advice I bought a different puny looking thing for three quid that ran it 10 degrees cooler.
So flashing leds and a cubic foot of heat sink do not a summer make.


PS. I once inadvertantly ran a AMD 1.5 XP sans heatsink or fan for about ten minutes the smell of burning tipped me off, just about glowing that chip was,strange thing the motherboard was porked but the chip was just fine, in fact I am speaking to you now from that very chip.
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 06:26
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I have indeed SC, with sufficiently vague instructions as to how much to use that if your chip melts its always your fault.

The fan certainly is big enough to cool a nuclear power station, with a variable resistor at the back to vary the speed too. Trouble is that at full whack its noisy enough to drown out the fecking fireworks.

Put big fancy flashy fans in to guard against blame if chip burns out. Its claiming 81C atm though some chap on t'net reckons his shows 125C at bootup. At 81C me pooter would be going mental, crashing and regurgitating nonsense like a suvverner.
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Old 6th Nov 2003, 06:53
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One has ones bios set to shut the machine down should the chip reach a temp of 100c, or it might be 120c , one cannot remember now to be brutaly frank.
This option should be available on your machine chaffers, unless of course you manufactured your own motherboard, one has given up making ones own motherboards now, one can't get the proper plywood now.
This thread is begining to sound like a puter nerd forum, we must cease and desist all this tecky folderoll, lest we scare off the likes of Miz Desk and singaporegirl.
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