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Forum: General Discussion 25-12-2014, 21:31
Replies: 80
Views: 2,108
Posted By Sambda
He'd be watching "Jesus of Nazareth" and shouting...

He'd be watching "Jesus of Nazareth" and shouting at the TV, "No, it didn't happen like that - they've got that wrong," and, "That Robert Powell looks nothing like me."
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2014, 11:41
Replies: 80
Views: 2,108
Posted By Sambda
I don't think Jesus would have liked Black Friday...

I don't think Jesus would have liked Black Friday - too similar to the lenders in the temple for his tastes. If he went out in public, he would be plagued by people asking for his autograph, so he...
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2014, 11:12
Replies: 80
Views: 2,108
Posted By Sambda
He'd turn on his wooden radio and hear Slade...

He'd turn on his wooden radio and hear Slade doing "Merry Christmas Everybody" and think: "Christ, not this again," not realising the song would plague humanity for the next 2000 years.
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2014, 10:14
Replies: 80
Views: 2,108
Posted By Sambda
Him and Mary Magdelene would be pissed off at...

Him and Mary Magdelene would be pissed off at having been woken at 6am by their kids wanting to undo their presents.

He'd get out of bed, stroke the cat, and make Himself a cup of tea/coffee (we...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-12-2014, 02:47
Replies: 87
Views: 4,121
Posted By Sambda
If you have actual evidence of a particular...

If you have actual evidence of a particular manufacturer, who is selling their product in the UK, claiming their product adheres to cited standard/s when, in actual fact, it doesn't, then that is...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 22-12-2014, 19:29
Replies: 87
Views: 4,121
Posted By Sambda
If you have any evidence that a...

If you have any evidence that a person/organisation is breaking the laws on RF inteference (whatever they may be) by using or selling these devices, you have authorities you can complain to. UK plc...
Forum: General Discussion 22-12-2014, 13:21
Replies: 167
Views: 4,025
Posted By Sambda
Chinese is only one language (more or less) when...

Chinese is only one language (more or less) when written. When spoken, the level of mutual understandability varies. The dialects are mostly further apart than, say, Spanish, Italian, French...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-12-2014, 10:33
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Sambda
Agreed - sounds very, very much like a hardware...

Agreed - sounds very, very much like a hardware fault. Maybe the graphics chip, or maybe something to do with the LCD panel.

GPU (graphics chip) problems are very common on laptops as the chips...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-12-2014, 01:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Sambda
True, but as with most things in life, just...

True, but as with most things in life, just disabling them might be the lesser of two evils (compared with constantly plugging/unplugging internal drives, which I think some of the OPs drives are).
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-12-2014, 01:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Sambda
Don't go unplugging IDE/PATA drives while your...

Don't go unplugging IDE/PATA drives while your system is switched on - they are not hot unpluggable/swappable.

Summary - If the backup drives are internal (inside your case), just disable them. If...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-12-2014, 16:23
Replies: 52
Views: 3,434
Posted By Sambda
There are free courses in just about every town...

There are free courses in just about every town for beginners PC and beginners Internet. These are usually tailored at the elderly. Recommending one of these to your mum would be good too. She...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 18-12-2014, 16:06
Replies: 87
Views: 4,121
Posted By Sambda
If I lived next door to Winston, I'd run...

If I lived next door to Winston, I'd run homeplugs in each and every socket I owned. I'd run 6-way trailing socket extensions with homeplugs in each socket. My house would resemble Chevy Chase's...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-12-2014, 11:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Sambda
An .exe file (or process running with admin...

An .exe file (or process running with admin rights) can certainly enumerate all drives (hardware and network shares) attached to your PC, yes. It can then encrypt them as per ransom-ware if it has...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-12-2014, 08:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Sambda
Indeed. I had an online argument with a bloke...

Indeed. I had an online argument with a bloke who was saying adblock etc. were all immoral and the collapse of the Internet was imminent because no site would get funding etc. etc. I pointed out to...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-12-2014, 08:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By Sambda
And there's "quality attrition" where the quality...

And there's "quality attrition" where the quality of the media we are used to watching creeps up over a number of years. Media files used to be 200 pixels wide or something silly just a few years...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 17-12-2014, 19:21
Replies: 87
Views: 4,121
Posted By Sambda
Home plugs are a common way of connecting a PC...

Home plugs are a common way of connecting a PC (with media files) or router to a smart TV or streaming box etc. People want to keep wi-fi clear for their laptops, and since TVs, routers, set-top...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 17-12-2014, 19:11
Replies: 87
Views: 4,121
Posted By Sambda
This sounds like SW DX enthusiasts getting their...

This sounds like SW DX enthusiasts getting their knickers in a twist. Well, SW is old technology and times move on. Many countries have shut down their SW services, and more will do so in the...
Forum: General Discussion 15-12-2014, 13:34
Replies: 39
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sambda
Masturbating in public. Conversing with parking...

Masturbating in public.

Conversing with parking meters.

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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-12-2014, 17:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sambda
You have to use quote marks when the path...

You have to use quote marks when the path contains spaces.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-12-2014, 16:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sambda
I think that is probably the case. That's what...

I think that is probably the case. That's what the green filename usually means. Unless you're NASA or something, I wouldn't bother with the encryption. Its potential is to create greater problems...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-12-2014, 15:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sambda
No - for the effective permission tab, you need...

No - for the effective permission tab, you need to press the "select" button on the tab and get the user/group in that "group or username" box. It's not showing the settings for anybody in the grab...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-12-2014, 14:27
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sambda
Also checked the encyrpted possibility, as...

Also checked the encyrpted possibility, as suggested above by robin.

See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308993
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-12-2014, 13:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sambda
What does right-click --> security --> advanced...

What does right-click --> security --> advanced --> effective permissions --> select your username, say. Part. as regards Take Ownership (at the bottom).

Then also see what the effective...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-12-2014, 13:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sambda
No locking handle means it is not an application...

No locking handle means it is not an application that is keeping the file locked (i.e. for read/writes). I think the only other possibility is that it is a permission- or ownership-based issue, as...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-12-2014, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Sambda
500W is the max the supply will deliver, not the...

500W is the max the supply will deliver, not the average or continuous draw.
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