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Joined on: Sunday, 23rd December 2001, 02:26, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 05:47

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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

This user has posted a total of 14219 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.72 messages a day, or 12.07 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 40 messages, which is on average 1.33 messages a day.

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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Meidastouch may be a tad on the biased side, but the talking heads at Fox speak for themselves



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RE: New(ish) GFX card no signal

The newer card has one HDMI & 3x DP outlets. I'm only using HDMI and it's what Max was using as well. The card that's currently installed uses the same. 

There does seem to be an update for the BIOS available, but it's through 3rd party vendors as support for the MB was dropped years ago. There is an .exe update avaialble, although when I try to install it give an error message telling me that the BIOS is legacy, but system information tells me it's UEFI.

I really don't want to flash the BIOS within BIOS in case I brick the board. This is another thing I have minimal experience of and looking at older forums, this does seem to be a common issue and it's mainly due to the interface with the monitors rather than anything deeper. At least that's what I'm hoping.

I am due an update at some point but that'll have to wait until the finances are healthy enough.

I may load the relevant drivers beforehand and see if that makes a difference.

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RE: Biden steps aside

Nobody likes it. Especially anyone who's heard of project 2025.

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New(ish) GFX card no signal

As a pre-emptive guess, I'm going to blame the very old motherboard, but here goes

My youngest has just got a new GFX card & PSU for his PC, and bequeathed the castoffs to me, although they're both less than 6 months old. They both worked fine in his setup, so I know the 600w is enough to power the system

Installing the new card (RTX 3050) is resulting in no signal to the monitor. All leads & cables are correct, I've popped the older card (AMD Radeon RX470) back in so I know nothing's borked and at the very least I've got a new, slightly more powerful PSU in the case.

The motherboard, for info, is an intel DQ77CP (CPU 1) housing an Intel Core i5 2400. It's served me well and tries to keep up, bless it.

Google has given me a touch of advice, like hard resetting the monitor, but still no. I do have the AMD drivers on board for the existing card, but one assumed the new card would bypass them and install their own (which has happened in the past)


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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Regarding debates, watching the BBC live feed talking to Fin Gomez from CBS news - there was a debate with ABC scheduled when Biden was on the cards. Now it's Harris, the Trump cult are very reluctant to go ahead with that one - but are very happy to continue if it's switched to Fox

That to me shows they're actually a bit scared


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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

It is Harris, but Biden's staying on until the end of term. Couple of thoughts

This means any future debates will be between Trump and a headstrong, forthright and very intelligent person, which he's never faced before.

Sadly, while Obama was the first black American to be elected president, I really, really can't see the majority of US voters electing a black woman into office, regardless of their capabilities.

But one can hope. Because when you have people like this being allowed to vote, you're going to need all the hope you can find



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RE: [VIDEO] Deadpool & Wolverine

Heck of a tonal shift here. The new-ish tagline 'This isn't the movie you think it is' couldn't be more apt.



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RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars: The Acolyte

Quote:
AdamR says...
"As far as I'm aware, Disney have cancelled season 2. The lead actress, Amandla Stenberg, is supposedly suing Disney for breach of contract because of it."




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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Tell me it's a cult without telling me it's a cult



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/videos/cldy39vpv4qo



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This item was edited on Thursday, 18th July 2024, 12:19

RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars: The Acolyte

Very, very unenthralled. Whole thing seemed kinda pointless, aside from the 'big' reveal at the end, plus there seemed to be an off-screen cameo that doesn't quite gel with the supposed timeline 

SPOILER:
I'm 100% sure that was Palpatine on the phone


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RE: The Euros

And those ever-so-humble Spaniards have been chanting 'Gibraltar is Spanish' from the victory parade

At least our players never joined in with all that '10 bombers' rubbish

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cjk3zlpd5l4o

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RE: Laptop or desktop

I have both but vastly prefer the PC. I've had the lappy for a few years and despite have a complete reinstall it's still slow as hell. Plus the Z key has packed up so when i'm over with the boys I invariably take the wireless keyboard along.

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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Judging by what actually happened, it seems you can lay on a warehouse roof with your AR pointed at the primary for several moments before anyone does anything.

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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Looking at the footage available, it seems like the SS snipers had the shooter in their sights sights for at least 5 seconds before they took him out. If fingers are going to be pointed it'll be at them for the time being

Also a lot of talk about the shooter using an 'AR-type weapon' that his father had bought 6 month before.

But it'll still do nowt about the arguement for gun control.

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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Turns out the shooter was a registered Republican

Maybe he took a look at Project 2025 and snapped.

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RE: [VIDEO] Post Trump fallout

Someone just tried to shoot Trump. They missed and grazed his ear.

Instead of complying with the secret service, he stood up and raised a fist in defiance, putting everyone around him in danger. Not only the agents sworn to protect him, but everyone of the brainwashed masses assembled to see him.

He's no longer a sociopath. he is by definition & instinct a psychopath, and I no longer have any empathy with anyone who might think he is in any way a mentally stable persona capable of holding office

Would I be happy if the would-be assassin had finished the task? No. Am I happy he missed? Ask me in December.

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RE: [VIDEO] 4th of July... Our independence day?

I'm completely convinced at this point we subscribe to the same channels on YouTube

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Captain America: Brave New World

Stay to the end



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RE: The Euros

We do seem to come alive after the subs have come on. Think I'll tune in to the final 15 minutes before the end

But realistically, I'm being realistic about our chances and just hope we aren't humiliated that much.

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RE: [VIDEO] Time Bandits

Italian Job or Time bandits? Both

As it happens the first time I was aware Time Bandits existed was was when the very last shot (Mum? Dad?) was on a VHS recording of something that was on Channel 4 after the movie. Wasn't until several years later I caught it again in full. It was ok. Not the bestest movie ever but certainly enjoyable.

Interesting points just realised - actually shot in 2022 at the same time as Our Flag Means Death, and also the first name of the main kid IRL is Kal-El.

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 10th July 2024, 15:39

RE: [VIDEO] Time Bandits

Hate me, I liked it. Plus Phoebe just fits right in there.

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RE: The Euros

Indeed. Even after the flurry of the first 26 minutes was over, Spain was still playing as if they had a game to win. If we do go up against them I'd probably agree we don't have much of a chance, but then again, I'd never thought I'd live to see the day England got 5/5 on a penalty shootout, so you never know.

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RE: [VIDEO] Gladiator II

And Captain Darling/Percy at 2:04

Good trailer, but yeah, poor music choice. No-one's going to beat Jungle Cruise for that

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RE: Steve Wright :( afternoon over

Acute peritonitis and a perforated gastric peptic ulcer :(

Poor guy must have been in agony. Just hope he didn't suffer long. 

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This item was edited on Tuesday, 9th July 2024, 14:19

RE: [VIDEO] F1

Doesn't actually look that exciting.

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RE: [VIDEO] 4th of July... Our independence day?

farage this morning



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This item was edited on Friday, 5th July 2024, 09:32

RE: [VIDEO] 4th of July... Our independence day?

Actual numbers pretty close to the exit poll. Reform only got 4 seats, equalling the did-better-than-expected Greens,in seats that both voted for Brexit by over 70% (which explains why they chose those particular constituencies.

Of course, Farage is posturing as if they came in second, but let's see if he actually turns up for work this time first

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RE: [VIDEO] Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Yep, really enjoyed that. A couple of unconvincing & slightly weak performances, particularly from the daughter, but it evened out at the end.

I did catch the first movie for the first time in a long time a few days ago, and aside from a few scenes that really haven't aged well, this was a worthy accompaniment, very much moreso than part 3. the helicopter scene could have been more fleshed out as a standout sequence, but as an escape mechanic, it was good enough.

And also worthy of note, the character callbacks weren't as jarring as they could have been, even see-erge

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RE: [VIDEO] 4th of July... Our independence day?

Pretty much as predicted. Exit polls aren't always spot on hopefully with the smaller numbers, but that's a big cull for the SNP. Sturgeon's on the ITV which is why I'm watching BBC on mute.



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This item was edited on Thursday, 4th July 2024, 21:07