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by Neil Jones
Tue 26 Mar, 2013 22.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Give an Answer, Leave a Question
Replies: 26
Views: 9293

Re: Give an Answer, Leave a Question

A: Yes,many years ago, I used to go out and get smokes and beer. These days, its just somewhere to get emergency supplies like milk and bread... I don't use it very often, but I do use our local garage occasionally. Q: What do you think the next massive "harry potter beating" film franchise will be...
by Neil Jones
Tue 04 Dec, 2012 22.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Long forgotten brands that sank without trace
Replies: 108
Views: 30210

Re: Long forgotten brands that sank without trace

To mention other defunct brands I can think of... Andy's Records, Rabbit, The Link, Music Zone Trade Direct, Big W, Our Price to name a few. Our Price was firstly eaten by WH Smith, then introduced to Virgin who ate Our Price, then spat them out to another company who promptly went under. The Link ...
by Neil Jones
Mon 03 Dec, 2012 22.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Long forgotten brands that sank without trace
Replies: 108
Views: 30210

Re: Long forgotten brands that sank without trace

Wimpy still has a significant presence it seems .... see here …….. WIMPY.UK.COM 02-Dec-2012 @ 20:15 Indeed - and they pop up in the oddest places, like service stations in the Westcountry! Never liked Wimpy, was always a McDonalds kid. The nearest Wimpy to me is in Tamworth and looking at Google St...
by Neil Jones
Sat 14 Apr, 2012 12.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The end of the line for fixed line broadband?
Replies: 12
Views: 3076

Re: The end of the line for fixed line broadband?

http://up.metropol247.co.uk/Dr%20Lobster*/Untitled%204.png i'm setting up a laptop for a very nice lady (hence the pink theme, i prefer 70s earth tones) and i'm downloading and installing a few bits via my mobile phone's 3g connection via a wifi tether (i'm on 3) as you can see, i'm getting 730 kb/...
by Neil Jones
Fri 28 Jan, 2011 22.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wireless TV senders interfere with Wi-fi
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

Re: Wireless TV senders interfere with Wi-fi

The WLAN channel is only half the story. All these devices, including Wi-Fi signals, cordless telephones and the wireless TV sender devices, all use the same part of the spectrum - 2.4Ghz. This part of the spectrum is chock-a-block with all kinds of things that you may find around the home - the gen...
by Neil Jones
Fri 31 Dec, 2010 21.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jo Yeates Murder
Replies: 12
Views: 2656

Re: Jo Yeates Murder

I don't understand how Sky was still showing their clip of the suspect after he was arrested. Surely it could prejudice the jury if there is a trial? Not really any different to when Sky kept running their interview clip of Jeremy Thompson interviewing Ian Huntley back at the time of the Soham Murd...
by Neil Jones
Fri 31 Dec, 2010 21.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8599
Views: 981667

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

I must write 100 lines and put them on somebody's desk by the end of the weekend: "I must not feed the troll". Except they aren't a troll in the traditional sense of the word. I'm wondering if he's what they call a Sockpuppet - "an online identity used for purposes of deception within an online comm...
by Neil Jones
Mon 06 Dec, 2010 22.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3 licence Windows 7
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: 3 licence Windows 7

No issue I was concerned as it is called a Family pack the person had to be living there or family. - Nowhere in the literature for this product does it have any clause that says "only for use by live-in relatives" or similar. Anyway I very much doubt Bill Gates is going to come round your house on...
by Neil Jones
Fri 03 Dec, 2010 22.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Non widescreen monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 4247

Re: Non widescreen monitors

Does anyone know of a retailer (ideally online) selling non widescreen monitors in sizes beyond 19" - a TV with VGA input or at a push HDMI (though why would one exist) would also do the trick. If truth be told, since widescreen became the norm, it's almost impossible to find anything that isn't wi...
by Neil Jones
Fri 03 Dec, 2010 18.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Technical query.
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Technical query.

Most pen drives are FAT32, which is pretty much universal.
If so, it'll be fine on a Mac.
by Neil Jones
Sun 28 Nov, 2010 16.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Driving licences and renewals
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Driving licences and renewals

My question is what happens in the meantime? If the police ask you to produce your licence I thought they gave you seven days - not the three weeks the DVLA take to turn it around (assuming they do it all correctly first time and it doesn't get lost in the post). If you cannot produce your licence ...