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by Neil Jones
Wed 28 Nov, 2007 22.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why Do MP stand up?
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Why Do MP stand up?

MPs that stand up after a question has been asked are not in the queue to ask Gordon Brown a question. Their standing up incredibly quickly is an attempt to get the Speaker of the House's attention - otherwise known as to "catch his eye". Basically if you want to ask Gordon something, you go on the ...
by Neil Jones
Sat 03 Nov, 2007 22.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cell Broadcast
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Cell Broadcast

Cell broadcasting is an existing, though rarely used, function of cellular networks. It originated in Paris and is a technology that, like Teletext, is available in Europe but unheard of in the U.S. Its basically a variation on SMS Text Messaging. Cell broadcasting allows text messages to be broadca...
by Neil Jones
Wed 03 Oct, 2007 00.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows Vista Question
Replies: 46
Views: 3576

Re: Windows Vista Question

Vista can be activated by telephone as well (totally automated system if you press the right buttons) so you don't even need an internet connection. It's perfectly possible to have multiple computers all using the same product key because you easily tell the automated system that its a fresh install...
by Neil Jones
Wed 03 Oct, 2007 00.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Urban myths
Replies: 34
Views: 1996

Re: Urban myths

I'm an "N" so I'm not too fussed. Even if I did get called up there would have to be a very much better reason than the last couple of skirmishes or I'll call myself a conciencious objector and go to live in the country. I'm a B so apparently I'd be in the second group! D. I'm safe. Even if it went...
by Neil Jones
Thu 27 Sep, 2007 20.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sound Card Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Sound Card Problems

Thanks Sput, but... I found the driver but half way through installation it brings up "Found New Hardware" for "Audio Bus.." asking me how to install it etc. When I tell it to search for drivers it finds nothing, and the installation seems to do bugger all. This'll probably be the Microsoft patch u...
by Neil Jones
Thu 27 Sep, 2007 00.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows Vista Question
Replies: 46
Views: 3576

Re: Windows Vista Question

We understand the stupidly strict nature of Microsoft with Vista, however I have a bit of an awkward situation on using my Vista software more then once as apparently it can only be used on one machine... 1) Vista was installed on my computer and was activated but I reverted back to XP because it w...
by Neil Jones
Thu 27 Sep, 2007 00.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Strange and Wierd Facts
Replies: 45
Views: 3526

Re: Strange and Wierd Facts

It is illegal in the UK to be drunk in public houses. It is illegal to mow the lawn on Sundays in Switerzland. It is illegal to wear suits of armour in the Houses of Parliament. It is a legal requirement (and has been so since the year 1551) that everybody in England must walk to church on Christmas...
by Neil Jones
Mon 24 Sep, 2007 23.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Laptop help!
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Laptop help!

One of the hard Disks connected via a RAID controler on my Laptop has failed and I am having problems using the system with just one. I have been able to install Windows XP by creating my own windows instalation using the drivers from Support / Rock - Xtreme Ti (ATA 1.00.0.29 RAID 1.0.1.37) - If i ...
by Neil Jones
Mon 24 Sep, 2007 23.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Any advice for a new build PC?
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Any advice for a new build PC?

You can probably get away with a less powerful PSU too. You're not really running masses of hardware - maybe 500 or 550 These days its not the output of the PSU you need to worry about as such, its more the brand and its output on certain rails. You can never have too much output though so a 650w p...
by Neil Jones
Thu 13 Sep, 2007 22.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Roadside Recovery..
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Roadside Recovery..

Oh, and you don't have to carry a spare tyre by law. Indeed not, but if you do it has to be legal. This is no different to how it has been as far as I can remember. Apparently that is not the case. According to a BBC News article from 2004, you are under no legal obligation to carry a spare, and if...
by Neil Jones
Fri 03 Aug, 2007 21.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Important Obscure Browser Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 2850

Re: Important Obscure Browser Survey

Internet Explorer 2 was a radical improvement over IE1, while IE3 introduced us to the layout we all know, which would stick until IE7 was released twelve years later. What was the radical improvement with IE2? It looked exactly the same and appeared to have much the same functionality. Indeed, I'v...