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by Readout
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084566

Re: Post your boat race.

Angua wrote:Reverse of last year, our men won, women lost.

At least the unexploded bomb didn't cause a problem.


Clicked on this thread hoping to find this joke.

Even happier to see that it didn't come from The Other Place.
by Readout
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Monitor no signal
Replies: 5
Views: 6163

Re: Monitor no signal

It is issue of your ram replace your ram with a new one. How can you possibly know that? It could just as easily be that the video card is dead, or that the cable is broken, or any number of other things. Kirby has the right idea here. Yeah... of all the things to just blindly assume are the proble...
by Readout
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Getting xrandr to report the correct resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 3691

Re: Getting xrandr to report the correct resolution

Possibly a silly question, but what happens when you run a simple "xrandir, do this" command? For example, xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1360x768 --pos 0x0 --edit-- Alternatively, after a quick google, it seems like some graphics cards get upset with TVs which try and scale the image themsel...
by Readout
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1003: "Hitler and Eve"
Replies: 447
Views: 94915

Re: 1003: "Adam and Eve"

Just a quick note: Biblically, Cain found a wife in the land of Nod (Genesis 4:16). No incest required, just a complete undercutting of the whole "only creating two people" thing.
by Readout
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Solved] Upgrade to Lion - OSX
Replies: 0
Views: 890

[Solved] Upgrade to Lion - OSX

Not being a mac user, I was hoping to come to the Internets with a problem that I cannot solve. My girlfriend uses a Macbook Pro (2010 model) which runs bootcamp. At some point, she decided that she wanted more space in her Windows partition and less in her OSX partition and so I resized them for he...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help me with my first computer build
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

Re: Help me with my first computer build

2) I was thinking I'd invest a bit more in the case and the video card because I expect them to last through future rebuilds and updates, more so than any of the other parts. Also, with regards to case aesthetics, I'm pretty strongly against LEDs or glass, so that limited my options to a degree. Pl...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: 3.5mm audio jack to 5.1 speakers set?
Replies: 3
Views: 3273

Re: 3.5mm audio jack to 5.1 speakers set?

Oh, well that'll be super easy. Here is the 'manual' for the speakers (or, well, the closest that Dell can give.) If that's the right one, then the amp is built into the sub-woofer and even has some 3.5mm jacks directly leading out of it. If it comes with that three-to-one plug, you can stick it str...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: 3.5mm audio jack to 5.1 speakers set?
Replies: 3
Views: 3273

Re: 3.5mm audio jack to 5.1 speakers set?

When you say a 5.1 speaker set, what kind of speakers are they and does that include an amp? Either way, you may or may not find that your lineout is high enough quality, in which case some sort of USB sound card to the appropriate socket is probably the easiest solution. As long as you know that yo...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living Cheaply
Replies: 72
Views: 8812

Re: Living Cheaply

Check places you wouldn't expect for clothes. Seriously. I got a 1940s greatcoat in perfect condition for £20 (bartered down from £30 - that's another tip). I also found a £30 coat in some second-hand-clothes store that I googled later (the approved by The Queen Mother label intrigued me) that would...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Intellectual pissing contest
Replies: 17
Views: 3176

Re: Intellectual pissing contest

--edit-- Surely me-ta is meter? Sure, they sound similar. But so do lots of things. Me-tuh and me-tah are different sounds to me. You measure things in me-tuhs and poems like those in the OP are me-tah. Got it? ;) Crazy, to my brain me-tuh would be metre and me-ta would be meter. Accents: why must ...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: PowerDVD and TV Static
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: PowerDVD and TV Static

yewbie wrote:Where are you located? I wonder if your running into some issue with regional stuff and HDMI, I would bet its built into the spec.
Although I would assume it would block you out entirely instead of just static.


UK. Software, hardware and blu-rays were all purchased locally as well.
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help me with my first computer build
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

Re: Help me with my first computer build

Also even if you have 4 GB you really ought to be running a 64-bit OS anyway... in fact, I'd recommend 64-bit to everyone building their own computer, unless they have a specific reason to run 32 bit. Yeah, my bad here, should have explained better. For Windows, ALWAYS go with 64 bit unless you hav...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Intellectual pissing contest
Replies: 17
Views: 3176

Re: Intellectual pissing contest

--edit-- Surely me-ta is meter? Sure, they sound similar. But so do lots of things. Me-tuh and me-tah are different sounds to me. You measure things in me-tuhs and poems like those in the OP are me-tah. Got it? ;) Crazy, to my brain me-tuh would be metre and me-ta would be meter. Accents: why must ...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Intellectual pissing contest
Replies: 17
Views: 3176

Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Betty Botter bought some butter but she said "This butter's bitter! If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter!" So Betty Botter bought better butter for her batter. The point of that story is that it's pronounced bett-uh, like butt-ur. So that it rhymes with meta. Which is th...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virus Enslaved to Cure Cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: Virus Enslaved to Cure Cancer

I don't trust it.

In all seriousness, this is great news. Go, Science!
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: PowerDVD and TV Static
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: PowerDVD and TV Static

If it's working with VGA but not over HDMI, then I'd suspect Belliom is right - it's probably HDCP getting in your way. Maybe there's someway to turn that off, and force the output into insecure lo-res mode? You'd lose quality by doing so, but no more than you'd probably already lose by switching t...
by Readout
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help me with my first computer build
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

Re: Help me with my first computer build

Looks like a not unreasonable build. Here are my thoughts. I can personally vouch for ASUS, at least in their recent batch of parts, having used an ASUS version of some nVidea card or other in my last machine, owning an eeePC as well as my sister, mother and girlfriend all using them with no issues,...
by Readout
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: PowerDVD and TV Static
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: PowerDVD and TV Static

What about Windows Media player? Back in the XP days, Media player could not play dvds until you had a dvd decoder installed, like power DVD. Once Power DVD was installed, you did not have to use it, because Media player was fine. Is the same true for Blu-Ray? No joy, sadly. I think I'm just gonna ...
by Readout
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: PowerDVD and TV Static
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: PowerDVD and TV Static

My guess is that is has something to do with the fancy Blu-Ray-HDMI security/encryption measures. Does the same thing happen with a regular DVD movie disk? PowerDVD will cause static when closed if it is playing a Blu-Ray or a DVD. Try using VLC in place of PowerDVD, and let us know if you still ha...
by Readout
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: PowerDVD and TV Static
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

PowerDVD and TV Static

OK, so here is a tricky one that I can't figure out. I have an LG Blu-Ray/HDDVD GGC-H20L disk drive and an ATI Radeon HD 4800 graphics card with two DVI ports wired up to a Foehn & Hirsch 21" TV ("the TV") via a DVI -> HDMI cable and a 14" ProView monitor ("the monitor&q...
by Readout
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux questions (distro + wm comparisons)
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Linux questions (distro + wm comparisons)

I just installed Arch on my netbook. I've run Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint. Ubuntu was my first OS, but I dislike Unity which led me to look elsewhere. Fedora never really made an impression for me, nor did Mint, but so far I would say that Arch is pretty good. Nicely customisable and a really good wiki ...
by Readout
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Arch Linux System Update Borked [FIXED!]
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: Arch Linux System Update Borked

OK, I'm a relatively new Arch user, so I'm gonna be very verbose with this - not because others need explaining, but in case I get something wrong then someone else can expand upon my errors. Pacman won't update because it can't resolve the dependencies for Audit, which requires a kernel26 which is ...
by Readout
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux distros?
Replies: 13
Views: 3586

Re: Linux distros?

The first question here is: What is your opinion on docks? If you're the type of person who gets along with them, go with Ubuntu for first time totally newbie-friendly. If you want something slightly less handholdy but still easy, Fedora is a solid option. If you don't like docks, and you want somet...
by Readout
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Maori MP refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen.
Replies: 91
Views: 8313

Re: Maori MP refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen.

Damn you, Constitutional Law, damn you! I think I've got out, but you keep on pulling me back in... Observations from the thread that I noticed whilst reading. Some of this has been covered already, but I'm gonna restate it anyway, as a support of "This is what the constitution means in the UK&...
by Readout
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-mail
Replies: 46
Views: 5995

Re: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-

Spoilered for lawyery talk. Disclaimer: I am a law student only. Do not take the following as gospel truth, nor should you presume it to apply as stated anywhere other than England and Wales. Secondary Disclaimer: I may exploit this as a chance to sneak in some revision. Feel free to ignore the fac...
by Readout
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-mail
Replies: 46
Views: 5995

Re: Man faces criminal charge for reading cheating wife's e-

Hopping in a running car and driving away, even if it's just to another parking spot.. is still stealing it. A person shall be guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it. If you're just moving it to anothe...
by Readout
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: You can stop calling him Shirley, now.
Replies: 14
Views: 2541

Re: You can stop calling him Shirley, now.

Surely this is sad news indeed :(
by Readout
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31744

Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

It's less about showing off to anyone, and more about your self respect. Keeping yourself clean cut and nice looking is about having respect for your body and not neglecting it. It indicates that you value yourself, and have high self-esteem. I look nice for myself, because I have pride in myself. ...
by Readout
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: At long last...Hawking Radiation Observed?
Replies: 24
Views: 2751

Re: At long last...Hawking Radiation Observed?

Dauric wrote:A quick Wikipedia search reveals...

...that I simply do not know enough quantum mechanics to understand how this works.


Gotta love Simple English Wikipedia's take on complex topics.
by Readout
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cambridge University at no. 1 in world ranking.
Replies: 48
Views: 5842

Re: Cambridge University at no. 1 in world ranking.

Wait, if Cambridge is number 1 in the world rankings, but Oxford is number 1 in the UK rankings, where does that put the Oxonians? Sources: The Times The Guardian The Complete Uni Guide in association with The Independent (Although to be honest, these rankings generally make little difference. I kno...
by Readout
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hopefully simple HTML question
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Hopefully simple HTML question

Hey guys. I'm setting up a new server, and I was planning to have some sort of blagging site upon it. Whilst making my designs upon that, I came across the thought of templates for the pages. Simple enough. But my question is this, and hopefully it is something that has somehow magically missed my a...
by Readout
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NBA Thread - with 99.9999% less posters
Replies: 62
Views: 7560

Re: NBA Thread - with 99.9999% less posters

You guys lost me at "sportsball"....
by Readout
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Intel's Black Box for cars
Replies: 71
Views: 7690

Re: Intel's Black Box for cars

Can I just throw a separate spin out here? When I had been driving for just eight months, I was involved in an accident. I was driving down a country lane, somebody came round a blind corner much too fast, and SMASH! Nobody was hurt, except for the vehicles. Immediately after the accident, the guy m...
by Readout
Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Online vote for new Oprah show rigged
Replies: 39
Views: 5355

Re: Online vote for new Oprah show rigged

In fact GMTV's producers were fined £2 million, for failing to notice and prevent their subcontractor Opera Interactive Technology defrauding viewers to the tune of £40 million, that's newsworthy (well was, and got a Panorama special at the time). 2 million fine for 40 million fraud? Did they have ...
by Readout
Wed May 26, 2010 10:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20705

Re: America's New Culture War

a more logical extension of the metaphor (if strained) would require them spending four hours every morning pushing people off the track when some people might just be there out of sheer laziness all the while someone else is drawing income from having you stand there. I assume you mean that by the...
by Readout
Wed May 26, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20705

Re: America's New Culture War

What does Bill suffer in this situation? Say Bill gets a graze when saving Eric. Nothing too big, but noticeable. Bill can totally go on without any major issues from this graze, but he might only be able to run a mile instead of five tonight, since he's feeling a little sore. ... Have you ever see...
by Readout
Wed May 26, 2010 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's New Culture War
Replies: 230
Views: 20705

Re: America's New Culture War

Here's my generic thoughts on the topic. It is quite late, and so I apologize if I fail to perfectly bend it to the exact state of the discussion in hand, so please bear with me. Ok. Imagine Bill is walking down the street. He sees Eric standing in front of a train. Does Bill save Eric? We all immed...
by Readout
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Sound

I'm currently running an integrated Soundmax integrated audio card with my Asus P5Q-E motherboard, and am running Windows 7 64bit version. Soundmax & Windows tell me that I am running 5.1 surround sound, I've got a 5.1 set up, and yet. And yet despite all this, whenever I run a program it refuse...
by Readout
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New desktop
Replies: 17
Views: 2670

Re: New desktop

Excellent. This'll probably be the build I end up using then. Thanks for all the advice :)
Although obviously, any new comments are welcome, as I still have three weeks or so before I get enough spare cash to buy everything.
by Readout
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New desktop
Replies: 17
Views: 2670

Re: New desktop

@Traz My only thoughts is, although most games only utilise the first two cores at the moment, how long is it until they start to be able to use the hardware given, or have they been completely skipped over in the jump to i7? @mosac I do like a nice, big e-peen..... especially since living in a remo...

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