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  1. cobra


    They are making it crapper so at a later date they can try and sell you a premium account that has all the extra that are free at the moment. It's called MVP "minimum viable product" if you have a product and the is a free & premium version of that product it's the free version. in gaming it's called A minimum viable game. Them games that you think are free kids go on them and empty the parents bank account.
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    Shame they are not all together anymore (the one with the beard left years ago) And i remember back in the day they won a talent show ( it was america's got talent or american x factor) one of the big one's my favorite is this one.
  3. I have never met any pad members in real life but have known some of you on here in some shape or form going all the way back to the end of the 90s (I think it was 97/98 when i become a member) I remember A1W going back 20 years ago now we chatted on and off for 20 years So I can say for one he will be missed. R.I.P A1W
  4. I've seen it for about £45 too. Remember the U.K price normally includes VAT @ 20% and in the U.S tax is added at checkout. If you buy an item here at £500 that's £400 for the item and £100 VAT (at xe.com today £400 GBP is = to $504.90 USD) in the U.S the is a flat VAT @ 10% + a state rate on top (not listing all of them) some states levy no personal income tax but levy a higher VAT rate. if you look at Alabama it has VAT @ 13.50% + the flat VAT @ 10% = 23.50% But this is the only place in the U.S were it cost more then the U.K the next one after this i
  5. Thanks for link always good to have a backup player. VLC can play H264 and H265 4K but on H264 you need this setup right hardware acceleration turned on if your vid card supports it off if it doesn't as for H265 you will need hardware acceleration for this one especially if your going 4K.
  6. If it's a 2nd hand motherboard get a new cmos battery and don't get a cheap one it's important that a PC keeps good time. you can get Energizer CR2032 Lithium Coin Battery pack of 4 on Amazon for £2.38 on a motherboard they are good for about 4 or 5 years each. As for the power LED flip the connector on the motherboard Red and Black wire to the LED see if this fixes it.
  7. It's not the hardware per se that's stopping you from Windows 7 but more to do with the UEFI BIOS they are slowley blacklisting older software and drivers ISOs It's to phase out 32Bit at the end of this year 2020 no 32bit software will be supported anymore that's Windows / Linux "ubuntu been the first" iOS Android all being 64bit only going forward. Adobe are even sunsetting flash player the end of this year. It's all been done in the name of security "and to save cash" did you know over 80% of computer virus are 32bit so switching off 32bit kills 80% of virus anti v
  8. would you believe it my two seater sofa just had this happen today I think i need 2 of them to fix it. I come by this guide on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dRCIwstlLc
  9. This and a pair of pliers will do the job "lucky I know the name of that type of Spring" they are called Sinuous Springs and they are cheap. https://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/sinuous-springs?gclid=Cj0KCQjwm9D0BRCMARIsAIfvfIbUTBMjTCHILdpyDCedpS34PxCEl8WLdc6VIv6Eskq_Yt1BTwTBs-caAiASEALw_wcB Just remember to buy 9 gauge at the length you need.
  10. whatsapp has a browser plug-in so will work on any PC that has a web-browser and it will do video calls but it is in beta I've got over 10 hours using it and only ever had one dropout. Or even better yet if you use gmail go here https://duo.google.com/
  11. Stopped using Skype years ago "was getting spammed" even have it on my TV pull up camera "top back of TV" Your a lot better off using whatsapp as a lot of people will already have it on phones and tablets you can use it on PC the is even a webpage but it's in beta https://www.whatsapp.com/download
  12. A1W if you read that link it say's "The market was closed and decontaminated on Jan. 1" if I'm reading that right they have known about this from the 1st of Jan.
  13. We wasted february imagine if we limited flights coming in and did a 14 day quarantine on ALL people coming in from all ports. And implemented social distancing BEFORE any UK cases then when we got the first case did a lighter version of the lockdown and only tighten the lockdown if the was a jump in UK cases. But the is greed and profit so it will always be a case of "closing the stable door after the horse has bolted"
  14. It's killed some of the older famous people Mark Blum (Crocodile’ Dundee) Maria Mercader (american news reporter of 30 years) but a LOT of the famous people that have died from this are non american \ non UK like Italian actress Lucia Bosè
  15. Jamer the worst of all is "pagpag" in the Philippines if you youtube this the top link is BBC news but this is caused by poverty So not the same as what's happening in china. In china it's about saving a few quid and making bigger profits it's all greed and selfishness over there what's going on all over the world at the moment was so preventable but greedy and selfish people got in the way of this. The lockdown at the moment imagine if this lockdown happend in february and was over before march we will be on top of this by now but if we did the greedy and selfi
  16. Ever wonder why most of the new viruses seem to come from China. You had SARS coronavirus outbreak of 2003 to the Novel Coronavirus of 2019 or covid 19 for short. Here are two videos to get you thinking why do we buy things from China when this is happing there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrv78nG9R04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_yRuOho-PY
  17. Jamer the is this guy who stayed in for over 2 weeks and still got it the only physical contact to the outside world was the letters thru the door and when cash changed hands for delivery of things (But yes we all need to stay in I have only been out one time from the 13th till now and that was to check on my mom) China are beating this now only if they did it one month sooner.
  18. Amazon are normally good at things sent back in the return window. It's more of a pain to try after the retune window but under warranty. be better if they just update the return button into a RMA req button. but saying that I have had a hand full of doa HDD over the years and all send back in the return window WD toshiba seagate HGTS and the old maxtors and the only time i had any trouble was trying to send back a HGTS.
  19. Kirk Douglas was one of the last Hollywood golden age actors died yesterday at home here is a news link https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kirk-douglas-dies-spartacus-670526
  20. It's been forever for me too but if WonderFox dose not do the job try DVDFab 11
  21. Yes and evey time the is a petition to scrap the television licence fee it gets vandalised so going down this route is no good What we need is a referendum on this "Keep television licence" or "Scrap television licence" of course not everybody is into democracy.
  22. A1W I lost my DAD in Jan 2017 and this plus other things made me turn to drink and for 6 to 8 months I hit the alcohol hard. What I'm trying to say is the grief of losing a loved one can cloud your mind and judgement and time is the best healer mate just think about this mate.
  23. If your going to do this (And I think you have made your mind up do hope you change it) I was going to suggest you do what you have put in your 2nd post plus if it were me I'd gut the bathroom and kitchen I'd do sinks the lot and dependending on the type of property your in even flooding it (If is will not affect your neighbors) the plan is to cost the Housing Assocation as much as possible try and get it to £6.5k plus what ever the security deposit was and remember to cancel any insurance you have on the property (As they will try to claim on it) And if you feel li
  24. Macs my email is a gmail on here but Jamer did have to do something for it to work.
  25. cobra

    Antivirus etc

    f-secure safe you can get the 1st year free it was £79.99 a year google f-secure safe free for 12 months
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