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  1. Game loaded, Joystick will be purchased tomorrow. I'll train a bit before.
  2. All info is useful if correct. It may be challenged, but it's all helpful. Thanks Athlon.
  3. LOL Pro, It is true that I deliberately ignored indirect taxes such as VAT, but as for taxes on income, hmmmm.... well I guess your happy. I cant argue too strongly since I dont pay UK tax. Also everyone knows the UK is one of the worlds greatest tax havens (not for americans who have to pay US tax wherever they live in the world, sadly not for brits either). I did like the subtle implication that all quality goods in the UK need to be imported lol. Apart from military hardware americans do like to buy imports also. We cant afford those quality goods in the UK and since VAT is on Luxury (government term) items we end up not paying as much tax. Now all of this is of no use to AZ sniper unless your attornies can tell him where he can get a good curry near Ipswich.
  4. forget what I said, It looks like your using IDE not SATA, so what I said wont work. I say upgrade your system.
  5. Finally I have a desk and office chair to sit at, Yipee
  6. Lest we lose track, do any of the UK guys live near Wattisham, apparently its just outside Ipswich in Anglia. I think your out of luck AZ. I know Ipswich has a pretty good train service into Liverpool Street Sation just east of the city of London (UK's wall street), If you have time you may actually be able to do a bit of sightseeing. I dont know that area at all, so I cant point you to any restaurants or stuff. Bring or buy an umbrella, as it always rains in the UK, which is why I don't live there. Now I am not a historian (although I have watched the Patriot), but I believe that one of the principal reasons for wanting to seperate from the empire was taxation (I am sure that there were lots of other reasons given but usually economic motivation is the strongest at any level). I find it amusing therefore that most Americans pay more tax than any Brit (in percentage terms). As for language, I do not understand why americans learn English at school but spell incorrectly, you should teach american in your schools, that way there would be no confusion. Well maybe not since the american language is fast becoming spanish, this isnt a problem for me I studied spanish for five years and can quickly catch up, una cerveza por favor. I could go on, but like the french say 'vive la difference'.
  7. you could go into your bios on boot up. Find the boot menu look for HDD boot order make the good system drive number 1 Currently you must have the bad system drive set as number 1. I hope you can do this on your PC, I know I can do it on mine. Cheers Phil
  8. These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts , and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place: Q: Are you sexually active? A: No, I just lie there. Q: What is your date of birth? A: July 15th. Q: What year? A: Every year. Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all? A: Yes. Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory? A: I forget. Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten? Q: How old is your son, the one living with you? A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which. Q: How long has he lived with you? A: Forty-five years. Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning? A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?" Q: And why did that upset you? A: My name is Susan. Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo or the occult? A: We both do. Q: Voodoo? A: We do. Q: You do? A: Yes, voodoo. Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning? A: Did you actually pass the bar exam? Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he? Q: Were you present when your picture was taken? Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th? A: Yes. Q: And what were you doing at that time? Q: She had three children, right? A: Yes. Q: How many were boys? A: None. Q: Were there any girls? Q: How was your first marriage terminated? A: By death. Q: And by whose death was it terminated? Q: Can you describe the individual? A: He was about medium height and had a beard. Q: Was this a male or a female? Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work. Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people? A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? A: Oral. Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m. Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time? A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy. Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? A: No. Q: Did you check for blood pressure? A: No. Q: Did you check for breathing? A: No. Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? A: No. Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor? A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practising law somewhere.
  9. Taken from the Guardian, an actual letter sent by the Inland Revenue: Dear Mr. Edwards, I am writing to you to express our thanks for your more than prompt reply to our latest communication, and also to answer some of the points you raise. I will address them, as ever, in order. Firstly, I must take issue with your description of our last as a "begging letter". It might perhaps more properly be referred to as a "tax demand". This is how we, at the Inland Revenue have always, for reasons of accuracy;traditionally referred to such documents. Secondly, your frustration at our adding to the "endless stream of crapulent whining and panhandling vomited daily through the letterbox on to the doormat" has been noted. However, whilst I have naturally not seen the other letters to which you refer I would cautiously suggest that their being from pauper councils, Lombardy pirate banking houses and pissant gas-mongerers" might indicate that your decision to "file them next to the toilet in case of emergencies" is at best a little ill-advised. In common with my own organisation, it is unlikely that the senders of these letters do see you as a "lackwit bumpkin" or, come to that, a "sodding charity". More likely they see you as a citizen of Great Britain, with a responsibility to contribute to the upkeep of the nation as a whole. Which brings me to my next point. Whilst there may be some spirit of truth in your assertion that the taxes you pay "go to shore up the canker-blighted toppling folly that is the Public Services", a moment's rudimentary calculation ought to disabuse you of the notion that the government in any way expects you to "stump up for the whole damned party" yourself. The estimates you provide for the Chancellor's disbursement of the funds levied by taxation, whilst colourful, are, in fairness, a little off the mark. Less than you seem to imagine is spent on "junkets for Bunterish lickspittles" and dancing whores" whilst far more than you have accounted for is allocated to, for example, "that box-ticking fa├žade of a university system." A couple of technical points arising from direct queries: 1. The reason we don't simply write "Muggins" on the envelope has to do with the vagaries of the postal system; 2. You can rest assured that "sucking the very marrows of those with nothing else to give" has never been considered as a practice because even if the Personal Allowance didn't render it irrelevant, the sheer medical logistics involved would make it financially unviable. I trust this has helped. In the meantime, whilst I would not in any way wish to influence your decision one way or the other, I ought to point out that even if you did choose to "give the whole foul jamboree up and go and live in India" you would still owe us the money. Please forward it by Friday. Yours Sincerely, H J Lee Customer Relations
  10. Free FTP http://filezilla-project.org/
  11. I am an amateur but would share these thoughts with you First always keep in mind that Kram built his own PC, LOL. I would go for a 8800GTX not GTS although Kram and Samurai both have the GTS. Get OCZ Reaper HPC instead of Corsair Dominator theyre less than half the price, use savings to get GTX graphic card. A friend of mine has the Q6600 and is very happy with it. Build the Mobo first outside the case. Install CPU, CPU cooler and RAM. Then fix the Mobo into the case. Make sure you have properly fitted the standoffs. Install the Power supply (best to do it after the mobo in a mid tower as the PSU restricts access to some of the screws). Fit the Hard Drives and Optical Drive. If you have big hard drives make sure that you have the SP2 version of XP, if you dont you need a floppy drive initially. Add the Graphics card attach the wires cables. read the user manual carefully and dont be intimidated by this step, there are a few little cables and finding their home on the Mobo was tricky on my first build. The last 3 Asus mobos I built came with an adaptor that you plug the fiddly little cables into (outside the case) and then you plug the adaptor into the mobo, this is very helpful. If you have SATA HDs plug the Drive with the xp into sata 1 (that board may have six SATA sockets). plug in the KB, mouse and monitor and turn it on, Install the mobo drivers first, then the nvidia driver (163.71 is the latest). The go into Control Panel, system, Hardware, device manager. Look down the list of components if there are no yellow exclamation marks all is well. Plug in you router/modem, wait for xp to recognise it then load the reams of windows security updates. When you build a pc its good to keep the old one intact to access the interent and research problems that can arise. Good luck.
  12. Sorry to hear about your problem, if you cant fix it and you need a new card what will your budget be?
  13. Bertie your such a showoff, lol. I see only green.
  14. this only goes to the phun.org home page
  15. Follwing viiipers advice I oc'd the processor to 3.33ghz the result in xp was......14003
  16. An interesting footnote 3dmark06 (Vista) 13009 3dmark06 (XP( 13708) go figure!
  17. I watched all the first series in about 3 days, sadly my test result says I'm a girl
  18. OK the graphics card was shot, it has been replaced. I installed it and a hard drive adapter for a cdrom bay. I then put a fourth 300gb hard drive (with XP pro on it). I can now run xp or vista (by enabling or disabling the appropriate drive. I ran 3dmark06 and got 13009, I am very happy. So endeth thsi tale.
  19. In the spirit of goodwill I would recomend that we focus on the positives and move beyond the emotions of recent days/weeks. I repeat, BDA is welcome to play on our server and chat on our TS, doing so is not disloyal, we all have friends on both sides and my friends are welcome no matter what tags they wear. I am sure, if we have TS troubles we will be made as welcome on your TS as we made you on ours. Once we get established, you will learn the benefits of having two different groups that have a kindred spirit, particularly when we start scrimming, dogfighting and racing with each other(Which I know will happen in the not to distant future). I am sure that all this breast beating and sabre rattling will calm down soon and the doors will be open on both side sides to all members, no matter what has been said in the heat of the moment and without all the facts to hand. With Scorp at the helm I know we wont have to wait long. Phil
  20. I am asking everyone again to show restraint, feelings have been hurt, just let things calm down and do not add fuel to the fire. Thankyou Phil
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