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computers

  1. Research on our everyday use of electronic devices

    Thanks to those who took part in an earlier version of some university research I am involved in that is looking at how we conduct our everyday relationships through smartphones, computers, tablets and other electronic devices. I have now moved on to a second phase of questions and I hope you...
  2. Mad Cyril

    Favourite shop to visit.

    In the 80s it used to be Dixons and Computerama were I got to play on computers but these days it has to be Decathlon in Lakeside. I popped in with the kids yesterday to pick up a few presents for my nephews and managed to fit in a bit of boxing, scooting, football, darts, archery, hula...
  3. londonblue

    Fifa

    So, so far the two countries that won the 2018 and 2022 bids have been cleared. The only countries that have been criticised are ones that didn't win. BBC Does that seem suspicious to anyone else? (Ignoring the fact that Russia didn't supply any email accounts because the computers had been...
  4. Massimo Giovanni

    Guv thinking left hand/right hand?

    Teachers are morale low; they get told to teach basic 3 Rs & then have to spend 40% + of their time doing ofsted stuff instead of teaching. NHS told to treat patients properly and be ward hygienic/basics & then spend fortunes on new computers and "managers" that don't do any of the basic stuff...
  5. BaileytheQuitter

    For those that know about laptops/computers

    I'm currently trying to get a new laptop as I've just moved to South Korea. I have been quoted a price of around £475 for a laptop of the following spec: Model: MSI i5 processor 3210M 2.5GHZ 15.6 LED 1366x768 4GB RAM 500GB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium Does this sound like a decent spec for a...
  6. Cricko

    The Kill Shot

    Ok Zoner's a question for you all...In my early days of paperwork (at the office, at home or wherever) when we did not have computers and the technology of today, unless a fire caught us out we felt quite safe in the knowledge we had the papers to cover things. What do you think would happen...
  7. Dont want to sound all self centred but....

    obvioulsy at my age, computers are all new to me, and when Myself and Marge got our first PC this was the first place I wanted to come, so how am I doing people ?? how am I getting on??
  8. Tommy2holes

    laptop repair

    My usb ports have been damaged. Took it to a repair place in rayleigh today and they said that they couldnt repair the ports and it needed a new mother board. Said it would cost over £200 Anybody know anything about computers . Does this sound right as i would have thought it would be a really...
  9. Happy 30th Birthday

    Anyone have one? It certainly kicked started my love of programming, computers and general nerdyness. Ah the memories of wobbly RAM packs, Mazogs......
  10. pickledseal

    NAS Server / Wireless External Harddrive

    Another request, apologies, but unfortunately I always get a good response! Been looking into finding a way of setting up a media server with music/videos on to be shared around the house without my old PC having to be on all the time - and freeing up all the HDD space on my laptop. There...
  11. some more life in the 70's rubbish...

    SCHOOL -- 1970 vs. 2010 Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school. 1970 - Crowd gathers. Johnny wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best mates for life. 2010 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Mark...
  12. Car trouble...

    We have a 52 Renault Clio. Really reliable motor, until recently. Been finding that occasionally (maybe once a fortnight) it won't start. It'll crank but it never catches. However every time after about 5 mins of trying it'll finally start. I'm fairly relaxed about it, but Mrs Pubey isn't. It's...
  13. CC51DAS

    Winding up hearing

    Here we go : Let's hope Ronnie Martini 's got the dosh Companies Court Winding Up List Wednesday 14th April 2010 It is emphasised that the following list is provisional and subject to change until 4.30pm. Any alterations after this time will be telephoned or emailed direct to the...
  14. Dropbox

    for those of you who have a number of computers (work, laptop, desktop) this does away with needing USB sticks, and for free, puts a 2GB folder on any computer you want and allows you to access and share files. It's revolutionised our department at work, and you can even make the folders...
  15. Bielzibubz

    If you were born in the 50's, 60's or 70's

    Doesn't this just some up what it was like growing up and exactly what the kids of today are missing out on? First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads...
  16. Ethernet network/wi-fi help

    Hi y'all, I'm moving into a new flat and as is the vogue with big developments broadband is provided centrally (saves you having to faff around with a BT line and long contracts). The broadband is provided through an ethernet network and a sole CAT5 socket in the flat. However for me just...
  17. Personal Statement

    I am looking to do a course in Computer Games Programming and need some help with my personal statement. Here it is at the moment : Thanks in advance :)
  18. Dave of the Match

    USB Found New Hardware Wizard

    Hey people of ShrimperZone who are nerdier than I am with computers, Trying to install a webcam for the other computer downstairs for my sister, and everytime I plug it in it goes to the Found New Hardware Wizard. After clicking on "install the software automatically" it fails, and shows the...
  19. OldBlueLady

    There's a joker about on 606!

    SOUTHEND EARTHQUAKE APPEAL League One Colchester United by qbmonarchsfc (U13916250) 20 July 2009 A major earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Southend in the early hours of this morning. It's epicentre was in the Roots Hall area of the town. Victims were seen wandering around...
  20. Old Computer

    I think that my really old Dell Dimension finally packed up a couple of days ago. I turned it on and the hard drive is making a funny clicking sound. Is there anything I can do to rescue it?? Also, how do you dispose of computers now?? Thanks in advance!
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