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  1. Richard Cooper

    Why solid-state ICs?

    LOL yeah, I saw that over on AVS. I don't know wether to laugh or be interested!
  2. Richard Cooper

    Starbucks has taken over the UK!....... HELP!!!!

    I think that Starbucks and Costa should merge to be Costa-bucks :) (Blatantly stolen from wetherspoons' advert :D)
  3. Richard Cooper

    Geforce 4 cards-is it THAT much better

    I've got a Radeon 64DDR VIVO for my HCPC and a Radeon 8500 for my gaming PC> Both do tehir respective jobs exceptionally well. So the GF4 may give higher framreates, but 100fps isn't exactly sluggish, is it?
  4. Richard Cooper

    CD copy-protection question

    My computer *is* my CD player. It is also my DVD player. If they want to stop me playing CD's on my computer, then who am I to stop them from preventing me from buying their product? Plenty of other good albums I can buy instead (well, at the moment, maybe they'll put this pointless scheme on...
  5. Richard Cooper

    What decade is this?

    I was gonna say the naughties too, but was beaten to it. Oh well :D
  6. Richard Cooper

    EVIAN tastes better than all other bottled water!

    You can't beat Peckham spring!
  7. Richard Cooper

    Hey Left Side Drivers

    I usually head for the left side of the pavement when passing someone in the hope that they do the same, but 50% of teh time they go the right (this is assuming we're walking in opposite directions of course!). It's something I've deliberately done for years.
  8. Richard Cooper

    I like to drink beer and get rowdy.

    I've always found that the more I drink, the more of a pacifist I become. Well, until the point I pass out, at which I magically becoome a willing doormat :)
  9. Richard Cooper

    Does anyone here still use "vintage" computers?

    I've still got 3 BBC comps (two B's and a Master). I've evne got a 20mb hard drive :D All work, and I occasionally pull one out and fire it up. Amazing machines, and not a hint of microsoft in sight :) Ah, those were the days...
  10. Richard Cooper

    Unshielded speakers and hard drives

    I'd say it was a bad idea too. It won't neccessarily harm the drives at all, but it's not something I would want to risk.
  11. Richard Cooper

    Any lawyers on the forum? I need some advice.

    I'm going to be openly hypocritical here - but I shall explain. Ok, you can claim a financial recompense for your discomort and out of pocket expenses. That is fair enough. However, remember that insurance companies are in businees to make money. When they are claimed against, they lose some...
  12. Richard Cooper

    What's my cat doing?

    Our old cats all used to do exactly the same, Mitty. What a mess! We don't have any cat's at the moment, but one of teh last ones, Smiff, had a strange habit when it came to trees. Now I know cats are good at getting stuck up trees, but this little blighter couldn't quite grasp teh method of...
  13. Richard Cooper

    The Queen Mother has died

    Definitely Britain's favourite Royal. I guess it's been on the cards for a while as she was ill for a long time. The Queen's Jubilee year has had very little to celebrate so far. Rather sad, really.
  14. Richard Cooper

    Does anyone else have MINI COOPER fever???

    Mini Cooper: I think they're hideous. 'nuff said.
  15. Richard Cooper

    See how smart you *really* are...

    121, but I've got a stinking headache :frowning: Mind you, I've always scored in the low 120's, so nothing's changed :) I get easily distracted though, so a couple of quextions I guessed!
  16. Richard Cooper

    Upgrade to IE6?

    I took the plunge on my ME machine, and I upgraded fine. No problems at all. My Dad upgraded on his ME machine, and has been having a TOTAL mare! I'm sadistically amused by his machines insistance to create some 32,000 .inf files in the process of 'upgrading' before crashing out.Tee hee. I'm...
  17. Richard Cooper

    Your computers hidden settings (Joke)!

    Ah, not seen tha one before :) My favourite of that kind of thing has always been the unknown line you can add to win.ini: bugs = off Works wonders, i assure you :D
  18. Richard Cooper

    An excellent test for you beer lovers.

    6, but I don't drink any of them regularly. Actually the only one I do drink if any is becks, as an 'emergency backup' for when decent beer isn't available. havn't heard of half of em anyway!
  19. Richard Cooper

    The cable modem installers, thought (knew) I was a freak!!

    When we had our cable installed, it took one guy 10 mins to run the coax in, one guy 10 mins to get it set up (I already had the NIC in and setup). And 2 hours for them to dribble over my speakers :D This was my c.1960 Wharfedales, they didn't even see my Ruarks! They had no problems finding my...
  20. Richard Cooper

    QUEEN: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA a DVD-Audio review by David Tolsky

    Oooooh! I WANT this disc!!!!!! I sure hope they do teh decent thing and make it available in the UK (they ruddy well better do, Queen are (were?) a UK group! I've deliberately not bought the normal CD of this album so I can get it in this format. I can't wait!!!
  21. Richard Cooper

    Has there ever been a UK HTF meet? And if not, will there ever be one!

    There was talk about organising a trip to opening night of LOTR. I couldn't make that day in the end, and I don't know if it happened or not. I'd be up for something if it was in the London travelcard area too.
  22. Richard Cooper

    What did you do on your newyears?

    lol! I worked at my cousin's pub, and was driving so I'm as sober as a judge :) It's almost 1pm now tho, I got a whopping 4 hours sleep cos I left the pub at 5am and they were still going!