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  1. After all, there's only one more sleep to...

    After all, there's only one more sleep to Christmas the holidays!

    Muppets Christmas Carol is the Christmas movie of my childhood and the film I need to get me in the spirit.

    And it is indeed...
  2. [News] A lot of the Pirate Bay sites that claim to be up...

    A lot of the Pirate Bay sites that claim to be up - .cr was one - were only proxies and aren't actually up.

    It was a well known site, but it had done its time and proved its point, and, well......
  3. "I don't want to spend more than a thousand...

    "I don't want to spend more than a thousand pounds, but I want it to last." Last? For £1000, it'll wash your car and mow your lawn for you.

    Best options with a bit more headroom in the cost, then....
  4. I really don't know. That Event Log isn't much...

    I really don't know. That Event Log isn't much use really, is it? Doesn't actually say anything new.

    The only trouble I've ever had with DirSync was when the password had expired on the account I...
  5. I have had an instructables page open for a...

    I have had an instructables page open for a fortnight on a tab waiting for a chance to do this and post it to much fanfare in the "cool things" thread.

    Not much point now, is there? :p

    (as if...
  6. What's in the event log? DirSync seems to use the...

    What's in the event log? DirSync seems to use the Application log.

    The FIM Sync tool may also give some clues - it'll have installed to "C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory...
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    Sticky: We usually have it the other way round, when...

    We usually have it the other way round, when someone says "why is this person still on the email system? They left two years ago! Can they still read all the email?" and I have to explain, again,...
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    UHD 4K TV with cristal picture quality Can't...

    UHD 4K TV with cristal picture quality

    Can't get clearer than cristal!

    :doh:

    IME it's never worth buying a budget brand TV because the interface is usually horrible; stick to established...
  9. Updated my guide on how to install the free...

    Updated my guide on how to install the free copies of Office, figured you lot may as well have it to edit/use/send out as well:

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  10. Only number 3 (With A Vengeance) is on there,...

    Only number 3 (With A Vengeance) is on there, which was the start of the diminishing returns.

    It'll be on telly at some point soon, I'm sure.
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    Right now I'd just say have a browse through the...

    Right now I'd just say have a browse through the Humble Bundle Sale https://www.humblebundle.com/store/ and see what's dirt cheap - as good as, if not better than the Steam sale (which isn't on yet...
  12. Please can someone pass the message on to StevieM...

    Please can someone pass the message on to StevieM that I'm not talking to him again until he has at least Die Hard 1 & 2 watched, as the most exquisite and refined examples of the action movie genre....
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    Wasn't the only suspect update this month: KB...

    Wasn't the only suspect update this month: KB 2553154, 2726958 clobber Excel ActiveX; KB 3011970 Silverlight, KB 3004394 Root Cert pulled | InfoWorld

    KB3011970 (Silverlight patch) has also been...
  14. Good to see you acknowledge what is surely the...

    Good to see you acknowledge what is surely the greatest Christmas film of them all. As I saw posted somewhere recently, there are two kinds of people: those who recognise Die Hard as a Christmas...
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    Ooh good shout - definitely the best carol.

    Ooh good shout - definitely the best carol.
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    Last Christmas by Wham Happy Xmas (War Is Over)...

    Last Christmas by Wham
    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon etc.
    Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie

    But really, it's not about any one song... it's about the incessant, inescapable barrage of...
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    Oh yeah, standards matter, no-one can dispute...

    Oh yeah, standards matter, no-one can dispute that, although there's no benefit to having a cable of a higher standard than your equipment can support of course. And it can be worth spending a few...
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    Oh. Wow. Not sure if that's better or worse...

    Oh. Wow.

    Not sure if that's better or worse than the £90 gold plated HDMI cable from the same brand, wherein the gold plating isn't the part making the connection (and there's literally zero...
  19. Thread: F1 Chat

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    Jenson Button is racing at MacLaren next year....

    Jenson Button is racing at MacLaren next year. Thank heavens for that, would have been a travesty otherwise.

    McLaren announcement - Live! | Sky Sports
  20. Das video ist private! Nicht so private jetzt. ...

    Das video ist private! Nicht so private jetzt.

    Do you have to be careful not to feed Will after midnight?
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    Oooh I get you - that's what we do already. £30...

    Oooh I get you - that's what we do already. £30 something for Server Std, £182 for Datacentre, etc. etc.

    I need more tea this morning, clearly. :doh:
  22. I had no idea the sprites were based on actual...

    I had no idea the sprites were based on actual clay models. Brilliant.

    Bet they'd be worth a pretty penny now...

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    Which pack? As best I can tell (and MS licensing...

    Which pack? As best I can tell (and MS licensing is as clear as mud to me) the Enterprise CAL Suite includes some more server CALs (Sharepoint, AD RMS, more System Center stuff) but no server OS...
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    And I offered my opinion of Hyper-V, and you...

    And I offered my opinion of Hyper-V, and you offered yours of VMWare, and that would all have been fine because we were both in positions to offer those opinions. Except you then made a statement...
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    MS products aren't always perfect, no. But I...

    MS products aren't always perfect, no. But I can't think of a single Hyper-V bug I've suffered in production. *nix is hardly perfect either, is it? Doesn't mean I should disregard all of VMWare just...
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