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by jigr69
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Editorial: In 2006 The PC Industry Shrunk and Prices Went Up
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Unfortunately for us Brits, there is a conversion ratio of $1 to £1 when it comes to computer components. In a little experiment, I went onto Dell UK and Dell US websites and built identical XPS desktop systems. When certain components where standard on the US site, I had to upgrade to the same spe...
by jigr69
Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: News From Around The Web
Topic: Google Offline!
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Google Offline!

Unfrotunately I can only comment for users in the UK, but we have been unable to get either of the Google home pages for some time now. Does anybody know whats going on?
by jigr69
Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Robin Williams for Pres
Replies: 67
Views: 9060

I somehow doubt that the UK will be changing the benefit / immigrant systems after the attacks on the 7/7, I would like to see a points system as required in many countries (Canada, Australia and New Zealand) for immigrants from any country. But we have our hands tied by the European Union and the E...
by jigr69
Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Robin Williams for Pres
Replies: 67
Views: 9060

Its no different her in the UK as to languages, many of the people here claiming benefits from abroad speak no english! In schools depending on where you live can depend on how your child learns. One example: in London a man withdrew his children from school as they were speaking better Hindu than E...
by jigr69
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: News From Around The Web
Topic: got gas?
Replies: 35
Views: 5417

You can at least begin to understand why diesel cars in the UK are so popular, mine is only a 2.5liter (which is considered a big engine in the UK) turbocharged diesel, and returns 39mpg. Even with that sort of fuel economy, I'm still paying more than £60.00 a week! I travel over 400 miles to and fr...
by jigr69
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: News From Around The Web
Topic: got gas?
Replies: 35
Views: 5417

If paying $3.00 a gallon for petrol in America seems expensive, please don't come to England and fill up a car! As you'll simply collapse and die of a heart attack because of the price of a gallon in the UK. Converting dollars to pounds, $3.00 = £1.65. But the US gallon is different in volume to a U...
by jigr69
Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Congratulations to the Shuttle crew!
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Congratulations to the Shuttle crew!

Just watched the shuttle make a perfect landing in near darkness at the Kennedy air force base http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4134986.stm . I know its bad enough getting something that glides very well to make a perfect landing, as for that beauty travelling at 200MPH, takes skill. Americans sh...
by jigr69
Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: debra lafave: a teacher who had sex with her student.
Replies: 48
Views: 9957

The biggest arguement here, is when a child a child? Do we use age as a rule (we do for most things) or the maturity of the child? (I must add that I am talking about teenagers, not children of 7 years or even 10 years old - although kids are having sex at that tender age - hope mines not one of the...
by jigr69
Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: debra lafave: a teacher who had sex with her student.
Replies: 48
Views: 9957

Here in the UK, this case is rarely heard of, but I know the sort of thing you guys are on about. Over here we have something called "The Sex Offenders Register", which means anyone commiting a sexual offence is placed on the register. Once on the register, you have to say hello to the Police every ...
by jigr69
Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Post your ride
Replies: 75
Views: 11501

I was going to post a picture of my ride, except the missus wouldn't pose for me...... :rolleyes:
by jigr69
Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Where babies come from (NSFW)
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Just clicked on that link, man, thats funny......

I'll keep that link when I notice my ten year old son becoming more and more interested in the opposite sex (as opposed to simply playing football with them)....
by jigr69
Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: August Contest: 1GB Kit of OCZ PC-3200 Gold VX memory
Replies: 110
Views: 46477

Count me in..... If you have no pets, or even neighbours with pets, how about kids dressed up as pets dressed up with OCZ memory? Does that count.
by jigr69
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Why do hard drive manufacturers use half the hard drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 7210

This could be an exercise similar to a very early computer manufacturer called Sinclair back in the 80's. They produced computers called ZX Spectrums (I don't know if they were available in the USA), which basically had faulty memory chips installed. The memory chips consisted of a lower and upper h...
by jigr69
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: PS3 to sell for $399, but cost $494 to make
Replies: 9
Views: 2315

When the original XBox came out, it was on the shelves for considerably less than it cost to make. I would be very surprised if the XBox 360 costs less to make than the price tag it will have when it finally reaches the shelves. Manufacturers make most of their revenue on licenses for the games bein...
by jigr69
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: News From Around The Web
Topic: File-sharers suffer major defeat!
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

File-sharers suffer major defeat!

The US Supreme Court has ruled that file-sharing companies are to blame for what users do with their software. The surprise ruling could start a legal assault on the creators of file-sharing networks such as Grokster and Morpheus. The case was brought by 28 movie and music makers who claimed that r...
by jigr69
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: June Contest: OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Gold
Replies: 69
Views: 38218

I could well do with that, since the last contest I won 1GB memory but UPS failed to deliver it to me... :x

If I win this time, please don't use the same courier again to post to the UK, I think carrier pigeon would be more suitable... :)
by jigr69
Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: Broke 100,000 point
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

I've posted this link previously in these forums, but here goes anyway. http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_overtake.php?s=&u=114544 Looks like I'll claim 5th spot, but not for long as novicegamer is mounting a serious challenge to the top ten of the legitreviews folding chart. Only Gnome an...
by jigr69
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Legit Folding
Topic: Broke 100,000 point
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

And there's me thinking that breaking 50,000 points was good! :lol:
by jigr69
Tue May 31, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel quietly adds DRM to new chips
Replies: 1
Views: 2093

The application of DRM embedded in the processors and motherboards, has been on the cards for a long time. I remember reading an article going back 3 years now, stating the precise scenerio. As far as I'm concerned, providing AMD do not transverse down this road, they will only benefit from such a m...
by jigr69
Sun May 22, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Final 'Star Wars' film leaked to the InternetAt least two c
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Let me guess capper, you had to watch all three to ensure that Star Wars never made a single appearance. :lol: