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  1. Not flint or obsidian, it's slag or more...

    Not flint or obsidian, it's slag or more specifically slag glass. It's a by-product of steel making which makes sense as the house I live in was built right on top of where a seventeenth century...
  2. Well, okay. But I'm not on Reddit which is why I...

    Well, okay. But I'm not on Reddit which is why I posted here...in the Other Stuff forum...you know, for other stuff not to do with gaming.
  3. What is this rock I found in my back garden?

    Found this in my back garden in North West Leicestershire. I think it might be obsidian, looking at images of rocks online. I'm pretty close to Bradgate Park which has some of the oldest precambrian...
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    Well, I'll keep it anyway - I've had it a long...

    Well, I'll keep it anyway - I've had it a long time. It's worth, or lack thereof, is irrelevant really.
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    Anyone here into old coins?

    I've had this old coin in my possession since I was a child. My mum and dad had an old cabinet that once belonged to my grandmother and when mum and dad re-decorated their bedroom they got rid of the...
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    The Java stuff is all set to Ask to Activate so...

    The Java stuff is all set to Ask to Activate so no reason for it to block them. Maybe it's my BitDefender that's actually blocking them. Don't know how to unblock that either.
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    How do I undo a blocked website?

    I use Keepvid for movie trailers on Youtube and compile them on a USB stick that I then show the family once in a while on the big telly - kind of like our own cinema trailers (sad I know but the...
  8. Well I gave him the option of nuking it. I said...

    Well I gave him the option of nuking it. I said it would probably be the best idea but he was reluctant to have it done so I returned it. Norton is on it now and a full can found nothing apparently...
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    Why can't I edit my post? Anyway, I think my...

    Why can't I edit my post?

    Anyway, I think my X-Fi is dying. I forgot to mention that I had to uninstall and re-install the Daniel K Creative drivers: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 2.5, after I lost...
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    Help! My audio is feedbacking

    I don't know what the hell is going on here but all of a sudden every sound my PC makes, such as the start up sounds gets stuck in an endless loop of feedback. The only way to stop it is to change...
  11. Well I can offer to do a total reformat if he...

    Well I can offer to do a total reformat if he wants (and if has the restore disc/OS - which he may not have, I don't know), but I'll have to have it for a few days so that's up to him. In the...
  12. Yes, nuking it would be the better choice given...

    Yes, nuking it would be the better choice given time however I have take it back tomorrow and I don't have enough time to do that this evening so a virus scan will have to do - I just need a free one...
  13. Cleaning a laptop after a scammers access

    A work colleague has asked me to take a look at this mothers laptop after she was hoodwinked by some men pretending to be from Curries (she is elderly so you can't blame her). They telephoned her and...
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    So I guess I'll have to make do with running all...

    So I guess I'll have to make do with running all the time in my games.

    I don't suppose there are gaming keypads who's WASD keys have gradual analog force are there? Or keyboards with just the WASD...
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    So if set-up with keystrokes, i.e as the W, A, S...

    So if set-up with keystrokes, i.e as the W, A, S and D keys then slow movement speed won't be possible?
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    Looking at gaming keypads

    If there's one thing that can annoys me the most about PC gaming is the lack of walk modifiers for M&K when using a controller gives you all the slow or fast movement you could ever want. Really it's...
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    Alien: Isolation

    No thread for this yet so I thought I'd start one and with a question.

    My internet speed sucks-ass most of the time so I'm going to pre-order the Nostromo edition on Amazon but I can't find...
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    You can pretty much discount #1. The PSU is a...

    You can pretty much discount #1. The PSU is a 1200w Cooler Master Gold Pro, so more than enough juice for my two overclocked 780's. And we can also discount a fault because the problem has gone away;...
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    Correct! Although I know Tenka as "Lifeforce...

    Correct! Although I know Tenka as "Lifeforce Tenka", at least that's what it says on the demo disc. I think I might have made those too easy in the end with the clues.

    So who's next? Kelron was...
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    I know sarcasm when I see it. Have a look and...

    I know sarcasm when I see it.

    Have a look and tell me what the problem is here. Bear in mind that Varese Sarabande said I can use the music. That leaves just the intro with no original sound...
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    Okay last clues. #1 was made by Psygnosis...

    Okay last clues.

    #1 was made by Psygnosis after they were acquired by Sony. It's a futuristic first person shooter involving robots and genetic engineered life forms. The title is two words but...
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    Sticky: I've been playing SiN. It has been many, many...

    I've been playing SiN.

    It has been many, many years since I last played this 16 year old game. I'd forgotten, A: how brilliant it is and B: how god damn hard it is. For those not alive back in...
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    Well, for fucks sake I don't see what the problem...

    Well, for fucks sake I don't see what the problem is. If CBS want to be the bad guys in this well then I'm going to treat them as such. Varese Sarabande records where kind enough to let me use the...
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    That is pretty strange. After taking...

    That is pretty strange.

    After taking everything out and putting everything back in it seems fine now. I didn't do the cooler block in the end because I couldn't find my cleaning and prep solution...
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    I sent them another email, quoting the US fair...

    I sent them another email, quoting the US fair usage law and got this reply:

    While we certainly appreciate your interest, “Star Trek: Voyager” is the property of CBS Television Studios and we...
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