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Old 11th May 2012, 11:57
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Why can't I open envelopes without ripping them to shreds?
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Old 11th May 2012, 12:17
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good god theres some sick individuals about ^

then again the only time i eat "breakfast" is if someones offering to do a me a bacon sarnie
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Old 11th May 2012, 13:19
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Why is it that toast is a breakfast food, but a sandwich isn't? Who decided it is toast that you should have for breakfast? I personally think a jam sandwich for breakfast is much better than jam toast.
Cos you are wack.
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Old 11th May 2012, 21:11
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Why are bus shelters so called? Have you ever seen a bus sheltering in one?
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Old 11th May 2012, 22:01
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^^Good point!

Maybe it's to shelter from the bus?
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Old 11th May 2012, 22:04
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"people shelter for when the bus is sodding late as usual"

doesnt have the same ring to it
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Old 11th May 2012, 22:16
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"people shelter for when the bus is sodding late as usual"

doesnt have the same ring to it
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Old 11th May 2012, 23:25
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I wonder if the UK charity called 'Shelter' takes in buses?
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Old 11th May 2012, 23:59
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Can you get rid of the subtitles in a video file if the subtitle info is not seperate? i.e not in a seperate small file.
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Old 12th May 2012, 00:05
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Can you get rid of the subtitles in a video file if the subtitle info is not seperate? i.e not in a seperate small file.
not sure if I am understanding your question but if you mean can you get rid of hard encoded subtitles from an AVI file then you can't. But if you convert the file, you can crop it where you lose the subtitles, but you will lose some quality and some of the screen.

Oh, and you can blur subtitles but I dunno how you do that.
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Old 12th May 2012, 00:09
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Yeah its hard encoded i guess. Still watchable but the subtitles are quite large in this file so cant really crop it or anything.
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Old 12th May 2012, 00:12
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The best you can do is blur them.
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Old 12th May 2012, 15:24
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Does anyone have any interesting topics I can research in (too much) depth on Wikipedia? Although she seems like a funny, and generally nice woman, I feel searching Theresa May is going too far.
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Old 12th May 2012, 15:44
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Is it stupid to fork out for like 200 quid for a netbook/laptop mainly so i can watch videos in bed? Cba to watch them on my desktop plus my chair is so uncomfortable. I ly in bed and watch movies i transferred on my phone now.
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Old 12th May 2012, 15:49
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Like?
I shouldnt really be spending that sort of money as i need to pay for driving lessons and a load of other stuff but on the flipside my credit card limit has gone up a grand! so **** it.

can you give me the 200 btw?
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Old 12th May 2012, 15:52
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A cheap one that's why it sounds cheap to you lol. Nah i seen some bog standard ones in Argos, Ebuyer etc for like 220-240. Im not gonna do anything on it apart from play media and surf the net.
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Old 12th May 2012, 15:54
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Any of these any good?
http://www.very.co.uk/electricals/la...rail=4739-4873
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:05
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I looked on that site cos i already pay stuff on credit with them and pay like 10 pcm but all the budget netbooks seem to be of a similar quality. I guess one of the main things to consider is what warranty/gurantee you get with the product and how long it lasts for.
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:09
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The main stumbling block actually is that i haven't got wireless but use a dsl connection that connects with a external modem so i assume i can just connect the netbook to it via usb like i do with my desktop.
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:17
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What's the best way to make extremely important decisions about your future when it's too hard to decide?

Coin toss? Picking options out of a hat? Making someone decide for you?
None of them. I guess kinda weigh out the pros & cons with regards to each action you could take. Sometimes there isn't a definitive right answer/decision, just one that's better (although not perfect) than the alternatives.
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:22
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^^yea they all look like similar specs ,I reckon you should be ok to connect it up without wireless, that is unless the tech has already been phased out? that would be my concern as to whether its still supoorted in new laptops. I just had a look at slightly more expensive ones and saw this;

http://www.very.co.uk/compaq-cq57-43...rail=4739-4873

that is very tempting as its reduced by quite a lot, makes me wonder why though.
Yeah i will have to research into it all as i'm on XP now but seems most ship with Windows 7. Most of them seem to be ok having looked at some review sites like CNET, esp. the Acer & Samsung ones.


Not sure whats wrong with that Compaq laptop but this review may help. Probably not selling that well (its not the prettiest) so trying to get rid of the stock when the new models arrives cos like you said this sort of stuff changes so quickly and improves.

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...1058120/review
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:25
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"netbooks" are terrible

get a laptop at least

proper netbooks have weak components in, i swear i got pissed off waiting my old one to open Word ..i ended up selling it , the only good thing they had going for them was the battery

that compaq is cheap but them e350/e450's are pretty weak...but general browsing/media playback it would be fine...as an example i have a media pc with an e350 (Which is 1 down from that e450) it can play a 22gb 1080p Avatar using 15% of the cpu

oh they are probably gonna be shifting some old models off because intels just released new processors..laptops are getting them in june
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:27
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Tbh im more drawn to the shiny ones lol with the shiny finishes.
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:34
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try camping the dell outlet too

sometimes you can get full on gaming laptops that cost about a grand for 400ish if your prepared to take a scratch or a dent..(some are completely fine)

certain times of the year they seem to allow certain vouchers to stack aswell...
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:36
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Yeah i cant see much difference in spec but i guess all round it performs better.
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:41
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Inspiron 15R - N5110
Processor: Intel Core i5-2430M (2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.00 GHz)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (1 DIMMs)
640GB Hard Drive
8X DVD+/- RW Drive
Display: 15.6in High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife
Graphics: 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GT 525M
English Genuine Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium (64Bit OS)
Wireless: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 (1x2 b/g/n+ Bluetooth Combo Card)
LCD Back Cover : Diamond Black Switch Cover [Switchable Lid]
6 Cell Primary Battery, 48W

Price........ 320.45
Price Incl. VAT and excl. delivery... 384.54

kicks the shit out of them catalogue ones, just sayin

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Old 12th May 2012, 16:41
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Edit: Figured it out
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Old 12th May 2012, 16:43
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Jist had a look Toxic and there is some very good deals on there. Not many netbooks though
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Old 12th May 2012, 17:52
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coz netbooks are shit!

i said on the last page

they crawl to do basic tasks..even windows 7 upsets them, perhaps they are better now than when i had one a few years back

infact mine came with XP because it was too bloody weak for 7

seriously the only thing netbooks have going for them are the battery..ive got a 13.3" laptop now and im still not quite sure if i went too small
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Old 12th May 2012, 18:17
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I had A dell insperon mini with windows 7, was pretty cool.
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