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  • MightyMetalMonkey 4 May 2012 00:35:25 600 posts
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    Next time put down a sheet before playing kinky hot wax games.

    And at least you didn't put the candle out by pouring water on it...
  • PhoenixFlames 9 May 2012 21:47:17 9,229 posts
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    Is it possible to buy and activate Microsoft Office (student editions) without being a student? I'm not paying a fortune for it.

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  • DFawkes 10 May 2012 10:33:30 24,048 posts
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    Microsoft Office FAQ

    Specifically:

    Q7. Do I need to have a student in my household in order to qualify to purchase and use Office Home and Student 2010?

    A. No.

    So you should be okay :) Though I'd just use OpenOffice, but that's opinion rather than an answer to what you asked.

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  • PhoenixFlames 10 May 2012 16:37:57 9,229 posts
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    Just spotted your reply. Thanks. Open Office...I'd forgotten about that.

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  • figgis 10 May 2012 17:45:26 7,382 posts
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    Libre office is better and still supported (Google office is even simpler).
  • PhoenixFlames 10 May 2012 21:22:25 9,229 posts
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    Can I just swap a HDD in a laptop for an SSD?

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  • mal 10 May 2012 21:59:46 22,830 posts
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    Yes (assuming that by 'just swap' you mean do the same as you'd do if you were changing hard discs).

    Re libreoffice and openoffice, I heard that Oracle relented and lots of the people that had gone off and forked libreoffice went back to openoffice. Does anyone know what the current status is between the two different packages?

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  • PhoenixFlames 10 May 2012 22:14:57 9,229 posts
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    Thanks mal. When I say swap, I mean will it fit in the HDD slot/connection. I appreciate I'll have to reinstall the OS etc.

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  • GuiltySpark 10 May 2012 23:04:00 6,466 posts
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    What is the shot in films called when an object is on screen, and then the camera cuts to another object.

    Specifically the helicopter blades in the opening to Apocalypse Now fading into the fan.

    Get bent.

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    Match cut?
  • GuiltySpark 10 May 2012 23:30:53 6,466 posts
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    That's the one! I had completely forgotten, cheers. These things don't tend to stick in my head for very long.

    Get bent.

  • neilka 10 May 2012 23:32:54 16,527 posts
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    Philip

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • boo 20 Aug 2012 10:10:01 11,936 posts
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    Dance music afficionados - a question.

    Currently listening to Titanium by David Guetta, and it's a good example of something I've noticed with this modern dance music thang.

    It appears that when the track's in full swing, the volume dips slightly as the bass drum plays, so you get this 'pulsing' feel to it.

    Is that actually happening? I.e. have they sat there in the studio adjusting the volume for every beat to make the bass drum stand out, or is it just my ears playing tricks on me, and the drum just stands out above everything else?

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  • LeoliansBro 20 Aug 2012 10:18:07 44,956 posts
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    Doesn't modern music software mute volume peaks slightly to avoid crackle from the speakers?

    (I fully apologise for how unparseable that sentence is)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nick303 20 Aug 2012 11:54:54 1,525 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Dance music afficionados - a question.

    Currently listening to Titanium by David Guetta, and it's a good example of something I've noticed with this modern dance music thang.

    It appears that when the track's in full swing, the volume dips slightly as the bass drum plays, so you get this 'pulsing' feel to it.

    Is that actually happening? I.e. have they sat there in the studio adjusting the volume for every beat to make the bass drum stand out, or is it just my ears playing tricks on me, and the drum just stands out above everything else?
    They haven't manually adjusted the volume around every kick but have used compression to give the kick more room to breathe. Every time the kick hits, the compressor dips other sounds which gives that pumping sound. In my music (hard dance), I just eq the frequencies out and try to use as little compression as possible.
  • MetalDog 7 Sep 2012 10:35:24 23,920 posts
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    What's the name of that flick with warring cats and rabbits and stuff? Cat one or something, but I can't remember enough to find it.

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    Furry Vengeance?
    Cats and Dogs?
  • LockeTribal 7 Sep 2012 10:42:34 4,539 posts
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    Cat Shit One
  • MetalDog 7 Sep 2012 10:42:56 23,920 posts
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    Aha! Thank you =)

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  • lordofdeadside 7 Sep 2012 13:30:04 1,162 posts
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    Moral Quandary Of The Day™

    Ordered a TV from Amazon last week with guaranteed Saturday delivery. It didn't show and Amazon didn't know which courier it has been given to. They said wait till thursday and then we'll refund you if it's not arrived. Got my refund yesterday.

    Get a call today "It's CityLink, we've got a TV for you".

    So, do tell Amazon? I'm thinking I should as it's technically stealing right?
  • sport 7 Sep 2012 13:38:47 12,810 posts
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    It's Amazon's fault for using CityLink. You won. You fucked the man. You keep all the prizes!
  • DFawkes 7 Sep 2012 13:39:58 24,048 posts
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    Once they've delivered it, surely they'll report it back to Amazon anyway? Not sure what Amazon would do then.

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  • lordofdeadside 7 Sep 2012 13:52:14 1,162 posts
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    Could I not get sued or anything? I feel guilty already!
  • Afiddes 7 Sep 2012 13:54:18 1,164 posts
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    They will prob just take the money back off you at a really inopportune moment. My morals would force me to say something but it is sorta stealing

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  • sport 7 Sep 2012 14:00:03 12,810 posts
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    Just remember - honesty killed the cat!
  • L_Franko Moderator 7 Sep 2012 14:01:02 9,697 posts
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    I'd pay the money back if it was me, you wont be losing out on anything.
  • sport 7 Sep 2012 14:06:26 12,810 posts
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    L_Franko wrote:
    I'd pay the money back if it was me, you wont be losing out on anything.
    But he'd be losing the money AND the TV. Seize the Day! Carpe Liam!!
  • LeoliansBro 7 Sep 2012 14:06:58 44,956 posts
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    He'll be losing out on the money.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • L_Franko Moderator 7 Sep 2012 14:09:44 9,697 posts
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    Would he not be claiming the tv if he pays the money back?
  • kinky_mong 7 Sep 2012 14:24:05 10,866 posts
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    Phone Amazon, tell them you're paying the cost of the TV but not for the Next Day delivery, if they get shirty tell them you won't pay anything. Done.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

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