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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

    14.8%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    14.8%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    44.4%
  4. No it's crap!

    25.9%
  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    well he did break a few rules in the process. I guess enough times to earn 3 strikes against his name.

    I just hope he comes back.
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    I didn't see anything out of line in that thread. Mods must have removed his posts. Hopefully Tatty might be able to see if it's perma.
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    they pinned him for name calling/insulting other members. petty stuff really, nothing above the level that you see in kindergarten.

    all he did was call so and so, stupid/dumb and possibly an idiot a few times and that was pretty much it. not what i would call name calling but it still fits in under insulting other members rule. I was there when it all happened.
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Pfft!

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    He got asked to stop, then was formally warned, then got an infraction, as he already had some stuff outstanding it was added to that, once you get to a certain number it's a ban, in this case it's only for a couple of days I think and then one of his previous expire so he should be back by the end of the weekend latest.

    Thing is these things can start petty, people can be asked nicely to stop, they ignore, they then get "formally" asked to stop, then it just escalates leaving Mods no choice.
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    amazing how people can get wound up so heavily over the interweb
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    As well as it being the internet, you're still having a conversation (and/or debate) with a living person. Just as people can be utter dicks in real life, the same is applied to online (or on the phone etc).

    Some members & mods can be incredibly arrogant (without expanding on other characteristics) and think everything they say is gospel. That alone is enough to irritate the fuck out of some. Especially if it happens consistently.
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    extremely sad...
    where do you see your infractions?
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    In your User CP.
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    I've had a few yellow cards but have never been sent off. Hmm what to do with the whole of Good Friday ahead of me :)
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    Drink beer, get laid!
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    Currently playing Solitaire :rockout: Rock & Roll Baby :rockout:
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    Tatty, i need points from you, you old fart.

    Your daughters are hot and imma meet them soon.

    Points... please :)

    .... :p

    Edit, i feel all my points should be for sexual related incidents. Nothing to do with the actual forums.
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    More pictures of erocker posing homosexually?
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    The oldest one gets married next week, the youngest has taste so that rulz you out I'm afraid :laugh:
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    Does anyone have a Steam gift of Dead Island that I could buy?
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    Before I make a new thread for this problem, can any of you help?

    I've just received my nephews laptop yet again (Acer Aspire 5552 - InsydeH20 Bios) and it has issues... 1 short beep, running continuously during boot, the system looks to me as it lags during this time then "speeds" up shortly afterwards to catchup with it's self.

    Here's an example of the beep/s


    EDIT: I went ahead to reinstall Windows and well let's say it's not good news, I got as far as wiping the drives and installed a little but now it just keep's restarting an won't let me carry on with the install :O
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    dunno if you made a previous thread about your nephews laptop. so im gonna ask a few questions...

    have you tried testing the ram a module at a time?

    taking the hard drive out and hooking up to a PC?

    attempted to boot the laptop with either no ram, HDD or both at the same time??
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    I made a threat some months ago about his laptop, but this is a different one now :)

    Ran MemTest on the RAM an let it run through a few passes, which it did without issue's.

    I think the laptop may be overheating aswel as the other issue's because as mentioned it wouldn't let me install Windows due to restarting itself but when I went back for another attempt it worked as should.


    Not really done much to test the hardware that I can, yet. I thought I'd come straight here and run things through some of you guy's before I take the thing apart and possibly cause more problems.
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    id jump straight to taking it apart. If you think its overheating then open it up and reapply some new TIM.

    give it a good cleaning out with some compressed air - check the cooling fan still works and doesnt make any grinding noises,

    make sure the heatsink makes contact with the CPU or GPU its supposed to be cooling. there are a few manufacturers out there that use extremely thick thermal pads to cool GPUs that are totally trash. they tend to leave something like a 1-2mm gap so a copper shim is required.

    take it all apart, put it all back together again, and if it doesnt work then it could be a critical hardware failure and can possibly be fixed by stripping the laptop down to the mobo and baking it to reflow the solder.

    You wont know until you are confident that youve tried everything you know to fix it.
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    Just of to bed now I'll post updates tomorrow.

    Thanks :toast:
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    Nah, that'd mean more points from him. I want a variety of points :)

    You've never met me, lol. I'd make a superb son-in-law :)
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    Okay so I've come to realise that I'm actually a bit concious about opening the laptop up, first of all the last time I had a laptop from my nephew I opened it up as screen needed replacing and I broke'd it all-together :eek: Also there is a great big dip in the centre of the keyboard area of the current laptop about 4 or 5 inches in diameter, which leads me to think it may of already caused damage to the components so opening it up would just brake it.

    What to do :confused::ohwell:
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    Basically I got trolled and fell for it, I said something along the lines of
    and got an infraction for that alone, nothing else. I got banned cause I reacted furiously in thread stating how many Richard Heads there is about TPU and told said mod in pm how I felt cause of the pettiness of an infraction for that quote, I knew what was coming and thought it was worth it anyway :laugh:
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    I know, but the ban was as a result of older "live" things and an accumilation, what you got for the other day would not have banned you in it's own right if you get my meaning..... where you say you got punished for that alone is not strictly true, after you had been asked to stop you didn't, your final comment was just the final straw...... well thats the way it looks anyway, but I was not involved in the conversations so I may have got that wrong. The policy for us is simple.... if it's a minor thing, you get asked to stop, either in the thread or by PM, if it continues then it's a more formal zero point warning, and then that is followed by a points infraction, although sometimes, dependant on seriousness it goes straight to a zero pointer followed by a pointer.

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