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Given the current climate - I said to my dad, If you even so much as sneeze. We're gonna get jumped by the UK Gov.
 

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Packet of Snuff in the Post :)
 

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Time for some savage memes.

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Dad has finally let me operate on his laptop he bought in 2013. I put in an SSD and upgraded the ram in there a few years ago but he hasn't allowed me to open it up and do maintenance because it was the laptop he used to do all his confidential stuff like bill paying and buying/selling shares etc etc. Started complaining that it ran like ass which didnt surprise me since the thermal paste on it was harder than stale block of cheese.

The spec...

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It doesnt say here but the CPU is an first gen i5 430M thats supposed to turbo to 2.5Ghz with a 2.27Ghz base clock but i found out that even in idle that it was thermal throttling to 1.1Ghz....

He sick of how slow the laptop is now and even more sick of it since Windows 7 is dead and he wants to upgrade to Win 10. He's left it in my hands.

I was cleaning out all the defunct sony bloatware on it and never saw it turbo to its full spec. It didnt even like touching base clocks. Ive updated to win 10 and ive managed to talk him into throwing £10 for a new CPU -- i5 560M which should be a 1:1 swap and should turbo to 3.2Ghz. I had a look at some of the i7 arrandale CPUs for the same era but even i7 CPUs were crap from back then. They were exactly the same CPU but with 1mb extra cache and binned slightly higher.

Cant find i7-620M's on ebay and the i7-640M costs almost £50 and comes from china for a 14mhz extra base clock and 26mhz turbo clock over the 560M that cost £10 and free shipping. I think i know whats more vfm.

Anyway. Trying to bench the tits off the laptop at the the mo but benches keep crashing because i think theres some sort of trouble with drivers - I did an 'upgrade' from win 7 to get the free upgrade to win 10.

I'll give driver reinstalls a go and see what happens.
 
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So what's it like commuting in london at the moment? People wearing mask??
 

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So what's it like commuting in london at the moment? People wearing mask??

Just yellow people wearing mask. others dont really seem to care.
 

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Time to Royal Navy the hell up and go fuckup invade some place halfway across the world in the name of colonisation and the British Empire.

The only problem is - we're short on Navy Boats compared to the 1600-1800s and due to current events... also short on Royals...

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I'll be braving the london underground tomorrow, the Nier automata orchestra has arrived..booked them in October and its finally here lol.
 

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I'll be braving the london underground tomorrow, the Nier automata orchestra has arrived..booked them in October and its finally here lol.

Cough or sneeze once and you'll probably get the best seats in the house
 
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Cough or sneeze once and you'll probably get the best seats in the house
Surprisingly the underground went really smooth, the train was already there when I went to get the ticket and then in evening I only had to wait 2 mins for it.
The orchestra was fantastic though, I was half awake on first half as I was knackered from lack of sleep. I did somehow picked seats which had a gap to separate the row and then pure miracle nobody sat next to me despite apparently being taken lol.
 

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Surprisingly the underground went really smooth, the train was already there when I went to get the ticket and then in evening I only had to wait 2 mins for it.
The orchestra was fantastic though, I was half awake on first half as I was knackered from lack of sleep. I did somehow picked seats which had a gap to separate the row and then pure miracle nobody sat next to me despite apparently being taken lol.

I thought you took your bird with you?

I hope everyone is feeling and is doing alright here?? :)

Its been a wet and windy few days
 
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I thought you took your bird with you?



Its been a wet and windy few days
I did she sat on the seat where there was a gap inbetween the rows on my left, the right of me noone came to take their seat so I had nothing to worry about someone coughing up or sneezing next to me or bad smell and she didn't have to worry about that either lol. I did have a tall couple sat in front of us though but it was fine.
 

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Did you hang out in chinatown while you were here? Get some nice spicy Singapore style noodles.



There are also one or two odd Japanese and Korean places too around there.
 
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Nah we didn't sadly we could of though...didn't realise china town was only 1.2 miles away lol. Kinda glad we didn't go otherwise my partner will be begging me to go into artbox and burn my bank account.
 

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Nah we didn't sadly we could of though...didn't realise china town was only 1.2 miles away lol. Kinda glad we didn't go otherwise my partner will be begging me to go into artbox and burn my bank account.

There's a Forbidden Planet further down as well. if your account wasnt already in the red
 
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So what's it like commuting in london at the moment? People wearing mask??
That's a good question. How is everyone doing in my old stomping grounds?
 
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There's a Forbidden Planet further down as well. if your account wasnt already in the red
Luckily I'm not big spender in forbidden planet so i'm good lol, may spend my change at the arcade though as one of them has the Initial D arcade machine..
That's a good question. How is everyone doing in my old stomping grounds?
When I went it wasn't too bad tbf, pretty tame and normal.
 

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Ryzen 1600 AF has been scarce in the UK until now. Amazon is listing them at £89 (used as new fullfilled by Amazon, likely just a return) and it's more or less the same performance as a Ryzen 2600, I just bought one for £83 using Amazon's Top Up promotion which saves an extra £6 if you use it, Ryzen 2600 performance for £83, basically you top up your amazon account with £80 and they will knock off £6 for using this payment method instead of CC/debit card or paypal etc best value 6c/12t CPU on the planet

Edit: seems I grabbed the last used one and they are £96 new (£90 by using the amazon top up promotion I mentioned) still a £10-£20 saving on an actual Ryzen 2600 on Amazon..
 
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I do miss London.

Well you aint missing much....

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Part of the issue is that he went out of his way for a 1v4. If he ignored them and carried on walking, nothing would of happened. I doubt the police will care very much as they have more important things to deal with like chasing e-thugs on twitter for hatespeech against the lgbt crowd. This current political climate has been empowering closet racists for a long time.

Im not saying that if you were racially abused that you should just accept it. But going in for a 1v4 aint the best move. You may speak with your mind. But others speak with their fists. You cant predict the outcome of any confrontation or expect the confronted party to remain civil. He's lucky he wasnt stabbed.
 
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