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  1. Right, i'm puzzled. I just downloaded s04e01, which starts with Charlie at the TV terminal thng, and ends with Jack meeting a new guy in the rain. So....can anyone tell me if I've downloaded the first part of the two parter or the second? It would be even better if somone could link me to a wee torrent for the part I don't have....
  2. I can well appreciate how a service such as yours would be welcome for people who are especially attached to their home. Do you give them the opportunity to buy their house back at a future date? I would have thought that the option to buy back at full market value after a certain number of years would be very attractive.
  3. Could be any number of reasons. The first thing I would do is check for any updates to the driver or other software. The next step would be to see if the manufacturer runs a forum and ask the question there.
  4. Hmmm, I don't think i've explained myself very well.... 98% of the files I'm storing are read only - which means they don't change. For example, I ripped my CD collection to MP3, and so I have just over 50,000 songs in my collection. Obviously I could just rip them again if (when) my array fails, but that would be rather time consuming. I don't need to go to the hassle of setting up further raid arrays because I don't require 100% up time. I currently have about 1.5TB in raid 0, with the rest spread over a number of 750GB NAS devices. So....I will buy a bunch of 500GB drives, which I will
  5. That's why I will be filling it up and then unplugging it. It will go back into its packaging, nice and safe and sound.
  6. Thanks for all the feedback folks. In the short term it looks like I'll be buying 8 500GB hard drives for about £50 each. I'll be plugging them in long enough to fill them up and then putting them safely into storage. In the slightly longer term I think I'll switch to dual layer Blu-ray discs, which can hold up to 50GB each. At the moment the cheapest is about £17, but I read a news article which suggested that the cost is about to plummet to about £3 as Blu-ray looks to be winning the format war with HD-DVD.
  7. Yes. About £2 per !GB per month. Therefore the cost would be about £8000 per month. :o
  8. I just need a copy of the application form. It does need to be specifically for the basic account though.
  9. I believe that all Ts & Cs contain terms that allow them to alter the terms in the future. I imagine that if you refuse the new terms they would be entitled to close your account.
  10. The shoestring is a few hundred pounds at most. My current thinking is to hire a DLT tape drive for a few days and back it up onto 800GB tapes.
  11. Can anyone provide me with the application form for a Co-op Basic Bank Account? any format will do. The nearest Co-op is rather a long way from me. Thanks in advance.
  12. Can anyone provide me with the application form for an HSBC Basic Bank Account? any format will do. The nearest HSBC is rather a long way from me. Thanks in advance.
  13. If you had to back up 4TB (Terrabytes) of data on a shoestring, how would you do it?
  14. Just to confirm, I called the Information Commissioner and they stated that the number given above (Z7893075) is NOT a current registration number. Data Protection registrations have to be paid for yearly. She also stated that their records are up to date as of yesterday and that there is no other registration for Momentum Network Ltd.
  15. I know Dunfermline Sheriff Court very well - just about all of my cases were done there. First off, don't even attempt to withdraw your existing claim. if you do that you will no longer be protected from having to pay the other side's costs - and there is a reasonable chance that they would ask for an award of costs on the grounds that you're messing everyone around. In relation to the money you still have to claim, it is never a good idea to try to run two cases concurrently. If you do, the bank will almost certainly apply to have them rolled into one, which will take you out of small claims.
  16. If the default was put there by London Scottish then it is them you should deal with. If it were me I would have nothing to do with Robinson Way or Next, I woulldn't even acknowledge their letters. Bottom line, London Scottish need to corroborate the Default or remove it.
  17. I have Ubuntu installed on an old Dell P3 600Mhz banger I had lying around. I stuck 512mb of RAM in it and now it chugs along quite happily as a kids internet PC. The only thing it doesn't really like is Flash games, but apart from that it's absolutely ideal. For me, the best buit of Linux I have is my Smoothwall firewall, which also runs on an old banger. It has two network cards, one for external traffic and one for internal, and runs firewall, IDS, traffic shaping, anti-virus, content filtering and ad filtering. It is awsome, and best of all, it's free!
  18. I'm surprised you're having that much trouble Dave. I run it on my main PC and the only compatibility issue I've had is with an old HP scanner. In my house I run Vista, XP, XP Media Center, Mac Osx, Ubuntu and Suse, and I can honestly say that the most grief comes from the Mac. I do like Ubuntu however - especially for the kids' machines. The one thing I would say about Vista is that aesthetics aside, I'm not really sure what the point is. I haven't been able to point to one particular thing which I think it does better than XP. It does look good though.
  19. It's great. Usually there's a set menu with about three choices of courses, so everyone can choose what they like, and in our experience by the time you add up everything you might spend for Xmas lunch at home the cost works out about the same. We also found that it gave the day two or three natural breaks where if people wished they could leave without feeling like they were being impolite.
  20. I must admit, at a few of our recent Xmases we've gone out to a restaurant for lunch which was a very civilised way to do it, especially if there are a lot of people involved.
  21. My Xmas. Xmas is always fraught with uncertainty at my house. This year it went off perfectly.
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