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The Dark Knight

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Keeping The Winter Tyres Afterall

23 September 2014 - 09:45 PM

Having gained some cash via selling my old iPhone and some Vegas winnings lol, I have kept the tyres I was selling and have purchased some 16" OZ Racing alloys (slightly marked) off ebay for £100 + postage.


They look decent and the PCD is bang on so they will fit. A mobile tyre fitter will only charge me £25 to fit and balance the lot.


I will regret this if we have another relentlessly mild winter like last time with hardly a frost let alone any snow. I would like to see first hand just how good these TS850's are. Amazing reviews.


Sub-zero temps and loads of snow please :driving:

Iphone 6

21 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

Well I've gone and done the deal online. Just ordered a 64GB iPhone Plus in white & silver direct from O2 as an upgrade. 6 - 7 weeks from 19/09 is what they advise but it may turn up sooner. Called into a store to look at one today and yes it is massive but extremely light and I really liked it so just going to play the waiting game now...


Anyone else ordered or got one already?

I'm Back! - With Photo's

14 September 2014 - 09:47 PM

Been away in the USA for the last 2 weeks on my big adventure holiday. It has been fantastic! LA is massive, Las Vegas has to be seen to be believed, San Francisco is very nice indeed and all the places in between were nice old western style towns. The Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park provided epic scenery and we had 43C in Palm Springs.

Normally, people say yeah but it's a different kind of heat to the UK so actually it's not that bad. Believe me, that doesn't wash this time. The heat was simply unbearable even in the shade. You could feel it burning your skin and it was hard to breath so we spent more time in air conditioned comfort of the hotel or the tour bus.

Made some new friends on the tour too and we will meet up at Christmas. I also bagged a pair of Levi's from Macy's in San Francisco for $83 which worked out at £54!! The key places visited are as follows: LA, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Grand Canyon, Williams, Seligman, Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, Sonora, Sacramento, San Francisco.

Here are pics taken with my iPhone: http://s746.photobuc...yst1...e photos
Here are pics taken with my camera: http://s746.photobuc...yst1...a photos

Help! Ms Office Product Key

25 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

I bought MS office for Mac 2011 from eBay back in 2011. I've now upgraded to SSD and MS office won't work without the product key.

I've tried putting the old HDD back in and scouring the menus and files for it to no avail. I've also followed many tips online including copying special files from 'preferences' folder on the HDD onto a USB. Then I've 'replaced' those special files by pasting from the USB to the SSD. The website tip says this works fine but oh no it doesn't! I'm still stuck with unusable MS Office! I threw the box away like an idiot back in 2011 so I have no idea what the product key is.

Any advice guys? (I emailed MS last week but no reply)


Ssd Fitting To Macbook Pro

12 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

Just purchased a 256GB SSD for my MacBook Pro (should be delivered tomorrow). I've also purchased a 16GB flash drive to use as a boot drive for OSX Mavericks as I need to put the OS onto the SSD before restoring from my Time Machine Backup. I purchased a 2TB Seagate backup plus at the weekend for Time Machine use and to put any memory hungry files onto.


The old HDD is 320GB but measly read and write speeds hitting 74MB/s at the moment. The new SSD is good for 300MB/s write and 550MB/s read which will see huge speed improvements and I am already packing 8GB of RAM.


I've found a brilliant tutorial video on YouTube that shows exactly what I need to do but the only thing I am lacking now is a TORX T6 screwdriver. I've taken a look at the scews on the side of the HDD which need to be removed and put onto the SSD and they are ridiculously small. Will find one somewhere...


Looking forward to getting this sorted as current boot time to password screen was clocked at 1 minute 40 seconds! DOH!