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Google Maps Make My Macbook Hang

11 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

Can anyone give me some reasons as to why this may happen?

It's very odd, everything runs fine except for Google Maps or any webpage with a Google map on it. I get the spinning multi-coloured beach ball and usually have to restart Firefox.

Mac OS X Lion and Safari running on a MacBook Pro.

Focus Forza Fanatics

22 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

Ok, so I may have broken my own rules and posted this across three forums but hey ho...

We must have some Forza players on the Focus side. I've put a challenge in the gaming zone of the forum - and it has gone unanswered! :o

Where Have All The Fiesta-Driving Forza Players Gone?

22 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

We used to have LOADS. Everyone seems to have gone - I've stuck up a driving challenge in the gaming zone and either nobody has seen it, or nobody plays any more.

There is a small possibility you are put off by my outrageously fast times, but I doubt it! :lol:

Foc Forza 4 Driving Challenges

20 August 2012 - 03:26 PM


When I first joined FOC, we had a thriving Forza racing community going. The night when 12 beautifully liveried Fiestas all written up with their FOC gamer tags raced was epic.

It is time for us to revive the tradition I think, but seeing as it got harder and harder to get everyone together at the same time, I thought I would steal Detailing World's time attack style challenges.

So - here's the deal, Anyone can post a challenge at any time. They set the rules regarding track, car, assists etc - post up their own best attempts and then everyone has a go at beating said time.


I love the Nurburgring, I spend hours on it, but setting clean times round the full circuit is so time consuming that I decided the stages were the place to start.


I've put up times for stages A-D, feel free to try them all. As far as I am aware, there is only one set of light/weather conditions for the ring on Forza 4.

Assists -

ALLOWED WITHOUT PENALTY: Traction Control (because it's now being used by most of those with the fastest times in the world around the ring)
Manual Without Clutch (because anything this tuned would probably be running a sequential box, and most people don't have clutch pedal boards)
Racing Line Braking Only (because it makes really fast times much more accessible)


Stability Control (+5% on time)
Auto Gearbox (+5% on time)
ABS (+5% on time)
Full racing line (+5% on time)


Everything else - don't even think about using auto braking and the like!

Clean laps only are allowed - so if it's got an exclamation by it, it doesn't count. I would suggest that everyone who takes part adds everyone to their favourites or friends so we can keep track.


X Class - anything goes

R1 998 Class

R2 875 Class

Unlimited Fiesta Class - Ford Fiestas only, no limits on modifications. Please declare your Fiesta's PI.

Bye Bye Mk7 - It's Been A Pleasure.

25 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

So it's collection eve. :unsure:

Tomorrow I give over the keys to my mk7 and pick up those to my new Leon.

1) I have realised this is the first car I've ever sold - only owned two others and both were written off through no fault of mine. :blink:

2) It's going to be very odd to drive in a car with one number plate - and drive out with a different car with the same plate.

I can honestly say I've loved every mile in the mk7 (aka Frosty) he's covered just short of 60,000 miles (so the next owner will need two new tyres, a service very shortly, the first MOT shortly and to fill up pronto, but that's the dealer's problem) and has averaged a PATHETIC 34 miles to the gallon. He's worn nearly a whole tub of Swissvax BOS in that time - at £150 per 50ml pot I make that 460,000MPG (of wax...) that's more like it :lol:

I am not leaving the forum or (so long as Steve is happy) will I be leaving my staff post. I think I still have much to contribute especially in the detailing section.