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About Jools

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  • Birthday 03/30/1981

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    I'm interested in everything. You name it, I'm interested in it. There are a few exceptions, like South Park, soup, biology to name but a few.
  1. Jools

    Sites For A New Pc

    I used http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ earlier this year to buy a new PC. I'd never used them before but I can highly recommend them now. Their customer service is top notch and I knew what they were doing from the moment they took my order to the moment it arrived at my door. They offer some pre-built systems but I'd recommend using the custom option to configure a computer to suit your needs since they build it and test it thoroughly and you can get exactly what hardware you want, if you want to that is. If you just want a bundle to build on I usually recommend http://www.novatech.co.uk/ - my 2 previous PC's were both built from bundles and parts bought from there and I've never had a problem. They have some decent motherboard and barebones bundles to get you started. Hope that helps!
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    Zx Spectrum - Formula One - Racing Management

    Ah this old classic! I think you have to hit the G key before a race for the gambling mode
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    F1 2011

    Interesting tweet from Jake Humphrey earlier today: Yesterdays #bbcf1 programme was the most watched show, on any channel, at any time, all day long. Wow. Thank you.. Even if it was a quiet Sunday and more people watched because F1 is in the news, 6 million viewers is still quite an achievement. The race was excellent, though I'm not sure if that Marshal who nearly got his legs blown off by Nick Heidfeld's Renault would agree
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    F1 2011

    I'm more on the Twitter side than the the Facebook side of things, so here's a bunch of names to get the ball rolling: @redbullracing @OfficialMGP @RenaultSportF1 @MyTeamLotus @OfficialSF1Team @WilliamsF1Team @MarussiaVirgin @HRTF1Team @TheVijayMallya @MikeGascoyne @tonyfernandes @PaulHembery @jakehumphreyf1 @MBrundleF1 @StrangAutosport There was a few teams I couldn't find any official twitter accounts for (notably Ferrari and McLaren), but I'll do some more searching the morning.
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    F1 2011

    I dont think anyone is happy, except maybe Sky Sports and their employees, and the BBC accountants. The BBC's head of F1 tries to explain the deal here but all it really says is 'we had to save money, so we chopped up a program that has viewing figures at a 10 year high' I'll be surprised if the sharing lasts the whole six years. Despite how many people are unhappy with this deal Sky are still going to be getting good viewing figures for the F1, and they'll just end up waving a big fat cheque at the BBC to buy them out. And after that, as it is with the football, we'll never get it back.
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    What Game Is Everyone Playing At The Mo

    Din's Curse on the PC and L.A. Noire on the Xbox
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    Ps3 Wont Boot Up

    Just looking for some advice from you ps3 owners out there. My brother went to switch his 60Gb PS3 on this afternoon and after a couple of seconds shut itself down. He fires it up, I can hear the fan kick in, then there's a distinctive click, and then it shuts off, all within a couple of seconds. When it shuts off the power led briefly flashes yellow then just flashes red on and off continuously. Supposedly this is the YLoD (Yellow Light of Death)? I went on YouTube to see if there was any help but I quickly got swamped with numerous problems and numerous fixes, with no definitive answers, plus it mostly involved opening up the case. Its not under warranty anymore so Sony want £150 to repair it which is a bit steep. We've spent most of the night trying various things (changing the power supply, cleaning the vents, doing the fan test) but nothing seems to work. Is there anyone local you can recommend who does repair jobs or will at least have a look at it? Ideally my brother just needs to get it working long enough to backup his game saves, trophies and whatnot - oh and get his black ops disc out of the drive, it wont even stay on long enough to eject the disc. Any help much appreciated!
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    Call Of Duty Black Ops

    Just in case anyone doesn't already know, its Double XP weekend, which has been extended til Tuesday. http://www.callofduty-community.com/black-ops/black-ops-double-xp-weekend-may-10th/
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    Rift

    I've not been following it yet, but a friend of mine sent me a vip beta code for this week's beta, so I'm currently waiting for the update to finish to see if its as good as I'm led to believe. Given the disaster that was Final Fantasy XIV though I'm not shelling out a penny until I've tried the game in these next 3 beta tests.
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    Minecraft

    I've been playing it for a couple of months now, only on single player though, I haven't ventured into multiplayer yet. Its a good little time-waster but some people playing it go totally overboard creating huge structures like the USS Enterprise or the World Trade Centre, and I believe one guy even built a working 8-bit computer, but I cant get my head around redstone wiring to understand it.
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    F1 2010

    Yeah, they keep counting back so if the race ended how you mentioned, Vettel would be champion because he has three 4th place finishes and Alonso only has two. The wikipedia page for Abu Dhabi 2010 has all the possible results and ways each driver can win the drivers chsmpionship and as it stands Alonso has mutliple ways of winning and probably the most likely, though I'm still rooting for Webber myself.
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    Titan Quest

    I just ordered the Gold version the other day from Amazon though I'm still waiting for it to be delivered. I heard its supposed to be a good alternative to Diablo 2?
  13. I was getting some serious lag about 7/7:30 this evening while gaming. I dunno if its related though I'm on ADSL2+ with WiManx but it was definitely out of the norm, I had to head out though so I didn't get around to doing a ping test. Just done one now and it still doesn't seem back to normal, I usually get A every time (Peel road btw).
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    Bah - Ps3 Fail. What Now?

    My brothers old ps3 went full tilt boogie on him a couple of years ago, no idea why but in the middle of playing a game the screen froze and that was it, switched it off and it wouldn't even fire up to the OS. He gave Sony a call and explained whats what. After a lengthy period of testing this and that and relaying the results they told him to pack it up in the original box and provide the receipt and they'd come and collect it and try to repair it. It wasn't even a week later that they got back in-touch to say it was screwed (not the correct technical term, but close to it) and they gave him a reconditioned one which has lasted him twice as long as the brand new one did. The only cost to him was the price of the rather long phone call. This was a couple of years ago though, so things might have changed since. I dont know how you'll get on having no paperwork and having opened it - dont they usually have a seal on saying something like 'void if broken'? It may still be worth giving them a ring though anyway, their technicians might be able to identify the exact problem, but even if they cant you'll at least know what your options are. As for losing stuff if they did replace it, you can pretty much manually back everything up to a usb stick so long as you can get to the main screen. Takes a bit if you use it for more than just gaming but worth it for backing up game-saves alone. And as for buying something thats 80% new thats rubbish, if it was identified as new it should be new... 80% new is not new, its used. Did they get around to giving you a refund? Personally I would name and shame them on here but that one is up to you.
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    Red Dead Redemption

    Not really noticed any cut-scenes being skipped, I've seen the skinning animation not work a couple of times on animals I've skinned before that take a good 5 seconds to skin. Other than that the game has been pretty good and glitch-free so far which is suprising given the amount of glitches listed on gamefaqs and other sites. Tried the multiplayer for the first time last night, took a while to get to grips with how it worked and how to level up etc. but then I joined someone's posse and he took me and someone else to tumbleweed and proceeded to throw dynamite at anything that moved which was funny, got a bit close to the blast radius once or twice though! About 15 minutes after he left a lvl 40 something decided my almighty powerful lvl 8 needed stepping on and he proceeded to spawn kill me for a good 5 to 10 minutes which was 'fun' Maybe he objected to my title of "Cow Lover"?
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