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Cresta Fiesta

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  1. In-depth piece on Eurogamer today. Whilst I can't see it replacing my main PC, the opportunity to say, for example, log into WoW on any computer anywhere in the world to just check your auctions or run a couple of quests, is quite a tempting proposition. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/gaikai-c...orks-blog-entry
  2. Hopefully it will be an online casino, it seems silly that the world's biggest supplier of online casino software (Microgaming) is based here yet no online casinos operate from here. I know we've got Pokerstars but they don't have slot machines and stuff.
  3. I think it was V5 or summat, can't remember, it was the newest version I checked. I've taken it offline at the moment and reverted back to my 3COM router. The Netgear one was running really hot, I mean it was overboard hot. Thanks for the advice though Cresta Fiesta and virtual Boy. Oh I forgot to add I now have a full 8 meg connection on ADSL2.(sarcasm) Netgears do tend to run hot, you're always best off mounting them vertically and giving them some breathing space on all sides. My DG834N will crash on a really hot day when it's very busy with lots of traffic, some people have modded them with fans but I'll just let mine quietly fry, it's under warranty
  4. You phone them, you're the one who asked about it. I see. Exactly, stop asking me about things I already know you asked about.
  5. Did you try removing/disabling all the port forwarding/DMZ/NAT etc stuff and giving UPnP a crack at it? There's also specific advice for the DG834G here: --------------------- Netgear DG834G Most new Netgear routers will have an Open NAT status of out the box as the have UPnP turned on by default. So you should not need to do any of the following, always ensure you have the latest version of firmware for your router from the Netgear website. If you do still have problems, the first thing you need to do is make sure the Xbox gets the same ip address each time it boots up, as the configuration of the DMZ is just one IP address. If you don't lock your Xbox/360 down to the same ip address it might work now, but not later if another device takes that ip address. Start up the 360, go to My Xbox/System Settings/Network options, go to edit settings, go to additional settings and then advanced settings. Take a note of the letters and numbers under the “Wired Mac Address” or "Wireless Mac Address" - They should be both the same anyway. The MAC Address will look something like this:- 00-0D-61-53-E2-52 Browse to your router's setup page usually (This guide is for a Netgear DG834G, read your router manual and substitute your own routers IP Address). 1. Go into LAN IP Setup. Note the DHCP address range (e.g -, because you will be reserving an address from that range. Click on Address Reservation. 2. Type in the address you have chosen to reserve from the range (e.g. 3. Type in the MAC Address you wrote down earlier. 4. Type in a name of the device Xbox 360 for example 5. Click on Add 6. Save the changes on your router. Now reboot the Xbox/360 and check the dashboard and make sure it has the ip address you have reserved for it. Now you need to put that reserved address into the DMZ. 1. On the routers setup page, click on WAN Setup. Put the IP address in the Default DMZ Server field (you can only actually type in the last octet of the address). 2. Ensure that the Default DMZ Server tick box is ticked. 3. Click on Apply. Save the changes. Reboot the router and try the Xbox live test again. Your NAT settings should now be Open.
  6. You phone them, you're the one who asked about it.
  7. Went there last week with a few friends and enjoyed it. Yes it's very expensive but then again it's not actively embarrassing to take visitors there as a lot of eateries on the IOM manage to be (the number of places I've taken guests to and had to say, 'I am sorry, not everywhere over here is this shit'). Food is good if not astounding, service is on the slow side but friendly and competent, place itself is very well done out, full wireless access, toilets don't look like they were used for Slumdog Millionaire scenes, pleasant ambience and all-in-all it's clear it's had some proper money spent on it and they're making a genuine attempt at delivering a cut above what we've had to get used to on the IOM. Cost means it won't be a weekly visit for sure, but it's definitely the kind of place I'd look to go if I wanted to be sure of a decent meal in a decent environment.
  8. So what actually is involved in switching a line from 8-meg to 16-meg then? Seriously, I'm curious.
  9. It doesn't matter whether you think they're excessive or not. They are there so you should obey. The buffer zone is to get you travelling at a safe speed before you get to the 20 zone. The idea being that you can simply decelerate rather that have to lash on your anchors. Remember that at peak times there are often lines of vehicles travelling over the mountain and slowing you down in stages is better than having everyone braking for 70 down to 20. Until the road has been swept, there will always be little piles of loose chippings. The 20 limit is in place until these have either been bedded in or swept up. Don't assume its safe just because you think it is. It's that kind of 'blind to reality' nonsensical approach to the law that tends to tip your average person into disobeying it in the first place. How long does it take to transition from no limit, to 50mph, to 20mph? Not three miles, that's for sure. I'd like to think that anyone smart enough to pass their driving test is also smart enough to know what the big black numbers in the red and white circles mean, as such, something more traditional such as 'ROAD WORKS 500 YARDS AHEAD' and then a 20mph zone would work just as well, or at a push, a few hundred yards of 50mph, then the the 20mph zone, it's good enough for the TT, so why not any other time? As has already been noted, all that happens in situations of total overkill such as this, is 90% of people end up completely ignoring the speed limits, which ends up making the road more dangerous, not less.
  10. I'm on the list now, have to wait the customary '5 to 10 days' for MT to flick the appropriate switch though. Why they need a margin of error of five days, I really don't know.
  11. I'm in no way condoning the obvious lunatic antics of the driver in question here, but those 20mph and 50mph limits are excessive. When the grit first goes down, fine, but as the days pass they need to incrementally increase the limits to more sensible 30mph and 40mph figures, as there's bugger all grit left on the road, and you're just left with a procession of cars travelling at 20mph over a pristine new driving surface. As for the massive 50mph 'feeder' zone on either side, I have no idea what that's intended to accomplish at all.
  12. Do I have to specifically ask for the upgrade or will it be bestowed upon me by the broadband gods? You will have to ask your ISP. Batman, to the asking machine!
  13. It depends, you may well be able to do all the heavy-bandwidth stuff on your home wireless network or in any of the island hotspots, and get by quite happily with 2G for everything else when you're out and about. There's a bizarre 10MB limit to any app download or upgrade on 3G (an Apple thing, not an MT thing), so I've got into the habit of doing all that stuff at home anyway, regardless of the 3G network being there. To be quite honest I'd probably get by with a 2G SIM in my iPhone most of the time, I've had the thing for six months and still haven't used 1GB of bandwidth, let alone 2GB per month.
  14. Do I have to specifically ask for the upgrade or will it be bestowed upon me by the broadband gods?
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