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    Has made a huge difference here in Wales....

    Has made a huge difference here in Wales. Everyone brings reusable bags now and I barely ever see plastic bags dumped because of their ~~value~~
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    http://www.speedtest.net/result/3703841076.png ...

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/3703841076.png

    This is at a good time. ADSL on an 8 Mb/s max line.
    5 o'clock is when the ping becomes awful, but the service has improved since a while ago.
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    update 1 has failed to install for me twice now :/

    update 1 has failed to install for me twice now :/
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    How much RAM do you have and are you using 32-bit...

    How much RAM do you have and are you using 32-bit Windows? 32-bit will only recognise 3GB of RAM.

    I have a PC around here with 4GB RAM running 32-bit windows and its "hardware reserved" is 1GB...
  • You can still feel the difference between a high...

    You can still feel the difference between a high FPS and a lower FPS despite having a 60hz monitor. Try playing CS:GO at 200-300 fps and then limit it down to 60. It's a completely different game.
  • Why would you want to cripple yourself,...

    Why would you want to cripple yourself, especially in a game like CS:GO? Try to reduce the temperature of the card when operating by improving airflow in your case.
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    What's the giffgaff app there?

    What's the giffgaff app there?
  • This is such good publicity for Windows Phone....

    This is such good publicity for Windows Phone. Hope Microsoft grabs a hold of this and actually does something with the platform without telling people to "just wait."
  • jpg because 5mb ...

    jpg because 5mb

    https://i.imgur.com/NJRA1V5.jpg

    Any suggestions for a new related background?
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    Istanbul lies on the border between Europe and...

    Istanbul lies on the border between Europe and Asia. Part of Turkey is in Europe.
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    I'm looking to probably cash in on a new build in...

    I'm looking to probably cash in on a new build in August and I've just strolled across Broadwell. Is it worth waiting for the new chips to come out? I plan on getting a 4670k at this point and don't...
  • UKIP just gained two more seats in the East...

    UKIP just gained two more seats in the East Midlands. Conservative gained 2 and labour 1.

    Liberal Democrats doing, understandably, bad.
  • I did To Kill a Mocking Bird and it was such a...

    I did To Kill a Mocking Bird and it was such a good book. Oh well.

    Is this only being killed off from OCR as reported in OP, or is this more widespread? Wonder if this affects WJEC.
  • I've got a 3 element delta loop beam, which is a...

    I've got a 3 element delta loop beam, which is a directional antenna, and just an omni-directional vertical for working locally. Both are up fairly high outside and it's quite exciting when it all...
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    Yup, it's secure as it redirects you to the Steam...

    Yup, it's secure as it redirects you to the Steam site to log in. I was involved in the beta for the app and it's really developed quite a lot to what it is now, so I'd definitely give it a try.
  • If you're in Europe, you might hear some VHF/UHF...

    If you're in Europe, you might hear some VHF/UHF skip recently as conditions have been really good. Heard a lot of continental stations on 2m amateur today as high pressure settled around northern...
  • Played a faceit scrim yesterday, got raped on the...

    Played a faceit scrim yesterday, got raped on the first half 6-9 against. The script on the server then fucked up and hung on half time lol. Shame we couldn't have finished the game off, but the...
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    Yeah it's still up but the link in OP doesn't...

    Yeah it's still up but the link in OP doesn't seem to want to work though.
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    https://i.imgur.com/E6J8aFP.png how's this one...

    https://i.imgur.com/E6J8aFP.png

    how's this one going to work tonight????
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    a clear breach of bbc three's strict policy of...

    a clear breach of bbc three's strict policy of professionalism. overwhelmed the presenter in moustaches, hats and shades.

    https://i.imgur.com/VdQyAxP.png
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    https://i.imgur.com/0XlKqu1.png "europe, let's...

    https://i.imgur.com/0XlKqu1.png

    "europe, let's start voting!!!" followed by scott mills: "oh god no don't vote please"
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    http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv?program=102833...

    http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv?program=102833

    ???

    6th May 2014

    ok it's looping the same thing
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    France's entry isn't opera this time, is kind of...

    France's entry isn't opera this time, is kind of catchy, fucking weird and might even have a chance!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwVDXWGXE_8
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    I really don't like it. They've clumped the...

    I really don't like it. They've clumped the refresh/cancel button into the address bar and made it so you can't pull the back/forward button out of the address bar, too. Now the home button is to the...
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    I've noticed this. Had it running pretty well on...

    I've noticed this. Had it running pretty well on an old Pentium 4 XP machine a while ago.
  • SDRs are very popular amongst amateurs for not...

    SDRs are very popular amongst amateurs for not only messing around, but also for the technical achievement and doing extra cool things with them. I wouldn't put that price tag past an...
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    Can second this. I was in the beta for the app...

    Can second this. I was in the beta for the app and it's really polished. I think the developer said he'd continue to expand the app into a fully fledged Steam app when he got the chat side of it...
  • Nope, I live in the countryside. Business band...

    Nope, I live in the countryside. Business band can get "busy" around the time of the local festival, same with PMR446 and 2m but you can never hear anything on business band (or in fact anything...
  • Nope, Police/Fire is all on TETRA here in the UK....

    Nope, Police/Fire is all on TETRA here in the UK. I guess military airband is ok.
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    Still going fine by the sounds of it. I've got a...

    Still going fine by the sounds of it. I've got a really high noise floor and it's 1:20 AM, but it's still audible. There's been solar flares recently, too, so that's probably creating such a lot of...
  • Only just found this thread aw. Only thing around...

    Only just found this thread aw. Only thing around here on VHF/UHF is pagers (which got old for me and are shockingly insecure - ambulance call outs with full addresses, age, symptoms and phone...
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    I'll tell you when it gets dark. Won't be able to...

    I'll tell you when it gets dark. Won't be able to hear it at this time of the day.
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    Right, and high noise on the lower frequencies...

    Right, and high noise on the lower frequencies renders them useless during the day so that's another factor in not being able to hear it. For example, I'm in the UK and it's 11:47 AM. Noise on 4 MHz...
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    I think they like to hang around in the 6 MHz...

    I think they like to hang around in the 6 MHz range too, so that might be worth a try at some point.
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    I can't hear anything there now but maybe it was...

    I can't hear anything there now but maybe it was some kind of data mode or just some interference. Hard to tell, but it's probably in the CB allocation for some country.
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    http://i.imgur.com/YIJRiW0.jpg
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    Yaesu FT-840. It's about 10 years old but works...

    Yaesu FT-840. It's about 10 years old but works fine for me, although I don't do that much shortwave listening.
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    I'm in the UK so I might not be hearing exactly...

    I'm in the UK so I might not be hearing exactly what you're hearing, but there's a USB RTTY transmission on 12119 which can be heard on 120... and just as I notice this a broadcast AM station pops up...
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    Yup, that's the one I stumbled across one night....

    Yup, that's the one I stumbled across one night. I posted it a couple of posts above, just that I found it around 11 MHz-ish and there wasn't any data transmission between the numbers.
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    Build conference currently live and demonstrating...

    Build conference currently live and demonstrating Cortana on WP 8.1
    http://channel9.msdn.com/?wt.mc_id=build_hp&rnd=1396450716152
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    Yup, got me too. Woke up and went to check...

    Yup, got me too. Woke up and went to check reddit. Had the pop-up thing saying system error and just hit OK blindly because I was half asleep, then shat myself a little bit.
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    http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm Check out 10m...

    http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
    Check out 10m now, too, there's tonnes of south/north America on right now. You're not going to find any contesting on 12m, 17m and 60m as it's forbidden to contest...
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    That's the 30M amateur radio band. What you've...

    That's the 30M amateur radio band. What you've recorded is a beacon (which I will try to get the callsign of :s) and all of the other CW around the area there is of amateurs communicating between...
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    5505 is Shannon VOLMET, 5450 is RAF VOLMET, both...

    5505 is Shannon VOLMET, 5450 is RAF VOLMET, both used by aviators for obtainig the weather.
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    I remember watching this documentary on it a...

    I remember watching this documentary on it a while ago. Very interesting situation and interesting to see how people responded to it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J7kHfBBBmk

    28th March 2014...
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    I'm using SeaTTY for weatherfax.

    I'm using SeaTTY for weatherfax.
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    The 4 transmissions around 8430 are probably...

    The 4 transmissions around 8430 are probably marine beacons. Weather fax, when decoded, typically gives you a map with the relevant weather information from the station. Here's one I decoded the...
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    5.450? You can hear Shannon VOLMET on 5.505...

    5.450? You can hear Shannon VOLMET on 5.505 during the day, too.
    Oh and you can hear Gander Oceanic ATC in Canada on 5.598 in the early hours.
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    They just list off phonetics and numbers, it...

    They just list off phonetics and numbers, it means nothing to anybody except for who it's intended I suppose.

    There are lots of stations which do this and they are known as number stations. They...
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    827.27 kHz is in the medium wave broadcast band...

    827.27 kHz is in the medium wave broadcast band which is occupied by commercial radio stations. They transmit in AM and you're most likely hearing the lower side band of the AM transmission which is...
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