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ice cold

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  1. ice cold

    iTunes 11

    A total mess in many respects if I'm being honest... shame there is no software that you can root/hack to work with better solutions, reminds me fondly of when "final cut pro" changed to "iMovie Deluxe" that was also a bad one for the play book.
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    Skyfall review of sorts!

    Bonds current adventure, known as the intrique worthy - SKYFALL was... disappointing. In this segment of the franchise we start to see Bond fall apart not only personally but inside of his professional career as a agent for the government, the way in which that decline is portrayed within the feature is of fair stature and provides a fair kick along for the storyline.There was one major issue that I had with Skyfall, It always seemed to rely on a trigger point to align the story back with it's true arc so that events that had taken place would make sense to the viewer, I really feel as though the film did not flow and that in many circumstances they struggled to fill 'out' the story so instead they masked it with unesscessarily lenghty scenes with 'slow & dim' dialouge which honestly seemed kind of pointless. I can't think of why director Sam Mendes has messed with the well known and successful bond formula, lots of action sequences with big flashly explosions and daring stunts, don't get me wrong they were present in Skyfall but the overwash of dialouge when compared as a ratio achieved by previous entries (amount of action scenes vs. dialouge) was a little enlighting to say the least! *MINOR SPOILERS* Daniel Craig put on a very credable performance as a run down & emtional bond who feels betrayed by his organisation and prefers to stay under the assumption that he's dead after taking a significant fall from a moving train, I think it really gets difficult to watch an on-screen character which has been so strong over previous entries all of the sudden become a weak & unconfident man who Is unable to achieve the required targets that are asked of him.I understand the reasoning behind taking this route to provide the audience with some variety over the original and well worn 'formula' for bond films but I think that unfortunetly we may have exposed this side of bond a little too much which makes things drag along in certain cirumstances where the scene should have been edited to make the quick flash action occur quicker somewhat catching the audience by suprise with some well worked editing but no such luck as there was nothing like this present. I am at a loss as to what else to say honestly... I really did expect something different from what was shown before me some 48 hours ago. This is my 2 cents, thanks for reading.
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    Internet Issue/s

    Hi folks, I have had this persistent issue for... at least 4 months which results in my inability to access 'high traffic' websites (specifically the main 3. Facebook, Twitter & YouTube). I have checked all the relevant firewall filters in both my anti-virus app & within windows own internal firewall system and there is no listing on either of those that I can see which would cause the website to be blocked. I have also tried 2 different brands of AV software (Trend Micro & Kaspersky) neither has proven fruitful in getting me the desired result. My ISP is TPG which have been known for there little niggling issue or problematic causes... I am really struggling to understand why, Is is something to do with security certificates or something silly like that? Any feedback or help would be much appreciated!!! Cheers, Ice
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    Internet Issue/s

    Yeah, I guess that those cheaper prices do come with some pitfalls haha! Perhaps because they are useless?:P Seems an odd thing to do assuming Nuke is correct about TPG not broadcasting their DNS servers properly. Pretty shitty thing to do to there customers as Automatic DNS servers would not be difficult to implment and I'm sure the outlay would be minimal. edit: Everything's still working awesome this morning, YouTube, FB, the lot.
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    Internet Issue/s

    Poison, Put in a nomination for POTM bud :) thanks again!
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    Internet Issue/s

    No problem mate, glad it was a simple fix. You may need to do the same on any other computers, as it seems your modem isn't getting this info or isn't passing it onto the PC properly.. As to the cause of that, I'm not sure, it's a job for another day... Yes there is obviously an underlying issue at hand... but again man thanks for sticking around and helping us out much appreciated. Like I've stated networking isn't a strong suit of mine :) Don't you love how you can rack your brain and It can be the most simplistic of fixes haha! Is there a topic for voting people a 'thumbs up' for helping, similar to that off the thread in trademart?
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    Internet Issue/s

    YESSSSSSS! everything seems to be working awesome now!!!!! Fucking hell man you sir are a lengend! mega props. Changed the DNS to the preset defaults and ITS WORKING SWEET!
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    Internet Issue/s

    This is what it looks like but I have a D-Link adapter (DWA-510). Visit My Website
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    Internet Issue/s

    I have called TPG and plainly speaking got F***** around on multiple occasions... I am hesitant to try another modem or resetting the current one as it was a F-PITA to get working in the first place. Poison you are doing a great job man thanks for your help so far matey!!!! Don't you put the basic tpg DNS in the browser address bar? (This is what I meant). I will post a SS in a sec.
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    Internet Issue/s

    I would leave IP on automatic, I assume you get this address from your router via DHCP. Just set the DNS and see if it fixes things. Primary DNS 203.12.160.35 Secondary DNS 203.12.160.36 then open command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns and see how you go... I only have TCP/IP in propertes (No v4 or v6), when I try to enter the standard DNS into the browser I get N.o.t.h.i.n.g tried flushdns by itself to see if that would work but to no avail...
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    Internet Issue/s

    your work laptop may be configured specifically for your work network, especially if you work on a domain. I wouldn't change anything here.. I assume you don't have permission as you're not an admin. With your gaming PC, what do you mean there are no settings, is it all set to automatic like above? If so, try setting it manually with the address I provided in the last post. Correct no admin permission things locked down pretty tight... When I opened the properties for the adapter there is no option to config the IVP's? Wait.. Found it, tucked away like a bastard, everything is set to auto with nothing looking out of the ordinary. What if I entered the IP, subnet etc. manually then used the standard TPG DNS to confiqure? Its strange cause when you use the website name the ping fails, yet use the DNS and it works fine!
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    Internet Issue/s

    I've tried this on my Work laptop by privileges are blocked... My gaming RIG is running XP (dont ask long story) and the adapter doesn't have any setting for the IVP's
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    Internet Issue/s

    if I type 69.171.224.32 into my browser, i also get referred to facebook. check this out at your end. When I ping tested the IP it Timed Out on all 4 attempts BUT when entered into the browser it worked with no problems.
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    Internet Issue/s

    Yes your quite right, I do believe its the equipment that I'm using here. No, I am unable to access YouTube or Facebook currently as of right now. I have read somewhere else about people having DNS issues with TPG? This could be the culprit possibly, Could you please explain more about 'browse by the IP'? Do you mean making changes to the address, subnet etc. Sorry dude, I am a complete networking noob never interested me. Talk to me about anything hardware and I keep you busy for hours lol...
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    Internet Issue/s

    Ali, Certainly not on the cap limit, only used 30% of the 100gb for on-peak and barely anything on the off, so therefore no shaping either. I will seek those specs out for you.
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    Internet Issue/s

    Hi Poison, It works 'rarely' and when it does I'm lucky to get one page to load on Facebook or 30 sec of a YouTube vid. It's mega frustrating!
  17. Fucking Hilarious. Thanks man needed a laugh!
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    Google Nexus 10

    I know!!! No were did I say that I had seen information that proved the fact, it was a mere suggestion of my vantage point on the situation. forget it bro lets move on! I ain't turning this into a flame war :)
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    Google Nexus 10

    To say somebody is purely wrong is just disrespectful, everybody is entitled to there individual opinion or "perspective" on whatever subject. Are you really that much of an EGO tripper? I learn't that lesson a long time ago, if you do not allow people to voice there opinion no matter how much experience you believe you have on the subject they WILL NOT respect you!!!
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    Google Nexus 10

    Hey CG, What you say is true but I look at things from a different perspective I guess. BUT HEY that's what makes the world go round!
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    Google Nexus 10

    That makes absolutely zero sense whatsoever. Apologies minimal sleep does that, I meant to say that because google is the owner of andriod software dev, they were limiting the amount of software produced to benefit there own brand of tablets when when they happened to be released. Thus not allowing Asus, Samsung and other companies to take advantage.
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    Google Nexus 10

    I totally agree, I think this tablet will be a 'performer' so to speak, Samsung wouldn't enter the market without doing there homework. It has been an evident prospect that the devs have chosen to limit the amount of android software for 10" tabs because their in bed with Google to sell their branded tablets!
  23. Hey man, sure you aren't thinking of the 6970? btw amd multi card tech is called 'Crossfire' just for future reference LOL! correct me if I'm wrong here guys but wouldn't 6790's be a serious bottleneck on the rest of the system? which mostly consists of some decent hardware (ud7 board, hex core cpu etc.)
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    R18+ Rating

    So the R18+ plus battle still rages on with no definite answer. Senators have said there bit too try and derail this cause but the triumphant attitude from gamers has made the debate smash on ahead. I hear many a reason why people think they should not be allowed, some of which are beyond belief but society will always have persons who must be the 'party wrecker' so to speak they feel that it must be there morale 'story' to stop anything that may have the possibility of stirring up the general public. I don't understand that most of the arguments against the R rating are due to what (finger quotes) 'experts' believe would cause the gamer to act with violence or non-social behaviour similar to what takes place whilst playing the game. The other being that younger gamers are exposed to extreme violence or excessive swearing that could 'corrupt' them but the reality of it is they can't play these games if a parent doesn't buy it FOR them! If that were the case then that to me says that the parents are willing to allow the child to be exposed to these higher levels of violence. I don't know about how others 'take' any experiences off the virtual screen and use them in actual day to day life but all I know is that anything I do stays with the game and that certainly no thoughts of violence or other serious acts have crossed my mind due to playing video games. Thing that frustrates me the most is there are games out there like modern warfare 2 & black ops which have interrogations and strategic use of weapons to harm others and yet these are available to most young kids due to the MA-15 rating. This is ic3 cold signing off...
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    R18+ Rating

    You raise valid points. I think that the governments fear public rejection but with that being said the government can't control what material parents buy for there children but obviously if your a 'responsible' parent you wouldn't buy an R18+ game for an under-age individual. It makes me wonder if a parent was caught buying this material for some one under-age, what the imposing penalty would be? It is most unfortunate that the government thinks that they can have a stronghold over our lifestyle standards in regards to the media that we purchase. You certainly know Australia pretty well :) how long have you lived here?
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