March 4th, 2009

beach

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Radio 4, Thursday 5th March @ 14:15
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hv1dz

Paul Cornell's dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by Iain M Banks. A spaceship from The Culture arrives on Earth in 1977 and finds a planet obsessed with alien concepts like 'property' and 'money' and on the edge of self destruction. When Agent Dervley Linter decides to go native can Diziet Sma change his mind?

starring Sir Antony Sher, Nina Sosanya and Patterson Joseph.


Should be interesting!
beach

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hmm. Turned PC on, beeped then stopped.

displaying CPU details on screen, but nothing - keyboard not responsive, CPU fan and internal fans and disks whirring, but nothing else.

turned off, turned back on.

same. single beep on POST, suggests all ok.

took cover off, tried reseating cards/memory

same

tried unplugging/replugging HDs

same

unplugged all USB leads from back

bingo - it's up and running again.

weird.

another note- the heatsink atop the onboard graphics is fairly warm/hot to the touch, but the PC has been off all night...

I don't use the onboard graphics, as I've got a separate graphics card.

*nervous*
beach

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hey, I've just noticed - my posts aren't displaying 'current music' unless I put it in on the web interface - semagic isn't passing it over.
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