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housing up Q4 2005 http://www.ifaonline.co.uk/public/showPage.html?page=315323

housing down Q4 2005 - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4689954.stm

Complete to$$ers, how and why is all I ask?

Ananlytical differnces show that the professional do not know what they are talking about. Professionals have knowledge and understanding and differ on minor opinions, not major ones.

I trust you guys and girls on this site much more than the 'daily spin'. Even though we are one sided we do appear to have a grounded platform to talk from. A simple understanding that the everyday Jo is unable to afford to have a house because they are too expensive with current wages.

This I can fully understand, and it makes me believe we will be prioven true.

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of course they dont know what there talking about

they dont spend every night talking and debating on here and reading all the info on the housing market like we do.Were ahead of the game, they just do it as a job.

Its like all the people that work in computers if they have a real problem they ask the geek

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of course they dont know what there talking about

they dont spend every night talking and debating on here and reading all the info on the housing market like we do.Were ahead of the game, they just do it as a job.

Its like all the people that work in computers if they have a real problem they ask the geek

O.K. so we're hp geeks and proud of it.

I always wonder why someone who who has to materially indentify with themselves and cover their true identity / self is a trendy as opposed to a person of inner thought who doesn't feel the need a geek.

It's a padradox heh! Or media manipulation!

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its realy about jumping on the bandwagon

all these house programs are just a sympton of the bandwagon that causes the hype to build.The journalists/presenters will just run to the next big thing. Remember all they holiday shows that used to be on tv all the time, everytime you turned on the tv there would be holiday programs.

then there was cooking programs everywhere, and these have disappeared quite a bit lately, antique shows, quiz shows you name it.the media pumps everything till it kills it.then it moves on.

i think the next big thing on tv will be self sufficiency and programs about how to build a windmill or collect aluminium cans or recycle you waste ect ect.

The media is gonna create a huge new market on the back of high commodity costs and power costs.in 2 years yer gonna be sick to death of some guy telling you how to screw a windmill to your chimney stack.and there will probably be kirsty there presenting it.

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The media is gonna create a huge new market on the back of high commodity costs and power costs.in 2 years yer gonna be sick to death of some guy telling you how to screw a windmill to your chimney stack.and there will probably be kirsty there presenting it.

Nooooo. It'll be Handy Andy and the windmill will be made of bl@@dy MDF.

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We have the new series of The Apprentice (BBC Two), Selling Yourself (five), Dragons Den (Two), Make Me a Million (C4), Risking It all (C4), this is the new era to take over from property porn, management babble will take over from estate agents' babbles and gabbles. TV production companies are going to party like it's 1999 and everyone will want a start-up company and property will be yesterday's news, of course we've already seen the crossover programmes like Risking It All which involve people mortgaging themselves up to their eyeballs to borrow money to start a risky business, not that this is any worse than dumping the money into highly leveraged BTL.

At least these new breed of programmes actually involves people doing something that has a semblance to real wealth creation rather than buying a property sitting on your bum and watching it magically increase in value, or believing you're a "property developer" when in reality you're nothing but a flipper that leaves your mark by painting the walls cream in colour.

Of course we also have the mop up programmes like Meet the Baliffs, Pay off your Mortgage in 2 years, MEW'ed Out (?), Why were they so Stupid (?). The peoples' greed and fear is rich territory, maybe in a few years we'll have Make Me a Futures Trader, Hot Commodities, Rich Assets, Golden Gongs, FOOOK-ME-FTSIEEE!

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We have the new series of The Apprentice (BBC Two), Selling Yourself (five), Dragons Den (Two), Make Me a Million (C4), Risking It all (C4), this is the new era to take over from property porn, management babble will take over from estate agents' babbles and gabbles. TV production companies are going to party like it's 1999 and everyone will want a start-up company and property will be yesterday's news, of course we've already seen the crossover programmes like Risking It All which involve people mortgaging themselves up to their eyeballs to borrow money to start a risky business, not that this is any worse than dumping the money into highly leveraged BTL.

At least these new breed of programmes actually involves people doing something that has a semblance to real wealth creation rather than buying a property sitting on your bum and watching it magically increase in value, or believing you're a "property developer" when in reality you're nothing but a flipper that leaves your mark by painting the walls cream in colour.

Of course we also have the mop up programmes like Meet the Baliffs, Pay off your Mortgage in 2 years, MEW'ed Out (?), Why were they so Stupid (?). The peoples' greed and fear is rich territory, maybe in a few years we'll have Make Me a Futures Trader, Hot Commodities, Rich Assets, Golden Gongs, FOOOK-ME-FTSIEEE!

Nice little business as your pension sir/madam?

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Its like all the people that work in computers if they have a real problem they ask the geek

Not any more. Today's society is geared to 'you too can do anything'. I honestly laugh at the stupidity of people at work especially when it comes their home computers. I've stopped giving advice after the last argument at my previous contract got too heated. A salesman had his laptop HD fail and was having major panic attacks as he'd never backed-up anything. The 'IT technician' (i.e. a law grad that had decided to go into IT - dumb move, thats why he prob wouldn't have made a good lawyer), said it was impossible to retrieve the data, no matter how much the sales guy begged. It just so happened I was there and politely told the saleman to take the HD out, stick in in a bag and into the freezer for 30mins and then backup his data (50/50 chance it would work). If that didn't work, I recommended he use a specialist service that would get the majority of the data for him but would cost him around £500.

****** me. The technician guy just flipped. Started ranting and raving at me about having no clue and pulling ideas out of the air. He even went and called his boss. It was about 5 mins before I got a word in. Politely told them both that they didn't have a ******ing clue about IT and I'd wager a bet that they'd done conversion degrees to get into IT as they knew sweet fa. Didn't go down too well. Escalated all the way to HR, until they realised I was a contractor ....

BTW, the freezer idea worked.

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I don't know for sure, but it could possibly a) shrink any loose solder joints so that they make good contact again B ) shrink the platters which might temporarily solve head/platter collision problems (this is what killed so many IBM disks about 3-4 years ago). I tried it once- didn't help me ;).

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The freezer thing definately does work SOME of the time. It could be something to do with head alignment. Anyway, make sure you seal the bag properly. Use a proper sealable bag to keep the moisture out. Also, backup the data immediately afterwards and then get a new drive. It's usually only a temporary solution.

There are lots of other ways of getting data off drives depending on how bad the problem is. If you can't even boot and get strange noises then the freezer trick above can work. If you can still boot up but just very slowly or perhaps some critical system files are badly corrupted and mean you can't boot fully, then you can take the disk out and put it in another machine as a second disk and use recovery software.

You can even get recovery software that you boot from via the CD-ROM drive, meaning that you don't need to get into your OS.

Finally, the specialist recovery people can dismantle disks and perform various sophisticated recovery techniques but, as the other poster said, it can be very expensive.

Some of the tools above are even free.

Try Bart's PE and Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (made using Bart's PE). These allow you to make a Windows live boot CD and contain lots of free tools for doing recovery work. You have to make the CD yourself and you need an original windows CD, but it's straightforward to do and is a fantastic tool.

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OT, but I've also read that if you can obtain the exact same model and production run of your drive (can be possible on ebay), it is possible to open the drives and switch the platters into the functioning drive.

You have to be very clean and this again is only a temporary solution as it is a BAD idea to open hard drives.

NDL

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