• Is it legal for a manager to lower what I'm paid for overtime AFTER I've already done the overtime agreed [UK]?

    Ok so basically I was offered a fixed amount (£65) to go in on a Saturday morning and do some overtime. Normally the amount is £50 for a Saturday but my manager said he'd pay me the extra because it takes me 2 hours travel to and from work. So I went in and did the overtime but now 3 weeks later another manager (the next one up from my manager)... show more
    Ok so basically I was offered a fixed amount (£65) to go in on a Saturday morning and do some overtime. Normally the amount is £50 for a Saturday but my manager said he'd pay me the extra because it takes me 2 hours travel to and from work. So I went in and did the overtime but now 3 weeks later another manager (the next one up from my manager) has decided he's not authorising the £65 and has reduced it to £50. Now it's not a huge amount but I have done three Saturdays which he has now reduced the amount for. Is that legal for them to do that AFTER I have done the overtime for an agreed amount of pay?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 3 years ago
  • Poor performance in GTA Vice City?

    I got the GTA Classics on Steam and they all work fine, except for Vice City. It suffers from slow downs and stuttering as if my PC is struggling to run it. My Specs: Windows 7 x64 Q6600 2.4Ghz overclocked to 3Ghz 4GB DDR2 1066 Mhz OCZ SLI Ready RAM (running at 800Mhz due to weird motherboard issue where if I use all 4 slots I can't run... show more
    I got the GTA Classics on Steam and they all work fine, except for Vice City. It suffers from slow downs and stuttering as if my PC is struggling to run it. My Specs: Windows 7 x64 Q6600 2.4Ghz overclocked to 3Ghz 4GB DDR2 1066 Mhz OCZ SLI Ready RAM (running at 800Mhz due to weird motherboard issue where if I use all 4 slots I can't run the RAM at 1066Mhz or it will keep crashing) 512MB GeForce 9600GT I can run all my other games fine including GTA IV and EFLC and the PC should easily be able to run Vice City. I had this issue with the retail version too so it's not an issue with the Steam version in particular. Also on my older system - 3.2Ghz Pentium D, 2GB DDR400 RAM, 256MB 8600GT - it runs fine. Has anyone else had a problem running this on relatively recent hardware?
    3 answers · Video & Online Games · 8 years ago
  • Strange video problem?

    Hi, I have been trying to help my friend who is having a problem but I have tried everything I can think of. OK, he recently bought a motherboard to replace his old one that was having problems. I set it up and installed everything for him and it was working fine. Two days ago he shut down his PC as normal but when he turned it on again... show more
    Hi, I have been trying to help my friend who is having a problem but I have tried everything I can think of. OK, he recently bought a motherboard to replace his old one that was having problems. I set it up and installed everything for him and it was working fine. Two days ago he shut down his PC as normal but when he turned it on again later there was no video. I tested his onboard graphics and it worked. I thought it must be the card then - but I tried his card in my PC and it works fine. I then thought maybe it's a dodgy PCIe slot - but I tested my card in his and it worked fine also. I have tried: Resetting the BIOS. Taking the PC apart and putting it back together. Changing monitors. Testing card in different PC - works fine Testing different card in this PC - works fine Putting my PSU in his PC in case it was his PSU and still the same problem. His specs: Gigabyte M68M-S2P (Rev 1.0) Motherboard - http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherbo... 2GB DDR2 RAM @ 667Mhz 256Mb Sparkle GeForce 8600GT AMD Athlon 64X2 4000 (2.1Ghz) Generic 400W PSU My specs: ASRock P43DE Motherboard (Rev 1.0) - http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Mo... 3GB DDR2 RAM @ 667Mhz 512MB Zotac GeForce 9600GT Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz CoolerMaster GX 750 PSU If anybody has any ideas on how to fix this I would appreciate it. Clearly both boards and both cards DO work.
    3 answers · Other - Hardware · 8 years ago
  • What could have caused my keyboard cable to melt?

    Last night while playing GTA IV on my PC (using a controller) I kept hearing the sound windows makes when you plug/unplug a USB device. I minimised the game to see the USB device not recognised message and none of my USB devices worked (including my controller which worked until I minimised the game). While investigating I discovered the cable to my... show more
    Last night while playing GTA IV on my PC (using a controller) I kept hearing the sound windows makes when you plug/unplug a USB device. I minimised the game to see the USB device not recognised message and none of my USB devices worked (including my controller which worked until I minimised the game). While investigating I discovered the cable to my keyboard was HOT, not just warm but HOT, and it had melted through. I disconnected the keyboard and all my USB devices worked again. I have plugged my spare keyboard in and everything is working fine again and the cable temperature on this keyboard is normal. What would have caused that, there was nothing hot anywhere near my desk that could have melted it????
    8 answers · Other - Hardware · 8 years ago
  • Never Mind The Buzzcocks?

    It was Series 22 I know that much.
    It was Series 22 I know that much.
    3 answers · Comedy · 9 years ago
  • Think I may have messed up on my choice of PSU?

    Apologies for the long question. OK, I bought: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Motherboard Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz CPU Zotac 9600GT 512MB Graphics card Also I have in my system 3GB DDR667 RAM 2 SATA hard drives 1 DVD writer 1 case fan Now money was tight after buying the three components I bought and I never bought a new PSU...until my... show more
    Apologies for the long question. OK, I bought: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Motherboard Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz CPU Zotac 9600GT 512MB Graphics card Also I have in my system 3GB DDR667 RAM 2 SATA hard drives 1 DVD writer 1 case fan Now money was tight after buying the three components I bought and I never bought a new PSU...until my old one blew. Well I say blew, it still worked even after the burning smell, the spark and the big bang :P It seems the fan on the PSU was what blew as this was no longer working. Fortunately for me it never took anything else with it. So I had no choice but to get a new PSU but having not a lot of money to spare I bought a Winpower ATX-750 PSU for £29.90. The specs are: Input: 115VAC 7A Max 60Hz 230VAC 4A Max 50Hz Output: +5V 36A Max +3.3V 35A Max +12V1 18A Max +12V2 21A Max -12V 0.3A Max +5V/SB 2.0A Max Now the 9600GT has a minimum recommended power requirement of 400Watt PSU with 26A on the 12V Rail. I am currently using the 6 Pin PCIe connector on the PSU, so that's not enough amps right? If I use the Molex to PCIe adaptor and plug one Molex plug from each rail would that provide the required amps? Also I am now aware that winpower is not a good brand, but not having a lot of money I can't afford to spend the same on my PSU as I did on the Graphics card or Processor. Anybody have any advice on what I should do? It is running ok at the moment I'm just worried about damaging the new stuff. For the record my old psu blew while playing a game but ran fine otherwise, I'm worried that this one may do the same.
    4 answers · Other - Hardware · 9 years ago
  • Can I safely put my laptop hard drive into my desktop PC?

    The laptop died when someone spilt beer on it. I want to see if the hard drive is still ok and recover any data off it. I don't know if, for example, the power requirements of a laptop hard drive are the same as a desktop hard drive. I don't want to blow the hard drive if it's still working. It is a SATA connection so it can be done I... show more
    The laptop died when someone spilt beer on it. I want to see if the hard drive is still ok and recover any data off it. I don't know if, for example, the power requirements of a laptop hard drive are the same as a desktop hard drive. I don't want to blow the hard drive if it's still working. It is a SATA connection so it can be done I just need to know if it's ok to do so.
    8 answers · Other - Hardware · 10 years ago
  • Windows Media Player 11 "Not Configured For The Internet"?

    Hi, I am running Windows Vista x64 and Windows Media Player will not connect to the internet saying "Windows Media Player is not configured for the internet. Run the internet connection wizard and try again" Well there isn't an internet connection wizard in Vista that I can find and besides that I do have the internet set up and... show more
    Hi, I am running Windows Vista x64 and Windows Media Player will not connect to the internet saying "Windows Media Player is not configured for the internet. Run the internet connection wizard and try again" Well there isn't an internet connection wizard in Vista that I can find and besides that I do have the internet set up and working. Everything else connects. I checked my firewall to make sure it wasn't blocking it and it isn't. I searched the internet and found some people with the same problem but no solutions, does anybody know how to solve this?
    2 answers · Software · 1 decade ago
  • Error message when ejecting DVD drive?

    Whenever I eject my DVD drive or unmount from a virtual drive I get the following error message: "Exception Processing Message 0xc0000013 Parameters 0x7616023C 0x852E13A4 0x716023C 0x7616023C". I use Vista, it didn't always happen, though I can't remember exactly when it started so don't know what caused it, anyone have... show more
    Whenever I eject my DVD drive or unmount from a virtual drive I get the following error message: "Exception Processing Message 0xc0000013 Parameters 0x7616023C 0x852E13A4 0x716023C 0x7616023C". I use Vista, it didn't always happen, though I can't remember exactly when it started so don't know what caused it, anyone have an idea what it is? It's starting to bug the hell out of me.
    3 answers · Other - Hardware · 1 decade ago
  • Any one know of a free LAN messenger client?

    I'm looking for a messenger client that works across lan rather than the internet, free if possible, does anyone know of any?
    I'm looking for a messenger client that works across lan rather than the internet, free if possible, does anyone know of any?
    2 answers · Software · 1 decade ago
  • Torrent hogging the internet?

    Ok, we have 2 computers (one is running Vista 32-bit, the other XP Pro) on one cable broadband connection via a router. Both want to run torrent at the same time but without dramatically slowing down other internet programs, mainly internet explorer. We have tried setting download/upload limits in the torrent clients but if both machines are running... show more
    Ok, we have 2 computers (one is running Vista 32-bit, the other XP Pro) on one cable broadband connection via a router. Both want to run torrent at the same time but without dramatically slowing down other internet programs, mainly internet explorer. We have tried setting download/upload limits in the torrent clients but if both machines are running torrent one machine always seems to get priority over the other and internet browsing becomes impossible. Is there anything that we can do to allow both machines to get fair download speeds and still be able to browse the internet?
    2 answers · Computer Networking · 1 decade ago