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    Re: Image Stabilisation

    The effectiveness of mechanical stabilisation varies between different cameras, but testing has shown that you can generally expect a 2 - 3 stop advantage.

    So, using the usual rule of thumb, at a...
  2. Thread: intel price cut

    by alasta
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    Re: intel price cut

    What's the chance of these price cuts trickling down to the entry level notebook Core 2 Duo processors? I was planning to buy a new notebook in the next couple of weeks but now I'm thinking that it...
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    Re: Standalone Anti-Virus vs. Security Suites

    Thanks. That makes things much clearer for me.

    It's interesting that Comodo Firewall doesn't seem to support Windows Vista. I guess that's something that they'll tackle in due course.
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    Re: Standalone Anti-Virus vs. Security Suites

    I have a Mac Mini tied to my desk at home which I'm quite happy with so I will continue to use it, but the need has arisen for me to get a notebook also. I'll be getting a Windows based machine...
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    Re: Standalone Anti-Virus vs. Security Suites

    So if I were to get Avast Home or Pro and couple it with a standalone firewall utility then I would have everything that I need to maintain a reasonable degree of security? Edit : I see that you've...
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    Standalone Anti-Virus vs. Security Suites

    I'm planning on buying a Windows based notebook at some stage over the next few weeks, and I want to ensure that I have all the security software that I need beforehand. Based on the feedback that...
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    Re: Overseas domain name registers

    You don't have to be based in Australia to register a .au domain name, but you are required to have an ABN (Australian business number).
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    Re: Monitor Buying Advice

    That's what I'd be interested to know. I was originally planning on getting a 15", but decided apon the 17" which I realised that the price difference between the two was next to nothing. I'm on a...
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    Re: Monitor Buying Advice

    I haven't actually bought it yet! I'm intending to buy in the next couple of weeks, unless a new Mini gets announced in San Francisco next week, in which case I might hold off a bit longer. I used...
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    Re: Monitor Buying Advice

    No, it will be connected to a Mac Mini which will be used mainly for Internet browsing, storing photos and playing music.

    Nothing too serious.
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    Re: Monitor Buying Advice

    Yea, after I hit the send button, I sort of realised that $30 is a pretty small price to pay if it gives me a bit of extra piece of mind.
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    Monitor Buying Advice

    Hi all.

    I'm thinking of buying a 17" LCD monitor in the very near future. I see that basic Polyview and ChiMei models are available for not much more than $300, and I'm wondering if anyone has any...
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    Re: Is there really anything so bad about apple?

    I've actually been very impressed with the user interface of iTunes, and find it to be much more intuitive and reliable than Windows Media Player. Your signature suggests that you're a PC user, so...
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    Re: Is there really anything so bad about apple?

    You need to be careful when you take opinions on this. Most people who have an opinion on Apple products are at one extreme or the other and brand loyalty seems to overrule facts.

    For what it's...
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    Re: IEM Ear Phones + Dangers

    Very true. I'm actually more concerned about the volume of the music in bars than the volume of my iPod. At least my iPod allows me access to a volume control.
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    Re: IEM Ear Phones + Dangers

    I agree with Maccrazy. The biggest hearing damage risk occurs when people crank up the volume to drown out background noise, so in this respect closed headphones provide an advantage.

    Any type of...
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    Re: Cell site map for Vodafone

    As far as I'm aware the exact locations of transmission sites are not common knowledge. I think your only solution will be to identify properties that you're interested in which fall within the...
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    Re: IT careers and jobs...

    At my workplace we have struggled when the need has arisen to find web developers. I believe that this will continue to be a growth area for many years, so it may be worth considering as a career.
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  19. Re: itunes officially opens for NZ this wednesday or thursday!

    Now where have I heard that before...

    This must be the hundredth rumour that we've heard about the iTunes Music Store setting up shop here, so this is probably just another false start.
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    Re: Connect Vodem on windows start

    By and large the Vodem works well, but I agree that the whole user interface is frustrating. I don't know if others have experienced this, but I find that when I plug it into the USB port, I have to...
  21. Thread: Norton

    by alasta
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    Re: Norton

    I've heard nothing but bad things about Norton recently, but I've been using it for a while now and I've yet to have a problem. I will probably replace it with something else next year when my...
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    Re: anybody know the new vodafone prepay plan?

    They're running a teaser campaign which will lead them to reveal a new product for PrePay users next month. Speculation is that the new offering will allow you to nominate a contact and receive flat...
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    Backup Software Recommendation

    I have two portable storage devices which I use for regular backups. I copy my personal documents to a flash memory drive on a weekly basis, and I use an external hard drive for comprehensive monthly...
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    Re: Setting up new laptop questions :)

    I've always wondered why Acer do this. My Acer notebook also has its hard drive split into two partitions and whilst it's not enough of an annoyance for me to go to the hassle of trying to...
  25. Thread: Lost phone

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    Re: Lost phone

    Surely you cancelled your phone account or had your SIM card disabled when you realised it had been stolen? If the theives are using your phone number, then they are potentially making phone calls at...
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