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  1. Re: For 50+ years I have voted Labour ... but no more !

    TANSTAAFL

    Tertiary education was never free.

    Anything provided 'free' to the populace by our profligate-with-other-people's-money politicians is paid for by taxpayers.

    And if I recall...
  2. Thread: Roll call 2017

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    Re: Roll call 2017

    Still about, infrequently
  3. Thread: Donald Trump

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    Re: Donald Trump

    No. The bleaters should get a life. If you're not American, you didn't have a say, so what's the point in going on and on. Make your point, move on. Two months is way too long to still be repeatedly...
  4. Thread: Donald Trump

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    Re: Donald Trump

    It doesn't matter whether it's a democracy or a federal republic or whatever you like to call it.

    It's the system they have - right or wrong - and if one side doesn't like the result it brings,...
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    Re: Spark partners with netflix : free netflix

    You're obviously following the thread on Geekzone too! :D
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    I don't expect to get 1000/500 100% of the time, but I do expect to get a significant percentage of the rate their advertising claims.

    To me, getting 820/460 on one speed test and then ten...
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    I might have to give them a call - I'm not getting consistent results.

    Sometimes I'm down to 300 down (locally), which is still good, but not what I'm paying for....

    This is the Telstra...
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    The Netflix service at fast.com is reporting around 700 Mbps down - which is plenty for streaming from their servers, but understandably a little different from Spark's servers
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    I try to work on the basis of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", having had some bad experiences with various items over the years..
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    $139 a month - time to review my mobile plan - think I'm paying too much there and can trim it a bit....
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    The bog standard Huawei 659 that Spark provide (I have a TP-Link in the lounge for the WiFi for the house).

    I just upgraded from "Naked Unlimited" to "Fibre MAX" - technically, it's supposed to be...
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    I don't want to brag or anything....

    :banana

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  13. Re: Monday Laughs: Kids, Questions, Male Earrings, and the Oirish agin!

    What do you call 8 hobbits?
    A hobbyte

    There's a band called 1023MB. They haven't had any gigs yet.

    I named my hard drive “dat ass.” so once a month my computer asks if I want to “back dat...
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    Re: Happy Birthday ... Johcar !!!

    So you follow a certain blog too? :D

    (and although I did do a tour that covered some of Prague's below-ground places of interest, I actually meant "wandering around Europe", rather than under. I...
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    Re: Happy Birthday ... Johcar !!!

    Thanks guys - a little distracted at the moment, wandering under Europe. The Intertubes isn't really a priority at the moment....
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    Re: Nexus 6 - bluetooth problems

    Bizarrely, it seems to have sorted itself. I got my daughter to try to connect her 5X at the same time as me, and out popped up. All good!!!
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    Re: Nexus 6 - bluetooth problems

    Yep. Restarting problem devices is my go-to tool in the first instance...
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    Re: Nexus 6 - bluetooth problems

    Yes, I was also thinking factory reset. But as I am about to leave for Europe for three weeks, I might just let it slide for now.

    Maybe Nougat will sort it all out....
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    Re: Nexus 6 - bluetooth problems

    And was working perfectly a couple of days ago. No Android updates in that timeframe...
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    Re: Nexus 6 - bluetooth problems

    No - hasn't been dropped.

    It can connect to the soundbar for the TV and my Halo Fusion headset - but doesn't 'see' anything else. It's bizarre.

    I also have a Moto G (2nd gen) that sees all four...
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    Nexus 6 - bluetooth problems

    Running 6.0.1.

    A couple of days ago it 'forgot' my car bluetooth, my clock radio bluetooth and a couple of other bluetooth devices. It won't even 'see' my car now, even if I try to force connect....
  22. Thread: P J's Maryann

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    Re: P J's Maryann

    I am sorry for your loss PJ. My sincere condolences...
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    Re: Panasonic TH-60CX700Z stuck on HDMI3 channel

    Good suggestion - that was one of the checks I did also...
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    Re: Panasonic TH-60CX700Z stuck on HDMI3 channel

    Tried all that - unplugged HDMI connections and totally restarted (at the wall) the TV. Including an overnight switch off (at the wall)...

    Temperamental technology!!!

    I WILL get to the bottom...
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    Re: Panasonic TH-60CX700Z stuck on HDMI3 channel

    Managed to get around the issue (and now I know how to fix it the next time it happens).

    On the back/side of the TV are some buttons (Channel up/down, Volume up/down and INPUT) - I used these to...
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