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  1. Re: How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    Changed to Skinny with the 3 free months but 1 week too early. They doing 6 months free now oh well. Going from Big Pipe which is also Telecom Spark NZ. The Internet didn't go off past the...
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    Re: PC Recording via Mic input

    Many motherboards should have a line-in. If a laptop then you may need to get a capture audio device. There are ways to convert the mic-in so line-in works. People do that with digital cameras if...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    Astro and star trails then blending images into one? Sports and wildlife? Time lapse? :confused: Or maybe just because they can. I just looked at my Lightroom catalog my digital files are...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    The chemist places etc .. outsourced the job to a lab because they were lower cost from what I read they just hit the auto button without any user input that you might had gotten at a more expensive...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    I don't have access to a darkroom at home. So I develop BW film in a changing bag or a wardrobe. I use a Paterson tank. I put the film inside it. Walk out and develop it in my bathroom. Hang to...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    It is not just to get a image out of it. It is the thought and enjoyment and the process. I guess it is like saying why paint if I could just take a photo? Why knit if I could just buy? By make...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    I still shoot film, I also shoot medium format larger size film.

    On Facebook you can sell the cameras ... the group is called "New Zealand Analogue Photography Buy Sell" if in working condition...
  8. Re: How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    I've found with power companies and also ISPs (separately not combos together) the better deals are those that give you credits. Power companies might give up to $150 credit for electricity and...
  9. Re: How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    2Degrees sent us the last bill in advance which is when my contract ends went up by $15/mo. I was able to sign another 12 months the same deal as others less the $100 credit for new clients only. ...
  10. Re: How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    Skinny does a $60 unlimited 4G. Or $50 with a Skinny mobile.
    https://www.skinny.co.nz/broadband
  11. How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    Just curious to know this. I do it every year often back to the same company. I don't always get the same deal as new customers though. How often do you do it? With ISPs, if your contract ends and...
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    Re: Lockdown? What Lockdown?

    Aucklanders driving down to Hamilton for fast food Wednesday? Haha. Hopefully they have enough chickens this round ... ;)
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    Re: Lockdown? What Lockdown?

    I have noticed more cars this time than last year's lockdown. I stood on the motorway bridge which is 10min walk from my place, I stood there for 5mins I couldn't get a photo with no cars in it.
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  14. Re: Wall clocks - that plugs to the wall instead?

    Yep, we have charged up rechargeables, all 4 have gone slow within the same day or by the next day. We also bought a new packet of 4x AA copper top Duracells from Bunnings and it seems like losing...
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    Re: How long do your laptops last?

    I use a PC now and it's better for photo editing. When I used 2yr old a Pentium 3 600Mhz a Thinkpad X20 a model from 2000 it was used everyday for uni. I think I donated to the Wellington City...
  16. Wall clocks - that plugs to the wall instead?

    Anyone know something of this? I have hunted around and there doesn't appear to be any, they all tend to be AA battery operated ones and then there are smart clocks or Google Alexa compatible but...
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    Re: PC keep doing a chkdsk upon start

    After the format and sync of the files, Windows error checking - no issues.

    Crystal Disk Info: All Blue.

    I have C: SSD
    E: is the affected 1TB Blue Western Digital.

    D and F: are 500GB...
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    Re: PC keep doing a chkdsk upon start

    At the moment, I just formatted the drive and using SyncBack to resync my data files across to it.


    Before, at the start. The issue was it was working but I couldn't add photos to Adobe...
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    PC keep doing a chkdsk upon start

    I have used the following in CMD "chkdsk E: /f /x" but it keeps doing the chkdsk checking my E:. My E: is my data drive, my C: is the boot SSD.

    Help is appreciated.

    Prior to this my Adobe...
  20. Re: What have you done with your old film prints and negatives?

    Not a large market. Film photography groups on FB and buy and sell groups. People do use them, some even make wet prints in the darkroom and make platinum prints which I haven't tried. After using...
  21. Re: What have you done with your old film prints and negatives?

    Yep if it's not fancy prob a limited market for it esp the cheap point and shoots. High end point and shoots get quite a lot actually. Entry level plastic family SLRs honestly prob $50-100 prob on...
  22. Re: What have you done with your old film prints and negatives?

    You might be a bit surprised. It would never go back what the level it was but there is a bit of a resurgence with film photography. Some older buffs still use film now. A local lab said most of...
  23. Re: What have you done with your old film prints and negatives?

    With a scanner be it a film scanner feature even off a flatbed or a cheaper flatbed scanner for prints.

    Produce a slide show video file and even add music.
  24. Thread: Toasted Computer

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    Re: Toasted Computer

    If you want to keep some of the files. Back them up by taking the HDD out and plugging into another PC.
  25. What have you done with your old film prints and negatives?

    Those of you who know what is film before we had digital. What have you done with the 6x4 prints or maybe other sizes they had in the past and the film negatives? I have an interest in photography...
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