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    Re: Computer beeps while booting up

    It might be memory related but the easiest problem to check is the SYSTEM TIMER or simply the bios clock. In which case the cmos battery may just be failing and the time is wrong. Nowadays the bios...
  2. Re: The elemental curiosity of attempting to force Te Reo on the populace ...

    Being an official language means we have the RIGHTS to use it at an official level (government agencies). This does not mean we MUST know it.

    I never had the choice to learn maori. I was evaluated...
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    Re: Some advice re my outside telephone box

    I didnt read everything but the demarc box is owned by chorus and everything up to that point. However, the wiring from there and inside the house is normally your problem.

    I would probably...
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    Re: Linux partition formats.

    How are these speeds benchmarked?

    Anyways, I would say its true that earlier filesystems are faster than their successor because they had smaller block sizes, less features and less metadata,...
  5. Thread: Ransomware

    by Kame
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    Re: Ransomware

    I think everyone needs to realise that minimal user prevention will not work. That is ensuring you don't click anything you don't trust. Everything now needs to be not trusted, including your...
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    Re: Hosting a new forum website

    To be honest, most webhosts will have installable forum software that will fit you.

    Unfortunately, I only use VPS servers now and have not kept up to date with web hosts but I will assume godaddy...
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    Re: 'Laptop' batteries.

    I think a lot of information has aged but there's one reason why you should not keep it on charge.

    The main reason is heat. Heat will eventually lower the life of the batteries and continuously on...
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    Re: Why Can't Android Talk To Linux?

    The tablet needs to be put into mtp (media transfer protocol) mode or mass storage, depending on how old it is, mtp reads sd cards and storage on the tablet, mass storage is just the sd card. For...
  9. Re: Windows fast boot locking all NTFS partitions

    exFAT should work on Linux but you will need the right software. Unfortunately, my Mint machine is offline so I can't ssh into it to check if these files exist, but for manjaro I needed:
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    Re: Need Geek Translation - Linux

    It happens quite often. It is just the downside of using mirrors and catching them in the process of syncing with the official repository.

    I don't believe you're having connection problems, you...
  11. Thread: Towie

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    Re: Towie

    I didn't say anything about being towed. However, they still have every right to charge a fee for the call out at a reasonable cost that covers their expenses. Maybe you should read up on that law...
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    Re: Best Free Photo Slideshow Program for my needs?

    You can do this with powerpoint or if you want to try something a bit newer without cost, libreoffice impress.

    Basically any presentation software sounds like it would meet your requirements.
  13. Thread: Towie

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    Re: Towie

    You could be expecting a tow fee. You can be charged for the call out even if you remove your vehicle before the tow truck arrives.

    I hope they do charge you. What you did had no consideration for...
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    Re: Burning new DVDs from Pinnacle fails at 30%

    Video files that most people see (.avi, .mp4, .mkv) are containers that hold compressed files. They normally contain video and audio but can contain additional extras.

    MPEG4 is the compressed...
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    Re: The first PC. Was it really that long ago?

    Sanyo was partly acquired by Panasonic before they took them over fully.

    Panasonic maybe struggling or still figuring out how to reorganise themselves, they stopped producing TVs.

    Most brands...
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    Re: Burning new DVDs from Pinnacle fails at 30%

    It's been too long but I recall DivX fully supporting chapters (uses MPEG4 part 2) and was quite compatible for most DVD players as well. I think this was the method I used at the time.

    VOB was...
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    Re: PC Cleaning products

    Alcohol free, ammonia free, pH nuetral, anti static, non toxic, disinfectant, vegetable based is normally what most screen cleaners say they do these days.

    Do not have any particular preference of...
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    Re: Rescuing some 5.25" floppies

    I still have 5.25" drives in working condition (internal and external), knowing where I've stored them is the next question, last used 14 years ago when I decided to test the dinosaur out and relive...
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    Re: An ethical dilemma

    Even a $60 t-shirt can be produced the same way. You have no idea if a company paid cents for it and marked it up greatly.

    Understand that places like china, india, etc everyone there is...
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    Re: An ethical dilemma

    I guess there are some unethical sweat shops about, seen some here in NZ too but you may find these factories have at least 10 workers while everything else is machinery and robotics.
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    Re: What items do you find over priced here in NZ

    I only know the meat side of things but by that time the farmers cows should have gotten them gain. So they do not see the value at their lifes end.

    Local prices aren't directly exporters fault,...
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    Re: The first PC. Was it really that long ago?

    I recall the C64 and the ZX dropping hugely until they became non-existent but it was always expensive when you started adding more on. Woolworths use to sell them, now thats saying something.
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    Re: Burning new DVDs from Pinnacle fails at 30%

    It's not DVD itself that is doing the chapters, but the software that adds the menu, index, etc to it. You can accomplish this with most video formats these days and store that to USB, however to...
  24. Thread: Hardware moniotor

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    Re: Hardware moniotor

    What do you want to measure?

    I just find that if you're going to put probes directly on the source you'll be compromising it, unless it doesn't interfere with anything.

    Maybe if you're happy...
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    Re: The first PC. Was it really that long ago?

    $1,900? Was that barebones? you were looking at nearly double just for the monitor if it didn't connect to your TV. Not to mention all the add on cards you needed as well. I recall around the $6k...
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