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    Re: Orcon Internet Speeds

    Been doing speed check about every 15 mins since the speed dropped, now at 9:35pm it's jumped up to 50 down & 9 up. That's a huge speed discrepancy.
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    Re: Orcon Internet Speeds

    Around 8:10 tonight I had 64 down & 10 up, 5 minutes later the streaming started jittering, tested speeds & got 5 down & 7 up. Somethings definitely wrong. They opened another job on it yesterday &...
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    Orcon Internet Speeds

    Hello
    Has anyone else had a problem with Orcons internet speed? I've got a VDSL connection that according to them, is supposed to be able to handle congestion. This has been going on for a while...
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    Re: Windows 10 Pro upgrade install failed

    I thought I'd share my upgrade story.
    I upgraded from W7U, didn't bother with W8 mainly because everything I read about it & the experiences I had when playing with it were bad. The computer is a...
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    Re: Noisy PC - power supply ?

    You can get a piece of hose, hold it to your ear & move the other end over each fan in your PC box to find where the noise is coming from. But if the noise changes when you touch the power supply...
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    Re: Galaxy S3-Jelly Bean Update performance issues

    I'm happy enough with mine. Although it does occasionally reboot for no apparant reason. As far as battery life goes. Mine was diabolical after the jellybean update. Installed Juice Defender, left...
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    Re: Which car to get? Honda or Ford

    The Ford may drive slightly better, but the Honda will be far more reliable & generally cheaper to run. Parts availability for the Honda will be much better too
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    Re: Orcon mail settings for Thunderbird?

    I use Thunderbird. Had heaps of problems with IMAP. Changed to POP & all is well.

    Server Name mail.orcon.net.nz
    Port 587
    Username Blah Blah
    Authentication ...
  9. Re: Windows 7 freezes during install at windows starting up screen

    Yep, it was painful. I've got backups, but not enough. I've got to get one of the dead drives going again.
  10. Re: Windows 7 freezes during install at windows starting up screen

    Thanks for the reply. I stripped the whole thing down, including cpu. Gave it a clean up, re-assembled it & left out the pci cards. Problem solved. One or all of them are faulty. Wndows installed &...
  11. Windows 7 freezes during install at windows starting up screen

    Here's one for the tech guys
    Yesterday my power supply made a horrible noise. I thought maybe the thing was chocca with dust etc & the fan had seized. I removed it, had a sniff,it didn't smell...
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    Re: Ant auto sparkies here?

    First thing I'd check is the battery connections, leads & earth contacts. Crank the engine over for a few seconds without starting the engine if poss half a dozen times. If the terminals or wires...
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    Re: Happy birthday Phil B

    Thank you
    After a quick check of the emails etc, I'm spending the evening having a few cold beers with the family
    Cheers
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    Re: Panasonic vs Sony

    I had a Panasonic 26" CRT for 13 years before I replaced it with Philips. That was a huge mistake. The Panasonic still worked & that's more than I could say for the Philips. Got my money back on that...
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    Re: Road Rules Change 5am Sunday 25 March 2012

    It's about 20 years late, but we got there. Should make the roads a much safer place. But in the meantime, I'm getting a tank
  16. Thread: Holden Astra

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    Re: Holden Astra

    Outside temperature sensors are normally in behind the front bumper, behind the spoiler etc. That sort of area. Somewhere out of the direct air flow
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    Re: European mains lead

    Try Warren at WOT electronics in St Heliers. He's a repair agent for Denon.
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    Re: Excel 2003 - entering/converting date formats

    150112 works ok in mine. 1112 works, it gives 01/01/2012, 11112 gives 1/11/2012. 110112 gives 11/01/2012. My columns are formatted DDMMYYYY, but in enter DDMMYY. As soon as you enter the year in YYYY...
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    Re: Excel 2003 - entering/converting date formats

    Hi Jen.. Here's another version. You have to enter the ranges you want manually. You can have up to 30. Hopefully highlighted in red, you can see where to insert/change etc.
    If you always use DDMMYY...
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    Re: Excel 2003 - entering/converting date formats

    Tested after posting & it's not working properly
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    Re: Excel 2003 - entering/converting date formats

    Hi Jen.. I can't take full credit for this macro. I found it a while ago & it's one I've used before. I changed it a bit to make it do what I want. I think it may be of use to you...
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    Re: How to best deal with a hacked Hotmail account

    Just leave it to die & open another account
  23. Thread: Lack of jobs??

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    Re: Lack of jobs??

    My son did a 4 year apprenticeship + 1 year for management & to get the city & guilds qualification, all done here in NZ. He did the C&G as it's more acceptable around the world than the NZ version....
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    Re: Smart power meters.

    Who cares what they think. It's your money, turn it off. If it's off they can't charge you for consuming, most likely still have to pay all the other line charges etc etc etc
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    Re: washing M/c question.

    One of the main problems with out of balance is stuffing to much washing in the machine. It then goes round & round in a clump. It seems to affect top loaders more than front. We had F&P top loaders...
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