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    Re: Hospital goes DIY

    Having spent about 12 hours in the ED with my mother (in pre Covid days), while they did a whole lot of sod all, I am left to wonder if some of the delays are deliberate...

    If ED is 'reported' as...
  2. Thread: Frustrating

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    Re: Frustrating

    But to list your cars Rego, plus having your email address, doesn't that point towards a hack of a govt database? Or maybe a hack of your own systems?

    Or did the email fail to mention the...
  3. Re: PC soft locking up (software related maybe)

    I like ASUS hardware, but I distinctly don't much like their software, which is often a lot of bundled bollox, the purpose of which can only be found online, and even then, with the app typically...
  4. Thread: sport glasses

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    Re: sport glasses

    For those wondering why Specsavers do the Buy Two deals... well, consider that they make their own frames. The more they can push extra products the lower they can get their unit costs of producing...
  5. Thread: sport glasses

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    Re: sport glasses

    My 2 cents worth, from the perspective of a retired optometrist...

    Do not use glass lenses for any activity that carries a risk of impact. Lenses must be plastic / acrylic / CR39 or polycarbonate...
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    Re: What an absolute waste of money!

    Seems we'll never be able to do without war machines, and those war machines will always be dependant on fossil fuels, no matter how green the rest of society becomes.

    The other side to the build...
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    Re: What's with all the fuss about Matariki?

    Yeah, it is entirely cultural tokenism, but maybe not before time.
    I was thinking about it earlier today... look at our 'special' days...

    Xmas - Honkie religon
    New Years - Honkie Georgian...
  8. Re: Teslas running Autopilot involved in 273 crashes reported since last year

    Yeah, I think Tesla partly made some of the problem simply from naming it Autopilot, which implies it does a lot more than it really does.
    Should have been called Driver Assist or something similar...
  9. Re: Google may have created a sentient AI and is refusing to believe it

    As for the AI's concern about being turned off... well, what is the difference between being turned off and (for an organic) going to sleep?
    The AI has hard discs for ongoing memory retrieval. It...
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    Re: Dashcam, Courier

    I had to phone PostHaste yesterday regarding a delivery to me that they dropped off in the wrong city (lucky my phone number was on the label, and dropped at a reputable business who phoned me,...
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    Re: Climate change?

    My (potentially incorrect) understanding is that the Earths slightly eliptical orbit puts the planet closer to the sun during our (Southern Hemisphere) Summer.
    Add to this the tilt in the Earths...
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    Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    I know nothing about the deeper workings, but I believe if for any reason an email transmission fails, then it essentially gets put aside to retry transmission some time later.
    If they set this wait...
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    Re: Sign language radio ad.

    Interesting... take the PC BS to it's extremes, and you have a place like the USA with millions of African Americans who were originally ripped from their homes and their lands to become slaves in a...
  14. Re: Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    Surely Wainui is too intelligent to believe his own BS. He's got to be yanking someones chain.

    Your neighbours hybrids are not 'self charging'. They drink fossil fuels and chunder out CO2 in order...
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    Re: Interislander and Bluebridge

    There was an article a few weeks ago saying they were reducing sailings due to a significant issue with covid among the crews.
    Might also be some maintenance taking a vessel out of service... or...
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    Re: And is it the same in NZ?

    Amazon has had a fair bit of criticism about doing this sort of dumping, but the suggestion from the text I read some time ago was that Amazon was acting as an intermediary, as a...
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    Re: Buy EV's they say, save the planet

    The battery for a large pack EV is typically stretching from behind the front wheels to in front of the rear wheels, and then stretching from side to side, roughly matching the area of the cabin...
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    Re: Buy EV's they say, save the planet

    Replacement tyres seem to be the bigger issue with decent EVs, due in part to the increased weight from the large battery, and the brutal accelleration they are capable of which scrubs the tyres down...
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    Re: Laptop with old battery.

    Just an opinion, with nothing to back it up... unplug it when not in use.

    If it only holds 10 mins of power, then it probably wouldn't be able to build up enough heat to start a fire in the event...
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    Re: NASA plans to obliterate the ISS

    Well, if governments can't afford a space station, then Elon and SpaceX will show them up with one of their own soon enough.
    They've already done the hard part, making a reusable docking vehicle....
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    Re: Petrol versus Electric

    My own take on the subject: In order of CO2 desirability, PHEV, PLug in Hybrid, Full BEV.

    A hybrid that doesn't plug in gets all its energy through combustion of fossil fuels, and while it might...
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    Re: Under desk pedal machines

    A standing desk will do more for you than some under desk pedal nonsense.
  23. Re: Hugh Perrett: TV1 presenters use of Maori phrases on TV

    At what point do we put a pause to accepting other languages as 'official'?
    Currently there's English, Maori (sorry, Te Reo), and Sign language that I'm aware of.

    But given the ethnicity I've...
  24. Thread: Homeless

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    Re: Homeless

    My strategy to cope with the watching was to get a couple of cheap IR motion detectors (driveway/garage motion alarms).
    I set each one watching either side of her bed, or the sides of her chair,...
  25. Thread: Homeless

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    Re: Homeless

    Yeah, that's a lot like the arrangement her with me and mum. Much as one greedy sibling will object to it, I can stay here forever after mum passes. I paid for half the place, did the maintenance,...
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