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  1. Thread: AiExpress orders

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    Re: AiExpress orders

    China doesnt follow the rules we expect from businesses . Ive heard horror stories of a container load of one product sent to NZ, where the front of the container had the good working product
    &...
  2. Thread: Why is it so?

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    Re: Why is it so?

    Its growing out of my ears now. Does that count :)
  3. Thread: Black Friday

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    Re: Black Friday

    Xmas & Easter are a nod to our ancient pagan gods . The halo over Jesus's head in paintings is a nod to the Sun god .
    We support the pagan gods by celebrating those days, less relevent to modern NZ...
  4. Thread: Why is it so?

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    Re: Why is it so?

    Is that still a thing ? Do they use it for the smell ?
    I thought it would have died out with Brylcreem & cologne. :)

    its damn hard to find mens deordorant/antiperspirant that doesnt stink like...
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    Re: So Much For This Crazy Theory

    this was the model that NZ covid denyers wanted to follow
    are those in the NZ media puting forward Sweeden as a role model , now going to admit how absolutely wrong they were ?

    in country with a...
  6. Thread: AiExpress orders

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    Re: AiExpress orders

    Some of the Aliexpress sellers are dishonest : fake goods , nothing like description, dont send & give fake tracking numbers
    Most are Ok & really dont want bad feedback. Ive only had 2 dodgy...
  7. Thread: Why is it so?

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    Re: Why is it so?

    I would be happy to just have hair on the top of my head :)
  8. Thread: Black Friday

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    Re: Black Friday

    Briscos and Godfreys will be having another sale :)
  9. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    family home, where you live : primary function is a place to live in . So no tax on that .

    owning 2nd, 3rd, 4th house : primary function is to make a profit . Otherwise why would you buy it. So...
  10. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    Yes .
    I bought my home so I would have somewhere to live . If I sold it I'd have to buy another to live in.
    I cant make money off my only home , because I'd have to replace it if sold .

    Family...
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    Re: Covid response rate

    the govt is still letting foreigners in
    if you have alot of $ , you can get in
    if you have a sob storey , you can get in
    if you are coming here to work, you can get in
    if you are a diplomat ,...
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    Re: Covid response rate

    1/10
    Lets not confuse the govts response with the fact that NZ is an isolated island(s) at the bottom of the world
    NZ is doing so well because we are an isolated island.

    Covid was known about...
  13. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    Its quite simple.
    Any house you dont live in is an investment & taxable.
    If you own more than 1 house , its an investment and is taxable.

    The laws are allready there for the IRD to tax houses...
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    You know the welfare system has become a nonsense , when someone I know , who's wife is on a good salary, was getting govt handouts (family support or similar).
    they saved those govt handouts to...
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    Nope, they havnt contibuted enough to cover their pensions .
    They havnt contributed enough to cover what the govt spent on their behalf. Hence all the debt that the next generations will be paying...
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    Re: Lifetime warranty - with new older stuff?

    Lifetime guarantees are a scam .
    Nothing more than marketing BS .

    Anyone who believes they'll be warranty covered forever is a bit foolish :)

    An AntiVirus prodct we used to sell (long ago)...
  17. Thread: AiExpress orders

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    Re: AiExpress orders

    just thank your lucky gods they are being and actually offering a refund. Thats an honest seller , they rarely amit they cant get stock .

    Aliexpress has some of thje most dishonest seller out...
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    Re: Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    a few of the very cheapy laptops wouldnt accept more than 2Gb RAM anyway .
    Good point, it may be better suited to a lightweight linux distro.

    MS should really be ramping up minimum spec for OS's...
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    Re: Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    Im seeing that more & more . :-(
    PC's so slow they are barely usable , all due to HD running slow , and not enough RAM so paging to HD making things even worse
    Customer wants a magic fix, doesnt...
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    Re: Is that the end of CDs and DVDs?

    The last PC game I bought as a retail box , needed online registration (via steam) and then proceeded to redownload the whole game (rather than just the update) , all 3Gb of it, despite having the...
  21. Re: Chrome : slurping up your saved passwords & sending to them Google

    In order for some things to work properly (eg network shares) , Win needs to cache(?) some passwords

    However Win10 doesnt send all your unrelated logins & passwords up to Microsofts servers . Not...
  22. Chrome : slurping up your saved passwords & sending to them Google

    This is a bit disturbing

    "To check whether you have any compromised passwords, Chrome sends a copy of your usernames and passwords to Google...."...
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    Re: Is that the end of CDs and DVDs?

    Most PC's and laptops no longer have a CD/DVD drive as standard
    Most paid for software is now a download instead of on a disk .
    I guess digital downloads of software keeps the Software Developers...
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    all to easy to pass judgement on trump voters from a distant NZ
    A high percentage of the US are very conservative in beliefs and values. That doesnt make them morons .

    a vote for trump was a...
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    Re: Suggestions for new laptop

    Why a laptop ?

    A PC is cheaper, faster , more reliable , easier & cheaper to repair , easier to upgrade .
    If you dont need the portability of a laptop, dont get one.
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