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    Re: Acer Aspire E1 series Model no Q5WPH

    What if you try an external keyboard?

    Maybe the BIOS is cheap and expects a drive to be plugged in, or it'll hang...
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    Re: Speed test App for Android

    In that case then you'd be better off running a local speed test to a wired PC on the LAN.

    Especially if you're setting up a super fast Wi-Fi router, where the results could be skewed by your...
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    Re: Speed test App for Android

    This.
    I wouldn't even bother running a speedtest on a phone.

    A wired connection is the only way to get accurate results.
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    Re: Acer Aspire E1 series Model no Q5WPH

    Put a new drive in it?
  5. Re: le Viaduc de Millau - the tallest bridge in the world

    But what happens when the 120 years is up?
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    Re: Webcam with Mic Recommendation

    It looks like the C270i is optimized for use with Smart TVs, perhaps.
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    Re: Reset password of Facebook

    Ech, farcebook is a load of drivel anyway, you're probably better off leaving it buried!
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    Re: Travelling in Covid NZ

    And you believed something the government said?
  9. Thread: OMG, the news

    by Agent_24
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    Re: OMG, the news

    It's a medical miracle, how two people without a braincell between them have been able to function this far in society!
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    Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Here's to hoping they lose a lot of customers from this!
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    Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Exactly. Not common, but it happens from time to time.

    Like the recent one in RDP they even patched XP for.
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    Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    And with a good enough security exploit in the email client you could even get the email to deliver some kind of payload to the computer without the email needing to be viewed by the user at all.
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    Re: Stressful time of year

    The insanity that passes for modern life is always more stressful if you've just had a holiday away from it.
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    Re: Onekdailyprofits scam

    You probably have alerts enabled for some website in your browser that lets them push notifications to you.

    In the settings somewhere in the browser will be notification permissions. Look for some...
  15. Re: Solutions welcome to this issue - tour commentary to close by vehicles

    That kind of range is unlikely to be legal on the commercial FM range without a license.

    But you can get 5 watt FM transmitters on eBay from China for $100 that will probably do what you want.
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  16. Thread: House Prices

    by Agent_24
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    Re: House Prices

    You don't, that's the problem. You ain't paying 15 years wages now, you're paying 15 bloody lifetimes!
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    Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Comodo?

    ClamAV with Immunet has had a cloud scanning and on-access feature in Windows for a while now.
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    Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Avast! ≠ Avira....
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    Re: Identify music from a website

    If it's a song with lyrics, Google search a line from it. Put quotes if you're certain of the words. I just did this and got Tom Rosenthal - I want you in my dreams.

    Searched for: hold me close I...
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    Re: MS Office Home & Student

    Well I can install DOS now and it will work just the same as it always has. No activation rubbish. Will work forever as long as you have hardware or a VM that will run it.

    The cellphones these...
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    Re: MS Office Home & Student

    So the product you once paid good money for is no longer usable just because MS can't be bothered activating it anymore?

    That's the best reason to ditch it and get LibreOffice...
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    Re: MS Office Home & Student

    My feelings are ... Why waste $30?

    Most people can use LibreOffice or similar alternatives. All work well unless you need some fancy macro or spreadsheet stuff that only works in genuine Excel.
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    Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    HAHAHA!! :D :D :D :D

    That's the funniest thing I've read all week.

    I've always known Norton AV to slow computers to a crawl... guess now we know why!
  24. Re: Patently misleading advertising re binoculars/telescopes

    I use and recommend uBlock Origin also. Currently the best for ad blocking as far as I know. Very lightweight and works well. I use to use Adblock Plus too, but once they started whitelisting... out...
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    Re: Spam Txt message

    Neither. Your phone number probably got harvested from someone else's compromised device that you texted once for a TradeMe pickup, etc.

    They don't know you are waiting for a parcel at all. They...
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