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  1. Re: Hugh Perrett: TV1 presenters use of Maori phrases on TV

    I suppose the best thing you can say about Hugh Perrett's somewhat intemperate rant is that it provides a bit of light relief in these troubled times. Let's remember that Te Reo Maori is a living...
  2. Thread: Wellington

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    Re: Wellington

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    I totally agree with the comments about the police action, but not so sure about the politicians. It is easy for us to sit on the side-lines and say "they should have done this, or they...
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    Re: The Crystal Ball

    Meanwhile, the Carnival of Fools goes on in Wellington. The heroic few protest their freedom to, er, do something or not do something, and to heck with everyone else. A main thoroughfare is blocked,...
  4. Re: What is Power Automate and how can I kill it?

    While I can sympathise with that, it probably is a bit hard. The software universe is constantly expanding and I suppose operating systems have to keep up. This Power Automate thing irritated me by...
  5. Re: What is Power Automate and how can I kill it?

    Thanks for responding, Wainui. It hadn't occurred to me that maybe something on my PC was encouraging this behaviour, but I have no idea what it could be. Perhaps something planted there by Russian...
  6. What is Power Automate and how can I kill it?

    Last week I made the mistake of installing a Win 11 update that was "now available" and it screwed up my desktop, hid files in the Recycle Bin and required restoring the system from a backup file to...
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    Re: Have you heard of MC Escher?

    We picked up a catalogue of Escher's prints when we were in The Netherlands in the '70s. It contains everything he produced after 1937 and what was judged his most significant work from before 1937....
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    Re: (almost) New Year Jokes

    Thanks for that. I was starting to have serious doubts...
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    Re: (almost) New Year Jokes

    Oh dear, now I've upset people.

    Remember the title of this thread.
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    Re: (almost) New Year Jokes

    Great idea, and with all those injected microchips you could throw away your PC and simply plug yourself into the wall socket.
  11. Thread: TPM enquiry

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    Re: TPM enquiry

    My final comment on this topic...

    Since my last post I have discovered that Gigabyte have released a BIOS update (F5) for the Z590 UD that automatically sets the board to be compatible with Win 11
  12. Thread: TPM enquiry

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    Re: TPM enquiry

    No, not worth the hassle, especially considering what I paid for the CPU. As I have grown older I have developed into one of those characters who hates throwing things away - it might be useful some...
  13. Thread: TPM enquiry

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    Re: TPM enquiry

    Oh hang it, Wainui, why didn't you tell me that before I ordered a TPM module from Ascent, $37 gone!

    Well, OK, maybe I should have read your post before making the order, but it's the principle of...
  14. Thread: TPM enquiry

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    Re: TPM enquiry

    Thanks, but this does not seem to apply to my MB.

    In the BIOS under "Settings/Miscellaneous/Trusted Computing/Configuration" there is an entry to enable "Security Device Support", and under that...
  15. Thread: TPM enquiry

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    TPM enquiry

    I have just replaced the 7 year old motherboard in my desktop PC with a Gigabyte Z590 UD board to bring the system more or less up-to-date, especially with Windows 11 becoming available. I realise...
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    Re: Causes of Global warming/climate change

    Thanks, B.M., I think it's right to let the idiots have their say. It helps us judge the quality of the counter-arguments. I wonder what his views on Covid vaccination are.

    I must say I like the...
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    Re: Causes of Global warming/climate change

    Well, yes, but the problem is not so much the number of people but what those people (i.e. us) are doing.

    We need to remember that the actions that led to the present situation were, by and large,...
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    Re: Files / folders on left task bar?

    I have been using Fences for years, and wouldn't be without it. I never understood why Microsoft didn't put something similar (or identical) in Windows.
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    Re: How long do your laptops last?

    What does the question actually mean? I have just junked my wife's 6-year old Asus F555LA, which was painfully slow, because a suspicious bulge suddenly appeared on the keyboard panel, displacing the...
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    Re: Toner - never ending

    Certainly can be. When my HL-2270DW was due for a new drum as well as toner it was cheaper to replace it with a new HL-2375DW, basically the same printer with a more swept-up presentation (LCD...
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    Re: Its not over till its over

    Oh Gawd, don't bring that one up. We always ran a sweepstake for the Melbourne cup where I worked, though I usually didn't bother to take part. This time I thought why not? and put a few dollars in....
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    Re: Covid19 Vaccination ...

    My wife and I are Group 3, and I have been grumbling about the apparent shambolic nature of the vaccination rollout. Anyway, we were finally told that bookings were open, either via the 0800 number...
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    Re: Nasty Family members

    Losing your husband is quite bad enough, you don't need this extra hassle.

    At times like this, often the best thing to do is don't respond. Just let things rest for a while. The other party might...
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    A detail that has not been mentioned so far: Maori are not, and never were, "cavemen".
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    The title of your post suggests that one way to solve your problem might be to re-calibrate the way you see the world and how other people live.
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