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    Re: Ethernet extender using power socket outlet

    Where do you live? If you are in Nth Canterbury I could lend you a TPLink set that I no longer need. If it works for you you could either buy my set 2nd hand, or return it and buy a new set. No...
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    Re: P47 5.0+EDR Wireless & Bluetooth headphones.

    My Samsung TV was sold as a Smart TV in 2012, but Samsung has progressively removed most of the Smart TV functions over the years... I therefore doubt whether my TV menu would be the same as that of...
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    Re: P47 5.0+EDR Wireless & Bluetooth headphones.

    What CliveM said. My 2012 tv, which was sold as a SmartTV at the time, doesn't have Bluetooth capability so I bought a Bluetooth transmitter made by Avantree to connect to the TV. It works great.
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  4. Thread: Covid jab

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    Re: Covid jab

    Misty, the Ministry's covid information suggests that side effects may be more likely to occur with the second jab. I have had what you described with a flu jab - normally the flu jab is uneventful,...
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    Re: Covid Vaccine -Grrrrr!

    I received a text (I live in North Canterbury), and followed the prompts to do my two bookings via the interweb on my phone. No problems - there were (I think) three different places to choose from...
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    Re: Dreamlab - is anyone signed up to it?

    Thanks - I didn't realise this was so common. I will read the Wiki with interest.
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    Dreamlab - is anyone signed up to it?

    I recently found out about Dreamlab, and it seemed like a useful initiative - it uses the computing power of idle mobile phones and tablets (when they are charging) to create a kind of international...
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    Re: Trying to increase shower pressure

    I support the idea of using a booster pump, but be aware that this may not be straightforward, and ensure you get a good plumber to do the job. Our son lives in a single storey, low pressure cylinder...
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    Re: water blaster recommendations please

    I bought a cheap unit called MechPro about 2012. I didn't expect to use it much, so went for a cheapie, probably from Mitre10. In fact I have used it quite a bit - first for cleaning badly leaf...
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    Re: Non "Kiwi" Kiwi Fruit

    I think the idea of selling plants to overseas growers arose in the early days when NZ growers were trying to create a world wide market for the fruit. Apparently they thought that if it was only...
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    Re: Burning head from anxiety?

    I have never had the sensation of burning head with anxiety, however there were lots of other symptoms. If you are still teaching - I notice that you posted this towards the end of the summer break....
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    Re: Bird of the Year 2020

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/adult-toy-megastore-endorses-hihi-for-bird-of-the-year/BL5FA4ZC5QCSETWOLEHK6AZ64A/
  13. Thread: Needed VIT D

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    Re: Needed VIT D

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/31/add-vitamin-d-bread-milk-help-fight-covid-urge-scientists-deficiency-supplements?

    Interesting recent article about Vit D. I didn't realise how...
  14. Thread: Needed VIT D

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    Re: Needed VIT D

    I haven't come across Risedronate Ken. I've been on colecalciferol for years, now delivered as a once monthly capsule like those old cod liver oil things of childhood! I'm several centimeters shorter...
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    Re: Needed VIT D

    If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis your doctor would likely prescribe Vit D for you, probably as colecalciferol to assist with bone growth/slow down bone loss.
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    Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    Don't 2 degrees use the Voda infrastructure?
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    Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    Is it possible that she is now getting VoLTE calls on her cellphone? Voda claims they are clearer in quality. I haven't found that to be the case, but that is what is claimed on Voda's and Spark's...
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    Re: Covid Tracer App

    What Jen said...
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    Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    I assumed the "Why?" question meant why do you want to know your blood type? However, if you are right Gary, Ofthesea could google "mad cow disease" or Creutzfeld Jacob Disease?
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    Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    My two daughters are 6th generation Kiwis, but they aren't allowed to donate blood either because they were doing their OE in Britain in the critical years when the beef over there was contaminated...
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    Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    The blood transfusion service will oblige if you offer to donate blood...
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    Re: Light bulbs - how much wattage do you use?

    Yes, that bright white versus warm makes a lot of difference depending upon what effect you want to achieve.
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    Re: Light bulbs - how much wattage do you use?

    I'm not much use on the wattage question - we would have followed your suggestions pretty much pre LED. We have converted the house to all LED since moving in - we got an electrician to change all of...
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    Re: Auckland back to level 3

    Bull dust. Nothing wrong with it. I have had it since the beginning, and it works fine, IF businesses are registered and display the Q Code in a place where you can see it. If it is placed on or near...
  25. Thread: Masks

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    Re: Masks

    Clive, did you know that paranoia and making up conspiracy theories are symptoms of a serious malaise?
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