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    Re: One For You Geriatrics

    From left to right -

    Alan Johnstone
    Bryan Calvert
    Graham Moore
    Kyle Balsom
    Barry Harper
    Ray McCaskill
    Derek Barnes
    Ross Hogg
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    Re: One For You Geriatrics

    No, his name is Colin Postlewaite.

    And I am also in that photo.
  3. Re: Happy Easter. Don't forget the reason for the season.

    The problem is that Easter is NOT a Christian festival - it originates from Oestre?; a pagan festival that Constantine forced on the Roman empire in an effort to combine the Christians and the...
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    Re: FTP access to non-static IPv6 address

    They were not running out of IPv6 addresses - in fact they will never run out of them.
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    FTP access to non-static IPv6 address

    I back up my data to a FTP server in my daughter's house and this has been running successfully for several years. I overcame any changes to the IPv4 address by using a dynamic DNS name from...
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    Re: Electric car gutted by fire

    Morris Oxford versus jug of piss? Some people would have said that that was a tough call.
  7. Re: We still call it "Morning Tea" even though we no longer drink tea

    When I worked for Telecom many years ago, there was a Canadian idiot who decided that the cafe and all tea breaks were to be done away with.
    With a coffee pot on every floor, you could drink when...
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    Re: Google Maps is fantastic

    Probably not as big as you think, mainly because you only have a small map on your phone and you need to have data turned on for when you move to a new area.
    And of course, Google knows where you...
  9. What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    Thankfully I chose KeePass over LastPass -
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Still unable to get updates, so I wondered whether the fact that I was behind a firewall (IPfire) had anything to do with it even though most outgoing requests should been passed through.
    Moved the...
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Yes, that is the driver I am using, downloads OK and when run, stops at the first step, the compatibility check with the error message as above.

    The Windows Pro version is - Version 1607 (OS...
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Thanks guys, decided to start from scratch like several of you said. Used my wife's Win10 USB and reinstalled, it took all the licensing? info off the recovery partition and I have now got my...
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    Re: PC away from its domain.

    Problem with this option is that there is no WIN10 licence sticker on the machine.
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    PC away from its domain.

    My brother-in-law recently gave me a PC from his business that had been used by a former employee. Works well but the only problem is that as it is away from "its domain", I cannot do any updates....
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    Re: Maybe We Are Being Forced to .....

    Any second language is good and the younger the better.

    After that, 3rd and 4th are a lot easier.
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    Re: UPS - Line Interactive

    Agree with all above - my UPS is only good for about 10 minutes in my computer cabinet. It has pathetic little motorbike batteries.

    If it ever packs up, (which it will one day) I MIGHT buy...
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    Re: Softmaker Free Office

    OpenOffice vs Libre Office is the same situation as Ethereal vs. Wireshark.

    They split because the people doing all the work didn't own the rights to the name and a disagreement followed.

    So...
  18. Re: How Long Will EV charging Remain At A Low Price?

    Never was a truer word spoken. (written)
  19. Thread: Dominion Day

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    Re: Dominion Day

    Not quite - it wasn't until 1947 that that happened.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute_of_Westminster_Adoption_Act_1947
  20. Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    A Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer (about 33 years old) and a hammer (about 40 years old) left behind by my wife's first husband. (thanks, Tony)
  21. Thread: Rogue PDF

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    Re: Rogue PDF

    You sure you didn't print the original, sign it and rescan it? This adds a lot to the size.
  22. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    No it won't. Less rentals, sure but more homes for first home buyers.
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    AND paid a 60% tax rate on Saturday overtime in the 70s

    AND paid 18% interest on mortgages in the early 90s
  24. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    As Bill English put it, "as a nation, we don't get rich buying and selling second-hand houses among ourselves"

    For starters, the Reserve Bank should ban mortgages for "investors"

    Do they have...
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    Re: C'mon..... Joke time

    A man and his wife were in court getting a divorce. The problem was, who should get custody of the child.
    The wife jumped up and said: "Your Honour, I brought the child into the world with pain and...
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