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    Re: Slingshot's Gigantic fibre plan

    I am with Orcon (Slingshot) 100/20 plan, and getting results pretty close to this. I have looked into the faster plan that you are on, but feel doubtful that I would actually notice any difference in...
  2. Thread: Spam

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    Re: Spam

    Thanks guys. Mailwasher seems to be the solution which I will look into.
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    Spam

    Who gets mail from seemingly reputable companies offering deals or prizes. These emails all seem to come from various USA addresses, and despite being directed to my junk mail folder and marked as...
  4. Thread: New Build

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    Re: New Build

    [QUOTE=lostsoul62;1282112]I have 3 computers which is the least Iíve ever had in over 20 years because I worked as a MIS manager for 20 years in Silicon Valley. Iím an old man of 71


    I wish I...
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    Re: Devices and Printers

    Thanks Wainui. Looks as though I will have to live with it until Netgear get their A into G.
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    Devices and Printers

    When I go to the above in Control Panel, as well as my normal expected devices, I get 133 instances of Genie Media Server and PC Desktop. These seem to have some connection with my Netgear Nighthawk...
  7. Thread: Weed Killer

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    Re: Weed Killer

    I have a Primus flamethrower. It cooks weeds to death.
  8. Thread: New printer

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    New printer

    My HP Photosmart has finally bitten the dust after about 12 years. Sad. So I need to buy a new printer. It will be used mainly for photo printing and a bit of general stuff through Word, so I don't...
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    Re: Youse Guys Ever Seen This Car?

    Post-war, Studebaker had Raymond Loewy designing their cars for them He was one of the great industrial designers. I still remember the first 1947 Stude I saw. We couldn't tell which way it went.
  10. Re: Its the Passchendaele 100th Anniversary today

    My uncle was one of them. He was 25. I think of him often.
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    Re: Travel Insurance

    Do you have house, car, contents, health insurance? Talk to your insurer then.
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    Re: Steam and WW1 parade

    Fascinating Ken. The power of steam, slow but relentless as 'here we go off to war"
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    Re: freeware pdf editor ?

    I hate pdf documents, I hate Adobe programs and their installation, I hate Photoshop, and can't understand why people use these convoluted, complicated things when other simpler and better...
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    Re: I love red meat

    Mmmmmmm bacon
    Mmmmmmm pies
    Mmmmmmm beef (rare)
    Mmmmmmm pork and crackling
    Mmmmmmm lamb and hogget
    Mmmmmmm devilled kidneys
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    Re: Over-filled Mower oil

    Or suck it out until you are down to the correct level, but this is a stupid suggestion as oil tastes terrible. I have done it with petrol though!
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    Re: Affinity Photo - a Marvellous program

    My programme is to buy the program that allows me to print out the programmes. I'll just install the programme program and I am away!
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    Re: Affinity Photo - a Marvellous program

    At present Affinity is selling for only $52 on special. Definitely worth a look at that price.
  18. Re: WiFi really slow since moving to the suburbs. Eth is fine.

    You didn't say what speed you are actually getting. I have an Orcon NF4V connected solely as a modem, feeding to a Netgear Nighthawk R7000, and get 96Mbps down and 33 Mbps up. The Nighthawk set...
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    Default browser

    My default browser is Chrome. So why do some sites persist in opening with Edge, or even in some cases Explorer? I have checked my settings and they seem correct.
  20. Thread: Videos

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    Re: Videos

    Yes, version is latest as you note. But I cannot locate any setting which blocks auto-run.
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    Re: Videos

    I have tried this Wainui. It doesn't work, and just about all commenters in the link had it fail for them too. I saw somewhere that Google are working on a solution, but whether this is for the...
  22. Re: Time between laying fibre and the service being available.

    I ordered an initial inspection then connection almost straight away. Northpower were great at the cabling etc, but F*****g Chorus were a disaster in getting our phone connection set up correctly.
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    Re: UFB ONT locations

    Our phone plugs into the Orcon NF4V modem, which then connects to a Nighthawk R7000 router. I was also told that the ONT is actually a modem and that I wouldn't need the NF4V. So I tried doing...
  24. Thread: Unwanted ads

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    Re: Unwanted ads

    Why uninstall Malwarebytes?
  25. Thread: Hearing Aid

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    Re: Hearing Aid

    Salt is either hygroscopic or deliquescent. I can't remember which.
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