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    Re: Weather Forecasts

    The biggest problem with weather forecasts is that they're not always wrong....
  2. Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    Depends how the PDF was created, ​but most PDF application have a function that allow filling out forms. Look for a menu option in your PDF application of choice...
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    Re: Freeing Evergiven

    Try a simulation:

    https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2021/03/cnnix-steership/
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    Re: How to Drive in Auckland

    Trust me. I've been commuting in Auckland for a number of years on a motorcycle and the things I see while lane-splitting would blow your mind!!!
  5. Thread: Goodness me!

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    Re: Goodness me!

    Yep, still contracting. Had a bit of a scare about four years ago with no work for 5 months but have been fully employed since then, pretty much...

    Bought a house in Millwater after the marriage...
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    Re: How to Drive in Auckland

    Another one.

    When traveling on a multi-lane road and you want to change lanes, you can either just change lanes without signaling (especially if you're driving a BMW), or turn your indicator on...
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    Re: How to Drive in Auckland

    At intersections, ignore the rule about not entering the intersection unless there is a clear exit. Everyone loves not being able to move.Texting or other handheld phone use is mandatory (even though...
  8. Thread: Goodness me!

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    Re: Goodness me!

    "I'm sorry and I won't do it again"???
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    Re: An unexpected visitor

    Is it the new "jacinda" weta?
  10. Thread: Goodness me!

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    Re: Goodness me!

    Getting a divorce, finding my feet again and living life!!!
  11. Thread: Goodness me!

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    Goodness me!

    It's been a gap of four years since I was last here! And most of the names I remember!!!!
  12. Re: For 50+ years I have voted Labour ... but no more !

    TANSTAAFL

    Tertiary education was never free.

    Anything provided 'free' to the populace by our profligate-with-other-people's-money politicians is paid for by taxpayers.

    And if I recall...
  13. Thread: Roll call 2017

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    Re: Roll call 2017

    Still about, infrequently
  14. Thread: Donald Trump

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    Re: Donald Trump

    No. The bleaters should get a life. If you're not American, you didn't have a say, so what's the point in going on and on. Make your point, move on. Two months is way too long to still be repeatedly...
  15. Thread: Donald Trump

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    Re: Donald Trump

    It doesn't matter whether it's a democracy or a federal republic or whatever you like to call it.

    It's the system they have - right or wrong - and if one side doesn't like the result it brings,...
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    Re: Spark partners with netflix : free netflix

    You're obviously following the thread on Geekzone too! :D
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    I don't expect to get 1000/500 100% of the time, but I do expect to get a significant percentage of the rate their advertising claims.

    To me, getting 820/460 on one speed test and then ten...
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    I might have to give them a call - I'm not getting consistent results.

    Sometimes I'm down to 300 down (locally), which is still good, but not what I'm paying for....

    This is the Telstra...
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    The Netflix service at fast.com is reporting around 700 Mbps down - which is plenty for streaming from their servers, but understandably a little different from Spark's servers
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    I try to work on the basis of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", having had some bad experiences with various items over the years..
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    $139 a month - time to review my mobile plan - think I'm paying too much there and can trim it a bit....
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    Re: I don't want to brag or anything....

    The bog standard Huawei 659 that Spark provide (I have a TP-Link in the lounge for the WiFi for the house).

    I just upgraded from "Naked Unlimited" to "Fibre MAX" - technically, it's supposed to be...
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    I don't want to brag or anything....

    :banana

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  24. Re: Monday Laughs: Kids, Questions, Male Earrings, and the Oirish agin!

    What do you call 8 hobbits?
    A hobbyte

    There's a band called 1023MB. They haven't had any gigs yet.

    I named my hard drive “dat ass.” so once a month my computer asks if I want to “back dat...
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    Re: Happy Birthday ... Johcar !!!

    So you follow a certain blog too? :D

    (and although I did do a tour that covered some of Prague's below-ground places of interest, I actually meant "wandering around Europe", rather than under. I...
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