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    Re: Buy EV's they say, save the planet

    It's not just an EV question. Those that buy a new / newish car are for those who are already into that lifestyle. They might be well off, or they could have high maintenance lifestyle. At the end...
  2. Re: Households without computers, just smart devices

    I read that from a revenue perspective, smart device gaming were where the money is. Not sure if that was hyper talk or .....
  3. Households without computers, just smart devices

    I had a thought about this. There is a house near us that never use their dining table unless they have visiting guests. They themselves don't even place food on the table to grab a portion and...
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    Re: Petrol versus Electric

    Well the petrol has come down a bit not just the government's 25c contribution. I also see petrol stations who used to be 25c per litre more than others, down to 15c then 1c different and now back...
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    Re: Locked Phone data removal

    There is also "SMS Backup & Restore". You can backup call logs, text messages automatically as well done daily. I have stuff on my phone now that does back 2 phones like 2013 or so ....
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    Re: Locked Phone data removal

    You may need it working before you can get the data off :( With the PC you can get the Windows WhatsApp software but that doesn't hold any old chat history only new ones. The new version also works...
  7. Thread: Vaccine Pass

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    Re: Vaccine Pass

    From a practical perspective, for now I don't think so. Currently you need the Vaccine Passport to go to certain places but the requirement of that is just 2 doses. If you get the 3rd booster shot...
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    Re: Vaccine Pass

    Rather than starting another thread. Somewhat related ....

    If a place like a cafe. Do they have to decide to only take covid passports so 100 people can eat in or only do takeaways and everyone...
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    Re: Fibre Provider Reccomendations

    I have thought about paying that $15 more for gigabit but we just don't do much uploading. Like many NZ households I guess. We consume internet and videos etc but we really hardly do any uploading...
  10. Thread: My Covid Record

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    Re: My Covid Record

    If the system goes down the verifier app still works according to MOH. They both have now said they do not have to scan it. They can just sight it. With a venue at a stadium maybe view their QR...
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    Re: Fibre Provider Reccomendations

    I don't have specific experience with gigabit but for typical use I just go with a cheaper 100/20 plan. I've had good experience and on discussion forums 2Degrees is good, so is Big Pipe which which...
  12. Re: Track pants are on par with pyjamas in public?

    Nice photo :)

    In the early 1990s we didn't have so much of this stuff sport leisure athletic wear outside doing errands and the coffee shops and it wasn't a bit later until Kathmandu, Macpac...
  13. Re: Track pants are on par with pyjamas in public?

    One could also bring other stuff to the list. Yoga pants, lycra wear, cargo pants ;-)
  14. Track pants are on par with pyjamas in public?

    That was what was brought to my attention. I suppose track pants are OK around the neighbourhood though. Your views?

    I know some couldn't care less than it is comfortable. In NZ outdoor...
  15. Re: How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    Changed to Skinny with the 3 free months but 1 week too early. They doing 6 months free now oh well. Going from Big Pipe which is also Telecom Spark NZ. The Internet didn't go off past the...
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    Re: PC Recording via Mic input

    Many motherboards should have a line-in. If a laptop then you may need to get a capture audio device. There are ways to convert the mic-in so line-in works. People do that with digital cameras if...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    Astro and star trails then blending images into one? Sports and wildlife? Time lapse? :confused: Or maybe just because they can. I just looked at my Lightroom catalog my digital files are...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    The chemist places etc .. outsourced the job to a lab because they were lower cost from what I read they just hit the auto button without any user input that you might had gotten at a more expensive...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    I don't have access to a darkroom at home. So I develop BW film in a changing bag or a wardrobe. I use a Paterson tank. I put the film inside it. Walk out and develop it in my bathroom. Hang to...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    It is not just to get a image out of it. It is the thought and enjoyment and the process. I guess it is like saying why paint if I could just take a photo? Why knit if I could just buy? By make...
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    Re: What to do with an old film camera?

    I still shoot film, I also shoot medium format larger size film.

    On Facebook you can sell the cameras ... the group is called "New Zealand Analogue Photography Buy Sell" if in working condition...
  22. Re: How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    I've found with power companies and also ISPs (separately not combos together) the better deals are those that give you credits. Power companies might give up to $150 credit for electricity and...
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    2Degrees sent us the last bill in advance which is when my contract ends went up by $15/mo. I was able to sign another 12 months the same deal as others less the $100 credit for new clients only. ...
  24. Re: How often do you sign another contract with ISPs, power companies etc?

    Skinny does a $60 unlimited 4G. Or $50 with a Skinny mobile.
    https://www.skinny.co.nz/broadband
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    Just curious to know this. I do it every year often back to the same company. I don't always get the same deal as new customers though. How often do you do it? With ISPs, if your contract ends and...
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