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  1. Thread: Corona Virus

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    Re: Corona Virus

    While I no longer recall the source, the bulk of the deaths have been those aged 70+, by quite a margin, but deaths from every age group have occurred.
    Having co-existing or pre-existing issues,...
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    Re: Fly ordered coffee at ptrol station

    Interesting... might go some way to explaining why wet fingers make the touch sensitivity go so buggy.
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    Re: Hosting a new forum website

    I can't claim to be sufficiently interested to have read everything up to this point, but what I have read has led me to want to add the following...

    There are people out there paying for the use...
  4. Re: The elemental curiosity of attempting to force Te Reo on the populace ...

    In 30 years of working one on one with the public (as an optometrist), I can only recall 2 occasions where the client spoke more Maori than English.
    One was a 50 plus woman, the other was a child....
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    Re: Motherboard screws

    I haven't done this for ages, so my recollection might be wonky, but I think I got around the issue by snugging up the posts to the mobo first, and then attaching the posts to the back plate after...
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    Re: Why do they find it so funny?

    I tend to agree. Other examples being they have a seemingly endless admiration for pie in the face 'humour', and also find the distress of the elderly funny with the "I've fallen and I can't get up"...
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    Re: Hosting a new forum website

    I was trying to think what possible Govt interference could you be referring to. All I can come up with relates to Kim Dot Com... who seems to have become very low profile in recent years. Anybody...
  8. Thread: Ransomware

    by Paul.Cov
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    Re: Ransomware

    Cool. This is really good to know.

    Most people are too stupid or lazy to do the necessary preventative measures, and will end up in a panic once the ransomeware has taken hold, so to actually have...
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    Re: 'Laptop' batteries.

    This is pretty close to the advice Tesla owners are being given (no, I don't have one).
    Charge no higher than 80%, and discharge no lower than 20%. Allow the battery to enjoy the temperature range...
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    Re: Somebody help me out plzzzzzzzzzzzzzze.

    As I understand it, slow slip 'quakes' were only discovered through the use of highly accurate GPS measurements, compared over time (which indicated movement).

    While I don't understand how a...
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    Re: Slow computer. 100% disc usage

    My guess would be a lack of free HDD space for the swap file. It's recommended to keep 1.5x your total amount of RAM as free HDD space, so check to see if you've got 12GB of free HDD space, empty the...
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    Re: Some advice re my outside telephone box

    I agree, the box is ugly, but not as ugly as the new fibre box.

    Anyway, if you remove it you'll have 2 screw holes and the hole the old cables passed through to have to seal up and paint over,...
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    Re: Phone memory vs PC memory

    Blimey. They need it all to deal with the 48MP camera!
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    Re: Scooter Accident

    You sure have all the luck, don't you.

    Not sure what to think about your jaw bone / under ear lumps. There are lymph glands there (just forward of the lower portion of the ear), and if you've...
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    Re: Phone memory vs PC memory

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    Yeah, this.

    One is the fast, but volatile 'run time' memory for an app to temporarily occupy. (RAM on a PC)
    The other is non volatile storage space. (HDD on a PC)

    A phone may have a...
  16. Re: What do you think of the new MetService website

    Yeah, I'm still waiting for it to grow on me.

    I liked that the old one would show me a days weather on a single screen width, whereas now there's a fair bit of left-right scrolling needed.
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    Re: Rubbish TV Sound

    Yeah, the switch from a bulky CRT TV (which acted as a good chamber for making decent bass sounds) to a flat screen and the resultant tiny speakers has also led me to connect to a decent external...
  18. Thread: Cat repellent

    by Paul.Cov
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    Re: Cat repellent

    The double paper walls of a Kleensac might be more resistant to cat claws than a flimsy plastic bag. The paper will also retain the smell of vinegar better than plastic will, if you choose to go the...
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    Re: Refresh rate issue

    Meh, just settle for 60Hz like the rest of the human race.
    Most of the selling points for higher rates are just pushing pseudo science anyway.
  20. Thread: NZ Herald

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    Re: NZ Herald

    Much of the online news has become garbage click bait anyway, with 90% of their content staying up and unchanged for a week at a time (rather than the daily large update you'd expect of a new org). I...
  21. Thread: RWC 2019

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    Re: RWC 2019

    I'll be happy to avoid it in its entirety.
    I'd say I don't give a damn, but that's not true, as I do indeed care about minimising my exposure to it.

    It's a total waste of time. The world is the...
  22. Re: Computer boots when restarting but won't beep or show post screen if shutdown.

    I also wonder if maybe you're not achieving a full and complete shutdown.

    Check your power settings to ensure the computer is switching OFF, and not going into a low power hibernation state (in...
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    Re: mouse click sound

    This is typical of an old mouse. Over time the switches wear out, and the thin metal plate which acts as a spring starts to lose its springiness (often heralds a small crack in the metal - metal...
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    Re: A Mathematical Poem

    Nah, third time lucky... maybe

    (12 + 144 + 20 + 3*√4)/7 + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0
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    Re: Smoke Alarm with 10 years Battery ??

    Yeah, I once took some mercury bulbs to the hazardous wastes, along with dud cadmium batteries. While I was a short distance away dealing with more conventional recyclables, a loader driver came...
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