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

    Never was a truer word spoken. (written)
  5. 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
  6. 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)
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  10. 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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    Re: C'mon..... Joke time

    In the great days of the British Empire, a new Commanding Officer was sent to a remote jungle outpost to relieve the retiring Colonel. After welcoming his replacement and showing the usual...
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    Easy Portal Pass-Thru Type Conduit

    Have any of you seen these for sale in NZ ?

    https://ameridroid.com/products/easy-portal?_pos=1&_sid=829e20268&_ss=r
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    Re: Do I have reason for complaint?

    Ask Vodafone for a fibre plan. It is NOT for them to say that VDSL is all you need.
  15. Re: Questions about the chemoelectrical process for finding out blood sugar levels

    You are not the first person to have this idea -
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theranos
  16. Thread: Grammar Update

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    Re: Grammar Update

    True, but "t" is the only word (that I know of) in the English language where you don't use an apostrophe to indicate possession. For example - the chicken's head is correct.
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    Re: The latest from those idiots at STUFF !

    I don't think Putin would agree with you.
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    Re: The latest from those idiots at STUFF !

    Moved down a bit but still should never have been there or anywhere -...
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    The latest from those idiots at STUFF !

    So the idiots have plastered on the top of their website that we have new immigrants in NZ. What journalist ******s thought that this was appropriate?

    Hope they go broke. (sorry, they already...
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    Re: External HDD issue

    Off-the-original-topic, but I see in another forum some-one suggesting Jellyfin as an open-source alternative to Plex.

    Any one here using it?
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    Re: youTube downloads stopped working

    +1
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    Re: Job Listed on Trademe

    This is the sort of job people had slaves for.
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    Re: Keeping Things in Perspective

    Yes, aren't you glad we have been in lockdown? We would have a lot more cases if we weren't.
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    Re: Interesting and Thought Provoking

    Sorry Roscoe - good poem but wrong author and timeframe.
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    Re: Dual screens - at home?

    Once you have used dual-screens for any length of time, you won't want to go back.
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