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    Re: Wireless Broadband for 2 weeks

    Just to wrap this one up. I've spent a month on the 4g plan. It was actually really good, 130mb down and 20mb up. Can't complain. The best bit was that in signing up with Spark (open plan, $60/month)...
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    Re: Wireless Broadband for 2 weeks

    I think I've sussed it out. Picked up a 4G modem off trademe and have confirmed with Spark that I just need to go into store to pickup a sim. I have to sign up on a $60/month unlimited plan but it's...
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    Re: Wireless Broadband for 2 weeks

    Enable are nowhere near that helpful unfortunately.



    This is actually a good idea. In our case the cable run would be long and awkward but I get along with them at least so it's a possibility....
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    Wireless Broadband for 2 weeks

    We're moving into our new place this week and despite scheduling Enable a couple of weeks in advance they have given us a date of the 20th May to connect fibre. This is a bit of a problem as I work...
  5. Thread: Hospitals

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    Re: Hospitals

    There will be many more stuff ups coming. Hospitals are F&*^ed thanks to our under resourced system. When COVID really takes hold of our hospitals who knows what will happen. Wife's a nurse and she's...
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    Re: House Prices

    100%. Our decision to sell/build wasn't really based on any specific market behavior. We just needed a bigger house to live the lifestyle we want and we spent 5 years saving for this next step.
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    Re: House Prices

    It's not quite that simple. We unintentially ended up this situtation. We paid $440kk for our first house. We lived in it for 5 years and put about 30k into it with kitchen upgrades etc. Set reserve...
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    Re: House Prices

    If the cost of living keeps increasing then divorce rates will probably increase. It's my understanding that money stress is a top cause of marriages falling apart.
    Being an economist would be a...
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    House Prices

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/real-estate/300490497/want-an-average-nz-home-youll-need-1-million

    Insanity.
    We sold our first house in May 2021 to fund a new build, we did really well...
  10. Re: Govt Couldn't run a p*** up in a brewery

    I had issues getting a passport when I was a teen for the same reason. Being a bastard they didn't think that I existed under my current legal name (name was changed when I was 2, when parents...
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    Google Chat Notifications

    Does anyone know how I can get google chat notifications to go away from my android phone after I've read them in browser? We use google chat at work and if I'm working on my pc I just get a pile of...
  12. Anyone have a raspberry pi or two they want to part with?

    Looking for a RPI 2B and 3B to replace 2 that I fried in my stupidity. Not having much luck finding these older boards online and I'm not willing to pay the premium for RPI 4's that those that...
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    Re: I'm a boobs man, myself

    Clearly the mods don't care anymore. Are there any left?

    P.S. not offended, just remember when we used to have a community posting positive and entertaining discussion, not the whingy trash there...
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    Re: Question SoftMaker Free Office

    Off topic but why don't people use Google Docs if they aren't willing to shell out for MS? I use both frequently and have no major gripes.
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    Re: What computer case do you use?

    Always depends on what hardware you're using but I'd go with the fractal. I've owned 3 fractal cases and have zero complaints about build quality. Corsair build quality is on par in my experience....
  16. Re: Don't expect the government to look after you when you retire

    At 31 I think I'm in for a lot less Gov assistance than that. Easy to plan for though when you accept that the Gov money is really only going to cater to the less fortunate and less motivated.
    I...
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    Re: Small parcel to Australia problem

    International courier/freight is a mess at the moment. I've had 3 weeks to QLD multiple times in the last few months.
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    Re: Website Host Recommendations?

    I've been using ifastnet for quite a few years for hosting personal and corporate websites. Our main regional websites get a few thousand visists each day and I haven't seen any performance hit at...
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    Re: Insurance Whinge

    Getting parts out the US is about the same cost as most jap parts here but you do have to wait for them. The appeal of european cars here is that they depreciate so badly that if you buy a 5-10 year...
  20. Re: Windows File History Backup to VHD over LAN

    I did try creating a folder as well and sharing that but no luck. I may have missed a permission. I also hid the share from the network just to stop accidental deletion etc so maybe hiding it was the...
  21. Re: Windows File History Backup to VHD over LAN

    That worked great. I had to over provision the physical drive space to create the additional storage space but other than that I think it's a nice straight forward solution.
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    That's not a bad idea actually! Thanks
  23. Windows File History Backup to VHD over LAN

    I'm trying to setup the windows file history tool on PC "A" to use a virtual hard disk on PC "B". I can get it to work fine if I use a folder on a physical hard drive "B" but not with a virtual one. ...
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    Re: Where to get thermal pads locally

    I thought about thermal paste however I don't have that much confidence in the heatsink mounts which are just plastic clips. I think it needs the thickness of the thermal pad to hold it firmly in...
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    Re: Web hosting

    I had one site with them for a while but they allocate such small amount of CPU on the cheaper plans that navigating the back end of bigger CMS's is painful. I've switched to cloudways in the states....
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