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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    I actually know from my 2002 visit to Scotland from London that Gaelic came to Scotland in its early history, maybe around the 4th or 5th century. My surname Kirkland is Scottish. My Victorian...
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    Information on the UK’s Equality Act 2010 is at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance.
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    Correct. So does NZSL which has regional dialects and signs. Iíve used BSL in the UK in 2002, BSL has taken me a long way as well as written and typed English and the then UK Disability...
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    I want to quickly add a word to this question:
    "in partnership with Maori?"

    to "in equal partnership with Maori?".
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    Appreciate your point of view. NZ is a free country with free speech which I support. Iím therefore allowed to use my own free speech.

    Iím myself a member of a minority group, Deaf people who use...
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    Trying to increase shower pressure

    Hello Forum,

    Iím looking at how to increase shower pressure. How do I achieve that? I was told that one option is to purchase a pressure booster but I donít know if that will resolve the issue or...
  7. Two of the four elements donít work properly on my stove

    Hello Forum,

    Two of my stove elements wonít turn down heat when I turn their dials to the off positions. How can that happen? I have to turn off the stove itself to cool down the faulty elements...
  8. Re: Are there websites or webpages or other ways for me to recruit marketers?

    Sorry for the confusion. I meant $600 for the marketing campaign including $15-$80 for the recruiting.

    There are a lot of different factors in marketing campaigns, including choosing the right...
  9. Are there websites or webpages or other ways for me to recruit marketers?

    Hello all,

    Are there websites or webpages or other ways for me to advertise for and then recruit good quality marketers to run a successful marketing campaign for only me for a maximum budget of...
  10. Thread: AI Robots

    by barryk
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    Re: AI Robots

    Not me, I've never come across a bot in a human body. The human body is far too sophisticated to replicate right now but we're inching our way to there. I've only seen bots in aged care places and a...
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    Reputable gig economy platforms?

    What are the reputable gig economy platforms on the Web? Upwork? Freelancer? Is Facebook Marketplace a gig economy platform or not?

    Appreciate your thoughts on this topic.:thumbs:

    Cheers,
    BK.
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    Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    My Seiko watch which I bought from Stewart Dawson, a Dunedin jewellery shop in 1993. Still fit for purpose and accurate. Had to replace batteries several times. It still correctly shows the time, day...
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    Re: Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    Hello all,

    I did a WIN10 reset this weekend to get rid of unnecessary software, chose the option to keep my files. Laggard now has just Edge as its browser. It seems Laggard is running a bit...
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    Re: Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    Thanks 1101 for your reply. Where did you procure the notebook and SSD for that dirt cheap price? What is the degree of computing expertise needed to merge the SSD and notebook into the fast...
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    Re: Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    Thanks 1101 for your reply.

    The specs for Laggard are:
    CPU: Intel Celeron CPU N280 2.16 GHz
    RAM: 2.00GB (1.89 GB usable).

    Does this specs info shed any light on why Laggard is going at snail...
  16. Re: Is Instachill worth buying or is there a better alternative?

    That's interesting. I won't be buying Instachill from TV Shop.

    I'll be trying to find something that is effective in cooling down a room in the hot and humid Auckland days without too much expense...
  17. Re: Is Instachill worth buying or is there a better alternative?

    Let's use scientific facts which Trump apparently doesn't like. Humidity is the concentration of water vapor present in the air. Humidity cannot be more than 100%.

    Wikipedia has this article on...
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    Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    The HP PC laptop I bought three or four years ago is showing its ancient age :-( It's far too slow to run Tinkercad.

    It takes ages to start up Firefox and much of the software in the computer,...
  19. Thread: Raspberry Pi

    by barryk
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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    I haven’t tried booting Raspberry Pi OS on a laptop nor want to. It’s too much hassle. What I’ve done is start from the Pi computer hooked to a monitor. The system gets started in less than a minute....
  20. Is Instachill worth buying or is there a better alternative?

    I phoned the Instachill 0800 number after watching their TV ad several times. Looks like one Instachill machine costs $550. I want to cool down my rooms in the coming hot 🥵 summer days which are...
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    Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Thanks Kenj. Looked up the article too. Do you know if Rotary clubs in Auckland are part of the network that sends lemons or citrus to the Sth Island? If not, Iíll ask a local one.
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    Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    ... <how do you delete this post?> canít find the delete button?? :-0
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    Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Thanks lurking for that suggestion. I clicked on the link and found that lemon slices can be frozen too. Also found that lemon pieces should be packed into freezer bags to remove air so that theyíre...
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    Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Thank you Kenj for the suggestion. Iíll try it for my weekly Friday night drinks as I happen to have a bit of dry gin and a box of ice cube bags, Iíll make the ice cubes in the freezer. I tried a bit...
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    Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Hey forum members,

    I got 12 big lemons from my lovely lemon tree this spring so far but Iím using these up at too slow a rate to prevent rotting.

    Are there ways to preserve the lemons in jars...
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