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    Recommend a new laptop?

    I am in the market for a new laptop.
    I currently have a lenovo that is about 3 years old.

    What I want:
    16"+ screen, due to failing eyes
    A core i7, running VM's
    16GB or 32GB ram, running VM's...
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    Apollo Space program on twitter

    For space history nerds...

    @apollo_50th is a twitter account that is tweeting the history of the Apollo program in real time (50 years ago).

    Apollo 5 launches in about 45 minutes.
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    to buy or not to buy

    My core i7 died late last year (4 years old)
    So it's time for a whole new box.

    What do people think about buying at the moment what with meltdown bugs?

    I do understand the bugs, and I know...
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    Re: blocking sites from kids.

    thanks.

    K9 looks like what I am after.
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    blocking sites from kids.

    I am looking for a free or cheep tool to block kids from access adult sites.

    I am very aware that such tools can be bypassed and are not 100%

    Requirments:
    1. most work on windows 10
    2. must...
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    Re: $4,000 fro 11 songs ! - Come on

    lets looks a situation of a few file shareing people who all get caught.....

    1. Amy, shares a copy of the cool song.
    she is chaged for 50 copies of the song as it is decided that 49 others must...
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    My iphone 5 review.

    I got the new Iphone5 on Friday, this is my thought after two days...
    TL,DR; very happy, good upgrade.

    I have been an Iphone user since the first iphone, but I also own and android tablet and a...
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    Re: Rates Revolt TIme

    21% is a bit nuts.

    but keep in mind that you can have a say on the Council plan each year.
    this lets you say that you don't want the expensive new car park etc.

    also every few years you get to...
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    Re: Police to get smartphones

    I have been involved in discussions about which smart phone solution to use in a large company.

    the company has about %60 of managers on blackberry (selected about 4 year ago).
    they have a BES...
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    Re: Brother ink refill shockingly expensive

    this is quite common.
    one company sells a printer for $99 and the ink for $150.

    I always recommend a B/W laser, most people don't print in color.

    color ink jet costs about 0.10c per page....
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    Re: Online Storage Sites

    I have been using carbonite for about 3 years, never had an outage, very happy.
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    Re: TechED 2012 - thinking about going

    very much depends on what you do for a living....

    if your a student who wants into an IT job, it OK.

    if your a home user geek, it not going to be a good idea.

    if your a windows server admin,...
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    Re: Is this for real?

    check your computer with this link http://goo.gl/fl6Mw
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    Re: US Robotics Modem

    in the home user market, dialup is dead.
    but in the server market, dialup is often used for access to a pager network and other remote things.


    and in that case you want good quality serial...
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    Re: Domain name purchase

    it all depends on the name....

    three letter names are harder to get as there are less of them , so they cost more.
    cool words are also in demand.

    random bunch of letters is not worth mush at...
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    Re: HP 16C Calculator - Where to purchase?

    how about a 15C ??

    they are doing them new again...

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=NW250AA%23ABA&aoid=20715&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=NW250AA#ABA
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    Re: Where can i buy a IPAD (3) in New Zealand?

    Apple don't tell people which shops have it or at what price.
    somehow keeping the customer in the dark is the new way of marketing things.
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    Re: Police shot knife weilding man

    my understanding was that the 80KG was a typo, and that it was an 8KG bar.....
    but that is only what I heard...

    I think there is some to say about bring a knife to a gun fight....
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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    just a raw device at this point, but many third party's are working on a case.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    yep, I just ordered 2 units...

    38 days to re-stock.
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    Re: So itís confirmed!

    Earlier in this thread I ask about who had experience in rescue...


    Anyone who has done rescue training will tell you that a Rescue Teams first priority is the safety of the team itself.
    A dead...
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    Re: What is a website worth?

    depends on static vs scripted/shopping cart.

    for 4 static pages, no flash, maybe a little javascript.
    about $400.

    for 4 static pages, with flash (video or such like), javascript.
    $800.
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    Re: So itís confirmed!

    It is very easy to sit at home and have opinions.

    most of the people here will have little or no experience in coal mining or rescue or police work.
    yet everyone thinks they could have done...
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    Re: Stephen Fry on NZ broadband

    on twitter people are talking about ringing telco's all on the same day.

    "Call to action, no more data caps, Feb 29 call your telco and make it clear, no more data caps."
  25. Poll: Re: POLL: For or against the $ 67million distributed as grants by the Red Cross

    personally I gave some $$ to the Red Cross Chch fund.

    I am trust that they did the best as they saw fit at the time.

    was it the best possible way to spend the $$ ? , maybe not.
    but in an...
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