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    Re: Small parcel to Australia problem

    I fairly regularly send parcels, parcel post with tracking, within NZ. A couple of days at the most, and they are delivered. No problems.
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    Re: replacement for Windows Live Mail

    Have a look at OE Classic. www.oeclassic.com It has a free version, I think, but, whatever, it's nice and familiar to use. Their web page suggests it as a replacement for Windows Live Mail, among...
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    Re: No MB BIOS access

    Thanks for those thoughts dugimodo. I've used the new MB/CPU/RAM path in the past when it has been upgrade time, but the hungrypc ex-lease deals don't look bad.
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    Re: No MB BIOS access

    No, I don't need access to the BIOS most of the time, but I play around a bit, have Linux on another drive perhaps, and F12 is very handy to select the drive I want, or to select the optical drive.
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    Re: No MB BIOS access

    Thanks for the comments, 1101. I suppose it is an old board, but I like to try and solve problems - there might have been an easy solution. "Oh, just do..."

    It is using a PS2 keyboard (tried...
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    Re: No MB BIOS access

    The cmos battery is ok, recently changed, right up at 3.0v.

    I forced the motherboard to change to the backup BIOS, but that didn't make any difference. When booting the computer, the screen first...
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    Re: No MB BIOS access

    Thanks for the ideas Wainuitech. I've worked through them, plus anything else I can think of, but there is no change in the booting process so far.

    There's a backup BIOS on these boards. Maybe...
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    No MB BIOS access

    I have a computer here with an oldish Gigabyte MB GA-MA770-US3. It still works, but there is no longer access to the BIOS when it is booting. Pushing any of the keys that normally give access...
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    Re: SMS - computer to mobile phone

    Thanks for the extra suggestions. 2talk would to the job, but it looks like way over the top for my occasional requirement!
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    Re: SMS - computer to mobile phone

    Thanks wainuitech, I'll look into that.

    I did try texting a local phone (on Vodaphone) from my computer, using Gmail, sending to Vodaphone's SMS gateway address. Received an email response which...
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    Re: SMS - computer to mobile phone

    Thanks for the suggestion piroska. I am a bit wary though about giving a third party someone's mobile number, in case the third party starts sending them spam texts, or other unwanted stuff.

    What...
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    SMS - computer to mobile phone

    Is it possible to send a text message from my computer, using gmail.com, to an NZ mobile phone which is on a local carrier? I have done that to a phone on a US carrier successfully.
  13. Re: Problem with HP 11.6 Chromebook G7 EE 6ZH15PA

    Maybe it is just a key sticking down?
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    Re: Hot Air and Vote gathering

    https://www.greens.org.nz/drug_law_reform

    I think that is the best way to go. I'll be voting for it.
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    Re: You all alright?

    Have a look at the five documentaries about the effect of predicted global warming on NZ, that are on this site.

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/climate/

    They are each about 10 minutes long.
  16. Thread: BBC Documentary

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    BBC Documentary

    There's a new documentary just out, called Extinction, The Facts,, presented by David Attenborough. Somebody has decided that it is time to stop the pussy footing around on this topic, and...
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    Re: Windows HDD error check

    Right, I'll do a manual check on each drive.
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    Windows HDD error check

    Every once in a while, when booting the computer, Windows wants to check all the hard drives for errors. (or some similar wording) Also allows you to press any key, drive by drive, to bypass this...
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    Re: vodafone wireless broadband

    For what its worth, my wireless broadband here in Auckland gives me speeds about the same as you are getting with your VDSL.
    I haven't noticed congestion problems in the evenings. Just in the last...
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    Re: An Interesting Read

    Article by Michael Shellenberger mixes accurate and inaccurate claims in support of a misleading and overly simplistic argumentation about climate change

    Analysis of "On Behalf Of...
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    Re: Mower recommendations -

    Get an electric mower. I bought a Stihl RMA 410 C a year or two ago, (on special, they are a bit expensive!) It has plenty of power, long grass doesn't stop it, the battery charger is quick. Plastic...
  22. Thread: Full mailbox?

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    Re: Full mailbox?

    Thanks for the comments. Just wondered if anyone else had seen this sort of thing recently. It is certainly rubbish, and has now been deleted.
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    Full mailbox?

    Received an email today from admin@jeruselemcrew.com, telling me my "mailbox was almost full (399MB) out of a maximum of 439MB. Please use our URL to increase your mailbox size".

    Sounds like...
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    Re: Where does the electricity go?

    There is a constant 35mA drain from the battery in my car when the car is parked and the key out of the ignition switch, so I run a trickle charger on it all the time.
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    Re: I find it incredibe

    I'm feeling pretty positive about life continuing after our physical body dies. Not just for us, but for all of nature as well. The animals, the trees, plants etc etc.

    The Pope has said that our...
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