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    Re: How do I get one of these?

    Plenty of projects like this get funding, all various cultures, whatever. Maori are part of the society in NZ, they deserve funding just as much as anyone else. I agree with 1101, what's the big...
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    Re: Printer Manufacturers are

    I mean in terms of page yields. If the average Joe complains, who cares, but if your large corporate customer feels ripped off, you might actually lose business, so you make more of an effort.
  3. Re: USB 3.0 Type A Male to USB Type A Male Cable

    You may be thinking of Apple's Target Disk Mode in which this is actually possible (via FireWire or Thunderbolt), but even then it only applies to Macs.

    That's because the other laptop is not a...
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    Re: Windows 7 Updates

    You would get highly critical security updates that Microsoft deem exceptional (they went as far back as patching XP for a recent one) but that's about it.
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    Re: Printer Manufacturers are

    The problem is in buying a consumer or home office grade printer.

    You need a true commercial grade one if you want even a modicum of decency.
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    Re: How to retrieve Win7 Product key from PC

    Hm... You could try it, but do you actually want Windows 10....?

    Your other option is to use a 3rd party activation program. They work fine in Win7.

    I personally don't see a problem if you...
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    Re: How to retrieve Win7 Product key from PC

    Is it the correct edition?
    Is it an OEM key only for HP?

    What error message did you get?

    Did you ever install Win10 on the computer?
    IIRC keys can be "upgraded" to Windows 10 but afterwards...
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    Re: How to retrieve Win7 Product key from PC

    https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
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    Re: AiExpress orders

    That's not called not following rules, that's just blatant scamming!
  10. Re: Strange Gmail account recovery process/problem?

    Some programs obscure saved password fields with a fixed number of stars, so someone watching/recording your screen can't guess your password from the length.
  11. Thread: Rogue PDF

    by Agent_24
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    Re: Rogue PDF

    Sounds like it may have been infected at the recipient's end.

    The non-functional AV programs point to a significant virus already on their system...
  12. Thread: Why is it so?

    by Agent_24
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    Re: Why is it so?

    That's the advertising working as intended - it's supposed to make you think you want to change your hairstyle, and thus "need" to buy their product(s).

    I doubt that all women actually want to...
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    Re: Open Office or ..?

    I use LibreOffice, works great for me, though I don't do a huge variety with it. Mostly basic spreadsheets and text documents, sometimes with pictures/tables inserted etc. Sometimes I need more...
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    Re: AiExpress orders

    Just buy a decent dash-cam from a local shop...

    Then you'll get a high quality product and an actual warranty.
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    What I find fascinating is the insanity of how much money is spent globally on things nobody actually needs, like Coca Cola.

    Imagine if all the time and energy and marketing and money spent...
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    Re: Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    Indeed. The CPU is not so great and the 2GB RAM does not help.

    You need at least 2GB these days just for Win7+ and all the browsers these days fill RAM like crazy so really 4GB is minimum if you...
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    Re: Suggestions for new laptop

    x2, and easier to use and more ergonomic, unless you connect up an external monitor, keyboard etc anyway.

    Plus the batteries will fail sooner if they're always plugged in and fully charged but...
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    Re: Fake problems with external hard drive.

    Sounds like your Linux may have some outdated & buggy program etc that's not actually unmounting or it's doing it improperly, or maybe the drive is waiting to flush its write cache, but Linux is not...
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    Re: Iíve nicknamed my laptop Laggard :-(

    Another reason for computers to get slower over time is a dying hard drive. I've seen that a few times. The drive is often busy struggling with and/or reallocating failing sectors, so everything else...
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    The NZ Labour party is Communist? That makes as much sense as Trump's Twitter page.

    You want to see actual Communism, go to China...

    New Zealand is practically the opposite.
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    Re: A pronunciation question

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet

    If you wanted to describe the pronunciation exactly, as in a dictionary.

    Otherwise, you leave the spelling alone and the reader...
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    Re: Obsolete Items

    An equivalent to most or some of those items, perhaps, assuming you have a high-end smartphone.

    But they still can't print on paper like a typewriter, they'll never be as powerful as a real stereo...
  23. Thread: S*** Happens

    by Agent_24
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    Re: S*** Happens

    On the positive side, at least you have a house to have plumbing problems in.
  24. Re: A Twitter problem! Has Twitter got Dementia?

    Well I can't imagine there would be any point whatsoever in asking anyone else!

    Twitter support work for Twitter, if you have a technical problem with your account, only Twitter themselves are...
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    Re: Window 10 2009 Out now

    I know exactly where you're coming from, and I totally get it.

    But I can imagine that this is going to cause a lot of consternation.

    "But Windows 10 used to work on my computer, why doesn't it...
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