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Nich...

Member Since 10 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active May 18 2018 03:19 PM
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In Topic: A quick question about HANDLE

15 May 2018 - 08:00 AM


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Am I imagining things or this is the kind of thing you'd post?


In Topic: NBN - Is it too expensive?

09 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

Yay, easy install.

 

Went from 20/1 (more like 11/1) ADSL2+, to 50/20 (more like 35/12 so far) FW.

 

Speaking of the NBN being too expensive, 50mbps FW doesn't qualify for the cheaper CVC prices everything else got, apparently, so that's an extra 5-10$/month :\


In Topic: Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

07 May 2018 - 12:04 AM

Picked up a bottle of 'apple liqueur' from a cider festival today.  Shame noone could tell me how it was made.  Tastes brandy-ish in there somewhere, but apparently not.



The struggle to actually find a potato peeler that doesn't suck arse.  I've got an ergonomic one that isn't, and one of the 90 degree angle ones that I just hate.

The test of a decent peeler is that a) the blade is strong, hard, thin steel and b) the blade has a decent gap to allow a good wide peel.  Seems that lack of a) will automatically mean a small gap to compensate for the weaker construction even with the thick junk.

The one I had was probably over 25 years old and I'd nursed it for the last 5 or more as one side of the blade had broken through but it was the "non operating" side for right-handed use.

I bought a 4 pack from Woolworths the other day for 2 bucks and they're just junk.  Lucky to get a third the width of peel compared to my old one.  With the old one I could do a spud in seconds.  Also I've noticed the new junk takes a thicker peel, so wasting food in the process.

Looked on a few store websites like Harris Scarf but no luck.

 

Thinking my temporary fix might be to take the blade from the ergonomic one and put onto one of the Woolworths ones.

 

Look around in some chef or knife shops, and see if you can find any Victorinox branded ones.


In Topic: And What Are You Listening To?

06 May 2018 - 11:19 PM

New Janelle Monae album is nice, but apart from the pre-released singles, I'm left a little disappointed not at it being bad, but that it's not all so amazing as some of the songs.


In Topic: NBN - Is it too expensive?

02 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

Paid some proper attention tonight while driving home.  Peak of the house's roof is just above road level, so I guess 3m above that should be fine as long as we can angle through the foliage ok.