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#1199037 What's on your mind?

Posted by rs727 on 10 January 2018 - 08:47 AM

Personally whilst I quite like Win10 I think it was rushed to market to counter all the criticisms of 8 and in a way they are still writing it :)


Rushed? There was 3 years between 7 and 8 and 3 years between 8 and 10. Both had an update during that time.


Sounds like they're running better than the Japanese rail network to me.


No doubt there was probably things they wanted to add to the original release. But given the bi-annual updates they're doing now, if something misses a cut-off then it generally makes it to the next release. 

#1197513 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by rs727 on 09 November 2017 - 02:26 PM

Are you really, truly telling me that shortened copper cables sync at slower line rates than their original length? Really dude?


No, he's saying that FTTN was a crap solution given that many people have lines that are still too long to get a 100mb service. I'm on a 50mb plan and thankfully i get pretty much bang on 50mb sync.


Congestion may be a big issue which is something that can be solved so long as they companies buy and provide the bandwidth required. A line that maxes out at 50mb can't be fixed, at least not in the short term. And definitely not without throwing even more money at it.



If anything, isn't the ACCC stepping in there because of the poor business practice of selling a customer a plan of x speed, and when it doesn't get that speed, leaving them on it rather than moving them - or at least offering - to a cheaper plan that they can hit the sync speed?


And so they should. Given that sync rate is dependent on a number of factors on FTTN, they should have given the opportunity to drop to the most appropriate speed at no charge if the user wants. So for me, if 100mb wasn't happening, give me a 50mb plan if offered. Otherwise give me the choice of paying more for 50mb shy of my theoretical peak, or pay less and lose 25mb on the lower speed plan.


It's ridiculous when you read stories of people paying for 100mb plans but barely hitting 25mb, and there's nothing they can do about it. Or worse still paying for a 25mb plan, getting under that, then being told if they pay for a "speed boost" they'd get better speeds.

#1196821 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by rs727 on 11 October 2017 - 08:52 PM

Same can be said about the $120mill the govt spent on the postal vote, and given that it's non binding makes the whole thing a farce.


Would have been nice if it was to be a final decision so it doesn't have to be dragged on for however much longer. Otherwise it's a huge bill for no outcome that could've been spent on something much more useful.

#1189655 I do not, nor have I ever seen a penis ...

Posted by rs727 on 08 March 2017 - 12:45 PM

Women can't wear pants?

Skirts are what signify you as a woman?

Men can't wear skirts?


That was pretty much my first thought. So now women are going to complain that we're forcing a stereotype that women must wear dresses.


It's no doubt going to get people talking about it, but it's a stupid change for no reason whatsoever. 

#1189548 So far so good...

Posted by rs727 on 06 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

I've been following Michael Mosely's doco's for quite a while. Always interesting and it seems the science behind them is always solid. Of course they're going to make it seem that they're right, but he does seem to be quite balanced on what is reported. I found that doco so interesting I read the 5:2 book after watching it to see if there was more background info.
I've never done the diet (at least not willingly) as i've got no need for weight loss, i always found the other health benefits of it quite intriguing - lower cholesterol and blood sugar being the two seemed most affected.
I actually met a couple of people shortly after reading the book that were doing it, and they said it was by far the best thing they did for their health and can't speak highly enough of it.
And the best thing is it's not a strict diet, you still get to eat whatever on any other day - and that I think is it's big draw, it doesn't feel like you're on a diet just eating celery and carrot sticks.

#1160151 Damn. TPG to buy out iinet...

Posted by rs727 on 03 September 2015 - 09:06 PM


Now TPG have sacked the PR side of Internode ,Impress Media are no more.
Wonder what is next.


If you were running a business would you keep two people on if they're job could be amalgamated into one?

They're just streamlining their business and removing any duplication within the two companies.

#1159912 Windows 10

Posted by rs727 on 29 August 2015 - 10:41 AM

Tried to upgrade an 8.1 PC today and it kept asking for a key.  It wouldn't accept the one I dug out of the registry for some reason so ended up grabbing what seems to be a generic W10 key from the web and it then progressed.  Weird.

Win8.1 keys won't work. The only time you should be getting a prompt for a key is if you're trying to update using the wrong installer. Eg. running the Pro installer on a Home OS, meaning that the installer thinks you're changing licenses not upgrading.

I initially ran into the same issue downloading the Single Language installer thinking that's all that is required, but I kept getting prompts for the keys. Downloaded the multi language one and it worked as it should.

I don't think anyone has ever mentioned to use one of the generic keys to install. But again, it shouldn't have to be used if everything matched, as it should've gone straight through.

Curious to know if it has activated properly?

#1159690 Green Room Pics Thread

Posted by rs727 on 24 August 2015 - 03:33 PM

That last pic ^^ is priceless

hehe, yeah - but the sandwich one made me literally LOL

#1159354 The Windows 10 Bullspit Busting Thread

Posted by rs727 on 17 August 2015 - 05:54 PM

Nice to see someone debunking all the crud that is out there. Now if only a post like this could get syndicated across all the major tech news outlets.

#1157886 Windows super-spying?

Posted by rs727 on 19 July 2015 - 10:49 AM

So it's logging it all courtesy of my hotmail sign-in?


Pretty sure you can disable it. I think it's PC settings > Onedrive > Sync settings > Other settings > passwords


Nice feature, but probably more for users that are constantly on the move using multiple devices. You can't deny it's handy having your mobile automatically know the network password once it's already setup on your laptop, having all that info ready even after you reinstall the OS.