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chrisg

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    Project Binky

    Some mad skills there - decided impression not Nick's first time at bat with a gearbox Cheers
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    Ah, business accounts over FTTP. iinet/Internode, both now owned by TPG offer that for biz but not residential. I guess if you feel wealthy you could get a business account to your home and justify it if it is your place of work, but you'd have to have fibre. The major difference is over fibre the ISP can offer a guaranteed speed -it won't be full 100, that would be a bit willing but consistent performance is relatively easy to offer. That's over the glass, not end to end, no control over that. Those sort of guarantees cannot be offered over copper even ISP to end user without using prioritisation, which is very rare. Cheers
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    It's probably more realistic, iinet have thus far not offered anything above 50Mbs. Cheers
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    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    Not sure where you have been but if by "best" you mean boot lickers with the brains of demented wasps... yeah Cheers
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    Much more interesting, in Chariot days, after getting the tech sorted when I took it on, I spent most of the rest of my time there, in between beating owners off with a stick, negotiating bandwidth deals and running pricing models. It was actually all running pretty ok, then the dot-crash hit. I never really looked back, too much else going on then, bur TPG bought them so somewhere there are possibly still chariot email addresses I had never intended to stay long, it was a rescue mission, but 18 months went kind of fast. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    I seriously doubt I'd ever touch it again, or Bundy for that matter. Had some very serious drinking nights in Darwin with broken down Queenslanders, their definition, not mine. Cheers
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    Which just kicks the can down the road - that ADSL copper will age out, as will satellites. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Thus keeping America's reputation for fucking up the world intact. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    My first wife used to make a mean one of those, definitely not safe to drive after a couple of slices. I did make one myself years back, but cakes are not really my thing so it was indifferent Consequently one night somehow a couple of us finished the left over Kirsch and no one has ever explained to me how you could get THAT smashed on that small amount of a not outrageously alcoholic drink... Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Very interesting Cybes. I thought I had been clear that I do not know that the virus came from "The Wuhan CDC" just that it was an odd coincidence to have a P4 lab, which there are not many of, so close to the markets that are targeted as the virus source. There really should be a blameless investigation, but that seems somewhat unlikely with the obfuscation coming out of Washington to distract, or attempt to, attention from just how badly they messed up, and continue to do so. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    Since a couple of retirement/rehab places had a cluster they have, mostly individually I think, been a bit overboard strict. Have a couple of people I'd not mind visiting but the barriers are rather high Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    You are probably well aware with having family in ACT but there are a few roads coming into the Territory from all sides really. I'm not sure if the borders are closed or not but plenty of pollies still seem to be coming and going, RAAF aside it's about all the air traffic we are seeing in Adelaide at the moment. Not quite like Darwin with pretty much one road in and out. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Bit different in the ACT, you are sort of surrounded by Corona carriers Cheers
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    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    The real problem, which Obama alluded to, is that State is simply too big and should be divided up, it has over 75,000 employees and I lose track of how many areas of responsibility. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_State#Staff However no Secretary has ever looked to reduce the size of the Department by division, that would reduce their power... Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I begin to wonder if Australians realised how gregarious they are before this hit. Just been shopping myself, for an early Saturday afternoon very busy in-store and very little respect for social distancing. I take solace in S.A. seems to have stomped it out and probably will keep it that way until the borders open. I really do not like those self-service things but if there is one upside it is that more of the normal checkouts are open and flowing smoothly. Cheers
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    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    He did, but he fired them all It's been said the debacle at Benghazi cost Hilary the Presidency. I don't really buy it, sure she was Sec.State at the time and the security detail was depleted in a potentially hostile state but whilst she in that role should and did accept the responsibility it is very doubtful she was to blame, someone at State would have to own that one. However, no, that is not what this is about. Cheers
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    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    I'll keep an open mind, but it is so very, very English... Cheers
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    I'mmmmmm BACK!

    Did the forum go and predict corona virus ? Cheers
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    It's time to spill your guts

    General Chat it was !! Cheers
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    It's time to spill your guts

    Virt spent a while crafting up General something I think, sort of styled on the Drill Sergeant in "Full Metal Jacket." When done he handed the alt. around to the mods to play with - had its moments. I only ever had one alt. to act as a judge in the cooking comp. styled on the Muppet Swedish Chef, that was fun, so was the comp. I never really ever thought of Spicoli as an alt. he just dropped by as he wanted to but really enjoyed his cooking. Seemed too 3D to be an alt. but I could have been wrong. Cheers
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    Come for a walk down memory lane...

    I've driven with him several times - perhaps I have a death wish... To be serious he is an outstanding driver but how he has not been ticketed clean off the road I do fail to understand. My daughter is sort of used to fast driving, I'm hardly slow myself, did not phase her at all Cheers
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    Come for a walk down memory lane...

    Dunno if this belongs here or not, but what the hell. For her 21st birthday I took my eldest, who was briefly an active member, went by Kidra I think, to Melbourne for Comicon or one of those comic festivals. It was a present she was still talking about five years later so I guess it was well received, would be over 12 years ago now. Fredz was very happy to escort her around the festival whilst myself and Globe went off to Vic Markets to line up some food for a get together that evening at the Motel. Quite a few turned up, cannot remember everyone but Robzy and Kimmo I do recall plus Globe of course. It was a pretty good evening but a remarkable amount of food was donated to the Motel staff, not sure if I over-catered or everyone was more interested in drinking Next day we had a smaller drinks get together in the city which was also fun. My clearest memory was when daughter wanted to get going, something about needing to hit a bookshop I think and I idly asked MrF where i could find a cab. He looked at me as if I was a bit crazy and said .. "anywhere man." See, that more reminded me of London, Perth people then and as far as I know now don't really hail cabs in the street, they go to a rank. Next day we left via Tiger to go to Adelaide to see my folks, would have been the last time my daughter saw her grandad, then back to Perth. It was a great trip with Globe acting as taxi driver for some of it, driving in his usual near supersonic manner. Another funny memory was him suddenly slowing down and when I wondered why he told me we were in Toorak and he couldn't afford to hit a lawyer Must give him a call... Cheers
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    Come for a walk down memory lane...

    I'm certain he is... Focus might be another story... Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Dunno, it probably varies by phone, had the app well over a week, battery life seems the same on my middling Oppo. Cheers
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I had too many cases of cordless mouse or kb going flat in mid-stream to continue with battery powered so went back to a quality corded kb and being I don't game and was borderline carpal, a very nice Kensington trackball. Corded. It gives me all I want including four prorammable buttons. The only downside is that like mice of old the lenses need a clean now and again. Nothing is perfect and my approach certainly is not, but suits me -horses for courses Cheers
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