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About smadge1

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    Clive Palmer

    He is Trump Lite in a way. But, he likes to sit in the comfortable space between the two major parties, and cherry pick the policies of both.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    What's the use case for this?
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I bought 3 items I had a $100 jaycar gift voucher, and the Powerbank seemed like a good deal (I already have an Anker 20,000mAh Powerbank, but it doesn't have QC or USB Type-C PD) The USB Type-C to MicroUSB 3.0 Type-B cable I bought to test with (Some laptops and Macs have USB Type-C Ports, I'd like to see if the cable works with external HDDs) and I got the 3TB Drive to start storing my DJI Spark footage/photos, but I'll need to grab a second one so I can keep redundant copies. I hit send earlier and got interrupted at work, forgot to add in the details
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    3TB USB3 HDD https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/toshiba-3tb-canvio-basics-portable-hard-drive-black-tobacv3tb#features
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    Magazine Clearout!

    Much Appreciated!
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    The most special people

    hoo boy, Last time I saw Zebra, I went to visit him at his work. I couldn't even comprehend the sort of stuff he was working with. This was more than enterprise networking, more than running a datacentre, madness!
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    Drone Photography

    https://youtu.be/4kaq7tMjkmI
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    Oh dear, it seems I’ve bought a Spark and a Tello There goes all my free time
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    Drone Photography

    I have acquired a DJI Spark drone, an entry level video/photography drone. After I work out the mechanics of flying a drone, I'd love to learn some of the photography side of it. Anyone have any hints or tips? One day I'd like a Mavic Air, but at this stage, I just can't justify it.
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    My time has come... I rent a little flat underneath a house. The owner lives upstairs. When I moved in back in 2012, I paid for HFC installation for Bigpond cable (which is what my current connection is) However, I'm told that we only have one free NTD per address, and I'm hoping that because I'm the only customer on the HFC, that I can get it. But when the landlady wants to migrate her Optus connection, she'll have to pay for an additional NTD ($300) To be honest, I just want my own internet connection, and not have to share. Multiple customers could use the Telstra HFC simply by using a splitter and adding a new modem, so why is NBN different?
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    Bernie. fucken. SANDERS

    Bernie running is a win for Trump...
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    Magazine Clearout!

    I'm still waiting for Fenn and others to get back to me... I'd like some more 88,89,85,96 happy to pay + postage! pretty please!
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    just had a cool thought

    A Chrysler 300C I used to drive only had 1kph difference between the speedo and the built-in sat-nav. Not sure if they calibrated it to be close at the factory, or whether the GPS actually calibrates the speedo on the fly.
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    just had a cool thought

    I picture a system of roadside beacons (in a mesh network configuration) with localised location data, and they could also carry status information (temp speed limits, road conditions, congestion data, etc) and information on nearby beacons. Traffic lights and intersections would have similar beacons. Some beacons would report their current statuses to a central location for long distance forecasting. I think it would be interesting for all cars to be retrofitted with similar beacons, so that their locations can be taken into account as well, but you'd need a lot of safeguards in place to make sure it didn't turn into a privacy nightmare (like the current crop of numberplate recognition scanners, bluetooth/wifi tracking, etc) Normal cars (with modern navigation systems) or Self driving cars could use this information to establish quick and safe routes and avoid congestion i have a lot of ideas to be honest, but no idea how to develop such a system.
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