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    PAX AUS 2019

    The app is now available with the schedule. I'll be there again, 3-day.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I got myself a Surface Go (LTE) and a Yamaha AG06 Mixing Console / USB Audio Interface (and some mics and all the various things to connect them together) have to sacrifice 15GB of the storage for an install of Cubasis AI 10 just for laughs, the AG06 also works with Mac, Android and iOS devices!
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    PTSD - an utter curse

    I knew a guy who flew choppers in Vietnam, and he was only recently diagnosed with PTSD. They actually involved his whole family in the diagnosis and treatment program, as his family were the people who were most affected by it.
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    The Naruto Run !

    What if the military are there to protect us from the dangerous aliens? lol...
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    The Naruto Run !

    I figure 90% of people will treat it like the joke it is, 1% may turn up thinking it's serious, everyone else will just go along to rubberneck. (including the media)
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    The Naruto Run !

    Would be a nice place for a gathering of food vans!
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    In anticipation of the release of Borderlands 3, I decided to play through the original and BL2 (pre sequel, DLC, etc) I have the games on my PC, but my PC is crap, and not enjoyable So I was happy when I found out that Gearbox had released the original on PlayStation 4 Now I've embarked on a journey of trying to complete the three games and as much DLC as I can before 3 is released. So, I also figured out how to stream to Twitch from the PS4, and the crappy headset that comes with the playstation is crappy, so I bought a new chat headset (I use my stereo fro game audio)
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I got the 46mm one with LTE I traded up from the Gear S2, which was still in perfect working order, however, I did like the LTE option, and the 4x battery life of the Galaxy watch. I've also found the NFC contactless pay feature to be much more reliable.
  9. Traveling in india with a roaming (indian) sim card, that's painful. I did have 2GB international roaming on my Telstra SIM card for emergencies
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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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    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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    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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