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rs727 last won the day on August 9 2018

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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    No talk of FTTN, or is there a plan to get FTTN users moved to a FTTC or FTTH at some stage?
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    What's on your mind?

    In my head i'm thinking what makes a good fridge? Keeps things cold? Check ??? So what is this fridge doing that's getting scruffy all giddy?
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    Are they though? People are able to barter whatever they want with each other, effectively creating their own currency. A pig has has value to someone if they want one, but is worth nothing to someone if they don't. It doesn't make it legal tender, but it still forms the basis of the transaction which ultimately is what any currency is used for. I think that pretty much says what it needs to. Both statements are independent of each other. While you can debunk them using some roundabout logic, it doesn't take away from the fact they are both true statements. You can repeat that as many times as you want, it doesn't make it any more right, or my statements wrong. "Gravel or bits of plastic or invaluable metal" will only become valued if someone deems them to be worth something to them, or passed in by law stating so.
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    Did you not just contradict your first reply with the second? You won't accept gravel, but you think it's ok to use as currency? So is it or is it not? People can use whatever they want as currency, but it only has value if people deem it to have a value to them. All the monetary currencies have a value because that's what has been determined by the various govt's/authorities etc.
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    hmmm, that original plan is looking mighty good right about now, hey?
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    Forum downtime / new feature testing

    I could also benefit from using the goto unread feature, but having the page numbers still is useful at times. I like the idea of having it a darker green. if it can't be used because it's almost invisible, then it may as well not even be there.
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    Forum downtime / new feature testing

    That's the one i'm using... "atomic (default)". The problem is the page #'s next to the thread title. It's very dark grey and quite small, so hard to see. Just needs the colour to be a few shades lighter.
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    Forum downtime / new feature testing

    Any chance of getting the thread pages list on the front page a touch lighter?
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    What's on your mind?

    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.
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    Lovely analogy! This should have been the case with whatever plan came to be. Having it turn into what it is now means it goes from a infrastructure project to a money making one, more than likely leading to stupid decisions to save few dollars to look better on their balance sheet at the end of the quarter. As far as people only buying lower speed plans. That's in part their fault, is it not? 12mb was only supposed to be available for a phone only service, at least what I recall reading at some stage. Yet all the budget providers offer this as their entry level plan at super cheap prices on an overly congested network. Half the providers don't even offer a 50mb plan, and as i stated above, no one in their right mind is going to pay for a 100mb plan when they can't get anywhere near that speed. Just because of those two things you're essentially forcing the user onto lower speed plans. Then you wonder why no one takes up the 100mb option or why almost no one is on a 50mb plan?
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    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. 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.
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    Same-sex postal survey is a go

    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.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Credits shows the Horizon logo and "produced for BBC and ABC" So i'd say it's the same ep, just that they've added on the little bits at the start and end about how Australia was involved.
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    when will the war start ?

    Apparently it will be October... at least according to some random article about a fortune teller that predicted it. So enjoy the next few months guys! :P
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Loving these. Been watching all of them.