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rs727 last won the day on August 9

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  1. rs727

    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?
  4. rs727

    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.
  7. rs727

    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.
  9. rs727

    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
  10. rs727

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Loving these. Been watching all of them.
  11. rs727

    Opinions are like arseholes,

    fuck you both here in australia, you can both do the maths - even if there's only one of you, it's still maths since when did, when the fuck did people decide to be homeys rather than locals it's not like people don't give two fuck, is it - they give two fucks fuck ! fuck !! (like that) Quoted because that was too good of a read to only be read once!
  12. Hmmm, maybe they're right about changing the signs... seems it's easy to mis-interpret what they mean as evidenced above?!
  13. 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.
  14. rs727

    So far so good...

    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.
  15. I think most people would say just that. But seeing as I have no idea how to do that i'll give you this option instead. Of course this would depend on how you can get a copy of the file for excel to use. I've got it using a file on the desktop called solar.txt. Ideally if you can have the data saved periodically to a file, then all you need to do is open the spreadsheet. So here's a something that I cobbled together based on a formulas i've used in the past to parse data that's spread out. https://1drv.ms/x/s!Au4ONRNAF_J5vJpVfn1d79R8U90s6g Getting to the endpoint is somewhat convoluted, but all that can be hidden only showing the final table - and you do get a graph out of it in the end. Not sure if that's exactly how you want it laid out though. But you should be able to work on it from there. The data source can be changed and should prompt your for a source when you open the file. From then on it should update automatically when opening the sheet or manually refreshing the data. Happy to tweak if it's heading in the right direction. NOTES: Columns BC is imported data from the txt file using space, comma, colon as delimiters Columns EFG is the data parsed for only serial/last/max watts Columns IJK is the parsed data collated together into a table Graph is on the 2nd tab The data will be updated on opening the spreadsheet or using the Refresh option in the Data tab.