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Catweazle

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  1. The Reserve Bank reference is a complete load of shite! According to that every coin ever issued in Australia, other than the 'holey dollar' and 'dump', are still legal tender. That's bullshit. Not even banks will accept decimal copper coins of round 50c coins, and pre-decimal copper coins (along with threepenny pieces) have been a "go bugger off" scenario for many decades!
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    Red Moon Rising

    Yep. Clouds. Ripped off badly :/
  3. It's actually worth zip, coz it's no longer legal currency. And good luck finding a buyer for it unless the thing is in mint condition, coz they aren't exactly a scarce item. I've a pile of the buggers out in the back shed. Leftovers from an estate, and kept for the kids to play with, basically. Selling them is too much stuffing about for too little return. Anyways... I'm all for 'big government' and higher taxation to pay for it. Privatisation and 'small government' experiments have been an abject failure imo. We had better and more affordable services available to us before all the bullshit started. How is it worth zip if its made out of silver? its not legal currency but it still has valuable metals in it Contains 10.624 grams of silver. Which is worth, theoretically, about $7.20 at current pricing. Also contains 2.66 grams of copper, which is worth about half a swallow of an Aldi-purchased stubbie. But the bloke has ONE. Think about that, hey huh? By the time he drives around, finds someone who'll actually purchase it from him for the silver content (rather than laughing and telling him not to be such a dickhead), and then gets back home with his 'wealth' he's already spent more than he's made from the fucken sale. Hence why I said it's worth zip. Got theoretical value, but in practical terms it's basically not worth stuffing around trying to recover it.
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    Fun with "Microsoft" phone scammers

    Wasting their time is wasting my time. I haven't enough years left to live to be bothered with that shit! My stock response: Caller -" Hello sir. I'm calling from Microsoft...." Me - "Thank you for the call. So that I can verify it is legitimate please tell me your Microsoft Employee Number and your office location. I will call you back." or, if I'm pissed off in general when the call comes in: Caller - "Hello sir. I'm calling from Microsoft...." Me - "No, you're not! Goodbye."
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    Cyclone ITA

    Winds that strong are still scary enough :) Good to hear you're OK. And great to see that it downgraded dramatically after it crossed the coast. Been following this with interest and concern. I've got kids up that way who are my grandchildren under Lore.
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    ZR2740w monitor power

    Pretty sure you'll find that the manually switchable stuff will be denoted as "Input 110v/240v" rather than "Input range...." or "Input 110v - 240v"
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    Cyclone ITA

    Seeya when power is restored, eveln. It'll probs be a while. Workers nowadays are sooks. no pioneering spirit AT ALL!!! heh heh...
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    Cyclone ITA

    Way to confront a cyclone, eveln. Pissed on port. Very impressed! So glad I'm not camped at my favourite spot at the mouth of the Bloomfield right now :/
  9. It's actually worth zip, coz it's no longer legal currency. And good luck finding a buyer for it unless the thing is in mint condition, coz they aren't exactly a scarce item. I've a pile of the buggers out in the back shed. Leftovers from an estate, and kept for the kids to play with, basically. Selling them is too much stuffing about for too little return. Anyways... I'm all for 'big government' and higher taxation to pay for it. Privatisation and 'small government' experiments have been an abject failure imo. We had better and more affordable services available to us before all the bullshit started.
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    Beating Atomic's Record

    Standard forum practice is to have 'Admin Email messages' enabled by default in member profiles. Mass mailout can be done and will go to all members who haven't altered their settings to disable them. But for some strange reason admin email is default disabled in this particular forum install configuration.
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    Cyclone ITA

    Stay safe, any Atomicans up that way. I've good friends and family at Cooktown and at Wujal Wujal. Thoughts are with everyone up that way.
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    (Public Announcement) Heartbleed bug

    I maintain 4 or 5 logins/passwords that I switch between and rotate from time to time. Whenever someone or something reacts to a currently talked about 'security scare' by forcing a password reset I'm all "Ho hum..." and then change it back to what I wanted it to be. Been doing it (with the same sets of usernames/passwords) for 15 years or more, and it serves me well enough.
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    Unable to log in using IE

    Oh I'd be making loud noises beforehand to ensure cross-browser compatibility is sorted before going Live with a new forum. Too important to ensure that peeps can post from workplaces, schools and such. If the software chosen doesn't end up having a compatible editor, then it'd need a third-party addin editor to correct the deficiency.
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    Is this a PSU problem?

    Goes to show. Can always learn new tricks. I've been fiddling with PCs since XT clone days, and never knew that one. I've always just left rigs sit for a while before powering up again, if they were chucking periodic hissy-fits like that.
  15. Yeah, just check the specifications for the motherboard before you commit. Most will have a header for serial port. I *might* have a slot riser to suit out in the shed, if you're stuck for one.
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    Cheapest adequate web site hosting?

    If it's gonna be a low traffic site then shared hosting is probs gonna be adequate enough and is quite cheap. Sub-$10/month, and most providers include in their plans 'click to install' easy access to freeware blog/CMS/Forum software for your site. Not saying it's the best or the cheapest, but as an example check out Fat Cow. That one gives you a raft of website software options, and for a 36 month contract it'll only set you back about $AU250. Defs slower than dedicated hosting services, buty if it's low traffic that shouldn't be an issue. Hell, back in the day we had PCPP Forum sitting on SiteGround for a while, when we were stuck for hosting facilities. Forum was pretty damned active back then, too, and page loading wasn't slow enough to piss people off.
  17. Is it currently running/booting to Windows? The other mobo did the trick for that? (Your earlier post mentioned "If it does again...", so I'm guessing you got it going.) Next question. Does any of your specialised equipment have entries in 'Device Manager' when it's installed? If it all operates as 'peripherals' then it probably won't. I ask, coz Windows (Vista onwards) is now much more forgiving of mobo changes than XP ever was. Still can fail if you're unlucky, of course, but to maximise chance of successful migrate of the install from one mobo to another, do the following: Boot into Windows. Uninstall ALL entries you find in Device Manager. Ignore all "Reboot to complete.." prompts - just keep going until you've uninstalled every entry. Perform a shutdown. Do the rebuild. Connect up the hard drive. Power up and boot into Safe Mode. Let it churn away installing basic generic drivers. When it's done that, restart and go into normal desktop. Let the rig detect new hardware, and keep rebooting as necessary until it all completes. That'll blow out Windows Activation, but if you're lucky it'll give you a good chance of having your specialty software/equipment still in place. It ain't hard to re-activate the install. It's worth a try.
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    Unable to log in using IE

    Where's the 'subjective' in what I posted above? I simply made a statement backed by objective, independent research findings. NSS does research for corporate clients, and has been reporting on comparative performances of security-related products for years. I challenge you to find a study with contradictory findings that isn't either: commissioned/paid for by Google or measuring theoretical scenarios rather than real-world ones. (By the way. Internet Explorer also leads the field for rapidity of response to newly discovered 'potential exploits'. )
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    Unable to log in using IE

    heh heh... I'm funny like that. Never could see the point to repeating stuff that wasn't true, just to fit in with the cool kiddies :-D
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    Unable to log in using IE

    Yep. Not just 'secure' either. Leads the pack. https://www.nsslabs.com/news/press-releases...gainst-socially Real-world performance beats Chrome, and craps all over (vanilla) Firefox. Maybe some of the third-party addons for FF perform better than the inbuilt functionality of IE? I dunno coz I haven't checked.
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    Unable to log in using IE

    Browser security is a far more important measure of comparison than capacity to handle code that devs wouldn't be using if they wanted to ensure that websites reach their audience.
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    Is this a PSU problem?

    LOL Every time you do that you're one step closer to bricking a graphics card or mobo. heh heh....
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    Unable to log in using IE

    jdee71, all you need do is set 'compatibility mode' for this site. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/interne...#ie=ie-11-win-7 Dills telling you that you need to change browser are n00bs! heh heh.... (Problem is coding of the forum software, by the way. It's not adequately cross-browser compatible.)
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    Is this a PSU problem?

    Safer for the PC internals is why. Power needs to be isolated from motherboard before connecting/disconnecting anything inside the PC, and the best way to ensure that is to ensure that the PC isn't connected to power outlet. That leaves only static in your body to potentially fry components, and eliminating static is pretty easy to do: Be mindful of what you're wearing, coz synthetics and wool generate static buildup. Don't work on carpet, coz that'll do the same. (If you haven't a decent work area set up, then kitchen bench is a static-free area that's probs the best lit spot in the house.) Discharge static before you touch components. Touching the metal chassis/drive cage/whatever inside the case is good enough for that. I'm not concerned in the slightest about people being princesses over getting zapped. I only care about the PC :-)
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    Is this a PSU problem?

    Ground in household circuit actually runs to ground. That doesn't somehow get 'disconnected, when the outlet is switched off. But I genuinely don't like the suggestion of leaving power cord connected to power outlet when working on PC internals. Makes it too easy to make a mistake and not realise power outlet is actually turned on. 'Isolate' is better, imo. You only really need to discharge static before touching the internals, and make sure you're not on a carpet surface etc etc.
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