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At times it could be rather um, satisfying to leave a comment at the bottom of some of the articles posted in the Drum,

but wow not in the last few days ... got to go to fb or twitsville it seems. Bummer :-(

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People on whingepool are complaining that iiNet gets slow at peak time due to quota-free Netflix.

 

I don't see it.

 

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People on whingepool are complaining that iiNet gets slow at peak time due to quota-free Netflix.

 

I don't see it.

 

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My Speed is the same ,so i am not sure which Exchanges this would affect.

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Damn weather is really bad this morning in Adelaide ,sitting here with Lightning Flashing and a Thunderclap.

 

Temps Hovering about 6degC and my cup of Tea is Empty ,damn.

 

Well the blast from Polar regions is certainly here ,just hope the Power stays on.

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No idea what it was like here early this morning. I figure it was marvellous sleeping weather tho ;)

I surfaced only for water and the loo at some stage but only 'got up' a bit before 1pm. The day here is

very sunny and I dare say the mobs of southerners here atm are bloody luvin it :)


I've been saying this for decades ... " The far north is seriously the only place to be in winter "

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Fuck Mozilla, fuck Adobe.

 

Stupid Firefox goes paranoid as soon as your Shockwave player gets a couple of weeks out of date.

Adobe compound the situation - their installer from the official page doesn't install properly. The distributable installer which actually works took the best part of a dozen failed attempts with 3 browsers before I got a full copy.

 

Now all good until next month I suppose.

 

Some amusement from the frigging around though - when I enabled the plugin during the process from a prompt on an Adobe page, I got a popup window which had links to porn sites.

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Been noticing Adobe is a mess for a while now.

 

If it's any consolation apparently the days of plug-ins and extensions are coming to an end.

 

Cheers

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Yep, I was almost going to continue with that. I think it's a long time coming though.

Everyone could stop producing new stuff in Flash tomorrow but it'd still linger for years.

I suppose at least if they got it to some stable point and stopped pissing about with updates it'd at least take some of the pain away.

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I found their was 2 sites to update adobe Flash one was a clone the other was the original. What you do is Google Flash Verify it will select the legit page and on that page is a link to update Flash ,this is the one i used. No popups or anything.

 

Yes Firefox is getting security minded more so now when its products are being abused by out of date addons.

 

As far keeping a stable is impossible now ,Firefox tests all addons when you pass data through FF. As i found out two weeks ago in Facebook.

 

And i had updates turned off in Flash and Firefox.

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Pathetic Ashes collapse in progress. We've lost 4 for 9 in the last 6 overs.

 

Looking like they'll probably get walloped by 250 runs with a day to spare.

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MrF: Do you want me to check with my boss? He has friends that own IT companies down your way. He does remember "Junior".

 

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Given the how unexpectedly our lives are already in twain, I wouldn't be surprised if I already work for one of these friends :P

 

I'm actually pretty happy where I am. I'd love to knock out MSCA and Azure before I'm ready to move on, and even then, there's so much experience I can gain where I am.

 

But I'll see how I'm going at the end of the year.

 

How is your world going man? Any luck with Lab Tech? I think we're going to ditch it and keep looking for an alternative to Kaseya.

 

 

Kaseya has dropped support for a few of the key things we used.

 

I'll be sitting in on a tech demo of Labtech next week. No decisions made, but our hand is getting forced. If you start using an alt to labtech/Kaseya would love to hear about it though.

 

AD

 

 

We have officially dumped LabTech, she gone. Oddly enough, we're going to trail Kaseya 9.

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If those compact fluorescent long life light bulbs are so fantastic, how come half of my house is still running just fine with incandescent bulbs?

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The saving is in durability and lower consumption - though I've had incandescents that've lasted years and fluros that have died in a few months.

 

I'm nowhere near convinced on LEDs though, had one that died in less than 3 weeks. The power consumption is barely better than CFL, the price difference makes them not really worth it.

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The saving is in durability and lower consumption - though I've had incandescents that've lasted years and fluros that have died in a few months.

 

I'm nowhere near convinced on LEDs though, had one that died in less than 3 weeks. The power consumption is barely better than CFL, the price difference makes them not really worth it.

well, I have just installed a couple of LED bulbs, shall see how they go

the light spread seems more even than that of the CFB

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They have arrays of LEDs spread around, number dependant on wattage of the light. Plus all the ones I've seen have pearl covers which would serve to diffuse the light.

They also seem to have the same annoying startup lag that many CFLs have.

 

For an always on situation they'd be well worth it. They still seem to get hot though, another aspect I wasn't real impressed about.

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If those compact fluorescent long life light bulbs are so fantastic, how come half of my house is still running just fine with incandescent bulbs?

 

CFLs aren't all that wonderful, frankly: they don't last that much longer than incandescents, ime, and whilst they do use about 25% of the juice they're full of mercury which makes them hard to dispose of properly (everyone just turfs 'em in landfill instead).

 

My choice? Pay a teeny bit more initially and install LEDs. And, going by the last year's experience living in a house with mostly downlights, get a couple of UPlights (or standard lamps) which will bounce a decent amount of light off the ceiling.

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Teeny? Like 3 times the amount?

 

For a typical lighting situation you want around 900-1200 lumens which falls within the medium to high range of the typical B22 type CFL and LEDs, ie 14-20 Watts for CFL, about 11-15 for LEDs.

 

A half decent CFL within that range will generally be 4 to 5 bucks, an LED around 14-17 bucks.

I'm yet to be convinced on longevity of LEDs. I've had CFLs that have failed in around 3 months but on the other hand have had some that've gone probably over 4 years.

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I really do not like the quality of light from CFLs, LEDS much better.

 

Coles have had two packs going out at about 5 bucks a globe off and on of late, I stocked up and as incandescents blow have been replacing them.

 

So far so good, touch wood no LEDs binned but it's early days.

 

Cheers

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You have to get the right temperature... for work areas like kitchen or doing fiddly electronics work or the like, a bright cool one is a must. For lounge areas the warm ones.

Only the cheap ones or ones about to die tend to flicker.

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So how is everyone in the Eastern States coping with the cold weather?

 

In Adelaide we got cold but barely any rain or showers. Although the wind last night and today felt like ice it was most annoying to heat a room with a heater that i can only use one bar.

 

As for those CFL globes if they explode get out of the room fast ,they spread microdust with mercury ,arsenic and other heavy metals. And stay out for a while until dust settles. I still think the old filament globes are the best as all the flak over carbon being emitted seams to be flawed.

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...research indicates that while CFL bulbs do require more careful handling and disposal, the hazard may be blown out of proportion. According to a 2008 article on the issue in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives, CFLs typically contain from three to five milligrams of mercury—about one hundredth of the mercury content of the older thermostats that may still be found in some homes. Researchers have found that only a tiny fraction of that is actually released when bulbs break. For example, in a study published in 2011 in the journal Environmental Engineering Science, Jackson State University researchers Yadong Li and Li Jin reported that even if left unattended for 24 hours, a broken bulb will release from 0.04 to 0.7 milligrams of mercury. The researchers found that it would take weeks for the amount of mercury vapor in the room to reach levels that would be hazardous to a child. That can be avoided by quickly following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s simple procedure for safe cleanup. Additionally, Horowitz suggests: “When your CFL stops working put it in a Ziploc bag and take it to Home Depot or Lowe’s, who will recycle it for you for free.” Another way to look at the mercury content of CFLs: reducing electricity consumption by using more efficient lights might help reduce the amount of mercury emitted into the atmosphere by coal-burning power plants, the biggest single source of mercury pollution in the air. (See related story: “Pro-Environment Light Bulb Labeling Turns Off Conservative Buyers, Study Finds.”)

http://energyblog.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/08/separating-myth-from-fact-on-cfls-and-leds-five-concerns-addressed/

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So how is everyone in the Eastern States coping with the cold weather?

 

In Adelaide we got cold but barely any rain or showers. Although the wind last night and today felt like ice it was most annoying to heat a room with a heater that i can only use one bar.

 

As for those CFL globes if they explode get out of the room fast ,they spread microdust with mercury ,arsenic and other heavy metals. And stay out for a while until dust settles. I still think the old filament globes are the best as all the flak over carbon being emitted seams to be flawed.

It's fkn freezing. My dick just fell off.

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