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# 255538 16-Aug-2019 16:29
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Hello, I'm new here.

 

 

I was hoping to part of a forum again. I've hopped from forum to forum and have never really stayed in any. Hoping to try out geekzone.

 

 

In some of my Google searches in the past about tech specifically related to NZ, I've come across posts from GZ time, and time again. I notice that there's a lot of knowledgeable people in here too. This looks like a nice forum to settle down at.

 

 

My interests:

 

I'm a Uni Student studying Mechanical Engineering. I was doing computer science and physics because I couldn't get into Engineering out of High School because of my grades and then made the jump 1.5 years later. I chose M.E because I saw there being a lot of freedom for creativity and design.

 

 

I hate Uni but I love making things and researching things for weeks on end.

 

 

I'm interested in crypto, actual viable use cases, and trading.

 

I created an LED crypto ticker, inspired by stock market tickers. I 3D printed a case of thingyverse and coded the software, using the help of a LED display library. The way it works is by grabbing the current prices off an exchange using an API and then creating images from text, merging it all together and then displaying it on the screens.

 

See here:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/devdass_a-prototype-for-a-stock-ticker-like-raspberry-activity-6426729580337467392-9Cq6

 

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/devdass_an-update-on-me-personal-project-currently-activity-6475569597016866816-3vPJ

 

 

I'm working with my friends on a project to optimise the operation at the Ports of Auckland using dual band gps tech and possibly the new SBAS gps upgrade for australasia. Very early days but the ports and uni have shown a lot of interest in it. Hoping to take it somewhere so that I don't have to rely on my GPA getting me jobs. Will have to work on the software for it in the future which means I have to re learn how to code.

 

 

I enjoy privacy technology. Encryption, proxies, VMs and whatnot.

 

 

I'm not a linux user because I was fed up with windows 10 being rubbish. I bought a Thinkpad T400 to play with.

 

 

Also; what's the deal with all this 5G propaganda? How is it "revolutionary"? Do we really /need/ 5G? If it's faster than fibre, will it replace all fibre infrastructure?

 

 

 

 

I know this isn't entirely coherent or structured, so thanks for reading this far.

 

 

Oh, I also roll, develop, and print my own photos. If I've scanned them, they can be seen here: sakuretsuarmour.tumblr.com

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  # 2300506 16-Aug-2019 16:29
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  # 2300541 16-Aug-2019 18:23
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  # 2308647 30-Aug-2019 21:43
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Welcome to the group!

 

We are out of cookies~ lol!


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  # 2308665 30-Aug-2019 23:35
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EdwardNZ:

 

We are out of cookies~ lol!

 

 

OMG!! Worst news ever!!

 

And welcome to GZ :)





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  # 2308709 31-Aug-2019 09:40
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Hello XJ9.

 

Pretty comprehensive intro. Yup,we have awesome community here & freitasm works hard to keep it that way.

 

See ya in the privacy related chats.

 

 





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  # 2308775 31-Aug-2019 12:21
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Welcome to the madhouse. 





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  # 2308778 31-Aug-2019 12:36
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Welcome. Now - first things first: Are you ‘curious’ as in ‘strange, odd or peculiar’ - or as in ‘inquisitive, enquiring and questioning’. 😛

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  # 2308863 31-Aug-2019 18:48
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eracode: Welcome. Now - first things first: Are you ‘curious’ as in ‘strange, odd or peculiar’ - or as in ‘inquisitive, enquiring and questioning’. 😛

 

Or as in likes boys and girls :-P





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  # 2308865 31-Aug-2019 18:54
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Lias:

 

eracode: Welcome. Now - first things first: Are you ‘curious’ as in ‘strange, odd or peculiar’ - or as in ‘inquisitive, enquiring and questioning’. 😛

 

Or as in likes boys and girls :-P

 

 

I believe that's "bike-curious"


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  # 2308893 31-Aug-2019 20:37
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snnet:

 

Lias:

 

eracode: Welcome. Now - first things first: Are you ‘curious’ as in ‘strange, odd or peculiar’ - or as in ‘inquisitive, enquiring and questioning’. 😛

 

Or as in likes boys and girls :-P

 

 

I believe that's "bike-curious"

 

 

And here's me thinking that was people that can't decide if they like motorcycles or not :-P





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  # 2308901 31-Aug-2019 21:35
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Or could be this - which I remember fondly from my adolescence:

 

 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Curious_(Yellow)

 

 


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