Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | ... | 70
2029 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1948155 29-Jan-2018 14:45
Send private message quote this post

MikeAqua:

 

... The boarding pass turned out to be for a JetStar flight departing a different gate, at a different time yell

 

 

A later one I hope for their sake.





"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


13445 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1950694 2-Feb-2018 13:02
Send private message quote this post

My wife's face after the helicopter flight I just treated her to.





 
 
 
 


200 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  # 1950734 2-Feb-2018 14:17
Send private message quote this post

That Cloudflare (youtube) use lava lamps to help generate random numbers for encryption keys


6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 1950747 2-Feb-2018 14:50
Send private message quote this post


6771 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1952187 5-Feb-2018 21:47
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I just randomly remembered that when I was a kid, a friend lived in a house that looked a bit like a lighthouse. I decided to check on Street View to see how "lighthousey" it actually is. Lo and behold, it now actually has "The Lighthouse" written on it!




517 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 1955945 12-Feb-2018 18:43
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

I went out on a "Fabulous 4WD Family Fun Day Out" yesterday with my better half and three children. A great day out spent driving over some fantastic stations in the South Waiarapa as a fundraiser for a local trust.

Unfortunately, the weather turned wet towards the middle of the afternoon, and those people in their SUV's with road tyres suddenly found the going less than trafficable. Also unfortunate, as due to the narrow clay track we were on at the time, it didn't matter if you were in a capable 4wd with good tyres, as there was no getting forward past, nor turning round to go back!

The decision was made to leave the vehicles where they were, and walk out to the road. Good humans shone through, and helped others, and eventually other good humans arrived in vehicles from Martinbourgh to pick up those walking. A wonderful family had room for three, so the children went with them back to Martinbourgh, while wife and I continued to walk. About an hour later, we were picked up by an awesome bloke who works for Vodafone in Wellington, who took us back to our place. (the grandmother had already popped out to get the children, who had been fed and watered while they waited!)

I'll most likely go get my vehicle back once things dry out a little, and it's not a war-stopper that we don't have it right now. I know people from wellington drove to Waikanae to drop others home who had also left their vehicle behind too.

In general, most people are pretty dam good, and that gives me reason to smile.

14323 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1959010 16-Feb-2018 10:57
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

It may not seem much but to me it's big and makes a huge smile when after a very long time to walk where I wanted to walk since my teens. Not only walk but walk unaided. The sense if achievement is profound. Today I pay the price but yesterday was worth the cost.




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


 
 
 
 


13445 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1959190 16-Feb-2018 15:04
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4: It may not seem much but to me it's big and makes a huge smile when after a very long time to walk where I wanted to walk since my teens. Not only walk but walk unaided. The sense if achievement is profound. Today I pay the price but yesterday was worth the cost.

 

 

 

I get that. After my heart surgery, I was weak as a kitten. There was a bench on the sea front about 150m from where we were living and it took me 2 weeks to be able to walk far enough to reach it and sit down.






799 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1959710 17-Feb-2018 20:34
Send private message quote this post

My new dual 'spinning rust' toaster (2 HDD dock'n'clone station) along with a simple (but effective) backup philosophy. smile





- ISP1: T-OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat

 

- ISP2: 4G/LTE USB modem + TL-MR3020, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)

 

- NET: ZBOX nano router, 2 C2960X-48TS-L, 2 GWN7630, GWN7610, EL1600usb

 

- SVR: E3C236 32G/20TB, 2 H2 16G/500GB, HC2 4TB, 2 C2 1TB | 2 HC2 14/1TB

 

- IoT+3D: LoRaWAN, 5G, CCU3 (openHAB/MQTT), 2 Ender-3, UM2E+, UM3, CNC

 

- USR: NUC8i7HVK, EliteBook 840, Aspire E5, N2, Galaxy Tab, mobiles, 2 4K TVs

 

- ipPBX: GRP2613, GO-Box 100, SPA112 (Fax and W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)


Circumspice
664 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1959744 17-Feb-2018 22:44
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Squishing a mosquito midflight by clapping.


21438 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1959745 17-Feb-2018 22:46
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

The look my daughter gives me hoping that she will get away with something I just frowned at her for doing. It's the very definition of cheesy and cheeky. 

 

The look my son gave me when I did a fart today, and he did a much bigger one in response.

 

The glee I felt when a radio announcement mentioned that Yummy Brand Sweet Tango Apples were back and the crispness of biting into one and finding out it wasn't just a one-off thing last year.

 

 


2029 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1960377 19-Feb-2018 14:24
5 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

This

 





"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


799 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1960619 19-Feb-2018 21:56
Send private message quote this post

In EU we can do better ... LOL ... *see*. By the way ... the yellow thing is an Austrian rescue chopper on duty.





- ISP1: T-OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat

 

- ISP2: 4G/LTE USB modem + TL-MR3020, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)

 

- NET: ZBOX nano router, 2 C2960X-48TS-L, 2 GWN7630, GWN7610, EL1600usb

 

- SVR: E3C236 32G/20TB, 2 H2 16G/500GB, HC2 4TB, 2 C2 1TB | 2 HC2 14/1TB

 

- IoT+3D: LoRaWAN, 5G, CCU3 (openHAB/MQTT), 2 Ender-3, UM2E+, UM3, CNC

 

- USR: NUC8i7HVK, EliteBook 840, Aspire E5, N2, Galaxy Tab, mobiles, 2 4K TVs

 

- ipPBX: GRP2613, GO-Box 100, SPA112 (Fax and W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)


13445 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1960679 20-Feb-2018 00:15
Send private message quote this post

Tinkerisk:

 

In EU we can do better ... LOL ... *see*. By the way ... the yellow thing is an Austrian rescue chopper on duty.

 

 

 

 

Those crazy Austrians and their sense of humour...!






13445 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1960680 20-Feb-2018 00:16
Send private message quote this post

floydbloke:

 

This

 

 

 

 

 

 

ring ring, ring ring

 

 

 

Help! My house is being burgled!

 

 

 

OK sir. Name please...thank you...oh. You're THAT guy. 

 

 

 

Sorry...line is going - I can't hear you...sir...sir...doooooooooooooooooooo






1 | ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | ... | 70
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.