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  # 1970429 7-Mar-2018 10:51
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Geektastic:

 

Yesterday Chorus told the Select Committee dealing with the foolish foreign buyer ban that the way it was drafted at the moment they would be unable to roll out 5G easily because, since 25%+ of their shares are held by overseas entities or individuals, they will require OIO consent for every single thing they need to acquire to achieve the network...!

 

 

Perhaps the Government should re-acquire ownership of Chorus?

 

 


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  # 1970434 7-Mar-2018 10:59
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frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

Yesterday Chorus told the Select Committee dealing with the foolish foreign buyer ban that the way it was drafted at the moment they would be unable to roll out 5G easily because, since 25%+ of their shares are held by overseas entities or individuals, they will require OIO consent for every single thing they need to acquire to achieve the network...!

 

 

Perhaps the Government should re-acquire ownership of Chorus?

 

 

 

 

Sometimes I wonder about this.  

 

Absolute core infrastructure, roads, power transmission, communications.  Sometimes government can be best. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1972818 11-Mar-2018 20:08
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The pike-perch I caught in the river. He sleeps in the fridge now.





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  # 1972836 11-Mar-2018 20:49
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Premium quality signage in a premium priced hotel room in NZ, 2018:

 


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  # 1972891 11-Mar-2018 23:05
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Installing a new video card in my computer. And the PDF with the installation instructions contained a notice stating:

"The contents of this support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit (company website) for updates"

It worries me and it is also funny in a way, that they think that the data on a factory pressed CD can change without notice.





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  # 1972892 11-Mar-2018 23:15
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Fred99:

 

Premium quality signage in a premium priced hotel room in NZ, 2018: ...

 

 

They shouldn't operate a premium hotel. I'd shorten the bill when not completely satisfied with their service. How much? They could have read it on a post-it in my room. cool





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  # 1973494 12-Mar-2018 19:23
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Buying a Hue starter pack and then grinning like an idiot after making a stupid little app that can turn the lights on and off laughing


 
 
 
 


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  # 1973502 12-Mar-2018 19:32
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Tinkerisk:

 

Fred99:

 

Premium quality signage in a premium priced hotel room in NZ, 2018: ...

 

 

They shouldn't operate a premium hotel. I'd shorten the bill when not completely satisfied with their service. How much? They could have read it on a post-it in my room. cool

 

 

Or replace those signs with other funnier ones and laminate them so they look all legit.

 

"Please to not use the electric kettle as a chamberpot"

 

"to activate the heating, please dial 8675309 from the telephone and press option 2"

 

etc





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  # 1973615 12-Mar-2018 22:13
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richms:

 

Tinkerisk:

 

Fred99:

 

Premium quality signage in a premium priced hotel room in NZ, 2018: ...

 

 

They shouldn't operate a premium hotel. I'd shorten the bill when not completely satisfied with their service. How much? They could have read it on a post-it in my room. cool

 

 

Or replace those signs with other funnier ones and laminate them so they look all legit.

 

"Please to not use the electric kettle as a chamberpot"

 

"to activate the heating, please dial 8675309 from the telephone and press option 2"

 

etc

 

 

See that photo of the heater control?  If I'd read the freaking label before we went to bed, I'd have realised that the M + 9 setting which I didn't dial in would have meant that the stupid thing was on full bore all night.  As it was I thought I was going through manopause, spent the night sweating like a pig, worrying that it was because of something "off" in the curry that I'd cooked up.


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  # 1973833 13-Mar-2018 10:54
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Fred99:

 

See that photo of the heater control?  If I'd read the freaking label before we went to bed, I'd have realised that the M + 9 setting which I didn't dial in would have meant that the stupid thing was on full bore all night.  As it was I thought I was going through manopause, spent the night sweating like a pig, worrying that it was because of something "off" in the curry that I'd cooked up.

 

 

You'd love the SetUp in Welly.  Very similar signage and varied and mercurial HVAC equipment





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  # 1976590 14-Mar-2018 16:42
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Getting my Bias Tee today :-)

 

Finally have my filtered ADS-B pre-amp going.

 

Max range since setting up / turning on is now over 330km.

 

(Previously lucky to get 210km in the last year!)

 

The noise floor has risen by about 10dB here in Upper Riccarton in the last year.

 

Must be all the new cell frequencies in use, as it drops by 8dB overnight!

 

Really pleased with my RTL-SDR.com unit.


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  # 1978407 16-Mar-2018 08:08
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Logging onto internet banking and being presented with a notice that they are reducing a lot of their fees (to the tune of more than 35% in the case of my credit card).





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  # 1978408 16-Mar-2018 08:12
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Iheartradio going bankrupt!

 

I just really didn't like their product. 


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  # 1978859 16-Mar-2018 21:08
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When someone with a house "out bush" accepts your offer, subject to sale of your existing, on a thursday....

 

And your house sells 3 days after 1st open (the saturday, on a long weekend) for more than asking. 

 

 

 

With a 6 week settlement! 

 

 

 

YAAAY


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  # 1979242 18-Mar-2018 05:34
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Pentium Gold smile





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