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  # 1999656 20-Apr-2018 07:26
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Rikkitic:

 

The microchip. 

 

 

I'll take that back a step and say the person who discovered that electric current will flow one way through silicon but not the other if you mix in the right impurities.





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  # 1999815 20-Apr-2018 13:47
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Blue LED's.

 

It's made the current digital age pretty awesome - lighting, medical instrumentation, communications, and Blu-ray tech





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  # 1999910 20-Apr-2018 16:18
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The shelter with 'my' solitary bees in the middle of a big town.





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  # 2002572 25-Apr-2018 23:02
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My 6-year daughter announced quite recently that forthwith she shall now be known as Kaitlin the Doughnut! This has provided MUCH amusement in our family, but also many strangers she keeps interacting with everywhere we go, esp when they ask her name. 

 

 


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  # 2002584 26-Apr-2018 03:27
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Official Win 10 professional license key for 2,33€ (= 4 NZ$). smile The only down side is that I'll have to get it in the stealth mode again as on the other computers.





- 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, H2 16G/2TB, 4 HC2 14/4/1/1TB, HC1 1TB, 42 Jetsons

 

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

 

- USR: NUC8i7HVK, EliteBook 840, Aspire E5, N2, X300, tablet, mobiles, 2 4K TVs

 

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


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  # 2002916 26-Apr-2018 16:33
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That feeling of utter, utter relief when you think you have stuffed something up big time but then manage to undo your boneheaded mistake without lasting damage.

 

(Tinkering with the backup server in my case. There are other copies but it would have been a total pain to rebuild the entire thing.)


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  # 2002918 26-Apr-2018 16:36
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networkn:

 

My 6-year daughter announced quite recently that forthwith she shall now me know as Kaitlin the Doughnut! This has provided MUCH amusement in our family, but also many strangers she keeps interacting with everywhere we go, esp when they ask her name. 

 

 

When she was younger, my daughter introduced herself as "Ratbag Biffington" for a while. One old biddy thought that was actually her name and gave me the total stinkeye when she heard. I could read the "tut tut, parents these days" thoughts going through her head from across the room. I made a point of using my daughter's real name loudly within her earshot after that.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2006643 2-May-2018 17:35
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Successful refurbishment of my ol' ThinkPad X300 after 9 years with a M.2 SSD and maxed RAM for tool shack use still powerful enough to handle 3D printing.





- 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, H2 16G/2TB, 4 HC2 14/4/1/1TB, HC1 1TB, 42 Jetsons

 

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

 

- USR: NUC8i7HVK, EliteBook 840, Aspire E5, N2, X300, tablet, mobiles, 2 4K TVs

 

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


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  # 2008242 4-May-2018 22:15
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I went into one of those "speciality" tourist shops in Queenstown just now (following the wife) and almost laughed out loud to find a Blue Fox fur rug for sale.

We all know that wherever Blue Foxes are found, NZ isn't it. Sadly, imo, but there we are.



What cracked me up was (a) the fact that this souvenir of NZ wasn't from NZ and (b) that it cost.....





Keep going....







$30,000.... !!!





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  # 2010297 8-May-2018 20:18
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YouTube's mobile app now retains the quality setting and it now applies to pre-roll ads. Yeah I'm thinking about getting a life as well ; ).

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  # 2010302 8-May-2018 20:23
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gzt: YouTube's mobile app now retains the quality setting and it now applies to pre-roll ads. Yeah I'm thinking about getting a life as well ; ).

 

Don't do it. I tried it once. Now I have a wife, 2 kids, a dog, 2 cats and a business.. :)

 

 


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  # 2010331 8-May-2018 21:15
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gzt: YouTube's mobile app now retains the quality setting and it now applies to pre-roll ads. Yeah I'm thinking about getting a life as well ; ).

 

Not seen any of those since getting youtube red. Makes it so much better.





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  # 2010335 8-May-2018 21:18
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floydbloke:

 

Rikkitic:

 

The microchip. 

 

 

I'll take that back a step and say the person who discovered that electric current will flow one way through silicon but not the other if you mix in the right impurities.

 

 

 

 

'Aliens'

You both made me Smile! 


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  # 2010396 9-May-2018 07:08
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That absurd feeling of accomplishment when I finish off a tray of pills.

 

 


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  # 2010400 9-May-2018 07:27
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frankv:

 

That absurd feeling of accomplishment when I finish off a tray of pills.

 

 

 

 

That absurd feeling of accomplishment when I finish off a tray of pils.

 

 

(The feeling is less good the next day, mind you.)





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