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  # 2240706 19-May-2019 09:41
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the plumber i called yesterday when i lost all water to the house, he arrived when he said he would, dug up the front yard to find the blockage and laid some new pipe , it took him a hour and a half and he finished just as it was getting dark and the part that really made me smile is he only charged $150 on a emergency call out on Saturday . Restored my faith in tradies.





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  # 2242811 21-May-2019 22:44
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Bought a failed heatpump off Trademe for $18.50 Replaced a failed resistor and MOV on the main circuit board in the outdoor unit. Around $2 or so worth of parts.

Fixed.

Working heatpump for $20. And I have saved otherwise usable equipment from ending up on the scrapheap. It is a 5.5KW inverter unit as well.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2242825 22-May-2019 00:03
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Knowledge is power.

 

 





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  # 2242963 22-May-2019 10:29
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The small cutouts for the logos.  So when I pulled up behind this at the lights in Chch the other day, I knew exactly what it was I was looking at.

 

 

Moderators please note - this post is not "astroturfing" - as banned under FUG.


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  # 2242974 22-May-2019 10:56
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Well that is one way to hide the rust for WOF reasons I guess....





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  # 2244311 24-May-2019 05:06
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  # 2245110 25-May-2019 06:41
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Returning unwanted goods in the US. So easy and straightforward, immediate refund in full no questions asked. Brilliant.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2247496 29-May-2019 08:25
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Being presented with this ad when I'm rather folically challenged.

 

 

(I have no idea what I might have searched for or clicked on to have prompted it.)





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  # 2247503 29-May-2019 08:31
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floydbloke: (I have no idea what I might have searched for or clicked on to have prompted it.)

 

 

I've recently been getting ones for AMI insurance... in Chinese. I also have no idea why!


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  # 2249431 1-Jun-2019 07:05
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Seeing the Starlink satellite fly over this morning.  Visually underwhelming yet,as a geek, weirdly exciting and interesting.





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  # 2249455 1-Jun-2019 09:10
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I have childhood memories of going out at night with my father to watch one of the very first satellites go over. It would have probably been one of the Explorers that was visible from earth. I think the Americans also launched a reflective satellite that was intended to be visible. That may have been the one I saw.

 

A few years ago I saw the ISS go over and that really was spectacular, like someone shining a torch down from space. I couldn't believe how bright it was.

 

 





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  # 2252128 5-Jun-2019 15:06
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15 Years Married today. I have been with my wife well over half my life and still pretty happily married :)

 

 


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  # 2252154 5-Jun-2019 15:56
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Congratulations to you both. Happiness shared is a wonderful thing.

 

 





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  # 2252374 5-Jun-2019 20:12
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It's common to see a claim that "Macs are good for video". I just did a test. My desktop is a couple of years old; it's a 3.3 GHz i5 with 16 GB of RAM and an SSD. I also have a 4-year-old MacBook Pro with similar specs.

 

I just ran an ffmpeg process on both machines. Both had the same version of ffmpeg and were processing the same file in the same way. The Mac did it in around 1/15th (!) of the time of the PC. That certainly made me smile, after the shock wore off!


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  # 2252521 5-Jun-2019 21:51
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Snagging the excellent Dynaudio Music 7 unit with 25% off to replace my ageing B&W Zeppelin which now retires gracefully, Not Out, to the Pavillion (in the form of our guest wing).






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