Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
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
109 posts

Master Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1935355 10-Jan-2018 10:02
Send private message





2003? I think I can just about remember 2003....!


Good job. I probably "know" more people here than I do IRL. I also learn a lot about tech stuff, not being truly geeky in the network engineer/IT/mobile network sort of way that many here are. One of my key learning experiences is the For Sale thread, where I see a post that says "For Sale: Uber Tech Widget Carbon 9777884444 techno-whizz (note - A shape not G shape)" or some such and then have to run and look up what is actually being sold, because I never heard of one...!


It's a great place to find answers to all manner of things; a sort of living Wiki mastermind Borg Collective.



Like these from today?


Pyranometer with modbus connection


Delidding service in NZ?


Delid?? come on! No idea what it was about! :-)


Yes! Exactly so.


Was thinking I may be the only one to google what is actually being sold because I never heard of one ;-)

Devastation by stupidity
12105 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1935358 10-Jan-2018 10:05
Send private message

I have also learned a lot about tech stuff including some that later proved useful to me by looking up things for sale that I didn't recognise.



I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney


1273 posts

Uber Geek


  #1935384 10-Jan-2018 10:32
Send private message

I joined in October 2006 and just checked my first post, which was in the Xtra rated worst ISP in user survey thread, where i was having a bit of a whinge. They obviously can't have been too bad, because I'm still a Spark customer smile


I've found so much good advice here over the years and hopefully have been able to provide some of my own. Congratulations on providing such a great resource and here's to the next 15 years.

2217 posts

Uber Geek

  #1935388 10-Jan-2018 10:41
Send private message

Congrats GZ!!!


I'm a mere 8'yrs (nearly 9 :P) years into my GZ life and have to say it is a truly amazing resource. This forum still rates as the best moderated and overall quality forum of all I have ever been involved with. 


It has been an expensive journey though, for me it originated with Technofreak's compelling Samsung S2 videos as it became a must have device followed by many other devices inspired from feedback and discussions generated on this board! on the other hand there have been many discussions which have lead to cost savings and deals IRL so goes both ways!


A special thanks must also go out to the huge number of professionals who impart their professional wisdom and knowledge from the goodness of humanity, in a lot of cases representing companies and doing more for customer relations than the company's own PR teams, this all creates the perfect tech fusion that is GZ





442 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #1935389 10-Jan-2018 10:42
Send private message

Congrads also , just noticed this year is my 10th year of my geekzone sentence lol


I have learnt so much from the forums and fellow geekzone users over the years , and technology has changed so much over my time here.




I found my first post , here is part of it .


my current line speed is 4.09 Mb/s  and my average is  3.4 Mb/s

upload is only       0.14 Mb/s






Fibre now , stream everything ,hate watching free to air tv (adverts)


Echo, and a dot a couple of Lifx bulbs .


And none of my IT knowledge would of happened without geekzone , so thank you all

3068 posts

Uber Geek

  #1935408 10-Jan-2018 11:09
Send private message

Happy Birthday Geekzone.


Always a source of knowledge and help. It feels good to occasionally be able to give some advice back as well.


I think this is why it works so well.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

264 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1935414 10-Jan-2018 11:22
Send private message

Congratulations on reaching this significant milestone!


What a great resource Geekzone has been for everyone involved over this period.


Long may it continue!


Best wishes, Paul.


4876 posts

Uber Geek


  #1935436 10-Jan-2018 11:44
Send private message

15 years young. I wonder what Geekzone will be like in 15 years from now? 

Twitter: ajobbins

61 posts

Master Geek


  #1935470 10-Jan-2018 11:59
Send private message

It seems like just yesterday I first came here looking for Bluetooth info for Pocket PC 

3573 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#1935484 10-Jan-2018 12:42
Send private message

Congrats - great milestone to reach. I lurked for a while before joining (as many seem to do) so officially am coming up on 11 years. I first found this site while troubleshooting a laptop which I was sure had picked up some malware. Unfortunately for many I decided to remain :-)


Met some great people IRL through this site. Here's to another 15 years plus!!


Budget Gamer
10539 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  #1935492 10-Jan-2018 12:53
Send private message

Batch file help reqd
6-Mar-2008 13:21


Joined: 4-Mar-2008 16:21


Last Access: 10-Jan-2018 12:19


Nr Accesses: 21575


Posts in our forums: 8425


Geekzone Friends: 83
+1 received:






Think I'd been lurking around before then though. Few years later, got a mysterious message from MF asking me to contact him....... was curious as to why, thought "oh crap, what have I said hes taken offense to" :D Instead, he was offering me "the hammer" to sort out those being offensive ;) Only gave it up due to a new job taking up my time etc. 


Site is still fun and informative as it was back in 2008, and cant see that changing any time soon until Facebook offer to buy the forums ;)

XPD^ / DemiseNZ


Blog         Free Games        Twitter


Disclaimer - It wasn't me, the dog ate my keyboard, my account was hacked, I was drunk, ALIENS.

843 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1935555 10-Jan-2018 13:42
Send private message

Fifteen years on the Dead Man's Chest,
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!


Fifteen years of a whole ship's list,
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!


Fifteen years of 'em stiff and stark
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!


Fifteen years of 'em good and true
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!


Fifteen years of Geekzone forums and posts ... I'll drink to that, we salute you!

Oh no, not another end of the world prediction

110 posts

Master Geek

  #1935755 10-Jan-2018 18:42
Send private message

Congratulations! I've been here for over 1 year now. Happy to be part of this community. Geek fact: the 1111 candles on top of the anniversary badge is the binary number for the decimal 15.

6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #1935957 11-Jan-2018 08:06
Send private message

Day late, Bugger! Congrats team! Doing a good job. 
I almost have the most replied thread on geekzone too! In exactly 30 replies it will be the most discussed topic here.
No one else but our mate Dumpty Trumpy. 

BDFL - Memuneh
67149 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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 »

OPPO Find X2 Lite brings flagship features to mid-range 5G smartphone
Posted 29-May-2020 12:52

Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47

Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29

D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22

NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14

SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00

D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53

Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48

Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56

D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51

Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01

Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35

Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53

Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06

Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00

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.