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  # 432952 30-Jan-2011 21:38
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cjmack: Really bad news!! In all the rain from Wilma, my house got flooded and there is a lot of stuff destroyed. Looks like my plans will be on hold while I purchase replacement items.


May I recommend contents insurance? 




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  # 432955 30-Jan-2011 21:47
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magu:
cjmack: Really bad news!! In all the rain from Wilma, my house got flooded and there is a lot of stuff destroyed. Looks like my plans will be on hold while I purchase replacement items.


May I recommend contents insurance? 


The hassle and time taken and excess of insurance claims make it a pain in the butt even with it. I expect that free time has all but disappeared as you still have to do stuff to prevent further damage etc even when planning on making a claim.

Sucks to have a flood, and makes me glad that there are plenty of places a lot lower than me, and I am not far from the sea.




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  # 432958 30-Jan-2011 21:51
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magu:
cjmack: Really bad news!! In all the rain from Wilma, my house got flooded and there is a lot of stuff destroyed. Looks like my plans will be on hold while I purchase replacement items.


May I recommend contents insurance? 


The hassle and time taken and excess of insurance claims make it a pain in the butt even with it. I expect that free time has all but disappeared as you still have to do stuff to prevent further damage etc even when planning on making a claim.

Sucks to have a flood, and makes me glad that there are plenty of places a lot lower than me, and I am not far from the sea.


Indeed, but I've decided that, at least, I'll recoup the gear if it gets stolen or damaged by some natural disaster. I've experienced the "omg-the-living-room-stuff-is-floating" feeling and it ain't pleasant. $500/year to cover $40k of stuff is worth it IMHO. 




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Our place is on a known flood plain, but it's never come up anywhere near that high before. However, because it is known, insurance companies either won't accept us, or want in excess of $40pwk in premiums, which we cannot afford really. After each pay fortnight we usually have about $10 - $20 spare, and we save that. Also the stuff I was going to sell to pay for my NAS project has been destroyed aswell....

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cjmack: Our place is on a known flood plain, but it's never come up anywhere near that high before. However, because it is known, insurance companies either won't accept us, or want in excess of $40pwk in premiums, which we cannot afford really. After each pay fortnight we usually have about $10 - $20 spare, and we save that. Also the stuff I was going to sell to pay for my NAS project has been destroyed aswell....


Ouch. Better keep saving, then, until you get some breathing room. 




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Ok, have finally moved to a new place, and also have a new job. I have now replaced all items destroyed by the flood, and now have the spare funds sitting in my account to purchase my project. (Already even bought 2 x 2TB HDD for RAID).

I have decided to go with Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop x64 with MythTV. Anyone able to provide help with setup? At this stage I don't have a DVB card in the plans, that will come later. I just want to setup the NAS and PVR playback sides. I am also debating whether to go with an IR remote or wireless keyboard. I already have a Logitech multifunction remote, so is it possible to program this?

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cjmack: Ok, have finally moved to a new place, and also have a new job. I have now replaced all items destroyed by the flood, and now have the spare funds sitting in my account to purchase my project. (Already even bought 2 x 2TB HDD for RAID).

I have decided to go with Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop x64 with MythTV. Anyone able to provide help with setup? At this stage I don't have a DVB card in the plans, that will come later. I just want to setup the NAS and PVR playback sides. I am also debating whether to go with an IR remote or wireless keyboard. I already have a Logitech multifunction remote, so is it possible to program this?


i think theres a mythtvnz page with a guide included

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