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  1. Tea

    Coronavirus

    A tale of both contrast and similarity here, Doug. We too have had a leadership vacuum at national level, but at least it's been a genuine vacuum, a lack of leadership, not downright evil destructive stuff in the mould of Trump and Bolsonaro. The state leaders, however, have been very good...
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    Coronavirus

    Our experience here is that people have generally relaxed, but in the main retain courtesy and reasonable distancing habits. A minority - nearly all young - are lax about it, and a few are just poxheads. But only a few. The really weird thing is that it is the NSW government which is carrying...
  3. Tea

    Coronavirus

    Getting on just fine thankyou Handy. We are living in Tasmania now. In the Huon Valley, which we have always liked. There is a page of pictures of the district here: http://tannin.net.au/browsestate.php?state=7&substate=3 - not all from the Huon Valley, but most are. You'll get the idea.
  4. Tea

    Coronavirus

    I reckon Trump's doctor - who will be perfectly well aware that he has to do whatever Trump says or be yet another White House sacking - will have indeed supplied the anti-malaria drug, but not being completely stupid, he will have had someone fix him up with a special supply of, say, 2mg...
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    Coronavirus

    Living on 20 acres near Ranelagh, DB, five minutes out of Huonville. Been here for about a year. Our Coronavirus strategy is to stay at home seeing practically no-one and going out as little as possible - i.e., pretty much life as usual. :)
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    That's worth following up, Clocker, and is a very kind offer. I probably won't have the opportunity t o do so for a little while though. (Retired. Yep. Nothing to do all day? Nope. It doesn't work like that. :) ) Meanwhile. we have yet another spectacular Arlo failure to deal with. My credit...
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    Cheers Clocker. No, I'm on NBN Fibre, the gold standard of connections. After a lot more mucking about, Arlo still doesn't work. It's a disaster. It is now sending notifications again, but only sometimes, and they only work when you wake up your phone. And the can't-cancel bug is back. So I...
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    We bought a Netgear Arlo security camera system the other week. The good news: the machinery is outstanding. Small, neat, beautifully engineered. Expensive, but I've never minded paying for class. Great battery life, very well thought out. The bad news: the associated app and website aren't...
  9. Tea

    dSLR thread

    I would rather like 600/4 III, but I'm not sure I want to sell my house just yet.
  10. Tea

    SMS - phone, tablet & desktop all-in-one?

    Any recommendations for an app to let me use any of three devices [Android phone, Androit tablet, Windows 8.1 computer] to read and send texts? There seems to be lots of them, but all with diffrrent features and (presumably) different gotchas.
  11. Tea

    dSLR thread

    My word, Tannin is grumpy today, isn't he! Besides, he should realise that most of his readers ... yes, both of them ... are Americans who probably won't get the "haitch" thing. So far as I know, that's an Australia-only phenomenon (not saying "haitch, poorly-spoken English people say "haitch"...
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    Proposal for a tipbot system using cryptocurreny

    Sigh. It's sort of like money, except that it doesn't exist or have any actual value and nobody uses it. At least not for anything worth mentioning other than speculation, gambling, bribery, drugs, and crime.
  13. Tea

    Proposal for a tipbot system using cryptocurreny

    It's not even as if the thread was current, it's years and years out of date.
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    Proposal for a tipbot system using cryptocurreny

    Tannin, you are hopeless. What you wrote has got practically nothing to do with what Doug proposed. It was just an excuse for an off-topic rant.
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    LED flashlights

    We wound up getting a couple of Zebralamps, selecting therm rather than several others for reasons now forgotten. Belinda is happy with hers. Tannin's, however, is useless. It has yet to do any useful work at all. ...... This is because he put it somewhere apparently sensible until needed -...
  16. Tea

    question Thoughts on Reconciliation With An Ex

    I thought I'd always been 9. It certainly seems like forever. Mind you, working with Tannin can make ten minutes seem like forever.
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    question Thoughts on Reconciliation With An Ex

    ^ Ignore that. He's talking about me, of course. Probably hopes I wouldn't notice.
  18. Tea

    New phone time: old-school

    Oh. Sorry. I forgot that bit. We charged it up on Friday morning. So that's er ... (counts on paws) .... four and a bit days for 67%.
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    New phone time: old-school

    No. Should I? It's Tuesday. 1PM Tuesday, and the phone is at 67% charge.
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    New phone time: old-school

    Tannin seems to have forgotten this thread, so I guess I'd better clean up after him. Same as usual. The Y7 battery life seems to be pretty good. We took it off the charger at 10AM and have had a bit over two hours of talk time since then. It is now 1PM - and get this: it's still got a 67%...
  21. Tea

    Core I9

    Usage of multiple cores: #1: Microsoft's spyware sending data to Microsoft #2: Google's spyware sending data to Google #3: Facebook's spyware sending data to Facebook #4: Your anti-virus spyware sending data to Russia. #5: The Fed's spyware sending data to Uncle Sam #6: Your application...
  22. Tea

    Email forwarding from dead email address

    The cheap email-only account is a good idea, but in reality, if you just forget about it the chances are that you will never notice anything you are missing. And if by some chance something important does go there and gets lost, you won't ever find out about it so you won't ever miss it...
  23. Tea

    I want to buy a new car

    That will be an interesting trick: I've never seen a president getting reelected from inside a jail cell before.
  24. Tea

    dSLR thread

    Well, Tannin has finally run out of things to buy. He ordered a 16-35/4 today, along with a Canon G9X II. I feel extremely lucky that no-one has managed to come up with a general-purpose zoom lens clearly superior to the 24-105/4 Mark 1 or he would have got one of those too. The G9X II is the...
  25. Tea

    dSLR thread

    I don't think I'd like the taste. I read the web page so kindly provided and ...
  26. Tea

    Something Random

    Explain to them that, being a proper computer specialist, you always begin a count with 0, not 1. That gets you a freebie off the tee. It's not much, but every little helps. Air shots, of course, should be regarded in the same manner as pre-release betas, which do not increment the version number.
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    dSLR thread

    I may lose a little weight. I just opened the last can of beans. That will get us through today. After that, it's only 3,652,499 days to go until we can afford groceries again.
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    dSLR thread

    Help! Tannin has gone mad with the credit card and I don't know how we are going to be able to buy groceries for the next 10,000 years. At first he just bought a 7D II, a 600EX II, and a couple of Mark III teleconverters. But then he got the taste of blood in the water and ordered a 100-400...
  29. Tea

    Shingled drives and backup hardware

    A while back, I bought a Seagate Archive drive, 8TB I think it was. It was slow to fill up but not unbearably so. My impression (untested!) was that it would be somewhere between unpleasant and extremely unpleasant to use in the regular way. I did a single big backup onto it, then stuck it in a...
  30. Tea

    Cell phones & plans (v. consolidation and old people)

    So I skim-read this thread and it's all about flip phones, 20-day battery life, and Nokia. I really hate it when I accidentally click on a thread and it turns out that the last post in it was 2003.
  31. Tea

    Windows fax and scanr default email

    Hi folks, I have a customer who had had to switch from Thunderbird (which she liked) to Microsoft Outlook (which she hates). (Don't ask why. Long story. Let's just say it has to do with a brain-dead service supplier (not us) and an abortion called Exchange.) Anyway, we have dealt with that OK...
  32. Tea

    question Differences between Sanyo's AA eneloops and Panasonic's AA eneloops?

    According to my crystal ball, it would look like an elongated cylindrical object about 50mm long and 14mm in diameter, probably finished in an attractively coloured semi-metallic gloss. Next question please.
  33. Tea

    Digital / e-Signature

    You are not checking your mailbox in the right way, Mubs. You are probably just clicking the button to "check for new messages". This won't work. You need to check for messages arriving last century.
  34. Tea

    30 inch (ish) screen recommedations

    Thanks guys. I've chased down the maximum res of the graphics chip on my T530, which is 2560 x 1600 if I use the Display Port interfaces. So anything higher than that is out of the question. Your LG, Doug, which looks very nice and has a RRP in Oz of $1400 (probably get one for 1300ish, given...
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    30 inch (ish) screen recommedations

    One of my much-loved Samsung 21 inch screens is dying. Now you might think that 21 inches isn't very special, but these are real 21 inch screens - 4:3 aspect ratio, 1200 pixels high: better resolution than any Full HD / 1080p monitor ever made (1200px makes a significantly more detailed picture...
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    How can a router open your browser?

    No problem now. http://www.pestsmart.org.au/pestsmart-factsheet-carp-herpesvirus/ Err ... they do have herpes in Valhalla don't they?
  37. Tea

    phone emulator

    Thankyou all for useful answers. My question was poorly phrased. I was actually looking for an Android app to run on an Android tablet to emulate an Android phone, simply on the theory that it's probably going to be a closer emulation than anything running on a PC can be. Among other things, you...
  38. Tea

    How can a router open your browser?

    No, Howell. It flicks past pretty fast so I didn't get to read it. I certainly don't have any MS home pages set. I just tried again, but it's blink and you miss it stuff.
  39. Tea

    How can a router open your browser?

    Never heard of it! A bit of Googling tells me that it "Provides tunnel connectivity using IPv6 transition technologies (6to4, ISATAP, Port Proxy, and Teredo) and IP-HTTPS. If this service is stopped, the computer will not have the enhanced connectivity benefits that these technologies offer."...
  40. Tea

    How can a router open your browser?

    It opens a new tab in the default browser and flicks through a microsoft address before winding up at mygateway.gateway, which equates to the router's IP address.
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    And another thing

    My old Internode NBN connection was sluggish. I blame Internode. My new Skymesh NBN connection at the shop is much faster. Then I switched providers at home and - at the same damn time to confuse everyone! - a bloody mouse chewed the fibre-optic cable and took my service off-line! Who'da...
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    How can a router open your browser?

    I have a new web connection with, of all people, Telstra. When I plug in the network cable or switch on the fancy new ISP-provided router, a page opens on my default browser. Depending on which browser that is, it either provides a router login and status page, or a cross networking security...
  43. Tea

    Firefox/Palemoon Android Issue

    I'm using Pale Moon. Haven't noticed anything unusual.
  44. Tea

    phone emulator

    PS re "any normal human". One out of three is OK isn't it? I mean, I probably qualify as "any".
  45. Tea

    phone emulator

    Does anyone know of a phone emulator for Android tablets? I want to check some websites for look and feel and I don't have (or want) a smartphone. Opera (among others) provide this for desktop. Do people just assume that any normal human with a tablet has a smartphone too?
  46. Tea

    Politics

    Anyone who can own four casinos and lose money isn't a businessman, he's a bloody miracle. And I don't mean the nice sort of miracle.
  47. Tea

    Politics

    I reckon the GOP is getting it all wrong. They should draft in a well-known, perfectly qualified outside candidate with suitable experience and policy views compatible with those of the majority of mainstream Republicans. Her name is H. Clinton.
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    Windows 10

    Defrag a drive to prepare to move the data? Great thinking there Mubs! (Remind me to carefully sand down, fill, prime and paint that old shed of mine to prepare for next week when the chap with the bulldozer arrives to knock it down and build a new one.) Your best plan: just do a nice, clean...
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    Politics

    The country can't sustain it, JTR. Relentless population growth has smashed quality of life, produced vast, unlivable cities where gridlock is a way of life, reduced our average standard of living, and wehat it's done to our once-wonderful environment would make you cry. Don't even ask about...
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    Politics

    I should add a clarification here. Oz has zero illegal immigrants arriving by boat and only a small number arriving by air and overstaying. It's the vast number of legal ones which is the problem. Most people have been opposed to this mad policy for decades, but our crooked politicians...
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