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    Default Austech - 20 years of annoying people and politically incorrect behaviour

    Cheers for all the hard work and sacrifice..... Ive been around here since 2002 I guess. 15 years ! Haha But always come back to find the hard answers ! Cheers


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    Thank you for your efforts over the last couple of decades. To have your life threatened seems unbelievable until you stop and think about what some will do these days.

    I'm probably one of the more elderly posters here at 82 (and the naivity of some posts reflects this) and cut my PC teeth on an Applle IIe around 1980 when PCs in schools were a rarity. So I introduced students at the school to the Apple where I was head of the Mathematics Dept. I also held a couple of sessions for the staff but had heaps of scorn and derision on my head from the English Dept who could see no possible point in wasting their time knowing anything about PCs. Move on 10 years and those same Luddites found PCs to be essential tools. Things changed very quickly in that decade but I never have gone deeply into computer languages etc!!! But the old Apple started off my youngest son into IT and he is now in the USA at Siemens heading up a team working in 3D.

    But I have been interested in electronics ever since constructing my first crystal set in 1946. And now I've gone full circle and back to headphone listening but this time hi-end classical music on a Roon controlled server system rather than the indeterminate AM of the 1940s.

    Satellites have been imposed on us here as, although not far from the transmitters, we are in a black spot. So interest in satellite has been sponsored by necessity rather than as a hobby and this old brain get perplexed with its compklexity at times!!

    But a big thank you for your persistence and energy with this site. So I wish you, and all others involved the best wishes, maybe too early for Xmas but ....

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    John and many other 'seniors' here, it's truly amazing the changes in technology and how we live that have occurred in our lifetime, even for those who haven't been around as long as you.

    Even during Austech's comparatively short existence, the changes have been immense.

    We can only wonder what this world will be like in another 20 years... even if it will still exist at all by then.

    I think we are all paying a dear price for this thing called 'progress'.

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    It's a big accomplishment to survive and to thrive for so long on the internet. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtv View Post
    John and many other 'seniors' here, it's truly amazing the changes in technology and how we live that have occurred in our lifetime, even for those who haven't been around as long as you.

    Even during Austech's comparatively short existence, the changes have been immense.

    We can only wonder what this world will be like in another 20 years... even if it will still exist at all by then.

    I think we are all paying a dear price for this thing called 'progress'.
    At the risk of getting a bit off topic and not trying to provoke any political discussion, I fear the general population is having trouble accepting that globalisation might mean an increased living standard in India and China but that will devolve to a general decrease here. I'm not on any "anti globalisation" soapbox here but am apprehensive about the future particularly with "Intelligent" robots displacing low skilled workers. The progress of micro processing is remarkable but does sponsor images of "2001 Space Oddessy" becoming a Franklenstein reality if people are not careful.

    Bottom line is that, IMHO, events and reactions are random and generally uncontrollable so attempts at organising seem to ineviably fail. And it also seems we might be only one of an infinite number of universes!!! The mind boggles.

    And all that might explain why we are saddled with VAST!!!

    POSTSCRIPT: And it just occurred to me that "Hal" or some other intelligent Robot would not approve of the unintelligent and illogical decisions made in many Government quarters in most countries. Would we be better off in a computer controlled society? I'm not so sure. Chaos seems the more natural mode we like.
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    happy 20th birthday austech
    austech will outlast me

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    happy 20th birthday austech

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    It was 20 years ago today sgt pepper asked the band to play. good times cheers Andrew

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    *taught*

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    Ive pissed plenty off over the years and will continue to do so, But I still feel the love but stuffed if I know Andrew has been tolerant with me, we had our ups and downs, but I still have the respect for him an his admin team! is Austech like a drug? hell yes" I guess i'll be pissing off plenty more in years to come! cheers and thanks team Austech!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Ive pissed plenty off over the years and will continue to do so, But I still feel the love but stuffed if I know Andrew has been tolerant with me, we had our ups and downs, but I still have the respect for him an his admin team! is Austech like a drug? hell yes" I guess i'll be pissing off plenty more in years to come! cheers and thanks team Austech!
    Good on you Rick, yes I can recall banning you once long long but from memory I think you asked for it
    Some funny shit went on, I wish I could remember it all.

    I wish I had of recorded the phone conversation I had with the Mod Shop's lawyer many years ago. They sent me a cease and desist letter demanding the banning of their name being mentioned on Austech at all....at the time they were engaged in wholesale piracy selling pirated Pay Tv cards out of both their stores and even doing a pizza style home delivery service.

    Anyway, I got the letter full of legal threats from them and hit the roof. I rang their lawyer and boy, what a conversation ! It was obvious that he had never been spoken to like that before. There was plenty of "how dare you speak to me like that" from him and lots of #### off you stupid ####ing dumb #### from me. I can of course speak nicely, but he was rude from the start.

    We kept on mentioning their pirate activities and they didn't sue me, mostly because the Federal Police ended up arresting them all.

    It would have to be one of the funniest phone conversations I have had though, it would make the Austech pool room.

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    Hello Admin - Thank you for a great forum.. Have been following and reading for many many years, I have had interest in satellite television since the1990's when I was just a teen. I moved over from what was the original JFK site after it went dark, then joined Austech - The information from the forum has been most accurate and most informative. Most sites shutdown after receiving their first cease and desist letter and at the thought of legal action by the paytv operators, so having kept that at bay and survived the on slaught - That deserves a huge congratulations - Keep it up. Thank you !

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    happy 20th birthday austech,well done and keep up the good,looking forward to the next 20 years

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    Happy Birthday Austech.....

    I love this site!!!!

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    Congrats on the 20th Anniversary

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    yes same here.

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    Smile Anniversary

    Hello everyone I hope you're all well!
    where did the time go?
    i guess Congratulations on the 21st anniversary since its 2018 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtv View Post
    John and many other 'seniors' here, it's truly amazing the changes in technology and how we live that have occurred in our lifetime, even for those who haven't been around as long as you.

    Even during Austech's comparatively short existence, the changes have been immense.

    We can only wonder what this world will be like in another 20 years... even if it will still exist at all by then.

    I think we are all paying a dear price for this thing called 'progress'.
    Twenty years ago "Clip Art" and maybe a "gif" were the biggest image file you would dare to use on the net ..... now we have TV channels & video on demand available from all over the world in SD, HD & 4K etc ...

    and this is just one area where there have been enormous improvements ..... it does make you wonder what we will have in the next 20 years ? (And what new things we will be discussing on Austech .... )
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