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    This might help (site is run by a Victorian...

    This might help (site is run by a Victorian barrister specialising in traffic law):

    http://www.trafficlaw.com.au/demerit.points.html#foreign
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    Hereís some interesting reading. Officially, they...

    Hereís some interesting reading. Officially, they donít say how the vans work, but state:



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_detector_van
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    The British had men in vans driving around with...

    The British had men in vans driving around with radios listening for the IF frequency of unlicensed TV receivers.
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    Are either of the phones iPhones? Apple devices...

    Are either of the phones iPhones? Apple devices are somewhat notorious for having problems with WiFi networks that have been set to use 40MHz bandwidth. Whether they're Apple phones or not, I'd try...
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    Geez, that takes me back. In those days, we...

    Geez, that takes me back.

    In those days, we were using DOS, so youíll need SCSI drivers for DOS and then whatever tape backup program was used to write to the tape. There wasnít much...
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    Iíd love to hear an explanation of how this...

    Iíd love to hear an explanation of how this system is fair.

    You work hard and pay taxes all your life. You save and do without so that you can own your house outright.. then when you go into a...
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    Did anyone else see the ABC News on Wednesday...

    Did anyone else see the ABC News on Wednesday night? One of Shorten's "battler" blue collar workers at the Gladstone Ports was having a winge about Labor's tax increases for those on more than $250k...
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    I just went back through my records. I seem to...

    I just went back through my records. I seem to be getting about 18 months between alarms.


    NBN installed in late May 2016
    Bad battery alarm in September 2017
    - Reset bad battery alarm......
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    Mine has given the low battery alarm a couple of...

    Mine has given the low battery alarm a couple of times. It always starts in the middle of the night, so Iíve permanently disabled the audible alarm.

    The first time, I just reset the alarm. A few...
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    Donít get me started. Iíve even heard an...

    Donít get me started. Iíve even heard an Australian use the term ďsidewalkĒ and gas is not the liquid that makes your car move... itís, well ďgasĒ.

    Does anyone know why Americans pronounce solder...
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    I donít get Foxtel at all. I understand free to...

    I donít get Foxtel at all. I understand free to air TV: I pay nothing and in return, I have to endure advertisements. Thatís the deal. Fine.

    I pay my $9.99 a month to Netflix and I get more movies...
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    You can get some very quiet generators these...

    You can get some very quiet generators these days... just saying.
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    Thatís correct - at least for older cars. The...

    Thatís correct - at least for older cars. The dealer wanted $50 to fix the key programming for my Nissan. A bit of Google Fu revealed that it was a matter of locking all the doors, then turning the...
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    That is a really good, easy way to eliminate a...

    That is a really good, easy way to eliminate a software problem in this instance.
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    Itís a big difference in price, but $96 is...

    Itís a big difference in price, but $96 is actually pretty reasonable for a replacement battery from a tier 1 manufacturer. At 1/4 of the price for the eBay battery, Iíd be surprised if the eBay one...
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    If I can play devilís advocate, look at all the...

    If I can play devilís advocate, look at all the bad press Apple and Samsung have had from batteries catching fire in their phones. There are many stories online of extremely dangerous re-packed and...
  17. There are two things in IT that you should never...

    There are two things in IT that you should never outsource: one is security and the other is backups. When you migrate your data to "the cloud", you are outsourcing both.

    Cloud providers always...
  18. That's a valid concern and the argument over...

    That's a valid concern and the argument over "open source vs proprietary" password management / security software is pretty much a religious debate.

    With open source, anyone can contribute a...
  19. The thing with LastPass is that I donít like my...

    The thing with LastPass is that I donít like my passwords being stored ďin the cloudĒ (i.e. on somebody elseís computer) and can see that Iíd need to pay for a subscription to do some of things I...
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    The car industry is still living in the 1960s. ...

    The car industry is still living in the 1960s. They haven't caught up with the 1990s Internet revolution yet.

    A friend of mine bought a Nissan Juke (a hideous car IMHO). The car had an...
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    Yes! This! The FTDI FT232R chipset is the only...

    Yes! This!

    The FTDI FT232R chipset is the only one Iíve come across that can send a proper serial ďbreakĒ (holds the Tx line down for more than one frame time) and thus can be used for password...
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    Tassie has quite a few Sudanese these days. Back...

    Tassie has quite a few Sudanese these days. Back in the mid 2000s, the federal government realised that Tasmania hadnít yet been messed up by multi-culturalism and theyíd better fix that by settling...
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    Like someone said in the comments: if it had been...

    Like someone said in the comments: if it had been a woman using a dildo, would she have been charged and registered as a sex offender?

    Why hasnít he sued for the breach of privacy when they...
  24. Thread: Car A/C smells

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    The evaporator for the air conditioner gets cold,...

    The evaporator for the air conditioner gets cold, hence water condenses on it when the air conditioner is in use. When the car gets parked, all that moisture causes mold to form.

    Iíve always...
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    We have two of these Street guardian cameras: ...

    We have two of these Street guardian cameras:

    https://streetguardian.info/sg9665gcv3

    Designed and supported by an Australian company. Excellent after-sales support. The cameras include a...
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