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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2021, 10:40
Replies: 431
Views: 27,141
Posted By Thirsty

I observe Her Majesty, unlike her son, has...

I observe Her Majesty, unlike her son, has avoided the dreaded 'rona by sanitising internally. Must be some high quality health advice she has received.
16th Oct 2021, 10:01
Replies: 8,618
Views: 1,211,061
Posted By Thirsty

I hear Poland is accepting refugees from...

I hear Poland is accepting refugees from Australia...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhUB0zSohcw
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2021, 14:26
Replies: 516
Views: 580,195
Posted By Thirsty

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was visiting a Sydney primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked Mr Morrison if...
19th Aug 2021, 13:34
Replies: 999
Views: 130,289
Posted By Thirsty

Social media or Unsocial media? Just in case...

Social media or Unsocial media?

Just in case you mind was not seared enough, burn your eyeballs out with this one:

...
19th Aug 2021, 13:03
Replies: 999
Views: 130,289
Posted By Thirsty

Social media or Unsocial media? I'm not...

Social media or Unsocial media?

I'm not taking sides - it seems an awful waste of mental energy to keep up with the latest, and filter the deliberate misinformation from the ignorant regurgitated...
29th Jul 2021, 18:02
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By Thirsty

When you finished at the school, they probably...

When you finished at the school, they probably would have terminated access to their computing facilities, including authentication to the school VL (volume licence) server, hence your VL copy (the...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2021, 17:16
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By Thirsty

Criminals don't respect the law, otherwise they...

Criminals don't respect the law, otherwise they would become politicians.

Oh wait...
29th Jul 2021, 17:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,750
Posted By Thirsty

To follow on with the thread.. After much...

To follow on with the thread..

After much tweaking and adjustments, the module has successfully docked to the ISS, using automated control (the English commentator mistakenly saying the final few...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2021, 12:32
Replies: 78
Views: 10,838
Posted By Thirsty

30 years is about how long the investors patience...

30 years is about how long the investors patience lasts till they realise their money is gone, forever.

Notice how it is the billionaires that are investing, the ones that can afford to shrug if...
26th Jul 2021, 12:13
Replies: 33
Views: 7,575
Posted By Thirsty

Alternative idea: Could we just designate some...

Alternative idea: Could we just designate some area in cyberspace where the grown up boys can play with their expensive virtual weapon toys and leave us real folks to live our reality in a real world...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2021, 07:36
Replies: 78
Views: 10,838
Posted By Thirsty

I'm thinking that outsourcing the nuclear...

I'm thinking that outsourcing the nuclear industry to the cheapest bidder may not be such a good idea, especially to a country that you are possibly not getting along with politically. What could...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2021, 22:36
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By Thirsty

Utilities losing big money because of...

Utilities losing big money because of conflicting, unreliable communications will quickly change their frequency allocations and fall in line with international standards and best practises.

You...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2021, 22:19
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By Thirsty

Ninthace: Your professionally industry rated...

Ninthace: Your professionally industry rated installed sensors will ideally be contact free, using ultrasonics or suchlike, with gastight glands at all points where wiring passes through any walls or...
25th Jul 2021, 21:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Thirsty

A recent update to my router firmware has tuned...

A recent update to my router firmware has tuned up exactly that - Ookla speedtest directly from the router. A pleasant surprise addition.

Samknows box plugs direct into your router and uses...
25th Jul 2021, 21:25
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By Thirsty

Another thought. The file in question may be...

Another thought. The file in question may be tripping your antivirus software which is then hiding the file within the 'cab' from your install program triggering a CRC check routine to fail. Make...
25th Jul 2021, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Thirsty

Question arises - Is the 3000 outbound messages...

Question arises - Is the 3000 outbound messages number expected, or did you have some spamware bot infest your computer? How to prevent it happening again?

'Select all' works from most mail...
25th Jul 2021, 20:52
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Thirsty

Rule of thumb: Rechargeable batteries are usually...

Rule of thumb: Rechargeable batteries are usually only good for about 500 charges unless they use expensive chemical technology and a very smart charger. If you suspect that is the case and you are...
25th Jul 2021, 20:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Thirsty

Rule: The fastest speed you will ever get from...

Rule: The fastest speed you will ever get from your Internet connection is dependant on the slowest portion between yourself and the remote destination. No point in having a gigabit connection if you...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2021, 20:07
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By Thirsty

If the level can be measured by the gas company...

If the level can be measured by the gas company doing the topups, you can measure it also. Sensors, rated for safety as well as durability are not cheap, and you might be able to pickup an external...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2021, 19:57
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By Thirsty

Death, taxes and smart meters - inevitable! ...

Death, taxes and smart meters - inevitable!

Battery powered ones with Zigbee communications will do the job. The meter reader just has to pause as they drive past to read them remotely from a few...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2021, 19:51
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By Thirsty

Somebody with a second job: Volunteer part time...

Somebody with a second job: Volunteer part time meter reader. You should upgrade to full time, as the health benefits of daily neighbourhood walking, climbing and running are well documented. Giggles!
25th Jul 2021, 19:17
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By Thirsty

Sorry to be rude, and very rude. This might work...

Sorry to be rude, and very rude. This might work for a once off but what about the future?

No, NO!!! What about your drive, now full of molecules of toothpaste, sandpaper, and moisture from when...
25th Jul 2021, 19:12
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By Thirsty

I concur. Buying licences off eBay and similar...

I concur. Buying licences off eBay and similar sites nearly always involves going outside original licence terms and conditions, which you should find on your disc or in the box, except if your disc...
25th Jul 2021, 18:53
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By Thirsty

Faulty install media. Optical discs like CDs and...

Faulty install media. Optical discs like CDs and DVDs are not forever. They DO eventually degrade and can become unreadable.

Try making a mirror copy onto another disc and if that fails somewhere...
25th Jul 2021, 18:26
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Thirsty

Windows 11 promises to run Android apps directly...

Windows 11 promises to run Android apps directly without recompiling. Not sure if the apps will be free to download and get onto the system however, and whether you will download them from Google...
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