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Posted: 23 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: MaxWhy would you bother with contents insurance? Most people realise that is a con after a while. Unless you have million dollar furniture, what is the point?
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**I calculate that, in 2022 Dollars, I've paid the insurance company $67,000.00 in house insurance (contents and building) premiums. I've claimed a grand total of approximately $9,000.00 in all that time. I think the insurance company
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: ClockyI think you will find that those who jump on others from their moral high horse about what they should do are quite happy to jump off off as soon as they can see something they can take advantage of. Hypocrites are like that.
Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**Yeah, right.
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samof course you rang the insurance company and offered to pay the cost of the one they supplied..
Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedTrevor Wilson <email@example.com> wrote Ours isn't. that isn't even possible given that its on the top of a very rocky hill. And I know how it was done because a mate of mine was the manager until he died. That isn't the way mine i
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**And radio transmission systems. They do it, by accepting that a lightning strike is inevitable. The entire tower and transmitter is sited on a large, conductive mesh, buried in the ground. The strike raises the entire system above gr
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samthat would be a good idea. the plan on I'm costs $79 pm but I pay only $29
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedThat is just plain wrong. TV transmission towers handle it fine. I was getting pissed with mates of mine in a big verandah of an old house with a metal roof and his long wire antenna on a very soggy late afternoon with big trees arou
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**Yeah, right. This is what happens when lightning hits the earth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgurite And trees: https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/tree-struck-by-lightning.html The energy released by a lightning strike is huge.
Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: Sylvia ElseIt's a big ask. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it would certainly increase the cost. In any case, it's better to protect at the incoming phone line, otherwise the equipment may survive, but not the user. Sylvia.
Posted: 4 Days 12 Hours ago by: MaxYou should have sold him a machine that was resistant to lightning strikes.
Posted: 5 Days ago by: keithr0When I was fixing stuff in Brisbane long ago, a guy sent in his fax machine, the telephone line that it was attached to had been struck by lightning. After changing the line interface board and the thing was still not working, it was ob
Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson10 days later, my lightning damaged **Should read: "10 days later, my lightning damaged HP laptop was returned to me, repaired to new condition (including a wiped SSD and hard drive) at no charge."
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**Unlikely, but you never know. HP sends their laptops to Singapore for warranty repair work. I purchased a new HP i7 lappy for $1,700.00 in September 2018. On the 23rd of December, 2018, a lightning strike hit a 20 Metre tree in my f
Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedMax <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote Not if they are smart enough to notice the dent/cracked case etc.
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Sylvia ElseNo. Warranty doesn't dropping things on the floor. Sylvia.
Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: MaxIf I have dropped my HP laptop on the floor, and now the sound doesn't work, could I get it fixed on warranty?
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: alveySpeaking of Fux... They have a good deal atm... $59* per mth on a 12 mth plan Netflix on us* for 12 months Foxtel Plus with 50+ channels of Entertainment, Drama, Lifestyle, Docos, Reality & more Sports HD with over 50 sports plus access
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedAll that shows is that there are lots of fuckwits like you around. Wrong, as always given that I only ever watch steamed Oz FTA. Nothing normal about you, child. Figures. I never ever watch it.
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedAll that proves is that there are lots of terminal fuckwits as bad as you. Ditto. Even when it is mindless shit. Wrong, as always, particularly with sport. Cultural relevance is irrelevant, stupid.
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: MaxAll the shows I mentioned are the highest ratings shows in Australia. Far higher than any streaming service shit that you watch. I prefer to be part of the normal culture of this country. Heck, I may even start watching Home and Away.
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: MaxI live under a bridge in a tent in Sydney where this a park. I watch TV and use the internet by way of a mobile phone.
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: MaxThose shows I mentioned are the highest rating shows in the country. Far higher than any foreign streaming service tripe that you watch. It does make a difference that I am Australian because I want to watch Australian content. FTA
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nomen NescioSince President Wally of Ukraine is accepting donations in bitcoin for weapons, Putin wants to wipe out the value of said gifts. TETHER is under attack now, I wonder who was really behind the TERRA crash. Put 2 and 2 together, get 0.004 bac
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <email@example.com> wrote It is obvious from the way they glare at the camera that many of the possible perps on Million Dollar Murders have not in fact given any permission to be filmed, fuckwit. And even you should be able to check t
Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: XenoWow! What a laugh! *YOU*, of all people, telling someone they live in a bubble! You've been living in a *fantasy bubble* for *decades*, possibly even your *entire life*!!!
Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samsame as arguing with you then. :)
Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyHow the fuck would you know whether they do or not? Assuming something is legal just because someone does it and you never hear about any repercussions is not a very sound logic :) Believe whatever you like Rod. It's not like anyone c
Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: ClockyWhere does it claim that "events are often staged for the benefit of the camera"? You for decades claimed to be a qualified mechanic and VACC member among other things but there is no evidence to support those claims and no official
Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote You never could bullshit your way out of a wet paper bag. But we can see from Million Dollar Murders that they don't and don't get any legal downsides when they don't. You are lying thru your fucking teeth
Posted: 7 Days 13 Hours ago by: NoddyFor fuck's sake. Sometimes I think you give Felix a run for his money when it comes to being remarkably fucking thick :) You've *already* had a link to an article where the head of Border Security (who you claim to be "some guy" :) ha
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <email@example.com> wrote Corse you do that all the time, eh. No point, we can see from Million Dollar Murders that they arent getting any permission to include video footage or photos of possible perps, so we know you are just plain
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samin that respect he's very much like you then. tell us again how centrifugal force on CV joints straightens wheels..
Posted: 8 Days ago by: NoddyThey were probably in one of the private interview rooms with a miked up "suspect" recording a scripted part of the show :)
Posted: 8 Days ago by: NoddyOkay Rod. I know you'll never admit to being wrong, but *just* for your own edification write a letter to the producers of Border Security or RBT and ask them if they need clearances from the members of the public who are filmed befo
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: keithr0Coming home through Brisbane International a couple of years ago, there were signs in customs warning that channel 7 were filming. didn't see them though.
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedWrong, as always.
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote Yes, but you were the pig ignorant fool that stupidly ran that line. How odd that those I listed, and you carefully deleted from the quoting, clearly didnt. Bullshit with Border Patrol, Million Dollar Murd
Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: XenoI'm happy to go with *missed his prime*. Darren was in fantasy land in what should have been his prime years. He is still in fantasy land.
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samif you say someone is old *before* their prime you're saying they haven't reached their prime yet. ie. their prime is yet to come. prime meaning of course their 'best' or 'best years' https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prime ..
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: XenoNope, he *missed* his prime!
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: alvey/* perk */ snip Come again? Hahahahahahahaha. Yep, you've sure got this English stuff mastered Fraudster. At least as well as you have the Law. Possibly even gooder. alvey “My command of the language is quite good even if I d
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samwhat you said indicted he hasn't reached his prime yet. ie. the best is yet to come! shirley his 'best' has long gone..
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: XenoWell, yeah. Even Daryl dares not deviate from a direct path to Darren's shed lest he encounter unruly people. That's why he failed to see that wrecking yard clearly visible from Darren's front door.
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: XenoNope, I meant prime - because his *accident(s)* have made him old and left him without a future, or any, prime time.
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: XenoMate, he opened the gate, I felt *compelled* to butt in with the obvious!
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Xeno*Kinda like*??? Darren definitely operates in his own little world *all the time*!
Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: XenoThat's what *you* are all about, using the *fantasy* of you having three apprenticeships and two trade qualifications to create an illusion of reality. You haven't a clue what *reality* even is, you are a sociopath when all's said and
Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: NoddyWhether they're the point of the show or not is completely irrelevant. As far as the law is concerned the people featured in these shows have to give their consent for film taken of them to be used. These are *not* news media stories
Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <email@example.com> wrote Even more pathetic than you usually manage. Fraid so. No thanks, it stays mindless pig ignorant shit no matter how often you repeat it. Those examples I listed do make them the detailled focus of the
Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: NoddyYou never do. But anyway.... Uh-huh. Let me reiterate for those who have trouble with English. The illegality is *not* in the filming itself, but in how the film is used. You *cannot* use someone's image in any commercial venture wi
Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote We'll see... You are wrong, as always. Have fun explaining how the media got permission from Tony Sergi's mates to use the footage of the punchup at the funeral when his mates quite literally assaulted the c
Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: NoddyYes, you are. You can take all the pictures and videos of whoever you like in public without needing their permission to do so, but if you *then* wish to use that footage in a commercial venture, such as including it in a video packa
Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <email@example.com> wrote Not really true of the true crime docos. Wrong. Never said anything about random. My comment was about the hyping.
Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyou should know. you're the expert on that!!
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samthere is a 'prime' in his future?? shirley you meant time..
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyou're being unkind. he has to have one in his shed to keep his eye on the line of customers outside waiting for repairs to see they don't become impatient and unruly, which would be on the cards given the locality.
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamLOL, yes
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samdam! u beat me to it! :)
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samkinda like you then...
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samto each his own
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyThat's what Television is all about. Using fantasy to create the illusion of "reality". You know that the consent of the people being filmed in the making of those shows has to be obtained by the producers before any footage can be
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote And most do hype things up so that it isn't as boring as real life. But not all do, most obviously with Border Force and the reality TV cop shows.
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedTrue. I do as far as what shows up on TV is concerned. Sure, some sport can be useful for your health etc but not the shit that ends up on TV, I don't, don't see the point.
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: alveyTwo options there: 1. None of the Frauds' family are in the room. 2. He's lying again. Summary: A quality Lose-Lose from the Fraudster. alvey
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: XenoOld before your prime, eh? That ABI you inflicted upon yourself will definitely make you dozy.
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: XenoSays the man with 15 TVs in his home (including his shed!). BTW, the radio newscasts come from the same sources as TV news. Same shit, different bucket!
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: XenoSays the man with 15 TVs in his home. Yeah, right!
Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: XenoYou mean they operate in the same little world you operate in - one of complete fantasy? Yeah, I'd believe that.
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: NoddyThere was probably deliberate under quoting to make it all seem feasible. At the end of the day it was a television show, and they all seem to operate in their own little worlds.
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: DarylNot much proof was needed:-) I wouldn't say "any" sport but agree that an awful lot of it is ruined by the way its presented on TV and the commentators are too often utter wankers. I love test cricket but sometimes I watch it with the
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: DarylIn suburbia not many, I don't own a hoist but have access to more than one not far from home. What I used to find interesting about Wheeler Dealers was the cost they quoted for getting things done, for example they often used to get wh
Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: lindsayAnd that says reams. So? I dont think the FTA networks will burst into tears if yet another viewer turned their shit off. I am Australian and I live in Australia too, (not that that makes any difference to the subject at hand) and t
Posted: 8 Days 15 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedFark, thanks for that completely superfluous proof that you actually are that terminal a fuckwit. Only for terminal fuckwits, just like with any sport. Pity about that.
Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: alveyAnd which bridge do you live under? alvey
Posted: 9 Days ago by: MaxMarried at First Sight, Big Brother, The Block, Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules is all I watch TV for. If those shows weren't on, I would hardly watch TV at all. These shows are entertaining and they are culturally relevant to Austra
Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: NoddyI can't possibly answer that question, but I can tell you that of the 5 families that live in my street all of them have sheds and 4 of them have hoists in those sheds. Owning such equipment is certainly likely to be far more predomin
Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: keithr0Yes, but you're the exception, for instance, 90% of the work on the show was done on the hoist, what percentage of the viewers do you reckon had one of those?
Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: keithr0Paul was supposed just to help with heavy lifting, although what goes on behind the scene is anybodys guess. I've seen some of the Workshop Diaries, not as good as the old days but OK.
Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: DarylLOL, seems that way:-)
Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: DarylThey always did, Edd China had his mate Paul helping and no way any of them could do the work they do in the time without extra help. I watch "Workshop Diaries" on YouTube which is Edd China and Paul, different to Wheeler Dealers but w
Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: NoddyDunno, but this is allegedly a country that screened Neighbours twice a day, and you'd have to wonder why once wasn't enough. I never saw any episodes other than Edd and Mike. I know Edd left the series, but I'd grown tired of it lon
Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: alvey"EVERY [Super Rugby. AS] GAME LIVE, EXCLUSIVE AND AD-BREAK FREE DURING PLAY ON FOX SPORTS ON FOXTEL". https://tinyurl.com/pjcre8wr "Every game of the Super Rugby and A-League LIVE". https://tinyurl.com/y5yhn3e3 You just can't help you
Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: keithr0in the UK they have "+1" channels, exactly the same programs an hour later. Don't know why that should be needed in these days of DVRs I liked the early ones best, I liked Edd China better than Ant Anstead too. It's kind of a weird pr
Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <email@example.com> wrote Those aren't staged and neither are the cop reality TV shows. Pity about the best of the docos. Bullshit with the best of the docos.
Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNoddy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote Duh. Only a fool does that. Yep, some well worth watching. Bullshit. Thats bullshit with the true crime docos on 9 and 7. I haven't been able to find anything of interest to me one the few occasions
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyMagic 1278 digital for mine. It's talk free apart from the hourly syndicated news bulletins, and it's mostly a mix of 60's, 70's and a little bit of 80's stuff. Basically what Gold FM used to be before they employed a bunch of fuckwi
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyWhich is a sad indictment of the state of today's world....
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyWhich was one of my greatest criticisms of Foxtel, which was how often they repeated stuff. One of the others was how ridiculous it was to advertise the number of channels they so graciously afforded you in your "package" when many of
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: keithr0The only radio that I listen to is Radio Caroline on the internet, it's just a machine playing random old stuff, but then that's what I like.
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyAs usual you make a ridiculously compelling argument. If you like cooking shows, staged "survival" shows, staged "singing talent" shows, staged "marriage" shows, staged "border security" shows, Home shopping "infotainment" shows or mo
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyIt depends on the subject matter. I'm not going to watch a doco just because it's on if I have no interest in what it's about. There are some decent ones, and especially on SBS catch up, but they're few and far between and the stuff o
Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: NoddyYep. I get free postage on certain items, and there are music streaming benefits as well. For 7 bucks a month it's outstanding value. We used to have Kayo, and that was just for the wife to watch her Rugby. Being a Kiwi she's bat shi
Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0Why? It's been out long enough for at least most problems to be sorted. I've been using it since the day that it came out with zero problems.
Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0That's because you are 40 years and 60 IQ points out of their target demographic.
Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0I think that they've had every Wheeler Dealers ever made on at least twice, so anything from now on has to be a repeat. I think that it went off the rails in the later series anyway, if you watch the credits, they had a bunch of extra m
Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0You can watch it on replay any time, I'll be doing that later today.
Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: keithr0And has other benefits you you buy stuff through Amazon. I've got that and Kayo, Kayo is just to watch F1 (it's half the price than using a foxtel subscription to do the same thing). I use a short term subscription to various streaming
Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyeah, sure you do fraudster. 'we' believe you, honest we do. anyhoo my foxtel subscription is less than the total cost of those, even without the 'one or two others' except you never have to pay full price if you're smart, which le
Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samand other stuff yes, lol .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx_G2a2hL6U
Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: alveyWe, that being me and some other normal people, had a discussion a couple of weeks back as to whether 'The Life of Brian' could be made now. The concensus was 'No', not because of religion, but due to the number of characters with speech
Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: alveyWhat caused the change? A cranial injury?
Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: alveyLie. You were years behind in streaming Fraudster. But do tell the nice people what you flicked Foxtel for Fraudster. Being rhetorical there, I know you won't, so I will! Yes folks, the Bumhole Bogan ditched Foxtel and signed up for Ka
Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedBullshit with the docos. Yeah, specially with the ABC. Thats the big advantage with the ABC Just In, you can skipe the editorial from fools like Gratten, Speers and Tingle. I never ever listen to the radio, its much worse again.
Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedI don't even watch that anymore, I prefer the ABC Just In and the BBC RSS for news now. Most of mine is with the beer before dinner and during dinner. Me too doco wise, but mostly from the ABC and SBS with some of the real crime from
Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNot completely, Grand Designs Australia and Grand Designs NZ are worth watching but they show up on the ABC eventually. Yeah, much better for sport if you are into that shit.
Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedCorse there is, most obviously with 4 Corners, Insight, Million Dollar Murders, 60 Minutes etc etc etc. Bullshit.
Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedIn fact I never ever watch any of that shit.
Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: ClockyYeah, everything was better in the 80's. You powdered your nose, picked up some chicks and partied all week - homos just got AIDS and Kamahl wasn't on Today Tonight sooking about Hey Hey and how offended he was every time he went back
Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samlife these days is way too serious. everyone is 'offended' by something. there's no fun anymore, thanks to all the PC bullshit and lunatic fringe groups. you have to watch what you say, watch what you do.
Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samsome ppl even watch gogglebox
Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: NoddyYep. You need your head examined to be entertained by brain poison like that.
Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: NoddyThere isn't. That's why I don't watch it. Even the nightly news services these days are more about editorial than reporting the facts, and it's getting to the point where I just turn it off and listen to the radio.
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: NoddyAgreed. Apart from the nightly news I don't watch any FTA tv as there's nothing I find entertaining. Most of my TV watching is done late at night when I fall asleep in front of a TV in a recliner, and for the most part I usually do so
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Grumpy TechHow could you forget Kingswood Country? Or The Box... How about Aunty Jack, or Norman Gunston, not to forget Acroplis Now, or Effie. Mother and son was a classic. Hoges? Thank god you're here. None of them would pass the sniff test the
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: DarylYep, just finished watching the German MotoGP on Kayo which my son pays for, I usually watch F1 but not tonight since it doesn't start till 2.30am, even I'm not that dedicated:-) Neither are reliably live on FTA.
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: PetzlThe company I worked provided Fox via sat link. I found it boring and worthless. However there we some who liked cricket.
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: DarylAgree, Prime is very good value.
Posted: 10 Days ago by: DarylSpot on, even the occasional show on FTA that I used to like such as Wheeler Dealers is destroyed by endless repeats. I watch the occasional travel show but not much else.
Posted: 10 Days ago by: DarylI find it difficult to believe that anyone watches any of those shows.
Posted: 10 Days ago by: DarylDidn't know there was any local crap let alone any worth watching. Unfortunately free to air TV is worth exactly what we pay for it and getting worse by the day.
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: lindsayI'm also Australian, (not that it makes a difference) and am profoundly embarrassed that FTA TV in Australia thinks that the majority of average punters would admit to enjoying the absolute slop that they dish up under the guise of e
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: NoddySame here. Had Foxtel for years until there were alternatives, and as soon as there was I flicked it and will never be back. These days I have Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime and one or two others for *way* less than the cost of Foxtel a
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sambecause it isn't just "sport shit which isnt american or pommy junk"
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: F MurtzWhy?
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: MaxI only like the Australian content, because being Australian I relate to the people and cultural references on those shows. But each to their own. I went through phases where I hated all those shows.
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: lindsayAnd not everyone enjoys Neighbours, Home and Away, Big Brother, My Kitchen Rules, and Married at First Sight, for fucks sake!
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNope, dope.
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedAnd communism doesnt work at all.
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedWhich is shit compared with the best content. Not everyone is interest in local crap.
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedThere is no need for usenet either, stupid. Bullshit with sport particularly.
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: lindsayx-foxtel customer here. Or wanted? Think of that? Yeah, I just lurve Alf Stewart every night... not. You wouldn't know if you didnt subscribe to some of them. Mate (name and number available) gave me a heads up re Amazon Prime. $6
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedJust as true of 10. Depends on your interests.
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyour comment is still wrong
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samthat interpretation is correct. trevs statement is false and misleading.
Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamI concur
Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samtheir prices vary a lot depending on when you sign up and what deals are current, and how good your bargaining skills are. I pay only $29 a month. I think this will be the third time now that I've told you it's not necessary to sit
Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samwhich they have done
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: alveyNope, but this is how capitalism works. alvey
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: MaxFTA tv is how you get Australian content. Not everyone is interested in American and UK crap.
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: MaxThere is no need for either Foxtel or the American streaming services. Australian free to air channels are the only thing that's needed.
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: alveyThere's an alternative you know. Pox users pay to avoid the diabolically bad FTA tv. hth alvey
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: MaxThere are bound to be thing that still need ironing out? What extra stuff is worth having?
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNo it didn't. They never did unless you wanted sport. Can't see that myself.
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: alveySeeing as you know squat about Foxtels' programming and contractual broadcast rights then your "quite a bit" actually equates to 'bugger all'. Swings and roundabouts Trev. Please name an alternative to Fox which can match, or better,
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedTrivial to check the program guide, stupid.
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: NoddyI think you might be making a false argument there Trevor. I don't believe many Foxtel customers would actually pay to watch ads. They would pay to watch the shows they want to watch, and the ads are thrown in whether they like it or
Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**I know that users pay Foxtel, so they can watch ads.
Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**I know quite a bit about the topic. Foxtel charges $50.00/month (and then some) and users have to sit through ads. Bizarre.
Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: DarylBack when pay TV was first available Foxtel more or less had a monopoly but now there is lots of competition so their high fees just don't make any sense. Its even possible that they could increase their overall revenue by dropping fe
Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samnonsense. you obviously don't have foxtel
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedI'm not sure why people are so interested stupidly expensive Foxtel. It is mostly just just sport shit which isnt american or pommy junk. .
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedMax <email@example.com> wrote Works fine for me. I do find some of the extra stuff worth having given it is free.
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedBut there is quite a bit of evidence that they have got that wrong given the big drop in their revenue stream.
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: XenoAs a source for *relevant* TV information/discussion, there are much better *active* resources - none on usenet. Given the topic also covered streaming on the internet via Foxtel Go, your topic was *on.topic* with respect to aus.compute
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samas a follow up.. I didn't realize aus.tv was still current. last time I looked some time ago there was virtually nothing there, but checking now I see there's current traffic.
Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sambest to wait. except ALL the problems will never be ironed out, just as they aren't with win 10.
Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamOk
Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Sylvia ElseI'm sure they run multiple servers anyway, but I don't see that that would be needed just to insert advertisements into a stream. It would depend on a data item in their subscriber database. If it's ads=yes, then ads get inserted. If i
Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samthe IQ3 doesn't have and antenna socket, and only some of the FTA channels. it also doesn't have any RCA sockets to record to external sources, like the previous one did, IQ2 I think. apart from recording, ppl used to use the rca's to
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: XenoMy IQ4 also requires an antenna connection for free to air TV. So did the previous IQ box.
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: XenoIn losing the *human race*, he wins.. LOL
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samthen you shouldn't have commented in this thread when you know next to nothing about the topic, and I've already said how not to watch ads.
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyeah, good points. looks like a big win for foxtel.
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samhow would that work then from their end? would they run two servers one with ads and one without? btw, the two options foxtel offer are an IQ4 via satellite or an IQ5. however the IQ5 box has no FTA channels so an external antenna is
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samno stupid, I already posted why I don't have to watch ads. (see my reply to Sylvia). and what do you know about foxtel anyway? it's great!
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samby a country mile..
Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sambut not to the ppl there, n'est-ce pas how typical of you to offer nothing but criticism and insults rather than thanks for some information that might be useful. how much OT stuff have your mates loonsey and gwumpy posted here? no
Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**I have no idea what those things are and I would not pay to watch ads anyway.
Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamOh thank you! that's very kind of you :)
Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: alveyYeah! You're soooo much better than that Fraudster. You're here to make noise, tell great big self-aggrandising lies, demonstrate your comprehensive cowardice, set world records for hypocrisy *and* spew forth a torrent of cretinous abuse
Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: MaxI'm not sure why people are so interested in Netflix, Prime and Disney. It is mostly just American junk.
Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: MaxShould I be upgrading to Win 11 like it is constantly nagging me to do? I am thinking that it's best to wait until all the problems are ironed out in Win 11 before upgrading to it.
Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd KevIf their equation were as simple as that then unless they're paying for your internet connection now, the subscription should have gone down. Before you were paying to get the content delivered to your TV. Now you're paying to be able to
Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: DarylEven more so when you look at the cost, almost 3 times the price of Netflix. I have access to Netfix, Kayo, Stan, Disney and Prime, we share the cost and the logins amongst the family, I pay for Netflix, Prime and Disney and the total c
Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: NoddyIndeed it would have. The topic is completely irrelevant to both cars and computers. And to Clueless Clasener for showing what a completely hypocritical heap of shit he is. He made a huge song and dance about Grumpy's photos, but sa
Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: keithr0Why is aus.computers any more relevant to a thread about foxtel, maybe aus.tv would be a better choice. So congrats to felix cross posting to two irrelevant group in the one message.
Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: alveySettle petal. Where else can I watch all the GPs, NRL, cricket & Portrait/Landscape Artist otY? alvey Noting that there's only one "moron" in here who thinks that Kayo *isn't* Foxtel. Howya doin' on that Fraudster? Classic!
Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson**Are there morons who STILL use Foxtel? You pay money to watch ads? Insane.
Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyeah I forgot to put OT :(
Posted: 11 Days ago by: Sylvia ElseNetflix is considering offering lower subscriptions to those willing to accept ads. I don't think Netflix is insane enough to think they can just inflict ads on their existing subscribers. Sylvia.
Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: XenoWell, it could have been marked OT but it at least was posted to a more relevant newsgroup as well. Look up Darren, see *aus.computers*???
Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: NoddyPresumably Clueless Clasener will be along any moment now to chastise you for making this completely off topic post in a cars group.....
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyes. they show advertisements in everything except movies, afaik. I guess if there were no ads the subscription would be much higher. however, with any show that's live, you can restart it by pressing the red button so you can skip ad
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Sylvia ElseAre they still showing advertisements in the middle of content that you're paying for? Sylvia.
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Marco MoockDon't you have a contract with them that must be canceled if they don't provide their service anymore?
Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samproblem solved. I have a PC connected to the main TV so I can watch foxtel in a browser with Foxtel Go
Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamFoxtel have ceased their cable service. It would be nice if they told their customers tho, as I had to ring to find out why I had no picture. the good news is they give you a new IQ5 box that runs off the internet for free. Bad news is
Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: MaxWhy would you want that anyway? You want the speed going from your own computer.
Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedYeah, not even possible to do that.
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: PetzlTV Opera Browser <https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/opera-software-asa/opera-tv-browser-android-tv/opera-tv-browser-android-tv-2-0-release/#downloads> If you have a smart TV download this to USB then install on TV Turning the VPN on you can w
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd KevThe ideal is to use iperf3, which is a program/protocol actually designed for the task. Public servers exist, but getting a connection to one takes a fair bit of patience.
Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: PetzlI'm wrong
Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: PetzlI believe netspeed measurse server to server.
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: PeteMy apologies - I was actually using the Windows app when I did that test, not the web site. https://www.speedtest.net/apps/windows Peter
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Marco MoockYou only have a gigabit connection here. I don't know any Ethernet standard that supports 1,5 GB/s, I assume this is for the wireless AP included with the Archer. I recommend downloading a file via HTTP or FTP and measure it manually if
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamI see, thanks.
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samthanks heaps Petz! :)
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: PeteThe dial scale changes if it needs to indicate a faster speed. I was temporarily on a gigabit plan recently, and speedtest.net measured the connection at 916Mbps. Peter
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Petzl<https://www.ookla.com/articles/10-gbps-speedtest#:~:text=Internet%20speeds%20keep%20getting%20faster,available%20%20the%2010%20Gbps%20connection.> https://tinyurl.com/2yhdwfc4 Isla McKetta | February 21, 2019 10 Gbps? Theres
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamThe dial only goes to 100Mbps. is it capable of measuring beyond that? I'm currently using a 250 Mbps plan but recording only 108 Mbps on speedtest.net, but I know I'm getting more than that because I was on a 100 Mbps plan before getti
Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samuse some of these if you don't want to buy a new router https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174997615016?hash=item28beabb1a8:g:0B8AAOSwKjZhgJuM
Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: MaxProbably better than a cheap TP-Link modem, like I have.
Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Marco MoockDo they use the same channel? Then they completely interfere each other. Can you sue the 5GHz band? This has much more channels, so you can use a free one.
Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: OzixI got one of these, and if seems to be pissweak. Connecting to PC in next room (clay brick walls) is barely ticking over - also a laptop gets weak connection with 2 bars, so I am sure it is the router dragging the chain. Running network sn
Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Computer Nerd KevI've never needed to know what the old password was, so use "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor": http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ Though that hasn't been updated since 2014 so it might not work for newer Windows versions.
Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: OzixA friend wanted me to crack a laptop (legit reasons). The power icon had been removed from login screen. So put ophcrack on USB, boot it and it complains no tables found... Then I remembered it runs a linux than can read/write NT filesyst
Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samhttps://auslink.info/pics/voip.jpg
Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedNo probs.
Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedYeah, its not that simple to do that config.
Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samdidn't need to ring. got it all sorted out. many thanks for your help. :)
Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samactually I'm figuring it out. I've got dial tone but it's not connecting when I ring a number. I'll give tech support a ring.
Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samp.s. I get over 100mbps on wifi https://auslink.info/pics/mobile_wifi.png
Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sambecause my router is better and has strong wifi which i need to connect security cameras, mobiles, laptops, streaming, etc., https://www.tp-link.com/au/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-ax10/ except I wouldn't know how to set it u
Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedYes, thats how they are used.
Posted: 27 Days 14 Hours ago by: MaxIf you use an ATA, can you plug it into the ethernet port on the router?
Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedYes, but the Mitrons are much cheaper and easy to find used on gumtree and ebay now that so many now have a router with phone ports free from their NBN supplier.
Posted: 27 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedWhy not use it instead of your router ? Yes you can use it with your router.
Posted: 27 Days 17 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedSorry, Mitron. http://www.mitron.com.au/brochures/Brochure_Mitron_MV1MV2_1.pdf
Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: Marco MoockYou cannot connect an analog or ISDN phone to the ethernet port. You need a small telephone system that can connect to the internet via Ethernet and provides an analog line/ISDN on the other side, depending what type of telephone you hav
Posted: 28 Days ago by: Yosemite Samalso I have a Tecnicolor modem tg789vac_v2 that has phone sockets could I use that somehow by connecting it to my router?
Posted: 28 Days ago by: Yosemite Samcan't find micron ATA ??
Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedYes, but the micron ATAs are cheaper.
Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedXeno <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote You can use an ATA.
Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rod SpeedYosemite Sam <email@example.com> wrote Yep, get an ATA. Very cheap and works well.
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samthis would solve the problem wouldn't it? https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/networking/voip/87889-ht801
Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: Yosemite Samyeah that's right. but I want to connect just a normal phone which i could do if the router had phone ports.
Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: XenoMy router has dedicated (2) standard phone ports as well as 5 ethernet ports. You can run VOIP from an ethernet connection but, as far as I am aware, you will need a VOIP phone. The standard phone won't cut it.
Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Yosemite SamMy ISP provides a VOIP service but my router does not have any telephone sockets. is there any way I can connect a standard telephone to one of the ethernet ports? thanks,
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