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  1. Mike Hoxbig

    A matric certificate is insufficient in South Africa

    There's one problem with that - we don't have a Harvard. Your networking opportunities are limited in SA because we don't have a culture of entrepreneurship...
  2. Mike Hoxbig

    Tips to Boost your eBucks - 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

    Anyone open an FNBy account for their kid and link it to their profile? Where do you do it from?
  3. Mike Hoxbig

    South Africa’s real matric pass rate is 39%

    Who said anything about doctorates? I was specifically talking about a 4 year honours level degree. The point would apply equally to all levels. As for the rest, maths and science is what I'm interested in. As well as exemption passes. Didn't say it had to mean anything to anyone else. IMO the...
  4. Mike Hoxbig

    South Africa’s real matric pass rate is 39%

    This is a pretty dumb metric do be honest. When you get to university, you fail a year, get your schit in order, and pass the next time. Nobody gives you crap at the end of it. Not everybody finishes their 4 year degree in 4 years, what matters is that you finished it. What I'm more interested...
  5. Mike Hoxbig

    Eskom to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 22:00 tonight until 08:00 on Sunday [2020/01/04]

    Would it make any difference? Doesn't seem like the CEO gives the go-ahead to load shed, since they haven't had one for months...
  6. Mike Hoxbig

    England Cricket Tour to South Africa 2019/20 Dec 2019 – Feb 2020

    I don't think CSA or the government have a choice right now with the state cricket is in. They'll probably start pushing it again when we start performing...
  7. Mike Hoxbig

    Warranty vs Maintenance Plan

    Always extend your warranty to the maximum, because that is what covers mechanical failures. It's cheap too, normally less than R10k. From a cost perspective it's usually better to go with a service plan + warranty. Maintenance plans are far more costly to extend, and not worth the additional...
  8. Mike Hoxbig

    Load shedding Stage 6: 18:00 - 23:00 [2019/12/09]

    Just went out for the 3rd fscking time since the morning...
  9. Mike Hoxbig

    Load shedding Stage 6: 18:00 - 23:00 [2019/12/09]

    Beyond stage 6, it makes more sense to have a schedule for when the power is actually on...
  10. Mike Hoxbig

    Load shedding Stage 6: 18:00 - 23:00 [2019/12/09]

    Didn't even know there was electricity down there...
  11. Mike Hoxbig

    Load shedding Stage 6: 18:00 - 23:00 [2019/12/09]

    https://ewn.co.za/2019/03/19/is-stage-5-and-6-load-shedding-a-reality So it's now stage 6. Haven't yet seen an admission of failure coming out of the ANC or government...
  12. Mike Hoxbig

    Eskom load-shedding could cause another recession

    Well with stage 6 now, a recession and ratings downgrade is a given...
  13. Mike Hoxbig

    Load shedding Stage 6: 18:00 - 23:00 [2019/12/09]

    All the load shedding apps only go up to 4. Can't get the schedule from Eskom or City Power cos they're both down. Guess we just wait for the inevitable darkness to hit...
  14. Mike Hoxbig

    What IPTV service is best?

    Yep, it works on the Android TV version. On the LG version it doesn't though, I tested it. It's because their DNS isn't registered, and the dev wants the provider to pay to register their DNS. Hydro doesn't work on the LG app, but Global does. Both work on the Android TV app...
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    WATCH | Metro cops allegedly assault Pretoria woman who was 'too scared' to pull over

    Can't stop there. They need to be arrested, charged and tried in court...
  16. Mike Hoxbig

    What IPTV service is best?

    None of which are great. Poor performance and not very intuitive. IPTV Smarters is probably the best of the bunch, but only if your provider registered their DNS with them. I know that Hydro doesn't work on it but Global does. The best is still to get a dedicated box...
  17. Mike Hoxbig

    Stranger Things - Netflix Original series

    Where's the next scandal going to come from if they don't?
  18. Mike Hoxbig

    You can now buy Xbox games with airtime on Vodacom

    May seem like it, but in many developing countries in Africa with a less mature banking system, airtime is actually used as a currency. People just send airtime to the people they're buying stuff from. It's their way of transacting digitally...
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