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    Funny Pictures Thread - No 7

    Clearly that stock isn't flying off the shelves....
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    Where to get UPS replacement batteries? Pref CPT

    The advantage you expect from lithium is the increased cycle life. The difference between 7 Ah and 8 Ah batteries is not huge, so I wouldn't have expected longer run time. They may be a bit more efficient due to less self-discharge, but I don't know that you'd notice this over the course of 2h...
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    Coronavirus cases jumps to 38 in South Africa

    Restocking the fridge every weekend is sometimes called "weekly grocery shopping" though so don't be too quick to judge I think.
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    Vumatel/Web Africa Fibre - Loadshedding and Battery Back-up

    Sorry misread the first time. Is your fibre ONT properly powered? Might be that Vumatel's batteries are toast and they're not surviving the load shedding.
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    Vumatel/Web Africa Fibre - Loadshedding and Battery Back-up

    Your battery is probably toast. Take it to a Battery Centre or some such place to do a test for you.
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    Atomic Access Feedback

    Now I've learned something. 4k doesn't mean much to me as my screens are 2560x1440 but good to know about the app.
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    Atomic Access Feedback

    I didn't know that you could get stuff offline on a laptop? I've never seen that option in Netflix on the browser?
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    Atomic Access Feedback

    You've got a 4k phone or tablet? Well, if you've got it, use it I guess! Good point about stocking up a few series in case you don't like.
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    Atomic Access Feedback

    Lol, how long do you think load-shedding is? Are you going to need more than one or two episodes?
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    Where to get UPS replacement batteries? Pref CPT

    Great! What exactly are you powering on your UPS? If this works I might order a couple and 'upgrade' mine myself. I've got a 2kVa RCT one though. Pretty much this. The built-in BMS on the blue-nova ones make the lithium batteries look like lead-acid ones functionally, so the UPS shouldn't even...
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    Where to get UPS replacement batteries? Pref CPT

    Be interested to see what sort of uptime you get from these. Or are you only doing it from the longevity point of view?
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    Where to get UPS replacement batteries? Pref CPT

    Those extra 7mm can make a difference. You'd have to open your UPS up and take a look.
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    Where to get UPS replacement batteries? Pref CPT

    I was looking at this. They're a factor of 4 more expensive than the lead ones, but when you figure in the hassle of replacing dud lead batteries, it probably makes sense just to go lithium...
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    Government wants to hire thousands of new teachers to focus on maths, science and technology

    I mean I have encountered university lecturers (obviously no equivalent of PGCE to lecture in a university) who were obviously brilliant in their technical field but pedagogically they were ... somewhat lacking. Self-study was the name of the game in those courses. I'd consider myself a...
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    Government wants to hire thousands of new teachers to focus on maths, science and technology

    On an equally interesting note, I read an article somewhere suggesting that language ability is often more useful in programming than mathematical ability - most of programming isn't very mathematical (unless you're explicitly working with scientific codes), it's just being very verbose in...
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    Government wants to hire thousands of new teachers to focus on maths, science and technology

    Does one actually NEED a PGCE to teach? I have more than enough technical qualifications to teach maths and science in a high school (and probably IT as well), but no teaching qualification.
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    Recommend a home server?

    If you're in Cape Town, I have a couple of N40L servers which are sitting idle, available for sale...
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    Government wants to hire thousands of new teachers to focus on maths, science and technology

    I get really annoyed when the word "unfair" is used. In this line of thinking, the only way to make things "fair" is to cut down anyone that sticks out, thereby reducing everyone to the level of the lowest. Definitely not a way to run any sort of prosperous country.
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    Where to get UPS replacement batteries? Pref CPT

    A lot of places are out of stock at the moment. Takealot has them last I checked though. Generally security shops have them because they get used e.g. in gate motors as well. I've seen them in Builders but for double the usual price, I think they're gouging because of load shedding.
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    How much you will save by installing solar panels in South Africa

    Corona is going to spread further, and you're naive if you think there won't be more similar bugs. Honestly I'm surprised there haven't been more in the last 100 years since Spanish Flu.
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