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    Where get an LG V60 ThinQ 5G Dual-SIM?

    I want an LG V60 with dual-SIM support. Every place I've contacted locally only has the single-SIM model. Do you know who might have the dual-SIM model, for outright purchase (no contract)?
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    Unusual flight safety video on Qatar Airways

    An idle musing I know... I thought the new flight safety video on Qatar Airways quite creative and attention-grabbing. I actually watched the video on all four legs of a recent trip to the USA. Normally these sorts of videos are mind-numbingly boring. This one isn't and gets people to watch it...
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    VPN for YouTube TV from SA?

    Anyone found a VPN that works with YouTube TV?
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    Boeing 777X first flight (24 Jan 2020) - live stream

    It's a rainy, windy day at Boeing's Paine Field just north of Seattle. The largest twin-jet ever made is sitting on the runway ready for its first flight. Engineers are waiting for the high winds to abate before giving the go-ahead. It's just after 11h00 Seattle time. You can stream the first...
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    Prep car to stand unused for 100 days?

    If you were leaving cars unused for three months, parked in a garage, would you bother with any special prep other than closing the windows and locking the doors? In the olden days before the Rinderpest my advice would have been disconnect the battery or put it on a decent trickle charger, get...
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    Airline says farewell to 747 with sky art tribute

    Nice little bit of fun today by El Al, just west of Cyprus. From FlightRadar24.
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    Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers land in SA

    Apparently two Blackjack bombers were scheduled to land at Waterkloof at 06h30 today - the first time these massive war machines land in Africa. Waiting for news and pics.
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    Yet another "game changer" battery

    My old thread on "battery revolutions" seems to have disappeared, so here's another one. Not strictly a battery but a fuel cell, another Brit tinkerer claims to invent a "game changer". Yes, I know the Daily Wail is hardly a credible source, but interesting nevertheless. Ex Navy engineer...
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    Where buy electrically-controlled outdoor tap?

    Anyone know where in SA I can buy an electrically-controlled faucet / gate valve / tap for outdoor use? I'd like to be able to top-up a swimming pool while away from the house. Plan is to vpn into my local network and then use a Sonoff wifi switch to open a garden tap. I have the wifi switch...
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    Goodbye stethoscope

    This is marvellous. Now we need Android and Windows versions.
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    TIP: WhatsApp - How to send a full-size photo instead of reduced-size

    As you know, when you attach a photo in WhatsApp it sends a reduced-size version. I've just learned that you can send the full-sized version if you want: Simply attach it as a "Document" rather than as "Photo". Can be useful, so thought I'd share. See here.
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    Braai / grill / cooking mat - does it work?

    I'm sick 'n tired of cleaning the gas braai, especially when braaing for twenty people. Recently I came across a thing variously called a braai / cooking / grill mat or sheet. Seems the ideal solution to easy braai cleaning. Anyone used one? Does it work? Which are the better ones to get...
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    In a stunning reversal, Microsoft makes major changes to Windows 10 updating

    In a stunning and unexpected change, Microsoft will no longer force feed updates on Windows 10 users. Instead, it will adopt a more measured approach that balances the needs of its customers with its desire to keep the userbase secure and up-to-date. “We are excited to announce significant...
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    Three Reasons Why Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants More Government Regulation

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants more government regulation of social media. In a March 30 op-ed for the Washington Post, Zuckerberg trots out the innocent-sounding pablum we've come to expect from him. But what sort of regulation will this be? Specifically, Zuckerberg concludes "we need...
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    FNB Forex system crash - 22 March 2019

    Verrrry irrrrritating. FNB's forex system has been down all morning. "Engineers are working on it". Unable to do even manual/phone-in txns. Business accounts. The rate change from this morning to now has already cost us nearly R8K.
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    Sage cloud accounting down?

    Haven't been able to log in since about 15h45... anyone else having probs?
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    Tesla is imploding; "Gigafraud is about to detonate"

    Can’t Spell Felon Without ELON "Tesla is imploding. It’s over and it will soon become obvious to everyone. Before, as a short, you had to use logic against a well-orchestrated stock promote complete with highly manipulated numbers. They can’t fake the numbers as revenue declines and they can’t...
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    Airbus announces end to A380 program

    Flightradar reports: Airbus announced that it will cease production of the A380 in 2021 as it completes aircraft currently on order. The Airbus A380 will be around for many years yet, so your chance to fly on one won’t end in 2021.
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    Lunar eclipse 21 Jan 2019

    Anybody up watching the eclipse just starting? We'll miss totality as the moon will have set by then.