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  1. Foxhound5366

    Mapcodes: launching my new website

    Hi guys and girls, So some of you might have seen me asking for advice on my new site, and I'm launching it today: www.overhere.co.za Despite all the technical guidance I got (I'm going to keep working on that input), if something breaks for you please let me know and I'll fix it. A few years...
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    Anybody willing to beta test my new website?

    Hi all So I'm about to launch a website and I'd like some reasonably informed advice on: 1: General concept and usability 2: Script stability (it's using Wordpress with Javascript and PHP) 3: Vulnerability (I've done some of the basics but there's probably something I'm missing) Obviously I'm...
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    Help with setting up a Java REST API

    I need some help from anybody with experience hosting and setting up Java REST APIs. I've developed a website that relies on sending queries to an online Java REST API, by constructing URLs like this: www.[host].com/api + [request]. The API returns JSON responses that I decode with some...
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    Virtual Reality: Any practical uses?

    Virtual Reality is one of those technologies that we all know is going to be a part of our future, but is there any compelling reason to make it part of our present? Every single tech review of Virtual Reality and specific devices just seems to totally ignore what you can actually DO with...
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    Your thoughts: Audi A4 (B9) 1.4 TFSI

    So every so often I get *that* itch for a new pair of wheels, and the latest model that has caught my eye is the new model Audi A4 (B9), even though all I could afford is the 1.4 TFSI engine (I've seen that unit powering the Volkswagen Tiguan very happily so I reckon a lighter sedan should be...
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    Vodacom Prepaid Price Plans

    So my wife and I got our numbers ported back to Vodacom today (farewell Telkom - see you later when you have a wider network), and naturally the first thing I did was look into prepaid price plans. There seem to be two 'good' plans and three 'WTF' plans. Good plans: 1...
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    Clickbait confirmed: Vodacom's Black Friday Sirocco deal

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news for you, but if you (like me) had placed an 'application' on Vodacom's website for one of their Black Friday deals - specifically the awesome Nokia 8 Sirocco deal - and they haven't phoned you back yet, chances are you're out of luck. Effectively, that makes...
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    Super Official ("Superficial") Cyber Monday Thread (26 November 2018)

    Seeing as we still don't have one of these for Cyber Monday, here it is :) To make this valuable, I think we should both share good deals we've found, AND what you're looking for (then other people can help out if they've seen that thing). What I've found (will edit OP with links to best...
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    User Review: Telkom LIT Android TV Media Box

    So I've seen a bunch of threads on here about the LIT Box, but couldn't find any with much in the way of detailed user reviews. I just got one today (at a special price - so that softened the blow of that R1 100 price), and thought it might help to share some photos / early impressions :)...
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    COMPARISON | The most cost-effective short-term credit

    I'm sharing this in case it helps anybody else select an effective form of short-term credit for their personal needs So for a while now I've been wondering which of my short-term debts are most cost-effective, and the relative merits of consolidating the debts into one or the other. This...
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    Huawei LTE CPE B315s-936 + D-Link DSL-2750U Routers [S]

    Item name (be very descriptive): Huawei LTE CPE B315s-936 WiFi Router (+ external battery back) + Netis E1 300Mbps Wireless N Range Extender Age and condition: Five months (only used for three months) - perfect condition Do you include packaging: Yes Warranty: Yes Reason for selling: Got fibre...
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    Pizza Hut: why did nobody ever tell me?

    So I've been eyeing out the Pizza Hut in Centurion for a while, but was a bit sceptical just because I figured it was one of those budget pizza joints like Romans. Tonight I braved it, and boy was I wrong ... it's super-impressive (for a fast food pizza place)! Here's my mini review, because...
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    Is this Delma swiss watch valuable?

    So there's this vintage Delma pendant watch that has been in my family for some time, and I'm curious about whether it might be worth anything to somebody. I know that there were heaps of Swiss watches made over the decades, but the metal detailing on this one is pretty unique to my untrained...
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    Today I got my Smart ID Card!

    Let me say something I never thought I would: I'm impressed by Home Affairs! I went the full monty: I applied for my smart ID card online, and I did all the biometrics capturing in my bank. Best bit was it all worked, and I'm now the proud owner of a shiny new Smart ID card. October 7...
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    Webafrica: Is this e-mail style annoying?

    So a while ago Webafrica caused waves by introducing their funky over-the-top images (e.g. on their website and billing), and all was good. Now I see they've injected that same approach into their support e-mails, and it comes across sounding extremely textbook and insincere. Example 1...
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    LinkedIn got me a job

    Disclaimer after writing: sorry if this reads like an advertorial for LinkedIn, but it's actually just me sharing something with you that I feel passionate about because it's definitely changed my life for the better. I'd honestly been pretty sceptical about LinkedIn myself, just seeing it like...
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    [W] Cheapy laptop (full working condition)

    Item wanted (be very descriptive): Basic 15.6-inch laptop, budget R500-R800 depending on model Is packaging essential?: Nope, just need the laptop and charger really. Desired age and condition: Preferably not older than four years, and everything still in good working condition (scuff marks...
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    FNB now charging to send e-mails??? What's going on?

    You know, I've never minded paying a little bit more for FNB's bank accounts, but this is taking customers for fools: FNB are now charging a 74 cents service fee if you select to send a proof of payment on a banking transfer! Just seen this on my bank statement, after I'd just paid my rent...
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    How ironic is this photo taken in Spar? (for Jewish people especially)

    Here's a quick sanity check. I've known the odd few Jewish people who've taken a loose view on the whole bacon thing, but the contrast of those two elements in that photograph is just too jarring. Is it just me?
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    Emigrating with debt in South Africa? Have you done it?

    The only difference I can see about having debt in South Africa and emigrating with debt still in South Africa is you're no longer in South Africa. It's been a long-held dream of mine to pay of all my debt and then head abroad, but I realise it's a stupid dream because I'm wasting time I...
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