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  1. DrJohnZoidberg

    I'm moving to a new ISP, which would you choose?

    I've been with RocketNet since March 2019 and I have nothing bad to say about them so I'm reluctantly leaving them because they don't offer a gigabit service on Octotel and they also have no plans to offer it any time soon. There are a few ISPs that now offer the gigabit service so would like...
  2. DrJohnZoidberg

    LG OLED Power board replacement program

    Got this message on my TV earlier today noting that they're replacing power boards for my model. Seems to be related to possible overheating issues...
  3. DrJohnZoidberg

    Replacement straps for Samsung Galaxy Fit?

    Anyone know where I can get a replacement strap for this fitness band (SM-R370)? Samsung's website is useless and everything I find online has to be imported and I really would like to get it before the end of next week so that's not going to work.
  4. DrJohnZoidberg

    Companies with fake reviews on HelloPeter

    A friend of mine was looking for a PS4 the other day and one of the sites that came up in Google was, however it was immediate red flags when looking at their pricing compared to anywhere else. Looking further into them and it just confirmed these suspicions so this is just a...
  5. DrJohnZoidberg

    Azure web apps & VMs for Cape Town?

    I'm trying out the Azure platform (free tier) for some dev projects but I cannot find the South Africa (West) region (i.e. Cape Town) anywhere when creating a new web app or VM. According to their site it should be supported but it only lists South Africa (North) when I'm creating it. Checking...
  6. DrJohnZoidberg

    AMD 3rd gen Threadripper

    Found it odd to find nobody here talking about the most important CPU launch in a long time! Reviews have been pretty much all positive, here is a list of review articles and videos: I have no real need for this horsepower but I am waiting for the 3950X to become available locally at some...
  7. DrJohnZoidberg has a mismatched certificate

    The domain is using a certificate for * and will fail to load on any modern browser.
  8. DrJohnZoidberg

    Can any Cape Town Octotel users help me out quick

    Trying to determine what fooked up my and other user's latency to Europe since August. For instance EA servers in Germany used to have 155ms ping but now they're at ~170ms. Could you help me out by just posting a traceroute to (this is a Speedtest...
  9. DrJohnZoidberg

    Where can I get a night guard (mouth guard for sleeping)?

    Anyone know where I can pick up a good quality night guard? I have jaw problems and want to see if using one of these will help at all. There is one on Takealot ( ) but it has really bad reviews so...
  10. DrJohnZoidberg

    Anyone know where I can pick up a right angle IEC power cable?

    Looking for a kettle plug with the right angle connector on the one end and a regular plug on the other, I can get one at RS components but it's a bit pricey with delivery. Anyone know of a place around Table View where I can get one? Pic:
  11. DrJohnZoidberg

    Ported number to Telkom, been two days still nothing...

    Anyone recently ported their mobile number to Telkom? How long did it take? Ported my Cell C number on Tuesday when I did my upgrade and nothing has happened yet, website says it should take no longer than 2 days.
  12. DrJohnZoidberg

    Help me choose a new fibre ISP

    Leaving Cool Ideas at the end of the month, would like some feedback on some of my options. I'm located in Table View, we only have Octotel here. I'm looking for >= 200/200 uncapped connection and need an ISP that has half decent customer support. So far my short list is as follows: 1...
  13. DrJohnZoidberg

    Nvidia will enable Variable Refresh Rate (aka FreeSync) - Drivers on 15th Jan This is excellent news, I've been using a FreeSync monitor for ages now with my 1080Ti - good to see I'll be able to make use of the feature again!
  14. DrJohnZoidberg

    Help installing dashcam cleanly (Table View)

    Any one know a reliable auto electrician or specialist company that can wire up a dashcam for me directly to my fuse box. I know I could do it myself but I'd prefer just not hassling and have someone do it cleanly for me in a lot less time than it would take me. TIA
  15. DrJohnZoidberg

    Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)

    Noticed there isn't an general thread for Battlefront 2 yet, good time to create one. Geonosis and Obi-Wan update dropping next week:
  16. DrJohnZoidberg

    Traffic shaping/prioritization in PfSense

    Been doing a lot of research in to traffic shaping policies for Pfsense as I wanted to get my network stable and be able to play games fine or maintain quality conference calls with Hangouts or Slack even if a Steam download kicks in or somebody starts streaming from my Plex server...
  17. DrJohnZoidberg

    Netgate (PfSense) appliances

    Anyone know where I can get a hold of Netgate appliance hardware locally (this stuff: They list a few authorized local distributors on their website but only one of them looks like a company I would actually do business with (I mean wtf is this...
  18. DrJohnZoidberg

    Can't only be me? How much do webpage pop-ups annoy you?

    I'm interested to know the level of annoyance different people experience with the full on page blocking pop-ups that more and more websites seem to be using these days. I'm referring to ones like this (random example from a Facebook linked article): I see it handled differently from...
  19. DrJohnZoidberg

    Vox FTTH 100/100 packages?

    Anyone know if Vox provides 100/100 FTTH packages via Octotel? They don't list the option but other providers like WA, Cool Ideas, etc. do have this option - I'd really prefer to stay with Vox though as I'm happy with their service. I've sent them a message via Facebook but asking around...
  20. DrJohnZoidberg

    Impossible to find good DisplayPort cables locally?

    Recently got a new monitor (1440p @ 144Hz) that needs a DisplayPort cable (DP to DP) to use FreeSync, it came bundled with one which is faulty (and overall just feels cheap). Tried all the regular places and for the life of me couldn't find a single place that sells quality cables that are...