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  1. zaidmo

    [Wanted] Asus VivoBook X420FA

    Thanks. Budget is up to R9k. I don't mind a demo unit. It's up from the R5500 I was planning for the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 | 15.6" Need something affordable for remote working. The Lenovo while light (1.9kg) has a bad webcam and lots of complaints on performance. This 1.3kg Asus Vivibook looks...
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    [Wanted] Asus VivoBook X420FA

    Hi, I'm looking for a 14", SSD + 8GB RAM Laptop that is light to carry with me. Anyone have any good deal on the Asus VivoBook X420FA? Thanks
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    "Free" delivery of Rain sims - Black Friday special

    If the P20 lite goes on special, I'm in
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    #PatriciaDeLille to retract resignation

    DA is a mess!
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    Switch Telecom feedback please?

    I also emailed SwitchTel and they asked me to contact Telkom. On Telkom's tariff calculator, I checked the standard call cost from a landline to 087 550 0000 (the SwitchTel contact us number). Works out to 67c per minute, weekday, midday, default call plan. This can be pricey for family /...
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    Switch Telecom feedback please?

    How much does it cost a person on a Telkom landline (home rate) to call SwitchTel?
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    SA credit and debit cards compared - for overseas purchases and withdrawals

    Hi I've been trying to find the cheapest way to spend overseas. I did a comparison of all the major cards in SA here: When it comes to travel wallets I find that purchasing forex notes...
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    Designing & manufacturing a custom shaped & coated mirror

    Hi. I need to design a special shaped mirror to function as an optical component for a tech solution which I'd like to mass manufacture & sell (who wouldn't?). At the moment I've only found 2 global companies that can produce it. The cost of the mirror + shipping is over R10000, which won't...
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    Need development help on Android to warp the display

    Hi I am looking for someone to help me with some coding to warp the entire Android UI (across all apps on an Android TV device), or alternatively just one of the Android TV HDMI pass-through apps. Purpose: Allows me to display content from and Android Media Player onto a curved screen...
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    Top VR Games to look out for

    The consumer edition of Oculus Rift and Samsung's Gear headsets will be available by Christmas 2015 and there's a number of VR gaming titles that will follow soon. I've prepared this overview of some of the top titles to look out for...
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    Preparation for hiking the Otter Trail

    Hey All. I've hiked the Otter Trail 4 times (over the past 4 years) and I'm booked again for next year. The trail is just too amazing. I've finally decided to prepare a guide to hiking it if anyone is interested (using input and media from my friends who have been on the trip with me over the...
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    Alternatives for sending and receiving international shipments (bypassing SAPO / EMS)

    Hi. Does anyone know of any alternatives to posting a parcel (not a container) from abroad to South Africa, that doesn't pass through EMS or the SA Post Office? I've tried DHL but I still had to collect my stuff at JIMC / EMS and that place is in chaos since the strike (I had to visit...
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    Cheated by getting no repairs for phone under warranty - new blog post

    My phone was faulty (buttons not working) before I dropped it and got a little crack on the top-right of the screen. I sent the phone in for repairs to get the buttons fixed but they say that it is out of warranty because of the screen crack. Details on...
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    Mos Def force fed like Guantanamo detainees

    Link: This makes me so sad. When are these detainees going to be treated like humans and released
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    New MPEG standard halves video bandwidth with no quality loss

    This is a great development. Once the tech is standardised / commercially available (2014), I wonder when we will be able to adopt it in SA (for DTT). Will the DTT decoders and broadcast technology be able to upgrade to this new standard? When will websites such as YouTube start encoding clips...
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    Apple loses patent case, forks out R40.8 million

    Pocket change. Why even levy such a charge if you know its going to have the company being "fined" laughing at you.
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    New Communications Minister: Roy Padayachie

    Nyanda is out. Roy Padayachie is in! Best news this weekend.
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    Top up of Data on iPad

    I use StanBank Internet Banking or the AutoPlus to purchase airtime - You enter your cell number and the funds are automatically added to the account