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    It was just one of those crazy topics, and I...

    It was just one of those crazy topics, and I thank you all for replying - there's been some great comments.

    Just to throw another thought out there, several of you have pointed out the issue of...
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    It was just one of those crazy topics, and I...

    It was just one of those crazy topics, and I thank you all for replying - there's been some great comments.

    Just to throw another thought out there, several of you have pointed out the issue of...
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    Towing - a crazy question

    Idle curiosity on my part guys.
    If you hold an MC licence and stay within the towing capacity of the car, would you be able to tow two trailers?

    My clapped out 04 BA wagon has a braked towing...
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    I've been on the road 32 years, the system in WA...

    I've been on the road 32 years, the system in WA back then was you that could drive with an instructor at 16 & 9 months and drive with anyone who'd had a license 4 years once you turned 17.
    I had 12...
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    Anyone know what this is

    I found this on my garage floor, given that it was near the table saw but fairly clean and dust free I think it's a recent acquisition.
    It's not off a car or any garden gear, it was near where I...
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    Makita - Gear and Service

    Hey Guys,
    Three weeks ago I bought a Makita kit - 18v hammer drill, 1/2 drive impact wrench, two batteries and a single port charger.
    Also by redemption you got an 18v work light worth $180 so all...
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    Converting Autio Cassette to MP3

    Hey Guys,
    Has anyone had any success converting audio cassette to MP3 - I know I can get it done professionally but that is beyond my means.

    I have some tapes that are irreplaceable and very...
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    Good Online Computer Shop

    Hey Guys,
    I live a little ways out in the bush, can someone point me toward me a good online computer shop - maybe one that is only online.
    I know of MSY and Umart - any other sites worth checking,...
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    Thanks guys, The batteries are just cheap D...

    Thanks guys,
    The batteries are just cheap D cells, sending the torch back to the maker is not really an option - it's a US made Maglite and the warranty would be long gone as I've had the torch 23...
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    Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner

    Bunnings have these on hire for $38 a day plus $12 for the detergant.
    Has anyone used them, are they any good?
    My bedroom carpet has some stains which are just dirt and sweat, I may be moving at...
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    Removing Corroded Batteries

    Hey Guys,
    I have a five cell Maglite torch with badly corroded batteries.
    I've tried baking soda, bi-carb soda, vinegar, meths & acetone all to no avail - drilling the batteries out is not an...
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    Sleep Apnia Consumables

    Hey guys
    For those of you who suffer from sleep apnia like me, just an FYI that the consumables, IE masks etc, are covered under the NDIS.

    It's listed on this page on the website - select the...
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    In the end I gave up on the two majors and used...

    In the end I gave up on the two majors and used the local IGA.
    The added benefit of IGA for me is that I am a smoker, a smoker who rarely carries cash.
    The two majors won't sell tobacco through the...
  14. Why you shouldn't buy your cat the home brand cat food.

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    There is a certain well known supermarket who has...

    There is a certain well known supermarket who has a brand of cheese slices I like.
    I went in one day and the cheese slices had a big label proclaiming their new lower price - I knew this was crap...
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    Zooming a single app

    Is there any setting in Win7 that will allow me to zoom in or enlarge one app but leave everything else on the PC at it's normal size?
    I downloaded an ebook (a legit download through my local...
  17. Thread: I Had A Scam.

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    I've done the "I've got several computers running...

    I've done the "I've got several computers running on different ISP's and need the IP address of the bad one" line and that stuffs them up.
    Or tell them you run linux, that stuffs them up - I got...
  18. Thread: I Had A Scam.

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    This has been on the news, its lead generating....

    This has been on the news, its lead generating.
    They get your information and sell it to shonky lawyers who then chase you to take action - apparently it's caused a major spike in dodgy claims.
  19. As we say in Aus - you can tell a wife, you just...

    As we say in Aus - you can tell a wife, you just can't tell her much...
  20. A little Calvin & Hobes for your Monday Night

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    I tried different mirrors - this is pretty...

    I tried different mirrors - this is pretty specific software/
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    Software Install Problems

    I'm trying to install Auto Gordian Knot on Win 7

    The first time I tried install it it just hung, I tried again with that download and then again downloading a different copy of the app, and I get...
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    I can remember the early days of mobile phones -...

    I can remember the early days of mobile phones - being able to listen to them on a scanner.
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    I have an unlisted number, always have so work...

    I have an unlisted number, always have so work clients can't call me.
    But I have had the number 12 months and I'm still getting calls asking for the previous owner.

    Back when I worked at Telstra...
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    Cert IV Training and Assessment

    Has anyone done their cert IV in training and assessment recently and able to recomend a place - I know I could google but that gives me 5 million hits.
    I am looking for personal experience good and...
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    What can ducks do and people wish Telstra would?...

    What can ducks do and people wish Telstra would?
    Stick their bill up their a$$
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    Thanks for the info guys.

    Thanks for the info guys.
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    03 Nissan Pulsar

    Anyone able to tell me if an 03 Nissan Pulsar has folding rear seats - it's a sedan and the base model.

    I've always driven wagons, but the one sedan I drove was an 81 323 and that had folding rear...
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    Looks like Ego is the way to go at $92 - length...

    Looks like Ego is the way to go at $92 - length wise the thing is about 1800 long.
    It's stored at the house of my 71 year old mother so having her pull it apart is not an option.
    But I can live...
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    East-West Transport

    Anyone know of any trucking companies who do the east-west run and would be interested in a very (very) small backload from Perth to Brisbane.

    I need a brushcutter, and being 6'1 I need a straight...
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    This reminds of a country town where I taught in...

    This reminds of a country town where I taught in WA, being a country town the kids knew where the teachers lived and occasionally we got rocks on the roof and other childish stuff.
    One teacher had a...
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    This place is mains watered, but the toilet and...

    This place is mains watered, but the toilet and outside taps are run off a tank, that tank is full I checked - the tank is hooked up the mains so it can't run dry anyway.
    After blowing $20 on a new...
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    Cistern Not filling

    Hei Guys,
    The toilet cistern has stopped filling - water supply is good and I have replaced the inlet valve.
    Any idea's what else it could be?
    Cheers
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    402831 For the non Australian readers this is...

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    For the non Australian readers this is a kangaroo, this guy was actually seen a fair way in to town and apparently likes to be scratched.
    They are quite dumb and usually placid but can be...
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    Yep exactly, I've got my semi license. Driving a...

    Yep exactly, I've got my semi license.
    Driving a car I find relaxing, even when pushing it.
    Driving a semi is bloody hard work - truckies really earn their pay.
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    Thanks Rich, I was just curious. I actually have...

    Thanks Rich, I was just curious.
    I actually have my truck licence but I don't drive them anymore.
    Here driving around trucks gets fun in the outback because we have what we call road trains - see...
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    Any Canadians here

    I'm watching season 5 of Highway Through Hell - beautiful country you guys have.

    They keep referring to the "hammer lane" - am I right in assuming that that is what you guys call the fast lane?...
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    Got it fixed guys, $520 at the local radiator...

    Got it fixed guys, $520 at the local radiator place.
    He only charged about $160 for labour and with no car it would have cost me $40 in cab fare to go get the new radiator and coolant so worth the...
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    I get what you're saying Whitey but this is going...

    I get what you're saying Whitey but this is going to be radiator only.
    As much as I would love to replace everything else I just don't have the funds right now - I live in a small town, my longest...
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    I thought about that, but the pressure and volume...

    I thought about that, but the pressure and volume of the leak makes me think it would be a waste of time.
    Plus when I work, I am on call at short notice. I won't risk $400 a day and a reputation of...
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    BA Falcon Radiator Change

    Hei guys,
    As you can see from the pic I need to change the radiator on my 6 cylinder BA.
    From reading the manual I know there is aircon and oil hoses involved which is what worries me.
    Is it a...
  42. Thread: IP Blocker

    by smidsy
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    IP Blocker

    Anyone able to recommend an IP blocker - either download or a website.
    I'm using Win7 and Firefox 50.0.
    Cheers
    Paul
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    Yep, that's why I'm asking here. I get the...

    Yep, that's why I'm asking here.
    I get the canadian pharmacy spam a few times a week but I was hoping for some recommendations from people who have gone before me.
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    Online Pharmacies

    Anyone had any experience with online pharmacies?
    Just been gouged $98 at priceline for 5 pills - this new girl friend of mine is going to get bloody expensive to keep happy
    Just wondering if there...
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    Recording Skype Calls

    Just wondering if anyone records skype calls and what software they use, I was using Evaer but its become problematic.
    I'm happy to pay for the right software.
    Cheers
    Paul
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    Power Window Problem

    The car is an 04 BA Falcon, for years the drivers power window has been baulky, stopping part way up in two spots.
    Usually jiggling the glass would get it moving again but today it stopped...
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    Motels - Chermside

    Can anyone recommend a motel in Chermside (Qld) I notice there is 4 or 5 along Gympie Rd.
    I have an 8am appt at Prince Charles in August and toying with the idea of a motel for the night before...
  48. Thread: Gympie

    by smidsy
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    Gympie

    Hei guys,
    Need to move in about 6 weeks and Gympie is a spot I'm considering.
    I have been told Gympie southside is pretty rough and high crime, anyone live in the area and able to give me some...
  49. Thread: The Martian

    by smidsy
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    They're making a movie from the book - due out...

    They're making a movie from the book - due out December

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/?ref_=nv_sr_1
  50. This is all about money with total disregard for...

    This is all about money with total disregard for the grass roots supporters who made v8 supercars what it is today
    Channel 10 paid mega bucks for the coverage and then onsold a lot of coverage to...
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