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    It's a rort especially when you realise just how...

    It's a rort especially when you realise just how cheap and easy it is to buy a prepaid sim card most places.
  2. I've been using this for the last couple of years...

    I've been using this for the last couple of years in addition to my Win7 box: https://ubuntustudio.org/
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    The one on wood reads Sora (maybe). Second...

    The one on wood reads Sora (maybe).

    Second one...can't read well enough.

    3rd ??Maybe Honna?? Hiroko

    4th is same as second, hard to read properly

    5th no idea
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    Mother of pearl is often fixed in place with...

    Mother of pearl is often fixed in place with urushi in, err, urushi finished pieces, so I can't image shellac will bother it, or any petro/alco based solvent.
  5. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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    Yes, synchronisation. Sent from my MI 5s...

    Yes, synchronisation.



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  6. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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    Depends. How's your mandarin? Get global. ...

    Depends. How's your mandarin?

    Get global.



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  7. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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    On processor, I'd check what the power...

    On processor, I'd check what the power consumption/savings are between them. The Note 4x and my 5s get roughly the same battery life notwithstanding the 4x's bigger battery. Camera was better too,...
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    send the link again...only other possibility I...

    send the link again...only other possibility I can think of is they are down to zero stock...

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    Select bundle, then select colour. Should let...

    Select bundle, then select colour. Should let you add to cart after that.

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    make sure you've selected each option. Not...

    make sure you've selected each option. Not necessarily the most intuitive website, but once you figure it out you'll be ok.

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  11. Thread: Blade Wallet

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    I usually run about 6-10mm of glue and stitch...

    I usually run about 6-10mm of glue and stitch about 4-5mm from the edge, this way there is bonded area either side and much less chance of something contacting the stitching directly.

    Sent from my...
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    nice work! I really must get myself a project to...

    nice work! I really must get myself a project to do

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    I'll chime in for Xiaomi as well. Redmi Note 4x...

    I'll chime in for Xiaomi as well. Redmi Note 4x and 5s in this household, I just ordered a Note 5 for a friend that dropped her Samsung. Also bought a tablet for my mother. All have been great.
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    like I said, let's see if lasts more than 2... ...

    like I said, let's see if lasts more than 2...

    I suspect it will suffer massive cost blowouts, and other more important compliance issues will suffer. But I suppose that could be the entire...
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    all sounds like it is going to be very expensive...

    all sounds like it is going to be very expensive to administer, enforce and collect. Let's see if this lasts more than 2 years.

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    Whether he can or not is not the point. He isn't...

    Whether he can or not is not the point. He isn't and he is lobbying to protect a business model that is DOA. He isn't the only one, but he sure has a knack for getting himself in the headlines.
    ...
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    Yes but the HN model of business is no longer...

    Yes but the HN model of business is no longer relevant. The world has moved on, and there is no use pining for the days of old.

    The fact they didn't make the web work for them will be a case...
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    It wasn't really directed at HN, but HN is a...

    It wasn't really directed at HN, but HN is a different thing altogether. Amazon will kill him and he knows it. Like clockwork for the last 6+ years, about 6-8 weeks out from reporting season he's...
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    I use Alipay - their version of PP. No issues...

    I use Alipay - their version of PP. No issues with it.
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    Simple answer - Markup doesn't equal profit. ...

    Simple answer - Markup doesn't equal profit.

    If I buy 100 widgets for $100, and then sell them to you for $200, I've made $100 profit right?

    NO!

    I made a $100 contribution to my fixed...
  21. Thread: Knife sharpening

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    One of the local knife companies had a...

    One of the local knife companies had a representative in a kitchen shop a couple of years ago, giving lessons in knife sharpening. They used 1000g for the demo, my stone at home is a 1000/3000...
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    MSM...Doom and gloom...bible says...key words...

    MSM...Doom and gloom...bible says...key words that hint this is not for me.

    But before I go, I'll counter the doom and gloom with a bit of reality: https://www.gapminder.org/

    The world as a...
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    My first thought was surging like that sounds...

    My first thought was surging like that sounds like fuel starvation which = fuel filter. "Doing it hard" tends to be synonymous with "never takes car for regular servicing", so I think that would be...
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    Well this is what I have come up with. I might...

    Well this is what I have come up with. I might yet fit a t piece at the base, I'll see how it goes. I put two holes in so I can move the clamping bolt to suit the piece. Can always use spring...
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    yes, that's the idea. angle the jaws a bit and...

    yes, that's the idea. angle the jaws a bit and wrap some leather over the top. will post a pic when done.

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    late reply, sorry! Twin needles. Just made...

    late reply, sorry!

    Twin needles. Just made myself a stitching pony, need to finish p the jaws and fit the bolt for clamping.

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    Privacy policy? That's an interesting angle they...

    Privacy policy? That's an interesting angle they push considering centrestink knows pretty much everything about you anyway.

    Anyway, glad you cottoned on regardless.

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  28. Like I said I can't tell if the house is genuine,...

    Like I said I can't tell if the house is genuine, I suspect the fence is not.

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  29. Done in the style, not sure about if it is...

    Done in the style, not sure about if it is genuine SSB or not. Am told genuine is super expensive, and this is an expensive area, so anything is...
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    Remember, no government department is going to...

    Remember, no government department is going to request gift cards/iTunes/Google play/etc. And will never complain if you say I will come to the local office to sort it out. N e v e r.

    Good job...
  31. I should probably take a minute to point out that...

    I should probably take a minute to point out that it is rare for a house to remain standing for much longer than 30-50 years in Japan. Not without substantial repairs/remodeling. Before we all get...
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    I've seen stairway lifts installed on normal...

    I've seen stairway lifts installed on normal staircases here in Japan, possibly a cheaper alternative.
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    I once watched a video where a guy showed how to...

    I once watched a video where a guy showed how to use 2 different stains to highlight the grain. I'd never thought much of staining, but that demonstration converted my thinking. Wish I could...
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    Hand stitched!

    Hand stitched!
  35. Actually that reminds me...I'd suggest to get a...

    Actually that reminds me...I'd suggest to get a quality respirator as well - 3M make good ones.

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    What are those search plugins? Are they a bunch...

    What are those search plugins? Are they a bunch of browser extensions? I don't like the sound of 'em...
  37. For starting out I'd recommend a ROS + a detail...

    For starting out I'd recommend a ROS + a detail sander (triangular shaped). Nothing lower than #120 and not a lot of point going beyond #400 on wood. That will get you going. Probably any brand is...
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    If I were you I'd buy some 240 and start with...

    If I were you I'd buy some 240 and start with that. You are grinding, not sanding, with lower grits. That will not tolerate bad technique. 240 will be much more forgiving.

    As mentioned, if...
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    Stinky is right...ask them what they mean...

    Stinky is right...ask them what they mean by"proper".

    It could be that they want to see a Purchase Order Number to match it to, or any combination of things...

    But they will tell you.
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    What do they call "proper". There are some rules...

    What do they call "proper". There are some rules around what an invoice must contain but it is pretty minimal, and you can handwrite it if you like.

    Whenever I was contracting I had a template...
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    I think I understand the kind of thing you are...

    I think I understand the kind of thing you are after. Unfortunately not something I think I can help you with in the short term.

    As an aside, an alternative to the flap thing, a lot of bags now...
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    I'm going to make one for myself soon, but it is...

    I'm going to make one for myself soon, but it is likely to take some time. What do have in mind ?
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    Correct. They think they are playing a clever...

    Correct. They think they are playing a clever psychological game, but the world has moved on. The consumer has the ability to be more informed than at any time before, instantly.
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    I would think that they are moving away from...

    I would think that they are moving away from flash as it has been a security nightmare, and there is no support for mobiles. Nothing to worry about.
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    I genuinely enjoy finishing, and all that...

    I genuinely enjoy finishing, and all that entails.... including sanding. Stuff would have to be bad before I'd be using 120 or less. 80 is really grinding...

    Be sure to hold your ROS flat, not...
  46. Thread: Changing to NBN

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    My parents are with tpg and have had zero issues .

    My parents are with tpg and have had zero issues .
  47. Thread: Changing to NBN

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    webservers typically run gigabit or faster...

    webservers typically run gigabit or faster connections these days, so you wont likely be waiting too long for them...

    My parents got some dinky wifi modem with their TPG NBN - I replaced it with...
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    Pull until your fingers bleed, then a little...

    Pull until your fingers bleed, then a little more. An air-powered gun would make your life a billionty times easier...
  49. Thread: Gen Y's again

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    My dad always said "I want you kids to have a...

    My dad always said "I want you kids to have a better life than I had"
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    Old people complaining about young...

    Old people complaining about young people...nothing new...
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