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    Maybe I'm a bit late... My friend is...

    Maybe I'm a bit late...

    My friend is Ugandan/UK citizen, and regularly sends money to his family via Western Union. Low fees and only practical way to get it there.
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    Except everyone had already earned the money by...

    Except everyone had already earned the money by providing goods and services on credit. Even the traveler got something for his money, the room inspection, so at the end everyone has settled their...
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    coming to you live from Japan... It's weird...

    coming to you live from Japan...

    It's weird here. Everyone knows about it, it has gotten VERY quiet over the last couple of days...but not really the kind of response I would have expected. They...
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    I don't know if you've seen this, but worth a...

    I don't know if you've seen this, but worth a watch:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejlbCmRJMW4
  5. That's true, and it tells an important story. ...

    That's true, and it tells an important story. Large scale funding of coal projects is done because the alternatives are becoming more competitive and will get even better as more money is invested.
  6. Without knowing what chipset they are using hard...

    Without knowing what chipset they are using hard to say, but likely to be either AC97 or HD Audio. HD should probably be able to go a bit higher, but AC97 is unlikely to give the resolution much...
  7. Thread: Australia Day

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    Further, if someone wants to argue they shouldn't...

    Further, if someone wants to argue they shouldn't be offended/hurt by the date because we are now a different country/people/whatever then the reverse of that argument must also be true: changing the...
  8. Thread: polli publicity

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    Context matters. He criticised Nixon, then did...

    Context matters. He criticised Nixon, then did the same thing himself.

    YouTube
  9. Thread: kitchen countertops

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    My standard answer for that application would be...

    My standard answer for that application would be Estapol 7008. Very tough, withstands a bit of heat. Finish is very glossy, but I did a bathroom benchtop with it and rubbed down with 1200/2000 grit...
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    General rule is don't mix and match. I...

    General rule is don't mix and match.

    I wouldn't ever use a stain and varnish for anything like that, and never waterbased for a door frame. Not really sure what the primer is, but I've not ever...
  11. Thread: Bowed Table

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    I had a severely bowed set of drawers, silky oak....

    I had a severely bowed set of drawers, silky oak. Wet towel, out on the grass in the sun. Worked too well, and had to do it a couple of times to bring it right. Clamped to frame while it dried out.
  12. Thread: Veeners in Melb

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    Thanks, I'll check them out.

    Thanks, I'll check them out.
  13. Thread: Veeners in Melb

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    Veeners in Melb

    Can anyone point me to a good place on the SE of Melb (pref but anywhere really) that can do decent veneers? I am looking to do a few speaker cabinets in the near future and don't really have any...
  14. Thread: looking looking

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    Asian kitchen shops, also Anaconda etc have...

    Asian kitchen shops, also Anaconda etc have similar. Not actually that expensive.
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    Great work Myoshiiky!

    Great work Myoshiiky!
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    If you take that on, without chemicals, you will...

    If you take that on, without chemicals, you will need to hand sand. A machine will eat the veneer too quickly and by the time you realise what is happening, it will be far too late. To do the...
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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.
  18. 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.
  21. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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

    Yes, synchronisation.



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  22. 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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  23. 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,...
  24. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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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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  25. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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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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  26. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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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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  27. 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...
  28. Thread: Blade Wallet

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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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  29. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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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...
  37. 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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  44. 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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    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...
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    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!
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