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    Japan is pretty perfect. As long as you ignore...

    Japan is pretty perfect. As long as you ignore the 95% of the nutbaggery.

    Australia is pretty perfect too. As long as you ignore 96% of the nutbaggery.
  2. Thread: Got the jab today.

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    Had my first AZ last Wed. Felt a bit off until...

    Had my first AZ last Wed. Felt a bit off until about midday next day. Then felt very tired and had a bit of a temp. Friday felt better, but got tired in afternoon. Sat was feeling normal, and no...
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    Well off topic, but dryers are a bit of a rarity...

    Well off topic, but dryers are a bit of a rarity here. Mostly winter is so dry, we just hang the clothes up inside and it provides some much needed humidity to the dry, dry air. In the wet season,...
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    sometimes what happens is the drum bearings get...

    sometimes what happens is the drum bearings get a) really cruddy or b) worn through.

    Regardless, you'll have to disassemble to have a look. We used to clean them out with a wire brush, but not...
  5. Thread: Monitor suggestion

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    I bought an EIZO with calibration kit several...

    I bought an EIZO with calibration kit several years ago. No regrets, though I bought it here in Japan...about 3X the price in Oz... :;

    If I was getting another one, I'd get another EIZO, but 4k...
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    Keep strictly to manufacturers mix ratios, and if...

    Keep strictly to manufacturers mix ratios, and if you feel adventurous, try an epoxy - you can get all different cure rates, but again, stick strictly to the supplied ratios.

    I never really liked...
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    If they twist, they will come out. It's not a...

    If they twist, they will come out.

    It's not a matter of cost saving. They used what was the right amount at the time. How old are those? 80s you say? So 40 years on, they need a bit of TLC. ...
  8. Thread: Gmail & Spam

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    Yeah, I almost never check spam, but then it...

    Yeah, I almost never check spam, but then it happened...waiting on some emails, and there they are. To Gmails credit, it learns fast. Mark it as Not Spam and you maybe only have to do it once or...
  9. Yes, some devices achieve fast charging via...

    Yes, some devices achieve fast charging via higher voltages, so they use a chip to ensure they don't cook lower voltage devices.
  10. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    As the son of someone who's mobility is now...

    As the son of someone who's mobility is now critically impaired - keep on top of it. Physio and get some kind of exercise program in place and stick with it. Once mobility goes, it's hard ,if not...
  11. Actually, no. Because it has no idea what you...

    Actually, no. Because it has no idea what you are using that password for. For instance, I typed in chickendinner in the password field - a password I don't use for anything (Have I Been Pwned:...
  12. I dunno if this would have made a difference in...

    I dunno if this would have made a difference in this case, but here goes:

    You should stick your email into this site: Attention Required! | Cloudflare and see if it has been compromised. And by...
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    I networked my house and when it was sold all...

    I networked my house and when it was sold all equipment like router, servers, VOIP system got ripped out. I did leave the rack and it was labelled so if they bothered to read it they could work out...
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    They were already subsidising the auto industry. ...

    They were already subsidising the auto industry. As pretty much any country with an auto industry does. See, the problem is, if you don't off incentives, you get jurisdiction shopping by the...
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    The jobs thing is a lie. Whoever solves the...

    The jobs thing is a lie. Whoever solves the battery thing, creates a massive employment opportunity. Don't give handouts to exiting businesses or employees, fund the next gen of industry.

    Abbot...
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    I've got a Melitta conical, but iron, not...

    I've got a Melitta conical, but iron, not ceramic. Bought it...8 or 9 years ago. Still grinding away, one or two times a day.
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    This is going to be very Japan specific, but...

    This is going to be very Japan specific, but maybe worth a 'what if?'

    Our solution here is simply to not own a car. We pay about $10/month for access to share cars that are all over the place,...
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    Short range is an impediment to large scale up...

    Short range is an impediment to large scale up take. More range = more demand = higher volumes = lower cost. Eventually.

    I'd not bet against the established players just yet.
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    This doesn't answer the question but when has...

    This doesn't answer the question but when has that ever stopped me? :D

    Having dealt with a lot of different rental cars here in Japan, I have to say, some of the small capacity (1.0L) motors with...
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    Then when you are logged in to gmail, find the...

    Then when you are logged in to gmail, find the offending message(s), hit Report Spam, do this whenever they turn up, and in short order gmail will figure it out after that.
  21. Thread: Bitcoin, or Bitcon

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    Bitcoin has a price, but does it have value? ...

    Bitcoin has a price, but does it have value?

    My preferred theory is that it is manipulators driving the price. It is outside of a lot of regs and can be manipulated by those with the money to do...
  22. Thread: Vinyl LPs

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    Vinyl is definitely having a resurgence. ...

    Vinyl is definitely having a resurgence. Technics is making its latest version of the 1200 and music shops here all have a section for new vinyl. Old vinyl is super easy to get a hold of.
    ...
  23. Thread: Bitcoin, or Bitcon

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    Charts sure can look scary when they don't start...

    Charts sure can look scary when they don't start at zero.
  24. Thread: Capacitor Code

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    K may refer to tolerance of 10%

    K may refer to tolerance of 10%
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    I'm not sure why anyone would think a third party...

    I'm not sure why anyone would think a third party install of a reverse camera would invalidate any warranty. It'd have to be a real hack job...but you are talking about probably the easiest chassis...
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    This isn't the best site, but see if you get any...

    This isn't the best site, but see if you get any hits here: https://auc.aleado.com/bidseng/parts/new

    I can forward something on if you have trouble with getting anyone to post outside of Japan.
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    What I'd like to know is...is it just the...

    What I'd like to know is...is it just the steering column or is there another microcontroller unit? Might need to look on....errr....alternative sites for a workshop manual and see if there are any...
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    Not so far... :(

    Not so far...

    :(
  29. Thread: Covid Vaccines

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    So here's another practical application of...

    So here's another practical application of statistics, and it looks a lot like expected price calculations in Finance.

    So lets pretend we have 2 diseases, A and B, and A has a mortality rate of 1%...
  30. Thread: Ignition systems.

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    Hall effect probably quite OK, but I also like...

    Hall effect probably quite OK, but I also like the idea of using a photo-interupter - basically it has a led on one side and sensor on the other, 4 pins, and a slot for a disc/thingy to move between....
  31. Thread: Drawing Programs

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    I have been using FreeCAD for my 3D modeling...it...

    I have been using FreeCAD for my 3D modeling...it is a bit of a learning curve, but following some tutorials and making use of the forums helps a lot. It has some weirdness, but more of an issue...
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    Now I'm getting OT...but what really interests me...

    Now I'm getting OT...but what really interests me is Atenza wagons, and Premacys for around $2-3k...most under 100,000km, but up to 120. Nice.

    Will make some inquiries re cruise control on that...
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    Looking again more closely, carefully, and...

    Looking again more closely, carefully, and soberly, I may have missed a 0 on the NSX. Still, $50k...if I have it one year and one day...nil import duties I believe...
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    I'm going to have to have another look after the...

    I'm going to have to have another look after the exams...my vision might be blurry from all the, err, screen time...certainly not the post-exam beer.

    s

    and gin


    and whisky...
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    Unrelated and very much going off topic...but...

    Unrelated and very much going off topic...but looking around S2000's here go from around $2500.

    Just spied an early NSX for $5000. My all time dream car and I can actually afford it...I don't know...
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    My friends FIL deals in cars, I'll ask him when I...

    My friends FIL deals in cars, I'll ask him when I get a chance. Cruise control is a pretty useless option here, but I suppose they must have it.
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    Rewiring the whole car? No. That isn't how...

    Rewiring the whole car?

    No. That isn't how they build wiring looms. Almost certainly everything exists except some switch gear and maybe a separate control unit. They were assembled in Japan,...
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    Slightly related...I went with my father years...

    Slightly related...I went with my father years ago to buy a new hilux.

    Deal was basically done, and they tried selling extra warranty or something. My father just said "It's a Toyota, isn't it?"...
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    I've got exams this week - finish Friday, but if...

    I've got exams this week - finish Friday, but if you want to send through a description of what you are needing done I can have a look after that.
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    There's a vid on youtube - How do car dealers get...

    There's a vid on youtube - How do car dealers get away with this in 2021? | Auto Expert John Cadogan - YouTube

    Don't waste yer money.
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    40 is grinding, not sanding. Do not recommend,...

    40 is grinding, not sanding. Do not recommend, way to aggressive..
  42. Thread: New bike - TX650

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    Excellent build so far

    Excellent build so far
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    The way modern browsers are made you don't need...

    The way modern browsers are made you don't need to download anything to get rid of stuff like that. At worst, uninstall and start again.

    Make sure you go to Add/Remove programs and ensure there...
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    ABS isn't there to decrease stopping distances,...

    ABS isn't there to decrease stopping distances, only really to make it so you can keep control. The weirdest experience I had with ABS was driving on an icy road while on a ski trip. Went to...
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    The only way it will "invade" the browser is if...

    The only way it will "invade" the browser is if you let it. Clean install of Firefox, first addon to install is UBlock Origin, and No Script if you are feeling particularly worried. This...
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    Depending on the model and installation location,...

    Depending on the model and installation location, it might be possible to remove the outer cover and then get access to remove the fan motor assembly. They sell "kabi-killa" sprays here - mould...
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    I've stumbled on some very-before-my-time western...

    I've stumbled on some very-before-my-time western series. The Rebel, Tombstone Country, The Restless Gun...hours of viewing...
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    If it only has the internal antenna, then you...

    If it only has the internal antenna, then you will find they can be quite directional, and chances are reorienting it in the room would help. External AM antennas are loops and you can move them...
  49. How are you applying the stain? What is your...

    How are you applying the stain? What is your process?

    It looks like its dripping/running from the end surface. Too wet?

    You could try:

    masking tape around the edge
    put dye mix in a...
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    I have been working in the R&D Tax Incentive...

    I have been working in the R&D Tax Incentive space and submitting grants for Ausindustry/etc. I'd suggest getting in touch with - local council, state government, Ausindustry, and perhaps even a...
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