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by Otto-matic Reiffel
23 May 2018, 14:11
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 8614

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Reseating the RAM and all PCI devices is generally a good idea too. Have to rotate and reseat the RAM in my partner's PC around once every 6 months.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
22 May 2018, 12:04
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Yeah have a bunch of old GW paints sitting in a biscuit tin. I really prefer the dropper bottles and Vallejo had a good range, price and quality when I started buying paints again. Getting harder to get for a reasonable price in Australia though.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
22 May 2018, 00:03
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Made a paint rack for the far too many miniatures paints I have
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Then realised that we've bought more since I designed it :roll: some bigger bottles are hiding in the hollow inside
by Otto-matic Reiffel
11 May 2018, 18:07
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries
Replies: 106
Views: 28340

Re: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries

Also has the potential for some countries to sit on the paperwork for years if they want.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
11 May 2018, 11:45
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 70
Views: 8638

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Watched it last night. Was certainly good, not sure how to feel. A few fun questions raised Of those planets where Thanos had already killed half the population, did they get halved again? Seems a bit unfair. Since Groot vanished, what happens to the handle on Thor's fancy new axe? Does Thanos reall...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
10 May 2018, 19:10
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Old phone cable to our house fell from the street post today. Have NBN so it's not needed, but unsure what to do.

Guess I'll have to contact Telstra or something. Anybody know if they have a contact email address? I don't feel like being on hold for an hour for something that doesn't matter too much.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
02 May 2018, 19:30
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I don't think some dogs would successfully wipe out a wild rabbit warren. I know some rabbits have set up a successful warren in the lion paddock at Monarto zoo...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
30 Apr 2018, 18:59
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

One handy thing is that there's a lot of on-the-fly translator apps that work for phones. Good for a lot of signs as long as the font isn't too weird or busy.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
21 Apr 2018, 12:52
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Deadpool 2??
Replies: 60
Views: 14691

Re: Deadpool 2??

I'm looking forward to this way more than Infinity War
by Otto-matic Reiffel
02 Apr 2018, 12:09
Forum: General Chat
Topic: April Fools around the interwebs...
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: April Fools around the interwebs...

Thingeek's April Fools products are once again better than the stuff they actually make.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
31 Mar 2018, 13:35
Forum: The News
Topic: World of Tanks 1.0 Update looks (and sounds) AMAZING
Replies: 3
Views: 3275

Re: World of Tanks 1.0 Update looks (and sounds) AMAZING

Pity about the power creep of the newer premiums.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
27 Mar 2018, 12:58
Forum: Open World/Sandbox
Topic: Far Cry 5
Replies: 81
Views: 22849

Re: Far Cry 5

Glad to see you all appear to be happy with your pre-purchases. I'm going to wait for a little bit, the pile of shame is too high at the moment.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
22 Mar 2018, 16:55
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

So it's kind of like bumping up your tax-free threshold provided you actually spend it on acceptable purchases. Seems fair enough to me for NPOs.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
22 Mar 2018, 11:42
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

The pressure of being forced to spend someone else's money on nice dinners and drinks is one that I wish I had :D
by Otto-matic Reiffel
18 Mar 2018, 03:12
Forum: Fighting Games
Topic: Soul Calibur
Replies: 5
Views: 3289

Re: Soul Calibur

Fun fact, I've just discovered my PC speakers and TV sound a lot different. Either that or I was drunk :P
by Otto-matic Reiffel
17 Mar 2018, 22:13
Forum: Fighting Games
Topic: Soul Calibur
Replies: 5
Views: 3289

Re: Soul Calibur

Looks pretty good but pity they didn't get the same voice actor.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
09 Mar 2018, 17:33
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Google has failed me. Didn't know next Monday was a public holiday until somebody told me this morning because I normally just look at what Google has auto-inserted :oops:

On the plus side: Woo! Long Weekend!
by Otto-matic Reiffel
24 Feb 2018, 13:21
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I would have thought winter in Canberra would be enough incentive to get out of Canberra :D
by Otto-matic Reiffel
18 Feb 2018, 17:32
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: PC powers-down the powers-up again on startup
Replies: 9
Views: 3262

Re: PC powers-down the powers-up again on startup

Some thought that it may also be the BIOS doing a refresh. Next boot go into the BIOS, change something irrelevant like current time, save and exit.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
18 Feb 2018, 13:12
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Haven't had to replace the line on the one I just bought, but I did note that it looks really hard to replace compared to the old one unless you buy one of their pre-wound heads, with a significant mark up of course.

Also the line size they recommend is a weird in-between one that only Ryobi sell.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
15 Feb 2018, 02:39
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Rampage (yes, as in that game from the 80s)
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Rampage (yes, as in that game from the 80s)

Did they film the first part of that trailer at the same time as Jumanji?
by Otto-matic Reiffel
14 Feb 2018, 12:14
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

LAN cable is handy to avoid WiFi interference making your connection shit, but they should be able to get around that by looking at your line sync speed. Try a different modem is pretty bad though.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
14 Feb 2018, 02:35
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

When I did tech support the 2nd worst people were those who thought they knew what they were doing. Unless you already know they are competent, it's best to go through all the tests anyway. Whoever you call doesn't know you, so just run through their script (and actually do whatever provided it's no...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
09 Feb 2018, 00:20
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9135
Views: 1413842

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I'll point out that there are a lot of people who claim they need a new X, when they don't actually know how to use X in the first place. Unfortunately this generally applies to manager level and up and it often works. Anybody further down the chain gets to wait even if they do need it.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
08 Feb 2018, 16:56
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1213
Views: 241970

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

I like the part where the Dishonored 2 Limited edition at $9 is $10 cheaper than the normal version :D