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In Topic: What Film (Movie) Have You Just Watched?

Today, 03:29

View Postcavanami, on 16 July 2018 - 00:23, said:

The Commodore Story (2018)

The Commodore Story of the PET Vic20 C64 and Amiga from engineers, games developers and how Commodore influenced the first 8-bit generation users.

Interesting doco. I never knew that Commodore sold millions and millions of their products!

If you enjoy the history of computers, you should enjoy this doco,

*** 1/2

Thanks a lot for reviewing this.  I'd probably have never otherwise have known about this.  I spent WAY too much time on my Commodore 64 when I really should have been out chasing skirt....that is probably a contributing factor of why I ended up in Bangkok!  Looking at the list of "stars" in this movie, it really takes me back to the days when we used to hoist the jolly roger!

In Topic: Best Ways To Manage Your Traveling Money.

Yesterday, 20:15

Pay for flights and hotels with credit card from home.  Paying for these with any decent credit card will automatically activate travel insurance.

Take currency from your homeland to Thailand and exchange it at Vasu or Super Rich where the rates are excellent.

Have a credit card or two as a backup.

That's the way I do it and never a problem.

In Topic: New Zealand Thread

09 July 2018 - 02:38

View Postcavanami, on 09 July 2018 - 02:08, said:

So as expected, the NZ-ers have a paradise...you are part of the Crown, with SERCO operating in NZ, part of the 5 EYEs....not quite the paradise you might think it is....

I'm not sure what this is all about and don't really follow many threads closely at all these days.  New Zealand is not perfect, far from it in fact.  But it's home and it has a lot more going for it than going against it.  If you want a quiet, peaceful and largely stress-free existence then New Zealand is a pretty good place.  If you want excitement then it's far from the best place on the planet!  Like I say, it's home.

In Topic: New Zealand Thread

09 July 2018 - 01:24

View PostCoss, on 09 July 2018 - 00:47, said:

And Gangs in NZ are as criminal as anywhere, but they mostly are harmless to the general public, I have no compunction about walking up to a gang member here in NZ and having a chat, not a long one, as they, don't usually have a very good vocabulary, but as long as I don't appear to be from an opposite gang, they are fairly amenable.

Stick? wot yer reckon? fair call?

100% with Coss on this.  Gangs aren't an issue here for most people.  Over in our sister city of Hastings you see plenty of patched gang members around and when you walk past them they will invariably raise their eyebrows at you in a silent greeting.  Unless you're a magnet for trouble, no issue with them for Joe Public.

In Topic: Wifi Iphone Gps?

07 July 2018 - 17:41

Install the Google Maps app if you have not already, and go from there!