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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #975 on: September 11, 2021, 10:39:32 AM »
I bought from 2 different US sellers on 23rd august. One posted with FedEx, one with US Post (or similar) and each said should arrive around the 9th September. One arrived Tuesday 7th and the other Wednesday 8th, that made me smile. $40US postage each for small packages took away some of that smile…

Not being political, but I think it was Trump that increased all the postal rates to make the usps profitable
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #976 on: September 11, 2021, 07:39:39 PM »
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« Reply #977 on: September 12, 2021, 03:26:48 PM »
The first guys website charged $40us each for “international shipping costs”, then at checkout another $39 on top for freight when I went to double check, so $119US postage for a box 1/4 the size of a shoe box!! Couple of emails later and all was sorted. Still pricey but that’s the price you pay for living down under. Most likely would have been a similar price buying locally but unavailable here.
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #978 on: September 13, 2021, 04:49:30 AM »
I've had the odd thing send over for the Fleetwood and found the cost pretty good and 7 to 10 days delivery seems about right.
Having said that, its been a few years too.

Covid may have changed costs for the worse.

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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #979 on: September 13, 2021, 01:04:41 PM »
Last night's MotoGP! :D
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #980 on: September 15, 2021, 10:48:13 AM »
The history timeline of Hard Drives lol... some of the sizes and prices lol.. old memories

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hard_disk_drives#1980s,_the_transition_to_the_PC_era

1956 – IBM 350A, shipment of prototype disk drive to Zellerbach, SF CA, USA
1957 – IBM 350, first production disk drive, 5 million characters (6-bit), equivalent to 3.75 megabytes.
1961 – IBM 1301 Disk Storage Unit introduced with one head per surface and aerodynamic flying heads, 28 million characters (6-bit) per module.
1961 – Bryant 4000 (Bryant Computer Products division of Ex-Cell-O) up to 205 MB on up to 26 29-inch diameter platters.[28]
1962 – IBM 1311 introduced removable disk packs containing 6 disks, storing 2 million characters per pack
1964 – IBM 2311 with 7.25 megabytes per disk pack
1964 – IBM 2310 removable cartridge disk drive with 1.02 MB on one disk
1965 – IBM 2314 with 11 disks and 29 MB per disk pack
1968 – Memorex is first to ship an IBM-plug-compatible disk drive
1970 – IBM 3330 Merlin, introduced error correction, 100 MB per disk pack
1973 – IBM 3340 Winchester introduced removable sealed disk packs that included head and arm assembly, 35 or 70 MB per pack
1974 - IBM 62GV Gulliver, introduced the Swinging Arm Actuator, adopted for all HDD in the 1980s.
1973 – CDC SMD announced and shipped, 40 MB disk pack
1976 – 1976 IBM 3350 "Madrid" – 317.5 megabytes, eight 14-inch disks, re-introduction of disk drive with fixed disk media
1979 – IBM 3370 introduced thin film heads, 571 MB, non-removable
1979 – IBM 0680 Piccolo – 64.5 megabytes, six 8-inch disks, first 8-inch HDD
1980 – The IBM 3380 was the world's first gigabyte-capacity disk drive. Two 1.26 GB, head disk assemblies (essentially two HDDs) were packaged in a cabinet the size of a refrigerator,[29] weighed 455 kg (1000 lb), and had a price tag of US$81,000 (Model B4) which is US$254,417 in present-day terms.[30]
1980 – Seagate releases the first 5.25-inch hard drive, the ST-506;[31] it had a 5-megabyte capacity, weighed 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms), and cost US$1,500[32]
1982 – HP 7935 404 megabyte, 7-platter hard drive for minicomputers, HP-IB bus, $27,000
1983 – RO351/RO352 first 31?2 inch drive released with capacity of 10 megabytes[33]
1986 – Standardization of SCSI
1988 – PrairieTek 220 – 20 megabytes, two 2.5-inch disks, first 2.5-inch HDD
1989 – Jimmy Zhu and H. Neal Bertram from UCSD proposed exchange decoupled granular microstructure for thin film disk storage media, still used today.
1990 – IBM 0681 "Redwing" – 857 megabytes, twelve 5.25-inch disks. First HDD with PRML Technology (Digital Read Channel with 'partial-response maximum-likelihood' algorithm).
1991 – IBM 0663 "Corsair" – 1,004 megabytes, eight 3.5-inch disks; first HDD using magnetoresistive heads
1991 – Integral Peripherals 1820 "Mustang" – 21.4 megabytes, one 1.8-inch disk, first 1.8-inch HDD[34]
1992 – HP Kittyhawk – 20 MB, first 1.3-inch hard-disk drive
1992 – Seagate ships the first 7,200-rpm hard drive, the Barracuda[34]
1993 – IBM 3390 model 9, the last Single Large Expensive Disk drive announced by IBM
1994 – IBM introduces Laser Textured Landing Zones (LZT)[35]
1996 – Seagate ships the first 10,000-rpm hard drive, the Cheetah[34]
1997 – IBM Deskstar 16GB "Titan" – 16,800 megabytes, five 3.5-inch disks; first (Giant Magnetoresistance) heads
1997 – Seagate introduces the first hard drive with fluid bearings[36]
1998 – UltraDMA/33 and ATAPI standardized
1999 – IBM releases the Microdrive in 170 MB and 340 MB capacities
2000 – Seagate ships the first 15,000-rpm hard drive, the Cheetah X15[34]
2002 – (Parallel) ATA breaks 137 GB (128 GiB) addressing space barrier
2002 – Seagate ships the first Serial ATA hard drives[37][38][34][39]
2003 – IBM sells disk drive division to Hitachi
2004 – MK2001MTN first 0.85-inch drive released by Toshiba with capacity of 2 gigabytes[34]
2005 – Serial ATA 3 Gbit/s standardized
2005 – Seagate introduces Tunnel MagnetoResistive Read Sensor (TMR) and Thermal Spacing Control
2005 – Introduction of faster SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
2005 – First perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) HDD shipped: Toshiba 1.8-inch 40/80 GB[40]
2006 – First 200 GB 2.5-inch hard drive utilizing perpendicular recording (Toshiba)
2009 – Western Digital ships first HDD with dual stage piezoelectric actuator[41]
2010 – First hard drive manufactured by using the Advanced Format of 4,096?byte sectors instead of 512?byte sectors.[42]:Overview
2012 – TDK demonstrates 2 TB on a single 3.5-inch platter[43]
2012 – WDC acquires HGST operating it as a wholly owned subsidiary. WDC then provides rights to Toshiba,[44] allowing it to re-enter the 3.5-inch desktop hard disk drive market.[45]
2013 – HGST ships first modern[46] helium-filled hard disk drive; He6 with 6 TB on 7 platters[47] (announced in 2012).[48][49]
2013 – Seagate claims first to ship shingled magnetic recording (SMR) HDDs[50]
2021 – 20 TB HAMR drives were released in January 2021.[51]
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #981 on: September 15, 2021, 12:00:43 PM »
I remember buying an 80MB hard drive for my laptop in the early-mid 1990's. Cost well over $1000. On a system running Windows 3.1 from memory.
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #982 on: September 15, 2021, 12:20:32 PM »
I remember buying an 80MB hard drive for my laptop in the early-mid 1990's. Cost well over $1000. On a system running Windows 3.1 from memory.
We have come a long way.

Yep, as of today Apple offer the IPhone 13 with a 1TB storage capacity, over $2k
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #983 on: September 15, 2021, 12:22:58 PM »
I remember buying an 80MB hard drive for my laptop in the early-mid 1990's. Cost well over $1000. On a system running Windows 3.1 from memory.
We have come a long way.

I once stripped down a 10MB HDD that was 80cm X 80cm and about 1M high. It had a cooling fan that ran off 240V and the outlet was a perfect to fit inside some rectangle down pipe for a good outdoor leaf blower... Never did make the leaf blower though..
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #984 on: September 15, 2021, 12:33:26 PM »
My 1st x386 came with 1mb RAM, 20Mb HDD and 5 1/4 & 3 1/2 inch floppy drives. I upgraded the RAM to 4Mb at the cost of $100 per Mb! I don’t remember what ever happened to that device, probably gave it away when I moved to Brisbane to take up a role as an IT professional, which included a x486/75Mhz IBM Thinkpad (laptop) ;D
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #985 on: September 16, 2021, 10:16:04 AM »
My 1st x386 came with 1mb RAM, 20Mb HDD and 5 1/4 & 3 1/2 inch floppy drives. I upgraded the RAM to 4Mb at the cost of $100 per Mb! I don’t remember what ever happened to that device, probably gave it away when I moved to Brisbane to take up a role as an IT professional, which included a x486/75Mhz IBM Thinkpad (laptop) ;D

Maybe a 286, or a 120MB HDD?

I bought an Amiga 500 in 1991, for about $1,200. Then a couple of months later, decided to upgrade with a 110MB SCSI HDD, for around $500.00. This also required a SCRAM500 SCSI interface (about $500), which included a RAM expansion module, unpopulated. The SCRAM500 used Zigzag Inline Pin (ZIP) sockets for the RAM slots. So 4MB of ZIP RAM cost me another $400 odd. I couldn't afford the $600.00 for the 2X (or might have been 4X) CDROM reader (reader only). Modified the mother board a bit too, with a scapel and soldering iron, when it was only a month old..
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #986 on: September 16, 2021, 11:30:17 AM »
Got a grin out of this flick, sent via facebook ;D
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #987 on: September 17, 2021, 09:29:48 AM »
A councillor wrote on Facebook that locals had cornered a man who had reportedly brought a machete to the scene.

He wrote: “Yeah...you don’t mess with the people of Tower Hamlets.

“On a more serious note: Armed with machetes, this group has allegedly targeted innocent people in that area a few times. Locals decided to take matters into their own hands.

A man had his hand cut off after being attacked with his own machete by angry vigilantes, according to locals. :D :D :D
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« Reply #988 on: September 17, 2021, 09:55:41 AM »
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #989 on: September 17, 2021, 03:12:29 PM »
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« Reply #990 on: September 17, 2021, 04:02:40 PM »
Only racist if a whitey was specified  :P
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« Reply #991 on: September 17, 2021, 05:01:37 PM »
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Its been a topic on 3AW today LMAO
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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #992 on: September 17, 2021, 08:29:37 PM »
The thing that has made me smile..............

The forum getting along without all the bickering and belittling of people.
Im finding im reading more now than i was a short time ago.

The forum the way it should be.

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Re: What made you smile - 2021
« Reply #993 on: September 18, 2021, 11:07:31 AM »
The thing that has made me smile..............

The forum getting along without all the bickering and belittling of people.
Im finding im reading more now than i was a short time ago.

The forum the way it should be.

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Haven't noticed any difference
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« Reply #994 on: September 20, 2021, 12:53:12 PM »
I went for the ultra sound on my liver this morning.

Now, to be fair, i didn't really know where my liver was.... or is.

I thought it was down pretty low.
I asked the male ultrasound guy, should i drop my drawers?
He asked why, then proceeded to show me where my liver is.  ;D

I stood there and said.... be buggered huh, then i winked and said, want me to drop 'em anyway. LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Once we had the formalities out of the road, we hooked into it.

We were almost done, and dead set, I've got a need to fart.  :-[ BADLY.
Been farting heaps again lately..... real stinkers too.

I dead set near turned myself cross eyed holding it in.

When i left, the young girl just said..... you're right to go.....  ;D
Would've been only a metre out the door and let rip.
Don't know if they heard it, i just head down, bum up (so to speak) got the hell outta there.

Just have to wait now on my liver checks.....  :cup:
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« Reply #995 on: September 20, 2021, 07:31:05 PM »
I went for the ultra sound on my liver this morning.

Now, to be fair, i didn't really know where my liver was.... or is.

I thought it was down pretty low.
I asked the male ultrasound guy, should i drop my drawers?
He asked why, then proceeded to show me where my liver is.  ;D

I stood there and said.... be buggered huh, then i winked and said, want me to drop 'em anyway. LOL  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Once we had the formalities out of the road, we hooked into it.

We were almost done, and dead set, I've got a need to fart.  :-[ BADLY.
Been farting heaps again lately..... real stinkers too.

I dead set near turned myself cross eyed holding it in.

When i left, the young girl just said..... you're right to go.....  ;D
Would've been only a metre out the door and let rip.
Don't know if they heard it, i just head down, bum up (so to speak) got the hell outta there.

Just have to wait now on my liver checks.....  :cup:

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« Reply #996 on: September 20, 2021, 07:43:07 PM »
You don’t want bad breath now do you.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/holding-in-a-fart-means-you-might-breathe-it-out-your-mouth/news-story/f6c1a735233946a1303e59724711f9a0
Sounds like Shit to me .... :D
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« Reply #997 on: September 20, 2021, 09:43:37 PM »
Sounds like Shit to me .... :D
Well we all know he's full of it  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #998 on: September 20, 2021, 09:51:37 PM »
While I don't condone violent demonstrations I'll bet Setka was Shitting himself this afternoon when he was on the end of the sort of thuggery he's dished out over the last 30 years.

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/victorian-government-to-announce-twoweek-lockdown-of-construction-industry-after-protests/news-story/8394dbf36642008c2836e33ba16c4711
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« Reply #999 on: Yesterday at 09:42:19 AM »
While I don't condone violent demonstrations I'll bet Setka was Shitting himself this afternoon when he was on the end of the sort of thuggery he's dished out over the last 30 years.

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/victorian-government-to-announce-twoweek-lockdown-of-construction-industry-after-protests/news-story/8394dbf36642008c2836e33ba16c4711

What made me smile was the number of hooded people of younger generation in the crowd... I bet they didn't have a union card...
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