Simon Wright » user profile

Member Since 24/03/2019
Last Seen 01/06/2020
Location Sydney

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lOL yOu'Re So *PaRaNoiD*! **pEtEr DuTtOn** Is CoMiNg tO *gEt* **YoU!**
08/05/2020 - 10:55
> WhEn Is ThE MoViE cOmInG oUt? The **movie** came out many years ago, along with thousands of sequels. None featured Tom Cruise. >...
08/05/2020 - 10:52
If that were the extent of it, your sarcasm would be justified. A smart device that contained a malicious exploit could be used as a proxy...
08/05/2020 - 10:42
Nice. Once you've stopped pretending to be a first-year philosophy student, you could start engaging with the conversation. As soon as you...
07/05/2020 - 14:19
> When was the last time NK fired missles over Japan? I'll entertain your naive one-dimensional understanding of North Korean political...
06/05/2020 - 21:14
> Obama called North Korea the biggest threat to US security and Trump dealt with that immediately. He *tried* dealing with it, and I give...
06/05/2020 - 14:03
> keep the country secure Aside from a small number of mostly symbolic gestures and "emotional fluff" to make some individuals in the...
06/05/2020 - 01:05
> It's a form of Cognitive Dissonance Is it though? Are you sure it's not just a tired meme? Its persistence as a meme serves as conclusive...
05/05/2020 - 15:16
You transcode because you have to, not because you want to. And you only have to if your NAS is somehow more powerful than your client...
04/05/2020 - 10:29
I wouldn't use any of these devices with commercial firmware, no matter the brand. Buy them, flash them with something like ESPHome or...
03/05/2020 - 11:25
The value of energy monitoring is that you can remotely detect when (and sometimes how) a device is running. I could detect whether the...
03/05/2020 - 11:14
If your device manufacturer includes a good quality AC adapter (e.g. Apple) then nearly all of the risk will be borne by the adapter and...
13/04/2020 - 10:22
IMHO the design of the ALDI unit is greatly superior because it includes a metre of extension. Hotel rooms are a total crapshoot when it...
13/04/2020 - 10:07
Yikes. "48% off" means the RRP was just over $100 AUD. That's more expensive than genuine Philips Hue with a real local warranty and...
26/03/2020 - 19:26
Yes. You'll earn double the zero status credits.
20/02/2020 - 19:07
If you just need to connect some speakers and you don't need any particular features, it's fine. I wouldn't call it decent, but it's...
11/02/2020 - 21:13
So few! Get in quick before the OzBargainers reserve all the good SKUs!
13/11/2019 - 18:46
I feed my whippet on a (frozen commercial) BARF diet and his teeth are still pearly white after 3 years. Never had to clean them or given...
13/11/2019 - 13:24
Whippets and greyhounds are best for people who work from home, retired etc. They're highly social creatures and care deeply about where...
13/11/2019 - 13:13
It sounds to me like you're just guessing about how it all works. My favourite part is how you think that if there were no greyhound...
13/11/2019 - 13:08
Not according to coxymla — according to him it just encourages people to have more babies.
13/11/2019 - 13:04
The most optimistic picture quality differences won't justify the $1000+ premium over a more rationally priced unit. You'd be far better...
05/11/2019 - 17:57
The actual disc mechanism (the stuff that actually handles the disc after it has been ingested into the unit) will be identical across all...
05/11/2019 - 17:45
If by "high quality" you mean luxury appearance, I'd agree. If by "high quality" you mean superior audio performance out of the HDMI socket...
04/11/2019 - 20:38
If you already have separate quality speakers then you already have an HDMI-connected AVR or pre-processor. In which case the analog...
04/11/2019 - 14:34
Pro tip: if you have an AVR or any other existing surround sound speaker system that connects over HDMI, all "analog stuff" in the...
04/11/2019 - 14:23
So it's a player and bunch of useless circuits in one.
04/11/2019 - 14:14
Unless your favourite movie is test patterns encoded with settings rarely (if ever) found in commercial titles, not much. The only missing...
04/11/2019 - 14:11