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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    When I refer to PCs I'm referring to a traditional desktop or laptop. The foundation of mass market computing. Which 15 ish years ago was quite an industry. High margins, high prices, a significant...

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    Thread: [Potentially old news but still awesome forums] NZ Post Youshop

    The length of the retail box is what killed it

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    Thread: Venezuela revolution

    Saudi's oil is also a lot cheaper to produce.

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    I'm talking about an overall trend. It's patently obvious to anyone that general computing use is migrating towards phones, so sooner or later the question will be answered about why you need some...

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    Thread: Raratonga

    Go to Aitutaki.

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    Thread: Double glazing

    Reporting to OSH for not having outriggers on that scaffold :p

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    SSDs have been largely omitted because of marketing reasons. A 1000GB mechanical drive sounds much better than a 250GB SSD. Not that expensive to slap one in retrospectively.

    I'm not saying...

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    Sure, but outside of the speed you access data (so quicker networks and data storage) the speed gains for stand alone computers have been pretty negligible for office use for quite some time now. If...

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    Yeah the S8 is doing this function now also. Which is a top of the line phone. But obviously not a top of the line desktop, because 99% of desktop users don't need top of the line.

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    Thread: Petrol prices

    I do the $40 and accumulate 10 cents off a litre thing. Get a free tank of gas every couple of months.

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    Historically desktops were expensive to replace. If you're finding people wanting to replace systems every 3 years that may coincide with lease terms, or some sort of taxation angle. Application...

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    Thread: Auckland Property Prices

    If you're thinking of moving to small town NZ, then yeah. White collar jobs are suited to cities, so if you're of that ilk and searching for jobs in a cheaper place to live in NZ, there won't be that...

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    It's been successful for a while now so they're ramping it up. Expats on the ground managing the overall operation, and people work relative hours. But sure, it could suck balls if not done right.

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    Yeah potentially you might find the whole cellphone/keyboard/mouse/monitor setup may not be the end game, just a monitor with rudimentary connection to cloud services. Although a cellphone seems the...

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    Thread: Legality of 24/7 AirBNB in Suburban zone?

    Depending on the council this won't be classed as a business. You're allowed 6 separate self contained dwellings for short term rent where I am before you're classed as a full on commercial...

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    Thread: Legality of 24/7 AirBNB in Suburban zone?

    Sounds legal to me. If they make noise at ungodly hours call noise control.

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    Unless you work in niche applications or have a blinded loyal customerbase you can sell what you want to, this is the only way it'll go. You can see so many vendors moving to direct selling to end...

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    Thats why I'm not sure why you're making the analogy. What will be interesting is the point where the phone replaces the desktop, on the desk. Plug screen into phone, sync phone with keyboard and...

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    Thread: Which businesses will do well/fail in 10years?

    If you're such a person that thinks a $1000 smart phone is a worthwhile buy, sure. The Palm Treo was a loooong time ago.

    Also not sure how many people carry desktops in their pockets.

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    Thread: Auckland Property Prices

    There's work, its just if your only skill is sitting in a cubicle you might struggle - but then again a lot of those jobs are for the firing squad anyway. Where I live, we have to import thousands of...

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    Thread: Being proud of your white heritage is bad, mkay

    AFAIK humans shedding fur is due to the cooling requirements of the human brain. Thats not to say if you have a hairy arse you're a thicko, it'll likely be a vestigial remnant.

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    Thread: So Trump launched cruise missiles at a Syrian air base.. Discuss..

    I think we need to talk more about that awesome cake Trump ate while the strikes were happening.

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    Thread: Suggest an epic adventure for me.

    I recently spent a while on an Island of the south coast of Cambodia called Koh Rong. It's the size of Hong Kong, has no roads, shops or **** all. It'll be rooted in probably 20 years because the...

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    Thread: A thread to discuss MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    You can be a high rolla AND work out there's something wrong with the world today. You're just less likely to give a shit. Because iPhone 8 and Porsche.

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    Thread: A thread to discuss MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    I actually got most of it although she's pretty wordy. There's some severe ramifications for collective psychologies with how things are playing out. Although that's not much new.

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