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  • Nechtan

    Today in Rock History:
    Born today in 1925 Jimmy Reed (Mathis James Reed) singer, songwriter and guitarist. A major act in the field of electric blues and an influence on many later rock groups/acts and guitarists.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO8blq8i3L4

    Born today in 1944 George Roger Waters singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer with Pink Floyd.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FrOQC-zEog

    Today in 1968 Eric Clapton recorded the guitar solo for The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

    Died today in 1990 Tom Fogerty rhythm guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival of an AIDS related infection contracted from a blood transfusion at age 48.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu2pVPWGYMQ

    Died today in 1994 pianist Nicky Hopkins at the age of 50. He had worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces and many others. Two tracks with Nicky on piano.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5_EBAzIPJM

    Today in 1997 while an estimated 2.5 billion people watched on television, Elton John sang a re-worked version of “Candle In The Wind” at the funeral of Lady Diana Spencer, The Princess of Wales. The song was re-recorded and released as a single, and it would become the largest selling single in history with sales of over 33 million.

    • Isherman

      As an aside to last nights entries, I see an asteroid, first discovered in 1991 in Jupiter’s orbit has been named in honour of Freddie – Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

      • Carl

        Lets hope it doesn’t bite the dust.

        • Spiker

          Who wants to live forever?

          • hookerphil

            If I had that choice, I would.

          • Nige.

            You don’t want to break free?

        • Davo42

          Another one?

  • Carl

    ….

  • Nige.

    Eisleman answered last nights question with:

    “there’s a lot of empty space”

    Who’s really out of their depth the most?

    • Nige.

      Ok I’ll start…Jack Tame was fine doing his correspondence…but now that he’s trying to play with the big kids it’s just cringeworthy

      • dumbshit

        When the dream pair start bouncing off one another, wow, Little will be a distant second in the “foot in mouth” stakes.

      • johnandali

        Interesting that you should mention Jack Tame. Out of sheer boredom I listened to some of his Saturday morning session the other day, and he says that he’s packing up and coming back – to Auckland – where he’s been offered a job. I presume it’s with ZB. But if it is ZB, what job could it be? Surely they won’t be saying goodbye to Leighton – or will they. If you listen to Leighton, he doesn’t say much about the NZ political situation, but he does talk about the US presidential election. He mainly talks about NZ social issues. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s been given a short-term contract that says he isn’t allowed to criticise the Greens or Labour. And next year is an election year, and ZB will be promoting Labour, Labour and Labour. And who would be best to do that? Jack Tame. I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

    • Nige.

      Merkle was clearly out of her depth. She’s had her trousers handed back to her. (I don’t even know if that means anything)

      • Isherman

        It’s too good not to. If need be, we will assign it a meaning :)

    • Nige.

      Donald Trump may be what the USA needs. Or maybe not. I’ll bet he doesn’t have a clue how deep and wide the USA’s problems are and how much the rot of the beurocracy has set in.

      • dumbshit

        He will have a multitude of advisors, that do. I have no doubts, about his ability to handle the job.

        • MarcWills

          I agree about the number and quality of advisors he will have access to – the trouble I have is believing he will listen to them and act on their good advice. So far, his impetuous actions would seem to rule out a sensible path. Remember they all said Reagan would be hopeless as President, but he surrounded himself with great advisors, listened to them, and ended up being a POTUS that most remember with respect.

          • dumbshit

            Would imagine that his ability to “join the dots” is the recipe for his business success.

    • Nige.

      From all accounts Colin Craig has bitten off more than he can chew. Surely he will run out of a) credibility b) money c) friends d) female interest’s and e) ………..(insert here (no. That’s not in one of his poem’s)) before the end of the year.

    • Nige.

      I think Samantha Hayes was slotted into a role that she wasn’t ready for. Did she not realise what she was getting in for when she took the lead anchor at 3- news-hub-shower-rose-toilet-brush?

      Quote regarding her recent intsatumbler-book-twit-blog. Hayes wrote that “the virtual violation felt very real” and that she “panicked”

    • Nige.

      Geez. How am I doing for inspiration tonight?

      • Isherman

        Fine – if you were looking for that Colin Craig – Mr X type keyboard interview.

        • Lux

          That would be a classic !!

      • Sally

        Talking to yourself is the first sign of madness.

        • Nige.

          Thank you. That’s all I need. I don’t care if anyone else contributes.

          Sally answered last nights question with:

          “Sign of sadness”

        • WeaselKiss

          Rubbish, I talk to myself all the time and I don’t think I’m mad.

          • Dave

            As long as you get an intelligent response!

        • Lux

          The second is answering yourself back ..

    • sandalwood789

      Lefties – out of their depth on pretty much everything – especially the economy, education and welfare. Oh, and Islam – they haven’t got a *clue* about Islam.

    • Lux

      The MSM these days.. no-one in their right minds, listens or believes the rubbish they spew out these days, they have dug their own graves…

  • cows4me

    I’ve never seen Paddy Pants Wetter so happy, Auckland house prices have hit the million dollar average and it’s all National’s fault. National should hope they hit 1.5 million that will do Paddy in, he’ll have a coronary. I bet the ACC is also getting wet with anticipation, all those lovely rates. But seriously it’s reaching a point that any price falls would be almost as bad as fast increasing prices. All good if prices keep going up but what happens when the pop hits the fan and you are left paying a mortgage on something that has dropped 25%. It’s all going to end in tears.

    • Greg M

      It’s actually setting up a whole generation for failure. All these fools that have signed up for a million dollar mortgage with 30 years to pay it off are going to get bitten on the harris real hard when the bubble pops.
      Tempted to sell my Auckland renter now and buy it back in a few years for less.

      • cows4me

        Sell up Greg, cash will be king and I’m betting you’ll be able to buy more than your Auckland renter when it bottoms out. Of course the $64,000 question, when.

      • STAG

        I refused a fabulous job in AKL out of bubble popping fear, right or wrong I’ll never know, still it was a tough decision and one I try not to think about too much.

      • Gourmet

        we just sold ours, sitting pretty with cash in the bank, and waiting. Then it could of been a bad decision.

      • bilgewater

        With building costs upward of $2200/Sq m and tiny sections more than 300k, you’re looking at well over 700k for a house in nappy valley in the boonies.
        Only way to peg it back is to wipe bureaucratic extortion taxes.

    • Cadwallader

      AKL prices don’t need to crash. All they need to do is stabilise then hover for a few years around that level. This is what happened in Perth where prices were predicted to fall as the heat disappeared from the mining industry. There were some falls but essentially the climb in prices slowed down to barely a rise and has hovered there for about 4 years. During the mining industry’s heyday the Perth price rises were akin to Sydney’s but as always happens the market steadies itself. After a few years buyers forget what has gone before and a new normality accrues. It is the new normal which ultimately sets the prices.

      • Houses in the bottom third of the market won’t drop much if any. It will be the ones at the top third that will take a beating.

        • Cadwallader

          Not necessarily. It is the re-sale value of Porsches and BMWs which drops through the floor first, the house is the last thing to go depending on the gearing to the bank and very often it is the banks who decide!

          • Wheninrome

            The bach waterfront, forget the oft quoted fact that there is no more coastline, the bach goes first. European cars have been relatively cheap compared to times past. The old story if you are over committed you will have a problem. Farmers have tightened their belts some won’t survive, need big upswing in dairy for those over committed. Interesting and unsure times, in 1987 we drank champagne like no tomorrows till mid October 87. Interest rates in the 20% plus. Interest rates are so cheap it is like free money, it isn’t and it could get more expensive, just takes some unexpected thing to happen offshore, something beyond our control. The over exposed will have the problem, still perhaps they have enjoyed their moment in the sun, I hope so, otherwise it would have all been rather pointless for them.

        • jonno1

          That’s dead right. After the Asian FC in ’97 we traded up when the ‘correction’ hit and saved a truckload of cash. The interest rate was a killer though for a year or two. Doesn’t work as well in reverse of course.

      • cows4me

        We don’t have mining but we do have immigration and I’m sure if your mining recovers Auckland house prices would hold or drop.

        • Cadwallader

          I live in provincial NZ and have done so for 30 years (my wife lives in our home in Perth so I visit there regularly) and while prices have stagnated from time to time in both of the respective house markets, there has never been anything that could be described as a “crisis” or a “crash” (unless you are in Labour.) When the market cools-off the first symptom usually is that houses take longer to sell. Once this happens vendors become impatient and allow real estate agents to bully them in to accepting a lower price. This to me is a stabilisation rather than a crash. The estate agents don’t care as 4% on $800,000 isn’t a lot less than 4% on $825,000, they just hunger for the sale in a devil-may-care manner.

      • XCIA

        In 1987 when the share market crashed around us and many lost their homes due to negative gearing, I thought we would also see a crash in house prices. I recall that there were some bargains around, but not the price crash that was expected.

        • Wheninrome

          If you didn’t have to sell you stayed put, those who had to sell certainly took a hit I recall one Remuera house with a value of $1.4 million sold for $ 750,000.odd they had to sell, imagine what that house would be worth in todays numbers, tennis court, swimming pool and land and huge house modernised, so heavily geared and their business just couldnt handle the debt at the time. They were not alone.

    • Korau

      I bring your attention to this quote:

      “The stock market had reached a permanently high plateau”.

      Irving Fisher, Economist, just prior to the 1929 Wall Street Crash. It didn’t help his reputation. Don’t bank on Auckland prices staying where they are now.

  • [MOD] NOTICE: Obviously the Colin Craig story has gone large today. You can talk about what is in public. Please prefix anything that could be construed as an allegation with ‘allegedly’ and if you must speculate, clearly indicate these are your own privately held beliefs.

    Caution: Mr Craig is a fairly litigious person, so I would advise you stick to things that are already in public and you are not the first to say so or reveal something new. (or make stuff up!)

  • metalnwood

    Two things, the hardcore green mp’s would be happy to have less air travel and could see it as a win to the planet if services are gone.

    Kevin Hague attributes some of why he is leaving parliament because of air NZ cutting some domestic flights. It’s too hard for him to travel. heh.

    Second, the kids saw a sign for Phill Goff and started to say his name over and over. We all know what ‘whaleoil beef hooked’ actually is when said and imagining it is in an irish accent.

    Funny what Phill Goff sounds like too.. a bit like ‘full cough’. Thats settled then Phil.

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    • Duchess of Pork

      baaaaarrrff

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    • Nige.

      Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ha ha ha!!!!!

  • ;;

  • Sally

    Day of reveals
    First Little, then Craig.
    One funny, one …………………………………….

  • Digger

    Just saw TV1 news and Ingrid Visser getting upset about a kayaker getting in the water with an Orca, insisting that DOC prosecute him.
    Fair enough if he was harrassing it, but the drone video clearly shows the Orca approached and engaged with him. I reckon the short clip did more good for a ‘save the whale’ approach as it showed a peaceful interaction between two intelligent, sentient beings. Went some way to disproving the ‘killer whale’ tag used in the article.

    • sarahmw

      It was amazing, the Orca was having fun and if mummy orca was upset about a human around her calf she would have tossed the kayaker. The offended, disgusted and horrified lot can’t help themselves.

      • Dan

        They are probably more outraged that for all their, “save the whale” stuff, no orca has ever popped by to play with them.

  • Nige.

    Dilemma/emotional conflict of the day:

    Yesterday I was asked to pick something up for someone and deliver it to their house. The lady said it was going to cost $75 for them to have the store deliver it. I offered to do it for nothing. She said “oh no. Out of the question” so I said “ok. 20 bucks”. So I did the delivery today, that I offered to do for free. And then after all was done….no offer of the $20.

    Why do I feel ripped off when I offered to do it for nothing?

    Is this a human instinct thing?

    • Isherman

      Send the invoice.

    • Nige, things you do for free are valued at the price that is paid. (I am the exception ;).

      Professionally, never give your time away.

      • Dave

        Agree 100% Pete, never ever give your time away, especially in business, even if it’s a $10 job, charge $10. My one exception is free quotes. I made he mistake of giving away too much time and advise o non clients, could have been enough for a new car now.

    • XCIA

      Its all about keeping your word, that’s why you feel disappointed……

      • Nige.

        You should be a psychologist

    • Martin

      I find if I never expect anything from a woman not related or married to me I’m disappointed a lot less. It’s that “because you’re worth” it snowflake princess syndrome. It’s common and getting more common.

    • hookerphil

      No value what so ever in “free” but no you have not been ripped off as you did it at the the price of your original offer.

    • Lux

      You feel ripped off because you have a lovely nature, and she offered you money and did not follow through with her offer, even a gesture ..

      Some people are rude and do not deserve any help for free.

      When I was about 10 or so, I found a wallet with a lots of money in it.. I do not remember how much, but my father was very impressed, so we took it to the police station. After a couple of weeks the police said they had found out who had lost it, and we were told the people would give me a reward when I dropped it at their house..
      So dad took me over there and they took the wallet and barely said thank you before shutting the door in my face, they gave me nothing and were rude with it..

      Not everyone has a good heart like you, remember that.. it’s worth taking note of. ..

      • Lux

        After that fiasco, dad took me to Mission Bay and we had an icecream at the beach and dad told me not trust people, and why.. some of it sunk in..
        It’s his birthday today, it’s a damn shame he is dead, he was a wonderful man.

    • oldmanNZ

      You offered for nothing, yes, but deep down you wanted something, so $20 was the expectations, and all that time while you delivered, you can only think of what $20 can buy, petrol, a big mac double combo. A dvd.

      Then at the end, you got nothing, but expected something, hence… Rip off.

      If you expected nothing, then I ou wpuld have been ok.

      • Nige.

        I do free stuff for people all the time. I get satisfaction out of it. This would’ve been no different.

        • Dan

          So you were not ripped off financially, but ripped off ethically? That i believe solves the dilemma.

    • Brent

      Make a flyer up on your computer thingy with your company logo that says I do $75 delivers for $20 one day only and put it in her letterbox

    • Lux

      My whole family do things for free all the time, they do them because they want to, and when I hear about stuff they have done, it makes me feel so proud, but they do it because they can and they want to.

      It’s inside you, or it’s not, I reckon ..
      Sometime maybe someone will help you out in a bad situation and you will pass it on …

      A couple of weeks ago one of my sisters was outside a supermarket, when she noticed an old lady dazed and confused with a trolley, and not knowing how to get home..

      She talked to her and took her home, and is now visiting her, and trying to get her more help.

      It’s Free to be Kind..

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      If she had just accepted my free offer all would be well but having made a fuss about paying and we agreed on a price I would feel ripped off when the $’s were not forthcoming.

  • Nige.

    My mate and I were actually saying “NOOOOOO!!!! WE WANT DANNY BACK!!!!!”

    • That’s a big call.

      • Nige.

        I know. I think you made the same call a couple of weeks ago.

        • Not guilty your honour.

          I might have tuned to music, but I never wanted Danny back

  • Curly1952

    Special Housing Areas will become legal after today.
    Why do I get the very strong feeling that due to the demands of the left that more social and low cost housing be provided that we will be building the slums of the future today?
    You can almost put a ring around it that a a large number of the houses will require serious maintenance in a short period of time

  • “Flights disrupted at London City Airport after protesters got on to runway – ‘Black Lives Matter’ claiming responsibility for incident”

    • Nige.

      So they’re a terrorist organization now.

      • Nechtan

        Now? I would suggest that boat has sailed.

        • Nige.

          Well this proves it

    • Dave

      Duh, if they matter, they should get off the runway !!!

    • Eiselmann

      It gets worse they are claiming the climate crisis is infact a racist crisis

      The world has gone mad

      No wonder more and more people are taking drugs to escape reality

      http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-37283869

  • Dave

    For Jude and bird lovers. Wife has an office outside as she works from home. We feed the birds daily, and she put some extra seeds on the table for this cheeky chap. But then he decided he wants more, so wandered over for a closer examination.

    • JEL51

      That’s my Skipper. He flew away, last seen heading for the Tangihua Range 4 years ago.

      • Dave

        He has flown a long way then, probably around 4000 km!

        • JEL51

          He did have a tail wind :) (We traveled the neighborhood for weeks looking out for him but heard a breeder caught him then on-sold him).

          • Dave

            They are plentiful over here, it’s not uncommon to have 10 to 15 in the yard, but at the river we have come across hundreds feeding.

      • Jude

        That would be heartbreaking . You mentioned he was on sold. Were you able to trace him?

        • JEL51

          It was some time later when I was told that. I had to believe he had found a mate. I had paid big $s for him and he was flightless when I took him on. By the time he ‘migrated’ he would fly down to the neighbors, perch up the the Wood Pigeons & eat Puriri berries then fly back just before dusk.

          • Jude

            The time you spent with him gave him the skills to survive. I hope he is breeding and happy with his mate .!

    • Wheninrome

      The sparrows at the local cafe are very funny to watch, they steal the little brown packets of sugar (watch for an obese sparrow near you soon) they peck open one end, shake to get the sugar out to eat. Another one will attack and yet another will grab the sugar packet and fly off, local entertainment. The cafe owner has to remove his containers of sugar to the inside of the cafe.

    • Jude

      Good lord, I think my daughter is tempted to leave our shores with the native bird life you enjoy over there:)

      • Dave

        About to leave there Jude, heading south, but only 2000 km south.

        • Jude

          Ok so without googling those distances are Huge! Where are you heading exactly?

          • Lux

            South Baby !!!!!!!!!

            :-)

          • Dave

            Sydney area, we will try and live out of the high density areas, and should still have plenty of bird life around us. It has been great though :). The drive down will be over three days, 700 km a day, over the inland route, last time I managed 40 minutes driving without coming across any other vehicles, it’s a great drive.

  • Wasapilot

    For all those playing in the WO footy picking competition, get your picks in, first game kicks off tomorrow night at 7.35pm

    • Jude

      After my appalling round last week I can only hope to improve. !

      • hookerphil

        Take Canterbury – There’s a tip

        • Jude

          I did pick them woo hoo😉!

    • Curly1952

      On to it! Another great weekend of rugby this week.
      Mrs C is heading over to Hamilton to our Daughters for the weekend so it will be rugby Friday night, golf Saturday morning, a couple of drinks and a couple of racing bets, then wall to wall rugby on Saturday night – Oh what bliss!!

  • Lux

    Sometimes things are just meant to happen to some people..

    • STAG

      So disgusting.

    • Dave

      And if caught, I suggest the sentence is his identity and photo is published so everyone in his community knows he was stupid enough to to try and steal sewage from the black water tank. And some people wonder why some people can’t find work, too stupid.

  • D.Dave

    I had a few minutes to wait in the Doc’s waiting room today, so I picked up The Press, which I unsubscribed from a couple of years ago. Then I saw why I had ceased to be a customer. There was an article about a legal stoush over some inner city property. In a description (below) they seemed to think it was necessary to say one of the involved parties was a “member of the National Party board”. God knows why this is even relevant, they didn’t say Mr X was a member of his local school BOT, or Mr Z was a practising catholic. What sleazy, juvenile reporting. Shame on the reporter, and more shame on the person drawing the salary of editor. You shouldn’t even be editing the local Scout newsletter.

    • MarcWills

      They missed their usual taunt – “Rich lister” Philip Burdon (never, ‘successful businessman and local employer’ of course). They really are sour losers at the Press these days.

  • XCIA

    Want to keep your best friend safe? This is the Zugo pet rockateer car seat. Apparently this new product is the only car seat front pack in the world, that has been crash tested and approved, by two world recognised, car crash simulator facilities and is getting rave reviews.

    • MaryLou

      At the risk of sounding blonde yet again – is that for real?? Can’t be, surely.

      • XCIA

        The crash test results for the non-believers ;-)

        • MaryLou

          That’s not a lovely video. I was feeling sorry for the poor buggers suspended in mid air and unable to get a head out the window! But that carrier case bit in particular was horrible!

          • XCIA

            They used stuffed toys ;-)

          • MaryLou

            I know, but imagination went into overdrive :) I’m going harness shopping tomorrow..

          • XCIA

            Good idea. In Aus, I think you can be fined up to about $450 for having an unrestrained animal in your car. I guess it won’t be long before they start on it here.

          • Spiker

            My mate won’t be pleased about that.

          • Dan

            In Aus, if a red kangaroo in mid bounce, smashes through a windscreen, that too creates an unrestrained animal in your car. The fine is the least worry.

  • Gazza

    I am amazed how excited about pant down Andy’s rug , they seem to think it makes him look strong or something , LOL , I just wonder of Little thought it may lift his profile HAHAHA

    • Lux

      Which Rug?

      • Nige.

        Oh no. Don’t ask. DONT SHOW HER!!!

        • Lux

          EEEEKKkkk ..TOoooooooooooooooooo Late ………

    • Nige.

      I have just been looking to see if he’s been foolish enough to go near it…..

    • XCIA

      He should do a limited print run of say 500 A1 posters @ $50.00 each for the Party funds. He would make more money than what he’s trying to sell at the moment.

      • Mick Ie

        They could do a version of ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’ and charge a little amount per pin prick.

    • Sally

      I think he is quite happy to be in the spotlight. Not concerned it makes him a “like his lower body part.”

      • Lux

        And a Bigger One !!!

      • Nige.

        Now if I was a feminazi and this were John Key I would say: “The “artist” is contributing to “rape culture” and is suppressing the rights of women across the country.”

  • Nige.

    Lo and behold. Hilary has been talking to the press. First time in 275 days she’s taken questions. And it’s on her plane.

    She’s referring to Trump as “my opponent”.

    Can’t say his name. Is that out of the Marxist manifesto?

    • nellie

      Sounds like it’s out of the Michael Chekia play book to me. Another stellar record…

    • sandalwood789

      I’ll bet the questions were real “patsies”. Things like “Is Chelsea well?”.

      • Nige.

        I perked up when I heard the word “email”. But she answered with “I don’t know”.

      • Superman

        The questions must be pre-approved.

  • Disinfectant

    I lived through it as well.

    And you are right, house prices do collapse from time to time.

    New Zealand seems to be an exception up until now anyway.

    But one day they will.

  • Richard

    Does anyone have a view on this make of laptop?
    I’m not a gamer, but require these specs for design & rendering software.
    My old laptop has come to the end of its life and I need to replace it.

    http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/laptops/msi-ge72-apache-pro-gaming-laptop-16gb.html

    • XCIA

      I think you may have some wiggle room on the price – It shows on Price Me as being available from Harvey Norman for $2858…………

      • Richard

        I think that is for the 15″ ?

        • XCIA

          Doesn’t say, but its the same model number. If you are buying from HN, you could always print the page and wave it in front of them;-)

    • Moonroof

      MSI made some very good mainboards back when I was building pcs, don’t know about their laptops, for a laptop I’d look at Lenovo, my T series is a battleship with a decent kb and display, these might be worth a look http://www3.lenovo.com/nz/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p-series/c/thinkpadp
      Not affiliated with them in any way btw.

      • Isherman

        Good solid gear.

      • Nige.

        I bought a Lenovo. I really like it. It’s solid too. It ran like a dream until the windows 10 compulsorily update.

    • Lux

      I bought my first computer from them, they were so unhelpful even when a few months later it went like out of control, and I had a two year warranty on it.

      I gave it away in the end and bought a new computer of a guy who builds his own computers, and fixes them if anything goes wrong.
      I would never buy anything from that franchise again.

    • Wasapilot

      If you don’t need a laptop for portability, maybe think about a desktop, you will get more bang for the buck.

    • Rosco

      Certainly good specs for a laptop, however quite pricey. My issue with it would be heat. Design and rendering really stresses the processor and graphics of a unit – heat build up in a laptop can be significant and airflow diminishes over time. If possible I would recommend building a desktop system. You could build a “beast” of a system for this money and slap on a 4K monitor (they can be had for as little as $600.00 today) with water cooling. Desktop systems are much more powerful, upgrade able and have very good heat dissipation.

      • Richard

        Has to be a laptop for site meetings and client meetings.

        • Greg M

          Have a look at this one, same specs but better graphics card. The GeForce GTX 965M in the MSI one has been around since 2012. This has the later, faster card:
          https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKASU752086/ASUS-ROG-G752VS-GC086T-Latest-Gaming-Notebook-17.3

          • Richard

            This is the exact other one I’m considering, I just have’nt heard much at all about the MSi

          • Greg M

            MSI stuff is very well built, good components etc, but very surprised they are offering a new high end laptop with such an old graphics card in it. The other one would be my pick.

          • Greg M

            Just to add, whatever one you get, definitely buy a cooling stand to sit it on when gaming. It will seriously improve the life of the computer. )

          • Richard

            That’s what happened to my big Acer, ended up in a full melt down, cooked the heat sink and wiped the hard drive out, got nearly seven years out of it though.

  • Mark

    As I mentioned some time back,Parking for Seniors, Albany Westfield.

    • XCIA

      Does this include the LGBTIQ seniors too?

      • Mark

        If I had a Vivid & few minutes spare,it might have…

  • Isherman

    Thinking about it, Andrew Little has come dangerously close to having a good day.
    Today has basically been about two things, a highly fanciful but flattering rendition of Andrew Little on a rug, and Colin’s(allegedly) umm….issues, and I’d have to argue that despite the visual torment induced by the image, Andrew Little still emerges looking the better of the two today. Couple that with the possibility of setting a new record for days without a balls-up, and he’s the clear winner. Amazing.

    • Lux

      I have to say, hearing what has been said in court, it has made my sisters and I feel sick, how dare someone, put another person in that position, and then try and frame them, while trying to play sick games.

      And then Try and frame all and sundry in the media??

      Serious mental problems, come to mind.

      • Isherman

        And rounds it all out by not paying her. Allegedly.

  • johcar

    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
    When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt. -Robert M. Pirsig, author and philosopher (b. 6 Sep 1928)

  • Richard

    Yep. I actively use the software in meetings, changing and manipulating the design with the clients in real time, mostly in open GL.

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