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  1. I don't think that's correct. The TV broadcast was 2 songs short apparently (Something in the way & Oh me), but all CD, DVD, Vinyl releases to date had the full concert I believe They would have just split over 3 sides to improve the sound quality. Album is 54min long so ~25min+ a side isn't ideal for LP's
  2. Weird that they split the original album over 3 sides. I expected 1 disc for the album and another for the 'bonus' material. I need a copy of unplugged to complete my nirvana collection, but don't think I'll be paying double for this version.
  3. Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for someone to service my machine. Just a lowly Gaggia Classic which hasn't been serviced in the 5yrs I've had it, and also needs a new portafilter handle....one too many knocks and it exploded this morning!. NE melbourne preferably...ringwood-ish area.
  4. Definitely on the high side but not enough to put me off going I just noticed there's cheaper tickets in reserved seating (Rod Laver prices below). I've had nosebleed tickets for a few gigs there and it's not too bad. Ticket type Price VIP Package $700.00 General Admission — Floor $178.50 Gold — Reserved Seating $178.50 Silver — Reserved Seating $143.50 Bronze — Reserved Seating $105.00
  5. I actually had a very positive experience when a dealer bypassed the "i" dotting and "t" crossing on an issue they knew would be a warranty fix. The turbo failed on my Isuzu MU-X, 3 days before I was due to start a road trip with the family. They first said it'd take 2 weeks to get approved, parts ordered and installed, but when I politely and firmly let them know it wasn't acceptable they pulled out all the stops to get me back on the road. The outcome often depends a lot on who you speak to and how you speak to them, which is a shame. I had a DPF issue with my mondeo too but luckily the fix for me was to simply plug in my $20 OBDII dongle + phone and clear the fault code. 3 yrs since and it's not returned thankfully. I spent a lot of time over the next few months monitoring DPF related parameters in real time during my daily commute. Those OBDII scanners are a great thing to have. Peter Lynch from that article could do with one because his 'solution' aint the best. Peter Lynch, a mechanical engineer from Dorrigo in NSW, came up with his own solution to keep his DPF clean after five years of attempting to get his car fixed. He monitors his fuel efficiency and once it declines to a certain point, he puts his Subaru Forester into second gear and drives it at 60 kilometres an hour for about 30 minutes.
  6. Great news to wake up to this morning, and Melb is within a day of my bday so extra good for me. A word of warning to anyone going, they take the no camera policy very seriously. I've seen a few people dragged out from the middle of GA section at past gigs.
  7. Same here, but only just realised last week :) . I'll try it out for the year then decide if I keep this or Amazon Prime. Netflix is staying because my extended family depends on it....haha I'm up to date with "Morning Wars". good stuff. A few episodes in to "See". I wasn't keen on the premise at all but gave it a shot anyway and have been pleasantly surprised. Worth a look for sure. Band of Brothers and the Pacific are the BDs I bought to test out my shiny new TrueHD system many years ago, so I'm very keen for this. No surround system these days unfortunately :( I find the who AppleTV, Apple TV+ thing very confusing. It seems to be a combination of paid rental/purchase (which is just the old itunes offerings I guess) combined with this new netflix type subscription service (Apple TV+). First time I fired it up I thought it was fantastic with loads of content, but then realised AppleTV+ itself has bugger all. No surpise they're giving it away because surely no-one is willing to pay for it yet?? I might not be navigating correctly, but ATV+ seems to have only these so far: - morning wars - for all mankind - dickinson - See - the elephant queen - helpsters - ghost writer - snoopy in space
  8. I don't think it'll make any difference unfortunately. Last time I tried to buy tickets for a big gig (QOTSA I think) I was in an instant after release and yes still missed out. Last time I tried to buy Tool tickets in 2013 I was so frustated with the exercise I had a rant:
  9. Feb 2020 apparently. no doubt another gig that sells out within 13 seconds of release :(
  10. best listed here: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/forum/155-classifieds-vinyl-cd-and-blu-ray/ GLWTS
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    APAN Turntable

    I'll take it please. PM on the way
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    Any Tennis players??

    I've got a history of dodgy knees myself but they've been fine so far (touch wood). It's a fairly low level comp though so you can choose to run down balls, like I do most of the time. or dawdle around like the majority of others.
  13. Looks like they’ve rejigged the products/plans since I last looked, so that speed limit I mentioned isn’t applicable now. The bad news for me is they’ve scrapped the big data sim only or plans with tablets so I can’t do the same again like I hoped. $80/m is only 75gb now, but 6months ago it was 200gb, with an iPad. I almost signed up back in March when the had another 25% off but the bloody NBN was supposedly arriving by now. Bugger. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/446771 and more bad news it seems. I can’t get the 200 or 500gb plans without buying the modem, but I’ve already got a perfectly good Optus 4G modem. Grrrrr.
  14. It was bit more expensive when I signed up ~2yrs ago. Their mobile broadband’ is a slightly different product I think too. IIRC ‘wireless internet’ is speed limited to 12Mbps but ‘mobile broadband’ isn’t. I typically get between 50 and 150Mbps these days. I pay $52.50/m on 2yr contract, but got a ‘free’ $800 iPad so it works out pretty cheep, just not quite enough data some months Contract is up in 2months and I’m very tempted to do the same again.
  15. Last time I looked NBN was due at my place about now, but just checked again and it's been pushed out to Jan-Mar 2020. When we moved into the house in Aug 2017 NBN was due in Dec 2017 At least the build has commenced now, which it wasn't a few months ago. I'm in North Warrandyte (vic) which will be a pig of an area to install so further delays won't be a surprise. It hasn't really bothered me because the Optus 4G mobile broadband I currently use is much cheaper and probably faster than NBN. The only downside is the small 100GB/month quota.
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