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  1. I vote for forced retirement or team change once a driver reaches 3 championships.
  2. <$30 vinyl sale at JB. Some are half price, some just a few bucks off. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/vinyl-meltdown-under-30
  3. IIRC one downside compared to chromecast audio is that mi box can't be added to a speaker group in google home.
  4. Maybe, but it's worth a shot. A posted a similar WTB last year and got two for a fair price, but used prices were quite so crazy back then. ebay sold prices seem to be around the $120-$130 mark on average. Some quite a bit lower so you could get lucky.
  5. Agreed. I had no trouble staying awake, unlike many other races. I hoped Danny Ric would have been more competitive but he was never really in it. He'd better get into the groove soon or he'll find himself on the wrong side of more team orders.
  6. I've got access to fairly large qty of surplus Rockwool Rockboard 60 Insulation, so wondering if there's any potential takers here and what a fair asking price would be before I decide to peddle the stuff. Apparently it's great for acoustic applications. It's not readily available in OZ so I've got no idea what it's worth (or what I'd need to pay for it) so would be grateful for any advice or expressions of interest. Most seems to be in packs for 5 boards, each 2" x 19.88" x 48". cheers info
  7. I'm not sure about eARC, but I've found HDMI CEC has negated the need for harmony remote for some devices. Also, my Fetch TV remote has basic 'universal remote' capability built in, so it can switch TV on and change inputs. and then there's the fact that most music and video is from from streaming platforms meaning relatively few people need to control multiple devices. It's a shame to see them going, but I reckon their days were numbered.
  8. The new bike is a winner. Here's a couple of pics of the lucky boy and bike from xmas day. Plenty of riding while we were camping over the break and and he absolutely loves it. He had one pretty decent stack in the fist couple of days (getting used the brakes I think), but it didn't deter him for long. Size wise I think the 24" is spot on. Big enough to get a few years use hopefully, but small enough that he seems really comfortable riding it.
  9. I think a hardtail would be best. I only have a dually because I got seduced by a very nice 2nd hand bike (thanks @blybo), but I'll probably never make use of it's potential. It's bloody nice to ride though. I reckon I'd even be happy with a fully rigid MTB. if they existed these days. That's all I ever had growing up and managed to thrash around the bush on it just fine.
  10. not heaps, but have tried a few different players and the google tv seems best. CC3. Casting only so remote and not n tv navigation is a big plus. via MacBook then airplay to appletv. I only have appletv3 so can use Plex app. fetchtv. Just browsing folders so lacking artwork etc. painful and unreliable.
  11. I got one of these last week and am very happy with it. I bought through google deal with free 6month netflix credit so price was effectively ~$50. Much better than the chromecast 3 it replaced, and a mi box android TV elsewhere in the house. I'm using spotify, netflix, amazon, disney, youtube mostly and Plex for streaming local videos and music from a NAS. All working pretty flawlessly so far.
  12. I spent 2yrs using Optus 4G and an Optus (E5186) modem at our new house in a bushy area. (hilly, patchy reception, terrible adsl apparently). Before committing to Optus I tested reception with an E5573? Pocket wifi modem ($30 with sim) then bought the e5186 ($50 used) once satisfied it was reliable enough. All in all it was very good. Speed initially averaged 5-10mbps and gradually improved over 2yrs to 160+ on a good day, 50 on a bad. It was good enough for mrs and I both working from home with 3 kids being TV minded or home schooled during lockdown
  13. I probably should run some Ethernet around the place first to make the most of what I’ve got. I’ve got an AirPort Extreme with 3 Expresses extending the wifi network. Better placement and some hardwiring between should help a bit. It’d be something on the cards anyway if I buy new hardware.
  14. I've just got some pricing and stock info from my father in law who owns the bike shop. He has one 2020 Merida J24 PLUS in stock, and no more coming as it's been replaced by the J24 DISC for 2021 lineup. It seem crazy they've gone all in on crap suspension with no rigid option now, so I'm happy to get one. I've locked it in. Price to me is $440. The standard J24 or the Norco Storm 4.3 would have been ~$300. I think the plus is well worth the extra $$.. Here's a really good review of the exact bike, even same flouro
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