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by RimBlock
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Buying from EBay US ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3677

Wrong side of the pond :wink:
by RimBlock
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Buying from EBay US ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3677

Buying from EBay US ?

I sometimes purchase from Amazon in both the UK and US but have found a number of items I would like on EBay US are listed as no international credit cards and no PO box shipping which knocks out Borderlinx (my usual shipper). Is there a service that will purchase from EBay US to a local US address ...
by RimBlock
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Interracial Couples--How Common?
Replies: 145
Views: 33337

Never had any big issues. My wife is SiC (Singaporean Chinese) and I am Caucasian. I used to be quite surprised at people refering to me as Ang Moi to my face or just behind my back as it would be like me refering to them as Chinky (i.e. not generally considered acceptible in western society). After...
by RimBlock
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43713

gui's are for girls :P :D :D :D i am still waiting for putty to be GUI! Epoxy putty can be pretty gooey if it happens you are not a native speaker. More seriously I thought putty comes with a gui. How gui can it get for a terminal? ls: Click "Whatz dere" button cd: Select directory name from dropdo...
by RimBlock
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43713

x9200 wrote:Please go ahead. I am also interested in reading it.
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'll concur as all the mods are or should be geeks except me. I'm just a geek wanna be but the mind is just not flexible enough anymore. :oops: :cry:
Thank you Gentlemen. I shall provide the link as soon as it is available.

RB
by RimBlock
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:29 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR renewal scene in 2013?
Replies: 21
Views: 19564

Re: Indeed PR renewal are so hard yr by yr!

When times fly and Singapore PR is getting harder year by year. Now comes to 2013, we have heard that many people outside crying when they are applying PR nowadays. Even the basic Employment Pass and S pass are also hard to apply nowadays, let alone PR! Below are some of the website link and indica...
by RimBlock
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43713

have u finished that article and is it publicly available? gui's are for girls :P - E3-1230, ASUS P8Z68-M PRO - E3-1230 V2, GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-DD3H TH - both fedora 17, remote terminal only (putty) - why? hosting my signature The article just needs a quick proof read and having some pretty pictures ...
by RimBlock
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43713

And while doing it are you completely free from this a bit uneasy feeling that choosing something more easy to perform you loose or may loose some of the skills that are pretty valuable and give you some better control over the system? ;) I have it pretty often this way but it is not the main facto...
by RimBlock
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: UK Virtual Private Networks
Replies: 12
Views: 6668

you can setup your own proxy in the UK by asking your friends or relatives to host it for you. all you need is a laptop (lower power consumption), broadband connection and setting up the broadband router for port forwarding. have a read thru this post (posted in 2008!!!) http://forum.singaporeexpat...
by RimBlock
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: DTH vs IPTV discussion + SG's laws on satellite dishes
Replies: 18
Views: 17408

aaaah! I believe in order to access those programs you would need a VPN provider to give your PC/laptop a UK based IP address, your IPTV service will then recognize your UK based IP and will treat it as legit. Yep but the point is that I was partually surprised that this was not restricted by the '...
by RimBlock
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: DTH vs IPTV discussion + SG's laws on satellite dishes
Replies: 18
Views: 17408

^^ Its easier to exercise control over a wired network than over a wired network. I bet there is enforcement and monitoring on the IPTV network but in case of a satellite transmission I think its a bit more difficult to achieve and therefore imposing a blanket ban on dish antennas serves as an effe...
by RimBlock
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR renewal scene in 2013?
Replies: 21
Views: 19564

Mine is up for renewal this year but with a trip to Bangkok for CNY with the family I think I will wait until my return before moving forwards with it. I have until July so no big rush. That is unless the powers-that-be decide to 'knee-jerk' a rule change with no notice, like they seem to love doing...
by RimBlock
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: DTH vs IPTV discussion + SG's laws on satellite dishes
Replies: 18
Views: 17408

They're crap UHF TV FTA antennaes not worth the packaging they're sold in. IN some parts of the island there is marginal reception of the Battam and JB TV channels - Malays in particular like listening /watching these stations. I would have to concur. We got a boosted one with the hope of getting a...
by RimBlock
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: UK Virtual Private Networks
Replies: 12
Views: 6668

you can setup your own proxy in the UK by asking your friends or relatives to host it for you. all you need is a laptop (lower power consumption), broadband connection and setting up the broadband router for port forwarding. have a read thru this post (posted in 2008!!!) http://forum.singaporeexpat...
by RimBlock
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43713

Thank you for the complements but I truly think these are the basics any sysadmin of unix-like system should know. I don't know, maybe I am just biased as I come from the generation where the text mode was a norm. I remember I was kind of shocked working for the first time on an Indigo2 workstation...

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