Old people don't understand the Internet


#301

Lol… Like you need to tell any of us you require monitoring …


#302

Mine’s plugged into my UPS…


#303

The backup batteries used are the same as what goes into most standard home alarm systems. If you have the manual for your nbn inside box it even tells you how to hook it up!


#304

Hmm, wasn’t at all.[quote=“Slowstu, post:296, topic:2348”]
Hello patent office, I’d like to register a patent on battery backed up modems.
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I was gonna say 10% would do, … but it seems we’ve been pipped.[quote=“Bacchusfox, post:299, topic:2348”]
Our NBN is just about perfect.
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&^$%# !!!

I’d truly actually rather have no internet at all than live up there in Desolation Plains BF.

Is that tree you guys had still standing? :wink:

Que??


#305

Uninterruptible Power Supply.


#306

UPS = universal power supply.

https://www.centrecom.com.au/ups


#307

Uninterruptible? I’ve always known them as universal?


#308

So it’s a computer battery back up??

Why not just fkn call it that?


#309

Well there isn’t any reason why you can’t plug in anything else into it.


#310

What, … so you’re saying it’s like,… “Universal” or something then??


#311

Well if you’re in America and buy one from Aus to use there then you’ve got a ‘universal electronic blower upper’.


#312

It is a large battery that you plug anything you want into. DC > AC.
A good one also has the ability to flick in instantaneously if there is a cut. It is also a power regulator, and guards against spikes.


#313

Yeah, I had a bit of an ebay look.

FWIW, I keep my 12v deep cycles I have for car trips/festivals/camping trickling away, and if things go wrong, hook them up to the little porta inverter.

Keeps the laptop and TV going for a good 6 -8 hours.


#314

Yep, that works, but doesn’t safeguard you against power dropouts - which is the main reason i use them. I can’t afford to lose power and kill a drive.


#315

Ahh, see I forget all about desktop computers. Only used lappies for years now, so don’t have that issue.


#316

Unless you’ve got a switchable Universal power supply for it … :confounded:


#317

What the Fark are you talking about ?

Bacchus Marsh is in a very beautiful valley, with two River, two fabulous gorges, and an Avenue of nearly 300 elm trees


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#319

Lol.

Been a long time since I was up that way TBH, … and I don’t remember BM proper, …but Melton & Rockbank etc, looked like they fell out of the Mad Max film set back then.

Flat empty dry yellow land broken up by nought but the old Rock fences,… and the odd sad looking gum.

Whenever I see the end of Shawshank, when Red goes to get the cigar box under the rock, near “The” tree, . I can’t help but think of that area up there.


#320

Comparing Melton/Rockbank to the Marsh is like comparing the beautiful Bombers to the Filth.

In any case both Melton and Rockbank are now a sea of new homes with hundreds more being built.

You should get out more.