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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-06-05 18:36
Subject: Hey, Youtube! Stop sucking!
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Recently YouTube have done some sort of thing where when I load a video, it will only buffer up to 45 seconds. And since my connection downloads video slower than I can play it, that means that I get to play about a minute of the video, and then have to stop and wait for it to buffer another 45 seconds so I can play the next minute.

This is not ideal.

Anyone know any way to fix this so I don't have to download videos using Keepvid just to watch the things without stopping all the time?
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-05-08 17:41
Subject: In the interests of Kiwi Music Month
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Tags:music
Since southerndave has been posting Kiwi music videos, I thought I'd have a go. And what could be more Kiwi than singing about being a sheep?

So here's Gin Wigmore doing just that:

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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-04-30 10:42
Subject: My new car needs work!
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Apparently there's a possible fault with the fuel hose on that model, so they want me to take it in and get the pipe replaced. They note that it will go faster if I take the car in with the petrol tank "less than half full". What if I'm a "more than half empty" kinda guy?
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-04-19 18:49
Subject: Have some Kiwi music
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Tags:music
Babysitter Circus' "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", video filmed in Auckland via flash mob.


Warning: Song may get lodged in head.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-02-11 21:58
Subject: Oh hey, an actual official Doctor Who/Star Trek comic crossover
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Tags:doctor who, st:tng
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/02/10/scoop-doctor-who-star-trek-official-crossover/

The BBC actually approved that? Wooooooo
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-01-27 19:28
Subject: So Firefox is my primary browser again now.
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I'm not sure what Google Chrome's beef is, but I watched a YouTube video earlier and when I finished and tried to close the tab, Chrome locked up. And when I restarted and it reopened all the previous tabs, and I tried to close the reopened YouTube tab again, guess what happened? Yep, Chrome crashed.

I figured it was A Thing. Then later on I watched a YouTube video and when I closed the YouTube tab, guess what happened? Nope, this time my entire computer reset.

So Chrome* is in the doghouse and I'm using Firefox, which doesn't seem to have any trouble at all with YouTube pages. Luckily Mozilla has a page on importing bookmarks from Google Chrome which is very helpful.

* For the score, Chrome version 16.0.912.77m which says it's up to date.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-01-22 22:17
Subject: Law suit from Terry Nation's estate in three... two...
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Apparently a NZ company is using things which look extraordinarily like Daleks in its advertising.

They even have an online game where you drive a Dalek around.

They are going to get so badly stung.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-01-11 22:29
Subject: I broke my chair... again...
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This one lasted roughly 13 months. The good part is that it has a 2 year warranty, so I'm going to take it back to the store tomorrow. :P
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-01-01 00:08
Subject: Well, it's 2012
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So far nothing's exploded.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2011-10-12 17:37
Subject: If I put money on Australia to beat NZ in the next World Cup game...
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would it technically make me a traitor to my country? :)
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