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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by geopelia, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    If you want to talk to your whole family at once all over the world,
    Facebook is the best.
    They can get your message whenever their local time makes it convenient.
    Resetting the password is very complicated.
    xtra did it for me by remote control of this computer.
    Their phone person did mine and told me what to type in etc, he was very
    good.
    It just takes so long for anyone to answer.
     
    geopelia, Dec 2, 2013
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  2. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    There are a couple of bank accounts that give interest and prizes, but
    you usually have to either keep above a certain amount or regularly
    deposit into that account or no / few withdrawls. I can't remember
    which banks it is though.
     
    Your Name, Dec 2, 2013
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  3. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    I use my Visa card for almost everything and then pay it all off every
    month so there is no interest charged. Mine can't be done automatically
    since some of it needs to come from my personal account and some from
    my work account.
     
    Your Name, Dec 2, 2013
    #63
  4. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    I've got a bit in ASB's Prizesaver, but no prize so far.
     
    geopelia, Dec 2, 2013
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  5. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    You must be spending a lot! I prefer to pay cash.
     
    geopelia, Dec 2, 2013
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  6. geopelia

    Dave Doe Guest

    , Bruce Sinclair
    says...
    Note. This is not communication (or talking). :) You are putting info on a
    bulletin boad effectively. People may or may not look. Some level of
    communication could happen ... but it is not certain. :)
    Yes, it works for some. Why it's so popular though I simply don't get. :)


    Resetting the password is very complicated.
    No way would I give "xtra" remote control of any computer I owned or was
    responsible for. That typed, they may be sufficiently competent to fix a
    minor windows problem. :) :)[/QUOTE]

    You might not, but it is probably the only way for Geo. I spoke to a
    friend that got the same thing done, Telecom remoted on, and he was very
    impressed indeed with the service - and told me there's no way he could
    have done it himself - and even with a Telecom support person stepping
    him through, I'm sure that would have taken quite some time.
     
    Dave Doe, Dec 3, 2013
    #66
  7. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    4% is better than 0% with Bonus Bonds ... in fact it's better than the
    2% or less many easy access accounts are giving at the moment.

    I was lucky. For some reason I started a long term deposit just before
    the interest rates crashed, so I've been gett about 6.5% or 6.75% for
    the last couple of years. Unfortunately the term deposit is due to end
    early next year though.
     
    Your Name, Dec 3, 2013
    #67
  8. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    But ....they are a tax free return if you win (and used to be government
    guaranteed :) ). The current effective interest rate on them recently was
    about 2 ish % ... which is similar to the 3 ish % many banks are offering.
    They certainly used to have a place in a "portfolio". Now, not so much I
    think (note - IANAFA).[/QUOTE]

    The "effective interest rate" on Bonus Bonds is 0% ... most people
    never win anything or only tiny amounts that make Bonus Bonds useless.
     
    Your Name, Dec 3, 2013
    #68
  9. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    Nope, not a lot, although the last two months have been more than usual
    with some car bills I wasn't expecting. :-(
     
    Your Name, Dec 3, 2013
    #69
  10. Doh ! ! :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #70
  11. One of the places I work for gets a lot of mail and quite often it
    includes some for another business because it was put in the wrong PO
    Box by the sorters. Sometimes the envelope comes to the correct place,
    but the person sending it had put in the cheque and bill for a
    completely different organisation.

    Not a lot goes missing, but there does seem to be quite a bit that gets
    delayed. With the d=ecrease in home mail delivery, those delays will
    get even worse. :-([/QUOTE]

    I'm not worried about delays. A day or two here and there makes no
    difference. Neither should it. We really *don't* need things tomorrow ... or
    more commonly, yesterday.

    Sadly, there are now many businesses that won't post things ... they insist
    on "courier". IME, couriers are *much* more useless than post. And more
    expensive. And want extra $$$ to deliver to a rural address ! No thanks.
    If you won't post it, I don't want it. :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #71
  12. <snip>

    Bonus Bonds have always been useless ... they don't earn any interest,
    so you're basically losing money every day you have them, unless you're
    lucky enough to win a fairly large amount. Bonus Bonds are only
    slightly better than Lotto tickets since you can at least get your
    original money back from Bonus Bonds.[/QUOTE]

    But ....they are a tax free return if you win (and used to be government
    guaranteed :) ). The current effective interest rate on them recently was
    about 2 ish % ... which is similar to the 3 ish % many banks are offering.
    They certainly used to have a place in a "portfolio". Now, not so much I
    think (note - IANAFA).
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #72
  13. There are a couple of bank accounts that give interest and prizes, but
    you usually have to either keep above a certain amount or regularly
    deposit into that account or no / few withdrawls. I can't remember
    which banks it is though.[/QUOTE]

    TSB is one of them ... but their effective on call rate is still only 4%.
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #73
  14. Trashing the system can happen. Data caps I suggest would have been relevant
    unitl mid this year ? :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #74
  15. AFAIK (and IANAFA :) ), they own them. They certainly had ANZ all over them
    last time I looked (and the service was certaionly down to the ANZ standard
    :) ). And no government guarantee.
    Looks duck like, that's a kind of duck like sound it's making ... :) :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #75
  16. If you want to talk to your whole family at once all over the world,
    Facebook is the best.
    They can get your message whenever their local time makes it convenient.[/QUOTE]

    Note. This is not communication (or talking). :) You are putting info on a
    bulletin boad effectively. People may or may not look. Some level of
    communication could happen ... but it is not certain. :)
    Yes, it works for some. Why it's so popular though I simply don't get. :)


    Resetting the password is very complicated.
    No way would I give "xtra" remote control of any computer I owned or was
    responsible for. That typed, they may be sufficiently competent to fix a
    minor windows problem. :) :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #76
  17.  
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #77
  18. Not so. There's a calculation to show effective interest rate (available
    IIRC) ... it's just the distribution methods that make it look like there
    isn't. :) :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Dec 3, 2013
    #78
  19. geopelia

    geopelia Guest

    When the remote man has finished you just break the connection.
    My computer man can do the same. I have to click something for him to get
    in.
     
    geopelia, Dec 3, 2013
    #79
  20. geopelia

    Your Name Guest

    The real issue is whether they are trustworthy or not ... NEVER EVER
    EVER EVER accept anyone you don't know who rings you wanting to remote
    access your computer.

    Once they are in control of your computer they can do pretty much
    anything, which includes copying files, installing software, etc. ...
    usually you can watch what they are doing so might see thigs like
    installers being run.
     
    Your Name, Dec 3, 2013
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