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G'day again mate

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Gidday Mr T

about 7 hours fighting with the PC s/w yesterday.

SIX HOURS on the phone today getting it sorted out. Seems someone put me on the wrong plan ...
A plan that didn't support the phone I have bought ...
Same costs ...
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I'd be making sure they'd pay for that big time
Are they going to compensate you for their stuff up at all ??
They already have ... Upfront refund for the two year's costs ... .

At least that's something.

However, here it is 2050H and I have yet to start any preparation for tomorrow, with an 0530H start for me.

Also, apparently there is going to be light rain in that area overnight and tomorrow ...

I am not in the mood for doing anything "brave" or "exciting". Quite the contrary: I feel absolutely knackered after spending four full days just buying a new smartphone, and getting the bloody thing to work ...

Things still aren't right, because I cannot log into my Blackberry Enterprise Server account. It appears that some countries are banning Blackberrys altogether, because they use strong/"hard" encryption for email and all messaging (4096 bit; Diffie-Helman ... basically unbreakable by anyone).

I reckon that just getting the flaming thing to work is hard enough ...

That having been said, it shows a two bar stronger signal in my study than my Motorola, which was also certified "remote rural use" - the 'Blue Tick'. Some other phones also qualify, such as the top of the line Apples, except that none of them will work properly in the bush at all ...
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Gidday All

I finally got around to it ...

Closed up for travel:



Packed up in its carry case:



The whole kit laid out:



The little bits:



A few more shots here PluggaII

BTW, the Victorian Road Rules specifically forbid the use of ANY kind of tyre plug for repairing tyres. The tyre must be demounted from the rim; inspected for internal damage; and fitted with a tube if the casing is OK.

This kind of repair kit is ONLY intended to get you to that tyre repair workshop.

The reasons that this kind of repair were prohibited when I was in my 20s (around 1965 sometime ... ) is that:
  • they are not safe as a permanent repair;
  • they may fail without warning; and
  • the ONLY way to tell if the carcase is damaged is by demounting the tyre and expertly inspecting it.
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C'mon Ratbag, way back then, just before I reached double figures, no tyre didn't have a tube - unless it was of the solid rubber variety!
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C'mon Ratbag, way back then, just before I reached double figures, no tyre didn't have a tube - unless it was of the solid rubber variety!
Almost all of the tyres I have driven on - started in Dec 1965 - have been tubeless, at least to begin with.

They invented an arrow-shaped repair plug for tubeless tyres.

After a few years they discovered that these could be pushed into the tyre, causing catastrophic failure of the tyre at high speed; so added the requirement that the tyre be demounted from the rim; inspected, and had a tube fitted.

I would leave the temporary plug in place, but still fit a tube as soon as possible.

It is mandatory to do all this under AS1973-1993, AFAIK.

I have done this with all the punctures I have had, up to the present day. I have never had a problem with any tyre overheating from being tubed (intubated? LOL).
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Picked one up today.
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Isnt it funny how we buy Xmas pressies for ourselves hahaha
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Isnt it funny how we buy Xmas pressies for ourselves hahaha
True, but will need them for the January trip, my existing gear having been 'disappeared'.
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