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Mac Dude

Member Since 10 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:39 PM
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In Topic: how crap is this government ?

Yesterday, 07:23 PM

I don't know what difference it means that he did not sign the documents himself. Like the other Senators who did not sign them selves, the fact is he is a citizen of a country other than Australia. So he needs to quit the pollie-game too.


Not necessarily, which is why the government is referring it to the High Court. I can see that there may be a difference between your parents signing you up when your a baby versus when you're an adult.

Silly law, but the law is the law...

In Topic: What's on your mind?

Yesterday, 02:40 PM

Saw Dunkirk at VMax. Really enjoyed it. Beautifully shot and a Zimmer soundtrack to boot.


Oh, I forgot to mention the obnoxious group of teenage males sitting in the row in front of us.

They all put their phones on mute well before the start of the movie and they never looked at them during it. They didn't speak during the movie or make heaps of noise digging into chip bags, etc.

Who the fuck do they think they were?

In Topic: Road Tolls

Yesterday, 07:55 AM

It's bullshit. And it's the wholesalers fault.


Working for a wholesaler at the moment, and I know it's not his fault. Way less margin than you're talking about.

While I agree there shouldn't be a massive difference in the price of the same product sold in different countries (local support costs aside, if any), you need to be careful comparing the cost of manufacture to the sale price.

After a few decades in software where the development costs are high and manufacturing costs are virtually zero, you get to appreciate this :)

In Topic: What's on your mind?

24 July 2017 - 11:34 PM

Saw Dunkirk at VMax. Really enjoyed it. Beautifully shot and a Zimmer soundtrack to boot.

In Topic: Road Tolls

24 July 2017 - 10:07 AM

You know, I've been in multiple industries over my life now; and I have to ask a genuine question;
If you've been lucky enough to see the wholesale price; Have you ever seen a FAIR markup used?


I have only worked for a few places, both in the corporate and small business sector and none of them pushed margins as high as you are talking. Most have been in the %25-%35 range.