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#1193406 Doctor Who

Posted by smadge1 on 17 July 2017 - 09:55 AM


#1193397 New car time (also, ow)

Posted by smadge1 on 17 July 2017 - 08:13 AM

Interesting project... https://imgur.com/gallery/FOojd

#1193252 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by smadge1 on 12 July 2017 - 10:18 AM

I've lost track of the number of times I've tried to unlock my front door with my car remote.

#1191127 This is why the world of humans is becomming a nastier place ... In my honest...

Posted by smadge1 on 26 April 2017 - 08:10 AM

Some people have suggested buying multiple tickets, and then volunteering one of them to get mad cash. but 1) you'll probably just get an extra empty seat, and 2) you are horrible for contributing to the problem.

#1190134 What car do you drive?

Posted by smadge1 on 21 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

It's important to note that belts for high-torque applications are made completely of metal.



They refer to them as "push belts" because they are designed to push the pulley, rather than pull it.

#1189998 South Australia to install new batteries!

Posted by smadge1 on 17 March 2017 - 10:24 AM

Seems to me like the Govts (all levels) and the energy industry should look to install Battery Plants in key locations in every state.


Yes it will change the industry dynamics, but at the end of the day, it's us, the consumers and taxpayers who should be more important.

ah, looks like another thing has raised it's head. Upsides and Downsides of course.


Giving farmers a share of the royalties for gas wells may be an incentive for them. But it still doesn't reduce the risks of damaging land and water tables. (especially for neighbours)

#1189852 South Australia to install new batteries!

Posted by smadge1 on 14 March 2017 - 11:33 AM

I'm not sure that Elon Musk's offer was a bad thing, even if they legally can't do it, at least people know they had the ability, and it spurred local companies into pushing their own products.

#1189337 Rockin game soundtracks you listen to regularly

Posted by smadge1 on 01 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

One game that I have the soundtrack for, but have never played, is Interstate 76.

#1189292 Rockin game soundtracks you listen to regularly

Posted by smadge1 on 28 February 2017 - 09:08 AM

It's old-timey, but heck, brings back lots of cool memories!


#1189282 Rockin game soundtracks you listen to regularly

Posted by smadge1 on 27 February 2017 - 09:09 PM

Fallout 3

#1189186 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by smadge1 on 25 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

I'm not a musician, but I do love to dabble myself.


Yesterday, I found both of these on Gumtree, then purchased a powered USB hub and the Apple "USB 3 Camera Connection Kit" which allows me to make a USB connection and charge at the same time, something which you couldn't do before, and you basically had to run your iPad until it went flat.


Top one is the Edirol (By Roland) PCR-300

Bottom one is a Huntkey M-49 (It's basically an Aldi clone of the M-Audio M-49)




I started playing around with em last night at about 6pm, just before dinner, and by the time I went to have dinner it was about 12:30am...

#1188844 It's the zombie apocalypse again - what would you miss?

Posted by smadge1 on 18 February 2017 - 03:05 PM

slightly off-topic, but the thread got me thinking about GPS.


The GPS system is run by the US Military (USAF), and it'd be a pretty high-priority asset to keep operational.


How long could the system remain operational without human intervention? I know the whole system requires constant calibration, most of which I assume would be automated. I guess it would work for as long as the system, or the vital parts of the system were fed by electricity.


I know that there are other "global positioning systems" as well, so you'd need a receiver that could utilise as many of them as possible.


Though I realise, at the end of the day, you'd want those maps, and a good compass (and a spare)

#1188155 Thanks Obama

Posted by smadge1 on 02 February 2017 - 09:51 PM

That, and pollies probably have blow-ups like this all the time. 


That that that, and also, of course America doesn't give much of a damn about Australia. We're on the opposite side of the world, we're little, we're not a global player, we don't have a history of being super-aggressive, we do have some things to offer but not enough to worry tremendously about. I doubt many other nations really care much about us, either. We're nice to have around but that's probably it :-)


edit: although I do admit to having a little chuckle to myself that Australia, a predominantly white and predominantly Christian country, possibly two of Trump's favourite qualities, managed to piss him off :-p And all in his, what, his first fortnight? I think we're doing really well :-)



It's a nice, safe and convenient place for some military bases and facilities, and a favourable exchange rate.

#1187998 Remember werewolf/Mafia?

Posted by smadge1 on 31 January 2017 - 10:43 AM

I had a go a few times, don't have the time to dedicate to it these days.

#1185511 TF2 now $47.99 on Origin

Posted by smadge1 on 21 November 2016 - 07:13 AM



I thought TF2 was free-to-play, and on Steam!!