Jump to content


Member Since 10 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Today, 03:05 AM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: how crap is this government ?

Yesterday, 11:33 PM

He seemed like he wanted to say it might cause a terrorist act.


I bet the same pandering show of offence would never happen if a Green's senator came into the chambers wearing a funny pope hat.

Cheap stunt sure, but by no means the first by any politician and a storm in a teacup as a result.

In Topic: What Did You Watch Lately ?

Yesterday, 03:30 PM

In Topic: What's on your mind?

Yesterday, 12:17 PM

Latest spam/scam attempt via email - spoofed Docusign.


I had a real one late last year, the provided link should go to a "docusign" address.  This fake one goes to an "ecommerceapis" address, strip the URL down to the bare essentials and there's no valid homepage.

In Topic: how crap is this government ?

16 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

Turns out I was right... http://www.aec.gov.a...amlps.htm#enrol

Enrolment status can be checked at the link, seems to work fine.


Do I need to enrol for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey?

If you are currently on the electoral roll you do not need to enrol separately for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. You can check your enrolment status here. If you are not currently enrolled you can enrol online. If you are enrolled but have recently moved you can update your details online. Make sure you do this by the end of 24 August 2017.

In Topic: Home Automation - Anyone in to this?

16 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

Some cheaparsed LEDs are just run straight on AC - the problem there that they're only active for half the waveform.  Some compensate by reversing polarity on every second LED but it's a crappy solution.

Similarly, there's different types of dimmer circuits - the cheap and nasty ones are just chopper types that clip parts of the waveform which is another way of inducing epilepsy.


Even DC can have problems - the common way to do dimming is just use PWM but if not filtered properly can induce similar effects.