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#1192822 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 26 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

#1192787 Opinions are like arseholes,

Posted by Rybags on 25 June 2017 - 06:20 PM

Re things like immunization.  It's stupid to say "all immunization can cause autism".   It's almost as bad to say "no immunization can cause autism".


We put trust in scientists and researchers.  These days they've almost become sacred cows, untouchables who shouldn't be criticised and obeyed without question.

Such trust over the course of the last hundred years has given us such winners as leaded petrol and thalidamide.

#1192774 Opinions are like arseholes,

Posted by Rybags on 25 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

Can't trust so-called acedemics or intellectuals either.


Research is commenced with preconceived ideas and agendas.  Social issues are even worse.  Situations are evaluated on the pretext that there are victims and perpetrators, then they just go and fill in the blanks.

Tertiary education is full of people who just want the reality escape and justify it by soapboxing at taxpayer expense and getting so-called educations that have next to no real value in the outside world.

#1192754 What's on your mind?

Posted by Rybags on 24 June 2017 - 12:24 PM

WTF is she trying to prove?


To me it says they're not exactly engaged to the task they're being payed for and should get a pay cut.

#1192701 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Rybags on 21 June 2017 - 10:59 PM

It's needed because plenty of times judges have been incompetent and/or inconsistent with sentencing for such crimes.


And you have to wonder that in opposing it, just who are they trying to protect and why?

#1192570 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 18 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

New one just arrived... haven't watched it yet though.


#1192409 What's on your mind?

Posted by Rybags on 11 June 2017 - 05:07 PM

I don't.  They sent the car out in a hillclimb contest, which in general involves driving up a narrow winding road as fast as possible with next to nothing to pull the car up safely if it veers off course.

It'd be like Honda sending a multi-million prototype bike to punt around the Isle of Man TT and expecting to get it back without a scratch.

#1192392 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 10 June 2017 - 10:22 PM

Interesting comparison.  The '59 driver gets a face full of steering wheel to say little of what the lower half of his body would have copped and would probably be dead.  Even without the airbag the 2009 driver should survive without too many injuries.

Also note how the seat in the older car just seems to just come off it's mounts entirely.



#1192371 What's on your mind?

Posted by Rybags on 09 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

I think he's referring to the incumbent English PM who went to the election on the strength of good polling and managed to end up with a hung parliament in what was thought to be an unlosable election.

#1192312 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 08 June 2017 - 02:48 AM

From the department of way too much time on your hands...


#1192287 "The Australia Tax" on electronics...

Posted by Rybags on 07 June 2017 - 01:19 PM

What the market can bear...


Even when the exchange rate was in our favour we'd pay more than the US.  Even England would often pay almost the same in pounds as USD even though the exchange rate was almost 2:1.

These days it's not quite as bad but still nowhere near what it should be.

To ship something from China, HK, Taiwan or Japan to us should be the same or less than to the west coast of the US.  These days with efficient freight shipping is almost a non issue anyway.  You can buy a cherry-picked device from an eBay seller and the postage is less than you'd pay to send it to 2 suburbs away in Aus anyway.

Sure we're a smaller market but it shouldn't have that much effect.  Europe is about the same size with only language as the main difference but they get screwed over as well.


IMO it mainly comes down to distributors and retailers putting fat margins on compared to the US.  And when they actually start to get honest they crap on about stuff like minimum wage being 2/3rds what ours is.

So friggen what!  The price of something is a supposed to be a reflection of what it cost to develop, build, promote and ship.  Not what you think people are willing to pay.

#1192269 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 07 June 2017 - 03:17 AM




#1191823 Can I stomp on neighbours wifi?

Posted by Rybags on 23 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

Can't you change what channel range is in use?

Most people would have NFI how to change their base channel or signal strength though a lot of modems now seem to give you no choice on the signal strength.

Realistically they'd probably be oblivious to you stomping their network other than you telling them and degraded throughput which most people would likely just blame on the ISP.

#1191571 What's on your mind?

Posted by Rybags on 12 May 2017 - 08:27 PM

When I travel I can't resist the simple ham & cheese toasted sandwich, preferably done in the flat press.  Hardly ever do toasted stuff at home though.


Posted by Rybags on 05 May 2017 - 01:24 PM

The forum software has the WYSIWYG system, can toggle it with the power button top left of the reply window toolbar.


It can be annoying in that it gets it's knackers in a knot and does unwanted things like including your reply inside the quote, and not letting you trim quoted text very well.

Not sure if it needs Javasript, that might be another source of problems.


You also have to be in the right "context" ie the I-bar cursor should be active in the window otherwise the browser just thinks you're wanting action based on the entire window object.