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#1202017 Nuclear war - anyone ever thought about preparing for it?

Posted by Rybags on 14 May 2018 - 07:29 PM

War with Russia a real threat, probably the biggest since the mid 80s, thanks to the world's biggest criminal getting "elected" again.

#1201889 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by Rybags on 07 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

Look around in some chef or knife shops, and see if you can find any Victorinox branded ones.


Cheers - looked online with not a lot of luck but my travels this morning had me near to a Savage Urban (or is that Sauvage Urbane?)

They had probably 7 different peelers of various brands and I was about to walk out disappointed but spotted a specific stand with Victorinox gear.


At first look only serrated/soft fruit peelers and the undesirable Y type spud peelers but at the bottom of the display the last remaining one reduced to 9 bucks.


On closer inspection it seems to be in fact a Jonas soft grip peeler, not Victorinox (far right is like mine).  But it looks pretty good and they seem to have a decent reputation.  And I just cut my thumb by picking it up the wrong way.

Walking out the door, I turned around and asked about coffee gear, so another 24 bucks down on a 1 litre capacity Bodum French coffee plunger.



#1201875 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by Rybags on 05 May 2018 - 09:57 PM

It's a government run project, par for the course.  Probably less than 5% of anything above trivial projects ever arrive ahead of deadline or without a blown budget.

#1201868 And What Are You Listening To?

Posted by Rybags on 05 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

Devo... they had/have a huge following for what was about a 3 hit wonder band (other 2 being Freedom of Choice and Beautiful World).


Pretty good song actually.  I remember them being pretty prominent around the same time as Adam and the Ants (never particularly liked them but Devo were OK).


#1201837 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Rybags on 03 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

Translation error - he meant to say "delightful wife".


In news just in, he released a press statement on departure:


I must say this has been one of the most enjoyable jockeys of my pregnancy.  I look forward to welcoming your Prime Minister to come to France and fart in my general direction sometime in the near future.


Posted by Rybags on 02 May 2018 - 09:37 PM

#1201821 A quick question about Avatar

Posted by Rybags on 02 May 2018 - 07:48 PM

Full refresh and you've still got default white silhouette on grey background.

#1201757 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 29 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

Downloading to watch later on a proper screen, this should be a good one:


#1201745 Thermal paste life expectancy

Posted by Rybags on 27 April 2018 - 11:13 PM

Jaycar have been selling it for a few years https://www.jaycar.c...icator/p/NM2018


8 bucks and enough in the tube for several applications at least and I've gotten a good couple of years out of an application with reapplication mainly due to rebuilding the system.

Fairly sure I used it on my current i7-4790 and it runs reasonably cool, build was a little over a year ago and in conjunction with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212X which in itself represents a huge leap over the stock junk.


But all that aside, isn't the (reverse pun) hot stuff these days the liquid metal?

Looking at that page again, they're selling commercial quantities by the looks - it'd be madness to keep more than you need for a few months if you're building, given that something better seems to pop up every few years.

#1201692 And What Are You Listening To?

Posted by Rybags on 25 April 2018 - 11:49 AM

I'm totally not into these shows, but this old duck is genuinely talented.  Actual singing starts at 1:23 (ref text in spoiler below after watching)







#1201544 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by Rybags on 16 April 2018 - 10:43 PM

Disclaimer - I'm not an expert in antiques, just stuff I've learned from observation and general metalworking and crafts knowledge.


Supposedly wormholes can be one of those character aspects that increase value in some cases though of course it'd be so long as it's not an active process and it's not compromised the integrity of the piece in any big way.

Assuming it was imported, they'd not allow it in with an ongoing pest problem and there's a chance it might have been irradiated and/or had a pest treatment in quarantine.


Nails from years ago also tend to be handmade in some cases - generally that's blatantly obvious, they'll usually be beefier than you'd otherwise think necessary and have rectangular heads.  Though of course for a fashionable item they'd probably put more effort into making them look less industrial.

#1201510 Thoughts About Dog E-Fence

Posted by Rybags on 14 April 2018 - 01:47 PM

I get the feeling the biggest sales go to lazy people who CBF training their animals and end up with a headfucked dog who's paranoid outside of it's allotted 30 square metres of the planet and a total pest when inside of it.

#1201443 Thoughts About Dog E-Fence

Posted by Rybags on 11 April 2018 - 09:34 PM

A better system would be a collar that goes around the nutsack of the owner and delivers a shock when unsupervised pets stray to where they don't belong.

#1201370 What's the difference between a piano, a tuna, and a pot of glue?

Posted by Rybags on 07 April 2018 - 08:49 PM

This joke, the piano and the tuna are all B-flat.

#1201342 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Rybags on 07 April 2018 - 02:23 AM

Yep, it really is him.  Work/kids warning.