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#1198033 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 26 November 2017 - 05:39 PM

Really guys. No, not due to lack of maintenance & that's a ridiculous statement for the media to make with no information (not a direct dig at you Jerusalem). Also, splitting the hull for mid life refit as has been mentioned around the place is normal procedure, hell *we* do it. Also, I'd question some people's involvement in certain aspects as usual.

Me? Ex O-Boat Submariner (Ovens), maintenance design engineer (ADO, specifically aerospace) & current training contractor to COLSPO (WA).

#1193414 Doctor Who

Posted by seehund on 17 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

So, not liking the Doctor becoming female makes you a woman-hater?


More appeasement bullshit, this could go the way of Ghostbusters.


What was wrong with Ghostbusters apart from a fairly average script? The actors were good and the effects were okay.


I don't get the "appeasement" line, honestly. I grew up with Dr Who, The Goodies & Monkey & I have no problem with character's sex being altered; Tripitaka was played by a woman after all.


It's just a movie & just a TV show...nothing to get whatever you choose to wear as undies (if indeed you even do) in a twist.


People like it or don't, watch it or don't, and it's not as if we're starved for alternative content these days.

#1193403 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 17 July 2017 - 08:42 AM

And with heavy heart we bid farewell to George Romero. Both he and Dario Argento along with Tobe Hooper & John Carpenter had a huge impact on my early film-watching life and my love of the genre.


George was a great director, never one to go for huge budgets or to be bound by studio execs and chose to tell his stories his way.


I had the very good fortune to talk to him briefly a few years back at MIFF. Always generous with his time & always there for his fans.


I'm going to miss him.



#1192590 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 19 June 2017 - 08:34 AM

People who take 12 (yes...12!) kids (8-14 yo's I'm guessing) to Gold Class and don't make any attempt to shut the little fuckers up or stop them from ruining the experience of other people who want to watch a movie...not sit in a room with a bunch of feral little cunts.


And who pays for these little parasites to sit in Gold Class for a movie they don't give two fucks about anyway?!


Top it off with the fact they were all boys, it was Wonder Woman and they followed us out to the car park afterwards complaining that there were too many women and the adult with them agreed and said they could "get rid of all the talking at the start, get rid of the women and just show the fighting because it's a superhero movie".



#1192485 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 15 June 2017 - 07:09 AM






If you know me, and this thread...you know why.

#1192449 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 13 June 2017 - 07:37 PM

It happens, the backup BOGS did its job & note they're grounded until a rectification is in place. Similar thing happened to the Raptor but unlikely to be the same cause. No biggie, just (yet) another developmental hiccup.

#1192313 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 08 June 2017 - 07:00 AM

Uh huh.

#1192127 AtomicMPC 100th Issue Collector's Edition

Posted by seehund on 01 June 2017 - 08:23 AM

Iron Chef Atomic....I do miss wearing the Chairman's cape. That was a lot of fun while it lasted.

#1192016 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 29 May 2017 - 09:45 AM

This thread just keeps on giving.


/wipes eyes

#1189047 What's on your mind?

Posted by seehund on 23 February 2017 - 06:08 AM


I am well aware it happens; that does not alter my stance.

'It' IS worth hanging into: 'it' was put aside for good reason in the first place.

Says who?

As seehund pointed out there are many airports within close proximity to buildings. There were buildings on the site BEFORE it was sold by the government.

IMO the question is, did the Government sell the land against expert advice, or is this just the consequence of our inability to build perfect machines?



Even with a "perfect machine" the consequences of failure will still occur; be it a failure of the platform, the meat in the platform, procedures, inability to forecast a change outside the natural operating environment of the area the platform operates in, etc.


The bottom line is that you can't plan for everything and bad things will happen regardless.


The fact that it's been so long without a fatal incident like this is a testament to organisation, maintenance and adherence to procedure.


This is an outlier - a sad one but an outlier nonetheless and there's very little that can be done to mitigate future occurences apart from identify and address the root cause which is yet to be determined.



Edit: speelink.

#1187766 Cloud chasing

Posted by seehund on 25 January 2017 - 06:39 AM

Ha...hoverhand, I'd never thought of it that way. She was on the boat for a week, an absolute gem to have on board, *wanted* to get to know everyone, took time to talk, sit & chill with people. The sort of person that just makes you feel good, at ease & is completely natural.


Plus she tells a mean dirty joke :D

#1187764 Cloud chasing

Posted by seehund on 25 January 2017 - 06:13 AM

Pfft Twinny, I don't go in for that "thanks for your service" bit, even if it is in jest. I don't need my balls stroked *that* much thanks ;)


However, going through my photos *did* turn up this gem :





Though she's usually better remembered from :



#1187752 Cloud chasing

Posted by seehund on 24 January 2017 - 07:12 PM

Physt, that's the dirtiest, filthiest, most evil, hella nice kellick stoker I was at sea with. Complete dirtbag of a human being in the nicest way :D

#1187749 Cloud chasing

Posted by seehund on 24 January 2017 - 07:03 PM

Me in Sembawang back in '98 when I was in patrollies.


Me in '92 on HMAS Ovens in my rack, getting cosy with a Mk48 ADCAP.


#1187741 Cloud chasing

Posted by seehund on 24 January 2017 - 05:36 PM

While we're at it, here a shot of myself while I was working with the Super Hornet acquisition back in 2009. That was a fun project.