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#1200050 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Cybes on Yesterday, 12:08 AM

The Pistol & Boo fiasco is the only time I came close to an inkling of admiration for Barny.

...I assume you mean because he actually showed some spine in sticking up for our quarantine regs? Because his manner throughout that was the stupid braggadocio of a power-tripping officious minor thug, and he thoroughly deserved the contempt shown him in the earlier Oliver clips. He could easily have been just as immovable on the issue AND been a human about it.

#1199954 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Cybes on 16 February 2018 - 04:21 AM

So some Belgium guy who sounds like Arnie will be acting PM LOL

I am NAHT da Premiator! Dat iss a state posishn, und dis is Federal.

#1199939 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Cybes on 15 February 2018 - 04:30 PM

Malcy and Scotty also think it's a great idea for Australia ... dem tax cuts

For some bizarre reason, the Libs are slavishly trying to copy everything the Yanks do. Except gun laws. Supply-side economics ("Trickle-down") does not work, never has worked, and never will work - and yet the clowns both domestic and foreign keep implementing it.

It's an old joke that they keep wanting to take the world back to the '50s - "Make the country great again!" But what they seem to forget is that that was the time of FDR; father of the "New Deal": where the top tax bracket was 94% - all that wealth concentration was basically confiscated and put back into building and maintaining society. That's far more radical than even Bernie Sanders was advocating last election.

#1199869 After 17 years, it's time to look back...

Posted by Cybes on 13 February 2018 - 10:08 AM


Can we please try not to get all creepy middle aged men and go trading nudes from a decade or more ago?


We can TRY.



:P~~  I have to try NOT to!  What used to be cheeky behaviour is now well into creepy.

#1199862 What are you playing at the moment?

Posted by Cybes on 12 February 2018 - 11:09 PM

Starpoint Gemini Warlords. IMO, 2 was better, even if this is prettier.

#1199785 After 17 years, it's time to look back...

Posted by Cybes on 08 February 2018 - 09:34 PM

Just watched this video about companies cheating in the graphics industry, and the guy quotes an article from Atomic done by Justin Robinson... AKA TheFrunj. Made me reminisce the old days.




Fancy meeting you here!  And there. ;)

#1199744 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Cybes on 07 February 2018 - 01:12 PM

#1199602 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 01 February 2018 - 12:17 PM

I was firmly asleep before moonrise, and until well after the show was over.  <shrug> As early as watching the last appearance of Halley's Comet, I realised that as much as I love all things astronomical, what I can see with my eyes (+binoculars maybe) is piss-poor compared to what I can get from the entire world's cameras.  There are some great pictures online already.




Vomited a little in my mouth during my sleep.  Sounds disgusting, but was much worse: damned near pure stomach acid straight into my windpipe.  Couldn't breathe at all - just ragged gasps.  Spent a couple minutes thinking I was going to suffocate.  Much water and antacid, more sleep, and I wake up with only a little scratchiness in the throat to show for it.  :/

#1199545 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Cybes on 30 January 2018 - 08:43 AM


Do yourself a favour and listen to the performance as well as watching - as opposed to having the sound off while listening to music or a podcast, I mean.

#1199129 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Cybes on 13 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

I wasn't aware a fly-through existed for that. Whoah! Beautiful, but you really wouldn't want to live there.

#1198967 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 08 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Reception inside pathetic to the point of 1 or 2 bars, going outside sometimes gets 3.


The bars mean nothing anyway - they're not consistent between manufacturers or models, and sometime not even between different handsets of the same model.  See if the damned thing works.

#1198794 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 04 January 2018 - 01:39 AM

Trump is same **** as 2017. He's got bigger nuke button than Kim apparently


#1198767 Our Government and living in a city designed by Mr Scribble...

Posted by Cybes on 03 January 2018 - 11:16 AM

And suddenly low speed, high torque wheelchair motors make sense....


I have someone at work who has a neck injury, and has a high-speed motor, and I was thinking "Why not just always have them?"


But low torque are smaller, lighter, and cheaper.


I had only manual wheelchairs in mind when writing that, but it would apply equally well to powered ones I guess.  I've never used one.  Yet; manual 'chairs are great at wearing out shoulders - aforesaid sloped footpaths do not help in that regard.


No kidding, a whole lot of 'accessibility' stuff is next to useless - you'd almost be better off not having it, because then you wouldn't even be trying to use it.  Anyone who gets a design brief for accessibility options (actually, any brief) should be forced to use their design before it's foisted on the public.


Toilets are at the very tippy top of the list; bog on one side of room, sink on other = have to use the chair to get to it = rims covered in germs; wash hands, leave -> rims put all that crud back.  This is made worse when the dryer is on a side wall, so you can't reach it from the sink -> now your rims are wet as well as filthy.  As are your hands within seconds of getting them dry again.


And people wonder why I have a fannypack with alcohol wipes in it.

#1198734 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Cybes on 01 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

I say, throw the hammer at her.

All for it, but are we talking about Mjollnir or a gavel? Either works, but the outcomes are a bit different. ;p

#1198670 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Cybes on 27 December 2017 - 11:49 PM

Finally got around to seeing Arrival the other night, and followed it up with Passengers.


I would have enjoyed Arrival more if I had been able to hear anything people said.  Helicopters, explosions, jets going past: no problem; speech: mm-mpfmMMphfmwrbl!