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#1192602 What's on your mind?

Posted by scruffy1 on 19 June 2017 - 10:35 AM

like going to see good music at a dinner venue...

#1192580 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by scruffy1 on 18 June 2017 - 11:49 PM

once you go black, you never go back


i think that was referring to chocolate, but ymmv

#1192536 OBA "osama bin athlon"

Posted by scruffy1 on 17 June 2017 - 10:43 AM

amen for all our temporary companions who remain our permanent friends even if we never meet again


i love the way that some interactions are so memorable that you don't need to be with the other person to know exactly what their take on a given situation would be, and you can laugh on their behalf


that's a wonderful gift to be given



to these people, i often send my positive telepathy, and i am certain a lot of them are on the right wavelength to receive it... strikes me that when i "spontaneously" reminisce that it's most likely because they are doing the same to me at that point :)

#1192514 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by scruffy1 on 16 June 2017 - 12:04 PM

Blondies new album "Pollinator". Ordered from Amazon so it's automatically Auto-ripped. So that's another CD that never gets the wrapping taken off it !!


but at what quality ?


ever since i got into .flac files, mp3 just doesn't do it quite the same


and i can recommend "neutron" media player for android, which is the best $7 i ever spent

#1192236 Home Automation - Anyone in to this?

Posted by scruffy1 on 05 June 2017 - 07:17 PM

i'd like fuzzy logic switching, so i can tell a voice control things like :


"make the room a little warmer"


"turn down the lighting, and make it less blue"


it ain't here yet


however, in retrospect when i had dimmers fitted to lots of house lights, which are shite with led (strobing is horrible when you go low),i wish i'd left the 240v fittings and bought a case of these - https://www.banggood...-p-1039841.html


the max brightness could be better, but the range of  hues they can manage is quite good, and the dimming is excellent


compared to phillips version (extortion), they are the bargain of the century


occasionally they go bunta and you need to reboot with some bluetooth gymnastics, but by and large the one i have in the living room is sweet  :)

#1192006 Looking for some older RAM

Posted by scruffy1 on 28 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

in my mind, this is the definitive ebay song


#1191481 What's on your mind?

Posted by scruffy1 on 08 May 2017 - 11:40 AM

Marie le pen will not be president of france


no, but marine le pen might

#1191386 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 04 May 2017 - 11:41 PM

#1191021 Vivaldi browser

Posted by scruffy1 on 22 April 2017 - 08:04 PM

i use waterfox, but i also use a logitech mx revolution mouse, so the numerous tweaks available using setpoint allow me to do most of the shiz gestures would allow, and also use a bespoke set in t'bird for mail, for the same benefits


my most compelling "feature" is an adblocker, and chrome when it forst came out i found was too try-hard in the layout, which annoyed me


mouse buttons are way more convenient than gestures imho

#1190759 And What Are You Listening To?

Posted by scruffy1 on 12 April 2017 - 11:46 PM

#1190380 What is Your Biggest Regret in Life?

Posted by scruffy1 on 31 March 2017 - 10:28 AM

it's a fruitless exercise to search for ctrl-Z on the keyboard of life

#1189898 South Australia to install new batteries!

Posted by scruffy1 on 14 March 2017 - 10:34 PM

 you'd have to understand SA politics, it never has much vision




apart from being the second electorate on the planet to allow female suffrage (after new zealand... eh !)

and decriminalising homosexuality before most other places, and "personal use" cannabis possession


it's got crap climate and minimal resources, but much more social conscience than the rest of the wide brown land


that said, it's a good place to be from, rather than to be going to  ;)

#1189530 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 05 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

ah, cathy wilcox nails it again



#1189517 What's on your mind?

Posted by scruffy1 on 05 March 2017 - 11:49 AM


Cats are as you said animals out of control, all kittens should be spaded.when they are old enough and you can't miss with the shovel.No seriously they all should be desexed
unless you are a breeder.

If you buy a pedigreed cat (from a breeder, obviously) it will be spayed when you take delivery. At least in SA.

I've always had cats - I find their independence far preferable to a dog's slavishness. However, if you let your moggy out to prowl unsupervised, much as it may like it, you're being an irresponsible fuckwit: it will kill things; and they have no road sense at all. (ie: be prepared to have a flat cat if you live near a main road)



i was an avowed cat person, but we acquired a dog now 3 years ago (long story) who is a kelpie cross


our current pair of cats are the least wonderful cats i have ever patronised (that's the relationship cats expect; you provide for their lavish lifestyle, and they do what they do, sleep and sometimes say hello) - the prior blue burmese was a wonderful creature, as was a tabby that was a close friend from age 12 till my mid 20's


the dog is only the second dog i have had that has been fantastic; the other one was a dingo cross in darwin, that was run over too soon, but was also a good friend of the aforementioned tabby; the cat learned to come to a whistle by following the dog's lead


the current dog is playful, beautiful (as in everyone goes "oh, she's so pretty"), ridculously intelligent, and a total sook, but is a pleasant, non-suckhole way


i generally consider dogs to be the "yes men" of the animal world, but she is genuinely a fun creature



#1189402 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 02 March 2017 - 02:09 PM

the pirate party is awesome, as is the sex party


both are almost universally ignored because people by and large see the names and associate them with being either frivolous, illegal or naughty



sadly in my electorate the liberals would get up even if they had a village idiot for their candidate (and indeed, they do... although thankfully he's not still the prime minister)


many (if not most) australian voters are tribal and ignorant; i've never voted for either major party, because their senate reps are so lacklustre, and the lower house offering federally as my local member is well, a member...  and the labor crew never offer anyone serious because they know they won't get into parliament as a rep for this blue ribbon liberal seat