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Member Since 10 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2018 11:10 PM

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In Topic: how crap is this government ?

14 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

Trumps budget is out, it will run more deficits despite savage cuts to domestic services. The military got a boost and there's 3.7 trillion in tax cuts to corporations.


Wooptidoo.  Now that wasn't too surprising given that he has always been asking for tax cuts since forever.  So now the way to pay off the 21trillion+ government deficit is to cut taxes.  RIGHT!!!!

In Topic: how crap is this government ?

13 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

You talk about wanting to do something for the common good, but then bemoan that both parties no longer have big majorities and have to compromise on the middle ground to get anything done?


I think you misunderstood me Nich.  Rather, what I was trying to say is that there isn't any real leadership in either party, as in no person, that I would follow.  I mean, can you tell me what any politician from and including KRudd till now has done anything of note?  Well, KRudd will be known for his stimulus package, whether we agree with it or not, and the NBN v1.  However, there has been no real achievement of note since then and we have had 3 PMs since then.  I don't know, maybe I need a holiday.  My head is filled with shit at the moment.

In Topic: What are you playing at the moment?

13 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

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

Might give that a go when I get back.

In Topic: Laptop or tablet for travel

13 February 2018 - 07:41 PM

The problem, I find, is the battery.  You can make something solid and rigid enough even with plastics.  However, battery life is somewhat of a double-edged sword.  If you want better battery life, then you have to have a bigger battery which means it gets heavier but that's something that portables don't need more of considering their usage.  The MS Surface portables have great battery life but at the expense of their weight, no matter their size (about the same as the Macbook Pro and Razer Blade).  I guess, MS is right though, does one really need all the horsepower under the hood?  If you do, then great.  There are loads of options out there.  However, if you are, like me, looking for a portable which is lightweight then the argument for something like the Surface or even the ultrabooks is something to consider.

In Topic: Laptop or tablet for travel

12 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

Its the weight, more than anything else, that is a priority for me now.  All 3 of the models I spoke of above are about the same weight, not including the power packs that come with it, about 1.8 to 1.9kg, again dependent on size.  Carrying the Blade in my sachel every day feels like a brick.  Although, when I am travelling, I carry it in a camera bag that I have with me to carry my DSLR.  Maybe I might be a bit picky.  However, the HP X2 looks, at least on paper, to be what I am after, even with the base and it comes with its own USB port which is another thing I am after.  I will have a look at that one.  Thanks, MS.