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#1199805 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 09 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

This is a pretty good channel actually.  Gotta love the videos where they pull stuff apart so you don't have to (which is what most of his videos are) - this one about a special modding project.


Trouble is has removing the roof has removed a massive amount of stiffness from the frame, making the thing a bit of a death trap. Monocoque chassis rely on the pillars and roof for that stiffness.

#1199750 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 07 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

Ye just watched it myself, pretty amazing shit.

Currently it seems the core rocket ran out of ignition fluid so could not light all rocket motors, so a 300MPH landing on water kinda broke it.

There is a live feed from the Tesla now up and running.



And a looping feed of an Interview With Elon Musk post Heavy Falcon test.

#1199244 Intel's Spectre BIOS Fix Causes Crashes On Broadwell, Haswell Systems

Posted by aliali on 18 January 2018 - 05:19 PM

One of the Windows 7 updates for this also caused boot BSODs with some older AMD systems, That patch has since been removed and updated to fix the problem.

BSOD is 0x000000C4.



#1199212 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 17 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

To try and give a chuckle among all this bad news;

Have you ever considered what the sheet music would look like for the lead singer?

Imagine if a cover band's singer hadn't heard it.


Probably pretty weird I would think.



Same goes for 4 Non Blondes - What's Up.

Just hand them the music, and wait for the "Hold on, How many octaves?"

Speaking of which, one of my fav versions of this song is a got talent cover (Spain I think).


Rather good IMO.

#1198910 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 08 January 2018 - 08:16 AM


Moody Blues star Ray Thomas dies aged 76




RIP Ray and thanks for the amazing music. I still occasionally listen to "On the Threshold of a Dream".

#1198708 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 30 December 2017 - 09:09 AM

Will be giving this a try tonight



Looks totally weird and fucked up. Should be good.


(probably NSFW).

#1198590 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 23 December 2017 - 08:04 AM

Not related to Joh then?

In case you aren't joking she was his widow.

#1198452 how crap is this government ?

Posted by aliali on 18 December 2017 - 02:37 PM



Merry Xmas from scomo, budget cuts!

Gotta love


We now have the lowest level of welfare dependency of working age Australians in almost 25 years.”

Well derr, if you make it more difficult for people to get welfare then of course welfare dependency drops. Given what the charities are seeing in the increase in demand for their services all the aresholes have done is move the problem, not fix it.

#1198440 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 17 December 2017 - 01:01 PM

rory o'donoghue won't be back  (unlike aunty jack, for now)


farewell thin arthur


Oo bugger, that's one that will be missed by some of us.

Perhaps time to fish out my AJ DVDs and re-watch some classic comedy

#1198102 My leg and the last 2 months

Posted by aliali on 29 November 2017 - 11:15 PM

Jesus, dude. That looks fukin' horrible scary. Glad you're on the mend!

Gah not wrong, sodding hell that's some super scary nasty shit there TMFP.


All I can say is hope the recovery goes well dude.

#1198036 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by aliali on 26 November 2017 - 06:18 PM


"Would FTTP have been a better product?", I would honestly say I dont know.

It would have to be. Not only is it more reliable and cheaper to run, but allows for far more products to be delivered over it.

The only negatives to FTTP as implemented by NBN that I can think of are the CVC costs (which also affects MTM of course) and the stupid decision of the ACCC to enforce 121 POIs which of course made it harder for smaller RSPs to go national.


Would NBN v1 have run into the same problems as NBN v2?  I dont know

Would have had the same issues RE: skilled technicians, primary contractors hogging the profits etc, but definitely wouldn't have had all the issues dealing with node cut over and poor Telstra documentation, degraded copper, copper paths being designed for voice transmission not broadband delivery, access to power for the nodes, the complete mess of trying to integrate so many different technologies in to their systems, etc etc.

#1197855 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by aliali on 18 November 2017 - 04:32 PM

to be fair, aliali, comparative population density must be a significant factor effecting how compelling those examples are with regard to australia.

Sure our suburbs tend to be less dense than a lot of other countries (battler blocks and the like) but this makes FTTP an even better option than FTTN because line distance is a huge issue with FTTN, not so much with FTTP. So with the average Aus building block size you need far more nodes per sq KM than other more densely populated cities.

As far as MDUs and high density towers yes FTTB probably does make more sense than FTTP because rewiring these sorts of buildings with fibre to each apartment would be a bit of a nightmare. And that's ignoring the whole access/strata/management issue.


As far as intercity or intertown backhaul goes this is the same for every technology.

#1197818 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by aliali on 17 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

Besides, if money is your only argument, it's moot.


Well considering the cost of FTTN/HFC has blown through the roof compared to original claims, FTTP makes even more sense as the cost of FTTP installation is going down around the world, and even the original NBN where finding major cost savings in the FTTP rollout.



Add in the OPEX costs of FTTP are several orders of magnitude less than FTTN, is much much more reliable and is easily expanded to higher speeds with reasonable trivial upgrades and FTTN is economically a dead end and a complete waste of money.



This was known right back in 2013 so hardly new news.





#1197690 Spammer-b-gone! Thanks Nich!

Posted by aliali on 11 November 2017 - 03:26 PM

Working on it now, sorry. Didn't get home til after 4am, so I'm a bit behind things!

No Worries Nich, thanks for the cleanup. Prick vomited their crap everywhere.

#1197671 Spammer-b-gone! Thanks Nich!

Posted by aliali on 11 November 2017 - 07:58 AM

Sorry to say looks like one is back spamming across everything.

Lingpingping has been a busy little areshole.