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  2. eveln

    how crap is this government ?

    If you believe this ... https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/a-massive-legal-cloud-could-threaten-peter-duttons-future-in-parliament/news-story/f0aa68f07541eba5dd5d5af30f17af4e ... then I think it will be a bit of a challenge for Dutton to now make the grade
  3. chrisg

    i see dead people

    Or maybe :( there is more chaos to come ? I need a desert island... anybody know of one ? Cheers
  4. aquilus

    how crap is this government ?

    God, how did we get to the point where an authoritarian lunatic like Dutton even ended up a minister, let alone within a whiff of the Prime Minister's office? It'll be pretty awful times if he secures it, I think. A year's still enough time for him to do irreversible damage, and I wouldn't put it past him to get some kind of 'emergency' declared after that point.
  5. Today
  6. aquilus

    i see dead people

    You know someone's worth their weight in gold when all sides of the divide can declare you a good man. I'd say Kofi had a pretty good innings in that regard. Hopefully that's not a bad sign as we head into more chaotic times.
  7. eveln

    how crap is this government ?

    Got to admit to a certain amount of sadistic, possibly masochistic curiosity as to how Dutton would fare as the Libs new Dictator Leader...
  8. eveln

    how crap is this government ?

    The GBRMPA has been an on going operation since the mid seventies ... I'd say it's partly due to this body and the other environmental bodies continued works that the reef is still a thing. Some parts of the reef are worse off than others. And some science dudes are of the opinion that like most things in the natural world it's life is cyclical in health and sickness ... on the other hand, without the various bodies out there continually fighting the use of some farming practices ie; fertilizers and weed killers, and the mining dudes with their own particular brand of earth destruction, the reef would be well and truly a gonna, imo. Got to have both sides in play as both will help with a successful and liveable future. As to this new 'charitable' reef organisation ... it is afucking obscene business in my most humble opinion. Yeah he just says what ever makes him look like a winnarrrrr
  9. They have a few teaching scholarships in NSW and I'm in good running for them (I'm studying maths and willing to work in poor areas (aka my own suburb). But the competition is fierce. And they scholarships are only worth about $5000 per year plus $2500 placement bonus and a guaranteed job. I'm not sure how much I need the guaranteed job part but it would be nice.
  10. Kothos

    how crap is this government ?

    It really does seem that way - he's totally happy to do whatever ethical policy gymnastics keep him in power. I thought he had principles before but apparently he doesn't have a bone in his body, let alone a backbone.
  11. Master_Scythe

    Dropping out

    Not necessarily. it's got to do with how many simultaneous connections it needs to manage. I bet a Torrent would drop it out too.
  12. If you're studying then it might be worthwhile looking at part time and short term holiday contract stuff. Of course the ideal situation would be some scholarship where they send you off and pay you as well but they're not exactly falling out of trees.
  13. littlejacket92

    Mobile App Builder

    Yeah I know ReactNative, using facebook developer page to learn this platform. My friend use this to create both android and ios apps.
  14. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    He's got the morals of a banker ... aka pretty much none.
  15. Kothos

    i see dead people

    chrisg wanted to mention Kofi Anna here, so I'm starting it off for him. He was a pretty great and fairly unsung humanitarian. R.I.P.
  16. Kothos

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Insatiable on Netflix is turning out to be quite interesting.
  17. Kothos

    how crap is this government ?

    I'm recalling that Turnbull spent most of his non-political life and his early days as a backbencher saying one of the number one priorities of Australian politics needs to be to completely ban any form of political or campaign contributions and donations. Haven't heard a peep out of him on that score in years...
  18. Hmm, honestly, it's starting to sound like it's not worth it. Thanks - I'd hate to have wasted my time just because I'm antsy. I'm studying for the next year anyway so I should concentrate on that. I just feel weird not having a job.
  19. Kothos

    And What Are You Listening To?

    OMG THAT was Dio? I remember this!!! And I only learned of Dio recently as well - even though I was also something of a metal head. Weird. He was apparently a very accomplished musician in any genre he chose - he just happened to choose metal and hard rock and related areas. True enough I suppose. I guess some people just have average ability and dumb luck puts together an exceptional result for them from time to time.
  20. Gotta respect someone who spent their whole life pushing the rock of humanitarianism uphill. It's a thankless job and he seems to have died far too early. Hope he's resting in peace.
  21. Jeruselem

    What's on your mind?

    Criminal Bunch of Aholes bank outage http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-20/cba-customers-plagued-by-online-banking-outage/10142966 Apparently the CBA fixed it now ...
  22. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    It's a contentious issue really, if those fat cats signing cheques don't get their backs scratched (or probably some more interesting form of physical entertainment) then the "save the reef" thing never gets funded. I actually wonder about the reality of just how much danger the reef is really in anyway. I've been hearing the tales of woe for decades, especially the Crown of Thorns starfish issue but the reality is not quite what the media would have us believe. I first went diving on the reef back in the seventies, took me a while to just find one of these reef eaters, I was back there a few years ago, did not seem to have changed much. I did the right thing and brought back a sack of plastic bags, but I only saw one starfish and he/she was floating around minding its own business. I tend to think they don't actually like the reef much, possibly too warm for them, if they did in fact come here from Japanese waters in ship ballast, it's a damned sight cooler up there. The real enemies of the reef are careless humans and their non-biodegradable garbage or as a friend with a couple of degrees in maritime sciences commented once, if the star fish actually wanted to be here they did not need to hitch a ride in ballast water, there is nothing but ocean between us and Japan and they have been living in that ocean for millenia. Reefs all over the world live in a constant cycle of destruction and renewal, coral polyps are not fast but they are persistent. Many years ago I was looking after a travel office in Seychelles where you basically have to stay on the main island of Mahe because they do not want the other 100 plus islands smothered in hotels so to visit the wonderful islands, especially to see Valley d'Paradise, which Lawrence once described as the site of the Garden of Eden you either sail of use a float plane. Surrounding the island where the valley is there is a very substantial reef. Because tourism is about the only industry on the islands somewhen back in the late sixties the pragmatic if unbelievably lazy islanders dynamited a channel in the reef to allow boats to go in and beach. It took half a century but the patient polyps rebuilt their reef so now the larger boats anchor outside the reef and smaller boats who can skim over the top of the reef provide a ferry service - apparently the islanders decided that made more sense than messing with dynamite again A very long way of saying reefs are living entities and a few starfish are not going to consume the wonder of the world that is the GBR. I really should do what I've been threatening to do for decades and just go live in Seychelles, probably last a week before I was out of my brain with boredom though. Fascinating place, I think I was the first pilot to ever actually land there. They had had flying boats pass through but I could not get hold of one in Kenya quickly enough to get my very entrepreneurial boss there so he could beat the opposition and book out all the existing hotels and but some land that we built our own on, this place : http://www.coralstrand.com/ I actually project managed the building of that place, which mostly involved hiring four times as many labourers as I needed because on any given day three quarters of the workforce would decide it was a great day for fishing and the boss (me) would be fine if they brought me back some delicious denizen of the deep for me to toss on the BBQ - they were right I guess that might be derail of the month, but I'm in an odd frame of musing mind today Next time maybe I'll tell you why the islands are often referred to as the sexy isles, if they are not fishing they tend to be fucking, which is how you end up with a genetic diversity that can and does include red haired blue eyed kids who happen to be as black as the ace of spades Cheers
  23. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    He's capable enough to get it, too. Prepare for the Inquisitors!
  24. Yesterday
  25. Jeruselem

    What's on your mind?

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/nsw-bushfires-firefighters-battle-up-to-75-blazes-amid-heavy-winds NSW is on fire ... looks like dire bushfire season
  26. Jeruselem

    how crap is this government ?

    Open talk about potato face challenging for PM now. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-20/cabinet-ministers-admit-disunity-amid-turnbull-dutton-spill-talk/10138850
  27. Rybags

    Dropping out

    $200 modem? If it's a VDSL / NBN type modem then worth your while getting a decent one otherwise you're likely buying something that'll be trash bound in a short while. ADSL modems these days are throwaway items. If you're wanting to diagnose a dropout issue just grab a second hand one from Gumtree for 5 bucks or something. Are you using ethernet or Wifi? If it's a VDSL / NBN type modem then worth your while getting a decent one otherwise you're likely buying something that'll be trash bound in a short while.
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