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  1. 6 points
    "Betty and Tim died in a car accident on the eve of their wedding. In heaven, they asked St. Peter if they could still be married. "Well", he said, looking flustered, " let me find out if this is possible, stay here, and I'll be right back". Six months passed and finally Peter returned. "Yes", he said with a smile, "we can do this for you". The couple looked a bit sheepish. " Seeing as we spent so much time waiting, we need to know that if things don't work out, can we be divorced ?" An irritated frown crossed St. Peter's face. "It took me six months to find a priest up here, how long do you think it' going to take for me to find a lawyer ?! " C/o my work mag.
  2. 5 points
    is this not exactly what happened? she did not announce the call to prayer. "Most comments I've seen believe she responded perfectly in the aftermath of this crime, but that this oversteps the mark and will be more divisive as she is literally telling non-Muslims to participate in Islamic prayer, whether they believe in one God, no God or an entirely different ethos" i expect theres some truth that it will be divisive for a minority of non-islamophobic people. i just dont think it matters much in the grand scheme. because:- 1) i am sure we have had televised state funerals in this country drenched in all sorts of nutty Christian mumbo jumbo with sermons pitched at presumed believers — while everyone else has been expected to brush off their discomfort as a mark of respect, and done so with little trouble given the context. 2) this is a one-time-only ultimate fuck you to the aims of the perpetrator, and the good of that outweighs all else
  3. 3 points
    Sure am happy I sprung for the pv last year. Last quarter's bill was $6!
  4. 3 points
    I merely made a cheap gag about Evelyn's typo. I thought it was pretty funny, but nobody around here seems to have much of a sense of humour.
  5. 3 points
    My god. There really is an image for everything.
  6. 2 points
    For all those that asked can you / is it easy to go off grid if you are in urban settings - my partially informed answer would be - probably not (power companies and councils don't want to make it easy to opt out) plus it may not be too economically desirable - but, soon one may be able to side step this by choosing a grid agnostic system (with or without batteries). All solar systems must shut down on detection of grid out of permitted frequency ranges or grid out. However islanding solutions where permitted allow a house to keep running off batteries and solar - I presume this is what a Solar plus Tesla Powerwall 2.0 solution does when the grid dies. This year Enphase will go one better releasing it's grid agnostic IQ8 mirco-inverter based solution - specifically designed for areas with poor to no grid. With or without batteries the IQ8 checks for grid presence and quality and if it's not there it simply islands the house (no idea if this has been checked and certified by Australia yet). If the grid isn't there the system simply powers up or down your solar to meet you current demand and or battery storage / output capabilities and needs. If you demand more power than can be supplied - it shuts everything down until you turn off your most power hungry box. So this may make economic sense when it is priced. Availability is due this quarter...
  7. 2 points
    60 odd games waiting in my Steam list to be played but I'm playing Mirrors Edge again...
  8. 2 points
    I know certain people here are not interested in discussing the issues, but I encourage everyone to listen to this and address the things said in their own heads even if they don't want to talk about them with anyone else.
  9. 2 points
    Yes. Oh, was that supposed to be an either/or question?
  10. 2 points
    If I understand it correctly for those of us without solar have to pay for the people that do because the electricity companies are, by law, allowed to charge whatever it takes to make a return on their network. That's probably somewhat simplified but I think it's going to get hard for those without solar in the near future.
  11. 2 points
    After all these many years, from the joy of the magazines creation and success, to the first meets and IRC and all the social events and community - way before Facebook existed - Atomic brought so many firsts. My biggest upset was when it ended and the owners who decided to absorb it, shunt the website into a corner of their domain and eventually pulled the plug on our magazine. To my mind that was a huge loss of a unique group that drastically reduced in size, vibrancy and tempo. We struggle through for many years - a shadow of what it had been - a a real testament to those that carry on steadfastly loyal and ever helpful. I wonder if with this new ownership if a Renaissance offering might be pitched Ben? What a Phoenix move that could be! The community of Atomic and its most vibrant was a thing unique in all my years and experiences - and as I said all before Facebook! If one trawled through the Greenroom over its many years a researcher would find anthropological gold! Hope that is not just an idle fancy, if Atomic re-emerged at full force imagine what it could be today...
  12. 2 points
    hahaha - shows how pointless writing english correctly really is - we tend to see words in context as what would be the likely spelling, whether it's correct or not but with the clarification, i like kimmo's comment no such thing as a cheap joke, laughter is priceless
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  15. 2 points
    Obama pushed to get a better care system and cap the profligate over spending of the U.S. Trump wants to build a wall - hardly comparable endeavors. Obama shut down government for some noble goals, Trump shut it down to push for a fools errand. I fail to see a comparison and it was Republicans who obstructed what Obama wanted to get through, both for the good of the country. The wall is unrealistic, ineffective and unnecessary. It's all about Trump, not about the country. All his bullshit about keeping out dangerous illegals and drugs is just that, bullshit, it will not make one whit of a difference but he put the country at risk and left people unpaid, because, Trump wants a monument. He's a pathetic excuse for a politician, needs to go back to reality T.V. In fact he's pretty much there anyway getting all his "facts" from T.V. news. cheers
  16. 2 points
    That's how I'm taking it right now. There's a lot of stuff going on we aren't privy to, so it's way too early to oil the guillotine *or* squelch all dissent.
  17. 2 points
    When you privatise the power system, know what to expect when there's near monopolies! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-25/energy-companies-gouge-customers-hazelwood-electricity-bill/10910948
  18. 2 points
    Personally, I would much prefer that everyone kept their fucking hair on and their dicks in their pants while we let multiple sources cover all of what has been said. That too much to ask?
  19. 2 points
    Now, this clip is from a self-acclaimed leftist, but please give it some attention even if you're on the right - he cites his sources, and if you have any issues with what he's saying please do cite your own sources to contradict it. If you think this is on the level, though, I'd encourage you to spread it far and wide. Yes, I know: their system is not our system, and the techniques for election rigging shown do not apply to ours. Don't go thinking we're immune just because we'd need different methods.
  20. 2 points
    Thanks, but that was back in January. today I am happy my health, both mental and physical, is all over the place. some days are good, some days are bad. I will get though
  21. 2 points
    what a sad state is nsw another run for the liberals, although telling that both the majors have lost ground... and the shooters and etc crew gained traction it's truly fucked up
  22. 2 points
    Well compared to the history of humans it's a blink really. A lot of things have changed comparatively quickly.
  23. 2 points
    She is intelligent and articulate, and I understand all her points. However, I don't see that we can't live together peacefully. She points out what the media and government have done to divide us, and it's not like the environments we're living in ever occurred before industrialisation. We're in a period of trial and error with humanity. Mass slaughters have occurred regularly throughout history, in the name of war, colonisation, religion, revenge. It's only in the last 100 years that Western culture has advocated for human rights. It's only in the last 100 years that immigration has sought to meld societies. It's still a new concept relative to how fast society can adapt to it or see it as normal. I feel that *most* of the population can live harmoniously so long as their own culture is not forced to change, and that they do not become a demonised minority. What I can't see changing, is the mentality of the few who value money and power over the rights of others.
  24. 2 points
    The news of the hour is a backlash to Jacinda Ardern's command for NZers to respond to the Islamic Call to Prayer. Most comments I've seen believe she responded perfectly in the aftermath of this crime, but that this oversteps the mark and will be more divisive as she is literally telling non-Muslims to participate in Islamic prayer, whether they believe in one God, no God or an entirely different ethos. Another comment I saw said an Imam should have announced the call to prayer, and Ardern and/or others could attend to pay their respects. I'm inclined to agree.
  25. 2 points
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