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  1. 7 points
    Well no one can say we didn't give her one heck of a send off. The church was pretty much packed and almost everyone stayed behind after to have a cup of tea and a chat over sandwiches and cake, pies and pasties etc. Her family and her church family baked up a storm, more than even the large crowd could quite consume. Pretty much the entire family, my two girls in Perth who could not make it aside were there and most stayed on at my sister's place in the hills for a rather drunken night. I decided to stay over, probably wise. Somewhat amazingly no one was picked up by the cops but there will have been a few sore heads this morning. I'm not sure my tea-totalling mother would have completely approved but it was our way of seeing her off. Bye mum, you could drive me nuts on occasion but you were a great mother and had one heck of a life.
  2. 7 points
    SIOD He had quite a history with Atomic actually, including some SQL injection. https://www.youtube.com/user/wolfgangsiod Then, IIRC, he posted this before his suicide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A5VjEhmqDI Dude clearly struggled with some shit. and I know he rubbed a few people the wrong way. I guess it just always stuck in my head, as a self destructive suicide, rather than an accident. This is probably a good time to mention that some people here really saved my ass too. I'm gettin old now but when I joined I had literally just started highschool. I got called into the IT office, for using more data than the update server did, on a single webpage..... this one. They blocked the .com.au not knowing we had a .com..... silly. Anyway; as you can imagine, overweight IT nerd (overweight slightly fixed, IT nerd slightly increased nowadays :P) heading into highschool, the old 'unpopular' stereotype played out. Without rabbiting on; even though there were literally tens upon tens of nights that people on here had me falling asleep in tears (I was an ignorant teen, I had it coming :P); The more important aspect was that people were there. You all listened, you all supported, attacked or critiqued without prejudice; based on idea alone (usually :P) Even someone hating your ideas or thoughts, not attacking you, is extremely valuable (for a teen) when compared to being ignored, feeling unimportant, and spiraling down that common black hole of self loathing. While I like to be an individual, this community is part of my identity. I still vinyl cut Atomic logos for all my things (cars, laptops, office door at work), it's really the only tattoo I've ever considered also.... This place gave me friends, family, and knowledge far beyond anything I could have achieved alone. I wish there was a stronger word than family, but, it'll do
  3. 7 points
    First logged on about 18 years ago, different time back then. The internet was still a baby that we all enjoyed but as its grown its turned into not such a great entity in my eyes. I have recently learnt to put my phone down and only pick it up when it rings or if I need to ring. Sitting on the couch reading stalkbook stuff is something I once enjoyed but now find it more annoying than fun. Still haven't made the move to delete the account as it is a good way to keep a track on my kids ( another story) . These forums have and will always be important to me for many reasons. I modded here for a long time, seen lots come and go, I've upset people that I really regret and have had more than one hissy fit. Not proud of those but dealing with lots of issues at the time made me do and say things that I will always regret and it probably cost me a few friends here. I cant change that but time moves on as we all do and I still find myself dropping in here every few days just to see whos around and what's happening with the forums.
  4. 6 points
    I know this is an old thread, but it was bugging me too that I couldn't remember what show this was, that my searching for it brought me to your thread. So as I had nothing better to do this evening, I've just spent a good hour going through lists of old TV shows, and was about to give up, but then found it! It's "Professor Poopsnagle's Steam Zeppelin". To quote from Wikipedia "The golden salamanders had been buried long ago to indicate where each mineral could be found. After the first one was found, the cryptogram on it would lead the children and the doctor to the next one. What they had to do in each case was to decipher the cryptogram on each salamander." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_Poopsnagle's_Steam_Zeppelin Now just to find somewhere that streams the episodes!
  5. 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.
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  7. 5 points
    Curly went hunting one day up in The Northern Territory' and bagged three ducks. He put them in the back of his Ute and was about to drive home when he was confronted by a surly Territory game warden who didn't like smart alecs. The warden ordered Curly to show his hunting license, so Curly pulled out a valid Northern Territory license.. The game warden looked at the license, then reached over and picked up one of the ducks, sniffed its bum and said, "This duck ain't from The Territory. This is a Queensland duck. You got a Queensland huntin' license?" Curly reached into his wallet and produced a Queensland license. The game warden looked at it, then reached over and grabbed the second duck, sniffed its bum, and said "This ain't a Queensland duck. This duck's from West Australia. You got a West Australian license?" Curly reached into his wallet and produced a West Australian hunting license. The warden then reached over and picked up the third duck, Sniffed its bum, and said, "This ain't a Western Australian duck. This duck's from South Australia. You got a South Australian Huntin license?" Again Curly reached into his wallet and brought out a South Australian license. The game warden was extremely frustrated at this point, and he yelled at Curly "just where the hell are you from?" Curly smiled turned around, bent over, dropped his pants, and said, "You tell me, you're the expert...
  8. 5 points
    It started with Ben and a great idea Probably after a wine or a beer He started a mag and a forum for all That’s when it started and its been a ball There was Mael, virt, grams and more Since day one watching door Keeping out spammers, wankers and bots And more than a few, actually lots Flouncys baby started to grow Thousands of members we got to know Some young, some old, some crazies too But all entertaining for me and for you Along with moz, chaos, morris and others We had dads, mums, sisters and brothers All types came to watch and learn As atomic grew and and we all took a turn To make the mag and site our own We punched the keyboards or even our phones The topics were wide and there were heaps We laughed and joked, complained and we weeped We saw people leave throwing ted out of bed Only to come back and start a new thread We have others that leave without a fuss But always come back because they miss us So although much quieter than we once knew Atomic still lives because of people like you Its still a place we all remember and love It seems to fit us all like a glove I’m proud to have been a part of this place Its special, its different, it is in your face It was there every time we wanted to vent We wonder were the last 18 years went Lots has changed but some stay the same Still a place where you look for a name Be it Leo or scruffy , rybags or nic Every one here is here for the kicks So please feel free to add your own verse You can type it nicely or you can curse Remembering your time with the laughs and the fears The place called atomic that’s been here for years.
  9. 5 points
    omm ... now ... early next week Walt has a cataract sorted. Now he's been remarkably patient whilst the vaseline glass he looks through steadily becomes more opaque . the worst of it over the last few years till present. One of the comments we've been getting is curiosity as to his reaction to how I will look to him ... so anyway tonight he asks me if I'm bothered , and then assures me that he will try not to throw up ...ffs ... I told him if he threw up he'd be able to see it to fucking clean it up
  10. 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
  11. 5 points
    When listening to Ardern, Morrison and Shorten respond to the attack, I couldn't help but be impressed, again and again by Ardern. Her comments and actions have been succinct, genuine and full of compassion for the victims and their families. Morrison and Shorten while offering their thoughts and prayers, always appear to be focused on the perpetrator. Of course the way I am interpreting their responses is tainted by years of political point scoring by Morrison and Shorten on terrorism, boarder protection and immigration. *sigh*
  12. 5 points
    Hey everyone, It has been a long time since I frequented Atomic. Lot's has happened in life. some good, some bad. Recently I decided to try and make a dent in the world of Malware and share what I know. I started a YouTube series called Mickyj Whitehat. I am sharing the tools I use to find, remove and kill malware. I thought it might come in useful for training other IT pro's on what to do. Then I thought, people here might also like to take a peek. I only have a small subscriber base and to make the channel effective, I want to get some exposure. The channel is not monitised so I am not earning big bucks from it. It is simply me doing my bit for the community. So I would appreciate, if the information is of interest to you, that you subscribe or share the link around. I am a tech, not a sales person so I am not great at "selling myself" but I figure this info speaks for itself. The Channel has other stuff on it (https://www.youtube.com/michaeljenkin) and the playlist for the Malware stuff is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i17_ZtvAk9g&list=PLodEQVE4Lw01mtCM_LAn6e0tPNd5BfERv . I am a true geek and shyly hiding behind my keyboard but I have learnt to have a YouTube personality (loud and in your face) so I know some people I know form this forum may be a little shocked :) So, if you subscribe what's in it for you ? I can keep you up to date with teardowns on VBS, js, exe, scr, hta, powershell and more malware. I can satisfy that urge to know how something works. I can pull apart the latest ransomware for you. If you get something you want documented and pulled apart for the world to see, I would love to see it. I hope that this post does not violate any of the terms and conditions that I just accepted (again). It is not my intention however mods, feel free to remove if I have. thanks all, have a great day !
  13. 5 points
    Hey Evelyn, I don't know that anyone actually think George Pell is the only paedophile worth worrying about. But big names getting actual punishments seems important. I'd say it's probably more important to make his charge stick than some priest (or any other paedophile, but seeing as we're talking a high up catholic church figure I'm going by hierarchy) noone has heard of. You'd definitely want that one to stick but the message that no amount of money and political influence is going to save a paedophile any more. It's important the message gets to them and to more decent society so they can see the legal system has some sort of teeth and to future victims that feel they will get heard if they come forward. But I think Bill Cosby was a similarly big case for the entertainment industry. Probably a bigger deal in the States than here but that's how geographical divides go. As far a sympathisers, I don't think it sends a good message, especially for the LNP, when 2 of their (and the country's) former leaders are publicly in support of Pell. It sends a poor message for everyone I mentioned before. If they truly believe he is of good character I wish they could have got their statements in under the suppression order so noone knew. I think with such a sensitive subject that it would be better for the community, especially if he loses the appeal. So, to me, it's less about how many people on each side believe what about the case but what they are publicly doing.
  14. 5 points
    Off to Uni i go. Finally starting a journey i was meant to make a decade ago, It's been a long run since then but maybe that was for the best and now I'm better positioned to do it. How the hell ill manage to do it working full time is yet to be seen.
  15. 5 points
    I've always found this to be a good summary of our planet and the wonderful little cyberpunk future we have right now
  16. 4 points
    here's a question for you Kimmo: were you eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner when somebody took a shit in your cereal? yeah its a silly question, but it did lead to some discussion. what motivated it i wonder? my theory: Robzy is trying to settle an argument with his partner. she's all like "Grrr. Baked beans is not a romantic dinner! It's not even a dinner!" now that the first part is settled, i am awaiting the next thread, in which Robzy asks: "Is any meal eaten by candlelight romantic?"
  17. 4 points
    Thamks Ben Mansill and Nich.... I promise to be a good boy. Now were did I put my old avatar?
  18. 4 points
    My Grandsons first game on a pinball machine
  19. 4 points
    CSIRO are a shade of their past, under-funded and then their research gets sold off to the commercial sector for peanuts. it's criminal what our governments did to the CSIRO.
  20. 4 points
    So, it's nothing like the Snowy Mountains Scheme - despite the name. I did not know that before, but somehow I am failing to be surprised. I've reached the point that if anyone in government announced Sunlight 2.0, I'd expect a packet of darkness. You're assuming they have some sort of self-awareness.
  21. 4 points
    I have one: I ate my curd, I ate my whey I'm lactose intolerant Get out of my way!
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  24. 4 points
    I know you have blood in your eye from previous personal experience, Leo, and I don't think Socialism or Communism are The Answer, but that strikes me as a little unfair. When the tsar was overthrown, Russia was the poorest country in the world; in just 40 years of that economic system they had the mighty Americans shitting themselves at losing the space race. Cuba managed to keep their universal healthcare system operational despite crippling US sanctions for the entirety of Castro's reign - re-enacted fairly faithfully in Venezuela, and being set up for yet another US backed 'regime change' war and puppet government installation. Let's not confuse an economic system with some problems but also obvious benefits with a succession of bloodthirsty dictators. Let's also not idolise one with different flaws (a 7 year boom/bust cycle for instance) and advantages because the nation has an illusion of freedom attached. Instead, let's try to acknowledge what is broken and what is superior in *all* systems and try to synthesize something better.
  25. 4 points
    That sort of shit right there is fucking poison, Leo. Left/Right is still a political divide - the race and sex (and multiple gender) fuckwittery is an entirely separate issue, and you should address it as such. Unless you want people to refer to you as a Nazi sympathiser simply for your economic stance.
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