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  1. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    Apparently you were not alone: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-release-upgrader/+bug/1849396 I've not had a problem "touch wood," have a feeling it is particular to certain hardware but that is unconfirmed. Cheers
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    What a joke

    Hunter is indeed an embarrassment to his Dad, but, he's not running for nomination, his dad is. The degree of corruption in the case of his being on a board in Ukraine almost certainly extends to the name association but I would argue that his father is far too canny to have positioned him. My feeling is he made his own luck. Oddly the strangest people, knowing nothing whatsoever about a particular industry do wind up on boards purely because of association. I've had it happen more than once with companies that I have been CTO of. One in particular where getting a "name" chairman was deemed vital by the accountants positioning the IPO. The guy was useless and seemed always to be drunk most of the time but he still pulled down $25K a month for a year or so before we quietly replaced him and that was 20 years ago. He came from a wine background, just what that had to do with an ISP was beyond me. That was in Adelaide, an old money town where names are significant. Regardless the Hunter saga was investigated more than once and no association whatsoever to Joe was ever found. I find Joe a bit of an enigma really, he was a not ineffective VP behind Obama, certainly not a chair-warmer, but like all the seemingly front-runner Dems he is painfully old. Cheers
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    What a joke

    Let me put it another way then, if someone as useless and corrupt as Trump is the best America can produce they deserve him. Cheers
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    What a joke

    He has to survive to win first, in more ways than one... Cheers
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    Dunno, My brother has some pair that he swears by, has walked all over Europe in them and still good. I gather they are not cheap but if they last as long as his have probably worth it. Must find out what they are. Cheers
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    That's disappointing - I'm in the market for some new shoes and was going to look at Rivers despite them off-shoring all their manufacturing. Perhaps I'll look elsewhere. Cheers
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    What a joke

    In all seriousness it really is becoming painful to watch and listen to - he's disintegrating in front of our eyes. Cheers
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    Annual Leave. When and where.

    Except the God botherers decreed you should use that day to spruce up and spend a portion of it on your knees saying thankyou.... Sunday as a "day of rest" did more to advance the causes of atheism and agnosticism than Gideon... Cheers
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    What a joke

    If you asked Trump what "wing" he is you'd probably get a five minute speech on ducks... I just fail to understand where the relevant Democrats have gone, if the best they can field is Biden there really is a problem. Perhaps a bigger looming issue is that even if Trump does get re-elected he's liable to be a lame duck because the Dems do look good to re-take the Senate. That's hardly healthy though and expect him to vanish under a flurry of Executive Orders. Cheers
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    What a joke

    It is indeed depressing - there was a time when the Democrats were energetic and relevant but at the moment they are just hollow. Mind you Trump is 73 and with a diet like his it's a wonder he isn't on dialysis by now. Cheers
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    Trump makes good on a threat

    I'm not sure they have an opposition after the election - I also wonder if the former "opposition" could count that high Cheers
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    Trump makes good on a threat

    I think it must be the sort of trademark rumpled suit that Johnson typically wears but Dumb and Dumber works just as well Cheers
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    Trump makes good on a threat

    It does seem to be becoming the case in a lot of places that it is not a good politician that gets elected, it's the lesser of two evils. That doesn't seem like a very healthy way to operate a democracy... Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    Sooner or later the Saudis are going to have to be brought to account. All very well that they have managed to remain allied to the US, UK and Australia but their record on human rights is appalling and their overt or not hosting of terror is demonstrable. The trouble, as always, is first, oil, but ti does go further with Saudi, a major purchaser of Western arms - the fact they scarcely seem to know how to use them does not seem to bother anyone nor does the fact that when push comes to shove they need help, fast. That in turn enrages the more pious among them and you get people like Bin Laden. It's a very, very strange country with a decided have and have not society which imports people from all over to do the work they either wont or cannot do. Cheers
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    Trump makes good on a threat

    The combination of Trump and Johnson reminds me frequently of Laurel and Hardy I would have thought that you might be more crowing over the fact that people are rioting in the streets of Tehran and Iran has turned off its Internet whilst the Mullahs slay and imprison another round of disillusioned citizens. Ironically, and tragically it is not so much over the hit or the very measured response by Iran it is because they accidentally shot down an airliner then tried to deny it. Trump's actions may actually have generated a cascade effect that has brought simmering discontent in Iran to a boil not that he can claim responsibility but he probably will. It really depends now on how ruthless the Guard are at suppressing revolt and how effectively the Mullahs can hang on to control. I'm hoping not but it is a start at least, in some ways shades of Hong Kong, a younger generation refusing to accept authoritarianism. Cheers
  16. Hmm, Reached the point where ads can be more believable than content... Cheers
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    The Ukraine plane crash

    Really is getting so you have to be very, very careful where you fly over: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/risky-places-where-airlines-refuse-to-fly/news-story/b6d4a6a631e9d37081a998d965e0327a Next we'll have aircraft calling fuel critical because their nav software calculated best route without allowing for dog-legs around problem areas. Cheers
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    The Ukraine plane crash

    The evidence seems to be rapidly mounting that it was indeed a missile that brought the aircraft down. Officially Iran is still denying that. No idea yet what the truth is but some pictures from the scene are pretty convincing. A terrible accident quite literally in the fog of an almost war if it does turn out to be the case. Cheers
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    i see dead people

    A truly original man, I've read his book, still have it somewhere. RIP. Cheers
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    What a joke

    Now Cory Booker has thrown in the towel. Seemed a nice enough guy but he just could not get any traction. At least the Democrat pack is thinning out... Cheers
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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Boeing's axed boss is walking away with a $90M severance even though he is not receiving any bonus for 2019. In the end he had to be the scapegoat and he didn't really help his case by remaining upbeat about return-to-service when the FAA were being about as non-committal as they could be. Now the new broom is in as someone with a reputation for turning things around. I really do hope so but restoring faith in the MAX is going to be a herculean task. Cheers
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    The Ukraine plane crash

    Semantics.. whatever the hoodoo voodoos do Cheers
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    The Ukraine plane crash

    Personally I love Kosher food but after looking it up: https://oukosher.org/the-kosher-primer/ I might agree with you - expensive processing. Funny story that I believe to be true : A mate I went to school with spent most of his working life on ground staff for El Al at Heathrow. On staff they had a priest who did whatever priests do to certify food as Kosher, El Al do take it seriously. One day some new pots and pans arrived and apparently before being used they had to have some incantations said over them whist rinsing in fresh running water. There was/is a stream at the end of I think 28L at Heathrow so off goes the priest with the pans and is doing his stuff when the cops appear in force and kart him off. He didn't speak a word of English so my mate and others who apparently did not speak Hebrew worth talking about had to go rescue him. It apparently took a while, this was pre- 9/11 but in the midst of a lot of hijackings el al going on around Europe. In future apparently all pans etc were sent into the airport pre-ordained or whatever. The thought of some little bearded guy crouching over pots and mumbling whatever suddenly being scooped up by a couple of burly cops still amuses me Cheers
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    The Ukraine plane crash

    True enough but it could also be argued that America's hands are not entirely clean in respect of the shooting down. Personally I don't really buy that argument, it was pretty crazy for the Iranians to even be allowing any civilian air movements with tensions at the level they were, Cheers
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    The Ukraine plane crash

    I'll stick with stupid automation until proven otherwise but at least they owned up quickly I don't like the theocracy at all but maybe the past few days actually weakened it, we'll have to see. Cheers
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