Jump to content

SacrificialNewt

Herø
  • Content Count

    1,133
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    8

Everything posted by SacrificialNewt

  1. SacrificialNewt

    Some great reads

    I recently finished The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor. It was VERY good. I'm now half way through The Long Earth by Pratchett and Baxter. I'm enjoying it, but I suspect it will not top Annie Thorne.
  2. SacrificialNewt

    And What Are You Listening To?

    I know that tune, but can't put my finger on where from!
  3. SacrificialNewt

    Please Explain ... if you can

    Luckily most ice cream lids in Australia are sealed in some way.
  4. SacrificialNewt

    Then to now

    A mostly red spiky whatsit.
  5. SacrificialNewt

    Got H?

    The haiku is sparse Kimmo needs more company But I hate haiku
  6. SacrificialNewt

    Router Recommendation

    iinet - it's the same dodgy modem they gave me. It takes a full 15 minutes to restore Internet connectivity when restarted. They sent it and it sits unopened because it truly is a POS.
  7. SacrificialNewt

    Router Recommendation

    In hindsight, my friend would have waited longer as it appears that only 11 people have had it connected, and none of the more technologically adept people have yet. She's been told that even if someone installed a non-vectoring router, they wouldn't know who it was. I hope everyone pays heed.
  8. SacrificialNewt

    Wasting water with environmental flows

    Just another reason why it won't happen...and it would require a lot of bridges.
  9. SacrificialNewt

    Wasting water with environmental flows

    No hate, but they aren't so productive. I believe that deserts have a tendency to expand and our interference has caused a lot of desertification. In any case, nature will take over no matter what we do. Once our species is extinct our impact will have been that we introduced some species to different areas and let nature run its course. Call me a cynic, but we'll all be dead in the end.
  10. SacrificialNewt

    Then to now

    One of my client's 6yo daughter thought it would be fun to flush my Samsung S7 down the toilet last week. We didn't believe her when she told us that's where she'd hidden it. Fortunately it was too big to flush away, and it survived without any apparent problem. Go Samsung! That said, my S5 died when it fried on the charger. If I had left it much longer it would have caught fire. It was too hot to touch and the metal of the charger and USB slot had melted.
  11. SacrificialNewt

    Ladders. They hurt

    I'm 46 and find I can do it on my right leg, but lack balance on my left. I know a bit of yoga would fix that right up.
  12. SacrificialNewt

    Wasting water with environmental flows

    Yes, it would be ocean water, but it would still bring rain. Salination issues occur only around the vicinity of the shores. However, the desert would surely shrink over time. I know we don't do chain gangs anymore, but I'm not exactly opposed to it. I think it would be an interesting conquest, but I'm sure it won't happen.
  13. SacrificialNewt

    Wasting water with environmental flows

    I expect it would affect most systems. It would effectively be like cutting the country into two halves. People here have mentioned pipelines, but what I mean is to cut an entire, wide river between east and west, effectively with extremely cheap prisoner labour. I'm sure it would take decades. I don't actually see it happening though.
  14. SacrificialNewt

    Wasting water with environmental flows

    Rainfall in the centre of Australia
  15. SacrificialNewt

    Then to now

    I think Chaos managed to re-enact my account when my original email address was defunct and I'd forgotten my password.
  16. SacrificialNewt

    Wasting water with environmental flows

    Interesting. I was under the impression that the MD was dry in some parts. I believe some farms (such as Cubbie Station) are entitled to far too many litres of water and are stockpiling in their dams. How about we get prisoners to dig a trench from the Pacific to the Indian and change the entire system.
  17. SacrificialNewt

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    I watched the end of the season. It's a cliffhanger. No crash and burn yet.
  18. SacrificialNewt

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    I've been watching Dead to Me on Netflix. Not bad at all.
  19. SacrificialNewt

    Ladders. They hurt

    Oogla. I'm up ladders often, and I have no fear. Possibly because I've never fallen off one, even if it's a little unstable. I have worried a little about the extendable ones taking my weight when they seem to bow a little at the middle and I'm cleaning 2nd floor windows. However, they always have held so far. I should worry consider I have no insurance and I work as a sole trader. I'm only part time though. I can't afford it. Too much debt, not enough income and family problems mean I can't work more right now. Oh well, that's life. Hope you heal well.
  20. SacrificialNewt

    I Dare you

    So there is a big likelihood that even if the weight didn't put her there, it might be keeping her there, and her unwitting daughter is enabling her.
  21. SacrificialNewt

    I Dare you

    What put her in the wheelchair?
  22. SacrificialNewt

    I Dare you

    I'm confused. Are you referring to yourself or another woman in a wheelchair?
  23. SacrificialNewt

    Then to now

    Hi Ivan. LTNS. I'm very active on the 'disease' Facebook, but have no interest in any other social media sites. I came back here a few months ago. It's slow going though, and I find I have little time to get into the more political threads these days. For me it's been a decade of a few diamonds, and a lot of rust.
  24. SacrificialNewt

    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    A favourite of mine Yes. A much better version than Rod Stewart's
×