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    What makes an awesome party?

    Elicit drugs I mean. Alcohol is alright as long as they are over 18. Oh ideas on what sort of First Aid kits I should be getting for this? I figure a generic domestic kit will be fine, but at $100 it might be a waste of money? Shouldn't the camp itself have the required first aid? Rob. Yeah, I asked them about it. They have one, but we're supposed to bring our own. "We" as in the party planning committee? Or "we" as in the camp group? Rob. The scout hall has a First Aid kit in the case of emergencies, but the people organising the camp + food + beer (we) need to bring a first aid kit too. Yeah, pretty much all the dancers are hot, and there's a fairly good female to male ratio.
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    Where do I find maps of Sydney by suburb?

    Sometimes you have no choice but to put a highway next to a school, tho'. In the case of the Pacific Hwy, only a very small part of it is in Sydney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Highway_(Australia) Oh, I see. So it's more of a route than road per se. I'm from Darwin were I'm used to the Highway being used to describe a large high speed road, for instance the Stuart Highway is definitely one continuous road and where it enters Darwin city and the speed limit drops, it is no longer considered to be the Highway, but instead becomes Daly St (despite the route continuing in a straight line).
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    What makes an awesome party?

    Elicit drugs I mean. Alcohol is alright as long as they are over 18. Oh ideas on what sort of First Aid kits I should be getting for this? I figure a generic domestic kit will be fine, but at $100 it might be a waste of money? Shouldn't the camp itself have the required first aid? Rob. Yeah, I asked them about it. They have one, but we're supposed to bring our own.
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    Hard drive power issue

    Yeah, I thought about that, so I unplugged my other drives. no effect.
  5. My house got sold, I got given 30 days notice at the start of Stuvac (5th June), my exams finished on the 22 June, I've been organising a camp for 90 people for 30th June - 2nd July (I booked the venue in November last year), and I have to be out by the 5th July. So all in all, I'm pretty fucking busy.
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    Where do I find maps of Sydney by suburb?

    How on earth did you come up with Beaconsfield, Rosebery and Zetland being the same suburb? Beaconsfield 2015, Rosebery 2018 and Zetland 2017 are not the same suburb with 3 different names. They are each seperate suburbs with thier own postcode as I have indicated. I'm aware that they are different suburbs, but the three suburbs are collectively the same size as Kensington, and the suburb names 'Beaconsfield' and 'Zetland' are almost on top of each other. On Google maps, the suburb name Beaconsfield is roughly the corner of Botany and Epsom Rd, whilst Zetland is Joynton Ave and Epsom Rd - that's 300m apart. And note that this 300m stretch of Epsom Rd is actually in Rosebery. Generally, suburb names are placed in the middle of a suburb on a map, so maybe Google has just fucked up the placement of the Suburb names. Wait, I have a better one, the suburb name 'Beaconsfield' covers two shops either side of Botany Rd (Bee Dee Bags and Jaycar Electronics), which are respectively located in Alexandria and Rosebery. So where the fuck is Beaconsfield? And maybe Google should moove the suburb name to wherever it is. WTH? I can drive from one side of Sydney to the other in <2hrs. La Perouse to Watsons Bay takes about half an hour to 45 mins. try that at around 8a.m. on a week day I didn't say what time. Once school zones come in, it takes twice as long to get anywhere. after around 6.30 a.m. you mean; the school zones are no impediment at the rate "peak hour" traffic in sydney crawls - 40kph is wishful thinking one of the distinct advantages of the motorbike is the legal use of transit lanes Yeah, the times I was quoting were peak hour times to exaggerate the difference. Outside of peak hour it's probably 15min for Darwin and 45 for Sydney, but that's still a huge difference. From memory Darwin doesn't have school zones on major highways - because, seriously it's a highway, you don't put schools next to highways, Urban Planning 101. I've always thought it is quite funny how Sydney labels some of their roads, like the 'Pacific Highway' and 'Great Western Highway' - neither King St nor Parramatta Road are Highways, you don't have on-street parking on a highway.
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    Hard drive power issue

    No it's not one of those green drives, it's a standard Seagate 1.5TB 7200.11 and it's about 3 months old. I don't have this drive in a chassis, so power contacts shouldn't be an issue. Actually it's been fine for a while now, but I'm still worried that the problem will return. I'm pretty sure that it is the heads parking themselves with power outage, that's what it sounds like, and I get the regular Windows freeze when it locates a new drive being detected. What the fucks up with that anyway? Why does plugging in a new drive cause the interface to freeze for a couple of seconds? I'll have a look at the power saving features, but I don't think I have any turned on - and it is only occuring on this one drive (I have 8 drives plugged in ATM).
  8. I have no idea whether guys do that, but as I said I have previously advertised as females preferred (well, normally you have 3 radio buttons Males pref, females pref, no pref, I just select females pref). I think it's a bit different to say "Females Only" in the actual description, as opposed to selecting a button regarding preferences. I think in general I prefer to live in a house with a roughly even balance of girls/guys, so it was just that one situation where we had ended up with 3 guys and 1 girl and the girl was moving out - previously it had always been two of each. I don't ever see the opposite situation occuring (being a guy myself), because I would have to be living in a 5 bedroom house with 3 girls and one person moving out - but in that hypothetical situation, I think I would advertise as males preferred.
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    "Big Australia" - Whats your view?

    I've lived in North Queensland and Darwin for almost 20 years, flooding is solved by simply having proper drainage systems - generally there isn't any valleys that flood, the land is pretty flat so it floods equally everywhere. Darwin would most certainly flood every year if it wasn't for the impressive drainage system - there is less water on the roads in Darwin during a cyclone then there is on Sydney roads during a light drizzle. Mackay does flood, and in part due to the Pioneer river, but the majority of the flooding (particularly in North Mackay), occurs as a result of a complete lack of drainage Any decent size dam will hold enough water to last the entirety of the dry season, and dams fill up in a matter of days (I believe that Darwin dam filled up from it's minimum level to 100% in one day last year - but that's what happens when you have 12 inches of rain fall in one day). To give you an idea of 'capacity', Darwin Dam minimum annual level is 42.5m, with a spillway of 44.5m - assuming conservatively that the bottom 10% is unusable, Darwin drains the dam to 5% below maximum capacity in the 8 months of the year that it doesn't rain. Did I mention that when Darwin received 12" of rain in didn't flood... Relative to Southern Australia there is a lot of heritage land/national parks, but it is still only a small proportion.
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    "Big Australia" - Whats your view?

    There is plenty of land close to water sources, it's called northern Australia. Go and have a look at google maps, where Australia is green there are loads of towns, with 2 exceptions A small portion of Southern West Australia (East of Perth) And the entire North of Australia Everything North of Townsville in QLD, Daly Waters in NT and Broome in WA gets plenty of rain 5 months of the year. The total area is three times the size of Victoria, with far more equivalent coastal area, but it is fucking hot. I grew up in Darwin, and it could easily sustain a population of 1million; hell if Darwin's population increased threefold in the next year, it would struggle but be otherwise sustainable - generally the problem would not be a lack of water (the Dam spends 2-3 months a year overflowing), roads or sewage system, but with the shitty electrical grid which hasn't been updated since the 70's.
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    "Big Australia" - Whats your view?

    I don't think that there's any problem with Australia having a 40,000 population per se, it's more about the distribution of that population. Australia is currently one of the most urbanised countries in the world, and I think that a double in population will lead to a more than double in urban areas as a majority of the per capita increase will occur in the major cities. Sure, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin can probably grow a fair bit, but Melbourne is struggling and Sydney is in complete shambles (Sydney doesn't have the infrastructure to support a population of 2 million, let alone the current population of 4.5 or any further increase). Furthermore, increased urbanisation, apart from strain government infrastructure, is going to make it to expensive for any one to actually live in these areas. The house I'm living in (a duplex in Kensington), was sold as a demolition property for $1.6million, that's 30 times the annual income and that's 7km from the city. Currently the median house price to wage ration is upwards of 90%. That's compared to 25% in the 80's, not the 50's the 80's! Hell, it was still only 37% in the late 90's. In the past 12 years the ratio has increased by 150%, that means that the average high income earner (someone on $85-100k), can't actually afford the average house.
  12. Such a situation isn't possible. I used to think that till I saw the bitchy sniping between three female house mates. The poor lone male house mate got caught in the middle most times and hated it. He got out as soon as practicable. Yeah, I've heard that a lot. I guess maybe a lot of them are just younger renters who haven't lived in a house full of women before. One of my stunningly hot friends walks around her house in her underwear, she lives with two guys, so envious... On the other hand I was sleeping with her, but still.
  13. I'm looking for a new place, and a brief browse of accommodation listing on gumtree reveals that about 30 of the first 40 adverts are 'FEMALE ONLY'. By comparison, there was only about 3 advertised for guys. I mean, I remember advertising my old place and for most of the 4 years I was living there we had 2 guys, 2 girls, but at one point we had 3 guys and the girl was moving out, so I marked the adverts as female preferred to keep the balance. But surely there must be houses out there with two many girls in them? My two current housemates are both chicks and they have both told me that guys are easier to live with? So what's up with all the female only accommodation?
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    What makes an awesome party?

    Elicit drugs I mean. Alcohol is alright as long as they are over 18. Oh ideas on what sort of First Aid kits I should be getting for this? I figure a generic domestic kit will be fine, but at $100 it might be a waste of money?
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    Where do I find maps of Sydney by suburb?

    Dude. The population of Darwin is 1/3rd of the that of the shire il I grew up in.. Planning real cities isn't particular effective, withou extraordinarily draconian zoning regulations. I don't know, I mean many major cities are planned: Melbourne, New York, Paris, to name a few. The population of Darwin is fuck all, but it's quite a decent sized city land wize, it's basically the equivalent to the entire Eastern Suburbs in Sydney (everything East of the Eastern Distributor). Granted, that includes the national parks and large tracks of shrubland (Darwin airport is in the centre of Darwin, and there's a pretty large buffer zone around the airport) and the beaches (which are huge by comparison to Sydney's beaches), but it doesn't include Palmerston. Mind you the great thing about planned cities, is how much easier it is to travel across the city. Granted Darwin's population is probably a fifth of the Eastern suburbs, but driving from La Perouse to Watsons bay (20km) will probably take 2 hours, while Lee Point to Government House (18km) would be 20-25 minutes.
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