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Cybes last won the day on May 12

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  1. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    Ordinarily, neither do I. But many others do, including a few who are actually worth reading - and who don't post on more sensible platforms. You don't need Twitter installed, your browser should cope as a reader.
  2. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    https://twitter.com/davidfickling/status/1131165015124242432 https://theconversation.com/explaining-adani-why-would-a-billionaire-persist-with-a-mine-that-will-probably-lose-money-117682
  3. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    Did you not just see me disagree with those conclusions? The numbers quoted, otoh, are not simply a matter of opinion.
  4. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    Because the Libs want all the credit for things going right, is why. If you aren't willing to admit that you're riding the wave of a surging global economy, then you don't get to claim it's the world's fault when it tanks, either. But, upon reflection, I think at least a chunk of the blame goes to the RBA rather than the reigning administration. Those guys are a government institution, sure, but they don't take orders from Treasury - and they do get to set interest rates, which can feed bubbles if not actually start them.
  5. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    Wanna tell me again how putting these clowns back in was more responsible than the alternatives? https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2019/jun/06/the-government-has-run-the-economy-into-the-ground
  6. Cybes

    What a joke

    Well, yes and no, really. Have a look at the breathtaking power grabs our own governments have made over the last few decades, and most particularly since the Libs last took the reigns. Whoever gets in, they will cement their own position - it's just a matter of how far they're willing to go at one time that changes. I don't think I want to live in this country any more. But there aren't any others I'd rather go to either.
  7. Cybes

    i see dead people

    Aww man! I guess Avon really did end up going after all.
  8. Cybes

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Getting rarer all the time - the Pu for the RTGs isn't being made since the military nukes aren't being produced so much. All-solar missions don't have a nice toasty pile to snuggle up with. And it's true that vacuum is a great insulator. Getting *rid* of heat is a far more usual problem. But the aforementioned all-solar missions shut down everything but charging circuitry during nights or distant stretches, and those periods are long enough for radiative cooling to matter.
  9. Cybes

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Depends what you mean. There are twits on YT comments suggesting it for Earth-bound ones, and those guys are clearly stupid. OTOH, NASA likes to keep there electronics above the temperature where they stop working, so it makes sense for deep space-born stuff and rovers.
  10. I only meant compared to what we've become accustomed to today - 50Mbps nominally, in my case. As it happens, I misremembered. I did have a 2400 briefly. That was bought to fit the budget of the time, but fortune smiled at just about the moment the 9600 released in Aus.
  11. Cybes

    My mother died

    About the best anyone can hope for, really. Sorry for your loss, man.
  12. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    Abbott did attend seminary and was on his way to being a priest. Mull that over in your head for a bit, an then tell me what's worse: that this is the quality of person deemed acceptable for the priesthood; or that we're ok with putting raving Christies in the Lodge. ScoMo is not helping in the 'raving stakes, being an in-tongues Pentecostal.
  13. Cybes

    how crap is this government ?

    Abbott's a Jesuit. Given that some people reckon the current Pope is also, Tones would probably cream himself about that posting.
  14. Cybes

    What's on your mind?

    Surely you aren't surprised by that - it's right there in the name: public wifi. You should not have any expectation of privacy in any public space - even virtual ones.
  15. Worst I ever got was a 9600bps modem. All very civilised, really - just horribly slow. Glad I missed out on the days of acoustic couplers!