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    i see dead people

    every new corpse tends to get their own brief thread, and then they sink down the listings like so much dust to the bottom of the vacuum bag of collected human existence so i've decided maybe we need a consolidated thread where each new loss can be mourned, but they all get another chance for consideration with each new addition to the thread, and like a communal cemetery for the entire planet's icons of our younger days, they gain vicarious immortality and repeated exposure whenever someone else comes to the party (as it were) so, today's nomination isn't a major player, but those of significant vintage will remember don rickles he was commonly seen giving shit to celebrities in roasts, but my best memory is him as the conniving player in kelly's heroes - crapgame, the quartermaster who co-ordinated the supplies they needed to set out for the gold, and joined their platoon ...and the voice of mr. potato head in toy story - what better pedigree for a guy who got famous at roasts ? vale mr. rickles; you represent a politically incorrect, simpler world, and you will remain part of the background noise of my youth
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    well, that makes me a loser then
  3. the title is actually a rhetorical question, i think some time ago i gave my opinion that tony abbott would prove to be our worst prime minister ever, although to be fair i can only remember back to living under ming and his successors, so maybe prior to the middle of last century we had worse leaders anyway, several people offered a dissenting opinion at the time, so i thought it was germane to revisit the subject and ask if there are any people out there who might be able to offer a positive spin on this bunch of hooray henries don't let me single out the p.m. though - feel free to comment on joe hockey, christopher pyne and george brandis too, to name just the worst other offenders on the front bench i don't think i've been as embarrassed to admit australian citizenship since the latter days of the howard regime, but i would be pleased to have somebody enlighten me as to the significant positive changes to australia since the last federal election... although i must accept that the defeat and retirement of kevin rudd stands up as one shining plus knock yourselves out
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    linda paloma by jackson brown ?
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    because not everyone has an aural fixation, i propose an equivalent thread to the "and what are you listening to?" thread, because my creative and artistic friend(s) often alert me to really great things so, does anyone know how to imbed vimeo, or is it too "out there" to have the ability ? meantime, whilst you cogitate on that, here's my first offering : The Gunfighter really amusing :) and because no-one has even commented on my prior linkage to this web series : High Maintenance immensely fucking awesome !! feel free to add your own, but they had better be good really, really good ... or i won't like them (much)
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    What a joke

    i'd rather tony abbott micallef is total fail for my ideas of entertaining
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    What's on your mind?

    i'm playing with linux mint some too but the drivers for such things as serious sound cards, or physX for gaming, or even a large number of steam titles, is rather deficient sure, firefox, open office, and thunderbird are easy to get but the faffing around required to get my opentx (taranis radio control) and silverware (microdrones utilising keil and stm) is really work i don't need so i have regretfully resigned to my fate with win 10, although i won't be putting it on the bigger ssd until i'm forced to next year... but pleased that it's a freebie if i must
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    What's on your mind?

    my biggest annoyance is all the hardware that will be potentially redundant thanks to their shitfuckery i have a whole lot of flashing tools for drones / phones / tablets that might require a major overhaul, and in all honesty, i am too old and tired to give a rats for the "experience"
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    What's on your mind?

    ooeee ! for the first time since m$ attempted to force win10 on me earlier in the decade, they have ramped up their stance today a spontaneous window appears on my win7 desktop, breathlessly announcing that winter is coming... no, wait... end of win 7 support is coming https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information?OCID=win7_app_omc_win what can i do ? can i still upgrade ? well, apparently per their link, no There was a promotional free upgrade offer available when Windows 10 first released, but that offer expired on 29 July 2016. You can purchase and download Windows 10 on your device today. However, if your computer is more than three years old, it might be time to consider upgrading to a new device. We would love to help you find a computer that’s faster, safer, and delivers the new features Windows 10 has to offer before your current PC slows you down. We’d love to help find one that fits your needs and budget. but i am resolute, and unplug my sammy 850evo, and attach the old vertex3, and fire up the win10 install usb i whipped up a little earlier some minutes later, i offer it my win 7 ultimate key, and it blesses me with authentication for win10 pro lying m$ fuckers that's as devious as when canon notified me the lide 35 scanner was unable to work with win7, and offered me some $ towards a "necessary upgrade", and i then loaded the lide 60 drivers and it's working still... hmmm... must check how the lide35 does with win10 i guess apparently it's time i considered new hardware too, because : PCs originally built with Windows 7 are running 10-year-old technology. Windows 10 has many of the same features and capabilities from Windows 7 built into the experience. Once you move to a new PC, there will be many aspects of the experience that you will find familiar, but also with important innovations and capabilities that were not available ten years ago. Take a look at these innovative new features available with Windows 10 on a new device: Newer PC hardware that is faster, more capable, and more compatible with the latest industry technology. no wonder e-waste will pollute the planet in exponential production of "superseded technology", because idiot consumers believe what they are told tldr : take advantage of your free win 10 update today, regardless of the bullshit they tell you
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    What's on your mind?

    i wonder if god is raining fire and brimstone on the established religious hierarchy ?
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    It's Compass O'Clock

    i am shunning the term "side effects" and suggest instead the more accurate descriptor "adverse effects" is used it's advertising jargon to refer to bad things as if they are an accompaniment to what we're being served
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    Beresheet

    what do you expect with its ring of fire ?
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    Soul

    my thoughts are that what might be a soul is the resonance we create and leave behind in the universe, which may well be influenced by the resonance of all those who came before us, and may well influence those who come after us as such, it exists for eternity, and will radiate into the universe for as long as it lasts as for immortality - anyone who has ever known us and remembers is just that, for a brief period in the long view of reality any of our thoughts or influence perpetuates that existence although it somewhat worries me that my offsprings' disposable nappies in landfill will have longevity to outlast my immediate progeny by at least a generation
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    What's on your mind?

    my best discovery was that i used the local comparison site to renegotiate gas billing; electricity is already as good as it gets then i had a recalculation and discovered (i thought) that a different plan was "better" and asked on the phone to change again the bad news ? my initial calculation neglected a slightly better discount, although on reflection, the gas price is "locked" for 2 years on the one i took, and i douby gas will get cheaper - quite the opposite; on projected use, currently i might be $10 worse off; if the standard price rises ensue, that will be reversed in no time the good news ? i won a $50 bonus for taking the initial option, and after cancelling less than a day later, i will still get that bonus, plus the lesser bonus for the second billing from memory they did that when i re-jigged electricity (twice), and i ended getting double the bonus my conclusion ? given how weird the system is, if i change my plan often enough it appears they will credit me more than the bill after a while... i wonder if that's possible ? doesn't look like their marketing people expected to get taken by the players using the system to their own benefit
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    how crap is this government ?

    oh well, better late than never only 5 more weeks of no government, before we get to see how poorly labor can do personally, i'm keen to see the liberals be amazed at how unpopular they were and most of all, for my local electorate members - number all the boxes, but put tony last
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    What's on your mind?

    faaark ! our bill was $388.49 you win.... although there's 4 of us, and that incorporates at least 5 electric kiln firings into the bargain ... like, 1100 celsius for several hours at a time using triple phase but i think our fridge is more efficient than yours
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    nah, i saw the movie
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    indigo is purple to us plebs
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    how crap is this government ?

    revenge is a dish best served cold i was working at st vincent's at the time billy snedden reportedly died "on the job" in a local motel On 27 June 1987, just hours after attending John Howard's election campaign launch, Snedden suffered a fatal heart attack at the Travelodge motel in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, while having sex with an ex-girlfriend of his son Drew, identified only as "Wendy". Melbourne newspaper The Truth headlined its report "Snedden died on the job", while the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Snedden was wearing a condom and that "it was loaded"
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    how crap is this government ?

    late to the party, but john mack (member for north sydney when i lived there) was an exemplar, and a true independent moved from council to local to federal politics and retired purposefully as a protest just before he would be given a huge pension, because he thought that was unconscionable john hatton was good too and oddly enough, john gorton, for this act of honesty in politics : After the 1969 election, Gorton was unsuccessfully challenged for the Liberal leadership by McMahon and National Development Minister David Fairbairn. With the Liberals falling further behind Labor in the polls in 1971, a challenge was launched in March when Defence Minister Malcolm Fraser resigned. Fraser had strongly supported Gorton for the leadership two years earlier, but now attacked Gorton on the floor of parliament in his resignation speech, saying that Gorton was "not fit to hold the great office of Prime Minister." Gorton called a Liberal caucus meeting for 10 March 1971 to settle the matter. A motion of confidence in his leadership was tied. Under Liberal caucus rules of the time, a tied vote meant the motion was lost, and hence Gorton could have remained as party leader and Prime Minister without further ado. However, he took it upon himself to resign, saying "Well, that is not a vote of confidence, so the party will have to elect a new leader. A ballot was held and McMahon was elected leader and thus Prime Minister. Australian television marked the end of Gorton's stormy premiership with a newsreel montage accompanied by Sinatra's anthem "My Way".
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    that video is a lie it doesn't show how you can cut a tile easily... anyone can draw the lines
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    What's on your mind?

    yeah, ms24 commented on it to me, and the concept of people becoming sympathetic to animals' suffering when they are stuck in traffic sorta neglects that the commuters are suffering animals, although they won't get killed inhumanely and eaten (unless they are exceedingly unlucky) into the bargain i can just see the poor sympathiser in the masses of gridlock : "let me through, i'm rostered at a vegan restaurant..." let's make people see our point more clearly by trapping animals in an inhumane enclosure - a car caught in traffic
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