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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I saw one of these f1 cars at the Ballarat Festival of Motoring (link to news story). It's a beautiful thing and I spent a good amount of time just staring at it, taking it all in.
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    Gran Turismo 6

    Damn it, now I'm gonna have to go back to it again tonight and try and get it sorted. I'll give the other view options a go. I usually role with as little electronic assist as possible but it did seem to help with this challenge. Like you said, so many walls! and man, they come at you quick in this thing! Now I've just gotta get gold! Were you using controller or wheel Mademan? I tend to think controller adds a fair bit of difficulty due to the on/off nature of the buttons where driving requires more progressive throttle control. Either way I'll keep at it. To be honest I hadn't played GT6 since I last posted here until last night so still need to get my eye back in. Talking of cars, I think they've made some effort to not make every car sound the same this time round but they could still go to a lot more effort on that front I think. The sound could be a lot better or more varied at least. I haven't unlocked a lot of cars but I'm particularly happy with the Corvette Racecar Concept ('61 I think) the AMG Vision GT Concept, and the X-BOW. I've been trying to do as many races as possible without having to purchase a car, except for the seasonal challenges which are a good bit of fun and good source of cash. I finally bought my old favourite though, the Skyline GTS-R '87 - the closest thing I could get to a VL Commodore :P
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    Gran Turismo 6

    Yeah I'm on controller. Probably not the way its meant to be played but no space for wheel and stuff. I found turning all the electronic assist stuff up to 10 (except the traction control because it gets bogged down so that's at about 6 I think) helps get the thing pointed in the right direction. I only had time for a couple more goes and didn't manage to top my bronze time yet though. One day I will build a dedicated racing system...probably in 15 years when people are playing GT12.
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    Gran Turismo 6

    Ha ha ha. Im the same. That launch at the start! Its like a slingshot! So fast! First corner I found the most difficult then the third onto the straight. Not.sure if its humanly possible to do this one at full pace, its just blurry quick with pedal to the metal. Scary
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    International TV

    I ended up opting for something similar Nich..., basicly avoiding scores and downloading the match after - means I can watch it at an appropriate aussie time. Discovered some good subscription services too. Ended up being an easier answer than stuffing around with a dish and all that :)
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    International TV

    Probably a stupid question. Also not sure if the right place to put it but figure it's sort of display related... I notice every few houses in Melbourne have a massive dish in the backyard and it got me wondering if these are used to access international tv? Then I thought it would be kinda cool if that is possible particularly for sports, say ice hockey from us... So is it possible? Is it as easy as buying a dish and pointing it in the right direction or is there some subscription services or something that you need to sign up for? Or is it easier just getting pay tv? Anyways, is here anyone with experience with this sort of thing and just how hard is it to access this sort of stuff?
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    Spying on the neighbours

    The whole spying situation is something that I assumed was going on in the background between all governments, but when it becomes apparent to the party being spied on that its happening I can imagine the anger and its an awkward situation. Hopefully this doesn't have any long term damage on the relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Do you think that Abbot's stance so far of "Everyone was doing it" is adequate? Do you think that its reasonable for governments to be trying to listen in on the conversations of other government officials? http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/1...tp-apologise-pm I could be wrong, but in another show of excellence in journalism/editing - in a move that rivals china's photoshopping efforts it looks like ninemsn used a photo of the pm with president Yudhoyono with a black hat that looks like it was drawn in using MS Paint. Pretty sure black hat is a symbol of spying... so is this a stuff up where an opportunistic journalist just grabbed the first photo they could find or is it more deliberate? I'll be shocked if that is a real hat, it just doesn't look right in the lighting of the photo.
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    What are you playing at the moment?

    terraria.... still... and bf4, but now that the weather is coming good there will be less gaming and more outdoor activities :)
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    Spying on the neighbours

    Oh I don't blame Abbott - I'd heard that they had traced it back to 2009 or something, but just wondered whether his statements on it were enough right now. AD, it certainly gives Indonesia a one-up on us at the moment. Do you think it will blow over after a couple of months or do you think it might damage our ability to negotiate with Indonesia into the future.
  10. Debt would go straight to the balance sheet as a liability and the funds received would be added to the cash balances. The expenditure of that loaned money on non capital items would go to expenditure - increasing the deficit (assuming there was no other income to fund that expenditure, but if that were the case why borrow?). Capital expenditure would be on the balance sheet - added to assets i.e. not affect the deficit directly. However I imagine they amortise/depreciate the assets which would be charged as a non-cash expenditure which indirectly increases expenditure (and any potential deficit). edited: for further clarity.
  11. I've gotten more pessimistic of people as I've gotten older. The above is the truth. Your just as likely to find idiot drivers as you are cyclists as you are pedestrians.
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    Green Room Pics Thread

    I laughed far too hard at that polis one. Bloody Good!
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    Ford versus Holden

    I believe the new entrants to the V8 Supercar series have also found it difficult to match the pushrods on power and efficiency despite them using newer engine setups... I've usually been a Holden man myself, First car was a Holden. but agree with Morg on the utes.
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    Trans Pacific Partnership agreement leaked

    I'm sort of starting to wonder what the tipping point will be now. But whatever it is I'm pretty sure it's a long way off. The problem as I see it is that the public expects the government to be trying to erode our privacy and our rights to make decisions for ourselves, so when this stuff happens everyone just nods their heads, accepts it, and on we go. I'm starting to sound like a conspiracy theorist. Damn.
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    What's on your mind?

    Welcome to team red!
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    The Australian car industry

    no no no, ninemsn answered the question with a simple yes/no poll on whether the car industry should continue to be supported and most dickwads answered no. So there, problem solved, no we shouldn't support it. (I'm with xyzzy on this by the way) And its not just the car industry that struggles either its a majority of Australian manufacturing that's struggling. The problem is the Australian manufacturers are put at a disadvantage through the importers receiving generally favourable importing terms when they've paid someone $1.25A an hour somewhere else to make the item, compared to $25/$30A per hour for labour here. We're priced out of our own market. Meanwhile we have high labour costs and higher costs to export due to shit negotiation for trade by the gov so we're at even more of a disadvantage overseas. (I don't really know much about this stuff but that's my take on it)
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    Bringing back [AC-DC] for Battlefield 3?

    I found the BF3 SP playthrough fairly ok on my system although it did start crashing out on me on one level around the middle of the campaign, full computer lockup and hard reset neaded. came back to it 9 months later and it did the same thing but tried 3 or so times and somehow it skipped ahead a checkpoint and was all good from then on - so yeah bit of a gamebreaking bug for some reason on that checkpoint but otherwise ok. Although I did find the bit towards the end with the plane sweeping through and unloading on the squad and the squad hiding behind cars a bit farfetched - everyone would be little specks of red on the dirt from that after one pass... If it works anything like bf3 its probably better to save $10 and get the standard + premium because all the expansions will be included in premium. Deluxe buyers may get access a couple of days earlier to the China Rising expansion but at the end of the day that means nothing.
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    What's on your mind?

    The interest rates aren't nearly as good though. Or, you know, you could just get a simple interest bearing account. I'm guessing you've got one of those "contribute minimum $30 a month and don't take money out during the month and we'll pay you x%" accounts?
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    Bringing back [AC-DC] for Battlefield 3?

    I liked BF3, almost as much as I liked BF2142. I dunno what it was with BF4 but I kinda struggled with the lighting in the beta. Not sure if its just that map tho or whether I need to be playing with the settings at my end. I really struggled to see enemies during the beta. Still I wanna buy bf4 and see how I stack up against the locals (we do get that locality feature over here in aus, right?).
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    International TV

    Thanks for the advice Ishta. You sound fairly confident its possible on this side of the world - gives me some motivation anyways to keep looking into it. I once knew someone who had the dodgy paytv card. If I remember rightly the provider (foxtel or whoever it is) changed the code or something fairly regularly and he'd have to chase another card, so it became a bit of a pain in the butt. Still, paytv is probably the easiest option at this stage. Kinda pricey tho and pretty sure sports channels are extra on top of the base fees.
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    International TV

    Don't worry man, you'll have that market to yourself until I've done a bit more research on this :) I was kinda hoping it was simpler than I thought but at the same time, figured everyone would do it if it were that easy. I'll keep looking into it.
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    International TV

    From what I've read 2-3 meter dishes are the go, which lines up with what I see around Melb, and like you said, motorised seems like the go. I'll have to look into it further and work out exactly what I can access before I go and blow money on anything.
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    Bringing back [AC-DC] for Battlefield 3?

    I'm still on occasionally. Have seen Bastion and Kat, Cold Earth and Corky and have joined in when they were on vanilla maps (I don't have premium). They all play under different clan names tho now so I think ACDC has probably had its time. I'm still running the tags tho anyways ha ha. I haven't bought BF4 yet but will at release, and might actually get my act together and get premium this time round as well.
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    International TV

    Its really hard to find any clear information and the only info I've found elsewhere seems to be about 4-5years old and alludes to the us tv being beamed to their international military bases, and some did say it was encrypted. But basicly it just seems like a lot of people throwing maybes around. I found a couple of sites that had charts for satellites supposedly over Melbourne but I was struggling to read them and work out what it all means. That said, I don't mind Asian tv either. I got into If You Are the One recently, man those chicks are harsh! ha ha ha. And there have been plenty of good Asian movies on sbs over the years when I've been bored and channel surfing. I can live with subtitles etc, but probably wouldn't go out of my way to access it at the moment.
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    International TV

    Hmmm, yeah there would be a language barrier for me if I accessed Asian tv so not really worth that for me. Do ya know if it's it possible to get American tv? Would there be more expenses than just buying the dish and receiver? .... Aaaand.... Is nhl etc. even on free to air tv in America? Or is it just on pay tv there too. That would dictate whether asking the question was even worth it. Ha ha, I know nothing.
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