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    how crap is this government ?

    Nope doesn't happen. I grew spuds and swedes for fresh market and the last year I grew spuds for that company they had installed brand new equipment to automatically grade the produce as it went through the factory. So instead of a dozen people grading the veges you had one bod keeping half an eye on the line in case the machine missed a bad spud or it actually broke. Packing was pretty automated too so nowhere else in the production chain for them to go. On the picking side, spuds still need a tractor operator and at least two people on the harvester, but that's waaaaaaay down from the dozens farmers used to employ to hand pick the spuds after the tractor mounted spud lifter had been through. Swedes where still hand picked when we did them (crew of about a dozen on a 13 acre paddock) but now are all machine harvested and graded apparently. As for the smartarse unskilled labour comments by some, they might consider it unskilled but from doing some myself and working with other pickers etc it is actually a skilled job, just a different skill set to sitting on your arse in an office. A good example is the Swedes. A new picker or slacker would do 2 half tonne boxes a day if lucky. Someone with a bit of skill and knowledge could do 3 or 4 boxes a day and the swedes in the box would be trimmed better. So don't blather on to me about "unskilled" labour.
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    Could the Democrats please wake up ?

    China does not equal communism. Even if China became fully Democratic in the Western sense (I would put this about as likely as our sun going nova next week) I am sure it's leaders and bureaucracy would be still quite capable of playing the long game.
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    how crap is this government ?

    Does them a lot of good if their homes are under water doesn't it? Every time I think the current clowns have hit rock bottom they seem to come up with some way to increase the cringe factor and confirm they haven't got a single bloody clue about anything.
  4. Which reminds me must get a new jaffle maker. Sister did this once although the recipe called them Boston beans. She said never again, a hell of a lot of work just for some up market baked beans.
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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Possibly mean internal cabin lining panels since the complaints are about the quality control? Just a guess.
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    The IvanTheTerrible buttf#cknowhere exploration thread

    That looks as uncomfortable as all getout (says the man who drove round most of Australia in a Mini Moke). But you certainly would have time to take in the scenery at tractor speed.
  7. Is baked beans on toast with cheese a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal? Whatever you want. Chuck a couple of poached or fried eggs on there and it's even better. Yum. Most appropriate? Possibly brekky and lunch. For dinner definitely add the eggs and even a bit of bacon, fried or grilled ham or a sausage or two with some green tomato pickles to top it off. Yummo.
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    Project Binky

    Beat me too it.
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    Sound card died again

    There is that too. I went through a succession of Creative and other brand sound cards over the years, but for the last couple of PCs I have just stuck with the onboard Realtek HD audio which seems perfectly fine to me. Speaker and headphone quality have a much bigger effect on audio quality these days.
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    how crap is this government ?

    Ye considering the LNP uses blue normally it is definitely odd that they used AEC purple for those signs.
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    how crap is this government ?

    And apparently that slimy toad Barnady Joyce is struggling to make ends meet. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-29/barnaby-joyce-says-hes-struggling-on-211-thousand-dollar-income/11357798 Bloody prick.
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    Sound card died again

    Frankly except for specialised uses I find the modern onboard audio solutions to be good enough for almost everything theses days. Oh gawd. No wonder you are killing things. What about case fans? Do you have any actual airflow through your PC case? Intake fan at the front and exhaust fan at the rear or top? or do you shut them off too?
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    Real life Fallout

    Yay,
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    Then to now

    https://www.fiaformulae.com/ http://www.motogp.com/en/FIM+Enel+MotoE+World+Cup
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    Then to now

    Jeez I am, particularly a BEV ute. Instant full torque, quiet, economical and no more having to visit the service station. Pity I just can't afford any sort of replacement vehicle so I have to keep my old diesel ute running for the time being.
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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Perhaps time the FAA and related bodies world wide, reconsider what is classed as an upgrade and what is considered a new aircraft? Personally as a rough idea major changes to engine type and size, or major changes to airframe dimensions, or of course major changes to flight surfaces should at least be considered a new airframe. I would even add in major changes to cockpit design and aircraft control systems as being more than a tweak to an existing design. Or go super draconian and any change to a models performance and handling needs full recertification from scratch. Yes well aware this would seriously push up the price of aircraft and therefore travel costs but this may be what's necessary to try and stop this sort of bullshit happening.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Le Tour of course. Silly buggers riding pushbikes across France.
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    Real life Fallout

    Sorry couldn't resist.
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    Then to now

    Bollocks to that Ivan it's about the only advantage of getting old AFAIK. Young and cranky you are just a nuisance, old and cranky you have "life experience". Nothing to complain about with that IMO. What class does the missus race in? And that's one hell of a change. Go for it and have fun.
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    Real life Fallout

    Jeez Ivan you must have really cheesed off the god of camping and travel or something. Oops and bugger. Nice pic though. if you are in to stargazing at all the Aussie outback can be pretty good given the lack of light pollution.
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    The NZ gun buy back

    Wouldn't be hard to do with a semi auto centrefire chris. Even a bolt action can be bloody expensive EG $12,800 for .338 bolt action. https://www.gunemporium.com.au/product/barrett-mrad-338-lap-26-fluted-fde-10-shot/ Chuck a few more grand on for a decent hunting scope. Heck you can easily spend 3 grand on an decent 22LR bolt action rimfire. Even a cheapy Philipino 22lr will set you back $400.00 in Australia.
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    Wasting water with environmental flows

    Ye reads a bit like that, doesn't it?
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    how crap is this government ?

    Really? What in effect is a Government subsidy specifically for one market is Capitalism at work? Bullshit Rybags, unmitigated bullshit.
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    Wasting water with environmental flows

    No actually it explains how poorly thought out schemes can be hijacked by the unscrupulous and the profiteers. Basically the whole plan has holes big enough to a drive 400Hp tractor through whilst towing a 50ft seeder and not even get close to the sides. It's a massive failure of legislation, governance and monitoring.
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    Wasting water with environmental flows

    It's partly because Sydney and Melbourne didn't want each other to be the national capital so they went with (IMO) the moronic decision to site it elsewhere. It seems at Federation section 125 stipulated that the new national capital had to be in NSW but at least 160kms from Sydney. According to Wikipedia the locations of Bombala, southern Monaro, Orange, Yass, Albury, Tamworth, Armidale, Tumut and Dalgety where all discussed with Dalgety being chosen by the Feds but NSW objected and refused to cede the required ground as it was too far from Sydney, so the current site was then chosen. So even at Federation the state politicians where being arseholes. Dalgety is still in the middle of sod all so not much change really. Also came across this odd little quirk RE the ACT and Jervis Bay. https://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-02-13/why-does-canberra-have-a-beach-at-jervis-bay/8193752 Jervis Bay would have made rather a nice national capital IMO.
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