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A bit ridiculous that the dam hasn't been dismantled if not in use - even though it's all of about 200 metres each direction for the entire dam, still plenty of scope for destruction - 30 metres above sea level and about 10 km worth of creek & river before the ocean.

 

That area can get pretty hairy in a short time if there's big rain. I was down that way about 20 years ago during a flood - the water level at the bridge in Nowra was only just under the road deck level.

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What's on my mind - just under two days to the start of the Shodokan Aikido World Championships held this year at the Gold Coast, and I am competing for Australia! Okay with that said with fifteen serious countries competing there is zero chance of me being anywhere near the top ten, but hey its a chance of a lifetime so why not! It will be interesting to see how our club goes and particularly a mate of mine who's been the Australian champion since 2006 by a very long shot.

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Tianjin. Been in the news lately for a horrific incident. But.. It's been nagging me. Where have I heard Tianjin. It sat as a very real nag in my mind. I knew it. And not 'sound similar to' but WAS.

 

Finally it clicked. My Sifu (Kungfu teacher) was born in Tianjin. hmmmm.

 

Hope all is well for her.

 

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Tianjin. Been in the news lately for a horrific incident. But.. It's been nagging me. Where have I heard Tianjin. It sat as a very real nag in my mind. I knew it. And not 'sound similar to' but WAS.

 

Finally it clicked. My Sifu (Kungfu teacher) was born in Tianjin. hmmmm.

 

Hope all is well for her.

 

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She does not come from Shaoshi Mountain?! Her kung-Fu is inferior!

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Anyone remember a While ago me going on about massive layoffs due to the new crop of automation? And then Adam Spencer brought it up as well - and had a disagreement with NDgT about it in about the most public way possible.

Looks like CSIRO have been drinking the same coolaide: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-25/human-touch-can-help-employees-resist-march-of-machines/6724020

Right about 10 years ago, governments need to be thinking hard about how to run an economy with only 10% of the population employed, or how to put the AI genie back in the bottle. And that's specialised AI - that 10% is going to shrink to very sub 1% if general AI hits the ground.

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Hey! Arty-farty morons!

 

It's sort of a good idea to put those multi-million dollar paintings a bit more out of reach of members of the public who might inadvertantly trip over on your shiny floors and by reflex brace themselves on said artworks and accidentally put a hole in them.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNOdQv2ZnE

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Hey! Arty-farty morons!

 

It's sort of a good idea to put those multi-million dollar paintings a bit more out of reach of members of the public who might inadvertantly trip over on your shiny floors and by reflex brace themselves on said artworks and accidentally put a hole in them.

 

 

 

My favourite comment:

 

"Now it will be worth 2 million since it has been touched by the innocence and regret of a child"

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Over. Seven. Hundred.

 

Still wanna tell me electric vehicles don't have a practical range?

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Over. Seven. Hundred.

 

Still wanna tell me electric vehicles don't have a practical range?

 

Is there much work going on in producing engines with more torque?

 

I wonder if it would be possible to use the roof space of truck trailers for solar panels to charge the cells, probably not with the current solar technology but think of the reduction in carbon emissions possible with that.

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Over. Seven. Hundred.

 

Still wanna tell me electric vehicles don't have a practical range?

Yup.

 

In the Magna I can drive to Sydney with one stop for fuel. In this thing I'd have to stop half-way and wait the night while it recharges.

 

Nice to see things are slowly improving however. Did the vid say how fast it was going to get the 700kms?

 

(edit: So 40KPH with the aircon off? It's like driving Miss Daisy...but sweatier..)

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Hey guys - I've got the old cruise control set on 40!

728.7 km journey, time duration of 18h 40min.

 

Guess what! If you did that same journey in a petrol car you'd likely get even better range.

If these guys want to spruik their so-called alternative energy sources, at least publicise some real world testing and not fantasty-land best case scenarios that would never occur for anyone else.

 

And the cost saving is false ecomony. So what if the car costs a fraction per km when the purchase price is 3 or 4 times that of a normal car.

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And the cost saving is false ecomony. So what if the car costs a fraction per km when the purchase price is 3 or 4 times that of a normal car.

Depends on your criteria. Your normal car can't do 0-60 in 2.8s for the price these sell for. The point of these videos is to dispel the myth that you can't get a decent range on an electric car. Certainly not as good as a petrol car, but still more than serviceable.

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Drive the thing to get that 2.8 second time and your range drops to next to nothing.

 

The video proves nothing really. You need something at least resembling a real world situation to make a presentable argument.

 

Look at the fine print in any car ad that promotes it's fuel economy. It will state that the test has conformed to ADR 81/02 which is a design rule governing the calculation of city/country fuel economy figures (usually conducted on a rolling road in lab conditions but at least is a repeatable method with scientific validity and performed in a way to produce results which can be replicated in real conditions).

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Drive the thing to get that 2.8 second time and your range drops to next to nothing.

 

The video proves nothing really. You need something at least resembling a real world situation to make a presentable argument.

 

Look at the fine print in any car ad that promotes it's fuel economy. It will state that the test has conformed to ADR 81/02 which is a design rule governing the calculation of city/country fuel economy figures (usually conducted on a rolling road in lab conditions but at least is a repeatable method with scientific validity and performed in a way to produce results which can be replicated in real conditions).

All I'm saying is that range and cost to run is one of many considerations when justifying the price. And really, for what this is, the price isn't too bad. Edited by .:Cyb3rGlitch:.
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All I'm saying is that range and cost to run is one of many considerations when justifying the price. And really, for what this is, the price isn't too bad.

 

If I'm being completely honest with myself, I have to admit that I'm paying a fair slug for natty styling, the Name, and the eco-peen. However, even with that allowance... I want one very hard. CofG is way down so handling should be amazing, acceleration is unbelievable, and braking is phenomenal.

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Dear Mr Salsa man,

 

If I have to add sliced jalapeños every time I dip then your salsa really isn't hot.

 

At all.

 

Even a little bit.

 

You big girl's blouse.

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Dear Mr Salsa man,

 

If I have to add sliced jalapeños every time I dip then your salsa really isn't hot.

 

At all.

 

Even a little bit.

 

You big girl's blouse.

Yeah, I find it difficult to find hot sauce and salsa that has even a little bite to it. If you're willing to spend a little time and money, you'll possibly find something you like here. http://chilemojo.com.au/ . I combine the salsa I like with one of the mid ranged heat hot sauces. It took a bit of experimentation, though. Trust me when I say this, you can go for one of the stupid hot sauces, but then you'll just be hurting yourself, and it costs a fortune. I speak from experience.

 

In other news, my bike didn't arrive today, unfortunately. I thought it would be a long shot, but I had my fingers crossed that I'd be breaking it at Cows With Guns this weekend. It'll have to wait till Tuesday by the looks of thing. Oh well, it gives me some time to wash and polish the car before I install the roof racks and bike rack.

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ive found the most convenient way to fortify weak chili sauce is just to keep some Sambal Oelek handy. keeps forever.

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I sometimes get this weird feeling we passed the event horizon,

Those on the outside just see us stuck in time

We have no idea it's happened at all,

Just the slow daunting realization that no matter what direction we try to go in,

we'll always be facing in the one we don't want.

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MrFriendly will know what I mean....

Changing from one MSP offering to another. I'm changing to the one he used to use and he's changing to the one I used to use..

 

I wonder what his experience will be...

As I manage it all, my personal opinion is that he is moving from a inferior product because you have a senior manager that's willing to work with it.

 

In my 1 month trial, I've done more with the product we're going to (Mr F's previous product) than I could do with the previous product. And it was a TRIAL subscription with things cut off/limited..

 

I suppose if you have a lazy manager then it'd work to change.

 

Soooo...

My tip to Mr F...

You have a lazy manager who can't find his own arse with both hands and a torch. I've come from what you are going to. It's good for a 'base install' product. However, it relies on the manager being a numpty.

You're worth more than that Mr F.

 

Keep that in mind. If you need help, let me know.

 

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