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The car wash thing works.

 

I gave mine it's first near proper sponge wash in almost 2 years about a month ago.  Every one since was the pressure wash type at the drive through places with maybe 1 or 2 automated ones - and rarely less than 2 or 3 months in between them.

10 days after the sponge wash it pissed down and it's been covered in dirt ever since, to the point of being worse than it was before.

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2 decades ago we renovated, and shortly after the roofing was removed and the yellow tongue base for upstairs was installed (when the wall frame bases were done, creating a lip of maybe 2" all round), it pissed down for over a week

 

de-roofing a house is a great rain dance

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Pretty hard to tempt Murphy with piddling stuff like washing and houses when he's got the whole country to fuck...

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So, um, Canadian officials released a nuclear alert to Ontario's mobile phones... Then they said it was a mistake.

Hell of a way to start your day !!

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22 minutes ago, eveln said:

So, um, Canadian officials released a nuclear alert to Ontario's mobile phones... Then they said it was a mistake.

Hell of a way to start your day !!

 

I guess the system actually works then unlike our system here for bush fires ...

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36 minutes ago, Jeruselem said:

 

I guess the system actually works then unlike our system here for bush fires ...

Surely there must be a more benign way to find that out ?!

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3 hours ago, Jeruselem said:

 

I guess the system actually works then unlike our system here for bush fires ...

 

I doubt it would work after the bomb had gone off!

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Drone detected over Victorian prison holding our favourite Cardinal Pell. This one was probably only armed with cameras (not missile firing type). You'd think prisons these days would have drone jammers installed.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/george-pell-reportedly-moved-after-drone-flown-over-jail-20200112-p53qqh.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1578796238

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1 hour ago, Jeruselem said:

Drone detected over Victorian prison holding our favourite Cardinal Pell. This one was probably only armed with cameras (not missile firing type). You'd think prisons these days would have drone jammers installed.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/george-pell-reportedly-moved-after-drone-flown-over-jail-20200112-p53qqh.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1578796238

 

dunno what you think a drone jammer is, but at the frequencies they operate radio (2.4) it would kill mobile phone reception

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14 minutes ago, scruffy1 said:

 

dunno what you think a drone jammer is, but at the frequencies they operate radio (2.4) it would kill mobile phone reception

 

And we couldn't have that around prisons!

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Also Wifi and we can't have them being deprived their kiddie porn.

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Some folks hate on the Guardian. That's as it should be. 


 

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Australian companies are selling weapons and military technology to countries around the world accused of war crimes, but the Australian government has refused to say what weapons are being sent overseas and to whom.

 

Nearly 100 permits were issued to export weapons and military technology to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the Democratic Republic of Congo over the 2018-2019 financial year. But the Australian defence department has refused to reveal how many weapons have been sold, for how much, or for what purpose.

 

The extent of and extreme secrecy surrounding Australia’s foreign weapons sales are revealed by documents obtained by the Guardian under freedom of information laws.

 

Save for their existence and confirmation of country of destination, the documents are almost entirely redacted by the government, which has argued the information is commercial-in-confidence. That decision is being challenged by the Guardian.

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/14/blanket-secrecy-surrounds-australian-weapons-sales-to-countries-accused-of-war-crimes

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Sooner or later the Saudis are going to have to be brought to account.

 

All very well that they have managed to remain allied to the US, UK and Australia but their record on human rights is appalling and their overt or not hosting of terror is demonstrable.

 

The trouble, as always, is first, oil, but ti does go further with Saudi, a major purchaser of Western arms - the fact they scarcely seem to know how to use them does not seem to bother anyone nor does the fact that when push comes to shove they need help, fast. That in turn enrages the more pious among them and you get people like Bin Laden.

 

It's a very, very strange country with a decided have and have not society which imports people from all over to do the work they either wont or cannot do.

 

Cheers

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Another man of God who loves kids, the bad way ...

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/12/televangelist-acton-bowen-sentenced-to-1008-years-for-sexually-abusing-children/

 

Justice: Popular Alabama televangelist Acton Bowen is sentenced to 1,008 years, the maximum penalty allowed, after pleading guilty to 28 charges of raping and sexually assaulting multiple children.

In addition to the 1,008 year sentence, Bowen was also ordered to pay $840,000 in fines. 

Before his arrest in 2018, Bowen was the host of xlroads TV, a global broadcast reaching millions every week.

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User's PC issues found - bad power supply, failing SSD and faulty memory (in the same machine!)

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Just got home to be greeted by this.  I suppose it's a good community announcement thing though might give some the impresssion their entire computer is for the bin.

 

 

end-of-support-ad.jpg

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7 minutes ago, Rybags said:

Just got home to be greeted by this.  I suppose it's a good community announcement thing though might give some the impresssion their entire computer is for the bin.

 

6 minutes ago, fliptopia said:

Yeah, I had a customer send me a screen shot asking what to do. 

 

..?  Really?  FFS.  Nobody had even heard of the idea of ongoing product support until the '70s, and even now nothing is supported forever!  I wonder how long these idiots think it's reasonable to expect companies to keep employees chained to old products keeping them up to date with modern circumstances and environments?

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Jetstar ... cancelled a flight from Darwin to Sydney, at the last 6  hours before it was to leave.

Now I know why they have this reputation (this was my Mum traveling).

Now the replacement flight is one going via Brisbane (All of them)

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1 hour ago, Cybes said:

 

 

..?  Really?  FFS.  Nobody had even heard of the idea of ongoing product support until the '70s, and even now nothing is supported forever!  I wonder how long these idiots think it's reasonable to expect companies to keep employees chained to old products keeping them up to date with modern circumstances and environments?

 

Actually 10 years of support is pretty good. Linux LTS is only 5 years (or 6 maybe) ! People forget that.

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