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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #100 on: January 19, 2021, 09:27:36 AM »
If you hear about flooding around the Carnarvon Gorge area on the news tomorrow, that would be my fault.... ;D

There is a little bit in that area -  water over the Carnarvon Hwy just near the turn off into the gorge, and also up near Buhenia if your coming in from the Fitzroy Development Rd - https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/?id=347687 Should be fine as long as it goes down, not up. West of Springsure is open to 4WD only if you were planning to do the Western side of the Nat Park, but other than that you should be all clear.



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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2021, 10:26:42 AM »
Yeah plenty of water still beside the Gregory Hwy from those storms a couple of weeks ago.

Heading up to Munall for a couple of nights, the falls should be flowing nicely if there’s still that much water around Carnarvon.

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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #102 on: January 19, 2021, 12:59:34 PM »
Not News as such, but an interesting article:

https://www.fullrangecamping.com.au/the-status-of-the-caravan-industry-in-australia-part-2-caravanners-issues/

Not sure if I posted Part 1 a while back ???
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #103 on: January 19, 2021, 09:50:13 PM »
Fraser Island / storms uncover the wreck of the SS Marloo, just off the beach a little North of the Orchid Beach Airstrip .. ..Has been covered for the best part of 30 years apparently ..
Wreck dive of a life time ?  anyone !.
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #104 on: January 20, 2021, 02:58:55 AM »
That's pretty friggin cool huh.
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« Reply #105 on: January 20, 2021, 08:50:26 AM »
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #106 on: January 20, 2021, 11:24:05 AM »
I have a work mate and his son that own a dive shop, Trying to talk them into doing a dive trip .. Only because I dont dive and they also take spectactular underwater photos on their dive trips all over the world ...
Plus it could be a feather in their caps to record this ship .. Havent been able to find any dive photo's / videos of the wreck .
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« Reply #107 on: January 20, 2021, 11:46:58 AM »
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Trying to talk them into doing a dive trip .. Only because I dont dive
Go give diving a go mate.. You'll love it.
Its so amazing once your down even 30ft.. we did some wreck diving in the Solomon Islands (got that was year ago :'( )
there was even a diving thread here.
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #108 on: January 20, 2021, 04:13:43 PM »
Used to snorkle 3 or 4m + depths as a kid in the creek and surf at Kingscliff, But it gave lots of trouble with my ears.. Maybe if I had a dry  type helmet  ..Do know a bloke that makes his own dive helmets .
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #109 on: January 20, 2021, 05:05:01 PM »
https://www.mygc.com.au/driver-charged-after-mercedes-erupts-into-flames-during-attempted-burnout/

"the Mercedes Benz AMG C63S coupe erupted into flames ... investigators were later tipped off about a social media video, showing the Mercedes allegedly trying to attempt a burnout."

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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #110 on: January 20, 2021, 06:38:13 PM »
Used to snorkle 3 or 4m + depths as a kid in the creek and surf at Kingscliff, But it gave lots of trouble with my ears.. Maybe if I had a dry  type helmet  ..Do know a bloke that makes his own dive helmets .
knew a bloke that was early in dry suits down the south coast..
https://www.hotndry.com.au/ think that was it .. Erwin . an old kurnellian.
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #111 on: January 21, 2021, 03:35:00 AM »
https://www.mygc.com.au/driver-charged-after-mercedes-erupts-into-flames-during-attempted-burnout/

"the Mercedes Benz AMG C63S coupe erupted into flames ... investigators were later tipped off about a social media video, showing the Mercedes allegedly trying to attempt a burnout."

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

A 25 year old in a $160,000 Merc....... never been flogged.... but he should've been.

A raffle price worth 160k, if ya sold straight away..... would ya get..... say 130k

Go and buy ya self 3 nice chrome bumper classic cars @ 40k each, 10k on a 2010 to 2014 Shitter daily shopping trolley C/dore or Falcon or a Toyota.

Would be my plan.
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #112 on: January 21, 2021, 09:07:22 AM »
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A 25 year old in a $160,000 Merc....... never been flogged.... but he should've been.

A raffle price worth 160k, if ya sold straight away..... would ya get..... say 130k
deposit on a house n rent it out to pay for more cars would be mine, and a corolla.
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #113 on: January 21, 2021, 09:43:07 AM »
$130 K   Let me see, Allow a $1 per Km, that  Should get me about 130.000 Km ... 26.000 Km around Australia .
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« Reply #114 on: January 21, 2021, 09:50:05 AM »
$130 K   Let me see, Allow a $1 per Km, that  Should get me about 130.000 Km ... 26.000 Km around Australia .
except when the missus has the map, and says turn left.... I mean your other left...
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #116 on: January 21, 2021, 01:34:41 PM »
In the same part of the world

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-21/qld-men-fined-court-lighting-illegal-fraser-island-bushfires/13077730

They apparently thought they'd put it out ???

But I noticed "Parks and Wildlife were aware of this fire in the scrub by midday the following day" - so why didn't they jump on it with everything they had ???
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #119 on: January 22, 2021, 04:39:35 PM »
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2021, 08:43:50 AM »
Google threatens to block Australians over media law
https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/google-threatens-to-block-australians-over-media-law/amp_articleshow/80398842.cms?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D
Intetesting times ahead.

Whilst I am sure there are political favours and other gamesmanship being played. Ultimately google shouldn’t have access to someone else’s published info for free . This should be the start of all these giant internet companies having to pay some form of local remuneration for doing business here imo
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #122 on: January 23, 2021, 09:08:07 AM »
Whilst I am sure there are political favours and other gamesmanship being played. Ultimately google shouldn’t have access to someone else’s published info for free . This should be the start of all these giant internet companies having to pay some form of local remuneration for doing business here imo

This is the part I have difficulty understanding.   How does Google or Facebook or anyone else publish someone else's info or work etc, when that person/group/organisation use that platform to post their work on?   I understand if Google/Facebook etc then edit, delete or ban part of the information, they are publishing not hosting which places them in a different ball park.   How can Google/Fecbook be expected to pay for simply hosting another parties work?  Or have I got it all wrong?

 
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #123 on: January 23, 2021, 09:17:35 AM »
I'll use Bing instead. Life will go on !! :cup:
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Re: What’s making news - 2021
« Reply #124 on: January 23, 2021, 09:25:21 AM »
How can Google/Fecbook be expected to pay for simply hosting another parties work?  Or have I got it all wrong?
I look at as the same as making available music and books. Shouldn’t be done without paying royalties, or similar.🤔
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