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Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on January 26, 2014, 05:40:43 PM
They say you learn something new every day, so what did you learn today?

I learnt there is a tool called a battery terminal and post cleaner and it works well.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PROJECTA-BPT12-BATTERY-TERMINAL-POST-CLEANER-CORROSION-REMOVAL-WIRE-BRUSH-NEW-/290821586893 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PROJECTA-BPT12-BATTERY-TERMINAL-POST-CLEANER-CORROSION-REMOVAL-WIRE-BRUSH-NEW-/290821586893)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/$T2eC16FHJGkE9no8fzC,BQgLv4hN3!~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on January 26, 2014, 06:04:34 PM
We have those at work. And yes they do work quite well.
Using them in combo with some of the terminal cleaner (in a can) then some protector over the top.
=Nice clean terminals.


Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 26, 2014, 06:09:55 PM
We have those at work. And yes they do work quite well.
Using them in combo with some of the terminal cleaner (in a can) then some protector over the top.
=Nice clean terminals.


Cheers
Evo
yep, then the spray on afterwards to stop corrosion.. had one for years... loveit
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on January 26, 2014, 06:13:14 PM
They say you learn something new every day, so what did you learn today?

I learnt there is a tool called a battery terminal and post cleaner and it works well.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PROJECTA-BPT12-BATTERY-TERMINAL-POST-CLEANER-CORROSION-REMOVAL-WIRE-BRUSH-NEW-/290821586893 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PROJECTA-BPT12-BATTERY-TERMINAL-POST-CLEANER-CORROSION-REMOVAL-WIRE-BRUSH-NEW-/290821586893)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/$T2eC16FHJGkE9no8fzC,BQgLv4hN3!~~60_12.JPG)




you need to get out more  :-[ :-[ :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: buddha on January 26, 2014, 06:24:02 PM
I found out my fat arse dont fit in a truck tube like it used to. Went for a float down the murray with the kids and they found my tipping over and plumbers crack most amusing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 26, 2014, 07:09:28 PM
I learnt today that changing the pesky heater hose on the 80 is a mongrel job >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on January 26, 2014, 07:35:22 PM
Locking the mancave to stop the kids getting in there and playing funny buggers
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: muzza01 on January 26, 2014, 07:49:50 PM
yep, then the spray on afterwards to stop corrosion.. had one for years... loveit

 I have had one of these for about 20 years or so. They also work quite well.

(http://www.jeep-cj.com/gallery/files/1/6/7/1/battery_terminal_cleaning_tool.jpeg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BBwilly on January 26, 2014, 07:56:22 PM
I have had one of these for about 20 years or so. They also work quite well.

(http://www.jeep-cj.com/gallery/files/1/6/7/1/battery_terminal_cleaning_tool.jpeg)


Always wondered WTF that was in the bottom of dads now my toolbox  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on January 26, 2014, 07:58:12 PM
Always wondered WTF that was in the bottom of dads now my toolbox  :cheers:

See you do learn something every day ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on January 26, 2014, 08:11:18 PM
Don't pick your nose when driving on corrugated roads  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: builder94 on January 26, 2014, 08:30:41 PM
Do not cook soup in a chocolate saucepan!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mobi on January 26, 2014, 08:49:56 PM
Don't pick your nose when driving on corrugated roads  8)

 :worthles:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: carinya on January 26, 2014, 09:45:32 PM
Don't bother to read the papers if stories about stupid, bigotted &/or otherwise deficient people makes you want to "educate" them.  The papers are full of that stuff.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brumbypt on January 26, 2014, 09:57:21 PM
I learnt that you can buy steel snorkel grills for safari snorkels.


Peter,
iPad with IOS 7.0.3 using Tapatalk HD
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on January 26, 2014, 10:27:44 PM
I have learnt that if you drive drunk down the road from me your probably going to crash your car like the last bloke about 20 min ago.
Mr plod will certainly have a field day with this guy.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rodt on January 27, 2014, 06:58:08 AM
I learnt don't go shopping with the missus for a bloody steam mop  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on January 27, 2014, 07:05:10 AM
I learnt don't go shopping with the missus for a bloody steam mop  :'(
          " don't go shopping with the missus  FULL STOP " 
                                       >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on January 27, 2014, 07:35:28 AM
I learnt don't go shopping with the missus for a bloody steam mop  :'(
          " don't go shopping with the missus  FULL STOP " 
                                       >:D

Amen to that!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 02-SR5 on January 27, 2014, 08:09:24 AM
Amen to that!!!!!

X a trillion.

Especially when she catches up with one of her cronies and wants to gas bag, at the checkout and let's everybody else go through first as they catch up (they only saw each other the day before).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2014, 02:38:15 PM
Quote from: D4D
so what did you learn today?
Daisy Duke ripped shorts make even the ugliest chick look acceptable.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 27, 2014, 07:35:28 PM
I learnt today that timber houses burn very quick
Next doors house gone in about 10 minutes
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: gordo350 on January 27, 2014, 08:01:12 PM
Was that the Dodd st fire ? Caused a bit of panic for while hey

gordo350

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 27, 2014, 08:07:49 PM
Yep it was
When l got the message on the fire app l thought it was my house
I was at a mates painting his truck
By the time I found out witch house it was and got there it was gone
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on January 27, 2014, 08:10:50 PM
My '97 Disco looks better than a fully blinged latest  model Mazda twin cab ute with a chrome calf bar. It has to be one of the fugliest vehicles I've ever seen.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluejay on January 27, 2014, 08:19:56 PM
I learnt that when two would be thieves climbed my front fence last night and started snooping around my shed that when confronted by my two rotties they could not make it back to the front fence , from whence they came in fact i learnt three lessons last night.
 1 they cant run as fast as rotties
2 they cant read warning signs saying do not enter ,dogs protect this house!!
3 blood runs freely when 2 x 45 kg male rotties are chewing on your legs
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on January 27, 2014, 08:23:58 PM
I learnt that when two would be thieves climbed my front fence last night and started snooping around my shed that when confronted by my two rotties they could not make it back to the front fence , from whence they came in fact i learnt three lessons last night.
 1 they cant run as fast as rotties
2 they cant read warning signs saying do not enter ,dogs protect this house!!
3 blood runs freely when 2 x 45 kg male rotties are chewing on your legs

 ;D ;D ;D :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on January 27, 2014, 08:29:15 PM
I learnt today that timber houses burn very quick
Next doors house gone in about 10 minutes

Hope are all ok mate
Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 27, 2014, 08:39:12 PM
All are fine no one hurt
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 27, 2014, 08:41:10 PM
A big :cup: for all the emergency services
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Diamond on January 27, 2014, 08:43:02 PM
Any idea how it started Bretto?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on January 27, 2014, 08:47:26 PM
Brett  My Man
                   Have you been playing in the shed/flattened corrugated tin again . Was it the clandestine drug lab or pipe bomb you were working on  ???  . Go on tell me nobody will ever know   ,   really   , who will read this    ???  .
 Can you still hold up 1 hand & order 5 Pots  at the Pub  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on January 27, 2014, 08:49:00 PM
.........
 Can you still hold up 1 hand & order 5 Pots  at the Pub  ???

Can you hold up 2 hands and order 10...... :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on January 27, 2014, 08:56:04 PM
3 blood runs freely when 2 x 45 kg male rotties are chewing on your legs

Best take the rotties to the vet for a check up - Don't want them catching any nasty diseases  ;D

.....and a T-bone for dinner  :cheers:

Tim
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 27, 2014, 09:06:53 PM
Any idea how it started Bretto?
Faulty elec stove
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 27, 2014, 09:09:39 PM
Can you hold up 2 hands and order 10...... :P
yes  ;D

Brett  My Man
                   Have you been playing in the shed/flattened corrugated tin again . Was it the clandestine drug lab or pipe bomb you were working on    . Go on tell me nobody will ever know   ,   really   , who will read this      . 


NO it wasnt me
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on January 27, 2014, 09:11:31 PM
yes  ;D
.......

Speewa can only order 9 pots and a pony....... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on January 27, 2014, 09:13:40 PM
Best take the rotties to the vet for a check up - Don't want them catching any nasty diseases  ;D

.....and a T-bone for dinner  :cheers:

Tim

 :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on January 27, 2014, 09:14:00 PM
The pony is foe you Geoff  8)      >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on January 27, 2014, 09:15:48 PM
Speewa can only order 9 pots and a pony....... ;D ;D
LMFAO  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SteveandViv on January 27, 2014, 10:19:27 PM
I learnt that if I keep bashing down on the exhaust eventually it will break :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2014, 10:25:57 PM
I learnt today that timber houses burn very quick
Next doors house gone in about 10 minutes
I think it would shock most people just how fast - but then depends on conditions, other materials in walls/floors
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jwb on January 28, 2014, 05:15:04 AM
I learnt that you should never attempt to start a vehicle  ( lets say a little bread truck ) without being seated in the drivers seat!
Because it could be in gear and it could "crank " over and come to rest on ya toe area of the left foot!
And then you need to "crank" it off said toe area! OUCH !

:'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: prodigyrf on January 28, 2014, 06:34:05 PM
I learned that some of my peers are learning the hard way too-
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/embarrassing-nanny-state-red-tape-strangling-builders/story-fni6uo1m-1226811788837 (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/embarrassing-nanny-state-red-tape-strangling-builders/story-fni6uo1m-1226811788837)

and since you mightn't have a subscription to The Oz -


"A REFRIGERATOR lightbulb retailing for about $3 at a hardware store ended up costing a far north Queensland state school almost $500 after Queensland's Public Works Department sent an electrician to install it in a teacher's government-owned home. 
 
Doomadgee State School, on the Gulf of Carpentaria, was billed $200 for labour alone after the teacher was told workplace health and safety regulations prevented any staff member from buying and replacing the bulb themselves, The Australian understands.

Queensland Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek yesterday ordered an internal investigation into the bill, saying over-the-top red tape was adding to the spiralling financial costs of delivering services in remote areas of Queensland. The probe was launched after the internal document was leaked, according to sources, in a bid to expose waste and duplication of state and commonwealth services in some of the state's remote communities.

Mr Langbroek said Queensland's teachers and principals were beset with "crazy rules" that included a requirement that a school hire an outside contractor to retrieve a ball in the playground if it became lodged (for instance, in a tree branch) at a level of 1.8m or higher. "This is the sort of red tape that needs to end," he said. "It's crazy."

and don't I know it with a teacher missus. This country has completely lost the plot.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DaveR on January 28, 2014, 06:51:41 PM
That red tape is nothing when compared to the Offshore Oil and Gas industry.
This industry is in a super league of their own when it comes to ridiculous red tape crap for safety works. My head hurts just thinking about it...........
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 02-SR5 on January 28, 2014, 06:54:30 PM
We are currently sitting through our annual induction.

Christ, it is all common sense, but, unfortunately, we do this so dick heads can get through the day with out sticking a knife in toasters.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mace on January 28, 2014, 07:03:46 PM
Yep, to all of the above, including prodigyrf, who I may have disagreed with once or twice in the past!

As a WHS practitioner, the common sense approach is often out of bounds in some workplaces.

Many self solve issues can be accommodated by a simple " take 5 " approach. Unfortunately many workplaces are still struggling with this.

The KISS solution still applies with me.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on January 28, 2014, 07:12:28 PM
That red tape is nothing when compared to the Offshore Oil and Gas industry.
This industry is in a super league of their own when it comes to ridiculous red tape crap for safety works. My head hurts just thinking about it...........

X2

I've just spent 18 months doing some building upgrades at a refinery.  understandably they have some very strict safety policies, given the present dangers in the plant.  HOWEVER!  their head office which is miles away from the refinery has even stricter procedures for contractors.  Over 2 hours to hang 2 pictures on a wall I kid you not...  Then they sook over the bill regarding labour costs!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 28, 2014, 07:15:53 PM
Yep its all sh*ts n giggles at my work too, Just love having the law laid on us about  how things are to be done, by a shiela in a jacket /  skirt and high heels, with threats of dire consequences and dismisal etc if procedures / safety arnt followed  .... All this is after she got you to write up the procedures on how to operate and safety requirements of the equiptement in the first place ...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Gazza00 on January 28, 2014, 07:51:13 PM
    "unfortunately, we do this so dick heads can get through the day with out sticking a knife in toasters"
I've always believed in the saying "Danger eliminates stupid people". Unfortunately now, the danger is being eliminated, allowing stupid people to survive and breed more stupid people. Eventually we will be overtaken by stupid people.

Seen a poster once with,  " a shiela in a jacket /  skirt and high heels" and the caption  ...  I have no idea how to do your job, but my book says you are doing it wrong .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluejay on January 28, 2014, 08:04:17 PM
Bit off the subject but i have a mowing franchise not naming any names but its a big one franchise that is,at one of our safety meetings we were advised to stay out of the sun between 9 am and 4 pm to reduce the risk of skin cancer.got me stuffed as to how the lawns will get mowed  lmao
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on January 28, 2014, 08:14:48 PM
Bit off the subject but i have a mowing franchise not naming any names but its a big one franchise that is,at one of our safety meetings we were advised to stay out of the sun between 9 am and 4 pm to reduce the risk of skin cancer.got me stuffed as to how the lawns will get mowed  lmao
Night shift mate.
Like a pro surfer, hey.
Stay out of the water for fear of shark attack.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DaveR on January 28, 2014, 09:09:34 PM
Here is a Pic of the ship I am pleased to say I worked on in the nth sea for the best part of 3 years.
The cost of this thing parked out to sea on DP with 12 divers in Sat is well over AU$200 k per day, plus fuel (about 21 cubes a day (the clean "go go juice" of course)) and food.
Can you believe I was on a job where we would wait for the safety office on an installation to get the 15 job applications for that day and then give a priority ranking and then only allow 10 of these jobs to go ahead. Now these numbers are a guess as I don't remember the exact details, but I am sure you get the picture. Anyway, we were often number 11 on the list, sorry lads (112 of us on full pay) no work today...... :cup:
One day, we found out that the office partitioning works got priority over us.
Now how much is the average Mum & Dad at home in the UK paying for gas just now.......

(http://www.longstreath.com/community/uploads/1290771979/gallery_839_6_153521.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MDS69 on January 29, 2014, 06:47:41 AM
I learnt yesterday that men around my age shouldn't ride those razor type scooters down a hill carrying a back pack on one shoulder and their phone and sunglasses in one hand then try to traverse from concrete to grass. There is potential to crash and damage said phone and sunglasses and possibly take some bark off their hand.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: robbo1172 on January 29, 2014, 06:54:51 AM
I learnt what my young fella wants to be when he grows up...

ME: "What do you want to be when you grow up mate?"

LUCAS: "Birthday cake"

Classic  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BBwilly on January 29, 2014, 07:08:37 AM
I learnt what my young fella wants to be when he grows up...

ME: "What do you want to be when you grow up mate?"

LUCAS: "Birthday cake"

Classic  ;D

 :cheers: You have to love them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 05:26:20 PM
I need somebody to 'learn' me :)

Besides 'webbing saddles' what is the real name for this? I need to get one but can only find them at Bias Boating in NSW where the postage is more than the saddle.

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/efxjc.dkzym/v/vspfiles/photos/6356-2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on February 02, 2014, 05:31:02 PM
Bit off the subject but i have a mowing franchise not naming any names but its a big one franchise that is,at one of our safety meetings we were advised to stay out of the sun between 9 am and 4 pm to reduce the risk of skin cancer.got me stuffed as to how the lawns will get mowed  lmao

Pmsl.  OH&S at it best.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 02, 2014, 05:41:34 PM
Oldmate
            Ditch " He Who Shell Not Be Named " go independent , then with the franchise fees you save take the WholeFamDamily on a really great Holiday . You deserve it  .     4 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 02, 2014, 05:50:32 PM
I need somebody to 'learn' me :)

Besides 'webbing saddles' what is the real name for this? I need to get one but can only find them at Bias Boating in NSW where the postage is more than the saddle.

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/efxjc.dkzym/v/vspfiles/photos/6356-2.jpg)


My supplier for cable gear may be able to help, will find out

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DaveR on February 02, 2014, 05:54:01 PM
Bunnings have them, first isle past the tool section.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 06:12:33 PM
Bunnings have them, first isle past the tool section.

Got a name? I spent ages looking for them today
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jason B on February 02, 2014, 06:14:48 PM
I learned that Jet Ski's weren't as useless as I thought they were. The girls had s great day being towed on biscuits and ski's, and I enjoyed fanging the crap out of it. Surprising as I had decided long ago they were a useless water born crutch rocket.

Jas.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DaveR on February 02, 2014, 06:17:40 PM
Got a name? I spent ages looking for them today
I don't remember, sorry, but they are near seat belt material lengths, down low on the shelves.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 06:34:02 PM
Thanks, worked out they're actually called 'footman loops' still hasn't helped me find them...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: V8CRSA on February 02, 2014, 08:16:13 PM
Thanks, worked out they're actually called 'footman loops' still hasn't helped me find them...

Try UES or maybe daly's if they are still around.

Matt
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 08:21:08 PM
Winner thanks! Ovesco have them :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jacko on February 02, 2014, 08:32:52 PM
I need somebody to 'learn' me :)

Besides 'webbing saddles' what is the real name for this? I need to get one but can only find them at Bias Boating in NSW where the postage is more than the saddle.

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/efxjc.dkzym/v/vspfiles/photos/6356-2.jpg)

Think they are also called breeching staples
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 02, 2014, 08:37:33 PM
Think they are also called breeching staples

Go to the top of the class! ;D

(https://www.masters.com.au/media/MASTERS/Product/1000x1000/900029547_0_9999_v1_m56577569830473254.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DaveR on February 03, 2014, 06:02:15 AM
Just take care how much strain you place against that Zenith brand Satples. I found its work limits 1 day, it was a lot less then I assumed them to be.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on February 03, 2014, 06:06:24 AM
Just take care how much strain you place against that Zenith brand Satples. I found its work limits 1 day, it was a lot less then I assumed them to be.

X2. Unfortunately Zenith stuff is not the best of quality.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 03, 2014, 03:09:37 PM
You can bend them trying to get them out of the packet  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: gordo350 on February 04, 2014, 07:50:04 AM
And whatever you do DON'T use the supplied screws in any zenith package.  They are made out of cheese

gordo350

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on February 04, 2014, 10:14:49 AM
And whatever you do DON'T use the supplied screws in any zenith package.  They are made out of cheese



Gee you must have got good ones.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pirate_Pete on February 04, 2014, 08:27:31 PM
I learned that Jet Ski's weren't as useless as I thought they were. The girls had s great day being towed on biscuits and ski's, and I enjoyed fanging the crap out of it. Surprising as I had decided long ago they were a useless water born crutch rocket.

Jas.

When you are using it skiing & have your spotter sitting backwards looking at the ski or tube make sure they wear the safety lanyard to shut the ski down. A good friend of ours didn't & fell of as the ski hit a funny wave & fell across the rope!!!

The rope is as tight as with the weight of the ski on the end & our friend had the rope run across their leg & it just about cut it clean off. They spent weeks in a coma & bairly survived. They can just walk on it now after several years & are looking at years of treatment.

The driver had insurance for skiing but it hasn't paid a cent as yet the friend has to sue the driver for negligence to get any thing out of it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Diamond on February 04, 2014, 09:30:11 PM
I learnt that its a Dog eat Dog world out there (not that I didn't know but just another wake up call)
I also learnt that the people you love and trust can be your worst enemy at the blink of an eye.
And just to finish the conversation ;), i also had another reminder that money is essence of evil and unfortunately it makes the world go around.

Be careful who you trust Swaggers, and never Sh!t in your backyard. I'm hoping Karma will bite some people on the A$$ and it usually does. What goes around comes around............

BD
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on February 04, 2014, 10:14:10 PM
BD, it seems you learnt plenty today mate. But where you see the worst in humankind there is many positives examples happening around you... There just harder to see.

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2014, 10:21:09 PM
I learnt that its a Dog eat Dog world out there (not that I didn't know but just another wake up call)
I also learnt that the people you love and trust can be your worst enemy at the blink of an eye.
And just to finish the conversation ;), i also had another reminder that money is essence of evil and unfortunately it makes the world go around.

Be careful who you trust Swaggers, and never Sh!t in your backyard. I'm hoping Karma will bite some people on the A$$ and it usually does. What goes around comes around...


(http://images.rapgenius.com/6ffb8fe8c157d811294cdbac2046d4d1.600x450x1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on February 05, 2014, 06:39:18 AM
I learned not to leave the door open in the camper while it's in the shed.

F#$%^&* rats have got into the food.  >:(

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bobnrob on February 05, 2014, 03:03:34 PM
I learnt that if you're going to clean under the eaves...you have to do the window frames to, and then the glass, and then any path/concrete you have under said eaves   ::)  lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2014, 03:55:24 PM
I went in for my annual check up today.

Everything was going fine, until he stuck his index finger up my bum.  ???

I learned that I need to find myself a new dentist.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on February 05, 2014, 04:00:56 PM
Ahhhh its alright Jeepers he was just checking the depth of your wisdom teeth ....
What did I learn .........Ummmmm I wouldnt want to be the next patient on the list. D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on February 05, 2014, 07:11:31 PM
I went in for my annual check up today.

Everything was going fine, until he stuck his index finger up my bum.  ???

I learned that I need to find myself a new dentist.
pmsl   :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on February 05, 2014, 07:22:26 PM
I learnt I need a diploma in childcare for my job. I don't have anything to do with children, just grown men that act like it....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 06, 2014, 05:46:45 AM
Nothing wrong with kids , l used to be 1 in fact . Now lm bigger  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 06, 2014, 06:24:01 AM
I learnt that the hangers that I welded on, and then cut off yesterday took heaps of work to cut off and also broke 2 cold chisels to get them off.

where I couldn't get to with the cut off disk on the angle grinder.


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mickange on February 06, 2014, 06:50:53 AM

I learnt I need a diploma in childcare for my job. I don't have anything to do with children, just grown men that act like it....
wow!! You work in the transport industry as well huh??


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brij on February 06, 2014, 07:17:23 AM
wow!! You work in the transport industry as well huh??


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I thought that would be any industry where a group of men had to work in close quarters to each other.

Need to throw a female in there to keep them in order, either a young one they will all try to be on their best behaviour for or a more "mature" one to treat them like the kids they are behaving like. :police:

Peter
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 06, 2014, 07:17:42 AM
pmsl   :cup:

I hate going to the dentist, i think its a pain in the ar$e and i should've twigged to it before he got me.....

His name is Phil Macavity
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on February 06, 2014, 09:00:11 AM
wow!! You work in the transport industry as well huh??


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Nah manufacturing (with a bit of transport as well)  :D

It seems these days when you pay peanuts you no longer get monkeys you get kids with allergies. Not to the peanuts you are paying but to work ethic, uncommon sense and anything reasonable.

And transport, I just don't get 1% of our drivers... 99% are fine and do a great job, but this 1 particular driver has no sense of reason. He told me that the brand new truck (which is around 450 ponies and auto) he got was useless piece of $hit because it won't pull 70t of gravel out of a quarry. We don't cart gravel, we cart around 10t of manufactured wood products so not sure how his argument works... Sad thing is, that's probably the most intelligent thing he has come up with.

But as bad as some of our guys are I'm sure there is a lot worse out there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: grafy82 on February 06, 2014, 11:07:07 PM
Not to cut towards yourself with a Stanley knife. A nice finger cut down to the bone and a trip to the docs for a tetanus shot for my troubles.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 07, 2014, 06:06:33 AM
Ankles do not go past 45 degrees without blowing up like a grapefruit

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on February 07, 2014, 07:19:51 AM
Lino O'l mate your noy Robinson Caruso.....
 At my work [ hospitality ] I keep saying I'm waiting for our new uniforms to arrive. " Parks and wildlife ones "  ....... Because I work with some protected and endangered species .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on February 07, 2014, 07:41:09 AM
Lino O'l mate your noy Robinson Caruso.....
 At my work [ hospitality ] I keep saying I'm waiting for our new uniforms to arrive. " Parks and wildlife ones "  ....... Because I work with some protected and endangered species .

Ours would be primary school uniforms!  I reckon the only reason there aren't more rolling on the ground tanties is no one will sweep the floor because "it's not in my job description" so it's too dirty to roll on! I wonder if their parents saw the way they act at times if they would have to give them a "time out" :-\

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 10, 2014, 12:01:22 PM
I learnt that aluminium is hot after you cut it with an angle grinder :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Diver on February 10, 2014, 12:13:33 PM
That the Bruce Springsteen tour is one you should not miss.  Best show I have ever seen.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Matto on February 10, 2014, 01:04:01 PM
Today I learnt that you should not trust people to do a good job in their own field of expertise, even if you're paying them a reassuringly large sum of money.

Related, I learnt that when things go south a LOT of finger pointing happens, and "well, you should have checked that I'd done it right instead of taking my word for it" seems to be a good excuse for absolving yourself of any personal responsibility (whilst keeping said cash pile). I did not know that.

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on February 10, 2014, 02:30:57 PM
Oh Matto
You should know by now.....     :angel: 
All care no responsibility. Sometimes No Care.....
Hope it all came good in the end.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Matto on February 10, 2014, 02:48:50 PM
I know Noel, I know.

It's in the process of coming good. But that's going to cost us more money. The problem is that these guys were contracted by a different (non-tech) dept, but we're the ones cleaning up the mess. Frustrating, especially when there were so many red flags along the way. But, you can only do what you can do.

Ahhh well - all good fun.

Cheers,
Matto :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on February 10, 2014, 04:41:28 PM
I have learnt that it is bloody hard to ride a motorbike after a local anesthetic,  arthrogram and mri on a shoulder.......

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Matto on February 10, 2014, 04:53:58 PM
I have learnt that it is bloody hard to ride a motorbike after a local anesthetic,  arthrogram and mri on a shoulder.......
I can imagine Evo.

Hardest "ride on a motorbike" I've had was when I used to go through the KFC drive-through, and then need to balance my lunch on the tank all the way back to the office. A close second was when you had an esky full of beers and ice strapped to the back of the bike (can we say centre-of-gravity??). But I dare say that neither of those scenarios come close to your ride! A+ for Effort!

Cheers,
Matto :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on February 10, 2014, 04:55:58 PM
I can imagine Evo.

Hardest "ride on a motorbike" I've had was when I used to go through the KFC drive-through, and then need to balance my lunch on the tank all the way back to the office. A close second was when you had an esky full of beers and ice strapped to the back of the bike (can we say centre-of-gravity??). But I dare say that neither of those scenarios come close to your ride! A+ for Effort!

Cheers,
Matto :)

Haha mate thats gold, I toyed with the idea of trying to fit a cup holder somewhere so I could still grab my morning coffee...............
but Couldn't make it work.
I may have cheated and pulled over to wait for the feeling to come back in my arm.........


Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on February 10, 2014, 05:09:25 PM
I can imagine Evo.

Hardest "ride on a motorbike" I've had was when I used to go through the KFC drive-through, and then need to balance my lunch on the tank all the way back to the office. A close second was when you had an esky full of beers and ice strapped to the back of the bike (can we say centre-of-gravity??). But I dare say that neither of those scenarios come close to your ride! A+ for Effort!

Cheers,
Matto :)

I've done the slab in the backpack trick, never the whole esky!

I learned that some people just can't help but be d!ckheads.... How about when the CFA volunteers are out trying to stop your houses burning down, keep out of their way and let them? Why people feel the need to go out and "see how bad it is" just baffles me. So perhaps the lesson is some people are born d!cks....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on February 10, 2014, 05:10:50 PM
I've done the slab in the backpack trick, never the whole esky!

I learned that some people just can't help but be d!ckheads.... How about when the CFA volunteers are out trying to stop your houses burning down, keep out of their way and let them? Why people feel the need to go out and "see how bad it is" just baffles me. So perhaps the lesson is some people are born d!cks....

Yeah mate, some people are just stupid.
Not much more to say on that.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on February 10, 2014, 07:40:45 PM
I learnt that aluminium is hot after you cut it with an angle grinder :-[

You weren't playing around with mobile cranes this morning were you?
Spotted a white Prado with black rims, twin wheel carrier and a flat rack in Hursty.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 10, 2014, 07:51:48 PM
Not me but I have spotted that Prado around the area too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on February 10, 2014, 08:20:34 PM
Doppelganger
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: brickiematt on February 10, 2014, 08:50:25 PM
Today I learned I shouldn't have bare feet when picking up the barkers eggs in the back yard.
Discovered a fairly fresh one cunningly hidden in a longer patch of grass :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on February 10, 2014, 08:57:16 PM
Today I learned I shouldn't have bare feet when picking up the barkers eggs in the back yard.
Discovered a fairly fresh one cunningly hidden in a longer patch of grass :'(

So you were right in the $hit there then!

(someone had to say it!!)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 10, 2014, 09:05:56 PM
Ankles do not go past 45 degrees without blowing up like a grapefruit

GG

grapefruits turn a lovely colour of red, black and blue. At least I can walk again and push the clutch in

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Matto on February 10, 2014, 09:08:36 PM
Haha mate thats gold, I toyed with the idea of trying to fit a cup holder somewhere so I could still grab my morning coffee...............
Love it. That's my kind of problem solving :D

So you were right in the $hit there then!
Ha!!!

grapefruits turn a lovely colour of red, black and blue. At least I can walk again and push the clutch in
Ouch!!!

-Matto :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on February 10, 2014, 09:36:34 PM
Today Tonight I learnt that I really don't care if Schapelle Corby is innocent or guilty!

Just tried watching that telemovie on CH9.  Bored after 10 minutes and turned off after 15.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on February 10, 2014, 09:38:34 PM
Today Tonight I learnt that I really don't care if Schapelle Corby is innocent or guilty!

Just tried watching that telemovie on CH9.  Bored after 10 minutes and turned off after 15.
Thats 14min better than me

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on February 10, 2014, 09:44:13 PM
Today Tonight I learnt that I really don't care if Schapelle Corby is innocent or guilty!

Just tried watching that telemovie on CH9.  Bored after 10 minutes and turned off after 15.

I'm sick of hearing about her at all.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on February 10, 2014, 09:48:57 PM
Thats 14min better than me

Cheers
Evo

In my defense.  I was surfing myswag on my phone at the same time.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on February 10, 2014, 09:52:31 PM
Today Tonight I learnt that I really don't care if Schapelle Corby is innocent or guilty!

Just tried watching that telemovie on CH9.  Bored after 10 minutes and turned off after 15.
I got bored with the ads. Why they insist on making a series about a convicted drug smuggler I will never know. Her or her family should not be glorified in anyway.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brumbypt on February 10, 2014, 09:58:14 PM
what happens if it was you in her place, if you had gone there for a holiday and then discovered drugs in your bag?

how would you want people back home to think of you?

please dont reply and say that she is guilty etc.

lets play with this question for a while..
You are innocent, you went there or anywhere, and then it was discovered that there was drugs or something illegal in your bag. HOW would you want people back home to think?


Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: crackacoldie on February 10, 2014, 10:11:08 PM

You are innocent, you went there or anywhere, and then it was discovered that there was drugs or something illegal in your bag.

Our prison system is full of innocent people, just ask them and most of their families!  Do they all get plenty of media coverage and TV deals when they get out?

(Please note the sarcasm in my voice as you read this, personally I don't give a stuff if she is guilty or innocent, I am sick of hearing about it when there is so much real news happening!)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on February 10, 2014, 10:12:33 PM
what happens if it was you in her place, if you had gone there for a holiday and then discovered drugs in your bag?

how would you want people back home to think of you?

please dont reply and say that she is guilty etc.

lets play with this question for a while..
You are innocent, you went there or anywhere, and then it was discovered that there was drugs or something illegal in your bag. HOW would you want people back home to think?


Peter,
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People will always make their own mind up on what they see, hear or know.  The question is , I am innocent, so I collect my boogie board bag from the carousel and grap it and think to myself, gee is this my bag?, it seem a lot heavier, bigger than just the boogie board I packed at home. Ummm I would leave it and walk away, after ripping the tag of it.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: crackacoldie on February 10, 2014, 10:13:23 PM
I learnt that while getting flashed over (fire burning all around you) on a fire ground, a 78 series land cruiser ute will do at least 100 in reverse when the drivers seat is sucked a fair way into the pucker valve!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on February 10, 2014, 10:17:58 PM
I learnt that while getting flashed over (fire burning all around you) on a fire ground, a 78 series land cruiser ute will do at least 100 in reverse when the drivers seat is sucked a fair way into the pucker valve!!!

I got caught in a similar position back in 94. I was in a Mazda t3500 (cat7 in nsw ) then, and I scares the crapper out of you.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: crackacoldie on February 10, 2014, 10:21:50 PM
I got caught in a similar position back in 94. I was in a Mazda t3500 (cat7 in nsw ) then, and I scares the crapper out of you.

11years in the service, never once had it happen until now, quite happy if it never happens again too!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Nomad on February 10, 2014, 10:29:54 PM
People will always make their own mind up on what they see, hear or know.  The question is , I am innocent, so I collect my boogie board bag from the carousel and grap it and think to myself, gee is this my bag?, it seem a lot heavier, bigger than just the boogie board I packed at home. Ummm I would leave it and walk away, after ripping the tag of it.

Would you really... can't remember but didn't they find about 5kg of pot...........not that heavy when your carrying a heap of crap after getting off a plane....I reckon it was the sister...but I still can't work out why take pot to indo....it  just doesn't make sense.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on February 11, 2014, 05:09:38 AM
I learnt that when putting out spot fires after the front has gone thru. Dont put out the worst one first, put out the one closest to your truck. That way the boys around you wont take the piss out of you when you burn a hole in your hose.
 I also learnt (re-learnt) that 100mph tape is still the best thing in your toolbox when your in a hurry:'(


macca

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on February 11, 2014, 05:36:55 AM

how would you want people back home to think of you?



Peter,
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I would not care less about what a bunch of total strangers, completely irrelevant to my case think of me.
I'd be focusing on my legal defence and what the judge and jury think of me.  Not hiring PR people and allowing my family and friends to keep feeding the media circus and doing paid interviews.
There could be CCTV footage and witness statements proving you've been framed, but there will always be people you will think you are guilty in some way.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on February 11, 2014, 07:08:02 AM
Over the last few days I learned the real value of local CFA volunteers. Without them we would probably be homeless. I always knew they do a great job but I know now that it is more than great. Thanks for doing an important job for nothing other than the appreciation of those you have helped.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bill on February 11, 2014, 07:47:30 AM
Would you really... can't remember but didn't they find about 5kg of pot...........not that heavy when your carrying a heap of crap after getting off a plane....I reckon it was the sister...but I still can't work out why take pot to indo....it  just doesn't make sense.
It was hydroponiclly grown which is about 10x more powerful and worth about 10x what Bali pot is worth.
Had it gotten through customs someone stood to make a small fortune.
Bill
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 11, 2014, 07:57:12 AM
Quote from: Nomad
Would you really... can't remember but didn't they find about 5kg of pot...........not that heavy when your carrying a heap of crap after getting off a plane....I reckon it was the sister...but I still can't work out why take pot to indo....it  just doesn't make sense.
it may not be heavier, but it would be bulkier... Gee.. whats that huge lump in my bodyboard.. Hmmmm maybe its pregnant.

I agree on the sister thing.. shes been very close since...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on February 11, 2014, 08:13:06 AM
Yeah the family history is nit quite perfect church going people either if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: crackacoldie on February 11, 2014, 08:50:10 AM

Had it gotten through customs someone stood to make a small fortune.


9 years later she made a small fortune and the pot didn't get through customs.

$2m for an interview.  9 years in prison, lets see, that's over $200k a year.  Not a bad income!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JD-120 on February 11, 2014, 08:54:46 AM
I agree on the sister thing.. shes been very close since...

its either guilt, loyalty or banking on a massive payout for the rights to the story when released. I am banking on guilt or the payout
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 11, 2014, 09:17:53 AM
Quote from: crackacoldie
9 years later she made a small fortune and the pot didn't get through customs.

$2m for an interview.  9 years in prison, lets see, that's over $200k a year.  Not a bad income!
I'll take the 9yrs of freedom thanks...

I reckon if I went to any of these Shit countries with massive corruption, and death for drugs importing, I'd take no luggage, and just turn up with a spare undies in me pockets.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: crackacoldie on February 11, 2014, 09:53:07 AM

I reckon if I went to any of these **** countries with massive corruption, and death for drugs importing, I'd take no luggage, and just turn up with a spare undies in me pockets.

Ya get 7 days outta 1 pair, wouldn't need anymore that that!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 11, 2014, 03:57:34 PM
9 years later she made a small fortune and the pot didn't get through customs.

$2m for an interview.  9 years in prison, lets see, that's over $200k a year.  Not a bad income!

Yeah, it adds up ok at that, but I reckon the sex in jail would've left a nasty taste in the mouth.  ;D

P.S. Don't tell the mods..... shhhhh  :angel:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 11, 2014, 04:22:24 PM
Turning it into a circus when she first got done was her downfall. She should have kept quiet copped it on the chin (probably a much lesser sentence) done a year in jail and then quietly asked if she could commute her sentence by the way of a fine or donation and she would have been out years ago

Once the whole familu made a spectical out of it the judge had no other choice. Im not saying it is the right way but it is a smarter way.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on February 11, 2014, 06:21:13 PM
done a year in jail

Not in an Asian country for drug trafficking. Prosecutors were pushing for death.  20 years, reduced to 15 and out after 9 is the Australian equivalent of a 3 month suspended sentence.
Yet if you mastermind a terrorist attack you get 2 years with red carpet treatment...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bill on February 11, 2014, 07:03:25 PM
9 years later she made a small fortune and the pot didn't get through customs.

$2m for an interview.  9 years in prison, lets see, that's over $200k a year.  Not a bad income!
Been upped to 3m by Womans weekly.
Bill
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on February 11, 2014, 07:07:16 PM
I learnt that my 10A Ctek in 'supply' mode makes a great power supply for the UHF radio I have spare.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: grafy82 on February 12, 2014, 09:09:33 AM
I learnt I can drive 17km home in the Sierra with only 2nd gear, but it ain't fun. And  now another lesson to learn, time to drop and swap the gearbox.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 12, 2014, 10:32:36 AM
I have learnt that after being back in the swim squad for 2 weeks fat does not help you float
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on February 12, 2014, 12:14:07 PM
I have learnt that no matter what hard work and dedication will reward you.  ;D
Long story cut short, In 2011 I was medically discharged from the ADF due to a very severe shoulder injury.
It was bad enough that 2 years after surgery I wasn't able to lift my arm above my head, nor was I able to pick up my son who was recently born at the time with out an incredible amount of pain.
Since discharge I have started my rehab again at the start and worked closely with a physio, local doctor and my surgeon in sydney day in and day out to get more range of movement back.
I started working again a few days a week at a local autoparts shop in sales and fitting mid last year and feel great.
I had an appointment with my surgeon the other day for my annual checkup and he was amazed with how far I had come. So much so that he has recommended that I can now go back to work in the ADF.
My physio has recommend that I can a few weeks ago, and I just got back from my local Doctor. Who has now filled out the last report to state that I can go back to work.

So It looks like 2014 will be the year of career changes for myself and some more moving for my family, but I couldn't be happier.


So all in all, not trying to bignote myself, but more to let everyone know that anything is possible. When I tore my shoulder apart I was told even with surgery I would be lucky if it retained 20% useability. I am now back to 99.8%  :cup:

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on February 12, 2014, 12:39:54 PM
Great stuff Evo.
Am going through a similar situation, but waiting for the op to happen.
Hope i do as well as you.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on February 12, 2014, 12:43:49 PM
Great stuff Evo.
Am going through a similar situation, but waiting for the op to happen.
Hope i do as well as you.

Biggest advice I can give is take your time. Don't rush rehab.
If I hadn't of rushed through the initial rehab I probably would have been back at work within 2 years rather than it now being nearly 5.
Best of luck mate, if you think you can you will.  ;D

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 12, 2014, 04:20:03 PM
I've learnt that women are never happy.

The other day, we were walking past a swanky club and my wife said, "did you smell that food, it's fantastic"

I replied, "yeah, it's pretty good, you've been good lately, do you fancy a treat?"

She replied, "yes please"

So I walked her back past it again.

Women, I'll never understand 'em.  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 12, 2014, 04:58:29 PM
I've learnt that women are never happy.

The other day, we were walking past a swanky club and my wife said, "did you smell that food, it's fantastic"

I replied, "yeah, it's pretty good, you've been good lately, do you fancy a treat?"

She replied, "yes please"

So I walked her back past it again.

Women, I'll never understand 'em.  ???

X2 i just got the dmax together and then i get the Paul and Julies 200 series is really nice we should test drive on of those
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on February 12, 2014, 05:11:53 PM
X2 i just got the dmax together and then i get the Paul and Julies 200 series is really nice we should test drive on of those

and the problem is??
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on April 25, 2014, 03:28:39 PM
After a 10 klm bike ride in the bush, today I learnt my body isn't 23 anymore :o

I also learnt, if you don't have the ground wire connected on a Surepower dual battery solenoid it doesn't work (it wasn't my Prado...)  :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 25, 2014, 06:09:29 PM
I've learnt that women are never happy.

The other day, we were walking past a swanky club and my wife said, "did you smell that food, it's fantastic"

I replied, "yeah, it's pretty good, you've been good lately, do you fancy a treat?"

She replied, "yes please"

So I walked her back past it again.

Women, I'll never understand 'em.  ???

And that's when the fight started? >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: champin on April 27, 2014, 02:26:44 PM
  I learnt after a cruise down the Dingo Hill track north of Licola, my new Triton appears to be quite fond of a scratch on the belly. Time for a lift me thinks,
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 27, 2014, 02:43:07 PM
  I learnt after a cruise down the Dingo Hill track north of Licola, my new Triton appears to be quite fond of a scratch on the belly. Time for a lift me thinks,

A great track which will test most vehicles, did you cross the rivers and go up Caledonia?

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on April 27, 2014, 02:57:38 PM
That when you are on your way home, and come up behind a car doing 60 in a 100 zone, that even though there is a 2km line of traffic behind you, just take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery.

But serious, how hard is it for them just to pull over for a minute?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 27, 2014, 02:58:39 PM
That when you are on your way home, and come up behind a car doing 60 in a 100 zone, that even though there is a 2km line of traffic behind you, just take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery.

But serious, how hard iOS it for them just to pull over for a minute?
bring on the disintegration ray guns...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on April 27, 2014, 03:15:14 PM
Not to let people Check Speewa on Wikipedia in the bush , at night , with 1/2 a gut full of Grog  :cup:it has issues  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: champin on April 27, 2014, 03:58:13 PM
A great track which will test most vehicles, did you cross the rivers and go up Caledonia?

GG
yeah GG, we camp alongside the river just before the Butcher link rd. It started to rain about 5am so we thought it best to get out of Dodge seeing as the Triton is bog stock with Dunlop Aquaplane ATs. Clawed our way back up easy enough though, Gotta tell ya though...it is one of the most scenically beautiful places I have had the pleasure of visiting in a long while.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on April 27, 2014, 04:13:03 PM
That hill out of Butcher Country in the wet with road tyres would have been interesting :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: champin on April 27, 2014, 04:16:31 PM
That hill out of Butcher Country in the wet with road tyres would have been interesting :)
Yep. saw that slippery clay section on the map. That's why we back tracked up the Dingo Hill track. Might have been a bit cheeky to try the Butcher Country one
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on April 27, 2014, 05:36:17 PM
bring on the disintegration ray guns...

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dazzler on April 27, 2014, 05:51:37 PM
Walked in the door after being away from home for a week and learnt I am definitely straight.   :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Patr80l on April 27, 2014, 06:22:40 PM
On my recent trip to Central Australia I learnt that it's hard to get a connection on my Iridium sat phone around 5pm because all the mining companies upload their data at that time.   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on April 27, 2014, 06:25:05 PM
I learned that the auto darkening welding mask I bought last year is brilliant!

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 27, 2014, 06:36:42 PM
Walked in the door after being away from home for a week and learnt I am definitely straight.   :D

Your missus has to be happy bout that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 27, 2014, 07:26:10 PM
That when you are on your way home, and come up behind a car doing 60 in a 100 zone, that even though there is a 2km line of traffic behind you, just take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery.

But serious, how hard is it for them just to pull over for a minute?
i thought Clouty would have been more considerate then that and moved over for you, but i guess he's just practising for when the caravan arrives  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on April 27, 2014, 07:30:26 PM
Walked in the door after being away from home for a week and learnt I am definitely straight.   :D

...so, you had doubts??
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Clouty on April 27, 2014, 07:45:45 PM
That when you are on your way home, and come up behind a car doing 60 in a 100 zone, that even though there is a 2km line of traffic behind you, just take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery.

But serious, how hard is it for them just to pull over for a minute?
Stop blaming other motorist mate just admit that it was you holding traffic up ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dazzler on April 27, 2014, 09:03:32 PM

...so, you had doubts??

Good call.  And NO.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dazzler on April 27, 2014, 09:09:33 PM
Over the last week I learnt that long haul truck drivers are the most polite and considerate drivers out there - ON DUAL LANE FREEWAYS.

Once they hit two way traffic a switch is thrown and they become moronic impatient butt holes. 

I did then entire hume/pacific from st kilda to the tweed in my poor old 2.2 rodeo.  Fully loaded or empty 90k's is the go.  Up the dual lanes they were considerate and we all worked in together well.  I kept left up the hills and flashed them to pull back in.  Once the dual lanes ended twice I was forced onto the break down lane as the twats overtook during the merging section.  Watched them sit up the a$$ of vans and other motorists doing the speed limit and flashing their lights.

Learn some patience morons.  Funny thing was they never got much away from me I just got to watch them try and kill others.  Morons. 


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on April 27, 2014, 09:19:04 PM
i thought Clouty would have been more considerate then that and moved over for you, but i guess he's just practising for when the caravan arrives  ;D ;D

Lol. Didn't realise he bought a delica also, I can see him in one of them lol >:D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bill on April 28, 2014, 07:19:31 AM
Relearned why when I leave the shed  to turn off the gas on my welder.
I meant to get a drink of water and get back into it but got side tracked.
20 minutes later I walk back into the shed to see the hose from regulator to welder busted and brand new bottle of gas empty.
$38.00 down the drain.
Bill
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: ozstickman on April 28, 2014, 08:54:49 AM

Over the last week I learnt that long haul truck drivers are the most polite and considerate drivers out there - ON DUAL LANE FREEWAYS.

Once they hit two way traffic a switch is thrown and they become moronic impatient butt holes. 

I did then entire hume/pacific from st kilda to the tweed in my poor old 2.2 rodeo.  Fully loaded or empty 90k's is the go.  Up the dual lanes they were considerate and we all worked in together well.  I kept left up the hills and flashed them to pull back in.  Once the dual lanes ended twice I was forced onto the break down lane as the twats overtook during the merging section.  Watched them sit up the a$$ of vans and other motorists doing the speed limit and flashing their lights.

Learn some patience morons.  Funny thing was they never got much away from me I just got to watch them try and kill others.  Morons. 


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dazzler on April 28, 2014, 09:01:45 AM
Well there must have been a rodeo on up north.  LOL!


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on April 28, 2014, 12:57:07 PM
Well there must have been a rodeo on up north.  LOL!


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Not to heat chrome plated die cast aluminium with an oxy. It spits hot stuff every where  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 28, 2014, 12:58:23 PM
Not to heat chrome plated die cast aluminium with an oxy. It spits hot stuff every where  >:(

That'lll learn ya!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on April 28, 2014, 01:21:29 PM
That a week in Margaret River has ruined my liver
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: loanrangie on April 28, 2014, 01:29:04 PM
Not to rely on the wording on a pack of metal self tappers that says " self drilling ", broke 3 drill bits while screwing the palings to the new steel gates i made yesterday.
 And my shoulders are aching from leaning in to the driver while trying to "self drill" the little effers.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on May 09, 2014, 12:50:49 PM
Don't try to vacuum seal sliced bread  :D :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 09, 2014, 12:52:52 PM
Don't try to vacuum seal sliced bread  :D :D

You could always use the compressor to blow it back up again ;D

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2014, 12:59:21 PM
Don't try to vacuum seal sliced bread  :D :D
:worthles: :worthles:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brumbypt on May 09, 2014, 01:02:09 PM
The embers landed on my car from the bon fire and we (Cruiser and me) were about 200m away and there was no wind about.




Peter,
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bunyip on May 09, 2014, 01:04:05 PM
Don't try to vacuum seal sliced bread  :D :D

or raw sausages. Par cook them or if you ahve to seal them raw put a plastic plate on top and bottom.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Patr80l on May 09, 2014, 01:06:25 PM
or raw sausages. Par cook them or if you ahve to seal them raw put a plastic plate on top and bottom.
If you want to vacuum pack something that is liquid or friable then freeze it first.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on May 10, 2014, 06:29:37 PM
I learnt that lighting the Weber with a bbq gas lighter, whilst holding the grill plate up with my hand, after it wouldn't light with the piezo is not a good idea. I now have no hairs left on my hand and burning hair/skin stinks >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on May 10, 2014, 06:52:10 PM
or raw sausages.

Everytime we go away  [4 days per fortnight], I make up breaky packs, vacuum packed containing raw snags and bacon, no problems with quality.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 10, 2014, 07:51:35 PM
I learnt that lighting the Weber with a bbq gas lighter, whilst holding the grill plate up with my hand, after it wouldn't light with the piezo is not a good idea. I now have no hairs left on my hand and burning hair/skin stinks >:D
Hope you didn't put butter on the burns.  Dunno why Granny gets credit for this cure.
Would have fried the hand even more.
Hope the hand's ok.
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarps on May 10, 2014, 07:58:31 PM
I learnt that sometimes weather forecasters can be right!

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on June 08, 2014, 05:40:05 PM
I learnt 3 lessons today:

Lesson 1 - don't leave Duracell AAA batteries in your P7 torch as they will spew acid and prevent the torch from working

Lesson 2 - don't buy batteries from COTD. Bought a 40 pack of AAA batteries, they work in torches but not in other electronics like Tyre Dog TPMS or kids toys, got me stumped

Lesson 3 - what goes up must come down, especially when lying underneath the Prado spraying WD40 on the exhaust bolts
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on June 08, 2014, 06:12:55 PM
Lesson 3 - what goes up must come down, especially when lying underneath the Prado spraying WD40 on the exhaust bolts

So you won't rust or squeek.....that's gotta be a good thing..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on June 11, 2014, 06:39:02 PM
I learnt today that H4 globes are only supposed to fit in 1 way but if you try real hard they will fit in 2 ways. I was wondering why driver's in front of me were complaining since I fitted the new globes :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on June 12, 2014, 04:53:47 PM
I learnt that my 30+ yo Makita 4" grinder has an imperial thread on the spindle. All the spindle clamp nuts are now metric.
Whodathortit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on June 12, 2014, 05:09:48 PM
That what went on with a rattle gun

Will never come off with a spanner
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on June 12, 2014, 05:36:51 PM
That its going to be a lot easier and cheaper to replace than  fix a 15 year old whipper snipper that is well and truly past its use by date...
 I wealy wuvved my little whipper snipper " sigh "............. Oh well out with the old in with the new  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: gordo350 on June 12, 2014, 06:24:51 PM
hey d4d check and see if the batteries are actually the right length.  I had some that were about a millimeter too small so weren't touching the terminal

gordo350
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on June 12, 2014, 06:40:24 PM
I discovered today that a 6' high wood paling fence is a lot higher at 61 years of age than say 31 years of age. It took me 3 attempts to get over it with the hardest part being, after handstanding up, getting a foot up onto the top rail!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Terry W4 on June 12, 2014, 06:42:22 PM
Were you fleeing the cops?  Why get over a 6' fence at 61 anyway.

I discovered today that a 6' high wood paling fence is a lot higher at 61 years of age than say 31 years of age. It took me 3 attempts to get over it with the hardest part being, after handstanding up, getting a foot up onto the top rail!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 12, 2014, 07:15:26 PM
I discovered today that a 6' high wood paling fence is a lot higher at 61 years of age than say 31 years of age. It took me 3 attempts to get over it with the hardest part being, after handstanding up, getting a foot up onto the top rail!

Geez, I hope you were running from an irate husband after being caught in the act with his 30 year old wife.  >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on June 13, 2014, 08:40:35 PM
Geez, I hope you were running from an irate husband after being caught in the act with his 30 year old wife.  >:D
Might have been easier without jeans & steel caps ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: fuji on June 16, 2014, 02:20:16 PM
Not to leave my glasses and baseball cap at home when I am at the firing range at work.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Dingo0163 on June 16, 2014, 03:43:32 PM
I discovered today that a 6' high wood paling fence is a lot higher at 61 years of age than say 31 years of age. It took me 3 attempts to get over it with the hardest part being, after handstanding up, getting a foot up onto the top rail!
Did you forget where the gate is?........... ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on June 16, 2014, 05:31:40 PM
Not to leave my glasses and baseball cap at home when I am at the firing range at work.

Burnt nipples?  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: fuji on June 16, 2014, 06:04:08 PM
Naw, nothing that exciting, just shot like crap. :'(
And I'm not a bad shot.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bill on June 16, 2014, 08:10:21 PM
This morning I learned.
No matter how much your young apprentice mechanic mate begs,  do NOT let him install the amp in your Nav.
It took me 5 hours to find where he went wrong and to pull every bit of wiring out and replace it today.
He also stole the power for the amp directly from my aux battery so the amp has been on 24/7 for 3 weeks without me knowing. Its mounted out of sight behind the back seat.
I hope the battery comes good :-(
Bill
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on June 23, 2014, 03:19:28 PM
I learned some tech speak from the local car dealership....
1, After extensive testing over the last 7 days we were unable to find what was wrong with your car (we plugged the laptop in but Google wouldn't work so NFI what is going on)
2, We are pretty sure it is the battery (NFI whats going on so we'll replace something and see if that fixes it)
3, There is nothing wrong with your old battery, but we disposed of it (nothing wrong with your battery, but the apprentice accidentally dropped one so we replaced yours and swapped it into another car??)
4, All of our mechanics are trained professionals (we have a qualified mechanic and 30 work experience kids with no supervision)

OK so some of this is made up, but frustrating as hell when they tow your car a week ago and the problem was the battery..... If it truly was the battery, does it really take 7 days to diagnose the problem and replace the battery.... If only it wasn't a fleet car and I could take it somewhere reliable.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bunyip on June 23, 2014, 03:28:09 PM
Fleet management are paying a pitance to the mechanic so the mechanic uses the workexperience kids, hence it takes a week.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on June 23, 2014, 03:44:58 PM
It's not just that though, this place has a reputation of this sort of stuff. Even private owners get the same level of service. Trying to get a key programmed through these people was a tough task. After getting mucked around for a week or so I got sick of it and went to the next dealer at the next town. Some of the problems I had with my last work car wasn't even going through to the mechanics because the people at the service desk said it is "supposed to do that". But when I got one of the blokes out of the work shop to have a look apparently the big block of ice that had formed under the bonnet wasn't supposed to be there.

Personally I would never take anything there to get fixed, and doubt I would even buy a car through them (despite being a fan of the brand). I would go to the next town to a dealer to buy and get my local mechanic to service for me. But I'm stuck with this mob for now.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 26, 2014, 08:19:12 AM
I re learned that council meetings are boring, this one was too quiet that yo can barley hear whats going on, and they just do what they want to do, and dont really do what the people want.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on June 26, 2014, 08:30:40 PM
Dosn't matter how much firewood you think you have it still wont be enough
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KIMBOPRADO on June 27, 2014, 01:12:36 AM
I re learned that council meetings are boring, this one was too quiet that yo can barley hear whats going on, and they just do what they want to do, and dont really do what the people want.


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Sounds like the same meetings the wife goes to at our school P&C - they just do what they want to do, and don't really do what the people want. Glad she has that Guernsey
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on June 27, 2014, 10:32:05 AM
I learnt today that i should have gone to the optomotrist like 2 years ago. These glasses are absolutly amazing
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on June 27, 2014, 10:40:55 AM
I learnt today that i should have gone to the optomotrist like 2 years ago. These glasses are absolutly amazing

x2 did that earlier in the year also
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 27, 2014, 10:47:48 AM
x3 need to go too, but $500 for new frames and plastic can buy some pretty neat 4wding or camping accessories or a nice tool.

but yes, I need to see what I am doing.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on June 27, 2014, 11:50:43 AM
x3 need to go too, but $500 for new frames and plastic can buy some pretty neat 4wding or camping accessories or a nice tool.

but yes, I need to see what I am doing.


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Have you got private health insurance my $500 dollar oakleys were brought down to a gap of 96 bucks
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on June 27, 2014, 11:52:14 AM
x2 did that earlier in the year also

Yeah i got em for the comuter work i dont know hoe they do it but as well as sharpening the letters they somehow also seem to let more light into my eye and make everything nice and bright
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on June 27, 2014, 12:35:54 PM
Yeah i got em for the comuter work i dont know hoe they do it but as well as sharpening the letters they somehow also seem to let more light into my eye and make everything nice and bright

Bit of an eye opener hey  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brumbypt on June 27, 2014, 12:41:24 PM

Have you got private health insurance my $500 dollar oakleys were brought down to a gap of 96 bucks

No, the $1000s I have saved from not paying the premium can go towards the glasses, had I saved that money it could have.

And no I havnt used the health system much,


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on June 27, 2014, 01:38:25 PM
No, the $1000s I have saved from not paying the premium can go towards the glasses, had I saved that money it could have.

And no I havnt used the health system much,


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Thats cool unfortunatly with my Cerebral Pawlsy my body requires a bit of maitenance so provate cover is a nessisary evil
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on August 05, 2014, 09:03:26 PM
Day 2 of a 6 day training course, I learned something. Will have to work out what that is at some stage....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on August 05, 2014, 09:06:24 PM
Day 2 of a 6 day training course, I learned something. Will have to work out what that is at some stage....
nothing worse than a training course where its just 'follow the bouncing ball' on the paperwork they hand you ... like most puter courses :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on August 05, 2014, 09:10:53 PM
nothing worse than a training course where its just 'follow the bouncing ball' on the paperwork they hand you ... like most puter courses :(

Unfortunately I know 1 thing, when the trainer doesn't know the accurate info, telling the others in the course stuff that is just straight up wrong.........
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: #jonesy on August 05, 2014, 09:13:00 PM
I learnt today that i should have gone to the optomotrist like 2 years ago. These glasses are absolutly amazing
X4
Had my eyes tested a few times and was always told that it was my choice whether I needed them. 2 months ago I decided it was time.  Can actually see now like I used to when I was younger
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on August 05, 2014, 09:20:18 PM
Quote from: lino6
Unfortunately I know 1 thing, when the trainer doesn't know the accurate info, telling the others in the course stuff that is just straight up wrong.........
yea, planning is where its at.. when I was doing training in the RFS, I spent hours preparing for giving my part of the course to the students...  it paid off, I always got outstanding reports.. I was just myself and they loved it :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jayjay on August 05, 2014, 11:49:16 PM
Visit to a solicitor today to do our wills- wow, was that an eye-opener!!! ........ so much to consider- especially when we have the blended family scenario happening! And a business....not easy. But oh so necessary!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Moggy on August 06, 2014, 07:04:12 AM
Visit to a solicitor today to do our wills- wow, was that an eye-opener!!! ........ so much to consider- especially when we have the blended family scenario happening! And a business....not easy. But oh so necessary!!
Keep your debt levels high. No one fights over what their getting then
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GUEY on August 06, 2014, 08:47:42 AM
Was yesterday but anyway, I learnt public transport has good points but is far outweighed by it's deficiencies.  Ie having to wait for the next bus when you miss the first.
- Ingrown toenails are extremely unpleasant especially when you need to walk a good distance in inappropriate footwear.
- Corporate events while enticing with free alchomohol and food are boring as batpoo.
- Today - I learnt starting early at work after said corporate event is not the best idea either.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 07, 2014, 10:38:13 AM
I learnt today that i got an all clear from the Neurologist and my brain is there (much to Genevieve's dismay) and it is firing on all cylinders.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Lobster on August 07, 2014, 12:01:56 PM
I learned that I have wasted 20minutes reading this thread that I will never get back. ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HEM19X on August 08, 2014, 08:16:31 AM
Learnt that just because you are on another fairway AND just because you are nowhere near another golfer AND just because there are 50 odd trees between you and them, BE CAREFUL because you can still get hit!!

Luckily it was on the head [glancing blow] but still have a headache!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on August 08, 2014, 08:33:17 AM
Not to rely on people   >:(  >:(

Any panel beaters looking for work ?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Diamond on August 08, 2014, 08:33:44 AM
Learnt that just because you are on another fairway AND just because you are nowhere near another golfer AND just because there are 50 odd trees between you and them, BE CAREFUL because you can still get hit!!

Luckily it was on the head [glancing blow] but still have a headache!!!
Ive copped that before but in the Ass at close range, i had a black Golf ball hanging out of my cheek for weeks. **** it hurt  :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Snapman007 on August 08, 2014, 09:24:05 AM
A good car detailer working from his home garage, with minimal outlay for tools and equipment and next to no overheads charges $800 per day. That around $200k pa depending on holidays. :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: loanrangie on August 08, 2014, 01:35:32 PM
That i need a new job.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on August 08, 2014, 05:49:29 PM
I learned that after a long week training, there's no place like home......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dazzler on August 09, 2014, 07:09:35 PM
Isla v rock- rock wins :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on August 09, 2014, 07:10:20 PM
Ouch looks nasty mate

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on August 09, 2014, 07:37:55 PM
That the walking trail maps at neurem creek arnt the best
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hodgies on August 09, 2014, 07:56:37 PM
x2 Oldmate lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: gordo350 on August 11, 2014, 07:12:46 PM
that when the fuel gauge on the tractor stops bouncing it runs out moments later.  at the furthest point from my shed
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on August 18, 2014, 10:36:43 PM
that apparently you aren't allowed to use an angle grinder at 10 pm at night.....  :police:    >:D >:D

Also Sharknado really is just as bad as everyone has said it was. I mean seriously..... who thought this was a good enough script to fund????


Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on August 18, 2014, 10:38:44 PM
that apparently you aren't allowed to use an angle grinder at 10 pm at night.....  :police:    >:D >:D

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: evolution on August 18, 2014, 10:41:53 PM
(http://www.troll.me/images/not-messiah-brian/i-am-not-the-messiah-im-a-very-naughty-boy.jpg)


Something like that  ;D

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 19, 2014, 10:10:46 AM
That you Always Always ALWAYS triple check the Waeco to make sure you have left nothing in it. Lets just say i wondered what that smell was in the back of the ute and i nearly tossed an 80L Waeco in the bin the ute is still home with the back tray airing out and the missus has not spoken to me in 2 days and there is a smell still in my head that makes me gag when i think about it
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on August 19, 2014, 08:20:07 PM




                                  Tomorrow is another chance to achieve a PB at the Engal Emptying Challenge .
                      All welcome   ,   Knock with your elbows as you have a slab under each arm    :cup:   :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on August 19, 2014, 08:26:57 PM



                                  Tomorrow is another chance to achieve a PB at the Engal Emptying Challenge .
                      All welcome   ,   Knock with your elbows as you have a slab under each arm    :cup:   :cheers:

Lol  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Ratbag on August 19, 2014, 08:38:42 PM
Yet again, the friendship of people who do work on my vehicle/s and trailer/s for me.

Mutual respect and courtesy does wonders for one's relationships with everyone we deal with, whether family, friends, and everyone else - from the lass who serves me at the fruit shop, to the gastroenterologist who does my annual bi-directional examinations ...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 21, 2014, 05:56:55 PM
I learnt today, that over 80's gents need some guidance in life.

I'm mowing today and I can smell burning plastic. Quick check of the mower and all is fine.  ???

I look down the backyard and the plastic up-right compost thingy is smoking.... badly. I'm talking fairly heavy black smoke.

I turned towards the house just as the old bloke walks out.
I said, what have you put in the composter?
He said, just the coals from last nights fire.
I said, ya better whack the hose on it.
He said, Nah, it should be alright, its never caught fire before.

Next minute, up she goes, roaring fire with toxic black smoke pouring out of it. (we've had 25kt winds all day too, so it going everywhere)
I looked at him and said, bit late for the hose I think.

He just looked dumbfounded and said, in the whole time I've been doing that, its the first time its ever caught fire.

I said, how long have you been doing that?

He replied, oh, todays the first time.

He then shuffled off to get the hose and by the time he got it down to fire, it looked like a oversized black pizza after it had melted to ground level.

Him and I pissed ourselves laughing then.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on August 21, 2014, 06:13:38 PM
Hahahaha gold
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarps on August 21, 2014, 07:35:56 PM
Pmsl.........
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on August 21, 2014, 07:50:07 PM
Yepp Some days  are Diamonds , Some Days are Stone      :cheers: after its all over  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Diamond on August 21, 2014, 07:52:04 PM
I learned not to slag out the car window when travelling at 100 kms, it will come back with interest  :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on August 21, 2014, 07:57:56 PM
Generally Speaking   , sweet fanny adams  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Ratbag on August 21, 2014, 08:47:33 PM
^ Not interested in your girlfriend.

What did you learn ... ;)  ;D .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 22, 2014, 05:05:21 AM
I learned not to slag out the car window when travelling at 100 kms, it will come back with interest  :-[

Not if the window is still up.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on August 22, 2014, 09:33:28 AM
be careful once you put a 2 inch lift on your 4WD, especially if your a short arse. Would have been funny seeing me fall on the road and commando roll after getting out of Frank this morning!!!

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mace on August 22, 2014, 09:37:10 AM
 ^^^^^   ;D

Ebay, cheap.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Ratbag on August 22, 2014, 09:50:01 AM
^ Love it ...  ;D .

Most of the dogs I have shared my life with could just about step into mine, the others could climb ...

Our Dachshunds could do neither, but were easy to lift ... ;).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on August 22, 2014, 06:54:42 PM
I learned that the new myotheropist I saw today can inflict a lot of pain for a little woman.

She said I might be a "bit sore", I'd hate to think what a lot sore would be....

Hopefully it'll come good in a couple of days.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SJindustries on August 22, 2014, 06:57:46 PM
I learned that the new myotheropist I saw today can inflict a lot of pain for a little woman.

She said I might be a "bit sore", I'd hate to think what a lot sore would be....

Hopefully it'll come good in a couple of days.

No pain, no gain >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on August 22, 2014, 06:58:24 PM
No pain, no gain >:D

Hmmm, hopefully this means I'll win the lotto then!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SJindustries on August 22, 2014, 07:00:31 PM
Hmmm, hopefully this means I'll win the lotto then!

You gotta be in it, to win it. I'll never win  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on August 22, 2014, 08:35:23 PM
Lino6   the bragger . Tell him hes dreaming                                :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brett B on August 22, 2014, 08:38:14 PM
be careful once you put a 2 inch lift on your 4WD, especially if your a short arse. Would have been funny seeing me fall on the road and commando roll after getting out of Frank this morning!!!

Swannie

 :cup:
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bullant4x4 on August 22, 2014, 11:12:02 PM
Don't expect someone to spike your drink no matter how long you leave it unattended :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MDS69 on August 22, 2014, 11:24:57 PM
I learned that the new myotheropist I saw today can inflict a lot of pain for a little woman.

She said I might be a "bit sore", I'd hate to think what a lot sore would be....

Hopefully it'll come good in a couple of days.

Back when I was racing bikes I went and got a sports massage the day before a 2 day national enduro. Well this 5ft tall 60 odd year old lady greets me. Man she inflicted some pain under the guise of getting the muscles to bleed to encourage oxygen to them of some Shit like that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on August 23, 2014, 05:46:40 AM
We need some security cameras......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 23, 2014, 06:48:08 AM
be careful once you put a 2 inch lift on your 4WD, especially if your a short arse. Would have been funny seeing me fall on the road and commando roll after getting out of Frank this morning!!!

Swannie

Even Mrs Jeepers found that funny..  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on August 23, 2014, 07:18:49 AM
If you run a company you should have more sense than to use a carriage service to make a threat.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on August 23, 2014, 07:19:51 AM
If you run a company you should have more sense than to use a carriage service to make a threat.

 ??? ???

What's happened Jamie?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 23, 2014, 08:30:26 AM
We need some security cameras......

Someone snooping around the home front??  ???

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on August 23, 2014, 08:31:15 AM
Someone snooping around the home front??  ???

GG


You could say that.....

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=39039.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=39039.0)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on August 23, 2014, 09:35:08 AM
I learnt, I found our next house just up the road. Don't worry about the house, pool, tennis court and 20 acres, look at the workshop!

(http://i1.au.reastatic.net/800x600/fd2977a7652c96ac06f178e26b57d9b022fe4ecbddf18a9084c041984e10ea2b/image17.jpg)
(http://i2.au.reastatic.net/800x600/7bcf7b53569e8c90e99ecf28005a07b923390a3c522180ff68933ab35a0680f9/image18.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Ratbag on August 23, 2014, 09:38:47 AM
^ Drool, DROOL ...

You can always live in the camper, but a shed like that is to die for ...  8)   ;D   :cup: .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on August 23, 2014, 03:57:22 PM
I hate it!  Worst shed I have ever seen
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: westvic on September 07, 2014, 07:14:45 AM
learned that my 12yr old son is growing up and starting to understand the world

"Dad, I reckon that men talk while they work and women work while they talk"  :cup:

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 07, 2014, 07:24:16 AM
Havnt learned much yet ,,, but the day is young    :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on September 07, 2014, 08:04:03 AM
That I love being a Dad

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on September 07, 2014, 08:09:53 AM
That I love being a Dad

x2
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Coolblue80 on September 07, 2014, 09:06:29 AM
x 3.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarps on September 07, 2014, 12:31:15 PM
That a male can never win an argument with a female. You think you have won, but then you realise you never do.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: V8CRSA on September 07, 2014, 12:37:53 PM
And you've only just realised this ?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on September 07, 2014, 01:10:31 PM
If you do win the argument, you'll lose later......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarps on September 07, 2014, 02:16:30 PM
If you do win the argument, you'll lose later......
correct, even if you know you're right, you're wrong it seems.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 07, 2014, 02:33:18 PM
Yess Grasshopper Things that seem to be may be not as they seem ....  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Foo on September 07, 2014, 03:14:49 PM
There are still plenty of f-wits on the road!  >:D

Foo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on September 07, 2014, 03:44:00 PM
I had to do a bit of delicate soldering today & found the eyes a bit wanting but mostly the lack of hand steadiness. Nothing really bad but not steady enough for the task at hand.  :-[ I haven't done any nitty gritty soldering for over 10 years & am now in early 60's. Maybe a couple of brown beverages may have helped :laugh:
The Good Woman will be phoning the young local auto electrician tomorrow ;D (For the soldering, you evil minded bastards!)
Steve
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on September 07, 2014, 04:32:16 PM

The Good Woman will be phoning the young local auto electrician tomorrow ;D (For the soldering, you evil minded bastards!)
Steve

This time, I heard she has been using him for years?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 07, 2014, 05:39:51 PM
I had to do a bit of delicate soldering today & found the eyes a bit wanting but mostly the lack of hand steadiness. Nothing really bad but not steady enough for the task at hand.  :-[ I haven't done any nitty gritty soldering for over 10 years & am now in early 60's. Maybe a couple of brown beverages may have helped :laugh:
The Good Woman will be phoning the young local auto electrician tomorrow ;D (For the soldering, you evil minded bastards!)
Steve



Hot Rod is a good solder   ,    call him  :cheers:
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarps on September 13, 2014, 09:56:34 AM
I found the mother load. I learned where all the dot paintings are.

http://www.reddesertdreamings.com.au
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on September 13, 2014, 12:06:15 PM
It dons't matter how self righteous or a complete lack of tolerance someone displays, you sit back wait till they stuff up then move in for the kill ( by kill I mean ripping them a new one, I'm pretty sure an actual kill is illegal still   :police: )
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 13, 2014, 12:09:14 PM
It does not matter how many times you measure you will stuff it up one day. At least someone else will.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/12/ef8a048c29c0b41b549fe19891e85c14.jpg)

Joinery doors which are supposed to cover over each other. Two pack paint 32mm thick in a $1MIL plus apartment which is supposed to finish yesterday.

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dazzler on September 13, 2014, 12:45:19 PM
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Thetford-C-263CS-Electric-Ceramic-Bowl-Swivel-Cassette-Toilet-caravan-motohome-/111124808318?pt=Caravan_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19df8e027e (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Thetford-C-263CS-Electric-Ceramic-Bowl-Swivel-Cassette-Toilet-caravan-motohome-/111124808318?pt=Caravan_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19df8e027e)

I leant that not only can you do a poo you can take it for a walk...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on September 13, 2014, 12:57:04 PM
I learnt that when you take 3500 photo's and heaps of video on your holiday, then you need at least a week infront of a computer to  cull & edit to do the trip movie.

Lucky I've been on sick leave for the last 2 weeks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on September 13, 2014, 01:58:28 PM
I learnt that when you return from Moreton Island, empty the rubbish bag that's on your spare wheel on the back of the fourby, don't forget about it and find it a week later
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: brickiematt on September 13, 2014, 03:31:26 PM
I finally learned how to scan a paper map and calibrate it in Oziexplorer. Now I can use all my Rooftop and SV  maps on the Hema navigator. I've been wanting to do this for ages.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on September 27, 2014, 03:17:21 AM
I learnt how to survive peak train travel in Hong Kong  >:D

I learnt how to use chopsticks without making a complete fool of myself in a chinese restaraunt with 50,000 clients watching  :-[

I learnt how to queue jump on the sly, just by turning my shoulders around a bit and sliding forward an inch at a time,then straitening up. Best bit was when I beat a little old grey haird lady that was trying the same thing  :D :D :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: cheif carlos on September 27, 2014, 10:18:53 AM
I learnt not to put your fingers under an 70+kg pole cause it can break them  ????
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarps on September 27, 2014, 10:37:35 AM
I learnt not to put your fingers under an 70+kg pole cause it can break them  ????
ouch, didn't your Mum warn you about where not to stick your fingers?
I s'pose a 70kg pole may not have been on her mind.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Davepatrol on September 27, 2014, 12:28:19 PM
ouch, didn't your Mum warn you about where not to stick your fingers?
I s'pose a 70kg pole may not have been on her mind.....
Yeah,
Them Polish girls are tuff.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on September 27, 2014, 01:56:23 PM
Tom Jones's voice gets better with age , there's hope for me to be a rock star yet
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SteveandViv on September 27, 2014, 03:31:25 PM
Lol  :cup:

 :cup: :cheers: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 28, 2014, 05:39:54 AM
That push bike riders.... just don't get it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on September 28, 2014, 05:53:47 AM
X2. Unfortunately Zenith stuff is not the best of quality.
Zenith stainless screws heads snap off if you even look at them funny as thier pulling up
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on September 28, 2014, 06:21:42 AM
I learnt today that i should have gone to the optomotrist like 2 years ago. These glasses are absolutly amazing
I learned the same thing!
Then I learned don't buy 2 pair of glasses that take 2 weeks to make just before a trip to vietnam where they are ready the same day for 10% of the price
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 28, 2014, 06:59:06 AM
lf there happens to be a Swaggers weekend on Don't Go .
Reasons Being
1 Less traveling , missing seeing all that beautiful countryside
2 No set & pack up troubles , twilight divorces
3 No smoke following you wherever you sit at the fire  it follows SWOMBO
4 No long walks to the long drops . lt happens
5 Less chance of doing a face plant in public . lt might have happened 6 Huge chance of winning a really cool prize in the raffle cause your not there  BD & l can contest to that
7 Not having to watch Swaggers resolve into the darkness of the night full as Googs . Might happen
8 Not having to smell Bacon & eggs , with coffee on toast in the morning , then sit around chatting till its time to think about heading home . Should happen more  :cheers:
So as you can see l didn't miss ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,YES I DID ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :cheers:
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: TheWall on September 28, 2014, 12:58:44 PM
Jeepers Creepers!!!!

"Mate, nothing a good hose can't fix to get rid of the blood and guts, but I do hate it when a wheel gets stuck in the suspension though.
Back and forth, back and forth.....boinnng...there it goes, all good again.
Add one more stamp to the door and go hunting again.  :D"

You post this in another thread and you think it is other road users who need to learn lol!!!!

Better tweak the meds mate, not sure they are working :-)

I learnt today that sometimes the frontal lobe never fully develops in some of my fellow humans.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Garfish on September 28, 2014, 01:39:39 PM
When your mouth is numb from the dentist, use a straw after pouring half a glass of water over myself trying to drink it.   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on September 28, 2014, 01:59:38 PM
Once you crack open a packet of Red Rock Deli Sweet Chill & Sour Cream chips, you can't stop eating them and you have to eat the whole packet :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Nifty1 on October 01, 2014, 09:44:57 AM
I learnt a lot about Fishoilene and a bit about spray cans.

1. If the can is old and it doesn't spray, it doesn't mean the propellant has escaped.
2. Even if you dismantle the spray jet and tube and ream them out you won't fix the problem.
3. If you still want to use the contents you can pierce the can with a scriber so the oil can come out and on to a brush.
4. But it can do so under considerable pressure.
(I emptied a near-full can in about 2 seconds, all over me, the bench, and everything else within a few yards).
5. It stinks.
6. Your clothes will not be allowed near the washing machine and will have to be discarded.
I may be able to report back next year on how long it takes for the smell to dissipate.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MDS69 on October 01, 2014, 09:58:53 AM
I learnt that we must be paying our guys too much money because I am having a hard time getting any of them to work on Saturdays. >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 01, 2014, 10:13:37 AM
Once you crack open a packet of Red Rock Deli Sweet Chill & Sour Cream chips, you can't stop eating them and you have to eat the whole packet :laugh:
agree.. I just have issues digesting the whole packet part... its too rough coming out again :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on October 01, 2014, 10:48:46 AM
When dealing betwen CIL and a repairer dont get the claim number wrong

I wanted a new Fiama awning

No i dont know if i am getting a new caravan or investigated for insurance fraud all because i mis quoted 1 digit
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: wilson79 on October 01, 2014, 10:55:41 AM
I learnt a lot about Fishoilene and a bit about spray cans.

1. If the can is old and it doesn't spray, it doesn't mean the propellant has escaped.
2. Even if you dismantle the spray jet and tube and ream them out you won't fix the problem.
3. If you still want to use the contents you can pierce the can with a scriber so the oil can come out and on to a brush.
4. But it can do so under considerable pressure.
(I emptied a near-full can in about 2 seconds, all over me, the bench, and everything else within a few yards).
5. It stinks.
6. Your clothes will not be allowed near the washing machine and will have to be discarded.
I may be able to report back next year on how long it takes for the smell to dissipate.


LOL funniest story I've heard in ages...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on October 01, 2014, 04:52:21 PM
I learnt a lot about Fishoilene and a bit about spray cans.

1. If the can is old and it doesn't spray, it doesn't mean the propellant has escaped.
2. Even if you dismantle the spray jet and tube and ream them out you won't fix the problem.
3. If you still want to use the contents you can pierce the can with a scriber so the oil can come out and on to a brush.
4. But it can do so under considerable pressure.
(I emptied a near-full can in about 2 seconds, all over me, the bench, and everything else within a few yards).
5. It stinks.
6. Your clothes will not be allowed near the washing machine and will have to be discarded.
I may be able to report back next year on how long it takes for the smell to dissipate.

 :cup: :cup:

......you won't ever suffer rust issues.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Terry W4 on October 01, 2014, 06:27:20 PM
That we cannot replace the oven, cooktop and range hood (all Bosch) for the $1500 we paid for them (with a dishwasher) in 1992. Our choice of SMEG oven, SMEG cooktop and Bosch  range hood will be $3200.  Looking forward to the new set up.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on October 01, 2014, 07:06:23 PM
You got off light, we replaced just our Bosch oven for a Miele recently and I didn't get any change from $4000+

Still have the cooktop and range to go :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MDS69 on October 01, 2014, 08:41:25 PM
I learnt why the fuel economy  in our Prado is 17-18L/100. Usually when we use the Prado which is rare as we take my work car I drive. Tonight I hopped into the passengers seat for a change and the wife drove.

Drove like Fangio out of intersections and from traffic lights. I looked across to the scan guage to see it in the 34L/100 range whilst accelerating.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on October 01, 2014, 09:10:14 PM
I learned that the International 554 has 2 different fuel filters. Lucky I pulled it out of the box before I left, they didn't have the one I needed and had to order it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: raider on October 01, 2014, 09:16:49 PM
I learnt that i probably need to use my winch a bit more than once a year. Pulled the C/T up from the bottom of the garden for a weekend trip with no problems. Unspooled it out the front to rewind under tension across neighbours front yard and driveway and 'CLICK ' 'CLICK '. Coiled it around the bulbar and rang TJM and they said probably a bit of rust around the brushes from moisture and sometimes a light tap might work otherwise bulbar off and winch apart. Anyway light tap worked and got it done. When I finished I tried it again and 'CLICK ' so at some stage it might have to come apart. Read some past posts on here and some people unspool once a month to keep it dry and clean. I thought only the cheaper ones would need a re-grease but I may need to do that, as well as clean the rust off.
Raider
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on October 01, 2014, 09:18:13 PM
I learned that the International 554 has 2 different fuel filters. Lucky I pulled it out of the box before I left, they didn't have the one I needed and had to order it.
Gees Lino, I grew up on a property in the 60's and we had two of those A554 (brand new). I spent many long hours on them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on October 01, 2014, 09:28:27 PM
Gees Lino, I grew up on a property in the 60's and we had two of those A554 (brand new). I spent many long hours on them.

Sorry mate, I was born in 79! Though the A554 (which is actually my dad's tractor) is the newest tractor at my place. I have a David Brown 25c petrol/kero which was built in 53.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2014, 05:47:49 PM
that all garbo bins have been removed from most city railway stations so bombs cant be placed in them.... and will also be done at larger suburban stations..

WTF has this place become?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarps on October 02, 2014, 05:55:42 PM

Quote from: Bird

WTF has this place become?
[/quote
garbage bin free
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RallyDog on October 02, 2014, 06:58:01 PM
Peek hour in Melbourne is way more stressful than wa got trams to look out for.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2014, 07:01:31 PM
Peek hour in Melbourne is way more stressful than wa got trams to look out for.
lol.. how long you in town for...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on October 02, 2014, 08:02:25 PM
As the grass is in Spring Flush  , if l walk slow or stop to chat with somebody . The grass rips up the back of trouser leg  :cheers:  Beat The Feet  ;D ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RallyDog on October 02, 2014, 08:31:05 PM
Leaving Melbourne on Monday morning bird.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on October 02, 2014, 08:43:53 PM
Never try to push in a broken off rca pin into a fairly pricey receiver and keep kids away from your good toys
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2014, 08:47:55 PM
Leaving Melbourne on Monday morning bird.
ya shoulda put out the call... could have got a group together fer a drink.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RallyDog on October 02, 2014, 08:52:36 PM
Big stuff up on my behalf bird would of been great to meet a few swagers over in vic been hectic in the past week.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2014, 08:55:17 PM
Big stuff up on my behalf bird would of been great to meet a few swagers over in vic been hectic in the past week.
No stress dude.. :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RallyDog on October 02, 2014, 09:07:25 PM
No stress now till Monday and I have to deal with those trams again so bloody confusing never seen one before.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on October 04, 2014, 06:15:58 AM
RallyDog
            Always keep in mind when facing trams .
Your rig is no match for 28000kg + passengers of  a rolling sudden stop  = tram  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on October 23, 2014, 02:09:38 PM
No stress now till Monday and I have to deal with those trams again so bloody confusing never seen one before.

I learnt when i first moved to Melbourne if the tram stops in the middle of the road you must as well. I coul dnot understand why 5 people were pinned to the side of the tram all giving me the finger as i sailed past at 60
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RallyDog on October 23, 2014, 02:18:31 PM
Not easy hay chester especially when the wife's saying you have to turn left to turn right bloody confusing thanks to D4D pointing me in the right direction and bypassing it all on the monday. Couldn't go through that again especially with the fan on the back made it in one piece so done all right I think.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on October 23, 2014, 02:29:00 PM
Don't get too excited and walk off after finding a bit of gold.
Mate of mine kept pulling them out of the same dig, 34 pieces within 1 square metre.
 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 23, 2014, 03:11:48 PM
Quote from: Kangaron
Don't get too excited and walk off after finding a bit of gold.
Mate of mine kept pulling them out of the same dig, 34 pieces within 1 square metre.
 ;D
Wheres my invite to this heavenly miracle?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on October 23, 2014, 07:31:26 PM
Wheres my invite to this heavenly miracle?
Knock with your Detector , find it yourself                                  >:D 8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: woftam on October 24, 2014, 08:33:08 AM
That I will never understand my wife.
Well I didn't just learn it today but it was reinforced - let me explain.

My wife has continually "commented" (she doesn't complain, apparently) about the
- cost of the Patrol
- cost of accessories for said Patrol
- cost of modifications to said Patrol
- cost of running said Patrol

On our recent big trip, in the middle of the Canning Stock Route we lost the left rear tail light from the rear bumper plus a large portion of the wiring.

My $500 solution was to have it repaired when we got to Alice Springs.

For some reason this was not acceptable to my wife so now we have her ($5000) solution to a $500 problem -
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/woftam/IMG_0870.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/woftam/media/IMG_0870.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 24, 2014, 09:47:03 AM
That I will never understand my wife.
Well I didn't just learn it today but it was reinforced - let me explain.

My wife has continually "commented" (she doesn't complain, apparently) about the
- cost of the Patrol
- cost of accessories for said Patrol
- cost of modifications to said Patrol
- cost of running said Patrol

On our recent big trip, in the middle of the Canning Stock Route we lost the left rear tail light from the rear bumper plus a large portion of the wiring.

My $500 solution was to have it repaired when we got to Alice Springs.

For some reason this was not acceptable to my wife so now we have her ($5000) solution to a $500 problem -
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/woftam/IMG_0870.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/woftam/media/IMG_0870.jpg.html)
now you'll need to reinforce your rear shock towers....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: woftam on October 24, 2014, 10:05:59 AM
Already sorted prior to purchasing the CT.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on October 24, 2014, 12:13:03 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/woftam/IMG_0870.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/woftam/media/IMG_0870.jpg.html)
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Could you rotate the tyres so the lettering is even. It's annoying me that it's not symetrical.


My wife says I have CDO...............It's like OCD, but in the correct order.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: cutter on October 24, 2014, 02:07:25 PM
1. a landcruiser towbar is very heavy and made from very hard steel
2 .my face is not as hard as a landcruiser towbar
3. a wound to the face like a towbar falling on it likes to bleed lots
4. doctors can now use glue to put ones face back together
5. when asking a nurse "do you think my modelling career is over" be prepared for an answer like "sorry but I think It may have already been over mate" 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on October 24, 2014, 02:27:55 PM
1. a landcruiser towbar is very heavy and made from very hard steel
2 .my face is not as hard as a landcruiser towbar
3. a wound to the face like a towbar falling on it likes to bleed lots
4. doctors can now use glue to put ones face back together
5. when asking a nurse "do you think my modelling career is over" be prepared for an answer like "sorry but I think It may have already been over mate"
ouch... remember though, it only hurts while the pains there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on October 24, 2014, 03:52:29 PM
1. a landcruiser towbar is very heavy and made from very hard steel
2 .my face is not as hard as a landcruiser towbar
3. a wound to the face like a towbar falling on it likes to bleed lots
4. doctors can now use glue to put ones face back together
5. when asking a nurse "do you think my modelling career is over" be prepared for an answer like "sorry but I think It may have already been over mate" 
It'll probably only hurt when you laugh too  :angel:






















You'll find we're a very sympathetic mob here  >:D













Seriously wtf were you doing  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: cutter on October 24, 2014, 05:18:06 PM
wtf was I doing
I was laying under car trying to remove towbar with angle grinder because captive nuts had broken of inside chassis. I just removed it quicker than expected and caught it with my face. And yes it only hurts when I laugh, why Is everything so funny when It hurts to laugh?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Foo on October 24, 2014, 05:52:18 PM
Packing up to go camping and repacking to come home is a pain in de-arse!  >:D

Foo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on October 26, 2014, 07:45:41 PM
Don't do 4+ hours of whipper snipping, sweeping, raking, leaf blowing shoveling and then walk to the beer fridge at 1pm and punch down 3 ice cold stubbies in under 10 minutes like you're the Moe Solo Man, just to quench your thirst.

Productivity and the ability to pull start a brush cutter take a nose dive...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on October 26, 2014, 07:48:54 PM
Don't do 4+ hours of whipper snipping, sweeping, raking, leaf blowing shoveling and then walk to the beer fridge at 1pm and punch down 3 ice cold stubbies in under 10 minutes like you're the Moe Solo Man, just to quench your thirst.

Productivity and the ability to pull start a brush cutter take a nose dive...

You just learnt that today...??
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: grafy82 on October 26, 2014, 07:49:38 PM
When you have the camper top and toolbox lid open, packing ready to get away, and you have to duck out to bunnings again for 45mins cause you forgot something, you must consider that the neighbour will put her sprinkler on for half an you and have I coming over your side of the fence more than 10m. Result, everything drenched, pull it all out and start to soak up the mess.
Oh, I also learned that my toolbox is really well sealed, holds about 2 inches of water with no leaks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on October 26, 2014, 07:56:53 PM
You just learnt that today...??

I'm doing a 20 year course.  I'm a slow leaner ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on October 26, 2014, 07:57:00 PM
Don't do 4+ hours of whipper snipping, sweeping, raking, leaf blowing shoveling and then walk to the beer fridge at 1pm and punch down 3 ice cold stubbies in under 10 minutes like you're the Moe Solo Man, just to quench your thirst.

Productivity and the ability to pull start a brush cutter take a nose dive...

Yeah that's not good. 1pm is way too late to start drinking  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bullant4x4 on November 01, 2014, 08:35:16 AM
Don't go to Whittlesea show in a 2WD and park in the paddocks in pouring rain.

Why I didn't take the wagon, I don't know?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on November 01, 2014, 02:55:42 PM
Don't go to Whittlesea show in a 2WD and park in the paddocks in pouring rain.

Why I didn't take the wagon, I don't know?

 :worthles:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BBwilly on November 01, 2014, 06:11:00 PM
Your toddler will start walking when she wants to start walking.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RWW on November 01, 2014, 08:14:12 PM
Inverters are an over rated accessory when purchasing a camper trailer...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mace on November 01, 2014, 08:24:21 PM
Inverters are an over rated accessory when purchasing a camper trailer...

Agreed, but when you really need them (like running a cutting disk) they are pretty handy.

Would be worth a thread topic - what have you used on your inverter and how long for!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RWW on November 01, 2014, 08:25:28 PM
Agreed, but when you really need them (like running a cutting disk) they are pretty handy.

Would be worth a thread topic - what have you used on your inverter and how long for!

 :cheers:

I actually thought of starting it, but thought it would have been done to death already?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 02, 2014, 05:56:03 AM
Something I already knew but was reminded of again yesterday. This forum is full of a really great bunch of likeminded and friendly people, often likely to go out of the way to help one another just from online contact and not necessarily having physically met.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 02, 2014, 06:34:38 AM
That the fountain of youth has done its job.
Now we just need a fountain of smart.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BBwilly on November 02, 2014, 08:25:26 AM
I actually thought of starting it, but thought it would have been done to death already?

Actually it would be quite good for the newbs :-)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 02, 2014, 09:41:49 AM
THat when your drinking, and gaming online, that the sun comes up at dawn still.... but couldn't see ti as it pissed down all night!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on November 02, 2014, 12:02:38 PM
That Jayco mains pressure water fittings are crap!!!
Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: hainess on November 02, 2014, 01:31:17 PM
After 10 years out of the game, a 53 year old should not be expecting to hit a golf ball the same way as I did 10 years ago.

My back hurts.
And my left wrist.
And my right knee.

Rod
.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: robbo1172 on November 02, 2014, 02:52:35 PM
Last time I played golf I only hit two good balls all day...

Stood on the rake at the third...

Robbo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bullant4x4 on November 02, 2014, 06:35:23 PM
I still enjoy my food today than ever!.

I was going to get lapband a while ago but a mate said, "Why? You enjoy your food too much".

The next day was the appointment and as I thought about his comment, he was right. Glad I cancelled!

Just cooked up the tastiest pork and snapper and enjoyed every bite. I'm not a junk food junkie but let me take a few hours to cook up a feed and I'm one happy man :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 03, 2014, 06:27:05 AM
Think for a second before answering a question from the wife, even if it is a dumb question.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Diamond on November 03, 2014, 06:34:58 AM
That Jayco mains pressure water fittings are crap!!!
Swannie
Whats happened Greg?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on November 08, 2014, 04:03:57 PM
my weber doesn't want to work properly without there being gas in the bottle,,,,,,
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: elkay on November 08, 2014, 07:32:58 PM
Spent 6 hours in a Lightroom course! Information overload!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Foo on November 08, 2014, 08:05:31 PM
I really really like Rum.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on November 08, 2014, 09:18:21 PM
I learned that I'm going to cairns 2 days earlier than I thought I was ...tomorrow to be exact and I've done nothing.... my Mrs learned me that very angrily about an hour ago
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on November 08, 2014, 09:25:39 PM
Think for a second before answering a question from the wife, even if it is a dumb question.
I just yell I can't hear you, I'll just be a minute.
Then basicly hope she forgets and leaves me alone.
Seems a vaginas a trade off for rationality...even if it's not your body part it still fills your mind with fog lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on November 08, 2014, 09:33:04 PM
I also just learned that if yo accidently hit the page number thing in a thread on tapatalk it let's you navigate to page 200 in a 700 page post easy....I can't believe I just learned that....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: nab on November 08, 2014, 09:36:51 PM
My wife went back to work today (12hr shift) after being on maternity leave.

I learnt why "nothing gets done" all day when you have to look after a 1, 3 and 5yo...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on November 09, 2014, 06:20:05 AM

I learnt why "nothing gets done" all day when you have to look after a 1, 3 and 5yo...
did you go to the coffee shop with your wife's girlfriends for a gossip session today then hey?  Time consuming stuff doing that I reckon ;)  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: slcs78 on November 09, 2014, 07:49:05 AM
It's okay if your wife criticizes her family but if I do it or agree with her I'm an asshole  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on November 09, 2014, 07:54:52 AM
It's okay if your wife criticizes her family but if I do it or agree with her I'm an asshole  ???

Yup, learnt that one the hard way too :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on November 09, 2014, 08:35:58 PM
That there are a lot of either very brave blokes on this forum or that they have a death wish ????????
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on November 09, 2014, 08:50:26 PM
It's okay if your wife criticizes her family but if I do it or agree with her I'm an asshole  ???
Try having an opinion or standing up to yourself where  her kids are involved.
It's either expect to be treated with dignity and respect, accept condescending behaviour and argue or just pretend they don't exist.... teenage girls are the pits
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 09, 2014, 08:54:09 PM
Jack Miller lost the title by 2 points :(
1 crash earlier in the year cost him the title.

But that was a top race...
Something car racing fans wouldn't understand - 10 finishers within a couple of seconds.


why do commentators ask such great questions of a bloke that just lost everything he worked for all year like
"How do you feel now that you've lost?"
He should have said HOW THE **** DO YOU THINK I FEEL...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on November 11, 2014, 11:32:02 AM
that its not feckin friday yet
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: wilson79 on November 11, 2014, 11:50:26 AM
Jack Miller lost the title by 2 points :(
1 crash earlier in the year cost him the title.

But that was a top race...
Something car racing fans wouldn't understand - 10 finishers within a couple of seconds.


why do commentators ask such great questions of a bloke that just lost everything he worked for all year like
"How do you feel now that you've lost?"
He should have said HOW THE **** DO YOU THINK I FEEL...


Jack will be a force to reckon with over the next few years for sure but to lose a champion ship by two points would be devastating
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 11, 2014, 01:06:26 PM

Jack will be a force to reckon with over the next few years for sure but to lose a champion ship by two points would be devastating
looks ok on a GP
http://www.mcnews.com.au/jack-miller-gets-first-taste-motogp-power/ (http://www.mcnews.com.au/jack-miller-gets-first-taste-motogp-power/)

(http://www.mcnews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-MotoGP-Valencia-Test1-Day1-Jack-Miller-6.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on November 12, 2014, 02:16:57 PM
The water in Mallacoota inlet is very chilly at this time of year when you take an unexpected dip from your kayak.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 12, 2014, 03:28:10 PM

The water in Mallacoota inlet is very chilly at this time of year when you take an unexpected dip from your kayak.
'worthless'
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Tim - Stratford on November 12, 2014, 03:52:22 PM
The water in Mallacoota inlet is very chilly at this time of year when you take an unexpected dip from your kayak.

 :worthles:

Any Fish????

Sarah
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on November 12, 2014, 06:44:00 PM
Any fish?
Yeah in the keeper net on the bottom of the inlet, along with 2 rods and reels, a pair of prescription sunnies and my dignity, and no I didn't get any photos
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Big Tread on November 12, 2014, 07:06:40 PM
Ouch, that's a fair bit of kit to loose.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: peter01 on November 12, 2014, 07:08:02 PM
Any fish?
Yeah in the keeper net on the bottom of the inlet, along with 2 rods and reels, a pair of prescription sunnies and my dignity, and no I didn't get any photos

Well least you saved the red wine glass  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 12, 2014, 07:09:49 PM
Any fish?
Yeah in the keeper net on the bottom of the inlet, along with 2 rods and reels, a pair of prescription sunnies and my dignity, and no I didn't get any photos

I just had bourbon and coke come out my nose  ;D

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 12, 2014, 07:15:47 PM
Quote from: xcvator
Any fish?
Yeah in the keeper net on the bottom of the inlet, along with 2 rods and reels, a pair of prescription sunnies and my dignity, and no I didn't get any photos
yea that kayak fishing sounds the Shit to me... Much better than a tinny...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on November 12, 2014, 07:18:27 PM
I just had bourbon and coke come out my nose  ;D

GG
Ha ha serves you right, but better than the salt water that was coming out of my nose this morning ????
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 12, 2014, 07:18:46 PM

Any fish?
Yeah in the keeper net on the bottom of the inlet, along with 2 rods and reels, a pair of prescription sunnies and my dignity, and no I didn't get any photos
man, I hope some honest person returns your dignity. Hard to replace those...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 15, 2014, 06:03:48 AM
Don't use the cruise control on a ride-on mower when ya really, really, tired. I'd been yarning and yarning as I went. I guess I should've gone and got a cold drink outta the car huh.

Not only did I get a crooked line down the blokes back yard (small acreage) but if it wasn't for an overhanging branch brushing my head, I would hit the rain water tank that was about another 5 metres away.

I crapped myself, and then mowed with eyes like dinner plates for the rest of the mow.

Oh, and when ya hit the brakes, the cruise doesn't come off, ya have to do it manually...... bad ol cruise control...  :-[
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bullant4x4 on November 15, 2014, 03:20:19 PM
Charcoal goes pop sometimes. Lucky the corner of my mouth caught a hot shooting coal :( After spitting it out I grabbed the closes cold thing, which was a hieniken.

Kept it there to cool the burning but it leaked into my mouth. As the can emptied I called for more. I was offered an ice cube but refused and cracked the next can and bathed the burn in amber liquid.

Four (500ml) cans down and still burning, so I'm forced to drink to stop the burn :( :) That's my excuse and sticking to it as I cook a spit beef roast, pork crackling and salmon!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Snapman007 on November 15, 2014, 03:42:16 PM
When you get home at 1am and have the munchies, it's not a good idea to make a hot salami pizza and share it with a young dog. Unless of course you wanted to pressure wash the patio in the morning anyway. :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on November 18, 2014, 10:41:02 AM
never eat 3/4 of a box of sultana bran EVER
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 18, 2014, 10:47:38 AM
never eat 3/4 of a box of sultana bran EVER

(http://notsoprivatehistory.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/but-why-meme-generator-but-why-84103d1.jpg)
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 18, 2014, 11:21:42 AM
(http://notsoprivatehistory.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/but-why-meme-generator-but-why-84103d1.jpg)
coz you usually find the 'live' bran in the bottom 1/4. Then you wonder if they were also in the top......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on November 18, 2014, 11:57:30 AM
coz you usually find the 'live' bran in the bottom 1/4. Then you wonder if they were also in the top......

lol yup that was my theory and usually I've got a cast iron gut, it will teach me for being a pig and for running outta dick's bush foods,,, bloody halal Shite   ;D  and for swmbo for buying it in the first place
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bobnrob on November 18, 2014, 11:58:37 AM
When replacing a section of a dome tent's fibreglass pole, and it's near the middle of the pole...don't let go of the elastic cord when you've finished threading it through the last bit until you've tied a knot in the end   ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on November 19, 2014, 07:45:39 PM
i learnt that jeepers learnt how to copy and paste today. Lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KingBilly on November 19, 2014, 07:53:30 PM
Gold.  Was only just thinking that myself.  Or maybe his wife got roped into helping

KB
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on November 19, 2014, 07:59:36 PM
not eating for close to 24hrs then downing 6 beers +new tunes from acdc + being told off * diligaf = Im going to mums,,,BRILLIANT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 30, 2014, 08:51:02 PM
That my bones aren't as flexible as they used to be.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: nab on December 01, 2014, 12:09:48 AM
That it is possible for a 1yo to do a nappy poo explosion, have it spill out the front, have no mess on her stomach but skidmarks under her neck  ??? ??? ??? all while mum is out.......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on December 01, 2014, 12:38:42 AM
That it is possible for a 1yo to do a nappy poo explosion, have it spill out the front, have no mess on her stomach but skidmarks under her neck  ??? ??? ??? all while mum is out.......
:worthles:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jwb on December 01, 2014, 04:35:42 AM
Don't close & shake up a thermos full of just boiled cupaccino mix! In particular- don't point the top towards yourself????
OUCH. Luckily a shirt helped somewhat.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on December 01, 2014, 05:27:38 AM
Sometimes some people have a difference of opinion over somebody elses kit  , Both believing the other person is a complete fool & their opinion is absolute rubbish .  Can you believe that could happen  ??? ??? ??? :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on December 01, 2014, 02:20:32 PM
That no matter how many people I get in to install glass in Brisbane I won't get through it all until mid 2015

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on December 01, 2014, 02:23:59 PM
That no matter how many people I get in to install glass in Brisbane I won't get through it all until mid 2015

Swannie
sounds like you need a few glasses yourself swannie, preferably full of  :cheers:


It certainly was a doosy of a storm.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 01, 2014, 03:24:53 PM
That no matter how many people I get in to install glass in Brisbane I won't get through it all until mid 2015

Swannie

Not as bad as that, but geez, trying to get everybody mowed before the fat bloke arrives later this month.
Was gunna pull up stumps on the 23rd, now I've got 5 mows for the 24th.

I hope they're all up early that day, its gunna be a 6am start and mow like a maniac so I can be home for Bruce and Annie (IsuzuMu) to arrive for Xmas.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on December 01, 2014, 04:10:15 PM
I learned that in the company I work for it clearly is "every man for himself". Went in to pick up my dirty old Nissan for a trip I'm doing tomorrow and someone had taken the trailer air hoses off it....

Turns out one of the boys driving one of the Mack's forgot to unhook his hoses this morning and pulled out from under the trailer. So he pulled the hoses off mine, fitted them to his and off he went. I got in to grab my truck, let the brakes go and dumped all the air out. Not impressed.... So went to the local truck dealer, got all the most expensive hoses and fittings they had, and charged it all back to the store. Can't wait to have that argument with the manager!!!

Just don't get why they have to be like that. If they had have told me that's what they were doing I wouldn't have cared. Even a text would have been better than showing up to find it how I did. Its no wonder people get mad.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on December 02, 2014, 02:42:42 PM
Learnt today after embarrassing myself that not all aussie post delivery vans are marked ,, I could have sworn that they had to have  some type of   signage,, We have a bunch of paranoid people that live locally that are spotting suspicious white vans that are out to steal there dogs,,,,,,ohhhh i love social media
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 02, 2014, 05:19:57 PM
1st thing i learnt today- That poo flows down hill, even faster if the pipe is full from two floors up.

2nd thing i learnt today- That last thread on the IO cap does not give much warning

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on December 02, 2014, 05:23:01 PM
1st thing i learnt today- That poo flows down hill, even faster if the pipe is full from two floors up.

2nd thing i learnt today- That last thread on the IO cap does not give much warning

GG

So once you learn when pay day is, you'll be a fully qualified plumber...... ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on December 02, 2014, 05:35:05 PM
1st thing i learnt today- That poo flows down hill, even faster if the pipe is full from two floors up.

2nd thing i learnt today- That last thread on the IO cap does not give much warning

GG
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: graham on December 02, 2014, 06:28:53 PM
Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh  yuk
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 02, 2014, 06:35:02 PM
And because  :worthles:, here is the aftermath

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/02/1fab02127b5c47cb97d029a5bdcaed38.jpg)

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on December 02, 2014, 07:19:45 PM
Seems like you were right in the ... well, you know  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on December 02, 2014, 07:29:55 PM
And I thought I had a sh** day lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on December 02, 2014, 07:42:56 PM
Again - every man for himself....

Drove 6 hours to catch up with Sarah and thought while I was there, better do some work. So took a load of racking to the storage yard. Went to the store to pick up the key, and they'd sent it to Locksport..... I had emailed the manager and told him I was coming so not like I just showed up. Looks like the only reliable person I work with is me (and that's saying something....!).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jason B on December 02, 2014, 07:46:25 PM
Again - every man for himself....

Drove 6 hours to catch up with Sarah and thought while I was there, better do some work. So took a load of racking to the storage yard. Went to the store to pick up the key, and they'd sent it to Locksport..... I had emailed the manager and told him I was coming so not like I just showed up. Looks like the only reliable person I work with is me (and that's saying something....!).

I don't know mate, you get a pretty good rap from me. Your epic swag mail trip won't be easily forgotten champ.

Regards

Jas
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on December 02, 2014, 07:52:03 PM
I don't know mate, you get a pretty good rap from me. Your epic swag mail trip won't be easily forgotten champ.

Regards

Jas

Might wanna hold off the praise, I haven't done the hand over yet and scarps was my swagmail instructor  >:D

But seriously, no problems at all. I was down there for work (despite my work's best effort to sabotage) so its an easy job. No flying required!!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: V8CRSA on December 02, 2014, 07:57:51 PM
Again - every man for himself....

Drove 6 hours to catch up with Sarah and thought while I was there, better do some work. So took a load of racking to the storage yard. Went to the store to pick up the key, and they'd sent it to Locksport..... I had emailed the manager and told him I was coming so not like I just showed up. Looks like the only reliable person I work with is me (and that's saying something....!).

Mate, you just gotta stop expecting anything from people........people always let you down, the good ones like us are getting harder to find  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jason B on December 02, 2014, 08:17:24 PM
Might wanna hold off the praise, I haven't done the hand over yet and scarps was my swagmail instructor  >:D

But seriously, no problems at all. I was down there for work (despite my work's best effort to sabotage) so its an easy job. No flying required!!

 :cheers:

Will return the favour one day mate and hopefully be able to do the same for other swaggers. It's much appreciated.

Jas
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on December 02, 2014, 09:29:25 PM
Will return the favour one day mate and hopefully be able to do the same for other swaggers. It's much appreciated.

Jas

Its all good mate, things tend to work out in the end!  :cheers:

Maybe that's something else I learned today, its not hard to help another out.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Garfish on December 03, 2014, 05:21:53 AM
That when you park on a steep driveway and somehow, don't apply the hand brake and somehow leave it / knock it into neutral that the car will roll away without you in it. 

I don't know how, but I forgot both last night, came inside said hi to the kids and then went to grab a beer from the beer fridge and noticed out the corner of my eye a car parked on the street, but at right angles to the gutter, and I went who parked like that, then looked and said, crap that's my car.   Luckily no damage and no one was in the street at the time
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 03, 2014, 05:53:54 AM
1st thing i learnt today- That poo flows down hill, even faster if the pipe is full from two floors up.

2nd thing i learnt today- That last thread on the IO cap does not give much warning

GG

I laughed so hard I nearly wet myself, which in itself, is not so new.  :-[
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarpsD40 on December 03, 2014, 06:06:19 AM
Might wanna hold off the praise, I haven't done the hand over yet and scarps was my swagmail instructor  >:
No flying required!!

 :cheers:
'worthless' needs it's own thread with 100posts to garner scarps status.
Btw, might need a swagmail thread started to get this big wad of cash I have for you?
Thnx for doing that delivery of 'my goods'. Oh sorry, wrong guy, that's right, you sold me the goods:-)
Appreciated.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jason B on December 03, 2014, 06:14:38 AM
'worthless' needs it's own thread with 100posts to garner scarps status.
Btw, might need a swagmail thread started to get this big wad of cash I have for you?
Thnx for doing that delivery of 'my goods'. Oh sorry, wrong guy, that's right, you sold me the goods:-)
Appreciated.....

Watching with interest  ;D. I have studied all of the CSI shows and reckon I can out smart them when it comes to disposing of a body.  >:D

Jas
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SJindustries on December 03, 2014, 06:59:14 AM
'worthless' needs it's own thread with 100posts to garner scarps status.
Btw, might need a swagmail thread started to get this big wad of cash I have for you?
Thnx for doing that delivery of 'my goods'. Oh sorry, wrong guy, that's right, you sold me the goods:-)
Appreciated.....
Well I got past the 115 posts for BHG swagmail. You must be the apprentice now :evil:
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: scarpsD40 on December 03, 2014, 07:24:45 AM
Well I got past the 115 posts for BHG swagmail. You must be the apprentice now :evil:
maaaaaate, it's all yours. I've retired.  My good deeds were damaging my bad reputation.......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on December 03, 2014, 06:37:12 PM
1st thing i learnt today- That poo flows down hill, even faster if the pipe is full from two floors up.

2nd thing i learnt today- That last thread on the IO cap does not give much warning

GG
So,are you going to persevere with the plumbing or go back to being the "cable guy"  :angel:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 03, 2014, 06:43:36 PM
So,are you going to persevere with the plumbing or go back to being the "cable guy"  :angel:

Chippy by trade
Builder by day
Cable by night
All the other things when needed, lately too much as I am on the maintenance side of things at the moment. New project will start in the new year

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: ScottT on December 04, 2014, 11:06:09 AM
That when you park on a steep driveway and somehow, don't apply the hand brake and somehow leave it / knock it into neutral that the car will roll away without you in it. 

I don't know how, but I forgot both last night, came inside said hi to the kids and then went to grab a beer from the beer fridge and noticed out the corner of my eye a car parked on the street, but at right angles to the gutter, and I went who parked like that, then looked and said, crap that's my car.   Luckily no damage and no one was in the street at the time

Lottery ticket me thinks !
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on December 04, 2014, 11:20:08 AM
That the cops are SMASHING the eastlink with #plate cameras.. Right from Frankston right through to Springy Road.. at least 20 cop cars parked up...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on December 04, 2014, 02:08:07 PM
That the cops are SMASHING the eastlink with #plate cameras.. Right from Frankston right through to Springy Road.. at least 20 cop cars parked up...

Just in time for Christmas
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on December 04, 2014, 02:31:11 PM
Just in time for Christmas
I always thought that Krispy Kremes was in Narre Warren.. ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on December 04, 2014, 04:19:33 PM
That the cops are SMASHING the eastlink with #plate cameras.. Right from Frankston right through to Springy Road.. at least 20 cop cars parked up...

Good stuff, the cameras predominately pick up unregistered/uninsured cars, and scumbags with warrants/outstanding fines etc.
Should be out every day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on December 04, 2014, 05:01:49 PM
Good stuff, the cameras predominately pick up unregistered/uninsured cars, and scumbags with warrants/outstanding fines etc.
Should be out every day.
Yep  :cup: been out and about on the Peninsula over the last couple of weeks too  ;D ;D gets my vote  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on December 04, 2014, 07:58:07 PM
I learned that exchange rates mean absolutely nothing to banks.720 us cost me just shy of 1000 by the time the ****ers were done with me
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on December 04, 2014, 08:22:17 PM
I learned that exchange rates mean absolutely nothing to banks.720 us cost me just shy of 1000 by the time the ****ers were done with me

Try and find a retired banker to do your transactions  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on December 04, 2014, 08:22:48 PM
Retarded? Lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Chippy76 on December 04, 2014, 09:23:35 PM
School excursion to Darling downs zoo with my 7 year old and his class ... I learned that snakes can retract their eyeballs into their skulls.  Female lions do most of the hunting, however only have a 20% efficiency at it ....

Cheers Chippy :D
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bullant4x4 on December 13, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
Lmfao while drinking
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 21, 2014, 05:37:48 AM
Multi-tasking.

Did you know, if you sit on the crapper backwards, the cistern makes a very good small table for your coffee and cornflakes.
This means, in my case, i can sleep in for an extra 20 minutes because I can multi-task.

The only two downsides are, 
The date roll is now on a side i'm not use to. and because of the shape of the turd bowl, I tend to leave more skid marks than a getaway car.
But hey, that's the job of Mrs. Jeepers and the little toilet duck guy.

Try it, you'll never go back the other way again.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SJindustries on December 21, 2014, 05:57:27 AM
Multi-tasking.

Did you know, if you sit on the crapper backwards, the cistern makes a very good small table for your coffee and cornflakes.
This means, in my case, i can sleep in for an extra 20 minutes because I can multi-task.

The only two downsides are, 
The date roll is now on a side i'm not use to. and because of the shape of the turd bowl, I tend to leave more skid marks than a getaway car.
But hey, that's the job of Mrs. Jeepers and the little toilet duck guy.

Try it, you'll never go back the other way again.
LOL :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: discoteddy on December 21, 2014, 06:18:25 AM
Multi-tasking.

Did you know, if you sit on the crapper backwards, the cistern makes a very good small table for your coffee and cornflakes.
This means, in my case, i can sleep in for an extra 20 minutes because I can multi-task.

The only two downsides are, 
The date roll is now on a side i'm not use to. and because of the shape of the turd bowl, I tend to leave more skid marks than a getaway car.
But hey, that's the job of Mrs. Jeepers and the little toilet duck guy.




Try it, you'll never go back the other way again.



Been done at "some" work places for a while, even has a name, the Reverse Kanga!


Cheers,

Disco teddy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on December 21, 2014, 07:14:49 AM


Been done at "some" work places for a while, even has a name, the Reverse Kanga!


Cheers,

Disco teddy.

Hahahaha hahahahahahaha  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 22, 2014, 07:08:39 PM
That multimeters hold lots off special smoke.

Off to Jaycar for a new one

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Diamond on December 22, 2014, 07:10:12 PM
That multimeters hold lots off special smoke.

Off to Jaycar for a new one

GG
:laugh: was it the meter or the user?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 22, 2014, 07:16:00 PM
:laugh: was it the meter or the user?

No comment

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on December 23, 2014, 10:40:36 AM
That I am not as young as I think I am

After 1km swim then a 25km cycle I thought I am only training ditched the run leg went to work for the day and then fell asleep on the couch by 7:30pm
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: peter01 on December 24, 2014, 03:27:50 PM
That only having $3 at the car wash is about $2 short, had to drive home with blue foam spraying off and finish it   >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: berlitza on December 24, 2014, 03:32:18 PM
That only having $3 at the car wash is about $2 short, had to drive home with blue foam spraying off and finish it   >:( >:( >:(

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on December 24, 2014, 03:56:29 PM
I learned that there are lugs that are supposed to be on truck wheels to stop the spider hubs sheering off the valve stems. I learned this after I had to get the local tyre guys out to change some flat tyres on my work training truck. Turns out the tyres were flat because the valves were ripped off. But of welding and job was all good.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Ynot on January 14, 2015, 02:06:00 PM
That Prado 150 won't start if steering lock hasn't released.
I parked a the shops and left my wheels slightly turned and turned off the vehicle. On return I went to start and the dash lights lit up but nothing on the press of the button. Tried jumping off the aux battery but still no go.
I then tried moving the shifter in and out off park, kicking the brake pedal incase the sensor there was dodgy before taking the weight off the steering wheel somewhat accidentally. It sprung out of lock (must have had just enough pressure to be stuck on the mechanism) and it started straight up!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 14, 2015, 02:23:06 PM
Rodeo clutch hydraulics are a crap system to bleed  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jwb on January 14, 2015, 03:42:46 PM
Copy that Shane????
It took me a few days & some nasty words to get mine to bleed off a few years back.
Right royal pain????
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GanG on January 14, 2015, 04:25:38 PM
I learnt that when the warning lights come on your patrols dash, seek professional assistance even if all appears ok to your own semi knowledgable eye. Currently waiting to see how badly I have broken my pootrol, and how many thousand fun tickets its going to cost me for my own stupidity :-( :-(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: V8CRSA on January 14, 2015, 04:40:19 PM

Never to hire anyone under the age of thirty even if they interview well and seem to have the knowledge that your looking for......... >:(

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on January 14, 2015, 04:58:52 PM
I learnt that when the warning lights come on your patrols dash, seek professional assistance even if all appears ok to your own semi knowledgable eye. Currently waiting to see how badly I have broken my pootrol, and how many thousand fun tickets its going to cost me for my own stupidity :-( :-(

What's Happened mate?

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on January 14, 2015, 05:04:33 PM
Never to hire anyone under the age of thirty even if they interview well and seem to have the knowledge that your looking for......... >:(

Bugger. Reading between the lines here, but it makes it hard for those that actually want to work......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: V8CRSA on January 14, 2015, 07:32:48 PM
Bugger. Reading between the lines here, but it makes it hard for those that actually want to work......

Yeah it does and maybe a little unfair, but the work ethic of most young people is disgraceful.
If there not disappearing,"playing" on their phones or what ever they just can't be told.....
We hired a 23 year old who brought a skate board to work and couldn't understand why I cracked it when it was being ridden during work hours in the busy yard of a truck dealership and in front of customers...........then stands up and questions me on why I would say it's "inappropriate"
OMG.........maybe just a bag experience, but not the 1st either.
I have always been keen on giving people a go, but from now on only gunna take people with runs on the board.

Rant over now, time for a few  :cheers: now,

Cheers matt
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: markg66 on January 14, 2015, 08:42:28 PM
That to change the page or background colour in a word 2013 doc you go to "design" and "change page colour", then when it still stubbornly refuses to print that colour you have to change the default print setting in "options"/ "display"/"printing options" and tick "Print background colours and images"

Yeah not like it wasn't obvious or anything..........
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bill on January 14, 2015, 08:48:54 PM
I learned the 1.5 k walk to the bottom of the waterfall was lovely.
The walk back was a real workout though.
Stll it was well worth it...
Bill
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bobnrob on January 15, 2015, 09:14:42 PM
Rodeo clutch hydraulics are a crap system to bleed  >:(

Also on the GQ...learnt that today after changing the master and slave cylinders   ::)

We hired a 23 year old who brought a skate board to work and couldn't understand why I cracked it when it was being ridden during work hours in the busy yard of a truck dealership and in front of customers...........then stands up and questions me on why I would say it's "inappropriate"
OMG.........maybe just a bag experience, but not the 1st either.

At 23, shouldn't skateboards have been left behind by now   ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 16, 2015, 05:14:53 PM
I've always been a student of history but I did not know this: In 1272, the Arabic Muslims invented the condom, using a goat's lower intestine. In 1873, the British refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the goat first.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 16, 2015, 05:31:10 PM
 ;D :cup 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZRe1kPWZw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZRe1kPWZw)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jetcrew on January 16, 2015, 06:16:16 PM
I learnt if you set the camper up in the backyard .. You will be pulled into the vortex known as the Annex and drink beer .. I'm still sittin here ... 8 down  :cheers: :cheers:

Jet  :D

I'm just testing the power set up .. Dear  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on January 16, 2015, 06:40:33 PM
I learnt if you set the camper up in the backyard ..

 :cup: :cup:

Rain coming.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jetcrew on January 16, 2015, 07:27:41 PM
:cup: :cup:

Rain coming.....

Why be like that .... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

sunshine coming I hope heading off to noosa next week for 3 days camping

Jet ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on January 16, 2015, 07:39:01 PM
I've always been a student of history but I did not know this: In 1272, the Arabic Muslims invented the condom, using a goat's lower intestine. In 1873, the British refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the goat first.
And I thought the subject of early birth control was just a bit a bit anal  :angel:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on January 16, 2015, 08:08:08 PM
I've always been a student of history but I did not know this: In 1272, the Arabic Muslims invented the condom, using a goat's lower intestine. In 1873, the British refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the goat first.

Funny, I got taught that it was kiwis that invented it, with sheep intestine.  Bloody public school system  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on January 16, 2015, 08:11:07 PM
I learnt if you set the camper up in the backyard ....

......heading off to noosa next week for 3 days camping

Same, same for you.....easy if you forget something..... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on January 16, 2015, 08:15:36 PM
I learnt if you set the camper up in the backyard .. You will be pulled into the vortex known as the Annex and drink beer .. I'm still sittin here ... 8 down  :cheers: :cheers:

Jet  :D

I'm just testing the power set up .. Dear  :D

 :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GanG on January 18, 2015, 07:55:00 PM
What's Happened mate?

Swannie
Sorry for the late reply mate.......short version, hit some water at speed and a whole lot of dash lights came on. Pulled up, checked the fuel filter water trap, air cleaner etc and nothing to be found, it was running well, no errors on the scan guage and nothing was awry to the naked eye. We were a fair way from town it was cold wet and pissing with rain and mobile was in an out of service, I elected to drive on to civilisation and subsequently boiled it. :-(

Temp went from OK to frkkin hot in the blink of an eye, ECU shut it down on an overtemp error.

it appears the water blew the serpentine belt off the idler assembly.......which it appears was rebuilt incorrectly as the belt was not running true on it it seems.

End result was a get out of jail card for me.......mechanic turned it over by hand, it started and ran ok, no water or oil in places they shouldn't be. Its done 650km with the camper on the back since my act of gross stupidity and hasnt missed a beat..........THANK <Insert your deity of choice here>

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2015, 08:02:45 PM
Sorry for the late reply mate.......short version, hit some water at speed and a whole lot of dash lights came on. Pulled up, checked the fuel filter water trap, air cleaner etc and nothing to be found, it was running well, no errors on the scan guage and nothing was awry to the naked eye. We were a fair way from town it was cold wet and pissing with rain and mobile was in an out of service, I elected to drive on to civilisation and subsequently boiled it. :-(

Temp went from OK to frkkin hot in the blink of an eye, ECU shut it down on an overtemp error.

it appears the water blew the serpentine belt off the idler assembly.......which it appears was rebuilt incorrectly as the belt was not running true on it it seems.

End result was a get out of jail card for me.......mechanic turned it over by hand, it started and ran ok, no water or oil in places they shouldn't be. Its done 650km with the camper on the back since my act of gross stupidity and hasnt missed a beat..........THANK <Insert your deity of choice here>
flog it while its still going..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 23, 2015, 06:21:21 AM
If ya got a dose of the squirts/trots/etc, don't take a sleeping tablet by mistake.

When ya do wake up from a wild dream you've been out in the 4WD and driving and misbehaving in some muddie tracks, you may never know, just how close you came to doing just that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: wilson79 on January 23, 2015, 07:38:51 AM
If ya got a dose of the squirts/trots/etc, don't take a sleeping tablet by mistake.

When ya do wake up from a wild dream you've been out in the 4WD and driving and misbehaving in some muddie tracks, you may never know, just how close you came to doing just that.

Lol. I hope your partner was wearing Mud terrain slippers.. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on February 01, 2015, 12:35:56 PM
That you can use a food vacuum sealer machine as a laminator  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on February 16, 2015, 09:11:46 AM
Wow, I learnt real quick that getting the vaccuum cleaner out of the cleaning cupboard for the missus DOESN'T qualify as helping with the house work  :'( :'( :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MDS69 on February 16, 2015, 10:17:55 AM
Wow, I learnt real quick that getting the vaccuum cleaner out of the cleaning cupboard for the missus DOESN'T qualify as helping with the house work  :'( :'( :angel: :angel:

either does lifting your feet so she can vacuum under
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on February 16, 2015, 10:27:26 AM
Funny, I got taught that it was kiwis that invented it, with sheep intestine.  Bloody public school system  ;D ;D ;D
I always thought it was swag men with jumbucks under coolabah trees
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 16, 2015, 11:27:55 AM
Dont wear a white shirt to the car wash

The shirt is now the same colour as the suds that came out of the brush

HOT PINK
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on June 22, 2015, 01:45:51 PM
Today I learned that despite their best efforts, it seems our National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hasn't quite nationalised the rules yet. It looks like that single axle vehicles fitted with road friendly suspension in Victoria can carry 1t more than the other states. Maybe one day all the states will come to an agreement and sort their crap out.... Until then, time to communicate to our stores in NSW that they can't cart as much as the Victorians.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on June 22, 2015, 03:26:10 PM
Today I learned that despite their best efforts, it seems our National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hasn't quite nationalised the rules yet. It looks like that single axle vehicles fitted with road friendly suspension in Victoria can carry 1t more than the other states. Maybe one day all the states will come to an agreement and sort their crap out.... Until then, time to communicate to our stores in NSW that they can't cart as much as the Victorians.

In the last 18-24 months, they finally did this for light vehicles, well almost  ::)

After years of arguing we ended up with the National Code Of Practice for light vehicles, NCOP or VSB14. Except here in Qld. We have an amended version, QCOP,Queensland Code Of Practice.

So much for one nation ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on June 22, 2015, 03:39:06 PM
In the last 18-24 months, they finally did this for light vehicles, well almost  ::)

After years of arguing we ended up with the National Code Of Practice for light vehicles, NCOP or VSB14. Except here in Qld. We have an amended version, QCOP,Queensland Code Of Practice.

So much for one nation ???

For heavy vehicles it seems like they have now got 1 regulator, regulating all of the different state's rules. Seems pointless to me.  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on June 22, 2015, 04:40:05 PM
Not to trust banks to do things on time. Our house settlement is now 6 working days overdue because they haven't got their sh!t together and their response is "you just have to wait". And then the lending dude at said bank has the gall to tell me to stop yelling at him. Lucky it was over the phone otherwise he would have been decked. Time for a few  :cheers: s to calm down
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on June 22, 2015, 06:11:09 PM
That my imaginary friends think they are so cool.
They have been picking on me of late.
But that's Ok,
I'm going to give them the silent treatment until they apologize.

Idiots
 ;D   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Snapman007 on June 22, 2015, 09:20:03 PM
Put me down for a box of your homemade brownies please Jon. :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andy_Q on June 22, 2015, 11:22:00 PM
Cornice adhesive does not stick to ceiling paint.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on June 23, 2015, 12:12:22 AM
I learned that visiting a place 26 years later isn't always a good idea.
Ok the shopping better but this quaint old trading village founded by the Portuguese in 1500 is now just a shopping discount district of singapore.
Still worth a visit I wish I hadn't seen it before it looked like this as it's saddening to say the least
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on June 23, 2015, 03:37:07 PM
I learned that visiting a place 26 years later isn't always a good idea.
Ok the shopping better but this quaint old trading village founded by the Portuguese in 1500 is now just a shopping discount district of singapore.
Still worth a visit I wish I hadn't seen it before it looked like this as it's saddening to say the least
Wifey & I felt the same when visiting Airlie Beach 18 months ago. We moved from there in '83!
Steve
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on June 23, 2015, 04:52:26 PM
Starting to run at nearly 40 is not a good idea when you rip your calf muscle to pieces!

Swannie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lino6 on June 23, 2015, 04:55:30 PM
Starting to run at nearly 40 is not a good idea when you rip your calf muscle to pieces!

Swannie

Geez mate that's no good. I too learned running is hard work, but only because I'm unfit not injured though.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: dales133 on June 23, 2015, 04:57:53 PM
I only run when something s chasing me
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Colmano on June 23, 2015, 05:15:28 PM
Wifey & I felt the same when visiting Airlie Beach 18 months ago. We moved from there in '83!
Steve
I was last there in 05 and when I visited last December it had changed a lot...couldnt imagine how you felt visiting 30 years later  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kylarama on June 23, 2015, 05:35:39 PM
Cornice adhesive does not stick to ceiling paint.


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Mix a bit of Bondcrete (or PVA glue) with water and brush over the painted surface.  Cornice mix or basecote sticks no dramas then.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andy_Q on June 23, 2015, 06:07:19 PM
Thanks I have some bond Crete somewhere.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on June 23, 2015, 06:29:20 PM
I only run when something s chasing me
People wonder why I have the head that I do.
Stand ya ground,  :laugh:   besides I'm not a fast runner  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: robbo1172 on June 23, 2015, 06:53:43 PM

I only run when something s chasing me

There's only two reasons I run, being chased by a big dude (or the mrs) or they ring the bell for last drinks...

Robbo...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Colmano on June 24, 2015, 05:12:33 PM
Butterflys taste through their feet....

Thanks Wiggles DVD  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 11, 2016, 12:47:04 PM
Was 'reminded' again, BFG TA's suck arse in the wet. For some reason I threw a pair on the trailer ??? Coming onto the Hwy from Caloundra and I can see front left corner of the trailer in the right mirror.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stabicraft on February 11, 2016, 01:11:22 PM
That the RMA is populated by morons.

There was a huge pothole.
There was a man putting black stuff into the pothole.
There was water coming from the pothole, I assume from a broken pipe or something and the gravel was being washed out as fast as he was filling it.

And...................
There were two other men standing there watching him??????????

No wonder we have the worst roads on the planet, if this is an example of the road workers we have.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Moggy on February 11, 2016, 02:48:07 PM
That the RMA is populated by morons.

And...................
There were two other men standing there watching him??????????

No wonder we have the worst roads on the planet, if this is an example of the road workers we have.

Was probably a training exercise  >:D >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: raider on February 11, 2016, 03:07:47 PM
Was probably a training exercise  >:D >:D

Inductions maybe ?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 11, 2016, 04:24:25 PM
Were they filling the pothole or installing a pothole..... 2 totally different jobs there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 11, 2016, 08:16:15 PM
I learnt that no 10 minute job is ever 10 ****ing minutes...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Foo on February 12, 2016, 04:57:18 AM
At 58 I'm to friggin old to be mixing concrete all day in the sun = body racked with pain.  :'(

Foo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on July 16, 2016, 06:30:33 AM
I should keep a screw in tow point in my recovery gear, just in case I need to recover a bogged ambulance :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tracker on July 16, 2016, 07:19:32 AM
At 58 I'm to friggin old to be mixing concrete all day in the sun = body racked with pain.  :'(

Foo

     Suck it up cupcake..... ;D ;D ;D...It don't get any easier young fella ...... :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oldmate on July 16, 2016, 07:33:13 AM
I learnt that no 10 minute job is ever 10 ****ing minutes...


Yep. Ain't that the truth
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tracker on July 16, 2016, 07:58:28 AM

Yep. Ain't that the truth


     X2
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: RallyDog on July 16, 2016, 08:07:47 AM
That im not 18 any more and pulling 2ks of sheep fencing down is not easy even harder put the new one up.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Diamond on July 16, 2016, 10:07:00 AM
I should keep a screw in tow point in my recovery gear, just in case I need to recover a bogged ambulance :o
Please elaborate :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: D4D on July 16, 2016, 10:09:09 AM
Please elaborate :)


http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=38139.msg839900#msg839900 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=38139.msg839900#msg839900)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 04, 2017, 09:33:52 PM
If your wife says "That's broken, you should go get it fixed" a week ago, there's a pretty good chance that she's right ::)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on February 04, 2017, 09:39:21 PM
At 58 I'm to friggin old to be mixing concrete all day in the sun = body racked with pain.  :'(

Foo
Maybe you should take a couple cement pills  >:D >:D >:D ;D you young blokes don't know how easy you get it  :angel:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: glenm64 on February 04, 2017, 10:04:19 PM
I cant lay bricks, but I already knew that.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 07:00:26 AM
That the RMA is populated by morons.

There was a huge pothole.
There was a man putting black stuff into the pothole.
There was water coming from the pothole, I assume from a broken pipe or something and the gravel was being washed out as fast as he was filling it.

And...................
There were two other men standing there watching him??????????

No wonder we have the worst roads on the planet, if this is an example of the road workers we have.
At least they turned up & did something  >:D >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 07:06:17 AM
When the Dyson makes funs noises & smells of molten something its going to be expensive    :-[ :-[                              & it was  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on February 05, 2017, 07:23:27 AM
When the Dyson makes funs noises & smells of molten something its going to be expensive    :-[ :-[                              & it was  :'(

I do hope YOU weren't using it when the funny noises and smells emanated..... :o :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 07:29:37 AM
I do hope YOU weren't using it when the funny noises and smells emanated..... :o :o
                                                                               Yep  >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GeoffA on February 05, 2017, 07:40:03 AM
                                                                               Yep  >:D

Paddy-whack the drumstick for you.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 08:24:11 AM
l had to dig deep for the new vac  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 05, 2017, 09:19:52 AM
l had to dig deep for the new vac  :'(
And is 'her in-doors' going to let you forget it Speewa?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 11:26:03 AM






                                                 just added to the list  :'( :'( :'(                        :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 05, 2017, 11:38:45 AM
I do hope YOU weren't using it when the funny noises and smells emanated..... :o :o
Vacuuming the man cave again and the VB caps clogged up the pipe?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 06, 2017, 08:05:41 AM
I learnt that no 10 minute job is ever 10 ****ing minutes...

Then you and your missus are doing it wrong ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Swannie on March 31, 2017, 06:23:31 PM
Then you and your missus are doing it wrong ;D

 :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 31, 2017, 07:12:46 PM
I knew this a long time ago, but the last couple of days/week, seriously how stupid came some people be.
Some can not think for them selves, they rely on social media for their information regarding roads being closed, river heights, flood warnings.
The fools have access to the internet, yet they ask other brain dead twits, who have in turn passed on miss information and take it as truth.
Instead of visiting local SES FB pages, Bom, or ringing 132500(SES) and asking.

It seems Stupid is breeding Stupid.
(http://www.clarencecoastpropertymaintenance.com.au/images/smilies/facepalm.gif)  (http://www.clarencecoastpropertymaintenance.com.au/images/smilies/Fall_Over_Shocked.gif)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 31, 2017, 07:27:55 PM
I knew this a long time ago, but the last couple of days/week, seriously how stupid came some people be.
Some can not think for them selves, they rely on social media for their information regarding roads being closed, river heights, flood warnings.
The fools have access to the internet, yet they ask other brain dead twits, who have in turn passed on miss information and take it as truth.
Instead of visiting local SES FB pages, Bom, or ringing 132500(SES) and asking.

It seems Stupid is breeding Stupid.
(http://www.clarencecoastpropertymaintenance.com.au/images/smilies/facepalm.gif)  (http://www.clarencecoastpropertymaintenance.com.au/images/smilies/Fall_Over_Shocked.gif)

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Footnote:
Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on March 31, 2017, 07:48:59 PM
It seems Stupid is breeding Stupid.
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You've hit the nail right on the head there Hairs  >:( Take all the warning labels off of everything and let Darwin have his way , Somebody overdoses , pump a bit more sh1t into them, let them die in the streets, Some bodies  bac is .230,while driving, give a bottle of scotch and finish them off. Anybody caught trafficking ICE in ANY amount stand up against a wall and shoot them
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on April 02, 2017, 05:40:15 PM
 :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hoop Snake on April 04, 2017, 09:38:44 AM
You've hit the nail right on the head there Hairs  >:( Take all the warning labels off of everything and let Darwin have his way , Somebody overdoses , pump a bit more sh1t into them, let them die in the streets, Some bodies  bac is .230,while driving, give a bottle of scotch and finish them off. Anybody caught trafficking ICE in ANY amount stand up against a wall and shoot them
Agree 100 percent!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hoop Snake on April 04, 2017, 09:42:12 AM
I learnt that you can eat cane toads. If you lop off the legs and skin them they are fine to eat.
Haven't tried them yet personally so take this advice with required caution...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on April 04, 2017, 08:52:27 PM
I learnt that you can eat cane toads. If you lop off the legs and skin them they are fine to eat.
Haven't tried them yet personally so take this advice with required caution...
We generally have a bunch in our freezer waiting for bin day. Let us know when you're up for a feast and I'll thaw some out for ya... ;D

Apparently times have changed and toad hunting around the yard with a 9 iron isn't really an acceptable way to spend an evening with the kids anymore. ::)

We still do our bit to eradicate the pests from our land, but we've gone all humane these days and net them, then bag and freeze 'em. I guess the end result is kinda the same, but it's nowhere near as fun as it used to be. :)

Only took 2 kids with a butterfly net and a torch about 20 minutes in the garden to get this load into a garbage bag. These go into the old chest freezer with the crab bait and get dumped with the general rubbish on bin day.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Nomad on April 04, 2017, 09:01:28 PM
We generally have a bunch in our freezer waiting for bin day. Let us know when you're up for a feast and I'll thaw some out for ya... ;D

Apparently times have changed and toad hunting around the yard with a 9 iron isn't really an acceptable way to spend an evening with the kids anymore. ::)

I still hit them down the road.............god knows how many rotting toads are sitting there on my neighbours roof's.......I tend to hook them onto the road behind so its all good lol.................
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 04, 2017, 09:16:56 PM
There's no way in the world toads will ever end up in my freezer, happy to punt them down the road myself.
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on April 04, 2017, 09:34:53 PM
You guys have all the fun.... ;D

The misses overheard me telling the kids how the toads pretend they're dead and you have to give 'em a few good hits just to be sure. Needless to say our hunting season ended right about then....

Sometimes I dunno which is more gross in that freezer, the fresh load of toads in the garbage bag, or the half a bag of bait that was all kinds of wrong when I threw it in there a few months ago.... ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on April 04, 2017, 10:26:03 PM
I learnt my piccies are too little lol. How do I make them bigger Scott
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on April 04, 2017, 11:29:03 PM
I learnt my piccies are too little lol. How do I make them bigger Scott
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tracker on April 04, 2017, 11:39:31 PM
I learnt my piccies are too little lol. How do I make them bigger Scott

    You need to know a drug mule...... i think....??
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on April 05, 2017, 06:39:57 AM
I learnt that you can eat cane toads. If you lop off the legs and skin them they are fine to eat.
Haven't tried them yet personally so take this advice with required caution...
l WILL NEVER BE THAT HUNGURY <<<<<<<<<          EVER            >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on July 31, 2017, 12:52:13 PM
I learned that wearing wet gloves for 9 hours while using a brick saw to cut concrete capping for a retaining wall is not a good idea. Now I got concrete burns on tips of 4 of my fingers. Hurts like buggary  :'(

I've had to relearn how to make coffee, type and pick my nose without using the index or middle fingers of either hand.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 31, 2017, 01:23:47 PM
Hah, wait until you have a crap...... that should be fun.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BaseCamp on July 31, 2017, 04:48:34 PM
I learned that wearing wet gloves for 9 hours while using a brick saw to cut concrete capping for a retaining wall is not a good idea. Now I got concrete burns on tips of 4 of my fingers. Hurts like buggary  :'(

I've had to relearn how to make coffee, type and pick my nose without using the index or middle fingers of either hand.
This may be a bit late for you - but the concreter that did a $50K block retaining wall I was involved with   said it's best not to use capping - because it eventually breaks down/pops off. ...?

I have no idea if that advice is correct/true? ....    just passing it along....

(fyi, the wall was approx 2.8H x 60mtrsL...  300 series - core filled; horizontal and vertical rbar; and toe & heal footings.....)

BaseCamp

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: brickiematt on July 31, 2017, 05:22:15 PM
This may be a bit late for you - but the concreter that did a $50K block retaining wall I was involved with   said it's best not to use capping - because it eventually breaks down/pops off. ...?

I have no idea if that advice is correct/true? ....    just passing it along....

(fyi, the wall was approx 2.8H x 60mtrsL...  300 series - core filled; horizontal and vertical rbar; and toe & heal footings.....)

BaseCamp

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Cappers won't pop off if you've got a good bricklayer...... ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on July 31, 2017, 05:45:46 PM
This may be a bit late for you - but the concreter that did a $50K block retaining wall I was involved with   said it's best not to use capping - because it eventually breaks down/pops off. ...?

I have no idea if that advice is correct/true? ....    just passing it along....

(fyi, the wall was approx 2.8H x 60mtrsL...  300 series - core filled; horizontal and vertical rbar; and toe & heal footings.....)

BaseCamp

Bugger....................I've got 60m of wall rising from 1 course to 5 courses (each course 200 high), capped for the full length, and with the curves about half of the caps had to be cut on both ends to align the joints  :'(

I'll be the one crying in the corner if they start popping ?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on July 31, 2017, 05:48:18 PM
Cappers won't pop off if you've got a good bricklayer...... ;) ;D ;D

I don't (D.I.Y), so they might...............time will tell.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 03, 2017, 04:59:35 PM
What did I learn today? I learnt that a Honda Odyssey (that's what the mrs said it was) doesn't make a good choice for beach driving. Went to drive onto Stockton Beach this morning, for the first time in a couple of years, and there about 30M into the soft sand track was this poor bugger trying to dig out his car. The bl@@dy thing only has about 150mm clearance max, and low profile tyres, so there was no letting air out of the tyres to get more traction. To top it off, no tow bar, and no other points to attach a winch cable. There is a spot on the back where you could probably attach an eye bolt, but whether it might let go when trying to winch it out is another thing. Ended up just digging out underneath, pushing while he reversed, till it jammed up with sand underneath, then doing it all again. Spent almost an hour, with him, myself and another couple of blokes that came along about halfway through it, till we finally got it onto firm ground.

Hmmm another thing I learnt was, I'm too bl@@dy old to be pushing cars out of bogs. My arms and legs are knackered now...  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 04, 2017, 03:32:57 AM
Trying to set up my own sped camera business could be slightly flawed.

It seemed like a good idea in my head.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on August 04, 2017, 10:07:38 AM
Sooo how much and how many points did you loose this time Kev ? ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 04, 2017, 12:11:33 PM
Sooo how much and how many points did you loose this time Kev ? ;D

None..... I want to get my own speed cameras to make ME money.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KingBilly on August 04, 2017, 12:49:23 PM
None..... I want to get my own speed cameras to make ME money.

Speed cameras DO make you money Kev.  Or at least save you money.  Stay with me here  :D

Speed cameras collect what I like to call "stupid" tax for government.  "Stupid" because only those stupid enough to speed have to pay the tax.  Yes, I was stupid, once.  Without this stupid tax, state governments would be broke.  Speed cameras bring in billions each year.  Google it  :D

Now without this stupid tax, you and everybody else would be paying extra income tax, extra GST, extra sales tax, etc., etc..  The other good thing about this stupid tax is it does not discriminate.  This stupid tax applies equally to the rich and the poor, to those in Mercs and those in Excels.  If you are stupid, you pay the tax.  A lot fairer than income tax I reckon.  Now, I don't know about you, but the more stupids there are out there getting caught by speed cameras, the less tax I have to pay.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Have a nice day

KB
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: UIZ733 on August 04, 2017, 12:55:01 PM
Speed cameras DO make you money Kev.  Or at least save you money.  Stay with me here  :D

Speed cameras collect what I like to call "stupid" tax for government.  "Stupid" because only those stupid enough to speed have to pay the tax.  Yes, I was stupid, once.  Without this stupid tax, state governments would be broke.  Speed cameras bring in billions each year.  Google it  :D

Now without this stupid tax, you and everybody else would be paying extra income tax, extra GST, extra sales tax, etc., etc..  The other good thing about this stupid tax is it does not discriminate.  This stupid tax applies equally to the rich and the poor, to those in Mercs and those in Excels.  If you are stupid, you pay the tax.  A lot fairer than income tax I reckon.  Now, I don't know about you, but the more stupids there are out there getting caught by speed cameras, the less tax I have to pay.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Have a nice day

KB
Sounds good to me except........................the amount could be at least quadrupled IF there was mobile phone illegal use, cameras as well. They are EVERYWHERE.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KingBilly on August 04, 2017, 12:56:07 PM
Sounds good to me except........................the amount could be at least quadrupled IF there was mobile phone illegal use, cameras as well. They are EVERYWHERE.

Believe such cameras are being trialled in the UK.  Bring em on I say.

KB
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wazza999 on August 05, 2017, 04:39:37 PM
"This stupid tax applies equally to the rich and the poor, to those in Mercs and those in Excels.  If you are stupid, you pay the tax.  A lot fairer than income tax I reckon."
Except I understood that the Merc driver's vehicles are registered to a business, so the business pays the (heftier) fine, perhaps deducts it from the businesses tax and no points are lost. Perhaps the loophole has been closed?
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on November 13, 2017, 12:42:13 PM
Trump voters are actually real...

Had the ‘pleasure’ of taking a work colleague from our factory in the USA around Australia and New Zealand last week.

He made a couple of comments in the first couple of days that had me raising my eyebrows.

Then while having a couple of beers in the Virgin Lounge while waiting for a flight one afternoon he came out and said he was proud to have voted for Trump.
He went on to enlighten me about some ‘facts’ about the US.

I had no idea a 38 year old university educated white male was so oppressed and discriminated against over there these days... ;)

Then I got all of the Hillary Clinton conspiracies... ;D

At that point I was thinking how disappointed I was we that we don’t get Fox News over here, I had no idea that Hillary Clinton had murdered so many people and was wondering why our news outlets hadn’t reported on these atrocities....

But then I couldn’t contain my laughter when he commented on our local Sky news. He said he was surprised there was a news outlet that was more right wing then Fox News.
I said “you mean ‘as’ far right as Fox?” He said “No, I mean ‘more’ extreme right and so biased”.

So Trump voters do exist and they actually really do believe all that stuff...

I was giggling to myself the whole flight over to NZ. :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 13, 2017, 12:53:52 PM
Quote from: Pete79
Trump voters are actually real...

Had the ‘pleasure’ of taking a work colleague from our factory in the USA around Australia and New Zealand last week.

He made a couple of comments in the first couple of days that had me raising my eyebrows.

Then while having a couple of beers in the Virgin Lounge while waiting for a flight one afternoon he came out and said he was proud to have voted for Trump.
He went on to enlighten me about some ‘facts’ about the US.

I had no idea a 38 year old university educated white male was so oppressed and discriminated against over there these days... ;)

Then I got all of the Hillary Clinton conspiracies... ;D

At that point I was thinking how disappointed I was we that we don’t get Fox News over here, I had no idea that Hillary Clinton had murdered so many people and was wondering why our news outlets hadn’t reported on these atrocities....

But then I couldn’t contain my laughter when he commented on our local Sky news. He said he was surprised there was a news outlet that was more right wing then Fox News.
I said “you mean ‘as’ far right as Fox?” He said “No, I mean ‘more’ extreme right and so biased”.

So Trump voters do exist and they actually really do believe all that stuff...

I was giggling to myself the whole flight over to NZ. :)
One of our most experienced global IT gurus got fired after a firey argument with a Clinton voter after the election.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: loanrangie on November 13, 2017, 12:59:25 PM
That Aus Post really are ****tards, bought a small item from rural Vic so it went to the Sunshine sorting center then to Granville NSW and then back to Sunshine and delivery for today supposedly . So almost 6 days when it should have been a next day delivery.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 13, 2017, 02:36:11 PM
That Aus Post really are ****tards, bought a small item from rural Vic so it went to the Sunshine sorting center then to Granville NSW and then back to Sunshine and delivery for today supposedly . So almost 6 days when it should have been a next day delivery.
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=50966.msg899712#msg899712 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=50966.msg899712#msg899712)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on November 14, 2017, 07:15:44 AM
bought a small item from rural Vic so it went to the Sunshine sorting center

Sarah posted me a parcel yesterday, & I can see that it's in Sunshine this morning, so we'll see how it goes... ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: callmejoe on November 14, 2017, 09:10:04 AM
Found out that my new state manager REALLY is a w@nker.
Just wait an see what his new changes achieve..
In the long run I'll be better off, but hey some concelation with the contracter BEFORE just dumping it in my lap would be appreciated with such big  life style changes needed
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on November 15, 2017, 06:34:01 AM
Sarah posted me a parcel yesterday, & I can see that it's in Sunshine this morning, so we'll see how it goes... ???

Still at Sunshine as at 5 minutes ago
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on November 15, 2017, 06:51:24 AM

Hmmm another thing I learnt was, I'm too bl@@dy old to be pushing cars out of bogs. My arms and legs are knackered now...  :'(
Rehydrate as quickly as possible after such an event  or any event for that matter  .
Be prepared to maintain a Hi fluid intake till you feel better or nothing at all  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hewy54 on November 15, 2017, 07:48:18 AM
Learnt how precious life is.
ME : 63 yo played a bit of sport still fairly fit and active, but smoke too much for too long and drink too much
GOOD MATE : 65 yo fitness fanatic all his life. Paddled marathons with me, 100 pushups and 5 km run before breakfast every morning, looks 50, body of a 40yo and mindset of a 20yo. Has terminal cancer and not expected to see the week out.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on November 15, 2017, 09:05:50 AM
Trump voters are actually real...

Had the ‘pleasure’ of taking a work colleague from our factory in the USA around Australia and New Zealand last week.

He made a couple of comments in the first couple of days that had me raising my eyebrows.

Then while having a couple of beers in the Virgin Lounge while waiting for a flight one afternoon he came out and said he was proud to have voted for Trump.
He went on to enlighten me about some ‘facts’ about the US.

I had no idea a 38 year old university educated white male was so oppressed and discriminated against over there these days... ;)

Then I got all of the Hillary Clinton conspiracies... ;D

At that point I was thinking how disappointed I was we that we don’t get Fox News over here, I had no idea that Hillary Clinton had murdered so many people and was wondering why our news outlets hadn’t reported on these atrocities....

But then I couldn’t contain my laughter when he commented on our local Sky news. He said he was surprised there was a news outlet that was more right wing then Fox News.
I said “you mean ‘as’ far right as Fox?” He said “No, I mean ‘more’ extreme right and so biased”.

So Trump voters do exist and they actually really do believe all that stuff...

I was giggling to myself the whole flight over to NZ. :)
Clearly they exist... he won an election just because you wouldn't vote for him doesn't mean a large number of Americans wouldn't. As Charles Barkley said "Black people have voted democrat their whole life, and they are still poor."

I walk past a Trump motel everyday to see people getting photo's outside, the hotel isn't even owned by him but merely leases the name. You can even buy Trump mints down at the local store.
Enough of politics for now
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on November 15, 2017, 09:37:15 AM
If you're washing something down with metho and you've got miniscule cuts or cracks in your fingers the metho finds each and every one of them   :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 15, 2017, 09:41:51 AM
If you're washing something down with metho...
were you drinking that home made Shit again???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DrewXT on November 15, 2017, 12:00:55 PM
If you're washing something down with metho and you've got miniscule cuts or cracks in your fingers the metho finds each and every one of them   :'( :'(
Don't do it with automotive thinners...

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 15, 2017, 12:02:47 PM
learnt that we getting the tour of HP in Burwood at 9am Friday morning...
secure printing and more pointless dribble
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Troopy_03 on November 15, 2017, 12:17:42 PM
learnt that we getting the tour of HP in Burwood at 9am Friday morning...
secure printing and more pointless dribble drivel

Make that two things you learnt today  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 15, 2017, 12:52:14 PM
i learnt that the news wont be "NEWS" for weeks... dont even bother trying or picking up a paper
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DrewXT on November 15, 2017, 03:31:42 PM
learnt that we getting the tour of HP in Burwood at 9am Friday morning...
secure printing and more pointless dribble
Burwood or Forest Hill?  Take the matchsticks to keep your eyes open... Pity I'm not based there anymore, or could have had lunch

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on November 15, 2017, 05:08:44 PM
Quote from: DrewXT
Burwood or Forest Hill?  Take the matchsticks to keep your eyes open... Pity I'm not based there anymore, or could have had lunch
Burwood... secure printing is the biggest ****in pain in the arse on earth
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DrewXT on November 16, 2017, 07:22:01 AM
Burwood... secure printing is the biggest ****in pain in the arse on earth
Papercut is by far the best I've implemented yet.  Tied into building security passes

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on November 16, 2017, 08:03:21 AM
Still at Sunshine as at 5 minutes ago

Woohoo! :D

Jumped to Underwood Mail Centre in Qld as at 12.37am this morning
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rockrat on November 16, 2017, 04:03:24 PM
Not specifically today, but have been learning to play guitar for a couple of weeks and it is much harder than I thought. My fingers just don't seem to go where I want them to.  Very frustrating, never had problems with my fingers when participating in other "recreational" activities.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: McTavish on November 16, 2017, 11:24:16 PM
Rockrat - a cool little site to use is Riffstation (website & app) where you find a youtube song and it gives you the chords.   Brilliant feature is you click up/down the capo setting and it adjusts the chords so you can find a range of chords that are easy enough to play.   Can save the songs you like in favourites to come back to.   If your song is not in the list click on search for chords and it analyses the song and works them out for you.   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DrewXT on November 17, 2017, 08:12:00 PM
Not today, but on Tuesday I learned if you walk down 20 flights of ****ing stairs during a fire drill you end up with a buggered back...



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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on November 17, 2017, 08:17:26 PM
It takes a big chook to shag an emu, Craig
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Coolblue80 on November 18, 2017, 05:39:12 AM
It takes a big chook to shag an emu, Craig

It takes  big dog to weigh a ton.
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on April 17, 2018, 04:38:26 PM
That you should always take a good look under your brand new 4wd before you drive it home.

Some poor sucker is about to take delivery of a “brand new” fully spec’d up Rubicon and that has salt crusted over the whole undercarriage, a transmission covered with oxidization and rusted bolts everywhere.

If my special order vehicle looked like that on the showroom floor I’d tell them to shove it.

Today I learnt that dealers don’t just drive from their yard to ARB to get your accessories fitted, sometimes there’s a detour to Double Island point involved.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on April 17, 2018, 04:53:51 PM
Demo model for the Motoring Journos huh, But it comes with all these added extra's . ;D ..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on April 17, 2018, 05:25:57 PM
Did you take it home or leave it in the showroom?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on April 17, 2018, 05:43:19 PM
Nah, it's a 4 door. not for me.

I jumped under the front of it while waiting for the airbag replacement on my car, just wanted to check out the factory swaybar disconnect.
First I saw the tie rods looked pretty rusty, then noticed the bottom of the auto transmission oxidized like none I'd ever seen and thought that looks pretty average.
It wasn't until I moved around to side that I saw how much salt was crusted on the whole undercarriage, I wiped a massive crust of salt off the tank guard and another huge chunk off the chassis where I noticed how much rust was in the chassis.

Like you Edz, I assumed it was a demo and they'd taken it for the compulsory "driving through breaking waves and spraying salt water everywhere" beach shot that you need to do a car review or advertisement.
I just figured it had been run in salt water and never washed under it, because my JK has been driven on Straddy, Bribie, Double Island Point and Fraser many times and there is not a spot of rust on the chassis or any oxidation on any alloy parts. Mine gets washed underneath meticulously every time it goes anywhere near anything salt.

But as I slide out from under this "new" JK the salesman wondered over and proceeded to tell me that it's a special custom order and the client has been waiting over 18 months for all of the options (custom embroidered leather, etc) to be finished.
I almost said to the salesman that they should at least wash under it before the hand it over, but thought it was better to say nothing and hope that the customer sees for himself what they've done to it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on April 17, 2018, 07:26:29 PM
Sounds to me like they got stuck with it, Can fit a hell of a lot of gear, including custom built stuff in 18 months ..
 Not like theyre hand  building the rig from a set of drawings from scratch . ;D  Theres no way Id fork out the Sheckles then be waiting 18 months for anything . .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on April 17, 2018, 07:56:08 PM
Sounds to me like they got stuck with it, Can fit a hell of a lot of gear, including custom built stuff in 18 months ..
 Not like theyre hand  building the rig from a set of drawings from scratch . ;D  Theres no way Id fork out the Sheckles then be waiting 18 months for anything . .
True, could have been done in a week by places like double black off-road who specialise in jeeps
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: McTavish on April 17, 2018, 08:17:10 PM
Given I work in an office and the worst injury is a paper cut this old timers safety first vid has taught me a thing or two.   Especially at the 5min mark - ummm  nasty...

https://www.facebook.com/UniqueCars/videos/1703327789731843/ (https://www.facebook.com/UniqueCars/videos/1703327789731843/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 18, 2018, 12:59:54 PM
"What did I learn today"
That a window seat on a plane, isn't always the best seat.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 18, 2018, 01:10:10 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
"What did I learn today"
That a window seat on a plane, isn't always the best seat.

yea that photo of the engine housing is crazy..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 18, 2018, 06:44:39 PM
"What did I learn today"
That a window seat on a plane, isn't always the best seat.
I'd assume she wasn't wearing the seatbelt at the time that happened.....might be best to keep it on at all times when on a plane now, just in case.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on April 19, 2018, 01:11:45 PM
I'd assume she wasn't wearing the seatbelt at the time that happened.....might be best to keep it on at all times when on a plane now, just in case.

“Bank executive Jennifer Riordan, 43, was wearing a seatbelt when the window she was sitting next to was broken by debris from an exploded engine, pulling her partially out of the plane.

Several passengers were injured attempting to drag her back inside the aircraft”

 http://abc.net.au/news/2018-04-19/passenger-sucked-through-plane-window-was-wearing-seatbelt/9674330?pfmredir=sm (http://abc.net.au/news/2018-04-19/passenger-sucked-through-plane-window-was-wearing-seatbelt/9674330?pfmredir=sm)

I’m a platinum frequent flyer and have 3 little superstitions about flying that I try to stick to as much as possible.

1) Sit in an isle seat whenever possible.
2) Sit no more then 7 rows from an exit.
3) Never take off seatbelt while seated and always make sure seat belt is pulled tight in turbulence, take off and landing.

Probably watched too many episodes of Air Crash Investigators... ;)
But it has been proven those 3 points statistically give you the best chance of surviving a survivable incident on an airplane.


There is a 4th one, but it’s no good for me.
If you’re a leather jacket sort of person, don’t store it in the overhead locker. Hang it on the little hook/button on the seat in front of you and throw it over yourself in an emergency landing for the best chance of surviving the ensuing fireball.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on April 19, 2018, 01:27:39 PM
I learnt that the daughters dog is not intimidated by a six foot fence, cleared it and decided she would sit in the back of the daughters ute and wait for her. Only problem is she won't be home until Sunday.
 ;D :D :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 19, 2018, 04:33:03 PM
“Bank executive Jennifer Riordan, 43, was wearing a seatbelt when the window she was sitting next to was broken .........
geez i thought she was unlucky to start with thinking she likely was sitting there minding her own business but wasn't wearing a seatbelt, but if that's the case, then she's super unlucky to have had that on and be killed that way.....imagine the forces in play to do that to her.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 19, 2018, 04:40:26 PM
Quote from: Pete79
Probably watched too many episodes of Air Crash Investigators... ;)

Mum told the story of when she flew back to England to see her sister in the 80's the hostess noticed mum was not lookin happy... Mum wasnt a good flyer at that time.

Anyway the hosty was pretty friendly and good mum said.... Told mum to sit back and relax, we'll be putting on a movie once we take off...

Mum sat back, relaxed... they took off, movie came on... The movie? - Airport 77

(http://4travellers.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_0848.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 19, 2018, 06:43:13 PM
I learnt that some people have no fear how much fuel they'll carry in the back of their vehicle....... I was behind this guy at the traffic lights this arvo, the fumes from the fuel cans were pretty strong inside my fourby, would hate to have been in that vehicle smelling them.
(http://i.imgur.com/D5SAUpm.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on April 19, 2018, 07:03:06 PM
I've learnt I need to distance my self from toxic people.
I'm over the crap.
Life is way to short,
The sun will come up tomorrow,


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on April 19, 2018, 07:23:18 PM
lf 5H1t runs down hill step aside & let it go                          :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on April 19, 2018, 07:43:33 PM
lf 5H1t runs down hill step aside & let it go                          :cheers:
cheers.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 19, 2018, 07:57:07 PM
Mum told the story of when she flew back to England to see her sister in the 80's the hostess noticed mum was not lookin happy... Mum wasnt a good flyer at that time.

Anyway the hosty was pretty friendly and good mum said.... Told mum to sit back and relax, we'll be putting on a movie once we take off...

Mum sat back, relaxed... they took off, movie came on... The movie? - Airport 77
would you believe that movie is actually on right now on channel 92 / 9Gem
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 20, 2018, 09:29:36 AM
Quote from: Rumpig
would you believe that movie is actually on right now on channel 92 / 9Gem


:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

What did you learn today?
We still have 90% of drivers on teh road that should not have licenses, and the **** OFF OUT OF THE FAST LANE YOU **** I mean Keep left unless overtaking and give way to the right are no longer laws/rules/the.way.it.should.be in this country
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on April 20, 2018, 10:28:42 AM
I got tangled up in a police pursuit yesterday and narrowly missed being rear ended at about 150kph, i was stationary in a turn lane. What i learnt is if you think our new Sudo friends cant drive at 60kph then you dont want to be in their path at 150 in the middle of Dandenong. Scary sh!t

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: gordo350 on April 20, 2018, 10:51:43 AM
I got tangled up in a police pursuit yesterday and narrowly missed being rear ended at about 150kph, i was stationary in a turn lane. What i learnt is if you think our new Sudo friends cant drive at 60kph then you dont want to be in their path at 150 in the middle of Dandenong. Scary sh!t

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Nah. That can't be true. There was nothing on the news about it
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on April 20, 2018, 12:40:55 PM
Guess you had to be there then They called it off right in front of me when he went up the wrong way on the Princes Hwy at 12:30 in the arvo, thats desperate. What pissed me off is when i realised i had my dashcam turned off


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 20, 2018, 12:50:05 PM
Quote from: macca
What i learnt is if you think our new Sudo friends cant drive at 60kph then you dont want to be in their path at 150 in the middle of Dandenong.
Your lying ... Big ears told us there is no problem with them. and who the **** is friends with the parasites ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on April 20, 2018, 01:03:53 PM
Your lying ... Big ears told us there is no problem with them. and who the **** is friends with the parasites ???
Now come on Bruce, look at all the good they bring to our society
If i had a bit more time to think i could of picked up my old attitude adjuster off the floor and flicked it out the window as they went past that would of ended it right there but knowing my luck it would have missed them and hit the coppers

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on April 20, 2018, 01:40:06 PM
Id say you would have faced about a dozen or more charges and faced 5 to 10 years in prison with no parole if you tried to help out .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 20, 2018, 01:55:11 PM
Quote from: macca
Now come on Bruce, look at all the good they bring to our society

yea... ask any jewelers store in Melbourne.
Bloke second from left in this shot has been told what to do if the tuff guy in the blue shirt with birdShit on it says the wrong thing
(https://images.thewest.com.au/publication/S-1817832/1515572533161_Gangs_16-9_13289449_1817832_20180110180124ee666d37-61e3-49a7-8f58-e6577c8b5633.jpg_sd_1280x720.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 20, 2018, 02:16:13 PM
Is The 5th Dimension touring Australia? (Looks like it)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06X5HYynP5E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06X5HYynP5E)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on April 20, 2018, 04:49:57 PM
yea... ask any jewelers store in Melbourne.
Bloke second from left in this shot has been told what to do if the tuff guy in the blue shirt with birdShit on it says the wrong thing
(https://images.thewest.com.au/publication/S-1817832/1515572533161_Gangs_16-9_13289449_1817832_20180110180124ee666d37-61e3-49a7-8f58-e6577c8b5633.jpg_sd_1280x720.jpg)
Have you ever listened to what that guy has had to say, he is a fair dinkum tosser

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on May 14, 2018, 07:37:32 PM
I guess I have always known this,
But I have leaned to be true to myself.
No BS, no kidding myself, no BSing others, just be me and being me is good.
Drama, some live to create it, some can't live without it because it makes them the centre of their Shitty world and it is so bloody obvious.

Before you all get worried, no I haven't joined the happy clappers, no I haven't joined Hill Song or some other cult,

Life isn't about how many breathes you take,
It about how many breathes you have had taken away.

Happy Days



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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: alnjan on May 14, 2018, 09:00:40 PM
Got to agree with that Jon.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on May 15, 2018, 08:25:35 AM
Guess you had to be there then They called it off right in front of me when he went up the wrong way on the Princes Hwy at 12:30 in the arvo, thats desperate. What pissed me off is when i realised i had my dashcam turned off


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What pisses me off is our pursuit policies, crooks know that when they go on the wrong side of the road the pursuit is terminated. We are so scrutinised after a pursuit by superiors that it's not worth getting into a pursuit anymore.
If we had a policy similar to countries overseas where we are allowed to do Pitt manoeuvres the crooks will think twice about pursuits, along with mandatory jail time. By them knowing they can go on the wrong side of the road to have it terminated it makes it more dangerous for other members of the public.
The bosses think that by terminating that the crooks just slow down and drive to the speed limit but they don't, there is enough vision I've seen from polair that shows their driving behaviours don't change at all
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on May 15, 2018, 09:29:21 AM
Quote from: JusyApples
If we had a policy similar to countries overseas where we are allowed to do Pitt manoeuvres the crooks will think twice about pursuits,
Why arent our cops allowed? too many doo gooders? or crims have more rights than humans and they'll sue..

Quote
along with mandatory jail time.
I get the Shits when they sprout the bullShit about "we are increasing the maximum sentence to 100000 lashes, 1 hour of stoning, tarred and feathered, and 120 years of hard labour with Foxtel, Ipads, Free education, heaters, and if you don't you riot and get KFC too..."
... How about increasing the MINIMUM sentence ??? ..as if anyone ever gets much more than the minimum...

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By them knowing they can go on the wrong side of the road to have it terminated it makes it more dangerous for other members of the public.
That doesnt seem to matter.

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The bosses think that by terminating that the crooks just slow down and drive to the speed limit but they don't, there is enough vision I've seen from polair that shows their driving behaviours don't change at all
... we all see it nightly on the news.  Next time someone gets killed they will have a stern look into it for 5 minutes until people forget about it then SNAFU.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on May 15, 2018, 07:55:27 PM
Bird, the hierarchy are soft. Crooks aren't seen as crooks anymore, they are seen as customers and we can't upset customers. And that's not made up either.

They rather let criminals literally get away with their crimes and don't want police to police. They rather have it chased up at a later date when really it's so much harder to get a conviction.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on May 15, 2018, 08:11:54 PM
Cheers Al.
Happy Days.
Got to agree with that Jon.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 15, 2018, 08:27:24 PM
Bird, the hierarchy are soft. Crooks aren't seen as crooks anymore, they are seen as customers and we can't upset customers. And that's not made up either.

They rather let criminals literally get away with their crimes and don't want police to police. They rather have it chased up at a later date when really it's so much harder to get a conviction.

I'm just wondering what would happen if something was called off, and resulted in catastrophe afterward.  And someone related to the victims gathered the gumption to  sue the supervising officer and the hierarchy for negligence.  For allowing the offenders to continue their activity, which was clearly dangerous to everyone else and the offenders themselves.  There used to be a 'Dereliction of Duty' once.  If it was only the Army, then it should be the Police Service also.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: alnjan on May 15, 2018, 08:46:12 PM
Bird, the hierarchy are soft. Crooks aren't seen as crooks anymore, they are seen as customers and we can't upset customers. And that's not made up either.

They rather let criminals literally get away with their crimes and don't want police to police. They rather have it chased up at a later date when really it's so much harder to get a conviction.

That's what happens when people are promoted beyond their capabilities and now have no idea how things need to be done.  All went down hill after 1988.  Remember it well. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on May 16, 2018, 11:47:17 AM
Karma is real.
Listen to Alan Jones on the way to work and you will be taken out by flying kegs...
 https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/moment-a-keg-smashes-into-a-car-in-sydney/news-story/bc6a8919e82845ed2eb397adf1bd5e4c (https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/moment-a-keg-smashes-into-a-car-in-sydney/news-story/bc6a8919e82845ed2eb397adf1bd5e4c)

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: markg66 on May 16, 2018, 08:25:58 PM
I learnt pressing "control + colon" on the keyboard while you have a cell selected in excel puts todays date into that cell.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 07, 2018, 06:13:04 AM
Don't trust "Gastro Stop" tablets and try to squeak out a fart less than thirty minutes after taking them.

Don't attempt said fart while laying on your back under a car.

Don't ponder for too long, the best way to remove yourself from said car.

Hope like Shit, your neighbor doesn't drop over just as you get out from under car.

He only stayed for a minute, but his nose was twitching pretty bad.


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 07, 2018, 09:00:20 AM
I learnt to read all instructions for a big screen tv

Got a 65 inch Samsung QLED TV a couple of weeks ago.

The picture was OK but not as fantastic as i thought
Everytime i looked at the screen it had a new scratch on it

Well moved into the new house set up the TV and got the craps cause i noticed another scratch. Then noticed this weird lifted bit in the corner of the screen. Picked at it and what did i find yep the edge to the protective film i had not removed

Well wow you should see this TV now clear as a bell
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on August 07, 2018, 11:19:51 AM
I learnt to read all instructions for a big screen tv

Got a 65 inch Samsung QLED TV a couple of weeks ago.

The picture was OK but not as fantastic as i thought
Everytime i looked at the screen it had a new scratch on it

Well moved into the new house set up the TV and got the craps cause i noticed another scratch. Then noticed this weird lifted bit in the corner of the screen. Picked at it and what did i find yep the edge to the protective film i had not removed

Well wow you should see this TV now clear as a bell
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on August 07, 2018, 11:34:23 AM
Don't trust "Gastro Stop" tablets and try to squeak out a fart less than thirty minutes after taking them.

Don't attempt said fart while laying on your back under a car.

Don't ponder for too long, the best way to remove yourself from said car.

Hope like Shit, your neighbor doesn't drop over just as you get out from under car.

He only stayed for a minute, but his nose was twitching pretty bad.

and laxettes and sleeping pills should never be taken together.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KeithB on August 07, 2018, 03:50:19 PM
Don't trust "Gastro Stop" tablets and try to squeak out a fart less than thirty minutes after taking them.

Don't attempt said fart while laying on your back under a car.

Don't ponder for too long, the best way to remove yourself from said car.

Hope like Shit, your neighbor doesn't drop over just as you get out from under car.

He only stayed for a minute, but his nose was twitching pretty bad.

The new GASTROSTOP PLUS will get the wind down to below 2 knots and well as fixing the other.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Nomad on August 07, 2018, 06:35:23 PM
I belted my elbow up a couple of weeks ago and my dr mate put me on some anti-inflams. He warned me that after a few I wouldnt go number 2's............after two days on them there was no sign of number 2's for nearly 5 days........the relief when it happened was unreal  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 07, 2018, 07:03:30 PM
Your relieved you couldn't do No. 2's ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jwb on August 08, 2018, 04:05:21 AM
Cruiser, you might want to re read his post :)
Cheers

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 08, 2018, 12:45:18 PM
I cannot imagine why JWB.

 >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on August 11, 2018, 12:53:09 PM
I know the difference, alot of you know the difference, but there are some that don't.
Please edumacate them.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180811/d5164f1f76cf511a4716279dfd0f304b.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on August 11, 2018, 02:29:45 PM
Some people need to learn a bit of Humanity [ if thats the right word ]  . My sister inlaw had this polite old gentleman knock on her door .
Setting the scene, Drought affected area, An  Old man well into his eighties travelling through asking people in a small village if its possible to have their grass clippings to help feed his couple of house cows ..
Most everyone he visited  " Yes no, troubles and mowed their lawns to give to him the bags of clippings "  bar a couple of Scrotes that said he would have to do it himself if he wanted it, then sat back and watched a frail Old man mow their overgrown house block / surrounds ..
Im sure these Blow in Scrotes would never get any help from me or anyone else I knew, If I was still living in this little country village .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on August 11, 2018, 03:08:17 PM
I know the difference, alot of you know the difference, but there are some that don't.
Please edumacate them.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180811/d5164f1f76cf511a4716279dfd0f304b.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 05, 2018, 06:38:21 AM
Well, not today, but last Sunday.

Our tenants left our house and granny flat spotless and everything in order..... BUT....

We did learn, that 8 years as a rental property does take its toll on things.
About 4 years ago, a tenant that started out ok ended going a bit feral on us and stuff that had been damaged and then repaired, is now requiring a bit more loving.

We'll be doing some decent maintenance over the coming months and while Mrs Jeepers was wanting her new kitchen before Xmas, that'll be a 2019 project now.
So will the bathroom make-over, but hey, its still a very livable property.

Shit, I hope it rains out there soon... it would be the driest I've ever seen it out there at the moment.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on September 05, 2018, 09:41:41 AM
I learnt today that very few people on the road DESERVE or have EARNED their license... but i realised that 30 years ago. :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on September 05, 2018, 05:33:41 PM
I learnt today that very few people on the road DESERVE or have EARNED their license... but i realised that 30 years ago. :(
I'm hearin ya.
They can't get the simple Shite right, don't use mirrors, don't use indicators, don't understand how a roundabout works.
Should be in the rant thread, but what I've learnt is keep my cool.
A driver over took me on a narrow section of road, forced the car coming towards off the road and myself as we avoided an accident.
I followed into Town, pulled up behind her, knocked on her window as she was doing her make up, when she stepped out the car she was surprised to see me.
I calmly said said,
Why the F&%$ do you drive like that?
She is the manager of the local bca branch.
She crapped herself and quickly walked away.

There ya go, it's just not bogans that drive like Shite.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: nab on September 05, 2018, 05:54:15 PM
I have learnt that some people on here (actually everywhere really) are Shit magnets! Bad Shit seems to happen to them or around them all the time, I just can't work it out. Maybe my expected standards of people are lower than average. Maybe I'm just lucky to avoid all the crap!!!

Regarding other drivers, I drive a bit for work and very rarely see a dangerous maneuver, I have no issues merging or letting others in, rarely get tailgated, generally I get let in from side streets and I let many other in too, rarely see no indicators used or people swerving on the road etc etc. Don't get me wrong, I see some crappy driving but not often is it dangerous or bloody ridiculous. Maybe I'm just a patient guy? Or maybe I'm the Shitty driver hahaha!!!!

Then we have some friends who have had health issues, relationship issues, family member issues, drug issues all in the one family and you wonder how or why it happens to them? If something can go wrong it is almost always them that it happens to. Admittedly some of their lifestyle choices aren't helping the situation but it just seems to be a constant barrage of issues, one after the other.

I like my simple, (so far) low issue life haha!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rockrat on September 05, 2018, 06:49:31 PM
I learnt today that very few people on the road DESERVE or have EARNED their license... but i realised that 30 years ago. :(
This morning I got a filthy look from a woman turning the corner into the stree I was crossing as a pedestrian. People don’t know, have forgotten, or more likely just don’t care, that when turning into a street you must give way to any pedestrians already crossing the street.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rockrat on September 05, 2018, 07:25:15 PM
Leaving the iron on all night and day won’t necessarily burn the house down!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on September 05, 2018, 08:29:27 PM
Hey nab,
I don't get it either, except maybe I have my eyes open and get to see it.
Sure a few days will go by and everyone around me is normal, then Kaboom,
Every shagger acts like a tool.
You wouldn't be the first to mention that I attract them.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 06, 2018, 07:01:22 AM
I learnt today that very few people on the road DESERVE or have EARNED their license... but i realised that 30 years ago. :(

Like the guy driving a mercedes who was stopped on the left hand side of the road, then decides to chuck a Uey in front of me, causing me to stand on the brakes in the old Troopy, while doing 100Kph. Wouldn't have been so bad, except it is a divided road, and he ended up driving the wrong way up the right hand lane, against on coming traffic. I was watching in the rear view mirror, and saw cars almost hitting him till he pulled off the side of the road almost hitting a tree. It was so weird to see, that it took a few moments to sink in, what had actually happened, and how serious it could have been.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on September 06, 2018, 08:25:39 AM
 ;D ;D    I would like  to live in your World NAB .. I do try to make it as nice as possible, BUT JEEZ  its a downhill job at best most times . ;D ;D 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56u6g0POvo0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56u6g0POvo0)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 06, 2018, 09:18:25 AM
Leaving the iron on all night and day won’t necessarily burn the house down!

Yeah but it will light your marriage up
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on September 06, 2018, 09:37:02 AM
Quote from: edz
;D ;D    I would like  to live in your World NAB ..

x willions.

Quote
its a downhill job at best most times . ;D ;D 

(http://images.memes.com/meme/1048747)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on September 06, 2018, 03:49:58 PM
Dicky Smith explaining about accommodation booking agencies rip off .. https://player.vimeo.com/video/288285200  ..
Must say we got a lot better deal by talking directly to the owners / managers of the places we've stayed at ..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 06, 2018, 04:04:25 PM
I have learnt that being a first time home owner is sometimes more difficult than being a renter

"get the Landlord" has now turned into "get my wallet"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 06, 2018, 04:10:35 PM
I belted my elbow up a couple of weeks ago and my dr mate put me on some anti-inflams. He warned me that after a few I wouldnt go number 2's............after two days on them there was no sign of number 2's for nearly 5 days........the relief when it happened was unreal  :cup:
lt has been said before    " Your Full of ,,,,,,,,,,,,"                  Happy Days  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MDS69 on September 06, 2018, 04:15:49 PM
Leaving the iron on all night and day won’t necessarily burn the house down!

Our current iron has a feature where it beeps if left unattended for a period of time then turns itself off after another period of time
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on September 06, 2018, 06:30:16 PM
Nothing new in that " My wifes done that for years "  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on September 27, 2018, 12:39:03 PM
Learning that Spada's wallet will be a lot lighter in a few days  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on September 27, 2018, 01:11:28 PM
Learning that Spada's wallet will be a lot lighter in a few days  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Whats that saying ?..............a little bit of debt is YOUR problem, but a lot of debt is your BANK's problem  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KeithB on September 27, 2018, 04:49:22 PM
Today I learned that, if you put a load of Deep Heat ointment onto a sore knee, it's a good idea to wash your hands before having a pee.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 27, 2018, 05:07:28 PM
Was that a call for Sympathy Keith?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Foo on September 27, 2018, 06:20:05 PM
No matter how many driver awareness ads are put on TV, the world is still of forkheads that don't, drive to the conditions!

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on September 27, 2018, 07:27:29 PM
Ummmm    What did l learn today  ? Ummmmmm





                                                 SFA                           :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KeithB on September 27, 2018, 09:20:23 PM
Today I learned that, if you put a load of Deep Heat ointment onto a sore knee, it's a good idea to wash your hands before having a pee.

Was that a call for Sympathy Keith?

No Cruiser. It was a call for a very quick shower.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on September 27, 2018, 09:22:07 PM
I learnt it is physically impossible for some people to KEEP LEFT UNLESS OVER TAKING!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: duggie on September 27, 2018, 09:45:23 PM
Today I learned that, if you put a load of Deep Heat ointment onto a sore knee, it's a good idea to wash your hands before having a pee.


Some years ago ,  I did something similar . But it was not deep heat .
I had picked a s#!t load of birdseye chillies at one of the quarries that I was doing blasting at, during the drive home , ( about 1 1/2 hours in total ) I need a pee . The last 1/2 of the drive home was very uncomfortable .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 27, 2018, 10:50:36 PM
Yep, Chilli/Capsicum, not good on any wet surface of the human body.
Only thing I know that releaves it would be Milk.  But it can still work at the other end of its travel too.
Burning Ring of Fire comes to mind.  Great Song that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KeithB on September 27, 2018, 11:44:26 PM
Sounds like a load of Hot Cock to me.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 28, 2018, 09:32:14 AM
I learnt that if you re watch Sons of Anarchy don't start referring to your missus as "my old lady" when on the phone to the boys

It does not end well
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 10, 2019, 04:21:34 AM
Couple of days ago, I needed to remove a screw from a hunk of hardwood on a sort of deck thingy.

Fully charged cordless, Phillip's head bit in it, on my knees, cordless in my right hand and gave it to it.
My left hard, was spread out to brace me, picture a 3 legged dog position.
Got plenty of weight on the cordless so the the thing wouldn't jump out of the screw.
My thumb, was fairly close to the screw.

The screw snapped and went ping and the spinning Phillip's head bit landed right in my thumb tip.
With a death grip on the cordless, the tip dug itself under the nail and proceeded to mash up my thumb.

IT HURT. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bigfish on January 10, 2019, 04:58:49 AM
Couple of days ago, I needed to remove a screw from a hunk of hardwood on a sort of deck thingy.

Fully charged cordless, Phillip's head bit in it, on my knees, cordless in my right hand and gave it to it.
My left hard, was spread out to brace me, picture a 3 legged dog position.
Got plenty of weight on the cordless so the the thing wouldn't jump out of the screw.
My thumb, was fairly close to the screw.

The screw snapped and went ping and the spinning Phillip's head bit landed right in my thumb tip.
With a death grip on the cordless, the tip dug itself under the nail and proceeded to mash up my thumb.

IT HURT.


Feel your pain.  Several months ago I put a 6mm drill bit through my finger....hurts doesn't it?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jimbags on January 10, 2019, 09:34:18 AM
No matter how careful you are, don't put your fingers near a spinning tablesaw blade. Found out the hard way about that yesterday. Luckily i just knicked the finger and at worse may not grow back about half of my finger nail. Could have been a lot worse tho.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 10, 2019, 10:24:54 AM

Feel your pain.  Several months ago I put a 6mm drill bit through my finger....hurts doesn't it?
I know a bloke who put a drill bit thru his nut sack, I reckon that trumps a finger. ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on January 10, 2019, 11:17:34 AM
Couple of days ago, I needed to remove a screw from a hunk of hardwood on a sort of deck thingy.

Fully charged cordless, Phillip's head bit in it, on my knees, cordless in my right hand and gave it to it.
My left hard, was spread out to brace me, picture a 3 legged dog position.
Got plenty of weight on the cordless so the the thing wouldn't jump out of the screw.
My thumb, was fairly close to the screw.

The screw snapped and went ping and the spinning Phillip's head bit landed right in my thumb tip.
With a death grip on the cordless, the tip dug itself under the nail and proceeded to mash up my thumb.

IT HURT.
inlaws hubby did similar just before Xmas, except he punched into his finger hard enough to break the finger and has to have it splinted for a while
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kenneth23763 on January 10, 2019, 01:22:46 PM
WDILT?

It takes 35hrs to charge a totally flat 12v 120ah battery with my 3.5A charger.

After approx 12 hrs charging with little result I needed to check.

If after 35 hrs battery is not charged a new battery will be purchased.

Ken
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 10, 2019, 03:22:17 PM
WDILT?

It takes 35hrs to charge a totally flat 12v 120ah battery with my 3.5A charger.

After approx 12 hrs charging with little result I needed to check.

If after 35 hrs battery is not charged a new battery will be purchased.

Ken

Some chargers will not charge a dead flat battery. Some chargers need to see 'X' amount of volts before they will kick in. I have heard of some people hooking up a good battery to the dead one via jumper leads to trick the charger.  My Matson charger will charge from dead flat.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 10, 2019, 04:53:36 PM
Yep before you junk the battery, take it to a decent auto sparky and get him to put his Big Thumper battery charger on  it ..Had a couple of batteries that were dead flat and wouldnt take a charge ... Sparky got them back to about 85% which was fine for the camping we did .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Brodie Tas on January 10, 2019, 09:21:04 PM
Today I learned that, if you put a load of Deep Heat ointment onto a sore knee, it's a good idea to wash your hands before having a pee.

I have a funny story about deep heat and i will keep it as clean as possible..

Few years ago my step brother must of been around grade 8 seen a bottle of deep heat so i explained how it was used with sore muscles etc but i also pointed out how it says "quick relief" and i thought he knew i was taking the piss. So it was his bed time.. 5mins later.. we all hear this screaming near crying he comes running out my d### its on fire! And he went running to the shower. His mum wasnt that happy but we all seen the funny side he did to haha
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 11, 2019, 07:12:32 AM
Quote from: KeithB
Today I learned that, if you put a load of Deep Heat ointment onto a sore knee, it's a good idea to wash your hands before having a pee.

Quote from: KeithB
No Cruiser. It was a call for a very quick shower.
Then don't try this stuff it makes Deep heat look like an ice pack... having a shower reactivates it..  :'( :'( :'(

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VFYAAOSwPhdU0Zjh/s-l300.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sparksy on January 11, 2019, 12:02:14 PM
Been using this for years now. Rapigel   Horse ointment. Works wonders. Started using it about 10 years ago after shoulder surgery.
(https://au.virbac.com/files/live/sites/virbac-au/files/images/packshots/horse/white-bg/Rapigel.png)

Channel 7 did a thing about it years ago.
https://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/horse-gel (https://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/horse-gel)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 11, 2019, 01:42:49 PM
I learnt that the manual override rip cord for the garage door is useless in a power failure when it is pitch black and you cant find the thing
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Foo on January 13, 2019, 02:21:58 PM
That my body doesn't recover from huge punishing efforts at the velodrome for the QLD State Masters Titles but in saying that. I did get a silver and bronze medal. The silver for the Team Sprint and bronze in the Individual M7 Sprints + a PB for the flying 200mtr qualifying for the Individual Sprints since I made the return to racing after 34yrs away.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bigfish on January 13, 2019, 03:31:23 PM
Then don't try this stuff it makes Deep heat look like an ice pack... having a shower reactivates it..  :'( :'( :'(

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VFYAAOSwPhdU0Zjh/s-l300.jpg)

Put some of the Finalgon on my back about 2 hours ago.  Still very warm...makes deep heat look very tame. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 13, 2019, 03:48:37 PM
That my body doesn't recover from huge punishing efforts at the velodrome for the QLD State Masters Titles but in saying that. I did get a silver and bronze medal. The silver for the Team Sprint and bronze in the Individual M7 Sprints + a PB for the flying 200mtr qualifying for the Individual Sprints since I made the return to racing after 34yrs away.  ;D

Foo

Cool.....  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Foo on January 13, 2019, 04:04:42 PM
Thanks, Jeepers.  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 13, 2019, 04:05:18 PM
I have come to realize there is Direct Link between how busy I can be and how bored my wife is.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rockrat on January 13, 2019, 08:28:46 PM
I have come to realize there is Direct Link between how busy I can be and how bored my wife is.


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I’m hearing you Hairs. Even my 13yo daughter is getting in on the action, giving me a list of things to do before her birthday in 3 weeks!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 13, 2019, 08:36:39 PM
I’m hearing you Hairs. Even my 13yo daughter is getting in on the action, giving me a list of things to do before her birthday in 3 weeks!
Sheeesh,
You're screwed
:cheers:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 14, 2019, 02:58:28 PM
What did I learn today? I learnt what a "Post Turtle" is ... hahaha
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 14, 2019, 04:21:41 PM
I learnt that Im a fat arsed So n So that needed to remember he left his Prized well worn Unobtainium pair of 20++ year old MAKO Sunglasses on the drivers seat and remove them, Before he drops fat arse onto it ..   >:( >:( >:(:'( :'(  ..
Time to put some repair skills to the test .. Metal mend / Superglue / Coke can / Heavy cotton thread and prey I dont bugger things up even more . 
Does anyone have or know of a set of MAKO Explorer 9310's [  Blue lense ?? or brown will do ]  that may be able to be begged for or  stolen  for beer or cash  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 14, 2019, 04:53:03 PM
I kinda knew this, but I was reminded again today that some people should need a license to tow a Van.
The Minister for War and Finance spends a fortnight at Brooms Head each year.
It's her chill time, :cheers:
I had a job to attend to, so I drop in and have lunch with her, while sitting under the awning chatting, watching the world go by,
A BT50 dual cab with a 24ft van pulls up, male drive in his early forties, wife, couple of kids. Good stuff they are living the dream.
He goes to reverse the van into the site, nup.
Has to drive nose in to the site opposite(lucky they are away), which gives him a world of pain. 25 minutes it took to get it in there.
Then, just behind us a 200 series pulls up with a 24ft'er, but he wants have his wife reverse the van, I hear him yell at her,
'Don't look in your mirror's, look at me'
He stands directly behind the van, she can't see jaskShit, he keeps yelling for her to keep coming back, she reverses into the power box.
HTF do these idiots hold a job that affords them the coin to own Shit they can't use?


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 14, 2019, 04:58:13 PM
They might have been former Post Turtles at my work  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 14, 2019, 05:16:28 PM
They might have been former Post Turtles at my work  ;D
Ahahaha,
Well played.
:cheers:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 14, 2019, 08:02:53 PM
I kinda knew this, but I was reminded again today that some people should need a license to tow a Van.
The Minister for War and Finance spends a fortnight at Brooms Head each year.
It's her chill time, :cheers:
I had a job to attend to, so I drop in and have lunch with her, while sitting under the awning chatting, watching the world go by,
A BT50 dual cab with a 24ft van pulls up, male drive in his early forties, wife, couple of kids. Good stuff they are living the dream.
He goes to reverse the van into the site, nup.
Has to drive nose in to the site opposite(lucky they are away), which gives him a world of pain. 25 minutes it took to get it in there.
Then, just behind us a 200 series pulls up with a 24ft'er, but he wants have his wife reverse the van, I hear him yell at her,
'Don't look in your mirror's, look at me'
He stands directly behind the van, she can't see jaskShit, he keeps yelling for her to keep coming back, she reverses into the power box.
HTF do these idiots hold a job that affords them the coin to own Shit they can't use?


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Just like to punters with big vans on the Kangaroo Island ferry where you reverse on. A couple where that bad that the attendants actually put them on for them

GG
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 14, 2019, 08:07:03 PM
Just like to punters with big vans on the Kangaroo Island ferry where you reverse on. A couple where that bad that the attendants actually put them on for them

GG
bloke at bunnings on weekend, trying to reverse an empty tandem into any one of 20 spots near teh "free pallets" gig... 8 attempts.. there was nothing around him anywhere... Even blew miss 14s mind!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 14, 2019, 08:37:55 PM
Just like to punters with big vans on the Kangaroo Island ferry where you reverse on. A couple where that bad that the attendants actually put them on for them

GG
It's 25K's from Maclean to Brooms Head, it a road that even towing the Harbour bridge, you can still do 100kpm.
Yet most sit on 70kph.
It's great they are on holidays, awesome, but I travelled that road for years.
I bet there are similar stretches of road around the country where local traffic get held up/p553d off.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 14, 2019, 08:39:55 PM
bloke at bunnings on weekend, trying to reverse an empty tandem into any one of 20 spots near teh "free pallets" gig... 8 attempts.. there was nothing around him anywhere... Even blew miss 14s mind!
So in nsw now all box trailers need to be inspected for rego, why not test the idiots towing them?
Simples :cheers:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rags on January 14, 2019, 08:50:26 PM
So in nsw now all box trailers need to be inspected for rego, why not test the idiots towing them?
Simples :cheers:

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 I was unaware of this requirement, so i have learnt something today. I assume it is for the under 750kg trailers as I'm aware that the larger ( heavier) ones still get checked as our car/plant trailer gets an annual rego pink slip.
I still have a couple of homemade trailers in NSW which 'shared' a number plate, I left them in my brothers care. I will have to tell him to take the best one for the rego check when the time comes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 14, 2019, 11:34:22 PM
Quote from: Hairs
So in nsw now all box trailers need to be inspected for rego, why not test the idiots towing them?
cause there'd be 1000s of old nomads stuck at home and not out spending money...
simples... :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2019, 05:38:10 AM
My box trailer, was built in 1966 and has about the shortest drawbar known to mankind in the modern world.

I can back it dead easy.

I lent it to a mate once...... hah, when he brought it back, he reckoned it was pure evil and possessed by the devil and in the end, he dropped the jockey wheel and pushed it up to the dump face.

Told me I could take the dirty fornicating vagina of a thing and stick it in my anal cavity..... or words to that effect.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on January 15, 2019, 06:28:28 AM
My box trailer, was built in 1966

Bought it new did you Kev  >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 15, 2019, 07:16:59 AM
G'day rags,
The old retired copper next had to get 3 year old poly trailer(7x5) unbraked checked late last year.
The Tyrepower store he took it to was suprised, they had heard it was coming in, but hadn't one yet.
$38.00
For someone to walk around it and look for rust in the chassis and check tyre wear and check bearing play.
Hmmm



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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on January 15, 2019, 08:30:44 AM
It's 25K's from Maclean to Brooms Head, it a road that even towing the Harbour bridge, you can still do 100kpm.
Yet most sit on 70kph.
It's great they are on holidays, awesome, but I travelled that road for years.
I bet there are similar stretches of road around the country where local traffic get held up/p553d off.


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That right there is the exact reason for my absolute hatred of caravaners.

You’re frustrated about 25km, imagine how all of those thousands of people up north feel when they get stuck behind those selfish pricks for 100s of km.

I’m sure in their minds they’ve got all the perfect reasons for doing 30km/h below the speed limit. But when you’ve got to drive 250km to get to a airport to catch a flight you really couldn’t care less about how much fuel those selfish old bastards in front of you are saving.
And when there is no overtaking lanes on a highway for 100s of km it is a total dog act to drive in a convoy of selfish old pricks doing 30km under the speed limit with no gaps between each other to let the normal people get passed all of you selfish old bastards and get on with their normal lives.




Phew.... I feel better much now.... ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on January 15, 2019, 08:37:08 AM
Oh and I learnt it’s all about the number plate.

Did 4000km of highway driving in QLD over the summer break, saw heaps of vans on the road, but didn’t really get stuck behind any.

Do the same trip in winter time and I’m ready to murder someone after the first 500km.

In summer the vast majority of number plates have maroon lettering, in winter they’re blue with a funny little triangle in the middle.
So I’ve learnt it must the the colour of the plates that’s the problem, not the tow vehicle or van. ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on January 15, 2019, 09:09:41 AM
That right there is the exact reason for my absolute hatred of caravaners.

You’re frustrated about 25km, imagine how all of those thousands of people up north feel when they get stuck behind those selfish pricks for 100s of km.

I’m sure in their minds they’ve got all the perfect reasons for doing 30km/h below the speed limit. But when you’ve got to drive 250km to get to a airport to catch a flight you really couldn’t care less about how much fuel those selfish old bastards in front of you are saving.
And when there is no overtaking lanes on a highway for 100s of km it is a total dog act to drive in a convoy of selfish old pricks doing 30km under the speed limit with no gaps between each other to let the normal people get passed all of you selfish old bastards and get on with their normal lives.




Phew.... I feel better much now.... ;)
Oh and I learnt it’s all about the number plate.

Did 4000km of highway driving in QLD over the summer break, saw heaps of vans on the road, but didn’t really get stuck behind any.

Do the same trip in winter time and I’m ready to murder someone after the first 500km.

In summer the vast majority of number plates have maroon lettering, in winter they’re blue with a funny little triangle in the middle.
So I’ve learnt it must the the colour of the plates that’s the problem, not the tow vehicle or van. ;)
Glad to have made you feel better now


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2019, 09:27:43 AM
Bought it new did you Kev  >:D

No...smart arse... but my Dad did.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on January 15, 2019, 09:28:27 AM
Oh and I learnt it’s all about the number plate.

Did 4000km of highway driving in QLD over the summer break, saw heaps of vans on the road, but didn’t really get stuck behind any.

Do the same trip in winter time and I’m ready to murder someone after the first 500km.

In summer the vast majority of number plates have maroon lettering, in winter they’re blue with a funny little triangle in the middle.
So I’ve learnt it must the the colour of the plates that’s the problem, not the tow vehicle or van. ;)

Pete, Pete, Pete.......
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 15, 2019, 09:53:23 AM
I learnt it is not fun on the Brisbane to Perth flight for 5 hours when they change the plane at the last minute to one of those little ones with the 3 by 3 seating plan
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 15, 2019, 10:31:32 AM
So long as your not wedged between Jabba the Hut and his twin sister or beside Chucky crossed with the Exorcist it might be tolerable
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rags on January 15, 2019, 07:22:26 PM
I learnt it is not fun on the Brisbane to Perth flight for 5 hours when they change the plane at the last minute to one of those little ones with the 3 by 3 seating plan

And you got the middle seat😀
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 17, 2019, 06:58:37 AM
Retiring from work at 55 as opposed to 65 is better for you , https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2013/09/10/retire-at-55-and-live-to-80-work-till-youre-65-and-die-at-67-startling-new-data-shows-how-work-pounds-older-bodies?fbclid=IwAR2JbVRoCyJrUQqS90PRzYVesEaIKmAieigLoJaAO0XiSabn71p2_3KY2z8 (https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2013/09/10/retire-at-55-and-live-to-80-work-till-youre-65-and-die-at-67-startling-new-data-shows-how-work-pounds-older-bodies?fbclid=IwAR2JbVRoCyJrUQqS90PRzYVesEaIKmAieigLoJaAO0XiSabn71p2_3KY2z8)
Unfortunitely Ive known of far too many to kick the tin just after retiring, my own brother included
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on January 17, 2019, 07:18:15 AM
Retiring from work at 55 as opposed to 65 is better for you

The last paragraph of that article is quite sobering  - "In a nutshell, by putting in 10 more ‘hard’ years, after the age of 55, you could potentially forfeit 20 years of your Retirement. Or saying it differently, for every year you work beyond the age of 55, on average one forfeits two years of life span."

Hope to hell it's not true, cause the bank manager insists that I have to work for quite some time yet  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on January 17, 2019, 07:30:06 AM
Retiring from work at 55 as opposed to 65 is better for you , https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2013/09/10/retire-at-55-and-live-to-80-work-till-youre-65-and-die-at-67-startling-new-data-shows-how-work-pounds-older-bodies?fbclid=IwAR2JbVRoCyJrUQqS90PRzYVesEaIKmAieigLoJaAO0XiSabn71p2_3KY2z8 (https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2013/09/10/retire-at-55-and-live-to-80-work-till-youre-65-and-die-at-67-startling-new-data-shows-how-work-pounds-older-bodies?fbclid=IwAR2JbVRoCyJrUQqS90PRzYVesEaIKmAieigLoJaAO0XiSabn71p2_3KY2z8)
Unfortunitely Ive known of far too many to kick the tin just after retiring, my own brother included
My aim is to retire at 55 however 20yrs is a long way away. Who knows what life holds at that time or what government is in power and tax rates lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 17, 2019, 07:30:32 AM
Could always do what that bloke at Coober Pedy did years ago, Spads.,   Had no living family, got a big fat Bankcard, Sold everything off and then went on a spending spree / partytime  maxed out his Bank card just before turning up his toes   and left the bank a note stuck to the card telling them they could have everything he owned  ....    the maxed out Bankcard and the note  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: alnjan on January 17, 2019, 07:47:15 AM
Retiring from work at 55 as opposed to 65 is better for you , https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2013/09/10/retire-at-55-and-live-to-80-work-till-youre-65-and-die-at-67-startling-new-data-shows-how-work-pounds-older-bodies?fbclid=IwAR2JbVRoCyJrUQqS90PRzYVesEaIKmAieigLoJaAO0XiSabn71p2_3KY2z8 (https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2013/09/10/retire-at-55-and-live-to-80-work-till-youre-65-and-die-at-67-startling-new-data-shows-how-work-pounds-older-bodies?fbclid=IwAR2JbVRoCyJrUQqS90PRzYVesEaIKmAieigLoJaAO0XiSabn71p2_3KY2z8)
Unfortunitely Ive known of far too many to kick the tin just after retiring, my own brother included

About 3.5 yrs ago I was medically retired from work.  I will be 55 this year and while still going through the process of sorting out my pension through work there are people seemingly criticising me for having no interest in retraining and returning to work in some capacity.  I gave you 33 yrs now I can have a life. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 17, 2019, 08:08:54 AM
Pulled the pin at 57 to be a Carer for the wife (Parkinsons and other health related issues) get a small pension plus self funded. My plan was to work until 60-62 but circumstances can change quicker than you often give thought too. Worked since I was fifteen.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2019, 11:00:21 AM
Hey Pottsy,
All the best with it mate.
Take care.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 17, 2019, 12:34:08 PM
Hey Pottsy,
All the best with it mate.
Take care.


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Thanks Hairs, we're doing ok, some days are better than others and we just work around them, recent surgery has improved the Parkinsons symptoms, more surgery to come on a rooted knee but that's being held up by a nasty salmonella infection that she just can't shake, no symptons but they will not do the surgery why the test results keep coming back positive. Just got news today we are off to see a gastroenterologist guru to discuss the possibility of a feacal transplant to give her a whole new gut biome. Not normally done for salmonella so it will be done as a research case if it even goes ahead. If not it will be a time thing.
Cheers and happy travels.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 17, 2019, 01:05:34 PM
Positive, I know hard to be somedays, but the little things, one step at a time.
:cup:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 17, 2019, 02:04:24 PM
Yep, positive is the only way to go. There are far more people struggling with worse illnesses both debilitating and terminal. Far easier to smile and be happy than be a miserable, grumpy old prick.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KeithB on January 17, 2019, 10:14:51 PM
Just got news today we are off to see a gastroenterologist guru to discuss the possibility of a feacal transplant to give her a whole new gut biome. Not normally done for salmonella so it will be done as a research case if it even goes ahead. If not it will be a time thing.

Pottsy,
I had this done about 14 years ago following a bad CD infection after surgery for rectal cancer.  It was really new back then and a lot of GPs were mocking it, but now it's become more mainstream. I couldn't tolerate any kind of starches and half a Jatz biscuit would have me in bed the following day. Ditto if I tried to help my wife carry in the grocery shopping. It also had me very depressed. It took about six months to take, but it changed my life.
It's cured intractable cases of ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. I do hope it works for your wife.
Good luck.
Keith
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on January 18, 2019, 07:21:45 AM
Retiring from work at 55 as opposed to 65 is better for you

& the powers-that-be want everybody to work till 65 or 70 :-\

A good way of reducing pension payments, perhaps ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 18, 2019, 07:39:20 AM
Pottsy,
I had this done about 14 years ago following a bad CD infection after surgery for rectal cancer.  It was really new back then and a lot of GPs were mocking it, but now it's become more mainstream. I couldn't tolerate any kind of starches and half a Jatz biscuit would have me in bed the following day. Ditto if I tried to help my wife carry in the grocery shopping. It also had me very depressed. It took about six months to take, but it changed my life.
It's cured intractable cases of ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. I do hope it works for your wife.
Good luck.
Keith
Thanks Keith,
Had a bit of read up yesterday and it would appear people are getting good results, I hope the gastro doc can see his way to give it a crack, the wife has a rough trot over the last few years but the deep brain stimulation for the Parkinsons has changed things for the better but this blasted salmonella has put a hold on knee surgery. Now walking with a stick 50% of the time due knee and back pain. Once the knee is done and she recovers we will start to get out and about more regularly, meanwhile I fiddle with the CT and make small changes to improve our camping experiences.
Glad to the c diff has been cleared for you, it's a nasty bug.
As the doc says "eat Shit and live" lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: alnjan on January 18, 2019, 10:19:59 AM
Thanks Keith,
Had a bit of read up yesterday and it would appear people are getting good results, I hope the gastro doc can see his way to give it a crack, the wife has a rough trot over the last few years but the deep brain stimulation for the Parkinsons has changed things for the better but this blasted salmonella has put a hold on knee surgery. Now walking with a stick 50% of the time due knee and back pain. Once the knee is done and she recovers we will start to get out and about more regularly, meanwhile I fiddle with the CT and make small changes to improve our camping experiences.
Glad to the c diff has been cleared for you, it's a nasty bug.
As the doc says "eat Shit and live" lol

You guys have definitely been through the wars, hope things work out for you.  It is amazing what the medical world is coming up with and just what our bodies can go through to repair.  Good luck and all the best
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2019, 08:09:16 PM
Today marks 42 years since the Granville Rail Disaster, which tragically killed 84 people & injured 213.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_rail_disaster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_rail_disaster)
https://www.hit.com.au/story/today-marks-42-years-since-the-granville-rail-disaster-120053 (https://www.hit.com.au/story/today-marks-42-years-since-the-granville-rail-disaster-120053)

Watched a TV special on it with Brian Henderson... Amazing to see how many people just jumped in and helped out..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: alnjan on January 18, 2019, 08:11:48 PM
Today marks 42 years since the Granville Rail Disaster, which tragically killed 84 people & injured 213.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_rail_disaster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_rail_disaster)
https://www.hit.com.au/story/today-marks-42-years-since-the-granville-rail-disaster-120053 (https://www.hit.com.au/story/today-marks-42-years-since-the-granville-rail-disaster-120053)

Watched a TV special on it with Brian Henderson... Amazing to see how many people just jumped in and helped out..

And today how many would jump and help, or stand in the way with their phones?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: nab on January 18, 2019, 11:32:10 PM
I learnt (well reminded anyway) that no one helps out anymore when a car breaks down. I poor young driver broke down on a highway offramp near some traffic lights. I was about 10 cars back and everyone just drove around her, I stopped to help push the car off the road (as did the guy behind me) and made sure she had help on the way.

I wonder what their attitude would be if their daughter's car broke down and no one helped. That's life nowadays I suppose...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 19, 2019, 11:59:28 AM
Not a lot is easy anymore when ya almost 59 years old.

The foot valve for the dam pump was sitting about a foot out of the water.
Old Burt up the road told me the best way to set it.

Grabbed a hunk of timber to use as a weight, as I didn't have a brick to use.
Drilled and tied said timber with rope.

Attempted to wade out to the foot valve..... sank up to my knees in the soft bottom before I got a metre out.

Asked old Burt, and he sourced me a kayak and dropped it off this morning.
Got the yak in the dam, got on with all the gear and paddled over to the foot valve.

Tied the weight (timber) about 6 inches under the foot valve and got ready to tie off on the float, when I dropped the foot valve.
It just sat there..... the fukkin timber didn't sink... it was fukkin floating timber.

Geez, paddle back over to the edge, take the timber inside, untie the rope and look for a weighty thingy to use.

The ol girls weight set she recently bought, is minus a 2.5 kilo weight now.

Tie the rope, paddle out again, tie it all off and then release the float.

YEE FUKKIN HAA..... it works, fired up the pump and I was able to water the grass in front of the shed entry.

I'm sick of driving in the shed and leaving dirt and dead grass everywhere.
By around Thursday, i should be getting close to some yummy green grass to drive over.

Geez, it was a lot of work, just to get green grass, i'm sure of that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: alnjan on January 19, 2019, 12:24:20 PM
Not a lot is easy anymore when ya almost 59 years old.

The foot valve for the dam pump was sitting about a foot out of the water.
Old Burt up the road told me the best way to set it.

Grabbed a hunk of timber to use as a weight, as I didn't have a brick to use.
Drilled and tied said timber with rope.

Attempted to wade out to the foot valve..... sank up to my knees in the soft bottom before I got a metre out.

Asked old Burt, and he sourced me a kayak and dropped it off this morning.
Got the yak in the dam, got on with all the gear and paddled over to the foot valve.

Tied the weight (timber) about 6 inches under the foot valve and got ready to tie off on the float, when I dropped the foot valve.
It just sat there..... the fukkin timber didn't sink... it was fukkin floating timber.

Geez, paddle back over to the edge, take the timber inside, untie the rope and look for a weighty thingy to use.

The ol girls weight set she recently bought, is minus a 2.5 kilo weight now.

Tie the rope, paddle out again, tie it all off and then release the float.

YEE FUKKIN HAA..... it works, fired up the pump and I was able to water the grass in front of the shed entry.

I'm sick of driving in the shed and leaving dirt and dead grass everywhere.
By around Thursday, i should be getting close to some yummy green grass to drive over.

Geez, it was a lot of work, just to get green grass, i'm sure of that.

Kayak, some people get it good, we just had to paddle out on a big old surfboard.   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 19, 2019, 01:15:00 PM
Back when I was a lad, you had to crawl out on the mud with water up to your neck, wrestle with the bloody thing / clear it and reset it .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue7wM0QC5LE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue7wM0QC5LE)      ;D ;D ;D Springs to mind  ;D ;D Bugger doing it just to have green grass, we had to water the crops .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 19, 2019, 05:15:11 PM
for some reason nearly all cars (Been lookin suv stye) on the market have black interiors.
car salesmen are the shonkiest 'fake laughing' flogs around.
Doesnt take long for the price of not very fancy looking cars to go from reasonable to your kidding.. LOL
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 23, 2019, 07:18:02 PM
The Ol Evap air conditioning struggled to cope today, nudged 42 today, 28 inside, be interesting tomorrow with an anticipated top of 45-46 tipped.
Rolled out the portable refrig air conditioner ready just to take the edge of in the lounge.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on January 23, 2019, 07:47:58 PM
The Ol Evap air conditioning struggled to cope today, nudged 42 today, 28 inside, be interesting tomorrow with an anticipated top of 45-46 tipped.
Rolled out the portable refrig air conditioner ready just to take the edge of in the lounge.
Yeah too bloody humid atm for the old swampy's, need our northern friends to take their humidity back up there where it belongs

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rockrat on January 23, 2019, 09:13:53 PM
Yeah too bloody humid atm for the old swampy's, need our northern friends to take their humidity back up there where it belongs

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64% humidity here in Brisbane ATM with a dew point of 19.7DegC.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 23, 2019, 11:03:33 PM
Running 80% Humidity here ATM Nice n sticky with Bugger all breeze, All  to the sounds of a Thunderhead Rumbling away up over the Gold Coast
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 24, 2019, 03:16:48 AM
holy Shit.... its 33.7 in Adelaide at 3 in the morning.

But the good news is, it will be around 45 in 12 hours.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jclures on January 24, 2019, 08:13:25 AM
I don't know,  ??? a bit of warm weather down south, and all you southerners go soft.  ;D ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 24, 2019, 08:32:49 AM
I don't know,  ??? a bit of warm weather down south, and all you southerners go soft.  ;D ;D :cheers:

Do you remember Graeme Kennedy and the crow, f...k off!  ;D
Seriously, blowing a Shitty north wind, bad, bad fire risk day, hope we don't have any knobs lighting fires.

Stay cool.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on January 24, 2019, 08:40:15 AM
& from another forum, the powers-that-be are pretty worried about electricity supply, as everything down there is going to be stretched to the limit :'(

Stay cool, & keep safe, everybody!

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: glenm64 on January 24, 2019, 09:04:46 AM
Raining here in Perth.Had to put a jacket on this morning. Brrrrrrrrr its a bit chilly. >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 24, 2019, 09:18:44 AM
Raining here in Perth.Had to put a jacket on this morning. Brrrrrrrrr its a bit chilly. >:D
Send it our way, 0.5mm for 2019 and the Met reckon a 40% chance of 0 to 0.4mm on Fri.
Dry, hot start to 2019.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on January 24, 2019, 09:19:51 AM
& from another forum, the powers-that-be are pretty worried about electricity supply, as everything down there is going to be stretched to the limit :'(

Stay cool, & keep safe, everybody!
Thats because they have got two of the eight generators shutdown for routine maintenance, with what they charge us are they now looking for sympathy

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2019, 09:54:08 AM
Quote from: macca
Thats because they have got two of the eight generators shutdown for routine maintenance

routine maintenance in summer makes good sense when everyone will have 10 air conditioners running...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 24, 2019, 10:33:18 AM
10.30 and she nudged 41, 45 looks like it might be a doddle.

Update, 12.10 pm and we've hit 44, could be a record breaker

Update 1.05pm and we nudged 46, doesn't feel any hotter than 44 though, past caring.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on January 24, 2019, 02:36:21 PM
One for the IT boffins...
I had to factory reset one of our Managers work phones today to enrol it in Google Enterprise MDM via Airwatch. All went well to start with until I got past the Start screen then went to hell. Apparently another company had entered the IMEI of our handset into their Samsung Knox database. Once the phone is started it checks this database and if the IMEI is found it diverts the setup to the attached screen. This effectively bricks the phone until the IMEI is removed from their database. Called the number on the screen and it goes off to their Optus Managed helpdesk who know less than nothing about the process. Rang a contact in Optus Business who didn't know about this either. Rang the company who entered the IMEI in in error and they know nothing either as their IT is outsourced to Optus. Great so far.
Rang our MDM solutions people who are endeavoring to contact Samsung to try and overright the IMEI in the Knox backend. Lord help anyone who is a residential customer to try and fix this.
Bring on retirement, getting too much for a 60+ person in IT.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 24, 2019, 02:45:05 PM
I learnt that i must flush the toilet more than i shower or drink out of the tap
The largest part of out last water bill was the sewer levy

If i connect the rainwater tank to the dunny's should the levy go down or is it just a figure based on square meters or some such
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 24, 2019, 02:58:53 PM
square metres..... how friggin big are ya turds.  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 24, 2019, 03:00:28 PM
One for the IT boffins...
I had to factory reset one of our Managers work phones today to enrol it in Google Enterprise MDM via Airwatch. All went well to start with until I got past the Start screen then went to hell. Apparently another company had entered the IMEI of our handset into their Samsung Knox database. Once the phone is started it checks this database and if the IMEI is found it diverts the setup to the attached screen. This effectively bricks the phone until the IMEI is removed from their database. Called the number on the screen and it goes off gto their Optus Managed helpdesk who know less than nothing about the process. Rang a contact in Optus Business who didn't know about this either. Rang the company who entered the IMEI in in error and they know nothing either as their IT is outsourced to Optus. Great so far.
Rang our MDM solutions people who are endeavoring to contact Samsung to try and overright the IMEI in the Knox backend. Lord help anyone who is a residential customer to try and fix this.
Bring on retirement, getting too much for a 60+ person in IT.

Ctrl,  alt, del isn't that what all good IT depts tell you! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on January 24, 2019, 03:06:38 PM
Ctrl,  alt, del isn't that what all good IT depts tell you! ;D ;D ;D
Haha, all good until the device doesn't have a keyboard.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2019, 03:36:07 PM
One for the IT boffins...
I had to factory reset one of our Managers work phones today to enrol it in Google Enterprise MDM via Airwatch. All went well to start with until I got past the Start screen then went to hell. Apparently another company had entered the IMEI of our handset into their Samsung Knox database. Once the phone is started it checks this database and if the IMEI is found it diverts the setup to the attached screen. This effectively bricks the phone until the IMEI is removed from their database. Called the number on the screen and it goes off to their Optus Managed helpdesk who know less than nothing about the process. Rang a contact in Optus Business who didn't know about this either. Rang the company who entered the IMEI in in error and they know nothing either as their IT is outsourced to Optus. Great so far.
Rang our MDM solutions people who are endeavoring to contact Samsung to try and overright the IMEI in the Knox backend. Lord help anyone who is a residential customer to try and fix this.
Bring on retirement, getting too much for a 60+ person in IT.

IM so going to start registering our phones to ruin the indians day that will no doubt take my job one day soon...  then again he will call the helpdesk in mumbai and will be resolved faster than it took to type this.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on January 24, 2019, 03:55:26 PM
One for the IT boffins...
I had to factory reset one of our Managers work phones today to enrol it in Google Enterprise MDM via Airwatch. All went well to start with until I got past the Start screen then went to hell. Apparently another company had entered the IMEI of our handset into their Samsung Knox database. Once the phone is started it checks this database and if the IMEI is found it diverts the setup to the attached screen. This effectively bricks the phone until the IMEI is removed from their database. Called the number on the screen and it goes off to their Optus Managed helpdesk who know less than nothing about the process. Rang a contact in Optus Business who didn't know about this either. Rang the company who entered the IMEI in in error and they know nothing either as their IT is outsourced to Optus. Great so far.
Rang our MDM solutions people who are endeavoring to contact Samsung to try and overright the IMEI in the Knox backend. Lord help anyone who is a residential customer to try and fix this.
Bring on retirement, getting too much for a 60+ person in IT.
Resolved thanks to our MDM company. Can go camping now.  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2019, 04:00:59 PM
check our power supply V demand at moment LMAO
https://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#nem-dispatch-overview (https://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#nem-dispatch-overview)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on January 24, 2019, 04:06:43 PM
check our power supply V demand at moment LMAO
https://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#nem-dispatch-overview (https://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#nem-dispatch-overview)

Please explain  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2019, 05:19:19 PM
Please explain  ???
look at DEMAND and GENERATION we are DEMANDING more than we are GENERATING :)~
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 24, 2019, 05:24:32 PM
THEY RECKON ADELAIDE WAS GUNNA HIT 45.... fffffhhhttt, its only 44.9 when I just checked.

Trust those south Aussies to try and make things out worse than they are.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 24, 2019, 05:29:08 PM
ok, ding a ling ding a ling ding a ling.... its gone 45.1, ya whining bastards. :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 24, 2019, 05:33:36 PM
ok, ding a ling ding a ling ding a ling.... its gone 45.1, ya whining bastards. :D

Topped out at 46.6,too bloody hot, no matter where you are and if that makes me soft, so be it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hewy54 on January 24, 2019, 05:43:41 PM
ok, ding a ling ding a ling ding a ling.... its gone 45.1, ya whining bastards. :D
Must be getting soft. Just north of Adelaide it hit 48 then the aircon gave up.
Felt just a tad warm.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 24, 2019, 05:46:30 PM
Must be getting soft. Just north of Adelaide it hit 48 then the aircon gave up.
Felt just a tad warm.
so can you cook an egg on bonnet?? or boil one in a billy inside the car????
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hewy54 on January 24, 2019, 06:20:46 PM
Saw a video of a guy frying an egg in a frypan placed on the footpath.
Not so bad when I see it hit 49.5 in Port Augusta.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 25, 2019, 05:46:42 AM
No real point in having a shower when the humidity is into the 90% range, has been  sticky and warm only 31* C in the house here at 6 AM .
Might have to have a beer on my cornflakes for brekky   ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 25, 2019, 12:49:58 PM
Been pretty warm out here for January so far and our 1st summer.

Highest This Month ..... 38.8°C on the 19th.

Highest On Record ..... 44.5°C on the 6th 1994

Average This Month ... 34.9°C up 3.2°C on the average.

Long-term Average .... 31.7°C

It would be nice if it rained. Its been a while now since any rain fell and its been a even longer time since we've had massive rains.

Can't help but think, we have another flood of sorts due in the not too distant future.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 25, 2019, 01:11:46 PM
Been pretty warm out here for January so far and our 1st summer.

Highest This Month ..... 38.8°C on the 19th.

Highest On Record ..... 44.5°C on the 6th 1994

Average This Month ... 34.9°C up 3.2°C on the average.

Long-term Average .... 31.7°C

It would be nice if it rained. Its been a while now since any rain fell and its been a even longer time since we've had massive rains.

Can't help but think, we have another flood of sorts due in the not too distant future.

Hope you are not making things worse than they are, just like those southerners yesterday, ha, ha.  :cheers:
Thank god you said that only yesterday as me long term memory is shot!

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 25, 2019, 02:16:33 PM
nah, not complaining....  well, maybe a little.

Not sure how much rain we got last month, but we've had .8 of a mm this month.
Lowest on record for Jan is 2mm, so we might be the driest Jan in history if it keeps up.
When ya walk on the grass, sparks come off ya thongs.

Lowest I've ever seen the dam too.
Two others on our road have had excavators working on enlarging their dams while they near bone dry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 25, 2019, 02:54:14 PM
nah, not complaining....  well, maybe a little.

Not sure how much rain we got last month, but we've had .8 of a mm this month.
Lowest on record for Jan is 2mm, so we might be the driest Jan in history if it keeps up.
When ya walk on the grass, sparks come off ya thongs.

Lowest I've ever seen the dam too.
Two others on our road have had excavators working on enlarging their dams while they near bone dry.
Yep she's dry down here too. 0.5mm in Jan so far, tanks are starting to empty, luckily we only use it for drinking water.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2019, 11:23:13 AM
Jeez, we're doing alright then after all :-\ >:D

We had 10mm on 4/1 & that's it for the month :'(

Our average for January over the last few years has been 394mm ... :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 26, 2019, 12:14:59 PM
Just over 8 mm for our area so far apparently, though our rain gauge only saw 2 mm of that, grass is drier than a Nuns Nasty but the weeds are loving it .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jclures on January 26, 2019, 12:32:47 PM
Grass looks green up here. What now, you lot want some of our rain now as well as a bit of warm weather.  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 26, 2019, 01:11:14 PM
A National works program on par with the Snowy Mountains  scheme to build  pipelines downstream in some of those " Big Wet "  filled river systems up there to collect water and be pumped inland to feed the dieing rivers would be nicer ..  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jclures on January 26, 2019, 02:14:39 PM
That will never happen.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 30, 2019, 04:35:41 PM
That will never happen.
I tend to agree.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on January 30, 2019, 07:13:02 PM
Saw a video of a guy frying an egg in a frypan placed on the footpath.
Not so bad when I see it hit 49.5 in Port Augusta.


Believe what you saw  l was in Port AGutter  for 5 days recentuly due to a break down , lt was so ffffaaaaaarrrkkkkkinnng  hot . l had to watch the AusOpen  & drink  :cheers: in Aircon  . % days in a cabin ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, are come on     :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 30, 2019, 07:15:05 PM

Believe what you saw  l was in Port AGutter  for 5 days recentuly due to a break down , lt was so ffffaaaaaarrrkkkkkinnng  hot . l had to watch the AusOpen  & drink  :cheers: in Aircon  . % days in a cabin ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, are come on     :cheers:

nothing on earth could make watching tennis worth it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on January 30, 2019, 09:07:44 PM
nothing on earth could make watching tennis worth it.
If its 49 outside and your missis wants to watch the tennis in the air conditioned hotel room, then your going to be watching the tennis

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: lloydus67 on January 31, 2019, 01:31:10 AM

Might have to have a beer on my cornflakes for brekky   ;D
Ahh breakfast of champions
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 31, 2019, 05:19:48 AM
nothing on earth could make watching tennis worth it.

Naked tennis might be alright...... especially the female players.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 31, 2019, 07:35:51 AM
I learnt that even though i have not been on the road bike for 18 months you can still go out and bust 40k

I also learnt that just because you can does not mean you should
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on January 31, 2019, 07:54:19 AM
Sounds like there's more story there Chester ??? >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on January 31, 2019, 08:08:51 AM
Naked tennis might be alright...... especially the female players.
Collins from the US had eleven toes in the outfit she was wearing the other day!
Think camel. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: duggie on January 31, 2019, 08:46:45 AM
Collins from the US had eleven toes in the outfit she was wearing the other day!
Think camel. ;D ;D


 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2019, 09:06:43 AM
Quote from: macca
`If its 49 outside and your missis wants to watch the tennis in the air conditioned hotel room, then your going to be watching the tennis

I'd sit in the car with the heater on and windows shut wearing an alpaca jumper - still sounds more appealing than tennis.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 31, 2019, 10:46:49 AM
Sounds like there's more story there Chester ??? >:D

Yeah it took me half an hour in the shower this morning to get the knees moving before i could turn up to work
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bunyip on January 31, 2019, 11:35:18 AM
Got my nerd on and learnt all about the physics of cutting lawns

https://interestingengineering.com/video/this-video-shows-how-a-lawnmower-cuts-grass-in-incredible-slow-motion?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=Jan26&fbclid=IwAR2BW6HAPoEfdo9ehSMnRM1wtfqrqxnh6VipDs2V-OW67lYYFGV8fPc-JPQ (https://interestingengineering.com/video/this-video-shows-how-a-lawnmower-cuts-grass-in-incredible-slow-motion?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=Jan26&fbclid=IwAR2BW6HAPoEfdo9ehSMnRM1wtfqrqxnh6VipDs2V-OW67lYYFGV8fPc-JPQ)

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on January 31, 2019, 07:13:20 PM
A National works program on par with the Snowy Mountains  scheme to build  pipelines downstream in some of those " Big Wet "  filled river systems up there to collect water and be pumped inland to feed the dieing rivers would be nicer ..  ;D


& John Elliot was Poopooed for dreaming of Argyle water being pumped down south to feed a parched land . lts totally doable  but as yet undone , sadly         
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on January 31, 2019, 07:30:10 PM

& John Elliot was Poopooed for dreaming of Argyle water being pumped down south to feed a parched land . lts totally doable  but as yet undone , sadly       
Yep,
Problem is, our governments are paid puppets
:cheers:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on January 31, 2019, 10:48:52 PM
Seems there are a lot of people out there with a similar train of thought to me to bring water from the top end, people talking about it put this up on face crap ..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme)
Interesting reading some articles about this from different sources  ...  That as late as 1995 the QLD government had a modern updated detailed report on a new version of the Bradfield proposal and buried it  /  not to be released .
Bit of reading www.fnq.cc/bradfield_scheme_a.html (http://www.fnq.cc/bradfield_scheme_a.html)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KeithB on February 01, 2019, 05:45:48 AM
Seems there are a lot of people out there with a similar train of thought to me to bring water from the top end, people talking about it put this up on face crap ..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme)
Interesting reading some articles about this from different sources  ...  That as late as 1995 the QLD government had a modern updated detailed report on a new version of the Bradfield proposal and buried it  /  not to be released .
Bit of reading www.fnq.cc/bradfield_scheme_a.html (http://www.fnq.cc/bradfield_scheme_a.html)


Edz, it's an interesting concept all right and I seem to remember it coming up for discussion in the media last year with at least one politician saying that the resultant water would be "too expensive". With Australia being the driest continent on earth and the CSIRO predicting lower rainfall and much lower run-off in our major agricultural areas in future years, maybe it's time for some fresh thinking about nation building and water security. Makes you wonder whether the Snowy Scheme would have been built today with our current crop of deep thinkers.

Just looking at the footage of the fish kills along the Darling, I couldn't see any dead carp. Carp are easy to pick because of the little barbels each side of their mouth. They can survive is waters that would kill other fish.  When water flows return we might see an even bigger carp problem than we have now as adult carp will eat the spawn of native fish.

Keith
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on February 01, 2019, 06:33:22 AM
Seems there are a lot of people out there with a similar train of thought to me to bring water from the top end, people talking about it put this up on face crap ..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme)
Interesting reading some articles about this from different sources  ...  That as late as 1995 the QLD government had a modern updated detailed report on a new version of the Bradfield proposal and buried it  /  not to be released .
Bit of reading www.fnq.cc/bradfield_scheme_a.html (http://www.fnq.cc/bradfield_scheme_a.html)
the sister inlaws father was an engineer for Qld Water, he told me years ago they looked into the feasibility of pumping water from the North to the South...long story short, it was just to expensive to pump, costs a motza to do.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on February 01, 2019, 08:44:52 AM
the sister inlaws father was an engineer for Qld Water, he told me years ago they looked into the feasibility of pumping water from the North to the South...long story short, it was just to expensive to pump, costs a motza to do.

Not arguing ;D, but more expensive than the entire Oz agricultural industry closing down ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2019, 09:12:22 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
Not arguing ;D, but more expensive than the entire Oz agricultural industry closing down ???
they have other more important things to spend money on, like refurbishing Canberra every year, junkets, paying for their super and other perks to spend money on the lemmings.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 01, 2019, 09:53:25 AM
the sister inlaws father was an engineer for Qld Water, he told me years ago they looked into the feasibility of pumping water from the North to the South...long story short, it was just to expensive to pump, costs a motza to do.

Why would they need to pump it? Wouldn't it just run down by gravity?  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on February 01, 2019, 10:44:41 AM
Not arguing ;D, but more expensive than the entire Oz agricultural industry closing down ???
they don’t look beyond that first cost figure i’d say, can’t plan for future benifits to the rest of the country now can we. Maybe if we had pollies with a long term vision it could occur, but that’d never happen.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2019, 11:07:25 AM
Quote from: Rumpig
Maybe if we had pollies with a long term vision it could occur....
This lots..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KeithB on February 01, 2019, 12:11:12 PM
What if both (or all) sides of politics agreed in principle. Then we allocate some budget money for a 2 year engineering study. Then we allocate money in the forward estimates for maybe a 10 or 20 year project. When it's all finished and running beautifully we sell it off to a private equity group which immediately doubles the price of water.  Just sayin'.
Keith
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2019, 02:42:11 PM
Quote from: KeithB
When it's all finished and running beautifully we sell it off to a private equity group which immediately doubles the price of water.  Just sayin'.
i think thats what we are all saying and fully expect to happen.. Gov Co are allergic to owning things... Shocked Vic Gov still owns Vicroads. they could sell that baby for zillions.. cant see rego going up at all if that happened..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on February 02, 2019, 08:48:16 AM
pollies with a long term vision

I'm sorry, but what do these words mean??? I've never seen them put together like this before :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on February 02, 2019, 02:26:25 PM
I'm sorry, but what do these words mean??? I've never seen them put together like this before :'(

Oh they have long term vision, it's just that it's purely focused on their superannuation!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on February 03, 2019, 02:10:30 PM
That playing soccer is dangerous! :'( :o

https://imgur.com/gallery/kmLmDDq (https://imgur.com/gallery/kmLmDDq)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 03, 2019, 02:17:51 PM
A soccer player who can't have kids.... that's got to be a good thing.  :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on February 13, 2019, 06:04:11 PM
Shite Happens.
New tyres yesterday for the tow around box(work trailr), while at it check bearings, all good, only did that 18 months ago.
Axel shear brock.
Thank God I wasn't doing 100 kph, only drove ten meters from where I was parked, had to chase the tyre down the road.
Near 30 year old locally built trailer.
Yep Shite happens.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 15, 2019, 08:05:14 AM
I lean't that your chances of slipping over at the boat ramp are directly proportional to the price of the shoes you are wearing at the time
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on February 15, 2019, 08:30:42 AM
I lean't that your chances of slipping over at the boar ramp are directly proportional to the price of the shoes you are wearing at the time
:cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: glenm64 on February 16, 2019, 07:44:41 AM
Got home last night after work, had dinner, watched a Netflix and had a few Krakens. After that had a nana nap with TV still on and awoke to Walker Texas Ranger.
What I learnt was theres nothing Chuck cant do. Must be that mullet.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on February 16, 2019, 10:49:42 AM
Got home last night after work, had dinner, watched a Netflix and had a few Krakens. After that had a nana nap with TV still on and awoke to Walker Texas Ranger.
What I learnt was theres nothing Chuck cant do. Must be that mullet.

They named a street after Chuck but had to change it as no one was game to cross it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 17, 2019, 07:33:14 PM
Traveling up the Hume on the way Home  , yielded to a truck that wanted to go past .
Thankfully ,  cause it was  " Bruce Lee Transport  "   This might have not gone well at the next stop ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, for him    :angel:                                       :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on February 17, 2019, 08:09:10 PM
Traveling up the Hume on the way Home  , yielded to a truck that wanted to go past .
Thankfully ,  cause it was  " Bruce Lee Transport  "   This might have not gone well at the next stop ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, for him    :angel:                                       :cheers:
:cup:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 25, 2019, 05:40:15 AM
If your changing the oil filter on a 2001 Statesman 4 speed auto transmission, leave the old o-ring/bush in place and just fit the filter.  >:(

Got the old one out Saturday morning, knackered the new one trying to get the bastard in.
Gotta go out and get another new one this morning and hopefully, I won't shag the daylights out of this one.

What a friggin turd of a thing to fit....  ???

I checked a few forums, everyone says leave the old one there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bigfish on February 25, 2019, 07:22:56 AM
If your changing the oil filter on a 2001 Statesman 4 speed auto transmission, leave the old o-ring/bush in place and just fit the filter.  >:(

Got the old one out Saturday morning, knackered the new one trying to get the bastard in.
Gotta go out and get another new one this morning and hopefully, I won't shag the daylights out of this one.

What a friggin turd of a thing to fit....  ???

I checked a few forums, everyone says leave the old one there.

Reminds me of when I did an oil change on the Pajero in the driveway 2 years ago.  Removed old filter and fitted new one. Put in 7 litres and checked dipstick...no oil.  Put another litre in, check...no oil on dipstick.  WTF?   Walk around car and see 8 litres running down driveway.....When I had removed the old filter the bloody o-ring stayed on the motor side....Grrrrr  Must have used 4 t-shirts, 100 chux, 1 old sheet, 6 cans supercheap motor clean , 5 litres CT-18 car wash, Karcher high pressure washer and hosed for hours to clean up....Wont do that again!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 25, 2019, 07:37:18 AM
Piss funny when that happens.

A mate and I once were giving his 351 XA wagon a service.

I said something along the lines of "is the plug in the sump"

He said something totally different, probably something like i think i need to take a dump.

I started pouring in 5 litres of Penrite.  ;D

He was screaming and yelling, came out with oil all him.
He'd just moved the catch tray and was wiping the sump with some rag and about to fit the plug.

He had the oil everywhere, eyes, nose mouth.....  ;D

I was wetting myself laughing... he's screaming, get me some fukkin rags.

Same guy, was under a MK2 Zephyr i had.
We'd fitted a V8 cross member mount to it and wanted to knock a few edges of the welds.

The big ol commercial sander was flat on the ground, with the switch in the on position.
I plugged the ext lead and hit the switch.... poor ol Graham, frigging thing took off after him.

Funny as at the time.... he's never let me forget either of them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on February 25, 2019, 07:45:43 AM
& you offer for people to come stay at your place & help work on cars while they're there!!! :o >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: db on February 25, 2019, 03:53:18 PM
...What I learnt was theres nothing Chuck cant do. ...
Except act, he never quite got the hang of acting  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 26, 2019, 10:19:17 AM
If your changing the oil filter on a 2001 Statesman 4 speed auto transmission, leave the old o-ring/bush in place and just fit the filter.  >:(

Got the old one out Saturday morning, knackered the new one trying to get the bastard in.
Gotta go out and get another new one this morning and hopefully, I won't shag the daylights out of this one.

What a friggin turd of a thing to fit....  ???

I checked a few forums, everyone says leave the old one there.

OK, what I learnt was, I had to buy another trans kit (only $17.00) to I get another bush.

By using a 12 inch 1/2 inch drive extension bar, ya flip it and tape the new bush to end you would put the ratchet onto.
I used 100 mph tape in a thin strip, and taped the bush central to the bar.

I then chucked the whole thing in the freezer for two hours to try and shrink the bush a tad.

Got it all out, lined up, one decent bump of a hammer it slipped in like a finger in a bum.

As it goes in, it pushes the tape off and it was dead easy.

So, then I go to fit the new filter..... uh oh.

The new filter seats way deeper than the old filter.

Slide the filter into place, trial fit the pan with no gasket and its perfect.

A check on google, tells me the earlier models have a short filter for the smaller pan.
The wife's car has had the filter sitting just in the oil all this time, after someone, long before we got it, fitted the wrong tranny filter.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rockrat on February 26, 2019, 06:38:17 PM
I hope that’s your finger and your bum you’re referring to ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: speewa158 on February 26, 2019, 06:53:11 PM
 Today l learned again  that being there & doing is the most important thing .

l have been offered a gig on a Most Prestigious Stud  .      Thank you  Head hunters     :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on February 26, 2019, 07:09:22 PM
Today l learned again  that being there & doing is the most important thing .

l have been offered a gig on a Most Prestigious Stud  .      Thank you  Head hunters     :cheers:
:cup:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on February 26, 2019, 07:12:38 PM
OK, what I learnt was, I had to buy another trans kit (only $17.00) to I get another bush.

By using a 12 inch 1/2 inch drive extension bar, ya flip it and tape the new bush to end you would put the ratchet onto.
I used 100 mph tape in a thin strip, and taped the bush central to the bar.

I then chucked the whole thing in the freezer for two hours to try and shrink the bush a tad.

Got it all out, lined up, one decent bump of a hammer it slipped in like a finger in a bum.

As it goes in, it pushes the tape off and it was dead easy.

So, then I go to fit the new filter..... uh oh.

The new filter seats way deeper than the old filter.

Slide the filter into place, trial fit the pan with no gasket and its perfect.

A check on google, tells me the earlier models have a short filter for the smaller pan.
The wife's car has had the filter sitting just in the oil all this time, after someone, long before we got it, fitted the wrong tranny filter.
It's a learning curve, no matter what it is.
Good that you got it sorted.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tryagain on February 27, 2019, 07:29:49 AM
l have been offered a gig on a Most Prestigious Stud  .

As a fluffer?  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 27, 2019, 08:06:26 AM
I learnt today that i own a little Fatty... My Dmax that is
Went to the tip to drop off some rubbish at the tip and the dmax tipped the scales at 2.7 tonne (should weigh 1.9 tonne according to the spec sheet) so somehow i have picked up 800kg of gear (well 640kg if you take me and the missus out of the equation)

And before i get a smart as comment, i thought taking my missus to the tip was a most romantic gesture ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 27, 2019, 08:09:27 AM
I learnt today that i own a little Fatty... My Dmax that is
Went to the tip to drop off some rubbish at the tip and the dmax tipped the scales at 2.7 tonne (should weigh 1.9 tonne according to the spec sheet) so somehow i have picked up 800kg of gear (well 640kg if you take me and the missus out of the equation)

And before i get a smart as comment, i thought taking my missus to the tip was a most romantic gesture ;D

The only comment I was going to make is that your mrs must be a lightweight ......  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on February 27, 2019, 09:14:20 AM
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tryagain on March 08, 2019, 07:10:01 PM
Alway's found the Drifta video's a bit slow going so thought I'd try watching it at 1.5 speed and found it eminently more enjoyable, in the future 1.5 speed it will be.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 08, 2019, 07:22:52 PM
Surround yourself with good people and good things happen.
Happy Days.
:cheers:


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on March 09, 2019, 08:58:51 AM
people dont think much of Peter Dutton LMAO
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/worst-ever-immigration-minister-asylum-seekers-jet-in-under-dutton-s-nose-20190302-p511d8.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/worst-ever-immigration-minister-asylum-seekers-jet-in-under-dutton-s-nose-20190302-p511d8.html)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 09, 2019, 11:35:08 AM
"what did I learn today/yesterday?"

Well, my roadworthy guy doesn't cut me any slack, that's for sure.
The Magna, breezed through.

The Avalon, I got done on two front tyres and a brake globe. (I did the brake globe while he was still there)

The tyres however, were still pretty ok I reckon, but have a slight bit of shoulder wear.
Trying to buy tyres second hand is a gamble, so off to Lockyer tyres 1st up and fitted 2 new ones this morning.

First thing he said was, "He failed these?"

So, I managed to get a trade in on the old tyres and get two new ones at $60.00 each.
The old tyres went up in the rack for resale before I left.

I don't mind being pinged for a genuine problem, but geez, my roadie guy tough on tyres.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on March 09, 2019, 12:52:38 PM
"what did I learn today/yesterday?"

Well, my roadworthy guy doesn't cut me any slack, that's for sure.
The Magna, breezed through.

The Avalon, I got done on two front tyres and a brake globe. (I did the brake globe while he was still there)

The tyres however, were still pretty ok I reckon, but have a slight bit of shoulder wear.
Trying to buy tyres second hand is a gamble, so off to Lockyer tyres 1st up and fitted 2 new ones this morning.

First thing he said was, "He failed these?"

So, I managed to get a trade in on the old tyres and get two new ones at $60.00 each.
The old tyres went up in the rack for resale before I left.

I don't mind being pinged for a genuine problem, but geez, my roadie guy tough on tyres.
maybe he’s running a scam with the tyre shop guy...lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 09, 2019, 06:04:10 PM
Kev,
Ya know they have to fail a few of the older girls?
This then doesn't bring a spot light on them for passing everything
It's a numbers game.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on March 09, 2019, 07:21:34 PM
Not so much what I learnt, but got reminded about 2 things today:

1) When you’re hanging off a ladder in that stupid contorted position doing overhead welds on galvanized posts and you smell that distinct smell of smoldering cotton, it is most definitely YOU that is on fire.

2) All of those 1,000s of little balls of molten metal hurt a little bit as they go rolling down inside your shirt while you’re welding on top of your head, but they will sting just as much when you first step into the shower at the end of the day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on March 09, 2019, 09:57:12 PM
The worst ones are the ones that run down your arm and stop at the inside of your elbow.
 I had one the other day that got thru the laces of the old mongrels, geez that hurt, amazing how quick you can get a lace up boot off when there a ball of red hot molten metal inside

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on March 09, 2019, 10:00:07 PM
Your funny bone isnt funny :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 10, 2019, 02:09:40 AM
Your funny bone isnt funny :(
It is to other people  ;D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 11, 2019, 05:42:47 AM
All women are bi.....

Its the guys job, to work out if its Sexual or Polar.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Gazza00 on March 14, 2019, 06:40:37 PM
 The coppers are getting to be a better aim

    Police have shot an armed man in the wrist

    NSW police shoot man wanted over fatal stabbing
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on March 14, 2019, 08:49:09 PM
Better at aiming, Nahhh The guy thought he was Wonder Women and could deflect bullets with his wrist bracelets  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on March 14, 2019, 09:59:14 PM
A Lightning bolt makes a dull Shhhhh sort of sound and leaves  a slight tangy gassy electrical  smell in the air as it passes close over your house to strike with  a solid dull thud crack / boom  about 200m away ..
Reminded me a bit of the sound the tunnel of air wake makes, closing in behind  a jetliner after it passes close overhead .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 15, 2019, 05:30:42 AM
We have a "water pick up" place a few K's down the road.

Because we've only got 14mm of rain so far this year, I borrowed a 1,000 litre water container and bunged it into the box trailer.
Now, this box trailer, was purchased by my Dad, brand new, in 1966..... yep, a 53 year old box trailer.
The FJ Holden wheels are now HQ, but the basic trailer is still 1966.

So, borrowed the WIFE'S Statesman, as its the only car with a tow bar.

Dumped a ton (1,000 litres) of drinking water in the container and the tyres were about 5mm or less off touching the guards.

What I learnt was, Shit, they made stuff good in the 60's.  :cup: (Even with the original floor getting a bit tired these days)

I did a total of 7 trips for myself and 1 for a mate.
Our main tank is underground, so just back up, drop the hose in and open her up.

There is a wicked scorch mark on the left mud guard, but that ol trailer did a sterling job of the whole thing.

At one point, while third in line for a fill, an old guy asked about the number plate on the trailer, as its a tiny Q plate, starting with QJ.
He also said, it's the driest and hottest summer out here in over 40 years. 

The storm yesterday missed us.
We are supposed to get 20 to 40mm today, but i'll believe that when I see it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on March 15, 2019, 01:42:51 PM
1,000 litre water container

Lookig a getting a few of those to use as water tanks round the place.

Quote
We are supposed to get 20 to 40mm today, but i'll believe that when I see it.

With you there, bro >:(

We're supposed to get 10 - 35mm ourselves but certainly not holding my breath.

Just looked at BoM though & there's a few storms forming now, including one near Wivenhoe, so you might get lucky ???

Get wet! ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: saph on March 15, 2019, 01:55:10 PM
Learned that super cheap auto has free battery charging and that the one from my car is dead flat and hopfuly its not gone dead.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on March 15, 2019, 01:57:02 PM
That i should rename my Lawn Mower to "drought breaker" and tour central NSW

Cause everytime i think about getting it out it rains
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 15, 2019, 02:01:41 PM
Lookig a getting a few of those to use as water tanks round the place.

With you there, bro >:(

We're supposed to get 10 - 35mm ourselves but certainly not holding my breath.

Just looked at BoM though & there's a few storms forming now, including one near Wivenhoe, so you might get lucky ???

Get wet! ;D

One has been forming above us for hour now..... about to piss down hopefully.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Fizzie on March 15, 2019, 02:02:53 PM
A Lightning bolt makes a dull Shhhhh sort of sound and leaves  a slight tangy gassy electrical  smell in the air as it passes close over your house to strike with  a solid dull thud crack / boom  about 200m away ..

 :o :o :o

Jeez, waaaaaaaaaaay too close Edz
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tryagain on March 15, 2019, 04:25:53 PM
One has been forming above us for hour now..... about to piss down hopefully.

Are you getting Wet?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 15, 2019, 06:02:35 PM
Yeah mate, not huge amounts, but okay steady stuff for the moment.

Temps have dropped, its rainy..... I think i'm getting a stiffy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JD-120 on March 15, 2019, 06:36:21 PM
Wrong pills again jeepers

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on March 15, 2019, 08:58:17 PM
A Lightning bolt makes a dull Shhhhh sort of sound and leaves  a slight tangy gassy electrical  smell in the air as it passes close over your house to strike with  a solid dull thud crack / boom  about 200m away ..
Reminded me a bit of the sound the tunnel of air wake makes, closing in behind  a jetliner after it passes close overhead .
Beat you by about 185m tonight mate.
Waiting to see the damage in the morning, but the tree right next to the house was pulsing with electricity for what felt like 4 or 5 seconds. Absolutely amazing the pure power that lightening is.

Fortunately no fires started, but I’ll be shocked ;) if there’s not very visible damage to see in the daylight tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 16, 2019, 03:56:08 AM
Oh man, we had some good rain so far with more to come...yippee

We had a tree on the hill here hit years ago, the lightning had hit right where a branch was, which landed about 10 metres away.
In about three days, there was a darkish brown trail from the strike point all the way down to the base.

It looked like Mother Nature had left the biggest skid down my tree.

Everything on that side of the tree was brown bread.

The rest of the tree remained green and in good condition for about a fortnight then all of a sudden.... Dead as a friggin doornail.

Hey, funny thing, about 8 years ago, was about to head back to the sunny coast after working out here when we renovated.
It was around 5 or so in the afternoon and waiting for a storm to pass.

Being hungry, I grabbed a bowl of cornflakes and was standing on the verandah section looking out to the east.

Friggin lightning bolt zapped a tree just the other side of our fence line, so maybe 150 metres at best.

FUK ME, the friggin noise, the purpleish glow and sparks and a small amount of flame put the undies through their paces.
I had fukkin cornflakes and milk everywhere.

All that I had left was a spoon in one hand and a cereal bowl in the other.
I glanced at the spoon in my right hand and threw the friggin thing to Shithouse.   

I cleaned myself up and pissed off as soon as the storm had passed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: raider on March 16, 2019, 08:06:04 AM
:o :o :o

Jeez, waaaaaaaaaaay too close Edz
I remember when I was in High school a large storm passed over. We were standing on the side of the oval and everyone's hair started standing on end and we all thought it was funny. Next thing there was a large boom and lightning struck somewhere behind some portables. I found out years later that our hair was probably doing that because the lightning was looking for the path of least resistance hence the forks you see when it strikes. I think we dodged a bullet that day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on March 16, 2019, 08:29:27 AM
Years ago on a townhouse building site at Sunnybank here in Brisbane, we had quickly packed up our tools for an incoming afternoon storm that was hitting and then raced inside a lowset unit that had the roof on it, but it was just bare timber frame. The unit had a small entry patio with a roof jutting out the front of it, and 2 x 90mm x 90mm steel posts about 2.4mtrs apart held up the roof of this entry area...next minute a massive flash and bang, we see the lightning was arcing out across the 2 steel posts going from one post to the other, just like you see in a lightning globe....the half a dozen odd tradies standing there all crapped ourselves and didn't believe what we'd just seen. Not long after that due to how hard it was raining a stormwater creek of sorts was flowing hard down the side of the jobsite (Normally no creek there at all)...so we grabbed the polystyrene waffle pods that go in under the slabs, and started surfing them down the hillside...lol.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tryagain on March 16, 2019, 10:27:54 AM
Had one tree out the back of our place hit a few years back, didn't see it but certainly heard it and it shook the house!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on March 16, 2019, 06:05:51 PM
Checked out the tree this morning, it’s pretty much as Jeepers described.
A few good sized branches on the western side blown off and a very obvious burn/track mark zigzagging down the eastern side to the ground.
Took a photo, but it’s a huge native pine tree (not one of those stupid pest forestry things) most of the damage is right up the top, but the cloudy sky had too much glare and the photo is crap. :(

Anyway on a positive note we got 120mm of rain out of that one storm last night.
Which coincidentally doubled our rainfall total for the year... ;)

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 17, 2019, 03:18:02 AM
We only got 34mm,which added to the whooping 14.8 we already had so  far this year still has us waaaaay under the average of 300mm to the same date.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on March 17, 2019, 08:12:09 AM
We only got 34mm,which added to the whooping 14.8 we already had so  far this year still has us waaaaay under the average of 300mm to the same date.
between Friday arvos downpour and the heavy rain we got lastnight around midnight, we have gotten just over 100.0mm the past 2 days here....bayside suburbs in Brisbane have had around 175.0mm
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on March 17, 2019, 08:36:24 AM
We have had lots of rain here in Sydney the last few days as well. It’s a shame it goes down the drain and out to sea. Not harvested for future use.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on March 17, 2019, 08:37:43 AM
Think we need a bigger rain gauge, the elcheapo freebie in the Bunnings kids bag overflowed at the 130 mm mark, So  weve had at least 130 mm    ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rockrat on March 17, 2019, 08:47:01 AM
We had some decent rain again last night. Going by the level in the pool must have had about 100mm in the last couple of days  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 18, 2019, 02:56:10 PM
There is no bounds to how lazy dome people can be.
Local community FB group, a user asks where they can voting in the upcoming NSW election.
I reply that they can vote at the local primary school.
They reply back, what day and what time.
I stalk their fb page, they are a  50 year old career uni student.
And they have no idea about voting.

Yet they will cast a vote.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2019, 03:01:45 PM
Quote from: Hairs
Yet they will cast a vote.
you should reply on their stalkerbook with that!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on March 18, 2019, 03:27:27 PM

Yet they will cast a vote.




Trouble is there is no one worth voting for. They are all a bunch of a-holes feathering their own nests.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 18, 2019, 04:00:32 PM
Bird,
Wish I had the balls to do it, it was posted in a group I Admin. :(
My hands are tied.
Noel,
You're dead right mate,
We have as candidates this lot.
The sitting member who was mayor when our profitable and progressive council was amalgamated with a council that couldn't sell chock raffle tickets.
Alp candidate that says yes to every group that has a whinge.
Shooters & Fishers candidate that was a Nat that got caught speeding and blamed someone else.
An independent who is a local councillor that wants to help locals, can see the corruption, but gets feed BS and used, because they do have a good nature.
A Greenie, also a local councillor, who just doesn't have any farken idea, wants to lock everything up.

We're Farked.



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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: nab on March 18, 2019, 04:02:52 PM

Trouble is there is no one worth voting for. They are all a bunch of a-holes feathering their own nests.

Haha almost word for word compared to my wife!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JusyApples on March 18, 2019, 04:14:13 PM
There is no bounds to how lazy dome people can be.
Local community FB group, a user asks where they can voting in the upcoming NSW election.
I reply that they can vote at the local primary school.
They reply back, what day and what time.
I stalk their fb page, they are a  50 year old career uni student.
And they have no idea about voting.

Yet they will cast a vote.

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Had similar on our local page on Saturday. At 6:45pm a lady asked “Are we meant to vote today?”
Even if we did the polling booth would have closed.
Some people must live in a bubble


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 18, 2019, 04:30:54 PM


Some people must live in a bubble

More like under a rock.
And some wonder why I am losing faith in humanity.
And they breed.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on March 20, 2019, 06:09:48 PM
I started to learn to ride a bicycle again,  ;D 1st time for 40+ years , no fall over, yet :o , 3.5 klm's   :cup:
WTF are all these levers and buttons for  :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on March 20, 2019, 07:30:34 PM
RTFM  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: saph on March 20, 2019, 07:33:40 PM
Learned and still learning about endless air systems. seem to be worth it and could fit the compressor and tank in my next car.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on March 21, 2019, 09:04:46 AM
Quote from: saph
Learned and still learning about endless air systems. seem to be worth it and could fit the compressor and tank in my next car.
Didnt know people still bothered with them. Had one in the GQ, and gave it to another mate when I sold the car
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on March 21, 2019, 11:14:31 AM
That if you drop into a mate of a mates place with your missus and he brings out a clothes basket of puppies. You WILL become a dog owner
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Spada on March 21, 2019, 12:05:20 PM
that you need to keep a close eye on Bunnings prices. I needed some heat shrink solder splices, Bunnings had 3 sizes (2, 4, & 6mm) The 4mm were $4.50 a packet, but the 2 & 6mm were $11 a packet (same qty in each packet). I queried it with flossy girl in the green apron, she zapped them and said that was correct. I questioned if it seemed odd and she just shrugged her shoulders and said "nuthin I can do about it".

Whipped out the phone and quickly googled Jaycar - exact same item $4.95. Flossy girl insisted - nothin to do with me?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 22, 2019, 05:53:36 AM
In some ads on line, it says EOI
What the hell does that mean?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on March 22, 2019, 05:56:02 AM
In some ads on line, it says EOI
What the hell does that mean?
Expressions Of Interest..??

AKA make an offer.. ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on March 22, 2019, 06:21:09 AM
Dont realy want to sell it, have no idea what they want for it or what its worth. Just dangling the bait to see what it attracts . Is what it means to me
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 22, 2019, 06:24:23 AM
thanks guys.... had me beat
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 24, 2019, 03:31:31 PM
Don't grab ya wife on the lamington while she's cutting ya hair...  :'( I look like Larry from the 3 stooges now.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on March 24, 2019, 03:34:37 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
I look like Larry from the 3 stooges now.
so nothing's changed?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 24, 2019, 03:39:03 PM
so nothing's changed?

Not really.....  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: macca on March 24, 2019, 04:55:29 PM
When will you ever learn Jeepers , just remember there will come a day when you would sooner have a cold beer, lot less hassle, lot cheaper, he'll of a lot cheaper, won't give you an argument and just as satifying

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on March 24, 2019, 05:00:11 PM
Don't grab ya wife on the lamington while she's cutting ya hair...  :'( I look like Larry from the 3 stooges now.
No touching for you
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on April 03, 2019, 01:32:38 PM
I learnt it is much easier to predict the weather then it is to predict when a tradie will actually show up and finish their work.

Plumber comes on a Friday morning and spends about 3 hours laying some sewerage pipes in the trenches that I had dug for him.
I'm working in my home office when he pops up at the door and says, "we're all done for today, we'll be back on Monday to finish off."

Monday comes and goes, no plumber. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday..... No Plumber.
By this point I'm sick of looking at the open trenches in my front yard and spend my weekend backfilling all the dirt and replacing the turf.
So the next Monday rolls around, no plumber. No sign of anyone for that whole week.

The 3rd Monday comes and goes, still no plumber.
I get it, he said monday, not which specific monday, but this is getting beyond a joke.
So I ring and get; "sorry mate, I'll be there Monday".
This time I actully confirm; "that is this Monday, right?"
I get assured that it is.

4th monday comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, I get told tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, get told tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, get told tomorrow.

The weather forcast for tomorrow has 80% chance of up to 10mm of rain.
I'm confident the rain will come, the plumber on the other hand..............  ???


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 03, 2019, 01:35:20 PM
I learnt it is much easier to predict the weather then it is to predict when a tradie will actually show up and finish their work.

Plumber comes on a Friday morning and spends about 3 hours laying some sewerage pipes in the trenches that I had dug for him.
I'm working in my home office when he pops up at the door and says, "we're all done for today, we'll be back on Monday to finish off."

Monday comes and goes, no plumber. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday..... No Plumber.
By this point I'm sick of looking at the open trenches in my front yard and spend my weekend backfilling all the dirt and replacing the turf.
So the next Monday rolls around, no plumber. No sign of anyone for that whole week.

The 3rd Monday comes and goes, still no plumber.
I get it, he said monday, not which specific monday, but this is getting beyond a joke.
So I ring and get; "sorry mate, I'll be there Monday".
This time I actully confirm; "that is this Monday, right?"
I get assured that it is.

4th monday comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, I get told tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, get told tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, get told tomorrow.

The weather forcast for tomorrow has 80% chance of up to 10mm of rain.
I'm confident the rain will come, the plumber on the other hand..............  ???
This comes as a surprise to you?

The best part is you tell him you'll pay him Monday.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DrewXT on April 03, 2019, 04:15:31 PM
I learnt it is much easier to predict the weather then it is to predict when a tradie will actually show up and finish their work.

Plumber comes on a Friday morning and spends about 3 hours laying some sewerage pipes in the trenches that I had dug for him.
I'm working in my home office when he pops up at the door and says, "we're all done for today, we'll be back on Monday to finish off."

Monday comes and goes, no plumber. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday..... No Plumber.
By this point I'm sick of looking at the open trenches in my front yard and spend my weekend backfilling all the dirt and replacing the turf.
So the next Monday rolls around, no plumber. No sign of anyone for that whole week.

The 3rd Monday comes and goes, still no plumber.
I get it, he said monday, not which specific monday, but this is getting beyond a joke.
So I ring and get; "sorry mate, I'll be there Monday".
This time I actully confirm; "that is this Monday, right?"
I get assured that it is.

4th monday comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, I get told tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, get told tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and goes, no plumber. I ring, get told tomorrow.

The weather forcast for tomorrow has 80% chance of up to 10mm of rain.
I'm confident the rain will come, the plumber on the other hand..............  ???
Sounds like my tiler who was going to take 10 days to tile our new place... 14 weeks later, we're getting someone else to finish it because I don't have the time to do it myself

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on April 03, 2019, 04:43:32 PM
As a tradie,
I don't understand how hard it is for some to say what they are going to do.
Eg, turn up, return a call, reply to an email/text/phone call.
I'm constantly in contact with with clients, other trades that subbie to me, builders.
Sure, it can be a big part of your day, last Monday that was all I did.
Didn't earn a dollar, just contacted people, site visits, ordered materials.
Ya get them days :cheers:


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: noel_w on April 03, 2019, 05:20:53 PM
As a tradie,
I don't understand how hard it is for some to say what they are going to do.
Eg, turn up, return a call, reply to an email/text/phone call.
I'm constantly in contact with with clients, other trades that subbie to me, builders.
Sure, it can be a big part of your day, last Monday that was all I did.
Didn't earn a dollar, just contacted people, site visits, ordered materials.
Ya get them days :cheers: 

You are one of a kind though Hairs  :laugh: :laugh: :cheers:


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 03, 2019, 05:30:05 PM
As a tradie,
I don't understand how hard it is for some to say what they are going to do.
Eg, turn up, return a call, reply to an email/text/phone call.
I'm constantly in contact with with clients, other trades that subbie to me, builders.
Sure, it can be a big part of your day, last Monday that was all I did.
Didn't earn a dollar, just contacted people, site visits, ordered materials.
Ya get them days :cheers:


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yep it's not that hard to be somewhere when you say you'll be there, even ifsomething comes up it's easier to ring and explain that something has gone wrong and you can't make it....much easier to tell the truth then avoid people altogether. Sadly though it's not just a tradie thing, so many desk jockies BS people also, does make it hard to plan around them at times,  especially when gear doesn't show up like you were promised several times it would do.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 04, 2019, 06:21:04 AM
You are one of a kind though Hairs  :laugh: :laugh: :cheers:

Won in a raffle more like it.

Bet ya third prize was better too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 04, 2019, 08:32:17 AM
Quote from: Hairs
I'm constantly in contact with with clients, other trades that subbie to me, builders.

Honestly - you would be 1 in a thousand - at best.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BaseCamp on April 04, 2019, 11:44:18 AM
Many many tradies are such absolute unprofessional deadshxts..

(Like the examples of the plumber and tiler in the posts above...)    grrrrr.....

Not only tradies though...   Structural engineers too...   But that's another story for another time...

"In retaliation" - I have fantasized in my mind on many occasions the following scenario...

Successful tradie get my business; the quote and paperwork, QBCC etc etc are exchanged...

Say its for an $8K job....   He hands over the paperwork, (mees knowing there will be no doubt an expectation for a 20%-50% deposit to be paid)...   (BTW that was the % recently requested of me with window; door; and kitchen cabinet suppliers/installers...)..

But with a smile I say thanks - and I ignore the deposit request and tell him -- now here are MY bank details FOR YOU to deposit (a refundable) $2K "Performance Guarantee" payment into MY account...

When the job is completed to contract, professionally and on time - this is refunded to you....

Yeah, right -- LOL....   In the real world, the above would never happen...   BUT I keep promising myself that one day I will say it to a contractor, just to make a (futile) point, and to see his reaction...

That and in instances where I have a tradie working for me on an hourly rate ...  I am standing at the front door as he walks in to start the job...   

I am holding a small container which I shove at them and grunt - snapping my fingers at the container...

Startled, the tradie looks at me puzzled...

I say with a smile on my face:

"All mobiles in here - thank you!!!"

Anyway, I had better happily keep dream'n on.....




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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bunyip on April 04, 2019, 03:50:04 PM
In the IT world it is not unusual to have permanence penalties for late delivery. Hardware and software support runs from sell date, not use date.

I was working for a now defunct computer manufacturer back in the '90's. They were running so late they ended up paying the client to put their computers in some sites!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: moeite on April 04, 2019, 04:29:06 PM
Today I learned again that if you do any work on either the camper or the car you WILL lose skin from your knuckles. 😘
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on April 04, 2019, 04:59:03 PM
I'm beginning to dislike rain again, For stuff sake  if ya gunna rain ! Fnnn Rain ! get it over and done with or do it at night.. This every half hour / hour or so P*ss off  showery drizzley stuff  gives ya the sh*tes .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on April 04, 2019, 06:16:31 PM
I'm beginning to dislike rain again, For stuff sake  if ya gunna rain ! Fnnn Rain ! get it over and done with or do it at night.. This every half hour / hour or so P*ss off  showery drizzley stuff  gives ya the sh*tes .
was a pretty good day here, plenty of blue sky
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MDS69 on April 04, 2019, 06:31:06 PM
Many many tradies are such absolute unprofessional deadshxts..

(Like the examples of the plumber and tiler in the posts above...)    grrrrr.....

Not only tradies though...   Structural engineers too...   But that's another story for another time...

"In retaliation" - I have fantasized in my mind on many occasions the following scenario...

Successful tradie get my business; the quote and paperwork, QBCC etc etc are exchanged...

Say its for an $8K job....   He hands over the paperwork, (mees knowing there will be no doubt an expectation for a 20%-50% deposit to be paid)...   (BTW that was the % recently requested of me with window; door; and kitchen cabinet suppliers/installers...)..

But with a smile I say thanks - and I ignore the deposit request and tell him -- now here are MY bank details FOR YOU to deposit (a refundable) $2K "Performance Guarantee" payment into MY account...

When the job is completed to contract, professionally and on time - this is refunded to you....

Yeah, right -- LOL....   In the real world, the above would never happen...   BUT I keep promising myself that one day I will say it to a contractor, just to make a (futile) point, and to see his reaction...

That and in instances where I have a tradie working for me on an hourly rate ...  I am standing at the front door as he walks in to start the job...   

I am holding a small container which I shove at them and grunt - snapping my fingers at the container...

Startled, the tradie looks at me puzzled...

I say with a smile on my face:

"All mobiles in here - thank you!!!"

Anyway, I had better happily keep dream'n on.....




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On commercial work there is a system for what you are describing. The head contractor will withhold part of your invoice or claim as retention usually 5% of the invoice value. 2.5% is released upon completion of the project (practical completion or PC) and the remaining 2.5% is released upon the end of defect liability period (DLP). Cash retention is to be avoided as if the builder goes belly up you have done your money but there is a think called a Bank Guarentee where up front at the start of the project you hand over to the builder 2 BG’s at 2.5% of the contract value. One is returned at PC and the second at the end of DLP after any defects have been rectified. They usually hold these over your head to get either PC or DLP completed. This is not to be confused with liquidated damages (LD’s) for not completing the job to the program.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: edz on April 04, 2019, 06:31:43 PM
 ;D ;D Mongrel    ;D ;D    Ohh we had blue sky ..... rain ... blue sky ... rain .. blu''''' you get the idea ... Movie time, ohh joy its drizzling again now .
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: nab on April 04, 2019, 06:47:48 PM
Maybe I should move to Queensland. I take no deposit and I send an invoice a week after the job is complete, just in case the client isn’t happy or wants to modify something.

Nah, stuff your weather, as unpredictable as Melbourne’s half the time!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: loanrangie on April 15, 2019, 06:42:21 PM
That painting a checkerplate trailer by brush is a pain in the arse, actually anything checkerplate is a pain in the arse.
 Should have sprayed it and put up with the over spray.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on April 15, 2019, 07:07:09 PM
If you are fitting anything, anywhere to the back of a caravan with 2 screws, 1 of them WILL hit some wiring of some sort   :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on April 16, 2019, 09:46:55 AM
Read the label on puppy food very carefully

Got the new boy home last night and gave him a dinner

The bag said 1 cup... and i found out later this means 1 cup over the whole day not per meal

Poor little bugger was like a chocolate eclair.... squeeze him in the middle and Shit was coming out both ends for about 6 hours
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on April 16, 2019, 12:27:32 PM
If you are fitting anything, anywhere to the back of a caravan with 2 screws, 1 of them WILL hit some wiring of some sort   :'( :'( :'(

That can be solved, ask for help in the electrical section.  :cheers:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 16, 2019, 01:00:45 PM
That can be solved, ask for help in the electrical section.  :cheers:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chester ver2.0 on April 16, 2019, 01:13:54 PM
That can be solved, ask for help in the electrical section.  :cheers:

And the post of the year award goes toooooooo  Kangaron :cup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pottsy on April 16, 2019, 01:53:43 PM
I learnt that the Hunchback of Notre Dame is homeless. ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 16, 2019, 01:59:59 PM
I learnt that the Hunchback of Notre Dame is homeless. ;D
and Morrison wants to donate millions to assist in the ****in rebuild ??? WTF? Dont they make enough out of tourism themselves to pay to fix it??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: tryagain on April 16, 2019, 02:05:17 PM
and Morrison wants to donate millions to assist in the ****in rebuild ??? WTF? Dont they make enough out of tourism themselves to pay to fix it??? ??? ???


Send him this link Bird http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56126.0;topicseen (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56126.0;topicseen)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 16, 2019, 02:14:15 PM
Send him this link Bird http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56126.0;topicseen (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=56126.0;topicseen)
I'd say https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqbk9cDX0l0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqbk9cDX0l0)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: glenm64 on April 16, 2019, 03:12:12 PM
I learnt that the Hunchback of Notre Dame is homeless. ;D

and Morrison wants to donate millions to assist in the ****in rebuild ??? WTF? Dont they make enough out of tourism themselves to pay to fix it??? ??? ???

Notre Dame has been in dire need of repairs for years. The work was going to cost near the 200 million. Its owned by the state, but leased by the church, who under the lease arrangement have to pay for the upkeep and maintenance. The church has been trying to come up with  the cash for years.( maybe could could sell off 0.001% of its assets?)
Anyhows, hope its not a dodgy insurance claim.  >:D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bird on April 16, 2019, 03:57:05 PM
Notre Dame has been in dire need of repairs for years. The work was going to cost near the 200 million. Its owned by the state, but leased by the church, who under the lease arrangement have to pay for the upkeep and maintenance. The church has been trying to come up with  the cash for years.( maybe could could sell off 0.001% of its assets?)
Anyhows, hope its not a dodgy insurance claim.  >:D
Hey give the church a break, they are only worht 30 billion.. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-12/catholic-church-worth- (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-12/catholic-church-worth-)$30-billion-investigation-finds/9422246
how can they spare 1 hours interest on their cash. they have people to pay off to keep quiet, priests to move to hide them
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on June 02, 2019, 09:49:22 AM
There is no such thing as “just” holding the outboard motor stay in place.
It’s either locked in or not.

Finished the washing the boat this morning after going for a run up the creek last night. Had the motor just resting on the stay so I could back it into the parking place where I usually drop the stay on the ground and trim the motor to be vertical.

Reversing back and in the mirror I see the trailer lift a foot in the air then jump to one side....

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You know you’ve done a good job welding mounts on the trailer when 12mm round bar bends like that and the mount is fine.... ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Steffo1 on June 02, 2019, 12:05:23 PM
I reckon you got off light there, Pete. I saw a bloke do similar, several years ago, at the Mooloolaba ramp and it cost him a prop blade.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Pete79 on June 02, 2019, 03:56:51 PM
Yes, lucky I was on the grass and the stay buried itself a good 200mm into the ground first, before wedging the trailer up and bending bits.
Would imagine that little mistake could get messy on a hard surface.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Hairs on June 02, 2019, 05:17:28 PM
We can't win.
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on July 23, 2019, 05:26:45 PM
Today, at the ripe young age of 64, I had my first Macca's  hamburger [sic], and didn't finish it, it will be my last.
A rubbery piece of pretend beef encased in a sugary soft pretend bun.
How did this sh!t ever become so popular.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: briann532 on July 23, 2019, 05:44:19 PM
Today, at the ripe young age of 64, I had my first Macca's  hamburger [sic], and didn't finish it, it will be my last.
A rubbery piece of pretend beef encased in a sugary soft pretend bun.
How did this sh!t ever become so popular.

Mate, I honestly don't know how they can call it food?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: austastar on July 23, 2019, 05:59:53 PM
Hi,
  At the persistence of the 2 kids, we called in some 30 odd years ago.
Yuk!
Never been back,

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Rumpig on July 23, 2019, 07:07:40 PM
Today, at the ripe young age of 64, I had my first Macca's  hamburger [sic], and didn't finish it, it will be my last.
A rubbery piece of pretend beef encased in a sugary soft pretend bun.
How did this sh!t ever become so popular.
the apprentice at work loves that crap, he can’t understand why I say i’d rather eat the box the burgers come in then the actual burgers.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: xcvator on July 23, 2019, 07:22:42 PM
Today, at the ripe young age of 64, I had my first Macca's  hamburger [sic], and didn't finish it, it will be my last.
A rubbery piece of pretend beef encased in a sugary soft pretend bun.
How did this sh!t ever become so popular.

Their wraps are actually pretty good
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Kangaron on July 23, 2019, 07:37:41 PM
Back in the mid 70's, when they first appeared in Melbourne, the mob I was working for could get free Maccas, and the sheeple jumped on board. I made them eat it outside the vehicle, couldn't stand the smell.
Didn't mind their thick shakes in summer tho, the company cars didn't have a/c.