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Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on February 05, 2015, 08:36:41 PM
I thought I'd start a thread for those random questions we all need answers to...

I need to acquire some replacement toner for my HP colour laser printer. Normally I would buy genuine, however my son keeps printing many pages of stuff so he can colour it in and I don't want to pay top $ for toner just for that. I know I can probably buy a printer for the price of toner but I wanted to see if anybody had a supplier of aftermarket toner they are happy with.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: KingBilly on February 05, 2015, 08:39:21 PM
My turn for a question:

Why do my nuts always require a scratch whilst in mixed company?

KB
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Mace on February 05, 2015, 08:41:35 PM

Why do my nuts always require a scratch whilst in mixed company?

KB

Mixed nuts need salt.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 06, 2015, 04:56:11 AM
My turn for a question:

Why do my nuts always require a scratch whilst in mixed company?

KB
You have Darts.

They are little critters that live in your anus,
The Dart out and bite you on the dusters and then Dart back.
You have a rare case of them I'd say, because they are usually know to be found on teenage boys.

This has been a community announcement in the hope that some may be able to live with this terrible and sometimes embarrassing  condition.
Alternatively, you could get someone else to scratch for you. This would divert attention away from you playing with yourself.
 ;D
 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Team Evil on February 06, 2015, 06:02:12 AM
D4D
try Cartridge World,
used many when my daughter was printing uni stuff..
No issues..

Greg
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bruce93 on February 06, 2015, 06:04:59 AM
D4D try Hot Toner. Used to use that to order ink for my previous works printer. Fairly well priced and quick delivery.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: oldmate on February 06, 2015, 06:09:23 AM
You have Darts.

They are little critters that live in your anus,
The Dart out and bite you on the dusters and then Dart back.
You have a rare case of them I'd say, because they are usually know to be found on teenage boys.

This has been a community announcement in the hope that some may be able to live with this terrible and sometimes embarrassing  condition.
Alternatively, you could get someone else to scratch for you. This would divert attention away from you playing with yourself.
 ;D
 

Pmsl.  Well that's different to what my answer would be. But I'll keep it to myself now  ;D :D

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on February 06, 2015, 07:25:27 AM
Thanks Greg & Bruce, I'll check them out. Have you had any issues with the toner leaking?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: fishfinder on February 06, 2015, 07:29:02 AM
I thought I'd start a thread for those random questions we all need answers to...

I need to acquire some replacement toner for my HP colour laser printer. Normally I would buy genuine, however my son keeps printing many pages of stuff so he can colour it in and I don't want to pay top $ for toner just for that. I know I can probably buy a printer for the price of toner but I wanted to see if anybody had a supplier of aftermarket toner they are happy with.
every time I need new ink I spend hours on checking prices on ink as well as a new printer and the inkman has always has been cheapest have tried aftermarket from many suppliers and they just turn out a waist of coin
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: fishfinder on February 06, 2015, 07:30:12 AM
My turn for a question:

Why do my nuts always require a scratch whilst in mixed company?

KB
does the mixed company offer to scratch them for you ?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2015, 07:49:46 AM
http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/45240/ (http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/45240/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 06, 2015, 08:17:05 AM

D4D
try Cartridge World,
used many when my daughter was printing uni stuff..
No issues..

Greg
x2
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on February 06, 2015, 08:46:51 AM
I thought I'd start a thread for those random questions we all need answers to...

I need to acquire some replacement toner for my HP colour laser printer. Normally I would buy genuine, however my son keeps printing many pages of stuff so he can colour it in and I don't want to pay top $ for toner just for that. I know I can probably buy a printer for the price of toner but I wanted to see if anybody had a supplier of aftermarket toner they are happy with.
Some times it's just cheaper to buy a new printer  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Marschy on February 06, 2015, 09:24:08 AM
I have a Fuji Xerox monochrome laser printer.

Officeworks want $59 for one cartridge.http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/fuji-xerox-201609-toner-cartridge-black-fxct201609?searchTerm=fuji%20xerox%20m205b%20toner (http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/fuji-xerox-201609-toner-cartridge-black-fxct201609?searchTerm=fuji%20xerox%20m205b%20toner)

eBay seller in Hong Kong sells knockoffs of the same cartridge for $39.99 for 5 cartridges. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261278737338?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261278737338?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

So far I am very happy with the knockoff toner cartridge. I am still using the first one, so I don't have a good indication of how long each cartridge will last. The original cartridge that came with the printer lasted about 6 months, so I am hoping for a couple of years of use before I start looking for new cartridges again.

I found with ink jet printers that the frequency (or infrequency in my case) of use was not enough to stop the ink nozzles from clogging up with dried ink. Since I have swapped over to the laser printer, no more issues with clogged nozzles. Once the nozzles clog, your only option is to bin the printer. Some printers have nozzles that can be cleaned, most are only good as a boat anchor after they are blocked.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on February 06, 2015, 09:49:36 AM
When it is time to get a new printer,  after research and before purchasing,  always go to your local ink supplier and see what costs are involved in refills.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on February 06, 2015, 09:53:53 AM
have been a frequent customer of inkdepot.com.au (http://inkdepot.com.au) for my ink/toner needs...

good prices, extremely quick postage...

highly recommended... no affiliation, just happy... :)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: turbo ninja on February 06, 2015, 10:14:41 PM
why do they call them 'apartments' when they are so close together?

and while I am at it........ why is abbreviation such a long word?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Ynot on February 06, 2015, 11:52:12 PM
I thought I'd start a thread for those random questions we all need answers to...

I need to acquire some replacement toner for my HP colour laser printer. Normally I would buy genuine, however my son keeps printing many pages of stuff so he can colour it in and I don't want to pay top $ for toner just for that. I know I can probably buy a printer for the price of toner but I wanted to see if anybody had a supplier of aftermarket toner they are happy with.

Buy the best quality printer and the best quality ink. You will pay for it but then you can start printing your own money and it will pay for itself in no time...


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Green rv on February 07, 2015, 07:38:53 AM
Hi All

have you been stung by the kko store (cell fish) and how did you stop it?

 :cheers:
Adam
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on July 05, 2015, 08:26:39 AM
What's the best way to get a 12V garden light cable under a concrete walking path? I tried yesterday with yellow tongue and some poly pipe/water jet, but can only get half way. Any other ideas?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: V8CRSA on July 05, 2015, 09:21:52 AM
What's the best way to get a 12V garden light cable under a concrete walking path? I tried yesterday with yellow tongue and some poly pipe/water jet, but can only get half way. Any other ideas?

Push a garden hose under the concrete with the water running, it will make a hole under the path with much less hassle, just a but cold for it ATM.

Matt
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on July 05, 2015, 09:23:20 AM
What's the best way to get a 12V garden light cable under a concrete walking path? I tried yesterday with yellow tongue and some poly pipe/water jet, but can only get half way. Any other ideas?



 Hi pressure water cleaner with a Turbo head & or a 13mm reo rod with a big hammer . This would have to be 1 of the worst jobs around . Have fun  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on July 05, 2015, 09:27:04 AM
What's the best way to get a 12V garden light cable under a concrete walking path? I tried yesterday with yellow tongue and some poly pipe/water jet, but can only get half way. Any other ideas?

Solar light??
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on July 05, 2015, 09:28:01 AM
Thanks, I was thinking about the pressure washer using the jet but didn't want to move/dislodge the soil/clay underneath the path.

I might try the big hammer and garden stake method.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on July 05, 2015, 09:29:22 AM
Solar light??

Nah, had them and they fail after a while.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on July 05, 2015, 09:30:58 AM
Nah, had them and they fail after a while.

But they're cheap, and no digging.... :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Robbo on July 05, 2015, 09:32:07 AM
What's the best way to get a 12V garden light cable under a concrete walking path? I tried yesterday with yellow tongue and some poly pipe/water jet, but can only get half way. Any other ideas?

If you have a mate who's a sparky or know one, then borrow an earth rod off them, they are aprox 1.8m long and 15mm dia. Dig a small trench either side of the concrete path and proceed to ram the rod into the earth under the path. Feed water into the hole you are making and continue to ram and remove, ram and remove and water. You should make progress of about 100mm on each ram. Plenty of water is important. I have done this successfully on many occasions and it will leave you a clear hole to feed your cable through.
Hope this helps.

Cheers

Robbo
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on July 05, 2015, 11:11:44 AM
Thanks all, too cold for using more water. I am defeated for today, I'll try another day when I have more motivation.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MrCruza on July 05, 2015, 11:31:26 AM
I have a shed in the backyard, combination storage and workshop. Whats the best way to keep the moisture out so everything doesn't go mouldy? I'm thinking a whirlybird? Any better ideas?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 05, 2015, 11:34:14 AM
I have a shed in the backyard, combination storage and workshop. Whats the best way to keep the moisture out so everything doesn't go mouldy? I'm thinking a whirlybird? Any better ideas?

Maybe also put some of those "hippo" I think the brand are dehumidifier. The plastic container has beads in the top and the moisture goes down into the bottom replace as needed. You can get them at most discount shops.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on July 05, 2015, 11:40:14 AM
Maybe also put some of those "hippo" I think the brand are dehumidifier. The plastic container has beads in the top and the moisture goes down into the bottom replace as needed. You can get them at most discount shops.
Yep, and the whirlybird, it will also help to let the heat out in summer  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: briann532 on July 05, 2015, 08:15:42 PM
What's the best way to get a 12V garden light cable under a concrete walking path? I tried yesterday with yellow tongue and some poly pipe/water jet, but can only get half way. Any other ideas?

Put a piece of 20mm conduit right at the bottom side of the concrete and hit it through using a piece of timber over it and a mallet.
Either cap the end (doesn't always work) or just hit it through then poke the dirt out or jet it out.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Sixpack on July 06, 2015, 12:06:36 PM
Here is a quick question I can ask you fine knowledgeable fella's.  I have a Jayco Swan Outback coming hopefully in September will I need to fit airbags to compensate the extra weight or will the 150 series suspension be ok left standard.  Appreciate any input. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Green rv on July 06, 2015, 12:17:33 PM
Here is a quick question I can ask you fine knowledgeable fella's.  I have a Jayco Swan Outback coming hopefully in September will I need to fit airbags to compensate the extra weight or will the 150 series suspension be ok left standard.  Appreciate any input.

i think the best way to answer that would be.. time will tell
if the suspension is in good condition it should have no problems with the extra weight .
if it makes the ride feel more positive on the road ie: safer i dont see it as a bad thing to fit, what i do hear a lot of though is air leaks (can be a PITA.)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Sixpack on July 06, 2015, 12:25:49 PM
Thanks Green RV, it is my first Jayco and I have no idea. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 06, 2015, 12:49:00 PM
I have a shed in the backyard, combination storage and workshop. Whats the best way to keep the moisture out so everything doesn't go mouldy? I'm thinking a whirlybird? Any better ideas?
I'd love to keep red backs out of my shed... don't see them anywhere else around here... just in the shed... never had them before the shed either!!!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Green rv on July 06, 2015, 01:30:57 PM
I'd love to keep red backs out of my shed... don't see them anywhere else around here... just in the shed... never had them before the shed either!!!
only one thing you can do Bird lock the shed and never and i mean never step foot in their again and if needed add some safety tape and set up a perimeter  ;D 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Nomad on July 06, 2015, 08:12:12 PM
Why is it that some days the only people I seem to deal with are total F*#ktards?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on July 06, 2015, 08:31:51 PM
Why is it that some days the only people I seem to deal with are total F*#ktards?


Some Days are Diamond      ;D      Some Days are Stone      ;D             & then we move on       ,    to      :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on July 06, 2015, 10:15:51 PM
where the #uck did I put my car keys??
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on July 07, 2015, 07:39:38 AM
I'd love to keep red backs out of my shed...

Hey Bird

Sound's silly I know, but do you have any / many Daddy Long Legs round the place?

If so, try carefully collecting them & moving them to the shed, as they are apparently the number-one enemy of Redbacks!

Have been told by a number of Telstra techs & sparkies, that if they have to go into a roof & they find DLLs, they go in happily, knowing there'll be no RBs in there.

No guarantees  :angel:, but got to be worth a try
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 07, 2015, 08:00:58 AM
Why is it that some days the only people I seem to deal with are total F*#ktards?

Cant answer that one but that actual post could of been from lino6 lol
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: kylarama on July 08, 2015, 06:38:46 AM
What's the best way to get a 12V garden light cable under a concrete walking path? I tried yesterday with yellow tongue and some poly pipe/water jet, but can only get half way. Any other ideas?

If your not on rock, try this.

Get a length of gal water pipe with a threaded end and an end cap.  Dig a small trench one end and a small hole the other.  End cap first start driving the pipe under the path with a mallet.  When you reach the other end, unscrew the end cap, tie your cable or conduit to it and pull back through.
If space is limited, use short pre-threaded lengths of pipe and couplers to join as you hit it through.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on July 08, 2015, 06:42:32 AM
If your not on rock, try this.

Get a length of gal water pipe with a threaded end and an end cap.  Dig a small trench one end and a small hole the other.  End cap first start driving the pipe under the path with a mallet.  When you reach the other end, unscrew the end cap, tie your cable or conduit to it and pull back through.
If space is limited, use short pre-threaded lengths of pipe and couplers to join as you hit it through.

Good suggestion  :cup:, .....but better to go camping I reckon...... :P ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Black Diamond on July 08, 2015, 07:50:51 AM
Here is a quick question I can ask you fine knowledgeable fella's.  I have a Jayco Swan Outback coming hopefully in September will I need to fit airbags to compensate the extra weight or will the 150 series suspension be ok left standard.  Appreciate any input.
It will sag a fair bit. Will need the airbags or at least upgraded springs.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rumpig on July 08, 2015, 10:44:56 AM
where the #uck did I put my car keys??
try checking your dressing gown pocket...that's where the misses found our keys to under the house that were missing the past few months. She was adamant she hadn't misplaced them though, must have been me or the kids....lol
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 08, 2015, 11:06:06 AM
where the #uck did I put my car keys??
you need this for future.

https://www.thetrackr.com (https://www.thetrackr.com)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: kylarama on July 08, 2015, 11:08:23 AM
try checking your dressing gown pocket...that's where the misses found our keys to under the house that were missing the past few months. She was adamant she hadn't misplaced them though, must have been me or the kids....lol
Or go and get a new key cut/programmed and new remote programmed at a cost of $300.
Your old keys will then magical appear under the sofa bed a week later...

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on July 08, 2015, 11:20:51 AM
Found them, right where I put them  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: robbo1172 on July 08, 2015, 11:54:41 AM
Why is it, no one comes near you all day at work, you do one little, quiet pop-off and suddenly every man and his dog is heading over to your desk to ask you a question...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 08, 2015, 12:12:14 PM
Why is it, no one comes near you all day at work, you do one little, quiet pop-off and suddenly every man and his dog is heading over to your desk to ask you a question...
just blame them when they get there
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on July 08, 2015, 03:48:59 PM
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/WTF.gif)
Why do drivers automatically move to the right hand lane on an overtaking section and there isn't another vehicle in front of them to overtake ???
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/Fall_Over_Shocked.gif)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on July 08, 2015, 04:03:06 PM
Hey Bird

Sound's silly I know, but do you have any / many Daddy Long Legs round the place?

If so, try carefully collecting them & moving them to the shed, as they are apparently the number-one enemy of Redbacks!

Have been told by a number of Telstra techs & sparkies, that if they have to go into a roof & they find DLLs, they go in happily, knowing there'll be no RBs in there.

No guarantees  :angel:, but got to be worth a try
Sorry, I can't subscribe to this theory. My bottom shed has a lot of bloody big red backs & daddy long legs living in apparent harmony!
Steve
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: champin on July 08, 2015, 04:22:13 PM
Sorry, I can't subscribe to this theory. My bottom shed has a lot of bloody big red backs & daddy long legs living in apparent harmony!
Steve
Well then, your redbacks obviously didn't read the memo.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on July 08, 2015, 05:43:57 PM
Sorry, I can't subscribe to this theory. My bottom shed has a lot of bloody big red backs & daddy long legs living in apparent harmony!
Steve

Ahh well, it was a good theory!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: HEM19X on July 13, 2015, 06:57:09 AM
I have one...

Where are the "Global Warming" Zealots right now???? Rugged up next to their evil heaters to keep warm, that's where!!!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on July 13, 2015, 07:23:24 AM
I have one...

Where are the "Global Warming" Zealots right now???? Rugged up next to their evil heaters to keep warm, that's where!!!

It's only called "global warming" when it's hot..............

The rest of the time it's call "Climate Change"  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on July 13, 2015, 07:57:51 AM
It's only called "global warming" when it's hot..............

The rest of the time it's call "Climate Change"  ;D

           That depends on what point your trying make at that time  , But that's not locked in yet       :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2015, 08:56:25 AM
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/WTF.gif)
Why do drivers automatically move to the right hand lane on an overtaking section and there isn't another vehicle in front of them to overtake ???
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/Fall_Over_Shocked.gif)
no no no.. why do they speed up from 80 in 100 zone to 150k's once there is a passing lane, then slow down to 80 again once its finished..
also why do they get the Shits when the 200 cars stuck behind them for the last hour run them off the road and don't let them back in once the passing lane closes...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on July 13, 2015, 09:16:43 AM
Headlights on [ Daytime ] close up the gap a bit and move over to line the RH headlight  up with the drivers mirror,  Ive found works most times to get the message across to move over ..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Green rv on July 13, 2015, 09:17:54 AM
no no no.. why do they speed up from 80 in 100 zone to 150k's once there is a passing lane, then slow down to 80 again once its finished..
also why do they get the Shits when the 200 cars stuck behind them for the last hour run them off the road and don't let them back in once the passing lane closes...

this happend to me on a trip up to proserpine, i ended up getting a run up on him got in front then slowed to 50k and let the said 200 cars behind overtake before coming back upto speed. the bit that made me smile was the look on his face >:(

Adam
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Terry W4 on July 13, 2015, 10:10:35 AM
I have one...

Where are the "Global Warming" Zealots right now???? Rugged up next to their evil heaters to keep warm, that's where!!!

Global warming - is in fact a misnomer.  Us zealots call it CLIMATE CHANGE. The heating of the planets causes CLIMATE CHANGE which results in far more extreme weather events - both storms and droughts - cyclones and snow storms. Ask the northern hemisphere how much snow they have had in winter - extreme.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on August 21, 2015, 09:12:42 AM
With all of the hype about hybrid type campers on this forum at the moment, can someone please explain to me why they are sooooo expensive?

Some upwards of $80k  :o  You can buy a 20'+ caravan for that.

My in laws recently looked at a new caravan, 19', shower, Shitter etc. It was $40k + Flash looking thing, well known brand, new.
The couple of hybrids that have gained a lot of attention here lately, are 6' or so smaller, yet $10k more ??? Do you pay extra for the privilege of folding out panels to create an area for a bed? Does a plastic shower curtain add a heap of value to it over a
shower cubicle with a sliding door?
Maybe it's the checker plate that adds value?

When I see a $55k campertrailer and a $55k caravan sitting side by side, it's hard to see the value in the camper. Why are they so expensive?

Not knocking the camper or their owners, but can someone explain to me where the value is in one of these, compared to a caravan of same $$$$
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: KingBilly on August 21, 2015, 09:21:45 AM
With all of the hype about hybrid type campers on this forum at the moment, can someone please explain to me why they are sooooo expensive?

Some upwards of $80k  :o  You can buy a 20'+ caravan for that.

My in laws recently looked at a new caravan, 19', shower, Shitter etc. It was $40k + Flash looking thing, well known brand, new.
The couple of hybrids that have gained a lot of attention here lately, are 6' or so smaller, yet $10k more ??? Do you pay extra for the privilege of folding out panels to create an area for a bed? Does a plastic shower curtain add a heap of value to it over a
shower cubicle with a sliding door?
Maybe it's the checker plate that adds value?

When I see a $55k campertrailer and a $55k caravan sitting side by side, it's hard to see the value in the camper. Why are they so expensive?

Not knocking the camper or their owners, but can someone explain to me where the value is in one of these, compared to a caravan of same $$$$

One of life's great mysteries.  Would love to know the answer also

KB
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on August 21, 2015, 09:47:37 AM
With all of the hype about hybrid type campers on this forum at the moment, can someone please explain to me why they are sooooo expensive?

Some upwards of $80k  :o  You can buy a 20'+ caravan for that.

My in laws recently looked at a new caravan, 19', shower, Shitter etc. It was $40k + Flash looking thing, well known brand, new.
The couple of hybrids that have gained a lot of attention here lately, are 6' or so smaller, yet $10k more ??? Do you pay extra for the privilege of folding out panels to create an area for a bed? Does a plastic shower curtain add a heap of value to it over a
shower cubicle with a sliding door?
Maybe it's the checker plate that adds value?

When I see a $55k campertrailer and a $55k caravan sitting side by side, it's hard to see the value in the camper. Why are they so expensive?

Not knocking the camper or their owners, but can someone explain to me where the value is in one of these, compared to a caravan of same $$$$

i guess the question of what something is worth is answered by what someone will pay...

value is in the eye of the purchaser...

if they released these models at the current prices and no-one bought them, the price would probably drop.

but they are selling (and pretty well from what i can gather) so why drop the price? ...

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2015, 09:59:41 AM
Quote from: Footy Shorts Shane
With all of the hype about hybrid type campers on this forum at the moment, can someone please explain to me why they are sooooo expensive?

Its a new idea.... Screw them for all they are worth.. Many people have to keep up with the Jones'... you see it regularly on here.
 Just wait till they go to sell em... they'll be like Range Rovers.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scblack on August 21, 2015, 10:09:16 AM
With all of the hype about hybrid type campers on this forum at the moment, can someone please explain to me why they are sooooo expensive?

Some upwards of $80k  :o  You can buy a 20'+ caravan for that.

My in laws recently looked at a new caravan, 19', shower, Shitter etc. It was $40k + Flash looking thing, well known brand, new.
The couple of hybrids that have gained a lot of attention here lately, are 6' or so smaller, yet $10k more ??? Do you pay extra for the privilege of folding out panels to create an area for a bed? Does a plastic shower curtain add a heap of value to it over a
shower cubicle with a sliding door?
Maybe it's the checker plate that adds value?

When I see a $55k campertrailer and a $55k caravan sitting side by side, it's hard to see the value in the camper. Why are they so expensive?

Not knocking the camper or their owners, but can someone explain to me where the value is in one of these, compared to a caravan of same $$$$
I ask myself the same question. I camp a great deal with a group of friends who have varied campers and caravans. From $3,000 used campers to $80,000+ luxury caravans. Many varied ages, incomes and stages of life.

One couple a few years ago bought a fold out type of camper trailer tent style with soft floor and kitchen that folded out on the side. Just a double bed. It cost them $60,000. I simply cannot see the value in paying that money. My Swan Outback (or similar ones) have MUCH more inclusions and much easier set up too. And that costs roughly $30,000-35,000 depending on options.

I can see that the tent style ones may get through sections off road easier than a Swan. But that's pretty marginal really, you'd have to be on serious 4WD tracks to be stuck with a Jayco Outback camper trailer.

I don't see the value either, but each to their own I guess.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on August 21, 2015, 10:34:34 AM
One couple a few years ago bought a fold out type of camper trailer tent style with soft floor and kitchen that folded out on the side. Just a double bed. It cost them $60,000.

Well that makes my comparison of the hybrid and caravan look pretty mediocre now doesn't it.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2015, 11:22:13 AM
Quote from: Footy Shorts Shane
Well that makes my comparison of the hybrid and caravan look pretty mediocre now doesn't it.

One of the top end soft floor manufacturers has an online calculator to work out what the trailer plus the accessories you choose will cost... Trust me, when I did it selecting mostly top $ accessories, it doesn't take much to get to 80k.. and I wasn't finished yet. ****in laughable!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hewy54 on August 21, 2015, 11:40:38 AM
We just changed from a 50k kamper to a 60k hybrid.
We have been lucky enough to travel to some of the more remote areas and I have wondered the same about value.
I have seen a 50k kamper and a 50k caravan side by side in an easy to get to caravan park and wondered why I spent the extra money.
I have also seen my 50k kamper next to a 50k caravan in some of the semi remote places and I can then see the value (as in the damage to the caravan)
I have not seen my 50k kamper next to a 50k caravan in very remote or hard to get to places as they do not go there.
If my 50k/60k kamper/hybrid will go to the places I want to take it, I can see the value.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on August 21, 2015, 01:58:13 PM
I have not seen my 50k kamper next to a 50k caravan in very remote or hard to get to places as they do not go there.
If my 50k/60k kamper/hybrid will go to the places I want to take it, I can see the value.

Thanks Hewy, that's where the 'value' is in the hybrid type then? Not so much in size, accessories, comfort etc, but off road ability then?

 :cheers: Shane.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on August 21, 2015, 03:33:01 PM
Can we have more than one random question answered daily?
The was a video in the Youtube section that showed planes landing in strong winds and they were being blown all over the place.
Question: When landing in these circumstances do the pilots drive the things or are they computer operated, because there seems to be a bit of a lag on getting the planes straightened out, but that may just be the momentum causing the delays in changes of direction/altitude.
Cheers
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Terry W4 on August 21, 2015, 04:24:46 PM
Can we have more than one random question answered daily?
The was a video in the Youtube section that showed planes landing in strong winds and they were being blown all over the place.
Question: When landing in these circumstances do the pilots drive the things or are they computer operated, because there seems to be a bit of a lag on getting the planes straightened out, but that may just be the momentum causing the delays in changes of direction/altitude.
Cheers

You hold plane off (with crossed controls) so that it tracks down the centre line if the runway until at your flair hit - you then kick it straight with rudder and use aileron to hold the wing down into wind which will hold it on the centre but straight. Not much different from pushing a shopping trolley along a sloping footpath really - well it si but you get used to it.

No longer flying - too expensive.


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: lochgilphead on August 21, 2015, 05:43:20 PM
I freakin' love this forum...all this banter and different opinions just makes my day...every day.   :cup: :cup: :cheers: :cheers
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hewy54 on August 21, 2015, 05:58:07 PM
I freakin' love this forum...all this banter and different opinions just makes my day...every day.   :cup: :cup: :cheers: :cheers
Agree wholeheartedly.
many people look surprised when I say that I love to argue. Not a physical, all fired up thing, but a logical discussion.
I find that we all have our different values, me especially, and it is easy to think that the only way is my way.
By having a decent argument you get to hear other points of view which helps to clarify the situation for me.
Does not need to get personal, and just remember that your opinion is correct as it is YOUR opinion.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: BaseCamp on August 21, 2015, 06:24:19 PM
Hi guys - happy to supply my $2 worth..

I have recently purchased a LCT AT-11 so that puts me in the "hybrid group"...

I was fortunate that I managed to fluke a near new "pre-loved" AT-11 for $43.5K...    It was fully optioned up and new; would have cost approx $60K...     The 43.5K also came with 3 x new wheels and tyres and new 120a/hr batt; and 12 months rego...

The cheap price for me was not so much because hybrids automatically devalue imho...   The previous owner was flicking it for an AT-12...  so "didn't care"...     Lucky BaseCamp!      ;D

Anyway - I had not even heard of LCT before reading about them on this forum...

For me; I wanted something very robust; that came from a company with great ethics and attitude; SEQ based, a bonus; 'at the right price'; solid bedroom walls and roof; relatively light and easy to tow with a 2.4ltr truck with the driver never having towed before in his life; and of equal importance; would "compact down into a smallish box"...

So - the LCT AT-11 hybrid ticked all those boxes for me...      :cup:










Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on August 21, 2015, 07:05:58 PM
Agree wholeheartedly.



Does not need to get personal, and just remember that your opinion is correct as it is YOUR opinion.

But lm not allowed to have a Opinion unless SWOMBO tells me what it is  ,  &   270000000001 times lm wrong according to her   .          But she still rotates the map to point to " Her North  "
                                  l ask the question   " & then   "
 SOMETIMES IT GOES WELL FOR ME ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,are you with me      ??? ???   >:D         :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Swannie on August 21, 2015, 07:11:09 PM
I got a new pair of socks, on the feet one says L the other R, seriously their socks and look the same why?

Swannie
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on August 21, 2015, 07:22:48 PM
I got a new pair of socks, on the feet one says L the other R, seriously their socks and look the same why?

Swannie



Swannie  lf you can confuse a pair of socks marked  " left & right  "   then what chance do we have of out smarting you      ??? . Do you have " Left   &  Right  " marked on your feet    ???    lf the socks are wool  , they have come from sheep .  That's not really smart to brag about out smarting sheep by products   , possibly dumber than a  " Hat full of ,,,,,,,,,,)                                               :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hewy54 on August 21, 2015, 07:34:44 PM
But lm not allowed to have a Opinion unless SWOMBO tells me what it is  ,  &   270000000001 times lm wrong according to her   .          But she still rotates the map to point to " Her North  "
                                  l ask the question   " & then   "
 SOMETIMES IT GOES WELL FOR ME ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,are you with me      ??? ???   >:D         :cheers:
Solved that problem. Just keep my opinions to myself - that's why I love Myswag so much as it gives me a chance to have my say.
Happy wife, happy life.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on August 22, 2015, 08:09:16 PM
I got a new pair of socks, on the feet one says L the other R, seriously their socks and look the same why?

Swannie


You really don't know do you  ???

This would take a considerable amount of time around a Camp Fire.
Have any of us got that sort of time to spare (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/popcorn.gif)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on August 23, 2015, 07:30:39 AM
Hairs   You got the Grog we will make time       :cup:     :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on August 23, 2015, 07:40:12 AM
Hairs   You got the Grog we will make time       :cup:     :cheers:

A learning of importants coming up   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: lochgilphead on August 23, 2015, 09:17:02 PM
So what is the difference between flammable and highly inflammable - doesn't make any sense, at least not grammatically. Mac
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Davepatrol on August 23, 2015, 09:38:35 PM
Flammable is Flammable no such thing as Highly Flammable.
 https://www.google.com.au/search?q=dangerous+goods+signs&biw=1185&bih=580&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CCMQsARqFQoTCK25u6SOv8cCFSEmpgodn2UJTA (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=dangerous+goods+signs&biw=1185&bih=580&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CCMQsARqFQoTCK25u6SOv8cCFSEmpgodn2UJTA)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: aussie9 on August 23, 2015, 09:46:10 PM
Why do camper manufacturers put big chunky mud tyres on campers?
Is it to give the appearance of extreme offroadability?


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: CRW on August 23, 2015, 11:00:18 PM
Why do camper manufacturers put big chunky mud tyres on campers?
Is it to give the appearance of extreme offroadability?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

That could be the only reason as there are of no advantage, however I have All Terrains on my camper which are matched to the Cruiser to be able to rotate or use as additional spares if needed


Cheers
Carl
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rumpig on August 24, 2015, 06:55:47 AM
.... however I have All Terrains on my camper which are matched to the Cruiser to be able to rotate or use as additional spares if needed


Cheers
Carl
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
and that is the reason my camper has muddies on it, same rims and tyres to match my tow rig.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on October 15, 2015, 07:16:00 PM
I'm looking to fit some straps to the bed base of the Customline to keep the cover from billowing. I thought it would be an easy task to find the side release buckle straps on eBay, apparently not. Anybody know of somewhere I can buy these cheap? Plan is to cut off the buckle ends (4) and fit them to the underside of the bed base. Then have one strap that goes over each end.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTEwMFgxMTAw/z/dGQAAOSw14xWGVmS/$_57.JPG)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Swannie on October 15, 2015, 07:18:11 PM
Just Straps?

Swannie
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on October 15, 2015, 07:21:40 PM
Just Straps?

I usually buy Just Straps gear, however in this case as I am going to cut them up I don't want to pay diamonds for them...
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 15, 2015, 07:24:19 PM
I usually buy Just Straps gear, however in this case as I am going to cut them up I don't want to pay diamonds for them...
BCF?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on October 15, 2015, 07:27:52 PM
BCF?

Then I have to sew the webbing up which I am trying to avoid.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 15, 2015, 07:31:51 PM

Then I have to sew the webbing up which I am trying to avoid.
rivets and washers instead of sewing


 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on October 15, 2015, 07:34:28 PM
This is what I am trying to achieve

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/cstrap.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Nay-DMAX on October 15, 2015, 07:56:26 PM
Brickiematt I think fitted straps when he had the aussiejays for same reason. Not sure how he did it or where he got them. I think we will have to do something with ours too most of the side straps are breaking.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Nomad on October 15, 2015, 09:10:47 PM
Ebay for the clips. If you want the webbing let me know how much and I will post some down. I reckon I have about 15 to 20 metres on a roll.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on October 16, 2015, 08:11:44 AM
I thought it would be an easy task to find the side release buckle straps on eBay, apparently not.


Hey D4D

Did you search for luggage straps?

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=luggage+strap&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xluggage+strap+-lock.TRS0&_nkw=luggage+strap+-lock&_sacat=0 (http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=luggage+strap&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xluggage+strap+-lock.TRS0&_nkw=luggage+strap+-lock&_sacat=0)

Start from about $2 if you don't mind the Chinese version!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on October 16, 2015, 06:14:29 PM
Did you search for luggage straps?


We have a winner :cup:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UN3F-2Pcs-Black-Adjustable-Nylon-Travel-Camping-Luggage-Tent-Bind-Band-Strap-/291476377726 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UN3F-2Pcs-Black-Adjustable-Nylon-Travel-Camping-Luggage-Tent-Bind-Band-Strap-/291476377726)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTg1WDU4NQ==/z/ByUAAOSwZd1VbD5F/$_12.JPG)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: stabicraft on October 17, 2015, 12:21:58 PM
Why do hairdryers in motels have "Do not immerse in water" labels on them?

Why is it that the tiny little speed camera signs always seem to fall over?

Oh and the important one

What is the meaning of LIFE?.....................The question,not the answer
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 17, 2015, 01:14:08 PM
Why do hairdryers in motels have "Do not immerse in water" labels on them?

Why is it that the tiny little speed camera signs always seem to fall over?

Oh and the important one

What is the meaning of LIFE?.....................The question,not the answer
43 or 2
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Swannie on October 17, 2015, 02:51:57 PM
The meaning of life is..... To go camping as much as possible

Swannie
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: SJindustries on October 17, 2015, 03:59:07 PM
43 or 2
It's 42. I'll tell ya in 4 years :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on October 17, 2015, 04:19:46 PM
It's 42. I'll tell ya in 4 years :D

If you're expecting a moment of enlightenment, you'll be hugely disappointed.......
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 17, 2015, 04:44:09 PM

If you're expecting a moment of enlightenment, you'll be hugely disappointed.......
yep, I reckon it was 35
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on October 17, 2015, 04:52:20 PM
yep, I reckon it was 35

So he's passed it then??
Lord help us all...... :P
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: SJindustries on October 17, 2015, 05:00:09 PM
So he's passed it then??
Lord help us all...... :P
:cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on October 17, 2015, 06:00:12 PM
Why is it that when you have a poo in a public toilet, caravan parks and the like, you get splash back,  just before your freckle closes  (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/shocked.gif)
But at home all is good. ???
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)


 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 17, 2015, 06:25:40 PM

Why is it that when you have a poo in a public toilet, caravan parks and the like, you get splash back,  just before your freckle closes  (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/shocked.gif)
But at home all is good. ???
(http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/thumbs%20up.gif)


 :cheers:



 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Snapman007 on October 17, 2015, 10:52:29 PM
Haha Jon. That has to win an award for a 6pm comment. ;D
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: robbo1172 on October 17, 2015, 11:58:44 PM
That's why, without fail, I always lay down a firemans blanket.

Robbo...


Whatever you do, DO NOT ask about the drones...

rockfactor.com.au
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on October 18, 2015, 05:35:16 AM
Hey Robbo,
You're an ideas man (http://www.hairfysh.com/images/Icons/Smileys/BrightIdea_smilie.gif)

Good morning Paul.
It's one of those puzzling questions that life throws at us, but most are not game to ask  ;D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on November 26, 2015, 07:52:03 PM
Looking for the name of the rubber plug things, like a grommet but solid, you stick in a hole to cover/close it up.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Black Diamond on November 26, 2015, 07:54:30 PM
Looking for the name of the rubber plug things, like a grommet but solid, you stick in a hole to cover/close it up.
Buttplug?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: KingBilly on November 26, 2015, 07:56:52 PM
Looking for the name of the rubber plug things, like a grommet but solid, you stick in a hole to cover/close it up.

Super Cheap sell em

KB
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on November 26, 2015, 07:59:00 PM
Super Cheap sell em

Yeah I thought so, but can't find them, hence I need the name to search on :(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 26, 2015, 07:59:12 PM

Looking for the name of the rubber plug things, like a grommet but solid, you stick in a hole to cover/close it up.
blanking grommet


 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on November 26, 2015, 08:00:19 PM
Super Cheap sell em

KB

Yep. I have a plug/grommet assortment box. Handy to have around.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on November 26, 2015, 08:00:51 PM
Buttplug?

LOL - I guess I was asking for that >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on November 26, 2015, 08:01:51 PM
blanking grommet


(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/winner-winner-chicken-dinner-.png)
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 26, 2015, 08:05:30 PM
(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/winner-winner-chicken-dinner-.png)
another quality post, damn, this'll ruin my reputation........

But then I'm not here for my good looks.  That's bad Scott's job
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: dales133 on November 26, 2015, 08:07:12 PM
Bunnings have blanking grommets in various sizes.
Im in there everyday pretty much. Its amazing how much time you spend at a place you have an account at
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 27, 2015, 08:32:47 AM
Why is the quality of drivers in this country going from poor to Shithouse/****in outright dangerous???

Is it because drivers are just taught to pass the test these days instead of being taught to drive safely,

Nobody seems to know basics anymore...
GTF out of the right lane if you don't want to sit anywhere near the speed limit, and don't get all pissed off when I fly past you at a mighty 100kph in a 100 zone, and don't then ****in speed up and try and piss me off - I have brembos and a handbrake in the commodore.

mirrors - and their use.. no not for putting make up on while doing 85 in the right lane on a freeway..
how to look out for people around them, how to stick in 1 lane while going along a perfectly straight stretch of road...
how to merge into traffic on freeways without stopping, checking the oil, adjusting your seat, washing the car, then trying to merge from 0kph into traffic doing 100kph..
how to use a roundabout - see above
You don't have to sit 1 tally-ho paper thickness from the car infront of you - I don't know if its still law, but it used to be 3 seconds gap from the car in-front of you, not 3/1000000000000000000000000ths.
how to turn left onto a main road that's 3 lanes wide - no you don't have to wait until all lanes are clear and there are no ****ign cars on the horizon, once the left lane is clear and its safe GET THE **** OUT OF MY WAY...
when turning right, look and see if the traffic is blocked in the lane your turning into, so you don't block the 110,000 cars trying to go straight ahead when their light goes green, and your saggy ****in arse is sittin in the middle of the road blocking their way
When it rains, you don't have to slow down from 100 to 40 on a freeway (few months ago in heavy rain, people were actually stopping in the left hand lane on the Eastlink freeway blocking it!!!!!)
No you cant stick that 4mtr length of timber in the passengers window leaving 3 mtrs of wood sticking into traffic and rest it on the back seat of your Mazda 121 safely and drive home...

I'll add to this as the day goes on....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on November 27, 2015, 08:42:49 AM
.................people pulling out in front of you from a side road  & then accelerating at snails pace.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 27, 2015, 08:43:52 AM
Quote from: Steffo1
.................people pulling out in front of you from a side road  & then not accelerating

fixed...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on November 27, 2015, 08:47:05 AM
Obviously had a good run in this morning's peak-hour traffic, hey Bird?  :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 27, 2015, 09:05:31 AM
The images on google maps, how old are they?

Tried a search, and apparently the date is on the image when using google earth. All I have here at work is an iPad, which hates my guts (and the feelings are mutual toward it also) and refuses to work how I want it to.

Is there a way of finding the date of the satellite image with a stupid iPad?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 27, 2015, 09:19:55 AM
Quote from: Footy Shorts Shane
The images on google maps, how old are they?

Tried a search, and apparently the date is on the image when using google earth. All I have here at work is an iPad, which hates my guts (and the feelings are mutual toward it also) and refuses to work how I want it to.

Is there a way of finding the date of the satellite image with a stupid iPad?
Goto Lucky Chows and buy a proper computer for few hunge and use that!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on November 27, 2015, 09:21:31 AM
You can sometimes make out a very faint copyright ? date in the background on the photo, but that will only tell you the year not the exact date.

I know our place has just been updated to photo's taken in about September - previously, they would have been probably 5 years old, although I've seen somewhere that they are supposed to be no more than 3 years old?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on November 27, 2015, 09:29:11 AM
The images on google maps, how old are they?

Tried a search, and apparently the date is on the image when using google earth. All I have here at work is an iPad, which hates my guts (and the feelings are mutual toward it also) and refuses to work how I want it to.

Is there a way of finding the date of the satellite image with a stupid iPad?
My local watering hole.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 27, 2015, 09:52:45 AM
My local watering hole.

Will try the computer when I get home tonight. The app doesn't show the date.

Dayborough pub, haven't been there for a couple of years.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 27, 2015, 09:53:57 AM
Quote from: Footy Shorts Shane
Will try the computer when I get home tonight. The app doesn't show the date.

Dayborough pub, haven't been there for a couple of years.
you need a laptop at the office dude.. ;)
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Post by: D4D on March 06, 2016, 06:58:24 PM
Where can I buy one of these mini push type grease guns?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: listo on March 06, 2016, 07:17:02 PM
My local watering hole.

Is yours the cruiser ute?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on March 06, 2016, 09:17:48 PM
No mate. Mine was in the bottlo !
And that's fair dinkum.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on March 06, 2016, 09:22:31 PM
Where can I buy one of these mini push type grease guns?

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDUwWDQ1MA==/z/D1UAAOSwLVZVjaXb/$_12.JPG)


Maybe contact the supplier http://www.tridon.com.au/products/Toledo/19/327664/containers-and-funnels/409611/mini-grease-guns/428305/305028 (http://www.tridon.com.au/products/Toledo/19/327664/containers-and-funnels/409611/mini-grease-guns/428305/305028) and ask for your nearest stockist.   
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: fergy on March 06, 2016, 10:39:11 PM
Snap-on truck
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on March 07, 2016, 04:52:11 PM
Maybe contact the supplier http://www.tridon.com.au/products/Toledo/19/327664/containers-and-funnels/409611/mini-grease-guns/428305/305028 (http://www.tridon.com.au/products/Toledo/19/327664/containers-and-funnels/409611/mini-grease-guns/428305/305028) and ask for your nearest stockist.   


Thanks, I found them, they're called bike grease guns...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bobnrob on March 13, 2016, 09:16:14 PM
We hear these stories of how these fruitloops people say they temporarily died, and were drawn towards a bright light/tunnel, and a sense of happiness/well being came over them

So how come we never hear any stories of how someone felt drawn towards anything flaming/hot   ???   >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: oldmate on March 13, 2016, 10:23:11 PM
Who the hell is Gary?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on March 14, 2016, 06:11:10 AM
We hear these stories of how these fruitloops people say they temporarily died, and were drawn towards a bright light/tunnel, and a sense of happiness/well being came over them

So how come we never hear any stories of how someone felt drawn towards anything flaming/hot   ???   >:D

Don't you watch kids around a campfire  >:D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on March 14, 2016, 09:57:53 AM
We hear these stories of how these fruitloops people say they temporarily died, and were drawn towards a bright light/tunnel, and a sense of happiness/well being came over them

So how come we never hear any stories of how someone felt drawn towards anything flaming/hot   ???   >:D


I was declared clinically dead twice a few years ago and did not see any light. But then again I died so maybe my memory failed me.
I suppose the good news is I also don't remember any heat. I did not see any passed family members waiting or anything remotely like an afterlife.
I guess death is a bit of an anticlimax.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on March 14, 2016, 10:04:22 AM
In these current days of high technology, why can't the idiot TV stations end a program on time?
Why do we have to put up with mindless tossers like the vet and fat sheila on "I'm a Mediocre Wannabe, Get Me Out Of Here" or that seriously low talent unfunny Hughsie twit on "Australia's Got Talent" jibbering away like brainless untrained chimps wasting time and blowing out recording time on following programs?
 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 15, 2016, 08:18:14 AM
In these current days of high technology, why can't the idiot TV stations end a program on time?

+ Eleventy 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Taped a late night movie just last week - been caught too times before with published times not being right so now allow -5 minutes at start & +30 minutes at end of programmed times. Watched it the next day & the recording cut off about 20 seconds into the end credits!  >:(

But's it's not just just late-night. The show scheduled for 5pm starts at 4.58, then finishes at 5.28, next one starts at 5.32 & finishes at 5.58 for the News to start at 6.00 - I think the evening National News is the one & only show, on any channel, including ABC, that actually runs to time  >:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 15, 2016, 08:52:40 AM
In these current days of high technology, why can't the idiot TV stations end a program on time?
Why do we have to put up with mindless tossers like the vet and fat sheila on "I'm a Mediocre Wannabe, Get Me Out Of Here" or that seriously low talent unfunny Hughsie twit on "Australia's Got Talent" jibbering away like brainless untrained chimps wasting time and blowing out recording time on following programs?
That is any modern TV show.. Theres nothing worth watching anymore.. just staged "reality" Shit
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Post by: loanrangie on March 15, 2016, 04:24:31 PM
Who the hell is Gary?

Some bloke that likes to smoke apparently.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 15, 2016, 06:11:06 PM
That is any modern TV show.. Theres nothing worth watching anymore.. just staged "reality" Shit
Gotta agree with you 10000000%
No Aussie comedies anymore, our sense of humor has become numb to the happy clappers Nancy Pancy view of the world.
Why ???
Because everyone thinks they are special & precious.
 >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on March 15, 2016, 06:19:37 PM
Gotta agree with you 10000000%
No Aussie comedies anymore, our sense of humor has become numb to the happy clappers Nancy Pancy view of the world.
Why ???
Because everyone thinks they are special & precious.
 >:D
                           You Reckon  ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? :cheers:
Hang around here for a a bit more if you think your " Special " there are others out there you know                   ::)                           :cheers:have another  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Black Diamond on March 15, 2016, 06:48:30 PM
Gotta agree with you 10000000%
No Aussie comedies anymore, our sense of humor has become numb to the happy clappers Nancy Pancy view of the world.
Why ???
Because everyone thinks they are special & precious.
 >:D
Precious is an understatement. Couldn't agree more :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on June 19, 2016, 01:08:11 PM
Anybody know anything about blinds? What's the max span of this type of blind? How heat 'proof' are they, do they work on a west facing window?

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Post by: D4D on December 10, 2017, 05:50:28 PM
Anybody know anything about table tennis tables? Missus wants me to get one for Christmas.

I've found 2 options:
Rebel Sport - Once I add a net/bats/balls etc it will be close to $500, plus I have to pick it up and get it home
http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Dragonfly-2500-Series-Table-Tennis-Table/520467 (http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Dragonfly-2500-Series-Table-Tennis-Table/520467)
or
Stiga Club Roller Table Tennis Pack - delivered to my door for $568
https://www.tenniswarehouse.com.au/other/table-tennis/stiga-table-tennis-table-pack.html (https://www.tenniswarehouse.com.au/other/table-tennis/stiga-table-tennis-table-pack.html)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Ragman on December 10, 2017, 06:08:34 PM
one thing I know about Table tennis tables: don't let it get wet!
there are usually lots on gum tree?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on December 10, 2017, 07:30:37 PM
   about a month after XMas          Go Figure                   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2017, 08:31:22 AM
Quote from: Ragman
one thing I know about Table tennis tables: don't let it get wet!
there are usually lots on gum tree?
agree.. also great lunchtime game.. we used to play it at lunchtime at the Kurnell refinery.. not as easy game as it appears.. specially when all the blokes in ya team had been playin it for 5 + yrs more than you LOL
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on December 11, 2017, 09:11:49 AM
Anybody know anything about table tennis tables? Missus wants me to get one for Christmas.

I've found 2 options:
Rebel Sport - Once I add a net/bats/balls etc it will be close to $500, plus I have to pick it up and get it home
http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Dragonfly-2500-Series-Table-Tennis-Table/520467 (http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Dragonfly-2500-Series-Table-Tennis-Table/520467)
or
Stiga Club Roller Table Tennis Pack - delivered to my door for $568
https://www.tenniswarehouse.com.au/other/table-tennis/stiga-table-tennis-table-pack.html (https://www.tenniswarehouse.com.au/other/table-tennis/stiga-table-tennis-table-pack.html)


played table tennis quite a lot in a local club when i was younger... great game to play...  ;D

if it were me, i would pick the stiga...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on December 11, 2017, 09:22:37 AM
Buy a sheet of ply and a can of paint  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on December 11, 2017, 10:01:02 AM
Anybody know anything about table tennis tables? Missus wants me to get one for Christmas.

I've found 2 options:
Rebel Sport - Once I add a net/bats/balls etc it will be close to $500, plus I have to pick it up and get it home
http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Dragonfly-2500-Series-Table-Tennis-Table/520467 (http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Dragonfly-2500-Series-Table-Tennis-Table/520467)
or
Stiga Club Roller Table Tennis Pack - delivered to my door for $568
https://www.tenniswarehouse.com.au/other/table-tennis/stiga-table-tennis-table-pack.html (https://www.tenniswarehouse.com.au/other/table-tennis/stiga-table-tennis-table-pack.html)


If your serious about your play which ever one has the heavier more solid surface will get a better bounce and last longer
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2017, 10:39:30 AM
FWIW I'd buy the cheapest to see if its just a fad... if people are still playing it in 6 mths time, then move up.

Like everyone I know who have bought pool tables, used all the time at first, then just sit there for 364 days a year
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Post by: D4D on December 11, 2017, 11:28:52 AM
If your serious about your play which ever one has the heavier more solid surface will get a better bounce and last longer

Thanks, that makes sense.

FWIW I'd buy the cheapest to see if its just a fad... if people are still playing it in 6 mths time, then move up.

Like everyone I know who have bought pool tables, used all the time at first, then just sit there for 364 days a year

Agreed, found this on eBay, Chinese copy of the Stiga for half the price and free delivery, we have a winner!
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ITTF-APPROVED-PRO-SIZE-19MM-TABLE-TENNIS-PING-PONG-TABLE-FREE-ACCESSORIES/272807196547 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ITTF-APPROVED-PRO-SIZE-19MM-TABLE-TENNIS-PING-PONG-TABLE-FREE-ACCESSORIES/272807196547)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2017, 11:34:30 AM
Thanks, that makes sense.

Agreed, found this on eBay, Chinese copy of the Stiga for half the price and free delivery, we have a winner!
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ITTF-APPROVED-PRO-SIZE-19MM-TABLE-TENNIS-PING-PONG-TABLE-FREE-ACCESSORIES/272807196547 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ITTF-APPROVED-PRO-SIZE-19MM-TABLE-TENNIS-PING-PONG-TABLE-FREE-ACCESSORIES/272807196547)
]even better but not free delivery, but the 250 in savings will pay for that :D
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182955000605 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182955000605)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scblack on December 11, 2017, 01:05:38 PM
played table tennis quite a lot in a local club when i was younger... great game to play...  ;D

if it were me, i would pick the stiga...
Same as me, I played years ago and I too would pick the Stiga.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on December 11, 2017, 01:25:09 PM
FWIW I'd buy the cheapest to see if its just a fad... if people are still playing it in 6 mths time, then move up.

Like everyone I know who have bought pool tables, used all the time at first, then just sit there for 364 days a year

Yeah but like pool tables if you buy a quality one it will last you ten years plus then it does not matter if it is only used when the boys came around
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on December 11, 2017, 07:45:22 PM


Why is it so relaxing to sit in the shade of the shed with a Coldie in hand watching Pelicans riding the terminals off in Big Sky  ???
Must be something you do really need to see     ???
                 l believe its a privilege    &  am thankful           :cup:                   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on December 12, 2017, 07:30:25 AM

Why is it so relaxing to sit in the shade of the shed with a Coldie in hand watching Pelicans riding the terminals off in Big Sky  ???
Must be something you do really need to see     ???
                 l believe its a privilege    &  am thankful           :cup:                   :cheers:
Hi,
     But what are they doing up there? Not a lot of fish at altitude!

Have watched them in the last light at Narandera,  almost out of sight.

Magnificent.

Cheers.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on December 12, 2017, 08:24:41 AM
You can really only see them when they turn & its their wings that show white on the blue sky  .      :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on December 12, 2017, 09:37:15 AM
Why do Cavendish bananas go brown in a fruit salad after a few hours and Ladyfingers stay white even into the next day.....?


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on December 12, 2017, 09:41:07 AM
Why do Cavendish bananas go brown in a fruit salad after a few hours and Ladyfingers stay white even into the next day.....?

Why do people even bother with Cavendish bananas when Lady Fingers are so much better in every way ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on December 12, 2017, 10:02:24 AM
Why do people even bother with Cavendish bananas when Lady Fingers are so much better in every way ???
Agree!
I have to buy both. Myself and the daughter like ladyfingers. Younger son and the Missus like cavendish. Older son ( 18yo) just devours anything that looks remotely like food.....

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on December 12, 2017, 06:35:47 PM

Why is it so relaxing to sit in the shade of the shed with a Coldie in hand watching Pelicans riding the terminals off in Big Sky  ???
Must be something you do really need to see     ???
                 l believe its a privilege    &  am thankful           :cup:                   :cheers:
They ride the thermals above Maclean over the river.
Could sit there for hours and watch them.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 12, 2017, 07:07:38 PM
Hi,
     But what are they doing up there? Not a lot of fish at altitude!


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Same thing people do from planes, when they're shark spotting.  They're looking down into the water for food.
It's more successful from up there, than sitting in the water.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on December 25, 2017, 03:58:52 PM
Agreed, found this on eBay, Chinese copy of the Stiga for half the price and free delivery, we have a winner!
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ITTF-APPROVED-PRO-SIZE-19MM-TABLE-TENNIS-PING-PONG-TABLE-FREE-ACCESSORIES/272807196547 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ITTF-APPROVED-PRO-SIZE-19MM-TABLE-TENNIS-PING-PONG-TABLE-FREE-ACCESSORIES/272807196547)

I ended up buying the eBay Stiga copy, my son was amazed how Santa's Elfs managed to set it up in the garage. We've been playing it all day, I can now see how the heavy base makes the table bounce better.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on December 25, 2017, 08:50:29 PM
So just Why did l spend $500  on a3/4 size pool table    ??? Only to play on it about a dozen times only to have my Butt served on a plate over the last 6 years   ??? ???


                     There are some slow learners out there          :'( :'(        :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on December 30, 2017, 03:40:41 PM
Why do people insist on moving left to make a right hand turn?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 30, 2017, 04:01:07 PM
Why do they do other one also.
Make a left turn from the middle of the roadway.
It's not as if they are driving a big combination or a semi.
Or the prop and take as much of the road as they possibly can, preventing anyone else continuing.
It's not unlawful to pass in that situation, as long as you pass on the side away from where they turn to.
Then there are the ones who think they drive a vehicle 3.5M. wide and want all the road width, doesn't matter who's coming the other way.

I think they summed it up with:  "They teach them to pass the test, not to actually drive the car."
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on December 30, 2017, 06:38:18 PM
   Couldn't Drive a greases stick  up a Brown Dogs    butt              ::)       :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 11, 2018, 07:21:26 PM
Heres a strange one for you..
Thinking of 2 weeks in Tassie at around easter... No probs - looking at all options

So do the online quote thing...
Commodore with no roofrack, no trailer - both ways easy any day I like day/night march/April.
Commodore with Roofrack, no trailer again - getting there, easy.. getting home - no vacancies for 4 weeks ???

Take patrol with no roofrack no trailer - both ways easy any day I like day/night March/April...
Take patrol with roofrack and no trailer - getting there easy - getting home no vacancies for 6 weeks...

WTF?

Why does the roofrack make so much difference??? A commodore with a rack isn't as high as a bog stock off showroom floor Patrol on flat tyres, so it cant be height...

Anyone ? I'm ****in lost.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on January 12, 2018, 05:29:48 AM
That's Sea Freight  , a whole other world of mystery  . Enjoy :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 12, 2018, 05:52:09 AM
Heres a strange one for you..
Thinking of 2 weeks in Tassie at around easter... No probs - looking at all options

So do the online quote thing...
Commodore with no roofrack, no trailer - both ways easy any day I like day/night march/April.
Commodore with Roofrack, no trailer again - getting there, easy.. getting home - no vacancies for 4 weeks ???

Take patrol with no roofrack no trailer - both ways easy any day I like day/night March/April...
Take patrol with roofrack and no trailer - getting there easy - getting home no vacancies for 6 weeks...

WTF?

Why does the roofrack make so much difference??? A commodore with a rack isn't as high as a bog stock off showroom floor Patrol on flat tyres, so it cant be height...

Anyone ? I'm ****in lost.

I thought you were ****in Bird these days.... for F**ks sake, make up ya friggin mind..... Lost or Bird.... choose and use.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2018, 08:13:29 AM
Quote from: speewa158
That's Sea Freight  , a whole other world of mystery  . Enjoy :cheers:

understatement there... I'd ring and ask but I think my mind would Blue screen of death
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2018, 07:19:19 PM
Quote from: Bird - Lord of Birdism
Heres a strange one for you..
Thinking of 2 weeks in Tassie at around easter... No probs - looking at all options

So do the online quote thing...
Commodore with no roofrack, no trailer - both ways easy any day I like day/night march/April.
Commodore with Roofrack, no trailer again - getting there, easy.. getting home - no vacancies for 4 weeks ???

Take patrol with no roofrack no trailer - both ways easy any day I like day/night March/April...
Take patrol with roofrack and no trailer - getting there easy - getting home no vacancies for 6 weeks...

WTF?

Why does the roofrack make so much difference??? A commodore with a rack isn't as high as a bog stock off showroom floor Patrol on flat tyres, so it cant be height...

Anyone ? I'm ****in lost.
Anyone got any clear thoughts on this one?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on January 12, 2018, 07:31:20 PM
Contact Brambles Sea Freight its an open top RORO  & get a real quote  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on January 12, 2018, 07:36:57 PM
Anyone got any clear thoughts on this one?

Because you never know what someone might put on their roof racks?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2018, 07:40:29 PM
Because you never know what someone might put on their roof racks?
who needs racks for that???
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on January 12, 2018, 08:16:20 PM
Hi,
    I think 2.1m height means you won't fit up in the racks and have to go in the main deck with the trucks, motohomes and caravans.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Marcus73 on January 12, 2018, 10:24:37 PM
Hi,
    I think 2.1m height means you won't fit up in the racks and have to go in the main deck with the trucks, motohomes and caravans.
Cheers

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Spot on


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on January 13, 2018, 08:16:26 AM
Hi,
    I think 2.1m height means you won't fit up in the racks and have to go in the main deck with the trucks, motohomes and caravans.
Cheers

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Fair enough, but why would that stop

"Commodore with Roofrack, no trailer again - getting there, easy.. getting home - no vacancies for 4 weeks" ???

I've never seen a DunnyDoor at 2.1m's, even with a roofrack ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2018, 09:03:47 AM
I'm lost why a commodore with roofrack has no vacancy for weeks when a stock patrol does.
it cant be height - to me its 'Tasmanian' logic ... runs along the lines of woman logic. :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: skog on January 13, 2018, 09:29:19 AM
As was mentioned earlier it is about the space on the deck and there is more money to be made in freight than passengers.
Perhaps call and just double check as I have done that before and got on earlier.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2018, 09:53:31 AM
Quote from: skog
As was mentioned earlier it is about the space on the deck
wouldn't both cars take up the same amount of space on the deck?

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on January 13, 2018, 10:02:31 AM


Fair enough, but why would that stop

"Commodore with Roofrack, no trailer again - getting there, easy.. getting home - no vacancies for 4 weeks" ???

I've never seen a DunnyDoor at 2.1m's, even with a roofrack ???

Hi,
     No idea. But with no camper or roof rack, I got put way down in the bilges near the pointy end. Interesting exercise with a new 130 cab chassis. (5 point turns any one?)
With the camper on the back, we can go as a Defender ute with a load, or as a 5.5m motor home. Same cost and get put in with the trucks and other tall vehicles.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on January 13, 2018, 10:06:57 AM
wouldn't both cars take up the same amount of space on the deck?
Hi,
     Yep, but the freight deck is many times taller than the other decks.

Another thing affecting prices is a Commonwealth freight subsidy and a tourist subsidy/loading by season.

Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on January 13, 2018, 11:26:57 AM
Anyone got any clear thoughts on this one?
Because, MONEY!!!!

And because they can... ;D

The same reason that it is physically impossible to get a car and trailer on that boat at their lowest rate.

We took our Suzuki Jimny (almost the smallest car on the market) towing my tiny little custom made camping trailer (well under 3m total length) and we where 100mm too long for the lowest rate.
Instead of $110 each way, that 100mm bumped the rate up by 300%....

So the way to calculate answer to your question is;
Greed + No competition = Consumer gets shafted.


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 14, 2018, 08:40:50 AM
Quote from: Pete79
And because they can... ;D
that's all I can put it down to..  I thought there may have been a logical explanation..
I thought i'd be 'renting' 1x car size space - put on it what you ****in like.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Marcus73 on January 15, 2018, 08:33:00 PM
I'm lost why a commodore with roofrack has no vacancy for weeks when a stock patrol does.
it cant be height - to me its 'Tasmanian' logic ... runs along the lines of woman logic. :D

Hahaha you are so on the money with the Tasmanian logic.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 07, 2018, 04:24:31 PM
I probably know the answer, but I have to ask.
How is it that we export A grade coal, to places like Japan, they are happy to buy it, they have low emissions from this high quality coal,
BUT we are decommissioning our coal fired power stations, power costs to homes and business is rising faster then sea levels  ??? that are suppose to be from global warming  ???
We're being bent over for what?  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: jmorgan1981 on February 07, 2018, 08:27:16 PM
I probably know the answer, but I have to ask.
How is it that we export A grade coal, to places like Japan, they are happy to buy it, they have low emissions from this high quality coal,
BUT we are decommissioning our coal fired power stations, power costs to homes and business is rising faster then sea levels  ??? that are suppose to be from global warming  ???
We're being bent over for what?  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

Less to do with emissions and more to do with cost.

They are privately owned. If it was viable they wouldn't close.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rags on February 07, 2018, 09:24:44 PM
 So when swaggers are out 4 w driving do you wear  gloves while driving the track? I don't.

I ask as watching Your 4x4 on Aurora/ Fox  tonight I see the host Simon Christie wearing gloves ( the type where the finger tips are open) it wasn't because it was cold as he had his tight muscle shirt on.
I though it was odd or maybe because he is.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on February 07, 2018, 10:29:51 PM
Haven't heard too much positive about him, but no I don't wear gloves on any kind while driving
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2018, 09:07:55 AM
Quote from: Hairs
I probably know the answer, but I have to ask.
How is it that we export A grade coal, to places like Japan, they are happy to buy it, they have low emissions from this high quality coal,
BUT we are decommissioning our coal fired power stations, power costs to homes and business is rising faster then sea levels  ??? that are suppose to be from global warming  ???
We're being bent over for what?  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
why are we closing power stations when we have nothing to replace them with?

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 08, 2018, 09:26:52 AM
why are we closing power stations when we have nothing to replace them with?
That's what I don't get.
It just dumb.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: raider on February 08, 2018, 11:23:21 AM
Maybe someone can help - my agnostic, dyslexic, insomniac mate rang me at 3 o'clock this morning and asked - Is there a DOG ?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on February 08, 2018, 11:29:04 AM
That's what I don't get.
It just dumb.

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All sides of politics are going down the renewables track, I have no quarrel with this if we have the ability to mix it with coal/hydro/nuclear power because as we are learning quickly when the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine we are in the Shit.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GBC on February 08, 2018, 11:47:36 AM
Maybe someone can help - my agnostic, dyslexic, insomniac mate rang me at 3 o'clock this morning and asked - Is there a DOG ?

I walked into the house the other day and my dyslexic mate was just finishing putting boot polish on his member.
"You idiot. Daylight saving has ended. I said you needed to turn you clock back!"
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 08, 2018, 01:54:15 PM
All sides of politics are going down the renewables track, I have no quarrel with this if we have the ability to mix it with coal/hydro/nuclear power because as we are learning quickly when the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine we are in the Shit.
I too do not have a problem moving towards renewable energy, but it doesn't many brains to know that when the wind is not blowing, the sun not shining power can not be produced.
We need base load power, and renewable's atm can not give this.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2018, 02:24:13 PM
Quote from: Hairs
I too do not have a problem moving towards renewable energy, but it doesn't many brains to know that when the wind is not blowing, the sun not shining power can not be produced.
We need base load power, and renewable's atm can not give this.

You dont remove an annual net output of 12,000 GWh (43,000 TJ) (Hazlewood) and have nothing to replace it with and not expect disaster.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 08, 2018, 02:26:36 PM
You dont remove an annual net output of 12,000 GWh (43,000 TJ) (Hazlewood) and have nothing to replace it with and not expect disaster.
Apparently we Do 😲
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on February 08, 2018, 02:34:56 PM
I too do not have a problem moving towards renewable energy, but it doesn't many brains to know that when the wind is not blowing, the sun not shining power can not be produced.
We need base load power, and renewable's atm can not give this.

How come everyone gets it but the dipShit pollies
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2018, 02:50:04 PM
Quote from: Pottsy
How come everyone gets it but the dipShit pollies

They have advisors - Yes men.. who are only interested in getting their masters re-elected.
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: BaseCamp on August 07, 2018, 09:23:10 PM
Just saw this ad on the telly for the deadly Takata airbags...

www.IsMyAirBagSafe.com.au

Just punch in your rego number - and its a YES or NO.....

Brilliant!!

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DrewXT on August 07, 2018, 11:00:06 PM
Just saw this ad on the telly for the deadly Takata airbags...

www.IsMyAirBagSafe.com.au

Just punch in your rego number - and its a YES or NO.....

Brilliant!!

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My wife's VW Alltrack comes up as a Subaru Impreza when I put in her rego, but the Amarok comes up as an Amarok...

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: jwb on August 08, 2018, 03:57:08 AM
For the crew driving a 17-18 200 series
How often does it do a DPF burn?
As a mate has one that got a scotts rods exhaust system and
Re-mapping done and hasn't seen any lights advising of a burn occurring!
Thanks in advance


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Nomad on August 11, 2018, 06:16:22 PM
For the crew driving a 17-18 200 series
How often does it do a DPF burn?
As a mate has one that got a scotts rods exhaust system and
Re-mapping done and hasn't seen any lights advising of a burn occurring!
Thanks in advance


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I reckon mine does it daily at the moment. At least every 70km's I Reckon.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 11, 2018, 06:37:31 PM
I reckon mine does it daily at the moment. At least every 70km's I Reckon.
Do landrovers do this - I regularly see every while a small puff of black smoke come out the back of these Shitheaps when they are holding up traffic on cruise control... often wondered what it could be.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 13, 2018, 11:09:43 AM
Random questions for the sparkies

Can you put dimmer switches on LED house lights

Find the power consumption great but the brilliant white light a little harsh
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Nomad on August 13, 2018, 12:23:07 PM
Do landrovers do this - I regularly see every while a small puff of black smoke come out the back of these Shitheaps when they are holding up traffic on cruise control... often wondered what it could be.

For reference. I did 450km to the goldcoast and back yesterday and it did it 4 time and was ready to go again when I stopped in the driveway at home. Not sure whether plodding down the highway at 100km/h reduces DP.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DannyG on August 13, 2018, 01:05:30 PM
Random questions for the sparkies

Can you put dimmer switches on LED house lights

Find the power consumption great but the brilliant white light a little harsh

I have just been going through this. Clipspal universal dimmer should dim them ok.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bruce93 on August 13, 2018, 07:47:33 PM
Any Universal dimmer should work.

Random questions for the sparkies

Can you put dimmer switches on LED house lights

Find the power consumption great but the brilliant white light a little harsh

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 13, 2018, 08:41:39 PM
Depends if they're dimmable LED lights.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on August 14, 2018, 07:12:49 AM
On the subject of dimmable LEDs...

When you've got them dimmed, are you actually saving any power, or are they still using the same amount ??? :-[
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: EagleBoy on August 15, 2018, 05:21:17 PM
Do twins ever consider that one of them was an unwanted pregnancy?   ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on August 15, 2018, 05:29:13 PM
Do twins ever consider that one of them was an unwanted pregnancy?   ???

Obviously it is always the other sibling 😂😂😂
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on August 30, 2018, 11:12:53 AM
Do twins ever consider that one of them was an unwanted pregnancy?   ???
My twins know that they where a special....
A cheap Tuesday, 2 for 1 special that is....  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on September 02, 2018, 02:09:46 PM
Question for the truckies out there ...

People a couple of doors down usually have their son drop in one weekend a month, driving his prime mover, which he parks out in the gutter! (without trailer attached, I hasten to add! :D)

He's there this weekend, & this morning, I noticed his trailers parked in an industrial area a few k away from home.

Question - are trailers "locked" in any way ??? I don't mean the doors, I mean is there anything stopping somebody with another prime mover just backing up to them, hooking them up & driving away ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gazza00 on September 02, 2018, 03:10:03 PM
There are  Tralier King Pin locks available to keep the honest thief's away

https://www.ebay.com/bhp/king-pin-lock (https://www.ebay.com/bhp/king-pin-lock)

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on September 02, 2018, 03:13:32 PM
Thanks Gaz, but just to clarify, these are B-Double trailers we're talking about!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gazza00 on September 02, 2018, 03:24:16 PM
If he has them split up, then he would need a couple of the kp locks, otherwise nothing stopping anyone hooking up to them I guess.
Here  in the West,  3" and 3.5" diameter king pins are common and you need a turntable with the correct size jaws to hook up, where as most on the eastern seaboard are 2"diameter.  That would deter most with a 2" turntable hooking them up
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on September 15, 2018, 07:46:58 AM
who would be victorious in a fight between 100 duck-sized horses and one horse-sized duck
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rumpig on September 15, 2018, 08:10:34 AM
who would be victorious in a fight between 100 duck-sized horses and one horse-sized duck
Sports Bet
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2018, 10:25:57 AM
What does the ****tard sticking needles in strawberrys think he will achieve?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on September 15, 2018, 10:42:48 AM
What does the ****tard sticking needles in strawberrys think he will achieve?
When found, they need to be hung until their flesh rots off their bones.

What a sick world we live in at times.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2018, 10:45:39 AM
When found, they need to be hung until their flesh rots off their bones.

What a sick world we live in at times.
It has to be someone trying to destroy farmers and the industry. but I cant figure out who... like some overseas corp?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on September 15, 2018, 10:57:50 AM
That crossed my mind also.
The first case, I thought an employee thst was pi55ed,
But now 5? other brands, makes wonder that it is some that wants damage these brands, for their own benifit.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on September 15, 2018, 12:16:45 PM
This just shows you Terror tactics  can come in many ways  shapes and forms for any reason by one or many .
Casts a fair bit of doubt on  the safety of all foods being supplied in a way doesn't it .
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2018, 12:35:30 PM
Quote from: edz
$380 Million dollar a year export trade in Strawberries for the Australian industry,
thats a big industry, specially with all the drought and going on.

Quote
Whats a few people from a competing country / company  on back packer visas cost ..
457's....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on September 15, 2018, 12:36:31 PM
$380 Million dollar a year export trade in Strawberries for the Australian industry, Whats a few people from a competing country / company  on back packer visas cost ..

I've wondered the same thing previously with some South American disease being found in banana plantations ??? >:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on September 15, 2018, 12:39:51 PM
Buggered up the figures a bit $380 mill industry, further reading ...   the actual exports are only $25 mill a year
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on September 16, 2018, 11:50:26 AM
This just shows you Terror tactics  can come in many ways  shapes and forms for any reason by one or many .
Casts a fair bit of doubt on  the safety of all foods being supplied in a way doesn't it .
Yep

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on September 18, 2018, 12:58:09 PM

Talking with some the other day and got bagged out about saying this being a form of Terrorism, Wellll . http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1809/S00102/needled-strawberries-food-terrorism-down-under.htm (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1809/S00102/needled-strawberries-food-terrorism-down-under.htm)  Now watch all the copy cat Wannabes go crazy ...
Might pay to be a bit more  alert to the condition of what you intend to eat . .. Apples and bananas now under threat too, everyone screaming for metal detectors to scan the fruits etc .. That will only work briefly ..
 Who ever is behind this will just switch to plastics /  glass or some other form till they get to the stage of its undetectable [ injection ] till multiple people present at  ED  or its picked up in multiple  autopsy's ..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 18, 2018, 03:06:24 PM
and I think its every state now apart from the NT... so teh copy cats are in full swing.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: BaseCamp on September 18, 2018, 10:03:08 PM
Talking about concerns at this sort of thing, (needles in the fruit) - being used for terrorism  ...

I can remember listening to a programme on ABC radio way back about 30 years ago - when they were saying/warning how the Australian bush could be used for terrorism..

Basically the show discussed concerns about how terrorist cells could totally overwhelm the government and SES; CFA; etc - by erupting say 100-200 large scale bushfires at pretty much the same time; in the middle of a bone dry Aussie summer....   creating fear; pandemonium; economic carnage: and govt struggles etc along the way...

(The 100-200 number is from me - eg: I  don't recall the numbers)..   but I reckon there's something in that concern...

How would/could Australia defend itself against that...   Not WMDs, ..just need a box of matches!!   

yeeks



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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: doc evil on September 19, 2018, 06:03:04 AM
Talking about concerns at this sort of thing, (needles in the fruit) - being used for terrorism  ...

I can remember listening to a programme on ABC radio way back about 30 years ago - when they were saying/warning how the Australian bush could be used for terrorism..

Basically the show discussed concerns about how terrorist cells could totally overwhelm the government and SES; CFA; etc - by erupting say 100-200 large scale bushfires at pretty much the same time; in the middle of a bone dry Aussie summer....   creating fear; pandemonium; economic carnage: and govt struggles etc along the way...

(The 100-200 number is from me - eg: I  don't recall the numbers)..   but I reckon there's something in that concern...

How would/could Australia defend itself against that...   Not WMDs, ..just need a box of matches!!   

yeeks



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Having cut my teeth 4wding in the hills behind Melbourne back in the 80s and 90s, a few of those power line towers brought down could render Melb useless for weeks (months if enough were taken down). I still assume most power is still above ground...............
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 19, 2018, 07:27:15 AM
Quote from: BaseCamp
   creating fear; pandemonium; economic carnage: and govt struggles etc along the way..
you could work for current affair sprouting dribble like that..  ;D

theres fire every few years, life goes on..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: BaseCamp on September 19, 2018, 07:31:26 PM
who said I don't....?




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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 20, 2018, 09:55:10 AM
who said I don't....?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: BaseCamp on September 20, 2018, 01:24:26 PM
Crash and burn, buddy..


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Ozsnowman on September 20, 2018, 01:48:51 PM
It has to be someone trying to destroy farmers and the industry. but I cant figure out who... like some overseas corp?

Big Blueberry at work! Kick out those pesky strawberry farmers and take over!  >:D

Seriously, f#$k these idiots, hope they get what's coming and more. Poor farmers are going through too much as it is :(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 20, 2018, 02:15:17 PM
Big Blueberry at work! Kick out those pesky strawberry farmers and take over!  >:D

Seriously, f#$k these idiots, hope they get what's coming and more. Poor farmers are going through too much as it is :(
It would be nice, but they will have had the voices telling them to do it, were on drugs, found god etc etc.. and get a community corrections order.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Ozsnowman on September 20, 2018, 02:17:32 PM
It would be nice, but they will have had the voices telling them to do it, were on drugs, found god etc etc.. and get a community corrections order.
Unfortunately, all too true :(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 20, 2018, 08:50:46 PM
It would be nice, but they will have had the voices telling them to do it, were on drugs, found god etc etc.. and get a community corrections order.

Yes, that's presuming it was some random malicious act. But it really goes to show how vulnerable we can be in certain areas.

And don't all start jumping on me for giving anyone ideas, or I'll send a swarm of Slaughterbots after you. And, in any case, you'd be a tad slow, if you think it hasn't already been under consideration.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on September 21, 2018, 08:39:37 AM
Too much of this hysteria is caused by the media. If the press just told the truth and mentioned the little idea of just cutting your strawberries before eating them, the industry would have suffered, but far less than what is happening.
As for our idiot leaders increasing the maximum sentence for food tampering to 15 years, why not introduce a minimum sentence. How often are maximum sentences handed out by our soft centred magistrates?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2018, 11:22:58 AM
Quote from: terravista
... why not introduce a minimum sentence. How often are maximum sentences handed out by our soft centred magistrates?
you get my vote.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on September 21, 2018, 11:26:28 AM
you get my vote.

Let's go one further with Mandatory Minimum Sentencing.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 21, 2018, 05:14:56 PM
Pottsy, as you have inferred, there must be a blocking of any chance the magistrate exercises a choice on their part.
In Vic. they added except in exceptional circumstances to the 'Mandatory part'.
That apparently gave the Magistrates License to do whatever they felt like.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: glenm64 on September 21, 2018, 06:01:27 PM


As for our idiot leaders increasing the maximum sentence for food tampering to 15 years, why not introduce a minimum sentence. How often are maximum sentences handed out by our soft centred magistrates?

Yeah tough talk from Scomo will fix it.
Already had laws with a 10 year penalty, and its bumped up to 15.
Thats gunna work. Just like dealers getting 25 years is working to cut the meth problem.
Maggots never have principles, put a $250k+  reward on them, and they will dob each other in.


Cheers Glen

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on September 22, 2018, 12:10:09 PM


Maggots never have principles, put a $250k+  reward on them, and they will dob each other in.

Cheers Glen
Agree 100%
Money talks.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 25, 2018, 04:20:11 PM
You see these filthy talons encroaching upon your space on a plane.

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What do you do?

A. Stab it with your plastic spork.
B. Turn around and bash it in the face.
C. Take a photo and shame it on social media.
D. All of the above.
.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: KeithB on September 25, 2018, 04:25:47 PM
Maybe call the flight attendance and ask him or her to deal with it? But I do prefer the fork idea.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: SEADOO on September 25, 2018, 10:03:55 PM
You see these filthy talons encroaching upon your space on a plane.

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42432131_1015483571988573_3452211274195140608_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=c8f63013da57901c0f949b8d5e87ce3f&oe=5C2B1673)


What do you do?

A. Stab it with your plastic spork.
B. Turn around and bash it in the face.
C. Take a photo and shame it on social media.
D. All of the above.
.

Fork, hot coffee, then ask the hostess. People like this give me the Shits.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 25, 2018, 11:18:51 PM
Last plane I was on you got metal cutlery.
Just sayin. 
There weren't any steak knives though.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: doc evil on September 26, 2018, 02:39:36 PM
You see these filthy talons encroaching upon your space on a plane.

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42432131_1015483571988573_3452211274195140608_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=c8f63013da57901c0f949b8d5e87ce3f&oe=5C2B1673)


What do you do?

A. Stab it with your plastic spork.
B. Turn around and bash it in the face.
C. Take a photo and shame it on social media.
D. All of the above.
.

All of the above AND, loudly tell then to remove those diseased and poor excuse of feet from your vicinity...…I would use more terse vocabulary and shame the sod...….
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: corndog on September 26, 2018, 04:40:04 PM
Magistrates might be getting an extra 2 weeks holidays a year. Seems that they suffer burnout from all the hard decisions they have to make. Like which hand do they have to get the slap on for punching someone in the head and killing them. it's a hard job and they only get $311,000 a year for it. Talk about a waste of time and money.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: SEADOO on September 26, 2018, 08:15:53 PM
Magistrates might be getting an extra 2 weeks holidays a year. Seems that they suffer burnout from all the hard decisions they have to make. Like which hand do they have to get the slap on for punching someone in the head and killing them. it's a hard job and they only get $311,000 a year for it. Talk about a waste of time and money.

Did you see the outcome of the car chase in Sydney yesterday with the 4 teenagers. The driver, a 14 yo, gets home detention, won't make any difference, as he as laughing as he was walking out. His family look like a pack of Shit cnts, so it won't make any difference. Our judicial system here is a joke. Judges should be held accountable, cops are only paid to issue fines, crooks allowed to walk the streets.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 27, 2018, 05:39:42 AM
You two should move in together.  ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on October 09, 2018, 06:13:03 PM
Do twins hear in stereo?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on October 18, 2018, 07:20:32 PM
Why does Latina 'Fresh' Roast Chicken and Garlic ravioli have a real prawn flavour to it?
Tastes nothing like chicken.....?

Should learn how to make my own I think.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on October 19, 2018, 01:11:53 AM
Why does Latina 'Fresh' Roast Chicken and Garlic ravioli have a real prawn flavour to it?
Tastes nothing like chicken.....?

Should learn how to make my own I think.

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Looks as though your flat out opening the packet  , don't complicate the  recipe  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on October 19, 2018, 03:05:57 AM
Looks as though your flat out opening the packet  , don't complicate the  recipe  :cheers:
Damn childproof packaging... Always gets me.....

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on October 19, 2018, 06:29:29 AM
A bloke could starve if he didn't have a axe :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on October 22, 2018, 06:44:28 AM
OK, can the internet read my mind now?
I was watching the latest project Binky episode yesterday where they lay out the wiring loom and check it and remove the bits they don't need.  They used a little tool to pop out the plug terminals and I thought "that would be handy at times"
Now I didn't google them. I didn't look for them on ebay. Simply thought about them.

Lo and behold, I get a Wish ad pop up this morning.... With a terminal tool.... Spooky.....??
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Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on October 22, 2018, 07:42:32 AM
OK, can the internet read my mind now?

The gear selector bush in my Sierra disintegrated out on the tracks a few months ago, I bodgied up a replacement with a piece of mud flap which worked a treat (and is still in the gearbox now).
I have never searched on line for a replacement, but for weeks afterwards every time I typed Sierra into Gumtree all of the paid ads in between the items for sale were for Sierra gearbox bushes.
Spooky aye...


Only concerning thing is this week the ads have all been for replacement door handles. Might be telling me something...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on October 22, 2018, 08:57:48 AM
OK, can the internet read my mind now?
I was watching the latest project Binky episode yesterday where they lay out the wiring loom and check it and remove the bits they don't need.  They used a little tool to pop out the plug terminals and I thought "that would be handy at times"
Now I didn't google them. I didn't look for them on ebay. Simply thought about them.

Probably other people who watched the episode did, hence they watched it and searched, as you watched it the algorithm thinks you will likely be interested too.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on October 22, 2018, 09:28:01 AM


The gear selector bush in my Sierra disintegrated out on the tracks a few months ago, I bodgied up a replacement with a piece of mud flap which worked a treat (and is still in the gearbox now).
I have never searched on line for a replacement, but for weeks afterwards every time I typed Sierra into Gumtree all of the paid ads in between the items for sale were for Sierra gearbox bushes.
Spooky aye...


Only concerning thing is this week the ads have all been for replacement door handles. Might be telling me something...

Definitely spooky.....
Yes I'd be checking your door handles daily. Skynet probably knows the future as well.....

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on December 02, 2018, 05:26:40 PM
This may of been asked before, sorry if it has.
Ok,
I don't get it.
WTF do people take their phone to the toilet to have a Shit?
Me,
I have a job to do,
In, out, jobs done.
I don't need to communicate with anyone while taking a dump.
Some people are just screwed up.
Just saying.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: weeds on December 02, 2018, 05:34:09 PM
This may of been asked before, sorry if it has.
Ok,
I don't get it.
WTF do people take their phone to the toilet to have a Shit?
Me,
I have a job to do,
In, out, jobs done.
I don't need to communicate with anyone while taking a dump.
Some people are just screwed up.
Just saying.

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But I might miss something really important on Facebook, or Snapchat or insta


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on December 02, 2018, 05:44:15 PM
But I might miss something really important on Facebook, or Snapchat or insta


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That there is the correct answer.
People are addicted to thinking they are missing out on something.
A few years ago on trip with Swaggers and club members,
We are in a long way from nowhere, and some were complaining about having no reception.
You numpties, that's the idea, we are getting away from the rest of the world,


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on December 02, 2018, 05:53:10 PM
That there is the correct answer.
People are addicted to thinking they are missing out on something.
A few years ago on trip with Swaggers and club members,
We are in a long way from nowhere, and some were complaining about having no reception.
You numpties, that's the idea, we are getting away from the rest of the world,


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Might have to rename the forum..

MYSWAG.org offroad camper and glamping forum...

Lets hope the hybrid mob dont want a mention as well... :cheers:


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 02, 2018, 06:10:03 PM
This may of been asked before, sorry if it has.
Ok,
I don't get it.
WTF do people take their phone to the toilet to have a Shit?
Me,
I have a job to do,
In, out, jobs done.
I don't need to communicate with anyone while taking a dump.
Some people are just screwed up.
Just saying.

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"The Case of the Talking Pie Crust" is getting a re-read this week.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on December 02, 2018, 06:58:37 PM
I always take a book to the Shitter, so I don't have to talk to myself.

"The Case of the Talking Pie Crust" is getting a re-read this week.
A Book ?????
Christ, A strip from the Far Side os way to long for me.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 03, 2018, 09:10:38 AM
Question..

Why do drivers in Australia not have the ability to merge into traffic in any way shape or form...?? They wait until there is nothing on the horizon for at least 2kms before they even consider putting down the phone, laptop, coffee, newspaper and having a go.

Turning left onto a main 3 lane road, you can go once the inside lane is clear of traffic... Then work your way across the lanes if you *really* need to be in the right lane....
Try it sometime... you may save 4 hours on your 5 minute journey to buy a newspaper.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on December 03, 2018, 12:42:33 PM
Like watching people at roadworks etc, no concept of a zip, life would be easy if people just let it go one by one.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 03, 2018, 01:21:02 PM
Like watching people at roadworks etc, no concept of a zip, life would be easy if people just let it go one by one.

You can get ya ball bag caught merging at roadworks..... i'm ploughing straight ahead then.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on December 19, 2018, 07:53:31 AM
I know that last (?) year, quite a few of us participated in the ABC Cancer Council study.

Has anybody else got an invite from them for a follow up study that involves wearing movement sensors for a week ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: duggie on December 19, 2018, 10:53:43 AM
I know that last (?) year, quite a few of us participated in the ABC Cancer Council study.

Has anybody else got an invite from them for a follow up study that involves wearing movement sensors for a week ???


I have not heard anything from this mob .
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 09, 2019, 04:01:22 PM
When did the world get so expensive ???

Thought of sending my 2 kids, sons girlfriend, and one of daughters friends to the water park at Geelong...

4 Teenagers - $180 as they go on height - not age! Brilliant decision by bean counters - for the park... not for teh humans.
Thats before food, and getting there. Surely thats 180 Yen?

https://www.adventurepark.com.au/tickets/ (https://www.adventurepark.com.au/tickets/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 09, 2019, 04:10:10 PM
Does Clive Palmer really think he's got a snowballs chance in hell of getting votes at the next election?
Billboards, tv ads etc. Surely people will remember the Nickel Refinery debacle?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on January 10, 2019, 11:24:16 AM
Does Clive Palmer really think he's got a snowballs chance in hell of getting votes at the next election?
Billboards, tv ads etc. Surely people will remember the Nickel Refinery debacle?
It gets better.....
Quote
Clive Palmer’s Weird and Bitter War Against Twisted Sister Rages On.

Palmer wants Peter Dutton to reject the frontman's visa, and has offered to sing his own version of the band's hit song for Australian audiences.

.....

Here’s a quick timeline to get you up to speed. Towards the end of last year, Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party started rolling out a series of campaign ads soundtracked by a song that bore a striking resemblance to the Twisted Sister track—as reported by Fairfax. The only difference, it seemed, was that the lyrics had been changed from “We ain’t gonna take it” to “Australia ain’t gonna cop it”. So someone tweeted Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider to gauge how he felt about it all.

“No we do not endorse @PalmerUtdParty!” Snider tweeted back. “We are contacting our legal team to address this and if that doesn't work...I'LL BE DOWN UNDER IN THREE WEEKS TO DEAL WITH IT MYSELF!” The frontman is set to appear in Sydney and Melbourne for a series of spoken word gigs from January 31. Band manager and guitarist John “Jay Jay” French also weighed in, adding: "We have no idea who this guy is. This use is unauthorised, and we will do our best to stop it."

Audaciously, Palmer kicked back, claiming that he wrote the lyrics to the campaign ad himself and would therefore be prepared to counter-sue if the band launched any legal action against him—or if, for some reason, they chose to sing his version. "I wrote the words personally that appear on our promotion and hold the copyright for those words," he said. "If [Twisted Sister] attempt to use my lyrics in any of their songs, I'll not hesitate to take legal proceedings against them. As foreigners, they should stay out of Australian domestic politics and stay where they are. Aussies are not going to cop it at all!"

Days later, Snider retaliated: taking to Twitter to declare that Palmer and the United Australia Party “contacted my publishing company [Universal] about licensing the song (which means they were aware that they had to) were told the licensing fee … THEN WENT OFF AND RECORDED IT WITHOUT A LICENSE! They can’t even claim ignorance!”

Palmer launched another counter-attack, claiming in a post uploaded to the United Australia Party’s Facebook on Tuesday that Twisted Sister themselves swindled their track from an 18th century Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful".


Full article;  https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/xwjba7/clive-palmers-weird-and-bitter-war-against-twisted-sister-rages-on (https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/xwjba7/clive-palmers-weird-and-bitter-war-against-twisted-sister-rages-on)

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: glenm64 on January 10, 2019, 01:57:10 PM
Does Clive Palmer really think he's got a snowballs chance in hell of getting votes at the next election?
Billboards, tv ads etc. Surely people will remember the Nickel Refinery debacle?
Umm, yes he does. He's not stupid, just arrogant. He sprouts policies that he knows could never happen, but thats just to appeal to the few that cant think.
There will still be ones that will vote for him. We already have idiots in the various senates being elected on literally a handful of votes. Supposedly it reflects the electorates wishes, apparently.
Oh yeah, Clive is going to make Australia great again. Like the other buffoon he stole the catch phrase from, he's only there for one reason, and that aint us.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 10, 2019, 02:00:38 PM
Quote from: glenm64
he's only there for one reason, and that aint us.

Can you list the ones that are there for us? Shouldnt take you more than a trillionth of a nano second to compile.. LMAO
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2019, 11:13:16 AM
Why are all Australian Airports (well syd, bne, tulla, perth) so ****in poorly designed for pickup, drop off, waiting if the flight is delayed etc...

Dont get me started on the charges for parking on the captive audience....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: macca on January 15, 2019, 11:42:58 AM
You answered your own question. One word "greed"

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on January 15, 2019, 05:48:49 PM
Hi,
    The Hobart airport is reached by driving down a few km of entrance road with turnoffs to what is now greenfield reserved for future developments.
Brilliant for waiting for a phone call to pickup an arriving passenger. It saved using paid parking, or waiting out on the highway.
Can't  have that can we? Way too convenient for the punters.
Now they are bollarded off so no access.
Bar stewards!
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rags on January 15, 2019, 07:07:29 PM
Why are all Australian Airports (well syd, bne, tulla, perth) so ****in poorly designed for pickup, drop off, waiting if the flight is delayed etc...

Dont get me started on the charges for parking on the captive audience....

I agree with your comment regarding SYD but disagree with including BNE.
BNE is light years ahead over SYD. From the time you turn off either the Gateway motorway or Southern Cross drive you the proceed down a multilane road, get in the colour coded lane matching the sign colour, pull up at a designated colour Flag pole to meet your passenger. But if the passenger is delayed you can pull into the free 30 minute carpark. If you have more time to kill you can go to the food /servo outlet and wait or even do your grocery shopping at woollies or get some new clothes at DFO. Soon you will be able to buy a new car  from multiple dealers and most likely on a Sunday too as all the airport land is excised from QLD and Brisbane City Council control.
I got dropped off on Boxing Day morning , probably one of the busiest times and must say it was a breeze. I chose to fly into Newcastle rather than SYD on that trip as I figured it would be easier.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: macca on January 15, 2019, 08:11:34 PM
At Tulla, if you have to wait for a delayed flight keep driving past the airport about 5km to the rest stop directly under the runway approach, you can usually get a good coffee there and get a good look at the planes coming in

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on January 15, 2019, 09:04:48 PM
Tulla also has a free waiting area not far from the terminal.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy greg on January 15, 2019, 09:52:48 PM
Perth airport the long term car parks the first hour is free to use while waiting for pickup
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on January 15, 2019, 10:00:51 PM
I agree with your comment regarding SYD but disagree with including BNE.
BNE is light years ahead over SYD. From the time you turn off either the Gateway motorway or Southern Cross drive you the proceed down a multilane road, get in the colour coded lane matching the sign colour, pull up at a designated colour Flag pole to meet your passenger. But if the passenger is delayed you can pull into the free 30 minute carpark. If you have more time to kill you can go to the food /servo outlet and wait or even do your grocery shopping at woollies or get some new clothes at DFO. Soon you will be able to buy a new car  from multiple dealers and most likely on a Sunday too as all the airport land is excised from QLD and Brisbane City Council control.
I got dropped off on Boxing Day morning , probably one of the busiest times and must say it was a breeze. I chose to fly into Newcastle rather than SYD on that trip as I figured it would be easier.
You forgot to mention the free parking at the Kingsford Smith Memorial right that the roundabout entry into the international terminal.
Or go past the domestic terminal and do some plane spotting from the free car park at the end of the runway.

Can’t even do a lap around the car parks in the center of the Sydney terminal anymore.... ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: SEADOO on January 15, 2019, 11:12:25 PM
Why are all Australian Airports (well syd, bne, tulla, perth) so ****in poorly designed for pickup, drop off, waiting if the flight is delayed etc...

Dont get me started on the charges for parking on the captive audience....

It's just not the pick up or drop off, it's the airports in general. Compare them to anything else around the world and ours looks like a Shit hole western suburb compares to theirs.

Wifi that actually works, bars and designate smoking areas, terminals that resemble Chadstone shopping centre, designated couches for long delays, Singapore even has a free movie complex that shows the lates movies. Free if you have an 8 or more lay over.

Come to one of ours, you'll be lucky to get a stale sandwich for $18, a plastic moulded chair to try to sleep in and a 32k dial up modem for your wifi.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 16, 2019, 10:34:43 AM
Sydney you can do some free parking and plane spotting near the control tower
When you go into the airport instead of veering right to departures hook a hard left down the service road as if you are going to Krispy Creme donuts. Follow the service road around and there is a little car park near the control tower
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 16, 2019, 03:18:49 PM
Quote from: SEADOO
Come to one of ours, you'll be lucky to get a stale sandwich for $18, a plastic moulded chair to try to sleep in and a 32k dial up modem for your wifi.
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 18, 2019, 05:53:13 AM
Does anyone remember, the old Gold Coast highway from Brisbane.

There was a spot, where, maybe around Pimpama, the old road ran up a hill and as the road swung around a left hand bend, a small church was perched on the high side with a cemetery behind it.

Once past there, the road swung right and back down the hill.

I've looked at google maps to try and decipher where the old road went, but its hard now after all these years.
I still remember, when the highway went through Beenleigh, as we would stop and get a loaf of bread at the bakery on the left.

I still remember, those great days at Burleigh Heads.
The old grey FE Holden Mum and Dad had, no air cond, no seat belts, not a lot of power out of the old sideplate motor, questionable handling and brakes, but Shit,it was a good ol jigger.

I was going through this yesterday, which got me thinking.....

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjhl6CPzPXfAhVVeH0KHRS0Ac0QFjAAegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHave-you-seen-the-old-Gold-Coast-280745045301771%2F&usg=AOvVaw1cjZJMktpDZrjGO_m_BTaX (https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjhl6CPzPXfAhVVeH0KHRS0Ac0QFjAAegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHave-you-seen-the-old-Gold-Coast-280745045301771%2F&usg=AOvVaw1cjZJMktpDZrjGO_m_BTaX)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on January 18, 2019, 06:23:36 AM
Does anyone remember, the old Gold Coast highway from Brisbane.


I remember the spaceship petrol station with all the trams, and I remember Bullens African Lion Park, and I remember lifting your feet so the mudcrabs didnt get you at the bridge.............but I dont remember the church?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 18, 2019, 06:48:44 AM
Hah, i'd forgotten about the space ship station.

I don't know why the old church sticks in my mind.... its not like i'm a churchie type person  >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on January 18, 2019, 07:06:53 AM
Yep the the run down past the Strawberry farm then up around that white church on the hill, A local bloke from here lost his life when he  put his worked Torana into the trees along that section leading up to the church early one morning ..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 18, 2019, 07:11:38 AM
Yeah, that would be it.... pretty good bends in the road, wouldn't be hard to ice ya self.

We would get a reasonable run down the coast, but 2 hours minimum, bumper to bumper on the trip home.
Radical sunburn, vinyl seats, hungry, thirsty.... those were the days.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on January 18, 2019, 07:15:40 AM
Here you go Jeepers: https://www.google.com/maps/@-27.8047213,153.2680497,3a,22.8y,198.64h,92.89t/data=!3m10!1e1!3m8!1sFxlMpw4u87Wsm51GjfZ7HA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DFxlMpw4u87Wsm51GjfZ7HA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D59.417522%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i51 (https://www.google.com/maps/@-27.8047213,153.2680497,3a,22.8y,198.64h,92.89t/data=!3m10!1e1!3m8!1sFxlMpw4u87Wsm51GjfZ7HA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DFxlMpw4u87Wsm51GjfZ7HA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D59.417522%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i51)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 18, 2019, 07:32:53 AM
You're on it..... you da man.

Now i'll have a good look at the map.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rumpig on January 18, 2019, 08:52:22 AM
Does anyone remember, the old Gold Coast highway from Brisbane.

There was a spot, where, maybe around Pimpama, the old road ran up a hill and as the road swung around a left hand bend, a small church was perched on the high side with a cemetery behind it.

Once past there, the road swung right and back down the hill.

I've looked at google maps to try and decipher where the old road went, but its hard now after all these years.
I still remember, when the highway went through Beenleigh, as we would stop and get a loaf of bread at the bakery on the left.

I still remember, those great days at Burleigh Heads.
The old grey FE Holden Mum and Dad had, no air cond, no seat belts, not a lot of power out of the old sideplate motor, questionable handling and brakes, but Shit,it was a good ol jigger.

I was going through this yesterday, which got me thinking.....

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjhl6CPzPXfAhVVeH0KHRS0Ac0QFjAAegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHave-you-seen-the-old-Gold-Coast-280745045301771%2F&usg=AOvVaw1cjZJMktpDZrjGO_m_BTaX (https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjhl6CPzPXfAhVVeH0KHRS0Ac0QFjAAegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHave-you-seen-the-old-Gold-Coast-280745045301771%2F&usg=AOvVaw1cjZJMktpDZrjGO_m_BTaX)
you talking about the spot that had the war digger statue out the front of it?....mates and myself used to always salute the digger when we drove past there . Same mates bet me I couldn’t get to Jupiters Casino from Logan Hyperdome in under half an hour on that old highway years ago, driving one of those mates Skyline I did it in 29 minutes sitting on 180kph for some stretches...young and dumb back then, lucky we didn’t kill ourselves or anyone else.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 18, 2019, 10:38:57 AM
I tell ya what Fizzie, I would have bet money, the church was on the other side of the M1 these days.
It would appear, I don't know everything after all..... who would've thunk it.

So many memories of the gold coast, the highway, the trouble we got into and out of.....  ;D

In the last 6 months, I've been up and down the M1 a few times now and I hate it.
Half the friggin time, i don't even know where I am in relation to the old days.

When the M1 was being built, we were heading down in our 63 Pontiac sled for the James Dean Memorial Cruise.
Some poor bastard in a big kick arse Caddy hearse was driving it for the first time.
Stuck in the r/h lane and LHD, he had no idea where the car ended and the temporary concrete block wall started.

Anyone remember the Sugar Shack at Fingal in the 90's?
It was the old picture theater turned into the coolest "Sugar Shack"
Run by Baron Von Weirdo. (we still have one of his paintings on the wall)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on January 18, 2019, 12:07:01 PM
Get Astrid to log you into this on Face Crap page and go back through the photo's
 https://www.facebook.com/PicsByCustomjay/photos/a.798340580182954/1478195735530765/?type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/PicsByCustomjay/photos/a.798340580182954/1478195735530765/?type=1&theater)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: AllanK on January 18, 2019, 12:35:23 PM

There was a spot, where, maybe around Pimpama, the old road ran up a hill and as the road swung around a left hand bend, a small church was perched on the high side with a cemetery behind it.


Yeah JC,
I also remember that spot on the right as you headed south.
I don't travel that road all that often now days but I think I recall you can still see the church in the distance when you travel south on the current M.
Travelling in the parents' old (new then) EK Holden.
Not much help but that's all I've got 😩
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2019, 01:51:48 PM
Anyone know about this thing - didnt get a photo as it was driving by, but i'm gonna keep an eye out for it around Carrum Downs area...

It was a Yota troopy, with what looked like a extra section in the body to lift the windows/roof up, and it also had a steepish short bonnet on it like the cab had been modded too... front almost looked like an FL80 Freightliner style.

as I said didnt get a great look, but it stood out like elephant balls on a flea.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on January 18, 2019, 04:57:44 PM
Anyone know about this thing - didnt get a photo as it was driving by, but i'm gonna keep an eye out for it around Carrum Downs area...

It was a Yota troopy, with what looked like a extra section in the body to lift the windows/roof up, and it also had a steepish short bonnet on it like the cab had been modded too... front almost looked like an FL80 Freightliner style.

as I said didnt get a great look, but it stood out like elephant balls on a flea.

If it is the one I think you are talking about, from memory somewhere I read it was specially modified for a wheelchair driver
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2019, 07:29:11 PM
If it is the one I think you are talking about, from memory somewhere I read it was specially modified for a wheelchair driver
that would make sense.. cant find anything on google bout it though.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on January 18, 2019, 07:53:07 PM
that would make sense.. cant find anything on google bout it though.

I had a look on google, it let me down too.  I remember a few post on facebook about a month ago but like most things on facebook you can never rind them again.  It has be the most ugliest troopy out there.  Over the years it surfaces every now and again. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: BaseCamp on January 18, 2019, 07:54:30 PM
Does anyone remember the head-on section?... 

Streams of cars coming from opposite directions would enter the 1km stretch gaining extra speed - as the head on section was in a natural gully..

Everything from trucks to battered bombs and no doubt a good dose of drunk drivers would be coming at ya on the opposite duel carriageway - which merged butting up to your 2 lanes traveling in the opposite direction;  (the stretch forming a 4 lane strip of HW)..  No safety barriers or medium strip - noth'n...

Just 1.5mtrs of speration between you and death at a combined potential impact speed of about 200-240km/hr  ...(for those times when 2 sets of drivers coming at opposite directions were a few K over the speed limit...



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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on January 18, 2019, 08:06:07 PM
Anyone know about this thing - didnt get a photo as it was driving by, but i'm gonna keep an eye out for it around Carrum Downs area...

It was a Yota troopy, with what looked like a extra section in the body to lift the windows/roof up, and it also had a steepish short bonnet on it like the cab had been modded too... front almost looked like an FL80 Freightliner style.

as I said didnt get a great look, but it stood out like elephant balls on a flea.

Is this it?

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/JtSGdp.jpg)


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210248008955630&set=g.504595679585882&type=1&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210248008955630&set=g.504595679585882&type=1&theater&ifg=1)

Not sure if you are on Facebook but in the comments the driver/owner is in wheelchair and had it modified so he can tour.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2019, 08:16:31 PM
Is this it?

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/JtSGdp.jpg)


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210248008955630&set=g.504595679585882&type=1&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210248008955630&set=g.504595679585882&type=1&theater&ifg=1)

Not sure if you are on Facebook but in the comments the driver/owner is in wheelchair and had it modified so he can tour.
I believe that is it... didnt get a real good look, but the front end caught my eye...

Seems everything on stalkerbook requires an account... mate sent me some video links, none worked anymore
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on January 19, 2019, 08:32:21 AM
I tell ya what Fizzie, I would have bet money, the church was on the other side of the M1 these days.

I thought the same thing! :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2019, 10:29:50 AM
Can anyone explain the Colorado ad on tele with the Goat?
Why would some zulu singing and a goat make me run out and buy a Colorado?? has anyone bought one due to the Goat? or the singing?

Sorta as pointless and pathetic as the Ranger ad with teh swinging balls attached to a subframe...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on January 31, 2019, 10:39:52 AM
Can anyone explain the Colorado ad on tele with the Goat?
Why would some zulu singing and a goat make me run out and buy a Colorado?? has anyone due to the Goat? or the singing?

Sorta as pointless and pathetic as the Ranger ad with teh swinging balls attached to a subframe...

Maybe it's to take the attention off gay Jeep drivers. ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 31, 2019, 02:20:35 PM
Can anyone explain the Colorado ad on tele with the Goat?
Why would some zulu singing and a goat make me run out and buy a Colorado?? has anyone bought one due to the Goat? or the singing?

Sorta as pointless and pathetic as the Ranger ad with teh swinging balls attached to a subframe...

Hahaha... the music is from a group called "A Tribe Called Red" a Native Canadian group. I don't mind it, but have no idea why the colorado ad is using it. First heard it on the series "Chance" on SBS. This freaked out psycho bloke used to listen to it to get psyched up, before he went out to mete out a bit of damage on people.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gazza00 on February 04, 2019, 12:30:41 PM
         https://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacepen-zero-gravity-50th-anniversary (https://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacepen-zero-gravity-50th-anniversary)


Why not just use a pencil    ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on February 04, 2019, 02:22:45 PM
         https://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacepen-zero-gravity-50th-anniversary (https://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacepen-zero-gravity-50th-anniversary)


Why not just use a pencil    ???

Didn't want sharpener shavings and little bits of lead floating around in zero gravity.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 05, 2019, 08:50:46 AM
Didn't want sharpener shavings and little bits of lead floating around in zero gravity.

Probably the same reason why they don't have Vindaloo Curry space rations too.  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2019, 09:00:54 AM
Probably the same reason why they don't have Vindaloo Curry space rations too.  ;D

Just come to my house, bowel prep starts in 3 hours. Shouldn't look too different I reckon.  :'(
Gunna be Shit everywhere if I wander too far from the crapper today.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 05, 2019, 10:08:55 AM
IS anyone honestly surprised by the findings of the Banking RC??

Apparently many banks have been partaking in dodgy activities... They needed a RC to figure that out? I'd have never expected that..

(https://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/captain-obvious.jpg)


next they will tell us water is wet
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: JusyApples on February 05, 2019, 02:19:40 PM
IS anyone honestly surprised by the findings of the Banking RC??

Apparently many banks have been partaking in dodgy activities... They needed a RC to figure that out? I'd have never expected that..

(https://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/captain-obvious.jpg)


next they will tell us water is wet
And all the share prices are up today.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2019, 08:17:40 AM
And all the share prices are up today.
yea .. I dont understand why.... I thought it would be the opposite.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: speewa158 on February 06, 2019, 08:45:51 AM
IS anyone honestly surprised by the findings of the Banking RC??

Apparently many banks have been partaking in dodgy activities... They needed a RC to figure that out? I'd have never expected that..

(https://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/captain-obvious.jpg)


next they will tell us water is wet
l want a Qualified Geologist to tell me this not some caped crusader     :-[ :-[     :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: JusyApples on February 06, 2019, 08:48:19 AM
yea .. I dont understand why.... I thought it would be the opposite.
I guess investors believe the banks were let off lightly. Meanwhile mortgage broking shares dropped. I think my wife will be looking for a new job next year


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: glenm64 on February 06, 2019, 09:26:00 AM
Investors dont see any real loss of revenue for banks. Tells you something about the change in business practices from the R.C.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on February 10, 2019, 07:41:04 AM
Does anyone know a good forum for off-road camper trailers?







(https://i.imgur.com/kF9dW2t.gif)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on February 11, 2019, 07:31:15 AM
Does anyone know a good forum for off-road camper trailers?

Geeze Pete.....does that mean you don't want to talk to me anymore  :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on February 11, 2019, 08:58:40 AM
Geeze Pete.....does that mean you don't want to talk to me anymore  :'(
Haha, nah we’re all sweet mate. ;D

Was just getting a bit depressing logging in each morning only to read that yet another swagger had crossed over to the dark side.
I’m getting worried that there’s only a handful of us left on here that can actually go off-road with our trailers these days.... ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: duggie on February 11, 2019, 09:16:49 AM
Haha, nah we’re all sweet mate. ;D

Was just getting a bit depressing logging in each morning only to read that yet another swagger had crossed over to the dark side.
I’m getting worried that there’s only a handful of us left on here that can actually go off-road with our trailers these days.... ;)


Not to worry , I will not be going down that path .

I still love my soft floor Trackabout , yes it take longer to set up than a crossover , but once set up , love the amount of room available .

I have had mine since new , coming up 10 years in June .
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on February 11, 2019, 09:51:26 AM
Random question for the boaties

Is that salt away product any good or just a marketing gimmik
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 12, 2019, 09:32:49 AM
spot the difference in the logos

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51628640_10157007820558926_6618655366047596544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.fmel8-1.fna&oh=6920875378874330fe2f1ef45f95b787&oe=5CE6055B)


















ASIC, Australia's banking regulator, spent $100,000 on new font and branding (pictured on the left).
Think it was a good use of the money?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on February 12, 2019, 11:40:37 AM
spot the difference in the logos

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51628640_10157007820558926_6618655366047596544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.fmel8-1.fna&oh=6920875378874330fe2f1ef45f95b787&oe=5CE6055B)





















ASIC, Australia's banking regulator, spent $100,000 on new font and branding (pictured on the left).
Think it was a good use of the money?

Someone got promoted for that
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on February 12, 2019, 01:17:10 PM
Dunno, but if I was a dodgy banker that bold font would be scaring the pants off me.... ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 08, 2019, 01:57:28 PM
Just watched a Gordon Ramsey video on Youtube...

How many times has he been bashed for talking to people like that?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on March 24, 2019, 09:22:12 PM
How long will Latham remain a member of the One Nation party now that it looks like he has been elected?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on March 24, 2019, 10:26:13 PM
How long will Latham remain a member of the One Nation party now that it looks like he has been elected?

Or he takes over One Nation and drops Pauline
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 25, 2019, 06:47:16 AM
Or he takes over One Nation and drops Pauline

Its One Nations idea of recycling trash....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: JusyApples on March 25, 2019, 07:53:31 AM
Its One Nations idea of recycling trash....
I bet you weren’t saying that when he was a member of Labor...


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 25, 2019, 01:06:29 PM
I bet you weren’t saying that when he was a member of Labor...


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 25, 2019, 01:19:11 PM
I bet you weren’t saying that when he was a member of Labor...


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Now why would you say that? Please dont tell me that once again your assuming?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rags on March 25, 2019, 05:59:46 PM
Or he takes over One Nation and drops Pauline

Or he merged with Barneby Joyce to form a new party, a likely duo that many would vote for as they the pair both say what many think.

Now what could they call the party?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 26, 2019, 11:38:57 AM
Had a small vehicle accessory sent to me from Adelaide . About 250 gramms. Parcel post 9 days later and its still not arrived and last communication was at  1am, 23rd march...Its in Brisbane.  I find it staggering that it will take at least 10 days from Adelaide to Cairns when I have bought stuff from America and its been here in 5 days ( 2 motorcycle tyres which are not small packages). .  Whats your worst experience with Aus post delivery times?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on March 26, 2019, 12:31:17 PM
Had a small vehicle accessory sent to me from Adelaide . About 250 gramms. Parcel post 9 days later and its still not arrived and last communication was at  1am, 23rd march...Its in Brisbane.  I find it staggering that it will take at least 10 days from Adelaide to Cairns when I have bought stuff from America and its been here in 5 days ( 2 motorcycle tyres which are not small packages). .  Whats your worst experience with Aus post delivery times?

Still waiting, lost in the system!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2019, 12:38:43 PM
Quote from: Bigfish
Whats your worst experience with Aus post delivery times?

parcel going 22klms in a straight line - went interstate 4 times  took several days.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on March 26, 2019, 01:22:48 PM
Whats your worst experience with Aus post delivery times?
Small box of car parts shipped from Japan to Sydney.

Japanese post; just under 3 days from the factory to Sydney Airport.
Australia post; over a week from Mascot to Parramatta (29km away).

And another,
Mailed 2 normal envelopes from Brisbane to Darwin, 1 was urgent so paid extra for express postage, the other just normal service.
Normal post took 4 days, express post took 8 days...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2019, 01:27:55 PM
Still waiting, lost in the system!
I think we've all had more than one of those
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: noel_w on March 26, 2019, 01:30:03 PM

I’m getting worried that there’s only a handful of us left on here that can actually go off-road with our trailers these days.... ;)
Not going there, 1/. because I can't afford it and 2/. because I can't afford it.
Besides I can go places wobbly boxes can't.  :cup: :cup: :cheers: :cheers: :laugh: :laugh: 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on March 26, 2019, 02:20:49 PM
Not going there, 1/. because I can't afford it and 2/. because I can't afford it.
Besides I can go places wobbly boxes can't.  :cup: :cup: :cheers: :cheers: :laugh: :laugh:

Wobbly boxes......Sounds like the native habitat of those known a Bikkie Dippers
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gazza00 on April 02, 2019, 08:04:14 PM
I've wondered if one of those 'hybrid" cars were in a prang and was written off, whether the battery pack could be used for something else, like a BIG aux battery pack
 
Maybe yes,    https://www.cefc.com.au/case-studies/relectrify-technology-brings-new-life-to-old-lithium-ion-batteries/ (https://www.cefc.com.au/case-studies/relectrify-technology-brings-new-life-to-old-lithium-ion-batteries/)

Not sure how it would go in a camper though  ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on April 13, 2019, 12:15:06 PM
I've wondered if one of those 'hybrid" cars were in a prang and was written off, whether the battery pack could be used for something else, like a BIG aux battery pack
 
Maybe yes,    https://www.cefc.com.au/case-studies/relectrify-technology-brings-new-life-to-old-lithium-ion-batteries/ (https://www.cefc.com.au/case-studies/relectrify-technology-brings-new-life-to-old-lithium-ion-batteries/)

Not sure how it would go in a camper though  ???

I have looked into it a bit out of curiosity. There are people who are already DIY doing it, computers etc also use similar cell's and people have been recycling these for DIY electric vehicles, home battery banks etc and have been doing it for years. Doing it in RV's is just starting to gain a bit of traction now though. 

Here is someone discussing putting a battery out of a Tesla in their RV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_cC0NKvCDY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_cC0NKvCDY) the biggest drawback is that Li-ion cells don't really suit traditional 12v setups, 24v is much more suitable for them, this can be got around with voltage converters to drop the power down to 12V and solar panels configured to charge the higher voltage relatively easily, but it's not a cheap/easy exercise to be able to charge from the vehicle.

Due to the relatively small amount of EV's we have here, I think currently finding used EV batteries would be pretty hard. There is however quite a few ex-laptop, power tools etc cell's available that you could use to DIY one, similarly to how people have used them to make home battery banks. There are websites, forums and plenty of youtube clips that go into depth about how to do it for these purposes. Here is an article about one Aussie guy who did it. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-01/aussie-blokes-diy-tesla-powerwall-made-from-scrap/8863406 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-01/aussie-blokes-diy-tesla-powerwall-made-from-scrap/8863406)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 17, 2019, 11:36:24 AM
Is there a bigger flog in sport than Nick Kyrgios?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Davepatrol on May 17, 2019, 11:54:37 AM
Is there a bigger flog in sport than Nick Kyrgios?
                                                                                                                                       Simple answer NO
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: macca on May 17, 2019, 12:49:31 PM
                                                                                                                                       Simple answer NO
More complex answer
NO NO NO NO NO NO

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 17, 2019, 12:53:03 PM
More complex answer
NO NO NO NO NO NO
:)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rumpig on May 17, 2019, 12:55:30 PM
Is there a bigger flog in sport than Nick Kyrgios?
they showed footage of him the other day turning his back to someone mid game and doing his under arm serve etc....showed his heart just isn’t in the game I said at the time. He’d be better off taking a break from the game then acting like the knob he’s currently being.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: macca on May 17, 2019, 01:08:31 PM
they showed footage of him the other day turning his back to someone mid game and doing his under arm serve etc....showed his heart just isn’t in the game I said at the time. He’d be better off taking a break from the game then acting like the knob he’s currently being.
I don't think his heart has been in it since he turned professional and realised he can earn just as much money being a flog as he could being a sportsman  and I use that term very, very loosely. 

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 17, 2019, 01:13:58 PM
I don't think his heart has been in it since he turned professional and realised he can earn just as much money being a flog as he could being a sportsman  and I use that term very, very loosely. 
Why bother trying?

https://www.sportskeeda.com/tennis/nick-kyrgios-net-worth

He has an estimated net worth of $10 million, which includes his luxurious home in Canberra, Australia. He has a small car collection also which comprises brands such as BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover.


Nick has won $5,148,848 as prize money, a number which is increasing rapidly as he plays. Nick has a bad boy image, thanks to his on and off-court behavior. Nevertheless, he manages to earn approximately $4 million per year from his game and several endorsements.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: macca on May 17, 2019, 01:37:22 PM
Why bother trying?

https://www.sportskeeda.com/tennis/nick-kyrgios-net-worth

He has an estimated net worth of $10 million, which includes his luxurious home in Canberra, Australia. He has a small car collection also which comprises brands such as BMW, Mercedes Benz and Range Rover.


Nick has won $5,148,848 as prize money, a number which is increasing rapidly as he plays. Nick has a bad boy image, thanks to his on and off-court behavior. Nevertheless, he manages to earn approximately $4 million per year from his game and several endorsements.
That was my point

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: EagleBoy on May 17, 2019, 01:46:18 PM
My mate lost an eye in an accident recently, it makes me wonder does he blink or does he wink now?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 17, 2019, 02:19:50 PM
Quote from: macca
That was my point
yep.. i just didn't think he'd be that well off for suck a cockspank
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: corndog on May 17, 2019, 03:14:27 PM
If he can't be bothered trying cause he thinks his s**t don't stink, ban him from the game. No competitions, no sponsorship's, no mega $$$$'s, no interest in him. Then lets see if he cares. Problem is he has that much now, he really doesn't give a f**k. Personally I think if he got run over by a bus we would be better off.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on May 17, 2019, 04:32:51 PM
If he can't be bothered trying cause he thinks his s**t don't stink, ban him from the game. .

It's fine for this kind of behaviour in sport, just can't post about the Bible on you personal media account. That's a sackable offence.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 17, 2019, 04:38:59 PM
Quote from: tryagain
, just can't post about the Bible on you personal media account. That's a sackable offence.
I have no issue with that :P :P :P
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bobnrob on May 17, 2019, 05:03:02 PM
Read a post today of someone staying overnight at a spot, and couldn't wait to get up and go the next morning....SHE claimed a feeling of ghost's and spirit's all night
Often see posts on Facesooks of women wanting to know if there're any good charlatan's psychic - medium - etc around

MY question is.....is there a correlation between these scammer's and the more nutter sex of the human race?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: JusyApples on May 17, 2019, 06:00:54 PM
Is there a bigger flog in sport than Nick Kyrgios?
YES





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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on May 17, 2019, 06:06:56 PM
Read a post today of someone staying overnight at a spot, and couldn't wait to get up and go the next morning....SHE claimed a feeling of ghost's and spirit's all night
Often see posts on Facesooks of women wanting to know if there're any good charlatan's psychic - medium - etc around

MY question is.....is there a correlation between these scammer's and the more nutter sex of the human race?

I,ve stayed at many a campsite and experienced spirits during the night....bloody enjoyed em too!!!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gazza00 on May 17, 2019, 06:37:50 PM
 


Jack was (t)here, and Jim,  and the red drop bear  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on May 17, 2019, 07:09:40 PM
I have no issue with that :P :P :P

 :-*
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bobnrob on May 17, 2019, 07:54:19 PM
I,ve stayed at many a campsite and experienced spirits during the night....bloody enjoyed em too!!!

Basically what I answered  lol
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: VKPrado on May 20, 2019, 03:26:56 PM
Now that the election is over, my questions is how long do they have to remove all the signage that was put up?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Brisbane Puff on May 20, 2019, 04:30:02 PM
One would imagine that labor supporters that have a sign in their front yard would be pulling theirs down pretty quickly..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: glenm64 on May 27, 2019, 08:04:01 PM
I was driving home tonight listening to ABC Classical radio.
They played music where the lead instrument was a recorder.
Is there another instrument you could choose to play that would limit your work prospects as much as the recorder?

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on May 27, 2019, 08:15:17 PM
I was driving home tonight listening to ABC Classical radio.
They played music where the lead instrument was a recorder.
Is there another instrument you could choose to play that would limit your work prospects as much as the recorder?

Cheers Glen
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on May 27, 2019, 09:58:11 PM
I was driving home tonight listening to ABC Classical radio.
They played music where the lead instrument was a recorder.
Is there another instrument you could choose to play that would limit your work prospects as much as the recorder?

Cheers Glen

Kazoo
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Post by: #jonesy on May 28, 2019, 08:06:47 AM
At the Pink concert last year prior to the curtain fall at the start a guy came out played the opening tune for 20th Century Fox on a recorder. So that's 2 that have a job
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Post by: Steffo1 on May 28, 2019, 08:32:17 AM
Three
https://youtu.be/z6WSLG5r-wE?t=39 (https://youtu.be/z6WSLG5r-wE?t=39)
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Post by: paceman on May 28, 2019, 08:56:47 AM
good enough for bon scott, good enough for me...  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cez9OIUTL7U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cez9OIUTL7U)

(bon starts playing at about 5:20...)
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Post by: Troopy_03 on May 28, 2019, 10:51:48 AM
good enough for bon scott, good enough for me...  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cez9OIUTL7U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cez9OIUTL7U)

(bon starts playing at about 5:20...)

Although I would have thought you'd show "Seasons of Change"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n97wSNIrHpw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n97wSNIrHpw)
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Post by: glenm64 on May 29, 2019, 11:37:23 AM
Even with Bon it still doesnt do it for me, sorry.

Cheers Glen

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Post by: Bird on May 29, 2019, 12:35:42 PM
Quote from: #jonesy
At the Pink concert

I couldnt take it serious after reading that :P hand in your man card.. LMAO
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on May 29, 2019, 01:28:27 PM
I couldnt take it serious after reading that :P hand in your man card.. LMAO
I was taking my 11 year daughter.
( But it was really good show)
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Post by: paceman on May 29, 2019, 01:59:13 PM
I couldnt take it serious after reading that :P hand in your man card.. LMAO

maybe go and see one of her shows... you might be surprised...

very entertaining, plenty of energy and a great spectacle...

better than what plenty of others dish up...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 29, 2019, 05:45:11 PM
maybe go and see one of her shows... you might be surprised...

very entertaining, plenty of energy and a great spectacle...

better than what plenty of others dish up...
I've been forced to listen to her in the car, that was punishment enough!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on May 30, 2019, 12:21:03 PM
I've been forced to listen to her in the car, that was punishment enough!

And we are forced to listen to you on the internet ;D
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Post by: Bird on May 30, 2019, 12:23:04 PM
Quote from: chester ver2.0
And we are forced to listen to you on the internet ;D

thats your punishment :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 01, 2019, 05:28:25 AM
Kazoo

He was an actor on a reality television show called The Flintstones back in the 60's.

He was sometimes known as the Great Gazoo.

So, not only are you wrong.... instrument called the kazoo.... bah ha ha ha ha but you can't spell either, hey Dumb Dumb  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on June 01, 2019, 08:56:00 AM
I was driving home tonight listening to ABC Classical radio.
They played music where the lead instrument was a recorder.
Is there another instrument you could choose to play that would limit your work prospects as much as the recorder?

Cheers Glen

The Yidaki, especially if the player is female.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on June 01, 2019, 09:02:59 AM
He was an actor on a reality television show called The Flintstones back in the 60's.

He was sometimes known as the Great Gazoo.

So, not only are you wrong.... instrument called the kazoo.... bah ha ha ha ha but you can't spell either, hey Dumb Dumb  ;D ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazoo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazoo)
Will somebody take this big dufus by the hand and teach him, if it's possible, how to use "Google" ??? ??? ??? ??? :-*   
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigpickle on June 01, 2019, 10:54:27 AM
What is the only animal on Earth that can become extinct, yet re-appear at any time later?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on June 01, 2019, 11:06:15 AM
He was an actor on a reality television show called The Flintstones back in the 60's.

He was sometimes known as the Great Gazoo.

So, not only are you wrong.... instrument called the kazoo.... bah ha ha ha ha but you can't spell either, hey Dumb Dumb  ;D ;D
What you talking about Willis, he asked what instrument not what person.

I'd like to see you play a tune on the Great Gazoo! ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on June 01, 2019, 11:10:11 AM
What is the only animal on Earth that can become extinct, yet re-appear at any time later?
Lost / Bird
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2019, 03:30:23 PM
Lost / Bird
8) 8) my fans love me :D
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on June 09, 2019, 05:26:58 PM
Why in my suburb do a fairly large percentage of streets have the concrete footpath on one side of the road and the streetlights on the other side of the road. It occurred to me today when walking along the footpath and nearly getting spiked in the eye by a palm frond type thing that if it was dark you wouldn’t have noticed it to avoid it.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DarWen on June 09, 2019, 07:34:45 PM
Why in my suburb do a fairly large percentage of streets have the concrete footpath on one side of the road and the streetlights on the other side of the road. It occurred to me today when walking along the footpath and nearly getting spiked in the eye by a palm frond type thing that if it was dark you wouldn’t have noticed it to avoid it.

If anything like our road the water main run down the non footpath side.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 10, 2019, 03:28:23 AM
Hope you busted the branch/frond that nearly gotcha MDS69.
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Post by: Fizzie on June 13, 2019, 08:30:56 AM
Just saw this: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/whizrider-the-car-seat-25x-smaller-than-a-booster?utm_content=campaigns_one_column4_hero_image&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bck-06122019emerging&utm_term=#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/whizrider-the-car-seat-25x-smaller-than-a-booster?utm_content=campaigns_one_column4_hero_image&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bck-06122019emerging&utm_term=#/)

Basically a harness / vest that your kid wears & then fastens on to the existing seat belt, rather than using a booster seat as such.

Says they exceed US Safety Standards - would they meet / comply with ADRs / Road Rules ???
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Post by: Bird on June 13, 2019, 10:21:54 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
Basically a harness / vest that your kid wears & then fastens on to the existing seat belt, rather than using a booster seat as such.
why ? what advantage is there?

As for the ADR's I'd say no it wouldn't -  but someone may know.
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Post by: tryagain on June 13, 2019, 10:44:25 AM
Says they exceed US Safety Standards - would they meet / comply with ADRs / Road Rules ???

Generally, from my understanding, US vehicle safety standards are far laxer than those here. I'd be reasonably certain they wouldn't meet Aus standards as they stand, I don't see it offering much more protection than a standard set belt either.
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Post by: Foo on June 13, 2019, 12:33:06 PM
What is the only animal on Earth that can become extinct, yet re-appear at any time later?
Jelly fish.

Foo

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 13, 2019, 02:43:10 PM
What is the only animal on Earth that can become extinct, yet re-appear at any time later?
Speewa
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hookie on June 13, 2019, 03:53:41 PM
Generally, from my understanding, US vehicle safety standards are far laxer than those here.

I don't think they're more lax, just different. One example is the land rover defender 110 that was banned for not having airbags. US fans of Japanese cars have also long lamented that the skyline GT-R was banned for import too, because it was too stupidly fast.
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Post by: Bird on June 13, 2019, 04:03:35 PM
I don't think they're more lax, just different. One example is the land rover defender 110 that was banned for not having airbags. US fans of Japanese cars have also long lamented that the skyline GT-R was banned for import too, because it was too stupidly fast.
Skyline is but a toy... you can have a Hennessy F5 :)
http://hennesseyperformance.com/vehicles/hennessey/venom-f5/

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    Top speed: 301 mph
    0-186 mph: < 10 sec.
    0-249 mph-0: < 30 sec.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 13, 2019, 04:11:30 PM
why ? what advantage is there?

As for the ADR's I'd say no it wouldn't -  but someone may know.

Advantage would be that they take up a lot less room, especially when not being used, & you could have them there for Justin.

My BiL is a good example - one of his kids has moved back to Oz, with his 3 kids under 6, so Grandma & Granddad now have to act as taxi occasionally, which means getting child seats, putting them in the car for one arvo & so on :'(

Talking on another forum & most people agree that they wouldn't meet ADRs / Standards.
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Post by: #jonesy on June 13, 2019, 05:13:22 PM
Doubt very much they would come close to the AS/NZS standard.
Our standards have a few requirements that I believe are unique. Eg top tether strap for any with am inbuilt harness.
 Booster seats "lift" the child up to be the same size as an adult. This vest pulls the seatbelt down to the correct "starting" position.  Looking at the photos near the shoulders there is a bend in the belt that in an impact the belt will straighten up before starting. To work (i.e. kid has already moved forward Siem distance)

As for US standards not sure but in the E.V. thread was a link to a prototype 4WD that prooudly claims doesn't have airbags because it has seatbelts.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 16, 2019, 11:29:30 AM
What do we all know about the date on Swap 'n Go gas cylinders via the BGS ???

Picked one up t'other day & it's stamped 6 09.

Just dropped back past them to check & the man in the red shirt said that's it'll be fine a they're tested every time they're refilled & so on.

So is he right, or am I going to take it back in 6 months time to be told, Sorry, mate - she's out of date so we can't take it ??? :'(
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Post by: corndog on June 16, 2019, 11:42:45 AM
Would think that it would have to have a current date stamp on it to be filled. Think that is the law. I know others that fill bottles will not do it if they don't. There is no proof the bottle has been tested if not stamped. On the other hand if it has a stamp, it's no proof it has been tested. Cost money to do both. That should be the answer for it all. and some take out of date cylinders anyway.
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Post by: D4D on June 16, 2019, 12:32:32 PM
Just dropped back past them to check & the man in the red shirt said that's it'll be fine a they're tested every time they're refilled & so on.

So is he right, or am I going to take it back in 6 months time to be told, Sorry, mate - she's out of date so we can't take it ??? :'(

Yes the man in the red shirt is right, the bottles are tested/certified before each fill.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 16, 2019, 12:42:54 PM
Hmm, OK then.

So I'm wondering if it will be OK to swap them there, but if you tried to have it just refilled at the servo or wherever, would they then say no ???
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Post by: Pottsy on June 16, 2019, 12:44:23 PM
Have a read of this.
https://www.elgas.com.au/blog/400-10-reasons-why-swapngo-is-better-than-refilling
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 16, 2019, 01:01:33 PM
Thanks Pottsy.

& carrying on from that: https://www.elgas.com.au/blog/396-gas-bottle-cylinder-testing-facts (https://www.elgas.com.au/blog/396-gas-bottle-cylinder-testing-facts)

Which means that I was right - till I pealed off the yellow label & found a new test date 5-19 hidden under it! :-[
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on June 16, 2019, 02:42:24 PM
Thanks Pottsy.

& carrying on from that: https://www.elgas.com.au/blog/396-gas-bottle-cylinder-testing-facts (https://www.elgas.com.au/blog/396-gas-bottle-cylinder-testing-facts)

Which means that I was right - till I pealed off the yellow label & found a new test date 5-19 hidden under it! :-[

That's handy!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: jwb on June 17, 2019, 08:14:15 AM
I don't think the BGS worry/inspect dates.
Well my last out of date bottle
got swapped without question!

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on June 17, 2019, 12:31:12 PM
I don't think the BGS worry/inspect dates.
Well my last out of date bottle
got swapped without question!

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They don't check because they know the bottle will be refurbished, certified and refilled if passed.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 19, 2019, 11:51:03 AM
Hows these outstanding members of the public ..
When you see this stuff, and the dad - it all makes sense.. but do you believe they could ever be useful to society?

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/attack-mine-god-help-yours-father-s-vile-threats-to-bashed-top-cop-20190618-p51yx3.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/attack-mine-god-help-yours-father-s-vile-threats-to-bashed-top-cop-20190618-p51yx3.html)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on June 19, 2019, 12:09:34 PM
Hi,
   Doubt they would ever be useful with that attitude.
Unfortunately.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on June 20, 2019, 07:43:57 PM
Dunny Seats - We have a Kohler dunny and the seat has cracked, son dropped/slammed it. Do I need to get the specific Kohler seat for the dunny or are they standard fit?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rags on June 20, 2019, 09:02:51 PM
Dunny Seats - We have a Kohler dunny and the seat has cracked, son dropped/slammed it. Do I need to get the specific Kohler seat for the dunny or are they standard fit?

Is a back to wall Kohler suite? If so you first need a seat with concealed seat fixings.
Although the are unversial fit seats a lot of the pans today have a unique shape and so the best fit is the original seat.

Ah I'm glad I'm not on the tools these days, toilets use to be simple to fit and fix, and we had our caroma or fowler handbooks to give us any necessary info. Today they are all these fancy toilets that are a Bugger to fit n fix.

Then you have the likes of Kohler who have exclusive to Reece range just to confuse all.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on June 21, 2019, 06:37:58 AM
Is a back to wall Kohler suite? If so you first need a seat with concealed seat fixings.
Although the are unversial fit seats a lot of the pans today have a unique shape and so the best fit is the original seat.

Ah I'm glad I'm not on the tools these days, toilets use to be simple to fit and fix, and we had our caroma or fowler handbooks to give us any necessary info. Today they are all these fancy toilets that are a Bugger to fit n fix.

Then you have the likes of Kohler who have exclusive to Reece range just to confuse all.

Thanks Rags, looks like a trip to Reece with a picture.
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 21, 2019, 06:53:15 AM
Thanks Rags, looks like a trip to Reece with a picture.

Take a couple of measurements as well. The centres of the fixing holes of the seat. Can you get to the nut holding on the seat or are they hidden inside the throne. The more info they have the better

GG
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Post by: D4D on June 21, 2019, 07:32:04 AM
Take a couple of measurements as well. The centres of the fixing holes of the seat. Can you get to the nut holding on the seat or are they hidden inside the throne. The more info they have the better

Thanks GG, looks like 160mm hole centres, and I can get to the wing nuts underneath the throne.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on June 21, 2019, 06:37:14 PM
Problem temporarily solved.

After the local Reece was less than helpful, not a brand they stock apparently, I had a brain wave to swap the seat from the dunny we don't use that is identical. After tackling some rusty wingnuts seats are swapped.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on June 21, 2019, 06:41:06 PM
Jamie,

Take the old seat with you when you go looking for a replacement.
There are just so many different combinations of fixings and seat profiles....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on June 21, 2019, 07:16:28 PM
Do front or rear shocks offer better dampening and/or longevity on corrugations when fitted under trailers?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 22, 2019, 12:29:39 AM
I would have thought Rear shocks from a Ute, not a car would be best.
Trailer would mimic a ute more closely than a car or a wagon, whilst travelling.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 22, 2019, 02:50:23 PM
Somebody had a thread a little while back (few months ???) about putting a static van on a block of land with a roof over the top, because they weren't allowed to build a livable shed there.

Can anybody remember it or give me a link to it ???

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on June 22, 2019, 08:18:20 PM
Somebody had a thread a little while back (few months ???) about putting a static van on a block of land with a roof over the top, because they weren't allowed to build a livable shed there.

Can anybody remember it or give me a link to it ???

Thanks.

Could you be thinking about The Punter’s impulse buy?

 http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=54852 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=54852)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on June 22, 2019, 08:24:23 PM
I would have thought Rear shocks from a Ute, not a car would be best.
Trailer would mimic a ute more closely than a car or a wagon, whilst travelling.
Yes my logic was the same, I just couldn’t find any nice simple (straight forward) information explaining the difference in dampening between front and back.

I have a bit of a selection of front and rear shocks here and I’m looking for the best solution to go with my new airbag setup.
I’m currently leaning towards the band new rear hilux ones, just wanted to get a bit more of an understanding of the design differences to be more comfortable with my decision.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 23, 2019, 11:35:40 AM
Could you be thinking about The Punter’s impulse buy?

Yep, think that was it.

Thanks, Pete
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 26, 2019, 06:18:56 AM
Not that I give a flying rats arse, but....

Why was the state of origin match QLD vs NSW played in Perth?

Or have I picked up the Shitty end of the stick and got my facts entirely wrong? (its happened before)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on June 26, 2019, 06:40:42 AM
Not that I give a flying rats arse, but....

Why was the state of origin match QLD vs NSW played in Perth?

Or have I picked up the Shitty end of the stick and got my facts entirely wrong? (its happened before)
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Post by: Rumpig on June 26, 2019, 06:51:36 AM
Not that I give a flying rats arse, but....

Why was the state of origin match QLD vs NSW played in Perth?

Or have I picked up the Shitty end of the stick and got my facts entirely wrong? (its happened before)
same reason it’s been played in Melbourne before.....highest bidder wins....$$$$$$ for the NRL
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 26, 2019, 07:04:03 AM
didn't know it had been to Melbourne either.  :D

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rumpig on June 26, 2019, 09:49:22 AM
didn't know it had been to Melbourne either.  :D
they did a game in America once also I think from memory....can’t recall if it was an exibition game or counted on the series though.
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Post by: Pottsy on June 26, 2019, 09:52:54 AM
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Building the coffers before they toddle of to the high court, ha,ha.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on June 26, 2019, 10:21:53 AM
Building the coffers before they toddle of to the high court, ha,ha.
That’s the other rugby.
Jeepers asked about the one that’s played by piss heads and sex offenders.

The one you’re thinking about is played by spoiled rich kids and people that go around saying every rugby league player is going to hell.... ;D
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Post by: alnjan on June 26, 2019, 10:34:10 AM
That’s the other rugby.
Jeepers asked about the one that’s played by piss heads and sex offenders.

The one you’re thinking about is played by spoiled rich kids and people that go around saying every rugby league player is going to hell.... ;D

 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:  The Game that USED to be played in Heaven   
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 26, 2019, 02:50:47 PM
& I know that it'll probably be the same answer, but why was it on Sunday night ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on June 26, 2019, 02:59:50 PM
An even bigger question why did they have to interview then televise the Blues at the Rondevouz Hotel bar lounge when yours truly was sneaking in a cheeky afternoon ale when he should have been at a conference upstairs

Yes i was sprung
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: briann532 on June 26, 2019, 04:51:33 PM
An even bigger question why did they have to interview then televise the Blues at the Rondevouz Hotel bar lounge when yours truly was sneaking in a cheeky afternoon ale when he should have been at a conference upstairs

Yes i was sprung

Ha ha. ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on June 26, 2019, 07:03:49 PM
& I know that it'll probably be the same answer, but why was it on Sunday night ???
To have kick off in primetime in NSW/QLD meant kick off in Perth was about 6pm. Do that on a Wednesday night and not enough people might turn up and empty seats arent good.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on June 27, 2019, 02:18:14 PM
What's the difference with the "Dexter type profile" on stub axles?
And why would they be so much cheaper then regular stub axles?

Edit;
The answer is crappy websites with poor discriptions on their products......
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2019, 07:08:19 PM
NSW or QLD or DILLIGAF
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2019, 06:11:13 AM
NSW or QLD or DILLIGAF

Been dead as doornail for years now..... time to kill it and put it out of its misery.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on July 11, 2019, 07:01:36 AM
Rubbish you blokes stop being haters
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2019, 07:07:25 AM
ha ha ha, yeah, you could have a point there
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 11, 2019, 09:56:59 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Been dead as doornail for years now..... time to kill it and put it out of its misery.
actually watching the game last night i got bored.. No biff... and just too  much of the same thing.. 1 out charge.. 2 passes charge... 1 out charge... etc etc Was more like watching a normal round of NRL than the flagship game.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on July 11, 2019, 11:04:20 AM
Can't expect a SoO game to be too different to a normal NRL game as far as how they play the game as that is what is flogged into them week in and week out. The key difference is the intensity and efforts that some of the players were putting in.

After watching Ethan Lowes effort last night I will be astounded if Wayne Bennet doesn't give him a go at Souths. He was everywhere along with DCE. The commentators were raving about Munster but if it wasn't for Lowe and DCE they were shot.

Even though it pains me to say it NSW did a Qld to Qld in the last minute. I was devastated as I thought the shield was coming home  :'(
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Post by: Steffo1 on July 11, 2019, 11:28:28 AM
T'was the 1st time I've watched something else while SoO was on and that was the cricket.
So good to see the Kiwis get up against the Indians in a close game.
I noticed a couple of Indian fans wearing "Stars and Stripes" baseball caps. Would they be regarded as "American Indians"?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 11, 2019, 11:55:38 AM
Quote from: Rodt
Can't expect a SoO game to be too different to a normal NRL game as far as how they play the game as that is what is flogged into them week in and week out. The key difference is the intensity and efforts that some of the players were putting in.
but it used to be different... maybe rose coloured again, SOO back in the 80s was mad something you'd look forward to watching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghKVoDp1ltk
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOReQkHWhLdDTJsXljLRdug/featured
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on July 12, 2019, 05:18:23 AM
I know mate and I agree and I am also a self-confessed 80s tragic and I reckon the rose coloured glasses are fine  :cup:

Would love to see the backline of Alfie Langer, Wally Lewis, Mal Meninga, Gene Miles, Kerry Boustead running around again  8)

As I referred to in my earlier post seeing the efforts of someone like Ethan Lowe (who can't even get a start in Souths top side) rip in like he did gives me hope though that it is not all lost. Everyone raves about the flashy backs but good hard play from the forwards gives me great pleasure to watch
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on August 05, 2019, 03:02:11 PM
Is it legal to pick up fallen timber at the side of the road, or not ???

BiL & his Mrs have just come home from a weeks trip at https://www.bushcamping.com.au/ (https://www.bushcamping.com.au/) (which they reckon is a pretty awesome spot, by the way! :D).

While there, each day they had their usual morning walk out along the road, & picked up wood for the fire.

One day, the lady running the Park mentioned to them that it's actually illegal to do that, & that the :police: in the area have booked people for doing so :o

NB Not in a National Park, or over a fence into private property, just sticks & branches that have fallen & are lying on the roadside.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Mace on August 05, 2019, 03:27:56 PM
Is it legal to pick up fallen timber at the side of the road, or not ???


Not allowed on major highways in Vic, and many local government areas do not allow roadside collection.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on August 09, 2019, 09:10:40 AM
Sitting next to Brian Brown in the Virgin lounge this morning wondering, how do they relax with all the eyes following them around the room?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on August 09, 2019, 03:31:51 PM
Just looking at something on FleaBay & noticed an ad for these:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68kg-Locking-Drawer-Slides-Runners-350-800mm-Trailer-4WD-4X4-Fridge-/253991313458 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68kg-Locking-Drawer-Slides-Runners-350-800mm-Trailer-4WD-4X4-Fridge-/253991313458)

Thinking of putting a fridge slide in the back of the Territory so had a look.

Please have a look at the photo of the Engel on these slides part way down the page.

Aren't they fastened the wrong way around / inside out ???

Shouldn't the draw base be fastened to the extension part of the runner that we can see ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: corndog on August 09, 2019, 03:57:00 PM
Doesnt look like that slide is actually fixed down to anything as I dont see any fixing screws, but it could be fixed in another way. If you look to the far right of the pic there is another slide you can see that it could pair with. The fridge slide on the far left looks like it is smaller than the middle one. I can't  see how it would work that way if part of the fridge slide. Maybe just sat there for a picture. That's  how it looks to me and I have my glasses on.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on August 09, 2019, 08:37:26 PM
Should the mods just shut down the electrical thread and be done with it?


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on August 09, 2019, 08:43:04 PM
Should the mods just shut down the electrical thread and be done with it?


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 :cup: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2019, 12:33:12 PM
why is LPG for cars so expensive in perth... servo up the road from the office was 99.9!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on August 10, 2019, 12:41:01 PM
Should the mods just shut down the electrical thread and be done with it?

Nope. It's the best entertainment on the forum.....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on August 10, 2019, 01:01:48 PM
Nope. It's the best entertainment on the forum.....


and every other camping/4wd/caravanning forum as well....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hoyks on August 10, 2019, 01:57:03 PM
Just looking at something on FleaBay & noticed an ad for these:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68kg-Locking-Drawer-Slides-Runners-350-800mm-Trailer-4WD-4X4-Fridge-/253991313458 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68kg-Locking-Drawer-Slides-Runners-350-800mm-Trailer-4WD-4X4-Fridge-/253991313458)

Thinking of putting a fridge slide in the back of the Territory so had a look.

Please have a look at the photo of the Engel on these slides part way down the page.

Aren't they fastened the wrong way around / inside out ???

Shouldn't the draw base be fastened to the extension part of the runner that we can see ???

This one?
(https://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/12007532/images/lds-68-select_202__12.jpg)

You're right. You'd have a tough time sliding that back in.
Unless it just looks that way because there are 2 sets of tracks side by side and they have also slid out the one with no draw for demonstration purposes.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on August 10, 2019, 05:27:51 PM
Nope. It's the best entertainment on the forum.....
"The what's making news" (USA gun debate) thread isn't far behind it. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bkim on August 10, 2019, 10:47:09 PM
This one?
(https://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/12007532/images/lds-68-select_202__12.jpg)

You're right. You'd have a tough time sliding that back in.
Unless it just looks that way because there are 2 sets of tracks side by side and they have also slid out the one with no draw for demonstration purposes.


I'm probably wrong! but the Engel almost looks like it could be on a modified genuine Engel slide, on them, the tray the fridge is on, slides out, not racks on the side.
As Hoyks said the empty rack is not giving you a proper view of the slide the fridge is on, so it is very hard to see if they have somehow fitted the engel tray section to different slides

http://www.engelaustralia.com.au/2products_details_pid_13_productid_21400.html
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 13, 2019, 12:34:18 PM
when will people learn drink driving is ****ed


Police called to this one on the weekend on Mickleham Road. Car crashed through a fence and occupants did a runner. Said occupants located soon after at a bus stop waiting for a bus.

Driver told police he lost control while sculling beer. Learner driver subsequently blew .107.

Driver was refused bail and remanded in custody on 17 charges including handle stolen goods, drink driving, dangerous driving, committing indictable offences on bail, breaching bail conditions, leave scene of collision ....

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68402277_2351348754949989_92816596908638208_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQkxv-IrAoYHA5ME57ZFGWgiOU3MxWcxOlAalQvvpzumcZmBxYU4it6T1d9f7ksxkX4&_nc_ht=scontent.fmel8-1.fna&oh=44362b4a165d9f52ee9bfa78c06b8368&oe=5DDA1A26)

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on August 13, 2019, 06:53:46 PM
Because drinking is part of the Australian Culture, apparently
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2019, 11:29:11 AM
While watching the  Sydney stabbing frenzy, did you notice all of the strong, independent, fearless, females stepping up and putting their lives on the line to help stop the knife wielding maniac?

this style
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/028/912/fickifionawide.jpg)

No. Me neither.
(https://blackdragonblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/angry-feminist-300x224.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on August 16, 2019, 11:38:36 AM
What’s the weather like in Brisbane?
After a few days in southern NZ for work I am ready for some nice warm sunshine.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on August 16, 2019, 12:01:57 PM
About 40 ks North-West of Brissie. Not too sure about the rain forecast!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on August 16, 2019, 12:02:49 PM
What’s the weather like in Brisbane?
After a few days in southern NZ for work I am ready for some nice warm sunshine.


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It’s bloody terrible....

Oh wait, you’re not one of those fare weather friends coming to annoy us.
It’s just as you’d expect it to be around here.... ;)

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on August 16, 2019, 12:22:42 PM
Nice!
You know it is miserable in NZ when even the locals are complaining.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on August 16, 2019, 01:03:00 PM
I got chastised for criticizing Invercargill in this thread :( but I have had the pleasure of trying to work down there at this time of year and as I said in that post “you have my deepest sympathies”... ;)

The whole time I was there I kept wishing someone would put one of those massive hedges that they love so much all the way around me to get some shelter from those relentless Arctic winds.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on August 16, 2019, 01:04:35 PM
There will be some heat at Eden Park!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on August 16, 2019, 01:14:54 PM
There will be some heat at Eden Park!
What’s funny is that Kiwis raised the loss last weekend multiple times before I even got a chance to. I even had an old lady in the elevator at the hotel mention it to me. I think they might all be secretly happy they have a bit of competition again.



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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on August 16, 2019, 01:17:28 PM
I got chastised for criticizing Invercargill in this thread :( but I have had the pleasure of trying to work down there at this time of year and as I said in that post “you have my deepest sympathies”... ;)

The whole time I was there I kept wishing someone would put one of those massive hedges that they love so much all the way around me to get some shelter from those relentless Arctic winds.
It is the wind that is the killer, temp wise it was around 7-9 degrees during the day but the wind chill makes it seem much worse.
A nice place to curl up in front of a fire with an American Honey, either the Wild Turkey type or just the wild type if you can find one


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Mace on August 16, 2019, 01:54:54 PM

to get some shelter from those relentless Arctic winds.

There's your problem....  You were actually in Canada...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on August 16, 2019, 02:12:54 PM
There's your problem....  You were actually in Canada...
haha, I was wondering if anyone would pick up that one after I pressed send....  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on August 21, 2019, 10:37:28 AM
Is Microsoft Sharepoint a psychological experiment to mess with our heads, or is it simply the slowest, clumsiest and most painfully incompetent way to manage online documents...?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on August 21, 2019, 11:39:00 AM
Is Microsoft Sharepoint a psychological experiment to mess with our heads, or is it simply the slowest, clumsiest and most painfully incompetent way to manage online documents...?

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I use it everyday and it's sooooooooooooooooooooooo much better the the slow and clumsy way we had to handle shared documents in the past.
In the past it took ages to get the access code to log into VPN, wait for ever for the connection to be routed through a bunch of servers, only to find that someone else has the document open that I need and I'm not allowed to touch it.....

We have 27 staff here in AUS, about 50 staff in overseas factories, all working on the same files all the time with no issues at all.
I like the way I can see all of the files, but they're not downloaded to my PC until I actually open them. Working remote has just become a million times better with SharePoint.

The issue that I have with it is the ASIO level secturity that our IT nazi has deceided to set on EVERYTHING......  >:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on August 21, 2019, 11:55:00 AM
I use it everyday and it's sooooooooooooooooooooooo much better the the slow and clumsy way we had to handle shared documents in the past.
In the past it took ages to get the access code to log into VPN, wait for ever for the connection to be routed through a bunch of servers, only to find that someone else has the document open that I need and I'm not allowed to touch it.....

We have 27 staff here in AUS, about 50 staff in overseas factories, all working on the same files all the time with no issues at all.
I like the way I can see all of the files, but they're not downloaded to my PC until I actually open them. Working remote has just become a million times better with SharePoint.

The issue that I have with it is the ASIO level secturity that our IT nazi has deceided to set on EVERYTHING......  >:(

Sounds like yours is much better implemented than ours.  Our old EDMS system was miles quicker.
This morning I couldn't even get the folders to display correctly so I could select the document I just needed to read briefly.  It is usually much quicker if you get it to display in "Classic Sharepoint" but today I didn't even get that option.  Good thing I get paid by the hour....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2019, 04:09:14 PM
2 servos just now .

1.29 on one side of road

1.69 on other side of road ???

Hows that work
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on August 23, 2019, 05:04:08 PM
2 servos just now .

1.29 on one side of road

1.69 on other side of road ???

Hows that work

Was the expensive one a BP? Driving around town yesterday and every BP was 40c dearer than the others.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on August 23, 2019, 05:14:33 PM
2 servos just now .

1.29 on one side of road

1.69 on other side of road ???

Hows that work

Come on Bird....you know the answer.  Cartage costs.  At least 40c a litre dearer to travel to the other side of the road...   >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DrewXT on August 24, 2019, 08:41:31 AM
Sitting next to Brian Brown in the Virgin lounge this morning wondering, how do they relax with all the eyes following them around the room?
I'd have thought he'd be flying Air NZ dressed as a duck?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on August 28, 2019, 05:23:53 PM
Random question....How is it that on TV shows like Outback Truckers and the like, passengers in truck cab sleepers don't wear restraints?
Is it legal?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on August 28, 2019, 06:06:17 PM
Random question....How is it that on TV shows like Outback Truckers and the like, passengers in truck cab sleepers don't wear restraints?
Is it legal?

I have a better question.
Is it reality?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on August 28, 2019, 09:20:14 PM
If Turbo is your average truckie, we're in trouble.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 29, 2019, 10:45:13 AM
Quote from: Troopy_03
I have a better question.
Is it reality?
About as reality as I Dream of Jeanie.

Starts off normal, basic day driving 19 hours, camera shows few hours, DRAMA MUSIC - WILL TURBO GET THE LOAD OR NOT...  happy music, he made it....  then.......... DRAMA MUSIC AGAIN WILL TURBO MAKE IT OR NOT... happy music, he made it.

FFS its just Shit.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on August 29, 2019, 10:47:38 AM
I have a better question.
Is it reality?

I think it is is an awesome show
I clearly shows me which transport companies never to use
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Palmer on August 29, 2019, 10:51:43 AM
I think it is is an awesome show
I clearly shows me which transport companies never to use

HaHa, bloody good point
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on August 29, 2019, 11:51:13 AM
He's an embarrassment and a joke.
There's a lot of good professional drivers out there doing the right thing. We surely don't need a goose like that giving a bad name to the industry.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 29, 2019, 11:59:03 AM
Quote from: Champin
We surely don't need a goose like that giving a bad name to the industry.
there are plenty of overnighters that he is 100% spot on!!!
Few I worked with doing tanker work and their lack of sleep required week in week out would have killed me. We had one bloke in the lunchroom one day who sorta 'came to' and asked which depot he was in LMAO!!!!!  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: simmo_33 on August 29, 2019, 01:24:12 PM
If Turbo is your average truckie, we're in trouble.

Turbo definitely isn't your average truckie. He ended up doing time for fraud, for once A Current Affair did a good job back in 2016.
Big Rigs story below

https://www.bigrigs.com.au/news/turbo-cracks-it-then-ends-up-in-jail/3067424/ (https://www.bigrigs.com.au/news/turbo-cracks-it-then-ends-up-in-jail/3067424/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 30, 2019, 06:30:04 AM
About as reality as I Dream of Jeanie.

Starts off normal, basic day driving 19 hours, camera shows few hours, DRAMA MUSIC - WILL TURBO GET THE LOAD OR NOT...  happy music, he made it....  then.......... DRAMA MUSIC AGAIN WILL TURBO MAKE IT OR NOT... happy music, he made it.

FFS its just Shit.

The entire show is just an embarrassment to Australians.

Even the W.A. based desert collectors, sure, they find some good stuff, but the quality of the "hosts/actors" is just terrible.

The show that did surprise me a few years back was "Towies" with Clayton's Towing.
Pretty well done.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Palmer on August 30, 2019, 07:18:49 AM
The entire show is just an embarrassment to Australians.

Even the W.A. based desert collectors, sure, they find some good stuff, but the quality of the "hosts/actors" is just terrible.

The show that did surprise me a few years back was "Towies" with Clayton's Towing.
Pretty well done.

I wonder if desert collectors is done that way so that it seems like they are "the bloke next door"?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on August 30, 2019, 07:19:42 AM
The show that did surprise me a few years back was "Towies" with Clayton's Towing.
Pretty well done.
They are still showing it. Not sure what channel but I came across it a week or so ago. The episode I saw was a plane had crashed in some guys backyard and Clayton's were called in to get it out
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 30, 2019, 09:08:02 AM
I wonder if desert collectors is done that way so that it seems like they are "the bloke next door"?
it could only be that, or some bloke started it as home movies.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Palmer on August 31, 2019, 06:49:03 PM
it could only be that, or some bloke started it as home movies.

Definitely looks like home movie
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: briann532 on September 03, 2019, 06:52:51 PM
I am just wondering how we are supposed to address people when we talk to them today?

Sir? - nope - Gender defining
Maam? - nope Gender defining
Excuse me? No - apologetic for no reason
Hey you? - nope I could me inanimate or offended by a label
ahum? - No - too impersonal
Oi - No - colloquial and non inclusive
Hey kid? - no - ageist and possibly threating in a demeaning manner
Buddy? - Nope - Offensive to people who don't have lot of friends
Pal? - na ah - too personal an invasion of my space
Non gender specific, non binary humanoid? - No - offensive to aliens

No bloody wonder everyone just texts these days.

 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2019, 07:13:44 PM
I am just wondering how we are supposed to address people when we talk to them today?

Sir? - nope - Gender defining
Maam? - nope Gender defining
Excuse me? No - apologetic for no reason
Hey you? - nope I could me inanimate or offended by a label
ahum? - No - too impersonal
Oi - No - colloquial and non inclusive
Hey kid? - no - ageist and possibly threating in a demeaning manner
Buddy? - Nope - Offensive to people who don't have lot of friends
Pal? - na ah - too personal an invasion of my space
Non gender specific, non binary humanoid? - No - offensive to aliens

No bloody wonder everyone just texts these days.
sad and true.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: glenm64 on September 30, 2019, 10:14:52 AM
My random question for today.
Are people illiterate, or trying to be hip and cool when they name their kids today?

Kwintin
Soosin
Koopa

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 30, 2019, 10:22:22 AM
My random question for today.
Are people illiterate, or trying to be hip and cool when they name their kids today?

Kwintin
Soosin
Koopa
You forgot Jaxxxon.
blows ya mind eh.. think the poor little prick will have to spend the rest of its life in a queue getting the spelling of its name corrected on forms or having to spell it daily..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on September 30, 2019, 10:34:09 AM
I find it bad enough having to spell "Jones"
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 30, 2019, 10:42:11 AM
Sick of Roughing it? 2 million gets you comfort ..
Good luck exploring the high country in it LMAO



https://www.domain.com.au/living/inside-the-2-million-dollar-home-on-wheels-883290 (https://www.domain.com.au/living/inside-the-2-million-dollar-home-on-wheels-883290)
(https://res.akamaized.net/domain/image/upload/t_web/c_fill,w_600/v1569547753/67562986_1305233186300190_6154345813389606912_o_pd0lp8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 30, 2019, 10:57:15 AM
You forgot Jaxxxon.
blows ya mind eh.. think the poor little prick will have to spend the rest of its life in a queue getting the spelling of its name corrected on forms or having to spell it daily..

I like Callum Murray..... ;-)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on September 30, 2019, 06:21:34 PM
Read a report on a worker on the set for Celine Dion that was electrocuted while up in the rigging.

But he survived ???  How can that happen ??
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on October 01, 2019, 08:24:24 AM
How can that happen ??

Which bit ??? Getting electrocuted, or surviving a Celine concert >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on October 01, 2019, 09:06:49 AM
Read a report on a worker on the set for Celine Dion that was electrocuted while up in the rigging.

But he survived ???  How can that happen ??

depending on which dictionary definition you use, electrocute can mean death or injury.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on October 01, 2019, 06:28:55 PM
depending on which dictionary definition you use, electrocute can mean death or injury.

Never seen a reference to being "alive" after being electrocuted ?  That's what an electric shock is.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on October 01, 2019, 06:43:20 PM
Never seen a reference to being "alive" after being electrocuted ?  That's what an electric shock is.

You just read one...

more and more commonplace now...

Most dictionary definitions have changed to include injury as well as death...


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on October 01, 2019, 07:50:35 PM
You just read one...

more and more commonplace now...

Most dictionary definitions have changed to include injury as well as death...


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I was more pointing out that they used the wrong word when they reported it.
A quick google will "mostly" find you die from electrocution. Other references to injury, but not death are technically incorrect, but hey, in this day and age, anything goes ??   8) 8)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on October 02, 2019, 06:30:19 AM
I was more pointing out that they used the wrong word when they reported it.
A quick google will "mostly" find you die from electrocution. Other references to injury, but not death are technically incorrect, but hey, in this day and age, anything goes ??   8) 8)

if the definition in various dictionaries now include injury as well as death, it isn't incorrect...

technically or not...

either way, the bloke survived and they used the term correctly as it stands today
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on October 04, 2019, 02:49:22 PM
Surely this is a piss take...
https://www.theage.com.au/world/south-america/scoop-that-s-tough-to-swallow-guinea-pig-beetle-ice-cream-in-ecuador-20191004-p52xpw.html (https://www.theage.com.au/world/south-america/scoop-that-s-tough-to-swallow-guinea-pig-beetle-ice-cream-in-ecuador-20191004-p52xpw.html)

So... who has tried Guinea Pig Icecream ??? ???
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on October 04, 2019, 05:32:25 PM
Surely this is a piss take...
https://www.theage.com.au/world/south-america/scoop-that-s-tough-to-swallow-guinea-pig-beetle-ice-cream-in-ecuador-20191004-p52xpw.html (https://www.theage.com.au/world/south-america/scoop-that-s-tough-to-swallow-guinea-pig-beetle-ice-cream-in-ecuador-20191004-p52xpw.html)

So... who has tried Guinea Pig Icecream ??? ???
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Food’s a funny thing. Personally I’d consider guinea pig ice cream no worse than oysters or lambs fry!


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on October 04, 2019, 05:38:00 PM
Quote from: rockrat
... oysters or lambs fry!

and (https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EvenGlamorousHammerkop-size_restricted.gif) for them too
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 06, 2019, 09:59:01 AM
I was more pointing out that they used the wrong word when they reported it.
A quick google will "mostly" find you die from electrocution. Other references to injury, but not death are technically incorrect, but hey, in this day and age, anything goes ??   8) 8)

I agree, to a degree  ;D . Etymologically it is incorrect to use the term "electrocution" unless the person was executed by means of electricity. But because language is dynamic, and changes with common usage, there is no wrong use, really, if the term has become common usage, in that form.

fully sick eh?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on October 06, 2019, 11:39:47 AM
I agree, to a degree  ;D . Etymologically it is incorrect to use the term "electrocution" unless the person was executed by means of electricity. But because language is dynamic, and changes with common usage, there is no wrong use, really, if the term has become common usage, in that form.

fully sick eh?
Choice post, Bro  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on October 24, 2019, 10:19:27 AM
Question for all the ex-military blokes out there ...

There are letter codes to designate which country military gear, usually weapon's, originated from eg F is Oz so you have the F1 & F88; L is British for the L1A1 SLR; M is the Yanks - M16, M72 & 1000 others!

What are those codes actually called ???

Young bloke is in one of his games & just asked where a "R" rifle would come from, & that would appear to be South Africa as they have a R6 & so on.

Any thoughts ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: noel_w on October 25, 2019, 01:31:10 PM
Question for all the ex-military blokes out there ...

There are letter codes to designate which country military gear, usually weapon's, originated from eg F is Oz so you have the F1 & F88; L is British for the L1A1 SLR; M is the Yanks - M16, M72 & 1000 others!

What are those codes actually called ???

Young bloke is in one of his games & just asked where a "R" rifle would come from, & that would appear to be South Africa as they have a R6 & so on.

Any thoughts ???
I reckon 'R' would be a pirate rifle. Rrrrrrrr me hearties
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on October 25, 2019, 05:48:28 PM
Question for all the ex-military blokes out there ...

There are letter codes to designate which country military gear, usually weapon's, originated from eg F is Oz so you have the F1 & F88; L is British for the L1A1 SLR; M is the Yanks - M16, M72 & 1000 others!

What are those codes actually called ???

Young bloke is in one of his games & just asked where a "R" rifle would come from, & that would appear to be South Africa as they have a R6 & so on.

Any thoughts ???

In the mid 80's, I was the go-to bloke in the south of England if you needed three hole latrine seats or a 1000 sets of cutlery for your regimental garden party. Can't speak for other countries but in the UK they are called "L Numbers" ;D (or "N Numbers" for the navy). L is for "Land"

Edit: Just done a bit of a Google and it seems M stands for "Model" and F for "Forces".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_weapon_L_numbers

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 26, 2019, 05:39:54 AM
Are Minions gay?

Trying to find something to watch last night, (impossible task) and for a minute or three, i watched the start of the Minion movie.

There was no female Minion's.
There was a fair bit hugging.
There was lots of muffled talking.

What a friggin weirdo thing that is.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on October 26, 2019, 05:56:04 AM
Are Minions gay?

Trying to find something to watch last night, (impossible task) and for a minute or three, i watched the start of the Minion movie.

There was no female Minion's.


Mrs Dandy assures me that there are female Minions (with fig leaves over their lady bumps)

She is now frantically Googling to prove it.

Edit: With no luck. :-[

Edit 2: Now she has found that they wore starfish on their chests in the beach scene but are all definitely male.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on October 26, 2019, 07:48:48 AM
In the mid 80's, I was the go-to bloke in the south of England if you needed three hole latrine seats or a 1000 sets of cutlery for your regimental garden party. Can't speak for other countries but in the UK they are called "L Numbers" ;D (or "N Numbers" for the navy). L is for "Land"

Edit: Just done a bit of a Google and it seems M stands for "Model" and F for "Forces".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_weapon_L_numbers

Thanks Dandy :cup: Looks like I was up a gum tree ???

" Just done a bit of a Google" - what did you find it under ??? I couldn't come up with anything :-[
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on October 26, 2019, 08:16:35 AM
Thanks Dandy :cup: Looks like I was up a gum tree ???

" Just done a bit of a Google" - what did you find it under ??? I couldn't come up with anything :-[

I just Googled "L numbers" weapons I think and it came up with the Wikipedia link I posted.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQ_Z9tHuAwlUlN4UtitOVU1wesLOg%3A1572041656786&ei=uHOzXYfEL8XexgOZuom4Ag&q=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&oq=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&gs_l=psy-ab.3...44860.50676..51110...2.2..0.80.682.10......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j33i160j33i21j33i13i21.egiJbR-1yhQ&ved=0ahUKEwiHgJnEt7jlAhVFr3EKHRldAicQ4dUDCAs&uact=5 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQ_Z9tHuAwlUlN4UtitOVU1wesLOg%3A1572041656786&ei=uHOzXYfEL8XexgOZuom4Ag&q=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&oq=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&gs_l=psy-ab.3...44860.50676..51110...2.2..0.80.682.10......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j33i160j33i21j33i13i21.egiJbR-1yhQ&ved=0ahUKEwiHgJnEt7jlAhVFr3EKHRldAicQ4dUDCAs&uact=5)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: areyonga on October 26, 2019, 10:50:54 AM
OK random question, if teflon is nonstick then how do they get it to stick to the frypan ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 27, 2019, 06:57:45 AM
OK random question, if teflon is nonstick then how do they get it to stick to the frypan ???

Here ya go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEIFhFk0gpY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEIFhFk0gpY)

Complete with knowledgeable Pommy voice.....  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on October 27, 2019, 06:59:26 AM
What I want to know is, when you're watching a scary movie, when they switch the lights on in a big room or hallway etc, why do the lights make a loud clunk noise when they come on?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on October 27, 2019, 09:36:42 AM
Is a litre of "light" milk lighter than a litre of normal (if there is such a thing any more ) milk  ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on October 27, 2019, 10:08:42 AM
Is a litre of "light" milk lighter than a litre of normal (if there is such a thing any more ) milk  ???
Or is light milk heavier because it has less fat and more water and water is heavier than fat?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Robbo on October 27, 2019, 12:17:43 PM
What I want to know is, when you're watching a scary movie, when they switch the lights on in a big room or hallway etc, why do the lights make a loud clunk noise when they come on?
That's actually the sound of your sphincter snapping shut from fear.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on October 27, 2019, 04:26:35 PM
That's actually the sound of your sphincter snapping shut from fear.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on October 27, 2019, 06:23:45 PM
Is a litre of "light" milk lighter than a litre of normal (if there is such a thing any more ) milk  ???

It's probably heavier because fat is lighter than water.

I can never see the point of the stuff. There's hardly any fat in normal milk to start with. I'm sure it's just a marketing thing so that the dairies can pinch the cream off your milk while pretending that they are doing you a favour.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on October 27, 2019, 08:27:29 PM
In the theme of the scary movie post a few posts above and whilst I haven’t watched this show for a few years but why in CSI when they enter a crime scene in the middle of the day they all turn their torches on. Wouldn’t it be easier to turn the light switch on.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on October 27, 2019, 08:39:05 PM
Quote from: MDS69
Wouldn’t it be easier to turn the light switch on.

same in most movies... walk around dark scary rooms and Shit but never turn the light on.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on October 28, 2019, 06:00:26 PM
Why do screwdriver sets have an insulated screwdriver, if you can't do your own electrical work?

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tagman on October 28, 2019, 07:51:30 PM
If oranges were blue, what would we call them?


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on October 28, 2019, 07:59:43 PM
I just Googled "L numbers" weapons I think and it came up with the Wikipedia link I posted.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQ_Z9tHuAwlUlN4UtitOVU1wesLOg%3A1572041656786&ei=uHOzXYfEL8XexgOZuom4Ag&q=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&oq=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&gs_l=psy-ab.3...44860.50676..51110...2.2..0.80.682.10......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j33i160j33i21j33i13i21.egiJbR-1yhQ&ved=0ahUKEwiHgJnEt7jlAhVFr3EKHRldAicQ4dUDCAs&uact=5 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQ_Z9tHuAwlUlN4UtitOVU1wesLOg%3A1572041656786&ei=uHOzXYfEL8XexgOZuom4Ag&q=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&oq=%22L+Numbers%22+weapons&gs_l=psy-ab.3...44860.50676..51110...2.2..0.80.682.10......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j33i160j33i21j33i13i21.egiJbR-1yhQ&ved=0ahUKEwiHgJnEt7jlAhVFr3EKHRldAicQ4dUDCAs&uact=5)

L2A1 was my favourite weapon when I was in the Army.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on October 28, 2019, 08:01:33 PM
If oranges were blue, what would we call them?


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Eltons ( I guess that’s why they call them the blues) 😂😂😂
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Brisbane Puff on October 28, 2019, 08:35:22 PM
L2A1 was my favourite weapon when I was in the Army.

Was too bloody heavy unless cut back to the gas plug.. Short butt and an over shoulder sling was the go.... 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on October 28, 2019, 08:54:41 PM
Was too bloody heavy unless cut back to the gas plug.. Short butt and an over shoulder sling was the go....

Heavy compared to what?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Brisbane Puff on October 28, 2019, 09:24:42 PM
Heavy compared to what?

Compared to full length barrel and bipod. ... And while your at it, load up with tracer...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on October 29, 2019, 05:01:03 PM
Compared to full length barrel and bipod. ... And while your at it, load up with tracer...

I never got to use a modified version. Personally I never found it that heavy compared to the gpmg or mag58.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Brisbane Puff on October 29, 2019, 06:33:48 PM
I never got to use a modified version. Personally I never found it that heavy compared to the gpmg or mag58.

A lot lighter then compared to a pig.. About same rate of fire. Back to back 30 round mags still didn't match a 100 round belt though. But every inch shorter made a difference crawling through the J. And every kilo lighter made a difference too when carrying half a house. Usually trouble free, specially not picking up crap in the belt, but the piston tended to hob a bit, so needed to carry a spare.... Not many got a chance, depended on how flexible your OC was.... Never had MAG58's...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on October 30, 2019, 08:24:33 AM
Ok so is there actually a right way to launch a boat

Method 1 back trailer down till wheels are about half submerged and then kind of push boat off

Method 2 back trailer down to wheels are under water and float boat off

This debate went on for 4 hours around the campfire last weekend
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on October 30, 2019, 08:27:09 AM
A lot lighter then compared to a pig..

A lot! (Surprised Edz hasn't been in to comment on his "beloved" pig ;D)

& also fewer bits sticking out to get snagged on everything :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on October 30, 2019, 09:14:17 AM
Ok so is there actually a right way to launch a boat
I didnt know there was a right way... either work depending on boat ramp.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on October 30, 2019, 10:33:02 AM
Ok so is there actually a right way to launch a boat

Method 1 back trailer down till wheels are about half submerged and then kind of push boat off

Method 2 back trailer down to wheels are under water and float boat off

This debate went on for 4 hours around the campfire last weekend

Ha Ha both wrong. Tie a long rope to the bow of the boat, the other end to the trailer, reverse down the ramp at speed, when the wheels are just in the water slam on the brakes,boat self launches , drive forward slowly untill bow of boat is grounded.Easy peasy
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: moeite on October 30, 2019, 02:30:01 PM
Dunno about launching but this is how you retrieve it... :D

High speed boat retrieval (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nT9sXg3Wsk)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 01, 2019, 08:56:54 AM
Question for the people from the important state:

Does anyone really give a Shit about the Melbourne cup? Or even watch it?

Or just take the Monday off to make long weekend out of it :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on November 01, 2019, 11:42:08 AM
It's the sport of Kings. Can't say I've ever seen any of the royal family at the TAB.

Couldn't care less about it. It's an excuse for deckheads to dress up, get pissed and fight.
I've worked at a few and know to leave immediately after the last race. Years ago my wife and her sister had the bright idea to have the day a
at the races. Last race finishes and I say "time to go" as all the other humans were leaving. But instead we stayed as "we're not in a rush" the animals remained, a fight spilled over our picnic rug, some bird threw up next to us and drinks got spilled on us.

Never again.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on November 01, 2019, 12:37:47 PM
It's the sport of Kings. Can't say I've ever seen any of the royal family at the TAB.

Couldn't care less about it. It's an excuse for deckheads to dress up, get pissed and fight.
I've worked at a few and know to leave immediately after the last race. Years ago my wife and her sister had the bright idea to have the day a
at the races. Last race finishes and I say "time to go" as all the other humans were leaving. But instead we stayed as "we're not in a rush" the animals remained, a fight spilled over our picnic rug, some bird threw up next to us and drinks got spilled on us.

Never again.

Classy Melbournians. ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on November 01, 2019, 01:43:39 PM
Classy Melbournians. ;D

That’s what happens with daylight saving. You start drinking too early and it all gets messy.

😂😂😂
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on November 01, 2019, 02:11:01 PM
That’s what happens with daylight saving. You start drinking VB too early and it all gets messy.


Fixed.... ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 01, 2019, 07:39:45 PM
Quote from: #jonesy
It's the sport of Kings. Can't say I've ever seen any of the royal family at the TAB.
Couldn't care less about it. It's an excuse for deckheads to dress up, get pissed and fight.
thats exactly how I see it.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on November 02, 2019, 05:55:48 AM
Question for the people from the important state:

Does anyone really give a Shit about the Melbourne cup? Or even watch it?

Or just take the Monday off to make long weekend out of it :D

Bingo....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on November 02, 2019, 11:08:47 AM
That’s what happens with daylight saving. You start drinking VB too early and it all gets messy.

Fixed.... ;D

& I ftfy ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 03, 2019, 10:33:26 PM
Just when you didnt think TV could get anymore pathetic. or that humanity could sink any lower

Slow TV.. of a McDonalds Cheeseburger
(https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.898%2C$multiply_1%2C$ratio_1.776846%2C$width_1059%2C$x_0%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/w_800/q_86%2Cf_auto/e033cc75bed37af99784dcf1c13ebc4fcb9bd832)

https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/decade-old-mcdonald-s-burger-holds-cautionary-tale-for-iceland-20191103-p536yd.html (https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/decade-old-mcdonald-s-burger-holds-cautionary-tale-for-iceland-20191103-p536yd.html)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on November 04, 2019, 08:30:23 AM
Question for the people from the important state:

Does anyone really give a Shit about the Melbourne cup? Or even watch it?

Or just take the Monday off to make long weekend out of it :D
The original version of this video was visible last week. Then it disappeared. Apparently they were made to blur out faces.... Seems those in the video must have not been too proud of themselves.... Can't understand why?
https://youtu.be/bDsbWoWPn9U

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on November 05, 2019, 12:14:03 AM
Why would anybody have a need for so many power sockets in every room?

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html (https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on November 05, 2019, 10:00:09 AM
I wonder if they're actual live sockets, or does someone have weird ideas about interior decorating ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on November 05, 2019, 01:23:08 PM
Why would anybody have a need for so many power sockets in every room?

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html (https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html)

Drug lab?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on November 05, 2019, 04:58:23 PM
Drug lab?


I did wonder about that but all the pictures of drug labs I've seen have had about 57kW draining from a single socket through a web of dodgy extension leads. Those look professionally done.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2019, 06:49:21 PM
Why would anybody have a need for so many power sockets in every room?

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html (https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html)
Someone trying to run a server farm/cloud storage from home... :P
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on November 05, 2019, 08:26:39 PM
Someone trying to run a server farm/cloud storage from home... :P
Bit coin mining
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on November 06, 2019, 07:09:10 AM
Maybe it’s where the Power Rangers charge up. ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on November 06, 2019, 11:33:16 AM
Or where the Transformers live ??? >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on November 06, 2019, 06:39:26 PM


It's an excuse for deckheads to dress up, get pissed and fight.


Surely not..... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191106/7761974018381055d53e497857fb4440.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on November 06, 2019, 09:00:23 PM
Why would anybody have a need for so many power sockets in every room?

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html (https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65826048.html)
They’ve obviously read the electrical section on here and wanted to avoid being chastised for using a power board.... ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on November 07, 2019, 08:04:47 AM
They’ve obviously read the electrical section on here and wanted to avoid being chastised for using a power board.... ;)


Ohhhh snap and the comment of the year goes tooo  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 07, 2019, 02:26:07 PM
Question:
What is the advantage of a curved monitor V flat monitor?? Google gives me 2049230489 "reviews and options" that all clash... depending who wrote em.
They seem teh flavour of the minute at the minute, just not sure why....
you can also get some bigger sizes in curved with amazing resolutions...


Thoughts??
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on November 07, 2019, 03:48:00 PM
Question:
What is the advantage of a curved monitor V flat monitor?? Google gives me 2049230489 "reviews and options" that all clash... depending who wrote em.
They seem teh flavour of the minute at the minute, just not sure why....
you can also get some bigger sizes in curved with amazing resolutions...


Thoughts??

Straight screens are for straight people, curved screens are for bent people. ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: saph on November 07, 2019, 04:34:04 PM
Question:
What is the advantage of a curved monitor V flat monitor?? Google gives me 2049230489 "reviews and options" that all clash... depending who wrote em.
They seem teh flavour of the minute at the minute, just not sure why....
you can also get some bigger sizes in curved with amazing resolutions...


Thoughts??

curved ones are bloodu usless apparently they are for immersion and making your screen look bigger but really they are a waste of space, where 1 curved could fill my desk i use 3 and each does their own job for my needs.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on November 07, 2019, 09:22:38 PM
Straight screens are for straight people, curved screens are for bent people. ;D

How many people  use a tower and monitor still ??

Bought a laptop 6 or 7 yrs ago and found no use for the "old style" computer anymore !!

Me, laptop on my lap in front of the telly every night.
The missus, tablet on her lap in front of the telly every night.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 07, 2019, 09:45:15 PM
Quote from: gronk
How many people  use a tower and monitor still ??

Bought a laptop 6 or 7 yrs ago and found no use for the "old style" computer anymore !!

Me, laptop on my lap in front of the telly every night.
The missus, tablet on her lap in front of the telly every night.
2x 27inch screens at home 3 at work
PC at home Antec 900, but also for gaming.
same as this (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Antec_900.jpg)

also a few laptops, few tablets...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on November 08, 2019, 06:11:45 AM
I still use a desktop because it has lightroom on it for my photos. It used to run vista but updated it about half a lifetime ago to windows 10. I kinda dig my heels in a bit when the big co's supersede stuff to make you buy more. Oh and I've got a really old laptop that has all my music on iTunes. Stuffed if I can be buggered swapping it over to whatever.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on November 08, 2019, 06:15:13 AM
How many people  use a tower and monitor still ??

Bought a laptop 6 or 7 yrs ago and found no use for the "old style" computer anymore !!

Me, laptop on my lap in front of the telly every night.
The missus, tablet on her lap in front of the telly every night.

plenty, in my experience...

i just finished building a new mini AMD tower for home, which sits on the desk... new monitors to come...

got 8 years out of my previous tower.  easy (and cheaper) to keep going with incremental upgrades than a laptop.

tower at work, with two 32" monitors...

also have tablets at home, but no laptops.

horses for courses... considering pc components are still much easier to get and fit than laptop parts (and cheaper, normally as well), still a popular option. '!!'
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on November 08, 2019, 06:29:54 AM
It really depends on what you’re doing as to laptop or PC requirements.

I have a custom built PC and a really nice little Dell XPS laptop that I use when I travel for work.
The XPS is a great little unit, with touch screen that flips 180 degrees and works well as a tablet style screen. It’s nice and light, and good for doing most normal tasks pretty well.
But, and it’s a big BUT, it really struggles running any graphics hungry programs and is basically a brick if plugged into a dock and running multiple screens.

So I use the PC and 2 monitors for all of my day to day work and only use the laptop when traveling.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on November 08, 2019, 07:39:46 AM
It’s amazing when you sit back and assess it, 1 x desktop, 27” monitor, 3 x iPads, 1 x iPhone and that’s just for two people.  ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on November 08, 2019, 07:52:45 AM
I bought a Apple Mac Desktop and i will never go back to a laptop again
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on November 08, 2019, 09:10:28 AM
How many people  use a tower and monitor still ??
Quote

Me. A Dell XPS with two 24" monitors. I also have an XPS15 laptop but the desktop makes my job a lot easier.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on November 16, 2019, 08:27:26 AM
Will 2020 be the Year of Vision?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on November 16, 2019, 11:31:32 AM
Will 2020 be the Year of Vision?  ;D ;D

Only in hindsight
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on November 16, 2019, 11:52:46 AM
I bought a Apple Mac Desktop and i will never go back to a laptop again

Seems a few use their computer at home to do work ??
I use mine to surf the web, banking, storing photos.  So only need a laptop.  Could even get away with a tablet, but find them too small for looking at.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on November 16, 2019, 05:25:27 PM
Who takes a hammer to a drug text?
Re Chinese swimmer.
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on November 18, 2019, 11:50:40 AM
Question for all of the landscaping/mower people on here....

Is there any specific reason why ride-on mower decks are alloy instead of mild steel?
Or more specifically is there any reason I shouldn't change mine from alloy to steel?




Reason;
I found a big rock on the weekend and my alloy deck lost the fight.  :o

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Can get a replacement steel deck for the same price as an OEM alloy one.
Considering the original deck hasn't even lasted 150 hours. It actually blew the big hole in the side at about 50 hours and several patches have been riveted on there over the years to extend it's life, but it's all over now.
I'm thinking if this was mild steel I could easily cut out the damaged section and replace it with a new piece.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on November 18, 2019, 12:18:41 PM
Question for all of the landscaping/mower people on here....


My understanding is that you can easily cast much thicker than you can press, so check the thickness of the steel, if it's welded together it might be ok, if it's pressed out of sheet metal then it is likely pretty thin.

That is why cheap hand mowers are normally steel decked and expensive ones are cast, On a side note the top of the range Honda's actually have a plastic deck, my initial thought was that it would be crap, but a lawn mowing contractor did a comparison of the two, alternating them between lawns, after 4 years, the cast one had worn through, the plastic one was still in good condition though.

Found the pics

(http://www.indmowing.com.au/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8941&d=1478211075)

(http://www.indmowing.com.au/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8945&d=1478227820)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on November 18, 2019, 12:26:02 PM
My understanding is that you can easily cast much thicker than you can press, so check the thickness of the steel, if it's welded together it might be ok, if it's pressed out of sheet metal then it is likely pretty thin.

That is why cheap hand mowers are normally steel decked and expensive ones are cast, On a side note the top of the range Honda's actually have a plastic deck, my initial thought was that it would be crap, but a lawn mowing contractor did a comparison of the two, alternating them between lawns, after a couple of years, and several repairs later the cast one was stuffed, the plastic one still in good condition.
Cheers mate.
The deck is all welded from 3mm plate.
The fabricator mentioned higher grade mild steel, but I’m assuming it would just be something like 350 instead of the standard 250 grade. It wouldn’t be Bisalloy or anything like that.

I recon I’ll go with the steel one, at least I can patch it myself as required.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on November 18, 2019, 12:31:03 PM
Sounds like the steel is the pic then.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 27, 2019, 12:41:17 PM
My Husky had a fabricated steel deck, much stronger than pressed steel one.

Question: Why don't we paint the back of stop signs red?
Answer: So Jeepers can walk straight into one.

Friggin lump on my head, bark off my forehead..... friggin hurt.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DrewXT on November 27, 2019, 12:45:37 PM
Our Husky and Deutscher H26 both have steel decks...

The Deutscher has been fully replaced over the years (ours is about 27 years old), mostly due to the grass acids and the odd stones completely destroying it.

Last time I priced a new deck it was cheaper to make a new one from better quality steel

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Mace on November 27, 2019, 01:25:37 PM

Question: Why don't we paint the back of stop signs red?
Answer: So Jeepers can walk straight into one.

Friggin lump on my head, bark off my forehead..... friggin hurt.

Although heights may vary between states, I believe that between 2.4 and 2.5 metres to the bottom edge is the required height above a defined pathway......   You dont look that tall.......  :)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Robbo on November 27, 2019, 01:27:54 PM
My Husky had a fabricated steel deck, much stronger than pressed steel one.

Question: Why don't we paint the back of stop signs red?
Answer: So Jeepers can walk straight into one.

Friggin lump on my head, bark off my forehead..... friggin hurt.
Geeze Kev. Should have gone to Specsavers.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 27, 2019, 02:08:31 PM
I stopped to talk to ols Al coming off his cattle property.

Its the sign on the corner of Watsons road and the Coominya connection road.

Al yelled at me, to pull my head in.... then nearly fell off his tractor he laughed so hard.

It's not at legal height, I could've been killed.... where's that fukkin "I'm offended bus" when ya need it.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on November 27, 2019, 03:18:30 PM
You know when Ya dead?
You don't know when ya dead.
It's only those left behing that have that horrible feeling  you know that feeling.

It's the same when you're Stupid.


Oh, and there a lot of stupid people.
:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: glenm64 on November 27, 2019, 04:45:47 PM
You know when Ya dead?
You don't know when ya dead.
It's only those left behing that have that horrible feeling  you know that feeling.

It's the same when you're Stupid.


Oh, and there a lot of stupid people.
:(


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on November 29, 2019, 08:17:24 AM
Just wondering if Im the only one to have gotten a few emails about some onyx friday sales on today??

like '$1000 off Sony 75" 4K TV + New Price Blitz Deals' - nice markup they must have !

what bargains did you pick up?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: scrubber on November 29, 2019, 05:46:44 PM
Our Husky and Deutscher H26 both have steel decks...

The Deutscher has been fully replaced over the years (ours is about 27 years old), mostly due to the grass acids and the odd stones completely destroying it.

Last time I priced a new deck it was cheaper to make a new one from better quality steel

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I have a 48 year old Deutcher and it still has its original deck.  I also love the fact that I can ring the factory in Ballarat and still get parts for it!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on November 29, 2019, 07:05:57 PM
Just wondering if Im the only one to have gotten a few emails about some onyx friday sales on today??

like '$1000 off Sony 75" 4K TV + New Price Blitz Deals' - nice markup they must have !

what bargains did you pick up?
I saved 100%

Didn't buy a thing,
Oh except a box of beer, only cause its Friday, but that's a given.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gazza00 on November 29, 2019, 07:46:53 PM
Grabbed a Members Special from Dan     a couple cartons of Gt Northern cans at $44 ea
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on December 02, 2019, 07:01:06 PM
If you took a Tuk Tuk,
It would it become a Taken Taken?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on December 02, 2019, 07:45:13 PM
If you took a Tuk Tuk,
It would it become a Taken Taken?
The way some people speak it could be a tooken, tooken.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on December 03, 2019, 05:55:26 AM
The way some people speak it could be a tooken, tooken.
Ahahaha
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 03, 2019, 12:51:34 PM
Grabbed a Members Special from Dan     a couple cartons of Gt Northern cans at $44 ea

Is that the Super Crisp, or Original? If it's the original it may be OK. But the Supercrisp is overpriced midstrength swill.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 03, 2019, 03:22:28 PM
Quote from: Troopy_03
Is that the Super Crisp, or Original? If it's the original it may be OK. But the Supercrisp is overpriced midstrength swill.

I had great northern on tap out Ouyen way once... liked it that much bought a slab... had 2 cans threw the rest - so maybe I got the mid... but havent bothered since.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on December 05, 2019, 06:18:34 AM
I had great northern on tap out Ouyen way once... liked it that much bought a slab... had 2 cans threw the rest - so maybe I got the mid... but havent bothered since.

There's your problem. No beer that is drunk out of cans is any good. Glass stubbies all the way  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on December 05, 2019, 08:22:27 AM
There's your problem. No beer that is drunk out of cans is any good. Glass stubbies all the way  :cheers:
X2 
I don't mind Fat Yak. But made the mistake of buying tins to take camping. They were awful. Worse than the creek water....

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on December 05, 2019, 09:20:38 AM
If it’s not at a bar, it’s all beer out of cans all the time for me.
I hate taking glass camping, a bottle or 2 of wine is the only exception.
But I’ve seen waaaaaaaaaay too much broken glass at camp sites to let myself be part of that problem.

If you drink cans at home, they’re not such a shock when you go camping. ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on December 05, 2019, 09:53:47 AM
If you drink cans at home, they’re not such a shock when you go camping. ;)

I will have to take your word for it Pete. Not sure I could make myself actually buy them for home  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 05, 2019, 10:05:12 AM
Quote from: Pete79
If it’s not at a bar, it’s all beer out of cans all the time for me.
I hate taking glass camping, a bottle or 2 of wine is the only exception.
But I’ve seen waaaaaaaaaay too much broken glass at camp sites to let myself be part of that problem.
agree
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on December 05, 2019, 10:05:51 AM
Yeah I don’t need to impress anyone in my shed, so I save the beer snobbery for public places.
Then I only have craft beer from the most obscure breweries, like the rest of the cool kids these days.... ;D ;D


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on December 05, 2019, 08:52:06 PM
Is that the Super Crisp, or Original? If it's the original it may be OK. But the Supercrisp is overpriced midstrength swill.

Ha ha, every man and his dog has a different taste in beer... I used to drink Carlton Dry for yrs....recently changed to Great Northern Mid...same as I drink when at the club. Also lately been buying a few cartons of Coopers dry and also Asahi dry.  Whatever is on special each week.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on December 05, 2019, 10:17:58 PM
Seems everyone is drinking Great Northern, so thought I'd give it a try,
BUT,
the Original [full strength] is not available in Vic, only the sub standard sh!t.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 06, 2019, 04:43:57 AM
Seems everyone is drinking Great Northern, so thought I'd give it a try,
BUT,
the Original [full strength] is not available in Vic, only the sub standard sh!t.

Its called Great Northern for a reason.... of course the southerners get the watered down version.

Its not rocket science ya know.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on December 06, 2019, 05:39:12 AM
Seems everyone is drinking Great Northern, so thought I'd give it a try,
BUT,
the Original [full strength] is not available in Vic, only the sub standard sh!t.

Same as XXXX, was the biggest selling beer in Australia......the mid strength......at least the Queenslanders had some decency and kept the full strength  slop to themselves..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 06, 2019, 06:10:23 AM
Same as XXXX, was the biggest selling beer in Australia......the mid strength......at least the Queenslanders had some decency and kept the full strength  slop to themselves..

Many years ago, I used to drink XXXX, but I still can't stomach the XXXX Gold.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 06, 2019, 06:12:06 AM
Yeah I don’t need to impress anyone in my shed, so I save the beer snobbery for public places.
Then I only have craft beer from the most obscure breweries, like the rest of the cool kids these days.... ;D ;D


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In my shed I drink my beer. I only need to impress myself ;-)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on December 06, 2019, 06:30:27 AM
In my shed I drink my beer. I only need to impress myself ;-)
:cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 06, 2019, 07:01:58 AM
every beer I drink, ends up  a craft beer.

Can't Remember A Fukkin Thing.

Lucky for me, my wife does remember and then explains to me, the error of my ways..... over .... and over..... and over.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on December 06, 2019, 08:50:18 AM
So if you get a piccy snapped by the new phone spy cams holding  this note pad  Wonder if you will still get booked ..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 06, 2019, 01:45:52 PM
Would you try it?


Chernobyl vodka: First consumer product made in exclusion zone
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49251471 (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49251471)
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/ADE9/production/_108212544_mediaitem108212543.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on December 06, 2019, 04:31:52 PM
Would you try it?


Chernobyl vodka: First consumer product made in exclusion zone
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49251471 (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49251471)
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/ADE9/production/_108212544_mediaitem108212543.jpg)

Only in a nightclub. At least you could find your drink glowing in the dark.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 06, 2019, 05:34:50 PM
Only in a nightclub. At least you could find your drink glowing in the dark.
LOL... hadnt thought of that.. IM gettin some

damn

WARNING: Sorry, but we've only got one experimental bottle of ATOMIK  so far, so we can't sell you anything yet. But if you want to find out more about what we're trying to do please carry on reading.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on December 06, 2019, 07:40:24 PM
I would drink it no worries.
I mean it’s got a picture of a nice fluffy chernobyl rabbit on the label, how toxic could it be?? ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on December 07, 2019, 08:49:20 AM
I would drink it no worries.
I mean it’s got a picture of a nice fluffy chernobyl rabbit on the label, how toxic could it be?? ;)

C'mon, Pete - anybody can see that's not a rabbit, cause it hasn't got long floppy ears & a little fluffy tail!

I reckon it's probably a hamster ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on December 07, 2019, 03:53:35 PM
A bloke has just posted this up on another forum, as a still taken from the "Croc Wrangler" TV show:

https://imgur.com/a/Jy7IRiz (https://imgur.com/a/Jy7IRiz)

"Interesting" towing arrangement, to say the least! :police: >:D

Would there be any way that could be legal ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 07, 2019, 06:09:55 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
Would there be any way that could be legal ???
private farm land.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 08, 2019, 08:14:06 PM
Question: why have they waited until now to bring in water restrictions?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: corndog on December 08, 2019, 09:01:47 PM
All done for the tv program. Anything goes to make the show look better.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on December 08, 2019, 09:44:10 PM
Question: why have they waited until now to bring in water restrictions?

Who, or where ??
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 09, 2019, 08:37:34 AM
Who, or where ??
https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/conservation/level-two-water-restrictions-to-kick-in-for-sydney-and-surrounds/news-story/f46b18c97ffa8ffa2986d41060e8aad3 (https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/conservation/level-two-water-restrictions-to-kick-in-for-sydney-and-surrounds/news-story/f46b18c97ffa8ffa2986d41060e8aad3)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on December 09, 2019, 01:26:11 PM
Is it just me or does this make no sense whatsoever?

Quote
Woolstores Shopping Centre has convenient parking, with the first hour FREE!  There is no time limit on our parking now, so you can park for as long as you like. Please Note: charges apply if parking for more than 1 hour
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on December 09, 2019, 01:28:22 PM
Is it just me or does this make no sense whatsoever?

you can park as long as you like, but if it's for more than one hour, you will be charged...

not sure what the issue is?

maybe they had parking time limits, but removed them in favour of this type of scheme instead?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on December 09, 2019, 02:53:59 PM
I have been told  that you can, in NSW, turn across double lines into a business, provided it is done in a safe manner?

Are they having a lend of me?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 09, 2019, 02:59:33 PM
Now, here is a little pearl of wisdom.

In Qld, a driver on red P's can't drive a car with a Mod Plate fitted.

So, the FB wagon we are currently building for the mates young fella, can't have a Mod Plate.
The FB wagon, has never had seat belts from new and if we fit seat belts, it has to be mod plated.
We can however, send him out with no seat belts and that's legal.

Oh well, at least he will learn to drive.
Warmed up grey motor, crash box on low gear, no seat belts and drum brakes.

He's a good kid, he'll be fine..... but what a dumb arse situation. "Why is it so?"
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: JusyApples on December 09, 2019, 03:53:43 PM
I have been told  that you can, in NSW, turn across double lines into a business, provided it is done in a safe manner?

Are they having a lend of me?
You can enter or leave the roadway (driveway) across a double unbroken dividing line.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on December 09, 2019, 05:25:59 PM
So a lend it was, ta for that.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Brij on December 09, 2019, 08:16:14 PM
Water pump automatic pressure control.

Just got a new water pump for the house. Tank supply, with about 10psi of supply pressure from tank on hill.

Pump gets to about 60psi and just continues to run. No taps on, and no leaks I can find. If I turn pump off it will hold pressure.

Old pump just had a simple adjustable pressure switch. Had it set to come on at about 15psi (just above static supply pressure), and turn off at about 35psi (just above pressure when showering).

Is there anyway to adjust these auto pressure/flow controllers?
Little screw on the end of the cone shaped housing appears to do nothing. ???

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on December 09, 2019, 10:19:29 PM
you can park as long as you like, but if it's for more than one hour, you will be charged...

not sure what the issue is?

Reading it back, neither can I. I originally read it in the context of a search for free parking.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on December 10, 2019, 08:51:39 AM
how is that a thread about fire warnings can become just as explosive (pardon the pun) as anything in the electrical section?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on December 10, 2019, 11:04:29 AM
Simples. Climate Change

Rather, as soon as people start bringing it up then off we go  :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 10, 2019, 02:40:19 PM
Simples. Climate Change

Rather, as soon as people start bringing it up then off we go  :cup:
(https://i.imgflip.com/206nvj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on December 10, 2019, 06:59:06 PM
How can the Qld government even think about having the olympic games when they can't even duplicate a bloody highway that's been there for a 100 years   ??? ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: briann532 on December 10, 2019, 07:55:26 PM
How can the Qld government even think about having the olympic games when they can't even duplicate a bloody highway that's been there for a 100 years   ??? ???

Easily...........

If we create the hype and hysteria of an event like that, you'll forget what a shyte job we're doing of what we are meant to be doing.

Oooooooooooh look a fluffy white puppy. Awwwwwww.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on December 10, 2019, 08:08:38 PM
How can the Qld government even think about having the olympic games when they can't even duplicate a bloody highway that's been there for a 100 years   ??? ???

Just like in Blazing Saddles, fake facades. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: noel_w on December 11, 2019, 08:39:35 AM
Easily...........

Oooooooooooh look a fluffy white puppy. Awwwwwww.
Unfortunately we have been sold a pup with the current crop of pollies of any persuasion
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 11, 2019, 09:04:20 AM
Quote from: noel_w
Unfortunately we have been sold a pup with the current crop of pollies of any persuasion

have to say thats the truest statement ever posted here. Well except for Nissans are better than yoitaz
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on December 12, 2019, 09:18:26 AM
Question: is there a public holiday coming up?

I noticed that fuel went from $1.35 to $1.79.9 overnight....

I'm tipping that there is the distinct possibility of it.. Its the "Cycle" ya know. Down when theres no holiday, up when there is...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tedota on December 12, 2019, 10:17:56 AM
Yeah Christmas. One big F%**#@^ cycle.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on December 12, 2019, 06:27:40 PM
Question: is there a public holiday coming up?

I noticed that fuel went from $1.35 to $1.79.9 overnight....

I'm tipping that there is the distinct possibility of it.. Its the "Cycle" ya know. Down when theres no holiday, up when there is...

Genuine question.
Why is the price of diesel so stable but unleaded is out of control.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: briann532 on December 12, 2019, 07:53:16 PM
Why does everything have to be finished "By Christmas"  ?????????????????

Really, the world does keep going. It has done for billions of years so I'm pretty darn sure it's going to tick over nicely into 2020, albeit with a few headaches, but next year will go on despite what that twit Greta says.

Yes it can wait till next year, and if you really wanted it done "By Christmas" perhaps you should have though about it in say, March, April, even October or November, but NOOOOOO!!!! You leave it till Aunty Mavis is coming and need it done urgently.
Honestly it gets worse every year.
(Or maybe I just get less tolerant  :-[)

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Post by: rockrat on December 12, 2019, 08:03:53 PM
Genuine question.
Why is the price of diesel so stable but unleaded is out of control.
Shhh... they might hear you!


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Post by: Pete79 on December 12, 2019, 08:28:19 PM
Genuine question.
Why is the price of diesel so stable but unleaded is out of control.
Talk about speaking too soon.... ;)

“Why Diesel Prices Are Set To Soar;
The world is ticking down to a deadline that promises to have major ramifications in the global fuel markets. On January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will require the sulfur content in marine fuel to drop from a maximum of 3.5% down to 0.5%.

This rule continues a trend of limiting the sulfur content in fuels (which originates from the sulfur contained in crude oil). Europe began tightening sulfur specifications in the 1990s, and the U.S. began to phase in ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006.

Prior to implementation of the ULSD standard in the U.S., gasoline often traded at a premium to diesel. But meeting the ULSD standards required refineries to invest billions of dollars into equipment to remove the sulfur. This drove up diesel prices in two ways.

First, the cost to produce diesel was simply higher due to additional capital and operating costs.

Second, this meant that refiners had to be more selective about purchasing high-sulfur (“sour”) crude oils. This drove down the demand for sour crudes and drove up the demand for lower sulfur (“sweet”) crudes, increasing the price differential between the two grades.

So refiners had to pay more for sweet crudes, or invest heavily into new equipment that could remove the sulfur from the sour crudes. The net result was that after 2006, the price differential between gasoline and diesel flipped.

It has been estimated that the new IMO rules will apply to 3.5 million barrels per day of high-sulfur fuel oil, although post combustion gas scrubbers may allow some vessels to continue using the high-sulfur fuel. Most marine vessels will have to switch to cleaner distillate fuels like low-sulfur diesel, which will increase demand significantly.

As with the previous USLD switch, the new regulations will increase the cost to produce marine fuel, and it will again put upward pressure on the price of sweet crudes and downward pressure on sour crudes.

Refineries are certainly gearing up for the increase in diesel demand. But given the time, complexity, and expense of increasing capacity to meet the new demand, it is possible that there will be insufficient supplies when the new specifications come into effect.

In any case, it seems certain that diesel prices are set to rise, and perhaps significantly. Low sulfur crudes like West Texas Intermediate (WTI) will likely see demand spike as well.”
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Post by: Bird on December 13, 2019, 09:38:53 AM
Talk about speaking too soon.... ;)

“Why Diesel Prices Are Set To Soar;
The world is ticking down to a deadline that promises to have major ramifications in the global fuel markets. On January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will require the sulfur content in marine fuel to drop from a maximum of 3.5% down to 0.5%.
Didnt they drop the sulphur years back and everyones fuel pumps Shit themselves?


This is interesting - rusty?
https://www.axi-international.com/ultra-low-sulfur-diesel-ulsd/ (https://www.axi-international.com/ultra-low-sulfur-diesel-ulsd/)


also interesting


The move towards ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD) in the last ten years has been great for the environment. Millions of tons of sulfur gases have been prevented from entering the atmosphere, and that’s good for things like preventing acid rain. But these ULSD fuels attract more water and are less resistant to microbes than the higher sulfur diesel fuels from before 2006. So when you’re linking this to the issue of fuel contamination, this fuel change means that today’s diesel fuels are far more likely to develop contaminants like microbes, biomass, sludge and water.
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Post by: Pete79 on December 13, 2019, 09:45:03 AM
Didnt they drop the sulphur years back and everyones fuel pumps Shit themselves?
Yes.

This is specifically for maritime vessels, that have been using the old fuel until now.

3.5 million barrels per day is currently used to move our junk around the oceans. Forcing them to move to the cleaner fuels will have a measurable effect on our pump prices.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2020, 10:29:13 AM
Can anyone tell me why Belle Gibson's not in jail? she 'refuses' to pay 500k fines..

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/sheriff-raids-belle-gibson-s-northcote-house-to-recoup-500-000-fine-20200122-p53tod.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/sheriff-raids-belle-gibson-s-northcote-house-to-recoup-500-000-fine-20200122-p53tod.html)
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Post by: Champin on January 23, 2020, 12:07:49 PM
Can anyone tell me why Belle Gibson's not in jail? she 'refuses' to pay 500k fines..

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/sheriff-raids-belle-gibson-s-northcote-house-to-recoup-500-000-fine-20200122-p53tod.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/sheriff-raids-belle-gibson-s-northcote-house-to-recoup-500-000-fine-20200122-p53tod.html)
Reckon the tax Dept needs to have a good long look at her too. An income of $15000 & $20000 in 2016 and 2017? And living in a $600/ week apartment? Yeah sure!

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Post by: Bird on January 23, 2020, 06:35:22 PM
Reckon the tax Dept needs to have a good long look at her too. An income of $15000 & $20000 in 2016 and 2017? And living in a $600/ week apartment? Yeah sure!

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Oh it gets better..

Cancer fraudster Belle Gibson has become part of Ethiopia’s Oromo community with a video surfacing of her discussing the struggles “back home”. BACK HOME???????

Gibson, who has adopted the name “Sabontu”, talks to community Shabo Media about the diaspora and hopes for local political hero Jawar Mohammed and the country’s leader Abiy Ahmed.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/cancer-fraud-belle-gibson-goes-ethiopian-20200123-p53u5q.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/cancer-fraud-belle-gibson-goes-ethiopian-20200123-p53u5q.html)
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Post by: Fizzie on January 24, 2020, 07:55:19 AM
Nah, that's fair enough ...

We've been getting ripped off by Nigerians for years now, so it's only fair that people over there start getting ripped off by Aussies >:D ::)

Because there's no two ways - she's going to have her hand in their bank accounts! >:(
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Post by: Bird on January 24, 2020, 08:38:09 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
Because there's no two ways - she's going to have her hand in their bank accounts! >:(

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

Quote
Cancer fraudster Belle Gibson’s latest guise has unravelled with Victoria’s Oromo community rejecting suggestions she has joined their ranks after a video surfaced of her claiming she had reinvented herself as a member of the Ethiopian tribal group.

Donning a headscarf and praising Allah, Ms Gibson, who was found guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct over the fake cancer scandal, has claimed to have been volunteering for the community group for about four years and was involved in efforts to raise money for its leaders “back home”.

She has also taken on the name “Sabontu”.

The president of the Australian Oromo Community Association in Victoria, Tarekegn Chimdi, rejected Ms Gibson's claims when they were put to him on Thursday. telling The Australian that he had only just learned about her “shameful story”.

He said she was not a registered volunteer with the organisation and background checks were typically conducted on ­official volunteers.

Dr Chimdi said he had seen her at events just two or three times and thought someone had brought her.

“We hadn’t been aware of this woman and we do not know her backstory,” he said.

Ms Gibson attracted national attention when she was fined $410,000 by the Federal Court in 2017 for breaking consumer law regarding her claims that she had cured terminal brain cancer with diet and alternative therapies.



https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/belle-gibson-adopted-by-ethiopian-community/news-story/7947e2e0c3ef96814e3d1352605b61e2 (https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/belle-gibson-adopted-by-ethiopian-community/news-story/7947e2e0c3ef96814e3d1352605b61e2)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on January 25, 2020, 09:36:08 AM
I have been watching some of the BBL cricket recently.
Pretty well every batter who prepares to bat at whichever end needs to scratch around like a demented chicken looking for grubs making marks on the crease.
Why don't the line markers just add the wicket positions on the crease line with a roofing nail or such?
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Post by: terravista on January 25, 2020, 09:40:23 AM
When planes land we see big smoke signals from the tyre on tarmac kiss. This would indicate tyre wear adding costs to flights in maintenance and probably wearing to the bitumen.
Why don't the plane makers add wind turbine blades to the wheels so they can spin up to speed before landing?
Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on January 25, 2020, 09:40:45 AM
I have been watching some of the BBL cricket recently.
Pretty well every batter who prepares to bat at whichever end needs to scratch around like a demented chicken looking for grubs making marks on the crease.
Why don't the line markers just add the wicket positions on the crease line with a roofing nail or such?
I’d suggest a couple of reasons:
1. Any marking or nail would quickly wear away or become exposed
2. it’s just part of the ritual of the game


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Post by: terravista on January 25, 2020, 10:14:21 AM
I’d suggest a couple of reasons:
1. Any marking or nail would quickly wear away or become exposed
2. it’s just part of the ritual of the game


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But a 10mm hole with chalk dropped in should be fine, and there are a heap of rituals already been dropped due to better technology.
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Post by: Aussie Iron on January 25, 2020, 03:04:22 PM
When planes land we see big smoke signals from the tyre on tarmac kiss. This would indicate tyre wear adding costs to flights in maintenance and probably wearing to the bitumen.
Why don't the plane makers add wind turbine blades to the wheels so they can spin up to speed before landing?

That was invented years ago and some started to use it but the tyre makers said it was bad for the tyres and wouldn't warrant the tyres if they continued to use them.
So it stopped.

Dan.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on January 25, 2020, 04:22:05 PM
That was invented years ago and some started to use it but the tyre makers said it was bad for
them as tyres wouldn't wear out & have to be replaced so quickly >:D

FTFY
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Titfish on January 25, 2020, 07:57:09 PM
I wonder if birds ever suffer from vertigo?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on January 26, 2020, 07:19:41 AM
how does a blind person know when they've finished wiping their arse?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: brickiematt on January 26, 2020, 07:26:07 AM
how does a blind person know when they've finished wiping their arse?

Scratch and sniff??
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Post by: Robbo on January 26, 2020, 07:37:22 AM
Scratch and sniff??


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on January 26, 2020, 07:43:43 AM
Scratch and sniff??

Thats Gold  >:D
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Post by: terravista on January 26, 2020, 08:28:36 AM
Thats Gold  >:D



Gold?????? Must have been eating lots of saffron spice.
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Post by: ronmac on January 26, 2020, 09:47:47 AM
how does a blind person know when they've finished wiping their arse?
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I didn't think you would stoop that low.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on January 26, 2020, 10:08:55 AM
I didn't think you would stoop that low.

Sorry, promise I'll behave from now on.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2020, 01:05:39 PM
Where's the Aussie Day Lamb Ad ??? :'(
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Post by: Spada on January 26, 2020, 04:35:44 PM
Where's the Aussie Day Lamb Ad ??? :'(

MLA (Meat & Livestock Australia) have decided to move away from a targeted "Australia Day" campaign and make it a summer wide campaign. Apparently there will be a new add out in a day or two, but it will be a broader message? Sounds like PC BS to me ?

It's fair to say though that supply of lambs to market is a real problem also, they largely either died of starvation in the paddocks or got burnt in the fires  :'( I know a sheep farmer in NSW who's flock of 4000 is now down to around 900, and most of his ewe's walked off and left their lambs cause they simply couldn't feed them.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Foo on January 26, 2020, 06:27:40 PM
WTF do you do when your marriage of 37yrs ends, without warning?  :'(

Foo
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Robbo on January 26, 2020, 07:34:44 PM
WTF do you do when your marriage of 37yrs ends, without warning?  :'(

Foo
I asume you are referring to yourself Foo? If so, it must be one hell of a shock. I feel for you mate.

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Post by: macca on January 26, 2020, 08:56:54 PM
WTF do you do when your marriage of 37yrs ends, without warning?  :'(

Foo
You dont beat yourself up and talk to GOOD mates, they will help see the light at the end of the tunnel

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Post by: Troopy_03 on January 27, 2020, 06:29:00 AM
Where's the Aussie Day Lamb Ad ??? :'(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEYSrWaBrNM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEYSrWaBrNM)
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Post by: Marcus73 on January 27, 2020, 07:42:35 AM
WTF do you do when your marriage of 37yrs ends, without warning?  :'(

Foo

I won’t sugar coat it as speaking from experience, it’s gonna be tough BUT things will get better. There’ll be shock, sadness and anger BUT it will get better. While it’ll be tough to do at times and depending on circumstance, try to keep things as civil as possible as it will make things easier. As mentioned and without a doubt, the biggest thing that will get you through as painless as possible..... stay chatty. To friends, to family, to random strangers, just do it!


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Post by: austastar on January 27, 2020, 01:17:20 PM
WTF do you do when your marriage of 37yrs ends, without warning?  :'(

Foo
Hi,
    Get as much help as you can. Stay social, don't hibernate and stew on it.
Sift through the wreckage and rescue what you can; together if at all possible. Yes, the team is broken now, but it worked for years, and some were fun. You are not enemies, you shared a lot. Some of that will still be there, see if you can find it, even as you go your separate ways.
Cheers

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Post by: Hairs on January 27, 2020, 03:23:21 PM
WTF do you do when your marriage of 37yrs ends, without warning?  :'(

Foo

Shit mate, couldn't image what's going through your head atm.
I hope you've got a mate that is within ear shot, or reach out to one of the mant groups that help us guys when Shit hits the fan.
Also some good advice from the guys above.
Take care of yourself and I hope it is not too long a road for you.

Jon 
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Post by: Fizzie on January 27, 2020, 04:42:00 PM
MLA (Meat & Livestock Australia) have decided to move away from a targeted "Australia Day" campaign and make it a summer wide campaign. Apparently there will be a new add out in a day or two, but it will be a broader message? Sounds like PC BS to me ?

A "summer wide campaign" starting at the beginning of February ???

Ummm, didn't summer officially start back on 1/12 ???

I'd agree that it's been PC-canned & they're trying to come up with a replacement of some sort :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2020, 06:42:28 AM
This Coronavirus is real bad news..

1 - why are we letting people in the country still from that place?
2 - Gov co are worried about the "hit" to the economy from chinese tourists and students.. (https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/bad-news-on-bad-news-virus-could-land-2-3b-hit-to-the-economy-20200127-p53v0t.html) nto coming here blah blah..... maybe we shouldnt have to rely on them to survive in teh first place.. shouldnt our health come first ??? ??? ???
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Post by: noel_w on January 28, 2020, 09:47:20 AM
WTF do you do when your marriage of 37yrs ends, without warning?  :'(

Foo
Been there, got the T shirt. It can be sh!t for the first couple of years but it does get better. In fact I didn't realise it at first but it has been a good release for me, I didn't realise how much a narcissist she was. So not all bad news for me. She didn't like camping and my new partner does so win win.
Talk to your mates if you need to. Or talk to us here. Myswag was one of the things that got me through it all.
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Post by: MarkGU on January 28, 2020, 09:51:16 AM
Been there, got the T shirt. It can be sh!t for the first couple of years but it does get better. In fact I didn't realise it at first but it has been a good release for me, I didn't realise how much a narcissist she was. So not all bad news for me. She didn't like camping and my new partner does so win win.
Talk to your mates if you need to. Or talk to us here. Myswag was one of the things that got me through it all.
Margie looks after you a bit too well Noel  >:D  ;D

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Post by: noel_w on January 28, 2020, 09:55:49 AM
Margie looks after you a bit too well Noel  >:D ;D
And I thought it was the other way round, sheesh  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on January 28, 2020, 12:18:53 PM
Anyone seen Pat the hats new Amarok? With all the work/ engineering/ money he's spent on it, why didn't he just buy a dodge ram or f truck? Some people got too damn much money. Oh well...if you got it, flaunt it.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on January 28, 2020, 12:25:57 PM
This Coronavirus is real bad news..

1 - why are we letting people in the country still from that place?
2 - Gov co are worried about the "hit" to the economy from chinese tourists and students.. (https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/bad-news-on-bad-news-virus-could-land-2-3b-hit-to-the-economy-20200127-p53v0t.html) nto coming here blah blah..... maybe we shouldnt have to rely on them to survive in teh first place.. shouldnt our health come first ??? ??? ???
Is this coronavirus that bad or is it just another weird arse scheme to drive people into panic buying? Look at the stats and way, way, way more people die of the common flu virus each year. In the tens of thousands around the world. Like the flu, it appears it's mainly the old and weak that are dying.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2020, 12:27:43 PM
Anyone seen Pat the hats new Amarok? With all the work/ engineering/ money he's spent on it, why didn't he just buy a dodge ram or f truck? Some people got too damn much money. Oh well...if you got it, flaunt it
Your assuming he paid for the mods.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on January 28, 2020, 12:35:45 PM
Yeah good point birdman. What do ya reckon if didn't? $200k+?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2020, 12:52:22 PM
Quote from: Champin
Yeah good point birdman. What do ya reckon if didn't? $200k+?

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havent seen it, but anyone who spends 200k on a dual cab like that is a fool
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on January 28, 2020, 03:15:49 PM
havent seen it, but anyone who spends 200k on a dual cab like that is a fool
Yep. I agree. But I suppose it's all relative. $200k to some might be like $200 to others. And like you said, most of it was probably supplied by his sponsors.

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Post by: Hairs on January 28, 2020, 06:22:48 PM
FFS, what purpose do mosquitoes serve in Nature? Other than to pi55 me off.
Really, walk outside, the _____ers are on to ya.
Open the criuser door, a dozen slip inside, the whole trip there is mozzies buzzing around.
Yesterday, I needed to change a pulley on the Zero turn, 3 bloody pedestal fan flats out, not to keep my cool, even tho it was warm, no just to keep the mozzies away.
Everyone it saying what A PITA they are.

Ahhh, except yesterday at Toommy's Rock Lookout, scorched country after the fires that ripped through the Clarence valley.
Not even a bird to be heard.


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Post by: Hairs on January 28, 2020, 06:25:31 PM
Sorry for the pics being sideways
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: noel_w on January 28, 2020, 08:39:03 PM
Sorry for the pics being sideways
You lying down on the job again?  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on January 29, 2020, 06:25:21 AM
You lying down on the job again? 
Having a Nanna Nap
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on January 31, 2020, 12:12:01 PM
I wonder why this joint hasn't rated a mention in the news, given its location.

Wuhan Institute of Virology
http://english.whiov.cas.cn/Home2016/

Wuhan Institute of Virology mission targeting for population health, agriculture and sustainable development strategies and public safety needs of the country, relying on high-level biosafety laboratory cluster platform, focusing on virology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology and emerging biotechnology basic and applied basic research and other aspects.

A search for "corona" on the site reveals they have been experimenting with the corona virus for a few years.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on January 31, 2020, 02:02:30 PM
I wonder why this joint hasn't rated a mention in the news, given its location.

Wuhan Institute of Virology
http://english.whiov.cas.cn/Home2016/

Wuhan Institute of Virology mission targeting for population health, agriculture and sustainable development strategies and public safety needs of the country, relying on high-level biosafety laboratory cluster platform, focusing on virology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology and emerging biotechnology basic and applied basic research and other aspects.

A search for "corona" on the site reveals they have been experimenting with the corona virus for a few years.




Maybe they experimented a bit too much and it escaped 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2020, 03:21:28 PM
I wonder why this joint hasn't rated a mention in the news, given its location.

Wuhan Institute of Virology
http://english.whiov.cas.cn/Home2016/

Wuhan Institute of Virology mission targeting for population health, agriculture and sustainable development strategies and public safety needs of the country, relying on high-level biosafety laboratory cluster platform, focusing on virology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology and emerging biotechnology basic and applied basic research and other aspects.

A search for "corona" on the site reveals they have been experimenting with the corona virus for a few years.
How concerned are they

China building 1,000-bed hospital in 10 days to treat coronavirus
https://www.dezeen.com/2020/01/27/china-wuhan-huoshenshan-hospital-coronavirus/ (https://www.dezeen.com/2020/01/27/china-wuhan-huoshenshan-hospital-coronavirus/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2020, 10:58:51 AM
photo of that hospital
(https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.252%2C$multiply_1.0582%2C$ratio_1.5%2C$width_756%2C$x_0%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/q_86%2Cf_auto/d8d692ec366310b1e0d899d1d6e4a6f847060dc8)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MattNQ on February 04, 2020, 12:03:30 PM
photo of that hospital


Struth, they don't muck around! Be lucky to have the footings done in 10 days in Australia.
Found a few more photos - hundreds of dongers/containers  bolted together.
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/pictures-wuhan-fast-built-hospital-200203080542994.html#lg=1&slide=2 (https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/pictures-wuhan-fast-built-hospital-200203080542994.html#lg=1&slide=2)
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Post by: Bird on February 04, 2020, 12:23:08 PM
Struth, they don't muck around! Be lucky to have the footings done in 10 days in Australia.
there'd be 10 yrs of arguing first... let alone the photo of the premier with a shovel.
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Post by: #jonesy on February 04, 2020, 02:42:41 PM
And try and build it 100 metres North, on the lake.
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Post by: Pottsy on February 04, 2020, 03:14:06 PM
Looks like lots of forty foot containers when you zoom in.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2020, 04:12:59 PM
Looks like lots of forty foot containers when you zoom in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbNFvJhUmYE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbNFvJhUmYE)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DrewXT on February 04, 2020, 05:09:49 PM
Yep. I agree. But I suppose it's all relative. $200k to some might be like $200 to others. And like you said, most of it was probably supplied by his sponsors.

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We were one of the build partners, and only those who've never met Pat rag on him.

He's an exceptionally genuine and generous bloke.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Heavensent on February 04, 2020, 06:35:37 PM
We were one of the build partners, and only those who've never met Pat rag on him.

He's an exceptionally genuine and generous bloke.

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100% agree on how genuine a bloke he is.
He has remembered my boy every year at the show, for last 7 odd years. Andnalways keen to take the time to really chat with you.
Reckon hed be a good bloke to sit round camp fire with.

And everyone giving him crap about his amarok, at least its not another bloody cruizer like everyone else.
Not my pick but at least its different, and unique.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on February 07, 2020, 12:18:59 PM
So what did everyone think of the first few episodes of MAFS this week?  8)
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Post by: briann532 on February 07, 2020, 03:02:07 PM
So if someone didn't come to your funeral, would you go to theirs?  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 07, 2020, 06:30:20 PM
So what did everyone think of the first few episodes of MAFS this week?  8)

What's MAFS?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on February 07, 2020, 06:44:44 PM
What's MAFS?

You really don't want to know   :o
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on February 07, 2020, 07:33:07 PM
Why don't airline cabin crew have their own separate storage space for their luggage?




Last night I was the 3rd person to walk on to a flight from Auckland to Brisbane and there was no empty spots in the overhead lockers until about row 6.
The flight crew had filled it up with their own personal bags.....  >:(

In my opinion the flight crew taking all of the luggage space is even worse then that muppet that's seated in row 12 but dumps his 3 carry on bags in the locker above row 4 on the way through.... ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on February 07, 2020, 09:26:04 PM
Rainfall measurement query.
South of Rocky the last couple of days had some heavy rain.
Our rain gauge, one of those tapered to the base ones that is thinner near the bottom so small measurements are readible tells me we had 150mm  of rain.
The confusing thing to me is that an open top parallel sided drum as well as a square parallel sided used pool chlorine bucket both had 250mm of water in them.
They were all within a few metres of each other and fully open to the weather.
How can there be a significant difference?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on February 07, 2020, 09:33:05 PM
Rainfall measurement query.
South of Rocky the last couple of days had some heavy rain.
Our rain gauge, one of those tapered to the base ones that is thinner near the bottom so small measurements are readible tells me we had 150mm  of rain.
The confusing thing to me is that an open top parallel sided drum as well as a square parallel sided used pool chlorine bucket both had 250mm of water in them.
They were all within a few metres of each other and fully open to the weather.
How can there be a significant difference?
Climate change
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 07, 2020, 10:06:05 PM
Quote from: Pete79
Last night I was the 3rd person to walk on to a flight from Auckland to Brisbane and there was no empty spots in the overhead lockers until about row 6.

thats like any normal domestic flight too... Everyone I thought was allowed 1 bag carry on... not 1 carry on, 1 laptop rucksack, a 3rd bag with suit in it, and another with other Shit it in it.... by the time second 1/2 of people get on they are fighting for space... I always check my Shit in so I dont have to battle
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on February 07, 2020, 10:14:39 PM
Why don't airline cabin crew have their own separate storage space for their luggage?




Last night I was the 3rd person to walk on to a flight from Auckland to Brisbane and there was no empty spots in the overhead lockers until about row 6.
The flight crew had filled it up with their own personal bags.....  >:(

In my opinion the flight crew taking all of the luggage space is even worse then that muppet that's seated in row 12 but dumps his 3 carry on bags in the locker above row 4 on the way through.... ::)

I would have taken a bag out and put my own bag in straight above my seat. Then leave the offending bag in the aisle......they will soon move it.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on February 08, 2020, 06:40:30 PM
Climate change



Sorry, that is incorrect.
I sent the same query to Greta and she categorically denies there is such a thing as climate change.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2020, 08:32:32 PM


Sorry, that is incorrect.
I sent the same query to Greta and she categorically denies there is such a thing as climate change.
(https://media.makeameme.org/created/how-dare-you-4996884f29.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on February 09, 2020, 08:07:39 AM
How can there be a significant difference?

The rain gauge overflowed ??? ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on February 09, 2020, 08:21:40 AM
You really don't want to know   :o

Hah, saw an ad on telly thismorning that explained what it is. No wonder I hardly watch any of the commercial channels these days. Wot a load of Shite...
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Post by: Bird on February 09, 2020, 11:50:16 AM
Hah, saw an ad on telly thismorning that explained what it is. No wonder I hardly watch any of the commercial channels these days. Wot a load of Shite...
sadly they keep telling us millions watch this drivel... so thats all the kind of Shit they make now.. mind numbing Shit for the "millions"
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on February 09, 2020, 10:21:28 PM
The rain gauge overflowed ??? ;D



Nope, did not even fill it. It goes to 200mm.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 10, 2020, 04:15:41 PM
What is it with the media when they report stuff like this.
Reporter,
Residents say they have not seen beach erosion like this since 2016.
WTF, that's less then 4 years ago.
If it hadn't been seen for say, 20 years, maybe that would be story.
Have people got no sense of time?

News flash,
I haven't seen rain like what is falling atm since yesterday when I drove back from Coffs. WOW, must be something out of the ordinary.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 10, 2020, 04:16:51 PM
What is it with the media when they report stuff like this.
Reporter,
Residents say they have not seen beach erosion like this since 2016.
WTF, that's less then 4 years ago.
If it hadn't been seen for say, 20 years, maybe that would be story.
Have people got no sense of time?

News flash,
I haven't seen rain like what is falling atm since yesterday when I drove back from Coffs. WOW, must be something out of the ordinary.


Trying to build up a story out of farkles all... come on, you should be used to it by now LMAO!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 10, 2020, 04:35:38 PM

Trying to build up a story out of farkles all... come on, you should be used to it by now LMAO!
I should be,
You know, I just want milk.
:)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on February 10, 2020, 05:05:48 PM
What is it with the media when they report stuff like this.
Reporter,
Residents say they have not seen beach erosion like this since 2016.
WTF, that's less then 4 years ago.
If it hadn't been seen for say, 20 years, maybe that would be story.
Have people got no sense of time?

News flash,
I haven't seen rain like what is falling atm since yesterday when I drove back from Coffs. WOW, must be something out of the ordinary.

The new new Norm
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 10, 2020, 05:13:22 PM
The new new Norm
Unfortunatley you are right mate.
Sensationalism at it's best.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on February 10, 2020, 05:15:25 PM
Unfortunatley you are right mate.
Sensationalism at it's best.

Just shows their lack of understanding in the difference between Climate and Weather.   
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 10, 2020, 05:27:34 PM
Just shows their lack of understanding in the difference between Climate and Weather.
It's also become a popularity contest.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on February 10, 2020, 05:44:07 PM
It's also become a popularity contest.

But ya can’t have one without the other! ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 10, 2020, 06:07:38 PM
But ya can’t have one without the other! ;D
Ahahahaha
True.
:)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on February 11, 2020, 07:41:58 AM
& on the first "cold" day at the start of Winter - "It's been the coldest day so far this year!" ::)

Yep, it's called Winter, & I've noticed that it comes around pretty well every year, strangely enough at around the same time of year as well ::) >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on February 12, 2020, 07:31:41 AM
& then on the local news last night, they're talking about Cyclone Uesi, which may bring big seas to the GC, possibly causing erosion on the beaches: "as we're facing the prospect of being hit by the biggest seas in ... months" ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on February 19, 2020, 08:30:09 PM
Why is it when big companies make a "mistake" with wages,it is always in their favour?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2020, 08:44:37 PM
Why is it when big companies make a "mistake" with wages,it is always in their favour?

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why have so many HUGE companies come out in recent months.... i would expect Daves corner store to **** up, but these places with huge finance departments
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on February 20, 2020, 06:26:44 AM
why have so many HUGE companies come out in recent months.... i would expect Daves corner store to **** up, but these places with huge finance departments
Simply put - Once one was outed, the others have gone "oh s#1t" and are now self reporting before the regulators step in.

The Coles/Woolies/Target dramas affect salaried junior managers. The salary itself was well above the award rate when compared to the contracted 40h week in "ordinary time" hourly rates, but when worked out over the actual hours worked (typically well in excess of 50h per week), the hourly rate was below the award. It wasn't much of a problem until extended trading hours (especially Sunday trading) was introduced. It's the penalty rates applied to wage earners income for the "out of normal hours" shifts which salaried workers did not get, which caused most of the wage disparity. Because salaried workers are largely un-represented, and every employee is on an individual salary, it took a long time for one of the companies to be caught out.  The Bunnings issue was to do with super calculations for some part time employees. Their payroll system wasn't calculating the correct rate for PT employees that went above the threshold hours over the course of a full financial year.

As a salaried Woolworths Group employee of 23 years, I can speak with some personal experience. Whilst I was on pretty decent money with good incentives and fringe benefits, the hours, rosters, and lifestyle sucked. Thats what drove me out a little over a decade ago. My job in middle management required that I worked almost every public holiday, only had 1 in 3 weekends at home, a 12hr day was standard, and there were only 14 weeks of the year when I was allowed to take annual leave. Now I'm on significantly less income in a government job, but literally work 1/2 the hours and I now have a life.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on February 20, 2020, 09:23:16 AM
Wish someone would look at the transport industry. 16hr days, 6 day weeks are the norm. Overtime rates? What's that all about? And don't get me started on the unpaid hours we work. But I think that is to much of a hot potato for anybody to deal with.
 Before you ask why I do it, due to a previous back injury I cannot do my regular fitter/ boilermaker job and not to many people want a 57 yr old on their books.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 20, 2020, 09:37:13 AM
Quote from: Champin
Wish someone would look at the transport industry. 16hr days, 6 day weeks are the norm. Overtime rates? What's that all about? And don't get me started on the unpaid hours we work. But I think that is to much of a hot potato for anybody to deal with.
 Before you ask why I do it, due to a previous back injury I cannot do my regular fitter/ boilermaker job and not to many people want a 57 yr old on their books.
my last job driving for a medium size company that did syd - canberra - newcastle - syd - Can..

I did 5 18 hour days in a row, weekend off then 5 18-20hr days, got back to yard friday, dont remember most of the drive from newy to yagoona... then the allocator points to the next trailer and said take that to Canberra... I was almost hallucinating.. I said not a ****in chance, i said Im rooted going to sleep. he said some blokes take these and keep going... that was the last time I drove trucks. He was really pissed off cause I was last driver into the yard for the night and if nobody else took it, he had to.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 20, 2020, 04:09:50 PM
Why is it when big companies make a "mistake" with wages,it is always in their favour?

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Yeah, makes ya wonder.
They have to software, systems to make sure all the T's are crossed & I's are dotted, but they blame someone else.
And the Union's that represent these worker are gutless, I found that out years ago.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on February 21, 2020, 06:51:50 AM
Simply put - Once one was outed, the others have gone "oh s#1t" and are now self reporting before the regulators step in.
 
A lot of it may be they are using similar software. After one identifed the fault all the other companies looked to see how their system stacked up and also picked up faults.


They are being paid pay scale "A".
But cause of X. They should have been paid on "B" which has different rates , times etc.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on February 21, 2020, 07:05:26 AM
A lot of it may be they are using similar software. After one identifed the fault all the other companies looked to see how their system stacked up and also picked up faults.


They are being paid pay scale "A".
But cause of X. They should have been paid on "B" which has different rates , times etc.

I reckon this is it. The bigger the company the less personal interaction there is
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 23, 2020, 08:23:02 PM
May of been asked before.

Who polishes their work boots?
I polish mine ever every morning, or the night before.
Cleaned, laces checked, Kiwi polish.
My soles wear out before the stitching, zippers or laces do.
They get all sorts of crap spilled on them, mud, oil, paint, get scuffed,.
But every day I go to work in polished boots.
Might have something to do with my Catholic schooling.
This also goes for all my carpenters tools, they are cleaned, sharpened and maintained.
In a throw away world, it does pay to look after ya gear.
Anyway, just thought I'd ask.
BTW, just finished cleaning/polishing my boots.
Enjoy your day tomorrow guys & girls.


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DrewXT on February 24, 2020, 06:55:33 AM
my last job driving for a medium size company that did syd - canberra - newcastle - syd - Can..

I did 5 18 hour days in a row, weekend off then 5 18-20hr days, got back to yard friday, dont remember most of the drive from newy to yagoona... then the allocator points to the next trailer and said take that to Canberra... I was almost hallucinating.. I said not a ****in chance, i said Im rooted going to sleep. he said some blokes take these and keep going... that was the last time I drove trucks. He was really pissed off cause I was last driver into the yard for the night and if nobody else took it, he had to.
Ahh the good old days of 3-4 log books and trying to remember which one you were using at the time

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on February 24, 2020, 07:13:25 AM
May of been asked before.

Who polishes their work boots?
I polish mine ever every morning, or the night before.
Cleaned, laces checked, Kiwi polish.
My soles wear out before the stitching, zippers or laces do.
They get all sorts of crap spilled on them, mud, oil, paint, get scuffed,.
But every day I go to work in polished boots.
Might have something to do with my Catholic schooling.
This also goes for all my carpenters tools, they are cleaned, sharpened and maintained.
In a throw away world, it does pay to look after ya gear.
Anyway, just thought I'd ask.
BTW, just finished cleaning/polishing my boots.
Enjoy your day tomorrow guys & girls.

Nice to hear, after being a tool wholesaler nearly all my working life it’s great to hear about tradies who look after their kit, some of the condition of tools used by some tradies and the way they treat them beggars belief. I’ve always said a tradie who cares for his tools is a tradie who takes pride in his work.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on February 24, 2020, 08:02:30 AM
May of been asked before.

Who polishes their work boots?
I polish mine ever every morning, or the night before.
Cleaned, laces checked, Kiwi polish.
My soles wear out before the stitching, zippers or laces do.
They get all sorts of crap spilled on them, mud, oil, paint, get scuffed,.
But every day I go to work in polished boots.
Might have something to do with my Catholic schooling.
This also goes for all my carpenters tools, they are cleaned, sharpened and maintained.
In a throw away world, it does pay to look after ya gear.
Anyway, just thought I'd ask.
BTW, just finished cleaning/polishing my boots.
Enjoy your day tomorrow guys & girls.

I wear suedes so no polish for me. They sometimes get a hose down  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2020, 08:21:50 AM
I wear suedes so no polish for me. They sometimes get a hose down  :cheers:
Ahaha :)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 24, 2020, 09:14:45 AM
Quote from: Hairs
Might have something to do with my Catholic schooling.
what the bending over :P
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on February 24, 2020, 09:23:03 AM
Hi,
    After 6 years in the RAAF, no more polishing for me!
Clean and wax/oil yes, absolutely it serves a purpose and keeps them comfortable.

At boot camp I could not see the sense in a super shiny spit polish that was insisted on.
Squadron life was much more reasonable, only needed one pair of shiny boots for the monthly parody.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 24, 2020, 09:47:42 AM
May of been asked before.

Who polishes their work boots?
I polish mine ever every morning, or the night before.
Cleaned, laces checked, Kiwi polish.
My soles wear out before the stitching, zippers or laces do.
They get all sorts of crap spilled on them, mud, oil, paint, get scuffed,.
But every day I go to work in polished boots.
Might have something to do with my Catholic schooling.
This also goes for all my carpenters tools, they are cleaned, sharpened and maintained.
In a throw away world, it does pay to look after ya gear.
Anyway, just thought I'd ask.
BTW, just finished cleaning/polishing my boots.
Enjoy your day tomorrow guys & girls.

No polishing for me as they are a suede finish, i get around 10 months out of my bots which i wear 7 days a week in all types of conditions.

Tools are the same, well looked after and kept sharp, not used as much as they used to be. Still have many of my tools which I started my apprenticeship with, 30 years on and the money spent back then have saved me in the long run

GG
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2020, 09:58:37 AM
what the bending over
LOL, you lunatic. :)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 24, 2020, 10:45:01 AM
Is the earth splat Flat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbnbQZcAWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbnbQZcAWs)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on February 24, 2020, 11:25:30 AM
Is the earth splat Flat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbnbQZcAWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbnbQZcAWs)
At least he proved that gravity wasn't just another one of those NASA conspiracies.......   :-[
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: noel_w on February 24, 2020, 12:34:08 PM
May of been asked before.

But every day I go to work in polished boots.
Might have something to do with my Catholic schooling.
Did you have to bend over to tie your laces?  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 24, 2020, 12:35:47 PM
Would this be considered a 'cash grab' by the council


new council initiative here, everyone has to register their pool fence
$23 lodgement fee
$47 search fee
but you guys know we have a pool - yeah ... but now you need to register your fence too
every 4 years now pay your $80 like a good little citizen
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2020, 12:46:00 PM
Did you have to bend over to tie your laces?  ;D ;D ;D ;D
I sit down too.
:)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on February 24, 2020, 12:49:31 PM
Would this be considered a 'cash grab' by the council


new council initiative here, everyone has to register their pool fence
$23 lodgement fee
$47 search fee
but you guys know we have a pool - yeah ... but now you need to register your fence too
every 4 years now pay your $80 like a good little citizen
NSW, has some 90 000 pools(2007 I recall).
It was I think 200 bucks to register ya pool at the time, then a yearly inspection, we pull oir pool out, screw giving anyone money to have a pool
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 24, 2020, 01:14:05 PM
Would this be considered a 'cash grab' by the council


new council initiative here, everyone has to register their pool fence
$23 lodgement fee
$47 search fee
but you guys know we have a pool - yeah ... but now you need to register your fence too
every 4 years now pay your $80 like a good little citizen

That's cheap

$75 to lodge my pool that the council already know I have due to the application when it was built

At least $300 for a building inspector to come past and make sure that the fence and gates are all working correct. That's the money part of it, now for the stupidity part

At the rear of my place is a quarry which is full of water, i would estimate it to be 30m deep and guess what un-fenced, my neighbors all have dams, no fences as they are not required, it s a big money raking exercise. Might turn my pool in a pond for frogs to get out of the fines.

GG
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 24, 2020, 01:19:04 PM
That's cheap

$75 to lodge my pool that the council already know I have due to the application when it was built

At least $300 for a building inspector to come past and make sure that the fence and gates are all working correct. That's the money part of it, now for the stupidity part

At the rear of my place is a quarry which is full of water, i would estimate it to be 30m deep and guess what un-fenced, my neighbors all have dams, no fences as they are not required, it s a big money raking exercise. Might turn my pool in a pond for frogs to get out of the fines.

GG
Glad I turned my money pit into a shed :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 24, 2020, 01:30:27 PM
Glad I turned my money pit into a shed :D :D :D

Yes, but I have the best of both worlds and hopefully some contacts in the industry  :cheers:

GG
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 24, 2020, 01:36:13 PM
Yes, but I have the best of both worlds and hopefully some contacts in the industry  :cheers:

GG
I dont like u anymore :'( IM JEALOUS
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on February 24, 2020, 03:32:21 PM

At the rear of my place is a quarry which is full of water, i would estimate it to be 30m deep and guess what un-fenced, my neighbors all have dams, no fences as they are not required, it s a big money raking exercise. Might turn my pool in a pond for frogs to get out of the fines.

GG

In Qld I need a certified pool fence for the outdoor spa bath, my fish pond is supposed to be fenced because it is over 300mm deep, and the cubby house requires council building approval because it is greater than 2.7m tall.....................

Guess that makes me a 3 times looser (dont tell the council where I live  >:D)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on February 25, 2020, 07:50:41 AM
At the rear of my place is a quarry which is full of water, i would estimate it to be 30m deep and guess what un-fenced,

Friends of ours are on acreage out the back of the GC.

They've got a big U-shaped house, with a pool in the centre of the U, with a deck on 3 sides that you can walk out of any door, across the deck & straight in for a swim. The back of the house & pool / open end of the U are elevated above ground level so no-one can get in that way. Pool is totally invisible from outside the house.

When the pool laws came in way back when, they had to put a fence between the house & their pool, despite it not being accessible to anybody but family (& they didn't have young kids).

But, down beside the driveway, just inside the front 3-strand wire, fence, they also have a dam, 20 x 10 m's, 20' deep. Does that have to be fenced ??? No, because it's not a swimming pool! ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on February 25, 2020, 08:36:19 AM
Because pools represent the biggest risk for toddlers for drowning.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.qfcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/parents/child-drownings-factsheet.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjt1s-7nuvnAhWGyTgGHThhCAUQFjAMegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw0qQZzedfrYc2irK500scfN&cshid=1582583451331 (thought I'd grab a Qld reference to make it relevant)
The next age groups are spread across more types of water, but usually occur during swimming activities, eg current, exhaustion, rip tides etc.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 25, 2020, 08:48:36 AM
Can this be serious?
The only way to clean it is to sink it.. nobody would get on it without a gun at their head ever again



School cleaners have been warned against accepting a job promoted as a "great opportunity to earn some good money" to clean a quarantine centre for the crew of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

The job offer involves spending six days of cleaning in response to one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks outside China. More than 630 people aboard the ship have been infected with coronavirus, including two who died.

The United Workers Union said members who work as public school cleaners for the Broadspectrum cleaning company were approached on Monday with an offer to work for six days in Japan. Some workers said they were told by supervisors they would be cleaning the Diamond Princess.

One, who works in a NSW public school, asked if the supervisor was joking and what compensation they would receive if they contracted the virus.

https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/nsw-school-cleaners-warned-against-diamond-princess-job-offer-20200224-p543us.html (https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/nsw-school-cleaners-warned-against-diamond-princess-job-offer-20200224-p543us.html)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 25, 2020, 02:15:12 PM
Question in Victoria:
So son has P Plates for Auto here in Victoria - and wants to get manual license.

Can I just teach him in the Patrol which hes driven many klms on his "L's" before getting the P Plates.. - does he need a separate Learners permit, and would he display L plates or P plates?

Couldnt find Shit on Vicroads site.

Thoughts...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: jwb on February 25, 2020, 02:30:44 PM


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Oh dear,
I misread the question;(
Nothing to read here,
Please Ignore my comments!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on February 25, 2020, 02:42:50 PM
Question in Victoria:
So son has P Plates for Auto here in Victoria - and wants to get manual license.

Can I just teach him in the Patrol which hes driven many klms on his "L's" before getting the P Plates.. - does he need a separate Learners permit, and would he display L plates or P plates?

Couldnt find Shit on Vicroads site.

Thoughts...

I believe its the same everywhere, you need a learners permit for the class of vehicle your learning to drive, and will need to display the "L" when driving that vehicle. Hence why you see L plates on a prime mover for someone stepping up from a rigid licence. But I'm from Qld, and you know we're 30yrs behind the times  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Mace on February 25, 2020, 02:51:43 PM
Question in Victoria:
So son has P Plates for Auto here in Victoria - and wants to get manual license.

Can I just teach him in the Patrol which hes driven many klms on his "L's" before getting the P Plates.. - does he need a separate Learners permit, and would he display L plates or P plates?

Couldnt find Shit on Vicroads site.

Thoughts...

I believe he just has to display L plates whilst under instruction in the Manual Car (driving under his P Licence).  He can book a re-test any time he feels competent.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on February 25, 2020, 08:43:02 PM
"Driver under instruction" plate + P plate
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/licence-and-permit-types/licence-conditions.
Look under Automatic condition and open that part
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on February 26, 2020, 09:57:33 AM
Because pools represent the biggest risk for toddlers for drowning.

Not arguing, Jonesy, because I agree that pool fences are good, but they aren't the be all & end all.

Many years ago, our 2 boys were out in the back yard (NOT the pool area) playing. We looked out the window in time to watch our then <2 year old climb up the (fully compliant) pool fence, by wrapping his first two toes around the bars while pulling himself up, hang on the top rail, & lift the latch knob, so his ~6 year old brother could open the gate, go in, collect the toy that had gone in over the fence, come back out & close the gate again.

After that, we knew we had to keep an eye on them all the time, because if they wanted to get to the pool, they would, despite the fence.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on February 26, 2020, 01:27:11 PM
"Driver under instruction" plate + P plate
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/licence-and-permit-types/licence-conditions.
Look under Automatic condition and open that part
thanks Mr J. spot on info...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 01, 2020, 02:58:28 PM
Ok,
A Random question,
What is the biggest problem in the world today?
I believe one of them is,
Respect.
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Post by: KeithB on March 01, 2020, 05:04:03 PM
Ok,
A Random question,
What is the biggest problem in the world today?
I believe one of them is,
Respect.

Reminds me of my secret lost love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0)
Keith
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 01, 2020, 05:48:02 PM
Reminds me of my secret lost love.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0)
Keith
:cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 09, 2020, 04:59:01 PM
can you catch coronavirus twice . ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Wukkers on March 09, 2020, 05:54:03 PM
Is there any way to remove rust from chromed surfaces without destroying the chrome?  Shock absorbers on my granddaughters bike have rusted. Thanks
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 09, 2020, 06:00:35 PM
can you catch coronavirus twice . ???
Only if you run out of toilet paper.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: glenm64 on March 09, 2020, 06:55:01 PM
Is there any way to remove rust from chromed surfaces without destroying the chrome?  Shock absorbers on my granddaughters bike have rusted. Thanks
Steel wool will get it off.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 10, 2020, 07:41:13 AM
can you catch coronavirus twice . ???

Possibly so ???

I've seen 2 mentions of people being diagnosed, cured, then diagnosed again a week later :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 10, 2020, 07:43:59 AM
& I know they were answers to 2 different questions, but you sometimes need to smile at how things show up ;D

Only if you run out of toilet paper.

Steel wool will get it off.

Just watch them splinters :'( :o
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 10, 2020, 07:45:54 AM
Is there any way to remove rust from chromed surfaces without destroying the chrome?  Shock absorbers on my granddaughters bike have rusted. Thanks

I used to use coca cola and aluminum paper (like you buy from Woolies/Coles. Gentle on the chrome and worked well for me.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on March 10, 2020, 09:07:44 AM
Why doesn’t superglue stick to the inside of the tube?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on March 10, 2020, 12:23:11 PM
Why doesn’t superglue stick to the inside of the tube?

And how does non stick surface stick to frying pans?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 10, 2020, 04:05:12 PM
Why can a door be a jar,
But a jar can't be a door.
?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: briann532 on March 10, 2020, 05:25:31 PM
Ok, so what do you do when someone is offended by something????


It's not like it's a right, or a quantifiable entity.
You're offended.

So what?

Reason for my question..........

I quoted a job. Joe Blow rings me back wanting me to do the job but match the cheaper quote.
I said no and the reason I quote more is I do it properly.
He comes back with how do I know they don't.
I replied with they can't be doing it properly for the quoted price.
He tells me I'm a rip off.
I tell him he's an idiot.
He tells me he's offended.
I tell him so freaking what.

Really, so what it you're offended by my words?
Yes, I was probably rude. Yes, unprofessional, but so what if I offended him?
Why can't he just move on and forget me?
Do I owe him something?
Have I committed a crime?
He was an idiot!!! As far as I'm, concerned I was just telling him how I felt.
(Now before you tell me off, this guy has rung me about 10 times over the past 5 years for various quotes and always goes with someone else cheaper and then proceeds to ring me and ask advice and clarification as he's sure it's not "right") So yes he actually is an idiot!

But again - I offended him. So what????
 ??? ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 10, 2020, 05:52:13 PM
Ok, so what do you do when someone is offended by something????


It's not like it's a right, or a quantifiable entity.
You're offended.

So what?

Reason for my question..........

I quoted a job. Joe Blow rings me back wanting me to do the job but match the cheaper quote.
I said no and the reason I quote more is I do it properly.
He comes back with how do I know they don't.
I replied with they can't be doing it properly for the quoted price.
He tells me I'm a rip off.
I tell him he's an idiot.
He tells me he's offended.
I tell him so freaking what.

Really, so what it you're offended by my words?
Yes, I was probably rude. Yes, unprofessional, but so what if I offended him?
Why can't he just move on and forget me?
Do I owe him something?
Have I committed a crime?
He was an idiot!!! As far as I'm, concerned I was just telling him how I felt.
(Now before you tell me off, this guy has rung me about 10 times over the past 5 years for various quotes and always goes with someone else cheaper and then proceeds to ring me and ask advice and clarification as he's sure it's not "right") So yes he actually is an idiot!

But again - I offended him. So what????
 ??? ???
It's a hard gig some days.
I politely explain to them,
The reason my quote is what it is,
Because I am licensed, insured, warranty my work, use quailty products and know what it costs to give you the confidence that your project will be completed, on budget, on time.
Then I ask if your other quotes meet these outcomes for you.
I've given up thinking about being under quoted, I know what it costs me to do the job.
If everyone under cuts, Nobody makes a dollar.
You have geared yourself to make money, you have educated yourself, you have invested in tools, vehicle, all these cost,  if you wanted to bring home a wage you would be working for someone else.
Those under cutting you are either not paying their, insurances, their subbies or using Shit product and doing a piss poor job.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on March 10, 2020, 07:25:43 PM
Ok, so what do you do when someone is offended by something????


It's not like it's a right, or a quantifiable entity.
You're offended.

So what?

Reason for my question..........

I quoted a job. Joe Blow rings me back wanting me to do the job but match the cheaper quote.
I said no and the reason I quote more is I do it properly.
He comes back with how do I know they don't.
I replied with they can't be doing it properly for the quoted price.
He tells me I'm a rip off.
I tell him he's an idiot.
He tells me he's offended.
I tell him so freaking what.

Really, so what it you're offended by my words?
Yes, I was probably rude. Yes, unprofessional, but so what if I offended him?
Why can't he just move on and forget me?
Do I owe him something?
Have I committed a crime?
He was an idiot!!! As far as I'm, concerned I was just telling him how I felt.
(Now before you tell me off, this guy has rung me about 10 times over the past 5 years for various quotes and always goes with someone else cheaper and then proceeds to ring me and ask advice and clarification as he's sure it's not "right") So yes he actually is an idiot!

But again - I offended him. So what????
 ??? ???

Made me think of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceS_jkKjIgo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceS_jkKjIgo)


Like you say, "So what"
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on March 11, 2020, 06:05:38 AM
Ok, so what do you do when someone is offended by something????

In answer to this specifically and it is probably more related on what to do in an employee / employer / supervisor relationship but the same principles apply. Note the conversation down in your diary or somewhere else being very specific on what he said and then how you responded. Taking your version as the truth you became offended when he called you a ripoff to which you responded the way you did and this is what needs to be noted.

More than likely will never need it but not a bad habit to get into with the litigious society we now live in and the above, if done at the time is admissible in court
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rowlie on March 11, 2020, 07:18:12 AM

"The reason my quote is what it is,
Because I am licensed, insured, warranty my work, use quality products and know what it costs to give you the confidence that your project will be completed, on budget, on time."

There is a very simple response when customers tell you that you are too dear. "Who am I to question my competitor's price? He knows only too well what his work/job/product is worth" Worked for me many times and surprising how often it created a change of heart.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 11, 2020, 07:41:54 AM
But again - I offended him. So what????

Yep, as the others have said, so what ???

Mate (the other bloke, Brian, not you ;D), you're a big boy now, get over it!

It's a big, bad, nasty World out there, & everyone once in a while, somebody is going to say something to you that you won't like, which is sad for you, but no-one else on the entire planet actually gives a s%^&, so deal with it >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on March 11, 2020, 09:43:14 AM
Whatever happened to "sticks and stones.....". I think people are getting slandered and offended mixed up. There's a big difference.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 11, 2020, 01:07:39 PM
anyone know the story here?

mate sent em to me.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on March 11, 2020, 01:54:14 PM
anyone know the story here?

mate sent em to me.

Just guessin but I reckon the tree fell on it! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 11, 2020, 02:08:51 PM
Just guessin but I reckon the tree fell on it! ;D ;D ;D
I wanna know how much he wants for the spotties
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on March 11, 2020, 02:47:50 PM
Another bent chassis story?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 11, 2020, 03:05:33 PM
Reckon your undies would be full if you were in that rooftop tent as the tree went down.... :o
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on March 15, 2020, 01:18:16 PM
What's the go lately with the news readers on the radio saying if the news is safe for children's ears or not. 

Really. 

Snowflakes need to talk to their kids a bit more.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on March 17, 2020, 07:36:49 AM
Had a friend recently have her credit cards stolen. Just wondering why we can't have our photo on the card? I suppose the traders would have to check and would they bother? Maybe in this day and age we could have some form of biometric ID like a fingerprint scanner instead of PIN.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on March 17, 2020, 07:45:00 AM
Reckon most people wont want to pay for the cost of a Biometric smart card at around $40 each .
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on March 17, 2020, 07:49:03 AM
I personally would if it meant security but I understand some couldn't afford it. But then again, if they couldn't  afford it, should they have a card at all?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 17, 2020, 09:46:21 AM
So.......
who is the long term mexican member with a TWIN AXLE secret???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on March 17, 2020, 09:55:29 AM
So.......
who is the long term mexican member with a TWIN AXLE secret???

Twin axle what ? or is that the secret
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 17, 2020, 09:58:18 AM
Quote from: xcvator
Twin axle what ? or is that the secret




I dunno yet.. thats all the message said
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 17, 2020, 10:28:25 AM
So.......
who is the long term mexican member with a TWIN AXLE secret???

I may have some information

GG
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 17, 2020, 10:45:59 AM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46519769_1483374801807246_7210590945648050176_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=N0iQTJXa7aQAX8hf02P&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=56f9e2400eec4c61d3f411799d558bc5&oe=5E9501BA)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 17, 2020, 05:12:12 PM
Why have I not seen any St Patrick day jokes.
Have the snowflakes killed it?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: CTL on March 17, 2020, 05:24:00 PM
Have the snowflakes killed it?

Define “snowflake”
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on March 17, 2020, 05:51:05 PM
....

changed my mind :-X
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on March 17, 2020, 06:22:21 PM
Define “snowflake”
Backing away, avoiding eye contact.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on March 17, 2020, 06:45:56 PM
Why did the random dog at the dog park choose to piss on my shoe this afternoon?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on March 17, 2020, 06:57:38 PM
How big are the freezers and pantries in these panic buying idiots houses?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Coolblue80 on March 17, 2020, 07:24:17 PM
With all the economic doom and gloom coming are the politicians going to tighten their belts and forgoe some of their entitlements, perks and salaries?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on March 17, 2020, 08:12:46 PM
With all the economic doom and gloom coming are the politicians going to tighten their belts and forgoe some of their entitlements, perks and salaries?


Have you ever seen a snowball in hell  ?     ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on March 17, 2020, 08:23:10 PM
With all the economic doom and gloom coming are the politicians going to tighten their belts and forgoe some of their entitlements, perks and salaries?

Why?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 17, 2020, 08:46:31 PM
Backing away, avoiding eye contact.

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No, No, No.
Don't make eye contact.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 17, 2020, 08:49:47 PM
Why did the random dog at the dog park choose to piss on my shoe this afternoon?
Because it can.

The same reason why a dog can lick it's self.
:)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2020, 09:05:55 AM
Quote from: Pete79
How big are the freezers and pantries in these panic buying idiots houses?

Try buying a freezer at the moment.. Sounds silly... but lady here tried..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: hardroad on March 19, 2020, 07:05:00 AM
Why don't they only supply toilet paper in 4 or 6 roll packs, limit 1 per shopper, instead of those stupid 30 roll packs? More packs on the shelf for more people. Are the manufacturers doing this purposely?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 19, 2020, 07:31:42 AM
Why?


Possibly to show empathy and lead by example....lol...silly me. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on March 19, 2020, 08:06:32 AM
With all the economic doom and gloom coming are the politicians going to tighten their belts and forgoe some of their entitlements, perks and salaries?
Apparently the Qantas executives are taking a pay cut and stopping their bonuses.
Will be nothing in comparison to the lost wages of their 20,000+ staff being stood down today.
But at least it’s some sort of leadership.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2020, 08:56:27 AM
Apparently the Qantas executives are taking a pay cut and stopping their bonuses.
Will be nothing in comparison to the lost wages of their 20,000+ staff being stood down today.
But at least it’s some sort of leadership.
They may have learnt from this bloke (old but I still value the message)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=858t44psmww (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=858t44psmww)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on March 19, 2020, 09:04:09 AM
They may have learnt from this bloke (old but I still value the message)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=858t44psmww (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=858t44psmww)
Let’s not get carried away..... ;)

Remember who we’re talking about here.... ;D
Pretty much guaranteed he’s under a politicians desk right now working on a sweetheart deal for himself.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2020, 09:07:55 AM
Quote from: Pete79
Let’s not get carried away..... ;)

Remember who we’re talking about here.... ;D
Pretty much guaranteed he’s under a politicians desk right now working on a sweetheart deal for himself.

I can dream cant I :'(

Still cant believe AFL/NRL etc are still going ahead.. how dead it will be with no fans there....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on March 19, 2020, 09:24:48 AM
Hello, broadcast deal. That's where the money is so good on them I reckon as I have been waiting for my fix again for a while now :cup:

Will be interesting to see if the losing teams use the lack of crowd as an excuse. Played plenty of bush footy with only 100 - 200 people at the ground so if they can only play in front of thousands of people they aren't that committed
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 19, 2020, 09:48:28 AM

Still cant believe AFL/NRL etc are still going ahead.. how dead it will be with no fans there....

I'm wondering about liability ???

If a player picks a dose up from another player, is the NRL "liable", because they said the team "has" to play ??? ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on March 19, 2020, 10:37:07 AM
When [not if], the AFL and the NRL suspend the season will the broadcaster want a pro rata refund?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 19, 2020, 10:44:22 AM
When [not if], the AFL and the NRL suspend the season will the broadcaster want a pro rata refund?
Eddie Mag was saying 'they are working on that' with them at moment, he was dribbling Shit like 'we hope they understand'....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 19, 2020, 11:46:06 AM
Eddie Mag was saying 'they are working on that' with them at moment, he was dribbling Shit like 'we hope they understand'....
Eddie,
You have three choices,
1) You can got 50/50
2) You can ask the audience
Or
3) You can ask a friend.
You've got 10 seconds.

:)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on March 19, 2020, 12:16:21 PM
he was dribbling Shit like 'we hope they understand'....
Business is business, money is money.
$2.5 billion dollars over 6 years commencing 2017.
They don't provide the service it should be money back.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on March 19, 2020, 12:28:32 PM
It'll be interesting "listeniong" to the football coverage on the TV, I'mm willing to bet you will still hear crowd cheering in the background  >:D It'll be like watching the state of origin where you hear the identical OOOHHHH on every tackle.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on March 19, 2020, 04:32:37 PM
Alan Joyce is forgoing 6  months of his salary. Last year his base salary was $2.17m but his total remuneration was $23.8m. So he is giving up either $1.086m or $11.9m. Not sure which. Either way I  expect to see him lining up at the soup kitchen in the very near future.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 19, 2020, 04:48:09 PM
His Newstart application has probably already gone in ... >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Brij on March 20, 2020, 08:57:32 PM
I'm wondering about liability ???

If a player picks a dose up from another player, is the NRL "liable", because they said the team "has" to play ??? ::)

Probably no more than if any other employee picks up a dose from a fellow  worker.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on March 21, 2020, 08:15:35 AM
Does anyone know anyone personally that has Corona Virus? Not a friend of your Brother in-laws half sister etc but someone personally.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rhojef on March 21, 2020, 09:05:41 AM
Does anyone know anyone personally that has Corona Virus? Not a friend of your Brother in-laws half sister etc but someone personally.
Our company  owner came back from USA last Monday and tested positive.  In a way it was good timing as he had to self isolate by law and not come straight to work as per normal.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on March 21, 2020, 10:16:32 AM
Does anyone know anyone personally that has Corona Virus? Not a friend of your Brother in-laws half sister etc but someone personally.

We have about 21,300 members and conservatively say 10% who are active so that is 2,130 who may or may not see your question. Australia has a population of 24.6M with 709 confirmed cases of Covid-19 so around 0.003% of the population if my maths is correct. The chances of someone here personally knowing a person with Covid-19 is very slim, not impossible, but very slim.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on March 21, 2020, 11:33:25 AM
We have about 21,300 members and conservatively say 10% who are active so that is 2,130 who may or may not see your question. Australia has a population of 24.6M with 709 confirmed cases of Covid-19 so around 0.003% of the population if my maths is correct. The chances of someone here personally knowing a person with Covid-19 is very slim, not impossible, but very slim.
So is catching it, and even less of dying from it
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 21, 2020, 11:39:03 AM
So is catching it, and even less of dying from it

Very good odds...unless your the poor bastard who dies...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on March 21, 2020, 01:08:04 PM
Very good odds...unless your the poor bastard who dies...

No one can avoid that, to some it just comes a little earlier than others. I am not concerned by Corona but I am concerned by what it is doing to our economy based around the current rates of infections and rate of deaths the measures in place seem more harmful than the virus itself.
Maybe I’m just a dumb son of a bitch but I don’t get it.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 21, 2020, 06:23:25 PM
Ok,
When you are dead,
You don't know you are dead.
It is only us that are still here that have that horrible feeling.

It's kinda like when your are stupid.
Is it not?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 22, 2020, 10:44:17 AM
with everyone working from home, they should get more tax deductions?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on March 22, 2020, 11:54:18 AM
with everyone working from home, they should get more tax deductions?

A bloke at work has a friend who works for an international company. This company is giving every employee $250USD to purchase a desk and chair to work from home. The total $12,250,000.00USD.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 22, 2020, 02:55:32 PM
A bloke at work has a friend who works for an international company. This company is giving every employee $250USD to purchase a desk and chair to work from home. The total $12,250,000.00USD.

That's nice, but where are they all going to get  their chairs from ???

I don't think that OfficeWorks counts as an essential service ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on March 22, 2020, 07:24:11 PM
with everyone working from home, they should get more tax deductions?
You can already claim a tax deduction for genuine home office expenses, so I think this will be a given.  You should be able to claim a portion of your power, internet, water, mobile phone, etc as I understand it.
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Post by: Pete79 on March 24, 2020, 08:32:45 AM
You can already claim a tax deduction for genuine home office expenses, so I think this will be a given.  You should be able to claim a portion of your power, internet, water, mobile phone, etc as I understand it.
For most people it works out better to claim the government's set rate for home office expenses, which allows for all of the above.
Even when claiming "professional office cleaning" my actual home office expenses come short of the set rate.

Might be different if your an employee and the company doesn't supply all consumables (computers, monitors, paper, printer, printer ink, etc), like mine does.
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Post by: Daz100 on March 24, 2020, 08:53:40 AM
i worked from home for about 10 years.

i claimed electricty based on a % of work space ( example - my home office area was approx 15% of overall house/office floor space), so claim 15% of my elec bill.

phone / internet - applied a % base for use

i think this is a fair way to look at it

cheers Daz
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 24, 2020, 08:55:06 AM
No one can avoid that, to some it just comes a little earlier than others. I am not concerned by Corona but I am concerned by what it is doing to our economy based around the current rates of infections and rate of deaths the measures in place seem more harmful than the virus itself.
Maybe I’m just a dumb son of a bitch but I don’t get it.

I dont know your age but I,ll hazard a guess and say that you are not in the over 60 age bracket that will be most prone to the likelihood of a death from the virus.  Not concerned?  Your worried about the economic situation and think that the measures in place are more harmful than death.  Your right Pottsy...you just dont get it!!  These measures brought in by local councils, state govts and federal govts , who are acting under the best information available, do not want a recession or millions out of work. They dont have a choice..Everyone in Oz and around the world will be affected.  During the two world wars Aussies pulled together and we survived as a country...seems to me that this latest national/international disaster is showing just how selfish and self minded many are.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on March 24, 2020, 08:59:36 AM
Careful getting too excited claiming WFH expenses. I believe if you claim things like rent for floor space etc, and if you own your house, you're up for capital gains tax on the claimed area of your house if you sell.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 24, 2020, 10:06:38 AM
So bloke here at work - his family flew out for the F1.... they are still here
They are now stranded due to nobody leaving etc to go to UK...

So who pays for accommodation etc? Its not their fault.
If this lasts months - who the hell could afford 200+ a night for 2-3 months ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 24, 2020, 10:17:53 AM
So bloke here at work - his family flew out for the F1.... they are still here
They are now stranded due to nobody leaving etc to go to UK...

So who pays for accommodation etc? Its not their fault.
If this lasts months - who the hell could afford 200+ a night for 2-3 months ???

There will be many in the same sort of nightmare situation.. I can only hope Centrelink/charity has some form of assistance...Mind you...they cant be too poorly off if they flew here to watch a car race.. ???
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Post by: Bird on March 24, 2020, 10:25:02 AM
Quote from: Bigfish
There will be many in the same sort of nightmare situation.. I can only hope Centrelink/charity has some form of assistance...Mind you...they cant be too poorly off if they flew here to watch a car race.. ???
Wasnt just for the F1, was to visit him and see a bit of AU.. which didnt happen.. they were supposed to go to BNE to stay with other family, but got told dont come near us...
 and was their first holiday in 20yrs...
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Post by: Bigfish on March 24, 2020, 10:31:19 AM
Wasnt just for the F1, was to visit him and see a bit of AU.. which didnt happen.. they were supposed to go to BNE to stay with other family, but got told dont come near us...
 and was their first holiday in 20yrs...

Thats a shame.  Maybe a caravan park van or cabin....hopefully at decent rates.  Even if its in some country town out the boondocks..Just have to remember though...there are now millions facing a dim future.. (not that is any consolation..) 
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Post by: Spada on March 24, 2020, 10:52:56 AM
i worked from home for about 10 years.

i claimed electricty based on a % of work space ( example - my home office area was approx 15% of overall house/office floor space), so claim 15% of my elec bill.

phone / internet - applied a % base for use

i think this is a fair way to look at it

cheers Daz

Rules have changed a bit since then Daz, not so lucrative anymore.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on March 24, 2020, 11:57:06 AM
Rules have changed a bit since then Daz, not so lucrative anymore.
And today you can easy claim a $1,500 deduction without even getting creative.....  >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on March 24, 2020, 02:13:44 PM
I dont know your age but I,ll hazard a guess and say that you are not in the over 60 age bracket that will be most prone to the likelihood of a death from the virus.  Not concerned?  Your worried about the economic situation and think that the measures in place are more harmful than death.  Your right Pottsy...you just dont get it!!  These measures brought in by local councils, state govts and federal govts , who are acting under the best information available, do not want a recession or millions out of work. They dont have a choice..Everyone in Oz and around the world will be affected.  During the two world wars Aussies pulled together and we survived as a country...seems to me that this latest national/international disaster is showing just how selfish and self minded many are.
Sorry Bigfish you guessed wrong, we are both in the susceptible age group and both have underlying conditions which make us susceptible. We have not panicked as we are always careful and hygienic as we have the need to visit medical facilities on average twice a week, every week.. yes govts needed to act, but more importantly the general populace needed to heed the message and not panic buy, practice social distancing and self isolation where necessary. If the population had done this, if our borders had closed to overseas travellers etc we may and it’s a big maybe we might well have gotten this thing under control with less effect on the economy and livelihood of millions.
Time will tell, hopefully everyone now heeds the warnings and does the right thing and as you said pulls together to get thru this.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: CTL on March 24, 2020, 02:37:20 PM
Random question.  If we all go into lock down next week or the week after, are the councils/governments going to fix all the potholes in the roads when there is little or no vehicles out there?  Or will they wait until we are all free and start fixing them during the first week’s peak hour?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 24, 2020, 04:00:52 PM
Random question.  If we all go into lock down next week or the week after, are the councils/governments going to fix all the potholes in the roads when there is little or no vehicles out there?  Or will they wait until we are all free and start fixing them during the first week’s peak hour?

In the FNQ they wait until the wet season and cant fix them because its too wet....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on March 25, 2020, 05:16:53 PM
Looking for tips on basketball backboards as I need to keep my son outside and entertained during this time off school. I just fell off my chair when I looked at the price. It is going to be mounted flat on a brick wall.

https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1 (https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1)
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Post by: glenm64 on March 25, 2020, 05:30:00 PM
Looking for tips on basketball backboards as I need to keep my son outside and entertained during this time off school. I just fell off my chair when I looked at the price. It is going to be mounted flat on a brick wall.

https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1 (https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1)
Just be aware that slam dunking can pull back board off the brick wall with catastrophic consequences.
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Post by: Bird on March 25, 2020, 05:34:29 PM
Quote from: D4D
Looking for tips on basketball backboards as I need to keep my son outside and entertained during this time off school. I just fell off my chair when I looked at the price. It is going to be mounted flat on a brick wall.

https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1 (https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1)

We paid that for a whole Salazenger style stand and backboard setup 2yrs ago.
Ebay...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on March 25, 2020, 05:37:39 PM
Just be aware that slam dunking can pull back board off the brick wall with catastrophic consequences.

Yup, well aware of that.
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Post by: xcvator on March 25, 2020, 08:02:33 PM
Looking for tips on basketball backboards as I need to keep my son outside and entertained during this time off school. I just fell off my chair when I looked at the price. It is going to be mounted flat on a brick wall.

https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1 (https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1)

I've got 1 on my garage that you can have
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 25, 2020, 08:04:27 PM
Just be aware that slam dunking can pull back board off the brick wall with catastrophic consequences.

2 neighbouring houses around the corner from us solved that one.

They got two of the potable stands & duct taped them to two light poles, so the kids can play in the (very quiet!) street, with a basket at each end of a pretty realistic sized "court" :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: sparksy on March 26, 2020, 11:00:07 AM
So bloke here at work - his family flew out for the F1.... they are still here
They are now stranded due to nobody leaving etc to go to UK...

So who pays for accommodation etc? Its not their fault.
If this lasts months - who the hell could afford 200+ a night for 2-3 months ???

That sounds like its their choice to stay in Australia.
Qantas are still running direct flights to the UK from here in Perth. One flew out last night.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2020, 11:05:08 AM
That sounds like its their choice to stay in Australia.
Qantas are still running direct flights to the UK from here in Perth. One flew out last night.
Not their choice.. also they are in Melbourne at moment. I've sent the Qantas info to Dave to see what htey can find out.

edit: from Dave
her last hope from melbourne is the original return flight on the 31st with BA
it supposed to go MEL > SYD > Singapore > London > SPAIN

**** knows why you would fly back into Spain at the moment but they reckon the'll be safe coz the house is on a hill side and all the neighbour houses are emoty at the moment
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Post by: chester ver2.0 on March 27, 2020, 08:24:32 AM
Looking for tips on basketball backboards as I need to keep my son outside and entertained during this time off school. I just fell off my chair when I looked at the price. It is going to be mounted flat on a brick wall.

https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1 (https://www.rebelsport.com.au/p/spalding-44-acrylic-backboard-and-bracket-combo-520997.html?cgid=REB010302#start=1)

Mate in our day you got a bit of paint out and the brick wall then was the backboard....... You are spoiling this kid ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 27, 2020, 09:11:23 AM
Not their choice.. also they are in Melbourne at moment. I've sent the Qantas info to Dave to see what htey can find out.

edit: from Dave
her last hope from melbourne is the original return flight on the 31st with BA
it supposed to go MEL > SYD > Singapore > London > SPAIN

**** knows why you would fly back into Spain at the moment but they reckon the'll be safe coz the house is on a hill side and all the neighbour houses are emoty at the moment

I,d be looking for all the duty free disinfectant I could find.  Hope it all works out for them...they,d be stressed to the max..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on March 30, 2020, 03:35:09 PM
I would like to know where all these many billions Gov Co are all of a sudden throwing around everywhere like Mr Bubbles with boiled lollies is coming from...
Yet few months ago they were broke..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on March 30, 2020, 04:15:50 PM
I would like to know where all these many billions Gov Co are all of a sudden throwing around everywhere like Mr Bubbles with boiled lollies is coming from...
Yet few months ago they were broke..
I’d say some was destined as surplus money and a fair percentage is borrowed.

No doubt this will be seen as a mistake and ridiculous by some, with their own agenda blinding them to real life.

What do you expect the government to do?


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Harbourmaster on March 30, 2020, 04:23:13 PM
Our grandchildren will likely still be paying it off in many years to come
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on March 30, 2020, 05:23:43 PM
Our grandchildren will likely still be paying it off in many years to come

As I paid taxes for 50 years. Big ****ing deal!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 30, 2020, 05:29:16 PM
I think that the money given out is necessary.  I,m on a part pension and wouldn,t have a clue if I,m going to see any of it...I dont care.  There are tens of thousands who really need help now and the govt has to help these people or our future economy will be completely smashed.  Hopefully the money will be spent by people helping out business,s..thus jobs.  No use putting it away for a rainy day...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on March 30, 2020, 05:36:19 PM
Our grandchildren will likely still be paying it off in many years to come

so what's the alternative?

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on March 30, 2020, 05:38:54 PM
I think that the money given out is necessary.  I,m on a part pension and wouldn,t have a clue if I,m going to see any of it...I dont care.  There are tens of thousands who really need help now and the govt has to help these people or our future economy will be completely smashed.  Hopefully the money will be spent by people helping out business,s..thus jobs.  No use putting it away for a rainy day...

+1... the money is given out to keep things moving... so let's keep things moving.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: duggie on March 30, 2020, 06:30:28 PM
Our grandchildren will likely still be paying it off in many years to come


I am working full time so that I can raise 4 of my grandchildren. the money that is been offered by the Australian Government is and will be used to assist with the raising of my grandchildren .

So what if in years to come they are paying some of the debt , they received some benefit from the hand outs .
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on March 30, 2020, 06:53:35 PM
I would like to know where all these many billions Gov Co are all of a sudden throwing around everywhere like Mr Bubbles with boiled lollies is coming from...
Yet few months ago they were broke..

Ultimately, it will come from Super....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on March 30, 2020, 07:01:11 PM


I would like to know where all these many billions Gov Co are all of a sudden throwing around everywhere like Mr Bubbles with boiled lollies is coming from...
Yet few months ago they were broke..
You will find Mr Bubbles real name is.
Mr China.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on March 30, 2020, 07:05:57 PM

I am working full time so that I can raise 4 of my grandchildren. the money that is been offered by the Australian Government is and will be used to assist with the raising of my grandchildren .

So what if in years to come they are paying some of the debt , they received some benefit from the hand outs .
I couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Harbourmaster on March 30, 2020, 07:29:59 PM
I wasn't complaining only stating what I thought. I'm retired and I won't be paying it off and some years I paid more in tax than the average wage so I don't really give a Shit if the self entitled little buggers have to pay It might wake em up
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on March 30, 2020, 11:22:03 PM

What do you expect the government to do?

Absolutely nothing!!

Exactly like the other mob should have done last time Australia faced a financial crisis.
We have been told for the last decade or so that the worst thing that happened to our country was the government of the day spending money to stop the country from going into recession.

Now we just have to wait for ScoMo’s pink batts.... ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gandalf the White on March 31, 2020, 04:02:17 AM
I’m wondering if as a result of CV19 the car market is about to get flooded with unused corporate lease & airport hire cars and general public’s second cars and if you can access some cash will it be a chance to pick up a late model low km vehicle and hide it in your garage?

Thinking supply v demand could see some very cheap buys as businesses dump lease costs, hire car companies dump their airport fleets and the general public look at 2 cars sitting on their driveway or garage not being used and possibly just need some cash or pay down some debt.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on March 31, 2020, 06:03:23 AM
Absolutely nothing!!

really?

interesting.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on March 31, 2020, 06:29:23 AM
Obviously didn’t add enough smilies for the sarcasm to come through on that one.... ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on March 31, 2020, 06:32:40 AM
Obviously didn’t add enough smilies for the sarcasm to come through on that one.... ;)

cool...

i thought that sarcasm was only for the last line about the batts...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on March 31, 2020, 06:46:51 AM
Obviously didn’t add enough smilies for the sarcasm to come through on that one.... ;)

I thought you were on ice there for a minute!!!



smileys added.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on March 31, 2020, 01:49:37 PM
Great to see that the Job Keepers Payment Scheme is being implemented.
So all those that were sacked/stood down etc have a future.
Great to see Woolies create 20,000 jobs and Coles 5,000, which I presume will now be pushed by Centrelink towards
the long term unemployed, or will it?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on March 31, 2020, 01:57:45 PM
With both of them saying that they'd like to help people stood down from Qantas, retail roles & so on, I'm not too sure ??? :'(

Coles in particular has been talking about 5000 people for 2-3 weeks now, & the young bloke put in for it but hasn't heard squat yet :'( >:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on March 31, 2020, 03:55:58 PM
With both of them saying that they'd like to help people stood down from Qantas, retail roles & so on, I'm not too sure ??? :'(

Coles in particular has been talking about 5000 people for 2-3 weeks now, & the young bloke put in for it but hasn't heard squat yet :'( >:(

Yes my young bloke put his CV in to 3 Woolworths in our local area 2 weekends ago and got a call from one for an interview last Tuesday. Hasn’t heard back yet but he is only 14 though they could tell his age from his CV. I would expect adults to get a job over him given the current climate.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 01, 2020, 02:24:20 PM
Not a question, but a random bit of trivia 8)

Mate just sent me an e-mail with some trivia about toilet paper :D

One of them was:

"Muslims wipe their bums with their bare hand--- always the left hand. They eat with their right hand. If you are caught shoplifting, your right hand is cut off forcing you to eat with your poopy left hand."

I knew they used the left hand to wipe & right to eat, but didn't know the rest of it ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on April 01, 2020, 02:46:59 PM
Hi,
   It also means you will never be invited to eat from a communal meal.
Thus social oostraciseation.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on April 01, 2020, 03:09:55 PM
Absolutely nothing!!

Exactly like the other mob should have done last time Australia faced a financial crisis.
We have been told for the last decade or so that the worst thing that happened to our country was the government of the day spending money to stop the country from going into recession.

Now we just have to wait for ScoMo’s pink batts.... ;)

Title: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on April 01, 2020, 03:22:32 PM
So why is every country doing exactly the same...spending billions/
I was clearly being a smartass. ::)

The current government relentlessly bleeted on and on and on and on about the ‘debt and deficit’ that the was a result of the government of the time doing everything they could to (successfully) keep Australia from going into recession.

So, if what this mob have been saying for the last 10+ years is actually correct, then the current government should do absolutely nothing in this current crisis, because all that matters is keeping that surplus. Remember. ;) :) ;D ;) :)

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on April 01, 2020, 03:53:25 PM
I was clearly being a smartass. ::)

The current government relentlessly bleeted on and on and on and on about the ‘debt and deficit’ that the was a result of the government of the time doing everything they could to (successfully) keep Australia from going into recession.

So, if what this mob have been saying for the last 10+ years is actually correct, then the current government should do absolutely nothing in this current crisis, because all that matters is keeping that surplus. Remember. ;) :) ;D ;) :)

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Sorry mate...did!nt get your sarcsam...totally agree though....from bitching to copying!!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on April 01, 2020, 06:48:30 PM
Not a question, but a random bit of trivia 8)

Mate just sent me an e-mail with some trivia about toilet paper :D

One of them was:

"Muslims wipe their bums with their bare hand--- always the left hand. They eat with their right hand. If you are caught shoplifting, your right hand is cut off forcing you to eat with your poopy left hand."

I knew they used the left hand to wipe & right to eat, but didn't know the rest of it ::)

During the first Iraq war a British SAS patrol dressed in local garb were compromised after one of the members waved to someone with their left hand.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tryagain on April 04, 2020, 10:14:03 PM
Asking for a friend  :-[ If I I mean they used a towing pin lock like below, and although I am sure I they left it in the car, but now can't find the keys (4yr old being the prime suspect) what would be the best way to remove it?


(https://www.repco.com.au/medias/A9435166.jpg?context=bWFzdGVyfGltYWdlc3w5NjgxMXxpbWFnZS9qcGVnfHN5cy1tYXN0ZXIvaW1hZ2VzL2hmNC9oNzYvOTMyNTg5MzY0ODQxNC9BOTQzNTE2Ni5qcGd8M2I1M2FjOWRmYmMwZTU0YzBhOTUwNTU3OGViZWY2NzlkMTZjYjk1MzU2MDFmZjk1YTk4NTMwNzk2ZDY3MTUxMA)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Heavensent on April 04, 2020, 10:59:07 PM
Asking for a friend  :-[ If I I mean they used a towing pin lock like below, and although I am sure I they left it in the car, but now can't find the keys (4yr old being the prime suspect) what would be the best way to remove it?


(https://www.repco.com.au/medias/A9435166.jpg?context=bWFzdGVyfGltYWdlc3w5NjgxMXxpbWFnZS9qcGVnfHN5cy1tYXN0ZXIvaW1hZ2VzL2hmNC9oNzYvOTMyNTg5MzY0ODQxNC9BOTQzNTE2Ni5qcGd8M2I1M2FjOWRmYmMwZTU0YzBhOTUwNTU3OGViZWY2NzlkMTZjYjk1MzU2MDFmZjk1YTk4NTMwNzk2ZDY3MTUxMA)
Might be able to order replacement keys.
Or get a lock smith to pop it.

Or bring out your friendly 9", 5" or 4" grinder and sort it properly.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 05, 2020, 08:35:21 AM
Asking for a friend  :-[ If I I mean they used a towing pin lock like below, and although I am sure I they left it in the car, but now can't find the keys (4yr old being the prime suspect) what would be the best way to remove it?


(https://www.repco.com.au/medias/A9435166.jpg?context=bWFzdGVyfGltYWdlc3w5NjgxMXxpbWFnZS9qcGVnfHN5cy1tYXN0ZXIvaW1hZ2VzL2hmNC9oNzYvOTMyNTg5MzY0ODQxNC9BOTQzNTE2Ni5qcGd8M2I1M2FjOWRmYmMwZTU0YzBhOTUwNTU3OGViZWY2NzlkMTZjYjk1MzU2MDFmZjk1YTk4NTMwNzk2ZDY3MTUxMA)
Buy another car  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on April 05, 2020, 08:54:01 AM
Drill out and replace unit. If  you they can't find the key, it's kaput anyway.
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Post by: Fizzie on April 05, 2020, 08:58:05 AM
Isn't either drilling it, or cutting it off, going to be one hell of an effort ???
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Post by: Troopy_03 on April 05, 2020, 08:59:42 AM
Use a piece of pipe over the lock end and lever it off.

Or this way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmj5p53EtuE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmj5p53EtuE)

Or saw it part way, then use the pipe
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Post by: tryagain on April 05, 2020, 10:29:49 AM
Use a piece of pipe over the lock end and lever it off.

Did end up seeing a few videos about this, looks pretty easy (too easy) so of I can't find the key I'll give it a go.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on April 05, 2020, 11:02:33 AM
Isn't either drilling it, or cutting it off, going to be one hell of an effort ???

Normally, a drill bit into the key slot will do it. I've done it on a few padlocks and never had an issue. As with most things, start small Ø and work up in size.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on April 05, 2020, 01:25:46 PM
What are the metal threaded pointy thingys that you hammer into wood to take a bolt called?

I know they're called nutserts/ruvnuts for metal but dunno the name for the wood ones.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 05, 2020, 01:27:32 PM
What are the metal threaded pointy thingys that you hammer into wood to take a bolt called?

I know they're called nutserts/ruvnuts for metal but dunno the name for the wood ones.
captive wood nuts or Tee Nuts
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on April 05, 2020, 01:29:48 PM
T-nut that's it, thanks :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: prodigyrf on April 05, 2020, 01:34:03 PM
Or 'wood threaded inserts'-
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100pcs-Box-M4-M5-M6-M8-M10-Threaded-Hex-Drive-Insert-Wood-Screw-Inserts-Nuts-FT/233299526172
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 05, 2020, 03:33:39 PM
Or 'wood threaded inserts'-
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100pcs-Box-M4-M5-M6-M8-M10-Threaded-Hex-Drive-Insert-Wood-Screw-Inserts-Nuts-FT/233299526172

That's only because they don't know they are really called 'T' Nuts  ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on April 05, 2020, 04:30:42 PM
Bu chance would any swaggers have any experience with olive trees [commercial quantity, about 500]. ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on April 05, 2020, 04:43:46 PM
Hi,
   We bought into a managed olive grove just out of Toowoomba many years ago.
In retrospect it was designed to fail and make the directors lots of money.
We lost big time.
Pm me if you want more info
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 05, 2020, 05:01:17 PM
There used to be a bloke in VMR with us, who's son is running one out near Rathdowney http://www.rathlogangrove.com.au/home (http://www.rathlogangrove.com.au/home), but I don't know anything more at all about it ???

I know a few people on here have mentioned the place as they used to also have camping on site, so some of them may be able to fill you in more ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: prodigyrf on April 05, 2020, 08:46:33 PM
"2% are large vertically integrated corporate entities servicing the domestic supermarket trade and targeting export markets, with branded and bulk olive products.
Over 80% of Australia’s domestic production comes from this 2% of the industry."

"16% are medium sized olive producers growing fruit for the bulk olive oil market."

And then you can see where the other 82% of dreamers and tree changers fit in with lots of the disillusioned wanting to find some cashed up city slicker to play pass the parcel with as serious farming is hard work capital intensive and always at the vagaries of the weather and the global market-
https://www.agrifutures.com.au/farm-diversity/olives/

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on April 06, 2020, 11:34:19 AM
Thank you men, I am not looking into Olive trees as an income as such.
I am looking at buying acreage which happens to have 500 odd mature olive trees in one corner of the property, They appear healthy, planted well apart, and fenced off.
I presume not every grower would have processing facilities and rely on a central processor?
Likewise with harvesting equipment perhaps?
Just thought I'd pop the question here before I do any research.


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2020, 12:30:29 PM
Is anyone else shocked at how close to the edge so many business, sports, etc were to the edge that they are facing collapse?

I find it mind blowing that AFL/NRL/RU etc are all begging for money and loans, and so many big business - airlines and Shit are also fubar.... 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 07, 2020, 12:45:30 PM
Yep, especially places like Qantas pulling in $1 bill + per year PROFIT :o, but now it's suddenly "We can't afford to keep running" ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Mace on April 07, 2020, 12:53:46 PM
Thank you men, I am not looking into Olive trees as an income as such.

Just thought I'd pop the question here before I do any research.

Have you ever owned a rural property before? Are you aware of the amount of work involved in just "looking after them", let alone harvests, etc?

My old dad used to say you can spend as much time on 5 acres as you can on 500....  Me, well we headed south to Tassie to get away from the 300 odd acres we have on the big island. Havnt had a regret since.

So, you arnt looking at them for income?  To me, if you did buy the property, then dont let them become the opposite, and a millstone around your neck. Unless you want to (and have the time to) actively manage them and make $$ bulldoze the lot....  Time with family is more important.

There is at least one  mobile processing plant about.  10 years or so ago back on the mainland when i was working for the TAFE someone came up with the great idea of teaching olive growing and processing.  They went out and had a mobile processing plant made.  It cost over $80,000.  When the course was offered and enrolments failed to meet targets it was canned.  The great piece of hardware was sold for about $20k.

So, if it were 20 or 50 trees, yep, an interesting sideline.  Otherwise, think carefully and investigate a business plan.

 :cheers:



Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2020, 01:08:13 PM
Quote from: Fizzie
Yep, especially places like Qantas pulling in $1 bill + per year PROFIT :o, but now it's suddenly "We can't afford to keep running" ::)

But now F1 and MotoGP etc... are also waving the we are in Shit flags... I mean nobody would miss F1 - but MotoGP/2/3 :o
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on April 07, 2020, 01:53:18 PM
Goodbye olives, house not to my liking, moving on  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: tedota on April 07, 2020, 04:38:23 PM
How come horse racing is still going on? Is it essential? Or does the gumint make truckloads out of it.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: doc evil on April 07, 2020, 04:48:42 PM
Yep, especially places like Qantas pulling in $1 bill + per year PROFIT :o, but now it's suddenly "We can't afford to keep running" ::)

The billion profit is to keep up the shareholders purse.
Take the profit away, the shereholders still want their purse.......
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 07, 2020, 04:53:27 PM
Take the profit away, the shereholders still want their purse.......

I may want, but I know that over the last couple of weeks, previously scheduled dividends have been cancelled on a few of my shares :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on April 07, 2020, 05:01:56 PM
Yep, especially places like Qantas pulling in $1 bill + per year PROFIT :o, but now it's suddenly "We can't afford to keep running" ::)

That may be their profit, but what is their running cost?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on April 07, 2020, 05:08:23 PM
Yep, especially places like Qantas pulling in $1 bill + per year PROFIT :o, but now it's suddenly "We can't afford to keep running" ::)

QF has enough cash to run for 12 months. Imagine if you suddenly lost 95% of your income, how many months could you run for?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: rockrat on April 07, 2020, 05:31:01 PM
But now F1 and MotoGP etc... are also waving the we are in Shit flags... I mean nobody would miss F1 - but MotoGP/2/3 :o
I'd miss F1  ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 07, 2020, 05:36:14 PM
QF has enough cash to run for 12 months. Imagine if you suddenly lost 95% of your income, how many months could you run for?
I have for the last 6 years, on the pension, but nobody gives me a handout
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on April 07, 2020, 05:39:26 PM
- but MotoGP/2/3 :o

Noooooooooo!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on April 07, 2020, 06:00:01 PM
I have for the last 6 years, on the pension, but nobody gives me a handout

Didnt you just get $750 from the govt with another $750 to come.  If not it will be in your next pension payday....
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 07, 2020, 07:04:48 PM
Didnt you just get $750 from the govt with another $750 to come.  If not it will be in your next pension payday....

Yep a grand total of $4-80 per week, that might get me a frothy coffee 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on April 07, 2020, 07:17:45 PM
Yep a grand total of $4-80 per week, that might get me a frothy coffee

How did you arrive at that figure. $750 is $15 a week and then in a couple of months another $750...Even on a part pension you get it.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 07, 2020, 09:08:24 PM
How did you arrive at that figure. $750 is $15 a week and then in a couple of months another $750...Even on a part pension you get it.
Do the math and read my posts properly.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: prodigyrf on April 07, 2020, 09:31:46 PM
That may be their profit, but what is their running cost?

Wage and salary earners never get that the boss doesn't pay them the customers do unless they're in the public circus of course. They're a miserable tight ass bunch of bosses too. When the customers don't pay for the financing of the aircraft or a return for those who own them guess what happens to the returns to lenders or the value of aircraft for their owners?  Can't see Boeing or Airbus making planes for a few years or would anyone like to buy a cheap plane at present? Imagine if you own a cruise liner or shares in one at present or ditto the shipbuilders? Not to worry Gummints everywhere will print more IOUs in order to play Father Xmas and save us all from the dreaded virus. Yes Virginia there is a Father Xmas but you might want to look up stagflation to understand what part all the little Elves will play in future.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MB TD42 on April 07, 2020, 10:02:03 PM
Bring back AFL...anyone else suffering withdrawals from the best excuse for a few frothies with the lads on the weekend?
Brand new Optus stadium in Perth stands empty...wonder if it will go broke before it even gets used properly ?
Stay strong peeps...

We're all ere coz we ain't all there.
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 08, 2020, 10:33:30 AM
Quote from: MB TD42
Bring back AFL

There shouldnt be any AFL/NRL/RU/Diveball this year as they will all be half baked Shitful competitions of desperation ... some of the Shit they are talking on radio "4 games per team per fortnight" etc Mind blowing... just plan on a bigger 2021.
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Post by: Pete79 on April 08, 2020, 02:59:58 PM
Quote
There shouldnt be any AFL/NRL/RU/Diveball this year as they will all be half baked Shitful competitions of desperation ... some of the Shit they are talking on radio "4 games per team per fortnight" etc Mind blowing... just plan on a bigger 2021.
I got a better idea.....
All the players should get coked up in their lounge rooms and log on for an E-Series this year... ::)

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The only thing the codes will have to work out is how  they can arrange for half the players to get up to their debortuary between rounds.

Perhaps they all get a free copy of the latest Leisure Suit Larry... ;D ;D

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 08, 2020, 03:37:53 PM
I got a better idea.....
All the players should get coked up in their lounge rooms and log on for an E-Series this year...
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MB TD42 on April 08, 2020, 04:45:02 PM


We're all ere coz we ain't all there.
   

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 10, 2020, 12:00:14 PM
Bit of an interesting dilemma that came up yesterday.

Had to go to physio, so while there I went in to newsagent next door to check on the Powerball ticket from the jackpot t'other week.

I got $25, which is great! :cup: ;D 8)

Which has to be paid in cash :o ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 10, 2020, 01:46:28 PM
So what do you call a group of 30 people?






































4 weddings and a funeral ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on April 10, 2020, 02:15:00 PM
Will we ever see fuel for $0.94/L on Good Friday ever again?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on April 10, 2020, 02:33:02 PM
May as well give a blind man a set of reading glasses,  For all the good, low fuel prices are atm for the general public in lock down .
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 10, 2020, 03:20:16 PM
May as well give a blind man a set of reading glasses,  For all the good, low fuel prices are atm for the general public in lock down .
Local isnt that flash, $1.38 range for most, and 1 at 1.19
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on April 10, 2020, 04:06:12 PM
What's this thing called petrol everybody is talking about?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2020, 05:40:39 PM
What's this thing called petrol everybody is talking about?
Ahahaha.
True.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 10, 2020, 07:44:57 PM
Keep seeing these ads for mattress overlays.... Super Sleeper Pro.... Is there a Semi-Pro version, or an Amateur Version??? WTF is a Professional Sleeper anyway, and where do I sign up to be one?  ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on April 13, 2020, 10:21:22 AM
Is there any reason why, instead of subsidising these big airlines, we buy shares to bale them out. My thinking is that way we at least we get some form of monotary return when they get back on their feet. I do realise there is a massive return to the economy through jobs but, we spent billions on baling out the cars industry for them to bugger off anyway.

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Post by: #jonesy on April 13, 2020, 07:23:08 PM
Basically devalues existing shareholders.

Eg 1000 shares and they give an extra 500 shares to govt. Now have 1500 shares for the same company.
 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: dogbox on April 13, 2020, 08:02:27 PM
Is there any reason why, instead of subsidising these big airlines, we buy shares to bale them out. My thinking is that way we at least we get some form of monotary return when they get back on their feet. I do realise there is a massive return to the economy through jobs but, we spent billions on baling out the cars industry for them to bugger off anyway.

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they are already publicly listed companies VAH @ $ 0.086 per share
                                                             QAN @ $ 3.56  per share
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on April 13, 2020, 08:23:50 PM
OK I can understand that. Excuse me for sounding stupid but wouldn't it be better to have devalued shares than none at all if the company enters bankruptcy? I was reading an article today where Jacinta Ardern was saying they could have a two week quarantine for anyone entering NZ for possibly the next two to three years. If that is the case, and we follow their lead here, or indeed other countries do,  who would want to spend five weeks for a one week holiday? Sounds to me like the death knell to most airlines. Do you think it is wise to invest in them?
 I'm just trying to get my head around it.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on April 13, 2020, 11:08:53 PM
OK I can understand that. Excuse me for sounding stupid but wouldn't it be better to have devalued shares than none at all if the company enters bankruptcy? I was reading an article today where Jacinta Ardern was saying they could have a two week quarantine for anyone entering NZ for possibly the next two to three years. If that is the case, and we follow their lead here, or indeed other countries do,  who would want to spend five weeks for a one week holiday? Sounds to me like the death knell to most airlines. Do you think it is wise to invest in them?
 I'm just trying to get my head around it.

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Seen how many flights are still going around the world. 

https://www.flightradar24.com/-28.1,132.31/2
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: moeite on April 13, 2020, 11:18:40 PM
Seen how many flights are still going around the world. 

https://www.flightradar24.com/-28.1,132.31/2

There's lots and lots but my opinion is that the days of cheap air travel are well and truly numbered. The financiers are probably "helping" the airlines out at the moment but you can bet that when all this is done and dusted they'll want the arrears sorted out ASAP.
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Post by: alnjan on April 13, 2020, 11:37:08 PM
There's lots and lots but my opinion is that the days of cheap air travel are well and truly numbered. The financiers are probably "helping" the airlines out at the moment but you can bet that when all this is done and dusted they'll want the arrears sorted out ASAP.

Guess though we forget sometimes that planes don't just carry people, they also carry freight/goods etc.   
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: prodigyrf on April 14, 2020, 12:53:05 AM

 I'm just trying to get my head around it.


Well get your head around this-
https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/04/13/chinas-new-coronavirus-cases-near-6-week-high-russian-border-new-battleground/

‘Suifenhe and Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, are now mandating 28 days of quarantine for all arrivals from abroad as well as nucleic acid and antibody tests.’

“I don’t need to worry,” Zhao Wei, another Suifenhe resident, told Reuters. “If there’s a local transmission, I would, but there’s not a single one. They’re all from the border, but they’ve all been sent to quarantine.”

In Australia right now we have States and Territories shutting their borders (against the Federal Constitution mind you) let alone country towns and seaside resorts who don't even want holiday homeowners coming to live in their joints so whaddya reckon with whole countries never ever wanting to go through all this crap again?

I'm with Zhao Wei and you want to step onto this land again once we've bumped off this virus you can go straight to special user pays quarantine facilities for similar (28 days?) with all the medical tests they want to run and charge you for before you're ever allowed to roam around free on this continent again. Get the picture? Yep that means Formula1 drivers and crew, international golfers, tennis players, visiting dignitaries, new migrants and returning jetsetters, yada yada. So get all that into the frame as I want to be able to get back to normal hitching up and hitting the road with as much bloody toilet paper as the supermarket shelves can carry anywhere and everywhere. And do you think all those folks facing worse OS right now will be any different with you stepping onto their soil? Now do you get it?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on April 14, 2020, 06:54:10 AM
Prodigyrf, I'm not sure if you have misunderstood the reason behind my inquiry or I have just not made myself clear. I have no desire to cause any anamosity so i will apoligise for my ignorance and bow out of this conversation.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: shakey55 on April 14, 2020, 06:56:09 AM
Well get your head around this-
https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/04/13/chinas-new-coronavirus-cases-near-6-week-high-russian-border-new-battleground/

In Australia right now we have States and Territories shutting their borders (against the Federal Constitution mind you) let alone country towns and seaside resorts who don't even want holiday homeowners coming to live in their joints so whaddya reckon with whole countries never ever wanting to go through all this crap again?

Why at this time, would you even worry about the constitution.  In my opinion, you do what ever is needed to be done to fix the problem at hand when it’s a National / World health problem.

Look at New York now after Mayor Cuomo said that if the President considered quarantining New York, it would be considered a federal declaration of war.

Again, you do whatever is needed to be done


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on April 14, 2020, 07:33:29 AM
Well get your head around this-
https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/04/13/chinas-new-coronavirus-cases-near-6-week-high-russian-border-new-battleground/

‘Suifenhe and Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, are now mandating 28 days of quarantine for all arrivals from abroad as well as nucleic acid and antibody tests.’

“I don’t need to worry,” Zhao Wei, another Suifenhe resident, told Reuters. “If there’s a local transmission, I would, but there’s not a single one. They’re all from the border, but they’ve all been sent to quarantine.”

In Australia right now we have States and Territories shutting their borders (against the Federal Constitution mind you) let alone country towns and seaside resorts who don't even want holiday homeowners coming to live in their joints so whaddya reckon with whole countries never ever wanting to go through all this crap again?

I'm with Zhao Wei and you want to step onto this land again once we've bumped off this virus you can go straight to special user pays quarantine facilities for similar (28 days?) with all the medical tests they want to run and charge you for before you're ever allowed to roam around free on this continent again. Get the picture? Yep that means Formula1 drivers and crew, international golfers, tennis players, visiting dignitaries, new migrants and returning jetsetters, yada yada. So get all that into the frame as I want to be able to get back to normal hitching up and hitting the road with as much bloody toilet paper as the supermarket shelves can carry anywhere and everywhere. And do you think all those folks facing worse OS right now will be any different with you stepping onto their soil? Now do you get it?

Obviously you do not have children, parents, friends or relatives living abroad.  So no specialist doctors, engineers, health experts or anyone would be able to come in.  Naturally all airlines would stop as well. Forget the freight boats as they are not fully robotic.   Things will change in the future but what your proposing is complete insanity. Naturally we will have to take this one step further as some people want and completely shut down our state borders with the same limitations you want.  Sitting in a refrigerated truck for 28 days at the border wouldn't be much fun.Every country on the planet to remain a totally shut off state/nation?  Welcome to North Korea.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: hardroad on April 14, 2020, 08:06:09 AM
Article link from Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6691963/states-are-shutting-their-borders-to-stop-coronavirus-is-that-actually-allowed/

"If movement of people across state borders must be absolutely free, can the states hinder or even prevent such movement during the coronavirus pandemic? The short answer is "yes".
"Absolutely free" does not mean what it says. The High Court has accepted that there can be limits if they are reasonable and imposed for a legitimate end, such as protecting the public from a dangerous disease."
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 14, 2020, 09:03:03 AM
Seen how many flights are still going around the world. 

Yep, right now there's about 3900 world-wide, with ~200 over Oz (& 1500 in the US!).

The usual figure though, is in the order of 50000! :o

& the 200 here include a number of freighters (UPS, FedEx & DHL), quite a few RFDS, & lot's of light aircraft, with only half a dozen or so commercial jets.

It's so bad, that GC Airport, usually the 6th busiest in the country, shut it's doors on Easter Thursday, leading into what is usually the busiest weekend of the entire year :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 14, 2020, 09:24:10 AM
When are people going to take 60 seconds to learn how to insert links properly ?  :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on April 14, 2020, 11:01:09 AM
When are people going to take 60 seconds to learn how to insert links properly ?  :-* :-*


http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=41624.msg1012925#msg1012925 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=41624.msg1012925#msg1012925)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 14, 2020, 12:03:58 PM
Just discussing the "Kids at home schooling" with one of the mums here at work and the difficulties this will cause... This is going to be a massive challenge..

Shes only worked here 5 mths and cant work from home in her position but has young kids sorta 2nd to 4th class.. I think there will be 100's in this basket...

How will this work?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: plusnq on April 14, 2020, 01:55:00 PM
Here in QLD your kids would be going to school in that situation.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on April 14, 2020, 04:19:55 PM
We took our kids out of school a couple of weeks before the end of term, so by now they've had their holiday.

I set them up with their OneNote and school email accounts this morning and sent them back to e-school today.
They've already completed the first week's worth of English classes...  :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: edz on April 14, 2020, 04:55:20 PM
Yep weve been home schooling since before the holidays.. Miss 12 is a challenge to keep on track, but still doing ok.
 Biggest challenge we're finding is some of the teachers, Not being capable or up to speed with delivering a digital classroom lesson,  It seems most just dont have lesson plans they normaly conduct lessons from and its caught them out .
 Lucky in our case both of us are here. mum works from home part time anyway  and Ive been stood down till further notice.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 14, 2020, 05:09:52 PM
Ive been stood down till further notice.

Damn, sorry to hear that, Edz :'(

I thought you were being kept on ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: dogbox on April 15, 2020, 09:06:28 AM
Basically devalues existing shareholders.

Eg 1000 shares and they give an extra 500 shares to govt. Now have 1500 shares for the same company.

who are the biggest share holders in virgin air ?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on April 15, 2020, 09:44:21 AM
who are the biggest share holders in virgin air ?

Other airlines, Singapore, Etihad and AirNZ, and Branson via Virgin Group
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: jclures on April 15, 2020, 09:53:59 AM
Etihad Airways (20.94%)
Singapore Airlines (20.09%)
Nanshan Group (19.98%)
HNA Group (19.82%)
Virgin Group (10.42%)
I think three of them are Chinese businesses.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: dogbox on April 15, 2020, 11:50:56 AM
Etihad Airways (20.94%)
Singapore Airlines (20.09%)
Nanshan Group (19.98%)
HNA Group (19.82%)
Virgin Group (10.42%)
I think three of them are Chinese businesses.
and they want how many billion dollars
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 15, 2020, 12:26:30 PM
"Only" 1.5 ... ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 15, 2020, 02:22:26 PM
Yep weve been home schooling since before the holidays.

From bloke at work

so first day of school for the kids
at home
and guess what the youngest is doing at 9am
watching the simpsons
so i said "that's not school"
but he showed me the instructions and it was in fact school
wtf
yeah, and they're worried about the kids "losing a year"
i wouldn't worry

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wana go back to skewl...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 15, 2020, 04:01:08 PM
yeah, and they're worried about the kids "losing a year"

We always said the same thing multiple times every year.

"It's absolutely vital for their education that your child attends school on every day of the entire 12 years"!

Less sport days, swimming carnivals, excursions, poetry reading days, free dress days with half the day doing fundraisiing things, day trips, week / fortnight long trips ...  ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on April 15, 2020, 04:47:06 PM


Less sport days, swimming carnivals, excursions, poetry reading days, free dress days with half the day doing fundraisiing things, day trips, week / fortnight long trips ...  ::)

Also Religious Instruction, picking up litter in the schoolyard, many days where teacher was sick so activities with as fill in or teachers aid.
Our eldest went to primary school until grade 2. We then home schooled her and the other 2 as they came along.
They all went to private girls school for the higher education.
All have now completed uni and are doing very well.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 21, 2020, 11:33:50 AM
Been having a look but can't find it ...

Who was it that made a firepit up out of aluminium mesh t'other week, & how did it go ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: westvic on April 21, 2020, 12:27:27 PM
Been having a look but can't find it ...

Who was it that made a firepit up out of aluminium mesh t'other week, & how did it go ???


this the one?? scroll down post 5284

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=28369.5275 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=28369.5275)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 21, 2020, 12:31:52 PM
this the one??

That's it!

Thanks, Vic :D

Needed to go another page further back :-[
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on April 21, 2020, 05:50:36 PM
This isn't a rant or a wtf.
I just don't get some people.
Tuesday before Easter I was asked to quote to replace 45 meters of timber fascia board.They had contacted me through my work Facebook page.
Wanting to keep it local they said. So I quote, don't hear anything, this morning I messaged them asking were they happy with the quote.
Reply, "The job is done, we don't need you"
They have just moved into our small village,
Why wouldn't you follow up, just to say we went with someone else?


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on April 21, 2020, 06:00:28 PM
......
Why wouldn't you follow up, just to say we went with someone else?

A common courtesy, I would have thought.....but not so common, perhaps??


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on April 21, 2020, 06:57:02 PM
A common courtesy, I would have thought.....but not so common, perhaps??
Hey Geoff, you would think?
Many other tradies I know, cause most of us talk to each other, know each other, we do get along.
Most have mentioned the increase in requests for quotes. Most of us supply from the same suppliers, so our buying costs are the same, and delivery time is the same.
We all do the same quality of work, it isn't a cartel or collusion.
 Is it just people are bored, and want to go fishing on price?
Tyre kickers, is that the right term?

You & Kay take care mate.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 21, 2020, 07:57:41 PM
This isn't a rant or a wtf.
I just don't get some people.
Tuesday before Easter I was asked to quote to replace 45 meters of timber fascia board.They had contacted me through my work Facebook page.
Wanting to keep it local they said. So I quote, don't hear anything, this morning I messaged them asking were they happy with the quote.
Reply, "The job is done, we don't need you"
They have just moved into our small village,
Why wouldn't you follow up, just to say we went with someone else?



Used to happen to me all the time, even though 90% of my work was from referals or repeat work
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on April 22, 2020, 06:44:31 AM
Used to happen to me all the time, even though 90% of my work was from referals or repeat work
Hi mate,
For it to stop, what did you do differently ?
Talkin a couple of mates in the trade, seems one way to reduce the chance of it, is to start charging for quoting.
If the quote is successful, the cost of the quote is deducted  from the price given.
Some say I'm mad for not chargung for quotes atm.
 ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 22, 2020, 07:34:06 AM
Never charged to quote a job.
Never followed up after a quote.
Sometimes, I refused to quote, just ell 'em its $60 an hour for me on the tools, $30 for the wife to do the clean up behind me with Shit like hedges etc.
Would work on a 2 out of 3 success rate for quotes.
Once the quote was done, i would ask on the spot, do you want to book that in.
Most times, 2 out 3, it was a goer.

If I never heard from them again, I never gave a Shit.

Better things to do than chase folks to wipe their bum.

They're all adults, they need/want me, they'll call me.

No sense making the working week harder than you have to.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Rodt on April 22, 2020, 07:35:30 AM
This isn't a rant or a wtf.
I just don't get some people.
Tuesday before Easter I was asked to quote to replace 45 meters of timber fascia board.They had contacted me through my work Facebook page.
Wanting to keep it local they said. So I quote, don't hear anything, this morning I messaged them asking were they happy with the quote.
Reply, "The job is done, we don't need you"
They have just moved into our small village,
Why wouldn't you follow up, just to say we went with someone else?

While not exactly the same a lot of this seems to happen through Facebook (or maybe it is just a keyboard thing). The wife has often put things for sale on the local pages and people contact her etc and they agree on a price and time to collect and then you never hear from or see them again. I know I see ads sometimes and ask a question about the item and then the same silence.

I reckon it is a deeper issue (without trying to sound like an amateur psychologist) where that due to the lack of human interaction (face-to-face or even phone conversation) it is like that usual closure doesn't need to occur. Could also say it is a generational thing but that is not the case from my experience 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 22, 2020, 09:05:44 AM
Hi mate,
For it to stop, what did you do differently ?
Talkin a couple of mates in the trade, seems one way to reduce the chance of it, is to start charging for quoting.
If the quote is successful, the cost of the quote is deducted  from the price given.
Some say I'm mad for not chargung for quotes atm.
 ???
I just treated it as a numbers game, the more quotes I did the more jobs I got. Talk to the people as a successfull business man, not a "tradie", people like to deal with successfull people, look and sound that way.
Quoting without getting the job is just another cost of doing business
 :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pottsy on April 22, 2020, 09:11:51 AM
I have had very few occasions over the years to ask for quotes on jobs, but I have never rung the losing bidder but if they have asked or followed up I always explained my decision in a polite factual way.
As part of my working life we quoted, tendered for many large purchases, (20k - 500k) always followed up, just part of doing business.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Beachman on April 22, 2020, 11:51:32 AM
Hey Geoff, you would think?
Many other tradies I know, cause most of us talk to each other, know each other, we do get along.
Most have mentioned the increase in requests for quotes. Most of us supply from the same suppliers, so our buying costs are the same, and delivery time is the same.
We all do the same quality of work, it isn't a cartel or collusion.
 Is it just people are bored, and want to go fishing on price?
Tyre kickers, is that the right term?

I have done 2 major renovations to our current house and our last house. Yes price has to come into it, but for me personally it’s more about my interaction/connection with the tradesman and on multiple occasions went for a higher quote. I also understand the more you screw a tradesperson on price, the more corners they will cut with the job.

Three things I hated when getting quotes

1.   Young tradesman turning up in a HSV or tricked out 79 series ute. Minute they left I told the Wife it’s unlikely they will get the job as they need to include car repayments in the quote (95% of the time I was right as their quotes were out of the ballpark)
2.   Companies sending out a salesperson instead of the tradesmen. This adds another wage/commission which needs to be taken into account on the quote, plus the salespeople tell you anything can be done. It’s not until after you have signed the contract and the tradie comes out you find out that can’t be done. 
3.    Tradesmen not listening to what I what. I don’t mind them explaining why it can’t be done or giving options, but the guarantee way to lose a job is not listening to what I am saying just because it’s too hard. Just say it can be done, but it will cost X amount more and let me decide.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 22, 2020, 12:31:28 PM
I have done 2 major renovations to our current house and our last house. Yes price has to come into it, but for me personally it’s more about my interaction/connection with the tradesman and on multiple occasions went for a higher quote. I also understand the more you screw a tradesperson on price, the more corners they will cut with the job.

Three things I hated when getting quotes

1.   Young tradesman turning up in a HSV or tricked out 79 series ute. Minute they left I told the Wife it’s unlikely they will get the job as they need to include car repayments in the quote (95% of the time I was right as their quotes were out of the ballpark)
2.   Companies sending out a salesperson instead of the tradesmen. This adds another wage/commission which needs to be taken into account on the quote, plus the salespeople tell you anything can be done. It’s not until after you have signed the contract and the tradie comes out you find out that can’t be done. 
3.    Tradesmen not listening to what I what. I don’t mind them explaining why it can’t be done or giving options, but the guarantee way to lose a job is not listening to what I am saying just because it’s too hard. Just say it can be done, but it will cost X amount more and let me decide.
You have tradies actually turn up ??? ??? ??? do you offer beer or hookers?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on April 22, 2020, 06:11:41 PM
Hey guys,
I will get around to repling to you who have replied to my post, when I get a chance,
It's a weird world at the moment.
I do appreciate you advice, suggestions and comments.

Thank you
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: dogbox on April 22, 2020, 08:25:56 PM
We always said the same thing multiple times every year.

"It's absolutely vital for their education that your child attends school on every day of the entire 12 years"!

Less sport days, swimming carnivals, excursions, poetry reading days, free dress days with half the day doing fundraisiing things, day trips, week / fortnight long trips ...  ::)

student free days as well
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 22, 2020, 08:58:24 PM
3.    Tradesmen not listening to what I what. I don’t mind them explaining why it can’t be done or giving options, but the guarantee way to lose a job is not listening to what I am saying just because it’s too hard. Just say it can be done, but it will cost X amount more and let me decide.

It can be quite staggering , the number of jobs I quoted/did that the client said I've had 3 blokes here and they all said it couldn't be done  ??? I'd say well where's the part that can't be done, they'd reply "you're looking at it" my reply WTF ? where ?"Next question without any price given "when can you start and how long will it take ?
My motto was always plan for the worst and hope for the best, take the jobs nobody else wants, give the client the choice of a fixed price or hourly rate and explain everything that might/could go wrong. Nearly every time they would take the hourly rate and the final account would be within $150-00 of the fixed price. win/win
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MB TD42 on April 25, 2020, 05:59:31 PM
It can be quite staggering , the number of jobs I quoted/did that the client said I've had 3 blokes here and they all said it couldn't be done  ??? I'd say well where's the part that can't be done, they'd reply "you're looking at it" my reply WTF ? where ?"Next question without any price given "when can you start and how long will it take ?
My motto was always plan for the worst and hope for the best, take the jobs nobody else wants, give the client the choice of a fixed price or hourly rate and explain everything that might/could go wrong. Nearly every time they would take the hourly rate and the final account would be within $150-00 of the fixed price. win/win
Yeah mate...I can fix almost anything for the right price...I will even sub out licenced work that need certification...no money in doing nothing...

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on April 26, 2020, 06:42:56 PM
What has become of Australian Television?
The mind numbing crap that confronts me every bloody day. Cooking shows, House reno's, reruns of crap, 24 hour news cycle and sport is all about the NRL being dicks.

What happened to comedies, taking the piss out of ourselves, having a laugh at ourselves?
Have people become that butt hurt, that they are offended even if it isn't about them?
Why has eveything become so PC?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on April 26, 2020, 07:14:39 PM
What has become of Australian Television?
The mind numbing crap that confronts me every bloody day. Cooking shows, House reno's, reruns of crap, 24 hour news cycle and sport is all about the NRL being dicks.

What happened to comedies, taking the piss out of ourselves, having a laugh at ourselves?
Have people become that butt hurt, that they are offended even if it isn't about them?
Why has eveything become so PC?

Agree.  Couple of days ago looking for something half way worth watching on the free to air tv and there it was. 

That movie for COVID 19


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on April 26, 2020, 07:22:29 PM
Agree.  Couple of days ago looking for something half way worth watching on the free to air tv and there it was. 

That movie for COVID 19


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/)
Apperantly pay is not that much different

And some wonder why social media & forums have become the new pub.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 27, 2020, 07:26:25 AM
What has become of Australian Television?

What happened to comedies, taking the piss out of ourselves, having a laugh at ourselves?
Have people become that butt hurt, that they are offended even if it isn't about them?
Why has eveything become so PC?

You have to wonder, don't you ??? :'(

& yes, I think it is, partially at least, that the anti-everything's will whinge & scream at anything, even if they have never watched it, because they perceive it to be "offensive".

Could you even begin to imagine Paul Hogan, Dave Allen, Benny Hill & a host of other similar light-hearted shows being made today ???

So they just copy those shows that have been "proven" to be popular o'seas, so we just get never-ending repeats of teh same dribble ???

That movie for COVID 19

The other one was on a few weeks ago ;D

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114069/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114069/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 27, 2020, 10:51:35 AM
Quote from: Hairs
What has become of Australian Television?
Why has eveything become so PC?

You've just noticed this, I am disappointed.. your 30 years too late.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 27, 2020, 10:53:05 AM
From Wazbot

Now what are the chances that you and i will have to pay stamp duty on our houses, even if we have owned them forever

Quote
Victorians now have to stump up $45,770 when they buy a house at Melbourne’s median price of $845,000, with the state government reaping $6 billion a year.

But the Herald Sun can reveal the government is exploring a politically difficult plan to dump stamp duty in favour of a cheaper annual tax paid by homeowners, calculated on the value and size of their land.

A long-term transition to the new system would likely be necessary so homeowners are not taxed twice on properties they have recently purchased, and that could require Commonwealth help to cover a temporary fall in state revenue.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bmwfreak on April 27, 2020, 11:06:01 AM
‘Cheaper annual tax’ ? Cheaper for the government no doubt!!
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on April 27, 2020, 01:32:32 PM
you and i will have to pay stamp duty on our houses

No, don't worry, it'll be alright ...

The GST is going to replace all other duties, taxes & so on, saving us all $000's every year! ::) :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on April 28, 2020, 05:16:13 PM
Anyone know a good place to find out info on a couple of swords the old man has had since the war..
any good forums, or websites, etc.. google brings up 2380923403294392032942039 things that arent related.

(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/sword/sword1.jpg)


(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/sword/sword0.jpg)



I went to one place, and it was like the fake reality show Pawn Stars...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 28, 2020, 05:27:03 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/museumofhistory/comments/i1obh/nazi_dagger_taken_from_a_german_officer_during/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/museumofhistory/comments/i1obh/nazi_dagger_taken_from_a_german_officer_during/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on April 28, 2020, 05:29:34 PM
http://globalreplicas.com/en/smooth-polish-cavalry-sabre-wz-1917-not-scabbard-tablo.html (http://globalreplicas.com/en/smooth-polish-cavalry-sabre-wz-1917-not-scabbard-tablo.html)
Ya didn't look very hard dijah
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: 2Strokeit on April 28, 2020, 05:49:46 PM

Australian Blade Forum  ask for Dutchy357.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MDS69 on April 28, 2020, 08:01:29 PM
Anyone know a good place to find out info on a couple of swords the old man has had since the war..
any good forums, or websites, etc.. google brings up 2380923403294392032942039 things that arent related.

(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/sword/sword1.jpg)


(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/sword/sword0.jpg)



I went to one place, and it was like the fake reality show Pawn Stars...


That little black one is a Foxtel remote and is worth bugger all. Your welcome.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on May 06, 2020, 03:04:41 PM
Not random at all, but still a question ...

Have you all remembered that this coming Sunday, 10/5, is Mother's Day! ;D

If not,

*** WARNING, WARNING ***


You have 4 days, I repeat, you have only 4 days!!! >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on May 06, 2020, 05:55:27 PM
Not random at all, but still a question ...

Have you all remembered that this coming Sunday, 10/5, is Mother's Day! ;D

If not,

*** WARNING, WARNING ***


You have 4 days, I repeat, you have only 4 days!!! >:D

Thanks mate, but I'm an orphan now...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2020, 03:21:01 PM
how and why do these people get so much for doing **** all on a fake reality show?

Seven's Pete Evans exits from $800,000 My Kitchen Rules role

800,000... am I the only one that thinks that amount is obscene ??
$800,000 ? is that a misprint? surely $8 is more than enough for that tripe...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on May 08, 2020, 11:42:49 PM
how and why do these people get so much for doing **** all on a fake reality show?

Seven's Pete Evans exits from $800,000 My Kitchen Rules role

800,000... am I the only one that thinks that amount is obscene ??
$800,000 ? is that a misprint? surely $8 is more than enough for that tripe...

Wouldn't know, never watched it. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2020, 11:47:05 PM
Wouldn't know, never watched it.
neither do I ... teh commercials show how Shithouse it is LOL

But 800k for a few hours work?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on May 08, 2020, 11:50:38 PM
neither do I ... teh commercials show how Shithouse it is LOL

But 800k for a few hours work?

You hear occasionally just what pay packet some of these so called 'stars' or 'celebrities' are on and I wonder what planet the person paying them is on. 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on May 09, 2020, 07:40:06 AM
$2M to watch people play with LEGO for a few weeks.... ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on May 09, 2020, 09:27:15 AM
$2M to watch people play with LEGO for a few weeks.... ;)

Yeah, read that elsewhere, $38,000 a week.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Heavensent on May 09, 2020, 10:52:42 AM
$2M to watch people play with LEGO for a few weeks.... ;)
Id be more pissed if they didn't let me play with Lego too.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2020, 11:14:17 AM
You hear occasionally just what pay packet some of these so called 'stars' or 'celebrities' are on and I wonder what planet the person paying them is on.
exactly...
how riveting it must be to watch people build lego... you'd earn 2 million if you could in anyway build the suspense on that
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 11, 2020, 10:20:48 AM
Why is it each state government is creating confusion on the relaxing of rules - why not same for all? Votes?

As you saw on weekend the shops in Vic were flat out people everywhere, yet nothing has changed here yet..  If each state changes different lockdown rules at different times, the less intelligent will suffer
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on May 11, 2020, 11:25:54 AM
Why is it each state government is creating confusion on the relaxing of rules - why not same for all? Votes?

As you saw on weekend the shops in Vic were flat out people everywhere, yet nothing has changed here yet..  If each state changes different lockdown rules at different times, the less intelligent will suffer
Might not be a bad thing, let nature take it's course
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on May 11, 2020, 04:09:03 PM
Trouble is the less intelligent are most likely the carriers who will take it home to some poor old bugger. If they're healthy and have a good imune system, they still have a good chance of transferring to someone who hasn't.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 18, 2020, 09:59:32 AM
Why do Coles etc expect you to pack your own bags at the checkout? FFS.......
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on May 18, 2020, 10:15:13 AM
I was wondering about that. All it seems to do is slow you down in the check out so the virus has more time to spread.
I was there a couple of weeks ago for my 2 week supply run so I had a heap of stuff to get. Before I could pack my bags the checkout chick was loading up next customers stuff on top of mine
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on May 18, 2020, 10:19:31 AM
Why do Coles etc expect you to pack your own bags at the checkout? FFS.......

might be because if you are bringing your own bags, they don't have to touch them?

those bags would be a fairly interesting breeding ground for any biological organism, let alone a virus...

the less the checkout operators have to touch items not originating the store, the better for them...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on May 18, 2020, 10:36:52 AM
Quote from: paceman
might be because if you are bringing your own bags, they don't have to touch them?

I supply - or they supply.. So if they supply the bags should I refuse to touch the bags too?
I've also touched all the items they are scanning too... twice. Once off the shelf into trolley - once onto the thing for them to scan in.

as Champ says, it just slows the whole lot down, I mean having 18 checkouts, and only 2 open helps that too...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on May 18, 2020, 10:44:18 AM
I supply - or they supply.. So if they supply the bags should I refuse to touch the bags too?
I've also touched all the items they are scanning too... twice. Once off the shelf into trolley - once onto the thing for them to scan in.

as Champ says, it just slows the whole lot down, I mean having 18 checkouts, and only 2 open helps that too...

but the stuff from the shelf may have come from a 'safer' environment than your personal bags... ?

maybe the packaging plants for those items are being cleaned/fumigated?

i don't know.  i'd take my chances with a new grocery item, than someone's personal bag that hasn't ever been washed...

in the end, i think it's a small price to pay...  i don't have an issue with it.  keep your distance and it shouldn't be a big problem.

haven't seen too many grocery stores/kmart/etc,  up here that have a heap of people lining up, with hardly any checkouts open.  the opposite has applied actually.  they want to get you in and out ASAP...



Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on May 18, 2020, 11:29:47 AM
Why do Coles etc expect you to pack your own bags at the checkout? FFS.......

Yep especially after they have cross contaminated your goods with their one pair of gloves for the day

Makes more sense to use the self serve, scan and pack yourself.   
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on May 18, 2020, 11:51:30 AM
I've picked up from a majority of supermarket distribution centres in and around melbourne and delivered to most supermakets big and small around gippsland and I personally have not witnessed a great amount of hygiene either before or since the virus hit. I don't worry about something I have no control over,  I just deal with it and wash my hands every time I leave a shop.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on May 18, 2020, 11:53:15 AM

i don't know.  i'd take my chances with a new grocery item, than someone's personal bag that hasn't ever been washed...


You mean the grocery item that you've just carried around the store in one of their grotty green baskets  >:D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on May 18, 2020, 11:55:54 AM
Years ago I used to deliver flour to shops around melbourne and some of the dirtiest rat infested shops were in toorak and prahran. It's the old storey, if you like a food, don't see how it's made. Same then as now, personal hygiene is the key.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on May 18, 2020, 12:11:01 PM
You mean the grocery item that you've just carried around the store in one of their grotty green baskets  >:D

nah mate... don't use those baskets...

in the end, if packing your own groceries is the biggest issue you have in the world at the moment, you're doing ok...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on May 31, 2020, 09:09:57 PM
Seeing as pubs have been shut all of this time, did any of them take the opportunity to clean their stinking carpets and bar mats?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on May 31, 2020, 09:37:59 PM
Could never figure carpets in a place that smelt like it should be tackled with a 1 inch hose.
Cheers

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on May 31, 2020, 09:59:40 PM
Seeing as pubs have been shut all of this time, did any of them take the opportunity to clean their stinking carpets and bar mats?

Worked in a couple of pubs in Carlton and Fitzroy in the good old days, if any problem started, down came the roller shutters untill all the noise stopped, then out came the fire hoses to clean things.  ;D No carpets and no bar mats,no blood, all gone constable 
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 02, 2020, 07:16:40 PM
Please let me know if I have this wrong.
I believe the media, through their masters are controlling our emotions.
Local newspapers have closed shop, near everyone gets their news online, a captive audience.
What would happen if we all turned our tv's off, turned FB off, actually phoned someone(btw, thanks to the swaggers that I get phone calls from), dropped in and said G'day, how do you reckon our communities would change?
 

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on June 02, 2020, 07:58:20 PM
Please let me know if I have this wrong.
I believe the media, through their masters are controlling our emotions.
Local newspapers have closed shop, near everyone gets their news online, a captive audience.
What would happen if we all turned our tv's off, turned FB off, actually phoned someone(btw, thanks to the swaggers that I get phone calls from), dropped in and said G'day, how do you reckon our communities would change?

Local newspapers closing has more to do with printing costs V sales. Why would you spend money producing a product that people don't buy?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 02, 2020, 08:02:06 PM
Local newspapers closing has more to do with printing costs V sales. Why would you spend money producing a product that people don't buy?
our local community news paper here adn back home was free.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 02, 2020, 08:14:13 PM
our local community news paper here adn back home was free.
Yep, a free one here has taken the opportunity to increase thier market.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 02, 2020, 08:28:56 PM
Yep, a free one here has taken the opportunity to increase thier market.
our local here is nothing but an infomercial. not worth reading.

one back home was ok
https://www.theleader.com.au/ (https://www.theleader.com.au/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Steffo1 on June 02, 2020, 08:29:21 PM
Please let me know if I have this wrong.
I believe the media, through their masters are controlling our emotions.
Local newspapers have closed shop, near everyone gets their news online, a captive audience.
What would happen if we all turned our tv's off, turned FB off, actually phoned someone(btw, thanks to the swaggers that I get phone calls from), dropped in and said G'day, how do you reckon our communities would change?

I don't watch television too much, probably an hour a week max, mainly Shaun the Sheep, but I have to laugh when people hang Shit on 'Reality TV' programmes and then watch the news with 'Oohs, aahs and tsk tsks' going on.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on June 02, 2020, 09:54:47 PM
I don't watch television too much, probably an hour a week max, mainly Shaun the Sheep,

Don't know what Shaun the Sheep is, but an hr of tellie a week would put you in the 0.1% of people who don't watch it.

Have a friend who doesn't own a computer, and doesn't know how to access the internet on his phone either. But he has a tellie...and a smart one at that, but only uses it for netflix.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: moeite on June 04, 2020, 11:42:46 AM
our local community news paper here adn back home was free.
It was never "free". Local "free" papers are the same as "free" to air TV.
You, the consumer, is the product and the TV channel and the paper are a way of delivering you to the advertiser.
The way it works is that the local paper or TV channel go and have a talk to their media buyer about what they are publishing / airing. The media buyer then goes to the advertiser and asks for advertising for products that will appeal to the demographic that will likely watch the programme or read the paper.
Money changes hands, the paper is printed and delivered to your letterbox and you are delivered to the advertiser.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 05, 2020, 06:34:17 PM
Ok, so QLD have shut boarders(because NSW has a higher number of cases of covid19), yet we see here(northern NSW) many QLD plated vehicles(without the big window thingy) towing caravans, trailers.
So these lot come to NSW, camp, holiday, go back to Canetoad country and all is good.
Am I missing something here?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 06, 2020, 01:54:14 AM
Quote from: Hairs
Am I missing something here?

Your trying to work out what cant be worked out.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 06, 2020, 08:52:05 AM
By my understanding of the rules (which I openly admit may be way off!) if even Qld residents in Qld vehicles don't have a border pass, they won't be allowed back in ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on June 06, 2020, 09:55:03 PM
By my understanding of the rules (which I openly admit may be way off!) if even Qld residents in Qld vehicles don't have a border pass, they won't be allowed back in ???

They are allowed back in.   No real dramas.   It is only if they have been to the declared hot spots they have to isolate for the 14 days.   

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/border-restrictions (https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/border-restrictions)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 07, 2020, 06:28:09 PM
Ok,
Not trying to start a Shite fight,
In the current climate, BLM, and the increasing violence and the anger in the communitty.
I have tried to find/google statists on how many people have lost their life in custody over the last 30 years.
All I find is references to Aboriginal deaths, there must be a record somewhere.
Considering the prison system is predominantly aboriginal, wouldn't' the numbers be high regarding this?
Grafton Jail is about to be opened, out of curiosity I looked at the advertised positions  that were on offer.
Every position(some 200), had in the application form, must be or identify as an Aboriginal as the first question asked.

Like I said, I haven't posted this to start a Shite fight.


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on June 07, 2020, 06:53:15 PM
It was never "free". Local "free" papers are the same as "free" to air TV.
You, the consumer, is the product and the TV channel and the paper are a way of delivering you to the advertiser.
The way it works is that the local paper or TV channel go and have a talk to their media buyer about what they are publishing / airing. The media buyer then goes to the advertiser and asks for advertising for products that will appeal to the demographic that will likely watch the programme or read the paper.
Money changes hands, the paper is printed and delivered to your letterbox and you are delivered to the advertiser.

Then the paper was put in m,y mail box..FREE.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bmwfreak on June 07, 2020, 07:18:54 PM
Hey Hairs, Check this site out. It may answer some of your questions, even though it is not for a 30 year period.
 https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi309 (https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi309)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 07, 2020, 08:24:38 PM
Hey Hairs, Check this site out. It may answer some of your questions, even though it is not for a 30 year period.
 https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi309 (https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi309)
Cheers mate,
Will read it all tomorrow.
Appreciate the link, I have been sent a couple more as well, Member messenger.

I don't mind if someone doesn't want to comment, I'm trying to understand it.
Cheers
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 08, 2020, 10:12:30 AM
I was given this link last night,
It is worth the read.
Indigenous Deaths in Custody: Chapter 3 Comparison: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Deathshttps://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/indigenous-deaths-custody-chapter-3-comparison-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-deaths (https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/indigenous-deaths-custody-chapter-3-comparison-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-deaths)

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 08, 2020, 10:15:42 AM
Hey Hairs, Check this site out. It may answer some of your questions, even though it is not for a 30 year period.
 https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi309 (https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi309)

Thanks,
There is alot of information in that.
Cheers
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: moeite on June 08, 2020, 11:06:41 AM
Then the paper was put in m,y mail box..FREE.
And you were successfully delivered to the advertiser.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 08, 2020, 12:07:33 PM
Anyone tried this?
https://actioncorrosion.com.au/ (https://actioncorrosion.com.au/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 08, 2020, 12:41:38 PM
which tyre... ?

5 Nitto Grappler G2's for $1027 (including wheel alignment) or 5 Falken Wildpeaks for $1224 (including wheel alignment)...

Nitto's are normally $253, but Bob Jane have a 25% off sale, and the Falken's are $229...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on June 08, 2020, 02:51:18 PM
And you were successfully delivered to the advertiser.

NO.  The advertiser was delivered to me. Its my decision whether or not I look at the advertising. I get the paper for free. The advertiser pays for the paper space. Makes absolutely no difference to me if every paper was thrown in the bin...not so for the paying advertiser who hopes someone sees his ad and buys from him.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on June 08, 2020, 02:58:11 PM
which tyre... ?

5 Nitto Grappler G2's for $1027 (including wheel alignment) or 5 Falken Wildpeaks for $1224 (including wheel alignment)...

Nitto's are normally $253, but Bob Jane have a 25% off sale, and the Falken's are $229...

I,d go for the Nitto.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 08, 2020, 03:06:12 PM
I,d go for the Nitto.

can i ask why?  just for the price?

i'm leaning towards the falken's, but happy to hear opinions...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 08, 2020, 03:36:10 PM
what size and what for? Daily or touring or ?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 08, 2020, 04:29:58 PM
what size and what for? Daily or touring or ?
265 65 R17... daily drive and some sand, off-road...


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on June 08, 2020, 04:39:44 PM
Maybe send a PM to Black Diamond??

He may not notice your question in this thread.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 08, 2020, 04:53:27 PM
Maybe send a PM to Black Diamond??

He may not notice your question in this thread.
he would still be thawing out after the trip LOLOL
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on June 08, 2020, 05:18:06 PM
can i ask why?  just for the price?

i'm leaning towards the falken's, but happy to hear opinions...

Nitto.s have been around for decades here in Oz. Mate has the grapplers on his toyota and has well over 70,000 on them.  I,ve got General Grabber but only about 10,000klms.  Dont know much about the Falkens....I dare say if someone had 70,000klms on their Falkens and were happy then there is another story.  Have you gone onto product reviews about the 2 makes and the tyres you had in mind?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 08, 2020, 05:31:03 PM
Nitto.s have been around for decades here in Oz. Mate has the grapplers on his toyota and has well over 70,000 on them.  I,ve got General Grabber but only about 10,000klms.  Dont know much about the Falkens....I dare say if someone had 70,000klms on their Falkens and were happy then there is another story.  Have you gone onto product reviews about the 2 makes and the tyres you had in mind?

yea, i've tried to do as much reading as i could...

both the Nitto's and Falken's are good value, compared to other brands that i looked at (pirelli, hankook)...

the Falken's seem to have good reviews... haven't read too much about the Nitto's...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 08, 2020, 05:42:52 PM
Maybe send a PM to Black Diamond??

He may not notice your question in this thread.

don't really like PM'ing members out of the blue, regarding their normal work (i assume BD works with tyres?)...

if he sees the post, then all good...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 08, 2020, 05:53:29 PM
don't really like PM'ing members out of the blue, regarding their normal work (i assume BD works with tyres?)...

if he sees the post, then all good...
he runs a tyre place, and does tyres for dozens on here.. its never an issue even just for advice without a sale.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 08, 2020, 06:00:12 PM
he runs a tyre place, and does tyres for dozens on here.. its never an issue even just for advice without a sale.

PM sent to BD...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 08, 2020, 06:28:26 PM
he runs a tyre place, and does tyres for dozens on here.. its never an issue even just for advice without a sale.
Because that is the bloke he is.
Onya BD.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: bullfrog on June 08, 2020, 06:32:51 PM
x2 for BD, a better bloke you will not find. both professionally or as a bloody good bloke all round. :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on June 09, 2020, 06:31:04 AM
but happy to hear opinions...

My opinion (not that it's worth a lot) is that if your planning to travel remote, pick the one that is most common.

I used to have Cooper ST's. I had no issue with the tyres themselves, but found myself needing tyres in Katherine once. Went to the only Coopers agent in town and the price was $500 each and I'd have to wait 3 days for them to come up from Adelaide. Looked around the car park and every car in town appeared to have desert duelers. Asked about them, $250 each and he had a shipping container full. 

So now when I need tyres, I just pick what ever is most common so I have a good chance of being able to get a matching replacement out bush, never anything exotic.

Just my 2c.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 09, 2020, 06:37:51 AM
My opinion (not that it's worth a lot) is that if your planning to travel remote, pick the one that is most common.

I used to have Cooper ST's. I had no issue with the tyres themselves, but found myself needing tyres in Katherine once. Went to the only Coopers agent in town and the price was $500 each and I'd have to wait 3 days for them to come up from Adelaide. Looked around the car park and every car in town appeared to have desert duelers. Asked about them, $250 each and he had a shipping container full. 

So now when I need tyres, I just pick what ever is most common so I have a good chance of being able to get a matching replacement out bush, never anything exotic.

Just my 2c.

thanks for that...

i'm not looking to go remote, it's more beach work and some more local offroad stuff...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Gazza00 on June 09, 2020, 11:09:56 AM
    "every car in town appeared to have desert duelers"

Must be  a NT thing . I called into the a tyre shop on the way into Alice once ( Beaurepaires from memory) to get a plugged tyre properly fixed, and they had a heap of those Desert Duellers there as well  - just the old basic pattern that has been around for 30 years. Got talking to him about them and he said that’s about all the locals, tour buses etc use.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on June 09, 2020, 11:37:45 AM
    "every car in town appeared to have desert duelers"

Must be  a NT thing . I called into the a tyre shop on the way into Alice once ( Beaurepaires from memory) to get a plugged tyre properly fixed, and they had a heap of those Desert Duellers there as well  - just the old basic pattern that has been around for 30 years. Got talking to him about them and he said that’s about all the locals, tour buses etc use.

Totally agree. I spent 20 years in the NT and without a doubt Desert Duellers were the most common. Local tyre bloke, who was a fishing buddy, also said that they were his biggest seller. I tried Bridgestone but they were too soft for the rocky roads (697,s)...back to desert duellers.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: MrCruza on June 09, 2020, 06:36:35 PM
Do you want LT or P rating? At that price I'd guess they are P rated.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 09, 2020, 06:48:56 PM
Do you want LT or P rating? At that price I'd guess they are P rated.
P rating is fine for my usage case, I think...


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on June 09, 2020, 07:19:28 PM
P rating is fine for my usage case, I think...


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For a 4wd...any 4wd, I would go a LT tyre, if only for the extra "toughness" of the tyre. Compared to a P tyre, they are stronger in the sidewall and carcass.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on June 09, 2020, 07:26:09 PM
For a 4wd...any 4wd, I would go a LT tyre, if only for the extra "toughness" of the tyre. Compared to a P tyre, they are stronger in the sidewall and carcass.
In a perfect world, with unlimited $$$, that’s fair, but for my usage case, I can’t justify the significant extra costs...


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on June 24, 2020, 05:13:49 PM
Is there a list of hotels in Victoria which are being used for the overseas travellers in isolation?

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on June 24, 2020, 05:43:43 PM
In a perfect world, with unlimited $$$, that’s fair, but for my usage case, I can’t justify the significant extra costs...


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Hankook dynapro 265/70/16   .....difference of approx $38/tyre.......not a lot.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 29, 2020, 09:47:34 AM
Why is car rego so expensive?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 29, 2020, 10:11:38 AM
& why do 6 cylinders cost more than 4, with 8s more expensive again ??? :'(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on June 29, 2020, 10:31:19 AM
Rego isn't too hard, it's the TAC component that costs
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on June 29, 2020, 11:00:12 AM
Why is car rego so expensive?
Cause you rent 365 days a year to drive it and leave it in the garage for over 100 of those days.
Stand up, be counted.
Demand km based annual road cost.
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on June 29, 2020, 12:07:09 PM
Quote from: #jonesy
Rego isn't too hard, it's the TAC component that costs
yep

303 for rego
433 for TAC
44 insurance duty ???

and the roads are still in Shit condition or tollroads...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on June 29, 2020, 12:23:49 PM
Rego will be a thing of the past soon, as will be stamp duty.
GST will be upped to 15% across the board, food included.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on June 29, 2020, 12:28:12 PM
GST will be upped to 15% across the board, food included.

And Rego will also go up, as will be stamp duty and PAYG.
Fixed it for ya.... ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on June 29, 2020, 12:28:18 PM
Cause you rent 365 days a year to drive it and leave it in the garage for over 100 of those days.
Stand up, be counted.
Demand km based annual road cost.
Cheers

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Yep, since I have a work vehicle now the 80 spends her days in the carport, covid isolation hasn't helped.
August next year I can put her on Club plates, which will help :)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on June 30, 2020, 08:27:11 AM
Why is car rego so expensive?


& by great coincidence :'(

http://www.mygc.com.au/qld-motorists-warned-of-increased-transport-fees/ (http://www.mygc.com.au/qld-motorists-warned-of-increased-transport-fees/)

 >:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on July 02, 2020, 12:45:51 PM
Car rego is bad enough, but some of the cost is allegedly used to cover wear and tear of the road.
Trailer rego is probably the same in the States that charge it, but as you can only tow one trailer or van etc at a time, multiple trailer rego charges are a blatant rip off. Why can't the government's charge as fee to register a towing vehicle premium?
I currently pay rego on a camper trailer, caravan, two different sized is trailers, a car trailer and a horse float.
Obviously only one can be towed legally at a time so the others aren't posing a threat to road damage and I would gladly pay a couple of hundred extra to register a towing vehicle.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 02, 2020, 12:48:06 PM
Quote from: terravista
Obviously only one can be towed legally at a time so the others aren't posing a threat to road damage and I would gladly pay a couple of hundred extra to register a towing vehicle.
well they can all be towed at once ;)

but why cant they assign you with 1 plate you use on each trailer. Change as required.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on July 02, 2020, 01:32:36 PM
Prediction:
                   Tesla will offer to pay rego and third party on all Teslas and the States will agree.
Tessa will charge owners a km and conjestion charge that will, for the average distance driver, equal the rego cost plus a bit of profit.This will creep across other smart car makers to the point when they amalgamate the service to a single entity.
Non smart/legacy vehicles will require a smart box retrofit to comply.
States will close their Motor Registries as they become redundant.
Eventually, as commuters are not 'renting' road space daily, they will choose public transport/Uber/taxis, which being smart, will adapt routes and timetables to be efficient for the first time in history.
Now where did I put that other Dream Bean?
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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bigfish on July 02, 2020, 01:41:34 PM
Cause you rent 365 days a year to drive it and leave it in the garage for over 100 of those days.
Stand up, be counted.
Demand km based annual road cost.
Cheers

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It will happen soon...especially with electric cars seeing fuel tax diminish.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 02, 2020, 01:42:29 PM
Quote from: austastar
Eventually, as commuters are not 'renting' road space daily, they will choose public transport/Uber/taxis

Now where did I put that other Dream Bean?

I thought it was serious up till it said people will use public transport uber or taxis.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on July 02, 2020, 05:02:27 PM
Car rego is bad enough, but some of the cost is allegedly used to cover wear and tear of the road.
In Vic it all goes in to Consolidated Revenue. AKA big bucket of cash that the government spends. Almost all revenue ends up there and is not earmarked for any particular spending.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2020, 10:50:10 AM
How does Donald Trump have such a good looking missus ??? It certainly isnt brains...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on July 07, 2020, 11:54:38 AM
How does Donald Trump have such a good looking missus ??? It certainly isnt brains...

Everything and everybody has it's price
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on July 07, 2020, 02:17:45 PM
I know I'm going to get slammed for saying this but, you very rarely hear about the good things Trump has done and maybe because the main stream media is predominantly democrat influenced. For example before the covid hit....unemployment was at an all time low, increased jobs and living conditions for blacks and Hispanics. He has more women in his government than any previous president. He is the first president to visit North Korea, and successfully averted a military crisis. He has never taken a salary since being in office, all his wages go to armed services widows and returned servicemen/women. He has protected and bolstered american industry. And by imposing trade imbargos on Mexico, they have agreed to close their southern borders (where a majority of the illegals come from). When Chicagos mayor refused to protect law abiding citizens property and rights, Trump went in and shut it down vertually overnight. You don't hear any of that in the main stream media. Like him or hate him, he is the president of America and you can't get there by being entirely stupid. Oh, and his press secretary in very pleasing on the eye.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on July 07, 2020, 02:17:46 PM
I know I'm going to get slammed for saying this but, you very rarely hear about the good things Trump has done and maybe because the main stream media is predominantly democrat influenced. For example before the covid hit....unemployment was at an all time low, increased jobs and living conditions for blacks and Hispanics. He has more women in his government than any previous president. He is the first president to visit North Korea, and successfully averted a military crisis. He has never taken a salary since being in office, all his wages go to armed services widows and returned servicemen/women. He has protected and bolstered american industry. And by imposing trade imbargos on Mexico, they have agreed to close their southern borders (where a majority of the illegals come from). When Chicagos mayor refused to protect law abiding citizens property and rights, Trump went in and shut it down vertually overnight. You don't hear any of that in the main stream media. Like him or hate him, he is the president of America and you can't get there by being entirely stupid. Oh, and his press secretary in very pleasing on the eye.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2020, 02:39:15 PM
Quote from: Champin
I know I'm going to get slammed for saying this
specially if you say it twice :P
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on July 07, 2020, 02:58:39 PM
Yeah nah thats it Bird. I'm off to get some pop corn.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2020, 03:05:15 PM
Yeah nah thats it Bird. I'm off to get some pop corn.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on July 07, 2020, 03:09:09 PM
. He is the first president to visit North Korea, and successfully averted a military crisis. He has never taken a salary since being in office, all his wages go to armed services widows and returned servicemen/women.


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North Korea is a dictatorship that talks tough, but has no intention of attacking anyone. All a ploy to keep their poor dumb citizens thinking they are a world superpower. Trump didn't do a thing.
Not taking a salary is a small token of goodwill....why wouldn't you when you are worth over 2 billion.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on July 07, 2020, 03:58:37 PM
specially if you say it twice :P
I thought he had a bad stutter
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Champin on July 07, 2020, 04:02:16 PM
Ha ha. Just realised what I did. Yeah right...that was on purpose. Getting my post count up.

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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on July 07, 2020, 04:46:14 PM
Not taking a salary is a small token of goodwill....why wouldn't you when you are worth over 2 billion.
Why would you take a salary when your family business is profiting so much from all of this new "official business"....?

Political groups spent more than $1.2 million at Trump properties during the president’s first year in office. Prior to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, annual spending by political committees at Trump properties had never exceeded $100,000 in any given year going back to at least 2002.

In the first year Trump spent 121 days (1/3rd of his whole first term) staying at his own properties. Obviously that's not Trump on his own, the whole entourage following/protecting him has to fork out for accommodation.
His businesses also profited from 200 visits by executive branch officials, 47 visits by Members of congress and 23 visits by state officials. In just the first year.
Pentagon officials spent half of a president's salary on just one official trip to Trump's own Scottish golf course.

Add to that all of the Mar-a-largo trips and other golf trips with various diplomats all in Trump owned properties.

The slimy son in law has raked in over $90M on his own since daddy-o took office.
There's new Trump developments recently opened/opening soon in the Philippines, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Indonesia and India.

And I hear that Trump tower is Moscow is going to great, actually they say it will the best hotel ever, in the history of all hotels, ever.... ::)

So yeah, who would want to lower themselves to take a pissy little president's salary..... :D



As for the rest of the list of "achievements", have a quick look at any graph from 2009 to 2019 with areas in that list of successes and the trends are very clear.
I think there's an expression for it, it has something about riding on the coat tails of others..... ;)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on July 07, 2020, 05:33:17 PM
Hahahaha, hook, line and sinker.


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Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2020, 02:09:17 PM
Interesting one....


Quote
The transport body said the driver was issued with a defect notice and banned from using the faulty trailer until it was fixed, and asked drivers to spot the flaw.

‘Our transport inspectors intercepted this vehicle and trailer after spotting it on one of our major highways,’ the post read.

‘The driver was issued with a defect notice prohibiting the use of the trailer on the road until the damage was rectified – but can you figure out where the damage was?’

Some immediately spotted the defect and said the drawbar – near where the trailer attaches to the towing vehicle – was bent, meaning the trailer could break and detach from vehicle on the road and cause an accident.

According to Queensland road rules, the drawbar on a trailer must be level with the towing vehicle. (fair nuff if its bent - but if not bent ??? )

In the photo, the drawbar falls below the hitch connecting the trailer to the vehicle.

https://whatsnew2day.com/drivers-are-asked-whats-wrong-with-a-roadside-trailer-in-the-rules-quiz/ (https://whatsnew2day.com/drivers-are-asked-whats-wrong-with-a-roadside-trailer-in-the-rules-quiz/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on July 10, 2020, 02:40:05 PM
Bit strange, but it is in Queensland. Looks like a commercially manufactured cherry picker, be pretty hard to bend that. Surely it would have had to be inspected prior to registration
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2020, 03:10:16 PM
Quote from: xcvator
Bit strange, but it is in Queensland. Looks like a commercially manufactured cherry picker, be pretty hard to bend that. Surely it would have had to be inspected prior to registration
it is pretty bent though..
(https://i0.wp.com/whatsnew2day.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1594093163_60_Drivers-are-asked-whats-wrong-with-a-roadside-trailer-in.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on July 10, 2020, 03:28:36 PM
Looks a bit like it has jackknifed at one point.  Also not sure about the brake reservoir. Looks like an old tin as the lid.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2020, 04:21:20 PM
Looks a bit like it has jackknifed at one point.
actually your right there..
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: sparksy on July 10, 2020, 11:28:52 PM
He has never taken a salary since being in office,
And he doesnt take his time off at Camp David, he stays at his own golf course /resort.   But and its a big but, his entourage doesn't stay there for free. He charges full rate for the rooms and meals for all his staff and security.   Now that is a nice earner.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-has-paid-rates-as-high-as-650-a-night-for-rooms-at-trumps-properties/2020/02/06/7f27a7c6-3ec5-11ea-8872-5df698785a4e_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-has-paid-rates-as-high-as-650-a-night-for-rooms-at-trumps-properties/2020/02/06/7f27a7c6-3ec5-11ea-8872-5df698785a4e_story.html)

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/trump-charges-secret-service-for-protection-hotel-properties-report-2020-2?r=US&IR=T (https://www.businessinsider.com.au/trump-charges-secret-service-for-protection-hotel-properties-report-2020-2?r=US&IR=T)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 11, 2020, 11:05:36 AM
is this whats called looking after your own?
https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/trump-commutes-longtime-adviser-roger-stone-s-prison-sentence-20200711-p55b4a.html (https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/trump-commutes-longtime-adviser-roger-stone-s-prison-sentence-20200711-p55b4a.html)
and anyone surprised.... ?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2020, 10:19:29 AM
Why the **** are mobile phones so expensive... ?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on July 13, 2020, 10:23:40 AM
Why the **** are mobile phones so expensive... ?

define expensive?

model, brand, plan?

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Kangaron on July 13, 2020, 10:24:01 AM
Why the **** are mobile phones so expensive... ?

They are not expensive.
You can buy a roller or VW.
Both will get you there.

Always buy outright, never ever enter a plan, unless for business.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2020, 10:32:14 AM
Quote from: paceman
define expensive?
model, brand, plan?
anything over 500. Lady at work here has to buy 2 for her kids... so started googling...
She just clicked onto JB as an example, and with the majority of them over a grand, up to 4000 for the chinese Government special Huawei ...
just cause its last weeks model, they discount it by $100 LMAO
As Ron says, they all do the same things

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: paceman on July 13, 2020, 10:40:56 AM
anything over 500. Lady at work here has to buy 2 for her kids... so started googling...
She just clicked onto JB as an example, and with the majority of them over a grand, up to 4000 for the chinese Government special Huawei ...
just cause its last weeks model, they discount it by $100 LMAO
As Ron says, they all do the same things

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones)

plenty of Nokia, Samsung & LG phones (not bad quality phones for the price) for under $300 (and more (motorola) for under $500)...

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones/android-phones?q=&hPP=36&idx=shopify_products_price_asc&p=0 (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones/android-phones?q=&hPP=36&idx=shopify_products_price_asc&p=0)

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/samsung-galaxy-a11-32gb-black (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/samsung-galaxy-a11-32gb-black)
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/nokia-4-2-black (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/nokia-4-2-black)
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lg-k40s-32gb-handset-aurora-black (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lg-k40s-32gb-handset-aurora-black)
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/nokia-2-3-with-android-one-charcoal (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/nokia-2-3-with-android-one-charcoal)

depends on the usage case...

have also bought from here on multiple occasions, for certified refurbished iphones:

https://www.certifiedtechdirect.com/iphone/iphone-8-8-plus/ (https://www.certifiedtechdirect.com/iphone/iphone-8-8-plus/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on July 13, 2020, 10:51:03 AM
And buy last years model
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2020, 10:54:47 AM
And buy last years model

thats still $1500...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on July 13, 2020, 12:23:36 PM
anything over 500. Lady at work here has to buy 2 for her kids... so started googling...
She just clicked onto JB as an example, and with the majority of them over a grand, up to 4000 for the chinese Government special Huawei ...

I got one of these (except it was a black one - which has probably been withdrawn from sale now! >:D) https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/realme-c2-64gb-diamond-blue (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/realme-c2-64gb-diamond-blue), late last year.

It's been fine, & does everything that I need a phone to do ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: alnjan on July 13, 2020, 06:18:39 PM
anything over 500. Lady at work here has to buy 2 for her kids... so started googling...
She just clicked onto JB as an example, and with the majority of them over a grand, up to 4000 for the chinese Government special Huawei ...
just cause its last weeks model, they discount it by $100 LMAO
As Ron says, they all do the same things

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/mobile-phones)

Check out most Post Offices, they have them 

https://www.opelmobile.com.au/ (https://www.opelmobile.com.au/)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on July 13, 2020, 07:06:08 PM
I'm on to my second "Oppo" and.happy with them
(Lost the first one)

There are as few little quirks but only cost a few hundred.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: gronk on July 13, 2020, 07:58:12 PM
A year ago I bought a brand new Samsung S5 off ebay. Came in the original sealed box. $180..

1st released in 2014.....got good reports for a phone that still performs well against some of the new phones.

No need for a cloud...you can store all your stuff on the sd card inside.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on July 13, 2020, 08:39:49 PM
thats still $1500...

So stop looking at Rolls Royce if you've only got a Mini Minor buget
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2020, 10:15:51 PM
So stop looking at Rolls Royce if you've only got a Mini Minor buget

Rolls Royce? Im looking at Corollas. Shes not interested in Ladas or P76s
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: xcvator on July 13, 2020, 10:54:58 PM
Rolls Royce? Im looking at Corollas. Shes not interested in Ladas or P76s
You can get a very good phone for under $500-00, she wants more than that, let her pay the difference, stop being the stooge in the middle.
My current phone is a redmi 4a paid $120-00 3 years ago does everything I need/want, camera could be better, big deal
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on July 14, 2020, 05:24:02 AM
JB catalogue, just a few examples
Mine is the $239 oppo
Paired up with an Aldi $25/month Sim card.  More data than I could ever use. Uses most of the Telstra network (except the more remote towers.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: DandyD on July 14, 2020, 07:02:07 AM
Rolls Royce? Im looking at Corollas. Shes not interested in Ladas or P76s

I wouldn't say no to a P76 in good condition.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 14, 2020, 10:08:13 AM
I wouldn't say no to a P76 in good condition.
No P76's, but how about a Moke with an R1 engine for 35k + shipping.. hes been trying to sell it for years
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1981-leyland-moke-californian-manual/SSE-AD-6690132/?Cr=6 (https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1981-leyland-moke-californian-manual/SSE-AD-6690132/?Cr=6)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: #jonesy on July 14, 2020, 03:57:33 PM
You would think that sort of money, the carbon-fibre-sticker dash could all line up.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on July 14, 2020, 05:07:12 PM
You would think that sort of money, the carbon-fibre-sticker dash could all line up.
your asking a bit much LMAO! :D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on August 10, 2020, 04:30:34 PM
Does anyone remember when coppers(NSW, pther ststes may of as well), would hand out small gift vouchers from local businesses to reward Good Driving?
Around Ballina, Lismore & Byron in tbe early 80's this also sponsored by 2LM(local radio station).
Then again, it was a time when there were a heap of unmarked cars. White VH/K Commodores criusing the roads.


Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2020, 07:33:53 PM
Does anyone remember when coppers(NSW, pther ststes may of as well), would hand out small gift vouchers from local businesses to reward Good Driving?
Ummmmmmm no...
I think you been drinkin or something too much...  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on August 10, 2020, 07:45:58 PM
Ummmmmmm no...
I think you been drinkin or something too much...  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Yeah, would seem to be a G up, but it happened.
Reward for doing the right thing ranged from, A Family dinner at a restaurant, movie tickets, free wheel alignment & balance. 
These days we have H/way patrols cruising the highways like Great Whites.
If you can't pickem, suck Shit, they stick out like a cold sore on a whore's lip.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on September 01, 2020, 10:13:33 AM
I need to find a 1/4" 4mm long hex socket to fit my torque wrench, I can't seem to find one anywhere, any ideas?

(https://media.bunnings.com.au/Product-800x800/164be8e3-d8ca-4afe-b8ef-bcdad5008bfe.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: VKPrado on September 01, 2020, 12:08:33 PM
Have you tried any of the bicycle online stores as they seem to have the smaller sized tools for bike repairs?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on September 01, 2020, 12:11:39 PM
I need to find a 1/4" 4mm long hex socket to fit my torque wrench, I can't seem to find one anywhere, any ideas?

(https://media.bunnings.com.au/Product-800x800/164be8e3-d8ca-4afe-b8ef-bcdad5008bfe.jpg)

Use a std 1/4" drive socket and cut a hex key to suit?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: VKPrado on September 01, 2020, 12:16:28 PM
Amazon seem to have them.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Capri-Tools-3-0605-Socket-4-Inch/dp/B07CTCXD4T
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on September 01, 2020, 01:08:44 PM
Use a std 1/4" drive socket and cut a hex key to suit?

Good idea, now to go find a spare 4mm hex key to sacrifice :)

Amazon seem to have them.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Capri-Tools-3-0605-Socket-4-Inch/dp/B07CTCXD4T

Thanks, I missed those. That'll be plan b.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: GeoffA on September 01, 2020, 01:20:32 PM
Good idea, now to go find a spare 4mm hex key to sacrifice :)
....

Can always replace it later....but can you bring yourself to cut one??...;D ;D

A good excuse to buy more.... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on September 01, 2020, 01:32:57 PM
Next random question...

I have a new air inflator, it takes a 3/8” NPT male threaded fitting. I only have 1/4" fittings so I need to find a Nitto fitting for it, all I can find is 3/8 BSP thread.

Will this work?
https://www.totaltools.com.au/72158-sonsbeek-nitto-style-plug-adaptor-3-8-bsp-male-thread-2-pk-10040m6 (https://www.totaltools.com.au/72158-sonsbeek-nitto-style-plug-adaptor-3-8-bsp-male-thread-2-pk-10040m6)

This is the inflator
https://www.parktool.com/product/shop-inflator-inf-2 (https://www.parktool.com/product/shop-inflator-inf-2)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: VKPrado on September 01, 2020, 03:00:36 PM
In short no a BSP can not fit into a NPT thread.  :'(

With the 3/8" size you refer to there is 1 thread difference apart from the thread angles being also different.

Somewhere like Pirtek (hydraulic place) might be of assistance to even make up an adapter to go from NPT to BSP.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: D4D on September 02, 2020, 07:11:44 AM
In short no a BSP can not fit into a NPT thread.  :'(

With the 3/8" size you refer to there is 1 thread difference apart from the thread angles being also different.

Somewhere like Pirtek (hydraulic place) might be of assistance to even make up an adapter to go from NPT to BSP.

Thanks, so I need to find a 3/8" NPT to Nitto fitting...
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 13, 2020, 03:09:32 PM
Am i the only one thats ended up with more Coles reusable bags that they charge you for than Coles
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Troopy_03 on September 14, 2020, 10:52:12 AM
Am i the only one thats ended up with more Coles reusable bags that they charge you for than Coles

Nope, there's about 1,000,000 of em jammed behind the seat and in a storage hatch, in the back of the Troopy. I keep forgetting to take one into the store with me. A mixture of Coles and Aldi bags though. Actually, I think they stopped you re-using the bags in the early days of The Plague didn't they?

Now I just wheel the trolley out and pack them as I unload them into the Troopy.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 14, 2020, 01:16:23 PM
Ok question of the day

If you are going to topsoil your lawn (which i am) do you first
Mow the grass really short
Mow it at normal height
Dont mow it at all to hold soil

Thanks brains trust
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: VKPrado on September 14, 2020, 02:12:59 PM
Ok question of the day

If you are going to topsoil your lawn (which i am) do you first
Mow the grass really short
Mow it at normal height
Dont mow it at all to hold soil

Thanks brains trust

I was thinking about this the other night so will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on September 14, 2020, 03:34:17 PM
Ok question of the day

If you are going to topsoil your lawn (which i am) do you first
Mow the grass really short
Mow it at normal height
Dont mow it at all to hold soil

Thanks brains trust

I'm no expert, but personally I'd mow it so the growth energy goes into the roots, plug it so your top-dress and moisture can get down to the roots, and then top dress with an enriched top dressing (usually a sand blended with 20% chook poo).
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on September 14, 2020, 03:38:04 PM
How come a complete air suspension kit with bags, mounts, fittings, hardware and accessories cost's $800..................

And just the 2 bags as replacements for the same kit, without all the mounting bits............ costs $600  >:(
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 14, 2020, 05:10:57 PM
Quote from: Spada
How come a complete air suspension kit with bags, mounts, fittings, hardware and accessories cost's $800..................

And just the 2 bags as replacements for the same kit, without all the mounting bits............ costs $600  >:(
cause they know you only want 1.

buy the whole kit and keep the others as spares.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: terravista on September 15, 2020, 04:05:40 PM
I was trying to compare storage area in the back of a couple of SUV's.
They give the depth of the area and how many litres volume.
Who the hell cares how many litres, are we expected to silicon the gaps and fill the bloody area with water?
FFS , just give me dimensions.
Does anyone have a 2016 Pajero Sport opening height?
Cheers.
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on September 15, 2020, 04:15:40 PM
FFS , just give me dimensions.

The one that always amazes me is reading reviews & they tell you how well the car performs on & off road, it's milage, how comfy the seats are, what colour the inside of the ash trays are & so on, but they never mention it's towing capacity! ::)

Yes, this may amaze you, but ome people actually use 4wd's to "tow" things!!! ::)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Pete79 on September 15, 2020, 06:57:57 PM
I was trying to compare storage area in the back of a couple of SUV's.
They give the depth of the area and how many litres volume.
Who the hell cares how many litres, are we expected to silicon the gaps and fill the bloody area with water?
FFS , just give me dimensions.
Does anyone have a 2016 Pajero Sport opening height?
Cheers.
Can’t help with dimensions, but looking at this comparison photo it seams Mitsi have done what so many car makers do and made the rear compartment unnecessarily narrow at the top.

Mitsi, Holden, Ford, in order below;
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200915/cbd3d63f777413234adc490199e5de07.jpg)
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2020, 07:25:00 PM
Quote from: Pete79
seams Mitsi have done what so many car makers do and made the rear compartment unnecessarily narrow at the top.
yea then it all opens up to unusable space... just so they can brag how many megalitres it holds
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Hairs on September 15, 2020, 08:04:34 PM
yea then it all opens up to unusable space... just so they can brag how many megalitres it holds
28 odd years ago, my parent's & I owned Taxis.
The vehicle requirements were strict, Falcon's & Commdores were the vehicle of choice.
Then Camry's were able to be used, why?
Because of the cubic meter volume.
Boot space, leg room, width i internally.
How was this possible, they are a smaller vehicle?
Body shell, Door panels, dash, rear seat thicknest became thinner.
Vehicle's haven't got wider, the shell has become thinner.

Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Spada on September 18, 2020, 09:40:32 AM
So I'm pondering...

How come in Qld we are constantly hearing complaints from the Prime Minister and NSW premier about the border being closed to NSW and Vic...... but never a word about the Tasmanian, Western Australian, South Australian and Northern Territory borders having the same (or very similar) entry restrictions restrictions?
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Bird on September 18, 2020, 09:55:51 AM
So I'm pondering...

How come in Qld we are constantly hearing complaints from the Prime Minister and NSW premier about the border being closed to NSW and Vic...... but never a word about the Tasmanian, Western Australian, South Australian and Northern Territory borders having the same (or very similar) entry restrictions restrictions?
do people still live in those states .... ;) :P
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on September 18, 2020, 11:24:28 AM
So I'm pondering...

How come in Qld we are constantly hearing complaints from the Prime Minister and NSW premier about the border being closed to NSW and Vic...... but never a word about the Tasmanian, Western Australian, South Australian and Northern Territory borders having the same (or very similar) entry restrictions restrictions?

Or when NSW was closed to Vic ???
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: Fizzie on September 18, 2020, 11:25:31 AM
do people still live in those states .... ;) :P

Nah, they've all moved (or apparently want to move) to Qld! >:D

Poor us! :o
Title: Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
Post by: austastar on September 18, 2020, 05:53:52 PM
do people still live in those states .... ;)
Shhh!

Be very very quiet!

Cheers

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