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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #475 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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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #476 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.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #477 on: August 16, 2019, 01:04:35 PM »
There will be some heat at Eden Park!
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #478 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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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #479 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.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #480 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...

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #481 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:

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #482 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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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #483 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......  >:(

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #484 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....

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #485 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
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #486 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.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #487 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
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #488 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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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #489 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?

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #490 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?
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #491 on: August 28, 2019, 09:20:14 PM »
If Turbo is your average truckie, we're in trouble.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #492 on: August 29, 2019, 10:45:13 AM »
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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.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #493 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
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #494 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

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #495 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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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #496 on: August 29, 2019, 11:59:03 AM »
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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:
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #497 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.
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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #498 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.

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Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Reply #499 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"?