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    VICTORIA I absolutely love my Frontlines. Just for my...

    I absolutely love my Frontlines.

    Just for my own info, do you have any pictures of what these things are? "nylon covers for the aluminium (prevents marring on work), 4 additional sash clamp...
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    This makes me think about squareness a lot. ...

    This makes me think about squareness a lot.

    Engineering squares are super high precision. They also cost a lot. One must treat them very nicely.

    I've never needed anything like the level of...
  3. I feel Crowie, that what we are experiencing is...

    I feel Crowie, that what we are experiencing is far from normal.

    This anthropological article was published today which would be of interest: DNA from child burials reveals ‘profoundly different’...
  4. Its ALL GOOD

    The last 3 weeks we've had here:

    - two record maximum hot days - 44
    - a dozen days over 36 (see *)
    - two galactic firestorms within spitting distance
    - weeks of choking heavy smoke
    - hail...
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    Measure... thrice... cut once!

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    A Lufkin tape...

    From Measure twice, cut once. Also check your tape. Lufkin? : woodworking
  6. On LSOP, I noticed yesterday our local Fyshwick...

    On LSOP, I noticed yesterday our local Fyshwick Bunnings sold nothing but the stuff.

    No untreated MGP any more :(

    Given its usually construction that uses it, fair enough, but it was a bloody...
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    Happy oscillatory spindling :D:D:D

    Happy oscillatory spindling :D:D:D
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    I've one of the smaller models, more benchtop...

    I've one of the smaller models, more benchtop generic. It is the OS-58 from Scheppach.


    It may be a lot smaller than the other two, but I can say for the $200 that was paid for it, it certainly...
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    GORE WARNING Get a NAIL into it

    Here is a bloke who really nailed it :)

    Oops. Happened while making a simple box NSFW : woodworking

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  10. Apparently the fires flushed out a massive meth...

    Apparently the fires flushed out a massive meth lab here :)

    40kg with the ability to make 1000 more at a time.

    Bet that caused some consternation!

    Such an uncomplicated, straight forward...
  11. So, the consensus seems to be that I'm to load...

    So, the consensus seems to be that I'm to load the fridge to bursting with beer.

    I'll discuss that with SWMBO....

    :)
  12. The nature of debt and deficit....

    The family watched a BBC doco last night on the oceans.

    Talk about dire.

    It was done a year ago.

    The areas that were labelled in that doco are these very areas identified in this article...
  13. Thats a lot of effort to go to, trudging in,...

    Thats a lot of effort to go to, trudging in, avoiding lethal bear traps, vicious dogs, electric fences, hidden park ninjas with heat tracking cameras and now (apparently) space-based Directed Energy...
  14. Those Wollemis are worth a million houses. ...

    Those Wollemis are worth a million houses.

    Houses can be rebuilt.

    Those trees are utterly irreplaceable.
  15. News... The Wollemei Pines

    Here is the answer to whether the Wollemei Pines survived the fires.

    NSW fires: Wollemi pines saved by secret RFS firefighting mission

    This was mentioned in Nature magazine! (I despise the...
  16. Refrigeration - a question on thermal mass/load

    I'm asking here as there are a LOT of very smart people from diverse backgrounds....


    With my fridge (or anyone's, really) IS IT better, or worse, to load it up with a thermal mass to help it...
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    This lathe has the light built in, but it is...

    This lathe has the light built in, but it is simply a bendy-lamp.

    Ikea sells very good attachable bendy lamps... just bought one for my sons computer desk.

    The bulb, however, is super dooper...
  18. Agreed. It is rather ... thorough, isnt it! :) ...

    Agreed. It is rather ... thorough, isnt it! :)

    99% of what you see isnt needed. The standard uninstall process it uses is great.
  19. Someone asked about Canberra smoke. For...

    Someone asked about Canberra smoke.

    For direct comparison I've no way of knowing how bad others have had it, but it has been continuous here. Some days it has been severe and dense. It tends to...
  20. No. It is a seek and destroy uninstaller. It...

    No. It is a seek and destroy uninstaller.

    It hunts down all the cruft and hidden stuff, ensuring a removed program is 100% purged.

    It will not fry your PC.
  21. A question I've been thinking about for a very...

    A question I've been thinking about for a very long time:

    --> At the time of European contact, why were there so FEW aboriginals here?*


    Maybe, just maybe, that is all the land can support...
  22. I believe it was intended to be tongue in cheek. ...

    I believe it was intended to be tongue in cheek. The price of these is pretty extreme :) Also, the number available is ...low :)

    I collect antique tin robots. Things made in the 1950's in Japan....
  23. A fantastic deletion program - BCunistaller

    Bulk Crap Uninstaller - Remove large amounts of unwanted applications


    I use CCleaner and REVO, and have recommended them in the past. REVO especially....

    But, this "new" tool, completely...
  24. One of the most enjoyable aspects of war are the...

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of war are the small-group militias. Partisans, ninjas, SAS knife squads... Smash and grab, vaporise into the woodwork...

    Perhaps, rather than monolithic...
  25. Im just wondering. At what level do we humans...

    Im just wondering. At what level do we humans require the obviousness of a complete and total existential threat to act?

    Has it simply become too big? Despite our apparent genius, perhaps we cant...
  26. Imagine solar panels on every roof. Local...

    Imagine solar panels on every roof.

    Local battery storage. Elevated water storage where feasible for pumped hydro storage.

    A trillion Kwh spare for desalination plants... And send it to the...
  27. This makes one think... Australian 12-monthly...

    This makes one think...

    Australian 12-monthly mean temperature anomalies since 1911
  28. 1000 thanks. I really prefer not to borrow others...

    1000 thanks. I really prefer not to borrow others tools. It doesnt feel right to me.

    Its like going to the Doctor for the "50th birthday checkup". One must, but be prepared for The Finger.... :0...
  29. Yeah, well, its a known fact that Lefties are...

    Yeah, well, its a known fact that Lefties are smarter :)

    Only we have to be a little ...under-handed... about it :doh::doh:
  30. Handedness is a curse. Im the worst, as Im mixed...

    Handedness is a curse. Im the worst, as Im mixed in absolutely everything. Its so bloody arbitrary. It is a sure sign of mental illness....

    I'm considering buying just the leftie to start with,...
  31. Newspapers and the Library

    Maybe forcibly putting newspapers into the Fiction and Fantasy sections of the library would represent what they truly are.

    No better than a fantasy novel.

    Perhaps a change in federal law would...
  32. Remove humans, nature rebounds.... Study shows...

    Remove humans, nature rebounds.... Study shows animal life thriving around Fukushima
  33. Without them to blame, we'd have to blame...

    Without them to blame, we'd have to blame ourselves....
  34. UV and infrared are transparent through clouds?

    UV and infrared are transparent through clouds?
  35. This link is Pure gold. I despise all poli's, but...

    This link is Pure gold. I despise all poli's, but Bushmillers referral is spot on.


    https://www.facebook.com/friendlyjordies/videos/595460241025646/
  36. Here's another thing to bake your noodle... ...

    Here's another thing to bake your noodle...

    Industrial methane emissions are underreported, study finds | Cornell Chronicle
  37. We all know this tune....

    Ive posted this cartoon before.... but its so true...

    What I DON'T UNDERSTAND about CCD-ers, is *why*.

    WHY are they so violently opposed. WHY do they seemingly go over the handbars overs...
  38. Yes, a very small drill would be good. I...

    Yes, a very small drill would be good.

    I reluctantly sold one of those dremel drill presses a little while ago... never used it... for 5 years, so sold.

    Now, 6 months after The Purge, It could...
  39. Oi! No putting that in your cart! I'm asking...

    Oi! No putting that in your cart!

    I'm asking the questions here! :)
  40. FenceFurniture and RWbuild are both absolutely...

    FenceFurniture and RWbuild are both absolutely right.

    There is ZERO doubt that, we as humans, are causing vast changes to our environment.

    I dont know the future, but a blind man can see that...
  41. 43 here. Hottest day ever. Climate change...

    43 here.

    Hottest day ever.

    Climate change is a myth.
  42. Hand Drill - Egg beater! - wisdom needed for a new one

    Hi Chaps and Chapettes,

    I'm thinking about getting a hand drill, an old fashioned hand drill! ... a-la The Egg beater.

    The electrics are all fine and dandy, but I'm for my boxes they are too...
  43. Thread: Summer nats

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    Here is a cute car thats electric :) Look at...

    Here is a cute car thats electric :)

    Look at it GO!


    https://youtu.be/eQMCgSEChgg?t=24
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    I'd imagine they are thinking exactly that.... a...

    I'd imagine they are thinking exactly that.... a 1000kw battery system... NICE!

    That would be a bit weird, all the smoke and tyre rage, but none of the honking V8's screaming.... curious.... :)
    ...
  45. Thread: Summer nats

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    Not wrong. Had to pick up Loving Son #1 at...

    Not wrong.

    Had to pick up Loving Son #1 at 2pm. The poor HSV almost blew a fuse! 6L V8 (only 300kw at wheels) and the computer was having a hell of a time. Engine wouldn't idle, all 4 thermos...
  46. Thread: Summer nats

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    Looks like I was wrong! :doh: Summernats...

    Looks like I was wrong! :doh:

    Summernats organisers distance themselves from car meetup where police were pelted with rocks, bottles
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    Ive been thinking about this. I used to go,...

    Ive been thinking about this.

    I used to go, well, for 20 odd years. It started very small and it was just a bunch of guys wanting to show off their cars and drink beer.

    Once it went mainstream,...
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    Disagree. Just because there is something...

    Disagree.

    Just because there is something going on in one place, does that mean an event hundreds of kilometres away needs cancelling?

    What if it had been the National Grandmothers Knitting and...
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    In the studied philosophy of TISM (Greg! The Stop...

    In the studied philosophy of TISM (Greg! The Stop Sign!!)

    ...
    The rich kid, becomes a junkie
    The poor kid, an advertiser
    What a tragic waste of potential
    Being a junkie's not so good,...
  50. Homey, again thank you. Came in yesterday. ...

    Homey, again thank you. Came in yesterday.

    Spent 3 hours brightening it right up and making it razor sharp. Tricky little bugger... Hard to hold at a firm angle.

    Not much progress on the...
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