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    I seem to recall, Whitlam I think it was, in teh...

    I seem to recall, Whitlam I think it was, in teh 70's decided computers had no future so encouraged our blossoming computer industry to shut down and go do something useful...

    You know Leyland was...
  2. pages are just complex beasts.... It's the way...

    pages are just complex beasts....

    It's the way html works and has from the start. All formatting is relative so the browser can apply the most appropriate settings for the viewer. Unfortunately it...
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    Many years ago Elizabeth and I were walking...

    Many years ago Elizabeth and I were walking through a local house built on a concrete slab. There was a huge upwelling in the dinging room under teh table, something between 6" and 12" and maybe a...
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    resize browser window and you will be able to...

    resize browser window and you will be able to access the login boxes.
  5. Resize your window. The page layout will move...

    Resize your window. The page layout will move around and at the right size you can access the login boxes.
  6. There are vote-saving provisions in the Electoral...

    There are vote-saving provisions in the Electoral Act that allow some ballot papers to be included in the count even though the voting rules have not been fully met.
    For House of Representatives...
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    When I started my apprenticeship (shortly after...

    When I started my apprenticeship (shortly after the discovery of fire and the wheel) I set out starry eyed to buy teh very best tools. I've still got most of my stahwille spanners. As the years...
  8. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    OMG I'd blocked that from my memory...pain!

    OMG I'd blocked that from my memory...pain!
  9. I understand the voting system but you are't...

    I understand the voting system but you are't quite right anymore. They changed the federal senate so you only have to vote for X number of candidates then your vote can expire. So you have that...
  10. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    Frozen Tartare is uncomfortable.... Don't even...

    Frozen Tartare is uncomfortable....

    Don't even start on the pronunciation of Jaguar or Porsche.......
  11. Your prejudices are showing, you might want to...

    Your prejudices are showing, you might want to tuck those back in. Calling people names isn't clever. politicians are not the problem, they are a symptom. The electorate who put them there is the...
  12. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    Funny story (I hope). I used to make up jugs of...

    Funny story (I hope). I used to make up jugs of coffee and chill it in the fridge, drank it black with lots of sugar. Many moon later I discovered the vietnamese do it exactly the same way. I was...
  13. Thanks but it's the same all over. Politics is...

    Thanks but it's the same all over. Politics is REALLY simple. The problem is the people who are into it overthink it.

    Republicans will always vote for the republican candidate, democrats the...
  14. CNN ? Fake news! Just remember you got Trump...

    CNN ? Fake news!

    Just remember you got Trump because of Hilary. If the democrats had fielded an electable candidate they would have won at a canter. How utterly deluded do you have to be to stand...
  15. Up here total tools are hopeless. You'd get more...

    Up here total tools are hopeless. You'd get more expert service at coles. We are lucky as we have trade tools direct. Used to be queensland trade tools. They are often too dear but occasionally have...
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    Oh sh*t I'm the older brother. This explains a...

    Oh sh*t I'm the older brother. This explains a lot!
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    Most of the important information is in SOME of...

    Most of the important information is in SOME of the preceding posts. I think the reason it gets strong responses from Americans is it's not sweet and the flavour is very strong. If you spread it...
  18. maybe we should have a swap. I'm missing a few...

    maybe we should have a swap. I'm missing a few woodsmith and conversely have a few doubles. I also have other ww mags I don't want which I could offer as swaps....
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    Bunnings sell sullage pipes that might be the...

    Bunnings sell sullage pipes that might be the right diameter. The cheapest one is $10 I think. If you can salvage the end fittings that might work.
  20. Thread: Custody

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    My comment was about that also. Even when...

    My comment was about that also. Even when convincingly linked to the crime at my place and with previous convictions she walked, to do it again and again.I see it all the time, first hand.
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    Maybe "practising barrister"'s perspective is...

    Maybe "practising barrister"'s perspective is different to us who have had our houses knocked off, bikes and cars stolen.

    My place got done in 2016. They were spotted by the chippies building a...
  22. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Boating is an irrational passtime let alone...

    Boating is an irrational passtime let alone building or renovating boats. As long as everyone's happy and no one dies it'all good.
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    I had the same problem but I got round it by...

    I had the same problem but I got round it by making my web browser window smaller, about half three size of the computer screen. Signed in and made it big again.
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    One slash and you're ash...

    One slash and you're ash...
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    BobL: Do you have any experience with the solar...

    BobL: Do you have any experience with the solar rood fans ? noise wise?

    Assuming it's a cavity ceiling putting the fan on the roof and vents in the ceiling would isolate the noise somewhat but it...
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    The first are called whirlybirds, at least here...

    The first are called whirlybirds, at least here in brisbane. They cost from $70 last I looked. They rely on convection, they are barely a pump at all. I have 2 in the shed and they are better than...
  27. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Beach cat and small dinghy rigs are heap. Laser...

    Beach cat and small dinghy rigs are heap. Laser rigs are unstayed and you get more sail area into the bargain, but the rig isn't the big problem.
  28. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Well you have 2 issues. Areas that are...

    Well you have 2 issues.

    Areas that are unsealed will allow water into the timber and damage it. You may be able to recover from this by drying it out for a long time in low humidity but better to...
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    Is that the one from ipswich that was advertised...

    Is that the one from ipswich that was advertised a while back ? I'm at Mt Crosby so not exactly down the road but I'll help if I can...
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    The leg will atrophy but it will recover quickly....

    The leg will atrophy but it will recover quickly.

    My first broken leg was at 13 I think. I'd qualified for the school regional long distance run and was quite annoyed I couldn't make it. The...
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    As a lifelong expert in broken bones I was quite...

    As a lifelong expert in broken bones I was quite alarmed when you said fracture and plate in the same paragraph.

    I have my own crutches (I've needed them so many times I decided to invest). The...
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    If it helps at all I can pop it on my google...

    If it helps at all I can pop it on my google drive and it can be directly downloaded. If you prefer to keep distribution contained than that's fine, just offering.
  33. Thread: Skin Cancers

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    Some GP'shave specialist training to inspect for...

    Some GP'shave specialist training to inspect for skin cancers. They do it for a normal long consult fee. You should definitely do that as a minimum.

    I've had a check over by a skin specialist....
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    Actually it probably isn't. Government propaganda...

    Actually it probably isn't. Government propaganda loves to paint recreational drugs are the work of the devil but in fact most are quite benign compared to the legal ones.

    It's almost impossible...
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    I saw that coming but still I kept reading :D

    I saw that coming but still I kept reading :D
  36. Thread: Incra gauge

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    They sell most spares so that's an option, but it...

    They sell most spares so that's an option, but it will be an expensive one. Incra's after sales support is superb.

    A couple of $ will get you a standard knob.

    I knew it wasn't a V27 because...
  37. Thread: Incra gauge

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    What model is it ? It's not a V27 it's one of the...

    What model is it ? It's not a V27 it's one of the dearer ones. Incredible bargain.

    If you give up I would be happy to give you $10 plus postage :D
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    As Aldav said the drawbar is irrelevant, it's the...

    As Aldav said the drawbar is irrelevant, it's the distance to the axle that matters. A drawbar really only has to be half the width of the towing vehicle. A much longer drawbar will give you slightly...
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    I know what you mean. Canberra thinks it's the...

    I know what you mean. Canberra thinks it's the center of a different universe.

    Sydney has dozens of councils, I forget how many. Brisbane has one huge council, and it sucks lumps. We literally...
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    I have progrip guides. Peachtree woodworking sell...

    I have progrip guides. Peachtree woodworking sell saw and router bases as well as a universal base. I use them a lot and I wish I could still get progrip stuff in australia. The 100" guide is plenty...
  41. Thread: On Safari

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    Maybe the MIL skipped across to east africa and...

    Maybe the MIL skipped across to east africa and dragged the lion back against it's will, kinda like they way she forced her husband to go shopping with her ?

    Maybe the authorities allowed Benny a...
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    I see you bought the same brand dipsticks we did....

    I see you bought the same brand dipsticks we did.

    What is sacramento like as a city ? We over here hear a lot about LA san fran san diego etc but nothing about sacremento.
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    Sure you don't have a set in each state ?cos we...

    Sure you don't have a set in each state ?cos we do....
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    What about applying solar thermal to desal ?...

    What about applying solar thermal to desal ? Instead of, or in addition to putting the steam through a turbine use salt water and tap off fresh at the end of the process.

    Everything has it's...
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    I think you are all missing the point. ...

    I think you are all missing the point.

    Infrastructure under investment started in the early 80's throughout the developed world.

    The electorate don't reward long term thinking or anything they...
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    You beat me to it. Dog trailer does away with the...

    You beat me to it. Dog trailer does away with the loading issue, but how do you reverse ?

    The usual solution to the rec vehicle issue is a motorhome towing the boat or small car.
  47. I am a mechanic and need a box of those...

    I am a mechanic and need a box of those corrugated ones...

    I can do anything with 5 hammers and 7 vice grips.
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    You have had plenty of opinions. I'll chuck in...

    You have had plenty of opinions. I'll chuck in mine.

    You have a router table of some kind. What doesn't it do well? First thing that comes to mind is blind dadoes. That's plunge router territory....
  49. Thread: When To Let Go

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    You know those plastic clips that hold bread...

    You know those plastic clips that hold bread bags, I finally found a use for them. When your (actual) thongs pull through at teh front poke teh strap back through and apply one to it. Widens the area...
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    Jaycar sell both nicad sub c and nimh with tabs....

    Jaycar sell both nicad sub c and nimh with tabs. The origionals are nicad D cells but you could probably substitute.

    1.8Ah Sub C Rechargeable Ni-CD Battery - Solder | Jaycar Electronics

    2400mAh...
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