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-- AJ --

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About -- AJ --

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  • Birthday 21/06/1968

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    Triathlon<br />Family

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    Big issue

    Seriously, Does it really matter? Just order it and enjoy it with a cold beverage or 3 and your favourite sport on the TV. But if its keeping you awake at night and destroying your social circle, its called "Steak".😁
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    Family fun day event at St Kilda beach

    I didn't see the news tonight. Did I miss anything?
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    Cronulla Sharks

    Time to turn the porch light back on?
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    Tyre repair

    As far as I'm concerned they're for Emergency use only. I carry a similar (but more comprehensive) kit in the 4WD when I'm offroading but will always go to the professionals to get a tire plugged if I get the option. I believe the difference is that the professionals (should) take the tire off and plug from the inside whereas these kits will only plug from the outside. Costs me nothing to get them professionally done because when I bought my tires I got the free Yokohama Geolander replacement package where they will repair for free or pro-rata replace any damaged tire. 😀 AJ
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    Utes / Pickups

    I'd suggest that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages by a significant margin. Just make sure that you get a tradie one that allows access to all parts of the tub from outside. Apparently, Its a pain trying to get to the rear of the tub of you've got those sliding windows. AJ
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    Portable charger for ipod

    Solar panel in Battery packs. Now theres a gimmick for the "save-the-planet" generation which has absolutely no practical real-world benefit. I've just looked into this for myself so heres some numbers. From memory the standard solar panel on a battery pack is one watt or less which translates to 0.2amp charge loading into the battery pack at 5v (at peek performance). According to the very very small print in the instruction manual for my 20000mAh power pack, the estimated time to full charge using solar is approximately 47 hours. Which in real terms is approximately 7 days assuming that you get 7 days of full sunshine and the solar panel is continually optimally tilted to the sun. Personally, I just put my battery pack on charge over night if I'm home or if I'm out bush, I just charge via the 12v socket which is directly connected to the second battery in the 4WD. 😁 AJ
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    The cost of cycling on the road...

    Did you notice that the barriers don't have a gap at the bottom. Its to stop the cyclists who can't stay on 2 wheels from sliding off the road and over the edge. Apparently an event that happens more often than you'd appreciate according to the locals. AJ
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    Team Building

    Never had an exit interview at any of the companies that I've left over the past 20 years or so.
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    2018 top aussie sports stars

    Then that list above is a long way off the mark. I reckon Craig Lowndes and the guys and Gal from the V8's would get more bums on seats than any of those on that list So I'll nominate the Aussie Womens Cricket team who generally play to empty stadiums but are the best in the world ... again AJ
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    The cost of cycling on the road...

    Timely discussion. I was driving behind a bloke today who was using 4 lanes of road because he was too busy looking at his phone. Problem was that the road was only 2 driving lanes wide + breakdown lane this bloke used the grass on both sides of the black stuff. 😯 Generally see plenty of other drivers who are using the breakdown lane to bypass the lines of waiting traffic. And people wonder why I no longer ride my bike.
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    Housing Bubble thread.

    Just as an aside, its interesting to note that customers that falsified documents, lied and otherwise misled various financial institutions in order to get large mortgages that they havn't got a hope in hell of paying off have (so far) got off completely without blame. Be interesting to know the numbers of people who are now unable to refinance because they simply don't have the means to pay the mortgage off. AJ
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    Hayne to NFL

    Probably wasn't one of his life long dreams
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    Financial planners

    Umm no. And to justify that comment. I'm currently working on a project where as part of the data analysis phase I've come across a large number of Statements of Advice from financial advisers to their clients. In certain age brackets, I would suggest that quite a few of them are extremely questionable when it comes to deciding whether the advice is in the best interests of the clients or the Financial Adviser. And Personal experience - we saw a (recommended) Financial Adviser earlier this year where we told them that we wern't interested in Managed funds (having had bad experiences previously) and had no faith in the Superannuation system and the muppets that legislate and/or administer it. The financial advisers advise - Put our savings into their own private Managed fund (with some absolutely shocking fees and charges) and dump extra money into our Superannuation funds. They were predicting somewhere between 7% and 10% growth. Realistically, had we followed their advice, we would have lost a significant amount of money of the past 9 months. Following our own thoughts and theories, we're in front' But having said all that, I'm guessing that there are good financial advisers out there but I certainly havn't come across them yet. AJ
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    Holidaying with work mates

    Been with my team (no managers) out camping for a weekend a few times now. Was pretty good therapy after months of stress and frustration. Only rules were: 1. Have Fun 2. What is said and what happens around the campfire stays around the campfire 3. You have to work with these people on Monday so if you make a complete goose of yourself they will remember even if they say nothing. So me accidentally setting a 440g butane canister alight while holding it has remained the stuff of urban legend.😁
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    Online Assesment - Job

    Hmmm. Last few companies I've worked for seemed to have a an excess of "managers" who had little or no people skills. Maybe thats why they are made managers. Don't have the people skills to play nicely with the rest of the staff. AJ