Jump to content

-- AJ --

Members
  • Content Count

    8,776
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    5

Everything posted by -- AJ --

  1. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    If I went to live in another country (say for example Japan) I'd assume that I'd have to learn the language just to survive (or at the very least not embarrass myself by walking into the wrong toilet).
  2. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Because as far as the general population is concerned, it may not be inherently wrong. If WA situation is anything like QLD, its the tourist operators lobby group thats making the most noise.
  3. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Just as well Queensland didn't listen to the self appointed Expert of Border closures.
  4. And it gets even better. Apparently even Paris Hilton has decided to announce that she's running. Now I'm certain this is all a horrible nightmare.
  5. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    and you're no more informed for knowing. Should be a politician. With skills like this you'd fit right in
  6. Of course you know that the latest version of the Edge Browser is based on Chromium. Basically Chrome with a MS wrapper. I can. From memory, the default browser in Windows 10 is now the Edge Browser. Just had a look and I don't even have MSIE11 on my Windows 10 box. Not sure if that standard. I'm not above removing stuff I don't need anymore to save disk space. I'm feeling old. I can remember when MS first released Internet explorer back when Netscape Navigater was the browser of choice.
  7. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Yeah but he didn't have internet forums to keep himself occupied
  8. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Its funny how the medical "Experts" seem to differ in their opinions regarding the opening/closing borders. I'm sure it was only in the past couple of weeks that the Head honcho Chief Medical officer said he could see no medical reasons to have the borders shut. A comments that was seized upon by the opponents of Queenslands decision not the open their borders a couple of weeks ago when AP was holding out.
  9. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Cops should have left them there to dig themselves out. They could have isolated for 2 weeks trying to do it.
  10. GoPros work really well if you've got one I'm currently running a $40 no-name e-bay special. Not going to be too disappointed if some jerk breaks in to steal it. Quality seems OK for what I want it for which is to cover my ass if I'm on the wrong end of some moron doing something stupid.
  11. To reduce the chance of overheating the transmission when towing... $790 to replace the Tranmission cooler with a bigger one. Bit a fiddly work to be done to get it to fit, $250+ to replace the driving lights for lower profile ones (probably a lightbar) to help the airflow to the radiator. Rego due next month. Not bad for a vehicle that's done less than 400km in the past 4 months. Havn't got the quote for the van service yet
  12. -- AJ --

    All things NRL

    My guess...photos😆
  13. -- AJ --

    All things NRL

    Could be worse. You could be a Broncos supporter
  14. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Traditionally that just doesn't happen. Even a slight release the restrictions and everyone will go nuckin futs. We'll need a couple of swings of the pendulum to get the balance right.
  15. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Problem is that you can't open the borders to people coming from NSW without opening the border to people coming from Victoria because theres nothing stopping the Victorians from crossing the border to NSW. My guess is the opening will be delayed till the end of July at the earliest. She'll cop plenty of flak from the tourist industry but it'll be popular with everyone else.
  16. Triathlon Expensive? Take up 4WDing and camping.🙄 Started with a cheap stock 4WD, tent and Esky and in 8 years has expanded to a sensibly modified 4WD, .6mx3m shed full of camping gear(for when I go with friends), and a caravan (for when Mrs AJ comes along). Now we've got the caravan I need to add a transmission cooler to the Pajero. Expecting somewhere between $500 and $1000 to get that done. And a van service sometime before mid-August. (no idea what thats going to cost)
  17. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Nobody needs to die. Its a simple choice. I know what you're thinking: "Did he have six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But me being a caffine addict, the most powerful anti-social human in the world, and can blow your head clean off just by looking at you, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk? No...then just quietly walk away and say nothing and live another day
  18. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Obviously he does his research on Transitions. We've covered everything he's mentioned here several times over.
  19. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Then one would think that number should be listed under "Known Source" or "Under Investigation". As it stands its almost a number that just exists but has no real meaning
  20. -- AJ --

    Coronavirus

    Can somebody explain to me what this means? To me it means that they've found 37 cases from people coming forward to be tested because they had a sniffle. To me this this means the authorities have no idea where the person concerned got the virus from in the first place. Am I correct?
  21. Yeah I saw something like that a back in May but I've seen a report in the last week or so confirming the iPhone issues and that they could be fixed by updating the app to use the new API developed by Apple and Google. The report stated there were no plans to use the API as the the time to virtually rewrite the app to use it was considered to the longer than the time they figure they needed the app for. Or in other words- by the time they complete the update the app would no longer be needed. Based on whats happening in Vistoria that decision is fast becoming one that sounded good at the time but turned out to be brimming over with wrongability
  22. Be interested to know how this "expert" actually knows that the app isn't working. My guess is that he's read the same test results that I've read. The fact that it hasn't identified any additional case isn't surprising. I doubt the app on my phone would detect any contacts either....mostly because I havn't been close to any people for 15min+. BTW According to the last security test of the app that I saw, locked iPhones have an issue, Android phones are working OK. But that was probably a month or so ago,
  23. Define "successful". BTW Its a rhetorical question. (So you don't have to answer). What you and I might define as "financial Independence" and "successful" might have absolutely no correlation to reality when it comes to an indigenous community in the middle of the NT, the Kimberley or Cape York. We are (or have been) triathletes and as such we are incredibly focused on very specific goals that apply specifically to us as individuals. Our definition of "success" is based on our goals and whether we achieve them. Everybody's target goals (and therefore definition of success) is different. And that, I think, is part of the problem when it comes to dealing with the issues with indigenous people. How can you hit the target goal if you don't know what it is in the first place? And the way things stand at the moment, we (the white mob) don't know what the target goal is. So we chuck shedloads of money at "it" and hope we get close. Obviously this approach has worked well...not. All we've achieved is that we've created a vast mob of welfare dependent individuals who have little motivation and no idea how to get out of the cycle they now find themselves in. I reckon the way to deal with this is to leave it in the hands of the TO leadership groups and Elders to determine what the target is for their specific community. Let them develop the initiatives and then have the Government provide funding for those initiatives. It may be that some of these initiatives don't even need money to get off the ground. Education is the key. But not necessarily the school based learning that most of us went through. Teach the kids all the stuff they need to survive in the white mans world today but also their traditional stuff as well. This approach is already working in some communities with promising results. The introduction of "dry" communities was a good starting point for many of these communities. Getting the kids to attend school by changing the curriculum program to one specifically targets that demographic. Yes, give them every opportunity to succeed but don't tell them what their "success" is. Let them tell us what they think success is and together we all can work towards it.
  24. In this case he probably wouldn't use the old trick of picturing people naked.
  25. Comment still stands. Why take on any job? History suggests that long-term job security under Trump is not likely to happen.
×
×
  • Create New...