2,092 thoughts on “Open Thread – Tue 29 Nov 2022”

  1. I’ve had a lot of time for Noel hitherto

    I don’t know why conservatives praise the man. He always struck me as a weather vane and a pretentious lightweight.

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  2. Elon: “Heil Hitler”

    Stand back! Educated man in action!

    FMD. Does you’re wife know you’re this fucking idiotic?

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  3. seriously jumped the shark on that one

    Fun though. And I got in an anagram for Elon’s coasters plus him hatching an evil plan.

    Still none the wiser about that firearm though.

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  4. Still, what did we do to deserve the oozing, putrescent, cadavereinic, pus dripping, sore on the arse of reason known as monty?

    Quite so.

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  5. He gives us an excuse to never forget the Alamo. And talk about doughnuts. Although today I suspect it’s more a binge on the liqueur chocolates.

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  6. ps. Given some relevant indications, I also put myself on a broad spectrum antibiotic, supplies of which I always carry, as when travelling it is sometimes very difficult to seek medical attention, unless you need Emergency. I use them only with good medical reason, my doc gives them to be readily to carry.

    We deemed Hairy to be less in need of these. He puts his faith in Friar’s Balsam which works for him.

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  7. Surely you are not seriously saying that that Photoshop is real, Bruce. Are you that thick?

    LOL, Monty. Was Photoshop even around back then? SkS were indiscrete enough to allow open access to their private blog forum, and that photo was posted by Mr Cook himself. (He’s now Dr Cook.) Here’s another fun private forum post that was found at the time.

    Skeptical Science: “[W]e’re all a bunch of leftists”

    Quite amusing , and very characteristic of the mindset of lefties who think they’re incredibly diverse, but look like the Borg to everyone else.

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  8. CCP contract renewal negotiations today! Not difficult to stick to your guns on rate when you have to deal with their insanity on a daily basis. The leader says…….

    One of their techs is turning out to be quite good, we’ve racked up quite a score of getting shit fixed. Today’s his big challenge. I think one of the main MOV’s has a busted gearbox, let’s see how he goes.

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  9. I’ve had a lot of time for Noel hitherto but that is extremely insulting and cowardly

    Never had much time for Pearson. Although he is usually one of the better Professional Aboriginals.

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  10. Apparently the number 14 is evil too.

    I liked this from the Urban Dictionary:

    7. In mathematics/philosophy, 88 is a double lemniscate used to represent the “dual-infinity.” That is… the infinite, and the infinitesimal.

    The infinitesimal mind’s potential for infinite stupidity? Like Blair’s Law in number form.

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  11. Crikey.. there really are nazis everywhere..
    Who knew Radium was the element of racial purity ?

    88 (number)
    one of the years 88 BC, AD 88, 1888 CE, 1988 CE, 2088 CE, etc.
    “88”, a song by Sum 41 from Chuck
    “88”, a song by The Cool Kids from The Bake Sale
    The 88, an American indie rock band
    The 88 (album), the 2003 debut album by New Zealand band Minuit
    Highway 88, see List of highways numbered 88
    The 88 (San Jose), a residential skyscraper in San Jose, California, USA
    The 88, a nickname for the piano derived from the number of keys it typically has
    A Morse code abbreviation meaning “Love and kisses”
    88 Generation Students Group, a Burmese pro-democracy movement
    8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41, known as the eighty-eight, a German anti-tank and anti-aircraft gun from World War II
    88 (film), a 2015 film directed by April Mullen, starring Katharine Isabelle
    Atomic number 88: radium
    The butterfly genus Diaethria, which has an 88-like pattern on its wings
    The butterfly genus Callicore, which has an 88-like pattern on its wings

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  12. OMG Nazi!!!!

    Where does the 88 thing come from anyway? Assuming it’s not some fartment of munty’s imagination. Flak 88?

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  13. CL – I think Noel did a lot of good for Cape York aboriginal people and defied the Left in doing so. Read many of his columns in those days before I’d had it with the Oz. But my impression is he seems to’ve drifted a bit leftishly in the last decade or so.

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  14. Rick, apparently it’s code for “Heil Hitler”. The fact that none of us had a clue about it…until now…makes us Nazis.

    Or something.

    And Musk is a Nazi because he said 88 million years in relation to a tweet about Madagascar, which was once a proposed Nazi destination for Jews.

    See? See! Everything is Nazi. Everything. There just aren’t enough drawing pins and pieces of string in the entire world to connect it all together. But it does connect. Because it’s Nazi.

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  15. Mama don’t allow no eighty eight around here
    According to the blues (Julia Lee) the 88 is a piano.

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  16. C.L. says:
    November 29, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve had a lot of time for Noel hitherto

    I don’t know why conservatives praise the man. He always struck me as a weather vane and a pretentious lightweight.

    beware of the man who needs external paraphernalia to emphasise his case.

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  17. The man accused of murdering a teen-aged East Harlem Burger King cashier during a $100 robbery whined that he was the one being victimized, comparing himself to Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ.

    During an exclusive jailhouse video visit from Rikers Island, Winston Glynn — who ranted about slave reparations and screamed that America will “burn” — insisted he was innocent of the heinous Jan. 9 murder that kicked off a year of violence and lawlessness across New York City.

    Pretty cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves, 19, had been working her fast-food job for just three weeks. She had taken the fast-food gig to help her mom pay bills and to save for nursing school, but feared working overnight shifts.

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  18. Now here’s a thing, is ‘H’ the eighth or tenth letter in the German Alphabet?

    ‘1010’ somehow doesn’t have the same ring to it.

    How about ‘AA’ ?

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  19. Elon Musk
    @elonmusk
    23m
    This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.

    Spoken like a true Nazi!

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  20. Thousands of Covid-19 fines worth millions of dollars could be ruled invalid after two Sydneysiders won a landmark test case in the New South Wales Supreme Court.

    The man and woman claimed their infringement notices were issued in such vague terms they could not be legally enforced and would be difficult, if not impossible, to challenge in front of a magistrate.

    On Tuesday morning, barrister David Kell SC for the Commissioner of Police told the Supreme Court the pair’s Covid penalty notices would no longer be enforced.

    ‘These two notices do not sufficiently state or describe the offences in general terms,’ Mr Kell said.

    The two claimants, Brenden Beame and Teal Els, will have their fines refunded. A fine issued to a third claimant, Rohan Pank, had already been repaid.

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  21. Additionally.
    Women can not have cocks.
    Men cannot have vaginas.

    Women can have one any time she wants. Men end up in court.

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  22. Sylvester the catsays:
    November 29, 2022 at 1:07 pm
    88 in base 16 is 210 in octal.

    This needs to be investigated.

    88 in binary is 1011000

    Let us have a look at the value of the decimal number 88 in the different number systems.

    88 in Binary: 88?? = 1011000?
    88 in Octal: 88?? = 130?
    88 in Hexadecimal: 88?? = 58??
    1011000? in Decimal: 88??

  23. I seem to recall Monique Ryan had agreed to be hosted by Jacinta Price on a trip to outback communities – I wonder if that visit will occur any time soon.
    Jacinta is a rock star. I have emailed an NP senator known to me to say how pleased I am to see common sense prevailing in the National Party decision to oppose the Voice.

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  24. Noel Pearson is only after one thing. The trough for life. He’s had a go with the Liars, a go with the SFLosers and now thinks he is in line for the Voice. I think Jacinta is used to not getting invites to dinner parties. She can come to my place anytime at all. The others, never.

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  25. Dover

    I suppose we are just not allowed to use the number 88 anymore lest the NPCs immediately assume we are garage nazis.

    Wait until m0nty=fa finds out about the German 88mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank gun! And the Soviet era anti-tank missile that was given the NATO type number of AT-8 (say it aloud, and find the Nazi connection).

    Does m0nty=fa check under the bed for Nazis, before he gets under the blankets?

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  26. BREAKING: Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have just held a press conference and released what they say is a complete list of Epstein Island Lolita Express primary clients.

    Erm…you’d think they’d have taken the trouble to spell Epstein correctly.

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  27. comparing himself to Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ.

    Twenty seven years in tronk – eighteen of those breaking rocks on Robben Island, or a cross with three nails?

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  28. m0ntysays:
    November 29, 2022 at 12:35 pm
    Elon: “Heil Hitler”

    Nazis: Yes! Our hero has hailed Hitler! This is great!

    You are the only one here who recognised the code.

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  29. It is estimated that 88 million tonnes of food waste are generated in the EU each year with associated costs estimated at €143 billion.

    OMG, the European Commission are Nazis!

    According to data from Census 2011, the number of child labourers in India is 10.1 million of which 5.6 million are boys and 4.5 million are girls. A total of 152 million children – 64 million girls and 88 million boys – are estimated to be in child labour globally, accounting for almost one in ten of all children worldwide.

    OMG, UNICEF are Nazis!

    Millennial crypto mogul Ed Craven splurges $88 million on record-breaking mansion

    OMG, another Nazi!

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  30. callisays:
    November 29, 2022 at 12:52 pm
    Apparently the number 14 is evil too.

    Hmmm, 14. AD? Anno Domini? Definitely eeeevillll, worse than AT-8.

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  31. The sixties ended when bikers murdered some hippy idiot at Altamont.
    The stupid communes and free love crap limped along for almost a decade more, but by the time of Jonestown in 1978 that generation was beginning to get a clue.
    The 1980s ensued.
    It might seem unrelated, but I think the crash of these stupid crypto exchanges might be looked back on as a get a fricking clue moment for this current generation.
    No you dopes, no one is taking on other billions of dollars of other people’s cash because they want to save the world or enhance your freedoms.
    After losing their barista savings, maybe they’ll start asking what’s really behind the climate, identity and diversity scams.

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  32. I guess this is why Elon made blue checkmarks 8 dollars, H the 8th letter of the alphabet, H for Hitler!

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  33. Noel Pearson is only after one thing. The trough for life. He’s had a go with the Liars, a go with the SFLosers and now thinks he is in line for the Voice. I think Jacinta is used to not getting invites to dinner parties. She can come to my place anytime at all. The others, never.

    His Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy was a complete dud and a waste of $150M.

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  34. 40m ago
    WA Nationals defy national colleagues, back Voice
    Paige Taylor
    PAIGE TAYLOR

    Sports and Recreation Minister Mia Davies Mia Davies announced a new VenuesWest board and

    The West Australian Nationals are defying their Federal counterparts by backing an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution.

    WA Nationals leader Mia Davies is due to publicly explain why her party will not follow the example of the Nationals federally by opposing the reform at a press conference at 3.30pm AEDT.

    The WA Nationals endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart, including it’s call for a voice to parliament enshrined in the constitution, at its state conference in 2019.

    The WA party has maintained that position.

    So much for the West Australian Nationals..

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  35. Joe Biden’s non-binary drag queen nuclear waste guru Sam Brinton, 34, is charged with THEFT after they were ‘caught on camera stealing a bag’ from Minneapolis Airport’s baggage claim

    it’s not theft, it’s equity in action!

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  36. I liked this from the Urban Dictionary:

    It is very rare for a definition in Urban Dictionary to be anything other than prurient fantasies of pubescent boys counting down the days until they get laid – although they have no idea how many days that is going to be.

    88 would be something about two women and their breasts. Probably adding in something about ejaculation and orifices.

    If I ever so venture in to that site I know what I want to find will be about 10 ‘definitions’ down because it does not get the upticks from the sticky fingers and chafed knobs of the typical site visitor.

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  37. The sixties ended when bikers murdered some hippy idiot at Altamont.

    Not quite correct, Arko.
    Meredith Hunter was in fact armed with – and produced – a .22 revolver. And he wasn’t a hippie.
    The “bodyguard” who stabbed him was acquitted – which wasn’t exactly a breeze for a Hell’s Angel.

    For Altamont in general, however, the Stones should have been the ones in the dock.

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  38. The man accused of murdering a teen-aged East Harlem Burger King cashier during a $100 robbery whined that he was the one being victimized, comparing himself to Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ.

    Terribly sad. You see the image of the girl and read why she is working, then you see the image of the guy, and you can see that the world has just been given the bum end of the deal with him still breathing and her dead.

    At the risk of repeating a point made before, that Winston Glynn guy will no doubt have been born a little cherub. With the right upbringing he might have become a productive member of society and raised a family.

    But he didn’t.

    He is a thug. No punishment dealt to him should be mitigated by what he might have been, because he isn’t. There is not some dimension of him that is a doctor or a plumber or even fast food cashier that will be unfairly harmed if the murder version of him is treated harshly. Those alternative forms have no real existence.

    Did he pick up his criminal proclivities from other people? Did an uncle or someone encourage him to become a criminal? Maybe. But the person he was beforehand has ceased to exist. No punishment inflicted upon him now will resonate back to that earlier more innocent moment. It does not coexist in him somewhere with the violent him. Like ‘yesterday’, it is gone forever.

    All he is right now is a savage. He is the little shit he is, through and through. He certainly knew what he was doing was a crime and he chose to do it anyway. Punish him and it is only the vile little monster that suffers.

    It is just unfortunate that the jurisdiction is NY.

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  39. Very weird. Seemed confected.

    The LNP should take no tips at all from Kenny. Not just re the Voice – which he seems to be using to burnish his credentials as a Good Conservative. He also likes to advocate nuclear power as some sort of masterclass wedge that “cuts emissions” and delivers cheap electricity. The problem is twofold: he yields the premise to the left (emissions must be cut) and he deludes himself by imagining nuclear power stations could ever be built in this country without bipartisan support. Which, of course, Labor will never offer or give.

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  40. With a doubling (at least) of electricity prices headed our way, will the left consider the possibility that COAL aint so bad after all?

    Surely reality has to bite soon.

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  41. With a doubling (at least) of electricity prices headed our way, will the left consider the possibility that COAL aint so bad after all?

    No.

    They have made the laws, the regulations, the statutory authorities, and the ‘market’ so byzantine that they will be able to lie and obfuscate about where the causes of the increases lie.

    Even now they push the nonsense that ruinables are cheaper than reliables, in spite of it being manifestly true that reliables gave us cheap, plentiful (and, of course, reliable) power for decades and the prices only started creeping up when ruinables where forced into the mix.

    But doing to the Australian people what would see an accountant put in prison, shifting sums about, creating dummies, misallocating sums will see them in the clear – and they will be free to continue courting the green vote that truly does want to bring the country to its knees.

    Our current pollies are just confident the day of reckoning will come after they have left office and accepted their pension packages.

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  42. Tax cut for electric vehicles passes Parliament

    Australian Treasury

    The Albanese Government has delivered on our election commitment to make electric vehicles more affordable for more Australians.

    The Electric Car Discount Bill, which passed Parliament today, will encourage greater take?up of electric vehicles and reduce transport emissions as part of the Government’s broader climate action agenda.

    This is a win for motorists, a win for businesses and a win for climate action.

    This is a tax cut which will make EVs cheaper.

    More Australians will be able to get behind the wheel of an electric car thanks to these changes which will reduce up?front and ongoing costs.

    The legislation provides a fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for eligible cars made available for employees by employers.

    For a model valued at about $50,000, it means a $9,000 benefit to an employer or a $4,700 benefit to an employee using a salary sacrificing arrangement.

    The Government will apply the exemption retrospectively to eligible cars first used on or after 1 July 2022.

    Eligible plug?in hybrid electric vehicles will also be FBT exempt when provided under arrangements entered into before 1 April 2025.

    The fringe benefits tax exemption is complemented by the removal of the five per cent import tariff that is already making eligible electric vehicles more affordable and accessible to Australian families.

    We have enshrined in the law our commitment to review the measure after three years to ensure it remains effective.

    The Electric Car Discount is one of the first new initiatives in the Government’s plan to improve electric vehicle uptake, with further measures to be delivered as part of the National Electric Vehicle Strategy.

    This includes a $500 million investment to boost electric vehicle charging infrastructure right across Australia.

    We are also committed to ensuring 75 per cent of new Commonwealth fleet purchases are electric by 2025.

    We worked in good faith with the crossbench for this result, and we thank the Australian Greens and Senator Pocock for their support in delivering this outcome.

    It’s disappointing but not surprising that the Opposition has chosen to vote against lower taxes for Australians and lower emissions.

    /Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.

  43. C.L. says:
    November 29, 2022 at 2:23 pm
    Not quite correct, Arko.

    ..
    I stand corrected.
    My memory is hazy as I was only two at the time.

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  44. Lack of public charging facilities makes owning an electric car a challenge for Sydney residents

    By Sue Daniel
    Posted 9h ago9 hours ago, updated 4h ago

    Miriam Hechtman and Guy Shalvi wanted to do their bit for the environment so when the time came for a new car, an electric vehicle (EV) was their first choice.

    At that point they had a garage where it could be charged, and the decision was relatively easy.

    But then they moved to a new apartment without garage access in leafy Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most densely populated eastern suburbs only kilometres from the CBD.

    They discovered the only solution was to roll out a 20 metre cable from the first floor to reach the car on the street.

    “It wasn’t simple because you always had to find a park outside the house, so Guy got a really long cord and we managed to get it the footpath and over the street sign,” Ms Hechtman said.

    “It was not ideal — [but] we only did it overnight, we knew it was safe in the sense that no-one was going to trip over anything.”

    The arrangement caught the eye of independent MP for Wentworth Allegra Spender, who took a photograph one day while on her morning run and posted it to social media.

    Ms Spender captioned the photo “EV charging the Wentworth way” saying it highlighted the lack of public charging stations for apartment dwellers living in her electorate.

    A couple of weeks later the local council put a note on the car asking them to stop.

    Ms Hechtman said while the publicity generated by the tweet and Instagram posts did cause them to worry, the responses were positive.

    “When I was reading all the comments it was like ‘that was so creative … and that’s great because there is nowhere to charge’,” she laughed.

    About 60 per cent of the 160,000 residents in Ms Spender’s electorate live in stratas and apartments where it’s still uncommon to have chargers installed.

    She wants the federal government to introduce tougher emission standards to force the importation of fuel efficient cars, and the introduction of more publicly available fast chargers.

    “What’s really crucial is to get the ones where you can leave your car, do your shopping — those are the chargers we need and we need about 130 of them by 2030 to get the community to uptake on EVs,” she said.

  45. a $500 million investment

    Its spending you insane squandermonkies.

    An investment earns or is done in expectation of a return on investment.
    You are spunking money up the wall like an incontinent shitweasel.

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  46. The joys of owning an EV:

    At the present it does seem more a case of the EV owning you. Until recharging times and facilities catch up the EV car will be deciding when, where, and how far you can go.

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  47. I stand corrected.
    My memory is hazy as I was only two at the time.

    Before my time, too, but I read a bit about the concert. Four people died. In addition to Hunter, two were run over by cars and one died in an irrigation ditch while high on drugs.

    Somebody wrote an essay (forget who) that the rot in Britain started when Jagger and Richards were famously let off after their drug arrests. “Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?” was William Rees?Mogg’s famous editorial in The Times pleading for leniency. They were released to placate the fashionable mob. The Establishment blinked – and that was that.

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  48. A Tesla Smartphone Is Not an Idle Threat

    In what I suspect is a spate of misinformed zealotry, Apple has threatened to remove the Twitter app from its App Store. At least, according to Twitter CEO Elon Musk.

    This is all part of the effort by left-wing zealots to “punish” Twitter for proposing to end censorship based on political leanings. Mr. Musk said that, if pressed, he would launch his own line of phones in response. Should Apple CEO Tim Cook take such a threat seriously, or can he laugh it off?

    I think he’d best take it very seriously.

    In Tesla, Elon Musk has the only ‘tech’ brand name that comes close to Apple in terms of panache. A Tesla Phone actually has a chance of becoming The Next Big Thing. More worrisome for Apple, Tesla could realistically blossom into a complete lifestyle brand with phones, tablets, home security… all the toys. And Musk already has the car, something Apple has been tinkering with in a “skunk works” for years.

    Also in Tesla, Musk has what everyone agrees is the best battery technology in the world, bar none, in terms of cost, capacity, and lifespan. This is an important consideration when buying a phone. Many people who are perfectly happy with their smartphones otherwise would switch brands tomorrow if they could get one that would go all day without a charge. A smartphone with noticeably superior battery technology would immediately become a formidable competitor in the segment.

    Musk also has Something Interesting that only he has, in the form of a nearly-completed worldwide network of communications satellites in low Earth orbit. This may or may not be applicable to smartphones; I am not privy to the “feeds and speeds” of Starlink. At a minimum, he has a way to offer “no dead zones… anywhere” that would be unique in the industry.

    At this point, smartphones — especially Android smartphones — are a commodity. The infrastructure and supply chain to build them are everywhere and cheap. There are no technological challenges. It’s just a matter of having the resources to get started and tolerate the bleeding during the start-up losses. This Musk has.

    Android is Open Source technology. Anyone can take it and make anything they want out of it. Amazon designed a unique user interface for its phones. Several Chinese companies have also done that. Turn Tesla’s interior designers loose on a smartphone interface, and they might come up with something just stunning.

    Tim Cook should pause before thinking he has the upper hand here. He might not.

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  49. WA bikie gangs could form political party to fight anti-consorting laws
    Gary Adshead
    By Gary Adshead
    November 29, 2022 — 10.07am

    In a rare showing of solidarity, Western Australia’s bikie gangs are putting aside their turf wars to fight a battle of a different kind.

    The collective, comprising an estimated 14 gangs, is considering forming a political party to quash tough new laws which prevent them socialising with each other and wearing their patches.
    Under the new laws, bikies are banned from displaying their gang patches.

    Mongols member Troy Mercanti is leading the bid after becoming the first person in the state charged under the anti-consorting laws.

    He is taking his legal challenge to the High Court of Australia and is being represented by one of the state’s top barristers, Steven Penglis SC.

    It’s understood the case is being bankrolled by WA gangs, with members asked to donate to the cause.

    Two summits have already been held to discuss the issue, with representatives from all clubs in attendance, and the meetings livestreamed to those who couldn’t attend in person.

    Under the new anti-consorting laws, introduced a year ago, a person can be jailed for up to 12 months and fined $12,000 for consorting contrary to a dispersal notice or displaying insignia of an identified organisation in a public place, including gang tattoos and patches.

    At the time the legislation was introduced, Premier Mark McGowan said the laws would take away the ability for bikie gangs to communicate with each other.

    “This government is serious about stopping organised crime and protecting the community from the intimidation and violence carried out by bikie gangs,” he said.

    “We will not tolerate outlaw motorcycle gangs or any organised criminal activity in Western Australia.”

    Mercanti is challenging the validity of a police order issued under the new laws.

    On Thursday, the state government also announced new legislation to prevent bikies from owning guns or being in the presence of someone who does.

    People with violent criminal records will also be banned from Perth entertainment precincts under new laws flagged in September.

    The laws drew criticism from some, including members of Perth’s legal fraternity, who described them as an overreach and overreaction.

    Has anybody asked them what their stance on the “Voice” will be?

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  50. F1 still eyes in-car video screens to replace mirrors, but faces key hurdles

    Formula 1’s move to even bigger mirrors in 2023 has again highlighted the problems that drivers face with rearward visibility.

    Jonathan Noble – Nov 28, 2022,

    But for such a high-tech sport like Formula 1, it seems almost amazing that it is still relying on such an old-school concept of fixed mirrors that have been an ever-present on cars since they first raced.

    Indeed, in an era of super-accurate GPS, on-board cameras and high-speed digital processing, it would seem logical for F1 to make the step and go cutting-edge.

    That could mean making it mandatory for F1 cars to be fitted with rearward facing cameras that can display what is going on behind on to a small screen in the cockpit.

    The idea of having rear-facing cameras and cockpit screens is nothing new in F1, and there were discussions several years ago between drivers and the FIA about the subject.

    Carlos Sainz said back in 2018: “We’ve proposed having cameras, instead of a simple mirror, which is something that they have in other categories, and I think the FIA is going to have a look at it. But it is not something that has been clarified yet.

    In-cockpit digital screens are indeed regularly used in other categories, and made their debut as long ago as 2012 in sportscars when Audi used them on its R18 at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    But while the FIA is aware of how well they work elsewhere, there still remain some big hurdles before such in-car screens can make the transition to F1.

    The FIA’s single seater technical director Nikolas Tombazis has explained three critical issues that need to be overcome before the screens can be considered for F1.

    Asked by Motorsport.com about the technology, he said: “We have given it consideration. It’s got three issues that need to be resolved.

    “One is that there’s not much space for a TV screen in the cockpit. Second, it’s used sometimes in closed cockpit cars which have rather dark conditions inside, you can see if you put your phone in sunlight, you don’t want the drivers squinting to see if they can see something. So there’s that.

    “Then, the third thing is that there’s a time of adaptation of your focus from one distance to another distance, which we’re also a bit concerned and we need to evaluate carefully.

    “At the speeds you are going, you must not lose that half a tenth of a second to adapt, so that’s another issue.

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  51. Joseph’s Dream, Rembrandt, 1645

    Joseph had two dreams while in the Egyptian prison which proved to be prophetically correct, but his first dream didn’t get him out of prison. This was because when he announced his first dream his message was full of me, me, and more me rather than acknowledge that God gave him the message, so it was straight back into gaol for him.

    After many years lingering in gaol someone remembered that there’s this bloke in the prison who can interpret dreams so they brought Joseph out again to interpret the Pharaoh’s dreams and this time he acknowledged God’s role, so he was freed and placed in a very senior position, second only to the Pharaoh.

    Boastfulness appears to have been a major problem for Joseph which got him into trouble. He was resented by his brothers as he was their father’s favourite son, and when he told them that they would all bow down and acknowledge his superiority they wanted to get rid of him.

    Joseph was given a double blessing by his father, two of his sons were given equal ranking as their uncles as heads of their own tribes, those of Ephraim and Manasseh, so the twelve tribes became thirteen. The Ephraimites were known as the Aegels (bull-calf) which was their tribal symbol, these were the leaders in the civil war which broke up the united Israelite nation, and Manasseh was the largest of the Tribes and they occupied both banks of the Jordan River. The Aegels, later known as the Angles, after going into the Assyrian captivity, became the major force in the Parthian Empire in Persia, Manasseh became the major force on the steppes known as the Saccae Scythians (to the Greeks), the Saka Scythians (to the Persians), and the Saxons to the Romans.

    After the westward migrations the Angles ended up as the dominate force in Angle-land, and Manasseh became the dominate tribe in the USA. They had previously occupied northern England and lowland Scotland (hence the unicorn, Manasseh’s tribal symbol, on the Scottish flag), and they were also in western and southern Germany who migrated in large numbers to the USA.

    The Jewish sages have some interesting things to say about these brothers. They say that, because when Israel (Jacob) blessed the boys on his death bed, he crossed his hands to deliver the blessing so that Manasseh, Joseph’s first born son, received a lesser blessing than his younger brother Ephraim, so Ephraim received the blessing of a company (commonwealth) of nations, whereas Manasseh would receive a single though significant nation. The sages say that, because this blessing was given with crossed hands, there was a time limit involved and Manasseh would, in time, become the predominate brother.

    I think we’ve seen that occur in recent history, America emerged as the dominate world power during the second world war, and England’s empire started to diminish so they are now a lesser power than the USA.

    The sages also say that Manasseh inherited Joseph’s nature and Ephraim more closely resembled Israel (Jacob). That probably explains the confident, perhaps boastful nature of many Americans compared to the stiff upper lip, reserved nature of many Englishmen.

    And this in turns explains why many people find President Trump such a polarising figure. He is the perfect epitome of Manasseh and his father Joseph, many people don’t like him because he comes across as a proud and boastful person whereas others can see past that and recognise the fine and decent qualities which he has.

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  52. The joys of owning an EV

    1. Infinite smugness
    2. Ego stroking
    3. My virtue is signaled to everyone
    4. Showing off how rich I am
    5. Demonstrating that I don’t need patches on my cardigan elbows to be seen as a wuss
    6. I like enslaving Congolese and Uighurs
    7. I don’t have to drive very far

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  53. The LNP should take no tips at all from Kenny. Not just re the Voice – which he seems to be using to burnish his credentials as a Good Conservative. He also likes to advocate nuclear power as some sort of masterclass wedge that “cuts emissions” and delivers cheap electricity. The problem is twofold: he yields the premise to the left (emissions must be cut) and he deludes himself by imagining nuclear power stations could ever be built in this country without bipartisan support. Which, of course, Labor will never offer or give.

    The LNP’s strategy is always concede the premise, offer a milquetoast alternative, fold and then surrender entirely. The real conundrum here is the position of Sky. They offer an alternative with Outsiders, although I have my reservations there as well, but their daytime and even much of their night time schedule is not at all different from that offered on the other news networks.

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  54. My memory is hazy as I was only two at the time.

    Child. I was almost fourteen. I remember reading about it in the Sun and Mirror, the two evening papers my parents bought. Nice paperboy, but not the Beloved – he had the Chemist’s run. 😀

    Mum and Dad just sniffed and called the concert goers degenerates. The whole thing went bad almost from the beginning. Woodstock wasn’t all sweetness and light either. Hippies hadn’t really become a big thing in Australia until the Aquarius Festival in the early 70’s.

    We were always behind the times.

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  55. ” I’m starting to look forward to death just so I don’t have to listen to the stupid.”

    No way – you wouldn’t be dead for quids!
    We are going through a most amazing time of change and opportunity. And even if it all goes to shit, why would you want to miss out on one of the greatest shows on Earth as thousands of egos meet the hard cold brick wall of reality.

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  56. Joseph was a smart aleck, the favoured son. His brothers didn’t like him much. Reuben was probably the most decent of all of them. Tracking his life through abandonment, captivity, temptation, imprisonment and finally recognition and favour again is truly worthwhile. And then the story of his final interaction with his brothers and the threat of death over withholding Benjamin.

    Some commentators see him as a fore-figure or shadow of The Christ.

    From Genesis 20

    But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

    He died at a ripe old age, after telling them that they would eventually leave Egypt and that they must take his bones with them to the Promised Land.

    And they did.

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  57. “I wrote and asked him to build an operating system for my desktop that has become useless with Win11 and the enforcement of the Googleshit and locking out of the stuff I want to use.”

    Download the latest Ubuntu LTS “Live” / Install distribution (likely “22.04 LTS” – LTS is “Long Term Support”, so the no charge support/updates is for 5 years, or until 2027 for 22.04 LTS)
    Burn to a USB stick.
    Reboot to the USB stick.
    Try it out.
    It will be slow to load (and start programs) because of running off USB, but it should do everything you want – web browser (Firefox, Chrome etc), IM chat, Skye, full HD full screen video, Spotify etc etc. Although you may need to “install” appropriate stuff (like Skype, Spotify etc), this is fairly easy to find and install if and as required.
    Very easy install / try out, you don’t need much in the way of computer knowledge to try/install/use – and you can “try” it, try the install softwre to make sure everything does actually work without making any changes to your existing setup – hell, you can keep running it that way if you want, just be aware that unless you “change” the standard “Live” USB image, anything you install/change will be forgotten on next boot for the “Live” boot.
    If you like it, you can use the same USB to install it, either “over the top of” Windows (getting rid of Windoze entirely) or “alongside” it (if you have free disk space), so “dual boot” (windoze/Ubuntu).
    Of course, once installed, all the extra software you install stays on the system over a reboot.

    I don’t run windows on anything I own, only on work laptop/desktop. Been that way for 10 years or so, only very rarely have I needed something that was Windows only. I have even got Ubuntu working on a high-end Android TV box, which is good enough for all of the above as well, if a little slow to load (because the storage is SD or eMMS flash with a slow interface, not intrinsically slow OS – it’s no slower to load than the Android apps). I wouldn’t recommend you go down that path unless/until you become somewhat familiar with Linux generally, but even without that, you could likely pull it off with some research. A basic desktop is then only about $100 for quad core 2GHZ ARM 64 bit, 4GB RAM, 32GB flash.

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  58. I’ll waste no time in seeing this…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgGe0yxDpWc

    “Deciding whether to have a child is an emotionally fraught and deeply personal process. Deciding amid increasingly dire warnings for the planet makes it even
    more paralysing. “The Climate Baby Dilemma” explores the state of what to expect when you’re expecting… climate change. With the future promising to be
    increasingly unstable and insecure, conversations about parenthood are heating up. Over the course of three years, the film follows prominent science writer
    Britt Wray, as she delves further into this complex issue – hosting workshops, giving talks, and speaking to activists, psychologists, parents and prospective
    parents. The film also meets many youth at the centre of the climate moment. A growing number of Gen-Z and millennials are either refusing to bring a child into
    an increasingly unstable world or struggling with the question of whether they should. Those deciding to have children, while being very climate aware – like
    activists Sarain Fox and Severn Suzuki – offer perspectives and lessons for raising children in the climate crisis. Through her research, Britt considers how
    one can transform climate anxiety and grief into transformative action. For many, the best antidote to feeling powerless is activism – and that can take many
    forms, including the decision not to have a child.

  59. Heh. All the hippies who bought up land at bargain prices around Nimbin and through to Mullumbimby and Byron will all be multimillionaires now.

    Sticking it to the Man.

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  60. Monash University staff can be fired if they do not complete mandatory Indigenous culture training.

    The 20-minute online program, which launched on Thursday, is compulsory for all Australian staff working for the university, including contractors.

    They must complete the new virtual training module about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history and culture by December 31.

    According to Monash’s compliance training guidelines, refusing to complete the module is a procedure breach.

    This means that the university can terminate staff or bring disciplinary action against them if they do not do the training.

    Monash’s senior vice president Sharon Pickering said in a letter to staff that the program was part of the university’s aim of respecting Indigenous peoples and culture and acknowledging their history.

    “The training will provide our Monash community with the invaluable opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the rich and complex histories of the lands on which we work and live, and consider ways to acknowledge First Nations peoples and live out the University’s core values,” Prof Pickering said.

    But a staff member, who wished to remain anonymous, said the university’s approach was “heavy handed” and that he has refused to complete the training.

    “It’s reached the point where I’m ashamed to put my Monash lanyard around my neck each morning,” he said.

    “It’s a University that preaches diversity and inclusion but cannot tolerate anyone who simply wants to perform their role instead of subscribing to a relentless left-wing agenda.

    “I’ve even seen staff delivering Acknowledgment to Country messages at the beginning of Zoom meetings despite the fact that these meetings are held in cyberspace, not on anyone’s land.”

    A spokeswoman for the university said the unit, titled Cultural Foundations: Building your knowledge of Australia’s First Peoples, was one of several mandatory modules staff must complete.

    “The Module provides information on the Indigenous history of the Victorian lands on which Monash campuses are located, and outlines ways to acknowledge First Nations peoples,” she said.

    “It is a condition of employment that all staff complete all mandatory training modules, to ensure they have broad and up-to-date understanding of a range of issues. If staff are concerned about completing any of the modules, they are encouraged to speak with their supervisor.”

    Monash also locks students out of their online learning hub if they do not submit modules on consent, drinking and Indigenous history – barring them from lecture recordings and weekly materials until.

    Earlier this month, it backtracked on a policy that required students to include an Acknowledgement of Country on assignments to avoid losing marks.

    It is common for university staff and students to complete mandatory training.

    La Trobe University students cannot live in campus accommodation or graduate until they complete academic integrity and Indigenous cultural awareness units.

    All Australian Catholic University students must complete an academic integrity unit before they can access their results.

    Herald-Sun

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  61. Deciding amid increasingly dire warnings for the planet makes it even more paralysing.

    What? Like deciding to start a family during the height of the Cold War? Stop listening to the doom merchants and pursue the most fulfilling, satisfying thing you’ll ever do. And an added bonus – you’ll grow up overnight.

    Numbskulls.

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  62. Caller to Tom Elliott just now. Must have been some sort of Italian event in Darebin Council. As the Mayor and the organiser of the event were Italian, in their wisdom decided to have the Welcome To Your Own Country in Italian. Sort of dilutes the spectacle to even flimsier dregs. FMD

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  63. Sylvester the Cat:

    The weef appears to be a hopeless case.
    It’s time to give up on the tourism and use the area as a toxic waste dump.

    No, the little reef that could will be a great proving ground for the ecocrucifixes and their claim of no impact on the environment.
    Put a thousand of the bastards along the entire reef and let the evidence be shown.

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  64. Monash University staff can be fired if they do not complete mandatory Indigenous culture training.

    Cite you the Wheatbelt school that showed the students “Rabbit Proof Fence” so many times, they could not have cared less……….”Your great grandfather was farming on the Rabbit Proof Fence at the time, and he never mentioned three Aboriginal girls, with a police party in pursuit……”

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  65. Turn Tesla’s interior designers loose on a smartphone interface, and they might come up with something just stunning.

    A lot of potential esp. if the phone comes with satellite capability out of box.

    However Android is a no go. Google will strangle the App Store.

    But I would suggest that Musk is a dead man walking. Twitter will be strangled in the App Store and no advertising revenue – plus the inevitable (false flag if necessary) lawsuits where Twitter allowed hurty hurty words….

    The lefties are already stopping the buying Teslas – and likely massive punitive fines for the Tesla self driving accidents will make that business borderline if not unviable. And (again a bogus if necessary) Russia Russia collusion will “necessitate” the nationalisation of SpaceX (NASA and Blue Origin will be given the tech to ensure national security).

    A bit pessimistic… I know. But I wonder if Elon will be still a free speech powerhouse at the 2024 election? Him and a free speech platform like Twitter at that time will be scaring the lib progs to beyond measure!

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  66. Bruce O’Newk:

    Astounding. This guy is a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Biden Administration. Not likely to be short of dosh. He seems to’ve decided he wanted a suitcase, so he stole one that he liked – off an airport baggage carousel.

    No, he’s doing the Airport Carousel Snowdrop.
    Would you want the clothing back after he’d been putting his paws on them?
    I’d look at getting them tested for ‘extraneous biological substances’ just in case.

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  67. Joseph was the first climate scientist.
    Except his long range forecasts were right.
    Why are climate scientists obsessed with cows?

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  68. Am I a bad person because i read it like this?

    They must complete the new indoctrination module about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history and culture by December 31.

    But remember, the in-voice wont be legally binding.
    And there will be no funding for yes or no..
    Just the ABC, Unis, Big corporate, Government etc pushing it for “free”.

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  69. “Let us have a look at the value of the decimal number 88 in the different number systems.”

    Well, you know what they say:
    There are 10 types of people in the world – those that understand binary and those that don’t.

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  70. “They must complete the new virtual training module about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history and culture by December 31.

    According to Monash’s compliance training guidelines, refusing to complete the module is a procedure breach.

    This means that the university can terminate staff or bring disciplinary action against them if they do not do the training.”

    This exactly replicates what happened in Nazi Germany, Communist China, Russia, Cambodia, Cuba, Eastern Europe, Vietnam and Korea.

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  71. What the actual fuck will be in these Monash modules? And who ticks off on the shit and who delivers it?

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  72. In Adolf Gallands book on the fighter arm of the Luftwaffe, after the “Pilots Revolt” in 1944, they formed a squadron of experts flying the Me 262 and FW 190d.
    Galland states they named the Jagdverband 44 after a reference to ’22’ and being twice as good as Hitler.
    Sorry it’s a bit disjointed, but it’s the only thing I’ve got that ties together 22, 44, and 88.
    Going back over 55 years since I read his book.

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  73. Just watched a clip of Malcolm Roberts questioning CASA about Covid vaccines. They are happy to just keep following what Health recommends regarding vaccines

    I know one Dr who has grounded two pilots for myocarditis but by time detected could not say how caused.

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  74. New China growth industry.

    Forging/selling ” No honest, we dont use slaves’ certificates to assuage greenies their eco crucifixes are kosher.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/29/evidence-grows-of-forced-labour-and-slavery-in-production-of-solar-panels-wind-turbines

    The Australian clean energy industry has warned of growing evidence linking renewable energy supply chains to modern slavery, and urged companies and governments to act to eliminate it.

    A report by the Clean Energy Council, representing renewable energy companies and solar installers, has called for more local renewable energy production and manufacturing and a “certificate of origin” scheme to counter concerns about slave labour in mineral extraction and manufacturing in China, Africa and South America.

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  75. The Australian clean energy industry has warned of growing evidence linking renewable energy supply chains to modern slavery, and urged companies and governments to act to eliminate it.

    This angle must be absolutely ran hard like a cattle stampede.

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  76. Joseph was a smart aleck, the favoured son. His brothers didn’t like him much. Reuben was probably the most decent of all of them.

    Yes, Reuben was the first born of Jacob and he missed out on the major blessings, Judah was appointed as the leader and Joseph got the farm. Reuben acted as the big brother should though when his brothers threw Joseph into a pit, he had intended to retrieve him later before the brothers went home and was saddened to learn that he wasn’t there, having been sold into slavery by Judah, which was probably a better fate than being killed as Simeon wanted.

    Therefore the sons of Joseph will always go to the rescue of Reuben, his descendants are primarily the Gauls and Reubenite Franks in France, even though the French look down their long Gaulish noses at the English and the brash Americans.

    The mandrake was the tribal symbol of Reuben, that’s been retained as the fleur-de-lis as a symbol for France.

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  77. C.L:

    I don’t know why conservatives praise the man. He always struck me as a weather vane and a pretentious lightweight.

    Well I suppose that’s better than my opinion.
    I’ve always thought of him as just another Tribal Big Man with a sly personality and a gift for the main chance. A thug when there isn’t a camera or journo in sight, and their wives/girlfriends/kids/random strangers are all frightened of the type.
    There’s an awful lot of them out there in 517 Nations Land.

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  78. Kneelsays:
    November 29, 2022 at 4:26 pm
    “Let us have a look at the value of the decimal number 88 in the different number systems.”

    Well, you know what they say:
    There are 10 types of people in the world – those that understand binary and those that don’t.

    I could Boot Strap Restart an IBM 360 using the Binary Switches on the Front Panel

    Marc posts on the video:

    I recently acquired this front panel from an IBM 360 mod 50, with lots of switches and over 250 blinkenlights. The IBM System/360 was an iconic mainframe computer introduced in 1964 (see promotional video here: https://youtu.be/V4kyTg9Cw8g). The system was a huge development gamble for IBM, with all the “models” from small to huge sharing mostly the same overall architecture and instruction set, but with radically different hardware implementations depending on the cost and performance point.

    A key novelty was the introduction of “SLT” ceramic hybrid modules, pre-dating the integrated circuit, but with denser packaging than individual transistors. This front panel is from a model 50 (in IBM speak a “mod 50”), a larger business system. And yes, I’ll take you through most of the buttons. Take this with a grain of salt, this is very complicated and I am new at it. Understanding the meaning of every one of the 1,152 bits that the lights and rollers can display will take some serious further study. I am sure the IBM CEs (Customer Engineers) that spent their careers on these panels will chime in the comments section and correct all my mistakes.

    It’s amazing that computers were controlled via switches to bootload them.

    A number of replicas have been made for the IMSAI 8080 and PDP11 recently, I think the IBM 360 may take longer to get the same treatment.

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  79. Astounding. This guy is a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Biden Administration. Not likely to be short of dosh. He seems to’ve decided he wanted a suitcase, so he stole one that he liked – off an airport baggage carousel.

    he was prolly after some used knickers

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  80. There are 10 types of people in the world – those that understand binary and those that don’t.

    There are 3 types of people in the world – those that can count and those that can’t.

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  81. Vote here:

    Is Anthony Albanese partying too much?

    No – he’s working hard and deserves a break 16%
    Yes – he needs to focus on bringing down the cost of living 84%

    Australians rip into Anthony Albanese as the PM enjoys yet ANOTHER big night out after returning from his overseas tour – as working families struggle to keep up with the cost of living crisis

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  82. Government tries to cut down on nitrogen pollution …

    what is the problem with Nitrogen? 78% of the atmosphere.

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  83. The non-binary drag queen who had been working in a nuclear waste job in President Joe Biden’s Department of Energy has been charged with felony theft after they allegedly stole a bag from the baggage claim at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

    Complete with pictures – you have been warned

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  84. Grey Ranga:

    Noel Pearson is only after one thing. The trough for life. He’s had a go with the Liars, a go with the SFLosers and now thinks he is in line for the Voice. I think Jacinta is used to not getting invites to dinner parties. She can come to my place anytime at all. The others, never.

    She can come here too, I hope she likes Baked Beans on toast and XXXX Bitter.

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  85. The Australian clean energy industry has warned of growing evidence linking renewable energy supply chains to modern slavery, and urged companies and governments to act to eliminate it.

    This angle must be absolutely ran hard like a cattle stampede.

    Sorry Dot, but like the results of the court cases citing human rights violations during Covid, slavery will be considered proportional and reasonable under the circumstances and in considering the potential risk.

    And, again, like perverting the electoral process in 2020, the ends justified the means.

    This is a highway to nowhere. You are not dealing with principled, rational people.

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  86. Social media firms face big UK fines if they fail to stop sexist and racist content

    Getting ready for Elon and Twitter!

  87. From The Oz….

    “Liberal MP Bridget Archer will vote for the censure motion against former prime minister Scott Morrison and his secret ministerial appointments on Wednesday.

    The Member for Bass’s spokeswoman confirmed her support for the censure.

    The Bell inquiry found Mr Morrison undermined the principles of responsible government by swearing himself into five additional portfolios – health, finance, treasury, home affairs and resources – while prime minister.

    The Coalition, which will oppose the censure, has dismissed the government’s motion as a stunt and sideshow.”

    She was one of the Liberal wets who crossed the floor to vote against the Religious Freedom Bill. Whereas Sharma, Zimmerman, Allen and Martin are gone, she remains. Why is she in the party?

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  88. Thanks Zippy. We had a discussion on all of this the other day.

    Are we suggesting that our well-funded government department can’t release a straightforward set of data in a timely fashion? A year’s lag between the collection of birth data and its publication is almost as abysmal as the presentation of death data. The ABS can give provisional mortality data after 3 months, why can’t it give provisional birth data after 3 months as well?

    The figures for Victoria were all there and easy to locate. NSW on the other hand was a labyrinthine wall of links leading nowhere. I can’t help but *feel* it was deliberate. Others scoffed at the figures and falsification – why not? Our trust in anything the government puts out is at an all time low.

    Whichever way you look at it, we are being sold a pup.

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  89. This has apparently been posted by Elro88n

    The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened …

    This could be extremely interesting in light of some of the media collusion scandals of the past.
    And if he drops CIA/FBI and other alphabet/foreign agency “requests” it might be epic.

    https://www.cato.org/commentary/how-national-security-state-manipulates-news-media

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  90. Zipstersays:
    November 29, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules

    Government tries to cut down on nitrogen pollution in a move set to reignite tensions with farmers who say the industry is unfairly targeted

    From the Comments on the Telegraph Article above – Most Comments negative

    Sara Crawford – 6 HRS AGO

    Good. Intensive pig farming is enormously polluting. The pigs are in horrendous conditions. It is about time this is being seen as an issue and curtailed.

    Brian Starr – 5 HRS AGO

    More info please.

    Roger Brocklehurst – 58 MIN AGO

    Have the pigs been trained to operate the lifts?

    Why you should NEVER buy food from China: Fears of further pandemics due to 26-storey pig farming skyscraper – as experts warn it’s a breeding ground for disease

    . A Chinese company has built the biggest single-building pig farm in the world
    . The 26-storey pig farm skyscraper is located in Ezhou – about 80km from Wuhan
    . It will meet the demand for pig meat, as China consumes half the world’s pork
    . The facility has the space and tools to slaughter up to 1.2million pigs per year
    . Experts have expressed concerns the high-density farm could spread disease

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  91. Miriam Hechtman and Guy Shalvi wanted to do their bit for the environment so when the time came for a new car, an electric vehicle (EV) was their first choice.

    At that point they had a garage where it could be charged, and the decision was relatively easy.

    But then they moved to a new apartment without garage access in leafy Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most densely populated eastern suburbs only kilometres from the CBD.

    That’s all that needs to be said about the level of intelligence of some of these people.

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  92. 88 is an illuminating documentary charting the historic union of Aboriginal people who in 1988 came in convoy to Sydney from around the country to protest against Australia Day.

    They staged the March for Freedom, Hope and Justice through the city’s streets, and then gathered in Hyde Park to demand the recognition of their history.

    Clearly a documentary depicting modern day garage Nazis!

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  93. Anthony Antoinette?

    I can’t recall Marie flying all over the planet emitting vast quantities of carbon dioxide.

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  94. However Android is a no go. Google will strangle the App Store.

    so what – there are already app distribution networks free of the yoke of google and open-source android distributions.

    I use one on an old samsung tablet because the official android updates were dropped.

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  95. She’s in the Party because she won a Seat in Tasmania off Labor in 2019 and held it in the heavy defeat in May.
    Liberals aren’t traveling so well that they can boot someone for supporting a meaningless Labor Stunt.
    It’s worthwhile recalling the words of Tourism Minister Fran Bailey, who sacked Scotty as CEO of Tourism Australia in 2008:
    I was gobsmacked when he became P.M.

  96. Covid 19 vaccines and the misinterpretation of perceived side effects clarity on the safety of vaccines

    In the era of Covid 19 and mass vaccination programs, the anti-vaccination movement across the world is currently at an all-time high. Much of this anti-vaccination sentiment could be attributed to the alleged side effects that are perpetuated across social media from anti-vaccination groups. Fear mongering and misinformation being peddled by people with no scientific training to terrorise people into staying unvaccinated is not just causing people to remain susceptible to viral outbreaks, but could also be causing more side effects seen in the vaccination process. This brief review will offer data that may demonstrate that misinformation perpetuated by the anti-vaccination movement may be causing more deaths and side effects from any vaccine.

    This paper does not aim to rule in or out every side effect seen, but it is highly likely that many apparent side effects seen shortly after a subject has received a vaccine could be the result of restricted or congested blood flow from blood vessel or arterial constriction caused by emotional distress or placebo based on fear around vaccines.

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  97. I can see the ol’ Bait & Switch happening.
    Yeah, Beef and Sheepmeat is over for youse dopes, but we wuz only kidding about eating the insects.
    Here, have a gobfulla Pork from our Hog Skyscraper.

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  98. This paper does not aim to rule in or out every side effect seen, but it is highly likely that many apparent side effects seen shortly after a subject has received a vaccine could be the result of restricted or congested blood flow from blood vessel or arterial constriction caused by emotional distress or placebo based on fear around vaccine

    s.

    there you have it, anti-vaxers are literally killing people

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  99. Anyone here buy/eat Made in Chyna pork?

    sure its pork?

    Maybe long pig. It’s 2022 after all.
    There’re probably a lot of leftovers from the organ harvesting industry.

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  100. sure its pork?

    Let me check =
    looks like shit
    feels like shit
    smells like shit
    tastes like shit

    Lucky I didn’t stand in it.

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  101. I want to see the Animal Lib people out in force over the animals in the meat skyscraper. Forget the “sow stall” posturing.

    If not, why not?

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  102. The 2nd Amendment was described as a right for use in extremis.
    How close to in extremis will we get before we feel the need to act?

    How do you go broke?
    Slowly at first, then all in a rush.
    How do you lose your freedoms?
    Slowly at first, then all in a rush.

    Meh.

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  103. There’re probably a lot of leftovers from the organ harvesting industry.

    and sex conversion surgery?

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  104. Is long pork better if it is free range?

    Don’t go around asking your colleagues if they like a long pork

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  105. Doverlord.

    There is beginning to be a bit od a ferment among some of the traditional “allies” of the trans freak brigade.

    Julie Blindel one of my favorite equal opportunity offenders of sacred cows has a very good piece today ill try and track down.
    This one from another in the gruinids stable is beginning to have the scales fall from its eyes but is still at the “a few bad apples’ stage of denial.
    And interestingly, points out the gruinid blocked her from running a story on the organisation.

    https://unherd.com/2022/11/mermaids-useful-idiots/

    It’s incredibly easy to criticise Susie Green, the influential and, as of Friday, ex-CEO of Mermaids. But I’d like to say this in her defence: she never lied about who she was.

    From her early interviews in 2012, when her trans daughter, Jackie, then 19, became a Miss England finalist, Green, then an IT-manager, was utterly open about how she first knew her child was trans: “As a toddler, Jackie always headed for the dolls in toy shops.” And if a four-year-old looking at dolls weren’t evidence enough that this child should be committed to a lifetime of medicalisation, Green added, “[Jackie] loathed having her hair cut.” Green put Jack — as he was then known — on puberty-blockers and flew him to Thailand for a sex change operation when he was 16, making him the youngest person in the world to undergo that surgery.

    She merrily recalls in a YouTube interview that because Jack’s penis hadn’t developed due to the blockers, “there wasn’t much for the surgeon to work with” when constructing their vagina. “Sorry, Jackie!” she laughs.
    ….
    Since 2017, I regularly asked editors at the newspaper where I worked if I could write about Mermaids in general and Green specifically, because it was so obvious that something was very wrong here. The answer, always, was no, but the reasons given were fuzzy: it wouldn’t be right in that section, they couldn’t see the news peg, it felt too niche. A more likely reason was one articulated to me with some passion on social media any time I tweeted anything sceptical about Green or Mermaids: to question either was to wish trans children would die. Doubt the charity, hate the cause, in other words. Weirdly, this attitude seems to hold true only for charities connected to trans issues: no one, as far as I know, screamed that The Times hates starving people when they investigated Oxfam in 2018 about allegations that some of its workers paid for sex.

    Whole article is worth a read.

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  106. And if he drops CIA/FBI and other alphabet/foreign agency “requests” it might be epic

    That may be why Musk got the warning shot across the bow from Tim Cook… i.e. a hint that that’s a line in the sand you don’t want to cross

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  107. Ahyone got any funnelwebs?

    Australian Reptile Park on the look out for Funnel Web Spiders | NBN News (27 Nov)

    I’m impressed by a guy who does an interview with a whole wall of live poisonous spiders behind him.

    Here at the Cafe there are very few spiders since the noisies have eaten them. I no longer get coastal greys or orb spiders. Still are a few small green ones around as the noisy miners arrive with them in their beaks, on the way to feed their kids. Which lets me add a tiny bit of bread and a shred of mince to go with the green spider. Italian food today!

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  108. duncanmsays:
    November 29, 2022 at 5:28 pm
    Anyone here buy/eat Made in Chyna pork?

    sure its pork?

    Long pig?

  109. Leon should ask Zuck how it goes when you pick a fight with Apple. Hint: Meta pays Apple a lot of money these days.

  110. He always struck me as a weather vane and a pretentious lightweight.

    – Noel Pearson in a nutshell

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  111. He (Joseph) died at a ripe old age, after telling them that they would eventually leave Egypt and that they must take his bones with them to the Promised Land.

    And they did.

    They did indeed, and he is buried in Shechem, near Nabulus.

    His earlier burial site in Egypt has been discovered in Goshen, the Nile delta area. It’s interesting that he was a red-head, the Hebrew slaves shown in the ancient Egyptian murals have a range of hair colours, from blondes to red heads to dark brown which came no doubt from the varied women the Hebrew men took for wives, even King David from Judah was a red-head.

    Joseph’s tomb in Shechem was vandalised some years ago by some ‘Palestinian’ people who like destroying things. Two men, a Jewish Rabbi and a Druze soldier in the IDF, died trying to protect Joseph’s tomb. Joseph’s sons are scattered throughout the English speaking world, none of his descendants stood to protect their father’s tomb, most probably wouldn’t know and wouldn’t care.

    Palestinians attack biblical figure Joseph’s tomb in West Bank

  112. Heres the Bindel piece on the trans promoters.

    She of the old school penis dodgers, and is quite old testament in her calls for retribution.

    https://spectator.com.au/2022/11/where-did-it-all-go-wrong-for-trans-charity-mermaids/

    Mermaids has found itself under scrutiny after deciding to bring a case against the LGB Alliance, the only UK-based organisation that focuses exclusively on same-sex attracted people. Mermaids claims it was not, in fact, established to support lesbians, gay men and bisexuals — but rather to discredit and disband trans charities like itself. The outrageous claims and questions by Mermaids witnesses and counsel during the tribunal, such as asking if lesbians can have penises, and suggesting that the term ‘same sex attraction’ is ‘exclusionary’, has led to many individuals asking hard questions about the organisation.


    That children who feel uncomfortable in their own bodies are trans and should be put forward for puberty blockers and sex change surgery will surely will go down as the biggest medical scandal since Thalidomide.

    Whatever is happening within Mermaids, I hope every single person and organisation that offered it unconditional support, and ignored the red flags and warnings, are lying awake at night in dread. Their role in this will not go unnoticed when the truth comes out.

    Recently, the Charity Commission opened a regulatory compliance case into Mermaids after a number of complaints that it fails to safeguard young people. I would call for a police investigation into its practices, as well as a public inquiry. Susie Green’s departure is only the beginning. Mermaids must fall.

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  113. Yeah, just clicked on Zycon’s link to Biden’s drag queen luggage stealer, and there it was again.
    What is it with these new sorts of suitcases, all of them hard cased and difficult to push into a car boot?

    Hairy and I went shopping yesterday for a new suitcase because the zip on our big old faithful blue Samsonite is looking like giving out on our next trip. It needed my careful ministrations to keep going in the US recently. We went to DJ’s – all of the suitcases were like plastic trunks. Then to Myer, the same. Then to a suitcase place, ditto. Very few suitcases with soft covers and zips, and only smaller ones.
    All the main brands have moved to the hard stuff. I’ve never liked it when Samsonite were the first the make that move, and now there is nothing else.

    Wot is going on? First world problem of course, and I did see quite a snazzy one for $785 but I’d prefer what used to be the ordinary soft but extendable zipper sort you could get about .. um … must be eight years ago now.

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  114. Oh, and they’ve all got four wheels now, not two.

    I almost can’t count the number of people I’ve had to assist to tilt their four-wheelers to pull along two-wheels when their four wheels were becoming unmanageable.

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  115. It is very rare for a definition in Urban Dictionary to be anything other than prurient fantasies of pubescent boys counting down the days until they get laid

    I have always found it a most helpful reference and window on the zeitgeist. Also trusted bloggers.

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  116. Christmas time!

    WaPo Tells Americans To Eat Bugs As They Can No Longer Afford Traditional Seasonal Dinners (29 Nov)

    “The Washington Post advised Americans Sunday that instead of a traditional season dinner, which now is unaffordable for a quarter of families, they should instead look to eating bugs. … In an article headlined “Salted ants. Ground crickets. Why you should try edible insects”, the Post stated “Consumers can already find foods like salted ants on Amazon and cricket powder protein bars in Swiss grocery stores.”

    The piece quoted a six year old girl in Pennsylvania who was supposedly given a rousing ovation by onlookers for eating fried worms.

    The piece states “It’s not that bad!” she exclaimed. “It kind of tastes like kettle corn!” “

    Hopefully WaPo serves nothing but insects and vegetables to their staff in their canteen.
    Democracy Dies in Darkness, after which you eat bugs and like it.

    (The WaPo photo is surreal btw.)

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  117. Suitcases have also become more pricey, and it’s not just inflation. It’s the type they make.

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  118. Miriam Hechtman and Guy Shalvi wanted to do their bit for the environment so when the time came for a new car, an electric vehicle (EV) was their first choice.

    Suckers.

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  119. Either that or they merely wanted to signal their environmental concern by driving an EV.

    But if they really wanted to do their bit for the environment they’d ride a bicycle, walk or catch public transport or “offset” their Uber rides by buying trees soemwhere.

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  120. In Adolf Gallands book on the fighter arm of the Luftwaffe, after the “Pilots Revolt” in 1944, they formed a squadron of experts flying the Me 262 and FW 190d.

    There was a short strike by the Me 262 test pilots – probably the only strike that didn’t end in the sound of a firing squad in the Third Reich. One of their number got shot down by a Thunderbolt and as the test pilots were civilians the MK108 30 mm cannons weren’t allowed to be loaded. The strikers demanded that they were and so it was done.

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  121. “The time for complete and utter renewal of the Party has arrived. Make no mistake, the deadwood needs to go and if they don’t then will need to be removed,” one senior Liberal said.
    “The Liberal Party (has) a clear choice. Either renew, rebuild and head towards the centre ground of politics or move further to the fringes of society.
    “Elections are won in the middle by engaging with the mainstream and not pandering to the worst elements of our society …

    Whoever uttered this is the problem. Firstly their statement may be true but they aren’t being generous, they want a purge that Guy tried especially with Limbrick.

    Secondly a large section of the community won’t vote for Labor lite, they either fracture their vote among the right minor parties, vote informal or if inclined just vote for the real thing. Despite that inconvenient fact, where is the centre now? These goalposts have been shifted the full pitch now and very subjective to political view unlike when I was younger.

    As for pandering to the worst elements of society, hate to say that river has well and truly been crossed.

    I reckon I can write the review now, a bag full of woke recommendations and more of the failures that got them to where they are anyway.

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  122. Heh. All the hippies who bought up land at bargain prices around Nimbin and through to Mullumbimby and Byron will all be multimillionaires now.

    Hippies and struggling arts types usually clean up on their property dealings. Ditto any that have sold up around Margaret River, picked up and gone to Denmark.

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  123. customer service is important to us

    (from Zipster’s link)

    The funniest line ever.
    From Revenue NSW as they deal with the horror of returning fines already paid for Covid infringements.
    Yet another Covid travesty that will be allowed to go through to the ‘keeper.

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  124. Green, then an IT-manager, was utterly open about how she first knew her child was trans: “As a toddler, Jackie always headed for the dolls in toy shops.” And if a four-year-old looking at dolls weren’t evidence enough that this child should be committed to a lifetime of medicalisation, Green added, “[Jackie] loathed having her hair cut.” Green put Jack — as he was then known — on puberty-blockers and flew him to Thailand for a sex change operation when he was 16, making him the youngest person in the world to undergo that surgery.

    To use an old fashioned term, this woman is mental. And abused her son.

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  125. If the china protests start to gain traction could Winnie the Xi launch a distraction war or 2?
    Not necessarily Taiwan, but maybe rough up India a little?

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  126. There are plenty of soft shell suitcases. American Tourister (Samsonite) do some really good ones. We bought their Applite ones because they’re tough and very, very lightweight.

    Our old Motherships have gone to landfill after circling the earth many…many times.

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  127. I reckon I can write the review now, a bag full of woke recommendations and more of the failures that got them to where they are anyway.

    Notable that commenters in the media are urging the Liberals to ditch the outer suburban Christian vote (are they the “worst elements of society” mentioned?) while making no comment on the buckets of money Guy was offering the Muslim community, including the Islamic museum (outbidding Andrews, I believe).

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  128. I was sad to see them go…busted zips and all. The boat trip between islands in the Galapagos did them in. Their zips anyway – salt corrosion. After that there’s no return.

    Now we have some smart new ones, and I’m going to buy trackers for them as well. Best to be mentally prepared for the bad news before the luggage carousel.

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  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Agreed, yet led the biggest advisory group/”charity” on the issue for years.

    And the claims of 42% trying suicide came from about 30 people self selected sample of trannies.

    From Wiki..

    Whats the odds???

    In October 2022, Dr Jacob Breslow resigned as a trustee of Mermaids after it was revealed that he spoke at a conference organised by B4U-ACT, a paedophile support group, as a PhD student in 2011. In a statement, Mermaids described the organisation as “completely at odds” with its values, and said that “Once notified we took swift and decisive action to investigate … Safeguarding is of the utmost importance to Mermaids and the safety of the young people we support is our highest priority.”[48] Belinda Bell, the chair of trustees, apologised for the distress caused by the news of Breslow’s links to the group, and said that he should never have been appointed to the board.

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  130. You know. The best way to defeat ‘China’s’ zero covid and illegal imprisonment of people is to organise raids on the concentration camps, free the people, and distribute them all over the city as quickly as possible. The numbers of QR codes going red would be impossible to control.

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  131. With the mention of girls and dolls, there is currently a new sort of doll – of course – being marketed. We found out when we asked about the Christmas wish lists of our grandchildren in Queensland, for whom we also went shopping on our suitcase expedition yesterday. Kidstuff were, after all, having a 30% off sale and I am a sucker for a bargain. The new doll craze is the Our Generation doll: a nice normal looking big doll about 1.5 feet tall, dressed to convey a specific character – e.g. I am Lucy the Vet, I am Miranda the Gardener (not their real names, lol). The Vet had some appealing equipment, stethescopre etc, but the gardener didn’t look like much of thrill, in her green woolen cardie. Also available were non-specific Our Gen dolls, who were attired in very pretty dresses and diamonds. They were clearly happy enough to head for the marriage market. No bride dolls though, as in my day. Oh how I had longed for one with every fibre of my girish being, but these frothy delights were way above my childhood pay grade.

    Our girls already have two each of these Our Generation dolls. Our job was to provide some more secondary apparel at sixty bucks a pop, special carry cases and of course each grandie would also like to have a cute little going-out bag with an even cuter little puppy in it, similarly priced.

    Influencer material. You’ve come a long way, Barbie.

    No problem with the little two year old boy, a late arrival and apple of his dad and grandpa’s eye.
    Its trucks, trucks, and more trucks for him. As requested by the recipient himself.

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  132. The best way to defeat ‘China’s’ zero covid and illegal imprisonment of people
    I’d bet it is all legal, fair and square under Chinese Law.

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  133. Eyriesays:
    November 29, 2022 at 6:51 pm
    The best way to defeat ‘China’s’ zero covid and illegal imprisonment of people
    I’d bet it is all legal, fair and square under Chinese Law.

    Pfff, fucking communists.

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  134. Get this, Chinese have to pay for their own imprisonment. $700 USD/ 21 days or around $350 AUD/week.

    Multiple that by 2 or 3 million people and you have a very profitable enterprise on your hands. I bet any money lots of CCP cronies a getting rich.

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  135. Defence Minister Richard Marles has indicated the generals who commanded special forces soldiers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan will not be stripped of distinguished ­service medals, with the penalty ­to be reserved for those who directly led the troops.

    Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell has written to officers who held senior command positions in Afghanistan when the war crimes identified in the Brereton Report were alleged to have occurred.

    But Mr Marles told parliament on Monday that, in line with the recommendations of Justice Paul Brereton, Defence was not seeking to strip medals from personnel who held positions above the level of task group commander when the alleged crimes occurred.

    The decision indicates Defence is limiting its assessment of command accountability for the alleged murders of Afghan civilians and prisoners to officers who were ranked from captain to lieutenant colonel at the time.

    Oz with no comments allowed

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  136. pandering to the worst elements of our society …

    yes I’d like to know who said that and what he meant- church goers? anti abortion people? Sorry I voted for them in the LA now- probably should have voted informal. They really don’t get it.

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  137. There are plenty of soft shell suitcases.

    We will look out for of the soft shell sort in the post Christmas sales of old stock (for clearly they are the going the way of the dinosaurs) and take the old blue one up to Queensland. Hairy’s smaller business-travel Samsonite is too small for Christmas gear for us both and we’ve already tossed any others. If old trusty irredemably pops its zip we can just sling it in the car and access it from there and send it into a lonesome final orbit when we get home. Hope it lasts the distance though to Qld, much less bother.

  138. “thefrollickingmolesays:
    November 29, 2022 at 6:19 pm”

    Thanks for that. It’s really good news about Susie Green stepping down from “Mermaids”. This woman took her son to Thailand when he was 16 to be castrated. I suspect Green was…ahem…gently pushed. The wheels have been slowly falling off Green and Mermaids over the last few months, particularly since the NHS decided to shut down the Tavistock Clinic, but I suspect what really precipitated the departure of Green has been the disclosure that one of its board of directors is a pedophile advocate, oops I’ll just rephrase that in the new parlance….a “minor attracted” advocate and another was busted for child porn. How unsurprising! Mermaids was originally set up over twenty years ago as a support group for parents who had children, mainly boys (in fact almost always boys), who suffered from gender dysphoria, it was Green and her comrades who radicalised the organisation and made it a mouthpiece for radical gender theory.

    But the demise of Green, the closure of Tavistock, the discrediting of Stonewall and so on owes a lot to some strong and feisty UK women. Trans rights activists (mainly autogynephiliac men or perverts as they should be properly called) love to smear the UK as “TERF island” because many UK women, Kathleen Stock, Helen Joyce, Helen Staniland, Julie Bindel, J K Rowling, Kellie Jay Keen, Caroline Farrow, Jo Bartosch, Allison Bailey, Maya Forstater, Bev Jackson, Kate Harris, Sarah Phillimore, and some men like Harry Miller, Graham Linehan, Andrew Doyle and others have been fighting this sinister ideology and for their activism they have been cancelled, endured job losses, and the women have been threatened with rape and death.
    Kathleen Stock lost her job at Sussex University (she was hounded out), Graham Linehan has been cancelled, he can’t get any gigs, Germaine Greer silenced, yet most remained unflinching against the abuse and the silencing. It’s also interesting that many of the aforementioned names have nothing in common politically but what has brought them together and what motivates them is fighting this dangerous ideology. All credit to them.

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  139. yes I’d like to know who said that and what he meant- church goers? anti abortion people?

    Those who take exception to the agenda of “inclusivity”?

  140. pandering to the worst elements of our society …

    You mean they were greens voters…………………………..Oh no.

  141. What a bastard pearson is. The Voice, detailed or otherwise, will be more than a lawyer’s picnic, it will make aboriginal activism inviolate. ATSIC was able to be abolished because it was only established by parliament not by the constitution and Geoff Clark’s corruption could end. The Voice will be untouchable and the Clarks, Thorpes, Bineys and Pearsons of the world will be untouchable.

    Anyway, fuck him; he’s not fit to wipe Jacinta’s feet.

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  142. Great piece in this week’s Speccie on the unsung naval heroes of WW2, thanks Top Ender.

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  143. Defence Minister Richard Marles has indicated the generals who commanded special forces soldiers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan will not be stripped of distinguished ­service medals, with the penalty ­to be reserved for those who directly led the troops.

    Somebody want to tell these clowns that there are some countries, where stripping soldiers of decorations earned in battle would probably lead to a mutiny?

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  144. This woman took her son to Thailand when he was 16 to be castrated. I suspect Green was…ahem…gently pushed.

    If their children later reject this often encouraged or even enforced ‘transition’ I do wonder how the parents involved are going to cope with their regret and particularly their guilt. And how are the mangled children going to feel about the way in which their parents failed to protect them?

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  145. ” The Voice will be untouchable and the Clarks, Thorpes, Bineys and Pearsons of the world will be untouchable.”

    The Voice is about enshrining an Indigenous aristocracy who will milk us, smear us, dictate to us and lord it over us and if we object, we’re racists and rednecks. I think Noel Pearson today has actually done the NO vote a great service. He’s spoken truthfully about how he views ordinary non-indigenous Australians. He hates us. Thanks for speaking the truth Noel.

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  146. ATSIC was able to be abolished because it was only established by parliament not by the constitution and Geoff Clark’s corruption could end. The Voice will be untouchable and the Clarks, Thorpes, Bineys and Pearsons of the world will be untouchable.

    Linda Burney is already on record as saying that “Once the Voice is enshrined in the Constitution, they won’t be able to get rid of it, the way they did ATSIC.”

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  147. So nobody makes hybrids any more?

    The reason I asked is the rooftop solar is rumoured to be getting cut back in terms of the rebate.
    Perhaps the point at which it’s cheaper to use all that power going back to the grid or even blocked on bright days perhaps going into a car.
    Avoid the Powerwall thingy, just bung it into the car as it sits in the garage.

  148. It is very rare for a definition in Urban Dictionary to be anything other than prurient fantasies of pubescent boys counting down the days until they get laid
    Next you’ll be dissin’ the very useful Profanisaurus

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  149. It is very rare for a definition in Urban Dictionary to be anything other than prurient fantasies of pubescent boys

    Yes. That’s why I left the “7” in my reference. All the previous six were either rude or nazi.

  150. I like those My Generation dolls. Bought them for the two granddaughters a couple of years ago and they love them. Being a stitcher, I make them clothes from time to time, but you can pick up nice packs of theme clothes for them at KMart. I usually include a couple at Christmas.

    One of the littlies wanted to do horse riding so I got the equestrienne outfit complete with hard hat. But not the matching horse – I don’t want to give her too many poverty-inducing ideas. 😀

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  151. What a bastard pearson is.

    You’ve met him?

    Pearson was persona non grata with the media on account of his past behaviour towards them. They’ve absolved him of that to bring him back into the fold to discredit Jacinta.

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  152. The Voice is about enshrining an Indigenous aristocracy who will milk us, smear us, dictate to us and lord it over us and if we object, we’re racists and rednecks

    I’ll bet good money that Noel Pearson sees himself as part of any Voice.

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  153. God, I’m in love with Jacinta Price; what a woman. Piss weak bolta gives her air time to respond to that piece of shit, pearson, which she does with bells on and then as fucking always, bolt reveals his inner pansy by suggesting that Jacinta’s speech in front of the Nats was let down when she said Birney was flying around in Gucci. Jacinta says yeah she meant to say Prada and bolt is speechless. Jacinta has more gonads then just about any other so called conservative in this shit hole.

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  154. “The time for complete and utter renewal of the Party has arrived. Make no mistake, the deadwood needs to go and if they don’t then will need to be removed,” one senior Liberal said.

    100% correct.

    “The Liberal Party (has) a clear choice. Either renew, rebuild and head towards the centre ground of politics or move further to the fringes of society.

    Again, 100%.

    “Elections are won in the middle by engaging with the mainstream and not pandering to the worst elements of our society …

    It’s not Rocket Science.
    That’s the guts of it.
    These Church of Prosperity Fake Christians can always arrange an abortion for their daughter on the QT, when required, but won’t tolerate the Hoi Polloi having the same right.
    They were the anchor that stopped Matthew Guy.
    By the way, how did Bernie Finn go in the LC?
    Elected again?

  155. You’ve met him?

    I haven’t met turtle bowen either and he’s a prick. What’s your point. With pearson, I don’t care if he has wings and a halo, he’s a bastard.

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  156. Pearson was persona non grata with the media on account of his past behaviour towards them. They’ve absolved him of that to bring him back into the fold to discredit Jacinta.

    shocking but easy to believe- I just wish the legacy meja would hurry up and die. I still see the Aged on sale in servos- who the hell buys it?

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  157. Lizzie:

    Wot is going on? First world problem of course, and I did see quite a snazzy one for $785 but I’d prefer what used to be the ordinary soft but extendable zipper sort you could get about .. um … must be eight years ago now.

    Go to army disposals and get a couple of these.
    Best part is that they can be worn like a backpack.
    The Aussie ones are better – tougher material, more flexible.

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  158. “God, I’m in love with Jacinta Price; what a woman. Piss weak bolta gives her air time to respond to that piece of shit, pearson, which she does with bells on and then as fucking always, bolt reveals his inner pansy by suggesting that Jacinta’s speech in front of the Nats was let down when she said Birney was flying around in Gucci. Jacinta says yeah she meant to say Prada and bolt is speechless. Jacinta has more gonads then just about any other so called conservative in this shit hole.”

    Jacinta is just fabulous.

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  159. The reason I asked is the rooftop solar is rumoured to be getting cut back in terms of the rebate.

    Not just that.

    There are plans afoot to charge households which feed in to the grid in order to recoup some of the infrastructure costs.

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  160. *disclaimer*

    My endorsements are my own. They are not paid for by Big Luggage or Big Christmas Stocking.

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  161. Eyrie:

    There was a short strike by the Me 262 test pilots – probably the only strike that didn’t end in the sound of a firing squad in the Third Reich. One of their number got shot down by a Thunderbolt and as the test pilots were civilians the MK108 30 mm cannons weren’t allowed to be loaded. The strikers demanded that they were and so it was done.

    I remember that – the civvie test pilots weren’t allowed because it was against the Geneva Convention to have them loaded.
    In 1944/45, I don’t think there was much regard for the niceties of war any more.

  162. Yep, the UK is the front line of the war on trannies. Real take no prisoner stuff.

    They don’t like fossil fuel cars hey.

  163. Jacinta is the product of a good Western education based on Christian beliefs, loving and sober parents, all the advantages the West has to offer and takes advantage of them. And, it has to be said, preferred Indigenous status . If she was Caucasian she’d be like you and I. Overlooked.

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  164. I’ll bet good money that Noel Pearson sees himself as part of any Voice.

    Go for your life.
    Once The Voice is legislated, Pearson will be flat out getting a job mopping the Office dunnies.
    Pretty soon, Ukraine will collapse and we’ll be taking in the Azov Battalion and assorted Hohols.
    The big money [for a while] will be in writing certificates of Aboriginality.
    Just imagine:
    Last week you’re shooting Russian civilians in Kiev, this week you’re an Aborigine with the Certificate to prove it.
    Cop that, racists!

  165. “Can someone tell the WA Nationals to pull their head in?”

    For decades the WA Liberals have long been a wayward, peculiar and separate entity to the federal Liberals.

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  166. Yes. That’s why I left the “7” in my reference. All the previous six were either rude or nazi.

    Monty Python had a skit about a killer joke so lethal that when translating it in to German they assigned each translator only a single word. One translator accidentally saw two words and spent several weeks in hospital.

    That is what Urban Dictionary is like. When you suspect there is is a legitimate definition buried in there to have to skim the definitions from the top so you may discount the garbage ones.

    It always means grabbing a few words at a glance. A very sordid experience.

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  167. What’s your point.

    My point is that it is generally agreed upon by those who’ve had dealings with him that Pearson is as you say.

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  168. calli I need your assistance in identifying a flowering plant I saw — in fact at first glance it appeared to be a hedge of white butterflies, at a closer look what I thought were butterflies were in fact little tiny flowers that looked like butterflies resting on long slender reed-like stems. So beautiful gently swaying in the light breeze. I wanna get me some if you can help.

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  169. I still see the Aged on sale in servos- who the hell buys it?

    No one. I expect the redundancies on the j’ismists is the only thing keeping it afloat. I would think it being managed with one eye on the exit door. Sport should ensure FTA TV is around for a while yet.

  170. Eyrie:

    The best way to defeat ‘China’s’ zero covid and illegal imprisonment of people
    I’d bet it is all legal, fair and square under Chinese Law.

    It always is.
    “Every Gypsy, Jew, Russian PoW, who went to the gas chambers, was legally sent by a Judge, escorted by a police officer or appointed person.
    It’s always legal for the Left to murder people.

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  171. Sorry, I mean to write….

    For decades the WA Nationals have long been a wayward, peculiar and separate entity to the federal Nationals.

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  172. Jacinta is the product of a good Western education based on Christian beliefs

    Noel had all that too, and to a much greater extent than Jacinta, yet his favourite term for white people is both racist and misogynist, for which reason I won’t repeat it here.

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  173. My point is that it is generally agreed upon by those who’ve had dealings with him that Pearson is as you say.

    The abc interview where the prick was given carte blanche to spew shit on the lovely Jacinta is just a taste of what is to come. I’m in 2 minds as to what its effect on the punters will be. If Jacinta and others lead a powerful fight against the fucking voice it may fail; but as the latest capitulation in victoristan showed the punters will run from a weak position which is all the lnp is capable of.

    In other good news, Renee Heath, who was kicked out by the bug eyed little shit matthew guy, looks to be the goods as well.

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  174. . Jacinta says yeah she meant to say Prada and bolt is speechless.

    By her own admission Burney did not meet her indigenous family until she was well into adulthood.

    I’ll take Jacinta’s “lived experience” over that any day.

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