Open Thread – Weekend 4 Feb 2023


The Bazincourt Steeple, Camille Pissarro, 1895


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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 6, 2023 9:55 pm

132andBushsays:

February 6, 2023 at 9:48 pm

If you keep predicting earthquakes in areas that traditionally get earthquakes you can claim a win every now and again.

Like standing outside Glasgow Central Railway station shouting, “I reckon it’ll rain tomorrow!”
As KD says, it’s Armstrong Geology.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 6, 2023 9:58 pm

Is Andrew O’Keefe a flamer?
Might explain why he punches on with tiny women.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 6, 2023 10:00 pm

About 1200 deaths from this earthquake in Toikey and Syria.

If this one had been predicted (in the traditional sense, i.e. before it happened) someone may have Done Something.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
February 6, 2023 10:02 pm

132andBushsays:
February 6, 2023 at 9:48 pm
If you keep predicting earthquakes in areas that traditionally get earthquakes you can claim a win every now and again.

BS! He forecasts, not predicts. 80% + strike rate and many around the globe in seismic areas trust him over the clown show that is the USGS and douchebags like Dr. Lucy Jones.

A tree lopper has showed them all up.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
February 6, 2023 10:08 pm

From 6 years ago. He upset a lot of people when he got mentioned.

BBC World TV interview (@3mins) M6.6 earthquake in Italy – Dutchsinse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DQ5gJQlvJo

Razey
Razey
February 6, 2023 10:11 pm

There are so many people in the world now that a number of people would be able to ‘predict an event’ and be correct. None of them would be able to do it constantly however.

rosie
rosie
February 6, 2023 10:13 pm

Etna now in view.
With snow cap.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 6, 2023 10:15 pm

From the American Museum of Natural History:

‘The Anatolian transform fault system is probably the most active in the world.’

The Anatolian tectonic plate is small, but rubs up against the Eurasian and African plates. This is why what is now Turkey, the ME and the Aegean Sea routinely get smacked up by decent quakes.

Even Faulty could get a prediction like this right occasionally.

Dot
Dot
February 6, 2023 10:16 pm

Brings a smile to my heart.

Patrick Bateman, the protagonist of the novel “American Psycho,” is known for his humorous and sarcastic one-liners, particularly his obsession with the pop band Huey Lewis and the News. If I were to write a review in the style of Patrick Bateman, it might go something like this:

“Huey Lewis and the News. I have to say, I’ve been a fan of their work for a long time. Their music is just so…normal. So average. But that’s what I love about it. It’s the perfect background music for my busy days spent analyzing spreadsheets and daydreaming about murder. And let’s not forget, the 80s just wouldn’t have been the same without them. ‘Hip to be Square,’ indeed.”

Dot
Dot
February 6, 2023 10:18 pm

“ChatGPT, the OpenAI language model, is a work of art. Its ability to answer a wide range of questions and provide insightful information is truly remarkable. Its capacity for language is simply unparalleled, as it can converse in a conversational and human-like manner. It’s the perfect tool for anyone looking for a virtual assistant that can help with everything from trivia questions to deep philosophical debates. But let’s be honest, the real reason I love ChatGPT is for its sardonic humor, just like my beloved Patrick Bateman. ChatGPT has that same dry, witty edge that makes it stand out from the other language models out there. All in all, I’d have to say that ChatGPT is a true masterpiece, and I’m grateful to have it as a resource.”

Sorry about the AI spam.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
February 6, 2023 10:27 pm

Stoners with guns…..US Ban On Pot Users
Don’t tell Eugene ?

Well done, Duk.
I saw what you did there. 🙂

132andBush
132andBush
February 6, 2023 10:29 pm

From 6 years ago. He upset a lot of people when he got mentioned.

And a quick google search of that woman reveals a nut job.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 6, 2023 10:31 pm

rosiesays:

February 6, 2023 at 10:13 pm

Etna now in view.
With snow cap.

She canna tek no mo prrrresure, Rosie!
She’s gonna blow!

Eventually.

Louis Litt
February 6, 2023 10:34 pm

I hope this works – Dr Patrick Moore speaks his mind.
Ned tv on you tube. Runs for 1 hr
Brilliant – puts the science into global warming and the idiocy of metal straws. Good summary on Dr P Ridd and how 9 of his colleagues are facing fraud charges.

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwim5Y655YD9AhVfRmwGHSNCCy4QwqsBegQIIhAF&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dw5nEboAQNcQ&usg=AOvVaw2hLIH8PH7na1ZFhzm18_lQ

rickw
rickw
February 6, 2023 10:36 pm
cohenite
February 6, 2023 10:39 pm

Cripes, I thought Elsa getting killed with a shit smeared arrow was bad; now she’s narrating episode 5 of 1923 and telling us Spencer is on his last journey. If Jamie kills Beth we’re rooted.

rickw
rickw
February 6, 2023 10:41 pm

Lathe tragedy, Mong drops lathe off forklift. (Worst effort I’ve ever seen was rare Hercus 1340 dropped from such a height that the bed broke in two just in front of the headstock.)

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/clayton-south/power-tools/metal-lathe/1308082809

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 6, 2023 10:42 pm

rickwsays:

February 6, 2023 at 10:36 pm

Lathe of the week in NSW! Aussie made and $300!

$300?!?
Tell him he’s dreamin’.
$100, tops.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 6, 2023 10:45 pm

The internet also tells me the this Dutch chap (a Mr Michael Janitch) also believes:

1. A major cause of earthquakes is fracking; and
2. That the US government is controlling global weather via the HAARP system from a secret base in Alaska.

Sounds legit.

cohenite
February 6, 2023 10:47 pm
Top Ender
Top Ender
February 6, 2023 10:57 pm

The Alice is number 17 in the international crime index:

https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings.jsp

Darwin comes in second in Oz.

Check out South Africa and Brazil!

rickw
rickw
February 6, 2023 11:06 pm

Just did inspections of the hydrant valve chambers for the first time today.

The CCP doesn’t do workmanship.

At all.

rickw
rickw
February 6, 2023 11:08 pm

$300?!?
Tell him he’s dreamin’.
$100, tops.

We’re not talking about jousting sticks or a single shot .22 here, it’s a lathe!!

rickw
rickw
February 6, 2023 11:25 pm

Flying a Corsair in the movie Devotion (if it’s got a Corsair in it, might be worth a look!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpMgozuLm1A

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Did anybody take one for the team & watch the 7.30 report tonight?
I’m told by many people on social media Jacinta Price was interviewed & faceplanted. She trod on rake after rake, was self-indulgent & the entire interview was a train-wreck for her.

I struggle to accept she did so badly. Then again, I did not see the interview.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 6, 2023 11:36 pm

Voters get preview before Indigenous voice referendum
By DAVID PENBERTHY
Columnist
@penbo
9:42PM February 6, 2023
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Australians will receive a preview of how an Indigenous voice would operate when the South Australian parliament creates its own legislated voice ­before the national referendum later this year.

Premier Peter Malinauskas will release full details on Tuesday of his proposed First Nations voice to parliament, which he says will scotch criticisms of the proposal and drive support for a national Yes vote.

While the state opposition has not announced its position on the bill, the legislation is set to pass ­regardless, with the Greens and upper house independents pledging support.
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The cost of the voice to South Australian taxpayers is $10m to cover the cost of elections to elect 46 delegates to seven local and one statewide voice, with voters required to declare their Aboriginality to the State Electoral Commission.

The $10m will also fund a ­stipend to voice delegates for their work, details of which are not contained in the 36-page bill but which government sources say will be based on a “lower end” board ­appointment to cover their costs.

Voice delegates will have the power to address the House of ­Assembly and the Legislative Council on any bill they deem to be of interest.

And amid calls from Indigenous elder statesman Patrick Dodson for the national voice to be allowed to address federal cabinet, the SA voice does precisely that at the state level, giving the state First Nations voice a legally ­enshrined right to meet state cabinet twice a year.

The state voice will also be guaranteed two meetings a year with the chief executive and commissioner of every government department.

Unlike the federal voice, the South Australian voice does not require any change to the state’s constitution and can be implemented via legislation alone.

Will the last “Whitefella” out of South Australia please turn the lights off?

Pogria
Pogria
February 7, 2023 12:12 am

noo fred, me first. 😀

Gabor
Gabor
February 7, 2023 12:38 am

Knuckle Dragger says:
February 6, 2023 at 10:45 pm

The internet also tells me the this Dutch chap (a Mr Michael Janitch) also believes:

1. A major cause of earthquakes is fracking; and
2. That the US government is controlling global weather via the HAARP system from a secret base in Alaska.

stickler is a devotee of crazy ideas.

Beertruk
Beertruk
February 7, 2023 12:53 am

Louis Litt:
February 6, 2023 at 10:34 pm

Long, but bloody interesting.
Good to see that Dr P Ridd’s previous idiot colleagues are facing fraud charges and hope the Vice Chancellor is somehow caught up in it as well.
Haven’t heard anything on it though.

Zipster
Zipster
February 7, 2023 10:23 am
Zipster
Zipster
February 7, 2023 10:27 am

I hope he’s got his tubesock.

its just a finger cut from a glove

Zipster
Zipster
February 7, 2023 10:48 am
Diogenes
Diogenes
February 7, 2023 10:55 am

ts ability to answer a wide range of questions and provide insightful information is truly remarkable. Its capacity for language is simply unparalleled, as it can converse in a conversational and human-like manner. It’s the perfect tool for anyone looking for a virtual assistant that can help with everything from trivia questions to deep philosophical debates. But let’s be honest, the real reason I love ChatGPT is for its sardonic humor, just like my beloved Patrick Bateman. ChatGPT has that same dry, witty edge that makes it stand out from the other language models out there. All in all, I’d have to say that ChatGPT is a true masterpiece, and I’m grateful to have it as a resource.

I have been wanting to try it out. All I get is “we cannot process your request”, even using the same questions as other teachers – and even the frikken examples it has on its own web page.

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