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Forum: Technology Today, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By Bruce
Version 1909 is downloading as I type! Never...

Version 1909 is downloading as I type!

Never had a problem with any Windows updates so far and I like the idea that any system weaknesses have been fixed.
Forum: TV & Film Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 69
Posted By Bruce
Interesting, I had never heard of it but it seems...

Interesting, I had never heard of it but it seems to be about 7 years old (nothing wrong with that). Always on the look out for new shows to watch,
Forum: Photos and Art Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By Bruce
I must admit there are occasions that I miss my...

I must admit there are occasions that I miss my light meter but with these modern cameras, most of the time, you can use the spot meter function to get the best exposure or just set the camera to...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 406
Posted By Bruce
Some of you might be interested in this article...

Some of you might be interested in this article about the co ordination required to keep the fire crews fed and rested. It is a big operation.

Crews are rotated with crews from other districts and...
Forum: Politics & Govt Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 505
Posted By Bruce
What are you talking about? Did anything I say...

What are you talking about? Did anything I say negate any of that? except the last absurd sentence which is a complete nonsense and a rewriting of history (BTW nearly everything you quote is 18th or...
Forum: Politics & Govt 13-11-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 505
Posted By Bruce
Not really, it was never you, your economy relied...

Not really, it was never you, your economy relied largely on stealing stuff from other people and flogging it off as your own. However, as our awful national anthem says:

We've golden soil and...
Forum: Politics & Govt 13-11-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 505
Posted By Bruce
That can't be right - our much loved PM has told...

That can't be right - our much loved PM has told us (when he was Treasurer) that we have a strong economy that creates jobs and reduces cost of living pressures. When he was asked how a strong...
Forum: Politics & Govt 13-11-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 505
Posted By Bruce
Made with yummy Australian iron ore and coking...

Made with yummy Australian iron ore and coking coal. Buy all you can, it's the best.

BTW before you all get too carried away China has had a cap and trade carbon scheme since 2017 (could even be...
Forum: General Chat 12-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 406
Posted By Bruce
Oh yes! no fires today but a lot of red dust on...

Oh yes! no fires today but a lot of red dust on its way to New Zealand from central NSW. The sky was red, the escarpment almost invisible, you could taste the stuff in the air and it made your eyes...
Forum: General Chat 12-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 406
Posted By Bruce
Don't worry it was snowing in Victoria and Tassie...

Don't worry it was snowing in Victoria and Tassie while last week's NSW fires were burning.

Bushfires are like rain in the drought, they usually happen to someone else. That is until they don't. ...
Forum: Technology 12-11-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By Bruce
If that is all you want them Picasa 3 is still...

If that is all you want them Picasa 3 is still available and because Google have abandoned it they (probably) don't spy on you with it any more.

Much easier to use than Gimp and for the basic...
Forum: General Chat 12-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 468
Posted By Bruce
Do I like my own company? What's not to like?

Do I like my own company? What's not to like?
Forum: Car Forum 12-11-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 158
Posted By Bruce
I don't think there are any devices that can...

I don't think there are any devices that can change engine management settings because that needs a chip to be physically changed or bypassed but there are some settings that once triggered remain...
Forum: Car Forum 11-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 158
Posted By Bruce
Essential Device?

Many years ago a timing strobe, Dwell meter, feeler gauges and an hydrometer were essential items for home car maintenance I am starting to think that one of these devices is, likewise, a good...
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 883
Posted By Bruce
I have never heard of Lidl but Aldi I leave for...

I have never heard of Lidl but Aldi I leave for the really poor people, I prefer Coles or Woolworths for my shopping.

Aldi don't have self service checkouts or express lanes, the cashier virtually...
Forum: Politics & Govt 11-11-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 505
Posted By Bruce
Why? do you think the Chinese are going to rip it...

Why? do you think the Chinese are going to rip it out of the ground and take it back to China?

How do you ever suppose British steel could be competitive on a world market? Iron Ore? Coking Coal?...
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bruce
I was also a single Dad with three school aged...

I was also a single Dad with three school aged children, so we aren't that uncommon, I also worked shift work.

I live(d) a few hundred metres from two supermarkets so the idea of making a...
Forum: General Chat 07-11-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bruce
Putting things in a safe place and then not being...

Putting things in a safe place and then not being able to find them again is my downfall. Sometimes I remember to make a note on my phone. This has saved me hours of angst.
Forum: Other Debates/Discussions 07-11-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Bruce
I have always managed money pretty well but the...

I have always managed money pretty well but the nice thing about retirement is that there is no future to save for so it's spend, spend spend...
Forum: Science and Environment 07-11-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By Bruce
It's not a new idea, there was a Jefferson...

It's not a new idea, there was a Jefferson Airplane/Starship song from the 60s or 70s which had lyrics to the effect that the stars are actually just the label on the jar.

Wasn't that also the...
Forum: Politics & Govt 06-11-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Bruce
Our Labor Party is having a similar meeting to...

Our Labor Party is having a similar meeting to work out why they lost the last unloseable federal election.

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Forum: Gardening 06-11-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Bruce
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: Car Forum 06-11-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 572
Posted By Bruce
I agree. I can't imagine 200 or 300km at 80kph on...

I agree. I can't imagine 200 or 300km at 80kph on one of those stupid space savers just to get to a tyre dealer. I carry a 12v pump and repair kit but sometimes a tyre gets torn to bits by rocks and...
Forum: Gardening 06-11-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Bruce
Mine definitely are but I have resolved to buy...

Mine definitely are but I have resolved to buy some potting mix and repot them and to restore them to their full glory this summer. I might even plant one out.
Forum: Gardening 06-11-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Bruce
I lied, I don't have two I have three (it was...

I lied, I don't have two I have three (it was near midnight when I wrote my message). They look worse than I thought but they are almost impossible to kill (like most of my plants) :-(.
...
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