Re: She should have got 15 years
Yep, the word "fuckwit" comes to mind ...... she might was well have done the deed.
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Even getting there is an amazing achievement, so I hope the coulda/shoulda/woulda naysayers out there really have a good look at what was achieved compared to what was not achieved. There is nothing here on earth that is comparable to a mission to mars - no not even a mission to the ocean depths as there will be a cable to pull you back up.
Getting to mars is a success, not landing is a disappointment.
that NBN (Telstra in another coat) is deciding who needs what - the reality is that the current LNP government hobbled the NBN for political purposes ( note I did not say political gain, as I believe there will be none for them).
Thanks Scabbot, Turdball et.al. for sending Aus down an inferior internet path. No I won't be fucking voting for you in the future.
Quite! NAPLAN is a scam if for no other reason is that it purports to assess something that doesn't exist.
Until we get the National Curriculum properly underway - something I support by the way - NAPALM (deliberate miss-spelling) is a waste of taxpayer money.
Few parents realise that they can pull their children out of the test, and I believe that is an option for schools as well. If I still had school aged children they definitely would not be sitting the test.
The stress it causes some children at the school where I work is terrible.
Yes, the original mission did not go as planned - hey we are talking an extremely hostile environment in space.
The mission in my estimation was a success - but of course there will be the obese lounge lizard with a drone who coulda' - woulda' - shoulda' done it better if he'd been asked.
This kind of mission was the stuff of dreams in my boyhood and I'm stoked that I've been alive to see it happen.
Cut the mission operators some slack and if you think you can do better/cheaper then give Kickstarter a try!
As my old Dad would have said - " Well done that man"
My 2c worth - keep the change naysayers.
Several commentators have mentioned some of the issues here:
- The most critical time is at dusk when your own driving vision is close to it's worst
- some people believe that they hop into the road because headlights give them an illuminated path
- Red kangaroos - the biggest? - weigh in at close to 100kg ~ 200lb
- many can hop at over 25kph ~14mph and for short distances at 70kph ~ 45mph
- they can hop sideways as part of their path
- they seem to appear out of nowhere, so good luck with detecting something off to the side and deciding that it will hop in front of the car.
Oh and yes, Wombats can also be a problem despite their stature - in a previous life I drove small buses and hit a wombat one evening. The bus was un-driveable - buggered the steering and the wombat didn't make it either. Mostly however, wombats are significantly less common that roos.
Professor Tim... I like that, thanks! I wear that as a badge of success! Perhaps I should start my own poorly informed, uneducated, reactionary and shitty online blog to showt the evil, left wing, antichrist, anti-gun, degenerate, homo, lesbo, pinko, greenie hordes that I really mean business!
... and I'm not a fan of "piracy" sites but the US really fucked up in their pursuit of Kim Dotcom. You think you own the world? Wrong. You think you have jurisdiction in every nation on Earth? Wrong. You think you own the internet? Theoretically you do but it is becoming increasingly obvious that this won't always be the case - in fact probably really isn't the case now.
effing get a sense of humour, wankers! The joke is not about YOU...... chill out and get back to whatever you were doing before you saw the OFFENSIVE (not) robot pissing on an apple.. Jeysus .... I piss on my fruit trees regularly and am training my grandsons to do the same - nitrogen for those that wonder why we'd expose our willies to the cool evening air.
I remember my parents angst when they lent their reel to reel to a "friend" who snapped off the little wings that held the reels in place on one side of the machine.
Basically the machine was buggered despite my Dad's best efforts to replace the wings with pins through carefully drilled holes.
As for applying my schlong to aforementioned machine..... sorry I was a bit too young.
"Geoblocking content should be banned under international trade treaties, according to the Internet Society of Australia"
No argument here in my home.....
Is the the internet INTERnational - NETwork_( yes I admit I'm probably wrong with n my interpretation) really there to give individuals access to "stuff"
Companies that use geoolocking are scum because they use my (your) location to determine price.
I, who doesn't need it (live in the western suburbs of Brisbane) and have very good adsl connection with mostly very good VOIP, will get NBN before one of my friends who lives 40km from me - in the sticks as they say - and relies on mobile phone for his internet at home. My sister in Launceston and friends in Hobart tell me the same story so I'm sure this is echoed around oz.
WTF! The NBN has been bastardised by Turnbull et.al. and they should be pilloried at the next election. A world class system reduced to a deploy-where-it-pays system.
Not sure if you are correct in the "Piracy has not dented the profits of big movie in any significant way" , but you are definitely correct about archaic distribution.
Here in oz you cannot buy the latest Game of Thrones episodes at any price (or so I'm told). So the only way to access them is to download a copy from somewhere.
I'll wager that if they were available to purchase (download) on release, in higher quality then there would be a market.
I don't download copyrighted stuff, but I have no sympathy for the companies that are effectively hobbling their own market.
You clearly do not know that union membership is not compulsory here in oz - in fact I cannot pay fortnightly from my pay to be a union member because of conservative policies of several years ago - but that is another story. What evidence do you have that only union members use plastic bags to cover the joints? ..... thought not ...... actually it would more likely be their employers who told them to cut as many corners as possible - union members or not - and provided the bags to do so. If the "baggers" are independent contractors then I'm sure they are intelligent enough to work out how to cut costs, union membership or not.
Yes I agree that this is inevitable. The ratio of cars on the road to accidents/serious accidents is small but basic probability theory tells us that it will happen somewhere sometime. If you are the uber driver at that somewhere/sometime point then basically you are royally fucked. I doubt that you will get any help or recompense from Uber - they are in it to make money, not to look after you.
Facebook may be worth more in dollar terms, and I accept that dollar worth is the king these days, but I posit that Portugal has far more to offer residents, travellers and visitors than any social media can. Visit Portugal and post your selfies, but remember that facebook is not the real Portugal and the real Portugal probably doesn't give a flying fuck about facebook (yet)
People who have not actually been there have no idea about isolation, keeping safe, extreme heat etc etc.
A truly amazing place - not one that I personally enjoy, but well worth a visit next time you are in oz.
Oh by the way if you break down, don't leave your vehicle (at least you'll be able to drink the radiator water if you get really desperate) ..... you did remember that sat phone didn't you?
That some people will buy anything with the "right" name. Just give me a watch that tells the time - I know I'm : overweight, late for my appointment, missing a phone call, not on facebook, haven't run 5km, my heart rate is too high, "NNN" is trying to call me....... Geeze do I need my watch to tell me what I already know?
"If that were allowed to continue without someone saying something then only Apple would sell anything since they are the best, without question, at everything, period."
What sort of moronic statement is that? I haven't seen an Apple search engine, DSLR, ham radio transceiver, CNC machine, welder........ hell the list of what they don't do/make/produce is bigger than the list of what they do.
You must live in the Apple alternative reality field mate.
As a PDA they - IMHO - were the best, but now smartphones are the new PDA - basically because they do it all and more. I personally hope they can make something of this but actually doubt that the fanbois of various "cultures" will really get it.
Colour me old and I accept that colouring.