* Posts by Neil of Qld

25 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jul 2011

Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech

Neil of Qld

Anyone who doesnt like cats hasnt had them cooked properly

IBM repays millions to staff after messing up its own payroll

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Rates of pay difficult or complex ??? Then why has no worker been accidentally overpaid?

Funny how big corporation can calculate company tax so efficiently when it is far more complex than pay rates.

First alligators, then dogs, now Basil Fawlty is trying to standardise social distancing measures

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Australain Standard

Try one kangaroo hop

UK Information Commissioner OKs use of phone data to track coronavirus spread

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Aust PM

He is hoping the flag waving will blind people to his incompetence

Californian chap sets his folks' home on fire by successfully taking out spiders with blowtorch

Neil of Qld

Re: blow torch... pfft

The trouble with funnel webs is that they can stay under water for a hour and can swim

Enjoy the swimming pool

Victorian government teacher-laptop scheme illegal, says judge

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Re: GeekiestWoman

So in the US you get four weeks paid holidays per year? As we do in Australia

Australian desert deluge demonstrates why we're doing it

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Re: Yep Central Australia .....


Three expat Brits explain their move to Australia

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Re: Can you brew your own in OZ?

Yes home brew stores everywhere

You can also distill

HP's pet lizard is feral peril says wildlife group

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Re: Like crocodiles, green iguanas make appealing pets when young

A croc is more appealing than a pet bird say a Cassowary


Bacon-related medical breakthrough wins Ig Nobel prize

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Anti social at night?

Guess that explains all the vampires wandering around

Or is that the beer?

Deep desert XP-ocalypse averted as Reg man returns

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Re: Out of curiosity


Can I turn up at your place and enter without permission?

'No representation without taxation!' urges venerable tech VC

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No way

We don't want him

Australia puts 300 sharks on Twitter

Neil of Qld

Go swimming sometimes

Not worried about sharks

I am worried about drunken morons in boats and jet-skis

Not to mention the road trip home.

Eagle steals crocodile-cam, records video selfie

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I for one, welcome our new Sea Eagle overlords.

Why a plain packaging U-turn from UK.gov could cost £3bn a year

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Most of the smokers I know who purchased cheap illegal tobacco did so because it was cheap not because of the packaging laws.

The survey was paid for by tobacco companies who claim that plain packaging will not work.

This is why they have spent millions trying to stop it

Use your loaf, Europe! Eat more fibre - high-speed web lobbyists

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Sad that half of you seem scared of. FTTH.

Try a NBN

Half the politicians here in Australia get it .The rest are opposed on political grounds secretly some of them also want it.

The secret to its success was not to let Telstra ( Australia's answer to BT )have anything to do with it.

Technology, bushfires and AM radio

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If you live in the bush you should know the evacuation areas ahead of time. Visit your local SES or fire brigade,.

Local councils may be a good idea depending on the IQ of the front desk people.

Assuming the local council even has a disaster plan.

Social media will fail due to the number of morons who crap up everything. Look at any discussion on any social media site for the evidence.

America to send space radar to Australia

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Re: Funniest naval base name ever!

The real irony is the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool

This is not a joke

We actually named a swimming pool in honor of him drowning

WAR HERO PIGEON carrying SECRET WWII CODE found in chimney

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Am I the only person that thinks not cleaning a chimney since WW11 may have been a problem.

Google defamed Australian man with links to gangster

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Re: Hope this holds up.

Best way to stop this is not fines or adding to the cost of operating a search engine it is throw the senior executives in jail for a time.

They will quickly find ways of protecting peoples data and protecting reputations.

Lunar mineral turns up in Oz

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Eel Creek

What do you mean its a long way from anywhere?

Its very close to Eel Creek.

Hope that helps

A dumping ground for useless stuff? I thought that was the Houses of Parliament.

Oz robo-soldiers in US Marines' firing line

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T 20 and T 40 soon the T 600

Or have those inventors just seen too many Terminator movies ?

Whinging Brits reflect on epic Oz road trip

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Of course the classic whinging pom insists on telling everyone how cheap, clean and friendly London is. Seriously they do, it really annoys every other British person in Australia.

Hint on outback adventures you don't get all the modern conveniences you expect in a large city.

The restrictions on alcohol are due to severe alcohol problems in the Territory. I think asking an obviously adult for ID was a piss take.

Bushfire halts solarcar race in its tracks

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Enjoy the outback! When you get to Adelaide you will fondly remember the nightlife, the excitement and the safety. Visit Snowtown its a barrel of laughs.

Rogue kangaroo floors broom-wielding 94-year-old

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Re: Kangaroos

I, for one, welcome our new Kangaroo overlords.