27 posts • joined 1 Nov 2011
I'm sure every time Brandis opens his mouth on technology or privacy he destroys more of my brain cells than a swift smack in the head with a hammer would do, I think its a conspiracy to beat us into some form of mental submission by idiocy or maybe his advisors are as stupid as I think they are, is Brandis someones sockpuppet pretending to be a real person?
I think you will find that New South Wales is the most populous state (5th paragraph) and Victoria referred to the next largest later on, largest is a little ambiguous or am I being to pendantic?
But regarding National Curriculum, the federal government needs to tie direct funding to the adoption to any curriculum they actually want to see get up.
Homicides by firearms as a percentage 2012 .. US 59% (of 14,827), England and Wales 7%, Northern Ireland 22%, Scotland 0% (they prefer to stab each other apparently) all up for the UK about 700 homicides.
So in the UK not only are you about 5 times less likely to be murdered you are still around 40 times less likely to be slain by a firearm in England an Wales.
You are however right that the new handgun laws did not significantly change the trending of homicides by firearms but the rest of the conclusions seem uniformed.
Hi Russ just to be clear the Tesla S 60KWh is rated for 200 (208 actually) miles (around 320km) and the 85KWh is rated for 265 miles (426km)
All at and average speed of 20 mph (32km/h) max of 56mph but including stop start *which with regenerative braking is less of a issue than with petroleum cars - but still not apples to apples.
Logs .. the logs hardly contain any oil (although you could harvest that for chipping and MDF). The canopy is where the oil is and can be harvested after about 5 years (without ripping up the tree which still acts to keep the water table low enough to reduce the salinity of the topsoil and reduce wind erosion) Collection and yield of usable fuel even after transport etc is estimated at around 2:1 (the energy density is around 3+ times that of corn there is a few papers around if I could bother to look for it). The Mallee is native to the region and can withstand the extremes of the climate (the wheatbelt gets progressively more arid heading east) and requires little encouragement to grow in that environment as opposed to the foodcrops which can only be grown half of the year (very little permanent water and very seasonal rain). Solar is fine but you have huge initial capital and significant maintenance and replacement costs especially dispersed over an area a bit bigger than England. Anyway getting to the TL;DR stage now.
For all our non Australian friends .... NBN will deliver up to 100Mb speeds to the house but like all other services in Oz is volume capped (from what I've seen so far .. comparable pricing to non-fibre services) which means freetards will just hit their cap faster rather than being able to pirate more <rant> Mr Rosen either you are an idiot or are preying on the ignorance of the professional politicians and their viziers .. possibly both.</rant>
Other posters seemed to have covered most of the fun points :)
Corn is poor in oil production there are better oil producing plants which produce an order of magnitude more oil for the same land use and algae in ponds is two (nearly 3) orders of magnitude more although does require infrastructure and lots of water.
Flame icon .. cause you want to burn the stuff
Dont get too wound up, if you'd done the currency conversion 5 years ago it would look much different (let alone when it was 3 Pacific peso to the pound). A rather odd comparison, I would have stayed on the coffee and chips routine or any consumer electronics goods (Rip-off Britain has nothing on Pay-with-your-first-born Australia).
You could always go back to Blighty ?
Actually around 40 seconds (assuming that the round doesn't slow down as you pointed out so call it a minute) ... Large Ships don't necessarily maneuver that well, the firing ship will fire a barrage most likely (over the horizon so you aren't going to know there incoming rounds) so it's not as silly as it sounds.
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