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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Fruitcake, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Australis

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  2. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    In season 1 Farscape was very local in production being mostly done by channel 9 and the Jim Henson company.

    Oh god I remember that. Aussie Star Trek
     
  3. Australis

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    @Kaos did I answer your question? Or were you looking for something different?

    Quick PSA: the current Federal Govt, is cruel, mean and thoughtless.
     
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  4. Mr So-Ho-Hoak

    Mr So-Ho-Hoak Commodore Commodore

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    I hadn’t really been thinking recent stuff, but thanks. That Planet of Fear looks interesting; I’ll check it out when I can
     
  5. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Ivan Milat has died. Good riddance though I wish he had suffered more.
     
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  6. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member


    Hallelujah there is a God.

    Shame he took all his secrets with him and his demented family still defends him.
     
  7. Australis

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    (Not) Fun Fact: the Belangelo State Forest is next door to the farm my parents looked after when we first arrived in Australia, and left by 1964.

    I wish he had told more. Right up until the end, he believed he was in control. But he couldn't control his own body killing him. Ironic.

    There's a lot of trails in there. Weekend searchers could look for other bodies, once they knew the signs, but jeeze, it'd be a grim job.
     
  8. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    The NBN just got installed at my place on Monday and I have to say the speeds I am getting are way, way more then I had on ADSL2. But what a fucking mess the whole network is. No single technology is in play it's a jumble.

    I just wish politicians here had not thrown their spines in the ocean and stuck with the original plan. Even NZ has optical fiber to the home which is the original plan Labor had in mind.

    Still I guess in 10 years when the network starts to fall over both sides of politics might act.
     
  9. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I was one of the lucky ones. I got fibre to my home.

    However recently I was without proper functioning NBN for a week. After the 4th phone call to the Indian call centre, an NBN appointments that was cancelled because the NBN’s insistence that the problem had been solved (it had not been), I asked for a Telstra technician to come. He was unable to fix the problem (I was still charged $240 for this). The tech arranged another NBN appointment which again was cancelled because ‘the problem had been fixed’ (again it had not been).

    Three more calls to the call centre and all they try to do was read off a sheet to fix the problem. This is when I started to refused to try anything that the tech had done saying if it did not work for the tech it would not work for me. I also decided to make it known to them that I was disabled. The last guy wanted me to check that the cords were plugged in properly. I said they were because the tech had checked. The guy wanted me to check myself. I said I couldn’t because the box was so low that I would have to get down on the floor and being disabled I might not be able to get back up and might be stuck on the floor for hours (this is true). I then pointed out that because I was disabled I needed the internet working so I buy groceries online. Partly true, this is how I usually grocery shop but I could get my son to do some shopping for me.

    Because I played the disability card the last guy escalated by case and it was fixed a few hours later.

    Next time I will make it known I am disabled from the very first call.
     
  10. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member


    You are lucky.

    What kind of speeds do you get on fiber. I have friends in NZ who can download 20 gig game files in under 2 minutes because they are on 1 gigabit plans.

    I'm so jealous of NZ and every other country in the world that has fiber to the home. Even the USA go figure.

    HFC isn't too bad for what I do but in the next suburb they have a combination of fiber nodes and satellite. It's a real mess.


    Oh hehe Oh yeah this is the answer for rural people

    https://www.nbnco.com.au/corporate-information/media-centre/media-statements/regional-announcement

    Just add more managers and bosses.
     
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  11. Australis

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    @Miss Chicken , next time you could also tell your local fed politician. Or Jacqui.
     
  12. Marc

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    If the fault wasn't with your equipment and wasn't your a result of your actions they shouldn't have billed you for the call.
     
  13. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    It seems because I strongly insisted on the tech I am liable for the call out. It would have been different if they had just sent the tech without me asking.

    My download speed is usually about 45mbps and my upload speed is about 18 mbps. I could get higher speeds if I paid more but my speeds are fine for my son to game online and for me to stream at the same time. We have unlimited downloads.

    If I have trouble again I will play to disability angle from the start, It is about time I made more use of the few advantages being disabled has.
     
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  14. Australis

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    Bloody hell!

    News report today said ol' mate Scotty was going to force banks and similar businesses to loan money to mining companies for their coal projects! Can't just let coal die! So angry about this!
     
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  15. Mr So-Ho-Hoak

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    If Scott loves coal so much, why doesn't he marry it?

    [/juvenile teasing]

    Hopefully the courts are able to strike it down.
     
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  16. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member


    They also want to stop protests and have punitive action against protesters. What the bloody hell is going on?

    This is worrisome.

    Couple of links here

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/scott-morrison-coal-boycott-climate-2019-11

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    https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/morrison-tells-sheepish-banks-to-keep-lending-20190924-p52u8z
     
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  17. Marc

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    I'm sure the banks will tell scummo where he can shove that idea.

    that would be a huge financial risk that could do massive damage to the banking sector (which admittedly doesn't deserve much sympathy).
     
  18. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

  19. Miller 2.0

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    ^ Before I even read the article I thought taking lessons from Trump and whatever IPA says. I'm sick of him.
     
  20. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    Maybe a bit of both........ Why does Australia even have something like the IPA?