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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1798915)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
Trucker’s dash cam video shows amazing near miss with a car


I'm more convinced than ever that even before people go for their driving theory test they need to sit a d&*($head test. If you are one, you don't get to drive a car or truck or ride a bike. If you're that lacking in common sense and/or patience then you'd be a danger to yourself & everyone else on the road; as that video shows so well.



Used to get that at least once a day, some of which put my heart in my mouth :-(

According to the driver it's not an unusual occurrence, but that one was much, much closer than usual.
"This happens too often on the Monaro Highway," he said.
"Usually we just ignore it but that close call shook me up a bit and the driver needs to be held accountable."

Dashcam footage shows car's near miss with truck on Monaro Highway
I think a "dangerous driving" or "driving without due care" charge would be appropriate.

I've been seeing this type of stupidity for over 45yrs now and I still see it on the New England Hwy here often enough (even doing it while going through this village with a 50km/h limit), but some arn't so lucky.

Cheers.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1798914)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
G'morning everyone, from another cold, damp and windy day in the highlands.

It will be Grant in about 90mins. ;-)

I hope that you enjoy your trip Mike. :-)

Cheers.
23) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1798910)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-27/immigration-corruption,-rorting-revealed/7537270
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/confessions-of-an-immigration-officer-20160621-gpoh16.html
http://www.smh.com.au/national/corruption-and-crime-syndicates-threaten-australias-border-security-20160622-gpp72z.html
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/06/26/13/29/australian-flag-burned-as-anti-immigration-and-anti-racism-protesters-march-in-melbourne
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jun/21/offshore-detention-whistleblower-loses-job-after-condemning-atrocity-of-camps

Links 1, 2 & 3 have been a problem well before boat arrivals, but the current Liberal/National party government and it's former government under Howard turned a blind eye to this because they support businesses making money from such actions so they take no action to correct this problem.

The fact is that illegals arriving by plane have always greatly out numbered boat arrivals.

Link 4 has been going on for a couple of years down there now by these 2 small groups of people.

Thankfully, as a result those who attend these so called demonstrations, people who wish to cover their faces will now face much harsher penalties (and about time too as only criminals need to do that).

Link 5 again sits squarely with our current government that turned these short term immigration detention centres into long term concentration camps.

Hopefully we'll have a change of government next week that will do something about about 1, 2, 3 & 5.

Those involved with 4 should just be locked up for the criminals that they are.

But still, we're doing much better than yous in the U.S. or Europe.

Cheers.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V8 (Message 1798427)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
If that's the way that you make donuts Annie then that's positively medieval. :-D

Cheers.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1798139)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
Celebrations are still continuing down under, though the weather could be better. ;-)

All Hail Thor!!!

Cheers.
26) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1798138)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
I guess that all the UK people are now queuing up to vote on their big decision.

Cheers.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1798137)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
I hope that you found 1 Grant. ;-)

That it is Julie and we only reached 10C (felt like 7C) here today, plus this constant driven drizzle is depressing to watch, though that could turn to snow in the next 12hrs. :-(

I did get a couple of beers in today before deciding that rums would be a better choice, given the weather conditions, but now that the sun has set I think that a glass or 2 of sipping whiskey before bed is in order.

Have a good day everyone.

Cheers.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1798067)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
The 1st beer has been poured in tribute to Thor's wonderful design. :-)

All Hail Thor!!!

Cheers.
29) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1798033)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
Time for an advertising break now. ;-)

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-trump-border-wall-360fly-commercial-20160622-snap-story.html
Cheers.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1798018)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
It's not getting any better here Julie, I can tell you, and we may even have snow here later in the day.

So I'll only be going outside twice again today.

Anyhow, some sort of O'clock will happen here in around 5.5hrs, I'll just have to see how conditions are by then.

Enjoy everyone.

Cheers.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1798016)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
Well it's that day of the week again and celebrations will commence in 6hrs.

All Hail Thor!!!

Cheers.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU time difference (Message 1797890)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
Self-quote:

I will wait until this climb levels out a little (I want to see how far it will go first) and then try disabling GPU on one of my other i3's. If I don't post here to the contrary, you may assume that a similar improvement was seen.

I must be losing it. Both of my others, 7935261 and 7938333, are i5's, not i3's. So disregard the above, but are they still "Intel on die GPUs"? If so, I'll probably try disabling GPU on them, just to see what happens, but it won't be useful to the i3 question.

I find it interesting (or puzzling) that the i3's current RAC (3106) is far higher than that of either i5 (2259, 1884). The i5's were added on 17 Feb and 21 Feb, so I'd think their RACs are fairly well stabilized.

Actually both your other CPU's are mobile and/or mITX i5's so those 2 systems are based on lower powered Hyperthreaded technology (2 cores, 4 threads still) so they would be slower than your desktop i3, but still (yes I know, I'm repeating myself again) none of them can be compared to desktop i5 CPU times (which you have been doing). ;-)

Cheers.
33) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1797848)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"

Individual Freedom and Liberty MUST be placed above ALL else..

So what if one person, while exercising their "Individual Freedom and Liberty", impacts your's? What do you do?

Otherwise, there is tyranny (or to use another phrase used before around here... Big Brother).

You mean order don't you?

Now that has got to be the most selfish, self centered, self serving load cow manure of an excuse that I keep on hearing from those who obviously don't have any respect for anyone else but themselves. It certainly shows us those few here who have absolutely no idea of the concept of a peaceful humanity and that is very sad indeed.

No cheers here.
34) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1797842)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
G'day Eric,
Instead of the US, why not lobby the Aussie Government. We're still spend bucket loads of money on astronomy, even after some cutbacks. CSIRO just built a massive antenna for the Chinese super-version of Arecibo too.
I don't know of any site they've shut down either. It might be time they got one in Puerto Rico.

If nothing else, it may shame the US Government into picking up its game. ;-)

Our own Parkes Radio Telescope is threatened with closure also due to cut backs in Federal money and that is another planned source of data for use here.

Cheers.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1797841)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
8C (feels like 3C), wet and windy again here in the highlands down under and I very much doubt that we'll get to our expected max of 10C again this week (today being Hump Day and 10C has been the expected max since last weekend).

Well for being in the middle of our dry season here it has been awfully wet with over 90mm of the wet stuff landing so far this month. :-O

Though that could change over the next few days as snow is expected in this region down to 700 metres.

Cheers.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1797840)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
G'morning everyone, from another cold, wet & windy day in the highlands (I'm getting very sick of these types of days now).

It has now reached LLB time, but with the conditions outside I think that rum or sipping whiskey would be a better choice than beer today.

Cheers.
37) Message boards : Politics : M E T Three (Message 1797834)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
Exactly what was your point?

There is no difference in the numbers killed by deranged individuals and movements?

Numbers killed is a Red Herring?

Why?

That is a red herring because I was not talking about a mass movement but individuals inspired by hate speech. You willingly convolute issues in order to make chaos.

Nope.

Of cause you do Clyde, and the evidence of that is all over the place around here.

Cheers.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1797527)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
I got up to a windy wet 8C (felt like 3C) at 5am this morning which only got worse as the day went on even, though it stayed at 8C the whole day, but the windchill made it feel like 0C by the end of the day.

Currently 7C (feels like -1C) with the drizzle still being driven into us which may turn into sleet by morning.

Cheers.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1797523)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
I hope that you have a good day Julie, as it turns to night time here. ;-)

Several beers where had today in front of the fire at the bottom pub with the occasional ciggy break outside to watch the short lived snowflakes that never landed.

Anyhow, it's Rum O'clock time now, have fun everybody. :-D

Cheers.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1797446)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Wiggo "Socialist"
G'morning everyone, from another cool,wet & windy day in the highlands.

It was worth having hot water back on tap in the shed Julie. ;-)

Monday Beer O'clock is due in around 3hrs so I hope that the bottom pub's courtesy bus is in action as I don't feel like spending a 3rd day here, but I'm not going to walk anywhere in this weather.

Cheers.


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