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Message 2071134 - Posted: 19 Mar 2021, 0:44:14 UTC

Being where I am I'll take my ADSL connection over a satellite connection any day as mountain weather plays havoc with the later something fierce and I wouldn't even consider the super expensive 4-5G alternative, but I do at times miss the optical cable connection that I had back down in Sydney 18 years ago.

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Message 2071138 - Posted: 19 Mar 2021, 1:07:21 UTC
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I'm looking at 4G LTE vs going 5G here.

Both options work out far better than the overly expensive joke of ADSL and 18 or 24 month contracts!

Fortunately, I do have a choice of 2 or more operators...

Amazing what healthy competition can do!
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Message 2071553 - Posted: 22 Mar 2021, 22:59:15 UTC

On top of the mountain here we got 80.25mm and that's our long term March average in just 24hrs. :-O

Well I guess that we here must do our part in sending water down to the Darling River. ;-)

Meanwhile our river here is still continuing to rise so I guess that the people in those half a dozen down by it have been evacuated by now.

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Message 2071560 - Posted: 23 Mar 2021, 1:42:28 UTC
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Guessing your old adsl wires are well soggy and shorted out to old dial-up modem speed?...

Now gone mobile broadband and what a positive revelation for good performance yet lowered charges!

Say no to stagnant monopolies!!
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Message 2071574 - Posted: 23 Mar 2021, 4:33:44 UTC

ADSL is still running fine here and mobile broadband is the dearest thing available down under with the lowest caps. ;-)

Meanwhile the rain is taking a break after more than an inch has gone into the rain gauge in the last 6.5hrs and the river is about as high as I've ever seen it.

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Message 2071637 - Posted: 23 Mar 2021, 21:05:40 UTC

Well a very fine misty drizzle is falling again here, but the river that runs around the village is quickly retreating back into its gully as I can only see very small portion of its surface now.

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Message 2071649 - Posted: 23 Mar 2021, 23:42:49 UTC

We've still got some very full rivers here but at least the fields are draining off.

Quite a mix of weather with cool sunshine in these parts with heavy rain on the western horizon. Everyone driving from that way all had their headlights on...

Up until recently, cable was by far the best way to go. However, mobile now offer unlimited deals and good data bitrates that now make ADSL look like an expensive joke and the cable just simply overpriced.

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Message 2071652 - Posted: 23 Mar 2021, 23:50:57 UTC

It's still overcast here, but that misty drizzle has stopped and the river's surface can no longer be seen from here, and the was another 40mm in the rain gauge (MTD:263mm/YTD:440.5mm).

My yard is a soup bowl now so I better go and see where I stashed my gumboots last.

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Message 2075422 - Posted: 10 May 2021, 0:20:35 UTC

Well I'm glad that we did our part here over the last 5 months putting up with all that rain as the Darling River is fully flowing again from end to end after many years of not doing so.

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Message 2075423 - Posted: 10 May 2021, 0:41:00 UTC
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Water and weather shape our daily lives...

So why is Australia digging up so many fossils to ... 'mess' ... that up?

(Special note must be noted there of the very British extreme understatement. No more can be said on these forums.)


Blatant despicable deadly gruesome greed and the rest of the world be damned into oblivion?

There are various stereotypical Australian ignorant 'beach terms' that come to mind that apply directly badly to Australia 'politics'...


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Message 2075424 - Posted: 10 May 2021, 0:58:40 UTC - in response to Message 2075423.  
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Water and weather shape our daily lives...

So why is Australia digging up so many fossils to ... 'mess' ... that up?

(Special note must be noted there of the very British extreme understatement. No more can be said on these forums.)


Blatant despicable deadly gruesome greed and the rest of the world be damned into oblivion?

There are various stereotypical Australian ignorant 'beach terms' that come to mind that apply directly badly to Australia 'politics'...

See just for one example:

The #FightfortheBight Heads to the Federal Court

And then there is the rabid coal mining and the desperately cruel and callous livestock live trade to China for Most Beneficent China Greatness polluting the rest of our planet with no cares...


Where is the sense in that!

Greedy stupidity beyond belief!!


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Message 2075427 - Posted: 10 May 2021, 1:17:00 UTC - in response to Message 2075424.  
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Just for a second example:

Sea Shepherd opposes Western Port Gas Jetty and Pipeline
wrote:
Westernport Bay in Victoria is a wetland sanctuary for marine life including Australian fur seals, Southeastern Southern right whales, humpback whales and weedy sea dragons. Yet, AGL Energy want to turn Westernport Bay into a massive gas import terminal that would threaten these precious animals and increase climate pollution from dirty fossil fuels...


Abbot?

Oh fort where might he be now??


Only in Australia?...

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Message 2075428 - Posted: 10 May 2021, 1:22:13 UTC

Thankfully the coal industry here is now on a downward spiral because as old mines play out new 1's arn't popping up and even if the approval was given for them to open nobody now is willing to lend the $'s for them to even be able to turn the sod, much to the annoyance of our current bumbling right wing federal government, and it's much the same with those same fed's with their coal seam gas plans as no 1 wants them either after a few incidents as some state governments are now refusing any further approval of them.

I just seen your edit, but what can 1 say to defend right wing politics anywhere in this world?

Nothing at all can defend their self centered greediness and sense of superiority, they only live for the moment not what can/will happen so long as the books look good. ;-)

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Message 2075429 - Posted: 10 May 2021, 1:29:15 UTC - in response to Message 2075428.  
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Thanks for that.

This is where the grass roots people need to rise up to save the world...

How do we get Australian politics off of the dirty decrepit fossils beach?


We have Sea Shepherd. They need help to push further and better to save us all...

Especially against certain decrepit greedy politics...


And all in our only one world in which we all live and depend...
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Message 2077325 - Posted: 5 Jun 2021, 1:13:29 UTC

Well last month racked up some pretty average numbers here, except 1 that isn't recorded and that's the wind chill numbers (and I reckon that they were pretty chilly this year), but we're getting the start of another antarctic blast moving in on us again and with the last of the leaves now off the trees I better get in my last mow before spring returns done in the next 2 days (Monday looks to be the best bet) before some rain hits on Tuesday followed by very cold temps with possible snow falls until at least Friday.

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Message 2077584 - Posted: 9 Jun 2021, 3:06:35 UTC

We've gone from frosty -1C to -4C (feeling 2-4C colder than that) mornings and 15C to 16C (still feeling 2-4C colder) days to waking up this morning to a quite wet, but breezy, 6C (felt like 1C) until 9am when the rain left and the gale started dropping the temp down to 5C (felt like -1C) and now at 1pm it's back up to 6C (feels like -2C). I find it hard to believe now that we'll reach our expected 8C max today as most of us here are now watching our barometers/hygrometers for a sudden change/increase to happen as a lot of cold moist air is already building up on the western slopes of this range and is expected to get here in the 3-5hrs starting off as lite showers before turning into snow above 600m (so being at almost 1000m I'm likely to get snowed in for 36-48hrs).

That over night rain left 18mm in the gauge taking our totals to MTD:24.5mm/YTD:532.75mm and still over 110mm above our long term average for this time of the year with the rest of this month still to go yet.

-3C to just 3C is expected here tomorrow with warnings out for possible black ice and/or whiteout conditions to be expected along with the New England Highway being closed (well that'll mean some quiet time for us villagers) extending well into Friday morning (a windy -2C to 6C is expected that day) so I'm not going anywhere until Saturday at least (Dog and I have enough supplies to last until then).

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Message 2078937 - Posted: 30 Jun 2021, 9:02:33 UTC

Well this month of June has finished off at having a minimum of 0.5C above the long term average while the max was 1C below, but it's just a shame that windchill factors arn't included with those stats as this has been a bitter month compared to those winters here over the last 18. According to my records over my time here you could change the min with windchill to -1.5C while the max drops by a whole 3C.

Rainfall wise right here just passed the long term average for this region for this month (though other areas close by here have doubled it at least), but we're still well in front of the long term average by a bit over 140mm (just over 5.5" for those still living in the past) with next month's annual rainfall expected to be near delivered here over the next 3 days.

Well that's it for this month's weather summery of this part of the Northern Tablelands of N.S.W. (also known by the name of the "New England Tablelands" back in the old days).

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Message 2081543 - Posted: 3 Aug 2021, 23:00:02 UTC

Well July here's average min temp was 2C up on normal while the average max was -2C, but it was to be the windiest that I've experienced containing 3 antarctic blasts (1 is usually enough), while we received 106.5mm which certainly beat our long term average of 47.5mm and that takes this year's total so far up to 668.5mm which is well ahead of the 476mm average for that time of year.

The last 2 days of wetness here netted us 36.5mm so far for this month of August where the long term average is 48.5mm as my backyard remains a bit of a bog. The Indian Ocean Dipole is back in the negative while the Pacific Ocean looks to be heading back into La Nina conditions on this side of it so our dry season is expected to continue being wet for the most part.

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Message 2081566 - Posted: 4 Aug 2021, 6:45:37 UTC
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It's been a rather odd sort of Dry season here. The humidity has been down, but not as low as it usually is, and there have been quite a few periods where it's increased a bit for a few days then dropped away again, to increase again. etc. Usually the humidity drops right off, and you might get the odd few days here & there where it rises again. Not week after week.
And the temperatures (Min & Max) have been well above the average.
Minimums are generally 17°c or lower, with at least a few nights of 14°c. I think 16°c has been the coolest, and only on a couple of nights- not a half dozen or so. And the maximums are usually around 29-30°c with a few days of only 28°. Many of the days have been 32 and 33°, with the odd 34-35°c occurring.


The factors that have resulted in much of down south having a more normal winter than has occurred in the last 10 years or so are expected to bring early rain during the build up. We can only hope.
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Message 2083580 - Posted: 1 Sep 2021, 23:21:03 UTC

For the month of August our average minimum temp for this region was up by 1C over out long term average for the month while our average maximum was spot on target, but neither number includes the apparent temps as the wind has never been so cold here with 3 antarctic blasts being had (we rarely get 3 antarctic blasts over a whole winter season). Our rainfall for the month was up by 7mm over the region's long term average, but many spots around here wound up with much higher totals (double the average in some cases). We're still way ahead of our long term average rainfall for September by just over 150mm and this month has only just started.

Anyhow I'm not sure if I'll get anymore of my yard edges dug out today as the clouds here look very threatening with showers expected here over the next 5 days, I just hope that it won't be too much so that I can finish that job off as the mower needs to make an appearance again (at least I can get its oil change done if I'm not able to dig).

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