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Old Nov 19th 2013, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Alfresco
Really?
I'm pretty sure I've observed it on more than one occasion (with flashing lights too). It occurred to me that maybe the ambos, etc themselves can control the lights like this but was told from "the horses mouth" that it's not yet been implemented in the ACT - though plans are afoot to introduce it because the capability is already in place. It's already been rolled out in parts of Qld and South Australia.

But it seems that even the ESA drivers are uncertain.
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Originally Posted by paulry
I'm pretty sure I've observed it on more than one occasion (with flashing lights too). It occurred to me that maybe the ambos, etc themselves can control the lights like this but was told from "the horses mouth" that it's not yet been implemented in the ACT - though plans are afoot to introduce it because the capability is already in place. It's already been rolled out in parts of Qld and South Australia.

But it seems that even the ESA drivers are uncertain.

Aha. Interesting.
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Old Nov 21st 2013, 8:13 pm
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...you go to the supermarket and they only have two or three brands of toothpaste to choose from.
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Whilst still in office, the Governor-General (the Queens representative in Australia) reportedly publicly backs Australia becoming a republic. WTF!!
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Whilst still in office, the Governor-General (the Queens representative in Australia) reportedly publicly backs Australia becoming a republic. WTF!!
Yeah, that is a bizarre one. It's a bit like discovering that the pope doesn't believe in God.
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The frozen supermarket pies have "microwave" as a cooking suggestion
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Originally Posted by paulry
The frozen supermarket pies have "microwave" as a cooking suggestion
I feel liberated since discovering the joy of microwaving frozen pies
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I feel liberated since discovering the joy of microwaving frozen pies
When your cooker is as old as mine, and your landlord's wallet is firmly closed, microwaving is the only option!
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I feel liberated since discovering the joy of microwaving frozen pies
I'm sure you are a domestic goddess!

What I like about those frozen pies is that they can be put in the fridge ready for my boys to heat up in just 15 mins using the convection oven.

The oven in our rental is dire - probably the worst ever, so we made a plan and bought a standalone one for about $100. Does most of what we need. We also have one of those glass bowl ovens - great for roasting, etc and a breeze to clean.
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Originally Posted by paulry
The frozen supermarket pies have "microwave" as a cooking suggestion
In all fairness, that is a reasonable cooking suggestion for a frozen supermarket pie.

That and 'Kick down long flight of stairs into a raging fire.'

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Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
In all fairness, that is a reasonable cooking suggestion for a frozen supermarket pie.

That and 'Kick down long flight of stairs into a raging fire.'

Blimey, that's drastic

How do you get it out afterwards?
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Originally Posted by paulry
The frozen supermarket pies have "microwave" as a cooking suggestion
Don't buy that shite

Make your own
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Originally Posted by paulry
The frozen supermarket pies have "microwave" as a cooking suggestion
Doesn't most packaged stuff have microwave as a cooking suggestion along with ovens, shallow fry, deep fry options (depending on the product of course)?
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Doesn't most packaged stuff have microwave as a cooking suggestion along with ovens, shallow fry, deep fry options (depending on the product of course)?
In the UK, frozen pies are uncooked when bought and need to be baked whereas in Australia they are pre-baked and just need to be warmed up.
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