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Forum: The Barbie
Oct 15th 2018, 9:59 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 1,688
Posted By GarryP

Re: Coles have reversed their plastic bags decision, will start handing them out

People are undeniably weird.They collect small bits of plastic that look like the big, actual real things they put in their trolley.

They put decals on their car to define the precise shape of...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 15th 2018, 3:45 am
Replies: 52
Views: 1,688
Posted By GarryP

Re: Coles have reversed their plastic bags decision, will start handing them out

Coles have announced their first quarter sales - up 5.1% YoY. That's $9.84bn in total, so near $500m in extra turnover. They are talking about their hawking of little bits of plastic to kids, but you...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 13th 2018, 12:46 am
Replies: 53
Views: 1,765
Posted By GarryP

Re: nbn - who did you go with and why?

NBN really ought to be forced to pay compensation to the users for that type of failure, say $1 per hour. Mind still think that a generalised 4G hotspot is a better backup for the (should be)...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 12th 2018, 4:42 am
Replies: 53
Views: 1,765
Posted By GarryP

Re: nbn - who did you go with and why?

They don't have a top tier reputation unfortunately, and effectively you are stuck with them for 3 years because of their modem. Optus transit, with all that implies.

BTW Kogan NBN is effectively...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 11th 2018, 11:50 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

Soyuz MS-10 launch didn't go off without a hitch, this time.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45822845

Word seems to be that the separation of the boosters went wrong. Normally the 4...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 8th 2018, 8:12 am
Replies: 53
Views: 1,765
Posted By GarryP

Re: nbn - who did you go with and why?

A quick word for those who are on Aussie Broadband. They have recently got rid of the $5 price on the casual VoIP plan, so in theory from the next bill that should be free (a useful little cut, or an...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 8th 2018, 6:41 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

Nice, dramatic, compound view of the entire launch

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/575x767/fxi7xxxotvq11_2df8c49f9540bb76792a0983629f9710e812964e.jpg
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 8th 2018, 2:35 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

Successful launch, landing and separation.

And, of course, the UFO reports for LA are coming in already ....
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Forum: The Barbie
Oct 8th 2018, 1:21 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

SpaceX F9 launch + landing back at base in 1 hour (1.22 AEDT), this time at Vandenberg, rather than the Cape.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr_C6LQ7mHc
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 4th 2018, 7:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By GarryP

Re: Is this electrical quote reasonable?

Yep, and putting in ceiling fans counts as "must be done by a tradie" in the insane world of aussie protectionist laws.

Many do 'do it themselves', but in theory your insurance isn't valid if you...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 30th 2018, 3:51 am
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By GarryP

Re: Property Markets

Not troubadour, but I note that all the metrics in their methodology are backward looking, with the vast majority of it down to "price change in the last 12 months". So overpriced suburbs being...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2018, 11:30 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By GarryP

Re: Strawberries

Freezing some up for use in drinks/cooking/etc is a good bet. Flashing freezing slices on a metal sheet in the freezer works well.



There are undoubtedly people looking to make a quick buck off...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 18th 2018, 7:22 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

The new design (left) relative to the old, and other big rockets. Existing F9 on the far right.
...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 18th 2018, 4:32 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

The billionaire paying for it, inside the test body segment for the BFS. That's how big it is.
...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 18th 2018, 1:45 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

Website for the trip : https://dearmoon.earth/
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 18th 2018, 1:42 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/680x383/dnvxhz1vsaejzv6_6aba0898fe39c8af2131a07bde4ad33401b9365e.jpg

Here's the journey round the moon.

Artists going with him
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 18th 2018, 1:07 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

Announcement starting now at :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu7WJD8vpAQ

Yusaku Maezawa basically confirmed as the passenger via his instagram posting.
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 17th 2018, 5:16 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

Elon has been tweeting rendered pics ahead of the announcement tomorrow morning (Oz time).
...
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By GarryP

Re: 5.6 Earthquake in southern WA

Interestingly I thought that we have been seeing more 5ish magnitude earthquakes recently, particularly in area away from the usual. So a little research and it appears an increase in earthquake rate...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 17th 2018, 12:09 am
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By GarryP

Re: Age Care Fiasco Revealed

The problem with aged care is the same as other western countries - people live longer (but in poor health), which means the segment of society that's elderly increases and the cost increases with...
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By GarryP

5.6 Earthquake in southern WA

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000hfcw#executive

https://earthquakes.ga.gov.au/

Surprisingly large earthquake for that area
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2018, 7:48 am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,065
Posted By GarryP

Re: London to Sydney

The average UK salary is approximately £27,271 at the moment, so two times average. The average Australian salary is A$82,436 which means on that metric it would be ~A$160k. Mind in Sydney I think...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 14th 2018, 1:01 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/680x383/dna7hzgu8aaxfxc_28fd0e5d4acdbe77b4f17b16ef12ef35ff3caf0b.jpg


SpaceX have just announced that they will be announcing who is their...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 13th 2018, 8:02 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By GarryP

Re: What do you do that your parents did, but thought you never would

In general I don't think I do much that my parents did - but I find I do now have a pair of 'gardening trousers'. Not I hasten to add because I'm a 'gardener', but because having an old, falling...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 10th 2018, 4:31 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,625
Posted By GarryP

Re: Space Space Baby

After some weather delays, launch should be in 15mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apw3xqwsG1U

Rate of launches is slowing down as the payloads seem to be falling off. Starlink launches...
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