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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,757
Posted By arthwollipot
How do you like those socialist government...

How do you like those socialist government handouts now, DeSantis?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,620
Posted By arthwollipot
Checkmite never said "all".

Checkmite never said "all".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,620
Posted By arthwollipot
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woke

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woke
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,620
Posted By arthwollipot
It is a fact.

It is a fact.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,620
Posted By arthwollipot
#336 is an observation that the word has already...

#336 is an observation that the word has already been taken by the conservatives. It in no way constitutes handing it to them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,620
Posted By arthwollipot
I don't think anyone's handing conservatives...

I don't think anyone's handing conservatives these words. I think conservatives are taking them without permission.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,001
Posted By arthwollipot
Gee, I wonder why?

Gee, I wonder why?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,389
Posted By arthwollipot
There's a difference, I think, between "secret"...

There's a difference, I think, between "secret" and "private".
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 29th September 2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 657,625
Posted By arthwollipot
CSIRO expedition voyage to unexplored underwater...

CSIRO expedition voyage to unexplored underwater mountains and sea floor around Australia's Indian Ocean Territories (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-30/nt-voyage-to-the-unknown/101488106)

I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,818
Posted By arthwollipot
Is it really that hard to just not use a word...

Is it really that hard to just not use a word when asked not to?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th September 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 63,857
Posted By arthwollipot
The latest instalment of this excellent visual...

The latest instalment of this excellent visual strategic overview of the war, covering the first half of September and the Ukrainian counteroffensive (which never happened):

gJRjKuss_Co
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By arthwollipot
Almost a third of Indigenous AFL athletes and...

Almost a third of Indigenous AFL athletes and players of colour experienced racism, survey finds...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 28th September 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 86,606
Posted By arthwollipot
This is old, and in a few instances a little...

This is old, and in a few instances a little outdated (most service desks no longer allow drop-ins), but it still hits the mark pretty hard. Spoilered for length:

Memo from IT Department:

*...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By arthwollipot
What's shocking is that it was so blatant and it...

What's shocking is that it was so blatant and it went on for so long without being called out.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th September 2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,176
Posted By arthwollipot
Since the storm is about 140 miles wide, I would...

Since the storm is about 140 miles wide, I would expect so.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th September 2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,176
Posted By arthwollipot
Looks like Ian is going to hit Canaveral near...

Looks like Ian is going to hit Canaveral near dead-on (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/28/hurricane-ian-millions-florida-path-deadly-cyclone), so yeah they're going to be pulling the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,620
Posted By arthwollipot
That's not what's being asked for. As usual,...

That's not what's being asked for. As usual, someone has taken a general set of guidelines and tried to apply them to a specific situation.

Look, I have specified my pronouns, right there under my...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 63,857
Posted By arthwollipot
Does anyone know how much tritium sells for on...

Does anyone know how much tritium sells for on the black market?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By arthwollipot
Yeah I'm not a fan of AFL, but I am even more not...

Yeah I'm not a fan of AFL, but I am even more not a fan of racism. This is absolutely disgusting.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st September 2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 86,606
Posted By arthwollipot
Yeah I've worked with some pretty loud bellends...

Yeah I've worked with some pretty loud bellends too.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st September 2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 86,606
Posted By arthwollipot
We have no authority over that.

We have no authority over that.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
How about this for a peace plan: Russia...

How about this for a peace plan:

Russia withdraws to its pre-2014 borders, ceases meddling in the affairs of other countries, Donbas and Crimea are returned to Ukraine, Russia pays reparations to...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st September 2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 86,606
Posted By arthwollipot
I really, really wish it were feasible to stop...

I really, really wish it were feasible to stop accepting jobs by email.

90% of my on-hold followups are for incidents that were submitted by email with insufficient information to troubleshoot, or...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 12:15 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
Well, yeah, if you just give me your lunch money...

Well, yeah, if you just give me your lunch money I'll stop punching you in the face.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 63,857
Posted By arthwollipot
Partial mobilisation. Great.

Partial mobilisation. Great.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,802
Posted By arthwollipot
We have both groups in large numbers here, but...

We have both groups in large numbers here, but they seem to get along okay. Maybe our Australian laid-back-ness has rubbed off on them a bit.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th September 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 82,201
Posted By arthwollipot
Like Mars. NASA's James Webb Telescope...

Like Mars.

NASA's James Webb Telescope captures its first pictures of Mars despite challenges posed by 'extreme brightness'...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
Not only would Putin enthusiastically agree to...

Not only would Putin enthusiastically agree to the proposed terms, he would also be thrilled to bits that you think you came up with them yourself.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
Putin would enthusiastically agree to such terms.

Putin would enthusiastically agree to such terms.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,389
Posted By arthwollipot
Thank you. That was an autocorrect (why?) that...

Thank you. That was an autocorrect (why?) that went unnoticed.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th September 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By arthwollipot
I've been to Lake Taupo, during a school band...

I've been to Lake Taupo, during a school band tour of the North Island in the 80s. It was absolutely beautiful. The water was the clearest I've ever seen.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th September 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,389
Posted By arthwollipot
There's a scene in an old war movie - might have...

There's a scene in an old war movie - might have been Patton, I can't remember - where both American and British forces are moving into a captured city. The Americans are blaring out their Sousa...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 20th September 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 157,415
Posted By arthwollipot
In the same way that bald is a hairstyle.

In the same way that bald is a hairstyle.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 63,857
Posted By arthwollipot
So, "Childlike Empress", what is the average life...

So, "Childlike Empress", what is the average life expectancy of a Russian soldier in Ukraine? Any idea?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
Like I said, this is exactly what Russia is...

Like I said, this is exactly what Russia is demanding, and therefore would constitute complete surrender and capitulation. You are not neutral. This is not a middle ground. This is Russian ground.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th September 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,001
Posted By arthwollipot
More and more of Morrison's corruption is...

More and more of Morrison's corruption is revealed.

Scott Morrison’s secretive cabinet committee of one had hundreds of meetings, FOI documents suggest...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th September 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By arthwollipot
Taupō Volcano

New Zealand raises volcano alert level for Lake Taupo after 700 small earthquakes are detected (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-20/new-zealand-raises-volcano-alert-lake-taupo/101458576)

I saw...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th September 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 63,857
Posted By arthwollipot
So how is that counterattack that was never going...

So how is that counterattack that was never going to happen doing?

Russia no longer has full control of Luhansk region after Ukraine captures village...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th September 2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,211
Posted By arthwollipot
Moves as smooth as silk: scientists uncover...

Moves as smooth as silk: scientists uncover Australian ant-slayer spider’s hunting secrets...
Forum: Welcome! 19th September 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,373
Views: 1,406,894
Posted By arthwollipot
I hope you can find time to have a poke around in...

I hope you can find time to have a poke around in threads other than Forumvision! :thumbsup:
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 19th September 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 157,415
Posted By arthwollipot
This was one of mine too. What is more likely -...

This was one of mine too. What is more likely - that 399,000 religions are wrong and one is right, or that 400,000 religions are wrong?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th September 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
Then why are you advocating for complete...

Then why are you advocating for complete Ukrainian surrender and capitulation? That's not "somewhere in the middle", that's firmly on the Russian side.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,389
Posted By arthwollipot
It starts at about 8pm here, which I will just be...

It starts at about 8pm here, which I will just be home in time for.

I'll be watching Colbert.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th September 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 191,353
Posted By arthwollipot
Nah, but if I lose what was originally only a...

Nah, but if I lose what was originally only a hundred bucks (and is now forty) I won't be too upset. :D
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th September 2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 191,353
Posted By arthwollipot
Probably because my portfolio contains both ETH...

Probably because my portfolio contains both ETH and BTC, I guess? I don't know. I just open Coinbase and see how much value I have.

When I say that it hasn't changed substantially, it's down about...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th September 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 191,353
Posted By arthwollipot
The value of my ETH portfolio hasn't changed...

The value of my ETH portfolio hasn't changed substantially.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th September 2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,271
Posted By arthwollipot
Meanwhile, MOXIE...

Meanwhile, MOXIE (https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/moxie/) has been quietly succeeding in every test run. Concept proved. We can make oxygen from atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th September 2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 86,606
Posted By arthwollipot
We still technically provide a fax over IP...

We still technically provide a fax over IP function on our network. I am 90% certain that 0% of people use it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th September 2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
This does nothing to dispel the fact that it is a...

This does nothing to dispel the fact that it is a propaganda arm of the government.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th September 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,484
Posted By arthwollipot
Scotland's situation with regards to the United...

Scotland's situation with regards to the United Kingdom is quite different from Crimea's situation with regards to Ukraine. Scotland is a (kinda sorta) independent country within the United Kingdom,...
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