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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,747
Posted By novaphile
I think you need better Facebook friends. ...

I think you need better Facebook friends.

Hindsight is a fine thing, but I would have responded with:

"Yeah, that's hilarious, how stupid is that person? If their battery in their gas vehicle...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 17th June 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,250
Posted By novaphile
Just looks like a kid wearing a hat with a...

Just looks like a kid wearing a hat with a feather in it to me.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 15th June 2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 167,477
Posted By novaphile
Just looking at the current price of Bitcoin. ...

Just looking at the current price of Bitcoin.

Ouch. That's a lot of value lost.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th June 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By novaphile
Yeah, let's not. Ask the dinosaurs how well...

Yeah, let's not.

Ask the dinosaurs how well that worked out for them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,747
Posted By novaphile
Meanwhile, it's 2022 and I'm still enjoying my...

Meanwhile, it's 2022 and I'm still enjoying my 2014 Mitsubishi PHEV every time I get into it.

:D
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st May 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,791
Posted By novaphile
There's a good opportunity for fortunetelling...

There's a good opportunity for fortunetelling here...

Anyone care to speculate on which Libs will suddenly find a need to 'spend more time with their family' rather than spend the time on the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st May 2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 2,874
Posted By novaphile
In other news Rex Patrick and Nick Xenophon have...

In other news Rex Patrick and Nick Xenophon have managed to halve each other's Senate votes in South Australia, keeping them both out.

Hooray!

The One Notion party looks likely to win a South...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st May 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 2,874
Posted By novaphile
Went to bed happy, woke up happy. Except, I...

Went to bed happy, woke up happy.

Except, I was really hoping the Dutton would lose his seat, I'm still hoping...

On the ABC Simon Birmingham was saying: "We'll have to go back to our roots,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th May 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 11,387
Posted By novaphile
Apologies if I've mentioned this before, but...

Apologies if I've mentioned this before, but through an odd quirk of fate, I used to provide 'security' for a small group of male strippers, and through this, ended up meeting and working with a lot...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th May 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By novaphile
Very interesting. I don't think I ever see...

Very interesting.

I don't think I ever see spam emoticons anywhere, so it's likely that my ISP (and employer) are doing a lot of work to stop that stuff from getting to me.

I do get a lot of...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th May 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 64,249
Posted By novaphile
Disk space is fun. I think our daily log files...

Disk space is fun. I think our daily log files are probably bigger than the sizes you're mentioning.

A lot of our logs cut over hourly to prevent the files from becoming unmanageable. (Especially...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th May 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 64,249
Posted By novaphile
Yeah, the number of people never matches the...

Yeah, the number of people never matches the number of kilograms, unless you're talking about pretty small people. Take me for example, 120 kg, There's heaps of people on my floor that are taller,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th May 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,953
Posted By novaphile
In Australia, part of the solution would be...

In Australia, part of the solution would be banning foreign nationals and corporations from purchasing residential real estate.

Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would benefit from a really severe...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,791
Posted By novaphile
Yay! I've voted, fourth in line at the booth. ...

Yay! I've voted, fourth in line at the booth.

However, I foolishly just followed the electoral commission's instructions to the nearest polling booth, which, as it turns out, is outside of my...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 12th May 2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 64,249
Posted By novaphile
Makes sense I guess, they've been having to...

Makes sense I guess, they've been having to distinguish between Microsoft Explorer and Microsoft Internet Explorer for a long time.

(Note that people would usually say 'Explorer' and 'Internet...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 12th May 2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 167,477
Posted By novaphile
Well done gnome! I heard that in Hodor's...

Well done gnome!

I heard that in Hodor's voice, I hope that was your intention.

The only thing that saved my keyboard was the lack of coffee in my mouth at that instant.

:thumbsup: :D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,371
Posted By novaphile
Yes... I'm not saying that time dialation...

Yes...

I'm not saying that time dialation does not occur due to the presence of mass or velocity.

I'm saying that it doesn't demonstrate that there is more than one 'present'.

Something...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,371
Posted By novaphile
I've had a look at the examples given about...

I've had a look at the examples given about frames of reference, i.e. the train etc.

They do not appear to demonstrate what they claim to demonstrate.

i.e. Event A occurs at different times in...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 30th April 2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 64,249
Posted By novaphile
Yeah, that will be Active Directory. For...

Yeah, that will be Active Directory.

For some reason AD domains are described in terms of trees and forests.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 30th April 2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By novaphile
I have a similar problem with Google on an...

I have a similar problem with Google on an Android phone, frequently.

I'll type some very specific search terms, and find that they've been auto-incorrected while I'm typing.

It typically...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th April 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,307
Posted By novaphile
It may also depend on the place that sells tyres...

It may also depend on the place that sells tyres to you.

Mine does free balance, wear and alignment checks at periodic intervals.

So far they have never found an issue.

(Side note, I lust...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th April 2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,307
Posted By novaphile
Yes, but it is manageable complexity. I have...

Yes, but it is manageable complexity.

I have a TPMS in my car, and it's very easy to move the tyres to different locations on the display after you've had the tyres rotated.

You identify the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd April 2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,829
Posted By novaphile
The worst thing is the survivor's guilt. As...

The worst thing is the survivor's guilt.

As a teenager, I was sitting on the platform, waiting for a train to pull in.

There was a girl sitting nearby, and I was trying to summon up the nerve...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd April 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,747
Posted By novaphile
Mine just had its annual service on Friday. ...

Mine just had its annual service on Friday.

Still on the original brakes, still showing no detectable sign of wear on the pads.

The car was built in 2014 and I've been driving it since 2015.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd April 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 78,747
Posted By novaphile
The usual reason is under-inflation of the tyres....

The usual reason is under-inflation of the tyres.

My car is 800kg heavier than the diesel version and consequently I have to keep the tyres pumped up to 41 psi.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd April 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By novaphile
Not 3D printing but... While wandering...

Not 3D printing but...

While wandering around the design museum in London in 2001 (as one does) I found myself looking at an exhibit of design award winners.

The most interesting one was the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st April 2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,791
Posted By novaphile
The highlight of the week for me, was Scummo...

The highlight of the week for me, was Scummo saying that Newstart recipients get $46 dollars per WEEK and he thought that was sufficient.

After he was called out for his mistake, he stated that he...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st April 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,829
Posted By novaphile
In my mother's case, it was a response to the...

In my mother's case, it was a response to the medication diazepam (Valium in Australia).

She'd been very tired, and run-down from the effects of fibromyaligia (but it was 20 or so years later that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th April 2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 8,160
Posted By novaphile
You asking other people to not make **** up? ...

You asking other people to not make **** up?

That's ******* priceless!

Pot calling kettle, pot calling kettle...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 16th April 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By novaphile
Hiya, a couple of things... 1. Memory sticks...

Hiya, a couple of things...

1. Memory sticks work in pairs and they must be identical pairs.
2. Graphic cards can use a lot of power. You need to look up the graphics card and bump up the power...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th April 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,966
Posted By novaphile
I've seen ball lightning exactly twice and there...

I've seen ball lightning exactly twice and there is no way that I would have been able to photograph it. It's just too fast. Of course if I'd seen one strolling down the road, there'd be an...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd April 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By novaphile
Putting on the really high quality clothing and...

Putting on the really high quality clothing and boots that you found in the basement of the old building.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st March 2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,431
Posted By novaphile
And Dyson have publicly claimed that it is not a...

And Dyson have publicly claimed that it is not a prank.

I thought the company had jumped the shark with the air-blade and hair-iron, apparently there is more jumping to go...

Still waiting for...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st March 2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,431
Posted By novaphile
Hmm... I wonder what the date is? Did the...

Hmm... I wonder what the date is?

Did the Guardian just ruin an April fool's prank by running it early?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th March 2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,256
Posted By novaphile
I've not seen anything that says that GR requires...

I've not seen anything that says that GR requires a big bang.

Perhaps you're thinking of something else?

GR works for a steady state universe, a growing universe and a shrinking universe.

I...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 24th March 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By novaphile
Add in LiveStreaming external cameras to a remote...

Add in LiveStreaming external cameras to a remote server...

Cameras are so bandwidth hungry, I run mine on a separate network.
(And they don't stream video to the outside world)

The system...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th March 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,791
Posted By novaphile
According to the radio news this morning, Labor...

According to the radio news this morning, Labor has won one less seat than the famous "Rannslide".

Current count shows:
Labor 27
Liberals 16
Everyone else 4

The former Premier is now slated...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd March 2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,406
Posted By novaphile
WTF? I'm not going to gift a dickhead with an...

WTF? I'm not going to gift a dickhead with an item that I need that costs hundreds of dollars.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd March 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,406
Posted By novaphile
Please oh please oh please oh please let it be a...

Please oh please oh please oh please let it be a punt gun.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th March 2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,803
Posted By novaphile
To be clearer... Agile says "Do whatever...

To be clearer...

Agile says "Do whatever documentation is necessary" an SDM says:

If you want to document X, here is an example.

You never, ever have to waste time wondering how or what...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th March 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,803
Posted By novaphile
No it's not. If you think it's an SDM that just...

No it's not. If you think it's an SDM that just means that you don't know what an SDM is.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th March 2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,060
Posted By novaphile
Note that getting rid of people over 80 may also...

Note that getting rid of people over 80 may also affect the availability of baby-sitters, resulting in less people being able to work and spend money during leisure time.

I'm also fairly sure that...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th March 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,803
Posted By novaphile
As long as you understand that Agile is a project...

As long as you understand that Agile is a project management method for allocating work, it's fine.

If you think it's a systems development methodology, then you're smoking crack.

And I say...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th March 2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By novaphile
Private individuals have jobs and can work from...

Private individuals have jobs and can work from home.

Private individuals can have hobbies.

I was stunned recently to hear that animation studios in Sydney exchange data by carrying hard drives...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th March 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,126
Posted By novaphile
FTFY. I'm assuming that the ambulance would...

FTFY.

I'm assuming that the ambulance would arrive before the blood dried, but I may be giving too much credit there...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th March 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,791
Posted By novaphile
Oh! Forgot to mention... A bombshell was...

Oh! Forgot to mention...

A bombshell was dropped during the coverage last night by the Liberal representative on the panel on the ABC (Vicky Chapman).

All of the Covid response in South...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th March 2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,791
Posted By novaphile
I was joking about the door hitting Peter...

I was joking about the door hitting Peter Marshall on the way out, but it turns out that his seat is now at risk.

This is pretty astonishing. Another safe Liberal seat (Davenport IIRC) has already...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th March 2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By novaphile
I hope you're joking... I'm astonished at...

I hope you're joking...

I'm astonished at the number of people that seem to believe that the internet is just for play.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th March 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,791
Posted By novaphile
Yay! It's election day here in SA. I already...

Yay! It's election day here in SA.

I already have my election telecast snacks in place...

I'm hoping that Steven Marshall gets hit on the arse by the door as he leaves...

I was impressed...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 13th March 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,802
Posted By novaphile
Druze maybe? ...

Druze maybe?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze
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