Wednesday Forum: October 25, 2018

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  1. DrBeauGan

    Q: What changes have you made in the past five years in your family life to be environmentally conscious?
    A: I’ve always recycled and used smart light bulbs and tried to take short showers.

    The US really needs Chelsea Clinton for president.

  2. Confused Old Misfit

    I do own a pitch fork and a manure fork which has 8 tynes iirc, they will out live me.

    Eight tines!!! That’s for doing some serious shite shifting!

    I found five enough for 250 hogs. 😉

  3. Armadillo

    The Devil pre-dates the invention of the pitch fork. He had a trident. End of discussion.

  4. notafan

    Sinead O’Connor hasn’t been Catholic for eons .
    Last I read she’d ordained herself a priestess.

    Great get for Islam though.

    Complete nutter.

  5. notafan

    Thanks GM.

    What I thought

  6. Confused Old Misfit

    The Devil pre-dates the invention of the pitch fork. He had a trident. End of discussion.

    Which may indicate that he was , despite the protestations of our local priests, deacons and bishops, NOT shoveling shite!

  7. H B Bear

    It may not rival Farmer Jez’s struggles against the forces of nature but today is the first day I have had to water the garden with stuff wilting about the place. Nearly made it to the end of October which isn’t bad for Perth. All the soil is water repellent at the end of winter so there will need to be some follow up work to be done.

  8. Armadillo

    Google images reveals Satan has a trident. If anyone knows, it would be the Google crew.

  9. H B Bear

    Argh into moderation. Any chance you can pick out the naughty word for me Snic? This is about as tame as it gets from me.

  10. jupes

    Great get for Islam though.

    Complete nutter.

    LOL

    Spot on.

  11. Armadillo

    Righto, that’s settled then.

    Next! I have my suspicions that the devil was actually a Sheliah dressed up as a bloke.

  12. RobK

    Eight tines!!! 
    They are pretty close together.

  13. Atoms for Peace

    An old trick with photos is to block out the features below the eyes and look at eyes only. Try that with the Chelsea pic.

  14. Atoms for Peace.

    Some days, the idea of a burqua does work for me.

  15. Armadillo

    How does an openly gay woman get to be converted to a Muslim.

    Whichever Imam is responsible for the service needs to rent a cupboard from Salman Rushdie.

  16. Old School Conservative

    Top Ender, that Daily Mail article on Skinhead O’Connor was the saddest thing I’ve read recently.
    What a totally mixed up woman, and has been so for a long time.

  17. .

    Last I read she’d ordained herself a priestess.

    She could have kept her hair and become a Wiccan.

  18. Armadillo

    She could have kept her hair and become a Wiccan.

    She also could have super glued a feather to her head and declared herself the “Real” Pokahontus.

    It was probably a “toss up”. Poor, sad, demented woman.

  19. .

    Armadillo
    #2849785, posted on October 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Long term share tip: Buy Ancestory.com shares.

    I dunno. Weight loss pills, or get your kids to do medicine and specialise in laparoscopic surgery.

    I saw a Malteasers based “sandwich spread” today.

    FMD society is gonna get fatter and fatter and fatter.

  20. Armadillo

    That or a tattoo removal franchise, Dotty.

  21. old bloke

    Armadillo
    #2849852, posted on October 26, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The Devil pre-dates the invention of the pitch fork. He had a trident. End of discussion.

    The trident was also used by the Levitical priests tending to the sacrifices. Ezekeil’s father, Buzi (or Budi, the “z” and “d” are interchangeable) was a Levitical priest during the Babylonian exile, and he went with five disciples to the Israelites who had been taken earlier in the Assyrian exile, after the Israelites had overthrown Assyria, to teach them the Torah.

    Buzi / Budi’s five disciples were known collectively as the Buddha’s, hence the appearance of the trident in Siddhartha Gautama’s later Buddhist revival.

  22. Old School Conservative

    The SMH jumps on the HSC maths exam bandwagon with a clickbait headline “Hardest question I’ve ever seen” quote – from a student no less.
    Well, numpty, the last question is very hard so that you average students don’t get it and the best students do get additional marks for being correct.

    (Perhaps a little harsh – the exam in question is the top level maths Extension 2. The kid is just being used by the SMH as headline fodder.)

  23. Old School Conservative

    Armadillo
    #2849872, posted on October 26, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    That or a tattoo removal franchise, Dotty.

    There is a well established one in Manly. Must be getting good business.
    Technology is better than the “good old days” when scalpels were used to cut the offending skin and muscle away.

  24. Armadillo

    I’m also surprised that Ancestory hasn’t branched into a “Know your Politician” type product.

    Not so much about blood relations (although that would be incredibly interesting), but also who’s married to who. These bastards all keep their surnames to hide the “connections”. Media and celebrities included.

    I’ll suggest it AFTER I buy a big swag of shares. My Business Plan is brilliant, I’m just too lazy to be bothered implementing it. I’m content to sit back and watch the share price skyrocket, and wait until the ratbags buy it up for big bucks and close it down:)

  25. zyconoclast

    Fake Sydney dentist convicted for performing invasive dental work

    Majid Rahebi was convicted on Friday with falsely representing he was a dentist, and performing invasive procedures including root canal treatments, crowns and tooth extractions after consulting with patients at his business on Fairfield Road in Guildford West.

    Mr Rahebi was registered as a dental technician in Iran and had previously employed Australian-qualified dentists, but began performing the procedures himself when they stopped working for his business, Nine News reported.

  26. Armadillo

    Technology is better than the “good old days” when scalpels were used to cut the offending skin and muscle away.

    Disappointed to hear that. There should be a price to pay for youthful stupidity.

  27. .

    Circle geometry was a little ridiculous in Year 12. I suppose you could rote learn all the different possible questions, but then you’d probably never have learnt integration by parts, improper fractions or curve sketching.

  28. zyconoclast

    A HIV-positive man allegedly paid vulnerable Canberra children for unprotected s3x, a court has heard.

    Police allegedly discovered Robert Glen Sirl, 47, having s3x with a 15-year-old girl when they raided his Gilmore home on Thursday.

  29. cohenite

    It’s added a massive machine, known as a synchronous condenser
    The primary reason for doing that is to keep the Power Factor (cosine of the phase shift angle between voltage and current) better than 0.8 so transmission is kept efficient. Poor P.F. means reactive energy is heating powerlines and tripping breakers. It does also take care of noisey harmonics and other rubbish on the line. It adds what spinning machines do intrinsically for nothing.

    Wind and solar produce direct current which is not compatible with the grid which runs alternating current at 50 hz frequency. That allows for even current flow. Wind and solar have to be converted to grid frequency otherwise appliances and equipment blow up. Wind and solar also excess power because they produce at low demand. Excess power literally has to be bled off from the grid. Wind and solar also produce power in surges which have to be evened out. While all this enormously expensive conversion is going on coal plants have to be kept on to take up the slack when wind and solar are not producing anything which is 80% of the time.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    CNN’s Gregory: The Media Are ‘Not Responsible for Creating a Tone’ Newsbusters.org

    Words fail.

  31. Top Ender

    Well, looks we are going to watch Berlin Syndrome for the night’s viewing.

    Warn us off now please if it’s useless, annoying, or in any way SJW.

  32. mh

    Winx 🐎

    I heard today that Winx ran home the last 600m sectional in the 2000m Turnbull Stakes in sub 33 secs (below 11 seconds for each of the last three 200m sectionals). Quite incredible. Only a seriously crap ride from Bowman could stop the mare from winning a 4th Cox plate.

  33. Mark A

    Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon.

    “[I]f you look through history, where the Church slept, got diverted away from the Gospel, Islam took the advantage and came in. This is what we are seeing in Europe, that the Church is sleeping, and Islam is creeping in… Europe is being Islamized, and it will affect Africa.” — Catholic “

  34. RobK

    Cohenite,
    Most wind plants and all solar PV have inverters to generate AC from DC. Mostly they produce AC at unity Power Factor. This mean that the voltage sine wave is in phase with the amperage sine wave. A very long transmission line is part of the circuit and has a particular capacitance which causes a shift in the timing of the Volts compared to the amperage. A small transmission line tends to have more losses. A rotary condensor is put in line, often some long distance from the source, to reform the reactive power back into active power. The there are forms of sythetic inhertia and automatic capacitors but its hard to beat a synchronous condensor, which is basically a very large salient pole, synchronous motor, free running on line and has a box of tricks adjusting the excitor of the armature which can cause current to lead or lag the voltage. In the above application it purpose is to maximize active power on a busy line. The unspoken point is RE surging on all time scales causes lots of changes in power factor as power flows in different routes and directions. More expense.

  35. Geriatric Mayfly

    Nauru denies Greens senator’s visa

    McKim again. A nasty piece of work when making mischief.

  36. H B Bear

    After rebirthing Commodores with the cousins for a few years root canal work is a piece of cake.

  37. H B Bear

    Greenfilth reduced to undergraduate stunts. A freak show playing to their audience. Still very effective at dragging Peanut Head and the Liars to the Left to try and hold Plibersak and Albosleazy’s seats.

  38. Mark A

    H B Bear
    #2849892, posted on October 26, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    After rebirthing Commodores with the cousins for a few years root canal work is a piece of cake.

    Don’t know how they do it back home, I’m having one done now in Europe.
    Not painful at all (with injections) but it takes weeks.
    I think the dentist is using a chemical compound to kill the nerves. He has to redo it about 3 times, cleaning out the root and re-applying the stuff.

  39. Oh come on

    The ABC is trying to whitewash the past by claiming that Julia Gillard’s catastrophic government will ultimately prove to be on ‘the right side of history’ (such a passive-aggressive description).

  40. Roger

    …root canal work is a piece of cake.

    Never, ever have root canal.

    You’re not meant to have a dead tooth in your jaw simply for cosmetic purposes. It’s a gateway to bacterial infection that leads to bigger problems.

    You’re better off having the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant later.

  41. cohenite

    More expense.

    Vastly more. Thanks RobK; my expertise is not in the engineering of renewables but it is in the cost and increasingly power shortages caused by renewables which will break alarmism and renewables; glad to read any insights you provide.

  42. Jannie

    You’re not meant to have a dead tooth in your jaw simply for cosmetic purposes. It’s a gateway to bacterial infection that leads to bigger problems.

    You’re better off having the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant later.

    Good advice. Get rid if the dead tooth and protect the bone from infection, so the implant has a good foundation.

  43. Mark A

    Roger
    #2849896, posted on October 26, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    …root canal work is a piece of cake.

    Never, ever have root canal.

    You’re not meant to have a dead tooth in your jaw simply for cosmetic purposes. It’s a gateway to bacterial infection that leads to bigger problems.

    You’re better off having the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant later.

    Take your word for it but it’s a bit late for me.
    I didn’t have a diseased or infected tooth, I clean broke it, falling while skiing.
    The root is perfect and the dentist is putting in a stud and a crown on top. Almost like an implant but it’s sitting in the root not in the bone.

    We shall see.

  44. Mark A

    PS, reading up on it, I may not having root canal treatment?

  45. H B Bear

    The ABC is trying to whitewash the past by claiming that Julia Gillard’s catastrophic government will ultimately prove to be on ‘the right side of history’ (such a passive-aggressive description).

    The NDIS isn’t on the right side of history, it will be the end of history. Gillard’s Fabian masterstroke.

  46. H B Bear

    Laksa or pho?

    I’m not sure I can decide. Just had a great pho from the food court behind the pub over the road.

  47. Oh come on

    Haha you went to the Wembley, HB

  48. Infidel Tiger

    Wembley Food Court is always chockers on Friday.

  49. Oh come on

    That place provides ample self-serve cutlery, napkins, plastic cups and wine glasses – and Zimmer frames.

    It’s a pretty crap food court, all things considered – but considering it’s in the western suburbs (eastern-staters, read eastern suburbs), it’s a stand-out.

  50. Oh come on

    Ps. the Indian curry stall is pretty obviously a 457-visa factory. Almost nobody ever buys anything from it.

  51. Mark Bolton

    They do a far better Bánh mì in Girrawheen than they can muster in Vietnam.

  52. Oh come on

    And the Singapore/Malay place there makes crappy laksa. Greasy and meagre. Laksa done well is a glorious dish. As is pho.

  53. Oh come on

    They do a far better Bánh mì in Girrawheen than they can muster in Vietnam.

    The banh mi you can get in Girrawheen is pretty damn awesome. Lots of good eats to be had around that part of Perth. Cheap, too. Don’t leave any valuables in your car, though.

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Wembley Hotel was a fav for Friday frothies growing up.

  55. Oh come on

    Sorright HB, you’d said a while ago that you’re a Wembley denizen. We live a few hundred metres away from each other. Lucky for you I’m not a Grigs sockpuppet.

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wembley Hotel was a fav for Friday frothies growing up.

    Memories of the dreaded “Sunday sessions” at the Wembley, the Ocean Beach Hotel, the North Perth and the Mount Eden Rooms.

  57. Mark Bolton

    Where can one find a decent streetside Laksa? The Vietnamese Restaurant to go to is Hủ Tiếu Mì BẾN TRE.

  58. jupes

    Memories of the dreaded “Sunday sessions” …

    There was nothing to dread about Sunday sessions. They were the highlight of the week.

  59. jupes

    I was sent this no doubt self-serving readers choice awards by the Como hotel.

    Interesting nevertheless that a hotel located in 140 yr old government buildings can be rated so highly.

  60. Mark Bolton

    Jupes, I fear you may have been mislead. If you are not a dog Gobbler like me the only place in Perth that provides sustenance is The Upper Reach.

  61. Crossie

    I saw a Sky News ad today with Davis Speers standing in front of the Parliament House and saying that after working inside this building for that last 20 years … blah, blah, blah and my first thought was no, you did not work in this building, you are a visitor just like everyone else who was not elected or works for someone who was.

    This is the problem with the media, they think they own everything including the legislature and we the voters are in their way.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There was nothing to dread about Sunday sessions. They were the highlight of the week.

    Mmmmm, amateur strip nights at a club, the name of which escapes me, were a hard act to follow. From memory, the cops put an end to the show.

  63. jupes

    Mark dunno what a dog Gobbler is but that place looks pretty good.

  64. Infidel Tiger

    There was nothing to dread about Sunday sessions. They were the highlight of the week.

    Until Monday morning.

    Why did God design the body so that booze tasted best on days before work?

  65. jupes

    This is the problem with the media, they think they own everything including the legislature and we the voters are in their way.

    No Crossie, the media do work in the building. Sky and ABC TV, at least, have studios inside. That’s where Speers works.

  66. Mark Bolton

    ZKTA ever licked a nipple at the White House in Lenora?

  67. Oh come on

    2000s Sunday sessions went to shit. Absolute shit. Queues to entry stretching forever, acres of astroturf and plastic beer cups, shitty FM radio broadcasted live from the venues. Just awful.

  68. Crossie

    Why did God design the body so that booze tasted best on days before work?

    IT, that’s why I don’t drink on Sunday nights.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    3m
    BOOOM. GDP beats expectations. Economy grows 3.5% in the quarter. Personal consumption accelerates to 4.0%!

    And the inflation readings both came in cooler than expected.

    If only there was a man who could show Australia’s politicians the way. If only.

  70. Mark Bolton

    Jupes , just colorfully describing my fondness for Asian food. Upper Reach is special.

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ZKTA ever licked a nipple at the White House in Lenora?

    Inquiring minds want to know more?

  72. jupes

    Wembley Hotel was a fav for Friday frothies growing up.

    Wasn’t that owned by Peter Wilson of West Coast Eagles and Richmond fame?

  73. Mark Bolton

    ZTKA so can I take that response as a negative?

  74. Oh come on

    The Como isn’t bad. Not great, not bad. It’s owned by Woolworths. Make of that what you will.

  75. Pedro the Ignorant

    You poor city dwellers.

    I am just home after a Friday after work pissup being served grog all afternoon by a spectacularly endowed skimpie.

    The lads in hi-vis have ensured that said skimpie will not be short of rent money next week.

    I would tell the story of the bar room shenanigans that prompted the shower of $50 bills, but plod might be monitoring the Cat.

    Good times.

  76. Mark Bolton

    OCO The Commo sucks scrotum .. be frank.

  77. Oh come on

    ever licked a nipple at the White House in Lenora

    Ah the posh Leonora drinking establishment. Had a beer there once. Driven past it several times. I wouldn’t want to pick up there – ever.

  78. Crossie

    No Crossie, the media do work in the building. Sky and ABC TV, at least, have studios inside. That’s where Speers works.

    If that were the case then why doesn’t every media outlet have a studio there? The press gallery is their only rightful place. That these two scored a studio still does not give them any legitimacy only further shows privileges they should not have.

  79. Mark Bolton

    Pedro same sort of goings on in the White House in Leonora. FFS no one tell the gumment what is going on there.

  80. Oh come on

    OCO The Commo sucks scrotum

    Bolts you’re talking bollocks. It’s a pub, not a political affiliation.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    Wasn’t that owned by Peter Wilson of West Coast Eagles and Richmond fame?

    Yep.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would tell the story of the bar room shenanigans that prompted the shower of $50 bills, but plod might be monitoring the Cat.

    Don’t worry, Pedro, we’ll organize a character reference when you have to front the beak…..

    One of the oeuns asked our unit commander for a character reference , when he had to front the civvie courts.

    “I consider this man of excellent character – on the rare occasions when he is sober.”

  83. Mark Bolton

    OCO my involvement with that establishment was preventing drunken Irish (a tautology I know) Earth Scientists getting beaten up by coons on the way back to camp.

  84. Hay Stockard

    There is a new thread…

  85. sdfc

    Wasn’t that owned by Peter Wilson of West Coast Eagles and Richmond fame?

    And one time coach of the mighty Swannies.

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