Tuesday Forum: August 4, 2020

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce in WA
    #3536510, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm
    Leigh Lowe

    I took my post last night from here, when it was first posted.

    It looks now to have been amended/edited this a.m. to clarify that it’s just bullshit speculation by the reporter.

    I’m shocked!
    The j’isms at news.com.au just making shit up.

  2. Sinc can restrict commentary on certain topics concerning Spud (probably solely to avoid a barrage of emails and phone calls from the silly old fart).

    You have a vivid imagination.
    The only time I have emailed Sinc was to send him pieces to publish.
    I have never phoned him.
    More Catallaxy mythology….

  3. duncanm

    There have been instances of Ammonium Nitrate exploding when exposed to fire and other materials (Aluminium & other metals, diesel, etc) for lengthy periods of time… remember the truck in Charleville ? It made a pretty big hole.

    And that was what, 50x less material ? (53 tonnes, not 2500).

    the report

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    That survey simply reinforces the reality that the Right (especially the far-Right) are essentially paranoid.

    Numbers, I know of many people who have been fired for their modestly right wing views. Like Dr. Ridd and Israel Folau. Views so ordinary they wouldn’t’ve been noteworthy 20 years ago.

    I know of no lefties who have been fired for their views.

    Is it fair to put someone with a family and kids out of work for illegitimate political reasons? The Left does it all the time.

    50 Percent of ‘Very Liberal’ Americans Say Trump Donors Should Be Fired from Jobs (31 Jul)

  5. rickw

    Victoria Stage 5 revealed

    Dan loves being a dictator….

  6. Struth.

    That survey simply reinforces the reality that the Right (especially the far-Right) are essentially paranoid.
    Lower brain fear is what drives them, that’s why they are collectively gun wankers, bigoted against anyone who looks a bit different, and are afraid to embrace universal suffrage.
    It also explains why they are attracted to authoritarian leadership (Trump, Bolsonaro, etc, in the mould of Hitler and Mussolini).

    You’re right.
    I finally get it.
    Let me sincerely apologise for the right wing extremists burning looting and killing in the streets of Portland, Minneapolis, and many other US cities.
    For all the right wingers giving death threats to those who don’t follow left wing woke bullshit.
    For all the extreme right wingers in Universities shutting down free speech and screaming at people like Petina Arndt and Milo, to those right wing egg chuckers against pollies and for all the right race baiters.
    To all …..and so on it goes.
    To those right wingers who say incoherently racist things like death to whites and only whites can be racist, blah blah.

    Jeeees, I’ll stop there the list would be longer than one of my morning rants.

  7. Struth.

    But don’t let me forget to apologise for the right wing Dan Andrews………………………………..

  8. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Melbourne University epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely told news.com.au he didn’t think there was a stage 5, at least not that he knew of, but he did think authorities could further tweak current restrictions.

    After identifying his wishlist (no doubt soon to adopted in full by the Emir of Disasterstan), the perfesser then goes on to make the following astonishing observation:

    Blakely said he didn’t think measures such as forcing people to wear masks in their homes would be likely even though it would probably help to bring down infections.

    Hey, perfesser, care to speculate as to how such a “measure” might be enforced, you irredeemable fascist lunatic?

  9. Cassie of Sydney

    “You have a vivid imagination.”

    LOL….so writes someone who claims to have received a “few phoned death threats“!

  10. duncanm

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3536337, posted on August 5, 2020 at 11:29 am

    The Beirut explosion is a Richter 3.3 on the USGS site, but it was an unconstrained surface blast.

    The Qld truck was 2.1, and that was only 50 tonne of the stuff.

  11. Rex Anger

    That survey simply reinforces the reality that the Right (especially the far-Right) are essentially paranoid.
    Lower brain fear is what drives them, that’s why they are collectively gun wankers, bigoted against anyone who looks a bit different, and are afraid to embrace universal suffrage.
    It also explains why they are attracted to authoritarian leadership (Trump, Bolsonaro, etc, in the mould of Hitler and Mussolini).

    Sinc! Sinc! IamPeter’s hacked Numbers’ account!

    That’s a legit No, U! from IamTheParanoidRandroid! Totally not the other troll’s bloviations eructating from an insufferable sense of Marxist superiority and misplaced guilt from once being forced by an evil colonising army to aggressively and unprovokedly shoot at one’s fellow travellers.

    (Gosh I hope Petey’s washed his hands well afterwards. Sock-puppeting is such a dirty business…)

  12. thefrollickingmole

    That survey simply reinforces the reality that the Right (especially the far-Right) are essentially paranoid.

    So if we go by the chap dismissing the claims of left wing groupthink/conservatives being silenced…

    820 divided by 10 into a % = about .8%

    .8% of academics in the UK are conservative?

    I wonder why?
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/cardiff-university-students-conservatives-tory-general-election-a9248701.html
    Cardiff University lecturers have been criticised by students for suggesting people who vote Conservative are “vermin” and lack a “social conscience”.

  13. There have been instances of Ammonium Nitrate exploding when exposed to fire and other materials

    Charleville wasn’t the only one.
    There was another one near Taroom in September 1972, but this one killed three.
    I was on the road back from Charleville on the Friday when the Angelina Creek explosion occurred, and passed the truck earlier, going in the opposite direction.
    It was fortunate that it went bang where it did.
    It could have just as easily have happened in James Street Toowoomba before we had a bypass.

  14. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I was on the road back from Charleville on the Friday when the Angelina Creek explosion occurred, and passed the truck earlier, going in the opposite direction.

    Of course you did.

  15. Cassie of Sydney

    “Struth.
    #3536523, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:22 pm”

    Well said Struth…and let’s not forget ..

    1. Andrew Bolt….viciously attacked in broad daylight by far-leftists…note that Victorian police are yet to arrest anyone for that assault.

    2. Tony Abbott…viciously head butted and assaulted in broad daylight…and all the far-left progressives spent hours on Twitter laughing about it.

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    “It was fortunate that it went bang where it did.”

    Geez..he’s our very own low IQ Forrest Gump.

  17. Infidel Tiger King

    Stage 5:

    All human interactions must be interpretive dance.

    All food must be sourced online from the Coolies frozen section on a Tuesday.

    Masks must also be worn on genitals.

  18. Rex Mango

    I was on the road back from Canberra on the Friday when the Berlin Wall came down.

  19. thefrollickingmole

    Caught a little of the human colon spewing its crap on their ABC this morning.
    Jay “Turbotaxhoover” Wetherill doing his best gimmiegrants impression on how childcare needs to be “free’.

    In it the irritated polyp barfed out a line about “government has had to intervene twice to prop up childcare since corona started, this proves private childcare models are a failure”.

    So there we have it, not being able to run your business when government forces it to close/restrict or otherwise be rooted to death is proof of the failure of capitalism.
    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/jay-weatherill-says-now-is-the-time-to-make-free-childcare-perm/12523202

    I think in the spirit of things the government must give Twiggys (its his foundation paying for that shit) business the same tender barbed cock of satan love the childcare industry is enjoying.

    https://www.minderoo.org/thrive-by-five/

  20. Chris

    Leigh Lowe
    #3536358, posted on August 5, 2020 at 11:42 am
    Victoria Police Commissioner Shane Patton said it was “disappointing to hear someone saying they’re going to deliberately flaunt the directions”.

    It is “flout” Shane.
    Not “flaunt”.
    Unless there is a state embargo on good grammar.

    I looked it up in an online dictionary just in case. Some references seem to redefine words so they mean whatever the politically correct writer hoped they meant when they misused the word.

    Macquarie Dictionary supporting the Lying Slapper for instance.

  21. Anyone who thinks 2/3 year olds need state institutionalisation is a commie and they can BTFO.

  22. Chris

    Caught a little of the human colon spewing its crap on their ABC this morning.
    Jay “Turbotaxhoover” Wetherill doing his best gimmiegrants impression on how childcare needs to be “free’.

    In it the irritated polyp barfed out a line about “government has had to intervene twice to prop up childcare since corona started, this proves private childcare models are a failure”.

    So there we have it, not being able to run your business when government forces it to close/restrict or otherwise be rooted to death is proof of the failure of capitalism.

    Love your work frollicking!

  23. Leigh Lowe

    I am old school Chris.
    Oxford dictionary published last century plus a copy of Bill Bryson’s “Troublesome Words” are my go-to references.

  24. Entropy

    thefrollickingmole
    #3536501, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    Fun fact: UQ does not have mining engineering as a major.

    Seriously?
    Thats pretty lame, or does WA school of mines snaffle them all up so there is no point?

    From what I am led to believe it is the kiddies weren’t enrolling in mining majors. More keen on mechanical and bioengineering apparently.

  25. thefrollickingmole

    Video of Wangs farter giving him advice as a child, 2020 colourised.

  26. Entropy

    Melbourne University epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely told news.com.au he didn’t think there was a stage 5, at least not that he knew of, but he did think authorities could further tweak current restrictions.

    its a double secret level 5.

  27. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Jay “Turbotaxhoover” Wetherill

    Ah yes, good ol’ Gerrymander Jay Weatherdill, yet another unflushable turd blighting public life.

    Was he the one who got beaten with a newspaper by a cuck who discovered GJW was bonking his American woife?

    Damn, wrong corruptocrat.

  28. Mater

    I’m not, but it doesn’t surprise me that you made up that I am. He is happy to disclose everything he can about another commenter, but when that commenter queries his bona fides he goes all coy and defensive.

    Tell me, genius. What have I disclosed about Bob, or issues have I raised, that he didn’t first disclose Or introduce first?

    I have merely fact checked his very own statements. See if you can prove me wrong.

  29. Struth.

    Did we hear the police Comm say it, or is it just the nearest sounding word the journalist knows?

  30. Wetherill is seriously proposing for the first 22+ years of someone’s life, that they are parented by and spend more time with the state rather than their own parents.

    This is so seriously messed up it ought to lead to him being punted tomorrow.

    Alas, no.

    The only teaching moment stubborn Aussies will face is decades of full blown communism.

  31. Some History

    Some light relief in a difficult circumstance

    Arnold Schwarzenegger sings “The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies.

    Orl ay nid iss de ear det ay brith unt to larv yoo

    Orl ay nid iss de ear det ay brith unt to larv yoo

  32. Fisky

    Looks like a Chinese joint venture partner has seized control of a UK semi-conductor firm’s production there. This kind of thing happens all the time.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/arm-conflict-china-complicates-acquisition-prospects-2020-8

    UK-based chip designer Arm appears to no longer be in control of its joint-venture business unit, Arm China. In May, Arm fired Allen Wu, the head of Arm China, but Wu refused to acknowledge the decision and has continued overseeing operations of the business unit, according to Bloomberg.

    Arm China also reportedly won’t let members of the UK parent entity onto its premises. Last week, Arm China issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to “empowering the foundation of China’s semiconductor industry.” Meanwhile Arm has attempted to exude a calm and confident air, telling Nikkei Asian Review: “The Arm China board is working closely with government authorities to peacefully resolve the current issue and ensure Allen Wu is unable to commit further harmful or disruptive actions.”

    The internal strife between Arm and Arm China signals a further bifurcation of semiconductor supply chains, as part of a proxy battle between US-aligned nations and China. Arm controls 49% of Arm China; the remaining 51% of the company is owned by Chinese interests, per Nikkei Asian Review.

    If it fully cuts ties with its UK counterpart, Arm China could ensure that it maintains the ability to supply semiconductor architecture licenses to China-based companies. The company may perceive this ability to be under threat, considering the US’ recent attempts to cut China-based companies off from critical suppliers such as Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Arm China’s IP could be used by the likes of Huawei and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), as China attempts to prop up a self-sufficient semiconductor supply chain.

    A grim warning to business wanting to “engage” with China.

  33. MatrixTransform

    love this turn of phrase which had all but disappeared thirty years ago.

    does it hurt when you bang yr forehead on the floor like that ?

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Tell me, genius. What have I disclosed about Bob, or issues have I raised, that he didn’t first disclose Or introduce first?

    Indeed.
    He comes here to generate traffic for his sad little blog, and possibly sell some of the 1,000’s of copies of “Jigaboo in the Jungle” stored in the garage beside the MX5 “sports” car.
    Therefore, he necessarily has to expose his identity to achieve that end, so it is no act of bravery.
    What was unexpected for him was coming here and spouting bullshit which he totally didn’t expect to be fact-checked.
    What is strange is that he continues to do it despite being knocked over on a daily basis.

  35. What we need is the girls from that excellent series Charmed on the beat. Coronavirus gone with a wave of the wand.

  36. I looked it up in an online dictionary just in case. Some references seem to redefine words so they mean whatever the politically correct writer hoped they meant when they misused the word.

    I’m with LL, & use a dead tree and somewhat heavy copy of Oxford Dictionary.
    The definitions within don’t mysteriously change overnight – nor do they swing with the prevailing SJW emotional-heartache-du-jour.

    Macquarie is bullshit at the best of times – the definitions within are complete horseshit.

  37. MatrixTransform

    just issued my Work Permit:

    I declare that the Employer has taken all reasonable steps to avoid the necessity for the Employee to attend the Work Premises, but the Employer has determined that it is not reasonably practicable for the Employee to work from the premises at which the Employee ordinarily resides and the attendance of the Employee at the Work Premises is required for the provision of a Permitted Service of:

    Fixing all sorts of shit in buildings when they don’t work properly ie life safety systems, aircon, hot water, fresh air, heating, cooling, power distribution, backup generation. Mostly computer stuff, you probably have no idea that this employee’s role even exists.
    Basically, if he’s going to site it’s because something that needs to work, aint working and nobody else has a clue how to fix it.

  38. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Here we go (again):

    LIVE: MORONAVIRUS CRISIS
    Man in 30s among 15 new Disasterstanian deaths
    Dunderhead Dan Xi Man tells of Disasterstan’s grim new record with 725 cases and a growing deadlee yaged care crisis.

  39. Gab

    One journalist as this mornings Dan ‘I, I, I’ session dared to ask if the man in his 30s had underlying conditions. I think the ”journalists” are shit scared of Dictator Dan.

  40. Leigh Lowe

    I think the ”journalists” are shit scared of Dictator Dan.

    That is because he is both vicious and viscous.

  41. Neil

    Wetherill is seriously proposing for the first 22+ years of someone’s life, that they are parented by and spend more time with the state rather than their own parents.

    Also i worry about how good idea the new heath packages to look after older people are. The concept appears good. Give older people money so they can stay in their own homes longer rather than move into an old peoples home.

    But shouldn’t children be looking after their parents rather than the State? If the State is looking after Mum and Dad it would just encourage some children not to see and look after their parents

  42. Entropy

    I believe SoftBank want to sell Arm. Maybe these Arm China shenanigans is why.

    Arm is actually very well placed as Arm based SOCs like those in your iPhone are getting to the point they could outperform x86 from intel and AMD. I am not sure what licence arrangements Apple and Qualcomm (the two Arm based manufacturers that matter atm) but if I was intel I would be very keen if it could get around any pesky regulatory limitations in a purchase.

  43. rickw

    Government Emergency Powers:

    The idea that Government and Bureacrats can make one size fits all decisions which are better than The Peoples millions of tailored individual decisions.

  44. Dr Faustus

    Victorian covid is tumbling out a range of exciting new terms:

    Permitted worker: a person allowed out of the ghetto to perform a function useful to the state;

    Intimate partner: a person formerly known as a shag, soon to be defined as a ‘permitted intimate partner’;

    Common sense: (as in: “It’s not defined, you have to use your common sense”) – an invitation to pay $4,957 fine when the Staatspolizei disagrees with you.

    Exciting times.

  45. Infidel Tiger King

    Australia will not ban social media platform Tiktok after security agencies found the Chinese company did not pose serious national security concerns.

    The Australian government is still looking at ways to manage privacy and security risks posed by social media companies such as TikTok and WeChat, but has decided any kind of ban or country-wide restrictions on the applications are not warranted on national security grounds.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday morning the Australian government had had a “good look” at whether to ban apps such as TikTok and concluded there was “no reason for us to restrict those applications at this point”.

    But he warned there were still risks that personal data could be sent back to Beijing.

    Same people that rolled out Coid Safe App.

    Such a weak dodge. Scomo knows that it’s irrelevant what we do. Once the US bans Tik Tok the whole app ceases to exist.

  46. rickw

    UK-based chip designer Arm appears to no longer be in control of its joint-venture business unit, Arm China. In May, Arm fired Allen Wu, the head of Arm China, but Wu refused to acknowledge the decision and has continued overseeing operations of the business unit, according to Bloomberg.

    Looks like they have as much control as IBM had over their German Subsidiary Dehomag.

    (Hollerith punchcard machines that sorted census data into lists….)

  47. Herodotus

    People with a cervix?
    I suppose cervixens would not be acceptable.

  48. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Intimate partner: a person formerly known as a shag, soon to be defined as a ‘permitted intimate partner’

    Faustus, “permitted comfort unit” may be considered more “inclusive” (covers non human and/or inanimate intimate objects, e.g. a sheep, a plastic doll or a fence post).

  49. More good work by the ICIJ.

    Russian oligarchs have bought and sold multimillion dollar works of art while evading U.S. sanctions, according to a U.S. Senate report that urges reform of the secretive, high-end art market.

    The bipartisan report reveals how Russian billionaire brothers, Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, moved millions of dollars around the world through offshore companies, even while U.S. institutions were banned from doing business with them.

    The report, which draws heavily on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Panama Papers investigation, was released on Wednesday by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

  50. Fisky

    Australia will not ban social media platform Tiktok after security agencies found the Chinese company did not pose serious national security concerns.

    From Reuters

    Under the proposed deal, Microsoft said it would take over TikTok’s operations in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It said it would ensure that all private data of TikTok’s American users is transferred to and remains in the United States.

  51. Dr Faustus

    Faustus, “permitted comfort unit” may be considered more “inclusive” (covers non human and/or inanimate intimate objects, e.g. a sheep, a plastic doll or a fence post).

    Christ. Just like that, the Andrews feldgendarmerie is onto my unforgivable non-inclusiveness. Hopefully the border restrictions means there is no extradition from Queensland.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle:

    That’s, what, 3000 tonnes worth of ANFO-to-be? I can see why certain locals, who just so happen to run the Lebanese government right now, might want to store 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate ready for various um, uses.

    It all comes down to the mass invasion by the RoP over running a Christian nation.
    It’s been all downhill faster than a plunging elevator since then.

  53. I was on a road trip around South Africa and got to congratulate LT’s Chard and Bromhead at Rorkes Drift. Unfortunately my camera was not working so could not take a selfie to prove it.

    Rex Mango
    #3536541, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm
    I was on the road back from Canberra on the Friday when the Berlin Wall came down.

  54. Speedbox

    Entropy
    #3536548, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:49 pm
    thefrollickingmole
    #3536501, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    Fun fact: UQ does not have mining engineering as a major.

    Seriously?
    Thats pretty lame, or does WA school of mines snaffle them all up so there is no point?

    From what I am led to believe it is the kiddies weren’t enrolling in mining majors. More keen on mechanical and bioengineering apparently.

    Just asked my daughter who is studying Civil Engineering at UQ and she said that yes, Mining Engineering is available but was a very low enrollment. A couple of years ago, only 33 graduated from UQ as Mining Engineers. The existing cohort is similarly small (or less). She wasn’t 100% certain but was pretty sure that there currently aren’t any girls enrolled in Mining Engineering.

  55. Notafan:

    Seized cargo ship seven years ago.
    Dumped in warehouse.
    I don’t think any more than corruption and incompetence.
    You know whose in charge.
    Port destroyed, many deaths.
    Let’s blame the neighbours.

    Dunno about the corruption, notafan.
    That load of fertiliser would have been worth a quid or two and would have been stolen in seven years. Even if someone carried out a lunch pail full each day, it would go fairly quickly. (No. I haven’t done the maths.)
    That stuff stayed there because it was protected.
    Let’s just blame the Jooooos.

  56. Shy Ted

    1735099 #3536453, posted on August 5, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    Can you speculate as to why some people share IDs with others here, but avoid doing so with you?
    Sheep always find security in the herd.

    Flock off, TooBob.

  57. duncanm

    1735099
    #3536531, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:32 pm
    There have been instances of Ammonium Nitrate exploding when exposed to fire and other materials

    Charleville wasn’t the only one.
    There was another one near Taroom in September 1972, but this one killed three.

    I’d forgotten about that one. There’s a telling monument still standing.
    http://monumentaustralia.org.au/content/directory/full/Ronald_Holzberger_Evan_+_Douglas_Becker-71011-99964.jpg

  58. Mark from Melbourne

    I was on the road back from Canberra on the Friday when the Berlin Wall came down.

    I was on the way to my daughter’s First Communion when Di hit the tunnel.

  59. Makka

    Under the proposed deal, Microsoft said it would take over TikTok’s operations in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. </blockquote

    4 of the 5 Eyes.

  60. duncanm

    Pretty sure I was taking a dump when David Hasselhoff sang at the wall

  61. Shy Ted

    I wonder which relative the Victoriastani’s will eat first? Mrs Lovett has some great recipes.

  62. BoN
    Just got to your 1050 am ms.
    In agreement.

  63. Anonymity is the coward’s defence.

    Fuck off, Numbnuts. You’d be the first to ring my employer and misrepresent something I wrote to get me fired.

  64. notafan

    Matrix

    Shelves were stripped on Sunday, I went up at around 5 pm. I’d expect a little catchup would be required.

    Different supermarket today.
    There were a few minor gaps , probably driven by products limits but the deli was bursting with chicken.

    As for the gotcha, no if you are going to be a prophet, and two weeks was the time frame first given, we can hold to to it.

    Also have October 6 pencilled in the diary.

    There was actually a police officer standing inside the entrance of the centre, presumably to ensure compliance with face mask rules.

    It’s extremely stressful not knowing what exactly is and isn’t allowable.

    Family member has to make decision regarding major surgery tomorrow. I’m going to attend, as requested.

  65. Zyconoclast

    Australia’s heaviest greenhouse-gas emitter, AGL, will face a shareholder push to bring forward the closures of its remaining coal-fired power plants by at least 12 years to help limit the worst impacts of climate change.

    The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, the shareholder activist group that filed the resolution ahead of the company’s next annual investor meeting, said AGL’s emissions were “not a matter to be taken lightly

    In June, AGL became the first major ASX-listed company to tie long-term executive bonuses to climate goals

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/agl-faces-push-to-accelerate-coal-fired-power-exit-20200804-p55ikp.html

  66. Mark A

    LOL….so writes someone who claims to have received a “few phoned death threats“!

    I was wondering about that, I mean, basically he served in Vietnam, wrote a book about it that not many have heard of and that’s about it.

    Being an annoying old fart doesn’t get many death threats, otherwise the police would have nothing else to do but follow them up.
    The world being full of annoying old farts.

  67. incoherent rambler

    “permitted comfort unit”

    “permitted perambulating comfort unit”

  68. notafan

    Nothing explicitly contradictory there Winston.

    It may well have been being stored for a sinister purpose but I’m not convinced the explosion was anything other than corruption and incompetence.

    Seems like extreme shooting yourself in your own foot.

    We’ll see

    Or not

  69. Rex Mango

    I was on the road back from Charlotte Pass on the Sunday when the Milperra bikiie massacre occurred, they were going in the opposite direction.

  70. notafan

    Corruption as in allowing it to remain at that location for so long.

  71. incoherent rambler

    How long before Glasnost and Perestroika come to Viktoristan?

    Where is Ronnie Ray Gun when you need him?

  72. notafan

    As long as Pandanic allows intimate partner visits in and out of the ring of steel and anywhere else he’s having a lend.

    He’s being doing that for a long time.

    Masks inside.

    That’s ludicrous.

  73. Rex Mango

    I was on the road back from Sydney on the Sunday when Michael Diamond won our first gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, soon after the Howard gun ban.

  74. Dr Faustus

    “permitted perambulating comfort unit”

    Careful. Mr Monkfish specifically included “sex dolls”.
    There’s a $1650+ fine riding on getting this right.

  75. Eddystone

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3536551, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Jay “Turbotaxhoover” Wetherill

    Ah yes, good ol’ Gerrymander Jay Weatherdill, yet another unflushable turd blighting public life.

    Was he the one who got beaten with a newspaper by a cuck who discovered GJW was bonking his American woife?

    Damn, wrong corruptocrat.

    Jay was the one who turned Penny Wong lesbian.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘You’d be the first to ring my employer and misrepresent something I wrote to get me fired.’

    Yes.

    Yes, well, yes.

  77. No one wants to know of my short but glorious career polishing steel … urine bottles … at Latchford Barracks, risking life and limb from rusty steel wool.
    Oh! The inhumanity!
    *sob*
    …and the paper cuts, and blood.
    Horrific.

  78. Gab:

    Is Victoria completely devoid of lawyers, civil rights groups and journalists? Or are they all in Labor’s pockets?

    Certainly devoid of a Parliament.
    The cunning bugger appears to have sold it or something.

  79. Speedbox

    Shy Ted
    #3536601, posted on August 5, 2020 at 3:08 pm
    I wonder which relative the Victoriastani’s will eat first?

    According to cannibalistic tradition in the South Pacific, the standard cooking time for a human is three to five hours.

    Anyway, good to know – just in case.

  80. woolfe

    Anyway always a favourite

  81. Perth Trader

    ……’ the standard cooking time for a human is three to five hours.’
    Quicker in a microwave oven.

  82. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Jay was the one who turned Penny Wong lesbian.

    A damning indictment of both carbon based lifeforms.

  83. Pedro the Loafer

    Anybody who might be interested in how an underground gold mine operates and what it looks like, this is a well done (10 minute) 3D animation and explanation of the workings and extent of a major mine in Leonora WA:

    Gwalia Gold Mine

  84. Perth Trader

    Pedro….that was fantastic. ty

  85. zyconoclast

    LOS ANGELES — The husband of the Los Angeles district attorney has been charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home the day before the primary election in March.

    The attorney general filed three misdemeanor charges Monday against David Lacey for assault with a firearm for the March 2 incident.

    Authorities say Lacey, 66, pointed a gun at demonstrators who protested outside the couple’s home before dawn on March 2 and said “I will shoot you.”

  86. Excellent video graphics, Pedro.
    I didn’t get to see that mine when I was in the area, but it sure is a good producer of the yellow stuff.

  87. zyconoclast

    eye bleach warning on the perps mug shots.

    A Guatemalan national has pleaded guilty to one count of labor trafficking after 33 illegal aliens were allegedly found living in her basement last year.

    In March 2019, Malinek’s home was raided by federal investigators who allegedly discovered 33 illegal aliens — 19 adults and 14 children — from Guatemala living in her basement in Cicero, Illinois. The state is considered a sanctuary state due to its statewide law that shields illegal aliens from arrest and deportation.

    The illegal aliens, investigators said, were forced to live in disturbing conditions, with mold and sewage, and were denied bathroom access if they fell behind on payments. One of the illegal aliens was as young as 18 months.

  88. JC

    Confusion reigns as reports emerge Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has ‘QUIT on the state’s worst day for coronavirus cases and deaths – but Daniel Andrews says the reports aren’t true and he’s just on leave

    Oh that’s better, he’s going on leave on the biggest covid stat day. He needs the rest.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8594839/Shock-Victorias-Chief-Health-Officer-Brett-Sutton-QUITS.html?ito=push-notification&ci=26570&si=2379841

  89. zyconoclast

    116 Organizations Driving Change
    MacKenzie Scott (Bezos)

    The non-profits listed below were selected for transformative work in one of the following areas of need:
    Total given to date:
    Racial Equity: $ 586,700,000
    LGBTQ+ Equity: $ 46,000,000
    Gender Equity: $ 133,000,000
    Economic Mobility: $ 399,500,000
    Empathy & Bridging Divides: $ 55,000,000
    Functional Democracy: $ 72,000,000
    Public Health: $ 128,300,000
    Global Development: $ 130,000,000
    Climate Change: $ 125,000,000

  90. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The cunning bugger appears to have sold it or something.

    aldi! aldi! aldi!

  91. Gab

    So all the sheeples obey the Dictator Dan because fines, but the ”evil virus” as Dan calls it (because he’s trying to anthropomorphize it) continues to ”attack” people and da numbers rise. What’s his plan for this scenario?

  92. MemoryFault

    4 of the 5 Eyes.

    Hello Makka.
    Microsoft in the UK acts legally as a separate entity to the parent company in the US, in name, if not in practice. This dates back to the early 2000’s when the UK government initiated legal action against Microsoft for bundling Outlook in with Windows which was considered an unfair trade practice. So MS UK was formed and Outlook was sold, rather than be bundled. Microsoft UK has been retained since then to overcome various legal issues with the EU.

    Microsoft UK will be buying Tik Tok in the UK, thereby completing the acquisition in the five UKUSA Pact countries – or all five if the Five Eyes as you expressed it.

  93. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility,Marxism the shareholder activist group that filed the resolution ahead of the company’s next annual investor meeting, said AGL’s emissions were “not a matter to be taken lightly

    truth in advertising!

  94. notafan

    I’m going to assume the man in his thirties had other health issues.

    I don’t suppose anyone asks those questions at the famous press conferences.

  95. Rumour according to the Premier’s office

  96. dover_beach

    Masks must also be worn on genitals.

    They tried that in the 80s.

  97. Infidel Tiger King

    Confusion reigns as reports emerge Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has ‘QUIT on the state’s worst day for coronavirus cases and deaths – but Daniel Andrews says the reports aren’t true and he’s just on leave

    Nice time for a holiday!

    Where did he go?

  98. Leigh Lowe

    Mark from Melbourne

    #3536598, posted on August 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I was on the road back from Canberra on the Friday when the Berlin Wall came down.

    I was on the way to my daughter’s First Communion when Di hit the tunnel.

    I was selling donuts on the grassy knoll in Dallas the day Jack Kennedy bought the farm.
    Bad day.
    Got splatter all over a tray of choc-iced donuts.
    I sold Abraham Zapruder a jam filled donut just prior.
    That is why the film is so lacking in clarity.
    Jam smudge.
    My jam.

  99. Leigh Lowe

    Nice time for a holiday!

    Where did he go?

    Will the meeja give him shit like they did to ScoMo over the Hawaii trip?
    I smell a rattus-rattus here.
    Something dodgy has happened I reckon and they are trying to keep the lid on it.

  100. zyconoclast

    ‘Whitening’ creams undergo a makeover but colorism persists

    No company has had greater success peddling this message across Asia, Africa and the Middle East than Unilever’s Fair & Lovely brand, which sells millions of tubes of skin lightening cream annually for as little as $2 a piece in India.

    The 45-year-old brand earns the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever more than $500 million in yearly revenue in India alone, according to Jefferies financial analysts.

    Unilever said it is removing words like “fair,” “white” and “light” from its marketing and packaging, explaining the decision as a move toward “a more inclusive vision of beauty.” Unilever’s Indian subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever Limited, said the Fair & Lovely brand will instead be known as “Glow & Lovely.”

  101. Perth Trader

    Brett Sutton is having a long , deserved break. Whether he comes back to work or not is another matter.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I was selling donuts on the grassy knoll in Dallas the day Jack Kennedy bought the farm.

    Is it true his last words were “I really need to be in Dallas like I need a hole in the head?”

  103. Confusion reigns as reports emerge Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has ‘QUIT on the state’s worst day for coronavirus cases and deaths – but Daniel Andrews says the reports aren’t true and he’s just on leave

    Nice time for a holiday!
    Where did he go?

    He’s sitting inside his house of course.
    The Covid regulation in Vic & elsewhere don’t allow any other option for him.

  104. Leigh Lowe

    Winston Smith

    #3536631, posted on August 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    No one wants to know of my short but glorious career polishing steel … urine bottles … at Latchford Barracks

    Correct.
    We don’t.
    Next?

  105. Leigh Lowe

    Is it true his last words were “I really need to be in Dallas like I need a hole in the head?”

    No.
    As best as I could make out his last words were “Uuuuuurghh … gurgle ….. uuuuurggh”.

  106. Infidel Tiger King

    Trudy McIntosh
    @TrudyMcIntosh
    ·
    32m
    #BREAKING –
    @Kieran_Gilbert
    reporting that Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has stood aside amid tensions with Premier Andrews – notable Sutton hasn’t appeared alongside him at the press conference last two days

    Trouble at the Politburo!

  107. Dr Faustus

    I was on the way to my daughter’s First Communion when Di hit the tunnel.

    I was fixing a lawnmower when Di hit the tunnel.
    (I don’t think there was necessarily any connection.)

  108. Rex Mango

    Time to finish work methinks & for all those in Viccostan out there, will have a couple for you as I enjoy my 66th night in a row down the pub since 1 June.

  109. Leigh Lowe

    Jay was the one who turned Penny Wong lesbian.

    And, in thirty years, no man has wanted to try to convert her back again.

  110. MatrixTransform

    I was on the road back from Canberra on the Friday when the Berlin Wall came down

    I was home in bed when the twin towers came down

  111. Infidel Tiger King

    I’m on leave.

    Tonight I will sleep on the couch.

  112. Makka

    What’s his plan for this scenario?

    The big case numbers and most of the aged deaths are all still occurring still in these same Nth and NW suburbs. High density, mostly migrant enclaves. Fact is, the virus was always there fomenting away even before the lockdown 1.0

    Forget social distancing, separation, hand hygeine etc none of that shit will work with these people ex- Sth Asia, ME , Africa, the clusterfktans etc. They come from those shitholes and behave the same way here. The “tell” was the urgent call for language specialists at the start of lockdown 2.0. Too late. the virus is already well out of the bag, as it always was going to.

    The ONLY option that will save Vic now is herd immunity while protecting the vulnerable. The current strategy is fkg madness.

  113. …as I enjoy my 66th night in a row down the pub since 1 June.

    Be sure to sign-in with time of entry & duration of stay (do not give false details)
    Drink whilst seated & maintain “distance” from all other persons.

    Being down the pub is a real hoot these days.

  114. Perth Trader

    I was sitting at home when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon….hmmmm.

  115. Siltstone

    Unilever’s Indian subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever Limited, said the Fair & Lovely brand will instead be known as “Glow & Lovely.”

    So Unilever think Indians are so dumb they didn’t know what they were buying for the last 45 years. Says a lot about Unilever.

  116. Cassie of Sydney

    “Will the meeja give him shit like they did to ScoMo over the Hawaii trip?”

    Oh yes…….and remember how, even just a few weeks ago, when ScoMo went to the footy and was pictured having a beer…how social media and various mainstream media scum went to town on Morrison.

  117. incoherent rambler

    Confusion reigns as reports emerge Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has ‘QUIT on the state’s worst day for coronavirus cases and deaths – but Daniel Andrews says the reports aren’t true and he’s just on leave …

    The problem started with:
    “Look Dan, you can trust me, I am a Doctor.
    Just do everything that I tell you and the problem will go away.
    I know all about the virusy stuff.
    Besides if anything goes wrong we can blame the peasants.”

  118. JC

    Interesting piece on the 1957 Asian flu epidemic in the US. The what? Yea, no one remembers much of it because people didn’t panic!

    The 1957 Asian flu, a form of H2N2 influenza that is believed to have originated in China, is estimated to have killed 116,000 Americans, the equivalent of roughly 200,000 in today’s larger America. Given that an estimated 25 percent of the entire country contracted that flu and a much larger share suffered from strong symptoms, one has to wonder what the recorded death toll would have been had we tested everyone and counted those deaths as liberally as we do today.

    For even greater context, keep in mind that there were only about 4.9 million people over the age of 75 back then, as compared to 23 million today. So, while the general population was slightly more than half of what it is today, the over-75 population was approximately one-fifth of what it is today. The over-90 population was 1/12 of today’s advanced senior population. Accordingly, the death toll in 1957 was even more severe than with COVID-19 when one considers how many more seniors we have today. After all, the median age of death from COVID-19 is 78, roughly around life expectancy, with roughly half of all deaths occurring among sicker seniors in nursing homes.

    Another more dangerous aspect of the Asian flu as compared to COVID-19 is that it seemed to be more dangerous to pregnant women and to cause birth defects, similar to what was observed during the Spanish flu. A study published in Minnesota in 1959 found that nearly 20% of deaths that occurred during pregnancy were due to the 1957-58 epidemic, making it the leading cause of death for pregnant women during those months. One-half of all women of child-bearing age who died during the epidemic were pregnant. Imagine the panic that would have induced today!

    It’s not that our government wasn’t concerned at all about the Asian flu. After the virus raged on through the summer of 1957, a vaccine was produced, and by September 11, 1.8 million doses were delivered to the military and 3.6 million to the general population. The vaccine, like all flu vaccines, was partially successful, but people continued to die for several more months and, on a smaller scale, for years to come until the Asian flu mutated into the H3N2 Hong Kong flu in 1968. The government and the people understood that medical care and vaccines work, but there was never a thought to shut down people’s lives, and nobody ever thought that humans could stop the spread of the actual virus. Hence, few remember living through it.

    More here.

    https://www.conservativereview.com/news/horowitz-lost-common-sense-america-lived-asian-flu-1957/

  119. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Australia will not ban social media platform Tiktok after security agencies found the Chinese company did not pose serious national security concerns.

    didi is chicom owned, everytime you take a cheap ass ride they got your number

  120. Infidel Tiger King

    Saw a good rumour about why the push is on to get Federal Parliament back and running:

    Too many MPs miss the $300 p/night allowance and their side pieces!

  121. Leigh Lowe

    Perth Trader

    #3536698, posted on August 5, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I was sitting at home when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon….hmmmm.

    I had sold Dallas Donuts by then and had moved down the road to Houston to run the Apollo Program.
    All hush-hush because of me being Italian, not American.
    Would of been in the capsule except I was too tall.

  122. Gab

    Did anyone ever see Perth Trader and Neil Armstrong in the same room? Hmmmm …

  123. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good comment, MF.
    Interesting stuff.
    I wonder what they’ll find when they start going through the code?

  124. incoherent rambler

    Premier Daniel Andrews announced that non-urgent elective surgery, which has already been suspended in Melbourne, will now also be cancelled in all of Victoria to free up nurses and doctors.

    Daily Mail.

    Xi man is a killer.

  125. Farmers let their header drivers go “on leave” just as the wheat is ripe,
    Florists let senior flower arrangers go “on leave” in the week before Valentine’s Day,
    Santa lets Rudolph go “on leave” from the 23rd of December,
    CMO goes on leave during a pandemic.

    Yeah, sure.

  126. Makka

    Premier Daniel Andrews announced that non-urgent elective surgery, which has already been suspended in Melbourne, will now also be cancelled in all of Victoria to free up nurses and doctors.

    For the 38 ICU beds?

  127. Entropy

    Speedbox
    #3536593, posted on August 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm
    Entropy
    #3536548, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:49 pm
    thefrollickingmole
    #3536501, posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    Fun fact: UQ does not have mining engineering as a major.

    Seriously?
    Thats pretty lame, or does WA school of mines snaffle them all up so there is no point?
    From what I am led to believe it is the kiddies weren’t enrolling in mining majors. More keen on mechanical and bioengineering apparently.

    Just asked my daughter who is studying Civil Engineering at UQ and she said that yes, Mining Engineering is available but was a very low enrollment. A couple of years ago, only 33 graduated from UQ as Mining Engineers. The existing cohort is similarly small (or less). She wasn’t 100% certain but was pretty sure that there currently aren’t any girls enrolled in Mining Engineering.

    Miss entropy is planning on chemical engineering in 2022.
    Available majors are chemical, civil and mechanical going forward, with minors in things like biomechanics, biomedical, metallurgy etc.

  128. MemoryFault

    I wonder what they’ll find when they start going through the code?

    Hello Bruce.
    What makes you think they’re going to look?
    Or disclose what they find if they do?
    Or don’t already know?

  129. Leigh Lowe

    CMO goes on leave during a pandemic.

    Yeah, sure.

    Ha, ha.
    This is an exploding cigar for Nanny Neil on 3AW.
    Every time someone rings up suggesting Xi Man or Mikakos or Sutton should get the arse, Nanny gives them a very condescending “Well, don’t be silly. You just can’t swap out key people in the middle of this.”
    I might listen to the deadshit tomorrow.
    Of course, by then, the MSM will be given a soppy backgrounder and will toe the line … “Look, I can’t disclose detail, but it is very complicated, and you wouldn’t be so critical if you had all the facts.”

  130. Correct me where I’m wrong, but doesn’t QU (when did it morph into “UQ”?) have it’s own underground mine, right there in the middle of Brisbane?

  131. bespoke

    Pedro the Loafer
    #3536646, posted on August 5, 2020 at 3:58 pm
    Anybody who might be interested in how an underground gold mine operates and what it looks like, this is a well done (10 minute) 3D animation and explanation of the workings and extent of a major mine in Leonora WA:

    Gwalia Gold Mine

    Triggered a Flashback. Cement burns from installing rock bolts.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Computer code?
    Is there a problem with The Big Website(s) Faulty?
    Anything we can help with?

  133. notafan

    I have chemical engineers in the family, both combined with another degree and doing very well in their professional lives.

  134. notafan

    I had a look on Twitter re Brett Sutton

    He’s referred to as the ‘silver fox lining’

    Yes really

  135. Entropy

    Dr Faustus
    #3536691, posted on August 5, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    I was on the way to my daughter’s First Communion when Di hit the tunnel.

    I was fixing a lawnmower when Di hit the tunnel.
    (I don’t think there was necessarily any connection.)

    I was cleaning the car when two Mormans walked up the driveway and started bothering me. Mrs entropy came out with the news, requiring me to head inside. Thank you Lady Di!

  136. JC

    Makka
    #3536716, posted on August 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Premier Daniel Andrews announced that non-urgent elective surgery, which has already been suspended in Melbourne, will now also be cancelled in all of Victoria to free up nurses and doctors.

    For the 38 ICU beds?

    This is maximum panic stations.

    I’m having an interesting discussion with a pal who is now in Europe having escaped the Australian/Melbourne gulag literally on the evening it was announced. He sent this:-

    Read carefully the part about Sweden. Normally I can’t stand the place, but it loo0ks like they’ve held on. Interesting how all the leftwingers, only a few weeks ago , were saying Sweden was a disaster. Now not so much

    A very interesting thing is happening in Europe. All the countries that had lockdowns, have had bounce backs. Generally the stricter, the more the bounce back. Italy being the exception.

    Sweden with no lockdown, has not had the steep fall off, nor the bounce back.

    Here is a possible explanation.

    European countries had early infections, large numbers of acquired immunity. They lock down really tight. Then they reopen. Summer also happens. People relax, and measures fade. At some point, the relaxation of people overwhelm the effects of societal immunity acquired and the effect of summer. Now a higher percentage of societal immunity is required to get R below 1 again and infections rise (luckily, it being summer, with lower viral loads, and younger average cohort, the mortality is lower).

    Sweden, that instituted far fewer, more easily long term embedded measures, did not see the steep drop off. Their society, because it has had one consistent set of messages, “forgets” more slowly, and measures fade less than in other countries. So in their case, the opposing forces of summer arriving and relaxation still keeps the R below 1.

    It’s another lesson in the wisdom of Giesink and Anders that says “anything you do, you must do for the long term”.

    What about Italy? I think, being first, and with the disease far more being in a runaway situation already when they start to lock down, must have had more infections than the others, hence more immunity. If I am right, they too, as measures relax, will see a rise in infections as the immunity is overwhelmed. Will be interesting to watch.

    For us, in Europe, we have to watch closely. Because they cannot afford having complete “hammer” again, it’s the “dance” that we need to dodge (regional measures from time to time).

  137. JC

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3536725, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Correct me where I’m wrong,

    Don’t be under misapprehension you won’t be. Always!

  138. bespoke

    Windows is the most scrutinized code out there. China and Russia must must be in on the conspiracy! too.

    #rollseyes

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    If Hot Button Sutton is on ‘leave’, he ain’t essential and if he follows his own directives he’ll be hiding in his linen cupboard for the next six months.

    If he’s resigned, he ain’t essential and if he follows his own directives he’ll be hiding in his linen cupboard for the next six months.

    Hope he followed his own advice and ‘stocked up, just in case’.

  140. Speedbox

    Entropy
    #3536722, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Ok, seems they may be phasing it out. Wouldn’t be a total surprise if so few are doing it.

  141. Entropy

    Maybe he has worked for six weeks every day and has been made it take a day or so off. Just say in’

  142. Entropy

    How many girls are there in engineering each year Speedbox? I tried to get miss Entropy to ask at the open day in the weekend, and she didn’t do it!

  143. C.L.

    Melbourne University slashes 450 jobs in response to pandemic hit.

    The University of Melbourne will slash 450 jobs in response to a $1 billion loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The decision follows a previous failed attempt to convince university staff to vote to accept a 2 per cent pay cut.

    So the hard-ball approach really worked out well.

  144. Infidel Tiger King

    Rather than wasting money on a vaccine that will never work, we need a Covid Test that can produce accurate results in less than a minute.

    That way normals can get back to work and the vulnerable can be protected.

    Can’t see another way out of this.

  145. Speedbox

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3536725, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Yea, it does. At Indooroopilly.

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    Windows is the most scrutinized code out there.

    I mean Tiktok’s code.
    Chinese programmers in China writing social media software.
    Which kids in the West really like using.

  147. Makka

    Rather than wasting money on a vaccine that will never work, we need a Covid Test that can produce accurate results in less than a minute.

    One exists for a 90 min turnaround.

  148. MemoryFault

    #rollseyes

    Try to keep up shitferbrains.
    I was replying to a comment BON made regarding the code of Tik Tok.
    And neither of us even remotely suggested others didn’t already have it.
    I wouldn’t know and don’t much care.

  149. JC

    Rather than wasting money on a vaccine that will never work,

    Why not aim for both? And there will be a vax and even though it could be only 50% effective that’s enough to clock the china bug in the nuts.

  150. Speedbox #3536747, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:19 pm
    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3536725, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm
    Yea, it does. At Indooroopilly.

    Thanks Speedbox.
    So why isn’t their own on-campus working underground mine, being capitalised on by the uni & used to punch forward with Australia’s leading mining engineering dept, or something?

  151. bespoke

    BoN I was responding to MVs trying to connect dots with a water cannon. 😎

  152. JC eats another bag of dicks: (must like the taste)

    JC #3536735, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3536725, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Correct me where I’m wrong,
    Don’t be under misapprehension you won’t be. Always!

    Speedbox #3536747, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:19 pm
    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3536725, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm
    Yea, it does. At Indooroopilly.

  153. Nick

    Leigh, what would you do with $20,000?
    Decisions, decisions.

  154. Perth Trader

    Interesting….only Clive Palmer and Victorians are banned from entering WA.

  155. Leigh, what would you do with $20,000?

    Put it on a horse.
    If that’s too much risk for you, split it & put Ten large on each of two different horses.

  156. Perth Trader

    $20k would buy a memorable DIRTY WEEKEND…. if I was younger.

  157. Entropy

    So why isn’t their own on-campus working underground mine, being capitalised on by the uni & used to punch forward with Australia’s leading mining engineering dept, or something

    Based on the slick presentation at the open day the engineering faculty is more focussed on solar panels, biomedical breakthroughs and heaps and heaps of environmental engineering for a more sustainable future.
    They did show a field trip to the Santos LNG facility at Gladstone. Must have been at least ten kiddies there out of about 450 that do engineering each year.

  158. JC

    WTF is going to be sitting outside on a toastie -10C day?

    New York City Considers Extending Outdoor Dining Into Colder Months
    If indoor dining isn’t permitted by winter, some restaurants say they might not have much choice if they want to keep business afloat

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-considers-extending-outdoor-dining-into-colder-months-11596579790

  159. Entropy

    The point is no one wants to study mining engineering anymore. Because bad and your friends won’t like you.

  160. Leigh Lowe

    Re Sutton heading off to spend more time with his boyfriend.
    This is from a bloke I know who is connected with an advisor to a state Lib pollie and I dunno if there is any truth in it but:-
    A couple of days ago Sutton issued a directive (FFS!) that Parliament was banned from sitting.
    The Dan Xi-Man dominated Lower House complied, of course, but the Upper House has a majority of Libs plus cross-benches and voted to meet. The Upper House sat yesterday, and totally beclowned the dim-bulb Health Minister, Jenny Mikakos. Half-a-dozen questions were asked and Mikakos took the fifth on every one of them (sub-judice, yada, yada)
    Apparently Xi-Man wanted action taken against Upper House members for “defying the Elf Orders”. Sutton took legal advice and was told (correctly) that he was on thin ice taking action against MPs sitting in Parliament. Furthermore, a Liberal attack-dog (not an MP) personally promised to pursue Sutton if it took ten years. The phrase used was something along “We will turn you into the John Kerr of State Politics if you stick your head up on this one”.
    Interesting that this morning the judge running the quarantine enquiry unequivocally stated that there were no impediments to Ministers answering any questions around the Dandemic or quarantine.
    The bargepoles are out and they are pushing Xi-Man’s stinking corpse away.

  161. calli

    That goldmine video was wonderful, Pedro.

    Just one thing…don’t delve too deep or too greedily, lest you disturb a Balrog. Or worse.

  162. Makka

    Shocking surprise.

    Posted hours ago

  163. JC

    Imagine ordering a steak ( for dinner, mh) in -10C. It will be a frozen (cooked) steak in a minute. Minute steak takes on a whole new meaning.

  164. Entropy

    Dunno Leigh, would not that scenario require the Vic libs to have balls?

  165. Bruce of Newcastle

    Extraordinary pictures. Amazing to see, and sad, the day before the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima.

    Photos: ‘Devastated’ Beirut Emerges from the Ashes After Deadly Explosion

    Confusion reigned across the city, as people cleared out of damaged homes or tried to locate family. Motorcyclists picked their way through traffic, carrying the injured.

    One woman covered in blood from the waist up walked down a trashed street while talking furiously on her phone. On another street, a woman with a bloodied face looked distraught, staggering through traffic with two friends at her side.

    “This country is cursed,” a young man passing by muttered.

  166. Eyrie

    Here you go guys:
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/coronavirus-testing-regulators-must-stop-blocking-medical-technology/

    From Bob Zubrin (the Mars Direct man):

    I lead a small aerospace research-and-development company. I would like to improve the safety of my employees. So when I heard about Firebird’s test, I contacted Benner. Would it be practical to use his technology to test my whole work force, say once a week? It wouldn’t be foolproof protection; someone might get infected the day after they were tested. But if we had a procedure in place that might catch asymptomatic cases and send them home before they spread the virus to anyone else, that, added to our masks and social-distancing practices, could only serve to make everyone safer. Would it be doable?

    The answer was yes. Very modest training in the right procedures would be needed. The test requires only a mouth swab, which is then dropped into a test tube containing the solution. The presence of coronavirus at levels as low as 1,000 viruses per several-milligram sample would be revealed by a color change in the testing solution. Any active Covid-19 cases would have millions of viruses per swab. We could test everyone when they showed up for work on Monday morning, detect any probable cases, and send any suspects home by 9:00 a.m. The cost to me, including the testing ingredients and consultation with Benner’s experts, would be about $40 per test. That’s nothing compared to the $1,000 to $2,000 per week salaries of my employees — or the losses I would incur if the virus forced me to shut down. I was all in.

    But we had to call it off. Looking into the regulations, Benner’s legal staff determined that since his test is not yet approved by the FDA, he could face criminal prosecution if he sent diagnostic materials across state lines.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    Nick
    #3536757, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm
    Leigh, what would you do with $20,000?
    Decisions, decisions.

    Well, I would put together a couple of slick websites (plural).
    The remaining $18 k I would invest in lovely ladies, absinthe and an MX5.

  168. JC

    But we had to call it off. Looking into the regulations, Benner’s legal staff determined that since his test is not yet approved by the FDA, he could face criminal prosecution if he sent diagnostic materials across state lines.

    Eyrie, if they make enough noise, the Trump administration would relax that regulation in a second. FDA rules would be larger than the Rones National library.

  169. MemoryFault

    BoN I was responding to MVs trying to connect dots with a water cannon.

    So which comment would that be, shitferbrains?
    I’ve commented twice this afternoon.
    Once in response to Makka about Microsoft’s commercial structure re the purchase of Tik tok.
    And the one to BoN that have already made a fool of yourself over.
    Be specific so other readers can go back and admire your brilliance.

  170. JC

    and an MX5

    That’s a very ghey sports car, Leigh.

  171. harrys on the boat

    Be sure to sign-in with time of entry & duration of stay (do not give false details)
    Drink whilst seated & maintain “distance” from all other persons.

    Being down the pub is a real hoot these days.

    Who has to still do that bullshit? Only the Vics if they could go. Pubs are pretty much back to normal in Perth.

  172. Speedbox

    Entropy
    #3536744, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:18 pm
    How many girls are there in engineering each year Speedbox? I tried to get miss Entropy to ask at the open day in the weekend, and she didn’t do it!

    According to my daughter, there are “a fair few, probably close to a couple of hundred”. When asked about the mix, she said “quite a lot. Maybe 35-40% are girls”.

    Note, this is year 3 of Civil only.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Entropy
    #3536771, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:40 pm
    Dunno Leigh, would not that scenario require the Vic libs to have balls?

    Hence it wasn’t a shadow minister or even an MP who delivered the message.
    There is a real split in the Libs in Vicco.
    The O’Brien faction is totally “Steady as she goes. Don’t rock the boat.”
    But the likes of Tim Smith are head-kickers.
    Word is that Jeff Kennett is behind Smith and a small bunch of others.
    The question for Sutton is whether he wants to actually try to publicly sanction sitting Members of Parliament at the behest of Dan Xi-Man, with the possibility of a future Liberal Government hanging him out to dry.
    Interesting that Sutton went to ground two days ago, and not another word was said about banning Upper House sittings.

  174. MemoryFault

    lest you disturb a Balrog. Or worse.

    There’s worse than a Balrog?
    Now I’m gunna have nightmares.

  175. Infidel Tiger King

    Rather than wasting money on a vaccine that will never work, we need a Covid Test that can produce accurate results in less than a minute.

    One exists for a 90 min turnaround.

    If you want to protect nursing home residents and cancer patients, you need one that is almost instant.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    JC
    #3536777, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:44 pm
    and an MX5

    That’s a very ghey sports car, Leigh.

    Sports car?
    WTF are you talking about?
    I would hack the boot off and use it as a golf cart.

  177. Leigh Lowe:
    #3536631, posted on August 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    No one wants to know of my short but glorious career polishing steel … urine bottles … at Latchford Barracks

    Correct.
    We don’t.
    Next?

    But that was where I made my most astounding weapon – the glitter coated tent peg!

  178. Boambee John

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3536725, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm
    Correct me where I’m wrong, but doesn’t QU (when did it morph into “UQ”?) have it’s own underground mine, right there in the middle of Brisbane?

    Back in the early 1960s, they had a mine out near Indooroopilly, is that the one you are thinking of? Went down it once.

  179. zyconoclast

    Food Is Growing More Plentiful, So Why Do People Keep Warning Of Shortages?

    There’s a common warning about our planet’s future: the risk of food shortages.

    “We’ve got a growing world and a hungry world. We need to make sure we do our part in helping feed that hungry world,” said Kip Tom, a farmer from Indiana who’s currently the U.S. ambassador to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, as he closed a panel discussion in 2018.

    “That is totally the mantra,” says Catherine Kling, an economist at Cornell University. “I’ll bet I’ve been to 50 talks in the last five, 10 years where the beginning is, ‘We have to feed 9 billion people by 2050. This is a crisis situation.’ The word ‘crisis’ gets used regularly.”

    But, in fact, the long-term trend, for more than a century, has been toward ever more abundant food, and declining prices.

    To be sure, every once in a while, it really does seem like a crisis. It certainly did in 2008. Tom Hertel, a economist at Purdue University, remembers it well. “This was right in the thick of the biofuel-driven madness,” Hertel says, when government policies drove a surge in demand for corn to make ethanol. Rice and wheat prices were spiking for other reasons.

    “People were really panicking,” he says. Some economists thought that consumers would always experience chronic food shortages and high prices.

    Hertel didn’t believe it, though. He and his colleagues have a computer model of long-term trends that drive supply and demand for global food, and their model predicted plenty of food, with lower prices.

    “So we wrote this paper, ‘Debunking the New Normal,’ and it was very unpopular,” he recalls. “In fact, we weren’t able to publish it!”

    Eventually, he did find a journal to publish it. And he turned out to be right. Prices soon came back down.

    And in fact, the long-term trend, for more than a century, has been toward ever more abundant food, and declining prices. From 1900 to 2000, Hertel says, the number of people in the world quadrupled, yet food prices at the end of the century were only one-third of their starting level.

    It’s true, of course, that millions of people in the world are hungry or malnourished. But Hertel and Kling say the main reason is that people lack the money to buy food, or because of war and political oppression. Reducing hunger requires addressing poverty and conflict, not just growing more food.

    Kling, in fact, is mystified by all the talk about potential food shortages. “Part of the reason may be it’s an effective communication device,” she says. Farmers and their lobbyists, she says, use the idea that the world needs more food to argue that governments shouldn’t impose environmental regulations that might force farmers to pay for all the water pollution they cause, and the wetlands that they destroy. They say, “Oh, we can’t possibly impose those costs. Farmers will go out of business and we’ll starve,” she says.

    Even scientists may sometimes have reason to overstate the risks of future food shortages. In 2008, Hertel says, “if you were in the market to raise money for agricultural research, it was a beneficial message.”

    Also, it’s human to worry, and it’s easy to think of things that could disrupt the supply of food. For instance, right now, there’s climate change.

    Tom Hertel has been looking at this. He says there is tremendous uncertainty, but a good chance that food production could get hammered by a warming planet after about 2050.

    For the next few decades, though, the trends point toward continuing abundance. Farmers keep finding ways to grow more food on the same amount of land. Population growth, which is the major factor driving the increase in demand for food, is now slowing down.

    In fact, U.S. farmers have been so unhappy about low prices for their corn and soybeans and milk in recent years that they’ve demanded, and received, billions of dollars in government aid. Much of that aid has been justified as compensation for falling prices that followed the Trump administration’s trade fight with China, but economists say those prices were declining anyway.

    Hertel says this situation gives governments an opportunity to address something more pressing. “The issue is not, can we produce enough food,” he says. “It is, can we produce enough food in a way that doesn’t destroy the environment.”

    Farming consumes vast amounts of the planet’s land and water. But as farming becomes more productive, perhaps some of that land could be spared. Farmers could turn some cropland back into grasslands, or forest, or wetlands. “If farmers were paid to do this, this could be a very profitable activity, and it could become an important part of their revenue stream,” Hertel says. This is already happening in Europe.

    This reduces greenhouse emissions. It could help farmers cope with the warming climate, years from now.

  180. Delta A

    Extraordinary pictures.

    BoN, unsurprisingly, there’s a heavy cloud hanging over the area. What, if any, risks arise when ammonium nitrate is burnt? Are nearby residents in any danger?

  181. caveman

    These political heads or whatever interviewed with those Apple iPods in their ears, fair dinkum they look like durries hangin off the ear lobe.

  182. Leigh Lowe

    Perth Trader
    #3536761, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm
    $20k would buy a memorable DIRTY WEEKEND…. if I was younger.

    Weekend?
    Phhht.
    If you can’t blow it all on Friday night you aren’t trying.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    But that was where I made my most astounding weapon – the glitter coated tent peg!

    I am pretty sure tent pegs is a banned subject here.

  184. Perth Trader

    Weekend?
    Phhht…………………..Say’s you who wants a mx5……ffs…….lol

  185. gafa

    No, they are complying with the law (the same law that instituted conscription).
    Take away the compulsion factor, and less than a quarter would be wearing masks, for example.
    How do I know this? Because after masks were recommended, but before they were mandatory, fuck all people were wearing them.

    So are you saying that the laws are necessary?

    What it needs is more young people to get it and share their experiences on social media.
    The trouble is most don’t even know.

    That’s interesting, so none of the thousands of people who tested “positive” in Victoria are “young” people.
    Nah, they’re mostly just feelers not facters.

    All universities approached by The Australian denied there was a problem when it came to overseas students who could not understand what they were taught.
    Denied there was a problem, no shit, no surprise.

    Mirko Bagaric is dean of law at Swinburne University.
    His despicably hyperbolic and hysterical piece is partly representative of what people (like Climate Change Catastrophisers) have learnt; to go viral, to get published anywhere, to get a news soundbite, to get any attention whatsoever these days you have to behave or say something crazy and extreme (and compliant) even if it’s just stupid and or untrue. Otherwise obscurity and poverty awaits!

    A fairly close contact who works inside prisons said that he takes ‘the spit in a jar” covid test when entering or leaving.
    Wonder why we don’t hear much about that particular type of test anymore?

    “Tests secured by billionaire’s Minderoo Foundation from China for $200m have a shelf life of six months.” G

  186. calli

    Why, a Dragon, of course.

    They love gold.

  187. notafan

    Entropy

    Much the same reaction if you go on to work in oil and gas industry.

    When I grow up I want to be an environmental engineer.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Perth Trader
    #3536791, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:57 pm
    Weekend?
    Phhht…………………..Say’s you who wants a mx5……ffs…….lol

    Hellooooo.
    For a golf cart.
    Wouldn’t be seen dead driving one on the road.

  189. Snoopy

    No mention of the 30 year old ‘rona victim having any co-morbidities. I must assume he was as fit as the proverbial Mallee bull.

  190. Cassie of Sydney

    “Re Sutton heading off to spend more time with his boyfriend.”

    Of course he has. Sutton might be a male…but he isn’t a man.

  191. Perth Trader

    Sutton is…dare I say?…..grey?

  192. MemoryFault

    Why, a Dragon, of course.

    Oh yeah – I forgot about Smaug.
    Sorry, my bad.

  193. notafan

    Gafa

    They are.

    Mostly living in the north and northwest if Melbourne.

    Since the very beginning a total of just over 12,000 Victorians have tested positive.

    Melbourne’s population is nudging five million.

    On other side of town there still seems to be many suffering misconceptions much encouraged by Pandanic.

    Grime reaper level misinformation.

  194. notafan

    Probably fist pumping over the death of a man in his thirties.

    Justified.

  195. Speedbox

    Salvatore, Social Distance Martyr
    #3536753, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Dunno. Entrophy is right in what he said but also it’s hard to get the kids to want to work in remote locations. ‘Bright lights of the city-clubs/pubs’, ‘closeness of friends/family’ etc – all that stuff, you know what I mean.

    My daughter did some vacation work with a very large engineering firm a couple of years ago and they near begged her to change into the Mining Engineering stream. All kinds of inducements were open for discussion, particularly as she was a female and would assist their ‘diversity’ numbers. No doubt some form of ‘golden handcuff’ would be required but they commented that ‘no women’ are doing Mining.

    In my earlier post I commented on there being only 33 recent graduates from UQ as Mining Engineers. What I omitted to mention was that not one was female.

  196. calli

    Sutton has pushed off has he?

    This won’t sell well.

  197. MemoryFault

    Sutton might be a male…but he isn’t a man.

    What a queer thing to say.

    Sorry Cassie – couldn’t resist.

  198. Speedbox

    To be clear – when I say ‘diversity’ numbers I mean that she is female, not that she has some weird affliction or affiliation.

  199. thefrollickingmole

    MemoryFault
    #3536781, posted on August 5, 2020 at 5:48 pm
    lest you disturb a Balrog. Or worse.

    There’s worse than a Balrog?
    Now I’m gunna have nightmares.

    Benny Wongs nether regions.
    Has “were there be dragons” tattooed over the entrance.

  200. Entropy

    According to my daughter, there are “a fair few, probably close to a couple of hundred”. When asked about the mix, she said “quite a lot. Maybe 35-40% are girls”.

    Note, this is year 3 of Civil only.

    A lot more than I expected. At the “women in engineering” on line chat there was about seventy in the presentation, and about twenty eight in the Q&A, so say five uni people that would be 23 prospective students. Not sure that means anything.

  201. Bruce of Newcastle

    BoN, unsurprisingly, there’s a heavy cloud hanging over the area. What, if any, risks arise when ammonium nitrate is burnt? Are nearby residents in any danger?

    Delta – NO2 is somewhat carcinogenic, but is also highly water soluble. So any moisture and you have weak nitric acid. Which is fairly harmless.

    4NO2 + 2H2O + O2 = 4HNO3

    I used to deal with NO2 a fair bit 33 years ago. Still here and healthy by God’s blessing.
    Technically the red colour is from the dimer, dinitrogen tetroxide, which forms when NO2 cools.

  202. thefrollickingmole

    Delta A

    Produced oxides of nitrate, nasty stuff.

    Can kill you quite quick as it basically turns to nitric acid in the lungs and wrecks them
    IDLH
    (Immediately Dangerous to
    Life and Health)* 20 ppm (0.002%)

    Thats 20 parts per million, bugger all.

    It also has a very nasty trick to play on you.

    In addition concentrations from 4 ppm may anaesthetize the nose, thus creating a potential for overexposure if smell is used as an indicator of exposure.

    Pulmonary oedema
    The irritant asphyxiant gases which are less water soluble, such as nitrogen dioxide, may allow a
    full inhalation before their irritant nature is revealed, giving them access to the delicate membranes
    of the lower respiratory passages and alveoli, where they can cause severe damage. At higher
    concentrations nitrogen dioxide can cause severe bronchospasm (asthma) and an out-pouring of
    tissue fluid into the air passages, called pulmonary oedema and which, if severe, can lead to
    drowning due to fluid filled blisters bursting in the lungs. This reaction can be immediate or may be
    delayed for some hours. Since this happens rapidly when it does occur, it can be dangerous to
    Guidance Note QGN 20 Management of fumes in open cut blasting v 2 Page 54 of 95
    allow people who have had significant exposure to go home before a suitable period has elapsed.
    Even those with minor exposure should be warned of the possibility of lung complications and
    directed to seek urgent attention if they become short of breath in the subsequent 24 hour period.

    Lots more at this link..
    Its really nasty, seeks lower lying areas to collect it but is also pretty quick to break down/dissipate
    https://www.oricaminingservices.com/uploads/Bulk%20Systems/QGN-mgmt-oxides-nitrogen.pdf

  203. Leigh Lowe

    calli
    #3536806, posted on August 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm
    Sutton has pushed off has he?

    This won’t sell well.

    Phone cases, doona covers, pillow slips, all with his smirking mug printed on them.
    Cult of personality.
    I hope they are stuck with a tonne of the shit.

  204. MatrixTransform

    I cant find a link…. have to transcribe it.

    Mathematics Set A: Paper 2
    Q4

    Mark and Karen are self-isolating with their two children, Robbie 9 and Emily, 7.

    Today they are home-schooling a maths lesson.

    Mark asks Robbie and Emily to sit still 7 times
    Karen asks Robbie and Emily to ‘pay attention’ 9 times
    Emily kicks Robbie 3 times
    Robbie says, “I dont want to” 6 times
    Mark mutters, “For Fuck’s sake” 24 times
    Karen comfort eats 11 choc-chip cookies
    Emily breaks one pencil into 2 pieces
    Emily puts one piece of pencil up Robbie’s nose
    Robbie cries 96 tears
    Mark exclaims, “you little dick-heads” 1 time

    Calculate how long it will take for Mark and Karen to open the wine and get shit-faced.

  205. Entropy

    Anyway, I think a smarter strategy than a mining major would be chemical with a metallurgy minor.
    Could do all sorts of stuff that way.

  206. Nick

    Phone cases, doona covers, pillow slips, all with his smirking mug printed on them.
    Cult of personality.
    I hope they are stuck with a tonne of the shit.

    $20,000 should do it.

  207. Cassie of Sydney

    “I hope they are stuck with a tonne of the shit.”

    The analogy to Sutton is…ahem…appropriate.

  208. Infidel Tiger King

    Remember when Monash went on personal leave during the western front battles?

    “Greatest crisis” of our lives and some mincer sashays off for some me time.

  209. Delta A

    Thanks BoN and Mole.

    Sounds like those poor people might need a few prayers.

  210. JC

    Remember when Monash went on personal leave during the western front battles?

    I thought I read once he had a mistress based in London. He took her with him.

  211. Geriatric Mayfly

    I was fixing a lawnmower when Di hit the tunnel.
    (I don’t think there was necessarily any connection.)

    I was in Chobe NP Botswana when our guide returned from a local village with news of an accident, but not her death. We spent the night around the lion repelling fire, trying to outdo one another with inventive speculation.

  212. Speedbox

    Entropy
    #3536820, posted on August 5, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Yes. That would not preclude her from working in the mining industry if she chose to do so at some later time. Ditto for mechanical, civil etc.

    I worked at several mine sites and also in the Head Office environment from time to time. Engineers of numerous disciplines in my experience.

  213. thefrollickingmole

    I thought this mornings projection effort couldnt be beaten, i was wrong.

    The outrage over Bill Clinton’s links to Epstein exposes the hypocrisy of the rightwing media
    Arwa Mahdawi

    Trump’s fans were happy to overlook the president’s closeness to the late sex offender, but now that Clinton is being associated with him they are up in arms

    That would be the “closeness” that saw the current President ban Epstein from his clubs after a complaint of putting the hard word on a minor/staff member vs 30+ trips on the Lolita express.
    Nearly the same thing really.


    Followed by the single greatest written “the clocks struck 13” bit of gaslighting committed to screen (at least so far this year)
    This is more blatant a lie than “mainly peaceful protests”.

    Contrary to the accusations of obfuscation, there has been rather a lot of coverage of Clinton’s Epstein connections in the mainstream media.

    Thats just a flat out lie.

    Are these people mentally ill?
    Because short of actually knowingly and stupidly lying its the only explanation.

  214. miltonf

    Interesting re the Vicco libs- maybe Kennett and Smith can give them a bit of gumption.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    I was fixing a lawnmower when Di hit the tunnel.
    (I don’t think there was necessarily any connection.)

    I was in Chobe NP Botswana when our guide returned from a local village with news of an accident, but not her death. We spent the night around the lion repelling fire, trying to outdo one another with inventive speculation.

    Did anyone hit upon the obvious?
    That Prince Phillip ordered MI5 to get a photographer in a Fiat Uno to put a two-tonne armoured Merc into a pylon?

  216. Boambee John

    Notafan

    When I grow up I want to be an environmental engineer.

    So very many people wanting to operate sewage processing pkants! Who would have expected that!

  217. Boambee John

    Processing plants even.

  218. Caveman

    They’re all getting a stiffy over the AXIOS interview with Trump, but I’ve never seen an interviewer so emotional as that Ozzie guy, will he be the next bedspread.

  219. Entropy

    Yes I keep telling miss entropy to choose the stream she funds most interesting, as long as it isn’t too specialised as she should be able to land a job anywhere as long as she speaks well.
    I’m just glad she wants to do something practical like engineering and doesn’t talk about a dance career on cruise ships anymore.

  220. harrys on the boat

    If you want to protect nursing home residents and cancer patients, you need one that is almost instant.

    There is one, I had to do it to return to the office because we have Rio Tinto work. It’s a finger, pin prick blood test, onto a device that is exactly like a pregnancy test. Takes seconds, although they wait a couple of mins to be sure.

    The difference is it detects any viral activity, but if you’re clear it means you don’t have Wuhan flu or any other viral infection. Why the fuck these aren’t at airports or borders is a fucking mystery. You could open everything up, and should be mandatory at aged care facilities during winter.

  221. Farmer Gez

    Sutton should be no surprise considering virtually all public positions in progressive Vic are based on what the appointee represents rather than their abilities.

    It’s a pity for the public that reality comes and mugs these vain pointless mandarins. Christine Nixon was not a one off.

  222. thefrollickingmole

    When I grow up I want to be an environmental engineer.

    So very many people wanting to operate sewage processing pkants! Who would have expected that!

    The only gold bits they will see are corn…

  223. Infidel Tiger King

    Western Australia looks set to dethrone Victoria as the country’s strongest home building state as coronavirus border restrictions cut growth in housing demand.

    The Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) latest Housing Scorecard – which compares building activity around Australia – found that while some activity indicators have yet to show the initial downside impact of the COVID-19 restrictions, change is starting to be seen in new home sales data, building approvals and housing finance.

    Told ya.

    Absolutely booming now out west. Builders have too much work.

  224. Caveman

    This won’t sell well.

    The” bedspreader ” I think that’s a new word.

  225. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mole – MSDSs tend to get a bit excitable. 😀

    We used to get 70% nitric tech grade in carboys and drums. When you took the cap off the fumes would give you a nice sinus cleanout. Pour it into a 5 L measuring cylinder, into the reaction vessel and off we go.

    These days the JSAs would be tomes as thick as a ream of photocopy paper and the PPE would be a snazzy Elon Musk spacesuit. Amazing how that works.

  226. Leigh Lowe

    Western Australia looks set to dethrone Victoria as the country’s strongest home building state as coronavirus border restrictions cut growth in housing demand.

    Silver lining.
    Ponzi sick.

  227. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Remember when Monash went on personal leave during the western front battles?

    “Greatest crisis” of our lives and some mincer sashays off for some me time.

    Monash had his mistress, installed in a hotel, in London, while he commanded the Australian Corps. His wife, back home in Australia, had been diagnosed with the cancer that claimed her life. Not wanting to distract him, she had kept the news to herself….

  228. rickw

    I was in Palau eating turtle and drinking beer when Steve Irwin got tagged by a stingray.

  229. Bruce of Newcastle

    Btw Orica make something like 400,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate per year at Kooragang.
    Enough for a bang more than 100 times bigger if piled up and set off. Almost a half megatonne yield.
    Newcastle would go away.

  230. Infidel Tiger King

    Trump is an idiot to do those interviews.

    No need to do anything except with friendlies.

    He was also woefully under prepared for it.

  231. Perth Trader

    Way out west where the rain
    Don’t fall Got a job with the company
    Building Houses
    Just to make some change
    Living and a’working on the land……….

  232. Leigh Lowe

    Entropy

    #3536837, posted on August 5, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Yes I keep telling miss entropy to choose the stream she funds most interesting, as long as it isn’t too specialised as she should be able to land a job anywhere as long as she speaks well.

    And can write a coherent, well-structured report in something resembling English.
    Many engineers I have dealt with totally struggle with that.

  233. Bear Necessities

    Correct me where I’m wrong, but doesn’t QU (when did it morph into “UQ”?) have it’s own underground mine, right there in the middle of Brisbane?

    Yep. Just off Moggill Road @ Indooroopilly.

  234. Leigh Lowe

    Newcastle would go away.

    The collateral damage would be worth it if it took Googlery out.
    Sorry.
    But sacrifices have to be made.

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