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17 hours ago
How disappointed as a parent would you be if your 30 something offspring is only appeased - after a verbal disagreement- by niche pop culture toys. These people are going to be running society in 15-20 years. Are we not totally fucked?
I don't believe for a second I give the slightest fuck what some whiny offended twit thinks. At some point you'll realise getting butthurt because someone else doesn't feel the same passion for whichever niche subject you obsess over is pointless. Until then, stay mad.
I'm familiar with the nomenclature, but it's interesting that various ministers / premier / the opposition refer to "this government" in terms of the elected officials, ie "the government of the day". "The government" seems to be a colloquial catch all term for the public service.
20 hours ago
I was a PSB but the uniform was Polo Sport & Nautica. I was a shithead graff scene wannabe that traded weed for clothes freshly stolen from Myer though, so not the epitome of style.
Seems like half the city wears that.
Why are you worried if there's no indicators that there is any risk to you?
I'd say of all the trades it pays the least for the most physical effort required, and there's plenty of shit trades out there. Call me soft but messing around with cables & electricity, usually inside / under a roof seems far more appealing. You're less likely to be affected by wet weather days too, which can really be a burden on certain trades' income streams.
21 hours ago
Yep, I've got a mate with a laser measurey thingo I'll get to check the dimensions. Thanks for the reminder.
Aboriginal people are the descendants of Denisovans and not homo sapiens? Big call mate...
It's miraculous that indigenous culture hasn't been entirely eradicated. The knowledge of the land, living in harmony with the environment and the seasons and the sheer endurance of the people given the harsh conditions is remarkable.
The fact remains that throughout history, humans have conquered, slaughtered & subjugated one another. It's not pretty, but it's what happened. Australia is no different. The inhabitants at the time of European (and it's probably lucky it wasn't the French) arrival were no match for the technology & diseases of the new arrivals.
The history of humanity is one of constant flux & over time conquest & reconquering of cities & kingdoms. It's not good or bad, it's just how it happened (and continues to).
It's hard to say how long Floresiensis / whichever iteration of hominid were here, certainly prior to 50k years ago, which is roughly when humans migrated into the area (and ate/eradicated them). It's quite possible the Sunda & Sahul shelves were bridged, allowing migration of animals / hominids (hence why marsupial species are found on certain islands). Therefore it's inconceivable that an entire continent would be completely devoid - terra nullius if you will - of hominids given the fossil records from just across the water. Something, not quite a modern human, was very likely inhabiting parts of the continent before the ancestors of the modern indigenous people arrived & ate/mated/drove them to extinction.
Fragments of the culture remain. There are very very few, if any still living according to tradition. Unfortunately most have succumbed / been forced to embrace modern life. No different to most other indigenous cultures around the world (excepting perhaps the North Sentinelese).
23 hours ago
They can expect a mass of not giving a fuck on my behalf, but you're absolutely right.
Yeah I bet you are.
JUST. DO. FUCKING. NOTHING.
You aren't screwed, you don't owe them money, just walk away from it all, delete any correspondence and get on with your life.
Stop fixating & obsessing over something that is pointless. 99% of people who get these bullshit "fines" throw them in the bin, and with absolutely zero repercussions because they rely on gullibility of vulnerable people.
How many replies to this effect is it going to take?
The person is whinging in multiple posts about "hurr durr muh murdoch".
If you own it, it's your land. Ownership of land is impermanent - history tells us that. Before the aboriginal people, it's quite likely something else inhabited the area (homo floresiensis or similar) before they came along and decided it belonged to them. I think it's nice to acknowledge ancient cultures existed and marvel at their ingenuity but is past ownership even relevant, given how often it's changed hands?
Nice tool that, cheers for sharing.
Who cares? He's from Sydney anyway. I thought this was the Brisbane sub, not the "current thing popular culture" sub.
Had the option to install sarking when the roof was repointed/repainted last year, but turned it down as literally every roofing company said it was pointless. One guy suggested the SolarArk, which looks pretty cool, but I'd probably prefer a hardwired one operating on a timer (few hours after sunrise to few after sundown). Trees aren't an option due to the property specs, and the fact shading the roof negates having solar. Thanks for the input!
24 hours ago
"bet you're the wank wank wank"...is that how you get through life, projecting your insecurities & imagining your own shortcomings embodied in someone else? Fuck up. If you want "iconic Australian" music, listen to some Mulga Bore Hard Rock.
What a good thing he gets to renew that rent-free lease every time you drive past it.
I assume that's sarcasm, given the enormous shopping, retail, hotel & casino precinct springing up literally next door.
The Qld Government owns Parliament House, which you'd think is the "headquarters" of government given that it's where the legislative assembly meets. 1 William Street hosts a number of departments, but not all of them.
Expect unglamorous work to begin with...fetching ice, emptying bins, restocking fridges and basically learning how the operation works. You'll graduate to pouring beers & other drinks. You will spill the beer...on the counter, on yourself, on the floor. Beer smells after a while, and so will you. Expect to come home "smelling like a brewery" after every shift, for a while.
As you're new you'll probably be asked to do closing most shifts, which means hanging around to tidy up and sanitise the service area, long after many of your colleagues have gone (it's an unenviable task). It might be worth watching a few videos about dealing with intoxicated people. The rule of thumb in Australia seems to be that as long as you're not vomiting, sleeping or fighting they'll keep serving you.
As each night wears on, you'll encounter people at different stages of drunkenness. Some become friendlier, some become angrier, most just become harder to understand over the music. Getting some insight might help avoid nasty situations, but be prepared to be abused & ridiculed by morons who are upset you mixed up their order / didn't prepare it quick enough etc. Your manager will provide guidance on how to deal with them & what is appropriate action.
Have fun & enjoy the experience. You will meet a huge variety of people both as colleagues & customers. You will gain an insight into human psyche you didn't know was possible, and many other intriguing aspects of human behaviour. It will be saddening, maddening & possibly frightening, but most certainly enlightening!
1 day ago
How did the stadium go during the floods last year? I see CTM Stadium next door is still in the process of redoing their turf, I assume because of the damage.