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  1. 23 hours ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

    My sister, who grew up around firearms, was attempting to keep her offspring firearm free, including toy guns.  She finally gave up when one of the boys made a gun out of toast.


    I think there's something genetically ingrained with boys and weapons, my son also started making weapons out of things before we'd introduced them to him.



    11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Pfff, heading for  Teams meeting about the reorganisation.

    Union and the Military have stopped talking to each other so stuff is delayed.


    Basically it means we all need to apply for our own ( or a different) position again in the new organisation form.

    Eventhough they say there will be no real issues it's still something I hate to go through ( again and again it seems).

    Holidays are coming and we might have to do interviews just before or just after those.

    Not the best of times to do so and certainly not while we're supposed to work from home as much as possible etc etc...


    Anyway, I hope things will work out, just one or two more of these rounds, 4 years and 8 months to go...



    went through that last year - my condolences

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  2. On 12/1/2021 at 11:54 PM, TGP said:

    DEC 1

    Is going on a cruise something you’d consider doing? If you’ve never done that, what was the longest voyage on salt water you have ever made?

    Not something I'll consider, too many people, longest v trip, Melbourne to Devonport


    17 hours ago, TGP said:

    DEC 2

    Christmas decor: …Are you tired of seeing it yet? About how long have the stores near you been festooned with forests of little trees? Do you have a tree up of your own?

    Haven't seen any, possibly because I've blocked them out, is possibly because I've only been to 3 stores since August...

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  3. 12 hours ago, Pegazus said:

    Worked in a lab with Mac PowerBooks in college (get off my lawn, whippersnappers!) because the lab prof claimed they didn’t crash. 

    Had a three-finger slippage that revealed an immediate crash bug. Loved purposely crashing my Mac every time he walked by. 

    Worth the time to boot back up. 

    Love it.


    In other news, I hate fencing, not the type with swords

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  4. 13 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

     Downside is that I get every red light possible … and computer errors that nobody has seen before. I once got the 3D CAD software to throw an error message in French filled with appropriate French curse words describing what the message writer thought of the coder’s skills. Developer said that shouldn’t have been possible, as it was located in deep, dark company-only areas. Welcome to my reality, Dassault!

    My only claim to fame regarding weird errors is the fact that every single Mac I have ever used has crashed on me.


    And that is just in normal usage


    I would expect that to happen if I was coding, but not when just using a web browser or other built-in software.


    Of course, when I'm coding I do get some weird errors, but that's due to using the wrong function, trying to get a function to do something that it wasn't designed to do, or when the interpreter we're using has been upgraded to the latest version and I'm used to how the old version works.

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  5. 3 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

    out of interest, which ship?

    it's not raining here today...we had 50mm of rain across two days already so it's a bit wet (especially on top of the fact it was already wet...all our water storage is overflowing.

    Spoke too early, we've now had more rain, and hail

    1 hour ago, Pegazus said:

    Rense Dreadnought. It calls me. 

    I may have to don an eyepatch, get a parrot, and put my engineering degree in reverse. Had to do that for a Saab Drakken flight test once, so I know I can get close. 

    But… if I am going to put that many hours into getting a spacecraft mini CAD’d up, it should probably be one free of someone else’s IP so I can put it up on Thingiverse or MMF. Maybe get enough scratch to buy a beer and a pizza. 

    Not a bad model...I don't think I ever had that one (a mate acquired all my RSN models when I was doing a cleanout)

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  6. 19 hours ago, Pegazus said:

     there's this one Spartan Games ship that's eluded me. And I really like it. Is pretty.



    out of interest, which ship?

    it's not raining here today...we had 50mm of rain across two days already so it's a bit wet (especially on top of the fact it was already wet...all our water storage is overflowing.

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  7. 12 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for September 9th:

    What was the worst physical injury you've suffered?

    Not actually sure on this one

    In terms of what I can remember, concussion, sprained ankle or the 1" gash down the centre of my left palm would be the top of the list

    So nothing too serious

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  8. 1 hour ago, Arkady said:

    Hmm, apparently turned my thread notifications off here, so completely missed this.


    I know KoD, and really appreciate your bringing them up because I took a very loong look at their stuff, specifically the Glacier Lodge. It seems perfect at first glance, but I just can't wrap my head around what internal structuring they have done. The only stairs up are from the ground floor "stage"? That probably seemed okay from a purely tabletop gaming perspective, but from an actual interior design/storytelling perspective, it means the entire ground floor is a giant lobby and the "stage" can't actually be a stage (irrespective of whether I leave out the steps leading up to it). Haven't had an idea how to "fix" the kits internal structuring yet, or I would've asked relatives down under to ship it as a private gift worth 44,50 already.

    I was actually thinking of the Harmonic Theatre when I made my post...but I suspect I realised it wasn't really suitable even with the additional internal detailing set you can pick up

    On to the glacier lodge, it actually reminds me a bit of a few of the theatres I've been to, and yes, the stage isn't really a stage, more that the first floor is a large foyer - although typically you'd have doors out the back into the theatre proper.

    Looking at your requirements again the Carnavon Shophouse may be worth looking at, or Breyfogle logistics (this one would need a bit more work I think)

    But yes, most of these are designed more for wargaming, so detailed interiors are a bit low on the ground!

    Looking back at Sarissa Precision - the Retail Unit model may also fit your needs - it has a couple of internal rooms already



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  9. This would be more appealing to me if they had multiple poses rather than being monopose, but they do look like nice models

    did anyone pick up the dinosaurs, and if so can they give a review?

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  10. 6 hours ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:


    What's even more frightening is that there is an overlap between the dumbest functional humans and really smart bears.


    I believe the same could be set about dumbest functional humans and really smart pigs

    Makes it easier to build pig bait stations, because very few other animals can get into them...


    5 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:



    I had to tell them twice that, no, I would not be making a programming change to the report to accommodate this.  The report is functioning correctly, no business system that I know of would correctly record data for a time traveling server.

    It's caused some interesting discussions in my workplace - we have one server that runs on CET, whereas everything else (include us) is on AEST, so someone was doing some troubleshooting and wondering why the timestamps on these items didn't make sense. I asked if the timestamp was 8 hours out...that solved that confusion - luckily the problem wasn't related to dates (in this case)

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  11. 7 hours ago, vulture said:

    There is some "second chance" stuff I'd like to get, but it burns me that I have to use a second email. I have a dedicated email for transactions, period. Sure, I have other emails, but they are confidential / professional. I really don't want to create a new email I then have to manage to buy some additional stuff one time. If that is how it is going to be, HARD PASS.

    I know this has been mentioned before, and I can confirm that it definitely works for gmail (and my work email), but if you add +[something] to the end of your email most providers see it as going to the same address - e.g. [email protected] would go to [email protected]

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  12. 4 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:


    I'm going to stop now. Listening to all the politicians right now is making me way too cynical, way too fast. I got to pace myself.

    I'd say it's like the joke about lawyers, but when it comes to politicians it isn't a joke.

    4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Not even sure purple is right, I DO worry a lot lately.

    Every little thing that goes wrong bothers me more than it should.

    I think that's partly the nature of the world at the moment, I'm finding myself in a similar situation, unfortunately the solution is always easier said then done  - just don't ask me what that solution is.


    Even something I should be happy about - like the fact we've found a 5 acre block of land to buy - I'm worrying about.

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  13. 15 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

    That there looks like a magpie - yet another member of the corvids.


    So, given my track record with corvids... maybe.


    On the other hand, piss off one, and you have pissed off the entire flock. And it is far easier to befriend a single bird than a flock. (It is because I befriended Crazy Crow that I am friends with his flock - when I met him, he had no flock.)


    The Auld Grum[

    It is indeed an Australian Magpie - which are not Corvids.

    Our local magpies tend to hang around in pairs unless they have young, but some do form larger flocks. And I know a few people who've managed to befriend their local magpie

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  14. 11 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    August 12: What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done, and why did you do it?

    Waited out a hailstorm under an underpass, said hailstorm had golf-ball and larger hailstones and if I'd been where I was not 10 minutes earlier I would've been caught out in it,

    Why was I there - had taken my son to the museum and he suddenly decided that we needed to leave - NOW - if we'd been any earlier or later leaving we would've been either watching from inside the museum and probably had no way to get home, OR caught in the hail where  there wasn't a convenient underpass

    This Hailstorm

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