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  1. Comment on Why Standing Desks Are Overrated in ~life

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    My office, which is a federal govt department in Australia, has sit stand workstations installed. You can sit, or pressing buttons raise your desk to stand. Height adjustment driven by an electric...

    My office, which is a federal govt department in Australia, has sit stand workstations installed. You can sit, or pressing buttons raise your desk to stand. Height adjustment driven by an electric motor.

    I just wish the desks would have a silent motor. All day long, all around me, is a constant low pitched whirrrrrrrrrr of peoples desks being raised or lowered. It's quite distracting.

    Talk about a first world problem! :-)

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  2. Comment on What editor do you use? in ~comp

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    Not for a lot of years. My favourite was the Vi editor. Talking late 1980's here. Anyone else as old as me??!! Shift-ZZ: Out!

    Not for a lot of years.

    My favourite was the Vi editor. Talking late 1980's here. Anyone else as old as me??!!

    Shift-ZZ: Out!

    2 votes
  3. Comment on If You Want Your Children to See a Coral Reef, Join the Left in ~misc

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    Anyone left or right, is welcome to come to my place at Cairns, Qld, and see the Great Barrier Reef! You won't find a better place to scuba dive and see such awesome coral; as well as other...

    Anyone left or right, is welcome to come to my place at Cairns, Qld, and see the Great Barrier Reef! You won't find a better place to scuba dive and see such awesome coral; as well as other attractions like all the pelagic fish, some wrecked boats/ships and other sea life like turtles and rays year round. As well as whales and their baby calves seasonally! :-)

  4. Comment on I think Tildes should remain invite-only in ~tildes

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    If by keeping as an invite model, it removes the kiddies who flood every post on Reddit with their juvenile jokes and general rubbish, then this is a good thing. Quality replies and content is the...

    If by keeping as an invite model, it removes the kiddies who flood every post on Reddit with their juvenile jokes and general rubbish, then this is a good thing.

    Quality replies and content is the leading attribute about tildes.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, UN scientists say in ~enviro

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    I'm not making any claims, I am saying it is natural and normal. Where are the facts that we have 10 years to allegedly get "climate change" under control? You need to provide proof of that....

    I'm not making any claims, I am saying it is natural and normal.

    Where are the facts that we have 10 years to allegedly get "climate change" under control? You need to provide proof of that.

    Climate change is nothing other than a scam propagated by vocal sections of the media. Climate change is totally natural, and something the planet goes through over millions of years as it naturally heats, and cools.

    https://imgur.com/P4Celad.jpg

  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    No bands or music in particular lately. Although, I stumbled across an amazing Youtube video from 14 years ago. It's from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony for George Harrison being...

    No bands or music in particular lately.

    Although, I stumbled across an amazing Youtube video from 14 years ago. It's from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony for George Harrison being post-humously inducted, where they play "While my guitar gently weeps".

    Got an awesome cast of Price (who does an amazing solo), Tom Petty, George's son Dhani, Steve Winwood, Marc Mann and Jeff Lynne.

    I must have watched and listened to it a few dozen times, it's just an awesome performance!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

    1 vote
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    Size itself definitely is an issue. The eastern seaboard of Australia has probably 75% of our population, and it's a solid 20 hour drive between Brisbane and Melbourne (1650km) and there's tens of...

    Size itself definitely is an issue. The eastern seaboard of Australia has probably 75% of our population, and it's a solid 20 hour drive between Brisbane and Melbourne (1650km) and there's tens of thousands of vehicles travelling between both every single day.

    As long as battery technology continues to mature and improve, as range is a show stopper for large countries.

  8. Comment on Daylight saving is not something for economists to lose sleep over in ~misc

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    Hehe I live in a southern state subject to DLS. This year, it didn't affect me on the Sunday morning, as I with the fam were on holidays in Qld. It wasn't until today when we got back home that we...

    Hehe I live in a southern state subject to DLS.

    This year, it didn't affect me on the Sunday morning, as I with the fam were on holidays in Qld.

    It wasn't until today when we got back home that we had to adjust clocks and what not. And it didn't even feel that we had been subject to a time change.

    It's absolute bollocks that this causes people to die.

  9. Comment on The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, UN scientists say in ~enviro

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    Climate change is natural. No amount of human intervention can make a change. The planet heats up over thousands of years. Then it cools. Rinse, repeat.

    Climate change is natural. No amount of human intervention can make a change.

    The planet heats up over thousands of years. Then it cools. Rinse, repeat.

  10. Comment on The power of logic: How math can help you win your next argument in ~talk

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    Can I ask a dumb question?!! :-) Why do you call it "math"? Why do you not call it "maths"? Are you doing "mathematic"? Or "mathematics"? Honest question!

    Can I ask a dumb question?!! :-)

    Why do you call it "math"?

    Why do you not call it "maths"?

    Are you doing "mathematic"?

    Or "mathematics"?

    Honest question!

  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    That was a great read, thanks for posting, ducks! :-) Storing Petabytes of data... huge amounts to comprehend!!

    That was a great read, thanks for posting, ducks! :-)

    Storing Petabytes of data... huge amounts to comprehend!!

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  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    Tiny little countries can do this, I suppose. Doesn't mean they are role models for other countries. It's a 3 days drive from Perth to Sydney here in Australia. Best of luck doing that in an...

    Tiny little countries can do this, I suppose.

    Doesn't mean they are role models for other countries.

    It's a 3 days drive from Perth to Sydney here in Australia. Best of luck doing that in an electric vehicle having to recharge it so often.

    Let alone those of us who do 4wding trips in the desert along iconic routes like the Simpson Desert. Canning Stock Route, Cape York, Gibb River Road, Gunbarrel Highway to name a few. Some I have done. Some are on my bucket list in the future, in my diesel powered 4wd.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Taking a mental health day (and not feeling guilty about it) in ~life

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    There is nothing wrong with taking a MHD. I take one or two of them per annum, myself. Some days, you just wake up and cannot face the world.

    There is nothing wrong with taking a MHD. I take one or two of them per annum, myself.

    Some days, you just wake up and cannot face the world.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Why do you lock your smartphone? in ~talk

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    I have no choice in locking my phone. I am allowed to use it for personal use. It is an Australian Federal Government device, and all iPhones are hardened in accordance with the Australian Signal...

    I have no choice in locking my phone. I am allowed to use it for personal use.

    It is an Australian Federal Government device, and all iPhones are hardened in accordance with the Australian Signal Directorates (ASD) requirements.

    https://acsc.gov.au/publications/protect/ios-hardening-guide.htm

    2 votes
  15. Comment on The Death of Google in ~tech

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    I have been reading Lauren's articles on the old Usenet group comp.risks for far too many years than I recall. :-) Nowadays called the plain old Risks Digest at www.risks.org Lauren always has...

    I have been reading Lauren's articles on the old Usenet group comp.risks for far too many years than I recall. :-) Nowadays called the plain old Risks Digest at www.risks.org

    Lauren always has interesting and thought provoking commentary to discuss. I enjoy reading his content.

    As to this particular content, the death of Google, I'd need to research a bit more to form an opinion!

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Anyone Use A VPN? If So, Which One? in ~comp

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    I too use PIA. Mainly to get around the 'The content you want to view is not available in your country' messages that is common here in Australia. Even on some Youtube videos, believe it or not....

    I too use PIA. Mainly to get around the 'The content you want to view is not available in your country' messages that is common here in Australia. Even on some Youtube videos, believe it or not. Just link surfing and go to view some random 'Best of the worst drivers for April 2018' or some such and BAM. Up it pops.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Why did you choose this username for your Tildes account? in ~talk

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    Struth. I've been spelling wrong all these years!

    Struth. I've been spelling wrong all these years!

  18. Comment on Why did you choose this username for your Tildes account? in ~talk

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    I am from Australia hence the Oz bit. And Poider is a funny bogan character that actor Eric Bana played in a few comedy sketch shows. I'm just as big a bogan as Poider I reckon!

    I am from Australia hence the Oz bit. And Poider is a funny bogan character that actor Eric Bana played in a few comedy sketch shows. I'm just as big a bogan as Poider I reckon!

    2 votes