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PostPosted: Sat, 18. Mar 17, 08:53    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The thing is, the article says that they were talking to Apple about this case. They wouldn't be doing that if the guy had been using some third-party Chinese knock-off charger, and I believe Big Clive has done a tear-down of the official Apple charger and found it to be rather good.

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PostPosted: Sat, 18. Mar 17, 14:05    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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News just in.

We've had a series of torrential rainfalls in Sydney over the last week. During this time, an 11 year old boy has sadly drowned. This is tragic, and I feel bad finding it funny, but . .

. . . Well, going body-boarding in the Storm Water drain will do that to you.


It was astonishingly stupid but not worth a death sentence. Our storm water systems are relics of the 50s when water scarcity was less of an issue and no one seemed to care about safety. That setup would direct tonnes of water into a relatively small area extremely rapidly- the storm water would arrive quickly without warning.

Don't play in drains.


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PostPosted: Sat, 18. Mar 17, 15:24    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I used to play in those storm drains around Sydney in the sixties.

I am aware now how incredibly dengerous it was, at the time it was just rather cool and seemed 'dangerous and exciting' even though at the time I almost certainly had no concept of how much danger I was putting myself in.

Yet I did understand more relatable danger, like the sea, walking barefoot on grass, picking up animals, stuff like that.

Let's face it, pretty much anything in the Land of Oz is deadly.


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PostPosted: Mon, 20. Mar 17, 06:26    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

While we are about it, if you go camping in the outback, and find a nice sandy spot that will be comfortable for you to put down your sleeping bag, look around for the high ground. Sandy river beds are almost never full n Australia, and when they do fill, the source is typically hundreds of kilometres away. You won't even see the storm that kills you, and your final moments would not be pleasant.


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PostPosted: Mon, 20. Mar 17, 06:29    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

..aaaaand this just in:

teenager jumps in river with crocodile for a dare


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PostPosted: Mon, 20. Mar 17, 21:23    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

philip_hughes wrote:
..aaaaand this just in:

teenager jumps in river with crocodile for a dare


I was feeling bold enough to write one of mine. I changed my mind.

It is nothing compared to that.

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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Mar 17, 05:36    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

This thread reminds me why it really isn't that bad getting old .

Remember all those times as a youngling when you said ; "Here Gramps , hold my beer and watch this " and wonder way gramps is Laughing ? Well now you get tobe be gramps with access to 911 / 888 , etc (depending where on the planet you are )

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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Mar 17, 12:07    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

000 over here.


The uk used to have a joke that the Australian emergency number was 666. I presume it was 999 at the time.


Ps that kid managed to get a date with the girl he was trying to impress. Not a recommended courtship ritual but i gather he is quite happy with the result.


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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Mar 17, 13:26    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

mrbadger wrote:
I used to play in those storm drains around Sydney in the sixties.

I am aware now how incredibly dengerous it was, at the time it was just rather cool and seemed 'dangerous and exciting' even though at the time I almost certainly had no concept of how much danger I was putting myself in.

Yet I did understand more relatable danger, like the sea, walking barefoot on grass, picking up animals, stuff like that.

Let's face it, pretty much anything in the Land of Oz is deadly.

If there was ever a reason to not like Australia that's it. Being denied the feeling of walking bare foot on grass would get on my nerves too much.


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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Mar 17, 13:34    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

InFlamesForEver wrote:
mrbadger wrote:
I used to play in those storm drains around Sydney in the sixties.

I am aware now how incredibly dengerous it was, at the time it was just rather cool and seemed 'dangerous and exciting' even though at the time I almost certainly had no concept of how much danger I was putting myself in.

Yet I did understand more relatable danger, like the sea, walking barefoot on grass, picking up animals, stuff like that.

Let's face it, pretty much anything in the Land of Oz is deadly.

If there was ever a reason to not like Australia that's it. Being denied the feeling of walking bare foot on grass would get on my nerves too much.


Oh, you can walk barefoot on grass, in one or more of the following circumstances:

1) The grass has been weeded or sprayed thoroughly over several years to remove the bindii.

2) You know where the bindii patches are (and they're actually fairly easy to spot if you know what you're looking for).

3) It's not Summer.

4) You're HARD CORE and don't mind horrible little spikes in your foot.

(I have noticed that Australian kids develop this particular curl-footed gait which exposes the minimum of the foot to the weeds. You walk normally until you get the first spike, you go curl-footed from there to the nearest place where you can sit down and remove several dozen spikes, usually to the accompaniment of cursewords and the muttered promise to acquire a flamethrower or some other impractically awesome weapon to deal with the plants. Smile ).


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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Mar 17, 13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Found a wolf spider on my lawn. It was the biggest I'd seen- about 2cm long. I was wondering why my foot hurt so much. Fortunately their bites are only painful, not dangerous.

The previous week i got stung by a wasp. Same foot. Apparently they are the most dangerous creature in australia. Still alive!


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