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  1. 29 minutes ago, Thatguy said:

    I was asked - do I have a valid reason? To which my answer was of course, yes. (And the reason? Because I wanted to.)


    Was that to vote early in person or on the postal vote form?

    Because from memory I think the postal vote form has 4 maybe 6 options and they are all fairly generic. At the end of the day the AEC want people to vote, they don't care if it's done via post, but the rules state one must have a valid reason so that's all they ask for they don't care what the reason is.


    I never really thought I liked dark themes on my web pages but I've been getting used to them lately and this site stood out as kind of annoying all white so I've changed it. Looks much better black I think I'll keep it.

    Given all that white is less environmentally friendly I'll consider this my contribution to global warming :P

  2. He's turned into a huge dick since he was chosen to be a gambler. But he's always sucking up to James and Lars in interviews and on stage when he gets a chance. As for his passion with metal, the closest thing he's done that's metal in the past 6 years is the album with Bert from Big Bang Theory. His latest album with his wife is barely even hard rock and with the new Anthrax album that they started writing in 2018 now not due until sometime on 2023, possibly, he's about as metal as a cheese sandwich with pickles.


  3. 27 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

    I really don't understand why they can't just have people vote on their phones via an internet poll like they do for American Idol. We could have election results in mere minutes.

    In this country it requires changes to the constitution to implement any form of online voting. It's not impossible but it's something no party really wants to be responsible for changing given the ramifications if it fails. 


  4. Sam Kinison was originally selected to play Al Bundy, that means that Tom Araya could have been Al Bundy. That would have made a hell of a difference in later years when Scott Ian and Anthrax made it on the show, instead of chasing Kelly Scott would have been chasing Tom around kissing his arse just like he's been doing for the last 20 years...when he's not kissing Lars Ulrich's arse.


  5. I love the way that the AEC has been on TV lately talking about the high numbers of people voting early while at the  same time saying that people need a good reason not to vote on the day. The only reason people need is "will not be available". Not only that if you ask your local member, whether you like them or not, for a postal vote form most of them keep your name on record for the next election and just send out the forms because they think they've got a chance of getting your vote if they send you the papers.

  6. I think in the interest of not taking the sides the ABC are anti every politician whilst simultaneously kissing their arses to try and get interviews with them. The ABC TV news is like a kid whose parents have split up, today they talk to one politician about how great he's doing and how the other parents are all idiots, then tomorrow they get a different parent on and do the same bloody thing. Not one hard question has been asked by the media in this election.

  7. I don't hate it but I really can't be fucked running linux, unix or any other flavour of free OS. Now I've gotten rid of all the privacy shit, the telemetry shit, the background weight and re-changed all the out of the box settings that I don't like it will pretty much run problem free until the next update. 

  8. I haven't bothered with the flu vax simply because I don't go anywhere. I know that's not really a good excuse because I do see people but it's just never been a priority. However I'd never suggest my decision should influence others, if I spent more time in public places I'd no doubt get it.

    It obviously wont be everyone's case but there must be some truth to the 4 hour thing. My brother was at my place last weekend for less than 2 hours at the same time my daughter was no doubt positive and despite sitting around the same table he's had no signs of infection and he's required to do a RAT every day at work. He also deals with up to 200 RAT results every day as a part of his job making sure the site remains as covid free as possible and the number of people who have spent short times with cases but not contracted it is very high.

    My wife is currently required to do 5 RATs in 7 days so she can keep going to work and despite coming home each day to 'covid kid' in the house she's still testing negative and I still haven't caught it and I've been in the same room playing games on the big TV for three days.

  9. Bloody hell can't Windows tell I'm trying to listen to music here! I finally got around to upgrading(?) to WinBlows 11 and after over an hour of waiting for it to install now comes the long task of modifying and changing everything to get rid of the shitty telemetry and other useless bloatware crap Microsoft thinks I need. Problem is I'm barely getting through a song between changes and nearly every change wants me to restart the damn computer. I think Microsoft hates thrash metal!


  10. My mum used to threaten us with the Naughty Boys Home when we were young and too silly to ask how come there was only naughty boys. Even when we moved house and a long way from the city apparently this naughty boys home still knew where to find us. I remember one day while we lived in a caravan park for a short time hiding behind a huge garden mound watching the front gate begging the cops to turn up and not the naughty boys home. Problem there was that I got my fucking wish!

    Teachers don't seem to have a good sense of humour any more, I remember when I was at school and I wrote a heap of dirty limericks in the back of my English folder and the teacher just marked them and handed them back. I didn't get a good mark for them, she didn't even give me points for making them rhyme, but she never rang my parents. When it came to my kids they knew what swearing was from a young age and they knew when and where to use most of the words so they were pretty good. It wasn't until they got into teen years where they started to let it drop 'accidentally'. The rule we had was that if they wouldn't say it in front of their grandmother who spent years condoning us for such harsh words as shit, then it wasn't safe to say in the presence of other adults, especially ones they didn't know.

  11. Both my kids picked up emo art from school. Like me they always drew, always doodled, that sort of thing but somewhere in school those pictures started looking like emo characters. Thankfully they never turned emo, except in attitude, but we suddenly went from pictures of fairies and princesses to emo characters looking all moody and dark. By the age of about 16 my eldest found more of an appreciation for metal band art and horror art and she filled her room with such drawn images but these days she's broadening her scope. My youngest still draws but it's not really a focus for her and she's not into the darker stuff.

  12. I wouldn't call it a favourite but I do like Bobby G. As you say it's not Overkill because it's missing some important elements but Bobby G is still a good musician. I think the name is a bit crappy and I'm not sure he had the publicity that someone who was such a part of the 80's scene deserved but chances are the band probably wouldn't have broken anything even if they did get some good publicity behind his three releases.

    I know it was on limited release when it came out, I'm not even sure it can be bought now.


    Fatal Embrace - Dark Pounding Steel


  13. 10k cases of the flu currently in Australia and it's worse than ever because we aren't getting the flu vax according to the news reports. Mind you that's less cases country wide than Vic covid cases so while I guess we should be worried about the flu it seems we should more worried about covid.

    I think it's easy to call it a political decision when we see governments with so many different rules but IMHO it's not as political as people want to make it out to be in this country. Parts of it are but the top line medical people making the decisions in this country are not politically appointed and if they were making decisions about isolation, infectious periods and safety based on political persuasion it would come out with more evidence than it does.

    Even in Victoria where "Dictator" Dan got his 9 month of lock downs there was only unsubstantiated media talk about how the CMO/CHO were making politically based decisions. At one point the media had the CHO quitting because he was apparently being ignored and the government were making up their own mind about isolation and infection control. That was about 10 months ago and the guy is still in his job with no evidence of him quitting ever proven by the media. If anything in this country it's media driven not political.


  14. I know here we only have seven days isolation and that's firm. When my daughter registered with the state government site it told her that because she couldn't pin point where she got it from she needed to assume she caught it no more than two days before the positive test (first known symptoms) and that her isolation ended on day seven after the test. She doesn't need a negative test result to get out and there is no mention of her having to wear a mask when she gets out.

    Household contracts are allowed to leave home if they wear a mask in other indoor areas and do five negative RATs in the same seven days. But it's self testing and there is no requirement to have those tests analysed therefore the onus is on the household contact to be honest. After seven days everyone is a free for all.

    I presume that means our government is hedging it's bets on nine possibly days where a person could be infectious. That seem to suggest that on the last day the infectious person could give it to a household contact and that person who is free to go out could potentially spread it elsewhere before they know they have symptoms. But I guess the data the government has tells them the risk of that isn't high enough to keep household contacts who have tested negative during the entire week testing for longer than the isolation period. So maybe the nine total days has a buffer time where the patient isn't actually infectious. I have no idea.

  15. Taking care of a kid who was isolating didn't sound like the worse job when it popped up. But its funny how keeping her distance falls along the way side as soon as she starts feeling better :) I haven't looked at the government data about when the bug starts becoming less infectious but she's here until Sunday so I imagine keeping her distance might become less of an issue in the next few days.

    I can't really complain I'm not forcing her to stay in the spare room, in fact I'm encouraging her to get outside in the fresh air and sit on the veranda for some of the day. She's just a little bored and looking for something to do, apparently she's spoken to some of her fellow students and they reckon classes have been cancelled due to lack of attendance so she hasn't even got studying to keep her occupied.

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