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by Douglas
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8263
Views: 602226

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

I do recall there being fresher bottles of milk behind the ones that were due to expire sooner a little while ago. Basic stock rotation at work - first in, first out. If you find that you aren't using a whole 1 litre container, I know some stores do a smaller 500ml or 600ml container. Alternately, ...
by Douglas
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8263
Views: 602226

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Coles refusing to put Milk on shelves that expires in more than a week! I wish they'd grow a brain and change this stupid policy... You will find that most businesses that deal with perishables will rotate their stock so that the oldest product is set to go out first to ensure that wastage is reduc...
by Douglas
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8263
Views: 602226

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Melbourne and I believe Sydney don't have onboard vending machines period. You buy and validate your card at the train platforms.
by Douglas
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8263
Views: 602226

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

The (Adelaide) DPTI's DILL**** attitude towards the metro card and ticket vending machines on trains that don't accept notes! This would require adding a a note acceptor into it (which are not cheap especially when you take into account that this would mean modifying the unit to accommodate it) and...
by Douglas
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: New tender for bus supply for next 10 years
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

Re: New tender for bus supply for next 10 years

Skexis wrote:Dual zone climate control, one area for us and one for the passengers would be the ideal solution but I suspect this will be placed in the "too hard' basket straightaway :(
Hispacold appear to make a dual zone controller, so it's not totally outside the realm of possibility.
by Douglas
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals
Replies: 332
Views: 57217

Re: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals

just do not give them to uber where lcb and southlink operate i would sooner buy me a cheap korean buzz box to drive to work and get about in than use a mafia mob style transport service. The chances of Uber applying for, and being the chosen operator for, a tender to operate buses is approximately...
by Douglas
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCentre
Replies: 35
Views: 10312

Re: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCe

So true. Adelaide Metro has a decent network map on the website but it is too big to print on the average home printer or use on a phone. If it was available in print & sold for a modest price I'm sure they would sell plenty of copies. The same goes for the late & lamented Melbourne map which sold ...
by Douglas
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 181
Views: 47805

Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

It will be great for Ten to be free to go in a new direction without the shackles of Australia's usual bs media baron corporate culture. Somehow I doubt they will be able to ditch 95% of the rubbish programming presently on air, and move on. To call TV in Australia "crap" would do a disservice to f...
by Douglas
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 181
Views: 47805

Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

So Lachlan Murdoch and co. didn't succeed in their last ditch attempt to prevent CBS getting the network instead of them? Ten employees should be happy then. Yep, their attempt to try and buy it on the cheap backfired when CBS came in with a compelling offer. Also not helping that was Murdoch's pre...
by Douglas
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 181
Views: 47805

Re: Let's fix Channel Nine

where's the later versions of mom and two broke girls most of us have yet to see. They're both CBS shows, and CBS now owns Ten. I suspect that when CBS' output deals are done with Nine (not sure when that happens), they won't be renewed and CBS will start putting more of their shows on their new toy.
by Douglas
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: O-Bahn Tunnel Walk
Replies: 4
Views: 8066

Re: O-Bahn Tunnel Walk

linking up with this could have been a single O-Bahn (reversible direction) track down the centre of Hackney Rd to the dedicated track and the use priority traffic lights could could have similarly speeded up the O-Bahn at a fraction of the tunnel cost. And I imagine the opposition would have had a...
by Douglas
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The telecommunications discussion thread
Replies: 63
Views: 37223

Re: The telecommunications discussion thread

B10BLE wrote:NBN speeds are a pain. Provider is TPG

If you can replicate the same speed tests a couple of times throughout the day (and ideally on a wired connection to your router) call TPG and complain. If they can't fix it then I would complain very loudly and see about moving to another provider.
by Douglas
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8263
Views: 602226

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

2. Seeing the "laid back" casual atmosphere of the courtroom in Judge Judy or even 1990s Law and Order , and then seeing an Australian courtroom which looks straight out of the 1700s, stupid-looking wigs and all. Judge Judy isn't an actual courtroom, it's a TV set. The cases are merely small claims...
by Douglas
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Laptop or Desktop?
Replies: 49
Views: 8060

Re: Laptop or Desktop?

You do need to be careful with desktop power supplies. Cheaper power supplies often cannot safely deliver the stated wattage load. It is always wise to research the power supplies and find one that experts have determined are made from appropriate components that are less likely to go boom. You're d...
by Douglas
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Laptop or Desktop?
Replies: 49
Views: 8060

Re: Laptop or Desktop?

How so? You still have to charge them up, and even when they're not plugged in they're using power, just not from the grid. A typical laptop power supply consumes no more than 90W, and that's for a high end one. A desktop power supply generally starts at 250W for a basic system and gets higher for ...
by Douglas
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Wireless internet
Replies: 63
Views: 7927

Re: Wireless internet

Thank you that - it certainly will make things easier during the move if I keep the email address for at least one year. Indeed - probably the best way to do it would be to Gmail set up to pick up email from it (if you look under the cog icon in Gmail, Options and Accounts and Import - there's an o...
by Douglas
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2016] SA Transport observations
Replies: 235
Views: 33888

Re: [Mar/Apr 2016] SA Transport observations

It's actually surprisingly easy to mess up like that with Helen (the program used to make the signs). If you change the alignment for the signs (which is a global setting) but don't drop the formatting for each and every scroll, then you get the jumping back and forth. The 222s in one direction were...
by Douglas
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Wireless internet
Replies: 63
Views: 7927

Re: Wireless internet

That full bundle was the other thing I was looking at - the only problem being that the email address I have used for years will no longer be available. One of the problems from the early fays when everyone had an email address which tended to lock them into their provider. Most people now use hotm...
by Douglas
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Wireless internet
Replies: 63
Views: 7927

Re: Wireless internet

Would wireless internet through Iinet be feasible either using my current modem which I believe can function that way or by getting a mobile Wifi hotspot which I may want to do in any case to make travelling easier? Provided you have light downloading needs (ie. under 10GB\month) then this is a via...
by Douglas
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 323691

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Haven't been on a Southlink bus northbound in peak for a few months, but I don't remember seeing any vehicle continue north via Prospect Rd. The only reason for this deviation is due to the bus only signal at the following intersection. In my opinion, it's a bit slower. The drivers definitely don't...
by Douglas
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8263
Views: 602226

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

People who do not read emails in their entirety. Perhaps my use of paragraphs confused them.

Also, people, external hard drives are cheap, every major OS released in the last eight years has somewhat backup software inbuilt, please use them!
by Douglas
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Windows version 10
Replies: 20
Views: 4821

Re: Windows version 10

HAs anyone had problems with printers after upgrading? A client of ours had an Epson multifunction that refused to do anything other than scan under it, however the last driver update for it was for Vista and it said "use Windows Update" - it was a fairly old printer. What kind of issues are you ha...
by Douglas
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Windows version 10
Replies: 20
Views: 4821

Re: Windows version 10

Main issues I seem to have are occasionally the tab key doesn't seem to want to work (happens on my work PC and my home machines), and sometimes the Start menu doesn't want to go away (but this only seems to happen with Teamviewer so may be a Teamviewer bug more than a Windows 10 one). My biggest co...
by Douglas
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 323691

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

I think variety is the opposite of what the government would want. It is easier to maintain a fleet of largely identical buses as it makes getting parts easier and in some cases cheaper - especially for common ones which you can buy in greater quantity and usually get a discount on as a result. Tha...
by Douglas
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1276
Views: 323691

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

Does anyone know how many buses are still yet to be built under the current contract? I think it's supposed to last for several more months, but it would be nice if there was some variety with the new buses entering service. Different paint jobs and different stop buttons don't really count as vari...

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