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

Postby Off The Rails » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:00 pm

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

Postby scott » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:20 am

Clive Palmer's constant radio and TV ads.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:31 am

Walk out live Clive. Always walks out on interviews whenever a question challenges him.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:49 am

scott wrote:Clive Palmer's constant radio and TV ads.

Not to mention YouTube.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:53 am

Why do so many Australians buy Subaru cars? I just heard one go past the bus stop and they are loud raucous things.
Nothing I hate worse than a young guy tearing around in a decade+ old Liberty with fancy mags and lowered suspension and acting like he drives an Impreza WRX.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:09 pm

****ing climate change. Hottest day ever recorded here in Adelaide, reaching a lovely 46.2C degrees. I don't think it will take another 79 years for this record to be broken again though.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:32 am

The (Adelaide) DPTI's DILL**** attitude towards the metro card and ticket vending machines on trains that don't accept notes!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Why was it changed from "global warming" to "climate change"?

What about overseas with some countries, and or towns/cities etc getting record snow falls?

TA3001, not Adelaide's, but Australia's hottest ever RECORDED reliable temperature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oodnadatta#Climate
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby busrider » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:34 pm

It was Adelaide's hottest day on record.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:56 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:Why was it changed from "global warming" to "climate change"?

What about overseas with some countries, and or towns/cities etc getting record snow falls?

TA3001, not Adelaide's, but Australia's hottest ever RECORDED reliable temperature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oodnadatta#Climate


From what I've heard, William Creek makes Oodnadatta seem like the South Pole. But there is no weather station located in the district, hence no records.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:49 pm

No quoting whole posts please

• Okay what does Hollywood done?

What an awful remake of Beaches (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5918926). It's more of an "insult" to the original 1988 movie. Changing the second main character to black, altering the story line by adding a character, etc. The actors couldn't even act, and has for their so called singing. . .

• Sydney Trains cancelling a number of train services on Friday (at least 3 cancelled) but announcing it at stations, eg: Central & Musuem. Usually they would say that XYZ service(s) is / are cancelled. Hmm, . . .

• Yet again, replacing trains with coaches/buses on a long weekend.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Off The Rails » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:27 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:No quoting whole posts please

Didn't realise this became a dictatorship...

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

Postby Bus Suggestions » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:25 am

This article which Merc1107 has kindly pointed out in the WA Discussion.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:53 pm

^^ At Off The Rails, because it makes it hard to read, especially quotes within quotes within quotes & so on.

• Fat young mothers who have their big bakooza of a pram in the way of the aisles. She made it hard for me & others to get pass. She had this big pram right next to the steps preventing passengers from getting pass, as if she has a right to "hog" the aisle. I think at the next main stopping station, it would've been passed onto the guard/station staff. Why on earth would you need such a large pram just for one?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:28 pm

I hate those miniature open stores inside shopping centres that are in the middle of a busy walkway.

I'm referring to something like this
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At Stockland Greenhills some of these miniature stores are deadset in the middle of a tight walkway. If tight space wasn't a concern I wouldn't mind or care. Of course with these kind of stores being where they are that of course means the occasional customer is looking around the store and that even reduces more space and clogs up the walkway. And let's not about some people who don't stop far from these mini open stores and block the walkway even more with their gathering of friends or family and chit chat. I already hate going to the shopping centre enough as it is :/

Also Stockland Greenhills for knowing a well known MLM company / business inside their shopping centre. Guess as long as money talks & walks they don't care what pops up.

Partly myself, could've done a "2 birds one stone" scenario today if I had the DSLR with me, two rare buses from HVB showed up at different times around Stockland Greenhills today, if I wasn't heading to an appointment and being rushed there's a good chance I would've had my DSLR with me and got photos of both. Technically I already have a photo of 1 bus of that make and body but there's two others of the same make & body I want to get photos of and I don't know how much longer they've got till retirement.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 pm

Westfield Eastgardens lousy air conditioning. I was there at 8am one time to have breakfast at a cafe in the 2nd level and it was already set to be a muggy corker of a day and it was hot and I was sweating there. When I went to the 3rd level the A/C had kicked in. When I called management they claimed it "takes a while" to come on fully or something like that.
But in general their A/C is plainly set very weak, just enough for most shoppers not to notice, though the other day I continued sweating after "escaping the heat and humidity" when I went inside.
Other shopping centres like Pacific Square Maroubra have theirs set far stronger and it's a genuine relief to be in there.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:08 pm

Google discontinuing the notifications widget (you know that little bell next to your profile account picture that tells you about things happening with your account) Granted I only get notified when Google photos chucks me a "look back at this day" or after uploading some photos and it shows me some examples of what the AI has done to my photo and gives me an option to save it or not. Now If I want to know what's going on I have to look deeper for notifications after it's removed.

Troublesome USB storage devices, have been asked to copy some files over to a USB I've been given and am not off to a great start. I've had the USB corrupt a file on me, it has decided after working fine yesterday it needs to be reformatted today losing what I copied to it yesterday if I want to continue using it (Thank goodness I had the feeling someone was going to go wrong and didn't cut the files over but rather copied them so they weren't lost to the digital blackhole if something goes wrong) the write speeds are just about... Very questionable for a USB in 2019. It's a new USB only pulled out of it's packaging yesterday and already it's come to this :/ If you Want to know the Brand it's Emtec. Granted I've used their USB's in the past and can't recall any trouble this one I've been given is utter terrible.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:30 pm

Westfield Knox in Melbourne has dreadful air conditioning at times, my quick visit on this humid Melbourne day, it was almost non existant. The poor girl on the customer service desk was getting pretty hot and bothered(but still courteous) and the staff at Mcdonalds were wilting when I dropped for a Filet o Fish and a small cup of free water with ice.

Westfield Knox badly needs an upgrade, it is getting very worn, they seem afraid of spending money, there are two broken windows that have been not fixed for about three weeks, and they have too many nail salons.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:10 am

The new "City of Newcastle" logo.

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Horrible can only be used to describe it. Instead of going for something like a Newcastle Icon (Newcastle Cathedral would've made a good logo for instance) They went for something as bland as a simple letter "N" with lines made out to represent an N. Apparently 50K may of been spent just to come up with this logo too.

Who came up with this and said "Let it pass it looks perfect for our city"? No it doesn't and 50K was just blown on this (according to some people on Facebook).

The old logo looked way better to be honest.


Forgot to mention yesterday, seeing two police officers on push bikes wait at one set of pedestrian crossing lights and eventually they go green and ride across and then they get to the next set of lights and go through a red crossing light and then proceed to ride on the footpath. Yeah not only would the rest of us get written up and ticketed for jaywalking if we did that but if we were bike riding we'd be written up for riding on the footpath too. Bit shameful to see this but as long as your the police you can break whatever rules you want and if something bad happens you get put on long service leave or whatever.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Merc1107 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:53 am

ScaniaGrenda wrote:The new "City of Newcastle" logo.

A similar thing happened in the town where I grew up. The school's logo went from being something that symbolised the town's history, to adopting an image of the local lighthouse with some "vomit-like" colours swirled around it to represent the Ocean... I've since seen at least one other school with a very similar logo.

These sorts of things are usually the result of angry, know-it-all young Mums who move into these places thinking they can ram their agenda down everyone's throats, completely disregarding what everyone else thinks.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:40 pm

ScaniaGrenda wrote:The new "City of Newcastle" logo.
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It looks like a variation of the awful Newcastle Transport logo. It's like we're entering a phase of "let's see how generic we can make everything look" as part of a concerted effort to break the population's spirit, to make them easier to indoctrinate.
There is nothing that stands out about the logo that makes an impression on the mind like logos of old.
It's too "fussy".
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:11 pm

It just seems to pretty much be the go to for everything these days, instead of drawing up a nice icon or landmark that's in the area how about we make some irrelevant shape or letter our town logo?

I don't know whether to be upset about the money wasted on this or the final design of it. Either way I feel it doesn't represent Newcastle at all. Just because Newcastle starts with the letter "N" doesn't mean it represents the entire town / region.

I assume I should be happy the other local Hunter Councils haven't stooped to this level... yet.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:33 pm

Needing Playstation Plus to access Far Cry 5's Arcade maps despite being a solo player not in any multiplayer lobbies. I swear I could recall being able to access user created content in FC4 without the need of PS+. why I need PS+ this time around I don't know but this is ridiculous.

I previously let my PS+ lapse as it was getting so expensive and the only perk I used out of it was online gaming and maybe the occasional PS+ monthly game.

Bus drivers to this day who don't put in their authority card in the authority card slot and is nowhere to be seen for the entire journey, almost akin to driving without a license (Well of course their card is somewhere but it's not displayed where it should be by law)

Bus Drivers who either turn off stop buttons or forget to turn them on, there's been a few instances in the last couple of days I've nearly missed my stop because the stop button is off and of course you don't find out the stop button is off till the last second especially if your the only passenger on the bus.

Rover Coaches Mercedes-Benz OH1830LE CB60 EVO2, was on one of their Benz EVO 2 buses the other day and I don't think the OH1830LE is the best chassis for a low floor bus, you've only got the two front seats and then a small wheelchair bay and then it's huge steps from there. Since I'm talking about one of their buses (and still going on about their Benz EVO 2 here) It was chucking a technical problem with the stop request buzzer the other day when I rode it where when the stop button was pushed, it would make a quick beep and the blue stop light would quickly flash before going back off and you could push the button again and it would produce the same result despite the stop switch not being reset or front doors not being opened yet. The Driver almost missed a stop because he thought it was he's Wayfarer computer machine, he said something to me like "This buses stop buzzer makes an exact similar sound to the computer here and the computer will beep at me if I'm running late or behind and that's what I thought it was". The driver usually has another bus and he says the one he usually has has a beep that sounds different to the one the bus computer machine makes. Give me one of their 0405NH CB60's anyday of the week.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Douglas » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:45 pm

TA3001 wrote: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 either forbidding the use of large notes (which would anger people because no doubt some idiot will want to buy a $4 ticket with a $100 note) or adding either a note dispenser (which would either mean a modification to make it larger or an outright replacement) or a note recycler (which would also probably mean a make it larger or a replacement while also costing more than a note acceptor).

Also having a note dispenser makes it more attractive to thieves as well as there will be more, lighter, cash in it.

edit: either a, not a either.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:24 pm

Well out of curiosity, do any other Australian cities have onboard vending machines which accept notes?
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