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by Douglas
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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

I simply won't use ATMs that charge a fee. Not that I'll even have the right to walk to one freely for at least 3 months in this nanny state. I use ING - if you have $1000 deposited into the account and do at least five purchase transactions with the debit card in a calendar month, in the following...
by Douglas
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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

This reminds me honestly of the post a saw a couple of months ago on another discussion website where a few local Coles were getting rid of their delis completely, whether they were smaller stores or not I can't exactly remember. This is what they did with the Westfield Geelong Coles store, there's...
by Douglas
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tenders to upgrade bus stops
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

Re: Tenders to upgrade bus stops

Given they're all ads, it would ultimately be up to a) advertisers to decide whether spending that much on elaborate bus shelter advertising is worth it and 2) whoever approves the ads on bus shelters as to whether or not you'd see ads like that. The government themselves wouldn't be paying for them...
by Douglas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Tap and Pay on Trams

That article seems to be referring to a different kind of fraud in the UK, similar to this . Similar rules for bank transfers apply in Australia, where if you transfer to someone wrong or someone fraudulent there's sometimes not much the banks can do about it. I don't know how much has changed with ...
by Douglas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Tap and Pay on Trams

Not to get too off topic, but they do under through a combination of the Visa and Mastercard and Zero Liability schemes and your banks chargeback policies, for example when someone tried booking train tickets in Germany using the numbers off my ANZ Card a few years back, the charges were wiped off m...
by Douglas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Tap and Pay on Trams
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Tap and Pay on Trams

It would be no different to any other contactless transaction, in that provided you comply with the terms of use, the bank wears the liability for any fraud. It looks like the new validators don't have a paper ticket slot, so if these get a wider release, I wonder if it will be alongside existing va...
by Douglas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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

Big Engine Mechanic wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:07 pm <assorted wingnuttery>
Two things:

1. Please lay off the conspiracy theories.
2. While I appreciate there was punctuation used mostly appropriately in your wall of text, paragraphs are also your friend and you should consider using them as it improves readability significantly.
by Douglas
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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 11:06 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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 10:28 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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 6:45 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: New tender for bus supply for next 10 years
Replies: 5
Views: 4195

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 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Current Bus Contracts/Renewals
Replies: 332
Views: 62950

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 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Availability of printed timetables from Currie St InfoCentre
Replies: 35
Views: 10559

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 1:12 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 189
Views: 51681

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
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 189
Views: 51681

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 11:21 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Television channel discussions
Replies: 189
Views: 51681

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 11:18 pm
Forum: Photos - Adelaide/SA
Topic: O-Bahn Tunnel Walk
Replies: 4
Views: 8150

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 2:51 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The telecommunications discussion thread
Replies: 63
Views: 38126

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
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8621
Views: 634205

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 11:48 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Laptop or Desktop?
Replies: 49
Views: 8426

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 9:59 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Laptop or Desktop?
Replies: 49
Views: 8426

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 9:56 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Wireless internet
Replies: 63
Views: 9232

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 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Mar/Apr 2016] SA Transport observations
Replies: 235
Views: 35250

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 9:04 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Wireless internet
Replies: 63
Views: 9232

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...

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