-Filter Forums-
Loading posts...

Chat

Sc

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:21 pm

Thanks for the map jj. So North of the Mount then. I'll try to remember that now.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:14 pm

*jj* wrote:Great!
We planted practically all of those trees.
Haven't looked at it for years and it was beaut to see it all there.


It is great to be able to see the results so many years afterwards.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:23 pm

*jj* wrote:I haven't been able to find a relevant thread for this though, so here it is.

I've been reading lots of articles about this cancer and "luck" story and came across this one which might interest people here.

"Luck and Cancer

Submitted by david on Sat, 03/01/2015 - 12:19pm

I was on Radio 4 PM (starting at 37:09) and BBC News Channel yesterday discussing the study published in Science " Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions ".
This had been reported by much of the press as showing that “the majority of cancer cases are down to sheer bad luck”.
But the study made no such claim, and so how did these headlines come about?
...?

here

http://understandinguncertainty.org/luck-and-cancer


PZ Myers has quite a good piece on it (and links to some other commentary) in Pharyngula. That bar chart is probably the most helpful visual aid. The green cancers are the ones most strongly associated with mutations during replication and the blue ones with environmental (eg. diet, smoking) and/or inherited factors. Note that a whole bunch of cancers are omitted because the data aren't available.
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby Milieu intérieur » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:37 am

like the variations of grey, trending black, fist time tried this skin or whatever couldn't make sense of way everything was arranged.

_thumbs up_
Milieu intérieur
 
Posts: 241

Re: Chat

Postby Milieu intérieur » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:56 am

-#BILLY KYLE - GIRL OF MY DREAMS#-

late so, it be that time night do believe
shuteye, slumber, wakefulness reprieve
Milieu intérieur
 
Posts: 241

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:24 pm

light rain, but better than none .. acompanied by thunder and lightning. Victoria looks to be on fire
:(

http://www.incidentalert.com.au/iav4/vemapv2.asp

Desperately tired suddenly, now that pressure is lifting ... it's been an unrelentingly physical few days and not without tension.

I've also used over half of my huge tank of water, so got in two tankers loads to replenish today.

What a relief for all those fighting fires.
Kids report CFS trucks back at local stations tonight.

Those burned out will be relieved too, but, seeing soft, fine topsoil / ash being washed away, and what they now have being rained on, makes another (though less dangerous) thing to contend with.

On the good news front, SA Police were splendid scotching rumours of looting; made it clear that they checked all reports and there was nothing of the sort ... and that they didn't appreciate people getting into what I will call "melodrama porn" .

I have my own melodrama story to tell "against me", about reacting with aggravation to people I thought behaving badly when we were burned out, '83

Horsham Lions Club had spent days working with us pulling down our farm fences then carting wire to "dumps".


One morning very early a new (to us) sedan drove across the then fenceless farm ... and had the audacity to pull up right near the shed we were living in.

T and I shot out to have a go at their insensitivity, only to find they had no idea anyone would be living in such a shed, or they'd have knocked and warned us ... and they were doing a survey, making a map of how many and where strainer posts would be needed ... they cut new ones from the few remaining sound, still standing big old red gums ... they were starting on refencing the farm ... more of the Horsham crew.

We were suitably chastened and have never forgotten the rotten business of judging strangers to be ill-motivated.
Now, I think I can risk to go to sleep tonight.
Cheers to you all and may you all be safe.
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby flying spaghetti monster » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:17 pm

'Melodrama porn'.....I need to file that away for use again!

I have been moved to tears over a number of things lately, like tales of fire ants, Joey being burnt out and the big hearted response, and jj's story. Some would like to tear all down communities in return for tawdry baubles and trinkets. I do hope that all that is good and worthy can be resilient.

Wishing all well.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice.
User avatar
flying spaghetti monster
 
Posts: 148
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:29 pm

flying spaghetti monster wrote:'Melodrama porn'.....I need to file that away for use again!

I have been moved to tears over a number of things lately, like tales of fire ants, Joey being burnt out and the big hearted response, and jj's story. Some would like to tear all down communities in return for tawdry baubles and trinkets. I do hope that all that is good and worthy can be resilient.

Wishing all well.

Hear hear.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:37 am

There were a lot of spotfires last evening jj. Some near us. One near our bush block at Digby. As far as we know that was not at our place though. We got a bit of smoke. But we also got 5mm rain. Now I know the Queenslanders find that risible, but for us it is grand. I was outside watering the veggies (in the 'rain') last evening when the Golden Girl made her "Oooh,ooh,oooh..there is something scarey around!!" chook noises. I looked at the ground, expecting one of the local bluetongues, hoping not to see a snake. Nothing. So I thought, OK, bird of prey.....hawk? eagle? Looking up, I found the culprit.....koala in the big bluegum above the chook tractor. It was very alert. Photos below. Still there this morning, although it has moved to a branch that looks far too thin for its bottom.

Image Image

So there are some lovely things in the world.

I'd better go and see how our local grassfires are going. I'm using the DEPI site rather than VicEmergency. It's a lot easier to navigate. And Bing Incident Alert shows you where the planes and tractors and stuff are.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby flying spaghetti monster » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:26 pm

I love chook communication, mine have alerted me to visiting snakes, parrots and birds of prey, where Poppy the dog tends to miss such happenings. Always get a giggle at the excitement you can generate with a handful of grubs or snails. Mine have never spotted a koala, though, that's pretty special.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice.
User avatar
flying spaghetti monster
 
Posts: 148
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:19 pm

flying spaghetti monster wrote:I love chook communication, mine have alerted me to visiting snakes, parrots and birds of prey, where Poppy the dog tends to miss such happenings. Always get a giggle at the excitement you can generate with a handful of grubs or snails. Mine have never spotted a koala, though, that's pretty special.


Probably because you don't have koalas? That's the reason no chook has ever alerted me to the fact.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:53 pm

buffy wrote:There were a lot of spotfires last evening jj. Some near us. One near our bush block at Digby. As far as we know that was not at our place though. We got a bit of smoke. But we also got 5mm rain. Now I know the Queenslanders find that risible, but for us it is grand. ...


Looking up, I found the culprit.....koala in the big bluegum above the chook tractor. It was very alert. Photos below. Still there this morning, although it has moved to a branch that looks far too thin for its bottom.
...

So there are some lovely things in the world.

I'd better go and see how our local grassfires are going. I'm using the DEPI site rather than VicEmergency. It's a lot easier to navigate. And Bing Incident Alert shows you where the planes and tractors and stuff are.

Being very lazy here using nearly your whole quote.
Love the koala story :)Like you every little bit of rain helps .. even a break in extreme temperatures without any is a help.

And yeah ...
there sure are lots of good things around.

btw ... I thnk it was your CFA site I used to love; has it change or is my memory dodgy?
.
Our CFS is crappy by comparison ... still too fiddly even after redesign and I, too, use the bing one now.

Got home late this afty to still-standing place (I knew it would be or I'd have heard) to find 12mm in rain guage, which was a great relief.

Seem to spend all my time hoping all are safe ... and today got a bit of a wake-up call to find courtesy of one of my kids that there was a grass (lightning I suspect) fire , very close (ie on the quite short access road) to where I go to get-away-from here ... too tired to fix that garbled grammar.

Sleep time.
cheerio for now
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:25 pm

The CFA site was good, but it now redirects to the VicEmergency one. The only place you can now get the incidents listed by region is DEPI. It's the same as the old CFA site. But there is a notice on it to say it will soon be redirecting. I hope they are a slack about that as they are about lots of things.

;)

jj...when you look in again, you mentioned some sort of valve in the downpipes (?) to close off so you can fill your gutters with water. I still have the bag of tennis balls and the ladder. Can you tell me what your contraption is called?
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:32 pm

Actually, I found it with a Google. It's just a gate valve arrangement. Might be useful for part of our roof.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:37 pm

buffy wrote:Actually, I found it with a Google. It's just a gate valve arrangement. Might be useful for part of our roof.

Yes. Is it also a rainwater diverter?
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:44 pm

http://www.valterra.com/product/3-gate- ... at_id=1673

this is what I have here very simple & reliable (so far).
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby nut » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:53 pm

Hopefully this will be a great discovery: Teixobactin
nut
 
Posts: 255
Images: 45

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:33 am

nut wrote:Hopefully this will be a great discovery: Teixobactin


I had a bit of a hunt around the internet and a few people seem to be very hopeful, nut.

Wouldn't it be good.

Also read (but have lost) a top recapitulation of the CCD disorder and bees ... it is looking like fungicides are unexpectedly playing into the mix.

This morning counts as "glorious".

Cool and misty.
Last time the valley looked like this it was the morning after the really bad night and it wasn't fog, but smoke.

It's the same across at Fifth Creek Montacute where they had 18m of rain compared to my 12 ... I haven't checked today's forecast, am late getting away, but am hoping for more rain .. being on rainwater (no mains) it matters
:)
Good days to you all.

oh and fsm; I LOVE this set up.
Thanks again.
Slow internet and all, I am finding it really easy to manage.
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:40 am

*jj* wrote:
nut wrote:Hopefully this will be a great discovery: Teixobactin


I had a bit of a hunt around the internet and a few people seem to be very hopeful, nut.

Wouldn't it be good.

Also read (but have lost) a top recapitulation of the CCD disorder and bees ... it is looking like fungicides are unexpectedly playing into the mix.

This morning counts as "glorious".

Cool and misty.
Last time the valley looked like this it was the morning after the really bad night and it wasn't fog, but smoke.

It's the same across at Fifth Creek Montacute where they had 18m of rain compared to my 12 ... I haven't checked today's forecast, am late getting away, but am hoping for more rain .. being on rainwater (no mains) it matters
:)
Good days to you all.

oh and fsm; I LOVE this set up.
Thanks again.
Slow internet and all, I am finding it really easy to manage.


It is simply great to read you. Thank goodness for any internet. :)

Let it rain..

drip
Image
drip
Image

I'm not sure why fungicides should ever have been an unexpected player.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby nut » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:32 am

Hi JJ and Roughy :)

Some more good news: Most MS Patients Who Received Stem Cell Transplants Still in Remission Years Later.

Why did “I had to limit my public exposure, eat only well-cooked foods (no salads!),”? Lots of potential infections vectors from salad?
nut
 
Posts: 255
Images: 45

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:49 am

E. coli and Salmonella are the big problems with salads. Washing doesn't do all that much if you've got a compromised immune system.
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby nut » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:55 am

Thanks Helix and hi :)
nut
 
Posts: 255
Images: 45

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:57 am

'ello!
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:55 pm

And in not-interesting-to-anyone-who-isn't-here news, the region might be in for a wet and windy few days next week. And in not-even-interesting-to-me news, I've got to get the tree loppers in at some time. (Surprisingly, those two things are not related.)
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:15 pm

Further to nut's reference to the possible new antibiotic......I found this extremely interesting in the latest Scientific American. It's obviously at their level and not at an academic level, but very interesting none the less.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... l-network/

That link is a taster. I haven't found the whole article free online.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:41 pm

Loppers been. Cyclone outlook downgraded from high to moderate for Sunday and Monday. Two things still not related.
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:25 pm


That's a serious taster, buffy!

There's so much interesting out there.

It's been a grey day with dark skies the whole day but no rain to speak of.
H and I have been watching BOM site and storms are passing to the north AND south, but we are still hoping for a good fall right here.
I'm guessing that those burned out will be relieved not to have heavy rain now, though.

Rotten sounds of chainsawing across the road today, where a mature specimen of a subspecies of Candlebark Gum (E. dalrympleana) was being cut down. Very few of them are left in the valley now and are recorded as being rare in SA anyhow.

Oh well .. there is ONE on my block, but it is a pretty pitiful example.

You can keep your cyclones, Helix

Now, time for a couple of rounds of "Camouflage" with H ... for anyone with kids, it's a neat game.

http://www.smartgamesandpuzzles.com/inv ... flage.html

http://www.smartgames.eu/en/smartgames/ ... north-pole

Too late for coffee now ... sleep matters!
nightio
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:47 pm

>>It's been a grey day with dark skies the whole day but no rain to speak of.
H and I have been watching BOM site and storms are passing to the north AND south, but we are still hoping for a good fall right here.<<

We've had exactly the same. Umbrella up over this district. Again. Perhaps tomorrow. And I went up and cleaned out the verandah spouts yesterday afternoon too.

Went to the pub tonight for tea and found someone who is interested in a number of my redgum seedlings. She needs to plant a break in a paddock and I have local seedlings to give away. I'm not sure how many she will take. I know the local reveg group only want a few and I have at least twenty in supertubes and still more in the patch that grew this year. And the exchange is for some fresh apricots from her tree. Mmmm. I loooove fresh apricots.

By the way...how do you quote a post in this setup?
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:40 pm

buffy wrote:>>It's been a grey day with dark skies the whole day but no rain to speak of.
H and I have been watching BOM site and storms are passing to the north AND south, but we are still hoping for a good fall right here.<<

We've had exactly the same. Umbrella up over this district. Again. Perhaps tomorrow. And I went up and cleaned out the verandah spouts yesterday afternoon too.

Went to the pub tonight for tea and found someone who is interested in a number of my redgum seedlings. She needs to plant a break in a paddock and I have local seedlings to give away. I'm not sure how many she will take. I know the local reveg group only want a few and I have at least twenty in supertubes and still more in the patch that grew this year. And the exchange is for some fresh apricots from her tree. Mmmm. I loooove fresh apricots.

By the way...how do you quote a post in this setup?

The quote button should be top right in the post you are reading that you want to quote upon.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:52 pm

Nup, nothing in the post as I read it. Now I'm in the post a reply I've got a string of buttons across the top.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:52 pm

And that is weird....now there is a quote button on posts....odd.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:58 pm

buffy wrote:And that is weird....now there is a quote button on posts....odd.

Yes it loads last.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:04 pm

It really wasn't there. At all. Don't know what happened there. I'll try to remember to check next time I log in.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:10 pm

buffy wrote:It really wasn't there. At all. Don't know what happened there. I'll try to remember to check next time I log in.

On dialup it was always the last graphic to load.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:33 pm

Well, I managed to see Comet Lovejoy in the half an hour when there weren't too many clouds around. It's no Comet McNaught, but I can now cross it off the list.
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:50 pm

Helix wrote:Well, I managed to see Comet Lovejoy in the half an hour when there weren't too many clouds around. It's no Comet McNaught, but I can now cross it off the list.



Kudos. Wasn't really worth looking for amongst the clouds.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:21 am

roughbarked wrote:
Helix wrote:Well, I managed to see Comet Lovejoy in the half an hour when there weren't too many clouds around. It's no Comet McNaught, but I can now cross it off the list.



Kudos. Wasn't really worth looking for amongst the clouds.



If you get a break in the clouds, it's relatively easy to spot with binos and a basic knowledge of the constellations.
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:31 pm

Good morning. Sorry, I see it's afternoon already. Long (the Pug) and I did the 5km walk up and over Mt Rouse this morning. It's testing. I did it a couple of weeks ago. Can still do it in an hour. He should have been quite worn out, but he was on for a play with Babuschka when we got back. SInce then I've made myself lambs fry and bacon for breakfast, been for a coffee, given some redgum seedlings to a friend, potted some redgum seedlings into bigger pots to make them last until planting out time at Easter, tubed some more small ones and planted out some seedlings of silver beet and perpetual spinach. Just about ready for lunch, actually.

And I worked out the quote thing. I usually come here without logging in and flick through the view by time list. The quote button does not appear until you are logged in.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:53 pm

buffy wrote:Good morning. Sorry, I see it's afternoon already. Long (the Pug) and I did the 5km walk up and over Mt Rouse this morning. It's testing. I did it a couple of weeks ago. Can still do it in an hour. He should have been quite worn out, but he was on for a play with Babuschka when we got back. SInce then I've made myself lambs fry and bacon for breakfast, been for a coffee, given some redgum seedlings to a friend, potted some redgum seedlings into bigger pots to make them last until planting out time at Easter, tubed some more small ones and planted out some seedlings of silver beet and perpetual spinach. Just about ready for lunch, actually.

And I worked out the quote thing. I usually come here without logging in and flick through the view by time list. The quote button does not appear until you are logged in.


Yes but I'd thought you already knew that.
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:27 pm

buffy wrote:...

And I worked out the quote thing. I usually come here without logging in and flick through the view by time list. The quote button does not appear until you are logged in.


I tend to find things the same way; find out when someone else asks a question I hadn't thought to.

I'm missing that kind of walking, to be honest, although I walk with little kids a lot (the pusher makes my own kind of zimmer frame)

I was going to say that the only walking I can do here is on roads, albeit narrow ones, but in fact there is a lovely trail marked between Aldgate and Mylor which goes right by me, but I just haven't put the effort into it.
I do love walking slowly, head down, where there aren't others about ... and that's rare.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spot this ... oh dear. It has been so long I can't recall how to post a picture.

oh well another day.
(edit: I will learn how to use the gallery!)
(edit 2: trying)
edit 4: now it's too big, but I can't be bothered trying any more (bit like walking really!)

Image

We have had 18mm rain since yesterday morning and it has been in the finest, softest showers ... very lucky indeed.

If it's the same in the burned country there won't have been huge washaways.

So, as you can tell, no news.
I'm enjoying a couple of days at home, with H (now 14) practising his music (guitar) and playing some kind of shootemup on the computer thingo.

Life goes on
:)
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:37 pm

Fourteen!?

I've just spent time talking to a friend who came to wireless up the second computer - unsuccessfully so far, but I have my instructions. In the middle of it all the computer decided to fix files......and that's been going on for a couple of hours now. So I sent G. home. We have to let him know if the instructions work once the computer has finished doing whatever it is doing.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby roughbarked » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:06 pm

Cr Dal Broi said he would contact all politicians in NSW irrigation areas to ask for their "strong commitment" to support the irrigation industry.

"All we want is a fair go with our water," he said.

"I've had enough of this rubbish with the environment, yes everybody supports the environment but I really want to look after our irrigation areas."
http://www.areanews.com.au/story/2800559/allocations-a-water-torture/?cs=668
roughbarked
 
Posts: 886
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:26 pm

And this morning's episode.
Following yesterday's tree lopping, we've been hearing the Azure Kingfisher calling this morning .. from close to hear instead of over "there" ... then it flew into our window.

Image

It is OK, has flown off now, but took about 5 minutes all up to recover from the shock.

We've heard it since, calling from further away, so hope it finds another safe home.
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:05 pm

It's really not prudent to follow the fire news, I know, but it's a bit compulsive.

I often wonder how Kingy is going.

8 minutes ago

Wind change upgrades Bullsbrook bushfire in WA to emergency warning as firefighters focus on the northern flank http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-11/c ... ze/6010738

The sun is out for the first time in a couple of days; gentle, cool breeze and many birds enjoying the bird baths.
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:27 am

Year To Date rainfall ... 41mm , and yes that IS smiley material and not only for the sound of the rain on the roof.

The YellowTail Black Cockatoos have only been here in twos and threes these past few days, which is a bit odd; before the fire it was consistently 6-8, even 10 one day.
Years ago it was regularly 20s but their favourite trees around here (PInus radiata) have been chopped down at a great rate.

The Sampsons Flat / Humbug Scrub fire has burned out a lot of bush, so I'd thought I might see more here, especially now that the Hakeas appear to be up to scratch (ie ripe enough for them to get into).
G'Kid family farm in the Pinnaroo area have had big rains I believe; thank goodness harvest is well and truly over.
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:54 am

That might be more rain than we've had this year. After a few days of precipitation, we're now back to sun. :(

ETA: No. We've had 52 mm, apparently. Not good.
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

Re: Chat

Postby buffy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:28 pm

We've had 23mm today. Up to about 38mm for the month so far. But look what has happened at Dartmoor since the early hours this morning!

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/IDCJD ... test.shtml

We drove down the Digby-Strathdownie Road yesterday and it has been badly messed up by the firetrucks last week. With this rain, I bet people are getting bogged there today.
buffy
 
Posts: 189

Re: Chat

Postby *jj* » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:04 pm

Someone must have swapped Dartmoor with Helix's place for a while, I think.

I've got the emergency services thing up permanently these days ... and cannot get over the things general public(ans) call them out for ... cat in a tree a little while ago and today it's a sheep stuck in mud in a dam.

I don't know how those people keep their cool, but they seem to (in public anyhow :))

There's been a lot of angst over you-know-who visiting SA's fires ... so now I'm suggesting this as a go-with for our dancing bandicoot here.
I'm not sure if it will work, but here's a try.

pic.twitter.com/nDnd6JHxBC
(edit: nup)

But on the more sensible side, Tim Winton has tackled something that's been bothering me for ages, but I've never had the right words to get into it acceptably.

https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/201 ... ton/c-word

I am really enjoying a heap of alternatives to Murdoch Press. Had it not been so awful I'd not have bothered to look for any substitutes, or maybe they'd not have bothered to get started.

*crash time*
*jj*
 
Posts: 263
Images: 0

Re: Chat

Postby flying spaghetti monster » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:22 pm

Thanks for the link to the Tim Winton article, jj. A good read.
This is a subject that has interested me since I was a young'un, watching those who believed they were the betters, and observing what became of them over the years. Sometimes, being a quiet watcher is a good thing.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice.
User avatar
flying spaghetti monster
 
Posts: 148
Images: 2

Re: Chat

Postby Helix » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:47 pm

At last -- some more rain! Not a lot. But some.

My 2015 occasional-glance-out-of-the-office-window bird list has just hit 40 spp and an agile wallaby has taken up residence in the garden.
At the fringes of civilisation
Helix
 
Posts: 969
Images: 17

PreviousNext

Return to Science

cron