Doonside, Australia

I am now retired at the early age of 57, this is NOT because I’m so rich that I could afford to do so, but rather because of...



I feel so stupid. I have fallen for a scam. A low life in London has scammed me for $7000. I “bought” a car online… it looks like there is no car. I have to wait until tomorrow to call the Trading Post etc. The Police said they can’t help. This was all our money. I feel so alone and distraught over this.

Monday 1pm have spent all morning making calls to ASIC, ACCC, Trading Post, etc. etc. it was a scam. I won’t see my $ again. I really feel such an idiot. The ACCC said that the person would NOT have been in the UK. BE WARNED: NEVER send $ to ANYONE you do not know.

Big Brother

This is a photo from the 2009 Inauguration, In which you can see IN FOCUS The face of each individual in the crowd.

You can scan, double click and zoom to any section of the crowd. . . Wait a few seconds. . . And the focus adjusts.

The picture was taken with a robotic camera at 1,474 megapixel. (295 times the standard 5 megapixel camera)

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Australian Bushfire Tragedy

If you watch TV news or read news I’m sure you have heard that the state of Victoria (south east Australia) here has been hit by the worst ever Bushfires in our history, so far the death toll is over 170 and the Police expect there to be more and over 750 homes razed to the ground. It will take people decades to recover, if they do at all. Many will never recover and will die heartbroken as a result. PTSD will be an issue as well. We as a nation are devastated but our history is that we will get up and continue to go on and rebuild in this the dryest of all countries.

Aussie Bush Computing Terms

LOG ON: Adding wood to make the Barbie hotter.
LOG OFF: Not adding any more wood to the Barbie. (BBQ)
MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the Barbie.
DOWNLOAD: Getting the firewood off the Ute.
HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies. (tinnies are cans of cold beer)
KEYBOARD: Where you hang the Ute keys.
WINDOW: What you shut when the weather’s cold.
SCREEN: What you shut in the mozzie season. (Mosquito)
BYTE: What mozzies do.
MEGABYTE: What Townsville mozzies do.
CHIP: A bar snack.
MICROCHIP: What’s left in the bag after you’ve eaten the chips. (crisps)
MODEM: What you did to the lawns.
LAPTOP: Where the cat sleeps.
SOFTWARE: Plastic knives & forks you get at Red Rooster.
HARDWARE: Stainless steel knives & forks – from K-Mart.
MOUSE: The small rodent that eats the grain in the shed.

Leave or Stay

I am trying to decide between staying on RB or leaving…. I’m finding less time to dedicate and although I do love this community, my sense of duty – to look at your work and try and be encouraging, is not so much flagging, but the time thing is killing me. My brain seems to need more “down time” (I have an acquired brain injury cause by a massive stroke nearly 5 years ago) Oh this decision is so bloody hard. Why would I not just take a break and “visit” whenever I feel able – my sense of duty kind of drives me. Any genuine comments are more than welcome.

No Hammer ...

A man was in court for a double murder, and the judge said, “You are charged with beating your wife to death with a hammer.”…

A voice at the back of the courtroom yelled out, “You bastard!”

The judge continued, “You are also charged with beating your mother-in-law to death with a hammer.”

Again, the voice at the back of the courtroom yelled out, “You damned bastard!”

The judge stopped, looked at the man in the back of the courtroom, and said, “Sir, I can understand your anger and frustration at this crime, but I will not have any more of these outbursts from you, or I shall
charge you with contempt! Now is that a problem?”

The man at the back of the court stood up and responded, “For fifteen years, I have lived next door to that bastard, and every time I asked to borrow a hammer, he said he

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