AuntyJack

AuntyJack

  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Try telling someone who's lost their job to a self service checkout and is now competing with 200 people for one new job that there's an "infinity of work" available. It sounds just like when my High School economics teacher...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    With regard to touchscreens and self service checkouts - I find it interesting that there's little discussion about the people who have been displaced by this automation. I heard a piece on radio yesterday discussing the rise of app only...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    The whole thing with ministers resigning is old news - Scarfolk Council already went through this back in the 70's - see https://www.facebook.com/ScarfolkCouncil/photos/a.469986029733257/5345991615465983/?__cft__[0]=AZWfX1R0uHmKuNSm7pddLXj-yTFaIBL8oRT-YRjFYmEUclgPHlTZe-swPEbxCugq2fi897R7Cu69xJnC-0hB8qg_yRBPs-w6_bdkysskC1tm9E_IG6isrVn2wBBGShHbWL5JlBwCf3Do7XWL4n8U5sdtmtCrAEIGNOJGjaXToWQEOIiAMtSxrj6BCXW7FW5q49jlml2MSsFdP2S_qYq8ZsYJ&__tn__=EH-y-R...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony....
  • Commented on Bad news day
    Well, this just happened: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/07/japans-killing-stone-splits-in-two-releasing-superstitions-and-toxic-gases A stone trapping a defeated fox-demon has broken open and considering what's been happening this year so far nobody is feeling optimistic about it....
  • Commented on Bad news day
    Feel free to send the whole clan back in pine boxes - we'll even pay for postage....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Argh - somehow completely missed Moz's post which covers everything and more that I was alluding to in my brain fogged brain fart....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "I've spoken to a few, no, more than a few, who are mad as hell that home solar gets to sell electricity to the grid, when it does nothing except put money in the pockets of evil lefties" Down under...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    "...serious Apocalypse Codex vibes out of this Christian Sect starting the Colorado fire news..." Damn Cthuga worshippers....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Agreed - but whatever the intent, I figured it was bullshit fairly early on. At least a doctor telling you to lose wight can offer some practical advice. Years ago we had a WiiFit which said my ideal weight was...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I "wasn't living up to my potential." I got this on my reports all through high school. Oddly enough, it was never followed up by any indication what this "potential" was, or any mentorship to help me realise it......
  • Commented on Omicron
    @223 I can testify to that - I was hospitalised with an infection a few years ago, and they needed to test arterial blood. Cue one student doctor making 6 failed attempts to find the vein through the back of...
  • Commented on Outage report
    JBS: I've never been a fan of Apple products (apart from my old Apple IIe clone in the 80's) because of the old walled garden thing. I'm nowhere near the technical competency of most people in these comments, but I...
  • Commented on Outage report
    @58 I still use CDs because my car has an old school CD player without any Bluetooth capability. I generally buy music in .flac format from Bandcamp, then burn it onto CDs for my car. The stereo system I bought...
  • Commented on PSA: Publishing supply chain shortages
    It's from a section in the novel where Begbie and Renton are talking to an old drunk at a railway station who turns out to be Begbie's dad. He asks if they are there to do some trainspotting....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    A quick way to roast capsicum (peppers, I guess, for you Yanks) is to char them over a flame and put them in a plastic bag for a few minutes. The skin becomes easy to scrape off afterwards then you...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    But tasty and satisfying when minced and served with chips - comfort food for the downtrodden and dispossessed....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    You'd probably enjoy the film, then :)...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Eat the Rich is one of my favourite films......
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Just to weigh in to the induction cooking conversation, I have gas at home, which is generally great. EXCEPT I have a Kuhn-Rikon 12L Hotel pressure cooker (intended for large amounts of beef stock to then be reduced to a...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Just had a look at the site again - looks like the tea bags come in individual foil envelopes, so that's probably what the 'Enveloped Tea Bags' are. No loose leaf Assam yet, though... And I misremembered the points system...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    I've been buying from them for over a couple of years, since Coles dropped the Earl Grey and only 2 "independent" grocers nearby still stock it at jacked up prices. I've had no hassles with Madura or their site, and...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Here in Oz, my wife and I have found we prefer leaf tea from Madura Tea, based in Victoria. I think they source tea from a variety of sources and blend their own specialty teas. Their Earl Grey (which we've...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    My Google maps story: I had to pick up an item from an unfamiliar shop in a suburb I had reasonable knowledge of. I had a vague idea where the shop was, but decided to use Maps to home in...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    That's a good point, but I was pondering on why all the captcha images are items you'd encounter while driving, and whether or not it's also being used to train self drive systems or something like them....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    I'm gated from Google search by captchas when I use VPN, and have noted that I'm failing them more often eg pick which image is a fire hydrant, and keep clicking until none are left - I'm finding I get...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    With regards to where little Donnie might scarper to, what if he heads to a US state that had majority support for him and sets up his Government in exile there?...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    From my experience, VPNs don't get you round paywalls. They are useful for hiding the sites you are accessing and some types of traffic from your ISP. Here, in the mythical country of Oz, our ISPs have to maintain logs...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    "Better than squeezing a flight simulator into a horse." It's not something you try more than once......
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    They can't fly stick so can't get their pilot's licenses. BTW ever tried squeezing a horse into a flight simulator? Not pretty......
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