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    We have fires every year. Some worse than others....

    We have fires every year. Some worse than others. Shrug. It's part of the landscape.

    Most people assume it'll never happen to them & do nothing to prepare.

    I've just finished all the control...
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    It's a really funny tale and a bit of a lesson to...

    It's a really funny tale and a bit of a lesson to our local wankers.

    Basically as I understand it, anyone with 10 pounds or so could register as an interested person & vote for the leader of the...
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    I've got 415V 3 phase to my house in Sydney and...

    I've got 415V 3 phase to my house in Sydney and my place in Tasmania. It's not exactly common but it's certainly not rare.

    The 3 phase wire is generally on the street, you just have to pay for...
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    True; that's why I visit Queensland regularly, to...

    True; that's why I visit Queensland regularly, to improve yours......

    WRT the fruit fly story, that's true too and for a really good reason. Tasmania doesn't *have* fruit flies and the fruit...
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    On your tiny island, perhaps that's true. One...

    On your tiny island, perhaps that's true.

    One job I had, I used to drive 160 km PER DAY. And that wasn't at all unusual.

    I'm a fan of BEV's in principle but the range issue and recharge times...
  6. True which is why I have a mill, dividing head...

    True which is why I have a mill, dividing head and a complete set of 14DP gear cutters, having been faced with a similar problem in the distant past.

    Think of this as an excuse to buy more tooling...
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    True because a hell of a lot of people want to....

    True because a hell of a lot of people want to. If we don't need their skills, they don't get a visa.

    I've no problems with that, nor do the reverse applied to Aussies.

    The point was, if the UK...
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    Dead right. Saw some comments purportedly from...

    Dead right. Saw some comments purportedly from one of your trade ministers discussing how the UK would like a FTA with Australia.

    Except - lamb/sheep were out of the question because Australian...
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    When I lived in Tucson I noticed how polite even...

    When I lived in Tucson I noticed how polite even the beggars were when you denied them some coin. No such thing as aggressive begging.

    I really liked Tucson, except for the minor detail of it...
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    And so? It's still no longer a developing...

    And so?

    It's still no longer a developing country IMO. It's a 21C industrial powerhouse.

    PDW
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    The part that's arguable in my mind is, China's...

    The part that's arguable in my mind is, China's continuing status as a 'developing country'. IMO it should be moved to the same class as the USA, UK, Australia et al.

    WRT USA postal costs and...
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    Dunno about crazy, he comes across as one of...

    Dunno about crazy, he comes across as one of those people who are determined to be right at all costs and when they're not, do their best to just wear you down with bullshit. They're even worse to...
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    Are you simply trying to drive up your post...

    Are you simply trying to drive up your post count? Because if that isn't the reason for this series of rubbish, I'm damned if I can figure out what the reason is.

    STFU and get off of Bob's case....
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    Please don't. You & I have disagreed civilly...

    Please don't.

    You & I have disagreed civilly on a few occasions, agreed on a number of others. That's all that's required IMO - civility.

    God knows I like shit-stirring on occasion.

    PDW
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    "Trust but verify"....... PDW

    "Trust but verify".......

    PDW
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    You sure about that? Because there definitely is...

    You sure about that? Because there definitely is a tang slot in the TS ram of my 16" CY Monarch.

    PDW
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    We've HAD this part of the discussion. The USA...

    We've HAD this part of the discussion.

    The USA did NOT sign that treaty. A treaty has to be affirmed by the USA Senate. It was an agreement by President Obama only and NOT binding on his...
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    In Australia it's fuel taxes. So I agree with...

    In Australia it's fuel taxes. So I agree with you, once BEV is in widespread use, especially commercial vehicles, there will be a mass movement to distance based charging. Fuel taxes are a 2nd order...
  19. Yes - it almost makes up for the pathetically...

    Yes - it almost makes up for the pathetically small spindle bore.

    I have 2 complaints about my Monarch CY lathe - the small spindle bore and the low top speed (490 rpm on mine).

    I can fix the...
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    Ah - there's a difference in personality types...

    Ah - there's a difference in personality types I'd suspect.

    If it was me in that position, I'd take it as carte blanche to do what I wanted, how I wanted, within the very broad (nonexistent)...
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    Yeah so do I but the V10P really isn't in the...

    Yeah so do I but the V10P really isn't in the same league as a Super 11. The Super 11 is pretty lightweight itself. Lovely build quality though.

    PDW
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    Just to be clear, I trust the Iranians to keep...

    Just to be clear, I trust the Iranians to keep their word exactly the same as I do the Saudis.

    IOW not at all the nanosecond they decide it's not in their interests.

    I also wouldn't fault them...
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    I said "an inspection force that could go...

    I said "an inspection force that could go anywhere at zero notice and inspect any plant, document, computer etc"

    The IAEA inspectors can't and don't do that so therefore your second part is...
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    Not addressing anything else, but if something...

    Not addressing anything else, but if something like that came across my desk or arrived in my email inbox, it'd be in the trash before I even read it.

    Presentation, spelling, grammar and use of...
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    Iran *claimed* that they'd ceased nuclear weapon...

    Iran *claimed* that they'd ceased nuclear weapon development. Not the same thing.

    The country has such a setup with the Revolutionary Guards and religious leaders all through the power structure...
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