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RogerMellie
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  #2899774 11-Apr-2022 11:32
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networkn:

 

floydbloke:

 

The Transmission Gully motorway cost $46 per millimetre to build.

 

 

There are a lot of people getting very rich off these projects!

 

 

 

 

Particularly when they have to re-surface it again next summer.


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  #2899862 11-Apr-2022 15:01
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networkn:

 

There are a lot of people getting very rich off these projects!

 

 

I doubt it to be honest. I think it's much more likely that things cost so much because we have an excessive amount of red tape, regulation and bureaucracy.

 

 





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  #2899865 11-Apr-2022 15:03
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Lias:

 

networkn:

 

There are a lot of people getting very rich off these projects!

 

 

I doubt it to be honest. I think it's much more likely that things cost so much because we have an excessive amount of red tape, regulation and bureaucracy.

 

 

 

 

Original cost was supposed to be $800M and I believe we are past the 3.5B mark now. 


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  #2899953 11-Apr-2022 16:57
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MadEngineer:

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone else here with long legs and arms. My elbow almost touches my hip so I can't get all of the 90s shown above.





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  #2899985 11-Apr-2022 18:50
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Diagrams like the above are designed to show humans can be comfortable and safe with cheap office equipment. All boxes checked. Nothing to see here, move along.

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  #2899987 11-Apr-2022 18:58
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This bit brought to you by the "assume π = 5" camp?

 


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  #2900174 12-Apr-2022 08:49
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At work, we use an antivirus that I'm going to call Product A. I also use a specialised but legitimate piece of software, Product B.

 

I got an alert from Product A that Product B is a virus. I then went to Google to see whether there were any reports of this being a false positive. It turns out that there's a security hole in Product A: You can apparently trivially disable the virus checking with a couple of commands in Product B. So the vendor of Product A, instead of fixing the security hole, just decided to flag Product B as a virus.


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  #2900205 12-Apr-2022 09:52
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I had a chat to the mechanic across the way from us yesterday.  He has a Holden Cruse in with a weird error that the electronics said was a steering rack fault.  He ordered a secondhand steering rack from a wrecker for the car's owner.  Car refused to start with the new steering rack as it's serial number was not authorised in the car's computer.  GM says the vehicle has to go to them and have a brand new steering rack fitted, which they can authorise in the car's computer.

 

This is secondhand hand paraphrased information (and I cannot guarantee its accuracy), but unfortunately I find the story both disappointing and believable.  I hope the right-to-repair fight going on in the US knocks this sort of nonsense on the head worldwide.





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  #2902469 14-Apr-2022 17:49
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Internal guttering. Which genius thought that creating a 200-250mm sealed-tight dam around the edge of a house roof was a good idea?

 

 

 

 

Yeah, nah, the water'll find a way out somewhere, no worries.

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  #2902492 14-Apr-2022 21:20
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Woah. How much do I charge Slingshot for this?





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  #2902510 14-Apr-2022 22:58
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neb: Internal guttering. Which genius thought that creating a 200-250mm sealed-tight dam around the edge of a house roof was a good idea?

 

Yeah, nah, the water'll find a way out somewhere, no worries.

 

Into one of the bedrooms in my sister-in-law's case...


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  #2902566 15-Apr-2022 08:40
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MIL's overflowed into the box window above the kitchen bench. Horrible system!


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  #2902567 15-Apr-2022 08:54
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Is that a 90s system or is it still allowed?

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  #2902618 15-Apr-2022 13:04
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gzt: Is that a 90s system or is it still allowed?


It was a 90s thing but you can still get them now. OTOH I think there are more companies doing business removing them than still installing them.

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  #2902719 15-Apr-2022 15:30
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On TV a few weeks ago, medical advocate, live cross over to then working on their laptop

 

 

Password in lower left corner.

 

easily guessable password

 

And looks like another password made up of words.

 

Sheesh, and they could well have personal medical records of those they were advocating for..

 

( I did leave this for a few weeks, in case their IT provider, or SOMEONE saw this, and made them update ...)

 

 





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