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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    SJW needs to shrug off the adjectives smug and condescending to allow discourse.
    You are absolutely right, there is no place for condescension or smugness when challenging people who label those disagreeing with them as c@nts and consider certain individuals' deaths as worthy of jest and celebration.

    I have found an instructional video online and will use it to up my game

    ...


    Back on topic: Shooting a job and I put the camera down on a seat in a large concert venue to set up the tripod for a shot of 400 people. I pick up the camera and the strap catches on the arm of the seat (as ALL camera related straps do) which yanks it from my hand and sends it at speed to the only bit of metal in sight. I impulsively punch my other hand out to catch it and hit a tripod collar with my pinky instead - "crack" goes my finger and the front of the lens at the same time.

    Result: Broken filter on the lens, the ring of which is jammed onto the front of the lens, and what is likely a broken pinky which I had to gaffer tape to get through the rest of the job. I re-taped it with strapping tape the next morning and it is an interesting shade of blue and made crunching noises when I tried to move it so a boring trip to the doc is in order tomorrow :/ - there is only so far I can go with tape and splints made of bamboo skewers.

    Fuck you fucking camera straps, a necessary evil that seem more trouble than help...

    Oh, and while I'm at it - fucking internet speeds AND Aus Post are turning out to be slower and less reliable than me WALKING files and prints to local destinations. Australia is becoming a "developing nation" when it comes to basic, essential provision infrastructure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skut View Post
    You are absolutely right, there is no place for condescension or smugness when challenging people who label those disagreeing with them as c@nts and consider certain individuals' deaths as worthy of jest and celebration.

    I have found an instructional video online and will use it to up my game

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    Yeah that's the stuff. 'Doubling down' in septicspeak. Condescension squared I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    Yeah that's the stuff. 'Doubling down' in septicspeak. Condescension squared I guess.
    Maybe you need to listen to the whole Derek and Clive bit again to get some context with a dose of humour - which was the intent. The thing I have a problem with is that you seem to give rampant racism and jokes about dead kids a pass, but take issue with a condescending argumentative style (as opposed to just calling people arseholes, cunts, racist pricks etc) as though THAT is the problem with the debate, rather than the overt vindictiveness, racism, misogyny etc that goes on and on and everyone just seems to shrug off until some "SJWs" (hawk, cough, spit) come along and spoil all the "fun".

    I don't seriously expect a genuine discourse with someone like GM and the nasty, petulant shite he posts - so I will poke fun and point out the flaws as I see them in as condescending manner as I see fit because it actually bugs me when that crap goes unchallenged and I try to remain civil in the face of unbridled insults. Sorry if that actually bugs you more than the shit I rail against. Most other people I engage with on a more respectful level depending on past experience with them personally or on the forum/discussion - which was the point I was making about the Pub thread and the discourse between myself and TurboR1 , which was civil and acknowledging points on both sides.

    Violent retribution, racism, jokes about dead kids - vs - condescending arguments. Yeah, I can see how those can be equally at fault as the core of the problem.

    Is that condescension cubed now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skut View Post
    Maybe you need to listen to the whole Derek and Clive bit again to get some context with a dose of humour - which was the intent. The thing I have a problem with is that you seem to give rampant racism and jokes about dead kids a pass, but take issue with a condescending argumentative style (as opposed to just calling people arseholes, cunts, racist pricks etc) as though THAT is the problem with the debate, rather than the overt vindictiveness, racism, misogyny etc that goes on and on and everyone just seems to shrug off until some "SJWs" (hawk, cough, spit) come along and spoil all the "fun".

    I don't seriously expect a genuine discourse with someone like GM and the nasty, petulant shite he posts - so I will poke fun and point out the flaws as I see them in as condescending manner as I see fit because it actually bugs me when that crap goes unchallenged and I try to remain civil in the face of unbridled insults. Sorry if that actually bugs you more than the shit I rail against. Most other people I engage with on a more respectful level depending on past experience with them personally or on the forum/discussion - which was the point I was making about the Pub thread and the discourse between myself and TurboR1 , which was civil and acknowledging points on both sides.

    Violent retribution, racism, jokes about dead kids - vs - condescending arguments. Yeah, I can see how those can be equally at fault as the core of the problem.

    Is that condescension cubed now ?
    Yeah very familiar with D&C. It's of my giggling teen era.

    The dead kids. Yeah, well. People can be insensitive sometimes.
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    Can someone explain to me why the government won't step in with new policies around aged care without a royal commission - which will probably find out what 4 Corners has already found out using only a handful of journalists?

    Hey, government: do your fucking job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    Can someone explain to me why the government won't step in with new policies around aged care without a royal commission - which will probably find out what 4 Corners has already found out using only a handful of journalists?

    Hey, government: do your fucking job.
    Royal Commission = Lots of publicity and outrage from "evidence", leads to very few convictions, big manageable initial cost which dissipates quickly in comparison but good for votes.

    New Policies = Increased costs to the public purse, less profit for aged care owners, not good for votes.

    edit; I would add that I think the child abuse cover up RC has been helpful for victims/survivors getting some closure. Still $750mil + may have been better spent re-establishing specialised child abuse units that did once exist for a while. But can anyone name a RC aside from the QLD copper one that has resulted in legislative change or meaningful convictions. p.s. I do not count a former premier being Gaoled for stealing a stamp collection from their own party as meaningful from a taxpayer point of view.
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    Re-doing the patio area and submitted plans a few months ago. All approved and about to make a start (self build), just had to order the glass pool fence bits. Fucking supplier has shut down, nothing left in the wild. Back to the drawing board, need to find a new supplier and resubmit all the compliance shit to council. Fucking pricks...

    Also, dropped my watch on the concrete floor at my locker at work, second hand busted off and is floating around underneath the glass and other hands seem to move randomly now so a cog or two has definitely slipped inside it somewhere. Anyone know if this is repairable? Maybe pop the back off and put shit back to where it needs to be??? Just another thing I didn't need

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Re-doing the patio area and submitted plans a few months ago. All approved and about to make a start (self build), just had to order the glass pool fence bits. Fucking supplier has shut down, nothing left in the wild. Back to the drawing board, need to find a new supplier and resubmit all the compliance shit to council. Fucking pricks...

    Also, dropped my watch on the concrete floor at my locker at work, second hand busted off and is floating around underneath the glass and other hands seem to move randomly now so a cog or two has definitely slipped inside it somewhere. Anyone know if this is repairable? Maybe pop the back off and put shit back to where it needs to be??? Just another thing I didn't need
    Worth talking to Glasscapes? http://www.glasscapes.com.au/product...-pool-fencing/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgs View Post
    Glasscapes?
    Maybe. Looks like they only do framelss though. Area is paved so need an in-ground solution, semi-frameless looks like the easiest. Yet to find people who can supply the stirrups/spigots for frameless for an in-ground application... Will call them though and suss it out. But trying to avoid pulling up a heap of paving and installing a strip footing to core drill into...

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    Hands may have just loosened on the shafts rather than the internals gone. Try Watch Wise, London Court.
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    The Liberal Party's opposition for oppositions sake is just fucking unbelievable, despite all the advice they get telling them that they're wrong and continue on anyway is fucking beyond me.

    Previously it was the NBN and changing it from FttP where possible to MTM and costing us more, by then having to go back to roll the rest of the way FttP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    Yeah very familiar with D&C. It's of my giggling teen era.

    The dead kids. Yeah, well. People can be insensitive sometimes.
    Insensitive?

    I had several drinks when I heard the news. I got ahead start on their Wake.
    Insensitive? Bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    Insensitive?

    I had several drinks when I heard the news. I got ahead start on their Wake.
    Insensitive? Bollocks.
    For the less insensitive among us, "That was a joke, Joyce".
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    It seriously shits me how people can just damage and ruin stuff that other people work bloody hard for 😬
    My youngest boy is 17 and has been working Friday nights, Saturdays & Sundays, since he was 15. In September, he got his licence and proudly purchased a really nice new Mazda 3. Looks pretty schmick, goes well and is cheap to run. Definitely not a bomb.
    He comes out of work tonight to find it has had the front passenger door kicked in and has been hit with something as well. Poor kid is so pissed off and upset.
    I know that it’s life and a hard lesson but he is my son and what hurts him, hurts me.
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    I agree Gothchick ,it's sad that he has worked for it and to have some bright spark to damage it is bloody hard.
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