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Date:2019-11-24 23:23
Subject:Greetings time travellers

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Date:2012-07-18 18:00
Subject:Rooms or whole house to rent, Preston.

Hi folks,

I have one, two or three bedrooms or a whole three bedroom house to rent, furnished or unfurnished, in Preston.

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Date:2011-01-30 08:31
Subject:i have a dreaming

when you've sat in the dirt, surrounded by the cousins,
aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters,
talking language, teaching culture
when you've sung elvis songs together to a busted guitar
while the great emu rises in the sky

when you've shared roo casserole
shot that day
from a cast iron pot over the fire
when you've curled up to sleep by the fire,
a dingo at your back against the wind
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Date:2011-01-13 04:28
Subject:Flood damaged electrical equipment

So a friend posted this article from the SMH on rescuing flood-damaged computers and other electronics, which is full of contradictory and downright bad advice (I know! In a Murdoch paper?? I'm as surprised as you are!). Let's try and set the record straight, shall we?

Rainwater and most tap water is fairly benign to electronics; nearly everything electronic is water washed at some stage during its manufacture.

Floodwater? Silty, muddy, possibly contaminated floodwater? Not so much.
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Date:2009-09-26 18:36
Subject:Tomato sauce

Throw roughly equal quantities of the following into a blender:

Fresh tomato
Tinned tomato (drained)
Tomato paste (triplo contrentrato)
sun-dried or semi-dried tomato
red onion

Add to taste:

Balsamic vinegar
Black and/or green peppercorns
Soy or worcestershire sauce
Sweet chilli sauce

Blend it until it is blended.

Suit pizza toppings, parmagiana, pasta sauce etc.

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Date:2009-03-07 18:26

Dream Sat 070309

It begins as a "story so far" from a previous dream. There's been an attack on a wedding party at a temple complex. I fly (as in superhero fly, not aeroplane fly) over the roof of the complex and see bodies lying everywhere. Read more...Collapse )

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Date:2008-12-10 15:09
Subject:Evil Clown-Bear and the Campervan of DOOM

Cross-posting this happy tale I just wrote up for the brutal_honesty comm. Every word is true, scout's honour.

Around the time I was nine years old, my folks decided to buy a campervan (RV to some of you), on the theory that we could go on camping holidays in it, and it would bring us "closer as a family", or some shit.

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It really only occurred to me years later how completely squicky the whole thing was, and that we should have pushed it over a cliff or some shit.

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Date:2008-11-13 15:40
Subject:Polyamory now legal in Oz?

In the context of wide ranging reforms of the Australian Federal Family Law Act, a window seems to have opened for legal recognition of some forms of non-monogamy.

Please excuse the headline and general tone of the article: the Herald Sun is a shameless tabloid rag. But as I was perusing it for lulz over a beer today, the sentence I've bolded below leapt out at me.

Sting for love cheats with Family Law Act reformsCollapse )

But legal experts warn the amended Act - passed in the Senate on Monday - opens the definition of a de facto couple to wide interpretation.

The legislation describes a de facto relationship as an opposite-sex or same-sex couple living together on a "genuine domestic basis".

Yet it also stipulates a de facto alliance can exist even if one of the partners is legally married to somebody else or in another de facto relationship.

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If that is really spelled out in the Act - and I'll be downloading a copy before I take the Ferald Scum's word for it - then maybe it's not accidental at all. Because those words pretty specifically spell out "not monogamy" to me; perhaps not polyfamilies per se, but a fairly explicit recognition that an individual can have more than one "genuine" relationship.

And if this is the same amendment that passed the Senate on the same day, changing the meaning of the term "de facto" to include same-sex partners in 68 other Acts, and polyfamilies are able to write and sign their own binding financial and domestic agreements ...

... does this suddenly make Australia the world's first poly-friendly jurisdiction?

X-posted to polyamory, polyamory_aus

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Date:2008-08-14 02:30
Subject:Geek poetry

Could be beat, could be nerdcore, could be rap, not really sure.

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Date:2008-07-20 23:49
Subject:Green paper worse than doing nothing
Mood: irritated

I'm forming an opinion about the recently proposed emissions trading scheme.

I'm beginning to think that it is far more than merely not good enough: it's a disaster, for both the economy, and the environment, and will have the worst possible outcome for both.

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Date:2008-05-04 14:52
Subject:Artist's live/work space for rent

Large, well established warehouse - two double spaces for rent from 1st June, one more from late July. X-posted to melb_artists, melbournemaniac Read more...Collapse )

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Date:2008-04-29 23:23
Subject:Biodiesel in Sierra Leone

Inspiring success story of a village and a couple of NGO workers making biofuel.

Here we were hoping to compete with the big oil producers in the back yard of a small village and using an untried collection of old car parts, old pipes and taps attached to a used chemical container, all put together in an image downloaded from the internet.

Via afrigadget

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Date:2008-04-24 00:29
Subject:I has job!

Yes folks, I have a new job. I'm now the "Internet Sales Co-ordinator" at Computerbank Victoria

What does this mean? It means I rummage through piles of odd IT and multimedia gear, research specifications online, and then list them on ebay. For a day a week of this and a couple of hours from home, they pay me $23.50 an hour.

And as God is my witness, I'll never go dishpigging again.


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Date:2008-03-30 04:53
Subject:"Last time that I checked, a nipple was not a dangerous weapon."

Nipple ring search procedures faulty, TSA admits

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration said Friday its officers at a Texas airport appear to have properly followed procedures when they allegedly forced a woman to remove her nipple rings -- one with pliers -- but acknowledged the procedures should be changed.

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Date:2008-03-27 04:49
Subject:Make beats, not war

OK, sorry for the ultra-creepy killbot just now. To remedy, here's the cyyyyuuuutest robot ever - the little Yellow Drum Machine.

The image will take you to the video. For the full story click here.

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Date:2008-03-27 04:46
Subject:Monodeck II

Here's Robert Henke of Monolake fame demoing his custom, hand-built MIDI control surface for performing live in, well, Live. It's a 90 minute video, so I'll just post a link that you can peruse at your leisure.


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Date:2008-03-23 14:37
Subject:Deadbeats Poet Society

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Date:2008-03-18 02:33

We just finished a marathon Six Feet Under session - seasons 4 and 5. I'm exhausted and disturbed. That was hard work!

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Date:2008-03-13 05:50

Haiku2 for drbunsen
burned so very
very brightly 7 i was
told to tell you that
Created by Grahame

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Date:2008-03-12 04:46

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