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June 20, 2017, 09:46:14 PM
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June 20, 2017, 05:05:43 AM
"Quiet"???  Its DEAD, Chris.
 

Chris

June 18, 2017, 09:46:54 AM
Admin: Just because it's quiet dies *not* mean we'll allow spammers to take over. Desist please!! :D
 

Chris

June 06, 2017, 10:14:29 PM
Sorry... will attend to it tomorrow! :D
 

kyte

May 31, 2017, 05:50:57 PM
Nope.  Why are you letting spammers register, still?  If you dont watch out you'll get hit by the North Korean mob that hit cpaptalk.com
 

Chris

May 31, 2017, 04:07:26 PM
Sent a newsletter out to all members letting them know the site had reopened. I wonder if it worked this time? As far as I know the last mail didn't reach anyone! :(
 

Chris

May 28, 2017, 01:59:46 PM
So the site is back... thanks (sort of) to Jumba. Where did it go?? I updated the software and it crashed. I investigated and was told the server was using an old version of PHP (5.3) and we needed to update to Version 7.0. Why this wasn't done before s anyone's guess.
 

Chris

May 16, 2017, 01:51:28 PM
Ho hum... what's that song by Gilbert O'Sullivancalled??

Ah yes... "Alone again... naturally".  :D
 

Chris

May 12, 2017, 02:30:08 PM
I think 'everyone' vanished whilst the forum was down. It needs a bit of advertising. Question is *where* would be most effective?
 

Chris

May 12, 2017, 02:28:34 PM
I update to V2.0.12 yesterday but the new s/w hadn't arrived so I left it. Thanks for installing the new patch! :D
 

kyte

May 11, 2017, 07:10:39 PM
Updated forum to latest.  It was a patch for security vulnerabilities in the previous version
 

kyte

May 11, 2017, 04:30:42 PM
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Chris

May 11, 2017, 02:11:17 PM
Dead said the doctor.
Dead said the nurse.
Dead said the woman with the alligator purse.
But it wasn't!! :D
 

kyte

May 03, 2017, 06:16:54 PM
Lots of junk posts.  I dont think they are bots, just spammers looking for a way to tout their wares in forums which are effectively DEAD, Chris.
 

kyte

April 17, 2017, 10:19:50 AM
Gawd.  Dead as a dodo here.  Back to Whirlpool then
 

Chris

March 20, 2017, 01:24:44 PM
SO here we are again. It's been *months*. Sorry isn't really enough so I'll write a big post in a thread.
 

Jarrod

October 15, 2016, 03:20:20 PM
Guy here selling Certificates, Diplomas, etc. Should he be??
 

Chris

October 02, 2016, 08:48:58 PM
Actually BC... we're buying 65 acres down south and most is bush so lord knows what's living in it. :)
 

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September 10, 2016, 08:14:16 PM
Re adverts. I inadvertently let the ClearTalk app expire and it took a day or two to sort out. Spam all gone again now :)
 

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August 30, 2016, 08:27:49 AM
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bambu05

July 26, 2016, 06:09:42 AM
Chris, your house is sold...wonderful news.
The future in a new place awaits.
No more foxes and thorny scrub horror to negotiate.
 

Chris

June 25, 2016, 09:36:23 AM
Likewise. I had all sorts of plans for posting but real life has overtaken me again. Still, the house is sold and we'll be on the move soon so maybe I'll have time to focus. So many things happening out there too!
 

Minx

May 25, 2016, 08:34:18 PM
Hi Strangers
Been caught up with work and family related  *censored* for months now
There IS light at the end of the tunnel
 

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Chris

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Hey Bambu... is Mel35m any relation? You seem to share a few ideas!! :D
 

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Why do I get he feeling Beforesj isn't maybe all s/he seems??  :D
 

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May 04, 2016, 07:31:04 AM
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Chris

April 27, 2016, 01:11:59 PM
Oh I do like the quiet... but I'd like to be disturbed now and then. Where *are* you all?? :(
 

Jarrod

April 22, 2016, 04:48:54 PM
Perhaps a few days early, but in case I am not around on the 25th...

LEST WE FORGET
 

Chris

April 21, 2016, 08:22:34 AM
No word from Alain. I wonder if that helped?? Might be nice to get some sort of response!!

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:11:13 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:09:28 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 11:01:39 AM
Alain: I think you need to be more specific in telling us what you need. Australia ia a huge place. :D
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:49:14 AM
Admin: Seems I forgot to register the "Log in with FaceBook" App properly. Should work fine now. If there are any problems mail me and I'll sort them out! :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:45:52 AM
I donĀ“t know if I done it well, thanks anyways :)
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Alain: write a longer post in 'The Lounge' and we'll see what we can do. :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:37:28 AM
homework, sorry
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:36:26 AM
What's a hw??

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:30:11 AM
Somebody can help me about a hw? It is about basic information about australia, like languages, type of coin, capital and those kind of things.
 

Chris

April 17, 2016, 07:46:41 PM
Looks like AO is back to being a giant blog again! Where *is* everyone lately:
 

Chris

April 14, 2016, 08:11:58 AM
Admin: There are 30 requests for membership form people who've not activated their accounts. I sent a reminder so we will at least learn if they are real... or bots!! :D
 

Chris

April 11, 2016, 07:29:45 PM
New member "Autobot' welcome... lets hope with new members we start to get a bit more active as we move away from the hot weather. :)
 

Jarrod

March 30, 2016, 03:41:28 PM
Which is what Turncoat is. All smoke - no substance.
 

Chris

March 29, 2016, 07:39:39 AM
Not much comment on DD until something actually happens. Right now it's all threats, smoke and mirrors!!
 

Patricia

March 23, 2016, 07:50:52 PM
Am surprised that there is no mention of the possible DD. I do wish TA would button his lip and let MT get on with his job as PM, possibly only for a very short time. :-\
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:55:32 AM
Welcome aboard Rosco. Hope you enjoy your membership. There are very few rules as such here other than 'play nice'. Other than that... just comment on current affairs, what you like or dislike about your life and/or the world in general but basically, have fun. :)
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:52:45 AM
I hate painting. Those of you on my Facebook friends list will be well aware of this by now but I figured I'd widen the boredom and tell everyone else as well. :)
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:52:45 AM
I hate painting. Those of you on my Facebook friends list will be well aware of this by now but I figured I'd widen the boredom and tell everyone else as well. :)

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Gun Laws question from USA
« on: June 27, 2016, 08:05:56 AM »
Hi, from US here.

I am new to this forum and this is one of the big reasons I came here,  and that is I wanted to try and get some insight on your views on guns, gun laws, and especially mass shootings. As you know in the US getting a gun is rather easy and sadly we have too many mass shootings. My question for you Aussies is since your shooting in 1996 has there been any mass shootings? What types of laws were passed after the shooting in 96 and in your personal opinion how do you view your gun control laws vs US gun laws?

P.S. if you aren't from Australia please mention what country you are from.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 02:31:50 PM »
We had a buy back scheme. Not 100% effective, but certainly did take many guns off the streets. Does the US actually have gun laws? Don't seem to be working.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 10:30:57 AM »
Gun laws are unconstitutional in the US. Gun ownership is a right. To change that, congress would have to approve a change to the constitution and then it would have to be ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures. It was written in the belief that an armed population can never be an oppressed population. We have way more guns than people and its rediculous to think that any measure is going to get them all. Every once in a while, someone takes a gun law to court and it gets repealed or abolished, but still some keep trying to bypass the constitution rather than try and change it. They have my contempt. I believe that Mao Ze Dung was correct when he said political power comes from the barrel of a gun. If only the government has guns, then they will have absolute power and absolute control.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 09:49:37 PM »
Hi Kim, good to read your view on the gun laws etc. we were in the US this time last year and spoke to a lot of the locals during our travels, we were questioned numerous times as to how we would protect ourselves etc given the "lack of guns". We on the other hand were shocked to hear people telling us that they had a loaded gun in every room. I'm not sure if they were exaggerating, but we found it all a little over the top.
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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 10:07:41 AM »
There are some gun nuts. I have guns but probably not looked at one in a year or more. The good thing is that those with a lot of guns know the laws better than the cops and stick to them. One benefit is that we don't have as many things stolen.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 08:44:02 AM »
Gun laws are unconstitutional in the US. Gun ownership is a right. To change that, congress would have to approve a change to the constitution and then it would have to be ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures. It was written in the belief that an armed population can never be an oppressed population. We have way more guns than people and its rediculous to think that any measure is going to get them all. Every once in a while, someone takes a gun law to court and it gets repealed or abolished, but still some keep trying to bypass the constitution rather than try and change it. They have my contempt. I believe that Mao Ze Dung was correct when he said political power comes from the barrel of a gun. If only the government has guns, then they will have absolute power and absolute control.

They obviously did not have the likes of England, New Zealand, etc in mind at that time?

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 08:47:51 AM »
Was it Matt Damon who mentioned Australian gun laws and was howled down?

Well, the congress had the opportunity recently (according to news here in Oz) and blew it. IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN!! And then there will be the tears and wailing and nothing else. It's strange how the US laws can quickly be brought about to stop Christian prayers being said in state schools, but cannot agree on how to save lives.

If not a matter of IF, but WHERE and WHEN the next mass shooting will take place.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2016, 08:11:59 AM »
And now we have seen video of police shooting a suspect that they have under control on the ground. Six shots!! My goodness, no wonder there is so much shooting in the US when the law keepers are not setting an example.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2016, 08:13:07 AM »
And now we have seen video of police shooting a suspect that they have under control on the ground. Six shots!! My goodness, no wonder there is so much shooting in the US when the law keepers are not setting an example.

And the latest - police officers shot and killed during a 'peaceful rally'. The end result will be...ZILCH!!

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 02:35:38 PM »
And now we have seen video of police shooting a suspect that they have under control on the ground. Six shots!! My goodness, no wonder there is so much shooting in the US when the law keepers are not setting an example.

And the latest - police officers shot and killed during a 'peaceful rally'. The end result will be...ZILCH!!

It's still happening. Cops shooting people for no obvious reason. On the other hand, they have a duty to protect themselves and members of the public. If they all carried data recorders that were active constantly there might be more support for them when things *do* go wrong!!

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