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Posted 28 Mar 2021 16:37 in The Lounge by allan

It will help that you can work a computer, but for real help find "some one" who has had a "smart phone" for a while, and knows how to use it.

I have only recently made the transition, myself, and  ...

But but but but but solar and wind don't work, or so I'm told by our conservative brethren around here.
Fake noows...

A little surprised that this wasn't in the "news" section... It wasn't so long ago, after all!

It would be nice to know of the result of the inevitable inquiry.

Posted 06 Mar 2021 19:21 in The Lounge by allan

And the maintenance could be outsourced too. I'm sure that a Chinese quote would be competitive...

Posted 27 Feb 2021 12:37 in The Lounge by allan

FYI, anti-vaxers are standing in every seat in the oncoming WA election in mid-March.
Well, the Libs have already thrown in the towel, and it's right and proper to have an opp ...

Why did ANR stop running freight to this location ?
Economics. Road vehicles offer better service at less cost.

Posted 15 Feb 2021 15:48 in South Australia by allan

Posted 14 Feb 2021 22:53 in South Australia by allan

I suspect (without looking it up) that Olary never had huge quantities of either goods or passengers in or out. The little traffic offering would have gone to road when that was sealed, at about the s ...

Posted 12 Feb 2021 08:16 in The Lounge by allan

The issue is that hotels are not fit for purpose as quarantine centres. Even home quarantine is better, but still not good enough.

There is a growing realisation that this virus is not going to go  ...

Posted 09 Jan 2021 09:25 in The Lounge by allan

[quote=billybaxter]Since when did six months equal forever? Bubonic plague has been here a thousand years, still here. Doesn't inconvenience us too much these days. COVID will be the same in a few yea ...

Posted 23 Nov 2020 19:19 in South Australia by allan

Maybe Aldinga, maybe not. No others, as buses are "good enough".

We've yet to see the effects of "working from home".

Posted 15 Nov 2020 10:21 in General by allan

But, the subject is interesting... It is clear that the English clergy has (and has had) members strongly interested in the railways, as has the Australian clergy. The question is whether their input  ...

I can see this being a frustrating search. "Plume" was a brand name used by Vacuum Oil (and its successors) from the 1930s. Wagons were owned, or hired by Vacuum Oil. If practice in NSW was the same a ...

It's all an attempted distraction! What's $20,000 compared to a $27,000,000 over payment for a block of land...

Posted 15 Oct 2020 20:19 in South Australia by allan

Which diagrams are you looking for, by location and era?

Yes, the natives here have sufficient difficulty with plain English: cant is a step too far.

Posted 27 Sep 2020 20:52 in The Lounge by allan

Early evidence is that Covid 19 is mutating significantly more slowly than seasonal flu. There are two significant implications of this: a vaccine may well have a longer life than that for H1N1, and t ...

Posted 05 Sep 2020 09:27 in The Lounge by allan

Numbers are still stubbornly high in Vic.

Western Australia seems to want it secede from Federation too.


There's nothing new in that...

The beginning of the end of coal was the [b]Clean Air Act 1956[/b] of the British Parliament... It's a slow death.[url=]

Posted 01 Aug 2020 18:26 in The Lounge by allan

[quote=speedemon08]Even without Covid the Federal government has finally realised that younger workers have been getting shafted for the last 15 years, and anyone over 40 since 2001 has had their bene ...

In 20 years of Growth throughout the Barossa wouldn't a train be more viable then before???
Possibly more viable, but not viable enough. And that was before covid.

Go back to Auscision and look in among the VR E cars for V&SAR joint-stock cars.

Posted 03 Jul 2020 15:32 in The Lounge by allan

...only a union would back the idea of paying someone to do a job they’re not capable of doing.
Governments have been doing just that for years!
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