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#1384409 - 11/08/2016 11:27 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Alex_96L]
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Wow, who would have expected that? wonder how many got thru on Census night? evillaugh

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#1384427 - 11/08/2016 16:19 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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I got through no worries. It would be interesting to find out who is responsible for the DoS attack. Smaks of a 'hactivist' effort.

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#1386039 - 02/09/2016 17:35 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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Anyone see the footage of the spaceX rocket going kaboom today. Pretty speccy

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#1386051 - 02/09/2016 18:52 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Anyone see the footage of the spaceX rocket going kaboom today. Pretty speccy

You mean the one involving Facebook?...yes, an expensive explosion.

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#1386105 - 03/09/2016 07:14 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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Yep. That's the one. Big boom

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#1386750 - 10/09/2016 17:48 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.

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#1386754 - 10/09/2016 18:10 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Seabreeze]
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Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.


Haha. When I get asked that I tell them my name is 'Jeebus'

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#1386757 - 10/09/2016 18:31 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.


Haha. When I get asked that I tell them my name is 'Jeebus'
It caught me by surprise so I was still processing this new piece of information, but next time (if there is a next time) I'll think of a smart answer, haha.

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#1386800 - 11/09/2016 09:42 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Seabreeze]
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Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.


Joking right ?

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#1386808 - 11/09/2016 13:05 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: samboz]
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Originally Posted By: samboz
Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.


Joking right ?


Yeah I thought it was intended as a joke.
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#1386811 - 11/09/2016 15:08 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: samboz]
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Originally Posted By: samboz
Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.


Joking right ?
Nope, not joking. Actually happened.

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#1386813 - 11/09/2016 15:30 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Seabreeze]
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Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
Originally Posted By: samboz
Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.


Joking right ?
Nope, not joking. Actually happened.



I have little doubt. I have been asked what my Christian name is for half a century so am a little surprised this is your first time.
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#1386816 - 11/09/2016 15:49 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
Originally Posted By: samboz
Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was voting in the local government election late this afternoon. Got asked for my Christian name. Had no idea what she meant, until she said your Christian name is your first name. I'd never heard of that expression before today.


Joking right ?
Nope, not joking. Actually happened.
I have little doubt. I have been asked what my Christian name is for half a century so am a little surprised this is your first time.
I was public schooled ('96-'08) and raised in a non-religious family. Maybe it's more common in other parts of the country and/or among certain age groups.

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#1386817 - 11/09/2016 15:59 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Seabreeze]
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Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
I was public schooled and raised in a non-religious family.


So was I.
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#1386820 - 11/09/2016 16:23 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
So was I.
Before yesterday, I hadn't heard of it before. You don't see it on forms either. We all have different experiences in life, maybe I'll come across it again as I get older, who knows.

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#1386822 - 11/09/2016 16:31 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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Maybe it's not as common these days. Saying Merry Christmas offends certainl religions so perhaps this does too?
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#1386962 - 12/09/2016 22:39 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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#1386988 - 13/09/2016 08:57 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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So I got my don't come in next Monday email from school. The miniscule school budget has been spent for IT support so no more work until Jan next year. That plus Palletjack (Qld Premier) ripped $500k out of the school bank accounts for some boondoggle in Brisbane which effectively stripped the school Special Education budget for the year so that had to be made up from somewhere (we have 114 special needs students out of 600 students) so several positions have to be dropped for 5 days to 3 or 2 and in my case from 2 days a week to 5 hours a week (what the hell can you do in 5 hours a week?) and people urged to go on long service leave, to cut the payroll and try and scrape up enough money to keep the school running which is utter bullshit. I am sick and tired of this bulldust state government running rough shod over schools and doing crap like this. I spent more time recycling dead computers to try and keep a core of 70 computers running than anything else I should have been doing like maintenance, network faults, software rollouts etc. I left school yesterday with 3 dead computers and another 3 needing to be reimaged but no time to do it in. So they will be still sitting there if I get reemployed next year and that's not even confirmed. So I may not have a job at all next year. I am ropable.

The joys of being a casual employee in Education Queensland. Sigh. Anyway off to the Mater on 18th October for a knee replacement so I would have been house bound for a couple of months anyway but that's not the point. There is no permanent position for an IT Tech in primary schools so poor old mugs like me work week to week for years on end with no job security, no holiday or sick pay or any other benefits.

That $500K was for things like a wireless network upgrade ($154k) because only 6 out of 17 buildings have wifi access for teachers, the replacement of 70 desktop computers ($55K) server upgrade ($35k) and various ground improvements and other things like new shade shelters, seating, play equipment etc. all either put back by 2 years at much higher costs or dropped completely.

Sorry for the rant, I will crawl back into my shell again.
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#1386994 - 13/09/2016 10:00 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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I was usually asked for my christian name in school in the 70s ,Non christian school .
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#1387090 - 13/09/2016 19:12 Re: Chit Chat (the off-topic thread) [Re: Mark Hardy]
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It wasn't that long ago that many rusted on Liberal supporters in these blogs were celebrating the Newman government sacking 14,000 public servants. Though he replaced most of them with temps from his donor's employment agencies at much greater cost than he saved.

The same people took every opportunity to swipe at "lefties" and unions at every opportunity. The very same unions that fought for permanent positions, public holidays, long service leave and heaven forbid, long service leave.

On evidence it seems Palaszczuk (yes, I can spell) has got this one right in certain cases. Funny how things work out.
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