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Bad Day - Storm - Squirrel - Destruction » Post #10

Mon Apr 03, 2017 13:43 in General Talk

valerie wrote: Although it is stil windy here, it has died down. We had something like 100 mile an hour winds.

Sorry to hear about the storm damage - much of the east coast of Australia has just gone through some very wild weather too & the clean-up will take months.

valerie wrote: I need to get some new collars but so difficult to find the ones that are NOT breakaway collars. I put big Christmas bells on the collars. IF I had them on the cats, that squirrel probably would have gotten away.

I don't know if this would have helped the squirrel, but if you want your cats to stop hunting birds in your area, researchers recently discovered that brightly multi-colored collars (like rainbow scrunchies used to tie hair ponytails) were extremely effective (from memory, they cut the songbird death rate by about 90%).

Cats learn to stalk without making bell collars tinkle (easy to do since they naturally walk softly without straightening their legs), but because they cannot see colors well, they have no idea that the bright collar makes them stand out to other animals which can see color (at least, during the day). Apparently, squirrels can see in color, but are red-green color blind, so a rainbow collar might still be helpful.

I'm not sure whether this might make them more noticeable to owls though.

You can do a search for rainbow collar for cats on Google & get lots of results - some even come with a bell too.

Rainbow Collars Could Help Keep Cats From Wiping Out Birds | Smart News | Smithsonian

Nirvana.......tasman1 » Post #3

Sun Apr 02, 2017 21:34 in General Talk

dutch1898 wrote: Does that sound like satisfaction?
It sounds like relaxation.

robotic age boon or curse.....? » Post #12

Sun Apr 02, 2017 01:20 in General Talk

BouldRake wrote:
Technology isn't the problem, people are. It's not so much is the robotic age a boon or a curse, it's will humans screw this up - and they will.
Yep. I remember watching the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still a few years ago & the line from John Cleese (playing the professor) about the human race's habit of waiting until a situation becomes catastrophic before doing something to fix it really stuck with me.

Maybe our innate optimism that things will turn out okay in the end also causes the procrastination that allows things to go pear-shaped through inaction.

Going for a different dining experience » Post #3

Sat Apr 01, 2017 23:59 in General Talk

I would put something squishy or slimy on the plate just to give the diner the heebie-jeebies :lol:

robotic age boon or curse.....? » Post #8

Sat Apr 01, 2017 23:54 in General Talk

They're not languishing in poverty purely because of robotics. They are languishing because they got caught in the trap of relying on one type of industry, and when circumstances changed, they weren't able to.

Plus the good times often lead to excessive expenditure & unsustainable wage growth which comes back to bite when things slow down (as they will inevitably do). The same has happened to our steel & mining towns, and everyone saw it coming, but no-one was prepared to seriously put up the money to move or start-up new hi-tech industries in those regions (along with all the support services to ensure they do not fail while they are still building up their market).

In the modern age there should be no such thing as a steel town or a mining town or a motor city. That is just putting all of your eggs in the one basket. And not being prepared to meet new tech with new tech will just result in the old tech falling behind, as happened to Nokia & Kodak over the past couple of decades. Kodak invented the digital camera, but left it on the shelf as they thought it might impact their film business. But that did not stop other companies from producing digital cameras, and Kodak went bankrupt. Nokia had the biggest-selling mobile phones on Earth. Someone suggested they develop a smartphone. Nope - who would want the Internet on a phone? Then the iPhone came out, and Nokia's epitaph as the biggest phone manufacturer in the world was written.

Adaptation is the key to survival. It always has been with the human race.

robotic age boon or curse.....? » Post #4

Sat Apr 01, 2017 19:54 in General Talk

I think robots are great. They certainly improve life for disabled people like me.

Change & technical advancement will always cause some disruption in society, but how that is dealt with is up to us & the people we choose to be our leaders. If they & we accept the future & prepare for it, we will do well. If we fight it, we won't prosper.

There was outrage & concern that unemployment would take over &/or prosperity would end when slavery was abolished, when children were prevented from working in mines, when weaving machines were introduced to England (the birth of the Luddites movement), when mechanical harvesting came to farms, when robotics was brought into automobile factories etc etc etc. Yet, the doomsday predictors were proven wrong time & time again. Instead of society falling apart, life got better, especially for those on the lower rungs of society. Instead of working in the fields, children had free time to go to school. Adults had leisure time, instead of working from dawn until dusk for a pittance every day. People could develop, and invent, and discover.

Regarding our bodies & activities, do we really need to lumber around in heavy suits of meat? The main purpose of our body is to carry our brain around & reproduce. We may be on the evolutionary path to a stage where we won't need our bodies and all of the problems that come with them. After all, who we are is contained in our brains. You could hook a human brain up to a computer that simulates the human body with all of its senses, place it in a virtual reality world with other brains also hooked up, and it would believe that it is a complete person living a complete life. It could converse, make decisions, travel, have a career, even have sex. That could be our future. It could even be where we are right now - how could we know?

ClixSense needs your input » Post #60

Fri Mar 31, 2017 14:05 in General Talk

If PTC & ClixGrid were to go, I imagine the amount of active members will markedly drop off. That reduction may make the site less attractive to survey companies, as they want a large target audience & not the same people all the time filling out their surveys. The last thing I want is fewer surveys here.

There are 2 questions really:

1) Has the loss of PayPal impacted ClixSense to such an extent that its future viability is in doubt?

2) If ClixSense does become just a tasks & surveys site, then what competitive edge will it have over all the other survey sites out there?

I really would prefer to keep the PTC ads & grid. They are what gets me to this site so many times each day. Without them, I may become just an occasional visitor, as I am to the other survey sites I am a member of.

My 2nd Skrill payment ($60.97) received » Post #1

Fri Mar 31, 2017 13:44 in Payment Proofs

Just received my 2nd payment since switching to Skrill. Thanks :clixsense: :thumbup:

Should tasman1 become queenie1? » Post #1

Fri Mar 31, 2017 04:32 in General Talk

I just saw that CNN have renamed tasman1's home state of Tasmania to Queensland, which used to be at the top-right of Australia:

So, should tasman1 now change his username to match his new home state? I was thinking of "queenie1", but any other suggestions would be appreciated. :D

dreaded flu captivated me for a week! » Post #16

Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:30 in General Talk

pindokhan123 wrote: yep i know seagle thx for good advice,too much vitamin also give you the runs,trust me i once bought loadsa oranges from the supermarket coz they were half price,spent the next 2/3 days trying to finish em off,resulted in multiple loo runs :roll:

Wouldn't be much fun having the flu on top of the trots. Coughing or sneezing would become quite a terrifying experience :lol:

dreaded flu captivated me for a week! » Post #14

Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:46 in General Talk

tasman1 wrote: Again ????
Told you last time but you never listen

1 tablet multi vitamins and minerals [ mega ]
3 tablets vitamin C each 1ooomg
1 tablet vitamin B [ all vitamin B ]
Fresh garlic [ a lot ]
Hot drink with lots of honey
1-2 tablet horseradish [ stronger strengt ]

now go and take it , it is order

I would definitely reduce the vitamin C down to one tablet as 3 tablets plus the vitamin C in the multivitamins plus the vitamin C in the horseradish would put you well over the maximum tolerable intake of 2000mg a day.

Quote:Yes, it's possible to take too much vitamin C. Since vitamin C is water-soluble (excess amounts are excreted and do not accumulate in the body), people sometimes assume there is no harm in taking large doses. However, there are potential short-term and long-term problems with taking high doses (500 to 1,000 mg per day) or very high doses (more than 2,000 mg per day) of vitamin C.

Very high doses of vitamin C are known to cause gastric discomfort and diarrhea, and this is the basis for the current upper tolerable daily intake limit of 2,000 mg for adults.

More limited, but concerning, evidence suggests problems with daily doses of just 500 to 1,000 mg of vitamin C. (Keep in mind that the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for adults is only 75 mg to 120 mg, with an additional 35 mg for smokers -- see the RDAs for details).

Source: Is it possible to take too much vitamin C? Answered by

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2170

Mon Mar 27, 2017 00:08 in General Talk

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (Live) - 7/2/1977 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium - YouTube

Sadly, filmed only 3 months before the plane crash which killed lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backing vocalist Cassie Gaines (Steve's older sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray. 1977 Convair CV-240 crash - Wikipedia

I want to win! » Post #2

Wed Mar 22, 2017 17:47 in General Talk

Are you poking your tongue out correctly when you click? I find that helps a lot.

Double Win Today. !!!! » Post #2

Wed Mar 22, 2017 17:39 in General Talk

You really should be posting your frequent stat updates in the Your Stats section of the forum.

ClixGrid WIN !!!!! » Post #2

Wed Mar 22, 2017 15:37 in General Talk

Very Nice!! :thumbup: :clap:

Favourite BBQ meat ... tasman1 » Post #5

Wed Mar 22, 2017 07:23 in General Talk

zegon wrote: I could not vote for the '50 year old cow' , because they do not live as long.

Speaking of BBQ ...

Do you eat kangaroo in Australia , or 'jumps' you over that ?

Kangaroo is eaten here, but not by many people. I haven't really noticed if it is still in the supermarket (was a few years ago). From what I've read, the meat is very, very lean (and very healthy), but if you cook a kangaroo steak for more than a minute or two on each side, it can become very tough.

Certainly not suitable for a BBQ.

By the way, for any animal lovers concerned, there are more kangaroos in Australia today (estimated population is 50-60 million) than there were before the First Fleet arrived in 1788. This is due to the clearing of forests for farmland. Kangaroos love the same type of grassland as sheep & cattle. So they are not endangered. In fact, they are some of the fastest breeders in the world, since a female often has one joey living outside of the pouch but still feeding from it, another joey in the pouch, and another fertilised embryo in suspended animation in the womb ready to be activated the moment the joey currently in the pouch makes its exit.

Favourite BBQ meat ... tasman1 » Post #2

Wed Mar 22, 2017 00:39 in General Talk

I chose the left sock, because most BBQ gatherings in Australia use the cheapest cuts available such as "BBQ steak" (aka fat, gristle & ligament), or lamb forequarter chops (which stretch like rubber), and eating them is just like trying to tear an old sock with your teeth.

Correct name please » Post #3

Tue Mar 21, 2017 22:46 in General Talk


Common Sense » Post #51

Mon Mar 20, 2017 20:17 in General Talk

srimD wrote: Q24). What is the answer?

42÷2+2x7-32 = ? :roll:

If I remember my primary school math rules correctly, I think the answer is "3".

Quote of the day » Post #3222

Mon Mar 20, 2017 19:51 in General Talk

There is no problem in science that can be solved by a man that cannot be solved by a woman.

-- Vera Rubin (Astrophysicist)
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