The older I get the more I fail to understand why Australia doesn't understand the need for more than 2 big cities and 5 country towns.
Until we realize that Canberra, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Nowra etc etc MUST be allowed to expand into fully fledged cities with self sustaining industry and jobs we are stuck in a vicious cycle of trying to squeeze more and more people into an expensive situation in Sydney and Melbourne.
Well we got the KILL ALL code push text message today.
.....very interesting that EFF/ACLU/Consumer rights groups are mute here.
Basically when Tmobile pushed out the 60% charging update I was like ok……and used a custom cyanogen ROM to restore my rights but after this current announcement for the 19th of Dec deadline where all Note 7’s will be prevented from charging…..wtf??
Basically I’m over it and placed the order for the Huawei Mate 9- http://amzn.to/2hdvx2l and am done with Samsung, screw it. As someone who currently has 2 samsung tv’s, 3 monitors, 2 blu ray players and 2 Note 7’s……I’m unlikely to ever purchase Samsung again for a very very long time. Put that in your cost model and tell me how it works out for you.
I guess I come down on the side of....."fortune favours the brave" and the current tenants could have purchased in 2008 in the downturn......and saying now that things are rosy......they want to buy in at 2008 depressed prices....or continue renting at depressed 2008 prices doesn't help with reality.
As for Ireland missing out on their taxes.....this is why we need to be in a consumption based tax economy, its the spending point that is taxable not the back end profits when you can incorporate anywhere else in the world and sub out profits (one of the reasons I'm strongly for stamp duty in NSW property purchases even though it hurts personally every time we buy).
I am kind of curious to know whether phones running Cyanogen mods if T-Mobile can still push the update through to brick your phone.
It brings up a really interesting question for consumers as we move into an IOT pervasive world……when after the sale do the rights belong to the consumer? When do you have a situation where a vendor can “reach in” and withdraw a consumers rights??
Where is the ACLU when you need it :)
and yes in case you are wondering what i'm replacing my Note 7 with.....I ordered the Huawei Mate 9 through Amazon where they are selling the unlocked international dual sim version with 6gb ram and 128gb rom for only $899 - http://amzn.to/2hdvx2l
The real question is do I dump Tmobile once this unlocked "fully paid for" phone arrives.
Awesome movie, excellent non linear way of presenting the movie, go see it, not your normal "aliens" style movie (though i have to wonder when seeing it if its not funded by the same 'people' who funded Contagion and its preparing us).
Be aware however when buying something like this that you are buying proprietary hardware....
I recently had the unfortunate experience of having a Thecus N7700 motherboard go bad on me (after 28 months) and whilst i knew it was out of its warranty period what i didnt realise is that to replace the motherboard would be a $395 fee.
Yep you got that..... $395
Almost 50% of the original cost of the unit to replace a part that unfortunately couldn't be sourced from anywhere else.......
Because this motherboard is proprietary i was basically stuck with no other option but to pay the fee to get my data out of the N7700 drives and onto a non propriatery Server 2008 Raid 6 based system where if a motherboard goes it can be replaced with any off the shelf motherboard no problems.
1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!
4. Rottweiler: Make me.
5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please! Oh wait, I forgot already, what needed changing?
7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.
8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.
9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!
10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no stinking light bulb."
12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
13. Blue Heeler: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
For the past two years or so, my daily comings and goings have taken me past a building on my Brooklyn Heights block ripped down to the studs by a developer with the ambition of returning it to the market as a five-story brownstone for $18 million.
Let me ask you a question Ginia.....the developer(/prospective owner) of this property created jobs for all of the workers for the last 2 years and in the process created over $10m of revenue for the local economy.
How many jobs did you create over the last 2 years?
How much did you personally pay in taxes over the last 2 years.
I have no relation to this property (but live in the area a few blocks over and have walked past this building since it got announced) and will never be able to afford a home like it however my response is.....hey if its your money....go for it.
Who says millionaires should be forced to live in Scarsdale?
The ridiculous part about this is if he went to fight for Daesh or Al Nusra.....he's already be locked up even though our allies the USA are funding them (though they dont talk about direct support the way they do the YPG).
So George Brandis what you are basically saying is you are supporting one type of terrorist....but not the other type.
(this is looking down on Wolli Creek and Tempe area)
and yes yes I know that with increasing immigration and increase births etc....Sydney is still short the number of apartments it needs......but looking at a view like that is scary as an investor :eek:
A company called Flybrix is putting legos on the wing.
The San Francisco startup today began selling build-a-drone kits for kids age 14 and up comprised of: LEGO bricks, boom arms and motors that don’t require soldering, and other off the shelf and Flybrix-designed parts.
Once assembled, Flybrix drones are lightweight and meant to be flown indoors. They can be operated with a Bluetooth flight control app for iOS or Android smartphones, or a manual flight controller purchased from the company.
Flybrix drones are also, notably, “crash-friendly,” meaning they can be re-assembled time and again as kids experiment with their designs, and learn how to pilot them.
Lol people are losing their minds……. at $726,000 way way
overpaid. Basically overpaid by a brand new car (or two)....think about that
for a moment.
I did some quick sums basically @$500pw rent with 20%
deposit of $145,00 and $34,000 stamp duty and legal costs this will be cashflow
negative for about 6.5 years……and that’s without interest rates moving so
basically they will be losing roi month in month out for about 10 years and
never see an investment return until they sell it.
I hope they like golf......
Great work by the sales team though, the vendor must be
Can you imagine if China had been funding Mexican gangs to buy weapons and help take back Texas to rejoin Mexico (you know whaere it once belonged to) it would make BLM and WallStreet protests look like a picnic.....yet thats where your taxes have been going for 5 years and yet CNN cant even bring themselves to talk about it.........