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  1. Rabaelthazar

    Post a random picture thread

    ^^^ Survivor
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    Acacia Maidenii seeds alkaloid content

    I'm pretty sure that performing an extraction would be construed as illegal (regardless of the result) if your intention is to extract illegal chemicals from the seeds. Just thought I'd throw that out there to save you taking an unnecessary risk.
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    So who else 'Rims?

    Hang on, now I'm really confused. Are we still talking about rimming?
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    Community of Infinite Colour

    We've had several holier than thous recently. THere was the guy who was going to prove the stoned ape theory with irrefutable evidence that he had gathered from the internet in his 6 monhts of research. We were assured that his research had led to a discovery of said evidence that nobody else in the world was aware of. We had Dr Sham, who assured us that his new theory could solve every possible trouble a human could experience. We were treated to the example that in order to deal with substance abuse the abuser should simply stop drinking alcohol. Very sage advice. I think Greg's in a slightly different category. Has some interesting stuff to say and doesn't seem to gave a Jesus complex, thank god.
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    OH MY GOURD! Free bottle gourd seeds

    Received... thanks mate.
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    apes evolved into humans by taking magic mushrooms book

    Ah jeez, Satyr. That made me literally laugh out loud. Ha ha ha. Awesome.
  7. I need to get me a snail predator bad. A Blue Tongue would be nice to see around the garden too. Any special care requirements anyone's aware of?
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    11\11\11 11:11:11am

    Ha ah.. just thinking about this - how funny would it be watching the world trying to adjust if suddenly it was decided that we would no longer use a base ten system but would move forward with a base 12 system. Imagine the confusion. :lol:
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    11\11\11 11:11:11am

    Agreed. It's already clear from the discovery of irrational numbers that the mathematics of the universe do not conform to our integer based counting system. Integers are perfect for dealing with day to day mathematics... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I think we are so reliant on integers that it's difficult to think outside the box, even impossible to do so in any ay other than theoretically. The same way it's very difficult to imagine a sense outside our normal five or, drilling down, to imagine colours outside the spectrum of visual light. If we could discover and understand the mathematics of the universe, we'd be in a really interesting place. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll ever understand it as long as we count the way we do.
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    11\11\11 11:11:11am

    I was actually going to make the same point, Sheather. I think that the reason we tend to run with a base-10 system is that we have ten fingers and they were probably the first thing we used to count with. If humans had four finger on each hand we would be counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 etc... with 11 having the same value as our normal 9. I reckon that our mathematics system based on integers is not wholly compatable with the mathematics of the universe. I believe that there is a counting system (non-linear) where the universal constants (pi, phi etc...) would be represented as integers. If we could find that counting system I think we'd be closer to cracking the ultimate theory of the universe.
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    Youtube vids

    Yeah, I have met some brainwashed Christians, but never anyone stupid enough to believe that the bible was written by god. Still thought it was a good laugh and fit in to my atheist/christian "debate" youtube wormhole last night.
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    Youtube vids

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    Youtube vids

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    Youtube vids

    Ha ha... nice clip, FancyPants.
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    Fun night in melbourne?

    Either the storm totally missed my place or else I was so engrossed in what I was doing I didn't notice it.
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    Publicity Stunts

    Why not coax a nearby star into supernova so that for a few months all you solar panels will super effective due to the extra solar energy entering our atmosphere? All you need to do is come up with a catchy slogan, work out how to trigger a supernova and then milk the promotion period for all its worth. Hell, I'd come to you for my solar panels with a stunt like that.
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    mouse over thread description

    There is a preview button. At the right hand side of the region with the topic title, if you put your mouse there a small light green icon will appear. Click it and it will bring up a preview without actually entering the thread. Is that sort of what you mean?
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    help with a survey

    Survey completed.
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    help with a survey

    True, but you couldn't know that without clicking on the link. Nothing tin foil hat about asking for more info before clicking on a link from a member with only ten posts that is explained as being a link to survey about asparagus (an unusual concept). No offence meant, Chrimoya. Just seemed weird.
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    help with a survey

    I haven't clicked the link because, I have to say, the whole thing comes across as just a little sus. Why would a kid in school in Peru be asked to survey 150 Australians? Are you in Peru or Melbourne? Your introductory post said you were in Melb but this one says Peru. I'm not adverse to helping out... but what on earth sort of project surveys people on the other side of the world about their asparagus consumption?
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    The Random Thread.

    Well tough shit, Sheather, that you don't like the term. You know what I mean. You devote too much time complaining about peoples' misuse of language.
  22. I've been clearing out some old stuff recently to make room for the new stuff that somehow finds its way into my house and takes precedence because my wife says it does. One drawer has been filled with tapes for the last ten years even though I haven't had a tape deck for almost that long. Couldn't stand to just throw them away, so I borrowed a tape deck and have been transferring everything to digital format. Thought I'd share a couple of tracks that I wrote back when my life consisted of partying, sleeping and playing with synths when I wasn't partying or sleeping. I didn't have a computer at the time, so everything was done with an Akai MPC2000 and a bunch of synths. Recorded straight to tape deck, tweaks and all so please excuse the slightly dodgy quality. The music's a bit dated, but it was a great time of my life and I thought I'd share a bit. If you dig it, there's about 6 old tracks up on my Soundcloud account. Thanks for listening.
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    Some old doof

    Whoops, positised your post when trying to hit the multiquote button, Thunder. Anyway, thanks for listening guys. Yeah, unfortunately no chance of making any changes to them. I agree... if I could go back there's lots of things I'd change and percussion is probably the main thing. Fair call... at the time I wrote it I don't think I rated Hells Bells that highly, but it was actually one of the ones I most enjoyed listening to ten years after the fact. Yeah, the rest of the stuff is more recent. The ones prefaced with Rabalthazar 99 are the oldies. Thanks mate. There's a fair bit of hiss and tape flutter but I'm ok with that. The set up I had was Akai MPC2000 doing drums and samples, synths were a Yamaha AN1X, a Future Retro 777, a Waldorf Micro Q, a Roland 202 (although not sure that featured in any of the tracks on here), and a Roland JV Sound module. Man the x0xb0x looks awesome. I haven't had a chance to hear one in the flesh but read a review a few months back and I did produce a little extra saliva at the time. Whatever you do, hang on to it. I sold my Future Retro at a time when I was desperate for cash and soon after it was announced that no more units would be made. I'll probably never see one again and it was possibly the most awesome synth I ever owned. Quite possibly my greatest regret in life. Thanks again, guys. Appreciate the comments.
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    Face in the clouds

    I can see four distinctly human faces in that pic + at least another three faces of not so human beings.
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    The Random Thread.

    My day yesterday was ruled by Murphy's Law. Had to fly to Sydney for the day for work and these are the things that went wrong. - Flight to Sydney delayed by an hour. - Rental car booking lost and had to wait 25 minutes while they got a car ready for me. - Called and cancelled my first appointment - Drove to my second appointment in Parramatta planning to grab a bite to eat on the way, but there was a crash on the harbour bridge which made traffic terrible so didn't have time for lunch. - As I left that appointment, the GPS I got with the hire car ran out of batteries so I went to plug it in and realised the rental company had given me the wrong charger cable. - Fumbled around streets I didn't know using the maps function on my phone which quickly drained the phone battery. - Had to pick someone up from the city and take them via their hotel south of the city to the north of the city. The person was to perform at an event and we were supposed to be there at 5:30. Picked her up at 4:00pm and didn't get to the venue until 7:45 because of another crash near the airport that turned the city to gridlock - Due to the time delay didn't get a chance to shave so rocked up to the event supposed to look professional sporting a ten day growth - Accidentally left my sunglasses in Melbourne and it was bright as anything in Sydney - Pretty sure I got flashed by a camera in the afternoon - Finally got back to my hotel and went ot the bar for what I felt was a really well deserved beer and got told that the register had just been closed and I wouldn't be served. I know, not exactly comparable to famine and pestilence in a third world slum, but it was still a pretty annoying day. End random rant.