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  1. DACA? DHS? As an Aussie don't know those even though you were kind enough to explain APA! I like to keep up with world affairs but unfortunately more and more people now use local acronyms and nicknames so makes it hard to keep up. Some newspapers are rife with unexplained acronyms.
  2. Thanks for the feedback gents. It seems to be working better this morning. May have been a slow server somewhere in the scheme of things.
  3. I clear cache, history etc every day before shutting down browsers. I also use AVG tune up weekly which clears all broken shortcuts, fixes registry etc etc. The problem is specific to LBR as the only other forum I am a member of works perfectly. Spose I'll just see how it goes for a while, thanks for getting back to me promptly.
  4. Is anyone else having problems with the forum on desktop? For the last week the forum has been extremely slow to respond on both Chrome and Firefox. For example when logging in it takes a couple of minutes to bring up the Home page and then when trying to get to 1st unread post on a thread it hangs for a few minutes and often I have had to click on the forum's header, then the last page in the sub-forum to get to the post. Getting back to Home page then takes a while as well.
  5. Is the movie My Thai Bride, a doco about a Welsh guy made in 2011? Synopsis – one paragraphTed, a 46-year old salesman from Wales, visits Thailand on business. After revelling in the carnal pleasures of Bangkok, he falls in love with Tip, a bar girl. They marry and start a new life in her poor, rural home. Ted soon finds he isn’t alone. In northeast Thailand marriage to foreign men has become an industry. Things soon sour for Ted. His money has disappeared much faster than he expected. No one seems to want him around the farm anymore. When Ted asks Tip if she loves him, she replies: “I can’t eat or drink your love.” Ted returns home destitute, having learned what his Thai wife already knew: without money you lose everything. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mythaibride
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    Bangkok Zoo

    20 years ago I went on a safari in Kenya and after that I will never step foot into a zoo again. Wild animals belong in the wild. I'd post some photos here but don't want to thread fuck Annat's post.
  7. Just like to point out that only about 13% of Virgin is Australian owned via the sharemarket so I honestly hope that Aus gov does not bail them out. Their shareholders are Etihad (approx 22%), Singapore Airlines (20% approx), HNA Group (Chinese airline approx 13%), Nanshan Group (Chinese airline approx 23%) and Virgin Group (UK approx 9%). If the airline is running at a loss ask the owners (shareholders) for more money. Sorry to thread fuck.
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    Coronavirus

    This is an interesting graph (as at 9pm 11th April) of the age spread of the virus in Australia, specially the numbers of young people in their 20's:
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    Coronavirus

    Here in Australia they have now set a limit for non essential indoor gatherings to 100 people which will affect larger restaurants, pubs and clubs. Until 6 months ago my local pub was owned by a family group who have 6 or 7 pubs but has now been taken over by a large organisation that have 80 venues. The licensee has been retained and I asked him yesterday what will happen as the bar never has more than about 50 patrons at any one time. He said that he was awaiting a call from head office but likely the pub will close before Friday. Their reasoning that they are unable to keep patrons more than 1.5 metres away from each other especially in the restaurant with a family group and in the poker machine room where the machines are mostly lined up next to each other. I advised him that they are mad to close the whole venue as they will lose 100% revenue and likely still have to pay full time staff for a while. My suggestion to him was to close the restaurant, move tables in the bar area and keep suggesting to patrons to remain at a distance from each other. In the poker machine room (aka engine room as it is the main income generator and gives the pub its $34 million value) just shut down every 2nd machine. He did take my advice re poker machines and advised head office of 'his' plans so I will find out around 4pm after I walk to the pub to find out if its still open. I am predicting the next shortage in Australia is going to be packaged beer!!!
  10. These were forwarded to me an hour ago and show the scene in Angeles last night.
  11. I've just received an email from Cebu Pacific that they are grounding all planes from tomorrow(18th March) until 14th April due to the "Enhanced Community Quarantine" measures of the Philippine Government. This, shutting down of travel to and from Manila as well as all bar & business closures throughout the country will have a massive economic effect.
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    Coronavirus

    Strange that the same push bikes should still be there?
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    Coronavirus

    Anyone arriving in Australia from midnight tonight (4.5 hours from now) will have to self isolate for 14 days. We'll see how that goes and how it is enforced.
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    Coronavirus

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/ As of March 9, 2020 We are aggregating sparse data from various sources. Where a source is official, the entry is clearly marked. Even official sources don't always report daily. Some report weekly but, in order to provide a set of comparable data, estimates are provided based on the latest available data. Estimated values are clearly marked. Country Tests Performed Tests per Million People Population Bahrain 8,354 4,910 1,701,575 OFFICIAL source South Korea 210,144 4,099 51,269,185 OFFICIAL source Hong Kong 16,000 2,134 7,496,981 Estimated sources Italy 60,761 1,005 60,461,826 OFFICIAL source Switzerland 5,000 578 8,654,622 Estimated Mar. 3: 4,000 source Austria 5,026 558 9,006,398 OFFICIAL source UK 26,261 387 67,886,011 OFFICIAL source Belgium 3,984 344 11,589,623 Estimated Mar 9: 3,541 OFFICIAL source Australia 8,278 325 25,499,884 Estimated Mar. 8: 8,278 OFFICIAL PARTIAL source source Israel 2,386 276 8,655,535 Estimated Mar. 8: 1,771 source France 11,895 182 65,273,511 Estimated Mar. 5: 6,610 OFFICIAL source Finland 720 130 5,540,720 OFFICIAL Mar. 10 source Malaysia 3,132 97 32,365,999 OFFICIAL Mar. 10 source Japan 9,600 76 126,476,461 OFFICIAL Mar. 10 source Netherlands 600 35 17,134,872 Estimated Mar. 2: 200 source USA 8,554 26 331,002,651 OFFICIAL Mar. 10 source Vietnam 2,367 24 97,338,579 OFFICIAL Mar. 10 source Turkey 940 11 84,339,067 Estimated As of Mar 3: 940 OFFICIAL source
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