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  1. The Age Sunday Life Magazine. "The Larapinta Trail ranks as one of Australia's most challenging multi-days walks." Stay there twice as long as you thought you might?
  2. How many Fox News and Sport flunkies does it take to write a sentence - Carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, Matsuyama calmly grinded out clutch pars and struck for crucial birdies in a pressure-packed march at Augusta National, hanging on over the final holes for a historic one-stroke victory.
  3. Interesting detail dr_dazmo. Makes one wonder about the operational cycles airlines must make their aircraft perform each day - and then how old are these aircraft? By my calculations 3 flights or cycles per day with an inspection at 30,000 cycles make the aircraft 27 years old or 10,000 days. I’d be damned sure I would want it inspected. 4 flights per day make the aircraft 20 years old and 5 flights per day make it 16 years old. Do the airlines retire these things? I think I would want to see the check sheet myself before I boarded some of these aircraft - It’s a wonder we aren’t boarding DC3’s or Super Constellations. It must be that the number of cycles per day must be very high – they must never stop working.
  4. OK to get some balance - ABC talking approving Invasion Day as a reference to Australia Day - just a load of crap - where did they get that garbage from? Whoever thought that was appropriate? But then Pendragon advises - Biden is going to be much worse and much more dangerous. (than Trump). Hmm I think that might need expanding. At least gives us something to work on. Hopefully guided by logic pragmatism and fact and eschewing ideology here. But I suppose that's what we all think we do. Except the Murdoch press of course which definitely have an agenda.
  5. Ahh. The Murdoch press. Lauded praised salivated sycophanted encouraged that deranged person who called himself the president of the United States. What judgement they showed. Haven’t got a leg to stand on now – lost all credibility whether in the US and here in Australia. Wonder in what form their mea culpa will appear. It won’t of course.
  6. A huge swathe of Australia’s east coast is bracing for days of wild weather and cyclone-like conditions, with torrential downpours, towering swells and abnormally high tides. Coastal towns were swamped in Queensland and NSW at the weekend as extreme conditions coincided with king tides to produce some of the highest tides of the year. Byron Bay’s famous Main Beach had barely a grain of sand visible late Sunday as massive swells pummelled the coast and sparked warnings of severe erosion. In southeast Queensland, conditions have been likened to a category 1 cyclone as thundering waves – which averaged 5 metres but were as high as 10 metres – slammed shorelines from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast and look set to continue. The New Daily
  7. Not sure what the ABC has to do with this but Stan Grant trying to sound wise in a panel discussion is an instant reach for the remote. Not sure a modern steel structure is in the same league as a rock cave or an old tree in terms of recognizing things from the past past but does this naming sanctification mean we can never pull the old Parkes telescope down or perhaps update it with some modern technology? Quite - woke bull shit.
  8. Hi deadone, I'll concede you Photo Stations at those places are closed at those companies you mention - no doubt causing some unfortunate loss of employment but Photo Development as per your list just seems a bit anachronistic in these digital times. cheers
  9. Nice list deadone. But photo developing? Whole industry would be past its use by date by now, but I guess a few in the genre have put their hand up for some Jobseeker allowance - not sure how advanced they are in Nar Nar Goon but I suspect even down there they know about digital photography. But what are you trying to say with this list? Should be more businesses shut down or less? Are you advocating for the Swedish model where they kept them all open and they hit the jackpot of 575 deaths per million or where here in Oz we have managed just a meager 19 per million- a rate some thirty times less or about 14000 deaths fewer. I think the shops being shut is preferable. More people left alive after this over to go into them and buy stuff. For me I am happy to live another day with optimism that we will get through this difficult period because of our restrictions, and then I shall go out and shoot a few pics. See https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/total-co...ths-per-million
  10. What is the process that employs functional illiterates? Government cuts to funding
  11. A jury heard all the evidence and the cross examinations of the witness by a very eminent and prominent legal practitioner. After all that they concluded that Pell was guilty. The high court decided on a technical aspect of the law - not the validity of the evidence. They didn't sit in on the cross examination which the jury did. Simply means that those with an issue will now go straight for compensation rather than go through the courts for findings of guilt. So are the conclusions of 12 fair men not now relevant?
  12. Best volume I have seen for a long time too. And as the saying goes - volume precedes price movement. And looking of course for price movement in the right direction cheers
  13. Hi Dr Dazmo, That $150k per day cost to the airline I understand to be of two components - One is certainly the cost of the maintenance presumably in manhours and what ever is required to effect a maintenamce procedure, and the balance of the $150k per day to be in lost revenue due to the fact the craft is grounded. I also understand that to perform an inspection on the wingbox ie the part where the wing joins on to the fuselage is at least a three day exercise thus total cost of this procedure is of the order of $450k. This work involves almost stripping the internals of the craft and then removing the floor to just gain entrance into the wingbox. I can imagine the airlines just hanging out for some SHM in this part of the aircraft where with SMN's CVM devices all they would need do is read some gauges in a convenient location to ascertain the health of the structure within the wingbox. Huge savings involved. If there are some 70 CVM sensors attached to the aft pressure bulkhead just imagine how many of these might be in the wingbox cheers
  14. eb, Photo taken at Gapstead Wines just out of Myrtleford, Vic back towards Wangaratta. It is indeed a very good place to hide one's self with some local vino and perhaps watch the wildlife. cheers
  15. Surely this could have been Onophonia redgum
  16. I like the context of thought bubbles. The just might be the trigger for something to be done or stimulate another thought bubble that advances the idea a bit further. cheers
  17. And it is a great report Dr Daz. really sets the scene for some dramatic growth in the application of their CVM technology. cheers
  18. Could well be Dr_dazmo, A mere 25000 shares has moved the price 10 cents or 11.4%. It would appear that it is AEM laying this FOMO scent as unfortunately the SMN folk haven't been seen of late at all. Add in a scarcity of sellers and it looks like those who want in are going to have to pay up for the privilege. And thanks for all of you recent previous notes here.
  19. Nice news Dr_Dazmo, Might we presume that they are now into those higher levels of production of their sensor devices all sitting there ready for an avalanche of demand. Yes there just has to be some serious negotiations occurring with multiple potential partners for them to think they would need the extra capacity this new clean room allows them. Just have to suspect that some news is imminent. cheers
  20. Yes dr_daz a lot of activity late in the day. I see the status code of AC after several of those trades - I cannot find a definition for that code. Do you know what it means? cheers
  21. dr_dazmo, Pretty sure it is those non-disclosure agreements that keeps a lid on any news progress, and I guess these NDA's are due to the competitive nature of this industry. But keeping a share market fully informed is another thing – be nice if they might be able to negotiate some sort of release with the people on the other side of the table – something that at least gives an indication that there are things happening – just to keep the market informed. A lot of comment elsewhere that the share price is manipulated almost as a conspiracy but if there is simply no or little news there are plenty who will wait until a firmer picture is available before making a commitment even if they have to buy at a higher price. But as per your recent post re additional employees and the upgrading of facilities to allow greater levels of production of sensors this gives one the opportunity to assume a fair bit of detail and have some confidence in those assumptions. cheers
  22. Dr Dazmo Pretty clear to me that SMN are expecting a strong demand for their sensor device and this view I have no doubt will be based on the discussions they are having with the various airlines and with the likes of Boeing Airbus etc. Patience has been a must with SMN but every day that passes just has to mean that the time of significant news release is another day closer. Current share prices are quite attractive - er yes compared to what I have previously paid - need to do some more shopping. cheers and many thanks for you diligent research efforts into this Company.
  23. In today's ABC website - Grattan on Friday: Peter Dutton's bid for more crime-fighting power has bought him a fight. In the context of the following article nothing to do with the purchasing of something. Bought brought bring brang and brung - always reminded from early school days of these words that aren't.
  24. dr_dazmo, This is a very good and informative link you have posted - all the history of their device plus how the thing works as well. Yes who might the audience be for all this information? For those in another site be nice if your good work here dr_ dazmo is given some attribution. regards
  25. Just a little disappointed in this announcement. I had an expectation they would have had a working model on display at this trade fair or at least been able to demonstrate some operating aspects. But the device is certainly well presented and the attaching video quite informative. I suspect the main thing David Budge will take away from the trade fair is that a high degree of exposure to Aurora Labs has been achieved and there is no doubt he will be able to communicate the A3D message to those interested in MFP and LFP printing. But clearly still a way to go to get a live one on the floor. best
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