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    The Worlds biggest POO run- in a cool pink truck to boot

    We're heading to Newman with our poo tankers, commonly referred to as 'turd herders', 'poo patrol', 'you dump it, we pump it'," Ms Jones says dryly.


    Outback sewage truckers — an essential service, but not for the faint-hearted - ABC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDiver View Post
    We're heading to Newman with our poo tankers, commonly referred to as 'turd herders', 'poo patrol', 'you dump it, we pump it'," Ms Jones says dryly.


    Outback sewage truckers — an essential service, but not for the faint-hearted - ABC News

    'you dump it, we pump it',
    ILTAL


    Ms Jones says dryly.
    She wouldn't be saying that if she'd had a Pump Blowback, she'd be covered in it

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    Before diving you need to be aware if you can sink!

    Very glad this lady is ok. Anyone night diving is aware it is a whole extra world of isues to consider and things to see you cannot see in the day.

    I did laugh at the reason she was taken way from the rest of the divers. She could not sink

    Diver swept out to sea off Port Noarlunga thanks rescuers and praises torch that '''saved my life''' - ABC News

    Bravo Zulu for being a Diver Ms Samkova. Check the weights in a safe place before the next dive. PS Nurses rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDiver View Post
    Very glad this lady is ok. Anyone night diving is aware it is a whole extra world of isues to consider and things to see you cannot see in the day.

    I did laugh at the reason she was taken way from the rest of the divers. She could not sink

    Diver swept out to sea off Port Noarlunga thanks rescuers and praises torch that '''saved my life''' - ABC News

    Bravo Zulu for being a Diver Ms Samkova. Check the weights in a safe place before the next dive. PS Nurses rock
    Sounds like she needed a few more lead weights in her belt. Supported by her mates was she? I wonder how many went back to look for her when they eventually realised she was missing from the group? At least she was exhausted while still on the surface not on the seabed.
    A stone Reef lies at Right angles from the Jetty head so maybe she got caught up in tidal currents there. Port Noarlunga used to be a small Port as the name implies but I haven't a clue what moved in or out from there, possibly Grain in Ketches maybe?

    Here you go Mr Bee.

    The township was originally settled as a port for the produce from the proposed market town of Noarlunga a few kilometres upstream. The Onkaparinga River mouth proved unsuitable to coastal ketches, so produce was barged down river to the sandhills and then taken by horse drawn rail trucks to the jetty.

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    It's just one of those nice places in South Australia.

    buddy system breakdown.

    as a divemaster on the GBR , I encouraged the use of lanyards on a night dive.....buddies should be that close together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    It's just one of those nice places in South Australia.

    buddy system breakdown.

    as a divemaster on the GBR , I encouraged the use of lanyards on a night dive.....buddies should be that close together.


    Well back when I was kid it was, & families would go for holidays there at Xmas.

    Today it is quite suburban with a narrow "Main St" down to the jetty & houses built close together just like suburbia in fact. Can't recall whether "The Reef" is a man made breakwater or a Natural rock structure.

    EDIT. Seems a bit of both now actually. Is an Aquatic Reserve but has had Tyre Pyramids dropped around there in 20 metres of water..

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    The Australian Open Tennis qualifier rounds are being played in ...............Doha, Qatar!!!

    Doha to host Australian Open 2021 men’s qualifying | Australian Open
    2005 D3 TDV6 Present
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    "Use Signal," Psst Mr Musk can you tweet about my stocks? Pretty Please

    NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - A two-word app recommendation from Elon Musk has turned into a massive rally in the shares of a tiny medical device company in another case of mistaken identity.
    "Use Signal," the Tesla chief executive officer wrote on Twitter on Jan 7, apparently referring to the encrypted messaging service.

    Despite reports about the confusion on Friday, shares of the Texas-based company soared as much as 885 per cent on Monday (Jan 11) to US$70.85, before ending up 438 per cent at US$38.70. This from a closing price of 60 cents on Jan 6, a day before Mr Musk's tweet. Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDLOVER View Post
    The Australian Open Tennis qualifier rounds are being played in ...............Doha, Qatar!!!

    Doha to host Australian Open 2021 men’s qualifying | Australian Open

    Sounds like a bit of a Racket so balls to that.

    Net gain? Bugger all.

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    Trivial for us- Stefan might be sweating $220,000,000

    Trivial for us- Stefan might be sweating

    Stefan Thomas, a German-born programmer living in San Francisco, has two guesses left to figure out a password that is worth, as of this week, about $220 million.

    The password will let him unlock a small hard drive, known as an IronKey, which contains the private keys to a digital wallet that holds 7,002 Bitcoin. While the price of Bitcoin dropped sharply on Monday, it is still up more than 50 percent from just a month ago, when it passed its previous all-time high of around $20,000.
    The problem is that Mr. Thomas years ago lost the paper where he wrote down the password for his IronKey, which gives users 10 guesses before it seizes up and encrypts its contents forever. He has since tried eight of his most commonly used password formulations — to no avail.
    “I would just lay in bed and think about it,” Mr. Thomas said. “Then I would go to the computer with some new strategy, and it wouldn’t work, and I would be desperate again.”

    He is not alone

    "Of the existing 18.5 million Bitcoin, around 20 percent — currently worth around $140 billion — appear to be in lost or otherwise stranded wallets, according to the cryptocurrency data firm Chainalysis. Wallet Recovery Services, a business that helps find lost digital keys, said it had gotten 70 requests a day from people who wanted help recovering their riches, three times the number of a month ago."

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