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Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2019, 20:19
Replies: 46
Views: 4,844
Posted By layman

Two friends with X5's - both complain about the...

Two friends with X5's - both complain about the tyres

Run flats - harsh ride & expensive to replace. Good handling comes at the expense of negative camber on the rears resulting in rather short...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2019, 20:44
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By layman

On the various quotes we've looked at, "the...

On the various quotes we've looked at, "the world" was one price, North America was another "world" again.

From memory, 30 days in the USA was around the same price as 12 months 'comprehensive'...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2019, 11:08
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By layman

Since 2013, we've used Medibank Private Not...

Since 2013, we've used Medibank Private

Not necessarily the cheapest but, to us, offers good value for money. We usually take out a 12 month policy

North America is still very expensive
...
28th Jan 2019, 05:08
Replies: 50
Views: 16,245
Posted By layman

I wonder if this was part of the survey?: ...

I wonder if this was part of the survey?:
"These facilities will cost more than the standard fares. How much extra are you prepared to pay for these facilities?"

Humans are funny beasts - there...
24th Jan 2019, 03:50
Replies: 39
Views: 14,480
Posted By layman

Is there any airline that doesn't "ignore" it's...

Is there any airline that doesn't "ignore" it's passengers?

Emirates: their site wouldn't let us check-in online. At checkin we were allocated seats on opposite sides of the A380. Bit of a whinge...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 11:16
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,055
Posted By layman

Eddie Dean I don't think so. I...

Eddie Dean



I don't think so.

I was working in Department of Finance at the time and was a very junior member of a team that developed contingency plans to be implemented IF the government...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2019, 20:56
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,055
Posted By layman

Eddie Dean i took comment about the...

Eddie Dean
i took comment about the Presidents possible reaction to Australia's lack of contribution to NATO as a toungue-in-cheek reference to the Presudents predilection for fact-free tweets
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2019, 00:58
Replies: 52
Views: 4,776
Posted By layman

Why Canada & not Australia? Probably not...

Why Canada & not Australia?

Probably not conspiracy or politics but simply down to different procedures in processing refugee applications.

Where possible, Australia runs health, security,...
18th Dec 2018, 10:10
Replies: 30
Views: 2,717
Posted By layman

This might not be anywhere near what you're after...

This might not be anywhere near what you're after but

I seem to recall that some of the video from the Roulettes was taken with 'temporarily' attached GoPros

I know it's military v civilian,...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2018, 06:19
Replies: 70
Views: 2,671
Posted By layman

Perhaps we should agree on which level of...

Perhaps we should agree on which level of autonomous vehicles we are discussing - there are 5 levels defined. Level 5 is probably only suited for motorway / urban use. Level 4 for most other...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2018, 23:09
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,055
Posted By layman

I remember an old expression that "truth will...

I remember an old expression that "truth will out" I.e. truth gets there in the end

Perhaps with Trump the expression is more likely to be "Cash Trumps Murder"
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2018, 12:26
Replies: 20,168
Views: 2,552,746
Posted By layman

Reports are that one of those stabbed has since...

Reports are that one of those stabbed has since died.

Another [insert rude word here] extremist trying to impose their views on society - a relatively rare occurrence (8 attacks, 6 deaths in the...
3rd Nov 2018, 21:58
Replies: 161
Views: 44,254
Posted By layman

"Erdogan has appointed himself head of Turkey's...

"Erdogan has appointed himself head of Turkey's sovereign wealth fund"

Shades of 1MDB?
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2018, 22:11
Replies: 20,168
Views: 2,552,746
Posted By layman

Rudd hung around & 'poisoned' the Labor...

Rudd hung around & 'poisoned' the Labor government

Abbot hung around & did the same wth the Libs to the stage where a Shorten led government is now pretty much just a matter of time. Thank you...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2018, 21:05
Replies: 64
Views: 4,879
Posted By layman

In Australia around 3% of people in cars were...

In Australia around 3% of people in cars were found not to wear seat belts. Around 30% of road fatalities are people who weren't wearing a seat belt.

Long distance coaches - if inspected, any...
7th Oct 2018, 21:56
Replies: 42
Views: 9,202
Posted By layman

1966? Rauno Aaltanon in a Mini Cooper S won it....

1966? Rauno Aaltanon in a Mini Cooper S won it. So many Mimis at the front they changed the rules ... and soon left us with Holden v Ford.

One of my favourite moments is the Mini that 'fell over'...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2018, 05:46
Replies: 3,058
Views: 231,170
Posted By layman

I expect the trolls to return. They are just...

I expect the trolls to return.

They are just waiting until they receive their briefing(s) from the Kremlin
3rd Oct 2018, 08:19
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By layman

Drone delays Westpac helicopter rescue

Had a quick search and didn't find this posted elsewhere

Drone delays air rescue of fisherman stranded on rocks in Gold Coast Seaway - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2018, 08:19
Replies: 43
Views: 4,786
Posted By layman

Drone delays Westpac helicopter rescue

Had a quick search and didn't find this posted elsewhere

Drone delays air rescue of fisherman stranded on rocks in Gold Coast Seaway - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2018, 07:08
Replies: 159
Views: 9,225
Posted By layman

Local Variation picking up on PN's comment...

Local Variation

picking up on PN's comment of you driving a fun-flat from Glasgow to Leicester (more than 300 miles)

This type of tyre is usually warranted for something 10 to 50 miles at 50...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Sep 2018, 22:44
Replies: 159
Views: 9,225
Posted By layman

Full sized spares are essential when driving in...

Full sized spares are essential when driving in regional areas (hundreds of km to next town). Remote areas even more so - some carry two spares!
'Run-flat' tyres cannot even get you (safely) to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Sep 2018, 05:36
Replies: 91
Views: 3,798
Posted By layman

Just an observation. We carry world-wide travel &...

Just an observation. We carry world-wide travel & health insurance for less than $600(AUD) a year.

60 days in the USA more than doubles the annual cost. Hate to think what annual coverage would...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2018, 06:01
Replies: 572
Views: 32,488
Posted By layman

India Four Two pleased I could be of service

India Four Two

pleased I could be of service
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2018, 14:26
Replies: 572
Views: 32,488
Posted By layman

Not an untypical experience we hear about...

Not an untypical experience we hear about Canberra - you have to live here to appreciate it (and find things)

You probably had your Chinese at "Happy's Restaurant". It's still there!

Been here...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2018, 12:27
Replies: 572
Views: 32,488
Posted By layman

Hokulea Canberra: best kept secret in...

Hokulea

Canberra: best kept secret in Australia but, thankfully, not too many people find that out :-) Can be a bit cool in winter
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