AUSTRALIA

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by jono_, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. jono_
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    a hell of lot of posts are from Australians.
    any one else notice?

    maybe im paranoid?
    prove me wrong.
    lol
     


  2. Opium

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    It's because Australia is such an awesome place and Australians only like awesome places. Therefore, GBAtemp [​IMG]
     
  3. Foxstar

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    Meow! Australia rules.
     
  4. .TakaM

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    coz Australia is the land of pirates
     
  5. Dirtie

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    Pirates that lose at cricket sometimes [​IMG]

    (we would have preferred it if it was us England, but good job anyway [​IMG])
     
  6. shtonkalot

    shtonkalot Can't hold on much longer, But I'll never let go!

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    Opium, that post was awesome.
    I am,
    You are,
    We are.. Just f#%kin' Awesome!
     
  7. desh_thiere

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    Goddamn nationalism....

    I am also Australian but I sure as hell don't support most things we are doing in the world at the moment.

    Although I do acknowledge that our country is *somewhat* cool, all they need to do is give me some decent broadband. And no people, ADSL2+ is not decent enough dammit [​IMG]
     
  8. Mucuna

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    What is "australia"?







    Just kidding...;-)
     
  9. Opium

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    You're complaining? Dude I'm still on dialup here... [​IMG]
     
  10. Harsky

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    Australia is a lie created by the British.... like Belgium or Canada....







    Just kidding.... cos we all know there's no such thing as Canada...
     
  11. Westside

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    "Canada", where's that?
     
  12. springah

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    yeah, broadband here is bs.
     
  13. karamu

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    well im still a citizen of australia so yay for me. got a giant flag in my room, yay for me again. and i just played Australian football today, 3rd yay for me. but where do i live?

    JAPAN!!! no plans to go back and live in australia. but still love the country.
     
  14. Opium

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    Yup. While doing some work for the local newspaper I interviewed a Telstra Regional Director for a story on bad broadband coverage. She basically said that they won't increase ADSL coverage in regional areas unless the government intervenes and makes them do it. The thing is they rolled out the NextG network which is NOT a permanent broadband solution, it's for notebook users who are out and about that want internet by hooking up their mobile phone. The prices are ridiculous.

    NextG network = Telstra owns and controls it. No other competitors can use it.

    ADSL/cable etc = Telstra has to fork out the money for infustructure, but competing companies can use the infustructure.

    Which do you think Telstra is going to spend their money on?


    Short version: Yes broadband here is complete bs.
     
  15. roguefan99

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    LOL Opium, I've got a whopping 33.6k dial up tonight, but I bet it will be back to 28.8k tommorrow. Yep thanks to Telstra who instead of upgrading our lines decided to rollout cable internet, but not actually allow connections to houses that it passes.

    The best bit was I wrote to Helen Coonan explaining the "Telstra paradox" and she wrote back telling me I should apply with one of the three ADSL2+ ISPs in my area, of course which I all get rejected from (because of Telstra's crap lines).

    Telstra are all about Monopolies, and our Government are all full of idiots.

    The best one I like though is. Bigpond ADSL2+ is only avaliable in areas where competitors have ADSL2+ systems, however its avaliable to people behind RIMs (thats my tech blocker) but only for Bigpond accounts. Should give the ACCC a look at that, but then again they are pretty useless!

    Oh as for the Aussies, I've told a fair few people to come here over the years because its a forum full of good info.

    As for the cricket, England we'll get you back in the West Indies (that sounds kinda suss).
     
  16. Lukeage

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    On a note for ADSL2, I applied for it at my place here in Wollongong. I live less than a km from the exchange and I was rejected because of signal loss. I looked up a phone number from up the other end of my street (maybe 200m away) and the estimated speeds (through exetels page) was all of about 2mbit/s and they would be 500-600m from the exchange tops i guess (depends how the cabling is rolled out).

    Broadband in Australia is a joke.
     
  17. .TakaM

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    *TakaM pours out some liquor
     
  18. 2cb2ct7

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    I like your style desh_thiere... Whilst the country and people are cool, the government sure isn't representing it's people too well on the world stage at the moment... [​IMG]
     
  19. Farami9

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    something odd to say

    hey guys are any of you working / going to work in the mines / mining area?
    anyone doing engineering...
    all my mates in AUS are doing something mining at uni... I live in WA guess thats why...

    Boom on mining BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. MaHe

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    I live in Slovenia. Yet nobody cares. [​IMG]