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General Chat / Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species
« on: September 28, 2016, 06:49:16 am »
Elon Musk will be doing a talk at the International Astronautical Congress meeting about 7:30am our time. You can watch it here.

SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. The technical presentation will focus on potential architectures for sustaining humans on the Red Planet that industry, government and the scientific community can collaborate on in the years ahead.

General Chat / Mayor of Auckland
« on: August 18, 2016, 07:56:46 am »
Who should it be?

Adam John Holland
"I won't do a single thing as mayor just as I haven't done a single thing for the past seven years of my retirement."

Wayne Young
Honesty seems to be one of Young's traits - that year he admitted the mayoralty's then $250,000 salary was "appealing".

And I can't be bothered posting the rest.

General Chat / Remembered why i don't shop at playtech anymore.
« on: June 13, 2016, 01:33:29 pm »
PlaytechNZ Password Details
Send Date: 13 Jun 2016 1:32 PM

Hi Michael,

Your Login and Password Are:

Login: [email removed]
Password: thisismypassword

« on: May 30, 2016, 09:11:07 am »
Name & alias:
Space McMonkeyFace

Steam Public Profile Link:

My age is 120

Email address:

Location: - (Only Applications From NZ/AUS)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Have you had any experience with being an admin of this game?
What game?

Have you any experience with being an admin of other games?
I have had experience being Prime Minster of New Zealand, that was a game to me. 

Time played on game:
120 years

What qualities/skills you feel that you have and what can you do to help further improve GetSome:
I hate all people and things. I don't like other people having fun. If I had my way, no one would be allowed to play games ever.

What are your strengths:
My powerful biceps.

What are your weaknesses:
My biggest weaknesses is that I'm maybe too awesome.
What is it that in your mind would make a great admin and why:
Nothing, I would only make a terrible admin, hence why I'm not applying to be an admin, please don't give me the job. I do not want it.

I get the error message "Sorry - your browser is not supported, please upgrade. "

Using ie11

Technology & Hardware / Chorus website - Check your broadband
« on: February 29, 2016, 02:35:51 pm »
Chorus has updated it's website. No only it tells you what connection is available at a property, it also says what the property is currently connected to.

Will be useful if you are looking for a place to rent/buy


General Chat / Best Herald article ever.
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:00:11 am »
Three men stuck in a lift after curry feast

An Australian, Englishman and Taiwanese man who battled uncontrollable flatulence, 38 degree heat and 99 per cent humidity during the longest half hour of their lives.

There was no air conditioning in their metal prison and the men were soon left struggling against the humidity and the after effects of their curries.

'Hell would have been a few degrees cooler. It was more painful than I imagine childbirth would be, we were at our wit's end,' said Mr Rose.

General Chat / "Performance art" is not a thing.
« on: February 22, 2016, 09:28:33 am »
I like many types of art.

But not performance art.

Performance art is not art.

Standing in a lift in not art.

Getting punched in the face in not art.

Shia LaBeouf is definitely not an artist.

This post if part of my collection of artwork titled: posts by spacemonkey.

General Chat / Wounded soldier set to receive first penis transplant in US
« on: February 19, 2016, 04:55:10 pm »
This is awesome.

I'm glad to know that in the future, should the unthinkable ever happen, that there will be an option for me to regain my manhood.

Intellectual Discussion / Greenpeace don't understand how fusion works.
« on: December 09, 2015, 09:11:21 am »
I consider myself to be environmentally conscious. But honestly I think Greenpeace do the environment more harm then good by these ridiculous campaigns.

Quote from: Greenpeace
Greenpeace deplores the agreement by the Representatives of the Parties to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) (1) to construct one of the world's largest nuclear fusion experiments in Cadarache, Southern France. The project, estimated to cost 10bn euros, will not generate any electricity, instead it will need massive amounts of energy to heat up.


Fusion energy - if it would ever operate - would create a serious waste problem, would emit large amounts of radioactive material and could be used to produce materials for nuclear weapons. A whole new set of nuclear risks would thus be created.

So much stupid, they don't even understand basic science.

Intellectual Discussion / Is Donald Trump evil?
« on: November 05, 2015, 02:16:20 pm »
He scares me.

TV, Movies & Music / Where is the best place to buy Vinyl in NZ?
« on: November 04, 2015, 03:47:00 pm »
As the title asks?

Is it better to just buy from overseas aka Amazon?

What about for NZ music?

JB-HiFi website is a piece of crap?

Intellectual Discussion / Happy Birthday Wodger!
« on: November 04, 2015, 01:03:55 pm »
We would never forget you, Wodger!

TV, Movies & Music / Great Scott!
« on: October 20, 2015, 01:32:40 pm »
Tomorrow is the day Mary and Doc arrive in the future, 21th October 2015.

General Chat / Meanwhile in Hamilton.
« on: October 20, 2015, 10:03:36 am »
A man came within seconds of being crushed to death in a compactor truck after falling asleep in a cardboard recycling cage outside a central Hamilton bar.

It is understood the man, who works multiple jobs, decided to have a nap in the recycling cage, covering himself up with cardboard to keep warm.

The driver was about to compact the load when he heard banging coming from inside his truck.

He decided to have a nap in the recycling cage.

General Chat / Auckland One Tree Hill of Awesome
« on: October 19, 2015, 01:24:36 pm »
Yesterday, it was a hill with no tree. 

Now it will soon become a hill with one tree.

And we will no longer have to have that awkward discussion when relatives from overseas comes to visit, and ask, where is the tree?

Buy, Sell Or Trade / WTB: DDR2
« on: October 12, 2015, 09:50:05 am »
Anyone will to part with some DDR2 sticks of RAM for cheap?

Looking for 2GB sticks.

General Chat / Ad-Blockers
« on: October 06, 2015, 11:13:09 am »
So Geekzone now have this full-screen pop-up ad will pops up when you have an ad-blocker, asking you to disable it.

Needless to say, I didn't disable my ad-blocker. I just disabled geekzone, wont be going there anymore.


I do have ad-blocker disabled on getsome, cause you guys are cool.

Minecraft / I wish I was drepessed as Notch
« on: September 01, 2015, 01:49:10 pm »

Intellectual Discussion / What happend to personal responsbility?
« on: August 24, 2015, 08:50:13 am »

She applied for and got a credit card with a limit of $500 and within a year or so she excitedly told me the bank had sent her an unsolicited letter increasing her amount to $10,000.

I was horrified, but fathers know nothing to teenage daughters, and I sneaked into her room and watched the balance grow to $10,000 over a couple of years. My father passed away and I gave my children $10,000 each and she paid off the bank.

She spends 10,000 on a credit card and they blame the bank? Don't go blaming the bank. I think people need more personal responsibility. It's a persons own decision to get a credit card in the first place, and it's their decision to accepts the banks offer to increase the limit (in my experience if a bank sends me a letters asking if I want an increase and I don't respond, they will leave my limit as is). And most importantly, it's a persons own decision to spend that money.

Guy needs to teach his daughter about money.

And this is worse.

A friend of mine was much smarter. His daughter went to university, got the credit card with a $500 limit, and the bank then increased this to $10,000. She had no job.

She hit the limit of $10,000 and the bank demanded repayment. My friend was alerted to his daughter's plight and he told the bank to "bankrupt her, and she will be out of bankruptcy in a couple of years, and a good lesson to both of you".

How the hell is that "smarter"?

General Chat / Ashley Madison
« on: August 21, 2015, 11:03:12 am »

A quick search of the map by the New Zealand Herald suggest there are:

22861 users in Auckland (84 per cent of which are male)
11126 in Wellington (85 per cent of which are male)
11048 in Christchurch (87 per cent of which are male)
4634 in Dunedin (86 per cent of which are male)

What I wonder is, do you have to be in a monogamous relationship already to sign up? Surely plenty of single people would be signing up as well.

Intellectual Discussion / THe Flag thread.
« on: August 11, 2015, 12:42:23 pm »
Edited for flag poll

At first I wasn't keen on the idea of changing the flag.

But some of these designs are actually pretty cool. Now I want to see it changed.

I like 5, 6, 8.

Technology & Hardware / Electronic Receipts
« on: July 24, 2015, 09:32:13 am »
Why aren't these a thing yet?

We have jetpacks, flying cars, hoverboards, yet we still have to carry around paper receipts as proof of purchase in case we need to return something. However they get are easily lost, fade, and always impossible to find when you need them.

When every you buy something, the details of what you bought should be held with your bank (where you can download it whenever you want), as proof of purchase. (make it opt in, for those concerned about privacy)

Something like this would be awesome, I hope to see it in a few years.

Reading through this thread on geekzone

As far as I'm concerned, if someone takes a computer with a part that looks like a gun through customs, then he's an idiot and deserves to get his PC ruined.

But a lot of other posters are taking his side and blaming the custom officials.

Intellectual Discussion / The coffee thread
« on: June 26, 2015, 11:08:48 am »

I don't understand why so many people are complaining. Everyone complains about the traffic in Auckland (even people not from Auckland), yet they don't want to pay anything to fix the problem.

It would see an average 9.9 per cent rise in residential rates, costed at $214 for the average household.
However, last night it was reported that thousands of ratepayers faced increases of more than $1000, mainly because of large increases in the latest property valuations and a big hike in the last step to a new rating system, or both.

This morning, Mr Brown told Radio New Zealand there would be a "significant" number of people who would notice an increase in their rates as a consequence of revaluation. There would also be thousands who would receive "significant decreases" in their rates as a result of the revaluation, he said.

The average increase is $214, that's nothing. Us Aucklanders spend more then that on coffee each year. As a ratepayer, I'll happily pay that if it means we'll get improvements around transport.

Those people getting increases of $1000 or more, it's only because they have been paying really low rates all this time compared to everyone else, so this increase is only making them pay their fair share.

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