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AusGAF (2016) : Page 152
Ruthless_Barbarian
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(04-21-2017, 02:06 AM)
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Accepted an offer on my house. Will be homeless in a month.
Quasar
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(04-21-2017, 04:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stackboy

I just want console apps for Amazon Video and im onboard.

Its on my PS4 and Nvidia Shield.
Rhaknar
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(04-21-2017, 04:25 AM)
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Wrong thread lol
Rizzi
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(04-21-2017, 05:11 AM)
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Apparently the release date for Puyo Puyo Tetris has changed to the 12th of May here.
viciouskillersquirrel
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(04-21-2017, 05:46 AM)

Originally Posted by r1chard

But then there's GST, tax on the salary, super, insurance I think, ...

Technically, you don't need to pay yourself super when you're self employed, the idea being that you're building a business with equity and that this equity will serve as your retirement fund. But yeah, if you're working full time, pay yourself super.

Professional indemnity insurance is a must, as is setting aside income tax. Unless you're turning over ridiculous money or have a wide variety of clients, I wouldn't bother with an accountant. The ATO has guides for setting yourself up.
r1chard
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(04-21-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Thanks for the contracting advice, folks! I talked to an accountant and he was a little mystified as to why I was talking to him. It was kinda surreal actually. Like seriously, there was this "why are you bothering me" attitude.

Since it's only a 3 month contract, I don't think I'll need to BAS (I won't pull in more than $75k) and the other stuff seems easy enough to deal with (tho I still need to learn more about insurance and I'm going to have to buy a laptop).

Originally Posted by Ruthless_Barbarian

Accepted an offer on my house. Will be homeless in a month.

Nice work! I hear (from various news outlets) that homelessness is quite the lifestyle. (seriously: congrats)
reptilescorpio
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(04-21-2017, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ruthless_Barbarian

Accepted an offer on my house. Will be homeless in a month.

Debt free! Yay!
Ruthless_Barbarian
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(04-21-2017, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by r1chard


Nice work! I hear (from various news outlets) that homelessness is quite the lifestyle. (seriously: congrats)

Originally Posted by reptilescorpio

Debt free! Yay!

Seriously. Hated the 4 years I was tied down with mortgage. Now I have the freedom to do things on my own pace and also have a backup of funds for the future.

It was nice having my own place but the costs of owning a house really add up over time, and having to set aside a good chunk of your pay for repayments, council fees and other costs just binds you down.
ShortRaver
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(04-21-2017, 04:29 PM)
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I keep forgetting about this thread! I've now got it subscribed since finally making use of the tool!

Anyway... I'm just going to sob about Hawthorn FC being at the bottom of the ladder for a while.
Franziska
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(04-22-2017, 04:26 AM)
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Hi AusGAF,

Are there any retailers stocking physical Persona 5 for the PS3?

My local EBGames/JB Hi-Fi/Big W only have the PS4 release.

Google yields mightyape but at at $96+ shipping....
reptilescorpio
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(04-22-2017, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Franziska

Hi AusGAF,

Are there any retailers stocking physical Persona 5 for the PS3?

My local EBGames/JB Hi-Fi/Big W only have the PS4 release.

Google yields mightyape but at at $96+ shipping....

Nothing local sorry, best to import from Base or OzGameShop
OfTheOverflow
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(04-22-2017, 07:50 AM)
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Attended the March for Science in Sydney today which was great, and incidentally ended at Sydney's 'Humamz House Party' where I could listen to the new Gorillaz album in full! Then Pence's motorcade went past and ruined a great day haha
ShortRaver
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(04-22-2017, 10:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by reptilescorpio

Nothing local sorry, best to import from Base or OzGameShop

I thought OzGameShop was a local outfit?
ClivePwned
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(04-22-2017, 10:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShortRaver

I thought OzGameShop was a local outfit?

nope its 365 games based in the UK. OGS is the same, just charging you in Australian dollars (so no currency conversion fees) but its still coming from the UK
radaxian
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(04-22-2017, 01:06 PM)

Originally Posted by Franziska

Hi AusGAF,

Are there any retailers stocking physical Persona 5 for the PS3?

My local EBGames/JB Hi-Fi/Big W only have the PS4 release.

Google yields mightyape but at at $96+ shipping....

I know you said physical, but the digital version of P5 on PS3 is $70 (and cheaper than PS4 at $100)
roosters93
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(04-22-2017, 01:36 PM)

Originally Posted by Shaneus

FYI, ABC iView has the entire first season of The Games available to stream. I'd never seen it before, but I loved the first episode!


Ooh nice! I've been wanting to watch it for the first time too when I saw some footage after he passed
Quasar
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(04-22-2017, 01:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by roosters93

Ooh nice! I've been wanting to watch it for the first time too when I saw some footage after he passed

It really was great watching it at the time.
roosters93
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(04-24-2017, 10:57 AM)
I was wanting to watch the games but I'm currently living in Korea so I was about to try and find a vpn that would give me an aussie ip but stumbled upon something even better.

Found a little program called iviewripper (and one for sbs on demand called sbsripper) that displays the whole iview database and lets you download anything... so convenient
reptilescorpio
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(04-24-2017, 11:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by roosters93

I was wanting to watch the games but I'm currently living in Korea so I was about to try and find a vpn that would give me an aussie ip but stumbled upon something even better.

Found a little program called iviewripper (and one for sbs on demand called sbsripper) that displays the whole iview database and lets you download anything... so convenient

Oooooooooooooo that's nice.

Also protip for Youtube, if people find videos are geoblocked replace 'tube' with 'pak'.
mikezilla2
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(04-25-2017, 05:39 AM)
Public holiday .....

whats everyone Up to ?
reptilescorpio
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(04-25-2017, 05:56 AM)
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ANZAC stuff mainly
viciouskillersquirrel
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(04-25-2017, 06:39 AM)

Originally Posted by mikezilla2

Public holiday .....

whats everyone Up to ?

Painting the kitchen countertop black. Sanding down the bench top right now. It's hard work.
Franziska
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(04-25-2017, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by mikezilla2

Public holiday .....

whats everyone Up to ?

Alternating between procrastination and finishing off assignments.
Rizzi
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(04-25-2017, 06:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by mikezilla2

Public holiday .....

whats everyone Up to ?

Watching Venture Bros.
Jintor
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(04-25-2017, 07:10 AM)
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drawing instead of studying for my oral assessment task in two days
Cerity
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(04-25-2017, 08:18 AM)
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spent most of the morning boardgaming before some of the boys had to head to work. Knocked out a few rounds of Power Grid (great game btw) and a few smaller rounds of Machi Koro. We opened the box for Eldritch Horror and quickly realised we wouldn't have enough time.
Quasar
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(04-25-2017, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by mikezilla2

Public holiday .....

whats everyone Up to ?

Putting off assignments and instead watching some anime and going for a long walk.

Now a storm has rolled in and it's pissing down.
viciouskillersquirrel
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(04-25-2017, 02:56 PM)
Taking a rest while I'm waiting for the second coat to dry. I'm going to be up late tonight, I think.

Have any of you seen that FaceApp thread? The algorithm is absolutely bonkers, yo. It has to be a deep learning type of thing. The age filters should be simple to do conceptually- just feed the program a bunch of photos of the same people at different stages of life and get it to recognise the differences that occur as people get older. The gender swap one I'm a little less sure about how they achieved it. Maybe they fed it a bunch of photos of sets of siblings as stand-ins for different gendered versions of people?



Seriously. I look at old VKS and I see my dad. It's freaking me out.
ShortRaver
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(04-25-2017, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by mikezilla2

Public holiday .....

whats everyone Up to ?

The missus and I have been watching lots of Parks and Recreation again, so we decided to get ourselves some burgers and waffles. Put ourselves into a food coma, so we just chilled and watch some flicks!
endlessflood
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(04-25-2017, 05:02 PM)

Originally Posted by mikezilla2

Public holiday .....

whats everyone Up to ?

Went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2. I don't know how Marvel keep doing it, but this one was great as well. Easily as good as the first.
Ruthless_Barbarian
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(04-25-2017, 07:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by endlessflood

Went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2. I don't know how Marvel keep doing it, but this one was great as well. Easily as good as the first.

Watched it yesterday. Music and jokes kept me entertained (even though half the jokes were predictable), but I didn't care for the plot at all. Thought they stretched it way too long and I was bored by the final half an hour. Also, didn't enjoy the overload of special effects.

Overall, it was worse that the first one. I've seen the first one multiple times cause it had a certain charm to it, this one was forgettable.
Machina
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(04-25-2017, 07:49 PM)


Take hope, AusGAF. We may have plenty wrong with our country, but it seems we still haven't lost our most basic humility and sanity.
viciouskillersquirrel
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(04-25-2017, 09:46 PM)

Originally Posted by Machina



Take hope, AusGAF. We may have plenty wrong with our country, but it seems we still haven't lost our most basic humility and sanity.

I don't know if smug superiority toward Americans is the best measure of our humility. Otherwise though, yeah.
Gazunta
(04-26-2017, 02:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poimandres

Looks like arcades really are making a come back. This new place opening in Brisbane next month sounds pretty good: http://bmag.com.au/things-to-do-in-b...o-open-in-may/

"There are no coins and no time limits just complete access with a one-day ($15), weekly ($29), monthly ($79) or quarterly ($129) pass.... Some of the games that have been confirmed for the launch include The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tekken, Blazing Star, Virtua Cop 2, Rave Racer, Club GTi, and a variety of Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and NeoGeo titles."

FUUUUCK Morningside is juuuust too far away from where I work and where I live. Hell, I haven't even been to that new arcade place in the valley everyone was going on about a few months back.

But Rave Racer. RAVE MOTHERFUCKING RACER. I was a God damn savante at Rave Racer. Absolutely killed me there was never a real home port.
bobnowhere
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(04-26-2017, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Machina



Take hope, AusGAF. We may have plenty wrong with our country, but it seems we still haven't lost our most basic humility and sanity.

I had the misfortune of dealing with a couple of people in the the "green band" over the last year or so. They are the very definition of "fuck you, got mine and now I want some of yours as well"
reptilescorpio
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(04-26-2017, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Machina



Take hope, AusGAF. We may have plenty wrong with our country, but it seems we still haven't lost our most basic humility and sanity.

I'd be in the 'no impact' category. Merica gonna merica.
Poimandres
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(04-26-2017, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gazunta

FUUUUCK Morningside is juuuust too far away from where I work and where I live. Hell, I haven't even been to that new arcade place in the valley everyone was going on about a few months back.

But Rave Racer. RAVE MOTHERFUCKING RACER. I was a God damn savante at Rave Racer. Absolutely killed me there was never a real home port.

We should get a bit of a crew together to hit it up one day. Rave Racer is also a major draw card for me!

Where about's do you live?
Quasar
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(04-26-2017, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by viciouskillersquirrel

I don't know if smug superiority toward Americans is the best measure of our humility. Otherwise though, yeah.

I'm surprised there any people more positive about the US under trump.
hirokazu
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(04-26-2017, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quasar

I'm surprised there any people more positive about the US under trump.

There are people who vote for One Nation.
Quasar
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(04-26-2017, 04:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by hirokazu

There are people who vote for One Nation.

That doesn't mean they'd be happier with a over emotional crazy man with planet ending nuclear powers.

It is kind of interesting that Phillipines and Vietnam seem to really like him.
hirokazu
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(04-26-2017, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quasar

That doesn't mean they'd be happier with a over emotional crazy man with planet ending nuclear powers.

Pretty sure their political views don't go past "Muslims are terrorists and they're stealing our jobs and welfare and secretly indicting us into Islam with Halal food."
Quasar
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(04-26-2017, 05:19 AM)
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http://www.news.com.au/finance/busin...7586ccd7594165

Finally Gerry got a chance to flap his gums post Amazon announcement. Couple of point I might even agree with.
Jintor
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(04-26-2017, 05:30 AM)
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Got a raise, cut my hours, still deeply uncertain about this firm

Deeply uncertain
Gazunta
(04-26-2017, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poimandres

We should get a bit of a crew together to hit it up one day. Rave Racer is also a major draw card for me!

Where about's do you live?

I work in Bowen Hills, live in (whispers quietly)...logan
Quasar
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(04-26-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gazunta

I work in Bowen Hills, live in (whispers quietly)...logan

Heh. Luke Smith is your mayor. Busy guy.
jambo
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(04-26-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

Got a raise, cut my hours, still deeply uncertain about this firm

Deeply uncertain

Did you get a job at a firm, or a job in the book The Firm?!

Hopefully all goes well.
endlessflood
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(04-26-2017, 06:45 AM)

Originally Posted by jambo

Did you get a job at a firm, or a job in the book The Firm?!

Hopefully all goes well.

Keep a record of any client overbilling, just to be safe.
Poimandres
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(04-26-2017, 07:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gazunta

I work in Bowen Hills, live in (whispers quietly)...logan

Working at Bowen Hills, you should really stop by Netherworld in the Valley one day (and drink plenty of beer).

Morningside is a bit of a hassle (less than Logan hehe) but we should make a day of it one time. I'm sure there's a few Brissy Gaffers hanging around.
dx202z
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(04-26-2017, 08:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poimandres

Working at Bowen Hills, you should really stop by Netherworld in the Valley one day (and drink plenty of beer).

Morningside is a bit of a hassle (less than Logan hehe) but we should make a day of it one time. I'm sure there's a few Brissy Gaffers hanging around.

Yep, I'm one of them. Netherworld is great, I end up there about once a week.
Poimandres
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(04-26-2017, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Becminion

Yep, I'm one of them. Netherworld is great, I end up there about once a week.

There's usually plenty of people there. Really glad to see they are successful!

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