Interesting stuff

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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 6 Jun 2022 at 4:35pm

Tom was right. This was 17 years ago and the media made out like he was off his head. He wasn’t.

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groundswell Monday, 6 Jun 2022 at 4:56pm

What am i missing Blowin was Matt on Ritalin or is Brooke Shields dead? i don't get why everyone in the comments now realize Tom was right.
Anti psychotics work for me, maybe make me a bit fat and cant surf big waves any more but they work for my mental health and schizophrenia.

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san Guine Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 10:58am
groundswell wrote:

What am i missing Blowin was Matt on Ritalin or is Brooke Shields dead? i don't get why everyone in the comments now realize Tom was right.
Anti psychotics work for me, maybe make me a bit fat and cant surf big waves any more but they work for my mental health and schizophrenia.

Good for you GS hope you continue to stay well.

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Sheepdog Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 1:40pm
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DudeSweetDudeSweet Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 1:56pm
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Very interesting indeed - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/07/why-the-collapse-...

Sounds unreal. La Niña rules.

Bring it on!

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sypkan Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 2:32pm

yay! ...50 basis points rise...

about time some in power showed some balls!!

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 3:47pm

Yay Sypkan, high-five! We're still at a ludicrously low 0.85% cash rate, but every step closer to 'revert to mean' corrects more of the imbalances.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 4:12pm

Now a $100K in the bank for a year might get you $850 interest…..Wow!

Too bad inflation makes your $100K only really worth about $92K after a year.

I should say $92850! So worth it!

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kaiser Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 4:22pm

Final sentence of the RBA statement is ominous:

‘The Board is committed to doing what is necessary to ensure that inflation in Australia returns to target over time.’

They gonna keep hiking till inflation is 3%. This ain’t no quick fix. In fact, there’s every chance this 50 points hike will ADD to inflation.

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velocityjohnno Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 5:16pm

Yep DSDS trashing the value of the currency.

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Alana_a Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 6:40pm

Is anyone going to address the censorship article about SN that was written on beachgrits page?

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Alana_a Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 6:41pm

Stu?

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stunet Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 6:58pm

Nah.

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Alana_a Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 7:09pm

I’ll take there was a fair bit of abuse given to warrant the censorship then.
Just out of interest, what is the going price to sellout and install a camera on your coastal Mc mansion?

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stunet Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 7:13pm

No idea.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 7 Jun 2022 at 7:16pm

Chas Smith is a cheeky fellow isn’t he

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san Guine Wednesday, 8 Jun 2022 at 10:50am

Surfing related clue from Fridays DA cryptic:

Clear flaw in bells or pipeline? (4-3)

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Hiccups Wednesday, 8 Jun 2022 at 12:39pm
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freeride76 Wednesday, 8 Jun 2022 at 12:43pm

Yep, no surprises there.

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stunet Wednesday, 8 Jun 2022 at 7:05pm

Viz

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Craig Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 7:07am

For those who've noticed that pre-post sunrise/set glow, its' from the Tongan volcanic eruption back in mid-January. Check my post here for more details..

And here's another great example this morning.

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velocityjohnno Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 7:34am

Is it doing anything to temperatures Craig? Looks great btw, had noticed.

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san Guine Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 9:04am

Maybe we could get the WSL and MS-13 to do a river clean-up at La Libertad.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/08/its-a-war-on-the-people-...

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Craig Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 9:33am

VJ, a quote from here: https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/observing-water-vapour

"Increases in water vapour in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) lead to radiative cooling at these levels and induce warming at the surface."

So cooling in the central atmosphere but warming at the surface as the water vapour acts like a pseudo blanket.

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Craig Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 9:48am

Wow, heavy SG.

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udo Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 1:28pm

Dave the Rave - Did you ever own a Pipedream Quad in the 80s ?
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velocityjohnno Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 2:26pm

thanks for the link above Craig, had a read. Must admit I'm confused a bit - understand that the water vapour would tend to force heating at lower levels, but also reminded of Pinatubo in 1990, it's incredible sunsets, and an overall lowering of world temps by a smidgeon.

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Craig Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 at 4:03pm

That was because Pinatubo released way more ash into the atmosphere due to it being above ground, while the Tongan eruption was mostly under the ocean, bringing more water vapour rather than ash.

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velocityjohnno Friday, 10 Jun 2022 at 1:16pm

Like a massive belly flop into the atmosphere :) Gotcha

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velocityjohnno Friday, 10 Jun 2022 at 7:12pm
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velocityjohnno Friday, 10 Jun 2022 at 7:31pm

"Nobody is mentioning the Tonga volcano. Originally reported to have sent volcanic ash about 20km into the atmosphere, NASA has now said the plume reached 58km and the shockwaves went into outer space. That puts it larger than Mt Pinatubo in 1991 that is thought to have cooled the entire globe 0.5 degrees for two years. If latest reports indicating three times as much matter was sent high into the stratosphere as the 1991 volcano, than its on a par with Krakatoa in 1883. That's well into a level 6 on the volcanic explosive index which runs to a scale of 8. Surely if the cold continues over vast areas for months, questions will be asked."

Someone's comment in here:

https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/conveyor-belt-of-polar-col...

coldest start to June in decades in Melbourne,
coldest start to winter since 1989 in Sydney
Snow to 200m in Tassie, flurries to sea level! (winter wonderland)

Craig, I wonder if in post above, the person didn't understand that the 3x Pinatubo was mostly water? Or was it 3x particulate matter + water?

Anyway, cold times!

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freeride76 Friday, 10 Jun 2022 at 7:32pm

Did a little inflation shop tonight.

It was relatively easy to buy shitt in season and on special.

Buying watermelons in winter will never end well for the wallet.

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Robwilliams Friday, 10 Jun 2022 at 8:04pm

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batfink Friday, 10 Jun 2022 at 9:01pm
DudeSweetDudeSweet wrote:

Now a $100K in the bank for a year might get you $850 interest…..Wow!

Too bad inflation makes your $100K only really worth about $92K after a year.

I should say $92850! So worth it!

True DSDS, but if you had $100K in the sharemarket it would now be worth about $80K, less inflation.

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batfink Friday, 10 Jun 2022 at 9:07pm

Craig, yes, been noticing, I have some great sunrise and sunset shots of late, but this time of year is the best for colours.

Genuine question, my Sydney local has had small pumice on the sand for months, long ago enough to be due to the Tongan quake, but the central coast beachie doesn’t have it. Anyone have an explanation to that? Any other local observations up and down the coast?

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suchas Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 8:32am
batfink wrote:

Craig, yes, been noticing, I have some great sunrise and sunset shots of late, but this time of year is the best for colours.

Genuine question, my Sydney local has had small pumice on the sand for months, long ago enough to be due to the Tongan quake, but the central coast beachie doesn’t have it. Anyone have an explanation to that? Any other local observations up and down the coast?

This might help- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-11/pumice-tonga-volcano-townsville-n...

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GreenJam Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 2:48pm

epic sunsets in my area recently. The last few evenings have been crystal clear skies but intense shades of orange/red. But the best was earlier in the week just before that real cold blast reached this region, the last of the cloud being cleared away I guess. One evening in particular completely bedazzled me - after staring at it for a while, the feeling changed from looking slightly upwards into the sunset, to looking down onto a mountainous martian landscape, like an aerial view of mars. It was amazing how it drew me in. It deadset looked like desolate red mountain peaks and valleys.

and batfink I also noticed large areas of pumice on northern sunny coast beach the other week, including chunks of a size (not far off an aussie rules footy) I dont usually encounter. And I wondered right then if this pumice was from the Tonga eruption. But not so according to that article in the link above. I'm not convinced of that

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batfink Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 8:15pm

Cheers Greenjam, but I didn’t read that article suggesting the pumice wasn’t from the Tonga explosion. We’ve had a lot of east winds since the explosion, and it’s a mainly determine where pumice ends up (it floats, like hope!) :-)

Unlike other years when pumice has turned up at Maroubra, all of it is small, broken up pieces. There was a large undersea volcanic eruption a few years ago and it was of variable sizes. I got one that is in my bathroom still.

That one led to a scientist finding an otherwise unknown undersea volcano erupting between NZ and Oz.

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batfink Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 8:17pm

So the big question is why Maroubra is covered in it but the Cennie Coast beaches I frequent don’t have the same.

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Fliplid Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 9:43am

Following on from the video blowin put up on the housing thread

Next video 3/9 at 11.00min onwards……..gas led recovery anyone?

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soggydog Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 10:01am
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Following on from the video blowin put up on the housing thread

Next video 3/9 at 11.00min onwards……..gas led recovery anyone?

https://youtu.be/caRKxQpvot4

I read this dude’s book, Diary of an Economic Hitman, years ago. Great insight into world politics. Pity every country doesn’t take heed. Nev Powers should be locked up. Gas lead recovery pffft

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udo Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 5:32pm

This is not interesting its absolutely fkn Disgusting
Animals FFS -https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/nine-men-arrested-after-brutal...

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udo Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 12:35pm

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simba Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 1:13pm

firewire did this 10 years ago

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udo Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 1:36pm

I think Vernor started doing it around 15 + yrs ago ?

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groundswell Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 2:29pm

Udo is that the same process that coil surfboards are designed?
They were hot shit about eight years ago and had rave reviews all over swaylocks and other sites but haven't seen anything since.

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udo Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 6:40pm

I think Coil are more Lib-Tech Stringerless with a Vac bagged Epoxy open weave Dimple Finish ?