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      08-26-2010 11:54 PM #36
      Yes, I was wondering when it would be my time of the month...

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      08-29-2010 06:13 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      .............Oddly they say you can only wash once a month, but don't pose any limits on when during that month you can wash your car. I like this idea.
      Sweet! Shall we call it, a legal loophole? Wash away boys and girls.....

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      09-23-2010 06:31 AM #38

    4. 09-23-2010 08:16 AM #39
      Didn't think the ACT was large enough to get something like this?
      iPad Certified.

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      09-23-2010 08:20 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Indeed...I've had a gutful...this has nothing to do with road safety, it's just revenue raising!

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      09-23-2010 10:13 AM #41
      Tim, be sure to read the last para of the executive summary... That's how you say "licence to print money" in bureaucratic speak.

      Some other troubling things in that report (and i actually read the whole thing )

      *Section 6.5.3: The report endorses the view that because the ACT has legislation that allows multiple offences to be enforced from a single act (combined speed/red light cameras can sting you for both offences, should they occur), that should P2P and fixed site speed offences be committed (you do 110km/h past the entry camera (infringement) and 109km/h point to point (averaged infringement)), that they be treated as 2 offences, not a single speeding offence.

      *That the ACT represents an "ideal opportunity" to develop networked P2P cameras for the world. i.e an entire region can be covered with cameras and each could represent a start and end point with averaged speeds calculated between any camera in the network.. (Google SPECS3 network enforcement in the UK)

      *Another gem... "Whilst the additional procedures to process P2P offences are minor they will require operator training. The importance of this training should not be underestimated due to the potential for the P2P system to incorrectly match vehicles – this could be due to misreads or the duplication of licence plates between States."

      Finally, the whole thing is fukken horseshiit. It constantly mentions "studies have shown ......... " without actually referencing a single fuking one. Case in point. Section 5.1.3 on Mobile Speed Camera Vans has a sentence that simply states "A previous study into the effectiveness of the mobile speed cameras showed that speeds were reduced and crashes were also reduced." With no reference to the study..


      THIS COUNTRY IS FUKKEN STUFFED!!!!

    7. 09-23-2010 05:20 PM #42
      Thats it. I am moving to Berlin.

    8. 09-29-2010 12:15 AM #43
      http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news...k/1954604.aspx

      Hard to see what type of Golf it was...

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      09-29-2010 12:27 AM #44
      I saw that on the news last night, it's nasty.

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      10-08-2010 05:38 PM #45
      Looking at a Multivans. At wife's urging!

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      10-20-2010 10:50 PM #46
      Even more better...



      ...suck it up CarLovers!

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      10-21-2010 01:09 AM #47

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      11-01-2010 09:22 AM #48
      Corin Dam

      May 2007 / October 2010










      Last edited by Lima; 11-01-2010 at 06:18 PM.

    14. 11-01-2010 11:41 AM #49
      Thats fricking amazing! Thanks Liam. If only googong were that dramatically different.

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      11-02-2010 01:29 AM #50
      The decision-making behind Googong is spell-binding. Located in a known rain shadow, and then freely allow extensive domestic dam development in the catchment

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      12-02-2010 08:46 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by steve2gtis View Post
      Thats fricking amazing! Thanks Liam. If only googong were that dramatically different.
      It is now...

      http://twitter.com/Sullivan_ACTEW/st...04919480012800

      All local dams at 100%!

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      12-02-2010 09:47 PM #52
      What's lake george looking like? I've never seen water in it.

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      12-02-2010 10:21 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      What's lake george looking like? I've never seen water in it.
      You've seen this, but this was taken in late September...



      ...I'll try and go out on the weekend for another look. Might even go this afternoon if I get an early mark.

    19. 12-03-2010 05:45 AM #54
      I wasnt sure Googong was ever going to completely fill again. Thats amazing!

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      12-03-2010 06:43 AM #55
      Mid July 2010





      This afternoon


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      12-04-2010 04:38 AM #56
      Good for dare devil boogie boarders

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      12-04-2010 06:50 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by R32DBPGenV View Post
      Good for dare devil boogie boarders
      Nah, Googong Dam would be better.





      February 2006



      December 2010



      February 2006



      December 2010





      Last edited by Lima; 12-04-2010 at 06:53 AM.

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      12-04-2010 05:23 PM #58
      mmmmmm


    24. 12-04-2010 05:41 PM #59
      That is blardy awesome! Thanks for keeping a photo journal, Liam. Good reference.

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      12-04-2010 06:58 PM #60
      I'd forgotten what a nice twisty road it is that takes you to the boat ramp I photographed above. It's not long at all, it would make a great hill climb course.

      Might have to go back out when it's not so busy. There was heaps of rubber necking going on yesterday!

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      12-04-2010 08:05 PM #61


      Talk about a deadline, haha.

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      12-08-2010 06:38 PM #62
      Sounds like Queanbeyan is going to be affected by flooding today.

      Last week Sullivans Creek through O'Connor/Turner was almost lapping the road at the David Street bridge. Our place is not too far from there, a bit closer to Lyneham, but we probably have 5-7m grace, haha.

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      12-08-2010 06:53 PM #63
      I might take a drive out to see if Lake George is starting to fill. Seemed to have missed most of the rain thus far

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      12-08-2010 06:58 PM #64
      I had a look the other weekend. If you go out via Lake Road near Bungendore you can see a bit, and the level has increased slightly from late September.

      From the lookout on the highway it's again only a small increase that can be seen. I'd say you'd need an elevated position like Marked Tree Road (near old Collector turn off), but last week access was limited due to flooding, so not sure how you'd go, besides getting wet and muddy.



      This was the view from Marked Tree Rd in mid-September (water levels have dropped a bit since then)...






      ...and from the Fed Hwy lookout last Sunday...




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      12-08-2010 07:06 PM #65
      Yep water water levels are def up in Qbn...

      http://picasaweb.google.com/johnboy7...52821056959698

    31. 12-08-2010 07:18 PM #66
      Wow- Riverside Plaza has never been a more appropriate name.

    32. 12-08-2010 07:27 PM #67
      It's up quite a bit where the molongolo goes under the Tuggers parkway. Was rather impressive seeing a knob jockey nearly get cleaned up, stopped partially on the road of the Cotter road exit to take some piccies.

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      12-08-2010 07:59 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by malliemcg View Post
      It's up quite a bit where the molongolo goes under the Tuggers parkway. Was rather impressive seeing a knob jockey nearly get cleaned up, stopped partially on the road of the Cotter road exit to take some piccies.
      Who would take pictures like that?!


      (Canberra Ave, near Narrabundah)

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      12-08-2010 08:12 PM #69

    35. 12-08-2010 09:52 PM #70
      Lima - I'm sure you didnt stop right on the edge of an 100/80 zone exit, and actually get out of the car while the wheels were still in the road/lane. Pulling off out of traffic I can understand, but seriously, when it rains I think it causes the brains of some drivers to swell up and stop functioning.

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