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    Thread: Science versus religion
Post: Quote: You describe science as it should be, but n...

Quote: You describe science as it should be, but not as it is. Answer: No, I describe what I and my associates learnt, taught and practised. Yes, I've seen ego interfere with the pursuit of truth and...
jfish1936 Philosophy and Religion Discussions 9 38,001 02-13-2011, 05:24 PM
    Thread: hi there!
Post: [quote="AD"]hi![/quote] Hi yourself. Tell us ab...

AD Wrote: -- hi! -- Hi yourself. Tell us about you
jfish1936 New members 7 16,655 03-04-2009, 12:59 PM
    Thread: Another forum
Post: Maybe this one's not quite dead. But we need so...

Maybe this one's not quite dead. But we need some people to answer a topic or two.
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 2 7,526 01-25-2009, 06:57 AM
    Thread: Buy goods from China
Post: How's about we buy goods from Australia, and try t...

How's about we buy goods from Australia, and try to keep afloat what's left of our economy?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 2 5,726 01-25-2009, 06:55 AM
    Thread: Video Editing - what do I need?
Post: Years ago, our family was 100% Apple. I wrote and...

Years ago, our family was 100% Apple. I wrote and maintained several programs which we all used. Then an add-on became available; before buying it, I enquired how it communicated with the program (m...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 8 22,994 01-25-2009, 06:47 AM
    Thread: Skin Cancer in Australia
Post: Zinc is involved in the healing process, and may r...

Zinc is involved in the healing process, and may reduce solar damage. After years of sailing in Australia, it seems to have worked for me. "Why zinc is good for you Zinc is very important for pr...
jfish1936 Brisbane Guide 3 17,206 01-11-2009, 03:47 PM
    Thread: Police Duties and personal feelings
Post: Suppose the Moslem police officer had to investiga...

Suppose the Moslem police officer had to investigate a break-in at a pork butcher's? in partnership with a Jewish officer? Could they set aside their concerns of religious defilement?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 10,125 12-14-2008, 05:16 PM
    Thread: All viewers, no posters.
Post: I like controversy on a forum. But let it be the s...

I like controversy on a forum. But let it be the sort where I listen to your argument, think about it, and write a mature reply, expecting the same courtesy from you. Not the type where people have un...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 7 13,706 12-14-2008, 05:12 PM
    Thread: "I didn't know one punch could kill!"
Post: Ben's question is: If no-one challenges the status...

Ben's question is: If no-one challenges the status quo then how many people will continue on as is out of fear of being different? Very apt at this season, Ben. After a long Sunday of religious re...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 8,123 12-14-2008, 05:07 PM
    Thread: Video Editing - what do I need?
Post: Thanks, Evad, will try the trial software. Unfort...

Thanks, Evad, will try the trial software. Unfortunately, though the computer has Firewire, the Sony Handycam doesn't. which surprised me!
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 8 22,994 08-01-2008, 10:58 AM
    Thread: Outlook problem
Post: My Outlook Express problem in Win XP was with Shef...

My Outlook Express problem in Win XP was with Sheffield Forum, occasionally with other sites; after browsing the site to read two or three posts, OE locked up, and I had to restart the computer. Chan...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 3 14,001 08-01-2008, 10:53 AM
    Thread: Vote for Springborg
Post: Any members thinking of joining the LNP now it exi...

Any members thinking of joining the LNP now it exists?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 7,119 07-29-2008, 10:33 AM
    Thread: Dr. Jayant Patel
Post: When I moved from NSW to QLD, I had to write to th...

When I moved from NSW to QLD, I had to write to the Medical Registration Board. I had to supply references, which my referees told me had been requested. I had to produce a certificate of good standin...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 5 11,633 07-28-2008, 03:14 PM
    Thread: All viewers, no posters.
Post: Actually, Dario, I was thinking of other forums wh...

Actually, Dario, I was thinking of other forums which have several pages of posts a day, on topics like these. A bit futile, since the religious fundamentalists on any side *cannot* accept anything bu...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 7 13,706 07-28-2008, 03:08 PM
    Thread: Brisbane Doctor Who Fan Club
Post: A nice website! I'd like to make the meeting adver...

A nice website! I'd like to make the meeting advertised there for February 2008, but I don't think I can get to Brisbane in time.
jfish1936 Movies,Music & Multimedia 5 17,723 07-16-2008, 03:32 PM
    Thread: All viewers, no posters.
Post: Guess we'll just have to keep pushing it along lik...

Guess we'll just have to keep pushing it along like an old car till it finally gets going again. But there seem to be a good few viewers - do we need a controversy to get them all going? Only please...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 7 13,706 07-16-2008, 03:27 PM
    Thread: Dr. Jayant Patel
Post: That should help him argue for a stay to his extra...

That should help him argue for a stay to his extradition; if we spin it out long enough, all the witnesses will be ded of old age, and maybe he will too! Or will the horse learn to sing? (http://e...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 5 11,633 07-16-2008, 03:22 PM
    Thread: Reality shows
Post: I never watched it; still, its withdrawal means I ...

I never watched it; still, its withdrawal means I don't have to find thr RC and switch the set off anymore
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 20 47,306 07-16-2008, 03:17 PM
    Thread: All viewers, no posters.
Post: All viewers, no posters.

Looking at the statistics against each topic, there seem to be lots of views, but only zero, one, or two posts on the topic. OK, there's a little "flame war" in the Computer section that's produced 4...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 7 13,706 07-14-2008, 11:16 AM
    Thread: Great fun in Brisbane!
Post: Thanks for the URL Riverlife. I'll look next tim...

Thanks for the URL Riverlife. I'll look next time in Brissy.
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 9,672 07-14-2008, 11:07 AM
    Thread: Keyboard Failure - but still working.
Post: For the dozens of readers who are waiting to hear ...

For the dozens of readers who are waiting to hear more An old keyboard was found in a shed. The dust and mouse wee were cleaned off it, and it was attached to this computer. 1/. It worked perfe...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 2 10,569 06-30-2008, 06:04 PM
    Thread: Keyboard Failure - but still working.
Post: Keyboard Failure - but still working.

Scenario: a Celeron 2G, 512M Ram, dual-booting Win 98 and Ubuntu 7 via GRUB. It always has started with aGRUB screen, to choose Win or Ubuntu. Now, the keyboard does not respond to allow this cho...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 2 10,569 06-13-2008, 06:20 AM
    Thread: Hybrid Cars -- cheaper to build here?
Post: Hybrid Cars -- cheaper to build here?

Will we be able to buy hybrid cars cheaper if we build them in Australia? Or will Government subsidise local builders, directly or indirectly, to make them so?
jfish1936 Brisbane Auto 3 14,117 06-12-2008, 11:01 AM
    Thread: Help me....
Post: Strictly, the EMBASSY is in Canberra, and is in th...

Strictly, the EMBASSY is in Canberra, and is in the list given by Leon. Consulates are many, but I didn't see one for Brisbane
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 6 14,496 06-10-2008, 08:59 AM
    Thread: YOU BRISBANE FUKKERS CANT FUKKING DRIVE
Post: Try Sydney -- it's much worse!

Try Sydney -- it's much worse!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 15 39,654 06-10-2008, 08:55 AM
    Thread: America and Travel Security
Post: America and Travel Security

I hear the USA is getting very security conscious, and delays at its airports becoming more common. I remember "screening" at Hawaii on our way to Canada, when we had to disembark for refuelling. ...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 5,638 06-10-2008, 08:53 AM
    Thread: Queensland favourite son Rudd is a secret Liberal!
Post: Another forum asked whether KRudd would clean up J...

Another forum asked whether KRudd would clean up JHoward's mess. I reckoned he'd be too busy creating his own mess!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 7 15,457 06-09-2008, 03:28 PM
    Thread: Video Editing - what do I need?
Post: Scottie, I upgraded the computer! Intel Core 2 Qu...

Scottie, I upgraded the computer! Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 4 Gb RAM Vista 64 500 G HDD plus 500 external Windows rating 5.0 Made a huge difference! Might go get the Sony software now
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 8 22,994 06-07-2008, 12:05 PM
    Thread: Whats your favorite brisbane hostel?
Post: Th e Palace is so central!

Th e Palace is so central!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 7,969 06-07-2008, 11:59 AM
    Thread: New Vista box can't see old network
Post: New Vista box can't see old network

I set up a Belkin wireless router connecting an XP box and a Win98 box, both wired, and a laptop wireless, to my ADSL router. All worked well, and files flew amongst the various folders; all 3 boxes ...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 1 9,239 04-27-2008, 04:38 PM
    Thread: Competition for aussies!
Post: Yep, it gets lonely on here when you get the feeli...

Yep, it gets lonely on here when you get the feeling everyone else left two years ago, and forgot to switch off the lights! Let's keep up doing what we can, and maybe it will get better.
jfish1936 Movies,Music & Multimedia 5 17,459 04-22-2008, 05:31 PM
    Thread: Video Editing - what do I need?
Post: Video Editing - what do I need?

1/. I own a Sony DVD camera with USB connection and "Picture Package" software; 2g Celeron with 160 GB HDD and 512 RAM, Win XP. 2/. I use Windows Movie Maker to make .wmv files. 3/. It's slow, and ...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 8 22,994 04-22-2008, 11:40 AM
    Thread: Wheel of doom!
Post: And it will help to fill Southbank's car parks at ...

And it will help to fill Southbank's car parks at the newly raised prices!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 9,573 04-22-2008, 11:29 AM
    Thread: Government initiated referenda should be abolished
Post: Government initiated referenda should be abolished

The people of Australia do not trust their governments. They believe that, if a government proposes a referendum, there will be a "sting in the tail", a consequence that will be unforseen by and unwe...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 5,637 04-22-2008, 08:37 AM
    Thread: Police Duties and personal feelings
Post: Police Duties and personal feelings

In a news item from London, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5408470.stm a police constable has been excused from guarding the Israeli embassy because he is a Muslim. Does this mean that police can...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 10,125 04-19-2008, 09:50 AM
    Thread: How to attract women in Australia
Post: Well, with all this tuition available, you guys ca...

Well, with all this tuition available, you guys can start attracting them; then I'll be able to put down the length of 2 x 4 I've been beating them off with!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 5 12,461 04-16-2008, 08:28 AM
    Thread: Dog-Chips for London Police
Post: Dog-Chips for London Police

The Metropolitan Police are considering "dog-chips" so that stations can track their officers at all times. A suggestion was that it would be better to dog-chip the criminals!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 4,645 04-14-2008, 04:35 PM
    Thread: Mysterious failure of a Win 98 system
Post: Mysterious failure of a Win 98 system

System in question is 1 year old, Celeron with 256 RAM, running Win XP, with a dial-up internal modem. It was turned on and used to play a game, then off again. Next time on, an hour later, it gave ...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 2 12,008 04-12-2008, 11:44 AM
    Thread: Brisbane Airport problems
Post: Brisbane Airport problems

I was alarmed to hear on tonight's news that the Government plans to reduce congestion on the approaches to Brisbane Airport. Knowing how successful such Government efforts usually are, and planning ...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 4,962 04-09-2008, 12:51 PM
    Thread: Vote for Springborg
Post: Vote for Springborg

I would vote for Springborg, if he promised to legislate to remove the permission to lie to Parliament legislated by the late Beattie Government.
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 7,119 04-09-2008, 09:34 AM
    Thread: free cholesterol tests
Post: Yes, I should have had this done a few years ago! ...

Yes, I should have had this done a few years ago! My heart attack came "out of the blue" because I thought it could never happen to me. So go get it done!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 8,779 04-06-2008, 05:05 PM
    Thread: Queensland's Department of Health vs remote area nurses
Post: Queensland's Department of Health vs remote area n...

I worked under this department once. It has the problem of being the property of ministers either on their way up to higher things, or those on their way down. Also, we have renounced the "Westminst...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 4,365 03-29-2008, 06:02 AM
    Thread: Brand new Nokia N95 8gb,Applke Iphones 8gb and all mobile
Post: Why buy from UK?

Why buy from UK?
jfish1936 Movies,Music & Multimedia 2 11,696 03-28-2008, 11:48 AM
    Thread: "I didn't know one punch could kill!"
Post: "I didn't know one punch could kill!"

This defence has been used in trials where someone has been killed in a fight; neither killer nor jurors have realised that one punch can kill. Should we therefore have a public education campaign?...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 8,123 03-25-2008, 03:17 PM
    Thread: Chocolate Bilby
Post: Chocolate Bilby

Did anyone get a chocolate bilby for Easter? Do you prefer the flavour to rabbit?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 4,532 03-25-2008, 09:48 AM
    Thread: Mateship
Post: Mateship

An old Australian tradition But what does it mean to you?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 13,560 03-23-2008, 04:01 PM
    Thread: Science versus religion
Post: Science versus religion

Many religions have sacred books. It is an offence against the religion's principles to doubt the word of the sacred book. The authority of the book is absolute. To the scientist, no authority can ...
jfish1936 Philosophy and Religion Discussions 9 38,001 03-23-2008, 03:59 PM
    Thread: Rotary Engines
Post: Rotary Engines

Are any new cars with rotary engines on the market in Queensland?
jfish1936 Brisbane Auto 2 11,717 03-23-2008, 03:05 PM
    Thread: AMPT Productions present....LAYO & BUSHWACKA
Post: For us who couldn't make it: Was...

For us who couldn't make it: Was it a good show?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 7,897 03-23-2008, 03:04 PM
    Thread: fs: Sidekick 3...$140, Sony Ericsson P1....$200
Post: Are all these models and prices still current?

Are all these models and prices still current?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 2 6,163 03-23-2008, 03:01 PM
    Thread: Brand new Nokia N95 8gb,Applke Iphones 8gb and all mobile
Post: I still don't think we should be allowing UK adver...

I still don't think we should be allowing UK advertisers to spam us!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 2 5,246 03-23-2008, 02:57 PM
    Thread: Best and worst movie you recently watched....?
Post: Had a look at "300" today. Some of it OK. But th...

Had a look at "300" today. Some of it OK. But the director was obsessed with monsters! Making the Ephors, monstrous, Ephialtes grotesque; and as for the monsters conjured up for the Persians -- rid...
jfish1936 Movies,Music & Multimedia 4 15,087 03-23-2008, 02:56 PM
    Thread: Attempt to cut down dwarf with chainsaw fails!
Post: Attempt to cut down dwarf with chainsaw fails!

Check out: http://s128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/bertywerty/?action=view¤t=Magic1320.flv for dramatic pictures of this atrocity!
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 5,777 03-23-2008, 04:46 AM
    Thread: WHAT ABOUT THEM ANY BODY CARE
Post: Sounds like the UK reaction to its Gurkha soldiers...

Sounds like the UK reaction to its Gurkha soldiers! BTW, I always consider giving bare URLs somewhat "bad Manners". Try leading off your post with a sentence on what your concern is, e.g. "Should A...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 6,737 03-23-2008, 03:27 AM
    Thread: Fear of flying
Post: Fear of flying

Do any of us fear flying? To sit in an aluminium tube driven by four overgrown Primus stoves, to a height more than 5 miles above the ground, into air too thin to breathe, even for a Sherpa? Are we ...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 3 11,931 03-22-2008, 05:42 PM
    Thread: Easter -- what does it mean to you?
Post: Easter -- what does it mean to you?

How do you think of Easter? An excuse to load up the car and head away? Lots of chocolate? Time for church? or what?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 4,542 03-22-2008, 01:34 PM
    Thread: Council politics
Post: Council politics

Looks like these elections give us Campbell Newman for Mayor, with a supportive council. Can they do what Brisbane needs?
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 1 4,422 03-16-2008, 03:48 AM
    Thread: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM...
Post: We just came back from Woolworth's car park; best ...

We just came back from Woolworth's car park; best one in town for doctor's appointment and picking up prescription from pharmacy. But yesterday, we took our woven bags, and went to Aldi -- much che...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 2 5,945 03-14-2008, 11:09 AM
    Thread: Dr. Jayant Patel
Post: Dr. Jayant Patel

There's a very "criminal-looking" picture of Dr JP on the front page of the Courier-Mail today. Surely this will add weight to his claim that in Australia he will not receive a fair trial, as it obvi...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 5 11,633 03-13-2008, 08:13 AM
    Thread: What to men think romance is?
Post: How does this go for romance? Grandson 23 yrs o...

How does this go for romance? Grandson 23 yrs old, brings his girlfriend on a "mystery trip" for the weekend. Friday, Flies Sydney to Brisbane, hires car & drives to our house at Noosa Saturday,...
jfish1936 Brisbane Romance 8 25,488 03-11-2008, 09:04 AM
    Thread: Danish Cartoons
Post: At times in their development, groups of people ge...

At times in their development, groups of people get fiercely protective of their "hero figures". To name an animal after the Emperor of Rome might mean execution for lese-majeste. To poke fun at Jesus...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 2 6,208 03-11-2008, 08:55 AM
    Thread: Skin Cancer in Australia
Post: It's not ozone holes; just the power of a sun high...

It's not ozone holes; just the power of a sun high in the sky. At a guess: are you fron Northern Europe? or USA? We recommend : SLIP on a shirt, preferably long-sleeved SLOP on ...
jfish1936 Brisbane Guide 3 17,206 03-11-2008, 08:46 AM
    Thread: LATEST HEADLINES
Post: Keep up the good work, Ben. We're all laughing he...

Keep up the good work, Ben. We're all laughing here,
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 8,342 03-11-2008, 08:40 AM
    Thread: Attract Women with the Right Body Language
Post: There were no lights in the cavern's 600 metres of...

There were no lights in the cavern's 600 metres of passageway shown to visitors. Each two visitors had a candle, and the guide had a huge carbide lantern (acetylene) and a dustbin-lid style reflector....
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 7 14,318 03-11-2008, 08:37 AM
    Thread: Cricket scoring
Post: Ahh, forget it! I'll post it somewhere else.

Ahh, forget it! I'll post it somewhere else.
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 2 12,569 03-10-2008, 05:59 AM
    Thread: I Need Help....
Post: As we might have guessed, it ain't there no more

As we might have guessed, it ain't there no more
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 10 33,680 03-10-2008, 05:55 AM
    Thread: Now you can label your CDs at home.
Post: In these 3 years, how many of us have taken up Lig...

In these 3 years, how many of us have taken up LightScribe? I haven't, still rely on inkjet printable CDs and my Canon Pixma. Don't know anyone else with one. Maybe it's "bunch technology", i.e. ...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 3 16,643 03-10-2008, 05:51 AM
    Thread: How to prevent being rip off by fake diploma vendor?
Post: Presumably, people buy fake diplomas to pass thems...

Presumably, people buy fake diplomas to pass themselves off as something they aren't. So when you're going to rip someone off, you need protection against getting ripped off?
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 2 12,054 03-10-2008, 05:46 AM
    Thread: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DELETE A TOPIC FROM THE MAIN FORUM??
Post: Presumably you'd have to be the topic starter; oth...

Presumably you'd have to be the topic starter; otherwise any of us could wipe out the whole forum. I don't know details here, but on other forums you complain to the Mods, who delete it if they thin...
jfish1936 Brisbane high tech talk 12 34,175 03-10-2008, 05:44 AM
    Thread: What to men think romance is?
Post: Why would I want a girlfriend anyway? To have fun...

Why would I want a girlfriend anyway? To have fun with! Lots and lots and lots of fun. Fun every morning and every night and all weekend! Now.......... you lot guess whether I wrote fun and ...
jfish1936 Brisbane Romance 8 25,488 03-10-2008, 05:30 AM
    Thread: Best and worst movie you recently watched....?
Post: Used to think "the Long Ships" was worst of all ti...

Used to think "the Long Ships" was worst of all time; but then, I'd read the book, which is fantastic. I bought it as a cheap CD and sat with gritted teeth to watch again. Forget the book ever exist...
jfish1936 Movies,Music & Multimedia 4 15,087 03-10-2008, 05:24 AM
    Thread: AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS AND NIETHER WILL YOU !
Post: Grandson & young lady came for the weekend. They w...

Grandson & young lady came for the weekend. They went to SEa World to swim with the dolphins. Then to Noosa's Trio's Restaurant, and finally a gondola ride on the Noosa River. Then he knelt and propos...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 4 9,461 03-09-2008, 01:27 PM
    Thread: Make Big Global M-O-N-EY!
Post: Any forum members actually MADE any yet?

Any forum members actually MADE any yet?
jfish1936 Products and Services in Brisbane 2 12,601 03-08-2008, 12:58 AM
    Thread: Cheap Hosting, Domain incl and/or osCommerce install
Post: Thanks, Kesey. I'm forwarding this to a business ...

Thanks, Kesey. I'm forwarding this to a business that want to go online. John
jfish1936 Products and Services in Brisbane 3 12,375 03-07-2008, 07:39 AM
    Thread: Attract Women with the Right Body Language
Post: Actually, I think I learnt body language down a ca...

Actually, I think I learnt body language down a cave! I was a tourist guide at a cavern in the UK; an insecure 17 yr old earning a few pence at weekends. I had to control parties of visitors, includi...
jfish1936 Brisbane General Chat 7 14,318 03-07-2008, 07:37 AM
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