• Advertisement

What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Somewhere to discuss things that don't fit into other categories.

Moderator: busrider

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:34 pm

Don't get me wrong - I love high-floor buses. But, haven't had much experience with them, so the Volgren CR224L becomes my favourite. Plus the two depots that I am served by have those or a CB80...

Given the choice, I would go on a nice O-Bahn O305 over a CR224L.

I actually can't stand most music from this century, 70s and 80s Rock is my forte.

I orefer the original Italian Job to the remake, but Sand Andreas to Earthquake. A nice old Merc car over one of the new ones, but a iPhone over a landline.

So really it depends on what it is. And, IMO 2000 was part of the 20th century. I would love to be about 10 year older than I am, just becuase I missed so much good stuff when.
First person on 822, 865 (2016 re-route).
Last person on 867, 868.
Adelaide Metro Photography. For all your Adelaide bus photo needs.
User avatar
Lt. Commander Data
 
Posts: 1988
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:09 am
Location: Stirling (West), South Australia
Has thanked: 1010 times
Been thanked: 206 times
Favourite Vehicle: Volgren CR224Ls (esp. 3269)

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Shoudy Chen » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:39 pm

Watching the Rio 2016 Paralympics on 7Two.
ABC lost the rights to telecast the Games.
User avatar
Shoudy Chen
 
Posts: 385
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:55 am
Location: Perth
Has thanked: 24 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby TP1106 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:30 am

Lt. Commander Data wrote:I actually can't stand most music from this century, 70s and 80s Rock is my forte.

So really it depends on what it is. And, IMO 2000 was part of the 20th century. I would love to be about 10 years older than I am, just becuase I missed so much good stuff when.


Me too! 70's and 80's rock music rules! Luckilly for me Horizons West is my School bus provider and does Rail Replacement in Perth so I have caught my favourite SA buses which are: 1st: M.A.N SL200 (especially 1907), 2n Mercedes-Benz 0305G, 3rd Mercedes-Benz 0305, 4th Volvo B58/B58H and finally Volvo B10M. But still, Mercedes-Benz 0405's rule!
0405's are awesome!!
User avatar
TP1106
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:34 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia - The capital city of the world's worst drivers!
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 4 times
Favourite Vehicle: TP1106, 1114 and 754.

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Swift » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:46 pm

Wow, you are a lucky sob! A delectable gourmet selection of ex Adelaide classics.
And yes, 0405s are proof you don't need to go British for a great sounding bus.
I am in the fortunate situation to have 0405s with ZF growling past my house Mon - Fri here on the the Central Coast of NSW, thanks to Busways receiving a load of extra units from their Sydney based depots.
Renk Doromat. Make that engine work! :)
User avatar
Swift
 
Posts: 8697
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Ettalong- the world capital of 0405s.
Has thanked: 449 times
Been thanked: 321 times
Favourite Vehicle: Porshe 911 Carerra

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:19 pm

Very lucky, even Swift is lucky compared to me. Mostly Scania L94UBs in my region, with some L94UB 14.5s and K-series crap as well.
First person on 822, 865 (2016 re-route).
Last person on 867, 868.
Adelaide Metro Photography. For all your Adelaide bus photo needs.
User avatar
Lt. Commander Data
 
Posts: 1988
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:09 am
Location: Stirling (West), South Australia
Has thanked: 1010 times
Been thanked: 206 times
Favourite Vehicle: Volgren CR224Ls (esp. 3269)

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:18 am

Seeing this photo. Does the person who designed this really think this is what one sees, when driving towards this b*****d when it's setting?
Attachments
Sunset.jpg
Sunset.jpg (95.34 KiB) Viewed 2042 times
TA3001
 
Posts: 1405
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 65 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby rogf24 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:03 am

Poll finds that 49% of Australians support a Muslim ban, which is surprisingly high. Party breakdown was very surprising for the Greens, 34% of Green supporters support a Muslim ban.
Last edited by rogf24 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
rogf24
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 4:20 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 96 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:35 pm

And yet a poll conducted in my class (the future generation) today, 100% supported Muslim Immigration/Ayslum Seekers. Most (if not all) terrorists (of the Muslim rreligion) are not refugees, but rather citizens of a country that have been radicalised.
First person on 822, 865 (2016 re-route).
Last person on 867, 868.
Adelaide Metro Photography. For all your Adelaide bus photo needs.
User avatar
Lt. Commander Data
 
Posts: 1988
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:09 am
Location: Stirling (West), South Australia
Has thanked: 1010 times
Been thanked: 206 times
Favourite Vehicle: Volgren CR224Ls (esp. 3269)

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Swift » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:50 pm

Lt. Commander Data wrote:And yet a poll conducted in my class (the future generation) today, 100% supported Muslim Immigration/Ayslum Seekers. Most (if not all) terrorists (of the Muslim rreligion) are not refugees, but rather citizens of a country that have been radicalised.

A very naive class. They need to watch some Paul Joseph Watson and Pat Condell on YouTube for a bit of reality.
Black Pigeon Speaks is another.
Renk Doromat. Make that engine work! :)
User avatar
Swift
 
Posts: 8697
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Ettalong- the world capital of 0405s.
Has thanked: 449 times
Been thanked: 321 times
Favourite Vehicle: Porshe 911 Carerra

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby rogf24 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:14 pm

A poll like that is what can be called a straw poll. They are 0% reliable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_poll

They need to watch some Paul Joseph Watson and Pat Condell on YouTube for a bit of reality.


I just watched it, honestly, they're idiots. That won't stop me from being part of the 34% but those Youtubers are a bit too far for me.

On that note, at least I'm not the only Greens voter with similar thoughts.

Sample from reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comm ... ns/d7vsqvz
https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comm ... ns/d7vsyk9
User avatar
rogf24
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 4:20 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 96 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Swift » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:20 pm

rogf24 wrote:
They need to watch some Paul Joseph Watson and Pat Condell on YouTube for a bit of reality.


I just watched it, honestly, they're idiots. That won't stop me from being part of the 34% but those Youtubers are a bit too far for me.

On that note, at least I'm not the only Greens voter with similar thoughts.

Sample from reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comm ... ns/d7vsqvz
https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comm ... ns/d7vsyk9

Did you watch more than 30 seconds? You lose all credibility labeling them simply as idiots because you can't handle what they say.
And that Tim Soutphomm- insane that insipid anti discrimination commissioner we've got.
Another one that comes here from another land and tells us what to do.
Renk Doromat. Make that engine work! :)
User avatar
Swift
 
Posts: 8697
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Ettalong- the world capital of 0405s.
Has thanked: 449 times
Been thanked: 321 times
Favourite Vehicle: Porshe 911 Carerra

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby rogf24 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:28 pm

Tim is an idiot too.

I don't agree with most of the Youtubers positions and I don't oppose them holding those views either, but their arguments seems like they come from another planet and border lines on conspiracy theory. I'm fine with Andrew Bolt and Fox News, but those Youtubers are just bizarre.

If you say that people loose credibly by simply calling others idiots, then that Paul Watson guy has done so himself by calling Gary Johnson an idiot. Apparently, one of he's crime was showing at least some level of respect for his opponent.
User avatar
rogf24
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 4:20 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 96 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby busrider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:57 pm

I just saw my old car (my first one as well) on a car sales group on Facebook. I kinda miss it, but I'm glad it's still getting around...
User avatar
busrider
Moderator
 
Posts: 2204
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:35 pm
Location: Not in the Gutta
Has thanked: 48 times
Been thanked: 203 times
Favourite Vehicle: Maybe not my car...

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:45 pm

The UN = The Un-united Nations!
Signature on holidays
User avatar
Newcastle Flyer
 
Posts: 4152
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:20 pm
Location: Somewhere between here, there & anywhere!
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 95 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Swift » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:09 am

busrider wrote:I just saw my old car (my first one as well) on a car sales group on Facebook. I kinda miss it, but I'm glad it's still getting around...

Which is why I keep them untile they drop. 1989 Ford Laser. Not very powerful, hard suspension, uses more fuel than a 1.6 litre has a right to, but reliable and I get satisfaction driving it.
Renk Doromat. Make that engine work! :)
User avatar
Swift
 
Posts: 8697
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Ettalong- the world capital of 0405s.
Has thanked: 449 times
Been thanked: 321 times
Favourite Vehicle: Porshe 911 Carerra

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby busrider » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:05 am

Mine was a 1977 Merc 240D... Lots of little things wrong with it, but it'll probably still run forever. Not exactly economical, and certainly not fast... My current car is an 02 Magna. Drives well enough, but doesn't quite have the same sense of occasion that the Merc did...
User avatar
busrider
Moderator
 
Posts: 2204
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:35 pm
Location: Not in the Gutta
Has thanked: 48 times
Been thanked: 203 times
Favourite Vehicle: Maybe not my car...

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Swift » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:57 am

My first was a 1978 Valiant. Chronic body rust and a transmission on it's way out persuaded me to sell it to a guy for parts in 2000 after nearly five years of inexpensive motoring (it ran on LPG in the days when it averaged about 30c a litre).
I once got 400km to a 70l tank in pure urban driving by applying extremely light throttle.
When I got another car (1987 Ford Laser manual- on gas), everybody was asking "where's the beast?".
Renk Doromat. Make that engine work! :)
User avatar
Swift
 
Posts: 8697
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Ettalong- the world capital of 0405s.
Has thanked: 449 times
Been thanked: 321 times
Favourite Vehicle: Porshe 911 Carerra

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby TA3001 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:55 pm

Still not knowing the magic trick to replicating the most unique revs I've ever heard on any SL202 using Audacity....
TA3001
 
Posts: 1405
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 65 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Shoudy Chen » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:22 pm

OC500LE Gas buses from Gosnells depot deploying Circle Routes during weekdays.
User avatar
Shoudy Chen
 
Posts: 385
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:55 am
Location: Perth
Has thanked: 24 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Off The Rails » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:56 am

Deciding to watch a 165 minute (2:45 hours) video of people playing Uno.

Yeah, you read that right.

Cheers! :wink:
Part of a 8 person trek to Mongolia, during July 2016.
Officially the last person to tag off the 381 - 20/5/16.
User avatar
Off The Rails
 
Posts: 987
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:47 pm
Location: No where near the Gutta
Has thanked: 207 times
Been thanked: 183 times
Favourite Vehicle: Anything with an engine brake

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Swift » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:40 pm

Off The Rails wrote:Deciding to watch a 165 minute (2:45 hours) video of people playing Uno.

Yeah, you read that right.

Cheers! :wink:

Hence your user name.
Renk Doromat. Make that engine work! :)
User avatar
Swift
 
Posts: 8697
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Ettalong- the world capital of 0405s.
Has thanked: 449 times
Been thanked: 321 times
Favourite Vehicle: Porshe 911 Carerra

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Off The Rails » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:40 pm

Trying to think of a comment to involve your username, but I'll take a swift step away from that.

Cheers! :wink:
Part of a 8 person trek to Mongolia, during July 2016.
Officially the last person to tag off the 381 - 20/5/16.
User avatar
Off The Rails
 
Posts: 987
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:47 pm
Location: No where near the Gutta
Has thanked: 207 times
Been thanked: 183 times
Favourite Vehicle: Anything with an engine brake

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Swift » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:10 am

Not a name, a description. :lol:
Renk Doromat. Make that engine work! :)
User avatar
Swift
 
Posts: 8697
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Ettalong- the world capital of 0405s.
Has thanked: 449 times
Been thanked: 321 times
Favourite Vehicle: Porshe 911 Carerra

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby Merc1107 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:45 pm

Most, if not all Pre-1990s music.

Older Windows OS' (I still use W2K quite regularly, OS X 10.6.8 is my daily-driver on the MBP).

Any service-bus that is O405NH (incl. CNG) or older, yes, even some of these wickedly tired Renaults that still blunder around - better than nothing, in my opinion.

A quiet walk through wetland bush, or the multi-km walk (march) I do everyday.

The "Merc-Mobile," which isn't a Mercedes, but still German and 23 years old.
Certainly slower than most any new "rice burner," but still comfortable and very economical, although you really do need to give it a workout to get moving. Definitely not as slow as a Mercedes 190D/240D/300D "Glacier Replacement Vehicle," although I've certainly considered trading up my German from time to time.
This signature has been censored by the Grammatical Errors Moderation Bureau. Please direct any complaints to their filing cabinet, a nearby paper-shredder or perhaps the bin.

Thank-You.
Merc1107
 
Posts: 250
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:38 pm
Location: Perth
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 53 times
Favourite Vehicle: 'All' High-Floor Units

Re: What doesn't give you the S&#T's, or make you Happy?

Postby busrider » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:35 pm

I used to own a 240D... Nice to drive, but you'd never get anywhere in a hurry.
User avatar
busrider
Moderator
 
Posts: 2204
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:35 pm
Location: Not in the Gutta
Has thanked: 48 times
Been thanked: 203 times
Favourite Vehicle: Maybe not my car...

PreviousNext


  • Advertisement

Return to The Lunch Room

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests