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General Discussion / Re: Indian Variant
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 28 May, 2021, 02:01:05 AM »
Same here Pam,

Our dopey Federal Government, against all advice and common sense, is allowing dual passport holders as well as Australian citizens, to return here from India. And many of these folks travelled from here across to India in spite of warnings that they may not be able to return at their convenience. Some of their more outspoken people started screaming 'Racism' and our jelly kneed Government caved in.

What all the saner heads said would happen - 'that the Indian Covid strain would escape into the community' - did

And would you believe, this is all because one of these Indian returnees, in the process of being released from quarantine in South Australia, contracted the Indian Covid Variant from another newly-returnee from India. And this person, who flew back into Victoria, has since infected more than 30 people, that we know of, in a wide spread of suburban locations, which means the likelihood of many more infections are on the way.

As a consequence, the State of Victoria went into a 7 Day Hard Lockdown from 2300 hours last night.

This has seriously teed me off. There's a National Signal Corps Reunion in Townsville, Far North Queensland, from 16-19 June. It was postponed from this time last year because of Covid-19. All my airfares, etc. etc., are already paid for. However Due to the Indian Covid spread and lockdown here, Queensland has closed its border to Victorians. If it opens before the 16th, and we're allowed to travel there, the likelihood of having to quarantine for 14 days is more than possible. This all means my chances of attending this reunion are rapidly shrinking to zero. And I'll be about $1k out of pocket...

Not at all happy.
General Discussion / Re: Indian Variant
« Last post by PamMcD on 18 May, 2021, 02:56:49 PM »
Now a thousand cases and many of the older Indian residents refuse to have to vaccine. This is terrible that our recovery could be scuppered by these people. It makes my blood boil.  Many of the black people who refuse the vaccine think that the government  have put a chip into it and maybe that it will make them infertile!
General Discussion / Indian Variant
« Last post by PamMcD on 08 May, 2021, 02:25:19 PM »
There are now 500 cases of the variant in UK.  It is Indian workers returning, maybe students etc.  Singapore are having the same problem with returning Indians.  It could stop him coming for his annual holiday, Singapore is also on out green list of places we can go to. But I will never be able to set foot there again, which upsets me.  I dream of wandering down Orchard Road, visiting the Marina Bay area, and swimming daily in the condominium pool.  My arthritis is a damned nuisance and I can't think of any thing to make it bearable. Maybe if I insisted they might try and make things better, just to be able to meet my daughter in Manchester for a shopping trip would be super.  Anyone else have these kinds of problems and do you have any tips????
General Discussion / Re: Some text changes?
« Last post by PamMcD on 27 April, 2021, 03:01:56 PM »
I hate Scouse and Geordie and Yorkie etc so you have always called you Martin.  Tony was never know as Geordie, always Tony and Alby was not even a Geordie and I never knew his God given name, hailing from Sunderland.  Did you call Ernie Geordie? Maybe he was just Soapy to everyone but me.  Where is Steve from?  Someone answer me please?   :(

General Discussion / Re: Testing
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 23 April, 2021, 02:11:48 PM »
Hi Lee and Pam

Still slow to load - 2min 27sec on my Win Desktop. But can live with that. My MacBook (Safari) simply times out at the 10-12 minute mark.
Pretty quiet here, just heard that WA has gone into lockdown thanks to Indian travelers coming in with their particular Covid variant...

I can feel some more State Border closures coming on...

Just what we need with our 2020 Jun and July Army reunions being put off to June and July 2021, in Townsville, QLD and Tweed Heads, NSW respectively

 8) :)
General Discussion / Re: Testing
« Last post by PamMcD on 22 April, 2021, 01:11:15 PM »
I am still experiencing slowness of loading and went to make my bed while it loaded today.  Will it be my system or what?  Tomorrow when I boot up I will test my internet speed and then log on to the MB.
General Discussion / Re: Testing
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 16 April, 2021, 04:01:30 AM »
Thanks for the input Ken, and apologies for tardy response.

I have to say that after suspicious/unfriendly AV suites, my thoughts turned to Safari (Apple users have my undying sympathy ;D ;D ;D ;D)

At one stage of my testing, on my IBM compat, I tried the Windows compliant Safari (5.1.7) but it wouldn't let me access the site at all. Zero progress.  >:( >:( >:( >:(

For what it's worth:
i7 930 3.2Ghz (older than its owner)
6 TB SATA3 6GBs Archive storage
GTX460 GPU (same age as processor above)
Win 10 20H2
50Mbps NBN (currently downloading @60Mbps !!!)

General Discussion / Re: Testing
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 07 April, 2021, 11:29:52 PM »
Thanks for you patience, determination and hard work. Lee. Still slow to load/reload. But them's the breaks, eh.
I'm using my HP Win Desktop to access the Board, as neither my MacBook nor iPhone will load it (time out after 10 minutes). Got me perplexed because I thought it might have been my AV software. However, I'm running the Win version of the same AV program on here...Ha!
Another one of life's mysteries

General Discussion / Re: Testing
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 07 April, 2021, 08:13:30 AM »
Welcome back Ken. Enjoy! Thanks for your help
General Discussion / Re: Testing
« Last post by Outback Traveller on 07 April, 2021, 07:41:24 AM »
First Post on New Msg Board - Greetings All !!
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