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Local council elections are today. It's a short walk to my old school up go vote, but I seriously don't give a rats'.
I really hope they do go ahead and reduce the number of councils. What a waste of taxpayer money.

Vote for a smaller party
Vote for a nutcase that wants to build a skyscraper out of chocolate.

For gods sake whatever you do, don't get in the mindset of thinking "voting never matters". Voting does matter. It seriously winds me up to see people acting so bored when it comes to voting.
People have laid down their lives so that you can put a x to a name and make a decision. If you don't want to make that decision or don't like any of the parties then write Elvis Lives over and over and invalidate your vote. It's still better than doing nothing.

When the councils are formed and decisions start being made, as soon as they make one decision that affects you negatively. You have no right to complain about that decision because you never voted or took part in the voting process.

A wise man once said "Decisions are made by those who turn up." it was true then and it is true now.

GO VOTE!
 

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One of our lead mobile developers at work thought this week that it would be hilarious and "a good joke" to go on other people's computers at work and mess around with their online accounts. Today I think he tried to mess with my account. Posted crap on Twitter and G+, liked "gay porn stars" from my profile on Facebook and tried to change my password there. Deleted everything and changed my passwords everywhere now. :| And my whole day is fucked up now.

Before anyone asks, when leaving on Friday, after seeing that happen over the previous week, I changed my password on my work computer (and I always turn it off when leaving).
 
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Vote for a smaller party
Vote for a nutcase that wants to build a skyscraper out of chocolate.

For gods sake whatever you do, don't get in the mindset of thinking "voting never matters". Voting does matter. It seriously winds me up to see people acting so bored when it comes to voting.
People have laid down their lives so that you can put a x to a name and make a decision. If you don't want to make that decision or don't like any of the parties then write Elvis Lives over and over and invalidate your vote. It's still better than doing nothing.

When the councils are formed and decisions start being made, as soon as they make one decision that affects you negatively. You have no right to complain about that decision because you never voted or took part in the voting process.

A wise man once said "Decisions are made by those who turn up." it was true then and it is true now.

GO VOTE!

I went. I don't believe that politics should have anything to do with building roads and parks and garbage removal, so I ignored the "parties" and voted for all the independents.

It's still a fact that we have far too many local councils. They need to join some together and cut costs.
 
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ashspet

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Anyhow,

I have a dillema regarding career choices. I've wanted to go into either industrial design or law for a while now but I've been having trouble deciding which path to go on. I have a strong interest in both but I can't see myself doing law when things go bad, however on the flip side I look at design and see it as a bit superficial in comparison to law. The sticking point is my OP/ATAR, my prediction is currently is at a 2 to 5 or an ATAR of 96-92 ish so I don't want to waste it considering you only need an OP/ATAR of roughly 12/75 to get into design courses whereas you need a 3 or ATAR of 98 to get into law.

Your career is going to change several times throughout your life, so if you go down the law route now, you could very well not be doing it in 10-15 years time.

You need to think what is the sort of job that you are going to enjoy doing, even if the people around you are bastards, and the pay isn't great to start? What is going to give you skills that are going to be transportable to similar roles when you are looking for a change? What sort of work like balance do you want for the first few years? And what is going to give you personal satisfaction? Also, what is the easier/harder one to do first? Nothing says you can only do one. You might start with the design course, get a job, get a couple years under your belt, and then go back and study law. In fact, there's probably a job out there tailor made for someone with both skills.
 

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Hello everybody, how are you all this evening/afternoon/morning?

I hate to come to you guys with a problem like this but I need a little advice. Don't worry, it's not friend or family related this time; thankfully high school will be ending very soon to my relief.

Anyhow,

I have a dillema regarding career choices. I've wanted to go into either industrial design or law for a while now but I've been having trouble deciding which path to go on. I have a strong interest in both but I can't see myself doing law when things go bad, however on the flip side I look at design and see it as a bit superficial in comparison to law. The sticking point is my OP/ATAR, my prediction is currently is at a 2 to 5 or an ATAR of 96-92 ish so I don't want to waste it considering you only need an OP/ATAR of roughly 12/75 to get into design courses whereas you need a 3 or ATAR of 98 to get into law.

The question is not "what do I want to study today" but rather, "where do I want to be in 5, 10, 20, or 40 years?" What do you value? How do these values mesh or conflict with either choice? Set up appointments with people in both professions and talk to them about what they do every day.

Then decide that you can probably make a shit ton more money as a lawyer pushing papers and go for that.
 

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I went. I don't believe that politics should have anything to do with building roads and parks and garbage removal, so I ignored the "parties" and voted for all the independents.

It's still a fact that we have far too many local councils. They need to join some together and cut costs.

Good, I agree with Jedd. Women especially were disenfranchised for much longer than men.

:cool:
 

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So... what's better? Pay 1 euro more on average per pizza of worse quality to have it delivered or drive 10 minutes each way to pick up a better one?
 

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So... what's better? Pay 1 euro more on average per pizza of worse quality to have it delivered or drive 10 minutes each way to pick up a better one?

Hmm...I'm torn. When I go to a place for a slice that has pre-made pizzas, I don't order a slice of my favorite toppings...I buy the one that it freshest. I would rather have a fresh-from-the-oven veggie than my favorite sausage, garlic and mushroom that's been sitting under a heat lamp for 20 mintues. Add in the "steamer" effect of the cardboard box in transit, and I would say that a 20-minute-old steamed pizza may not be worth saving a dollar, plus the drive.

edit: unless the local pizza is complete shit pizza, of course.
 
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The local pizza's not bad, but the one 10 minutes away is awesome.

Also, 10 minutes is not much time to get the "steamed cardboard" effect. Plus, it's freshly made when I pick it up. :dunno:

- - - Updated - - -

The drive there and back is also really nice. Windy back roads with little to no traffic.
 

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Sounds an awful lot like you're finding many ways of rationalizing the "distant" pizza, which means you know what you really want. :)
 

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I went. I don't believe that politics should have anything to do with building roads and parks and garbage removal, so I ignored the "parties" and voted for all the independents.
Who shall decide upon this things and how shall they be decided, then?
 

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One of our lead mobile developers at work thought this week that it would be hilarious and "a good joke" to go on other people's computers at work and mess around with their online accounts. Today I think he tried to mess with my account. Posted crap on Twitter and G+, liked "gay porn stars" from my profile on Facebook and tried to change my password there. Deleted everything and changed my passwords everywhere now. :| And my whole day is fucked up now.

Before anyone asks, when leaving on Friday, after seeing that happen over the previous week, I changed my password on my work computer (and I always turn it off when leaving).

Part of me thinks that would be a good thing for HR and the IT department to know, unless you two get along and are jokey like this all the time.
 

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still 3 minutes more than mine :p ;)
 
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