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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #465 on: December 04, 2018, 04:56:50 pm »
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I've been considering getting Facebook but I'm thinking most likely not just because there's so much advertising on it these days and it feels weird to be treated a bit like a 'product' in  a way.. What do you reckon about Facebook/other social media?

I got it recently, caving to peer pressure  :-[ . The messenger part is really useful because you can text people without using credits or if you don't have their number. It scared me a lot when I first signed up because just by putting in my phone and email, straight away under suggested friends all my friends and tonnes of people who I all knew from my year level popped up. Most of them I'd never even texted, but I did use my school email. It scares me about how much the social media sites know about you. I'm very paranoid so I haven't posted any pictures of myself or used my real birthday, but I do have my real name.
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #466 on: December 05, 2018, 04:30:04 pm »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #467 on: December 07, 2018, 09:32:50 am »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #468 on: December 08, 2018, 09:05:25 am »
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I actually got emailed a legitimate e-gift card for once and I almost deleted it (assuming it was spam) without bothering to open it lol
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #469 on: December 08, 2018, 10:40:14 am »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #470 on: December 08, 2018, 10:45:19 am »
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The inside of a car wheel is actually so annoying to clean. You have to lie down on your back, push yourself under the car and clean the rim. The thing is, only half the rim is accessible while the car is parked. So then you have to pull yourself out, get in the car, turn the engine on and try to judge a half turn of the wheels. Then you do it all again until you get it right. *sigh* my back is so dirty :-(

Would it be easier to take the wheel off and clean it?
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« Reply #471 on: December 08, 2018, 10:47:07 am »
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Would it be easier to take the wheel off and clean it?
alas, this not be mine own car, but that of my father, who does not own jack nor driver. We could but it’s be very difficult to not break the car haha (I take off the rims to clean them but this is a 3-tonne van. We’d have to put it in a professional garage to clean it like that)
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« Reply #472 on: December 09, 2018, 09:08:20 am »
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« Reply #473 on: December 09, 2018, 04:21:44 pm »
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« Reply #474 on: December 09, 2018, 04:37:20 pm »
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I just found out today that I'm now a university graduate
Not a mundane life update at all. Congratulations!
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #475 on: December 10, 2018, 12:27:01 am »
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I've seen four echidnas in the wild in the last two weeks (Ferntree Gully, Healesville, and two at Port Nepean today).
Unlike most Australian animals, they really don't care who's about watching them (more than one came within a metre of me...)

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« Reply #476 on: December 10, 2018, 07:20:05 am »
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I've seen four echidnas in the wild in the last two weeks (Ferntree Gully, Healesville, and two at Port Nepean today).
Unlike most Australian animals, they really don't care who's about watching them (more than one came within a metre of me...)

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When I see them near roads etc they seem to be less timid but when I've seen them in natural locations they have scared much more easily.

I wonder how long it takes for them to become desensitised (if that's what's occuring) &  the implications this has on their future survival

Seeing 4 in two weeks is pretty good :)
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #477 on: December 10, 2018, 12:17:40 pm »
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I've seen four echidnas in the wild in the last two weeks (Ferntree Gully, Healesville, and two at Port Nepean today).
Unlike most Australian animals, they really don't care who's about watching them (more than one came within a metre of me...)

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That's pretty amazing!

I saw one the other day when out mountain biking. It darted across the trail ahead of me so quickly, I had not the time to react (sonic the echidna ?). It must have been sitting beside the trail and been rather startled by a noisy bike.
I had never seen an echidna in the wild before, although I doubt I really 'saw' it. I seem to not have the same luck that you have in finding them, but perhaps it is just because I don't look hard enough (they do blend in a fair bit I would imagine)
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #478 on: December 11, 2018, 01:03:01 am »
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I thought I'd seen (almost) everything... Until the moment I saw people lining up to climb in through the Emergency window (the only one unbarred in the carriage) of the "Disabled only" carriage of a train. Hmm... I'm definitely not in Australia atm :P
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #479 on: December 11, 2018, 01:43:17 am »
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When I see them near roads etc they seem to be less timid but when I've seen them in natural locations they have scared much more easily.

I wonder how long it takes for them to become desensitised (if that's what's occuring) &  the implications this has on their future survival

I'm sure they used to be more timid for me as well. I suspect part of it is that I've got to reacting more sensitively as I see more of them. They can still startle and curl up in a ball if you make a noise or a sudden move, but if you don't they may go around you but don't tend to stop what they're doing to pay attention to you.  And even if you do accidentally startle them I find they emerge from the ball if you stay quiet long enough (generally no need to move further away).  After all, they are reasonably well protected...

I saw one the other day when out mountain biking. It darted across the trail ahead of me so quickly, I had not the time to react (sonic the echidna ?). It must have been sitting beside the trail and been rather startled by a noisy bike.
I had never seen an echidna in the wild before, although I doubt I really 'saw' it. I seem to not have the same luck that you have in finding them, but perhaps it is just because I don't look hard enough (they do blend in a fair bit I would imagine)

I suggest not looking for them but listening for them (hiking alone probably helps me).  Sometimes I've seen them first, particularly in open, grassy areas, but mostly heard them first then seen them.  Because that's another part of them not really caring - they don't seem to try and stay quiet at all, because they're just intent on their ant-hunting mission.

For comparison, the one in Healesville (well, Yarra Ranges near Healesville) was a trail down from Mt St Leonard through a relatively open grassy area on either side. I saw a wallaby a long way out, and despite approaching as quietly as I could it wouldn't let me within 25 metres of it. When two minutes later I heard something in the grass to my left I was pretty sure it wasn't another wallaby, and was probably an echidna.  Which it turned out to be.

Just around Melbourne I've heard (and seen) them in at least the Dandenong Ranges, Cardinia Reservoir Park, Lysterfield Lake Park, Sugarloaf Reservoir Park, Yarra Ranges, Phillip Island. So they're certainly about.
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