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Re: Watch your ceiling, AussieAstro!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 11:55:37 pm »
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Thanks mate, I was wondering what that damn noise was...

Funny thing is, despite what you see on National Geographic, we are in a pretty safe part of the world.  I like the docos they make about something that could kill someone (in theory) but no one can actually remember last time it happened.  I worry a lot more about the snakes in suits who live in Canberra.
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Re: Watch your ceiling, AussieAstro!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 04:48:36 am »
Thanks mate, I was wondering what that damn noise was...

Funny thing is, despite what you see on National Geographic, we are in a pretty safe part of the world.  I like the docos they make about something that could kill someone (in theory) but no one can actually remember last time it happened.  I worry a lot more about the snakes in suits who live in Canberra.

Yeah, my impression has always been how deadly it can be there.  I guess it's overblown, huh?  But I can't imagine snakes just dropping from my ceiling.  I'd have a heart attack.

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Re: Watch your ceiling, AussieAstro!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 07:38:07 am »
Yeah, my impression has always been how deadly it can be there.  I guess it's overblown, huh?  But I can't imagine snakes just dropping from my ceiling.  I'd have a heart attack.

In Indonesia, they have what they call "flying snakes".  I've never seen one, but apparently it's not uncommon for them to show up in peoples' houses.  I saw a cobra in the wild once.  It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.  Mosquitoes are far more dangerous.
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Re: Watch your ceiling, AussieAstro!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 09:56:56 am »
In Indonesia, they have what they call "flying snakes".  I've never seen one, but apparently it's not uncommon for them to show up in peoples' houses.  I saw a cobra in the wild once.  It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.  Mosquitoes are far more dangerous.

I saw a shark whilst scuba diving, and it was cool rather than scary.  Just proves your imagination is the scariest thing in the world.
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Re: Watch your ceiling, AussieAstro!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 10:40:55 am »
I saw a shark whilst scuba diving, and it was cool rather than scary.  Just proves your imagination is the scariest thing in the world.

You were spared because sharks have a sixth sense for vegetarians.

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 10:42:36 am »
You were spared because sharks have a sixth sense for vegetarians.

"Nope, that guy wouldn't taste good at all."

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 11:25:46 am »
Grass fed long pig? Might not be bad.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 07:07:48 pm »
I saw a shark whilst scuba diving, and it was cool rather than scary.  Just proves your imagination is the scariest thing in the world.

Reminds me of the old joke about a lion sitting in the jungle licking its arse... being a pom I guess you have heard that one a few times?
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 01:57:59 pm »
Reminds me of the old joke about a lion sitting in the jungle licking its arse... being a pom I guess you have heard that one a few times?

I'm not sure I know that one.

There are shark and lion variations of the same joke: the shark version revolving around the reason to carry a diving knife; it's not to fight off a shark, it's to stab your dive buddy and then swim away.  The lion version revolves around putting on running shoes when confronted by a lion; "You'll never outrun a lion even with those on," says one bloke.  "I don't have to outrun the lion," says the other.  "I just have to outrun you!"
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2018, 01:49:55 pm »
Limey's a vegetarian?

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2018, 02:05:38 pm »
Limey's a vegetarian?

I *have* been gone a long time.

Well over a year now. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2018, 11:16:02 pm »
So, I had my first great white experience on Christmas day (we actually call them white pointers),  I was out checking craypots and a 3 meter specimen came and checked us out.  It hung around for about 5 minutes and wandered off in its own good time.  We were about 3.5 nautical miles off shore and I have jumped into the water a few times out there for a variety of reasons but I swear I will never do that again! 
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2018, 06:48:29 am »
So, I had my first great white experience on Christmas day (we actually call them white pointers),  I was out checking craypots and a 3 meter specimen came and checked us out.  It hung around for about 5 minutes and wandered off in its own good time.  We were about 3.5 nautical miles off shore and I have jumped into the water a few times out there for a variety of reasons but I swear I will never do that again!
Wow! Any photos?
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2018, 08:15:23 am »
So, I had my first great white experience on Christmas day (we actually call them white pointers),  I was out checking craypots and a 3 meter specimen came and checked us out.  It hung around for about 5 minutes and wandered off in its own good time.  We were about 3.5 nautical miles off shore and I have jumped into the water a few times out there for a variety of reasons but I swear I will never do that again!

I used to work on the insurance program for Woodside, who had an interest in fields in offshore Western Australia, including the North Rankin field.  We got a safety report for insurers and in it was described the rationale for cancelling man overboard drills.  It seems that the dummies they would throw off the platform and then pretend to rescue were ripped apart by sharks within seconds of hitting the water.  That was not good news.  Was was good news was that insurers didn't have to worry about workers on the platform using their safety harnesses and holding the handrails.
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2018, 10:37:07 am »
Whoa.

Reminds me of Peter Benchley's lone encounter with Great White while scuba diving.   He said he and the shark looked at each other,  then they both evacuated their bowels,  then the shark swam off.

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2018, 10:52:08 am »
Whoa.

Reminds me of Peter Benchley's lone encounter with Great White while scuba diving.   He said he and the shark looked at each other,  then they both evacuated their bowels,  then the shark swam off.

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Re: Watch your ceiling, AussieAstro!
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2018, 03:40:00 pm »
Wow! Any photos?

No sir, I got nothing.  I have gone out without my phone a few times lately and that is probably pretty dumb for a number of reasons anyway.  When the excitement died down and we were heading in, I remembered I had a water wolf underwater camera in the boat but at the time all I could think of was my phone.  What a fuckin’ dummy, and my deckie was my 15 yo nephew who must be the only teenager in the world who is not attached to his phone 24 hours a day.  Maybe we will get another opportunity…
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2018, 04:09:22 pm »
I used to work on the insurance program for Woodside, who had an interest in fields in offshore Western Australia, including the North Rankin field.  We got a safety report for insurers and in it was described the rationale for cancelling man overboard drills.  It seems that the dummies they would throw off the platform and then pretend to rescue were ripped apart by sharks within seconds of hitting the water.  That was not good news.  Was was good news was that insurers didn't have to worry about workers on the platform using their safety harnesses and holding the handrails.

Well if you run out of dummies, you could  always use a cubs fan.
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2018, 12:38:00 am »
Well if you run out of dummies, you could  always use a cubs fan.

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