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by toby1
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Low Stone Walls at Parkland Entrance Points
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: Low Stone Walls at Parkland Entrance Points

Wayno wrote:so it's agreed then, we'll build 6m tall stone walls around the parklands... :lol: welcome to fortress adelaide...
to keep us in or to keep others out? The parklands are already designed to be the range of an old artillery gun, so the fences could enclose a DMZ for "filtering" purposes...
by toby1
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Official Food Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 42748

Re: Food Thread

Actually, for that matter, anyone know good vegan places to eat? I'd love to know places that are affordable and in the city (I'll be at Adelaide Uni next year) that do a decent lunch :) Good vegan food is fanastic, bad vegan food is disgusting. Vegan = that place upstairs on Rundle st that I canno...
by toby1
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: How walkable is your neighbourhood?
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Re: How walkable is your neighbourhood?

ah well - 28 for my local, but considering I am a 4 minute walk from belair national park i would have classed that as VERY walkable, guess the Americans behind that page do not share my taste in walking. For me being able to walk just minutes and be in a "wilderness" is a big plus - beats walking t...
by toby1
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Large Hadron Collider
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Large Hadron Collider

I am happy that all has so far gone well and hope that we learn lots from this, however, when I first heard about this it reminded me of a pc game I used to play called Forsaken - check the intro here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chFTHkmXbkE

hehehe, not yet, but soon ...
by toby1
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Beyond South Australia
Topic: Perth's Waterfront Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 18577

Re: Perth's Waterfront Redevelopment

awesome - that looks fantastic and will rival any harbour I have ever seen in the world. Of course there are bound to be issues and hiccups along the way, but such a grand plan is not-so-subtle hint to the rest of this country. onya Perth - my second favourite city :)
by toby1
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Lantern
Replies: 1009
Views: 163865

[COM] Re: #Approved: Rundle Convergence

Anyone that amde it to the Big day Out this year, and ventured into the Boiler Room will probably recall the cubic light display that was on show there - apparently it's called a Quad Cubatron - and I can only hope that the Rundle Lantern will approach what that thing showed is possible. Of course I...
by toby1
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Website Related
Topic: Goto the front page :)
Replies: 23
Views: 4316

Re: Goto the front page :)

I hadn't been online for a while, for various reasons, but on seeing the new front page I was/am very impressed. It looks great and having some major news articles on the front really improves the effectiveness of the site.

Top notch :)
by toby1
Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Another day, Another shooting in the city
Replies: 24
Views: 3350

Re: Another day, Another shooting in the city

what do you expect with a large portion of Adelaide's youth population are congrgated in the cbd, many of whom are under the influence of alcohol. what are you buddy a tee totaller? of course these young people you speak of are "under the influence of alcohol " - they are not in the cbd for busines...
by toby1
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 68400

Re: Solar cells at home - photovoltaic love

toby1 said: and i too am on "green power", whatever that really means :) yeah i'm on green power, can someone tell me how this works?? If your on this option, apparently then they use renewables for your power generation or they invest more money in renewables?? I don't quite get it, as we surely t...
by toby1
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 68400

Re: Solar cells at home - photovoltaic love

I would eventually like to install solar cells or a wind turbine on the roof. But due to price constraints, the contribution that i have made as of yet is to switch our energy source to 'green energy'. i understand turbines to be fairly unsuitable for domestic use? too big/heavy for most structures...
by toby1
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: #Official Energy Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 68400

Solar cells at home - photovoltaic love

The subject is often alluded to but I haven't seen a dedicated thred for it yet. I have two solar panels on my roof (pre-existing when we bought), but they are currently not registering any power return to the grid. There are people looking at this for me but I would be interested to know how many o...
by toby1
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Article: Tour goes global
Replies: 61
Views: 6191

Re: Article: Tour goes global

i lament the loss of the F1 at least as much as anyone (only missed one race while it was here - the kids in meb just don't do it justice) but i am over it and i think we should all be aswell. it was a great event but it has been gone for over 10 years now so let it go! :2cents: the tour going pro i...
by toby1
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: "Heaps Good" T-Shirts *Plug plug*
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: "Heaps Good" T-Shirts *Plug plug*

i love my Heaps Good Shirt - wear it everywhere I can and am proud to do so. thought of a hoodie too but the weather is too good now :)
by toby1
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1661
Views: 290095

[COM] Re: What next for Victoria Square?

well I agree that our city needs a focus, but lets not use fed sq as a template or we will just get a derivative of the eyesore that is melbourne's "heart". Can I suggest using the corner of pulteney and rundle - going ahead with the big video screen and removing traffic from that corner to provide ...
by toby1
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Southern Expressway Duplication | $445m | 22km
Replies: 581
Views: 145623

[COM] Re: #Article: Expressway Pledge (Howard)

ffs I doubt them both. There is a big picture that no-one is looking at, all these pollies are only looking to spend $$$ when there is something in it for them (ie votes). I think we all recognise that this is vote-buying stunt (can you say marginal seat?), why do we then worry about the little deta...