Troy? Noones? other Aussies?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Alan Browne, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    You guys have your heads and gear above water?

    What's going on?
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 12, 2011
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  2. David J. Littleboy, Jan 12, 2011
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  3. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Duh.

    Let them reply.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 12, 2011
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  4. Alan Browne

    N Guest

    N, Jan 12, 2011
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  5. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Jan 12, 2011
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  6. Alan Browne

    M J Wyllie Guest

    I know Troy is a Queenslander, as is Mark Thomas & old Douggie! Hope they are all ok!
     
    M J Wyllie, Jan 12, 2011
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  7. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Indeed! I'd forgotten Mark Thomas as being an Aussie, actually
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 12, 2011
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  8. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Yup! IIRC DMac ran his wedding photo operation in Brisbane. We haven't
    heard from him in well over a year now, and I understand he had some
    health issues, so there is no telling what might have happened to him.
    Troy has posted recently, as has Noons, neither had anything to say
    regarding the floods.

    "Maroochy" an Aussie who contributes to a.b.p.o. has posted some images
    there, and she has made a few comments such as this:
    "The big wet continues, now getting closer to where I live. Took this photo
    just on high tide this morning, the water is never usually that high, a
    couple of hours later the water had broken the river banks and still the
    rain keeps tumbling down (we had 90mm in our rain gauge between 6.00 am and
    5.00 pm today). Still, we will never have the flooding problems like those
    poor people to the north of us...thank goodness."

    We can only wish them all the best.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 12, 2011
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  9. Alan Browne

    N Guest

    It wasn't aimed at you in particular, but I know a lot of people in
    other countries have no perception of how large this country is. A
    friend had a visitor from somewhere else who wanted to see Melbourne,
    Sydney and the Barrier Reef in a week - BY CAR!
     
    N, Jan 13, 2011
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  10. Alan Browne

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 13/01/2011, Alan Browne wrote:
    : > On 2011.01.12 14:55 , N wrote:
    : >> On 13/01/2011, Alan Browne wrote:
    : >>> On 2011.01.12 9:12 , David J. Littleboy wrote:
    : >>>> "Alan Browne" wrote:
    : >>>>
    : >>>>> You guys have your heads and gear above water?
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Not if they're in Queensland.
    : >>>
    : >>> Duh.
    : >>>
    : >>> Let them reply.
    : >>
    : >> I'm in Sydney, so in Noones. Take a look at this and don't underestimate
    : >> the size of Australia.
    : >> http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/queensland_floods.html#map
    : >
    : > What makes you think I underestimated it?
    :
    : It wasn't aimed at you in particular, but I know a lot of people in
    : other countries have no perception of how large this country is. A
    : friend had a visitor from somewhere else who wanted to see Melbourne,
    : Sydney and the Barrier Reef in a week - BY CAR!

    It's a hard perception to maintain. Every American school child who pays
    attention in geography class knows that the U.S. could comfortably fit within
    the borders of Australia, with a good bit of Europe left over. But since a lot
    of Australia is portrayed (to us, at least) as empty space, we tend not to
    grasp the implications. Few of us will ever actually tour Australia by car
    (damn good thing too, since sooner or later we'd forget to drive on the left),
    so the vastness of your country is largely hypothetical. Frankly, I thought
    Brisbane was much farther around to the north than it is. And only in the last
    day or two did it dawn on me that the Great Barrier Reef probably makes it
    impractical to have large cities on your north coast. But all of us have seen
    serious flooding - or have relatives or friends who have. So even if the
    flooded area is a relatively tiny part of your country, we empathize with
    those who are suffering, and hope that that suffering will end soon.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 14, 2011
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  11. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Here is a little perspective.
    The area affected by the floods is described as "large as Germany and
    France combined". That is some 347,875 square miles. Texas is 268,581
    Sq.Miles.
    That is a massive flooded area even if it has been exaggerated.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 14, 2011
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  12. Alan Browne

    Rich Guest

    But all of us have seen serious flooding - or have relatives or
    Ah, seems like only yesterday when the radical left envirokooks, global
    warmers had declared that all of Australia was turning into a desert
    because of droughts. Much like when a few years back they declared winters
    a thing of the past for England...
     
    Rich, Jan 14, 2011
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  13. Alan Browne

    Jeff R. Guest


    We'll all be rooned, said Hanrahan:
    http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/obrienj/poetry/hanrahan.html

    Nothing new under the sun...
     
    Jeff R., Jan 14, 2011
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  14. Alan Browne

    N Guest

    N, Jan 14, 2011
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  15. Alan Browne

    N Guest

    The floods currently cover a significant part of the country. Not just
    Queensland, but the north coast of NSW, western Victoria and Tasmania
    have current floods and the water from Queensland will flow through NSW
    causing flooding in the farming lands on its way down through western
    NSW to South Australia. The farming lands that are now suffering
    floods were about to have their first successful harvest in many years.

    http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/queensland_floods.html#map
     
    N, Jan 14, 2011
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  16. Alan Browne

    Bruce Guest


    Single extreme weather events give absolutely no indication of long
    term climate trends ...
     
    Bruce, Jan 14, 2011
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  17. Alan Browne

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Alan Browne wrote :
    G'day Alan and everyone else! Thanks for your kind thoughts.
    We've been without power for a couple of days. Just came on
    again last night and only just got enough time to get my news
    server up and running again.

    As you've probably seen on the news, we've had a bit of water
    here. I can't describe in words what it's been like. Bit
    surreal and I'm sure you've seen image on the news.

    We were extremely lucky here. The suburb I live in was one of
    the worst hit - Auchenflower. The water stopped just 1.4 metres
    from our home. That's a bit close for comfort. They were
    predicting the water levels would get a bit higher, but
    thankfully it was downgraded. Houses at each end of my street
    were inundated though. So sad. Been out helping where we can.

    My work's office was also extremely, I can't express, lucky.
    Most of the TV coverage here has focused on Rosalie shops as they
    went fully under. My work office is on the same street. Also
    just on the other side of the train lines businesses went under.
    I don't know how we managed to keep dry there too.

    Also extremely lucky were my in-laws. They live right near the
    river and water stopped pretty much at their property boundary.

    Of course we have many friends that are out of house and home.
    The emergency services and government response, and volunteers
    etc have been awesome. So efficient and informative. THe media
    has been helping transport some people separated from loved ones.
    Everyone is just pulling together. We'll get through.

    Not sure where Mark Thomas lived, so not sure how he is. Doug
    lived out Wynnum way somewhere and I think that wasn't too bad.
     
    Troy Piggins, Jan 14, 2011
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  18. Alan Browne

    Wilba Guest

    Good to hear. Sounds like you and yours were very lucky.

    Best wishes for the clean-up.

    I'm fine thanks. :- ) (In WA, nowhere near the floods in the Gascoyne.)
     
    Wilba, Jan 14, 2011
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  19. Alan Browne

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Wilba wrote :
    Bizarre weather/nature at the moment, hey. Flash flooding
    predicted down Victoria, also saw some in Brazil? Cyclones off
    the east and west coasts.
     
    Troy Piggins, Jan 14, 2011
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  20. Alan Browne

    N Guest

    Actually, the rain was part of the La Nina cycle.
     
    N, Jan 14, 2011
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