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Does anybody want to vote for me?

I’ll throw in a 100% money-back satisfaction gurantee.

If I’m not 100% satisified with earning $197,000 AUD for the rest of my life even If I never get elected again I will give the money back!

Still glad I made the decision to emigrate, makes it easier to laugh at the situation.

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@Goose:

@supercoach:

Its funny how the older generation view the younger generation. Being of the older generation, my dad use to say to me when I was a kid,how lucky we were and how easy we got it, and of course he was right, and now we are saying the same about generation y and they will say the same things to their kids.

This has been going on since Adam and Eve and will be the same till the earth burns up. Who had the better and healthier childhood is very debatable, being able to run around kick a ball,walk to school and as long as you were home by dark you were not in trouble was great, but when I was a kid a lot things were not talked about and a lot of illness was death sentence that today is very treatable. The ability for kids to be able to travel today is great as when I was a kid it was only the rich who could travel.

Anyway the world will continue to change and technology will drive this change faster and faster so get use to it

100% correct….

Things change, and human nature leads us to think that what we learnt is important. The reality is that what is important changes.

Strykers comments illustrate that well, todays generation (including myself, Im 36) dont learn how to sew, tie knots, change oil or tinker with an engine. However alot of those things importance in society has waned. Cars need alot less ongoing maintenance than previously and are far more affordable to fix and clothes are so cheap they dont need repairing. So many things are so user friendly alot of skills are now redundant and replaced.

Skills that are fundamental to my lifestyle (computer literacy for example) didnt exist even a few decades ago and will soon be redundant also as they are replaced, that is life.

The fact young people learn different skills doesnt mean they are useless they have just adapted to a different world.

I gurantee as Supercoach has said, that in a decade or 2 these teenagers of today will be lamenting how young people today are soft and hopeless and saying stuff like they dont even know how to type or go to the shops to buy XXXXXXX or whatever skills they have learnt that have become redundant.

Just like we are now, and our parents and their parents :slight_smile:

Decade from now.

“You communicated with other people, using text on a screen?, wow how archaic”

I really hope the word archaic is around for future generations.

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@stryker:

I would wager most 40 year olds are stronger than most 20 year olds as well. We may not necessarily be bigger or look as good with out shirts off but we grew our muscles from work - both at home and at the job. We never lazed about…still don’t.

My dad is nearly 70 and I swear he’s still stronger than I am 😮

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@TrueTiger:

@Sataris:

@TrueTiger:

I said if you want to know more about Nostradarmus then Google it and read about his fascinating story……his answer to me was,na I would rather play call of duty on my ex box…

So what I’m saying is,this younger generation would rather play the technology game more so than learn history and current affairs where they could enlighten themselves for future conversations…I suppose Iam from the old school and to him I’m a dinosaur,but at least I have had the education to be able to understand how our world is evolving…
Give me a good historical piece in a magazine…the computer age is really ruining the kids of today…just my opinion,but I would love to hear some others stories…cheers…

I was reading through your post and it struck me that it seems he was quite engaged with you when you were answering his questions but he may not be engaged enough to seek out the answers on his own.

I’m a programmer by trade and I find this kind of thinking that computers have ruined kids very strange.

I mean I could replace “his answer to me was,na I would rather play call of duty on my ex box…” with

“his answer to me was,na I would rather ride my bike around the neighbourhood…”

Neither of those things have anything to do with the Computer Age imo

The Computer Age hasn’t changed anything, those who are interested can still read about it online or in print. Those who are not interested can play X-box, Cards, or watch TV.

Also as an aside: I play video games still and i’m nearly 30 years old. (Average age of someone who plays game is 27, so i’m on the wrong side of that bell curve). I do think that schools should be teaching programming. it’s a fun and engaging way of teaching kids Math & Logic and that will even help them understand how difficult making things like Call of Duty actually is.

I understand what you are saying Sataris,however,I will give you another reason that I think the computer "GAMES"side of technology is ruining our children,we always sit down as a family for dinner,on several occasions I called the son to come and have his,he said I’m just finishing this level and I said come and have your dinner….25 mins later he had his dinner we were all finished,his was almost cold and still didn’t have it,he said he wasn’t humgry and went straight back into his room and onto xbox live…now I understand many parents are different,he is about to lose the xbox for a couple of weeks until he understands family and live is more important than another level of a computer game…

He also has chores to do and nearly every day you have to tell him 20 times to get his jobs done because he can’t put the remote on his xbox down…

This is what I’m saying about ruining the kids…by all means Google school projects and learn some current affairs or whatever to expand your knowledge…constantly playing call of duty and other violent games doesn’t get you a higher school cert or uni degree…

Sataris if you are 30 and have a job,by all means play whatever games you want,this kid is 14 and has to learn something that will give him a chance at employment when he leaves school…that’s my point…cheers…

I get what you’re saying, it is tough and family time is extremely important. I’m not a parent (would take time away from video games) and also seems like a lot of hard work. (programmers are EXTREMELY lazy, why do something when I can make a computer do it for me).

A friend of mine is planning to use a trick on his kids which we learnt from our computer Science teacher in High School. “You can play whatever game you like in class, as long as you programmed it yourself and can explain the code to me”. Needless to say we created the worlds most basic Tic-Tac-Toe program over a few weeks.

But electronics counted for nothing when we discovered girls. So there’s always that to look forward to 😛

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@TrueTiger:

I said if you want to know more about Nostradarmus then Google it and read about his fascinating story……his answer to me was,na I would rather play call of duty on my ex box…

So what I’m saying is,this younger generation would rather play the technology game more so than learn history and current affairs where they could enlighten themselves for future conversations…I suppose Iam from the old school and to him I’m a dinosaur,but at least I have had the education to be able to understand how our world is evolving…
Give me a good historical piece in a magazine…the computer age is really ruining the kids of today…just my opinion,but I would love to hear some others stories…cheers…

I was reading through your post and it struck me that it seems he was quite engaged with you when you were answering his questions but he may not be engaged enough to seek out the answers on his own.

I’m a programmer by trade and I find this kind of thinking that computers have ruined kids very strange.

I mean I could replace “his answer to me was,na I would rather play call of duty on my ex box…” with

“his answer to me was,na I would rather ride my bike around the neighbourhood…”

Neither of those things have anything to do with the Computer Age imo

The Computer Age hasn’t changed anything, those who are interested can still read about it online or in print. Those who are not interested can play X-box, Cards, or watch TV.

Also as an aside: I play video games still and i’m nearly 30 years old. (Average age of someone who plays game is 27, so i’m on the wrong side of that bell curve). I do think that schools should be teaching programming. it’s a fun and engaging way of teaching kids Math & Logic and that will even help them understand how difficult making things like Call of Duty actually is.

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@turnstyle:

@Sataris:

Spend most of my time automating mundane tasks, frees up time for other employees to do the parts of their job that they love doing,


Nothing quite like building something that makes other people’s lives easier.

its really satisfying doing a job that helps people isnt it? even if often it isnt understood or appreciated as much as it could be, it is still a good feeling.

good on you sataris. :slight_smile:

Thanks!

It’s a good feeling :slight_smile:

Now if I could write a program to do my job. 😃

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Programmer

It’s not all sex and riding horses,

Spend most of my time automating mundane tasks, frees up time for other employees to do the parts of their job that they love doing,

e.g. We used to send monthly reports for our clients, Account managers would have to collect information from 4 different sources, graph them and analyze these 400 reports manually, would take the first week of the month to be sent by Friday.

Spent about 2 months writing up this program (in secret), and just announced it at our weekly meetings when it was completed.

Nothing quite like building something that makes other people’s lives easier.

Of course, the downside to this is when you get new people who start and don’t know the old ways and piss an moan about how long these automated reports take to run (about 5-20 minutes each, but 400 adds up to several days) and how they are shit. * 😒

So you get the good and the bad. Still fun though,

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@foreveratiger:

@Sataris:

@stryker:

@Sataris:

Haven’t watched a single game this year, probably won’t watch any. More enjoyable ways to spend 2 hours on a weekend.

I did that in season 2014 and enjoyed one of the most productive and happiest winters in my adult life. Unfortunately I came back this year to find the game even more dull and my side even more pathetic….oh well.

I’ve found myself switching to other sports. Where something interesting actually happens.

all the tries that are scored are all carbon copies of one another anyway. No innovation at all happening.

Your Point?

I suppose when the Wests Tigers are playing regularly Semi Final Footy you will come on here and sing the praises then .

Unless the Wests Tigers switch to playing a different sport then probably not.

At the end of the day, it’s an entertainment product that is no longer entertaining.

Sad, I used to enjoy rugby league.

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@stryker:

@Sataris:

Haven’t watched a single game this year, probably won’t watch any. More enjoyable ways to spend 2 hours on a weekend.

I did that in season 2014 and enjoyed one of the most productive and happiest winters in my adult life. Unfortunately I came back this year to find the game even more dull and my side even more pathetic….oh well.

I’ve found myself switching to other sports. Where something interesting actually happens.

all the tries that are scored are all carbon copies of one another anyway. No innovation at all happening.

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@westTAHger:

Had intended to work on a formula 1 race car team before I retire.
Now currently at the age of 50, I have not done this so I have a slight feeling of not achieving.
Although as a decent compromise, I was lucky enough to be on pit crew at Bathurst in 1985, & 1987.
Also was the auto electrician for Mitsubishi Ralliart, Australian Rally Team from 1990 until 2004.
Had a very enjoyable time.

Still have burning desire to help/work on a Formula 1 team.

Always wanted to work on an F1 car (I have none of the skills required, though i could explain how an ICE works in theory, working on one is completely beyond me).

What exactly does an auto electrician do on a rally car?

As for personal ones.

Got frustrated with living in Sydney and after watching friends get jobs in NYC and London. Made myself a commitment to get a job o/seas. Am now in Singapore, and am loving it.

Would also like to permanently retire to Chiang Mai or Bangkok and still earn my singaporean salary.

Want to visit every ancient capital city (Damascus, Memphis, Carthage etc).