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Just paid $900 to get new TV antennae, cabling etc installed due to old one being - er um - old - and 4G interfering.

What are all youse using to access iView/SBS on and etc
?

My TV isn't a "smart" tv but its a well functioning big thing.

I have WD box but the fecking ABC went and changed their coding on their site and it cant be accessed.

The interwebs.
Also could have saved yourself $890 if you just stuck your rabbit ears antenna out the window with a couple of VB cans on it.
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Just ordered one of these from Uniqlo. Will see how it goes:

Uniqlo X Lemaire Wool/Cashmere trous with side tabs.

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Referring back to the discussion that Cox and CD started the other day, about the unfortunate neglect and downright desecration of some lovely old buildings:

 

http://www.domain.com.au/news/kew-mansion-bought-for-94m-to-be-demolished-20151124-gl660d/

 

Warning - reading the above article may cause depression. 

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Just ordered one of these from Uniqlo. Will see how it goes:

Uniqlo X Lemaire Wool/Cashmere trous with side tabs.
looks good on the photo. My experience with Uniqlo merino wool and cashmere has been rather disappointing. Good luck with your purchase. Why not Howard Yount or susu?
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Why not Howard Yount or susu?

 

I don't know about Suit Supply, but the Uniqlo trousers are about one-third or less of the price of Howard Yount and, unlike HY, Uniqlo is responsive, conveniently located and returns are easy if he's not happy with the trousers, whereas you can't return items to HY from overseas if they don't fit. 

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[emphasis on Brisbane members]

Anyone know an alterationist/dry cleaner/specialist that does an adequate suit pressing?

I don't really want to go to the trouble/risk of doing a shoddy job using a consumer grade steam iron

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To all who helped with advice for wine tour information earlier in the week, my thanks. Turns out we ended up going down the Yarra Glen to Yering. I was pretty satisfied with the result, picked up two bottles of the new release Coldridge shiraz which proved very drinkable.
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I don't know about Suit Supply, but the Uniqlo trousers are about one-third or less of the price of Howard Yount and, unlike HY, Uniqlo is responsive, conveniently located and returns are easy if he's not happy with the trousers, whereas you can't return items to HY from overseas if they don't fit. 

What jman said. Plus its on sale and im the resident cheapskate. And I can take it in store when it arrives for free hemming.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Referring back to the discussion that Cox and CD started the other day, about the unfortunate neglect and downright desecration of some lovely old buildings:

http://www.domain.com.au/news/kew-mansion-bought-for-94m-to-be-demolished-20151124-gl660d/

Warning - reading the above article may cause depression. 
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Referring back to the discussion that Cox and CD started the other day, about the unfortunate neglect and downright desecration of some lovely old buildings:

http://www.domain.com.au/news/kew-mansion-bought-for-94m-to-be-demolished-20151124-gl660d/

Warning - reading the above article may cause depression. 

The problem with overseas investment is that with not having been part of the culture, they are unable to appreciate it and will see it as just that: an investment.
The investment would fail to see what all the fuss is scott and believe they are merely tearing down an old outdated hut to be torn down for something bigger and better.
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I could go on about the loss of significant examples of urban architecture and their contribution to the local environment but fuck it why bother. Money speaks and that is all that appears to matter. As for the FIRB having worked there its best I keep my mouth shut.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 11/30/15 at 2:23pm
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"Kew locals argue the eastern suburb is suffering a negative consequence of what is known as the “new house rule” – whereby offshore investors need to construct another residence within a time period or face potential difficulties with the Foreign Investment Review Board when they seek residency."


As long as we allow (encourage) Chinese criminals to hide their money here, we will suffer the consequences
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The quote seems to suggest that the laws are at fault, skeen, perhaps moreso than the buyer.

 

In any case, it seems contrite to expect new residents to understand what makes a building a part of communal value.

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[emphasis on Brisbane members]

Anyone know an alterationist/dry cleaner/specialist that does an adequate suit pressing?

I don't really want to go to the trouble/risk of doing a shoddy job using a consumer grade steam iron
 

 

Leon's at Woolloongabba is generally regarded as the best and most trustworthy dry cleaner in Brisbane. They won't press your lapels flat and they'll leave them with a nice roll. 

 

 

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As long as we allow (encourage) Chinese criminals to hide their money here, we will suffer the consequences

 

It is depressing, but unsurprising, that despite there still being capital controls (although looser than before) on bringing large sums of money out of China, no-one in authority here seems to blink when mainland Chinese spend millions on property here. Where did the money come from? How did they get it out of China, despite the capital controls? No-one seems interested in asking these questions, in case it slows the rivers of gold and results in the deflation of our real estate market. 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Leon's at Woolloongabba is generally regarded as the best and most trustworthy dry cleaner in Brisbane. They won't press your lapels flat and they'll leave them with a nice roll. 



It is depressing, but unsurprising, that despite there still being capital controls (although looser than before) on bringing large sums of money out of China, no-one in authority here seems to blink when mainland Chinese spend millions on property here. Where did the money come from? How did they get it out of China, despite the capital controls? No-one seems interested in asking these questions, in case it slows the rivers of gold and results in the deflation of our real estate market. 

Yep why would we want that JM after all the 'great Australian dream' of home ownership is an antiquated anomaly in the global market.

There is also the 'suspect Russian' money in the real estate market. From what I've seen and spoken to people about they have different strategies when it comes to property acquisition and money laundering.
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has anyone been watching Homeland? the latest episode... so gutted on all fronts

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