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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. __PG__

    __PG__ Senior member

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    I worked at Ford Cambellfield as a contractor in 'Virtual Engineering' during 2008. I was involved in aerodynamics and heat transfer simulations using computational fluid dynamics. That was an interesting work experience, especially compared to my previous experiences in the defense/aerospace/motorsport industries.
     
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    Maybe you lot would like to run off and create another thread or visit a car forum and continue this discussion eh?
     
  3. Prince of Paisley

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    I bet, but the company is run by accountants, not engineers. The only Aussie Ford that would rate a mention is the GTO, but even that's overrated and fawned over just because it's local product. It's certainly not a "great" car - it was fast, that's about it.

    The Pinto, the Anglia, the Prefect (aka the Defect), the Landau... these are the junkers that are more representative of the output of the over-protected Australian and US auto industries of the mid C20th.
     
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    __PG__ Senior member

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    The problem is that car forums are full of car-obsessed idiots! [​IMG]
     
  5. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Maybe you lot would like to run off and create another thread or visit a car forum and continue this discussion eh?
    Sorry, I can be a bit of a car bore (no pun intended), but I'll say no more on the subject [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not getting involved in this discussion or it will continue another 8 pages
     
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    Just read a preview of The Birth of Cleo and I am really looking forward to seeing it.

    I was just a kid starting school around that time, but I have really strong memories of that early '70s period and how rapidly things changed in AUstralia from then through the next couple of decades.

    Should be an great opportunity to wallow shamelessly in nostalgia. Also, I think Asher Keddie is pretty impressive in most things she has done.
     
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    Yes, I'm a sucker for nostalgia, too. I must be getting old.
     
  9. 3ff3z8e

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    Was at Hunt Leather in the MLC Centre Sydney today to check some il-Bisonte products, when an asian dude with a Charcoal suit Dark Bluish Grenadine Tie, White Pocket Square in a TV Fold and Black Brogues, came in to browse....

    Not sure if it was any one from Styleforum....

    Incidentally Herringbone is having a pop-up store sale at 1, Martin Place, Le Meridien - Ballroom 4.

    http://www.herringbone.com/edm/110409/index.html

    Starts tomorrow and ends friday evening.

    Heading there around lunchtime.. Hopefully some good stuff will show up.....
     
  10. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I worked at Ford Cambellfield as a contractor in 'Virtual Engineering' during 2008. I was involved in aerodynamics and heat transfer simulations using computational fluid dynamics. That was an interesting work experience, especially compared to my previous experiences in the defense/aerospace/motorsport industries.

    Ha one of the first jobs I had when I left school was with British Leyland in the plant at Rosebery in Sydney I lasted a month on the line working on the P76, in the end I just got up and walked out one morning. Ok enough car trivia.
     
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    Quick! After dinner date ideas for Melbourne tomorrow night!
     
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    Quick! After dinner date ideas for Melbourne tomorrow night!

    Nice quiet cocktail bar. Unfortunately Tuesday doesn't give you many options. Where is dinner and I'll try and think of something close by.
     
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    Lily Blacks has been a favourite quiet little bar of mine recently ... on Myers Place at the top end of town. Kenny behind the bar, although only in the business for a couple of years, loves cocktails and knows how to mix a decent drink.

    Emerald Peacock has long been a favourite of mine, though all the staff I knew have gone. That's on Lonsdale St.

    Any more details on the vibe your looking for? I'm a big fan of bars and can list dozens of them otherwise.
     
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    Lily Blacks has been a favourite quiet little bar of mine recently ... on Myers Place at the top end of town. Kenny behind the bar, although only in the business for a couple of years, loves cocktails and knows how to mix a decent drink.

    Emerald Peacock has long been a favourite of mine, though all the staff I knew have gone. That's on Lonsdale St.

    Any more details on the vibe your looking for? I'm a big fan of bars and can list dozens of them otherwise.


    Siglo
    Gin Palace
    Misty
    Baroq
    Sister Bella
    Murmur

    There are thousands, Tuesday night's gonna be quiet though wherever you go...
     
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    What's a cosy little bar with some nice music that stays in the background.
    Also what other activities are there to partake in that one can just turn up to? Something a little different.

    Went to comedy already and that was fail.
     
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    That's what you get with just about any 50 year old machine... or person for that matter.


    Oi! I resemble that remark!
     
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    Quick! After dinner date ideas for Melbourne tomorrow night!
    A quick VHA (hire car) car ride home, packet of condoms, a joint, bottle of bubbly, then some Swiss chocolate and good coffee for afters.
     
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    Coffee at night? I got work the next day!

    Wait wtf... I should just do what my avatar does.
     
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    Coffee at night? I got work the next day! Wait wtf... I should just do what my avatar does.
    Wuss. Can't you go to work on no sleep? HTFU
     
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