When $2.50 is 20% of $7.50 at Coles

It’s funny, but a little worrying, when supermarkets can’t do maths correctly on their signs.

I suppose this is erring on the side of caution, saying you get 20% but giving you 33%, rather than saying you get 33% any only giving you 20%. Which makes sense from a legal perspective, giving you a bigger discount than is advertised.

Although, if a supermarket can’t get the numbers on their specials labels correct, where else are the numbers wrong?$2.50 is not 20% of $7.50. #coles #sign #fail

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Kill Bill, the new killer women’s fashion

Is there a new #KillBill fad in women's #fashion?The new fashion trend gracing windows of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney is black & yellow. Very reminiscent of The Bride from Kill Bill. Upstairs are the dresses and tops. And downstairs, the matching shoes.

Are these clothes you would kill for? Or, do they leave you feeling jilted?More black & yellow in women's #fashion. #killbillAnd, downstairs, you can get your #killbill shoes. #fashion

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Questionable specs for the new Mac eTax software

The ATO has finally released their Mac eTax software, but the computer requirement seem a little strange.

I understand having one of the last 3 Mac OS X versions (10.6, 10.7 10.8) as a requirement. But the hardware requirements seem a little strange. Have you tried running any of these 3 OSs on a Pentium?

#MacOSX 10.8 on a Pentium? Not sure you could even get 10.6 to run on one #ATO

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Need an anti-virus solution? Try this new (no)power solution

Are you having problems finding an adequate anti-virus to protect the users you support?
Try this new (no)power solution. Removing the possibility of unintentional or intentional installation of malware or viruses. It reduces infection rate to zero. And is a green solution, reducing your power consumption.

(Warning: This may also decrease productivity of users.)

The great new #Noton Anti-Virus solution, protecting users from the unknown

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Caution! Portal floor cleaning in progress!

When warning signs go up to for floor cleaning, often they are just to make you aware of the dangers of slippery floors. Where as, this one for Portal floor cleaning warns not to step too close, or you might get sucked in.

Caution! Portal floor cleaning in progress!

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(Cardboard) Tank outside #QVB, #Sydney for the anniversary of #TiananmenSquare

A (Cardboard) Tank outside the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney for the anniversary of Tiananmen Square. See tank-8964-1

(Cardboard) Tank outside #QVB, #Sydney for the anniversary of #TiananmenSquare

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NZ Police look for alcohol and drugs in Wee Waa NSW at Daft Punk concert

Not only do New Zealand authorities appear to have stepped outside the law to pursue people like Kim Dotcom. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, NZ Police were patrolling the Daft Punk album launch concert in Wee Waa, NSW.

According to the exert below, NZ Police had instigated an operation to ‘deal with possible drug and alcohol related violence’. But, isn’t Wee Waa a wee bit out of their jurisdiction?

SMH DaftPunk album launch 2013-05-17 at 10.30.53 PM

What an international event. A French electronic music duo, with an album launch concert in NSW Australia, patrolled by NZ Police.

Edit:
It appears the New Zealand Police have also leant on people at Fairfax. The article now read ‘NSW Police’. So I have added a PDF of the article from before the edit: Daft Punk a no-show as album ‘launched’

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Have you signed up for a Qantas debit card? No, neither have a lot of people it seems…

I received an email from Qantas trying to flog me their new debit card. The first paragraph got me thinking:

“We’ve had so much interest in the exciting new Qantas Card and Qantas Cash™ that we’ve decided to extend the registration of interest deadline by another week to 19 May 2013.”

Specificity the “We’ve had so much interest…” bit.

Don’t you just read that as the reverse?

“We’ve been under whelmed with interest in our new card. So we extended the deadline. Please come show some interest now!”

Is this just me, or do other people read it like that?

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A Taste of Exploratory Testing by Anne-Marie @Charrett #photo

Photos from tonight’s A Taste of Exploratory Testing given by Anne-Marie Charrett down at Google in Pyrmont. In interesting talk about what exploratory testing actually is, and how you can convince management that you are not just ‘playing around’.

A long time ago... In an exploratory testing talk, far far away...A Taste of Exploratory Testing, a talk by Anne-Marie @Charrett at @googledownunder

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When your gingerbread men don’t sell. Invert and add antlers

When your gingerbread men don’t sell.
Invert them and add antlers.
You now have reindeer.
But, isn’t it the wrong time of year for those?

Inverted gingerbread men become reindeer. But isn't it the wrong time of year? #food #christmas

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