One factor that helped make Sydney a success was that most of the venues were existing or going to be built anyway. 19 years later none of the facilities have been abandoned like Athens, Beijing or Rio.
Does Frankfurt have existing venues, or a need for such facilities after the games?
In 1950 a plane crashed into a coal train at SYD airport
I picked up a cheap fare on Jetstar and will make it a day trip from Sydney. The last time I went down was 8 or 6 years agoJump to post
I know nobody died on QF32, but if I ever find myself on "Nancy Bird" I would probably give it a quiet pat and "well done".
Both the plane and it's namesake have shown alot of character and spirit.
einsteinboricua wrote:There are two courses of action that have been proven, time and time again, to work in situations like these:
1. Thoughts and prayers
2. More guns for everyone.
I think there'd be plenty of visitors willing to donate their labor or skills for a day or more. All it would need is some basic accommodation and an organisation to coordinate needs and priorities.Jump to post
I'm not sure why QANTAS is on that list. In Australia at least, their fares are all inclusive with taxes luggage and meal/snack included. The only thing you may not get is seat selection until check-in.Jump to post
I'm no expert, but I think one of feature of a dam's design should be to limit the discharge to a level which the downstream can handle. If you let the level reach 100% that cant be done. One solution would be to have a restricted outlet at say the 90% level. When the water reaches that height it wo...Jump to post
I saw the total eclipse in Northern Queensland several years ago. Definitely should be on everyone's bucket list. I was lucky with the weather, viewers at Cairns, not too far away didn't see much through the clouds. My one tip is to not focus only on the sun. During totality take the time to observe...Jump to post
It's a long time I learnt this at TAFE, so my memory is a bit vague. It is something to do with reasonable use. So you have rights to the airspace up to a reasonable height for your building or construction. But you can't sue a plane or satellite for flying over your property for instance. I don't t...Jump to post
Here's a QANTAS press release
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/slider" class="quote" target="_blank">slider</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Another good validator why pretty much every a...Jump to post
When a country has the same tragedies happen time and time again, and does not demand change, THAT is stupid.
How long since Columbine?
How many times has it been repeated?
What has changed?
The first Jurassic Park when it came out in 93 was a technological breakthrough. It was the first movie in which the CGI was so believable you didn't even notice it.
The sequels were forgettable. I'm reluctant to see another movie which will probably tarnish my fond memories of the original.
The only portable electronic game I can remember from the 80s is the Nintendo Game and Watch <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_%26_Watch" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_%26_Watch</a> They were very popular during their time. If not one of these, can you remember how it di...Jump to post
This is <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>'s second control tower built in about 1941 <a href="http://www.zipworld.com.au/~frankp/oldtowers/" target="_blank">http://www.zipworld.com.au/~frankp/oldtowers/</a> It's s...Jump to post
One of my issues with maps is that no one has physically checked the data in the field. At least with google their street view vehicles had checked the maps. I don't fully know how apple and google have sourced the data, but google is superior. If apple had sourced from one of the local street direc...Jump to post
I've just downloaded the new iOS for my iPod touch, and am wondering what everyone's impressions are.
There's a few local errors I've found with the maps. I am routed along unformed streets. I can also see no use so far for the other main addition, passbook. Everything else seems normal so far.
If the carspace is part of the title to your unit you won't be able to swap it. You should have checked the space when you bought or rented your apartment. You should also have considered the size when you got your car. It is only your fault for trying to fit a car into a space that's too small.Jump to post
In theory, if someone could access the avionics bay or the cargo hold would they be survivable?Jump to post
The only Olympics Ive been to was the Sydney games. A few personal highlights: The opening ceremony dress rehearsal Cathy Freeman's Gold medal Watching Ian Thorpe break yet another world record on the big screens During the closing ceremony, singing with Slim Dusty and 110,000 people During the Para...Jump to post
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Darwin on 19th Feb 1942. 188 aircraft from the same carriers that attacked Pearl Harbour were involved. There was at least 250-300 casualties. There were further raids on Broome, Townsville as well as Darwin. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w...Jump to post
With <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> domestic you can use your <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> card, traditional paper <acronym title="Air Botswana">BP</acronym> or have the barcode sent to your phone. Of course, there are no checks at security. I think the main proble...Jump to post
I'm suprised nobody has mentioned the greatest of all time- Joe Cocker "With a little help from my friends" <a href="http://youtu.be/uQYDvQ1HH-E" target="_blank">http://youtu.be/uQYDvQ1HH-E</a> At the other other end of the spectrum, David Hasslhoff, and William Shatner probably had the most forgeta...Jump to post
A philosphical question: assuming teleportation is possible, if you deconstructed then reconstructed yourself would you still be the same person? And would you retain your memories and "soul" ?
Personally, I think teleportation is like time travel. Good sci-fi but practically impractical.
Qantas recently had a promotion (which wasnt promoted) where you could upgrade the cheapest fare codes for the usual number of points. So I was able to upgrade my $69 <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith In...Jump to post
I know South Korea is at a truce with NK. What is the treaty status of the other participating countries, like USA, Australia and the UK? Will they be automatically drawn into hostilities, or would new declarations need to be made?Jump to post
I saw it a few weeks ago here in Sydney. I loved it, but after 25 years the original cast still out shone the current.
Colm Wilkinson still sounds great and is the definitive Valjean
For those of us who can remember this: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabiah_bridge_collapse" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabiah_bridge_collapse</a> the bridge collapse brought back feelings of dejavu. Luckily there were no fatalities this time. The athletes have every ...Jump to post
I am not a very strong swimmer. I can tread water and stay afloat and do a sort of breast stroke. I am too uncoordinated to swim freestyle.
We have a big problem in Australia with some people from immigrant backgrounds and tourists who do not appreciate the dangers of swimming at some beaches.
Today is the solstice, and it has got me wondering about something. What is the longest day(s) of the year for places on or near the equator like Singapore?
Is it the solstice, equinox or are all days roughly the same length?
PS I know every day has 24 hours, I'm talking about daylight hours.