7 posts • joined Friday 24th August 2012 13:21 GMT
Or, back in the 1980's , the noun was spelt that way in New South Wales. Took me by surprise when I saw it spelt with an s on a very official looking poster in a post office in Woden ACT *. Something like "license photographs taken here" . So I did a bit of checking, and damn me if that's not how they spelt the noun in NSW.
Strange that a country that (allegedly) doesn't have regional accents, does have regional spellings.
* which in a way is in NSW, but also isn't **
** ACT being competely surounded by NSW
Re: which way is the sun?
Eddie E says "Hence, the shadows would depend on your local light source, not on the light source at the mapped location"
Yeah, i'd thought of that one. I always have my desk lamp pointing at my work from under my left arm pit to throw a shadow to the upper right. Which would give me a shadow to the nor' east while I'm sitting at my desk. But perhaps not so much in the back o' beyond while I'm trying to drive to the Isa. Or Mildura.
I did have a bit of mental confusion as to what time of day would lead to a nor'east shadow in the outback. But then i thought "If I was in a car on my way from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa, that is local to me" and so in the morrning, the shadow should be W to SW and in the arvo SE to E. And as Eddie says, at night pretty dark so not much shadow. Or light!
My original point was probably that the application is saying "we're not from these parts", which should be a warning. But a bit too subtle for those people who having paid for a software bundle, think that an application should be fit for purpose. Which it doesn't seem to be.
Need a beer after thinking that hard
which way is the sun?
I notice that the pins, eg on the Mt Isa maps, have a shadow pointing to the north east. The developers of the pin-drawing applications (which may not be Apple, nor Google nor even Uncle Tom Cobbley) really ought to know that in the southern hemisphere shadows fall to the south, shouldn't they.
Or are the shadows just some sort of decoration? In which case why do it?
Al in all, it doesn't really inspire confidence that the product actually understands what it is trying to do. Which I suppose is really the point of the article, and also the Mildura article.
Beer icon - well it is Oz, after all
Re: Some things shouldn't be plugged into the interwebs
Bring your own device, any one?
Red back native?
There is a theory that the red back spider is not native. But may have arrived with First Fleet, perhaps having boarded in Sth America. Evidence is that there is said to be no word in Indigenous languages for our dunny-dwelling 8-legged friend.
"give them unchecked access to your current account"
Shirley you mean "unchequed"?
Oops, must have left the book in my other coat. Tide me over till Monday?