Re: Did he pay the appropriate fare for the journey?
"just tinkerers from other preffesions?"
You're obviously not an English preffesor.
A self-described “cyborg” who slipped a public transport smartcard under his skin has pled guilty to riding trains without a valid ticket and copped a fine, plus costs. Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, the chap’s actual name, claims to be a bio-hacker and, as we wrote in 2017, wanted to pay for train journeys with a wave of …
I think the Ts & Cs are pretty clear on what you can and can't do with an Opal card.
If you get one, and use one, you agree to these, cyborg or not:
A good start is reading item 40.
IANAL, but point 82 seems pretty clear:
Acceptance of terms:
What I (might have) missed from the article is whether or not his "card" was topped up, or if he was indeed traveling without paying. If you want to use PT, pay up.
"Try melting the ice in the condensate drain pipe with a kettle of hot water."
Yeah, that works - for about fifteen minutes, then it just freezes up again.
As a practical matter (as miniBeast is on its way) it's easier to disconnect the drain and attach a temporary hose to a bucket. You can sort out the run so it won't get exposed to freezing weather at a later date.
This kind of thing is an installation FAIL, usually justified by "It doesn't get cold enough to freeze pipes around here mate"
Just about every piece of plastic I have gets replaced by the issuing authority on a fairly regular basis, and not just because the original expires, either. One of my credit cards was replaced four times in the space of six months, for no apparent reason other than a new colo(u)r scheme. So one wonders, how many times will people like Mr. Meow have to replace this kind of thing before they become bored? Or is part of the fun building up scar tissue?
"Meow-Meow explained the story behind his name in an interview with HuffPost Australia last year.
"I was name agnostic. I thought it would be a really interesting experience to change your name because not many people have that experience," he told the website."
Except most women who get married, some men who get married, and a lot of others who just don't like their birth name.
I don't think he knows what 'agnostic' means in this context. If he didn't give a shit, he wouldn't have felt enough about it to change it.
And as you point out, other people do change their names,... one colleague changed theirs when they changed their gender, so it's often larger life events that cause people to change their name, not agnosticism.
screams "attention whore" and pretty much invalidates in everyone's mind, anything else they might attempt to accomplish. Even if that someone hits on, whether accidentally or not, a real genius moment.
the problem with living in a "society" is that "society" has expectations of commonality, common interpretations, morals, and ways of doing things.
You spend too much time trying to piss out of "society" you really gotta be off your rocker to expect that, or ANY "society" to acknowledge or even recognize your presence.
its like people deliberately set themselves up for failure, as failure is seen like a virtue...
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