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Michael Vaughan
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Attended Mackay North State High Schcool
Lived in Mackay, Queensland
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So I just saw the latest Adventure Time.  I nailed every prediction for the season in one episode, so I don't know what they're going to do with the rest of it.  Probably goo-zombie stuff.
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I was just thinking the other day how I miss MSN Messenger. Toward the end it became bloated and awful in an effort to include more crap, but the DNA of Xbox Live can be seen in the first inclusions of Bejeweled and Hexit.

Like Facebook after it, I was mostly roped into MSN Messenger by friends who were using it, and like Facebook after it, it didn't take long for my friends list to fill with people I barely talked to and wanted to avoid. For years, the only thing keeping me from using Google Talk was text formatting. I'd grown attached to my particular font colour (made possible by Messenger Plus, actually, it wasn't one of the default sixteen colours), and my bold, italic Times New Roman typeface. Further to that, in multi-person conversations, everyone's individual font style was essential to identifying who was talking at a glance. Hangouts just doesn't offer that.

Another good thing about MSN Messenger: It was an IM application. They added offline messaging, but it was always clear who was online, who wasn't, who was online but away, who was busy. Google Talk used to do that, Hangouts is terrible at it. Sure, there's a green line under a profile picture for people who're active at their computer, but you don't see that on mobile. MSN Messenger was made for talking to people who were there to talk back, and for shutting it off to make plain you weren't available to talk. Hangouts doesn't do this well at all.

The file transfer feature of MSN Messenger was useful as all hell, until they started trying to make it more "secure" by blocking .zip, .rar and .mp3 files. Funny how they didn't block the real Windows security risk, MS Office documents.
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Awesome article! Really enjoyed reading it!
By the way, I came from ICQ messenger and always considered MSN as inferior. When ICQ went the bloatware style, I switched to the open source multiprotocol messenger Miranda-IM. It did ICQ, MSN and Google Talk amongst others. Ultimately I left ICQ and MSN to stick with GTalk and now Hangouts.
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Hey, you know what mining companies really need? Another $110 Million to establish operations in other countries. Big multinational mining companies.

A $110 Million handout to a concern owned by BHP, Rio Tinto, Mitsubishi and Nippon Mining. I don't care what the government calls it or how they bureaucratically distance themselves from it, but that's $110 Million that could be spent on, you know anything inside Australia's borders.
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Asok: You are labouring under a false impression of nuns. For your information, they can not fly under their own power, and the short ones are rarely mistaken for penguins!

Netflix and Hulu are the worst things for my free time...
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I saw The Grey last night. Excellent movie, I recommend it to everyone who likes good things.
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He does get a couple of punches in early.
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Right now, I'm watching a slightly older series with Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Inexplicable Universe. Honestly, I think it's better than Cosmos. He's spending more time on science and explanations, instead of flashy graphics and awe.
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I can definitely see the DNA of Cosmos in this, too. Both the original Cosmos, and what would go into the new one. I'm up to the second episode now (watching it on Netflix), and although he hasn't referred to it by name, Tyson has been on the deck of his "ship of the imagination" a couple of times already.
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McDonald's new pepper mayo wrap is potentially the most repugnant thing they have ever served.
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I've never had that. Could be terrible!
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The medicare copayment of $6 is stated to be intended to stop frivolous visits to the doctor, so people won't go unless they're genuinely ill. Apparently if you don't have $6, you aren't really sick.
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Agreed completely. 
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So I saw this photo on Facebook and had to share it. My first thought was "so his face has three dickholes, now?"

Some people have gone way too far with their stretchers.
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Horrible. How's he supposed to blow bubbles in his milk?
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WTF! Are people really that much insane?
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  • Jaycar Electronics
    2013 - present
  • Think Office Technology
    Technician, 2013 - 2013
  • Power Computers
    Sales Associate/Technician, 2012 - 2013
  • Funemployed
    Chief Executive Officer, 2011 - 2012
  • Optus
    Sales associate, 2009 - 2011
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Return trip? My kerbals set up small colonies!
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Standard scrawny nerd type.
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I learned how to use computers back when they were actually difficult to use. Nowadays you have pretty pictures with labels on them.
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  • Mackay North State High Schcool
    2001 - 2005
  • Central Queensland University
    Education, 2006 - 2006
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