It certainly moved for me today. The pneumatic desk chair bounced me up and down as the mild earthquake struck. I think earth movement is amplified when you are near the top of a tall building. Maybe once every couple of months, I feel movement when sitting on the chair at the desk. I considered getting under the desk as the quake struck, but given it is made of glass, perhaps not such a good idea.
Methuselah is not matched to screen and the text, well everything is really weird. I am not hunting around to fix it for the sake of a couple of days, which might muck up the settings of the computer at the doctor's. But its setting may well be altered too. I have told the computer doctor to put in a one terrabyte hard drive, add an extra gig of ram and I am actually going to pay for Windows 7 and I get the disk. It puzzles me that computers don't come with an operating system and you have to pay extra to make the computer actually work. $300 all up, almost half of which is the operating system disk.
I forget exactly when, but we will be in Mount Gambier next week for a couple of nights. If you look at its history, its volcano is overdue to erupt by tens of thousands of years. It would be just our luck....... Ah well, I already feel like a fossil.
Something struck me today. The evil ex Liberal Party Premier of the State of Victoria sold off our electricity assets, mostly to overseas companies. Now, there is a suggestion that the owners of two of the dirtiest power stations may be compensated billions of dollars of taxpayers money to close down. That is, effectively, the government buys them and shuts them down. If the government owned them, they could just shut them down. I just do not get this privatisation of public assets business. The are privatised for supposedly reasons of competition. Maybe there are some areas where that works. Do point them out to me. Airports? Oh no, not there. Public transport? Oh no, not there. Telecommunications? Oh, in spite of my support for fibre optic, no, not there either. Private roads, that the owner's charge you to use? Oh no, not there. I am drumming my fingers waiting for a response.
Beware Perthites where your government wants to privatise your airport. Beware Greece where Euro community want you to privatise your public assets.
There is absolutely no reason why a government owned asset cannot perform as well as a private one. Given the government asset can borrow money more cheaply, double the reason.