Graeme

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  1. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    Thanks, Colin. Even though it's not applicable to me (my wife and I have just celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary), I'm really happy that not only will other guys and girls get to marry their partners soon, but the survey made it abundantly clear that majority of Australians have their back. It's that latter point that made me so happy that day. Thanks for sharing yours and Dougs story, too. It's a special time...
  2. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    A reflection piece on what happened last Wednesday: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-18/how-same-sex-marriage-fight-was-different-for-veteran-activists/9159080 My favourite quote:
  3. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    The voting survey: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-14/same-sex-marriage-if-the-survey-says-yes-how-will-your-mp-vote/9104112 On timing of the first weddings: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-16/same-sex-marriage-when-will-the-first-weddings-happen/9156984
  4. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    This is great news. I've been in a happy mood all day. To put things into perpective, more people voted Yes than voted for the winning party at last year's federal election...
  5. Notes

    http://awesomedude.com/cole-parker/notes/notes.htm
  6. As Seen

    I prefer my IT version of that sign. There are three types of people in the world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.
  7. Mark Bingham 9/11

    The Bingham Cup is named after him. That's the world cup of gay rugby, which I believe is an annual international competition (it was held in Sydney in 2014, which is why I know about it).
  8. Son of a Preacherman

    Very nice
  9. National Masturbation Day / Month

    Personally, I'm in favour of a National Masturbation Millennium...
  10. Global cybernet attack

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-13/global-cyber-attack-hits-hospitals,-telecommunications/8523102
  11. Musings

    Just being nit-picky on the first item, but an odd number can be legitimate. If someone marries twice in the same year, the total number of people involved is three (the person and the two people they married). Hence, an odd number of people who got married that year.
  12. Nifty Archive redesign

    The only feedback I have on the recent changes is that browsing old stories is difficult. As I page through multiple loads, my browser gets slower and slower until it effectively becomes unusable. Otherwise, I like the way the site works
  13. Mixing languages

    That's fine when there's a main character, but I don't see how that works with multiple main characters, such as with the George R.R. Martin Game of Thrones series. Which charcter is the narrator there? I can't even pick a single 'main' character that dominates the story. If the story is written as third person omniscient, then the author is the 'narrator', but with third person limited, we're only seeing things from the point of view of one character per scene. The Harry Potter series was largely written in third person limited, from Harry's point of view, but it included scenes in third person from other outside perspectives. That is, what I've seen described as third person restricted, as if narrated by an external observer who can see, but doesn't know what's inside anyone's head. In my case I'm going more for a Game of Thrones style of multiple characters, one of which will be an American.
  14. Mixing languages

    LOL. I'm Australian, so it's the American dialogue I'm most concerned about... Australian English is easy for me
  15. Mixing languages

    Thanks, but first person won't work because there will be a lot of significant characters, each with their own story. The American is a significant character, but he won't be the only one. First person only works if there is one main character (and I dislike multiple first person POV). This story has to be third person for it to work. That means the 'narrator' isn't a character, per se, though with third person limited, it comes close. Okay, it sounds like I should stick to one language...