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OldMansCar

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About OldMansCar

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  1. Isn't that the basis of every argument?
  2. You would have to know how Holden is structured internally to know what division the funds go to. The Motorsport division may be plenty profitable and not require funding at all, it is probably dealt with as a separate entity under the Holden badge and therefore appears as a different entry in the books. Yes it all falls under the Holden banner but Im guessing the division causing the losses is the manufacturing division and this is where the money is needed. You would think that one side bails out the other, but Im not sure if Holden operate like that, would need clarification from Holden finance It seems sad that market perceptions can have a such a drastic effect on the lives of many. It is easy to look at this from a larger consumerist/capitalist perspective and yes markets operate like that over time and correct themselves. However we operate in the now and no one wants to try and live in the depression. I understand its a part of the global cycle, doesnt mean its a good thing. Anyone thinking that the mass loss of jobs is a good thing and the market repercussions wont hit them is deluded and sounds like someone who has watched too many YouTube videos or fresh out of their 1st year business degree (not pointing fingers, this statement is in reference to general comments from news.com.au) Not picking fights here but callous statements basically saying 'sucked in you backed the wrong horse, my manufacturer of choice does it better' really don't help the situation or address the problem. These seem to be the norm in the current news coverage comments It baffles my mind that people don think the fallout from 3 car manufacturers failing will impact their own lives
  3. How does that put food on the table for those 1,000's of workers? Everyone knows the mining industry is not sustainable, so thats a short term solution. When the car makers and mining are gone from Australia we are going to have a lot of half skilled workers twiddling their thumbs. Possibly looking at YOUR job
  4. COD: Black Ops 2

    I wondered if i left this a few months whether it would be fixed by the time i get back to it. Seems the opposite. I've played probably 10 hours over the last 2 days and haven't gotten a single decent game. The lag issue seems worse than ever. NAT type is open so no issue there. Just seems that the Treyarch ones suck sooo much worse. done with this, fail game
  5. The 'Alloytec' is made at Fishermans bend along with a few other GM motors. And the opening post is incorrect. The Cruze Hatch is the one made overseas. The sedan is made locally
  6. Technology Giants

    scheme of the world we are ants to these corporations. Our turnover on some of these items would be as large as some of the dealers in the states. I dont think they care, so we keep stealing, shouldnt hit their line too much
  7. The movie heads-up thread

    The Omega Man is what I Am Legend is based on correct? thanks for this thread btw,
  8. things that annoy you

    Its compression. its a technique used to make the ads louder. your TV should have a 'normalise volume' function to even it out. This is likely due to having a poor quality center channel speaker, poorly calibrated 5.1 system, or your player is set up for 5.1 delivery but no 5.1 speakers are attached. if you tell your DVD player to use stereo output only, its likely to fix the problem by playing the center channel (dialogue) through the left and right channels in a mix. Compression on the ads and dynamic range on the movies. The movies sound like good sound should, the ads are clipped to buggery. Just like modern pop/hip hop music vs classic rock. Things that annoy me - loudness war
  9. What was the volume difference between Bunnings and 1 man band?
  10. Its not just the retail you see its the background. Lets say Total Tools close down because everyone buys their Drills online. You've lost not just the physical stores and staff tied to that company but also the Tool companies that sell to it. Gone are Account Managers, Marketing, Customer Service, Service centre, logistics, warehousing. Without the multiple outlets there is less requirement for human capital not just within the retail outlet but everyone effected by its closure. If you buy from overseas that comes out of another departments budget - yes that department will grow but not with local jobs. Jobs may appear overseas, but not here. I think we all know the state of our talent loss to overseas. Retail is not a closed loop, while only 1 million untrained staff rely on it, its the business', the suppliers that sell through that will have the hard time. You need to think of how many companies operate within Australia that risk closing down because their channel doesn't exist. While yes, the brand remains, the local contingent has no use. Thats a hell of a lot more people than 1 million. How many suppliers from Total Tools do you think there are, 1000? How many people do those 1000 suppliers employ, how many of them wont be needed if their channel closes? Thats not a number taken into account during these discussions. While, RETAILERS BRING NOTHING TO OUR ECONOMY, SO OUR ECONOMY WILL LOSE NOTHING WHEN THEY ARE GONE may hold some water, its an industry, an industry with many components, not just the shop floor. Think beyond your immediate self and what you know, think bigger and think of how that trails down to your job. Any effect on any sized industry is felt through a population of 23million
  11. Drills - what's good?

    Possibly a NiCad battery as opposed to the Li Ion that Dewalt use now. I also managed to score a Dewalt 24V with a couple batteries for not too much, helps to know the tool shop guys though The only time Bunnings have ever had a 'sale' was when they had way to much stock of deleted and obsolete product
  12. Drills - what's good?

    Didnt think Stanley made Black and Decker anymore, was pretty much a dead end of their business. Id go Panasonic, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Makita and at a push Dewalt These are tools and brands that bit makers use to test and demo product so should be good enough for round the house
  13. Thanks Chappy, reinforcing everything ive said. Everyone talking about not getting service at stores as an excuse for not buying from them can pretty much rule that out. It is something not needed at all and if that is the only competitive advantage a store front offers then they have no chance. Ill clarify again, not saying we shouldn't buy online, will just hate to see what happens when some of the retailers start disappearing and the knock on effect to the economy and perhaps the job that you currently sit in?
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