Well we were talking about Australia and i'm pretty sure the answer's "no".
No, we started going downhill when Howard was elected - 19 years ago. Things improved a bit under Labor, but didn't get anywhere near back to where they were 20 years ago.
Not in Australia, which is where we're talking about.
Why the hell would anybody sue for divorce on the grounds of adultery nowadays? It's just more hassle and more expense and you're still divorced just the same if you do it the no cause way.
20+ years? Politicians only discovered the internet 3 years ago.
Why don't you grow some balls and take action instead of waiting for some hero to save you like a damsel in distress?
Says the AC.
Both Labor and Liberals support this. Its going to happen no matter who you vote for.
No it's not. Vote for the Greens!
Australia was pretty cool. Well, mostly - Queensland was always a rogue state. Sadly we've been going rapidly downhill for about the last 20 years. We're gradually turning into the US - but without the basic freedoms of the US constitution.
Modified Newtonian Dynamics explains it all.
There's plenty of direct evidence for them.
There is no direct evidence of them. If there were, we wouldn't be having this discussion at all.
We've observed huge (galaxy scale) gobs of something that can't be matter as we know it but has mass.
They have not been observed. They have merely been inferred from the behaviour of things which have been observed. However, there are other possible explanations of those phenomena.
It seems to me that whatever particle they theorise, if they try hard enough they can find it sooner or later. That makes me suspect that none of them are actually real, but are just artefacts of the experimental methods, and indicators of some much more fundamental reality - which they are completely failing to see.
[......] LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP)?
You're a bit behind the times - it's more likely to be Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP nowadays.
[......] he still remembers the 20s and 30s quite sharply.
But does he read Slashdot? And, more relevantly, has he got used to the fact that years start with 20 now? The "anonymous reader" obviously hasn't.
I remember the 1960s quite well, but even before the current century started, i was used to years starting with 20.
How far do we have to get into the 21st century before you people stop putting "the year" in front of a year? What else could "by 2030" be referring to? It was arguably ok to write that in the first couple of years of the century, when people were still not used to years starting with "20", rather than "19", but it's not ok any more - it's redundant, clunky, and stupid.