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Comment: Re: Bigger cost than you might think (Score 1) 142

by beav007 (#48331671) Attached to: Australian Post Office Opens Mail Forwarding Warehouse In the USA
Stay close to the beach? Good idea! There are only crocodiles, jellyfish, cone shells, blue ringed octopus, sharks, spiders, snakes, bees, various dangerous species of fish, dingos, and the risk of severe dehydration and sunburn there. You should be fairly safe from the cane toads there.

Comment: Re:Ok we get it already (Score 2, Insightful) 158

by beav007 (#34213562) Attached to: Paper Airplane Touches Edge of Space, Glides Back
Actually, I'd prefer not only to see it happen more often, but striving for higher, and better. Competitions, and most of all, kids involved.

Experiments are a great way to get people interested in science. We don't need to see it reported all the time, but it would be great to see the concept continued and expanded upon.

Comment: Re:What???? (Score 2, Informative) 361

by beav007 (#33972608) Attached to: Australian Visitors Must Declare Illegal Porn To Customs Officers
Not in customs, no. The only things you might get charged for in customs is Kiddie Porn or explosives. As with weapons (including lasers) and food, customs recognise that what the Australian Government calls "Extreme Porn" is legal in other countries, and as long as you hand it over on the way in, it's all good.

The whole point of customs is to stop the stuff coming into the country - that's all. As long as you declare it and hand it over, that's as far as it goes.

Comment: Re:What???? (Score 1) 361

by beav007 (#33968972) Attached to: Australian Visitors Must Declare Illegal Porn To Customs Officers
Declaring to customs != bringing in. If you declare it, the customs officer checks it, takes what's illegal, and you continue on your way. If you don't declare it and the customs officer finds it, it's an $11,000 fine. If you don't declare it, get it through, and then get caught with it, it's up to $275,000 and 10 years jail, and possibly the $11,000 for not declaring it on top of that.

Memory fault -- brain fried