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Disko
22nd January 2004, 12:57 PM
Like the poll says. :) Where are you from?

I'm from Adelaide, in South Australia.

Radar
22nd January 2004, 01:25 PM
I ahil from Geelong, Victoria. Which is also what it says in my profile.

purana
22nd January 2004, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Disko@Jan 22 2004, 12:57 PM
Like the poll says. :) Where are you from?

I'm from Adelaide, in South Australia.
I won't hold it against you. *jokes*

I work in North Sydney, and live in South West of Sydney.. out in the macarthur region. Nice area.. lived there most of my life.. Bit of a commute, thats why my long term plan is to move further out (Wagga Wagga is looking to be the place and then work locally in Wagga Wagga, probably csu.edu.au, if I get offered an other job at the place for a little more dosh)

elvis
22nd January 2004, 01:52 PM
Brisvegas baby! :D

decryption
22nd January 2004, 02:19 PM
I reside in a scummy suburb in the middle of Melbourne, thieves, drug addicts and welfare cheats ahoy!

the_argon
22nd January 2004, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by iodine@Jan 22 2004, 01:59 PM
I won't hold it against you. *jokes*
Heh, don't knock it until you try it.

-Adelaide

purana
22nd January 2004, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by the_argon@Jan 22 2004, 02:28 PM
Heh, don't knock it until you try it.

-Adelaide
I won't hold it against you either :) hehe

moth
22nd January 2004, 11:22 PM
Radar, me too, born and bred in Geelong.

stevejay
23rd January 2004, 06:48 AM
A Tassy (and proud!) me :) Hobart, to be specific.

Comet
23rd January 2004, 11:32 PM
Wooohooo, I seem to be the only foreigner so far!!!

Born in Japan, raised in the US, have been living here for the past 5 years :)

Comet
23rd January 2004, 11:36 PM
Heh, don't knock it until you try it.

-Adelaide

If you can't find maccas after walking in the CBD for 30 minutes, you've gotta be in lala land

Disko
23rd January 2004, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by Comet@Jan 24 2004, 12:06 AM

If you can't find maccas after walking in the CBD for 30 minutes, you've gotta be in lala land
... or heaven. :)

Nick_the_Beast
24th January 2004, 12:40 AM
I'm from the mighty south... Tassie! Well, to be perfectly fair, I', slightly more north of the mighty south, but still within mighty boundaries. In other words, Launceston. Go Boonie :) (Oh, ans punter)

Silent
24th January 2004, 08:29 AM
Hmmmm i hail from the Blue Mts....those big mountain things about an hour away from Sydney...w00t.

Shawry
29th January 2004, 11:55 AM
The World's Most Liveable City!!!! Yeah u got it: Melbourne!

Currawong
8th February 2004, 04:12 PM
Ahh...lovely Sydney CBD here...expensive rent, plenty of stabbings and a bartender dying in a garbage bin to add to the Mardi Gras outside my window once a year... I was born in Canberra though.

Comet: Hajimemashite :)

LCGuy
9th February 2004, 10:37 AM
South East Queensland! (I go to uni in Central Queensland though)

sillydog701
9th February 2004, 11:28 AM
I don't see the option of "New Zealand."

Disko
9th February 2004, 11:44 AM
I don't see the option of "New Zealand.""International (please post)" - which you did, so thankyou. :)

pipsqeek
9th February 2004, 12:37 PM
I was born in West of Sydney. Moved to the US at the age of 9 to my disliking.

Moved back on my own accord when I was 13 because I hates the place.

Was living in hurstville for years, but finally bought a place two years ago in southwest sydney.

Loving it.

Steve

codeman
11th February 2004, 12:11 AM
count one more for Geelong :D

MightyAtom
11th February 2004, 04:41 AM
Another one for Adelaide.

Disko
11th February 2004, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by MightyAtom@Feb 11 2004, 05:11 AM
Another one for Adelaide.
woot :ph34r:

pipsqeek
11th February 2004, 09:31 AM
Sydney NSW

Might be moving, just don't know where, and when. I don't like Sydney anymore.

Steve

pipsqeek
11th February 2004, 09:31 AM
Whoops, I had already replied once.

Ah well

Steve

sillydog701
14th February 2004, 04:05 PM
from New Zealand, now in Sydney. I want a "New Zealand" option.

Disko
14th February 2004, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by sillydog701@Feb 14 2004, 04:35 PM
from New Zealand, now in Sydney. I want a "New Zealand" option.
done. :)

the_argon
15th February 2004, 11:15 AM
hehehe - does this mean that NZ is officially a state now or what?

Reload
19th February 2004, 09:21 PM
Orange (300km from syd) or 200km inland from silent

Cory5412
19th February 2004, 11:05 PM
Born and lived in the USA for my whole life (all 16 years of it)

I wouldn't mind going to Australia (or Germany) though :)

umm... can't think of much else to say... 'cept that I live in the USA....

It's... "USA-tastic" here...

/me wanders off to school.

Asher Tuzza
20th February 2004, 01:22 AM
i voted "Northern Territory" but please - dont consider me from darwin - i aint - its alice springs here man...

hawker
20th February 2004, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by Asher Tuzza@Feb 20 2004, 01:22 AM
i voted "Northern Territory" but please - dont consider me from darwin - i aint - its alice springs here man...
Well I am from Darwin B)

Asher Tuzza
20th February 2004, 09:47 AM
poor you!

i am sure you understand - alice springs and darwin are really not related - when they were put in the NT together it was a mistake - in fact so much so that darwin instigated govt pollicy to make sure they wouldnt recognise darwin - they inserted a new boundry for the northern territiory - making it truly northern - they drew the line at berrimah... so alice springs is actually NOT IN A SATE OR TERRITORY at all.... thanks to darwin

cmetom
20th February 2004, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Asher Tuzza@Feb 20 2004, 10:47 AM
poor you!

i am sure you understand - alice springs and darwin are really not related - when they were put in the NT together it was a mistake - in fact so much so that darwin instigated govt pollicy to make sure they wouldnt recognise darwin - they inserted a new boundry for the northern territiory - making it truly northern - they drew the line at berrimah... so alice springs is actually NOT IN A SATE OR TERRITORY at all.... thanks to darwin
weird.

how is the alice? haven't been there since 1995. it was winter, and it was hot. :D

yinyang
21st February 2004, 01:09 AM
born in london, moved to sydney in 96 and just moved to brisbane, where it is pretty hot even at 1am lol!

mhollis
21st February 2004, 01:47 AM
I was born in Kansas have lived mostly in the northern parts of the United States and presently live in New York (apologies to those who dislike the US). I may wind up moving to Connecticut fairly soon if my girlfriend has any say in the matter.

I like the concept of New Zealand becoming an Aussie state. What will they do with the Maori? :blink:

I'm here to glean what information I can out of this forum and to, perhaps, be of some assistance to those who have questions I can answer about the Macintosh.

hawker
21st February 2004, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by Asher Tuzza@Feb 20 2004, 09:47 AM
i am sure you understand - alice springs and darwin are really not related - when they were put in the NT together it was a mistake - in fact so much so that darwin instigated govt pollicy to make sure they wouldnt recognise darwin - they inserted a new boundry for the northern territiory - making it truly northern - they drew the line at berrimah... so alice springs is actually NOT IN A SATE OR TERRITORY at all.... thanks to darwin
Yeah well, the Government are a bunch of W####... What do you expect, they can't even get the first freight train to run on time...Mind you, it was early... (that would be VERY usual for Sydney)!

Asher Tuzza
22nd February 2004, 11:18 AM
its not just the govt - private enterprise cant get their heads arround it either - people in alice have to recognise that darwin exists - private and public secotr - people in darwin refuse to recognise that canberra exists - likewise anything south of berramah...

as for the weather here - two weeks ago we had 37 deg daytime and 28 deg night-time - so yea its HOT - the last couple of days - its been raining so WOW its nice - however we dont usually have any humidity - but in recent times we have been having over 50% humidity - feels like darwin and i am about ready to move to melbourne....

wehopethatyouchoke
23rd February 2004, 12:54 PM
Canberra here. And it looks like I'm the only Canberran.

decryption
23rd February 2004, 01:31 PM
wehopethatyouchoke - Radiohead fan are we? :P

wehopethatyouchoke
23rd February 2004, 03:06 PM
Most certainly, yes!
Well spotted.

sillydog701
23rd February 2004, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by Disko@Feb 14 2004, 05:09 PM
done. :)
Well, but I voted something else, guess I can't change the vote :(

sillydog701
23rd February 2004, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by mhollis@Feb 21 2004, 01:47 AM
I like the concept of New Zealand becoming an Aussie state. What will they do with the Maori? :blink:
I believe Australia will be part of New Zealand, when New Zealand starts to have states. :D
Maoris? They've been treated very well, as always.

Byrd
23rd February 2004, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by wehopethatyouchoke@Feb 23 2004, 03:06 PM
Most certainly, yes!
Well spotted.
Welcome - so got your Radiohead tix then? I do :D

Cory5412
23rd February 2004, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by sillydog701@Feb 23 2004, 04:42 PM
I believe Australia will be part of New Zealand, when New Zealand starts to have states. :D
Maoris? They've been treated very well, as always.
Isn't Maori the native language of NewZealand?

They'll keep it around because it's got some cool words, or they'll lleave it to the libraries, who are using KOHA now, to keep track of books. (www.koha.com or www.koha.org I believe)

Asher Tuzza
24th February 2004, 12:15 AM
in the war many years ago they got the mauries to talk on the radios... the enimie thought it was code and COULD NOT BREAK IT - they didnt realise it was another language nor what words ment what in the other language....

intresting facts of history...

sillydog701
24th February 2004, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by Cory5412@Feb 23 2004, 11:16 PM
Isn't Maori the native language of NewZealand?
Maori is another official language in New Zealand.
Also, the people who first discovered New Zealand.

kim jong il
24th February 2004, 06:30 AM
Originally posted by mhollis@Feb 21 2004, 01:47 AM
I was born in Kansas ..........presently live in New York (apologies to those who dislike the US).
I may wind up moving to Connecticut fairly soon if my girlfriend has any say in the matter.

Do not apologise for anything. We are a generally tolerant people if nothing else. Me? Dislike the USA, not as such. Its more of a foriegn policy thing. I enjoyed some absolutely outstanding and memorable hospitality courtesy of the US army years ago. It still gives me a warm feeling thinking of it now. They were brilliant. The enlisted men that is. The officers behaved appropriately. They were pretty damned good too. I'm guessing you are generally nice people. Just different..........

Your girlfriend wants you to move to connecticut? I'm guessing that's a long way from her :lol:

OK, I've had my fun, where is it? I know I could look in an atlas, but indulge me

cheers, kim

kim jong il
24th February 2004, 06:39 AM
Sorry, melbourne.

the most liveable city? I wouldn't know about that. Most places I have been have something to recommend them. I could even say a few polite words about sydney :blink:

cheers, kim

kim jong il
24th February 2004, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by Asher Tuzza@Feb 24 2004, 12:15 AM
in the war many years ago they got the mauries to talk on the radios... the enimie thought it was code and COULD NOT BREAK IT - they didnt realise it was another language nor what words ment what in the other language....

intresting facts of history...
I had not heard this one. I definitely new that the US army used Navajo (name of nation, people, language) during WWII to good effect.

cheers, kim

Disko
24th February 2004, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by bYrd@Feb 23 2004, 05:37 PM
Welcome - so got your Radiohead tix then? I do :D
As do i. ;)

vort
24th February 2004, 10:42 AM
Brissie, qld :)

Disko
6th May 2004, 04:07 PM
*bump* :)

Phillip
6th May 2004, 05:45 PM
melbourne ;)

WonderBoy
6th May 2004, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Nick_the_Beast@Jan 24 2004, 12:40 AM
I'm from the mighty south... Tassie! Well, to be perfectly fair, I', slightly more north of the mighty south, but still within mighty boundaries. In other words, Launceston. Go Boonie :) (Oh, ans punter)
Booooooooooonnnie!!!!! Dead set legend!

WonderBoy
6th May 2004, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by sillydog701+Feb 24 2004, 01:08 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (sillydog701 @ Feb 24 2004, 01:08 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Cory5412@Feb 23 2004, 11:16 PM
Isn&#39;t Maori the native language of NewZealand?
Maori is another official language in New Zealand.
Also, the people who first discovered New Zealand. [/b][/quote]
I heard (off a Maori no less) that there were other people in New Zealand and the Maoris came over and ate them all. No kidding :D

kudos
6th May 2004, 08:31 PM
I&#39;m from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, UK.

II reside with my girlfriend in Helsinki, Finland.

I&#39;m currently in Byron Bay, NSW and will be in Oz until
next March.

Kudos

BigX
27th May 2004, 08:28 PM
Adelaide :)

the_OM
27th May 2004, 10:53 PM
Born in ireland, moved to western australia when i was young.
Moved to brisbane in 97..... been here ever since.

InfiniteAnthony
31st May 2004, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by wehopethatyouchoke@Feb 23 2004, 12:54 PM
Canberra here. And it looks like I&#39;m the only Canberran.
Im from canberra too wehopethatyouchoke

That makes 2

CyBrTaz
1st March 2005, 02:08 PM
Wagga Wagga, Riverina, South West New South Wales.

Before now, Canberra, Sydney.

iSlayer
1st March 2005, 02:12 PM
Hobart

markh
1st March 2005, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Xedos@May 31 2004, 10:15 AM
Im from canberra too wehopethatyouchoke

That makes 2
I&#39;m from Canberra two.. Was born here, just have spent alot of time travelling overseas with parents and own also.

Pej
1st March 2005, 02:34 PM
Grew up and spent the first 18 years of my life on Phillip Island, and then moved to Melbourne for uni. Working in Glen Waverely and living in Southbank, Melbourne. :lol:

josh_c
1st March 2005, 02:47 PM
I&#39;m a queenslandaaa (go the mighty maroons&#33;).

Queensland...beautiful one day, perfect the next&#33;

careck
1st March 2005, 02:54 PM
I&#39;m from Berlin, Germany. Moved to Sydney in October 2003 with my wife and son who&#39;s now 3 years old. I have NO idea what brought us here, but I guess we&#39;re going to stay. It&#39;s not too bad here :)

alexxx
1st March 2005, 02:55 PM
wollongong, nsw, home to aus&#39;s best beaches :D

MacV
1st March 2005, 03:43 PM
Adelaide for me too.

luztra
1st March 2005, 03:47 PM
Originally from NSW; moved to Mandurah, WA three years ago.

Benjamin
1st March 2005, 03:48 PM
From Qld now live in Sydney would rather be living in Melbourne

panda
1st March 2005, 04:22 PM
Bendigo then Melbourne now Geelong

downsys
1st March 2005, 05:11 PM
wait, what&#39;s all this talk about Radiohead tix?
Last year&#39;s show was a bomb though, nearly as good as A Perfect Circle (of course, that&#39;s my fav. band, nothing can top that :P)

anyway, to keep to the topic, here&#39;s from Malaysia :)

but of course, currently it Toorak, Melbourne.

mdmcholet
1st March 2005, 05:13 PM
From Auckland, NZ, but lived in Sydney for the past 8+ years

paulharrop
1st March 2005, 06:46 PM
Melbourne???

Isn&#39;t that somewhere south of Ballarat. Who owns the pub down there now&#33;&#33;

I live in Brisbane capital of the Smart State (sic).

Nice place in winter though. That&#39;s why most of Victoria is up here in May, June and July.

natakim
1st March 2005, 08:04 PM
melbourne for the first 27 years, the last six have been spent between melbourne and various parts of indonesia.

Paxton
1st March 2005, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by alexxx@Mar 1 2005, 02:55 PM
wollongong, nsw, home to aus&#39;s best beaches :D
I could challenge you there, being from &#39;The Shire&#39; and all.

Born in the Central Coast, which, when visiting relatives up there now, i can see how much of a hole it is, and how glad I am that my parents were smart enough to move back to &#39;The Shire&#39; when I was 12, and then marrying a local girl, made no incentive to move out. Gods Country is Great&#33; Just a warning, you need a Passport to enter the &#39;Insular Peninsular&#39; (as one Teacher from High School called it&#33;)









By The Way, For anybody That doesn&#39;t know where &#39;The Shire&#39; or Gods Country is, it is The Sutherland Shire, about 25 KMs South of the City, and known as &#39;Gods Country&#39; by the Locals.

warren21
1st March 2005, 08:37 PM
Four seasons in one day..... Melbourne&#33;&#33; :D

gmask1
1st March 2005, 08:52 PM
Melbourne for me too.

Next favoritist places are Adelaide, Auckland, Vienna and London, in roughly that order.

Even though I loath Sydney, I can still say with absolute certainty that of all the cities in Australia to fly into after spending time abroad, Sydney is the one that tells me I&#39;m home. Or very nearly home. :)

PS. I loath Sydney because everytime I go there, it&#39;s for work, and I work in Logistics out at Yennora and St Marys. After two years doing this, I&#39;m sooo over Sydney...

AusMac
2nd March 2005, 12:49 AM
My father-in-law once told me that he knew of a man named Archangel Gabriel and his address was;
Never Never.,
The Promised Land.

yeah., and add NSW

edited to explain that this post was related to that of "the shire"
edited again to say that my father-in-law also said that Griffith NSW had the best spring and autumn weather he had seen anywhere in the world. Mind you .. he didn&#39;t make summer/winter comments.

AusMac
2nd March 2005, 01:04 AM
Actually, my father stated that Sydney was the best city in the world.. for a rat race... When i asked why.., he returned;
Sydney is situated in one of the most exceptional climatic locations.
Not many cities are.
Sydney has the best harbour of any city in the world.
Sydney has it all.
The only thing wrong .. is the limitation on water supply.

Edited to say: The only thing wrong .. apart from bad layout design...

konni
2nd March 2005, 08:27 AM
Originally posted by sillydog701@Feb 23 2004, 04:42 PM
I believe Australia will be part of New Zealand, when New Zealand starts to have states. :D
Maoris? They&#39;ve been treated very well, as always.

I wouldn&#39;t mind if Australia or even just NSW was a part of New Zealand ... you could change it to NZW - New Zealand West. Imagine that - I&#39;d be politically and ethically happy. Of course it would mean Howard was left behind and Carr demoted.
:P

Chr1s
2nd March 2005, 10:20 AM
Melbourne, but soon to be Singapore. *bop* :D

Bolt
2nd March 2005, 04:12 PM
I&#39;m international here. I&#39;m from Chicago. But, I&#39;m moving to Brisbane in Jan of 2006 for my graduate studies at Griffith.

AusMac
5th March 2005, 02:51 AM
Griffith is such a unusual place name yet there is at least one city in the US and one in Australia named Griffith, there is also a suburb in Canberra and a university in Brisbane named Griffith.

neilrobinson
10th July 2005, 12:43 AM
well i am from WA :P

looking at moving oneday thou, i want to be somewhere warm in winter 2007 maybe top end of Queensland ;) i hate this cold weather...

neil

tommyx
10th July 2005, 02:19 AM
From Singapore. Currently in Indooroopilly QLD for studies :)

mvjs
10th July 2005, 09:27 AM
Well I&#39;m in Melbourne, Victoria.

But I lived in Auchenflower (Toowong), Brisbane, Queensland only 2 years ago.

But I don&#39;t even have the slightest regret about making the move. Melbourne has a lot more Apple Centres and a lot more intresting, with a lot more tech events.

Thumbs up for Melbourne :)

fallerg
10th July 2005, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by the_argon@Jan 22 2004, 02:28 PM
Heh, don&#39;t knock it until you try it.

-Adelaide


I have tried/ trying it and i dont like it&#33; I have lived in London, and (I know I shouldn&#39;t, its boring&#33;) :D

DJY
10th July 2005, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by wehopethatyouchoke@Feb 23 2004, 12:54 PM
Canberra here. And it looks like I&#39;m the only Canberran.
I&#39;m also in Canberra... and now there are seven recorded votes for ACT... but I suspect there more still a few lurkers around.

Been in Canberra for 4yrs.
Born and raised in Launceston TAS, and moved aroun alot the past 16 or so years...
Melb, Perth, Up north, country NSW & VIC, overseas, phew...
Needed to stop in one place for more than a year or two.

3dward_Shaddow
10th July 2005, 04:37 PM
Perth W.A. born and bred.
I shall go exploring one day, NZ I think will be my first stop. I hear nothing but good reports B)

Actualy its a wonder you put WA on the poll, didnt know you guys over in the Eastern States knew about us&#33; :P

macdonald
10th July 2005, 08:24 PM
First 23 years: Adelaide
Next 8 years: Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, JAPAN working at Disneyland
Next 8 years: Lakewood, Montrose & finally La Crescenta CA USA as data entry monkey for Aussie Immigration in LA
Last 2 years: Back in good ol&#39; quiet ADELAIDE - My U.S. wife hasn&#39;t made up her mind yet <_< She misses family, COSTCO, 24 hour shopping, cheaper cars, cheaper petrol, cheaper electronics etc. and not necessarily in that order ;)

Ozi
10th July 2005, 10:24 PM
Its Victoria&#33; Victoria by a nose&#33; A thrilling finish&#33; :P

Melbourne is a great place to live. :) Thats obviously why the largest fraction of our intelligent users chose to live there. ;)

mvjs
10th July 2005, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by Ozi@Jul 10 2005, 10:24 PM
Its Victoria&#33; Victoria by a nose&#33; A thrilling finish&#33; :P

Melbourne is a great place to live. :) Thats obviously why the largest fraction of our intelligent users chose to live there. ;)
You&#39;re right on it&#33;

It&#39;s the &#39;Worlds Most Livible City&#33;&#39;

Australias&#39; Safest City&#33;

Holds the Biggest Shopping Centre in the Southern Hemisphere&#33;

I LOVE Melbourne, you&#39;re on the dot their Ozi

And thats why 27.67% of AppleTalkians like there and 1/4 of Australia or 3.8 Million Australians&#33;

Now you know all the Stats and figures of Melbourne

spargo
11th July 2005, 08:04 AM
I agree it is best to list it like this:

Born: Ayr, North Queensland
Moved to Brisbane in 1988, Age 10
Brought house in Northgate, Brisbane in 2002, Age 24
Moved to W14, West Kensington, London in 2004
Still in London..

Will be moving back to either Melbourne or Brisbane, late 2006..

plod2
11th July 2005, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by the_argon@Feb 15 2004, 11:15 AM
hehehe - does this mean that NZ is officially a state now or what?
only when the wallabys beat the all blacks

plod2
11th July 2005, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by WonderBoy@May 6 2004, 05:49 PM
Maori is another official language in New Zealand.
Also, the people who first discovered New Zealand.
I heard (off a Maori no less) that there were other people in New Zealand and the Maoris came over and ate them all. No kidding :D [/quote]
yes thats true , they were the moriori(sorry about the spelling) they apparently made a good sunday roast

plod2
11th July 2005, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by Cory5412@Feb 23 2004, 11:16 PM
Isn&#39;t Maori the native language of NewZealand?

They&#39;ll keep it around because it&#39;s got some cool words, or they&#39;ll lleave it to the libraries, who are using KOHA now, to keep track of books. (www.koha.com or www.koha.org I believe)
the maori language is about the only language where fucker is not a swear word(spelt whaka)

Sambo
11th July 2005, 02:34 PM
GO&#33; Adelaide&#33;

internet
11th July 2005, 03:35 PM
perth. probably moving to melbourne mid-2006