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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:02:58 PM on 13 October 2021.
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Jaycar Sign


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:48:53 AM on 14 October 2021.
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If I were to be really picky I'd list the following, based on general sign-writing conventions:-

1. The Jaycar logo is the old version, though I am a frequent visitor to the Gore Hill store and know the sign has been there since Jaycar moved back in there many years ago.
2. Carparking is two words.
3. The word "Customers" on the second line should have a small C.
4. There should be no fullstop after the word "only". Signs don't get written with fullstops.
5. The word "customers" on the fourth line doesn't apply if the car is parked contrary to the sign. That should be deleted and replaced with "moron", "idiot", "imbecile", etc.

If I've missed anything else, blame it on the time. It's ten to one in the morning and I am normally in slumberland by now. Wink

I was in there today at about 11:30 buying a power supply.

On an unrelated note, Jaycar is 40 years old this year, following the merger of John Carr Electronics and Bill Edge Electronics.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:19:33 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Yes, the silly part is that the sign should say "at owner's expense", not customer's (and apostrophe applies because it's possessive case).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:05:50 PM on 14 October 2021.
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One way of scaring your customers away lol.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:08:29 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Comment deleted.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:54:54 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Pete, please don't. I don't need Gary Johnstone's solicitor smashing down my front door.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:18:19 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Hardly Brad , People are entitled to say what food is rubbish or where they shop.
But , I don't have a issue with you deleting it
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:35:49 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Jaycar's founder Gary Johnston died in March, two weeks after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Their CEO is Michael Newsom.

I have no problem with Jaycar. I think we are lucky to have it. The USA lost Radio Shack stores and the UK lost Maplin stores.

Altronics has a mere one store presence in NSW.

I really wish that Dick Smith had not sold out to The Grocer, which then proceeded to drive DSE into the ground and killed Tandy, too.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:57:10 PM on 14 October 2021.
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I had issues with illeterate & people with no ueable work skills back in the late 70's & it has not improved much, as far as I can see. A lot thimk they are priveledged & wont work & a lot have no skills & training in anything useable. The local Safe way is haveing one hell of a job getting suitable employable people. Virtually no young ones.

ABC Radio news frequently reminds me that grammar (not the only thing) has gone out the window there. I do not know if it was honesty, or illiteracy, but on numerous occassions that have informed us that Victoria has a "Mental" Health Minister? Really need a sane one: Fail!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:03:56 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Pete, it's not so much what was said but the way it was put. The only problem I have is that I don't want to be sued and I don't edit anyone's comments lightly. I can't take on a company worth around $100m. To a small extent, I agree with part of what you said, though I have bought some pretty good things there too. I have three sinewave inverters from Jaycar that simply will not die, despite the punishment they get.

When I go camping I use the one built into my car to power a couple of camp fridges and this is a big load on a 400W inverter which has little chance to keep cool.

Dreadful news about Gary though. I had no idea about that. I wonder how he managed to get that. I've been around asbestos most of my early work life and thankfully I am still clean - confirmed with Xrays and CT scans well after the 30 year trigger period. I did hear about two years ago that he was planning on retiring.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 9:04:59 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Victoria has a "Mental" Health Minister?

The NSW Minister for Health is a Hazzard.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 9:16:19 PM on 14 October 2021.
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I remember back during the Greiner years, Brad Hazzard was the Chairman of the NSW StaySafe Committee - the roundtable that decided our road rules. I guess it is an unfortunate name for the roles he's held.

For entertainment, at the moment I am watching the Dukes of Hazzard on DVD. It is only now that I appreciate what a good actor Boss Hogg was.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 10:12:18 PM on 14 October 2021.
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I wonder how he managed to get that.

Mesothelioma is a terrible and debilitating form of cancer. It can take up to 50 years to appear, and it's almost certainly fatal. Some people develop it from cigarettes with asbestos fibres in the filters.

I don't know how Gary was exposed to it, but if he ever lived in a fibro house (or altered/demolished one) then it could have come from there.

The fact that he died so soon after diagnosis suggests either a very late diagnosis or maybe he chose not to fight it. An ex boss of mine -- a heavy smoker -- died very soon after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He told his wife that he didn't want chemo and to "let him go". Like Gary, he died very soon after retiring.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 10:57:23 PM on 14 October 2021.
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I still have vivid memories of former NSW Governor, Rear Admiral Sir David Martin and his predicament with the same disease. Every time he attended a vice-regal function he has an oxygen cylinder and giving set with him. It ain't a good way to go, that is for sure.

When I am sleeping, for some reason I can sense when my blanket is even just partially covering my nose - even when it's not touching and I always push it away because it makes me feel uneasy. I can only imagine what it is like for those who have the same problem internally and cannot push it away.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 4:15:00 PM on 15 October 2021.
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..ever lived in a fibro house..

I lived in a fibro house '62 > '68 including in its new fibro-construction ('63) extension! Have two small inert lung nodules - were found ~5 yrs ago (maybe related?)


 
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