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Anyone Else Finding BF: 2042 Unplayable?

2 days with it so far and it's giving me nightmares. It's just so buggy and flimsy. No disconnecting/crashing issues thankfully but navigating through menus, changing classes, checking …

Not Happy with PlayStation 5 Console Design Aesthetics

Just got my console today after months of putting it off. Found it for a good price and I was always going to get one after getting almost a decade of use out of my Ps4. No complaints about the …

Why Isn't Coconut Water Served in More Places?

Cafes and restaurants don't have it. Airlines don't have it. Most cafeterias or canteens don't have it. Hospitals - lol. Vending machines - never seen it. I can understand places …

Why Are People Paying for Childcare While WFH?

Since most parents rely on childcare subsidies, I guess the question could also be "why are WE (the taxpayer) paying for childcare even though it's not currently needed?" This has me …

Rules for Entering Different States via International Flight Transit?

I have a travel exemption and will be flying out to Europe next month, however I still haven't booked a flight yet as I'm still looking for the best price/route. Qatar Airways is very good …

Worth Buying a PS5 Yet?

I think I asked this question a few months ago and most people agreed it wasn't really worth the hassle and investment given the limited run of games. Has anything changed? Stock availability …

EB Games Australia

Is EB games still doing home delivery during lockdown?

With only the government's business partners allowed to operate at the moment, seems like the only option to buy games is online. I know most eBay retailers are still running but not sure if …

Is everyone WFH again (corporate)?

After the announcement yesterday that masks are compulsory in all indoor places, my company sent us all home. They offered to hand out masks to all 600 employees but there was a lot of resistance …

Why Is Everyone So Fat When Grocery Spending Is So Low?

Some recent research I conducted led me to this: I'm always sceptical of survey data but I've checked others and most of them have similar statistics. Eg, family with 2 kids spends an …

The Shortcoming of Modern Day Redundancies

Do any companies still do a 4-week notice period or is it standard to just be paid out and escorted off-site right away? I've seen both big and small businesses go for the quick route of canning …

Any Banks That Aren't Completely Woke?

Seems like every Aussie bank has gone hardcore over the last decade with social justice/political bragging. It's becoming tiresome seeing them pretend to care about every vocal cause that gets …

Any Experiences with Beard Transplants?

I have a few large spots of alopecia on my face, might of been due to various issues with my skin as a teenager. Most of my facial hair is pretty thin anyway so I'm considering a transplant to …

Constantly being called by scammers/telemarketers/bots even after changing my number!

I know there is an issue in Australia with so many foreign telemarketing ploys and scams going around, but how are these people/bots getting my number? I was receiving up to 3 calls a day on my last …

Do You Enjoy Car Shopping?

I watch a lot of car industry videos from the US and the sentiment seems to be that most people despise the car buying process, mostly because of scummy dealers and salesmen. I've always felt …

Are There Are Any Car Wash Places That Don't Wreck Your Paint?

I've visited every so-called "hand car wash" and have instantly driven away after seeing how they're run. It's just a bunch of students being paid to scrub a car with a …

Reputable Tattoo Places in Sydney?

I had a falling out with my regular artist who I've always trusted so I need a new place to finish off my progress tattoo. Main thing I've always been concerned about is hygiene and safety …

Speaking to HR - Do I Have Privilege of Confidentiality?

I've been working on a plan to ask for a salary renegotiation from my employer. The thing is, I literally have no idea how this works at my company. There are no open platforms where this can be …

What are the advantages of private health insurance?

I've had more health problems than I can count but thankfully Australia's public healthcare system is pretty good, even with so many people abusing it (seeing the ER even though it's …

How many accidents have been caused by random speed limit drops on the freeway?

I've personally 3 accidents in my lifetime caused by sudden changes to the speed on a highway, 2 of them came in the last few years since they released the new law that requires you to slow down …

PS5 or first gaming PC?

Was initially really keen on the Ps5 but the more I think of it, I don't really need it. I still have a healthy backlog of Ps4 games to play and it looks like a lot of new releases will be …

People smoking in no-smoking zones?

Has anyone else noticed this recently or has it always been common? It's like security is too busy enforcing all the COVID runaround regulations so they haven't bothered enforcing …

Work Full-Time with Tax Paid Every Fortnight, but ATO Telling Me I Owe $3k

Looking for some very general financial advice here as I haven't had time to speak to a tax man yet. Basically I work full time on a salary ($80k). I get paid every fortnight with about $700 in …

Qantas

Qantas Introducing No Jab - No Fly Policy

Is there a legal precedent to this? How is a major airline allowed to take it upon themselves to mandate medical decisions on behalf of the public? By comparison, would it be acceptable for …

What's the highest "loyalty tax" you've ever paid on insurance?

The old trick back in the day was to increase premiums by an inconspicuous amount like $12. Over thousands of policyholders that could add up to a lot of free money. But I swear insurers aren't …

Using the emergency room as a GP?

As someone with poor health who's prone to unexpected trips to the ER quite often, I've always noticed that there are way too many people who are not in an emergency. Most are there because …

How Popular Is Utopia (Aussie Series?)

just came across this on STAN a few days ago and I can't believe I never heard of it. It's probably the funniest, most realistic and firmly prodding satire I've ever seen. Have I been …

Service NSW

NSW Toll Relief Limitations

So after going to renew my rego, thinking that the $6,230 I spent on tolls last year would net me the Toll Relief and get me a free rego, I left disssapointed. Turns out that you're only …

Some COVID-19 workplace restrictions should become permanent

Even after thise whole pandemic is over, is everyone really going to ignore how many positive learning experiences we gained from it? We have basically proven to ourselves that working remotely is a …

Samsung Galaxy S20 - Can't Use Headphones?!

Does anyone else with this phone notice the same problem? For some reason I can't use any external headphones or earbuds. I tried using earphones from my old Huawei, and even though it fits into …

What's a Good PS4 Game during Social Isolation?

I just completed Bloodborne in like 6 days. I'm already up to my 17th playthrough of Dark Souls 3. I need a new time waster. Preferably something I can play with random online. How's the …

How can anyone possibly complain about Australian welfare?

I'm sorry, but I have to vent here. I probably deserve the dose of stupidity I've experienced the last couple of days because it's my fault for spending so much time reading social …

Worth Buying Second Hand PS4?

My PS4 died last week. I don't play it that much since the Switch is my main console for now but I've still got 3-4 games on my backlog I wanted to play. There's no confirmation yet …

Male working in woman dominated office?

Has anyone got experience similar to mine? I've been in this job for 2 years now, am quite happy, but the entire department (about 45 people) is mostly female. I'm one of only 5 males in …

Optus

Looking to Ditch Optus Mobile - but Still Need Optus Sport! Anyone Got It on Pre-Paid?

Hey peeps Been with Optus for a few years and my phone plan is up for renewal later this week. I'm thinking of either pre-ordering the S20 or getting the Note 10. I was thinking of ditching …

What's with the ads condemning rudeness to fast food employees?

I haven't stepped foot inside a fast food joint for years, but surely the rude customers are not bad enough to warrant government advertising? We all have tough jobs. In fact, I'm willing …

[NSW] Living in San Souci/Kogarah - travel to the city?

San Souci is apparently known for being a beautiful place to live, with scenery, serenity, and close proximity to beaches. But I hear the travel convenience is horrid. The 19km journey to the city …

Real Estate Market Plagued by Unclear Advertising?

Had this been an ongoing complaint in the industry or is it just me? In searching for places to rent or buy, I've noticed a very consistent habit among listers to either not disclose the price …

Do Companies Give Small Pay-Rises Every Year to Discourage Salary Negotiations?

This came up in a discussion with a friend; he's been at the same company for 6 years, and has gotten a small pay-bump almost every year (except once or twice) without even asking. Each time it …

Moving to Sydney to work in CBD - best/cleanest areas?

Been back and forth between Sydney and Melbourne for the last few years, mainly due to shifting careers and family arrangements. Now, I've been offered a dream job in the CBD which will require …

Why are people so clueless at two-lane roundabouts? (image)

EDIT: Close-up: https://imgur.com/a/Uhb175T Full version: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ma7Z1YhS6xgqyM7k9 I've marked each lane with 1 and 2 for reference. I go past this roundabout every day and …

QLD Fines for for Mobile Phone Usage While Driving Is Going up to $1000

Fining drivers for mobile phone use has become the government's #yolo It's turned into such a massive fad that's its been dominating the talk shows with constant new warnings of …

We Need a New Name for Manual Cars

I don't know whether it's just ignorance or trying to pretend to be cool, but I'm noticing everybody seems to be calling their car a 'manual' because it has tiptronic paddle …

Why do so many people think eating out is a waste of money?

Eating out is like the devil to financially savvy people. I can't believe how bad of a reputation its gotten, when in reality it hardly makes a difference to your finances. Here's the math …

Australian advertising has gotten so cringewrothy

I'm struggling to get by these days with all the utter trash seen in Australian advertising. I can't even think of the right words for it. Keep in mind a lot of this comes from my …

Washing Cars Is Rigged

It makes no sense at all and there's absolutely no consistency to it. I've followed all the 'rules' of car washing to avoid scratches and swirls - used a pressure washer, pre-wash …

Best dash cam to use?

I bought XCD dash cam from JBHIFI for $39 and got exactly what I paid for - junk. Battery only lasts about 20 minutes and is already glitchy and unreliable. How much should I spend on a proper, …

Best Company for Pre-Purchase Mechanical Inspections?

Does it make a (big) difference who I use? I was looking at NRMA but their prices seem a little high. Would their findings yield more information than another independent inspector? I'm not so …

Buying a Car That Has Finance Owing - Yay or Nay?

So after months of searching, driving around to countless places and dodgy sellers, I've found a dream buy. Price is high but fair for the model and km's. Long story short is that the …

Car Year or Kilometres Travelled - What's More Important?

I suspected this was an obvious question but it seems like a lot of people disagree with me. I say kilometres travelled is far more important than manufactured year. I'd rather a 10 year old car …

Manual V6 or V8 Car - what are my options?

EDIT - Looks like Holdens or Fords are my only real option (aside from utes). Suggestions? I've never driven anything that's not Japanese or Korean. Leather interior is kind of a must for …