From: Kevin Gleeson on 24 Nov 2009 17:43
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 23:00:56 +1100, "Nev.." <idiot(a)mindless.com>
>Zebee Johnstone wrote:
>> But... most people just want to pass the exam. ASk any teacher.
>It's not just the students who want to pass the tests. The instructors
>want them to pass too, so that they can boast about their training
>record to prospective students. There are driving schools in Melbourne
>who guarantee that you will pass at the first attempt. Mind you, with
>the new minimum 120hrs practice before you take your licence test,
>anyone who fails at the first attempt obviously has no aptitude for the
>task and should be banned from driving for life. When I was learing my
>instructor thought I was ready after about 6.5 hrs total driving
>experience. I'd have turned 30 before I could afford to pay for 120 hrs
120 hours instruction? Or 120 hours logbooked?
Christ, I had my pilots licence with less than 120 hours.
From: Pietro on 24 Nov 2009 18:36
"Diogenes" <cynic(a)society.sux.ok> wrote in message
> On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:36:59 +0930, "Pietro" <noone(a)dontbesilly.com>
>>It has expected ways of doing things, because it is text based and thread
>>based. People look for replies to their posts directly linked by this
>>Interwebby server thingo not in some other random post further down the
>>thread, or off in some other thread altogether.
>>You however, continue to ignore convention and wonder why you don't get
>>replies you hope for.
> I'm relatively comfortable with the idea that Zebee saw the message
> and has chosen to ignore it. Zebee rarely responds to any messages
> from me. This is fine by me. I doubt the outcome would have been any
> different had I followed your fascist idea of Usenet protocols.
Picture this - a group of people sitting around a table in a pub having a
Two of them go to the bar to get more drinks and continue the conversation.
One then says something to the effect of "why didn't one of the others
respond to the question I just asked?" to which his somewhat bemused mate
responds "because he's still over at the table, if you want him to answer
your question you should ask him over there".
First then gets all affronted and calls his mate a fascist for trying to
dictate how he runs his life and conducts his conversations.
Guess which party you are in this scenario?
From: theo on 24 Nov 2009 18:48
On Nov 24, 1:03 pm, "George W Frost" <georgewfr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> "theo" <theodo...(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote in message
> In WA as I believe in QLD, you must have an accompanying 'instructor'
> when on L plates. The law says that that person may be riding another
> motor cycle or be a pillion on the learners bike. I don't think I've
> ever seen the second option exercised.
> Just trying to visualize a 15year old riding a moped with his mother on the
At 15, he is already taller and heavier than his mother.
From: theo on 24 Nov 2009 18:51
On Nov 24, 1:18 pm, "George W Frost" <georgewfr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Now Kev, you are not trying to say that all drivers can reverse park are
> Training people to reverse park, doesn't automatically make them into a
> great reverase parker.
> Yet, they still seem to get their piece of paper
> I would make a guesstimation that only 15% of drivers can revers park
Some people can only spell reverse right two times out of four.
From: Kevin Gleeson on 24 Nov 2009 18:54
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:48:27 -0800 (PST), theo
>On Nov 24, 1:03�pm, "George W Frost" <georgewfr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> "theo" <theodo...(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote in message
>> In WA as I believe in QLD, you must have an accompanying 'instructor'
>> when on L plates. The law says that that person may be riding another
>> motor cycle or be a pillion on the learners bike. I don't think I've
>> ever seen the second option exercised.
>> Just trying to visualize a 15year old riding a moped with his mother on the
>At 15, he is already taller and heavier than his mother.
My god-daughter at age 7 could sit on my Blackbird, hold the
handlebars and put both feet firmly on the pegs. She must be 12-13 now
(haven't seen her for a couple of years). God knows how tall she'd be
now. 4-5 years time her dad is going to be sitting on the front
verandah with a shotgun though . . .