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Listen to USA vs Australia stream

Equiped with nothing but an iPhone, how might I listen to the USA vs Australia friendly match that's due to start in a few hours? English language is a must, but I don't care what flavour.
posted by Jimbob on Jun 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Fieldings Folly

Why, now that the Australian government's "Alcopops" tax has failed to pass, does the government owe liquor manufacturers money? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Mar 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Voting remotely

We've recently moved from one Australian state (NT) to another Australian state (Tasmania), and have neglected to update our voting registration details. Aware that an election is about to take place in the NT, I started looking into changing my voter registration, only to discover that the election is happening this Saturday, and it's probably too late for the change to take effect! Am I likely to get into trouble for going to the electoral office in Hobart to vote in the NT election, given that while I remain on the electoral roll in the NT, my actual residence is now in Tasmania? Or should I just send in the voter registration change-of-address forms as quickly as possible and hope for the best?
posted by Jimbob on Aug 5, 2008 - 11 answers

I just want somewhere to live, honestly.

Am I about to get screwed over in regards to the house I'm buying, that's currently being renovated? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Mar 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Books about Down Under

Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Feb 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Why are my GPS locations so damn accurate?

Why is my Magellan Promark 3 GPS receiver picking up a correction signal from WAAS in northern Australia? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Nov 1, 2007 - 6 answers

What to do when the GST is too big for you?

Registering for the GST in Australia for a small consulting job; do we have to? What if we don't? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Sep 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Getting my prints sent to me.

What's the best mail-order digital photo printing service for Australians at the moment? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Apr 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Migrating Slang

Here in the far-flung reaches of the English-speaking world, we're constantly being told our local language is being taken over by "American Slang". But does it go the other way? Are there any British / Australian / New Zealand or wherever phrases and words that have become commonly used by people in North America recently? Do Brooklynites ever exclaim "Crikey!" or "Bloody Hell!"?
posted by Jimbob on Oct 27, 2006 - 50 answers

Getting around LAX

International travel for dummies. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jul 25, 2005 - 14 answers

Hosting packages for Aussies?

I was just about to sign up to a quite nice looking hosting deal with 1and1, when I discovered it's available to US and Canadian Residents Only. This, of course, completely pissed me off. Does anyone know of any packages comparable to their Linux Business Hosting that are available to poor Aussies like me?
posted by Jimbob on Jul 19, 2004 - 12 answers

FM Transmitter That Plugs Into PC And Transmits to House Appliances?

I'm looking for a gadget - essentially a low powered stereo FM transmitter I can plug into the sound output of my PC and broadcast the music on my harddrive to the various clock radios and stereos around my house. I guess a 30m range would be ample (although it does have to get through some pretty thick walls). So far the closest thing I've found are tiny battery-powered transmitters designed to plug into a CD-walkman and sit next to your car stereo while you drive - pretty useless for my purposes. Does anyone out there know of a suitable transmitter? And here's the crunch - do you think it would even be legal in Australia?
posted by Jimbob on Dec 13, 2003 - 8 answers

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