Basically... they record measurements of stuff (such as, say, sound from a microphone), and display them as a wave on a graph (i.e. voltage against time). They involve fancy-smancy stuff like cathode ray tubes, and anodes!
You can thank this guy for inventing them:
People back then always seem to look amusingly awesome. XD
Lucky you. I want three days off. But instead I have assignments and tests again. =( Ah well. Year 12 shall be over in less than half a year, and then it's my birthday as well. Woot.
*is listening to Diablo Swing Orchestra, who are awesoem and make weird, yet awesome musics*
Haven't gotten a reply. Although my IE has been downright annoying recently - it has been dying on me recently - only just fixed it. So just as well as I probably wouldn't have been able to see it anyway.(Firefox hates me more )
Never heard of that brand. >_< I'd been even more cautious of it then in that case. Kangaroos have been known to punch people, and everyone knows wallabies are just their smaller, eviler cousins. On the flip side, they may taste nicer than kangaroo... (yes - I have actually eat kangaroo. Numerous times. Tastes nice. :D).
It might have to do with Australian climate - after all, our bananas, pineapples and mangos are by far the better-tasting fruit here, as they grow quite well here, IMO. In Northern Australia (rather warm and, so I hear, lots of rainfall too) especially there's acres upon acres of banana plantations. Most of which got wiped out by an unexpected tropical cyclone a few years ago though which made bananas extremely expensive for a long while. D: (Plus, we also have something called the Big Banana, and the Big Pineapple. We also have the Big Mango, the Big Orange, the Big Macadamia Nut... the Big Bull, the Big Lobster... the Giant (!) Koala... yay for large oversized statues all over Australia Observe the Big objects!).
The rest probably isn't as good though, as according to primary school, Australian soil isn't that suited to farming, when Australia was colonised it was made even worse, and pesticide/herbicide-grown fruit is never going to be as tasty as good old naturally-grown stuff anyway. Like strawberries. (As you can tell, I like Strawberries too).
It does sound like though that our bananas are better than yours... and if you are going to try a mango, I hope it's as nice as the ones here - I've tried mango from overseas before and it's like our strawberries. >_<
Now I must try this superior yogurt. It's Wallaby brand yogurt. >>
A lot of our fruit here in northern America is actually pretty good. It's shipped from elsewhere, either from in the country or outside, like from Mexico. But despite what a few customers have complained about, the produce from other countries is really delicious (and necessary, when one thinks about it). I haven't had European fruits yet, so I don't know how they are.
Maybe it's Australia's climate?
Actually, now that I think about it, bananas aren't really all that good here. Mostly brown. Unless that's just the ones we sell at the store I work at, since we're not too good at keeping the stock fresh. XD
Oh...I need to try mangoes now. I've had a few people tell me they were good, and I really need to eat one at some point soon. I'll try one the next time they go on sale.
I wish I could get a new mouse for my laptop. The left button gets stuck sometimes. ><
Well heck, a conversation's got to start from somewhere...
I'm not all that knowledgable about yogurts, but I suppose it just means that Australia has a superior style of yogurt that has just invaded your shores - only I'll warn you that some occassionally fight back. So be on your guard, and warn those allegic to dairy products as well.
Fruit-wise with the rest of the world I feel Australia differs though... :/ Besides for a few, like bananas and especially mangos (which are my favourite fruit and highly regarded here), I few most fruits taste better elsewhere than here... like strawberries. In Europe for instance, they are sweet and rich in taste.... and here they have no taste. >_< CURSE YOU AUSTRALIAN FARMERS!
What fruits are 'big' where you live? (Hurrah for continuing the topic of subject on food XD).
...and off-topic - I finally have a mouse to go with my laptop. Hurrah.
When I was working today in the dairy department, I noticed that we had a new brand of yogurt. It claims to be Australian-style yogurt, so I'm wondering if Australians have their own way of making yogurt that's different from American yogurt.
Why yes, I am starting a conversation about yogurt. XD