[{"ID":17633,"post_author":"76","post_date":"2017-10-11 20:59:51","post_date_gmt":"2017-10-11 09:59:51","post_content":"

Things really went to hell in the last Star Wars film,\u00a0The Force Awakens.<\/em>\u00a0Rey, an impoverished mechanic, had her life turned upside down by the arrival of a rogue Storm Trooper named Finn. The Rebel Alliance had won against the Empire, only to be under attack from it's remnants. The First Order and the legendary Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker had gone missing.<\/p>\r\n

Things got better as Rey and Finn began to found their places in this new galaxy, only for it to be brutally ripped from them with the death of their friend Han Solo (still not over that...) and the revelation that Rey has an incredible synchronicity with the Force.<\/p>\r\n

The trailer for the latest instalment, The Last Jedi<\/a>,<\/em>\u00a0wastes no time diving into the action.<\/p>\r\n

How?<\/p>\r\n

With an ominous opening image of Kylo Ren, the antagonist of the previous film. Kylo, not satisfied with killing his father Han<\/a> and left scarred by his encounter with Rey and Finn, has embarked\u00a0on the final road towards the completion of his training. The dark imagery of marching Storm Troopers and First Order war machines is made all the more frightening by the words of Kylo's Master, Supreme Leader Snoke, who extols on the \"raw, untamed power\" his student holds and beyond that, \"something truly special\".<\/p>\r\n

The trailer cuts back to Rey, who counsels Luke Skywalker on something that she felt has always existed inside of her (go on, bet you can't guess what it is...) and that she needs \"help\" understanding it. Well, help she gets and what follows is the earth-shattering revelation (literally) that Rey may be much more powerful than anyone had thought, triggering some horrifying flashbacks for Luke. Shaken by the visions, the Jedi Master says he has seen this level of power only once before and that it seemed to have had terrible consequences, so now he isn't taking any chances with it.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17638\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"985\"]\"nksdnkanfkja\"<\/a> \"I've seen this raw strength only once before. It didn't scare me then. It does now...\" Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n

What follows next is a chain of numerous action sequences, reveals and god knows how many explosions. Each frame showing us that new director, Rian Johnson and his star-studded cast aren't pulling any punches with this film. If The Last Jedi<\/em> is done correctly, it could blow JJ Abrams work on The Force Awakens<\/em> out of the water. Can Johnson pull it off?<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17634\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"911\"]\"Lightsaber<\/a> No lightsaber duel could compare to the hype surrounding the Porg (right) Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nStar Wars: The Last Jedi<\/em> will be released from a galaxy far, far away on December 15th.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY","post_title":"'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer Drops","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"star-wars-last-jedi-trailer-drops","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-10-11 20:59:51","post_modified_gmt":"2017-10-11 09:59:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=17633","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/screen-shot-2017-10-11-at-8-51.jpg","_date":"October 11, 2017","_post_content":"Things really went to hell in the last Star Wars film,\u00a0The Force Awakens.\u00a0Rey, an impoverished mechanic, had her life turned upside down by the arrival of a rogue Storm Trooper named Finn. The Rebel Alliance had won against the Empire, only to be under attack from it's remnants. The First Order and the legendary Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker had gone missing.\r\nThings got better as Rey and Finn began to found their places in this new galaxy, only for it to be brutally ripped from them with the death of their friend Han Solo (still not over that...) and the revelation that Rey has an incredible synchronicity with the Force.\r\nThe trailer for the latest instalment, The Last Jedi,\u00a0wastes no time diving into the action.\r\nHow?\r\nWith an ominous opening image of Kylo Ren, the antagonist of the previous film. Kylo, not satisfied with killing his father Han and left scarred by his encounter with Rey and Finn, has embarked\u00a0on the final road towards the completion of his training. The dark imagery of marching Storm Troopers and First Order war machines is made all the more frightening by the words of Kylo's Master, Supreme Leader Snoke, who extols on the \"raw, untamed power\" his student holds and beyond that, \"something truly special\".\r\nThe trailer cuts back to Rey, who counsels Luke Skywalker on something that she felt has always existed inside of her (go on, bet you can't guess what it is...) and that she needs \"help\" understanding it. Well, help she gets and what follows is the earth-shattering revelation (literally) that Rey may be much more powerful than anyone had thought, triggering some horrifying flashbacks for Luke. Shaken by the visions, the Jedi Master says he has seen this level of power only once before and that it seemed to have had terrible consequences, so now he isn't taking any chances with it.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17638\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"985\"] \"I've seen this raw strength only once before. It didn't scare me then. It does now...\" Source.[\/caption]\r\nWhat follows next is a chain of numerous action sequences, reveals and god knows how many explosions. Each frame showing us that new director, Rian Johnson and his star-studded cast aren't pulling any punches with this film. If The Last Jedi is done correctly, it could blow JJ Abrams work on The Force Awakens out of the water. Can Johnson pull it off?\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17634\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"911\"] No lightsaber duel could compare to the hype surrounding the Porg (right) Source.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nStar Wars: The Last Jedi will be released from a galaxy far, far away on December 15th.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY","_author":"Kyle Chapman","_category":"Breaking","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/10\/11\/star-wars-last-jedi-trailer-drops\/"},{"ID":17627,"post_author":"90","post_date":"2017-10-10 21:29:47","post_date_gmt":"2017-10-10 10:29:47","post_content":"

Freedom and Whisky.\u00a0<\/em>In the last episode, Claire admitted she used to quote that to Jamie on the regular. It seems to have it as the title of this episode is fitting.<\/p>\r\n

This episode is all about Claire and Brianna, about their life after giving up on the hunt for Jamie. Brianna is struggling with school. She's trying to work out if she is more Randall than Fraser. She can't go back to her life how it was.<\/p>\r\n

Claire is being a badass surgeon, as per usual. She's leaning on Joe a little more, her best friend and co-worker. She confides in him about Jamie, how fate how other plans for the two of them.<\/p>\r\n

Joe's response, \"Fuck fate.\"<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"]\"Of YAS JOE. Source<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

We all need a friend like that in our lives.<\/p>\r\n

So, both the women are in turmoil. Then who shows up to save the day?<\/p>\r\n

Roger!<\/p>\r\n

He claims he wants an American Christmas, but really we all know he wants to see Brianna and help Claire because Roger is the purest human ever to grace this show. Except maybe besides Major John. I love that guy.<\/p>\r\n

Anyway, Roger rocks up in the middle of Brianna and Claire having a fight. Brianna storms out, Claire and Roger hang out and then he drops a bomb shell. The dorky historian just couldn't let it go...<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"]\"Of You absolute DORK. Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n

Yep, Jamie is alive in 1765, only a year ago in this weird space-time continuum that these guys have been operating in. He's a printer and bookseller, going under the name Alexander Malcolm. It's almost like Jamie knew if he just went under variations of his name, eventually Claire would find him.<\/p>\r\n

So, now Claire is faced with a dilemma. Does she leave behind her daughter for the man that she loves? Does she stay for Brianna and get to see her grow up? In the end, Brianna makes the decision for her.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"600\"]\"Of Oh, this girl. Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n

Claire, Roger and Brianna get to work organising Claire's trip through the stones. And when it is time to finally say goodbye, it is heartbreaking. We know Brianna will have Roger, but we've finally gotten to see the pure bond between mother and daughter. Once Claire addresses Brianna's fears that she never resented her daughter, that she was the best thing to ever happen to Claire, she's off.<\/p>\r\n

But not before adding some motherly advice about old Rog.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"]\"Of OTP, OTP, OTP! Source<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

So, Claire heads back through the stones. She ends up in 1766, in Edinburgh, and Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ we have waited five episodes for this. We are so nervous. We know Jamie will still love Claire as much as he did 20 years ago. We don't share the same concerns she does about that - but will it be the same kind of love?<\/p>\r\n

Finally, Claire enters the bookshop. Jamie is busy working, chattering away and mistakes her for someone else.<\/p>\r\n

We see him for the first time in so long through her eyes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"]\"Of OH MY GOD. I CAN'T BREATHE. Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n

\"It's me, Claire.\"<\/p>\r\n

In his shock, he faints.<\/p>\r\n

That is where the episode ends.<\/p>\r\n

Damn you, Starz!<\/p>\r\n

We won't get to see Jamie and Claire's official reunion until October 23rd. Until then, excuse me while I repeat the last scene of\u00a0Freedom and Whisky\u00a0<\/em>37 times because I can't believe these guys are back together.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"]\"Of Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=9JSwKIAMZjU","post_title":"'Outlander' Recap: 'Freedom and Whisky'","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"outlander-freedom-and-whisky","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-10-10 21:29:47","post_modified_gmt":"2017-10-10 10:29:47","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=17627","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/screen-shot-2017-10-10-at-7-53.jpg","_date":"October 10, 2017","_post_content":"Freedom and Whisky.\u00a0In the last episode, Claire admitted she used to quote that to Jamie on the regular. It seems to have it as the title of this episode is fitting.\r\nThis episode is all about Claire and Brianna, about their life after giving up on the hunt for Jamie. Brianna is struggling with school. She's trying to work out if she is more Randall than Fraser. She can't go back to her life how it was.\r\nClaire is being a badass surgeon, as per usual. She's leaning on Joe a little more, her best friend and co-worker. She confides in him about Jamie, how fate how other plans for the two of them.\r\nJoe's response, \"Fuck fate.\"\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"] YAS JOE. Source[\/caption]\r\nWe all need a friend like that in our lives.\r\nSo, both the women are in turmoil. Then who shows up to save the day?\r\nRoger!\r\nHe claims he wants an American Christmas, but really we all know he wants to see Brianna and help Claire because Roger is the purest human ever to grace this show. Except maybe besides Major John. I love that guy.\r\nAnyway, Roger rocks up in the middle of Brianna and Claire having a fight. Brianna storms out, Claire and Roger hang out and then he drops a bomb shell. The dorky historian just couldn't let it go...\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"] You absolute DORK. Source.[\/caption]\r\nYep, Jamie is alive in 1765, only a year ago in this weird space-time continuum that these guys have been operating in. He's a printer and bookseller, going under the name Alexander Malcolm. It's almost like Jamie knew if he just went under variations of his name, eventually Claire would find him.\r\nSo, now Claire is faced with a dilemma. Does she leave behind her daughter for the man that she loves? Does she stay for Brianna and get to see her grow up? In the end, Brianna makes the decision for her.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"600\"] Oh, this girl. Source.[\/caption]\r\nClaire, Roger and Brianna get to work organising Claire's trip through the stones. And when it is time to finally say goodbye, it is heartbreaking. We know Brianna will have Roger, but we've finally gotten to see the pure bond between mother and daughter. Once Claire addresses Brianna's fears that she never resented her daughter, that she was the best thing to ever happen to Claire, she's off.\r\nBut not before adding some motherly advice about old Rog.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"] OTP, OTP, OTP! Source[\/caption]\r\nSo, Claire heads back through the stones. She ends up in 1766, in Edinburgh, and Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ we have waited five episodes for this. We are so nervous. We know Jamie will still love Claire as much as he did 20 years ago. We don't share the same concerns she does about that - but will it be the same kind of love?\r\nFinally, Claire enters the bookshop. Jamie is busy working, chattering away and mistakes her for someone else.\r\nWe see him for the first time in so long through her eyes.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"] OH MY GOD. I CAN'T BREATHE. Source.[\/caption]\r\n\"It's me, Claire.\"\r\nIn his shock, he faints.\r\nThat is where the episode ends.\r\nDamn you, Starz!\r\nWe won't get to see Jamie and Claire's official reunion until October 23rd. Until then, excuse me while I repeat the last scene of\u00a0Freedom and Whisky\u00a037 times because I can't believe these guys are back together.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"480\"] Source.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=9JSwKIAMZjU","_author":"Claudia Poposki","_category":"Entertainment","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/10\/10\/outlander-freedom-and-whisky\/"},{"ID":17533,"post_author":"38","post_date":"2017-10-10 13:12:51","post_date_gmt":"2017-10-10 02:12:51","post_content":"

There has been talk about Australia's first space agency, but that's not the only thing being talked about. A website for an organisation called Australian Research and Space Exploration has popped up, looking like the real deal for the space agency. With an acronym like A.R.S.E, it wouldn't be hard to believe that Australia would name such an important facility that will advance science and space research with that. While this is completely false and has nothing to do with the space agency, it gave us a good laugh when we fell for this lot of fake news<\/a>.<\/p>\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BZfRKB2gUAi\/?taken-by=space_aus\r\n

In more official news, the Australian Government announced on Monday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide that a space agency would be launched. The establishment of the space agency is in response to reviewing Australia's space industry capability, as well as answering the calls of many for one to be founded.<\/p>\r\n

The announcement also marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of Australia's first satellite, WRESAT<\/a>. Australia has come some way since then, and with a space agency in the works, space exploration and research will be taken to new heights.<\/p>\r\n

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash sees this is a great development, securing Australia's future in the space industry. She stated in a press release<\/a>:<\/p>\r\n\r\n

\u201cThe global space industry is growing rapidly and it\u2019s crucial that Australia is part of this growth.\r\n\r\n\u201cA national space agency will ensure we have a strategic long-term plan that supports the development and application of space technologies and grows our domestic space industry.\u201d<\/blockquote>\r\n

According to<\/a> Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, the development of the space agency also opens opportunities for a variety of fields such as employment, finance, and economic impact. But the challenge will be what Australia is willing to put forward in terms of funding. Is it necessary to invest so much in a space agency?<\/p>\r\n

Birmingham states: \"Our challenge and the work of this agency will be to help ensure Australia captures more of that; we become a country that gets more investment, more dollars from more space companies here in Australia.\"<\/p>\r\n

There will be a response to funding in the 2018 Budget.<\/p>\r\n

We can only hope the space agency will bring about further developments in the space industry while maintaining a high standard across the other field.<\/p>","post_title":"A.R.S.E: What We Could Have Named Australia's First Space Agency","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"r-s-e-real-name-australias-first-space-agency","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-10-11 00:16:06","post_modified_gmt":"2017-10-10 13:16:06","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=17533","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/Webp.net-resizeimage-47-e1507601501420.jpg","_date":"October 10, 2017","_post_content":"There has been talk about Australia's first space agency, but that's not the only thing being talked about. A website for an organisation called Australian Research and Space Exploration has popped up, looking like the real deal for the space agency. With an acronym like A.R.S.E, it wouldn't be hard to believe that Australia would name such an important facility that will advance science and space research with that. While this is completely false and has nothing to do with the space agency, it gave us a good laugh when we fell for this lot of fake news.\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BZfRKB2gUAi\/?taken-by=space_aus\r\nIn more official news, the Australian Government announced on Monday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide that a space agency would be launched. The establishment of the space agency is in response to reviewing Australia's space industry capability, as well as answering the calls of many for one to be founded.\r\nThe announcement also marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of Australia's first satellite, WRESAT. Australia has come some way since then, and with a space agency in the works, space exploration and research will be taken to new heights.\r\nActing Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash sees this is a great development, securing Australia's future in the space industry. She stated in a press release:\r\n\r\n\u201cThe global space industry is growing rapidly and it\u2019s crucial that Australia is part of this growth.\r\n\r\n\u201cA national space agency will ensure we have a strategic long-term plan that supports the development and application of space technologies and grows our domestic space industry.\u201d\r\nAccording to Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, the development of the space agency also opens opportunities for a variety of fields such as employment, finance, and economic impact. But the challenge will be what Australia is willing to put forward in terms of funding. Is it necessary to invest so much in a space agency?\r\nBirmingham states: \"Our challenge and the work of this agency will be to help ensure Australia captures more of that; we become a country that gets more investment, more dollars from more space companies here in Australia.\"\r\nThere will be a response to funding in the 2018 Budget.\r\nWe can only hope the space agency will bring about further developments in the space industry while maintaining a high standard across the other field.","_author":"Sofia Casanova","_category":"Breaking","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/10\/10\/r-s-e-real-name-australias-first-space-agency\/"},{"ID":17612,"post_author":"100","post_date":"2017-10-09 21:05:54","post_date_gmt":"2017-10-09 10:05:54","post_content":"

Men look to genitalia for inspiration when naming their cars<\/a>, according to research from Carsales.<\/h3>\r\n

Names such as \"Blue Dick\" and \"Dick Popsicles\" were revealed in the survey. One woman even reported that her husband christened his ute \"The Uterus\". Men are also twice as likely to adopt risqu\u00e9 names for their vehicles than women. Names such as \"Mazdabator\" and \"Fanny the Fiesta\" were dropped in the survey.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17614\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"200\"]\"Carsales Mazdabator? Really<\/em>? (Image: giphy<\/a>)[\/caption]\r\n

Australian women, on the other hand, are leading the charge on more subtle sexually-suggestive names. One example is \"Blowie\", inspired by the driver's numberplate, YBJ.<\/p>\r\n

Surprisingly, men were much more likely to label their cars as 'lemons'. This led to more derogatory names for cars owned by men. Sam Granleese, Director, Product & Insights at Carsales, commented on this odd finding:<\/p>\r\n\r\n

\r\n

\"On one hand, you could see this trend meaning men have higher expectations of their cars than women. On the other hand, you could argue women are more cautious in choosing what they drive.\"<\/p>\r\n<\/blockquote>\r\n

Celebrity-based names were equally popular across both sexes. Tributes to Taylor (Suzuki) Swift and Sonya (Toyota) Kluger were among the most popular. Fictional characters like Puff the Magic Dragon, Frankenstein, Scooby Doo and Kermit were also popular, and fairly even for men and women.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17616\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"Carsales\" \"Suzuki (Taylor) Swift\" is a popular name. Look what you made me do (Image: Interns<\/a>)[\/caption]\r\n

Almost half of respondents (45.8%) gave their cars names which relate directly to their colour. \"Silver Bullet\" and \"Scarlet\" are two such examples. The most popular name was Betsy: 2.27% among men and 1.98% among women.<\/p>\r\n

Women are twice as likely to name their car after its manufacturer than men. Manufacturers themselves have played a role in the car-naming trend. They've shortened Mazda to \"Mazzy\" (I still prefer \"Mazdabator\"), Nissan to \"Nissy\", Mitsubishi to \"Mitzy\", Ford to \"Freddy\" and Holden to \"Harry\".<\/p>\r\n

The hilarious results suggest that Australians seem to show little tact when naming their vehicles. They also are heavily invested in their vehicles and have a close-to-human relationship with them!<\/p>\r\n

Nearly half of respondents (49.1%) think people who name their cars are friendly, and more than one third (36.2%) think these people are 'cool'.<\/p>\r\n

The survey was conducted on 800 people aged between 18 and 65 to celebrate 20 years of carsales.com<\/a>.<\/p>","post_title":"Carsales Reveals the Crass Names Aussies give their Cars","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"carsales-car-name-survey","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-10-09 21:05:54","post_modified_gmt":"2017-10-09 10:05:54","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=17612","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/Webp.net-resizeimage-46-e1507543465988.jpg","_date":"October 09, 2017","_post_content":"Men look to genitalia for inspiration when naming their cars, according to research from Carsales.\r\nNames such as \"Blue Dick\" and \"Dick Popsicles\" were revealed in the survey. One woman even reported that her husband christened his ute \"The Uterus\". Men are also twice as likely to adopt risqu\u00e9 names for their vehicles than women. Names such as \"Mazdabator\" and \"Fanny the Fiesta\" were dropped in the survey.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17614\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"200\"] Mazdabator? Really? (Image: giphy)[\/caption]\r\nAustralian women, on the other hand, are leading the charge on more subtle sexually-suggestive names. One example is \"Blowie\", inspired by the driver's numberplate, YBJ.\r\nSurprisingly, men were much more likely to label their cars as 'lemons'. This led to more derogatory names for cars owned by men. Sam Granleese, Director, Product & Insights at Carsales, commented on this odd finding:\r\n\r\n\r\n\"On one hand, you could see this trend meaning men have higher expectations of their cars than women. On the other hand, you could argue women are more cautious in choosing what they drive.\"\r\n\r\nCelebrity-based names were equally popular across both sexes. Tributes to Taylor (Suzuki) Swift and Sonya (Toyota) Kluger were among the most popular. Fictional characters like Puff the Magic Dragon, Frankenstein, Scooby Doo and Kermit were also popular, and fairly even for men and women.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17616\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] \"Suzuki (Taylor) Swift\" is a popular name. Look what you made me do (Image: Interns)[\/caption]\r\nAlmost half of respondents (45.8%) gave their cars names which relate directly to their colour. \"Silver Bullet\" and \"Scarlet\" are two such examples. The most popular name was Betsy: 2.27% among men and 1.98% among women.\r\nWomen are twice as likely to name their car after its manufacturer than men. Manufacturers themselves have played a role in the car-naming trend. They've shortened Mazda to \"Mazzy\" (I still prefer \"Mazdabator\"), Nissan to \"Nissy\", Mitsubishi to \"Mitzy\", Ford to \"Freddy\" and Holden to \"Harry\".\r\nThe hilarious results suggest that Australians seem to show little tact when naming their vehicles. They also are heavily invested in their vehicles and have a close-to-human relationship with them!\r\nNearly half of respondents (49.1%) think people who name their cars are friendly, and more than one third (36.2%) think these people are 'cool'.\r\nThe survey was conducted on 800 people aged between 18 and 65 to celebrate 20 years of carsales.com.","_author":"Claire Farquhar","_category":"Features","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/10\/09\/carsales-car-name-survey\/"},{"ID":17605,"post_author":"105","post_date":"2017-10-08 21:59:33","post_date_gmt":"2017-10-08 10:59:33","post_content":"

YesFest\u00a0is an event that all\u00a0of Australia should get behind.<\/h3>\r\n

Some of Australia\u2019s most iconic musicians, bands and celebrities are coming together for an outdoor music festival like no other, supporting the Same Sex Marriage movement.<\/p>\r\nYesFest, is going to be held on October 29 at the Sydney Showgrounds and will include the talent of Client Liaison, Flight Facilities (DJ), Heaps Gay DJs, Jack Colwell, Kirin J Callinan, Killing Heidi, KLP, Megan Washington, Nick Cester (Jet), Northeast Party House, The Preatures, Tkay Maidza and Touch Sensitive.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17609\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"959\"]\"TKAY_preview\" TKAY Maidza.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17610\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"1280\"]\"Flight Flight Facilities.[\/caption]\r\n

The event is being held in the final weeks before postal votes are due to be counted\u00a0in lead up to the result of the survey.<\/p>\r\n

The concert is going to be billed as a Live-Aid style event<\/a>. It\u00a0will have appearances from equality movement supporters such as Billy Russell, Courtney Act, Danny Clayton, Jordan Raskopoulos and will be hosted by Osher G\u00fcnsberg<\/a>.<\/p>\r\n

Aussie legend and proud supporter of the Vote Yes campaign<\/a>, Jimmy Barnes, said: \"When I was asked to do this show I jumped at the chance to say Yes because I believe in marriage equality. Love is love and if you are lucky enough to find the one you love, why should anyone be able to tell you- you can\u2019t get married. It\u2019s a basic human right.\"<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17608\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"750\"]\"01JB-SiteNewsImages-Jimmy-1\" Good 'ol Barnsey himself. Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n

YesFest will be broadcast live across the country on YouTube and is supported by content partner MTV, who will be covering backstage via Facebook-Live. Other partners supporting YesFest include Ben & Jerry\u2019s, General Pants and Mardi Gras.<\/p>\r\n

Australia is a part of a small group of Western democracies who lack same-marriage rights in our global society. Let\u2019s all come together and make marriage equality a reality.<\/p>\r\n

Because really, we're all over waiting.<\/p>\r\n\"YesFest\r\n\r\n


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YesFest Details<\/h3>\r\nWhat:\u00a0<\/strong>YesFest, a LiveAid style benefit for marriage equality.\r\n\r\nWhere: <\/strong>Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park.\r\n\r\nWhen:\u00a0<\/strong>Sunday, Oct 29, 2017. Doors from 3pm.\r\n\r\nWhy:\u00a0<\/strong>We need Australia to unite and drive that last push to vote.\r\n\r\nHow: <\/strong>Post your vote, get tickets via yesfest.com.au\r\n\r\nTickets<\/strong>:\u00a0<\/strong>On sale via Ticketmaster from midday, Friday 6 October\r\n\r\nWho: <\/strong>All profits go to the Equality campaign.\r\n\r\nDon\u2019t forget to make your choice and send your postal votes to the ABS by November 7.<\/em>","post_title":"Aussie Icons come together for SSM concert YesFest","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"aussie-icons-ssm-concert-yesfest","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-10-08 21:59:33","post_modified_gmt":"2017-10-08 10:59:33","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=17605","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/YesFest-Artwork-3_preview-e1507291572842.png","_date":"October 08, 2017","_post_content":"YesFest\u00a0is an event that all\u00a0of Australia should get behind.\r\nSome of Australia\u2019s most iconic musicians, bands and celebrities are coming together for an outdoor music festival like no other, supporting the Same Sex Marriage movement.\r\nYesFest, is going to be held on October 29 at the Sydney Showgrounds and will include the talent of Client Liaison, Flight Facilities (DJ), Heaps Gay DJs, Jack Colwell, Kirin J Callinan, Killing Heidi, KLP, Megan Washington, Nick Cester (Jet), Northeast Party House, The Preatures, Tkay Maidza and Touch Sensitive.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17609\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"959\"] TKAY Maidza.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17610\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"1280\"] Flight Facilities.[\/caption]\r\nThe event is being held in the final weeks before postal votes are due to be counted\u00a0in lead up to the result of the survey.\r\nThe concert is going to be billed as a Live-Aid style event. It\u00a0will have appearances from equality movement supporters such as Billy Russell, Courtney Act, Danny Clayton, Jordan Raskopoulos and will be hosted by Osher G\u00fcnsberg.\r\nAussie legend and proud supporter of the Vote Yes campaign, Jimmy Barnes, said: \"When I was asked to do this show I jumped at the chance to say Yes because I believe in marriage equality. Love is love and if you are lucky enough to find the one you love, why should anyone be able to tell you- you can\u2019t get married. It\u2019s a basic human right.\"\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17608\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"750\"] Good 'ol Barnsey himself. Source.[\/caption]\r\nYesFest will be broadcast live across the country on YouTube and is supported by content partner MTV, who will be covering backstage via Facebook-Live. Other partners supporting YesFest include Ben & Jerry\u2019s, General Pants and Mardi Gras.\r\nAustralia is a part of a small group of Western democracies who lack same-marriage rights in our global society. Let\u2019s all come together and make marriage equality a reality.\r\nBecause really, we're all over waiting.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYesFest Details\r\nWhat:\u00a0YesFest, a LiveAid style benefit for marriage equality.\r\n\r\nWhere: Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park.\r\n\r\nWhen:\u00a0Sunday, Oct 29, 2017. Doors from 3pm.\r\n\r\nWhy:\u00a0We need Australia to unite and drive that last push to vote.\r\n\r\nHow: Post your vote, get tickets via yesfest.com.au\r\n\r\nTickets:\u00a0On sale via Ticketmaster from midday, Friday 6 October\r\n\r\nWho: All profits go to the Equality campaign.\r\n\r\nDon\u2019t forget to make your choice and send your postal votes to the ABS by November 7.","_author":"Kris Christou","_category":"Breaking","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/10\/08\/aussie-icons-ssm-concert-yesfest\/"},{"ID":17508,"post_author":"100","post_date":"2017-10-05 10:13:36","post_date_gmt":"2017-10-04 23:13:36","post_content":"

In the most significant global controversy since Brexit and a misogynistic oompaloompa being elected American President, Twitter is considering increasing the size of the space available to us to communicate.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17520\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"Twitter's Source: Twitter<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

You'd think users would be happy to have a wider girth<\/del> space with which to\u00a0communicate online - but no. Size might matter to Twitter, but its users are all about quality over quantity.<\/p>\r\n

When Twitter began\u00a0eleven years ago the 140-character limit was implemented because, at the time,\u00a0that was\u00a0character limit of a text message. Nowadays, most of its users access Twitter through its mobile app, so there's no longer a\u00a0technical constraint.<\/p>\r\n

A selected sample of users had the opportunity to test out the new limit<\/a>\u00a0allowing them to express themselves within a 280-character limit, rather than the traditional 140. The test is only being applied to languages outside of Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Twitter has noted that in those languages, a user can express more through one character than languages such as English.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17509\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"Twitter Source: Twitter<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

The beauty of Twitter is its brevity. Facebook is saturated with soccer-mum rants; on Twitter we`re all forced to get straight to the point.<\/p>\r\n

Having it's figures squashed by Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat\u00a0has\u00a0perhaps pushed the company to change. Its user base remained static at 328 million during the first two quarters of the year. However, the platform retains huge loyalty. Its daily user base is spending more time engaging <\/a>with the platform. Except for Ed Sheeran<\/a>, of course.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17521\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"Twitter Twitter - we love you just the way you are! (giphy<\/a>)[\/caption]\r\n

Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter, revealed the trial in a 280-character Tweet<\/a>. His reasoning, that longer Tweets would resolve user problems and maintain brevity, was destroyed by a user:<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_17510\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"246\"]\"Twitter Taken from the Herald Sun<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Jack, can we get you some ice for that burn?<\/p>\r\n

12-inch<\/del> 280-character tweets are potentially very painful to the typical user. Twitter has expressed its despair <\/a>at this, acknowledging the emotional attachment its users have to the current 140-character restriction:<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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`We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters - we felt it, too.` (Aliza Rozen, Twitter Product Manager)<\/p>\r\n<\/blockquote>\r\n

Remember, Twitter, it's not the size of the wand that matters, it's how the wizard waves it. Within the 140-character limit - and using his tiny orange hands - one such wizard <\/a>has managed to:<\/p>\r\n\r\n