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  1. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    I'm really lichen these puns
  2. Thread: Democracy

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    Oh I see. I'd completely missed that nuance. I can see some logic there but we know that this virus is often asymptomatic and, even when it's not, you can spread before the symptoms show - that's...
  3. Thread: Democracy

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    BTW Self tests(aka lateral flow tests) over here have been deliberately designed to favour false positive over false negatives. The idea is that, if you get a positive, you can go and get a...
  4. Re: Can someone tell me what the story is here?

    A classic case of the few spoiling it for the many, I'm afraid. Most folks were fine and perhaps a little edgy but there were a few that would push it way to far and threads would often descend into...
  5. Thread: Democracy

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    ..though not at the same time
  6. Thread: Democracy

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    That's interesting. Over here (UK) it's the liberals that are broadly supportive of vaccine mandates, passports etc and the right that are opposing them. Actually, Liberals aren't particularly...
  7. Thread: Democracy

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    I'm afraid my German isn't good enough to read the assessment (like most Brits I consider talking English slowly and loudly as equivalent to being multi-lingual:rolleyes:) and, weirdly, Google didn't...
  8. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    The virus doesn't care what US citizens support.

    Yes they do. They're an almost perfect inverse correlation which is what you'd expect. Have I misunderstood something here?
  9. Thread: Democracy

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    Yeah, I've been watching that. It doesn't look good and could well lead to another global crisis.
  10. Thread: Democracy

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    It's not a constitution, it's a treaty. There's a very big difference. The EU wanted a constitution but member states refused to ratify it.

    Yes, it runs exactly counter to your argument and I...
  11. Thread: Democracy

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    Yeah! The Kriegsmarine were rubbish!
  12. Thread: Democracy

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    I haven't tried to have it both ways. You said this:-
    You were not arguing that you should have a say in what freedoms you were afforded, you were arguing that you should have unfettered freedom. ...
  13. Thread: Democracy

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    Turns out it's both. Great mods think alike :)

    To be fair, I hold the position that I'm pro the vaccine but against mandates. It is possible to hold that position but I agree with you that it's...
  14. Thread: Democracy

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    I agree, hence the need for oversight.

    Yes there is. Gravity causes objects to attract, the earth is round and man made climate change is real and was when were debating it 20 frickin' years ago....
  15. Thread: Democracy

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    You're arguing that we are better informed informed when there are no press standards and anyone can report as they see fit. The internet has given us exactly that situation for the first time in a...
  16. Thread: Democracy

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    Why? All evidence currently points to the opposite conclusion.
  17. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I think you're referring to the Alpha strain and it was pre-vaccines.

    I don't think that's quite correct. It originated in India and hit the UK because of our close historic ties to India - there...
  18. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    From what I'm hearing the Jury's still out on the third (booster) shot. They think it's likely to be beneficial but it's as yet unproven and, if it is beneficial, they don't really know how much. ...
  19. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Our rules don't cover miss-information (unless you were to class it as trolling) so Sappy (and anyone else) is safe on that front. Besides, it's not like the information's going...
  20. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'm personally against vaccine mandates for body autonomy reasons but my own body autonomy screamed at me to go and get the ruddy vaccine. The data's there and it's irrefutable. To ignore it...
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    I guess that's a new "pitched" roof then :)
  22. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    And a dog called Toto
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    All the cool kids are doing it. It's the new VB6, y'all.
  24. Thread: Post Race!

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    By "Self Insure" do you mean saving money yourself to use against a possible crisis? I do that for smaller things but I'd be terrified to do it with household insurance. Mind you, if the premium...
  25. Thread: Post Race!

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    Jeez, DD! I only opened up this thread today but glad to hear you and your family are OK and sorry to hear about the property. Do you have insurance to cover the damage? (I seem to remember you...
  26. Re: I think VB6 is much a better tool/language than VB.NET

    I personally prefer curly braces. Because they're not words they're more visually impactful and make the code blocks stand out a little better for me. It's a pretty trivial distinction, though,...
  27. Re: Forcibly sell values to others or other countries

    Yes... or at least there are people who find autocracy preferable. Autocracy has many benefits if you happen to be on the right side of it. It brings stability and security. Of Course, if you're...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    I think I agree. It's technically achievable, if I'm being pedantic, but there's no way in hell Biden could politically reverse the pull out now. Just as there was no way in hell Trump could have...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    @Zvoni, I get the impression we're not differing on principle but rather on achievability. I think you're saying that the reason for pulling out is that achieving a stable state in Afghanistan is...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    1. I was responding to this: "The afghan people have to stand up and be counted." I don't think women, children and unarmed civilians is an unfair framing when applied to the Afghan people.
    2. I...
  31. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    So definitely appropriately named then
  32. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    A concern I have is that I'm not sure vaccination can provide us with a path out of this virus. I've no data or proof so please don't take this as an assertion but it is a concern.

    My thought...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    I really hate this rhetoric. You're talking about women, children and unarmed civilians and you're asking them to "stand up and be counted" against armed, trained men with a proven track record of...
  34. Re: I think C++ is much a better tool/language than all your crappy languages

    You all need to learn a REAL programming language like RockStar
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    Not sure but I suspect your use of "private interests" coincides with my use of "commercial interests". You say potato, I say... potato.

    I agree that it's probably more difficult to Nation build...
  36. Re: I think VB6 is much a better tool/language than VB.NET

    Pfft, you're all stupid to have moved on from HammerAndChisel 6.0. It was great for programming on tablets.
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    You know those people we got to see falling to their deaths after clinging to an aeroplane fuselage in desperation? Them.

    A great number of these people put their lives at risk by co-operating...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    A key part of my sentence was "deaths in action". I won't argue with you that definitions can be (and I'm not surprised to hear, are) massaged to produce a desired statistic. That doesn't...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    Oh, I'd agree with that and some of the things I've heard coming from Fox over the last week have been pretty awful. They're already loading up the "we don't owe refugees a home" cart which I find...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    In April he announced a complete drawdown by September the 11th. The complete pull out a week ago, a month ahead of that schedule, was unilateral and only announced the day before. The withdrawal...
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