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by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 286
Views: 6546

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

I guess Scandinavia has achieved herd immunity. Good news!! 👍
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This is a very good article that is specifically relevant by a dude who’s generally considered the best on the planet with this stuff - it even describes Google as a monopoly :shock: https://stratechery.com/2019/regulating-demand-ad-targeting-and-unintended-consequences-expedia-ceo-out/Yeah Follow t...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I think I get it now. Suncorp Stadium controls the supply of Wallaby fans in Qld and this harms the Wallabies because they aren’t able to play at other stadiums and make less money. :thumbup: When you look at it, there are thousand of similar antitrust violators that control the supply of people. Al...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 286
Views: 6546

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Sweden made plenty of mistakes, though it didn’t have the luxury of locking down. Nothing Sweden has or hasn’t done has impact on the pisspoor it performance of NZ’s vaccination program, which is the second worst on earth. Closing the country was a big call but piss easy to coordinate. Rolling out a...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What supply is Google controlling and who is harmed by this? These are the only questions that matter. The answers are: - nothing. Supply on the internet is infinite - no one. All Google users benefit from their overwhelming dominance. If you can disprove any of this I’ll send you a good bottle of ...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

:thumbup: Also, evidence of group-think isn’t evidence. If you don’t understand a topic, and you must realise you don’t, why would you be so passionate that you’re correct? I understand the topic. I feel I understand this topic better than you from this conversation. I understand your point. Google...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 286
Views: 6546

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

NZ has the second worst vaccination rate in the developed world. That’s disgraceful imo.

Being better than Australia is like coming second last on the Biggest Loser.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What supply is Google controlling and who is harmed by this? These are the only questions that matter. The answers are: - nothing. Supply on the internet is infinite - no one. All Google users benefit from their overwhelming dominance. If you can disprove any of this I’ll send you a good bottle of C...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 286
Views: 6546

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Sweden is pretty close to normal life. 1 death in weeks and transmission is 10% of what it was at peak. Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting NZ and Oz open up in any way. I think both are going the right way; however neither government should escape accountability for the disastrous roll-out of t...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Limits to Growth
Replies: 106
Views: 2629

Re: Limits to Growth

At current growth rates (1.1%) all the baryonic matter in the observable universe will be used up in the construction of future humans within 8500 years. This figure will be 8023 years if we can isolate what causes small calf muscles. Does that number take into effect any future efficiency gains or...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Also, evidence of group-think isn’t evidence. If you don’t understand a topic, and you must realise you don’t, why would you be so passionate that you’re correct?
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 286
Views: 6546

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Why not use countries that didn’t have massive street parties as an example? How’s Scandinavia going?
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

:(( People Towny knows more about monopolies than: The authors of investopedia (who are Wall Street fund managers and university professors) University Professors writing text books Jeffrey Sachs US Congress Academics Fortune 500 CEOs So your argument is to lump authorities in a bundle and make a bi...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The FTC kicked off this case after the US Congressional Report. It didn’t last until lunch time. Although the Court does not agree with all of Facebook’s contentions here, it ultimately concurs that the agency’s Complaint is legally insufficient and must therefore be dismissed. The FTC has failed to...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

People Towny knows more about monopolies than: The authors of investopedia (who are Wall Street fund managers and university professors) University Professors writing text books Jeffrey Sachs US Congress Academics Fortune 500 CEOs So your argument is to lump authorities in a bundle and make a binar...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If you do t want to believe me, how about the US Congress investigation that found Google and other tech companies wield monopolistic powers? https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/tech/congress-big-tech-antitrust-report/index.html I know heaps about that as I’ve been following it closely. 1. They’re polit...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This is counterintuitive and I’ve been deep into this for a few years. What I should do is stop prancing like a know-all and give you stuff from experts. But I’ve done that and no one except GS read it. So get farked! I guess I can continue to hold court like I’m a professor talking to kiddies. :lo...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This is counterintuitive and I’ve been deep into this for a few years. What I should do is stop prancing like a know-all and give you stuff from experts. But I’ve done that and no one except GS read it. So get farked! I guess I can continue to hold court like I’m a professor talking to kiddies. :lo...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under rated v over rated not rugby.
Replies: 71
Views: 2304

Re: Under rated v over rated not rugby.

Overrated: NZ lamb Underrated: Australian wine Who the hell rates NZ lamb? Bargain basement mutton. The same people who like Australian wine. The Oz wine at Tesco is rancid so I know what you mean. Kiwi lamb is alright though. Yes, but the local salt marsh lamb I get here is the absolute bomb. Not ...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 286
Views: 6546

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Those countries have been in lockdown? Wembley Stadium was packed. We were still in Lockdown then. Wembley was given special dispensation,,, not saying it isn't a clusterfuck here, it is... but it is also a good test of vaccines. So far it has shown they are extremely good at stopping serious infec...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

You’re using Google right now and every time you’re on the net. https://static-asset-delivery.hasbroapps.com/9688c1ee284bc3452ba52dce87d8c97a4c2b948c/0db41409c10b46ae99b710427a1d7913.png What is the product you’re using? Who’s paying for it? Irrelevant. I don't want Google to control it. Whatever i...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This is counterintuitive and I’ve been deep into this for a few years. What I should do is stop prancing like a know-all and give you stuff from experts.

But I’ve done that and no one except GS read it. So get farked! I guess I can continue to hold court like I’m a professor talking to kiddies.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

guy smiley wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:45 am
You’re using Google right now and every time you’re on the net.
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What is the product you’re using? Who’s paying for it?
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

High school economics is irrelevant. University economics is irrelevant. The internet is a different world and those that use pre-internet concepts to understand it don’t get it and never will. Supply on the internet is infinite. Having supply means nothing. You’ve got news? Great - I’m not paying b...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Here is an economic textbook definition. https://openstax.org/books/principles-economics-2e/pages/9-introduction-to-a-monopoly Nice one. What ‘supply’ does Google control? The supply of what? They utilise a search function to create a product for advertisers. They control the supply of search? Ther...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

They control the sale of being promoted in a search function. They control the search function to the tune of 90% of the market. It’s a position where they can control the price. Whoah! Big pivot. But 99.9% of sites don’t pay to be promoted. Also, now tell me how they control the price, which is my...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If Google chrome didn’t allow the user to go to bing.com you’d have a case. But there is no such control.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Here is an economic textbook definition. This leads us to this chapter's topic: a firm that controls all (or nearly all) of the supply of a good or service—a monopoly. https://openstax.org/books/principles-economics-2e/pages/9-introduction-to-a-monopoly Nice one. What ‘supply’ does Google control? ...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Farva wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:38 am It’s literally a textbook definition of a monopoly.
You are fundamentally wrong here Towny.
Yeah?

Want to bet something? I like betting.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Here is an economic textbook definition. This leads us to this chapter's topic: a firm that controls all (or nearly all) of the supply of a good or service—a monopoly. https://openstax.org/books/principles-economics-2e/pages/9-introduction-to-a-monopoly Nice one. What ‘supply’ does Google control? ...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Google Search is not a monopoly. Wasn’t that what we were talking about? I’m not sure if every website optimising their sites to work well with Google Ads and Google Search constitutes a monopoly. I don’t think that this could be a monopoly by any definition but it’s got a monopolistic vibe imo and ...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 776
Views: 19026

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

bimboman wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:08 am You’ve all lost the plot.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 4d43c0e6a9
I agree. That’s possibly the dumbest thing I’ve heard since this thing began.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The pressure is clearly getting to Erasmus
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: The pressure is clearly getting to Erasmus

Brain cancer and shit is starting to make sense.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under rated v over rated not rugby.
Replies: 71
Views: 2304

Re: Under rated v over rated not rugby.

Enzedder wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:40 am
Under-rated: A solid, uninterrupted 8 hours sleep
We have a winner!!
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under rated v over rated not rugby.
Replies: 71
Views: 2304

Re: Under rated v over rated not rugby.

bimboman wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:57 am
cubby boi wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:10 am
Bindi wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:48 pm Overrated: NZ lamb
Underrated: Australian wine
Who the hell rates NZ lamb? Bargain basement mutton.
The same people who like Australian wine.
The Oz wine at Tesco is rancid so I know what you mean. Kiwi lamb is alright though.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under rated v over rated not rugby.
Replies: 71
Views: 2304

Re: Under rated v over rated not rugby.

mickie wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:56 pm Over rated: Scotch
Under rated: Japanese whiskey
Japanese whiskey is under rated???
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The pressure is clearly getting to Erasmus
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: The pressure is clearly getting to Erasmus

Some people go nuts when they get fat and others get nuts and then become fat.

Hard to say what’s happened here.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1196
Views: 34190

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Yes the classic rugby opinions of certain races " hey look a brown player- he is talented but have to wait for him to evolve his brain". F**** off the racism is so obvious. In Australia obviously but this also happened and kept happening with Nonu in nz too. Despite him ending his last few years as...
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 286
Views: 6546

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Those countries have been in lockdown? Wembley Stadium was packed.
by towny
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28215
Views: 1144232

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:28 am Best using an economic text but here is dictionary definition:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monopoly

Best thing it has recent best examples from the net - it quotes an article about google…
Google Search meets exactly zero of those definitions. So it’s settled, right?