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by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128840
Views: 6187600

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

El Homerino wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:48 pm Ya, they won't be arrested. Hopefully there is enough leverage to force them to turn up. My worry is they will announce it as a farce and boycott the whole thing in a true display of patriot strength.
I don’t think anyone that has a chance of being implicated or embarrassed will testify.
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 736
Views: 18301

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

No one here is treating our Covid situation like a medal tally other than you, bumping this like some sick obsession. I definitely don’t mean you, but I reckon there were a few Oz and Kiwis boredies that have viewed their few cases and deaths through a competitive, nationalist lens. Unfortunately n...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1192
Views: 34057

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR0328MBoGF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Crikey that’s lame. Awww c'mon. It was cute. John Williamson on his guitar doing Waltzing Matilda ... that's something I'd like to see back in Australian rugby. Yeah. I’m in. What about a couple of blokes with a didg and clap stic...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1192
Views: 34057

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Crikey that’s lame.
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 736
Views: 18301

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

I know you're upset, another 4 weeks of Lockdown on the way and it could last months. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/27/sydney-covid-lockdown-could-last-months-as-daily-cases-reach-record-high It must be very unnerving that you might be sealed off in an apartment block or taken away to ...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128840
Views: 6187600

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I have a small query folks. If Republicans are subpoenad to the Jan 6 Commission, and just like during the impeachment decide not to turn up. Is there anything in place to force tbem to comply without them drawing it out a la McGahan? I would put nothing past this shower of Mick Manocks. My underst...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128840
Views: 6187600

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I have a small query folks. If Republicans are subpoenad to the Jan 6 Commission, and just like during the impeachment decide not to turn up. Is there anything in place to force tbem to comply without them drawing it out a la McGahan? I would put nothing past this shower of Mick Manocks. My underst...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 736
Views: 18301

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

No one here is treating our Covid situation like a medal tally other than you, bumping this like some sick obsession. I definitely don’t mean you, but I reckon there were a few Oz and Kiwis boredies that have viewed their few cases and deaths through a competitive, nationalist lens. Unfortunately n...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

As an aside, what would it take for a competitor to effectively challenge Google for market share. It's going to happen eventually, but what will it take? Kim Kardashian launching a search engine? Great question! In my very humble, but should be more humbled, opinion.... I actually changed my opini...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

From the Investopedia definition I gave above. What Is a Monopoly? A monopoly refers to when a company and its product offerings dominate a sector or industry. The term monopoly is often used to describe an entity that has total or near-total control of a market Google has nearly 90% market share. ...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 736
Views: 18301

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Blackrock Buttcrack reminds me of that Irish spacker poster that was hurting so bad for an Aussie property crash circa Ireland 2008-2015 scouring the internet for proof we were gonna get it. It was coming, to be sure to be sure. He should of stuck around as although we property owners are laughing ...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 216
Views: 5295

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

Infections in Sweden are less than 10% compared to peak. However, Sweden doesn’t have stadiums full of drunk fans and full pubs full of drunks. There is some restrictions. The UK has again done the hard work before inexplicably shitting the bed with insane behaviour. They are perhaps not a good exam...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I was joking, more interested in making the distinction between hegemony and monopoly. Google has competitors, and a few of them have a bit of market share because people prefer them. They've got that freedom to make that choice. I don't hate on google myself. .. I'm just kinda careful not to trust...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Just to add, even though Google drives revenue for media companies by aggregating users and sending them to the media companies sites at no cost, Google is quite happy to pay them. That's right. Even though these companies need Google way more than Google needs them, Google is happy to pay them slus...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

guy smiley wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:21 pm Google is a Chinese government front.
You thought it was fun to tease Dozi. I warned you but you wouldn't listen.

"Crazy isn't contagious", you said.

And here we are.
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Google promote their brand of evil through hegemony, not monopoly. Australian government moves to reform media ownership laws and open up more cross platform ownership was a bad move. While the market isn't completely monopolised, the overall reach of NewsCorp across platforms is considerable and c...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I was going to post a link but I'll just put it in my own words. The internet means a user can go anywhere they want without friction. Any site. Just click a button. So, in a paradigm without friction, users inherently choose the best performing service. For search this is google. This is why Google...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If Google had 50% of its market share stripped tomorrow, who would benefit?
- Advertisers? Nope
- Users? Nope

Who?
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If the TV station had an exclusive license to be a sole operator in a given market they would be a monopoly If there are 5 stations licensed to operate in the market none of them are a monopoly. It is not uncommon for the government to regulate markets and to limit the number of players. Courier ma...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Are you serious? The courier mail is a monopoly. The TV channels are not, there are 5 of them and none has full market share. Google has nearly a 90% market share. https://www.statista.com/statistics/216573/worldwide-market-share-of-search-engines/ Who is damaged by that? What is the cost to advert...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Southern hemisphere coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Southern hemisphere coaches

Does the NH even have coaches?
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I am interested in what definition of a monopoly you are using to define media companies as such. The only monopolies I can see here are the new age platforms and major players. Newspapers have a geographic monopoly (or duopoly) over print news - why aren’t we screaming to break this harmful domina...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 216
Views: 5295

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

It's great that it's going ahead but they better not feck this up. If the delta strain gets into NZ because of some gormless idjit the fecal matter will hit the wind turbine. It will, sooner or later: unless your economy can withstand being permanently shut to the outside world. Sure, but it’s dama...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38884

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Rational? How about we try to find ways to maintain the equilibrium of the contest? 15 against 15? Tackle lower and there’s no risk. MK copped a bad call, and the 20 minute red card is a great approach that I hope is adopted, but players’ behaviour needs to change. Someone already said that it won'...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Just a rant about growing up.
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Just a rant about growing up.

Once upon a time there was a girl I knew, who lived across the street. Brown hair, brown eyes. When she smiled, I smiled. When she cried, I cried. Every single thing that ever happened to me that mattered, in some way had to do with her. That day Winnie and I promised each other that no matter what...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Limits to Growth
Replies: 77
Views: 1947

Re: Limits to Growth

Yep but no. We have loads of choice here (especially food and clothes). It’s only quite recently people have realised much of Amazon’s dominance is logistics rather than tech. They’re currently sticking 400 mill into Felixstowe and surrounding areas. They’re not going anywhere. What can be done abo...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38884

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Far too rational Froggie. :thumbup: Rational? How about we try to find ways to maintain the equilibrium of the contest? 15 against 15? Tackle lower and there’s no risk. MK copped a bad call, and the 20 minute red card is a great approach that I hope is adopted, but players’ behaviour needs to chang...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

They still have a monopoly. What competition does google have for search engines? ? https://www.searchenginejournal.com/alternative-search-engines/271409/ I should rephrase that. Who uses a search engine other than google? No one. So here’s the question for you, why does everyone choose Google? Why...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

They still have a monopoly. What competition does google have for search engines? Dominance does not equal monopoly. There are plenty of search engines. Dozens of them. They’re just comparatively shite. It literally does mean monopoly. Then it should be easy to post a definition that states this, r...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1192
Views: 34057

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Mog The Almighty wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:21 am
Zakar wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:51 pm Some really fresh takes today.
:lol:

I reckon Hodgey goes all right as a utility bench option.
I say we get Beale back to take on that role. Or JOC is the other option when he’s back on his feet.

#redemption
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Limits to Growth
Replies: 77
Views: 1947

Re: Limits to Growth

Yep but no. We have loads of choice here (especially food and clothes). It’s only quite recently people have realised much of Amazon’s dominance is logistics rather than tech. They’re currently sticking 400 mill into Felixstowe and surrounding areas. They’re not going anywhere. What can be done abo...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Farva wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:09 am They still have a monopoly. What competition does google have for search engines?
Dominance does not equal monopoly. There are plenty of search engines. Dozens of them. They’re just comparatively shite.
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Limits to Growth
Replies: 77
Views: 1947

Re: Limits to Growth

Yep but no. We have loads of choice here (especially food and clothes). It’s only quite recently people have realised much of Amazon’s dominance is logistics rather than tech. They’re currently sticking 400 mill into Felixstowe and surrounding areas. They’re not going anywhere. What can be done abo...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Limits to Growth
Replies: 77
Views: 1947

Re: Limits to Growth

Yep but no. We have loads of choice here (especially food and clothes). It’s only quite recently people have realised much of Amazon’s dominance is logistics rather than tech. They’re currently sticking 400 mill into Felixstowe and surrounding areas. They’re not going anywhere. What can be done abo...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28153
Views: 1142917

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I am interested in what definition of a monopoly you are using to define media companies as such. The only monopolies I can see here are the new age platforms and major players. Newspapers have a geographic monopoly (or duopoly) over print news - why aren’t we screaming to break this harmful domina...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 216
Views: 5295

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

It's great that it's going ahead but they better not feck this up. If the delta strain gets into NZ because of some gormless idjit the fecal matter will hit the wind turbine. It will, sooner or later: unless your economy can withstand being permanently shut to the outside world. Sure, but it’s dama...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Limits to Growth
Replies: 77
Views: 1947

Re: Limits to Growth

This isn’t advertising, although that’s a small part of it. Amazon has a $2t market cap and much of that value is based on assets that weren’t imagined in the 70’s. The world has changed so much that many of the fundamental old rules of business aren’t even relevant any more. People in the 70’s cou...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under rated v over rated not rugby.
Replies: 44
Views: 1711

Re: Under rated v over rated not rugby.

TheSmurf wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:01 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:39 pm
TheSmurf wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:22 pm Overrated: Beer
Underrated: Bacon
I think you need to fùck right off
You don't think bacon is underrated? :shock:
No one with working taste buds thinks bacon is overrated
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2207

Re: Bezos gooooone......

It is not fair at all - Barilla, Toyota, etc all create jobs, investment, etc as well and do not pay 1 pct taxes because of that They don't have their HQs in Ireland. Commie. Obviously that has nothing to do with communism, as they do not even pay for all the infrastructures they are using and you ...
by towny
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38884

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Far too rational Froggie. :thumbup: Rational? How about we try to find ways to maintain the equilibrium of the contest? 15 against 15? Tackle lower and there’s no risk. MK copped a bad call, and the 20 minute red card is a great approach that I hope is adopted, but players’ behaviour needs to chang...