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by towny
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 810
Views: 19644

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Go you good things! FWIW I am in camp Sweden. Was in the third row of the Team Sweden cheer squad. The tight head shaped bloke with the blue pom pom. You’re an idiot though. You haven’t been right the whole time about Covid because you’re a fool who makes opinion based on ideology. No offence. :lol...
by towny
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 810
Views: 19644

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Like oil to a fire. Sweden is to covid arguments. Also summertime in Sweden. Well done summer. Well done. Let's see where things are at by Christmas. Bring on Christmas. Vaccination will be well and truly complete by then - life will be back to normal. Go you good things! FWIW I am in camp Sweden. ...
by towny
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28240
Views: 1145363

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

From the following description of a business model can you tell what business it is. Provide eyeballs to advertisers who pay them for the service. It is the intention of the service provider to make the aggregated cost of providing the eyeballs to be less than the total price paid by all of the adv...
by towny
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 810
Views: 19644

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Some cool research out of Sweden, who after a terrible start is arguably doing well with Covid in 2021. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210 ... chers.aspx There’s enough in this to give partisans of every argument something to prove their immovable opinion. Like oil to a fire. Sweden is to covi...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 810
Views: 19644

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Some cool research out of Sweden, who after a terrible start is arguably doing well with Covid in 2021. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210 ... chers.aspx There’s enough in this to give partisans of every argument something to prove their immovable opinion. Like oil to a fire. Sweden is to covi...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28240
Views: 1145363

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 ...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28240
Views: 1145363

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

From the following description of a business model can you tell what business it is. Provide eyeballs to advertisers who pay them for the service. It is the intention of the service provider to make the aggregated cost of providing the eyeballs to be less than the total price paid by all of the adv...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 810
Views: 19644

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Some cool research out of Sweden, who after a terrible start is arguably doing well with Covid in 2021.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210 ... chers.aspx

There’s enough in this to give partisans of every argument something to prove their immovable opinion.
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43257
Views: 1317075

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Some cool research out of Sweden, who after a terrible start is arguably doing well with Covid in 2021. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210714/e2809cHerd-immunitye2809d-not-responsible-for-Swedene28099s-control-of-COVID-19-say-researchers.aspx There’s enough in this to give partisans of every a...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43257
Views: 1317075

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Some cool research out of Sweden, who after a terrible start is arguably doing well with Covid in 2021. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210714/e2809cHerd-immunitye2809d-not-responsible-for-Swedene28099s-control-of-COVID-19-say-researchers.aspx There’s enough in this to give partisans of every ar...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28240
Views: 1145363

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

From the following description of a business model can you tell what business it is. Provide eyeballs to advertisers who pay them for the service. It is the intention of the service provider to make the aggregated cost of providing the eyeballs to be less than the total price paid by all of the adv...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28240
Views: 1145363

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:31 am On Facebook no less :lol:
Facebook is for old people. Well, older than me anyway. 😳
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28240
Views: 1145363

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:10 am
towny wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:46 am 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.
I'm loving the TAFE Course you've done - remote? :nod:
University of Life
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 323
Views: 7688

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

Frizell slapped on the wrist with a one game ban. In conjunction with Reece, I think that's a really sh i t look. The no dickheads policy was always a bit of a myth, but it's clearly dead in the water now. Yes it's disgusting and I'm very disappointed. Should be a 12 month ban atleast imo. Folau, r...
by towny
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28240
Views: 1145363

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 ...
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: 323
Views: 7688

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 323
Views: 7688

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 323
Views: 7688

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 323
Views: 7688

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: 2700

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 323
Views: 7688

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 72
Views: 2443

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: 323
Views: 7688

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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: 28240
Views: 1145363

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...