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by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 135
Views: 2483

Re: Death Penalty

By supporting the Death penalty we diminish ourselves as a people. Its not done for protection (the person is caught already), its done as a form of spiteful punishment to assuage anger in the populace at the crimes. When in the states you see them executing people whose mental faculties are questi...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27050
Views: 1041677

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Guy Smiley, It appears Seven are standing by Ben Roberts-Smith https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/seven-stands-by-senior-executive-ben-roberts-smith-over-new-evidence-he-attempted-to-cover-up-alleged-crimes-20210412-p57id8.html Paywalled mate... but my comment earlier about him being toast was...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 135
Views: 2483

Re: Death Penalty

I would be curious to know how many people enthusiastically support: 1. Capital punishment, or in other words they want the government to have the power to kill people based on what they claim they did...... AND 2. Policing of online and other media to eliminate misinformation, or in other words, t...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

danny_fitz wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:53 pm
Dozy wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:42 pm [*]
towny wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:55 am You guys don’t understand anything!

5 year plan!!!!!!
They've nailed them all to date
Well, they certainly 'nailed' the greatest man made famine in the history of world with 30 plus million dead with their second 5 year plan.
Fake news. Didn't happen.
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Dozy wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:42 pm [*]
towny wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:55 am You guys don’t understand anything!

5 year plan!!!!!!
They've nailed them all to date
Great.... does one say anything about Huawei's becoming a fish farmer because China can't design or fabricate top-end components?
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

From the outside, China doesn't have the quality of software developers to make it work. You mean hardware developers. :P What investments is China making in chip design? The IC design segment is actually a successful sector for China. They've now got the second-largest design industry cluster afte...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Useless Rabble versus Neigh Neighs
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Useless Rabble versus Neigh Neighs

Wessells couldn't coach a cow to eat grass. That Rebels pack is so good! They'll get over the gain line all day and do fine in the set-piece (lineout might struggle with one tall bloke) but then they'll watch their backs unsuccessfully try to bore the Brumbies to death. Melbourne is where rugby drea...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

guy smiley wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:16 am
towny wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:11 am Doh Xi!

😂

That’s not racist, right?
I'll have to refer you to shanky on that, as I stole it from him I can hardly take responsibility.
Wow!

He’s finally made a nickname that worked. His next best effort is calling Anstee “The White Parisse”
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Rubbish. Also the Chinese loans are more often then not, cheaper and easier to get w ith far less onerous conditions then anything the IMF or World Bank would give. Pesky things like basic human rights, good governance and democratic reforms? And ensuring their don't even get past first base for a ...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Huawei moving away from hardware and into software services as they can't access the quality chips from Taiwan their business needs and won't be able to match that quality for several years... https://www.lightreading.com/5g/starved-of-chips-huawei-pivots-to-cars-and-software/d/d-id/768681?_mc=RSS_...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Doh Xi!

😂

That’s not racist, right?
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

You guys don’t understand anything!

5 year plan!!!!!!
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27050
Views: 1041677

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Anyone tell me what Turnball was like as a PM? Wasn't in Australia then, but I like his thinking on some subjects. He was hamstrung by the party and realistically was never 100% in the game Much better post-politics Malcolm was the great white hope. I do agree that the LNP is held hostage by the lu...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27050
Views: 1041677

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

In a strange coincidence Towny, yes they are. In fact, the benefits these three large media companies derive from the legislation governing the arrangements the big tech companies must make with media companies in Australia are so substantial you could almost be forgiven for thinking they'd written...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

It's also an opinion of the writer and fly's in the face of what is going on in China investment wise.. and what is clearly outlined in the latest five year plan. You keep saying I am pro this and that , I'm not... I just point out the relentless shit posted that is always wrong,....and have been w...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Huawei moving away from hardware and into software services as they can't access the quality chips from Taiwan their business needs and won't be able to match that quality for several years... https://www.lightreading.com/5g/starved-of-chips-huawei-pivots-to-cars-and-software/d/d-id/768681?_mc=RSS_...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 322
Views: 5603

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

While Dozy is a Chinese fluffed beyond repair. He does have a point here somewhat. The constant whining of Westeners about the conduct of China in Africa does have a smell of hypocrisy about it. And claiming they are doing worse than what we did (well, what you did - my country was occupied back th...
by towny
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fusion power to be a reality?
Replies: 19
Views: 1365

Re: Fusion power to be a reality?

icon wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:58 am if i had money, without any doubt it'd be on this lot: https://lppfusion.com/
With that font? They definitely aren’t pissing money away on marketing.
by towny
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 135
Views: 2483

Re: Death Penalty

I would be curious to know how many people enthusiastically support: 1. Capital punishment, or in other words they want the government to have the power to kill people based on what they claim they did...... AND 2. Policing of online and other media to eliminate misinformation, or in other words, th...
by towny
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 135
Views: 2483

Re: Death Penalty

Always been against the death penalty, but with the increase in barbarity, over population, lack of deterrent for killers and the cost of imprisonment I think they should reinstate the death penalty. The news is full of crazy arse wipes killing people, getting 10 years and they are out ready to kil...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.

I’m not underestimating their persuasiveness or power, I’m just saying it’s not water, electricity or public transport. And the business model you described is one used by manu, many others - basically anyone that’s ever leveraged network effects. You could make the same argument about newspapers - ...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 57
Views: 1748

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

I mean, it's a forum, it's a dying thing on the internet. Reddit isn’t dying. Reddit is a huge, covers just about every niche that can be thought of and is a bit of a special case. Very particular forums like this? They're not gaining momentum or new eyes. Reddit is also made for mobile. Try and th...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 57
Views: 1748

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

Floppykid wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:50 pm I mean, it's a forum, it's a dying thing on the internet.
Reddit isn’t dying.
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 57
Views: 1748

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

10-15 years ago this place buzzed. Every year it will decline further. The digital world went to mobile and sites like this are all dying or have died already.

Maybe we should pick a mobile platform and migrate en masses while we still have people worthy of harassing?
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.

Not one person has to use google - everyone chooses to. Yet there are so many complaints about google's (real, imagined or misunderstood) use of their data. If you don't use google you have nothing to worry about. But as it's such as vastly better product than its competitors, people want to use it...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.

Not one person has to use google - everyone chooses to. Yet there are so many complaints about google's (real, imagined or misunderstood) use of their data. If you don't use google you have nothing to worry about. But as it's such as vastly better product than its competitors, people want to use it ...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.

They aren't selling anything to do with your identity . There's no logic in claims that there is any breach in privacy in data that does not include any details about the person. It's anonymous - there is nothing to link the person to the data. Therefore it cannot be personal data. That article was...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I do love MK but they'll be talking about Petaia in the year 3000. Were you also keen on Andrew Deegan a while ago? Plenty of Force fans wanted him in the Wallabies based on his electric form against the Wuhan Hotlungs. Mate did you read my last post? I might have even mentioned McGregor too. I was...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Brad Thorn poured mango liqueur on the Brumbieman fire when he said JP could play at the back. He's got Daugunu on the pine - why doesn't he fark Hegarty off and see how the superstar goes? Daugunu and Vunivalu on the wings.... Vroom!
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I do love MK but they'll be talking about Petaia in the year 3000.

Were you also keen on Andrew Deegan a while ago? Plenty of Force fans wanted him in the Wallabies based on his electric form against the Wuhan Hotlungs.
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Flat track bully. Should be in the back row, or hooker? Yes, we could convert him before the French arrive. Don't you dare ever slag off a poster for asking questions about sides of the scrum that props pack on, etc. This is the dumbest thing ever written about the sport of rugby. I was only joking...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I love MK, but he's playing at a team with a Wallaby halfback, Wallaby flyhalf, Wallaby utility..... and he's scored 0 tries this year and they're close to the bottom of the table, despite having a good set of forwards. I do love MK but I think there's room for both of them. If I have to choose, I w...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Re: flat track bully
Image

kiwis aren't going to like the way you're referring to their revered national rugby team.
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Olo wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:46 am Flat track bully.

Should be in the back row, or hooker? Yes, we could convert him before the French arrive.
Don't you dare ever slag off a poster for asking questions about sides of the scrum that props pack on, etc.

This is the dumbest thing ever written about the sport of rugby.
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.

They aren't selling anything to do with your identity . There's no logic in claims that there is any breach in privacy in data that does not include any details about the person. It's anonymous - there is nothing to link the person to the data. Therefore it cannot be personal data. That article was...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

shanky wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:33 am And not a single mention of Jock Campbell

Dear me..
:lol:

Latho 2.0

Or Izzy++ if Rennie buys into Brumbieman's dream of JP at the back.
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

One of the reasons that we’re even talking about the Reds outside back scoring tries, is because Kerevi isn’t there anymore, dying with the ball. I don't think that's fair. Kerevi left in 2019 - the Reds were a very different team then. They're a young team now but they were basically kids back the...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

There are still people on the internet that want AAA picked in front of Tupou for....... reasons? They'll say Tupou is lazy - a bloke that plays 80m and destroys two Wallaby LHPs and is on track to break the Super Rugby try scoring record is lazy? Sure. They'll say he cheat in the scrum - no other p...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: We're through the looking glass! Big Tech worried about data privacy.

it's clear that you still don't understand. I will try again. GOOGLE DOES NOT GIVE ANYONE INFORMATION THAT LINKS ANY USER'S IDENTITY TO THEIR ACTIVITIES, SITES VISITED, ETC. NO ONE THAT BUYS GOOGLE DATA IS ABLE TO SEE OR DETERMINE WHO THE USERS BEHIND THE DATA ARE. They aren't selling anything to do...
by towny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Home Improvements advice
Replies: 43
Views: 1294

Re: Home Improvements advice

"hej Sven, såg du vår aussie granne slog sig ut när hans boxningsväska föll av väggen?" "Mest roliga Olaf, den där killen är ett verktyg, han kör den bilen med den massiva spoilern och hans ben är så mager att han knappt kan hålla honom uppe." "Ja, det är han. Hörde du att hans smeknamn är Shotglas...