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by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Bezos gooooone......

Mog is right and so are the UK guys. Amazon in Sweden is not like it is in the UK and USA. It doesn’t use the same structure, whereby the company outsources much of the stuff it keeps in-house elsewhere and the Marketplace is basically a dodgy add-on to the German business. My understanding is that ...
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 278
Views: 18991

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

I just hope all the actors are the same colour as the characters in the book. I understand that this is really important in the fantasy genre.
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 811
Views: 19905

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

I’m saying your statement is bullshit. You can’t prove the claim… 100% impossible. It literally can’t be done. I reckon it could be proven but I don’t think many here would comprehend it. Supply chain stuff is complex and here we deal in hashtags and memes. I foolishly followed a notification back ...
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

Until a couple of months ago, a consortium had a proposal up and running to provide energy generated through renewables in Western Australia's Pilbara region to Singapore via sub sea HV cables. Once the attraction of H2 started to become feasible they swung their attention to that... only to have t...
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

Until a couple of months ago, a consortium had a proposal up and running to provide energy generated through renewables in Western Australia's Pilbara region to Singapore via sub sea HV cables. Once the attraction of H2 started to become feasible they swung their attention to that... only to have t...
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 811
Views: 19905

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Bullshit I can’t be arsed trying to explain things to people that couldn’t be bothered thinking about an issue let alone learning. Australia ran out of toilet paper twice without a truck being delayed and yet….. I give up and cede the ‘thinking threads’ to those that don’t think but just know. 👍
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 811
Views: 19905

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

It’s the definition of literally impossible. 100% could not possibly have been done.
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

Why would those counties not want to trade in USD? Is the extreme liquidity bad? Using the Yuan or the Baht or postage stamps is easy enough to do but it will be more expensive for them, so good luck with that. Rancid You didn’t understand it, did you? Using the Yuan is possible today. Go do it. Th...
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Bezos gooooone......

Because they don’t pay enough now.
by towny
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

Why would those counties not want to trade in USD? Is the extreme liquidity bad?

Using the Yuan or the Baht or postage stamps is easy enough to do but it will be more expensive for them, so good luck with that.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

The chinese will be able to do what they want with their Crypto, inflate, deflate, send it to the moon, whatever they choose and what ever benefits them - this destabalises the who Crypto market. You don't have to be a genius to work that You don't think they will peg it to the dollar? You think go...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

China has (for years) been trying to usurp the greenback for reserve currency status. This is another part of that quest that’ll probably get there in the end, but has to be 30 years away at least. Is this today’s ‘Talking Point’ from HQ? 300 years minimum. I'd say any target of usupring the greenb...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

:| https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/chinas-digital-yuan-comes-expiration-date 😂 That site is for lunatics. It's just a site....dive into some of the links. Bloomberg, all sorts of you need high street news..This is happening. Sure thing. Post the Bloomberg link. I’m not going to that lunatic site.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

shanky wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:42 pm China has (for years) been trying to usurp the greenback for reserve currency status. This is another part of that quest that’ll probably get there in the end, but has to be 30 years away at least.

Is this today’s ‘Talking Point’ from HQ?
300 years minimum.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

:|
😂

That site is for lunatics.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

shanky wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:24 pm You wanted the epaulettes with gold braid, mate

Me and Towny will be sneaking a smoko out the back when you’re done
Tell him we can make the hat bigger too.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Bezos gooooone......

This Branson vs Bezos edge of space race thing is so stupid, considering Guy Laliberte (founder of Circe De Soleil) bought a ticket to the International f**king Space Station over a decade ago. What? Laliberte went on the records book, spent a lot of money, had some free adv on media. Branson and B...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

Imagine being the bloke signing the planning application for a new nuclear power station. Bags not being me. :lol: I think we have 8 supposedly being built. Hinckley C is the only one that has yet made it to construction. Japan is getting back into nuclear in a huge way. That all may be true. But I...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies
Replies: 84
Views: 1060

Re: Dedollarisation and national digital currencies

Dozy wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:33 pm How's this gonna fair out for the world reserve?
Have you ever posted on a rugby thread? What do you even want to discuss here? Is there an article for context or do we do you hope to drag us down some bullshit rabbit hole that you’ve spent the last few days in?
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

So currently technology that doesn’t exist. Which one you mean? Hydrogen? You can argue the round trip energy efficiency is too low or that it’s too expensive. If you want to argue the technology doesn’t exist you would be wrong. Nuclear might be the best. Who knows? But over what time frame? 50 ye...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Bezos gooooone......

Love him, hate him, whatever…. Bezos is a giant and is extraordinarily capable. He’s got lots of faults, but this is a dude that from nothing and will likely end up being the key driver to space exploration in this century. Thats probably just another example of someone putting undue importance on ...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

The ref is the sole arbiter of time also, would you think it’s okay if he blew full time 20 minutes early? WR put out regulations that the refs are instructed to make decisions against. The ref got it wrong. You’ve made a fool of yourself. We are all wrong once in a while, but it’s bizarre to see so...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

So currently technology that doesn’t exist. Which one you mean? Hydrogen? You can argue the round trip energy efficiency is too low or that it’s too expensive. If you want to argue the technology doesn’t exist you would be wrong. Nuclear might be the best. Who knows? But over what time frame? 50 ye...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

message #2527204 wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:06 pm
shanky wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:52 pm Imagine being the bloke signing the planning application for a new nuclear power station.

Bags not being me. :lol:
I think we have 8 supposedly being built. Hinckley C is the only one that has yet made it to construction.
Japan is getting back into nuclear in a huge way.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 549
Views: 19270

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

https://twitter.com/UK_WindEnergy/status/1417817181635727360 GB Grid: #Wind is generating 0.21GW (0.57%) out of 37.01GW Those things will always happen unfortunately. Its a good reason not to get too dependent on any single technology. Going 100% for wind energy only is a stupid idea. Going for a c...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

If I was you, I’d just be quietly thankful that they’re discussing the tackle, and not the shameful, cowardly act that followed it. ;) All things said, I was very happy to have France rugby come here. It was a great series. Very close. We love France and French rugby. Merci. This thread is a (mostl...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Bezos gooooone......

Love him, hate him, whatever…. Bezos is a giant and is extraordinarily capable. He’s got lots of faults, but this is a dude that from nothing and will likely end up being the key driver to space exploration in this century. Thats probably just another example of someone putting undue importance on ...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Bezos gooooone......

Love him, hate him, whatever…. Bezos is a giant and is extraordinarily capable. He’s got lots of faults, but this is a dude that from nothing and will likely end up being the key driver to space exploration in this century. Thats probably just another example of someone putting undue importance on ...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

I think WR should change to laws to penalise the tackled player if the player dips into a tackle, creating a dangerous situation. The tackler should be judged on where the tackle would have hit if the tackled player had remained upright Similar to the cricket no-ball law: 21.10 Ball bouncing over h...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Okay, it’s quite possible that you have some underlying condition so I’m going to leave you all with it. Maybe best that those that wish to press on do so carefully.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 811
Views: 19905

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Well of course you're going to say that. How would you coordinate the unloading and loading of a thousand trucks a day? Where would you do it? These supply chains don’t have much flexibility and it would take months to get such a massive change right, and you’d likely be short hundreds of trucks an...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

😂😂 This is a dangerous tackle?? Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders. even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders. So what’s the danger...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 3295
Views: 73685

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

The reason is also that doctors know how to treat the virus better than they did at the beginning.

I’m not arguing Australia should open up.
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

😂😂

This is a dangerous tackle??
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bezos gooooone......
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Bezos gooooone......

This Branson vs Bezos edge of space race thing is so stupid, considering Guy Laliberte (founder of Circe De Soleil) bought a ticket to the International f**king Space Station over a decade ago. What? Laliberte went on the records book, spent a lot of money, had some free adv on media. Branson and B...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 3295
Views: 73685

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

The thing is, we will kill a hell of a lot more people than 2 a day if we lift lockdown. We have experienced 900 deaths so far in the pandemic. If we matched what the UK has experienced that would be 50k+. We arent in a position to manage it in a different way right now. And to be clear we are not ...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Show me the wrap in the reverse angle. No attempt at all. Unless he's trying to wrap his ball sack. https://static-ffx-io.cdn.ampproject.org/i/s/static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_2.366%2C$multiply_0.9735%2C$ratio_1.5%2C$width_756%2C$x_0%2C$y_125/t_crop_custom/q_86%2Cf_auto/5e617775ba36b5281b99cb74d7cfbd22...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 3295
Views: 73685

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

You have absolutely no way of predicting that. Here in the U.K. we didn’t protect the elderly in care homes and we managed to have rampant covid in hospitals.. (40% of hospitalised infections). The studies so far on NPI demonstrate that they made almost no difference. I have a pretty good idea of w...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 3295
Views: 73685

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

The thing is, we will kill a hell of a lot more people than 2 a day if we lift lockdown. We have experienced 900 deaths so far in the pandemic. If we matched what the UK has experienced that would be 50k+. We arent in a position to manage it in a different way right now. And to be clear we are not ...
by towny
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.
Replies: 47
Views: 1096

Re: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.

Thomas wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:13 pm Soooo...exactly the same thing that happened to Kerevi in the RWC then. In that case the kiwi TMO was baying for a card but Poite only penalised him.
The thing with kiwi refs you have to understand, is that they’re just kiwis.