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by MajorMitchell
Wed May 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gmail is disturbing
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: Gmail is disturbing

Has anyone used Sociall ? It's a Facebook alternative. There's heaps of organisations gathering data on customer behaviour. I'm an old fuddy duddy so I have physically covered the camera lens on the front of my new phone. Is that silly or reasonable ?
by MajorMitchell
Tue May 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lego
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Lego

A TV program in Australia with two member teams competing at building with Lego has knocked the cooking shows, home renovation shows, talent shows etc etc ..all into a cocked hat in the ratings, and parents have found something that briefly is more interesting to the offspring than IT devices. Who w...
by MajorMitchell
Tue May 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May

Oily Dave will almost certainly beat MsDoc Phelps in Wentworth ( I called it Vaucluse which is a posh Toffs suburb in the electorate )
by MajorMitchell
Tue May 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May

Scomo's combined team have 78 almost certain seats in a 150 seat House of Representatives. With 78 they can appoint a Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and with 76 left have a slender majority.
by MajorMitchell
Tue May 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can I borrow 2000000 points?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Can I borrow 2000000 points?

Still no action, waiting for players with squillions of test points to join.
by MajorMitchell
Sun May 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Say something nice about your political opposition
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Say something nice about your political opposition

Say something nice about my political opponents. I struggle with Pauline Hanson and Clivetoad. The local State MP is a decent chap & he was at the same small country town polling booth as I was on Saturday and we have convivial conversations, although we we're handing out how to vote cards for oppos...
by MajorMitchell
Sun May 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Say something nice about your political opposition
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Say something nice about your political opposition

Similar thing occurring in Australia in my opinion. Less bipartisanship, more divisive factions slowly declining total 1st preference vote for two main "big parties" .steady approx 10% & slowly increasing Greens vote On the right there are the extreme right eg Pauline Hanson's One Nation about 5% na...
by MajorMitchell
Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can I borrow 2000000 points?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Can I borrow 2000000 points?

I'm spectating Jmo's test game for free. Not much action so far.
by MajorMitchell
Sun May 19, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May

House of Representatives, 150 seats.. team Scomo & Mick's 16 Nats have 72, Billy Shorten's ALP gang 66 seats.. independent MPs five and undecided seven. Senate prediction.. Lib/Nats 34. ALP 27 Greens 9 Centre Alliance 2 Pauline Hanson'our' One Nation 2 independent Ms Lambie from Tasmania & Australia...
by MajorMitchell
Sat May 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May

So it's team Scomo 72 certain and Bill Shorten's gang 66. Centre Alliance one and five undecided or other independent MPs One of those five might be Warringah, a blue ribbon Liberal Party seat on Sydney's​ northern beach suburbs (New South Wales) held for a long time by former PM Tony 'budgie smuggl...
by MajorMitchell
Sat May 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May

Prime Minister Scomo's team (he's Liberal Party & they're in coalition government with the National Party ..rebranded Country party so a rural regions farmers and pastoralists party with sixteen House of Representatives electorates MPs ) has won.the election, so bold punters in the right wing will b...
by MajorMitchell
Thu May 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can I borrow 2000000 points?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Can I borrow 2000000 points?

Jmo's "test maximum bet change" game has probably seduced Bob. When I were a lad there wasn't even internet thingy Diplomacy points in existence & condemned prisoners laboured in mighty Ming's Diplomacy board game factories. My hypothesis is that Omnipotent Zultar discovered an infinite supply of Di...
by MajorMitchell
Thu May 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Australian Federal Election~Saturday 18th May

Two days to go.. the pollsters are uncertain PM Scomo's been busier than a blue arsed blowfly, buzzing about in Queensland, NSW, Tassie.. might pick up two seats there ? & WA. SA is as dull as "maybe Ms Flint.in Boothby will.hold her seat for Scomo's team ..so no change between PM Scomo's team. Sth ...
by MajorMitchell
Wed May 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: to jmo
Replies: 44
Views: 1693

Re: to jmo

Well Percy I should not boast, but there has been no need for me to offer financial inducements to the Almighty Mods. Nor have I had to wave the proverbial stick at the Almighty Mods. The proverbial stick in my arsenal is most effective with recalcitrants. A simple hint of an invitation to observe M...
by MajorMitchell
Wed May 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Shapiro Meltdown
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: The Shapiro Meltdown

Interesting reading, thanks to all contributors. I heard a most interesting term recently.. "Democratic Capitalism" which is apparently a "morally good thing". It was used in the context of a comparison of capitalism in the USA compared to capitalism in China. (although the term "Communist Capitalis...
by MajorMitchell
Wed May 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: to jmo
Replies: 44
Views: 1693

Re: to jmo

Can we please not use terms like bribe. The correct terminology to be used is "consultancy fees" or "financial encouragement" or similar. "Administration fees" is a wonderful all encompassing description. Discretion is appreciated, so I would suggest that "would be influencers" first change the mone...
by MajorMitchell
Wed May 15, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Turning 10 (WebDip Years)
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Turning 10 (WebDip Years)

Big thanks to jmo for a decade of helping to make WebDiplomacy a great place to play Diplomacy, and all the other opportunities it gives us.
by MajorMitchell
Tue May 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: European Election Night(s)!
Replies: 37
Views: 348

Re: European Election Night(s)!

Is Naughty Nigel Flappermac ( it's some forgettable surname) running ?
by MajorMitchell
Tue May 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Milestone
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Trump Milestone

You chaps have spelt Millstone incorrectly
by MajorMitchell
Tue May 14, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: to jmo
Replies: 44
Views: 1693

Re: to jmo

Strewth & Drop Bears in cozzies, Skippy has dropped his frothy and been caught in the Bronte express.