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by Senlac
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 31
Views: 398

Re: Need advice

Restitution wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:55 pm
I'm pretty sure Senlac is coming at this from a weird ideological position...
“Brilliant” (as we Brits say). I’ll leave this thread on that note. It became a tad polluted, when it had been doing so well.
by Senlac
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 31
Views: 398

Re: Need advice

The important part that we forget about the women's equality movement was that it actually gave women a choice (e.g. Margaret Sanger was one of ten children, her mother died in her eighteenth pregnancy). Some women make the wrong decisions...but they are entitled to make as many bad decisions as we...
by Senlac
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 31
Views: 398

Re: Need advice

I never said it was “just because” anything. Just that living in an expensive place is an important criteria when considering load upon an expected income. I also never criticise the priorities of others (a totally pointless exercise). My comments on this thread are limited to helping good decision ...
by Senlac
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 31
Views: 398

Re: Need advice

Wow, this thread took a turn for the worse while I wasn’t looking. Usual adversarial BS. It’s kind of interesting because it touches on the whole new ball game that is “family life” in places mentioned such as SF & NY. My father’s comments to me (& mine to Flum) were based on the audience being male...
by Senlac
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 31
Views: 398

Re: Need advice

A quick comment on the superb quality advice I’m reading here. So often I read “advise” & think the author should not be allowed to potentially damage the lives of their listeners! Here we have some great principles. Life is too short to base all your decisions on your own mistakes or successes. The...
by Senlac
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 31
Views: 398

Re: Need advice

I’ll give you my father’s advise that worked well for me. He said there are 3 things in life that require a large income; 1. Responsibility for others (ie. the family you are referring to). 2. Living in an expensive place (for us London). 3. Being in debt (for most folks their mortgage). He said try...
by Senlac
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Excused Missed Turns is inefficient ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1012

Re: Excused Missed Turns is inefficient ?

You might be fine with it in your one game, but playing 20 games dealing with this crap every day isn't fun. I am playing 6 games. They are just anonymous. It is precisely that I am playing lots of games that it doesn't matter if there is a slight delay. Yeah, maybe there are better implementations...
by Senlac
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Celebration of America
Replies: 142
Views: 1009

Re: Celebration of America

I’ll interject as a Brit, that does wish the USA Happy Birthday (2 days late, apologies). It is a wonderful country in which I had over 12 primarily happy years. Better than some I could mention anyway (including my own). Trump is a bit scary sometimes, but his presidency is a product of circumstanc...
by Senlac
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Re: Female Athlete Pay

“It’s a failure of marketing. Serena Williams would not be able to beat male players - yet she is marketed and brings in huge draws.” If this were the case, why aren’t hot shot female marketing execs taking advantage of market opportunities other than Serena? They could simultaneously prove how good...
by Senlac
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Re: Female Athlete Pay

I probably have a minority opinion here, but I’ll make it anyway. In all competitive fields of employment (such as professional sport) & hundreds of others, I’m beginning to find it hard to believe gender (or race, religion etc) have any relevance any more. If a black, Buddhist, women turned out to ...
by Senlac
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!

I'm unimpressed with the RR punishment for missing orders to get out of a game, given that there is no option to leave a game other than missing two sets of orders/emailing Mods. If you wanted to find a way to totally discourage me from playing here for a year, then I think you've succeeded marvell...
by Senlac
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it worse to be racist or sexist?
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Is it worse to be racist or sexist?

I’m busy conducting a trial on this very subject, on the basis accusations of either/both fly in my direction on occasion:-)
by Senlac
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 70
Views: 2391

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

I thought about it but its a rather complex calculation and there are just better things to do in life. If anyone calculates it correctly I will be mightily impressed I did some quick calculations - so not exactly "correct". But, I did find that above 80 as of the last update guarantees a spot in t...
by Senlac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 3176

Re: circumcision

I’ve become so cynical about the ability of humans to use their supposed evolutionary advantage (large brain) that this amongst many issues are beyond salvation. Stone Age will do as a descriptor for the feeble minded kind that conduct such practises & this one is more horrific than others. It’s ano...
by Senlac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 3176

Re: circumcision

Dyslexia rules KO! “In the final paragraph you lump "bound feet" with FMG ( what the devil is the meaning of that acronym?)” The acronym was FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). What you’re on about:-) I know you emphasise the “voluntary” nature of many of my examples, in fact “sought after” could be sa...
by Senlac
Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 3176

Re: circumcision

I would note that not one response has been made to my comment about the, in my opinion, barbaric mutilation of young women (removal of clitoris) usually done by men & linked to particular groups​ of religious extremists. It occurs in our world. Not one other person has made any contribution discus...
by Senlac
Wed May 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 128
Views: 3176

Re: circumcision

Why all the hate for circumcision? Not sure “hate” is the right word. It’s just not “normal” in most European countries, or at least wasn’t when I was young. There was still some stigma associated, maybe a hangover of the virulent anti-semitism of not long before. Most of my generation had parents ...
by Senlac
Mon May 27, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: European Election Night(s)!
Replies: 38
Views: 648

Re: European Election Night(s)!

😀 Well I found the European Election Night amusing. Nothing like a squirming politician to generate humour. Good to see both major UK parties get hammered after what they have put the British through in the last 3 years. I’d say there will be some very nervous party officials thinking the spotlight ...
by Senlac
Sun May 26, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 664

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

Major, “I think it's a remarkable contortion.of logic to oppose abortion and support the death penalty”. Potentially true, but I believe it’s so because “purpose” has been removed as an ingredient for a lot of our law making, often replaced by “principle” & so called “rights”. Personally I believe t...
by Senlac
Sun May 26, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 664

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

A clarification to avoid accusations of self contradiction; Above I say “there are no actions to be taken”. This relates to actions needed to cause our population to become unsustainable. We’re already taking those actions very nicely. In an earlier post I say “but there are reasonable steps that co...