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by Octavious
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 33
Views: 203

Re: Female Athlete Pay

I content that most casual fans would be hard pressed to tell the difference in many sports such as hockey/tennis/golf if they players genders weren’t apparent. I disagree. I watched England vs Australia at T20 cricket a couple of years ago, and they put the women's event on immediately before the ...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Solstice All!
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Happy Solstice All!

How did I miss this thread. That looks so cool. Bloody freezing, in fact. Got to around 6 degrees before dawn. Great atmosphere though, and it's not often you get a clear sunrise on Salisbury Plain. These days the focal point seems to be when the rising Sun lines up with various stones, but frankly...
by Octavious
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 33
Views: 203

Re: Female Athlete Pay

. If that was the case, nobody would watch mens college athletics because its not as good as pro, but college football and basketball are just as big as their professional leagues I think that the US is very unusual in this regard. Pretty much everywhere top tier sport commands far larger live and ...
by Octavious
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The title of this thread does not target anyone
Replies: 37
Views: 555

Re: The title of this thread does not target anyone

How is General Tyranny not a webDip username?

I feel a sense of deep disappointment with the membership...
by Octavious
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 33
Views: 203

Re: Female Athlete Pay

The women's world cup is an interesting one. The issue with results that question credibility isn't straightforward. Part of the reason for having a world cup is to expand the sport, and expanding into new areas ultimately will see teams enter who aren't ready for it. As long as they don't go batshi...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 33
Views: 203

Re: Female Athlete Pay

What I find most upsetting is that world champions of boxing are paid many millions of dollars whilst world champions of diplomacy get practically nothing. How wrong is that? We shouldn't let pathetic excuses such as boxing having a much larger player base, audience, and superior product be used to ...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 33
Views: 203

Re: Female Athlete Pay

Absolutely, HR. If there's a chap who is so good at a sport that, after a lifetime of training, there are people willing to pay good money to watch him perform, why not take his money off him to reward someone who isn't as good?
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 35
Views: 513

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

Fluminator wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:54 pm
There's tons of evidence for aliens contacting us. It's just covered up by the governments. Let me go compile some of it.
Curious how international governments are so unified in their desire to cover it up when they disagree over virtually everything else.
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 35
Views: 513

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

The Earth has had life for around four or five billion years. For much of that life was remarkably simple and uninteresting. For the vast majority of the two billion or so years of complex life intelligence wasn't a successful evolutionary strategy. In the vastness of the universe intelligent life i...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 35
Views: 513

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

If intelligent alien life exists, do they speculate about the existence of life that they would regard as alien (to them)? If it's intelligent life, certainly. It seems a very safe assumption to say that the evolution of intelligent life requires an inherent curiosity, as much as the evolution of c...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Solstice All!
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Happy Solstice All!

http://imgur.com/gallery/GKM1G0t

http://imgur.com/gallery/68qi3IF

My photography skills are as poor as my camera, but to give you a taste...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Solstice All!
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Happy Solstice All!

The show was decent enough, I've loved the book for years, but I've been visiting the stones since long before I'd heard of it.
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The title of this thread does not target anyone
Replies: 37
Views: 555

Re: The title of this thread does not target anyone

I disagree with Durga. As much as my preference would be for a forum where people such as Durga have the freedom to say what they wish even if that includes what others may see as unwarranted and bigoted attacks, if you are going to have rules they must be enforced equally and fairly. A system that ...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Solstice All!
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Happy Solstice All!

Greetings from Stonehenge!

Best sunrise in years! Good omens for the future!
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 33
Views: 203

Re: Female Athlete Pay

I don't find any form of hockey particularly entertaining to watch so I'm not in a great place to comment. For sport like cricket I would be prepared to pay to watch a first class men's game, but would be in two minds about watching a women's game if the tickets were free. If you abolished segregati...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Female Athlete Pay
Replies: 33
Views: 203

Re: Female Athlete Pay

Professional sport is an entertainment industry. Where the women's game puts on a show that generates a lot of revenue they should be rewarded accordingly. Women's tennis is a good example, as it was arguably a better product than the serve volley period of the men's game. More often than not, howev...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be? [HIDDEN]
Replies: 47
Views: 703

Re: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be?

Sorry, I thought we were having an open and honest conversation. I wasn't aware we were back in business of spitting bile at each other.
by Octavious
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be? [HIDDEN]
Replies: 47
Views: 703

Re: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be?

I'm not even sure what being bisexual would involve. I can see a bloke now and think he's a good looking chap, but in terms of sexual compatibility the mechanics simply doesn't work. The options available for sex between two men I find fundamentally repulsive to the extent even thinking about them m...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you had 100% control over Fluminator's sexual orientation...
Replies: 21
Views: 337

Re: If you had 100% control over Fluminator's sexual orientation...

Claesar wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Octavious wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:55 am
... I suspect most people who have magical control over aspects of someone else wouldn't actually do anything, thus the resulting scenes are unchanged.
...
I'd love to live in the magical world you live in.
You wouldn't. It takes all the fun out of diplomacy
by Octavious
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you had 100% control over Fluminator's sexual orientation...
Replies: 21
Views: 337

Re: If you had 100% control over Fluminator's sexual orientation...

There are two philosophical points here. The first asks the question of whether the ability to do something means that you should. I suspect most people who have magical control over aspects of someone else wouldn't actually do anything, thus the resulting scenes are unchanged. The second asks quest...