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by Octavious
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Mod Team Announcement

dargorygel wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:13 pm
Wow, bo... I can not imagine this place without your steady, interested, just, merciful, and personal hand on the till. Be well!
I take it that having your hand on the till isn't a euphemism for theft in your part of the world? :razz:
by Octavious
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Just the silly little lie about me saying that shipping has negligible emissions. Nothing to get excited about, and not worth mentioning if it not for you repeating it despite it being pointed out, and then taking the holier than thou line in the later post :razz: But no, it's not a particularly str...
by Octavious
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

No one claimed that Australia doesn't have challenges that differ from other nations. What Wusti has been repeatedly lying about is his nonsense claim that I said shipping has negligible carbon emissions. Where Wusti is simply wrong is in this In a sparsely populated, but massive country like Austra...
by Octavious
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Whereas some people keep on repeating the same lies over and over again, eh Wusti?
by Octavious
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

The Hundred is the latest English abomination that sees new teams (same grounds, but with daft names supposedly tied to cities rather than counties) competing in a... (*takes a deep breath and fights the urge to vomit*) decimalised and slightly shorter version of 20/20. Ten balls in an over, one hun...
by Octavious
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Bit of a damp squib all round, really. Preparations were dismal by pandemic necessity, but all that does is mask a few growing problems with the decline of test cricket in England. In some respects it was ever thus, but with the addition of The Hundred in recent years pushing the longer form even fu...
by Octavious
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Unvaccinated sperm the next bitcoin?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Unvaccinated sperm the next bitcoin?

However it is true that male fertility rates are dropping significantly How sure of that are we? Sperm cells have only been counted for around 100 years, and reliably so for somewhat less time. Even if we agree that sperm counts 50 years ago were higher, who is to say that we have gone from a perio...
by Octavious
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

I blame Covid-19, the extreme Australian climate, France, and Dr Karl!

(and not the one from Neighbours... the real one)
by Octavious
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Lock him up

orathaic wrote:
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:07 pm
Either way i'm done wasting time on you.
Best Christmas ever :-D
by Octavious
Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Hatcheted? Why on earth do you think I'd want to do that? All I'm really saying is that in order to convince me that Australia is fundamentally different to the USA or Europe your argument has to at least consider the USA and Europe. Saying I'm taller than Steve because I'm 9 links high is all well ...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

You did in a prior post - as an opinion or assumption rather than disagreement grounded in fact. Nope. Am I missing something? The answer to my question. Like I say, there's no obligation to provide one. However let's not pretend that those 2 links in any way answers the question. At a bear minimum...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

No one talked about emissions from shipping being negligible, so let's not feed that particular straw man. What I asked is if you can show me some figures demonstrating the impact of shipping on the per capita emissions of an Australian and how it is significantly worse than that for Americans and E...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 846

Re: new cold 'war'?

People are represented. I have no idea what you're talking about regarding equal representation. It seems you don't know what the word represent means. This rather makes talking to you about it difficult. No doubt you're about to tell me that it means fascism, or that it's a form of political imper...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Lock him up

It is not really my place to speak for them. Go listen to what the voices in your own community say. And yet so often you do. Ora, I know plenty of people who have disabilities. What they say and how you perceive the world are very different things. Searching Twitter for stories that match your wor...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Come on, Wusti. Almost your entire argument is built on the premise that what people choose to do isn't actually a choice. Arguing against that is like trying to argue against someone who claims that the sun isn't hot. I've given you the opportunity to present some figures to back up your shipping a...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Sorry, Wusti, I find your arguments utterly ludicrous. But thank you, you have helped form what had been a mere assumption that Australia can be usefully measured by the same per capita standards as everyone else into a firm and fully informed opinion. It has been a productive discussion.
by Octavious
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Just moving between capitals requires jet travel - Sydney to Melbourne is the third busiest air route in the world - its that or an 8 - 10 hour drive (and that's one of the shortest state capital to state capital distances). I have no reason to doubt that it does, but I also have no reason to belie...
by Octavious
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 118
Views: 5476

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by Octavious
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2974

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

In a sparsely populated, but massive country like Australia, per capita emissions is grossly unfair, because the geography and size means that Australia should be expected to have higher per capita emissions than both the US and UK, where everything else is equal (higher transport costs, higher agr...
by Octavious
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Lock him up

What you're essentially saying, ora, is that he has a point on the basis that everything can be justified if you believe that it's justified. If I believed that you were being possessed by the devil and I believed I had a waterbomb filled with holy water, then I'd be justified in throwing said water...