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Gorth last won the day on July 8 2020

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    Pretty girls, good Cognac, tabletop wargames (Warhammer) and travelling

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  1. No idea about Facebook (don't care, never use it), but the very simplified version of the disagreement with Google is, Google makes a lot of money copying articles from Australian news sites and showing to people, earning Google all the advertising revenue. In return, the news sites and the journalists gets nothing from Google, who distributes their work and sticks the profit in Googles own pockets. Somebody thought that was unfair and that Google should pay for the content if Google earns money on it. Of course, Google wont have that and have now threatened to pick up their toys and leave, st
  2. Looks like China is testing the waters a bit more... will the US pull a "Syrian Kurds" on them or will they stand by Taiwan? https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/23/taiwan-reports-large-incursion-by-chinese-air-force "Taipei says Chinese combat aircraft, including nuclear-capable H-6K bombers and four J-16 fighter jets, entered its airspace." Edit: I'm guessing the timing isn't coincidental.
  3. I seriously got no idea what you're talking about. Edit: China is not led by a communist regime, it's a totalitarian nationalist regime. Australia's PM is the Aussie version of Trump, but without the the military might to back his stupidity. So he's neither a right wing strongman nor a "leftist". His only skills were in marketing, i.e. he's good at lying and bull****ting and little else.
  4. Looks like China thought it a good time, while the White House is busy and all, to allow their navy vessel to open fire and sink other nations vessels in the disputed waters. I'm curious to see how long they can sink other countries fishing vessels in those other countries own local territorial waters before it escalates to something larger. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/23/china-authorises-coast-guard-to-fire-on-foreign-vessels-if I wouldn't be surprised if China's next step is to make territorial claims on northern Australia (because it borders Chinese territo
  5. Who says they don't? And he's probably laughing his ass off at the stupidity of his cultists
  6. You just answered your own question. Welcome to the real world. The anarchist party is still open for applications I once set up "Chicken" as a third currency in a customers ERP system while testing exchange rates between British Pounds, Euros and... chickens. Luckily the customer could see the funny side of it and no, they didn't offer to pay their suppliers in chickens.
  7. Only 988 years left. You're almost there!
  8. I don't think you're trying to mock people here, but no. There is a difference. My old favourite game, Star Wars the Old Republic had for years prohibited character transfers between US and EU servers, because the EU privacy laws were so much stricter than the US laws. It took some serious cleaning up of their backend systems and how they managed account information before data could be shared within the same company, between EU and US hosting.
  9. Shoot first, ask for ID afterwards
  10. Hey, welcome to the real world. The only thing that would scare someone like DuPond is getting caught. Because that hurts the dividends. I'm sure they supported Trump and his deregulation, getting rid of environmental controls and "anything goes for corporations" policy. It's never too late. There is always room for one more anarchist
  11. Google translate to the rescue... Signal set at the exchange store, which was only two days ago: Science suddenly disappeared. I can't see it in my purchase history. And I made a water bottle under the juice bottle, but the juice that was coming out suddenly doesn't come out even after a few days have passed... Can you check it out..? Playing on Steam
  12. Joe the pigeon spared by Australia after leg tag found to be fake https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55667045 Back story. Joe was first believed to be an "illegal immigrant", having crossed The Pacific from the US and was scheduled for execution (Australian immigration policy in action). Turns out he may be a domestic pigeon after all. "The department is satisfied that the bird's leg band is a fraudulent copy of a legitimate leg band," the statement said, adding that no further action would be taken against the bird."
  13. Never heard that term before Entirely anecdotal, but I've only seen secular used in the meaning of keeping state and church separate (edit: in regards to governments). Edit: As an example of a failed secular state, see Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk converted Turkey from a medieval, Muslim country into a modern (for its time) European country. Erdogan is busy dismantling all of Ataturks accomplishments and using both nationalism and religion to convert Turkey into something akin to Saudi Arabia and solidify his hold on both state and church by uniting them. Probably man
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