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

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  1. Nothing new really, even the Roman emperors struggled to finance and pay their legions. (as there also had to be money on the budget to buy senate votes) Edit: The ever growing Roman army, which at some point was 80% of the government budget https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_the_Roman_army
  2. Waiting for the Russians to introduce their own space corps
  3. I'm surprised that the copyright/trademark lawyers aren't all over the US government. The similarity seems rather obvious Edit: In hindsight, equally surprised that the military would go for something that is a symbol of a utopian socialist society.
  4. More 80's goodies (now also in stereo!)....
  5. I really miss the 80's sometimes. Everything was better. The music, the cold war, the imminent end of the world, the weird hair cuts and the clothes...
  6. Rest in peace Terry... and now the world has one less Python
  7. Three is the perfect number indeed.... "And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it. "
  8. It's really the only outcome of a two party system. Only thing worse than a two party system is a one party system.
  9. You read it here first... Trump wins the next term and the shipwreck of a country he leaves behind is ripe for AOC to become president once she gets old enough. The GOP will ultimately be to thank for the hammer and sickle flag flying over the white house Edit:
  10. Yeah, generalizing generally makes yourself look bad, not the stuff you're generalizing. Sometimes the devil is in the detail. Claiming 70% of kickstarters leads nowhere and linking to documentation for it is a fair go at the type of platform. Claiming they're all scams means, you lose the argument already at best, getting accused of libel at worst. My own, anecdotal experiences so far with kickstarter has been positive. The 3 games I supported all came out and delivered (and then some) what I expected. Pillars of Eternity, STASIS and Expeditions: Conquistador. https://store.steampowered.com/app/291650/Pillars_of_Eternity/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/380150/STASIS/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/237430/Expeditions_Conquistador/
  11. Up until the last time I relocated from one state to another, I also had a dresser full of nuts, bolts, cords, cables (from old IDE to obsolete RGB, sata2,3, obscure USB formats etc.). I mean, it was perfectly good stuff, you can't just throw it away!!! (in the end, I did it anyway, keeping only a few 220V main power, some RJ45 and a handful USB cables)
  12. Yeah, so much untapped potential in humanity
  13. That might actually make me want to try the game (there is a free trial version on steam). The Tomb Raider anniversary edition was a huge disappointment, with plenty of boring combat and little to no exploration (which was what made me love the original Tomb Raider game). It was like a "running on rails" shooter with sub-par combat. I decided at the time, that Crystal Dynamics had had no f*** clue about what made the original game fun. Note to self, try out the trial version when getting home tonight.
  14. Personally, I think anything that isn't fossil fuel based is an improvement.
  15. Not so much world news, more like Australian news, but the dirty laundry of a superannuation/wealth management fund named AMP deserves a lot more exposure: A royal commission investigating the financial sector in Australia decided that AMP had to refund a few hundred million dollars that they had incorrectly charged people in fees (after the no service, no fee principle). To steal the money back, that they had been ordered to return to the rightful owners (after AMP had stolen them in the first place), they just created a bunch of new accounts without those peoples knowledge, put their money there (effectively in AMP accounts) and... yes, charged people hefty fees for looking after their money for them. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-21/amp-fees-for-no-service-scandal-cash-repaid-in-new-accounts/11883032 Those not familiar with Australian Royal Commissions, it's a commission with extrajudicial powers with a mandate to investigate and correct wrongs, usually with a very specific mandate, in this case the numerous banking scandals that needed to be gotten to the bottom of. A Royal Commission is effectively prosecutor, jury and judge, not bothering with all the usual red tape stuff, like needing warrants etc.
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