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  1. Re: The only noble thing a man can do with money is to build a schooner.

    I'm a ketch man myself, who owns a sloop.
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    Re: A hackneyed phrase

    I never use cliches.
    A cliche is like a red rag to a bull to me.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Just finished.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Once the goat is revealed the choice is not between two doors. It's between two scenarios. Each scenarios has three possible resolutions.
    The sum of both scenarios is 50/50.
    if you stick with the...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    It's cognitive dissonance, not narcissism. Hence the ad hominem.
    It's also a terrific example of how confirmation bias reveals itself in what otherwise looks like a logical problem.

    I played this...
  6. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I wasn't in the court bug I'm pretty sure judges are not fools.
    the thing to keep in mind is Pell did not get off on evidence, it was a procedural technicality.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    No need to be rude Nick.
    if you follow it, the most relevant thing is that your first choice was probably wrong.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I think because you are ignoring that your first choice was probably wrong.
    If the other goat wasn't revealed, and the host gave you the choice, keep your door or have both the other two (and if the...
  9. Re: A weird thing happened - still haven't figured it

    You had the red pill didn't you?
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    Re: Your chances of being eaten, and by what

    Venom.

    Cane toads are poisonous, and i think there is one poisonous snake.
    With all the rain we've been having there's heaps of really freaky fungi popping up. I'm not going to be eating any of...
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    Re: Heat resistant wood glue?

    I've already expressed my opinion on making stoves out of wood in the wood stove thread.
    I'll leave it at that.
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    Re: February’s BROTM is SCOT BELL…

    Never has a man who has banned so many been so loved. Best wishes for the future Scott, looking forward to you sticking around.
  13. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Pell.
    Its just across the road from work - its packed out. They have a screen of the ceremony playing outside. So many people there to make sure the guy who facilitated the abuse of children is...
  14. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Man I'm so nervous about this referendum.
    To my mind nobody talks to the real advantage which is to have a people representing a philosophical perspective of how to exist in this country - without...
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Yep - how he really really wanted a peaceful outcome.
    Arrogant bullying aerosol.
  16. Thread: Wood stove

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    Re: Wood stove

    I don't think a stove should be made out of wood. IMHO
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    Re: California Drought

    disgusting.
    Happens here too.
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    Re: New Forum administrator

    They've got a like button!
    I'm not sure i like a like button.

    Matt, my vote for 'No Like Button'.
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    Re: A 50 mile daysail attempt

    Sorry for quick question - 50 miles = Nautical miles?

    I swear by those self bailers for small boats - really good. When you're not moving they let in a little bit, but you'll always have a little...
  20. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Malaysia, interesting off-the-top-of-my-head geographic location from 'Mr. Lugs'.

    but, hmmm, lots of syllables in that sentence. Jury is out for me.


    However, 33 posts and barely a nice word...
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    Re: California Drought

    As I understand it we've been experiencing a La Niña weather event for a couple of years. This means massive rainfall here with the reciprocal drought on the eastern side of the Pacific. I had...
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Boris in WAPO today.
    Stating the obvious, but doing it well. He is a wordsmith first.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/01/30/boris-johnson-putin-nato-ukraine/

    Well, we tried...
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Ukraine also has tank battalions that are doing a pretty good job.
    Learning tank craft, and integrating it into their operations, is not an issue.

    sure, the indicator will be on the left....I...
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    ^ regarding Johan's quote, Russia is struggling to keep its army professional and disciplined.
    It gave away the fact that phones brought a rain of death, but underplayed the figures - though kept...
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Maybe he doesn't realise it was Russia who invaded Ukraine. I mean - its all over the news....?



    You take this guy seriously? He sounds like our resident equivocists - all hyperbole and insult,...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Hmmm

    There was a response to a post i made that had precisely that written. I didn't respond at the time but I did make a mental note. It appears to no longer exist...
    I retract that statement...
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    Re: Ukraine

    10 submarines worth?
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    Re: Liberals... well, you know.

    Progressive aims and objectives tend to be complex. The arguments have too many moving parts and appear trixy.

    By contrast conservative arguments are simple and appeal to inherited wisdoms that...
  29. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Ahem - Museum of Australia, and the Australian Museum, are two different places :)

    That link is from Unsettled - I was the producer on it. ;)
    I don't get many opportunities to brag.
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Sandtown, what does your response mean?

    You have said that the war would end if Zelensky agrees to Russia's terms. Tom has quite eloquently laid out what those terms mean.

    Maybe explain to us...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    ^The result of decades of building a 'base' made up of one issue voters.
    If they back pedal on nut-whackery they scare away voters.

    In Australia, where voting is compulsory, this would result in...
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Israel?
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Did you catch how he proposes to do it? Being a potential leader of the free world with experience wielding the accompanying resources an all. He must have a plan.

    Or are we just playing a game of...
  34. Thread: Oz Politics.

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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Lugs, are you a religious person? I'm not at all, but I was raised in very Catholic Ireland.
    For Catholics there are things and places that are sacrosanct; like the tabernacle that houses the holy...
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Still ignoring how he tried to blackmail this country?

    He didn't give any clues as to this 'easy' solution by any chance?
    Must be a simpleton troll thing.
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If you must reply, please don't quote.
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    End March, April, Is the spring thaw?

    i wasn't as tuned into these matters this time last year. Was't it in the mud that Ukraine surged and Russia stumbled that time last year?
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    #9063 you're kicking goals today!

    I think your vision of 150 years and more of earned peace and mutual benefit/ influence is a terrific, highly possible, model.
    I think you're describing the road...
  39. Thread: How do you wipe

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    Re: How do you wipe

    Rabbits. Just catch them before you start.


    there was paper (he he) that circulated in Australia a while back that said 50% of people wipe front to back, and 50% back toward the front.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223…

    Waiting for the weather to pass.
    22 Jan

    128020
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Oh to have been a fly on the wall when Putin heard about the Leopards.
    Well done Germany, they had a psychological mountain to climb and they did it. I think I'm the years to come we'll look in awe...
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    From your link;
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    Re: A black walnut swan song

    Great chair. Love it
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    Re: The Jealousy. A very slow TS16

    Cute pics of the kids. Peeling off tape to reveal a nice clean line is soooo satisfying!

    re-windows. When you buy the acrylic it has a paper cover stuck on. I inserted my windows and scribed the...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Under the forum banner there's a drop down menu under 'Forum Actions' where you can, if you choose, select 'General Settings'.
    On the left if you scroll down there is 'Edit ignore List'.
    If you do...
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    It is thread drift, if related so i won;t dwell on it.
    Quick google for comparisons; https://blog.stockspot.com.au/best-performing-super-funds/#worst
    You'll see the three worst; an insurance...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Whats it take to convert a kero (JP-8) engine to ordinary diesel?
    New injectors? New injector pump? I had a 3 cylinder diesel die in a boat, high pressure side problem, bloody difficult task to swap...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm impressed with your use of the work bollocks.
    I wish i had as much command of Polish. As it is, from hanging out with a bunch of Polish guys in Holland in the 90's, i can say Czesc and Curva...
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    Re: Ukraine

    A strangle hold that would prevent the first step might be parts. If Germany refuses to sell parts to a country that re-exported without consent, the re-export is dead in the water. It's probably a...
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    Re: Ukraine

    The challenger weighs as much as the M1, which is why it won't see the front line. It's actually a liability. But it does run on normal diesel. The M1 needs a specialised kerosene. The Ukrainians...
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