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    At least the Finish President can sit back and...

    At least the Finish President can sit back and relax now that he has done (well tied to do) his bit for US/Finish Diplomacy. If only our PM were so lucky!

    'Downer was a fool. I played him...
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    IMO a lot of the IJA's issues came down to a...

    IMO a lot of the IJA's issues came down to a basic dilemma concerning the allocation of military and industrial resources and its nationalistic foreign policy. In the late 1930's it faced the two...
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    Sticky: Lonely US sailors on shore leave during WW2?

    Lonely US sailors on shore leave during WW2?
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    Lots of reasons. For a start vastly different...

    Lots of reasons. For a start vastly different terrain (closed) as opposed to the realtivly open terrain of the East. Secondly and as noted before the Eastern Romans faced large (often exclusively)...
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    Mainly because the Sassanids relied predominantly...

    Mainly because the Sassanids relied predominantly on their Cataphract's (or heavy cavalry) as shock troops to win victory. Sassanid armies (like the Parthian's before them) relied predominantly on...
  6. Thread: Forum Restored!

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    Sticky: Unfortunately I think you are correct, the...

    Unfortunately I think you are correct, the problem is getting worse. I may be wrong but from my perspective the access issues seem to peak during times when (perhaps because of geography/time...
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    I suspect most fair minded voters on either side...

    I suspect most fair minded voters on either side of the argument would (or should) be open to the idea of a 2nd vote given the same circumstances I.e. the close nature of the Brexit vote and the...
  8. News Flash - Wreck of the ARA San Juan...

    News Flash - Wreck of the ARA San Juan discovered.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-17/argentine-submarine-missing-for-one-year-found-deep-in-atlantic/10507924

    At least now the families of...
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    Sorry for not responding sooner GG - basically...

    Sorry for not responding sooner GG - basically off line for 3 weeks dealing with a family medical emergency. Anyway glad you and yours made it through the cyclone OK and my prayers for those that...
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    Point of order TH, technically I don't think...

    Point of order TH, technically I don't think 'tweets' can be counted as a policies.
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    Whichever way it goes it probably behooves all EU...

    Whichever way it goes it probably behooves all EU member States to get together once Brexit has resolved itself and agree on some clearer constitutional and administrative mechanisms around how and...
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    I have read articles pointing out that the...

    I have read articles pointing out that the consumption of animal protein - in the form of red meat/marrow scavenged from carcasses would have aided the development of larger brains in early hominids...
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    Hard to think of any reboots that matched or...

    Hard to think of any reboots that matched or exceeded the original show - with the possible exception of Star Trek Next Gen and maybe The Twilight Zone. And in those cases special effects played a...
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    A really good find. Thanks!

    A really good find. Thanks!
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    Saw an interesting article recently. I was going...

    Saw an interesting article recently. I was going to reactivate an old zombie thread that was relevant but I decided just to post it here instead;

    In short DARPA has provided a (small) grant to...
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    Poll: Ok. I'll move on because obviously in your...

    Ok. I'll move on because obviously in your 'world' the last paragraph of every article or book you've ever read is always what the story is about.
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    Poll: All right I'll try one more time. To clarify -...

    All right I'll try one more time. To clarify - the article is expressing concern about the loss of ice cover on the Greenland Sea. That is the topic or if you prefer the theme of the story not rising...
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    Poll: OK, I went back and read the (brief) article in...

    OK, I went back and read the (brief) article in USA Today you referred to in your original post which BTW did not mention the albedo effect. Unfortunately for your argument it also doesn't link...
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    Poll: Venus has a 'runaway green house' atmosphere, the...

    Venus has a 'runaway green house' atmosphere, the Earth doesn't. To the best of my knowledge no scientist has suggested we are going down that path. There may be some alarmist, propaganda driven...
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    Poll: I'm quite sure they're aware of the Archimedes...

    I'm quite sure they're aware of the Archimedes Principal but you've made a basic scientific error yourself. Look up the term Albedo which is a measurement of a surfaces ability to reflect radiation...
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