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Topics - jax

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This thread is about new members entering (e.g. Croatia) and old members leaving (e.g. Britain) the Union, as well as other moves and changes in the European collective collective.
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A thread on developments with the Vivaldi browsers from Vivaldi Technologies. This continues the Vivaldi Technical Preview Released thread.Vivaldi Technical Preview Released 


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A thread on what's going on with Vivaldi Technologies, the makers of the Vivaldi browser.
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DnD Central / What's Going on in Amerasia?
What is really going on inside the vast Pacific ocean and the continents and landmasses inside and around it, Asia, the Americas, Oceania? Stay here, and find out.
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For those of us that enjoy the American spectacle every leap year and the fulfilment and joy that comes with it. Who's in, who's out? Who'll win and who'll claim it's all rigged? Who'll have the best party and who the longest hangover?
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This forum has had plenty threads constrained to narrow geographic regions like Eurafrica and the Americas, but not a single one for transcending those boundaries. Until now.

This thread extols the joys of a global world, how people the world over break out of their cramped nationalistic prison cells into the free soaring space of globalism.

Here we can celebrate our global interconnectedness, our mobility, our creativity,  our collective joy of life.

In this thread you too can join the world.
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If I post to a topic, I get subscribed to it, which is fine. That is what I want.

But somehow I've missed how to unsubscribe from it afterwards if I'm not actually particularly interested in it.
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Forum Administration / Split links
This message refers to Jimbro's earlier message:

This kind of language doesn't belong here, Belfrager.

It's not needed that's for sure. But as it's the "free speech" thread, I'll try to ignore it. Not that I am condoning it though Belfrager.
Quoting it, doesn't really help matters.


Unfortunately for that reference Jimbro's message had just split. but the reference had taken no notice of that. It said
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1019.msg41789#msg41789 
but would have needed to be
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1304.msg41789#msg41789
for the link to actually work, 1304 being the new thread.


In other words this would have been unbroken:

This kind of language doesn't belong here, Belfrager.

It's not needed that's for sure. But as it's the "free speech" thread, I'll try to ignore it. Not that I am condoning it though Belfrager.
Quoting it, doesn't really help matters.

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An overview of  thread inquiries:

What's going on geographically?

What's going on by sector?

Some awesome sauces

Best


Good & Bad

Interesting 

Worst


Problems, problems, problems



Nonsense & tripe 


Stupid & ridiculous
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The Lounge / Happy New Zealand!
That time of the years again, when parts of the world, not just rjhowie, are living in different years. New Zealand has made the transition, soon Australia's turn. Stockholm not for a while yet. 
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End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries?
Quote from: New Scientist

Yet there is a growing feeling among economists, political scientists and even national governments that the nation state is not necessarily the best scale on which to run our affairs. We must manage vital matters like food supply and climate on a global scale, yet national agendas repeatedly trump the global good. At a smaller scale, city and regional administrations often seem to serve people better than national governments.

How, then, should we organise ourselves? Is the nation state a natural, inevitable institution? Or is it a dangerous anachronism in a globalised world?

These are not normally scientific questions - but that is changing. Complexity theorists, social scientists and historians are addressing them using new techniques, and the answers are not always what you might expect. Far from timeless, the nation state is a recent phenomenon. And as complexity keeps rising, it is already mutating into novel political structures. Get set for neo-medievalism.
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This thread is about the impressive and illustrious industry providing suitable attires and accessories for emperors and paupers alike, its workings and its works.

From sourcing, manufacture, and logistics to data mining and marketing, this industry puts the new in you.
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I am referring to the self-proclaimed Caliphate in the war zones of Iraq and Syria, under a variety of names and English translations, like ISIL, ISIS, IS and Da'esh, with a territory from actual to megalomaniac; their ambitions and actions, their people and ideology, and how the people and countries are affected by them, and react to them.

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So what is happening in those barely populated areas linked to the North Atlantic ocean?
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Quote from: jax
I enjoy documentaries both for what they show as they go along and for the genre itself.

You have the British style, presented by a learned fellow in jeans walking along a beach, a meadow, a street, the dark side of the moon, whilst elucidating how the world turned out to be what it is.

Or the American style with the disembodied steroid-enhanced gravel voice (unless we're talking about Michael Moore) going through discoveries by the number until we get to the one that left the whole community of scholars, scientists, or worker termites completely flabbergasted, a discovery impeccably timed to happen right after the next advertisement break.

The journalistic variety emphasise how clandestine the program or film you're watching is. The more shaky the handheld or hidden camera is, the better the journalistic credentials.

Are there any documentaries (or dramatisations) you have found interesting, and why?
From the archive
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DnD Central / Infrastructure
Do we invest too little in public infrastructure, or too much? Should we spend more on new infrastructure, or in maintaining what we got? Should old infrastructure be replaced, upgraded, removed, or saved for posterity? Who should pay for it? Who should use it? What infrastructure should we have more of and what less? Is it good for your town, country, world, even if it is away from you? Where can we find good infrastructure and where bad?
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The Lounge / Random horse
Another thread was random but not, this thread is courses for horses.

Post pictures here related to horses in some way or another. 


This might be worth a try. The rules are simple: post a nice random picture or illustration.

I'll start with one for jax: the year of the horse.

<img src="http://polymathicmonkey.smugmug.com/Frans/Random/n-6nZJF/i-R5JHwp8/0/S/year-of-the-horse-on-behance-S.jpg">
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DnD Central / What's Going on in Eurasia?
What is going on in the Eurasian continent (and attached islands and colonies) and with the Eurasian people, culture, history, and maps?
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What is happening in Europe and Africa, and the people and culture thereof?
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Lately we have been inundated with articles about the political entity called Chimerica, an entity likely to dominate the first half of the 21st century. The pundits disagree on how such a disparate union may hold. China is poor and capitalist, America is rich and socialist. China produces, America consumes. Both are instinctively protectionist and isolationists, but are the strongest forces of globalisation.

The secret may be that this union is changing, the Chimerica we see today will not be tomorrow's Chimerica. Will Chimerica's spirit of coopetition remain, or will China and America become rivals? Chimerica often consume more resources, and produce more pollution, than the rest of the world together. Together or separate, how will Chimerica affect our world?
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This thread is about cities and civilised life; the centralised conglomeration of constructions and the people who live in or under them, as well as the people passing by; their planners, shapers, and runners; their light, their shade and activities; their impact on the world around them and on each other; citizen getting along or across with citizen; their tools, trade, and technology; their growth and decay; and whatever else it takes to finish this sentence.

Be urbane.
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DnD Central / What's Going on in China?
What is happening in China, the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and with Chinese overseas?
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There are a number of threads from the Old World, any news from the New? Anything American goes.
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Here, while the site is up.

And barely at that, had they waited another 30 seconds I would have posted.

The new forum is, at last refresh, still 403 Forbidden.

Anyway, I invite to nachspiel, the first :beer: is on me. (over there you actually get one...)