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  1. She later said that the team will still play, but government level dignitaries would likely not go.
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    How do I delete a topic a created?

    Just report the topic to the moderators and we will delete it.
  3. That's only part of it though. It's more the fact that his views seem to have popular support. On the plus side, though, Barnaby has shuffled back to the back bench. So we have that little piece of schadenfreude to take into the weekend.
  4. Joyce is just ignoring it. He's a massive hypocrite.
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    No winds until 2019

    [MOD] This thread will now be locked. The link is still there for anyone that wants to read it. [/MOD]
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    And here was I being facetious. Guinness used to love a good ear rub.
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    I'm sure she hates that.
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    R + L  ≠ J

    [MOD] This discussion is part of the R+L=J topic, of which there is a stickied version. [/MOD]
  9. You have some evidence that Holt was kidnapped just metres offshore by a Chinese submarine?
  10. If you are referring to Holt, are sharks now Chinese submarines?
  11. I listened to Professor Brian Cox talking about the expansion into our solar system a few months back. He said the traditional barrier to the idea was the cost of single use launch vehicles. He went on to say that now that the re-usable status of rockets has been achieved, the cost has come down by about 95%. That makes accessing space based resources economically attractive. And it needs to be economically attractive. Cox went on to say that the most likely scenario for expansion in this century would be opening the mining of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. The workforce would live on Earth and be rotated in and out. Purely residential colonies of the moon and Mars were less likely in the short term. he had based his position having spoken personally to the three entrepreneurs that are actively thinking and acting on ideas for expansion: Musk, Bezos and Branson. Cox also said he likes Bezos' idea for Earth to ultimately be zoned "residential, agricultural and light industrial", leaving the rest of the solar system to be zoned for mining and heavy industry.
  12. I doubt the Moon and Mars will see a colony in the sense of a residential, permanent living space. However, I expect both to have mining camps with a rotating workforce within 50 years.
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    Raw water

    These folks have hit on the secret to world water shortages. I'm sure folks in Africa and Central Australia will love drinking water straight from their water holes. Oh wait...