Open Thread – Tues 20 June 2023


The Battle of Waterloo: The British Squares Receiving the Charge of the French Cuirassiers, Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux, 1874

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Old Lefty
Old Lefty
June 23, 2023 9:09 pm

I’d give the award for tackiness at the parliamentary ball to Archer: she looks as if she has just walked in off the street in Darlinghurst.

As for Catley, don’t forget that she’s the left faction’s anointed successor as member for Swansea to their hero, the distinguished promoter of boys’ welfare Milton Orkopuolos.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
June 23, 2023 9:19 pm

I predict Zuck will start out strong with some rehearsed script of attacks, then as soon as Musk doesn’t retreat according to plan, Zuck will be out of luck for the rest of the match. Musk has the mass and height advantage. Always bet on the African American 😀

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
June 23, 2023 9:20 pm

See upthread re angry Canadians.

Justin Castreau knows full well Canadians will actually do nothing about it.

Buccaneer
Buccaneer
June 23, 2023 9:22 pm

Ed Casesays:
June 23, 2023 at 7:50 pm
If the stupid Liberal party could only see, the average Aussie is heartily sick of woke crap, and if they adhered to their original values they could take advantage of it. But they won’t – so where is the new party for these people?

Nailed it.
Huh?
Maybe in 1958, but these days the average voting Aussie has drank the Kool Aid.
The Liberal Party has got to take them seriously to have any chance of returning to Government.

Yeah, cause that worked so well for f*ckknuckle falinski and all the other wets smashed by the feckless teals, it worked sooo well for malcontent turdball who gave it all up for Scomo, a person he apparently hated but endorsed anyway and it’s gone stunningly well for the people of Victoria who think they are so shit they keep voting in the corrupt Andrews government.

We’ve all come to expect fantasy from you Ed, you’re not disappointing.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 23, 2023 9:28 pm
cohenite
June 23, 2023 9:30 pm

Really?

UFC President Reveals Musk, Zuckerberg in Talks Over Cage Fight: ‘They Are Dead Serious About This’

Keep up head prefect; I mentioned this 4 hours ago. This is serious; zukerfu.k is obviously an alien and Elon the embodiment of human nobility. Earth is the prize. If zuckfu.k wins all us humans are destined for the space airlock.

JC
JC
June 23, 2023 9:39 pm

Cronkite

I posted this last evening, you obviously missed it .

Found on a book jacket.

The Stars Undying
“Dazzling, transportive, boundless, precise—and dares to ask, what if Mark Antony was the hottest butch girl in space?” —Casey McQuiston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

miltonf
miltonf
June 23, 2023 9:43 pm

Falinski is even just left, he’s hard left.

cohenite
June 23, 2023 9:44 pm

The Stars Undying
“Dazzling, transportive, boundless, precise—and dares to ask, what if Mark Antony was the hottest butch girl in space?” —Casey McQuiston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

You’re on the hooch again, aren’t you.

Dot
Dot
June 23, 2023 9:47 pm

cohenite

Found out the other day that CERN observed Unruh radiation for the first time in 2019.

Now that’s pretty kewl. ?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 23, 2023 9:49 pm

Eric in control … he owns Rowdy the mini horse.

Cash 2.0 Great Dane Visiting Santa Monica Pier 60423 2 of 5

Dot
Dot
June 23, 2023 10:00 pm

US public debt is 136% of GDP, the Federal funds rate is 5.25% and 10-year bonds are at 3.74%.

The debt servicing will cost at least 5% of nominal GDP and inflation is running at over 4% still.

They can have a period of high growth (a paltry 1.6%% p.a. in the last available 12 months) and many Americans will still suffer. Their purchasing power has been hammered in the last two years and now their taxes will have less purchasing power.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 23, 2023 10:07 pm

At Night a Candle’s Brighter than the Sun

cohenite
June 23, 2023 10:11 pm

Found out the other day that CERN observed Unruh radiation for the first time in 2019.

Now that’s pretty kewl. ?

The Universe does not exist until it is observed.

Bruce in WA
June 23, 2023 10:26 pm

Forty years ago and it still cuts like a knife.

And no, I haven’t had a drink.

But I’m going to.

Dot
Dot
June 23, 2023 10:34 pm

DO NOT let AI or kids write your science articles.

Scientists have been analyzing certain animals living within the CEZ for years, including bacteria, rodents, and even birds. One study back in 2016 found that Eastern tree frogs (Hyla orientalis), which are usually a green color, were more commonly black within the CEZ. The biologists theorize that the frogs experienced a beneficial mutation in melanin—pigments responsible for skin color—that helped ionize the surrounding radiation.

Let me repeat that so it can sink in.

The biologists theorize that the frogs experienced a beneficial mutation in melanin—pigments responsible for skin color—that helped ionize the surrounding radiation.

That would be the ultimate in black body radiation, but they’d kill the feral dogs wouldn’t they?

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/techandscience/the-dogs-of-chernobyl-are-experiencing-rapid-evolution-study-suggests/ar-AA19lZpR?cvid=7ddff40c21614ab6d8c39705ebc776d4&ocid=winp2fptaskbarhover&ei=5

JC
JC
June 23, 2023 10:49 pm

The Universe does not exist until it is observed.

So you believe in the simulation then? One of the basic foundations of the simulation is that very concept.

Alamak!
Alamak!
June 23, 2023 10:50 pm

Bruce> Same era, great sounds from JJ.

Alamak!
Alamak!
June 23, 2023 10:56 pm

The Universe does not exist until it is observed.

perception is reality

cohenite
June 23, 2023 10:59 pm

So you believe in the simulation then? One of the basic foundations of the simulation is that very concept.

No, it’s just the three-polariser paradox. Basically we’re all photons and depending on whether someone is gawking at us can exist either as a wave or a particle. Or in your case, a slice of pumpernickel. Just read up on Janus.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 23, 2023 11:01 pm

Calli, if you get a chance you might like to visit the Bronze Age copper mines in Llandudno.

Nine levels of them. You can (or could when I went) do a self-guided tour of them.
Some of the levels were so small they could only be worked by children, as slaves.

Appalling to be there and even think on it; but a good insight into some of the dark past.

The town itself is quite attractive so you can escape the gloom of the mines if necessary.

Indolent
Indolent
June 23, 2023 11:02 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 23, 2023 11:06 pm

Mole, I did enjoy that MOOOOO video.

Not that I want to encourage the anticipatory tomcats here to hope for more.

I’m done with mooo-ing now.

Heading down south tomorrow for a few days. Not too much of the old dairy country left now to enliven the drive; too much pasture is being planted out with trees to save the planet.

Bruce in WA
June 23, 2023 11:07 pm

Bruce> Same era, great sounds from JJ.

Oh, yeah!!

Indolent
Indolent
June 23, 2023 11:09 pm
JC
JC
June 23, 2023 11:12 pm

The Universe does not exist until it is observed.

Those who believe we live in a Simulation argue the above because it’s also observed in such things like gaming. As you reach a new level in a game the software creates the reality when it wasn’t really there before. Certain facets of the Simulation is pretty clear as we see NPCs like you, cronkite, marauding around acting exactly as you would expect an. NPC to act

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 23, 2023 11:14 pm

Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart has launched a scathing attack on new Aboriginal heritage laws which she says could cause havoc in Western Australia.

The mining mogul said the state’s new regulations will cause ‘unintended consequences’, with even the addition of a granny flat to a property being subject to delays.

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act will come into effect on July 1, despite demands for a delay by businesses which has been refused by new WA Premier Roger Cook.

Daily Mail

JC
JC
June 23, 2023 11:22 pm

Why I love NY. Why I want live here forever.

Earlier on, I went out for coffee with my kid and then decided to take a quick walk. 50 yards down the street, we saw commotion as the fire department arrived to deal with an issue in a brownstone (house). There must have been a problem because there were fireys going into the house and they were getting a very large crane ready. One guy was getting the street hydrant started, but a tradie’s truck was blocking access to the hydrant from the street. Casually, as casually and coolly as you could expect, the firey broke the front windows of either side of the truck in order to get the hose through to access the hydrant. They were going to run the hose through the truck. Just like that. 

Jorge
Jorge
June 23, 2023 11:42 pm

Re suits and the capacity to wear one or not.

At Royal Ascot just now we see the morning suit/ top hat combo. Very, very difficult to carry off. Prince Will’s sits low on his ears. He looks as if he’s reverting to Eton schoolboy in search of a cream bun. As they’re carried down the straight in a carriage Charles says ‘F*#k it ! I’m not wearing this bloody thing.’ and goes bare headed. The Princess looks magnificent in red. A really lovely lady.

Digger
Digger
June 23, 2023 11:48 pm

“…these are the sorts of questions that if you have a long research and development program, you start answering. But if you really are pushing the envelope, there’s no time to — you’re answering those questions in real time.”

Pretty much the Covid vaccine development and roll out clone…

Chris
Chris
June 24, 2023 8:05 am

Well I just read Gerard’s Media Watch Dog.

He has tidied his style up a bit, which is very much appreciated. I had to laugh though… he referred to someone else’s writing as sludge.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
June 24, 2023 2:00 pm

The news we really needed to know from the ABC this morning? ‘Ethical’ and ‘healthy’ porn, because the producer is a woman (whatever that may be).

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  1. Albanese is a typical Lefty – let’s his side belt a righty, then demands tolerance and non violence from us…

  2. Paywallian useful idiot, Cameron Stewart, given the byline for “it’s a complete mystery” story. Ruh roh, they need Scooby Doo.

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