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  2. Cambridge Analytica

    Maybe a bit heavy for a Monday morning but this is equal parts fascinating and terrifying. It really shows the dark side of the glorious social media revolution that we've all embraced. Every single think we like and share is retained and there are powerful data analytic tools out there that can take all that data and make sense of it. Of course that could be used for good things, but when it's used to swing elections/referendums it starts to feel a lot more sinister https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump
  3. Derby Snow - Game called off

    Different discussion but thats not a welsh thing etc...is a landlord thinking he and his locals are more important than non regulars...still happens to some degree where a landlord give you the impression that hes the one doing you a favour by letting you drink in his pub. Not as bad as used to be mind what with pubs struggling for income.
  4. Derby Snow - Game called off

    I want to know how he got in the stadium...hes asked what Derby have said and he says no one is here... If not how did he get in, or did he just admit breaking and entering...another charge to add to the sheet...
  5. Derby Snow - Game called off

    I base my prejudices purely on personal experience (having worked with a number of Welsh people over the years and visited their lovely country on a large number of occasions) - in particular I still haven't forgiven the Landlord in a North Wales pub who refused to serve us when we arrived (after a nightmare journey) just before last orders - "Sorry lads we're closed" he smiled as he then proceeded to serve several of the locals - 36 years later and it still grates - what a bar-steward he was.....
  6. A new Cold War

    I would wait for bbc to respond to any complaints ... It may be something like there was scaffolding in their photo of the Kremlin so they superimposed a wooly hat to hide it. If it was an attempt to make him look more Russian then that was a misjudgement by the guy composing the photo but it really isn't a big deal.
  7. A new Cold War

    It's not been debunked at all - there are loads of before and after gifs out there clearly showing the size was altered. The person responsible for signing off of design at the BBC has said it wasn't photoshopped (with all the conviction of a person who knows they will lose their job if they tell the truth) I get that it's "just a hat" and it's easy to say it's a fuss about nothing, and in a way it is. But the principle at stake is far greater than that. When you read the Cambridge Analytica stuff in the Observer and you realise the lengths that the powerful/rich are going to now to psychpologically manipulate the electorate. Does that not concern you? I can't believe that it doesn't
  8. A new Cold War

    I'm still struggling to understand why the BBC is turning into the Daily Mail. Very unlike them really. I can't imagine they'd do it to Blair or May. Yet the inference is that the BBC is "left biased". Just don't see why they took the effort to do it, and nobody has come up with a suggestion (you say maybe it was a misjudgement). I get that it's Corbyn, and people don't like him therefore it's not that important (possibly tacitly accept it because people would rather he wasn't in the position he is, so undermining him is fair game) - but honestly, it's a bit off.
  9. Player / Fan connection

    We're morphing into forestforum.co.uk, won't be long before we're signing about the mist rolling in off the Derwent and creating banners with the Custard Cream man on
  10. A new Cold War

    I think the hat thing is big hoo ha over nothing at all... The corbynistas crying fake news at every turn. Has the bbc said anything about it? Some guy made a photo composition for the studio. It was a story about Corbyn and Russia so he superimposed a picture of Corbyn and the Kremlin. Why the change of hat I don't know perhaps it was a misjudgement by the guy in the photo design or perhaps not. But as Whitehorse ram says newspapers do this sort of thing all the time whether it's cartoons or photo montages etc.
  11. Player / Fan connection

    Just flash this happy on the screen before every match......(like they used to do on the 'young ones' if you are an older viewer) It may subliminally influence the crowd into expecting an exciting game experience 😎😁
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  14. Derby Snow - Game called off

    If they stayed at St George's Park and were told like we were at 8.30 that the game was off, why did they drive the team coach 15 miles in the wrong direction instead of heading south west towards home? So that Warnock can get his moment in the spotlight on the Pride Park pitch being interviewed on Sky.
  15. Spurs

    Entire thread full of this stuff https://www.thefightingcock.co.uk/forum/threads/what-would-an-fa-cup-win-mean-for-spurs.25412/ They sound like they want a trophy to me. How long will Pochettino be allowed to go on without delivering?
  16. A new Cold War

    Lol. I thought the hat thing had been debunked and that it hadnt had its size altered. The only thing is it was darker, but then it’s been incorporated into the backdrop, which was a backdrop used a couple of months ago. Absolute madmen.
  17. Spurs

    Would you say that Spurs are a bigger club with bigger finances and bigger clout in signing players than Leicester City? Ok that was a freak season, but they finished 11 points behind them, Arsenal 10 points. That was diabolical from the pair of those clubs not to take advantage of the one season where the big 3 had the season off. Pochettinto recently said to win the Premier League you need "luck", well good luck waiting for the big 3 to all have another season off. http://www.espn.co.uk/football/tottenham-hotspur/story/3374571/mauricio-pochettino-i-dont-need-to-win-trophies-with-tottenham Portsmouth, Wigan have both won the FA Cup in the time Spurs have just collected their 1 trophy, Birmingham, Cardiff, Swansea the League Cup. In 10 years that's 20 trophies, Spurs have won the same amount as these clubs, that is poor. To exclude Spurs from the trophy county is ridiculous, fair enough they shouldn't be expected to have the same size cabinet of Man Utd, but they still need to put silverware in their cabinet and I'm sure with this new stadium the demands will be increased. Harry Kane wants to win trophies to keep him at the club, Pochettino will need some more of that luck if he is to keep hold of him. What happens to Spurs if Kane was to leave? Serious amount of goals they would need to replace. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/01/08/harry-kanetottenham-need-start-winning-trophies-keep/ And as for Man City's rebuild, you could argue but it's a weak argument having spent the best part of £200m in the summer, Leicester City were current champions, Arsenal won the FA Cup who have been under construction for god knows how many years now. A repeat of last season would have seen Guardiola out the door, the owners demand trophies. What I won't argue with is as a neutral I would prefer to watch others, if Liverpool who are by far the most entertaining side this year in the Premier League were on one channel and Man Utd the other, I would watch Liverpool as I'm watching purely for entertainment, I have no other interest. If I had to choose a new club to be a fan of it would be a Mourinho side, hands down as that man wins trophies.
  18. Derby Snow - Game called off

    St Georges park where they stopped in Burton / rangemore
  19. Derby Snow - Game called off

    Glad it wasn’t just me. I have turned the radio off. As bad as Sky, giving Cardiff oxygen when there’s no balanced reply yet from Derby. They could have played us and been beaten, massive assumptions from them that they would win it, if they’d lost then he would still have been on moaning that it wasn’t called off!
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  21. I don’t think they did an Ant v Dec on Saturday either? wonder if that’s significant? Because they do some serious stuff that needs top concentration at times.
  22. Beatles or Stones?

  23. Hope he gets fined, banned and forced to sort his **** out, hate drink driving, no excuse, especially when you are well off enough to hire a limo.
  24. Dolly Smith RIP

    We respected the minutes applause impeccably at Forest for one of their young fans. Its a subject that always divides opinions.
  25. A new Cold War

    “The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.” Hermann Goering “The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don’t ask for their love; only for their fear.” Heinrich Himmler “Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.” Joseph Goebbels “Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.” Adolf Hitler Let the voice of history be remembered, not forgotten, least we make the same mistakes again.
  26. Derby Snow - Game called off

    You can’t say that about another country. They can say it about us, but we aren’t allowed to, come on, you know the rules. tut tut.
  27. Derby Snow - Game called off

    Thought he might start crying by the end of the interview - what a mardy *#!*#*** he was - afraid he confirmed all my prejudices about the Welsh...
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