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TigerTedd

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    TigerTedd reacted to Boycie in British Lions - I don’t get it   
    American football.
    Rugby football 
    Aussie rules football
    medieval severed head football after a public execution.
    Womens football.
     
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    TigerTedd reacted to JfR in Summary of players who have signed ...   
    Out of contract but still hanging about:
    Curtis Davies
    Andre Wisdom
    Currently on trial:
    Ryan Allsop
    Phil Jagielka
    Richard Stearman
    Ravel Morrison
    Tom Carroll
    Sone Aluko
    Sam Baldock
    No ins for the senior team, so far
    Players with senior appearances that have left:
    Jack Marriott (to Peterborough)
    Martyn Waghorn (to Coventry)
    Scott Carson (to Man City)
    Scott Malone (to Millwall)
    Cameron Cresswell
    Jahmal Hector-Ingram
    Florian Jozefzoon
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
    Jordon Ibe
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    TigerTedd reacted to Inverurie Ram in The Mars Experience   
    I'll come with you @TigerTedd then, as I was only a maybe with @Carl Sagan.
    As for my musical references, I get them, and that suits the world. She was also a girl and tights......say no more!
     
     
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    TigerTedd reacted to RadioactiveWaste in Olympics 2020   
    It's got a weird "we had to do it because commercial contracts but no one really wants to" vibe to the whole thing.
    I'll probably watch it loads when it's on before forgetting it immediatly after.
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    TigerTedd reacted to roboto in 2021/22 Kit Thread   
    It's a sublimated print so they're all the same. Read that the replica kit has the design all over, but the team kit is slightly ruined by having to have a black square on the back where the name and numbers go. Some rule so the number can be seen easily or something.
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Carl Sagan in The Mars Experience   
    I’m all for that. I would have picked @InverurieRam for the same reason. Don’t get a lot of his musical references, but I’d have a life time to learn. And if I can’t proposition anyone, then I’m happy to have Anne Hathaway around just as eye candy. Plus she can sing les mis. And she was cat woman.
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    TigerTedd reacted to Carl Sagan in The Mars Experience   
    If I get to choose I'm bringing Elon with me as I know we'd be firm friends, making history together. And he'd have the wherewithal to make life as comfortable as could be done, topping us up with regular supplies over the years.
    Two forum members? That's impossible! But @TigerTeddcomes as a fellow space enthusiast. I know there are others and I love the forum for the engagement with space people have, but maybe @Inverurie Ramto entertain us with obscure music over the years?
    Another celebrity? And one I'm not allowed to proposition? I'm going to go with Annie Hathaway, partly as the movie Interstellar prepared her for a lonely life in space away from most of the rest of Humanity. And, even though I'm not allowed to proposition her, I know she fancies me. She was doing a one-woman play in the New York Public Theatre one time where she played a drone pilot, flying bombers in Afghanistan remotely from the Nevada desert. And she chose me from the audience to be the guy she picked up in a bar ended up having babies with. 
    Maybe this time we'd have Martian babies? I'm not breaking the rules, I was coerced!
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    TigerTedd reacted to Carl Sagan in The billionaire space race   
    The point is space will be hard to monetize until the space-based economy matures, but we need to fund innovation and development. Space tourism is seen as a way of doing that. But I agree in the grand scheme of things it's a bit of a red herring.
    The launch of the Roadster was to test the Falcon Heavy on its maiden flight. It needed a payload but it's hard to get someone to pay to have their satellites launched on an untried rocket. So normally engineers put a slab of concrete of the desired mass in the top of the rocket to test it. How much better to launch the Tesla to inspire, excite and entertain people with what SpaceX is doing? It's a wonderful thing that Musk is also trying to make space cool and fun.
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Carl Sagan in The billionaire space race   
    Got to spend you’re money on something. I’ll have enough for both, don’t worry. 

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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Carl Sagan in The billionaire space race   
    I am all over that. Why the hell not?! I’d rather win this than the lottery. And there’s probably more chance of winning this. 
     
    … aargh!! Applications are now closed. Damn you for getting my hopes up. I’ll just have to stick with plan a, and get on with making my own billions. 
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    TigerTedd reacted to kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in 2021 / 2022 New kit   
    Well,after excitedly trying the large on,it was immediately passed onto my son (who's clearly slightly buffer than I) and a new XL ordered for me 😳😳

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    TigerTedd reacted to Ellafella in For Swindon Town, read Derby County...   
    As long as there's somebody else worse off than us, you can only laugh...😆
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2021/jul/20/david-squires-on-the-sorry-state-of-swindon-town
     
    ps wonder if Wazza knows that Willie Carson could be available on a free 🤣
     
     
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Carl Sagan in The billionaire space race   
    Where do I get tickets for that flight?
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    TigerTedd reacted to Carl Sagan in The billionaire space race   
    Yes both the Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic efforts are fully reusable. Branson has an issue in that his space-place technology will really struggle to scale up. They've pushed it hard but they don't even go high enough to cross that 100km threshold. You can argue that Bezos did the right thing by experimenting with a small rocket first (this New Shepard) which is "suborbital" but does briefly reach 105km. It was meant to be the precursor for New Glenn, a much more powerful reusable rocket that would compete with the Falcon Heavy from SpaceX. But New Glenn is years late, not expected to fly until 2023 earliest and now there are rumours they want to try to copy SpaceX's Starship and switch to stainless steel construction, which will delay it years more.
    But the main difference is just the scale, which leads to how high you can go. SpaceX already sends astronauts to the International Space Station (orbiting at 400km) and has launched a Roadster towards Mars. With Starlink it also owns and operates more satellites than any country let alone company. Neither Virgin nor Blue have even reached orbit. Landing from orbit is way harder than landing these new suborbital rockets because you have many times the energy to dissipate on the way down, and SpaceX has already landed more than 100 orbital class rockets. No one else has ever landed one. They're a decade ahead and innovating faster than anyone else.
    What surprised most people about the Branson and Bezos flights is how short they were. Later this year SpaceX launches what could be considered a space tourism flight of its Crew Dragon spaceship, on the Inspiration4 mission. However, this crew of 4 will fly around Earth in orbit for several days rather than just touch the edge of space for 3 or 4 minutes.
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Carl Sagan in The billionaire space race   
    So @Carl Sagan, do these space rockets work in the same way as the SpaceX rocket? Ie are they resuseable, landing back on their fins on the landing pad in the same way?
    apart from SpaceX being massive and designed for carrying lots and lots of people, the jumbo jet of the space world, what are the key differences?
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Carl Sagan in The billionaire space race   
    Brandon and besos you can probably level this at, as they only really seem to be interested in the tourism, which is just another way for them to make money which they’ll then inevitably dodge tax on. 
    but musk wants to build that city on Mars, he’s not going to make a profit out of that, it will make a loss. Hence he’s not going on one of his space ships, just in case it does blow up and the city on Mars project is ended by his shareholders and inheritors. 
    Ultimately I think it’s important that billionaires use their money for good. I’d they can’t be arsed to find their own projects, then they can pay tax and let the government do it for them. Musk genuinely believes the long term future of humanity is at stake if he doesn’t build his city, which supersedes any short term projects he could invest him. You might disagree, but at least he’s doing something benevolent with his money. 
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Reggie Greenwood in The Adventures of Chris Hughton and his Merry Men   
    To be honest, you’re describing 8 out of 10 forest seasons there anyway. At least our situation is the exception, not the norm. 
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    TigerTedd reacted to RoyMac5 in Pride Park Goes Cashless   
    True. Or handing over the wrong note, or two notes sticking together. Plus if his card is stolen then his money is safe, if his cash is stolen it not. 
    Is this info still true about card skimming, etc. Seems more cover with cards than with cash if lost or stolen.
    Contactless card fraud: Myths and Realities exposed (paymentscardsandmobile.com)
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Pride Park Goes Cashless   
    But what is there to learn? Here’s a card, tap it against the machine when the server tells you to. I literally couldn’t think of anything easier, there is nothing to learn there.
    im not having age as an excuse. Just bought my 83 year old dad his first Apple Watch and he’s getting on that quite happily. He doesn’t use half of the features, I’m just happy that it’ll alert me if he falls, but I have shown him how to use Apple Pay with it. 
    I know for a fact that there’s a lot of places that have been deprived of money because they only accepted cash. ‘Sorry mate, we don’t take card.’ ‘Well I don’t carry cash, so it looks like we both lose.’
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in The Adventures of Chris Hughton and his Merry Men   
    To be honest, you’re describing 8 out of 10 forest seasons there anyway. At least our situation is the exception, not the norm. 
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from angieram in Pride Park Goes Cashless   
    Okay, so you could help him get a contactless card. It’s just a phone call to the bank. 
    reassure him that he’s as likely to be accepting the wrong amount on a card machine as he is to be short changed with cash. 
    have a bit more faith in older people. If he’s in his 70s now, he would have been using a digital phone (ie not a rotary phone) in his 40’s, or even a calculator earlier than that. A card reader looks no different. It’s a form factor we’ve been using regularly for over 30 years. Has he spent the last 30 years in bewilderment? I doubt it.
    people seem to be too quick to brand older people with, ‘they won’t get it, everything is moving too fast for them.’ But computers have been used regularly in the work place since the 90s, scarily, that’s over 30 years ago now. Mobile phones have been common place for over 20 years, and smart phones for over a decade. So unless someone’s in their 90s now, they would have come across these things before their retirement enough for them not to be scary works of the devil.
    fair enough, there’s many people that still don’t know one end of a mouse from the other, but we’re talking about tapping a card against a machine. I’ve got a bit more faith that people can understand that idea, even if they don’t understand all the inner workings and tech behind it.
    it costs us efficiency in the process. The vendor has to have two payment systems running at the same time, that’s not efficient. That increases costs all round, and the time it takes to process each individual transaction. An extra 10 seconds on each transaction on 30,000 people all trying to buy a pint at half time, is 5,000 extra minutes, which is 83 extra hours. Can’t really squeeze all that into half time. It makes a huge difference if you can save just 5 or 10 seconds per transaction. 
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    TigerTedd reacted to RadioactiveWaste in The Adventures of Chris Hughton and his Merry Men   
    What's better than watching your club become a laughing stock, blunder into poverty, be in trouble with the regulators and staring a season of misery and likely relegated in the face in mid July?
    Not supporting Forest.
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Sweetness34 in Pride Park Goes Cashless   
    But what is there to learn? Here’s a card, tap it against the machine when the server tells you to. I literally couldn’t think of anything easier, there is nothing to learn there.
    im not having age as an excuse. Just bought my 83 year old dad his first Apple Watch and he’s getting on that quite happily. He doesn’t use half of the features, I’m just happy that it’ll alert me if he falls, but I have shown him how to use Apple Pay with it. 
    I know for a fact that there’s a lot of places that have been deprived of money because they only accepted cash. ‘Sorry mate, we don’t take card.’ ‘Well I don’t carry cash, so it looks like we both lose.’
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Pride Park Goes Cashless   
    But what is there to learn? Here’s a card, tap it against the machine when the server tells you to. I literally couldn’t think of anything easier, there is nothing to learn there.
    im not having age as an excuse. Just bought my 83 year old dad his first Apple Watch and he’s getting on that quite happily. He doesn’t use half of the features, I’m just happy that it’ll alert me if he falls, but I have shown him how to use Apple Pay with it. 
    I know for a fact that there’s a lot of places that have been deprived of money because they only accepted cash. ‘Sorry mate, we don’t take card.’ ‘Well I don’t carry cash, so it looks like we both lose.’
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    TigerTedd reacted to Charlotte Ram in Pride Park Goes Cashless   
    Taking cash payments is brilliant......for avoiding tax, that is the only reason I can think of.
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