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  1. Tbh, if the guy wanted Shandon to get hurt he'd be better off hiring him to do some work in his house rather than waste time fighting him.
    15 points
  2. Your post is rather unfortunate in tone. Basic thermal science explains that 1.5 oC is a huge concern. Basically, the earth isn't able to reject enough of the radiant heat absorbed from the sun (and other sources) due to the change in the composition of the earth's atmosphere (such as CO2, CH4, SF6 and water vapour). Landmass and water are collecting this heat and the earth needs to be able to radiate some of this heat back to the sky (it is easy to radiate heat to a black or dark surface, like finding frost on your car in the morning where heat radiates to the dark night sky). The earth's atmosphere is acting as an insulating layer, reducing the amount of heat rejected. This leads to gradual expansion of seawater, melting of ice caps and glaciers adding to the mass of water in the oceans and leading to rising seawater levels. This also changes the thermal gradients around the globe which changes atmospheric pressures and therefore wind patterns. This in turn increases the amount of seawater and fresh water evaporation leading to more rainfall but not necessarily in the parts of the world where it is needed due to those changing wind patterns. Fission nuclear power is a complex issue. I can't recall a nuclear project in many decades (if ever) that was delivered anywhere close to time and budget. The nuclear fuel cycle is also complex. Extraction, transport, processing, generation and waste handling (a billions of years legacy problem) are expensive and high risk. In the current world, these establishments are targets for terrorists and hostile powers and proliferation greatly increases these risks as there are then more targets. Nuclear fission is a hugely expensive technology, much more than renewables or conventional thermal generation technologies. It does not create a significant direct greenhouse gas problem but transportation and processing do. Nuclear fusion technology, may offer some hope, but is still struggling to yield much more than the energy input. If successful, it has fewer waste issue than fusion as the by products have much, much lower radiation half-lives than post fission isotopes (a hundred years compared to billions). We'll see how this develops. Our energy problem is growing as the world's population and therefore consumption grow. We need to reduce consumption whilst finding affordable energy solutions which are sustainable (environmentally, socially and economically). We may need to accept lower overall efficiencies if we want to move to a significant hydrogen economy, but if we can convert direct solar, wind and tidal generation to hydrogen, the primary fuel is free it's what we do next that counts. Other storage media are of course available which the industry is actively expanding (battery and pumped storage hydro being the primary technologies, but there are others) Carbon Capture and storage is still worth exploring and would allow us to maintain larger generation sets feeding the grid and reducing voltage control issues and reducing the power electronics costs where we have large numbers of smaller generators. All of us can play a part by consuming responsibly and voting pragmatically. We need a responsible transition and people pressure can work. If we don't buy it, companies can't afford to make it and governments can't tax it.
    14 points
  3. Disrupting a minutes silence and throwing missiles on the pitch !! We are much, much better than that.
    12 points
  4. It’s a complete load of shite. At my gym, there’s an aqua aerobics class three times a week, attended by approximately fifteen or so ladies ‘of a certain age’. They’re a good crowd, a laugh when you get talking to them. For them, their classes are more than the exercise. A lot of them have lost their partners, and the social aspect of it all, getting out the house, staying active…. Anyway…. at the end of their pool sessions the fifteen or so of them shove three tables together in the cafe, get the teas in, and maskless, sitting very close together, the nattering and laughing, the volume… increases. A gaggle of older women can make one helluva’ noise. They’re pretty much in each other’s faces. However, if one of them needs to leave the table, and walk the ten yards to and from the toilet, they slap on a patterned ‘fashion’ facemask. They return, sit down amongst their pals again, take it off, and off they go again. After about forty minutes of talking, laughing, shouting from one end of the table to the other, where Sadie is a bit deaf, all maskless, they all get up from the table, reach into their handbags, put on their patterned fashion facemasks… to walk the twenty feet out the front door. It’s a farce. An absolute fcuking disgraceful farce, and the mandatory wearing of facemasks should be booted into the sun.
    12 points
  5. To come on to a forum and make allegations about someone whilst hiding behind a fake I.p is cowardly in the extreme. At least have the guts to say who you are. Shitebag behaviour, emptied.
    10 points
  6. I was going to give a detailed reply but decided against it. I have decades of professional experience in the energy sector across technologies and sectors and it's great that we are seeing such engagement in the debate across the globe. Sadly, It is clear to me from reading your reply that you don't understand the scale of what is required nor the technologies involved, all of which is my day job. Please take the time to do a bit more research (build up to the second law of thermodynamics).
    9 points
  7. 9 points
  8. St Mirren fans lording it over Saints after that is a truly stunning occurrence. Yes they were a wee bit better, but that was two utterly incompetent teams trying to play a game of football. Absolutely lacking in any technical competence. Dreadful, turgid shite, disgraceful from both sides. Ali Crawford a passenger, contributed nothing. McCart dogshite bad. Middleton appalling, couldn't control anything, hopeless today. Awful conditions, but I don't care what anyone says that was very much a Tommy Wright late Maclean era performance. Lump the ball forward and hope for the best. Attrocious. There's no way folk will keep returning to watch that, 5 games in a row now. It is post 2014 Cup win all over again. Its a point at home I suppose, but ffs give us something to cheer or get excited about. That was as low for entertainment factor as I can remember for a long time. I suppose at least we changed it early, but you look at our squad and struggle to see anyone that can make a huge difference, we are just a squad of journeyman hardworking players. You reap the seeds you sow, and we've completely brought this on ourself through complacency.
    9 points
  9. And if there's one organisation we can trust about the sending and receiving of formal documents, it's Dundee Football Club.
    8 points
  10. The opinions of someone who wears boot cut jeans should be instantly discarded.
    7 points
  11. A quick scan of the socials today seems to indicate that the majority of supporters appear to be accepting this as the new standard. There doesn't seem to be any anger at yesterday's result, more... 'oh well onto next week'? Are the supporters on here out of touch with the bulk of the fanbase or are they just happy clappers? I find where we are completely depressing, but I also find myself agreeing with others that I find myself caring less week on week. Holt needs to go, but I've seen absolutely nothing from Sheerin to indicate he has what it takes to manage Falkirk. Just a bit scunner to be honest.
    7 points
  12. Its hard to justify sticking with it when you look at those figures. Its not as if its just a couple of bad games or that, its been fairly consistent for over a season now. I do think the quality of player we have in attack is as much of an issue as the shape to a point though. Wotherspoon and Bryson are the only midfielders I'm happy to see starting these days, as I just don't think the others are good enough to do anything useful on the ball. Same up front really, we end up clapping like seals when May and Kane press someone or hold the ball up, as if its the best we can expect, while neither have any sort of ruthless streak around them when they actually see the goal. In all fairness I think May is good at helping create chances these days but ultimately it means f**k all if one of your strikers is stood on the left flank back heeling balls to your left back. Kane being undroppable as our only starting striker probably a nice summation of why we never score, while Middleton/Wotherspoon/every midfielder don't even seem to ever touch the ball in the box these days. Muller was getting absolutely slaughtered in the first half by Davidson/MacLean for not pushing up, to the point I assumed it was him off at half time. Clearly they know the shape relies on the wide CBs pushing up, so why continue with it when you've not got the players available who can do it? I dunno. Its hard to really argue against a manager/system which won us 2 cups, has us in another semi and more than likely will lead us to mid-table again, and I know how weird this'll sound, but theres very little about Davidsons reign thats been promising for the long term. Our squad is disintegrating and is being plugged with sticking plasters with us completely reliant on loans, the already poor style of play is declining, and its possible we're going to break the league record for lowest home goals scored in a season for the 2nd time under him. Its hard to see him leaving us in a better position than he found us in, and that would mean he'll be the first manager to do that to us for a long time. Hopefully just the usual doom and gloom after a poor performance though.
    7 points
  13. Longstaff and Smith are better than Moore. Connell is better than Thomson. Fox has been better than Kilday.
    6 points
  14. 6 points
  15. It's definitely Dundee fans trying to be relevant.
    6 points
  16. The last 18 months have demonstrated beyond all doubt that political leaders across the world have been found wanting intellectually. That's right across the vboard - every country, every party. What has been more alarming and more than a little depressing to me has been the extent to which our leading professional scientists have been found out to be utterly useless, media whoring politically biased mouthpieces. I might be retired but I still consider myself a scientist. To hear fellow leading scientists fumbling around trying to defend completely shite modelling programs has been shocking. To see charlatans operating under the title of "behavioural scientists" has been even more shocking. The magic masking nonsense in the face of them ignoring 18 months of real-world evidence showing they don't work, in favour of evidence from predictive models and tightly controlled lab experiments has absolutely been the straw which destroyed their credibility. Their credibility has been damaged to the extent that I am now wondering if I can trust them over things like Climate Change. I'm actively now wondering whether they're calling that wrong as well. In short, it's not been a good 18 months for anyone and it'll be a long road back from here. Actually one exception. The scientists who developed the vaccines. I'm not one for throwing this phrase around but I have to say it. Fucking heroes. Without them, I wouldn't like to predict where we'd be right now.
    6 points
  17. To be fair to the Killie fans, they’re right - @Big Jocks Chewin The Fat is an atrocious poster.
    6 points
  18. I have no objection to remembrance but also no objection to dissent to it at football matches. It is ridiculous how sport and entertainment has been hijacked. Not exactly fair to Kuruhashi, or Jurgen Klopp or Thomas Tuchel to have this stuff imposed on them at their work, is it? The relentless ramping up of remembrance at football is pointless propaganda of no value and a lot of people find it distasteful.
    5 points
  19. That wee cup of the ear to the Aberdeen fans btw.
    5 points
  20. No he didn't. Some of our football under eyes was eye bleedingly bad to watch. This, and some of your other comments, sound like a slant on Robertson which seems incredibly harsh given what happened to him off the field. I'd imagine many players and managers would find similar circumstances difficult to deal with. Dodds inherited a pretty strong spine of a team from Robertson...
    5 points
  21. Queen's clearly have a good squad and keep possession and move the ball about very well. But my impression of them from the two games so far is they can be a bit one dimensional. Keep them in front of you, and limit their space to pass the ball about in dangerous areas and it looks like they run out of ideas a little bit. Add their recent defensive frailty and they don't look like a team who're going to pull away at the top of the league unless one or both of those issues are sorted. They look like a side who're more toothless than they should be as long as you don't come out and play into their strengths. They've been unable to beat us in two goes. Compare that to Montrose, who've spanked us twice, and seem able to relentlessly find a way in, no matter how you set out to play against them.
    5 points
  22. "We need to listen more to Scotland" And then go right on ignoring them after we've done all that listening. Lovely to see the "Labour can't win without Scotland" shite just rolled out as if its solid gold truth, so they can blame us for England electing the tories again. At some point it might be nice to have someone explain to Keith and to journalists in general that it is not Scotland's responsibility, nor is it in our interest to deliver England a Labour government it didn't vote for and which demonstrably couldn't give less of a f**k about what we might want.
    5 points
  23. We are a LB, RB, 2 CH's and a manager away from having a top flight team.
    5 points
  24. Glad that's over and done with, now get these west coast vermin out of Dens Park. Thank you.
    5 points
  25. He put his back out dodging Brad Spencer's shot on goal at EEP.
    5 points
  26. Said before and I'll say again, no point getting rid of Sheerin if Holt stays. Holt led the process that saw Sheerin appointed, we couldn't allow him to do that again.
    5 points
  27. Or worse, owned by fans who are demonstrably thick as f**k.
    5 points
  28. Probably KKK masks if anywhere near Yorkshire CCC.
    5 points
  29. The sleaze allegations, and the clear evidence of impropriety is now starting to land. It will be interesting to see how much traction it has and whether the Govt and Johnson can ride it out. Only a few years ago, just one of the current allegations or apparent Govt sleaze actions would have been enough but in today's post truth/largely Govt media compliant political age you need to see a succession of issues to resonate (and even then reluctantly) including Covid multi-million pound contract awards to party faithful; party friends financing decorations and holidays (undeclared) for favours or return of favours; donations for peerages; and cash for MP questions/MP lobbying... To me all the above is standard Tory practices and they have the complete confidence to double down on this behaviour in recent years. Little blow-back following the covid contract awards, beyond the court battles of the Good Law Project, has given them carte blanche to milk as much for themselves and the party from the system as possible. Add all this to their pursuit of Brexit solely to appease the party faithful and I would suggest that you would have difficulty in spotting a more self serving corrupt party in the history of democracy. It really is fuckin tragic.
    5 points
  30. Not particularly random as my mate is a Dunbar fan but he text d me before the game to say he had a cold and wasn't going Dundonald 6 Dunbar 3 Dundonald was the last ground I went to before lockdown last year. They've put a roof over this bit of existing concrete terrace although the wind meant that by the second half the shed had emptied. The new lights also went on at half time. 9 goals, two pens, dodgy defending, soup and a cheeseburger. Not a bad day out despite the wind.
    5 points
  31. Personally, thought Adam Frizzell was man of the match. Great feet and skill but but more importantly he put in a hefty shift chasing back, harassing and closing down. (PS I am not Adam Frizzell's maw, da, uncle, aunt or burd).
    5 points
  32. I’ll say this for you. No matter whether United win, lose or draw. Dundee are always on your mind and in your posts. Thank you.
    5 points
  33. Make no mistake, previous Rovers teams bottle that game today. Add to that,we are technically a win away from going top in November. Mind people losing their shit over Mcglynns recruitment and touting us for relegation?
    5 points
  34. The coverage after the games finish on a Saturday is fucking awful. Long interviews and debate nobody cares about, when they could be getting more match reports from games where they already have people at.
    4 points
  35. He's not being given much of a chance - isolated up front, no partner, wingers providing nothing. Look he's not brilliant but for folk to be inexplicably be rating Keena over him and saying stuff like no one played badly yesterday except Ruth is just BS. For me, he's shown that with decent support he'd score goals in this league. Maybe with Morrison and Williamson back the strikers will get more than 1 chance a game.
    4 points
  36. Europa Conference League - Third Qualifying Round 2074
    4 points
  37. Nice to see the time wasters getting it up them again. Last week's time wasting started about two minutes into the second half. At one point I thought there was a sniper in every corner of the ground the number of times an Accies player hit the deck, and then their manager complains about added time. If they continue like that it'll only serve to highlight themselves to referees and it won't be long before they have a player sent off for time wasting. Completely idiotic tactics. Long may they get what they deserve.
    4 points
  38. Went to Palace v Wolves yesterday. A tremendous afternoon. Brilliant atmosphere throughout the game, some very decent football. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    4 points
  39. The last few pages have made my Sunday morning beer shites bearable. Augusta hasnt mentioned questionable shoe choices or capes yet, so I'm calling bullshit on it all.
    4 points
  40. Maybe he’s right. Found an old school photo and it looks like everything is confirmed.
    4 points
  41. Don’t think we should be too despondent. We are still picking up points even when we put in a sub-par performance. As Calderon said, in previous years we’d have lost that game yesterday. To be sitting one win off top spot after 13 games is tremendous. We’ve only lost three competitive fixtures all season and one of those was to Celtic. That’s a great record. The Championship is looking ridiculously tight this year and while we not have the depth of squad to outlast someone like Kilmarnock (who I suspect will spend big in January) over 36 games, we do have a hugely talented team with a great manager, so who knows what we can achieve. As Marvin Andrew’s used to say…Believe.
    4 points
  42. Winning Barclays games goes against everything Norwich stand for, so Farke has rightfully paid the price.
    4 points
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