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by sharoma
11 Apr 2024, 20:13
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: On the Buses Review
Replies: 0
Views: 88

On the Buses Review

Introduction I recently completed a full watch of On the Buses (seven series plus three movies). I believe the show is more valuable for its historic rather than comedic content. Herodotus, the infamous Greek historian, is known as the Father of Lies, yet his material is still useful because we can...
by sharoma
24 Mar 2024, 15:58
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: Ukraine: Don't Fight Back?!
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Ukraine: Don't Fight Back?!

Two days ago it was announced that the USA has told Ukraine to stop targeting Russian energy infrastructure because this may push up the price of oil on the world market. An increase in fuel cost can easily harm economic activity, business and personal finances. The USA is especially vulnerable to a...
by sharoma
22 Mar 2024, 16:28
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: Breakup of the United Kingdom
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Breakup of the United Kingdom

In this post, I will assume the United Kingdom itself will break up. History may view this as a continuance of the breakup of the British Empire, with the UK itself being one of the Empire’s first creations. The UK’s current military outlook is coloured by its former role as the paramount power. Its...
by sharoma
28 Feb 2024, 16:12
Forum: Music
Topic: Cabaret Voltaire - The Crackdown
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Cabaret Voltaire - The Crackdown

In my post reviewing early Depeche Mode albums I stated that I thought Construction Time Again was superior to Cabaret Voltaire’s The Crackdown . I had already been thinking, “Did CTA deserve 10/10?” and I still think yes, it did. When I rate albums it is not only in the context of the whole of popu...
by sharoma
27 Feb 2024, 16:36
Forum: Gaming
Topic: External Validation / World of Warships
Replies: 4
Views: 4433

Re: External Validation / World of Warships

A further update! I reinstalled Red Dead Redemption 2 recently and have been enjoying hunting, reducing my bounty, and caring for my horse. As for 'Warships, I still play a bit, but mostly AI and only the content I want to interact with. Coincidentally, Wargaming made changes to allow completion of ...
by sharoma
21 Feb 2024, 18:23
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Becoming a member
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Becoming a member

Automatic registration is closed because of spam. If you wish to join this forum, simply email me with your desired username and I will get back to you with a temporary password.

Thank you!
by sharoma
25 Jan 2024, 23:47
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: The system of nation-states
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

The system of nation-states

As I write this in early 2024, we can safely assume it will be business as usual until at least 2030. In this post, I suggest we imagine which borders will transition from open warfare to politically and economically stable between 2030 and 2060. The system of nation-states may have ended in a centu...
by sharoma
25 Jan 2024, 19:49
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Plebs prequel
Replies: 0
Views: 1076

Plebs prequel

Prequel shows have been an easy to way to make money off an existing franchise. Young Sheldon is an example. Since Plebs is one of my favourite shows and arguably the best sitcom of the last decade, what about a prequel? It could be called Young Grumio and focus on his life after he is discovered on...
by sharoma
24 Jan 2024, 19:25
Forum: Music
Topic: VCMG
Replies: 0
Views: 1115

VCMG

Currently listening to VCMG , which is Vince Clarke and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, reunited. The singles were decent enough techno affairs but the album Ssss is more interesting. Whether I'll want to return to it, I'm not sure. The lack of lyrics and the repetitive nature of the music make it unli...
by sharoma
24 Jan 2024, 19:21
Forum: Random
Topic: Tea ranking.
Replies: 7
Views: 11057

Re: Tea ranking.

Currently trialling Canadian market Yorkshire Gold. It makes a decent 'BrewMax' size mug from one bag, with an aftertaste which can sometimes be a bit murky. Regarding Typhoo, which I've always been a fan of: In 2022, the Typhoo brand was ranked 5 in sales volume in the UK in spite of being deemed t...