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by sharoma
21 Feb 2024, 18:23
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Becoming a member
Replies: 0
Views: 11

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: 729

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: 731

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: 772

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: 10584

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...
by sharoma
21 Jan 2024, 01:44
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: Brexit: better or worse for Ukraine?
Replies: 0
Views: 864

Brexit: better or worse for Ukraine?

I read last week that a Belgian MEP named Verhofstadt has claimed that had the United Kingdom not left the European Union, Russia would not have invaded Ukraine. This seems specious to me. Russia’s military antagonist is NATO, and that alliance is not affected by Brexit. It’s true that the soft powe...
by sharoma
21 Jan 2024, 01:14
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: War in Ukraine thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: The war in Ukraine isn't really about Ukraine

Historical population and military strengths: Population of Soviet Union in 1941: 196,716,000 Frontline strength when Germany invaded: 2.6-2.9 million (1.32%-1.47% of population) Population of Germany in 1941 (modern borders): 70.8 million Frontline strength when Germany invaded: 3.8 million (5.36%...
by sharoma
20 Jan 2024, 19:16
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Review of Napoleon (2023)
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Review of Napoleon (2023)

Here is a short review of Napoleon (2023), which I saw last night. The art of making films, especially epics, has been lost. This was a complete waste of money ($130-200 million!) as it offered almost nothing other than a couple of decent visuals. Here are just a few of the notable errors or areas i...
by sharoma
17 Jan 2024, 20:19
Forum: Music
Topic: Early Depeche Mode
Replies: 0
Views: 898

Early Depeche Mode

I am into early 'Mode again and want to state how utterly amazing I still think they are. When I first discovered them, it was thanks to Discovery Records in Bradford. Back then, LPs were yet to make a comeback and their nadir phase pricing was 99 pence for synthpop acts. I acquired all Depeche Mode...
by sharoma
17 Jan 2024, 19:08
Forum: Music
Topic: Kali Uchis
Replies: 2
Views: 23203

Re: Kali Uchis

Although there are some pleasant melodies and interesting moments, this album still hasn't grabbed me. I remain hopeful since it took at least five listens for me to love Red Moon in Venus.