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|Fusion energy on the way?|
at 11:32 20 Jan 2020
British Fusion Energy company Tokamak Energy has come out with this statement
"Tokamak Energy’s target is to actually generate fusion power by 2025 and have a commercial plant ready by 2030. "
Though this would be terrific if they could manage it, I have to say I am hugely sceptical and indeed sceptical that commercial fusion energy generation will ever be possible.
Even well funded ITER isnt expecting commercial generation any time soon.
|Noah's Ark on Orwell Quay|
at 15:40 15 Jan 2020
I am thinking about having a look round at the weekend. Anyone here been who can say if it is worth a look-see and tell me how time would be needed for a proper poke around?
|Stonewall Penalties vs Soft Penalties|
at 09:13 15 Jan 2020
We have been awarded exactly as many penalties as we have conceded this season so far. But, and I acknowledge that this may simply be normal fan bias, I have this feeling that we have suffered a bit with stonewall penalties not being given for us (Wycombe definitely, last night I hear), whereas some of the penalties given against us have been soft or plain wrong (Wycombe again).
Am I right or just looking at it through blue tinted glasses?
[Post edited 15 Jan 9:25]
|Return Of The Political Thread.|
at 15:19 7 Jan 2020
Parliament is back at work today and I have Treasury Questions ticking over in the background and my observation so far is that Sajid David is a bit of a tlt.
His colleagues, Simon CLarke and the Chief Secretary of the Treasury , are making an honest effort to answer questions but SD is just giving it "what about Labour", "Whatabout the SNP".
Good job he didnt get the PM job.
|That is new llineup number 33|
at 14:03 4 Jan 2020
But given that the inclusion of either Bishop or Sears would have guaranteed a new starting XI, and we get both, I am pretty pleased by this.
Edit: After a quick check, it turns out that the other nine haven't lined up together before.
Still, it's the EFL trophy.
[Post edited 4 Jan 14:09]
|Harry Kane has torn a hamstring|
at 17:06 3 Jan 2020
The headlines say he will be out for eight weeks.
That seems pretty short to me, when Teddy did his hamstring in in August 2015 he missed 44 games and was out for 240 days.
|Great chat with a window salesman|
at 14:52 3 Jan 2020
Thinking about replacing some windows and had a couple of salesmen round. The last was from Great Bentley and yes he was really proud of the village green, couldn't stop talking about it. In fact he seemed genuinely affronted when I said there were other places that claimed the biggest village green in the country, he wanted me to name names.
So it's not just Benters, seems they are all like it.
|Transfermarkt market values|
at 12:48 3 Jan 2020
If you have ever wondered how transfermarkt.com comes up with their market values for players, apparently they have a 'crowdsourced' system.
That is registered users discuss the value of players on their forum, then a judge decides on the basis of the discussion what value to apply.
This is surprisingly well respected. According to https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377221717304332
"Some of the most influential newspapers and magazines in Europe regularly quote Transfermarkt's market values for football players (Bryson et al., 2012, Herm et al., 2014), which have been found to correlate closely with experts’ estimates and player salaries "
There are some obvious drawbacks though, it works best for well known players and where there is a lot of dicsussion.
For supporters of a lower tier provincial football club, some of the valuations can look a little out. Downes is currently down with a market value of E900K. and Woolfenden as E90K.
I think we need a few TWTDers to register and bolster their value.
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