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    What Hosting company to choose?

    Oops I was out a few months. Hosting an instance in Bahrain or Europe is still pretty snappy with latency being below 100ms. I will create a local instance as soon as it's available, but happy with things as they are at the moment.
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    Next big wave of skilled workers, emigrants leaving SA - political analyst

    I know. I misread it while out last night :whistling:
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    What Hosting company to choose?

    I've given up on local hosting providers and have moved all of my projects over to AWS. The free tier handles most of my basic WordPress sites and my larger project is still costing only a few bucks a month with autoscaling. They will launch a data center in Cape Town later this year.
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    Next big wave of skilled workers, emigrants leaving SA - political analyst

    Actually quite a few do. I know plenty of people who did that and have no intention of coming back.
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    WeChat. What's the verdict?

    The travel agent I used managed to verify my account for me. She tried to get her Chinese contact to do it, but apparently, you must be in the same country.
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    WeChat. What's the verdict?

    It wouldn't have helped even if you did manage to set up an account. Only accounts older than 6 months can verify new accounts. I've just jumped through the hoops of getting my WeChat pay working for a trip to China.
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    Iran humiliated as 'five ships FAIL to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf standoff'

    Not as far fetched as you think. Russia has already said that a large portion of their SU-57 stealth fighters will be assigned to anti-ship missions using their new supersonic anti-ship missiles. Anti-submarine missiles do exist although very few are aircraft deployed, but they can fit in the...
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    Iran humiliated as 'five ships FAIL to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf standoff'

    I'm just ragging you mostly, but if we are going into future weapon systems what's to say Iran might not have a few of these bad boys by 2028 armed with anti-submarine measures? Just like your sub it's not yet available... but what if... :p
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    Iran humiliated as 'five ships FAIL to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf standoff'

    That Dreadnought-class sub is an artists rendition and will only enter service around 2028 :ROFL:
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    Name the weirdest phenomena you witnessed in physics.

    I saw three Naga fireballs rise from the Mekong river while out on a hike late one evening.
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    Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

    Again you could remove Iran from that post and substitute in the USA. Who really started all the extremist Islam groups or at least gave them the jumpstart they needed to make an impact? Al-Qaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood, Isis etc.?
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    Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

    I would probably trust them a bit more than the lies the other side uses to get involved in wars. RMS Lusitania, Gulf of Tonkin, WMDs in Iraq etc etc.
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    Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

    So pro-Israel = good, pro-arab = bad? Alrighty got it.
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    Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

    It's called a deterrent. If others have it, especially your enemies, then you have the right to have it too. If those others aren't happy then they should give up their ones in exchange for you not building your own. Mutual destruction is a guarantee of peace in a way. Look how many enemy...
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    Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

    Bit of a reach there on your part. Sure they threatened retaliation against a threat, but they never mentioned nukes. You have stated multiple times that Iran is the only country in the world to have threatened to use nukes (completely false as North Korea and the US (Trump) have threatened to...
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