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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Can anyone tell me what (if any) off the shelf Data Visualisation tools were used in AC35---like Power BI/Tableau/Oracle Analytics Cloud. Loved reading about Oracles Race Cutter in AC34 and interested to learn more http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/issue-archive/2013/13-sep/o53oracle-teamusa-1996101.html thanks in advance
  2. Bye bye Artemis Racing

    You have a point --i think you are right
  3. Bye bye Artemis Racing

    But the advantage now is the Amercias Cup is a *challenge between nations* and not much *a guns for hire* ---thats really compelling going back to its roots. Almost like a football team. Bigger potential audience --everyone wins.
  4. Bye bye Artemis Racing

    20% is more than fair
  5. I dont agree that OR-Xero cheated their way to AC-34 ---where is the evidence? They won AC-34 fair and square
  6. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11895035 The 2000 defence of the Auld Mug by the Sir Peter Blake and Sir Russell Coutts-led syndicate looks set to be a blueprint for September's official protocol announcement. soundcloud link
  7. Cats are finished

    id bet the farm that there will be a brand new design --hence the 2021 proposed date. Maybe even two boats cats and monos will be required. id predict a long challenger series over two months
  8. AC36 Auckland NZ

    more here http://www.royalgazette.com/americas-cup---sport/article/20170630/bermuda-blow-as-kiwis-rule-out-return some of the 78 comments will be boycotting lamb from New Zealand... Where are the 2,000 jobs PROMISED by the oba to Bermudians?? Had enough of sour Kiwis? Mr. Ellison is an innovator - why fight success? Let's start the Bermuda Cup every 2 years, in our stadium, the Great Sound.
  9. The online article is not taken down go here . http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11886240 This was also in print on section one on that Saturday NZ Herald
  10. more on this here quote" the full story behind why Oracle did their best to get rid of Grant Dalton as CEO of Team NZ." http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/veitch-on-sport/audio/ian-taylor-grant-daltons-dog-eat-dog-attitude-key-to-americas-cup-win/
  11. The original article made front page news (yep Page 1 and extended into a full page in section 1 on Saturday NZ Herald July 8th printed edition read by thousands !!!) so thought it was worthy of a topic here for people overseas unaware that is was a front pager on biggest selling weekend paper.. Im sorry i started this topic now--its gone mental
  12. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11889485 Groupama Team France have confirmed they declined a request from help from Team New Zealand after the pitch-pole that left Aotearoa in tatters - but say America's Cup defenders Oracle had nothing to do with the decision.
  13. more here http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11886240 Within two hours of the capsize, Team NZ asked the French for help with equipment and parts and they refused, and then said they would consider it for a fee of €300,000 ($468,500). That offer was abruptly withdrawn, most likely, once Oracle got wind of it. Neither Groupama nor Oracle responded to requests for comment.
  14. read this - this is astounding ! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11885899 The French turned their backs on Team New Zealand hours after the dramatic capsize, then tried to charge $468,500 for any help, before abruptly withdrawing the offer altogether, claims Team NZ's billionaire backer.
  15. Team NZ

    Should be a separate topic --name and shame ? agree