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  1. Lots of dramatic views here. For me, it is what it is. The most controversial thing in my mind is that they maybe did a couple of laps to fulfil contractural obligation of having a classified event (sponsors, promoters, etc). The ramifications outside of this would affect the promoters, FIA and even the teams and drivers (remember, teams and drivers have sponsors and have to fulfil the obligations to their sponsors for a classified event too — there’s very little chance of any legal challenge around the championship based on points at the end of the season because it would open EVERYONE up to potential action or loss of revenue, including the teams). I reckon some promoters or linked organisations would go under in the current climate if full refunds had to be given all round. What can’t be argued is that it was unsafe to start the race ‘proper’ (without a safety car). So, fundamentally the right decision was made. They ran as much of the ‘race’ as they safely could in the circumstances. The FIA are now looking at the rules and have added it as an agenda item at the next big FIA meeting, so hopefully something will be done for the long term, but as things stand there is little argument that it was, in reality, the right thing to do.
  2. I thought September’s PS Plus games were Overcooked, Hitman 2 and Predator?
  3. That's a better, more concise explanation! It is important to note that Bitcoin was created to be totally decentralised and not controlled by any person, state or entity. The idea is to democratise currency on a worldwide level. Effectively, Bitcoin controls Bitcoin. It runs on a 'blockchain' system. Every computer connected and mining is also validating every transaction to prevent fraud and other issues (some of the complex computing problems being calculated are validations of the system, integrity and transactions, etc). It is really complex, as you'd expect for something like this... so it does take a lot to get your head around it and it is understandable people don't understand it properly (I'm not sure I do totally!).
  4. I'll try simpler... - There are really, really, REALLY complex mathematical equations that need to be solved to advance computing and computer science, etc (among other things). These are pretty much the most complicated mathematical equations ever attempted and constantly get harder and harder (as one equation is solved it creates more complex equations). - To solve these problems really powerful computers are needed to constantly run software to work them out. These equations can take literally years to solve even with the most powerful computers of our time. - In order to reward people for having their computers run these problems for such a long time, a bitcoin is awarded if your machine is the first to solve a problem. - Bitcoin is then used as a currency, etc, so has an intrinsic value to reward people for using their computers to constantly run and solve these problems. To put it in context, I think on average now it takes the more powerful computers of our time around 5 years to achieve one bitcoin.... so imagine the power needed to constantly run a massively powerful computer at its maximum computing power (and all the fans/cooling needed to stop it from overheating) for five years... Then expand that out to huge warehouses of 'mining farms'. That's the environmental problem we face with it.
  5. Thats the big question... and one that is growing in intensity. The big hit to Bitcoin's price in the last year came after Elon Musk denounced Bitcoin and Tesla stopped taking it as payment when they realised how bad the whole thing was for the environment (that's after Musk and Telsa essentially pumped the price beforehand though... but that's another longer story!).
  6. OK, in a simplistic manner (it can be far more complicated that this, of course). You can 'mine' Bitcoin electronically using a computer... think if it like getting a reward for being the first to solve a really complicated mathematic problem. So, people connect their computers to the Bitcoin blockchain (network) and it is constantly running equations that are solving various problems to improve computing and/or even just running the network itself (processing transactions, etc). If your computer is the first to solve a problem, then you get rewarded a Bitcoin for the effort. The problems get more-and-more complicated over time as things are solved and newer more difficult equations are then discovered, so essentially more power (i.e. more powerful processors and the power drawn by them from the grid) is needed to then solve the more complicated problems... hence the concerns that mining Bitcoin is actually damaging the environment due to the sheer draw on electricity grids. People buy more and more expensive processors or GPUs to run the problems (there are even companies that have set up giant 'mining farms' or warehouses full of specially built processing computers made just for mining bitcoin — this is pretty much the only way to mine bitcoin effectively nowadays, rather than the days of home computers doing the work) so more power is consumed, creating more difficult mathematical problems to solve which in turn requires more power... its kind of like a never-ending chain of self-propogating issues in that respect. It has even led to a worldwide shortage of the necessary components (which has led to a massive price spike in things like GPUs, which in turn has led to things like the shortages of the new Playstation 5/Xbox consoles, etc). ...again, this is a simplistic kind of explanation, but hopefully that makes a little sense?
  7. I'm not sure it is a regular thing on Saturday afternoons, but they do have DJs on at various times. There's always good music on in there at pretty much any time though.
  8. Dove and Rainbow? The Church House?
  9. Well, if they really do believe in Karma then it'll come back on them...
  10. Can't argue with that to be honest. I was more talking about "in race" decisions, but you're right... overall there is a mess there.
  11. There's also a limited pool of ex-drivers who are willing to spend a GP weekend cooped up in a small room assessing multitudes of footage and telemetry data instead of enjoying the GP weekend or doing other things following retirement... ...BUT, they find an ex-driver for EVERY race.
  12. And at the risk of monopolising the thread, here’s another “also…”
  13. Quoting myself here… It was Pirro:
  14. Also, for all the rivalry and shenanigans that went on this weekend, this was classy:
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