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About jammy2211

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  1. Can anyone offer much info on what this will be like? Bored of Download, but fancy a festival abroad, and while it feels really lame going to a Download literally as close as possible to the UK, it seems cheaper and has a decent looking line up. Do we know if there are 3 stages like UK Download? I can only see 3 day camping tickets - is the site only open from Friday onwards? The website seems to literally be a line up poster, so I'm guessing the answer is to wait and see...
  2. And now I remember why I got bored of Download and didn't go last year. How many years am I gonna have to take off before we get a line up that feels anywhere near 'fresh'? It still blows my mind that the Prodigy / C&S day went down what felt like an apparent success, for Download to then revert back to the same old crap every year after. Bored.
  3. I'm not totally sure that statistics is the primary incentive for the likes of LIveNation implementing a scheme like this. I assumed this was more to do with simply helping with the movement / management of physical money. Having millions of pounds of cash on site is a huge security risk, alongside great expense required in moving it, counting it etc. Stat tracking is possible, but I'm not totally convinced it tells them a huge amount of information they probably don't already know for the most part. Stat tracking on the scale of the major supermarkets isn't simply something where they note down a load of numbers and rejig their stores to sell double the product. It requires an extensive experimentation based approach, which is grudually rolled out over a small sample of stores and very often yields statistically insignificant results (which may not correspond to a positive increase in sales). Generally I've formed the impression that large corporations are the most mindnumbingly boring, risk-adverse entities in the world. While the stats they could in-theory collect on every festival goer is compelling, I don't think any of these companies have a willingness or culture to experiment and change things based on 'the stats'.
  4. Have you ever seen footage of a controlled demolition? Are you an expect in the field? Cause I wouldn't have a ****ing clue what a building being destroyed looks like and I'd imagine most the people who bang on about 9/11 are also guessing. I always love the "Only skyscrapers to...." sentiment too. Non of the other skyscrapers which were on fire had a Boeing 707 hit them and take out their core structural support, or have fuel raise the temperature of the steel supports so that they lost 90% of their rigidity. You can keep going with this. The 9/11 conspiracy's are imo the embarrasment of the conspiracy theory brigade, non of the evidence holds any ground when you properly analyse it and you soon realise the people making this up know this too - or they're lying to themselves. Maddox sums it up nicely: http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=af07 http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=911_morons