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by alliswell
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 pm
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/varadkar-says-dumping-contact-tracing-problem-on-gps-unfair-1.4387464 Got to see heads roll in the HSE if that's true. Ah the weekly leak. Again we get to hear how tough Leo is and some backbench nobody gets his name in the papers while poor FF bar...
by alliswell
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:52 pm
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alliswell While we have you. Chances of schools reopening? If you don't want to say too much, wink for yes, straight face for no. :P Hard to say really. I've been avoiding the staff room so I haven't been getting the full impression. Most people I speak to believe that the level of transmission in ...
by alliswell
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:36 pm
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Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/varadkar-says-dumping-contact-tracing-problem-on-gps-unfair-1.4387464 Got to see heads roll in the HSE if that's true. Ah the weekly leak. Again we get to hear how tough Leo is and some backbench nobody gets his name in the papers while poor FF bar...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:15 pm
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Varadkar not a happy bunny. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/six-week-level-5-restrictions-will-cost-1-5bn-and-cost-150-000-jobs-varadkar-says-1.4385541 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/with-dramatic-u-turn-government-weakens-its-own-authority-1.4385406?mode=amp However, according t...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:15 pm
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I think this is a massive powerplay by the health authorities to make the public health system very big with plenty of capacity to spare. I want a public health system with tonnes of capacity but we have to accept, this needs to be paid for forever and will come out of our wages. I genuinely believ...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:57 pm
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Cam reminds me of when Union heads get asked why teachers get the top pay in Europe and they bring in some apples with apples spoof to muddy the waters. Actually our ratio of nurses to en-suite toilets is amongst the lowest in Europe, Brian. It is because we are so brave. All over Europe the school...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:44 pm
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Cam reminds me of when Union heads get asked why teachers get the top pay in Europe and they bring in some apples with apples spoof to muddy the waters. Actually our ratio of nurses to en-suite toilets is amongst the lowest in Europe, Brian. It is because we are so brave. All over Europe the school...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:11 pm
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Cam reminds me of when Union heads get asked why teachers get the top pay in Europe and they bring in some apples with apples spoof to muddy the waters. Actually our ratio of nurses to en-suite toilets is amongst the lowest in Europe, Brian. It is because we are so brave. All over Europe the school...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:59 pm
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Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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Covid cases in Ireland since last Wednesday : 1095 :1205 : 1000 : 1276 : 1283 : 1030 Is that growth exponential ? Is it linear ? Or is it essentially zero ? Answers on a postcard please........ There's a reason they talk in 5 and 7 day averages and as has been rightly pointed out there needs to be ...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:54 pm
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Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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Covid cases in Ireland since last Wednesday : 1095 :1205 : 1000 : 1276 : 1283 : 1030 Is that growth exponential ? Is it linear ? Or is it essentially zero ? Answers on a postcard please........ There's a reason they talk in 5 and 7 day averages and as has been rightly pointed out there needs to be ...
by alliswell
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:38 pm
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Lads you are all Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting while I am Matt Damon. I just see shit and my brain solves it BOOM You are so clearly the lad with the ponytail. :lol: We are all the guy with the ponytail Nah, cammy, Duff and a few others are stellan sjarsgard - the pushy academic ..... their hear...
by alliswell
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:18 am
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EverReady wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:58 pm Lads you are all Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting while I am Matt Damon. I just see shit and my brain solves it BOOM
You are so clearly the lad with the ponytail.
by alliswell
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:43 pm
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EverReady wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:39 pm So am I but as a true stoic I am showing some courage in the face of Covid rather than making the kids stand outside the red zone of my desk ON PAIN OF DEATH
They don't let us do that any more.
by alliswell
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:42 pm
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"Why would anybody trust the Government" Honestly now ER take your looper bullshit hid behind a few jokes and fúck off to Twitter with the rest of b Loopers. No party agrees with you because your position is that you're a moany hole. Majority opinion on this thread is with ER. You, allswell and fur...
by alliswell
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:47 pm
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"Why would anybody trust the Government" Honestly now ER take your looper bullshit hid behind a few jokes and fúck off to Twitter with the rest of b Loopers. No party agrees with you because your position is that you're a moany hole. Majority opinion on this thread is with ER. You, allswell and fur...
by alliswell
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:34 pm
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EverReady wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:30 pm The stoics :lol: The fücking benders
I'm a frontline worker now, baby. Easy to be Billy big balls from the comfort of your dressing gown. I'm also all that's keeping you from level 5 and having to mind your own kids so be nice.
by alliswell
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:29 pm
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Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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"Why would anybody trust the Government" Honestly now ER take your looper bullshit hid behind a few jokes and fúck off to Twitter with the rest of b Loopers. No party agrees with you because your position is that you're a moany hole. Majority opinion on this thread is with ER. You, allswell and fur...
by alliswell
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:24 pm
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Politicians tend to care about whether something is popular or not.
by alliswell
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:13 pm
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https://twitter.com/alanfarrell/status/1317079759030026240?s=21 It appears that NPHET are briefing the media again ahead of its primary function of advising Cabinet causing speculation and worry. If this leaking continues, questions must be asked as to whether or not the body is fit for purpose in ...
by alliswell
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:31 pm
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https://twitter.com/alanfarrell/status/1317079759030026240?s=21 It appears that NPHET are briefing the media again ahead of its primary function of advising Cabinet causing speculation and worry. If this leaking continues, questions must be asked as to whether or not the body is fit for purpose in ...
by alliswell
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:17 am
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Gavin Duffy wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:25 am Can someone post up McDowell's latest piece?
Tight plum
by alliswell
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:35 pm
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I wonder if the Shinners will appeal for Zero Covid. Boyd Barrett has come out for it as the silver bullet for the problem and he’s a bellweather for where the left go. The Shinners will have to be able to position themselves in the right place both North and South to get away with it, they can the...
by alliswell
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:41 pm
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Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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I wonder if the Shinners will appeal for Zero Covid. Boyd Barrett has come out for it as the silver bullet for the problem and he’s a bellweather for where the left go. The Shinners will have to be able to position themselves in the right place both North and South to get away with it, they can the...
by alliswell
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:11 pm
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And by all means call me a spoofer when I start to criticise public figures for being lazy. It's nothing like you looking to be chairman of a major company. It would be like if in 25 years you started looking to be chairman of a large company. He's one of a few hundred people to sit at cabinet. Few...
by alliswell
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:47 pm
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And by all means call me a spoofer when I start to criticise public figures for being lazy. It's nothing like you looking to be chairman of a major company. It would be like if in 25 years you started looking to be chairman of a large company. He's one of a few hundred people to sit at cabinet. Few...
by alliswell
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:14 pm
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It’s not in the job role to be political. You have to be wary of anyone’s who life goal in politics is to become President of Ireland so he can pontificate. I doubt he ever had much interest in becoming Taoiseach and having actual hard work. Ah yeah spend 40 years in public office so some smug arse...
by alliswell
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:12 pm
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EverReady wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:45 pm
alliswell wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:39 pm I do enjoy how much he bothers you chaps. This must be how toothless hicks feel about Trump.
But they love Trump. Hold on are you the toothless hick?
I am empathy
by alliswell
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:39 pm
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I do enjoy how much he bothers you chaps. This must be how toothless hicks feel about Trump.
by alliswell
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:05 pm
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Michael D politicising the presidency again I see. I dislike his ivory tower bs also however its hardly startling for the president to be political... He is an elected politician after all.... It’s not in the job role to be political. You have to be wary of anyone’s who life goal in politics is to ...
by alliswell
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:20 pm
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Michael D politicising the presidency again I see. I dislike his ivory tower bs also however its hardly startling for the president to be political... He is an elected politician after all.... It’s not in the job role to be political. You have to be wary of anyone’s who life goal in politics is to ...
by alliswell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:04 pm
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Be it leaks or kite flying, they need to stop, this shit with schools being the latest one. They're not good for the country There's a different one every day now. This week has been particularly bad. So far: 1. Put the country in Level 5 2. Close the off-licences 3. Close the schools for a few ext...
by alliswell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:44 pm
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So what if it is rising exponentially or any of the nentiallys its killing fück all people. One of the reasons the ludicrous overreacting is happening is they didn't secure the normal flus vaccine pipeline and that's what they are really worried about Why do you constantly ignore the fact that we d...
by alliswell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:02 pm
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rfurlong wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:53 pm I look forward to the two BB's teardown of this data ....
Tbf I think BB had the good sense not to claim that the head of NPHET modelling wing either didn't know what exponential growth was or was deliberately misinterpreting data.
by alliswell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:40 pm
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej07-CoXsAAYaFc?format=jpg&name=large Oh shit, it's almost like Philip Nolan knows what exponential growth is after all. The second graph isn't exponential surely? Straight line on a linear scale? Check out the y-axis It's like a graph of a log of the case numbers for ea...
by alliswell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:28 pm
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej07-CoXsAAYaFc?format=jpg&name=large Oh shit, it's almost like Philip Nolan knows what exponential growth is after all. The second graph isn't exponential surely? Straight line on a linear scale? Check out the y-axis It's like a graph of a log of the case numbers for ea...
by alliswell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:16 pm
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Oh shit, it's almost like Philip Nolan knows what exponential growth is after all.
by alliswell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:55 pm
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camroc1 wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:41 pm Department of Education denying that any decision has been made to extend the mid term break.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1009/1170464-schools/

Is this another attempt by Nphet to direct/bounce policy ?

It's a dangerous game politically that someone is playing.
Nope, government leak.
by alliswell
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:11 am
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Sorry bud, e^x is an example of an exponential function but exponential functions are given by a^x and these functions will grow if both a and x are greater than zero . The progression described by Nolan would give you 1.04^x which is an exponential function that would grow. Edit: x being the time ...
by alliswell
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:06 am
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Whilst X to the power of 0.04 is indeed a geometrical progression, it does not constitute exponential growth, which is generally understood to be of the form : e to the power of x, where x > 1 . You know fúck all about my mathematical education, so less of the ad-hominems please. You missed the poi...
by alliswell
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:04 am
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The chair of the fúcking modelling group either doesn't know what exponential growth is, or is plain lying. Do you know what it means? I'm an engineer. It's growth (or decay if the index is negative) by geometric progression, rather, than , for example linear progression. The value of the index def...