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by dinsdale
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3425
Views: 199039

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

terryfinch wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:37 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:02 pm Geoghegan Hart is going to win the Giro .

He's won the last road stage today
How do they compare in the time trial?
It's not clear cut but Tao, while erratic, has a better TT record.
by dinsdale
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3425
Views: 199039

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Dennis getting back on the front - twice - after Hindley attacked was funny.
by dinsdale
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2574

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

ukjim wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:21 pm Brake pedal on an f1 car requires 80kg of force to activate. having one overdeveloped leg is a big problem for the drivers
Which is a coincidence as having an overdeveloped arm is clearly an issue for several posters on this board.
by dinsdale
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best protest songs
Replies: 99
Views: 4501

Re: Best protest songs

Jensrsa wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:13 pm Eddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo Anna 1988
Not Eddy's best protest song.

Electric Avenue
by dinsdale
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.
Replies: 197
Views: 3179

Re: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.

Yes, I've been told a lot that it's really easy, I'm just lazy. Mind you, the pastry for an English-style pork pie is quite different to an Aussie-style meat pie. In my experience the English style is a lot more "bready" and the Australians is a lot more "flaky". A meat pie in a cafe in the UK will...
by dinsdale
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.
Replies: 197
Views: 3179

Re: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.

This weekend's effort. https://i.imgur.com/9p3IlrIl.jpg Very impressive. After a weekend in London my perception of English cuisine changed hugely and part of that was the baked goods in the markets, pork pies sausage rolls, etc. What did you use for the pastry? Homemade? If so, what's your method?...
by dinsdale
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.
Replies: 197
Views: 3179

Re: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.

This weekend's effort.

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by dinsdale
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3425
Views: 199039

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Salanya wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:10 pm Call me a cynic, but watching cycling for 20-odd years, I don't feel comfortable with Pogacar today.

Not accusing at all, and want to be full of admiration. I'm just struggling.
You might find it enlightening to read up on the background of the CEO of his team.
by dinsdale
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11939
Views: 557324

Re: F1 Thread

I think Daddy Stroll wants Vettel at RP so his son can go up against a former world champ that is in continuous decline. Stroll will look good if he stays anywhere near Seb even if Seb is way off the pace. Billionaire daddy buying success for his son. I've always thought that Vettel was overrated. ...
by dinsdale
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 245
Views: 13420

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Nolanator wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:07 pm https://youtu.be/hOy_UYSJWLQ


Ok. I am actually looking forward to this. Really like the atmosphere and styling, such as you can see in a trailer.
My cousin informs me that her hand is in this trailer :)
by dinsdale
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 245
Views: 13420

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

To all you Dune freaks out there. How far did you read this series? I read all the way to Chapter House. I even tried one of the ones written by his son, but it was such utter trash I never did try any others. I read all the original series. The last couple were something of a labour of love but st...
by dinsdale
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3707

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Mullet 2 wrote:France
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I would rule out any jersey with thin stripes anywhere. They all have a bit too much "PE teacher's tracksuit" look to them.
by dinsdale
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The loudest sound in the universe
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: The loudest sound in the universe

Yer Man wrote:
DOB wrote:Hotblack Desiato?
:nod: :nod: :nod:

Disaster Area :thumbup:






trivia: they were based on Pink Floyd of all bands :lol:
And Hotblack Desiato is named after an Islington estate agent - I assume Douglas Adams lived nearby.
by dinsdale
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein gggooonnnee!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 26967

Re: Jeffrey Epstein gggooonnnee!!!

I've never seen occam spelt like that before. Didn't know it had another variant. William of Ockham. I suspect they wanted to make him sound Greek or something - the pretentious twats. Ockham is on my regular cycle route, pretty but too small to even have a pub these days. If a village doesn't have...
by dinsdale
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein gggooonnnee!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 26967

Re: Jeffrey Epstein gggooonnnee!!!

happyhooker wrote:I've never seen occam spelt like that before. Didn't know it had another variant.
William of Ockham. I suspect they wanted to make him sound Greek or something - the pretentious twats.

Ockham is on my regular cycle route, pretty but too small to even have a pub these days.
by dinsdale
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alan Parker Director Goooooooooonnnnnne
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Alan Parker Director Goooooooooonnnnnne

Gordon Bennett wrote:It's a shame. He coudda been anything that he wanted to be. On the other hand, he's gonna be remembered for the things that he said and did (la la la lalalala)
Did he want to be a boxer?
by dinsdale
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2719
Views: 225849

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thr

And in other news, Kernel have just brewed another batch of Imperial Brown Stout so it should be available end of July - I can just about hang on until then. Ohhh, I wonder if that will be in my Boxtravaganza set. i doubt it tbh. you'd be very lucky if there's much unaccounted for. they've recently...
by dinsdale
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9426

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

Like a lot of anti-discrimination laws, the quoted law distinguishes between sex and gender identity. I don’t know if it has been litigated but there is a very reasonable basis for mungo’s opinion. Would 'gender identity' or 'sex' be relevant for a fully transitioned man or woman? No, as you said, ...
by dinsdale
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8383

Re: Corbyn

C69 was always right. Labour is meant to be about the working man particularly pertinent in Brexit Britain but Corbyn made it primarily about some social issues many of which the working man vehemently disagreed with. Go and find your own party Andy you massive knickers I'm not a Corbyn or Labour s...
by dinsdale
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8383

Re: Corbyn

https://www.change.org/p/democratic-socialists-creation-of-a-new-democratic-socialist-party?recruiter=426486518&recruited_by_id=a1a70220-8b8b-11e5-88ba-afb531b174bc&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=petition_dashboard&fbclid=IwAR3tszUSI-ByqG6RclEAKkE-n4OTPHVD0xlxfLxtbZM7oE1...
by dinsdale
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Windows 10 crashing problem
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Windows 10 crashing problem

Similar issue some time ago on a Dell which I'd fed and upgraded periodically over the years. Diagnostics were good, discs were good, temps were good, nothing in the event log, just random stops. A new mobo fixed the issue. I'm guessing some less than stellar solder joint or micro PCB track somewhe...
by dinsdale
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Windows 10 crashing problem
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Windows 10 crashing problem

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... 41-restart

Dodgy component somewhere probably.
by dinsdale
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Windows 10 crashing problem
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Windows 10 crashing problem

1st step, before all of the sensible suggestions above should be to check the windows logs to see if it tells you why it crashed - run event viewer and look at Windows Logs/System. My machine started crashing when resuming from sleep. I never fixed the underlying problem - likely hardware - but I wa...
by dinsdale
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9426

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

I know I'll probably get flamed for this, but there was an interesting Joe Rogan podcast on transgender issues a couple of days ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtftWcgXjdg One interesting statistic was that if you take one of (or the?) most successful US female Olympic runner, who has more med...
by dinsdale
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2719
Views: 225849

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thr

Oooooh. Sweeping coast by duration is rather good Haven't had a bad beer since I started buying from them. Very consistently good Yup, dinsdale put his money to good use. I specified that though because west coast ipas have been overshadowed by neipas recently but it remains my favourite style I kn...
by dinsdale
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11939
Views: 557324

Re: F1 Thread

maverickmak wrote:The gap the Mercs have is ridiculous.
So much for Hungary doesn't favour Mercedes as much as Austria

Front row - Mercedes

Daylight

Moonlight

Israelite

Fanny by Gaslight

2nd Row - last year's Mercedes

3rd row Ferrari - I guess this will be considered a good result

4th - 10th row - Others
by dinsdale
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11939
Views: 557324

Re: F1 Thread

Mick Mannock wrote:
AlanBengio wrote:Ferrari probably battling for the podium tomorrow if the race is dry
Are Ferrari F1 cars Italian-designed these days?
Sadly yes.
by dinsdale
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: BLM - an anti-Semitic movement?
Replies: 140
Views: 2880

Re: BLM - an anti-Semitic movement?

Raggs wrote:
Gavin Duffy wrote:Related to the fact that the palestinian territories have the longest history of occupation on the planet at the moment.
Would Tibet not be ahead? 1950 vs 1967.
Taking over a country is fine. It's when you don't finish the job that people get upset.

Also China - big, Israel - small.
by dinsdale
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite food
Replies: 162
Views: 2334

Re: Your favourite food

Pasta... it's all good. Having said that, just about any regional variety of ragu or sugo is my ultimate comfort dish... Some ground beef and pork, pancetta, onions, celery, carrot, wine, tomato paste, a bit of nutmeg, milk, tomatoes and stock... sometimes some pork sausage... sometimes a bit of ch...
by dinsdale
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8128
Views: 527160

Re: Game Reviews

Raggs wrote:So if I take the plunge on TW3 goty on Gog (£10.50), controller or keyboard and mouse?
I found controller easier and I usually play games with keyboard/mouse.
by dinsdale
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stupid people leaving reviews
Replies: 53
Views: 2207

Re: Stupid people leaving reviews

Stayed at Pontins on bean sands for kids rugby tour last year. Place was a white hole.. reviews are well worth viewing.. including my favourite "been on 2 tours of Afghanistan, and I will not be coming back to Pontins" I just looked it up on Tripadvisor. I had no idea it was possible to still be in...
by dinsdale
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 33 Tons Of Rubbish.
Replies: 52
Views: 1817

Re: 33 Tons Of Rubbish.

Littering in this country is a horrendous issue as is throwing away shit we can recyle. I've received verbal abuse from people on trains for offering to take their plastic bottle or newspaper home with me for recycling when they're about to put it in the bin. Mind boggling. The Japanese used to hav...
by dinsdale
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stupid people leaving reviews
Replies: 53
Views: 2207

Re: Stupid people leaving reviews

This is the wonderful reply to a bad review from the owner of a world class Indian restaurant near me.

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by dinsdale
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist
Replies: 43
Views: 1855

Re: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist

Missing €1.9 billion probably 'does not exist' Incredible to think that a DAX listed company can just invent money for it's balance sheet & get away with it for so long. On Monday, Wirecard said its management board "assesses on the basis of further examination that there is a prevailing likelihood...
by dinsdale
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Takeaway Pint Map
Replies: 31
Views: 1439

Re: Takeaway Pint Map

My local is pouring fresh beer into growlers (yes I laughed as well) it's bloody delicious, much better than cans. Why better than cans? Sorry for the late reply,I've been drinking the bollox out of it this weekend They're just a lot fresher, had 6 of them last night, every one was like a fresh pul...
by dinsdale
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2719
Views: 225849

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thr

Dark Beer festival at my local this week. Last night I had a 6.7% Chili stout from Ballistic, a 7.5% Violet Crumble stout from Dainton, a 9% Barrel-Aged stout from 8 Wired and the finisher was a 15% Jule Mælk by To Øl... Holy shit!!! What size glasses? Pah, just use a straw. I had a few of the toil...
by dinsdale
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2719
Views: 225849

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thr

And in other news, Kernel have just brewed another batch of Imperial Brown Stout so it should be available end of July - I can just about hang on until then.
by dinsdale
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Takeaway Pint Map
Replies: 31
Views: 1439

Re: Takeaway Pint Map

Openside wrote:Seems a bit pointless to me, if you are going to drink it at home you might as well buy it half price at the supermarket??
a) You can't get real ale at the supermarket
b) Most places are selling takeaway significantly cheaper.
by dinsdale
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2719
Views: 225849

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thr

Dark Beer festival at my local this week. Last night I had a 6.7% Chili stout from Ballistic , a 7.5% Violet Crumble stout from Dainton, a 9% Barrel-Aged stout from 8 Wired and the finisher was a 15% Jule Mælk by To Øl... That's another one of my locals. That beer is tasty as all hell. Keep an eye ...
by dinsdale
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2719
Views: 225849

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thr

Was chatting to my local brewer last weekend when I picked up this week's supply. Although he'd only started about 12 months ago, he'd managed to get a pretty good foothold in the local pubs - enough so that he was making a decent living. But he's actually seen his business more than quadruple duri...