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by dinsdale
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 30243
Views: 833846

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If the first jab works for 3 months, we can vaccinate more with 1st shipment. Might not be as bad as initially feared IIRC they had figures for the AZ vaccine from the first trial saying the longer you waited for the 2nd jab, the more effective it was which is a large part of why the decision to ja...
by dinsdale
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SNOWPOCALYPSE
Replies: 2027
Views: 101482

Re: SNOWPOCALYPSE

Snowing again. We haven't had this much snow since the Beast from the East.. Half melted here in South London. Negative temperature expected tonight, so the remaining slush will soon turn treacherous. No point in going out, so I won't. I'm giving a friend a lift to Hammersmith hospital tomorrow mor...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2733
Views: 240044

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

Yes, the German ones taste like smoked ham. Not for everyone, but I quite like them, although probably wouldn't have too many. So much good beer in Germany and also Belgium, where I worked a couple of times. You always have to check the label though. Once had a beer that was 13% there, but they don...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2733
Views: 240044

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

I've never had an original German one, but have tried some local offerings. Quite a strange experience. Quite smokey and reminded me of bacon. Not really my thing. Yes, the German ones taste like smoked ham . Not for everyone, but I quite like them, although probably wouldn't have too many. So much...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2733
Views: 240044

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

I've never had an original German one, but have tried some local offerings. Quite a strange experience. Quite smokey and reminded me of bacon. Not really my thing. Yes, the German ones taste like smoked ham . Not for everyone, but I quite like them, although probably wouldn't have too many. So much...
by dinsdale
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495934

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

It’s a definite malaise at quins. Shame jm2k6? Doesn’t post any longer. He seems to have escaped the bored! England squad I’ve just seen sinkler is out- I didn’t think he was playing well. Miniature Harry Randall in as mascot. Quins is definitely a weird club culturally, players who move on always ...
by dinsdale
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2733
Views: 240044

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

I'm not sure if there is a category for this, but this week I decided to try a 'Hard Seltzer' from White Claw, 5% alcohol and 100 calories. This is part of my crusade to find a way to drink a lot and not get fat. But not great, so back to beer. In the US, as I favour wheat and 'wit' beers, that mea...
by dinsdale
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2957
Views: 184233

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

After watching the capsize a number of times last night I am left wondering how and why that large hole in the hull appeared because it didn't happen in the initial incident. Someone has mentioned that their battery broke loose and went thru the hull when they landed Since then American Magic have ...
by dinsdale
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Watch out for Amazon delivery drivers
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Watch out for Amazon delivery drivers

i thought this was an old story but no https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlKSh5ixmeg That video :lol: :lol: It seems shitting in people's garden is a common thing amongst Amazon drivers x( We haven't had shitting yet but the garages behind my block of flats was used as a urinal my amazon drivers unti...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 30243
Views: 833846

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Found this interesting: Americans are much less likely to intend to vaccinate when vaccine candidates are developed outside the U.S. Intention to vaccinate dropped by 21% for a vaccine developed in China, 18% for one developed in Russia, and 6% in the U.K. That's the Oxford vaccine out the window f...
by dinsdale
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 30243
Views: 833846

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Lockdowns reduce the spread. Not among frontline and essential workers. Plus you can't lock down entire nations for the best part of a year while vaccines are rolled out. I'm not saying I agree with it but it's an interesting subject. Targeting superspreaders is by far the quickest way out of this....
by dinsdale
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 32
Views: 1936

Re: Peleton alternatives

Ta all for comments. Anything to look out for feature wise from turbo trainer? Conscious I'm not a gym bunny so don't need top end kit, but would prefer to avoid having to upgrade if I go too basic Depends on budget but an interactive trainer is the thing to look for. Wheel off are better than whee...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Film Hidden Gems/Duds
Replies: 134
Views: 6747

Re: Film Hidden Gems/Duds

EverReady wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:20 am Image
NZ and Oz were churning out very decent low budget films in the 80's. The Quiet Earth was a smasher and my Oz favourite was Ghosts of the Civil Dead.
I have always had a soft spot for "The Club"
by dinsdale
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy
Replies: 69
Views: 4543

Re: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy

I’m shit at the whole “picking up very obvious subtext” business, but I think defection is a long reach there. She’d been watching the old men playing in the park on all her car rides, she clearly just wanted to go and enjoy a game for once. You might be shit at picking up the subtext because it on...
by dinsdale
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 32
Views: 1936

Re: Peleton alternatives

Turbo trainer + bike + Zwift (£12.99 pm) You then end up with a useable bike as well. Peloton is a replacement for a spin class, Zwift is a replacement for a bike ride. The power zone stuff on Peloton isn't really what you describe at all. No but ftp/zone based workouts are pretty straightforward a...
by dinsdale
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 32
Views: 1936

Re: Peleton alternatives

Turbo trainer + bike + Zwift (£12.99 pm)
You then end up with a useable bike as well.

Peloton is a replacement for a spin class, Zwift is a replacement for a bike ride.
by dinsdale
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 251888

Re: The official cycling thread

I have to vent. I have had 5 fcuking flat tyres in 5 fcuking days, 3 on 1 bike and 2 on the other. I am so pissed, and I am out of spare tyre tubes. One bike seems to have absorbed a staple, but the other doesn't seem to have any foreign objects which means it had 3 different punctures in 3 differe...
by dinsdale
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 251888

Re: The official cycling thread

I have to vent. I have had 5 fcuking flat tyres in 5 fcuking days, 3 on 1 bike and 2 on the other. I am so pissed, and I am out of spare tyre tubes. One bike seems to have absorbed a staple, but the other doesn't seem to have any foreign objects which means it had 3 different punctures in 3 differe...
by dinsdale
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 6039

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Yeah im keeping my PC for my nerdy strategy games but going to get an Xbox X for the graphically demanding ones. After 20 years of being a member of the PC master race im refusing to pay the £1000ish quid I need for a 4k graphics card when an xbox does it for £400. You'll only get 30 fps on the xbo...
by dinsdale
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: British pub chain Wetherspoons plans 50-60 pubs in Ireland
Replies: 375
Views: 13125

Re: British pub chain Wetherspoons plans 50-60 pubs in Irela

Someone make me a price on how long this place lasts before going belly up ? https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/first-look-inside-brewdogs-first-irish-bar-on-dublins-south-docks-38779109.html Nothing else down there until the bridge to Ringsend is completed, so if they get their pricing righ...
by dinsdale
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime
Replies: 564
Views: 23206

Re: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime

Sure. But however they fluffed the numbers it's just such an idiotically unbelievable number that anyone with half a brain should have instantly dismissed it as absurd nonsense. I wish we had some statistician or probability expert that could come up with real examples of what a one in a quadrillio...
by dinsdale
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495934

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:17 pm
fatcat wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:02 pm He's not so bad for a builder.
“he’s here all week Folks!”
That's damn unusual for a builder.
by dinsdale
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 6039

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Installed it this morning and have a few hours on it now. I'm enjoying it. Story and character development seem good far. I'm on an i6700k & RTX2060 and the framerate is reasonable at 1920x1080. I've got ray tracing and DLSS on as recommended. The lighting in particular is very good. Driving the car...
by dinsdale
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists
Replies: 88
Views: 4010

Re: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists

I usually do a week long eating/drinking trip to continental Europe in late November with a couple of mates. Places we keep going back to : Bologna Bergamo Innsbruck Munich Cologne Gent Antwerp Brussels I said this in the other thread but Brussels is a dirty, grimy shit hole. Brussels certainly has...
by dinsdale
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists
Replies: 88
Views: 4010

Re: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists

I usually do a week long eating/drinking trip to continental Europe in late November with a couple of mates.

Places we keep going back to :

Bologna
Bergamo
Innsbruck
Munich
Cologne
Gent
Antwerp
Brussels
by dinsdale
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you trust the vaccine?
Replies: 496
Views: 14921

Re: Do you trust the vaccine?

OxfThe ord vaccine has passed review...fantastic news. Is there an update on its efficacy? Is it still 70%? What would be the point of that. Surely a half dose followed by a full dose giving 90% efficacy is the way they will go. It will be. But as a lot of the data was the 2 full doses, obviously t...
by dinsdale
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People you are surprised to learn are still alive
Replies: 136
Views: 8120

Re: People you are surprised to learn are still alive

New Guy 2 wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:07 am I only recently discovered Jimmy Carter was still alive. Always assumed he was long dead.

On a sort of similar tangent, John Tyler still has a living Grandchild, 175 years after he left office. That one blows my mind.
The USA only stopped paying out civil war pensions in June this year!
by dinsdale
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Half of all cars must be electric by 2030
Replies: 57
Views: 2441

Re: Half of all cars must be electric by 2030

Telegraph articles can be seen, at least on Firefox, by pressing the refresh button once the page had loaded and, immediately it starts to display, but before completed, pressing it again. It might take a couple of goes, but have never failed to be able read Telegraph articles that are "behind the ...
by dinsdale
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11784

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

France B' asking questions to the mighty English. Looks like England are too much pasta at lunch before the game. They are slow, and mainly seek to get rid of possession. Bizarre tactics. The bench will be key. France C bench versus England usual bench. So Frog, what did you think about Jalibert's ...
by dinsdale
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11784

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Anybody have a working stream? Rugbypass has shat the bed.
by dinsdale
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy
Replies: 69
Views: 4543

Re: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy

Netflix has knocked out a few decent series recently after a rather flat patch. They have also been putting out series that look beautiful. Umbrella Academy & Queens Gambit both look sensational with that retro vibe.
by dinsdale
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2992

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

Ban gambling on credit. It needs to be controlled and limited for sure, but I don't know that an outright ban on using a credit card to make a deposit on a gambling site should be banned outright. I guess debit cards are so ubiquitous that maybe it wouldn't make any practical difference. @Jim They ...
by dinsdale
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495934

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

fatcat wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:40 pm Is that for all levels or just lower league stuff?
"Community Rugby"

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/artic ... -to-return
by dinsdale
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Avi to mkv
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Avi to mkv

I have had success with handbrake.
by dinsdale
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495934

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) From the Irish rugby thread Have to say that even England’s smaller players smashed our bigger ones. Limited team but terrific defence both individually and as a unit. Yeah I do also firmly believe they are juiced to their eyeballs :lol: :lol: :lol: Do Mako and Billy really need t...
by dinsdale
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 152
Views: 3733

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

Rescue (Sinclair/Spectrum) - 1984 Time Bandit (Atari ST) - 1985 Sorcery + (Amstrad CPC) - 1985 Starflight (PC) - 1986 (but fudge its stupid f**king savegame methodology!) Millennium 2.2 (PC) - 1989 Star Control II (PC) - 1992 Those, I guess, are from my 'youth' and games that I played and replayed ...
by dinsdale
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official "How badly are England going to beat Wales?" thread
Replies: 82
Views: 3418

Re: Official "How badly are England going to beat Wales?" thread

Wendigo7 wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:18 pm 5-10 pt win in a dour affair.

2 mauled tries and our defence sucking the life out of the game.
This, sadly.
by dinsdale
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Spirit of Barney Curley lives on
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: The Spirit of Barney Curley lives on

A chap I used to know consistently made a few quid betting on the horses. He has a list of bent trainers he followed who would send their unfancied horse halfway across the country for a minor race. If you aren't being greedy it probably won't get noticed.
by dinsdale
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 5045

Re: Why British food is terrible

Stay : Complete Angler (best breakfast ever) , Atul Kultcher restaurant Or stay : Danesfield house , Michelin star rest , amazing views. Eat : Hand and Flowers or the the Vanilla pod. Views, often Emma Forbes is shopping there. :thumbup: We have half a notion to move to the area when we do return i...
by dinsdale
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Watches - specifically 007
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Watches - specifically 007

So, I’m assuming it’s about style, rather than accuracy, because a digital watches are ‘accurate’. What is it about Swiss watches? History? Yes, pretty much. That's where the industry is to make precision movements. The swiss watch industry has got good at marketing and branding in the last 30 year...