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by shaggy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Huge explosion in Beirut
Replies: 130
Views: 6735

Re: Huge explosion in Beirut

2,750 ton of impounded NH4NO3 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eem2CyMVoAAdGEu?format=png&name=900x900 That'll grow you a lot of potatoes. Still not sure why it went up like that. I tht NH4NO3 was realtively inert in its shipping form. It's safe for carriage provided you treat it properly, segregate it,...
by shaggy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?
Replies: 75
Views: 3123

Re: Chiefs to rebrand? (a team in Britain)

Could they change the logo to a Celtic / Brythonic-type Chief (or is the proper term Chieftain in this case)? A la Asterix and Obelix type of Chief But perhaps better to bin the association with the current meaning altogether and start over with some harmless animal or colour. Exeter is in Devon, n...
by shaggy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2901

Re: Is the countryside racist?

It was a reasonable topic that had some merit until they confused countryside (the outdoors) with living in a rural area. Then it went to shit.
by shaggy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Parents may well be willing, not always the case though, however the word able is the key factor here. Occupational, speech or physio therapy is not something that can be successfully delegated to a non-trainer person. Anxiety is likely to be the biggest issue for many in the special needs sector, g...
by shaggy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

An interesting study now showing only 13% of adults want to return to the Old Normal post COVID-19. In the meanwhile people have discovered that they have found family life, a more balanced life and flexible working. You know, something closer to what the Nordic countries have enjoyed in their econ...
by shaggy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 88
Views: 2756

Re: Glasgow

Reading between the lines, with media clearly being Uber careful, it does not appear to be a white supremist attack on immigrants, nor does it appear to be terrorist-related Islamic attack. Therefore it must be asylum seeker on fellow asylum seekers, along with cop who intervened. Media clearly not...
by shaggy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame
Replies: 284
Views: 9997

Re: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame

My employer is glad I do not feature in any way.
by shaggy
Wed May 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 281060

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

The kid is 4, I'm assuming it can dress/undress itself bar maybe some buttons and maybe laces. Washing, well hold a hose pipe on it (shower) or run a shallow bath and remain nearby just in case whilst the kid splashes about - it's 4, they're not famed for being sweaty so you're not talking much was...
by shaggy
Wed May 27, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 281060

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

The kid is 4, I'm assuming it can dress/undress itself bar maybe some buttons and maybe laces. Washing, well hold a hose pipe on it (shower) or run a shallow bath and remain nearby just in case whilst the kid splashes about - it's 4, they're not famed for being sweaty so you're not talking much was...
by shaggy
Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Back to school or stay at home : 1.6.2020 UK?
Replies: 209
Views: 6906

Re: Back to school or stay at home : 1.6.2020 UK?

I am seeing lots of groups of kids out on bikes, etc. going to parks and shops together, hanging out in improvised camps in wooded areas. Personal distancing has already been lost in teenagers so it is inevitable that transference will take place in kids outside of school. They are probably safer in...
by shaggy
Wed May 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 281060

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

Great, now I have a mental picture of her scania wheelnuts poking though her dress at her daily presser. Someone turn up the heating please.
by shaggy
Mon May 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Back to school or stay at home : 1.6.2020 UK?
Replies: 209
Views: 6906

Re: Back to school or stay at home : 1.6.2020 UK?

Personal view and justification: I would have no issue with sending my son back to school. Obviously his risk of catching the disease will be higher than it would be at home. However, 90% of Covid-19 deaths are aged over 65 and of those younger than 65 most had some form of co-morbidity. Also, for ...
by shaggy
Mon May 18, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

We are getting into interesting issues here. I wouldn't be too unhappy to have a more informed public health input into a range of policies way before thinking about national service. Increased tax on smoking, minimum alcohol pricing, sugar tax, banning advertising for unhealthy foods, particularly...
by shaggy
Wed May 13, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The UK has traditionally been a R&D powerhouse. It needs to get back there. It's traditionally been an academic R&D powerhouse and still is. Taking that level of R&D and commercialising it has not been a strength for a very very long time. Edit - except in pharma. Does well in oil & gas too, partic...
by shaggy
Wed May 13, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 281060

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

So the estate agents will be happy today. You can have an estate agent and a stranger in your house but not your own mother? How bizarre. You don’t need to be much of a behaviour expert to understand people are far more likely to hug their mothers rather than an estate agent. You need to reset your...
by shaggy
Mon May 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If you are symptomatic, that is, if you have a fever over 38 deg C, or have a cough, or have shortness of breath, you should not be outside, mask or no mask. You should be self isolating waiting for a test. And that's the problem with masks, it gives people the idea that they don't have to self iso...
by shaggy
Mon May 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumont
Replies: 59
Views: 2764

Re: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumo

Deliberately misses out NZ and AUS in the list of potential destinations too.
by shaggy
Mon May 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 19601

Re: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread

Revenue sharing is a tricky one without a clear answer. Reciprocation of tests is an easier win. Putting both together will mean no progress, adding in the potential for relegation and financial disaster for some countries just means an unworkable dilemma. Split the issues up and progress could be m...
by shaggy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Oil price
Replies: 87
Views: 4290

Re: Oil price

I would expect almost every pension fund has Shell or BP in it.
by shaggy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If we want to keep providing energy, food and essential PPE and other medical equipment there is no choice.
by shaggy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

2 weeks recommended quarantine for new arrivals or re patriated nationals coming into the UK now being proposed. Genuinely baffled why they have waited until end of April to announce this, ie don't see why it's being proposed now instead of at start of lock down. Why is ANYONE coming into Heathrow?...
by shaggy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Oil price
Replies: 87
Views: 4290

Re: Oil price

That figure must be break even for all the social commitments they link to the oil price. No way the all combined upstream, midstream and downstream totals that when deep water plays would be $40 to $50 break even for the majors.

That is Saudi Arabia (country), not Saudi Aramco (company).
by shaggy
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lockdown DIY thread (NOT wanking)
Replies: 87
Views: 3557

Re: Lockdown DIY thread (NOT wanking)

Never fully remove varnish if you can help it. Sand it, sand it again, sand it some more and wet and dry it. Never strip unless it is very badly damaged.
by shaggy
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who's panic buying?
Replies: 728
Views: 26896

Re: Who's panic buying?

Have you seen the prices of turbo trainers on Amazon? Out of stock everywhere so knock off copies with dodgy names at £2k a pop suggests a lot of people are panic buying them.
by shaggy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Furlough shit storm coming??
Replies: 80
Views: 2891

Re: Furlough shit storm coming??

Compliance is variable, the number of loft conversions and extensions still being worked in my area under the guise of ‘construction’ is interesting. Guise??? What else would it count as? A fair challenge, however I don’t see how they can apply social distancing rules in a roof space or kitchen, es...
by shaggy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Furlough shit storm coming??
Replies: 80
Views: 2891

Re: Furlough shit storm coming??

Compliance is variable, the number of loft conversions and extensions still being worked in my area under the guise of ‘construction’ is interesting.
by shaggy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Is it just me or is the standard news approach of reporting total numbers on graphs and then speculating on daily changes when they could actually show a graph of daily changes really fcuking anyone else off?

God forbid these fcukers ever do technical analysis.
by shaggy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How safe is your industry during this Crisis
Replies: 210
Views: 8222

Re: How safe is your industry during this Crisis

Oil & Gas. Perfect storm of COVID and Saudi-Ruskies being pricks making it uncertain going forward for the next 12 months.

Great time for innovation, which is my favourite space of working.
by shaggy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Expect to see all the freelancers offloaded pretty sharply in many industries, especially O&G. This will fundamentally change employment methods in the UK when combined with IR35. Well I was in oil and gas and I have been 'offloaded'. Writing was on the wall given that on the project I was working ...
by shaggy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29237
Views: 805595

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Expect to see all the freelancers offloaded pretty sharply in many industries, especially O&G.

This will fundamentally change employment methods in the UK when combined with IR35.
by shaggy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Courtney Lawes cited
Replies: 269
Views: 16055

Re: Courtney Lawes cited

And only relevant if you totally ignore the recent directive on contact with the head. Started high, with force and no mitigating factors. Clear red card and criminal it has been washed over by the press and officials.
by shaggy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4478599

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

May out with fractured cheekbone following that ugly challenge at the weekend which should have been the first card for a Welshist.
by shaggy
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4478599

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I used to believe the officials were incompetent due to the utterly randomness of their decisions, or lack of. The alternative to incompetence is even more concerning and this latest development is not exactly helping. I don’t believe the officials are applying a level playing field and they are del...
by shaggy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saes thuggery
Replies: 71
Views: 3890

Re: Saes thuggery

Liam even goes for a cheeky shot as Manu is on the floor.
by shaggy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beware the video conf call
Replies: 16
Views: 1540

Re: Beware the video conf call

Not VC but one contract I had on a drilling rig in the 90’s and we had ops conference calls at 0600 and 1800 and the evening one the oil company drilling manager was usually at home. We had to regularly listen to him open bottles, pouring beer and wine, farting, taking a shit (once) and quite regula...
by shaggy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4478599

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Mainstream press not interested in the topic and officialdom is broken so there will not be any punishment or even citing. Ref, assistants and TMO were too busy watching the team in white to notice the highly dangerous approach to the game by those in green.
by shaggy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 72817

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

It pleases me that people are wasting any seconds of their life on this matter when they are not English. I mean, what a waste.
by shaggy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 8135

Re: Your Car History

The guilt is Vegas Rat Rods but that is mostly due to Twiggy.
by shaggy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 8135

Re: Your Car History

Anyone watch Wheeler Dealers on Discovery channel / Quest? They go out and buy a neglected classic car, restore them, and try to make a profit - I love it (although not the same since Edd China left) My guilty pleasure No guilt here. Wheeler Dealers and Car SOS preferred choices to be on in the bac...