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by vitoplaysrugby
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1101
Views: 35405

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

As more countries impose COVID curfews, scientists ask: Do they work? If people are compliant social distancing obviously works. It's not rocket science You see, that's the problem right there. Scientists need to leave their labs from time to time and get out in the real world where things often do...
by vitoplaysrugby
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14192

Re: Overrated cities?

edit1: forgot to add a few in Japan! agree with most here. I think experiencing a city as a tourist vs being a local makes it for very different experiences. Cities that were a bit underwhelming for me Singapore Sydney Barcelona Kyoto Auckland Milan (even though it's improving year after year) Munic...
by vitoplaysrugby
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists
Replies: 88
Views: 4249

Re: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists

Europe has plenty of beautiful yet underrated cities (and towns) imho. Some of my favorite: Lund Graz Salzburg Bristol Bratislava Tallinn Innsbruck Naples Bari Lucca Porto (and Braga) Valletta Perugia (and its province) Parma Ferrara Modena Trieste Amiens Ghent Haven't travelled much to smaller citi...
by vitoplaysrugby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital
Replies: 57
Views: 1818

Re: Australia eager to harvest Hong Kong's human capital

I truly hope none of the dumb fxcks on this thread will ever have to face the undignified situation of being a refugee. Based on the crap some of you have uttered in this thread you don’t deserve to enjoy the privileges you’re born with.

Over and out.
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I've just lost my job.
Replies: 112
Views: 5313

Re: I've just lost my job.

So sorry MOG!

I saw the video call this morning and still can’t believe what has just happened. The worst timing ever!
I’ve managed to talk to some of the guys in Malta who got culled and they have it even worse and can’t even leave the island right now x( :thumbdown: x(

Silver linings, I know
by vitoplaysrugby
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Achtung! DOUBLE! Oi, look in here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

Re: Achtung! DOUBLE! Oi, look in here.

I'm afraid I can't find anything citeable. I saw it repeated a great deal on Reddit, but it looks like I might have just been repeating some fake news. Sorry for misleading you! Speculation seems to be that Germany's cases of infection are in a much lower age bracket (40s rather than 60s) and/or th...
by vitoplaysrugby
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peak woke?
Replies: 213
Views: 8606

Re: Peak woke?

Yale used to have the premiere art history course in American education. But now the famed Ivy League school is dumping that course because it is about too many “white people.”... The revamped course will now be used to show that art history is “problematic” and “a product of an overwhelmingly whit...
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 482
Views: 40339

Re: The Travel Thread

Been in São Paulo for a few days and in Buenos Aires for the past week. What a great city! Trying to get a nice suntan to show off to my Swedish colleagues in a coupe of weeks.
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Starting a new life
Replies: 56
Views: 3190

Re: Starting a new life

Look for advice in the classic book
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found by Doug Richmond

Also a beautiful song by Radiohead.
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off
Replies: 882
Views: 34164

Re: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off

Kiwias: number of games equals financial impact. Don't be daft. We're all adults here there is no need to hide behind words. As regards the lurkers, I can only speak for myself. I've been around since 2004 or so, when the forum looked much much different. Over the years I've lost interest because re...
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport
Replies: 615
Views: 23835

Re: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport

Apologies in advance, I saw this comment online and I had to share it :lol: "Sergio Parisse I think deep down is just gutted he couldn’t add one more loss to his impressive test match losing record of 106 tests out of 142 played." I can't even begin to imagine how shit your life must be. What happe...
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off
Replies: 882
Views: 34164

Re: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off

it doesn't really take a genius. They will have to have a contingency plan in place as of next week according to the very same rules they followed yesterday. So it's not impossible. They were just unwilling to do it for the pool stages, likely due to financial reasons. All the rest (safety, lack of ...
by vitoplaysrugby
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport
Replies: 615
Views: 23835

Re: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport

I assume none of the posters here works in logistics. The lack of a plan B is bad. It's difficult to re-arrange a RWC match but if you leave it at the last minute it becomes impossible. This RWC's rules specifically state that pool stages' matches could be cancelled (https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/to...
by vitoplaysrugby
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport
Replies: 615
Views: 23835

Re: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport

TB: The situation didn't favor NZ but they wouldn't care, they were through either way. It literally took away the tiny chance Italy had. Even you should be able to get this or are you such a one sided Kiwi supporter?
by vitoplaysrugby
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport
Replies: 615
Views: 23835

Re: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport

The Italian captain is suggesting it wouldn't have been canned if it was the AB's that needed the points . What is he suggesting here? I find it amusing that even in the face of a force of nature, some people still find a way to blame NZ. :lol: Paid off the refs for decades, a global conspiracy, an...
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Friday choons
Replies: 1680
Views: 151929

Re: Friday choons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTwoMGCtPT8
Deadmau5 - Strobe (Evan Duffy Piano Cover)

I love Meute!!!

Another cool German brass band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6xd8542AVg
Moop Mama - Liebe
by vitoplaysrugby
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Salzburg
Replies: 33
Views: 2122

Re: Salzburg

Used to live there for 3 years but that was over a decade ago. I love Austrian food, they go heavy on dumplings, meat and desserts. Can't see what's wrong with that :smug: Places I love and I think you shouldn't miss, in no specific order: Mirabell gardens, die Festung, Augustiner Bräu, Stiegl Brauw...
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cover versions of songs you like that you also like
Replies: 175
Views: 13116

Re: Cover versions of songs you like that you also like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTpjxW0Xg-s Some guy playing an incredible cover of Tool's the grudge on the acoustic guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlsqsIW6gx8 Another youtube sensation with a great cover of just the two of us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ZOYwsEQj0 Super cover of D'Ang...
by vitoplaysrugby
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Re: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and

thanks Sewa, I'm definitely hoping for a positive fresh start. And if it still doesn't work out the way I want, I can always move somewhere else in a year or two :) travelling light.
by vitoplaysrugby
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Re: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and

It'll be around 42k SEK net a month so it should be a decent salary for a single guy?

I stopped drinking alcohol 4 years ago so I'm pretty sure I won't be impacted by systembolaget's crazy prices!

And sorry it's a NO on rule 1 :) but I do look forward to getting cosy with the local fauna :D
by vitoplaysrugby
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Re: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and

bump with short update! Decided to go for Stockholm. I'll be moving there at the end of the month. I've already sorted out an AirBnB for the first few weeks but wouldn't mind any advice on pretty much anything useful from those who live there and how not to get scammed (Mog I'm looking at you :D). B...
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Re: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and

Thanks guys :D I still have some time to decide but it looks like it may be Berlin first, unless my current company surprises me with a huge offer for Stockholm and my gf agrees to relocate from London to the Swedish winter. I do love and would miss that beautiful Scandinavian summer light though! H...
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Re: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and

Thanks Mog! I may actually pick you up on the offer. I’ve been to Sweden lots of times but never for longer than a few days. I just assumed that the winter months’ darkness was a bit of an exaggeration. Do you really think it’s that bad? How difficult Has it been to integrate with locals? I lived in...
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Re: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and

Thanks guys! So I started crunching some numbers using the information I found on Numbeo (thanks Caley!) expatistan and quora. Variables: career perspective, cost of living, safety, long term planning, welfare, personal growth, nightlife, services for expats. Perth came last on everything except cli...
by vitoplaysrugby
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Help needed from expats who lived in Germany, Sweden and Aus

Hey there, Once again I humbly ask the board's help for a possibly life changing choice ! Let's say that you were offered 4 different jobs by four different companies. The jobs are all similar, in the same field and at middle to senior level. The companies are all based in different countries though...
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2020/21 - Dec 22 start date
Replies: 5101
Views: 314003

Re: NBA season 2017/18 - Off Season- Trades & Free Agents

sad day :( Manu is my favorite player ever. I remember watching him train and play back in Viola Reggio Calabria where he started his pro career back in the day, when I was just a kid.

When Dirk and Carter retire the NBA won't be the same anymore
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Friday choons
Replies: 1680
Views: 151929

Re: Friday choons

Whoever posted Meute (Nolator?) thank you!! I love discovering new bands and their music just fits today! Similar sounds Old dirty brasstards - Paranoid Android https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyG4IxDT540 Hackney Colliery Band - Prodigy medley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0yduvTqOa4 Aberdeen - m...
by vitoplaysrugby
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Foreign currency cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1656

Re: Foreign currency cards

Revolut Premium and Metal users have a higher monthly limit (400 and 600). I honestly can't even remember when I last withdrew so much cash in one single month. https://www.revolut.com/mt/fee-schedule Their app is also light years ahead of the competition so far (even traditional retail banks are tr...
by vitoplaysrugby
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Foreign currency cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1656

Re: Foreign currency cards

Agree on Revolut, by far the best top up card I use. Just don't convert in other currencies over the weekend :) It doesn't have a bank licence yet so it has some limitations but it is regulated by the FCA in the UK. If you are based in the UK, you can also use Monzo, which converts any currency with...
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there a Japan holiday advice thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1250

Re: Is there a Japan holiday advice thread

off lurking mode just to follow any advice from the resident experts. I've started planning for next year's RWC. It'll be my second time in Japan but I'll likely stick to the usual route of major cities as I'll be travelling with quite a few friends who've never been there before. If you have any in...
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Friday choons
Replies: 1680
Views: 151929

Re: Friday choons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFeouD2IWSA Hiromi Uehara The Trio Project - Desire. Some great jazz from one of the best musicians around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-GUNcSWSko Tigran Hamasyan - Entertain me. It's like Animals as Leaders decided to play jazz crossing it with some Armenian fol...
by vitoplaysrugby
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London Calling
Replies: 136
Views: 7624

Re: London Calling

ffs how many zeroes do you have in your salary guys? :?

Even places much worse than Clapham are expensive af to rent a flat/house, let alone buy, and pay all family related costs without two 100k+ a year salaries per couple.
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The babel fish has arrived
Replies: 62
Views: 4963

Re: The babel fish has arrived

It won't work as well as a human translator and it never will, unless we make huge progress in understanding how human languages work first. It's a lot more work thank huge arrays of data in a computer. On the other hand, if this gizmo works as well as the current google translate app and includes d...
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Friday choons
Replies: 1680
Views: 151929

Re: Friday choons

I'm in love with this song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dELKUiv ... ture=share

Guy is such an underrated lyricist
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Guitar Thread
Replies: 773
Views: 98706

Re: The Official Guitar Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZARESRy6Lo
have you guys seen the new Line 6 Shuriken?

Looks like the new evolution of electric guitar.
by vitoplaysrugby
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy holiday advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1582

Re: Italy holiday advice

A couple of hours in Pisa is more than enough. As many others said, Lucca is one of the best kept secrets in Tuscany, it isn't as famous as Siena or Florence but it's just as beautiful. Florence is amazing but make sure you pre book as much as possible, otherwise you'll waste your day queuing for ev...
by vitoplaysrugby
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Friday choons
Replies: 1680
Views: 151929

Re: Friday choons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8i627kR7c8

Prophets of Rage - Like a Stone.
Haunting performance. Still missing Chris Cornell :(
by vitoplaysrugby
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Norwegian Air Economy ?
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Re: Norwegian Air Economy ?

flown NA dozens of times over the last couple of years, but only in Europe.

It's by far the best economy airline in Europe at the moment imho.

I heard some horror stories about their long haul flights though, especially about crazy delays and re-bookings.
by vitoplaysrugby
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Language and time
Replies: 55
Views: 2969

Re: Language and time

there's actually a whole subset of artificial languages called Logical languages, they are classified as a priori artificial languages. Esperanto is classified as an "a posteriori" artificial language. Human languages may be logical or not but for sure Latin is not much better than many other langua...