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by bok_viking
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 150
Views: 2316

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

Glad to see someone mentioned Leisure Suit Larry. As a teenager, every boy i knew were copying it on discs and playing it. No instructions, so we all had to guess what instructions needed to be typed, etc... actually the guesswork made it a lot more fun. I dont think I knew anyone who actually bough...
by bok_viking
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

I keep thinking United are having a dire season but then I look at Arsenal and City and suddenly feel a bit better. Yeah it has felt like a really bad season so far, but if they win their game in hand, they are only 4 points of the top. Much closer than what it feels like. If only they can add some...
by bok_viking
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Liverpool won't win the league without Van Dijk. They're not good at all defensively this season. No real stick out teams so far. Safe money would be on City maybe to win but their poor defensively. Spurs have no midfield and if either Son or Kane get injured they're screwed. Arsenal look the most ...
by bok_viking
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

I am starting to think this might be one of those seasons where a team nobody thought had a hope of winning the PL might actually do it. Maybe it might be worth putting a bet on someone like Everton to actually do it. Just imagine the Liverpool supporters if Everton had to do it. :lol: :twisted: Ev...
by bok_viking
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 479
Views: 8300

Re: SA rugby return to play

I think the Cheetahs are on a mission to make SARU look stupid for dropping them from Pro14 rugby. After a few rounds they look much more hungry to win than any of the other teams. The Bulls forwards have played like crap for 2 games in a row now. No intensity at all in the loose play, and not sure ...
by bok_viking
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

I am starting to think this might be one of those seasons where a team nobody thought had a hope of winning the PL might actually do it. Maybe it might be worth putting a bet on someone like Everton to actually do it.

Just imagine the Liverpool supporters if Everton had to do it. :lol: :twisted:
by bok_viking
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 59th U.S. Presidential Election-November 3rd, 2020
Replies: 380
Views: 18880

Re: 59th U.S. Presidential Election-November 3rd, 2020

You should ask yourself why Americans are supposedly so inured to the BS from Presidents, to the point that they're motivated only by things that affect them personally. That itself is hard to believe when every, single Fox news items has 10,000 comments from people largely complaining about libtar...
by bok_viking
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 120899
Views: 5212152

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Question about Trump's tax returns. What can they reveal other than some 'embarrassing' info, like him possibly not as rich as he says? Anything illegal would have been identified already no? what are the chances he hasn't paid a single cent of personal income tax in years, or maybe even decades? 1...
by bok_viking
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

Let's be honest here, no Chelsea, Man City or United fan would swap their CL spot for an FA cup. I'm not knocking you for being pleased, I was happy when United won the FA cup in 2016(?). But do I look back on that season with any fondness? Nope. We were shite. Arsenal to me look like a club in ter...
by bok_viking
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 120899
Views: 5212152

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

How the hell do people sit through a full press conference with Trump. He is rambling on and on. I gave up trying to listen to him after a few minutes. He must be really worried about losing this election with all the crap he is spewing out. I think pushing the whole election postponement thing migh...
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 120899
Views: 5212152

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

so we've a witch doctor advising the orange shitgibbon now :lol: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/29/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-response/index.html and he is now coming straight out with saying its not fair that Fauci is more popular than him - :lol: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/20...
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

This is the latest english news report i found regarding the dam, for anyone interested. The title of the news piece does seem to be clickbait when you read the actual article

https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/three-gor ... operators/
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

If that dam had to break it will be the worst human disaster in history, because there are sh**tloads of people living downstream in big cities. Several cities that have more than 10 million people, never mind all the smaller towns. That's the scenario that has been pushed by the media but I only r...
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

If that dam had to break it will be the worst human disaster in history, because there are sh**tloads of people living downstream in big cities. Several cities that have more than 10 million people, never mind all the smaller towns.
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

I would have thought that the dam itself would just open it's gates rather than break. Obviously flooding will happen but that's due to the heavy rain. In fact the dam is the reason that it's not totally out of hand. They have been releasing up to 60,000m3 of water consistently now for several days...
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

I would have thought that the dam itself would just open it's gates rather than break. Obviously flooding will happen but that's due to the heavy rain. In fact the dam is the reason that it's not totally out of hand. They have been releasing up to 60,000m3 of water consistently now for several days...
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

I don't know how they measure it, but Northland NZ had a "once in 500 year flood" last week, basically f**ked everyone from Whangarei up through the more far north townships. Made State Highways impassable etc so China isn't alone. In fact NZ has had more than our usual share of heavy rainfall the ...
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 120899
Views: 5212152

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I also think a part of the looting/rioting elements in the protests has absolutely nothing to do with some noble cause but rather a bunch of youth or others who just want to use the opportunity to cause destruction and mayhem and use the protests as a cover If you look at a lot of big protests aroun...
by bok_viking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

The latest news i read about the wall is that the dam engineers reported that there are a couple of non-essential structures in the dam that showed slight deformation during the 2nd flood on Sunday. However the dam wall structure itself is intact with no errors on any of the sensors throughout the w...
by bok_viking
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

I cant find much on any main news source, what's the drama? A few twitter links and people claiming it could collapse? I'm early sure this is an RR. Is it monsoon season? If so the previous thread might be a year ago. Is this going to be like the EUR? Every time the wind blows the pessimists say it...
by bok_viking
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Three Gorges Dam
Replies: 51
Views: 2009

Re: Three Gorges Dam

I cant find much on any main news source, what's the drama? A few twitter links and people claiming it could collapse? I'm early sure this is an RR. Is it monsoon season? If so the previous thread might be a year ago. Is this going to be like the EUR? Every time the wind blows the pessimists say it...
by bok_viking
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

After a quick search on Google, I found this article that talks a bit about the different approaches in the different leagues towards VAR
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50392207
by bok_viking
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

What do the German's do differently with VAR? I am not sure exactly what the VAR protocols are in Germany, but the ref on the pitch do use the monitor a lot more, it seems like when the decision is not clear, then the ref on the pitch is always told to check the monitor and make a decision. I recal...
by bok_viking
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37633
Views: 1618434

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

I think the VAR protocols in the Premier League is what is screwing it up for the most part. The "Clear & Obvious" rule and how it is being implemented especially towards fouls. How they are instructed to use it is a big reason for a lot of the failed VAR calls in my opinion. In a lot of those cases...
by bok_viking
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 120899
Views: 5212152

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

So the CDC is no longer to be informed by hospitals of Covid-19 infections and deaths, it’s a brave new world. So will not be a surprise if suddenly the daily figures released by the white House will be showing a "fantastic" recovery in numbers over the next weeks now that they have direct control ...
by bok_viking
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tik Tok - DELETE NOW!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: Tik Tok - DELETE NOW!!!

Do people who use Tik Tok or similar apps really care about privacy? They are already using apps like that to showcase the world their daily lives. Those users are giving so much info about themselves to the world that it is no wonder companies want to harvest information about users for commercial ...
by bok_viking
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What are they feeding the kids in South Africa? (Vid
Replies: 33
Views: 1916

Re: What are they feeding the kids in South Africa? (Vid

Even in my days before professional rugby, we had some big units in our school playing. Our school was the smallest school in our district, competing against guys like Middelburg High, Middelburg tech, etc. but we only had about 380 kids in school of which 2/3 were girls. Most of them were a bunch o...
by bok_viking
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27630
Views: 706336

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://twitter.com/i/events/1272763276133142528 AFP news agency@AFP ·9h #BREAKING Beijing city official warns #coronavirus situation is 'extremely severe' The situation getting bad again in China? Also a Beijing official has a month to live tops here. https://apnews.com/772a8215aef0d656bab9efe29fe...
by bok_viking
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ to blame for the Super Rugby mess
Replies: 47
Views: 1765

Re: NZ to blame for the Super Rugby mess

I still enjoyed the old Super 10 format the best from a SA point of view. In those days the top 3 teams from the Currie Cup qualified to play in the Super 10. So the Currie Cup was taken much more seriously and a lot to play for. Once the 3 teams qualified each year they were allowed to draft 2 or 3...
by bok_viking
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27630
Views: 706336

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Yeah it is great what Rashford is doing. He has been very involved with children food schemes since the pandemic started and during the time he was injured. Not often that you see young footballers using their fame for good causes, even less so putting lots of pressure on politicians. I think he put...
by bok_viking
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulls 2020 LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES [maybe]
Replies: 184
Views: 7810

Re: Bulls 2020 LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES [maybe]

Actually HM was not that bad during the last few years when the Bulls became so dominant, as i recall most of those seasons they tended to end top or close to the top in try scoring. But they did use their pack to deadly effect. Guys like Habana and even the centers like Olivier scored truckloads of...
by bok_viking
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulls 2020 LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES [maybe]
Replies: 184
Views: 7810

Re: Bulls 2020 LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES [maybe]

I am a bit worried that so many backline players are leaving the Bulls and the only ones that came in are all oldtimers at the end of their careers. Originally it looked really good with the exciting forwards coming in, but then the back players started leaving. Right now it seems like he wants to p...
by bok_viking
Fri May 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulls 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: Bulls 2020

Have just checked on Arno Botha, he is only 28 . I can still remember his springbok test when he injured his knee. Seems to be a lifetime ago, 2013 it was. He was only 21 when he made his test debut and was really good back then already. How is he doing in europe? He was decent enough at Munster, a...
by bok_viking
Fri May 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Agreement between SA Rugby Industry & MyPlayers
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Agreement between SA Rugby Industry & MyPlayers

Some good guys in for the Bulls, but very unhappy with Libbok leaving, to be stuck with Steyn, it does not matter how exciting a backline is, the ball will get to them slowly or not at all, and his partner in crime Mr. Slow at 9 makes it even worse. We desperately need a better 10 at the Bulls.
by bok_viking
Fri May 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulls 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: Bulls 2020

Well looks like the Bulls forward pack will be in good shape with the guys coming in, we will have a formidable backrow . A bit unhappy with Libbok leaving, being stuck with Steyn at 10 and slow at 9 is not good at all. If the ball can get quickly to the backline we have an exciting backline past th...
by bok_viking
Sat May 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulls 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: Bulls 2020

Good to hear Pote is leaving. He was just not a Super Rugby coach. Seems like the Bulls are using this break go shake up the whole organisation from top to bottom. Hopefully it will bear fruit
by bok_viking
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27630
Views: 706336

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

excuse me, but I think you've declared an overwhelming interest in getting people to wear these things. Provide some real evidence that they have any effect amongst Joe Public, not some anecdotal evidence amongst a workforce in an authoritarian society. These mask have to be fitted and people have t...
by bok_viking
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27630
Views: 706336

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

No one is suggesting it's a silver bullet. Just that it will help, along with all the other measures. The thing is, Message #2527204 is correct that there's little evidence that it makes any difference. Firstly the evidence that the virus spends any significant time in the air is based on a single ...
by bok_viking
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27630
Views: 706336

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

No one is suggesting it's a silver bullet. Just that it will help, along with all the other measures. The thing is, Message #2527204 is correct that there's little evidence that it makes any difference. Firstly the evidence that the virus spends any significant time in the air is based on a single ...
by bok_viking
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 69786

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I am happy with the defence force deployment. We are anticipating some serious levels of social unrest and I would prefer that we are prepared for it, particularly actually living in SA. There is no way SAPS will cope. Western Cape seems to be more impacted than other regions, both on the infected ...