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by spookly
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Virus: Bordies Anecdote Edition
Replies: 42
Views: 1609

Re: This Virus: Bordies Anecdote Edition

Friends of mine seems to have had it, but hasn't been tested. He's been feeling like a wreck for about a week.
by spookly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Netflix/Now TV/Amazon Recommendations.....
Replies: 47
Views: 2228

Re: Netflix/Now TV/Amazon Recommendations.....

earl the beaver wrote:Netflix downgrading video quality in Europe. I paid for 1080p streaming so I'm assuming they will give me money off? Oh wait...
I suspect it'll still be 1080p, but with 25% less bitrate and more compression.
by spookly
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New TV advice
Replies: 78
Views: 2727

Re: New TV advice

Duff Paddy wrote:LG OLED 55inch
Yep, this ^^^^
by spookly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Creaking Floorboards
Replies: 86
Views: 2063

Re: Creaking Floorboards

Why do you have MDF under the carpet? MDF is a poor choice for flooring as it is more likely to be affected by moisture or spills than OSB or ply. Sounds like you have a house where someone has been a cheapskate with either the number of floor bearers or the thickness of the 'MDF'. You don't need a ...
by spookly
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IS TESLA GOING BUST
Replies: 471
Views: 30032

Re: IS TESLA GOING BUST

why people buy Teslas What nonsense. Haters hating on Tesla and Musk are hilarious. Hilarious because the more he makes them look like idiots and haters, the more they go after him and it just goes around in vicious circles. Electric cars are patently obviously the future and Tesla is light years a...
by spookly
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: End of the BBC?
Replies: 65
Views: 2587

Re: End of the BBC?

I think the only discrimination is against the poor and stupid. It's not fair on poorer people as it's a more significant chunk of their income. It's not fair on stupid people, as only an idiot would manage to incriminate themselves and end up in court.
by spookly
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nice win France, but buy a watch...
Replies: 46
Views: 2745

Re: Nice win France, but buy a watch...

Well played France. And I surely can't be the only englishman to hope that Youngs is never on the field again.
by spookly
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64453

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

And Griffiths is leaving already.
by spookly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jamie Roberts
Replies: 26
Views: 1866

Re: Jamie Roberts

As a Bath fan, good as he was in the past, I'm not upset by his leaving.
He's been a bit one dimensional at Bath. Worked hard, but that's about it. Can't help but think he was costing far more than he was worth.
by spookly
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64453

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

All the report makes me think, along with Saracens not wanting more audits, is that these breaches are probably the tip of the iceberg.

The gulf of quality between the Saracens squad and the other PRL teams doesn't seem narrow enough to be explained by the breaches they've been penalised for.
by spookly
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64453

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

A good comment on the Guardian in today's Scaarens match report: great comment from the salarycens coach at half time (on bt sport): “it’s not bad when you have to take off Billy Vunipola but can bring on Will Skelton is it?” Is there a nobel prize for cognitive dissonance? Was that Alex Sanderson....
by spookly
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64453

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

The Premiership is palpably diminished for next season. Some of us have seen some club rugby: Cardiff and Newport, Bath and Leicester and Wasps, Leinster and Munster, Toulouse, Brive and Stade Francais in their greatest years. None can touch Saracens. In this era, they have been the greatest club t...
by spookly
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why do you hate Sarries?
Replies: 287
Views: 8946

Re: Why do you hate Sarries?

Who likes a cheat? It's been plain for years that they've been cheating As a Bath fan, I'm fairly sure we got our house in order after the previous salary cap shenanigans. We've had to offload players to keep within the cap, as have quite a few teams. Those cheating cnuts, while already over the cap...
by spookly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64453

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

Even if Sarries were under the cap tomorrow then they'd have still played most of the first half of this season breaking the rules. No wonder the other clubs want them gone. The only thing I've ever liked about Sarries is watching them lose, which didn't happen nearly enough due to the blatant cheat...
by spookly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64453

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

From the Daily Mail article: "The news circulated on the day that retired chairman Nigel Wray cut all formal ties with Saracens and handed his shares to his children."

Wow. Maybe he finally has some shame and has figured out that he managed to ruin the club he was trying to build.
by spookly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64453

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

The only people deserving of sympathy are any players and staff genuinely unaware of the cheating. Can't be many of them, as everyone else with eyeballs and a brain could see that they were taking the piss. A 35 point deduction was never a harsh enough penalty for cheating their way to multiple cham...
by spookly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New PC
Replies: 50
Views: 1698

Re: New PC

Graphics card and PSU aren't great compared to the rest of the hardware.
by spookly
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ashton Gate Parking
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Ashton Gate Parking

Off to Ashton Gate for the first time on Friday - any advice on parking close by (as I'll have whinging kids in tow) and how early I'd need to get there much appreciated. Happy Christmas ya filthy animals. Never parked there myself, but when the football is on there are cars clogging up the roads f...
by spookly
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11935
Views: 556871

Re: F1 Thread

nardol wrote:Ferrari won't go with two alpha drivers. So that's them locked up. Now just RB and MERC for the post 2020 lineup.
If true then I'd expect Hamilton would stay at Merc. Which would leave Verstappen stuck at Red Bull.
by spookly
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The chick in the Darts
Replies: 69
Views: 4970

Re: The chick in the Darts

I fail to see how she is knocking down barriers. No barriers exist. There's women's qualifying for the main darts championships and tour, the only thing holding women back has been that they just haven't been as good as the men. There isn't a separate men only event AFAIK, and women weren't excluded...
by spookly
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9166
Views: 460928

Re: Anthony Joshua

Lennox ranking for heavyweights 1. Wilder 2. Fury 3. Joshua What do you think of that girls? Maybe. But how is Wilder above Fury when everyone watched Wilder get beaten by Fury if not for the bent judging decisions? I'm not convinced it's fair to try and rate them before they've faced each other. B...
by spookly
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's it with the Mercedes A series?
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: What's it with the Mercedes A series?

I've been shopping for older model Mercedes cars for weekend drives and a lot of A series models come up in my searches. Not interested in that class but they all seem to have an issue with their gearbox. Seems they really dropped the ball with that range. Depending which ones you're looking at the...
by spookly
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Television buying advice
Replies: 108
Views: 5163

Re: Television buying advice

I just bought an LG B9 55 inch OLED. Much better contrast than anything other than another OLED. If you want it future proof then make sure it supports all the HDR formats: HDR 10, HDR 10+, Dolby vision, and for broadcast you'll want HLG (hybrid log gamma) Just be careful with the sky Q . I only us...
by spookly
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Television buying advice
Replies: 108
Views: 5163

Re: Television buying advice

I just bought an LG B9 55 inch OLED. Much better contrast than anything other than another OLED.

If you want it future proof then make sure it supports all the HDR formats: HDR 10, HDR 10+, Dolby vision, and for broadcast you'll want HLG (hybrid log gamma)
by spookly
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clermont - Bath lazy thread
Replies: 32
Views: 1429

Re: Clermont - Bath lazy thread

As a long time Bath fan, I have turned off already. Maybe from the whole season.
by spookly
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official F&#k the Tories thread 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2037

Re: Official F&#k the Tories thread 2019

julian wrote:
Fangle wrote:I’m relieved that nobody put Tori Spelling here.
:lol: most of the audience weren't born when Tori Spelling did her acting.
"acting"
by spookly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It must have been love
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: It must have been love

Earlier this year a bloke at work in his mid 50's went home with a headache on a Thursday. Came in on Monday to the news he'd died of a brain tumour on the Saturday.
by spookly
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Red Card - Yes or No?
Replies: 115
Views: 3592

Re: Red Card - Yes or No?

Definitely red.
by spookly
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Friday Night Lights: Bath vs Sarries, BT Sport, Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Friday Night Lights: Bath vs Sarries, BT Sport, Friday

So, are sarries just going to be allowed to keep breaking the salary cap this season then? I notice they haven't shed any of their players. If that's the case can we expect another fine and points deduction next year? In the unlikely event you hadn’t heard, they have agreed to a mid-season audit. N...
by spookly
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Car question - Battery
Replies: 31
Views: 1641

Re: Car question - Battery

Sounds like battery isn't in great health, but might not need replacement. If you have a decent battery charger you should try putting it on an ovenright charge and then see how you go. Depends if you care more about saving a few quid or breaking down. In the UK even a big battery can be had online ...
by spookly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SPOTY: Vote for AWJ!
Replies: 68
Views: 3383

Re: SPOTY: Vote for AWJ!

LandOTurk wrote:C'mon British ruby fans, you know it makes sense.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/sports-personality/50471639
I do like a good curry. But I'm not voting for AWJ. Not even the best rugby personality this year. I think Marler deserves it for top banter.
by spookly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Uppity
Replies: 178
Views: 7826

Re: Uppity

I wasn't aware of any racial connotation to the word uppity. If anything, I'd expect more association with it historically being used to describe women in a demeaning way. Not that it's a word I ever use or really hear. My beef with all of this policing of language is that it completely fails to ta...
by spookly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Uppity
Replies: 178
Views: 7826

Re: Uppity

I wasn't aware of any racial connotation to the word uppity. If anything, I'd expect more association with it historically being used to describe women in a demeaning way. Not that it's a word I ever use or really hear. My beef with all of this policing of language is that it completely fails to tak...
by spookly
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: British mums slate 'dirty, dreary Dublin'
Replies: 487
Views: 16865

Re: British mums slate 'dirty, dreary Dublin'

I think the problem for Brits is that Ireland and the UK are pretty similar. So when you go for a weekend to Dublin its not much different than going to Manchester or Leeds for example. Then compare that to a major capital city in Europe. Its just more exotic. For a Brit (not necessarily someone fr...
by spookly
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Randy Andy
Replies: 458
Views: 30790

Re: Randy Andy

I'm guessing the reason that the accused want to distance themselves from the allegations is that in this instance the accusation is about a 17 year old. But the association with Epstein brings with it all sorts of possibilities of far worse. Epstein was accused of trafficking much younger girls. An...
by spookly
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: British mums slate 'dirty, dreary Dublin'
Replies: 487
Views: 16865

Re: British mums slate 'dirty, dreary Dublin'

I think the problem for Brits is that Ireland and the UK are pretty similar. So when you go for a weekend to Dublin its not much different than going to Manchester or Leeds for example. Then compare that to a major capital city in Europe. Its just more exotic. For a Brit (not necessarily someone fr...
by spookly
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Internet Speed
Replies: 154
Views: 4539

Re: Internet Speed

I recently got upgraded to G.Fast in the UK. Just did a test, with one child upstairs gaming, another child watching a 4k movie stream on Netflix, me streaming the rugby on BT sport: Ping 11ms. Download 101.87Mbps. Upload 29.33Mbps That's fine for current usage, as other than large patch downloads w...
by spookly
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Oxford Union hits a new low
Replies: 32
Views: 2095

Re: Oxford Union hits a new low

Anyone done a "Balloon Debate"? Basically you have to justify why you should not be thrown out, given a random ticket. I got "Eva Braun" once. Tricky. I just epoused the virtuals of bunkers. Decent sand wedge, up to the hole. Sadly there was only one ball to play with. If you can do better, let's h...