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by AD345
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lambos - pile of rubbish
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: Lambos - pile of rubbish

Lambos are great!
by AD345
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Huh

Even though National won 26 electorates outright, plus a win each for Act, Greens and the Maori party, Labour had a majority in the party vote in all but 5 electorates across the country.


Including Papakura...
by AD345
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Fat Old Git wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:11 am Is anyone here still an undecided voter?
Me
by AD345
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2106

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

If I'm still commuting? = The S63 Otherwise the GT-R They're both very bling. The cabriolet S63 looks very fine Indeedy I'm not a rag-top guy myself, but there is something to be said for "in the wind driving" And being an S-class - more technology than pretty much anything else on the road
by AD345
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2106

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

If I'm still commuting? = The S63

Otherwise the GT-R
by AD345
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2106

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

Mercedes Benz AMG has got you covered 4 door saloon that goes like a cut cat and sounds like the apocalypse? AMG E63S A step up to a 2-door, 4-seater, uber luxury sports coupe? AMG S63 Coupe A Fuck-off, full on, 2-door, 2 seater, guaranteed head turner every time? AMG GT-C Or the full on AMG GT-R
by AD345
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Just a quick note on 16 year olds voting (mostly just to see what it is like to post a reply on the new forum...). While I can appreciate the thought put into Gordon Bennetts response, I still see no compelling reason for expanding the voting franchise to include 16 year olds. For me there is one cl...
by AD345
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6348
Views: 477501

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Image

It's teeny tiny

about 5% of the size of my 7 year old desktop PC.

Does everything that the old one did and more, and much faster. All for $700
by AD345
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread

South Auckland is where the international airport and the main quarantine centre is. hmmm airport workers? From what they said I did read between the lines one of the people might work somewhere busy. They specifically mentioned "one workplace" without going into details. Might well be an airport, ...
by AD345
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Nobody thinks laws are perfect but you'd think that the body with the power to change them might change them if they think they can't comply. The main thing about laws is that they should be followed on a mandatory basis not a voluntary one. If it's voluntary then there's no point to them. Also, it...
by AD345
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NPR lifeboat - New Forum
Replies: 292
Views: 9133

Re: NPR lifeboat - New Forum

From Asmo If people have issues logging in, sometimes Firefox is the cause, get them to use Chrome. Firefox extensions are a bitch, if you don't want to use Chrome, tell them to shut off all the extensions, try log in then, if it works, re-enable extensions 1 by 1 until you find the culprit. Also i...
by AD345
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS COVID19-FREE THREAD

Milford is top of the bucket list I wouldn't mind seeing it but the thought of all the touro traffic does nothing for me, especially when I can go for a walk through Te Urewera or the Kawekas and see no touro's at all. Not to mention staying in basic huts for no charge and getting to read the hut b...
by AD345
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prostate cancer
Replies: 58
Views: 3378

Re: Prostate cancer

My diagnosis was confirmed in January of last year. Found two small tumors. Had hormone therapy for 6 months and then radiation treatment. The 4th week of treatment and the following 6 or so weeks were pretty horrendous but otherwise no drama. My PSA results dropped from 9.6 at the start to <0.05 9...
by AD345
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prostate cancer
Replies: 58
Views: 3378

Re: Prostate cancer

My diagnosis was confirmed in January of last year. Found two small tumors. Had hormone therapy for 6 months and then radiation treatment. The 4th week of treatment and the following 6 or so weeks were pretty horrendous but otherwise no drama. My PSA results dropped from 9.6 at the start to <0.05 9 ...
by AD345
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shocking FACTs
Replies: 124
Views: 4867

Re: Shocking FACTs

Invercargill is closer to the equator than London.

A fact people studiously omit when planning the "big OE"
by AD345
Wed May 13, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL THREE THREA

It's a minor point but I couldn't see why butcher shops and other small retailers that sold the same products as supermarkets couldn't be open. Instead the supermarkets made bumper profits while some small retailers went to the wall. Just to clarify, supermarket sales were actually down 11% in Apri...
by AD345
Thu May 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What TV News do you watch?
Replies: 53
Views: 1574

Re: What TV News do you watch?

Made the conscious decision to stop watching TV news somewhere around 2002 or so.


Apart from a lapse of a few hours last March, have stuck to it and don't regret the decision at all.
by AD345
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

No-one is going to invest in mass public transport for a long time
by AD345
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

Because whilst funding has increased , the priorities are increasingly skewed . Management layers have increased , . Where and from what? with higher salaries for administrative leaders and budget rationalists . Higher than what? Fewer managers have any clinical experience whatsoever and that’s pro...
by AD345
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27472
Views: 669765

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Sorry, but I profoundly disagree. We're struggling with a global lack of supply leading to national preference distribution - so with a global shortage resources as is are likely being concentrated in the wrong place overall. Arranging local production and local distribution is an enormous backward...
by AD345
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27472
Views: 669765

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Sorry, but I profoundly disagree. We're struggling with a global lack of supply leading to national preference distribution - so with a global shortage resources as is are likely being concentrated in the wrong place overall. Arranging local production and local distribution is an enormous backward...
by AD345
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27472
Views: 669765

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Sorry, but I profoundly disagree. We're struggling with a global lack of supply leading to national preference distribution - so with a global shortage resources as is are likely being concentrated in the wrong place overall. Arranging local production and local distribution is an enormous backward...
by AD345
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

My core objection to it is the carbon footprint and pollution that air travel involves and the startling images and data of the clearing atmosphere in Asia and Europe testify to that. I think you'll find that has much more to do with factory closures and minimal ground transportation rather than re...
by AD345
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND LOCKDOWN THREAD

A net reduction in the last 2 days of 14 active cases. That's the sign we want to see
by AD345
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What did you do today? The Isolation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 6933

Re: What did you do today? The Isolation Thread

Got up at 5:30 (stupid daylight saving change) Faffed around, had breakfast and on the road by 6:45 At work just after 7 (roads are now just Wheeeeeeee!!!!!) Did work stuff Left about 4:30 Home before 5 (Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!) Dinner Movie Head to bed soon to do all over again tomorrow How f**king ...
by AD345
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What did you do today? The Isolation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 6933

Re: What did you do today? The Isolation Thread

Got up at 5:30 (stupid daylight saving change)

Faffed around, had breakfast and on the road by 6:45

At work just after 7 (roads are now just Wheeeeeeee!!!!!)

Did work stuff

Left about 4:30

Home before 5 (Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!)

Dinner

Movie

Head to bed soon to do all over again tomorrow
by AD345
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS NOW IN LOCKDOWN.

It's interesting how social mores change so rapidly. I just went out for a bit of a walk, lots of people doing the same thing. A month ago, to visibly, even ostentatiously, move away from a person approaching could have been interpreted as a sign of fear or intolerance. Now it is seen as a sign of r...
by AD345
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS NOW IN LOCKDOWN.

Just for obelixim: Out of pure boredom I just scanned through all 68 (never knew there were so many tbf) of NZTA's AKL cameras covering motorways and major roads Total of 58 vehicles seen. I'm pretty sure I counted a couple of the vehicles twice just due to camera positioning 58! Thats pretty damn g...
by AD345
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I am kinda loving the lockdown
Replies: 150
Views: 5837

Re: I am kinda loving the lockdown

I feel like I am living in a long, narrow, box. I wake up in the morning at one end of the box, have breakfast and then drive (mostly) deserted roads to the other end of the box. There I spend 9 or 10 hours doing what I do. Back into the car, along the quiet roads and return to the first end of the ...
by AD345
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS NOW IN LOCKDOWN.

I hope people like this get blamed and shamed, imagine price gouging on something like hand sanitiser in a time like this, fuckwits :x https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120606509/auckland-pharmacy-defends-150perlitre-price-of-premium-hand-sanitiser Iirc some dairies etc price goug...
by AD345
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS NOW IN LOCKDOWN.

How come supermarkets and dairys are allowed open but not butcher shops or other businesses competing on essentially same market? eg green grocers like t-market fresh or the mad butcher? dont get it. surely they are all allowed open or none? would it not be better to allow the lockdown "off" say .....
by AD345
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33334
Views: 1215704

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS NOW IN LOCKDOWN.

Well the drive into work was a little surreal this morning. I managed to go 21km across Sth AKL without stopping - at 7am. The drive home was even more bizarre. Taking the off ramp at Takanini has been a pain the last few weeks with cars backed up just about to the motorway. Not so this evening. The...
by AD345
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How safe is your industry during this Crisis
Replies: 210
Views: 7126

Re: How safe is your industry during this Crisis

FMCG supply chain and manufacturing with a reasonable bias towards natural health offerings.

Cannot keep up with demand at the moment.

Pretty safe over the long term I'm thinking
by AD345
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who's panic buying?
Replies: 728
Views: 23880

Re: Who's panic buying?

I have my little story of panic buying and the supply chain impacts: One of the items we supply to Grocery is alcohol based hand sanitiser, the good stuff When the panic hit late last week we sold a months worth of stock every day for 3 days, then we ran out. We have a large amount making its way to...
by AD345
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27472
Views: 669765

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Question, from midnight tonight all individuals entering NZ from overseas will be required to self-isolate for 2 weeks. But how is this actually enforceable? How can the govt ensure this actually happens? All arriving passengers will be injected with RFID chips programmed to explode if they are not...
by AD345
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27472
Views: 669765

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

As of midnight Sunday every person arriving will have to isolate themselves for 14 days, Sounds good but how the hell does that work? People will arrive here on Sunday for trips (leisure or otherwise) planned to last 2 weeks or less. How does the govt plan to MAKE them self-isolate? There is either...
by AD345
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27472
Views: 669765

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

As of midnight Sunday every person arriving will have to isolate themselves for 14 days, Sounds good but how the hell does that work? People will arrive here on Sunday for trips (leisure or otherwise) planned to last 2 weeks or less. How does the govt plan to MAKE them self-isolate? There is either...
by AD345
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who's panic buying?
Replies: 728
Views: 23880

Re: Who's panic buying?

If I wanted to get ahead of a probable supply chain problem...

I would be buying a few more boxes of paracetamol

The Indian government has placed an export ban on all API's (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients)

Most of the world supply comes from there.