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by deadduck
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9046

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

My bro was trying to convince me that the people "in the know" knew that Santner was a much better spinner than his mediocre record suggests and has been bowling within himself under orders from the coaches.


I told him that sounded like a crock of shit and it turns out I was right
by deadduck
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 5907

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Yeah im keeping my PC for my nerdy strategy games but going to get an Xbox X for the graphically demanding ones. After 20 years of being a member of the PC master race im refusing to pay the £1000ish quid I need for a 4k graphics card when an xbox does it for £400. You'll only get 30 fps on the xbo...
by deadduck
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8220

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

It's good to see the LWNJ finally acknowledge the MOH. To this point the narrative has been Jacinda Jacinda Jacinda Labour Labour Labour
by deadduck
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31730

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

Can you link those graphs because they're not clear. Either way, no, a situation where one country has 5 times the other country's deaths is not comparable. Even if you want to do second wave, Sweden's case fatality rate is 3 times Denmark's. You should not compare total deaths, that is idiotic. Sw...
by deadduck
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31730

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

Can you link those graphs because they're not clear. Either way, no, a situation where one country has 5 times the other country's deaths is not comparable. Even if you want to do second wave, Sweden's case fatality rate is 3 times Denmark's. You should not compare total deaths, that is idiotic. Sw...
by deadduck
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 5907

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

This (long and nerdy) vid shows how nice it looks. Nothing else even close at the moment (on a good machine): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZp8fXLXgqg Looks incredible, will be interesting to see how the Xbox series X and PS5 fare with it. To get the most out of that game on a PC you will be spe...
by deadduck
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 5907

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

This (long and nerdy) vid shows how nice it looks. Nothing else even close at the moment (on a good machine): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZp8fXLXgqg Looks incredible, will be interesting to see how the Xbox series X and PS5 fare with it. To get the most out of that game on a PC you will be spe...
by deadduck
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9046

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

They usually turn the lights on these days. But the Basin has notoriously shitty lights
by deadduck
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 5907

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

GTA V's single player main story can't have been much longer than 15 hours and there was still plenty of things to do in that game.
by deadduck
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8220

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/world/europe/coronavirus-bergamo-italy.html#click=https://t.co/yAfQmsT3fS Good read in the NYT on how taken by surprise Bergamo was by their outbreak and also how disadvantaged they were by the official advice at the time. Many European countries would have simila...
by deadduck
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8220

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Obvious troll is obvious. The whole question about being an isolated island is pretty much mute. Most countries, outside of Schengen, are effectively their own self contained island because of border controls. Having a land border with another country doesn’t mean that people are crossing it every ...
by deadduck
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8220

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Geography helped for sure, but writing off possible lessons that could be learned from the NZ and Oz responses because of it would be silly. I think a healthy dose of cynicism about the NZ response is much less dangerous than the jingoistic NZ exceptionalism we see from many quarters. If we think a...
by deadduck
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8220

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

It is humorous that we are in the middle of no where with the boarders blocked, with piss all people, and some how people like Muttonbirds think it is well planned by the govt. Did they plan everyone breaking out of quarantine? Unfortunately for you it gets worse. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/pol...
by deadduck
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

If Maori language takes longer to get to the point, the Maori speakers should be allotted more time.

To not do so is systemic bias
by deadduck
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 152
Views: 3626

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

1. Master of Orion
2. Paganitzu
3. Civilization
4. OMF 2097
5. Catacomb
by deadduck
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?
Replies: 51
Views: 1895

Re: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?

eldanielfire wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:34 pm Cheers for the tips so far, but I suspect a £400 Apple tablet is going to be way to much to ask for a Christmas pressie. Though I spotted a few 2nd hand on ebay for £100-£250 price range.
Tell your ma not to be so cheap
by deadduck
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Opposite sex friendships
Replies: 143
Views: 5833

Re: Opposite sex friendships

It's quite normal to have a "work wife". And let's face it, unless you quit you're going to have to find a way to work together without it being weird and the best way to do that is just relax and let the friendship develop. My impression is that the OP isn't after a work wife, he's after an after-...
by deadduck
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Opposite sex friendships
Replies: 143
Views: 5833

Re: Opposite sex friendships

It's quite normal to have a "work wife".

And let's face it, unless you quit you're going to have to find a way to work together without it being weird and the best way to do that is just relax and let the friendship develop.
by deadduck
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 6961

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

I see the injury Slipper sustained when he elbowed Cane in the head is finally starting to hurt
by deadduck
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 6961

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

OFA has always been dumb as a bag of hammers
by deadduck
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jonny Depp to be cancelled?
Replies: 31
Views: 1650

Re: Jonny Depp to be cancelled?

Now for WB to dump that horrible TERF JK Rowling...
by deadduck
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128401
Views: 5517330

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

Lots of Cubans in the Proud Boys apparently
by deadduck
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128401
Views: 5517330

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

Not that he cares, but if Trump wins he'll almost certainly have an even bigger popular vote deficit given the relatively close results in Florida and Texas. And if Biden wins a close one with a massive surplus would there be any chance of Electoral College reform? It really is a stupid, undemocrat...
by deadduck
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

"Green Party politician Golriz Ghahraman -- who was New Zealand's first elected refugee MP -- congratulated Mahuta, saying it was "exciting" that the country was "decolonizing" its voice in foreign affairs." What kind of utter bullshit comment is that. What does it even mean? Is Winnie not Maori en...
by deadduck
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

God damn that's a massive demotion for chump Twyford

I didn't expect he'd be dropped from cabinet altogether
by deadduck
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?
Replies: 82
Views: 2058

Re: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?

One aspect of this is entirely sensible, an act is either legal or it is not so ambiguity and loopholes are removed. I struggle to see why something that is a crime outside the home should not be a crime within it. Then there is the question of whether what is being legislated is workable or reason...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I think what the result shows is that fundamentally a large bloc of NZers want to see a reduction (or at a minimum, no increase) in cannabis use and consequentially cannabis-related harm and that was probably the primary driver of their vote in this referendum. The challenge for the Yes campaign was...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I think your response pretty much sums up why the 'Yes' movement failed. No it fucken doesn't, it sums up how asinine your comment was. If you wanna discuss things seriously, starting with "Only got themselves to blame" Here's why I think it hasn't passed - it doesn't affect boomers much, so they m...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

That’s a stronger argument for legalization. Leaving laws in the books which are not enforced or inconsistently applied is a very poor outcome. My point would be who cares? No one loses out. Every year minor drug convictions number in the thousands. Young people, poor people and brown people are al...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Agreed. Time to move on from failed attitudes of the 1950s. What a crock of shit. No cop these days is going to arrest you for smoking a joint of growing a couple of plants in the garden. The argument everyone goes to jail is bollocks That’s a stronger argument for legalization. Leaving laws in the...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Jay Cee Gee wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:04 am No on Cannabis.

f**king stupid decision, IMO. There's sod all decent arguments in favour of keeping it illegal.

And I gave up smoking weed at 17.

It could still flip on special votes as the margin is only 150k votes and there's expected 450k+ special votes
by deadduck
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31730

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

How has the FIFO economy been impacted in WA?
by deadduck
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31730

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

I could be wrong but I don't think Sweden was front line with early infections. Italy, Spain, France, and Belgium were. Sweden should be compared with their own Scandinavian neighbours who were in a similar position. Sweden just stood back and said to the virus, 'come and get me'. It did. No. You n...
by deadduck
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tech experts: Do YouTube videos quality decay over time?
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: Tech experts: Do YouTube videos quality decay over time?

There's been a high pitched whining on every video on the internet since Trump was elected
by deadduck
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31730

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

Looking at cases in the last 14 days, Sweden is not faring much worse than many other European countries that had harsher containment measures. Its extremely odd how the media here report so harshly on the current wave in Sweden there but aren't doing the same for Denmark where the resurgence is eve...
by deadduck
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Who is paying for those billboards?


Better not be the fucken taxpayer and I doubt Labour would be wasting party funding on that
by deadduck
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Is this election the one with the highest percentage of wasted votes?
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Apologies if this question has already been asked on PR: but if Labour end up with 61+ seats in parliament, and assuming there is no overhang seats, should they govern alone or should they form a coalition government? They should form a coalition for the simple fact it will greatly aid them in brin...
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I'm just wondering if they'll have enough name tags for the cabinet room
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330890

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Dark wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am Shaw just did it again

The dude is an idiot


You're talking about his claim that the Greens are the only minor party to legitimately win a seat?

Pretty disrespectful to Rodney Hide I reckon, and Peter Dunne,