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by CarrotGawks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 335
Views: 12167

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

McCaw's gorge and she's pretty. Or McCaw is pretty and she's gorge. Either way...
by CarrotGawks
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8160
Views: 559400

Re: Game Reviews

There's big problems with components for all electronics, whether it's games machines, PC games machines, or anything else. Covid and backlogs created from it have really messed with the manufacturing of the little electrical doodads that go into them.
by CarrotGawks
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anyone play Chess?
Replies: 87
Views: 1832

Re: Anyone play Chess?

I don't like the "pressure" of online chess. The anonymity makes it feel like a far bigger deal than it should be, even though I've played the odd game over the past few years. (with about a 900 rating) I did go to the local chess club, but it has a few problems. They run it on a Friday evening, whi...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tea
Replies: 163
Views: 7912

Re: Tea

It's about a year since I got my big box of tea samples. I've decided I like pu-erhs, black teas (Golden Monkey is lovely,) white teas and the darker oolongs. Green teas can get stuffed, and the lighter oolongs are too likely to taste of mushrooms. The pu-erhs I like are the ripe ones, not the raw o...
by CarrotGawks
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 189579

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

He didn't pick the correct side of the course, he brought the wind down with him the whole way that was in front of the wind shift. To be fair Ineos sailed themselves back into the lead before the race was abandoned. Because ahead of the wind shift the wind picked up and was brought down the course...
by CarrotGawks
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 189579

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Ainslie is not doing well. He's far too twitchy on the helm and not handling either the sea state or any lifts or drops in the wind. Seems shook. Edit: Maybe a bit overpowered for the conditions? Do they have more sail out than the Italians? Second edit: And the Italians absolutely screwed by a win...
by CarrotGawks
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 189579

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Ainslie is not doing well. He's far too twitchy on the helm and not handling either the sea state or any lifts or drops in the wind. Seems shook. Edit: Maybe a bit overpowered for the conditions? Do they have more sail out than the Italians? Second edit: And the Italians absolutely screwed by a win...
by CarrotGawks
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 189579

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Ainslie is not doing well. He's far too twitchy on the helm and not handling either the sea state or any lifts or drops in the wind. Seems shook. Edit: Maybe a bit overpowered for the conditions? Do they have more sail out than the Italians? Second edit: And the Italians absolutely screwed by a wind...
by CarrotGawks
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 189579

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

What's the scuba breather/mouthpiece thing they have? Is that in case they go swimming? The boat keels over?
by CarrotGawks
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129775
Views: 5673727

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

Derwyn wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:45 pm Looks like some prominent Antifa activists were seen in the Capitol.
He's supposed to be there. Has a pass and everything.

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by CarrotGawks
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

From the slowness of my (rural) internet, I'd say every fucker is bate out after Christmas, and will at least be taking the lockdown seriously today. It's too slow to even get one sports stream going. Which is something the gubbermint didn't sort out. If they want people at home they should be enco...
by CarrotGawks
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

From the slowness of my (rural) internet, I'd say every fucker is bate out after Christmas, and will at least be taking the lockdown seriously today. It's too slow to even get one sports stream going. Which is something the gubbermint didn't sort out. If they want people at home they should be encou...
by CarrotGawks
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

We need to advance to the next stage of society, which is bi-daily deliveries of booze and vibrator batteries, a selection of Steam, PS5 or XBox store credit, and Gigabit internet for shows (or whatever you weirdos watch.) Of course we need the constitutional entitlement of one house for everyone to...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8160
Views: 559400

Re: Game Reviews

I bought Farming Simulator 19 in the Steam sale in a rash of game-buying (I've been playing games to help me cut down on the booze and snacks.) It's weirdly relaxing and a total fantasy world. Fantasy because you can make a profit as a small farm owner without subsidies and being told what to grow, ...
by CarrotGawks
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SH types - do you celebrate your winter solstice?
Replies: 41
Views: 1460

Re: SH types - do you celebrate your winter solstice?

My parents flew down for the wedding. People in medieval costume, horns of mead, that sort of thing. I think my dad secretly had a blast, but won’t say it out loud near my mum. That sounds amazing, at least the ability to have a whole turkey leg with a horn of beer rather than some thinly sliced be...
by CarrotGawks
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People that keep opened booze in the box - I hate you
Replies: 124
Views: 4163

Re: People that keep opened booze in the box - I hate you

Jameson is fine for mixing etc. It's nice with ginger. It's the best of the "standard" whiskeys imo. It's a nice blend whiskey alright. It's no redbreast, greenspot or Bushmills Well yeah, but that's why it's about a third of the price and used in bars etc. I like the Stout editions they have for s...
by CarrotGawks
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm surprised so many businesses have survived this far. If all the talks about rents, employment costs, training costs, staff turnover, rates, tax, etc. were in focus for years before, focus of whinging for non-lockdown times, they shouldn't have survived three months in restrictions. It shows how ...
by CarrotGawks
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 6374

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

What specs/settings are you running it on? As everywhere is sold out of ther new xbox and GPUs wondering if I can can get it running with decent visuals at 1080p on my 970..my i5 67k is overclocked to 4.9ghz and I will stick it on a SSD. An i5 3470 overclocked so it runs four core on the boosted 3....
by CarrotGawks
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 6374

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

I'm really enjoying Cyberpunk. I'm running it on a PC that just about meets the minimum specs with overclocking (otherwise they'd be under it) and it still looks great and I've had no gamestopping bugs. I think what a lot of people don't say (which people who played The Witcher 3 tell me you shouldn...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 152
Views: 3904

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

There was another football manager game that wasn't Championship Manager/Football Manager, I can't remember the name. It was from 1995/1996 iirc but I would have only played it around 2000. It was great, you could offer bungs/bribes to other managers to try and sign players, it had the little dots ...
by CarrotGawks
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 152
Views: 3904

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

Streets of Rage (Megadrive) Theme Park (Megadrive) Championship Manager (PC) GTA3 (PS2) Gran Turismo (PS2-although I think it was the PS1 game we were playing.) Honourable mention to the light-gun game Time Crisis 2, which I could beat on my PS2 and would go and dominate in it in the arcade when I h...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8160
Views: 559400

Re: Game Reviews

This years Football Manager (FM 2021) is the best they've ever come out with. The match engine is light years ahead of what they've done before. The animation is way better (not like FIFA or anything like that, though) and the ability of players to make decisions, occupy space, run to the right pla...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8160
Views: 559400

Re: Game Reviews

This years Football Manager (FM 2021) is the best they've ever come out with. The match engine is light years ahead of what they've done before. The animation is way better (not like FIFA or anything like that, though) and the ability of players to make decisions, occupy space, run to the right plac...
by CarrotGawks
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has mental illness become too trendy?
Replies: 108
Views: 2717

Re: Has mental illness become too trendy?

I think, being generous, the starting point of this thread can be taken as the differences between mental health and mental illness. There's plenty of people who have issues with mental health, everyone, in fact. It's like every day physical health where you might be a fitness nut, keeping everythin...
by CarrotGawks
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

fudge the lockdown stages. They're all the same until I can sit at the bar in a miserable pub drinking a great stout reading a miserable book while bathing in my misery.
by CarrotGawks
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It's a bit windy in Cork. Gusts of 60 knots at the airport and 80 knots at Roche's Point. Our power is gone, so it's a good thing we cooked a chicken earlier and hopefully the bbq remains put.
by CarrotGawks
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

https://independent.ie/irish-news/education/girls-to-do-better-than-boys-in-calculated-grade-leaving-cert-exams-as-gender-trends-will-be-built-into-results-39454619.html Seems certain that this will be challenged in the courts. Can’t see how that could not be against equality legislation. Are they ...
by CarrotGawks
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Makes sense as tax taken this year is based on earnings last year (when there was no covid lockdown) (corp tax prepayment - vat and other vagaries left to one side) Income tax is only marginally behind last year overall . what that tells you is that hardly anyone in the affected sectors in Ireland ...
by CarrotGawks
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 10958

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

Thoughts with all those trans women who just want to play rugby :roll: What a dumb comment. No-one is arguing that WR's decision isn't the correct one. But we also need to except that it's discriminatory and not inclusive. As long as WR get's the science and legal side of things done well, they sho...
by CarrotGawks
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Bewleys is Dublin bollocks. Next you'll be talking about The Workman's or some shit pub full of farts that pours a great guinness.
by CarrotGawks
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Albums of 2020 so far
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Best Albums of 2020 so far

Brigid Mae Power - Head Above the Water I haven't listened to this one yet. I wasn't a huge fan of the one before, but the one before that was superb. I saw her at a small gig, in decent size room with an amazing acoustic setup (down to the sound engineer), maybe thirty people there all seated comf...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 25433

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

To break this all down, people, some women, a lot of men, feel threatened by trans people. Not a fear, but feel a threat to stable knowledge. A threat to the idea that the foundations of certain parts of their life, that it could be upset. They're not afraid because they rationalise unbound, un-con...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109397
Views: 3604183

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I think Saoirse's issue is her massive ego. Lorna Bogue is the same in Cork Nah, Lorna Bogue is lovely. I've talked to her a few times and I think she genuinely cares about doing what's best, but doesn't have the cynicism of national politics. Although she might be learning it. I haven't met Moran ...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 25433

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Stats hates trans. He's a bubbling pot of hatred for all that jazz Jazz, you say? Hate it or love it it's got it all; uppers, downers, psychedelics, rushes, relaxants, exciters, and, so I hear, some pretty good drugs too. I draw a line in the sand about not being allowed have a laugh about this. Fi...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 25433

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

EverReady wrote:Stats hates trans. He's a bubbling pot of hatred for all that jazz
Jazz, you say? Hate it or love it it's got it all; uppers, downers, psychedelics, rushes, relaxants, exciters, and, so I hear, some pretty good drugs too.
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 25433

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

And there's one. Even complete with the deliberately missing the point to overegg their point. Unseen seems to actually accept trans people as separate and this is the way forward towards inclusivity, IMO. Funny as that sounds. I don't view us as different, trans women are women, trans men are men,...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 25433

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

And there's one. Even complete with the deliberately missing the point to overegg their point. Unseen seems to actually accept trans people as separate and this is the way forward towards inclusivity, IMO. Funny as that sounds. I don't view us as different, trans women are women, trans men are men,...
by CarrotGawks
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 25433

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Based on my beliefs, that I have a right to have: Men are men Trans men are women identifying as men (pre or post op), or simply trans men (I support their male identity at face value, and feel they pose less of a risk to men given their natural physical comparative weaknesses). I would not have an...