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by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?
Replies: 47
Views: 1390

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

mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:55 am
Android is a dogs breakfast. You can argue the toss about the pros and cons of Samsung vs iPhone handsets, but iPads are the best tablet going.
Lol, just rubbish.

A Samsung S5 or S6 is great.

Apple v Samsung tablet is just down to personal preference, same as the phones.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 39
Views: 725

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Jay Cee Gee wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:58 am


Even Gardner is prone to shitting the bed from time to time. The first half of NZ v Argentina was a lesson in brainfart decisions, IMO.
Yeah, he had a bad day at the office. But still a top tier ref, unlike the others.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 39
Views: 725

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Nic Berry never fills me with confidence He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs. What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint. I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there.....
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 48761

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

Angus Taylor has only talked about hydrogen from coal getting funding It's been all over the newspapers. I'm happy for you to find more information about the Lobs hitting zero at some nebulous point long after they have retired Remember, they are still banking on Carbon sequestration. Its in the SM...
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 48761

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

But ScoMo is in Tokyo with hydrogen people to discuss future deals with Japan. So while they are slow and backwards, I think they are creating pathways for what you describe above too. Not Green hydrogen. The Lobs are actively against the concept Look, I don't like Scomo, but you are talking BS. It...
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 48761

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:16 am Opening new coal mines under Chinese ownership is a complete contradiction of everything Australian governments say publicaly. :roll:
Er... maybe if it was a Labor-Green government in charge.

Scotty Coal Morrison is running the show you dimwit.
by Sensible Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 48761

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

The African country of Morocco has taken the World lead in solar energy. It exports power to the EU. Australia has the resources to make solar panels but invests more in coal subsidies. We are actually one of the world leaders in solar and wind installations. We have GW of both installed at the mom...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Yeah, so we didn't need to go into lockdown. Only went in as they thought someone caught it collecting a pizza.

Dude is a total muppet.

But glad our contract tracing works, and lockdown was only triggered because of BS.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?
Replies: 47
Views: 1266

Re: Mungoball to re-introduce scrummaging?

Strange thread, pushing in scrums has never been against the rules in Rugby League. Teams just don't do it. To carry this point further for people that understand the game more than I, if a team makes their scrum all the small guys, what's stopping the opposition from smashing that scrum every time...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Sure. Trust the experts. But they aren’t infallible on this. We in Vic ended up in lockdown because we were not conservative enough. You haven’t had to deal with that, you don’t know how bad it is. Disclaimer: it’s shite. I would do anything not to do that again. Vics experts got it wrong (granted ...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Its now multiple households isnt it? And potentially hundreds of exposures. The way NZ dealt with an outbreak like this was a short, sharp lockdown to make sure that no further exposures happened. This isnt a little outbreak, its not one or two people. Its 17 at last count. And SA is open with no m...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

They did the sensible thing. Unlike some on here were pushing, they didn't jump the gun, they did massive amounts of contact tracing. After 48 hours they found that the possible no. of contacts was beyond what could be managed, so called for this circuit breaker lockdown. 6 days + 8 days. The SA Go...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 152
Views: 3968

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

Even morons can recognise a shit sandwich when they see one. Sam is opening himself right up here if no improvement is seen by the morons. Actually its Fozzie, not Cane the fans are spewing about. Someone said NZ is playing the same as 2015. Seems like it. It was time for a change, but they decided...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 4852

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Thomas wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:56 am I'm worried about our lack of playmaking. If they just bash it up the Pumas will eat that shit for breakfast.
Their forwards could eat us alive. But I think they will be still too mentally drained after getting up last week. I am reasonably confident we will win comfortably.
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

They did the sensible thing. Unlike some on here were pushing, they didn't jump the gun, they did massive amounts of contact tracing. After 48 hours they found that the possible no. of contacts was beyond what could be managed, so called for this circuit breaker lockdown. 6 days + 8 days. The SA Gov...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 152
Views: 3968

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

lol.

Pretty much sums up that this dude is not captaincy material.

We will win the Bledisloe next year. :nod:
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 4852

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Will be interesting to see how Argentina go with this one.

I think they will do an England. Played their final last week, won't be the same team this week. 20 point win for us.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

mabunch78 wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:55 am Outbreak now up to 34...
Active cases. No change from this morning. 17 new ones today. About half those are in hotels. 18 are community.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

The irony is that the initial case seems to have been a family member working at a medi-hotel. NSW has been playing whack-a-mole like this for months, and successfully suppressing any clusters. It can be done, without the need to panic and dive into an economy wrecking total lock down. If it doesn'...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

They are doing plenty - to try and obviate the need for a general lock down. This cluster is coming from one large family group and more directed "surgical" lockdowns are being applied. closures of Mawson Lakes School and Preschool, and Thomas More College at Salisbury Downs, while an infected Hung...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Its now multiple households isnt it? And potentially hundreds of exposures. The way NZ dealt with an outbreak like this was a short, sharp lockdown to make sure that no further exposures happened. This isnt a little outbreak, its not one or two people. Its 17 at last count. And SA is open with no m...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

And it seems Adelaide is royally fvcked, and are not locking down. This will end in tears. Do an NZ. Hard lockdown for a week while its traced to stop any more movement. Otherwise it will be Vic all over again. Why? Whats the point of track and trace if you have to go into lock down everytime the v...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 930027

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Wow. Come in Neville Chamberlain, your time is up..! I guess whether Joel Fitzgibbon is Neville Chamberlain depends on whether China is Nazi Germany. If i's just making concessions to an aggressive power then everyone does that already. We make concessions to the United States. We've made concessio...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know them?
Replies: 52
Views: 1819

Re: COvID - the end of traditional office hours as we know t

Video conferencing etc are never as productive as getting a whole bunch of people around a table. But for most things outside of meetings, I found working from home more productive. Even, the sorts of short meetings that have always been done via a tele or video conferencing as you could do with ac...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 283
Views: 19726

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Yikes all the best Globby. And if you didn’t pick it up from someone like a Prince Charles (was he the van driver?) I’ll be disappointed. And a little scary to hear the symptoms - my wife tested positive yesterday so a little nervous about what is coming. Hope its just a mild case, and somehow you ...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27571
Views: 701259

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Looks like the Russian vaccine is going to be stage 3 tested for us by the entire population of Vietnam. :?
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38377

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

So it seems the NZR is working on 2 plans. Any link on this? i.e. relatively recent... I was wondering the same thing kiap, I sure haven't found any yet. Is this just an idea someone has come up with here? There are definitely two plans ... But the second part is getting proper recompense for the A...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke?
Replies: 41
Views: 1789

Re: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke

NZ played their final against Ireland the week before. They gave us way too much respect based on our tournament form Its very similar to 2015 really. Massive quarter final, and then down on performance in the Semi-final. In 2015 they had the experience to grind it out and win a tight game. In 2019...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

The first time you get it, you have no antibodies against it. Once you've had it, you do, so would likely fight it off if you're not too f**ked. How long the window of protection lasts is unknown at the moment. Yep, but isn't there quite a lot of data stacking up now saying after a few months most ...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

OK I might be talking shit. Just what I have read. If Bindi disagrees then I have got it wrong. It's a little more complicated. There's 2 kinds of mutations that happen for whatever reason - those that affect fitness and those that don't. Even for very compact genomes like viruses have, it's easy e...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

shanky wrote:OK
I might be talking shit. Just what I have read. If Bindi disagrees then I have got it wrong.
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I’ll defer to superior knowledge. My understanding is that a virus that kills its host before the host can pass it on, isn’t a very successful virus - so therefore, those strains get selected out and the more moderate ones survive. As that process continues, and the host takes preventative or curat...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Actually you can aim for herd immunity and have a policy that excludes the elderly from that to ensure minimal dead people. Except you can't with covid. Immunity lasts 2 to 3 months. You can't achieve herd immunity in a practical sense by just letting the virus go through the population. Well, actu...
by Sensible Stephen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

eldanielfire wrote:Actually you can aim for herd immunity and have a policy that excludes the elderly from that to ensure minimal dead people.
Except you can't with covid. Immunity lasts 2 to 3 months. You can't achieve herd immunity in a practical sense by just letting the virus go through the population.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

You may be perfectly right. But no major country has gotten rid of it, so what’s the result of those shutdowns? Some people are still alive, for now, but will they stay locked down until there is a vaccine? And if there is no herd immunity, there will never be a vaccine, so..... we all stay locked ...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?
Replies: 86
Views: 1912

Re: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?

I am still hopeful there will be a Bledisloe in November. Hoping Victoria has the virus under control by then and it hasn't flared up in other states.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Don’t talk about Sweden unless you’ve read more than the headlines. They took an evidence-based approach considering the trade-offs to total shutdown. They made mistakes but it wasn’t political or cynical - it was the scientists calling the shots. For countries that aren’t isolated islands, there i...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38377

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I am with Farva, TT is the way to go. I don't mind going back down to 4 AU teams if we have to.
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

I don’t know why people wonder about something that is so obviously self-evident. Politicians will always focus resources on where they get the most political return. In Australia, the minerals are owned by the states - these minerals are mostly found in states with low populations. Guess where the...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56351

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

471 new cases today anticipated, so that is somewhat promising. We wont have seen the effects of the stage 4 yet so hopefully in a week or two that will really drop. The Australian claiming they have seen data and modelling that suggests it will get to 1200 cases a day and not drop until the end of...