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by Homer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2380

Re: Is the countryside racist?

The countryside is not a person so cannot be racist. But the countryside is certainly a privilege of the powerful white in terms of its ownership and the ability to access it. Most Black and Asian people in Britain are incarcerated in poor urban communities with little ability to access the great o...
by Homer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2380

Re: Is the countryside racist?

The countryside is not a person so cannot be racist. But the countryside is certainly a privilege of the powerful white in terms of its ownership and the ability to access it. Most Black and Asian people in Britain are incarcerated in poor urban communities with little ability to access the great o...
by Homer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

It was supposed to be between 40-60% by now. The sad thing is like the UK they still have quite a few people dying every day Just 6.1% of Swedes have developed coronavirus antibodies, study finds despite country's hopes of achieving herd immunity by forgoing lockdown Sweden's loose approach to lock...
by Homer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

It was supposed to be between 40-60% by now. The sad thing is like the UK they still have quite a few people dying every day Just 6.1% of Swedes have developed coronavirus antibodies, study finds despite country's hopes of achieving herd immunity by forgoing lockdown Sweden's loose approach to lock...
by Homer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist
Replies: 43
Views: 1855

Re: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist

Worth reading some of the FT articles by Dan McCrum who spotted dodgy dealings years ago. https://www.ft.com/content/19c6be2a-ee67-11e9-bfa4-b25f11f42901 https://www.ft.com/content/d51a012e-1d6f-11e9-b126-46fc3ad87c65 https://www.ft.com/content/12d751e8-6c0c-11e9-80c7-60ee53e6681d https://www.ft.com...
by Homer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist
Replies: 43
Views: 1855

Re: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist

This is not a big surprise for some. A decent number of journalists and others in the financial world have been all over Wirecard for years. The FT have run numerous stories. These journalists have then been attacked by Wirecard, been sued, been investigated by dodgy private investigation firms and...
by Homer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

It was supposed to be between 40-60% by now. The sad thing is like the UK they still have quite a few people dying every day Just 6.1% of Swedes have developed coronavirus antibodies, study finds despite country's hopes of achieving herd immunity by forgoing lockdown Sweden's loose approach to lock...
by Homer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist
Replies: 43
Views: 1855

Re: €1.9bn fraud - money just doesn't exist

This is not a big surprise for some. A decent number of journalists and others in the financial world have been all over Wirecard for years. The FT have run numerous stories. These journalists have then been attacked by Wirecard, been sued, been investigated by dodgy private investigation firms and ...
by Homer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1073575

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Has anyone looked at Ben Patrick and his Athletic Truth Group? I've been using a few of his ideas for a bit now, seriously considering joining up for the 50 dollars per month. Does put me off slightly that they're nearing 10k people training this way, not sure how much of the promised individual fe...
by Homer
Thu May 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1073575

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Getting out there routinely without worrying regularly about how far/fast might be really useful. As a runner most of us barely register above 'beginner', and the consequences of being 'bigger' and trying to run a lot in a relatively short space of time might be quite bad. Or not even a lot - last ...
by Homer
Thu May 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best ice cream has to be
Replies: 115
Views: 3838

Re: The best ice cream has to be

Thanks to our predominant Italian ancestry, Argentina has incredible ice cream. We have some particular tastes, and of course many of them involve some kind of 'Dulce de Leche' (milky caramel). And don't even mention that damned salted caramel crap. :D Also, we have turned zabaglione ('sambayón') i...
by Homer
Tue May 26, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7406
Views: 372873

Re: Official Braai Thread

Chilli, I ordered baby back pork ribs online and received it yesterday. I want to braai it this evening. Any suggestions? I would suggest a ginger, soy, honey marinade. Cook slowly so that they sugar in the honey doesn't burn. Or Brown sugar, paprika, garlic and all spice rub. Thanks man, I ran out...
by Homer
Tue May 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

11,000 more deaths announced by ONS today for the UK. Starting to become baffled by the figures though. Germany literally did the same exact protocols, one week earlier but only has 8k deaths. The UK now has nearly 46k deaths. 38,000 more. At it's peak even if it's extended deaths and the highest p...
by Homer
Mon May 18, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Back to school or stay at home : 1.6.2020 UK?
Replies: 209
Views: 5899

Re: Back to school or stay at home : 1.6.2020 UK?

Personal view and justification: I would have no issue with sending my son back to school. Obviously his risk of catching the disease will be higher than it would be at home. However, 90% of Covid-19 deaths are aged over 65 and of those younger than 65 most had some form of co-morbidity. Also, for s...
by Homer
Wed May 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1073575

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

I'd do that if I had access to a rower. Not some crazy amount of cardio, so I can get behind that. To be honest it is more of an anaerobic burst. I managed 326m which is a 1:32 split. There are some crazy feckers out there getting 400m plus. Some dubious scores being posted though as they are not v...
by Homer
Fri May 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Physios and Biokineticists: Gammy knee advice.
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Re: Physios and Biokineticists: Gammy knee advice.

Sounds like torn cartilage - had similar on a number of occasions. You've done well to get to 65 before having this. I needed 3 arthroscopies from late 30's onwards to tidy up torn cartilage and hoover up the bits floating around. Google 'Bucket handle tear' - it sounds like your symptoms are very ...
by Homer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Running Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 7493

Re: The Running Thread

I got a pair of Adidas Solar Boost a couple of months ago. Had previously used a pair of Nikes but apparently they aren't making running shoes anymore. They've decided to concentrate on other markets. The Adidas are nice and light. Thought Brooks seemed a good bit heavier when I tried them on. ? Ni...
by Homer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Running Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 7493

Re: The Running Thread

Could someone recommend some good/non-expensive running shoes? I look out for decent running shoes when they are on offer at sportsshoes.com. I got some Adidas Solarboost ('boost' is Adidas premium foam tech) a couple of months back for £80, which is a pretty big reduction and am vey happy with them.
by Homer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Running Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 7493

Re: The Running Thread

EF It's astonishing how quick your endurance builds up if you put in the effort. The 6km I do everyday is now a handy distance while only 4 or 5 weeks ago it was a torturous event. Having said that my groin is now gone from this morning so I should a) have not gone out everyday and b) not posted on...
by Homer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Those death figures coming out of the UK are terrible. Just shocking to read and my heart goes out to all the British posters on this forum. Especially given that you guys have been in living under severe lock-down restrictions for a considerable period of time as well . Feeling very lucky to be li...
by Homer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Starlink satellites tonight..
Replies: 30
Views: 1919

Re: Starlink satellites tonight..

Saw them last night tracking roughly West to East. Was surpised at how bright they were.
by Homer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7406
Views: 372873

Re: Official Braai Thread

Chaps, any tips on marinated chicken on how to make sure it’s cooked through without the skin going too black and burnt ? I just have a small coals braai so can’t adjust height, just the coals temp. When I braai plain chicken it’s fine, just when I do the marinated stuff the kids like. Another opti...
by Homer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What will be interesting longer term is to assess whether this virus has any significant impact on total deaths. To compare England and Wales registered deaths for 1st 10 weeks of the year: 2018 129,983 2019 114,794 2020 116,017 So far no spikes noticed in the weekly total deaths, but that could qu...
by Homer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What will be interesting longer term is to assess whether this virus has any significant impact on total deaths. To compare England and Wales registered deaths for 1st 10 weeks of the year: 2018 129,983 2019 114,794 2020 116,017 So far no spikes noticed in the weekly total deaths, but that could qui...
by Homer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

41 Cool, thanks - couldn’t see that on the beeb or the worldometers site. Still a big fall from the 84 though, let’s hope this continues Suspect ut's just one if those statistical things, where we gad more than expected the day before, and less yesterday. Average the two out and the trend stays the...
by Homer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27448
Views: 668006

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I work in product development for a large auto manufacturer. What has been going on (mostly in the background) from so many companies and individuals is really encouraging. We have been utilising our leverage and expertise in purchasing, logistics, rapid manufacture and mass production to support ex...
by Homer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Corona homeschooling thread
Replies: 44
Views: 1493

Re: The Corona homeschooling thread

sturginho wrote:My daughter is suddenly interested in learning to code. They're using an app called Scratch Jr to put little animations together, anybody know of any other resources for kids to learn to code?
https://hourofcode.com/us/learn
by Homer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How safe is your industry during this Crisis
Replies: 210
Views: 7123

Re: How safe is your industry during this Crisis

Automotive. industry is pretty farked. Was heading for a downturn anyway, but now nobody is able or willing to buy a car at the moment and plants are shutting down. Company has drawn down about $15 billion credit to get us through......
by Homer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Face mask and hand sanitizer recommendations
Replies: 103
Views: 3901

Re: Face mask and hand sanitizer recommendations

We have the possibility in Italy to make our own hand sanitiser - but because supermarkets here are allowed to sell alcohol 95% (it is called "alcohol for food usage"; it is the one we use to make home-made liquors: ie grappa, limoncello, etc). There is a recipe shared by pharmacists all over the C...
by Homer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Courtney Lawes cited
Replies: 269
Views: 14773

Re: Courtney Lawes cited

Brian Moore raised a pertinent point on his Telegraph podcast this week about the North situation. He asked the question: "How are you supposed to legally defend someone diving towards the tryline at knee-height?". For me, the answer is that there isn't really a way to legally defend that, and that...
by Homer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 6818

Re: Your Car History

Alfasud Gold Cloverleaf - Wrote it off :shock: MG Midget 1275 - Sold when I started full-time work Clio Williams - Awesome Corrado VR6 - Nearly killed myself a few times in that 106GTi - Excellent little car Clio RS 182 - Another great hot hatch Clio RS 200 - Massive disappointment Focus ST - Great ...
by Homer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IS TESLA GOING BUST
Replies: 471
Views: 30032

Re: IS TESLA GOING BUST

Tesla's sales in UK are about to go through the roof! April 2020 tax changes set company car tax levels for BEVs at 0% :shock: Tesla Model S vs Merc S Class diesel - Merc driver pays £13k a year extra in tax! Those sales Have already been counted . Come again... Have a look at how orders are counte...
by Homer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IS TESLA GOING BUST
Replies: 471
Views: 30032

Re: IS TESLA GOING BUST

Has anyone here driven a Tesla ? Wondering if a 3 would be a good purchase as my commute now totally fits an EV or hybrid I've driven S, X and 3 Models. They are a nice drive (the instant torque and quiet powertrain). Range is good enough for most people. Obviously cost is pretty high, but as a com...
by Homer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IS TESLA GOING BUST
Replies: 471
Views: 30032

Re: IS TESLA GOING BUST

Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling car in The Netherlands last year, bumping the brand up to 3rd best selling of all, ahead of yer Audis etc. All to do with a tax scheme that ended on 31 Dec apparently so expectations are they'll drop down a bit this year. True. They went all in shipping and regist...
by Homer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IS TESLA GOING BUST
Replies: 471
Views: 30032

Re: IS TESLA GOING BUST

Has anyone here driven a Tesla ? Wondering if a 3 would be a good purchase as my commute now totally fits an EV or hybrid I've driven S, X and 3 Models. They are a nice drive (the instant torque and quiet powertrain). Range is good enough for most people. Obviously cost is pretty high, but as a com...
by Homer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brand loyalty vs supermarket equivalent?
Replies: 89
Views: 3051

Re: Brand loyalty vs supermarket equivalent?

I think you are better off looking at the composition/ingredients of products. I think many people would be surprised how much similar products can vary (and you can't assume the well known brand is better).
by Homer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Qasem Soleimani reportedly gone
Replies: 1260
Views: 37253

Re: Qasem Soleimani reportedly gone

Not sure if already posted, but important information for all posting here....

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2020/01/t ... an-crisis/
by Homer
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1073575

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Bad luck. :thumbdown: Used my new Garmin for parkrun yesterday and found that my heart rate tipped 197 as I put on a last burst for the finish. That's high! Might keep an eye on how high it gets. 197 is certainly high! Are you using a chest HRM or the optical one on the wrist? IME the chest one is ...
by Homer
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas vs England Cricket - Fourth Test Johannesburg
Replies: 1051
Views: 25776

Re: Proteas vs England Cricket - First Test Centurion

Rory Burns out for the series with ankle ligament damage. Sustained in a game of football the squad were playing... Well that's a pretty fu c king stupid way to get an injury like that on tour. Great work lads. It appears to be some sort of rule in cricket that the warm-up must include some 5-a-sid...
by Homer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1073575

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Bad luck. :thumbdown: Used my new Garmin for parkrun yesterday and found that my heart rate tipped 197 as I put on a last burst for the finish. That's high! Might keep an eye on how high it gets. 197 is certainly high! Are you using a chest HRM or the optical one on the wrist? IME the chest one is ...