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by kiap
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should NSW be relegated?
Replies: 175
Views: 3822

Re: Should NSW be relegated?

Western Sydney would rival anywhere for ‘rugby’ talent. It’s a shame that there’s no benevolent rugby loving billionaire that would bankroll a side, because you just know that in 5-10 years the place would be producing superstars. Indeed. The bloke who wanted to bankroll it got told to geffarked. S...
by kiap
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should NSW be relegated?
Replies: 175
Views: 3822

Re: Should NSW be relegated?

The first year...TWO players not in the system were selected. One of whom is Max Douglas, who has now found his way onto the Tahs extended squad. Hallelujah. The other was ... Tizzano (might've actually been a third player in 2018, Viliami Lea, heavy-set winger, ex Qld, then Rats in Shute ... who m...
by kiap
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bumboys v Rabble
Replies: 55
Views: 993

Re: Bumboys v Rabble

That's red
by kiap
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should NSW be relegated?
Replies: 175
Views: 3822

Re: Should NSW be relegated?

Point of clarity on private schools - objection to the concept (Mat the Expat style) in its entirety is different to being annoyed at paying the fees. The irony here is I paid the fees, yet don't object to the concept. Go figure. Me neither. Although I object to paying them top-ups for aquatic cent...
by kiap
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Highlanders - Friday 05 March - March Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 2565

Re: Chiefs vs Highlanders - Friday 05 March - March Thread

Enzedder wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:40 am 80 metres run by Nareki for the Highlanders to score.
Bidduva wrecking ball
by kiap
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Charles Piutau switches to Tonga
Replies: 31
Views: 1942

Re: Charles Piutau switches to Tonga

vintage_cox wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:38 pm Leave the loophole, but make it that you have to take part in the Olympic tournament, not just a random qualifier
For clarity, who exactly are you suggesting gets to make that call?
by kiap
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27173
Views: 1045965

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Sarah Hanson-Young is hinting at naming him in Parliament if nothing else comes of it... I'd reckon Christian Porter will have to make a statement sooner rather than later. Identifies himself as the accused and it goes on from there. ̶M̶a̶r̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶P̶a̶y̶n̶e̶'̶s̶ Linda Reynolds' days as the defence...
by kiap
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27173
Views: 1045965

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It’d be pretty rum if the AG himself was the one allegedly being investigated Holy cow I don't know for certain but missing the appointment of not one but two high court judges is very strange given he is the AG. Aren't you at the private bar? You'd know that is no small thing. Noted, thanks The on...
by kiap
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

it's about advertising revenue. In the context of the thread, yes, that's the bottom line. The wrap of events in Aus, though, are just a tiny sliver of the story. Less than one hundredth of it. The anti-competitive practices worldwide, rigged pricing bid systems and outright collusion has just been...
by kiap
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

This scene is done. The camera moves on. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2021/02/24/australia-shows-you-can-stand-up-to-big-tech-canada-should-do-the-same.html ... “It is about levelling the playing field,” Guilbeault said then. “Those who benefit from the Canadian ecosystem must also con...
by kiap
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

towny wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:40 pm Facebook has also said they’re willing to pay for content, which is what they’re now happily doing.
It essentially just boils down to that.

Weren't paying before, will be in future.
by kiap
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nige: 'England were robbed'
Replies: 57
Views: 3555

Re: Nige: 'England were robbed'

Flametop wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:20 am
eldanielfire wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:17 am I wonder how Nigel's ex-referee colleagues feel about him regularly slagging off their decisions in public?
It was always about Nige.
100%
by kiap
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 131
Views: 9300

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

I not a fan of Sonja and her hairdcore interview style. I think she's awful same way I think John Inverdale is. It's not mysonginistic she's just shite. Was Inverdale the bloke with the rose-cvnted glasses? ... He'd at least get points for that. I very rarely get to see anything of the 6N but even ...
by kiap
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

what if Bloomberg started linking their own stories here and demanding PR pay them for stealing their content? That’s what you guys think is fair, right? Is that your opinion? If PR was a corporation that extracted circa four billion in the local market over the last four years then yes, they need ...
by kiap
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels
Replies: 112
Views: 1563

Re: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels

Nice OP :thumbup:

Thorny is lookin' a bit Russki these days?
by kiap
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

guy smiley wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 am
kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:43 am GS - try this - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/google.

The Guardian will appreciate the click, and it not be viewed via Facebook feed where they get no benefit.
I cancelled my subscription to the Guardian over their stance on this issue.

Still waiting.
LOL
by kiap
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

The previous time I block-quoted one of Towny's posts his reply was ... chirping crickets ... But, one for the road: I got a bored reading some of this drivel after half the first page. I can’t imagine it was going to get better. I thought the ignorance here was mostly focused on rugby, but it seems...
by kiap
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

towny wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:04 pm Is that so? What errors in fact did I make?
Are you saying your rant was omni-perfection?

It wasn't just slapped together with balloons and doof-doof music for Mog?
by kiap
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

Mog The Almighty wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:07 pm :lol: I thought it was a quality rant. You could be a writer or journalist.

It's hard to write huge long slabs of text and keep people engaged and interested.
The truest thing he wrote was this...
towny wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:42 pm I see that I agree with Mog and GS.

Suddenly my confidence is shaken.
by kiap
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

freddie111 wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:16 am Wrt Amp it allows you to get the cached version super fast while Google
It also makes the gateway the destination. Gamekeeper turned poach.

And it's gotta be acknowledged Google is the first tier player in this game. Facebook is the ersatz version.
by kiap
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Trans Tasman Super Rugby series
Replies: 59
Views: 1423

Re: The Trans Tasman Super Rugby series

Shrekles wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:35 am
Slim 293 wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:33 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:24 am Will stan be showing SR Aotearoa?
Yes.
Is that the only place we can get access to the games in Australia though?
Probably, apart from one of the SRAu games (I think per round) on Nine GEM, free to air.
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Trans Tasman Super Rugby series
Replies: 59
Views: 1423

Re: The Trans Tasman Super Rugby series

Slim 293 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:19 pm Stan have also just announced they'll be showing Japan's Top League... :thumbup:
Schweet :nod:
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5211

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

Bindi wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:38 am Whilst this was purely done to appease big Rupret, the outcome is quite nice.
Got a feeling this sort of model will spread to some more countries.
guy smiley wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:50 am I’m in the boat with those who find it hilarious.
It is pretty funny.

Possibly not for the reason you think, though.
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Sorry, you're saying it's a "small negative" but they'll simultaneously be better off? Yes, since content providers have the prospect of being more fairly paid. F'rinstance, an organisation representing just 2% of the top 20 news websites by viewership recently inked an agreement with google for $3...
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

I don't think this is the positive outcome that Kiap is saying it is. I said it was a small negative. That's this morning. But you have been joyously supporting this legislation for months, promoting it at every opportunity knowing full well that today's outcome was very likely. Facebook blocking a...
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Ali's Choice wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:37 am I don't think this is the positive outcome that Kiap is saying it is.
I said it was a small negative.
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

I am shocked at the number of people who use Facebook for news, or anything actually. Grandpas. You old fellas need to get hip with the internet jive. Yep! Mind you, it's interesting to see how FB's algorithm is working to keep up - lots of posts from groups I'm a member of I haven't seen for ages....
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

When you say providers "weren't getting their dime..." you're not suggesting that there is no way providers were able monetise visits to their site? Not enough. They're better off where the middleman pays. I ask it this way ... Did Zvcker just say, fvcker, there's no money for me in news so I can't...
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Kiap, since you have been by far the biggest supporter of this media bill on this forum, can you please explain how FB blocking all Australian news sites is a positive outcome for our news organisations? It's probably a small negative - by that, I mean ... ... for both Facebook itself and content p...
by kiap
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

BOM page gone as well as the ABC so no weather or bushfire alerts. This is a great day for Australian news. Fantastic that the Aus govt really took it up to the big guys and showed em. ScoMo... getting shit done :thumbup: Fantastic. Be sure to thank your pal Zuck for all he's done. :thumbup: Then g...
by kiap
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Facebook (and all their associated properties) were a by-catch here. Rightly so, but by-catch nonetheless. But, hey! I think I might ... just maybe ... find a way to live with this. :lol: Good luck with trying to extort one of the biggest companies on the planet :lol: I agree with the idea of curbin...
by kiap
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: India v England T/20 series
Replies: 369
Views: 12010

Re: India v England test series

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:00 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:40 am After winning 6 away tests in a row I suppose I shouldn't be to downhearted
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by kiap
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3392
Views: 85353

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Isn't AC airflow 'one way' (from outside to in)? The outside exhaust air is just from the cooling of the condensors, I thought? Second point, yep, it's just heat exchange if it's a split system outside unit. No specific 'AC airflow' there. Obviously would still need ventilation (airflow) somewhere ...
by kiap
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

This is why I can’t be arsed with this thread or this place most of the time... material isn’t discussed. Oh contraire. Questions were answered. Then you didn't return. For those arguing in favour, a question... why does the policy being floated not include support extending to the public broadcast...
by kiap
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2453
Views: 52733

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

I think he saw the writing on the wall. Maybe going to Glasgow will add some steel to his game, but he's not even a certainty for the Tahs this season, who will use him in rotation with Harris and Swinton. He's still young, might come back. The Wallabies won't be weakened significantly by his leavi...
by kiap
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

Jeff Jarvis is professor of journalism at the City University of New York. He's also -- I kid you not -- the irony-free author of "What would Google do?" What would Jesus do, I ask you, as he admiringly shills his arse off for them? Everyone knows that Jarvis is a tool, and that’s why he is regular...
by kiap
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

From SMH today: Seven West Media inks $30 million-a-year Google deal By Zoe Samios and Lisa Visentin February 15, 2021 — 10.30am ... The Kerry Stokes-controlled media company announced to the stock exchange on Monday that it had agreed to a “long-term partnership” with Google to provide news content...
by kiap
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?
Replies: 392
Views: 8456

Re: Australian Posters, what is this Yahoo search bullshit? Have Google gone Nuclear?

^Pony-tailed nazi? ... Anyway, the process moves on. From the AFR: Google desperate for deals in effort to avoid code Miranda Ward Feb 15, 2021 – 12.00am ... A Senate committee recommended the passage of the legislation on Friday afternoon, saying it was “confident” the bill would deliver on its int...
by kiap
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th
Replies: 176
Views: 13444

Re: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th

Good graph. Not in quantity. V2 ('African variant') came from Europe Source : Link below (with lots to read) https://www-news24-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.news24.com/amp/health24/medical/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/how-scientists-found-the-fingerprint-behind-south-africas-covid-19-virus-202...
by kiap
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th
Replies: 176
Views: 13444

Re: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th

ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:52 am The V2 variant was discovered here because South Africa is the world leader in genome sequencing.
Per capita?

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