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by Sterlk
June 2, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3530
Views: 193526

Re: The Television Thread

First ep in, I'm enjoying it more than I probably should. The Chinese 'challenge' at the end of the episode is bloody brilliant!
by Sterlk
June 2, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3530
Views: 193526

Re: The Television Thread

Just booted up Netflix, there's a new Steve Carell show called "Space Force" that appears to mock Trump's Space Force. Gold! :lol: In the quick trailer, they're all laughing about the creation of Space Force, unbeknownst to one of them that he'll be running it. EDIT: There's some big names behind th...
by Sterlk
May 28, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: NRL set for massive payday in historic Foxtel, Nine broadcast deal
Replies: 62
Views: 7905

Re: NRL set for massive payday in historic Foxtel, Nine broadcast deal

It isn't specified, but I bet the revised deal with Ch 9 until 2022 allows them to continue dictating the scheduling so the Broncos get 5x the FTA games we do... I can feel it in my bones.
by Sterlk
May 27, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1167
Views: 98432

Re: The Video Game Thread

Is the amount of VC you get for 12min qtrs appropriate for the extra time it takes? I've just been playing 5mins.

I don't particularly care about the awards, though if they're not paying you 2.4x the amount of VC for 2.4x the amount of playtime - that's a bit of a ripoff.
by Sterlk
May 26, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1167
Views: 98432

Re: The Video Game Thread

So with my improved knowledge of how the player attributes work in NBA 2K20, I built a new character in the test-lab-thing and played a game at 99 overall... it was an absolute blitz, super-fast SG slasher scoring something like 50 points solo. The glimpse of what could be is tempting enough to make...
by Sterlk
May 21, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ticketed members offered two months Kayo for $5
Replies: 24
Views: 3433

Re: Ticketed members offered two months Kayo for $5

From Don Furner in an email today: We understand the cessation of the competition and government rules still in effect have affected our ticketed members entitlements. Staff are currently working on a plan for any lost entitlements you may have occurred during this crisis. More information regarding...
by Sterlk
May 20, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ticketed members offered two months Kayo for $5
Replies: 24
Views: 3433

Re: Ticketed members offered two months Kayo for $5

Anybody heard anything new about free/discounted Kayo access for when the season resumes? It would be somewhat rude to expect ticketed members, who are locked out of games and can't use the tickets they've paid for, to pay full price to watch it on TV. Yes, free trials remain an option, though I'm d...
by Sterlk
May 18, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

China saying they'll support a probe into COVID once it's under control. I must admit, it's a pleasant surprise to see something other than belligerent obfuscation, even if it may only be lip service due to the 110+ countries on 'the other side'. Here's hoping that when push comes to shove, they're ...
by Sterlk
May 14, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1167
Views: 98432

Re: The Video Game Thread

I've also been playing NBA 2K20 on Xbox Game Pass, nearly at the end of a full season of My Career. Quite enjoyable; I got quite a lot of the currency you use to upgrade your player for free as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perks, so I was 'competent' pretty much straight away, rather than being a...
by Sterlk
May 14, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1167
Views: 98432

Re: The Video Game Thread

For anybody wondering what PS5 and Xbox Series X are capable of, a tech demo for Unreal Engine 5: d8B1LNrBpqc This is the sort of fidelity you'll start seeing later in the generation, I think (if it ever quite gets there in terms of real games that developers make), though it's damned impressive...
by Sterlk
May 12, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 30091

Re: Queensland government holds firm on flu shots impacting Canberra Raiders trio

One of the more interesting considerations here is Papalii and State of Origin.

I wonder if he'll cave if he's unable to play for QLD without the shot.
by Sterlk
May 12, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 649

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

Alan Jones is calling it quits on his radio career.

I wonder if it was voluntary, or 'voluntary'.
by Sterlk
May 7, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 30091

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

It's a fair point on maintaining the support of the playing group - I'm just pointing out the problems in the argument Ricky's making.

Whether he believes his own words or not, the wording is still attempting to make a point, and is fair game for scrutiny.
by Sterlk
May 7, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 30091

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

“At no stage did they want to create any media attention,” Stuart said. “So it’s not an anti-vax crusades. No one is making a statement. This was about their own private and personal principles.” Seems kind of beside the point. I believe Ricky is exhibiting an example of siege mentality in defense ...
by Sterlk
May 7, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 30091

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

Seems somewhat of an overreaction from dubby, especially since one of the hallmarks of the 'hated' modern era is the propensity of people to overreact.
by Sterlk
April 30, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3530
Views: 193526

Re: The Television Thread

Another one down, this time it's "The Good Place".

I came onto that one a year or two after it started, though enjoyed it all the way through. A fascinating concept and story, executed really well.
by Sterlk
April 29, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3530
Views: 193526

Re: The Television Thread

Just finished the last episode of Modern Family. There's quite a few longstanding shows finishing up this year. Probably closer to comfort food than critical darling in its later years, but I'm sad to see it end - even though it had to happen eventually. It was frequently heartwarming, and I've now ...
by Sterlk
April 28, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

I'm curious Q - what is this business of yours and how is it doing? What happens if the revenue stops coming in?

You wouldn't betray your ideals and apply for help from the government, would you? You'd rather freeze to death, penniless and homeless in an alley, I assume?
by Sterlk
April 28, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

That's a completely different kettle of fish; most people are going on about the government having access to their data - anything that might come about as a result of bluetooth being on will have nothing to do with the government. I'll drop the sarcastic tone of my last post and talk about it serio...
by Sterlk
April 27, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

Conspiracy theorists take note: If you follow the advice of doctors because they know better than you when it comes to medicine (and you should), you should listen to the techies when they look at this app and their conclusion on privacy is: "meh". The cliff notes for how this thing works is you get...
by Sterlk
April 27, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3530
Views: 193526

Re: The Television Thread

Finally watched the last few episodes of The Magicians. Pretty good finale for a show that didn't know it was getting cancelled.

Alas, there goes another one of the best shows on TV...
by Sterlk
April 21, 2020, 11:25 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 649

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

This chart below a perfect example of the type of shenanigans that can occur when you have partisan interests drawing boundary lines. A 'fair' result here is 60/40 orange/purple split, but all sorts of things can happen when people start drawing lines in creative ways... https://cdn.britannica.com/6...
by Sterlk
April 21, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 649

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

What on Earth is going on in here... The US electoral system is objectively horrible. Gerrymandering runs rampant, non-compulsory voting allows fringe interests to dominate, first-past-the-post voting, each state is their own little electoral fiefdom and run off doing their own thing like a bunch of...
by Sterlk
April 20, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: The phone thread
Replies: 298
Views: 39531

Re: The phone thread

This feels like an appropriate time to give this thread another bump, since there are so many people at the moment whose jobs have been eradicated by COVID-19. My view is that if you're paying more than $20-$30 a month for your phone plan (excluding handset repayments), you're probably getting rippe...
by Sterlk
April 20, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

That is a lot of frequent flyer points to lose. Ouch. I'm with Qantas, and accrue the bulk of my points through a no-annual-fee credit card that I pay off in full each month. I don't get anywhere near those dizzying heights, in fact it's never been over 100k points, but as far as 'something for noth...
by Sterlk
April 18, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

Ill **** smash my phone before im told to download a **** spy app. Hate to tell you mate but if you have a mobile phone they can track and spy on you whether you have an app or not. I have a Huawei phone. Means I have both the Chinese and Google spying. Probably reading this as I'm typing. Also mea...
by Sterlk
April 12, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

All these people chomping at the bit for restrictions to go away in response to the flattening curve, it's really quite annoying. We know what'll happen if restrictions are lifted, I wish the media would stop echoing this and creating a 'release us' sentiment among the public. It's been a few weeks....
by Sterlk
April 10, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

I saw a theory that we're in the green zone. Makes more sense than a 25% US stocks jump during COVID.

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by Sterlk
April 10, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

Can anybody explain why the US stock market is on the rise? ASX maybe; things are relatively under control here... but America? The S&P 500 looks to be up around 25% since its low on March 23, all whilst COVID sweeps through the country like wildfire. They'll hit 500k confirmed cases in a few days -...
by Sterlk
April 6, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1167
Views: 98432

Re: The Video Game Thread

Cyberpunk? It is indeed delayed, still a good few months away. An automatic purchase, for me. CD Projekt Red are one of the few good guys of the industry, from them you have little to fear in terms of putting out a Star Wars Battlefront 2, Fallout 76, Anthem, etc. If you could bet on whether Cyberpu...
by Sterlk
April 5, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

The data source doesn't matter too much; if you're picking up the numbers and running your own math over the top, you're always going to end up with very different numbers since you're using a different method to calculate what the mortality is. I think you might be on your own here. I've always und...
by Sterlk
April 5, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

We and Germany have a 5% mortality rate (and dropping) 0.5%, for us. 30 of 5,538 US is at nearly 3% I think they officially measure mortality as deaths/recoveries, rather than deaths/total cases. Did you do those numbers yourself based on deaths/recoveries? If not, it looks more like whoever did th...
by Sterlk
April 5, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

Seiffert82 wrote:
April 4, 2020, 8:58 am
We and Germany have a 5% mortality rate (and dropping)
0.5%, for us.

30 of 5,538

US is at nearly 3%
by Sterlk
April 3, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1184
Views: 53733

Re: Coronavirus

I like the deer on the streets of London, I wish we had that. The goats of Wales, too. Kangaroos don't count - they're always hanging around in Canberra. I can see them out the window even when there isn't a pandemic. If there was a bunch of them just hopping along down deserted streets as would-be ...
by Sterlk
April 1, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sponsors sticking by Canberra Raiders
Replies: 16
Views: 1783

Re: Sponsors sticking by Canberra Raiders

As much as I'll never use a Huawei phone, I have to both appreciate their support of the Raiders and admire their tenacity.

Banned from 5G. Crippled Android mobiles caused by US sanctions. Still - they soldier on in Australia.