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by Sterlk
January 17, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1101
Views: 80031

Re: The Video Game Thread

Those of you with Xboxes - if you haven't seen it they're doing a 'first month' discount for Xbox Game Pass. $1. It's the Netflix of gaming, for those playing along at home. There's some good stuff on there, been using it a bit while I'm on break. I completed Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice, the Life is...
by Sterlk
January 14, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Issues
Topic: Are you an IT professional/expert who'd like to...
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Are you an IT professional/expert who'd like to...

Out of curiosity - I'm sure The GH has DEV/TEST environments?

Without wanting to cast aspersions at well-intentioned volunteers, this thread makes my alarm bells ring, hard. :lol:
by Sterlk
January 10, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33713

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

There's a fair bit of far-right support in QLD. Last election One Nation got about 9% of Senate first preferences there, which is more than double any other state. If there's anywhere far-right figures can get elected, its probably QLD. Last time around he was elected from the One Nation ticket thou...
by Sterlk
January 1, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5348
Views: 189755

Re: What has made/ruined your day

Made: Picking up piano again after ~1 year, and progressing through the 'lesson songs' really quickly, it isn't all gone like I thought it was! At my best I was intermediate-ish and could play songs like Scarborough Fair, The Entertainer, Over the Rainbow, etc. Ruined: Watching this guy and realisin...
by Sterlk
December 21, 2018, 6:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hodgson announced as co-captain
Replies: 118
Views: 4996

Re: Hodgson announced as co-captain

Not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand it's a little bit of assurance that our best player isn't going anywhere soon, and it makes a lot of sense.

On the other hand, I feel for Croker a little bit, and I've always had an irrational dislike for multiple captains in a team.
by Sterlk
December 20, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33713

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Something I just discovered that's irrationally annoying: Newspoll appears to not have taken redistributions into account for their predictions. The "breakdown current prediction by" section of their site shows the ACT with two HoR seats - we now have three. I recall the consensus that the redistrib...
by Sterlk
December 17, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5348
Views: 189755

Re: What has made/ruined your day

I got bitten on the bridge of my nose by a mosquito while in the pool. Rude.
by Sterlk
December 12, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Huawei CFO arrested
Replies: 27
Views: 1533

Re: Huawei CFO arrested

gergreg wrote:
December 12, 2018, 7:13 am
Who is on the board?
A bunch of dairy and food business execs. A couple of them have worked for/advised government before, but more in a contracting/public service sense - nowhere near close to having the PM on your board.

https://ccfa.com.au/management-our-people
by Sterlk
December 11, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Huawei CFO arrested
Replies: 27
Views: 1533

Re: Huawei CFO arrested

Why is it that the Raiders always have major sponsors that have links to politics and political interests? I know Canberra is the seat of government and all that, but the politicians are all here representing their own areas of the country - nary a Raiders supporter among them, if any. You've got Hu...
by Sterlk
December 11, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33713

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Saw this yesterday:



Andy Serkis, the voice of Gollum from Lord of the Rings, dressed as Theresa May, doing the Gollum voice and talking about the 'precious' Brexit deal.

Whatever your thoughts on Brexit, this is definitely worth watching.
by Sterlk
December 9, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5348
Views: 189755

Re: What has made/ruined your day

85% black/white/grey - not just black. The colours that are either on the monochrome scale, or weird hybrids that are closer to grey than - for instance - blue. Largest chunk of that would've been white, I'd never buy a black car in a place where summer gets well into the 30s and above. If you looke...
by Sterlk
December 8, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5348
Views: 189755

Re: What has made/ruined your day

Read a car article today where the writer was bemoaning the loss of colour in cars, saying most cars these days are grey, grey, grey and more grey. What has been seen cannot be unseen. Having just driven home, I estimate 85% black/white/grey, 10% red and red variants, 4% blue and blue variants, and ...
by Sterlk
November 28, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33713

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Of course it woudn't be normal if we saw an elected PM see out their full term. Haven't had that since KRudd's first stint. Further back, I think. John Howard would've been the last. Rudd was toppled by Gillard in 2010, then stayed on and re-contested his seat in the 2010 election. Not quite a full...
by Sterlk
November 25, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33713

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Quote from the Canberra Times: Concern about “losing the base” was the best reason many of them could come up with for why Turnbull was ousted. They said Turnbull was turning off the (more conservative) Liberal Party membership. The problem with this reasoning is quite a big problem. In the United S...
by Sterlk
November 11, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: Ubank
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Ubank

Yeah, that is a bit of a pain. Worth it though. If you keep your NAB transaction account you'll presumably be keeping a fair bit of money in there, for regular and emergency expenses - because transfers between banks takes a good day or so. That's money you don't get interest on. With a transaction ...
by Sterlk
November 10, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: Ubank
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Ubank

If you're dead set on keeping your NAB transaction account, you could easily do the same thing with UBank - just set up a transaction account (which you won't use), and meet the monthly deposit requirements - hey presto! 2.87%p.a. If you're one of the endangered species these days that feels loyalty...
by Sterlk
November 10, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: Ubank
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Ubank

I was with UBank for years while I was saving up to buy my place. Not anymore though, their home loans don't have 100% offset, which for me makes them not worth a second glance. If you don't want the transaction account with them, you can set up an automated deposits from an account elsewhere - from...
by Sterlk
September 21, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33713

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Here's an interesting one - the ABC has a cynicism test: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-20/in-a-nation-of-cynics-we-are-flocking-to-the-fringe/10281522 https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HETS9b5.png I probably expected to be on the more cynical side, what surprised me is how positive everybody else appa...
by Sterlk
August 25, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13486

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Well, that was unexpected. A nice way for the Raiders to end the season at home.

Also, that 10 year old girl singing at halftime had some pipes. She got a cheer from the crowd as if the Raiders had scored a try, you don't see that from the halftime entertainment too often.
by Sterlk
August 19, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 23 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 408
Views: 16443

Re: 2018 Rd 23 V Roosters: Game Day

I can't believe we won that. The whole second half I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.
by Sterlk
July 21, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5348
Views: 189755

Re: What has made/ruined your day

Yeah, I know it doesn't have an ER. I asked him if he wanted Emergency, but all I could get out of him was "new hospital". I give it a 50/50 shot that I've either helped him or sent him on a wild goose chase. Didn't look particularly sickly or injured himself, could have had somebody else in the car...
by Sterlk
July 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5348
Views: 189755

Re: What has made/ruined your day

Neither made, nor ruined, but feel like I need to apologise to the guy. Indian guy near Lake Ginninderra waved me down for directions when I'm in the car, stopped and wound down my window. Seemed like he had a tenuous grasp on English, but looking for the 'new hospital'. I told him where it was, but...
by Sterlk
July 20, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 19 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 700
Views: 25541

Re: 2018 Rd 19 V Sharks: Game Day

Well that was an absolute crock. To quote the NRL: "The touchy shouldn't have raised his flag, that was an error, and then play should've stopped at that point," an NRL spokesman said. ... and then the 'forward' pass. :nooo I'd pretty much given up on our season before this game, but for it to end l...
by Sterlk
July 10, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 17 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 633
Views: 24435

Re: 2018 Rd 17 V Bulldogs: Game Day

I guess its not a great look, BJ is a total meathead, but its hardly "one of the ugliest acts I’ve seen on a football field". Sensationalism at its finest right there, its not even close to the worst. When I saw it live I thought he was a hot-headed moron, and I still do. But really, all the shoving...
by Sterlk
July 7, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 17 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 633
Views: 24435

Re: 2018 Rd 17 V Bulldogs: Game Day

Well that game was definitely something.

Blake Austin looking quite unhappy in the post-match Fox interview.
by Sterlk
June 30, 2018, 10:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 16 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 695
Views: 21274

Re: 2018 Rd 16 V Broncos: Game Day

Ugh... again, and again, and again, and again.

Specialists at losing the games nobody else can, we'll find a way.
by Sterlk
June 8, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 14 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 771
Views: 20871

Re: 2018 Rd 14 V Panthers: Game Day

One of the strangest games I think I've ever seen.

We didn't deserve to win it, and we didn't.
by Sterlk
June 3, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3145
Views: 151664

Re: The Television Thread

Well... just watched the finale of The Americans. An utterly fitting sendoff, I'm genuinely quite sad its over.
by Sterlk
May 26, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3145
Views: 151664

Re: The Television Thread

I just found out/rediscovered that next weeks episode of The Americans is the series finale. :( Brilliant show, longtime critical-darling and one of the best there's been for quite some time. If you've never seen it, I highly recommend it. There's been a lot of shows that I've been watching for year...
by Sterlk
May 25, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 12 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 752
Views: 24170

Re: 2018 Rd 12 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Woo hoo! A win, and a close win at that. 10mins to go I thought we couldn't have won that game in a fit, the people behind us had left.

Its not perfect, but I'm happy after a Raiders game for once... its enough. :)
by Sterlk
April 17, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 5294
Views: 416725

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

I only heard that Austin was off contract when I watched the weekend's game on nrl.com just then (was at the Commonwealth Games so missed it). Everybody here seems to be talking about signing a half due to the likely loss of Austin. Like it or not, IMO what we've seen at the start of the season so f...
by Sterlk
March 11, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Issues
Topic: Board updates
Replies: 109
Views: 6413

Re: Board updates

Arghh!!!

First time here in a while, and right after that first loss.

Change... change... the horror!

*faints*
by Sterlk
March 11, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 695
Views: 25215

Re: 2018 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Well that's a shame.

That 20% possession statistic they called out on TV in the second half was crazy. It started so well...

Hopefully its not going to be another season for the masochists, more close losses we do not need.
by Sterlk
January 22, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3145
Views: 151664

Re: The Television Thread

Edmund Barton was also a very big supporter of the White Australia policy fyi What point are you trying to make? People are a product of their times. The founding fathers in the US owned slaves. People used to be burned for being 'witches'. Barton was in power in 1901, if you're going to call out e...
by Sterlk
January 8, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5348
Views: 189755

Re: What has made/ruined your day

Surprise quiche!

Stopped at the petrol station to fill up, got hungry, it was a Coles Express with some pies. Decided on an "Egg and Bacon pie", thinking it would of course be a regular meat pie with bits of egg and bacon. Lo and behold, its a quiche.