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by Sterlk
March 22, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 698
Views: 15869

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

The second half was better.

I think we'll be in the eight this year, but not as premiership contenders.
by Sterlk
March 22, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 698
Views: 15869

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

Papalii last tackle hit up at the line, again? Pass it to somebody who's going to do something with it!
by Sterlk
March 22, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 698
Views: 15869

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

Last tackle charge at the line into about 4 defenders. Stupid.
by Sterlk
March 22, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 698
Views: 15869

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

Finally, some points.
by Sterlk
March 22, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 698
Views: 15869

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

Well it hasn't been great so far for us, geez Melbourne look good.

So sick of them being so dominant year after year. Smith is the only big gun left, surely their time at the top has to come to an end soon...
by Sterlk
March 17, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 22305

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Woo! Good to get a win first up, doesn't happen often for us. First time we've kept a team to nil in six years, if the Fox commentators are to be believed. Quite happy with the defense, could be a little critical of all the dropped ball but there was a lot of rain. Melbourne next week, wonder how th...
by Sterlk
March 17, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 22305

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Well the defense is good so far.

Change of plans 20mins before the game, and I had to figure out how to watch live online. Took around 5mins to get Kayo going on my Apple TV; pretty good, might keep it for a while.
by Sterlk
February 25, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

We tried disenfranchisement, but people kept having revolutions There are still some people who aren't entitled to vote, though I doubt their uprising would be too successful: The following Australians are not entitled to enrol and vote: people who are incapable of understanding the nature and sign...
by Sterlk
February 22, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

I suppose it isn't salacious and have an "OMG s/he did what!?!??" effect like so many of the 'MP caught doing bad thing #258' stories we're accustomed to these days, but it's infinitely more important. Think back to the whole Barnaby Joyce affair/baby saga, when his family was still together and his...
by Sterlk
February 22, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

That's... not what I was referring to.

It's amazing that the computer networks of the major parties being hacked by a foreign government isn't considered the biggest political news story of the week.
by Sterlk
February 22, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

... and on that note, I must say I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the most notable news story of the week (not the Julie Biship thing).
by Sterlk
February 22, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

There were about 5 others arguing about this last week, where’d they all go? Just sitting round with pop corn? For reasons of employment, I try not to get too publicly involved in Australian politics. I do like watching other people discuss it, though. I generally either: Prompt discussion by askin...
by Sterlk
February 17, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders stick by Huawei
Replies: 51
Views: 3466

Re: Canberra Raiders stick by Huawei

That one's never going to happen. All I'd like from our sponsor choice is for somebody non-contentious that isn't always in the news for something controversial. You know, a 'normal' sponsor - somebody like Mazda, JB Hi-Fi or LG. At the rate we're going, if Huawei doesn't re-sign we could be looking...
by Sterlk
February 12, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 236
Views: 14282

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Michael Ennis? Booooooo!

EDIT:
Just saw the announcement vid, one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. :roflmao

https://twitter.com/RaidersCanberra/sta ... 0520987649
by Sterlk
February 9, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Finance hat on. For those that can wrap their heads around it, thoughts on the franking credit refund debate? For me, it comes down to whether you accept the core premise that income earned by companies (but passed on to shareholders in the form of dividends) should be taxed at the shareholder's mar...
by Sterlk
January 25, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Fraser Anning formed a party a few weeks ago.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/senator-fra ... -nationals
by Sterlk
January 24, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

There's a very real chance that we'll have legislation passing from a lower house of chest beating faux class warriors into a senate controlled by a few right wing loons from the backblocks of the most ideologically hideous parts of Queensland. For the 2016 double dissolution election, they did the...
by Sterlk
January 23, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Well here's something:

May 18 everybody, mark the date.
Meanwhile, new clues emerged confirming May 18 as the almost-certain election date, with the Liberal Party reserving space that evening at its favoured election-night hotel in Sydney.
by Sterlk
January 23, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1607
Views: 43122

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Surprised this thread has been so quiet for the past few weeks, there's a fair bit going on.
by Sterlk
January 23, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3244
Views: 157377

Re: The Television Thread

True Detective season 3, huh? It's been a while - season 2 aired in 2015.

I want to watch it at some point, but I think I'm going to have to clear my backlog first. It's a pretty big backlog...
by Sterlk
January 17, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1101
Views: 81460

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: 662

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: 1607
Views: 43122

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: 5369
Views: 192633

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: 5510

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: 1607
Views: 43122

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: 5369
Views: 192633

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: Canberra Raiders stick by Huawei
Replies: 51
Views: 3466

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: Canberra Raiders stick by Huawei
Replies: 51
Views: 3466

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: 1607
Views: 43122

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: 5369
Views: 192633

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: 5369
Views: 192633

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: 1607
Views: 43122

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: 1607
Views: 43122

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: 704

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 ...