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by Sterlk
July 30, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1364
Views: 83750

Re: Coronavirus

That reference works better in emergency situations that aren't associated with an infectious virus.
by Sterlk
July 27, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1364
Views: 83750

Re: Coronavirus

Doesn't VIC have a reputation for being quite progressive, compared to the other states? No, they're probably the most conservative State in the country. Are you sure about that? I think that title might belong to QLD or WA. I always think of this quote when the political leanings of VIC are mentio...
by Sterlk
July 27, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1364
Views: 83750

Re: Coronavirus

Explains why that state is such a **** Doesn't VIC have a reputation for being quite progressive, compared to the other states? Refusing to wear a mask tends to be associated with people who are the opposite of progressive. I can only expect that if a 'wear a mask' mandate was implemented in other ...
by Sterlk
July 26, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan James set to sign with Raiders
Replies: 153
Views: 20268

Re: Ryan James set to sign with Raiders

Raiders recruitment boss Peter Mullholland wrote:He gives us that experience and leadership. Whether he's a regular starter, who knows.
Titans captain. :roflmao

(Quote from the CT article)
by Sterlk
July 26, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Semi Valemei's epic journey to the Canberra Raiders
Replies: 15
Views: 2226

Re: 2020 Rd 12 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Pretty telling when the backline is absolutely decimated, and Curtis Scott still doesn't make the predictions for next week's team.

At the start of the year, this was our starting centre.
by Sterlk
July 24, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 103594

Re: The Video Game Thread

I watched the Xbox games showcase today. Super disappointing. I wasn't sold by the PS5 presentation, and this one was worse. Both companies are playing chicken with each other, and it's getting really frustrating. Cinematic trailers galore and next to no gameplay (Xbox is a bigger offender here than...
by Sterlk
July 17, 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cotric signs with Bulldogs on $2 million three year deal
Replies: 938
Views: 117918

Re: Cotric set to head to Bulldogs on three year deal worth $650,000 a season

Taking the extra money to go to the Bulldogs probably isn't the smartest idea, with their epic 1 win of the season so far. Feels eerily similar to all those players who take big money deals at the Titans, and are never heard from again. The Raiders are a halfway decent shot at a premiership over the...
by Sterlk
July 17, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 103594

Re: The Video Game Thread

I got Watch Dogs 2 for $20 a couple of days ago on Xbox, on special as a promo as part of the whole marketing campaign for Watch Dogs Legion. I played the first one back when it originally came out, had a good time with that back in the day but it was far less than it was hyped up to be. Hadn't both...
by Sterlk
July 14, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1364
Views: 83750

Re: Coronavirus

Predictions on when NSW will go back into lockdown (if at all)?

I'm going to say next Thursday, 23rd.
by Sterlk
July 11, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 9 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 680
Views: 32922

Re: 2020 Rd 9 V Storm: Game Day

Our dwindling chances of going one better this year all but disappeared when Hodgson's ACL went. Yes, he hasn't been fantastic recently, but we're not winning a premiership without an in-form Josh Hodgson - we had to hope he would find form. Havili probably just isn't good enough to take us there.
by Sterlk
July 3, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1364
Views: 83750

Re: Coronavirus

To be fair, how many international arrivals have the ACT, TAS, etc. had to place in hotel quarantine? I expect it's mostly VIC and NSW dealing with all that, and NSW obviously has done it better than VIC, though it's probably a bit of an oversimplification to go 'we're all awesome except for those l...
by Sterlk
June 18, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 103594

Re: The Video Game Thread

Yeah, they can both lie sideways. Nothing particularly fancy about the Xbox design, but as a full-grown adult I think I'd prefer something conservative that blends in nicely at home, rather that something that screams 'look at my l33t new console, bro!'.
by Sterlk
June 17, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 103594

Re: The Video Game Thread

What do people think about the design of the PS5, by the way? Size comparisons so far seem to conclude that the thing is huge , and regarding the design in general - personally, I'm not a fan. I'm more on board with the design of the disk-less version, which appears to be the 'design lead'; the vers...
by Sterlk
June 2, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3566
Views: 203895

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: 3566
Views: 203895

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: 63
Views: 8932

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: 1177
Views: 103594

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: 1177
Views: 103594

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 1364
Views: 83750

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: 1177
Views: 103594

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: 1177
Views: 103594

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: 33818

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: 49
Views: 2450

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: 33818

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: 33818

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: 33818

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: 3566
Views: 203895

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: 3566
Views: 203895

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: 1364
Views: 83750

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: 1364
Views: 83750

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: 1364
Views: 83750

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: 3566
Views: 203895

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: 49
Views: 2450

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...