Best posts made by antipodean
RE: Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz
@tim You may find that funny but for some of us it is a serious issue.
Are you worried you'll get pregnant?
RE: Super Rugby News
So, how does this fit with the Crusaders' much vaunted culture?
Crusaders spokesperson explained this:
"Only the Crusaders culture can turn Reece into a functioning member of society. We definitely didn't need another winger."
RE: Fern Helpline
Right place for this then? I'm struggling to figure out how to deal with this one (not exactly major)....
So my boss - really nice guy, always means well and does fight my corner if it's required. But...I can't have a conversation with him about anything without getting one sentence in and then hearing a 5 minute (at least) personal anecdote from him on a same/similar topic. We have a weekly one-to-one and I've given up. There is no point me trying to raise anything anymore as I don't get a chance to say my piece AND I get regaled with a monologue about an experience I have no interest in.
I don't really know what to do about it - if I say something then I'm sure that would just make him completely shut down in future due to being so self conscious about it - or am I projecting?
On the way to work, grab a stick. At the beginning of the meeting hold up the stick and explain the purpose of the stick is to denote who may talk. Tell him to nod if he understands. If he says yes, hit him with the stick.
Latest posts made by antipodean
RE: SRA 2021 Round 1: Highlanders v Crusaders
Fucking hell BOK is gay for the crusaders - that was a straight red to Moody. Then lets him put his hands on the ground as Smith is trying for the ball there.
Straight red? You have to be kidding.
Striking to the face. Multiple times. Red card.
Open palm push whilst being held off the ball?
Push was the first one. The rest were open palm striking when Moody's lizard brain engaged.
Props for you.
RE: Coronavirus - UK
@tewaio Glad you aren't feeling too bad.
Think some of these test results a bit shonky. Very odd that your wife who actually is ill is negative, whilst you positive.
My neighbour had all the symptoms (nailed Covid bingo as he called it) and tested negative as well as negative for the antibodies. He couldn't tell the difference between tea and coffee!
Bit of an update, my wife tested negative again and is feeling better. I've got right off a cliff though, absolutely exhausted and short of breath. Getting up to use the loo feels like having run a 5k. Been quarantined to a bedroom and the mother in law is here helping with the baby. Not fun.
Sounds like a good dose of man flu.
RE: Lockdown Check In
@voodoo Thanks mate.
Ordered a lot of hawkes bay lagers to watch the rugby with my dad this weekend.
I straight up didn't know this existed.
That's a great can design, I'd drink that beer
RE: Coronavirus - Overall
From the study:
This study’s sample presents an average age-at-death of 72.9 years; yet only a fraction of the YLL can be attributed to the individuals in the oldest age brackets. Globally, 44.9% of the total YLL can be attributed to the deaths of individuals between 55 and 75 years old, 30.2% to younger than 55, and 25% to those older than 75. That is, the average figure of 16 YLL includes the years lost from individuals close to the end of their expected lives, but the majority of those years are from individuals with significant remaining life expectancy. Across countries, a substantial proportion of YLL can be traced back to the 55–75 age interval, however there remain stark differences in the relative contribution of the oldest and youngest age groups (Fig. 2, Panel A). These patterns account for the proportion of YLL for each age group out of the global YLL (see Table S7). In higher income countries, a larger proportion of the YLL is borne by the oldest group compared to the youngest age groups. The opposite pattern appears in low and mid-income countries, where a large fraction of the YLL are from individuals dying at ages 55 or younger.
The wealthier the country, the longer old people generally live. Stunning insight again from a study of no worth. Paper doesn't make the effort to explain those dying at 55 are likely to have considerably contributed to their own demise.
Here's a better idea for the authors; YLL by BMI for younger cohort.
RE: Electric Vehicles
Energy density remains a critical factor - always improving of course, but there is a reason a lot of the big boys (Daimler, Volvo, Scania) are looking at this in addition to Tesla; they see a future.
Hybrid long haul trucks make perfect sense. Large torque to enable them to easily accelerate from rest, diesel for economy, range and charging while in transit.
RE: Rugby on Stan
Got Stan last night. Not bad at all. Even got to watch Beauden Barrett’s first game in Japan. Quite entertaining but the standard is still pretty shit. When the likes of Tevita Li carve up like Lomu then you know it isn’t exactly top drawer.
I was going to mention that. Li looked like a superstar. Defensive ability has some way to go in the Top 14
RE: Electric Vehicles
My concern is that rolling out charging infrastructure becomes a closed cycle i.e. because we have built the infrastructure we commit long term to EV. Whereas I think hydrogen is the way forward, much cleaner and needs no costly infrastructure.
For those old enough a bit like VHS V Betamax. The inferior system won out because it became ubiquitous. Car manufacturers now have a vested industry in the EV industry despite it being relatively inefficient and environmentally suspect.
Hydrogen will dominate the large transport sector.
the big advantages of electricity is it's simplicity (for the vehicle) and the ubiquity of the grid. Recharging will become a thing I reckon - with chargers just proliferating along with electric vehicles.
Don't underestimate the headaches with storing and transferring hydrogen either - and having to make the bloody stuff in the first place! It's a super important alternative fuel, but I can't see it displacing electrical for most vehicles.
Batteries simply don't work for interstate b-doubles, ships and planes. They're too heavy. That's not to diminish the challenges of storage which are orders of magnitude more difficult than LPG.