The fact that they’ve picked a team that so many on the Fern wanted makes me nervous. As a collective we have a strong proven record of not having a fucking clue what we are talking about.
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RE: MotM vs Australia II
I missed the game as my wife decided to go into labor - as a Wallabies supporter I guess from her perspective childbirth is less painful than watching them play the ABs so fair enough.
Have caught the highlights - geez we scored some great tries eh? Squire's was a thing of beauty, the angle he ran and the perfectly timed ball from BBBR. Orgasmic. Also loved how Moody lined up a couple of backs on their goalline and just smashed the fuck through them.
Great to see us put Beauden into some space as well, he's a very different player to Carter but fuck we can tear teams apart if we use him like we did last night.
RE: Support the Fern
You were asking for feedback from anyone that thinks this is a bad idea. I think it's a great idea, but, the only thing I'd say is that given people are paying I hope you don't feel more responsibility/pressure to keep delivering new features etc. Obviously the improvements you've been making are awesome, but also appreciate that you both have lives so I wouldn't want this to encroach on your personal lives too much.
I think I speak for everyone when I say we are pitching in to keep the site running, and away from the prying eyes of our overlords Google, so we don't expect you to suddenly increase your workload now that members are putting in a couple of dollars.
Really appreciate the effort you guys have put in to give us all a place to rant about our favourite sports (as well as other things).
RE: All Blacks v France Test #2
@MiketheSnow Fall could have avoided the collision by checking his run. The current laws have actually outlawed "only having eyes on the ball". They've mandated that players must be more aware when chasing high balls. And that's what he was doing - chasing, whereas Beauden was fielding the kick. The duty of care is on the chaser.
They did that to stop players clattering into their opposition while staring at the sky and then claiming innocence.
I don't for a second believe Fall intentionally tried to injure Beauden. But as it stands Beauden landed on his head and was concussed.
And you can bet your ass next time Fall is chasing a high ball like that he will check his run and avoid the collision, which is exactly the behaviour WR is trying to encourage with this.
RE: RWC: England v New Zealand (SF1)
Well shit, that all went extremely pear shaped.
England did to us what we did to Ireland last week, only when we get that dominance up front we score a lot more points. They came out firing and put us on the back foot from the get go then never let up. Massive credit there, that was a huge performance. Have they played their final though?
For us, after the initial onslaught we did somewhat get ourselves back into the game, but just pushed too many 50/50 plays and kept coughing it up at crucial times.
Cane was huge for us last week to nullify the Irish pack in the first 40. He's always been someone that thrives in the tight exchanges early on, so benching him was a pretty baffling deicison TBH. SB was OK but Cane provides a point of difference.
I love me some Jordie but he was only meant to be a squaddie. BFA on the bench would have been smart, especially given how early it is in Mo'unga's career. I would have subbed Richie early in the 2nd 40 and put Beauden back to 10. Experience matters in knock out matches and we needed calm heads after going behind early.
I was also surprised we didn't try and play Rieko into some form given how much of a game breaker he is.
But all of that is really just details when the forwards get smacked around like that. The English pack was amazing and Itoje showed just how good he is on the biggest possible stage.
It's been 12 years since we got knocked out of a RWC. I wasn't super confident we could get up a 3rd time, though the Irish game did give me some hope, but at the end of the day England were too good on the night. If you think back to 2015 we struggled to get up for the semi final against an SA team that had just lost to Japan. This time around we hit a far superior side.
So all in all I blame Ireland for losing to Japan and putting us on the wrong side of the bloody draw.
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RE: Coronavirus - Media Discussion
Every seat occupied.
Tone-deaf idiocy. Sadder still, this wasn’t somebody elses’ “gottcha!” This was the photograph they themselves chose to accompany their own headline.
Did you read the article?
Don't be ridiculous
RE: Lockdown Check In
As I sit at home isolating it has me reflecting on my family, work and our relationship with debt and money.
Those who are working from home seem to be spending far more time with their kids, exercising together and many other productive things.
It makes me question if working 40 hours a week from 18 to 67 so you can “provide” for your family and buy the latest things is the best exchange of your finite time on this planet.
Will this crisis make some people re-evaluate how they spend their time and maybe alter some of their life choices?
Briefly. Some might trigger a reassessment about what is important in life and how best to get it. I'm sure the majority of people will forget within 12 months and be firmly on the hamster wheel again
I will reassess how much beer I need to get through a four week binge! Ran out today. I only buy cans as we can burn them on the farm and I don't drink craft beer much so I had to resort to Double Brown.
Tough damn times! Like the blimmen Eastern Bloc!
Double Brown! Not since poor uni days
Yet I would still drink that over Tui! Anyway, thoughts and prayers my way lads, as I try and get them ice cold
Absolutely nothing wrong with a cold can of Double Brown! Beer snobs be damned
RE: Coronavirus - Overall
@nzzp The US decided not to go with the test data provided by the Chinese and then stuffed it up, delaying things. Then for quite a while they were only testing people who were hospitalised. They allowed it to get out in the community and now they are scrambling to catch up.
Perfect storm really. Really mobile population who weren't informed and made poor decisions, slow government responses, prioritising economics ahead of health and inability (in a western democracy) to go down the autocratic route
There's still massive push back against the lock down from some quarters. It's going to be extremely difficult to contain when you add those factors into the sheer size of the country/population. They're also doing a good job making it a partisan issue - American politics is just the worst.
RE: Lockdown Check In
@barbarian I know of people at work who live and work out of fairly remote parts of NZ and work from home. It seems to work pretty well, with the odd trip into a corporate site every now and then. Could be a good option to get people out of the main centres as well as reducing traffic within them.
RE: Coronavirus - New Zealand
I seriously need some sport as a diversion. Arguing about this shit isn't as much fun.
If the coaches had done their job and got Rieko and Akira Ioane fit and firing we would have won the RWC. There I said it.
RE: Lockdown Check In
I'm pretty used to working from home as I've done it a fair bit, but the idea of doing it straight for the next month hasn't really sunk in.
I'm very lucky to have job security though, and the wife is keeping the boys occupied during the day. We're going out for walks every day to ensure we get out of the house.
My wife has had a few health issues of late so I'm pretty worried about her getting it, and like others I have parents around the 70 mark that I'd much rather avoided it as well, though they are in good health. But overall we are doing pretty well so far.
RE: Coronavirus - Australia
@antipodean just because we can manage, doesn't make it good. A few weeks is one thing, but remote working without collaboration sucks for a bunch of the stuff that works better face to face. The number of problems that get solved in 10 minutes over a piece of paper, after days of back and forward emails is remakrable. Basically, everyone is stupid.
You know more than you can say, more than you can write down.
One thing I've noticed people hate is turning their video on. But if you do that then you're not far off face to face and you can have some really productive calls that way as the experience for everyone (verbal and non-verbal communication) is pretty good.
Instead people seem to want to email. Fucking pointless emails that could be sorted with a quick call are the death of me.
I think working from home 2 or so days per week could be great for a lot of people. It'd have a big impact on traffic etc and give people a couple of 'admin' days per week where they actually get work done without interruptions.
I reckon the landscape is going to change significantly as a result of this, for the simple reason that's its way easier to give people something (ability to work from home) than take it away again.
RE: Coronavirus - Australia
@antipodean I think a key issue is if the numbers overwhelm the ICU (and the wider health system) ability to cope, the health system has to triage more unpleasantly. In Italy, the numbers of cases saw them having to make decisions to limit admissions to younger people, basically leaving older Italians to die. People also start to die from other causes because ICU and other areas of the health system are full.
I'm well aware of that argument. So how long are you prepared to be locked up in your own home?
It's the absolute crux of the issue, all other arguments are just noise. We can't shut down the economy to stop old people getting sick and dying, that's just a fact of life. The only reason we're shutting down is because of the fear of our health system getting overwhelmed like has happened in Italy - that affects anyone needing care, not just people with Coronavirus.
So to answer your question, I'd say once we are confident our health system can cope with the increased demand we can then start re-opening. It's an infectious virus that will likely spread through the majority of the population at some point no matter what we do.
I'd also say I don't know what the right approach is - a complete shutdown, some restrictions, or no change at all. I don't envy those making decisions, as there is no immediate right/wrong - we'll only know down the track if what we did was the correct course of action, and by that stage it's too late to change. So I can understand why many governments are choosing to err on the side of caution to protect the health system.