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Oldschoolsocks wrote:Tbh I didn’t know what to expect, but there’s something seriously wrong with a population that can’t stay at home for a bit during a global f%~king pandemic
It's not unique to us though. It happened in Northern Italy recently.
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
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paddyor wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:Tbh I didn’t know what to expect, but there’s something seriously wrong with a population that can’t stay at home for a bit during a global f%~king pandemic
It's not unique to us though. It happened in Northern Italy recently.
Seems trite, but look at northern Italy now. We’ve had months to look at this.

PLUS it’s now officially a WHO GLOBAL PANDEMIC

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paddyor wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:Tbh I didn’t know what to expect, but there’s something seriously wrong with a population that can’t stay at home for a bit during a global f%~king pandemic
It's not unique to us though. It happened in Northern Italy recently.
It demonstrates a complete failure of our education system to explain to students/pupils what an exponential curve is and more particularly the fact that it has practical uses.
Chernobyl was another very good example of what happens when an exponential curve gets out of hand.
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Oldschool wrote:
paddyor wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:Tbh I didn’t know what to expect, but there’s something seriously wrong with a population that can’t stay at home for a bit during a global f%~king pandemic
It's not unique to us though. It happened in Northern Italy recently.
It demonstrates a complete failure of our education system to explain to students/pupils what an exponential curve is and more particularly the fact that it has practical uses.
Chernobyl was another very good example of what happens when an exponential curve gets out of hand.
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Oldschool wrote:
paddyor wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:Tbh I didn’t know what to expect, but there’s something seriously wrong with a population that can’t stay at home for a bit during a global f%~king pandemic
It's not unique to us though. It happened in Northern Italy recently.
It demonstrates a complete failure of our education system to explain to students/pupils what an exponential curve is and more particularly the fact that it has practical uses.
Chernobyl was another very good example of what happens when an exponential curve gets out of hand.
I think it shows what happens when people live for too long in a country that’s sheltered from disaster and the effects of political trauma. Ireland has been a very safe place for a long time, especially since the GFA. We seem to think of ourselves as immune to big events.

In the days before the pandemic came to dominate the news cycle Russian bombers flew up and down our west coast. There was barely a flicker of concern about it in the media.

“It’ll be grand”, because it always has been before. That doesn’t mean it always will be.

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Oldschoolsocks wrote:
paddyor wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:Tbh I didn’t know what to expect, but there’s something seriously wrong with a population that can’t stay at home for a bit during a global f%~king pandemic
It's not unique to us though. It happened in Northern Italy recently.
Seems trite, but look at northern Italy now. We’ve had months to look at this.

PLUS it’s now officially a WHO GLOBAL PANDEMIC
I didn't mean to be glib. This is a good thread on why Eatern countries have handled it better than western ones. They've been burned before by these epidemics. The Japanese and the chinese at least are that bit more deferential to authority than most western countries IMO. All I meant was I'm not surprised the govt said jump and lots of us went "Give us a minute"

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Don't agree we had months. GE only happened on the 8th february and it's dominated the news cycle up until about 2 weeks ago. There is an element of circumstance to it.
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
Ruddock(c) 19/2 Tackles

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Oldschool wrote: It demonstrates a complete ailure of our education system to explain to students/pupils what an exponential curve is and more particularly the fact that it has practical uses.
Chernobyl was another very good example of what happens when an exponential curve gets out of hand.
Not having that at all. This is about personal responsibility(which I think we're generally bad about) rather than the failure of the education system or the state.
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
Ruddock(c) 19/2 Tackles

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paddyor wrote:
Oldschool wrote: It demonstrates a complete ailure of our education system to explain to students/pupils what an exponential curve is and more particularly the fact that it has practical uses.
Chernobyl was another very good example of what happens when an exponential curve gets out of hand.
Not having that at all. This is about personal responsibility(which I think we're generally bad about) rather than the failure of the education system or the state.
Agree with you, my own comment isn't relevant.
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Xanthippe wrote:
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Peg Leg wrote:Congrats
Thanks, but to be honest I'm terrified!
Ah we all are first time around - whether we're about to be a new mammy or a new daddy. Don't worry - babies are normally quite resilient and are well able to let you know if you're doing something they don't particularly like!!!

Give your self a chance, don't forget to breathe and most importantly - enjoy yourself. They are only tiny helpless things for a very short time
Update; the tiny helpless thing arrived a couple of weeks early. So that’s taking the edge off any boredom!

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nice - congrats and enjoy your time with your baby

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Peg Leg wrote:
Twist wrote:This 'impending fatherhood' caper is really taking the shine off the Six Nations for me. She's starting off on the wrong foot.
Congrats
Xanthippe wrote:
Twist wrote: Thanks, but to be honest I'm terrified!
Ah we all are first time around - whether we're about to be a new mammy or a new daddy. Don't worry - babies are normally quite resilient and are well able to let you know if you're doing something they don't particularly like!!!

Give your self a chance, don't forget to breathe and most importantly - enjoy yourself. They are only tiny helpless things for a very short time
Twist wrote:
Update; the tiny helpless thing arrived a couple of weeks early. So that’s taking the edge off any boredom!
Oh congratulations - I know it’s a very difficult time but hopefully the silver lining is all the time you’ll get to spend with the new baba.
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Xanthippe wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:
Twist wrote:This 'impending fatherhood' caper is really taking the shine off the Six Nations for me. She's starting off on the wrong foot.
Congrats
Xanthippe wrote:
Twist wrote: Thanks, but to be honest I'm terrified!
Ah we all are first time around - whether we're about to be a new mammy or a new daddy. Don't worry - babies are normally quite resilient and are well able to let you know if you're doing something they don't particularly like!!!

Give your self a chance, don't forget to breathe and most importantly - enjoy yourself. They are only tiny helpless things for a very short time
Twist wrote:
Update; the tiny helpless thing arrived a couple of weeks early. So that’s taking the edge off any boredom!
Oh congratulations - I know it’s a very difficult time but hopefully the silver lining is all the time you’ll get to spend with the new baba.
Cheers Xan. It’s her first night home from hospital tonight. So far she’s as placid as a sloth on xanax. Hope our luck holds for the next 20-something years!

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Many congratulations.

Our second arrived two months ago, we didn't go for Corona, or Covid, as names.....

First one is absolutely climbing the walls. Thank-fock we have a garden as otherwise infanticide may have already taken place. Feel for those cooped up in apartments.

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Day 21 without rugby. I went to my wife's side of the bed just so I could hear someone say "Roll away" again.
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John23 wrote:Day 21 without rugby. I went to my wife's side of the bed just so I could hear someone say "Roll away" again.
Maybe next time she'll shout "In at the side"! :lol: :lol: :lol:




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blockhead wrote:
John23 wrote:Day 21 without rugby. I went to my wife's side of the bed just so I could hear someone say "Roll away" again.
Maybe next time she'll shout "In at the side"! :lol: :lol: :lol:




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Ryanair....again!
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ups twice delivered same package to the wrong address and uncontactable.

Who woulda thunk a courier company couldn’t competently use an eircode

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domhnallj wrote:Ryanair....again!
Agreed

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Oldschoolsocks wrote:ups twice delivered same package to the wrong address and uncontactable.

Who woulda thunk a courier company couldn’t competently use an eircode
I'm just off the phone to another "major international delivery firm" enquiring why a package destined to Ireland made it to Dublin through Brussels (their hub) only to be sent on to Copenhagen and then back to Brussels :roll:
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