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    Things are quiet on the freelance photography front there is some light at the end of the tunnel with the WSOP going ahead this year (falls during my wedding) I'd hope to pick up a couple weeks there. Just putting it out there for the BBV if anybody has an in for some work that would be handy enough for me to pick up for a bit? Any help greatly appreciated. If you have my number drop me a line or else send me a PM.
    "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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      Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

      I'm not crazy right? It's a no brainer to go with the first one?

      In other house related quandries, Shark Vs Dyson?

      Shark seems to be just as good for half the price
      Dyson is a prick, so the less money given to him the better.

      Similar to you, I don't understand the gas and elec thing - it seems like they've invented two worse plans simply to make the first one seem great. Why would anyone not go with the first one?!
      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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        Need a set of knives for my new cookery profession. What would I go for if I wanted a decent set of knives that are chef quality, but not forged by a teenager in the west of Ireland excessively good quality? Is there a brand, a price range, I should be looking at?
        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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          Became disillusioned with the soccer years ago and the introduction of farcical VAR has heightened the disillusion. It got to a point where I turned down a trip to OT with the brother when I asked myself, what's the point. In the last 2 years I've watched 3 full soccer games and all 3 were PSG v Bayern.

          One good thing to come from that, we decided to buy season tickets to follow the Kerry team. All league games and first championship game covered in the price. Overnight the away games in towns we might not visit otherwise. Was great for me cos I also got a weekend at home when Kerry played in Tralee/Killarney.

          Also, because you're emotionally invested by following the team, results like the drawn league game in Croke Park which may not have meant anything a few years ago, suddenly meant a lot. Going to PL soccer games never gave me a feeling like going to Kerry games did.


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            Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
            Rahenyrhythm I'm trying to follow up internally on this for you, no promises because I'm just not working in that side of the business, but I'm doing my best! Will let you know what I hear back anyhow.
            Ionapaul you are a total gent, I really appreciate your intervening. Very many thanks.

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              Originally posted by dobby View Post
              Became disillusioned with the soccer years ago and the introduction of farcical VAR has heightened the disillusion. It got to a point where I turned down a trip to OT with the brother when I asked myself, what's the point. In the last 2 years I've watched 3 full soccer games and all 3 were PSG v Bayern.

              One good thing to come from that, we decided to buy season tickets to follow the Kerry team. All league games and first championship game covered in the price. Overnight the away games in towns we might not visit otherwise. Was great for me cos I also got a weekend at home when Kerry played in Tralee/Killarney.

              Also, because you're emotionally invested by following the team, results like the drawn league game in Croke Park which may not have meant anything a few years ago, suddenly meant a lot. Going to PL soccer games never gave me a feeling like going to Kerry games did.

              Probably a bit like LOI fans who do the same

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                Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                It is interesting that soccer particularly in England, can still command the level of passion seen in the last couple of days amongst fans when there is no hint of any similar passion amongst those running the clubs or playing on the pitch.
                Ah, would ya get out ta fuck!

                Too busy to fully bite on this comment but, yeah, get out ta fuck, will ya.

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                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                  I'm not crazy right? It's a no brainer to go with the first one?

                  In other house related quandries, Shark Vs Dyson?

                  Shark seems to be just as good for half the price

                  Yes, first one.
                  A few bells and whistles on the others which you pay for with a higher price.


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                    Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                    Was around to the brother yesterday. Really struggling with clinical depression,which was diagnosed a couple of months ago. Struggling to sleep at all at night. Has started on antidepressants but hasn't settled into a drug or dose yet. He is doing a session a week with a psychiatrist. He is still managing to function at work. Hadn't been over much because of the lockdown but I got a bit of a shock at his behavior yesterday. My daughter 15 was with me and she commented on how he seemed well of form, coming away from the house, and her not having been told about his condition.

                    This time last year, he would be the last person in the world, one would bet on to become depressed.

                    Had a good chat with him today and he said he was really struggling. Exhausted tired all the time, confused, forgetful, and beset by negative black moods. Spoke of felling numb and bereft of any happiness.

                    Lives in a small chaotic house with the wife and five children. The eldest 22, is autistic and has been very troublesome during lockdown. His wife, pure saint, has admitted she is struggling to cope too.

                    I'm very worried about him. Wondering what I can do. Have offered to go walking with him in the evening during the week, but he wouldn't commit to that. Has anybody any experience with this or any suggestions? Fully prepared to drop everything, and take him away from it all for a few months, if necessary.

                    Something similar happened to my father. Sailed through life until he retired. 2 years later we noticed he was showing some classic sings of depression, but put 2 + 2 together a bit late. After 2 more years of struggling with depression, he killed himself.

                    Sorry to be bringing this here, but this I have found this place to be a good sounding board.

                    Pretty much impossible to improve on Hotspur's advice but the only thing I'd say is, if possible, don't take this all on yourself. Is there other family members/mates of your brother that can chip in?

                    Also, don't forget to look after yourself during all this. Easier said than done I know, but you burn yourself out, are stressed etc, you'll be no good to your brother.

                    Hope it all works out OK for you

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                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                      Need a set of knives for my new cookery profession. What would I go for if I wanted a decent set of knives that are chef quality, but not forged by a teenager in the west of Ireland excessively good quality? Is there a brand, a price range, I should be looking at?
                      I'm thinking about similar myself BUT I feel it's better to learn how to manage them properly on a cheaper set first.

                      IKEA knives + whetstones + sharpening steel = job done. Down the line buy yourself a pro set when you hit a milestone/goal of some sort.

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                        Originally posted by Rahenyrhythm View Post
                        Evening all. I have a sad tale to relate about ggpoker - some of the fault may be mine, I'm somewhat confused at this stage. I'll try not to keep you too long...

                        Firstly, some of you will know I am a long-time lurker here, don't post very much. As I am a "senior" type of guy, I don't understand much of what you young lads do be on about, eg them oul Nft's and such like! So I am maybe confused about modern technological methods. Anyway, this is in the nature of a serious complaint/moan and I'd be interested to hear what people here think. And so, again before I get into detail I must confess I'm one of the crappiest poker players ever - pretty shit live, but really appalling online. You will know the sorry tale going back to c 2005 - only playing drunk, at levels way way beyond my competence, the occasional lucky strike but always ending in abject failure and excluding myself from sites etc. Which is absolutely fine, I always had the money to indulge and while I didn't like losing it, there were no sour grapes...
                        And so, during lock down I decided once again to donate my money to a group of fellow online players who I felt would really appreciate it! I duly rejoined ggpoker. We had a little discussion about previous accounts I had opened with them previously, but after some assiduous copying and posting of intimate and other personal details, I was cleared to once again join the merry throngs playing online on their site.

                        I stuck in 300 dollars in 2 separate deposits and I almost immediately struck lucky - a rare occurrence - over a few nights playing. I made a withdrawal request of 500 dollars back to my Visa, but nothing seemed to happen and so I soon pulled it back to my poker account and duly lost most of it. However I had a mini recovery and decided - definitely - to withdraw 150 dollars to my Visa. Nothing happened for a few days and so I decided to try and trace back through my gg account to see what happened. Well, it turned out my withdrawal had been sent from gg to my bank (AIB) who had rejected it because, my helpful phone-banking assistant said, gg had used a method - visa direct I think she said - to refund my money, which is not acceptable to AIB; and could I please ask ggpoker to use a different method to return monies to my VISA account. No one had told me about my 150 floating around in free space, anyway...

                        Well, sez I, I am sure I'm not the only Irish online player with ggpoker that uses VISA, so they (gg) must have other methods/networks/whatever to put monies back into accounts. So I texted their help/support people , explained what AIB had said, and asked could they have a look and sort things out. I would have assumed that a worldwide organisation like gg would be able to deal with a small issue like this...

                        I duly received a polite, if robotic/scripted reply saying they would ask their cashier section to look into things. In the meantime, my poker luck was holding and I had accumulated a further 900 dollars, of which 500 was required (by me) to go back to my visa. Are you detecting a sorry ending to this cos you'd be right. I had 500 dollars unused in my gg account - to be returned to my VISA- duly lost the other 400 - fair enough - and made a further withdrawal request for the 500 back to my VISA. At pretty much the same time as I did this request I got a longer, even more robotic/scripted note, written in a formal but bad version of English, telling me basically to fuck off and use a different deposit/withdrawal account. Of course my immediate response to this was to pull my 500 straight back into my poker account, and in a glorious but ultimately self-defeating blaze of glory, to donate that back to the poker world also.
                        You'll guess from the passive/aggressive nature of all of the above, that I am fucking furious and feel really badly treated. It appears that I can put as much money as I like into my gg online poker account, just don't ever try and withdraw any of it.
                        Sorry this is such a long post and I hope I don't come across as moaning (of course you do, sez the assembled masses!), but there seems to be some kind if bind in the above that doesn't make sense. I would have thought, if money could be deposited from a standard VISA card, it could just as easily be refunded to it...
                        Maybe it's me, I dunno. But there's a total of 1, 150 dollars that might have resided in my VISA account that I ended up donking away cos I could find no way to release it. The money doesn't matter, but I feel as if I've been royally fucked over... By someone
                        ​​​​​​.. GG? The bank? I dunno But I' m fuckin sorry I bothered me arse with the whole online thing once again. Ionapaul may be interested given his gg connection...
                        ​​​ Apologies for any typos or discrepancies in the above, but you get my point. I think I have 10 dollars left in my gg account which will go you know where...

                        Sorry in advance as this is probably going to sound very harsh, but get a grip. Nobody forced you to spunk off the money in your account. There was not two hard locked mutually exclusive options in front of you of

                        A) withdraw immediately

                        or

                        B) spunk off the loots

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                          Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                          I'm thinking about similar myself BUT I feel it's better to learn how to manage them properly on a cheaper set first.

                          IKEA knives + whetstones + sharpening steel = job done. Down the line buy yourself a pro set when you hit a milestone/goal of some sort.
                          Might do that actually. A slightly crap set of knives, well maintained.
                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                            Really appreciating the insights that strew and rd are bringing to soccer. As an NFT K1 league soccer owner myself, I understand their level of insight, thats maybe going over the heads of some of the plebs. Keep up the good fight lads.
                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post


                              Sorry in advance as this is probably going to sound very harsh, but get a grip. Nobody forced you to spunk off the money in your account. There was not two hard locked mutually exclusive options in front of you of

                              A) withdraw immediately

                              or

                              B) spunk off the loots
                              and did you ever play a game of poker yourself, father.
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                and did you ever play a game of poker yourself, father.
                                I most certainly did and there was times, I either played woejus or tilted (or both) and spunk off more money than I would have liked but that's on me, nobody made me sit at the table (real life or online)

                                On the flip side, I also have money (not large amounts in the grand scheme of things) sitting in online poker accounts for yonks that I have managed not to spunk off - Go me!

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                                  Its a well-known gambling website trick, as you know - make it hard to get money off so that people spunk it away. Its a trick because it works. Mainly because people haven't yet discovered the wonderful world of NFT investing.
                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                    Going on a podcast next week to discuss metaverses. a podcast that is called something like irsh_tech_news to avoid googleability. do we have any smart thoughts on metaverses that I can pass off as my own?
                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                      Going on a podcast next week to discuss metaverses. a podcast that is called something like irsh_tech_news to avoid googleability. do we have any smart thoughts on metaverses that I can pass off as my own?
                                      PM sent

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                                        Damn! I really need a haircut. I could cope with, indeed was slightly flattered on occasion by the comparisons to as they evolved from 'you look like some mad poet' to a 'fat John Cooper Clarke without the shoe polish' and onwards to Brenda Fricker and Nell McCafferty but today someone went too far and told me I looked like Mick fucking Wallace



                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                          Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                          PM sent
                                          Sad to say I looked, you fecker.
                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                            Going on a podcast next week to discuss metaverses. a podcast that is called something like irsh_tech_news to avoid googleability. do we have any smart thoughts on metaverses that I can pass off as my own?
                                            You can claim that you are in fact a NFT in someone elses metaverse, that our universe is in fact a digital construct created to amuse an advanced version of us who may well themselves be digital recreations etc
                                            You can cite Trump as proof.

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                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                              Might do that actually. A slightly crap set of knives, well maintained.
                                              I think companies kind of oversell people on the idea of a set of knives. I got a pretty good set of 5 a few years ago and only 2 are used regularly, a 13cm about 80% of the time and a 21cm one about 20%. The others get taken off the rack every six months or so to have the dust washed off them.

                                              If I were you I'd wait and see what the course recommends
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                                                Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                I think companies kind of oversell people on the idea of a set of knives. I got a pretty good set of 5 a few years ago and only 2 are used regularly, a 13cm about 80% of the time and a 21cm one about 20%. The others get taken off the rack every six months or so to have the dust washed off them.

                                                If I were you I'd wait and see what the course recommends
                                                They have a specific list. Not too many actual knives.
                                                • Chef’s knife
                                                • Paring knife
                                                • Serrated knife
                                                • Sharpening/honing steel
                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                  Originally posted by dinekes View Post

                                                  You can claim that you are in fact a NFT in someone elses metaverse, that our universe is in fact a digital construct created to amuse an advanced version of us who may well themselves be digital recreations etc
                                                  You can cite Trump as proof.
                                                  You know there's an actual longstanding theory that pretty much says that? (minus the exact NFT terminology)
                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                      Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                      Things are quiet on the freelance photography front there is some light at the end of the tunnel with the WSOP going ahead this year (falls during my wedding) I'd hope to pick up a couple weeks there. Just putting it out there for the BBV if anybody has an in for some work that would be handy enough for me to pick up for a bit? Any help greatly appreciated. If you have my number drop me a line or else send me a PM.
                                                      Danny, is the WSOP photography sorted already? Who will you be doing it for - PokerNews?

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                                                        Horse racing game based on NFT's https://zed.run/marketplace

                                                        https://www.sportico.com/business/te...ng-1234627668/

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                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                          Going on a podcast next week to discuss metaverses. a podcast that is called something like irsh_tech_news to avoid googleability. do we have any smart thoughts on metaverses that I can pass off as my own?
                                                          I think any professional waffler worth their salt could get 20 minutes out of comparing the Oasis from Ready Player One to the virtual worlds of crypto landscape.
                                                          The embryonic state of a virtual world with in world financial transactions and the Wild West frontier attitude of early adopters.
                                                          People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                            Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                            ETHHorse tried this about 2 years ago
                                                            People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                              Originally posted by Rahenyrhythm View Post
                                                              g
                                                              Ionapaul you are a total gent, I really appreciate your intervening. Very many thanks.
                                                              So, I did get a response from our payment people! But I'm not giving you much more info than I had earlier - your withdrawal attempts were rejected by your own bank as they claim not to support VISA Direct, which unfortunately is the way our payment processor (the middle man between GGPoker and banks, e-wallets, etc...) facilitates withdrawals. Now using Skrill or Neteller is easiest but I can understand why you wouldn't want to bother setting up another account. My contact suggested that the best way forward was first to actively challenge your bank to enable this type of withdrawal for your account (as other VISA Direct withdrawals are getting through for other players), as they might be applying a restriction against you for whatever reason neither GG nor you are aware of. The next thing to do if this doesn't work is using a different card to withdraw (hopefully from a different financial institution!), after first making a minimum deposit of $10 to 'enable' that method A last resort (and happy to work with you on this) is to facilitate a manual transfer direct to your bank.

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                                                                A moment's silence for El Stuntdog who has barked at her last postman. Buried in the back garden with full military honours.
                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                  You know there's an actual longstanding theory that pretty much says that? (minus the exact NFT terminology)
                                                                  https://qntm.org/responsibility

                                                                  People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                    Going on a podcast next week to discuss metaverses. a podcast that is called something like irsh_tech_news to avoid googleability. do we have any smart thoughts on metaverses that I can pass off as my own?
                                                                    Reread Snow Crash before you go on?
                                                                    "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                      My hot take on the Metaverse is that there's nothing about the Internet that is improved by putting a pseudo-realistic 3D interface on it. All it does is create a bunch of limitations that you don't actually want. The only real benefit will be in recreating the intimacy of an in-person conversation without actually being in the same room, but it will always play 2nd fiddle to actually doing that, while not actually being that much better than a zoom call.
                                                                      Last edited by AndyFatBastard; 21-04-21, 15:11.
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                                                                        Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                                        Probably a bit like LOI fans who do the same
                                                                        I'd love to support the LOI and go to or games, especially now I've got some decent sides within a handy drive. Bohs, Rovers, Dundalk for a small road trip, even Shels and Pat's could be fun but the hardcore fan base dont do anything to make someone like me feel welcome tbh and seem to carry a massive chip on their shoulder.

                                                                        Any time I've had a (usually brief) conversation with a LOI fan it's pretty much boiled down to them telling me I'm not a "real" fan and I should just head down to my local club. Despite explaining I grew up with no local LOI club within an hour of me. I did go to every Killarney Celtic home game when I lived in the town and since moving to Meath I go and watch all the teams around me regularly, Ratoath Haprs, Kentstown, Duleek, Ashbourne. Pre pandemic of course. Even made a few jaunts into Ayrfield to watch them play cos they're a good side for a junior side.

                                                                        But apparently that doesnt make me a real fan in the eyes of a LOI fan. So I don't think I'd be in a rush to support the league tbh and I'll just stick with going to Sunday league games when they're back

                                                                        Turned into a bit of a rant but anyway.

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                                                                          Originally posted by dobby View Post

                                                                          I'd love to support the LOI and go to or games, especially now I've got some decent sides within a handy drive. Bohs, Rovers, Dundalk for a small road trip, even Shels and Pat's could be fun but the hardcore fan base dont do anything to make someone like me feel welcome tbh and seem to carry a massive chip on their shoulder.

                                                                          Any time I've had a (usually brief) conversation with a LOI fan it's pretty much boiled down to them telling me I'm not a "real" fan and I should just head down to my local club. Despite explaining I grew up with no local LOI club within an hour of me. I did go to every Killarney Celtic home game when I lived in the town and since moving to Meath I go and watch all the teams around me regularly, Ratoath Haprs, Kentstown, Duleek, Ashbourne. Pre pandemic of course. Even made a few jaunts into Ayrfield to watch them play cos they're a good side for a junior side.

                                                                          But apparently that doesnt make me a real fan in the eyes of a LOI fan. So I don't think I'd be in a rush to support the league tbh and I'll just stick with going to Sunday league games when they're back

                                                                          Turned into a bit of a rant but anyway.
                                                                          And the second one like Dice reaches out a bit he gets stuff like the above thrown back at him so decides not to bother in the future...
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                                                                            Originally posted by Elshambles View Post

                                                                            And the second one like Dice reaches out a bit he gets stuff like the above thrown back at him so decides not to bother in the future...
                                                                            Well I wasnt throwing anything at dice and he knows this so. Twas a rant is all. Meh.

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                                                                              Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post
                                                                              My hot take on the Metaverse is that there's nothing about the Internet that is improved by putting a pseudo-realistic 3D interface on it. All it does is create a bunch of limitations that you don't actually want. The only real benefit will be in recreating the intimacy of an in-person conversation without actually being in the same room, but it will always play 2nd fiddle to actually doing that, while not actually being that much better than a zoom call.
                                                                              Might actually re-read snow crash, now you mention it!

                                                                              don't know if you've tried VR - but that is really good for creating a sense of presence, even with current tech. The wife currently logs into a VR gym every morning and says she feels like she is there, as the trainer barks instructions (VRFit game). So thats where I'm thinking metaverses might work. The sense of presence won't be as good as real life, but you'll be able to do more fantastic things. So I'm trying to think of metaverses in that sense.

                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                Might actually re-read snow crash, now you mention it!

                                                                                don't know if you've tried VR - but that is really good for creating a sense of presence, even with current tech. The wife currently logs into a VR gym every morning and says she feels like she is there, as the trainer barks instructions (VRFit game). So thats where I'm thinking metaverses might work. The sense of presence won't be as good as real life, but you'll be able to do more fantastic things. So I'm trying to think of metaverses in that sense.
                                                                                read ready player one for another cool metaverse

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                                                                                  Originally posted by dobby View Post

                                                                                  Well I wasnt throwing anything at dice and he knows this so. Twas a rant is all. Meh.
                                                                                  We can go to a Rovers game and you can stay here and we will hit the pub before and after. I'll stick a hat on you too (if they do one big enough for your massive noggin)

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                    Might actually re-read snow crash, now you mention it!

                                                                                    don't know if you've tried VR - but that is really good for creating a sense of presence, even with current tech. The wife currently logs into a VR gym every morning and says she feels like she is there, as the trainer barks instructions (VRFit game). So thats where I'm thinking metaverses might work. The sense of presence won't be as good as real life, but you'll be able to do more fantastic things. So I'm trying to think of metaverses in that sense.
                                                                                    These guys in Belfast have some stellar prototyping facilities in that kinda area

                                                                                    http://www.artemistechnologies.co.uk...ime-simulators


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                                                                                      Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                                                      We can go to a Rovers game and you can stay here and we will hit the pub before and after. I'll stick a hat on you too (if they do one big enough for your massive noggin)
                                                                                      Deal.

                                                                                      Was there for a few games. And also for the Dundalk EL qualifiers. Quick spin down the M50. Park at Village Green, pub for 2 pints, walk to game, back to pub. Home.

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                                                                                        Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post
                                                                                        My hot take on the Metaverse is that there's nothing about the Internet that is improved by putting a pseudo-realistic 3D interface on it. All it does is create a bunch of limitations that you don't actually want. The only real benefit will be in recreating the intimacy of an in-person conversation without actually being in the same room, but it will always play 2nd fiddle to actually doing that, while not actually being that much better than a zoom call.
                                                                                        Remember PKR?

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                                                                                          I used to go to pats games as a childer until it became a fight club
                                                                                          People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                            Originally posted by dobby View Post

                                                                                            Well I wasnt throwing anything at dice and he knows this so. Twas a rant is all. Meh.
                                                                                            Didn't say you were throwing anything at Dice, was just pointing out that loi heads do tend to get this rant whenever they mention the loi...meh yerself
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                                                                                              Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                                                              We can go to a Rovers game and you can stay here and we will hit the pub before and after. I'll stick a hat on you too (if they do one big enough for your massive noggin)
                                                                                              You should definitely take Dice up on this offer, you'd fit right in with that lot
                                                                                              PMA

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                                                                                                New-found respect for the grave-digging profession after today, even a terrier sized version is hard enough work in stony and root-filled soil.

                                                                                                She did outlive the Duke of Edinburgh in equivalent years so hopefully gained some final satisfaction from that. Will be strange not having her around after 15 years. She's even met a few IPBers down the years (I do remember her being very interested in the contents of Lao Lao's shopping bag at the Red Stables one Saturday morning).
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  Man Utd and Liverpool owners this evening;

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                                                                                                    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                      You know there's an actual longstanding theory that pretty much says that? (minus the exact NFT terminology)
                                                                                                      I know, was fascinated by the concept when I heard about it a few years back.
                                                                                                      They (cant remember who ..think it was Fermi labs or something like that) ran an experiment with extremely finely tuned lasers to determine if they could detect an anomaly which would "prove" we were actually a simulation.

                                                                                                      Mad Ted!

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                                        I think companies kind of oversell people on the idea of a set of knives. I got a pretty good set of 5 a few years ago and only 2 are used regularly, a 13cm about 80% of the time and a 21cm one about 20%. The others get taken off the rack every six months or so to have the dust washed off them.

                                                                                                        If I were you I'd wait and see what the course recommends
                                                                                                        This.

                                                                                                        Spend on a chefs knife, 8" or 10".

                                                                                                        Other than a bread knife, it's all you'll use. Buy a cheap bread knife.

                                                                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                                                          Things are quiet on the freelance photography front there is some light at the end of the tunnel with the WSOP going ahead this year (falls during my wedding) I'd hope to pick up a couple weeks there. Just putting it out there for the BBV if anybody has an in for some work that would be handy enough for me to pick up for a bit? Any help greatly appreciated. If you have my number drop me a line or else send me a PM.
                                                                                                          Just an idea but I have been impressed with some of the pictures Sligo Rovers have had recently and they have a guy doing it
                                                                                                          Maybe have a look at the Dublin LOI clubs Twitter/Instagram/websites
                                                                                                          They are trying to up their game with regards to content, see if one might have a gap and reach out
                                                                                                          Only pro-sporting event going at moment, might lead to something!?

                                                                                                          Actually maybe try the league itself or the FAI as well?
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                                                                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                                            I used to go to pats games as a childer until it became a fight club
                                                                                                            is there any ostensible difference between the culture of clubs around Dublin? (eg. politics, social history etc...)

                                                                                                            I'll be looking for somewhere to the take the young fella in a year or two.

                                                                                                            St Pats is closest but Rovers not far away either.

                                                                                                            When you say fight club - was it a bit too 'inner city'?

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post

                                                                                                              is there any ostensible difference between the culture of clubs around Dublin? (eg. politics, social history etc...)

                                                                                                              I'll be looking for somewhere to the take the young fella in a year or two.

                                                                                                              St Pats is closest but Rovers not far away either.

                                                                                                              When you say fight club - was it a bit too 'inner city'?
                                                                                                              Pat's is a perfect place to take the wee lad. DP is exaggerating. Safer than most clubs imo

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                                                                This.

                                                                                                                Spend on a chefs knife, 8" or 10".

                                                                                                                Other than a bread knife, it's all you'll use. Buy a cheap bread knife.
                                                                                                                Bought a solitary chefs knife that was particularly well reviewed and just cost €30 on amazon.

                                                                                                                There's a mad amount of lessons just on using knives in this course. Apparently cutting is the heart of cooking
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                                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                                  Bought a solitary chefs knife that was particularly well reviewed and just cost €30 on amazon.

                                                                                                                  There's a mad amount of lessons just on using knives in this course. Apparently cutting is the heart of cooking
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                                                                                                                  Sounds brilliant. Yep, I'd say a lot of it would be dish dependant too. Like, you could cut an onion probably a dozen different ways depending on what you're doing with it.

                                                                                                                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                                    Bought a solitary chefs knife that was particularly well reviewed and just cost €30 on amazon.

                                                                                                                    There's a mad amount of lessons just on using knives in this course. Apparently cutting is the heart of cooking
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                                                                                                                    Yeah the serrated knife really is just for bread (for me anyway). While an expensive one might feel nicer in the hand, you'd want to be cutting a lot of bread to be bothered.
                                                                                                                    Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                                      New-found respect for the grave-digging profession after today, even a terrier sized version is hard enough work in stony and root-filled soil.

                                                                                                                      She did outlive the Duke of Edinburgh in equivalent years so hopefully gained some final satisfaction from that. Will be strange not having her around after 15 years. She's even met a few IPBers down the years (I do remember her being very interested in the contents of Lao Lao's shopping bag at the Red Stables one Saturday morning).
                                                                                                                      It’s tough and a shame dogs don’t live longer. They are better than most people. My friends dog died this year 15 jack Russell very tough on kids they were there before she was and have a lovely memorial with a couple of photos.

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                                                        I'm not crazy right? It's a no brainer to go with the first one?

                                                                                                                        In other house related quandries, Shark Vs Dyson?

                                                                                                                        Shark seems to be just as good for half the price
                                                                                                                        Would you go Rose Gold? https://www.currys.ie/ieen/home-appl...96805-pdt.html

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                                          New-found respect for the grave-digging profession after today, even a terrier sized version is hard enough work in stony and root-filled soil.

                                                                                                                          She did outlive the Duke of Edinburgh in equivalent years so hopefully gained some final satisfaction from that. Will be strange not having her around after 15 years. She's even met a few IPBers down the years (I do remember her being very interested in the contents of Lao Lao's shopping bag at the Red Stables one Saturday morning).

                                                                                                                          Ha! I'd forgotten all about that. I think I'd just bought a lot of meat from the grumpy 'aul lad that had the organic meat van. He was a strange fish altogether. Great product but the customer service skills of a rock.

                                                                                                                          RIP Stuntdog!

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