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  • Strewelpeter
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    What would be really interesting would be if Stanley hadn't run away like the cowards who set off those bombs but had the courage to stand by his obviously heartfelt tweet and make his case to explain how he sees an moral equivalence between those two events.

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  • Strewelpeter
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    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

    Just to add to what Benny said, the streaming figures are so pitiful that you need millions of streams every month to make barely above minimum wage. The whole system is broken and has been for a very long time, the people profiting from music are not the musicians.
    How would you fix it?

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  • Strewelpeter
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    This is Sinn Fein.

    A vote for these people is a vote for jackbooted Fascism operating in the service of a criminal gang.



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  • DeadParrot
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    Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

    If either of yee are looking to get an under stairs unit, I couldn't recommend these more highly: https://smartstorage.ie/

    My bro and her 2 bros are carpenters so we had plenty of options but they all thought these were great value circa 1k.
    I've to get the under the stairs converted to a jacks in our soon to be purchased house.
    Not a chance FIL will be running up and down the stairs.

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  • Hectorjelly
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    Originally posted by dobby View Post

    Fair enough. I'm not seeing the scandal part then. Surely any artist can just pull their music and try to sell more albums if they think it's worth more.

    I love spotify but if I find a new band I like, or a smaller artist, I'll go buy an album or some merch from their site. Spotify is a business trying to make money. Once they pay what they owe, what's the issue?
    Just to add to what Benny said, the streaming figures are so pitiful that you need millions of streams every month to make barely above minimum wage. The whole system is broken and has been for a very long time, the people profiting from music are not the musicians.

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  • Opr
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    I bet these wish they were working from home

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  • Opr
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    Should say that Doug actually thought Daniel played well in the last session. Doug has been using a much more complicated strategy which includes multiple bet sizes while Daniel has for the main stuck to using two sizes. The more sizes the harder the overall solutions are to implement as they have knock-on effects in many areas. Daniel came in with a few new sizes in the last session and Doug actually commented that he used them in correct places with good frequencies. From what I have seen Daniel has improved far faster than people thought he would and he certainly hasn't been a complete sitting duck that he appeared in the first session. You have to remember though Doug retired a couple of years back so he is also learning and improving as the match progresses and seems to be working 24/7 at his game. Daniel did run incredibly bad in the last session. He posted this today.

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

    I don't get it. He's down 15 buyins which is surely a supernormal swing.
    It is a supernormal swing for heads-up but I think Doyle is now aware of just how good Doug is through the technology. That is from both seeing Daniel use and improve with it and seeing all the video of analysis that is being done on the games, I think Doyle probably hass a much better grasp not just from the result so far but the actual skill level of these top heads-up online players thanks to solvers. I don't think there was as much understanding in the live world of these guys and what they are doing from the like of Doyle till following this challenge.

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

    Doug crushed this session for about 400k. He is now over 600k up. Doug ran like the sun and then this hand finally finished Daniel and he sat out.

    Even Doyle who was looking to get action on Daniel prior to the match has seen the light.

    I don't get it. He's down 15 buyins which is surely a supernormal swing.

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  • Opr
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    Originally posted by Elshambles View Post

    Any cliff notes/starting point on this "new way" of playing he is on about
    ta
    He just means solvers. I think the likes of Doyle was completely oblivious to the solver world until Daniel started playing this match. On top of that people now have precomputed databases of solves which means they can be stored in the cloud and accessed instantly. It makes studying with a solver much easier as prior to this it took ages to run these sims and really powerful computers. Some players have even been caught cheating in real time recently where they are accessing the solves while playing. Both players in this match have a 360 camera on them when playing that the other can access to make sure they aren't using RTA in-game.

    This is probably the best free channel to look at to see the kind of analysis that is being done. The guy who owns this channel is going to be releasing a version of a solver with a real-time database to the public called GTOx soon. There is also an app called DTO poker that you download for android and play some spots for free to see the kind of analysis being done these days.

    The games at all levels are most likely invested with RTA these days. All you need to do is run it on a second computer and it is almost impossible to detect. It will give you the perfect bet sizes, frequency of bet etc for all spots, and then after that just don't play perfectly like an idiot and it's going to be very hard for a site to catch people. In an area with so much money involved where no one actually gets punished with jail for fraud it a breeding ground for this stuff.



    Edit - btw for anyone interested in poker. I think this is a class video to show stuff that wasn't really been considered back in the day to how the solver finds bluffs
    Last edited by Opr; Yesterday, 23:51.

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  • Denny Crane
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    GTO Poker. Creating strategies with solvers.

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  • Keane
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    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
    It’s doing the rounds “ Just after hearing that Cody singling out one of his Warrior's Richie Hogan for a lazy performance in yesterdays loss. Fennelly and Walter Walshe not having any of it. Already fuming at not starting, told Cody he's a disgrace and his time is up. They want King Henry in. Cody's nephew took exception to the criticism of the uncle and threw a punch at Fennelly. All hell broke loose in dressing room. Major bust up afterwards. Cats old guards all calling it a day

    The lads in Kerry also voted 28 to 9 on Thursday to ask Peter Keane to step down.

    Cut throat business.

    (Rumours)
    The Kerry one definitely isn't true. Kilkenny one sounds fairly far fetched as well.

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  • Elshambles
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    Originally posted by Opr View Post

    Doug crushed this session for about 400k. He is now over 600k up. Doug ran like the sun and then this hand finally finished Daniel and he sat out.

    Even Doyle who was looking to get action on Daniel prior to the match has seen the light.

    Any cliff notes/starting point on this "new way" of playing he is on about
    ta

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  • Solksjaer!
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    It’s doing the rounds “ Just after hearing that Cody singling out one of his Warrior's Richie Hogan for a lazy performance in yesterdays loss. Fennelly and Walter Walshe not having any of it. Already fuming at not starting, told Cody he's a disgrace and his time is up. They want King Henry in. Cody's nephew took exception to the criticism of the uncle and threw a punch at Fennelly. All hell broke loose in dressing room. Major bust up afterwards. Cats old guards all calling it a day

    The lads in Kerry also voted 28 to 9 on Thursday to ask Peter Keane to step down.

    Cut throat business.

    (Rumours)

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  • oleras
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    Seen a tweet earlier, there have been zero cases of flu so far reported..thats amazing

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  • DeeBrown
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    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

    Yeah, I never pull shit like that. No not me, never.

    On an completely unrelated note my wife was mighty impressed that i recently won my biggest buyin tournament ever recently (€10) for nearly a grand in the online IPO
    My "beloved supreme leader" can tell me what I'm thinking even when I've pulled on my poker face.

    Even more incredibly she can tell me
    what my opinion is even when
    I was thinking something completely different.

    My guess is that your wife's secretly planning
    to purchase a top of the range bespoke chefs knife
    for €2 out of your winnings.

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  • Lazare
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    Ha! Just copped SP posted the exact same song.

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  • Lazare
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    Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post

    Well there are lots of issues if you scratch beneath the surface. Most of your money goes to artists you've never listened to for a start due to its shitty 'pooling; model. So very bad for smaller, independent labels and artists.

    it pays only 65% out in royalties compared to 90% at bandcamp for example. In response to Covid-19 Bandcamp also waives its rev share on the first Friday of every month. Spotify was widely ridiculed for introducing a 'tip jar'.

    Ultimately Spotify is a tech company whose main goal is to harvest data to sell audiences to advertisers rather than put music lovers in touch with great music and artists. You might say, so what? Same as Google.

    And fair play to you for directly supporting artists but you are definitely in a minority. What dance to labels and artists have against a platform with the power and each of Spotify when the global newspaper industry, for example found themselves upended by Google with only small pockets of resistance able to turn the tide.

    It's the 1,000lb gorilla in the room and it is steamrollering much of what made it possible for creativity to flourish in music.
    Powerful lyrics here from the artist's pov..

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  • Lazare
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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

    With you all the way except in this silly idea of not using it. A knife is a tool and if you're not using it all the time then you are wasting the money. IMO


    I intend to use it every day. Not sure what I posted to give you that idea.

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  • Wombatman
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    Broncos starting without a QB tonight.

    FAI semi Athlone 0 - 11 Dundalk.

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  • BennyHiFi
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    Originally posted by dobby View Post

    Fair enough. I'm not seeing the scandal part then. Surely any artist can just pull their music and try to sell more albums if they think it's worth more.

    I love spotify but if I find a new band I like, or a smaller artist, I'll go buy an album or some merch from their site. Spotify is a business trying to make money. Once they pay what they owe, what's the issue?
    Well there are lots of issues if you scratch beneath the surface. Most of your money goes to artists you've never listened to for a start due to its shitty 'pooling; model. So very bad for smaller, independent labels and artists.

    it pays only 65% out in royalties compared to 90% at bandcamp for example. In response to Covid-19 Bandcamp also waives its rev share on the first Friday of every month. Spotify was widely ridiculed for introducing a 'tip jar'.

    Ultimately Spotify is a tech company whose main goal is to harvest data to sell audiences to advertisers rather than put music lovers in touch with great music and artists. You might say, so what? Same as Google.

    And fair play to you for directly supporting artists but you are definitely in a minority. What dance to labels and artists have against a platform with the power and each of Spotify when the global newspaper industry, for example found themselves upended by Google with only small pockets of resistance able to turn the tide.

    It's the 1,000lb gorilla in the room and it is steamrollering much of what made it possible for creativity to flourish in music.

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  • Strewelpeter
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    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
    Good article in the times today about the scandal that is Spotify - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...ists-cg0xsg3bl

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  • Strewelpeter
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    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
    Anyway, I'm twenty years sitting through I'm a Celebrity, I deserve a quarter grand knife
    With you all the way except in this silly idea of not using it. A knife is a tool and if you're not using it all the time then you are wasting the money. IMO

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  • Raoul Duke III
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    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

    Yeah, I never pull shit like that. No not me, never.

    On an completely unrelated note my wife was mighty impressed that i recently won my biggest buyin tournament ever recently (€10) for nearly a grand in the online IPO
    In similar vein, I won the price of a wine restock on the US election.

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  • Lazare
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    Anyway, I'm twenty years sitting through I'm a Celebrity, I deserve a quarter grand knife

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  • Solksjaer!
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    The wife and the knife. There is a song in there somewhere
    conor and goner also come to mind .

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  • dobby
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    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

    Yes. Taylor swift refused for a very long time. Can't exactly remember how it was resolved though.
    Fair enough. I'm not seeing the scandal part then. Surely any artist can just pull their music and try to sell more albums if they think it's worth more.

    I love spotify but if I find a new band I like, or a smaller artist, I'll go buy an album or some merch from their site. Spotify is a business trying to make money. Once they pay what they owe, what's the issue?

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  • dinekes
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    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
    Pulled the trigger on the knife today. Joined his order list.

    The only slight issue is my wife thinks it's €150.

    150 is a battle that I knew I could win, she'd kill me in my sleep if I told her it was 250.

    So I'll transfer him 150 from our account and give my mate €100 cash to transfer the rest.

    That's totally normal right

    Hope that Linda detective girl isn't still lurking. Don't rat me out.

    Angry wife...insanely sharp knife

    What could possibly go wrong!

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  • coillcam
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    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
    Pulled the trigger on the knife today. Joined his order list.

    The only slight issue is my wife thinks it's €150.

    150 is a battle that I knew I could win, she'd kill me in my sleep if I told her it was 250.

    So I'll transfer him 150 from our account and give my mate €100 cash to transfer the rest.

    That's totally normal right

    Hope that Linda detective girl isn't still lurking. Don't rat me out.
    I think €250 is pretty decent for a handmade custom piece. Would I pay that much for a knife? Probably not but I don't think it's a unreasonable fee for something that will take hours of work. On top of that it will last a lifetime and is possibly something you could pass on in time.

    I'm in the GAB school of thought for knives, mine are cheap ones from Ikea also. I'll grind them a 1-2 times a year on a whetstone but otherwise I give them a few swipes off a sharpening steel and they're good to go. The only exception being my missus got me a single bevel sushi knife for my birthday a while back. It doesn't get used that often and I've not had any need to sharpen it yet. The shape and sharpness make it a lot easier to work with the fish.

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  • Lazare
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    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

    Yeah, I never pull shit like that. No not me, never.

    On an completely unrelated note my wife was mighty impressed that i recently won my biggest buyin tournament ever recently (€10) for nearly a grand in the online IPO
    Haha, exactly the type of shenanigans I was thinking about.

    One of my favourite stories to tell people is the time you hired the gardener while your missus was out and you claimed the credit after spending the afternoon watching the nags.

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  • Dice75
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    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
    Pulled the trigger on the knife today. Joined his order list.

    The only slight issue is my wife thinks it's €150.

    150 is a battle that I knew I could win, she'd kill me in my sleep if I told her it was 250.

    So I'll transfer him 150 from our account and give my mate €100 cash to transfer the rest.

    That's totally normal right

    Hope that Linda detective girl isn't still lurking. Don't rat me out.
    Yeah, I never pull shit like that. No not me, never.

    On an completely unrelated note my wife was mighty impressed that i recently won my biggest buyin tournament ever recently (€10) for nearly a grand in the online IPO

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  • oleras
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    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
    That's not normal at all Laz.
    Laz, get yourself setup with a "Plan-B" bank account.

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  • Theresa
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    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
    That's not normal at all Laz.
    You clearly don't golf.

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  • Raoul Duke III
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    That's not normal at all Laz.

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  • Lazare
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    Pulled the trigger on the knife today. Joined his order list.

    The only slight issue is my wife thinks it's €150.

    150 is a battle that I knew I could win, she'd kill me in my sleep if I told her it was 250.

    So I'll transfer him 150 from our account and give my mate €100 cash to transfer the rest.

    That's totally normal right

    Hope that Linda detective girl isn't still lurking. Don't rat me out.

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  • Raoul Duke III
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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

    Serious contender for the stupidest human of 2020 against some top level competition. Difficult call whether he was dumber handing out the money or in thinking they would give it back
    Or dumber still to make it public.

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  • Strewelpeter
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    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

    You may most heartily enjoy this story.
    Serious contender for the stupidest human of 2020 against some top level competition. Difficult call whether he was dumber handing out the money or in thinking they would give it back

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  • ComradeCollie
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    Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
    Is the issue not more to do with record labels rather than Spotify? Spotify pays out something like 70% of their revenue. Many artists have bad deals, but that's not Spotify's doing.
    It's more a covid story, than anything to do with Spotify. The days of earning a good living with recorded music are long gone. Not being able to play live was the new thing this year.

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  • Denny Crane
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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

    He has , according to himself in a batshit crazy rant today, "The greatest case ever"

    I'm old enough to remember when Denny Lol'd or 'd me when I said he'd do this.
    I lol'd at the idea of an attempted military coup or him refusing to leave on the appointed date next year.

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  • ComradeCollie
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    Originally posted by oleras View Post
    Some crash in the F1...Grosjean lucky to be alive.
    Some job by the people with the fire extinguishers. Really wasn't expecting anyone to get out of that.

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  • Denny Crane
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    Is the issue not more to do with record labels rather than Spotify? Spotify pays out something like 70% of their revenue. Many artists have bad deals, but that's not Spotify's doing.

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  • shrapnel
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    Originally posted by dobby View Post

    Behind a paywall. What's the scandal? Is it possible for an artist to remove their music from spotify if they're not happy with the royalties paid?
    Yes. Taylor swift refused for a very long time. Can't exactly remember how it was resolved though.

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  • dobby
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    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
    Good article in the times today about the scandal that is Spotify - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...ists-cg0xsg3bl
    Behind a paywall. What's the scandal? Is it possible for an artist to remove their music from spotify if they're not happy with the royalties paid?

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  • Raoul Duke III
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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

    He has , according to himself in a batshit crazy rant today, "The greatest case ever"

    I'm old enough to remember when Denny Lol'd or 'd me when I said he'd do this.
    You may most heartily enjoy this story.

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  • Raoul Duke III
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    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
    Georgia have certainly picked up their game but Ireland are poor today tbh
    Same as last week. We're just very, very predictable.

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  • Strewelpeter
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    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
    I see the Betfair Next President market just keeps on trucking. Nearly €1.3bn matched now.
    • Wisonconsin recount just about done (with a tiny swing to Biden).
    • Georgia recount just about done.
    • No recount allowed in Arizona.
    • Michigan certified.
    • All the Pennsylvania court cases literally laughed out the door.
    • Nevada done
    Makes no sense to me but I'm sure there's some good stories to be told as to WTF is going on here, especially from within PP\BF. Feel free to post any unsubstantiated rumours here.
    He has , according to himself in a batshit crazy rant today, "The greatest case ever"

    I'm old enough to remember when Denny Lol'd or 'd me when I said he'd do this.

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  • Solksjaer!
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    Last week Cavan this week Cavani

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  • Hectorjelly
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    Good article in the times today about the scandal that is Spotify - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...ists-cg0xsg3bl

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  • shrapnel
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    Georgia have certainly picked up their game but Ireland are poor today tbh

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  • oleras
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    Some crash in the F1...Grosjean lucky to be alive.
    Last edited by oleras; Yesterday, 15:19.

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  • Raoul Duke III
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    The Hermitage and the port should be grand anyway.

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  • Lazare
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    You'll like this Raoul...

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  • oleras
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    Got one of these a few years ago, https://www.knivesandtools.com/en/pt...on-edition.htm for sharpening knifes, piece of piss to use, very little skill required and can do 7-8 knifes in less than 20 mins.

    Have a few different systems, including the wet stones but those stones are a pain in the ass,

    This was the first time i used it. Hair popping as they say.

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  • Opr
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    Originally posted by Opr View Post
    Daniel and Doug playing another session in 20 minutes. They are about 5k hands into it now and Doug is around +$250k
    Doug crushed this session for about 400k. He is now over 600k up. Doug ran like the sun and then this hand finally finished Daniel and he sat out.

    Even Doyle who was looking to get action on Daniel prior to the match has seen the light.

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  • Ed
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    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
    Makes no sense to me but I'm sure there's some good stories to be told as to WTF is going on here, especially from within PP\BF. Feel free to post any unsubstantiated rumours here.
    Looking forward to reading the rumours!

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  • Keane
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    Also may be of interest to those who aren't dedicated enough to their knives to regularly use the whetstone - a local locksmith here will sharpen three knives for me for less than a tenner. I seriously doubt it would be the ideal way to care for a knife you love but if you're only using cheap ones anyway they will be sharp enough to shave with after it. Done while you wait in the place I go to.

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  • Keane
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    A close friend of mine is a cardiologist in a London hospital and tells me they've been advised they should expect to be vaccinated on December 7th which seems like great news. It's the Pfizer vaccine.

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  • dinekes
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    https://youtu.be/HoC1mK-7bps

    Nice version

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  • Strewelpeter
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    Can't decide if Hartley is doing a reverso with the 'challenging' bit but whatever its a good LOL

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  • Raoul Duke III
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    I see the Betfair Next President market just keeps on trucking. Nearly €1.3bn matched now.
    • Wisonconsin recount just about done (with a tiny swing to Biden).
    • Georgia recount just about done.
    • No recount allowed in Arizona.
    • Michigan certified.
    • All the Pennsylvania court cases literally laughed out the door.
    • Nevada done
    Makes no sense to me but I'm sure there's some good stories to be told as to WTF is going on here, especially from within PP\BF. Feel free to post any unsubstantiated rumours here.

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