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  1. Greatest European striker of the 21st Century

    BBC running a poll on their website today - https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52796655. It's a tournament format running towards a final round tonight. The head to head is a nice idea but some of the matchups are daft - Van Nistelrooy out in the first round because he was matched against...
  2. Pep - Doping (?) | Are PEDs being used by footballers

    That's really not unbelievable at all. With 3 months of hard training and a strict diet anybody could get a similar transformation. It's not like he's turned into Mr. Olympia. The kind of steroids used to build muscle are easily detectable and wouldn't be worth the risk.
  3. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    Somebody's never been in the Chris Smalling thread.
  4. Television James Corden

    Universally despised by airline crew too.
  5. Ebola

    They have pretty regular outbreaks in that part of the world. There is a vaccine now but it's complicated by local communities refusing to take it and the general lawlessness there.
  6. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    I'm supposed to be working and that's a long read, but what is it saying? Surgisphere purposely manipulated the results for some reason or it was just a poorly done study that was jumped on by mass media?
  7. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    Going back to cramped offices is the thing that most worries me. In Italy at least i just know there will be a laissez-faire attitude to distancing and cleaning rules.
  8. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    I don't think it really matters too much, as there are barely any flights running and the 14 day quarantine will stop anybody wanting to leave the UK. Temperature checks have always been a bit pointless. I don't know why they thought it was going to be a silver bullet.
  9. Gaming SEGA big announcement on June 4th | "Fog Gaming" - Cloud service for arcades

    Kind of like fog/edge computing. Think of cloud computing where the end user has a light terminal and the bulk of work is done in massive central data centres, in fog computing the work is shared across multiple smaller machines that are physically much closer to the end user. It results in...
  10. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    That's why it will never go away. Far too many people rely on it for employment, particularly older people who could not get other jobs, and the country is not organised enough to have such a distance between national government and comune level.
  11. Gaming SEGA big announcement on June 4th | "Fog Gaming" - Cloud service for arcades

    I thought that was a cheap photoshop somebody had done :lol: So their big reveal is a smaller version of a handheld that failed first time round? Fog gaming on the other hand is moving in the right direction, and towards the way the world will eventually go. Could be an important step.
  12. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    Yes, much more so. It is also a lot more split North v South which has led to further controversy with these reopenings. The Northern regions probably should stay closed a little longer, but the 4 worst hit regions in the North contribute 50% of the national GDP and their governors are saying we...
  13. Protests following the killing of George Floyd

    I would agree with you in parts. The true message has started to get diluted with people who don't really care using it as an opportunity for 'look at me' self promotion, and others using it as an opportunity to simply go and steal stuff. I don't believe either are helpful as once the original...
  14. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    It really depends. Not everything that comes to light is immediately published, if a group of doctors in a particular area are noticing something different about the virus in that particular area, of course they are going to look into it. Remember these people are not saying 'the virus is...
  15. Expensive transfers that worked

    But by contrast, if you look at the world record progression, almost all have been successes.