The thread of win

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Re: The thread of win

Postby Bebop Man » 01 Oct 2015, 19:22

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Re: The thread of win

Postby Ptangmatik » 03 Oct 2015, 01:42

NASA just posted a whole load of High Res Apollo mission photos to flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/albums
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There's some exceptionally beautiful shots, and here was me thinking that posting this would be a total non sequitur. Next time you see someone deserving of getting an Aldrin special to the face, you can just link them there. I mean, they still won't believe you, but that's the Internet for you.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby ZePancakes » 04 Oct 2015, 20:50

I know not many would care about it but my god the NRL (National Rugby League) grand final was just so much win packed into 80 mins.

The team I have been supporting for 7 years (Nth Queensland Cowboys) just won their first premiership title through a miracle performance in the last minute of regulation play.

For those interested in what went down I have put part of a newspaper article in the collapsed text.

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It was the greatest grand final of all-time in the history of “The Greatest Game of All”. With less than 20 seconds to go in regulation, the Cowboys trailed 16-12, their dreams of their first ever premiership all but done.

A wild side-to-side play ended with a dramatic Kyle Feldt try in the corner and the scores level at 16-all. Champion half and four-times Dally M Medal winner Johnathan Thurston had a shot from the sideline to win it all. It looked over. For all money. Yet it clipped the post and fell short.

The drama was far from over. For the second time in premiership history, a grand final was sent to extra-time. The Cowboys had the momentum. They would claim the premiership.

Off the North Queensland kick-off, Ben Hunt spilled the kick-off, reminiscent of Martin Bella 21 years before. Every great game needs a goat. Hunt, one of Brisbane’s stars all year, was the goat for the 2015 decider.

The next set Thurston – as he has done so often – slotted a one-pointer to give North Queensland their first premiership 20 years after playing their first season.


Another win was that I was at the stadium to watch it all go down and cheer them on! :D :D :D
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Phailhammer » 04 Oct 2015, 21:52

I think Cronulla is now the only team still playing to have not won a premiership.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby ZePancakes » 04 Oct 2015, 22:15

Phailhammer wrote:I think Cronulla is now the only team still playing to have not won a premiership.


To my knowledge, Cronulla, Titans & Warriors are the only teams that have not won premierships. Cronulla have definitely been the longest sufferer of a premiership drought though.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Dutch guy » 05 Oct 2015, 00:48

This thread is 300 pages long. That is win!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 05 Oct 2015, 08:17

Now, I tend to give rugby league a lot of stick for being more of a highlights reel than a sport, but that sounds like a sick final!

(And yes, I know the NRL is way better than the Super League. I stand by my baseless prejudice ;) )
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Re: The thread of win

Postby ZePancakes » 05 Oct 2015, 20:06

Speaking of highlights reel :P here is the one from the game! The moment I was talking about occurs at 3:38 of the vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CUWpLIax44
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Re: The thread of win

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 06 Oct 2015, 09:03

OK, that was one HELL of an offload!!!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby AdmiralMemo » 12 Oct 2015, 09:29

Still have to finalize a few things, but most likely have some sort of job! :-)
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Jamfalcon » 16 Oct 2015, 10:26

Must've missed that post somehow, but congratulations, Memo!

And in personal win news... my book's been out for almost a year now, and I'm still getting professional reviews now and then. Better yet, people actually seem to like it! Here's the latest, if anyone's curious. :mrgreen:
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Re: The thread of win

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 17 Oct 2015, 10:53

Nice Memo!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Lord Chrusher » 21 Oct 2015, 00:26

Only three weeks late but I now have in my flat.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Lord Chrusher » 23 Oct 2015, 10:41

This is largely positive but a little scary so I think it goes in the win thread but I am supervising a masters student this year.
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Re: The thread of win

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Corrupt them and take them as your ward.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby empath » 23 Oct 2015, 13:53

Elomin Sha wrote:Corrupt them and take them as your ward minion.


FTFY, eLOLmin. ;)
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 23 Oct 2015, 14:20

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns is released.

I am going to Catalonia next week.

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Re: The thread of win

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 26 Oct 2015, 13:50

IM GOING TO SPAIN WITH MY FRIENDS TO SEE MY CATALAN FRIENDS IN THREE DAYS.
TENGO MUCHOS FELICES. (Sorry for the deliberate bad grammar).
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Re: The thread of win

Postby JustAName » 26 Oct 2015, 14:31

I think it would be mucho(a?) felicidad in this instance, but feel free to correct me. Congrats!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Tapir12 » 26 Oct 2015, 14:44

Woo, I got a summer job for next year! And it's the one I wanted!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Master Gunner » 26 Oct 2015, 15:26

Hurrah!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Elomin Sha » 27 Oct 2015, 03:31

Tapir12 wrote:Woo, I got a summer job for next year! And it's the one I wanted!

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Re: The thread of win

Postby viscomica » 27 Oct 2015, 07:17

Merrymaker_Mortalis wrote:IM GOING TO SPAIN WITH MY FRIENDS TO SEE MY CATALAN FRIENDS IN THREE DAYS.
ESTOY MUY FELIZ. (Sorry for the deliberate bad grammar).


Fixed that for you :D
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 27 Oct 2015, 09:26

So I can "be" happy.
But I can only "have" heat.
Thanks for the clarification.

For my next deliberate grammar abuse I'll go around saying "Estoy calor" to everyone in Catalonia.

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