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I drive my daily commute in Dublin and I find a LOT more bad and dangerous drivers than I do cyclists

Of course you do, they are all on the footpath, not the road.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:52:41 PM »
I ride a Belfast Bike and have to admit I break a lot of rules like cycling on the pavement and jumping the odd light when there's no other traffic about.

However years ago when six of us cycled to Donegal we moved into single file every time we heard a car behind us.

I can't get why a group of cyclists nowadays can't do that out of courtesy on a busy road?
Wobbled covered that - they're c***ts.

Worse than that, they are self righteous c***nts, they would make a 1950s bishop look self effacing.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:08:51 PM »
And they get BBC free which people in the 6 are paying £147 a year for.

How come the BBC cannot show proportionally a similar number of games to RTÉ then?


The Sunday game was geoblocked this weekend in NI, that's a fact Whether it was because of an ISP or not doesn't matter a damn to me.

You are the person choosing the ISP.


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If RTE wanted they could put in a workaround very easily to stop that from being an issue. Allow people to register and enter their postcode for example.

People would register with false postcodes from every part of the world, in that case.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sligo v Armagh 23/06/2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:35:33 PM »
Heading from Sth.Armagh, best to head via armagh/enniskillen/belcoo etc, or dundalk/blaney/lisnaskea/belcoo?

This southerly route might avoid Down people arriving in Enniskillen, which is probably busy enough on Saturday afternoon anyway.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:23:00 PM »
I get it, yous all bloody hate cyclists   :D But until someone can produce some evidence that suggests law breaking cyclists are causing a lot of accidents and road fatalities then don't expect the government to put any money in to police stings cracking down on cyclists on the footpaths and what not ;D

That's a bit like saying that there is no need to crack down on pickpockets and burglars are they do not cause fatalities. But quite typical by way of excuses.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 19, 2018, 02:34:59 PM »
It is digital partition. There's absolutely no excuse for the live games and for the Sunday game not to be available in 32 counties on whatever platform you want. The Rte player being geoblocked is particularly galling

The RTÉ player is not geoblocked from NI, except for certain soccer games and drama series. It is not geoblocked for GAA. if it doesn't work it because your ISP does not locate you in NI, which is not RTÉ's fault, it is the GAA who sold the GB rights to someone else. But people continually bollock RTÉ and never think of changing ISP, which is their own responsibility.
What has "Niall O’Donnaighle from SF" done to ensure that IP numbers are properly geocoded in NI?

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:46:46 AM »
I'm not on here to defend cyclists but lads use a we bit of your wit, if a motorist starts doing donuts on a road or causes a serious crash from driving like a dick you don't start shouting ban all motorists. In cycling there obviously are some dicks about and deserve a boot up the hole but you can't just say ban all cyclists because there are a few morons out there.

Yes, but other motorists will generally not defend the donut lunatic even in motor forums, cyclists will always justify breaking red lights or cycling on the footpath.

I don't cycle, and Ill admit that on occasion I have cracked up with them, but this post here is ridiculous.  I would hazard a guess and say the proportion of drivers that behave irresponsibly on the roads is a lot higher than cyclists.

I'd say your guess is wrong. There are many cyclists who routinely break every light, who routinely drive on the footpath on every journey, who routinely cycle without lights. Few motorists break the law quite so blatantly and at least some of these do end up in court.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:22:36 PM »
Someone's going to have to explain to me why the Iran deal was a bad one and why this is a good one.

Obama did the first one, Trump did the second one.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:07:05 PM »
So Armagh are appealing all 10 suspensions. Ffs, the GAA disciplinary procedures are utterly useless. Does the Armagh Co Board really believe that not one Armagh player deserves a suspension? Like I said before, a newly rewritten rule book is needed so loopholes are eliminated and decisions are more water tight. I’d double suspensions if appeals are unsuccessful.

No doubt those posters falling over themselves to condemn Tyrone’s appeal last week will be doing the same again here??

One in, all in. But it is simply a reflection of the general attitude that no club will ever own up even if one of its players decks someone or no hospital will ever own up however bad their treatment of a sick person is.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:16:36 PM »
As Fermanagh could not play Monaghan or Tyrone, if they are still there, then that increases the chance of Cork drawing one of these, which reduces Cork's prospects.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:08:34 PM »
If you got a freeview combi box and connected it to the SKY dish, which is already aligned, surely you would get RTE?

That would imply that RTÉ was on Freesat or Free to Air, which is not true (and couldn't be true otherwise everyone in England would watch Champions League on RTÉ).

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:39:24 PM »
So - This is a summary of RTE, The National Broadcaster's performance yesterday.
1 - Put soccer on HD on RTE1 and a crucial hurling championship match on non HD.
2 - Went to a break for news and a lengthy series of advertisements  at half time during the Connaught final
3 - Blocked the signal from users in the north for The Sunday Game last night.

Not a great performance overall.  No wonder we need SKY.

Sky is the problem here. It was sky who blocked the programme
The hurling was on HD yesterday
Lesson: don’t rely on Sky for your GAA coverage on RTE. If you can, get an aerial and Saorview box or enabled TV. Aerial set up for about £150/200 and there will be no ‘blue screening’ of GAA and champions league

I think there are parts where sky is the only way to access RTE. No saorview signal.

No saorview or NI RTÉ signal? You could get Saorsat.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sligo v Armagh 23/06/2018
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:38:15 PM »
agree total apathy in both counties, won`t be travelling as just can`t seem to muster the enthusiasm, its simply prolonging the inevitable hammering somewhere down the line if Armagh win.

I plan to attend, but that is as much because I think it might be nice to visit Sligo on one of the longest days of the year as any expectation of great football.

Unfortunately whatever the result the same system / management will be in place next year where it will be straight back to division 3 and another short summer. To be honest I think Sligo will win this one, hopefully they do and put Armagh out of there misery.

We were unlucky to go to Div 3, we might not be relegated again, but I don't expect much more.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:36:50 AM »
If you assume that each province has 2 slots in the Super 8 and that the Dubs, Kerry, Cork, Galway, Donegal  and Mayo will make it there is one free Ulster slot and a free Leinster slot and Tyrone, Monaghan, Ros and Fermanagh plus others probably in competition for those spots.

Mayo are likely to progress, but they would have a chance of meeting either Tyrone/Monaghan and then Cork in the following round and these might well be close games, especially with Cork you never know. If Mayo drew Cork and Fermanagh could not draw Monaghan/Tyrone, then they would get a lesser team and might make the Super 8s, while Mayo might not. The draw next week will tell all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:17:02 AM »
So - This is a summary of RTE, The National Broadcaster's performance yesterday.
1 - Put soccer on HD on RTE1 and a crucial hurling championship match on non HD.
2 - Went to a break for news and a lengthy series of advertisements  at half time during the Connaught final
3 - Blocked the signal from users in the north for The Sunday Game last night.

Not a great performance overall.  No wonder we need SKY.
I live in the north. I watched the hurling on RTE 1 HD. Not sure why there was soccer on yours.
I was able to watch the Sunday Game.

I think the problem only occurred if you access RTE through the likes of Sky.

I didn’t think there was an RTE1 HD. Don’t think there is on Sky anyway
I access RTE through the aerial. There definitely is RTE 1 HD.

You could both be right.
RTÉ Saorview from Clermont Cairn is indeed HD. GFA RTÉ from NI transmitters is not HD, as far as I know.

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