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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:17:05 PM »
Slightly off topic but can anyone remember who was Down manager in 1986.
Sean Smith I think

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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: May 07, 2018, 09:29:53 PM »
What do they mean when they say john Higgins is a great ‘matchplay’ snooker player?
Matchplay is winning frames especially tight tactical frames. Judd Trump can make 100 look easy but the best players play the right shot at the right time. Things like putting a ball on cushion when 50 up. Taking them away from cushion when 50 down. Going for a shot and leaving white in place that nothing on if miss.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Match video file sharing.
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
On this....

Sharing the full game is easy via the methods mentioned. Anyone any ideas for clipping and sharing the files? I used Windows Movie Maker (free version) to clip them but the file format isn't compatible to share with anyone or upload to YouTube.

There are lots of free online sites to convert your wmv file to other formats that you can upload.

e.g.  https://convertio.co/wmv-mp4/

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 29, 2018, 01:08:55 PM »
I am not surprised at all the guys got off but to me there was a lot of inconsistencies in the guys stories as well as the girls.

DF seeing Olding getting oral and not looking like it was forced, I don't think any other verdict other than not guilty could be reached.
Jackson hammered and jet-lagged from coming home from South Africa not being able to get it up is plausible.
McIlroy saying he had sex with the girl and no one else saying this happened (not even the girl) is very hard to work out other than being a weird way of muddying the waters on getting done for exposure.
Harrison meeting the guys the next day and not mentioning at all that the girl from the night before was in bits in the taxi and had texted him that morning claiming 'what happened was non consensual' is very hard to believe.  In my experience if anyone at all got layed the night before someone would be looking details or there would at least be a bit of slagging.  What where the guys talk about over coffee? how well Northern Ireland played?

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:44:54 PM »
I was just reading up a bit there now about the Mike Tyson rape trial in 1992.

I think there are some key similarities between this case and the Tyson one. The celebrity status of the defendant/s most obviously, but the victim also had vaginal abrasions, and a witness who drove the victim in a car shortly after the crime testified that she was in a distressed state. These were key to getting a conviction. I'm not 100% sure of the source on this one but it has also been written that there was no trace of semen found.

But unlike in this case, there were no direct eyewitnesses to the crime other than Tyson, who denied it, and Desiree Washington, the victim.

Yet still it resulted in a conviction.

A friend mentioned this to me last night but I had never heard of it before then. If this were true surely it would be in their favour?

But then when was she examined? The longer after the night's events then the less likely there would be any trace I'd presume.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/belfast-rape-trial-olding-s-semen-found-on-alleged-victim-s-clothes-1.3400684?mode=amp

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:10:47 PM »
I was just reading up a bit there now about the Mike Tyson rape trial in 1992.

I think there are some key similarities between this case and the Tyson one. The celebrity status of the defendant/s most obviously, but the victim also had vaginal abrasions, and a witness who drove the victim in a car shortly after the crime testified that she was in a distressed state. These were key to getting a conviction. I'm not 100% sure of the source on this one but it has also been written that there was no trace of semen found.

But unlike in this case, there were no direct eyewitnesses to the crime other than Tyson, who denied it, and Desiree Washington, the victim.

Yet still it resulted in a conviction.

There are quite a few other cases for and against

E.g.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_lacrosse_case

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:54:42 PM »
Going by general reaction to the evidence re: texts and WhatsApps, the boys are sunk...with Harrison the most likely to be convicted!!

Well from what has been reported as being the texts and whatsapps what evidence have you seen that would make you think that Harrison is likely to be convicted?

Because the evidence is indisputable that he deleted loads of them thus hindering the police investigation.  The texts were deleted because he didn't want others to see them.  Do we believe that it happened because he re-set his phone (his reason)?  He's the only one charged with perverting the course of justice (I think).

I was guessing that's why he was charged but wasn't sure. It was either that or police believed he had given a deliberately false account of the actions of others in order to help their case. I hadn't seen either reported though.

From a technical point of view I would imagine police either saw the WhatsApp messages originally or they were still present on someone else's phone? Otherwise how could they prove messages were deleted?
https://www.recovery-android.com/retrieve-whatsapp-from-android.html#solution2

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:59:41 PM »
Why did the Sky Sports commentator keep saying tonight that Pep Guardiola has reached his first Wembley final when in fact he reached the FA cup final last year and a few Wembley finals with Barcelona?
Arsenal Chelsea final last season

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General discussion / Re: The same-sex marriage referendum debate
« on: January 01, 2018, 07:37:04 PM »
I did not say that.But poor upbringing is a factor in many instances from veering from convention.

Apart from that what chance has a child being reared in a gay marriage got of being straight when he or she grows up?
Nearly 50 posts in just over a week.  You've given this topic a lot of thought.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks!

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General discussion / Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
« on: December 30, 2017, 11:25:24 PM »
Love Bristow, bought his Autobiography, it's funny but shit, after a while you just think it's one spoof after another.

Cross is a smug looking git.

Funny Bristow was one of my serious childhood heroes, I ran into him in Dublin Airport 10 or so years ago and he couldn’t have been more obnoxious had he tried.. they say you should never meet ur heroes.
Bristow needed someone to practice with back in the day.  Phil Taylor who was working in a ceramic factory at the time said he would do it.  Taylor went on to beat him in world final in 1990.  Bristows dad after the match 'never teach a man how to do your job!'


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General discussion / Re: PDC Premier League of Darts
« on: December 30, 2017, 08:47:40 PM »
Nice start from Lewis after losing the first two legs. Strange from Taylor not to go back to the 20 to leave him a shot at 170 and gave Lewis six darts to get out from 65.

That's twice now Taylor has not left 170 when he could have when the other guy on an out.  That time 232 left.  He missed the first dart and was 212 could have went for bull.  If he gets it he is on 162 with a dart left and guaranteed a finish if he misses and gets 25 he is on 187 and can go for treble 20 or treble 17 with last dart and guaranteed on an out.  John Part was saying that.  I guess Phil knows what he is doing :)

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:40:34 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/DownGAAMemories/status/932333716378214400

Boyos and girls

Tommy Howard , Tony David , Ross Carr , Liam Honohan & ??

Any idea ??
Stephen Calnan

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tom Humphries
« on: October 31, 2017, 10:42:49 AM »
Can someone clarify did Walsh or Cusack not have the option to retract or disallow their statements to be used once Humphries pleaded guilty or when they heard all the evidence?

Ex High Court judge said on TV3 Tonight Show that there was no reason they couldn't have withdrawn their character references between the hearing and the delivery of the sentencing if they wanted.
Isn't that the whole point of a character reference I.e. it is only used after the person is found guilty. There would be no need for a character reference if they are found innocent.

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General discussion / Re: Probability
« on: October 07, 2017, 01:21:22 PM »
Quick question.

Is it better to have two chances of being drawn out of a draw of 500. 5 tickets drawn.

Or

Is it better to have one entry but do it on two different occasions.

Thanks.
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Either way your chances are 2/500 so both the same
Not quite.

2 tickets in same draw odds

2/500 or 0.004

Different draws odds of winning are 1-(499/500)×(499/500) or 0.003996.

If bought all 500 tickets odds be 1.  If bought 1 ticket in 500 draws not guaranteed to win.

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General discussion / Re: Probability
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:46:42 PM »
Two rolls 5/9

Three rolls 19/27
For you not to hit straight it has to be not 1 or 6 (2/3) followed by not 1 or 6 (2/3) so odds of not winning (2/3)×(2/3)=(4/9). So odds of winning (5/9).

3 goes odds of Not win (2/3)×Not win (2/3)×Not win (2/3)=8/27.  Odds of winning then 1-(8/27)=19/27

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