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Posts posted by zed

  1. 9 hours ago, BarryBevan said:

    The USA is stuffed. Texas and Florida trying to put a cap on it and locking down again. The North Eastern states have done ok, but we are still get 400 a day and double digit death. Florida had 9000 cases, now their death rate is nothing like peak of wave 1, but it is still not going to be good for 2020.

    Assuming they can get control in 2020, 2021 will still see strict controls especially with Trump out of office.

    Is most of the USA out of lockdown?

  2. 41 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

    Hawaii had 15 cases yesterday and is getting close to an Australia or NZ situation. Question could be will Americans be allowed to travel to Kona if it is held.

    Zero chance. The only way would be if Hawaii's COVID-19 situation was out of control. Could mainland Americans be banned and Australians and Kiwis allowed!? That would ruffle a few feathers.

  3. 9 hours ago, Peter said:



    Revisit this in 10 years and see who’s right. 

    tipping Chris 

    I also tip Chris. They have been working on Corona virus vaccines for decades. Not going to happen for a long time. If ever.

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  4. 2 minutes ago, roxii said:

    Given NY marathon is already cancelled and that was Nov, I reckon its looking increasingly unlikely that Kona will go ahead, even as a US (World) Championships. 

    Yup I agree. It's hard to get a grasp on how bad things are overseas, some media outlets are glowingly positive, others are grim. I think a journo from the NYT described the virus situation in the US as out of control. 

  5. 16 hours ago, Peter said:

    When you only do 700 tests, you can only get 700 cases max. 

    Exactly! Do what Italy did and stop testing people in nursing homes, it "helped" their stats enourmously!

  6. I reckon that's delayed the opening of the borders by a few months. I know WA is in no rush to open up it's borders, especially after the new cases in Victoria. It would be career suicide if McGowan did that and we had an increase in infections. He'd be hounded out of the state. Maybe August, September now.

  7. 4 minutes ago, Prince said:

    Absolutely.  Lance hates him still.  I guess because he was the one who ultimately exposed him 

    Really exemplifies how out of touch LA was with reality and out of touch with how normal people function. Bizarre, the way he treated Landis, when Landis had so much dirt on him. Almost like he was a sociopath...

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  8. 17 minutes ago, CootaGC said:

    do you download the music to your watch prior to your run?  what model do you have?  i like to listen to podcast when I run.  used to have the ipod nano years ago with the clip so that worked well but now have to carry my phone.

    I use spotify and it syncs with that, so I download all my spotify playlists. Alternatively you can launch Garmin Express and drag and drop music and playlists from Windows Media Player to the watch. Works very well. 

  9. 27 minutes ago, Crowies crushed nuts said:


    The fenix 5 doesn't have garmin pay, music or incident alert which are all important to me.  I don't see it as a massive upgrade from my current 735. 

    I listen to music on all my runs so not carrying a phone and bank card is a huge bonus. 



    Which was the reason why I upgraded. The music works so well with my headphones plus virtual run for running with Zwift on the treadmill. Unfortunately Bankwest isn't compliant with Garmin Pay.

  10. Just now, Abby said:

    I'm just kinda surprised that someone earning $130,000 - $175,000 per year is classified as a low-to-middle income earner... 😵

    I guess it depends on where you live. $175k in Sydney would mean you're stone cold broke? Tassie, you're living like a King.

  11. 4 minutes ago, oldave said:

    New kitchen, 2.5 bathrooms, laundry, new flooring throughout, maybe repaint the roof. Been saving up all the money I used to spend on race entries.

    So from my understanding, the stimulus package is not for multiple renovation projects, but one large project e.g adding another floor to your house.

  12. So this is a scheme to help low to middle income earners, being given $25'000 to be put towards big projects such as remodelling and home extensions. To qualify for the $25'000 you must earn under $175'000 per year, have $75'000 in cash that you are willing to contribute towards a minimum spend of $100'000 on renovations. I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate the number of low to middle income earners, in Australia, that have $75k in cash that they are willing to spend on renovating their house is precisely 0. Am I missing something? It just sounds completely whack.


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