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Pete last won the day on March 14 2013

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  1. $500 can save you 2.4 watts

    I sooo need a motor these days....
  2. $500 can save you 2.4 watts

    Don't be so skeptical - 2 here, 3 there - it all adds up! In fact, after spending around thirteen thousand dollars on upgrades for my tri bike on triathlon marketed products I now actually save more watts than I generate. This means that when my legs are putting out 200 watts I am actually getting 250 watts at the back wheel.
  3. Melbourne Marathon

    A bit of banter on the marathon facebook group over slow halfers not moving over for the marathoners - as this was around the 30k mark for the marathoners you can understand they are pretty upset about this (the 30k mark of marathon is not a good time to test someone's patience!). I noted this at the time - the marshals were yelling at the group to move left but some seemed to arrogantly hold their ground and not make way. From what I saw I think this may have been because they had earphones in and could not actually hear the marshals instructions....
  4. Melbourne Marathon

    Ripper day. The MCG did not disappoint. A slow half for me but just the kick in the pants I need to get back some fitness for the tri season!
  5. Melbourne Marathon

    Not real fit so only doing the half - and a pretty slow one at that. Will be awesome to enter the 'G as I suspect there may still be the cheers from the Tigers' win echoing through the stands
  6. Bladerunner 2049

    Yes heard it is very long and, whilst there are good action sequences there are long contemplative sections that may not make it everyone's cup of tea but it does get 5 stars from the most pretentious movie critics. Will see it this week.
  7. Your best concert memorabilia........

    Two of the most powerful songs I ever heard live were "Section 5 (Bus to Bondi)" and "Back on the Borderline" - not on the playlist
  8. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    Check out the price graph - No matter what price you bought at there is not a single quarter in the last 2 years that you would not have made a profit on. The trend since the beginning has always been up. The unpoppable bubble?
  9. AFL 2017

    Richmond just powered....
  10. AFL 2017

    I thought Bruce Macavaney made it really interesting by sneaking up to Dusty's table every 5 minutes and asking "So, Dusty, 15 minutes into the count, how are you feeling?" Dusty handled it well but I think it probably should have been answered by: "Fine Bruce. Just like it was 5 minutes ago! And the 5 minutes before that!! And it will most likely be the same the next time you creep up behind me with a mic so why don't you just F*ck off and annoy someone else you d1ck head?!"
  11. AFL 2017

    Brownlow medal traditions are exempt from current societal PC norms on the grounds of them being part of an established ritual protected by religious freedom exemptions. The hard-fought right to do so is commemorated on the VERY-Good-Friday (aka "Grand Final Eve") public holiday in the enlightened state of Victoria where other religious freedoms are celebrated on Easter, Christmas and Cup Day.
  12. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    With apologies to Darryl Kerrigan "How's the volatility?" Note that this is not over 10 years, 5 years or even 1 year - this is the movement over 6 months! Note the scale, no funny business here - half the height means half the price! There's some money to be made on them thar hills...!
  13. Learning another language online/app

    Si Si Paulo hai ragione - la lingua Italiano e' molto facile imperare! Yes, I think Italian is a good one to learn - my first, and probably best second language - it seems to work well in italy (obviously) but also in France and Spain too. In fact, in France I tend to get further speaking reasonable Italian as opposed to my woeful French (possibly my worst second language!).
  14. Learning another language online/app

    I've done a couple of languages and it's all good, but a really great (and even entertaining) way to learn contemporary, present tense dialog and vocab (as opposed to narrative) in a variety of contexts is to read comic books in the language of your choosing. Fair dinkum, really works! Learning the lyrics to pop songs also helps.
  15. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    I converted my bitcoin* into cash on a market trade within 10 or 15 seconds. The transaction verified withing the hour and I transferred the AUD result into my bank account via direct debit within 48 hours. Easier than a share transaction. I made the princely sum of $250 profit on my modest $460 investment over a period of only 2 or 3 months. That equates to something like a 200% annual return - try and get that from a term deposit!! LOL *bitcoin - technically not exactly bitcoin as the exchange held it for me in an account as opposed to setting up my own bitcoin wallet which I have still yet to do (for no other reason than to learn how). Even so, I think the exchange accepts direct transfers of bitcoin so I would think it would still be a fairly straightforward process.