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  1. Andy

    Cotton Bowl: #8 USC vs #5 Ohio State

    Whoops! Thought this was after New Year since the thread was still open
  2. Andy

    Cotton Bowl: #8 USC vs #5 Ohio State

    10z on USC
  3. Andy

    Australia gay marriage

    Suddenly occured to me, seeing this thread title, that you may not have seen this reaction from an Aussie politician. It's peak Australia.
  4. Andy

    American elections

    Actually, the national polls at the Presidential election were pretty good. The issue was in the way the media presented what a small popular vote lead actually means in an election that isn't decided by popular vote. On the subject of what we over here call the "Shy Tory Factor", it is sometimes the case that online and automated polls show a different result to in-person polls, although the size of that issue is disputed, and those types of polls are not necessarily more accurate due to other factors such as low response rate. I'm a maths and stats guy, so I'm a bit nerdy about this sort of stuff!
  5. Andy

    American elections

    SurveyMonkey did a poll and weighted in 10 different, but completely sensible, ways. The results ranged from Jones by 9 to Moore by 10
  6. Andy

    Army vs Navy

    5z on Army
  7. Andy

    Pre-Reset Pass The Time Thread

    Well, a solution needs to be found, and we're slowly crossing off the more sensible options
  8. Andy

    Pre-Reset Pass The Time Thread

    The UK Government has decided to leave the European Customs Union as well as leaving the EU, even though its possible to be a member of the former while not being a member of the latter. This means that between the European mainland and the UK there will need to be customs checks of goods crossing the border, but... The border can't be between A and B, as this would separate Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK, and this is unacceptable to people like the Government's allies in the Democratic Unionist Party The border can't be between B and C, as the separation of communities in this way was the source of much of the trouble in Northern Ireland in previous decades, which no-one wants to re-ignite The border can't be between C and D, as the Republic of Ireland (C) is a separate country and the UK can't tell it what to do. Polls show that people in the ROI have no interest in leaving the EU, and it couldn't happen under their constitution without a referendum My preferred option would be to stay in the Customs Union, known as a Soft Brexit, resolving the issue altogether (Actually my preferred option is not to Brexit at all, but I've been outvoted on that). However, some people, including the Government, say that a Soft Brexit isn't a proper Brexit. If we have to leave the Customs Union, it seems to me that putting the border between A and B is the least worst place. The Government tried proposing that solution this week, but were slapped down by the DUP. The Government can't afford to upset the DUP if they want to stay in power, so it looks like that option's dead... Like I said, buggering up.
  9. Andy

    Pre-Reset Pass The Time Thread

    You can all have my Brexit rant another time, but to stay topical this week the Government realised something I've been saying for the last 18 months to anyone who'll listen... (The picture is not my work, but sums up the issue perfectly)
  10. Andy

    Pre-Reset Pass The Time Thread

    Oh the Government here are buggering up Brexit perfectly well without any help!
  11. Andy

    Big 12 Championship (2017)

    5z on Oklahoma
  12. Andy

    SEC Championship (2017)

    5z on Georgia
  13. Andy

    ACC Championship (2017)

    5z on Clemson
  14. Andy

    Big Ten Championship (2017)

    5z on Ohio State
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