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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Laighin Break » December 20th, 2018, 4:28 pm

There's an interesting episode of the podcast 99% Invisible where they discuss the layout of hospitals.
Some guy, when planning a new hospital, got people to trace the route cancer patients had in the hospital on a typical trip - from waiting room to one treatment room to another etc - and found that they were really poorly designed where they had to go all over the place, up and down corridors and to different floors.

My sister is a doctor in Australia and working in a newly built Children's Hospital. I've seen videos of it and it is amazing.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Oldschool » December 20th, 2018, 6:25 pm

Laighin Break wrote:There's an interesting episode of the podcast 99% Invisible where they discuss the layout of hospitals.
Some guy, when planning a new hospital, got people to trace the route cancer patients had in the hospital on a typical trip - from waiting room to one treatment room to another etc - and found that they were really poorly designed where they had to go all over the place, up and down corridors and to different floors.

My sister is a doctor in Australia and working in a newly built Children's Hospital. I've seen videos of it and it is amazing.

The problem with the Irish and particularly our politicians and civil servants is that "reinventing the wheel" is mandatory.
It has got another name.
"Wasting the taxpayers money" for which they have absolutely no respect.
If it's in the budget, it must be spent
Use it or lose it is a really sh!tty way to run a country or county council but that's the way it's done.
And it's used to justify unnecessary spending.
If we don't spend it this year, we lose it. FFS
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby blockhead » January 17th, 2019, 8:49 am

Spuds have been on my plate for practically every meal I have ever had (slight exaggeration, would not have spuds for breakfast for eg.).
Don't think I've ever had a meal that didn't involve meat, chicken or fish.
Now apparently, according to a report on the wireless this morning, it's all very bad for me, very very bad indeed. Who knew?
Anthropology says that a switch to a meat based diet, in our ancient ancestors was key to our evolution into modern intelligent humans.
Someone is wrong.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » January 17th, 2019, 9:27 am

blockhead wrote:Spuds have been on my plate for practically every meal I have ever had (slight exaggeration, would not have spuds for breakfast for eg.).
Don't think I've ever had a meal that didn't involve meat, chicken or fish.
Now apparently, according to a report on the wireless this morning, it's all very bad for me, very very bad indeed. Who knew?
Anthropology says that a switch to a meat based diet, in our ancient ancestors was key to our evolution into modern intelligent humans.
Someone is wrong.
Anyway's it steak and chips tonight!
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » January 17th, 2019, 9:27 am

Oh and chicken = meat
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby blockhead » January 17th, 2019, 9:40 am

Peg Leg wrote:Oh and chicken = meat


Chicken = finger lickin
forgot to metion that this report also put all dairy products into the same catergory, ie, poison.

We should be eating nuts, only certain veggies, and grains.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Lar » January 17th, 2019, 9:50 am

So it looks like Varadkar is ahead of the curve. He must be smiling into his pulses this morning.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby fourthirtythree » January 17th, 2019, 10:41 am

blockhead wrote:Anthropology says that a switch to a meat based diet, in our ancient ancestors was key to our evolution into modern intelligent humans.
!


[citation needed]

and
blockhead wrote:[
We should be eating nuts, only certain veggies, and grains.


That sounds off to me. For a start where's the fruit? What about pulses? Most people these days suggest cutting down on grains (I don't mean just gluten which is only an issue for coeliacs). The whole paleodiet fad of a few years ago was hilarious. Not so much the concept as the name. What was a paleohuman diet? Whatever they could get in that place at that time of the year. Anything they could possibly eat. How much meat did they eat? As much as possible (though of course red meat may not have been possible but snails and insects and shellfish were huge sources of protein for paleohumans). At what point of the evolution of the digestive tract are you going to stop paleo at? Because most of it developed when we were little tree rats eating fruit, nuts, insects, carrion, whatever...
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby RoboProp » February 3rd, 2019, 7:38 pm

honeyec wrote:
RoboProp wrote:The new Leinster HEC winners tee is €7 dearer for the XL size than it is for Small. Sizist bullspit. I was going to buy it for the listed 22 but then saw the small for 15 and said "funk that for a game of soldiers"


Mein Gott, you're right! Next time I go into Hickey's I'm going to demand a metre of fabric for the same price they'd charge for 50cm. The logic is faultless, it has to work...


Yeah f%~k this post. Shoulda said it then
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby RoboProp » February 3rd, 2019, 8:29 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:
blockhead wrote:Anthropology says that a switch to a meat based diet, in our ancient ancestors was key to our evolution into modern intelligent humans.
!


[citation needed]

and
blockhead wrote:[
We should be eating nuts, only certain veggies, and grains.


That sounds off to me. For a start where's the fruit? What about pulses? Most people these days suggest cutting down on grains (I don't mean just gluten which is only an issue for coeliacs). The whole paleodiet fad of a few years ago was hilarious. Not so much the concept as the name. What was a paleohuman diet? Whatever they could get in that place at that time of the year. Anything they could possibly eat. How much meat did they eat? As much as possible (though of course red meat may not have been possible but snails and insects and shellfish were huge sources of protein for paleohumans). At what point of the evolution of the digestive tract are you going to stop paleo at? Because most of it developed when we were little tree rats eating fruit, nuts, insects, carrion, whatever...

Oh what a carrion
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » February 3rd, 2019, 8:49 pm

RoboProp wrote:
honeyec wrote:
RoboProp wrote:The new Leinster HEC winners tee is €7 dearer for the XL size than it is for Small. Sizist bullspit. I was going to buy it for the listed 22 but then saw the small for 15 and said "funk that for a game of soldiers"


Mein Gott, you're right! Next time I go into Hickey's I'm going to demand a metre of fabric for the same price they'd charge for 50cm. The logic is faultless, it has to work...


Yeah f%~k this post. Shoulda said it then
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby johng » February 7th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Exactly how many years have you been festering on that one Robo?
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby RoboProp » February 7th, 2019, 8:42 pm

johng wrote:Exactly how many years have you been festering on that one Robo?


The elephantine never forget :lol:

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Re: Friday's rant

Postby FLIP » February 26th, 2019, 3:45 pm

FLIP wrote:Estate Agents.. enough said


To add to this, solicitors, and fuckwit buyers and sellers who can't agree a date, and who book services despite a date not being agreed. :evil:
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby domhnallj » February 26th, 2019, 4:01 pm

FLIP wrote:
FLIP wrote:Estate Agents.. enough said


To add to this, solicitors, and fuckwit buyers and sellers who can't agree a date, and who book services despite a date not being agreed. :evil:


I agree.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby johng » February 26th, 2019, 4:21 pm

They are down below snake's bellys used car salesmen and German hippys
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Oldschool » February 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm

This will come as a surprise to some but I'm not an Estate Agent. :lol:
A good solicitor is very useful as sometimes you need to be able to fight fire with fire.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby FLIP » February 26th, 2019, 11:35 pm

Oldschool wrote:This will come as a surprise to some but I'm not an Estate Agent. :lol:
A good solicitor is very useful as sometimes you need to be able to fight fire with fire.


In those cases they're an asshole, but they're your asshole. And they will charge you nicely for the privilege.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Laighin Break » February 27th, 2019, 8:43 am

FLIP wrote:
Oldschool wrote:This will come as a surprise to some but I'm not an Estate Agent. :lol:
A good solicitor is very useful as sometimes you need to be able to fight fire with fire.


In those cases they're an asshole, but they're your asshole. And they will charge you nicely for the privilege.


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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Ruckedtobits » March 25th, 2019, 9:41 am

The meedja may be totally focused on governance in the FAI ind the antics of Delaney as Chief Executive but our own Governing Body are no paragons when it comes to governance matters and the IRFU has been conducting an internal review, chaired by a legal eminence for the past three years. 'Under review' is the most often used cover story for lack of corporate action in governance, whether in business or sports bodies.
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