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  1. Gordon_R

    KZN rugby player shot dead by cops in Hawaii

    My point is that you cannot infer his state of mind from what you know afterwards. He is dead, and in no position to explain himself. Very easy to blame the dead guy. I'm not saying there is no room for reasonable doubt, but the all or nothing versions are clearly wrong.
  2. Gordon_R

    Only a matter of time before Indian variant of Covid hits us

    There are multiple variants, though no proof that any are particularly dangerous: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57016110
  3. Gordon_R

    Rain and storm for Cpt

    https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/western-cape-storm-2-dead-2-missing-evacuations-and-rescues-it-was-complete-chaos-20210506
  4. Gordon_R

    Franklin expedition - DNA test identifies member of 1845 Arctic voyage

    When I was at varsity I was in a Res with less than 100 students. One of them had the same first name, middle name, and surname as me. It happens...
  5. Gordon_R

    NMBM fears that day zero has arrived

    Good summary article: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-05-06-winter-storm-brings-some-relief-to-nelson-mandela-bay-water-crisis-despite-widespread-flooding/
  6. Gordon_R

    Franklin expedition - DNA test identifies member of 1845 Arctic voyage

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57013327
  7. Gordon_R

    KZN rugby player shot dead by cops in Hawaii

    You sir, are the second point in my comment. Look in the mirror...
  8. Gordon_R

    Ramaphosa on why Biden’s new Covid-19 vaccine announcement is important

    Logic outweighs political posturing: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57013096
  9. Gordon_R

    KZN rugby player shot dead by cops in Hawaii

    This thread (both the police officers and those who support their one-sided view) is a fantastic example of the Theory of Mind, and the failure thereof! See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_mind 1. I am a police officer. Therefore the other person must know that I am a police officer...
  10. Gordon_R

    Ramaphosa on why Biden’s new Covid-19 vaccine announcement is important

    FFS, it's just political posturing. Intellectual property is not the issue, it is production infrastructure. There are only a few places in the world capable of manufacturing vaccines. SA is not one of them: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-05-05-why-south-africa-stopped-making-vaccines/
  11. Gordon_R

    Rain and storm for Cpt

    Look at the charts. The peak rainfall has shifted to the Overberg. No further rain is predicted for CT, though it will be rather cold and windy.
  12. Gordon_R

    Kulula and BA’s Boeing 737 Max 8 planes – “We remain vigilant”

    Converting is not physically possible. There are plenty of other buyers, it just takes time while post-pandemic deliveries return to normal.
  13. Gordon_R

    Only a matter of time before Indian variant of Covid hits us

    The Minister has personally flown over, which will attend to the issue. /s https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/naledi-pandor-in-covid-19-scare-after-meeting-with-indian-counterpart-at-g7-meeting-20210505
  14. Gordon_R

    Watch - SpaceX Starship prototype explodes on landing

    Finally got it right: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57004604
  15. Gordon_R

    NMBM fears that day zero has arrived

    The majority of the rain from this event is falling in a narrow strip of the Overberg: Source: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/international/cpci/data/18/gfs.t18z.totp.day3.safrica.gif
  16. Gordon_R

    We can’t beat the pandemic if rich countries hog all the vaccines: Ramaphosa

    Surprisingly the Biden administration has reversed course on vaccine intellectual property, though this is unlikely to have any practical effects on production: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57004302
  17. Gordon_R

    Blue Origin successfully lands booster and crew capsule

    Sub-orbital flights possible: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57000820
  18. Gordon_R

    Rain and storm for Cpt

    The numbers were actually way more than 50mm in places. However it is both difficult to make this call, avoid being alarmist, and also disappointing a lot of people who get zero rain. Can't please everyone... It's not over yet, and remnants of the system are likely to linger until Fri 7th.
  19. Gordon_R

    Rain and storm for Cpt

    There was a brief shower at 12:30 when I was in Newlands. Not a drop at home in Kenilwort (so far). Wind is picking up, and weather is really starting to change.
  20. Gordon_R

    Kulula and BA’s Boeing 737 Max 8 planes – “We remain vigilant”

    They have criteria for short and long-term storage, and the amount of engine checks needed before return to service. No hard limits, just loss of income mostly.
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