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21) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1481194)
Posted 154 days ago by Profile John Neale
BOOM! We're back.

That was a memorable comeback performance by the Proteas after the horrors of Centurion. It was great to see Mitchell Whatsisname copping a bit of his own medicine on Saturday, at the hands of Morne Morkel.

Australia lost nine wickets in the third session yesterday, including two golden ducks!

The third Test at Newlands in Cape Town should be a humdinger.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 60,000 happy cricket fans at the MCG. (Message 1472329)
Posted 175 days ago by Profile John Neale
Skildude, I see you're sporting (pun intended) a South African flag in your profile. It's a good choice, particularly when it comes to cricket (and rugby) teams! Not so good for football (soccer), though. We're pretty hopeless at that. ;)
23) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1462801)
Posted 199 days ago by Profile John Neale
Jacques Kallis. ;-)

Cheers.


You got it, Wiggo. South Africa's Jacques Henry Kallis played 166 Tests over a period of 18 years, scoring 13,289 runs at 55.37, taking 292 wickets at 32.65, and claiming 200 catches (many at slip).

We're looking forward to a great Test series when the Baggy Greens tour South Africa in February and March. I think the resurgent Aussies will present the Proteas with a stern test.
24) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1462563)
Posted 199 days ago by Profile John Neale
One of the greatest cricketers of all time, and one of the top two all-rounders ever to have played the game, retired from Test cricket. He scored a match-winning century in his final innings.


Tendulkar from India. Fantastic player.


Indeed, Tendulkar did retire last year, and he is also one of the greats. But not an all-rounder of any great distinction (with 46 Test wickets at an average of 54.17). The player I am referring to was. Tendulkar scored 74 in his final innings; the player I am referring to scored 115.

Have another go. ;)
25) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1462104)
Posted 200 days ago by Profile John Neale
Meanwhile, in real cricket news...

    The top-ranked Test cricket team beat the second-ranked Test cricket team 1-0 in a two-Test series.

    In the first of those Tests, the top-ranked Test cricket team came within a few runs of chasing down the highest-ever fourth innings total to win a Test match.

    One of the greatest cricketers of all time, and one of the top two all-rounders ever to have played the game, retired from Test cricket. He scored a match-winning century in his final innings.



I'll leave you to guess who the protagonists were. Here's a clue: neither of the teams was England or Australia, and it wasn't Mitchell Johnson who retired.

Yes, folks, there is cricket being played outside of Australia and England. ;)

26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 (Message 1451579)
Posted 232 days ago by Profile John Neale
Today, I twice visited Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. First, the running club with whom I regularly do a long training run on a Sunday morning readjusted its schedule to allow us to run past Madiba's home. At that early stage of the day, things were relatively quiet, and we spent a few contemplative moments viewing the shrine of flowers, candles, and messages that has been growing outside his home. In the late afternoon, my wife and I took our young children there, and we joined what seemed like tens of thousands of others to place flowers and a card containing personal messages from my family on the (now much larger) shrine. I even caught a glimpse of Mandela's grandson, Mandla.

The mood at the site of Mandela's home was uplifting. Whilst mourning the passing of our global icon, South Africans are also celebrating a life well lived.
27) Message boards : Politics : Another subtle indication of the political bias of the US media (Message 1450579)
Posted 234 days ago by Profile John Neale
Oopps, check your figures, both websites you provided show figures for AFGHANISTAN in similar to those given by Bob.
I suspect you've included the figures for Iraq...

Of course I included Iraq, for the obvious reason that Bob stated that according to his website (which does not exist) "the USA lost 630 soldiers in the middle east during the eight years of Bush's presidency."

I'm sorry but if you use 'middle east' in this way you automatically include Iraq. In fact, if you know your geography, you would know that in this context, Afghanistan would actually be excluded, as it is located in Central Asia. If indeed, he just meant casualty figures for Afghanistan only, he should have specifically stated that.


In fact, he mentioned both Iraq and Afghanistan in the first sentence of the OP.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 (Message 1450483)
Posted 234 days ago by Profile John Neale
RIP, Tata Madiba. You were a great man. Our nation mourns your passing, but thanks you for what you did.

I have tears in my eyes as I type this.
29) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : NASA unreachable (Message 1450256)
Posted 235 days ago by Profile John Neale
No problem reaching NASA and JPL websites from South Africa.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home Enhanced v6 is now done, finito, kaputt. (Message 1449552)
Posted 237 days ago by Profile John Neale
And that makes the previously-mentioned task 3251310915 the only remaining one. It's the ninth task issued for workunit 1248804579.
31) Message boards : Politics : Why is teaching atheism good? (Message 1447386)
Posted 243 days ago by Profile John Neale
In this instance, this should suffice as the truth.

Robert, can you cite one Intelligent Design proponent who does not believe that the so-called "designer" is the Christian God?
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark (Message 1441475)
Posted 258 days ago by Profile John Neale
Chris S has me blocked, can someone please tell him I posted this on the Milkyway forum as well since he was active over there as well.

Thank You


I've informed the folks in the Malaria Control forum, where John was also a regular contributor.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark (Message 1441250)
Posted 259 days ago by Profile John Neale
That is sad news, Chris. I interacted with John now and then, and the impression he left was that of a thoughtful, caring, intelligent and humorous family man. His impish Robin Hood avatar was instantly recognisable in several BOINC forums. I will miss him. RIP, John Clark.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hello (Message 1439994)
Posted 263 days ago by Profile John Neale
Hello, aka_Patrice, and welcome. There is some oddity around here, but some of us are nearly normal! ;)

Although, having said that, I will be running through the streets of Johannesburg in peak-hour traffic tomorrow afternoon, together with several thousand other men, all wearing nothing but bright red Speedos and running shoes, in the annual DAREdevil Run.

Top that!

This thread has taken a few twists and turns, which is great! Keep it ROLLING.

(And Julie, if you ever make it to South Africa, please leave your rolling pin at home!)
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hello (Message 1438663)
Posted 264 days ago by Profile John Neale
There's a wee game of rugger taking place in Caerdydd, Cymru, on Saturday... ;)
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hello (Message 1438394)
Posted 265 days ago by Profile John Neale
Not going anywhere.


Source: Promex GmbH
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I got a question (Message 1437771)
Posted 266 days ago by Profile John Neale
And if the few buttheads insist on still creating disharmony among us and the project does decide to close the forums. I will still crunch. I believe in this project and I have right from when I joined.


I endorse this sentiment wholeheartedly, James. The discord we see at present is the ultimate goal of the troll(s).
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hello (Message 1437767)
Posted 266 days ago by Profile John Neale
Hello!

This thread is for those who aren't leaving these forums or the project anytime soon.

And, hopefully, for those who have left, who might reflect quietly and return. I, for one, would welcome you back.
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Anunnaki (Message 1433033)
Posted 276 days ago by Profile John Neale
I'm not a prince, but I am South African, so you are welcome to send me your money, Ozzfan! I'll guarantee a 200% ROI, if you would like that. In fact, the more you send, the greater your return will be. ;)

Oh, and by the way, South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa, and not in West Africa. (Those West Africans are the real scam kings!)
40) Message boards : Politics : Do you trust China? (Message 1428220)
Posted 288 days ago by Profile John Neale
Back on topic: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


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