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November 8th, 2023 at 11:06:28 PM permalink
In the debate last night, there were many attacks on China, particularly focusing on TikTok. One exchange about Tiktok caused Niki Haley to refer to one gentleman on stage as scum. So I was taken aback when they went to break, and there was a commercial promoting TikTok. It was as if TikTok knew it would be mentioned, and they were advertising to let people see the fuss
You'd think the RNC or someone would vette the commercials.
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November 9th, 2023 at 5:58:49 PM permalink
51yr old Jared Leto climbed to the top of the Empire State building today.

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November 16th, 2023 at 2:47:03 AM permalink
Staffers at the nation's largest labor union just voted to authorize a strike

Reread that carefully because most of you will miss it. The union had had a strike called on it by another union! I have studied collective bargaining and did not even know employees of a union could unionize.
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November 16th, 2023 at 3:13:49 AM permalink
Human Mission to Mars_________

no sex for a couple of years or so____________kinna tough on youngish guys

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November 16th, 2023 at 4:22:38 AM permalink
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Human Mission to Mars_________

no sex for a couple of years or so____________kinna tough on youngish guys

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I wouldn't necessarily say that has a 100% probability.
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November 16th, 2023 at 6:32:35 AM permalink
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Human Mission to Mars_________

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No sex for two years? Pff. I could do that standing on my head. That was basically all of my 20s.
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November 16th, 2023 at 7:09:00 AM permalink
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Human Mission to Mars_________

no sex for a couple of years or so____________kinna tough on youngish guys

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No sex for two years? Pff. I could do that standing on my head. That was basically all of my 20s.
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a couple of years when I was a young guy______?
no way
I would find a willing gal somewhere long before that
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November 16th, 2023 at 7:19:08 AM permalink
The upcoming F1 race is upon us,and things don't look good for sin city and for F1.

Ticket and room prices have fallen, but that isn't the worst of it.

In what has to be an epic screw up, the bright boys at F1 never realized how cold it would get in sin city for a mid-November race that begins at ten at night and lasts til midnight.

The tire mfr., Pirelli, was caught by surprise and there is no way the cars can or will perform at the intended level of speed and grip as both the track surface and tire temps will never get warm enough.

But that's not all.

The weather definitely could be a factor, with showers likely during race weekend.

The track is new, the drivers bitch that they cannot adequately practice on their state of the art race simulators, and it looks like they may have to qualify under cold, likely wet conditions.

Recipe for disaster?

Stay tuned....
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November 16th, 2023 at 7:23:44 AM permalink
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November 16th, 2023 at 7:30:16 AM permalink
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Human Mission to Mars_________

no sex for a couple of years or so____________kinna tough on youngish guys

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No sex for two years? Pff. I could do that standing on my head. That was basically all of my 20s.
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a couple of years when I was a young guy______?
no way
I would find a willing gal somewhere long before that
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Guess I should have been an astronaut....lol
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November 16th, 2023 at 8:21:14 AM permalink
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The upcoming F1 race is upon us,and things don't look good for sin city and for F1...
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I'm curious to go. If anyone has access, including a room with a view, let me know.
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November 16th, 2023 at 12:07:43 PM permalink
What do the call a quarter pounder with cheese in Europe since they have the metric system, so no quarter pounders.

The people want to know.
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November 16th, 2023 at 12:10:16 PM permalink
Quarter pounder names
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November 16th, 2023 at 12:16:36 PM permalink
https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-order-a-quarter-pounder-at-a-European-McDonalds-Does-the-useage-of-the-metric-system-mean-that-this-burger-has-a-different-name#:~:text=Actually%20Spain%20is%20using%20the,US%20and%20English%2Dspeaking%20countries.&text=It%20is%20called%20McRoyal%20or,think%20in%20Italy%20as%20well.

This research got more intriguing over time, so here’s a (pretty useless) list of names for Quarter Pounders across Europe:

Austria - Royal

Azerbaijan - Hamburger™

Belarus - Роял (Royal)

Belgium - Royal (Dutch), Royale (French)

Bosnia & Herzegovina - Royal

Bulgaria - Couldn’t find it on the page; probably Роял (Royal)

Croatia - Couldn’t find it on the page. I’ll assume “Hamburger” is similar.

Cyprus - Royal

Czech Republic - McRoyal™

Denmark - Quarter Pounder®

Estonia - No Quarter Pounder, but there’s a Big Tasty™

Finland - Website only has Double Quarter Pounder™

France - Royale

Georgia - როიალ ჩიზბურგერი (roial chizburgeri)

Germany - Hamburger Royal TS®

Greece - Quarter Pounder™ (this website has an interesting mix of Greek and English words)

Hungary - McRoyal®

Ireland - Quarter Pounder™

Italy - Just Hamburger. No “Big Tasty” or “Royale” products.

Kazakhstan - Двойной Роял Чизбургер (Dvoynoy Royal Chizburger)

Latvia - Big Tasty™

Lithuania - Big Tasty™

Luxembourg - Hamburger Royal Ts®

Malta - Quarter Pounder

Moldova - Royal Cheese™

Netherlands - Royale

Norway - Quarter Pounder

Poland - McROYAL®

Portugal - McRoyal®

Romania - Royal

Russia - Роял (Royal)

San Marino - Couldn’t find this. Likely the same as Italy.

Serbia - Royal DeLuxe

Slovakia - McRoyal™

Slovenia - No Big Tasty or Royal products.

Spain - McROYAL®

Sweden - QP Cheese

Switzerland - Royal

Ukraine - Біг Тейсті® (Bih Teysti)

United Kingdom - Quarter Pounder

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November 16th, 2023 at 1:17:15 PM permalink
Looks like that giant eyesore of a sphere is turning into a giant flop in Las Vegas. Lost 100 million in the last quarter because nobody cares. I would certainly never pay 10 cents to go into it I hate crap like that.

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2023/nov/08/las-vegas-sphere-reports-984-million-loss-cfo-quit//
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November 16th, 2023 at 1:22:47 PM permalink
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What do the call a quarter pounder with cheese in Europe since they have the metric system, so no quarter pounders.

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I always assume everyone has seen Pulp Fiction, but as the movie is almost 30 years old, perhaps that's not a good assumption these days. So here goes...



Or, If you prefer the Cartoon Network version...

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November 16th, 2023 at 1:44:22 PM permalink
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What do the call a quarter pounder with cheese in Europe since they have the metric system, so no quarter pounders.

The people want to know.
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I always assume everyone has seen Pulp Fiction, but as the movie is almost 30 years old, perhaps that's not a good assumption these days. So here goes...



Or, If you prefer the Cartoon Network version...


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Decades ago, my roommate came back from a year and change in the Netherlands. She insisted on the mayonnaise with french fries thing, with little wooden (bamboo?) disposable forks.
Said we got it close, but she'd prefer brick shaped mayonnaise instead of the little dishes.
Heavy mayonnaise is definitely the way to go, if that's your thing.
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November 16th, 2023 at 1:52:48 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Looks like that giant eyesore of a sphere is turning into a giant flop in Las Vegas. Lost 100 million in the last quarter because nobody cares. I would certainly never pay 10 cents to go into it I hate crap like that.

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2023/nov/08/las-vegas-sphere-reports-984-million-loss-cfo-quit//
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It opened less than two months ago, of course it's not going to be profitable yet....LOL...as usual you have no idea what you're talking about.
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November 16th, 2023 at 2:09:07 PM permalink
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Quote: EvenBob

Looks like that giant eyesore of a sphere is turning into a giant flop in Las Vegas. Lost 100 million in the last quarter because nobody cares. I would certainly never pay 10 cents to go into it I hate crap like that.

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2023/nov/08/las-vegas-sphere-reports-984-million-loss-cfo-quit//
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It opened less than two months ago, of course it's not going to be profitable yet....LOL...as usual you have no idea what you're talking about.
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It does look like it is going to be a money pit. It's a pet/vanity project from a person best described as a jerk. I love the graphics on the outside, and the inside is opulent, but the nut to carry it is huge.
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November 16th, 2023 at 2:13:29 PM permalink
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Quote: EvenBob

Looks like that giant eyesore of a sphere is turning into a giant flop in Las Vegas. Lost 100 million in the last quarter because nobody cares. I would certainly never pay 10 cents to go into it I hate crap like that.

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2023/nov/08/las-vegas-sphere-reports-984-million-loss-cfo-quit//
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It opened less than two months ago, of course it's not going to be profitable yet....LOL...as usual you have no idea what you're talking about.
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Nope, it'll never make money because it's stupid. It's a novelty that is already worn off and it's new. This is the kind of crap that people were enthralled with 20 years ago today nobody cares. It costs way too much money to put on any kind of a program there and in 10 years either going to be a parking lot or another casinos going to be sitting there. As usual I know what I'm talking about.
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November 16th, 2023 at 2:27:19 PM permalink
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It does look like it is going to be a money pit. It's a pet/vanity project from a person best described as a jerk. I love the graphics on the outside, and the inside is opulent, but the nut to carry it is huge.
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When I first saw it on YouTube the very first thing I thought was how long before there's a beautiful girl in a bikini drinking a Miller Lite on the damn thing. That's all it's good for advertising and advertisers aren't going to be able to afford it so they're going to have to drop their prices severely and go further into debt while they wait for it to 'catch on' which it never will.
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November 16th, 2023 at 2:52:31 PM permalink
By report the locals and tourists seem to dig it, so now they need to monetize it.

In addition to having concerts on the inside, they need to make money from the outside.

Allow tourists (for a fee, of course) to upload an image of themselves or them and other poeople on the outside of the sphere; keep it dipplayed for about five or ten seconds, which should give the client time to snap a pic or video with their phone to save for posterity.

It could become a "must do" tradition such as getting your pic at the welcome to LV sign, and with enough interest could help pay the bills.
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November 16th, 2023 at 3:19:33 PM permalink
A friend who is a high muckety muck at Live Nation thinks it will be an incredible failure. Dolan gave U2 an unprecedented deal but now other acts want similar deals. He says it can take two days to set up for a show, and they need fifteen or more events a month to break even.
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November 16th, 2023 at 3:41:56 PM permalink
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A friend who is a high muckety muck at Live Nation thinks it will be an incredible failure. Dolan gave U2 an unprecedented deal but now other acts want similar deals. He says it can take two days to set up for a show, and they need fifteen or more events a month to break even.
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It was a failure before it was ever built. Things this complicated will break down all the time and this one already is from what I'm reading. It cost a fortune to rent it and I would imagine the tickets to get in aren't going to be cheap. Japanese tourists will love it but how many Japanese tourists would it take to support it. Who cares what the locals think they don't spend any money on this stuff. It didn't even enjoy a brief flash in the pan of popularity, it was DOA..
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November 16th, 2023 at 4:40:04 PM permalink
I built my e-bike this morning, and it is just about charged. I might wait until the morning to ride it, as dusk is approaching.

I'd been looking at them for a few months and waiting for a sale. Last Friday, they were $400 off, plus a free helmet and shipping.
I'm not very handy, and the thought of assembling a bike with a motor didn't excite me, but neither did the $150 quote from the local bike dealer. The box was packed efficiently, and while it took me about two hours to assemble it, I could do the next one in twenty minutes.
I wasted twenty minutes trying to attach a pedal, only to accidentally discover it screwed in counterclockwise and another spell trying to decipher an unfamiliar term.
It is a brute of a bike, weighing almost eighty pounds, with shock absorbers and disc brakes. A normal-sized person can go 20 miles an hour unassisted, but I topped out at around 14 on the trial bikes. That is still a good speed on a bike. There is an app that can upgrade my Class 2 bike to a Class 3 and add eight miles of throttle speed. As a new e-rider, I'm supposed to get used to the bike before upgrading.
It's almost fifty years since I regularly rode a bike.
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November 16th, 2023 at 5:34:10 PM permalink
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I built my e-bike this morning, and it is just about charged. I might wait until the morning to ride it, as dusk is approaching.

I'd been looking at them for a few months and waiting for a sale. Last Friday, they were $400 off, plus a free helmet and shipping.
I'm not very handy, and the thought of assembling a bike with a motor didn't excite me, but neither did the $150 quote from the local bike dealer. The box was packed efficiently, and while it took me about two hours to assemble it, I could do the next one in twenty minutes.
I wasted twenty minutes trying to attach a pedal, only to accidentally discover it screwed in counterclockwise and another spell trying to decipher an unfamiliar term.
It is a brute of a bike, weighing almost eighty pounds, with shock absorbers and disc brakes. A normal-sized person can go 20 miles an hour unassisted, but I topped out at around 14 on the trial bikes. That is still a good speed on a bike. There is an app that can upgrade my Class 2 bike to a Class 3 and add eight miles of throttle speed. As a new e-rider, I'm supposed to get used to the bike before upgrading.
It's almost fifty years since I regularly rode a bike.
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How is it rated for weight of the person riding it.

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November 16th, 2023 at 5:48:31 PM permalink
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By report the locals and tourists seem to dig it, so now they need to monetize it.

In addition to having concerts on the inside, they need to make money from the outside.

Allow tourists (for a fee, of course) to upload an image of themselves or them and other poeople on the outside of the sphere; keep it dipplayed for about five or ten seconds, which should give the client time to snap a pic or video with their phone to save for posterity.

It could become a "must do" tradition such as getting your pic at the welcome to LV sign, and with enough interest could help pay the bills.
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Now there's an idea... charge for a 15 second "Happy Birthday" or "Will you marry me" or other personal message.

Some people will think it's hideously tacky; others will gobble it up with a spoon.
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November 16th, 2023 at 5:59:07 PM permalink
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Quote: billryan

I built my e-bike this morning, and it is just about charged. I might wait until the morning to ride it, as dusk is approaching.

I'd been looking at them for a few months and waiting for a sale. Last Friday, they were $400 off, plus a free helmet and shipping.
I'm not very handy, and the thought of assembling a bike with a motor didn't excite me, but neither did the $150 quote from the local bike dealer. The box was packed efficiently, and while it took me about two hours to assemble it, I could do the next one in twenty minutes.
I wasted twenty minutes trying to attach a pedal, only to accidentally discover it screwed in counterclockwise and another spell trying to decipher an unfamiliar term.
It is a brute of a bike, weighing almost eighty pounds, with shock absorbers and disc brakes. A normal-sized person can go 20 miles an hour unassisted, but I topped out at around 14 on the trial bikes. That is still a good speed on a bike. There is an app that can upgrade my Class 2 bike to a Class 3 and add eight miles of throttle speed. As a new e-rider, I'm supposed to get used to the bike before upgrading.
It's almost fifty years since I regularly rode a bike.
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How is it rated for weight of the person riding it.


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It's rated for 400 pounds. The trial bikes were rated or 300.
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November 16th, 2023 at 6:34:41 PM permalink
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Human Mission to Mars_________

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If that is going to stop someone they will be disqualified on any other number of reasons. File them all under "not mentally tough enough" for the job.
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November 16th, 2023 at 6:36:46 PM permalink
I've had 3 electric bicycles over the years. You might want to change the bicycle seat to a bigger one if they didn't provide you with one already. But if your rides are going to be short it may not matter.
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November 16th, 2023 at 6:50:01 PM permalink
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Quote: MrV

By report the locals and tourists seem to dig it, so now they need to monetize it.

In addition to having concerts on the inside, they need to make money from the outside.

Allow tourists (for a fee, of course) to upload an image of themselves or them and other poeople on the outside of the sphere; keep it dipplayed for about five or ten seconds, which should give the client time to snap a pic or video with their phone to save for posterity.

It could become a "must do" tradition such as getting your pic at the welcome to LV sign, and with enough interest could help pay the bills.
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Now there's an idea... charge for a 15 second "Happy Birthday" or "Will you marry me" or other personal message.

Some people will think it's hideously tacky; others will gobble it up with a spoon.
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When this first came out, I thought someone would do that sooner or later. If they put credit card readers, they could probably charge up to hundreds of dollars based on how much of the sphere you want covered with your message and how long. I could see a thousand dollars for 60 seconds. You might even get some whales dropping 10k for 5 minutes.
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November 16th, 2023 at 7:04:16 PM permalink
I think you are underestimating the cost per minute of operating the sphere. They have a small army of programmers and techies working off-site on it. Some people from Bisbee who were working remotely went to SoCal to work on it.
I have not seen it in person. I'm hoping to be able to change that.
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November 16th, 2023 at 7:05:56 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Quote: Dieter

Quote: MrV

By report the locals and tourists seem to dig it, so now they need to monetize it.

In addition to having concerts on the inside, they need to make money from the outside.

Allow tourists (for a fee, of course) to upload an image of themselves or them and other poeople on the outside of the sphere; keep it dipplayed for about five or ten seconds, which should give the client time to snap a pic or video with their phone to save for posterity.

It could become a "must do" tradition such as getting your pic at the welcome to LV sign, and with enough interest could help pay the bills.
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Now there's an idea... charge for a 15 second "Happy Birthday" or "Will you marry me" or other personal message.

Some people will think it's hideously tacky; others will gobble it up with a spoon.
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When this first came out, I thought someone would do that sooner or later. If they put credit card readers, they could probably charge up to hundreds of dollars based on how much of the sphere you want covered with your message and how long. I could see a thousand dollars for 60 seconds. You might even get some whales dropping 10k for 5 minutes.
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I doubt you need credit card readers.
Most of the clients will want to activate their bespoke display from the app, when they're in position.

There might be some market for photo booths, where the venue has some fixed cameras that capture the display and the people's reaction... but that's less of a surprise and delight.

(I'm a grump. I think the whole idea is absurdly tacky and want no part of it. I also recognize that I'm not the target demographic.)
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November 16th, 2023 at 7:13:27 PM permalink
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I've had 3 electric bicycles over the years. You might want to change the bicycle seat to a bigger one if they didn't provide you with one already. But if your rides are going to be short it may not matter.
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My initial rides will be short. There are measured paths along the roads of the complex, mostly for walking but bikes are okay. You can do a half-mile loop or up to a three-mile loop. I have to see how quickly I get bored with that.
This bike is built for big people so I hope the seat is, as well.
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November 17th, 2023 at 2:49:27 AM permalink
Good post
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November 17th, 2023 at 6:30:33 AM permalink
Quote:

why you can't believe anything really


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I'm sure you all know of photoshop. But talk about needing to know nothing to make a fake realistic photo.

It's cued up to the proper place if you don't want to watch the whole video


https://youtu.be/nmMwo8dzQhs?t=70
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November 17th, 2023 at 9:03:35 AM permalink
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It was a failure before it was ever built. Things this complicated will break down all the time and this one already is from what I'm reading. It cost a fortune to rent it and I would imagine the tickets to get in aren't going to be cheap. Japanese tourists will love it but how many Japanese tourists would it take to support it. Who cares what the locals think they don't spend any money on this stuff. It didn't even enjoy a brief flash in the pan of popularity, it was DOA..
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I found the exact type of keyboard EB uses.



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November 17th, 2023 at 9:20:21 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Quote: EvenBob

It was a failure before it was ever built. Things this complicated will break down all the time and this one already is from what I'm reading. It cost a fortune to rent it and I would imagine the tickets to get in aren't going to be cheap. Japanese tourists will love it but how many Japanese tourists would it take to support it. Who cares what the locals think they don't spend any money on this stuff. It didn't even enjoy a brief flash in the pan of popularity, it was DOA..
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I found the exact type of keyboard EB uses.




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It cost $450,000 for 1 hour of advertising on the sphere. It's failure was predestined.
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November 17th, 2023 at 9:52:54 AM permalink
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It cost $450,000 for 1 hour of advertising on the sphere. It's failure was predestined.
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$125 per second?
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November 17th, 2023 at 11:09:07 AM permalink
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It cost $450,000 for 1 hour of advertising on the sphere. It's failure was predestined.



No, it does NOT.

Per report, it costs that amount PER DAY, not per hour.

cost to place ad on sphere

Now I finally see how and why you claim an 80% hit rate at roulette: hello, fuzzy math.
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November 17th, 2023 at 11:20:05 AM permalink
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It cost $450,000 for 1 hour of advertising on the sphere. It's failure was predestined.



No, it does NOT.

Per report, it costs that amount PER DAY, not per hour.

cost to place ad on sphere

Now I finally see how and why you claim an 80% hit rate at roulette: hello, fuzzy math.
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I read it as 450K will buy you four hours covering one half the sphere. That would give them 12 450K slots a day, ie 225K an hour in revenue if sold out.
650K for a week suggests that most of the cost is in the design.
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November 17th, 2023 at 12:25:05 PM permalink
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I read it as 450K will buy you four hours covering one half the sphere.
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I read it was 450,000 an hour, somebody else read 450,000 a day, and you read this. I wonder what the real number is.
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November 17th, 2023 at 12:30:04 PM permalink
Honestly those rates sound pretty cheap, if you ask me.

The weekly rate of $650,000 guarantees at least 414 minutes of airtime. That breaks down to $1,570 a minute. The daily rate breaks down to a little over $1,800 a minute. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if major companies like Coca-Cola or whatever get even better deals for monthly or even yearly ad campaigns. This is basically the biggest billboard ever in one of the world's biggest tourist destinations. It's going to attract advertisers from all over the world, not just the US. I would be VERY surprised if the MSG Sphere ends up being a financial failure.
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November 17th, 2023 at 12:42:28 PM permalink
They are paying a small army of freelance programmers and developers. It needs a lot more than billboard advertising to succeed. It needs to be the premier arena in Vegas.
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November 17th, 2023 at 12:56:29 PM permalink
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I read it as 450K will buy you four hours covering one half the sphere.
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I read it was 450,000 an hour, somebody else read 450,000 a day, and you read this. I wonder what the real number is.
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Now somebody else says it's 650,000 a week. Do we have any more contenders.. LOL
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November 17th, 2023 at 1:31:42 PM permalink
Why would they make a billboard out of animatronic toy? Seems like a waste of amusement.
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November 17th, 2023 at 1:48:34 PM permalink
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Why would they make a billboard out of animatronic toy? Seems like a waste of amusement.
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Because it's the only way they're going to make money on it. There's no way they're going to book that place enough to turn a profit, and there's no way people are going to keep going at $90 a pop just to get in. And that's the starting price, it's only going to go up from there.
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November 17th, 2023 at 2:08:44 PM permalink
Well it's been almost 2 weeks since the time change and I'm now 3 hours ahead of my neighbors and I cannot tell you how well it's working out. I'm on triple daylight savings time and right now it's 8:05 and it's still light outside. The sun goes down about 5:25 for them 8:25 for me and I couldn't be happier. It's also paying huge dividends when I have appointments because I have so much leeway for when I choose the time. I'm pretty sure I'm going to leave it this way for the rest of the winter which really isn't that long. In three and a half months will be going back on regular daylight savings time and I'll just leave my clocks alone and I'll be 2 hours ahead of everybody for the summer. What this means is I never have to touch my clocks again, Glory Days... Some would say this is eccentric behavior, but I would have some choice words for them..
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November 17th, 2023 at 2:18:46 PM permalink
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I read it as 450K will buy you four hours covering one half the sphere.
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I read it was 450,000 an hour, somebody else read 450,000 a day, and you read this. I wonder what the real number is.
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Now somebody else says it's 650,000 a week. Do we have any more contenders.. LOL
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Read the rate chart. If you still have a problem with it, I'm sure somebody can walk you thru it.
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November 17th, 2023 at 3:13:23 PM permalink
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Read the rate chart. If you still have a problem with it, I'm sure somebody can walk you thru it.
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That doesn't sound like fun at all. I'd much rather see people posting what they think it is then hear the truth. I'm reading the same thing on other places that this thing is a turkey and it's going to be a colossal fail. It's like when IMAX came out people were saying in the future there's going to be nothing but IMAX theaters. How did that work out..
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