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November 17th, 2023 at 3:22:41 PM permalink
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November 17th, 2023 at 6:17:26 PM permalink
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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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IMAX is wildly profitable and they are continuing to expand so I would say it's working out pretty well.
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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has been fired: Company 'no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading'



This is obviously code that a singularity has occurred, and a non-human is in charge now.

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Hours after Altman was fired, with the board saying it “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” co-founder and former board chair Greg Brockman revealed on X that he is also quitting.



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November 18th, 2023 at 5:40:49 AM permalink
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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has been fired: Company 'no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading'



This is obviously code that a singularity has occurred, and a non-human is in charge now.

This just in

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Hours after Altman was fired, with the board saying it “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” co-founder and former board chair Greg Brockman revealed on X that he is also quitting.



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They are probably joining Elon Musk and his AI team.
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November 18th, 2023 at 6:03:00 AM permalink
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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has been fired: Company 'no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading'



This is obviously code that a singularity has occurred, and a non-human is in charge now.

This just in

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Hours after Altman was fired, with the board saying it “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” co-founder and former board chair Greg Brockman revealed on X that he is also quitting.



See!
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They are probably joining Elon Musk and his AI team.
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Sure, the guy who is microchipping human brains has not been taken over.
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November 18th, 2023 at 6:37:46 AM permalink
SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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November 18th, 2023 at 7:56:02 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Elon probably had to cut corners after losing billions on Xitter.
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November 18th, 2023 at 7:57:41 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Elon probably had to cut corners after losing billions on Xitter.
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Shouldn't have made the "O" ring out of cardboard.
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November 18th, 2023 at 8:00:15 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Sure, it might have blown up but it did so in spectacular fashion.
It's almost impossible to get a NASA souvenir these days, but Space X is going out of its way to get pieces of its rockets into the public's hands. Some people seem to think that is a bad thing.
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November 18th, 2023 at 10:15:46 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Elon probably had to cut corners after losing billions on Xitter.
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I believe he paid $54 a share for Twitter and it is currently $53.70.
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November 18th, 2023 at 10:15:57 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Elon probably had to cut corners after losing billions on Xitter.
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Everybody in the space industry including SpaceX is calling it a phenomenal success because the second stage performed correctly which is what the launch was all about. They don't care that they had to blow it up. That was almost expected. Of course if you listen to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal it was a colossal failure when actually the polar opposite is true.

"5 hours ago — Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched Starship after lifting off from Texas, marking a successful start to the first test flight since ..."
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November 18th, 2023 at 10:18:31 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Sure, it might have blown up but it did so in spectacular fashion.
It's almost impossible to get a NASA souvenir these days, but Space X is going out of its way to get pieces of its rockets into the public's hands. Some people seem to think that is a bad thing.
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I am more surprised how few accidents they have had. I believe they have launched 84 rockets so far in 2023 with Starship being the only real failure.
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November 18th, 2023 at 10:48:54 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Sure, it might have blown up but it did so in spectacular fashion.
It's almost impossible to get a NASA souvenir these days, but Space X is going out of its way to get pieces of its rockets into the public's hands. Some people seem to think that is a bad thing.
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I am more surprised how few accidents they have had. I believe they have launched 84 rockets so far in 2023 with Starship being the only real failure.
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Pretty sure they borrowed a lot from what NASA learned years before.
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November 18th, 2023 at 11:07:47 AM permalink
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SpaceX launched the largest rocket ever this morning. Unfortunately, it "experienced rapid unscheduled disassembly". In other words, it done blowed up.
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Sure, it might have blown up but it did so in spectacular fashion.
It's almost impossible to get a NASA souvenir these days, but Space X is going out of its way to get pieces of its rockets into the public's hands. Some people seem to think that is a bad thing.
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I am more surprised how few accidents they have had. I believe they have launched 84 rockets so far in 2023 with Starship being the only real failure.
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The internet has all of their failures, some videos are set to music, others to Benny Hill sound effects.. There have been many, but that is to be expected. Some of the videos are spectacular, others are just a rocket tipping over.
Space X recently got hit with a big fine for unreported employee injuries and unsafe workplaces.
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November 18th, 2023 at 12:42:31 PM permalink
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The internet has all of their failures, some videos are set to music, others to Benny Hill sound effects.. There have been many, but that is to be expected. Some of the videos are spectacular, others are just a rocket tipping over.



Were they this year? I watch replays of most of the launches and don't remember any this year other than Starship.
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November 18th, 2023 at 12:47:44 PM permalink
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The internet has all of their failures, some videos are set to music, others to Benny Hill sound effects.. There have been many, but that is to be expected. Some of the videos are spectacular, others are just a rocket tipping over.



Were they this year? I watch replays of most of the launches and don't remember any this year other than Starship.
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I'm not sure when they are from. Some could be the same explosion, from multiple angles. I know a bunch are from Boca Chica.
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November 20th, 2023 at 3:23:57 AM permalink
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pretty astonishing study from Boston U. indicating that 345 out of 376 (91.7%) of former NFL players were diagnosed with CTE - a serious brain disease
for comparison only 1 out of 164 from the general population (0.6%) were found to have it - and the one person that had it played college football
in many cases CTE is treatable - but still - the study is a real eye opener
CTE is also highly prevalent among boxers


https://www.bumc.bu.edu/camed/2023/02/06/researchers-find-cte-in-345-of-376-former-nfl-players-studied/#:~:text=Researchers%20Find%20CTE%20in%20345,Chobanian%20%26%20Avedisian%20School%20of%20Medicine

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November 20th, 2023 at 6:15:40 AM permalink
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pretty astonishing study from Boston U. indicating that 345 out of 376 (91.7%) of former NFL players were diagnosed with CTE - a serious brain disease
for comparison only 1 out of 164 from the general population (0.6%) were found to have it - and the one person that had it played college football
in many cases CTE is treatable - but still - the study is a real eye opener
CTE is also highly prevalent among boxers


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As entertaining as NFL football it, it seems hard to defend in light of these statistics. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy -which seems like an injury to the Frontal Temporal Lobe??? - is only definitively diagnosed by an autopsy, so its understandable that football has existed without awareness of the effect it is having on its participants. But once we are aware that the repetitive violent collisions in football is destroying the executive functions of the brains of the players, how can we justify the continued existence of the sport.

Will history judge us harshly? Will football be considered a barbaric institution, a second cousin to slavery in the way that it exploits and destroys the strongest members of a racial minority? A second cousin to the tobacco industry? A second cousin to coal mining? A second cousin to the pornography industry?
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November 20th, 2023 at 7:42:36 AM permalink
Or is the CTE scare the latest attempt to deprive minorities of one of the few routes out of poverty available to them? Football and sports are the only paths many minority youths have to higher education and the doors it opens.
Is the reward worth the risk? That's not for me to decide. A couple of seasons in the NFL can produce generational wealth for a man's family. Is that a sacrifice worth making?
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November 20th, 2023 at 7:56:59 AM permalink
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Or is the CTE scare the latest attempt to deprive minorities of one of the few routes out of poverty available to them? Football and sports are the only paths many minority youths have to higher education and the doors it opens.
Is the reward worth the risk? That's not for me to decide. A couple of seasons in the NFL can produce generational wealth for a man's family. Is that a sacrifice worth making?
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This is borderline conspiracy theory.
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November 20th, 2023 at 7:59:34 AM permalink
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Or is the CTE scare the latest attempt to deprive minorities of one of the few routes out of poverty available to them?


I don't believe it's fair to call it a scare
it's just info that should be available to the public
I don't know of any plan to end football, and I really doubt that will happen
cte in football players has been known about for over 20 years
I believe the decision to play or not to play football will continue to belong to the player and his family - most likely his mother and father
imo it's 100% appropriate that all of the info about it is available so potential players can make an informed decision
and there is a much higher minority presence in basketball where there is no or very little risk of cte
and there is a very large presence of players in the NFL who are not from a minority

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November 20th, 2023 at 8:22:27 AM permalink
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Or is the CTE scare the latest attempt to deprive minorities of one of the few routes out of poverty available to them?


I don't believe it's fair to call it a scare
it's just info that should be available to the public
I don't know of any plan to end football, and I really doubt that will happen
cte in football players has been known about for over 20 years
I believe the decision to play or not to play football will continue to belong to the player and his family - most likely his mother and father
imo it's 100% appropriate that all of the info about it is available so potential players can make an informed decision
and there is a much higher minority presence in basketball where there is no or very little risk of cte
and there is a very large presence of players in the NFL who are not from a minority

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CTE happens when huge,quick men hit each other. So why are schools and towns doing away with pee-wee football and school teams? Las Vegas has as many schools that field flag football teams now as field regular teams. Flag football is a great sport, but it won't get you a scholarship. The number of athletes from Las Vegas who received football scholarships has dropped yearly for a decade, while school enrollment has skyrocketed..
How many kids had their hopes of going to college shattered by their school dropping football?
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November 20th, 2023 at 8:23:43 AM permalink
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Or is the CTE scare the latest attempt to deprive minorities of one of the few routes out of poverty available to them? Football and sports are the only paths many minority youths have to higher education and the doors it opens.
Is the reward worth the risk? That's not for me to decide. A couple of seasons in the NFL can produce generational wealth for a man's family. Is that a sacrifice worth making?
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This is borderline conspiracy theory.
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I didn't mean it to be borderline. It is a full-blown conspiracy theory.
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November 20th, 2023 at 8:36:21 AM permalink
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Or is the CTE scare the latest attempt to deprive minorities of one of the few routes out of poverty available to them?


I don't believe it's fair to call it a scare
it's just info that should be available to the public
I don't know of any plan to end football, and I really doubt that will happen
cte in football players has been known about for over 20 years
I believe the decision to play or not to play football will continue to belong to the player and his family - most likely his mother and father
imo it's 100% appropriate that all of the info about it is available so potential players can make an informed decision

and there is a much higher minority presence in basketball where there is no or very little risk of cte
and there is a very large presence of players in the NFL who are not from a minority

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Youth league football is down about 25% over the last twenty years. On Long Island, there were 16% less schools with football programs than a decade ago. My hometown used to have football for seven-year-olds. Now, it is flag football until you turn 12.
It's a lovely sport, but it won't get you a scholarship or a job.
People think that a football player has almost no chance of becoming a pro, which is very true, but they overlook the thousands of opportunities a player has when he finishes school.
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November 20th, 2023 at 8:50:07 AM permalink
Just give them motorcycle helmets, they'll be fine.
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November 20th, 2023 at 9:08:33 AM permalink
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the NFL banned helmet to helmet collisions in 1996
and enacted concussion protocols in 2011
the players in the study were probably mostly from before that time
I believe college football has followed
imo it's probable that those two things have helped the situation re cte

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November 20th, 2023 at 9:29:25 AM permalink
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the NFL banned helmet to helmet collisions in 1996
and enacted concussion protocols in 2011
the players in the study were probably mostly from before that time
I believe college football has followed
imo it's probable that those two things have helped the situation re cte

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The NFL has NOT banned helmet to helmet collisions. What you meant to say was the NFL (sometimes!) has a referee throw a little yellow flag when he witnesses helmet to helmet contact. And virtually never when a running back lowers his head to plow through a defender. And virtually never when a defender hits that said running back. I was at the Bills game yesterday. The ambulance brought on the field was not for an ankle injury….
Very early in the game a Bills defender hit is helmet into the body of the guy he was trying to tackle. He was barely able to stand after the hit looking like a drunken sailor.

The NFL can reduce the likelihood of concussions/CTE, but without a fundamental change in the game of tackle football it will always be a risk.

As long as these risks are clear and all players are made aware of them, then to me it’s a risk/benefit analysis each adult can make. Same for boxing, MMA, etc…
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November 20th, 2023 at 10:08:04 AM permalink
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As long as these risks are clear and all players are made aware of them, then to me it’s a risk/benefit analysis EACH ADULT can make.


except many kids are playing tackle football in middle school at age 12
they're not adults
and even if not in middle school they're only 15 when they play on the h.s. junior varsity
their parents are adults but they may or may not be very involved in the decision
those without fathers who have hung around have only a female to help with the decision and many females have no interest or knowledge at all about football

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November 20th, 2023 at 10:13:31 AM permalink
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As long as these risks are clear and all players are made aware of them, then to me it’s a risk/benefit analysis EACH ADULT can make.


except many kids are playing tackle football in middle school at age 12
they're not adults
and even if not in middle school they're only 15 when they play on the h.s. junior varsity
their parents are adults but they may or may not be very involved in the decision
those without fathers have only a female to help with the decision and many females have no interest or knowledge at all about football

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The risk is very different for a 5'5 130 pound guy colliding with a similar sized kid, and two massive athletes, colliding at top speed. One thing that could be done is to soften the outer layer of the helmet but then the crowd doesn't hear the pop of a hard hit.
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November 20th, 2023 at 10:13:31 AM permalink
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Quote: lilredrooster

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the NFL banned helmet to helmet collisions in 1996
and enacted concussion protocols in 2011
the players in the study were probably mostly from before that time
I believe college football has followed
imo it's probable that those two things have helped the situation re cte

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The NFL has NOT banned helmet to helmet collisions. What you meant to say was the NFL (sometimes!) has a referee throw a little yellow flag when he witnesses helmet to helmet contact. And virtually never when a running back lowers his head to plow through a defender. And virtually never when a defender hits that said running back. I was at the Bills game yesterday. The ambulance brought on the field was not for an ankle injury….
Very early in the game a Bills defender hit is helmet into the body of the guy he was trying to tackle. He was barely able to stand after the hit looking like a drunken sailor.

The NFL can reduce the likelihood of concussions/CTE, but without a fundamental change in the game of tackle football it will always be a risk.

As long as these risks are clear and all players are made aware of them, then to me it’s a risk/benefit analysis each adult can make. Same for boxing, MMA, etc…
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For a moment there, I thought SOOPOO was going to mention all the donorcycle accidents he's seen in the ER. Fortunately, NFL players can't generate the same kind of destructive force, though I say it's bad enough as it is. It's just usually more cumulative, except the times it only takes one hit.
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November 20th, 2023 at 10:18:39 AM permalink
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The risk is very different for a 5'5" 130 pound guy colliding with a similar sized kid

One thing that could be done is to soften the outer layer of the helmet but then the crowd doesn't hear the pop of a hard hit.


oh, my my my
those poor, poor fans in the crowd
there's no way they should be deprived of that enjoyment
that would be so very, very wrong

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November 20th, 2023 at 10:33:20 AM permalink
I recently became aware that Flag Football will be a sport next Olympics.
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November 20th, 2023 at 11:00:18 AM permalink
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"A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, "swordsman", from gladius, "sword") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their lives and their legal and social standing by appearing in the arena. Most were despised as slaves, schooled under harsh conditions, socially marginalized, and segregated even in death.

Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome's martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world"




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November 20th, 2023 at 11:06:07 AM permalink
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I think that's in 2028. Next year, we get to look forward to Break Dancing in the summer games!
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November 20th, 2023 at 11:48:30 AM permalink
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One thing that could be done is to soften the outer layer of the helmet but then the crowd doesn't hear the pop of a hard hit.
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I'm sure if the electric car manufacturers can incorporate "vroom vroom" sound effects to enhance overall customer experience, the helmet manufacturers can figure out something.
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November 20th, 2023 at 12:07:13 PM permalink
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I recently became aware that Flag Football will be a sport next Olympics.
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I think that's in 2028. Next year, we get to look forward to Break Dancing in the summer games!
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If they can have rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming in the Olympics, they can have break dancing.
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November 20th, 2023 at 1:00:02 PM permalink
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One thing that could be done is to soften the outer layer of the helmet but then the crowd doesn't hear the pop of a hard hit.
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I'm sure if the electric car manufacturers can incorporate "vroom vroom" sound effects to enhance overall customer experience, the helmet manufacturers can figure out something.
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The helmet manufacturers have designed a safer, quieter helmet, which the NFL rejected.
Nick Bosa wears a liner he made from a 3D printer because the NFL rejected it. There is a helmet that has a thin layer of water between the outer plastic shell and the interior foam. It was looking promising but the NFL wasn't interested.
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November 20th, 2023 at 3:21:48 PM permalink
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Youth league football is down about 25% over the last twenty years. On Long Island, there were 16% less schools with football programs than a decade ago. My hometown used to have football for seven-year-olds. Now, it is flag football until you turn 12.
It's a lovely sport, but it won't get you a scholarship or a job.
People think that a football player has almost no chance of becoming a pro, which is very true, but they overlook the thousands of opportunities a player has when he finishes school.
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Here's the thing. The smaller colleges will more and more start dropping football. There will just not be enough potential players. Notre Dame and Ohio State are not going anywhere. Division II and III though.....

Birthrates are falling. Males going to college is further falling. A declining share of a declining market. My school had 8000 or so when I was there, now about half that. Call it 4500. Of that statistically 2000 or so are men. At what point can you not realistically form a team? The plug will be pulled many places.

It will be part of broader societal shifts.
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November 21st, 2023 at 12:27:07 PM permalink
I want a 3 slice toaster.

2 is not enough and 4 is overkill.
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November 21st, 2023 at 12:47:44 PM permalink
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I want a 3 slice toaster.

2 is not enough and 4 is overkill.
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That is so odd because I feel exactly the same way. I make three slices far more often than I make four cuz I can't usually eat the fourth one. But three's just right.
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November 21st, 2023 at 1:17:09 PM permalink
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Quote: DRich

I want a 3 slice toaster.

2 is not enough and 4 is overkill.
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That is so odd because I feel exactly the same way. I make three slices far more often than I make four cuz I can't usually eat the fourth one. But three's just right.
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My toast rant:

I want a toaster with slots that are deep enough to toast a whole slice of rye bread! I'm tired of toasting just the bottom half, then flipping the slice over to toast the rest!

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November 21st, 2023 at 2:03:37 PM permalink
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My toast rant:

I want a toaster with slots that are deep enough to toast a whole slice of rye bread! I'm tired of toasting just the bottom half, then flipping the slice over to toast the rest!

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What I have started doing is slicing a piece of rye bread in half, as if for a sandwich, and then toasting each half of a rye bread slice separately. If I am making a sandwich with the rye bread, that's when a four slot toaster comes in handy -for four halves of two slices.
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November 21st, 2023 at 2:16:38 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I want a 3 slice toaster.

2 is not enough and 4 is overkill.
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At the risk of ban for controversial speech...

Slot toasters suck.
I got a "6 slice" size toaster oven and have enjoyed ample capacity and even toasting ever since.

Only regret: a few months later, they came out with a "6+" size that can handle a 9x13 pan, with convection oven and air fryer functions. That would be handy sometimes, but I get by.
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November 21st, 2023 at 3:11:59 PM permalink
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Quote: DRich

I want a 3 slice toaster.

2 is not enough and 4 is overkill.
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At the risk of ban for controversial speech...

Slot toasters suck.
I got a "6 slice" size toaster oven and have enjoyed ample capacity and even toasting ever since.

Only regret: a few months later, they came out with a "6+" size that can handle a 9x13 pan, with convection oven and air fryer functions. That would be handy sometimes, but I get by.
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Collecting old toasters is a big hobby for a lot of people. Some of these old toasters bring big bucks.




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I'm quite strange enough without trying to adopt every unloved manual toaster from the antique mall.

You do you, tho'.
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November 21st, 2023 at 3:34:34 PM permalink
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I'm quite strange enough without trying to adopt every unloved manual toaster from the antique mall.

You do you, tho'.
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I don't own any but anytime I bought them back in the '80s and 90s they sold almost immediately. Sometimes the same day, people love the stupid things. And nobody threw them away because they cost so much money in the teens twenties and thirties. Not everybody had a toaster, not everybody had electricity. My dad's family where he grew up didn't have electricity until 1946.
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November 21st, 2023 at 8:03:02 PM permalink
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My toast rant:

I want a toaster with slots that are deep enough to toast a whole slice of rye bread! I'm tired of toasting just the bottom half, then flipping the slice over to toast the rest!

Dog Hand
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What I have started doing is slicing a piece of rye bread in half, as if for a sandwich, and then toasting each half of a rye bread slice separately. If I am making a sandwich with the rye bread, that's when a four slot toaster comes in handy -for four halves of two slices.
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gordonm888,

That's a good idea for a single slice, but I actually toast two slices at once for my grilled cheese sandwiches, so with your method I would need a 4-slice toaster... Hmm... That might work.

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November 21st, 2023 at 8:35:40 PM permalink
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That's a good idea for a single slice, but I actually toast two slices at once for my grilled cheese sandwiches, so with your method I would need a 4-slice toaster... Hmm... That might work.

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I can't imagine a life without toast, it would be a pitiful existence. The original toaster was you stick the bread on a wooden skewer and hold it over the fire until you get it toasted on both sides. I prefer the modern method. I have a toaster oven and they always show on the box people making toast in it. Does that ever actually happen? I use my toaster oven for making things that would bake in a regular oven. Never toast.
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November 21st, 2023 at 9:10:19 PM permalink
Most people like toast and that's fine, but I noticed that super old dumb uneducated people love toast and it becomes a richual for them.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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November 21st, 2023 at 9:51:19 PM permalink
Come on man, you can't just go around using uneducated and richual in the same sentence like that.
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November 21st, 2023 at 10:47:13 PM permalink
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Come on man, you can't just go around using uneducated and richual in the same sentence like that.
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Why not? It's absolutely true.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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