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   Dec-03-16 Jeremy Lim
WannaBe: Another O/U that was completely off the mark, by bookie from Vegas: <Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer No. 7 Penn State rallied to beat No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31 in Big 10 championship game. The ViewFromVegas is the Nittany Lions did it as 3-point underdogs and +125 on the money line
   Dec-03-16 Kenneth S Rogoff
WannaBe: CNN have also reported the same:
   Dec-03-16 WannaBe chessforum
WannaBe: This is great, upgraded my internet speed, by 5x faster, for a few more bucks a month. Instead of taking two month to resign a game on GameKnot, it now only take me 8 hours!! I love modern technology.
   Dec-02-16 Odd Lie (replies)
WannaBe: Full military burial?
   Dec-01-16 Mark Taimanov (replies)
WannaBe: <Z> Well, I got long hares, waddayagot? Big Geyser? =))
   Dec-01-16 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: ASG is no more than a (fancy) exhibition game. If it's a tie after 9, 10, 11, 12th innings, so be it. I don't need (to see) a definite winner, especially when the game have 30 position/pitching changes, and takes longer to play than an US Election recount... =))
   Dec-01-16 Louis Stumpers (replies)
WannaBe: So, in theory, water can freeze in hell.
   Dec-01-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
WannaBe: <OCF> I would say you are correct, one does not 'contract' glaucoma. (after looking at various medical pages online) Not sure where I got that piece of information from when I first wrote the biography...
   Dec-01-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
WannaBe: <offramp> I changed my preference to 25 games, and followed your steps. I reached the same 'midway' point. Same VK vs der Linde game as 2208. Games from 1985 are not well dated, the PGNs have the year, but not the specific month/day.
   Dec-01-16 Ray Charles (replies)
WannaBe: <offramp> Correct!!
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Nov-22-16  Open Defence: reminds me of the Russian physicist janitor in Big Bang Theory

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  Penguincw: The newest team in the NHL, the Vegas Golden Knights:

No comment really. I think just "Knights" would've been fine.

I would've chosen something like "aces", anything to match the <silver> state, or Las Vegas in general.

Seems like this new team name is getting roasted on social media. (grabs popcorn)

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  WannaBe: <Penguincw> Well, the Golden Nugget have been a LV casino (landmark?) forever and ever, so maybe Golden Knight would be alright, and yes, NV is known as the silver state, since the days of prospectors.

Aces would have been appropo, since it's related to cards and blackjacks and poker and everything else. =))

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  saffuna: Reading and hearing how the "Aces are high" would have gotten old real fast.
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  WannaBe: Another brilliant (millennial)? Wonder if she used that as voter ID.

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  WannaBe: Florence "I Speak Jive" Henderson have died. =((
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  saffuna: Hard to believe, but you are mistaken. That was Barbara Billingsley, Beaver's mom.
Nov-26-16  thegoodanarchist: <That honkey muff be messin' my old lady? Got to be runnin' cold upside down his head.>

<<<>>Hey Holmes, I can dig it. No ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you, man>>>

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  saffuna: Those two guys already had the act, and they wrote the dialogue. Then they pretty much disappeared. I would have thought they'd have moved on up.

I read after the first rehearsals the director said "I can still understand you, we have to rewrite it." I also saw it in a theater where everyone was Spanish-speaking and reading subtitles. No humor, no laughs.

Nov-26-16  thegoodanarchist: <I also saw it in a theater where everyone was Spanish-speaking and reading subtitles. No humor, no laughs.>

Much of humor is cultural. I think that is why dramatic cinema or theater translates better across culture and time, than does humor.

Hamlet, of course, is more renowned than The Taming of the Shrew, for example.

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  saffuna: Oh definitely. But in this case the "jive" language wasn't passed on to the audience at all.
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  saffuna: In the scene in "The Fly" where Goldblum gives the first indication he's trransforming by putting about twenty spoonfuls of sugar in his tea, in Peru it took about seven spoonfuls before people started to catch on, not three or so as in the US.

People put a lot more sugar in hot drinks there.

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  technical draw: <Hey Holmes, I can dig it. No ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you, man>>>>

I believe it's "homes", Like in,"he's my homeboy".

Nov-26-16  thegoodanarchist: < technical draw: <<<<Hey Holmes, I can dig it. No ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you, man>>>>

I believe it's "homes", Like in,"he's my homeboy".>

I don't think so. I just listened to it again and we are both wrong. It is clearly "Homme". That is, no "L" and no "S" either.

But everyone should have a listen and decide for themselves:

"Homme" is French for "man", and I believe that later it was further corrupted to "homie" or "homey"

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  WannaBe: It was quite a day, almost a "Quadruple Header Day", started with UM/OSU, then Karjakin/Carlsen, then ND/USC, and ended the evening with Ucla/Cal.

Raining outside, been this way for about two weeks now (on and off rain, sometimes no more than mist, other times steady but not heavy rain).

Much needed for NorCal, after almost 5 years of drought like condition... Can't and won't complaint.

Just stayed in this 4-day weekend and enjoyed sports and followed WC Chess.


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  saffuna: What is Cal doing playing UCLA after playing Stanford? The Big Game is supposed to be the final conference game.

And how did UCLA score only 10 points? Cal had been giving up 40 a game.

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  WannaBe: New iOS update cause battery (drain) and inaccurate battery life report:

Good job, Apple... Doth make one wonder how come these (same) issues keep popping up with their software releases.

Do they even do software testing before releasing them to the public??

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  WannaBe: In yet more Theranos news, the company is now being sued by Silicon Valley investors:

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  saffuna: I'm shocked. Shocked, I say.

Thanks again for the article about George Shultz's grandson at Theranos. Amazing story.

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  WannaBe: SF Muni computer systems got hit with Ramsomware, refuses to pay.

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  WannaBe: Over night, my (Win10 Pro) PC did some self update... Let's see if this screws anything up. Or not.
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  WannaBe: So, a cellist, bassist and a flutist walked into a bar:

Actually pretty hilarious, (at least their expressions)

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  WannaBe: Alright, after the last Win10 (major) updates, my Internet Explorer's as unstable as ever... (Need Java for Chess Viewer Deluxe, and hence, I am still using IE)

At least 4 or 5 lockups/crashes a day, so now I am running both IE ( and Edge for everything else. This did not happen before that automatic update performed by Microsoft. Ugh!

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  WannaBe: In the latest round of layoffs in Silicon Valley, G. Schultz, S. Nunn, H. Kissinger, B. Frist, W. Perry (Not the Refrigerator) will be out of work on January 1.

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  WannaBe: This is great, upgraded my internet speed, by 5x faster, for a few more bucks a month. Instead of taking two month to resign a game on GameKnot, it now only take me 8 hours!!

I love modern technology.

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