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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Are you watching the Open? It's on so late here that most viewers are unconscious.
    The Open where players win by grunting the most in 40C+ temps? nope.
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    The Korean kid crapped out, quitting in the second set. There was some groaning from the audience, but not much grunting to speak of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    The Korean kid crapped out, quitting in the second set. There was some groaning from the audience, but not much grunting to speak of.
    20. Just amazing.
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    Is anyone going to the Winter Games?
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    No, I'm not going. Why are the North Koreans after you? Something about the late night incursion ops you were running under the cover of darkness into the country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I did not go ashore.
    Yes, it's best to stick with the official story.

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    Flew over or very-very close to their airspace then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy509 View Post
    Flew over or very-very close to their airspace then?
    I sit in the regular seats, so I don't know about the airspace. Aren't the pilots supposed to figure that out ahead of time?

    The Olympics are in the Southern Korea Area from what I find on the Wikipaedia.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyeongchang_County
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    The Olympics are in the Southern Korea Area from what I find on the Wikipaedia.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyeongchang_County
    Are you sure it's not Pyongyang in North Korea?

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    For me it started with the Canadian Koreans not the Northern Koreans. The price of tickets is high so I'm not going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    20. Just amazing.
    We saw some of his semifinal against Marin Čilić.

    Didn't see the final, but no question he deserved his twentieth. Can't think of any other male who has dominated such an athletic sport for so long. Very nearly the oldest Grand Slam winner of all time, only pipped by Ken Rosewall back in 1972 at the age of 37. And with all deference to Ken (whom I idolized as a little kid - I even had one of his signature racquets), his level of athleticism was nowhere near Roger's.

    At 36 and six months, Roger Federer is still number two in the world. He was almost number one yet again in 2017, save for his withdrawal from the Cinnicannti Masters to try to rest before the US Open. That's after massive downtime in 2016 including knee surgery and ultimately having to take six months off after a re-occurrence.

    He has also been voted by his peers to receive the tour Sportsmanship Award a record thirteen times. That attitude in particular is what makes Roger Federer the ultimate sporting hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by time View Post
    We saw some of his semifinal against Marin Čilić.

    Didn't see the final, but no question he deserved his twentieth. Can't think of any other male who has dominated such an athletic sport for so long. Very nearly the oldest Grand Slam winner of all time, only pipped by Ken Rosewall back in 1972 at the age of 37. And with all deference to Ken (whom I idolized as a little kid - I even had one of his signature racquets), his level of athleticism was nowhere near Roger's.

    At 36 and six months, Roger Federer is still number two in the world. He was almost number one yet again in 2017, save for his withdrawal from the Cinnicannti Masters to try to rest before the US Open. That's after massive downtime in 2016 including knee surgery and ultimately having to take six months off after a re-occurrence.

    He has also been voted by his peers to receive the tour Sportsmanship Award a record thirteen times. That attitude in particular is what makes Roger Federer the ultimate sporting hero.
    Well, the final was against Cilic.
    I don't recall that we had live tennis from Australia back in the 60s or very early 70s. Newcombe was the first guy from Australia I recall seeing and of course I knew who Laver was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    No, I'm not going. Why are the North Koreans after you? Something about the late night incursion ops you were running under the cover of darkness into the country?
    Maybe they want their shoes back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    Maybe they want their shoes back?
    I hear a lot of them are barefoot, so you might be on to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    Maybe they want their shoes back?
    That was my shoe long ago...

    Apparently Korea is very cold this winter so the Olympics are challenging for spectators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    That was my shoe long ago...

    Apparently Korea is very cold this winter so the Olympics are challenging for spectators.
    Wait, you mean being outside in the winter is cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    It appears that I am not allowed to travel in my condition.
    And what condition is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    And what condition is that?
    I'm hoping for the results on Monday.
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    When it rains it floods.

    Main computer won't boot. Secondary computer won't connect to the internet.
    NUC fell behind main computer and then I cut my head on an old bracket under the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Wait, you mean being outside in the winter is cold?
    Compared to the last Winter games in Sochi where temps hit 60F its a significant difference. Though obviously cold conditions is a big part of Winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    When it rains it floods.

    Main computer won't boot. Secondary computer won't connect to the internet.
    NUC fell behind main computer and then I cut my head on an old bracket under the table.
    The BIOS is utterly crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    The BIOS is utterly crap.
    Have you tried cleaning it with soap and water?

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    I tried reinstatement, but it still won't hold a load. It works manually, which is a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I tried reinstatement, but it still won't hold a load. It works manually, which is a pain.
    Replaced the battery on the mainboard?
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    No. It was over 2.9. I don't have a spare cell oddly enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    At least I don't have non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer.
    Congrats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by time View Post
    We saw some of his semifinal against Marin Čilić.

    Didn't see the final, but no question he deserved his twentieth. Can't think of any other male who has dominated such an athletic sport for so long. Very nearly the oldest Grand Slam winner of all time, only pipped by Ken Rosewall back in 1972 at the age of 37. And with all deference to Ken (whom I idolized as a little kid - I even had one of his signature racquets), his level of athleticism was nowhere near Roger's.

    At 36 and six months, Roger Federer is still number two in the world. He was almost number one yet again in 2017, save for his withdrawal from the Cinnicannti Masters to try to rest before the US Open. That's after massive downtime in 2016 including knee surgery and ultimately having to take six months off after a re-occurrence.

    He has also been voted by his peers to receive the tour Sportsmanship Award a record thirteen times. That attitude in particular is what makes Roger Federer the ultimate sporting hero.
    Now he is #1 at 36 years, 195 days.
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