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    Perhaps a big reason to avoid Mt. Everest: ...

    Perhaps a big reason to avoid Mt. Everest:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/nepal-earthquake/nepal-earthquake-triggers-deadly-mount-everest-avalanche-n348241
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    Either I'm blind, or no one mentioned the men's...

    Either I'm blind, or no one mentioned the men's open 100m from Mt Sac (or both...). Four under 10s, granted there was a strong wind.

    Men's 100 Meter Dash INV C/O
    Section 1: (w: 4.0)
    1, 5697...
  3. Second trailer released! Who can watch this...

    Second trailer released! Who can watch this without getting chills?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs
  4. I don't think he literally meant that Bolt should...

    I don't think he literally meant that Bolt should compete on a weekly basis. But I do agree that Bolt should race against serious competition at venues other than just the WC.
  5. Thread: Fun with maps

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    It's actually Pac Man on the map. Your not...

    It's actually Pac Man on the map. Your not seeing it could be a browser issue. Here's the FAQ on google:

    https://support.google.com/maps/answer/6178227?hl=en
  6. Thread: Fun with maps

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    This is a mix of "Fun With Maps" and the various...

    This is a mix of "Fun With Maps" and the various Google Doodle threads. Go to http://maps.google.com and map your favourite city / town / road, then look in the bottom left corner (next to the...
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    An update! First day in Eugene. In between...

    An update! First day in Eugene. In between sessions at the conference, I've made the pilgrimage to Hayward Field, had a Prefontaine Chicken Caesar Wrap for lunch, and stopped by Track Town Pizza...
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    Best of Eugene, OR?

    I'm attending a two-day conference at U of O next week, and will be staying near the west end of campus. I've never been to Eugene, and would be interested in knowing what the best food/brew joints...
  9. Thread: RIP Leonard Nimoy

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    Canadians have a unique way of showing respect...

    Canadians have a unique way of showing respect (and it's legal!):

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/spocking-laurier-on-5-not-illegal-says-bank-of-canada-1.2978860
  10. Thread: RIP Leonard Nimoy

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    I would be shortchanging the man if I didn't note...

    I would be shortchanging the man if I didn't note that he of course wasn't just Spock, but also an avid photographer and poet. He also had a very successful career as a director, helming projects...
  11. Thread: RIP Leonard Nimoy

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    RIP Leonard Nimoy

    This deserves its own thread, not a tag-on to a 6 year old one about a movie.

    Leonard Nimoy -- the actor behind the iconic Mr. Spock -- died today of complications from COPD. He was 83. He was...
  12. Well, I think he's slated for the March cover of...

    Well, I think he's slated for the March cover of AARP Monthly...
  13. Thread: Better Call Saul!

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    And also became Breaking Bad at that point, only...

    And also became Breaking Bad at that point, only with Saul/James going through the rude awakening that Walter did.

    Anyway, I think it'll be a fun show. I'm sure we'll end up seeing a bunch of...
  14. Thread: Better Call Saul!

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    Better Call Saul!

    First two episodes aired this week. I'm currently working through them. First half-hour is a bit slow, but seems to capture some of the Breaking Bad magic (including a few familiar locations). ...
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    This is probably in response to future plans by...

    This is probably in response to future plans by Tim Horton's:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/tim-hortons-concept-store-coffee-flavoured-beer-digital-menus-1.2709580
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    Roald Dahl's personal experience with measles: a...

    Roald Dahl's personal experience with measles: a must read for those who are on the fence about vaccinations.
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    Now *this* is weather acting funny! ...

    Now *this* is weather acting funny!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO1oCWz0PXI
  18. Thread: optical illusion?

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    It's kind of neat, from a thought-experiment...

    It's kind of neat, from a thought-experiment perspective.... but I think the artist had a baseball diamond in mind when it was done (unless it's an actual CAD drawing, in which case I'm at a loss for...
  19. Yes. Liar, cheater and swindler is hardly the...

    Yes. Liar, cheater and swindler is hardly the paragon of virtue I would want my daughter to be presented as a "role model."
  20. Thread: Gravity

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    No worries. Actually, warping spacetime is a...

    No worries. Actually, warping spacetime is a fairly common occurrence. In fact, we all do it every day, as does every other mass in the universe. That's gravity!

    This is a problem of the media...
  21. Thread: Gravity

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    Where do you get the "serious consequences"...

    Where do you get the "serious consequences" quote? It's not in the article (nor is it particularly true). Gravitation is a notoriously weak force, and gravitational waves couldn't knock a flea off...
  22. His 'hometown' is probably associated with his...

    His 'hometown' is probably associated with his club membership (which is based in Toronto). As someone pointed out, he's a dual citizen if his father was born in Canada. So, he gets to claim those...
  23. Wiki? P'shaw! ...

    Wiki? P'shaw!

    https://www.athletics.ca/profile_new.asp?pID=21129
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    Zamperini got a lot a airtime at today's Rose...

    Zamperini got a lot a airtime at today's Rose Parade. He was named the Grand Marshall in May of last year, a few months before his death. His son represented him.
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    The entire indoor Canadian University circuit...

    The entire indoor Canadian University circuit uses these "odd" distances: 60m, 300m, 600m, 1000m, etc..., which I might add don't seem odd to me at all because they were commonplace at meets I...
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