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    I think that the geometric mean is bad in every...

    I think that the geometric mean is bad in every way I can think of. The quadratic effect of wind is greatly diminished by the geometric mean. It is needlessly complicated and opaque to almost...
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    I was also very windy, looked like maybe 5mps ...

    I was also very windy, looked like maybe 5mps and a fair bit of cross wind. That wind probably cost what the altitude gave.
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    You are off by an order of magnitude, but don't...

    You are off by an order of magnitude, but don't let facts get in the way.

    Ditto, facts seem like such a distraction from your argument. The building codes in LA have changed with each major...
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    Yes but he was 19.9 at age 16 before, which is...

    Yes but he was 19.9 at age 16 before, which is basically a sub-10 quality and the lack of fast 100 marks is mainly because he had almost no races. Just working on getting a start is worth almost...
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    Yes, but today we saw him hit some limits, and he...

    Yes, but today we saw him hit some limits, and he was very close to the edge yesterday. I think that the big teams will go at it three days in a row in the high Alps; the last day ending with an...
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    It is not that hard, all you have to do is turn...

    It is not that hard, all you have to do is turn around three times and click your heals. Of course, you have to have the right shoes and I think that the current price for those shoes is...
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    Using JRM's calculator I get Basic times of 10.16...

    Using JRM's calculator I get Basic times of 10.16 and 20.37/0--sea level.
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    Interesting last two stages. In the Time Trial...

    Interesting last two stages. In the Time Trial most of it went according to expectations except:
    1 the nasty crash 500m crash of one of the two young giants, Wout van Aert who was right in the lead...
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    Results from the London (non-DL) 5000, went out...

    Results from the London (non-DL) 5000, went out semi-fast, had an extremely fast last lap (53).



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    Why do people call food poising the "flu"; the...

    Why do people call food poising the "flu"; the symptoms are not generally the same, the duration (ten days for the flu) of the affliction are rarely remotely the same, and there is no 'stomach flu'.
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    I still do not know if I am going, but if I do so...

    I still do not know if I am going, but if I do so I will be driving. I will have some space in the car.
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    Good points, with implications for this year when...

    Good points, with implications for this year when the difficulty of the double (? if what I recall is correct) and if SMU is only doing the 400 she should be as prone to such problems. She does,...
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    My comments have been a bit different the last...

    My comments have been a bit different the last couple years; go see if you want. However, what I am saying is that she had her biggest problems with there were others both challenging her and had...
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    Facts not in evidence. Clearly, the American...

    Facts not in evidence. Clearly, the American women draw more than the American men. Anecdotally, I know few people that are particularly interested in the American men compared to those interested...
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    Anyone who thinks that SMU is a...

    Anyone who thinks that SMU is a near-certainty/dominant is not reading the results and season the same way as I am. Among other things she has a past with some racing flaws. While she seems to have...
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    :D, and a decent attempt at 6.06

    :D, and a decent attempt at 6.06
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    The previous week Rojas looked vastly better than...

    The previous week Rojas looked vastly better than Ibarguen but had her two longest jumps, both well over 15m, as fouls but by about 1cm. On that form, picking Ibarguen as a captain seems like a poor...
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    It depends on the field size and rounds, because...

    It depends on the field size and rounds, because [2+2+2]+2 has 24 entries while the others have 16.
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    I watched the Gold Cup in the evening after the...

    I watched the Gold Cup in the evening after the women's Final; it was boring by comparison. Why do Corners in the Women's game seem more interesting than in the Men's despite the fact that it is...
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    The first class I taught, I was 22 (looked 18-19, got carded when I went to see Last Tango in Paris, my faculty ID was not enough...) and just got out of Basic Training (joined the Reserves just...
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    Or Lopez Lemong who ranged from 800 to 10,000...

    Or Lopez Lemong who ranged from 800 to 10,000...
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    The US beat a succession of pretty good teams:...

    The US beat a succession of pretty good teams: Spain, Sweden, France, England, The Netherlands. Aside from Thailand, Chile was the only easy game for the US. 538 had Matches with England and The...
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    One of the main people evaluating the US team...

    One of the main people evaluating the US team listed the players that he thought would have the biggest impact on the Final. He had defenders and midfielders at the top (Horan, others), and Rapinoe...
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    I made really quick reference to it but think it...

    I made really quick reference to it but think it bares repeating. Rojas had two fabulous jumps that were only marginal fouls. Both were well passed the 15m line, the second (a -1cm at the board) was...
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    I cannot get NBC-G to talk with AT&T Uverse, but I get it fine on my cell phone (with AT&T). I also had no problem with the audio today.
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