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    "...algebraic sum of the wind velocities, as...

    "...algebraic sum of the wind velocities, as measured for each individual event, divided by the number of such events", which equates to the arithmetic mean.
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    Been watching Altered Carbon, a Netflix sci-fi...

    Been watching Altered Carbon, a Netflix sci-fi series based on the 2002 novel. It presents a world hundreds of years in the future where everybody has a chip implanted at the base of their brain...
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    Root-mean-square of the wind of the three events...

    Root-mean-square of the wind of the three events would have been a better measure than the simple arithmetic average, given that air resistance is proportional to the square of the speed of traveling...
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    Bad comparison re Seyni. Neither SAFP nor Bolt...

    Bad comparison re Seyni. Neither SAFP nor Bolt were challenging the world's best with less than 3 years of serious training. Seyni will be running sub-48 within the next 2 years unless something...
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    That's surprising. Where did you hear that? Did...

    That's surprising. Where did you hear that? Did she say it in an interview today?
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    If the moon landings were faked, a Mars landing...

    If the moon landings were faked, a Mars landing also would have been faked by now.

    As our arch enemies back then, the Soviets had every incentive and capability to detect and expose fake moon...
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    Expand (2) to include those who unnecessarily...

    Expand (2) to include those who unnecessarily prescribe opioids to patients who've never used them and for whom a non-opioid painkiller would suffice, and those who prescribe an excessive dosage or...
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    That's intellectually lazy and unconvincing...

    That's intellectually lazy and unconvincing what-aboutism and deflection. The topic is opioids, not war or malaria or anything else that kills more people.

    We're talking about opioids that are...
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    New medal contender in the 200m! 19.88 Asian...

    New medal contender in the 200m! 19.88 Asian record by Xie of China.
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    I wasn't comparing him to the other two guys, I...

    I wasn't comparing him to the other two guys, I was comparing him to the 47-second barrier. My point was that the implied supposition of "if he only cleared those two hurdles smoothly he'd go...
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    It sucks for the athletes who wanted that lane....

    It sucks for the athletes who wanted that lane. If you're going to coast to 11.4, stay out of the meet and let somebody else get the lane.
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    More accurately, you never know when her coach...

    More accurately, you never know when her coach will tell her to just coast it.
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    Ain't gonna happen during his elite running...

    Ain't gonna happen during his elite running career. And if it does, he probably wouldn't want to run for the US after the way he's been treated. Last year January they issued his visa for only 1...
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    Strange, but predictable. ET and SAFP have the...

    Strange, but predictable. ET and SAFP have the same enigmatic and autocratic coach, who since 2015 has kept them in separate races except for national trials and the Olympics. For that reason, I...
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    He's physically in sub-47 shape, but that doesn't...

    He's physically in sub-47 shape, but that doesn't mean he has or will have the skill and timing to smoothly clear all hurdles while moving at that speed.
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    Let's start with jail time for those who pay...

    Let's start with jail time for those who pay doctors to promote any drug, and for the doctors who accept those payments.
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    There is evidence that drug companies paid some...

    There is evidence that drug companies paid some doctors to (over)prescribe opioids.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190122084356.htm
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    Both Naser and Seyni withdrew from the 400m....

    Both Naser and Seyni withdrew from the 400m. Anybody found out why for either?
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    Points put athletes in the final, so not entirely...

    Points put athletes in the final, so not entirely meaningless. Now she has enough points to guarantee a spot in the final.
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    That win in 12.32 puts Williams at the top of the...

    That win in 12.32 puts Williams at the top of the Diamond League standings in the 100mh, so she also has a good shot at winning a bye to Doha if the Jamaican federation won't let her have one of the...
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    What happens with the Diamond League prize money...

    What happens with the Diamond League prize money in a two-way tie for first? Do they each get $10,000, or do they split the total money for first & second ($10K + $6K) and therefore get $8,000 each?
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    You are correct! Pretty sure Seyni's name was...

    You are correct! Pretty sure Seyni's name was still there this morning (Friday), but now there's 9 athletes not named Seyni listed for the 400m.
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    Hubbard has recovered from injury, and is outlifting women again.

    http://www.olympic.org.nz/news/two-golds-and-a-silver-for-laurel-hubbard-at-pacific-games-silver-for-david-liti/


    Samoans took...
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    Could it be that USATF was slow to process...

    Could it be that USATF was slow to process entries and update the website accordingly, rather than the athletes submitting their entries last-minute?
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    Countries with large numbers of immigration...

    Countries with large numbers of immigration applicants do have to be selective, but that doesn't mean their process has to stretch out over a decade and cost 5 figures.

    My brother initiated...
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