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  1. Thread: Raaf

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    I'm right side dominant, so if I "long" jumped, I...

    I'm right side dominant, so if I "long" jumped, I would take off on my right foot. I noticed though, that if I was backpacking and jumping to a rock in a stream, I would take off on my left leg. I...
  2. On a totally unrelated subject, it was announced...

    On a totally unrelated subject, it was announced in a committee meeting that the Board recently suspended David Greifinger on a bogus charge of passing classified information to a client (not Vin).
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    Who could have possibly seen this coming? A...

    Who could have possibly seen this coming?

    A North Carolina woman died when the cigarette she was smoking ignited her oxygen tank:

    https://apnews.com/8d241d6fcc4d683665038f14ab2d90aa
  4. I remember your post, and very much appreciated...

    I remember your post, and very much appreciated it. The coup was done behind closed doors, and the Board instructed everyone that they could not disclose what happened in executive session. Once the...
  5. CAS decisions may be appealed to the Swiss...

    CAS decisions may be appealed to the Swiss Supreme Court. The appeal has to be based on either a violation of Swiss law, or CAS failing to follow their own procedures. With David Greifinger...
  6. Great! I spoke to Vin and PVP the last couple of...

    Great!
    I spoke to Vin and PVP the last couple of days, offering to stir things up in the general meetings. Glad that will not be necessary.
    Justice at last.
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    The result is that the U.S. leads the world in...

    The result is that the U.S. leads the world in charitable donations as a percentage of GDP, almost double second place. That is bad because ... what?
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    Berkshire Hathaway has not paid a dividend in 52...

    Berkshire Hathaway has not paid a dividend in 52 years. Buffett's long-term capital gains rate is 20%, well above the effective tax rate for $100,000 income.
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    Your post seems to confuse assets with income....

    Your post seems to confuse assets with income. Further, so-called tax breaks or so-called loopholes, are intentional, for the greater good. Tax breaks for charity contributions are good. They...
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    Does anyone disagree that Wilt was the GOAT of...

    Does anyone disagree that Wilt was the GOAT of dual or triunal sport athletes?
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    Not all NCAA tournament games. Only can be waived...

    Not all NCAA tournament games. Only can be waived for the Championship series. The Rulebook has
  12. Thread: Blood Doping

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    You may be correct that it was only a rumor, but...

    You may be correct that it was only a rumor, but the article I linked is from 1985, and was written by Julie Cart, who was well respected, at least in SoCal, for her articles about our sport.
  13. Thread: Blood Doping

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    That is correct, but as noted in the linked story...

    That is correct, but as noted in the linked story there was a lot of speculation that blood doping (blood boosting) reintroduced the steroids. Also, according to the article, blood doping was not...
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    When you guys sort that out, can someone explain...

    When you guys sort that out, can someone explain how Ben Plucknett's 72.34m that was negated by IAAF due to a prior drug test failure, and not listed as a valid mark anywhere in their stats, be the...
  15. Thread: Blood Doping

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    Doesn't it refer to Martti Vainio's dq?...

    Doesn't it refer to Martti Vainio's dq?
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-07-28-ss-5814-story.html
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    Simul-rappelling for Gobright Much better...

    Simul-rappelling for Gobright

    Much better article than CNN's:
    https://www.outsideonline.com/2406215/brad-gobright-climber-dies
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    Since this is behind a paywall, I don't how NYT...

    Since this is behind a paywall, I don't how NYT spun this, but the couple have been trying to sell this farm for over five years, and nobody wants it.
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    That's only true if one focuses on the finances...

    That's only true if one focuses on the finances of running an inefficient operation.

    Buried in the article:


    Many millions of people should be thankful for that, and, as evidenced by the...
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    Great idea. I have been pulling data from plain...

    Great idea. I have been pulling data from plain text (as in this thread), tables in web pages (Excel has a nice tool), PDFs in web pages, OCR of scans posted as PDFs, and OCR of photos on my phone. I...
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    El Toro, I agree completely. One of my coworkers...

    El Toro, I agree completely. One of my coworkers was very skilled in pivot tables, and I did a few. They are very powerful, but I would say non-intuitive. That made them difficult to explain to the...
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    Thank you. I did realize that a number of the...

    Thank you. I did realize that a number of the stat guys on here routinely do this. I was posting specifically for someone who said that getting the 1000th performer out of several thousand...
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    Performers. Performers. Performers. This is...

    Performers. Performers. Performers.

    This is getting frustrating. It took about 10-15 minutes to process one event. It has taken much longer to explain it.

    I'll try again. I gave a method of...
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    977 and 964 are close. One list stops at 3:37.99....

    977 and 964 are close. One list stops at 3:37.99. The other stops at 3:38.00. That leaves a difference of 977 vs 961. The 977 includes some (undifferentiated) intermediate times in 1 Mile races...
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    I don't understand your post at all. There are...

    I don't understand your post at all. There are 8634 performances on the referenced list. Lagat has 100 of those (as quoted), not 195. El Guerrouj has 97, not 197. That leaves 8437 performances among...
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    tips on manipulating list data

    No, those are performers. Sort by names (column F in this case). Add a column (in this case L). Put 1 in the first cell of the column (L1). Add a formula in cell 2: =IF(F2=F1,L1+1,1). That will count...
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