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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
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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.
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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...
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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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    Yes, as well as the faster than light particle.

    Yes, as well as the faster than light particle.
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    tips on manipulating list data

    Taking m1500 outdoors as an example: The webpage is flat text. Select 8634 lines and save them as a text file. Open a new Excel file. Go to Data > Get Data (dropdown) > From Text/CSV > Navigate to...
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    Maybe I should have put a nsfw warning with that....

    Maybe I should have put a nsfw warning with that. There were a lot of references to excited states.
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    A well-reasoned dissent:...

    A well-reasoned dissent:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/11/26/this-is-why-the-x17-particle-and-a-new-fifth-force-probably-dont-exist/
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    I wasn't clear in my post. I thought there would...

    I wasn't clear in my post. I thought there would be a flood of responses to your claim that Philly had the best pizza, as others would defend their favorite pie.
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    OMG. You're going to be covered in cheese, thick...

    OMG. You're going to be covered in cheese, thick crust, thin crust, sardines, canadian bacon, pineapples, and other ingredients. I'm going to sit back and watch. This should be fun.
  25. I was referring to this much more useful one:...

    I was referring to this much more useful one:
    https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/wada-compliance-review-committee-recommends-series-of-strong-consequences-for-rusada-non-compliance/
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