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    They probably require everybody to register...

    They probably require everybody to register everything about themselves that the government wants to know.
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    Yes, they are the functional equivalent of...

    Yes, they are the functional equivalent of springs, even though they don't physically look like springs.


    It's still floating on the ceiling.
  3. Thread: Zion Williamson

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    The big question is whether his knees will hold...

    The big question is whether his knees will hold up, given his size and injury history. He's the heaviest player in the league under 7 feet, and playing 82 games a year isn't kind to the knees. He...
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    Even if there was no brawl, De Souza (Kansas)...

    Even if there was no brawl, De Souza (Kansas) still deserved at least a one-game suspension. 22 points up, barely a second left in the game, and he chose to walk over to a fallen opponent to taunt...
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    Who are they? Has a similar mistake ever been...

    Who are they? Has a similar mistake ever been successfully used a basis for appealing to get into the US OT marathon?

    The error would mean roughly 52 seconds for men and a minute for women (give...
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    This year. It's already 2020!

    This year. It's already 2020!
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    Gravity would be 0.07% less than at sea level, so...

    Gravity would be 0.07% less than at sea level, so he gained about 4 mm or 1/6 of an inch from the lower gravity (without accounting for lower air resistance).
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    Now the times have been corrected, with 22.00 as...

    Now the times have been corrected, with 22.00 as the fastest.
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    Speaking of what is or isn't legit, this surely...

    Speaking of what is or isn't legit, this surely isn't:

    4 guys in the same meet today, faster than Frank Fredicks's 19.92 indoor world record in the 200m. 19.50, 19.70, 19.90, 19.90....
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    If she wasn't being coached by Ato Boldon, who is...

    If she wasn't being coached by Ato Boldon, who is very aware of other high school phenoms who went pro and fizzled out, and the need to be careful with athletes this young, I would have thought...
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    Most phones don't support wireless charging. And...

    Most phones don't support wireless charging. And wireless charging pads are less portable than cables.
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    No company is going to banned. Only specific...

    No company is going to banned. Only specific shoes may be banned.

    And I don't want innovation in shoe technology for foot races. I want innovation in training methods, not competition equipment.
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    Non-Nike sponsored runners can't use them......

    Non-Nike sponsored runners can't use them... unless they want to lose their sponsorship. The existing rule says any shoe used in competition must be *reasonably* available to all the competiors, not...
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    Only if that thing you were meant to do can pay...

    Only if that thing you were meant to do can pay the bills.
  15. Drop the "male" and "female" wording, or it will...

    Drop the "male" and "female" wording, or it will be increasingly difficult to fend off the attacks by people who think social definitions of male and female should be applicable.
  16. The hardcore advocates don't care, but removing...

    The hardcore advocates don't care, but removing the gender-based descriptors of sports divisions would greatly weaken their argument of "I identify as female therefore I must be allowed to compete in...
  17. As it has been said before in another thread,...

    As it has been said before in another thread, they need to drop the male/female/men/women/boys/girls designations and change them to genderless words like "high T" and "low T", or this gender...
  18. It may be a straw man, but it seems to be a very...

    It may be a straw man, but it seems to be a very motivating factor among people who don't get competitive high school sports. They probably view high school sports as equivalent to when some friends...
  19. The Y chromosome and SRY gene, to be specific.

    The Y chromosome and SRY gene, to be specific.
  20. Thread: Road m10K Best

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    Let me guess ... Vaporfly too?

    Let me guess ... Vaporfly too?
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    Briana Williams 2nd in 7.25 (60m), behind the...

    Briana Williams 2nd in 7.25 (60m), behind the 7.17 by Jayla Kirland of Florida State at the Clemson Orange and Purple Elite meet.

    https://results.adkinstrak.com/meets/4913/events/183351/results
  22. High schoolers and college students aren't...

    High schoolers and college students aren't spending $20/month to subscribe to a track & field site.
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    It may be that it's so simple that no other...

    It may be that it's so simple that no other company can develop a functional equivalent without it looking like a copy of the Vaporfly patent.
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    If I buy a house to lease it out fir just one...

    If I buy a house to lease it out fir just one month, that's a much bigger financial risk than if I were to lease it out repeatedly for decades.


    It would have to be a non-governmental...
  25. Seems kinda shady, but at least that would give...

    Seems kinda shady, but at least that would give the IAAF more revenue than my plan which is simply to not watch DL meets unless they're on the regular NBC channel on TV or the Olympic Channel.
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