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    posts here were starting to dupe the separate...

    posts here were starting to dupe the separate thread on FOundation grants; they have been moved to that thread
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    HS locks up cell phones

    good idea or bad?

    (and try not to think like an old fart!)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/california-high-school-found-students-cellphones-too-distracting-so-they-n1044636
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    you either love it or hate it?

    you either love it or hate it?
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    But there is some good news! ...

    But there is some good news!

    https://us.cnn.com/2019/08/21/health/africa-countdown-polio-eradication/index.html
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    the line is also in error that nboody has run...

    the line is also in error that nboody has run sub-4:00 above 5000ft: Keino did it in both Nairobi and Nyeri (at least).
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    in what context?

    in what context?
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    I'm back doing Dexter all over again.

    I'm back doing Dexter all over again.
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    I found a reference to the article I read: was in...

    I found a reference to the article I read: was in the June '62 edition of TRUE Magazine.

    It's referenced here.

    https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/1984/nov/15/cover-the-calculated-risk/#
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    a short construction video ...

    a short construction video

    https://twitter.com/uoregon/status/1163511155471470593
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    I remember first reading about these insane...

    I remember first reading about these insane bicycle speeds in the '60s, and the article said the biggest problem they had was in finding a car that could reliably travel as fast as was required!
  11. the big vault question is, will we see any...

    the big vault question is, will we see any Morgunov this year?
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    a tweet this morning illustrating the greatness...

    a tweet this morning illustrating the greatness of JJK (but I still vote Szewinska):

    <<Jon Mulkeen
    @Statman_Jon

    15h
    On the list of combined points totals of individual PBs in heptathlon...
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    Britain loses its measles-free status ...

    Britain loses its measles-free status

    https://us.cnn.com/2019/08/19/health/measles-uk-who-intl/index.html
  14. Thread: 2019 DL Birmingham

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    the addition of the silly mixed-sex 4x4 has...

    the addition of the silly mixed-sex 4x4 has complicated long-sprint doubling (not that they didn't get it wrong in most previous years as well)
  15. Thread: 2019 DL Birmingham

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    Marianne Dickerson won Helsinki marathon silver...

    Marianne Dickerson won Helsinki marathon silver while anorexic
    ...
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    I don't believe I've heard of a link between...

    I don't believe I've heard of a link between anorexia and not able to run at optimal levels (for a while). Doesn't mean there isn't one.
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    oh good, I'm not the only one who thought it was...

    oh good, I'm not the only one who thought it was perhaps the worst DL meet of the year
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    first time I ever heard the Junior part was the...

    first time I ever heard the Junior part was the first Stanford football game I ever went to and was amazed at how good the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band was for the b-team, and...
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    the heck with '69 music

    allow me to nominate '67 as the greatest album year ever

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/50-essential-albums-of-1967-198515/the-beach-boys-smiley-smile-199475/
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    Skipper (5.56 in HS) PRed as a frosh (5.75),...

    Skipper (5.56 in HS) PRed as a frosh (5.75), junior (5.79) and senior (5.80) at Oregon.
  21. Thread: Music From 1969

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    no, but the existence of White Rabbit does

    no, but the existence of White Rabbit does
  22. we now return you to regular programming

    we now return you to regular programming
  23. Thread: Music From 1969

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    interesting history of Get Together (from Wiki),...

    interesting history of Get Together (from Wiki), which is anything but a '69 song, even for The Youngbloods:

    <<The song was originally recorded as "Let's Get Together" by the Kingston Trio in a...
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    my father liked to tell the story of being in the...

    my father liked to tell the story of being in the Canadian Army during WWII. He was at a base near Toronto and he and buddy got weekeend passes and decided they'd hitchhike to see Ottawa, a couple of...
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    Coleman is out (link on home page)

    Coleman is out (link on home page)
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