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    He was DQed. You beat him. Skip the details next...

    He was DQed. You beat him. Skip the details next time you tell the story. That's what I'd do.



    I learn something new every day on these boards. My mile races go back to 1961, and I have never...
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    1) Yes, but you did beat O'Hara 2) Flags in a...

    1) Yes, but you did beat O'Hara

    2) Flags in a mile race?
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    Wooster and Jeeves were P.G. Wodehouse characters...

    Wooster and Jeeves were P.G. Wodehouse characters in a series of stories that are well worth reading and that were adapted into one of my favorite British TV series (along with Rumpole).
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    1968 Ryun

    1968 Ryun
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    It has now (re?)appeared ...

    It has now (re?)appeared

    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/west-palm-beach-fl/rosie-vivas-8774911

    if anyone cares.
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    Can I have a show of hands? How many believe...

    Can I have a show of hands?

    How many believe Britain would have been better served with more Jeeves in charge and fewer Woosters?
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    Except it is there now. What's very strange...

    Except it is there now.

    What's very strange is that the referenced obituary at Dignity Memorial seems to have disappeared. (The page is dynamic, but she doesn't show up via searches.)

    Could...
  8. Thread: 1st/Eighty

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    Columbo. Peter Falk is a clue for Petra Felke.

    Columbo. Peter Falk is a clue for Petra Felke.
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    I think I'm saying be grateful that one of your...

    I think I'm saying be grateful that one of your sources of energy is so safe and cheap.
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    Surely you are not equating a U.S. pressurized...

    Surely you are not equating a U.S. pressurized water reactor with an RBMK reactor?
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    There is a pretty good photo in the 9/21/64 SI: ...

    There is a pretty good photo in the 9/21/64 SI:

    https://www.si.com/vault/issue/43164/29

    It seems clear from the photo and caption that Ryun's torso is crossing the finish line as Grelle's...
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    The key parts of the name should be Barbara...

    The key parts of the name should be Barbara Edmonson, but I think that's a married name, and I can't remember her maiden name. Not sure if that's close enough, but it's all I have.
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    This thread suggests that the WaPo piece...

    This thread suggests that the WaPo piece oversimpified the problem. This author agrees:
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    Unlike horse races, no T Rexes died.

    Unlike horse races, no T Rexes died.
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    I'm several states away from my collection, but I...

    I'm several states away from my collection, but I am almost certain that TFN has never exceeded 30K in circulation. gh might tell you that >doubling circulation with no increase in income is fatal.
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    He isn't just "some guy". Rohan Dennis is the...

    He isn't just "some guy". Rohan Dennis is the world time trial champion, and he quit (in a feed zone) the day before a time trial stage he was expected to excel in.

    It is reminiscent of...
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    As PVP noted, even assuming the best result, if...

    As PVP noted, even assuming the best result, if Sam clears 6.01 on his fourth attempt, the bar moves up (6.04 or 6.05) for each to most likely miss, then back down to 6.01 for his sixth attempt at...
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    Not sure what to make of this. Should the...

    Not sure what to make of this. Should the pharmacies refuse to fill prescriptions? Should manufacturers cut back supply and raise prices?

    I'm only interested in the doctors who prescribe and...
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    At the risk of overanalyzing an easter egg, this...

    At the risk of overanalyzing an easter egg, this is a very un-computer-like method of representing a date.

    What we are asked to do is to take a 25-digit binary number and convert it to its...
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    June ...

    June

    https://thenextweb.com/shareables/2019/07/16/alan-turing-bill-binary-code/
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    I must also note the advantage T&F had in those...

    I must also note the advantage T&F had in those days of being almost the only game in town. As a small school, we had football, basketball, baseball, and T&F (no XC) for the boys, and nothing for the...
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    A few years ago, I was talking to a second- or...

    A few years ago, I was talking to a second- or third-tier Kenyan runner who was writing a book about the number of Kenyans who ended up injured just to get a few medallists. I think he missed the...
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    30+ years ago, I hosted a number of all-comers...

    30+ years ago, I hosted a number of all-comers meets. In our area, there were a number of Olympians and wannabes. The 17-18 foot vaulters would go over to the javelin and win easily while they were...
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    Yeah. Nobody knew what a half-nelson is.

    Yeah. Nobody knew what a half-nelson is.
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    For those too young to remember the '50s, the...

    For those too young to remember the '50s, the first clue about a TV show referred to Sea Hunt, starring Lloyd Bridges as Mike Nelson. The second clue referred to The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,...
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