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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/
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  12. Very nice summary, DoubleRBar. I grew up in a...

    Very nice summary, DoubleRBar. I grew up in a small coastal town in SoCal in the early '60s. Our high school only had just over 500 students (M+F), but 100 boys turned out for track (unfortunately,...
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    This is so cool. The "easy plate" clue has...

    This is so cool. The "easy plate" clue has created confusion by conflating two totally unrelated shows.
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    player: I liked your responses: well thought out...

    player:
    I liked your responses: well thought out and citing the appropriate Rules.

    I agree 100% with your comment on transparency. When there is a dq, the results reference the Rule violation by...
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    Now, back to the meet. My practice is to watch...

    Now, back to the meet. My practice is to watch the superfeeds of all the field events before seeing the spoilers in the track feed. The coverage of the Monaco MPV was 2 1/2 hours of great athletics....
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    IAAF tightened Rule 146.4(a) The current...

    IAAF tightened Rule 146.4(a)



    The current IAAF Rulebook (unlike previous editions) embeds interpretations in the Rules, sort of a casebook. There is an extensive writeup following 146.4.
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    Since I typically give my responses out loud...

    Since I typically give my responses out loud while watching, I have learned not to mock incorrect contestant replies. The next category might be pop music hits of the 2010s, or cricket terminology....
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    Any predictions?

    Any predictions?
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    Agreed. If you want real versatility, I'll throw...

    Agreed. If you want real versatility, I'll throw Babe Didrikson in the mix.
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    I like Bob Roll. The self-effacing humor that...

    I like Bob Roll. The self-effacing humor that goes with barely hanging on in a sport, yet still having the technical knowledge to describe what is going on at the front is an entertaining...
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    This commentary explained the final play: ...

    This commentary explained the final play:



    The only thing I understood was the umpire giving the finger.
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    I'm surprised at 0.29+ on the Hayes difference....

    I'm surprised at 0.29+ on the Hayes difference. Where I have seen the hand and auto times at the high level meets (Olympics go back to at least 1948, don't they?), experienced officials had closer to...
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    Wiedergänger: Deceased who returns to the world...

    Wiedergänger: Deceased who returns to the world of the living. Very clever.
  24. or potrzebie (although I had to look up the def)...

    or potrzebie (although I had to look up the def)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potrzebie

    Definitely a level above any of today's humor.
  25. You know you were a fan of Mad magazine if ... ...

    You know you were a fan of Mad magazine if ...

    you know what an axolotl is, without looking it up.
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