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  1. stringertom

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    My guess is the PutinRitzmobile is nearing the Chunnel entrance and will pull in to the Picadilly entrance of the Ritz just before midnight GMT!
     
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    Live Score Tennis is a wonderful mobile app (FREE) that gives push notifications on game or set or match, or start/finish/draw etc for any player. It also shows the ball by ball score in case you can't see the match, or missed some of it.

    The only problem is locating it in AppStore since there are many apps called Live Score. This one is only for tennis. I was able to find it with my iPhone but not with my iPad !

    It's free, so don't think I am promoting some product. Hope this post is okay with TW.
     
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    I thought we agreed that Gene Kelly SITR was GOAT of all GOATs.:)
     
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    Sorry for the late reply, stringertom.

    Yes, San Francisco has a ton of hills (if anyone doesn't believe me, watch Bullit!). I worked in The City for around 2 years, but I worked in The Presidio (which interestingly, is Federal land and is not subject to California law).

    I think you could probably run a pedicab around the Presidio area, because there are not too many hills, but as long as you start going up Lombard you are screwed.

    Towing 930 lbs of offensive linesmen for a mile sounds impressive, stringertom. You must be in good shape to do that. I seriously can't think about doing anything similar. Every trip from the fridge to the can (unload phase) or from the can to the fridge (hungry phase) is a struggle for me. ;)
     
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    Thank you, stringertom. If I may ask, what bike do you ride? Is it a mountain bike, or something else?
     
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    If you don't know what it is, don't look it up. You are not missing anything. What passes for postmodern culture has been practiced in any zoo by your average chimpanzee many times before. :)
     
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    Apparently it must take 44 muscles to take a dump. ;)
     
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    Yes, but does it crash with the MTOs from the Nadal?

    /vlbj mode
     
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    Good to see you back in the sane O&E section, FOD. Don't let the madness of the GPPD get you.
     
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    As a boxer I'd rather think Putin prefers moonshine over trans fat laced Ritz biscuits.:)
     
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    PutinRitzmobile via Victoria tube hoppin' the Eurostar to Paris.:)
     
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    I ride a Trek 4500 hardtail (no back suspension)...towards the bottom end of their line. I had owned it for five years for purely pleasure-type rides so it had very low miles on it when I commissioned it for work. If I upgrade soon, it will be to a Jamis hardtail with disc brakes, possibly the Durango.

    My set-up is different than the "tub" tricycle featured in the clip...my bike is attached to a trailer with 20-inch BMX wheels. The passengers sit on a bench above the smaller wheels so they are a bit lower to the ground, giving me much better road-hugging balance for superior maneuverability.
     
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    Off-topic, were you one of those kids back in the day doing Table Tops, 540s etc? (There were no Supermans back then).
     
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    Nope, never jumped or tricked on bikes, just liked to ride around to the girlfriend of the month or to concerts or the Saturday night parties.
     
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    There was something useless I wanted to post last night, but today morning I can't remember what it was.
     
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    Throwing away useless things in the house is not so useless until I ran out the house to beat the garbage collector.
     
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    Senti posts without signatures...not useless but somehow a bit hollow!
     
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    Haven't been here long enough but is there someone who's never change their signature or maintain not to have one ever since joining? Have you faithfully stuck with Sir Churchill (I bet with a cigar too:))?
     
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    I used to do the racquet spec thing when I purported to be a player/techie. Now I'm too lazy and too faithful to SexiRogi (in that order) to think up a new one. Senti and FOD change their sigs like I change underwear!
     
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    Ouch, should I feel stung because of the specs (racquet and string tension)? Or was it the cigar thing?:)

    ...Can't change my user name now w/o...the string tension I've been faithful once I knew it is the best for me just like Rafa stays with 55 in general (Oops, sounding more like a Rafa than a TMF fan here,).
     
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    No, it wasn't a putdown of including playing data...I'm just currently inactive as a player or string tech so it's not really relevant to me. Good luck with the Lux Alu Power...many a Futures player that I've strung for do well with it, although most would play it lower in a smallish head size like an 89. If I were playing, a nattie gut/Signum Pro Tornado hybrid done near your preferred tension would "sing" for me!
     
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    Tnx, I trust you know your trade very well (and so this is not a useless thread at all) and I think I shall some day lower my string tension (I've tried stringing between 50 to 68 [oversize 110 Wilson Hammer]) to 55 when I am sick and tired of doing weights.
     
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    The "trick" to a full poly bed is to restring frequently as it dies rather quickly. If you're not breaking 1.25 (Alu Power) within a couple of weeks, move to a 1.20 or thinner, getting more action and feel for the limited time you're close to the original tension and liveliness. That's why I like the gut/poly hybrid...it stays lively longer and holds tension much better, especially if the poly is textured (Alu Rough or SP Tornado).
     
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    Never dabbled with Rough but I restring every week. 1.25 with Lux and 1.18 w Tecnifibre NRG2 and Bi-Phase at 65. Lux and Tecnifibre are mainstays, the rest I experiment with. Tnx.
     
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    Biphase is much closer cousin to the nattie gut. Good choice there for either full bed or a poly hybrid!
     
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    Thank you, Senti. I'm sticking nearby for a few days. :)
     
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    Trek makes good bikes. Some years ago I got a catalog, and some of their offerings (the ones for on track racing) looked like spaceships.
     
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    No comment. ;)
     
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    Sentinel is an artist of the signature. When I see a blank signature from him it makes me ponder on the essence of the being, and the transient nature of human existence. Senti just pulled a Rauschenberg on us. ;)
     
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    <3 the new avatar and location, FOD! Just filled a garbage bag of land mines from the three pooches in the house. I noticed the big guy prefers his outhouse near the yard's fences!
     
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    Thank you, stringertom. That pup in my avatar is cute, isn't he?

    The Location is an underhanded hommage to my new favorite poster (Annie).

    What breed is your larger dog, by the way?
     
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    He's not mine...the house owner I rent from got him at the shelter when he was a pup so I've seen him from 20-pound size three years ago to a beastly 100 pounds of pure muscle now. Tall, b&w, retriever-shaped head & ears, short-coated. A big wuss!

    Update...my other roomie says he's part Lab, part Boxer but bigger than either breed.
     
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    Please make a few threads in the GPPD, I miss trolling you there.
     
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    That's what we all thought, but our forum vet (malakas) said he looked sick.

    Edit:
    Talking of cute dogs, was seeing The Artist last night (the silent movie, 2011). Cute dog, the same kind used long ago in The Thin Man and The Awful Truth (that dear feller's name was Skippy, aka Asta). The actor Jean Dujardin looked so much like Gene Kelly ! I've only seen half the movie, very nice.

    Tom, I recommend you see an Italian movie, "Umberto D." It also has a similar dog named Flike. You'll love the movie.
     
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    ^^^glad you added a signature, but do you also have a sore back and an itchy @ss???
     
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    We studied De Sica in my film history classes and I saw this film then...very touching to me bcoz I lived in Italy but a decade later so the poverty of post-War Europe had faded. "Bicycle Thieves" is another De Sica classic.
     
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    A few days before the AO final, I did get a twinge or spasm in my lower back. It has happened before. So i had to take a few days off, and have been very careful since then. Was quite surprised later that Rafa copied me. Prior to that you remember I fell and hurt my knee and was limping for a couple weeks.

    Is funny, no ?
     
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    Ever since Gorecki warned me of your devious ways I'm on to your hijinks, buster. ;)

    I'm taking a few more days off GPPD, then I will return in full force. My first post will unveil an algorithm I compiled with 5555's CPU that proves beyond any reasonable doubt Djokovic is the GOAT.

    I had a vision of Alan Turing's ghost complaining about the correctness of the algorithm, but when I asked him to prove whether his objection was a fact or an opinion he just scurried back into his grave (in a quite deterministic manner, may I add). ;)

    Geez, I must not attempt to make jokes when I just woke up... :roll:
     
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    You need to take care of yourself before the French Open. And make sure Monfed and vlbj don't track you down.
     
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    Had you also just purchased a new chair that was awkward to stand up from the seated position???

    You may also want to visit a Japanese steakhouse in late May.
     
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    Excellent !

    I am inventing an automaton that will write poetry (since I lack a poetic streak) ... it will take existing nursery rhymes and incorporate certain injury-prone tennis players into them. I will post them in the GPPD as my own work. It's just churned out something called "**** in the sky with blisters". Clearly, needs a lot of work before it generates anything meaningful :D
     
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    I suggest this as a title..."Let go my Egg-o or I'll sunny-side you up"!
     
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    Over easy will make Sentinel's poetic streak painless.
     
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    So long you are not doing your automation with the aid of IBM ES 9000.:)
     
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    LMFAO "**** in the sky with blisters"

    I'm looking forward to those rhymes, dear sir! I hope you are not using the T5555 architecture, however. That CPU lacks any creative value, and it only has a very archaic fallacy processing unit with 2 branches (FACT_OR_OPINION and YOU_LOST_THE_ARGUMENT) ;)
     
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    IBM purchased the old Guggenheim estate in Sands Point, Long Island in the '50's and turned the 210-acre property into a corporate retreat complete with an 18-hole golf course. It has since been purchased (2001), renovated and opened as the Village Club of Sands Point. Check it out when visiting for the US Open. The Port Washington LIRR station is very nearby and only a half-dozen stops away from the Flushing station that services The BJK Tennis Center.
     
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    T5555 uses RISC (reduced instruction set...) :D, generates nonsense like "Overheads are falling on my head", or "Still scrambled after all these years ".
    Won't do in front of your hand-crafted, polished gems about H'ty D'ty :D

    Have to run, sorry, will try later.
     
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    As the phrase reads, reduced instruction set computing, essentially software single-clock reduced instruction.

    Better stick with complex instruction set computing which is of course hardware multi-clock complex instruction that is still used with most every computer with intel chip.
     
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    Dan Lloyd, who played Danny Torrance in "The Shining" is now 40 and is a science teacher. I found this out due to interrupted sleep this morning from my roommate's five-year-old son's loud tantrum three hours into some much needed sleep. He has zero charm, as opposed to young Torrance and his Big Wheel ways!
     

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