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    Can't play, so what's the next best thing?

    I can only play once a week at best right now so I'm doing kettlebell workouts. It improves cardiovascular conditioning, strength, joint and muscle flexibility, even balance . It's also fun and you feel great when you're done.
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    Dentist dishonesty

    I just stopped going to a dentist. I noticed on my Explanation of benefits statements that they were billing my insurance for visits that I never made. Also that same dentist you have to prepay for everything. They basically know what they are going to get from insurance and then you have...
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    I played tennis with Bill Gates today

    It was too late by the time OS2 came out. All the Fortune 500 Companies had already purchased Millions in hardware and sent at least the same amount in training employees to use Dos and Lotus 123/Word Perfect. He's smart and IBM was stupid. For the last 200 years it was demonstrated that...
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    Tipping

    It's possible, I have had lots of friends that were servers in mid to high end restaurants here in Atlanta. Especially if you work the banquet/party rooms at a nice restaurant you could make 400-600$ in a night easy. From my experience servers never have money because they are young and go...
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    Tipping

    I NEVER over tip.. unless I'm in a bar or club then you over tip for the first round so the waitress or bartender gets you taken care of quicker. I usually tip 15-20% and maybe 3 or 4 times in my life gave 10% or 25+% for a dinner. That being said I think the notion that you can't go out...
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    Stock Market Simulator

    I did an internship with bear stearns in college. If you asked any broker/Jr. Brokers what to do with $30k they would say go buy some lottery tickets. If it wasn't a million dollar + account they couldn't make enough money and weren't interested. But there's always the stories about the guy...
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    does it bother anyone else?

    I thought I was the only one, and per a toilet paper commercial I saw last week, According to "America" via a website poll..... Away is the "Right" way
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    TW Stars: Where Are They NOW?

    I guess everyone I like isn't necessarily likable. Heycal is 100% right too. I guess I just never took him very seriously. :)
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    Wikpedia is accurate

    :) that was great! Illustrates the point that no single source is going to get it right all the time. That being said I think that NPR, Wiki, and even BBC are a little more honest and reliable. 1st off they don't depend on advertising as much due to public funding and ten year review by...
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    Wikpedia is accurate

    For News I'll stick with NPR and BBC. But Wiki is usually very accurate from what I've seen. That being said shouldn't you always do your own research to confirm any source.
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    Energy drinks --do they help?????

    I thought a very small amount of caffeine/ginseng was shown to improve concentration. That can't be bad for tennis. Of course all the sugar and the overdose amount of caffeine and other crap in an energy drink is probably not going to help. I read a study that said even swishing a Gatorade...
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    TW Stars: Where Are They NOW?

    First off I think Steady Eddy has a Cyber Crush on Superstition. At the very least he proves that he should be a "Star" because he clearly made a lasting impression. And I liked Deuce, usually thought he was wrong but that's ok.
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    iPad....Discuss

    But the Ipad is "MAJIC!!". If they had an AF 2MP+ camera and microphone along with SIP softphone app, video conferencing app, and Netflix App this would be all I would need for 95-98% of my personal computer needs. They claim they put in the crappy processor to extend battery life, and it...
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    iPad....Discuss

    Other cool thing iPad has super nice Led backlit screen so its' super bright and clear with almost perfect blacks and the screen will last as long or longer than you'll own the device. For 500$ I might get it. I need to see it in person but this will probably be my next laptop.... I...
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    iPad....Discuss

    Text books would be great. I just paid almost 600$ for my wifes books this semester if I could cut that in half an ipad would pay for itself in one semester. I read that the text book publishers are a little scared of going ebook and only one or two of the big text book publishers is even...
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    iPad....Discuss

    It's more like a color Kindle with benefits. I've seen the kindle and spoken to an owner and they love those things. It uses what they call liquid or electronic paper or something. Basically text is extremely clear and sharp. It's the only device I saw that made me say "ok I could read...
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    sorry :) I have one "The Red cross is an Extension of the CIA" Also The Fugees Wyclef Jean's uncle is a long time CIA asset and so is Wyclef's aid organization.
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    I find it hilarious that you use the Evangelical belief that Carbon dating is hog wash and the earth was created in 6 days and is only 6-10k years old. Like them I don't believe the GW faithful will ever forsake their little g, god. My information is not obscure and I have done my own...
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    To the first statement check it out http://www.petitionproject.org/ here's a few thousand. I also listened to several hours of NPR's Copenhagen coverage and most of the very scared scientist that would go on record basically said the the same thing. Human added CO2 is not doing much to change...
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    I like your bathtub example. Our TOTAL contriution is maybe a buckets worth. Ok now if we enacted every single change from every one of your experts in every country including china/india and emerging countries in africa etc. You would be able to remove a baby droppers worth from the tub...
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    New Tennis Center in GA

    Oh thats' actually not so bad. Truth is even when I played there I only walked into the stadium once or twice in two years. And it was never used for anything. Tearing it down and makign a park sounds like a great idea, if they keep teh rest of the complex in place. And yeah I saw the signs...
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    hahaa I know I meant the age of the fossil/sediment/core ice. Earth is 4 or 5 billion.... so add a couple more zeros. My point doesn't change. ;)
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    Lets say you are correct about CO2 levels increasing. It still doesn't matter what people do. Clouds(mainly water droplets) have a larger affect on temprature than CO2. Most estimates I've seen.... from actual scientist say that CO2 Levels have around a 5% affect on temprature compared to...
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    Conan

    Conan's awesome. I stopped watching letterman and leno years ago and will watch chelse handler or my tivo'd star trek reruns. Until Conans back on the air.
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    GW is NOT "Universally accepted". Scientist have only been taking tempreture readings for about 100 years. So you are basing an entire scientific theory on 100 years of observation on a planet that is about 95 MILLION years old..... that's like .0000000001% From fossil records/sediment we...
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    I meant climatologist that didnt' get their degrees mail order or from a website. During the climate talks in Copenhagen every respected scientist doing actual research at an actual research facility, usually a university, were all saying the same thing man made CO2 is doing little to affect...
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    Ridiculous conspiracy theories

    The Sun and volcanoes have way more effect on GW than man ever could. I think we should try to reduce toxins and our impact on other species but Global Warming is a fairytale... like the tooth fairy. If people examine every scientist that has a public opinion supporting Global Warming they...
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    New Tennis Center in GA

    I used to play at Stone Mountain Tennis center 3-5 days a week. It was a fantastic facility. The last I heard 2 years ago Dekalb was trying to pass it to gwinnett but they wanted to much for it........ Anyway it's a real waste do we REALLY need another strip mall or new Super Walmart?
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    I'm @Work and really want to see the Aussie Open

    Does anyone know about any Live streaming sites. I had to go to work in teh third set of the Tsonga match and I'd love to catch the last set but the official site isn't doing live streaming to the US. Are there any streaming alternatives?
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    jan silva: the next great one

    I think he'll nail it. He's very talented.
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