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  1. mmk

    IPAs = PED?

    Not alcohol, not a PED, but still:
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    Sub-Two-Hour Marathon

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    Andy Murray is unhappy with the poor attendance at the China Open.

    There are a fair number of Chinese players in the WTA, including 5 in the top 100. Not so much the ATP, with only one player in the top 200.
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    Is Murray the Greatest Being on Planet Earth?

    According to Chrissie Hynde it is James Newell Osterberg Jr., aka Iggy Pop
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    Very much anticipated, my new Tecnifibre Ergo One

    One of my best friends from grade school is pretty much the world's leading authority on Klingon, but I doubt he knows much Ferengi.
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    Why didn't they stop the interstellar object?

    How fast are you moving? You may think you aren't moving at all, but let's assume someone is standing on the equator. The circumference of the Earth is a bit under 25000 miles. The Earth rotates around its axis every 24 hours, so someone on the equator is moving over 1000 mph. Next, the...
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    Why didn't they stop the interstellar object?

    Rather big If there. Basically we would have had to launch prior to observing it, especially given that it had a CPA to Earth of 0.276 a.u. (over 25 million miles), and we didn't actually notice it until it was past that point. So to intercept at 25 million miles, using New Horizon's speed...
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    Deadly brain shrinking fungus !
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    Why didn't they stop the interstellar object?

    On a serious note, Oumuamua was moving at > 98000 mph. The fastest craft ever launched by humans to date is the New Horizons which is moving at ~36000 mph. Nothing we have could catch up with Ourmuamua or Borisov.
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    Deadly brain shrinking fungus !

    In many cases the correct spelling is pay rents.
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    The Pros are going to have to start playing with wooden racquets again

    And require everyone to play right handed as well
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    What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

    Merry Sisters of Fate by Lunasa
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    Best root beer?

    Agree. And I have tried Stewart's, but prefer IBC. I did used to love A&W from an A&W, not the stuff they sold in stores.
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    Chip it up, my dudes!*

    I guess I went to Maine a week too early, although I made up for it by eating lobster every day for a week.
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    Post Your Most Recent Stringing Time

    When you have a racquet that needs to be strung do you look at the old stringbed and say One Of These Days I'm Going To Cut You Into Little Pieces?
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    Wilson Triniti Tennis Ball

    Back before optic yellow (or green) balls became common, the white balls we used would turn brown or gray fairly quickly and also be hard to see in low light conditions. I don't remember being able to clean them, after a while they were only good for dogs.
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    Played 2 weaker hitting opponents back to back. WOW.

    Especially when I pull out my wood racquets!
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    Greatest Minds of All Time

    1 - whoever came up with the wheel 2 - Archimedes 3 - Britney Spears, of course
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    How many string jobs in 1 reel?

    Sure, but if I only need 38' (20 mains, 18 crosses), then 17. And while the OP is using a poly, if someone is using a really stretchy multi, then you can get even more.
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    What's the problem with this type of dogs?!!!

    I was at a party many years ago and the hosts had a couple of Spitz, and when people would put their beer cups on the lawn the dogs would lap up the beer. They were obviously inebriated after a while. And like humans, one was a happy drunk and the other was vicious.
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    Dink serve is a free point generating slot machine

    During warmups I used to only hit soft serves, then on my first service point I'd hit as hard a serve as I could.
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    The Pros are going to have to start playing with wooden racquets again

    Okay, would you then require gut? Or a multi? And if a multi, what types of fibers could it contain, how many individual fibers, etc? Could some of makeup of a multi include some percentage of poly? Would PEEK (Zyex) be acceptable? It is a poly but not a polyester. Would you ban co-poly...
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    Shoes are so good now.

    In the 70s I bought a pair of Patricks - at one point I started feeling pain in my heels, checked them and there were nails/brads sticking up through the insole. They looked nice though.
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    What do you use your tablets for?

    But a phone will do in a pinch
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    What do you use your tablets for?

    We've also done that with slightly older cats
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    Just had an amazing insight!

    Lefties are sinister
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    What do you use your tablets for?

    Yep, android.
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    What do you use your tablets for?

    I read books and play games, especially when I fly somewhere. I also use it as the controller for my Logitech Harmony Hub, as a cookbook, to watch videos when I'm trying to fix something and don't want to carry my laptop.
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    Did Wawrinka decline too? He's 34, after all

    Not based on 1 September 2019
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    As always, I'm hoping it hits at 26° 40′ 37″ N, 80° 2′ 13″ W