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by Tomas
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2020-2021 Pittsburgh Super Panthers Sports Thread
Replies: 1403
Views: 36239

2020-2021 Pittsburgh Super Panthers Sports Thread

You know that you could have had Jamie Dixon for life, but for (many) Pitt fans, he was inadequate because he could not get past Round X of NCAA *National* Tournament! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by Tomas
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: Jagr to CGY
Replies: 203
Views: 30322

Jagr to CGY

Jagr with 3 assists today, and 6 points (1+5) in 3 games after he turned 49, and 10 points (2+8) in 16 games this year. Kladno now leads CZE2 league. Also, no baby: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https://tv.blesk.cz/video/6845176/jagrova-pritelkyne-dominika-poskytla-prvni-rozho...
by Tomas
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Everything golf
Replies: 4763
Views: 218749

Everything golf

Maybe its a me thing, but if I were worth $900m i sure as **** wouldn't be driving a Hyundai. Hell, I wouldn't be driving at all. Especially if I had a pill hobby If, as TMZ suggests, he was angry and determined to cover 60-minute drive in 30 minutes, he could have driven the safest car in the gala...
by Tomas
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 21359
Views: 653953

COVID-19

Today is the first day since January 11 when the 7-day average of new US COVID daily cases increased on Worldometer. During the 41 declining days, the daily cases dropped from 255,311 to 69,235, i.e. by 72.9%. It's mind-boggling to me that this was achieved without any wide-spread lockdowns, with s...
by Tomas
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Everything golf
Replies: 4763
Views: 218749

Everything golf

I was going to mention that interview because he sounded high as a kite.
Is that the interview? He sounds perfectly normal to me. And he looks like any 45-year old (i.e. "not young anymore" :) )

by Tomas
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 21359
Views: 653953

COVID-19

Today is the first day since January 11 when the 7-day average of new US COVID daily cases increased on Worldometer. During the 41 declining days, the daily cases dropped from 255,311 to 69,235, i.e. by 72.9%. It's mind-boggling to me that this was achieved without any wide-spread lockdowns, with si...
by Tomas
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: Jagr to CGY
Replies: 203
Views: 30322

Jagr to CGY

I presume that at least for mikey this will be a less impressive stat than the above mentioned 49-27, but 2 days after his birthday, Jagr went 0+2 in the first game as a 49-year old. Kladno Knights in now close 2nd in the standings (only due to goal differential), though the first five teams are all...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1470
Views: 91359

Non-Military Aviation

A flight from nearby Boone County Airport to Dallas is about two hours (Caravans aren't very fast, either), which isn't all that bad. When might you be flying? The only thing that would give me pause about flying with Southern Airways Express is that Caravans aren't equipped with very sophisticated...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zoom tips & tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Zoom tips & tricks

My problem: This semester, I teach in one of our "cash cow" programs (Executive MBA). Face-to-face on selected Saturdays, with decent in-person attendance (I'd say 80%). For the remaining 20%, I have to do live Zoom simulcast. Because of social distancing, I teach in huge auditorium (about 400+ non-...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1470
Views: 91359

Non-Military Aviation

Anybody has any experience with Southern Airways Express (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Airways_Express)? Despite its name, PIT is apparently serviced by them. I just found out they service a miniscule airport about 80 minutes from my house, and they offer flights to Dallas from $39/one wa...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 176060
Views: 5572677

Politics And Current Events

Facebook goes nuclear, banning all news posts in Australia Facebook has gone nuclear in its long-running battle with the Australian government over news content. Australia is considering legislation that would require Facebook to pay to link to Australian news stories. In response, Facebook has anno...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tax Season
Replies: 428
Views: 21229

Tax Season

Just in case: Is there a way how excess contribution in 403b could be rolled into 457b (which we have available)? I know I can easily withdraw penalty-free by April 15, but it's really a tiny amount, and the way how I entered it somehow disallows me to e-file my state taxes. I'd rather deal with the...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: Jagr to CGY
Replies: 203
Views: 30322

Jagr to CGY

49:27 :D https://twitter.com/EthanG0515/status/1361809021766946819 https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/jaromir-jagr-birthday-stripper-girlfriend-dominika-branisova-01eypk8n54f2 and https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https://www.idnes.cz/revue/vztahy-a-sex/jaromir-jagr-hokejista-modelk...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wine, Scotch, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, and the like
Replies: 1128
Views: 69657

Wine, Scotch, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, and the like

A couple months ago one of my brother in laws brought a decent bottle of tequila to a family function. It has now become a tradition for the 3 of us to rotate buying bottles of middle to top shelf tequila and drinking the fifth. Here’s what we’ve had so far ranked. All silver tequilas. ***i have no...
by Tomas
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Weather Thread
Replies: 8016
Views: 325997

Weather Thread

Fingers crossed - no blackouts or power outages in NW Arkansas today (and I was lucky not to have any yesterday during the sub-zero temperatures). Up to 5 extra inches of snow coming in 3-4 hours (on top of 5-6 we already have). And to think that I had a wilderness cabin reserved for this weekend......
by Tomas
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1470
Views: 91359

Non-Military Aviation

Anybody has any experience with Southern Airways Express (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Airways_Express)? Despite its name, PIT is apparently serviced by them. I just found out they service a miniscule airport about 80 minutes from my house, and they offer flights to Dallas from $39/one way...
by Tomas
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 176060
Views: 5572677

Politics And Current Events

Meanwhile in PA... https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/us/politics/pennsylvania-republicans.html G.O.P. legislators, dozens of whom supported overturning the state’s election results to aid former President Donald J. Trump, are moving to change the entire way that judges are selected in Pennsylvania...
by Tomas
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Political Current Events Thread
Replies: 1757
Views: 82840

Non Political Current Events Thread

Clicking through to the thread, he corrected himself. He also said that the outages are more due to excess demand (rolling blackouts) than directly to weather events. It's still a weather-related cause, but it's not like hailstones are knocking down power lines; the infrastructure remains pretty mu...
by Tomas
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 176060
Views: 5572677

Politics And Current Events

I think this might explain the censure discrepancy, which probably no one really cares about: If a Senator introduces an amendment that contains censorious language or attempts to alter a resolution of censure, that amendment would also be subject to debate. As a result, without unanimous consent, ...
by Tomas
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All Things Guns & Ammo
Replies: 1130
Views: 65133

All Things Guns & Ammo

Ha. Just coming in here to post that. Great news. Colt has been effing up and teetering in and out of bankruptcy for years. CZ is a solid company that makes great products and has a strong business. CZ has been making 1911-style guns under the Dan Wesson name for years. I wonder if those guns will ...
by Tomas
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar thread?
Replies: 51
Views: 3544

Grammar thread?

Subversive or Undermining? There will be two "traits" I'll be describing on the "a-hole CEO" slide: 1) "Opportunistic CEOs" - as identified by (a) their desire to buy/sell stocks during the "blackout" period shortly before the quarterly earnings announcement (this is not allowed unless the CEOs get...
by Tomas
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All Things Guns & Ammo
Replies: 1130
Views: 65133

All Things Guns & Ammo

Colt Holding Company acquired by Czech "CZG":

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... yznys_mkop
by Tomas
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar thread?
Replies: 51
Views: 3544

Grammar thread?

Maybe more "vocabulary" rather than "grammar": Need to shorten "CEOs with negative personal traits". The most fitting would be "a-hole CEOs" (because that's what I really mean), but for many reasons, I can't use it. :) (And it cannot be "bad CEOs" because they may be simply doing bad job, whereas I ...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 9656
Views: 463568

Video Games

I need QUICK help! I'd like to buy Minecraft (I personally do not play any games) as a birthday gift (the birthday is 2/14) and the Czech e-shop (I want to buy it there, because the shop claims the game will have Czech subtitles) offers 2 versions: Minecraft (PC) DIGITAL (for CZK 857) https://www.a...
by Tomas
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 9656
Views: 463568

Video Games

Not really quick, but the Starter edition comes with skin packs and a few other odds and ends. If the price difference is so close, I'd just go with the Starter version for the extras.
Awesome. Thanks again. That was quick! :)

The funny thing is that stater edition is actually cheaper...