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by iamjs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:53 am
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Topic: 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread
Replies: 359
Views: 15712

2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread

6.7%+7.1%=13.8%.

Assuming you count the Wildcard as playoffs.
I understood how they got to their numbers. I'm just not in agreement with how they got there.

My point was making the playoffs should be viewed as making the wild card, which would be 6.7%. So why are they adding both percentages?
by iamjs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:50 am
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Topic: Blackjack's Thread of Illness and Ailments
Replies: 1201
Views: 48390

Blackjack's Thread of Illness and Ailments

meow's description is quite accurate. Last November I fell on the ice trying to step around a curling stone. Being that I'm not the most graceful person, I sidestepped the stone in my path, but in the meantime managed to get caught up in my own feet. Never had a chance to brace for impact or tuck in...
by iamjs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:20 pm
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Topic: Pro Wrasslin' Thread
Replies: 7858
Views: 294296

Pro Wrasslin' Thread


mathematicians are still trying to solve Scott's equation to this day......
by iamjs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 5728
Views: 204205

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

But right now I want to manually drive and shift gears, lean into sharp corners and chirp the tires once in a while. That's what my miata is for. Originally it was supposed to be the car that I was gonna take to work since it had a few dents/dings and faded paint when I bought it. For everything th...
by iamjs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread
Replies: 359
Views: 15712

2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread

KDKA says 13.8% of making the playoffs, but I don't think that's right. The same article says 6.7% chance of winning the division and 7.1% chance of winning the Wild Card. https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/06/24/2020-mlb-baseball-projections-by-fangraphs/ The fangraph chart: https://blogs.fangrap...
by iamjs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:08 pm
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Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 5728
Views: 204205

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

All it took was one accident for me where I’d likely have gone through the windshield had I not been wearing a seatbelt to reinforce the fact that I will never drive without wearing one. Still wound up with titanium rods in my arm for months after that one. That's the thing about it: I know I'm gui...
by iamjs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:30 pm
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Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 5728
Views: 204205

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

So this happened today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcCFBFVX0AAeU9o?format=jpg&name=large I went from a black 2017 Outback to... a black 2020 Outback. This one is a little nicer since it's the Onyx edition. Slight bump in HP, from 180 to 255. Gas mileage is rated better by 3 mpg. Bigger screen, and...
by iamjs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:27 pm
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Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 5728
Views: 204205

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

Bought a 2020 Pilot yesterday. The transaction wasn't as smooth as our previous car purchase in 2017, but we knew going in our trade-in wouldn't be worth much. They started with $1500 for our 2008 Odyssey, which was below KBB value. That's a first. When we were finished, they gave us $4500 for it (...
by iamjs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: Hockey Randomness
Replies: 12250
Views: 448446

Hockey Randomness

The "bubble" guidelines are intense. https://www.tsn.ca/how-nhl-plans-to-operate-secure-bubbles-in-toronto-and-edmonton-1.1492443 Some standouts: Every person inside the NHL’s “bubble” will be tested for COVID-19 daily...With 24 teams inside the bubble (at 52 people per team), that is 1,248 tests r...
by iamjs
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:10 pm
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Topic: Video Games
Replies: 7933
Views: 327979

Video Games

by iamjs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:45 pm
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Topic: Music Thread
Replies: 5170
Views: 244161

Music Thread

For those who listened to the X this weekend, they released the full list of the top 420 songs of the 90s. You can probably guess what #1 was and I doubt you'd get an argument from anyone about that selection. https://1059thex.iheart.com/content/2020-07-03-the-x-july-420/ I really try not to put too...
by iamjs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:56 pm
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Topic: Music Thread
Replies: 5170
Views: 244161

Music Thread

Nice. Watched that video many, many times back in the day. It must be the 35th anniversary? That and Back to the Future...yikes. :face: I was actually surprised they didn’t edit the f-word out of that video. I vaguely recall a minor cancel Dire Straits viral thing a few years ago, after Mark Knopfl...
by iamjs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:44 pm
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Topic: Everything golf
Replies: 3863
Views: 135539

Everything golf

Been there, man. Been there.

Probably more times than I care to admit.
by iamjs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Music Thread
Replies: 5170
Views: 244161

Music Thread

Two other music videos are also featured within "Money for Nothing". The Hungarian pop band Első Emelet[25] and their video "Állj, Vagy Lövök!" ("Stop or I'll Shoot!") appears as "Baby, Baby" by "First Floor" during the second verse (The name "első emelet" translates to "first floor", and the song ...
by iamjs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 46111
Views: 1615460

Randomness Dos

it's 11:38 and we just had someone light off a grand finale. Can't wait one more night to do this?
by iamjs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 5728
Views: 204205

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

to be fair, I may have prefaced the "f*** the police" carving that happened to the last car with "so this happened today."
by iamjs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 5728
Views: 204205

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

So this happened today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcCFBFVX0AAeU9o?format=jpg&name=large I went from a black 2017 Outback to... a black 2020 Outback. This one is a little nicer since it's the Onyx edition. Slight bump in HP, from 180 to 255. Gas mileage is rated better by 3 mpg. Bigger screen, and ...
by iamjs
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 7933
Views: 327979

Video Games

by iamjs
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 46111
Views: 1615460

Randomness Dos

are they tall or do they just look tall since the twins are about 5' 3" each?
by iamjs
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:44 am
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 46111
Views: 1615460

Randomness Dos

They got your back and now your car, but not your wallet.

by iamjs
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:31 am
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 46111
Views: 1615460

Randomness Dos

my hometown would like to check in https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/tribdem.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/f8/6f85f886-0f73-5a13-bed3-c23f1a925983/53e2f655cfd8a.image.jpg?resize=750%2C500 Sean McAfee of Johnstown did a double take on his way home from work late last week. What c...
by iamjs
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday to America's Hat!
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Happy Birthday to America's Hat!

but they also have had pond hockey on their fives https://c8.alamy.com/comp/A4FDW9/five-dollar-canadian-bank-note-A4FDW9.jpg and if you get bored you can always Spock your older fives, although the Bank Of Canada is not a fan of this. https://media.socastsrm.com/wordpress/wp-content/blogs.dir/2047/f...
by iamjs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 46111
Views: 1615460

Randomness Dos

By the looks of things, that mansion closed in 2018 and wasn't very popular with the neighbors. Okobi's white, politically connected neighbors hated the fact that he bought the big mansion in the neighborhood, and they sued him out of business. Chukky got totally screwed and pretty much lost everyt...
by iamjs
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:00 pm
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Topic: Movie Thread
Replies: 19797
Views: 682641

Movie Thread

Yeah, but there's nothing specific about that device that requires he's selling Christmas trees. It could be a fireworks stand for 4th of July. Or a pumpkin patch in November. What gets all the Nakatomi employees in one place, with Chairman Takagi? What event would cause Nakatomi tower to otherwise...
by iamjs
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:48 pm
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Topic: Movie Thread
Replies: 19797
Views: 682641

Movie Thread

anyone watch king of staten isaldn I want to watch it, but I just can't stand Pete Davidson. So I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it. same here. I was gonna suggest that the only way I might watch it would be if I was at my sister's place and she had it on Netflix. But then I forgot she ...