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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: Today at 03:52:33 AM »
1) I am happy that the NBA playoffs finally start in just under a week.

2) lol sean boston celtics suck

3)
Changing topics inside the NBA theme (partly because I don't want to endlessly discuss Jordan, those debates can go on forever), I really hope Portland can add another piece and be even more competitive next season. They were really fun to watch and have a ton of potential. What they got from the talent outside of Lillard was nothing short of incredible, especially with most of the starters being gone.

I am sad they did not get any better. Time for Lillard to go to the Spurs...

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:58:42 PM »
Well the MVP award is for the current year, so that bodes well for Westbrook. If it were for multiple years, you would have a point. Lebron's impact on the league is irrelevant to the award by definition and he plays on the team with the highest payroll in history, so let's not pretend we are talking about Cavaliers circa 2007, James Harden did as much to get his team where they are. Lebron also had quite a few "DNP - rest" games. Hard to give the regular season MVP to a guy who basically acted like the regular season was irrelevant; a foregone conclusion.

Also, they lost tonight. SAD!

I am fine with Harden winning. Houston's win total before the season was 41.5 to 44 depending on when and where you got it. Houston won 55 games which is an incredible success, driven by Harden.

Your point about Lebron's acting like the regular season was irrelevant is simply nonsense, though. He started/played 74 games and had the highest minutes-per-game in the league at 37.8, and 10th highest total minutes at 2795. Westbrook started/played 81 games and was 8th overall in total minutes at at 2802 (a whole 7 more minutes than LeBron while playing in 7 more games). Westbrook was also 22nd in minutes-per-game at 34.6. I don't actually think any of this is relevant to the MVP discussion.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Flat earth map is wrong
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:12:17 PM »
I think Flat earth map isn't wrong

Hi there. It seems that your only goal is to advertise your website where you are trying to sell crap. You haven't contributed anything. I will be removing your posts. You are welcome to remove your store link from your signature and participate in the forum. If you continue to try to just shill your crapware, it will result in a ban.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 01:39:09 AM »
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok

Sweet comeback.
Not sure what else you expect when you un-ironically claim Westbrook is more valuable. He wasn't even the MVP of OKC until this year, but yeah he's totes legit MVP candidate. Legend has it that he's still fighting his own team for rebounds to pad those stats.

He didn't fight his team for those rebounds, his big men boxed people out so he could get them. Other than that your SexWarrior impression needs some work. Westbrook lead the league in scoring, PER and averaged a triple double, with some admittedly padded rebound stats. He is obviously a top three MVP candidate and will probably win it. James Harden was the super productive heart and soul of a D'antoni offense-or-bust system and is another no-brained candidate. You can easily make a Lebron is top 3 candidate, I'm not saying otherwise, but you can easily make a Kawhi argument too. His defense is through the roof and he blossomed in to a dominant offensive player this season too. Its totally reasonable to have LBJ 4th, poor guy. I'm pretty sure the one person who didn't vote for him on the all-NBA team is just hating though.

Addendum: Let's not forget that the Cavs seriously struggled through the middle of the season too. If the Cavs dominated wire to wire we are having a different conversation.
He literally boxed his own team out on occasion to get rebounds. Not enough to make a dent in his awesome overall numbers, but it happened. Again, he wasn't the MVP on his own team until this year. Thinking that he is MVP of the league is just nonsense. I can maybe get behind Harden, and Kawhi is literally my favorite player.

All of that aside, none of them are remotely as valuable to their team and the league as LeBron. It's the same thing MJ went through. It's fun to entertain letting other players with a few better stats categories get it in on it, but if people don't recognize who the most valuable player is, then they aren't watching the games.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 01:00:38 AM »
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok

Sweet comeback.
Not sure what else you expect when you un-ironically claim Westbrook is more valuable. He wasn't even the MVP of OKC until this year, but yeah he's totes legit MVP candidate. Legend has it that he's still fighting his own team for rebounds to pad those stats.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: May 21, 2017, 11:34:06 PM »
for sure I out Westbrook and Harden above him.  Kawhi and Lebron you could go either way this year. Kawhi's defense is better than Lebron's and vice versa on offense. It's not outrageous to have Lebron as number 4 this year.
lolok

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: May 20, 2017, 10:20:52 PM »
Lebron is bitched to reporters that he wasn't in the top 3 for MVP voting and that he wasn't a unanimous pick for the All-NBA first team.  Poor guy.
Eh, good for him. He is the best and most dominant player in the league. Kawahi comes in a Grand Canyon 2nd.

But srsly, he's playing 8D underwater Korean StarCraft and everyone else is playing chutes & ladders with half of the pieces missing.

He's objectively been the MVP for the last decade.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: New here
« on: May 20, 2017, 06:16:45 AM »
No matter how many times you may say it, you can not change the simple fact that the earth is not some flat disc but it is an "oblate spheroid" or the globe.
Do you have any evidence to support your outlandish claim?

And this been known for quite some time, so it must be assumed that this website is a repository on how things would have to be if the earth was flat.
This is literally a non-sequitur. I am sorry if you don't understand that, but it doesn't change the fact that you are simply wrong about the purpose of this site.

Just ask any one in any Navy if they have ever "restored to view with a telescope a ship which has passed out of view, over and beyond the horizon."
If I ever meet someone from the Navy, I will be sure to ask them. I am not sure how that is remotely relevant, however. Do people in the navy regularly use telescopes?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: May 20, 2017, 04:51:43 AM »
It has been an exciting NBA season. I can hardly wait until the playoffs start.

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Technology & Information / Re: I Bought a Sony Xperia X
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:32:30 PM »
So I am using my Xperia X as my daily driver now. Have been for about a week. After last year's saga of trying both an HTC 10 and an iPhone 7, I ended up back on my iPhone 6. My iPhone 6's Lightning port began to fail over the last couple months to where I had to fiddle with the adapter to get it to a spot to where it would charge (and would stop charging if moved even slightly). It also can no longer make a data connection, so I can't transfer pictures or do local backups.

I've got Android 7.1.2 from Sony's Concept program running nicely (with the UK version so the fingerprint scanner works properly). However, when I initially unlocked my phone back when I got it, I was unaware about the DRM key situation I described in the previous post. Long story short is that the camera on my Xperia is borked. There is a workaround which involves going back to a custom ROM, which I will eventually do so I can regain full functionality.

Unfortunately, the Concept program for the Xperia X has now ended, so 7.1.2 will be the last release this phone gets. Hopefully SailfishOS is released soon, so I can actually use this phone the way I envisioned when I bought it. It was slated for late Q2, so there is still some time to meet that deadline, although I won't be surprised if it is delayed.
curious question but I had the same problem.

Have you tried clearing out dust and lint?
I used a sewing needle on my HTC's usb and 3.5mm jack ports and now they both work like a charm.

Yes, multiple times. Tried different cables as well. The cable no longer seats securely in the Lightning port, so there isn't much to be done. I could get it to make proper contact with the charging pins, but not for the data pins. It is fine, I was looking for a reason to force myself off of the iPhone anyway. Have been for over six months now.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: New here
« on: May 19, 2017, 08:02:10 PM »
This website is for how things would have to be if the earth was flat.

No, it isn't. No matter how many times you repeat this, it doesn't change the literal, actual fact that this site is not for that.

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Technology & Information / Re: I Bought a Sony Xperia X
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:17:28 PM »
So I am using my Xperia X as my daily driver now. Have been for about a week. After last year's saga of trying both an HTC 10 and an iPhone 7, I ended up back on my iPhone 6. My iPhone 6's Lightning port began to fail over the last couple months to where I had to fiddle with the adapter to get it to a spot to where it would charge (and would stop charging if moved even slightly). It also can no longer make a data connection, so I can't transfer pictures or do local backups.

I've got Android 7.1.2 from Sony's Concept program running nicely (with the UK version so the fingerprint scanner works properly). However, when I initially unlocked my phone back when I got it, I was unaware about the DRM key situation I described in the previous post. Long story short is that the camera on my Xperia is borked. There is a workaround which involves going back to a custom ROM, which I will eventually do so I can regain full functionality.

Unfortunately, the Concept program for the Xperia X has now ended, so 7.1.2 will be the last release this phone gets. Hopefully SailfishOS is released soon, so I can actually use this phone the way I envisioned when I bought it. It was slated for late Q2, so there is still some time to meet that deadline, although I won't be surprised if it is delayed.

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Headlines 05-19-2017 = Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken ....
OOppppss !!!! ... someone needs to inform the Russians that Satellites are nothing more than a NASA Media Hoax ..... right ??

I am really trying to be patient here. Please refrain from off-topic posting. It derails the thread. Normally, you would get a 3-day ban as you have already been warned twice. I will give you one more opportunity to refrain from low-content and/or off-topic posts.

I believe no solid answers from the FES derails the thread .... we're really trying to be patient here

Alright, have a few days off to review the rules.

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Headlines 05-19-2017 = Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken ....
OOppppss !!!! ... someone needs to inform the Russians that Satellites are nothing more than a NASA Media Hoax ..... right ??

I am really trying to be patient here. Please refrain from off-topic posting. It derails the thread. Normally, you would get a 3-day ban as you have already been warned twice. I will give you one more opportunity to refrain from low-content and/or off-topic posts.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Ironic
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:27:15 PM »

It's ironic to me that anyone would try to cover up a flat earth.   If the earth was flat, under a dome, with the sun, moon and all the stars under that as well, it would be infinitely more interesting than the accepted reality.  Scientists would be flocking to study the dome, find out what it's made of, find out what's beyond the ice wall, try to reach the moon etc.   Scientists have died in the cause of learning for centuries.  People were killed for cutting up bodies and IIRC also killed for suggesting the earth was round.  Madame Curie died from radiation.

You don't know what the word ironic means, do you? You sure seem to know what a non-sequitur is, though. Well, maybe you don't, but you sure continue to post them.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: How big is the conspiracy?
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:26:33 PM »
Then why does the horizon look flat at normal cruising altitudes?
Why wouldn't it look flat? I am not the one claiming to perceive curvature on any sort of plane because it is extremely unlikely when you account for the required altitude and the required FOV. People see what they want to see, they take pictures with cameras that have fisheye lenses. This is what results in people claiming they can see the curvature, when in fact they cannot.

I was being quite honest as the FAQ states. "It is widely stated you would need to be at a height of at least 40,000 ft to get even a hint of curvature if earth were round. Commercial aircraft are not allowed to fly this high. They are only allowed to fly just under this altitude. "   That is either dishonest or ignorant?  It can only be one of those.  Which is it?

Ignoring your improper use of the quote function (hint: you can preview your post before posting, this will help ensure it looks appropriate), I am not sure what you are claiming here. You're initial claim was:

Also, the FAQ says planes are not allowed to fly over 40,000 ft.  Pure bunk.  A Cessna Citation X flys at 51,000 and the same for a Gulfstream g650.  The concord flew at 60,000 and passengers reported seeing the curvature.
I pointed out that your claim regarding the FAQ was false. I also directly quoted the FAQ for you. So yes, you were either being ignorant or dishonest, but I am not sure why you are asking me which one you were.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: How big is the conspiracy?
« on: May 18, 2017, 06:30:08 PM »
First off, I presented facts about airliners and private jets that you conveniently ignored. 
Given that private jets are irrelevant to your claim about the FAQ, there wasn't anything to discuss beyond your dishonest attempt to claim the FAQ stated something that it clearly does not.

This is on topic because the size of the crowd keeping the secret would be huge and getting bigger every day.  Everyone that ever flew from Sydney to South Africa would know if they own a watch or looked out the window.
Cool, where is the evidence? Also, the fuselage is curved and the windows have some curvature. Keep that in mind when you decide to start providing evidence for your claims (assuming you actually attempt to).

Second, it is a widely accepted fact that people flying Concord saw the curvature. 
Fantastic. Then you should have no problems finding evidence to support this claim.

A simple google search would let you know that. 
You want me to do your homework for you? Not how it works, friend. You made the claim, it is on you to support it.

Are we to assume every passenger of Concorde is part of the coverup? 
You can assume whatever you would like, but I am not sure how this strawman is relevant to the discussion.

https://www.google.com/search?q=view+from+concorde+window&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiBn9Cbg_rTAhUC1mMKHbhjBCkQ_AUIBigB&biw=1920&bih=950
I suggest you see the point above regarding the fuselage and windows. Do you know what conditions are required to be able to perceive curvature assuming the accepted RE model? It sure seems that you do not. But hey, Googling some pictures is a lot easier than doing actual research. I know how lazy you RE logicians tend to be, so I understand why you put in such a minimal effort.

Since you are a mod here, will you answer the question of the OP or a modified version of it? 
Why would me being a mod be remotely relevant to answering someone's question?

Your best guess, not an exact number, how big is the number of people hiding the flat earth from all of us?
No idea, as I am not the one claiming anyone is hiding the shape of the earth.

Furthermore, off topic to some extent but why are they hiding it, who stands to gain?
Irrelevant.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: How big is the conspiracy?
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:15:37 AM »
There are thousands of witnesses to the curvature of the earth on the concord and modern small jets.

Citation needed...

Are you really a moderator?  I ask because you seem like more of a troll?
Seeing as how you are the one making unfounded claims and now deflecting, it would seem you are actually the troll.

If you have no evidence to support your claims then just say so and move on. If you aren't going to stay on topic then refrain from posting. If you want to actually discuss the topic, then maybe support your claims.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: How big is the conspiracy?
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:25:32 AM »
There are thousands of witnesses to the curvature of the earth on the concord and modern small jets.

Citation needed...

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