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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by flipper on May 06, 2019, 01:35:38 PM »
Or they can get the Lakers to buy up all the maximum contracts and pay the luxury tax like Lacob has been doing.  Clippers put up a great showing against the Warriors in the playoffs and probably have half the salary since they got rid of all their big money contract guys.
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Science & Technology / Re: Endless Complaining
« Last post by random axe on May 06, 2019, 11:05:29 AM »
I rarely rarely rarely use the Chromebook.  I dunno.  It's not growing on me.

It's really not a PC.  It's really a phone that doesn't make phone calls, but with a keyboard and touchpad and big screen that's not a touchscreen.  Can't emphasize that enough.

I'd say that if you get one, get one with a touchscreen.  They tend to be super sad when it comes to having USB ports and so on.  I may still see if ours will work with a USB mouse.  Our Lenovo has a so-so keyboard (you wouldn't want to type several pages at a time) and an irritating-as-fuck no-button touchpad.  The touchpad kinda sorta not-really works like a phone's touchscreen, but it's really not the same.

Beyond that, it's just not fast.  Using Chrome on it is slower than using the Chrome app on my phone.  In theory, we could run the Chrome app on the Chomebook instead of using Chrome for Chromebooks (Chrome), but I haven't tried it yet.  And the Chrome OS is nothing impressive.

So I dunno.  On the other hand, while the Chromebook cost four times as much as my $40 phone, it's cheaper than most people's phones.  And I could theoretically get my phone to print stuff using our wireless HP printer, but I wouldn't want to try setting it up to do that, and it's not too bad to print from the Chromebook . . . except you gotta print using the browser, basically, which is like using a spittoon to eat cereal.  :shrug:
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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by random axe on May 03, 2019, 02:49:59 PM »
I honestly have NO idea if Lue is a terrible coach or a decent one -- he's just sort of the coach that King James puts up with, yeah.  :shrug:

I don't know.  The whole thing is idiotic.  James has been through the Assembling A Superteam thing before.  Most of his money isn't made from his NBA salary but from endorsements.  The thing that slows superteams from forming is mostly the salary cap, so if you REALLY WANT CHAMPIONSHIPS you take a huge pay cut for a few years and get a couple of other superstars to do the same.  It's not a hardship to get ten million bucks a year for 2-3 years so you can collect a ring.  James is making like $36 million this year to miss the playoffs.  Hurrah.

BUT whatever.  Management and half the fans of my team want to trade our young, popular, promising players for Anthony Davis in the hopes that we can win another championship Real Soon.  I honestly don't get it.  This isn't the Hunger Games.  You don't GET anything just because they win.  If they traded the entire team roster for Golden State's entire roster, we'd win more games.  Would it still be the Celtics?  Why not save time and just root for the team most likely to win the championship?

I don't understand sports fans.  Or maybe I do.  Maybe they just root for the uniforms.
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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 03, 2019, 12:15:21 PM »
So scrolling back a bit, it looks like LeBron didn't get Walton fired directly, but Walton got fired. hMM

Annnnd it looks like the Lakers are going to hire Tyronn Lue, who seems to be best known as LeBron tolerant.
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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by flipper on May 02, 2019, 12:24:58 PM »
With Durant I'd be OK with him staying or moving on.  I really hope we bring Boogie back though.  I love watching him play and think he's a great fit with Steph, Klay, Dray, and Iggy.
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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by random axe on May 02, 2019, 09:53:44 AM »
It's nothing new, but there are a bunch of transcendant players in the league right now who . . . I'd really prefer not to have on my team.  Even if it means winning fewer games.

LeBron, definitely.
Harden, maybe.
Westbrook, definitely.
Durant, most likely.
Kawhi, probably.
Kyrie Irving, probably, which is unfortunate because he is on my team.

There are some others, but I have a bad cold and all the cold medicines right now.  But these guys, man.  Too crazy, too distorting.  Not what I'm looking for, as a fan.
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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 01, 2019, 11:10:43 PM »
So scrolling back a bit, it looks like LeBron didn't get Walton fired directly, but Walton got fired. hMM
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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by flipper on April 26, 2019, 02:05:50 PM »
Yep.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by random axe on April 26, 2019, 10:02:59 AM »
Book show [ sigh ] is Sunday.

NWS is predicting F$CKING SNOW for Saturday night / Sunday morning.

Well, it's April 28th.  It's gonna be in the 50s by mid-afternoon Sunday.  How much snow could we even be talking about?

Quote from: NWS
New snow accumulation of around 5 inches.

:nonplused:
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Health & Sports / Re: NBA
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 25, 2019, 10:00:33 PM »
OH shit people. John Havlicek was ... 79? WHAT THE HELL. HOW THE HELL OLD IS BILL RUSSELL? 85? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK AAAAAAAAAA
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