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Posted by TigerinATL on 8/20 at 4:29 pm
The lottery doesn't need drastic change. Bad teams are always going to exist because sometimes you just have to hit the reset button. What you want to limit is what Golden State did a few years ago to keep their top 7 protected pick. ...

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re: Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/20 at 12:23 pm
[quote]these are all signs of a healthy growing juggernaut no? [/quote] I think it's a bit misleading since so much of Android's growth has come from the 3rd world. I'm not saying you can't sell apps to the 3rd world, but if I were Apple, I'd rather have 60% of the "West" than 80% of the "rest"....

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re: General NBA Links
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/20 at 12:14 pm
I found this explanation of how Philly is planning to manipulate the salary floor pretty interesting. [quote]The one that creates the most conversation is the 76ers because they are roughly $16.777 million under the “floor.” In previous Collective Bargaining Agreements, teams had to really s...

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re: Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/20 at 10:53 am
[quote]How come no one is posting articles like "Google is desperate to increase ad revenue" [/quote] Because Google is firmly in control of it's position as King of the Hill. I think the iPhone 6 is going to be a homerun for Apple and this will be much ado about nothing, but it's pretty undenia...

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re: More praise for AD
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/20 at 8:34 am
[quote]"If you look at the history of guys who've played in this, a lot of them have come away with great confidence and gone on to have better seasons," Williams said. "This is a different atmosphere. Every meeting, every film session is like a playoff situation. Guys grow from that." With Davis...

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re: It's amazing how the narrative is changing
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/20 at 7:37 am
Gordon needs to grow an "If you don't make the call I'm going to prison rape you" beard....

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re: It's amazing how the narrative is changing
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 9:43 pm
Speaking of narratives [quote]James Harden's the best basketball player alive, according to James Harden ...When ESPN.com's Scoop Jackson asked the Team USA member to name his pick for the best basketball player alive right now, the hirstute Houston Rockets guard didn't hesitate to point that ...

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re: Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 9:34 pm
[quote]As far as I can tell, the article didn't mention anything that hasn't been the case for the past three years. [/quote] 3 years ago the iPad was in a growing market and the Apple TV still had some promise. The tablet market appears to have matured much faster than anyone anticipated, and t...

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re: Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 4:37 pm
[quote]But they aren't desperate[/quote] I think some of you are taking desperate as a reflection on Apple's current condition, like before Jobs came back and the MSFT infusion of cash, Apple was desperate. But this is a different kind of desperate. If a multi-millionaire playing poker goes all...

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It's amazing how the narrative is changing
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 4:30 pm
Now that it's obvious how great Anthony Davis is now, rather than how great he might become, the talk is no longer of losing trades, but of how good these young veterans can be next to Davis. [quote]This season, if they can stay healthy the Pelicans are a playoff team in the West. Which is why...

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re: Jrue is back practicing....
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 1:53 pm
This info came from Demps being on the Black and Blue Report today. http://www.nba.com/pelicans/news/black-and-blue-report-august-19-2014 Demps starts around the 9 minute mark. Nakia Hogan of the TP tweeted the highlights. [quote] nakia hogan @nakiahogan · 49m Pelicans GM Dell Demps said...

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re: How do you explain the origin of the various human races scientifically?
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 11:41 am
[quote]I just find is interesting that on the one hand some say the differences are mutations and on the other they are niches. [/quote] The 2 go hand in hand. What's the point of fish breathing air and becoming amphibians without environmental niches above water for them to fit into? If there ...

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re: How do you explain the origin of the various human races scientifically?
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 11:31 am
[quote]According to evolutionary theory should one or the other have a competitive advantage and win out? [/quote] And where are these different races of men competing with each other for dominance of local resources if the conditions that lead to their divergence was isolation from each other? ...

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re: Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 11:25 am
[quote]Ludicrous. [/quote] I think it's more ridiculous than ludicrous, but ludicrous will work. I'm not an android fanboy, I'm platform agnostic and I own an iPhone, but it's silly to think that any company isn't desperate for their flagship product to be a hit, especially as the markets for th...

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re: How do you explain the origin of the various human races scientifically?
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 11:18 am
Gotta love evolution debates, people bringing crayons to a gun fight. The first mistake you've made is a very common one no both sides thinking there is such a thing as a superior species. People take the Survival of the Fittest phrase and run wild with it. Evolution IS NOT Linear Biological Advan...

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re: Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 11:09 am
[quote]Ridiculous to say they are "desperate". [/quote] Ridiculous to say they aren't desperate for every new iPhone model to be a hit. iPods are a dying market, iPad growth is slowing, the desktop is dying, how is Apple not desperate for the iPhone to be a hit? Just because it's got a gazillio...

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re: Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 10:37 am
[quote]and android as a platform has gobbled up over 84% of the total world market taking almost 100% of that from iOS along the way. [/quote] A market with a 1.5-4 year upgrade cycle is fickle. Apple has fallen behind in screen size, they are desperate for the 6 to be a hit, but it will be a hi...

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re: Bleacher Report ranks NBA in terms of young talent
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 10:28 am
[quote] he is a fool if he thinks Ryno starts over Asik. [/quote] That's par for the course with a national level writer. The article linked to was guessing at all 30 starting lineups, I'm sure he made plenty of wrong guesses. "current journalistic standards" doesn't mean good, it just means yo...

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re: Bleacher Report ranks NBA in terms of young talent
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/19 at 9:54 am
Turner Sports bought them out about 2 years ago. They are no longer a cesspool of forum posters writing click bait. It used to be you'd get 1 decent article for 9 terrible ones, but it's been a while since I saw a Bleacher Report article that wasn't average for current journalistic standards....

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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 10:42 pm
I don't want AD to become a perimeter player either. One of his most impressive natural skills is the ability to finish at the basket and draw the foul, give me a 3 point play with the opposing big picking up a foul before giving me a 3 pointer. That being said, AD is a unique talent like LeBron a...

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re: Government wants to require all new cars "talk" to each other
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 4:17 pm
[quote]I thought that all this was intended for was alerting the driver.[/quote] I was assuming that if we're going this direction it would get added to automated systems. Messing with the signal would probably be criminalized enough that everything would be fine unless it was an actual terroris...

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re: Government wants to require all new cars "talk" to each other
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 3:57 pm
[quote]encrypted or not, it seems like it would be relatively easy for someone with the right skills to broadcast erroneous data. You could make every car within 300 yards think it's about to wreck.[/quote] If you can't get around this then just alert the driver like the newer side view mirrors...

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re: Government wants to require all new cars "talk" to each other
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 3:45 pm
[quote]Which will then be multiplied by a factor of at least five before it hits the consumer level. All this new technology is great, until the majority of the population can no longer afford vehicles. [/quote] If this is as effective as they're claiming, that $1000 retail should be easily made ...

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re: Government wants to require all new cars "talk" to each other
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 3:05 pm
[quote]If it is radio transmitted, there won't be much to stop anyone from intercepting this data or manipulating the data.[/quote] What would be the point of that though? I suppose terrorists could send out false data to try and create wrecks but that seems like a bit of a stretch. [quote]...

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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 3:00 pm
[quote]1) He does need to be taking 3's for us [/quote] I generally agree with this principle, but I could see it being useful if you have a lineup involving Tyreke and Asik on the floor at the same time. Asik is good at setting picks so that could be a workable offense if AD helps space the flo...

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AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 2:54 pm
[quote][b] Welcome To Loud City @WTLC · 33m[/b] Anthony Davis has a SERIOUS three point stroke. Haven't kept tabs but he's shooting on par with all of Team USA's guards. Around 20 attempts [b] Rohan @Rohan_Cruyff · 26m[/b] *all* of them? RT @WTLC: Anthony Davis has a SERIOUS three point...

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re: Any Kind bar fans?
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 2:41 pm
If you're ok with the variety, Sam's sells an 18 pack for $18.98, just over $1 each. [link=(http://www.samsclub.com/sams/kind-cass-dccp-18ct/prod13260078.ip?navAction=)]LINK[/link] The current variety is Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan and Caramel Almond & Sea Salt. [img]http://scene7.samsclub.com...

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re: SVP show talking AD
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 1:32 pm
Can't MVP? Is that market talk or team build talk? They are dead wrong if it's market talk 2013-14 Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 2009-10 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 2008-09 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 2003-04 Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 2002-03 Tim Dunca...

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Government wants to require all new cars "talk" to each other
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 1:28 pm
[quote]A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent 592,000 left-turn and intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting rules to require the technology in new vehicles...

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re: Anthony Davis was the best player on the court tonight
Posted by TigerinATL on 8/18 at 12:34 pm
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