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Witcher

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Netflix will launch a four episode prequel to the Witcher, which will star Michelle Yeo as an Elf. December 25th, 2022.

https://twitter.com/witchernetflix/status/1575902276904189952

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Should be lunch!

OOps I meant fun!

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Netflix season 3 of Witcher: summer 2023

https://twitter.com/witchernetflix/status/1573737532361252865

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CD Projekt Red announces three more Witcher games.

https://twitter.com/CDPROJEKTRED/status/1577317901903843334

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Google Pixel 7 specs leaked.

[looks at Pixel 4a] *sigh*

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/major-google-pixel-7-camera-upgrades-just-got-tipped

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EU says everyone has to adopt USB-C. Suck it, Apple.

https://techxplore.com/news/2022-10-eu-lawmakers-impose-charger-smartphones.html

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Could you imagine if Apple just said, FU to the EU? No more new iPhones/iPads for you.

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I read the article and I guess I was a little surprised that wired data transfer speeds were really an issue.

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Fuck the EU though. It is just naked protectionism disguised as some kind altruistic do-gooding.

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Is it really? The facts cited in the article seem to argue otherwise.

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I think they'll survive.

and we can all enjoy Progress by Consortium

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I've got the Pixel 3 and have been waiting for the 7 so that I can start getting updates again. I don't care about a nicer camera and want a smaller device but I'll probably just end up getting the 7. I don't like the larger size. I would consider the 6A (No 2 has one) but I do like the wireless charging that the Pixel 3 has so I'll probably just end up getting a 7.

The best phone I never had was the Nexus 5. That was a great phone.

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I just saw yesterday that the 6a was on sale for $350 (Amazon, and a few other places). I'm glad to see they're dropping in price already.

That said, I'm perfectly content to hold onto my 3a until it dies.

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End of July Google offered a $300 trade-in value for his 3a. So I bought the 6a for 450 and got 300 back after I sent his 3a in so the 6a costed me only 150. It seems like a fine phone. One thing we noticed driving cross country was that there were places in the middle of the country where I got some LTE but he didn't switch from 5G to LTE. Not sure why. Probably something I'll have to look at.

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I've got the pixel 6

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I've got a Pixel 4a right now, but I'm scheduled to get a Pixel 6a in February as a Google Fi customer. I've been paying $15/month for the last 19 months, so I'll have paid $360 for the Pixel 6a when I do get it. Part of that monthly charge is also a protection plan for my current phone.

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I have seen that that is deeply discounted right now. I have heard there are some issues with it, like the fingerprint unlock is very unreliable. I was hoping some of those issues would be resolved in the 7.

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I have the 6 Pro (got it in February after waiting an eternity for units to be available). Never had the REALLY bad fingerprint reader experience people claimed (my Samsung was worse) but a recent update seemed to help. Clearing the screen smudges makes a huge difference.

My biggest issue is a recent dip in battery life that I can't diagnose (which is apparently being addressed in a update). Camera may be best in class, though.

Hard to say if the 7 is a big upgrade since the biggest change is at the chip level. Some think Google made an unforced error in deprecating the 6 too soon. Others think they're managing expectations for the 7. Hard to know because Google does weird things.

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I got mine for $850 plus tax in July. I might upgrade to the 7 but will probably wait until the 8 is released

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One big reason I want to switch from the 3 is that I'm no longer getting security updates. So I guess I need to decide do I go with the 7, or just stick with the 3. Or if the reviews for the 7 aren't great then maybe I buy a cheap 6 and wait for the 8.

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RIP Loretta Lynn

https://twitter.com/AP/status/1577304618673086465

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Oct 4, 2022·edited Oct 4, 2022

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on the one hand, it was a good long life; on the other, damn.

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Lux + Humble

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Luxury = a degree from The University of California

Humble = being a fan of The University of California football and mens basketball

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Fact

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Genius

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Oh, that is mean!

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What's for breakfast?

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A big bowl of homemade dal and jeera rice.

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It's apple season, so honeycrisp (best apple, no question) slices with peanut butter

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Ambrosia > Honeycrisp.

I like Cosmic Crisp too but sometimes they are bitter.

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Agree that honeycrisps are the best. Though I discovered Sugar Bees end of last year. Crispy and taste a lot like honeycrisps. Turns out they're a honeycrisp crossed with another apple.

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Cosmic Crisp is good too, but agree w you guys - honeycrisp is king

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Three lines of coke, a few shots of whiskey and a can of SpaghettiOs.

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Breakfast…of…Champions

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So old school.

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I had a sausage mcmuffin w/egg and a hash brown at BWI at some ungodly hour this morning.

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Hopefully your flight wasn't delayed by our endless deluge of rain

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It really was dumping around 6AM after threatening a deluge all weekend. But no, we took off on time, landed 45 minutes early, I had an empty seat next to me, we parked at the first gate at T3 -- it was a blessed flight.

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Ungodly hour is in the alarm clock of the sleepy.

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where's the unlike icon ;-)

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caprese omlette. is that a real thing?

eggs, fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes.

i put it in a whole wheat wrap for my daughter for lunch too

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I’m a fan of all things caprese - just a delightful combination

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Sausage and egg breakfast sandwich, which I didn't microwave long enough.

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Man, so fancy for y'all. If it's cool, 3 black coffees, no sugar or milk, two very small chocolates, one small bowl of oatmeal.

Oh well.

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What is for breakfast: Me making three lunches for my daughters because it is bean burrito day and that is the one school lunch thing they won’t eat. Ah well!

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There were some apple cider donuts from Costco that had been around for a few days...somebody had to eat them.

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Apple cider donuts are a precious commodity in this house at this time of year

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Got some last weekend at Red Apple House(?) near Arnold. Yum!

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With the weather we've been having it also feels like hard apple cider time too.

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4 poached eggs, coffee. Not that anyone asked, but poaching 4 eggs is easy-peasy when you have an Instant Pot.

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How do you do it? One cup water, 1 minute time?

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Oct 4, 2022·edited Oct 4, 2022

I'll hit the highlights and allow the reader to fill in the gaps -

WATER: One (1) cup

EQUIPMENT: Use a rack to provide spacing from the bottom of the liner and place on the rack silicone egg mold or cups (available at https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Egg-Bites-Molds-Accessories/dp/B077QP8WP2/ref=asc_df_B077QP8WP2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198087151093&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7579116594702343977&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032063&hvtargid=pla-393209250898&psc=1) EDIT: I spray my egg mold or cups with canola oil (PAM cooking spray or equivalent).

TIME: Depending on egg size, 5 to 6 minutes (medium or large eggs 5 minutes; extra large or jumbo eggs 6 minutes). The Egg setting on the Instant Pot is pre-set for 5 minutes; it can be adjusted for 6 minutes if desired.

PLATING: I quickly lift the egg mold out and place it on the counter next to the Instant Pot; it is rather hot. Take a plate or a platter, turn it upside down and place over the egg mold where the poached eggs are. Grasp the edge of the egg mold with your fingertips while clamping down the plate/platter with your thumbs and flip it over. You will probably have to gently squeeze the flipped up underside of the mold to release the eggs.

Sprinkle with kosher salt after plating (we use our Fiestaware medium platters - https://fiestafactorydirect.com/collections/platters/products/medium-oval-platter-457)

The yolk should still be runny while the egg white has firmed up.

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plain yogurt with some granola and blueberries.

BTW, I love Bojangles. I wish they had them in the west coast. Had it once or twice the last time I was in Nashville.

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Bojangles is comparable to Popeye’s IMO. That’s the highest praise.

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Honestly, I haven't found anything special about Popeye's. I like Chick Fil-a chicken better than Popeyes. The one time I tried Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich it was terrible (went to the one in Fruitvale Station) and No 3 said the one in Vallejo is much better, so I'll try that again before I decide. But their regular friend chicken is nothing special.

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2 eggs, scrambled, toast, orange juice and coffee.

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Trump sues CNN for $475m for defamation. Hahahahaha! Good luck with that. CNN should let this go to court and force Trump's lawyers try to build this case.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-sues-cnn-for-defamation/

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[said to Trump and his legal team]: Discovery? You sure you want discovery?

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Republicans have 76% higher death rates from Covid than Democrats. You knew that, but here's the science.

https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w30512/w30512.pdf

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We all knew that and I wonder how that might impact elections.

Between Covid, opioid deaths and incarceration, poor healthcare, and suicide/death of despair it seems like the GQP base is dying at a higher rate than the Democratic base

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If Idiocracy taught me anything, the GQP base is reproducing at a far higher rate. They can easily replenish the losses.

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This is sad and probably true.

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Oh for sure. I mean they get married like 10 years younger. I’m used to seeing bachelor/bachelorette parties of like 30 year olds here in SF, but when I visited my brother in NW Arkansas we ran across a few at the bars and they looked just barely 21 (if that). Different world!

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What? I was with the same woman from when I was 21!

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Daily Beast reports that allegedly pro-life Herschel Walker paid for an abortion by his girlfriend in 2009. Walker says its a lie and threatens to sue. Daily Beast says that they literally have the word of the woman who had the abortion and the literal receipts so he should feel free to sue.

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/04/1126692026/herschel-walker-rejects-abortion-report-georgia-republican

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I heard this morning on NPR that his son had criticized him on twitter. Seeing the tweets now, I think they understated just a bit...

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I think on Reddit I saw a screen shot of this post and then someone replied "Wait until after the election" or something like that.

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Two things:

1. He needs to see a therapist and get help.

2. He isn’t wrong.

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I would say this is curtains for the Walker campaign, but then again Trump still managed to win despite his many scandals.

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Eh, without that moron FBI leader at the tame three weeks before the vote, She would have one.

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Probably. And Hillary was a more unpopular figure than Raphael Warnock is. And Trump did not win the popular vote, more like he snuck in on a quirk of the Electoral College. But just saying, you never know.

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And Warnock is a man, so he has that going for him and Hillary is a woman so she had that going against her.

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True, that. I'd make an observation about Warnock's skin color, but it probably has no real bearing in the race. People who were turned off by his skin color weren't going to vote for him anyway.

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The Onion has filed an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court for free speech via parody. The filing itself is gold.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/03/politics/the-onion-novak-supreme-court/index.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23117545-the-onion-amicus-brief

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The first page had my attention at "Kevin Riley"

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Oct 4, 2022·edited Oct 4, 2022

Pedantry without being pedantic. [chef's kiss]

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The Onion, truly one of our national treasures

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Oct 4, 2022·edited Oct 4, 2022

Elon musk signals he will buy Twitter at $54 per share or $44 billion. Morgan Stanley will provide the lion's share of the financing. Probably the onus for debt service will be put on the company while Musk owns the equity. May have to switch to a subscription model. Anyway it will be privately held until it either merges with another entity or goes public again. MS real interest in the deal will be securing a place as the lead book runner for the SpaceX IPO in the future. Trump may get his Twitter voice back scuttling the need for the challenged Truth Social.

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Term sheet might be signed by Friday.

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Election officials confront a new problem: Whether they can trust their own poll workers

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/04/poll-workers-sow-doubt-midterms-00060103

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Yom Tov

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Elsewhere in college

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McIntosh: “We can’t pay you $16.5 million. You have to live with $11 million.”

Chryst: “ok”

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How will he and his family survive?

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Cal Poly will get a new football facility thanks to John Madden's estate.

https://twitter.com/FOS/status/1577289100649955329

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I wonder if it will be close to Spanos Stadium. There is some open space near the stadium. Not sure how controversial it would be to build there or even if that's the intended spot.

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My dream is to retire on the coast near SLO

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OC Mike Sanford named interim HC at Colorado. Both Cal and CU have a bye week.

https://www.greeleytribune.com/2022/10/03/mike-sanford-eager-to-lead-colorado-football-program/

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Oct 4, 2022·edited Oct 4, 2022

Scary game.

Not sure why folks think we’re just going to go into Folsom Field, at Boulder altitude, and steamroll this team (tho early Tedford teams would do just that…Wilcox, not so much). Colorado has played a challenging schedule, and this could be their one chance at a win, like U of A last year…

Now you’ve got an interim HC who knows offense, with a young QB in McCown that has shown flashes, off a BYE. Add in Wilcox’s inability to field a functional offense, along with his road W/L record…this game has the makings of an absolute dogfight.

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This Colorado team is one of the worst teams in recent Pac-10/12 history, and that's saying something. A loss to them would necessitate an immediate scorched earth response: fire Musgrave, fire Wilcox, fire Knowlton. And fire Mark Fox just to be safe.

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Oct 4, 2022·edited Oct 4, 2022

Well. last years Arizona team was awful - probably worse than this Buffs team, which has played a nightmare schedule, and we lost to them, so there’s that…U of A was historically dreadful and we made their season, unfortunately. ;-)

Should’ve won that game, even with the COVID BS…bitter still.

I think you’d actually find plenty of support for the scorched earth response, even WITH a win in Boulder!

;-)

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I think we will win but it will be close.

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Oh we will win and we will blow them out 20-13.

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Close!?!?!?! That ain't right AT ALL. We need to crush them by at least 21. Minimum.

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Oct 4, 2022·edited Oct 4, 2022

I tend to agree, as the alternative is just too painful. That said, the level of confidence by many on this board for a coach that is, what, 2-16 (??) outside of the state of CA seems misguided....

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A loss would lead to an existential crisis for Cal fans as it would mean we dropped 2 games to the last placed team in sequential years. NO EXIT by J.P. Sarte

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Well, it would definitely lead to a crisis for those that think Wilcox is the answer.

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Things are not good at SMU

https://twitter.com/JoeJHoyt/status/1577012423210323968

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I never burned my redshirt in case you guys are wondering 😀

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I don't like the transfer portal

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I saw that story. Dykes kind of left them holding the bag. I wonder where he is off to next?

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Seems like Dykes might be off to the Big12 title game.

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Maybe.

It appears he has learned from his past sins of omission, e.g. not having a real defensive coordinator on staff.

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It looks that way so far, though we also saw Sonny teams get off to hot starts and then fade down the stretch, so let's see what happens.

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And his offense is much more balanced.

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Pro

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He did it! A new homerun record. No, not that guy. It's Munetaka Murakami breaking Sadaharu Oh single-season home run record.

https://twitter.com/lovelovemarines/status/1576902530524938241

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I remember hearing stories as non-Japanese players approached the record, they wouldn't get a ball to hit or get intentionally walked.

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People say that, but is such a nasty slant. No pitcher wants to be in the record books for that kind of thing, no matter the race of the batter. Who is pitching to Judge right now?

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Texas has been pitching to him the last couple games. 0-3 today.

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I saw his 2nd AB. Looks like he's cheating FB and looking to pull the ball. The 2nd pitch was a hanging slider that he swung like it was a FB. Wonder if the pressure is getting to him a bit. Today and tomorrow are his last chances.

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Outwardly he seems loose and relaxed, but I have to guess he's feeling pressed. He's been getting lots of love from crowds on the road.

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I think that happened before in the 80s with Randy Bass (54) and in 2000s with Alex Cabrera (55) and Tuffy Rhodes (55). Bass was before my time but I remember when Cabrera and Rhodes were both going for 55, and there were a lot of walks late in the season. No manager instructed their pitchers to walk them, but the pitchers kinda got the message, but they still allowed them to hit 55 at least.

Balentin hit 60 homeruns in 2010s, so they did let face him outright.

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mlb channel just recognized him.

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Actually the record is 60 home runs by Wladimir Balentien a few years ago, also a Yakult Swallow.

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The 49ers take advantage of the Rams' weak O-line and lack of WR depth, win 24-9. Speed was also a factor as the Defense was rugged, Deebo evaded the entire Rams team, Jeff Wilson hit a seam at a billion mph, and Hufanga timed a sweet pick-six.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/recap?gameId=401437761

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Felt like watching a repeat of the Cal game.

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Wouldn’t do that if I were a player—seems like a great way to get hit with a frivolous lawsuit.

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I gotta question the dude's decision to do a gender reveal on the 50-yard line of a Monday Night Football game...

Apparently it's a girl ;-) ;-)

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Really a good thing SF retained Jimmy G.

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Yeah, not so much because Garoppolo is so amazing - but that so great players on the forward and defense that makes them "solid" if Garoppolo is decent in that game.

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The defense is excellent and there is enough talent at the skill positions that the offense should at least be average to above-average if Jimmy can play decently. That's the formula for winning.

And in fairness, Jimmy G probably "should" have led them to more points in this game. Kittle had a foot on the line on a TD pass and Gould missed a field goal. This game could have been 31-9.

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So Jimmy G is the Trent Dilfer of the 9ers?

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Not sure the Niners' running game is good enough to replicate that 2000 Ravens team. So Jimmy will have to make more throws than Trent did.

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And avoid the mistakes. Dilfer had a better running game (his totals in the 4 playoff games were comical compared to todays pass-happy game), but he took care of the football...1 turnover in 4 playoff games.

When Jimmy is taking care of the football, they can beat anyone, at least in the NFC...look at last week in Denver - they still should've won that game, DESPITE his 3 TO's.

Eventually he's gonna have to make big plays if they're to win the Super Bowl v. an AFC team with a good QB...but they can win in the NFC, provided he doesn't give the ball to the other team.

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This is the kind of game you can win with Jimmy - he plays turnover-free football, with very few penalties. They stayed ahead of the sticks, and out of 3rd and long plays v Aaron Donald, and he was able to avoid the devastating mistakes that he’s known for.

With this D, that formula can work, at least until he faces a Mahomes/Josh Allen/Lamar/Herbert…then he’s gonna have to avoid the mistakes AND make big throws.

But this is the best D in football.

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True, close.

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[The Athletic] Warriors to release Mac McClung.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1577002555652984832

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Interesting. I thought he had the inside track to the last roster spot. I remember his HS video when he torched one of the Louisville HS teams after their coach told him he was going to Georgetown to sit on the bench.

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Can he play defense?

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I don't know. I haven't seen enough of him to say one way or the other. I would think he has the quickness to, but will he work at it?

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He's certainly got some hops...tough roster to crack tho.

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Something tells me he'll land on his feet.

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Next supermodel up.

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Albert Pujols surpasses Babe Ruth for all-time RBI leader despite the former not having the caloric benefit of hot dogs and bourbon/ginger ale.

https://sports.yahoo.com/albert-pujol-passes-babe-ruth-on-all-time-rbi-list-with-home-run-no-703-004855460.html

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But all the benefits of PEDs.

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Tell me if you've heard this story before. A player gets concussed. He has a 2 minute chat with a trainer and then goes back in despite the concussion. He is later removed.

https://twitter.com/ECloskyWTSP/status/1576793929688952833

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Tony LaRussa no longer has the heart to coach baseball, retires.

https://sports.yahoo.com/hall-of-fame-manager-tony-la-russa-chicago-white-sox-st-louis-cardinals-mlb-211245994.html

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It was a dogschitt hire at the time.

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Was a real headslapper

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So they're going to create a winter atmosphere in the desert. What's wrong with real winter?

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Durham Bulls are back-to-back AAA National Champs, beating the Las Vegas Aces 10-6 on the road. AAA does single-game playoffs and only 4 teams go to the playoffs. The Bulls beat Nashville 13-0 in the Division championship before going to Las Vegas.

https://www.milb.com/reno/news/aces-fall-to-bulls-10-6-in-triple-a-national-championship-game

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A's beat the Angels 5-4 in extras.

Ohtani is pitching on Wed. Tickets are pretty cheap. $18 with fees.

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Oh well.

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8 parts boringness + 1 part wildness = still a loss

https://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2022/10/3/23386492/giants-padres-recap-sean-hjelle-joc-pederson

Through seven and a half innings on Monday night, the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres played about the least eventful baseball game you could possibly design. Like, seriously uneventful.

The only note I had of eventfulness was Joey Bart throwing out a runner at third with no outs to help smother a Padresian rally.

Through those seven and a half innings there were just seven hits. They were all singles. There were no runs.

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Tony Gonsolin returns, Dodgers offense quiet again in loss to Rockies

https://www.truebluela.com/2022/10/3/23386490/tony-gonsolin-returns-dodgers-bullpen-good-offense-nap-time

What began as a welcome return for Tony Gonsolin ended up a showcase for a Dodgers bullpen that held the Rockies to just one run in eight innings. But that one run proved enough in Colorado’s 2-1 win over Los Angeles on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

Eight Dodgers relievers were used, and didn’t allow a run until the ninth when Brusdar Graterol allowed hits to the UCLA duo of Sean Bouchard and Michael Toglia, the latter driving in the former with a two-out single in the ninth. In addition to the ninth-inning single, Bouchard doubled twice, giving him four doubles in the last two games.

Those two hits in the ninth made a winner out of another UCLA product, Jake Bird, who pitched two scoreless innings for the Rockies.

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Cal

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Long time Cal professor John Clauser shares the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for quantum mechanics. He lives in Walnut Creek. Twist should be proud.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2022/10/04/nobel-prize-physics/

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Can we hire him to run a quantum offense? We'd be the only FBS team with a Nobel Laureate on staff.

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Quantum throwing mechanics

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I think that's just called play action.

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Schrodinger's handoff.

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Cal football trivia fun fact. Sponsored by Tower Records.

(Today’s trivia was inspired by Saturday’s performance against the Cougs.)

Between 1915 (when Cal made the permanent switch from rugby to football) though 1952 the Golden Bears had twenty-six winning seasons, nine losing seasons and three seasons in which they finished at .500. They also had fifteen seasons in which they won or tied for the conference title, went to the Rose Bowl or finished with only one loss. In the sixty-nine years since, the Bears have had twenty-four winning seasons thirty-six losing seasons and nine seasons in which they finished at .500. They’ve had three seasons in which they won or tied for the conference title (’58, ’75, ’06) and two others in which they finished in the top ten (’91 and ’04). They have had zero seasons with one or no defeats and only the ’91 and ’04 teams managed less than three losses.

Cal trivia fun fact appears on DBD every Tuesday and Thursday during the football season.

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Wait, Cal football can haz excellence?

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I miss Tower Records. But there’s a couple good record shops in Madison so I frequent those now.

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Tower Cafe, at the site of the original Tower drugstore where it all began, has a very nice breakfast/brunch. The store across the street (which wasn't the first) recently got demolished with a new housing development in the works (I think the developer may be a Cal grad).

If you're ever in Tokyo, the Shibuya Tower Records is large and vibrant. Feels like a flagship store in its heydey. There was some sort of girl group concert happening when I went and there's also a poster of Russ Solomon.

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Tower Records? Not my top record show at any time - 3 or 4 I liked better in Berkeley - but not those f-holes at Rasputin Music.

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I lived at Bay and Hyde for 5 years in the late-90's and into the aughts, just up the street from the Tower Records at Columbus/Bay...back in those days, I'd wake up early and go get Ticketmaster tickets from the booth in the center of the shop. Got great seats to a few Bridge School Benefits, including like 3rd row seats the year the Niners beat the Jets in OT on the 96-yarder by Garrison Hearst. I remember watching the end in the club at Shoreline....

Man, good times.

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There is a Towerrecords.com which sells vinyl, CDs, etc. Somebody bought the brand and re-launched it.

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Those facts are kind of disturbing. So it's basically unusual to not have a losing season.

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Since 1952, yes.

Also evidence that the biggest thing holding back the football team is the administration. When the administration is indifferent at best to the fortunes of the football program, you'll get results that are, at best, mediocre.

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The corollary I'm suggesting is that if the administration were more than just pro forma supportive, the football program would have better results.

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Yes, and when we had our most sustained period of winning (Tedford) was at a time when it looked like the administration was actually going to commit to resources (stadium rebuild, new athletic center). Of course, that didn't last. And we also eventually learned that they weren't committing THAT much to supporting the athletes (see the bad APR scores).

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I think that the administration was forced into supporting the stadium rebuild and the new athletic center by Tedford's success from '02 through '08.

Sandy Barbour was hired for the express purpose of getting the stadium renovated. Further, the administration was going to have to make a decision about Cal Memorial eventually because it was so seismically poor and the West Side was just an absolute cluster.

If Tedford hadn't been successful, I'm not sure Cal would have continued to play football games at Cal Memorial. I think it's possible that, like UCLA, football games would have moved off campus and the Oakland Coliseum would have been the most likely venue. Cal Memorial as it was in 2010 was simply unacceptable: it has multiple safety problems and it was unattractive to many users. It needed a huge overhaul, which it received.

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That's precisely what I was hoping would come across with these stats.

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a 3 letter word for 42 across on NYT crossword today

clue = Golden Bears' sch.

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I smiled when I saw that.

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Go Bears!!!

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As we approach midweek it will be interesting to see if there are any personnel moves or will it be crickets?

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Bet on the crickets.<