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[*disables social networking accounts*] [*social isolation increases*] Wait, why does this ALSO feel bad?
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emdeesee
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Well, when you put it that way...
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rraszews
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It's so sad that we can choose our friends from the entire world based on commonalities of interests and values, rather than the old fashioned way of choosing them based on accident of geography.
MaryEllenCG
1 day ago
But sometimes it's good, because what if you live in a super-rural area, and there aren't really any people who share your interests?
MaryEllenCG
1 day ago
Or, on review, you were being ironic, and I misread. Oops!
Covarr
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You may lose the sea of toxicity, but you also lose cat videos. Is that really a trade-off you want to make?
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olliejones
1 day ago
Did it. Never felt better. But, I have a silly meatspace cat in my house.
Lythimus
1 day ago
@olliejones, jokes on you, you're participating in a social network.
courtwatson
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Yup. 2017...
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[*disables social networking accounts*] [*social isolation increases*] Wait, why does this ALSO feel bad?

Rodeo Road Trip Random Post

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Time for a new edition of this blog, in this ocasion to share a few things that happened to me or that I saw during our annual Rodeo Road Trip in February (except the first one that happened in Mid-January but I forgot to include in my previous post).

I hope you guys enjoy it and please, if you have time, comment so I know what you guys think.

1 – Neil deGrasse Tyson in Austin

I could have mentioned this in my previous post but I forgot to add it. This happened on January 18th at the Long Center in Austin. With Many, my wife, we drove 85 miles to the capital of the state to see this great man give an educational, nurturing and entertaining talk. Always a pleasure to listen to him. His show Cosmos: A Spacetime Oddysey was outstanding and his podcast Startalk is great, too.

After the show, we got the chance to be fans for a little bit, shake his hand and thank him for his work. One of my favorite guys ever! Follow him on Twitter @neiltyson, as of the day of this post, more than 6.7 million followers!

2 – Memphis Storm

I posted this picture on social media at the beginning of the trip, but I do again now because I just loved it. The morning after the game I went to the river for a walk and started to see the storm approaching with lots of thunder, so I grabbed my phone, waited for the right moment and boom! Caught it! The river, the bridge, the tree and the Memphis Pyramid in the back. Great picture.

Two minutes later, it started to rain, so very satisfied with the shot I walked back to the hotel and got ready to head to Philadelphia.

 3 – Non-Recyclable

 

This was sent to me by a friend two weeks ago and was taken in downtown Buenos Aires. I think my friend was a little bit offended by it but I thought it was hilarious. I guess that’s what happens with Life-Size posters when the player announces retirement.

SIDE NOTE: Dear MJ (he’s a big fan of this blog),

You are still in the exact same wall in my parents’ home in Bahia Blanca. Maybe a bit dusty at this point but still rocking those tiny shorts, white Bulls jersey and Air Jordans 1 like in 1988.

A few potential reasons for “my disposal”.

  • Heck! The old man retired from the National Team, let’s get rid of this one a get a Laprovittola one, besides, it takes less space…
  • Mom finally got tired of accumulating stuff.
  • Owner grew up and is now an adult.
  • Massive home redecoration and lack of offers on www.deremate.com (our eBay).

 

 

 

4 – Gramps * 2.

 

 

The two oldest players in the NBA sharing some laughs and at the same time going at each other during our game in Memphis on February 6th. Always great to play against Vince Carter! I remember in 1999, while in Italy, going crazy when watching his highlights and commenting them with my teammates before practice.

5 – Practice Shirt Winners

Congrats to the winners of the shirts of the previous blog.

Max, Clay and Shan. I got your addresses. As soon as I go back to San Antonio after this road trip I’ll ship them.

6 – Images of Change

NASA recently released a series called the “Images Of Change” which reveal how our world has changed over the past 30 years. The series provides a comparison of satellite images that depict everything from island building to flooding to urbanization.

I spend a long time enjoying some of this pictures and playing with the slide. You can click on the top right to open the world map and see a lot of different ones. There’s even one of San Antonio’s urban growth.

7 – Maps of the Rodeo Road Trip Itinerary. Real vs Ideal

This is the itinerary of the first leg of six games of the trip. Roughly 5,000 miles.

This would have been the optimized itinerary if we wanted to shave some time and save some gas. Approximately 3,700 miles. It was not the best, but it could have been really much worse!

8 – Total “AoaS” Time

In my previous post, item two, I talked about the “AoaS Time“, if you don’t remember, please re-read. I was surprised to estimate 17 hours for a four-game trip. So I decided to stop estimating and do the actual counting, stopwatch and all!

I’ll give you the final number probably while in Los Angeles next week. Too much information on this blog and it’s getting too long. I know my millenial followers’ attention span is not great 😉

9 – A Math Riddle

Three years ago, Bo was three times older than Mo. But in six years from now, Bo’s gonna be only twice Mo’s age. How old are they now?

The first three people to comment on this post with the correct answer will receive a practice worn Spurs shirt. I promise I got it thoroughly washed! 😉

 

Thanks for reading all the way until here. I hope you enjoyed it.

Manu Ginóbili

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Trump vs. Truth: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Duration: 23:50

Donald Trump spreads a lot of false information thanks to his daily consumption of morning cable news. If only we could sneak some facts into the president’s media diet.

Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight

Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would:
http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight

Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news:
http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight

Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once:
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Picard 1.4 released

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Picard 1.4 is now out, containing many fixes and new features!
The last time we put out a stable release was more than 2 years ago, so a lot of changes have made it into this new release. If you’re in a hurry and just want to try it out, the downloads are available from the Picard website.

Picard 1.4

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A brand new Picard 1.4 install, fresh from the oven. Get it while it’s hot!

2 years is a long time for software, and Picard has been the subject of a couple of Google Summer of Code projects and plenty of developments required by changes in dependencies and the MusicBrainz project itself. Overall, the changes would be too numerous to list. If you’re curious to read it all, a complete list of changes can be seen on the website. Here are at least a few of the highlights:

Some of the most notable new features:

  • AIFF support
  • Support for local files as cover art source
  • In-app search and display (for releases, artists and tracks)
  • Plugin manager allowing to download and install plugins directly from Picard
  • Configurable toolbar
  • Configuration file is now using ini format on all platforms
  • Support for multiple tagging scripts
  • Added Norwegian (bokmål) translation:Norwegian Bokmål translation of Picard 1.4's interface

Some of the improvements:

  • Much better handling of formats and tags
  • More information is given to the user about what is going on (new indicators, new tooltips, better labels, better logging, …)
  • It is now possible to restore the default options in Options pages
  • A few additions to the scripting language: $startswith() and $endswith() string functions and support for an arbitrary number of arguments to some of the current functions.

It is also worth noting that the Picard dependencies have increased a bit. Python should now be at least version 2.7, and Mutagen should be 1.22 or newer.

To report any issue concerning this release, please use our bug tracker. As usual you can also get help on the forum or on IRC (freenode, #musicbrainz).

We would like to thank all contributors, from all around the world, who helped for this release: Sambhav Kothari, Rahul Raturi, Suhas, Wieland Hoffmann, Philipp Wolfer, Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen, Sophist, Lukáš Lalinský, Ohm Patel, Michael Wiencek, Ville Skyttä, barami, Alex Berman, Simon Legner, Christoph Reiter, Jeroen Kromwijk, Mark Trolley, Rui Pinheiro, and also all of our translators!

Future development and Picard 2.0

We hope we’ll never go 2 years without a release again. Our immediate plans are to do a 1.4.1 follow up release as an improved maintenance release, mostly because a number of pull requests were not ready in time for the 1.4 feature and string freeze. After 1.4.1 we will likely only do bug fixes for 1.4.x releases, as we have decided to move on, and change focus to Picard 2.0.

Picard 2.0 will be based on Python 3 and Qt 5, with its main initial goal being support of HiDPI devices, but also to give the user interface a complete overhaul. We’re hoping to improve the experience for the new users (and hopefully also the old ones!). If you’re interested in following along with the plans and development, and maybe giving a hand yourself, Picard 2.0 development is tracked via the Picard 2.0 version in our ticket tracker.


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Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

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This is probably the first projection in cartographic history that can be criticized for its disproportionate focus on Finland, Mongolia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Greenland's tendrils are impressive.
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This is probably the first projection in cartographic history that can be criticized for its disproportionate focus on Finland, Mongolia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Theory of Awful TV

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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This theory does not apply to comics.

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Hey Boston! Three weeks left to get in your proposal to speak at BAHFest MIT 2017!

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I am really tempted to passive-aggressively send this to anyone telling me I *have* to watch X from now on.
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