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2018 Running Olympics Thread
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:44:52 AM »
Running discussion of the 2018 Winter Olympics here :)

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 09:45:10 AM »
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 07:23:19 PM »
Even though it's your own, the Olympics thread has more replies than the Hockey thread.  From October.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 04:47:54 AM »
Even though it's your own, the Olympics thread has more replies than the Hockey thread.  From October.

wow...  I guess no one cares much about hockey...
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 07:35:43 AM »
Anyone watch the opening ceremonies? 

The dude from Tonga was hilarious.

The combined Korea team coming in was chill-inducing

the drone swarm that formed the different figures in the sky before forming the Olympic rings in the air was both really, really cool, and (for those of us that can see some pretty easy military uses for a swarm of armed drones operating in concert) terrifying.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »
Olympics?  What is that? ???

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 05:37:52 PM »
The coverage via NBC so far isn't the greatest. TV viewing still shows about 30 minutes of commercials each hour and their 'free' live stream site (nbcolympics.com) gives you 30 minutes of free, buffer-free viewing before requiring you sign in using your ISP/cable provider, with your online credentials.

Once you log in it gets much worse, as it buffers like mad. I've been lucky to get maybe 10-15 seconds of viewing in before a huge COMMERCIAL BREAK IN PROGRESS placeholder appears for upwards of a minute, then it goes back to about 10 seconds of coverage, right in the middle of things, then placeholder image, then coverage, etc. etc. It's pretty frigging bad.

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 07:25:14 PM »
NBCSN has been pretty reasonable, if they have what you want to watch
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 08:52:44 PM »
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 05:43:17 AM »
Guess there's still hurt feelings over the whole Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere thing.

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 05:44:36 AM »
If you want to get dead quick, there aren't very many faster ways than to praise the Japanese to Koreans.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 05:46:53 AM »
Or praise the Japanese to Chinese.

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 05:49:01 AM »
Also a quick route to the afterlife.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 05:55:27 AM »
Though it can be said Japan's roots as a developing kingdom thousands of years ago were massively impacted by both Chinese and Korean culture...but I doubt you'll find anyone complaining about that.

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"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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