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Thread Alamo Drafthouse to Open in Downtown Los Angeles in July
Alamo Drafthouse is amazing. The only place I'll go to check out a movie at this point (outside of the Drive-In). They're all about making the experience what it should be so you don't have to listen to people talking over the movie, kids screaming, people checking their phones, etc... Los Angeles' movie-goers are going to love it.
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Thread [Rumor] Former GameStop employee warning that GameStop is doing mass closures, urging people to cancel preorders
This dude's content should be banned from Era. He's a disgruntled former employee who has done nothing but spread BS since they let him go. More than half of the shit he says is made up. What he's claiming in this video isn't even company policy on how store closures work -- as many have already pointed out. The reason he continues to post content like this is because it's the only way his channel gets views. Look at the rest of his content that isn't making up claims about his former employer and it's all irrelevant view counts. Dude needs to grow up and move on.
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Thread Raptors President Ujiri could be charged after shoving an officer who refused to allow him on the court after the Raptors win(Upd: No charges)
Please don't compare this to the Michael Bennett situation in Las Vegas. Bennett 100% lied about what happened in Vegas.
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Thread Raptors President Ujiri could be charged after shoving an officer who refused to allow him on the court after the Raptors win(Upd: No charges)
No doubt. Dude deserves better than the trash they're trying to pull on him.
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Thread Most dominant athlete of this generation? Simone Biles or Serena Williams?
It is when the dominance being discussed is individual athlete vs team dominance...as mentioned by a previous poster.
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Thread Most dominant athlete of this generation? Simone Biles or Serena Williams?
The NFL is rigged for parity based on its salary cap implementation. When you have a QB of Tom Brady's caliber accounting for less than 13% of your cap total in every single season except one (2006), it's a massive advantage. That's why so many pundits talk about making that SB push with QBs on rookie deals, because you can spend elsewhere. When you combine that with the overall ability that Bill Belichick has given the Patriots when it comes to negotiating with free agents and trade acquisitions where in he essentially tells players "Play for the Patriots at $X for the chance to win a Super Bowl or move on" and results in those players buying in and playing for far less than expected salary rate, it further provides that team an advantage in the salary cap era. This is an advantage no other team in the NFL has. The New England Patriots as a franchise are a complete anomaly in what they're able to do within the salary cap. Howie Roseman, who is often considered one of the best FO execs in football, is a salary cap genius in his own regard, but he's not able to get players to go to Philly at discounted rates at the pace at which Belichick is able to. It is absolutely a counterpoint because of how it explains dominance in a team sport. Tom Brady touches the ball on every offensive snap and having a team built around him that is only possible by the dominance created by the salary cap maneuverability they have is a contextual counterpoint in regarding him as the "most dominant athlete" in his profession. Again, not discrediting Tom Brady at all, but situational context matters in team sports. Barry Sanders in Dallas in the 90s would have been like Bo Jackson in Tecmo.
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Thread Most dominant athlete of this generation? Simone Biles or Serena Williams?
Tom Brady's record vs other divisions are also relevant to the coaching and team angle. Take into account it's a salary cap league and Brady often plays for a middle-of-the-road salary, allowing money to be spent elsewhere. Take into account the fact other players often take discounted salaries to play for the Patriots in order to have a chance to win a Super Bowl. All of those things contribute to being able to create a 20-year dynasty with a changing cast of coaches and players. While the coaches changes, Belichick's circle of trust really hasn't. Ernie Adams and Sean Harrington are a huge part of this and 98% of football fans have no idea who they even are.
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Thread Most dominant athlete of this generation? Simone Biles or Serena Williams?
Literally called him out for being one of the best to ever play QB, but career context 100% matters. Your situation matters in team sports. Emmitt Smith is another great example of that.
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Thread Most dominant athlete of this generation? Simone Biles or Serena Williams?
100%. What Brady is doing at his age is unbelievable, but it's also aided by the fact he's coached by the greatest coaching mind ever. Belichick and the team he has surrounded himself with is a genius at creating game plans, playing the matchups, and taking advantage of the other team's weaknesses. All of these things help set Tom up to be as successful as he is. Tom Brady still has to go out there and execute, but the advantages of playing for the Patriots shouldn't be overlooked in the overall context of his greatness as a player. His Randy Moss season where he threw 50 TDs was phenomenal and a great display of his overall ability as a quarterback in the NFL. Had he had someone like Moss his entire career, his numbers would be even more insane -- and I think that matters too when it comes to the context of his overall stat line (which is likely undervalued, as shocking as that is).
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Thread Most dominant athlete of this generation? Simone Biles or Serena Williams?
If we're judging between these two, Biles. Also, lol @ Tom Brady mentions. Dude isn't even the best QB of his generation, let alone the most dominant athlete. Football is a team sport and the fact they've played in the AFC East (Jets, Bills, Dolphins for the last 20 years), with the best coach in the history of the game, gives Tom Brady a heavy advantage over everyone else (free playoff pass, almost guaranteed bye each year, etc). Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, etc,...all win 6+ Super Bowls in New England. Wins are a team stat. Attributing Ws to QBs is as foolish as attributing Ws to pitchers in baseball. And yes, Tom Brady is one of the best to ever play the position, but most dominant falls short. Matt Cassel went 10-5 in NE after Brady was injured.
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Thread Anyone watching Wu Assassin ? This show is good !
Wife and I sat down to watch this over the weekend and didn't get through the first episode. Acting is off the charts bad.
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Thread SpongeBob X Nike - 5 sneaker Kyrie collaboration (Aug 10, 2019 - 10 AM EST, $130 USD)
I got the Spongebob's at size 13.5. No regrets.
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Thread Heavily armed man stopped by armed firefighter at Walmart in Springfield, MO
Am I the only one who thinks this dude went into WalMart like this so he wouldn't be the victim of a mass shooting incident due to being armed and guarded? Demonstrating that that's how you now need to go around in public in order to actually feel safe. I'm probably wrong -- but would be a wild statement.
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Thread Ninja’s First Day On Mixer: Half A Million Subscribers, Mixer App Skyrockets to #1 Most Downloaded App on iOS App Store
Already been answered, delete, lol.
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Thread You wake up tomorrow and your salary is now $50,000 USD (or converted to your currency) annually. How is your life affected?
A lot less than what I'm making now. I'd likely have to sell my home at that point, lol.
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Thread How do people like Tom Green get famous?
I came in here to post this exact cut, lol. This shit gets me every time -- especially since this dude isn't wearing gloves at Subway. The 90s were wild. We didn't even give a shit about things like that. If someone built your sandwich in Subway today without gloves, there would be outrage.
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Thread Partnered Twitch Streamer Alinity chucks cat over her head mid-Apex match, also spits vodka into her cat's mouth
Twitch doesn't see a cut of cash donations via PayPal, which I'd wager are the majority she receives compared to bits. I don't really follow her though, so maybe I'm wrong on that. I've always seen "tips/donations" as the primary driver over bits though. Is she the exception to that situation?
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Thread Partnered Twitch Streamer Alinity chucks cat over her head mid-Apex match, also spits vodka into her cat's mouth
Doubtful. She's not even in the Top 100 streamers in terms of follower count.
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Thread Detroit: Become Human |OT| Like Tears in Heavy Rain
Finished this late last night. Easily the best QD game to date. It's a shame we'll never get a sequel, but I'm excited to see what the development team puts together for its next project. Character development was great. Loved Connor and Hank the most, like the rest of you, but also dug the Kara and Alice relationship too. Markus was a distant third and felt too obvious.
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Thread Negotiating title change/pay increase
Apply around, leverage new opportunities against the current job. If they care enough to keep you around, they'll give you a competing offer, if not, take the new opportunity and run with it and build from there. You owe none of these companies anything and should just be looking for the best situation for you, personally. Money doesn't mean shit if you're still unfulfilled and hate going to your job -- so also take that into account. Being happy with where you work is invaluable and you can't really put a price tag on that...same goes with great benefits as well.
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Thread New regular Switch model with upgraded battery life announced! Same price, launches end of August (Old model: 2.5-6.5 hours, New model: 4.5-9.0 hours)
Perfect. I'll just hold on to it a bit longer than expected to make the transfer. Thanks for the quick reply, mazi!
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Thread New regular Switch model with upgraded battery life announced! Same price, launches end of August (Old model: 2.5-6.5 hours, New model: 4.5-9.0 hours)
How easy will it be to transfer all of my digital purchases and saves from my original Nintendo Switch to this one? Is that an easy process?
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Thread ProJared Allegedly Creeped On, Fished for & Sent Nudes to Fans, including Underaged Fans [UP: ProJared responds, see threadmarks]
That tweet has to be eating away at him at this point.
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Thread "PlayStation 5 Will Be Dead on Arrival with Sony's 'Hardcore Gamer' Strategy"
Lol @ pulling in Newzoo's classification for gamers.
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Thread God has heard your cries: Cauliflower Crust Pizza comes to Chuck E. Cheese
This surprisingly tastes essentially like standard pizza. The smell is different, but the taste is the same. It's kind of confusing.
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Thread EA: "I struggle with the perception that we're just a bunch of bad guys"
This was the earliest article I could find: 1/25/05 I swear I heard a rumor Disney was part of the bidding process, but I can't find anything that mentions them, so I don't know if I'm crazy or if someone from EA had mentioned it to me over a decade ago when it was going down. You're probably right though in that it was definitely all for show. Stand corrected :)
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Thread EA: "I struggle with the perception that we're just a bunch of bad guys"
I recall SEGA being involved as well, weren't they? The MLBPA deal was announced something like 35 days after the NFL deal. Maybe I'm just jaded by my job, but things like that normally take more than 35 days to agree to with all of the legal vetting and revisions on both sides. Meh, kind of irrelevant at this point though, right?
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Thread EA: "I struggle with the perception that we're just a bunch of bad guys"
Yes, but there is a big difference between the NFL offering it directly to one company and putting it up for auction to anyone wanting to acquire it. This ridiculous narrative that EA purchased the license because they wanted to avoid competition has always been incorrect. Perhaps if Take-Two wasn't so entangled with buying the exclusive third-party rights to the MLBPA at the time, they would have had more flexibility in making a larger play for the NFL license.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v2
Hey guys -- I'm wanting to build something similar to this, but not exact. Does anyone have a good resource they could point me toward or a person? Not sure where this best direction to go would be...also any estimates in a cost range?
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v2
Thanks! I'm going to unlikely be willing to take this task on, on my own for fear of completely FUBAR'ing the situation, lol. Are there generally decent builders you'd recommend for work like this?
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Thread I made some BBQ for the 4th of July and it's better than yours
Anyone throwing burgers on a grill and not using a plancha, doesn't deserve to be on a grill.
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Thread I made some BBQ for the 4th of July and it's better than yours
No, I'm saying slop is generally not very dry. Referring to the trash he posted as 'slop' is pretty insulting to slop in general.
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Thread I made some BBQ for the 4th of July and it's better than yours
As a Canadian (north Ontario), I've never seen this. We have grills in Canada and we grill burgers and hot dogs.
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Thread I made some BBQ for the 4th of July and it's better than yours
I know, that's why they're called grills.That's how it works in America too. What I meant was, I've rarely seen anyone in northern Ontario refer to it as a BBQ instead of a grill.
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Thread I made some BBQ for the 4th of July and it's better than yours
This is embarrassing. Type of shit you see on Kitchen Nightmares and then at the end of the episode, Ramsey let's you know they closed 2 weeks later.I make picanha every other week. Best cut by a mile.
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Thread EA: "I struggle with the perception that we're just a bunch of bad guys"
Nah, they put it up for auction and EA outbid 5 other companies for it.
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Thread EA: "I struggle with the perception that we're just a bunch of bad guys"
EA Sports purchased the exclusive rights to the NFL because Take-Two was in the process of purchasing the MLBPA rights, effectively blocking EA from continuing its industry leading MVP Baseball franchise. Plus, let's not put this on EA Sports. The NFL is the one who put their exclusive rights up for auction as the NFL wanted to sign an exclusive contract. Take-Two, ESPN Video Games, SEGA (Visual Concepts), EA Sports, and potentially Disney were all placing bids for the exclusive opportunity. After Take-Two lost the bid for the NFL license, they purchased Visual Concepts from SEGA and put them on development of the MLB 2K franchise, which was a complete disaster and they were bleeding money from that exclusive deal from the start -- terrible business decision on their part.
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Thread Community Spotlight: The Division 2 |OT| National Anthem
Finally hit Gear Score 480. Quickly making progress. Ubisoft has done a fantastic job with this one and listening to the community. All of the RNG feels like somewhat of a grind, but I'm always enjoying myself while going out on that grind. Tidal Basin was a blast, even though that last Wyvern part was crazy as hell with all of the timers -- first time we completed it, we had like 6 seconds left on the last timer -- felt like a movie. Can't wait to jump back in tonight or tomorrow.
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Thread Judgment |OT| No delay for Judgment day
I just did "A Golden Mouse" side-case that says there is a $10M reward. I only got $500K. Is that a glitch or is that what everyone received? Tried googling it, but nothing is popping up.
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Thread Judgment |OT| No delay for Judgment day
I feel like Crane's move set is wider sweeping, so you can hit more people with one movement, where as Tiger is more straight forward and not as wide.
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Thread Judgment |OT| No delay for Judgment day
Anyone else having Shun Isaka populate as a friend? It says he shows up after you're chased by the police at least once but I've been chased 5x now and he's not popping up. Am I missing something?
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Thread Judgment |OT| No delay for Judgment day
This is how I've been playing. I'm in Chapter 7, I believe, and I'm at 38/50 Friends and I believe I'm all caught up in side cases as well. Can't wait to see the final one. For the Ebisu friend event, I just bought the chips, exchanged for the paintings and moved on, lol. Saved a ton of time. The VR game makes it extremely easy to score tons of cash and if you complete the Batting Center, you come away with a Free Play pass for every single one.
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Thread Judgment |OT| No delay for Judgment day
I love Kamurocho, but would like to see them tackle San Francisco/Los Angeles situation from a Yakuza/Triad conflict within the typical Yakuza franchise style.
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Thread Judgment |OT| No delay for Judgment day
Thank you! I couldn't find any resources myself after looking for quite some time -- didn't have too much insight into non-English websites for help. I saw a couple of people point out Cafe Alps, but mine never gives the damn stone. I'll try those other options later today. I'm at 29/50 Friends in Chapter 5 right now -- so trying to get Iyama locked up now to hit that 30 threshold for more side cases.
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Thread Judgment |OT| No delay for Judgment day
Can anyone tell me where to find a Mysterious Stone? I've been looking for an hour now, lol. I've picked up dozens and dozens of items, but only one Mysterious Stone -- I need 2. This is driving me insane.