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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3740 on: August 07, 2020, 10:04:16 AM »
In other news, Sega's Building #2 in Akihabara, Tokyo, is closing.

Hopefully none of the others do the same, those arcades are too awesome to close.

https://soranews24.com/2020/08/04/akihabara-saying-goodbye-to-landmark-as-giant-sega-arcade-announces-its-closing-for-good/
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3741 on: August 11, 2020, 06:10:36 AM »

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3742 on: August 11, 2020, 06:55:41 AM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3743 on: August 13, 2020, 01:22:49 AM »
Stories from Belarus rarely get much attention; the authoritarian society seems static. But about a month ago, some experts predicted that Lukashenko would probably repressively take the upcoming elections on August 9th; however, he'd then begin loosing his power for real. Maybe the predictions are correct; we'll see.

"It's exciting to see the change of Belarus' opposition leadership. After male candidates were kicked out from the race, these brave women took the lead - Maryja Kalesnikava, Vieranika Capkala, and Sviatlana Cichanouskaja. Lukashenka still underestimates their power. He is wrong."

https://twitter.com/franakviacorka/status/1284824702083530753

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Increased signs of the Belarus pyramid cracking - severe, exorbitant police violence, protest manifestations, strikes in some major companies (and from the Belarus Philharmonic), some defectors and disobedience among lower ranks of the police and army, protests from some public figures, including Nobel laureate and a TV propaganda host. Still no major defectors though.

Some have noted that there's been no or very little violence from the protestors' side.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3744 on: August 17, 2020, 11:28:10 AM »

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     For most of my PC life I've been on Team Red (AMD CPUs and GPUs both). My current PC is an Intel with a Radeon card. That came about because I bought a Dell instead of having a custom rig built as I had in the past.

     If Intel can offer CPUs with better graphics I might want to stick with them, because a high end Intel chip with better graphics would give me 2 paths for video encoding.
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« Reply #3746 on: August 26, 2020, 07:56:32 AM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3747 on: August 26, 2020, 08:04:02 AM »
Evidently, the Graun is set to sue itself:

Guardian takes legal action to shut down parody headline generator
I tried guardianmeme.win, too bad the link isn't working.

Seem The Guardian is only concerned about guarding itself, like every news media outlet.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3748 on: September 03, 2020, 01:02:13 PM »
Not the kind of news you tend to hear from China perhaps, but a court in Shanghai has punished nine people there with up to six years in prison, because they had produced illegal, domestic copies of LEGO kits and sold them there.
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3749 on: September 04, 2020, 07:23:10 PM »
It wasn’t this one was it?

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3750 on: September 06, 2020, 12:15:32 PM »
US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic defaulted after hitting ball at line judge

https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/54051920

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3751 on: September 06, 2020, 06:46:50 PM »
Not sure which thread this post belongs in - it’s unimportant news to me. :D

John Cage musical work changes chord for first time in seven years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54041568
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« Reply #3752 on: September 13, 2020, 10:47:34 AM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3753 on: September 13, 2020, 12:59:11 PM »
US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic defaulted after hitting ball at line judge

https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/54051920
That was a pretty big story in tennis.  A lot of people thought that he was a sure bet for winning that slam.  I'm a bit surprised that they didn't give him a warning earlier when, in anger, he fired off a shot at some side hoarding....perhaps that might have made him re-think things?  I imagine that it would be a bit harder on the judges this year as there were almost no spectators in the stands.  I saw one male player earlier in the rounds fire off one into the stands (forget who it was), but he didn't get any warning (as far as I could see).  Should the rules be interpreted differently due to almost no crowds?  I don't know them well enough but do know that 'intent' doesn't matter.  The irony:  if Novak had been playing on any other courts than Armstrong and Ashe (think that I have this straight), there wouldn't have been a lines person there (Hawkeye instead).  The rules, though, seem to be rather more complicated--at least according to an article that I read by Ben Rothenberg.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/sports/tennis/us-open-disqualification-defaulted-djkovic.html

I should add that I did see the shot; the lineswoman was hit in the throat and heard her cries of pain and also I think struggling to breathe too (don't know all the details from her side, but watching it via t.v. was scary).  Did you watch any of this via live or online T.D.?

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #3754 on: September 13, 2020, 05:55:35 PM »
That was a pretty big story in tennis.  A lot of people thought that he was a sure bet for winning that slam.  I'm a bit surprised that they didn't give him a warning earlier when, in anger, he fired off a shot at some side hoarding....perhaps that might have made him re-think things?  I imagine that it would be a bit harder on the judges this year as there were almost no spectators in the stands.  I saw one male player earlier in the rounds fire off one into the stands (forget who it was), but he didn't get any warning (as far as I could see).  Should the rules be interpreted differently due to almost no crowds?  I don't know them well enough but do know that 'intent' doesn't matter.  The irony:  if Novak had been playing on any other courts than Armstrong and Ashe (think that I have this straight), there wouldn't have been a lines person there (Hawkeye instead).  The rules, though, seem to be rather more complicated--at least according to an article that I read by Ben Rothenberg.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/sports/tennis/us-open-disqualification-defaulted-djkovic.html

I should add that I did see the shot; the lineswoman was hit in the throat and heard her cries of pain and also I think struggling to breathe too (don't know all the details from her side, but watching it via t.v. was scary).  Did you watch any of this via live or online T.D.?

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