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Vancouver 2010

KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Social Entropy++
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Talk about ye olde Olympics in here. And remember the rule!

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  • DudBoltDudBolt Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    He looks sooooo pissed.

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  • jwalkjwalk frosty Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    NBC coverage sucks so far but that's completely expected. At least we got to see the speed skating and moguls last night. I can't wait for the figure skating to start so they can show nothing but 972 hours of that and nothing else for 2 weeks..

    No wait we can also watch women's hockey games that are 12-0 after the first period... ZZZZZZZZzz
    (Blame Canada)

  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    what do you call a secret agency car in france
    Spoiler:

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  • Jagged WafflesJagged Waffles Registered User
    edited February 2010
    TSN, Nascar is not the Olympics. If I want to watch people go around in circles, I'll watch speed-skating repeats.

  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Looks like the American girls will handily take this game vs. china in hockey.

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited February 2010
    so apparently they all had earpieces and could hear everyone trying not to panick

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited February 2010
    jwalk wrote: »
    NBC coverage sucks so far but that's completely expected. At least we got to see the speed skating and moguls last night. I can't wait for the figure skating to start so they can show nothing but 972 hours of that and nothing else for 2 weeks..

    No wait we can also watch women's hockey games that are 12-0 after the first period... ZZZZZZZZzz
    (Blame Canada)
    The 2008 Summer Olympics were a huge hit online, both through legal and illegal channels. NBC streamed a record breaking 2,200 hours of live video to the delight of millions of people, but strangely enough this year the network will limit its live coverage to hockey and curling.

    An NBC representative explained that the network will only cover the highlights because people “are not dying to watch lots of long-form content on a 13-inch screen.” However, at the same time NBC contradicts itself by announcing that it will do all it can to prevent people from accessing unauthorized live feeds or downloads of Olympic broadcasts.

    While NBC doesn’t believe there is much demand for live coverage, it will do all it can to prevent the ‘few’ people who do from downloading or streaming the events online. “Our aim is to make access to pirated material inconvenient, low quality and hard to find,” said Rick Cotton, NBC’s Executive Vice President commenting on their Olympic mission.

    Once again one of the major entertainment industry outfits has got it entirely wrong. If NBC really wants to prevent piracy they have to offer at least some sort of alternative. Cutting 2,200 hours of live web coverage back to just a few hundred is certainly not going to help in stopping piracy.

    NBC reportedly has teamed up with Ustream and Justin.tv, two popular live streaming sites, to use filtering schemes in order to prevent illegal broadcasts. However, it is inevitable that they won’t be able to stop them all since there are dozens of live streaming sites. Preventing torrents from being uploaded will turn out to be even more problematic for the network.

    During the Beijing Olympics two years ago, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) asked for “assistance” from the Swedish government with preventing video clips from the Olympics in Beijing being shared via The Pirate Bay. This didn’t help much and during the weeks that followed millions of people continued to download broadcasts of Olympic events.

    So basically, NBC doesn't want you watching anything, anywhere.

    Well done.

  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Man, that short track 1500m speed skating final last night was freaking CRAZY

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  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    what do you call a secret agency car in france
    Spoiler:

    Ok I laughed, now telling this joke to roommates

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    ahaha I know a lot of people don't care about nascar but the track broke so they've been basically just standing around for an hour while they fix it

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  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited February 2010
    ahaha I know a lot of people don't care about nascar but the track broke so they've been basically just standing around for an hour while they fix it

    wait, what? The TRACK broke? What do you mean? the asphalt or whatever was broken? the walls were busted?

    Please clarify

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    They have to re boot after a crash (walk along the whole track to check it)

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    NBC had a thing on their site where they asked a few of the American athletes questions about Canada. One was "what is the capital of Canada". None of them knew. One guy said a bunch of them had had a discussion about that, and had decided on Toronto.

    Seriously, that's not a difficult question. You can look it up in ten seconds.

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Dislexic wrote: »
    ahaha I know a lot of people don't care about nascar but the track broke so they've been basically just standing around for an hour while they fix it

    wait, what? The TRACK broke? What do you mean? the asphalt or whatever was broken? the walls were busted?

    Please clarify

    there's a big ass pothole or something in the middle of the track and they're trying to fill it or something

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  • jwalkjwalk frosty Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Dislexic wrote: »
    Man, that short track 1500m speed skating final last night was freaking CRAZY

    You mean where Korea was 3 seconds away from a medal sweep and then Doofus McGee attempts the worst pass in the history of racing anything ever and takes out his teamate and himself?

    Yeah, that was pretty crazy.

  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited February 2010
    They have to re boot after a crash (walk along the whole track to check it)

    You said Nascar, what are you talking about?

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    am I allowed to tell korea to suck it

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  • ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    NBC had a thing on their site where they asked a few of the American athletes questions about Canada. One was "what is the capital of Canada". None of them knew. One guy said a bunch of them had had a discussion about that, and had decided on Toronto.

    Seriously, that's not a difficult question. You can look it up in ten seconds.

    maybe they werent allowed to look it up?

  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Dislexic wrote: »
    ahaha I know a lot of people don't care about nascar but the track broke so they've been basically just standing around for an hour while they fix it

    wait, what? The TRACK broke? What do you mean? the asphalt or whatever was broken? the walls were busted?

    Please clarify

    there's a big ass pothole or something in the middle of the track and they're trying to fill it or something

    hahaha, that's silly goosery right there

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  • jwalkjwalk frosty Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ohno was all keke thx bai ^_^

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Dislexic wrote: »
    ahaha I know a lot of people don't care about nascar but the track broke so they've been basically just standing around for an hour while they fix it

    wait, what? The TRACK broke? What do you mean? the asphalt or whatever was broken? the walls were busted?

    Please clarify

    there's a big ass pothole or something in the middle of the track and they're trying to fill it or something
    Lap 122

    RED FLAG: It looks like there is a hole in the race track so the cars are on pit road so crews can look at the track.

    3:34 p.m.

    Thirteen minutes into the red flag and track repair is still ongoing to fix the hole in the race track in Turns 1 and 2.

    3:41 p.m.

    The track should be finished within 10 minutes according to officials and at that point, the cars will be back under yellow.

    3:54 p.m.

    The 10 minutes was a little optimistic as drivers are now able to exit their cars while track repair continues.
    pffftfhahahaha

  • Jagged WafflesJagged Waffles Registered User
    edited February 2010
    That was a really nice move for the last American goal.

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited February 2010
    4:21 p.m.

    It's been an hour under the red flag and officials are still working on the track, making sure it's perfect when they get back to racing. NASCAR chairman Brian France says the recent rain has prevented the "normal" procedure from working. France says usually this wouldn't take as long but they are on their third attempt at fixing the track.

    ahaha

    I'm not sure if I've heard of a track breaking, ever. I mean, part of Circuit de la Sarthe is on public roads.

  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    i'm hoping abc gets the rights in 2014 and 2012

    grats nbc on going from 3600 hours of coverage to 835 I bet this will make up all the money you lost

  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited February 2010
    edit: nevermind

    (woo)

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That was a really nice move for the last American goal.

    Yeah between the legs, very nice.

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  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited February 2010
    You know what, this thread's OP is pretty terrible. If I don't lock this Bogey will, and I'll be damned to just sit back and let that guy moderate something.

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