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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 15, 2020, 02:34:02 PM »
I'm not sure "mild, flu-like symptoms" makes an ideal bio-weapon.

My acquaintance at CSIS says that there is satellite imagery that shows they also have these long wooden boats that have dragon heads at the bow.  Also their army is armed with these rifles that can fire this metal pellet, a beebee if you will, 300 meters per second.  That'll put your eye out.

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I'm thinking that a lot of these outlets need to switch to a Mostly Mozart format for the duration of the Sports Famine.

Probably just play Slap Shot on repeat.

https://www.metatube.com/en/videos/440180/E-Sports-Reporter-SNL/

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 09, 2020, 07:21:02 PM »
The entire country of Italy will be in quarantee now...

An interesting, scary twitter thread from within a hospital in Italy worth reading:



We’re beginning to see cases here in Ireland, northern and republic. At Patrick’s day parades have been cancelled and I feel it might not be long until we have similar lockdowns to Italy.

I had a conversation about this with a co-worker tonight.  That was the part that I was missing when I said that this wasn't really bothering me.  It's the load on the health care system the ultimately is the problem and will eventually lead to deaths. I didn't even think of that angle.   

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 09, 2020, 05:31:39 PM »
I would like to know where my application to be the guitar playing guy next to fire stands?

I have another offer to be the guy who runs the farm where your not really sure if they are good or bad but they offer you food so you play it out and hope for the best. 

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 08, 2020, 08:59:10 PM »

Consuming the things you're hoarding is entry level piker mentality.

These are commodities to be bartered with. Mainly for fuel from Lord Humungous, then use the leftover for whoever corners the market in human trafficking to put together a post-apocalyptic version of the Leafs. My hunch is I can get Nylander for two snack-pack Butterscotch, Ceci for a half empty store brand fat free chocolate.

Where do I apply to be the guitarist that rides on the car next to the shooting flames during high speed car chases?  I have my own guitar and face paint.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 08, 2020, 04:06:33 PM »
I really think everyone here has the best intentions and no one should be ridiculed for trying to help.  We are all going through this together. This virus is the great leveller,  it doesn't matter what your background or social status is, its going to touch rich and poor all the same. 
If one of us recommends Vitamin C, then this is good, do you own due diligence before you act (or ridicule).  It only makes sense to take a great Vitamin C supplement, as it is proven to bolster immune systems. When I suggest NAC, instead of ridicule, look at it, do your due diligence and make your own informed decisions.  I am open to all suggestions, as I will investigate all claims and make my own decisions.   Let's help each other instead of playing games of one-upmanship.

Last time I checked, this virus had a fatality rate of 3.4%.  It's a little higher than what was expected which was 1%.  Unless those numbers go up, I think great leveller might be a bit over the top.  S.A.R.S had a higher fatality rate, which I think was around 10%

I mean if this was Ebola with a longer gestation period then I would be more scared of it. 

As of right now, from what I have read, the reason this is dangerous is because it is new and that means it can spread quickly because nobody has a natural defense for it.  However it isn't anything that should push a healthy immune system over it's limits. The greatest risk are to those with weakened immune systems.  Also it is cross species which presents some other challenges when trying to contain it.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 08, 2020, 02:24:23 PM »
good lord, people. Vitamin C will not prevent or treat the coronavirus. Your body needs a certain amount; after that, you're literally pissing money down the drain.

So your body can only absorb so much vitamin c in a day.  That is a fact.  Your body will get rid of the excess through urine.  That statement is correct.

This may be semantics, but vitamin C will promote a healthy immune system.  A healthy immune system will help your body fight off viruses.  You'll still feel the effects of the virus, it won't prevent it, but your body's immune system will be the thing that needs to fight off the virus, so having a healthy immune system will help.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: March 04, 2020, 07:28:11 PM »
This is perfectly written parody (other than spelling) because it has exactly the right amount of incredulity and believability. Fakes can be beautiful.

Yeah, but these are how the urban legends about the problems of teams get started.  I heard from a friend who heard from a friend that Melnyk lost his temper with his body guard because he wouldn't go out and get him cigarettes at 3 AM in the morning when he was drunk one time in Bermuda.

Or the whole Player X was sleeping with Player Y's wife and that is why they were traded. 

Someone will take this as truth and then run with it.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Forum database error
« on: February 27, 2020, 05:16:15 PM »
I'm ready for Round Two.  Hit me with your best code.

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

8-BIT GLORY!!!!!

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Forum database error
« on: February 27, 2020, 04:03:03 PM »
I love this place.

Also, they should have traded the database at the deadline for literally anything they could get.  A bag of abacuses.

Trading the database for literally anything is basically telling everyone you're giving up on the network. That's not what's going on here.

This site will never make it to reddit with that attitude.

I don't want to jsut make it to reddit. I want to the site to compete for the top spot on Google on a consistent basis.

Wait.  Are we actually arguing over this now?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Forum database error
« on: February 27, 2020, 03:30:10 PM »
I love this place.

Also, they should have traded the database at the deadline for literally anything they could get.  A bag of abacuses.

Trading the database for literally anything is basically telling everyone you're giving up on the network. That's not what's going on here.

This site will never make it to reddit with that attitude.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Forum database error
« on: February 27, 2020, 10:29:22 AM »
I blame lc9

Why can't this site maintain a database?  They've been maintaining a database for years and it's always the same problem.  No heart I say.  They need to fix this problem today.  They need to tear the whole site and build it back up properly but focus on the database this time.

No. It's clearly the server. It's job is to keep the database running smoothly, and provide the kind of software and structure that prevents these kinds of fatal errors. It's current techniques are old and outdated, and do not reflect how message boards are run these days. It's time to bring in a more modern server, with fresh software.

Don't tell me it's the server.  Just look at the way the database is being maintained.  A bunch of script kiddies, every last one of them.  I'm a product architect at a software company so I clearly know what the problem is without having any real knowledge about what is going on with the website, and I refuse to offer up any real solutions on how to fix this problem, but I will continue to complain about it over and over and over again.  Every time I think that a message should have been posted by someone on here without knowing if they attempted to post a message or not, it will definitely be because of a database issue and the problem is with the maintenance of that database.  All because I have a keyboard.  Until CTB bans me.     

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Forum database error
« on: February 27, 2020, 07:48:49 AM »
I blame lc9

Why can't this site maintain a database?  They've been maintaining a database for years and it's always the same problem.  No heart I say.  They need to fix this problem today.  They need to tear the whole site and build it back up properly but focus on the database this time. 

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Activity
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:31:08 PM »
Do you think there is a chance they were holding Liljegren out because he might have been a part of a trade that they were trying to piece together?   It make sense that they would move a forward, but perhaps to a team trying to rebuild, they would want someone who is younger along with a pick.

Honestly, no. More and more I'm convinced that not doing anything was a vote of no confidence in this group and any significant moves will be made in the off-season when they can make complete conclusions about this season.

So to expand on what I meant was something along the lines of move Barrie for a pick and a prospect, and then move that pick, prospect, and Liljgren out for someone like Dumba.

The talk around Barrie was apparently pretty heavy Saturday and yesterday.  I think there was some fire there. 

As you say though, I could also see them looking at the loss on Saturday night and taking a step back and saying that as constructed right now, the team really doesn't have a chance of competing, so play out the season and then reassess in the summer when there are some more options available to them.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Tyson Barrie Conundrum
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:25:10 PM »
Bomb from the top of the circles of a silky Marner feed >>> desperation bomb from where the blueline meets the boards

Both Muzzin and Barrie have curtailed their tendency to fire at will in recent weeks.

Yeah, and I think that if they play patient and use the strengths that they have on the ice, then there is a place for Barrie.  No other Leaf dman has a shot like his.  Both Rielly and Barrie are great offensively, but in different ways.

Part of their problem isn't just working hard, but making smart decisions with the puck.  There has been a lot of passing when they should be shooting and vice versa.

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