Monday, June 8, 2015

Apple WWDC / Afternoon Thread

I dunno if anyone else is watching the Apple Keynote address this afternoon, but I find it hard to call WWE the most self-aggrandizing corporation now that I've seen Apple bring out Neil DeGrasse Tyson to talk about how fucking wonderful the App Store is.  

Also, talk about anything else going on this Monday afternoon leading up to a RAW that no one seems to care about.  

147 comments:

  1. I'm a totally biased Apple mark. Fuck Microsoft and their shitty products.

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  2. I made a pretty vinegar-y bbq sauce yesterday with some sauteed apple and apple cider vinegar. It's great. I'm having a bbq sandwich and some collards right now.

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  3. You're ignorant to the way technology works then...

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  4. I always hated Apple's way of cooking numbers..."fastest PC operating system adoption rate in history?" How is it adoption rate when you FORCE people to upgrade in order to use their existing products? Not to mention how Apple continues to fuck over enterprise by mandating what can or can't be installed on a new machine...

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  5. Apples reminds me of this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G2wTAJiyqY

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  6. Also, I am super excited beyond pumped for RAW!@!#@$@

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  7. "Son, I'm only going to tell you this one time. If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs."

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  8. I remember Magnum counting his own pin in that match b/c the ref got knocked out and somehow they let that stand.

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  9. Oh....RAW is on tonight?

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  10. I've new become lost in the YouTube vortex of various heel turn videos.

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  11. Charlton CrestonJune 8, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Honestly for that demographic, getting NDT is pretty goddamn smart.

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  12. Boo this thread!


    BOOOOOOOO!

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  13. This is the 3rd hour of Raw of threads

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  14. I'm not sure if the marketplace can support 3 threads per day. I think we need to send this one back to marketing to get tweaked.

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  15. Shelton BenjaminJune 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    BAYLESS THREADS RULE, SCOTT THREADS DROOL

    *runs away*

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  16. There's already an afternoon thread !!!

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  17. MY GOD IT'S THE DAILY THREAD WARS!

    It's not much longer until Scott is giving away dirtsheet newz to keep us out of Brian's threads!

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  18. As someone who has apple products but isn't looking to upgrade so doesn't give enough shit to look things up...what are they unveiling today?

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  19. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 8, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    FUCK APPLE.

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  20. So much money could be made but instead the owner is just burying the Bayless thread

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  21. Charlton CrestonJune 8, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    I use both Apple and Microsoft.


    Just like I use both the morning and afternoon thread.

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  22. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 8, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Something only marginally different than what they released last year, most likely.

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  23. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 8, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Apple iVibe 2!

    Now , the Rabbit head comes in different colors!

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  24. If he keeps going down this path, a few years from now he'll be discussing all of this in an interview with the "create post" page on the computer monitor in the background, which will be reused thousands of times.

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  25. Insightful commentary.

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  26. "Son, I'm only going to tell you this one time. If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs."

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  27. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 8, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    "Apple: inexplicably making you care about features that other companies have had for a year since 1976!"

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  28. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 8, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    I don't know how to get to either thread, so I'm gonna watch Honey Boo Boo instead, ya'll.

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  29. Shelton BenjaminJune 8, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    TIL that the threads are Matt's Sesame Street: he needs someone to tell him how to get there

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  30. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 8, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Sunny days, everything's A-Okay.

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  31. You're a fake account

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  32. TBF No one cared about anything they did from mid 1980's until the early 2000's.

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  33. Shelton BenjaminJune 8, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    TIL that Matt is HBK

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  34. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 8, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    That is true.

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  35. Shelton BenjaminJune 8, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    ...if he's tell us about it

    If he's experiencing them, then he's Bret

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  36. Wrestling Gold Volume 3
    http://insidepulse.com/2002/07/28/4781/

    – King Kong Bundy v. Jerry Lawler. Bundy stomps the crown, which Cornette thinks will come out of his paycheque, and starts stomping Lawler. Big elbow and splash get two. Another splash gets two, and Jerry’s in trouble. He bails to buy time, since the stipulation is that he gets $1000 from Jimmy Hart for every minute he can last. Bundy posts him and back in, an elbowdrop gets two. Bundy chokes him down for two, and hits the bearhug. Elbowdrop misses and Lawler bails again. Lawler stalls for time in order to cost Hart more money. Finally Bundy gets fed up and hauls him in for more punishment. Big elbow gets two. Big splash misses, and Lawler pulls down the strap! Bundy finds a chain, however, and nails him. A splash finishes (with the FIVE COUNT) at 7:18. Probably the only time you’ll see Lawler taking the five-count in Memphis. *

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  37. I'm not a bot, if that's what you mean

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  38. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 8, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    He wasn't commenting on the company as much as his abhorrence of fruits and Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin's offspring.

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  39. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 8, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Hey, didn't Sunny get traded to you for cocaine once?

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  40. Shelton BenjaminJune 8, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    SHE'S

    GOIN'

    DOWN

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  41. Stranger In The AlpsJune 8, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Ad revenue from more threads = more Apple products for Scott.

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  42. They named their kid Apple?

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  43. Shelton BenjaminJune 8, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    You started the thread as JM85, and ended it as Adam Rosebud

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  44. I like everything about Apple except for the price.

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  45. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 8, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    *waives buttcheeks*


    Damn. Must be true.


    Do I have a wonky eye?


    Hmm....can't tell because I have a wonky eye.

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  46. WHY DOES THE AUTHORITY HAVE TO OPEN EVERY APPLE CONFERENCE WITH AN ENDLESS TWO HOUR PROMO?

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  47. Well, you see... *run away*

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  48. I have an iPhone and an iPod but MACS are toys for people that don't want to do any actual computing.

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  49. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 8, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Yes.


    I wanted to name my kid Banana because the Banana, as I've been told, somehow proves God's existence.

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  50. Kirk Cameron! I got that reference!

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  51. Apple conference: we just wanted to let you know that we don't think we created anything THAT new this year to charge you hundreds of dollars for..hope you all enjoy your apple products...good day everyone!

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  52. I rewatched it recently and its really mind boggling... JYD no sells everything for like 6 minutes and the horseman run in....


    WCW had a ton of young hungry great talent that they put to the side for the likes of JYD, Paul Orndorff, instead of the Steiners or Pillman...

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  53. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 8, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Well, fuck. I don't know which thread to share the good news in now!

    In 4 hours, I will be seeing Rush in concert. Again. I have more than a reasonable chub.

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  54. Music related news goes to the other thread I think

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  55. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 8, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    *top 1,004 eye wink*

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  56. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 8, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Fuck you, Adam Rosebud.

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  57. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 8, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    :(


    *kicks can*

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  58. Will Apple Music include all of the music currently available on iTunes?

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  59. Is he the only "Cannibal" in wrestling?

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  60. Corned Biff HashJune 8, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    I am absolutely despondent right now: I neglected to check my grade scale in my former class, the one I was fretting over a few weeks back. Even though I scored a 'D', the grade scale prohibits you from passing the course with a D, so it automatically reverts to an F and fucked my GPA over. To make matters worse, they rescheduled the class for me, so I'm now officially about to jump off a cliff.

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  61. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    But the App Store IS wonderful, Scott. Bono has told us so many time. And now, we have Neil "DeGrassi Jr. High" Tyson to confirm it!

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  62. HELLO HELLO HOLA I'M AT A PLACE CALLED VERTIGO!

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  63. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    VERTIGO!

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  64. Shelton BenjaminJune 8, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    "the grade scale prohibits you from passing the course with a D, so it automatically reverts to an F and fucked my GPA over."

    Apparently they don't understand the concept of failing... or lack thereof

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  65. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w02E6lYCPWI

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  66. I can't speak for programmers or developers, but as a tech writer/editor I've never had any issues, and several programs (InDesign) work better on macs IMO.


    I like the premium feel of the hardware and the way all teh devices work together. That said, I don't like them enough to spend several thousand dollars switching over. I am looking forward to Windows 10 to see how that gets all my devices working together.

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  67. I work with servers a lot... so does everyone wheter they know it or not... the world would collapse if we relied on Apple for that sort of thing.

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  68. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Did things go south in the Daily Thread?

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  69. I debated about it. I never got into them until I saw the Beyond teh Lighted Stage documentary. I've gotten into a good bit of their music, but not enough to justify the money to go see them.

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  70. Yeah, but unlike the Authority or SuperCena, one thing you can say about Apple is that Steve jobs.

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  71. My cousin spent $1200 or whatever on the iPhone 6+ but refused to spend half that on a ticket to fly to his grandmother's funeral (and he always bragged that he was her favourite).

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  72. Stranger In The AlpsJune 8, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Don't they usually? I'm sure it went off the rails for a bit somewhere. I'm just taking a shot in the dark here.

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  73. YOU SOLD OUT, NEIL!

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  74. LOL. I'll take your word for it, that's a bit beyond my knowledge.


    When I bought a nicer tablet last summer (got sick of the Kindle Fire interface) I didn't want to buy an iPad unless I switched everything over, but i loved the feel in-hand. I came really close to buying a shitty Acer with awful specs just because they totally ripped off the build of the iPad. I couldn't do it, though - the screen lagged just from swiping from one screen to the next.


    Ended up buying the Galaxy Tab S for the scree. Holy shit is that a beauty. HATE the cheap plastic feel of Samsung, though.

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  75. Did you get interrupted?

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  76. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    I don't understand people that pay full price for a new iPhone every year. I skip a year and get the (slightly) cheaper price during my upgrade period every two years.

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  77. I don't even know.

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  78. It's some stupid status thing. They just HAVE to have the new Apple whatever so they can brag about it.

    When it comes down to it, it's just a phone.

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  79. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    So, the first gen Surface RT that I got from eBay a few months ago seems to be bugging out on me, with apps quitting out and causing me to reboot the system fairly often. I'm thinking of upgrading. Do I get a new Surface or do I go back to the iPad? It's all so expensive!

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  80. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    I get the status thing, I just don't get how people AFFORD it. My brother-in-law gets a new phone every year despite not having all that much in the way of income or a steady employment.


    When asked about it, he says, "I have my ways," which to me suggests he's either deep in credit card debt or is working as a male escort on the sly...

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  81. Apple is just the easiest to use

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  82. I, for one, welcome our new Apple overlords.

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  83. What do you use it for?

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  84. "I have my ways" almost *always* means "I carded it and don't want to talk about how I mismanage my finances".

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  85. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    The Surface has been great for getting work done away from the office and in places where I don't want to bring my laptop. But with the new job, there's a lot less out-of-office work going on.


    The last few months, it's basically been a tablet, using it to read comics, eBooks (Dilbert Pinkerton, baby!), play Solitaire and watch Netflix/Hulu (it's almost useless for the WWE Network, as WWE has no Network app for Windows).


    I do like the keyboard and connectivity to my laptop that the Surface gives me, though.

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  86. I would say if you DO end up using it for work, get a newer Surface (a non-RT). They are slick as hell.


    Otherwise, if it's just for home surfing and entertainment, I would get the iPad. Especially if you are an Amazon Prime customer. The iStore has an app for Amazon video.

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  87. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    The only thing that really bothers me about the Surface is selling the keyboard separately. I'm spending a minimum of $500 of this thing, you can't toss the keyboard in? Fucking robber barons.


    And! The keyboard for my Surface RT won't be compatible with a newer version. Fucking fuckers and the fucked-up fucks who fuck them.

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  88. A pretty popular and notable physicist.

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  89. Fortunately that's the first consideration, so every device accommodates that.

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  90. Plan dental!

    Lita necesita frenos!

    Ah, new languages.

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  91. Well, the original Surface kinda sucked a dick. Typical MS - they have to build something really bad to learn from it and get it right the next time.

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  92. I didn't even know that there were popular physicists.
    Unless Whatsizname in the wheelchair is a physicist. I'm aware of him.

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  93. I always thought Steve Jobs sounded like a gimmick Stevie Richards should have had.

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  94. I ran into a similar problem way back in college - I didn't realize they had an attendance policy (I was used to community college, where they didn't give a shit if I attended, it was all on me if I failed). I got an A in the class, but my attendance dragged me down to a D.


    Had to take the class again because it was a core requirement course for my major (English). When I took the class again, I met a professor who got me started on my career path and gave me invaluable advice. It all worked out in the end. It can for you too.

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  95. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    I took an algebra class in college, I had the highest test grade in the class, nothing less than a 95, and it was late enough in the day that I didn't mind going. But I never did the homework, despite knowing how to get all the answers.


    I got a D in that class. Fucking homework.

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  96. I had that thing and sold it within a month. Gross. My buddy's new Surface is miles better.

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  97. I hope they have cheese on this flight.

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  98. So is this like the brunch/early bird special thread?

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  99. I've never had a problem with an Apple product. Every Microsoft product I've used has found some way to crap out on me.

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  100. Professor Xavier isn't a physicist.

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  101. Psh, he's can't be a doctor. Like I'm going to trust my health to a man that doesn't even have hair!

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  102. The Surface is nice as Hell, but for comics and Netflix, it's hard to beat the iPad.

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  103. If the daily thread doesn't go off the rails, it's not a day ending in "y."

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  104. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    The thing I like about the Comixology app on the Surface, no one has updated it so you can't buy comics on the app, like on Apple devices. So, if I want to buy straight from the Surface, I can do that. Because no one cares about updated Windows apps.

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  105. I held on to my 4 so long that I felt okay about splurging for the 6+ the day it came out. It's one of my favorite purchases ever.

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  106. ADIOS PLAN DENTÀL

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  107. Honestly, I love Macs for programming. It's a reliable build of Unix and the GUI is really nice.

    I mean, yeah, I could get the same out of a Linux laptop, but I always end up fighting with Linux.

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  108. Orndorff was pretty damn good in his 90s WCW run. He had a lot of strong matches and in reality its not his fault or JYD's fault that something in that promotion didn't have the wherewithal to think these veterans could help get those young guys over.

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  109. OK, everyone can go home. Reply of the day.

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  110. Seniors show id for discount

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  111. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 8, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    I got a 6+, too, although I waited til the end of March to get mine. Such a great purchase. Totally worth it.

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  112. Batman's a scientist.

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  113. Thats a fair point. Not really taking anything away from Orndorff in ring.


    What I am really getting at is that they had this great little mix of younger guys who could take on the Horseman and made sense to be in Sting's corner in the feud, those guys got shafted to make room for Orndorff and JYD, both of whom were way past their prime and hadn't been any where near a major angle in major promotion in years.


    Where it could have been Sting, Luger, Pillman, The Steiners.. it bacame Sting, JYD, Orndorff, and El Gigante.

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  114. It would be cool if I could update my iphone from either my desk top or lap top, since they're both mine, just like my phone is. That would be fun.

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  115. Corned Biff HashJune 8, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Oomph. Just played a game of Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball with my brother on the SNES, Atlanta (me) away at Pittsburgh (him). He scored two runs in the first, I hit two solo homers, one in the fifth and one in the eighth to tie it up, then we went to the 15th before I hit a solo shot with Mark Lemke to go ahead for good. God bless the SNES.

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  116. Fuck Lemke that weasly little fuck...Yeah I'll never forget.

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  117. Corned Biff HashJune 8, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Don't worry, that rat fuck Derek Bell avenged y'all.

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  118. ARRRRGH THE BARBARIANJune 8, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Well, Apple doesn't have to give their product away for free every month while glad handing themselves, so there's that.

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  119. I know it's objectively a bad match, but for some reason I enjoy the JYD-Savage final of the Wrestling Classic

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  120. OPERATION SHUTDOWN!!!

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  121. Indiana come on raise up....

    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/witness-the-death-of-a-childs-future-in-this-walmart-1709884487

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  122. Credit card debt is the way that most people afford most things that you can't imagine how they afford it.


    I know couples that between them don't make as much as I do, and my wife also works, and they have more toys than I do by far.

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  123. There was a pretty cool Kamala - Hogan match at MSG back in the mid 80's.

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  124. I just mentioned this above, there is a good Hogan - Kamala match.

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  125. I can't remember. What did he do?

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  126. I'm wondering that too. He was one of the "innocent" ones.

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  128. Had Orndorff not come back briefly to "fire" Heenan and job to Rude in the WWF for a few months in 1987, he might have been a much bigger deal in his WCW run. He still would have been a main event guy after that Hogan run, could have been a decent horseman... Or Black Scorpian!

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  129. Right.... I feel bad slagging on Orndorff.. He was decent in WCW, he just lacked out of the aura that he had in the 80's. You are right, if he had more of a run before he left the WWE and then debuted as the Black Scorpion.... Minus the lame magic shit, just an unknown masked man who declares war on Sting....


    Then YES he could have had a major run in WCW.


    JYD was still dogshit at this point.

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  130. Seriously? Bundy was sneaking up on 5 bills, but he needed a chain to put Lawler down?

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  131. Hold it. Andre hit Earthquake's finish off the top rope? I wouldn't take that bump with a gun to my head. (I know, Andre never injured anyone in life, but still, no.)

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