Personal computing discussed

Moderator: Captain Ned

 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 23870
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

March Madness 2014

Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:03 am

I'd love to be able to announce & invite, but Yahoo seems to be waiting longer than normal this year. News as soon as Yahoo unplugs.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
Hawkwing74
Silver subscriber
His Holy Gerbilness
Posts: 13296
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:51 pm
Location: Streamwood, IL

Re: March Madness 2014

Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:43 am

I'd like in, when you get it going.

I'm doing my billion dollar challenge picks. (Only 1 in several quintillion odds!!)
 
Flatland_Spider
Graphmaster Gerbil
Posts: 1324
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:33 pm

Re: March Madness 2014

Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:53 pm

I'm stuck waiting to see if my team will make it in. There's nothing like waiting until the end of the season to make a run.
 
lonleyppl
Gerbil XP
Posts: 380
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:59 pm

Re: March Madness 2014

Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:20 pm

I'm pretty excited for this year. Last year we were a bubble team, and ended up a #1 seed in the NIT. This year we should be a fairly high seed in the real tournament!
Lenovo W520
IBM dx340
Nokia Lumia 928
Sony a7 with far too many lenses to list or even count
 
DancinJack
Gold subscriber
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2589
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: Kansas

Re: March Madness 2014

Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:11 pm

lonleyppl wrote:
I'm pretty excited for this year. Last year we were a bubble team, and ended up a #1 seed in the NIT. This year we should be a fairly high seed in the real tournament!


UVA?
i7 6700K - Z170 - 16GiB DDR4 - GTX 1080 - 512GB SSD - 256GB SSD - 500GB SSD - 3TB HDD- 27" IPS G-sync - Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu/Mint x64
2015 13" rMBP Sierra
Sony RX100
 
lonleyppl
Gerbil XP
Posts: 380
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:59 pm

Re: March Madness 2014

Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:43 pm

DancinJack wrote:
lonleyppl wrote:
I'm pretty excited for this year. Last year we were a bubble team, and ended up a #1 seed in the NIT. This year we should be a fairly high seed in the real tournament!


UVA?


That'd be it. Since Tennessee, the season has been pretty exciting. I wasn't able to get a ticket to the Syracuse game (they're free through a lottery system), but the excitement around grounds for the team this year is awesome. I'm really looking forward to the rest of tournament season.

Edit: Just saw the score of the 'Cuse-GT game. That's not helpful...
Lenovo W520
IBM dx340
Nokia Lumia 928
Sony a7 with far too many lenses to list or even count
 
DancinJack
Gold subscriber
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2589
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: Kansas

Re: March Madness 2014

Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:39 pm

lonleyppl wrote:
That'd be it. Since Tennessee, the season has been pretty exciting. I wasn't able to get a ticket to the Syracuse game (they're free through a lottery system), but the excitement around grounds for the team this year is awesome. I'm really looking forward to the rest of tournament season.

Edit: Just saw the score of the 'Cuse-GT game. That's not helpful...


I watched the 'Cuse game this past weekend. That was pretty fun. I've never been a fan of Syracuse though.

Enjoy the success. It's really fun that something as simple as basketball can bring so many people together. Basketball was huge at my college. Honestly, it even helped my grades a lot of the time.
i7 6700K - Z170 - 16GiB DDR4 - GTX 1080 - 512GB SSD - 256GB SSD - 500GB SSD - 3TB HDD- 27" IPS G-sync - Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu/Mint x64
2015 13" rMBP Sierra
Sony RX100
 
Looking for Knowledge
Silver subscriber
Darth Gerbil
Posts: 7026
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:31 am
Location: AM's underground complex
Contact:

Re: March Madness 2014

Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:53 pm

Please count me in once this is green lighted.
Probably PUI. Definitely an كافر
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 23870
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:22 am

OK, pool is created but Yahoo! is being a pain about sending invites. In case you don't get an invite:

[TR] Travelers
Group # 24364
PW: damage
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
idchafee
Gold subscriber
His Holy Gerbilness
Posts: 13933
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:39 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:47 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
OK, pool is created but Yahoo! is being a pain about sending invites. In case you don't get an invite:



What if you got 14? :o :o :lol:
YOU CAN RUPTURE SOMEONE'S SPLEEN WITH A WATER BALLOON!!!!
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 23870
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:16 pm

idchafee wrote:
What if you got 14? :o :o :lol:

Really? I've probably tried that many times but never once has Yahoo! told me that I was successful in my attempt.

To all: If I've spammed your inboxen, blame Yahoo! and their crappy tools.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
BerserkBen
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 854
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:40 am
Location: Detroit

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:18 pm

I got my 15th invite about 4 hours after the first 14 arrived. Looks like Captain Ned is in desperate need for some friends to play with him!
 
JustAnEngineer
Gold subscriber
Gerbil God
Posts: 16838
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:24 pm

Yahoo! is demanding that I authorize them to SPAM text me at least twice a week as a condition for joining the tourney pick'em. I don't think so.
i7-6700K, NT06-Pro, GA-Z170N-Gaming5, 32 GiB, 980Ti, SM951, 5TB HDD, Blu-ray, FTZ01, SX600-G, 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 23870
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:06 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Yahoo! is demanding that I authorize them to SPAM text me at least twice a week as a condition for joining the tourney pick'em. I don't think so.

Yeah, I had to do that just to get the pool up & running.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
BerserkBen
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 854
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:40 am
Location: Detroit

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:37 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Yahoo! is demanding that I authorize them to SPAM text me at least twice a week as a condition for joining the tourney pick'em. I don't think so.


I'm with you.
 
DancinJack
Gold subscriber
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2589
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: Kansas

Re: March Madness 2014

Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:02 pm

I also got 15 whatever invites. Thanks Ned!
i7 6700K - Z170 - 16GiB DDR4 - GTX 1080 - 512GB SSD - 256GB SSD - 500GB SSD - 3TB HDD- 27" IPS G-sync - Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu/Mint x64
2015 13" rMBP Sierra
Sony RX100
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 23870
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: March Madness 2014

Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:20 pm

OK folks, NCAA has set the brackets and it's time to pick yours.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
JustAnEngineer
Gold subscriber
Gerbil God
Posts: 16838
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Re: March Madness 2014

Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:32 pm

My Alma Mater's team hasn't looked the part for significant chunks of their past few games, but the NCAA seeded them #1 overall. Beating Kentucky three times in one season is pretty sweet. Let's hope that the seniors and Coach Donovan can keep bringing them back to win when they lapse during the next six games.
i7-6700K, NT06-Pro, GA-Z170N-Gaming5, 32 GiB, 980Ti, SM951, 5TB HDD, Blu-ray, FTZ01, SX600-G, 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
 
lex-ington
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2923
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, ON

Re: March Madness 2014

Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:49 pm

I would love to join you guys, but I ma not giving Yahoo my cell number for verification or any other reason.......tired of their security crap everytime I want to do something.
. . . this is the digital projection of your mental self. . . .

Darth Lex-idius vs. Obi Lex kanobi
 
DancinJack
Gold subscriber
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2589
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: Kansas

Re: March Madness 2014

Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:12 pm

lex-ington wrote:
I would love to join you guys, but I ma not giving Yahoo my cell number for verification or any other reason.......tired of their security crap everytime I want to do something.


I added mine, then immediately deleted it from my account after it let me in. Not sure if that will still get me crap sent to my phone.
i7 6700K - Z170 - 16GiB DDR4 - GTX 1080 - 512GB SSD - 256GB SSD - 500GB SSD - 3TB HDD- 27" IPS G-sync - Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu/Mint x64
2015 13" rMBP Sierra
Sony RX100
 
idchafee
Gold subscriber
His Holy Gerbilness
Posts: 13933
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:39 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Re: March Madness 2014

Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:54 pm

lex-ington wrote:
I would love to join you guys, but I ma not giving Yahoo my cell number for verification or any other reason.......tired of their security crap everytime I want to do something.


I put in my work fax number
YOU CAN RUPTURE SOMEONE'S SPLEEN WITH A WATER BALLOON!!!!
 
Hawkwing74
Silver subscriber
His Holy Gerbilness
Posts: 13296
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:51 pm
Location: Streamwood, IL

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:37 pm

Upset on the very first game eliminated my billion dollar bracket. But I am currently atop the TR standings with idchafee!
 
mattshwink
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 158
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:54 am
Location: Alexandria, VA

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:36 pm

4 Games in, ESPN reports that only 5.7% of there ~11 million brackets are still perfect. Looks like Warren can breathe easy.....
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 23870
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: March Madness 2014

Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:27 pm

I've poked around, but I can't find any setting that lets us see other pool member's brackets. Can't understand why Yahoo would change that.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
idchafee
Gold subscriber
His Holy Gerbilness
Posts: 13933
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:39 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Re: March Madness 2014

Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:34 am

Captain Ned wrote:
I've poked around, but I can't find any setting that lets us see other pool member's brackets. Can't understand why Yahoo would change that.


I thought I was just being stupid
YOU CAN RUPTURE SOMEONE'S SPLEEN WITH A WATER BALLOON!!!!
 
DancinJack
Gold subscriber
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2589
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: Kansas

Re: March Madness 2014

Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:41 am

The changes Yahoo has made to their fantasy stuff the past year or so have almost all been bad. Really disappointed to be honest. Football, baseball, and this Tourney stuff aren't as good as they have been in the past.
i7 6700K - Z170 - 16GiB DDR4 - GTX 1080 - 512GB SSD - 256GB SSD - 500GB SSD - 3TB HDD- 27" IPS G-sync - Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu/Mint x64
2015 13" rMBP Sierra
Sony RX100
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 23870
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: March Madness 2014

Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:04 pm

OK, they're up now, and you can see my big mistake.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
Hawkwing74
Silver subscriber
His Holy Gerbilness
Posts: 13296
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:51 pm
Location: Streamwood, IL

Re: March Madness 2014

Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:48 pm

Duke down, there goes part of my pool.
 
mattshwink
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 158
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:54 am
Location: Alexandria, VA

Re: March Madness 2014

Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:22 pm

ESPN has 6 out of 11 million brackets as still perfect, 3/4 way through the 2nd round....which is .000054% still perfect. Looks like everyone's bracket is busted....
 
idchafee
Gold subscriber
His Holy Gerbilness
Posts: 13933
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:39 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Re: March Madness 2014

Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:03 pm

so far so good. Cincinnati is going to hurt
YOU CAN RUPTURE SOMEONE'S SPLEEN WITH A WATER BALLOON!!!!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests