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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:03 pm

Topic reminds me of the ending of the joke about the hunter and the bear....
"You really don't come up here to hunt... do you?"
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:13 pm

Mr Bill wrote:
"You really don't come up here to hunt... do you?"

That sums up every whm thread pretty well.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:28 pm

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...especially football and wrestling.

Football: as much a strategy sport as a physical one. Games play like a turn based RPG. Each team selects a play (move), then they execute the play.

Wrestling: basically LARPing.

Does that help?
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm

Heiwashin wrote:
Mr Bill wrote:
"You really don't come up here to hunt... do you?"

That sums up every whm thread pretty well.

I LOLed.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:08 pm

Heiwashin wrote:
Mr Bill wrote:
"You really don't come up here to hunt... do you?"

That sums up every whm thread pretty well.

:P Perfect response.

Seriously, though, there are a lot of us "normies" that like/work in tech and also like to watch/play sports. GADZOOKS.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:33 pm

superjawes wrote:
Wrestling: basically LARPing.


Thanks superjawes. I'll never be able to un-see it.
 
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:14 pm

superjawes wrote:
Wrestling: basically LARPing.


You mean the WWE.

I was an amateur wrestler for 15 years, and I can assure you, it's not that similar to LARPing.

Oh btw, I'm a tech nerd too. GASP! SPORTS AND TECH ZOMG THOSE DON'T EXIST. I also swam, played football, basketball, golfed, got a 4.0 in high school, and a Physics degree. So, piss off with your stereotypes. If you don't like something that's totally fine. To assume that because people here enjoy tech means they don't like sports is ignorant.

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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:20 pm

DancinJack wrote:

edit: btw, JBI's venn made me lol (actually out loud)


So that's LOLOL?
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:26 pm

DancinJack wrote:
superjawes wrote:
Wrestling: basically LARPing.


You mean the WWE.

I was an amateur wrestler for 15 years, and I can assure you, it's not that similar to LARPing.

Oh btw, I'm a tech nerd too. GASP! SPORTS AND TECH ZOMG THOSE DON'T EXIST. I also swam, played football, basketball, golfed, got a 4.0 in high school, and a Physics degree. So, piss off with your stereotypes. If you don't like something that's totally fine. To assume that because people here enjoy tech means they don't like sports is ignorant.

edit: btw, JBI's venn made me lol (actually out loud)

I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone, but I think that if we give an IQ test, people who watch WWE and Football will score lower then everybody else.
 
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:29 pm

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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:29 pm

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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:41 pm

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I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone, but I think that if we give an IQ test, people who watch WWE and Football will score lower then everybody else.

Duuuude. I'm seriously gonna circle back to the weed, but at this point i'm sure that you don't have enough.

I still think you should consider mushrooms, toad, or some other severe hallucinogens because i think they could maybe tweak your perspective on things a bit.

If those don't work out there's always electro convulsive therapy too.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:53 pm

whm1974 wrote:
I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone, but I think that if we give an IQ test, people who watch WWE and Football will score lower then everybody else.

But then, why would I go to a television for template-driven soap opera when you keep creating these threads for free?
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 pm

What, 'Days of Our Lives'-style? Makes me wonder whether smearing my glasses with Vaseline would help...
 
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:33 pm

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Hawkwing74 wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
given to me by the Knights of Columbus when I was 18 for Xmas. I gave it to my 8 year old brother.

My point is...did you try it? Did you try any sports? You can't say you hate something if you never tried it.

Yes I was forced to play sports against my will during PE. :evil:


Oh cry me a river. Next you'll say a baseball beat you up and took your lunch money.

edit: ****, there's a whole other page full of responses. :lol:
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:03 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
Hawkwing74 wrote:
My point is...did you try it? Did you try any sports? You can't say you hate something if you never tried it.

Yes I was forced to play sports against my will during PE. :evil:


Oh cry me a river. Next you'll say a baseball beat you up and took your lunch money.

edit: ****, there's a whole other page full of responses. :lol:


Like it even matters. You could just respond to the OP without any regard to anything happening since then and it would be about as on track as anything else that happens in a whm thread. :lol:
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:03 pm

I started playing hockey at the ripe old age of 45. I was intimidated by sports guys as they were so obsessed and I knew nothing about it, and none of my friends were into it. I should have ignored all that and started when I was in high school like I wanted. I absolutely LOVE playing hockey, but just too damn old to be good enough to say I am anything but a Z-league player.

Al least I can now skate backwards proficiently and have occasionally accidentally scored. I have been told I have gone from clueless to being annoyingly good at getting in the way.
 
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:38 pm

whm1974 wrote:
I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone

whm1974 (in the first post of this thread) wrote:
After all true geeks and nerds have a strong disdain for people that like or play sports

Uhh... you didn't say "some true geeks and nerds", so yes, you indeed implied that it's an across the board thing.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:44 pm

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whm1974 wrote:
I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone

whm1974 (in the first post of this thread) wrote:
After all true geeks and nerds have a strong disdain for people that like or play sports

Uhh... you didn't say "some true geeks and nerds", so yes, you indeed implied that it's an across the board thing.

OK I forgot to included the word "most".
 
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:57 pm

whm1974 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone

whm1974 (in the first post of this thread) wrote:
After all true geeks and nerds have a strong disdain for people that like or play sports

Uhh... you didn't say "some true geeks and nerds", so yes, you indeed implied that it's an across the board thing.

OK I forgot to included the word "most".

Even "most" is probably a stretch.

Higher percentage than among the general population? Sure, I could believe that.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:55 pm

whm1974 wrote:
I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone, but I think that if we give an IQ test, people who watch WWE and Football will score lower then everybody else.

I think you need to reevaluate your world view.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:36 am

that's the section where we talk about sports in video games right ?
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

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that's the section where we talk about sports in video games right ?

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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:09 am

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https://i.imgur.com/aoj3gte.jpg

True nerds don't use JPEG for line art.
 
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:00 am

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True nerds don't use JPEG for line art.

Didn't you see the image? There's no such thing as a true nerd!
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:17 am

Why do we have a sports section?

Cars = CRASHES
Thrown balls = PHYSICS
Teams = STATISTICS

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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:34 am

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OK I'm wondering why there is a sport's section on a geek site? After all true geeks and nerds have a strong disdain for people that like or play sports, especially football and wrestling.

Can you guys clear this up for me?


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WTF!?

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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:14 am

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Teams = STATISTICS

Don't tell whm that there are organizations that constantly work to better understand (and more importantly predict) athletes' performance. Mathematical formulas that try to quantify a player's value and his contributions to his team. There's a recent, decidedly-geeky podcast talking about the different methods that groups use to determine player value as wins above replacement-level players (usually referred to as WAR).

But no, this doofus has it right. True Geeks would never engage in sport. :roll:
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:45 am

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 am

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True nerds don't use JPEG for line art.

That actually occurred to me when I downloaded it to make my modified version. I re-compressed it with JPEG after the edit anyway figuring most of the damage was already done, and that compression artifacts had likely already ruined the chances of getting a better compression ratio out of PNG.

Chrispy_ wrote:
Didn't you see the image? There's no such thing as a true nerd!

I suppose if I'd been a true nerd, I would've at least tried both and chosen whichever one resulted in a smaller file, or processed the image to remove compression artifacts, making it more amenable to PNG. :wink:
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