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There's good news for tackle football fans, as the NFL and the referees' union have reached a tentative deal, and tonight's game will be officiated by professionals, rather than the well-meaning but frightfully incompetent replacement refs. This might have impacted last week's outcomes if it had happened in time for those games, but either way, the number of crazy upsets make this an interesting season to have challenged folks to pick games. This is evidenced by Creston and Jivaro tying for best record for the week at 8-8 (imagine if we were using the point spread!), while Mag and I were 7-9, and Cutter followed two weeks of dominance with a disastrous 4-12. Here are my pre-caffeinated picks for this week: Ravens, Falcons, Patriots, Lions, Texans, Chiefs, 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals, Broncos, Bengals, Packers, Bucs, Giants, Cowboys.

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16. Re: Hyperloop Sep 27, 2012, 18:38 1badmf
jdreyer wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 16:49:
It sounds intriguing. I wonder what his idea is. My thought is that is a kind of train in a mostly vacuum sealed tube to eliminate friction and maintain stability. That's the only way I see they'd be able to maintain the 900 mph speeds they want to attain safely. You'd think that something like this would be tried first on the east coast though, where the ground is much more stable. California just seems too unstable to develop such a system having multiple major fault lines running through it.

a vacuum along a thousand miles of tubing? unlikely. i think more likely he found a way to move air through the tube at that speed with reasonable safety, then you just drop a pod into the stream and whoof! off you go.

next year i think blue needs to run a bluesnews fantasy league!
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