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July 29, 2006

WSOP Starts in Las Vegas

8580 entries into the WSOP Main Event. Top prize of over 11.5 Million. Not quite playing a home game. Chances of a repeat? My chances of qualifying failed. Free cash flow doesn't allow me to enter either. Maybe in another 5 years I will enter when the field is only 10,000 plus.

July 23, 2006

Random Quote

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self delusion and ignorance which does harm. "

- Marcus Aurelius

July 22, 2006

Feared Causes of Death

I guess if you were to forecast and get your wish on how to pass away, you might choose one of the following: Feared deaths rather than giving up one of the vices that lead to more deaths.

July 15, 2006

Big East Schedule 2006-2007 Opponents

MU's 2006-'07 BIG EAST OPPONENTS: Home-and-Home
Pittsburgh: One of the best teams in the Big East. Shoule be tough both times. We played well last year at Pitt losing in the final minutes. We beat them at the BC, but I wouldn't count on that outcome as a given since the talent they return is much better. Louisville: good to see a Conference USA rival thrown in. Last year DePaul was the Home-Home from CUSA. A much more difficult opponent but we seem to play well both at Louisville and home. Providence: No gimmie here. Close enough for the Boston area Alumni, but it depends on the dates and times.

Home only
Syracuse: I know at least one MU Alumni who is jumping for joy at this game. First time for MU. We missed them last year. Villanova: A return to the BC after we played well at the highly ranked Wildcats. We played well but were just not up to the task to pull off the top ten upset. West Virginia and Rutgers the two losses we could have played much better in. Sure WV had guns blazing from three point land with a record assault. Without a couple of Seniors (Pittsnoggle and Gansey) we'll see how they do. Douby and the snowed out Blizzard of '06 game that packed the 1100 die hards into the RAC are traveling so they can get snowed on Milwaukee style. Seton Hall was a generous win, and hopefully they will continue the poor play and give MU a much needed Big East conference win. No worries against the floundering Pirates even though they appear to be all of the rage now.

Road only
Connecticut: Toughest game in the Big East. We won't see another 49 point outburst from Steve Novak, who by the way was drafted by the Houston Rockets. Nice job Steve. DePaul: We still own them, whether it's in Chicago or Milwaukee, Georgetown: Scrappy, MU like, up and coming, tough nosed, Jesuit, solid team. No gimmie, but another team that steps up in conference play. Notre Dame: One of the toughest luck sub .500 Big East team. The total of the losses was crazy. Hopefully we can pull off another win against our Biggest Rival this side of Cincinnati, USF: Always nice to have at least one conference cupcake in a warm weather destination. We never seem to play well in Florida but seeing how they played last year, you have to put this under the win column.

Will not play
Cincinnati, St. John's. See you guys next year. Cincinnati is in transition with the coach and program and St. John's is a doormat. If you were to pick teams we wouldn't want to play, St. John's is atop my list.

July 14, 2006

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c1230) is a day that commemorates and/or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same day of the year as the initial event.

Many anniversaries have special names. Generally speaking the longer the period, the more precious and/or durable the material associated with it.

1 year is a paper anniversary
2 years is a cotton anniversary
3 years is a leather anniversary
4 years is a linen anniversary
5 years is a wood anniversary
6 years is an iron anniversary
7 years is a wool anniversary
8 years is a bronze anniversary
9 years is a copper anniversary
10 years is a tin (or aluminium) anniversary
11 years is a steel anniversary
12 years is a silk anniversary
13 years is a lace anniversary
14 years is an ivory anniversary
15 years is a crystal anniversary
17 years is a turquoise anniversary
20 years is a china (porcelain) anniversary
25 years is a Silver Jubilee or silver wedding anniversary
30 years is a pearl anniversary
35 years is a coral (or jade) anniversary
40 years is a ruby anniversary
45 years is a sapphire anniversary
50 years is a Golden Jubilee - not to be confused with the 'golden birthday' (not at a fixed age)
55 years is an emerald anniversary
60 years is a Diamond Jubilee
65 years is a Blue Sapphire anniversary
70 years is a Platinum Jubilee.
75 years is a Diamond wedding anniversary
80 years is an Oak wedding anniversary

As for me:
The length of time since your date is:
27 years, 10 months, 4 weeks, 0 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes and 0 seconds
Which is equivalent to:
880,847,340 seconds
14,680,789 minutes
244,679.82 hours
10,194.99 days
1,456.43 weeks
334.94 months
27.91 (Earth) years
115.85 Mercurian years
45.31 Venusian years
14.84 Marsian Years
2.35 Jovian yars
0.95 Saturnian years
0.17 Neptunian years
0.11 Plutonian years

Your Next Anniversaries
Sorted by Units
You will be this old On this date Days left
seconds 900,000,000 Wednesday, 21 February 2007 222
minutes 20,000,000 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 3,694
hours 300,000 Sunday, 04 November 2012 2,305
days 20,000 Wednesday, 18 May 2033 9,805
weeks 2,000 Tuesday, 13 December 2016 3,805
months 400 Thursday, 15 December 2011 1,980
years 30 Friday, 15 August 2008 763
Mercurian years 200 Thursday, 22 October 2026 7,405
Venusian years 50 Wednesday, 03 June 2009 1,055
Martian years 20 Monday, 28 March 2016 3,545
Jovian years 3 Saturday, 19 April 2014 2,836
Saturnian years 1 Thursday, 07 February 2008 573
Neptunian years 0.2 Sunday, 07 August 2011 1,850
Plutonian years 0.2 Sunday, 21 May 2028 7,982

For sooner anniversary dates,
opt to show 'Lesser Anniversaries' and re-calculate
Your Next Anniversaries
Sorted by Days Left
Date Relevant figure Days left
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 900,000,000 seconds 222
Thursday, 07 February 2008 1 Saturnian years 573
Friday, 15 August 2008 30 years 763
Wednesday, 03 June 2009 50 Venusian years 1,055
Sunday, 07 August 2011 0.2 Neptunian years 1,850
Thursday, 15 December 2011 400 months 1,980
Sunday, 04 November 2012 300,000 hours 2,305
Saturday, 19 April 2014 3 Jovian years 2,836
Monday, 28 March 2016 20 Martian years 3,545
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 20,000,000 minutes 3,694
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 2,000 weeks 3,805
Thursday, 22 October 2026 200 Mercurian years 7,405
Sunday, 21 May 2028 0.2 Plutonian years 7,982
Wednesday, 18 May 2033 20,000 days 9,805

Your Next Anniversaries
Sorted by Days Left
Date Relevant figure Days left
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 28 years 32
Sunday, 27 August 2006 0.17 Neptunian years 44
Saturday, 28 October 2006 890,000,000 seconds 106
Wednesday, 01 November 2006 15 Martian years 110
Friday, 15 December 2006 340 months 154
Saturday, 16 December 2006 46 Venusian years 155
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 15,000,000 minutes 222
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 250,000 hours 222
Tuesday, 15 May 2007 1,500 weeks 305
Saturday, 14 July 2007 120 Mercurian years 365
Thursday, 07 February 2008 1 Saturnian years 573
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 0.12 Plutonian years 711
Friday, 26 September 2008 11,000 days 805
Saturday, 19 April 2014 3 Jovian years 2,836

July 09, 2006

Disappointing Finish

Certainly not the way I would have liked the final between France and Italy to end. WTF was up with the headbut to the dude? PK's to determine who is #1. Not in my opinion. Germany played as well as expected on Saturday. That was a fun game to watch.

The Men's and Women's Wimbeldon finals were alright in their own respect. Nothing much for Nadal against a much better and calmer Federer.

July 06, 2006

Secrets for Sale

Probably not the smartest way to sell the confidential information from some Coke executives. I just wonder how people so stupid can get promoted to pull these stunts off. Details here.

July 05, 2006

Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July. I hope everyone had some awesome fireworks displays, because Boston does one of the best every year. Tonight's show was AWESOME! Good music with the Boston Pops, Aerosmith, some Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego vocalists, and some great fireworks music to match the display. I just wish they did this more often.