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Ranking Soccer Players By Following the Bouncing Ball

p1ckk just about pointless (142 comments)

for anyone but midfielders. Defenders, and forwards performance cannot be judged solely on their passing and if that results in a goal. e.g. Filipo Inzaghi, he stands offside for 85 minutes, barely in the game only makes a couple of passes that may or may not find their target but as soon as there is a loose ball in the box he is there to put it in the net. a defender marks a striker out of the game, hardly touches the ball because the opposition could never pass it to the player he was marking, defender has had a brilliant game, but this will say he has been average because he only made a few passes and none led to a shot.

more than 4 years ago
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How a Virginia Law Firm Outpaces the MPAA at Suing Over Movie Downloads

p1ckk Re:This makes no sense... (237 comments)

the main reason hurt locker did poorly at the box office was that they only initially released it in four theatres and they didn't make nearly enough copies of the film. the lawsuit is them trying to make up for their own stupidity

more than 4 years ago
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Where To Start In DIY Electronics?

p1ckk If you're keen on RF stuff (301 comments)

Then I would suggest getting a breadboard and starting to build some oscillators, LEDs and phototransistors can be a good way to learn about modulation, small and easy to get something going. other than that 1, don't let the smoke out 2, be wary of inductors, it is quite easy to accidentally let one discharge back through your circuit and fry everything

more than 4 years ago
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The Gamebook Writers Who Nearly Invented the MMO

p1ckk Glad this never came out (72 comments)

I was a big fan of the books, if this game had been made I doubt that I would have made it through school. Would have been a bigger time sink than civ and championship manager combined

more than 4 years ago

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Google's Pac-man ate 4,819,352 man hours

p1ckk p1ckk writes  |  more than 4 years ago

p1ckk (1786702) writes "Last Friday, Google changed its logo on the search page into a playable pac-man game to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic game.

Now, an outfit called RescueTimehas done a bit of analysis of the happening and decided that the cost of Google users noodling about on Pac-man rather than doing proper work was a staggering $120,483,800."

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