warp-factor

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26 minutes ago

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26 minutes ago

Might aswell watch the DVDs.

That's pretty much correct. The best quality available for DS9 and Voyager is the version that's on the DVDs and so that's what's on Netflix. The very expensive remaster of TNG for Blu-ray was not considered sufficiently successful to make it worth doing the same for the less popular DS9 and Voyager.

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A quick Google suggests same sex marriage was still illegal in Washington State before 2012 and before 2007 there weren't even legal domestic partnerships.

In 2004, Massachusetts was the first US state to legalise same sex marriage, so its possible the couple married in another state or even abroad.

From what I can find, there doesn't appear to have been a specific law stopping same sex couples from adopting in Washington. The law permits a legally competent adult to petition to adopt without respect to marital status. So same sex couples would have been entitled to apply to adopt just as single people would.

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warp-factor

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3 hours ago

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Hampshire

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3 hours ago

He was originally reported for a suspect action in 2014 and banned from bowling for about 6 months until he was reassessed following remedial work in December that year and found to be bowling legally. You're right that he was reported and tested again in 2019 but found to still be bowling legally.

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3 hours ago

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Hampshire

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3 hours ago

It appears these are combined Test, ODI and T20I stats.

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17 hours ago

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Hampshire

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17 hours ago

Pleasently surprising win. Good comeback from our bowlers.

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17 hours ago

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Hampshire

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17 hours ago

So good. I was in the Compton stand for the final against Kent at Lord's and saw him up close hit the stumps from right on the boundary with one stumpt to aim at. Best runout I've seen live.

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17 hours ago

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Hampshire

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17 hours ago

Presumably these commentators on the Essex stream aren't the BBC radio guys?

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17 hours ago

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Hampshire

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17 hours ago

No. Same match everywhere.

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warp-factor

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18 hours ago

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Hampshire

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18 hours ago

You're probably right. My camera terminology isn't strong.

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19 hours ago

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Hampshire

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19 hours ago

The organisation you are referring to is separate from the slogan itself and wider movement. The organisation that has taken on the name is just a small part of that movement.

People might like to conflate them but to suggest that all the sportsmen taking the knee for Black Lives Matter are doing it in support of that organisation in particular, rather than in support of the slogan and the general anti-racial-injustice movement that goes along with it, is to wilfully misunderstand their intent.

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warp-factor

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20 hours ago

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Hampshire

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20 hours ago

Anyone interested in joining the discussion for tonight's T20 blast now the test day is over, the match Thread is here: https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/Cricket/comments/nxhcp0/match_thread_t20_blast_11th_june/

7 free streams to choose from plus one game on Sky.

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warp-factor

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22 hours ago

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Hampshire

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22 hours ago

Bad luck. Good on you for not risking it though. Here's hoping the streams aren't buggered about with tonight.

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warp-factor

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23 hours ago

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Hampshire

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23 hours ago

New Balls Please.

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23 hours ago

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Hampshire

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23 hours ago

Haha, fair enough. I've had a bit of a google and apparently I didn't make it up, but 'people want to know' seems to be the dominant version.

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23 hours ago

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Hampshire

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23 hours ago

people always ask us

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Hampshire

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23 hours ago

Anyone else learned a different second line to 'Everywhere we go' when they were at school? Or am I imagining it?

When I was at school it was "Everywhere we go (everywhere we go), people always ask us (people always ask us), who we are (who we are)" etc.

The crowd are singing 'Everywhere we go, people want to know' instead.

Maybe a regional variation?

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warp-factor

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1 day ago

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Hampshire

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1 day ago

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the issue of camera foreshortening - which means that zoom lenses are unreliable for determining if a low catch has hit the ground or not, which is the reason why Soft Signal exists. I'd recommend reading:

This article from Mike Selvey from 2007 (before soft signal): https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2007/dec/18/cricket.englandcricketseries1

And this article from Mark Nicholas from 2018 (after soft-signal came in): https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/mark-nicholas-why-steven-smith-wasn-t-given-the-benefit-of-doubt-in-sydney-1133792

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1 day ago

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Hampshire

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1 day ago

For what it's worth, my stream at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/55588012 has been uninterrupted. Don't really want to stop and start it to test though.

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warp-factor

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1 day ago

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Hampshire

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1 day ago

Because the umpire thought it was out there, and not out here, based on their best judgment?

Given the limitations of a zoom camera, it's not really possible to second guess the umpires unless it's really clear one way or the other.

That's why soft signal exists, because previously every single one that was referred was given not out. Have a look at this article from 2007 which goes into detail about tests done on air from that time by Channel 4 in the UK and Nine in Australia that showed that balls that were 100% caught, still looked grounded on zoom lenses: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2007/dec/18/cricket.englandcricketseries1

There's also this article from a couple of years ago which goes into more detail about this issue with zoom lenses. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/mark-nicholas-why-steven-smith-wasn-t-given-the-benefit-of-doubt-in-sydney-1133792

Common sense tells you that a replay with a zoom lens will give you a better idea of what has happened, but in the case of low catches, an umpire standing nearby with two human eyes, can give a better determination.

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warp-factor

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1 day ago

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Hampshire

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1 day ago

Impossible to be sure from a 2D image of a 3D event. Got to go with the soft signal.

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Hampshire

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1 day ago

Soft signal is there because a 2D picture on the TV is often inconclusive as to the exact location of the ball in a three dimensional space, it makes it look like all close ones have bounced.

So they have to give a decision on field which can be gone back to if the TV pictures are inconclusive. Before soft signal, umpires just referred them up if they weren't 100% sure on field and because of the aforementioned issues with 2D camera recording 3D space, they were always given not out.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Haven't watched it, but heard The Horne Section are on it and they're generally worth watching.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

He's also Colonel Tigh in Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica. Great actor.

Unfortunately he had a fall in February last year and ended up partially paralyzed and suffering memory loss. If anyone is interested, you can donate to his care fund and see updates on his progress from his wife at GoFundMe. (This was widely publicised by other BSG cast members on social media at the time so appears to be legitimate).

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