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In Topic: Resort Fees - how are these still legal?

Yesterday, 11:26 PM

If you're looking for a place on the strip, I haven't verified recently, but I think the Best Western Casino Royale does not have resort fees.

In Topic: stat guys - - need some help here

28 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

1-(3/4*3/4*3/4) or 37/64 or 57.8%

This, or 100% if I've got a tee time scheduled in one of those places.

In Topic: Patriots being investigated after Colts game

24 January 2015 - 07:35 AM

Personally I doubt the ref actually took a gage to all the balls. It's a mundane task that nobody cared about till now. If it was really important, they'd have records for every ball measured and they could produce those records in 5 minutes and the Rodgers quote on national TV would have prompted at least some action.

I think the ref only checked one (1) ball and the Patriots knew that's what he would ask for and he would just ask them to hand him a ball, which meant they could cherry pick the only in-spec ball. Nobody tampered with the balls after because they didn't need to. Brady had 11 balls he liked. Whether he did or didn't know they were out of spec, I doubt we'll ever know.

In Topic: Patriots being investigated after Colts game

22 January 2015 - 09:53 AM

I just don't see any punishments being handed down without evidence that someone working for the Patriots actually deflated the balls. Unless I've missed something, the evidence would be some video of the act, someone stating that they saw someone do it, or someone admitting that they did it. I just don't see any of those things happening.


It wouldn't surprise me if there are a lot of unhappy QB's in the future as the NFL implements new restrictions on what can & cannot be done to customize the balls.


Way too much public wailing for a relatively (IMO) minor event.


If it were really that important and left up to me. I would measure and record (balls must be serialized) before the game, at halftime and after the game. Over time you'd be able to figure out when non-random changes occur. Then I'd launch an investigation.

In Topic: People that stand in the aisle as soon as flight lands.

21 January 2015 - 10:03 AM

Ok, since the flyers are here.  My ear won't pop.  I am functionally dizzy and having a hard time sitting up straight.  I doubt very much I have an infection because I was perfectly healthy the entire time but it's possible.  If this doesn't resolve itself by the end of the day I'm going to the doctor.


But assuming it's not and it's just a simple fluid thing that happens all the time and my ears are holding on for dear life to the pressure of a cabin 20,000 feet in the air - who has some good tricks that have helped?  I have tried:


1. holding my nose and blowing out.  My ear pops a little and I hear fluid but not a full pop where the pressure is relieved.

2. I chewed gum the entire flight and after.

3. I 've yawned so much my secretary is sleeping.

4. I tried sex.  Wife enjoyed it.  Got one pop but not the one I need now (for you comedians out there).

5. I've locked and snapped my jaw.

6. I have had to drink, water, hot coffee, hotter coffee, colder water and everything in between except bourbon.  No bourbon until about 9 tonight because of work.

7.  I've jumped up and down (read this on a goole result on page 56.  You are really scrapping the bottem of the barrel there).


What else is there?  I'm close to trying whatever shark urine and dry cotton ball trick there is on this level if there is something out there.  I just need this to stop.  And the sooner the better.

You probably should go see an ears/nose/throat doctor. I can relate and I'll briefly share my experience.


This wasn't related to a commercial flight, but your symptoms are familiar. I was feeling extreme pressure inside my head, especially after any physical exertion (anything from lifting a weight to just laughing). There were several times when I came close to passing out. I also experienced difficulty in hearing.


After visiting a couple different ENT doc's it was determined that I required tubes installed in my ears. No amount of flushing or ear candle treatments or pills was ever going to fix things. The key was seeing a professional.


I wish you luck.