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[Oct. 2nd, 2009|10:21 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
They've put one of those new projector screen advertising spaces directly opposite the spot I get on the tube at Moorgate every morning, and it's quite annoying. The actual most annoying thing is that they don't use it properly, and it just displays a loop of adverts for The Times, and for dixons.co.uk. What's the point of that?1 If you're going to have these screens, use them properly - show cartoons, or newsreel, or government propaganda. Use the technology properly.

The IOC meets this afternoon to decide where the 2016 Olympic Games should take place. Since the IOC are obviously idiots, I think we should decide instead.

Where should the 2016 Olympic Games take place?

Chicago
8(27.6%)
Madrid
2(6.9%)
Rio de Janeiro
14(48.3%)
Tokyo
5(17.2%)


Also: can attaching a new keyboard to your computer make the amplifier to which its line out is connected keep switching itself off, or does correlation not suggest causality in this case?
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[User Picture]From: anged
2009-10-02 09:56 am (UTC)
I voted for Chicago, but I think Rio will get it.
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[User Picture]From: kiss_me_quick
2009-10-02 10:01 am (UTC)
I voted Rio because I don't remember the Olympics being in Brazil, or anywhere in South America.
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From: mooism
2009-10-02 10:01 am (UTC)
No idea who should or will win it, but I recommend all four cities preemptively close their public transport networks for the day tomorrow, just to be safe. (No, not really.)
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[User Picture]From: demiabeille
2009-10-02 10:08 am (UTC)
Maybe there's not enough power left (if the keyboard is a usb device). Weird that it switches off the audio thing, though. That's all I can think it must be. I don't know of any solution other than getting a better psu.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-10-03 04:57 pm (UTC)
The amp shouldn't take any power from the computer - it's just a hi-fi separates amp with its own power supply. I guess it's just coincidence.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2009-10-02 10:10 am (UTC)
Rio should get it for a variety of reasons. Rio would really benefit from having it and South America never has so it's about time. I still think they'll err on the side of caution (those dodgy South Americans and all that crime, innit) and give it to Tokyo or Chicago though.
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[User Picture]From: pookee
2009-10-02 10:17 am (UTC)
I voted Madrid for selfish reasons (e.g. not having to get up in the middle of the night to watch it live, weather being better for athletes, etc.) but would generally say anywhere but America.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-10-03 04:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, America's had two in my memory, so there's no need for it to have another for ages. Tokyo's had one relatively recently too, and may main problem with Madrid was that Spain had one only a few years ago. So I think Rio was the right choice, although you're right that it's a pain for watching it purposes.
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[User Picture]From: pookee
2009-10-03 05:50 pm (UTC)
Actually, yeah, I forgot Spain had it not that long ago.

Glad it went to Rio in the end. Looks like I'll have to go back to the good old days of booking a fortnight off work so I can watch it in the middle of the night!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-10-03 05:55 pm (UTC)
Ha. If you're going to do that, you may as well get on a plane and fly out there. Seven years to save up for it!
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[User Picture]From: uniquefergus
2009-10-02 10:50 am (UTC)
I think they should hold them in Rio, using the music for flight. They probably won't hold them in Rio...but then again, they just might.
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[User Picture]From: pookee
2009-10-02 11:03 am (UTC)
*applauds*
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[User Picture]From: bengraham
2009-10-02 11:06 am (UTC)
Atlanta had it 1996, so it can't be America's turn AGAIN. I voted Rio - they'll do the best opening ceremony, and as eyekiller mentioned, it will mean more to Rio than to the other cities.

Also, I agree with kiss_me_quick - I can't remember the Olympics ever being in South America.
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[User Picture]From: ophe1ia_in_red
2009-10-02 12:22 pm (UTC)
There will definitely be a moon base by then, so I suggest we hold it there.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-10-02 12:30 pm (UTC)
Space Olympics! I like it.
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