Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 21:16 UTC
Windows This rumour has been rummaging around the web for a few days, but now that The New York Times has picked it up, it probably carries a bit more validity than it did before. Microsoft invited members of the press to a mystery event coming Monday, and supposedly, the company will launch its very own ARM tablet running Windows RT.
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RE[2]: Comment by dylansmrjones
by ilovebeer on Sat 16th Jun 2012 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by dylansmrjones"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

Football is for people that is either to weak or too poor to afford hockey gear.

They call soccer "football" to make it sound more manly. But still, in reality more people are injured performing ballet than playing soccer (or rugby for that matter). The same can't be said for real football, even with the pads.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

There is nothing football about the U.S.-specific form of rugby. The only reason they can play with injuries is because they are partly robots with all that silly protection ;)

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Although in all fairness, on the plus side the american football fans doesn't seem to be nearly as violent and idiotic as football fans. Yeah yeah, I know it's not all fans but I've never heard of riots at american football games.
I guess there's at least something we could learn from those yanks.

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RE[3]: Comment by dylansmrjones
by zima on Sun 17th Jun 2012 01:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dylansmrjones"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

They call soccer "football" to make it sound more manly. [...] real football

They call handegg "real football" to make it sound more manly...

(plus http://www.kyon.pl/img/5708.html - large part of attention towards offences is exactly because without it serious injuries would be quite easy and common ...also, really, there's the aspect of what surrounds the grass, often a bit extreme ;p - seems there's a current log in the latter part of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro_2012#Racism_and_hooliganism and while the mentioned BBC Panorama Euro 2012: Stadiums of Hate is curiously selective, a bit - still, worth checking out)

Edited 2012-06-17 01:55 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The call football "soccer" because they don't know any better.

The same can't be said for real football, even with the pads


Oh, you mean the kind of football that is mainly played with the hands....
Is that a manly sport? I mean, what wuss need all that protective gear and all those drugs?

Edited 2012-06-17 13:43 UTC

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