Jan 17 2014
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Mark this past week as a win for cord cutters.
[W]hat’s left? One industry perception is that cable has one last massive weapon to defend its lock on television content consumption: live sports. In fact, CBS announced the NFL would be carved-out of its new streaming service.
As cycling fans—or anyone who’s ever left the US can tell you—live sports are probably the Internet’s most readily available TV content. I watched a pirate stream of Game 6 of the 2013 World Series simply because I didn’t feel like getting up and turning on the TV.
[the full post at Flurry analytics agrees, kind of]
Those ‘cross-specific skills you just spent two hours rehearsing?
Yeah, they don’t actually do anything.
A PSA from Gianni Vermeersch.
Smog Times at Smogmont Smog
It seems to me that embroidering an umbrella would reduce its effectiveness. Maybe I’m wrong.
Phil: Hey Sammy—looks like you’re peeing there, huh?
Sammy: OMG Phil inapprops.
(as seen in the Tour of Beijing #htrww)
This is still pretty much how I ride downhill.
iMovieHD: under-featured and massively crash-prone, but probably the smoothest, most intuitive piece of video software I ever used. I updated to Yosemite yesterday, which finally rendered this classic piece of Mac goodness inoperable.
Note that the absolutely ratchet footage still takes up 8GB+ because I screen-ripped it at top quality. #fightgenerationaldecay
Pauwels’ collision after the line at Ronse was actually pretty uncommon.
Tom Boonen’s crash here from the 2003 Gent-Wevelgem is the standout example example in my mind, though I seem to recall an incident with Farrar and Petacchi getting tangled with the press after the line in the 2010(?) Giro, too.