NEW "What is bothering you right now?" Thread. Bonus: Now with 20% more bother!

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  1. KING19

    KING19 Notebook Deity

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    It still hurts especially i live in the Philly area where Kobe grew up in and most of us are big fans of Kobe even though we hated the Lakers back then if that make any sense. What makes it worse that his 13 year old daughter also died in the crash. It shows that our lives can easily be taken away at any time even on a routine flight. TBH i havent been torn by a celebrity's death since Michael Jackson died.

    Also the Altobelli family who with Kobe and Gianna died in the crash too which wont get much attention.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/john-altobelli-dies-in-helicopter-crash
     
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  2. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    Very sad. Apparently, they received special clearance to fly in poor conditions.
     
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  3. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Driving into Irvine the day before, there was an extremely heavy marine layer around the same time. They're calling it fog, but it's a marine layer that doesn't inhibit vision on the ground, but it was producing super heavy low altitude 'clouds'. Definitely unusual weather.

    Obviously a great basketball player, and as someone who's been a Lakers fan since the mid- eighties and have seen so many of his games, I'd call him the best athlete I've ever seen, while others have better god given natural abilities. MJ and Tiger are two others that have that equal will. And that leads me up to what really is the impressive part- his will to succeed and what he did to achieve it. The work ethic, sacrifices, practice, training, studies, curiosity, desire, attitude, will, etc. is simply unparalleled. As someone who worked in a highly competitive field and in SoCal as well, we admired his words of motivation and what it takes to become successful. His words always separated the men from the boys. Everyone says they want to achieve, but are they willing to have the work ethic/ facing challenges, and have the curiosity (his words- asking questions and study) to do it.

    At the four minute mark:

     
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  4. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yup, eye witnesses on the ground right below Kobe say similar things, too low, no visibility, and flew into the hillside:
     
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  5. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Downgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 today :(
    Well, at least LTSC is pretty decent comparing to Pro...

    So long sweet prince, you were the best OS. Served me well for 10 years.
     
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  6. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Put on some Rush...
    Man, got kicked so hard in the feels...
     
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  7. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Gabrielgvs Notebook Consultant

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Every time I turn around, we're clearing land and laying concrete to put up more redundant _ _ _ _ . I get that emerging economies may benefit from improved access to basic goods and services. At the same time, I don't think they'll be any healthier or happier than the average American for latte's, smartphones, and Netflix, nor for the burnout, and epidemic levels of obesity, CV disease, and clinical depression. We've forgotten what health is outside of a pill bottle.
     
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