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  1. Thoughts on the Election and the ElectionThread

    I voted for John McCain. It's not because I'm really inspired by the candidate. Obama is far more inspirational. I've pretty much never voted for a Democrat in my life even though I'm a registered independent. I'm from Massachusetts and never voted for Kerry or Kennedy. My last post in the election thread
    pretty much spells out the philosophy I go by. Here's the part of it from post #3566

    I'm not a fan of wealth spreading even though it will benefit someone like me. I don't ...
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  2. Weighted ranking

    ATP 1968-2011

    I’ve completed data collection for ATP main draws since 1968.
    Years 1969-1971 are lacking some data. But that’s all I’ve got from ATP and ITF sites combined. (* 1968 and some 1969 information was added from TennisArchives site *).

    The main problem was to rank non-Grand Slam tournaments. I was using the combination of lineage, prize money and/or draw. For early tournaments prize money is mostly unlisted, therefore I was using the draw instead. ...

    Updated 07-20-2012 at 06:36 AM by mick1303 (data is updated with small remarks on how the standings are changing in each category)

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  3. Grad School Explosion!

    So school started last Wednesday. For the first two weeks, there is an introductory class called LIS 500. This class meets at the Fisheries Building at 9am. Most of you probably don't know the the University of Washington, Fisheries is way the hell off campus in the middle of nowhere. It's not cool. And I have 6 1/2 hours of lecture each time and tons of preparatory reading to do for each meeting. Last week was really not fun. I felt pretty overwhelmed at first. The lectures were all long and fast ...
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  4. Random Thoughts and Random Thanks in Regard to Madrid

    by , 09-27-2008 at 12:31 PM (Tennis Ramblings with GVGirl)
    Thank you Madrid Nightlife! Too many spots to name but I had a blast patronizing the following establishments:

    Casa Mateo in Calle del Angel- Say “Hello” to Juan!

    La Mala Fama (in English it means “The Bad Reputation”) Calle Segovia 22. The club dates back to the 16th century! Tell Felix and Pilar that they have the best bar in Madrid.

    A big “Thank You” to my new friends who gave me the real tours of Madrid.

    España, clap, clap, clap, España ...
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  5. A Sunday Tennis Match

    Just a quick blog, cause I was so energized by the tennis match I played Sunday.

    I hit against the #1 singles player on our varsity team (someone I've played a few times before... I'd say my record against him is 4-1).

    The match didn't start out close at all as I quickly got down 0-4 in the first set, before I managed to get to 3-5, serving. I played a blowful game that ended with me netting a third forehand of the game to lose the first set.

    His momentum ...
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