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2/7/2014
10:15 AM
Thomas Claburn
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IT Pros Winter Olympics: 13 Breathtaking Competitions

Nordic Combined Troubleshooting: Not for the faint of heart. Resolve your non-technical spouse's email connectivity issue over the phone, in the air, while ski jumping.

Imagine doing this on an iPod.
Imagine doing this on an iPod.

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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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2/8/2014 | 4:19:11 PM
My favorite
"Imagine shooting down an icy track on an iPod. That's absurd, you say, and rightly so -- if you really want to go downhill fast you use a Zune." Haha, well done, sir.
danielcawrey
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danielcawrey,
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2/7/2014 | 7:08:00 PM
Re: Autocorrection
This just makes me think about all of the awful experiences that I have with multitasking. 

It is really hard to troubleshoot someone's problem at their computer while on the phone troubleshooting someone else's problem. 

Ah, halcyon days. 
IMjustinkern
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IMjustinkern,
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2/7/2014 | 4:12:43 PM
guest event/judge?
What's the chance Edward Snowden makes a guest appearance (either in the Men's 1000 Download Fast Track event or as a judge in the Firewall Jump)?
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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2/7/2014 | 3:54:42 PM
Nordic Combined, speed plus insanity
An IT pro who ski jumps with cross country skis will quickly learn why most X-country skiers try to do their "gliding" on the ground.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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2/7/2014 | 11:38:09 AM
Verizon cannot be trusted as a sponsor
I foresee some serious tampering if Verizon sponsors the tabboarding event.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/7/2014 | 11:25:24 AM
Hype skating
Hype skating -- love it. Bonus points for convincing the Russian judges.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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2/7/2014 | 11:01:50 AM
Cloud computing luge
If you're brave enough, travel through Microsoft, Google and Amazon pipes to Sochi -- and settle once and for all the question of whose cloud platform performance is best. Bonus points if you snap selfie with Satya Nadella along the way.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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2/7/2014 | 10:42:25 AM
Autocorrection
The use of autocorrection should be forbidden under far less extreme circumstances.
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