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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
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.
User Rank: Ninja
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. 
User Rank: Strategist
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
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
Shane M. O'Neill,
User Rank: Author
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
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.
User Rank: Author
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
David F. Carr,
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2/7/2014 | 10:42:25 AM
The use of autocorrection should be forbidden under far less extreme circumstances.
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