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The Best Tweets About Sports Illustrated’s Prophetic 2014 Astros Cover – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. Did you hear? In 2014, Sports Illustrated predicted that the Astros would win the World Series in 2017. And it happened.  Here’s the backstory: The Astros were not a good baseball team in 2014. In fact, they were pretty bad, finishing the year 70–92, which actually followed three seasons of winning less than 60 games. But…

Joe Buck and John Smoltz Spearheaded Fox’s Excellent World Series Broadcast – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jess Strother; Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Enjoy Some World Series PDA – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother. World Series Round-Up Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … ​Here’s a look at the game’s final out … Carlos Beltran cried…

That Astros Prediction? SI Did It Before… Kind of – Sports Illustrated

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Did you know SI made another prescient prediction in 2011? By now you’ve heard about the 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that presaged the Astros’ 2017 World Series victory. But did know SI already correctly predicted a future World Series win? In the March 21, 2011 issue of SI, Joe Posnanski wrote an unusual season preview for the Kansas City Royals, written in the past tense from a future where the Royals are no longer a…

‘Not fit for purpose’: MPs hear claims of cheating in Paralympic sport – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Athletes, coaches, parents and officials have shed new light on the depth of their concerns about cheating in Paralympic sport in written submissions to a parliamentary inquiry. After the digital culture media and sport committee heard oral evidence outlining concerns from senior figures such as Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson, an 11-time Paralympic champion, the wide-ranging evidence from those involved with the sport and governing bodies provided more detail on the troubling…

A laptop makes a great gift, but you need to keep these things mind – Windows Central

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Should you give a laptop as a gift? What is there to know first? Here’s the bottom line: laptops can make great gifts, no matter the occasion or time of year. However, there are some things you must keep in mind to ensure that the laptop is actually well received, and that the person isn’t let down by the specs, build, or display. You might have the word “ungrateful” in…

Coupon Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pros as low as $2149 ($250-$300 off); OWC 13 Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock for $279 … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Exclusive deals are rolling in this week with bonus coupon savings on Apple’s current 15-inch MacBook Pro. Pick up the standard model for $2,149 ($250 off) or save $300 on the upgraded Radeon 560 config with a 2.9GHz processor and 512GB of storage. The popular OWC 13 Port Thunderbolt 3 dock is also $20 off with no sales tax outside NY and NJ. Readers this week can save hundreds on…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

The Finance 202: Playbook to kill tax overhaul already written before bill’s debut – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

THE TICKER President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). (AP /Evan Vucci) Want to keep smart and easy tabs on the tax reform debate in Washington? We have you covered here. Today’s note will self-destruct in roughly two hours. And then again — and likely again. That’s when House Republican leaders are expected — finally — to release the first draft of a tax code overhaul they’ve spent months developing…

Investigators probe New York attack suspect’s communications while Trump calls for death penalty – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Investigators continued Thursday to probe the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant charged with the New York truck attack, poring over his communications to see if he had any help or guidance before carrying out his deadly rampage, while President Trump publicly weighed in on the federal prosecution of the suspect. New York police officials say the attacker appears to have radicalized himself online and that it does not appear anyone else was involved, though they said that…

3 dead after random shooting at Colorado Walmart, suspect still at-large – ABC News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The man wanted for a deadly shooting at a Walmart in Colorado on Wednesday night has been arrested after an hours-long manhunt, police said. The suspect, identified as 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, was taken into custody this morning, according to the Thornton Police Department. He was considered “armed and dangerous” while on the run, police said. Two men and one woman were killed in what police described as a “random” shooting….

Thanks for the memories! Game 7 was no classic, but this was still one great World Series – ESPN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

8:45 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LOS ANGELES — Over the coming days and weeks, baseball historians and commentators will debate the merits of the 2017 World Series and put it in its proper place in history. Was it the best ever, or the third, fifth or seventh? That’s a matter of personal opinion, and something that can be discussed on social media or neighborhood…

Trump nominee for top Agriculture post withdraws amid Russia probe – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Costco 2017 Black Friday ads leak with deals on laptops, desktops, tablets – ZDNet

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Laptop deals from Costco’s Black Friday ad Hot on the heels of Dell’s Black Friday plans being revealed, Costco has seen a pair of its ads leaked, including one with deals that start on November 17 and run through November 27. If you’re a member of the warehouse chain and are looking for a dirt cheap computer as a holiday gift, you won’t find one among its specials, but it…

Microsoft inks major wind power deal with Swedish utility firm Vattenfall – CNBC

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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A Microsoft employee was forced to download Google Chrome in the middle of his presentation, and it’s the most … – Business Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Microsoft doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to tech demos. Forget the time Microsoft’s first Surface tablet bricked on stage — this video, taken in September at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers and IT professionals, is easily one of the more embarrassing moments for the storied tech giant. The video shows company employee Michael Leary demonstrating how customers can migrate their data and work to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing service. But in the…

New car sales set to fall nearly 5pc as motorists shy away from purchases – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“‘UK car buyers’ love affair with diesels seems to be well and truly over,” said James Baggott, editor in chief of Car Dealer magazine. “Despite being encouraged to buy one a few years ago, now a swirl of negative publicity has rung the death knell for the once popular models. “That’s a real shame, because for many drivers a modern diesel engine, which complies to Euro 6 regulations, is actually far…

Beautiful in black! Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls lead the glamour in sexy sequinned ensembles as they make a stylish … – Daily Mail

Thursday, November 02, 2017

By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com Published: 02:37 EDT, 2 November 2017 | Updated: 07:19 EDT, 2 November 2017 e-mail 1 View comments Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls claimed the lions share of attention in sexy black-sequin ensembles on Wednesday evening as they attended the WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards in Manhattan. Karlie, 25, dressed her statuesque 6ft2in figure in a sparkly blazer over a lacy bustier, cropped pants, and stiletto pumps…

Rewards Credit Cards That Cover Cell Phone Damage or Loss – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Cell phones are one of the most expensive possessions we own. When they get damaged or lost, we know that’s going to be a large, unplanned expense. If you don’t have a warranty or protection plan on your phone you may be covered for damages with your rewards credit card, especially if you have a business credit card. Plus, the rewards credit cards with the best cell phone protection plans…

Digital hit list shows Russian hacking went well beyond US elections – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated Press. The list provides the most detailed forensic evidence yet of the close alignment between the hackers and the Russian government, exposing…