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Sat *WARREN* 09:00 – – – Sun *BROWN* 09:00

2017/09/23
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Modified: 2017/09/23
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09:00 2017-09-10 SU Moving Sunday games to Brown 2017-07-30 SU We are back to WARREN both SAT and SUN 2017-07-16 SU We will play Sundays games on Brown 2017-04-23 SU We are moving to Warren 2017-01-29 SU – There will be no statistics till Sunday, January 29. 2017-01-02 MO – New Year holiday Bonus Game (unofficial) 2016-12-30 FR This is how we looked exactly 10 years ago – 2006-12-31 – Newton Brown field (see picture below) 2016-12-26 MO – Christmas Special game 2016-11-27 SU – From now on – only SAT and SUN games at Brown.  Unfortunately lights are out on WED 2016-11-24 TH –  Thanksgiving – BROWN   2006-12-31 2016-12-31   2016-11-09 WED…

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05 Game Results – 2017-09-23 SAT – Yura D. returned to captainship

2017/09/23
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Modified: 2017/09/23
Dima K 2017-09-23SA Warren

Game Overview Although DARKs seemed much more formidable, they somehow did not find their game and new late arrival Alex W. was definitely an Asian coach, but not in soccer. And he left early.  Yura D. picked for WHITEs  Boris M. picked for DARKs  Boris Sh. scored another goal with a total of 6 goals  Late arrival for WHITEs was Sasha V.  Late arrival for DARKs was new Alex W.   Game Timeline 09:44 – 1:0 – Stas M. – Sam N. missed the ball and ball just rolled into the net 09:59 – 2:0 – Sam N. – pass from Kolya P. 10:09 – 3:0 – Ilya B. – pass…

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Aug 10-11 FRI-SAT – A two-day flight to Rome

2017/09/23
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Modified: 2017/09/16
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  August 10, Fri It is Saturday morning, August 11, 2012, and we are having our breakfast at OMNI hotel in Boston.  Why? We did not fly to Rome yesterday.  Our flight got cancelled. Friday, August 10-th turns out to be an extremely intense day.  As it happens, at work I had to an emergency code fix and test.  Plus, my domain account got switched to a new platform, and I had to do an emergency re-pointing and re-arranging all my domains due to upgrade at Service Provider.  Plus, the buyer for one of the domains suddenly woke up and deposited money on ESCROW.COM, demonstrating that he is serious about the…

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Windows Photo Viewer: Can’t Rotate Images on a Network Drive – Solved!

2017/09/22
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Windows Photo Viewer - Error

It is the the LITTLE problems that annoys the most!  I love Windows, but why Windows is so awkward in same strange and unexpected ways? This article is about one of such problems – Image viewing and rotation.  Why it is so hard? Do not even think to joke here. There is a very simple and very useful little program – Windows Photo Viewer.  It is great to open one photo at a time and quickly navigate through a pile of them.  It also allows to rotate and magnify the images. But it has a strange peculiar set of problems: – On Windows 7 x64 it sometimes can’t rotate images located in certain folders…

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Evolutionary Benefits of Corruption

2017/09/21
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Benefits of Corruption

Both relentless competition between countries and insider power struggle destroy weak governments and preserve strong and powerful ones.  In most all modern states, we see corruption is present in larger or smaller degree.  This could be an argument that after several thousand years of wars and survival, selection preserved systems that have some viable advantages over other systems that died and long gone. Let’s first close the moral side of the problem.  This article in no way justifies the corruption.  Instead, author is driven by desire to replace an endless frustration with a rational analysis.  Corruption is bad and dangerous phenomenon, but why it perseveres? In any system – democratic or…

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How to Convert Julian Date to Gregorian in MS SQL

2017/09/20
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Modified: 2017/09/16
SQL - Convert JUL to GREG

Julian date is stored in YYYDDD format, for example 12/31/99 will be stored as 99365 and 01/01/2017 will be stored as 117001. If you need to convert the date from YYYDDD to any conventional date format like dd/mm/yyyy in SQL use steps below. The idea is to convert year and date portions separately and them add them together and use CONVERT function to get any date format that you require. Here is a script that shows the conversion process step-by-step. SELECT -- Limit output for 9 rows TOP 9 -- 00 Julian date - 91244 FAEFTB, -- 01 Greg year - 1991 cast(left(CAST(FAEFTB as decimal)+1900000, 4) as char(4)) AS GREGYEAR, --…

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Italy 2012 August – Roma, Firenze, Napoli and between

2017/09/19
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Firenze Musei Reservation

  I am starting this narrative [2012-08-06 MO 15:40] a few days before the actual trip.  The idea is to place here all the itinerary materials that I prepared in Excel to be available online (instead of paper).   Gather your Things – Stiamo andando a Roma (we are going to Rome) First, let me present a sequence of preparatory steps: May 2012 – Picked a destination – Hot Rome instead of an Olympic London 5/21/2012 – Request a long vacation at work 6/15/2012 – Rosetta Stone Italian (Level 1, 2 and 3) 7/8/2012 – Bought direct tickets to Rome – kill me now! – $3,473.20 7/12/2012 – Rick Steves guide books…

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Slogans of the Moment – Hard Work Matters!

2017/09/18
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Modified: 2017/09/16

Slogan of the moment: 2016-12-27 TU – Hard Work Matters! 2016-12-27 TU – Worry about what people think, not what they feel! 2016-12-27 TU – When you habitually use words fascist, racist in your daily arguments, you diminishing the meaning of words.  When is the last time you actually saw a fascist or rasist. 2016-12-27 TU – Are you receiving from Government?  Or you are contributing with your hard work and taxes?  Does that influence your vote?  These are two and only classes in America. 2016-12-27 TU – Working? Vote to reduce GOV.  –  Collecting? Vote for big GOV. 2016-12-27 TU – Draw the villain first, so your listeners would know who is…

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Wins and losses of Donald Trump after the Elections

2017/09/17
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Trump Wins Losses

This article intends to list visible battles of Donald Trump after the elections on November 08-09, 2016, and rate them from +5 for a big win to -5 for a big loss. The purpose of this article is to see, if he is winning or losing overall. This is a subjective instrument to measure fluent political power.  Let’s see how someone gains or losses power by virtues of actions or non-actions.   List of Trump battles and events:  * * * January 2 0 1 7 * * * Jan 14 – At 4:50 AM Trump scolds a fake talking icon from Chicago for all words and no action.  This fake…

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04 Game Results – 2017-09-17 SUN New Daniel and Matt made the weather

2017/09/17
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Modified: 2017/09/17
Mitia 2017-09-17 SU BROWN

  Game Overview Ii was our second Sunday BROWN game.  And Yura D. mentioned that they brought goals back to WARREN.  Amr picked for WHITEs  Ruslan picked for DARKs  Late arrivals: Max and Andrey S.  Late arrivals: Misha P. and Yura D. Game Timeline 09:35 – 1:0 – Anthony into empty net – GK was returning from ball fishing trip 09:38 – 2:0 – Amr!! 10:XX – 2:1 – Matt (?) – not recorded 10:14 – 2:2 – Yura D. 10:17 – 2:3 – Yura D. 10:18 – 3:3 – Anthony 10:22 – 3:4 – Mitia – after asharp turn around! 10:31 – 3:5 – Daniel – low and beautiful goal…

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03 Game Results – 2017-09-16 SAT From WHITEs 0:2 to DARKs 5:3

2017/09/16
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Alex Z Arnaud Lenia Ch Lee WARREN 20170604SU

  Game Overview    Boris M. picked for WHITEs  Lyonya G. picked for DARKs  Field marshals removed one more pair of full-size goals right in front of our eyes  WHITEs received Vadim L. and Mitia as a trade-in  DARKs received Misha P., Jonah and Josh as late arrivals   Game Timeline 09:45 – 1:0 – Ilya L. 09:54 – 2:0 – Ilya L. – pass from Mitia 10:02 – 2:1 – Boris Sh. scores a header 10:07 – 2:2 – Cüneyt – persistence pays 10:14 – Josh makes teams 12-on-12 10:40 – 3:2 – Ilya L. after intercept 10:49 – 3:3 – Boris Sh. – pass from Alex Grt 10:55 –…

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