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  1. wow! my forecast came true!! raptos in 6!!! congrats toronto!!
  2. Toronto in 6 for the championship!!
  3. they could have done better with the ending. but overall, i think i'm satisfied with the final season.
  4. Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Google has cut off Huawei’s Android license, dealing a huge blow to the besieged phonemaker. Reuters first reported the news, and The Verge subsequently confirmed Google’s suspension of business with Huawei with a source familiar with the matter. Reached for comment, a Google spokesperson said only “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.” The order, in this case, appears to be the US Commerce Department’s recent decision to place Huawei on the “Entity List,” which as Reuters reportsis a list of companies that are unable to buy technology from US companies without government approval. Huawei is now restricted to using the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), cutting the company off from critical Google apps and services that consumers outside of China expect on Android devices. That also means Huawei will only be able to push security updates for Android once they’re made available in AOSP, assuming the company uses its own update system. It’s not clear yet how this will affect the full range of Android integrations that Huawei depends on, but we will update this story when we receive additional clarification about the impacts of Google’s decision. Huawei has been under increasing pressure from President Trump and the US government over fears that its equipment could be used by the Chinese government to spy on American networks. These fears have been under construction for a long time; In 2018, US intelligence agencies warned against using Huawei and ZTE devices, and US politicians have described Huawei as “effectively an arm of the Chinese government.” Huawei maintains that it is not possible for the Chinese government to poison its equipment with backdoors, and it has remained optimistic about the future of its business. But this latest setback from Google poses a grave risk to the future of Huawei’s core mobile business. The company was already preparing its own operating systems in the event of being banned from using Android and Windows, but given US fears about foreign interference, a home-grown OS is likely to face even more scrutiny than Google’s software. SOURCE: The Verge
  5. my thoughts exactly about the knicks. they were so good at tanking this season
  6. Here are the results of the 2019 NBA Draft lottery. Check back later for the complete Draft order. 1. New Orleans Pelicans 2. Memphis Grizzlies 3. New York Knicks 4. Los Angeles Lakers 5. Cleveland Cavaliers 6. Phoenix Suns 7. Chicago Bulls 8. Atlanta Hawks 9. Washington Wizards 10. Atlanta Hawks 11. Minnesota Timberwolves 12. Charlotte Hornets 13. Miami Heat 14. Boston Celtics
  7. both conference finals in 5 in favor of gsw and mil
  8. my bad sir. thank you for correcting me
  9. omg omg omg.....but i'm kinda disappointed
  10. 2nd round of the playoffs has just begun!! Here are my picks: GSW/Hou - warriors in 6 Den/Por - denver in 6 Mil/Bos - bucks in 6 Tor/Phi - raptors in 5
  11. I loved it!!! The outcome came out differently from what i thought it would be. The movie pays tribute through 11yrs of MCU. References are made throughout the movie. Maybe only a true MCU fan will recognize all of it. I heard and saw grown men cry, GROWN MEN, while watching the movie. 1000/10 rating!!
  12. i like how they showed all the characters before the episode ended. episode 3 is almost 90 mins long.
  13. i worked for an airline before and i used this technique especially if it's a full flight. almost all passengers have boarded the plane, and being a full flight, all seats are taken already. a passenger complained about being in the middle seat and gave me her boarding pass. she said she wasn't given a choice when she checked in. i asked over the radio if there's a seat available (even if i know that there wasn't), so that the passenger could hear it herself. but the passenger still insisted on having her seat changed to an aisle seat. i told her i'm sorry but the flight is full and there aren't any seats available. she then said that she wouldn't take the flight anymore if that's the case. i took her bluff and i turned the volume of my radio higher and informed the control center that the passenger would like to be offloaded from the flight. then control asked for her luggage tag so that it can be located and be set aside. and she didn't speak another word after that. hahahhaa
  14. "Oh, with all that I've done wrongI must have done something rightTo deserve a hug every morningAnd butterfly kisses at night" Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
  15. The Final Season is Here!! It has been a great 2 episodes! I won't be spoiling anything here. I like what I'm seeing already. I still don't have any idea of what the ending will be, whether it will be man vs man or man vs the dead. For the drama part, i think it will be man vs man. Cersei will be the big bad of the last season (oh how almost all would like to see another Lannister die by the hand of another person).