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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).
  16. agree with Giannis as the MVP. as with COTY, they've already awarded it to Mike Budenholzer DPOY - i think Rudy Gobert will win it again ROY - Luka all the way. though i won't be surprised if Trae Young wins it or if they become co-ROY 6th man - it should still be Lou Williams. Montrezl Harrell is a close 2nd MIP - Paskal Siakam hands down
  17. professional food eater, full time father, sales
  18. It's the campaign period and once again, we hear a lot of promises from our HONORABLE politicians. They will promise a lot during these period and maybe some of it will happen when they win, but most of the time, it is just that PROMISES. In light of this, let's make this list of the changes that we want and need. let's all be idealist for minute or two. First is I'd like to see a better public transport system. the ongoing projects for the expansion of the LRT/MRT, PNR, subway is good for us long term. but they also need to manage it properly to avoid those dreaded MRT fiascoes. Also, our PUV's needs to be organized better. a proper loading/unloading areas is needed. and a more efficient dispatching system needs to be implemented so that it limits the number of PUVs on the road at the same time. this will be extremely difficult to handle because the PUVs are all private owned. i'd also like to see more discipline on the road, not just for vehicles but for pedestrians and traffic enforcers as well. it will be great if everyone will follow all traffic signs and traffic laws properly implemented. That's just at the top of my head. what's yours?
  19. used this twice already, 1st for car registration and 2nd for license renewal. all i can say is that its negligible. YOU DON'T NEED TO DO IT. it's the same procedure as doing a walk in. maybe i was just expecting that there will be a special lane for those who bothered to do an appointment over those who didn't. hey, isn't that what appointments do??!!
  20. PRRD has made some notable changes but his antics are a distraction. he is putting mud into his own administration. even though he has a self confessed hatred for drugs, at the back of my mind, he is a drug lord. i like the rehab drive at boracay and manila bay. hopefully it can continue with other places. our leader can all only go as far as we follow him
  21. Magic Johnson just quit as President of Basketball Operations
  22. aside from the excercises mentioned above, i suggest you also take out sugar from your meals/snacks. avoid salty junk foods as well. I lost about 4-5kgs in a month by taking out sugar and junk foods while doing these excercises: 1. burpees 2. push ups 3. high knees 4. squats 5. mountain climbers 6. planks
  23. 1. yassi pressman 2. liza soberano 3. karylle tatlonghari 4. julia montes 5. heaven peralejo
  24. i have a sony a6000 with a sony e 35mm f/1.8 oss lens and the kit lens. just for family photos and hobby shoots
  25. agree with sir miggy. this is all planned to push thru with the building of the dam. no punishments were given to manila water or to any mwss officials