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    Recommendations for portable oxygen concentrators?

    Hi guys, I've been diagnosed with lung cancer and need to be on an oxygen concentrator 24 hrs a day. No big deal, but the "portable" solution my home healthcare provider dropped off is pretty unwieldy -- 10lb tank on a push trolley with only about 3-1/2 hours of "air-time". Not so good for...
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    Any videos of the "old" 2-foul 9-ball?

    I would love to see some video matches of 9-ball using the "old" 2-foul rules. I just can't get my head around the game without seeing it in action. Maybe it's time to bring it back? Do you know of any on youtube.com or other free video site? Many, many thanks.
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    A game I'd like to see the pros play

    My friends and I play a version of 8-ball that I think would be a good game for professional tournaments. The only difference in this version is that you have to bank one ball of your group; if you don't, you have to bank the 8-ball. It adds a challenging twist to the game. (All the other rules...
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    Help with definitions: carom vs. billiard

    Although the future of the Western world doesn't hang on this....I'm curious about the correct term to use for when: 1. You shoot the CB into an OB and cause the CB to pocket a different OB. In other words, an OB is pocketed by the CB. 2. You shoot the CB into OB1 and cause OB1 to hit another...
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    Fantasy pool betting

    It seems that companies have gotten around the laws against sports betting in the U.S. by offering fantasy football (and/or other sports). Pool suffers because you can't bet on it (not its only problem, to be sure...but a significant one nonetheless). Could a gambling (excuse me..."gaming")...
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    Fantasy pool betting

    It seems that companies have gotten around the laws against sports betting in the U.S. by offering fantasy football (and/or other sports). Pool suffers because you can't bet on it (not its only problem, to be sure...but a significant one nonetheless). Could a gambling (excuse me..."gaming")...
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    Getting a bunch of 502 Bad Gateway messages

    johnnyT's arthritis hands, King's Cup first day, etc. all coming up with 502 Bad Gateways. Most other threads are fine.
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    Watch Bustamante's bridge on a rail shot

    In another thread, AZer arps posted a video of Francisco Bustamante's "nearly perfect" match at the 2015 All Japan Championship. A particular stoke caught my eye and I had to make a quick video of it. If I pulled the cue back as far as he does, I'd probably miss the cue ball entirely...
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    My new, fancy custom cue

    Up until now I've always played with production Sneakies, but I finally broke down and ordered a custom, fancy cue. Maple butt sleeve, maple handle, maple points and maple veneers. David at Schmelke Cues found just the right piece of maple and worked his magic! (And matched the joint diameter...
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    Anyone getting 502 Bad Gateway error?

    Tried to post this yesterday (Saturday) afternoon: Anyone else getting a bunch of "502 Bad Gateway nginx" messages when trying to open an AZ webpage? I'm getting it about one out of every ten pages, usually when I'm going to the second page of thread. It's not happening on other websites...
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    502 Bad Gateway nginx

    Anyone else getting a bunch of "502 Bad Gateway nginx" messages when trying to open an AZ webpage? I'm getting it about one out of every ten pages, usually when I'm going to the second page of thread. It's not happening on other websites. I even got one when I tried to submit this thread...
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    502 Bad Gateway nginx

    Anyone else getting a bunch of "502 Bad Gateway nginx" messages when trying to open an AZ webpage? I'm getting it about one out of every ten pages, usually when I'm going to the second page of thread.
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    A short video for Hustlers and Gamblers

    I thought the hustlers, gamblers and sweaters would enjoy this 20-second clip from a long-ago movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrpqZR17410&feature=youtu.be One of my favorite scenes.
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    Phil Burford -- CTE?

    This is a video clip of a Burford/Bustamante 10-ball match in which the commentator talks about Burford spending a year in Kentucky to learn a new aiming/banking system. Is that where Stan is based? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EXPNEzoRMSo#t=547 (at 9min, 10sec in...
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    Does a 1-piece, all-maple butt make any sense?

    I like things that are very plain and simple. My current cue is an OB121 because it's about as plain a cue as I could find. I'm considering getting an extra butt (I've got 4 OB shafts) and wondering if it's possible/advisable to get an all-maple butt. No decorations except perhaps a "butt...
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