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Charlotte, NC (via Hudson, OH)

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Comment 18 hours ago

From what I have seen it looks like the judge went after the process involved and not necessarily the "did he order the code red" aspect. If that's the case than this decision is probably huge for the NFL going forward as it essentially renders their current discipline model useless. Deadspin actually does a decent job summing it up here: http://deadspin.com/judge-overturns-tom-bradys-suspension-1728456783 (Language warning if you're at work or sensitive to that).

Comment 02 Sep 2015

I'm not in the know with 11w's internal workings, but when I see the cloudflare page that says the server isn't responding it's most likely the server returning an error with too many connections. Every website out there has a hard limit of the number of people who can be on at once, due to the season coming up I'm assuming that 11w is receiving more traffic than it can handle. This is not unlike when a massive event used to shut down landline phone systems and can even still occur locally with cell phones. I remember after 9/11 the cell networks were fully overwhelmed and could not accept any more people to make calls. They recently upgraded the server and it's pretty beefy, however it appears that 11w may be a victim of their own success in that they provide such good content that many more people want to be on here.

Trying to plan for surges like this is tricky as the majority of the offseason, 11w probably receives relatively low traffic and only really sees massive hits as games approach. Being that they are the top online destination for the defending national champs they are probably getting beat up pretty hard. There are a few ways to deal with this, however they are expensive and not absolute. The best thing to do is basically ride it out until the traffic dies down a bit.

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Try ctrl+f5 (cmd+f5 on mac) on firefox and Chrome as it will do a forced cache reset for the page which should help. Edit: Same controls for both browsers.

Comment 29 Aug 2015

That's quite a server. I prefer Riak for most of my NoSql work and Redis for background workers, mostly because I'm more familiar with Riak. 

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Having lived down here for a while if they say 'bless your heart' in a very polite way it does NOT mean what you think it means. It's basically the worst insult they dish out around here. 

Comment 23 Aug 2015

Agreed. In Hampton Roads VA you have a huge military population, many of them were from the Midwest. I would have happily just paid for the same style service offered in the international package without the need to run a foreign proxy. It's weird that people outside the US get better access to BTN than we do.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

It's not illegal, you are paying BTN for access to their network. I was in a region where it wasn't offered on cable. I would have happily paid for it via a btnto go us package, but they didn't offer it. So I got a foreign IP address to pay BTN for access. There is nothing illegal at all about it. 

Comment 23 Aug 2015

Ok, so when I was stationed in Virginia we had Cox cable and no BTN. Directv/Dish were not options as my place had tons of trees. I discovered that BTN does offer an international plan: https://international.btn2go.com/  that can be purchased as a stand-alone, the catch is you can't be in the states to use it. If you're familiar with proxies, skip this step, but if you need help, expat shield is probably the easiest way to get a foreign IP. http://expat-shield.en.softonic.com/ When I was doing it I only had to proxy in to log into the BTN site, after that I could turn it off and still watch the games. Hope this helps. 

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Somehow didn't see this until today... I'm out in Waxhaw, so pretty close to Ballantyne.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

The advantage that Benjamin gave to Cam is that he is tall enough to catch his passes. Cam tends to miss high a lot. Having Ginn and Brown on the field at the same time should help take the top off of defenses to open up the running game this year. That was missing early in the year for them last season until Philly started to see more playing time.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

So this comment got me thinking, the Shoe holds about 108k ish people. At a face value of $65 that is about $7 mil in ticket sales alone. Factor the new big game pricing pushing 'bad' seats for the MSU game to $150 face value and you're looking at around $16.2 million.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

I prefer to watch from my couch, and thanks to a new Directv subscription I can catch the Browns without having to go to a bar. I may look into a game or two though.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

Most people here are fans of the team they moved away from, and then they adopt the panthers