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  1. VBSoxFan

    The New Cold War warms up a bit...with your router

    I have a NETGEAR router at home and a google search turned up this security advisory page on their site with a list of vulnerable routers. Mine, unfortunately, was on the list.
  2. VBSoxFan

    The Athletic Boston now live.

    I didn't see this posted anywhere else but Tim Britton posted this last Sunday, the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Its about the Red Sox role in the healing of the city in the weeks afterwards in the words of the players, coaches and executives as well as some players from...
  3. VBSoxFan

    Recommend me a laptop, v2018

    My home desktop recently died and I replaced it with a 13" Dell 2-in-1 (I have had good luck with Dell in the past). This is the model I bought on sale at Best Buy. It has the latest quad core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD and 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. It can also double as tablet...
  4. VBSoxFan

    RIP Gothamist and DNA Info

    From the NY Times article above: I was laid off from two different companies in the late '00s as the companies shut down divisions or operations entirely, and the above is a far more generous package than I received either time. There may be local laws that dictate these terms but I'd hardly...
  5. VBSoxFan

    Los Angeles Olympic application for 2024

    After floating this potential outcome, both Paris and LA organizing committees say that are fine with this as long as they get the 2024 games. Both say 2028 isn't an option.
  6. VBSoxFan

    The New "What Phone Should I Get" Thread

    There shouldn't be any bloatware on it. Pixel phones (and the Nexus phones that preceded it) are shipped with "pure Android" so there shouldn't be any unnecessary crap added by the manufacturer such as what Samsung lards up their phones with. You will also be among the first to get future...
  7. VBSoxFan

    ESPN Is Pathetic

    This article from Barron's raises the question whether Disney should sell or spin off ESPN as the subscriber losses are a drag on Disney's stock price.
  8. VBSoxFan

    2016-17 Football Coaching Carousel

    Purdue hires Jeff Brohm away from Western Kentucky.
  9. VBSoxFan

    Porcello wins the Cy Young

    Joe Pos takes Baseball Reference to task over their WAR calculation methodology and how that may have influenced Cy voters giving Verlander so many first place votes. I am not particularly stat-savvy but he lays out his argument pretty convincingly. Summary:
  10. VBSoxFan

    Thank You, David Ortiz

    This thread seems like the best place for this “thank you”, but this is from a reporter, Amy Donaldson, of the Deseret News. She relates a story from the early 2000s when she was a new sports reporter and David Ortiz spoke up for her in a locker room during an interview when she was feeling...
  11. VBSoxFan

    Following Former Red Sox 2016

    In the latest news regarding Arroyo, it appears he has a partially torn rotator cuff, not as severe as the original diagnosis, but not merely inflammation of the bursa sac. From the linked article: Glad that's all cleared up.
  12. VBSoxFan

    Devices for MLBtv 2016

    I've had two different Roku's on different TVs and both have worked fine. One was the Roku 2 XD and the other is the Roku 3.
  13. VBSoxFan

    NFL Coaching Changes: Chips a'Hoy

    Browns hire Hue Jackson as head coach. There's speculation in the article about whether Johnny Manziel has a future with the team, given Jackson's success with other QB's in the past but the conclusion is that Manziel is done in Cleveland.
  14. VBSoxFan

    Let's discuss Papi's HoF chances

    At least one BBWAA is on board. Joe Posnanski gives Big Papi a thumbs up:
  15. VBSoxFan

    Schefter Says Something Unlikely About a Center and a Paper Clip

      I'm having a hard time imagining how a long snapper could let some air out of a football with a paper clip before snapping it. Does he run up to the line of scrimmage, sort of hide the paper clip with one hand while inserting it with the other (so the defense and officials can't see) let a bit...
  16. VBSoxFan

    MS Update KB 3035583 and the future

    I have automatic updates turned off on my home computer and tend to wait a couple of weeks to install a new batch of MS Updates, in case any of them are reported to be causing issues. My Windows Update this morning shows I have 21 "important updates" ready to be installed, and KB 3035583 is one...
  17. VBSoxFan

    Joe Posnanski: Lord of Lists

    I felt that including the quote of "a little bit of air" from Joe demonstrated that he thought that reasoning was specious. I certainly do, but I will be clearer with any future posts.
  18. VBSoxFan

    Joe Posnanski: Lord of Lists

    A quick take from Joe on the Dgate penalties handed down. He takes the league to task for their heavy-handedness, and holds the opinion that argument for GOAT now excludes Brady because of "a little bit of air in footballs".
  19. VBSoxFan

    Yoan Moncada signs with Red Sox($30 Million)

      I understand how that could be misinterpreted but in this case EST = Extended Spring Training.
  20. VBSoxFan

    Yoan Moncada signs with Red Sox($30 Million)

    There's a brief update on Moncada in this WEEI Minor League update. Not much new, still getting acclimated to full time American baseball in EST, working out exclusively at second base.   Quote from Director of Player Personnel Ben Crockett: