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  • Jester
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    Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
    I'm still not sure how they make money. Why would anyone pay for their product?

    Pete (see unlimited free content online)
    do you pay for google? It’s the ads.

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  • Plezercruz
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    I'm still not sure how they make money. Why would anyone pay for their product?

    Pete (see unlimited free content online)

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  • Jester
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    I want to hire their marketing guy, and my company doesn’t even have a product yet!

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  • Mr. Raceboy
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    Originally posted by skooly View Post
    LOL. They wanted to call it the BangBro Center... or "BBC."
    If that's true, even better! LMFAO

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  • skooly
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    LOL. They wanted to call it the BangBro Center... or "BBC."

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  • Mr. Raceboy
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    Originally posted by Jester View Post

    That is simply brilliant free marketing.
    100% genius. I'm guess this is literally worth millions in free advertising.

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  • Jester
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    That is simply brilliant free marketing.

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  • skooly
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    Porn site causes stir with bid for Heat to play in ‘BangBros Center’

    With American Airlines soon to be out as title sponsor of the arena that’s home to the Miami Heat, a local porn company wants the Internet to know it’s ready to step in and take the top slot.

    BangBros, best known for filming sex scenes in vans, announced Thursday it had submitted a $10 million bid to replace American as title sponsor of the county-owned arena. Miami-Dade has said it’s in talks with national companies to replace American at a higher price than the previous $2 million-a-year deal.

    There was no official comment, but it’s safe to say those talks do not involve a porn company. Any sponsorship deal is subject to a vote by Miami-Dade commissioners and a potential veto by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who is overseeing negotiations. When the Miami Herald asked Gimenez’s office about the BangBros proposal, a representative replied: “Seriously?????”

    BangBros started the unfolding publicity grab when it posted on Twitter Thursday afternoon it had submitted a $10 million “bid” to the consulting firm, Superlative Group, that Miami-Dade hired to negotiate a new sponsorship deal. It included an image of American’s signature jet silhouette on the roof of the arena replaced with a van with doors open on each side.

    “Miami is known for many things,” BangBros said in its press release, posted on Twitter. “South Beach, beautiful women, sports teams ... Miami is also known for BangBros.”

    The county decided in 2018 to end the current arrangement of having the Heat handle naming rights for the arena, and Miami-Dade has until the end of 2019 to sign a new deal. If it can’t, it will be forced to pay the Heat $2 million a year in naming revenue anyway as part of the team’s management contract for the arena.

    Myriam Marquez, Gimenez’s communications director, said the county’s existing sponsorship agreements already restrict advertising for liquor and tobacco products, so pornography would be a non-starter. “Miami-Dade County has rules guiding contracts and sponsorships to ensure they are family-friendly businesses,” she said.
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/loc...235036192.html

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  • skooly
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    Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
    How come that's not happening everywhere else?

    Pete (hasn't seen any of these popping up around here)
    Trust me, you do not want Miami-style implementation of 5G.

    Given the heavy infrastructure requirements, it sounds like 5G is something we'll only be seeing in densely packed cities.

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  • Plezercruz
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    How come that's not happening everywhere else?

    Pete (hasn't seen any of these popping up around here)

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  • skooly
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    5G tech is coming and it’s ‘an absolute mess,’ Miami-Dade commissioner says

    Comparing the 5G tech revolution to the California gold rush, Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins bemoaned the unsightly, sloppy and hazardous installation of telecommunications equipment on Miami streets.

    “It’s a 5G fiasco,” Higgins said during Wednesday’s County Commission meeting. “Downtown is the epicenter of a land grab by the telecommunication companies. We have an absolute mess.”

    Companies such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are erecting new utility poles, boxes, and cables to accommodate the next generation of wireless technology — 5G — touted as super fast and super clear. They are in a race to expand their networks and “get to the future faster,” as Verizon says on its website.

    As a result, concrete poles are going up every 300 feet, sometimes in awkward spaces. Black splice cases are left sitting on the ground or strapped to trees with plastic yellow caution tape. Stray wires poke out into walkways. Rats’ nests of cable dangle from overhead lines. Sidewalks are repaired hastily and unevenly with cold asphalt patching. It looks ugly. It looks dangerous.

    “The crews tell me it’s not electrified but how are we supposed to know? The boxes aren’t closed or locked, wires are hanging all over the place,” Higgins said. “These torn-up sidewalks are deathtraps; people can trip and fall. You can’t get around the poles in a wheelchair or with a stroller.”



    Higgins said she elicited oral promises from work crews not to install poles in front of the Freedom Tower and Gesu Catholic Church, “but how many buildings can I stand in front of?” she said, passing out photos to other commissioners.

    “There’s no respect for residents, businesses, art in public places or our history,” she said, mentioning new poles along Biscayne Boulevard in front of Bayfront Park and outdoor sculptures and one in front of the old post office. “It’s a mess and it’s coming to your neighborhood next. Get in front of every building you can.”

    One reason cited for the rapid and indiscriminate installation effort, Higgins said, is the goal of having the networks ready in time for Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on Feb. 2, 2020.

    “If this was done in an orderly way, and homeowners and businesses had proper notice, I’d be thrilled to showcase Miami as one of the first cities with 5G,” she said. “But you can’t use the Super Bowl as an excuse to do shoddy work. They are marking their territory and it’s destructive.

    “We used to be excited about 5G. Now we all hate it. We’re fine with 4G!”

    Miami Beach has managed the 5G implementation process much better than the county by planning for it two years in advance, Higgins said. Each pole has to be approved by the city’s historic preservation and design review boards.

    “Miami Beach came up with a beautiful design standard,” she said. “Even though nobody is happy with poles every 300 feet, at least they are not hideous.”

    Higgins and other commissioners asked the public works department and the county attorney to study whether Miami-Dade can implement design and permitting standards that supersede state utility regulations.

    “The markings have been all over the streets for years now,” Commissioner Dennis Moss said, echoing Higgins’ complaints about permanent spray-painted “hieroglyphics.” “In Tallahassee they allow the utility companies to do what they want to do and there are no consequences.”



    Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava suggested the county wait to close out permits until electrical work is finished at each site.

    AT&T did not issue a response to a query about construction but has said previously it is working as efficiently as possible with local governments to complete the upgrade of its network, which promises “ideas that seem like science-fiction will someday become reality: augmented-reality shopping, virtual presence at live events, self-driving cars, telemedicine. The possibilities are endless.”

    Patience during installation will pay off for consumers because the 5G breakthrough will “usher in a Fourth Industrial Revolution,” according to Ronan Dunne, Verizon’s executive vice president.



    skooly (knew we'd fuck this up)

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/loc...H_3QpMnsRVnn_0

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  • Plezercruz
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    The Raiders are undoubtedly the worst.

    Pete (is glad they're losing their team)

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  • Jared
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    only the Jaguars, Titans, Browns, and Raiders...
    Ok, so they're the fifth most profane fans.

    how many NFL teams are there?

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  • buzzardmountain
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    We have every reason to!!!

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  • skooly
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    For Robin

    Study: Miami Dolphins Fans Curse More Than Almost Any Fan Base in the NFL

    If you've spent any real time in Miami, chances are you already know this. But now, there's a study to back up your own personal research — Miami Dolphins fans like to use profanity, and they do so more than almost any other fan base in the NFL. Jets fans lie, Bills fans lie, and Patriots fans lie, but the data doesn't lie — Dolphins fans have some of the worst potty mouths in the entire league.

    Casino.org did the Lord's work and bravely dove into the Reddit abyss, scanning over a half-million comments for the words "fuck," "shit," "damn," "hell," "dick," "bitch," "crap," "asshole," "douche," and "bastard." When they emerged back to the surface, they returned with some cold, hard data: Dolphins fans are supervulgar — fifth-most vulgar in the NFL, in fact — and in particular love to say "bitch."

    This is the sort of important information we crave as the preseason nears. Thank you, internet!

    The scale used in the study measures the average number of profane words used per ten subscribers to each team's subreddit. For the Dolphins, that number was 8.6, less than only the Jaguars, Titans, Browns, and Raiders. The study found Arizona Cardinals fans were the least prone to profanity, at just 2.6 bad words used per 10 subreddit users. Again, this is just a scale of online naughty words. It would be impossible to keep track of all the bad words Dolphins fans use, especially if you don't speak Spanish.

    "Shit" and "fuck" made up almost 75 percent of profanity used across the board by fans of all 32 teams. The study found that Dolphins fans used "bitch" 14.8 percent more often than other fan bases, while Indianapolis Colts fans used "douche" at an amazing and quite impressive clip of 76.6 percent more than anyone else.

    Now that you're up to speed on the most important NFL fan study on the interwebs, let's all remind ourselves of one of the most infamous Miami Dolphins-related profanity moments of all time:


    https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/m...-fans-11231679

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