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|Sports / How Record-breaking Ronaldo Return Exposes Man Utd’s $206m Danger by princejude(m): 4:10am On Aug 29|
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sensational return to Manchester United capped a transfer window that has made fans quickly forget the disappointment on the field, and uprising off it, that ended last season.
Just four months ago supporters stormed the Old Trafford pitch in protest at the club’s owners for their part in the failed European Super League project and a perceived lack of investment in the club, forcing the postponement of a Premier League clash with Liverpool.
In response, the Glazer family have sanctioned a transfer spend of nearly £150 million ($206 million) with Ronaldo joining his former Real Madrid teammate Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.
The Telegraph reports that Ronaldo is set to earn in excess of the £560,000 ($A1.05m) a week, which will make him the Premier League’s highest-ever earner.
What Ronaldo’s deal does though is expose just how much pressure is on United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to deliver the club’s first Premier League title since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013.
Solskjaer is yet to win a trophy in his two-and-a-half years in charge with his mismanagement of losing the Europa League final on penalties to Villarreal in United’s final game of last season still fresh in the memory.
The Norwegian did not make a single substitution until 100 minutes had been played in Gdansk as United failed to make their far greater resources count.
A lack of strength in depth is not an excuse Solskjaer will be able to use this season if he does not end United’s wait for silverware.
There is also a danger of the club harking back to their past rather than embracing the future.
Teenage striker Mason Greenwood has scored in both his side’s opening two league games of the season, but is likely to see his playing time curtailed by Ronaldo’s return.
Even at 36, Ronaldo is still one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game. The Portuguese netted 36 times for Juventus last season and won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020, scoring five goals in four games.
He and Sancho, who cost a reported £73 million ($A138m) from Borussia Dortmund in June, join a stacked forward line of Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
Behind them Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba have already shone this season in a 5-1 thrashing of Leeds on the opening day of the Premier League season.
But a 1-1 draw at Southampton exposed some familiar failings of Solskjaer’s reign that the recruitment of Ronaldo may solve.
The United manager can boast an impressive record against stronger opposition.
He has beaten Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City four times in eight meetings and lost only twice in six clashes with Liverpool.
Twice he’s won away to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
But too often United have performed poorly in the games they are expected to win.
Last season they finished 12 points behind City having dropped the same number of points against Crystal Palace and relegated Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham.
If Ronaldo’s predatory instincts turn those games into routine wins, the glory days of the Ferguson era could be back.
According to reports, Ferguson played a part in convincing Ronaldo to return to the club where he made his name on the world stage between 2003 and 2009 rather than risking his United legacy by crossing the Manchester divide to join City.
Until now, Solskjaer has been given time to slowly rebuild United as a force in England and Europe.
But with the resources afforded to him this summer comes responsibility and that means winning major trophies.
|Programming / Re: Who Is The Best Programmer Of Our Time? by princejude(m): 7:25am On Jun 19|
They should have said the best game programmer, not the best programmer of our time. If he knows how to code games, does he know how to code other types of programming.
|Programming / Re: Who Is The Best Programmer Of Our Time? by princejude(m): 2:17pm On Jun 18|
|Programming / Who Is The Best Programmer Of Our Time? by princejude(m): 2:16pm On Jun 18|
Answered October 3, 2020 · Upvoted by Timothy Johnson, PhD, Computer Science
I’ve seen a great many Computer Scientists talked about, and I think many are ultra talented. But I’d like to throw a name into the hat of who I consider to be (arguably) the best programmer of our time, as the question goes.
He pretty much defined doing a lot with a little in the gaming industry. For those unfamiliar, he was the co-founder and lead programmer for id Software - Wikipedia
The depth of cleverness and efficiency that went into games and engines sort of one after another (notably Doom and Quake) is just staggering. Doing everything from the engine, graphics, and with quake, the tcp/ip layer.
I know more than one person who went into software specifically because of inspiration from Carmack.
There is more to read about Carmack than would fit in a single answer, but there’s a ton of links in his John Carmack - Wikipedia page. From the games, to some of the algorithms he wrote, he was just absolutely irreplaceable. A truly stellar programmer.
|Food / Re: How To Make Ofe Nsala (White Soup) by princejude(m): 9:36pm On Jan 14|
|Politics / Re: Ikpeazu And Wife Celebrate 29th Wedding Anniversary In Old School Attires (Pix) by princejude(m): 4:09am On Dec 31, 2020|
You Only Look Once
|Politics / AWKUZU EX SARS Boss James Nwafor Apprehended In Ghana by princejude(m): 3:57pm On Oct 22, 2020|
The man was captured in Accra Ghana after trying to escape from Nigeria through Benin Republic and Togo. Come and see beating, some guys are not smiling at all.
|Programming / Re: Microcontrollers by princejude(m): 5:05pm On Aug 08, 2020|
VoidLoop:Switch...case: let the train no leave you
|Programming / Re: Microcontrollers by princejude(m): 11:27pm On Aug 06, 2020|
VoidLoop:DoWhile... on board the train ?
|Science/Technology / Re: Electronics Circuit Design From Concept To Implementation by princejude(m): 11:19pm On Aug 06, 2020|
|Science/Technology / Re: Electronics Circuit Design From Concept To Implementation by princejude(m): 11:18pm On Aug 06, 2020|
|Politics / Re: Ajimobi's Mansion That Led To Clash Between Family & Oyo State Government by princejude(m): 2:07pm On Jun 30, 2020|
helinues:Becos na corro era we dey
|Technology Market / Re: Arduino Kit by princejude(m): 2:25pm On May 16, 2020|
JohnCruise:What is this one saying ?
|Technology Market / Re: Arduino Kit by princejude(m): 1:47pm On May 16, 2020|
Marvog:I will arrange the kit and it's cost and inform you. Actually I didn't bought them as a kit, but I have most of what you listed above (not all). From which kit did you get that list from or you just list all the items you need as a kit. 30 LEDs is too much for a kit. I will adjust some of my prizes to the current price because it has been long update the site (busy with some other stuff). We offer one-on-one (and online) training and also help students in their project stuff.
|Technology Market / Re: Arduino Kit by princejude(m): 11:26pm On May 15, 2020|
Marvog:You don't know my website, how did you know that I sales Arduino? look well under all my comments ...
|Technology Market / Re: Arduino Kit by princejude(m): 5:44pm On May 15, 2020|
Marvog:If you were the distributor, will you offer pay on delivery without sending someone to collect your money before delivery? It seems like you are looking for someone to dash you Arduino kits without payment.
|Programming / Re: Build Your Own Laptop by princejude(m): 5:38pm On May 15, 2020|
Marvog:I have Arduino kits but I don't do pay on delivery.
|Programming / Re: Arduino Kit For A Friend by princejude(m): 5:34pm On May 15, 2020|
Marvog:Why must it be pay on delivery? You can only get pay on delivery service if the seller will deliver it to your doorstep in person and collect his money before handing the item over to you.
|Phones / Re: Hisense F50 5G Arrives With A New 5G Chipset by princejude(m): 5:21pm On May 15, 2020|
Marvog:I have Arduino kits but I don't do pay on delivery. You have to pay before I waybill the item to you through any closer transport company. It is either I send the waybill number or the drivers phone number to you.
|Health / Re: How Will Social Distancing Work In A Danfo Bus Or BRT? by princejude(m): 9:15am On Apr 28, 2020|
dustmalik:Who told you that we don't have exponential cases of COVID-19? Have you test up to 1% of Nigeria population? What do you think that is responsible to the deaths in Kano?
|Science/Technology / Re: Electronics Circuit Design From Concept To Implementation by princejude(m): 10:48pm On Apr 17, 2020|
AntiIncognito:What do you want again from the thread...
|Phones / Hisense F50 5G Arrives With A New 5G Chipset by princejude(m): 1:11pm On Apr 16, 2020|
Hisense may not be a household smartphone brand, but the company does know how to grab attention with things like 10,000mAh batteries and color e-Ink on phones. The latest model is interesting for another reason – it’s powered by a 5G chipset from a new vendor. You don’t hear that every day, even Intel was unable to keep up with the complexities of developing 5G hardware.
The Hisense F50 5G was teased on Weibo today and will be officially unveiled on April 20. This isn’t a premium phone, instead it’s part of the effort to make 5G affordable. The handset uses a pretty standard back-mounted fingerprint reader and a teardrop notch for the selfie cam.
The Unisoc T7510 chipset uses the Chun Teng V510 baseband that was developed in-house by the company Ziguang Zhan Rui. It was first demoed at MWC 2019 and supports sub-6GHz 5G with up to 100MHz of bandwidth.
The rest of the chipset uses off the shelf parts including an octa-core CPU – 4x Cortex-A75 at 2.0GHz and 4x A55 at 1.8GHz. They are joined by an Imagination PowerVR GM9446 GPU and a dual-core NPU (of unknown provenance). Local connectivity supported by the chipset includes Wi-Fi 5 (ac) and Bluetooth 5.0.
As for the Hisense F50 5G itself, it will have a large 5,010mAh battery with 18W fast charging and “PC grade” cooling (whatever that means). The phone also packs a quad camera setup on the back, but there are no official details on the four modules yet. That and the price should be revealed on Monday.
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 11:34am On Apr 15, 2020|
ugwum007:No they are not... but you are the only one complaining.
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 11:24am On Apr 15, 2020|
jeff35:Since you are in Delta, we can do online training: I will send the training materials to you with the training kit and step by step instructions.
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 11:18am On Apr 15, 2020|
ugwum007:Are the codes not readable?
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 6:12pm On Apr 14, 2020|
ugwum007:What do you mean?
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 6:10pm On Apr 14, 2020|
Where is your location?
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 9:12am On Apr 04, 2020|
ugwum007:I understand what you mean but remember the owner may be a beginner. He may get confused when introducing new advance boards
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 9:50pm On Apr 03, 2020|
ugwum007:ESP32 is overkill. It is best for IoT based project not for a simple Bluetooth app communication. This project doesn't need internet access
|Programming / Re: Free Arduino Tutorial by princejude(m): 7:51am On Apr 02, 2020|
For the Bluetooth project, I will advice you to get an Arduino board and Bluetooth module because Proteus may fail. My original Arduino board is #3500 and Bluetooth module is #3000. If you buy the hardware from us, I will send a working Bluetooth - App inventor code to you.
For the training course, you can start with the Arduino project design. Presently I am in Lagos but we do online DIY training.
You will not regret having a course with us
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