this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Yep. You read that right. ESPN is suing Ohio State over an alleged Open Meetings Act/Public records-ish type violation:
The sports entertainment giant filed a lawsuit Monday with the Ohio Supreme Court claiming the university violated Ohio’s public records laws by failing to make available three different sets of public records sought by ESPN earlier this year. The lawsuit is essentially asking the state’s highest court to force OSU into releasing the records to ESPN.
One set of records involves e-mails, letters and memos from Tressel, OSU President Gordon Gee, OSU director of sports compliance officer Doug Archie and Athletics Director Gene Smith related to Pennsylvania businessman Ted Sarniak that ESPN requested on April 20.
I was thinking about fan day, when I realized that I don't really have anything for the players/coaches to sign besides old posters. So that got me thinking about buying a helmet. Unfortunately, those are a bit too pricey for me, a high schooler with very little income. So, mgoblog, what do you think I should get/buy (and while we're at it, what's your favorite piece of memorabilia)? Is it safe to assume posters will be sold at fan day? Also, I found a mini-helmet (1/2 scale) that I can afford. Do you think its big enough for a few signatures? Thanks for the advice.
The last NASA Space Shuttle ever, STS-135 Atlantis, is set to launch today at 11:26 am EST. This is a very historic event, and I urge everyone to tune in and watch. I know there are a lot of political things that can be said one way or the other in regards to this being the last mission, but please don't say them here.
Again, I urge you to tune in (though there is currently only a 30% chance of it happening today), there are many places to watch it. The link below is probably the easiest
The place to go for those insomniacs/nightshift workers out there. To start it out, there's this:
So, we have had this new moderation system for a while. Brian asked us to give it a chance, and I believe we have been using it long enough that each of us have given it a fair shake.
A lot of people (myself included) don't like the new system, so here is the chance for everyone's voices to be heard. Like it, love it, or hate it, I created a survey where you can share your opinions.
I don't know if Brian will pay any attention to this, but I thought it might make people feel better to vent their hatred/love for the new system. In a day or two I will update the thread with responses people have given. If anyone can think of any other questions I should add, leave them in the comments.
Brian, if you would like the login information so you can view specific answers, please let me know, I'd be glad to share. Also I can add any further questions you may be interested to ask.
EDIT: If mods want to bump this to prevent it from getting buried once people actually wake up, in order to have a higher response rate, I won't argue.
UPDATE: So turns out Tater was kinda right. Nothing is ever free. After getting 100 responses (surprised that many people were up late last night) it is asking me to sign up for a paid account to see over the first 100 responses. Therefore, my counts will only include those responses (sorry if you were after that).
Question 1: Do you like the new moderate system?
Question 2: What don't you like about the new system?
Too high/low threshold (higher than +5/lower than -1): 30.3% (ed: this was added after a few people already responded so not actually representative)
Too many choices: 20.2%
Not enough choices: 16.2%
Choices not representative of how I view comments: 54.5%
Choices too vague: 23.2%
Requires too much thought: 20.2%
NO NEGBOMB!!!!: 67.7%
Too complicated: 26.3%
Other: 15.2% (includes write-ins: doesn't moderate anything; less incentive to post well; doesn't effect mgopoints; overengineered slashdot nonsense system; no need for labels like "normal," flamebait", etc.; viewing threshold complaints)
Question 3: What would be the best system of moderation?
Current system: 4%
Old system (+/-): 56%
Combination featuring a simple +/- with a "flamebait, trolling, funny" if seen fit: 29%
New system with general +/- if your reasoning doesn't fit into predefined categories: 2%
Get rid of them all together: 4%
Other: 5% (includes write-ins: no user moderation at all; fewer down voting options; added option of wishing terrible misfortune on the poster; adding more adjectives)
These need not be Michigan related.
I just picked up an iPhone 4, upgrading from a 3GS. One thing I didn't take a ton of advantage of is importing videos/movies into my phone. So, that's what I'm doing with this one.
Currently, I have the first two seasons of the office and The Hangover.
The way I think of a "perfect" movie for a mobile device is something that will entertain me on a plane/in car for multiple viewings and something that doesn't need a mammoth TV screen (so sports probably a no).
So any suggestions? What do you folks have on your mobile devices?