in town for free camps
A Coronal Mass Ejection (a solar eruption) took place early Sunday and is heading toward earth. This "Solar Tsunami" as some are calling it could reach as far as Michigan, Maine, Seattle, and possibly Colorado (for all those MGoBloggers around the US). So late tonight or early tomorrow morning look into the northern sky and you might see something amazing
In other important space related news: August 12 after 11PM is the best time to see the Perseid meteor shower, which is the most prevelent meteor shower most years seen in the northern hemisphere
First things first: If this thread violates the no politics rule, I apologize. Feel free to remove.
This has gotten absolutely insane. I've been bombarded by robocalls in past elections, but nothing like this. Starting about two weeks ago and only getting worse by the day, these constant calls are out of control. After looking through my caller ID list, I see that I have had 17 of them since 9am Monday. Yesterday I had 7 partial messages on my answering machine. This is especially aggravating as I work a night shift and need to sleep during the day. Disconnecting the phones isn't an option as I have elderly relatives nearby and would be the first phone call were something to happen.
I understand the need to get every willing participant out to the polls, especially in a low turnout election like this one. I wouldn't even mind if there was a real person on the other end instead of some damn recording. This is perhaps the most ironic aspect of it all. Every one of these candidates who has bombarded me with robocalls is promising more jobs for the state, yet apparently can't even be bothered to pay a couple of college kids a few bucks to make phone calls for an afternoon.
Is anyone else getting absolutely hammered by these things? Anyone know of a way to make it stop? I really could use some sleep...
I'm almost tempted to write a letter to the State Attorney General about the harassment. Oh wait...
Does anyone remember a hoodie with a hood that was designed like our helmets? I've wanted to buy one for a while now but never had the spare cash to do so. Well now that I do have some cash, I can't find it anywhere. I'd guess it was about one or two years ago that I saw it. Any help finding it is greatly appreciated.
Edit: Found a picture of it but still have not found it for purchase.
So i'm starting to shop around for a new phone and I want a smartphone but since they are pricey, I would like to buy one with no doubts. I've narrowed it down to three models and would like some advice from anyone who has heard, owns, or knows someone who owns any of these phones:
Tmobile MyTouch Slide
Here is a link that has the three phones compared side by side
Thanks for your help!
EDIT: And my service is Tmobile and I don't plan on changing it any time soon (even though i'm aware other providers do have much better phones...dammit...)
So I got my new phone two days ago. It doesn't come with a user manual but I have a pretty good handle on how to use it and I have to say it's the awesome. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a new smart phone.
And the swype keyboard is fantastic.
I just received a response from the M athletic department concerning water bottles. I had written:
"Hello, I recently received my football season tickets and was very disappointed to see that sealed water bottles will no longer be allowed into the stadium. I realize that there are free small cups of water and drinking fountains available. However using these sources will cause me to have to leave my seat during the game (I normally never leave my seat so I don't miss any of the great action). I'd like to ask that you reconsider this ban. At the least, perhaps you might allow entirely empty bottles so that individuals can fill up their bottle at the water fountains prior to going to there seat and then not miss any of the game.
Thank you for your consideration."
The response from the M athletic department:
"Thanks for the email. We appreciate your input. The water bottle policy was instituted for several reasons including to help the flow of traffic through the gates. Bottles have not been checked in the past, or at least not thoroughly. With new security procedures planned for this year, a tighter checking procedure is planned to be in place. If water bottles were allowed in, we would be forced to thoroughly check all bottles as they come through which would cause enormous back-ups at the exterior gates. As we found out last year after restricting all bags, the ticket taking process at the gates flows a lot easier if items are not brought in. This policy would not have been put in place without ensuring that our guests would have access to free water. In past years, we only had 4 water fountains and 3 "free water stations". This year, we will now have 28 water fountains and 40 concession stands that will give out free cups upon request. These cups will be 9 oz. size. In addition, every other concession stand will offer bottles of water for sale with the exception of Dippin Dots and Lemon Chill locations. While we knew this would be an unpopular policy, we felt that it was the best move to help with the overall logistics of bringing 109,000 plus fans into Michigan Stadium. Thanks again for the email and please do not hesitate to contact me with further questions.
Associate Athletic Director
University of Michigan
This is a follow-up to a prior board post. For those that plan to continue asking for this policy to be rescinded, perhaps you can refute some of these points in your email to the department. I submitted my comments via the mgoblue.com feedback section.