We're down 45-55. Get to work.
We're down 45-55. Get to work.
So obvious some sort of hack is going on. Our poll has over one million votes it looks like the other has.... 85,000. I think more than 8.5% of people would vote in both
okay can we boot this guy already?!?!?!? Mods please??!!?!?! time for him to go away permanently
This chain of comments is so delightfully nonsensical now that Mr. Ether Stench is six feet under.
Maybe Nebraska hired ACORN to give them a hand.
Holy hell. Is there really 1.4 million votes in that poll? That's a lot of bots... Good to see our EECS people are making this competitive again though!
There are so many votes in at this point that having people go and vote will do nothing. The only hope of winning is by scripting bots and at that point what does it even matter.
They have a 145,000 vote lead over us and the gains made today have levelled out to a consistant pace of voting keeping their lead at 10%. Given ESPNs history of not caring if 17 billion people vote on a helmet poll I don't think they'll be investigating the source of Nebraskas votes.
I heard he is what got us from 35-65% to where we are now...roughly 45-55%
As soon as we bring it close NU will bot their way to a bigger lead. Not only do we need to bot to make up the hundreds of thousands, we then need to bot more to beat their additional bot.
is in order to beat the hell out of them we need to "bot" the hell out of them?
All horseshoes must die.
how do i make a bot??
This is no longer a battle of who has a better tradition, but who has a better EECS department.
This failure is unnacceptable. How can Nebraska out Bot us? U of M cpu nerds please fix this.
For a little bit (I'm using quotes because I'm still guessing we had a few bots going from the start). But they took a huge (about 100,000-200,000 votes) lead over us using bots (either that or people in Nebraska might have nothing better to do, which IMHO is a reasonable explanation), and we've been clawing our way back in the last day.
Better ask Little Bill:
I hate Nebraska fans, not to put them all down but they always bring up '97 and the Heisman and they just seem really cocky. When we went to the Alamo Bowl a couple years ago, my family moved because there were a group of Huskers behind us twho were just completely obnoxious and I just never have met a Nebraska fan I liked. Maybe it's just me...
A Texas fan tried convincing me that Nebraska fans are WORSE than Buckeye fans. He has lived in both Texas and Ohio and said Nebraska fans are worse in his unbias opinion. He said he thanked the Big Ten for taking the "Big 12's trash off their hands for them".
I don't have a beef with Nebraska fans, but I still have always hated "Big Red." I have two issues with Nebraska:
1) They built their rep as a national power while in the Big 8 which consisted of Nebraska, Oklahoma and 6 "other" teams. It's pretty easy to pile up double digit winning seasons when you only play 2 or 3 good teams each year.
2) Dr. Tom Osborne is a Tressel-esque phony. His teams were rampant abusers of steroids and other PED's during his tenure not to mention the MSU-like rap sheet many of his later teams racked up, yet he is treated like one of the courtly, old-school gentlemen of CFB. He isn't fit to hold Lloyd Carr's jock strap when it comes to class.
I've met Tom O, not around a football field though. My great uncle worked with hiim while they both ran the pshycology dept. at UNL. He's a great person, on the field idk, but off the field he is one of the best.
To think I was voting mutliple times. I thought I was so sneaky. Haha, look at me vote 10 times in a row. Michigan will for sure win this. Nebraska won't know what hit them.... :(
I voted a bunch of times with private browsing but the number of votes is stuck at 1,453,906, 54-46 bad guys.
It is not a live update. It updates the total votes every couple minutes so your multiple votes will count.
It's up to 1,457,601 now.
Edit: Cripes, it's gone up to 1,465,168 since my last comment. The |-,@><()rzzz on both sides must really be doing their thing if the totals are still at 46-54.
At this rate, the vote total will match the entire population of the state of Nebraska (1.8 million). But I'm glad to see we're clawing back against them. I'd like to think our top-10 engineering program can match nebraska's engineering school. Go Blue!
I can definitively say that I am responsible for us catching up in the poll. I graduate from UM in 2010 and now am at Caltech. My roommate and I created the automated voting script. We started at midnight last night and we should overtake Nebraska by the morning. If anyone else wants it I can email it to you. The more computers we can run it on the better. You'll need Ubuntu.
Hats off to you sir. I would totally like to help in the botting effort, but I'm without Ubuntu.
if you want to get ubuntu you can download and install it as a second operating system. Google Ubuntu for windows. The first link should be ubuntu and then you can download it. However, to manipulate Ubuntu once you download will take a bit of computer skill if you're used to windows.
Id love to help if you want to email me the script firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have ubuntu?
I did, but the Doc gave me a shot of penicillin and cleared it right up.
I wish you'd give me the name of your doctor, a summer cold is the worst!
I r has it, and I r should be doing better things than sitting on my computer all day... things like playing the NCAA 2012 demo while letting my computer bot.
Alright, here's the deal. I'll send the script around in the morning if we haven't taken the lead. I'm nervous about spreading it around.
I'd like a copy of that script, sure. ;)
It is morning and we've fallen further behind!
Sorry, don't have Ubuntu (not even sure what it is).
It's a linux distro, for the computer geek who is not quite ready to be a real computer geek.
I have 2 linux boxes, but Im guessing that I won't be seeing a copy of that script though. Too bad.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.
Since Nebraska's bots are frantically trying to catch up today - and our lead is down to 59-41 with only a couple hours left - would you mind putting your script to work again?
Thx & Go Blue!
Good Job!! GO BLUEEE!
Pointless?! The winning school's campus gets a ton of free copies of NCAA '12.
Looks like we are catching up, err botting more than them. Either way we're making a comeback.
Now I don't get it, should i keep voting 45x per hour or i'm just out of the league now?
Back down to 45-55 with over 1.7 million votes cast.
It hit the 2 million mark @ 7 am. It is now 8 am and there is another 100,000 votes. The machines have taken over. Where is Will Smith when you need him?