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|4 days 13 hours ago||Irregularly irregular indeed||
I've been going into atrial fibrillation often this season. What I didn't realize is that apparently a.fib makes you swear a lot.
|4 days 14 hours ago||You're right of course||
But I've only got a huge smile if OSU loses. I know the theory of it all, but in practice I'm cheering against OSU every play. In fact, I'd like to see Bosa and Washington get simultaneous targetting calls.
And who knows, maybe PSU can pull off an upset without Cook in there...
EDIT: Ordering me up some Sad Urbz pizza! Go Blue! Go PSU!
|4 days 15 hours ago||Sparty win||
While I root for both teams to lose, I just would love OSU to lose. MSU can lose next week at home against Penn State. We'll still drink delicious Buckeye tears. It's the classic Win-Win-Lose-Win-Lose-Lose scenario. Or, if OSU holds up their end of the bargain then we'll just beat them next week and the world will be right again.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He is clearly an OSU homer||
The same week MSU had a down performance and he said they deserved to be dropped from #2, he ignored OSU's similarly unstellar performance but didn't think they needed to be dropped.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Dirty little secret||
A lot of over-the-counter supplements are now being found to have HGH and other PEDs, not listed in the ingredients. Yes, even ones sold at GNC.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Exceptionally written||
Kudos - I enjoyed this thoroughly.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I got his point||
But in the end, concluded that he didn't know the difference between love and infatuation. With that said, the message of not falling in too deep with this Michigan team resonates even how tempting it may be. <<insert the Hoke poops gold .GIF here>>
|9 weeks 1 day ago||It's not the music||
The problem is the volume. One thing that would be interesting to know is the mean, median and range of ages of fans in attendance. My assumption is that the athletic department knows this information and this may be guiding the music selection.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
I've done it this way many times - as long as you do it early enough it works fine.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'll second the above "Yes" vote||
Decided to watch/DVR the UCLA/BYU game and was very impressed by BYU in general. Their run game isn't great but by spreading things out and throwing lots of passes, they were able to open up some running lanes. Remind me a lot of Northwestern, which has given us a bunch of trouble in the past.
On defense, Rudock won't get away with sloppy throws - they will be intercepted. I think Harbaugh's version of manball/power will work though.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Thought the opposite||
The piped in music and overall noise level is ridiculous. The timing is horrible as well.
Getting folks to do the wave correctly was really cool, though.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||On the QB thing||
I really do think Morris is the #2. I don't think, however, that he's not being played in order to redshirt him. I think that Morris is probably good enough that if he were put in the game it might start a QB controversy. The way it stands, Rudock is #1 and he's going to be #1 per the coach with no second guessing. If Rudock was hurt, that's when Shane would get another chance.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Not quite that bad||
It was a mediocre performance against a bad team.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Depends||
If you're a "booster", which I assume almost all of us here are, then it could be a violation if he had a sibling that was of recruiting age.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It says||
"The median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after attending the school."
Taken by itself the data are not very helpful for the reasons discussed by many others, however it is useful as a comparative tool.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Home Sale Tax Exemption||
For a married couple, generally you can take $500,000 in profit on the sale of the home with no tax penalty (it's $250,000 for someone single).
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Not all debt is bad debt||
If the debt can be used as a deduction on his tax return, and he is at a 20% bracket, he is saving essentially that much. Obviously, you don't want to be overleveraged and if the OP has significant debts then paying some of them off (especially anything not tax deductible) would be a good idea.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I'd agree with the savings account||
A two-year window on a $20k investment with minimal risk tolerance doesn't get you much. Even if you changed your risk tolerance, you'd be lucky to get a 10% return over 2 years. That gets you a bit more than $24k after the two years, which is fairly neglible as a downpayment for the 'forever home'.
If you talk to the bank, they may have some structured and relatively safe notes that could get you a couple percent. My advice is not to gamble away the windfall you've made.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Index is fine||
But for long term, not a two-year window and not in someone with minimal risk tolerance during that window.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I feel bad||
because I was still drunk from the night before...
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Sneaking flasks||
was easy, but truth be told - weren't you already hammered by the time you walked through the gates?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Throwing frozen anything||
was really a problem. I got hit with an ice cube once when some drunk fool ran out of pizza boxes. Fortunately, most students weren't interested in hurting others and many times would turn on the thrower chanting *sshole and pointing until the ushers escorted said individual out. This was the remedy for the aforementioned drunk fool.
On the other hand, a properly toasted marshmallow from a Bic lighter would do wonders to opposing team's mascots and cheerleaders. A big sticky gooey hard-to-clean mess. Yes, it was a really dumb thing to do and was rightfully banned.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Ludington is great||
But it's easer to stop short and go to Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon and then up to Silver Lake for dune buggies.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||Technology||
I thought there are a lot of great points in this thread, so thought I'd sum up and add my own thoughts:
1. Size and resolution: I agree with the bigger is better philosophy to a point. Namely your budget, the size of the room and how far away you are sitting. The smaller your room or the farther you sit, the smaller the TV needs to be. The smaller your budget, the smaller the screen size. From an optical standpoint, getting a 50" 4K set is pointless for most people if they are sitting fairly far away. If you sit close to your set, or get a bigger screen, then 4K makes more sense and adds a bit of "future proofing".
2. Tech: Plasma is/was the best for motion (i.e. sports). They're gone. I was fortunate enough to buy a few a couple years ago (Panasonic ZT, VT and Samsung f8500) and am pleased with them but they are not without their own set of problems. Pretty much all "LCD" sets are now "LED" which really just means LCD sets with LED backlighting. The best of those sets will have variable backlighting to allow the blacks to be black (and not gray) and will avoid edge bleed. At 120 or 240 Hz, most motion will be acceptable. These sets are also less expensive. OLED sets provide amazing color gamut and contrast but are expensive and difficult to manufacture. They also tend to be 60 Hz so fast motion (i.e. sports) might not be so great (but the picture is so good you might not care). The new kid on the block is Quantum Dot technology which is positioned midway in cost between the LCD/LEDs and OLEDs. Early opinion is that Quantum Dot will probably win out for most purchases in the future over OLED due to cost differential and manufacturing difficulty of the latter. The only problem is the tech is new and not readily available yet.
3. Brand: Everyone has a favorite and everyone has had a problem with one. There's nothing like actually looking at the set you want to buy in person. Being a "Smart TV" isn't as essential with all the streaming stick options, but just make sure it has enough HDMI ports (and the latest versions of those ports) for your needs. The ports are probably the best way to future proof your device.
4. Content: At the end of the day, you should also ask yourself how much are you going to use the thing. If you're going to use it a lot then get a good one (i.e. expand your budget). If you watch an hour or two occasionally then save your money. Also consider your source: if you get HD only then a 4K set doesn't make a lot of sense (it'll upconvert but that's not the same). If you're going to get 4K Netflix and later 4K Blu-ray then get a 4K set. As most movies have been filmed in 4K or better then there's a lot of potential content out there but whether the industry makes 4K Blu-rays widely available (and what they will charge) is still unclear. Oh, and 8K is around the corner...
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Upvoted||
First off, that is a cool story. Second off, that Uno's on South U was horrible and you deserve a medal for having worked there.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Fair use||
There are protected uses which you are piggybacking on here to extend your argument. To some degree, some of what you are stating already is legal and has a form in the Internet Archive (if you've never gone to that site, you should).
You asked for a logically consistent argument as to what to listen to for free, so here it is:
1. If the artist puts up their material (through their own website, their record label, or their permission with a streaming service/internet radio/radio) then it is legal to listen to that for free. Artists generally do not put their entire album on YouTube (unless they are nobody's hoping for a break); even Radiohead did it differently.
2. Borrowing physical media to listen to is not illegal. This includes books, tapes, CDs, etc. That is fair use.
The downloading of music doesn't feel like stealing because you are merely storing bits and bytes of data. This seems different than picking someone's pockets or stealing their car or jewelry. It's nothing physical. But it's not a victimless crime.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||It's not legal||
Simply put, you are stealing from the artist if you do not pay them for their work and they did not explicitly give away the song as "free".
What you are doing is the modern day equivalent of recording a song with a tape player being played off the radio. The difference is that the quality is exponentially better today. You are likely also not recording off YouTube the version of the song the artist put on YouTube, but rather a "lyric" version that has the song off the album.
Look, I'm not going to go all "holier than thou" on you. I was burning/ripping CDs before people even knew what MP3s were. I've also done exactly what you are doing (and may do so again in the future). But, I'm trying to walk the path of the righteous man and nowadays the free music services aren't bad. I even ponied up a few bucks a month for one of the services and I'll still buy albums from artists I really want to support.
|25 weeks 23 hours ago||Reminds me of||
that great SNL skit with Dan Akroyd...
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I hear||
that a certain international sports organization is looking for a new president if anyone is interested.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Good point||
And in today's climate, the ROI on that is getting worse. Don't go into medicine for the money is always good advice.