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|2 days 17 hours ago||Yep||
2016 here as well; this is my favorite piece of Brian's writing on this site.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Eleven Swans||
Cosign Eleven Swans. Peak Brian, that.
|5 days 23 hours ago||That's cool. I can tell you||
That's cool. I can tell you that Belmont/Craigin is nowhere near as destitute, violent, and poverty stricken as (among others), Englewood on the south side and Austin on the West Side. Source: I've been to all 3 areas within the past 3 years.
|1 week 1 day ago||Dr. Dre- The Chronic (1992)||
Dr. Dre- The Chronic (1992)
|1 week 4 days ago||And||
And, if you do not want to see me again, I would understand.
I would understand.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sure I'll catch hell||
I'm sure I'll catch hell for this, and though I don't agree with all of your characterizations (specifically in your last sentence), I appreciate you posting those two articles you linked. Actually adds something to the discussion, at least for me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||For sure||
Oh, for sure. A big issue in most factories is safety of the workers. When doing a semi-mindless, repetetive task over and over again, the mind has a tendency to naturally wander. Which is fine, except that in a factory, that can lead to your hand being cut off (or worse).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||....||
You, sir, are a philosopher king.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed.||
It also violates Sec. 1 of the Sherman Act. I think the NCAA almost certainly loses in federal court. They are restraining trade by prohibiting the coaches from pursuing what could also be financial opportunities.There would need to be a concrete injury such as a coach having something lined up which he would benefit from financially (appearance fee or something similar) which was taken away by the NCAA ban, I would think, for a ripe claim. Find that coach and you've got a case. There are other ways to attack it too; the kids could try to bring a claim, but I can't think of one right now-- long day.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair...||
To be fair, a very, very, very short list of musical artists/groups, off the top of my head, who either themselves have had "run-ins with the law" or a member of the group has had "run-ins with the law"...would include the following, which, again, is just the tip of the iceberg: Rolling Stones (should be blindingly obvious); Beatles (many; Paul McCartney spent 9 days in jail on a drug charge); Jay-Z; Notorious B.I.G.; Snoop Dogg; Willie Nelson; Hank Williams, Sr.; Guns N Roses; REM; Eminem; Kid Rock; Jerry Lee Lewis; Ozzy Osbourne; Alice Cooper; The Doors; Jimi Hendrix; Led Zeppelin...
...I could go on, but you get the point, I'm sure. I guess you can do one of the following: 1) not associate with any musicians who are popular; 2) associate with "clean" musicians who are popular, but not popular with your target demographic, thereby wasting your time and energy; 3) you can associate with musicians who are fans of your program and who, like virtually every famous musician who is popular among your target audience (recruits), have had "run-ins with the law." I'm more than fine with Harbaugh choosing number 3, unless the "run-ins with the law" involve OJ Simpson or Jackson Pollack-level offenses, which is not the case with Migos.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||THIS||
Yeah, it's called the Viagra Triangle for a reason: It's populated by older men and women who want to be with older men, usually younger women who want to be with older men (you don't see a lot of single 65 year old women there; you do see a ton of 65 year old men there without wedding rings on; gee, I wonder why?). I'd bet that around half of the people you saw were actually married. The atmosphere you describe of "no one being married" would occur on Hubbard Street (a mile south of Viagra Triangle) around 1 am on a weekend; would also occur at Damen/Milawukee at same time.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Am a lawyer...||
Am a lawyer; have done some antitrust work professionally; believe NCAA would lose lawsuit based on antitrust grounds (preventing coaches from making money by holding camps which have neither the participation of, nor attendance of, NCAA student-athletes). Think about the lawsuit where, in 1998, the NCAA was smacked down and ordered to pay damages due to their artificially capping the salaries of assistant coaches at $16k. The NCAA actually had a stronger argument in that case than they would if sued here, in my view.
Only issue is it would take a few years to work through the legal system. But I am cautiously optimistic that the coaches would prevail in such a suit.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Transnat||
Interesting comment re transnational law in law school. I felt the whole crux of it was, essentially, that international "law" is sort of a misnomer; he with the biggest army makes the rules, and if you can't defend your borders, you're not a sovereign... along with the concept that treaties and international law are followed by nations, but not when it's really inconvenient to do so. I actually did decently well in that class, for what it's worth (nothing).
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You serious with this bs? Get||
You serious with this bs? Get outta here. Also, what jobs did we give to the parents of the 29 or so players we just signed? Imma need some actual facts here, "truth b told."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||?||
I don't get it. You say "misfire" and then link to a picture of people with torches. No idea what this means, other than (I assume?) that there will be people with torches if the kid doesn't commit to Michigan?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||So true. I feel like we (or||
So true. I feel like we (or at least I) took junior year JMo for granted, and to an extent, senior year JMo as well. If we had him on this team I think he makes an impact well beyond his numbers.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Good point. It may be||
Good point. It may be perceptions lagging behind reality due to the natural time lapse between something changing and people becoming aware of that change.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Are you serious? Garbage program? Get a fucking grip.||
Are you serious? Garbage program? Get a fucking grip.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm.||
I mean, I am no fan of Urbz or Kasich, but this article? It's...a bit of a reach. Seems sort of like much ado about nothing. I don't know that there are back room deals between Kasich and Urban Meyer regarding player unionization like the article implies; the author seems to be making multiple leaps of logic.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||"Rescue Me"||
I loved him on "Rescue Me" as Tommy (Denis Leary)'s brother the prosecutor.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||LOL||
This made me laugh out loud at work for 30 seconds. Well done.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Wanna have your mind blown?||
Wanna have your mind blown? Compare Rashan Gary's high school measurables to those of the DL at the NFL combine. 6'4"/6'5", 290 lbs...4.74 40 yard dash. And I wouldn't be shocked if he could put up 225 20x at this point.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Nicely done||
This made me laugh out loud at my desk. Well played.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||...And a 6-4 Impala||
...And a 6-4 Impala.
[Why a '64? Because they had the sturdiest frames of those models, thus making them the best for installing hydraulics]
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I work in civil litigation, and can generally understand why the seeking party-- here, the government-- believes it should be given this information. It's somewhat akin to e-discovery in civil litigation (though obviously much more life and death). Sometimes, you ask for and are granted backup tapes or data which are used to create a virtual copy of a prior system of computers as they existed at one time.
Put differently, say you're in litigation involving corporate fraud. If one party wants to try to figure out who knew what and when about a partcular topicand to know what was in someone's email and where it was in their email on a certain date and whether it had been opened, then you go about trying to create a virtual version of that email inbox on that date. You can do this and get this info in discovery. You're creating something that didn't exist before when you do this...but it's representation of what did actually previously exist. The "key" program the government wants Apple to create has never existed before. That's one distinction.
Another is that, as said by the NYT (/ducks), this is not a case such as when the police have a warrant to search a house and they find a locked safe and they demand the homeowner provide the keyor et a warrant forcing the handover of the key. What they are asking Apple (the homeowner) to do is create a key from scratch that also simultaneously renders all safes everywhere no longer secure [because once this would happen-- Apple creating the software to crack their own phones-- then not only would governments request it more and more often [think NSA secret court where they just rubber-stamped surveillance requests], but it woud likely fall into the hands of criminal organizations eventually].
But then you weigh the fact that we're talking about mass murder here. And the possible prevention of future mass murders (I assume). But I still think Apple is doing the right thing because of the principles involved-- I'd rather be less safe in a country that's more free than more safe in a country that's less free, essentially.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Eh...||
Eh, Berlin's been known to take my breath away. . .
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Yours is better||
I'd like to trade my "Zach Galifanakis" for a "Steve Zahn." Illegitimate offspring of Steve Zahn and Joe Dirt? Yeah, I think that's it. Great call on Steve Zahn.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Or||
Or the illegitimate offspring of Joe Dirt and Zach Galifanakis.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Golf Channel, too||
The television coverage actually begins on Golf Channel today, where they will be broadcasting live from 1pm EST to 2:30 pm EST pior to the CBS coverage. Same thing tomorrow, too, I believe-- live coverage begins on Golf Channel before it switches to CBS. Given when JH tees off today, Golf Channel might be a better bet than CBS.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||He's still alive.||
Not sure if you're serious or forgot the "/s" tag, but CTE can only be definitively diagnosed posthumously, and, to my knowledge, they aren't yet close to coming up with a test that can objectively detect it while the patient is still living.