landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
|6 hours 13 min ago||Yep. Unlimited subs is the||
Yep. Unlimited subs is the way to go in soccer - along with stopping time on substitutions, obviously. Soccer has already been moving in this direction over the last century. It needs to go all the way
One benefit of unlimited subs that is often overlooked: you could see your favorite older players extend their playing careers at elite clubs. As of now, it kind of bugs me how you've basically aged out of the sport at 30 (pretty much; except goalkeepers).
|3 days 14 hours ago||Just to be clear, I would||
Just to be clear, I would only reluctantly place the US among the freest countries in the world. Heritage has them 12th in economic freedom for 2016, for example.
And I agree with you that our system was set up well, and it does mostly give most people what they want. That last part is not necessarily a good thing, though.
|3 days 14 hours ago||The stuff you're using and||
The stuff you're using and enjoying now wasn't.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Thanks for the informative||
Thanks for the informative post, but man, it's gonna be all right.
Lighten up, Francis.
|4 days 3 hours ago||My pet point||
The most interesting thing to me about autnomous cars is the ethics of the software. JamieH et al. were talking about software, but I didn't see a mention of this point: what are the car's priorities in an emergency?
For example, the car's losing control due to ice. Is its first priority to protect the people in the car? Or to protect the pedestrians on the bridge you're skidding across? You can concoct all sorts of scenarios.
In my opinion, the software companies will do their best to generate code so that the ethics are obscured. They'll say something like, Our code doesn't have to worry about ethics because it uses this revolutionary control protocal blah blah blah. Some of them, including Google iirc, have already downplayed the issue. Eventually there'll be a case where source code is subpoenaed and things will get interesting. I mean - VW faked emissions tests, so why would we expect car makers to not pull off some off-the-books programming? Maybe program your car to prioritize avoiding crashes with other cars of the same brand? Program your car to protect passengers over bystanders and other drivers in order to boost your safety rating? Don't know what it will be - but it will be something.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Are you kidding me? The||
Are you kidding me? The internet is pretty much the least regulated, wildest, freest place on the planet.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Interesting. Teh interwebz||
Interesting. Teh interwebz say that he failed to show up to camp at SDSU for what would have been his freshman year. Later he showed up, but after four days of classes, he disappeared again. A grad assistant went to check DeSean's dorm room and found it cleared out.
Maybe all he needs is family like Darnay or someone to help him stay? Would certainly be nice.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I want to believe. I'm not||
I want to believe.
I'm not sure I do, though. Great analysis.
Agree that this line > 97 line, mainly for depth reasons, but also because a) I think Glasgow might be slightly better than Renes (and Renes was great), and b) we won't be starting Winovich at WDE unless he is legitimately a force there.
But I have to think 97 has takes the LB and secondary battle. Only '16 wins, I think, is if Peppers proves he is a Woodson level talent (elite even among the elite), one of McCray or Gedeon hits peak potential while the other is serviceable, and, finally, Bush plays extremely well for a true freshman. I'd say those probabilities are about 10%, 50%, and 75%, so not a good chance combined to beat the 97 team in the LB rankings.
In the secondary, the thing is, Weathers was very good; only two ACLs kept him from a promising NFL career. If Woodson + Weathers = 10, I'd say Lewis + Stribling/Clark = 8. Safety comparison, like LB, is swingy. Dymonte could turn into that demon we saw in his first game blocking that CMU punt - but based only on what we've seen so far, Dymonte + Hill is maybe a 7, with Ray + Hendricks an 8. We'll see if Dymonte can hack the decision-making part of the game. If he can, then the 16 safeties may well surpass the 97 duo because the athleticism is superior, I think.
|6 days 55 min ago||I would put it like||
I would put it like this:
Peppers is a unique talent. Being unique, he's irreplaceable. But not necessarily indispensable.
Cole can more closely be approximated - maybe. But even so, in my opinion, there aren't enough people who can approximate him well enough, or do enough other things well, to make up for his loss. Not in the way that we could try to shift and compensate for losing Peppers.
So I'd put Cole 1 and Peppers 2. After that, I'd list Lewis. True lockdown corner is a fantastic luxury.
Then... I'd say Glasgow. Until Mone proves himself, I'll probably be clinging to Glasgow like a security blanket. We weren't the same last year after he went down (to state the obvious). And if Mone doesn't prove to be equal to his hype, then I'd list Glasgow probably at #1.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Everybody does things that||
Everybody does things that they regret at every age in life. It has nothing to do with maturity or being 25.
Sorry, but infantalizing younger people is one of my pet peeves. I work with 16 year olds every day who are far more mature and capable than many 40 year olds. I also work with 16 year olds every day who are total screw-ups and will still be screw-ups at age 40. Age is irrelevant.
|6 days 14 hours ago||I have mixed feelings about||
I have mixed feelings about LeBron, and none of them are too strong.
I'm just posting to point out that using age as an excuse for a 25-year-old is an insult to 25-year-olds (and younger). 25-year-olds are at the peak of their intellectual powers: Einstein, Byron, Godel, etc.
Sports players have no excuse in peaking at an early age. Genius-level talent does that in almost every field. Even if you're not a genius in your field, you're more than capable - years and years and years more than capable - of functioning on your own at age 25, but that's verging into off-topic territory.
|1 week 2 hours ago||JIMMMMMAYYYYYY||
|1 week 1 day ago||#StripeTheBirthplace||
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks, I was||
Thanks, I was wondering.
Doesn't seem ironic to me. He hasn't done a good job (to put it lightly) in either case. Consistency ftw, or something like that.
|1 week 2 days ago||Pretty sure it's only 3. St.||
Pretty sure it's only 3. St. Juste didn't have any stars and shouldn't have been offered, so no way could he be going to The Opening.
|1 week 2 days ago||Could never decide if it's||
Could never decide if it's the genius back-shoulder blindspot check, or the textbook form on the release, that made him so effective.
Coach shoulda put him in.
|1 week 4 days ago||Hereabouts the term is||
|1 week 6 days ago||I upvoted you but||
|1 week 6 days ago||Agree. Didn't Hargreaves go||
Agree. Didn't Hargreaves go in the first round? Granted, maybe he was taking the bowl game off, but still, Jehu torched him.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Do you even read?||
Do you even read?
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Dr. Strange is my||
Dr. Strange is my most-anticipated movie since Star Wars. Huge fan. I am leery about some of the casting - the Ancient One in particular - but I really like what Feige has said they're doing with the approach.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Chemistry and English are the||
Chemistry and English are the worst for grading and planning. English because of the reading and Chemistry because of those @#$!!#! labs.
I actually teach some chemistry sections as well as physics these days. I hate losing time to lab clean-up and set-up.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Mostly family and kids||
Mostly family and kids activities. 2 kids and another on the way. Being a parent is the best thing ever.
Basketball once a week, plus more when I can. Played in one Macker last summer. Still fondly remember the Macker's glory days (and my own glory days, I suppose).
Reading. Lots of stuff so I can keep up with my students. I just finished Rick Yancey's 5th Wave. It's very, very good. Elegiac and haunting. I'm reading the Throne of Glass right now. It's irritating me because I can't quite figure out why it's so popular. Sarah Maas, well, you can tell that she started writing the book in high school. So many dumb things in it. No theme or original ideas. But the romance and characters and pacing are decent. I think the series must get better as it goes on; for a high schooler, she did a great job.
Role-playing games. Pathfinder once a week.
Writing. I used to write for Dungeons and Dragons. Then I wrote my own stuff, including a novel. Then the kids came and... maybe I'll put something out again this year.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||It does.||
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||I picked Ulizio last year, so||
I picked Ulizio last year, so I'm staying with that.
Also Hudson, if he qualifies as 'lower-rated.'
Finally, Speight. I thought his performance when he came in against Minnesota was, on the whole, impressive. If I had to bet, I'd still bet O'Korn will be the starter. But I think Speight is a very capable back-up, and I wouldn't be totally shocked if he beat out O'Korn.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||City boy, eh?I'm pretty sure||
City boy, eh?
I'm pretty sure there wasn't a date in high school where I wasn't carrying a knife/leatherman/some sort of multi-tool with a blade.
Nice sig, btw.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fair point.||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, people forget how good||
Yeah, people forget how good he was. 3 time NBA all-star, Olympics, FIBA world champ, 14 years in the league, that's a hell of a career.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Lost me at G rated.||
Lost me at G rated.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Same. Where did you play?||
Same. Where did you play?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I see the potential for Iowa||
I see the potential for Iowa being tougher than Sparty, but until October arrives with evidence one way or the other, I'm assuming Sparty >> Iowa simply because of Ferentz and each team's performance over the last 10 years.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The president of the school||
The president of the school board and her husband are OSU alums and huge fans.
The art teacher is a Sparty alum.
The 6th grade and 7th grade science teacher is a ND fan and the rest of his family are all ND alums.
Somehow, both HS gym teachers are Trojans.
To hell with them all!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||+1 insightful The Illinois||
The Illinois rivalry puts everything in perspective.
Seriously, good points.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Granted I didn't think the||
Granted I didn't think the Warriors would get 73 wins, but I'm even more confident that this will never transport a large number of people at a profit.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That, and it's Rittenberg.||
That, and it's Rittenberg.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||Holy crap that is terrible.||
Holy crap that is terrible. So sorry you went through that.
To echo others, if you're ever wandering through the Adirondacks, the Ubus are on me.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||I do not disagree with you.||
I do not disagree with you.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, I'm not arguing that. I||
Oh, I'm not arguing that. I am well aware of the fact that race quotas are buoying white, black, and other numbers at the expense of Asian numbers. Sorry if it sounded like I was arguing against that. I was just pointing out that it wasn't 'hardly any.' Students in grad school - the new college, let's be honest - are nearly 40% at Caltech according to wikipedia. But yeah, at other places, race-based admissions standards are crushing to Asian students. I've been saying for decades - along with many, many other people - that demanding race quotas in college admissions is not in general a good strategy for minorities because quotas based on the general population by definition favor the majority.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I just read the speech. I||
I just read the speech. I don't think it's pretentious. In fact, it makes me like DFW a little bit because it does seem to me that he's honestly trying to do his best and help those college graduates by sharing a moment with them in thought.
But honestly my thoughts on the content of the speech itself are not flattering. I mean, it's not the worst. But it tends to the hypocritical (he claims not to be the wise old fish, but he proceeds to dispense wisdom, for example, telling people to find something supernatural to worship); it's a bit simple and trite (my daughter's in kindergarten and I tell her to always think of other people's feelings); and it has its ugly moments (his 'comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life' taken for granted like that smacks of the bourgeois self-centeredness he's elsewhere - not here - railing against, although admittedly it's a good bet for most in his Kenyon college audience).
The main problem I have with the speech is that I can't relate. I've never felt like it's hard to do things that he claims are tremendously difficult. He talks like it's some amazing feat to consider other people's feelings. Like 'making it to 30, or 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head' is a grand achievement. Can't relate to that.
The whole thing strikes me as one of those speeches that make easy things sound hard, so that people can walk away from it with a probably unmerited shot of self-worth, thinking, 'Wow, I do that hard 'this is water' stuff already, so I must be pretty good. Go me.'
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe because you have a||
Maybe because you have a different idea than I do about how kids should grow up? And maybe because you can't imagine that someone can think differently than you do and still be a good person?
And damn right I waited in the lobby. I've got no stomach for watching animals die. If that's entertainment for you, great, it was for my wife too - but I had a lot more fun reading in the lobby. No accounting for tastes, is there?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Oh come on||
Pynchon is the epitome of the hack. He's the academic industry's whore, hired to replace the corpse of James Joyce after the ivory tower's necrophilia was exhausted. He's a lapdog whose reward is gobbets of prestige slobbered from the maws of academes devouring his own work. He's the patronized wordstew porn-provider and procurer of obscurantist literature as a positional good to the effete, over-funded, and solipsistic self-professed scholarly class.
Defending Pynchon is like defending Joyce or Rauschenberg or $5000-a-bottle-wine. The value simply isn't there. And if everyone had it, you can bet the people who have it now would drop it and move the hell on.
Carefully considered? No doubt he carefully considered how his patrons would lick up his verbal extrusions. Like Damien Hirst, his calculus of conceit is exquisite. But hacks do not only work for pennies.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||According to wikipedia, white||
According to wikipedia, white students are about 1/3 of Caltech. That's not 'hardly any.'
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Got to say I think McCarthy's||
Got to say I think McCarthy's an over-rated, pretentious hack, right up there with David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, et al. McCarthy's actually better than those two, but he's still in that category, in my opinion. Although I thought the movie for No Country for Old Men was decent, and far, far better than the book. At least it didn't send me running for the poem to restore my appreciation for the title line.
Back on topic, some of the Bratz movies my daughter watches are true torture to endure. Adult movies I tend to skip or walk out on if they're bad. I waited in the lobby for my wife when it became obvious that Marley was going to die. I thought that stinking movie was supposed to be a comedy.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||So sorry to hear about all||
So sorry to hear about all the loss in this thread.
I've got nothing else. Just feeling for you all. So sad.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Where do you teach?||
Where do you teach? Chemistry?
I've taught in NYC, Buffalo, and upstate (really upstate, not Westchester), and I find that kids in general are better in some ways and worse in others than 20 years ago. A few of the most obvious: Better: they're kinder to each other, they're more aware of international and current events, they're better at spelling and writing clearly. Worse: they do less homework, their attendance is worse, they have less respect for natural rights (especially free speech and the value of human life vis-a-vis animal and plant life).
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||They are confusing two||
They are confusing two things. They talk about "unfulfilled potential," but they seem to think that's the same thing as "when reality falls short of expectations." For example, Freddy Adu. No doubt reality fell short of many people's expectations. But I don't think the potential was really there; people just thought he had a higher ceiling than he did.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Exactly. Roster management,||
Exactly. Roster management, recruiting, results on court, assistant emigration - the pieces are not adding up to a healthy picture.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||Agree with WD, 93Grade, and||
Agree with WD, 93Grade, and SpikeFan. Spike should still be here.
Basketball situation is a mess. I am not at all confident that Beilein is capable of managing a roster under the (admittedly stupid) elites-are-one-and-done system. In fact, I really don't think he can.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||My guess is tripartite.1)||
My guess is tripartite.
1) Lloyd Carr's lack of innovation and almost masochistic predictability allowed Iowa, like many teams, to play far closer against us than the talent level would otherwise have allowed.
2) Rich Rodriguez's M teams were Not Good.
3) Brady Hoke's lack of talent development and almost complete offensive incompetence played perfectly into Iowa's monodefense mindset.
But that's just a guess.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||I see what you did there.||
Michael Caine was the best Alfred.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||When I read your sig in this||
When I read your sig in this thread, I'm like, maybe I can think of this one guy who might get it better than us. And I am sad. :(
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'd put Sparty ahead of Iowa.||
I'd put Sparty ahead of Iowa. To me there's The Game, then there's a big drop in difficulty to Sparty, then almost the same size drop in difficulty to Iowa.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It wasn't a fumble, he just||
It wasn't a fumble, he just didn't have the ball when he went over the goal line.
(still too soon?)
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This is amazing. He's saying||
This is amazing.
He's saying that Laremy is some sort of superhero powered by Jesus whose costume is a gas mask, and he goes around protecting his teammates from hazardous and potentially intoxicating fumes. Note that the fumes might have been intoxicating, or they might not, but they were DEFINITELY hazardous.
Meanwhile, back in Silicon Valley, those evil Lex Luthor villains have unleashed a new danger on the world. Open source hacking. Not old-fashioned do-it-yourself hacking. Those honest villains at least wrote their own code. But these new ones, they COOPERATE! And the US government can't stop it! Oh the humanity! Save us, LT!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||We played smear the queer||
We played smear the queer too.
Also 500 with a bit of the old ultra-violence. 500 was that game where one guy kicked it up, or threw it up - we played with footballs, kickballs, soccerballs, whatever - and then if you caught it out of the air you got 100. If you got it after one bounce, you got 75. 2 bounces, 50; 3 bounces 25, then dead; first to 500 becomes the next kicker/thrower. I probably didn't need to explain that. Anyway, we played it with no fouls, no rules, people plowing over each other, shoving each other into the snowbanks or dirt or playground equipment, raking at the ball to nulify a catch, etc. It was good to have bones made of rubber.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||+1 for use of||
+1 for use of "singular."
Also, throne of skulls.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The other side||
The other side is that girls love to be cheerleaders. They're not just there to attract guys. Many women love the pursuit of beauty as an end in itself. It's a hobby and a passion.
It actually doesn't happen as much now as 10-15 years ago, but I've had students who are made to feel bad for being interested in makeup, hair, fashion, etc. Other teachers and students alike have told them that they were wrong for liking that stuff. Hogwash.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, that's the thing. Aside||
Yeah, that's the thing.
Aside from the private tutoring school being involved, this doesn't sound much different from many other big time high school programs. The other school being involved - I'm not sure how that worked. I just had time to skim the article. Did the private school's grades somehow substitute for the grades at the public school? Or did the private 'school' just tutor the kids and help them get their grades up at the public school? If the latter, even with the boosters paying the tuition, then it's just par for the course. That stuff happens everywhere. It's certainly happened with kids on my basketball teams, back when I was coaching big-time HS basketball - the richer parents pay for tutoring, transportation, etc. for the poorer kids.
Also, I'm not surprised that the superintendent is involved. You can't really have a big-time program on a consistent basis without the full support of everyone at the top.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||I think one important||
I think one important difference is that Hagen actually had a class, whereas the UNC... didn't.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Also was hoping for Fidrych||
Also was hoping for Fidrych content.
I am disappoint.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||I believe the probation is||
I believe the probation is almost over. I think it was only for one year, starting last summer.
This piece from the president of Macalester College from two years ago is pretty scathing. Wonder what he is thinking now?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||My students must all work for||
My students must all work for Barclay's.
That does explain the grades...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Excellent post||
Truly amazing what they've done. This just doesn't happen in the BPL. Hope they win it and go for the treble next year.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Popehat is a great blog.||
Popehat is a great blog.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Never read the Lord of the||
Never read the Lord of the Rings. Planned on it, started with The Hobbit, finished the Hobbit but didn't enjoy it, kicked them all back to the Shire.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You must work in the public||
You must work in the public school system too!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Richard MF Matheson! Doesn't||
Richard MF Matheson!
Doesn't get even a tenth of the recognition he deserves.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||I upvoted you, and it's a||
I upvoted you, and it's a good write-up.
But I read the thread title and clicked it thinking, the OP will be nothing but a post of a giant train wreck .gif.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||If only #6 were possible. I||
If only #6 were possible. I so much wish the NFL had relegation.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree||
It seems like you're saying that bribes are very unlikely to have affected this vote. I disagree. Although maybe you just meant, like, people who work in the NCAA office in Indy or something? At any rate, I'd be surprised if SEC and ACC types didn't bribe someone here. I mean, bribes are what these people do. It's their way of life; Hugh Freeze pretty much does it openly - or rather lets his bagmen do it openly. Pictures of Laquon on Twitter with fistfuls of cash? That's a bribe.
It would make little sense to me for people in that culture _not_ to try their main strategy in this vote.
The Olympics are bribe-driven. FIFA is bribe-driven. NCAA recruiting in basketball and football is bribe-driven. Why shouldn't this vote be? Because conference comissioners and athletic directors make so much money they're immune? Nah. The governor of Virginia went down in bribery flames a while ago. Many people in those positions get to them because they're venal; bribery is how they attain their positions and how they stay there; far from being immune to it, they _depend_ on it.
Doesn't always have to be illegal, monetary, or even concealed, either. Plenty of bribes are perfectly within the rules - possibly what you mean by arm-twisting.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Even aside from the||
Even aside from the (credible) rape allegations, I don't like Kobe as a player. Among the NBA so-called all-time greats - a nebulous list, admittedly - I can't think of a single one that I wouldn't rather have ahead of Kobe.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Got run over by forklift; is ok||
That is a dude who runs with bison.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yuri Milner, the Russian, has||
Yuri Milner, the Russian, has been boosting physics and fundamental research for a long time. I hope he can make this happen.
As for the weaponization of the laser, without comment on that, I'd point out that one real hope for interplanetary travel (not necessarily interstellar, but maybe so as an Ark ship or something) was the Orion-type nuclear-propulsion vehicles. We stopped testing (and ultimately researching) those because of fears of the nuclear bombs involved. Seems to me that at some point, we have to get over it. Space is worth the risk, in my opinion.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Nick's been killing it with||
Nick's been killing it with these articles. Credit where credit's due.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||Not sure what you mean by||
Not sure what you mean by weird, but neither of those things shocks me.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Actually a pretty impressive||
Actually a pretty impressive analysis by Staples. Would've been more impressive had he used the term rent-seeking, which this NCAA ruling is a classic example of. Still, his understanding of unintended consequences is keen.
Sounds like reps from UCLA and other schools may have stolen the vote, so to speak, and voted against their conferences. That helps explain how the vote went against some conferences' best interests. Sun Belt and MWC - I'm guessing straight up corruption there. The Four Bagmen of the Apocalypse ride again type stuff.
Unlike many who say, I'm not worried about this, Michigan will be fine - I _am_ worried. This sort of market manipulation is what strangles development and wastes resources. It's evidence that the product - NCAA football - is now obviously less than it could be. After decades of this they'll choke things off completely whether they mean to or not, so let's hope we don't get decades of this.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. Never crossed my mind||
Yes. Never crossed my mind that he meant anything else.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Genius!||
Be great if the topic were Corruption in Sports.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, those three. Corruption||
Yep, those three. Corruption incarnate.
Sometimes I think FIFA might be the least evil because the NCAA and, at least in the past, the IOC, try to make their money on the backs of 'amateur' athletes. But then I think of Sepp Blatter and his third-world cronies siphoning off tens of millions of dollars meant to help people, and I'm like Nah they all can burn in hell.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Wow, that is crazy. I hung||
Wow, that is crazy. I hung out with a bunch of EECS guys and played on the HKN intramural soccer team and heard some stories. But wow, that is a crazy low mean.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Well played on the IOE||
Well played on the IOE front.
I did Math 286 too.
For me, by far my hardest course was PHY 453 Quantum Mechanics. They didn't have quantum broken up into two semesters like they do now (at least, I'm pretty sure they do now). Anyway, the real problem was the professor, Yukio Tomozawa. I couldn't understand his English, he didn't use a textbook, and he stood directly in front of whatever he was writing on the board. Ironically, I also took a ton of Japanese, and I still couldn't understand him, in English or Japanese.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Did he give you guys the||
Did he give you guys the points back?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, those 1-credit, 4-hour||
Yes, those 1-credit, 4-hour physics labs were very much out of sync with the rest of the credit-hour work-load scheme. Just ridiculous. I remember freshman year spending more time on my labs than on my 4-credit (or 3?) Great Books classes. And a lot of the lab work was just busy work.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair, some - nay, many||
To be fair, some - nay, many - would consider that classification an upgrade.
How about you just give us back Toledo and we call it good?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||My favorites are the ones at||
My favorites are the ones at cons who get all testy about the Death Star vs. a stealthed Enterprise.
For the record, I love them both too.
|8 weeks 51 min ago||Gamers? /implicates self||
|8 weeks 53 min ago||You can buy your own major||
You can buy your own major award, apparently, at redriderleglamps.com.
There's also a leg lamp at the Indiana State Historical museum (something like that; near the Indians ballfield). IIRC the author was from Indiana.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Agreed, although there's||
Agreed, although there's pretty much no chance the NCAA would do anything effectual about UNC, given that they haven't already.
UNC is terrible. They shouldn't even be accredited anymore, much less be allowed to compete in NCAA tournaments.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Hell yes||
Pacific Islander bison are the most violent kind. The first migration, they ran all the way from Easter Island and arrived with twenty sharks impaled per horn.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, that's what RB stands||
I mean, that's what RB stands for, right? Originally, when men were men, back in the day, they would allow teams two herds per half, and if the defense was still standing, then they'd keep playing. Those were the days.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Congrats and welcome to||
Congrats and welcome to Michigan, Leonard! You chosen very wisely.
This continues the trend of ridiculous awesomeness in defensive line play and recruiting. I've always thought DL and QB were the two most important positions in football. We're looking real good at both, guys.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I thought Peters looked good||
I thought Peters looked good too. After the game Butt said in an interview that "all three" QBs have been doing well in practice. I assume he means O'korn, Speight, and Morris, making it sound like Peters has a very good chance at redshirting this fall.
Part of me has been pulling for Malzone, too, but with the broken hand tonight it's gonna be tough for the kid. Hope he comes back strong as quickly as possible.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I've always been a fan of the||
I've always been a fan of the two-qb system.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Agree with caliblue. I mean,||
Agree with caliblue.
I mean, come on. Our fanbase and their fanbase... they're different. What one does is not at all what the other one does. Thank god.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Upvoted, and I'd upvote you||
Upvoted, and I'd upvote you even more if possible because my two-year-old son and I were just dancing around the living room to Werewolves of London earlier tonight.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I agree that the basketball||
I agree that the basketball team will always be second to the football team. You seem to also be saying that the basketball team can't be elite without assuming various large risks, including embarrassing the school and crippling the basketball program itself. I disagree with that.
Is it hard to have both functioning at an elite level? Hell yeah. But we're Michigan. We've done it before - we had an elite program before the Fab Five that didn't bring sanctions - and we can do it again.
I also disagree that as long as JB avoids sanctions and does his best, his job won't be in jeopardy. "Do your best" doesn't cut it. He's got to have results. Are the current level of results enough? Maybe for Manuel, they are. But if he went 0-season without running afoul of the NCAA and while doing his best, his job would still be (more than) in jeopardy.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Listen, I'm not saying||
Listen, I'm not saying _everything_ is wrong. I'm just saying _something_ is.
Yes, we made the tourney. Yes, we're doing better than the team coached by a goblin. Yes, there's no guarantee anyone we get would be better than JB. I'm not arguing that.
I'm just saying that something is off. Maybe for you, one thing here or there going wrong doesn't even register. Maybe for you, winning a game (sort of) in the NCAAs each year is plenty good enough. That's fair.
But compared to a top-tier, elite program, something is definitely clunking in M's program. If you look at the way various recruitments have gone - Jackson, Battle, Winston, et al - you'll see it. Too many rumors about missed chances, poor handling, not 'getting it,' and so on.
And the comments about kids moving on early - please. That's the NCAA's basketball world right now. You have to deal with it. We're not - at least not all of it, and not enough for me.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, something's wrong with||
Yeah, something's wrong with the b-ball program. I don't know if JB just got too old over the past couple of years or if the assistants started going maverick and JB didn't have the disposition to rein them in, but something's wrong. The way the Jackson recruitment was handled, Winston, Spike, Doyle's regression, even going back to Max... something ain't right.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||That Sunil Gulati line...||
That Sunil Gulati line... sick burn! Nice.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I guess we just disagree on||
I guess we just disagree on what consistent is. To me, winning your WC group both times in the last 8 years, making the quarterfinals in 1 of the 2 in the eight years before that, always qualifying at or near the top of the hex, usually pissing off FIFA enough to be placed in a death group, we've been pretty consistent in my book. You seem to be asking for a team that constantly finishes in the semis or finals of all tournaments. I would say that's unrealistic even if JK could replace all our players with synth-skinned, surfer-haired Mannschaft droids. Holland didn't even qualify for Euro 16.
And the US's trend has been generally upward since the mid-80s. Your argument seems to be that we've always sucked, so why not continue sucking with JK and hope that the youth program under him - which isn't getting good results now - will somehow produce good results a generation from now. I would say that I think the US has had better quality results and on a more consistent basis in the past, and that I think JK is reversing the generally positive US soccer trend.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe my troll meter is||
Maybe my troll meter is broken, but it doesn't seem like you're trolling.
Gulati has taken the US program from a point where he was literally driving the bus for the team to the regional power and two-times-running WC group winner that it is today. Is he the best man for the job now? I agree that he may not be. But saying that he had little positive impact on US soccer is absurd.
And - the USMNT has won a couple games here and there in the past 22 years? Good god, we made the quarters in 02 and more often than not we've made it through to the knockout rounds. We've got a better recent record than England. We've had some great, historic non-WC victories.
You're just wrong, man.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||This is an excellent||
This is an excellent analysis. His lack of respect for US soccer is maddening.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Who's muted? I want him gone.||
Who's muted? I want him gone. He should have been fired after the disappointing qualifiers last fall. He should absolutely, Lane Kiffin-style be fired at this point.
It's not the talent. There is no way that the US talent pool in 2016 is worse than it was in 1994 - 1998. If Klinsmann can't get talent on the field - or players who play up to their talent - that's his own damn fault. He left Landon out of Brazil, fergodsakes. The guy thinks his "system" is more important than talent. Send him back to Cali with a bottle of bleach and a copy of Steve Sampson's Subuteo. I'm done with him.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not so sure about the||
I'm not so sure about the home games. Gun to my head, yeah, I'd say we still get 6 points out of them. But at this point I would not be surprised with 2 or 3 points.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||For the first time since the||
For the first time since the late 80s, I'm not that excited about the USMNT. Just... bleh. JK should have been gone after last summer's debacle proved that his bad management, as exemplified by the Landon Donovan snub, wasn't the exception but the rule.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||OP, I agree with you on all||
OP, I agree with you on all points except the final sentence. I can't see SCOTUS taking this case, and yeah, that's a big victory for the NCAA.
I can't see why anyone would agree with the ruling, though, unless by 'agree' you mean that it's legal but not just. Cartman's CBAA is real.
The number of people who complain about Emmert, Sankey, Delany etc. on this blog is huge - but then in threads like this there are always a bunch of people supporting the NCAA. If you agree that the NCAA is up there with FIFA and the IOC in corruption - why wouldn't you want to burn it to the ground? There wouldn't be any collegiate sport vaccum. The schools would still play, and the whole atmosphere would be immeasurably better.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Good stuff, thanks for||
Good stuff, thanks for posting.
Obviously the trick is in the execution. Figuring out exactly how to use your players, evaluating and recruiting the right talent and character - good advice, but sometimes easier said than done.
I liked the point about being desperate. Not a word you often see in this context, but a good one, I think.
I'd also be interested in seeing more info from the clinic.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||How on Earth Wagner doesn't||
How on Earth Wagner doesn't get more minutes...
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Not surprisingly, our defense||
Not surprisingly, our defense with 7 seconds to go didn't look any different from our defense all night.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Walton can't do anything.||
Walton can't do anything. Just forced a horrible shot, not making up for it on D or the glass. Robinson can't play defense for the life of him. But since we need him on offense, you'd think we'd at least try something other than man. Wagner doesn't understand the offense. At least he plays with heart and passion, though. Irvin is probably worse than he was as a freshman, when at least he could catch and shoot.
Not sure what happened to this team. Nothing good.
Wish I were drinking so I could stop and go to bed.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Did you see his start to the||
Did you see his start to the 2nd half?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||There is so much wrong about||
There is so much wrong about this M team. I always said that the team would go as Walton goes.
Well, Walton has disappeared. I cannot recall a more irritating M team to watch. The coaching decisions dumbfound me. The defense, or lack thereof, infuriates me. The lack of heart - with certain German exceptions - still shocks me.
I hope I'm wrong. I hope we have a great tourney run. But man, this team is frustrating.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||Well played||
He probably should have gone to India. Elephant rides, local dishes, hardly any Nazis.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||I hear you. That is terrible.||
I hear you. That is terrible. Good on you for getting out of the relationship.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||You would think so||
I had the opposite experience.
My ex and I had broken up a couple years previous. We were still friends - just friends, I thought. I flew out to Arizona with her to hang out for a few days and then help her drive her car back to AA.
The day I get there, she starts dropping major hints about getting back together, playing these ridiculous love songs all the time, ugh. It was terrible. She kept it up the whole time, despite me completely ignoring everything, the whole drive through like 82 states back to Michigan.
Needless to say we didn't remain friends after that.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Well played, mgobleu, well||
Well played, mgobleu, well played.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get it.||
I don't get it.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Not just you. I don't always||
Not just you. I don't always agree with you, Bando, but when I do, I agree 100%.
They should honestly just extend the tournament by a couple weeks and have an all-D1 tournament. That would be some awesome viewing. 83 games on the first day? Sign me up.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Wow. You're saying the||
Wow. You're saying the majority of users are satisfied with the functionality of this site? I suppose, actually, now that I think about it, that could be right. I guess the vast majority are non-posters who just read stuff, so yeah, could be.
Regardless, Stu is also right to complain. It's embarrassing. It's completely baffling to me why Brian doesn't fix it. It's not expensive in terms of dollars or time. I assume at this point the reason is psychological.
But it's ridiculous. And yes, I'm complaining on the internet, and you can't stop me. Nanny nanny boo boo.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Not watching GoT - couldn't||
Not watching GoT - couldn't get through the books, sorry - and this isn't worth its own thread, but:
Is anyone watching The 100? My students told me about it. Fantastic show.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Absolutely right. Just a||
Absolutely right. Just a separate point in case anyone is wondering about it (I can't resist chiming in because my students ask about it all the time): Chernobyl was not a nuclear explosion in the sense of a nuclear bomb going off. There were explosions, but nothing like the engineered nuclear detonation that you get from a nuclear weapon. Nuclear power plants can't explode like nuclear bombs.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Glasgow||
Yeah, Glasgow not being on there, not even on the honorable mention list, is a joke.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Can the logo coach?||
Can the logo coach?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Well, it looks like it's 6 or||
Well, it looks like it's 6 or 7 points less a game this year than the 80s average (just eyballing it, but it's less than 10). But then the Bad Boys happened, and the scoring fell off a cliff in the 90s. After 93 the highest scoring year is now.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Preach on, Moffle. I am||
Preach on, Moffle. I am subscribing to your moffleletter.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Yep, tried to be. Never sure||
Yep, tried to be. Never sure what the protocol is here but if you want, email me at this username at hotmail then I can confirm for you who this Mr. Tall and Gangly was.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||B-ball||
1st high school district playoff basketball game, senior year. We were good, 16-4, but the draw was unseeded and we drew the only team we'd lost to twice. They had a 6'11" guy who went on to play at Santa Clara (a year or two before Nash go there, iirc).
So we start the game on fire, blitzing them, and we're up 20 in the first quarter. Then our power forward, and captain, comes down from a dunk and SHATTERS his leg. Multiple breaks, he was in a wheelchair for a month afterwards. Gurney on the floor, ambluance pulled up to the gym doors, silence in the gym while he screamed, an hour delay.
So we have to play on. Our 4, the guy who broke his leg, had been guarding their 5, the 6'11" dude. Gave up 6 inches but our center was only 6'4" (played TE at CMU). So now our center guards the big guy, but he quickly gets 3 fouls. That left me, at 6'1, 6'2 with shoes on, guarding the tall guy.
Fortunately the tall guy wasn't all that, and somehow we nursed our lead for the next three quarters and won, me ending up on the 6'11" guy the whole way.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Basically I agree with your||
Basically I agree with your starters.
And I love me some Loy, but I'd have to take Juwan over Loy if it came to that.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Episode III is like astrology||
Episode III is like astrology for me. It's a touchstone. As in, you meet someone for the first time, if you find out what they think of it, that tells you a whole lot about that person.
I think the hate for "derivative" movies is benighted and ridiculous. No doubt near 100% of the people who complain about VII being derivative have watched and enjoyed any number of Spider-Man, Batman, Star Trek, Shakespeare, Homer, John Hughes, Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, etc. re-makes and re-boots and derived-straight-from-book-says-so-on-the-tin movies. And then they complain say they don't like VII because it's "derivative." SMH so hard y'all, so hard.
I didn't see anyone list their preferred order. Mine is
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Agree. From this and earlier||
Agree. From this and earlier comments, I don't think Brian understands GamerGate. He should go read some Christina Hoff Sommers.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Damn Jim||
Back at it again with the white Vans.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Leaving Webber off the list||
Leaving Webber off the list would be ludicrous. He was amazing and is either 1 or 2 along with Cazzie.
Rickey ahead of Trey I agree, although Trey's pro career obviously isn't done yet. Rickey and Jalen - to me they are about the same level (which is outragesouly good).
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||Yeah, the doppelgangers were||
Yeah, the doppelgangers were an excellent instance of the parent/children theme.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||About calling the previous 9||
About calling the previous 9 seasons into question - I can see that the miniseries did that for Mulder to some extent, but from the viewer's perspective, I think everything aligns and follows. That's what I meant by the interesting dramatic tension between what the characters believe and what the viewer knows.
Smoking Man isn't the protector of Earth, but he does see himself as the protector of the chosen few in the struggle to survive Colonization.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||I thought the six episodes as||
I thought the six episodes as a whole were fantastic, thoughtful, and original. Lizard werehuman was awesome. Making the rich businessman and libertarian radio/internet talk show host a good guy was deft and novel to the point of being unique. The Islamic terror episode was nuanced and all kinds of fun. The true theme of the miniseries - parents and children, just like the original series and this one - was extremely well done.
All that said, cliffhanger endings are irritating, and this episode as a whole was the worst of the six. Sigh.
I was impressed that they stayed within the existing mythology, even though it is well known by the fans, or at least, better understood by the fans than by the characters. Interesting dramatic tension there. I thought they'd probably introduce some new stuff, but basically they just played to what they had done already. Good move there, I think.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I think he'd be a good men's||
I think he'd be a good men's coach, but he'd very likely not be elite or even top-15 every year.
1) A lot of his skills would transfer over, but recruiting is the most important factor in a one-and-done world. Women's recruiting is a pale shadow of the filthy evil beast that is men's recruiting. Until he could prove that he can hang in there with the other dirty pool players, I'm assuming he can't.
2) This point is more interesting to me, at least. Coaching girls is different. Real different. Psychology and motivation are night-and-day different from men's teams. To a lesser but still important extent, the physical approach - bodies, speeds, development - is also significantly different and requires a different approach.
I'd say the best evidence against Geno being elite in men's bball is this: how many elite coaches have been elite in both men's and women's sports? Different schools, different cultures, different regions, different systems - I've seen tons of guys coach at an elite level when making those changes. But not nearly so often going from girls to guys. It's a whole different world.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Wow. +1 for the apt (and||
+1 for the apt (and unintentional? but that would make it even better) DB reference.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||@Magnus The government was||
@Magnus The government was never able to get a court order to force an envelope company to make all its envelopes see-through (to the government or anyone else).
It's a forced labor issue, which is a euphemism for a short-term slavery issue. Apple did nothing wrong. Can the government force Apple to do work that they don't want to do, in the name of national security? In other words, enslave Apple engineers for however long it takes to complete the work the government demands? I say no. But the draft is still legal in this country, despite being a much more horrific example of slavery, so I bet a lot of people will neg me and say, a) how dare you compare this to slavery, and b) of course yes, in the name of national security, it's ok to enslave people.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed. If it were my kids in||
Agreed. If it were my kids in there, I'd spring for the hotel. Or send them to bunk at my aunt's. This sounds horrible.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||But only in one reference||
But only in one reference frame.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Two words||
It's two words: Meat Loaf.
Also, the "but I won't do that" in Steinman's song refers to cheating. So, probably still something off the table here at UM, where despite our stink eye cast upon the NCAA, we persevere in laboring under its rules because it's the right thing to do. At least for now.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, no flying cars, just||
Yeah, no flying cars, just confirmation of existing ideas. But pretty huge for a few reasons. We've been searching for them a long, long time. Measuring gravity is hard because it's so weak compared to the other forces (like 10^30 times weaker). So a great experimental and technical accomplishment. And it means people don't have to waste time trying to explain why there _aren't_ gravity waves.
EDIT: I should also have added that it is a huge milestone along the way to opening up a new subfield in astronomy, that is, gravitational wave astronomy. We should eventually be able to make new measurements (and old measurements in new ways) using gravity waves instead of electromagnetic waves (light, infrared, x-ray, etc.). In fact, some new astrophysics has already been done with this LIGO result as, to my understanding, it implies a relatively high population of black holes in the range of 10's of stellar masses (because it's sensitive to the types of high-frequency gravity waves these things emit in death spirals, and it wasn't on for long, so they seem likely - again, that's my takeaway, but I'm far from a pro physicist, so take it FWIW).
|15 weeks 4 days ago||All I need to know about how||
All I need to know about how good Barry Sr. was, is that my wife will actually sit down and watch his highlights with me.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Same thing for me an hour||
Same thing for me an hour later.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||A few tenths would put him in||
A few tenths would put him in the 4.4 range, assuming that 4.74 is real for now.
Actually, I would love to see Seth or someone do a chart on verified 40 times vs weight.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Welcome Devin! Definitely||
Definitely excited about the future of the TE at Michigan. I think Devin made the perfect choice coming here. As JH says, you get better at football by playing football, and unlike other schools, here the TEs get to play a LOT of football.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I find your blase dismissal||
I find your blase dismissal of "innocent until proven guilty" disturbing. On the one hand, multiple separate accusations do create a natural doubt as to the accused's innocence. On the other hand, there is a reason people fought and died for "innocent until proven guilty," and there is a reason people regret the way the Duke lacrosse players, and very possibly LTT, were treated.
I think these cases need to be judged on an individual basis. They're tricky, no doubt. But I think fans should be more patient and wait to see how accusations turn out before demanding that heads and scholarships roll.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Just once, JUST ONCE I'd love||
Just once, JUST ONCE I'd love to see a bowl season where half the B1G's games are on de facto home fields and the SEC et al have to play away games in the snow they're so afraid of. JUST ONCE, I tell you!
|16 weeks 6 days ago||What planet am I on? I||
What planet am I on?
I actually like something Rick Neuheisel did.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know. Maybe he's||
I don't know. Maybe he's spent more time at Clemson than I thought, but it seems like the amount of time he's spent here on unofficials is pretty telling. If he's only visited Clemson once, and somehow decides to go there over a place he's visited much more frequently, that just seems odd. Not impossible, unfortunately. But odd.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||This is atrocious. Are they||
This is atrocious. Are they even trying at the defensive end? Sure doesn't look like it. Absurd.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, it's a tough situation.||
Yeah, it's a tough situation. No doubt, the chemistry issue is real, but you have to try to get around it.
This needs to be Walton's team. I don't know if that can be done with Caris in the lineup. But that's what Beilein gets paid for; I bet he'll be able to do it.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I love him at linebacker -||
I love him at linebacker - and we need linebackers. If it's VV, I'd be very very happy.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||What sort of reasonable,||
What sort of reasonable, appropriately humble position is this? DON'T YOU KNOW THIS IS THE INTERNET?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Actually||
Actually the 10th amendment prevents the federal government from making it illegal. It's just that the Supreme Court has chosen not to recognize that amendment. That could theoretically change at any time.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||8 is a 3 reflected through||
8 is a 3 reflected through the y-axis without removing the original three.
Half-life 3 confirmed!!!!!11!1
|18 weeks 1 day ago||But what about Friendster?||
But what about Friendster?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't think so. I thought||
I didn't think so. I thought they gave her a gaunt, haggard look, but to me that was approrpriate for someone with her haunted life and obsessive drive.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I can sort of see where||
I can sort of see where you're getting that - if I squint - but that's not an accurate representation of the plot.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. Great.||
Hell of a continuation of the series. That was about as good as I could have asked for.
Ending was not at all what I expected - but I loved it. Still got the tension and the sense of wonder that it always did. I don't know what the hell happened with that 2008 movie but damn, for this one Chris Carter sure did knock it out of the park.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure. But that guy out of||
Not sure. But that guy out of the Samoas, Prince Hans, is saying he loves us.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||The substitutions were poor||
The substitutions were poor imo all night. I think we're still struggling to find a good rotation. Obviously Caris out has caused disturbances there. I checked the box score and it has Wilson down for only 3 minutes. It felt like a year.
I don't think we got up by 15 and lost interest. I think we got up by 15 and started playing some odd combos and tinkering with the lineup with unfortunate results.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Minnesota is turrible.||
Minnesota is turrible.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Looks like more of the same.||
Looks like more of the same. Our D needs a lot of work. 3-pointers will bail us out. Walton is the key.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Supposed to be heading into||
Supposed to be heading into Boston with the team (Science Olympiad, not basketball) Friday day, returning Saturday evening. Superintendent is deciding tomorrow if we have to cancel the trip. Sigh.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Not really worth it. It still||
Not really worth it. It still only reads you the first page of the forums.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||First thing I thought of. JH||
First thing I thought of. JH must really have admired that Yellowjacket program.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||They won't beat it. Not as||
They won't beat it. Not as dominant as the Bulls teams back then.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats! Being a parent is||
Congrats! Being a parent is the best. Mine are 5, 2, and one on the way.
What I wish I had known before my first: the pregnancy is nothing compared to the next nine months. That was HARD (twss). Seriously, adjusting to life with the baby was much, much harder than anything pre-birth for both my wife and me. Especially if your baby is not a good sleeper or cholic-y. Basically, plan on giving up some hobbies, a lot of free time, a lot of everything. But what you get in return is better.
Some specific strategies that we used: think about letting the baby sleep with you. For us, that works wonders. We're light and stationary sleepers, so there's no danger of rolling over on the baby or anything. Honestly, I suspect that most people, as long as they're not drunk or stoned, would be fine sleeping with the baby in the same bed.
Also, just do things on the baby's schedule. She wants food, she gets it. If your wife is breastfeeding, which I'd also recommend, be prepared to nurse anywhere. Trying to get the baby to adjust to a grown-up's schedule was, at least in our case, not even close to worth the trouble.
Go to libraries and story hours at bookstores. Make friends with families with kids the same age. Have playdates. Sign up for everything you have time for: kidnastics, mommy and me tumbling and dance (daddies can go too, of course), museum tours and hands-on hours, everything. Think about screens: obviously there's such a thing as too much, but on the other hand I've seen parents take away screens in situations where I'd say the screen was great, like waiting rooms where a five-year-old's only other options are to stare at the walls or play with a baby's Fisher Price plastic rattle.
Enjoy. It's awesome.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with those who say||
I agree with those who say this is a bit overblown. Yes, it's a bit scary now, but we are talking spring, fall, season, bowl, spring, fall with another recruiting cycle thrown in too. Lots of time. Still, yes, I agree, it's a bit of a cliff.
That said, I agree with Parcells that the two most important positions in football are QB and defensive line. So, since Gary's got the DL half of that, I'll go with Peters as the second most important recruit.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Unless he knows something||
Unless he knows something damning - which is certainly possible, although I would judge the possibility as less than likely - yeah, he made the wrong decision.
The decision might win some games because booting LTT saves tons of headaches and allows JH to focus more on football. Maybe the writing was even on the wall for LTT in terms of playing time, and this was just a convenient excuse. So in that sense it might be the right decision. And normally I'm all in favor of the 'win at almost all costs' approach. But this is one of those costs I wouldn't pay; this is an altar I'd die on.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Yup||
Count me in that group.
I've thought from the start that LTT was treated unfairly. Nobody on the outside knows what happened, LTT and the girl might not even know what happened.
Given the way that college campuses these days skew toward immediate, unfounded and merciless bias in favor of the accuser, the fact that LTT hasn't suffered anything worse than what he has makes me think he's 100% innocent.
This is Duke lacrosse writ small. I hope LTT goes on to the NFL, makes a gazillion dollars, and has a happy, happy life.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||File under D||
Still hoping for a Kugler breakthrough, but it appears it may not happen. Would be great to have a (at least semi-) proven option.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Walton with a masterful||
Walton with a masterful performance. Been saying for a long time this team will go as he goes.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||It's a huge collaboration.||
It's a huge collaboration. NSF (National Science Foundation) funds it along with some foreign contributions, I believe. This looks like a list of collaborators: https://my.ligo.org/census.php Over a thousand scientists. UM is represented.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||No, it doesn't relate to||
No, it doesn't relate to string theory. It's really a confirmation of Einstein's general relativity theory, which turned 100 last year. These waves have long been predicted; they're just very hard to find.
String theory predicts nothing, to be honest, and it's a huge controversy in physics. People with their entire careers invested in string theory refuse to give up on it and are pushing for new paradigms that redefine how science is done and what constitutes a discovery. Other people argue that it's time to throw sring theory on the rubbish heap and move on.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Yeah, regardless of the||
Yeah, regardless of the particular phenomenon, you can't send a signal (or have a cause-effect relationship) faster than light. Gravitational waves are no exception. Entanglement can give you instantaneous 'spooky action at a distance,' but it can't be used to send information faster than the speed of light.
The particle is the graviton. Interestingly, complete mastery over gravitons similar to what we have over electrons would allow us to build an anti-gravity device. However, confirming gravity waves is a long, long, long way from finding, much less mastering, gravitons.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||That BICEP2 analysis turned||
That BICEP2 analysis turned out to be wrong. IIRC they forgot to subtract some dust signals, which when accounted for, reduced their discovery signal to something about as significant as Indiana's defense.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Changes||
"And these children
|20 weeks 3 days ago||This is an important point.||
This is an important point. Some of these offensive players may make the switch to D. Still, that is not optimal. Gary, Long, Levi O. - fingers crossed.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Sigh. Just when everything||
Sigh. Just when everything was looking so good.
Maybe Partridge slides in here.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Because Dave Brandond did||
Because Dave Brandond did that all himself?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||'Superhero'||
Superhero. Shya right. Dude can talk to fish.
Can we all agree that the Benedict Cumberbatch Dr. Strange movie in September is the true superhero event of the year?
EDIT: Ninja'ed and bested by the Wichitan. Nice!
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Speak for yourself||
Comments like yours imply - and I hope I'm wrong - that for YOU, it's surprising when a person with black skin can speak well. The rest of us aren't surprised in the least. CYP, my SJW friend.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||All the freshmen coming into||
All the freshmen coming into camp in the fall have to put a black stripe on their helmet. I think it's just electrical tape. Anyway, then they have to 'earn' the right to remove the stripe. A good day in practice, bringing Urban pizza when he's sad, whatever it takes. Some of them get it off the first week, some of them keep it until game week.
Lots of people are fine with that, obviously. But I don't like it.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Or both.||
|21 weeks 54 min ago||Great to hear, and I hope||
Great to hear, and I hope Fitz has a great game. Wish a similar opportunity could have come for DG. Maybe it still will.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||Yeah, this. I think it was||
Yeah, this. I think it was more than just the weather. Sure, that played a part, but I don't buy that the weather was more important than the coaching.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||That stupid black stripe||
That stupid black stripe thing he does with the freshmen is enough all by itself to make me never want to play for him. I hate that kind of stuff.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||Would also like to see this.||
Would also like to see this. Supposedly in response to the "We have 11 Jabrill Peppers" comment.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||That is awesome. Also,||
That is awesome. Also, Chesson comes sprinting in all the way from the other side of the field to see whom he can hit. Great hustle.
And on the other Smith one, the one where Ace credits Mags and Houma with great blocks, I like AJ Williams's block too.
|21 weeks 23 hours ago||I mostly agree with your||
I mostly agree with your assessment of Kalis. The only exception I would make is that I've seen him get tossed around some, too, so his issues are not entirely with identifying assignments. That's the biggest piece, I'd say, for sure. But remember the guy - Dimick? - from Utah literally throwing Kalis three yards backward? Yes, Utah, first game of the year, etc. But still.
I mean, I was surprised when I heard that rumor about an OL starter not getting a 5th year. But as people are saying, it's got to be someone. And Kalis, man, he's frustrating. I would be surprised, but not shocked, if he's not asked back.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||1. I really thought Chesson||
1. I really thought Chesson and Darboh would be almost completely replaced by younger receivers, be it Cole or Harris or Canteen or even Perry.
2. I thought our offense would be mostly a ground attack, and that we'd be better at it.
3. Had no idea Glasgow would be a total beast.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||If Snyder can go back to K||
If Snyder can go back to K State, why not Kelly back to Oregon? Would be interesting. Of coruse, if I'm Whittingham or Shaw or anybody else out there, I'm hoping Helfrich stays another couple decades.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||TCU should have thrown a few||
TCU should have thrown a few into the endzone before that last 3rd down.
Still, Patterson is probably thinking that he likes their chances in overtime. I do too.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure they ran a stat||
Pretty sure they ran a stat on it; I think it said that Texas Tech came back against Minny, down 38-7, ended up winning 44-41.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Ah, I was only half-watching,||
Ah, I was only half-watching, thought it was 4th and 3 for some reason. Yeah, I suppose.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||At least TCU is making this||
At least TCU is making this bowl game slightly interesting.
They should have gone for it last possession though.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I just really hope some||
I just really hope some intrepid journalist-type figures out what happened in that OSU-MSU game and publishes it. I want to know. It really was like zombies consumed Urban Meyer's brain.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Not only that, but the||
Not only that, but the swirling lights in his browser's Loading icon will swirl in the opposite direction.