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|5 days 17 hours ago||I don't know about light years||
Macs were definitely lighter, that's for sure, but they weren't significantly more powerful on a cost basis. Even back when they first hit the market you could get a Dell with equal specs for less cost than the Mac alternative.
They just killed it with the marketing and numerous studies have shown that good portion of the population will spend more money on something just because they naturally believe that = quality.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Why would you let logic||
get in the way of someone being an asshole online?
|6 days 16 hours ago||While encryption is useful especially for sensitive material||
physical destruction is still more effective, especially compared to standard wiping procedures because the built in 'factory reset' options on most phones don't fully clear things any more than hitting deleting on a PC does. Data can be still be recovered by someone determined or skilled enough, but they'll have far less luck with a phone that has had its memory physically destroyed (my guess is Brady and people like him do both). I doubt many of them do any encrypting, though, just from the way it seems and with how often phones and accounts get hacked. So while what you're saying would make a little more sense, I am willing to bet it is far less common in practice and the point still stands that there are very legitimate and understandable reasons for someone like him to have a phone destroyed (in whatever manner they choose, wiping is no different) AFTER they've turned over EVERYTHING that was actually requested of them at the time.
Ok maybe unlawful wasn't the right term, but it violated the CBA terms and goes against NFLPA rules for him to make that request. He has no legal right to request it, and they didn't notify Brady of any punishment beforehand should he refuse to turn it over (as they would have had to). It was also unnecessary as there was nothing relevant on the phone they didn't already have. There were no legal proceedings at the time to factor in. And what's said "in person" only matters "in court" if it is verifiable in some way. Brady denies talking to the equipment managers about breaking the rules with ball inflation; they deny talking to Brady about it; there is no electronic evidence; there isn't even scientific evidence; there is no evidence at all that if it happened that Brady was knowledgeable or had any part of the deflating. Thus, what you think (with no basis or evidence at all) he said in person has no bearing whatsoever, and it especially doesn't matter when Brady is talking specifically about phone contents that Goodell wanted to see.
|6 days 17 hours ago||If Saban said that||
I'd honestly think it's good advice for young college athletes.
I also like Blue Mountain State's point that players should keep/destroy all condoms themselves, because crazies, so thre's that. Not directly related, I just miss that show.
|6 days 18 hours ago||So on your point #3||
Are you completely ignoring the whole part where Goodell listed the destroyed cell phone as a major factor in upholding the suspensino or just daftness? It doesn't matter one bit if he said anything in person, that is completely irrelevant to the cell phone matter and you know - sticking wtih things that can actually be proven in court. Brade worded his response that way because he was directly referring to the NFL's excessive and unlawful request (which went against the CBA) that he hand over his cell phone entirely AFTER he'd already turned over all the information they requested and they had full access to every message and phone call anyway.
Your point #2 is also a little incorrect, because they did make many of the contents available. They said they wouldn't be handing over the entire cell phone but had given Wells every single thing requested and then some. He then upgraded to a new phone and had the old one destroyd as I imagine the vast majority of celebrities do.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Suspension||
he can fight for an injunction that will postpone the suspension until the case is settled in court. I think he's got a good chance of getting it if they can get the initial court procedings knocked out quick.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I'm tired of people saying Brady needs to drop it||
Jackie MacMullen for ESPN just did an awful piece in which she even says Brady is being charged unjustly but he should just drop it because she's tired of hearing about this saga. The ignorance related to that is just painful.
Brady and the NFLPA will destroy the NFL in court, and it won't even be close. No impartial judge can look at the evidence and come down on Goodell's side.
|6 days 19 hours ago||On cell phone destroying||
I have little to no doubt about that. Even if not Tiger Woods 47 mistresses level stuff, Brady has a rather attractive wife and I highly doubt there aren't any explicit photos on there. I'm a completely normal non-famous person and have received more than a few NSFW texts and pics from girls I know that are on my phone, can't even imagine how bad it'd be for Brady.
Your middle finger comment is nice and ignorant, though.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I represents an uppercase M||
He shouldn't have said icon originated from the Greek Alphabet but is used to represent the Greek M (not the lower case mu you posted), or just a regular capital M
The rest of that explanation is pretty much all there is. It's an easily accessible emoji that can be used on twitter or instagram. I always thought it was a sideways lightning bolt. There is no block M that can be used so it's not replacing that. It's yellow and close to the right shape so that's what people on twitter use when they want to represent Michigan's logo. They like to use other small emojis for other schools too where they can.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ohhh I see||
because Laquon Treadwell very possibly took money at Ole Miss
Xavier Kelly must be doing so at Clemson as well
This makes perfect sense.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||do they try working on that at The Opening?||
I know at school camps like ones at Michigan, the coaches will point out issues like that and try to correct them. Does anything like that happen at these or do the couches/counselors not really care in that aspect?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It's really simple||
Onlookers/recruiting profilers base their rankings almost entirely on things related to throwing a football (or running with one).
Elite 11 Coaches base rankings on whatever the heck they feel like that day. Guy learned their playbook quick? Points! Guy competed hard despite missing early throws, points! Play adequately through injury, points! etc You can have a very bad day to all observers, but nail your last 7-on-7 or 2 minute drill and get tons of credit to Dilfer.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||My usual take is that the Elite 11 is okay as a broad measure||
making the Elite 11 event is very likely a major accomplishment. But once there, it's a crapshoot and I don't think the specific rankings matter much, the actual "Elite 11" vs other 7 or so might be worthwhile but there's so much crap and Dilfer bias involved that they don't matter much.
A good example I liked was when Asante Woullard (spelling is wrong I'm sure) I think won, he was having a terrible day and just not throwing well at all (I think slightly injurted), but Dilfer liked him so he gave the guy the last 2 minute drill of the day that he scored on, so all the counselors there went nuts, shot him up the rankings and whatnot. He got major points for being clutch, and tough, and other stuff like that even though he wasn't very good at quarterbacking that day; even though other guys were clearly better at actually throwing a football.
Pretty sure Wilton Speight also complained about the huge imbalance of reps between some of the guys after he did it. So yeah, I like when a QB makes it, I don't care what Dilfer says after that.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Ugly win is a win||
hot, humid game and Honduras playing far more physical than normally allowed. US still looked really sloppy and giving the ball away a ton - I am hoping that has to do with regular lineup changes and familiarity with teammates. Hopefully a game or two with the same squad playing together will sort a lot of that out.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Honduras is getting away with whatever they want||
and Altidore's first touch has been awful but it doesn't matter
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Conversely, this is a cool story about a sensitive crocodile||
and his human friend
It's short version of a full documentary - it is a cool watch. Best quote of the thing is when the dude explains his friendship with Pocho the croc made his first wife leave, "I can find another wife, I can't find another Pocho"
|4 weeks 1 day ago||No, pretending this is an age thing is stupid||
Stupid people are stupid and age does not matter. 20 year olds now are not dumber than 20 year olds in 2000 or 20 year olds in 1980 or whenver. I've encountered college graduates that can't locate Germany on a map, I've worked with kind of decent salespeople that can't figure out a 10% discount without a calculator. I've met elderly people who are 1000% convinced Obama is a secret terrorist raised by ISIS to destroy America from within (no politics but whatever). I especially get annoyed hearing older people that bankrupted our fucking country and can't spell nor understand inflation bitch about idiot teenagers.
Honestly, most of the people I've known or met that believe absolutely stupid as hell, "how can you be this moronic" type things are over 40. As a college grad millennial I feel my generation on average ranks lower on the ignorant scale than the one before it. But that doesn't matter, stupid is stupid at all ages - and pretending a generation is 'dumber' than the previous one because you don't understand it well is especially freaking stupid.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||All depends on Notre Dame it seems||
sounds like if they offer he is likely gone.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||your points..||
First on #3, he's only released a top 8, so adding 5 and 3 to your line is erroneous and misleading.
point 1, lots of good players have family in Michigan, that doesn't make Michigan automatic leader even for in-state kids, let alone out of state ones.
point 2, his parents have praised a lot of schools. They usually say nice things after a visit.
Anyway, while what you're talking about does happen and sucks (Westphal, Diamond, Treadwell, etc) it in no way applies to Xavier Kelly so far, or really even Rashon Gary. Michigan may be seen as a favorite there but they're doing due diligence and visiting all of his top schools they can, and with Alabama/Auburn right there it's hard to say it seems like he should have committed to Michigan for ages.
The only player this cycle that fits your issue is Jonathon Jones
|4 weeks 4 days ago||More or less, I think||
it happened by accident a few times because people didn't check who was making a post and just assumed. Then it turned into a running joke.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||what's M3K for the hashtag illiterate||
May be obvious but it just reminds me of MST3K
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It stormed on his visit to OSU||
and they could't do a campus tour as planned, his mother said they would probably go back to get that aspect of the visit.
I think Lorenz or Wiltfong tweeted at some point after that OSU was not a big factor for him going forward, however. It's possible he didn't like it, but his mother does and so she wants him to see it again with better weather.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It's hard to choose Cincy over a school||
that DIDN'T EVEN OFFER YOU A SCHOLARSHIP (yet).
Freaking people looking for any reason to be negative.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||For one||
I liked the Louisville adidas ones people here flipped out about a lot more than these, for two, these aren't even that bad. I get what they're going for with the contrast and it's pretty simple still.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||We just told Jhonny Williams no||
and we did know there would be some guys either takin the medical hardship, or pushed to it like Pipkins is saying, but the timing and explanation from him don't make a ton of sense as Brian pointed out. There's very little gain for Michigan in doing this, especially if we just told a talented potential transfer there's no room, Williams would have been almost ideal to take the spot left by Pip.
I'm not sure what to think, but if Ondre has been cleared by the medical staff and able to practice/workout with the team, I'd rather have him on it. He's had injury issues his whole career but that's why there are team doctors, if they're saying he can play I'd be confused why Harbaugh would push for a hardship. If they're skeptical on him at all, then it makes a lot more sense.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||No mention of Ruiz dropping the 2 handed M sign?||
That's got to be what he's up to at the end back there.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It was an impressive comment||
Even if he doesn't pick Michigan, I like the caution and patience in the recruiting process. Good for Jones.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This is the stance most Louisville fans take||
the school doesn't have long rooted history, and adidas has made them their Oregon in the last couple years. They get a few of these special unis a year, like the ones they did for the FSU night game last year that people here would have hated, but Louisville fans almost all loved.
Fan tastes are just widely diffrent.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||People here are obsessed with "uniformz"||
Louisville fans appear to be having a positive overall reaction and like that adidas does lots of unique stuff for them. adidas won't do anything that crazy for Michigan anyway. Nike has done plenty of atrocious uniforms and UA has done pletny of atrocious uniforms.
The background is the only actually bad thing about those images.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||People who drive drunk||
are fucking idiots as said. It's just stupid and endangers lives. There is no point in being nice or polite for cases like that. It's an awful thing to do and people that do it don't need coddling, they need to be deterred from ever driving drunk again.