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|3 days 20 hours ago||only if you have made the||
only if you have made the unsubstantiated and unsupported a priori determination that fubles follow a random statistical distribution.
Unfortunately for that line of argument, no one has actually proven that, substantiated it, or has supporting data for it. Yes, people will sometimes model it as a random statistical distribution but that is as a shorthand because we don't have a better way of modelling it. Its very similar to using random statistical distribution to model yield in semiconductor manufacturing. For a given process its generally reasonable, but its not actually correct. We know that there are numerous things which will change yield and we know some fabs/companies are better than others.
Likewise it is important not to confuse modelling and especially future predictive modelling with reality. In the case on fumble data, there are numerous factors that contribute to an actual fumble, a great many of which (really the vast majority) that have nothing to do with randomness. So the basic problem of the statement "Nearly statistically impossible" is that it is fundamentally incorrect. The statement is assuming that a weakly correlating model is the underlying model for the process.
|5 days 17 hours ago||BS, Nirvana was heads and||
BS, Nirvana was heads and shoulders above PJ, WHEN Kurt was alive. Nirvana gets the nod by everyone because they were the ERA.
|5 days 17 hours ago||That's because most of the||
That's because most of the mainstream music made in the 2000's wasn't actually made by any of the faces. Most of the mainstream artists in the 2000's was less real than Milli Vanilli. Between crews of upwards of 20 people actually creating the lyrics/music, auto-tune, almost everything being lip sync'd, etc, its not surprising that faces were discarded left and right. A face had to be massively popular in order to justify being paid. Unless the face alone could guarentee a platnum alblum, they were generally discarded for a new fresh face that could be paid almost nothing. Why pay money for an expensive face who isn't going to bring anything to the table when there are thousand's of equally attractive faces out there will to work for peanuts? The 2000's were a lot like the 50s in that regard.
|5 days 17 hours ago||JayZ was decent. Eminem||
JayZ was decent. Eminem peaked very early in the 2002 range. RHCP was a 90s band. Boy Bands/Beyonce/TLC/Britney/Christina/et al are all manufactured crap with upwards of 20 people developing each song.
The manufactured pop push was driven not by old people, but by young people that didn't know better. The target market for all of it (including boy bands/TLC/Brit/Christina et al) is 10-18 year olds.
|5 days 17 hours ago||That's mostly the result of||
That's mostly the result of the "Loudness Wars". Only stupid producers could screw up something like a CD and make it sound worse than Vinyl. Unfortunately, stupid producers/engineers make up like 99.99999% of producers/engineers. Give them a recording medium with twice the dynamic range and significantly more fidelity and what do they do? Produce recordings with half the dynamic range and a 1/4 of the fidelity of Vinyl. Luckily the "Loudness Wars" are finally starting to subside somewhat with an actual ground swell pushing back against it among recording artists and engineers.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Actually, I think the 00s are||
Actually, I think the 00s are pretty easy. The 00s were the decade of nobody. Cause the 00s were the decade that saw the near complete domination by completely manufactured music. The 00s saw hit after hit that was manufactured by upwards of 20 people doing the lyrics and music and then some figurehead getting on stage "performing" it.
So if we have to pick 1 artist/group that perfectly symbolized the 00s, I think we can do no better than Milli Vanilli. Sure they really weren't active in the 00s but they are the pure inpiration behind like 95% of the charting music out there: nothing real, all lipsink, figureheads on stage.
|1 week 1 day ago||If pointless destruction is||
If pointless destruction is now a relatively common element among all Michigan fraternities then they either need to fix it or have it fixed for them.
When I was at UofM, pretty much any frat party had a couple frat members who were sober and responsible for kicking out anyone (including members) who were causing problems.
And this story isn't being overblown. You had multiple Greek organizations that implicitly represent Michigan completely and publicly tarnishing that reputation. There seems to be a rather large number of both Alumni and none Alumni who are justifiably outraged by the actions that took place. Each post here has had several hundred posters, the Reddit thread has had over 6k comments. This is getting national media exposure.
If a fraternity wants to trash their own house, I don't think anyone would care. But that's not what they did. Nor do I think Sammy would take kindly if people showed up at their house and totally trashed everything.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Actually there has been a lot||
Actually there has been a lot of editing of the page recently. At one point they DID have a picture from his introduction at UofM but then someone changed it back to stanford. No reasons given.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||From the clip on the Barwis||
From the clip on the Barwis website from the show, it appears that she came up to michigan to do the rehab training:
Those clips appear to show the inside of one of the Michigan facilities. Also the Chive article linked below has her wearing a Michigan shirt in one of the pictures.
Also Katie gets a shout out in Barwis's TEDxUofM talk: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Untapped-potential-Mike-Barwis
|6 weeks 2 days ago||That's because everyone with||
That's because everyone with a clue knows that nothing new is coming on Harbaugh until after Xmas.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||This is true. The CS side||
This is true. The CS side tends to be a lot easier until you get into the 400/500 level classes where it mostly evens out.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously not someone who has||
Obviously not someone who has taken EMag 1/2.
I remember taking the mid term for EMag 1. Like halfway through the exam, everyone looked up and just shrugged. IIRC, the class average was a 9 out of 60 with the high score being a 13. And that class has 3 of the people with the highest GPAs in my year.
Programming exams just aren't that hard. Then again, half the people I've ever interviewed can't diagram a simple efficient queue either and that includes masters and phds. Hint, if you are moving data you are doing it wrong.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Well, I took it almost 20||
Well, I took it almost 20 years ago. Like all programming classes, a lot of it will depend on your experience and comfort with programming going in. For some it was an absolute beast that took them forever to do the projects and for others they would literally bang out the projects during free time the day of turn in.
I found the class pretty easy personally, but then again I was working for CAEN and helping to rewrite the whole backup system at that time so obviously I had more than enough knowledge and experience going in.
If you are a math major the logic part of the class shouldn't be much of an issue. It will primarily be getting up to speed on whatever language they are using these days and the syntax involved. After you are up to speed on language and syntax, its mostly a matter of how fast you can organize everything and get it into the editor and compiling.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||So I guess that's why there||
So I guess that's why there are multiple TV shows not being produced purely for Internet distribution over multiple companies. Or that so far those TV shows products for distribution outside of the cable monopoly bundle infrastructure are some of the best out there. Or that the best producer of TV shows (HBO), isn't part of any bundled cable plan(its an a la carte addon!).
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Don't know what studies||
Don't know what studies you've read, but all the ones I've read show it to be a major win for consumers. The majority of consumers will pay significantly less in an a la carte model. In addition, the only reason the sports fan would suffer at all is because the current models encourages bigger and bigger TV contracts. In an a la carte world, the TV sports contracts would drastically shrink because the money simply wouldn't be there to pay for them. AKA, the only reason that the sports contracts have gotten so big is because of the perversion of the bundling model and without that model, there is actually significant downward pricing pressure.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Except there is not legal||
Except there is not legal simularity between theft and violation of copyright. In taking a DVD, you are taking a physical property of someone else, depriving them of the use of that property. In the case of violation of copyright, you are depriving someone of any property. You are merely making a copy.
TL;DR: there is a reason there is a whole section of the law wrt copyright and that's because laws and legal definitions regarding theft don't apply.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Legally, you shouldn't have||
Legally, you shouldn't have to. Its just that the cable companies found various ways around the legal requirements. Technically, you should be able to get a cable card and watch anything you are legally allowed to. But the cable companies hate that idea and instead apply additional encryption to prevent the cable card standard from being usable.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||STOP. Just STOP. It is not||
STOP. Just STOP.
It is not stealing. It really isn't legally defined as stealing. You can not *steal* IP. The whole reason the legal figment of IP was created is because it is not stealing to take it. Notice, that even in civil or criminal cases involving Intelectual Property, the legal charges don't contain anything about stealing.
It is violation of copyright law. It is not theft. It is not stealing. Both require the proper owner to be without property. Violation of copyright law does not remove any property from the owner. It merely creates an unlicensed copy. The orignial is still there.
I won't even get into how perverted and outright broken copyright law has become. But calling a violation of copyright law stealing or theft is flat out incorrect and shows only ignorance.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Depends on what lines are||
Depends on what lines are already installed. If the lines going in can handle it, but the substation hookups can't then it isn't *that* terribly bad (though reconfiguring a substation is no small feat). But if the lines aren't sized to that load, then you have to run additional lines into the area which can get expensive, esp if the line have to be under ground.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||That's some pretty incredible||
That's some pretty incredible free recruiting from just the short segment.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||then you have read some very||
then you have read some very naive views of the merger. The real reason behind the merger is not leverage directly at the customer side where both companies already have either real or de facto monopolies, but in the back side where the combined entity would have even more market concentration over both the internet as a whole and content providers. This will allow the combined entity to stiffle or outright kill any competition such as netflix et al and to prevent any competition from sprouting up in the future. It will also allow comcast to outright kill any potential of an existing content provider adding an unbundled internet option in the future. These three things are certainly significant incentives for Comcast to complete the merger.
Its all about increasing their market power and concentration on the back end. And a significant enough amount of people can see that very clearly already. This merger will likely be opposed by a who's who of the internet along with various content providers (though likely covertly).
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Except that's not the market||
Except that's not the market strategy for a combined Comcast/TWC. The strategy is to keep control of content, which means keeping content tied to cable. They will use their market power to prevent the transition of TV from a subscription bundle model to an internet a la carte model.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||This is an entirely incorrect||
This is an entirely incorrect way to look at their market power. The market power of comcast/twc isn't in their EXISTING monopoly control of markets, but their increased bargaining power and control of the nation wide internet and content markets. The combined entity would have 1/3 or greater of the TV and internet content market under their control, allowing them to dictate terms to pretty much any other entity.
This would allow them for instance to lock in deals that no competitors would be able to get or simply and effectively block out competition like netflix from having access or effective access to customers. We won't even get into their market power over content providers like Disney/ABC/ESPN or HBO. The main hurdle to HBO having an online only option is companies like Comcast et al as an example.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Oh I remember that class,||
Oh I remember that class, also many years they not only gave out the answers, the exams were open book/open note. Myself and a couple other people actually had a contest for that class: Least number of class hours for an A. I think the average was something like 12 hours, including the exams, an no one got less than an A-.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||And ironically, that $3M||
And ironically, that $3M constitutes breach of contract by the ACC, likely allowing Maryland off the hook completely!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Well there are a lot of||
Well there are a lot of issues with the ACC exit fee including the process to increase the fees not actually following ACC bylaws in two cases: notification and date of effect. Then there is the blatant violation of contract by the ACC of withholding revenue and denying Maryland their voting rights under the ACC bylaws. The withholding of revenue and removal of voting rights show real and valid breach of contract by the ACC which will likely cause any exit fee to be very hard to actually collect legally.
The ACC really backed themselves into a corner by their actions in violation of the contract. If the ACC had received proper legal advice they would have either maintained the letter of the ACC contract until formally notified by Maryland that they were leaving OR sent Maryland a formal request for their future status and requested negotiations for legalities and actions going forward. Anyone who has any inkling of contract law and business relationships knows that especially when two parties are on the outs, you follow the letter of all contracts to a T. The ACC did not do that in this case and it will likely come back to bite them.
This will be an example case going forward of what not to do as an organization when a member decides to join another organization. The ACC did just about everything wrong that they could do wrong.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||For more than half the runs I||
For more than half the runs I wasn't just calling out the run, I was able to call the the intended direction and holes. As an example, that set where they come out with a FB/TE tight stack on one side, shift them to the other, and then run away from the FB/TE. Consequently, NB seems to know that play as well as I did and oversold the weak side every time resulting in stuffing the play.
Every once in a blue moon the actual play was a misdirection, but it was rare and as a defense, once you saw the misdirection play, you could pretty much bank on the next 5-6 plays being completely straight forward. And that's part of the problem. The flow of the plays that Borges calls are completely predictable. When the announcers are on TV running down Borges tendancies and they are playing out on the field completely the same way, you have a problem.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||A better solution is to||
A better solution is to increase student ticket prices by 25-50% and then give the student ticket holders a credit if they are in the stadium 15m before kickoff.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'd take Larry putting in the||
I'd take Larry putting in the monorail he lobbied for while he was at school between central and north campus. He's could pay for it with pocket change now!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Don't worry, Buffalo will be||
Don't worry, Buffalo will be dumb enough not to run that every play.