|4 weeks 5 days ago||IIRC, ABC/ESPN/Disney are ALL||
IIRC, ABC/ESPN/Disney are ALL 720P. Also the actual broadcast options are basically 720P or 1080i. No one AFAIK is actually broadcasting TV in 1080P (roughly 2x the bandwidth of 720P and 1080i).
Basically, back when the standards were set, the options were 720P and 1080i. Both used roughly the same bandwidth. ABC/EPSN chose 720P because it is generally better for faster action than 1080i since it is running at ~60 FPS vs ~30 FPS for 1080i (actually 60 fields per second with each field being 1/2 the display). 1080i works better for things like tv shows and movies.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||That was the most horrible||
That was the most horrible looking thing I've ever seen on TV. Will be shocked if it is anything less than a broken neck.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||So as a quick swag, it||
So as a quick swag, it appears that a home game is worth 5.5-6 million in revenues.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Eh? UK has been a||
Eh? UK has been a beneficiary of the EU membership wrt to jobs as well as a goat. There is a big honking Nissan plant in the UK that was basically put in just to sell to the rest of the EU.
Labor heavy jobs in general have been leaving the UK but they've also been leaving the EU.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||There is nothing but politics||
There is nothing but politics in brexit. The whole thing is massively political. If you want a strick ban on politics, everyone in this subject is in violation, including you.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||As a first order, the Gov||
As a first order, the Gov should go back say 20 years, take the tuition levels then, inflate by actual yearly inflation and cap it at that plut yearly inflation going forward. Yes, I know this will result in a 30-40% haircut for current tuition rates, but current tuition rates are already completely absurd. The amount of money being wasted to use the current tuition rates is rediculous.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||When we last one a national||
When we last one a national championship it was ~20k. Which was reasonable if you were in say engineering and starting jobs were in the range of ~60k. Current out of state pricing is just this side of insane.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Eh? 1.2k is 1/4 of your||
Eh? 1.2k is 1/4 of your income per month as a doctor? What speciality is that? That works out to ~120k pre-tax income. That's on the extreme low side for a doctor. I know multiple doctors that finished in the last couple of years where their starting jobs are all in the 250-500k range.
|15 weeks 10 hours ago||720P actually tends to be a||
720P actually tends to be a lot better for things like sports with fast paced movement because it runs at 60 fps. 1080i is running at 30 fps. The doubled frame rate is much better for sports and is why ABC/ESPN went with 720P instead of 1080i. Both 1080i and 720p use about the same bandwidth.
Luckily they have completely dropped interlacing from the 2160P/4K standards and will only support progressive scan. It still remains to be seen what frame rate the US broadcast standards will take. Hopefully we'll follow/adopt the Asia semi standard of 120 fps instead of the EU 50 fps.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Probably because they are||
Probably because they are having to do some actual writing now and not purely adapting. Before the job of running the show was much easier.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Think of every annoying thing||
Think of every annoying thing you've had to fix in a year. Now add $500 to the cost and 24 extra hours. I know people that live like 3 houses down from a rental property. First year they did it themselves, after that they let a property management company handle it.
Most decent property management companies are going to have proper contracts, do credit/simple background checks, has existing contracts for any service related needs, etc. Its well worth the money.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly, Reed stabbing him||
Honestly, Reed stabbing him in the back is perfect. They are known as a great force, but not individually great fighters that no one has ever beat because of their tactics. There is no chivalry in a fight, esp one to the death, Howland Reed is well aware of that. After all, amush is part of the reason Greywater Watch and the Neck have never fallen.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||The background of the Reeds||
The background of the Reeds is one of the more interesting in the books. It is heavily implied that anyone that has ever attacked the Reeds lands has failed, not even being able to find Greywater Watch (the castle) because it floats and moves on the bog. They are basically both excellent fighters, guerrilla warfare experts, survivalists, and very very private. They are direct decendants of the first men, were very close with the children of the forest, and swore fealty to House Stark thousands of years ago.
Directly related to upcoming plot from the trailers: they have a long and ongoing fued with the Freys. So much so that the Freys basically refuse to go North because they never leave the bog.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||They could easily spend||
They could easily spend enough time. One of the big knocks against GoT from the beginning is that they overcompress the storylines and cut out too much of the story. There was no particular reason they needed to do 10 episode seasons nor that they needed to do 1 book per season. The amount of stuff they've cut out could easily make for another 2 seasons and they would have never been in the circumstance where they over took the books.
|23 weeks 16 hours ago||Probably worth pointing out||
Probably worth pointing out there facial hair can very greatly in thickness, strength, direction, and groupings of directions. Some solutions can work excellent for some people and for others be more akin to rubbing crushed glass on their face.
For myself, the 5-6 blades razors are basically useless, likewise for every electric I've tried (which is basically all of them). I tend to have thick/strong but very pliant facial hair and the 5/6 blade razors just do about f all at cutting it regardless of the shaving gel/cream used. Single/double blades however work extremely well.
So, no one should assume that just because a product works for them that it will work for anyone else.
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||Meh, someone makes a simple||
Meh, someone makes a simple spectrum jammer, run it at game, nothing works, coaches and players dependent on it fail horribly. FYI, a spectrum jammer is incredibly easy to make, small, etc.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||Let me simplify that for||
Let me simplify that for your: "Nope. It's the first in a series of more obvious money grabs by disney. I guess the reasoning is that since they just remade A New Hope and people paid for that, they can just throw "Starwars" on any script and make mint."
Personally I'm waiting for "Plan 9 from outerspacewars, a starwars story"!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Oh its worse than that. When||
Oh its worse than that. When they started this junk guess what one of their ads was serving???
If you guessed Malware, you win!
And if you want a solution: http://technewsreporter.blogspot.com/2015/12/how-to-bypass-websites-that...
You will probably need to clean out all your *forbes* cookies as well.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Oh hell no. The Nazi||
Oh hell no. The Nazi Swastika maybe, but the Swastika is a universal symbol of hope, good, luck, etc. It dates back thousands of years and is still in widespread use in most of the world. It has significant historical links to Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddism. Yes in western culture it is heavily linked with Nazism (and hence racism), but the western world is not the world.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||A swastika drawn in shit!||
A swastika drawn in shit! Yeah, good luck with that. Freshman year we has a roving shitter in the dorm that would shit in a shower stall roughly every 2-3 weeks. The whole dorm was on alert to catch the guy. It took over 5 months to finally do it.
The reality is there is very little the president can do about any of the issues raised. For the most part they are protected speech by the US Constitution. They are community issues and really can only be solved by the community.
|47 weeks 8 hours ago||AFAIK, that recusals are much||
AFAIK, that recusals are much more restricted than that. For Osborne, it would be Nebraska and Nebraska only. For Alvarez it would be Wisconsin and Wisconsin only.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Not much you can do about 3rd||
Not much you can do about 3rd down conversions where the ball is released quickly, the throw basically perfect, and the receiver catches the ball even with a defender on them. Hell I think on at least 1 of those, the defender even had a hand on the ball during the catch and the receiver still caught it.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Um, quite honestly I rather||
Um, quite honestly I rather have a working hip. Those things never heal right. and beer is cheap.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Generally they are going to||
Generally they are going to burn the gas regardless. Sure a lot of the time they are just taking them up to do the flyover, but it still counts towards hours and hop. Though there are also other time when they are doing actual testing or movements and they just add the flyover in as part of it. IIRC, I'm pretty sure that's how we were able to get a B2 flyover once, it needed to be moved from point A to point B and UofM wasn't drastically outside of the flight path.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Super Hornet first flight in 1995||
The Super Hornet which is what the Growlers are based off of had their first flight in 1995. While they stil carry the F/A-18 name and Hornet designation, that's mostly political (basically done to fund a brand new plane without funding a brand new plane). While the Super Hornet is shaped somewhat like the regular hornet, it is significantly larger with a longer fuselage, larger wings, and new engines, etc. The only US jet in service that's really newer is the F-22 and thats only by 2 years.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||F/A-18s are loud||
Yes they are quite loud. Last weekend was fleetweek here in SF and the Blue Angels were in town like always. Can always tell when they are either practicing or performing cause they make one phenomenal racket. The main stage area is maybe 3/4 of a mile from where I live, just down the hill. Can hear them just fine when they are doing their display passes, and, when they routing takes them over the neighborhood, they can certainly rattle the windows. They used to do a pass down broadway at low altitude on practice which was amazing and I could actually see the pilots outside my window.
|50 weeks 16 hours ago||Depends on what plane you get||
Depends on what plane you get with United. They have a fair number of planes with DirectTV. If you have one of those, it will be quite easy.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Prior to Spurrier, SC has 1||
Prior to Spurrier, SC has 1 double digit win season. He's added 3 and 3 top 10 finishes, he's by far the best coach they've had.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Its been late the past couple||
Its been late the past couple of weeks. I think 2 weeks ago it was up at like 10pm PST and last week it was up at least that late.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||All reports are that he had||
All reports are that he had to be convinced to come back for this year. Its very close to the situation that Carr found himself in his final year. Had to be convinced to come back for it and his heart just wasn't into it. These two combined should be a lesson for ADs, if a coach is thinking about retiring, help them retire.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Was considering retiring last season||
Spurrier was considering retiring last season and probably got talking into coming back. So at this point he was probably like, I'd rather be golfing and not dealing with all this negative stuff. Plus it allows SC to basically audition the current staff and if that doesn't work be positioned to go after a top tier coach.
|51 weeks 15 hours ago||That's easy to figure out:||
1 Count is the orginal captured image/video
1 Count is tranmiting the captured image/video
1 Count is using a computer device to commit a crime
Now technically, you could commit ALL 3 of those actions merely by using an iphone set to sync to iCloud to capture the video. by default the video will be synced to the icloud account which is tranmitting and as its all done with a computer device... Prosecutors tend to throw every charge they can even if that means multiple charges for a single action.
and in no why to diminish the heinousness of what LTT is reported to have done, as the law is wrtten, you can technically violate all three counts by snapping a picture of your girlfiend in her underwear with any smart phone with automated syncing.
|51 weeks 15 hours ago||With the current law as||
With the current law as written, if would be very hard to get out of at least the capture or computer charge. There might be some wiggle room with the transmitting charge as that has an intent sub-clause.
For everyone's reference, this appears to be the law that has been violated:
(1) A person shall not do any of the following:
(a) Surveil another individual who is clad only in his or her undergarments, the unclad genitalia or buttocks of another individual, or the unclad breasts of a female individual under circumstances in which the individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
(b) Photograph, or otherwise capture or record, the visual image of the undergarments worn by another individual, the unclad genitalia or buttocks of another individual, or the unclad breasts of a female individual under circumstances in which the individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
(c) Distribute, disseminate, or transmit for access by any other person a recording, photograph, or visual image the person knows or has reason to know was obtained in violation of this section.
(2) A person who violates or attempts to violate this section is guilty of a crime as follows:
(a) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(a):
(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.
(ii) If the person was previously convicted of violating or attempting to violate subsection (1)(a), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(b) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(b) or (c), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(3) This section does not prohibit a person from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of law committed by that person while violating or attempting to violate subsection (1)(a) to (c).
(4) This section does not prohibit security monitoring in a residence if conducted by or at the direction of the owner or principal occupant of that residence unless conducted for a lewd or lascivious purpose.
(5) This section does not apply to a peace officer of this state or of the federal government, or the officer's agent, while in the performance of the officer's duties.
(6) As used in this section, “surveil” means to subject an individual to surveillance as that term is defined in section 539a.
|1 year 18 hours ago||wunderground does pretty all||
wunderground does pretty all right overall. They generally rank in the ~100ish range of visited websites. ~47 million monthly vistors. And its the second most visited weather website in the world. Would have to assume that weather.com is the most so they are probably doing all right.
Plus at least wunderground was designed to have fairly low operating costs. The whole idea behind it was to use the publically available data and forcasts and present it in a useful way. Over time they've added some additional algorithims on top of it, but costs shouldn't be that much of an issue.
Part of the problem with weather.com is likely that its part of the weather channel side of the house and as you point out, that's been having some issues.
|1 year 18 hours ago||Been owned by them for ~3||
Been owned by them for ~3 years now. Pretty much allowed to run as an entirely seperate entity. They run an entirely different website, create their own apps, etc. In fact, they largely have a completely different feature set. Don't even know if they are running off the same data (wunderground actually provides a lot of the weather content for various media companies as well).
|1 year 19 hours ago||Why would a Michigan grad or||
Why would a Michigan grad or supporter use anything else but wunderground.com? Its basically the commercial spin off of the weather underground project at UM (or at least it was until bought by the weather company). Even though its owned by the same company as weather.com, its like 10x better.
|1 year 6 days ago||And a point of order, The||
And a point of order, The NCAA has nothing to do with the Heisman trophy nor do they really have anything to do with the functioning of the Sugar Bowl.
As for advertising on the uniforms, its been there for decades, or do you not see the stripes or swoosh or U?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Historically, there has||
Historically, there has always been some free rows in the student section. Generally this was due to the students compressing down to the corner. Hell, even in '97 there were free rows in the student section due to the compression.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||We are in the midst of 8+||
We are in the midst of 8+ years of pretty much unmitigated failure and yet just signed one fo the most lucrative merchandising deals in history. That's not because of the product on the field but because of the University. The University with 500k+ living alumni, all fairly well to do, etc.
The value/monetary return from Michigan athletics is due to the university, not the players. There are lots of players around. There is only 1 UofM.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||You are assuming that the||
You are assuming that the school isn't directly responsible for a large or even almost all of that money coming in.
While a star athlete can bring in some temporary additional revenue related to merchandising, merchandising is a small fraction of the overall revenue stream. The majority of the revenue stream for college athletics is independent of the individual players paying for a school.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||He was under no legal nor||
He was under no legal nor moral obligation to hand over his **PRIVATE** cell phone. In addition, the NFL was able to obtain the cell phone records of both of the other people alleged to be involved. I or any reasonable person also wouldn't turn over their **PRIVATE** property without a legal obligation nor should they be expected to.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||So you can hear beyond||
So you can hear beyond 20Khz? You can distinguish music beyond 20Khz? Are you over 20 years old? Have you done actual blind A/B testing? Do you even have audio equipment that can regenerate sounds much beyond 20 Khz?
I'd bet good money that I can take your 88Khz recording, clip it to 44Khz and you won't be able to tell the difference.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||no they can't. There is zero||
no they can't. There is zero positive proof that people can and large quantities of negative proof from blind testing. And dynamic range is dependant on the number of encoding bits and not on sampling rate. Sampling rate controls peak frequency, 44.1khz redbook is limited to a peak frequency of 22khz which is well beyond the hearing range of 99.99% of the population and is extremely unlikely to even be heard by the artist, recording engineer, etc.
Now if you want to talk about people stomping all over the dynamic range of recordings, that's a whole different issue and has more to do with horrible mixing and mastering.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Unfortunately for you're||
Unfortunately for you're argument, repeated blind A/B testing proves you wrong. And I've been listening to music for decades using pretty much the same quality headphones that most music was recorded with, mixed with, and mastered with, fyi. (Sony MDR-V6s and Shure profesional IEMs).
In order to get an MP3 that is distinguishable in A/B testing vs redbook you have to use either a very bad encoder or an extremely low bit rate. 256-320 Kbs mpeg1 AL.3 (aka MP3) encoded with a "modern" encoder with proper psychoacoutstics is basically indistinguishable in blind testing from redbook.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Actually, its perfectly legal||
Actually, its perfectly legal to rip a DVD. And even put it on your kids tablet. Loads and loads of copyright law and legal rulings support it. Its even legal to also make another DVD copy.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||You can make infinite copies||
You can make infinite copies for personal use of copyrighted content that you have a **VALID** license to. You don't however have any valid license to ANY music that you rip and convert off youtube. The very act of ripping it off youtube means you violate the license requirements to use youtube means that anything beyond that is poisoned.
AKA, youtube isn't selling you a product which means anything you could do with a CD you own doesn't apply. Youtube provided a licensed service with a ToS that has to be observed in order to have a valid copyright license you use the works on youtube. Violate the ToS, violate the license, violate the copyright.
And no all IP law isn't the same as IP is a massive umbrella for Patents, Trademarks, Secrets, and Copyrights. It is a massively complex part of law. And there is nothing specific to music specifically beyond things like statutory regulated licenses (what things like bars and radio stations have been using for years with designated clearing houses and such).
|1 year 14 weeks ago||prove that you can tell any||
prove that you can tell any difference between a high quality MP3, 16b 44khz red book CD, and 24b 192khz audio and we'll think about it. FYI, so far no one has actually been able to prove they can tell the difference between redbook audio and 24b 192khz audio. And very very very few have even been able to do it with high quality mp3s and redbook audio.
AKA 24b 192khz is basically the same as $10k audiophile optical cables!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Um, lets not confuse||
Um, lets not confuse violation of copyright with theft. They are logically and legally two entirely separate and distinct entities.
If you steal a car, you are depriving someone of property. If you make a copy of a song, you are not. AKA in one there is actual physical loss, in the other there is ephemeral potential loss of money but no actual physical loss of property.
Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine when people confuse or conflate the two.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Actual in this case, it being||
Actual in this case, it being against the ToS does in fact mean it is illegal. By not complying with the ToS for their service, everything you do with youtube is basically illegal as it is the ToS that provide you a legal means to view the content. Its important to remember that youtube is a *service* and not a *sale*. The laws, rights, restrictions etc associated with the two are fairly different.
So legally, mp3 ripping from youtube is full on violation of copyright.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I not handing it over ever.||
I not handing it over ever. You assume that no one will ever see anything not related to the investigation but that's not ensurable. There is no court order involved, there is no protection, its pretty simple. And you have to hand your phone over to someone in the first place and get it dumped. Then someone else has to sort through it all and determine what is relavent or not. And both those people and numerous others would likely be able to make a copy (whether legally OR NOT). I'm pretty sure a tabloid would pay a pretty hefty penny for a dump of Brady's phone for instance...
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Is it in the player contracts||
Is it in the player contracts that they are required to hand over their cell phones?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The standard is a bit of||
The standard is a bit of bumpkiss cause its not more likely than not, its whatever the investigator wants to decide regardless of what evidence does or does not exist. You can't compare it to a court of law, because in a court of law, the defendant actually gets to make a case.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||And ideally, if the league is||
And ideally, if the league is going to impose ball rules, they should be responsible for all the balls. Every single one. Specify the exact conditions of the play balls, check them every quarter, etc. If the balls are too slick, have the manufacture fix it, too tacky, have the manufacturer fix it. Same exact balls for everyone, kickers included. Zero difference. And hell do it like baseball, if the ball leaves the field of play, break out a new one and toss the old one to the fans.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Cause he had no legal||
Cause he had no legal requirement to and his phone likely contained both personal and private information.
If the NFL or any other organization wants to take your things without a legal warrant, you say no! 99 out of 100 lawyers agree and that last guy is representing himself.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Given the current realities||
Given the current realities of the garment industries, unless UA does 100% of the manufacturing in first world countries or in whole owned subsidiaries, I would have a hard time believing this. Its basically 100% that any work contracted out to third world companies will be subcontracted and then re-subcontracted out until such a time that it is using child labor.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||This has been a thing forever||
This has been a thing forever in AA. Back when I was there, I would always let my roommate order chinese for us because he'd just call them up and order completely off the menu. Even basic things like Shanghi noodles would come out completely different (and better) when he ordered it. So at least 2 decades ago, you could get very authentic, very good chinese food in AA, but it couldn't use english to order it.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Um, the whole of the midwest||
Um, the whole of the midwest could do with a decent mexican place. I'm pretty sure there isn't a decent mexican place in the entire midwest. Same goes for the northeast. Its hard to have good mexican in places that don't grow the correct ingredients and lack a decent sized population of the culture. And contrast that with Cali where we don't have mexican places, we have regional mexican cuisine.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The statistics themselves are||
The statistics themselves are no worse and actually much better than most other forms of violent crime. The statistics themselves by the own admission of the researchers gathering many of the statistics are actually highly flawed and lack specifity. But what statistics we do have, however flawed they might be, actually show that sexual assault on college campuses is actually better than sexual assault off campuses. The largest statistical sampling we have available shows that reported percentages of sexual assualt and rape are basically inline with other violent crime. So in short, the statistics around sexual assault and rape are generally no worse than any other violent crime.
And anyone out there throwing around things like 1 in 5 or 1 in 3 without having actually read and understood the data and the methodology and questions behind the data is certainly sensationalizing it.
Its very similar to throwing out the oft quoted omnibus wage gap data without any understanding of the actual data behind it or what that data actually says (hint actual wage gap, like experience, like job, like time in field, etc, is close to non-existent at this actual time, it still exists, and the last couple percent still need to be looked at and understood and/or closed, but using things like <80% is so distorted that it signals that a party isn't advocating in good faith).
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure that everyone||
I'm pretty sure that everyone here is against rape and that the vast majority of at least the US population is against rape. We aren't debating nor talking about people being pro or against rape. We are talking about and debating issues of fairness, due process, and legalities. There is a vast gulf between anyone accused of rape is guilty and rape is a good thing (no not really).
I personally think real actual rapist should be locked up forever, but that's not the topic at hand, we are talking about how do you determine if someone is a real actual rapist. Should that be left up to the criminal justice system with history behind things like due process, rules of evidence, informed council on both sides, or should it be left up to a hodge podge tribunal with basically no due process, no rules of evidence, not really informed council on both sides if there is even council, and no actual real legal authority beyond at best contract law?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||subpoenas and evidence||
Quite frankly, its because Universities have no legal authority. The criminal justice system (CJS) has the power of supoenas, rules and procedures of evidence(that have been thoroughly specified by centuries of court cases), the power to compel testimony, and the authority to punish falsehood. In stark contrast, the Universities are limited to, at best, contract law. Its fairly material that the suit in the Duke case is grounded upon violations of contract law, both explicit and implicit.
As a mental excercise, imagine that someone is accused of rape at a university. A group of people really don't like someone else and want him to be expelled. They setup a condition that on the surface looks perfectly viable. Person A and the accused left a bar together, went somewhere, and the next day the accused is accused of rape. Meanwhile, they are communicating progress via text message. There is no way for the accused nor for the university to ever legally get ahold of those text messages. The university can only rely on what is volunteered by people involved in the case. In an actual CJS case, the text messages would be simply subpoenaed by the lawyers on both sides of the case as simply a matter of procedure. An advocate in a university case isn't even legally required to turn over any evidence that is revealed to them that would be exculpatory.
And I agree that the preponderance of evidence standard isn't the real issue, it is merely compounded by the real issue which is one of valid rights of defense and basic issues of legal authority and procedure. The only way that a university would get any of that is if the state legislatures created a legal court entity at each university. In the meantime, all the current system is going to due is make many lawyers exceedingly rich as the number of cases that build up against the universities becomes iron clad. From a simple basis of contract law, the Universities are on very very shaky ground.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Actually if you look at the||
Actually if you look at the questionnaire used for the BJS survey, it also includes pretty much any unwanted sexual contact.
And I do agree that it is a difficult area to poll with depending on the exact wording used the definition of what qualifies can be quite diverse. It gets into lots of issues of subverbal signaling and interpretation. As a for instance, by some definitions, any kiss given without affirmative prior consent can count as sexual assault which generally isn't copecetic with common societal norms (or really even common militant/extreme feminist norms). I'm pretty sure that no one gets affirmative verbal affirmation for every kiss they ever give to someone.
I actually think these surveys need to go both more in depth and in breadth in the questions they ask wrt both sexual assault and rape (I tend to personally categorize the two seperately due to a bright line distinction between the two in serverity and impact).
Nor does it help that some of the data surrounding the issue get into issues of fully consensual sex and aware sex being categorized as rape (see various examples of statutory rape cases involving two teenagers, some procecuted even over the objection of both sets of parents).
And then you get into the cases where neither party is mentally capable of given consent(dual intoxication et al).
None of the polls/surveys I know of go into enough depth breadth to make fully informed conclusions from the data nor in many cases enough information to make real progress on root causes and ways to mitigate them.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||But that 50% is actually||
But that 50% is actually pretty much inline with the average for Violent Crime given within the report and not far off from the % for serious violent crime.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||DPS (or more appropriately||
DPS (or more appropriately UMPD), would have primary jurisdiction for any crime that occurs on UM property. They are a fully licensed police department by the State of Michigan. Whether they would abdicate the case to another law enforcement entity would be up to them and any agency they were abdicating to. Likely, given that they rarely investigate murder, they would defer to either AAPD, Washtenaw County Sherrif, Michigan State Police, Michigan Criminal Justice Bureau, or FBI. Certainly the MSP would likely be involved in dealing with the forensic evidence. At the very least its fairly common for AAPD/WCS to work with UMPD as its rare that a UMPD case is solely confined to the UM campus.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The problem is that very much||
The problem is that very much like the NCAA, the universities don't have the legal grounding or basis to handle these cases. They first of all have no way to compel evidence. Nor compel testimony. They have no rules of evidence either. Nor does it appear they even have valid written procedure. And what little prodecure they have appears to often not actually be followed. And nor does it appear that the people running these tribunals are capable nor independant (Seriously, a rape councilar/advocate as you judge in a case about rape?)
Even if it is determined that civil levels of determination are valid, the tribunals aren't applying civil levels of evidence nor discovery. The results so far don't seem viable and seem to merely setup the universities for multimillion dollar payouts.
That's not even getting into the issue that determining who is at fault when two people both heavily intoxicated and therefore incapable of giving or having concent have sex, the guilty party is determined by solely by the sex of the actual parties.
A much better solution IS to have the criminal justice system handle it, and if there are actual structural or legal barriers/issues within the CJS, then fix those. Cause that solution actually is a general solution that applies to everyone whether in college or not.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I would logically argue that||
I would logically argue that the real standard being employed in this cases isn't even "preponderance of evidence". It is in fact a lesser standard than "preponderance of evidence", primarily because the rules concerning the evidence and voracity of evidence is such that the evidence presented wouldn't even hold up in common law. In fact, the level of evidence in these cases sometimes doesn't even rise to the level of heresay. Certainly from the reports of the Duke case, the evidence used to convicts in most cases wouldn't even be admissable in the first place.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Unfortunately, your data||
Unfortunately, your data point isn't statistically viable and isn't supported by historical trend. In fact, the number you are citing for 2010 is statistically abberant. In addition, the number provided is for a combination of rape and sexual assault, not merely rape.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The 1 in 3 number is actually||
The 1 in 3 number is actually from a WHO report from 2013 and that number is a combination of sexual and physical assault. And by its own admision, the report isn't accurate but a best guess result with significant population and statistical issues and based on surveys of existing publications. It is also a worldwide estimate with the estimate for affluent places like the US at 23.2%.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Do you have a raw reference||
Do you have a raw reference for these statistics you are quoting with actual reference to what is categorized as sexual assault wrt to these numbers?
This is just a bit of a pet peeve of mine. There are a lot of "statistics" reported and repeated wrt to sexual assault and rape both in the media, via advocacy organizations, and online that have little to no basis in actual fact. As an example, I present this Washington Post article about the various issues in using the oft used "1 in 5" reference: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/12/17/one-in-fi...
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Zero? Infinite? Negative?||
Zero? Infinite? Negative? Large numbers? Small numbers?
While I do agree that some rapes go unreported, we cannot know how many actually do. Nor should we do anything but actually encourage people to actually report.
We can't base policy and certainly not law on ephemerals. Policy and Law need to be based on actual facts.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Actually if you did it right,||
Actually if you did it right, the bandwidth required is rather minimal. Instead of doing individual streams per person, you do a multicast stream. You can basically do high quality HD in about 2-3 Mbit/s and 4k in ~13ish Mbit/s.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 37 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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
|1 year 40 weeks ago||That's because everyone with||
That's because everyone with a clue knows that nothing new is coming on Harbaugh until after Xmas.
|1 year 40 weeks 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.
|1 year 40 weeks 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.
|1 year 40 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks 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!).
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 15 weeks 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.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||That's some pretty incredible||
That's some pretty incredible free recruiting from just the short segment.
|2 years 32 weeks 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).
|2 years 32 weeks 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.
|2 years 32 weeks 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.
|2 years 34 weeks 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-.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||And ironically, that $3M||
And ironically, that $3M constitutes breach of contract by the ACC, likely allowing Maryland off the hook completely!
|2 years 36 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.
|2 years 46 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.
|3 years 2 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.
|3 years 3 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!
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Don't worry, Buffalo will be||
Don't worry, Buffalo will be dumb enough not to run that every play.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||If the order basically barred||
If the order basically barred the action of the emergency manager or effectively says the emergency manager does not have standing, then the supremancy issue does not apply. The Chap 9 was a voluntary action which requires standing to do. The Michigan court is basically removing standing from the governor and emergency manager wrt bankrupcy court.
So in effect the court is nulifying the filing by making it as if I filed your bankrupcy without your approval and as you.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||The series isn't planning to||
The series isn't planning to go ahead of the books. Books 4 and 5 will likely be double season books like book 3. Given the wealth of new places and material in them, this seems very likely. By that time even GRRM should have book 6 out. And the show producers and runners have previous discussed putting in a pause or doing an interlude based on other content GRRM has produced in the ASOFAI universe.
So it is highly unlikely that HBO will start writing new plot. At worst, they'll work with GRRM to do pre-production based on what he's finished of the next book. FYI, book 6 is apparently 1/3 done with the first 500 pages roughly ready.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Yeah, but parts of book 3,||
Yeah, but parts of book 3, book 4, and book 5 all run parallel to some regard, so linear wise the reese/theon events aren't totally out of timeline.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||The single biggest change||
The single biggest change from the books to TV, was in the first book, it seemed like every other line was "Winter is coming". The TV series while having that line, doesn't have the same intensity of it. I think it is safe to say, that any thread related to GoT is going to have book spoilers at least to that point in the timeline of the books. Its like people need to be reminded that Spoilers are Coming!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Well, if you've read any of||
Well, if you've read any of the books so far, you'd understand that while the show is decent, it has changed various things or left things out, generally for the worst unfortunately. And quite honestly, the wife not dying in the books is not a pleasant surprise, at least not when you combine it with the plot of who his wife and her family are in the books.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Last act?.....||
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Texas ticket prices must be insane||
What is scarry is the amount of revenue that Texas got from ticket, 61 mil, compared to the amount that UM got, 41 mil. Considering that we have a larger stadium than they do, their ticket prices have to be through the roof!
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Some somewhat dated perspective||
I used to do a lot of travel back and forth to india in the 2004-2007 timeframe. Jobs such as a live in cook/house keeper or full time driver (and I really do mean full time, like sleep in the car full time) paid on the order of $100-150 US per week iirc and were generally considered reasonably desirable jobs by many people there. In many parts of the world, what is considered a sweatshop in the US can actually be a fairly highly desirable job. And reasonably make the difference between homeless and/or starving and living a survivable life.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||short answer, yes. Via||
short answer, yes. Via multicasting for distribution and distributed mem caching for functionality like replay, pause, rewind.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Which is funny cause when I||
Which is funny cause when I was in school, my friends house basically kept Jet's in biz for their first year. It was a manditory training stop for all new delivery drivers.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Lots of great beer in cali||
Lots of great beer in cali and the west coast. If you can find it, the Sierra Nevada Estate is well worth checking out when they do a release around end of summerish. Then there is always Rogue, Stone, Russian River, Widmer Bothers, and a whole host of smaller and specialty beweries.
There was a couple years back a place that basically bootlegged Bell's into cali but they were unfortunately shut down. But there is still a ton of great beer out here. In SF there are a couple stores with catalogs in the several hundreds(upwards of 800) of beers including many very very hard to find beers from both the west coast and the world.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||The normal profiles will||
The normal profiles will likely only work for recent grads. There is a delay between leaving/graduating and them updating the VPN permissions but eventually alumni without an ongoing attachment to the university will get moved to only being able to use the alumni profiles. The alumni profile doesn't present itself as a local UM network and therefore won't work for IPTV.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Legally, the NCAA didn't give||
Legally, the NCAA didn't give anything. PSU and the NCAA came to an agreement voluntarily in which PSU agreed to a level of punishment and the NCAA agreed to enforce and monitor that level of punishment.
No due process was ignored. PSU always had the option of not signing the consent document and either withdrawing from the NCAA or going through the normall infractions process. PSU, with full capability of council, waived their right to due process and plea bargained.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Only has legs in the holy grail||
PSU *voluntarily* accepted the punishment. In effect, they self imposed than as part of that self imposed punishment entered into an agreement with the NCAA so that it couldn't be undone.
They were of sound mind and body. They had sufficient access to legal council.
They are in a legal binding document.
They cannot appeal to the NCAA because they went outside of that system *voluntarily* and self imposed.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||If you don't want spoilers,||
If you don't want spoilers, watch live. If you aren't watching live, no right to complain. Now if you want to complain about how back NBC is at the Olympics, go for it, but that has been true for a decade+ now.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Death penatly takes too long||
Death penatly takes too long and costs too much money. For capitol offenses and the like, lifetime solitary seems to be a better idea. Just need to streamline the prisons and fix the CJS such that the overcrowding is significantly reduced. In a lifetime solitary situation, costs could be significantly reduced if done right.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||last year the top 4 teams||
last year the top 4 teams according to ESPN where:
Those 4 teams sat upon the top of an ESPN ranking.
Granted it was the ESPN Bottom 10, but it is a reputable ranking put out by ESPN.
The problem with using polls or rankings is there isn't enough information to make even a biased subjective ranking. There is so little interleague play and so few games played period that any ranking or poll claiming any level of accuracy enough to provide a top 4 is completely unbelievable.
Given that, the only realistic way to go about it is to use the conferences as an elimination system. Didn't win your conference? You don't count. You have been eliminated.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||#2 is simply people with no||
#2 is simply people with no possible way of making any determination about relative ranking effectively just writing down whatever BS has been spoon fed into them by the media and boom #2. Conference champion means infinitely more than ranked #2 or even ranked #1.
I think the issue is, you seem to believe that the polls and various other ranking are valid objective measurements when in fact they have no basis in objectivity. They are purely subjective. 100% subjective and that 100% subjective is based on so little information that even as a subjective ranking they are critically flawed.
AKA polls are WORTHLESS. basing anything on polls is basically the same as just rolling the bones and calling yourself a seer who can see the future.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||You seem to be of the opinion||
You seem to be of the opinion that the polls are worth more than feces that the bird puts on them when they line the bottom of the cage. On the other hand, I think the feces are worth measureably more.
Polls are the LEAST valid way to rank things. They are almost 100% subjective. There certainly isn't enough interleague play to make a valid ranking of teams. The only place where there is enough intra-play is within the conferences. As such, winning a conference provides a valid first tier of elimination for consideration.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||It isn't penalizing them, it||
It isn't penalizing them, it is obvious that they aren't the best team in the country (aka they lost their conference!). The purpose of a play off is to sort out the unknowns. You don't sort out the unknowns by rehashing the knowns.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Honestly, if...||
If you didn't win your conference, that means you aren't even the best team in your conference. If you aren't the best team in your conference, WTF, are you doing being allowed to compete for the national championship.
If I was running this thing, it would be top for conference champions, period. Don't win you conference, don't have any hope of making it it.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||back in Ann Arbor in the 90's||
back in Ann Arbor in the 90's they had a drive through liquer store.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Only one of the most||
Only one of the most infulential bands of the last century. Kraftwerk basically are the pioneers of all electronic music and the use of electronics in music.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Realistically with 16 team||
Realistically with 16 team conferences, you are probably looking at 4 4-team divisions.
3 games within your division
6 games across division (2 per division)
best team from each division goes to the conference play off. 4 team seeded playoff with semis hosted at high ranked and final in indy or chicago.
Total conference games: 9-11
Plus 2-3 non-conference games: 12-14
Plus 0-2 post conference games: 12-16
With 4 16 team conferences, the conference playoff + interconference playoff effectively becomes a 16 team play off.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||And how do you determine||
And how do you determine those top 4 or 8 teams? Polls and computer models don't have anything but subjective criteria to determine rankings given the number of games played and the matrix of those games.
If you are going to have a 4 or 8 team playoff, about the only realistic way to do it is the same way the NFL does, which is effectively conference champions. In order to actually nulify the subjectivity of the polls, a playoff in CFB would have to expand to somewhere between 16 and 32 teams which isn't going to happen.
About the best solution anyone could hope for would be a 6 teams playoff, top 4 conference champions and 2 at large aka wild cards. top 2 conference champions get a first round bye, 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5. Winner of 3v6 vs #2 and 4v5 vs #1.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Who wins a conference is much||
Who wins a conference is much more objective than who is #1 or #2. Give the dearth of interconference play, the only rankings with logical and factual basis are intra-conference rankings. With that knowledge, it means anyone who is ranked #1 or #2 and didn't win their conference is highly suspect. I would put far more weight into winning your conference than any polls or badly designed statistical ranking. The polls have to be primarily based on bias and conjecture because there is not enough data to actually rank the teams. A conference champion is however based on objective data.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||ranking are||
and I'm saying that not winning your conference means that you have absolutely been eliminated as the best team in the country. If you didn't win your conference, then you finsihed behind one or more other teams from your conference. That means you are worse than them. And considering intra-conference play tends to have a lot of predictivity between teams within a conference and the area lacking in cross connectivity is interconference play, it only makes sense to limit an actual playoff to inter-conference opponents since that is the part of the interconnection that is limited. And if you are going to limit it to inter-conference opponents then it makes sense to be conference champions only.
Wisconsin would be getting a 1st chance. They won their conference. Alabama didn't even win their division within their conference. They were not the best team in the SEC.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Bama had their chance, they||
Bama had their chance, they didn't win their conference. They shouldn't have even been in it. Doesn't matter what the outcome of the game actually was this year, they lost their conference = they shouldn't get in. The purpose of the playoff shouldn't be to give a team a second chance, it should be to square off the best conference champions. If you can't even win your conference, you have no argument that you should be in it.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||If they are ranked #1 and #2||
If they are ranked #1 and #2 and didn't win their conference then the rankings are wrong. It really is that simple. Rankings are a crap shoot. There is nothing actually valid about them.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Hey, I remember an||
Hey, I remember an independent that thought they were all that and when they joined a conference, they thought they were going to run over everyone cause they were all that. Penn State had a pretty rude awakening.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||One real game a year||
It is a lot easier to gameplan and win when you basically have to only plan for 1 or 2 teams a year. It is a whole different world when you are playing 5+ teams who all can beat you. Part of the reason the non-AQs don't get much respect is because they generally don't play anyone outside of 1 or 2 games a year. If they want respect then they need to join a conference with respectable opponents and play a real schedule.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||There is a difference between||
There is a difference between a late hit in the pass release case and a late hit with the arms raised then purposely dropping the arms, wrapping, and then slamming the QB on his shoulder/head. It was pretty damn blatent.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||The Rush late hit was also a||
The Rush late hit was also a blatent intent to injure. He specifically slammed denard after the late hit. If the refs were doing their jobs it was of been a late hit penalty and an unsportsmanlike and likely and ejection. It was blatent and with intent to injur.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Well it is obvious that the 1||
Well it is obvious that the 1 game suspension didn't work, so how about we go for a full season this time? Maybe that will get enough attention so that players actually play the game without intent to injure?
|4 years 50 weeks ago||All the more reason to||
All the more reason to enforce more severe penalties in college. Things like that have the potential to be mortal. Off the field, that play could be charged as attempted murder. That was a concious attempt to injure and any concious attempt to injure should be a full year suspension and mandatory completion of anger management class before being allowed to return to the field.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||late hits are one thing, intent to injure is another||
On the late hit that injured Denard, that wasn't your run of the mill late hit. The player body slammed him AFTER he had the late hit. Watch it again, he goes in with his arms up and hits Denard, than he moved his hands down, picks up Denard and slams him.
That was pure intent to injure and should result in a multi-game suspension along with Gholston. Honestly, between the attempted broken neck and the punch, if I was the big ten commish, I'd suspend Gholston for the rest of the year and require that he complete anger management classes.
If something isn't done soon, we'll rapidly go down the path of enforcers: find best play, break best player, get a meh pointless penalty. Cause if they aren't going to really enforce things like sportsman like conduct, why not take advantage of it, other teams obviously will. There are rules in the book to handle things like this but the refs are too afraid to utilize the unfair advantage rules (Rule 9-2-3 Unfair Acts).
Same thing with the taunting rule, honestly it doesn't go far enough, should be loss of ball AND minus 6 points (and since the TD never occured that would be a total of -12 points). Nothing wrong with requiring plays not to be idiots.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Yorks = death||
While it would be nice to see what he could do, I wouldn't wish the yorks on anyone.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||The are women of negotiable affection||
They are already paid for the beatdown. We owe them nothing beyond that.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Hyper neg||
You just need a script for when you want to neg a post to search their past posting history and neg every post they've ever made. You can become your own personal NegBomb machine. I mean, you have enough points that if they've got enough posts, you should be able to take most people below the new thread threashold. If they cannot post new threads then problem solved.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||yeah it's bad, really bad||
f'ed as in worse than USC.
really really f'ed as a new example of the death penalty, The 11 team SEC, and AU no longer being able to function as an academic institution (they were already on probation from their accreditor).
Also if it is all true, then you are looking at more than the NCAA. So many fellonies committed. For example, according to this posting, the Cam money was laundered across state lines which is never a good thing (money laundering is bad, k).
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I got into Ivy's||
I got into a couple Ivy schools but the truth was for the fields I was interested in, they weren't as good as UM. They also cost 2x+ what UM did out of state. Having visted and known many people who went to Ivy schools, I'm still not sure what the big deal is. Outside of Law/B-School they really aren't any better than numerous other institutions throughout the US.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Best options are either VLC||
Best options are either VLC or MPC-HC. I know from experience that windows media player for Win7 appears to work.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Of course it won't happen.||
Of course it won't happen. If they do that, Brian can go grab a lawyer and sue them for copying his methodology with the blog poll of actually waiting until people can review the actual results.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Certainly taking margin out||
Certainly taking margin out did skew things in the computer polls. The problem was that the polls were putting too much into margin of victory and instead of tuning it they just got rid of it.
Reasonably, what you want to do is look at margin on a per quarter basis and saturate the benefit at about 1 TD per quarter advantage. Back in the day some people actually came up with some incredibly complex formulas for margin but none of them ever made it in since they eliminated margin. Most of these formulas were drive/quarter based and also accounted for a lot of other factors. One of the issues with most computer polls is that they only look at end game results and not the flow through the game which results in slightly skewed results just like human voters who only look at final scores can get a skewed view of the game.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Always wanted to Level things||
I would reset all points to 0. Let the chaos ensue.
In addition, I would changes the post creation threshold to 0, but require a 60 minute confirmation period where you have to reconfirm the post every 5 minutes.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||No, I would not consider the||
No, I would not consider the horror team a good team. The only reason that season wasn't a complete failure was because they beat florida, but that was only because the coaches basically threw away their old playbooks and went to a completely different gameplan.
The horror team certainly had talent, but they did very little with that talent and had fairly bad coaching. Most people didn't consider it a good team and put the blame on the coaching staff, hence they were forced out.
A good team requires talent, skill, experience, and good coaching, any FBS team that looses to an FCS team is obviously severely lacking in at least one of those.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||For VT they really haven't||
For VT they really haven't played anyone and did lose to an FCS. In general, people would not consider a team in the ACC who lost to an FCS team, a good team.
OSU, has lost to multiple teams as well, and hasn't looked that good in its wins. Living on the west coast, I've actually caught several of their games, and they just don't look good on either offense or defense.
Nevada, I've only seen them play Cal, but Cal is just not that good and pretty schizophrenic this year. Now Nevada might be decent and give BSU a run for their money, but we'll have to wait and see. I honestly think Nevada might be the best team that BSU plays this year.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||OSU, no one really. They||
OSU, no one really. They should of never been rated #1, not with they way they were playing.
And for a frame of reference, BSU's claim to fame this season, lost to James Madison. The only other team close to being a big win, is on its way to 3-3 via getting smashed by UDub.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||A football season isn't just||
A football season isn't just about 1 game. BSU has a significant advantage in that most of the teams they play are pretty creampuffy, which means they take less hits, less damage, etc.
As far as VT, so you think James Madison should be in consideration for the BCS title game? VT is mediocre at best this year.
OSU, is WAY overrated. They are currently get trashed by UDub. They are going to be 3-3 after tonight.
And Nevada hasn't played anyone. Cal is aweful this year.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Boise is the perfect case for||
Boise is the perfect case for playing 1 mediocre team and 11 creampuffs!
|6 years 2 days ago||Brian must be getting less||
Brian must be getting less sleep lately because he is making mistakes he basically never made in the past:
Last sentence, second para:
"A special section is dedicated is to One Of These Seasons Is Not Like The Other."
should probably be:
"A special section is dedicated to One Of These Seasons Is Not Like The Other."
|6 years 3 days ago||Brian, don't want to be that guy, but going to be that guy||
Second paragraph, lead sentence:
Three was about of slight indigestion when it was 21-14,
Should probably be:
There was a bout of slight indigestion when it was 21-14,
|6 years 6 days ago||because if they aren't going||
because if they aren't going pro, and they've been at the university for a bit, it is often times just easier and more convienient to stay and finish up at the school you are at.
|6 years 6 days ago||And IIRC, that was after 2||
And IIRC, that was after 2 years of rehabbing on scholarship and he wasn't transfered to medical scholarship until the doctors had tried everything and basically said "you'll be able to walk but won't ever be able to run, cut, jump, etc"
|6 years 1 week ago||From recolection, even the||
From recolection, even the strip technically has an open container ban but it is generally not enforced for two reasons, one, only the sidewalk on the road is public property, and there isn't much to be gained by arresting your tax base.
|6 years 1 week ago||because, unfortunately, you||
because, unfortunately, you can't retcon reality
|6 years 1 week ago||5 downs 4 sack||
OMG, that O line was a like an open gate!
|6 years 1 week ago||Considering the things I've||
Considering the things I've seen, being down 28 in the 4th quarter is then by your definition, almost won, cause I've seen people do it.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||sent you an email||
sent you an email
|6 years 2 weeks ago||BTT registration||
Can someone kick the BTT registration scripts, its looking like something is hosed in the email portion of the registration. Been several days already an no email. I've checked all the filter posibilities. Its looks like the scripts either aren't kicking off the mail or its getting eaten upstream.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Since this is meta anyways,||
Since this is meta anyways, what hardware are you running for the site?
|6 years 8 weeks ago||It takes more than 2 seconds||
It takes more than 2 seconds to check if they are sealed and longer to check that they actually contain water if they aren't sealed...
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Basketball and football are||
Basketball and football are only cash cows because of the university. Without the university they would be second rate development leagues struggling to fill up high school stadiums.
When people write these articles they always ignore that the institution > players wrt the popularity of the team and the money made.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Also the financing would be||
Also the financing would be very cheap right now. If Michigan can finance at anything close to 3-4% then its effectively a no brainer.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||When I was there...||
People moved down because people moved down dammit, you stand sideways, you use both the bench and the space in front of the bench to stand in, you get to know your neighbor really really really well. The student section is all about fitting as many people as possible as close to the field as possible. It was packed.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||And quite possibly the best||
And quite possibly the best quotes that will ever be in a film.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I'm aware how some of the so||
I'm aware how some of the so called professional refs do it. In general they are fairly bad and let things get so out of hand they have no other resort than to start issuing yellow cards. If they did their jobs appropriately and handed out more minor fouls they wouldn't have the issues they have.
But the wording is the wording and the word Persistent has a pretty clear definition.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I honestly think that if one||
I honestly think that if one only watched professional league/international play that it would be quite possible to be totally ignorant that there was such things as the indirect free kick. I really don't understand why they don't give more of them. One of the reason they are in the game is to handle a lot of the grab assing that occurs with things like set plays etc and just general dangerous play.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I'm well aware of the Laws of the Game||
If a player commits 10 fouls over the course of a 90 minute game with 50-60 possible incidents of violation, then that is not persistent but occasional. That's simply just part of the game and random chance. Esp if the match is moving at a fast pace with lots of challeges for control of the ball you would expect more fouls in general. The persisent option is there in the same way that football has the unfair advantage clauses, etc. Incidental fouls, even if large in number do not rise to the occation of the yellow card.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Already accounted for||
The Laws already account for this with the indirect free kick. The limitations on awarding of an indirect free kick are pretty much none existent. So far I don't think I've seen or heard of an indirect being issues in the WC though I haven't been able to see/hear every game.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||FIFA Laws of the Game||
No, they are Laws. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/lawsofthegame.html. If you don't like it, complain to FIFA.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||No you shouldn't be given a||
No you shouldn't be given a yellow just because it is your 6th foul. If it is obvious that you are committing fouls to get advantage or out of carelessness, fine, but there are lots of fairly reasonable circumstances where a player will get called for a lot of minor fouls simply due to circumstance.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Which is why when back in the||
Which is why when back in the day I did some reffing for soccer, I never called anything I didn't see. Doesn't matter if someone gets hurt and is on the ground, if I didn't see it, I cannot legally make a call in accordance with Law 12.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||For that matter||
Football also has delayed penalties. Just about every sport I know of has delayed penalties. The main difference is that in almost all other sports the ref has to signal the advantage where as in soccer they tend to play a lot more fast and loose with things. It also makes evaluating the calls by the refs much more difficult. Soccer also tends to be one of the few sports where a ref doesn't have to signal or remark on the actual foul committed and who committed it.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Fouls and Cards||
FIFA really needs to clamp down on the refs. As you said a lot of the flopping happens because players are trying to sell things into yellow or red cards, but the reality is that granting of cards and color of cards is by rule independent of the result of the foul if in fact a foul actually occured. Cards are by rule supposed to be issued based on action, not result.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||If it is a minor it is a minor||
minor stuff happens all the time and is just part of paying competitively. There is no reason to hand out a yellow card for it. As it is most refs are generally violating the letter of rule 12 in many of the direct kicks they give.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||And lets go one beyond that||
Not only do they get a retroactive red card, their team goes one down to start the next match.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Indian beer works||
Having spent a good amount of time in India, Kingfisher Strong and Kalyani Black Label Strong both work as pretty good beers when its hot outside. Kinda hard to find in the US though.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||mainstream my butt. I still||
mainstream my butt. I still have to smuggle in when I can. Bell's still doesn't have distribution to a lot of places like pretty much the entire western US.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Not oberon, Solsun||
Still pissed they had to change the name. Solsun was such a better name.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||The version being added to||
The version being added to Droid 2.0 is effectively a beta which still have signficant performance and compatibility issues. Its pretty bad when the developer of mobile flash is on stage and asks people what sites he should go to and he has to shoot down 1/2 of them because they don't work with mobile flash or cause it to crash.
I know several people with the latest android and adobe build of flash and their universal opinion is that as it currently stands, it will do more harm to adobe and android than good.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I still find it funny that||
I still find it funny that Verizon turned down the iPhone originally because they didn't want to give up any control of the devices on their network. Interesting how that turned out for them.
The backstory is that Verizon has always been the most draconian when it came to what devices they allowed on their network. They were able to get away with this because they effectively had a proprietary network and a device had to be authorized to use it. They controlled the authentication which allowed them to do things like force Motorola and other handset manufactures to put custom verizon only firmware on the phones which limited their capabilities to only those that verizon chose. In contrast, most of the rest of the world either used GSM or a derivitive of GSM for authorization which only required changing out a SIM chip to get a phone authorized on a network.
The rapid rise of the iPhone was the leverage that the various handset and mobile OS companies needed in order to get Verizon to loosen up some control of their network and what enabled devices based on Android to use the network.
So if you are using an android device on the Verizon network, be sure to thank Apple and the various iPhone users for forcing verizon to open up. ;)
|6 years 14 weeks ago||H.264 isn't proprietary||
And flash vs html 5 has nothing to do with H.264. H.264 is rapidly becoming the most used video codec in the world, just like the previous codecs from MPEG: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4. In fact, all high quality flash video content already uses H.264. H.264 is an open standard, you can go download the complete documentation for it if you want. There are multiple encoders and decoders on the market and the best and most popular encoder is x264 which is both free as in beer and opensource.
Yes, there is a patent licensing pool for the H.264 standard but any codec comparable to H.264 is going to run into the same patent issues. There is a reason no one is going to offer patent indemnity for VP8.
As far as development cost of flash vs HTML 5, the cost factors are well on the HTML 5 side as it is free as in beer and multiple opensource enviroments are available for testing and development vs flash which basically required proprietary adobe tools.
Flash itself is buggy and broken system that isn't supported on the majority of the worlds devices and is buggy as can be on those devices it does support. It also has numerous security flaws and incurs significant overheads for doing things like video due to its programming and API integration model. We are all much better off with directly supported video playback in browsers rather than through a 3rd party application. Even the version of flash that adobe is releasing for Android has significant compatability issues and problems. In addition, for flash you are reliant on adobe's update and development timelines which by example haven't exactly been stellar.
So yes, after working with adobe for several years to get flash ported, Apple finally got fed up and jumped on the HTML 5 bandwagon along with numerous other companies including Google. HTML 5 is the way forward and the sooner we leave the bloated days of flash behind, the better we'll all be.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||The interesting legal angles||
The interesting legal angles involve on what exactly was said/written regarding the ultimatum that was given to Nebraska along with any information that was withheld. Basically, it can certainly be argued that the B12 doesn't have clean hands and/or told Nebraska to leave.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||You are assuming that they||
You are assuming that they both owe penalties which I'm not sure is a valid assumption to make given the going ons within the conference. At a minimum, I expect we'll see a lawsuit from both Colorado and Nebraska asking for the penalty to be reduced to rejected outright.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||already done, in fact, it was||
already done, in fact, it was done 20 years ago. The graphic designer who designed the logo when Penn St. joined also did a 12 and 13. The 14/15/16 are obvious from there. Take out the second 1 and put in a 2, done. Here's the story: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Designed-to-Change/24716/?sid=at&utm_s...
|6 years 15 weeks ago||MSU is well above ASU. As I||
MSU is well above ASU. As I have stated previously, MSU would be in about the middle of the Pac10. The top 5 of the Pac10 are good, but once you get to WSU, Oregon, Oregon St, Arizona, and Arizona State, it has gone pretty far downhill. UW and the Cali schools are basically where all the academic capabilities lie within the Pac10.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||As much as we like to sling||
As much as we like to sling the old mud at MSU, they actually have a pretty good set of grad programs. They would be ranked somewhere in the middle of the PAC10 and in the top of both the B12 and SEC. They have one of the best Education schools in the country, TWO decent med schools (one of the best DO schools in the nation) both ranked in the top 25 for primary care.
And as should be no surprise, they have the 7th ranked Criminology program in the nation!
So, MSU is a very good school, that if anything looks worse in light of the comparisons to UM, etc within the B10. If they are the worst school in the B10, then the B10 looks pretty damn good.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Everything said today implied||
Everything said today implied that NU would be a full B10 member in 2011 and play a full B10 schedule. Delany even went so far that they messed up on the transission of PSU to the B10 by not getting them hooked up fast enough with the conference schedule.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Everything said today implied||
Everything said today implied that NU would be a full B10 member in 2011 and play a full B10 schedule. Delany even went so far that they messed up on the transission of PSU to the B10 by not getting them hooked up fast enough with the conference schedule.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||the story as reported...||
Is that the finder tried contacting apple:
So far no one has actually disputed the story as told by gizmodo.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||bloggers=journalists isn't on the table||
There is precedent case law that effectively says that blogger=journalist at least in Cali which should be the legal jurisdiction since that is where Apple is, where the situation occurred and where the journalist lives and works. Specific case is: O'Grady vs Superior Court. PDF of the decision can be found at: http://www.citmedialaw.org/blog/2010/police-seize-gizmodo-reporters-comp...
And while the search warrant was likely legal, the scuttlebutt out here in the valley is that it was executed illegally. The search warrant specifically forbade the cops from executing a night time search. Time of warrant: 7PM, Cops still searching at 9:30PM+. Shoddy job all around by the cops.
As far as trying to return the phone. The person who found it did on more than one occasion try to contact Apple to return the device but apple reps kept thinking it was a joke.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Even more important they were||
Even more important they were 2 over the 85 cap, and practice reports were that brown was bust.
So basically, coach has to nuke 2, player sucks, and he gives the program a black eye, oh, and a woman too. Yeah hard choice on this one.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||different back then||
about 90% of the class back then were IOE majors, mostly soph/junior, the other 10% we mostly seniors from other engineering disciplines pissing off the IOE majors by joking how easy it was while destroying their curve.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Mudge isn't anywhere close to||
Mudge isn't anywhere close to a good professor in a course setting, however he was one of the best professors there was one on one and in small groups.
Yale Patt was exactly the opposite from my experience. Literally the best teacher I've ever seen in a class room setting but not that great one on one and in small groups.
Was always interesting as during my period of UM, there was always seemed to be this covert battle of egos between them.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||I had Fred for 423 -||
I had Fred for 423 - Semiconductor Physics Lab aka Fab Lab. One of my favorite professors. Easy guy to talk to, always available if you had a question. Then again, it was a course with only ~20 people in it and one of the most expensive courses in the whole entirety on UM. The estimated cost per student at the time was like 80k for the semester!
|6 years 33 weeks ago||IOE 301||
Apparently no one here needed a 3 credit cross discipline elective because no one has mentioned IOE 301. Quite possible the easiest class I've ever had, and that includes grade school!
It was so easy that many of us had an actual contest going to see who could spend the least amount of time on the class and still get an A. I didn't win and I totaled to 4.5 hours including exams. Final exam, 35 minutes in, walked down to the front, handed in the exam, and commented to the TA: "I aced this". Some were not amused.
IIRC, someone managed to only put in 3 hours total, all semester and ended up with an A.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||because for years almost||
because for years almost every other major EE school has wanted one like 427. In the industry, completion of EECS427 is pretty much a guaranteed hire. Plus having interviewed people from every major school in the US in the field EECS427 applies to, none of them even have anything close. The course is legendary not only at other schools but in industry as well.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||In and Out Easy||
of course IOE was easy, it is its acronym after all. true story, we had a contest senior year taking IOE 301: told time spent to get an A including times in exams. I lost with 4.5 hours! Dammit.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||EECS470?||
470 was easy! 427 however is quite possibly the most time consuming course EVER. I knew people that were in med school that had more free time than me while I was taking 427.