I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|4 weeks 2 days 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.
|12 weeks 4 days 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.
|13 weeks 5 days 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!
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Don't worry, Buffalo will be||
Don't worry, Buffalo will be dumb enough not to run that every play.
|20 weeks 5 days 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.
|27 weeks 2 days 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.
|27 weeks 2 days 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.
|27 weeks 2 days 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!
|27 weeks 2 days 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.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Last act?.....||
|31 weeks 18 hours 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!
|32 weeks 1 day 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.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||short answer, yes. Via||
short answer, yes. Via multicasting for distribution and distributed mem caching for functionality like replay, pause, rewind.
|34 weeks 2 days 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.
|37 weeks 2 days 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.
|1 year 12 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.
|1 year 18 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.
|1 year 18 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.
|1 year 18 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.
|1 year 24 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.
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 28 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.
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 30 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.
|1 year 31 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.
|1 year 31 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.
|1 year 31 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.
|1 year 31 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.
|2 years 1 week 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.
|2 years 1 week 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.
|2 years 8 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.
|2 years 8 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.
|2 years 8 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?
|2 years 8 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.
|2 years 8 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.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Yorks = death||
While it would be nice to see what he could do, I wouldn't wish the yorks on anyone.
|3 years 2 days ago||The are women of negotiable affection||
They are already paid for the beatdown. We owe them nothing beyond that.
|3 years 1 week 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.
|3 years 3 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).
|3 years 4 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.
|3 years 5 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.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Boise is the perfect case for||
Boise is the perfect case for playing 1 mediocre team and 11 creampuffs!
|3 years 10 weeks 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."
|3 years 10 weeks 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,
|3 years 11 weeks 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.
|3 years 11 weeks 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"
|3 years 11 weeks 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.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||because, unfortunately, you||
because, unfortunately, you can't retcon reality
|3 years 12 weeks ago||5 downs 4 sack||
OMG, that O line was a like an open gate!
|3 years 12 weeks 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||sent you an email||
sent you an email
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Since this is meta anyways,||
Since this is meta anyways, what hardware are you running for the site?
|3 years 18 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...
|3 years 20 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.
|3 years 20 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.
|3 years 20 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.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||And quite possibly the best||
And quite possibly the best quotes that will ever be in a film.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 25 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.
|3 years 25 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.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Not oberon, Solsun||
Still pissed they had to change the name. Solsun was such a better name.
|3 years 25 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.
|3 years 25 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. ;)
|3 years 25 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.
|3 years 25 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.
|3 years 25 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.
|3 years 25 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...
|3 years 26 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.
|3 years 26 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.
|3 years 26 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.
|3 years 26 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.
|3 years 32 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.
|3 years 32 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.
|3 years 42 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.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 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!
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||EECS 427||
Bah, did Econ 401 REQUIRE a minimum of 40+ hours a week for the whole semester to only at best get a passing grade? 60+ per week if you wanted any chance of getting an A? There were literally some weeks where I never hit a bed because of that class. Its widely considered to be the higher work vs credit course at UM.