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|1 week 4 days ago||The problem was that they||
The problem was that they trained the running out of him. In the playoff game, there were so many times he could of picked up an easy 5-10 yards if he'd run. Worst thing you can do to a dual threat QB is to make them into a pure pocket passer, which is what OSU did.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Filmore changes weren't||
Filmore changes weren't really an issue of gentrification or tech moving in. By the time the original dotcom boom started, the old Filmore was largely already gone with the last remenents of what was left already pushed south of Geary. During the heyday of the Filmore as an african american community it stretched from Geary to basically the top of the hill almost to Jackson. The Filmore was much more a casuality of the death of the manufacturing and shipping industries in SF in the 70s and 80s with lingering effect of the military shutdown in SF as well. There was little to anything left of the old filmore by the 90s, before Netscape was even an idea.
As far as "development" being responsible for segregation in the bay area. At least in SF, the distinct lack of development is the driving culprit. The change in housing stock in SF over the last 30 years is basically nil. That basically means that everyone who isn't in tech is getting priced out of the market. The only viable long term solution is to build significantly more housing stock. That is once again being blocked by those opposed to gentrification, resulting in even faster gentrification. Having been here long enough to see multiple of these cycles play out, gentrification in SF is the result of not new bigger buildings fast enough. Too much leading with the heart, not enough leading with the brain.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||That's a good one, but I was||
That's a good one, but I was thinking of ones without even skin color being a factor like many of the ongoing issues in africa, the balkans, ireland, scandanavia, UK, belgium, spain, southern italy, etc, etc, etc. Racism exists pretty much everywhere even in absence of skin differences because racism is a direct extension of tribalism which is deeply historic and deeply ingrained. And tribalism is everywhere, in every country, etc.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Because most other places||
Because most other places have much deeper and older cultural divides that don't rely on the color of someone skin. Doesn't mean that the prejudice and effects there of are any less though. AKA racism in many areas isn't reliant on skin color and has been going on longer than the USA has existed.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Having grown up in the south||
Having grown up in the south and lived all over the country...
I'm not sure it is more prevalent in the south but more it is more prevalent in rural areas which the south tends to have/had more of. It is important to remember that many of what are these days large southern cities, really grew quite recently. Until recently, about the only really big city in the south was Atlanta.
You get into the more rural areas of any part of the country and you'll run into a lot of ignorant bs.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This appears to be using the||
This appears to be using the same system that popped up about a week ago. This isn't your bog standard DDoS. They are using an unprecedented level of bandwidth via exploited "IoT" devices. The post mortem when Krebs on Security was hit had peak bandwidth of > 600 Gb/s. And these aren't you typical script kiddie syn fload attacks. These new botnets are sending constant streams of real requests making filtering significantly more difficult.
So these new attacks are so big they are overwelming full on trunks and much more advanced making filtering more difficult.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||The US and other navies have||
The US and other navies have been patrolling off that cost for decades. It has been a major shipping route for centuries and is a crucial part of global commerce with a significant portion of all goods in the world going through those sea lanes. It is also a rather hot bed of piracy and smuggling activity before the yemen conflict and will still be long after the yemen conflict.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Just an FYI, as far as I've||
Just an FYI, as far as I've seen, all the weapons incoming have been subsonic. The only thing supersonic have been the countermeasures (SM-2/ESSM). Both the C70x and C80x are subsonic AShM.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I've been to plenty of||
I've been to plenty of restaurants that serve corn. Any decent Mexican place will have Elote in season. In addition, there is a Burma place where I live that has an incredible corn dish with shallots, garlic, and spices.
And I find it hard to believe that you've never been to a place that serves grits.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||If you want to like someplace||
If you want to like someplace where mother nature can't get at you, you have very few options. Mother Nature can pretty much say that anywhere in the world. About your only option is to move to someplace like the Cheyenne Mountain Complex where you are insulated from just about anything.
Let's not pretend that anyplace is really safe from Mother Nature. Hell, Michigan gets tornadoes, it gets blizards, it gets floods, hell Michigan even gets earthquakes. That's pretty much every natural disaster that mother nature can throw out.
|20 weeks 2 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.
|23 weeks 1 day 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.
|25 weeks 3 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.
|29 weeks 3 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.
|29 weeks 3 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.
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|31 weeks 11 hours 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.
|35 weeks 3 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.
|36 weeks 17 hours 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.
|37 weeks 51 min 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.
|37 weeks 21 hours 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.
|38 weeks 5 days 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.
|38 weeks 5 days 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.
|40 weeks 4 days 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"!
|46 weeks 6 days 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.
|1 year 9 weeks 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.
|1 year 9 weeks 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.