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|1 week 2 days ago||That's because everyone with||
That's because everyone with a clue knows that nothing new is coming on Harbaugh until after Xmas.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is true. The CS side||
This is true. The CS side tends to be a lot easier until you get into the 400/500 level classes where it mostly evens out.
|1 week 2 days ago||Obviously not someone who has||
Obviously not someone who has taken EMag 1/2.
I remember taking the mid term for EMag 1. Like halfway through the exam, everyone looked up and just shrugged. IIRC, the class average was a 9 out of 60 with the high score being a 13. And that class has 3 of the people with the highest GPAs in my year.
Programming exams just aren't that hard. Then again, half the people I've ever interviewed can't diagram a simple efficient queue either and that includes masters and phds. Hint, if you are moving data you are doing it wrong.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well, I took it almost 20||
Well, I took it almost 20 years ago. Like all programming classes, a lot of it will depend on your experience and comfort with programming going in. For some it was an absolute beast that took them forever to do the projects and for others they would literally bang out the projects during free time the day of turn in.
I found the class pretty easy personally, but then again I was working for CAEN and helping to rewrite the whole backup system at that time so obviously I had more than enough knowledge and experience going in.
If you are a math major the logic part of the class shouldn't be much of an issue. It will primarily be getting up to speed on whatever language they are using these days and the syntax involved. After you are up to speed on language and syntax, its mostly a matter of how fast you can organize everything and get it into the editor and compiling.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||So I guess that's why there||
So I guess that's why there are multiple TV shows not being produced purely for Internet distribution over multiple companies. Or that so far those TV shows products for distribution outside of the cable monopoly bundle infrastructure are some of the best out there. Or that the best producer of TV shows (HBO), isn't part of any bundled cable plan(its an a la carte addon!).
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Don't know what studies||
Don't know what studies you've read, but all the ones I've read show it to be a major win for consumers. The majority of consumers will pay significantly less in an a la carte model. In addition, the only reason the sports fan would suffer at all is because the current models encourages bigger and bigger TV contracts. In an a la carte world, the TV sports contracts would drastically shrink because the money simply wouldn't be there to pay for them. AKA, the only reason that the sports contracts have gotten so big is because of the perversion of the bundling model and without that model, there is actually significant downward pricing pressure.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Except there is not legal||
Except there is not legal simularity between theft and violation of copyright. In taking a DVD, you are taking a physical property of someone else, depriving them of the use of that property. In the case of violation of copyright, you are depriving someone of any property. You are merely making a copy.
TL;DR: there is a reason there is a whole section of the law wrt copyright and that's because laws and legal definitions regarding theft don't apply.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Legally, you shouldn't have||
Legally, you shouldn't have to. Its just that the cable companies found various ways around the legal requirements. Technically, you should be able to get a cable card and watch anything you are legally allowed to. But the cable companies hate that idea and instead apply additional encryption to prevent the cable card standard from being usable.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||STOP. Just STOP. It is not||
STOP. Just STOP.
It is not stealing. It really isn't legally defined as stealing. You can not *steal* IP. The whole reason the legal figment of IP was created is because it is not stealing to take it. Notice, that even in civil or criminal cases involving Intelectual Property, the legal charges don't contain anything about stealing.
It is violation of copyright law. It is not theft. It is not stealing. Both require the proper owner to be without property. Violation of copyright law does not remove any property from the owner. It merely creates an unlicensed copy. The orignial is still there.
I won't even get into how perverted and outright broken copyright law has become. But calling a violation of copyright law stealing or theft is flat out incorrect and shows only ignorance.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on what lines are||
Depends on what lines are already installed. If the lines going in can handle it, but the substation hookups can't then it isn't *that* terribly bad (though reconfiguring a substation is no small feat). But if the lines aren't sized to that load, then you have to run additional lines into the area which can get expensive, esp if the line have to be under ground.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||That's some pretty incredible||
That's some pretty incredible free recruiting from just the short segment.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||then you have read some very||
then you have read some very naive views of the merger. The real reason behind the merger is not leverage directly at the customer side where both companies already have either real or de facto monopolies, but in the back side where the combined entity would have even more market concentration over both the internet as a whole and content providers. This will allow the combined entity to stiffle or outright kill any competition such as netflix et al and to prevent any competition from sprouting up in the future. It will also allow comcast to outright kill any potential of an existing content provider adding an unbundled internet option in the future. These three things are certainly significant incentives for Comcast to complete the merger.
Its all about increasing their market power and concentration on the back end. And a significant enough amount of people can see that very clearly already. This merger will likely be opposed by a who's who of the internet along with various content providers (though likely covertly).
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Except that's not the market||
Except that's not the market strategy for a combined Comcast/TWC. The strategy is to keep control of content, which means keeping content tied to cable. They will use their market power to prevent the transition of TV from a subscription bundle model to an internet a la carte model.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||This is an entirely incorrect||
This is an entirely incorrect way to look at their market power. The market power of comcast/twc isn't in their EXISTING monopoly control of markets, but their increased bargaining power and control of the nation wide internet and content markets. The combined entity would have 1/3 or greater of the TV and internet content market under their control, allowing them to dictate terms to pretty much any other entity.
This would allow them for instance to lock in deals that no competitors would be able to get or simply and effectively block out competition like netflix from having access or effective access to customers. We won't even get into their market power over content providers like Disney/ABC/ESPN or HBO. The main hurdle to HBO having an online only option is companies like Comcast et al as an example.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Oh I remember that class,||
Oh I remember that class, also many years they not only gave out the answers, the exams were open book/open note. Myself and a couple other people actually had a contest for that class: Least number of class hours for an A. I think the average was something like 12 hours, including the exams, an no one got less than an A-.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||And ironically, that $3M||
And ironically, that $3M constitutes breach of contract by the ACC, likely allowing Maryland off the hook completely!
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Well there are a lot of||
Well there are a lot of issues with the ACC exit fee including the process to increase the fees not actually following ACC bylaws in two cases: notification and date of effect. Then there is the blatant violation of contract by the ACC of withholding revenue and denying Maryland their voting rights under the ACC bylaws. The withholding of revenue and removal of voting rights show real and valid breach of contract by the ACC which will likely cause any exit fee to be very hard to actually collect legally.
The ACC really backed themselves into a corner by their actions in violation of the contract. If the ACC had received proper legal advice they would have either maintained the letter of the ACC contract until formally notified by Maryland that they were leaving OR sent Maryland a formal request for their future status and requested negotiations for legalities and actions going forward. Anyone who has any inkling of contract law and business relationships knows that especially when two parties are on the outs, you follow the letter of all contracts to a T. The ACC did not do that in this case and it will likely come back to bite them.
This will be an example case going forward of what not to do as an organization when a member decides to join another organization. The ACC did just about everything wrong that they could do wrong.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||For more than half the runs I||
For more than half the runs I wasn't just calling out the run, I was able to call the the intended direction and holes. As an example, that set where they come out with a FB/TE tight stack on one side, shift them to the other, and then run away from the FB/TE. Consequently, NB seems to know that play as well as I did and oversold the weak side every time resulting in stuffing the play.
Every once in a blue moon the actual play was a misdirection, but it was rare and as a defense, once you saw the misdirection play, you could pretty much bank on the next 5-6 plays being completely straight forward. And that's part of the problem. The flow of the plays that Borges calls are completely predictable. When the announcers are on TV running down Borges tendancies and they are playing out on the field completely the same way, you have a problem.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||A better solution is to||
A better solution is to increase student ticket prices by 25-50% and then give the student ticket holders a credit if they are in the stadium 15m before kickoff.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'd take Larry putting in the||
I'd take Larry putting in the monorail he lobbied for while he was at school between central and north campus. He's could pay for it with pocket change now!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Don't worry, Buffalo will be||
Don't worry, Buffalo will be dumb enough not to run that every play.
|1 year 22 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.
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 29 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!
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Last act?.....||
|1 year 33 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!
|1 year 34 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.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||short answer, yes. Via||
short answer, yes. Via multicasting for distribution and distributed mem caching for functionality like replay, pause, rewind.