that is nice bonus change
|2 years 40 weeks ago||712||
|3 years 37 weeks ago||terrific reference! am a fan||
terrific reference! am a fan of hyperbole and a half +1!
|3 years 40 weeks ago||National opt-out day is||
National opt-out day is tomorrow the 24th. What a disaster getting home for Thanksgiving is going to be.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||This is a much better deal||
This is a much better deal than Benoit. To be fair, we definitely needed a good setup man, so we'll see how much of an overpayment that contract ends up being in an off-season where every new contract seems to be grossly overpaid. I'm *meh* on the deal as long as he stays healthy..
|3 years 40 weeks ago||There does seem to be||
There does seem to be an over-emphasis on charts/tables here at mgoblog. I hope I'm not the only person who gets annoyed when I see tables that are poorly formatted and serve to complicate the presentation of otherwise great discussion (example?). Graphics are a great way to break down the points in a meaningful and insightful manner -- on the other hand, assembling lots of rows of stuff with no particular focus is largely detrimental.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||524||
|3 years 41 weeks ago||would be great if they sold||
would be great if they sold white jerseys.. look way better than maize or blue ones.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Is there any place that sells||
Is there any place that sells the white soccer jerseys? I know the soccer website has replica maize and replica blue unis..
|3 years 42 weeks ago||442||
|3 years 42 weeks ago||You guys are a fickle||
You guys are a fickle bunch. In my opinion, Roy has a point about group-think and mob mentality. You're upset with him because he's being negative? Last week, some guy who is kind of important around here did the following:
.. and that's just from clicking through a few pages of posts. But you're right, there probably isn't any effect here on recruiting.
I'm positive that recruits don't know Roy (above), and as far as his/yours/my comments about Michigan in regards to affecting the "perception of the program" -- pissing in the ocean, as far as I'm concerned. Of course, some people have larger bladders than others. You want to talk larger Impact? Talking heads on the WWL or play-by-play analysts (who might be Michigan Men) talking about coaching changes, hot seats, and the like.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||392||
|3 years 43 weeks ago||lololol||
|3 years 43 weeks ago||For my part, I compare the||
Self-Link fail. I believe this should point to the lehman brothers post.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||492||
|3 years 47 weeks ago||How is that top line||
How is that top line looking? As smooth as I imagine it? I'm glad Hudler's off to a good start, hope he can keep it up.
:: scratch that, I see that Holmstrom got a misconduct.. ::
|3 years 47 weeks ago||gdamnit||
|3 years 47 weeks ago||This was my shirt for UCONN.||
|3 years 47 weeks ago||disagree on the sentiment||
I think this is a bad development for the Tigers and Wings, unless he has a few partners in on the purchase.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Hey, this is about 1000x||
Hey, this is about 1000x better than the (possibly pending?) Mercyhurst recap post. Ugh.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Thanks for the clarification.||
Thanks for the clarification. If only you'd explained this to me before I posted, I wouldn't have had to ask such a stupid question.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||At some point, when is depth||
At some point, when is depth going to stop being an excuse? We had depth, and they quit the team in the face of very significant playing time. How come none of that is put on the coaching staff?
|3 years 48 weeks ago||435||
|3 years 48 weeks ago||i recognize this from||
i recognize this from arrested development. classic!
|3 years 48 weeks ago||agreed||
The standard 100%-cotton (Gildan I think) blanks that UGP uses are not the best quality; good for maybe a few washes.
FYI -- though the "printed on" marker isn't present, the Brabbs shirt is printed on AA blanks.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||252||
|4 years 3 days ago||confirmed.||
South is the official alumni club location, as of last season. Previously, it was Hollywood Billiards (which I preferred); it still opens on Saturday mornings for quite a few UM fans. Pitcher House in Redondo is popular, too.
|4 years 1 week ago||Is that the official logo of||
Is that the official logo of mgoblog at the bottom? Not sure how I feel about it.
|4 years 1 week ago||Guess I'm off base here. Why||
Guess I'm off base here. Why buy a MBP without it though? Cost is already high enough ...
|4 years 1 week ago||To BlockM's point, any||
To BlockM's point, any macbook you buy will come with a SSD. Pricing is about $2/gb for the latest generation drives.
You could buy a spec-comparable laptop (core i5, 4gb ddr3, etc), buy a separate 2.5" SSD, and be out the door for $700. Then, if you're really worried about boot times, you can go the hackintosh and install snow leopard. Boot time of windows 7 with SSD should be sub-5sec. There are limitations with SSD drives which you should research (you need to run a cleanup util every other month or so), but it is realistically going to be the largest factor in your boot time differences.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||If you want designs on||
If you want designs on high-quality blanks, look into redbubble for your design needs. None of this gildan crap.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Woodford Reserve +1||
Makes flying delta cross-country less of a pain.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||thumbs down||
Some of these are terrible. Would consider Impaler and J8nas, though.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||A BME undergrad degree is||
A BME undergrad degree is poorly suited for any sort of specialization -- i.e. tissue engineering. You will have spend no more than 16-24 hours your entire 4 years learning about tissue engineering from the basic curriculum. BME is essentially pre-med alternative classes (heavier math focus) and some extra engineering general courses. If you're confident you want to pursue tissue engineering as a career, BME isn't necessarily a terrible choice, as you'll be in school until you get your PhD, at which point your undergraduate degree doesn't really matter.
Pro-tip: join UROP or volunteer to do research in a cell signalling / tissue engineering lab. The closest you'll find is probably in Takayama's lab (for BME), which probably isn't what you're looking for when you say "tissue engineering" (generally speaking, his research focuses on devices that allow for controlled cell differentiation / verification of that process, and not the actual cells themselves). There is much more tissue-related research being conducted outside of the BME department (i.e. by hospital professors), or more typically, with only cursory BME involvement. Also suggest looking at CMB or MCDB (not sure which is the graduate degree).
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Skip 115||
MGoChairman might be right that Math 116 is the most failed -- in my day the AP credit allowed you to skip both 100-level courses; however, I do remember people talking about test averages in 116 somewhere in the mid-30s. I can't quite conceptualize a passing grade meaning that you know a third of the material. I think the failure rate is mostly due to the fact that 115/116 are weeder classes (as are the preliminary science classes -- orgo, physics) for any field that requires an aptitude in math. 13 credits is quite low so I expect you'll be fine. Worst case, abuse office hours.
On a semi-related note, you should SERIOUSLY consider a different path for your major. I have a graduate degree from the BME department, so please trust me on this. If you really want an engineering career in the biomedical field, avoid the undergraduate program (it's probably a nice boost if you're planning on the med school route). You'll get a lot of breadth but no depth as an undergrad, and it severely limits your qualifications for a relevant job post-graduation. From the corporate standpoint, why hire a BME "who concentrated on biomechanics" when you could hire a mechanical engineer?
|4 years 9 weeks ago||.. and the best part of the tailgate?||
Franklin cider mill donuts + cider. At least, non-alcoholic best part.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure he was saying||
I'm pretty sure he was saying "It popped." I actually looked in the mirror to see if that made sense. Think it's elbow related, could be TJ surgery :(
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Garbage which never should||
Garbage which never should have been published. Posthumous publication certainly gets you a leg up on the awards though.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||He's a good coach, but you've||
He's a good coach, but you've just described the world's greatest baby-sitter. All that zen bullshit didn't really work in 2004, am I right? Coaching is about being able to get a team to make adjustments. He's almost never had to do it, and when he has, track record is sub-par.
FWIW, Gasol was playing at very close to the same level last year (all star alternate selection) -- I don't know where you came up with that statistic. He's one of the top C / PF in the league; my top choice C in fantasy -- that picks in the money as long as he doesn't get hurt. Seriously, though.. how stupid is Memphis?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Short answer: avoid both.||
Short answer: avoid both. At 115k miles, you shouldn't pay much more than trade in.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||and I thought this was going||
and I thought this was going to be a sweet diary with RISK-type maps of conference expansion. WORLD DOMINATION
edit: Oops, repost
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Way bigger issue: legislation||
Way bigger issue: legislation put forth by Michigan's Bruce Patterson.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I received 2 of the phones||
I received 2 of the phones from Google at I/O this year. One is being played with for work; I've sold the other online. The phone is a nice one, though battery life is terrible. Android 2.2 is a huge improvement over previous versions.
S has been a good short-term investment -- purchased shares in mid-May @3.50, waiting for a pop to 5.50 (half my position already sold at $5 last week, covering my investment).
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Honda's had some very||
Honda's had some very disappointing numbers come out very recently. Just FYI.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Buick is a big player in||
Buick is a big player in China, which has been the major market of growth for GM for the last decade or so. Think of it as you would Lexus here state-side. Pontiac definitely was getting rave reviews in terms of the performance/gear-heads (G8, etc), but they had trouble translating that into volume sales. Buick has made significant strides in recent years (Enclave, Excelle, new Regal), along with some "performance"-tuned variants. FWIW, most of these models are imported / rebadged Opels from Germany, and are very competitive with other low-tier luxury brands.
No one should be surprised by the end of Mercury; rumors have circulated ever since GM/Chrysler entered bankruptcy. Poor quality products, lack of market share, and customer overlap within Ford (Lincoln and in part Volvo).
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Don't discuss this in your||
Don't discuss this in your interview; it would be a huge mistake. That is, unless he asks a soft-ball question like "how soon would you be available to start?" Even then, the point is to tell the interviewing manager:
Typically, there are hiring regulations for how long a job posting must remain open to the public (maybe it's different in FL). In all likelihood the company already has a timeline for when they expect to bring someone in (unless this is a temp position) -- you revealing that you desperately want to change jobs and your eagerness to relocate right away are probably not selling points here. Above all, don't burn the boats with your current employer (this is not M basketball) -- you never know if there might be another HR issue.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Not to stir the pot||
He's a good but severely overrated coach, having come into situations with ridiculous amounts of talent. That being said, he was able to bring that extra push to convert a shaq/kobe team from being contenders to favorites and champions right away. More a commentary on who he replaced (Harris/Rambis). God I hate living in LA sometimes.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||that extended nike / geico||
that extended nike / geico commercial was sick
|4 years 14 weeks ago||The amount of money they do||
The amount of money they do have is quite large, but that is driven by private investment which indicates that the big guns think this type of work will be the next big play for energy. Is it wasteful? Possibly. Definitely not useless.
I'd suggest that the you probably need to adjust your expected timeline for how long it should take to develop an industrial process for fuel harvesting based on carbon dioxide reclamation using algae.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Synthetic Biology||
... was one of the more interesting seminar courses I took at Michigan (ChemE 4/696). I wasn't a ChemE so I don't think there are necessarily any class prerequisites. It's run by two professors (I only remember the one guy Woolf), and the intent of the class was to support the synthetic biology team in projects for IGEM.
Don't know if this is still going on, but quick google-stalk reveals: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/synthetic.bio/home
Very cool stuff.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||homeboy probably doesn't want||
homeboy probably doesn't want to allocate a portion of his pot procurement fund towards sales tax
|4 years 17 weeks ago||anyone make a killing today?||
Old thread, but was wondering if anyone made any plays during the 10% blip today.
I bought into VXX on Monday and that position was sold today after my set 30% limit was reached. Imagine that! I know I should be real happy about it, but I'm a little upset as I could have made a killing if I had timed that crazy period around 12PST. Not great timing, but I'm still up a bunch and now trying to figure out what's next -- will probably wait it out until Monday.
On the other hand, during the whoe fiasco I tried to get on Schwab but the online brokerage was totally for shit the whole time. Missed out on making some ridiculous buys (though supposedly a lot of those orders may end up being cancelled). Wonder what's going to happen tomorrow! Crazy!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Euro's due for a rally||
Euro's due for a rally
|4 years 22 weeks ago||The biggest difference I have||
Couldn't agree more; huge disconnect between imagined and actual scope of SG responsibilities in general.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||can't start a new thread, but||
can't start a new thread, but kevin porter traded to the avs. boo.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Golden.||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Oh, I'm sorry. I thought||
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought this was a blog about UofM sports. I'll look forward to the next rant on how biased and unfair the Freep's reporting is. In particular, I hope there are more personal attacks against individuals (journalists / editors), especially those that (for the last year or so) I already know are terrible at their jobs.
You're absolutely correct, McEnroe is the voice of reason.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Not their intent, I'm sure, but...||
Moe Greene and gordie bell are right on the money.
Now that you've made your point many times over (easier: 7 pages of free press jihad), let's move on. We get it; you think the free press is terrible. It's not like they have exclusive rights to shoddy journalism.
As someone who is no longer in the area, I couldn't care less about some mediocre metropolitan newspaper (except when Drew Sharp is on ESPN). I'd rather see something like... UFR for the ohio state game.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Best response in this thread.||
Best response in this thread.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||... in his defense, 25th hour||
... in his defense, 25th hour is a very good film. You're right that his position on the first two Godfather films is indefensible. Even by today's standards, Godfather 3 is a quality film.
That being said, it's not my favorite trilogy. "Infernal Affairs" is my favorite; the Godfather might even be tied with "Back to the Future."
|4 years 28 weeks ago||More concerning are the cap||
More concerning are the cap concerns and how the wings will manage to get Lilja back on the roster. Brad May waived. What else? Rumors have mentioned Maltby, Eaves.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||OT: Brendan Burke died in a||
OT: Brendan Burke died in a car accident last Friday, per USCHO.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Scissor me! The show||
Scissor me! The show certainly hasn't been great this season. I'm just waiting for South Park to come back.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I happened to graduate the||
I happened to graduate the semester earlier and was pissed to have my internship start before spring commencement. I was stuck with Dave Bing, who was terrible. Really bad.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||yuck. touchdowns.||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||No Joke||
VLSI (427) is the reason EECS CAEN Labs and the upper level Dude smell the way they do.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I saw the episode. Yeah, she||
I saw the episode. Yeah, she came on strong by answering the children's books column. Was in third the whole episode (definitely was not in control) until she answered final jeopardy to get into second place.
There was at least one instance where she flipped out on the buzzer after the washu guy, but didn't go for it when he got the question wrong. Good acting.
Not hopeful about Michigan's chances. /Reality
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Best response in the thread||
.. albeit a little negative. C+?
Sub-par team performance in previous seasons certainly makes me less disappointed with the results, but it doesn't suddenly make this class a great one.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||not that excited.||
Sounds like it'll be an iPhone/iPod Touch on steroids (hopefully, with better battery life). The key is to set the bar in my mind quite low so that I'll be happy with whatever does come out.
However, what about the rumored new iPhone OS? background apps? yes?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||April 15th is not technically||
April 15th is not technically a deadline for admission decisions, per the EECS FAQ.
However, if you haven't heard back by then, you should probably expect to do something else.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||For EECS students (as is the||
For EECS students (as is the case here), it has historically been CUGS not SGUS (the program awards concurrent and not sequential degrees). If you've already graduated, CUGS is not an option, as you would've needed to start taking applicable grad classes your senior year.
To BlockM, EECS grad admissions are rolling, though they do tend to look at PhD applicants first. Speed it up by convincing a faculty member agree to be your adviser early on. If you have that, you're pretty much guaranteed a spot.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I should also point out that||
Though you mention it (quoted), I think a normal distribution is a huge distortion. That is, unless you're assuming 100% of high school football players intend to play in college, on scholarship. You should revise this to have a double peak with a very large spike at talent level "0."
Following your analogy on the LSAT, you could assume that all college graduates are in the pool for being accepted to law school. For 2006: 48,171 LSAT takers with 1,485,242 total college grads -- about 3% of college graduates took the test. If your sensitivity is to the full range, it's obvious you wouldn't be able to differentiate between those at the top 3% (assume -- probably incorrectly -- that they're at or near the top). If you look at just the top 3% (pool of students getting 2-5 stars) there are absolutely going to be differences between the best and the worst.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Arguing about unknowns is fine, but stick to the facts.||
I'd argue that the terminology "much poorer" is misleading. Poor is poor is poor. Additionally, Ghana is only 2828 sq. mi. smaller in area than Guinea.
A better reference would have been to consult Foreign Policy's Failed States index (published yearly), in which we see that Guinea (#9, "on alert") is in a much more precarious state than Ghana (#124, "warning").
|4 years 33 weeks ago||From what I remember, the||
From what I remember, the intramural field is just a little bigger than Marshall field right next to it. Don't think that would be large enough.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||NCAA "Rejects" Request?||
For clarification, can anyone explain the process here? I was under the assumption that the sanction process does not include a step where the school under investigation is allowed to go to the NCAA and say "if we do this right now, will that be enough?"
For example, isn't that what's happening with the basketball program? USC removes itself from the tourney and takes away scholarships for a year, but the investigation is still ongoing. The NCAA will later decide whether the pre-existing sanction was enough, or additional punishment should be meted out. At least, isn't that what happened here in the 90s?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||mgoblue radio stream||
I live in PST, so I couldn't watch it (at work). Instead, I used the live audio feed from mgoblue. Actually, I now prefer listening over watching the games. Announcers aren't actually very good, so it might just be the fact that whenever I have listened we have won. Also like that they're fans and will occasionally grunt out a "GET IN, YES!" as shots are in the air.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||New shirts? hmm||
Unfortunate the hockey chant t-shirt was basically stolen from a different vendor (let's call it "Ann Arbor T-shirt company). I know t-shirt vendors don't really have a code of honor (i.e. t-shirt cart guy on south u and state), but it's a bit disappointing to see.
Glad to see at least select prints on AA tshirts.. definitely prefer their quality. Here's hoping "bow down little brother" is next.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Agreed. Wilcox sucks,||
Agreed. Wilcox sucks, though. Dumars does tend to take risks on those front court "projects"
|4 years 38 weeks ago||There's already been plenty||
There's already been plenty of intervention by the state and federal govt. If the goal is to simply "level the playing field," the recent education tax redistribution effort actually did the job. Unfortunately, by leveling, I mean taking the best and making them worse, not the other way around.
NCLB is/was a disaster. It's one of those perfect examples of why compassionate conservatism has nothing to do with being conservative.
If you really want results, take the money you're currently throwing away (i.e. that holdover cash set aside for DPS board members to throw parties in vegas) and incentivize everyone involved -- teachers, students, parents. Of course, the teachers' unions would never agree to that.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Fire-sale alert||
Supposedly, we'll hear whether or not the blockbuster arizona/nyy/detroit blockbuster involving E Jackson and Granderson is going to happen in the next hour or so.
Schereth, Scherzer, A Jackson, and Coke/Dunn/maybe both?
We drop edwin's expensive contract (unless he didn't hit his ceiling last year?) but give up a super affordable bat and my personal favorite guy on the team.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I'm confused. Are turnovers||
I'm confused. Are turnovers "random" events based on good execution by the opposition, or are they a result of inexperience? I think these two arguments point in different directions.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I'd much rather see an image||
I'd much rather see an image of that than more kittens. It's a well established fact that cats suck, and if you think about it, kittens are basically, like, mini-cats.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||On #5||
It'll be awhile still (maybe), but I'm not convinced Rich Rod did an adequate job in defensive recruiting with his first full class. Even the current class is stacked towards the offense (recent recruiting notwithstanding). Misopogon might have mentioned it (or any one of the graph-loaded diary entries that came out recently), but Rich isn't necessarily blameless here.
In two years (maybe even next year), if we still have walk ons starting will it then be his fault?
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I think the term sacrificial||
I think the term sacrificial lamb is a bit generous, especially if he's the culprit. Maybe he'll resign; there was talk in the off season that he wanted to move back home.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Speaking of Harbaugh, what a||
Speaking of Harbaugh, what a huge dick.
First he goes for two when they've already put up 48-21 with 6 minutes left. When the game is over the cameras were on him and they catch him saying something along the lines of: "look at 'em running into the end zone, look at 'em.."
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Also||
missing DSU, PSU.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||except for the fumbles||
.. or if the elbow's already down.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||american apparel||
See in the FAQ that UG has men's and women's american apparel available for "high end" shirts. Don't see that option when ordering -- all seem to be the Gildan "Basic 100% Preshrunk Cotton Mens' T-Shirt."
Any ETA on having the images available on AA tshirts?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||:)||
and I thought Pam Ward jokes would eventually get old...
|4 years 45 weeks ago||very interesting||
Semi-related, do you think DSR is a good candidate in simple horizontal spark-line presentations?
There probably needs to be more negative modifiers to show bigger swings (i.e. DSR-w/BR_normalization), especially if the goal is to differentiate between several QBs over the course of a season.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Why should a professor -- who||
Why should a professor -- who could be doing meaningful research and bringing in millions more in grant money -- waste time lecturing? It seems to be a horrible waste of time when a lecturer (or post-docs, etc) could be doing the same (in some cases, a better job).
At least in engineering, professors are hired for research and a bit of teaching; lecturers are hired to teach exclusively. Students, in general, have all the opportunities in the world to work directly with professors, whether by UROP or independent study / research. I agree with a previous poster -- (paraphrased) professors are better suited toward teaching smaller classes and specific topics/concentrations. Let "intro to ____" be taught by someone else.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||above is true. They didn't||
above is true. They didn't receive accreditation until like 2006 or something. Undergrad biomedical engineering is a joke, as will be the case at all schools. We typically look to hire electrical, mechanical, or materials science/chemical engineers before looking at BS-BMEs. Multi-disciplinary fields in general typically require at the minimum a grad-level understanding of the subject.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||opening weekend||
Place was packed week 1. Not good if you didn't show up early. Hollywood Billiards is supposedly still hosting M fans on Saturdays.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||East Coast||
Personally, I like the idea of going into the ACC / Big East footprint. Winnable games, but not totally lopsided games that get the attention of recruits on the East coast.
I'd also love to see them come to the rose bowl to play UCLA, as I am in the area.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Inverse Wave||
Unrelated, but someone should totally try to execute this (if/when appropriate). Everyone keeps their hands in the air until the inverse wave hits their section. Would be awesome, maybe whenever TCF/bank-of-the-week hands out those damn pompom things.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||very rarely will this happen..||
To me it didn't seem like he had the necessary height or ups last year though.
:edit: doesn't excuse a lack of a simple googlesearch. apologies, mgocommunity.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||buried on the bench...||
not so much.
I'm still pulling for Stonum to win out -- drops and lack of height are a concern, but he's got to *eventually* come around, right? Hopefully trouble with the law wont be repeated. That issue might also be a reason for him receiving less playing time (I hope that's the reason, at least).
As far as becoming a perpetual bench-warmer, I doubt it would come at the hands (ha!) of Jackson, who's more of a possession / TE guy, right? I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Miller beat him out in 2 years, though.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||first post||
first post BOOM