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- Trans-America; 2-6 players (better with at least 4) Super fast, super simple game that's almost surprisingly fun. You can set it up, teach someone to play, and play it in about 20 minutes. It's the game we play while deciding what we're going to play.
- Belfort: 2-5 players (better with at least 3) A great combination of worker placement / building / area dominance with a fun theme. Think "Lords of Waterdeep" meets "El Grande" meets Civilization (the computer game)
- Ghost Stories: An excellent coop game. 1-4 players (but it's harder with 4). Also a fun theme and hugely customizable regarding difficulty.
|6 days 37 min ago||Brian.||
That offense. Are you related to Matt Millen?
|1 week 2 days ago||Also needs to be said:||
Don't EVER stand under a supported load. Once something is being pulled up NOBODY is allowed to be under it.
|1 week 2 days ago||^This.||
The genius is in the simplicity!
|1 week 2 days ago||Chromoly is good stuff||
But you're talking pretty long columns here. Buckling is not normally something someone in racing is worried about. It IS something you need to worry about.
I'm 25 years removed from my mechanical engineering days, so hopefully the structural engineer who chimed in above will do so again.
You know those private antenna towers that have 3 main 'pipes' in a triangle, connected to each other every foot or so? Think in those terms.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm a regular there.||
...and can confirm Eye of the Tiger. It's a lot less anti-Michigan now. Also, they have about 17 writers, and only one of them is the hugely anti-Michigan OSU guy. He's one of their more active writers but I can tolerate him because I think he's pretty funny.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Woodson, and it's not close||
Woodson picked off a pass the QB was intentionally throwing out of bounds! Everything about the play had to be perfect, from the timing of the leap, to the ability to leap that high, to the one-handed catch, to the body control to get a foot inbounds. He did it before the crazy sticky gloves were availble. He did it on the road, at a rival.
JD badly mistimed his jump. It was athletic as hell to catch it anyway, but you don't get extra credit for screwing up the first part. Plus he actually hurt his team (slightly) by catching it instead of batting it down.
JD's play was amazing to see, but in my opinion it's not even in the same league as Woodson's pick.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I was on a westbound American Airlines 757||
...just like two of the planes hijacked.
Was headed to San Jose from Austin (like every Monday morning), trying to get a little sleep on the plane. I noticed we started to descend, and then noticed it was way to early to do that.
The pilot announced he had been "directed by American Airlines central command to land in Albuquerque." We were running light (maybe half full) so most of us just assumed we were going to load up and let AA cancel a flight.
Once we landed we all just sat there until the pilot announced we would be deplaning, and everyone should take the personal possessions. At this point it felt very weird. A few minutes later (while we were deplaning) they announced they had received permission to tell us that "a hijacked plane has been flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has been bombed."
It was sureal. It was so out-of-left-field that no one really believed it. I got off the plane and looked at a TV in the concourse just in time to see the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower.
My PM and I rented a car and drove 12hrs back to Austin. Hertz didn't charge us for the rental. I think they rented nearly their entire fleet to people for one-way trips home and didn't charge anyone.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Exceptional work, Brian.||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This. This all day.||
Don't listen to the hating hipsters Brian and co. I love this feature for exactly the reasons you want me to. Speaking with all the arrogance Michigan Engineering school taught me: I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO MATTERS!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Henne had an NFL-level arm when he was 17.||
Speight will never be Henne 2.0. He might be Rudock 2.0. Frankly I'd like that even better.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||My nephew had the perfect call on him.||
"the most un-clutch QB in Michigan history"
I do appreciate his 2008 citrus bowl, though.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Sad Agreement||
Urban Meyer has lost exactly one regular season B1G game in 4 years at OSU. One.
Maybe this is the year they go 6-3 in conference, but I really REALLY doubt it.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think anyone is saying he "can't" be on that level.||
We're saying it's unlikely. The vast majority of true freshman OL starters in P5 conferences are average-at-best that year.
They may become great linemen, but it's vanishingly rare for an 18yr old player to be ready both physically and mentally to play tackle in the B1G at a high level.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is fantastic||
Thank you so much!
EDIT: No problem pulling it off google drive. Thanks again!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is beautifully done.||
Can you share designs from Lego Designer? Would you share/sell this one?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Love this, Seth.||
I always read the technical articles here but too often they start to go over my head and then my eyes start to glaze over.
Articles like this provide the building blocks for understanding your larger, more in-depth posts.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I've never had any idea what a "pin and pull" was.||
Thank you, both of you.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Precisely this||
I love football in part because it's so much more complex than people think it is. This is my favorite thing about mgoblog.
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||How to know you follow football maybe a little to closely:||
I read the thread title and asked myself why there's a seperate trade deadline for middle linebackers. Took a few seconds to get it.
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||^This!||
Raekwon McMillian would be a huge upgrade at his position.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||You're all a bunch of damned children||
The entire latter half of "The Quiet Man"
|13 weeks 1 day ago||One thing Harrison Ford was never given enough credit for.||
He got beat up better than any actor ever. (Bladerunner is a stellar example)
|13 weeks 3 days ago||EBay is an excellent source for golf clubs.||
Get game-improvement irons, not more than 5 years old (newer if cost effective). Club technology is constantly changing. Modern clubs are easier to hit and they hit farther.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Another way to ease the mind||
Don't bring a scorecard. Seriously. Anytime you start getting frustrated just throw away the scorecard and play for pure fun. You might be surprised what a difference it makes.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Around here||
that's known as "swing lube"
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||Why the hell does this have 9 negs?||
WD is saying that being excited about more than one player is a good thing. There's 9 of you who disagree with this?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Sure am||
'89-'90 was my freshman year. I didn't really notice him until a friend pointed out how good he was. Then I saw it once I really started paying attention.
He wasn't that big and he wasn't flashy at all. He was just a great football player.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Just got "Firefly, the game" as a gift a few days ago||
I generally expect games based on TV series or movies to suck out loud, but I really like it. It's not hard-core strategy but it's very fun. If you're a fan of the show it's even more fun.
Other favorites include Power Grid, virtually any 18xx game (but particularly 1817), Starfarers of Cataan, Dominion, Pandemic, Le Havre (but only as a 2 player game), Lords of Waterdeep.
A shoutout to a few that I haven't seen on this list:
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I can second '7 Wonders'||
It's a very rare game in that it plays up to 7. I think it's very good with anywhere from 4-7 players.
It has a bit of a learning curve for most people, but after that it's a pretty quick play (and isn't longer with more players)
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Great Britain is an island.||
I suspect it'll still be there.