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|2 days 3 hours ago||I'll second the USPTO....a||
I'll second the USPTO....a bit different being a patent examiner in that you will use your technical expertise to evaluate patent applications. I did this some time ago when I received my Chem E. degree. The USPTO has had programs where they will pay for law school and DC has several excellent law schools with evening programs. Took me four years and had a great career.
Good luck in your search.
|5 days 3 hours ago||As you noted, jobs are the||
As you noted, jobs are the key. Detroit may be the crown jewel of midwestern rust belt cities in terms of how far the city has fallen, but what has happened in Detroit parallels Cleveland, Cincinnati and dozens of other cities throughout the midwest, New England, etc.. Much manufacturing is being done offshore and getting it back seems more like wishful thinking than economic reality.
In the short term, consolidation seems like a better appoach so that infrastructure support is less expensive. Then there is the issue of Detroit's eroding tax base. I'll keep my fingers crossed but don't feel terribly exuberant about the city's chances of an easy or quick turnaround.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Screw ND....they are a good||
Screw ND....they are a good academic school to be sure, but they are not the type of university that fits the B1G footprint for research. I believe the manner in which Brandon received notice was done with malice.
I also believe that ND should NOT play in BCS or NC games until they join a conference with playoffs and require them to run the same gauntlet as everyone else of consequence. To do otherwise is absurd.
|6 days 6 hours ago||We just had our first||
We just had our first grandchild...I understand fully what DB feels. I am personally delighted that things turned out so well for his granddaughter.
Mott and all of the other Childrens' hospitals nationwide do great things for the little people we love, and these institutions deserve our unending support.
FWIW, my grandson's first piece of clothing on this earth was a little Michigan hat with Go Blue written all over it.
|1 week 2 days ago||You are spot on||
You are spot on DH16....plasmas are the way to go for the reasons you noted, and Panasonic, for my money makes the best plasma panels around. I have two 60 inch Pioneer Elite 141FD's, which I bought about three years ago...still considered the best plasma set made due to its black level, and a couple of Panasonics, which are good.
There is at least one LCD display that is excellent, that being the Sharp Elite, the "Elite" name being bought from Pioneer if I remember correctly. The Sharp has a very good LED light source, but the sets cost a small fortune.
3D is an option built in to many sets and it is up to you if you choose to use it. I personally don't like it, nor do I like most 3D movies I see at the theater. It still seems gimmicky and a way for movies to make more money from the glass rental charge many theaters add to their ticket prices.
Panasonic makes some very nice 65" displays. I would suggest you go to AVS forum at
and do some reading on both plasma and LCD displays. Spend an afternoon reading about the differences and you will be much more educated about your buying choice.
Ultimately, both formats will be replaced by OLED's, which are starting to be available in large size sets, but the prices are incredibly high and outset the range most buyers can afford.
|1 week 3 days ago||The green egg can be used as||
The green egg can be used as a smoker and for just plain barbecuing...I have had one for over 20 years. Best investment for the backyard out there. With a pizza stone, you can make pizzas at 700 degrees...versatility is unreal - try that with shying else.
|1 week 5 days ago||It hits the nail on the head||
It hits the nail on the head when you talk about the differences in the way the sexes communicate.
|1 week 6 days ago||Revenue sharing continues, at||
Revenue sharing continues, at least in part, but with large bonuses paid to schools with certain in-conference records, BCS games, NC, etc.
Maybe I am crazy, but why is it OK for schools like Michigan and Ohio to spend what we spend on facilities' upgrades, coaches, etc. and still get the same disbribution of revenue? I know, it helps with academic admissions, but from what I can tell, that isn't exactly a problem.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||One question I have, which I||
One question I have, which I constantly hear about from an SEC friend, is whether regional differences in players are taken into account. His contention is that a four * from the state of Florida may well be a superior player to a four * from the Midwest, due to year round emphasis on football and weather which allows for same to occur.
This is not the first time this subject has been broached on Mgoblog, and I am not sure to what extent such a contention would be valid, but all things being equal, it seems plausible that the theory of regional variances might have some degree of validity. When looking at averages, a tenth of a point here or there, when summed, starts to become statistically significant, particularly when oversigning enters the equation.
I'd be interested in hearing some thoughts from other members on this topic.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||And this occurred not long||
And this occurred not long after Harold, Jr., who formerly made and had an Ohio degree in sweater vests, had been retrained to make bow ties.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Since the advent of the new||
Since the advent of the new scoreboards and the micing of the band, no parts of the stadium are quiet. Crowd noise in a big game can get pretty loud. I was thinking that perhaps sitting higher up might be better, but that is only speculation.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Tremendous use of the BIG's||
Tremendous use of the BIG's resources.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brian, your conclusions are||
Brian, your conclusions are not surprising based on recruiting outcomes on national signing day over the last few years. The SEC, as a conference, has better coaching, better facilities, better recruiting and better results. With revenue sharing, where is the pressure on the lower half of the B1G to get the coaches and build new facilities?
Delaney, say what you will about him, has positioned the B1G well financially, but at some point, if we only have a handfull of solid teams,even with us and Ohio having great talent, the revenue streams we have enjoyed as a conference over the last few years may start shrinking. People lose interest in lousy teams.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I thought the same||
I thought the same thing...all the OOC teams are way out west. Coming from the east coast, or Ann Arbor for that matter, it is a haul to travel to any of the OOC games not in A2.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Whether we ever play a game||
Whether we ever play a game there or not, I and my family won't attend. I have been to several bowl games over the years and part of the attraction is going someplace warm over the holidays. Now if I lived in the NYC/NJ area going to a game that time of year might be acceptable, similar to an NFL game, but compared to Cali on New Year's Day, no way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Eveyrhting you ever wanted to||
Eveyrhting you ever wanted to know about a torn labrum and surgery to repair same is here:
One of my sons had labrum surgery at U of M a couple of years ago from a hockey injury. Not a lot of fun.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Rumor has it that when||
Rumor has it that when someone yells, "bring home the bacon", Dr. Hamlet's 40 time has been known to drop sharply.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Why would you get downvotes||
Why would you get downvotes for posting this information?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You hit the nail on the head.||
You hit the nail on the head. No one was holding a gun to the head of Penn State to make an agreement with the NCAA. If they didn't like the penalties they could have fought the NCAA and received four years with the program shut down or whatever the NCAA found to be appropriate after their investigation. PSU and the NCAA agreed to a contract which bound both parties. I have yet to see that the person representing Penn State lacked authority in the matter..
There was a lengthy ESPN piece on the various negotiation process which took place over an extended period of time.
The more crap like this tha goes down, the more likely that O'Brien will start looking for another job after the 2013 season.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good for him. He always||
Good for him. He always seemed like a decent guy. Heaven knows, there are enough people at MSU we can talk about in a derogatory light, but I never assumed Cousins to be one of them.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||To those who have served,||
To those who have served, past and present, thank you for your service.
I saw several older veterans this morning wearing hats that identify the war in which they served. I thanked each and every one of them. To a man, they thanked me for recognizing their sacrifice, and it doesn't have to be only Memorial Day that we show them our gratitude.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||For the last few years, my||
For the last few years, my take is that they would have been a middle of the pack B1G team and not a bottom dweller. They barely lost to a good Louisville team which went on to beat Florida in a bowl.
Academically, they rank higher than Minnesota, MSU, Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska.
Do I wish Delaney had found someone else? Yes, but let's be fair in our opinions. The school is not terrible academically nor in football.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Having been to Indy for 9 F1||
Having been to Indy for 9 F1 races and half a dozen 500's, that was as wild a finish as I remember. I still can't believe that the guy who won managed to catch the cars at the front. Must have had some good drafting.
Best day of the year tor auto racing tomorrow. F1 race from Monaco, Indy 500 and then Nascar in the evening.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Good win… Michigan women go||
Good win… Michigan women go on to Oklahoma City.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||One of my sons picked up two||
One of my sons picked up two U of M degrees.....Obama and Larry Page were the speakers. Politically, you can't do better than a sitting president and rumor has it that Larry Page didn't do too badly in the business world.
The Obama thing was a pain...had to get there early for security, and then you had to wait for his highness to fly out of there after a few thousand hand shakes.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||The hardest part of||
The hardest part of navigating London is making sure you look to the right when crossing the street.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||I'll wait until the report||
I'll wait until the report comes out to pass judgement, but I simply don't understand the conduct of the PSU board of trustees who continue to govern the school wearing blinders and run a a major public university without the transparency of FOIA requirements, although that may soon change.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Good for Alabama and Saban.||
Good for Alabama and Saban. Michigan is/was in a very differnt place in terms of its pool of students and academics. There is no shortage of OOS students looking for admission to Michigan, even with OOS tuition at about the highest level of any public U.
In terms of value of the program, Michigan is #2 per Forbes, second only to Texas.
Regardless, winning programs definitely help. I would bet that our Final Four appearance helps in significant ways to enahnce the brand as do 11-2/BCS football seasons.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Dropping the Michigan game||
Dropping the Michigan game only makes sense if you are afraid of losing. It is a huge game with "game of the week" coverage, more so now that it has become a night game. "Chicken" is the correct word.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I believe I still have most||
I believe I still have most of them on my DirecTV DVR....not sure how I would upload and record the games onto another device..