to play football, not to play trumpet
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|3 years 2 days ago||Overtime D||
If you'd told me at the start of overtime that Michigan would score only one field goal for the rest of the game, I'm not sure I could've watched. Credit Michigan for finding that extra gear in OT and clamping down on OSU. Go Blue!
|5 years 16 weeks ago||It is how you play the game||
I think a big part of the negative reaction is how we lost. If it had been a close game, where we traded scores with Iowa the whole game and lost by a nose at the end... we all walk away feeling relatively okay. But when your opponent scores 4 straight TDs and you find yourself down 28-7 starting the 4th quarter... well you spend a lot of time yelling at your TV and popping Maalox.
Nonetheless, I like the fight I saw in the 4th quarter. Go Blue!
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Big 10 (base n)||
Right now it's:
Add another team? No problem:
All Your Base Are Belong to UM.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||Hybrids||
Toyota made and popularized the world's first practical, high-volume hybrid vehicle. While the Prius probably doesn't fulfill your fun quotient, we need these kind of advances.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||"...but he grew impatient||
"...but he grew impatient with the whole "teaching" aspect of teaching."
That's a funny line. I'll have to borrow that sometime.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||That's just how he walked||
I seem to recall that's how he normally walked. Also had a prominent brow ridge. Thanks to his class, we deduced he was a direct descendant of Homo Ergaster.
I remember that the grade for Intro to Bio Anthro was based largely on the final. We all memorized table after table of what artifacts had been found in which beds of various archaeological site. We could identify famous skull fragments by site. In the 90 minute test-prep-session, we peppered Wolpoff with more detailed questions, after which he proudly announced that no one had guessed a single test question.
At the final, the weirdest thing happened. As each student received his exam, there was a moment of shock, followed by nervous laughter. It moved like a slow wave as the exams made their way to the rear of the classroom.
The test, in its entirety:
- What is a primate?
Oh, we get it now. You provided the details. We were supposed to have connected the dots. Crap.
It was brilliant. And painful.
|6 years 7 hours ago||Michael Welman||
Michael Wellman. Artificial Intelligence. Nobody could understand his assignments. Not even the TAs. A classmate and I went to one of his office hours and asked him to clarify the assignment. He was no help whatsoever, insinuating that we were trying to get the answer out of him, and saying that he doesn't just hand out good grades. I pleaded with him, saying that I didn't care about the grade (which was true - I already had my job lined up), but that I just wanted to learn something. He wouldn't budge. I still can't forget that smug look on his face. My classmate had to calm me down afterward. (I later married her).
He also taught an Advanced AI course, which mainly consisted of getting all of the students working on his pet project (AuctionBot). In the end, it failed miserably. Everyone hated it.