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- Having a degree typically doesn't matter unless you plan on going "C" level
- Having a degree from a prestigious campus doesn't mean s*** if you can't pass my basic technical interview questions
- As long as the school is accredited, you get out of your education what you put into it
- Good teachers, just like good managers, matter
- Save all records of harassment
- Get a professional troll hunter
- Be prepared to spend money
- Be prepared to cross ethical boundaries, most trolls are sociopaths of varying degrees and will absolutely play this out to the worst possible outcome. I will say it again, you will have to destroy them.
- Pray they aren't overseas
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
Good Point. The FP school thing usually takes care of itself as I have yet to have *one* person who made it to the in person interview process with a degree from a FP school pass the technical test.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Good Convo||
As some others have alluded to, what happens after you're admitted and finish your school work doesn't always translate to the real world.
Working in upper management in IT for as long as I have has allowed me to come to the following conclusions about degrees in general (in computer fields).
Reading this thread has been great. I've been pleasantly surprised with the mostly civil back and forth regarding satellite campuses. As someone who hires engineers semi regularly, I honestly don't care where you went to school or even if you were self taught. If you have the skills, it will show when I put you through the paces.
Does it matter if your degree says University of Michigan - AA? Most likely only to you and maybe some lawyers or banking types if you go that route (as someone else mentioned). Otherwise, no one cares.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Oy Vey||
M Go Cue...I'm not sure I would have chosen this hill to die on, but I agree with a general sentiment. The overtly political nature of some comments and threads is starting to kill my enjoyment here. MGoBlog has practically been sacred to me *because* of the fact that for so long it has managed to steer clear of politics which I *reeealllly* appreciate.
I don't need MGoBlog for politics. I can get that nonsense from thousands of other places including, family, friends, co-workers, TV, blogs, news sites, social media and every other fucking place I can't seem to escape from. Politics on a sports blog is just 100% pure columbian cancer.
All that being said, I've always supported Spencer's charity. I'll probably still support it but if the rhetoric keeps heating up, my enthusiasm and dollars can go to other charities who do the same work.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I was totally OK with||
I was totally OK with training in Rio over winter break. Granted this will be a little more expensive than that...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Or||
Or anyone who failed their World History class(es).
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Nice||
Eloquently stated sir. Couldn't have stated my own sentiments about this blog any better. I'm grateful for it as well.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmm||
I never thought about it until I saw you write this. I absolutely should have kept that letter.
What a huge day that was in my life. I did manage to keep all the recruiting letters I recieved because that seemed fun but nothing shaped my life more than that U of M acceptance letter. My world was instantly changed.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Allegedly||
If there is actual video evidence, it's a slam dunk. If the video doesn't exist, the case will be almost impossible to win.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Yeesh||
If settling for 10 win seasons is mediocrity then SIGN ME UP.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The conference championship||
The conference championship games are fucking bullshit to begin with. I like the way the Big12 is doing it.
If PSU makes it into the top 4 there is no justice in this world. It should go as follows:
I cannot fathom the comittee putting PSU ahead of us with that curb stomping they took in Ann Arbor.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Unless||
Unless you're North Dakota State, Northwestern, or Wisconsin.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||We'll drop to 6th or possibly||
We'll drop to 6th or possibly 7th behind Wisconsin.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||A Well Earned Loss||
The offense wasn't clicking. The play calling was way too cute for 2 quarters. Speight picked a hell of a day to have his worst game (and appears to be injured now). Every deep ball was over or underthrown. The deep bombs were all 2-3 yards long.
The defense was gashed repeatedly on the ground and Don Brown got RPS'd at the worst possible moments by a complete failure of an OC. Speaking of OCs, holy shit what was that from Jed Fisch?
Just disappointing all around. At every single level there was more than enough failures to go around. OC/DC/Head coach/players. At least it's a team loss.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Heh||
They ARE ambassadors of the program, you and I agree on that. Which is why they shouldn't use that platform to forward PERSONAL opinions.
I guess I should have taken a knee on the pooldeck at Canham to protest the Iraq war in 92? Would I have my Michigan Man street cred then? Do I represent the views of the school or its alumni? Of course not. I represent myself and MY beliefs. I have basically forfiet my goodwill by projecting personal views into my role as an ambassdor for the school. It has no place in athletics.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Huh?||
This has nothing to with whether they're protesting violently or not. A lot of those emails are unfortunate but the last one was spot on.
The issue is this:
While those indiividuals certainly have the right to express themselves, they do not explicity have the right to put on that uniform and then protest in a way that does not represent the university or it's opinion, of which there shouldn't be one. In other words, your (or their in this case) opinion does not represent the opinion of the university or its alumni and therefore has no place in that setting.
If they want to protest they can join any number of activist groups on campus, *out of uniform* and express their right to protest any social injustices. It also is a disservice to the kids that are protesting because they may feel this is ok to do in private or public sector jobs. The vast majority of employers, were they to pull a stunt like this on their future job, would get fired immediately. Does YOUR opinion represent the opinion of your company at large in regards to social issues? More than likely no and even if it did, they may not want YOU using your position in such a way to represent the views of the company.
|17 weeks 4 hours ago||Yup||
Completely agree. Whatever MSU can muster in pride, effort, and focus will be expended this Saturday to beat Michigan.
Dantonio is the master of #disrespect. I expect his kids will be highly, *highly* motivated to win this game.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I Like||
I like everyone's optimism. That said, I can't shake that I think the game will be much closer than everyone expects. This will be their bowl game whether they actually qualify for one or not and Dantonio always has his kids hyper amped for this game.
I'm not even exaggerating when I say I think Dantonio would go vanilla against Maryland and risk the loss to use the two weeks to prepare for the Michigan game. They have nothing else to play for at this point. It's Michigan or nothing. I watched their D mail it in against BYU and Northwestern....that will absolutely not happen against us.
I'm also genuinely concerned about injuries. With all the emperical evidence we've seen in the Dantonio regime over the years, I would not put it past them to try and injure a few UM players with cheap shots like we used to see against Robinson.
I just want a win, spread doesn't matter, and get the fuck out of there without injuries.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Dropped||
Used to watch all major sports, watch anything and everything on TV, reguarly attend games as well. That was twenty years ago.
The only thing I care to watch at all now is Michigan football and basketball. I have little to no interest in pro sports other than cursory interest in how x-wolverines are doing.
I use my TV for 13 Saturdays a year and about a third of the basketball games and I try to make it a point to attend one football game a year. Looking forward to my trip next year to Camp Randall in ....November.
|19 weeks 6 hours ago||Friend Evolution||
Same here. Wedding this weekend. My friends have learned not to schedule important things they'd like me to attend on Saturdays in the fall unless it's during the bye week.
I'm not joking when my buddy called me back in April and asked when Michigan's bye week is.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Never Forget||
Oct 15th 2011 Rutgers vs Navy
Rutgers blocks a last second field goal to beat Navy. How did Rutgers fans decide to celebrate?
As the Navy kids headed into the tunnel, they were pummelled by....spit. And not just a few Rutgers fans, almost any fan that was in range of the tunnel was spitting on the Navy players. There's video of it somewhere I'm too lazy to look up.
From that moment forward, I hated Rutgers. I'm sure they have some nice fans and alumni but that moment was just burned into my brain. Fuck them, fuck their school. If Harbaugh opted to drop 100 on them I'd be totally ok with that.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Indiana||
Indiana's kicker also missed 3 FGs including a chip shot, and his game winner was also partially blocked. #CHAOSTEAM
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Offense||
The Offense was fine. The kicking was atrocious. Left 9 points on the field in what reliably should have been a 23-7 victory.
I don't understand how Kenny came off the rails, he was SO good at one point.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Cal||
Just lost to San Diego State 45-40. Heck of a game though. Cal's QB threw the ball seventy one times....that is just....yeesh.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Oh Yeah||
I completely forgot about that. So in summary, fuck that guy. I hope he gets suspended.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
I'm trying to give that LSU lineman the benefit of the doubt. Like maybe he didn't think the play was over. But he went reeeaallll high on that guy so fuck that. Absolutely deserved that ejection.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Oregon||
Holy shit Brady :(. His D is making this UC Davis qb look like Brett Favre.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Medic||
A request for thoughts and/or prayers for servicemen and women serving our country is now out of bounds? Yeesh....
|30 weeks 1 day ago||This Will Sound Grim But||
The only way to make a troll go away is to destroy them or so completely shatter their barriers of anonymity, that they fear even returning to the online world. This only ends one of two ways. You are ruined or they are, the fact that they're attacking your wife and her livelyhood means all bets are off at this point. The moral and ethical barriers of online pranks have been crossed and you have to assume they can or could do anything to harm you. You need to do whatever it takes to stop them or it will never stop and you'll simply empower them to do it whenever they get an itch.
Calling the police is almost useless outside of filing a single report to put it on record. They don't have the resources to deal with something like this and the FBI won't tackle it because its not big enough. You're best bet is to lawyer up, and start sending subpoenas to the online platforms where the harassment is happening. After a long and probably terrible process you'll be able to get the real names and addreses of the people involved. That typically only happens once you've sued whatever ISP is hosting the trolls, assuming they aren't using a string of proxies. Do the following:
Turn the other cheek is nice in theory and terrible in practice when it comes to trolls. Good Luck.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Sigh||
Can we please stop referring to it as anti-LGBT (which it is not). It does not discriminate against gays, lesbians, or bisexual folks in any way. The law targets transgender specifically.