a terrible blight on our fine country
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|23 weeks 3 days ago||JMFH's contract||
The entertainment value alone makes JMFH's contract worth every penny.
Sincerely yours in football,
|2 years 32 weeks ago||If this happens||
I'm burning my diploma.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||manhattan||
Russell's Reserve Rye, Dolin's vermouth, Fee Brothers orange bitters, Fee Brothers aromatic bitters, maraschino cherry.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Software patents are too broad||
I am not an attorney, but I am a software developer. Most software patents are too broad, and very frequently cover things that are prior art, or obvious, or simply routine stuff developers do all the time. Unfortunately, as the Ars article pointed out, defending patent suits is so expensive most defendants simply settle just make the problem go away. Good for Newegg for fighting this one.
I don't know if the fault for all this lies with the Patent and Trademark Office, or with patent legislation, but software patents should be much rarer and much narrower in scope than they are now.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||The jury may still be out on||
The jury may still be out on Al Borges as an OC, but as a GOPC (giver of press conferences), he is primo.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Brian, whatever you are paying Heiko,||
it's not enough.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||GoPass||
Definitely check into a GoPass. All employers within the DDA (Downtown Development Area) district are eligible to offer them to their employees. It costs $10/year, and you get unlimited rides on all city busses. This should help with finding a cheaper apartment.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||The Michigan Daily's attorney responds to the Kitchener Rangers||
here. Herschel Fink, the Daily's attorney, refers to the Kitchener Rangers as "bullies", and points out that the Daily has not actually been served yet. He also points out that the team threatened Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson with a suit after Jackson charged that the team offered ND recruit Cam Fowler $500,000 to play in the OHL, but never made good on that threat.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Yes, brother||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Carl||
As mentioned upthread, Carl Grapentine was for many years a host on WQRS, Detroit's late lamented classical radio station. Once you've heard that voice, you can never forget it.
Carl's son, Chris, is the pastor of Northside Community Church in Ann Arbor, a fine soloist in his own right, and was Carl's sub at the stadium when Carl was in the hospital.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Use a unique password for each site||
and use a password management system like KeePassX.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||NY Times article on Michigan basketball||
(Not enough points to start a new thread)
There is a nice article on the NY Times website on Beilein's reconstruction of the basketball program. Stu Douglass is compared to the Dalai Lama, an analogy that probably has not occurred to many people.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Booze-filled stadium||
It wasn't all that long ago that booze filled the stadium. It's just that the U didn't get a cut then.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Editor of Onward State resigns||
The managing editor of Onward State, PSU's student newspaper, is stepping down for his paper being the source of the false report that Paterno died.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||How successful would Tressel be at the Colts?||
He never played or held a major coaching position in the NFL, a league littered with the wreckage of successful college coaches who couldn't hack it in the pros. C.f. Carrol, Spurrier, Holtz, etc. The likelihood of the vest failing at the Colts and fading into obscurity is very high.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||David Molk||
Doug Karsh intereviewing Molk: "You were out the first series. What made you want to get in the game?" Molk: "The first snap".
|3 years 39 weeks ago||That struck me too, given how||
That struck me too, given how Hayes is idolized in C-bus while Bruce was unceremoniously dumped and forgotten. Demonstrates the insane Michigan fixation down there.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||We've seen this movie before||
We've seen this movie before, haven't we? Today O'Brien, tomorrow ???
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Ohio||
Ohio State is our biggest rival, first, last, and always.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Arbor Brewing||
There were a ton of Nebraska fans in Arbor Brewing Company last night - a bus brought them there - and they all seemed very nice and pleasant . Not at all obnoxious.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Zing!||
It's almost like Scot Shafer was on to something.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Active Directory||
Active Directory is an abomination unto the Lord and should be killed, buried, and the burial ground sown with salt.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Works for me.||
I tried it and it works for me.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||No bulletin board material||
Hoke never gives up any bulletin board material, unlike a few other coaches in the league.
|4 years 1 hour ago||Yes,||
Pacific Rim is really good. Not particularly cheap, but really good.
|4 years 1 day ago||WKNR||
For Detroit-area alums of a certain area, the call letters WKNR will bring back a rush of memories.
EDIT: "certain age", not "certain area".
|4 years 2 days ago||Crisler Arena, 1978||
I was at the basketball game at Crisler in 1978 when during the break state rep. Perry Bullard was to present a signed copy of a resolution passed by the Michigan legislature and signed by the governor honoring Bo for all his years of service at Michigan. Except Bullard went off on a rant about the state's failure to decriminalize marijuana. About halfway through this Bo stormed off the court and the crowd started loudly booing Bullard. Bullard started reading the resolution but he could not be heard above the crowd noise. Bullard had to beat a hasty retreat when people started throwing things at him.
|4 years 2 days ago||Humor||
Both of these guys have a nice sense of humor that you don't always hear from coaches.
"What's your record?" "Oh ... ten and one". I almost spit coffee all over my laptop.
|4 years 1 week ago||GOB's == Good Ol' Boys.||
GOB's == Good Ol' Boys.
|4 years 1 week ago||Who may or may not have said||
Who may or may not have said "I keek a tawchdown".