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|1 day 8 hours ago||Happy Friday and Happy Holidays||
Happy Friday and Happy Holidays to those of you who bang me week in and week out. I love you all.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Recent Statistics grad here||
This is what I would have to say. The material and computational work in 217 was really easy and I understood the class, but that only accounts for maybe 20% of the course. It is nearly all proof based, and since I had never taken a proof based course before, the class was very difficult and time consuming. The average on our first exam was like a 90% (it was mostly computations), and then the 2nd exam and final had averages in the 30s. They were all proof based and graded very tough. The class was difficult, but it was curved enough to where it would have been difficult to not pass.
When it comes to 426, I lucked out with my professor. Our class had it very easy compared to other people I knew taking the class with different professors. But at the same time, the material in 426 is also proof based. So if you struggle with proofs, taking 426 and 217 together is going to make for a very long semester. If you don't mind doing proofs and are good at them, getting good grades in both of those classes will be likely since most people seem to struggle with them. I took 183, but had no interest in going on and doing 280, so I can't offer any insight on whether it's difficult or not, but definitely be prepared for a long semester of difficult homeworks and exams with 217 and 426. I split up 217 and 426, took 217 winter term sophomore year, and took 426 fall term junior year, and still thought the classes were tough.
For me personally, there is no way I would have taken a programming class the same semester as 217 and 426. Those two classes during the same semester would have been a handful for me.
Side note, when you get into your concentration requirements, I strongly recommend STATS 415. I believe it is in a category where you are required to take one or two courses out of three or four, but STATS 415 was the most worthwhile course I took at the university. Data mining is very important and getting more and more important every day. I really enjoyed the course, learned a lot, and got a good grade. I was skeptical of taking it because I was told it was one of the hardest stats classes you can take, but I didn't think it was bad at all.
|1 week 5 days ago||6||
6 is perfect for me. The top 2 seeds get byes, and rewarded for being the best teams all season. This gives each conference champ and one wild card a chance at the title, but makes the road a lot tougher for the 3-6 seeds by making them play an extra game to go all the way. This keeps being the best during the regular season very important. How often did you say in the past during the BCS era that you thought the 7th or 8th seed was really deserving to play in the National Championship? Yes I understand it's sports, and you play the game for a reason because anything can happen, but the beauty of college football is the huge importance of the regular season. Make a team prove all year long that they deserve a shot, and reward the two who prove the most by letting them play one less game. But I'm happy with 4. Yes it's annoying that TCU and Baylor got left out for OSU, but I wouldn't put my money on any of those 3 teams to win it all anyways. I think the best two teams are in the playoff between FSU, Bama, and Oregon, and I think we will see some great football in January.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's not what I was trying to say||
The gaming overall has been a great experience. Probably not quite as good as the PS4 based on what I've heard, but still very enjoyable. Every system is going to have a few minor issues, and Destiny and Halo will get their bugs fixed soon. But there is much more to the Xbox than just gaming. I use my Xbox for gaming maybe 20% of the time. Maybe even closer to 10%. So it has been everything I could ask for and more for what I use my Xbox for say 85% of the time, and very good for the other 15% of the time.
I just put that second paragraph in there to make the point that the system does a phenominal job doing the things I use it for most. I sure as hell wouldn't be satisfied and recommend it to someone if I didn't think it was well worth the money that you put into them.
If you want something strictly for gaming, get a good PC. Don't waste your time with an Xbox or Playstation.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Xbox One||
Just bought mine a couple of months ago. I made the switch from playstation when I went from the PS2 to Xbox 360 and I'll probably always buy the Xbox from here on out since I loved the 360 so much. I love my One, but I will admit it does have its bugs. The party chat seems to struggle at times (although it has seemed better as of late) and some of the better games aren't the best running games out there. Destiny is what I play most right now and it has a few issues (after the last update, when in party chat, the game lags like crazy), and I bought Halo Master Chief collection as well and that is pretty much unplayable at this point. They have a lot of bugs to fix with that. So that is disappointing.
But as an overall system and all of the features outside of gaming have been great. My Xbox is on pretty much all evening and all night and it runs smooth and quiet even after being on for 8 hours or more. I don't have the kinect and have never felt the need for it either. Unless you want to be super lazy, the kinect isn't necessary in my opinion. I don't plan on ever buying it.
Side note, if you have Xbox Live Gold, as of last night you could download Worms Battlegrounds for free. Wanna have a good time playing a free game? Play some multiplayer with some friends. It's even better while intoxicated. I'm not sure I've enjoyed my Xbox more than I did last night playing that game.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I named my right hand Bo||
I named my right hand Bo, and my man parts woody because Bo beats... Alright I'll stop there.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||But it's Thursday...||
But it's Thursday... Make it a "It's almost Friday" posbang? Or maybe a "Michigan Basketball vs. Detroit predictions" thread?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Lucky for him||
Lucky for him, they still won the game. They will be able to laugh this one off. But yes, that was embarrassing..
|5 weeks 2 days ago||91-43||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||+1 for Omaha||
I just moved out here and I thought Mgomaha was the only other Michigan fan out here. It's good to know there's at least 3 of us now.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Now it all makes sense...||
MeanJoe07 is Coach Hoke! Now it all makes sense..
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Dude,||
are you alright? If not, I hope you get to the hospital. If you are okay, you put together one of the best series of comments that I've seen in a while and I need to thank you for the good laugh this morning.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Wat?||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Here is one that I found and was going to use||
Here is one that I found and was going to use:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Just saw that||
Also looks like fox sports is streaming it as well right here:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Stream of the presser?||
Does anyone know if there will be a stream of the presser anywhere? I'm at work and want to see what Schlissel has to say.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||So much banging going on today||
I like it a lot
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Friday what are you drinking thread?||
Unfortunately I'm still stuck at work, but when I'm out, lots of drinking will happen.. lots of drinking.. and I won't have DB to tell me to stop and go to bed!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Not quite as good but a similar story||
My buddies and I always take a bag of Franzia to every Michigan tailgate. We went down for the Michigan Bama game in Dallas a couple of years ago and made a group of Alabama fans do it. One guy hit it so hard it busted all over my friend holding the Franzia bag. Come to find out, we were assigned front row seats so there he was, front row for the Bama game in the student section, up on the big screen at Jerry World with his (now red) student T-shirt covered in Franzia. Needless to say that event was just a preview of what Bama was going to do to us on the field later that day.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Another posbang on the horizon?||
Another Friday posbang coming soon?! Please let this be true. This will cause me start drinking and won't want the glorious day to end, and I won't have DB to tell me stop and go to bed!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The thought of||
The thought of the amount of Mad Dogs I bought from Sergeant Peppers my last 2 years at school makes me sick. I never want to see the Dragon Fruit or Blue Rasberry flavors again (queue someone posting a picture of dragon fruit and blue rasberry Mad Dogs).
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Spots wings?||
Have you ever had Mr. Spots wings? Those were always my favorite. Their hot wings are great and you could get 50 cent wings on Thursdays. Skeeps on Fridays had all you can eat wings with the purchase of 2 beers, and I always liked their wings. But my days there are over. Last time I was there I sat at the bar and had two cockroaches crawling around, bugs galore in the coolers, and a friend of mine bartends there now and she has told me really disgusting stories about how dirty that place is. I've been grossed out ever since.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I thought the same thing||
looked to me like a bunch of the white strings from the pom poms that they handed out for the white out.
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||To everyone who think||
To everyone who thinks we keep it within 4 touchdowns, I want whatever you're smoking. I'm apparently smoking the wrong things. I see us getting destroyed. This team has never gone on the road and looked like they have any idea how to play football against a decent team, let alone a really good team. If I wasn't a broke recent grad, I'd place a large bet on State covering with ease. Hopefully they prove me wrong. I want nothing more than a win today.
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm not here to talk about hypotheticals.||
I'm not here to talk about hypotheticals.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Picked him up and started him||
I am only in two leagues this year, and neither of them are going well so I picked him up and started him in both of my leagues (mostly as a joke because I don't really care at this point). My backup option got 5 points in both leagues. Denard got me 13 extra points by getting 18. I won one matchup by 11 points. And in my other league I was 1-5 on the season in 9th place going up against the guy in 1st place and won by 5 points. Needless to say, I had a couple pissed off friends yesterday. ALL HAIL LORD ROBINSON!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||My proof||
No actual proof I guess that I can show you. I am a recent grad and know quite a few student athletes who are still at the school, and have friends there still who hang out with a bunch of our athletes. I'm also really close with one of our cheerleading coaches. So if you can believe me, this is indeed what actually happened. I just heard through one of my friends that Dave Brandon did this. She had no idea what she was going to. She was just told to show up wearing maize. As much as I hate DB, I gotta give the guy props on this one. This was an awesome idea.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||This Fall man...||
This Fall man... It hurts. Bad. This is why I drink.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Brandon||
Brandon actually met with each team individually and told the coaches and athletes to show up to this wearing maize. He did all of this in the past day or so. I don't know if forced would be the correct word to use, but he did organize it and told everyone to show up.