landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|17 hours 46 min ago||My main fear||
My main fear with driverless cars isn't hackers or accidents. It's the government using it as an excuse to get access to all information related to our cars (speed, location, etc).
I'm not a Big Brother conspiracy theorist, but driverless cars could easily lead to some significant government intrusion into our private lives under the guise of legitimate goals ("if you're speeding, we should know"..."if a parolee is crossing state lines in violation of his parole, we should know"...etc).
|1 day 11 hours ago||Scott Hamilton||
Scott Hamilton. NBC figure skating coverage.
|1 day 14 hours ago||It's||
It's an historic landmark, thank you very much.
|1 day 15 hours ago||LOL||
LOL. Keep dreaming. Michigan basketball prefers to recruit back-up caliber players when there are starters already in place.
I'm kidding, but not really (see, e.g., the PG recruits they're looking at in 2017 who are all back-up material since they appear unwilling to recruit someone who will give Xavier Simpson a run for his money in 2017).
|2 days 13 hours ago||....||
I've gotten like 1 or 2 interviews from online portals. No job offers. Every interview that led to a job offer has been through personal/professional connection or a recruiter.
Totally random question - what are the most and least competitive career fields these days? (i.e. which are hardest to find and which spots are you bombarded with resumes) I ask because I'm an attorney and I've heard of employers getting 500+ resumes for openings that aren't super specialized.
|2 days 13 hours ago||One question||
One question - are all resumes submitted through online portals directed straight to the server's trash bin?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Wasn't really||
Wasn't really looking for sympathy. Plus, judging by the career threads on this blog, I best many folks on here could retire at 50 if they wanted to and put their mind (and wallet) to it.
|2 days 13 hours ago||...||
You should do research to find out what the market salary range for the position you're offered is, and then you should shoot for being near the top of that range (carefully and tactfully, though). They may ask you how much you want. When they ask, tell them you want X (X being near the top of the range). Or they may not ask and just make an offer. Then if that offer isn't high enough, just communicate that you think the range is X to X and you deserve to be at the higher end due to how awesome you are.
|2 days 14 hours ago||double post||
|2 days 14 hours ago||realistically?||
I would've majored in software development, got a job where one can work remotely, lived with my parents, saved furiously, worked side jobs, bought a few rental properties during the downturn, and tried to retire at 30.
Looks like retirement will have to be around 50 at this point.
|3 days 15 hours ago||lol||
lol...i really hope you're not kidding cause that would be awesome.
Wondering when I'm going to convert from Nike to New Balance dad shoes. I'm in my 30's so it can't be too far off.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Cool||
They're just not cool any more.
As a related aside, anyone else wear adidas indoor soccer shoes around during midddle school or early high school? Maybe it was just the kids I hung around with (nearly all of whom played soccer) but I seem to recall that was a fad at one time.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Chatman||
Chatman is not an above-average athlete. People liked his ridiculously long arms and vision. He appeared to have pretty good handles for a guy his size, too, although that didn't transpire in college.
Dawkins was a great athlete, good shooter, but lacked the ability to create his own off the dribble.
Wilson also had a good offensive game in h.s., had plenty of hops for a 5, but since he's been at UM the game just seems to move too quickly for him (same with Chatman). He's a tweener, though. Undersized at the 5, a bit too slow at the 4.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Stauskas||
Stauskas was pretty close to being an above average athlete in college terms. He's white though so people assume he wasnt. Kinda like Pat Connaughton, who ranked #1 in half the NBA combine categories and yet was still called "sneaky athletic".
|4 days 15 hours ago||Sure, but||
Sure, but not everyone improves much on the skill front. It's a gamble either way. Brent Petway was a great athlete, but was only decent in college because he had serious deficiencies on the offesnsive end. A guy like Evan Eschmeyer was a subpar athlete but was a much better college basketball player than Petway due to his skill level.
|4 days 18 hours ago||The Other Side of the River||
Speaking of Benton Harbor, there's a pretty good book out there about the divide between St Joe's and Benton Harbor called The Other Side of the River, written by NYT journalist Alex Kotlowitz.
I'm from SE Michigan, so I don't have a good read on the factual accuracy of the book like locals would, but it does a good job exploring race relations generally through the lense of a single small-town murder.
|1 week 3 days ago||Pretty clear||
Pretty clear which gif is the grinevitable winner here.
|1 week 3 days ago||Two Handed Lay-up City!||
|1 week 4 days ago||Check out the pictures of Ever After||
Check out the pictures of Ever After on Zillow. Nothing subtley suggests humility quite like a giant Chihuly sculpture dangling above your dining room table.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Tomra machines||
Tomra machines are basically cockroach hotels located inside grocery stores with an unending buffet of half dried pop syrup.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I could not handle||
I could not handle working for Jim Harbaugh. I think I'd collapse of exhaustion after about a month.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||OG and Oladipo||
OG and Oladipo. OG was off the radar to most and Oladipo was barely in the 150 IIRC.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Watched that 10 min||
Watched that 10 min reel. Clearly a plus athlete, energy guy who may be able to be molded into our defensive stopper. But his ball skills are super raw and his shot lacks touch. It's hard to teach touch in basketball. On the bright side, Indiana has taken fliers on a couple kids like this over the years and a few have worked out.
I just wish Beilein would continue to recruit even when he's full so that you're not grabbing a guy at the last minute with offers from low D1s. Just tell them you're full now, but that cbball is unpredictable with transfers and in the event a scholly comes open you'd offer it.
Also, still frustrated by the Landford miss. I think he's gonna be a star.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Le sigh||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||mattD||
mattD - what's your impression on how recruits and their coaches generally regard Beilein from a personality standpoint?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Dominos||
Dominos is not struggling. They're killing it. Have you looked at their stock price since Dave Brandon left?
Pizza Hut and Papa John's are doing poorly, and Little Caesars is doing okay (hard to tell since they don't release financials), but Dominos is killing everyone.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Start a new thread||
Start a new thread. When someone is writing the history of Little Caesars Arena a/k/a The Oven, you and MGoBlog will get a shout-out in the book WolverineDevotee/Brandon's Lasting Lessons style.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||...||
+1. That's a cool nickname.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Lol||
Cuonzo Martin couldn't coach himself out of a cardboard box. He's done less with more talent in the last 5 years than most other big time coaches. Those Tennessee teams had an underrated amount of talent and his Cal team this past year had plenty too. He turned all of that into two NCAA wins.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe||
Maybe. I think Hibbitts had a few D1 offers from the Michigan directional schools. But Lonergan has been around longer.