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08/04/2017 - 11:10am Most major credit card

Most major credit card companies don't have foreign fees (like Capital One), however I think it's important to note that depending on where he's traveling, credit cards might not be the answer.

I lived in southern Germany for a year, and 80% of everything there is cash only. Make sure you do research about where you're traveling. 

As far as how to get money cheaply, I found pulling cash out of an ATM in Germany was the cheapest route. I have BOA, and they are partnered with Deutsche Bank which allows me to withdrawl money from my BOA account without any fees.

02/08/2017 - 12:57pm FWIW

I approached Brain a year ago with a new site concept and let him know that I'd help him upgrade at a reduced rate. He wrote back at first saying he was interested and sent me the source code for the current Mgoblog. I never heard back from him again, but didn't continue to persuit it because I already had some other big jobs in the pipeline.

However, here are the major issues regarding the upgrade in my opinion. First, Mgoblog is built on Drupal (which in my opinion is even more of a memory hog and hard to work with than Wordpress). With the scale of this site, I believe another platform (and language, as PHP is horribly slow) would be more beneficial if an upgrade is to happen. Brian, however, is partial to Drupal and wants to upgrade it to Drupal 7/8. I have looked over the 20+ custom plugins he's using for Drupal 6, and it will be a nightmare to rewrite them all to work with newer versions of Drupal. That is one of the reasons the site is as slow as it is. You could pump more money into better servers, but the site is just incredibly inefficient. Even if Mgoblog was converted to Drupal 7/8, it would still be slow if you continued to pack on large amounts of plugins as is done now. Honestly, creating a blog built on Ruby, C# or Node.JS would make this site much faster and more stable. 

Also, I see a lot of people complain about the board not being able to properly paginate (can't click on page 2) and not being able to use the pagination in the sidebars. This is easily fixable, as I was able to fix it on the sandbox server I set up with Mgoblog. I alerted Brian on how to fix it, but never heard back. There may be a legitamite reason he hasn't done so, as it could negatively effect something I didn't see, but it's litterally a checkbox change in Drupal's settings.

Anywho, I think that an upgrade would be too cost intensive for what Brian is working with. I think that a complete redo would be way more cost effective, but I don't think that's something Brian wants or will do. 

10/13/2016 - 4:10am I hope you get neg banged and banned

I hope you get neg banged and banned :)

08/30/2016 - 6:28pm If anyone figures this out, I'd like to know also.

If anyone figures this out, I'd like to know also. My VPN connection sucks over here :(

08/30/2016 - 2:00am Tubingen, DE

Are there any bars in Baden-Wurttemburg that show replays of the game the next day? (or live)

06/22/2016 - 3:22pm Dallas (OR) Dragons

I always liked my old high schools helmets, the skull and crossbones looked badass: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/tn…

02/27/2016 - 8:26am I believe the correct term would be "close snip." :P

I believe the correct term would be "close snip." :P

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02/21/2016 - 6:09pm Like everyone else, I'll say

Like everyone else, I'll say you should have someone like geek squad come out so they can diagnose it. However, I've found that android devices usually will opt for 2.5ghz connections because it saves on battery. I also find that most routers people buy suck, and most likely will end up being your issue. Good luck.

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02/13/2016 - 6:15pm I highly doubt Obama will be

I highly doubt Obama will be the president to pick his replacement.

02/04/2016 - 7:27pm Don't hate on Strong Bad!

Don't hate on Strong Bad!

02/04/2016 - 5:39pm That Godzilla is obviously

That Godzilla is obviously suffering from severe osteoporosis.

02/04/2016 - 5:36pm But we're wolverines! Snarf

But we're wolverines! Snarf snarf!

02/01/2016 - 1:27pm I sure hope not, don't want

I sure hope not, don't want any other tight ends getting scared off!

01/27/2016 - 3:58pm I literally could be an

I literally could be an alien-human hybrid created by a government conspiracy.

Source: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files

01/27/2016 - 3:29pm Boom!

http://247sports.com/Bolt/The-nations-No-1-Gary-could-visit-two-schools…

Bama & Clemson. We're fine.

I win the internet!

01/24/2016 - 11:51pm How long have you watched the

How long have you watched the series?! She was testing it against the alien dna inside of her lol.

11/12/2015 - 9:40pm 41-6 M

41-6 M

11/10/2015 - 8:25am Not sure if you're serious?

Not sure if you're serious?

10/20/2015 - 9:17am Hamill is doing his best

Hamill is doing his best Godzilla impression.

10/20/2015 - 9:15am The trailer made me sad :(

The trailer made me sad :( it's looking like the leak was real.

10/14/2015 - 5:59pm 38-3 Michigan!

38-3 Michigan!

10/09/2015 - 6:57pm Lutefisk: the worst Swedish

Lutefisk: the worst Swedish dish every conceived.

10/08/2015 - 6:43pm Rebecca Blank's salary is

Rebecca Blank's salary is ~$500k. I think her salary range really begins to threaten the whole sense that higher education is about educating people, and not lining the pockets of overrated administrators. I'm terribly happy I'm not a resident of Wisconsin paying taxes to employ this "highly educated" chancellor. That's my opinion.

10/08/2015 - 2:19pm 16-13 Michigan wins

16-13 Michigan wins

10/06/2015 - 6:42pm Honestly I don't have a

Honestly I don't have a problem with this.

As long as the programmers weren't changing lineups mid game for the other company's employees, I don't see any reason why an employee of one company shouldn't enter in another.

No matter what tools they have at their disposal, they can't manipulate what happens on the field.

That said, I love fan fuel! Started with $50 and I'm up $400.

10/02/2015 - 6:41am Michigan of course haha!

Michigan of course haha!

10/02/2015 - 6:41am 20-0 and rain

20-0 and rain

07/31/2015 - 8:03am I've gotten into the low 150s

I've gotten into the low 150s a few times in my Audi TTRS (on a track of course :P). Hairdresser car or not, I love it!

07/07/2015 - 8:29pm Honestly living in Oregon,

Honestly living in Oregon, the Quattro has come in handy from time to time.

07/07/2015 - 8:28pm Sometimes I wish I had kids

Sometimes I wish I had kids so I'd have an excuse to get a Q7 :(

07/07/2015 - 8:25pm Waiting for the next Audi

Waiting for the next Audi TTRS :) in the mean time I'll keep happily driving my 2013 Audi S5.

06/30/2015 - 11:29pm It's what happens when I get

It's what happens when I get drunk and read apparel threads!

06/30/2015 - 10:51pm It's a sign!

06/14/2015 - 7:25pm Seeing as Devin Gil

Seeing as Devin Gil decommited from Miami today, and Devin Bush is thought to be a package deal with him, I'd say there's a good chance we land the Devins today :D

04/24/2015 - 9:09pm Whole milk, fuck that candy

Whole milk, fuck that candy ass 2% shit!

... But in truth, Crabbies Ginger Beer :D

01/29/2015 - 10:51pm Weird?

I personally never had any bad experiences in college (Stanford for my undergrad and masters at Oregon State), especially pertaining to my familys background or net worth.

My family is "well-off" and all educated, however my parents had the mindset that I needed to work for whatever I had, so I was closer to a low income student than a trust fund baby. Maybe he just had a really shitty experience? I don't know how family background could come up unless he brought it up. 

08/31/2012 - 2:24pm There are a lot or brunettes

There are a lot of brunettes in Dallas, I like our chances.

M 6, Bama 5

08/31/2012 - 12:53pm Michigan 10, Bama 9

Michigan 10, Bama 9

08/31/2012 - 12:41pm bingo!

bingo!

08/31/2012 - 11:35am Boredom & Booze @ DFW

Kind of off topic, but I love Texans! I've been at this sports bar at DFW for the last 3 hours, and almost every person I talk to thinks Bama is being over hyped and will get stunned my M. They also like to tell me that Vince Young was a better version of DRob and that Texas didn't join the B1G because our women students are ugly and it wouldn't be fun for their fans to travel haha. Best airport ever.

08/31/2012 - 11:31am Bored & Stuck at DFW

Kind of off topic, but I love Texans! I've been at this sports bar at DFW for the last 3 hours, and almost every person I talk to thinks Bama is being over hyped and will get stunned my M. They also like to tell me that Vince Young was a better version of DRob and that Texas didn't join the B1G because our women students are ugly and it wouldn't be fun for their fans to travel haha. Best airport ever.

08/29/2012 - 5:18pm I know there are a few people

I know there are a few people who live in the Dallas area on this site, does anyone have any good ideas of what to do on Friday from 9am til 3pm? To save on airfare, I got some crazy early arrival time and my hotel doesn't allow check-in until 3pm. Thanks!

08/28/2012 - 2:22pm If you're in Oregon, Dead Guy

If you're in Oregon, Dead Guy is the only choice!

Porter's always nice too.

08/10/2012 - 10:27pm Also, in case someone

Also, in case someone seriously considers buying an Audi for winter driving, don't buy a TT or an A3. They use a haldex differential instead of the superior torsen differential. The 4 wheel drive experience will be dramatically different.

08/10/2012 - 10:22pm I use Yokohama 245/45R18

I use Yokohama 245/45R18 sport tires and they handle pretty well in ice and snow. If I ever head into the mountains I just chain up.

08/10/2012 - 10:17pm Haha that was amazing ^^^

Haha that was amazing ^^^

08/10/2012 - 10:11pm I'm biased but my Audi S4

I'm biased but my Audi S4 conquers the snow :) I love it.

08/10/2012 - 8:43pm Haha I usually just enjoy

Haha I usually just enjoy reading what other people have to say. 

 

Thanks though! And it's my first Michigan game so its worth it lol.

08/10/2012 - 6:42pm I wish I would found you a

I wish I would found you a few days ago haha, I paid almost three times face value!

08/09/2012 - 4:32am Triple Post :O

Triple Post :O