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09/11/2018 - 3:45pm that's fair and I see your…

that's fair and I see your point; actively associating and speaking out against is a strong message. 

I dunno know what would bring about quicker change that or all of a sudden a school prides itself on it's quality education with no one claiming a degree from there, whose "largest living alumni" base no longer exists, 200+ games with greater than 100K disappears.  A lot of the things that michigan has are size, and if we lose 20-50% of the fan and alumni base it will take a HUGE hit to the brand.

So I dunno... probably no right answer and some combination of both; boycot products while speaking out against 

 

09/11/2018 - 2:12pm if this show were to ever…

if this show were to ever come remotely close to us I would abandon my fandom immediately.  Additionally I would fully remove the Michigan Degree from my resume, linkedin etc.  Whether it would actually amount to any difference or not I don't know and don't care, but i would not want to associate myself with a university like that.  

 

09/06/2018 - 10:34am for me and my kids it helps…

for me and my kids it helps with a barrier.  We do no phones, no devices at dinner including when we eat out.  We never let our kiddos watch on the phone so they don't associate the phone with something they can watch things on. 

The ipad on the other hand, that association does exist.  It seems silly but with my kids ipad vs. iphone are church and state.  

as an aside, you can definitely make it the game without a device, there is enough to walk around and see as well in the stadium area, plus food, etc. 

08/30/2018 - 4:40pm kind of yes. kind of no. …

kind of yes. kind of no.  when you talk about manball or basketball on grass thats pretty easy to know year after year.  Dangerman is also a pretty safe bet unless you turnover a lot of people and its a *or* *or* *or* position

08/30/2018 - 4:37pm I don't want to know what…

I don't want to know what happens if I click this link......

08/30/2018 - 4:31pm later?

later?

08/30/2018 - 3:01pm yes; teaching people about…

yes; teaching people about affirmation consent vs. lack of dissent is an ongoing thing.... that is massively different than what I am talking about and lando just confirmed.

It is known at msu to avoid areas.  I can't think of a single area on or off campus that is known as unsafe to the student body. 

 

08/30/2018 - 12:23pm I am going to go for bolder,…

I am going to go for bolder, not just their athletes, they have a problem with their general student population.  

I remember my friends from HS coming back from orientation telling us how they were told to be careful because 1 and 4 people will either be a victim of sexual assault or receive an STD at some point in their 4 years and the crazy thing is within my friend group that number was fairly accurate.  As a university they.  have. a.  problem.  Granted this was 15-20 years ago, so maybe its better?  I suspect not though 

08/29/2018 - 4:19pm and how this became part of…

and how this became part of any national movement is different.  the public labeling him of a domestic abuser is probably unfair until he is proven guilty; however that doesn't mean he shouldn't be in the metoo movement due the happenings with his secretary, who knows how willful that was or wasn't; but the view of people in a protected position of power clearly has a view attached to it, rightly so. 

08/29/2018 - 4:15pm i never said poor…

i never said poor performance, i said breaking employee code of conduct; big difference.  I don't want urban fired for what happened to courtney, i want him fired for putting people at risk within his organization because he turned a blind eye (or was ignorant) to someone who clearly has his issues and is probably a terrible person to be around if you are a subordinate or of the opposite gender

he should have been fired for the relationship with the secretary, he should have been fired for the selfies that took place during his capacity while on the job (either at the university or on team trips to the white house).  He probably should have been fired when the restraining order was filed and approved.  Or at least given a written warning that he should probably keep himself out of any whiff of trouble as it's against the high moral (ha) standards the university (doesn't) adhere to

he had a boss either ignore or cover those issues up and then lie about it. 

08/29/2018 - 3:20pm even if fully innocent in…

even if fully innocent in criminal court there is still civil as well, see OJ.... and none of this has anything to do with courts.  it is about employee code of conduct 

08/29/2018 - 3:19pm this, this, this and 1000…

this, this, this and 1000 times this.  why are we conflating legal issues with employee standards.  If I started drinking at 7am and went to work, it doesn't matter if I drove or took an uber, I am probably getting fired despite potentially not doing anything illegal.  

the issue isn't (or at least shouldn't be) did he break the law?  It's did he break the employee code of conduct and if so did osu cover it up, or ignore it for personal reasons?   Then on top of that did urban abuse his power as coach to have influence of others on the university to protect him and ultimately lie, all of which is against the employee code of conduct as well. 

08/28/2018 - 9:31am this a million times this. …

this a million times this.  at some point its not 1998 anymore

08/27/2018 - 3:08pm hooray!  actual content! …

hooray!  actual content!  about michigan!

08/27/2018 - 1:58pm if I could insert gifs on…

if I could insert gifs on the new site I would take that Jeff Goldblum scene from Jurasic Park

08/27/2018 - 1:35pm under. 

it's a bad sign…

under. 

it's a bad sign when "the story" for the year could be potentially classified as "semi-OT"

08/23/2018 - 9:47pm Armchair expert 

Armchair expert 

08/16/2018 - 1:48pm because Irish Devotee keeps…

because Irish Devotee keeps buying them all

08/16/2018 - 12:39pm I would be shocked if it was…

I would be shocked if it was donations, I know michigan money cannon and all, but with the volume of the site and a few dedicated sponsors, plus anything on the podcast, etc; I would be a majority is direct revenue (ad or HTTV) and not the beveled guilt

08/16/2018 - 11:42am it's not a free service. …

it's not a free service.  you are selling your data to mgoblog in return for content.  Not all your data, or an amount that should be worrying, but there is a clear exchange of goods and services; not free.

Basic economics; there is no such thing as a free lunch

And frankly we all were willing to tolerate a lot for the board (which is now worse) and the content from Brian and staff, but that seems to be increasingly vanishing; or at least the things that brought us here (UFRs are less likely after a loss, no more TWIS, even the UVs seem to be of worse quality lately). 

I fully get they are down a staff member, but this is their job and this is Brian's business.  At your job if a coworker is out you just don't stop their part, you hire a temp, the team sucks it up and pitches in extra or something else.  

08/16/2018 - 8:10am im in a situation where…

im in a situation where having headphones on at work is harder thing to do as most people don't do it and most of those videos are blocked on our work computers.

I like the idea but hard pass especially given the nuking of that thread for no reason.  its clear how the mogstaff feels about the mgocommunity. 

08/14/2018 - 12:11pm screen shots, microsoft…

screen shots, microsoft paint AND embedding?  Now your just showing off on mgoboard 0.3

08/08/2018 - 9:44am This covers it for me 

This covers it for me 

https://xkcd.com/2024/

I would embed if I could

07/25/2018 - 12:14pm thanks very helpful!  For a…

thanks very helpful!  For a cottage so not sure if the connection direct from cell phone would work if I lost power? But worth investigating.

 

thanks!

07/25/2018 - 10:23am was thinking about the…

was thinking about the Rachio - is it definitely worth it?  How was the install compared to say a nest?  I did the nest no problem and in theory I know its the same, just feels different to me 

07/23/2018 - 12:00pm just the PSD was, not the…

just the PSD was, not the tickets.  The PSD is technically billed as a mandatory donation to the general fund of the athletic department.    It's not just college, its also the pros too 

06/21/2018 - 3:12pm possibly; but I think…

possibly; but I think privilege is being abused.  blindly cc'ing lawyers on everything just so you can say you have privilege feels like not the spirit if; privilege isn't meant to be a confessional.   Consulting them on potential things you did to solicit their direct feedback feels more like it's intent.

06/21/2018 - 3:05pm It could be more nassar…

It could be more nassar stuff but implicating them and their knowledge directly, so more personal cover up than university cover up of other coaches.

Either way not great bob

06/13/2018 - 11:42am Old - 

at least old had…

Old - 

at least old had reasons to look amatuerish, be buggy, break on ocassion, not have all functionality. 

Now - It looks an old beat up car that was just detailed, sure there are shiny spots but its hard to ignore the rusted through door.  Also, the bugs and having less features is odd.

In the future I get this platform allows for the mgoblog staff to do more, but will we ever see those improvements?  If yes then definitely new; but I remain skeptical

06/13/2018 - 11:40am Depends what they want to do…

Depends what they want to do.  If you can get something along the math / stats / IOE lines that is quantitative but doesn't have "bell curve" classes then I think the kid will be fine. 

So many jobs will accept applicants with any kinds of quantitative degrees it keeps things open.  The job board through LSA is a bit harder than probably at Ross or College of Engin but there are opportunities a plenty. 

06/07/2018 - 11:21pm Find me another college…

Find me another college sports blog that discussed the potential that Mars could support life today.  

06/07/2018 - 5:38pm I agree that cost of living…

I agree that cost of living may be higher, but I think the bigger aspect is what you have to spend to feel rich or keep up with the jonses that drives the bigger difference.  The higher wages in big cities should more than offset the cost of milk, eggs, bread, etc. 

Much like my Iowa comment, you are probably consuming more federal resources, like defense spending for example.  

06/07/2018 - 3:26pm I see your point but will…

I see your point but will counter with: they are more likely to spend more into the economy than someone without kids which is a benefit for all.

Or I could ask your question a different way:

Why should someone in Iowa pay as high of federal taxes as someone in say NY since there is a very low chance that Iowa will actually need any of the defense spending that a lot of our taxes go to compared to someone in NY.   

06/07/2018 - 2:19pm There is a difference…

There is a difference between a fan and an alumnus.... but that difference has nothing to do with sports / fandom.  

When people say University of Michigan to a fan it may mean only sports (maybe, I dunno, this could be where I am wrong), but the connection an alumnus has goes well beyond sports, as it carries the obligation to represent, and be an ambassador for the University as a whole, of which sports are obviously a part of.  

06/07/2018 - 12:55pm I don't know if its possible…

I don't know if its possible to get a BS without taking a math, or a hard math like class (phsyics, etc).  

I can't remember the exact amount but I am pretty sure to get a BS vs. the default BA I think you have to have 60 credits of classes that are BS classes; which are your maths, stats, sciences and Econ.  Of the science world you have:

Physics - Lotsa math, and probably a calc requirement

Chemistry - Never took any college classes but I have to assume there is math in there somewhere 

Biology - Maybe this is your best shot?  I don't know how math heavy biology is, but perhaps there is a way that this would satisfy your BS without a true quantitative class.

Econ - 1) lots of math involved, I am pretty sure a calc requirement, and 2) defaults to a BA so you would have to add something, probably more math classes if you wanted a BS 

So sure, I bet its possible to do, but I think the amount of credit math you would have to do to make it work, would qualify as a math class.  

06/07/2018 - 12:55pm I don't know if its possible…

I don't know if its possible to get a BS without taking a math, or a hard math like class (phsyics, etc).  

I can't remember the exact amount but I am pretty sure to get a BS vs. the default BA I think you have to have 60 credits of classes that are BS classes; which are your maths, stats, sciences and Econ.  Of the science world you have:

Physics - Lotsa math, and probably a calc requirement

Chemestry - Never took any college classes but I have to assume there is math in there somewhere 

Biology - Maybe this is your best shot?  I don't know how math heavy biology is, but perhaps there is a way that this would satisfy your BS without a true quantitative class.

Econ - 1) lots of math involved, I am pretty sure a calc requirement, and 2) defaults to a BA so you would have to add something, probably more math classes if you wanted a BS 

So sure, I bet its possible to do, but I think the amount of credit math you would have to do to make it work, would qualify as a math class.  

06/07/2018 - 9:23am well thats annoying

well thats annoying

06/07/2018 - 9:09am hm on my screen my images…

hm on my screen my images got blocked; did they go through? 

06/07/2018 - 9:08am I don't know how to tell you…

I don't know how to tell you this but... 

Image result for gif we fixed the glitch

 

Image result for gif we fixed the glitch

06/06/2018 - 5:05pm I'm under 40 and still keep…

I'm under 40 and still keep and balance my checkbook despite using a financial aggregator and being pretty much cashless.  

Whether you balance a check book or not; teaching someone about their personal cash flow should be a must.  

 

06/06/2018 - 4:56pm Is there a way to tell when…

Is there a way to tell when a post in new?  I think that feature got dropped

06/06/2018 - 4:54pm eh not quite; it sounds even…

eh not quite; it sounds even more remedial:  

"Students whose majors don't involve heavy math or science can now take quantitative literacy classes, in which lessons focus on real-life applications of math such as calculating millage rates or converting different units of measurement"

I mean converting units of measurement is what you have Alexa for; millage rates are the most basic of multiplication / division.  Both of those are FAR more basic "life" math. 

Teaching someone that there is a difference whether an extra payment goes towards principal (like a mortgage) or is a pre-payment (like student loans) and what the financial impact of that is way more important than converting cups to ounces. 

06/06/2018 - 2:20pm I like the sound of that!

I like the sound of that!

06/06/2018 - 1:43pm maybe I am the paranoid type…

maybe I am the paranoid type; but what if Clemson or another alliance stabs us in the back? 

06/06/2018 - 12:29pm I read your commentary and…

I read your commentary and think good things are happening, but then I look at the map and it looks worse.  My brain can't reconcile these differences

06/06/2018 - 12:13pm if you can't get into…

if you can't get into college, go to state! 

06/06/2018 - 12:12pm Listen - i don't expect…

Listen - i don't expect everyone to get through calc, linear algebra for dif eqs; but having enough basic math to balance your check book, understanding compound interest and amortizing loans feels like an absolute MUST. 

Now you could say that colleges don't teach that now and I agree, but change it to be life math instead and make it absolutely required.  

06/06/2018 - 12:08pm since points don't work…

since points don't work... irregardles?? *ducks*

06/06/2018 - 11:22am hmm although we can't vote…

hmm although we can't vote the OP; so we can judge comments just not OPs

06/06/2018 - 11:22am I also see that - and I also…

I also see that - and I also see we can now vote and down again!  order restored