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06/15/2018 - 3:59pm I have had DISH for several…

I have had DISH for several years at two locations and only lose a signal during torrential rains. It only affected watching a game once. Many games you can stream on ESPN as a backup if you have Dish.

I hate Comcast with a passion. Whenever I have had a problem with Dish they have responded well. They wanted to charge me for a service call recently but I kept pushing back and they did it for free.

Before I moved back to Ann Arbor the only internet provider I could choose was Comcast - I have switched to ATT but they are looking to jack me up next month so I may go to Comcast for internet only. I'd been a Comcast customer for 20 years and I am thrilled to be gone.

06/15/2018 - 12:55pm You might need to reanimate…

You might need to reanimate Perles to get his perspective. How many years until Dantonio and Izzo are on the BOT?

06/15/2018 - 10:51am He has put a crap ton of…

He has put a crap ton of cronies in high paying jobs so he may be reluctant to resign. Plus remember that the BOT include Joel Ferguson who makes Engler seem enlightened. Plus some of the other BOT members are knuckleheads. As we have learned never assume anything will be done correctly with the current administration and BOT.

06/13/2018 - 11:57am me too. would be interesting…

me too. would be interesting to see traffic stats since the change.

06/13/2018 - 11:54am spacing! I agree the issue…

spacing! I agree the issue is too much whitespace, too much scrolling. I am sure I will like it better over time but just too much space between everything. Right now I prefer old.

05/28/2018 - 11:10am Agreed MSU 2015

While in the big picture the MSU game with the punting fiasco was not important - it is my personal worst. For a lucky team like that to get a gift like that and then name it and claim it as an earned win is the worst feeling.

05/21/2018 - 3:34pm A friend worked with

Richard Harden. You guessed it he did not use Richard, Rich, Richard as his first name - but instead used Dick Harden. My dad had an elderly woman client - Mrs Harry Nut.

05/17/2018 - 3:15pm Old man

RR '76. We sucked at everything but hockey.

05/15/2018 - 4:12pm along with

Dingle balls and pillows in the back :-)

EDIT - I forgot static strips as well.

05/15/2018 - 4:04pm Agreed

I have a 2017 "midsized" club cab Chevy Colorado that seems bigger (it is a foot longer) and carries less than my first truck a 1966 Chevy 1/2 Ton.

Full sized trucks today are monsters. I remember owning an Datsun pickup - a great econobox truck.

05/15/2018 - 3:54pm I saw a graph showing

There are more than 100 million lines of code in a new car, mostly produced by humans. They test the hell out of it, but still...

05/15/2018 - 3:45pm I have 2 CRVs

I have 2 CRVs. My toaster looks better and may even be faster. But since my wife and daughter drive them I am okay with that.

We had a mid 2000s Murano that looked great at that time.

If i was buying I would have chosen a Subaru Crosstrek last time but my wife preferred the CRV

 

05/15/2018 - 3:39pm I have put about 150k miles on Chevy Trucks since 2005

I have put about 150k miles on Chevy Trucks since 2005 without any of the failures you note.

Now some of my Chrysler cars were crap.

Different people have different expiences. I have had Audis - great cars but expensive if anything does break, a Porsche that was expensive to fix, Nissan, Honda, Lotus, Mercury, Dodge, Chrysler, Datsun, Jeep, Pontiac, Mini Cooper - all have been pretty decent but I do not keep most cars past 100k and several were lease cars.

The only brand I would stay away from based on personal experience are Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep - despite the fact I like many of the Jeeps and am looking forward to seeing the Jeep truck.

05/15/2018 - 2:15pm Just wait.

I work in the world of Internet of Things. They will have all these sensors talking back to the appliance manufacturer and auto maker and even the shirt you are wearing.

This could be good in that hopefully they will be able to proactivly fix things - or tell you something is about to break. But it will give them endless upsell options - "I have noticed your car is especially smelly, would you like an air freshner?"

"I see you can't park for shit, would you like to upgrade to our auto park feature for $9.99 a month?"

05/15/2018 - 2:07pm Same thing

My Jeep rental car also had the auto stop feature that made me crazy. What was odd is that you could put it in park and it would run forever.

05/04/2018 - 6:35pm Had a similar call from Case Western for Engineering

Got a call from CW for both my kids. But with only a weekend to decide and a massive cost differential both kids choose in state schools.

Neither got into Michigan out of High School, Michigan does zero favors for Alumni kids.

My daughter graduated from GVSU in Engineering and my son has two degrees from Michigan. He was accepted into Michigan after one semester at GVSU and just finished his Masters from SEAS formerly SNRE.

05/04/2018 - 2:08pm without leaving my donation level

I could not improve my seats without leaving my donation level, so I stayed put. I am about as close to the edge of my donation level as I can.

I prefer being in the middle of the section and not the aisle- because your sight lines are better when people walk up and down.

For basketball I had our aisle and people going up and down during the game were a pain.

04/26/2018 - 1:16pm Our version of the

We will get new Chrysler K cars and GM X cars or other cars rushed to market when gas prices rise.

04/26/2018 - 1:11pm Amazon Prime

If you have Prime try Bosch. I think there are 3 seasons.

04/25/2018 - 8:32pm Not a ton of time in TC

I do not spend a ton of time in TC, a few days a summer. A couple of summers ago I was lucky enough to spend the summer at my cottage north of Manistee. Hope to do it again soon.

At one point I would have chosen TC as my favorite place to live and I still love downtown but like anything it's gotten a bit more crowded especially in the summer.

I used to have a place north of Northport at the tip of the Leelanau Penisula near the lighthouse, but driving an hour past TC to get there was tough.

My current place is near Pierport which has an artesian well with a plaque saying it is "Old Facefull", kind of fits this thread. I am a bit south of Arcadia Bluffs golf course - I don't golf anymore and am too cheap to play there anymore but it is near to have nearby. They have a second course opening up nearby.

I have not made it up north much because I am living in a fixer in Ann Arbor and trying to get much of it fixed before I get too old and more broken down.

04/25/2018 - 5:40pm Not Glen Lake but not to far
Not Glen Lake but not to far away and Lake Michigan frontage.
 
So not Leelanau County but southern Benzie County. About 30 mins south of Frankfort, 45 mins to Empire/Glen Lake less than an hour from Traverse City. The house looks to be in good shape 100ft of Lake Michigan. Sandy beach. It has been for sale for awhile so i think iot could be had for less.
 
I have no interest in this property but have a place close by.
 
13694 Lakeview Rd,Bear Lake, MI 49614
04/25/2018 - 2:23pm That is why I keep sharing

That is why I keep sharing this story. If alumni along with students and faculty can apply pressure to the BOT and Engler maybe things change.

The problem is they - Reclaim MSU - had a rally to oust the board and Engler last Friday and the turnout was maybe a hundred people. It proved to me that the vast majority of students, faculty, staff and alumni do not care.

If they do not care enough then I hope the University is sued into oblivion and students who do care transfer to other Universities..

04/25/2018 - 12:51pm Zion, Sleeping Bear, headed to Yellowstone in May

I would say Zion was fantastic. You can fly into Las Vegas and get to Zion, Arches, the northern part of the Grand Canyon. I have not been to many of the parks mentioned but I would put Utah parks as the best I have visited.

In early May we have a trip to Yellowstone before my son starts work at Sleeping Bear. Seems like a portion of the park will be closed due to snaow but should also be less crowded.

I like the parks in the west becasue they are so different than the midwest.

04/25/2018 - 12:45pm Carlsbad Caverns

The most I remember about Carlsbad Caverns was that half of the other visitors were speaking Spanish and the lot was full of cars I did not recognize with Mexico plates. So it is an international destination - as are most of the parks.

04/25/2018 - 12:38pm My son

Seconded. My son - a Michigan SNRE/SEAS Alumnus starts his 3rd summer working at Sleeping Bear doing Ecology restoration work. Hoping to turn it into a full time gig at somepoint.

Real Estate prices in the area never really bounced back from the 2008 decline so the cost might not be as expensive as you think. There is a house with 100' of lake Michigan frontage near me (south of Frankfort) for $450k  - and it has been for sale for a long time. It is not cheap, especially for a second home but probably about the cost of a house in Ann Arbor.

04/25/2018 - 11:58am I am beginning to he hopeful

I am beginning to he hopeful that lawyers will take every last dime from MSU. Might take years to do so however. Any kind of jury trial - without 100% Spartan slappies - would favor ther plaintiffs.

04/19/2018 - 8:46am I am so old

I am so old the McDonalds on campus was new - next to Nickels Arcade long since demolished. That was Sunday night dinner for West Quad. 

04/17/2018 - 10:45am 1. Full time professional

1. Full time professional referees for Power 5 college sports with their grades posted

2. MLB Baseball - May - September including the World Series. Also 1 minute between innings for commercials rather than 2. Put advertising everyeher on the uniform to offset the loss of TV revenue.

3. For nothern college baseball. Leave the NCAA and play with wooden bats in May-August

4. For NCAA basketball. Either direct to the pros or stay 3 years. Same for college hockey.

04/16/2018 - 5:23pm Beilein "Mr March"

Beilein "Mr March"

or #MeTooMSU 

or #NotOkayMSU

 

 

04/09/2018 - 5:53pm I am approaching that age

I am approaching that age and hope to do the same if I can ever get my A2 fixer upper finished.

04/09/2018 - 5:00pm I'll be there

I'll be there, I can't puss out like those MSU fans last weekend.

04/09/2018 - 4:58pm You would love anywhere

You would love anywhere where you were getting sex twice a day.

04/09/2018 - 4:49pm Do you like classic cars?

If you like classic cars then you have seen the ads for Hagerty Insurance in Traverse City. But not much industry outside of tourism. But I know a few people who do telecomuting tech jobs in TC.

04/09/2018 - 3:53pm Many

Ann Arbor, Traverse City (3 seasons), Sedona, AZ (does not get quite as hot as Phoenix), Boulder, CO, Lexington/Louisville, KY, Santa Fe, NM

I don't care how good the weather is in California. Between the congestion and cost I would not live there as much as I like San Diego.

I recently moved back to Ann Arbor, I only wish I had been able to afford a place walking distance to downtown/campus. I can walk to games but it is a bit of a haul.

Ideal scenario: Ann Arbor Spring/Fall, Lake Michigan in the Summer, and Sedona in the winter.

04/09/2018 - 3:50pm I like Louisville/Lexington

I like Louisville/Lexington and have often wondered about Chattanooga. Still have seasons but weather is much better.

04/09/2018 - 3:48pm Second Santa Fe

Second Santa Fe, Albuquerque is a pit from what I saw.

04/09/2018 - 3:47pm I have heard great things about Austin

I have heard great things about Austin, but it sounds like it is outgrowing it's infrastructure and is getting congested. 

04/09/2018 - 2:19pm Wasn't

Wasn't Payday in the pool scene of Caddyshack?

04/09/2018 - 2:15pm Black licorice

Black licorice and of course Good n Plenty, malted milk balls...

04/04/2018 - 11:42am Not sure

Not sure we have seen enough of Davis. He seems athletic enough for the small time I have seen him. I also think you will see Teske as an option to stretch the floor. Evidently he has range out to the 3 point line. Time will tell how good he is at it.

03/31/2018 - 11:08pm I thought

It was a Vespa or another scooter horn

03/31/2018 - 8:52am I like Wilton

I like Wilton but this process seems botched. Making a decision to leave before talking to Harbaugh. Skipping being with the team for bowl preparation so you could join a new team in January only to delay your decision. Michigan then grabs a transfer blocking any slim chance of you return. Not looking at a considerable downgrade in competition. He has some success as a starter but is looking at a Shane Morris transfer level of competition. This cannot be working out as he imagined.

03/31/2018 - 8:43am If you

If you like living in a place that feels like one big suburban area and if you love malls and chain restaurants. I get why people like it, but there is not much character there.

03/30/2018 - 8:58am I have often wondered why

I have often wondered why we put so much importance on foreign languages - which are important - but little focus on some of lifes basic issues. The lack of basic economic education -and one that bothers me - is a complete lack of the understanding of logic. I took a Philosophy class on logic at Michigan that was very helpful, not for only understanding basic logic arguments but also for understanding some of the underlying concepts of computer code.

Whenever I hear someone  infer a causal relationship because two things occur at the same time I think back to that class.

03/29/2018 - 5:24pm Another reason

Added incentive to get accepted! When I attended the Business School there was no language requirement. I did not take a language in middle school (known then as Junior High) or High School.

If I did not get into business school I would have been starting my first foreign language classes as a junior at Michigan. I appreciate those of you who are multilinguists!

03/29/2018 - 5:21pm Agreed

I work for one of those evil empire type companies - that is big on diversity as long as diversity does not include anyone over 40. I think as you get older with a family - at least for me - goals change. Not so much about money.

But I also worry about simply "following your dream" with no idea how to support yourself doing so. 

03/29/2018 - 5:13pm 1980

1980. A couple noteable classmates were Fritz Henderson who became GM's President for a short time and George Foussianes. Both were Michigan baseball players.

George was first team All-Big Ten honors in 1979 and 1980 and third team All-America honors in 1980 and went tp play in the Tigers minor league system. He was also pretty successful on wall street - http://forosgroup.com/people/george-foussianes/ and a geniunely nice guy.

03/29/2018 - 4:45pm Usually I respect your opinion

But I do not agree. I think MBA's are often over valued unless it is combined with something like engineering. This was a long time ago but the cirruculum at Michigan between BBA's and MBA's was very similar in my time, the professors the same.

My company is now really focsuing on recruiting "no collar" employees without college degrees but with specific skills we are seeking. 

03/29/2018 - 4:39pm Me too '80's

I am sure it has changed a lot. I think we only had about 200 BBA's in my class. A lot went into accounting or on to law school. Schlubs like me went into marketing/sales. The economy was horrific in the early 1980's - your money market account was earning 14%.

"In January 1980 the U.S. economy entered a recession that, at the time, was the most significant since the Great Depression. One of the causes of the early 1980s recession was the Iranian Revolution of 1979, which sparked a second large round of oil price increases."

 

03/29/2018 - 4:32pm Ok

I graduated from Ross in the 80's and my goal was to make a lot of money. Nothing wrong with that. I would say my goals changed over time but making a good living is never a bad goal. My daughter choose engineering because she wanted to make a good living.

My father grew up post depression and choose to be a Pharmacist because he felt it was something that was very employable.

My son has chosen a more altruistic carreer and I am cool with that as well but his path to supporting himself will be more difficult. 

No one should have to apologize for wanting to make a lot of money as long as they are not screwing over somebody or something - the environment for example.