|04/12/2018 - 10:26pm||Here Ya Go ...|
|04/10/2018 - 10:46pm||LOL||
|04/07/2018 - 4:53pm||Yep||
I would definitely feel a lot safer surrounded by autonomous vehicles than by the normal drivers I encounter every day on the roads.
One day driving a car will be quaint -- like riding a horse.
They should ban every non-autonomous car from Manhattan as soon as possible.
Getting a drivers license will soon be akin to getting a pilots license.
|01/24/2018 - 4:36pm||How does the NBA even get 1%||
How does the NBA even get 1% of wagers unless they run the gambling process themselves exclusively?
|11/13/2017 - 5:13pm||Welp ...||
My wife, kids, and I will be the maize and blue foursome sitting in a giant sea of red at the top of section Q.
|10/28/2017 - 10:10pm||3x||
3 x .5% = 1.5%
Our odds are improving!
|08/29/2017 - 9:38pm||They're testing self-burning||
They're testing self-burning couches in East Lansing.
|08/27/2017 - 10:10am||US dollars are never used by||
US dollars are never used by criminals in illicit trade and money laundering. SEC boosters always pay recruits with bags full of bitcoin.
|08/26/2017 - 10:22am||Slow reps until muscle failure||
Slow reps until muscle failure. Done properly, you can get more muscle building accomplished in 30 minutes than most people can in hours and hours of gym time.
|08/25/2017 - 5:40pm||Point taken, but there are,||
Point taken, but there are, and have been, many countries where citizens make that "investment decision" every day with their fiat currencies. People made those decisions in the USA in the 1930s. It's still early in the game.
|08/25/2017 - 5:32pm||I agree that ETH feels like||
I agree that ETH feels like the better long term bet -- but we're still in such early stages it's hard to tell. That said, I still think BTC eventually ends up worth around $25K-30K.
|08/08/2017 - 8:50pm||Jim Brown||
Jim Brown should be in the top 5 of the "all athletes regardless of race" poll.
He played four different varsity sports at Syracuse. In High school, he was also a spectacular basketball AND baseball player. Simply a beast.
Everyone knows about football, but he was also a legendary lacrosse player.
|08/01/2017 - 10:28am||Hydrogen storage/refueling||
Hydrogen storage/refueling infrastructure = pretty big obstacle.
|08/01/2017 - 10:23am||That's the case for giant||
That's the case for giant reactors built in the 1960s and 1970s -- not to mention the cost of insuring them. Newer reactors being designed, especially molten salt reactors using the thorium fuel cycle, are smaller, far safer, and less expensive. The biggest obstacle of all may be the US nuclear regulatory apparatus, so I'd expect to see some of these reactors popping up on military bases first.
|07/28/2017 - 10:27am||"Malfunction" seems a bit||
"Malfunction" seems a bit understated.
|07/14/2017 - 11:58pm||Was waiting for someone to mention McCartney.||
Was waiting for someone to mention McCartney. I'd also add John Lennon for good measure.
Also, no Mick Jagger yet? Pretty soulful voice on the Stones' more bluesy stuff.
|07/10/2017 - 9:35pm||Children being born today...||
Children being born today will likely never learn to drive. Sooner than you think, getting a driver's license will be akin to getting a pilot's license. When a fully automated car is seen to be safer than a human operated car, the tipping point will come very quickly.
It's not just the ~30,000 deaths/year in the USA. Think of all the other health, legal, and infrastructure costs associated with human drivers. Auto accidents are an immense industry -- and very little of it is value added. Parking spaces no longer need to consume valuable real estate in cities or near where you work. Your home's two car garage can be used for better things than storing your cars.
Seniors who are no longer able to drive can extend their quality of life for years by being able to get around without finding someone to drive them. Same with the handicapped.
I look forward to the day when -- instead of taking an airplane -- I can simply get in a car in the evening and get a good sleep while it drives through the night to my destination.
The timing may be inaccurate, but "full automation never happening" is simply short-sighted.
|06/29/2017 - 10:54pm||Whatever decision Dolan||
Whatever decision Dolan makes, I expect it to be a bad decision.
|06/22/2017 - 10:38pm||Stop trying to make "fetch"||
Stop trying to make "fetch" happen.
|06/05/2017 - 1:19am||Hmm||
Unless something has changed recently, US Central Command (CENTCOM) has its forward headquarters in Qatar. I would think that arrangement would get awkward quickly if Qatar had meaningful ties to Iran.
|05/21/2017 - 5:41pm||Recruiting hotbeds are changing, too||
Recruiting hotbeds are changing, too. There's some serious talent developing in the Chicago area now, for instance. I remember when every collegiate lacrosse roster had kids almost exclusively from the mid-atlantic, Long Island, and upstate NY. That's changing.
|05/20/2017 - 11:47pm||Yep||
It was a BBC series -- although it's available on Netflix now -- and I liked it a lot. (I watched it prior to reading the book).
|05/20/2017 - 11:01pm||Heavy for the Vintage||
I've re-read chapter 25 dozens of times. Only a few pages long, but some of the most powerful and poignant writing you can find.
|05/20/2017 - 9:56pm||Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell||
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell
(prior to that I read Ready Player One, which was great -- and is going to be a Spielberg movie in 2018)
|05/15/2017 - 2:11pm||Or hopefully ....||
|05/13/2017 - 1:31pm||2010||
I'd go to 2010 and buy $10,000 of bitcoin.
|05/04/2017 - 7:02pm||Some of My Favorites||
BBC's In Our Time
|05/03/2017 - 12:50am||Actually ...||
They're all just a variety of short, pithy expressions inspired by fortune cookies.
|05/01/2017 - 9:01pm||What person with an IQ above||
What person with an IQ above room temperature wouldn't be in favor of that?
|04/23/2017 - 10:46am||Perfect Job|
|04/21/2017 - 12:50pm||In the 10 years I worked at one of my former employers ...||
In the 10 years I worked at one of my former employers -- at an office of around 200 people:
Three guys committed suicide; two by gunshot, one by hanging.
One guy dropped dead of a heart attack in the men's room stall while apparently "servicing" himself.
Another guy went to prison for murdering a prostitute.
(This was my first job out of college, and helped opened my eyes to how sheltered I'd been and how crazy the world really is.)
|04/21/2017 - 12:20pm||Some occupations make you||
Some occupations make you realize pretty quickly that civilization is a mirage.
|04/21/2017 - 12:02pm||Or ...||
Or, he might just be getting ready to go on a serial killing spree.
|04/20/2017 - 3:06pm||I've had too many crazy||
I've had too many crazy coworkers to list here.
One of my favorites, however, was "Sarah" -- who later changed her name to "Elwin." She was a big, heavy lady who loved dressing up and role-playing at renaissance fairs.
I used to work at a facility that had a big warehouse that provided spare parts to our company worldwide. I once heard her complaining to the warehouse manager that a galvanized bucket she had brought home from the warehouse leaked -- and it had leaked all over her apartment floor. The manager told her the bucket was not really intended to hold liquids (it was for rags).
Manager: "What did you put in the bucket? Water?"
(Note: This was in Hartford, CT)
|04/20/2017 - 2:40pm||He takes his Friday pay in mgopoints||
He takes his Friday pay in mgopoints -- which aren't convertible to airline miles or hotel stays yet ... but just you wait.
|04/20/2017 - 2:30pm||Like finding the sucker at||
Like finding the sucker at the poker table, if you can't identify the crazy coworker in your office then the crazy coworker is probably you.
|04/15/2017 - 5:15pm||Awaiting all the glass half||
<--- Awaiting all the glass half empty folks' observations that they lost the Spring game as well.
|03/13/2017 - 10:15am||Jim Harbaugh in family jedi competition||
Jim Harbaugh in family jedi competition
|03/07/2017 - 9:32pm||Favorites That Immediately Come to Mind||
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
|03/07/2017 - 1:34pm||The kid went limp...||
"He had grabbed [the defender's] collarbone."
I was sure this line was going to read: "He had pulled out [the defender's] lungs."
|03/05/2017 - 9:10pm||I'll take the over on that||
I'll take the over on that bet.
|02/26/2017 - 9:25pm||For $350 ...||
For $350 I can pay some guy to ride my bike for me.
|02/26/2017 - 9:22pm||Yep||
PGA Tour player. First choice by a mile.
|02/25/2017 - 11:43pm||Sitkowski committed to Miami||
Sitkowski committed to Miami this evening, fwiw.
|02/25/2017 - 1:29pm||I just want Daniel Faalele in||
I just want Daniel Faalele in this class.
|02/24/2017 - 2:10pm||Yep||
Title IX, and viability of non-revenue sports at many schools, in general.
|02/22/2017 - 10:12pm||Or wear a spacesuit. :)||
Or wear a spacesuit. :)
|02/22/2017 - 3:28pm||Harbaugh already planning||
Harbaugh already planning educational spring training trip to Trappist-1.
|02/18/2017 - 9:49pm||Tell me why you don't like Mondays.||
Did the silicon chip inside your head get switched to overload?
|02/16/2017 - 8:06pm||Push that blocking sled!||
Push that blocking sled! Watch out for that windmill!