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05/09/2018 - 2:41am Spaceballs soon

when will soon be now?

04/23/2018 - 2:47am wow.

where are we in the rankings?

04/15/2018 - 7:44pm Are you fucking serious?

What is wrong with you?

04/11/2018 - 2:25am thread over


02/25/2018 - 10:21pm I love the islay

lagavulin 16 is my go to

01/04/2018 - 2:43am practicing foreign relations

practicing foreign relations

09/23/2017 - 10:54am Youtube TV has FS2 as well

I recorded that as well. 

09/22/2017 - 8:57pm LOL, I just discovered this too and have a thread below about it


09/22/2017 - 8:56pm It's a streaming TV service with a Cloud DVR

So it's just like watching at home wherever you are live, and if you can't make it live, you can record it to the cloud and stream that to your phone/tv wherever you are. It's really cheap too and has a one month trial. Has all the networks you care about.

09/22/2017 - 8:13pm Youtube TV is your friend

I just signed up for a free trial of youtube TV. This will do the trick.

07/15/2017 - 4:23pm don't waste your time at Texas

miserable. games are six hours. they do serve beer though.

07/14/2017 - 2:12am I remember the walk off magglio hit

believe it sent the tigers to the world series in 06 with a sweep over the A's

07/11/2017 - 4:16pm hey wd

please unblock me on Twitter! the vw rules

06/24/2017 - 2:45am lol

it will be hilarious when UC schools have to forefeit games in the South. way to go California. BTW the intent is fine. this will be pretty hard to implement

06/01/2017 - 1:33am you can get them on

doubtful they're authentic but you can do it. according to a friend.

05/31/2017 - 12:26pm he's got me blocked on Twitter

so there's that

05/19/2017 - 11:28pm chugging some vouvray wine.

soooooo good

05/07/2017 - 8:53pm I was there

it sucked

04/19/2017 - 1:29am Got a small CA Refund last year

Forgot I had to claim it on my federal return this year. fuckers. I get it, but damn it. at least CA didn't​ tax my wife's unemployment or hit us with AMT. But hey the weather's nice and the dams are failing.

04/19/2017 - 1:25am Indeed

Federal spending is much, much more than revenue. Medicare, Medicaid are a huge portion of "non discretionary" spending set to increase as the baby boomers retire. Fun times.

04/19/2017 - 1:23am pretty sure this was on Veep season 4

Love that show.

04/19/2017 - 1:20am credits are different than deductions

Deductions reduce taxable income. if you itemize you essentially get a rebate of whatever bracket you're in at the top marginal rate. I'm somewhat simplifying since the are limitations. credits are better because they just essentially add a dollar to whatever refund you'll receive regardless if you itemize or not which most lower income people do not. sign me up for some credits!

04/19/2017 - 12:06am lmao


04/17/2017 - 3:38pm slack is also integrated with G suite


04/17/2017 - 2:51pm you need "team drives"

the ability to have the organization own the content exists in Google drive. there's also a new slack type product called Hangouts meet.

04/06/2017 - 3:16am worked at AWS

agreed. bruising culture but nobody is more customer obsessed.

04/01/2017 - 10:17pm ditto

sucks. also images and video do not embed.

03/18/2017 - 1:12am drinking Pliny the elder

watched sparty, was depressed.

03/04/2017 - 11:17am plus one to that

well done, sir

03/03/2017 - 12:09am I use the Google app

search. it learns what you like. It sends you alerts and shows cards for your teams.

12/28/2016 - 4:41pm agreed it's just terrible.

that whole organization is terrible

12/28/2016 - 4:40pm Copa was much worse than usual

game on Friday, regular commuters too. felt like I was back on a subway in Taiwan.

12/28/2016 - 4:35pm definitely take vta

that is all.

12/21/2016 - 8:39pm I lol'd

that is all

12/17/2016 - 12:49am Pliny the elder on tap. So

Pliny the elder on tap. So good. Also just took eight home. Mmmmmmm.

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11/17/2016 - 7:56am Lmao.


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11/11/2016 - 7:37pm Pliny the elder

Pouring out a good one for my grandfather who flew on a B24 during the first daylight raid on Berlin.

11/02/2016 - 2:38am I graduated from Texas for

I graduated from Texas for grad school. Went to the Baylor game. Stadium experience is the exact opposite of Michigan. Game takes five plus hours and nobody shows up. Michigan fans have it pretty good. Although you can buy beer in Texas's stadium.

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10/12/2016 - 8:37pm LMAO


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09/03/2016 - 9:57am Anybody watching near Traverse City?

I was thinking of going over to the Blue Tractor near downtown. If anyone else has another location, that's be great too. We're just visiting so I don't know where the regular bar is!

07/21/2016 - 2:30am Haha. Well played sir.

Haha. Well played sir.

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07/19/2016 - 1:15pm Been working really hard on

Been working really hard on my golf game. Down to a 2.6. Playing in a tournament called the "impossible open" this weekend. Partnered up with another one of my coach's students. We're going to try to win the NCGA mid amateur four ball this October in Pebble Beach. We probably won't but the chase is fun.

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06/02/2016 - 1:01pm Very excited for Copa! I will be at the opener in Santa Clara!

Very excited for Copa! I will be at the opener in Santa Clara!

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05/31/2016 - 1:52am Used to be the head coach at

Used to be the head coach at University of Texas Crew (austin). SaigonBlue is right on. As far as club rowing frankly it's Michigan and everybody else.

Put another way: If there were an AP poll for all rowing teams M would definitely be in the top 25.

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05/31/2016 - 1:48am And only 20 scholarships...

And only 20 scholarships...

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05/30/2016 - 11:17am Agree with you. Their

Agree with you. Their segments are usually right to ten minutes with both a national ad like Flo, who I now hate, and then Sam talking about lawn mowers for two minutes. I just skip them as fast as I can but I agree it is annoying.

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05/17/2016 - 3:17am Lol. Clutch comment.

Lol. Clutch comment.

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02/29/2016 - 3:07pm Logged in to +1 Better Call Saul reference

Well played, sir.

02/18/2016 - 9:40pm I'll do my best to summarize, but Ars Technica is your friend

This issue is a big deal. This is not the same as wire tapping (to which tech companies have upped their encryption capabilities drastically)


There are two angles here. The first is technical. I'm in the field and have a bunch of experience working with enterprise customers who want a similar encryption scheme to what the iphone has. The second is legal. I'm not an expert at this but have researched the issue a bit.


  • The FBI is asking Apple to help them to either 1) bypass the maximum of 10 incorrect pin code entries before deleting the phone's data, or 2) Provide a way for non-apple firmware to be installed on the phone, which presumably they'd write and enable the same functionality to brute force it. 

If the 10 passcode limit is gone, then all you have to do to unlock the phone is try 10,000 combinations. Nobody wants that capability in the hands of bad guys.

From Ars:…

The encryption used by the iPhone to protect its storage is a multi-tiered system. At its core are two keys, one embedded in the hardware and the second derived from the PIN. The hardware key is used to generate a file system key that is in turn used to encrypt the file system metadata. That metadata includes an encryption key for each individual file. That per-file key is encrypted using (indirectly) an encryption key that is derived from a combination of the hardware key and the PIN key. As such, without the PIN key, it's impossible to decrypt those per-file keys and hence impossible to decrypt files stored on the iPhone.

This way even if apple owned or possessed the device (see legal section) apple cannot actually comply with a request to produce data. There are a bunch of cloud vendors who offer this kind of service to banking customers, etc. As a consumer, you absolutely want this.



  • The second issue is legal. Essentially the Government is relying on a law from 1789 called the All Writs Act. This law essentially is a catch all requiring people or businesses to assist the government in their investigations. 


The entire text of the law is this:

"(a) The Supreme Court and all courts established by Act of Congress may issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law.

(b) An alternative writ or rule nisi may be issued by a justice or judge of a court which has jurisdiction."…

The government is citing a 1977 supreme court case:

"In the present San Bernardino case, US Attorney Eileen Decker specifically cited New YorkTelephone's "three factor" test. Those factors include the company’s distance, or "remove" from the case; whether the government’s request places an "undue burden" on Apple; and whether the company’s assistance was "necessary.""

Apple, and others probably would use the same argument against these three factors.

Even if the All Writs Act applies, it still cannot be used to accomplish the result that the government seeks. Apple does not possess or control the device. Rather, the government seeks to force Apple to take receipt of a device in the government’s custody and provide what are essentially expert forensic services for the government by bypassing the security on that device to extract data belonging to the device’s owner. This commandeering of Apple personnel and resources to do the government’s investigative work is materially different from asking a communication service provider to access or provide data on its network or in its possession.

Absent clear legal authority, Apple should not be compelled to act as the government’s ‘forensic agent’ to disable security measures Apple built for the benefit of its customers. Should this Court conclude that the All Writs Act does not provide such clear authority, then the Court should err on the side of caution and deny the government’s request.

Apple also will likely cite this dissent in the 1977 supreme court case:


The money quote: 

The use of that writ by the judges appointed by King George III was one British practice that the Revolution was specifically intended to terminate.



02/12/2016 - 3:09am When I was coaching club

When I was coaching club college rowing, every athlete paid out of their own pocket to go listen to me bark at them for 6 hours a day in Louisiana over spring break. And it was the best week of the year. The women's varsity team often hosted teams from ACC and SEC over their respective spring breaks. This is just ludicrous deflection from the scandals at Tennessee and Ole Miss.

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