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02/16/2018 - 1:05pm To everyone reading this:We

To everyone reading this:
We have a problem in our country with both sides of the aisle straw-manning their idea of the other side in order to avoid reconciling more well thought out positions. Regrettably those straw men do actually exist on both sides and through their idiocy reinforce our divisions.

I'm just saying... I know not all republicans are self-declared nazis even though there were a handful of nazis marching for trump. also, this guy for liberals.

10/11/2017 - 7:53pm I assume they're talking

I assume they're talking about the obvious targeting. Or not obvious because apparently I have no idea what targeting is.

Has anyone else noticed that his human missile approach results in a lot of hits where you think "oh shit, he's gone." And then the refs ignore it?

09/19/2017 - 1:11pm Good read, also the links.  

Good read, also the links.   His first few points are basically "it's not conclusive, the science isnt all in yet"  Which... yea, obviously.  

But he actually does reference some interesting and recent studies that show some contrary evidence.


09/08/2017 - 5:57pm Ah yes, the old "other sports

Ah yes, the old "other sports have concussions too" argument.


CTE risk is not the same as concussion count.

09/03/2017 - 4:18pm hewing pretty hard to his

hewing pretty hard to his narrative here.    Explanations are like:  "we didn't get outclassed!  see this play where the offensive line gets blown back two yards, making the QB trip, and then the very same defensive lineman makes an amazing tackle in open space?  Yea, well, what this shows is that our coach isn't trusting our players!  That's the real problem."

08/01/2017 - 12:26pm wait, you're advocating a

wait, you're advocating a mandate that we must pay someone to provide a useless service just so that person will have a job?


Good plan.  Why have any unemployment?  We can just mandate more services that add no value!  I don't see a problem, do you?

08/01/2017 - 12:15pm exactly.  When you ignore the

exactly.  When you ignore the other evidence the school is considering, the other witnesses, and any additional info that their investigation turned up, then sure, this is a slippery slope.

07/18/2017 - 10:48am I always encourage youngsters

I always encourage youngsters in America to play soccer. I think every American boy should play soccer until the eighth grade and then they should play football

If this came from anyone else, I'd think they were just trying to piss off all of Europe.

06/15/2017 - 3:56pm will it not increase tuition?

It's funded in perpetuity? it will it not drive tuition increases?

06/15/2017 - 3:32pm Got to wonder how this

Got to wonder how this affects kids whos parents make 70k, especially if they aren't helping to pay for college.  Presumably it is increasing everyone elses tuition by some significant amount?

06/07/2017 - 4:00pm I only skimmed it for now but

I only skimmed it for now but isn't it rolling quantity of league inequality in with the stratification capability of skill?

for example, if in soccer there was one pro team, one highschool team, and one third grade team, and that was the league, wouldn't it look like a highly skill dependant game according to this metric because the season records were always (X-0), (X/2,X/2), and (0,X)?

Obviously that league wouldn't be more skill dependant than a soccer league where the teams were roughly equal in skill and the records were more random, but this would say it was.

05/17/2017 - 8:04pm This is a terrible, awful

This is a terrible, awful graph.

No reason to condense m with everyone else. That distance is the main thing it should be showing.

05/15/2017 - 6:37pm NO ONE REPLY


05/15/2017 - 6:36pm See... I don't know if these

See... I don't know if these other people have really thought this through.

03/21/2017 - 1:00pm Why does this case look at

Why does this case look at all like a legal slam dunk? I'm no lawyer, but they both say she went after him in the closet and that he was trying to get away (either to the closet or out of the house).

She doesn't remember how she got on the ground, he has an account for that.

This seems to me more in his favor than a he said / she said, based on what they agree on, but that's without accounting for gender.

Do you mean it's a slam dunk in his favor?

03/20/2017 - 2:10pm That Beilein picture, my god,

That Beilein picture, my god, that Beilein picture.

02/14/2017 - 1:47pm The sensor suite on autonomus

The sensor suite on autonomus cars needs to report reckless drivers.

02/14/2017 - 1:39pm Anybody saying they want to

Anybody saying they want to keep manual control so they can go faster than all the timid autonomous cars is being short-sighted.

If full autonomy is mandatory, speed limits can be 110+. If you want to go fast, that's the real answer.

If you want to drive for fun, go to a track. If you stay on the road so you can go "fast" (85+), you make everyone else in the world go 65 so they have margin to react in case they encounter reckless (human) driver.

02/11/2017 - 3:21pm are you suggesting that the

are you suggesting that the other lean would either

a) rather die than ask strangers for money

b) has enough money to not die

02/11/2017 - 3:20pm For me, this always raises

For me, this always raises questions of appropriateness, verification, insurance, and I regret to say even the political situation.  The counter argument seems to be that if you have any humanity at all, you don't need to worry about those because someone's relative is suffering right now.

I suggest that unless we can have a standard for dealing with verification and insurance questions, to just say it's not appropriate here.


02/10/2017 - 3:01pm why must we speak in

why must we speak in riddles? 

02/07/2017 - 9:00pm I know the F35 is expensive,

I know the F35 is expensive, but I'm pretty sure the F22 is more expensive, no matter if we're talking about procurement, flight hour or lifecycle cost .....


02/07/2017 - 2:45pm I dont know, a temporay ew

I dont know, a temporay ew disabling just as a statement, no follow up attack, sounds to me like something China or Russia would absolutely try do in their respective contested seas.

Anyway sounds like we agree - if there was more to it it would warrant a tougher response.

02/07/2017 - 12:59pm Pure speculation here, but

Pure speculation here, but I'm guessing there aren't too many Bama fans at this point who would see a 9th place finish as icing on the cake of a tenth place finish.

02/07/2017 - 12:51pm This "no politics" rule is

This "no politics" rule is super complicated apparently.

02/07/2017 - 12:36pm Are you sure the f22 is

Are you sure the f22 is cheaper? I've never seen that claimed before.

Also yea the f22 is more active, the program is more than a decade older both in service and program start. That's not really a knock against the f35.

02/07/2017 - 12:10pm I'm not saying ew against

I'm not saying EW against infrastructure or a ship isn't technically an act of war, I'm saying we wouldn't start ww3 over it if no one was hurt.

If we really responded with an overwhelming attack and (shockingly) a war breaks out, your argument would become "well they made our computers reboot once, so technically *they* started the war!"

How's that sound in hindsight?

02/07/2017 - 10:07am 4)I kind of doubt it. 


I kind of doubt it.  Responding to a temporary disabling with any major physical attack wouldn't be worth it.

Response should make the aggression a net loss for them.  Counter EW would just disclose our capability as a "punishment".  Physical attack would be looked at as starting WW3 out of spite.

Thats why economic sanctions are generally used.  It's a clear net loss for the aggressor, even though a lot of hawks look at them as a weak response.

01/20/2017 - 6:02pm Yes you can have competitive

Yes you can have competitive rock climbing, but if you just go out to the mountain on your own, is that not sport?  he posted a definition that wouldn't include it.  I'm trying to illustrate that the definition isn't so clear - wouldn't we all agree that it is sport?

01/20/2017 - 3:52pm By the above definition of

By the above definition of sport, if I go windsurfing, it's not sport because there is no other team.

I would think almost everyone would agree that windsurfing, rock climbing, etc *are* sports, (or historically were until the word evolved) and when you start to involve rules and points, it becomes more of a game (not that something can't be both)

Secondly, if we want to be purist and protective of the meaning of words, rest assured that it isn't called "sport", it's called "esport". It's a different word with a different meaning. The words aptly share some similarity as esports also require practice, teamwork, recreation, competition, etc.

I really don't see what the problem is.

01/20/2017 - 12:55pm I never understood why people

I never understood why people are so protective of the boundaries of ill-defined concepts.

You all know what competitive computer games are, regardless of if you agree on if they are to be called a sport, so what difference does it make?


01/20/2017 - 12:36pm The issue with that argument

The issue with that argument is that concussion risk is not predictive of CTE risk.

They are more detectable and manageable than the condition that we are *actually* trying to avoid, but it hasn't been shown at all (as far as I know) that managing concussions is a good proxy for managing CTE.

01/19/2017 - 1:12pm HEY NO POLITICS


01/06/2017 - 2:59pm Since the joke is long dead

Since the joke is long dead, did you notice that the avatar referring to the presidential digs on 5th Ave is putin?

Correcting him that his digs are in the Kremlin is true.

01/05/2017 - 11:54am I agree. Violence in sports

I agree. Violence in sports beyond the rules of the game should only be regulated by fear of reprisal. Once you figure out which team would win if it came down to full-on martial combat, then what does it matter who is better at some namby pamby game. You've got no business going through life without being able to fight to the death against anyone anywhere anytime.

12/22/2016 - 3:45pm the Mgoblog platform

The need to be unbiased kiiiinda undemines the mgoblog platform in this hy-po-thetical public grading report.

12/22/2016 - 3:39pm I completely agree.  The

I completely agree.  The report sounded like it just addressed the accuracy of each call, and didn't address whether one team was favored on the whole.

12/22/2016 - 3:37pm Honestly I agree with the

Honestly I agree with the report in general that:

the darboh tackle and the weber hit were the main egregious non-calls.

Most everything else was more or less a coin flip, (cant be called a blown call) but those all seemed to go for ohio.

12/20/2016 - 10:56am Not sure what that means but

Not sure what that means but thanks for the answer.

12/20/2016 - 9:37am Not to complain about the

Not to complain about the quality of the gif, but is that trump?

12/16/2016 - 3:36pm Do non-liberals tell you

Do non-liberals tell you otherwise, or is that how you tell the difference?

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12/07/2016 - 3:38pm It's a fair point that no

It's a fair point that no single one of Peppers' stats is by itself world-shattering, but I would say that his defensive stats are pretty fantastic, and the fact that he adds 750 yards of offense on top of fantastic defensive stats..... on the whole, I would say he does have spectacular numbers.

12/07/2016 - 3:04pm He writes:"Peppers' numbers

He writes:

"Peppers' numbers are dwarfed by those compiled by the Heisman frontrunner, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson"

Oh really?  How many tackles, sacks, TFL, interceptions, and return yards does Lamar Jackson have?

I know he meant to imply "offensive numbers" (numbers that heisman voters usually look at).

I'm just saying that hypothetically if I were writing an article about why a defensive player deserves the heisman, it would have a rebuke of voters always assuming offensive stats are more important than defensive stats rather than making that same assumption.

Lamar jackson has peers.  Peppers does not. 

12/02/2016 - 3:15pm I tried it for a few days,

I tried it for a few days, then switched back to win7.

didnt like that they pushed you to be logged in online to a Microsoft account (sharing everything you do with them, presumably) in order to get some basic functionality on your desktop with cortana, like just searching your own computer.

I'll admit I'm not sure if they have since changed that or if there were ways around it or what, but it seemed like whatever I tried to do they were asking me to log in.

Also i dont have a touchscreen, so I really didn't see anything useful that I was getting from it.


11/30/2016 - 1:34pm Hey everybody: Ole Luther is

Hey everybody: Ole Luther is a season ticket holder! We got ourselves a real, live season ticket holder over here!

11/29/2016 - 1:12pm Well that depends... would

Well that depends... would "more short" mean "longer"?

11/21/2016 - 12:53pm that was the joke... I think.

that was the joke... I think.

10/13/2016 - 9:40am brings to mind harbaugh's

brings to mind harbaugh's idiom for Jake:  "Tougher than a two dollar steak"

Considering the amount we won by, it probably was almost a two dollar steak.

10/13/2016 - 12:27am .