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01/07/2019 - 12:02pm It's not just a legal term. …

It's not just a legal term.  Rebellions are often said to be quashed, and in my line of work (Computer Architecture) commands and transactions that are suppressed are typically said to be quashed.

11/08/2018 - 3:33pm I think the Revolutionary…

I think the Revolutionary War costumes are just an excuse to fire heavy artillery during a football game.  After all it is New Jersey.

11/08/2018 - 3:25pm Honestly the most…

Honestly the most interesting thing I learned was that Ozzie (of "Ozzie and Harriet") was the Rutger QB.  Never would have guessed that.

11/07/2018 - 12:14pm Easy, choose Scylla.  Better…

Easy, choose Scylla.  Better to lose six men than your entire ship.  This has been a solved problem for almost 3000 years!

10/29/2018 - 9:17am Wouldn’t that be EEPROM?

Wouldn’t that be EEPROM?

10/09/2018 - 3:46pm So what's he doing now?  I'm…

So what's he doing now?  I'm guessing something with turquoise.

09/20/2018 - 7:50pm Written or oral?

Written or oral?

08/22/2018 - 4:37pm I'd say half empty.

I'd say half empty.

07/20/2018 - 5:06pm I am intrigued...

How good…

I am intrigued...

How good is it?

07/20/2018 - 4:52pm We're really not picky with…

We're really not picky with respect to cuisines.  We like everything.  I know that's not exactly helpful in picking a restaurant, but it's true.

The only reason I'm hesitating on Chop House is because we went there a few years ago for my wife's birthday.  A side note, it was in early January, and I still remember that the vegetable of the day was truffle mac and cheese.

07/20/2018 - 4:47pm This would normally be a…

This would normally be a great idea, but we didn't date until after we had both left Ann Arbor.

07/13/2018 - 11:59am "Gauge Away, " that classic…

"Gauge Away, " that classic Pixies song about measuring things.  

06/13/2018 - 1:56pm If on iOS using the Safari…

If on iOS using the Safari browser simply click and hold the "reload" indicator in the tab and you will get a "request desktop site" option.

06/04/2018 - 11:39am How could you fail to mention

How could you fail to mention Norfleet getting a shout out from George Clinton on Twitter after the Atomic Dog dance?  I could die happy if George Clinton told me he was going to be my dog forever!

06/01/2018 - 6:27pm Posting as requested.

Posting as requested.

05/14/2018 - 4:26pm Matt Damon!

Matt Damon!

05/11/2018 - 7:15pm Discord user: pfholland

Discord user: pfholland

04/28/2018 - 6:51pm I’m hardly at the top, but my

I’m hardly at the top, but my path was CE degree to RTL designer to platform architect.

04/28/2018 - 5:59pm Also, to help in landing your

Also, to help in landing your first real job make sure you stand out among your peers. Don’t just take the same classes and do the same projects as everyone else. Take grad level courses as an undergrad, do directed study with a professor, do projects on your own time, etc.

One of the most memorable candidates I ever spoke with (10+ years ago) had built an alarm clock that forced you to solve a SIMON-like puzzle to shut it off. He had the idea because he kept shutting off his alarm clock while not fully awake and oversleeping, but while the idea was solid the fact that he’d actually executed it was what made him stand out.

04/28/2018 - 5:49pm I hit those income milestones

I hit those income milestones by the same ages with only an engineering degree, so to say the real money is in an MBA afterwards is simply not necessarily true. As a general rule excel at what you do and the money will follow.

04/26/2018 - 1:55pm It's worth pointing out that

It's worth pointing out that this large company CEO is the man who replaced Dave Brandon on an interim basis.  CEO of Ford is his next job.  Given his history of great decision making I think it's worth holding off on lumping him in with CEOs like Dave Brandon.

"Look no further than our previous athletic department (how did his next job go?)"

04/13/2018 - 12:20pm Part of me really wants to

Since that tatoo appears to be for the school with the most donations in the last three days part of me really wants to make a large donation in the name of Greendale Community College. Spencer needst an E. Pluribus Anus flag tatoo.

04/09/2018 - 5:24pm Prison?


03/27/2018 - 2:54pm I thought they were from

I thought they were from France...

03/25/2018 - 2:44pm God dammit autocorrect.

God dammit autocorrect.

03/25/2018 - 2:42pm I was expecting, "The state

I was expecting, "The state of Michigan basketball is string."

03/24/2018 - 1:09am I’m going to guess you’re

I’m going to guess you’re rather young.

03/21/2018 - 12:50pm "Houston, We Have a Problem"

"Houston, We Have a Problem"

03/18/2018 - 6:48pm Now don't let's start that

Now don't let's start that

03/15/2018 - 12:23pm I have heard (anecdotally)

I have heard (anecdotally) that yesterday and today are two of the most popular days of the year for men to get vasectomies.  The reason for this is that they then have an excuse to sit on the couch all weekend watching basketball.

As with all anecdotal "facts" it may not be true, but I really want it to be.

03/15/2018 - 12:17pm This is the best autocorrect

This is the best autocorrect in the thread.

03/14/2018 - 12:01pm As a data point I have never

As a data point I have never experienced a redirect issue on this or any other site on my iPhone. I use Safari with an ad blocker, so (given everyone else seems to be using Chrome) either could be preventing the issue.

03/02/2018 - 4:58pm "...but it's always fun to do

"...but it's always fun to do the math."

I love MGoBlog.  I doubt this comment would appear on any other sports blog,

03/01/2018 - 4:36pm Tomorrow isn't a guarantee

Tomorrow isn't a guarantee yet.

03/01/2018 - 4:23pm Duncan again!

Duncan again!

03/01/2018 - 4:20pm A three!

A three!

02/12/2018 - 4:46pm I strongly disagree with this

I strongly disagree with this statement:

"I'd say it's more like 99% of those with wealth over 2 million inherited it"

I am virtually certain that a majority of the people I work with (I'm an engineer at a large tech company in Silicon Valley) who are 40 or older have a net worth in excess of $2M, and I doubt that almost anyone inherited it. While these people may not be very similar to someone worth $2M who lives in the midwest they are not an aberration (I would bet those worth $2M who work in finance in NYC are generally from a similar background).

On the flip side, it is absolutely fair to say that a significant number of these same people came from upper middle class households, but I guarantee that even that number is nowhere close to 99%.

01/17/2018 - 11:56am Out of curiosity, are the

Out of curiosity, are the only picks being hidden the ones from individuals paid by 247 (i.e. employees or contractors)?  Because it occurs to me that independent pickers might have a problem with 247 trying to leverage their picks into subscription revenue.

At least when picks were available to everyone independent pickers got exposure that could potentially drive traffic to their sites.

01/16/2018 - 3:54pm Actually metadata is just one

Actually metadata is just one example of applying the "meta" prefix to indicate a level of abstraction above something (in this case data).  There's also such a thing as a metatheory (a theoriy about theories), metaphilosophy (a philosophy on how to philosophize), etc.  I suppose this would be a metapost: a post about posting.

The earliest use of the prefix that I know of is in metaphysics, but I don't know if that is where the usage originated.

01/16/2018 - 3:28pm It's short for "metastatic"

It's short for "metastatic" and means the post is a cancer.

But in all seriousness, it's just a post about some aspect of the site itself.

11/03/2017 - 11:44am Since the hyperlink worked

Since the hyperlink worked does Steve Jobs get the credit?

10/26/2017 - 12:46pm When I was a young man I knew

When I was a young man I knew a 80-year-old named Richard Dick who always got a kick out of introducing himself as Dick Dick.

10/18/2017 - 3:25pm I'm always surprised by the

I'm always surprised by the number of Canadians I work with who have no idea who Sloan is. It sometimes feels like they were bigger in the Metro Detroit area than in Canada.

10/15/2017 - 4:50pm That was the first away

That was the first away Michigan game I ever attended. I had just got my learners permit, and my dad thought it would be a great idea to have me drive with him to Happy Valley for the game.

That trip taught me two things. First, Happy Valley is a dump. Second, never go to rural Pennsylvania without a hotel reservation the first week of hunting season.

10/04/2017 - 10:47am Our 2018 total would place us

Our 2018 total would place us 11th in the 2017 team rankings.

09/27/2017 - 12:35pm Run, Katamari Damacy is real!

Run, Katamari Damacy is real!

09/27/2017 - 12:31pm In fairness even that sounds

In fairness even that sounds like there's no denial of culpability, just a desire to blame a rival for getting caught.

09/27/2017 - 11:35am Is providing hookers closer

Is providing hookers closer to enabling child rape than pay to play? Whether or not it is the gulf between it and enabling child rape is still so massive as to render any difference effectively meaningless.

09/27/2017 - 11:05am Not in my book. Enabling a

Not in my book. Enabling a child rapist and paying players to attend your school are not remotely close in terms of how morally repugnant they are.

09/27/2017 - 11:03am The big difference here is

The big difference here is the quality of the evidence. Even the most intentionally blind Louisville fans won't be able to deny what their coach said. And coming on the heels of the previous scandal that's clear-cut lack of institutional control.