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06/15/2018 - 7:25pm Another idea is to put the…

Another idea is to put the cable modem and router on an uninterruptible power supply/battery backup...

06/15/2018 - 7:22pm Having recently left DirecTV…

Having recently left DirecTV after 17+ years, part of what was holding me back was the DVR issue. YouTube TV has a robust (unlimited?) cloud DVR. While you can have up to 6 users on an account, you can only stream 3 simultaneously.  Not an issue for me as I was only using two TVs with DirecTV and now I save $90/month.

06/08/2018 - 1:01pm The Canadian redshirt senior…

The Canadian redshirt senior finished in a career-best 28 minutes, 34.53 seconds, edging pre-meet favorite Vincent Kiprop, of Alabama, by .46 of a second.

06/06/2018 - 6:54pm Thank you, but please either…

Thank you, but please either put in an option for DARK MODE or go away from the ghastly white background.

05/26/2018 - 6:49am FWIW

I sat next to one of the incoming, highly touted, recruits on a flight a while back. Nice guy and we had a short conversation. One question I had was how the decision process occurs and is made. He said the process starts too early and they are basically told by the NHL teams on which route to take.

05/02/2018 - 1:13pm I have high friends...

does that count?

04/26/2018 - 7:53pm At the next downturn

the expectation is that instead of buying a vehicle, you will use an autonomous vehicle/carpool if you live in a city. If you need a vehicle, the larger vehicles will have decent mileage and there will be hybrid/electric options. If a small vehicle is needed, they are already made overseas and will just be shipped here. No big deal and not as much risk as you are suggesting.

04/26/2018 - 7:49pm You're the exact reason...

they are dropping cars. You don't drive very much, keep your car for long periods of time, and will likely switch to an autonomous vehicle/carpool in the future (as that will be the most economical and Eco-Friendly option).

04/26/2018 - 7:33pm I don't think it's "inevitable"...

The simple fact is the most Americans prefer larger vehicles at this time. A car is more useful as a performance vehicle, but Ford is keeping the Mustang. A car is more fuel efficient, but Ford is planning on its lineup to be hybrid/electric. A car is better able to navigate cities, but with driverless vehicles expected in the next decade, it may be unnecessary to own a vehicle (or park it or feed it gas) in major cities. Ford is giving people want they want and is already importing the small vehicles to the U.S.

04/26/2018 - 7:23pm It won't matter

Because the fleet will be hybrid or electic.

03/31/2018 - 8:38pm The Sister Jean getting boned thread

Needs to go away... Thankfully, we're mostly a classy bunch and that drunken poster is getting appropriately neg-bombed. >>EDIT - you beat me to it, it's already gone, thx.

03/31/2018 - 4:45pm Raback or BKFinest?

This board has seen guarantees by posters before, even from folks on CounterStrike... I hope you're right and think the other schools fighting for their players will bolster Shea's evidence here. Time will tell, but at the end of the day both the NCAA and Ole Miss are horrible institutions.

03/28/2018 - 1:03pm "time to kill"

I see what you did there...

03/25/2018 - 4:24am I was there too

And loved watching the Fab Five play, but those banners don't mean anything. It's better to leave then down as a reminder that there is a right way to win. These Michigan teams' victories under Beilein are really special and the old banners are not at the same level. No, I'm not for ostracizing the Fab Five, but they no longer define Michigan basketball.

03/16/2018 - 8:28pm Concussion protocol in basketball

Shouldn't they have one?

03/10/2018 - 7:20am Behind every great robot

Is a great human

03/09/2018 - 5:52pm Private insurance companies have become the problem...

Let's start with Michigan's current proposed program. Right now it's one doctor. I understand the slippery slope argument, but right now it's one guy so let's catch our breaths.

Next, let's not kidd ourselves about money. The fact that you have insurance already means you have greater access to care than someone without. So, if you accept the premise that insurance is not universal (I'll get to that later), then you've already accepted that access to care is dependent on other things (e.g. having money, a job, etc).

Now it's time to face the real problem - insurance companies (or at least the private, for-profit ones). They want your premium dollars and don't want to ever pay a cent for your care. Why do you have to pay deductibles, copays, and coinsurance? All made up words to prevent you from getting your premium dollars. Most insurance companies are purely money-making machines. And what insurance companies expect from doctors is beyond ridiculous. Meaningless box-checking. Seeing patients every 15 minutes, no matter the complexity. Endless red tape, denials, pre-authorizations. The talk of "burnout" in medicine is very real and it lies at the feet of insurance companies (in addition to bureaucrats and administrators). The doctors I know who are leaving the insurance-model are not doing it to make more money. They plan on making the same or less. They are doing it to save their sanity and would otherwise quit medicine. They are doing it to be able to actually take care of their patients. And, honestly, they are doing a damn good job of it now that insurance companies are out of the way.

There are multiple new models including concierge-style, direct patient care and in-betweens like MDVIP. This is a good thing. Our healthcare spending in this country is unsustainable. There's a lot of blame to pass around, but when UnitedHealthcare is making a billion dollars a quarter then maybe there's a problem. When politicians don't allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, that's another.

It's time to try new things. I also don't think anyone should be left behind. I'm not going to get political except to say that both parties are to blame and both have particularly bad ideas. However, would it be unreasonable for all of us under 65 to be able to purchase Medicare? Would it be unreasonable for Medicare to negotiate drug and device prices? That's not "socialized" medicine and would bring down costs fairly rapidly. It would also bring down profits for insurance and pharmaceutical companies and there's a reason they spend a half billion dollars or more lobbying every year. My advice is to talk to the people who are actually caring for patients (doctors, nurses, PAs) and ask them what they think of insurance companies.

03/08/2018 - 6:43pm Is that a change?

I thought the committee took into account recent play for bubble teams. Maybe I need to lay off the whisky...

03/07/2018 - 6:13pm I was shocked to recently learn

that some schools cheat when it comes to recruiting. Shocked, absolutely shocked.

03/04/2018 - 6:41pm GO BLUE!

Great game!

02/25/2018 - 11:04pm Great suggestions ...

I would say, though, that what I'd suggest would depend on the bourbon you are currently pouring yourself. If you're drinking something like Angel's Envy, then go with Glenmorangie, Macallan, Balvenie or Dalwhinnie (or secondarily, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich).

02/25/2018 - 10:56pm ^^ this

good advice...

02/25/2018 - 10:53pm Love your post

And the OP should definitely stick to the second half of your post. I'm a fan of Laphroaig, but will describe it to the uninitiated as a mixture of jet fuel and paint thinner (OP: it's very peaty).

02/22/2018 - 9:13pm I don't know anything about apophasis...

but I think you're on to something...

02/22/2018 - 9:11pm God help me

But it would be the dyslexic who says that... And agnostics say there isn't enough information to know... So it probably should be: What did the dyslexic say to the atheist?

02/07/2018 - 8:13am Where are you seeing that?

I read that they were "thinking" of firing him for cause, but even still would get a $4 million buyout.

02/07/2018 - 6:37am Not sure I'd read too much into this...

While it's certainly possible he could get hired, my guess is McElwain is going to sit on his buyout this year. I'm sure he has a clause that he has to be looking for work. I truly doubt he's going to come up north just for the opportunity to be a position coach. Now, if Pep leaves for the NFL and an OC position opens up then I can see him coming to rehab for a year or two before getting another HC job or jumping to NFL.

01/27/2018 - 5:05am Same game

Different rules. Don't worry, there will be a new scheme to beat taxes. One idea will be to route the PSD through a business if you can. Or the University could count donations to the athletic department towards the PSD. Ultimately, we'll need to wait for some guidance from the IRS and I'm sure that universities are all trying to figure out a solution.

Unfortunately, I think this doesn't lower ticket prices or the PSD but rather prices some people out of the market.

01/22/2018 - 6:29am Things to consider

While the symptoms you describe could be transmission related, other considerations include your spark plugs and coils, timing belt, oxygen sensor, fuel filter, etc. One easy thing to check is your air filter and intake valve. If the latter is sticking, you can get some of the problems you describe. I'd expect your local garage would have checked those...

01/16/2018 - 1:22pm Moderator Action Sticky 2018?

I was checking to see if the crew had already reported the BNB asshat and thankfully the gang is on top of it. So, instead, I'll just wonder if we're going to get a new sticky for the new year? Or maybe just wait for new site?

12/25/2017 - 11:09am Agree completely

I'm sure there will be a book about it someday, especially if Brady gets hurt. This was a situation like when you had Steven Young as backup to Joe Montana (or Aaron Rodgers as backup to Brett Favre); I always thought Jimmy was going to get his due in New England...

12/24/2017 - 8:29pm IDK

If Stafford had an O-line or a running back who could get 100 yards in a game, maybe it'd be a different conversation. I can't help but think that Stafford in New England, Dallas, Green Bay or Pittsburgh might have gotten (our will get) a championship.

12/24/2017 - 8:22pm Like you said...

Not intending this to be a debate. Whether you agree with the Catholic faith is irrelevant. The belief is the belief. Jesus is not viewed as being "in between", he is viewed as being both. In that faith, he is not lesser to God the Father. Again, I'm not looking to argue here and if it upsets you then you can take it up with the Catholic Church.

12/24/2017 - 7:41pm This brings up an old argument

that my friends would always have in the 90s. Would Bill Walsh have been as great a coach without Joe Montana? How would Belichick have fared without Brady? Would Tomlin still be in Pittsburgh without Roethlisberger? My buddies used to argue it was the system and any quarterback would thrive. I think history shows conclusively that this is not the case and you really need a great QB.

With that said I think the Lions have their QB. Just need a couple pieces including the line and maybe the coach...

12/24/2017 - 7:33pm Normally

I'd stay out of the religion conversation on the board, but considering tomorrow is Christmas: In the Catholic faith, Jesus is considered both God and man. So, He is not in between Mohammed and Yahweh. The latter is God the Father, Jesus is God the Son, and the Holy Spirit completes the Trinity.

12/24/2017 - 2:57pm As a kid..

the best gift I ever got was the Mattel Football II handheld. Loved that stupid thing.

12/23/2017 - 9:07pm Like others

I would suggest Angels Envy, but I like your list. I use Woodford Reserve when I want to make an infused bourbon for the exact reasons you mentioned.

12/23/2017 - 5:19pm Saw some dude

Texting with both hands on phone while doing his business at the urinal. FFS, put the goddamn phone down for a second people. Whatever it is can wait. And wash your goddamn hands when you're done.

12/23/2017 - 5:09pm On the playground

That's a catch. But not in the NFL. I'm a Steelers fan and the rule is frustrating but it is the rule. The Steelers lost that game because Roethlisberger threw a dumb interception. I used to hate the catch rule but appreciate the clarity it brings in these cases. I can't think of a better rule that would lead to less angst. If there is something out there better, them I'm sure we'd all be for it.

12/23/2017 - 4:56pm FWIW

One loss teams have won the national championship...

12/18/2017 - 10:34pm Posting limits

Not sure how feasible especially with the new site coming but here are a couple thoughts:

1. It seems the trolls are easy to spot. New users with hundreds of points within days or a couple thousand in a month.
2. The points in #1 aren't being accumulated by upvotes but by just posting.
3. So, you get a maximum of say 5 points per day for posting. If your posts are worthwhile then you'll get more points.
4. If a new user goes into negative territory, or maybe if any user gets a certain number of negative ratings, then they are locked out for a specified amount of time.
5. New users can't neg any post.

12/15/2017 - 9:58pm Troll watchlist

New user: Impetuous Pernell

Stupid, trolly comments. Almost 400 points accumulated in three days.

12/10/2017 - 10:33pm Not sure it's a "problem"

What exactly are we trying to solve here? Make more money for the athletic department? Do you think PSDs would go away or go down? I think the real goal should be to maximize attendance and season ticket holders.

If the problem is the brokers/bots, then there are ways to limit their ability to play the game. But I might argue that those agents help prop up the price of tickets. For the season ticket holder, the big thing is you want value from buying your tickets as a package. If the secondary market collapses, you'll lose season ticket holders.

Ultimately, the best plan is to field a great team year in and out. This increases the number of season ticket holders, which increases PSDs and likely decreases reselling. Without studying it, I would surmise this has happened with Harbaugh as coach.

12/04/2017 - 6:20pm So...

I've been telling folks something similar - that things haven't been the same since he got those glasses. At a minimum, they're bad luck. However, I think it's more than that. At his age, they would have prescribed him progressive lenses. Those glasses would limit his peripheral vision. His ophthalmologist/optometrist should prescribe him contact lenses for gameday. He'd likely do well with a monovision configuration (one for distance, the other better for near).

12/03/2017 - 9:12pm My recollection

Was that he wanted to be 'the man'. Basically, the sole RB. Not going to happen at U of M.

12/03/2017 - 3:17pm This was a no win situation

First off, there was no way that I thought OSU deserved the 4th spot. They screwed themselves last year by: 1. Whining that they should go to the playoff over PSU, a team that beat them AND won the B1G championship, and 2. Completely laying an egg against Clemson. By helping set the precedent that the B1G champion doesn't get to go, it played against them this year.

Now, as for Alabama, I don't think they should have gotten the spot either. They struggled at the end of the season against Miss. St. and lost to Auburn. Honestly, Auburn is a better team (when healthy) and not only beat Alabama but crushed Georgia once too. It's an absurd system that Auburn beats 2 out of the 4 "playoff" teams but isn't in the mix. And, I'd even say USC has a beef. They didn't even make the top six.

As I hate to complain without offering a solution, I think expanding the playoffs makes sense. However, I would make the conference championships as part of the playoff process.

12/02/2017 - 12:59pm Bad choices abound

No question about it, this is an unqualified disaster. This recruiting cycle is shot. But hire the wrong guy and you make it worse. Say Fulmer sticks around, he'll get some decent recruits to get things going and stabilize things with the knowledge that they will get a "big fish" down the road.

12/02/2017 - 6:56am So...

If you don't have the right candidate, you don't make a hire. Wait a year and get it right, because another losing season is better than paying the wrong guy millions and starting over again in a few years. With that said, it would be way more likely that Fulmer appoints himself than Hoke. In fact, that's about the only thing that would make sense at this point.

11/23/2017 - 7:01am Rev those engines up

Defense is going to score three touchdowns AND a field goal in a game for the ages.


11/22/2017 - 7:19am Well...

Your last sentence is exactly why you should be for net neutrality. It preserves the open internet and prevents would-be controlling organizations like ISPs from stifling innovation. Bringing this back to sports, the analogy would be the problem of paying players. The big schools would squeeze out the small schools by their ability to pay more. Instead, you set a rule where either everybody pays none or the same. It's not perfect (in analogy or practice), but for the most part preserves competition.

No one is saying ISPs can't make back their investment is infrastructure. But the natural tendency is for the innovators to cash out to the business folks seeking savings and less competition through consolidation. And the less competition, the greater the cost for the rest of us. (Also filed under, See Healthcare).