|04/26/2018 - 12:22am||Just spent the whole of today||
Triple post! Anyways going to Yosemite right after
|04/26/2018 - 12:21am||Just spent the whole of today||
|04/26/2018 - 12:19am||Just spent the whole of today||
Just spent the whole of today there. Driving to Zion tomorrow. Came all the way from Singapore for our honeymoon.
|11/04/2017 - 5:30pm||OSU will win the tiebreak||
This will be the order in the B1G East:
Among the two loss teams, MSU and OSU will have a 2 - 1 record. OSU wins this tiebreaker with their win oer MSU.
PSU and UM are tied at 2 -1. PSU wins tiebreaker over UM.
|11/30/2016 - 10:51pm||Independant verification||
They used different planes than I did, but the intersection spot is the same. Very good to know.
|11/29/2016 - 9:25pm||B1G Top Four Head to Head||
If Wisconsin wins:
OSU: 2 - 1
Michigan: 2 - 1
Penn State: 1 - 2
Wisconsin: 1 - 2
If Penn State wins:
OSU: 2 - 1
Michigan: 2 - 1
Penn State: 2 - 1
Wisconsin 0 - 3
If the committee does indeed value head to head records over conference championships, I'd say root for Wisconsin to win.
|11/28/2016 - 10:15pm||Almost||
Edit: I mean to say that the ball, Barrett's hand, and Barron's camera are all on the same vertical plane. The first blue line parallel to the intersection between this vertical plane and the field. The second blue line *is* the intersection between this plane and the field.
Lewis' feet are only useful for timestamping Barron's photo.
|11/28/2016 - 1:07pm||What are the assumptions that||
What are the assumptions that are problematic?
The maginification of the pixelated view is to show the light spot that I think is the white stripe on the ball. If you only look at the pixelated shot, this won't make any sense at all! How on earth can one deermine that a couple of random pixels is that stripe?
But if you cycle through the frames from the GIF again and again, back and forth, you will notice that the light spot appears once Barret has twisted his body after contact with his tight end end, It appears, and it moves independent of his body and is at the spot where I would expect the ball to see.
Yes, there are a lot of obstructions, but there is just enough information to do some analysis
|11/28/2016 - 12:50pm||I actually saw the picture||
I actually saw the picture before I typed my OP. I tried to look for clues to timestamp the instant it was taken but it is too zoomed in. I tried looking at the angles of the other players' legs and stuff. I can't conclusively say that that the picture was taken at the moment of forward progress and so it becomes meaningless in that regard. It doesn't prove that at another instant, he wasn't closer to the first down.
|11/28/2016 - 12:43pm||To clarify, I am not saying||
To clarify, I am not saying that the ball is directly above the hand. I am not saying that when you look at it top down, the ball would be covering the hand. I mean that from the viewing angle of Barron's photo, the ball is 'above the hand, and so you can use the hand as a reference to place the ball. That is what the blue line is for. I totally get that the ball is behind the hand from a field position perspective.
|11/28/2016 - 12:35pm||Because such images in||
Because such images in isolation provide no basis for the 'definitive' conclusions that many claim. It is because of the uncontextualized, unscientific, 'analysis' like this that I have done what I have done.
|11/28/2016 - 11:25am||Sensitivity to Error||
The blue line was the most challenging to place.
From the Barron photo, the boundary side of 18-yard hash and the field side of the 16-yard hash almost align with each other. The actual gap between the two was estimated to be 1/8 the length of the 17-yard hash. I did what I could to preserve these observations when I drew the blue line. However, the overall result is not very sensitive to inaccuracies in the blue line. It just needs to be in the ballpark in terms of angle. At the most, it would affect the overall result by 1 pixel (0.5 inches).
The overall result is more sensitive to the green line, You are correct, I made it vertical on the assumption that there were no roll variations in the camera which could throw off the result by a couple of pixels (1 inch).
The result is also sensitive to how I drew the pink line, and that introduces an error margin of a pixel (0.5 inches).
|04/08/2016 - 1:07pm||Aero 623||
Aero 623: Computational Fluid Dynamics II
Every time I came to class I wondered what in the world Van Leer was doing with his equations. I breezed through Math 215 with an A+, (so my math is pretty good), but VL wasn't kidding when he said "This is probably the most difficult course in the Aero Department"
|10/30/2014 - 11:15am||Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)||
I work in military acquisition for a country known for its prudency in selecting defence contracts. We use the AHP to evaluate contenders for such contracts and to justify spending millions (or sometimes billions) of dollars of taxpayers' money to parliament.
I highly recommend using it for evaluations with a complex set of criteria (such as selecting the next Michigan HC).
|08/10/2014 - 11:19pm||About 100lbs from the||
About 100lbs from the battery.
The rest from more efficient design and construction
|07/28/2014 - 12:16pm||I embedded it onto the main||
I embedded it onto the main post. Does it work?
|07/28/2014 - 1:20am||There is a channel on Mio||
There is a channel on Mio (one of the local cable providers) called ASN (American Sports Network). You should be able to catch some Michigan football and basketball games on it.
You can also use online workarounds like slingbox, your Michigan VPN (all Michigan alumni are entitled to one)
@blingblaine... I hate you...
|04/02/2014 - 1:40am||2011||
So... you were diappointed with an 11-win season and a BCS Bowl?
|03/20/2014 - 10:52pm||Sad Panda||
|02/04/2014 - 7:03pm||It is really difficult to||
It is really difficult to make a blanket generalization on soccer. Since there are soo many teams and soo many competitions
At the world cup the gulf between the best an worst teams are huge. The large variance between the teams makes it less likely for any inherent randomness to maniest itself in te results. You could even apply this principle to the champions league.
Compare this to the English premier league, where winning half your games in a 38 game season pretty much guarantees you a champions league berth (top 4 out of 20), and winning 60% of your games is outright championship form. The variance between teams here is small, so inherent randomness has a larger effect on the result of any single game.
|02/02/2014 - 9:49pm||So last year, we lost to Penn||
So last year, we lost to Penn State on the road, then later on made the national championship game.
These things happen for reasons that we can debate over till kingdom come... but still, these things happen.
|01/23/2014 - 10:19pm||Rafa has had that bad blister||
Rafa has had that bad blister on his left hand hamper him the past couple of games. Not sure if he can hold up against Federer carrying that.
|11/14/2013 - 10:29am||+1 for Blackadder reference||
+1 for Blackadder reference
|10/10/2013 - 10:40pm||hahaha, that's exactly what I||
hahaha, that's exactly what I said in the BTN documentary. yea sometimes stuff happens...
|10/10/2013 - 10:38pm||The rule changes for the||
The rule changes for the Challenger class meant the entire field was much slower this year. The cruising speeds of the top cars are down about 10mph from 2 years ago.
It was all about how you mitigate the inevitable drop it performance. Other teams managed that better.
|10/09/2013 - 11:01am||As fans I think we have the||
As fans I think we have the right to be disappointed and ask questions when things don't go down in a desirable fashion. which ironically is exactly what 99% of the Mgoblogosphere does when the football team does poorly.
As for alumni support, there's been a good amount, believe me. For example, one of our electrical engineers came out of solar retirement, took a couple weeks vacation from his day job just to fill a crucial spot on the team when one of the current students fell sick and couldn't go to Australia. But we can/should only do so much. If alumni do everything, nobody learns anything.
|10/08/2013 - 8:24pm||Here's an article I wrote on||
Here's an article I wrote on a popular solar car racing website that talks about Nuon's Concentrators, if you're interested.
|10/08/2013 - 8:19pm||Just to be clear, the car did||
Just to be clear, the car did not fall off the stand. It fell of a cheap sawhorse that was broken. THey were doing maintenance when this happened
|10/08/2013 - 12:53pm||yelling!||
Hello, so you probably know that I spent 3 days in Darwin. I hung out with the team a lot but I also spent a good amount of time with Stanford and checking out their car. Okay, they do have better cells, but teams across the atlantic were able to get them just fine. Stanford custom made their their own drivetrain, which they claim is better than the CSIRO that Michigan runs, which IMHO is really cool.
Overall I think their car is well put together, their team has a good blend of talent and experience. They put just as many test miles on their car as we did. I personally think it's a nicer looking car than generation having seen both cars up close. They have a different design philosphy from us, but I think they executed theirs better.
I think give them the same cells, Generation might have a better shot, but I think Stanford will have the edge. Also They will always have the best cells in the race. That's just the way it always has been since the rule change to full silicon. I had no problems accepting that fact when Quantum was designed. I knew we had to make up the gap in aero and weight and by golly we did.
In my book, if Stanford beats us in WSC 2013 then they are the best team in America. Having history on your side is nice, but the bottom line is you're only as good as your last race, man. My heart goes out to the men and women in Yellow, but I'm gonna give credit where credit is due.
|10/07/2013 - 8:26pm||Insider information: We're||
Insider information: We're pretty boned, I'd say 5% chance of making podium. But it'sa long race so you never know what's gonna happen
|10/06/2013 - 10:41pm||THey are currently 5th right||
THey are currently 5th right behind Stanford.
Honestly, just making the podium is gonna be difficult with the loaded field this year
|08/17/2013 - 1:34pm||Swansea aren't out of it||
Swansea aren't out of it though. Utd's central midfield looks soft, especially with 3 midfielders on a yellow card
|08/17/2013 - 10:15am||Arsenal starting very||
Arsenal starting very brightly. Although they finished fourth last season they probably had the best finish to the season. Look for them to start well.
|08/04/2013 - 11:04pm||I can haz all the starz?||
I can haz all the starz?
|08/01/2013 - 10:32am||If I were a sought after||
If I were a sought after recruit I'd:
1. Fake commit to Michigan State
2. Get Access to the twitter account and change the password to gain complete control of the account
|07/29/2013 - 11:17pm||Catching folding chair one||
Catching folding chair one handed while holding on to your purse with the other hand?
Now I'm not trying to imply anything, but I never saw Braylon do that
|07/07/2013 - 11:25am||he blew away all his||
he blew away all his challenges so all he can do is bitch and moan
|07/07/2013 - 9:47am||Andy does not look||
Andy does not look comfortable with his shoes. GG Adidas
|06/27/2013 - 9:08pm||webb||
|06/25/2013 - 11:53pm||On the substrate itself,||
On the substrate itself, (usually on top of, but for the Solar Cars Cells, on the back) is a series of thin metal strips that carry the charges through the cell giving you your current
|06/24/2013 - 10:26pm||In 2010 we hit 105 at Ford's||
In 2010 we hit 105 at Ford's Michigan Proving Ground. The car was still accelerating but we decided to kill it for safety reasons. At that speed it consumes 13hp which is an awful lot of power.
Cruise is about 60 from 9am to 5pm on a good day. You lose a bit of battery during the mornings and evenings but you get it back at noon. At that speed you end the day with more or less the same amount of battery as you started off.
|06/24/2013 - 1:55pm||Tokai have said that they are||
Tokai have said that they are going assymetrical
|06/24/2013 - 9:38am||Not very many teams are||
Not very many teams are taking the radical assymetric approach.
Stanford has gone with a very thick airfoil, and Twente from the Netherlands have a narrow rear axlethat almost makes it look like a traditional 3 wheeled design
|06/19/2013 - 11:45am||Probably, since I'm not||
Probably, since I'm not around anymore to make the same mistake :D :D :D
|06/19/2013 - 7:03am||From what I remember, the sun||
From what I remember, the sun is usually higher at the start of the race day (0900) than at the end (1700). This means that having the canopy on the left will result in a smaller shadow
|06/19/2013 - 6:58am||Probably, there's always next||
Probably, there's always next year, though
|06/18/2013 - 11:23pm||Got 3rd in 2011. Dutch team||
Got 3rd in 2011. Dutch team Nuon is made out of grad students who take the whole year off to do Solar Car, Japanese team Tokai is run by the profs with the students running doing their bidding. Still no one from mMichigan is gonna use this as an excuse for anything less than victory
|06/18/2013 - 11:20pm||really really really should||
really really really should have beaten at least the Dutch in 2011.
|06/09/2013 - 3:26pm||Got him. Great driving from||
Got him. Great driving from the spaniard
|06/09/2013 - 3:19pm||Alonso kicking butt right||
Alonso kicking butt right now. Might catch Hamilton