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I_Run_The_Dave


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Comment 24 Feb 2015

Thank you for posting that map.  That helps me feel a little better although I'm often a skeptic about anything and everything and it makes me wonder what their basis for those statistics are (more so out of curiosity than anything else).

My wife also makes a few good points about global warming.  Human populations are always increasing, and we generate a lot of body heat and we actively heat our living and working spaces (even our air conditioning systems push hot air into the outdoors). Maybe it isn't greenhouse gasses that is a problem, but overpopulation?

I also wonder about the whole carbon dioxide thing -- it is essential for plant life, as plants require it for photosynthesis.  So if we have too much carbon dioxide we need to start planting more trees so that the plants can convert it back to oxygen.  I'd think that planting trees would be easier and more cost effective than all the money spent trying to change public policies in government.  Don't breweries also produce large amounts of carbon dioxide?  Americans drink a lot of beer; we should be drinking more liquor and less beer, probably.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I wasn't implying that it was.  I was showing that the methods used by the researchers cited in the article are suspect since the article was speaking to the United States and we can clearly see from their own map that their data are skewed.

I was further stating that if the same methods are being used to study this on a global scale, then we cannot trust those findings.

It seems to me that they have a disproportionate number of data points in the west than they do in the plains, the midwest, the south, and the east coast, which causes their data to be skewed.  It is not a representative sample of the entire US and therefore any statistical analysis of it will be flawed.  I am hoping that global researchers are not doing the same thing.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

From the map in the article, it looks like about 60% of the geographical area of the continental United States is in a below-average state, yet they are citing that the overwhelming majority of data points indicate that it is an abnormally warm winter.  This is precisely what BuckeyeatTSUN is suggesting.

Hopefully advocates of climate change (who have abandoned the term "Global Warming") don't use the same data points as the sources from the article because if they do their data are skewed.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I've always liked Noah Brown from the little we've seen of him.  I second the notion that he can be more like a Evan Spencer with his blocking, but he won't be the replacement for Smith.

I'd like Corey Smith to step up his game.  His fumble was more the result of carrying the ball loose and trying to extend the play too much rather than the hit he took; he shouldn't have been in position to take the hit that jarred the ball out in the first place.  If he tightens that up he could be an outstanding receiver.  But I still don't think he's the burner that we're looking for.

Johnny Dixon -- we saw a few flashes of his speed and playmaking and I think he is legit.  His injury was unfortunate but I think this could be his year.  We have yet to seem him run deep and make catches, but if anyone has the potential to be the next Devin Smith then it is him.  

Comment 24 Feb 2015

We are currently investigating drones but taking more of a backseat approach

I thought drones were unmanned...

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I am a software developer currently on a contract for a major energy company.  Documentation and procedure for SOX complaince is 98% of what I do even though the application I work on has nothing to do with accounting whatsoever.

Companies who think they are SOX compliant have no idea what SOX actually is.  And I can't install new software into our production systems, I have to hand it off to auditors who then give it to people in Brazil who install it for me.  I'm sure this is good for national security and fraud prevention.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Wouldn't that require having a QB that can complete 20 passes?  I don't see one on the roster.

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Yeah, the post 9/11 GI bill really means "the GI BILL as long as you started school on or after fall, 2009".  Well, after serving 5 years, all of which were after 9/11, I got out in 2006 and immediately started school and it didn't apply to me until I was a senior.  They should have made it retroactive -- I got about 12k in total benefits per year my first 3 years of college (with a total cost of attendance around 30k per year at my school), then got about 30k + housing allowance and books for my final year.  

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Obviously I need to be playing it more so that I have my facts straight.

Comment 19 Feb 2015

I wish I had gotten more than 1 year out of the new-fangled GI Bill.  Still have 21k in loans I'm paying off (borrowed 35k total).

Comment 19 Feb 2015

As far as I know it goes Jim Tressel, then Urban Meyer, then Archie Griffin, I've never gotten past Archie.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

Not sure what the fascination is with Cincinnattians and Goetta.  It's disgusting.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

I only ever got to eat there once.  I think eating an entire Dagwood was on my bucket list -- when I was there some college age kids were making the attempt (you have an hour) but I am pretty sure they failed.  That was a massive sandwich, makes the Thurmanator look small.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

MRE's actually aren't cheap, the two whopper meal is cheaper (and might actually be fewer calories -- MREs have 1500 calories a pop and you can survive on 1 a day for a long time if you have to).

In any case, most deployed servicemembers aren't eating MREs for every meal, there are civilian contractors that provide dining services unless you are actually out on mission.  The only MREs I ate in Iraq (spent two years there) were the first few months in Iraq in 2003.  You probably eat more MREs when you are at stateside doing training than you'd eat while deployed.  But I suppose that depends if you are stationed at a FOB or somewhere more remote.

Comment 17 Feb 2015

All it is is a light sensor -- when you pull the trigger the game "flashes" and the entire screen turns black except for a white circle where the duck is.  So if the sensor detects the white circle, it registers a hit otherwise it doesn't.  I'm wondering if video lag on more modern tv's is the culprit, not just the fact that it is a flat screen.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/12/how-the-gun-on-the-original-duck-hunt-game-worked/

Comment 17 Feb 2015

I guess if they had put Dolodale in back in 1982, they really would've won state!

Comment 16 Feb 2015

I saw Old Fashioned with my wife Saturday night.  There were only two theatres in Columbus that showed it, and the showtimes were very limited.  It was at the Rave at Polaris, and at the Lennox.  It was a great movie and I loved the unexpected surprise of the entire film taking place in small-town Ohio.  I almost posted about it in the 50 shades of gray thread on Friday, but I ended up not getting around to it.

I think it has a wider release coming in the near future, but I have no idea at this point.  I think it was an indy film so it may not.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

There are more players on an active roster in MLB (by a lot) not to mention you have a three level farm system in place on top of that.  What works for baseball does not work for basketball unless they switch it to 9 on 9 and build an actual minor league.

However, three years of Patient 0?  Yes, please.