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I_Run_The_Dave


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Comment 15 hours ago

Why is skin color the only genetic trait that we associate with race?  White people can be very genetically diverse and from different regions yet, speaking as a white person, we are all "Caucasian" -- designating all races of "western civilization" based on an obscure mountain range/region in southwestern Russia (which is actually more globally Eastern than Western) that was once disputed with Iran (shouldn't people from Caucasus be considered Persian if we are talking ancient history?)

Anyway, since Caucasus is in Russia, you could probably equate the terms and say we are all Russian as our race, so maybe all white people should be praising Mother Russia as our true racial allegiance.

(Also I hope nobody takes this post seriously)

Comment 16 hours ago

CSS for all GIF tags that replace them with a placeholder which is removed upon clicking/hovering?  Wouldn't be difficult and would address those issues as well.

Also, Coubs, as the OP mentioned, are embeds, which actually requires more overhead on the client side as well as on the host server (which is Coub, not 11W, but 11W doesn't host GIFs either), so I'm not sure that it is actually a superior technology, other than the ability to include sound and the start/stop feature.  In fact, all a coub seems to be is a lightweight video embed that is limited to 10 seconds.  But still, even a coub requires some loading as it has to use scripting in order to load itself, even if the actual animation/sound hasn't yet loaded.  Also, coub is blocked at my workplace under the "streaming media" websense category, which I would imagine many workplaces block.  GIFs depend on the host server and many of them can be viewed while at work.

All in all, I'd say stick with the GIFs.

Comment 16 hours ago

I would also guess that it stays wet because there is no deep freeze to harden it, so it's always good for packing snowballs, etc.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Since the WR group is known as #zone6 I would assume that is where the six comes from.  And I believe the 6 there comes from the fact that all they do is score touchdowns.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

I think this whole deal is blown out of proportion.  It reminds me of tat-gate where all the haters are coming out of the woodwork to slam the Patriots for the same reason the haters came out to slam OSU; not because the offense was so grievous (it wasn't, in either case), but because haters love to hate.  What gets me the most, though, is that the Patriots actually did better after the balls were corrected.  Maybe they should have let them deflate their balls for the Superbowl and maybe they would have lost?

Comment 29 Jul 2015

After re-reading this thread, I am convinced that 97.1 the Fan is actually a wholly owned subsidiary of Eleven Warriors LLC, therefore it is not necessary for them to mention or otherwise credit 11W for any content that they steal.  The ubiquitous 12W is actually their public announcement that 97.1 will be permanently rebranded as 11W radio.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

There are some things in this world that I will never understand.  This gif is one of them.  Well done.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

As a developer (who uses IBM/DB2 daily), I resent this.  I always test my code...  it may be in production, but I always test it!!  Although I work on COBOL/Mainframe apps, so really the hard part isn't testing, it is making sure your program compiles and your JCL is correct.  If you actually get to the point where your program runs at all, you're doing pretty good!

Comment 28 Jul 2015

I agree-I mean we're celebrating a blind side, crack back block on a punter.

So what's #62's excuse, then?  The punter wasn't the only one sitting his butt down on the turf after the play.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

Baylor's coach, Art Briles, was the one doing ALL of the complaining, whereas Gary Patterson expressed humility about the whole situation.  TCU fans may have been vocal about it, but not their coach.

Actually, it's more been anti-OSU people voicing outrage on TCU's behalf, not even TCU fans.  Everyone wants some reason to discredit what OSU accomplished last season against all odds, and TCU is the "low hanging fruit".

Comment 28 Jul 2015

Lol...  The Rock becomes the king of Gomorrah at the end because he kills the previous king.  It's loosely based on the Mummy franchise, actually, not any way rooted in history.  The real location of Gomorrah is unknown, but I believe the location in the Scorpion King movies implies that it is in Egypt.  The Bible indicates that it is in the vicinity of the Dead Sea/Jordan River valley which is not particularly close to Egypt, obviously.

Anyway, I was joking because the movies are terrible.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

Absolutely.  The committee used a "if the season ended now, who would be in based on their CURRENT resume" and prior the championship weekend, OSU had not played it hardest (lol) opponent, and TCU and Baylor had cupcakes left.  So at that point, they had slightly stronger resumes and their rankings showed it.  Then OSU made Wisconsin look like the work of William Tecumseh Sherman in Atlanta whereas TCU couldn't even put up as impressive of a showing against Iowa State.  That's what the haters don't seem to understand about the whole process.  It isn't rocket science, our resume was better, end of story.  No team has dominated a quality opponent more soundly and completely in every aspect of the game in the history of the sport than we did against Wisconsin.  Period.  And our selection by the committee was vindicated when we won the whole thing.  The only team with a legitimate gripe is TCU and that is only after the fact when they won their bowl game fairly convincingly, but they still lost to Baylor and should have been the Big XII runner up, which basically would have meant they wouldn't be in the playoff anyway.  Every other coach and team needs to shut their mouth.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

I sort of agree about the interior on a Subaru -- but I think they are more geared towards rugged durability so they have fewer interior features because they expect you to abuse your car somewhat.  

Comment 27 Jul 2015

Just wanted to comment on CVT transmissions...  if you like the feel of the shifting, and that is your hiccup, the electronic shift points feel exactly the same as the shifting an automatic does (and my wife's Forester has a sports shifting mode that allows you to control your shifting up and down virtual gears).  I haven't driven a CVT that didn't have electronic shift points, but the whole concept of the CVT is to not have to "shift" ever -- based on the way you are driving, the engine will always be at either peak power (when accelerating) or peak efficiency (when coasting).  It is more powerful than any gear-based transmission because of smooth continuous power and is more efficient as well for the same reason.  "Liking the feel of shifting" is not a reason to not get it, unless you still listen to 8-track tapes and prefer VHS to DVD/Blu-ray.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

I have a Forester and it is a great car.  The gas mileage isn't great (it is a 2010 model and gets like 24-28 mpg) but the newer models have gotten a lot more efficient and can push 35+ highway with 180+ hp.  But Foresters aren't cheap, so it may not be a great option for the OP.  If we want to stick with Subaru (they are the safest and longest lasting brand on the road), an Impreza or a Legacy might be to your liking and both come with all-wheel drive.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

I would love to see him, or any of our offensive skill players doing the Heisman pose in the Big House.  Maybe they could replace Desmond Howard with that on every single BTN commercial ever.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

They aren't old enough to drink (or to smoke, even) so they gotta have some fun somehow.

At my job when I was in high school, we had like a 60 year old security guard named Bruce that claimed to be a Juggalo.  I'm not sure if he knew what it meant but he was about the fattest, laziest security guard ever so it fits, I guess.  We actually had a few security incidents while he was on the job but he would be the last one to the scene, watching him try to run was always fun.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

Ok, so he already had a suspended license on 5/8/2014, so how many offenses prior to this offense did he have to have?  Then he gets pulled over again on 5/4/2015, presumably 4 days before his license is reinstated?

It's not hard to not get pulled over for speeding or whatever else you might have done.  Just don't speed, especially if, in his case, he has gotten pulled over and/or cited no less than 3 times for the offense.  A buddy of mine in high school had had his license suspended twice before he even graduated high school for a total of 4 offenses, all of which were on I-71 between Sunbury and Polaris near the rest area.  I don't get how people let that happen, don't be stupid.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

You know that's what Jones to Braxton is going to be this year, right?  Braxton might not have QUITE the breakaway speed as Ginn, but I'd think he more than makes up for that in toughness and elusiveness and that stutter step...  Ginn never broke any ankles he just straight up ran past you.

Comment 23 Jul 2015

Yep, he made a commitment for four years, so did the school.  That time has passed.  Why delay real life for another year?  It's time to move on.  The school does not benefit by extending any scholarships for a fifth year if the player is not going to play, and if the player has graduated, they do not stand to benefit from the extra year of work either, short of graduate school as I already mentioned.  I don't see why cutting ties after four years is harmful and you haven't responded to this point.  At least Harbaugh is letting them have a chance to prove that they are worth keeping by holding a tryout instead of just cutting them.

On a secondary note, why are players that are good enough to not have to redshirt not entitled to a 5th year on scholarship too?  Where is your bleeding heart for them?  By all accounts they deserve the free year of graduate school more (if they aren't in the NFL) so where is their justice?