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Comment 27 Mar 2014

Missed the Domers question, but I don't give a shit who paints Rudy's helmet during the week.
 

Comment 20 Mar 2014

He just hit the potential game winning shot 10 seconds prior! What the fuck are you on?

He was 6/9 in FGs today.  Take away Sam Thompson (8/11 FGs) and the rest of the team shot 10/30 in FGs.  I do not understand the Craft hate. At all.

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Easy to play hindsight.  With as much as we struggle to put the ball in the hole, I understand shooting it early.  If you miss, you at least get a second bite at the apple to potentially tie/win the game.

Comment 16 Feb 2014

That's...not entirely accurate.

IIRC, the clue was something like "This European capital was the setting for the musical Cabaret."  She answered Paris, and the correct answer was Berlin.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

First, let me say I feel for you on the frustration office PCs create.  I've been there.  They suck.

Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 (i.e. no more security patches). Businesses and regular consumers still using XP beyond then are going to be facing massive security breaches and vulnerability to viruses and malware.  I strongly suggest you tell the boss where you work about this if they've been living under a rock.  You may come out looking like a hero.

Beyond that....So we have a chicken-or-egg scenario.

Do companies upgrade their rigs to fit the new standards of internet technology?  Or does internet technology upgrade their abilities to the lowest common denominator of office PC setups while simultaneously holding everyone else back?

I think a lot, a lot, of companies would never upgrade their setups if you told them Windows XP and IE8 would be supported in perpetuity.  But guess what? This is America. We are the innovators. We set the standards. Keep up or unfortunately you don't get all the shinies. Technology has a life cycle. One day, it goes off to die.

I'm sure 11W has done their due diligence with Google Analytics. They can tell the exact demographics of their users filtered by operating system, browser, and mobile vs. desktop.  If they thought upgrading the site to new standards outweighed the cost of losing however many visitors still using outdated browsers, well...it looks like they made that choice.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

That is an old graph.  IE's market share is shrinking all the time and is virtually non-existent in the exploding mobile and tablet markets.  The problem with IE isn't so much IE in general as it is that those users aren't even running the most up-to-date version of their inferior browser.

These people who can't or won't keep their browsers up-to-date are going to unfortunately be sacrificed to a sub-optimal user experience.  Not a non-functional one, but you're going to get some clipping and formatting quirks if you're sputtering along on one of these outdated browsers.  It's crazy to shackle the internet to decade-old technology. 

At some point though, old browsers can't continue to be supported.  IE8 was released in 2009.  That was FIVE YEARS ago.  Internet years are even greater than dog years. Five years is an eternity in web development. I don't think its asking a lot to have people update their browser more often than a redshirt senior's overall time on campus.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

IE's pants-shittingly-bad-compliance with current browser standards is killing web developers since forever.

Seriously. Upgrade to Chrome, Firefox, etc. Or enjoy having a sub-standard Internet experience. 

And FWIW, I just went back and tested on IE10 and am not having any issues.  My guess is you're compounding your IE problem by having an outdated IE version.  You are doubly screwing yourself.

Comment 10 Feb 2014

Big news. Best of luck to him in the coming months and years. With the scrutiny he gets, he's going to need it.  I hope his supporters outweigh his haters.

For everyone saying "Why is this news?  I'm straight. I don't go around announcing it to everyone! *rabblerabble*", you are missing the point.  Being straight affects your job opportunities, social opportunities, marriage opportunities, and religious opportunities by ZERO PERCENT.  Being openly gay tremendously increases those odds. 

If you want to stop hearing about "coming out" press conferences, stop preventing gays from getting jobs, leadership positions in the community/organization, and stop preventing them from participating fully in all the aspects of our society.

Comment 07 Feb 2014

Nice move on going with a Responsive design.  Smartphones and tablets are gaining market share all the time.  Who did the update for you guys?

Comment 03 Feb 2014

If Tebow wasn't an outspoken Christian, y'all would be laughing at Tebow's NFL QB ability along with the rest of us. He's a good guy, but the religion aspect is seriously clouding people's judgement. 

He wouldn't have "protected the ball much better", he was a turnover machine and had a sub 50% completion percentage more often than not.  And that's running plays from a playbook the size of a post-it-note and no progression reads beyond the 2nd target.  Seattle would've ate him alive.

Comment 29 Jan 2014

B1G opponents are tiered for me.

Tier 1 - Michigan

Tier 2 - Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State

Tier 3 - Nebraska (Tier 2 soon), Illinois

Tier 4 - Iowa, Indiana

Tier 5 - Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue

TBD - Maryland, Rutgers

 

If OSU could play Michigan, PSU, MSU, WISC, NEB, and ILL every year then rotate 3 other games for a 9 game conference schedule, I'd be very happy. 

Comment 28 Jan 2014

More gear than they know what to do with.

Well, some of them have found something to do with it.....

Comment 16 Jan 2014

Here's a controversial statement.  Over 95% of student athletes are completely interchangeable. I admire and recognize the work and sacrifice they put in.  But the truth is, they're Stormtroopers.  I love cheering for our guys, but I love cheering for them because they're Buckeyes. I would cheer just as hard for Jared Abbredaris as I do Philly Brown if he played for Ohio State and not Wisconsin. The name on the front is what is putting butts in the seats.

Just because someone plays or even starts for a Division I football program doesn't mean he brings in more than he receives in tuition, books, housing, insurance, food, etc.

Stop trying to argue that every Stormtrooper deserves to be paid just because the Darth Vaders of the world are getting a raw deal.  Braxton Miller, Johnny Manziel, and Jameis Winston aren't getting their true market value. However, most are. Some are even overpaid

Stop trying to set the entire market based on 5% of statistical outliers.  I'll support a modest stipend.  I'll even support the schools finding a way to make travel cheaper for the parents of out of state students so they can see their kid play. But the notion that all these poor kids are getting screwed and deserve thousands of dollars in salary is ludicrous.

If it was highly profitable to pay athletes, someone would've already started a league to capitalize on it. (SEC joke goes here)

Comment 14 Jan 2014

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sparty as an ACC target.  Great basketball school. Respectable football school and getting better every year under Dino.  The Notre Dame connection.  Plus the ACC's seemingly ubiquitous affinity for the #2 school in a state (FSU, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Pitt, etc.)