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tbdbitlbuck


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Comment 16 hours ago

I will add--Mayer is an incredibly good guitarist. In addition to his solo career, he's been touring with Dead and Company as their lead guitarist for five years. 

Often his studio recordings don't adequately showcase this but if you ever see a live show of his, there are tons of guitar solos that really push him to one of the truly elite guitarists out there right now.

Comment 21 Oct 2020

Many states use AI grading of standardized test essays now, but many have built in some of the safeguards you mention in your second paragraph. Typically, the first thousand of the essays that come in for scoring are read by both AI and by human scorers to ensure the algorithm is doing what it's supposed to be doing, and that there's agreement between computer and human scoring. After that, a certain percentage are "back-read" by a human to ensure ongoing agreement. The AI also flags essays it identifies as "low-confidence" and forwards those to humans for scoring. If you look at many of the technical reports of these systems, there's greater agreement between the computer and human scorer than between two human scorers reading the same essay. Plus I think when you have at least some human participation, it provides some fidelity to the system.

Good AI scoring systems typically involves several years of field testing test questions, having a good rangefinding process using humans to effectively establish the scoring guidelines and rubric to feed into the computer, and then having sufficient safeguards in place to make sure the system works as intended. Edgenuity, I doubt, has the ability or even really the motivation to be this sophisticated.

Comment 17 Oct 2020

I’m not sure what point you’re making here. Is Bennett better than some random NW QB? Sure. Is he good enough to be considered a national-title-contender? Hell no.

Georgia is ranked #4, I’m not sure “better than Purdue’s QB” is a compliment

Comment 17 Oct 2020

Lol Gary Daniels trying to talk up Georgia’s defense as he says “Alabama has gained a lot of yards”

Comment 17 Oct 2020

Weird how SEC officials NOW see that three steps means it’s a catch

Comment 17 Oct 2020

Can’t believe the media would hype a team just so it could look like Clemson had a moderately difficult schedule. UNC will lose and only drop to like 9

Comment 17 Oct 2020

Sec announcers sounded legit disappointed that Georgia threw an 82 yard TD

Comment 07 Oct 2020

My desire for night games is inverse proportional to my age.

Used to KILL for night games when I was younger, but anymore, I love a noon kickoff. Get up, drink my coffee, crack a beer by the time the pregame shows come on, get that game I was worried about out of the way, and then enjoy the rest of the day basking in a Buckeye win. I love how Fox has taken advantage of the desire for a good noon kickoff. 

I don't hate 8 pm games, but if it's a big game, having to wait around all day for it is excruciating, and as someone mentioned above, the game doesn't actually kick at 8, it's closer to 8:30, and then after a million commercials, it's not over until almost 12:30. I almost went insane waiting all day for the Fiesta Bowl last year and then having to go to bed with a bad taste in my mouth was awful. 

Comment 28 Sep 2020

I watched a CFB game last week that had a timeout before 4th down, commercial, then the teams came back, there was a punt, followed by another commercial lol

Comment 28 Sep 2020

I know we give a lot of crap to teams like ND/SEC teams, but good lord does Oklahoma always get the benefit of the doubt from the playoff committee. 

1) They constantly get a pass on their defense. Even though every year they show that they have an awful defense, it just gets a "::shrug:: well that's the Big 12 for ya!"

2) They have played in four playoff games since the conception of the CFP and have shown up in exactly one of them. To piggyback on #1, in the four games they have played, they have given up an average of 47.5 points

It's just wild to me how despite all of this, if they go 7-1 and win the Big 12 the CFP committee will probably have them back. I know a lot of folks last year were trying to say it wasn't a big deal that we dropped to 2 instead of 1 the last weekend, but I would KILL to play Oklahoma in a playoff game.

Comment 26 Sep 2020

100%

Insane how they constantly get a pass just because the Big 12 doesn’t know how to play defense

Comment 26 Sep 2020

Still have no idea how the playoff committee gets fooled by Oklahoma. They’ve shown up exactly once in a playoff game and still lost