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by Garm
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 32
Views: 3894

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

Fantasy Football has gotten pretty fancy since I last played. I don't even know what you're talking about so I'll abstain. :)
by Garm
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3025225

Re: Postify your facerity

I appears that Eye-DC, the company that made my previous frames, has gone out of business. Shoot.
by Garm
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 32
Views: 3894

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

bentheimmigrant wrote:No, I think there's no easy way to have prizes. We'll have to content ourselves with playing for pride.


I'll buy the winner a beer. If they come to Longmont. :)

edit: If I win I'm buying myself two beers.
by Garm
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Multiple shooting reported at Texas A&M University
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Multiple shooting reported at Texas A&M University

Maybe we should take a page out of Chris Rock's book and make bullets illegal or prohibitively expensive. sigh. This is so sad. Bullets are even easier to make than guns. Reloading equipment is extremely common, relatively inexpensive, and pretty easy to use. It would be basically impossible to ban...
by Garm
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Multiple shooting reported at Texas A&M University
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Multiple shooting reported at Texas A&M University

Maybe we should take a page out of Chris Rock's book and make bullets illegal or prohibitively expensive.

sigh. This is so sad.
by Garm
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3025225

Re: Postify your facerity

Depends on how much money you're willing to spend on said glasses. My glasses are my one vanity so I'm wearing Bevel frames. They're really nice. They're comfortable, fashionable, and light-weight (and durable, which is nice since my two year old loves to rip them off my face).
by Garm
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305285

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

I think Ryan is a poor pick because he doesn't add anything to the ticket (except he might be better looking than Mitt). Romney has a budget plan that was modeled (or seems that way) off of Ryan's budget so there's no gain there. Romney is running largely off his business experience and says that he...
by Garm
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 32
Views: 3894

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

bentheimmigrant wrote:
Garm wrote:I'll give it a try. Been a while since I played. Mostly because all the dudes I pick get hurt.

In that case, feel free to pick Dallas players /eaglesfan


I dunno man, there are some depths I won't sink to.
by Garm
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305285

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

I've seen some people saying that it's a bold, or inspired choice. I agree more that it's a pick to shore up the base which seems like a desperation move by the Romney camp. My personal take on it is that it's a stupid pick. Ryan gives even more fuel to Obama to attack Romney on the economy and heal...
by Garm
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

Ultramarathoners are weird. I'm not convinced that running that far is healthy. Where is your God now? There are a couple of Ultramarathoner cults in the area. I went to school with the children of the leaders of one so I reiterate.... Ultramarathoners are weird. So I guess the answer to your quest...
by Garm
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

Ooooooh, new olympic sports! The possibilities are endless. Olympic wiffle ball or frisbee would be cool to watch if they weren't under patent protection. But in seriousness, I think the olympics needs a 50 or 100 kilometer ultramarathon. I don't see why Ultimate Frisbee isn't an Olympic sport. May...
by Garm
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 32
Views: 3894

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

I'll give it a try. Been a while since I played. Mostly because all the dudes I pick get hurt.
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana
Replies: 113
Views: 12914

Re: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana

@Tirian I get that the students of these schools are there because parents already send them there. What I object to is taxpayer money, state and federal, going to fund these schools. I said as much already. Our educational system, blighted and malfunctioning as it may be, was never meant to be a ve...
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9207436

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

One of them came back today with a pamphlet. I eagerly accepted it and have now prepared a chapter-by-chapter rebuttal for every bullshit argument made within it. I am now prepared. If they come back, I can pretty much read from a script. I heartily support this idea. Have you considered turning it...
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana
Replies: 113
Views: 12914

Re: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana

Wait, how am I a sucker for vague statistics? The article said there are 119 private schools in Louisiana that will benefit from this voucher program. It also said that at least 19 of them use curriculum from Bob Jones or Beka Book press. So I whipped open my calculator and divided 19 by 119 which ...
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana
Replies: 113
Views: 12914

Re: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana

School vouchers so low-income students can choose to go to better private schools? I'm all for that. I don't even really care if religious school can participate in the program, most of them are probably still better than the public schools. Hopefully parents will be smart enough not to sen...
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3523761

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

My bike was stolen at some point in the last week while I was off on vacation. bike thieves should be dragged down trails. Rocky, bumpy, fire-ant and yellow-jacket infested trails. My bike was stolen a few years ago off the back of my car. Agree with this. Someone stole my super nice mountain bike ...
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana
Replies: 113
Views: 12914

Re: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana

School vouchers so low-income students can choose to go to better private schools? I'm all for that. I don't even really care if religious school can participate in the program, most of them are probably still better than the public schools. Hopefully parents will be smart enough not to sen...
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

And in the U.S. the coverage is just shite, and I'm increasingly of the opinion it's built around whichever sports they can show the most commercials in. Hence why they must be amazingly happy to not have the U.S. men's soccer team to deal with. That goes for most sports, actually. I theorize that'...
by Garm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana
Replies: 113
Views: 12914

Re: Privatized Public "Education" in Louisiana

I'm wondering why they're so against globalisation if it's going to bring the rapture. I know that it's the end of days and a terrible time for the rest of us who get stuck here, but surely it's a good thing for good, god-fearing Christians? It's one of the reasons that many evangelicals are agains...
by Garm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20033

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

I'm still not sure what this thread turned into or where it did, but I have questions! About the original topic! So, for us not as well versed in rockets and landing on other planets and stuff: Where do we go from here? After Curiosity, what's the next stop? Do the technologies involved have applic...
by Garm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20033

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

Folk, are you seriously debating the merits of ejecting the quantum crystals in space magic land in a thread about humanity actually managing to lower a nuclear powered science lab/ATV to the surface of another planet on a rocket powered crane? No, we're speculating about what NASA could do if it h...
by Garm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20033

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

Oh, I'm not suggesting I have a better idea, just that the one they came up with (and executed!) is insanely ambitious. I'd be curious as to the method of landing an SUV-sized robot on the next planet over that is merely sanely ambitious. It'd probably involve rerouting power through the main defle...
by Garm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20033

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

As unlikely as it is, I hope Curiosity finds life. Mostly because it'd be awesome, but also because it should spark a wave of budget increases for the sciences. I doubt that we'd see budget increases. We'll probably see a wave of E.T. Life Deniers. They'll publish papers full of pseudo-science and ...
by Garm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20033

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

Also, too: This is a big deal because we've landed in a spot that is supposed to be full of information. Curiosity is the biggest, bestest rover we've landed and should be able to tell us if there's still water on Mars. Maybe life.
by Garm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

I heard the women's soccer game was great. NBC doesn't have the replay up yet, though :( I just watched the highlights. Goosebumps. Solo should have saved the first goal but it was some classy stuff that got Sinclair in the position to score it and Solo was moving the opposite direction so I don't ...
by Garm
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

Oh, Alex Morgan. You just broke the hearts of an entire nation. Is there nothing you cannot do? Land a Rover on another planet? Men's Rugby? Have me know what sport you're involved in? Hee hee... Women's soccer. They should have hired her to help with Curiosity. She would have headed the rover into...
by Garm
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

Oh, Alex Morgan. You just broke the hearts of an entire nation. Is there nothing you cannot do?
by Garm
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20033

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

Sigh. 2.7 billion (that's the cost that I've seen bandied about for Curiosity) is pretty small potatoes. And considering that we just landed a freaking SUV on another planet, I'd say it's astounding that it cost that little. For perspective, don't you think we could cut out 17 F-22 fighters and lau...
by Garm
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.
Replies: 176
Views: 20033

Re: Curiousity touchdown tonight in around 5 hours.

Sigh. 2.7 billion (that's the cost that I've seen bandied about for Curiosity) is pretty small potatoes. And considering that we just landed a freaking SUV on another planet, I'd say it's astounding that it cost that little. For perspective, don't you think we could cut out 17 F-22 fighters and laun...
by Garm
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

Dang. Jenny Bindon is one tough lady. I'd go home after taking a knee to the forehead.
by Garm
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39085

Re: London Olympics 2012

Nath wrote:Gold for Kayla Harrison! USA's first ever judo gold medal. Fellow Jimmy Pedro athlete Marti Malloy picked up a bronze, too.


I watched both of those online. Kayla Harrison was dominant and Marti Malloy has some fast hands. Very impressive.
by Garm
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9207436

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

promulgated


Really? Incredible.
by Garm
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How does linkedin know who I know?
Replies: 18
Views: 13090

Re: How does linkedin know who I know?

It's true, the article doesn't talk about the algorithm but it does give some insight to their thinking and possible sources of connection.

As an aside, I don't think that something like LinkedIn is handled by SQL. It's a Big Data problem so they're probably using something more advanced.
by Garm
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Want to work for Obama?
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: Want to work for Obama?

Plus you get to work for "The Cause" (caps not meant to denigrate). Having worked for the Kerry campaign in '04, and having other politically active friends, it's a powerful feeling to work in politics. It's much like working in show biz (I've done that too). It's really never about the mo...
by Garm
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Opinion Piece: "Is Algebra Necessary?"
Replies: 94
Views: 15212

Re: Opinion Piece: "Is Algebra Necessary?"

My degree is in pure mathematics with a focus in Galois Theory (aka abstract algebra). Now ask me if I remember any of it (I don't really :( :( :( ). I haven't done "real" math since I graduated. However, in defense of the math degree, I'm pretty good as a generalist. My math education tau...
by Garm
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9207436

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I prefer my lemonade watered down. I am an adult. Not by choice, mind you, but an adult nonetheless. Sad times.
by Garm
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Opinion Piece: "Is Algebra Necessary?"
Replies: 94
Views: 15212

Re: Opinion Piece: "Is Algebra Necessary?"

They could, but they won't. There's that argument that's made to defend the obscene bonuses paid out to people who work at finance companies that goes "if we don't pay them this much money, how can we attract the best talent?" Apparently we can't also apply that to the teaching profession...
by Garm
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US church in race row for refusing to wed black couple
Replies: 49
Views: 8827

Re: US church in race row for refusing to wed black couple

I'm just happy to know that traditional marriage is now defined as only for the heteros and the whites. As it should be </noPrivilege>
by Garm
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Opinion Piece: "Is Algebra Necessary?"
Replies: 94
Views: 15212

Re: Opinion Piece: "Is Algebra Necessary?"

Massive pay cuts? What am I doing wrong with my life? It'd be a paycut, but not a massive one, if I left my current job to go teach math but only after five years of working my way through the company. It's not that teaching pays great (it doesn't, maybe 45k for high school math), it's just that hi...

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