| Tech Board|| Touchscreen Laptop/tablet recommendations - Santa Clause on 5/19/14 at 9:48 pm|
Does anyone have recommendations for a quality touchscreen laptop/tablet? I'm thinking about purchasing one as my second computer for work/school (I currently have an old Macbook and Ipad in pretty good shape).
I'm in graduate school for economics and I've noticed some fellow students have device...
| More Sports Board|| NFL schedule: divisional vs. interdivisional matchups - Santa Clause on 4/27/14 at 1:11 pm|
Does anyone know whether there's a certain formula for which weeks NFL teams play divisional games as opposes to non-divisional and interdivisional games?
I ask because I'm doing some research on NFL concussions using weekly totals. One (suspect) argument for why concussion rates might rise over ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Fantasy Football Injury Reports - Santa Clause on 4/24/14 at 11:07 am|
I'm collecting data for an econometric paper on nfl injuries. Anyone know the best place to get weekly information about players added to the IR? As data intensive as fantasy football is, I imagine there's probably some way this is all reported.
Thanks for the help...
| Help Board|| Touch screen Word Processor for note-taking - Santa Clause on 1/24/14 at 12:35 am|
I'm looking to find some app or device that enables me to go from typing out notes to drawing graphs (freehand, or using a compatible pen) for my economics classes. Ideally I'd like it to be word compatible so I can open the document on my laptop as well as my tablet.
FWIW, I have a Macbook lapto...
| Tiger Rant|| Video of OBJ33's one handed opening kickoff catch 9/7? - Santa Clause on 9/15/13 at 3:58 pm|
Anyone find a video of OBJ's most impressive feat from last weekend, spearing that opening kickoff out of the air with one hand the way I imagine Ron Swanson catches a salmon swimming upstream?
| O-T Lounge|| Better WiFi package: Cox or Verizon? (VA residents) - Santa Clause on 7/13/13 at 12:49 pm|
I'll be moving up to the Arlington, VA area next month and am trying to decide which Internet package I should purchase. I'm not doing cable or phone. Just Internet. I currently have Cox in BR but have no experience with Verizon. I've heard pretty decent things about their Fios Internet. The impress...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Wire - Santa Clause on 7/2/13 at 10:50 pm|
Just got around to watching this series (I know I know, "what took you so long?"). I'm apprx 1.5 seasons into it and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm still a ways short of throwing it atop my "greatest show of all time" list, which seems to be damn near the consensus of boards like these.
| Tiger Rant|| Great Role Reversal: Cheering for a USC victory - Santa Clause on 10/30/12 at 10:21 pm|
I know the announcement wouldn't come during the game because of the different kickoff times, but I can't help but think how awesome it would be if, in a reversal of 2007, Tiger Stadium went crazy after it was announced USC had upset Oregon.
IF we win Sat night, LSU fans will become the biggest U...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| RG3 + Rashad Mendenhall for Arian Foster - Santa Clause on 9/29/12 at 11:02 pm|
I'm stuck with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB. I'd love to have RG3, but is it worth losing Arian the stud? I think this trade hinges on how well we expect Mendenhall to perform when he returns next week. My other RBs are Bradshaw, Cedric Benson and Mark Ingram FYI.
Take it or leave it?...
| O-T Lounge|| Macbook Repair Question - Santa Clause on 5/25/12 at 10:21 am|
My daughter accidently spilled a little bit of water on my laptop keyboard whilst playing in the living room the other day. The spill only affected three keys on the keyboard: E, D, and C. However, breaking those three letters has essentially ruined the whole purpose of my keyboard (try writing with...
| O-T Lounge|| Quitting Cox cable/internet...advice? - Santa Clause on 5/23/12 at 8:16 pm|
I'll be out of town working for the next few months and figured now would be a good time to finally drop my Cox cable/internet. With Netflix and Hulu Plus, I really don't need TV anymore so I've been wanting to cut that cost for awhile. But does anyone have advice for what I should do to replace my ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Ides of March - Santa Clause on 1/31/12 at 4:13 pm|
Just got it on RedBox last night. I figured since it had an amazing cast but not so much fanfare that it must've been sort of a bust, but I thought it was an excellent movie. I would've liked it to be a bit longer and more developed, but overall I thought it was excellent. Great actors. Gosling has ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Best TV Dad - Santa Clause on 1/11/12 at 1:49 pm|
If you could have any father from a sitcom/show be your actual dad, who would it be?
My top 2 picks:
1. Phil Dunphy
2. Randy Marsh
| Tiger Rant|| Old thread I dug up from last year about Miles... - Santa Clause on 12/31/11 at 11:07 am|
in researching for an article. Worth noting how much can change in a year:
| Tiger Rant|| WR Downfield Blocking - Santa Clause on 11/26/11 at 11:33 am|
One thing I think often goes unnoticed is just how good of a job our wide receivers have done of holding their blocks downfield and giving guys like Ford that extra cushion they need to get to the corner and turn up field.
Surprisingly, its not just our "big" WRs, like RR2 and James Wright, makin...
| Tiger Rant|| Archie Manning pursuing Chavis? - Santa Clause on 11/25/11 at 8:15 pm|
Saw him upstairs tonight. I'd have to imagine he's down here looking for Ole Miss's next head coach, not to take in the scenery. Had his baby blue and red on, so I don't think he was here supporting his home state team....
| Tiger Rant|| Ran into Trent Richardson tonight... - Santa Clause on 11/4/11 at 11:04 pm|
walking through the lobby trying to pick up my parking pass at the team hotel, Hotel Capstone. He was much shorter than I expected. Decked out in his finest Stinson attire.
Looking back, I probably should've offered him a drink.
| Tiger Rant|| Tyrann Mathieu Look-alike - Santa Clause on 9/25/11 at 8:48 pm|
I'm sure someone has posted it before. But those of us Gen Xers who enjoyed the shite out of Disney Channel original movies should recognize the stud bowler from "Alley Cats Strike."
Or his stints on the Jamie Foxx Show and Meet the Browns (...
| Tiger Rant|| Only one glaring weakspot left: Linebacker - Santa Clause on 9/25/11 at 12:50 am|
I think if there's one position on the field that is a decisive weakness for us that powerful teams, like Alabama, can exploit, it's our linebacking core--specifically at MIKE.
Baker is a very solid player. Hatcher is mediocre at best. Francois has hardly seen the field this season. Minter is the...
| Movie/TV Board|| Marion Cotillard - Santa Clause on 9/10/11 at 11:33 am|
What is the Movie/TV board's opinion of her?
She's in excellent films, but I haven't seen a movie with her where I haven't thought to myself: "WTF is that accent doing in this movie?" Has she done a film without the quasi French-Russian accent? I have to imagine she's more versatile than that.
| Tiger Rant|| If JL gives us the best chance to win... - Santa Clause on 9/1/11 at 6:24 pm|
what are we saying about Coach Miles and the coaching staffs ability to assess talent at QB and put the better player on the field?
Has Les Miles been wrong this whole time? It seems like that is the logical extension of arguing "We are a better team with Lee," which so many people (the majority ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Dirty, Filthy Love - Santa Clause on 8/21/11 at 11:27 am|
Not to be confused with Crazy Stupid Love
Anyone seen this British film? Stars Michael Sheen and a some other solid British bloaks. I thought it was a very solid movie. Great acting and good dark humor. Sheen really is a phenomenal talent.
I'd give it about a 7.8/10...
| Tiger Rant|| Jerrard Randall - Santa Clause on 8/8/11 at 1:52 pm|
I've been hearing reports that conflict a bit with what I saw at practice on Friday about Jerrard Randall. Anyone else in Gridiron want to correct me on a few things?
One of my biggest takeaways from Friday's practice was Jerrard Randall was a huge steal. Not only was he bigger than I expected, b...
| Political Talk|| Hayek vs. Keynes LSE Debate - Santa Clause on 8/6/11 at 4:00 pm|
Great 40 minute debate hosted at the LSE a couple weeks ago.
George Selgin, a team Hayek member, happens to be one of my favorite living economist. I thought he came out on top. You can decide.
The Keynesians, led by Lord Skydelsky (sp?), launched a fairly good attack on Hayek in defense of Ke...
| Tiger Rant|| Freshman Practice Report - Santa Clause on 8/4/11 at 11:10 pm|
Anyone have a report? I'm really interested in how Rivers and Randall looked. I heard Magee impressed.
And yes, I did try the search option before starting a new thread....
| Movie/TV Board|| James Franco - Santa Clause on 7/19/11 at 11:04 pm|
as an actor, how do you rate him on a scale of 1-10. 1 being Paul Walker, 5 being Tom Cruise (let's be fair, guys. Maverick isn't exactly Hayden Christiansen), and 10 being Daniel Day Lewis/Gary Oldman.
After seeing more of his films, I have trouble putting him over the medium range (4.5-6.5). So...
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone/iPod decision - Santa Clause on 7/15/11 at 1:50 pm|
My 32G 2nd generation iTouch broke last week. Rather than replacing it and my 4 year old phone separately, I figured I'd just get a 32G iPhone4 (refurbished) for $200 from my Att upgrade. Turns out, they don't have that in stock or something (they've cancelled my order 3 times now). I'd have to pay ...
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone4 case suggestions - Santa Clause on 7/9/11 at 2:03 pm|
I just got a refurbished iPhone4, 32GB for $199 (2G monthly plan for $18). I'm looking for a real nice case that's water resistant because my goal is to use this to replace my Itouch (which broke after 3 years due to sweat seeping in the charger area) and also my 4 year old LG phone. My main concern...
| Movie/TV Board|| Parks and Rec Season 3 online - Santa Clause on 6/30/11 at 11:24 pm|
I'm most of the way through season 3 but the site I've been using must have exhausted its resources. Anyone know where I can go to get the last 5-6 episodes of the last season?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Netflix Queue - Santa Clause on 6/13/11 at 11:57 pm|
My netflix queue just magically disappeared. There are no movies in either the instant or the mailing. I had something like 135 movies racked up in the queue.
Anyone had this happen to them? If you have netflix, you might want to check your account to make sure it isn't a systemic error....