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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    And the college football season opens with Ohio State at Indiana on a Thursday night. Kevin's gonna run that score hiiiiiigh.
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    2016-17 NHL Thread

    Bobby Hull represented the Blackhawks at the Winter Classic, and it’s still embarrassing
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    President-Elect Donald Trump: The Thread

    Plus, in a nuclear arms race, there's a point where it simply doesn't make sense. With 7000 nukes (or whatever we have right now), we can blow up the world 10 times over. What's the point in adding more?
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    75th Anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Dec 7, 2016 -> 11:52 AM) There have been some great features on both history and PBS in the last month on Pearl Harbor. Tons of great info and factoids I never knew. For example, the first version of the speech goes "... a day that will live in world history." Saw that one. Also that FDR wrote the speech himself because his speechwriters weren't around that day.
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    The environment thread

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Nov 30, 2016 -> 11:45 AM) I'm typically looking at costs on an incremental energy basis, and perhaps not an "all-in" cost which includes things like long-term maintenance, and perhaps other chemical costs, but those numbers for coal and gas both look very high to me. Generally, at the moment in the west, reasonably modern gas resources are running around $13-20/mw and coal around $12-30, depending on where the coal is sourced, etc. From my understanding, most western utilities are still looking at retiring coal units much earlier than the end of their anticipated lifespans, simply because it does not make financial sense to keep operating them. Damn those are low prices. Though I'm looking at longer term stuff than spot market, and honestly not sure how WECC or CAISO compare to MISO.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (Brian @ Dec 5, 2016 -> 07:51 PM) For anyone to say he doesn't at least deserve to be nominated shows how unaware you are. Were there or deserving guys? Of course. But he's still one of the best athletes in college football and deserves to at least make the trip to NY for,the recognition, as you said. Why does being the best athlete make him deserving? There are 5-10 guys in the Big Ten with better resumes.
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    Westworld, just continuing to confirm those fan theories!
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    The Democratic Bench

    I heard something about a couple popular guys from Texas (San Antonio, maybe?) that people were excited about. Can't remember the names though. It'd be a gamechanger if Texas was actually in play during an election.
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    NCAA basketball thread 2016-17

    QUOTE (He_Gawn @ Nov 8, 2016 -> 09:00 AM) Fearless prediction... Would be shocked if OG didn't win BTPOY. Fine by me! Super duper early, but I liked how assertive Devonte Green was in the exhibitions. I thought he was gonna be more of a Verdell Jones type but hes not that at all.
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    2016-17 NHL Thread

    QUOTE (SoxAce @ Nov 6, 2016 -> 09:25 PM) Gotta hope that Motte injury isn't serious. He's probably been the most impressive rookie out of all of them this season. Him or Forsling.
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    2016-17 NHL Thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Nov 3, 2016 -> 08:59 PM) It is really nice to see Hoss off to a good start. It really is. He's not at a Jagr level (really no one is), but for him to still be productive is real impressive. Crow standing on his head recently.
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    Job Thread

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Oct 11, 2016 -> 09:40 AM) My interview sort of turned into a joke. Working for that firm would be pretty awful for the work/life balance. 8.5 billable hours a day requirement, plus team meetings, team lead meetings and corporate meetings weekly (not billable). They asked me what kind of hours I work in my current job and I told them 8:45-9 to 5-5:15 with a handful of saturdays a year. They all basically laughed. Seems to be a 60-65 hour work week there. It's not even a pay raise, it's just basically getting a second, part-time job at the same salary. Big pass. I played it up like I was interested. If anything I'll try to turn the offer into a raise at my current place. But good Lord did it make me appreciate my work/life balance at my job, even if I am underpaid a little. 8.5 billable hours/day is absurd. Comes out to 2125/yr even assuming two weeks of vacation. As much as I didn't like litigating, at least we only had a an 1800 hour requirement. Man, do I not miss billable hours one bit.
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    Situation at DePaul

    QUOTE (CrimsonWeltall @ Nov 1, 2016 -> 05:14 PM) They are banning speech. As a private university, they're free to do so. But "you can't co-opt a slogan because the originators think that downplays their message" is a really lame standard to implement. Yeah, just not a good precedent to have IMO. When it comes to speech, it has to be pretty dangerous for me to think it should be outlawed.
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    2016-2017 NFL Thread

    God I love watching Jordan Howard. Hoosiers, baby! It's like when I get excited watching Schwarber, but I don't have to feel dirty about it.
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    Possibly my favorite episode of Westworld yet. Really want to know what Lawrence is up to. Also, does anyone else think it's weird that the park creator's name is Robert Ford? The writers/Crichton could have picked any name, and came up with the name of the guy who killed Jesse James?
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    Music and more Music

    QUOTE (bmags @ Oct 27, 2016 -> 10:07 PM) I can't get enough of this video. That's just fantastic.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    Kirk really tarnishing the political legacy of New Trier alums. Well, to the extent Rumsfeld hasn't already completely destroyed it, anyway.
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    QUOTE (Ezio Auditore @ Oct 27, 2016 -> 08:44 PM) Being white has got to be awesome. What's that Louie CK bit? Something like "If you have a time traveling machine, and you're a white male, you can go anywhere. If you're not white, or not a guy, DO NOT GO BACK IN TIME. Only go forwards." Sadly not sure how forward it has to be, though.
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    Stanford Sexual Assault case

    Just read about this case from the University of Minnesota. The guy eventually got 6 years but only after three women came forward on record. Just sickening. And his frat brothers who tried to get the victim to go away are just despicable. Makes me sick.
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    NCAA basketball thread 2016-17

    QUOTE (Heads22 @ Oct 26, 2016 -> 07:44 PM) No Chaminade in 2018, but imagine some of the matchups. I imagine Arizona and Duke will be on opposite sides. No Chaminade! But they're the best part!
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Oct 9, 2016 -> 09:47 PM) Wonder how much play him threatening to jail Clinton will get That was the biggest WTF moment of the night to me. It should get the most discussion of anything said.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    Hoosiers defense played pretty well. Running game couldn't do much. Best defense we'll see all year. Having Feeney out didn't help the ground game, but not sure what difference it would have made.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    Rock, you think Ohio State covers the spread (-28)? We've played you well the past few years, but Gerry DiNardo (surprisingly!) made a good point last night: While this IU team is better overall than in the past, particularly on defense, our offense isn't quite as explosive. Those close games were the product of an explosive offense. So while we may be a better team, we're less likely to pull off the shocker against Ohio State. I think it will be right at the spread, wouldn't be surprised to see something like 52-24.
  24. QUOTE (Brian @ Oct 8, 2016 -> 11:38 AM) 77 straight was quite the conference run. Yeah, it's just insane. I mean, in that time Maine South has been one of the best programs in the state. The next best in the conference has been New Trier, and we're decent but not that great.