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College Football 2016: Week 3 Recap
Saturday, 2016 September 24 - 11:55 am
Sorry I've fallen behind a bit here, but I expect I'm the only one reading my own posts anyway. This blog has really just become an exercise in note-taking for me. Anyway: Michigan and NCSU both won last week.

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College Football 2016: Week 2 Recap
Sunday, 2016 September 11 - 3:49 pm
Michigan wins big again; NCSU loses to ECU.

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College Football 2016: Week 2 Preview
Saturday, 2016 September 10 - 11:37 am
Michigan plays Central Florida; N.C. State plays at East Carolina.

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College Football 2016: Week 1 Recap
Saturday, 2016 September 10 - 11:24 am
Michigan and N.C. State won handily.

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College Football 2016: Week 1 Preview
Thursday, 2016 September 1 - 3:29 pm
Michigan opens against Hawaii; N.C. State plays William and Mary.

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Third Party Presidential Candidates
Thursday, 2016 August 18 - 5:29 pm
I've posted some thoughts about third-party Presidential candidates in comments on other people's Facebook posts, but I'd like to give it a more thorough treatment, and it's probably better to do it on my own blog instead. (I'll talk about third parties in Congressional elections in a follow-up post.)

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Apple Watch: 2016 Predictions
Friday, 2016 January 1 - 12:46 pm
Ah, the old blog. I guess you can't really rely on me to post consistently about much these days, but I'll at least come around once a year to write my Apple predictions. This is more for me than for anyone else... kind of a mental exercise.

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College Football 2015: Week 5 and 6 Recap
Sunday, 2015 October 11 - 8:07 pm
Michigan dominates in two shutout victories; NCSU loses twice.

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College Football 2015: Week 4 Recap
Sunday, 2015 September 27 - 11:43 am
More mayhem! This has been a crazy season.

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College Football 2015: Week 4 Preview
Saturday, 2015 September 26 - 11:31 am
Michigan plays a dangerous BYU team. NCSU plays yet another cupcake, though maybe the toughest one of its non-conference schedule.

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College Football 2015: Week 3 Recap
Saturday, 2015 September 26 - 11:11 am
Michigan wins easily last week but looked sluggish. NCSU continues playing cupcakes.

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Thoughts on the iPad Pro
Friday, 2015 September 18 - 3:27 pm
So, one of my predictions about the Apple Event last week was way off. Apple did indeed announce a bigger, heavier 13" iPad Pro, complete with an optional keyboard and an optional fancy stylus (the Apple Pencil). There are multiple reasons why Apple may have come out with this device.

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College Football 2015: Week 3 Preview
Friday, 2015 September 18 - 3:06 pm
Michigan and NCSU have cupcake opponents.

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College Football 2015: Week 2 Recap
Thursday, 2015 September 17 - 11:30 pm
Michigan and NCSU both win big; some crazy finishes in games around the country.

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College Football 2015: Week 2 Preview
Saturday, 2015 September 12 - 2:49 am
Michigan plays Oregon State; NCSU plays Eastern Kentucky.

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Apple Event Predictions
Tuesday, 2015 September 8 - 9:34 pm
There's a big Apple event scheduled for tomorrow, with the new iPhone a near-certainty. But there's also a lot of speculation about what else might be coming.

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College Football 2015: Week 1 Recap
Tuesday, 2015 September 8 - 8:56 pm
Michigan loses its opener on the road; NCSU beats up on a cupcake. Also some interesting upsets from around the country.

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College Football 2015: Week 1 Preview
Saturday, 2015 August 29 - 3:00 pm
FOOTBAWW. Yes, I'm back at it. Hope has returned to Michigan with the arrival of Jim Harbaugh as head coach. He's proven nothing yet, but it's hard to imagine it could be worse than the debacle of the last couple of years.

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Hey Everybody
Saturday, 2015 August 22 - 11:04 am
I guess the site's been down for a couple of days due to changes from my web host. I'm here so rarely that I didn't even notice.

So, what's new? Well, there'll be some interesting Apple news coming up, and I'm getting geared up to resume reporting on college football. This season is hopeful for both Michigan and NCSU, so maybe it'll be more cheerful than years past.

Anyway, who knows if anyone still even reads this stuff any more, but if you do, sorry for the inconvenience. Regular posting will resume shortly.
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Apple Watch: 2015 Predictions
Thursday, 2015 January 1 - 12:42 pm
Happy New Year everyone. Here's my annual list of Apple predictions.

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2014 Elections: The Aftermath
Wednesday, 2014 November 5 - 12:13 pm
Well, it's pretty much over: Republicans have retaken the Senate. Alaska is still counting but will probably go to Sullivan (R) over Begich (D). Louisiana will go to a runoff in December that favors the Republican. It looks like Warner (D) will squeak by in Virginia over Gillespie (R); this after he was projected to win by something like 9%. So in the end, it looks like a 54-46 majority for the Republicans.

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College Football 2014: The End
Sunday, 2014 September 28 - 12:36 pm
Back in 2008, I stopped blogging about football midway through the season. Michigan was in Rich Rodriguez's first year, glumly looking at a 2-6 record, and struggling with a couple of earnest but untalented quarterbacks. To some degree the struggles were understandable: there was a major schematic shift in the offense, and the quarterback cupboard was left bare after Ryan Mallett transferred. Michigan limped to a 3-9 record that year, and I thought it was the nadir of Michigan football.

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College Football 2014: Week 5 Preview
Saturday, 2014 September 27 - 9:47 am
Michigan kicks off its conference season against Minnesota; N.C. State takes on #1 Florida State.

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College Football 2014: Week 4 Recap
Saturday, 2014 September 27 - 9:22 am
Michigan collapses in flames; N.C. State wins comfortably.

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New CBS Show Scorpion Riddled with Errors
Tuesday, 2014 September 23 - 1:12 pm
I could swear I saw promotional materials for CBS's new tech-y series "Scorpion" promising that the show would feature technically accurate hacking techniques based on real-life stories.

That went out the window in the show's first few minutes. If you plan on watching the show and you don't want spoilers, then stop reading here. But trust me, you probably don't want to watch this show... so read on for just a couple dozen of the hundreds of plot holes and implausible elements to this show.

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College Football 2014: Week 4 Preview
Thursday, 2014 September 18 - 6:54 pm
Michigan will be tested by Utah; N.C. State plays Presbyterian Girl's Junior High School.

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College Football 2014: Week 3 Recap
Thursday, 2014 September 18 - 6:35 pm
Michigan and N.C. State both win handily.

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College Football 2014: Week 3 Preview
Thursday, 2014 September 11 - 10:15 am
Sorry, no time for an extended preview this week.

Michigan plays Miami (OH) at home; it's a soft opponent which will hopefully take some of the sting out of last week's loss. The game is on BTN at 3:30. Prediction: Michigan 58, Miami 3.

N.C. State plays at South Florida, which will be a stern test. It's also at 3:30, on CBSSN. Prediction: N.C. State 27, USF 33.

Your Game of the Week is Tennessee at #4 Georgia at 8:00 on ABC.
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Apple Watch: Um, Apple Watch
Wednesday, 2014 September 10 - 12:59 pm
I've always called my Apple posts "Apple Watch", but now there's an actual Apple Watch so maybe I should call them something else.

So the big Apple event was yesterday... here's a brief recap and my opinions.

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College Football 2014: Week 2 Recap
Sunday, 2014 September 7 - 11:23 am
The Big Ten collapses into a big heap; N.C. State manages another comeback.

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College Football 2014: Week 2 Preview
Saturday, 2014 September 6 - 10:45 am
Michigan plays Notre Dame one more time before the series goes on hiatus; N.C. State plays Old Dominion.

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College Football 2014: Week 1 Recap
Monday, 2014 September 1 - 1:05 pm
Michigan restores order to the universe; N.C. State squeaks out a win.

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Footbaww 2014
Sunday, 2014 August 24 - 7:06 pm
Football week is finally here, so it's time to fire up the old blog again.

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Apple Watch: Apple Acquires Beats for $3 Billion
Wednesday, 2014 May 28 - 5:36 pm
Apple today announced that they will acquire Beats Electronics and Beats Music for a total of $3 billion, confirming rumors that have been flying around for the past few weeks. Apple will spend $2.6 billion up front and another $400 million over time. This is slightly less than the original rumored amount of $3.2 billion.

There's been a lot of speculation about the reasons behind the acquisition, and why Apple was willing to spend so much money. Here's a roundup of some of the possible reasons.

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Apple Watch: SmartHome Rumors Brewing
Tuesday, 2014 May 27 - 12:36 pm
A large number of Apple-related sites are buzzing about the possibility of a "smart home" (or "connected home") system to be announced at the upcoming WWDC in June. I had speculated about this back in 2011... it does seem to fit with Apple's philosophy of taking an existing technology with a terrible user experience and making it better.

Let's consider what an Apple-based system might look like.

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Apple Watch: 2014 Predictions
Wednesday, 2014 January 1 - 3:57 pm
The annual ritual continues... here are my Apple predictions for the year.

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College Football 2013: Week 13 Recap and Week 14 Preview
Saturday, 2013 November 30 - 12:48 pm
This will probably be the last football post of the season. Go Blue.

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College Football 2013: Week 12 Recap
Friday, 2013 November 22 - 4:59 pm
Michigan wins in bizarre fashion; N.C. State loses again.

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College Football 2013: Week 12 Preview
Saturday, 2013 November 16 - 12:09 pm
I am having trouble getting enthused for these games.

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College Football 2013: Week 11 Recap
Sunday, 2013 November 10 - 12:23 pm
It's looking like a lost season for both Michigan and N.C. State at this point. Michigan loses to Nebraska; N.C. State loses to Duke.

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College Football 2013: Week 11 Preview
Thursday, 2013 November 7 - 7:29 pm
Michigan plays Nebraska; N.C. State plays Duke.

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College Football 2013: Week 10 Recap
Thursday, 2013 November 7 - 6:26 pm
Ugh. And Ugh.

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College Football 2013: Week 10 Preview
Saturday, 2013 November 2 - 9:33 am
It's rivalry week... Michigan plays at Michigan State, North Carolina plays at North Carolina State.

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Apple News
Monday, 2013 October 28 - 10:05 pm
I'm a bit behind on Apple news, so let's catch up.

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College Football 2013: Week 9 Recap
Monday, 2013 October 28 - 9:19 pm
Michigan was idle; N.C. State gets demolished.

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College Football 2013: Week 9 Preview
Saturday, 2013 October 26 - 9:16 am
Michigan is idle; N.C. State travels to Florida State.

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Apple Announcements Coming Tomorrow
Monday, 2013 October 21 - 11:26 pm
Some last minute predictions for Apple's media event tomorrow.

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College Football 2013: Week 8 Recap
Monday, 2013 October 21 - 10:53 pm
Michigan wins a wild shootout; N.C. State was idle. Also, four top ten teams lose.

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College Football 2013: Week 8 Preview
Saturday, 2013 October 19 - 8:49 am
Michigan plays Indiana; N.C. State has a bye.

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College Football 2013: Week 7 Recap
Thursday, 2013 October 17 - 8:39 pm
Ugh. And ugh.

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