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alexhortdog95 last won the day on November 19 2014

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  1. As much as I want football - at this point, it's a wasted argument. Parents suing the B1G is going to take longer in court than the next football season coming. If they win their case against the B1G, they'll just appeal it, and it will be September 2021 by the time it comes back up. Let's be real here - if the B1G found a way to have sports and NOT be held liable (a/k/a school presidents don't want the individual schools to be liable) if something happens when they've given the thumbs up to play sports - we'd already have played games. When they cancelled the NCAA Tourney and the CWS, it was the proverbial nail in the coffin for the football season.
  2. Here's what I would have the Big Ten say to ALL the teams not playing football right now: Yes, it's true. We do really want you to play football, but we don't want to be liable for anything that happens. Suing us isn't going to work. We've got more money than you all do, no matter how much you pool your resources. We're gonna remember this. We never forget. All that being said - if you sign this waver that removes all legal and financial liability from us if your son/daughter gets sick and/or dies or is injured as a result of COVID-19, you can play until your heart's content.
  3. It's evident there wasn't any kind of development methodology going on here. So, "Shadow, Inc.," you: Began development on this application only a few weeks ago Didn't train users on the app Didn't do any cross-platform testing (had one lady say it worked perfectly for her - probably an iOS user - while Android users couldn't do squat) Didn't do any unit testing, load testing, or ANY kind of testing. Didn't get user acceptance testing results (obviously) Didn't have adequate support staff on call to support the true go-live Didn't get it vetted by the DHS (which isn't uncommon, but dang, another pair of eyes wouldn't have hurt) And here's their "front end engineer" application (with my red-flags highlighted): https://shadowinc.io/jobs/front-end-engineer/ Work at Shadow - Front-End Engineer Front-End Engineer Contractor Location: New York, Denver, Seattle, DC, or Remote Who We Are Shadow is a technology company dedicated to building power within the progressive movement. Our tools and platforms enable campaigns and other progressive organizations to reach a wider audience of supporters and make sense of the data available to them. Shadow is looking for a Front End Engineer that will help us build out several tools to support the progressive movement. This is a full time contract engagement that will run through the end of March 2020. We have offices in New York, Denver, Washington, DC, and Seattle, but we will happily consider remote candidates. Who You Are You have strong coding skills and a passion for producing great products. You always communicate thoughtfully and are able to move fast while still producing quality work. Progressive causes inspire you and you’re looking for an opportunity to join the fight and make an impact. You love working in a collaborative environment as part of a close-knit team at a burgeoning startup. You are creative, a good communicator and ready to work hard for the mission. The Tech Our stack includes the following technologies: React/Redux (Typescript), Google Cloud Platform, Python, Node.js (Typescript), Postgres, Kubernetes, Firebase, CircleCI. Requirements Strong communication and collaboration skills Passion for the progressive movement and a mission-oriented attitude Strong javascript, html and css skills Experience integrating REST APIs Time management skills Nice To Have Experience working on political campaigns or with progressive organizations Mobile development experience 1. How is it possible that your NICE TO HAVE of Mobile Development Experience isn't a HAVE TO HAVE? 2. Where's the experience that one would have to handle such sensitive data? 3. You want to be collaborative in a startup, but are willing to accept remote candidates? Yikes.
  4. I help mentor young folks that want to get into development long term as a career. One of the first things I touch on with them is the need for proper SDLC. Well, looks like I've got another example to add to my list, along with the Trump Wakanda thing from late last year....
  5. I'm a long time Software Dev/Engineer. To hear what went down with this Iowa app....well....let's just say that the older I get, the wiser Dilbert becomes. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/us/politics/iowa-caucus-app.html App Used to Tabulate Votes Is Said to Have Been Inadequately Tested The app was quickly put together in the past two months and was not properly tested at a statewide scale, according to people briefed on the matter. DES MOINES — The app that the Iowa Democratic Party commissioned to tabulate and report results from the caucuses on Monday was not properly tested at a statewide scale, said people who were briefed on the app by the state party. It was quickly put together in just the past two months, said the people, some of whom asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak publicly. And the party decided to use the app only after another proposal for reporting votes — which entailed having caucus participants call in their votes over the phone — was abandoned, on the advice of Democratic National Committee officials, according to David Jefferson, a board member of Verified Voting, a nonpartisan election integrity organization. Late Monday night, that chain of events came to a head when results from the Iowa caucuses were significantly delayed. While vote counts in the past have typically been reported earlier in the evening, the Iowa Democratic Party held a conference call with representatives from each campaign at around 10:30 p.m. Eastern time to tell them that roughly 35 percent of precincts had reported, but that it would provide no other details about the results. A spokeswoman for the state party issued a statement late Monday denying that the delays were the result of the new app’s failure. “We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results,” said Mandy McClure, the spokeswoman. She added that this was “simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion.” “The underlying data and paper trail is sound,” she continued, “and will simply take time to further report the results.” But multiple Iowa Democratic county chairs said they had struggled to use the app and were experiencing hold delays of up to an hour when calling into a phone hotline the party has used for decades. The Floyd County chairman said that he had three precincts unable to report results, trying both the app and the hotline. The caucus secretary for a precinct in Story County said he had been on hold for over an hour to report the results. The Humboldt County chairman said one of its precincts had faced wait times of up to 30 minutes. The app used by the Iowa Democratic Party was built by Shadow Inc., a for-profit technology company that is also used by the Nevada Democratic Party, the next state to hold a caucus, as well as by multiple presidential campaigns. Shadow’s involvement was kept a secret by Democratic officials through the caucuses. An official from Shadow did not respond to requests for comment, but one of the company’s investors, Acronym, a progressive nonprofit company, released a statement saying that Acronym was a separate entity from Shadow and that it was still waiting to hear from the Iowa Democratic Party “with respect to what happened.” Matt Blaze, a professor of computer science and law at Georgetown, said that introducing apps in the midst of an election posed many problems. Any type of app or program that relies on using a cellphone network to deliver results is vulnerable to problems both on the app and on the phones being used to run it, he said. “The consensus of all experts who have been thinking about this is unequivocal,” Mr. Blaze added. “Internet and mobile voting should not be used at this time in civil elections.” Any technology, he said, should be tested and retested by the broader cybersecurity community before being publicly introduced, to test for anything ranging from a small bug to a major vulnerability. “I think the most important rule of thumb in introducing technology into voting is be extremely conservative,” he said. Christopher C. Krebs, the director of the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity agency, said late Monday evening that the mobile app had not been vetted or evaluated by the agency. The secrecy around the app this year came from the Iowa Democratic Party, which asked that even its name be withheld from the public. According to a person familiar with the app, its creators had repeatedly questioned the need to keep it secret, especially from the Iowa precincts where it would be used. That person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he had agreed not to discuss details of the app, said that there were concerns that the app would malfunction in areas with poor connectivity, or because of high bandwidth use, such as when many people tried to use it at the same time. “This app has never been used in any real election or tested at a statewide scale and it’s only been contemplated for use for two months now,” said David Jefferson, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who also serves on the board of Verified Voting, a nonpartisan election integrity organization. J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan said, “This is an urgent reminder of why online voting is not ready for prime time.” Mr. Jefferson warned that Nevada was also set to use a similar mobile app to report its caucus results in a few weeks. In 2016, Iowa state officials used a Microsoft app to report results. A Microsoft spokesman said the company’s involvement in 2016 was a one-off and that it had not participated in the caucus this year. Earlier on Monday, reports that Iowa precinct chairs were struggling to use the app fueled conspiracy theories on social media and raised questions about how smoothly the high-stakes nominating contest would unfold. Hours before the beginning of the caucuses, the headquarters of the state party received multiple calls from precinct chairs from around the state to report problems with the app. The state party said at the time that nearly all of the calls were related to user-error problems, such as precincts in areas with bad cellphone service that were having difficulty downloading or logging into the app, or others simply asking about the app’s functionality. The party said then that the problems would ultimately not affect the reporting of results. But Jerry Depew, the Democratic county chairman from Pocahontas County, said that the report line and the help line were the same phone number. “I had not expected it to be busy at 8 p.m.,” he said, when he tried to call in results from his precinct. “But if caucus chairs were calling for help at the same time that easy caucuses were trying to report results, the phones could have been overloaded.”
  6. How bad must Helfrich be as a person for someone to not want him? Eeeesh..
  7. Still hoping this happens. Even some Duck fans believe that the issues he had were more the fault of Chip Kelly (had an 18 month show cause on him) : https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/pac12/2013/06/26/oregon-football-ncaa-investigation-probation/2459297/ https://fishduck.com/2017/07/in-defense-of-mark-helfrich-recruiting/ I thought that the Ducks were extremely potent when he was the head guy. Look at who they had when he was the head guy: DeAnthony "Black Mamba" Thomas Royce Freeman Marcus Mariotta Justin Herbert Dude was 37-16 in 4 seasons up there. Two conference championships. A trip to the Natty. As an assistant in the NFL - his first year, he had the 11th ranked offense in the NFL. Trubisky and Cohen both made the Pro Bowl that year. Tell me the guy wouldn't be a welcome addition....? P.S. - We gotta stop missing on guys here, and skipping over some obvious good choices. This one stills stings, as I'm a huge fan of the guy: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2297257-nebraska Coach O was here. Guy was passed over, went home, his head guy got fired, he takes over, and all that guy did was have a player win the Heisman, win the SEC, and is making Gumbo with a Natty ring right now.
  8. Bears just fired a ton of coaches, including one Mark Helfrich. That guy seems a bit down on his luck after getting fired from Oregon. Hmm....if only there was a head coach he worked with at Oregon who needs an O coordinator who is familiar with him.......
  9. alexhortdog95


    Feb 22nd..... Both men's chance to shut the other one up. Wilder has one of the greatest right hands in heavyweight boxing history. Fury is game and has heart.
  10. That's the look my mom would give me if she caught me talking in church while the preacher was preaching.
  11. Some doozies from today: Rep. Mike Kelly, a Republican from Pennsylvania, said that, like the Pearl Harbor attack, today "is another date that will live in infamy." “On December 7, 1941, a horrific act happened in the United States, and it's one that President Roosevelt said, “This is a date that will live in infamy.” Today, December 18th, 2019, is another date that will live in infamy," he said. Fact Check: Republican wrongly uses Sixth Amendment to defend Trump "The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right of the defendant to face their accusers,” Loudermilk claimed. “But not only have the Democrats prohibited Republicans and the President from questioning the so-called whistleblower, his identity has been kept secret." Facts First: Loudermilk is wrong, Trump does not have a constitutional right to face the whistleblower. The Sixth Amendment only applies to criminal prosecutions. The constitutional rights of criminal defendants do not apply to public officials in a House of Representatives impeachment process. Republican congressman says Jesus had more due process before crucifixion than Trump “Before you take this historic vote today, one week before Christmas, I want you to keep this in mind: When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this President in this process," Loudermilk said. Vice President Pence calls the House impeachment vote "a disgrace" “It’s great to be with so many friends today, and to be out of Washington, DC,” the Vice President joked to the crowd. “Truthfully, friends, what’s happening on Capitol Hill is a disgrace. The first day of this administration, Democrats in Washington have been trying to overturn the results of the last election, and they’re back at it again today with their partisan impeachment vote.” Georgia congressman blasts "Democrats' sham process" Rep. Buddy Carter, a Republican from Georgia, criticized the Democrats' handling of the impeachment process against President Trump during today's debate. He argued that the Democrats' process has made "a mockery of the rules of the House and is frankly dangerous to this country." Republican congresswoman says impeachment has distracted from real issues Rep. Carol Miller, a Republican from West Virginia, mentioned the opioid epidemic, which has ravaged Appalachia, as one of the key issues that has been ignored while lawmakers have moved forward with the impeachment of President Trump. "We still have not finished securing our border. The opioid epidemic still rages in our communities and we still have not reached a bipartisan resolution on drug pricing." GOP congressman says there is "zero direct evidence" showing Trump engaged in an abuse of power Rep. Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, defended President Trump against the articles of impeachment. "The Democrats know there is zero direct evidence to show that President Trump engaged in any abuse of power. Their entire case is based on hearsay, speculation and conjecture. There's not a single fact witness that with provide testimony to support their baseless allegations. They are trying to meet their own arbitrary, completely reckless and Machiavellian timeline to take down a President that they loathe." Johnson said.
  12. Here's my opinion on all of this (not that it matters, but I think context is getting mixed up): As always, I'll use myself as an example of this. When I was a kid, around 8 years old, I think, my older brother (the 'finger') and I (the 'bagman') got the bright idea to start a crime spree (lasted all of a day) in which we would go to one of the grocery stores on the way home, and would steal things. My brother would pick out the items we would 'lift', and would put them into my bag, and we'd go home. We got away with some Pop Tarts on the first try. Like most criminals, we decided to step up our game. So, the next day, we went into the same store, and my brother picks up a very large bag of caramels, and begins to put them into my bag. The store manager stepped into the opposite end of the aisle. When my brother saw him, he said, "Sir," held up the bag of caramels, and put the bag of caramels back onto the shelf, and we ran out of the store. About 10 minutes later, as we walked home thinking, "Whew, we dodged a bullet there," we turned down a side street. While walking down that side street, there was a honk behind us. We turned around, and there was the manager in his car, and behind him, a police officer. We both paused and immediately, I thought of all of the horrible stories my mother told us about Federal PMITA prison. Thankfully, neither the manager or the police officer got out of the car. The manager simply said, "Hey, you kids, don't let me ever see you in my store again, or I'll have you arrested for shoplifting!" Needless to say, I didn't step foot into that store until well after I was grown, married, with children. And that was only because my Father-In-Law needed to stop there. Why the story? Well, it went to our intent in our brief crime spree. My brother put the caramels back. He even showed that we never took the candy out of the store. But it was the INTENT that made it a crime, not the action. If a woman puts an ad out to have her husband whacked - no money needs to change hands. As soon as she says that she wants a person murdered, it's the intent that makes it a crime. What was the President's intent to withhold the funds? If he says, "Corruption," then there should be receipts to back that up. And we all know he has none.
  13. True that. I will admit, however - Doug Collins is a much better advocate for the president than Farmer Devin was, hahahahaha
  14. This guy says it best about the right to carry firearms: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/dec/09/houston-police-chief-criticises-politicians-and-nra-after-officer-death-video There's more to the 2nd amendment that people want to admit. And yes, I am a firearm owner myself.
  15. Well... 1. Because the Senate Majority leader has already stated that his goal is not to look at the case objectively (see appearance on Fox 'News' yesterday) 2. Because the House Republicans have yet to argue the facts of the case and are arguing process only. 3. Because if Senate/House Republicans were serious about their oaths, they'd be looking at this objectively and not in a partisan way.
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