As a guy who worked for a company with its headquarters in France, I'm siding with the CEO on this.
Football is fundamentally different from baseball and basketball. It has a lot more strategy, deception, teamwork, and on-the-fly communication between players. Something that happens innocently on one side of the field often has tremendous consequences on the other side. All this is very hard to quantify in a statistical model. For example, if your star receiver is shut down for a game, that might be because he's drawing double or triple coverage. Sure, his stats are low, but your slot and split ends can now have a field day.
The San Francisco 49ers tried a sabermetrics in their crappy years this past decade. Pioneered by the head of player personnel Paraag Marathe, they fielded a bunch of
In the 80's, I was told we would all be speaking Japanese very soon, and I needed to learn it.
In the 90's, it became Spanish.
In the Aught's, it became Chinese.
We're not all speaking Japanese, and in the US, unless you're in landscaping or the fast food business, how often do you need Spanish?
Don't pay attention to the so-called futurists that have such a great vision of future society. Pick something you like and go for it. I grew up in the Western US and learned German in high school. Never did me a lick of good until I went to Germany for a few days this past summer, but it was fun to learn and close enough to English to not be hugely difficult to learn. Learning Hebrew's on my list this year. It's pretty much going to be useless because I'm not Jewish, but what the hell. It's interesting to me.
And Larry Ellison's good buddies with Steve Jobs. Coincidence? I think not.
Last I checked, the hosting was either going to be you download and run it on your own server, or you pay them X dollars for them to host it for you. Is that still going to be the case? If so, this thing is dead in the water because Aunt Jane has no idea what a web server is, and she's not going to buy hosting from Diaspora when Facebook is free.
2010 and we still have the "I'm a Programming God So Get Out of my Way, Managers" mentality. Great.
And 2011 will finally be the year of Linux on the desktop.
If they were on the up and up to begin with, they wouldn't have to "clarify" anything.
Stop using Yelp. They have no credibility. Google Maps is now aggregating reviews of businesses. Use them instead.
Citations at the bottom.
IQ's citation goes to a page on top50states.com which cites a Morgan Quitno study and describes the methodology that gave the score. Although the chart shows California in a 4-way tie for third worst, the citation breaks down the score into tenths, and has California as third worst.
Did you know that Californians, on average, have the 3rd lowest IQ in the country? Only Louisiana and Mississippi have lower average IQs than California.
When I read stories like this one about post-Escalante Garfield, I'm not surprised.