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Re: delete
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Delete Ebola. I'm sick of hearing about it.


I see what you did there....Well played!

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Re: So, about this Ebola thing...
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don't go making out with strangers


DAMMIT!!!!! Where is the fun in that?!

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Re: West Virginia athletic finances for state schools
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It's hard for 25 fans to carry the program.


Especially when their best use for their degree is as a mouse pad.

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Re: CO2 levels now at highest point in human history
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Re: CO2 levels now at highest point in human history
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The laws of heat transfer dictate that every time you turn on your oven at home you start a thermal dispersion that only ends when a equalibrium temperature has been reached. So in short by turning on the oven you raise the world's temperature. Now obviously thats nit-picking but thats my point. We know we are adding to the problem but we don't know to what extent. Would the temperature in a world minus all the carbon be 2 or 20 or .002 degrees cooler? We don't know.


I think you may have hit on something here. It is something that I have thought about for the last 20 years. While the analogy of turning on your kitchen oven may well be a bit nitpicky, I think this should be thought about more than it is.

As I have said I work in the steel industry. I travel all over the world where steel is processed and manufactured. I don't think it is trivial when you realize that millions upon millions of BTUs per hour are expelled into the environment in at least hundreds of places on this planet. I have always wondered what the effect would be. I know that the atmosphere is huge but we are talking about opening a door to a furnace and trying to talk to the person next to me and being unable to hear due to the sound of rushing air and gas being burnt. This is going on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week , 365 days a year. Over some time that has to contribute something. That isn't even considering the OTHER industries that use energy on this scale. Aluminum smelting comes to mind.

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Re: CO2 levels now at highest point in human history
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Just curious...where is this data taken?

A thermometer next to I-95 is going to read significantly higher than one a mile away in an open field surrounded by trees.

Has urban sprawl been accounted for?


Much of the data lately has been taken from satellites in space that measure air temperature close to the ground across the whole planet at one time. That was some of the problems with data from the 90s if I understand it correctly. The satellites were taking readings and there did not appear that to be global warming and MANY (NOT a majority but a significant number) of climatologists took issue with global warming based on this inconclusiveness with the data. Then it was shown that the satellites had a small error in their timing and that they had gradually been taking readings at a progressively later time to the point where some satellites where taking temperature measures during the NIGHT! When this error was corrected later the data showed a marked warming.

Secondly, here is something that is known. Methane, and CO2 are gases which trap infrared heat. The more of this you have in the atmosphere the more heat is trapped. Sorry, but anyone that argues this is trying to argue that physics is wrong. You won't get far with that argument. This argument is PROVEN correct. Don't believe it? Look at what is placed between panes of glass in your house. It isn't CO2 because it is not THE most efficient gas but Argon is usually used to block infrared radiation from INSIDE the house while allowing sunlight at higher frequencies through.

Finally, my issue with global warming is NOT with the fact that it is happening. IT is happening and PRACTICALLY ALL scientists that are experts in the field agree that it IS. My issue with it is the models that predict what will happen in the future are poor at best in my opinion. In our other thread about this issue that I stated this fact. Some on here have pointed out that there are hundreds of models making predictions and that this is good. It isn't good if all of them are crap and not a single penny is being spent on validating ANY of them.

I write models for heat transfer through steel. We spend significant amounts of money testing the predictions of my models. Nothing was spent to test any of the first generation models and now we have the second generation of models.

The only paper I have seen on testing the predictive models was done by a Greek Hydrologist and his conclusion was that the first generation models of climate change were INFERIOR to using simple historical averages for a location. I will see if I can find the article and post it here.

Until models can predict climate better than a simple average I will be skeptical about the effects of climate change.

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Re: Dana to Florida !?!
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That means you are packing up and headed to Gainesville.


I will say this, if you are traveling with Sane returning from a game (or a bowl as it may be) you might want to check that his return ticket has him coming back to Morgantown and not to Gainesville......as the job he always dreamed about.


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Re: Guys I'm Back
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You lost to Kansas for goodness sake.


You do realize that we had a defensive back that couldn't lift his arms he was hurt so bad? We didn't have anybody left and weren't allowed to have all of our scholarships.

Posted on: 10/20 4:16 pm
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Re: Had a great visit to Morgantown this weekend
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The Big 12 pretty much frowns on this now because our unruly tortilla slinging school in West Texas decided to storm the field, tear down the goal post, and then purposely rammed it into the visiting fan section seating.


Hook'em don't give our people any ideas. I think I just heard three people write this down, tear out the paper and put it in their pockets. In the old days they used to just take the goal post and parade it through town.

Posted on: 10/20 3:51 pm
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Re: Had a great visit to Morgantown this weekend
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As i undertand it there was atleast one overturned this weekend.


Don't believe it. I saw a picture of one that was SUPPOSED to have happened in morgantown:

See if this is what you saw.

www.boston.com/news/local/new- ... s2KsPj5SaArPLI/story.html

I saw destruction and that is not good but I also saw police firing tear gas cannisters into the crowd of people and what looked like paintballs.

I agree with others on here. Let the students rush the field and carry the goal post to wherever and be done with it.

Posted on: 10/20 12:26 pm
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Re: Had a great visit to Morgantown this weekend
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I don't think the couch burning would be a problem if it was not for the escalation to flipping cars, tearing down light poles, throwing bottles, breaking windows, and other true rioting.


flipping cars? Who's flipping cars?

Posted on: 10/20 11:59 am
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Re: Ranked? (Merged thread)
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Right now the Big 12 is the second best conference in football behind the SEC.

The winner of the Big 12 with the winner of the SEC and the PAC-12 and probably, this year, the ACC will play for all of the marbles. I don't care how many losses the Big 12 winner will have.

To put it in perspective, our bottom half team (Oklahoma State) came within a touchdown of Florida State. THAT is conference depth.

Posted on: 10/20 10:02 am
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Re: Oklahoma State Game
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I don't think Ok State is a top 25 team right now. They aren't the same team that played FSU tough. They have too many injuries, especially on offense, and are playing a lot of younger players. I just hope we don't go to Stillwater and lay an egg.


I agree. I am more worried about losing this game which I think we should win. We always say we will have one stupid loss. This could be it. That is because I think our biggest matchup left is TCU. I am pretty worried about them.

Posted on: 10/20 8:33 am
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Re: Random anything goes non-WVU College Football thread.
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I am sure many are surprised with the massive drop in the rankings for Oklahoma State! No 15 to 26.

TCU is a top ten team so why such a big drop? Maybe conference jealousy? If only Kansas State had won thier home game against Auburn , then the combination of our loss to Alabama would not be support for having no Big 12 in the final four if like a one loss Auburn was available.

So having Oklahoma State dropping so much after playing tough is not justified but in my opinion unusual and bias against the second best conference.


I think it is the way they lost. They got pretty embarrassed.

Posted on: 10/20 8:11 am
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Re: Guys I'm Back
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Hey Wacko,

How did your boys handle the trip back home? You have been strangely silent about it. Too busy handing out towels for the tears?

Posted on: 10/20 7:47 am
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Re: Hey SaneJane
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While you can find different uniform combos from certain era's. The late 70's uniforms were the reason Nehlen went with the blue/white shirts gold pants. They were hideous. Who knew what the team looked like because it changed all of the time. from 1980ish through 2001 it was traditional. Like I say. See a pic of Sam Huff....gold pants blue/white shirt. That was the 50's. I think when you look at colors these are ones that have been worn most often. I don't really mind the white pants also if used sparingly. I would say that the "traditional" helmet would be gold since we probably wore gold helmets for most of our existence or at least since they started wearing helmets.

The point is that we attempted to be like Penn State to establish a uniform that was recognizable. That's what Nehlen tried to do and the flying WV was the culmination of that and now were are just diluting that work by dressing like a big city pimp week to week. All gold is more comical than it is fearful.

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Re: Hey SaneJane
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1. Blue jerseys and yellow pants aren't traditional


No?! Please enlighten us. I have been following WVU football games since about 1970. I would say that while the pants haven't always been quite so yellow. Gold Pants and Blue jerseys were the norm in all but a few years. Recently, we seem to be in a sad endless loop of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" when choosing our uniforms. I am with the older guys on here and stop the madness. Blue Shirts, Gold pants at home White shirts Gold pants away and ALWAYS blue helmet with Gold Flying WV.

Posted on: 10/16 9:23 am
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Re: Baylor predictions
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I think people are missing the reason Eers is puzzled. We are playing Baylor but the predictor stated that the final score would be:

WVU 34
TCU 31

Pretty sure TCU won't score any points on us this coming Saturday.

Posted on: 10/15 2:53 pm
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Re: So, about this Ebola thing...
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If a disease broke out in an office building, you'd quarantine the building, but when it breaks out in a country, we allow people from that country to bring it over here and move around freely until they give it to someone else.

It should never have reached the U.S. in the first place, and now that it has, we seem incapable of dealing with it.


This is a really tough one. The fact is that a number of the countries that the outbreak is in is not all that stable to start with. A complete travel ban anywhere in or out would hurt the economies of these countries hugely. This could result in civil unrest and refugees spreading across borders unchecked while receiving no healthcare and more importantly not getting these bodies disposed of quickly and properly resulting in exactly the opposite of what you wanted: containment.

The fact is that these countries health systems got steamrolled by this and the industrialized nations waited too long to get involved and in my opinion at this point are still not devoting the resources that they need to control this outbreak.

I am not one to normally say that people should be fired for things that happen. You won't find me talking about Benghazi, Secret Service meltdown or others but someone in this current process needs to be fired and possibly criminal negligence should be filed. As I understand it the CDC can't come in unless the states ask them to. When this Duncan guy arrived at the hospital and it was understood that he had Ebola, SOMEONE should have been there from the CDC. Jesus, the staff couldn't even keep themselves from getting infected let alone treat the patient. If it is someone at the Texas state level it should be them. If they asked and the CDC was too busy it should be there but someone should be held responsible for this.

Even if you felt like you had it under control, suck up your pride and have a person from the CDC team watch your handling of the case and make recommendations or stop the process altogether if it was unsafe and bring in their people. The people of Dallas are, in my opinion, less safe than they were because this was mishandled.

Next, why would you allow the 70 people that were caring for him to leave the state? It is now coming out that the one nurse was on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas a day before the symptoms were evident.

Finally, we need to make sure that we don't start the Zombie Apocalypse talk about this situation but I do fear that thousands more will die worldwide before it gets better.

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Re: Baylor predictions
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Not Dana Holgorsen ‏@FauxHolgorsen

.@BaylorAthletics did you hear our game was moved to your place? No need to travel to Morgantown this weekend I guess.


Fake Holgorsen tweeted this.

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