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Davidson Deac II

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Interesting move by Wake and UNC

26 January 2015 - 06:37 PM



The UNC Tarheels and Wake Forest Demon Deacons have achieved a scheduling first: The ACC schools announced Monday they have agreed to a home-and-home non conference series in 2019 and 2021.




Glad to see it.  All these mega conferences are hurting regional rivalries.  A game such as this will fill the stadiums to a greater degree than playing some midlevel major conference team, and keep the travel budget reasonable.  Hopefully this is the beginning of a trend. 

Ok, now I want to see the movie.

16 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

I had no interest in seeing "The Interview" but now the hackers (otherwise known as the North Korean regime) are threatening 9-11 style attacks on movie goers.  That gets my interest in the film up a bit.  . 



For the Scotch drinkers

18 September 2014 - 05:11 PM

Might want to stock up.






Like any other industry, the Scottish whisky distillers dislike economic uncertainty. And between questions about what currency an independent Scotland would use and the will-they-or-won't-they of whether the European Union would let Scotland join, Scottish independence would bring about a lot of uncertainty. So it makes sense that the distilling industry would be wary of breaking away.

The Scotch Whisky Association isn't officially opposing independence, but its spokesperson told CNBC that "the consensus within the Scotch industry is that the potential risks outweigh the advantages." In particular, the whisky distillers are worried about the shrunken banking industry and what that would mean for access to credit.



I don't really understand why the Scots want independence.  The biggest argument for it seems to be that they will have quite a bit of oil wealth, but that's at best temporary.  A breakup seems like it will hurt both parties in the long run, reducing their size and economic clout.  But it will be interesting to watch anyway. 

Big Storm headed our way

11 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

Solar Storm that is.



These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of radiation. We're safe, but it could affect power grids, radios and satellites.

Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events will arrive at Earth on September 13, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong Geomagnetic Storm Watch.



Hopefully, access to the Huddle will not be impacted. 

North Carolina primary today

06 May 2014 - 05:59 PM

Did all you from the Tarheel state cast your ballots?


I went to the polling place around 12:30 and was swarmed with campaigners telling me that such and such was the most conservative candidate on the ballot.  That's an important thing in Davidson County.  :)


When I ask one of them how the state legislative candidate he was campaigning for felt about forced annexation, he stuttered and said he would get back to me.