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Michigan State (3-3) at (16) Michigan (5-2)

Player to Watch: Ryan Van Dyke, QB, Michigan State. Starter has struggled since returning from injury and even got replaced last week by Jeff Smoker.

Breakdown:

Both sides are issuing the standard spin about this being a tough rivalry game, but reality says it’s a mismatch. Despite their 3-0 start, the Spartans clearly are in a rebuilding year following a 10-2 campaign in 1999. The only consistency is RB T.J. Duckett, the nation’s No. 5 rusher (148.3 yards). Michigan exploded in a 58-0 win last week and will likely go right at the Spartans’ wobbly defensive front with powerful RB Anthony Thomas.

Lets try this a third time! The Michigan Daily and The State News are sharing a bit too much today. They shared articles rippping into each other: The Daily published this rebuttal to the Erin McQuinn article from October 10th. Snews published this article putting down Spartan tradition. In contrast, Snews also created a beautiful image of Ann Arbor and the culture, comparing it to a small European city. An odd assortment for the last day of publishing before the Big Game….

Damnit! Lost a huge post.

Well, that just sucked. The server side includes that I added worked just fine for the first time that you loaded the page. Subsequent times, all of the possible includes were shown! Hopefully I caught this before anyone else, otherwise there could be problems….

According to this Daily Radar article, Dark Angel is a blatant ripoff of Robert Heinlein, one of the greatest science fiction authors.

Excellent. An ISP without all of the crap: FlexNet. They don’t even allow AOL members to sign up. Given that Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 have a wizard to setup your internet account, all you need is the username, password, and phone number that they give you.

The big decision looms: Do I stick with crappy IDE hardware, or do I start to upgrade to SCSI? The new PleXWriter PX-W1210S cd burner is 12x/10x/32x and SCSI. The IDE version of the same has been a top drive for some time. With SCSI, upgrading is easy. With IDE, the price is actually reasonable. Plextor IDE: $250. Plextor SCSI: $380. That just made up my mind.