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Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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13 Responses

  1. greginak says:

    What does John Boehner think about Orangemen? Does he feel insulted?Report

  2. Saul Degraw says:


    Though one wonders if they shout “Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right” at Syracuse games. I doubt it.Report

  3. Saul Degraw says:

    Though wiki says that the original mascot was a Native American Warrior and maybe it is not a reference to the House of Orange:

  4. Kolohe says:

    I also wouldn’t bet on Reds having an exclusively Native American connotation.Report

  5. Kazzy says:

    If I remember when I skimmed that article, it even mentioned a school that had a non-Native American derived nickname (Redmen, maybe?) but which they counted anyway.

    I’m also not sure that Warriors necessarily applies exclusively to Native Americans. I recognize that it does in many contexts but I also think there is ample evidence of it used with a variety of other connotations.

    FiveThirtyEight is awfully sloppy.Report

  6. Tod Kelly says:

    Golf clap for @mike-schilling

    That one liner was perfectly set up and beautifully executed.Report

  7. Brandon Berg says:

    in so doing unwittingly helped answer the question “What is the value of a non-STEM degree?” by demonstrating that some knowledge of European history can prevent you from embarrassing yourself in public.

    Not really. Someone with a degree in history is just as likely to embarrass himself in public, for lack of STEM-related knowledge.Report