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Re: President Donald J. Trump

I'm going to take a somewhat different spin on the discussion on democracy. The founders of the US were deeply distrustful of democracy, and went to considerable lengths to protect the future Americans from democracy. These protections have been weakened somewhat over time, as the US government has ...
by Мастер
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: President Donald J. Trump
Replies: 353
Views: 6708

Re: President Donald J. Trump

Halcyon Dayz, FCD wrote:Having very little ethics is actually a boon in business.


I would think it would be a boon in many things. The solution to a constrained optimisation problem cannot be better than the solution to an unconstrained optimisation problem.

Halcyon Dayz, FCD wrote:And he had quite the head-start.


Yes he did.
by Мастер
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: President Donald J. Trump
Replies: 353
Views: 6708

Re: Location, Location, Location

Did Nicolas Cage rob it?
by Мастер
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Location, Location, Location
Replies: 3044
Views: 76572

Re: What sports teams do you support?

Lions 17 - 25 Crusaders

Super Rugby final
by Мастер
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Here There Be Llamas
Topic: What sports teams do you support?
Replies: 3606
Views: 132066

Re: Another craze run its course?

meanwhile my own theory is that when a food trend makes it to McDonald's, it has run its course. And just a few days ago, I see McDonald's has added kale to their menu. Hopefully it will now fade away. No more kale chips in the snack aisle. No more quinoa with kale - in the handy steamer pouch - in...
by Мастер
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Another craze run its course?
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Another craze run its course?

There is a similar but opposite trend too; the one where things are bad for you. Eggs were bad for you for a while, but now they're good and healthy again. Beef was too. I can't wait for gluten to go back to just being a protein. So all the eggs I ate back when they were bad, were they still bad fo...
by Мастер
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Another craze run its course?
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Naked and amused

Those aliens had a bit of a learning curve.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent_Pyramid
by Мастер
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:53 am
 
Forum: Television and The Movies
Topic: Naked and amused
Replies: 19
Views: 248

Re: Location, Location, Location

The Scrubs :shock:
by Мастер
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:04 am
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Location, Location, Location
Replies: 3044
Views: 76572

Re: IRU's Flag Counter

Mactep, does that correspond with your number of visits here? Or perhaps the number of different IP addresses you may have visited from? Could be. These days, I have two laptops (one used constantly, one used rarely), five desktops (two used often, one used rarely, two never used), three phones (on...
by Мастер
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:14 am
 
Forum: Here There Be Llamas
Topic: IRU's Flag Counter
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

Lance wrote:There were months with zero?!?


Sometimes several in a row.
by Мастер
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

Heid the Ba' wrote:Posts in the 1,000,000 countdown?

*goes and checks start date of thread*
Posts in the 1,000,000 countdown thread.


:=D:

That was faster than I expected!
by Мастер
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:07 am
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

Lance wrote:Anything to do with Trump though?


No, this is not Trump-related at all.
by Мастер
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:16 am
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

Are the time units months? Yes, they are. And for what it is worth, the months begin and end in the time zone where I am located most of the time (UTC+8). If I did the graph according to your time zone, it would probably change, but not very much. ETA: Lies told by Donald Trump? If you look careful...
by Мастер
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:12 am
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

g-one wrote:Is the y-axis tweets?


Not exactly tweets.
by Мастер
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:14 am
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

Lance wrote:Likelihood your car will be repossessed after being X days late on your payment?


No, nothing like that.

The first observation is March 2007.
by Мастер
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

For what it's worth, I created the graph myself from the source data. It may not be quite as slick as it would be if it were pulled from Der Spiegel.
by Мастер
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

To me, the form of the "curve" would suggest a time-dpenedent quantitiy: Somthing that has low numbers for a long time, with ups and down, sometimes shrinking to zero, and then exploding onto the scene at the end. But the numbers on the x-axis don't suggest time as the independent variabl...
by Мастер
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

Lance wrote:Economic?

Environmental?


I would not put it in either of those two categories.
by Мастер
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

No takers?
by Мастер
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:15 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: President Donald J. Trump

Considering the very visible incompetence of the president, I don't think any of the qualified individuals will suffer. I would have guessed that, if you get fired on some matter of principle, it might actually be a career booster. I'd say this did not happen in the case of Archibald Cox though; he...
by Мастер
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:03 am
 
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: President Donald J. Trump
Replies: 353
Views: 6708

Re: President Donald J. Trump

What kind of failure rate are we having on Trump appointees? Are they concentrated in specific areas? The question that occurs to me is, if you take a job in the Trump administration, and it ends up being rocky, with your dismissal a short time later, is this damaging to your future career? (Going b...
by Мастер
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: President Donald J. Trump
Replies: 353
Views: 6708

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

No, not astronomy related.
by Мастер
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

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by Мастер
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410

Re: Guess what the Graph Shows!

Oh. I get so used to one way of doing things, I don't even notice the other just sitting there :oops:

I'll give it a try.
by Мастер
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:01 am
 
Forum: Baba O'Riley
Topic: Guess what the Graph Shows!
Replies: 847
Views: 24410
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