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by trackstar
February 19th, 2021, 11:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your favorite u tube songs?
Replies: 14
Views: 72292

Re: Your favorite u tube songs?

This one brings it all together - musical freestyle dressage, muscles, and hooves! EXbKfXpQIIQ I know some people may think riding horses, especially in this style is cruel.  We can talk about it, but he is having fun here - look at ears up and tail switching back and forth - that is a happy horse d...
by trackstar
February 19th, 2021, 3:23 am
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 468
Views: 49765

Re: trackstar's Needle Exchange

A  couple of new pictures for my transitory quilt gallery.

Between hiking, skiing, sewing, and "real" work, winter is moving right along! 

First day of spring just one month away.

and next up on the Deadhead tie dye theme: simply blue and white. 
by trackstar
February 18th, 2021, 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Philosophy As A Way of Life
Replies: 33
Views: 191603

Re: Philosophy As A Way of Life

How do you paraphrase/describe the description of a description?
How much time do you have? : D

**

Alternatively, in the spirit of Hamilton:

Reception Theory (aka Reception Aesthetics) 

Discuss.

and c.f.  Hans-Robert Jauss 
by trackstar
February 18th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

Haha. No way - there is enough room on the Forum for two women. Imagine if there were even more! My sister used to visit sometimes (dressed as me - hehe) and we had some good laughs years ago. I think yours did too - I won’t disclose the avatar name, but hope she is doing well in the outback. My imp...
by trackstar
February 17th, 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

Lovely! What a pleasant way to start the day! On the Laws of Thermodynamics, a little refresher: - The first law, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system. - The second law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of any is...
by trackstar
February 16th, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

It would be a very nice way to start the Year of the Metal Ox.  _au5RCor55M But naturally only if other people's posts can be preserved (I think it should be possible, but otherwise, it's not fair to the other contributors to the OT). So, we can let it roll a while longer, but great to know it's an ...
by trackstar
February 16th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

From a practical standpoint, I can't delete myself here.  Even the "Right to be Forgotten" in the EU doesn't quite work on the Forum and going manually post by post would take...years? : D  So, for better or worse, I am trapped in cyber-amber. Your wish... It just takes a few clicks and it will be ...
by trackstar
February 16th, 2021, 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

bearish: “I got three passports, a couple of visas, You don’t even know my real name” Haha - Talking Heads - nice. I've posted this one before - my kayak is named  "Sugaree." GikGnKuehms Also, deletion against one's will is not good, but what about if you want to disappear and can't? From a practica...
by trackstar
February 16th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

Just an offer - I like the John Le Carre aspect of it, as a child of the Cold War and corporate espionage (joking!), but there would be contamination risks and a drain on time for sure. ** “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat....
by trackstar
February 16th, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

Elusive that one - but Jack Straw was playing in my mind this morning.
Starts right off:

"We can share the women, we can share the wine.
We can share what we got of yours cause we done shared all of mine..."


The heart and soul of Rainbow Tie-Dye Socialism.  : D
by trackstar
February 16th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

One has to login to one's deleted account in order to ask. No doubt you have thought of this, but it doesn't seem like people  are making these delete decisions - AI/machines are. And maybe you were deleted because there is another Paul Wilmott who has been banned for whatever activities (fair or n...
by trackstar
February 15th, 2021, 11:24 pm
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Topic: Facebook
Replies: 407
Views: 35804

Re: Facebook

Living the good life - Covid be damned!  Here is further inspiration: https://content.fortune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/74273862.jpg Democrats, Libertarians, Psychedelic Rastafarians - do the labels really matter that much? Try this! There are even suitable parts for the ukulele... Grateful Dea...
by trackstar
February 15th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Commodities trading
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Commodities trading

Here are a few papers and a book. Not all of this will be easy (or exactly what you might need for that particular interview), but in the spirit of immersion - these papers will give you some perspectives, terminologies, other papers to look at, and a few angles to pursue in your further study of th...
by trackstar
February 15th, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Commodities trading
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Commodities trading

Hi Jose, I will pick off some of the low hanging fruit here and would certainly encourage you to google and do some basic research on terminology as it comes along. If you compile things into a little personal dictionary, especially when you find useful resources (beyond Wikipedia), you can carry th...
by trackstar
February 15th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Chess Brainteasers
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Chess Brainteasers

Here are sample solutions to Guarini's Puzzle (or "Problem"), using graph theory and mapping the progress of the knights (or frogs, as the case might be). Obviously, the Knights are constrained in their move pattern and f or them, the answer is 16. guarini's puzzle.png Guarini's frogs.png Here is a ...
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