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by rmax
September 28th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3410
Views: 168630

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The whole thing stinks.
by rmax
September 28th, 2018, 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 58
Views: 7495

Re: Quantum Question

Physicists invent all sorts of notations that are not used by mathematicians. Einstein has a different form of writing tensors than the usual mathematical notation. Bra-ket is just a short hand, and is easy to see the operator that is being applied. On the Banach space thing, I am sure N was sugges...
by rmax
September 28th, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is elon musk for real?
Replies: 68
Views: 25830

Re: is elon musk for real?

SEC Sues Elon Musk for Fraud, Seeks Removal From Tesla
wsj
go in by google if there's a paywall
Good.
by rmax
September 26th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3410
Views: 168630

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Drain the swap. Yes! Can someone do it in other countries as well. I hope for the sake of the US of A that Trump has reversed the fortunes and will make America an economic powerhouse again. Whether he has achieved that is probably too early to tell. However an interesting take on it is here:  Trump...
by rmax
September 26th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 58
Views: 7495

Re: Quantum Question

Physicists invent all sorts of notations that are not used by mathematicians. Einstein has a different form of writing tensors than the usual mathematical notation. Bra-ket is just a short hand, and is easy to see the operator that is being applied. On the Banach space thing, I am sure N was suggest...
by rmax
September 26th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3410
Views: 168630

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

<snip>  Democrats get hysterical when a Republican candidate wins and vice versa. And the focus on social ideological matters covers up that the economical policy has been taken over by hardcore free market fundamentalists in both parties. <Snip> Exactly the issue. It is identity politics and no lo...
by rmax
September 19th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yom Kippur
Replies: 20
Views: 27519

Re: Yom Kippur

Happy Yom Kippur
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3410
Views: 168630

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

And thinking about it, I'm not sure if that is what caused the manufacturing decline in the US. I would be tempted to argue bloated companies with layers of middle management and traditional management techniques did that, but I won't. I am pretty sure Paul Drucker leveled these criticisms at GM, fo...
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3410
Views: 168630

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

I can't imagine many US workers moving to China. There is some influx of workers (look at the current wrangling over Brexit) but I think it is less than that paper believes (I skim read I must confess). 

Capital moving is real.
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3410
Views: 168630

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

There's nothing wrong with free trade, as long as it goes both ways. Comparative advantage and all that. If it's one way, yes consumers benefit but workers get screwed. The workers are the consumers. There is no difference in the US economy. No one knows the future, but what about this as a potenti...
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?
Replies: 46
Views: 8153

Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

My way of dealing with them: I say Can you hold on just for a moment, put the phone on the desk and carry on with my day. It stops them calling other people.
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 2196
Views: 120291

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

  • Boris Johnson has returned to his role as a columnist for The Daily Telegraph
Excellent. He might make it more left wing.
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3410
Views: 168630

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

A workers' paradise! We might recall that the US was just coming out of a brutal 7-year depression that followed the panic of 1873, brought by rampant speculation and the lack of a central bank... So in comparison it wouldn't take much to look "gilded". And then there was that little race thing goi...
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fake news
Replies: 87
Views: 4861

Re: Fake news

People died, can the response to disasters be better? Is there mismanagement or corruption. Not everything should be political point scoring.
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is elon musk for real?
Replies: 68
Views: 25830

Re: is elon musk for real?

He may well have mental issues. I'm sympathetic, for the moment. He should still be prosecuted. The mental health issues may be his defense. I have looked a little further into it after making similar statements myself, and I think market manipulation has a relatively narrow legal definition involv...
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