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by kc11415
April 2nd, 2021, 12:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is medicine a science ?
Replies: 218
Views: 51674

Re: is medicine a science ?

My I retract my 'hypothesis' and merely cite that John_Ioannidis  author of  Why_Most_Published_Research_Findings_Are_False has press appearances in the past year which have taken a turn for the hypocritical: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/what-the-heck-happened-to-john-ioannidis/ https://www.buzz...
by kc11415
April 1st, 2021, 11:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is medicine a science ?
Replies: 218
Views: 51674

Re: is medicine a science ?

I was pulling death counts and relative rankings from  https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html That seems to show Brazil as the country having a death tally of 321K. I would not claim my words as authoritative in the realm of medicine or public health or statistics. I'm just a plumber and truck driver ...
by kc11415
April 1st, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is medicine a science ?
Replies: 218
Views: 51674

Re: is medicine a science ?

Uhm.... awkward.... https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/what-the-heck-happened-to-john-ioannidis/ https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/stanford-coronavirus-neeleman-ioannidis-whistleblower So... JetBlue founder David Neeleman paid $5000 to help fund John Ioannidis' shoddy research that tr...
by kc11415
February 27th, 2021, 2:23 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: "ludicrous speed" update rate tick databases
Replies: 0
Views: 905

"ludicrous speed" update rate tick databases

Is anyone here at liberty to disclose the highest per second update rate for CAPTURING & STORING ticks in a database system, of which they are aware ? Ticks = trades & changes of BBO (& changes for each market depth level). How many firms have the technology to CAPTURE & STORE all th...
by kc11415
February 25th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4508
Views: 297774

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Anyone seeing the roughly half & half split in US Congress and voting outcomes could reasonably infer that US partisan split is right down the middle.  Shrill partisan complaints make a pejorative of "Main Stream Media." However, the right-wing audience aggregated across FoxNews and it...
by kc11415
February 25th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4508
Views: 297774

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

And the unintended consequences of another failed impeachment?  Some positive results that the impeachment trial achieved: * The general public saw justification for criminal prosecution to help counter claims of partisanship when DOJ goes after Trump. * Most (not all) GOP senators saw video they w...
by kc11415
January 27th, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4508
Views: 297774

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

I have nothing new to add about all the politicians and other celebrities discussed extensively here and elsewhere. However, what about the people none of us has heard from publicly?  The "silent majority" ? A WSJ article includes an interesting sentence: "The FBI has received more th...
by kc11415
January 13th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 848
Views: 128540

Re: End of bitcoin?

FRB_DailyYieldCurve_Spreads.PNG Is the understanding accurate that the relatively high transaction cost to use BTC for purchases renders it more economically viable as a store of value (eg. inflation hedge) than as a regular currency for buying/selling ? (ignoring purchases where economic efficienc...
by kc11415
January 10th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: any time-series database opensource projects with any inertia?
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

Re: any time-series database opensource projects with any inertia?

@mtsm : Thanks for the tip.  Will peruse their repo.
by kc11415
January 3rd, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: any time-series database opensource projects with any inertia?
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

any time-series database opensource projects with any inertia?

Anyone have opinions or awareness about opensource time-series DB's which have managed to achieve any sort of ongoing community & user base?

(did try to search for prior threads, but search is finicky for me today.)
by kc11415
January 3rd, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: Search not working
Replies: 12
Views: 8637

Re: Search not working

oh well, scratch that notion.  still getting the error even after re-logging-in
by kc11415
January 3rd, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: Search not working
Replies: 12
Views: 8637

Re: Search not working

FYI: Upon experiencing this intermittently for some compound search terms: [phpBB Debug] PHP Notice : in file [ROOT]/includes/functions_content.php on line 1542 : Undefined variable: profile_url It looks like my login session may have somehow become forgotten since I was prompted to login in order t...
by kc11415
December 27th, 2017, 1:10 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Hiring Experts Critique Programmer's Resume / COBOL Rocks, But There's Not Enough Talent
Replies: 12
Views: 18005

Re: Hiring Experts Critique Programmer's Resume / COBOL Rocks, But There's Not Enough Talent

I am not yet a COBOL person, but I would not rule it out. Away from more metropolitan areas I occasionally but repeatedly bump into job reqs seeking COBOL in the mix with more modern languages & API's.  This seems like a long tail residual effect of the pervasiveness of the IBM mid-range systems...
by kc11415
December 27th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: GitHub
Replies: 29
Views: 11711

Re: GitHub

It depends on each encryption algorithm whether or not you get the exact same ciphertext each time you encrypt the plaintext.  This is a deliberate choice on the part of each cipher designer. The point of a git repo server is that all clones should have the exact same content, such that anytime you ...
by kc11415
December 26th, 2017, 11:47 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: GitHub
Replies: 29
Views: 11711

Re: GitHub

Please forgive if this is a silly question on my part, but am I missing something regarding the comments about encrypting uploads to github? git (regardless of whether hosted on github or elsewhere) depends upon SHA signatures to determine if a particular object or element within a repository has ch...
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