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by mdubuque
March 10th, 2014, 1:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: anyone fly in their sleep ?
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anyone fly in their sleep ?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: mdubuqueI was in Alaska with my girlfriend Barbara Mason from La Crescenta Californiai used the google to look her up but couldn't find her (too many hits with just "barbara mason" and too few when I added in the town)I'm sure she's mar...
by mdubuque
March 9th, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Four Types of Uncertainty: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!
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The Four Types of Uncertainty: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

<t>I posted this at my "Artist, Engineer, Surgeon" blog recently."Don't just do something, stand there!" is a famous saying among surgeons. Surgeons, inculcated in adhering to that portion of the Hippocratic Oath instructing them to "do no harm", are instructed to think before they cut. An emergency...
by mdubuque
March 9th, 2014, 2:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Taleb's Dilemma: The Orchid and the Weed
Replies: 1
Views: 5178

Taleb's Dilemma: The Orchid and the Weed

<t>Today Nick posted the following in a different forum:"ON THE BENEFITS OF FRAGILITYNeckties are fragile and delicate; they force people into a tame social behavior; they get damaged in fights and when one rolls in the mud."That prompts my gentle response below:"The title of this post of Nassim's i...
by mdubuque
March 9th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: girls, what is up with chasing girls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12602

girls, what is up with chasing girls?

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppaupermatthew: welcome backGrazi. Nice to see you again!
by mdubuque
March 9th, 2014, 3:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: girls, what is up with chasing girls?
Replies: 19
Views: 12602

girls, what is up with chasing girls?

<t>Is there an implicit assumption here that all women are identical with respect to how they prefer to be courted, or "chased" to use your parlance?I'm simply not persuaded that Chinese girls are identical to Saudi girls are identical to Puerto Rican girls are identical to Yemeni girls are identica...
by mdubuque
March 9th, 2014, 2:09 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Antifragility
Replies: 19
Views: 10859

Antifragility

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteHow would evolution have evolved (sounds like a bad English) if the world was not fragile ?Hi Dave, I hope I have understood your question.I think the issue is, what makes a species persist and thrive in a context of massive biological shocks over time?Tal...
by mdubuque
November 19th, 2012, 1:08 am
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Topic: Somalia, land of scurvy dogs
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Somalia, land of scurvy dogs

<t>SOMALIA IS A LIBERTARIAN PARADISE!Think of it.Somalia has NO central government to interfere with you.In Somalia, EVERYONE has their personal stash of heavy weapons.In Somalia, there is ZERO mandatory public education or Obamacare.In Somalia, there are ZERO police to harass you.SOMALIA. A liberta...
by mdubuque
June 26th, 2012, 1:55 am
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Topic: WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?
Replies: 25
Views: 13592

WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?

<t>Ppauper, do ye underweight the importance clearof the Shanghai Cooperation Council, which the USA is NOT permitted to attend that is a self-described response to NATO consisting of Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan.I would buy calls, which I never do, that you have not follow...
by mdubuque
June 24th, 2012, 12:17 am
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Topic: WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?
Replies: 25
Views: 13592

WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?

The goal wth Kissinger's and von Neumann's game theory forays with B-52 bombers flying low and at full speed directly towards Soviet air space is the same as the goal of the Turks here.It is to light up the radar systems as a prelude to an attack later against anti-aircraft batteries.Matt
by mdubuque
June 24th, 2012, 12:17 am
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Topic: WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?
Replies: 25
Views: 13592

WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?

The goal wth Kissinger's and von Neumann's game theory forays with B-52 bombers flying low and at full speed directly towards Soviet air space is the same as the goal of the Turks here.It is to light up the radar systems as a prelude to an attack later against anti-aircraft batteries.Matt
by mdubuque
June 23rd, 2012, 3:21 am
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Topic: WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?
Replies: 25
Views: 13592

WIENER, VON NEUMANN, KISSINGER AND SYRIA?

<t>So like the Syrians beShooting down that Turkish F-4 antiquated fighter plane zooming at LOW ALTITUDE AND HIGH SPEED directly towards the border air defences of Syria who shot it down as it passed them.How is that different from what Norbert Wiener's buddy Johnny von Neumann (and Wiener did NOT h...
by mdubuque
June 11th, 2012, 4:19 am
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Topic: Random Video's
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Views: 40532

Random Video's

<r><YOUTUBE id="UXMyK6hbQZc" url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMyK6hbQZc"><URL url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMyK6hbQZc%22%3EThe">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMyK6hbQZc</URL></YOUTUBE><URL url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMyK6hbQZc%22%3EThe">">The</URL> black man and the white ma...
by mdubuque
June 11th, 2012, 4:18 am
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Topic: Random Video's
Replies: 464
Views: 40532

Random Video's

<r>THE BLACK MAN AND THE WHITE MAN sing so deeply here because they know what it is like to slave so long in the hot sun for the feasting classes to be fat.<YOUTUBE id="UXMyK6hbQZc" url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMyK6hbQZc"><URL url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMyK6hbQZc">http://www.yout...
by mdubuque
June 9th, 2012, 2:57 am
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Topic: VIX Options Term Structure
Replies: 1
Views: 11689

VIX Options Term Structure

<t>I'm really hesitant to comment deeply without knowing how they are differentially weighting the values of in the money and out of the money options here.Theoretically, aren't the out of the moneys more interesting but less accurate due to larger bid/ask spreads?Also, time should be discounted dif...
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