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by katastrofa
Today, 11:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2266
Views: 156423

Re: Stupid question of the day

Does Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome have sad or happy ending? Or does it invalidate the simple categorisation? (Welcome back to high school literature classes!)
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 7:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2886
Views: 328543

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

I have nothing against hypes in general, they are inherent to every field of human life that was infected with progress. My only problem with the AI hype is that its inspirators claim that these methods "work" and we can start to deploy them. Since using them requires very little brain and effort, i...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 224
Views: 8665

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

You're boiling that water, track! I'm stretching rubber instead of pumping iron. I'm not really a fan of muscles. The long narrow ones are really great to keep the feminine chest in shape/place :-) https://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/gallantsports/1_Bionix_resistance_bands_tube_set_latex_fitness_loop_93597...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2886
Views: 328543

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

You guys had good times. I guess it ended somewhere around Track's generation coming of age. My generation was left without delusions. We even developed various quacks like the whole AI, who sell us promises of better future like drugs. Some time ago I read guidelines for applications for a critical...
by katastrofa
May 30th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2886
Views: 328543

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

This resolves to consonances before my old lazy brain lits up :-) The Velvet Underground - Topic Meisterstück: a chaotic crowd of dissonant sounds, which push, kick and jostle you into bifurcations - unpredictable resolving consonances. Cognitive dissonance was the sign of Velvet's times: "WTF, this...
by katastrofa
May 30th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 476
Views: 69190

Re: norway

I've always though that, out of statistics, one can't be a successful HF manager indefinitely :-) Born in a nice place like Kristiansand, Tangen must be terribly proud to be Norwegian, plus men never stop being ambitious - they just get lazy. "CEO of the Norwegian Pension Fund, one of the world's la...
by katastrofa
May 30th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2886
Views: 328543

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

I didn't check unfortunately, but I remember that I made only one mistake per mistuning perception (I actually though both pieces were equally false!) and melodic discrimination, and completely messed up the beat alignment :-) Mistuning perception was easy for me - it physically hurts me when I hear...
by katastrofa
May 30th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 476
Views: 69190

Re: norway

I've read that state + municipal tax is 0.85% in total. Not a lot of money if I was Talsen, but I hoped renting my flat in London would cover my rent in Oslo.

BTW, isn't it crazy in itself that just one person is in charge of the actual hell lot of money that the oil fund is?
by katastrofa
May 29th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 476
Views: 69190

Re: norway

I have a serious question. If someone decides to live in this beautiful country far from the maddening crowd, but owns properties in the EU or not in the EU and earns abroad, do they still have to pay A HELL LOT OF MONEY in wealth tax??? No country for Russian oligarchs ;-(
by katastrofa
May 29th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 195
Views: 13266

Re: What is Borisism?

Dominic Cummings says he drove to Barnard Castle to test his eyesight]Dominic Cummings says he drove to Barnard Castle to test his eyesight Cummings tested his eyesight on innocent co-drivers and their families to make sure he can safely drive his own family. Can I test Remdesivir on his children, ...
by katastrofa
May 29th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2886
Views: 328543

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

I have younger ears, which makes a big difference. You'd probably do better than I when you were 41.
by katastrofa
May 29th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bad things that come out of this pandemic
Replies: 54
Views: 3177

Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

Before and after:
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by katastrofa
May 29th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wilmott Philosophy Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 8132

Re: The Wilmott Philosophy Thread

I've made a poll about it:

(I was trying to make a joke on J-P Sartre, but it didn't go so well - on a hot Friday evening my brain is like an old lazy cat.)
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by katastrofa
May 29th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bad things that come out of this pandemic
Replies: 54
Views: 3177

Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

I want my hairdresser back! I'll give the 3 pounds I've gained during the lockdown for hair straightening! :-) (Besides, I look like a slutty sugar- daddy's girl in summer clothes, so I thought I'd post the photo here :-D)
by katastrofa
May 29th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2886
Views: 328543

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

Yeah, but I was bored while Leela was dancing on my keyboard. There's Steven Pinker name on it, as you might have guessed. He has published another grievous crime against statistics in Science or Nature recently - this time he's an expert on regional music of the world. As a typical Ukrainian folk (...
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