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by katastrofa
Yesterday, 10:50 pm
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Topic: UK going to the dogs
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Re: UK going to the dogs

No, in Southbank Centre several months ago. Milano is for ultra-rich (£70k+).
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 6:50 pm
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Topic: UK going to the dogs
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Re: UK going to the dogs

Paul wrote:
I would have thought Saturnalia would be Corbyn's thing. However he and his acolytes are so pig ignorant (sorry, pigs) they won't have heard of it.

I think I met Corbyn at Maurizio Pollini recital once. (That's all right.)
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:32 pm
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Topic: TSME - Recommended Reading in 2015
Replies: 63
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Re: TSME - Recommended Reading in 2015

I do it all the time. I don't leave the house without well-isolating earphones stack into my ears. Nothing can beat The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller on differential geometry, but Hawking books are very popular if you haven't read them already - regardless of my personal opinion about his research...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 1:19 am
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Topic: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.
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Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

It's like... I go into a night club and I can't even see which way to the bar.  Because everyone around me is taller.  Or the other week I was driving home drunk and the cops stopped me.  They pulled their guns and said "Get out of the car!"  But when I actually stepped out, they kind of ...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 12:14 am
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Topic: Rogers Veraarts
Replies: 710
Views: 60658

Re: Rogers Veraarts

While men waste their time on philosophical deliberations on mental and physical health, before they get ill, crazy and prematurely die, here's a book you may like: The telomere effect
The first author, Elisabeth Blackburn, is the Nobel laureate in physiology ad medicine.
by katastrofa
April 22nd, 2017, 2:11 pm
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Topic: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?
Replies: 395
Views: 97404

Re: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?

Simon de Vlieger's "Ships in a rough sea" looted by Germans during WW2 returns home after negotiations with the thieves It was a part of a grand collection of arts, books, documents and artefacts gathered by the noble family of Tyszkiewicz (the collection was robbed or burnt together with...
by katastrofa
April 21st, 2017, 9:25 pm
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Topic: How to explain long division to a 12-year kid
Replies: 14
Views: 138

Re: How to explain long division to a 12-year kid

They look up when visualise something (or remember something they saw), to the sides when vocalise (or remember something they heard) and down or close their eyes when emotionalise. I've noticed that adults :-)
by katastrofa
April 21st, 2017, 8:51 pm
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Topic: How to explain long division to a 12-year kid
Replies: 14
Views: 138

Re: How to explain long division to a 12-year kid

I taught my younger sister elementary arithmetic using apples (since we have an orchard I could go up to high numbers). If she didn't know the answer to e.g. 7 * 3, I told her to phrase the task in apples (i.e. bring me 7 baskets with 3 apples) and perform it. She learnt quickly and figured out the ...
by katastrofa
April 21st, 2017, 1:26 pm
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 284
Views: 8780

Re: All about Cats

Invalids, orphans, widows, or waifs... but I'd never take money from a cat.
by katastrofa
April 20th, 2017, 7:24 pm
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Topic: All about Cats
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Views: 8780

Re: All about Cats

Thank you. She is indeed very smart. Her name is Noether, after Emmy Noether. And her brother, Turing, is into order book visualization? ;) https://www.wilmott.com/order-book-visualization/ You were close! Her brother is Ritchie after Dennis Ritchie :-) Really? No comments on my cat watching the yo...
by katastrofa
April 19th, 2017, 11:12 pm
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Topic: Earth to end in about a month
Replies: 64
Views: 850

Re: Earth to end in about a month

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by katastrofa
April 19th, 2017, 10:44 pm
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 284
Views: 8780

Re: All about Cats

I'm trying to give my cats deworming pills...
by katastrofa
April 19th, 2017, 7:35 pm
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Topic: UK going to the dogs
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Views: 304125

Re: UK going to the dogs

The parrot overdosed. (I've read elsewhere that in fact they do sell part of the harvests to drug dealers for better prices.) Rose-ringed parakeets are everywhere in London. First I saw them only in Kew Gardens, now I see several every time I go jogging to Victoria Park, and today I spotted one in ...
by katastrofa
April 19th, 2017, 7:11 pm
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 284
Views: 8780

Re: All about Cats

Purrfect vacuum.That's what's in her tummy in the morning.
by katastrofa
April 19th, 2017, 4:58 pm
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Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 284
Views: 8780

Re: All about Cats

Thank you. She is indeed very smart. Her name is Noether, after Emmy Noether.