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by bearish
Yesterday, 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 23
Views: 113063

Re: hey sugar dads

I would not for a moment categorize prostitution in general as “an easy way to gain income”, although that grey area between opportunistic dating and playing the role of a well kept sugar baby doesn’t look too hard from a distance. Please note, I have only observed this from a distance, if at all. A...
by bearish
Yesterday, 7:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 332
Views: 25701

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

Bagpipes and barbecues: incentives abound to lure staff back to the office I don’t sense much interest in going back to the office among people I work with. I can’t help the feeling that many have developed certain habits and preferences over the last fifteen months, ranging from dog walking to aft...
by bearish
Yesterday, 5:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How should we deal with the coronavirus pandemic?
Replies: 245
Views: 18737

Re: How should we deal with the coronavirus pandemic?

Do you know if the cause of the relative vitamin D deficiency in non-Western immigrants is genetic, behavioral and/or diet related? I dont know, but very likely a mix of these. More protected agains UVB as genetically from areas with much more sun exposure (warmer so show more skin etc.), and there...
by bearish
Yesterday, 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 332
Views: 25701

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

Bagpipes and barbecues: incentives abound to lure staff back to the office I don’t sense much interest in going back to the office among people I work with. I can’t help the feeling that many have developed certain habits and preferences over the last fifteen months, ranging from dog walking to aft...
by bearish
Yesterday, 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How should we deal with the coronavirus pandemic?
Replies: 245
Views: 18737

Re: How should we deal with the coronavirus pandemic?

Do you know if the cause of the relative vitamin D deficiency in non-Western immigrants is genetic, behavioral and/or diet related?
by bearish
Yesterday, 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 23
Views: 113063

Re: hey sugar dads

The student loans are real. Total balance is currently somewhere in the $1.6-1.7 trillion range, roughly double total credit card balances. The estimated cost of attending Rutgers (New Jersey’s flagship university, just as an example) is around $40,000 per year - as a resident of NJ. For non-residen...
by bearish
Yesterday, 12:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 23
Views: 113063

Re: hey sugar dads

Well, in the US, six figure student loans are a thing. I can see the incentive to try and whittle those down a little, even at the cost of a few “dates” with some unsavory characters of my age.
by bearish
June 21st, 2021, 10:32 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Scaling/Shifting an empirical distribution
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Scaling/Shifting an empirical distribution

Aside from the low sample size, there is also an intended change of measure taking place here. It is possible that if we knew a bit more about the nature of your problem we could be more helpful. Like, maybe a multiplicative adjustment could be more appropriate than Alan’s additive one. Or, I guess,...
by bearish
June 21st, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?
Replies: 102
Views: 9658

Re: Is the type of mathematics found in finance limited?

Mandelbrot himself wrote a book on the topic some 15 years ago. “The (mis)behavior of markets”.
by bearish
June 18th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 720
Views: 99521

Re: norway

Interesting thing I've learnt from a local today during a countryside walk. We encountered a black small snake sleeping by the road. It turns out that Scandinavian adders can be blackberry sometimes - an adaptation to better absorb light! Still part of the population preserves the lighter colouring...
by bearish
June 15th, 2021, 2:14 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4502
Views: 281214

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Wow - those things are big! Not my doing, so I’m assuming there is an AI at work sizing the emoji based on topic. Much appreciated!
by bearish
June 15th, 2021, 2:08 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4502
Views: 281214

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Happy Birthday to Donald Trump today! : D

b. June 14, 1946 
🤢🤮

His minions in 14 states have now got legislation in place to ensure that he (or his family) cannot lose the next time around, regardless of the voting outcome.
by bearish
June 14th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Love in the Air
Replies: 22
Views: 79893

Re: Love in the Air

Protected species?

No, the autumn hunt is a major event in some circles.
by bearish
June 14th, 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Love in the Air
Replies: 22
Views: 79893

Re: Love in the Air

Etchjings?
More like elgings. Not to be confused with the old Norwegian reference to “å rope på elgen”.