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by Paul
May 15th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: expected number of 1-runs
Replies: 32
Views: 7151

Re: expected number of 1-runs

Where’ve you been for the last two months? The more wrong the formula the more we lap it up!
by Paul
May 15th, 2020, 1:20 am
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Models for Covid-19
Replies: 420
Views: 24116

Re: Models for Covid-19

Manchester Uni say 19 million Brits have had it. I estimate 21 million. So they are very close.
by Paul
May 14th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 732
Views: 49615

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

Is the EU still a thing?
by Paul
May 14th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2298
Views: 168002

Re: Stupid question of the day

It looks like a thinner. (I resisted the urge to say "Jeremy," too obvious.) For nostril hair? If you think that's for nostril hair then you need surgical intervention. There comes a time in every marriage when the sole remaining interaction between spouses is when the wife alerts the husband to ex...
by Paul
May 14th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2298
Views: 168002

Re: Stupid question of the day

It looks like a thinner. (I resisted the urge to say "Jeremy," too obvious.)
by Paul
May 14th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gallows humour
Replies: 134
Views: 11992

Re: Gallows humour

San Francisco bathhouse reunion? Sadly probably not many of you left.
by Paul
May 14th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who values people highest?
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Who values people highest?

Aren’t they giving something like £60k to the family of nurses etc. dying from/of/with corona?

Aren’t some cancer treatments in the UK limited to a few tens of thousands of pounds?

Epidemiologists and politicians aren’t good with all those zeros. They are easily confused!
by Paul
May 13th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gallows humour
Replies: 134
Views: 11992

Re: Gallows humour

You won't believe this but I have a photographic memory, no kidding. (but useless at names).
What if someone is wearing a name badge when you meet them?
by Paul
May 13th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Models for Covid-19
Replies: 420
Views: 24116

Re: Models for Covid-19

I have no idea what happened between all the SIR talk and the latest code. Is all a mystery. But I read that there are 450 parameters in the latest model, none of which will be known. As for R_0, I think of it as an output, like implied volatility. Vol comes about by trading. We get a handle on it b...
by Paul
May 13th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: News from the 'Border'
Replies: 209
Views: 33926

Re: News from the 'Border'

And is the default for everyone now.
by Paul
May 13th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Models for Covid-19
Replies: 420
Views: 24116

Re: Models for Covid-19

Looks as if it's under control in Sverge. https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/70ab6590f3e32e1eb3160918482a7da7?width=650 I don’t think you can say whether that’s bad for Sweden, or good, until we know about second waves, collateral deaths, and even whether the numbers are correct. Not to mention cu...
by Paul
May 13th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who values people highest?
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Who values people highest?

It looks like the UK Conservative government values each sick old person at about £10 million. That's very impressive. Or very dumb. 
by Paul
May 13th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Models for Covid-19
Replies: 420
Views: 24116

Re: Models for Covid-19

Very well said.
by Paul
May 12th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 213
Views: 19447

Re: What is Borisism?

He is unique in  the village. It might be in short supply. Is Matt a member of Toby's FSU? He doesn’t need to be. I can’t imagine him having an opinion that was different to that of the chattering class. Are you saying? "let Matt find his own club". So the liberal elite can never be a member of FSU...
by Paul
May 12th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 213
Views: 19447

Re: What is Borisism?

I am a 1. I lost a point because I am obeying the rules.

But I would say that the overlap is almost 100%. (And there are other words I use, in private, for these types!)
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