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by bearish
June 22nd, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How should we deal with the coronavirus pandemic?
Replies: 256
Views: 19782

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
June 22nd, 2021, 11:44 am
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Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 25
Views: 113391

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
June 22nd, 2021, 12:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 25
Views: 113391

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: 291

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: 10560

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: 760
Views: 102568

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: 4508
Views: 287094

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: 4508
Views: 287094

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: 80016

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: 80016

Re: Love in the Air

Etchjings?
More like elgings. Not to be confused with the old Norwegian reference to “å rope på elgen”.
by bearish
June 13th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.
Replies: 176
Views: 16041

Re: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.

I’ve heard of this thing. Wait - I had this thing! So, I should be lead to believe that AE’s god tried to strike me down, but narrowly missed? Or, that it was just a warning? Like, get rid of the dog and cut down on the sodomy, and we’ll call it a deal (for now)? As I understand, 127 000 corpses is...
by bearish
June 13th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.
Replies: 176
Views: 16041

Re: Apocalypse (Revelation) Biblical explanation.

I’ve heard of this thing. Wait - I had this thing! So, I should be lead to believe that AE’s god tried to strike me down, but narrowly missed? Or, that it was just a warning? Like, get rid of the dog and cut down on the sodomy, and we’ll call it a deal (for now)?
by bearish
June 13th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 121634

Re: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread

It's the Bible Study Thread: host of cicadas Recipes are appearing in the media:  "Emergence"  Cicada cookies - CBS News Spicy Popcorn Cicadas - Washington Post https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2021/05/14/15fbb2b4-3a76-4f2c-b545-6076dd369a27/thumbnail/620x350/6f0a9b5f5e139691360b11...
by bearish
June 13th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 121634

Re: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread

US fisherman says 'humpback whale tried to eat me'

https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0612/12277 ... -humpback/

Same happened to Jonah. In those days they called it a 'big fish'.

Yes, evidently not kosher on account of it being a fish without scales. Same thing with jellyfish.
by bearish
June 12th, 2021, 12:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2583
Views: 207293

Re: Stupid question of the day

We obviously read/watch different versions of mass media. In my world, there is a tendency to ask “why was he allowed to buy semi-automatic rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition?” I know the answer is that the second amendment guarantees every (white) half-wit the right to unlimited firepower...