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by bearish
June 10th, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Best Beer on Earth
Replies: 119
Views: 36837

Re: The Best Beer on Earth

I didn’t realize (or had thoroughly forgotten) that Goebbels was the last Reichskanzler.
by bearish
June 9th, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 120629

Re: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread

I don’t think a horde of cicadas sounds right. Swarm is better. A plague of cicadas would not be inappropriate.
by bearish
June 9th, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Best Beer on Earth
Replies: 119
Views: 36837

Re: The Best Beer on Earth

Arch Brexiteer Wetherspoons boss now echoes Scotland’s support for EU immigration https://www.businessforscotland.com/arch-brexiteer-tim-martin-now-echoes-scotlands-support-for-eu-immigration/ Scotland wasn’t granted much of a say in such matters, and that seems to remain the case. As for the parti...
by bearish
June 9th, 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: News from the 'Border'
Replies: 230
Views: 44310

Re: News from the 'Border'

I think the UK spokesperson was a bit long winded. He should simply have said “The protocol was an agreement entered into by Mr Johnson. He obviously did not intend for England to live up to it.”
by bearish
June 8th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random Video's
Replies: 470
Views: 47754

Re: Random Video's

Computations in Finance The series of videos in the link above go along the book  MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND COMPUTATION IN FINANCE . I have never heard of these authors/quants before, I have to say. CWI, Amsterdam. Kees Oostelee is well-known .. inventor of COS and CONV pricing methods. I’ve had so...
by bearish
June 8th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 116
Views: 31525

Re: What is democracy?

Albeit plausible, I don’t find it amusing in the slightest. But as a practical matter, it would probably only speed things up by a year or two. As Republican controlled states eliminate voting rights for Democrats, or just outright override the vote altogether if it goes against them, I see relative...
by bearish
June 8th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Excel tricks
Replies: 120
Views: 24116

Re: Excel tricks

I was confusing xlwings with XLw

https://xlw.github.io/

So, I take it back :-)

Still, maybe a bit of redesign is an idea.........

many constraints from company's IT
non-sensical constraints?

As we discussed elsewhere, sometimes the ball of mud gets the job done.
by bearish
June 8th, 2021, 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Those crazeeeee Dutch
Replies: 1755
Views: 206644

Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

Noah was only doing his job in the face of adversity and those unbelievers .. it would be a mammoth task to get the Leviathan (Job 40) on board. Leviathan would actually be a great name for a boat - wonder if the name is taken. I may get a J105 some day with some friends. Nice racing boat - good si...
by bearish
June 7th, 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Those crazeeeee Dutch
Replies: 1755
Views: 206644

Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

Noah was only doing his job in the face of adversity and those unbelievers .. it would be a mammoth task to get the Leviathan (Job 40) on board.
Wait - you’re implying that it was necessary to pull the king of the fishes out of the water to save them from drowning?
by bearish
June 7th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Those crazeeeee Dutch
Replies: 1755
Views: 206644

Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

Was just about to post about the seaworthiness of this vessel - you beat me to it! On the size - the specifications are well documented, whether the Ark actually existed or not: "The structure of the Ark (and the chronology of the flood) are homologous with the Jewish Temple and with Temple wo...
by bearish
June 7th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 116
Views: 31525

Re: What is democracy?

If, as seems increasingly likely, the US descends into a one-party form of government loosely modeled on Belarus, I predict that the word manchin will enter common usage. It will probably have a subtly different meaning than quisling, but the latter has slowly slipped out of most people’s vocabular...
by bearish
June 7th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Excel tricks
Replies: 120
Views: 24116

Re: Excel tricks

A lower tech solution would be to invoke it via a shell() command from a VBA sub. It’s an asynchronous call and you can’t directly communicate data from (or back to) the workbook, but it shouldn’t be too hard to work around that.
by bearish
June 7th, 2021, 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Those crazeeeee Dutch
Replies: 1755
Views: 206644

Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

Oh Noah: Ark stuck in English town because it is not seaworthy https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/06/oh-noah-ark-stuck-in-english-town-because-it-is-not-seaworthy/ The ex-owner of the Ark is from our village (where the shops are closed on Sundays, a bit like Ballymena..) it looks a bit wobbly https...
by bearish
June 7th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 116
Views: 31525

Re: What is democracy?

If, as seems increasingly likely, the US descends into a one-party form of government loosely modeled on Belarus, I predict that the word manchin will enter common usage. It will probably have a subtly different meaning than quisling, but the latter has slowly slipped out of most people’s vocabulary...
by bearish
June 6th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: .

Period. Full stop!