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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 9th, 2017, 10:15 am

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Collector is a university researcher, isn't he?

Collector was the first Wilmotter in space. It's on his web site. See the movie! He discovered relativistic compound interest. 

He is also the only Wilmotter to have met Albert Einstein.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 9th, 2017, 10:49 am

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katastrofa wrote:
That's why I come to this forum - to bask in the glow of your geniuses (some of you obtained a PhD before I was born).

1980 for me. 
I taught myself calculus at 14. I reckoned if Einstein could do it then it can't be all that difficult.

And (Paul will like) Ulysses at 16.


Would you believe it that Ulysses was on the extended list of reading texts in Polish primary schools (age < 15)? I didn't go to school much, but read them all :-)

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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 9th, 2017, 11:40 am

Cuchulainn wrote:
katastrofa wrote:
Collector is a university researcher, isn't he?

Collector was the first Wilmotter in space. It's on his web site. See the movie! He discovered relativistic compound interest. 

He is also the only Wilmotter to have met Albert Einstein.

Krugman was the first to look into relativistic compound interest I think 1978, but he was hiding it in his drawers and published it first after my 2004 article.. (I guess it was political incorrect to talk about relativistic rates for some years). I was the first with relativistic volatility and relativistic option pricing.
Krugman also predicted massive Trump fall in stocks, he commented on it the other day, quite humble I would say!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 16th, 2017, 6:40 am

what kind of person works in a psychiatric hospital?

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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 16th, 2017, 1:26 pm

What does one wear for a business lunch with some big shots in a strategic industry? Informal, business-casual, smart-casual?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 16th, 2017, 1:53 pm

It depends on the industry. Are they bankers, academics, technology executives, government agency people, or what?

If you know where they work, you could scout the place at lunch time, see what employees wear, and pick something in top decile of that style (i.e., look like a well-dressed co-worker but not better dressed than they are).

The other question is: how do they expect you to dress? Do they see you as the professional consultant or as the techno-savant or ....?

Good luck!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 16th, 2017, 1:56 pm

is croquet involved?

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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 16th, 2017, 2:10 pm

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What does one wear for a business lunch with some big shots in a strategic industry? Informal, business-casual, smart-casual?

I tend to dress conservatively for conferences and lunch meetings. A high quality dark suit (navy, charcoal gray) with a good clean fit. I wear pants here, but if outside the US I might wear a skirt at or just below the knee. A single strand of medium-sized pearls, tasteful earrings (diamonds or white sapphires), and a good watch - then men see the business side first and foremost, and yet you have not sacrificed your feminine side completely.  My hair is quite long now, so I tie it back.  Makeup in a soft neutral palette. Complimentary shade to fit your natural tone for lipstick - not too pale, but not hot pink, screaming red, or goth purple-black...
I have never found that this is "overdressed" for these occasions and as a uniform it is like a fortress. 

Of course, there is a cultural bias here that responds well to this kind of "language", but it might seem much too formal and masculine for your context.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

November 20th, 2017, 4:20 am

Thanks for the advice. I chose a modest and plain set in the end. The VIPs were a positive surprise: intelligent, interesting and eloquent. But is it just me or lawyers are the dumbest and most boring creatures in the universe?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2017, 9:02 am

Don’t you love it when the radio and the sat nav are in time?!

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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2017, 1:02 pm

That's a great idea for a new AI audio system.  The AI would injest the stream of music, satnav prompts, text messages, reminders, etc.  It would translate the text into verse consistent with the music and synthesize that additional text in the voice of the singer.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2017, 1:55 pm

Or during news bulletins. When Corbyn is being interviewed the sat nav would say “Make a hard left, driving over the cliff, you will be entering Oblivion.”
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2017, 3:20 pm

Traden4Alpha wrote:
That's a great idea for a new AI audio system.  The AI would injest the stream of music, satnav prompts, text messages, reminders, etc.  It would translate the text into verse consistent with the music and synthesize that additional text in the voice of the singer.

A cheaper solution is just to manually turn off the radio at newstime. Especially in the coming month when you know hu will be interviewed every day.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2017, 3:33 pm

The couple from La La La could perform in Guantanamo. They completely can't sing.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

December 7th, 2017, 3:34 pm

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The couple from La La La could perform in Guantanamo. They completely can't sing.

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