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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 5th, 2018, 12:49 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
I know many -otherwise phlegmatic people- here who have gone to Anthony Robbins's shows for 600 bucks a shot. ..
Most of these books are trying to turn peoples' heads.

is that how much it costs? A woman I went out on a date with a long time ago told me she'd been to one of those shows
The other business model is let them in free for a teaser and sell them a dvd for $$$

In a room of 5000 people (i.e. 5000 X 600).  

BTW do people become better people. I know someone who jumped off a cliff into a pool of water to toughen himself up. 

I only knew her after she'd been, so no idea what she was like before
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 14th, 2018, 8:51 pm

There is a giant sticker (WTF?) next to the keyboard of my new laptop that reads "Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 4.0Ghz". Is that a chip technology derived from Michael Knight's KITT?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 20th, 2018, 7:28 pm

It looks like many people clean their car using washing soap. Do they really expect to get its fur soft and glossy? 
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 20th, 2018, 8:26 pm

Apropos Tagoma's question, I had to have a tooth removed (it broke at the roots, and they practically separated - the tooth died for mysterious reasons ca 20 years ago and it was apparently a miracle that it held together so long). Anyway, I plan to have an implant done in its place. Since people in finance have bad teeth (long working hours don't promote oral hygiene) and enough money to get implants, I thought it was a good place to ask for opinions. Do you have any experience with implants (grinders, not aesthetic implants for front teeth)? I've read a few bone-chilling or rather teeth-chattering stories in the Internet :-O
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 21st, 2018, 3:39 am

And it doesn't have to last beyond age 41?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 21st, 2018, 11:51 am

It's hard to say. My suicide plans change depending on my cats' behaviour. So the implants won't last forever? Only ca 10 years? Some of them have lifetime warranty...
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 21st, 2018, 3:50 pm

I found late thirties early forties to be particularly exhilarating. 
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 21st, 2018, 4:44 pm

Paul wrote:
I found late thirties early forties to be particularly exhilarating. 


Playing the part of Crockett in Miami Vice surrounded by bikinis probably came with many benefits.

Image
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 21st, 2018, 5:27 pm

That was Buenos Aires. Much cooler.

That photo was on the back of Derivatives. I met some very interesting people thanks to that photo.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 27th, 2018, 6:42 pm

If you like that photo you'll love some of these: https://www.wilmott.com/paul-wilmott/paul-wilmott-gallery/
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 27th, 2018, 8:01 pm

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If you like that photo you'll love some of these: https://www.wilmott.com/paul-wilmott/paul-wilmott-gallery/

I like the one which looks like a group of PhD students.

The one in the hotel room with the drawn (purple!) curtains is a bit more sinister. BTW was the lamp functioning?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 28th, 2018, 7:59 pm

I like all the photos, except the butch cut. It's definitely not for Paul - unless he was in the army. If you're balding I can recommend some simple remedies, but that horseshoe hairline looks quite natural.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 28th, 2018, 11:53 pm

It’s been the same hairline for ever.

I have had it even shorter. I’ve got a great photo of me with a Mohican. Am deliberating whether the world is ready to see that.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 29th, 2018, 7:21 am

from too much hairline in the soup to equations: 

\begin{eqnarray}
\frac{\partial T}{\partial x}&=&-\frac{ z}{ v}\frac{\partial \rho}{\partial t} \nonumber \\
\frac{\partial \rho}{\partial x}&=&-\frac{ 1}{ vz}\frac{\partial T}{\partial t} \nonumber \\
\end{eqnarray}

 any insight? v velocity, t time etc. Similar to Maxwell?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 29th, 2018, 8:27 am

Collector wrote:
from too much hairline in the soup to equations: 

\begin{eqnarray}
\frac{\partial T}{\partial x}&=&-\frac{ z}{ v}\frac{\partial \rho}{\partial t} \nonumber \\
\frac{\partial \rho}{\partial x}&=&-\frac{ 1}{ vz}\frac{\partial T}{\partial t} \nonumber \\
\end{eqnarray}

 any insight? v velocity, t time etc. Similar to Maxwell?

there's no [$]z[$] derivatives? incorporate [$]z[$] into either [$]T[$] or [$]\rho[$], [$]\hat{\rho}=z\rho[$]

\begin{eqnarray}
\frac{\partial \hat{\rho}}{\partial t}+v\frac{\partial T}{\partial x}&=&0 \nonumber \\
\frac{\partial T}{\partial t} +v\frac{\partial\hat{\rho}}{\partial x}&=&0\nonumber \\
\end{eqnarray}

one solution would be [$]T=\hat{\rho}[$] with [$]\frac{\partial \hat{\rho}}{\partial t}+v\frac{\partial\hat{\rho}}{\partial x}=0[$] which is a convective derivative, [$]\hat{\rho}[$] (and [$]T[$]) are constant on a blob of material as it moves

For more general solutions,
if [$]v[$] depends on either [$]x[$] or [$]t[$], you need more information (3 unknowns, 2 equations)
if [$]v[$] is independent of both [$]x[$] and [$]t[$], eliminate [$]\hat{\rho}[$] or [$]T[$]

\begin{eqnarray}
\frac{\partial^2 \hat{\rho}}{\partial t^2}+v\frac{\partial^2 T}{\partial x\partial t}&=&0 \nonumber \\
\frac{\partial^2 T}{\partial t\partial x} +v\frac{\partial^2 \hat{\rho}}{\partial x^2}&=&0\nonumber \\
\end{eqnarray}

\begin{eqnarray}
\frac{\partial^2 \hat{\rho}}{\partial t^2}-v^2\frac{\partial^2 \hat{\rho}}{\partial x^2}&=&0 \nonumber \\
\frac{\partial^2 T}{\partial t^2} -v^2 \frac{\partial^2 T}{\partial x^2}&=&0\nonumber \\
\end{eqnarray}
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