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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 11th, 2019, 2:43 am

Regrettably, I don't have any off-putting photos to put out such fire! :-D
I watched the movie only to see the monologue about cats. Too long. I'm sticking to Reservoir Dogs. There's a dancing scene too, and Michael Madsen is hot, but I don't recommend it for you. You'd need at least 15 minutes in the flying frog position after watching that scene.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 11th, 2019, 2:59 am

a good way to stay warm on a cold winter night.  :D

I do like SH though and she has spoken in interviews about that role.

She is really afraid of snakes and had to overcome it.

Brave!

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re: your edit and flying frog

not likely - i take an aesthetic view on these things. keep cool even when someone is turning up the heat. ; )

maybe you should try tantra yoga (not tantric!)  see how it goes...

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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 11th, 2019, 1:39 pm

I'm demisexual (if I remembered the term correctly), which may explain why I didn't fall for yoga: I need to increase my blood pressure rather than lower it :-)
Michael Madsen is one of my favourite actors though. BTW, The Hateful Eight is quite good, imho.

My stupid questions for today:

1) Do you also get nauseated and ill from drinking Oolong tea?

2) What is a good number to use as an example of a low or high mortgage loan repayment rate?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 11th, 2019, 11:49 pm

Re: My stupid questions for today:

1) Do you also get nauseated and ill from drinking Oolong tea?

2) What is a good number to use as an example of a low or high mortgage loan repayment rate?


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1) no but do not recommend it for breakfast - too smoky.

2) If US context, you can get some extensive datasets sorted by region and even zip codes from government agencies e.g., Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Allows for longitudinal analysis, especially post-crisis, TARP programs data,etc.

If UK context only, I think you still want to consider regional variations and come up with a composite picture of some sort, and note variations - urban, suburban, rural. Proximity to thriving regions and not so thriving...

But if you clarify, perhaps we can provide better resources.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 12th, 2019, 12:31 am

Thanks!

That's exactly what I did - had Oolong for breakfast :-(

Thanks for the advice. I want to demonstrate some statistical fallacy on a simple real-world example (no particular dataset) and was wondering what number I should use as low/high balances of arrears.
BTW, I found a funny shreadsheet with "Balances in arrears of 1.5% or more of the outstanding balance" from BSA website (https://www.bsa.org.uk/statistics/mortgages-housing). It seems that after the 2008 crisis they started to merge statistics of banks with those of building societies to make the banks look better :-D
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 12th, 2019, 1:30 am

Interesting - I will start a new thread about this.

Good to have some quality research going on in the OT and I don't have time for lingerie-measurement side projects anymore.

Sadly.... :D
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 14th, 2019, 10:20 pm

How can you unpost something? Kata posted a suggestion in this thread earlier today for a WF meetup to prove that she is real, or something to that effect. And then it vanished without trace.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 14th, 2019, 10:25 pm

As long as no-one responds to the post, you can go into Edit and delete it.  See below the text input box under "Options and Attachments":

Delete Post

 (check box) Delete this post 

(check box) Permanently delete this post so it can not be recovered

Once there is a response though, you are locked in. You can still manually delete or alter the content, but either way, the post's placeholder will be there and the edit counter is activated too.

This does leave the way open for "Flash in the Pan" type broadcasts - now you see it and now you don't. There was another one of those earlier, but I don't typically click and tell...
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 14th, 2019, 10:40 pm

Actually - I will run a test on the delete function.

Here is a post with some risky content.  

You can imagine what that might be for yourselves.

Next I will post just one sentence and then I will come back and delete this post using that feature.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 14th, 2019, 10:41 pm

So now I am posting to lock that previous space into the thread's stream.

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Yes, tried to use the delete function via check box and got this message:

"Sorry but you may only delete posts which have not been replied to."

And you can see that it counted that attempt as an edit, even though I did not delete or change the content at all.

So there you have it - a bit of technical excitement for Valentine's Day evening.

Hopefully you will also receive roses, champagne, precious metalsand anything else your heart desires.  

(Well, some of you anyway, but definitely not all of you.) :D
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 15th, 2019, 2:42 am

Apologies. I wanted to prove that I existed, but then I felt that I didn't want to exist. It's complex - not real :-)
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 15th, 2019, 3:06 am

Not a problem for me! Free speech includes the freedom to be retracted.

On existence: Three core principles.

I exist.
I don't care if anyone else believes, perceives, or doubts it.
I find ways to enjoy my existence, no matter what.

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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 15th, 2019, 4:42 am

I used to care, but it wasn't worth it. Is there anything enjoyable left in the world? "Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry".
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 20th, 2019, 2:36 pm

I'm travelling to a country which isn't particularly rawtarian-friendly. Do you think they will let me through the airport security check with two cauliflowers and 2 pounds of carrots in my bag?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

February 20th, 2019, 4:26 pm

The issue is unlikely to be security. Customs, on the other hand, may have strong feelings on the matter. Google the country and customs restrictions on vegetables.
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