SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

 
User avatar
tagoma
Posts: 18233
Joined: February 21st, 2010, 12:58 pm

I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

April 9th, 2012, 1:19 pm

 
User avatar
tagoma
Posts: 18233
Joined: February 21st, 2010, 12:58 pm

I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 25th, 2015, 5:51 pm

 
User avatar
Cuchulainn
Posts: 56262
Joined: July 16th, 2004, 7:38 am
Location: Amsterdam
Contact:

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

April 20th, 2017, 7:18 pm

be careful when you are in Galway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2If2sA7rLI
 
User avatar
katastrofa
Posts: 5939
Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

April 23rd, 2017, 1:19 am

farmer wrote:
It's like... I go into a night club and I can't even see which way to the bar.  Because everyone around me is taller.  Or the other week I was driving home drunk and the cops stopped me.  They pulled their guns and said "Get out of the car!"  But when I actually stepped out, they kind of laughed and shrugged and put their guns back in their holsters.  They said "How far do you live from here?  Just walk home kid, be safe."  KID???  It's like they didn't even think I was dangerous enough to arrest for driving falling-down drunk from the three beers I drank.So I am trying to think of some tattoos to make me taller.  Here are some ideas:Paul BunyanThat really big transformer - Optimus Prime?Maybe like a ruler, but the notches are a little closer together than they would be on a real ruler, so it makes it look like there are more of them.Maybe like a bowling ball, or a wrecking ball, or something really big and badass.Like a barbarian or something else that signifies kicking ass.Barbed wire around my biceps - what they lack in size they make up for by being... wiry???????? - a skyscraper?What do you think, what tattoo can I get to be a little BIGGER???

On the bright side, your risk of developing several cancers is significantly lower than for tall guys: "In the meta-analysis of the prospective observational studies, we found a 12% increased risk of colorectal cancer, a 7% increased risk of prostate cancer, and a 6% increased risk of lung cancer for every ten-centimeter increase in height, and this increased risk was corroborated in the Mendelian randomization analyses for colorectal (58%) and lung cancer (10%)." (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5012582/)
And it's probably a genetic factor (not environmental as in tall guys are more attractive to women and likely to catch EBV, HPV etc.).
 
User avatar
outrun
Posts: 4573
Joined: April 29th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 15th, 2018, 7:55 pm

Mother renames her son to match her misspelled tattoo of his original name

"I had never heard the name ‘Kelvin’ before. There isn’t anyone who names their kid Kelvin."
 
User avatar
trackstar
Posts: 26223
Joined: August 28th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm

outrun wrote:
There isn’t anyone who names their kid Kelvin."

Why not?
If I had children I would consider it.  

In fact, if I had three children, let's say a boy and two girls, or even two boys and one girl, I might name them Kelvin, Farrah, and Celcy.

I like androgynous names - then the child is not locked in to a male or female identity.  

Of course, Farrah is a very female name, by association. :D
I do not seek; I find.
- Pablo Picasso
 
User avatar
outrun
Posts: 4573
Joined: April 29th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 15th, 2018, 8:06 pm

trackstar wrote:
outrun wrote:
There isn’t anyone who names their kid Kelvin."

Why not?
If I had children I would consider it.  In fact, if I had three children, let's say a boy and two girls, or even two boys and one girl, I might name them Kelvin, Farrah, and Celcy.

Indeed! She had never heard of it... Inconceivable!

If I had one more I would call him/her "Feigenbaum", ensuring a great career in cooking crystals!
 
User avatar
trackstar
Posts: 26223
Joined: August 28th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 15th, 2018, 8:07 pm

You have two little darlings right now, if I recall.  :D

What is a good nickname for Feigenbaum?

Feigie when he is young and Baumer when he is a teenager.  That's kind of like a prep school nickname.

At my school there was a kid called Boomer - not sure why - the guys made stuff like that up - inside jokes or whatever.
I do not seek; I find.
- Pablo Picasso
 
User avatar
Traden4Alpha
Posts: 23951
Joined: September 20th, 2002, 8:30 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 15th, 2018, 8:21 pm

outrun wrote:
Mother renames her son to match her misspelled tattoo of his original name

"I had never heard the name ‘Kelvin’ before. There isn’t anyone who names their kid Kelvin."

If he has a fever, the doctor will stick a thermometer in him and report the temperature in Kelvin.
 
User avatar
outrun
Posts: 4573
Joined: April 29th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 15th, 2018, 8:22 pm

Ah.. you're thinking ahead! ..smart! People should do that more often! :-)

One of my favourite plots is the bifurcation diagram of the Logistic map, the Feigenbaum constant is in there. If I recall correctly T4A used to have business card with that diagram on it?

It also has a Breaking Bad feeling to it.
 
User avatar
ppauper
Posts: 67979
Joined: November 15th, 2001, 1:29 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 15th, 2018, 8:37 pm

there used to be a british newspaper editor kelvin mackenzie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_MacKenzie
his wiki quotes him "When I published those stories, they were not lies. They were great stories that later turned out to be untrue – and that is different. What am I supposed to feel ashamed about?"
I guess the old, "that's a great story. Too bad it isn't true"
 
User avatar
Traden4Alpha
Posts: 23951
Joined: September 20th, 2002, 8:30 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

May 16th, 2018, 12:12 am

Yes, I spent an ungodly number of hours writing C on a old Mac II, crafting just the right coordinate transforms to make a pleasing bifurcation diagram.
 
User avatar
ppauper
Posts: 67979
Joined: November 15th, 2001, 1:29 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

August 16th, 2018, 8:51 am

tattoos not only make you taller, they help you get a job.
Forget about updating your resume, get a tattoo
Tattoos can help land a job
 
User avatar
katastrofa
Posts: 5939
Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

August 16th, 2018, 9:41 am

Being tattooed has become a norm. I don't have any, do you?
 
User avatar
ppauper
Posts: 67979
Joined: November 15th, 2001, 1:29 pm

Re: I need a tattoo to make myself taller.

August 16th, 2018, 9:50 am

I have no tattoos and no piercings
ABOUT WILMOTT

PW by JB

Wilmott.com has been "Serving the Quantitative Finance Community" since 2001. Continued...


JOBS BOARD

JOBS BOARD

Looking for a quant job, risk, algo trading,...? Browse jobs here...