Threads started by Peter P

Netflix picks up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from NBC
By Peter P  3 comments, latest 18 hours ago:
Peter P says I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I'm glad the show has been picked up for two full seasons. However, it is sad that non-dumb shows can no longer survive...

Anyone playing with Bayesian Networks using R?
By Peter P  posted 1 month ago:
I think Bayesian inference has a lot of potential as a machine learning technique. On the other hand R seems to be a great open-source language for statistics and there are many free tools available...

Anyone playing with complex option strategies?
By Peter P  22 comments, latest 2 months ago:
iwog says Peter P says If you are trading 100 contracts, then the $7.99 fee is immaterial, because the quality of execution becomes more important. Iwog, have you tired trading the same position in different...

Poor people are good at explaining their failures
By Peter P  69 comments, latest 2 months ago:
Peter P says CL says The point of the King analogy, is that there is limited capacity for jobs and goods. But people all want different things. CL says Hardworking people can't afford to buy...

The True Cause of Poverty
By Peter P  370 comments, latest 2 months ago:
humanity says Peter P says Seriously? You have to invoke Jack Handey to counter my one-liners? I feel flattered. :-) I don't have to, but your glib stupid comments that are supposedly profound remind...

What the hell is Women's Studies?
By Peter P  18 comments, latest 2 months ago:
thunderlips11 says Peter P says Men too should find empowerment from support groups like PatNet. What do you think I am doing now? :-) Let's sing along...

Multiple Streams of Income
By Peter P  29 comments, latest 2 months ago:
Portal says E-man, What variables do you follow in your spreadsheet to decide if a place is worth it? How do you factor in unknowns? E-man says plugging in numbers into my spreadsheet almost every...

The Muse
By Peter P  4 comments, latest 2 months ago:
Peter P says iwog says I think the concept of the muse is a myth. I feel more creative/productive around a muse though. iwog says I love my wife, but this is the way things...

Why I Love "Burning Man"
By Peter P  80 comments, latest 3 months ago:
Rin says thunderlips11 says I think Julia Roberts looks like a horse Well, in her defense, she did have the college *co-ed next door* look, during her early years. Afterwards, she was completely overrated, both...

Kids are horrible investments
By Peter P  102 comments, latest 2 years ago:
Moderate Infidel says My investment in my daughter has paid dividends. Maybe you are investing your sperm/egg with the wrong investment vehicle.

Meaning of
By Peter P  1 comment, latest 2 years ago:
GraooGra says In a regular circumstances with a healthy market when you put down 20% and you are on 30-year fixed with low interest rate and your monthly payment is no more than 1/3 of...

Monotheism and Polytheism
By Peter P  13 comments, latest 2 years ago:
Vicente says gracer says Jesus said, "The sin of the world is unbelief in Me." OK, let's posit I believe he exists? Existed? Therefore I have no sin, and can go to heaven without having...

Why pseudo-rationalists hate the rich
By Peter P  191 comments, latest 2 years ago:
Kevin says Peter P says But it is a mistake to apply value judgement to any kind of economic activity. Only if you're a psychopath. I could become very wealthy by murdering people and taking...

How to fix education?
By Peter P  92 comments, latest 2 years ago:
Peter P says justme says Nobody says How can I tell your physical age? I can only infer your other age from reading your posts. Come to Coffee Hour? Peter P was there last time....

Helicopter Cat
By Peter P  posted 2 years ago:
Will this cat air-drop money to help the economy?

Antifragile by Nassim Taleb
By Peter P  posted 2 years ago:
This book is finally out! I think it is something everyone here should read.

Batman Rocks!
By Peter P  10 comments, latest 2 years ago:
errc says Dan8267 says Patrick says For some reason the spammers favored this thread a bit, Conjecture: The spammers are scanning for terms and any page that contains popular terms gets spam priority. Batman probably...

Ernie Els Wins British Open
By Peter P  1 comment, latest 2 years ago:
Peter P says My second favorite (NOT by far) is Nick Price. Both were from Africa. What a coincident! One has a nice, easy swing. The other has an elegant, quick swing.

Why do people deny the existence of housing bubbles?
By Peter P  84 comments, latest 2 years ago:
wthrfrk80 says God Bless America.

Revising Prop 13 – Benefit Actual Owners
By Peter P  227 comments, latest 4 years ago:
American in Japan says I was surprised when I learned that Propostion 13 has a heriditary tax basis. Another point to consider is that many people who pay very little tax under Propostion 13 still...

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