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Netflix's Marco Polo is Awesome!
By Peter P  7 comments, latest 1 day ago:
Peter P says I cannot stand Sex in the City though. Cougars Run Amok would have been a more appropriate title. I love shows written by smart women featuring interesting women.

The best way to improve the world is to improve yourself.
By Peter P  28 comments, latest 2 days ago:
errc says Rin says If we either legalized or decriminalize prostitution across America, then I'd be a very happy person. Decriminalize, we'd all be happy Legalized, and we'd all probably go broke

Is Racial Profiling Simply a Form of Bayesian Reasoning?
By Peter P  9 comments, latest 1 week ago:
Peter P says YesYNot says We do not want our police and government agencies to act this way, because it creates a society in which people of color, poor people, and religious people do not...

A.I. alarmism more harmful than AGW alarmism
By Peter P  103 comments, latest 2 weeks ago:
Peter P says Heraclitusstudent says Peter P says Obviously, (3) is the most interesting because machines can move beyond its programming. This is where true emergence can occur. Which one are you talking about? (2)...

Netflix picks up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from NBC
By Peter P  3 comments, latest 3 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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.

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