Peter P

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Should people be prevented from doing stupid things?
by Peter P on 24 Jul 2006  153 comments, latest 7 months ago
When people do stupid things, they may cause harm to themselves. Should they be stopped? In some cases, they may cause harm to other people. Worse yet, if many stupid...

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Bay Area housing appears to be peaking
by Peter P on 2 Aug 2018  Posted a year ago
From anecdotes it appears housing in the Bay Area is forming a peak. We are in the same stage as 2007. This time, the board market may fall harder.

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President Bush is our new hero (tinyurl.com)
by Peter P on 7 May 2008  206 comments, latest 2 years ago
President Bush disagrees with the bailout plan: The president said he would veto the Democrats' broad housing rescue plan, saying it would reward speculators and lenders. Bush also called...

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Anyone playing with complex option strategies?
by Peter P on 24 Sep 2014  26 comments, latest 2 years ago
By complex, I mean those with more than one leg, or those requiring hedging/adjustments. Are you a net buyer or seller of options? Are your strategies mostly directional or non-directional?

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Anyone prepping for the next financial crisis?
by Peter P on 19 Dec 2017  51 comments, latest 2 years ago
#politics #collapse

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If Le Pen loses it is because people are sexist
by Peter P on 24 Apr 2017  8 comments, latest 2 years ago

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Ivanka booed at Berlin summit. Germans are so rude!
by Peter P on 25 Apr 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago

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This is what United should have done
by Peter P on 13 Apr 2017  5 comments, latest 2 years ago
Every passenger writes 1. Name 2. Seat Number 3. Dollar Amount on a piece of paper. The four submissions with the lowest dollar amounts will be selected. The corresponding passengers...

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Donald Trump Expands Electoral College Lead
by Peter P on 19 Dec 2016  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
Clinton has more "faithless" electors than Trump.

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One Netflix show predicted Trump's presidency. (zerohedge.com)
by Peter P on 10 Nov 2016  3 comments, latest 3 years ago
.. but it is not the one you are thinking about. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/

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Are we on track to have two female world leaders on the UN Security Council?
by Peter P on 9 Nov 2016  Posted 3 years ago
Theresa May Marine Le Pen

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Multiple Streams of Income
by Peter P on 10 Sep 2014  29 comments, latest 4 years ago
How do you guys go about building multiple streams of income? What are the components involved? For example, someone can be developing apps, managing rental properties, and trading options. Another...

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Have you been to a co-founder speed-dating event?
by Peter P on 19 Feb 2015  Posted 5 years ago
Is it a good way for co-founders to come together?

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Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review
by Peter P on 18 Feb 2015  10 comments, latest 5 years ago
It sucks! The book is not a great work of literature. However, it has good entertainment value. The movie took away all interesting bits and substituted them with bland, sub-par...

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Why are people so upset about Fifty Shades of Grey? (50shadesthemusical.com)
by Peter P on 9 Feb 2015  7 comments, latest 5 years ago
Fine, it is not a well-written piece of literature, but it is full of parody potential. There is even a musical, which is better than the book! http://www.50shadesthemusical. Why are...

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Sodomy Laws Still Exist! (salon.com)
by Peter P on 30 Jan 2015  14 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.salon.com/2013/12/1 Even after the Supreme Court struck down such laws as unconstitutional in 2003, many states still have related statutes on the book. So yes, you *can* still be arrested...

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Any good Bayesian Network library or framework?
by Peter P on 23 Jan 2015  Posted 5 years ago
I don't want Naive Bayes. It must be able to infer network structure from data. In R, there is bnlean but I want it in Java or .NET.

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Bay Area police officers saved man from vicious animals (sfgate.com)
by Peter P on 22 Jan 2015  9 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/ I am skeptical of regulations but some dog breeds ought to be banned or controlled.

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Who is your favorite Doctor?
by Peter P on 19 Jan 2015  29 comments, latest 5 years ago
Or companion? I like Matt Smith / Karen Gillan.

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"Experts" are afraid of Artificial Intelligence (cnet.com)
by Peter P on 11 Jan 2015  7 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.cnet.com/news/artif Then again, domain "experts" are rent-seekers who must protect their overpriced education and/or emotional investments.

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Rejoice! Foie Gras Ban Overturned. (mobile.nytimes.com)
by Peter P on 7 Jan 2015  20 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015 Hopefully the shark fin ban will be overturned too. Animals are not above humans.

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Hedge Fund Manager Shot by Son (huffingtonpost.com)
by Peter P on 5 Jan 2015  65 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Having kids is a bad idea.

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Tragedy: Idaho Mother Shot by Own Child
by Peter P on 31 Dec 2014  5 comments, latest 5 years ago
She should have used protection.

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Netflix's Marco Polo is Awesome!
by Peter P on 16 Dec 2014  7 comments, latest 5 years ago
It has the right mixture of history, fiction, and orgy. The cinematography is amazing. Nudity is artfully done. Kublai Khan kicks ass. $90M well spent. Why would anyone watch The...

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The best way to improve the world is to improve yourself.
by Peter P on 13 Dec 2014  23 comments, latest 5 years ago
Yet many people are seemingly taking the impossible route. This will prove to be a major source of unhappiness. Listen to music. Visit a spa. Go shopping. Then reflect on...

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Is Racial Profiling Simply a Form of Bayesian Reasoning?
by Peter P on 6 Dec 2014  9 comments, latest 5 years ago
If that is the case, then racial profiling ought not be restricted in any way. Let me put it this way. If you have to bet if an arbitrary person...

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A.I. alarmism more harmful than AGW alarmism (yahoo.com)
by Peter P on 2 Dec 2014  103 comments, latest 5 years ago
In either case, it is because Modernism is scared. In reality, it is reductionism fighting against the unknown and any possible emergence. Science, as it stands today, is pathetic. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/s...

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Netflix picks up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from NBC (deadline.com)
by Peter P on 21 Nov 2014  3 comments, latest 5 years ago
Perhaps there really is no future in traditional broadcasting. This is yet another sign the final nail is in the coffin. http://deadline.com/2014/11/un With Ellie Kemper and Tina Fey, this is...

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Anyone playing with Bayesian Networks using R?
by Peter P on 24 Oct 2014  Posted 5 years 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...

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Poor people are good at explaining their failures
by Peter P on 23 Sep 2014  61 comments, latest 5 years ago
Jack Ma, the richest person in China, said that poor people over 35 years old deserve their predicament. He is 100% right. Mr. Ma was a poor school teacher. He...

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The True Cause of Poverty
by Peter P on 4 Sep 2014  341 comments, latest 5 years ago
Poverty exists because of bad values. It is that simple. The majority of poor people think wealth is a sin. It is not surprising their moral high ground is a...

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What the hell is Women's Studies?
by Peter P on 17 Sep 2014  18 comments, latest 5 years ago
Is it a particularly popular major in college? How come I keep reading about it in the news? Very often, it is a story associated with unemployed/unemployable graduates with crushing...

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The Muse
by Peter P on 14 Sep 2014  3 comments, latest 5 years ago
A muse could be a great source of artistic inspiration. Picasso was famous for drawing creativity from his relationships with women. Perhaps the very emotion of arousal can be a...

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Why I Love "Burning Man"
by Peter P on 24 Aug 2014  78 comments, latest 5 years ago
No, I am not writing from Nevada. The event attracts thousands Bay Area residents every where. Better yet, the right kind of people leave for the desert for the week-long...

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Kids are horrible investments
by Peter P on 29 Dec 2012  98 comments, latest 7 years ago
Kids cost a fortune to raise. Besides, they make you less adaptable to changes. They also increase your risk exposure in the unlikely event of a divorce. Kids are harmful...

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Meaning of (en.wikipedia.org)
by Peter P on 28 Dec 2012  1 comment, latest 7 years ago
It means death-pledge in French (mort-gage). It is an obligation that goes beyond the death of the borrower. No wonder the industry does not talk about this connection. But what...

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Monotheism and Polytheism
by Peter P on 13 Dec 2012  13 comments, latest 7 years ago
In monotheism, there is only one god person. In polytheism, there are many god persons. But what if it is a corporation formed by all gods? Then there is just...

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Why pseudo-rationalists hate the rich
by Peter P on 8 Dec 2012  191 comments, latest 7 years ago
Because they think they are the greatest, yet they are rarely rich. Therefore, they try to invent reasons to explain why wealth beyond a certain point (i.e. a level attainable...

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How to fix education?
by Peter P on 9 Nov 2012  92 comments, latest 7 years ago
Just some ideas... 1) Encourage at least one parent to stay home and raise the kids 2) Dissociate school assignment from residency 3) Teach kids to find passions, ask questions,...

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Helicopter Cat
by Peter P on 3 Dec 2012  Posted 7 years ago
Will this cat air-drop money to help the economy?
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