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  • Favorite Area of Science
    all science , invention, math i.e. economics, science writing
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    I cowrote "Eating on $1" in Amazon and program in Objective c for the iphone.
  1. My apologies. It wasn't at poster. Do -they- lack a clear message? A slightly veiled comment on one teensy tiny group in a small area of the country = they. Let's see .00001 scientologists = bummer so message is hopefully not their clear. Stay tuned.
  2. My message. This is a very egalitarian process, We are being trained to say that. (at our occupy group- hasn't been voted on) So here is the first take of -my- clear message of Occupy Wall Street Against violence? For Peace. For Food Banks.? You're for Food Stamps Against cops letting seniors get scammed. Against SEC allowing Wall Street to scam us. Don't want your vote bought. Against corporations stopping candidates with millions. Want grandchildren to not lose parents. So you are for someone,anyone to offer health access to 55 year old males. For jobs that th
  3. As farout as personal attacks have been where various terms have been used against me(although others are quick to take offense at things like terms like "elitism.") and I do appreciate the calling on certain terms by others, this thread has yet to be hijacked totally by those jazzed by all the conspiracy stuff nonsense. This group would actually get this Analogy easily although I am showing my personal elitism by saying that: In person, as faulty, difficult, confused and messy as it appears there definately appears to be an ability to have people like the types on the internet in gene
  4. A mathematician, a physicist and an engineer walk into a bar. I am saying the average person in the street has a hard time estimating what the prices would be from a drop. I am well aware of those equations but I am ok buying a toaster for $30 a month for a year and calling it $300. So there. Physicists have a hard time estimating. Ok so the DOW makes it easy. A $300 drop a day then. They don't multiply it by seven and say it is $2100. So what does a $300 drop mean? Not much. But a drop for seven days means a lot. It is around 10,000 now. Don't scream. That would then be ab
  5. This has to be as much a shock to you at me as it is to me. A $30 a month payment for ten months is not something most people can understand. They can't add a zero. Especially those under thirty. So you and I can do a worse case scenario and multiply 7 times 3%. They can't do that. With significant figures a 3% drop can vary from 2.5 to 3.4% so taking it at 3.00% is not correct. Although yes I am aware of the equation and reasoning you used but perhaps you can't abide estimates. Reason The average American educated investor can do so little thinking in an arithmetic way that num
  6. You have to be really kidding here. Nothing about the stock market. It is extremely obtuse to continually play unhearing regarding examples. People under 30 the calculator generation don't do what you and I do. Unless they are scientifically trained they have a hard time imagining what a 3% drop in a day can mean. It would be a surprise that it is 21% drop in 7 days (actually this is close enough for those who would quibble on the exactness.) They think so little in simple math they are perplexed and surprised. You and I can see a graph and notice it is varying around a mean. Tha
  7. "Be specific. You and the well-intentioned but painfully naive hippies playing frisbie and doing yoga on Wall Street right now sound like a tribe of bloody fools who are screaming at a casino for taking money they voluntarily fed into the slot machine. Either figure out what specifically you're requesting and form a plan to attain it, or STFU already. " from iNow "You're focused purely on emotional response, and that's not reaching me and others like me" from iNow So, football fan enthusiasm or disparaging remarks- well that must be analytical but any enthusiasm gushing for peace or light
  8. "Part of me wonders if you're just being intentionally silly, but the realistic part is saddened by the realization that you're probably serious, and hence a very clear example of the problem noted in the OP." As I've mentioned elsewhere IQ has no correlation to vice. So high IQ can fall for just as much stupid behavior as the low IQ. Where is your book? You could write a textbook you are so good at chapter and verse. You can check your bookmarks for the links to above. I think you are (as would be normal for either cogs in the wheel in middle management or struggling small busi
  9. "I've seen what happens when the "common man" gets "his" way in politics." <---From you For a retort to work I need to get into the habit of carrying the quote with you. I suppose the elitist one percent must really be the common man because you imply only the common man holds paradoxical views. Ever heard of let's go to war and cut everyone's taxes? The rich can find a few of the sainted PHD's to follow the money and say all kinds of crap. So being a scientist doesn't equal sainthood and to disparage the electorate is yes, elitist. As I suggested if you hold those views you may want
  10. I wonder if UK riots had a few drunks in them. Plus the cultural aspect of hooligans at football (some I presume drinking) may have made that behavior noticeable if not acceptable.
  11. Moderator Surely this is close enough to obscenity. I'm sorry you are caught in a high stress job that even at $150,000 has not kept pace with the $85,000 that managers got thirty years ago. At least you are in Austin where mansions are cheap. Really. Those private schools were 5000 and are now 30000. Work hard and welcome back to the middle class.
  12. Man, you could really benefit from a quick scan of Plato. One of the most advanced well educated scientifically productive societies got going politically. Unlike its more backward neighbors it felt strong. It still puzzles how Nazi germany had such a great run. I didn't even know you were also an elitist. I just had a discussion with someone that the person in front in the checkout line had food stamps and bought- low and behold potato chips. Must have been too stupid to spend two bucks on two measly apples. Perhaps it was viewing Social Network again. Constant, constant rea
  13. I know an 85 year old In 2006 I asked him what would happen in another Great Depression? 1) Your relatives will move in with you 2) Get a gun He recalls the thirties vividly. I am one of the deluded masses who believes it is my fault. I don't care if it is only 1 in 300 millionth my fault. It is when the good do nothing that evil triumphs. So the odd thing is that it is very natural for us to not do violence on a well-to-do person just because of their income. We had enough of destroying by color. In spite of what the America news media covers there is amazing acceptanc
  14. Ironically, for many of us yelling at TV's etc. does no good. Finally we are heard. Blood pressure plummets. Babyboomers die. Especially because who wants to cover a 55 year old? So, the "story problem" is 4 grandparents Half make it to 65. They have health insurance and have a good chance of making it to 75. But that would mean that the grandchildren would have lost half their parents. Say, left with Mom but have two grandparents to step in to the void. I held my breath til my Mom made it to 65. Now her health problems are being treated. Now data would help but also
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