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What are the odds that (especially) retail sector “debt reporting” practices like these are widespread, and the effective value of maaaaaaany companies isn’t as high as what the investors were lead to believe?

So weird! Never happened before

He was taken off suicide watch a few days ago. Probably, y’know, so he could commit suicide.

Fingers crossed for a dead man’s switch, but I’ll settle for people (/paedophilic monsters) implicated through seized evidence.

cgod, this is the last time I have to tag you, I guess. Nahhhhhh, ‘cuz when Dershowitz gets indicted for something I’ll tag you again out of sheer glee. Edit: wait, sorry, you've already shared this post, hahah

Edit2: because building a reverse chronology is good practice:

What if most of the floors and walls were curving mirror surfaces designed to focus any light sources on several areas where I could do my Manafort impressions?

No but actually it would be really fun to design a room like that with some ray tracing software and enough time. The curved mirror surfaces could be embedded at the bottom of an optically translucent material, like glass or plastics, that could allow for even floor/wall surfaces

Yet it’s still one of the only things I could actually imagine spending millions on, if I had the money. Because it’d probably be a wise investment, but mostly just so I could say “Hey, wanna head back to Manafort’s place?” after a night out in Manhattan.

    ...whereas agnostics acknowledge that they either haven't considered the implications of religion or haven't formed strong opinions...

Trying to understand religion(s) can be totally compatible with believing that answers to the question of divine existence are unknowable. I don't think most agnostics are intellectually lazy, but my sample size is probably much smaller than yours.

am_Unition  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 12, 2019

You can develop an intuition for anything when you spend 2+ years looking at only that thing.

I'm very much looking forward to hearing about your research. Enjoy it, if you can :).

I think doing research in grad school is one of the most stable jobs out there. It's apparently relatively impossible to get fired, and yet everybody depends on your productivity. I think especially if you want a job in academia, that's the situation to really deliver results.

Oh, and I came across this article today, which might be summed up best with this quote from therein:

    I have spelled out many times, very clearly, what theoretical physicists should do differently. It’s just that they don’t like my answer. They should stop trying to solve problems that don’t exist. That a theory isn’t pretty is not a problem. Focus on mathematically well-defined problems, that’s what I am saying.

no mathematical formulation provided

the author actually works in bedrock physics theory, but attempts to insulate themselves from criticism by acknowledging that they haven't yet come up with a grand unifying theory and can't offer concrete advice regarding a direction to proceed from where we are now

OK so I'm only like 10% theorist, and that little op ed triggered me purdy bad. From a capitalist perspective, sure, financially re-purpose all of the relatively unproductive theory efforts into green tech development and fighting climate change, if you can. But damn, if it isn't some kinda statement on the times we live in that society begins to give up on "big picture" endeavors just because the complexity of the universe appears prohibitively yuge at this exact moment in human history.

am_Unition  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 12, 2019

Yeah but I thought New Mexico managed to push Purgatory up into Colorado. Mainly 'cuz I sprained my ankle there as a kid and crutch-walked myself around the the Anasazi ruins near four corners. I thank my family and my own clumsiness for the opportunity.

am_Unition  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 12, 2019

He's a decade younger than me, folks, but in a similar career juncture. Short am_U stocks and invest in Devac. And then please send me a cut of those profits, because doing science ain't good for the monies, especially if you're at least ~50% worse than Devac.

am_Unition  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 12, 2019

Santa Fe in ten days for ye olde annual plasma consortium

We covered the hat:

    ... The hat geometry is of no consequence, and constantly changes, so long as the requisite hat can be easily constructed from the cardboard that encases a 12-pack of beer. Cans and/or bottles. The average Hubski user typically has easy access to both, in the event of an emergency.

    Tin foil is considered “loud”, but decorative, in either case.

    Thank you for asking.

2 ether, respond before NYSE opening bell please thanks

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