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by Tomas
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Motorsports (non-NASCAR)
Replies: 2443
Views: 119412

Motorsports (non-NASCAR)

Having a hard time remembering the last time I saw a Hollywood crash like that. Bananers. Let me help you with that! :) https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/f2d7fbba-7053-4f59-af1f-3ab83add5b56/d3cqli8-4ca564b5-3268-49b3-ad40-fed0831238af.gif?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIU...
by Tomas
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Motorsports (non-NASCAR)
Replies: 2443
Views: 119412

Motorsports (non-NASCAR)







by Tomas
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2020-2021 College Football Thread
Replies: 375
Views: 22632

2020-2021 College Football Thread

Really shows how dumb it was to try and have a college football season during a global pandemic.
That. Plus, B1G/PAC going "OMG, ACC/SEC are playing, so let's quickly start a short season with absolutely no opportunity to postpone games" was the recipe for disaster from Day 1.
by Tomas
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Black Friday and Other Great Deals
Replies: 705
Views: 27269

Black Friday and Other Great Deals

Bravado Spice has 50% off their hot sauces/spicy margarita mixes/spicy seasoning. Plus extra 10% if you give them your email. Plus free shipping for orders >$75. All of their sauces are awesome - except for Creamy Herb Jalapeno (which tastes extremely "oily"). They are my "go to" brand, because they...
by Tomas
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20
Replies: 4375
Views: 31732

OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20

Interesting movement on Betfair President 2020 market: There is still very heavy trading going on - currently the total value of trades is nearly $1.4 Billion. However, while Biden President price has been steadily going up until yesterday (when Biden was trading between 1.03 and 1.04, which implie...
by Tomas
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20
Replies: 4375
Views: 31732

OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20

Interesting movement on Betfair President 2020 market: There is still very heavy trading going on - currently the total value of trades is nearly $1.4 Billion. However, while Biden President price has been steadily going up until yesterday (when Biden was trading between 1.03 and 1.04, which implies...
by Tomas
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Investing, Stock Market and Retirement Planning Thread
Replies: 1898
Views: 93971

Investing, Stock Market and Retirement Planning Thread

A really cool paper my colleague wrote: Beauty is wealth: CEO attractiveness and firm value Abstract This paper examines whether and how CEO attractiveness relates to firm value. We construct a Facial Attractiveness Index of 667 CEOs based on their facial geometry. More attractive CEOs are associate...
by Tomas
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 6380
Views: 317717

RIP

GW Bush chief economic advisor and a prominent Stanford economist Ed Lazear dead at 72:

by Tomas
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TIL
Replies: 1141
Views: 60189

TIL

Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is not pronounced Pee-air as in McGuire, it's pronounced PEER, as in peeping Tom. That's an excellent TIL. I'm a geography nut and I never knew that. Well, Prague, OK is pronounced "Preig" by those crazies there. And, of course, if you move to Pittsburgh, and he...
by Tomas
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

@Tomas I have a source! https://youtu.be/h1aGH6NbbyE?t=765 12:45 to 14:35. Now, he does hedge it with "most likely." It doesn't seem to align with your observations. Not speaking to the veracity of either sides claims, but if you want to view the video and tell me it's wrong I will believe you. ;) ...
by Tomas
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

I've been up watching/listening to Bibiglia a lot as well. Definitely different than most. He's got a unique style. He's a fantastic story teller. I think he hit the nail on the head when he said in his one stand up something along the lines of: "I'm not a person that does thing. I'm a person that ...
by Tomas
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

Somewhat tangential and not fit for this thread...but, the two German soldiers that try to surrender and beg for their lives at the beginning of Saving Private were conscripted Czech soldiers pleading in Czech. That got by me for over 20 years. The Americans quickly wasted them. It's a little stran...
by Tomas
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Education talk
Replies: 687
Views: 34319

Education talk

DigitalGypsy66 : How is academic hiring in your area (academically and geographically)? I just found out that in both Econ and Finance, this year the number of new positions dropped by 67% - the worst job market in history. In Finance - whoever has any openings will rule this year - even places lik...
by Tomas
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20
Replies: 4375
Views: 31732

OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20

How many millions changed hands in the last 48 hours on Betfair US President market? If you thought $90 freakin' million - you were right. As of now, total of $1.05 BILLION worth of contracts... (you can now buy almost $14 million "for Biden" contracts at 1.05 to 1) https://www.betfair.com/exchange...
by Tomas
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

You know, following this discussion I was just talking with Mrs Tif about this. Stuff like that - the Kazakh is speaking Polish! - pleases me from a sort of meta writing level nearly as much as some of the actual bits and jokes. Like how the character in Galaxy Quest who plays the 'redshirt' crewmb...
by Tomas
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

Ha, knew jagshemash was Polish, but not the thank you one.
The first one (how are you) can be considered both Czech and Polish (though he apparently said somewhere he mimicked Polish), but Dziękuji (because of the sound "z") is 100% Polish.
by Tomas
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

Also, am I the only one who didn't think Borat was that funny? I haven't bothered with the second one yet because the first one didn't do much for me. The bit was good for 90 minutes of material 15 years ago, and this is now his like 4th movie playing the trope. We started watching the new one and ...
by Tomas
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

Look like Mike Birbiglia (currently my No. 1 personal favorite comedian) will have a bunch of live stand-up comedy performances next week:
https://www.birbigs.com/
I can't go (too much work) - but if somebody goes for it - drop a few lines about whether he is still good.
by Tomas
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20
Replies: 4375
Views: 31732

OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20

How many millions changed hands in the last 48 hours on Betfair US President market? If you thought $90 freakin' million - you were right. As of now, total of $1.05 BILLION worth of contracts... (you can now buy almost $14 million "for Biden" contracts at 1.05 to 1) https://www.betfair.com/exchange/...
by Tomas
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 166441
Views: 5016187

Politics And Current Events

I don't know how anything works... ...that said, I'd assume that ex-military are more likely to pursue vocational programs or other adult skill learning things (like in the tech industry, perhaps) than you're ordinary high school or college grad (or intended grad)... Law school is a vocational prog...
by Tomas
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: Hockey Randomness
Replies: 13135
Views: 545141

Hockey Randomness

I know that some people here follow goalie prospects. This is a fresh interview with Lukas Dostal (who plays for Ilves Tampere). Apparently he is supposed to be the best young Czech goalie since Hasek... https://www.ilves.com/en/lukas-dostal-a-king-on-the-ice-a-person-like-you-and-me-outside-the-spo...
by Tomas
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20
Replies: 4375
Views: 31732

OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20

The fact that people will bet 40 more million dollars on a presidential election that's already over is nuts I noticed there has been quite an increase in trading over the last few days, even though Biden moved from ~1.1 to ~1.05. I am no big betting expert, but I can imagine that some people can s...
by Tomas
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20
Replies: 4375
Views: 31732

OFFICIAL GDT: ELECTION DAY/NIGHT -- BIDEN VS. TRUMP 11/3/20

In the next couple of days, Betfair will get over $1 BILLION contracts traded on the US President winner (currently at $960+ mil). In 2016, after more than doubling the 2012 numbers, the US President market was worth about $300 million, if I remember well, by the time of results certification. This ...
by Tomas
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Comedy and Humor
Replies: 556
Views: 31034

Comedy and Humor

If you like Mulaney, you may like this. It's something you typically don't see in late night show interviews:



The importance of the coat explained here:

by Tomas
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 166441
Views: 5016187

Politics And Current Events

Discourse, nice.
And you're to blame
You give PDT a bad name
The idea of civilized exchange of information is what you sell...
But all we get here is from the twittersphere
You are Combo Breaker! :lol: