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by Mark Leavy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 89512

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Only 3 more months until the coronavirus restrictions are all lifted.
by Mark Leavy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 48
Views: 1219

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:38 pm
That stuff sounds too nice for me to have played with. Ravens and preds only for this guy.
Those were beautiful birds. We did a couple of test mounts on their hard points, but it was never practical.
by Mark Leavy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 48
Views: 1219

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Do you operate black sites? Ahh fuck it, it sounds good either way.
Not anymore. Sold in 2015. We had about 2 dozen guys in the sandbox at any one time. Air and ground.

Funny, I just noticed that my last non-compete fell off earlier this year. I do like to compete :)
by Mark Leavy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Who still supports BLM after this?
Replies: 48
Views: 1219

Re: Who still supports BLM after this?

I'm rethinking all of my Q3 business plans. Since companies will obviously need their own security forces going forward, it seems redundant to also hire employees. I'm going to put the old gang back together. I think my newly formed security corp would love to form raiding parties on their slow days...
by Mark Leavy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 261
Views: 10414

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

I think tax returns for important national office is entirely legit and a good thing. I also think it should be extended to all House and Senate Committee members or at least the committee chairs. Even if there is nothing technically illegal, I think exposure to potential conflicts of interest is i...
by Mark Leavy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A place to talk about random things....
Replies: 111
Views: 9158

Re: A place to talk about random things....

Speaking of food, I was looking for info on acid/alkaline diets and I found a helpful 2013 post from Gumby. So, it’s all bullsht, right? Urine might be extra acidic after a steak, but homeostasis keeps the blood pH shipshape? ( just made an eye of round roast, and kombucha is a very low pH drink th...
by Mark Leavy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 187
Views: 6579

Re: Would you wear a mask?

It’s funny you posted that. My roofer did some work and took off abruptly for the next job. I was telling someone, “I didn’t even get a chance to thank that masked man” O0
I do like your humour. You're a sick man, dualstow.
Mark
by Mark Leavy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A place to talk about random things....
Replies: 111
Views: 9158

Re: A place to talk about random things....

I drove through Vermont last week. You have to lock your car doors and sunroof or you will come back to find your seats filled with zucchini.
by Mark Leavy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A place to talk about random things....
Replies: 111
Views: 9158

Re: A place to talk about random things....

I stopped in Chapel Hill, NC this evening. For the weekend. UNC Chapel Hill is the center of the universe for computer vision. I've worked with these folks for decades, but have never been here before. What a beautiful town. I didn't realize it, but classes are starting back up on Monday - so the to...
by Mark Leavy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 261
Views: 10414

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

It seriously bogles my mind that most people don't realize : A) Tax returns don't tell you anything about net worth. B) Rich people don't do their own taxes. They are filed by highly reputable firms. C) Accountants are paid to find every legal loophole they can find, questionable or not. That is wha...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2930
Views: 614395

Re: The GOLD scream room

technovelist wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Sorry boss, we'll try to do better tomorrow!
That's what I wanted to hear.
You're in charge of the floor, Tech.
by Mark Leavy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Maximum Bond Upside
Replies: 266
Views: 73277

Re: Maximum Bond Upside

Apropos of nothing, I have this weird disconnect with zero or negative interest rates. A lifetime of math so I don't see "zero" as anything special. It is just one point on a number line continuum. I started out at a very young age designing motor controllers for elevators, and zero velocity was jus...