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by Mark Leavy
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 217
Views: 26283

Re: Would you wear a mask?

Why do you say that? Well, you’re a smart man. And a chemist. And a hard scientist. So I suspect that you know it was a bit in jest. But only semi-jest. In very crude terms you shouldn’t give a damn what the unvaccinated do if you are vaccinated. But you do. Thus…. the vaccine isn’t all that and a ...
by Mark Leavy
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Would you wear a mask?
Replies: 217
Views: 26283

Re: Would you wear a mask?

Mountaineer wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:09 pm

More evidence that many only care about themselves. Whatever happened to people who care about others?
Fucking vaccine denier.
by Mark Leavy
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5342
Views: 488025

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

What tests do you get done, and which lab do you get it done by? I ordered these, online at Quest Hemoglobin A1c Cholesterol Panel COVID-19 Antibody Test Vitamin D Testosterone (Male) $330 Pay on line. Drop in to a local phlebotomist for the blood draw. In and out in 10 minutes. Results by email in...
by Mark Leavy
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5342
Views: 488025

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So, it turns out that the immune system can actually do it's job in a pinch. I had some blood drawn yesterday (results arrived in my email today) and not only do I have horrible cholesterol and good Vitamin D and average testosterone and reasonably good A1c, but also I am over the charts on Covid a...
by Mark Leavy
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5342
Views: 488025

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So, it turns out that the immune system can actually do it's job in a pinch. I had some blood drawn yesterday (results arrived in my email today) and not only do I have horrible cholesterol and good Vitamin D and average testosterone and reasonably good A1c, but also I am over the charts on Covid an...
by Mark Leavy
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Poll
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Poll

If you find this sort of thing "fun," maybe it's you who should go. You're right, went a step too far and I apologize. I'm fine with this entire post being deleted. But, that doesn't change the fact that mathjak has a tendency to derail what little thoughtful discussion remains on this forum. It's ...
by Mark Leavy
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4362
Views: 857444

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Even the Christians (Protestant/Catholic) and the Muslims (Sunni/Shia) can't agree on what's what, so how do you expect the rest of the religions to concur? If you follow the logic, it's Mexican Catholic all the way. https://www.gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5424&p=131896&hilit=...
by Mark Leavy
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3296
Views: 918702

Re: The GOLD scream room

buddtholomew wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:27 pm
I won’t bitch about it anymore now.
You're such a liar :) Hilarious.
by Mark Leavy
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth
Replies: 98
Views: 2224

Re: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth

Adam Smith 1776,
Unfortunately I can't easily drive to Vancouver these days. As someone hinted at earlier, some conversations are better held in person. I, very sincerely, wish you all the best.

Mark
by Mark Leavy
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Anniversary?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Anniversary?

Mountaineer wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:14 pm
58 years. I remember exactly where I was when I heard.
Were you on a grassy knoll?
by Mark Leavy
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth
Replies: 98
Views: 2224

Re: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth

I'm not trying to help. I'm calling it as I see it.
by Mark Leavy
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth
Replies: 98
Views: 2224

Re: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth

I’ve reevaluated. I’m not getting it removed. I quite like it. Nothing wrong with Euler's Identity. It is a fine formula. But getting it tattooed on your wrist is a bit fucked up. Think about that. I'm not a psychoanalyst but I play one on the internet. I would normally just recommend that you leav...
by Mark Leavy
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth
Replies: 98
Views: 2224

Re: Still Here... By The Skin Of My Teeth

You're in a complex phase.
Break the Identity. There is a region beyond the circle.

Or get drunk and Euler.
by Mark Leavy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Do you insure your Gold?
Replies: 47
Views: 32887

Re: Do you insure your Gold?

The best insurance is diversity in physical storage.

Multiple small town local bank safe deposit boxes, some wine vaults, some garages, some holes in the Navajo Nation.
by Mark Leavy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5342
Views: 488025

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Covid seems to be a clear and present danger. Statistics show that it is likely to recur annually - with ever increasing morbidity. Top Men! suggest that the surest way to cure this scourge is via voluntary sterilization of the at risk population. Ask yourself "Do I fear death from Covid?" "Are the ...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: For those using the PP or GB in retirement
Replies: 41
Views: 3449

Re: For those using the PP or GB in retirement

Xan wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:09 am
Can anybody read that or is it paywalled?
It is paywalled.

Here's a link to the text.

The trick is to take the WSJ url, run it through an URL shortener, and then extract the text via outline.
by Mark Leavy
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5342
Views: 488025

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Am I wrong to be irked by this? If it was just one person I could write it off but I see so many of them every day! I have a few different emotions when I see the solitary bemasked: Let people do what they want. True believers of any type are the least likely to let me live my life the way I want -...
by Mark Leavy
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 5342
Views: 488025

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Does anyone here know someone with “long COVID”? This French study published in JAMA suggests that most of the people that have "long COVID" symptoms never really had COVID, and of the people that actually did contract COVID, most only report loss of smell as a long term after affect. Findings In t...
by Mark Leavy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater
Replies: 33
Views: 4625

Re: Sucks to Be An I-Bond Hater

jhogue wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:38 am
But seriously, the real question is what would they buy for guaranteed fixed income and inflation protection instead?
I think you nailed it, right there, jhogue.
Neither of those two things are part of my investment goals at all.
As such, I don't hate I-bonds. I don't think about them.
by Mark Leavy
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Correlation coefficient finding software or website?
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Correlation coefficient finding software or website?

This is a standard linear programming problem. If you already have all of the data in an excel spreadsheet, you can use the excel solver add in to find an answer . If you've never used solver before, it is worth practicing with it on some smaller optimization problems before setting up your problem ...
by Mark Leavy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rocket Stoves
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Rocket Stoves

Maddy wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:15 am
I use one for outdoor water bath canning. It's made of 16 fire bricks and a grate from an old gas stove.
That sounds awesome.
by Mark Leavy
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rocket Stoves
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Rocket Stoves

A rocket stove is a measurable improvement over a Franklin stove. It is a good design. Welcome to the 19th century. You do know that all 'energy to heat' mechanisms are 100% efficient, I assume? (Physics 101) Just make sure the heat goes where you want it to. The great thing about rocket stoves is t...
by Mark Leavy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial
Replies: 129
Views: 174764

Re: Treasury Bond Buying Tutorial

STILL doing my research and wanting as many questions answered prior to implementing... I received these quotes from my bank... "Extra small 3”x5”24” (3” high, 5” wide and 24” long) with an annual box rental fee of $30 Small 3”x10”24” (3” high, 10” wide and 24” long) with an annual box rental fee o...
by Mark Leavy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Now on C-Span
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Now on C-Span

The Amish share a glass of wine with communion (twice a year). The glass is passed through the whole congregation. A sip taken by all - from the same glass. They weren't about to change their customs because of some damn English decree. Soon after Covid started, pretty much all of the Amish caught i...