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by Xan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 302
Views: 17329

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I think Moda is saying that the phenomenon of people blaming things outside their control for things going wrong in their lives is not unique to one side of the proverbial aisle. As far as how prevalent it is one place versus another, I don't know. Can anybody come up with something approaching hard...
by Xan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: KeyBank Bans Gold Bullion from “Safe” Deposit Boxes
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: KeyBank Bans Gold Bullion from “Safe” Deposit Boxes

If I store it at home, I’ll get shot. I feel better keeping it at the bank. Agreed. There was a home burglary in my neighborhood a few weeks ago, and the owner was home at the time (midday). The burglar severely beat the man and escaped with a safe. The man died later in the hospital. Although I do...
by Xan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 302
Views: 17329

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

There was a forum transition (the one before last, I think?) in which the avatars were all lost. It's easy for me to think that wouldn't have happened on my watch, but I don't know the issues that were involved. Maddy's cabin and Moda's Matthew Lesko are together in the ether somewhere. Maddy, I do ...
by Xan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?

I would protest that I'm not, but of course that's just what a bot would say.
by Xan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?

Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Xan is the man! Great job of sniffing out the bot. O0
Hah, thanks. We should have known after this strange response to you:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9001&p=160978#p160978
by Xan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?

Marlb10 has been banned. Unlike most such bot bans, I left its posts on the forum. It actually sparked some interesting conversation on a number of occasions, including this one! It's a testament to the posters here that we can turn spam gibberish into something useful. It started the weight loss th...
by Xan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?

He ostensibly posted a time-sensitive question more than 24 hours ago, but hasn't been back since. At the end of the day I'll conclude he's a bot.
by Xan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?

dualstow wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 pm
😂 Poor marlb10 O0
Well, I know the answer to Q#1, but I’ll let him take the test...
We know what it should be, but let's see. I think he's a bot.
by Xan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: BYND
Replies: 72
Views: 1344

Re: BYND

body fat change is a derivative of whether or not there is a net surplus or deficit of calories. You're begging the question again. Is body fat change a DERIVATIVE of there being a surplus of calories, or is there a surplus of calories (which then get burned during daily activity) depending whether...
by Xan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: BYND
Replies: 72
Views: 1344

Re: BYND

pmward, I respectfully disagree. Calories are not equal. But that's fine. My study is myself and how my body does better when it has less carbs. I assume the studies you are reading don't have conflicts of interest. So many do. A calorie is 4.184 joules of energy. Whether that calorie is from fat o...
by Xan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: BYND
Replies: 72
Views: 1344

Re: BYND

The law of thermodynamics cannot be manipulated, at the end of the day the only thing that matters is energy in vs energy out (i.e. calories and exercise). I don't think you can say for sure you know the directionality there. Take for example your body temperature: do you have to carefully regulate...
by Xan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: How do you watch Cricket world cup online?

Marlb10, could you convince me that you're not a subtle and sophisticated spambot? No offense (if you're not a bot), but your posts all have a very "with it but not with it" quality that have a sort of Eliza-esque feel. And you post things that are way off topic including links to quasi-illegitimate...