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by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?
Replies: 71
Views: 1307

Re: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?

Xan wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:35 pm

vnatale wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:25 pm
But I STILL do not understand what it means!


Vinny, I think it's just the opposite of entropy.


Wouldn't that be paradoxical to entropy? Like trying to believe in both predestination and free will? If one believes in entropy then how can its opposite also exist?
by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 936
Views: 28070

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Capture.JPG Very interesting that MI, GA, WI, AZ, and NV all align with Trump states on the vaccine but somehow they went for Biden lol. The reality is all the states went for Trump including PA so Jim should probably fix his chart. Looks like someone's off his meds again LOL. Why do you believe th...
by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where are you with the vaccine?
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Where are you with the vaccine?

I do not believe a poll like like this has been yet run here?
by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 936
Views: 28070

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Capture.JPG Very interesting that MI, GA, WI, AZ, and NV all align with Trump states on the vaccine but somehow they went for Biden lol. The reality is all the states went for Trump including PA so Jim should probably fix his chart. Looks like someone's off his meds again LOL. Why do you believe th...
by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?
Replies: 71
Views: 1307

Re: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?

As a mechanical engineer who has studied thermodynamics I was ashamed that there may have been this property that I was not aware of and the first two posts should have been clear enough but because the typo wasn't fixed I assumed it wasn't a typo. Anyway, let's hope for an increase in enthalpy the...
by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are we turning into North Korea?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Are we turning into North Korea?

I'm posting this at Maddy's urging for people to post more things for thoughtful discussion. This article is on FoxNews ..... https://www.foxnews.com/us/north-korean-defector-ivy-league-nuts It's about a woman who escaped from North Korea, even having to cross the Gobi desert on the way. She someho...
by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?
Replies: 71
Views: 1307

Re: What is your prediction for the future of the forum?

vincent_c wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:10 am

To bring this thread back on track.

Was the original post referring to "Enthalpy" or does "Ehthalpy" have another definition I couldn't find?


Go back to page 1 and see my response and then the response to it...
by vnatale
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 936
Views: 28070

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

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by vnatale
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: If Hilter Were Alive in 2021...
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: If Hilter Were Alive in 2021...

Not sure what is driving your 'poll'. The Tea Party's core values were: Free markets Fiscal responsibility Constitutionally limited government The Republican Party was founded with the primary goal to abolish slavery; the Republican Party's commitment to freedom for all remains to this day. I don't...
by vnatale
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 50
Views: 2436

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

Vinny, I e-filed my 1040 on 3 May. I have not yet received my paper I-bonds. There are a lot of complaints on several threads over on bogleheads on the IRS lateness of returns. You may recall that the agency had similar problems attributable to lockdowns over the virus last year. The agency had to ...
by vnatale
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 50
Views: 2436

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

So now it's been a month since I paper filed my tax return with directing $5,000 to be used to purchase paper iBonds. Unlike last year I have not received a $5,000 refund check. However, I've not received anything stating that the iBonds have been purchased. What is the usual timeframe for submittin...
by vnatale
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1483
Views: 116248

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

I hope dualstow is staying safe and is having fun on his travels. How about you??!!! I just realized we'd not heard from you for quite a while! It will be four weeks this Friday. First Dualstow and now you! Two of the forum's stalwarts... hey guys What began as a real but brief trip has turned into...
by vnatale
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

I just gave you my best attempt. It's a lot more than four or five, though. There were a multiplicity of weighty reasons why the Allies won. Not one. Not four of five. Pretty big bait & switch on the whole premise of the thread, especially since you started out saying "no, that's not one of the fiv...
by vnatale
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

1. Population size 2. Lack of natural resources for the Axis 3. No clear victory objective for the Axis 4. Russian resolve that never broke 1. Not really addressed so far in the book. 2. By 1941 Japan had acquired territory with the natural resources and the Germans were so close to acquiring the n...
by vnatale
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

...I think I've read about four solid reasons why the Allies won WW II. ... At the end I'll reveal all the reasons listed in the book. I'm trying to memorize them all.. Vinny, you've presided over this thread like the Riddler, batting back everybody's guesses, and then when it comes time to reveal ...
by vnatale
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

Vinny, could you put the (IIRC) five reasons in bullet points for us? Yes, please. I have not yet finished the book. Hope to do so today. But if you read through the three or four reviews I've put here you can see others interpretations of what were the reasons. But going from memory from reading t...
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

This shorter review packs a lot in it... Vinny This is a book that gives you "The Big Picture" concerning how the Allies won WWII, but manages not to neglect "The Little Picture" either- no mean feat for a book that is only 330 pages long. The author doesn't have any one grand theme. He methodically...
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

Yet another comprehensive review... Vinny Richard Overy's answer to why the allies won WWII is history at its best, not just a loose collection of details in chronological order, but a solid facts based analysis designed to answer a question of value and importance. As someone who felt like I alread...
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

Another great review, explaining much of what is in the book.. Vinny Author Richard Overy provides excellent analysis and answers to the question posed by the title of his book, "Why the Allies Won." His central premise is that, unlike some who have looked at the contending sides in World War II in ...
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

Here is the last Amazon review on this book. It is an excellent, comprehensive review, covering much of what is detailed in the book. It surpasses anything I could attempt to communicate here. Vinny I read Richard Overy’s Why the Allies Won with little expectation of learning much that was new. Even...
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

I tend to think the amazing productivity of the American people in producing weapons of war must have been a major deciding factor even though you and the authors have already discounted it. Maybe Great Britain and Russia could still have won the war in the European theater without it but it's hard...
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

I tend to think the amazing productivity of the American people in producing weapons of war must have been a major deciding factor even though you and the authors have already discounted it. Maybe Great Britain and Russia could still have won the war in the European theater without it but it's hard...
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

1. Because the resolve of the British/ANZAC/US citizens was greater than that of German citizens - the willingness to suffer for a greater good than self. 2. U-234 was too late to the party. ;) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-234 3. That’s the way God wanted the outcome to be. 4....
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

1. Because the resolve of the British/ANZAC/US citizens was greater than that of German citizens - the willingness to suffer for a greater good than self. 2. U-234 was too late to the party. ;) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-234 3. That’s the way God wanted the outcome to be. 4....
by vnatale
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 54
Views: 622

Re: Why the Allies Won

A few days ago in discussing the cause(s) of the Civil War....Xan warned us about oversimplying when it comes to history. Also, a few days ago, I started reading this excellent book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-the-Allies-Won/dp/039331619X/ref=cm_wl_huc_item Why the Allies Won I think I am about 1/3...