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by JasonL
Today, 08:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 448
Views: 18024

Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

Yoga music and yoga voice are the reasons I don’t take yoga classes.

And yoga woo. Can’t we just say we are strength stretching? No? Karma up in the yoni? ok then.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 19:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

I found that claim questionable myself, but I don’t know what they saw. It is not a pervasive feature of the rural south or even Appalachia
by JasonL
Yesterday, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

I’d be fine with “the persistence of regional poverty in developed countries may surprise some Here is what it looks like in several places - Alabama, rural Spain and Italy, France, the UK etc. Here are factors in each place including government efforts.”
by JasonL
Yesterday, 17:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Inequality

Overall I do not dispute that Alabama is shitty. Obviously so. The harder thing is to digest the intra country variances in standard of living - which are quite large in developed countries. Rural shitholes are shockingly not what you might expect in many countries. I’m more familiar with Appalachia...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

Comparing everyone’s shittiest zip codes to
Sri Lanka strikes me as fair. That’s not usually how these things go tho. There’s this thing where we are asked to imagine all of Spain being Barcelona
by JasonL
Yesterday, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8397
Views: 231848

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Haha I have that exact same thing. 3 months running
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 418
Views: 17568

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

It’s really bad in that ep.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 418
Views: 17568

Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

My wife - the only person who gushes more than Kmele over her newfound love John McWhorter.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

Also untrue.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

They can criticize. They can’t say this doesn’t happen in developed Europe because that’s a lie. The difference is the implication for policy. It’s like when the UN ranks healthcare and puts Cuba ahead of the US. That’s retarded. When UN ease of doing business rankings strip “worker rights” from mea...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

The kind you see all over the place in Spain for example when you say “this doesn’t happen in the developed world.” It can be bad but unrelated to things we should adopt for total wellbeing in Spain and Italy.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Inequality

What are you reading as confirmation that rural Spain is anything like the first world? But yes you can be appalled. It’s just that if they are go by to say no first world countries look like this, that’s a lie and engineered to make some kinds of poverty look not so bad.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 16:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

If "exists" is the criteria, they are downplaying things that happen in the eurozone. Spain and Italy tend to get a pass on all this stuff for some reason.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30266

Re: Private Money!

I don't like things where I can't find a value story I like, but this is all very new. So, for example, if the argument is the value of btc is related to skepticism of USD as reserve currency, you'd think you'd see the TIPS spread get all wacky anticipating large inflation as a corollary. You don't ...
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

Take the UN thing with a grain of sand or ten. They like to use poverty defined as half of within country median. So for example, PPP adjusted median French household income is like $30,300. Their poverty line is, under this measure, household $15,182. The US median is like $43,500, for a poverty li...
by JasonL
11 Dec 2017, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30266

Re: Private Money!

Interview with my company's tech lab which was experimenting with blockchain and bitcoin very early ETA and many others as I listen to this. Decent high level overview.

http://www.wsj.com/podcasts/in-bitcoin- ... DCC43.html
by JasonL
08 Dec 2017, 11:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30266

Re: Private Money!

Yeah it's kind of half a market and the broad perception is the upward volatility is driven by fear of missing out - the price is going up because the price is going up. You could see someone or some institution take a huge short position that might have people asking themselves some questions and i...
by JasonL
08 Dec 2017, 10:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30266

Re: Private Money!

Monday will be the first day anyone can take short positions with option trading on a few real platforms. That will be interesting. There are still a lot of stay away platforms and some that won't let you go short even if they allow options otherwise. I've heard some of those platforms will be looki...
by JasonL
08 Dec 2017, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 68
Views: 1479

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

That was in Silicon Valley season 1. "Everyone here above a 6 is one of the models ..."
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 22:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: tio's neato nature thread
Replies: 1062
Views: 44486

Re: tio's neato nature thread

That’s horrifying.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 21:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29631

Infrastructure

Eh. You don’t want surplus either. Not the kind that means no traffic anywhere. Congestion pricing is exactly the right answer for all parties. See also water pricing in CA.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 21:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29631

Re: Infrastructure

I mean, the pricing should keep the hov lane full and moving which is as good as having another lane. If having a lane open helps, this helps.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29631

Re: Infrastructure

Are the rank and file better off or worse off
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 372
Views: 5384

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Team Falcon 4 Ever