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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Hugh Akston » 14 Feb 2019, 22:09

lunchstealer have you ever eaten at Jim's Burger Haven?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Highway » 14 Feb 2019, 22:40

lunchstealer wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 22:00
Yeah, that's dhex level writing and John the Melitary Laywer level wrong. Smashburger is pretty much on par with all the other fast-casual burger joints in terms of individual burger quality, and the addition of sweet potato fries, the local-option burger (which in Colorado is a green-chile-based burger and therefore the best option on the menu), and a cooler with some okay beer put it a cut above Five Guys in these parts.
Smashburger is ok, the local burger here is poo (they call it a "Chesapeake", it's a burger with tiger sauce. BFD). The sweet potato fries were not impressive when I had them. They don't have a license to sell beer in MD. The Triple Double is an ok burger, but I'm pretty much with Hugh in that it's a gigantic greasy mess, with a bun that's too small to protect you from the messiness.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by lunchstealer » 15 Feb 2019, 01:34

Hugh Akston wrote:
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lunchstealer have you ever eaten at Jim's Burger Haven?
I don't spend much time in Thornton or Westminster.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Jake » 15 Feb 2019, 13:52

Can someone who knows what tiger sauce is tell me what it's sorta like? I don't think I've ever encountered it.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Highway » 15 Feb 2019, 14:52

Jake wrote:Can someone who knows what tiger sauce is tell me what it's sorta like? I don't think I've ever encountered it.
Baltimore tiger sauce is like horseradish and mayonnaise, because that's exactly what it is.

Whatever it might be somewhere else, it's that abomination here.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by dhex » 16 Feb 2019, 13:25

I've never seen tiger sauce out here. It's old bay or nothing.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 16 Feb 2019, 14:42

I thought tiger sauce was an Asian hot sauce?

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by dhex » 16 Feb 2019, 15:10

That's tiger style, and it belongs to the wu tang.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Highway » 16 Feb 2019, 15:14

Baltimore tiger sauce is usually a thing at pit beef stands and restaurants
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Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 16 Feb 2019, 15:35

dhex wrote:That's tiger style, and it belongs to the wu tang.
Oh right right. Easy mistake.

See also Tiger Balm (Bomb?)

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 16 Feb 2019, 15:37

Tryme Original Tiger Sauce (10Oz ) 1 Bottle

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Highway » 16 Feb 2019, 16:47

JasonL wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 15:37
Tryme Original Tiger Sauce (10Oz ) 1 Bottle
That's why I keep saying Baltimore tiger sauce. But I don't eat the stuff, even when I have a pit beef sandwich.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Warren » 16 Feb 2019, 17:40

Round these parts it's: Mayo, Horseradish, Ketchup, and whatever the house seasonings are.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 17 Feb 2019, 15:16

The question isn't how many people in the U.S. have a college degree but what percentage of that population has anything even approaching a university level education.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 17 Feb 2019, 15:38

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
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The question isn't how many people in the U.S. have a college degree but what percentage of that population has anything even approaching a university level education.
All of them, by definition. At least, by the definition in the RightThink Dictionary.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Ellie » 04 Mar 2019, 12:09

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 11 Mar 2019, 18:40

My favorite random statistic that I re-ran across. Among players that have made it to the NBA, there are no statistical benefits associated with height.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Hugh Akston » 11 Mar 2019, 19:42

Mo wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 18:40
My favorite random statistic that I re-ran across. Among players that have made it to the NBA, there are no statistical benefits associated with height.
Yeah, but what is the distribution of heights among NBA players? I'm betting it skews tall.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 11 Mar 2019, 19:52

That's what makes it a useful stat to discuss statistical concepts. Aside from the NBA skewing tall, there is going to be a lot more competition in the 5'10" to 6'2" range. So the shorter NBA players are going to be really, really good basketball players. It's a very useful example to use to discuss selection biases and also how you can't look at what is valuable about a subpopulation and think that it applies to the population as a whole who are entering that subpopulation. This example came up in a discussion about how GRE scores don't predict performance of graduate students, ignoring that those grad students already were selected with GRE as part of that selection criteria.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 12 Mar 2019, 01:25

It's partly a matter of range restriction on the independent variable (height) and partly about range restriction on the dependent variable (performance). Anybody who's too short to play well won't be in the NBA, and those who are shorter than the NBA median have a host of other attributes that contribute to performance.

Strangely enough, one of the most intuitive illustrations that I've ever seen is the figure in Freddie deBoer's post on the topic: https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/07/24/re ... t-matters/

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 03 May 2019, 16:47

I had a meeting in College Park, MD today. Flying out of DCA now and there are a bunch of kids with MAGA hats. They should sue whatever adults decided that the whole group should wear these hats.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 03 May 2019, 18:47

thoreau wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 01:25
It's partly a matter of range restriction on the independent variable (height) and partly about range restriction on the independent variable (performance). Anybody who's too short to play well won't be in the NBA, and those who are shorter than the NBA median have a host of other attributes that contribute to performance.

Strangely enough, one of the most intuitive illustrations that I've ever seen is the figure in Freddie deBoer's post on the topic: https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/07/24/re ... t-matters/
Isn't one of those supposed to be a dependent variable?

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 03 May 2019, 19:34

My bad. I fixed it.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 03 May 2019, 19:45

thoreau wrote:
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My bad. I fixed it.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 03 May 2019, 19:50

thoreau wrote:
03 May 2019, 16:47
I had a meeting in College Park, MD today. Flying out of DCA now and there are a bunch of kids with MAGA hats. They should sue whatever adults decided that the whole group should wear these hats.
If they're ugly male virgin "incel" types, they're probably the new batch of White House interns and if they're hot-in-a-cheap-sort-of-way females drinking lots and lots of water they're the president's weekend guests.

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