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Forum: Other Talk
06-18-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,849
Posted By BigPete

Re: The portal question - Finally answered by a physicist

You must be new here. Go look up the Monty Hall thread, read that discussion, and then see if you want to adjust your expectations.
Forum: Other Talk
06-08-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5,250
Views: 453,233
Posted By BigPete

Re: XLIII Random Pic Thread, The Knights Who Say "Ni!" edition.

PEMDAS ... if followed strictly, you would multiply before you divide
Forum: Movie Talk
05-01-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 50,848
Posted By BigPete

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (D: JAMES GUNN!!!!)

I was going to complain about Efron’s height - he’d need the Hagrid treatment to fit in on screen with Bautista and Pratt. Depending on Marvel’s willingness to tease short folks, that could be...
03-29-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 761,074
Posted By BigPete

Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 3

It’s funny you mention Saddam. With the release of thie Mueller report, I couldn’t help but think back to Iraq’s behavior around WMDs and the way their posturing, obstructionism, and lack of...
02-01-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17,047
Views: 1,234,487
Posted By BigPete

Re: The Random Political Cartoon Thread

I would have said he had a heart attack digging out the snow so he could come out of his hole.
Forum: Other Talk
01-19-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,250
Views: 453,233
Posted By BigPete

Re: XLIII Random Pic Thread, The Knights Who Say "Ni!" edition.

https://i.ibb.co/4szQnb7/2-EB7-BFE3-D64-D-47-FB-B1-D3-89045-B806-DC0.jpg
10-05-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25,280
Views: 1,309,430
Posted By BigPete

Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

Alternatively, put the electoral college back to what it once was and not the farce that it has become.
09-30-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25,280
Views: 1,309,430
Posted By BigPete

Re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

Median is a thing (statistical term) - and usually the right thing in circumstances like this. For populations with relatively small quantities of extremely large outliers and non-uniform...
Forum: Other Talk
09-08-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By BigPete

Re: USPS(not receiving all mail)?

I’d be worried that someone else claimed your address and is on the lookout for interesting mail. You may want to follow up on that.
09-02-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 840,798
Posted By BigPete

Re: The Random Political Memes Thread

“Thus we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it.”

― Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Forum: Other Talk
04-11-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,250
Views: 453,233
Posted By BigPete

Re: XLIII Random Pic Thread, The Knights Who Say "Ni!" edition.

Looks like a lot of smudging under her chin and over the shoulder. The lighting on her left arm doesn’t seem to match the lighting on the face. I also have trouble reconciling the texture of the...
Forum: Other Talk
04-10-18, 10:34 PM
Forum: Other Talk
03-07-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,405
Posted By BigPete

Re: I think too much: probability puzzle

Sorry, you’re completely wrong. You are mixing units of measure. You can either compare matched/unmatched or actual combinations of colors. You can not compared the separate sets of individual...
Forum: Other Talk
03-07-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,405
Posted By BigPete

Re: I think too much: probability puzzle

White/black is a different outcome than black/white. If you are going to enumerate the possibilities, you actually need to make sure they are all accounted for.

Black/black = 1/2*11/23...
03-03-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25,280
Views: 1,309,430
Posted By BigPete

re: Official Trump Presidency Thread, Part 2

Ha! Trump played no role in release of UCLA players from China. They were already free and scheduled to come home before he ever lifted a finger.
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Forum: Other Talk
02-27-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 116,654
Posted By BigPete

Forum: Other Talk
02-26-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,104
Posted By BigPete

Re: Understanding your Credit Report and Credit Score

You can be 820+ without car and/or mortgage and/or student loans. In my experience, just have a lot of available credit ($100k+) and monthly usage below 5%. Interestingly, even if you pay your bill...
Forum: Other Talk
02-07-18, 07:15 PM
01-09-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17,047
Views: 1,234,487
Posted By BigPete

Re: The Random Political Cartoon Thread

What do you expect- he steals them from his hotels.
Forum: Tech Talk
01-06-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,739
Posted By BigPete

Re: Archiving CD Collection?

Picard by Musicbrainz (https://picard.musicbrainz.org) is a great free music auto-tagging application. It works intelligently based on the album rather than the song and makes it easy to control...
Forum: Other Talk
01-02-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By BigPete

Re: Grocery Delivery Services?

I did Amazon fresh once. Two days later, I got an email cancelling the service in my area. Not sure if the events were correlated.
Forum: Movie Talk
12-26-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4,059
Views: 195,118
Posted By BigPete

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (R. Johnson, 2017) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Definitely no complaints with the appearance, they got that one right by me.
Forum: Movie Talk
12-26-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4,059
Views: 195,118
Posted By BigPete

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (R. Johnson, 2017) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Just got back from seeing it with the wife. When I booked the tickets on Sat, the theater was practically sold out for the next 7 days. At least it’s a reserved seating joint, so even at capacity...
Forum: Other Talk
12-22-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,939
Posted By BigPete

Re: Do you regret spending money on your movie collection?

I regret about 60% of it all the time. The other 40% sometimes.
Forum: Other Talk
12-03-17, 06:40 PM
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