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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2015, 10:23 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 08:35:
He was predicting specific dates well in advance of them and has nailed them all. There's no con here. He's just tapped into a model that by tracking global financial data has led to hyper accurate predictions of what the market is going to do.
Okay, exactly why isn't he a multi-billionaire if this is true?

If the movie ever makes it Showtime/HBO/whatever -- I'll try to steel myself and watch it. But I suspect it will be like watching a magic act, lots of flash not a lot of substance. Just because I don't know how a magician does his trick/illusion doesn't mean I believe in magic. I suspect that's how I'll feel after watching this -- possibly entertaining, but nothing having to do with the real world.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2015, 22:50 Mr. Tact
 
I watched the 10 minute trailer and saw nothing but anecdotal evidence. Stories of he said this and he said that. My explanation is he is a con man and a felon.

Predicting a failure of sovereign debt isn't much of a prediction. Plenty of people are predicting that. The problem is even in the standard world of economics Nobel Prize winning economists will argue completely opposite sides of an economic theory. I have seen debate by economists on this very subject, and frankly it left me baffled.

If he has specific future predictions, I'll be glad to hear them -- and then watch them pass unfulfilled.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2015, 20:06 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 19:56:
Haven't watched it yet, but a lot of natural phenomena are based on predictable mathematical formulas, like Fibonacci.
Yes, I'm quite sure you could predict the stock market by analyzing the digits of Pi. I suggest you immediately invest your life savings in the stock market using this strategy. Rolleyes
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2015, 17:12 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 16:28:
The Forecaster

This film is a must see. In the next few weeks we'll see if another one of his prediction models come to pass - which he forecasted in in 1998 - The Sovereign Debt Big Bang. One of the most mesmerizing docs I've ever seen.
I was sort of interested, until I saw his predictions are based on Pi. Uh, yeah -- sure. Next!
 
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4. Re: Sweden tests the six hour work day Sep 20, 2015, 12:25 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, I'll have to do the math and see how that compares to the previous best work setup I know of. A buddy of mine in the early 1990s worked for MCI on a 2pm to midnight shift -- 4 days on, 4 days off.  
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25. Re: Football = Brain Disease Sep 20, 2015, 11:11 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 23:15:
What good is all those million$ if your just scrambling your brain.
87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive.
In total, the lab has found CTE in the brain tissue in 131 out of 165 individuals who, before their deaths, played football either professionally, semi-professionally, in college or in high school
Yeah, I don't see how it can't be the death knell of the game as we know it. It will take time, maybe even longer than I will live, but eventually "current" football will look as crazy as NHL goalies without masks.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2015, 22:42 Mr. Tact
 
Well, the reason Arthur Petrelli was on a ventilator was because Angela poisoned him. So, I don't think an attempt on her life would have caused him great grief. And even if he wants to kill Adam, keeping him around seems pretty low risk given his only power is his healing -- compared to say Sylar or Peter. And even if he does want to kill him, just absorb his power. You become very hard to kill, and it becomes easy to kill him. But, repeating myself, as I suspected logic has no place here...  
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13. Re: Heroes Sep 19, 2015, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 20:48:
Trying to find any kind of logic in the latter seasons of Heroes is completely, utterly pointless, as there isn't any.
I suspected that might be the answer, I was hoping there were explanations in the written matter (comics) that didn't appear in the show. As I intended to imply, I knew it was silly to try to think about it logically...
 
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10. Re: Heroes Sep 19, 2015, 19:19 Mr. Tact
 
Random question.

In preparation for "Heroes Reborn", I've been re-watching "Heroes" -- in episode 6 of season 3, Arthur Petrelli absorbs/consumes Adam Monroe. It's not clear but it looks like he "absorbs" his life energy, which in turn regenerates him allowing him to get off the respirator he is on. Please excuse my use of logic, but is there a known reason why...

1) Why not just get some of Adam's blood for an IV and keep him around for future use?

2) Why not absorb someone prior to then and use their energy to regenerate?

3) Why since he can take others' powers, as he does later to Peter, just take Adam's power -- and if he wants, then kill him?
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2015, 11:34 Mr. Tact
 
Well, I had KC in our pick'em league last night -- but I don't feel too bad since I had Peyton in my fantasy league despite his week 1 performance. So, I came out even overall....  
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15. Re: New EverQuest Expansion Next Month Sep 18, 2015, 00:42 Mr. Tact
 
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 13:22:
Man, I really don't see WoW dropping below a million subs for at least more 10 years. They're still at 4-5 million and will get a boost with each new xpak. The graphics and art style have held up really well. WoW servers will probably still be running 20 years from now.
It will be interesting to watch and see how long it lasts. It's already 11 years old, another 9 doesn't seem out of line for sure, another 20? I guess we'll see...
 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2015, 23:10 Mr. Tact
 
Gotta go with RedEye9 on this one. You can eat "healthy" without having to resort to being a vegetarian. And in the end, we are all going to die. So, I'd prefer to have a nice steak every now and then.  
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2015, 22:38 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2015, 22:22:
Now that marijuana is becoming more mainstream, especially medical, these kinds of studies will be taking off.
Not as long as it's a schedule I drug it won't. If we can some manage to convince them to reduce the level, then yes -- a lot more studies will happen. Opium, Oxycodeon, Morphine, and Cocaine are all schedule II.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2015, 16:49 Mr. Tact
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Sep 16, 2015, 14:21:
Time for me to move on to a place where commenters actually use their brains.
A, B, Cya!
 
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50. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2015, 19:47 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 17:35:
It's funny, the premise of this movie was so ridiculous that I thought I would hate it. But somehow they made it work, and I ended up really enjoying it. If you're a sci fi fan, it's required viewing.
We'll have to agree to disagree on that -- Snowpiercer was every bit as bad as I thought it would be. I suggest a pass.

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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2015, 16:50 Mr. Tact
 
So, I assume no one living in San Francisco is allowed to call Los Angeles "LA" then? Or abbreviate any city for that matter? Wiseguy  
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 22:30 Mr. Tact
 
And frankly if I had to guess whether visiting aliens were going to be Star Trek like Federation goody two-shoes or Battlefield Earth like genocide drone launching aliens -- I'm thinking we can't get that lucky... But hey, I always have been a pessimist...  
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 22:20 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 19:48:
2. Any race that's achieved some type of FTL drive, will have long removed destructive genetic traits, and unlike humanity's discovery of new worlds, wouldn't immediately conquer and exploit them (video games and movies notwithstanding).
Your thoughts on this matter have as much basis in fact as the people writing those games and movies. The truth is we have no idea. However, if they aren't politically correct galactic citizens -- there won't be much we can do about it. Therefore it seems to me a unwarranted risk to attempt to draw attention while we are still "galactic infants".
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 14:47 Mr. Tact
 
Contacting aliens always seemed like a bad idea to me. At least prior to us becoming an interstellar race -- assuming that's possible. An intelligence capable of overcoming the problems/issues with interstellar travel is likely comparatively more advanced compared to us, than we are to our close relatives the chimpanzees.  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 10:52 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah watched most of the Rams game, very good game. Pete Carroll with the surprise/odd coaching decision to try the on-sides kick for the opening of overtime. Ultimately it was the Rams D that decided it, but still an odd choice.  
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