Register | Sign In


Understanding through Discussion


EvC Forum active members: 56 (9170 total)
1 online now:
Newest Member: Neptune7
Post Volume: Total: 917,367 Year: 4,624/9,624 Month: 399/1,096 Week: 104/119 Day: 0/4 Hour: 0/0


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Quick Questions, Short Answers - No Debate
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 72 of 653 (455111)
02-10-2008 2:39 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by AdminPD
11-11-2007 9:53 AM


IIRC?
What does IIRC mean as used on this forum?
Thanks much in advance.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by AdminPD, posted 11-11-2007 9:53 AM AdminPD has not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 73 by Chiroptera, posted 02-10-2008 2:59 PM AZPaul3 has replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 74 of 653 (455118)
02-10-2008 3:19 PM
Reply to: Message 73 by Chiroptera
02-10-2008 2:59 PM


Re: IIRC?
Thank you.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 73 by Chiroptera, posted 02-10-2008 2:59 PM Chiroptera has not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 190 of 653 (633773)
09-16-2011 11:26 AM
Reply to: Message 188 by Dogmafood
09-16-2011 8:07 AM


Re: Red on blue
Does anyone know why that happens? It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.
Let me turn these around:
quote:
It seems to me that there is good contrast between the two colours but it looks fuzzy to me.
Does anyone know why that happens?
Now I can answer.
Yes, I do know why this happens. Your eyes are getting old, Dogmafood! It is time for tri-focals, ol' chap.
I know because with my old, tired eyes everything looks fuzzy. My glasses make it all ok. Red on blue is not the greatest contrast on the color wheel but to my technology enhanced vision it looks passably fine.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 188 by Dogmafood, posted 09-16-2011 8:07 AM Dogmafood has seen this message but not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 309 of 653 (687367)
01-09-2013 9:30 PM
Reply to: Message 307 by Dogmafood
01-08-2013 7:53 PM


Re: Polling Feature
Would it be difficult to add an active polling feature here?
If I don't have to do the work, yah, no problem.
Does anyone else think that it would be useful?
Actually, as a feature to Percy's eventual commercial product, that really is not a bad idea.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 307 by Dogmafood, posted 01-08-2013 7:53 PM Dogmafood has seen this message but not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 310 by Admin, posted 01-10-2013 4:43 AM AZPaul3 has seen this message but not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 312 of 653 (702431)
07-05-2013 7:36 PM


Search
How do I get to the other pages of search results? I see the first page of results but no "Next" or a block of page numbers or like that?

Replies to this message:
 Message 313 by Admin, posted 07-06-2013 7:21 AM AZPaul3 has seen this message but not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


(1)
Message 356 of 653 (773745)
12-08-2015 1:24 PM
Reply to: Message 355 by YellowJay
12-08-2015 10:41 AM


Re: Is the future inevitable?
We live in a probabilistic universe not a deterministic one. The answer to your question is a definite maybe for the sporting event and probably not for events further from that starting point.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 355 by YellowJay, posted 12-08-2015 10:41 AM YellowJay has not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


(1)
Message 367 of 653 (781967)
04-12-2016 8:47 PM
Reply to: Message 364 by coffee_addict
04-12-2016 3:33 PM


Re: FYI, I've shamelessly stolen EvC technology
To do absolutely nothing.
But does it work? Does it, in fact, do absolutely nothing every time it is hit?
Percy is quite good at this programming stuff. Just look around to see how awesome he is. I keep testing the "Do Nothing Button" to make sure he hasn't slipped up somewhere and, sure enough, on this site, the "Do Nothing Button" does exactly that.
Can you claim the same competence and expertise?
Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 364 by coffee_addict, posted 04-12-2016 3:33 PM coffee_addict has not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 368 by Blue Jay, posted 04-13-2016 9:59 AM AZPaul3 has replied
 Message 369 by New Cat's Eye, posted 04-13-2016 11:35 AM AZPaul3 has seen this message but not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 377 of 653 (782028)
04-13-2016 9:33 PM
Reply to: Message 368 by Blue Jay
04-13-2016 9:59 AM


Re: FYI, I've shamelessly stolen EvC technology
Glad to know I'm not the only one who does this!
I pretend it's beta-testing.
And we have to keep testing. Percy is a programmer and you know how some of those savants can get. He may slip up some day, fall off the deep end, if we don't continually test his stuff. This way he stays
creative
and productive
like making a
Do Nothing Button
AHHhaa haa heh a
Oh, never mind.
Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 368 by Blue Jay, posted 04-13-2016 9:59 AM Blue Jay has not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


(1)
Message 380 of 653 (782084)
04-15-2016 12:15 PM
Reply to: Message 379 by Percy
04-15-2016 8:37 AM


Oh, That's good! A "Do Nothing Button" that not only doesn't but doesn't with suspect intellect.
quote:
The clear star that is yesterday will take you to places you never expected not to visit!
A fly is not all that great.
Organisational culture likes to have a shower in the morning.
Percy's Krazy Fortune Kookies and Kwotes!
Excellent, My Man! Excellent!
Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 379 by Percy, posted 04-15-2016 8:37 AM Percy has seen this message but not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


(1)
Message 387 of 653 (783491)
05-05-2016 5:00 PM
Reply to: Message 386 by Tanypteryx
05-05-2016 4:22 PM


Re: A song........
The two of you do realize those were 50 years ago? If you remember these y'all are really really old.
We used to dance to those. God, I'm feeling old.
Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 386 by Tanypteryx, posted 05-05-2016 4:22 PM Tanypteryx has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 388 by Percy, posted 05-05-2016 5:38 PM AZPaul3 has seen this message but not replied
 Message 389 by Tanypteryx, posted 05-05-2016 5:58 PM AZPaul3 has seen this message but not replied
 Message 391 by 14174dm, posted 06-04-2016 3:09 PM AZPaul3 has seen this message but not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


(1)
Message 471 of 653 (847586)
01-23-2019 10:52 PM
Reply to: Message 469 by Tanypteryx
01-23-2019 9:43 PM


Re: Please name this fallacy
Oh, Y2K. What an overblown, overhyped non-event.
All those months of code rewrites and ... nothing!

This message is a reply to:
 Message 469 by Tanypteryx, posted 01-23-2019 9:43 PM Tanypteryx has seen this message but not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 473 by coffee_addict, posted 01-24-2019 12:06 AM AZPaul3 has replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 475 of 653 (847593)
01-24-2019 12:50 AM
Reply to: Message 473 by coffee_addict
01-24-2019 12:06 AM


Re: Please name this fallacy
Then maybe we have a winner.
The Y2K fallacy.
Thank you, Tany.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 473 by coffee_addict, posted 01-24-2019 12:06 AM coffee_addict has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 477 by coffee_addict, posted 01-24-2019 7:21 AM AZPaul3 has seen this message but not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


(6)
Message 537 of 653 (861036)
08-16-2019 5:27 AM
Reply to: Message 536 by Minnemooseus
08-16-2019 3:28 AM


Re: Stock market falls and the selling off of stock
if there is a mass selling off of stock, who is doing the buying? I presume other stockholders.
At reduced prices, yes.
There are always those willing to buy specific issues if, in their estimation, the price is low enough. There are also specified dealers that act as "market makers" for specific stocks and are required under contract with the exchange to trade under various circumstances.
In a market wide sell off, like the 800 point (DOW) drop this last week, exchange traders will be holding "sell" orders that outweigh "buy" orders considerably and will offer to sell at lower and lower prices until enough buys are ordered to balance the sells.
Reasons to buy in a falling market include covering a "short" position (which is a complex transaction I won't go into here) but mostly a dealer, more likely a large institutional investor like a mutual or retirement fund, will have analysed certain segments and companies and will have determined at what price the underlying issue becomes an attractive opportunity, not as a quick market play but as a long term value play.
Remember that stocks are ownership in a company. If you can buy a piece of a strong profitable company at a reduced cost that is a good thing. Also, markets will recover eventually if the underlying economy remains strong, which our world economy is. There are some good profits to be made from the recovery of a sell-off.
Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 536 by Minnemooseus, posted 08-16-2019 3:28 AM Minnemooseus has seen this message but not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 538 by Theodoric, posted 08-16-2019 10:17 AM AZPaul3 has replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


(3)
Message 539 of 653 (861056)
08-16-2019 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 538 by Theodoric
08-16-2019 10:17 AM


Re: Stock market falls and the selling off of stock
currently retired and dipping into their 401k or those that will retire shortly
Those in these categories should be in balanced or conservative strategies already.
Balanced is 50-60% bonds/CDs with rest split between index and moderate risk mutual funds. Conservative is >60% bonds/CDs.
Even still, panic is never an option. Recovery will come.
Those younger and with the capacity need to be heavy into a spread of mutual funds from moderate to high risk with a constant monthly investment of as much as you can bear. Dollar cost averaging.
Keep your money invested. If you pull it now you have turned paper losses into real losses.
This needs to be tattooed on every average Joe investor's head. You invest it ... you leave it.
You can ride out the bumps, even the heavy ones.
Dollar cost averaging is a most powerful ally. That constant investment buys more in a down market and when the recovery comes, as it inevitably will, is worth considerably more.

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 538 by Theodoric, posted 08-16-2019 10:17 AM Theodoric has not replied

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 8583
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 5.0


Message 586 of 653 (876229)
05-14-2020 10:05 PM


Latex Help
Trying to write Einstein equation.
Can't get mu, lambda or pi into equation - displays as invalid equation
G_{v}+g_{v}=\frac{8G}{c^4}T_{v}
Will not resolve.
take out the mu, pi and lambda
G_{v}+g_{v}=\frac{8G}{c^4}T_{v}
-- Latex resolves just fine.
Try putting only one mu in
G_{v}+g_{v}=\frac{8G}{c^4}T_{v}
Take out mu put in lambda
G_{v}+g_{v}=\frac{8G}{c^4}T_{v}
Take out lambda put in pi (which copies in as greek uppercase P - Why?)
G_{v}+g_{v}=\frac{8G}{c^4}T_{v}
What did I miss?

Factio Republicana delenda est.

Replies to this message:
 Message 587 by nwr, posted 05-15-2020 12:49 AM AZPaul3 has replied

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2023 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.2
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2024