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rubberthinking posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:54 PM

Notehound statistics are often misrepresented

http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst/most-inc...

Hound,

First on this list is Atlanta. Median household income [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:23 AM

Re: Economists Finally Catching Up

Cheerio,

There are large numbers of informal fallacies in that article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies

But the biggest problem with the article [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:05 AM

Re: MIT: economist Piketty on inequay

Tried to change the subject line and hit the wrong button.

Economist Piketty, patrimonial capitalism

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rubberthinking posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:04 AM

MIT: economist Piketty on inequay

https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/piketty-discusses-future-of-...

snip:

For a couple of generations of Americans growing up
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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:42 AM

Re: AI- The Final Invention


The first thing I'd expect a hostile AI to do (once it decides to come out as hostile) would be to copy an optimized version of itself to every networked device in the world.

AD,

Hackers are already hard at work to do [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:39 AM

Re: AI- The Final Invention

AD,

The human race has bigger problems around automobiles and death. I lost an uncle long before I was old enough to know him. He was a doctor in London, died going over a hill in the wrong lane on an emergency call. He was 36 years old. A [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:23 AM

Re: AI- The Final Invention


Why would a super-AI want to destroy all of its tools?

To sell movie tickets.


That is only a small part of the reason. Wait till you need a soda and popcorn.

Dave

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:22 AM

Re: AI- The Final Invention


When you actually look at the typical algorithms used in AI, at the core most devolve down to searching through lists of things to match...in a very very dumb way, nothing like true human intelligence.
Consider computer vision...humans
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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:41 AM

Re: Dear Motley Fool


Wow, the equivilant of playing the race card. - JLC


I have reported this line to the Motley Fool staff. I never was and never would be a good ol' boy.

The comparison made above is a clear statement that racist [more]

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rubberthinking posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:10 AM

Dear Motley Fool

Dear Motley Fool and board members,

Since I dont, off hand, know where to file this I will say it here where it belongs.

Earlier today a gentleman here made a claim about how another poster might as well have 'played the race [more]

Tue Apr 22

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen


Oddly some of the best legislation (including our healthcare system) was due to minority government compromise.


hear hear Tim,

As was the ACA, the Republican plan from 1993. If only we had waited a little [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:52 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

warrl,

In my journeys I have found many in Texas are politically paranoid.

I am not worried about doctors being shipped off to west Texas to help people when the doctor obviously does not want to be there. That would be completely [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:49 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen


So it is an apple to orange comparison.

JLC



Original comment was meant to address apples to apples first world data sets. France v the US etc.....

You were the one who made the apples to oranges [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:38 PM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen


Constitutional sitation please.

JLC,

The US Constitution was a revolutionary document. You are treating it like a stale piece of toast you have just reheated for the fifth time.

Rights are not meant to be [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the It Is What It Is board. 11:49 AM

Re: RMBS: Maybe this time really is different

I should have sold at $480 per share.


Dave

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:47 AM

Re: More solar

Tim,

Your source is so 2006, it is soo 2000 and late. <the song is soo 2008>

Look at this wiki page graphic up to and including 2013:

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rubberthinking posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:56 AM

MIT: DNA repair test for cancer diagnostics

https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/fast-way-to-measure-dna-repa...

This new testing method is a huge leap forward. The new testing methods will cut costs, turn [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:32 AM

Re: Shrimp prices almost double...

This really should do a divisia inflation index. Such an index should factor in different groups by their respective wealth.


That should be THEY.

Also in such an index there would be weights of what is actually bought by each [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:27 AM

Re: Shrimp prices almost double...

Goofy,

This really should do a divisia inflation index. Such an index should factor in different groups by their respective wealth.

Many seniors are surviving on very limited funds. While the commodity bull market has ended they [more]

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rubberthinking replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:56 AM

Re: Bloomberg: a one time bumb in heathcare spen

jgc,

The question you are asking is so basic and so right.

You might as well be asking a lamppost.

What do they call the guy who graduates bottom of his medical class?

Doctor.

I am peeved to say the [more]

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