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  1. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    It's 93% critics, 56% audience on RTs. Wow. We have another polarizing movie.
  2. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    Waiting in line for this with @iacas up in Port St. Lucie is an interesting experience
  3. New Rules for Video Call-Ins

    I stand by my opinion. A number of pros showed their true colors in the wake of the Lexi penalty, both in a failure to understand the spirit of the rules and in regards to their character. I don't have to make a list of the players but it was disgusting how they demanded to know who the caller was, that it should be publicly known. That's messed up. We all know what happens when the social media hordes descend upon a single person. And yet, these pros are still considered by many to be the good guys for some reason, despite many of them campaigning for these callers to be publicly shamed. Also, watch many of these pros give tips. They're mostly clueless. Not all of them, but most of them, so I stand by that as well.
  4. Really looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on this product for those that feel like sharing of course.
  5. New Rules for Video Call-Ins

    Add me to the list of people who thinks this change is terrible. It's been proven again and again that many on tour (not all), men or women, don't care one lick about the rules. They believe they are above them or that the rules are "too complicated." Many of them don't get that they are responsible for knowing them -- and that by knowing them they are protecting the field and the integrity of the tournament. Hell, in a lot of cases, they don't even think knowing the rules is important. To make matters even worse, they think that those who call-in are terrible human beings. They go after these people on social media. They want these people publicly shamed by their legions of followers. They are, in a lot of ways, sadistic and brutish with their influence, governed mostly by a warped perception of what justice and fairness is. These people are nothing more than well established morons with savant-like ball striking ability. Most of them have probably never once had an original thought in their entire lives. It's a shame. I feel like this guy right now in a lot of ways: What a joke.
  6. Athletes in Every Sport are Better

    Gretzky is on board that the athletes are better, although I should warn everyone, I'm clueless when it comes to hockey (and tennis for that matter): I feel like the NBA arguably had a talent regression for a a few years post Jordan, but I could be wrong on that. Otherwise, it's been similar to other sports, where the worst players on each team have gotten a lot better. I still think the largest talent improvement has been golf though, most recently. So if someone comes along in fifty years and wins 60 times with 12 majors, then I should probably have the opinion they are better than Tiger.
  7. Crypto Currency (Bitcoin)

    Yea, IOTA is blowing up, but I don't know much about it. I agree it's really interesting Microsoft is involved. My initial concern would be potential future network standstills causing a panic of some kind. Still, it has some interesting aspects and raises questions about how quantum computing would affect bitcoin in five or more years. But again, I'm not an expert on IOTA. I do know that these altcoins can experience periods of insane volatility, and IOTA seems no different. The hype can get out of hand with any of these coins and then crash away soon after. Now, that doesn't mean all coins that experience a crash necessarily die off for good because things can dramatically change over a period of years. Like right now. So hopefully a person has a plan for any coin they buy: know how it works, why it was made, know what the potential problems could be. And don't get in over your head. I've had fun with altcoins over the years, stressful as they are. I can't give any long term projections, but with the current boom, I now have a window to unload a bunch of coins that I once thought were worthless... and at like 1000+% profit too. So you could fail with this, but find an unexpected bubble that appears in a few years where you could turn a failure into a success. Or maybe not. I really have no idea. Let me be very clear on that. This is all a very weird form of gambling IMO. Four years ago, I felt there was a strong future floor for whatever I did, and it turns out I was right. Will that floor be there again in a few years for the new crop of investors post whatever crash may occur over the next twelve months? No idea.
  8. Athletes in Every Sport are Better

    Yea, the answer to this age old question has always been obvious to me: that they're bigger, stronger, faster in all the sports now. And like I said, to me it's obvious. Bill Russell however I think would be Draymond Green Plus in today's era. He was special. He was one of those guys from the 60s that could've excelled in any era IMO. Jordan's the GOAT tho for me. I think it's mostly blowhards like Lee Trevino and Gary Player who feed the myth that the past was better, mostly out of ego and a total lack of introspection. Everything those guys say is taken as gospel by a lot of people.* But yea, IMO, if you took, say, Charlie Hoffman and implanted him in 1940, he'd have like 50 wins and 10 majors. * I'm not entirely sure Player and Trevino have directly said the past was better. I do know they have blowhardy tendencies, but I was mostly using them as an example. For all I know, they've said somewhere this era is off-the-charts good, talent wise. Edit: One thing I wanted to add was that IMO golf is experiencing this now more than any other sport. Basketball for example is a pretty darn accessible game. You don't need much to get started. Golf though, you need clubs. You need an adult to start you young and pay for your greens fees. Golf is harder to break into than really any other main stream game IMO. So the talent pool was even more closed off fifty years ago than a game like basketball ever was. Certainly poor people played golf back in the day (Francis Ouimet for example), but generally, you weren't playing much golf if you weren't incredibly lucky. Hell, even today, you're not playing much golf if you aren't incredibly lucky....
  9. The Films and Movies Thread

    Yea I saw it several years ago because I felt I had to, due to its notoriety. I'm glad I did. It really is deliciously awful. The ending in particular is dumbfoundingly bad. I'll probably see the James Franco movie when it's streamable. The Room (2003) you will probably either find so bad it's funny/entertaining/disturbing... or you'll just find it bad.
  10. What are you listening to?

    Elliott Smith -- Figure 8
  11. How Important Is a Straight Left Arm?

    Yea, true. I was going to ask the sample size. Thanks for assuming that flew over my head because it did haha. Hopefully they get more players involved. I guess we can't really draw any conclusions beyond the simple fact that this one pro has different bending rates relative to this random 2.0 handicap. But it is interesting to see how the bend changes throughout this anonymous pros swing, if nothing else. I never really thought about it much.
  12. How Important Is a Straight Left Arm?

    Wow. Really interesting stuff. Pretty cool.
  13. Crypto Currency (Bitcoin)

    I agree. And to gain an understanding would require lots of reading and learning of new things. A time investment first. Even then though, you wouldn't be able to predict it very well. No one can really... well, I guess they can, but knowing who is right is impossible to say. I can tell you for a fact that places like Goldman Sachs four years ago would've told you not to touch this stuff with a ten foot pole. So does anyone really know? One anecdote I can share is the story of Dogecoin. I used to trade these too, and they went through their own little rise and fall cycle a few years ago. At the time, it would have helped an investor to know why they were invented in the first place. Few people at the time understood that Doge was originally created to either replace or provide an alternative to the like button. Rather than giving someone a thumbs up for a solid post, you could instead tip them in dogecoin. Each coin is worth far less than a penny, but people thought it'd be a fun thing for social media sites and forums to adopt. It eventually crashed, but before it did, people went crazy with it, thinking it could be the next big thing. I'm not sure most people really understood its intended purpose at the time. If you did, you could have probably predicted its limitations. Anyway, oddly enough, Doge is going thru another bubble right now. I have millions of these things lying around on a thumb drive somewhere. I was involved heavily during that initial rise and fall in 2014. I have no idea why it has spiked so much now. I'm sure bitcoin's out-of-control rise in recent months is the primary reason (that and possibly a pump-and-dump). All cryptos revolve around bitcoin like planets around a star. But understanding some of these other coins can help one better understand bitcoin too, if one were interested in reading about it. It's a strange and fascinating world.
  14. Crypto Currency (Bitcoin)

    Yea, the mining aspect is interesting. There's still incentive to continue "powering" the coins. I wonder if it will ever not be economically feasible to continue. That probably wouldn't be for a while, but again, I ultimately have no clue. There are so many variables at play: gov'ts, Asia, confidence, main stream acceptance... who knows. If you want to play this game, it's stressful, just to warn you. I smoothed over a lot of that by saying "sell order at X." Here's the reality of that: Download some apps to alert you of price shifts, and then have confirmed memberships on the various markets, of which there are many. You'd be able to unload your coins this way if you needed to in a relatively orderly fashion in the event of... something happening. Each of the markets themselves is subject to collapse as well, so keeping a large amount in any one market is obviously a risk, and probably not recommended. Most of it really is just periodically checking the price while having alerts set up to warn you if something big might be happening. I do like Coinbase, but their app and site are unreliable during high volume periods. I still have their app, and it's useful most of the time, but can be buggy with the alerts. A lot of these apps are. So you need several of them to make sure you get an alert if some of them fail. For example, my Coinbase price alerts are not working today for some reason. In terms of what markets I use to sell, there are many. They each have caps on how many thousands of $ I can sell per day, so I can't rely on any one market to get rid of all my coins if I want to. This is stressful stuff, no question. It's one reason why I don't really recommend this to people. I enjoy it, but I know I can handle it, for the most part. The least stressful thing to do has simply been to play the long game, where you aren't reacting really to any collapse. Keep it on a thumb drive and then forget about it. That's actually worked wonders as a play the last four years, even with all its price fluctuations thrown in. So if you believe in a decade it will be, I dunno, say, 30K a coin or something, then you don't have to get cute with it at all. But whether or not now is a good time to buy, I don't know. I'm simply not an expert nor a broker. I'm just someone who got introduced to it early on and got lucky. If I had to guess, I would imagine that 20K is the next obvious psychological barrier, but again, this thing is not something I'm confident in predicting at this point, whether it's right now or even four years ago.
  15. Crypto Currency (Bitcoin)

    Its anonymity is a primary source of value, IMO. Clearly there is a high demand for total buying freedom -- a libertarian vision of the world -- without the nanny state telling us what we can and can't do with our money. The moral quandaries within that are another discussion, but there is clear value there. The ability to send encrypted messages to vendors to negotiate sales of black market items and then making the exchange at the end with bitcoin is more powerful than people could have imagined. Now, it's no doubt a bubble though too. The vast majority of investors are just sitting on the coins, waiting for "their number" to hit. With the supply limited and the demand high, the price just can't stop increasing right now. It's amazing to see. But the vast majority of coin owners don't actually use the coins, so that has to be some kind of bubble situation. I think I read somewhere that only like 20% of the coins in existence are actually used to buy things. The rest just sit inactive somewhere. At the same time however, you have sizable shifts towards main stream usage that further solidifies its floor. Casinos for example are making dramatic shifts towards primarily using bitcoin for online gambling, and there are so many big names, firms or whatever else getting involved where an outright global ban of bitcoin seems unlikely. It's possible, but I think too many powerful people have gotten rich off it. It's definitely a bubble though. When everyone decides to cash in and let it collapse to more reasonable levels I dunno, but I got my sell orders in place if the worst ever happens. And then I'll buy back in again when it calms down and take the ride once more. I bought more coins when they hit 7900, and that was A FEW WEEKS AGO. This is gonna crash at some point. I've experienced it before. Just gotta have your sell orders locked in at certain prices, just in case the crash occurs when I'm asleep. We all said four years ago, "it's the wild west!" Yea, it was. And it still is. Which is insane.

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