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 Engineering .vs. Science Pt 2
Vfmbear 20 posts, incept 2021-09-06
2023-01-30 11:00:09

I experienced this first-hand with my own rare cancer diagnosis.

The lead doctor straight up told me how little they understood cancer, of any type. Where it comes from, how it develops, how it spreads, how to treat it, basically any aspect of it.

He said exactly what Karl said. All they can go by are studies and statistics. The best they can do is that based on your profile you are statistically more likely to benefit from treatment X instead of treatments Y or Z, it's entirely probabilistic as opposed to deterministic.

Which is not so bad if you have a type of cancer that has been excessively studied like breast cancer, not so good one you have one so rare the odds are about the same as those for winning the lottery. So my treatment was essentially an uneducated guess.

And this is no knock on the doctors involved. I had an excellent medical team, two of the specialists were definitely geniuses and one was literally world famous in the field for valid reasons.
Sonoran_monk 3k posts, incept 2021-08-16
2023-01-30 13:50:52

Another t-shirt idea "Science kills, Engineers save lives"

The frequent mention of STEM gives equal weight in people's minds to all of the disciplines, science is even listed first. Even in the math world there is an applied mathematics specialty. Any mnemonic device like rhyming, acronym, or backronym can over promote the viability of an idea. How many stupid concepts have you seen promoted in a rhyme?

The climate scam is such a naked power and money grab it boggles the mind. After all, what is the perfect temperature supposed to be? When did the greenies stop worrying about pollution? At least that is a measurable harm to the environment. Must not have been as much money in the anti-pollution business.

They want you to believe they've found Camelot, when it is only a model.
Forever_young 549 posts, incept 2022-11-22
2023-01-30 14:16:07

There is a guy (can't remember his name) who claims we are on the verge of such a catastrophe because of carbon sequestration by sea critters absorbing carbon, fixing it into their bodies, then dying and falling to the bottom of the ocean thereby removing the carbon from the atmosphere. His claim was that the reduction in vulcanism has reduced the amount of carbon returned to the atmosphere, and started us on a gradual but steadily increasing deficit.

Then we should all be driving more to save the life on this planet.
Jw. 724 posts, incept 2019-10-10
2023-01-30 17:34:19

Would not the sea levels falling, rising and falling to rise again be part of an observable cycle the planet has been undergoing since long before humans were even a thing?

A natural progression of a constantly changing system, albeit one measured on a scale much larger than humans naturally recognize (tens of thousands of years).

When schools stop teaching science (men can become real women) it is far easier to start pulling bad science out of one's ass in order to create punitive policy (with someone always getting paid cash money at one end).

Once you can convince people to get past the gigantic hypocrisy of the elite telling us that cars kill the planet as they jet around the globe as often as we drive to the market, you can sell the sheep anything you want.

In California most of the reservoirs were built many decades ago (the last one being built in 1979), since 1980 the population has almost doubled. So if twice the water amount of water is used for domestic, farming (California feeds not just California) and power purposes now than in 1980. Gee Einstein, the reservoirs will always be empty even if we get higher than usual rainfall numbers as the demand has far exceeded the capacity.

Even in a year of 45" of rainfall (the average is 36") they parrot 'drought, drought' and the reservoirs are empty before the end of the year, which is always sold as global warming without once a mention that the user rate has doubled when the capacity rate has never change.

No matter what you do you'll never be able to get ten gallons out of a five gallon bucket.

You know what is greener than making Teslas? NOT making Teslas.

The spending must continue, until it can't.
Jacksparrow 300 posts, incept 2016-04-15
2023-01-30 17:34:44


Yeah it's easy for trading to end badly. I'm not there yet. I've had to put that game on hold for now due to higher priorities. What I'm trying to figure out is if I trade in a paper account, I rock at it, even though it's still hard. In cash, is a whole different ball game. The confidence issue even for an advanced trader is a real challenge. Get this I was trading the micro ES, so 1/10th and ES contract, I was winning over 70% of my trades, but still lost some cash. Losing trades were bigger losses than winning trade gains. It's a head game. My advice is to trade incredibly small when in cash, and ever so slowly increase the size as you can handle it. Everyone has to earn the right to trade in size. That can be so costly.

I have ideas in the area of trade execution cadence that we're looking at. My computer scientist friend has the software that can look at trade frequency aspects. So we shall see. I want to explore everything I can think of and sense when trading and see what we can tease out. It would be nice if we can improve a person's odds even if only a bit.

I'm sort of a read the tape kind of trader. If you want a hint, write an indicator that shows you on the screen for the one minute candle the net Bid/Ask volume as it occurs which updates on every tick. Watch that as price hits key inflection points. I won't give away the inflection points I watch, which come from decades of trading, but do the homework and you'll find a few. You'll be able to get a read on if price will blow through or reverse. My best trades are watching where price action gets congested at one of those key levels, and then explodes as it breaks out of it. Total rush when you can call those right.

I'm retired, so I have the time to play around and spend a lot of thought on this game. Not sure if I can master it in cash or not, but I figured a bit out from an incredible trade years ago. But it's a hell of a challenge and a lot of fun. I hate how crooked our markets are, and if I can figure out how to beat them I fully intend to.

Hobbled 304 posts, incept 2011-02-09
2023-01-30 17:35:15

One last thing thinking on these lines.

Read someone who said getting the gooberment goons in on the education strategic planning is nuts. By the time they get fundings, panels and experts to recommend and implement strategic initiatives, for instance the promotion of STEM fields, they are 10 years behind the needs curve. So the focus on STEM has created a glut in those markets because private enterprise already found the way to fill the gaps by the time they have "educated" new graduates. Sure this applies to non-STEM fields as well.
Asimov 150k posts, incept 2007-08-26
2023-01-30 23:39:03

Don't worry. They'll save us.

It's justifiably immoral to deal morally with an immoral entity.

Festina lente.
Avalanche 288 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2023-02-01 12:26:58

Hope it's okay to post these:
Avalanche 288 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2023-02-01 12:27:11

Too bad the sea level isn't up over THEIR HEADS!
Avalanche 288 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2023-02-01 12:27:17

Pretty coastal view?
Avalanche 288 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2023-02-01 12:27:21

Trip to Oz?
Avalanche 288 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2023-02-01 12:27:30

Is this Scotland?
Avalanche 288 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2023-02-01 12:27:34

'kay last one... Sorry Karl is this was a bad thing to do...
Boredfree 2k posts, incept 2021-09-15
2023-02-01 13:36:31

The B&W images were all shot at high tide. The newer images OBVIOUSLY were made at low tide.

The deniers won't give up (snark)

The problem is most people want to point a finger rather than their thumb when dealing with challenges.
Bodhi 6k posts, incept 2008-02-23
2023-02-01 13:36:37

What if the photos from days past were taken at high tide, and the modern photos were taken at low tide?

I think it would take more than a few random photos to convince the globull warming advocates that they are wrong.

Just playing devil's advocate here.

There is too much negativity in the world. Do your best to make sure you aren't contributing to it.
Avalanche 288 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2023-02-01 15:53:16

"convince the globull warming advocates that they are wrong.

NOTHING will convince them they are wrong.... this was just some fun for thinking folks!
Boredfree 2k posts, incept 2021-09-15
2023-02-01 15:53:20


Jinx, you own me a soda ;)

The problem is most people want to point a finger rather than their thumb when dealing with challenges.
Bodhi 6k posts, incept 2008-02-23
2023-02-02 10:52:46

@Boredfree, we essentially posted the same thing, but you beat me by 6 seconds.

Great minds think alike. smiley

There is too much negativity in the world. Do your best to make sure you aren't contributing to it.
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