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    Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

    I've been mostly making little applications using gooey and pyinstaller.
    Lots of fun and saving me a ton of time in work.

    (maybe not a ton, I could probably do it just as quick in .net ,definitely a smaller executable but it's nice to create a little exe in 15 lines of code)
    Oh gooey looks lovely! Can imagine so many repetitive work tasks disappearing.
    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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      Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post
      Everyone thought he would be beat last time, surely there's better even shots to get 4 figures on. The place is nuts, anything could happen.
      He was closer to 2/1 a couple of weeks ago.
      You owe me a tenner.
      "Gibney might be the greatest hero of our time." (Keane, 2012; Hitchhiker, 2017)

      "Frank Gibney, he's my favourite ." (careca, 2012)
      "Frank Gibney, he's my favourite." (mikeb, 2017)

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        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
        Which Python course are you doing CC?
        This one with ecollege.ie The last bit of programming I did was in Fortran 77, 30 years ago, so have to start somewhere introductory. https://www.ecollege.ie/courses/intr...-using-python/
        Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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          At least big Phil didn’t try this excuse (pelosi saying no mask salon footage was a setup)
          typical alcoholic reasoning, it’s never their fault
          https://www.google.ie/amp/s/www.bbc....anada-54007103
          “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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            Originally posted by Frank Gibney View Post

            He was closer to 2/1 a couple of weeks ago.
            You owe me a tenner.
            I do! Well i will if he doesnt get shot before November, I'm holding out!
            airport, lol

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              Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post

              I do! Well i will if he doesnt get shot before November, I'm holding out!
              He's probably on the red phone to his boss Vlad asking where he can get a dose of Novichok, for a friend.
              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                They said the revolution would be televised live

                Fake news! It was the death of American democracy that was live on TV




                We now know that there are no patriots in the Pentagon
                Turning millions into thousands

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                  There's a good piece on the Navalny poisoning in the Guardian today, mostly just stating the obvious.

                  western leaders can now be in little doubt: the evidence leads directly to Moscow and its secret spy agencies. And to Vladimir Putin’s own door.
                  Some poisons can be bought in shops. But not novichok, which Soviet scientists developed during the cold war in closed laboratories. It is the prerogative of one state only: Russia. Over the past decade Moscow has produced and stockpiled small quantities, western intelligence agencies believe. Putin is closely involved, they add. Special units developed innovative ways to deliver it, including smearing it on door handles.
                  the choice of poison is no accident. It is a calling card – less of a hint and more of a flashing neon sign. By using novichok, Moscow delivers a message of menace and contempt, demonstrative in nature and aimed both at the west and at the president’s hard-pressed domestic critics.
                  The Kremlin insists there is nothing to investigate. And yet these official denials are done with a wink and smirk. The subtext is clear: that traitors who oppose state power can expect unusual punishment.
                  One other unresolved question is why Moscow granted permission for Navalny to be treated abroad, knowing that sooner or later the novichok inside his body would be detected. Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday that German scientists had consulted with their British colleagues at Porton Down, the government science facility near Salisbury, which first identified the nerve agent used against the Skripals. The logical conclusion: Moscow wants the world to know.
                  Now watch Trump's total silence on the matter. If he gets in again, it will embolden his boss still further.
                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                    I thought they explicitly said the revolution will not be televised
                    airport, lol

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                      And we wouldn't let poor Phil away with eating one illicit dinner

                      Decent skewering


                      Turning millions into thousands

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                        Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post
                        I thought they explicitly said the revolution will not be televised
                        and they said:

                        There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down brothers on the instant replay
                        (completely 100% wrong of course but also feels prophetic, when was that thing written?)
                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                          There's a good piece on the Navalny poisoning in the Guardian today, mostly just stating the obvious.
                          Now watch Trump's total silence on the matter. If he gets in again, it will embolden his boss still further.
                          Someone said on the radio this morning that choosing to use Novichok was less evidence that pointed towards Putin but him leaving his signature at the scene of the crime.
                          Turning millions into thousands

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                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post



                            (completely 100% wrong of course but also feels prophetic, when was that thing written?)
                            Not sure but i dont think the iphone had a camera in Gills day
                            airport, lol

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                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                              Someone said on the radio this morning that choosing to use Novichok was less evidence that pointed towards Putin but him leaving his signature at the scene of the crime.
                              Exactly. They want everyone to know what they are capable of.

                              Only the larceny takes place behind closed doors. Wouldn't do to have the serfs know how much Vlad and his buddies have looted and stashed offshore.
                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post
                                I thought they explicitly said the revolution will not be televised
                                Indeed, its very early so lets brighten up the day and play it twice

                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                  Is it legal to put in an employment contract that you can't discuss pay terms with colleagues?
                                  ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿

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                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                    Exactly. They want everyone to know what they are capable of.

                                    Only the larceny takes place behind closed doors. Wouldn't do to have the serfs know how much Vlad and his buddies have looted and stashed offshore.
                                    I'm nearly finished A Gentleman in Moscow, I'll give it a week or two to settle in after I'm finished before I comment but I've got more notes and questions than I usually do from a novel.

                                    I almost gave up before it stopped being an adult Enid Blyton and started being quite wonderful but I suspect there is too much of it underpinned by a yearning for the days before the revolution.
                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                      Meanwhile there are still things we could learn from American democracy

                                      This is the revolution we need

                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                        Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                        I'm nearly finished A Gentleman in Moscow, I'll give it a week or two to settle in after I'm finished before I comment but I've got more notes and questions than I usually do from a novel.

                                        I almost gave up before it stopped being an adult Enid Blyton and started being quite wonderful but I suspect there is too much of it underpinned by a yearning for the days before the revolution.
                                        I think the historical setting is very much secondary to the characters myself. It could have been set in any number of historical locales.
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                          Is it legal to put in an employment contract that you can't discuss pay terms with colleagues?

                                          Obligatory disclaimer that my legal knowledge is solely derived from Boston Legal and so is certified by the Denny Crane School of Excellence. Please don't trust pretenders who haven't the same level of legal knowledge.


                                          I *read* its both 100% 'legal' (as in its not illegal) and 100% unenforceable. As it wouldn't be a legitimate breach of contract that would justify dismissal.
                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                            I think the historical setting is very much secondary to the characters myself. It could have been set in any number of historical locales.
                                            yeah absolutely. Russia was almost incidental to the whole thing. Lovely book.
                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                              The US election betting does require you to take the view that if both candidates are 10/11, then PP have got their state betting all wrong:

                                              Arizona: Dem 4/5, GOP 10/11
                                              Florida: Dem 8/11, GOP Evs
                                              Georgia: GOP 4/11, Dem 15/8
                                              Michigan: Dem 4/11, GOP 15/8
                                              North Carolina: GOP 4/5, Dem 10/11
                                              Ohio: GOP 1/2, Dem 13/8
                                              Pennsylvania: Dem 8/15, GOP 11/8
                                              Wisconsin: Dem 8/15, GOP 11/8

                                              if you take the view that those markets are correct, then Biden wins 319 to 219

                                              If Trump wins FL (which he has to imo), then it's Biden by 290 to 248

                                              So, of the Dem favs, you have to assume Trump wins FL, and two of Arizona\Wisconsin\Pennsylvania\Michigan. And holds all the swing states where he is fav.

                                              The path to victory for him just looks much more problematic than for Biden.
                                              1. If Biden wins FL, he wins.
                                              2. If Biden wins two of Arizona\Wisconsin\Pennsylvania\Michigan, he wins.
                                              3. If Biden flips any swing state where Trump is fav, he wins

                                              Here's one; If Trump wins FL, AR and WI (and all other swing states go per today's betting), it's 269 each.
                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                Think I have talked myself into lumpage on Biden.
                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                  There's awful politics in the place I'm leaving. Proper top-level stabbing in the back, front, side, whatever gets the blade in. I therefore absolutely loved it until the summer when I had to take time off for the health thing. But there's been a niggling thing over the summer that this new director was messing with a particular decision I'd made to hire someone. He has the ultimate responsibility to sign off on the hiring and seemed, for some reason I haven't quite worked out, to be trying to stop it. It almost seemed to be a 'fuck you' thing to me because we've destroyed each other in the past (as the saying goes, the reason why church / uni politics are so brutal is because the stakes are so little).

                                                  So I've been trying to get the decision taken out of his hands without being too obvious, and got it on the agenda for a meeting this morning. He did the best he could by putting it last on the agenda and thus probably not likely to be got to. But I jumped in at the last moment in the meeting and said - I'd really like to finish the meeting, and indeed my last meeting (sympathetic audience +1), with a great positive decision on starting a new research career for someone. Has anyone seen the application by XXX and would you have any opinions? Then three people out of six in the meeting that I'd talked to yesterday stepped up to the plate and one by one went - Never seen a better application. Is this heaven because we're about to recruit an angel? - the guy tries a last-minute maneuver to get it discussed at the next meeting, but the three step up again and firmly say it should be now. Boom, decision made, he knew he'd lost the audience, and anyway including me it was four votes in favour if it went to a vote.

                                                  It was kinda contrariness on my part. That this fucker was trying to do something that would affect an actual person just to spite me. But man all three of those folks that stepped up are on my eternal good list. Just doing it out of friendliness and wanting to give a good goodbye. Solid people.
                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                    Think I have talked myself into lumpage on Biden.
                                                    Some would say you are on Drugs. I say a shrewd bet .

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                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                      Think I have talked myself into lumpage on Biden.
                                                      Hopefully, you are right. What mistake do you think the bookies are making?

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                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                        Some would say you are on Drugs. I say a shrewd bet .
                                                        If you are looking to have a lump on, and can't be arsed walking to the shops, Ladbrokes took my lumpage online without question.

                                                        On at 10/11

                                                        Let's hope for more of this:
                                                        020220-04-Truman-Dewey-Politics-Vote-Election.jpg
                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                          The US election betting does require you to take the view that if both candidates are 10/11, then PP have got their state betting all wrong:

                                                          Arizona: Dem 4/5, GOP 10/11
                                                          Florida: Dem 8/11, GOP Evs
                                                          Georgia: GOP 4/11, Dem 15/8
                                                          Michigan: Dem 4/11, GOP 15/8
                                                          North Carolina: GOP 4/5, Dem 10/11
                                                          Ohio: GOP 1/2, Dem 13/8
                                                          Pennsylvania: Dem 8/15, GOP 11/8
                                                          Wisconsin: Dem 8/15, GOP 11/8

                                                          if you take the view that those markets are correct, then Biden wins 319 to 219

                                                          If Trump wins FL (which he has to imo), then it's Biden by 290 to 248

                                                          So, of the Dem favs, you have to assume Trump wins FL, and two of Arizona\Wisconsin\Pennsylvania\Michigan. And holds all the swing states where he is fav.

                                                          The path to victory for him just looks much more problematic than for Biden.
                                                          1. If Biden wins FL, he wins.
                                                          2. If Biden wins two of Arizona\Wisconsin\Pennsylvania\Michigan, he wins.
                                                          3. If Biden flips any swing state where Trump is fav, he wins

                                                          Here's one; If Trump wins FL, AR and WI (and all other swing states go per today's betting), it's 269 each.
                                                          And if it’s a Tie the house has the casting vote
                                                          His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                            There's awful politics in the place I'm leaving. Proper top-level stabbing in the back, front, side, whatever gets the blade in. I therefore absolutely loved it until the summer when I had to take time off for the health thing. But there's been a niggling thing over the summer that this new director was messing with a particular decision I'd made to hire someone. He has the ultimate responsibility to sign off on the hiring and seemed, for some reason I haven't quite worked out, to be trying to stop it. It almost seemed to be a 'fuck you' thing to me because we've destroyed each other in the past (as the saying goes, the reason why church / uni politics are so brutal is because the stakes are so little).

                                                            So I've been trying to get the decision taken out of his hands without being too obvious, and got it on the agenda for a meeting this morning. He did the best he could by putting it last on the agenda and thus probably not likely to be got to. But I jumped in at the last moment in the meeting and said - I'd really like to finish the meeting, and indeed my last meeting (sympathetic audience +1), with a great positive decision on starting a new research career for someone. Has anyone seen the application by XXX and would you have any opinions? Then three people out of six in the meeting that I'd talked to yesterday stepped up to the plate and one by one went - Never seen a better application. Is this heaven because we're about to recruit an angel? - the guy tries a last-minute maneuver to get it discussed at the next meeting, but the three step up again and firmly say it should be now. Boom, decision made, he knew he'd lost the audience, and anyway including me it was four votes in favour if it went to a vote.

                                                            It was kinda contrariness on my part. That this fucker was trying to do something that would affect an actual person just to spite me. But man all three of those folks that stepped up are on my eternal good list. Just doing it out of friendliness and wanting to give a good goodbye. Solid people.


                                                            This conjured up an image of Mcmurphy trying to get a vote on the world series game.

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                                                              Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                              Hopefully, you are right. What mistake do you think the bookies are making?
                                                              per my earlier post, Biden's path to victory in the EC looks far more straightforward than Trump
                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                Start with the definites.

                                                                Trump has a lock on 20 states with 126 EC votes:
                                                                State EC Votes
                                                                Alabama 9
                                                                Alaska 3
                                                                Arkansas 6
                                                                Idaho 4
                                                                Indiana 11
                                                                Kansas 6
                                                                Kentucky 8
                                                                Louisiana 8
                                                                Mississippi 6
                                                                Missouri 10
                                                                Montana 3
                                                                Nebraska 5
                                                                North Dakota 3
                                                                Oklahoma 7
                                                                South Carolina 9
                                                                South Dakota 3
                                                                Tennessee 11
                                                                Utah 6
                                                                West Virginia 5
                                                                Wyoming 3
                                                                Biden however has a lock on 18 states (+DC) with 217 EC votes:
                                                                State EC Votes
                                                                California 55
                                                                Colorado 9
                                                                Conneticut 7
                                                                Delaware 3
                                                                Hawaii 4
                                                                Illinois 20
                                                                Maine 4
                                                                Maryland 10
                                                                Massachusetts 11
                                                                New Hampshire 4
                                                                New Jersey 14
                                                                New Mexico 5
                                                                New York 29
                                                                Oregon 7
                                                                Rhode Island 4
                                                                Vermont 3
                                                                Virginia 13
                                                                Washington 12
                                                                Washington DC 3
                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                  So there is really only 195 votes that are actually in play, spread across 12 states.

                                                                  Trump must win > 143\195, whereas Biden only needs to win >42/195
                                                                  State EC Votes
                                                                  Arizona 11
                                                                  Florida 29
                                                                  Georgia 16
                                                                  Iowa 6
                                                                  Michigan 16
                                                                  Minnesota 10
                                                                  Nevada 6
                                                                  North Carolina 15
                                                                  Ohio 18
                                                                  Pennsylvania 20
                                                                  Texas 38
                                                                  Wisconsin 10
                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                    Of those 12 States, Iowa, Texas and Ohio I tend to give to Trump.

                                                                    Minnesota and Nevada, I tend to give to Biden

                                                                    So now we're at Trump 176 plays Biden 233 and it all comes down to:
                                                                    State EC Votes Lean Trump Lean Biden
                                                                    Arizona 11 Yes
                                                                    Florida 29 Yes
                                                                    Georgia 16 Yes
                                                                    Michigan 16 Yes
                                                                    North Carolina 15 Yes
                                                                    Pennsylvania 20 Yes
                                                                    Wisconsin 10 Yes
                                                                    it's a much bigger ask for Trump. He has to win FL and a couple of others.

                                                                    There will of course be swongs and I will no doubt be proved wrong all over the shop. But I'm on now anyway and feel good about it.
                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                      Originally posted by elbows View Post

                                                                      And if it’s a Tie the house has the casting vote
                                                                      I think Pelosi would enjoy that
                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                        If you are looking to have a lump on, and can't be arsed walking to the shops, Ladbrokes took my lumpage online without question.

                                                                        On at 10/11

                                                                        Let's hope for more of this:
                                                                        020220-04-Truman-Dewey-Politics-Vote-Election.jpg
                                                                        Already topped up my lumpage when Trumps odds came in. Of course you may be talking 4 figures I'm happy with half that.

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                                                                          Ladbrokes did have a couple of semi-interesting markets in there
                                                                          1. EC vote spreads. (If you think Trump wins, then the 270-299 EC votes might be of interest at 5/1). A tie is 100/1 elbows.
                                                                          2. How many of these states will Trump win? Texas - Ohio - Georgia - N.Carolina - Arizona - Florida. If you think Biden wins, then I think either 3 or 4 is the play here at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively. 5 is also a play if you think Trump wins at 8/1. They have 0 at only 4/1 and all 6 at 6/4.

                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                            This one with ecollege.ie The last bit of programming I did was in Fortran 77, 30 years ago, so have to start somewhere introductory. https://www.ecollege.ie/courses/intr...-using-python/
                                                                            I posted a free course in hitches python thread. Think last day of free sign up is tomorrow but I'd recommend it
                                                                            People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                            Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                                            https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                              Already topped up my lumpage when Trumps odds came in. Of course you may be talking 4 figures I'm happy with half that.
                                                                              Without getting into the vulgarity of numbers, it'll fund the 2021 wine budget.

                                                                              Although taking Denny to Shanahans will put a dent in the winnings, both financial and spiritual.
                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                Lumping on Biden is an emotionally unbalanced bet. I would rather lump on Trump rather than face both another Trump term and a losing lumpage bet at the same time.

                                                                                It can be quite an emotional experience who wins the American Presidency. From being very down, bewildered, and pessimistic at George W. winning it over Gore when I was living in the Middle East, to being joyful, proud, and optimistic when my hero Obama won it when I was sharing an apartment in America with a black woman.

                                                                                Biden winning it this year would be relief more than anything else, and optimism too as I think decency tends to prevail. Trump winning would make me despair for for the short term future of politics in the world. Even though I understand that's reading more into the situation in some ways than is warranted given the system. But I believe that Americans will do the right thing, and there is no reason to dislike Biden as much as many did Hillary Clinton.

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                                                                                  Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                                                  Lumping on Biden is an emotionally unbalanced bet. I would rather lump on Trump rather than face both another Trump term and a losing lumpage bet at the same time.
                                                                                  Isn't that precisely one of the reasons why the odds are likely to be disproportionately off. If people are placing bets based on wanting the bet to be an emotional hedge against the bad news of Trump winning.

                                                                                  I disagree with the approach of Raoul, even if we've ended up with the same bet. Clearly any of that stuff about state voting patterns has been easily taken account of by those setting the odds. This is, to my mind, more of a good bet because of the emotions at play. People approaching the market emotionally leading to an underestimation of Biden's chance of winning. I think the biggest factor is Trump's odds being disproportionately low (and therefore Biden disproportionately high) because of people thinking 'Trump won in a surprise the last time, so lets factor in a surprise as highly likely this time, no matter what the polls say'. That takes no account of learning by pollsters, or indeed learning by the population - who are now telling pollsters their much more informed decisions on who they will vote for and are picking Biden by a landslide'.
                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                    Isn't that precisely one of the reasons why the odds are likely to be disproportionately off. If people are placing bets based on wanting the bet to be an emotional hedge against the bad news of Trump winning.

                                                                                    I disagree with the approach of Raoul, even if we've ended up with the same bet. Clearly any of that stuff about state voting patterns has been easily taken account of by those setting the odds. This is, to my mind, more of a good bet because of the emotions at play. People approaching the market emotionally leading to an underestimation of Biden's chance of winning. I think the biggest factor is Trump's odds being disproportionately low (and therefore Biden disproportionately high) because of people thinking 'Trump won in a surprise the last time, so lets factor in a surprise as highly likely this time, no matter what the polls say'. That takes no account of learning by pollsters, or indeed learning by the population - who are now telling pollsters their much more informed decisions on who they will vote for and are picking Biden by a landslide'.
                                                                                    I think we can both be right here. i.e. that I can be right that Biden has an easier path to 270 than Trump and you can be right about a degree of irrationality?
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                      I think we can both be right here. i.e. that I can be right that Biden has an easier path to 270 than Trump and you can be right about a degree of irrationality?
                                                                                      We can indeed both be right! And hopefully we are. Actually perhaps the discrepancy you saw in state level voting compared to national level voting is because these emotional bettors are only concentrating on the big picture of Biden v Trump and forgetting about the journey that needs to be taken at the state level.
                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                        First week of double junior infants starting done (wife kindly does Fridays ).....currently ensconsed in two seperate whatsapp groups with 27 young wans in each. Feel a bit like Hugh Hefner

                                                                                        Question is how many Fridays can i dodge before the wife gets wind of these

                                                                                        PS can a newbie to a whatsapp group see the old messages? Asking for a friend....

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                                                                                          It's kind of a testament to Trumps lunacy that you cant actually describe his every day communications without it sounding emotional. I'm betting based on logic and information available to me. The neigh sayers are emotional if you ask me.

                                                                                          if its emotional ya want.
                                                                                          Too many damn nose peakers out there . Wtf . Either wear the mask or not ya stooopid ejits

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                                            First week of double junior infants starting done (wife kindly does Fridays ).....currently ensconsed in two seperate whatsapp groups with 27 young wans in each. Feel a bit like Hugh Hefner

                                                                                            Question is how many Fridays can i dodge before the wife gets wind of these

                                                                                            PS can a newbie to a whatsapp group see the old messages? Asking for a friend....
                                                                                            Gigiddy

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                                                                                              FFS, went to fix myself some lunch and came back to discover dog had left a steaming pile of diarrohea on the floor of my office. Bet she's a Trump supporter and was showing her disdain for my wagering.
                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                                                                  Lumping on Biden is an emotionally unbalanced bet. I would rather lump on Trump rather than face both another Trump term and a losing lumpage bet at the same time.

                                                                                                  It can be quite an emotional experience who wins the American Presidency. From being very down, bewildered, and pessimistic at George W. winning it over Gore when I was living in the Middle East, to being joyful, proud, and optimistic when my hero Obama won it when I was sharing an apartment in America with a black woman.

                                                                                                  Biden winning it this year would be relief more than anything else, and optimism too as I think decency tends to prevail. Trump winning would make me despair for for the short term future of politics in the world. Even though I understand that's reading more into the situation in some ways than is warranted given the system. But I believe that Americans will do the right thing, and there is no reason to dislike Biden as much as many did Hillary Clinton.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                                    This one with ecollege.ie The last bit of programming I did was in Fortran 77, 30 years ago, so have to start somewhere introductory. https://www.ecollege.ie/courses/intr...-using-python/
                                                                                                    That looks very nice with the link to an official cert. Is it well delivered? This Toronto course on Python is famously amazingly delivered. A thing of joy: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learn-to-program
                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                      That looks very nice with the link to an official cert. Is it well delivered? This Toronto course on Python is famously amazingly delivered. A thing of joy: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learn-to-program
                                                                                                      It's my first time doing any online course, so nothing really to compare it to. Most of the content is lifted from the videos in that Udemy course DP posted, that and other more general stuff from microsoft. It was free to do anyway, and a free token to do that MTA test.
                                                                                                      Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                                                        PS can a newbie to a whatsapp group see the old messages? Asking for a friend....
                                                                                                        nope

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                                                                                                          https://www.sololearn.com/ - great starting point for anyone learning to code.

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                                                                                                            I may have linked this before here but out of everything available to start learning to code online, I think it is way ahead of everything. Mainly down to the fact that it does an assessment at the end of each section which is a piece of code that is automatically graded by a bot that doesn't let you move on without a certain score. It means you get constant and direct feedback as you work through the course. Anyone who finishes this course will have a really good starting base. It is all free and you just need to set up the environment as per the instructions to get access to the grading tool.

                                                                                                            https://java-programming.mooc.fi/
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                                                                                                              Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                                              It's my first time doing any online course, so nothing really to compare it to. Most of the content is lifted from the videos in that Udemy course DP posted, that and other more general stuff from microsoft. It was free to do anyway, and a free token to do that MTA test.
                                                                                                              Ive done that exam

                                                                                                              It's not hard difficult but it is very hard timewise

                                                                                                              38-40 questions in 45 minutes and if yer unlucky like me you get 38 long questions (it's supposed to be a mix of long and short)

                                                                                                              Questions aren't any harder btw just time burners

                                                                                                              Doesn't leave much time and the practice exams are way easier so it was a shock how little time I had (I've done an MTA before and was finished in 25 minutes)

                                                                                                              I ran out of time, didn't answer 6-7 and still passed (pass is 70%) so even with the time constraints it was ok

                                                                                                              id say really learn the stuff, understanding it is easy but makes the questions a bit harder

                                                                                                              Good thing, if you take my advice is... You will learn the stuff and be advanced of the exam by time you get to it
                                                                                                              PMA

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                                                                                                                Masters data science guy that I hired started on Tuesday. Smashing it out of the park already, he had prototype dashboards designed by Tuesday evening lol
                                                                                                                Don't care if he makes my managerial life hell, he untangled something in an hour this afternoon that had 2 of our directors and finance guy chasing their tails through spreadsheets for a month.
                                                                                                                His masters and degree focused on R, is there a transition course to pivot from that to Python?
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                                                                                                                  Will pick up python in no time if he's good at R.
                                                                                                                  Pandas <=> tibble / data.frame

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                                                                                                                    A fun read. If Trump Is alive this time next year I'll be very surprised.
                                                                                                                    https://secondnexus.com/donald-trump-andrew-cuomo-army

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                                                      I'm nearly finished A Gentleman in Moscow, I'll give it a week or two to settle in after I'm finished before I comment but I've got more notes and questions than I usually do from a novel.

                                                                                                                      I almost gave up before it stopped being an adult Enid Blyton and started being quite wonderful but I suspect there is too much of it underpinned by a yearning for the days before the revolution.
                                                                                                                      How far do I have to go before I get to that?

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by mocata View Post
                                                                                                                        Masters data science guy that I hired started on Tuesday. Smashing it out of the park already, he had prototype dashboards designed by Tuesday evening lol
                                                                                                                        Don't care if he makes my managerial life hell, he untangled something in an hour this afternoon that had 2 of our directors and finance guy chasing their tails through spreadsheets for a month.
                                                                                                                        His masters and degree focused on R, is there a transition course to pivot from that to Python?
                                                                                                                        Wouldn't be a course he would do imo. Just googling the difference initially. It's all very straightforward. Largely involves learning that Python has adopted the logical solution to everything, while R has adopted the complex solution.
                                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                          The datacamp python course is absolutely brilliant. It's a much better way to learn than watching videos on Coursera. I did both. https://www.datacamp.com/courses/int...r-data-science

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