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Posted: January 18, 2021, 6:43 AM Post
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nodakfan17 said:
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This is not directed at you Wallus, just society in general, but why do people go into lottery craze when we get 500M jackpots but when it's 100M it's just the regulars?

Do the people that believe the lottery is worth playing feel like 500M is life changing money but 100M is not worth their time?


I only buy them a couple times a year so I just wait til they are super high.

This is rational behavior. Under most circumstances, the expected value of a $2 lottery ticket is far less than $2. However, after a jackpot rolls over enough, the expected value of a $2 lottery ticket can become greater than $2. At this point, it becomes prudent to play the lottery.


Does this account for the greatly increased chance of a split?


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Posted: January 18, 2021, 4:06 PM Post
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adambr2 said:
This is not directed at you Wallus, just society in general, but why do people go into lottery craze when we get 500M jackpots but when it's 100M it's just the regulars?

Do the people that believe the lottery is worth playing feel like 500M is life changing money but 100M is not worth their time?


IDK, for me it's because I'm only going to buy $5 worth of tickets once or twice a year, if that, so may as well be the biggest ones.


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Posted: January 18, 2021, 5:53 PM Post
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From a strict statistical point of view, the higher the jackpot the higher your expected outcome is. Or really, the less your expected loss is.


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Posted: January 19, 2021, 1:33 PM Post
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Yes, but splitting the jackpot lowers the outcome too. And as more people join, your odds of winning don't change, just the odds of splitting.


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Posted: January 19, 2021, 3:19 PM Post
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I started watching the Mandalorian last night. I must say I was disappointed. He didn't fix instruments of any kind let alone tiny guitars.

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


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Posted: January 19, 2021, 6:35 PM Post
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nodakfan17 said:
wallus said:
adambr2 said:
This is not directed at you Wallus, just society in general, but why do people go into lottery craze when we get 500M jackpots but when it's 100M it's just the regulars?

Do the people that believe the lottery is worth playing feel like 500M is life changing money but 100M is not worth their time?


I only buy them a couple times a year so I just wait til they are super high.

This is rational behavior. Under most circumstances, the expected value of a $2 lottery ticket is far less than $2. However, after a jackpot rolls over enough, the expected value of a $2 lottery ticket can become greater than $2. At this point, it becomes prudent to play the lottery.


This is why slot machines with progressive jackpots have very large and beautiful casinos and hotels built around them.


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Posted: January 19, 2021, 9:16 PM Post
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Thurston Fluff said:
I started watching the Mandalorian last night. I must say I was disappointed. He didn't fix instruments of any kind let alone tiny guitars.


Season three: Mando gets his tiny orange farm.


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Posted: January 20, 2021, 2:34 PM Post
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Thurston Fluff said:
I started watching the Mandalorian last night. I must say I was disappointed. He didn't fix instruments of any kind let alone tiny guitars.


Isn't it the prequel of Back To The Future?


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Posted: January 26, 2021, 11:19 AM Post
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El Paso is closer to San Diego than it is Houston.


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Posted: January 27, 2021, 10:49 AM Post
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I started reading "Living on the Black" which follows Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina during the 2007 season so I did some digging into Mussina's career because I really don't remember much about him. He must be the most underrated and unheralded pitcher of all time. I remember when he got into the HOF a couple years ago thinking he wasn't deserving and only got in because he spent half his career with the Yankees. Looking at his numbers had he been with a halfway decent team early in his career instead of the Orioles he's probably a 300 game winner and would have gotten a lot more notoriety.


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 5:59 PM Post
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I've always been curious of all the analytics that go into all the food delivery services and how they determine extra pay for drivers. Obviously its tied to supply and demand but today for example I got paid quite handsomely for working in the "snow" during lunch but won't get an extra dime for actually working in the snow.

Either way I'll take it, I got to get paid well today and I don't have to work while driving on the bad roads.


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 6:58 PM Post
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stalton said:
I've always been curious of all the analytics that go into all the food delivery services and how they determine extra pay for drivers. Obviously its tied to supply and demand but today for example I got paid quite handsomely for working in the "snow" during lunch but won't get an extra dime for actually working in the snow.

Either way I'll take it, I got to get paid well today and I don't have to work while driving on the bad roads.


How have your tips been during the pandemic? We've been tipping way more than usual for deliveries.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: February 04, 2021, 7:14 PM Post
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homer said:
stalton said:
I've always been curious of all the analytics that go into all the food delivery services and how they determine extra pay for drivers. Obviously its tied to supply and demand but today for example I got paid quite handsomely for working in the "snow" during lunch but won't get an extra dime for actually working in the snow.

Either way I'll take it, I got to get paid well today and I don't have to work while driving on the bad roads.


How have your tips been during the pandemic? We've been tipping way more than usual for deliveries.


Surprisingly well actually. This was only supposed to be a very temp gig and several months later, I typically average 20 to 25 bucks an hour.


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 6:11 AM Post
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nodakfan17 said:
El Paso is closer to San Diego than it is Houston.


I always found it odd that Atlanta is farther west than Detroit yet Atlanta is considered as an "east coast" city and Detroit is considered a "midwest" one.


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 6:30 AM Post
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jjgott said:
nodakfan17 said:
El Paso is closer to San Diego than it is Houston.


I always found it odd that Atlanta is farther west than Detroit yet Atlanta is considered as an "east coast" city and Detroit is considered a "midwest" one.


Atlanta is about 175 miles from the ocean and it’s state has a huge part of the coastline. 3.5 hour drive to ocean.

Detroit is about 500 miles from the ocean, it doesn’t border the ocean, any state it borders doesn’t touch the ocean, and any state bordering the states it borders doesn’t touch the ocean. Nearly 10 hours to get to ocean.


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 12:16 PM Post
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Cincinnati is weird. Whenever I go there it feels like the midwest, the south, and east coast all at the same time.


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 12:53 PM Post
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Cincinnati is weird. Whenever I go there it feels like the midwest, the south, and east coast all at the same time.


Their chili is weird too. I like it but is it really chili?

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 12:59 PM Post
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I love Skyline chili, but I consider it like spaghetti. I also like Grippos BBQ chips, speaking of Cincinnati.


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Posted: February 05, 2021, 2:38 PM Post
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If I want Skyline chili I go to Real Chili in Milwaukee. Same thing.

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Posted: February 05, 2021, 2:43 PM Post
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Whenever I see or hear skyline chili I think of the Ron White skit.


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