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  • Northwood schoolgirl 'beats' Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein

    10/13/2012 5:00:09 PM PDT · 58 of 100
    Black_Shark to UCANSEE2

    Think of it in terms of “time” and not “speed” and it will make sense.

    It is fundamentally a time, not speed, problem. Took me a min or two to wrap my head around it which is why I am not a physicist but rather an economist.

    I despise Physics. Makes my head hurt. ;)

  • The 10 Best Central Bankers In The World (Guess who's not on the list...)

    08/25/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT · 6 of 12
    Black_Shark to wardaddy

    A central bank’s “job” is price stability and to attempt to keep unemployment near the natural rate of unemployment (~4% in the US). I’d say that those two factors are the best factors in judging whether a CB is doing it’s job.

    Quality of jobs matters but that’s not a CB job to worry about.

  • The 10 Best Central Bankers In The World (Guess who's not on the list...)

    08/25/2012 7:57:05 AM PDT · 3 of 12
    Black_Shark to SeekAndFind

    NIGERIA!?!? I’m sorry but that is funny right there... 23% unemployment and 12% inflation. Great job. The others on the list I tend to agree with but I think that Nigeria is a tad ridiculous.

  • Serena flubs crowning moment

    08/05/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT · 66 of 67
    Black_Shark to stormer

    Sigh. For a grown man (supposedly) you really are quite immature and sad.

    Have a nice (quite laughable) life.

  • Serena flubs crowning moment

    08/05/2012 9:53:42 PM PDT · 64 of 67
    Black_Shark to stormer

    Yes, I got my ass kicked so often that I was one of the top players in North Carolina. Good one you bloody idiot.

    If you actually WATCHED and PLAYED tennis you might understand my argument. Tennis is a game of dignity and class. Federer embodies this (just watch him play) along with Nadal and others. I don’t have a problem with emotion but the Williams sisters have always been rude and crass (Serena jumping down that poor woman’s throat in a recent match...). They’re phenomenal players with amazing talent but unpleasant people overall. The same could have been said for John McEnroe during his prime. My opinion of course.

    Btw, next time you insult me, actually know what you’re talking about. Makes you look less ignorant (hard for you I know).

    For a history of tennis, Wikipedia is a nice place to start. Or you can read the rule book at USTA which contains all the etiquette rules (not that they’re enforced at the pro level sigh...) and educate yourself on how tennis should be played.

    Have a nice day!

  • Serena flubs crowning moment

    08/05/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT · 50 of 67
    Black_Shark to Black_Shark

    What she should have done, in my opinion, was take the flag, cry some, and show some dignity. No dance moves (tango, “Crip walk” whatever) are appropriate in the world of Tennis.

  • Serena flubs crowning moment

    08/05/2012 1:23:43 PM PDT · 49 of 67
    Black_Shark to stormer

    Apparently most of the posters here do not understand Tennis nor its rules of etiquette. What Serena did was an absolute embarrassment and displayed an utter lack of class.

    To be clear, her fist pumping and yelling while looking at her opponent is also in clear violation of Tennis etiquette rules. She should be penalized according to the rulebook ( I should know, I got whacked with point penalties, etc. for the same stunt) but being that she’s a “superstar” it ain’t happening.

    Serena and Venus both are a blight upon the world of Tennis. If they had some class and dignity maybe the tennis world would not be having this discussion right now. After all, you don’t see Federer, Juan Carlos Del Potro, or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga acting like that do you? They show class.

  • Roger Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title (And a record 17th Grand Slam Title)

    07/10/2012 2:21:05 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    Black_Shark to varmintman

    Add into your calculation the energy required to take the 1+ extra step to REACH the ball and then the 1+ extra step to move back into position after hitting the ball.

    That’s a minimum of 2 extra steps in order to hit the 2 vs. the 1.

  • Roger Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title (And a record 17th Grand Slam Title)

    07/10/2012 5:57:56 AM PDT · 18 of 20
    Black_Shark to varmintman

    Haha?

    Del Potro won that much for a variety of reasons (working the backhand is included) but maybe you missed Murray vs. Federer where Federer’s backhand absolutely CRUSHED Murray’s backhand? There is ALOT more that goes into a stroke than racquet head movement. Go play competitive tennis for a few years and you’ll understand where I’m coming from.

    In regards to Venus beating Federer with only backhands, this proves you have no idea what you’re talking about. None. Venus would be blown off the court by the power of Fed’s backhand.

    Go play competitive tennis before lecturing people about inefficiencies. What is true on paper isn’t always true in the real world.

  • Roger Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title (And a record 17th Grand Slam Title)

    07/09/2012 6:38:32 PM PDT · 15 of 20
    Black_Shark to Black_Shark

    Edit:

    A second weakness (I suppose) would be that the 1-hander requries near perfect timing every shot or you’ll be shanking the ball into the stands.

  • Roger Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title (And a record 17th Grand Slam Title)

    07/09/2012 6:36:36 PM PDT · 14 of 20
    Black_Shark to varmintman

    Your ignorance on this subject is quite annoying.

    Go watch footage of Federer’s 1-handed return of serve or footage of when he takes the ball early. The racquet starts off low-mid thigh and ends shoulder height. No backswing required.

    The only time you need to take a backswing is when you have plenty of time to set up. Even then, it is a restricted backhand.

    Now, from my own personal experience (I have used both 2 and 1-handed extensively in USTA Junior’s and I was pretty darn good) the 2-handed limits creativity and is pretty darn predictable. It’s reach is also quite limited so it takes more energy to use a 2-handed because one must take 1+ more steps to reach a ball than a 1-handed.

    A 1-handed, on the other hand, has great reach, very unpredictable (easy to conceal a slice or dropshot by making it look like your regular stroke) and can create angles that the 2 can’t hope to match.

    There is more to the stroke than just how much you move the racquet head ya know.

    The ONLY weakness (and it’s a big one) of the 1-hander is the high (above shoulder height) backhand shot. That sucker is HARD. Other than that, the 1-hander is better in every way. The 2-hander is easier to learn and requires less athletic ability to become consistent. That is why it is prevalent.

    But what do I know? I’ve only played tennis for 20 years.

  • Roger Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title (And a record 17th Grand Slam Title)

    07/08/2012 1:47:10 PM PDT · 10 of 20
    Black_Shark to varmintman

    As a former Top 20 North Carolina junior and one who hashed a 2-handed backhand before switching to a 1-handed you are WRONG.

    I hit the ball harder on my backhand than the vast majority of my 2-handed opponents.

    There is a reason the bet players of all time used a 1-handed backhand ya know.

    The 1- handed is the most versatile and dangerous stroke in tennis.

  • Three Education Suggestions that Would Cost the Taxpayer NOTHING and Save BILLIONS!

    07/04/2012 8:58:50 AM PDT · 28 of 99
    Black_Shark to wintertime

    The SAT and ACT as measures of intelligence and responsibility? That’s a horrible idea.

    For example, I NEVER studied in HS (graduated with a 4.32 gpa and top 10% of my class), never once studied for the SAT (made 910 in 7th grade and 1280 senior year without once cracking a book.) Could I have made higher if I studied? Yes. I could have cracked 1400-1500 but at that point in time I didn’t give a crap. Yet, I still scored higher than the vast majority of students.

    And the number 1 problem with this idea? The theory of incentives. You’re giving an incentive to dumb down the tests which they can and will do if our current education system is used as a comparison.

    If anything, model our tests after the tests in Asian countries. That’ll open some eyes.

  • As Growth Ebbs, Brazil Powers Up Its Bulldozers [How Marxists run economies into the ground]

    06/22/2012 7:47:32 AM PDT · 4 of 4
    Black_Shark to Cincinatus' Wife

    Hmm... Command economies using tools that were created by generally free market economies.

    When has a command economy EVER been successful or innovative?

    Stupid NYT

  • EVERYBODY WAKE UP!!!!

    06/15/2012 12:25:11 PM PDT · 166 of 241
    Black_Shark to Salamander

    Darn, that is an escape artist!

    Interesting BP you have. Mine enjoyed watching TV on my lap and was always a healthy eater but I avoided taking her anywhere but my apartment.

    My old roommate had a Burmese Python that just loved to talk, watch TV and slither about. Nice snake.

    My King, on the other hand, was called Loki for a reason ;)

  • EVERYBODY WAKE UP!!!!

    06/15/2012 8:16:04 AM PDT · 98 of 241
    Black_Shark to Salamander

    Congrats!!!!!

    May I suggest a rack? No way in heck that guy (girl?) is getting out of a rack! Literally physically impossible. Snakes also respond very well to this type of home due to their reclusive nature.

    Kept my Florida King, Ball, and Corn in a 4-slot homemade rack (sucker weighed a good 150-200 pounds). Never had an escape problem although the king did launch himself out of the tub during feeding time when I slid it out. He really liked his frigging mouse...

    Sigh, now I’m missing my little guys.

    Btw, take em to the vet and have em checked out. Wild mice tend to have parasites among other nasty things. Would be a crying shame if he/she got sick!

  • Thanks Obamacare: 83% of Doctors Surveyed Say They May Quit

    06/15/2012 7:14:21 AM PDT · 30 of 81
    Black_Shark to Cringing Negativism Network

    Agreed but how do we increase the supply of MD’s without reducing standards? It seems to be a catch-22 here.

  • Thanks Obamacare: 83% of Doctors Surveyed Say They May Quit

    06/15/2012 7:08:53 AM PDT · 25 of 81
    Black_Shark to Cringing Negativism Network

    “Let’s get with those who want to serve, not those who seek only to make a gob of money.”

    Medical School costs upward of $150,000 and 6-8+ years to complete. I would say that the doctors are correct in desiring a high amount of money due to the opportunity costs (and monetary) of attending Med School.

    What other incentive is there for the majority of people besides money? Yes some love the profession but the money is a prime motivating factor for spending all that time and money in school. You take away that incentive and you will have reduced Med School enrollment and lower quality doctors.

    “Money’s fine, but medicine (long long ago) stopped being primarily about medicine, and started being about degrees.”

    What other mechanism do we have to ensure that we have doctors who know what the heck they are doing? What mechanism would you suggest?

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT · 65 of 73
    Black_Shark to NEMDF

    Of course. Haven’t really looked into other states at the CC level. Will look into that.

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 2:35:18 PM PDT · 64 of 73
    Black_Shark to from occupied ga

    I know a good deal of SAS ( econometrically speaking) but R is a PITA. Tried learning it on my own and about threw my computer out the window!

    Not familiar with SQL but I have applied to jobs who prefer those who are familiar with it. NCSU doesn’t use it and I’m assuming it has a high 4, low 5 figure liscensing fee?

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT · 53 of 73
    Black_Shark to mnehring

    A consultant with a B.S. in Econ? If I may ask, how would I go about marketing myself? I am completely ignorant in this capacity (never took any business classes).

    I am confident in my ability to produce forecasts and models along with economic advice but would companies listen to a B.S.?

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT · 51 of 73
    Black_Shark to 2ndDivisionVet

    No but I will now! Thank you.

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:56:26 PM PDT · 47 of 73
    Black_Shark to radiohead

    I agree which is why I chose NCSU! I have applied 2 times to Carolina (First in High School, second as a transfer in econ with a 3.o+ gpa and 3.0+ major gpa) and was refused admittance both times. Didn’t even bother with Grad because they only do PhD and not a terminal Masters.

    NCSU has one of the best stats departments in the nation along with a decently ranked Econ program. It was the best, most economical choice for me once Carolina was out.

    I am attempting to wrangle a TA or RA position but the department is reluctant to give them to Masters students. I am now going to each of my professors who wrote me recommendations and asking them personally if they would like an RA who they know very well and who is a hard worker and wouldn’t mind being a virtual slave! ;)

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:51:39 PM PDT · 45 of 73
    Black_Shark to Bigun

    Yes, I know. My father worked for Goldman Sachs, Maufacturer Hanover among others way back in the day! I am familiar with the lifestyle and the stress involved however it is something I enjoy doing so I would like to pursue it if I can.

    I also love modeling financial markets! For my senior Thesis, I formulated an econometric model of the S&P 500 and used it to predict future movements of the market. Decently accurate, I am still working on it as a hobby because it is so much darn fun! I’m one of those weird guys who has a whiteboard filled with mathematical equations on one wall and a computer screen with a statistical program up on the other.

    I am the very definition of a mathematical economics/financial math nerd!

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:46:48 PM PDT · 40 of 73
    Black_Shark to from occupied ga

    I wish I could :/

    However, my GPA (3.364) is too low for admittance into the NCSU graduate Stats program. Heck, the Econ requirements were a 760+/800 quant score on the GRE!

    That’s why I took the Econ route and plan on obtaining a Master’s Minor in Statistics.

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:43:56 PM PDT · 38 of 73
    Black_Shark to ladyjane

    http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/statistics-rankings

    Carolina is #10, NCSU is #12.

    Also SAS was started at NCSU and has a HUGE presence here! In the Econ program, all of the B.S. students were required to become proficient at statistical modeling using SAS (Proc Reg baby!)! Also, NCSU is one of the best math oriented schools in the SE USA.

    ;)

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:40:39 PM PDT · 34 of 73
    Black_Shark to 2ndDivisionVet

    Thank you but I am already active on a couple of those sites!

    Applied to 16 jobs so far today on CareerBuilder!

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT · 29 of 73
    Black_Shark to mnehring

    The majority of graduates go to Charlotte or the Research Triangle here in Raleigh, NC. $55-60k is a very nice starting salary here unlike NYC or Chicago.

    I have considered alternate career paths. I see a huge demand for statistics and mathematics within industry (Data analysis) however I am finding that the majority of those jobs are being gobbled up by individuals with either A) More experience or B) a higher degree than I have.

    Of course, I keep applying ( applied to 16 jobs this afternoon) hoping I’ll get lucky.

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:34:28 PM PDT · 23 of 73
    Black_Shark to mnehring

    I’ve found this to be true. The only reason I even get interviews is because of my extensive mathematical/statistical background. The economics portion is just a bonus. Employers are much more interested in my ability to forecast and mathematically model situations.

    The MS in Applied Econ would further expand on those mathematical abilities while also teaching me how to apply it to real world business problems.

    I forgot to add: I would be obtaining an MS in APPLIED Economics and not just Economics. Don’t know how I left that out!

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT · 16 of 73
    Black_Shark to NEMDF

    I’ve actually considered the High School teaching position because I tutored quite a few friends in college in both mathematics and economics and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, to teach in NC one must either pass a bunch of education tests or have an education degree.

    To teach beyond high school level, one needs a Masters or above.

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT · 14 of 73
    Black_Shark to MCSP2008

    Goals: Obtain a job in the data analysis/financial analysis industry. Work my way into a trading position (best case scenario) or into a forecasting/statistical modeling position.

    Financially able: The average starting salary of the Masters graduate of this program is ~ $55,000 with variation. Typically go into data analysis and finance thanks to Charlotte.

    Family: Parents fully paid for my undergraduate. I personally am responsible for my graduate.

    This degree is necessary for my career. However, is now the right time to acquire it?

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:23:21 PM PDT · 10 of 73
    Black_Shark to dmz

    That would be the preferred option however I am making the assumption that I will not have a job in the finance/data analysis industry within 2.5 months.

    If I acquire a job, all of this will be moot! :D

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT · 4 of 73
    Black_Shark to brivette

    Eh, it’s worth a try because there are some FReepers with experience in this area that I am sorely lacking.

    Plus, trying to get a straight answer out of the University is akin to herding cats. A darn waste of time.

  • To go or not to go? (Graduate School advice needed)

    06/11/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT · 1 of 73
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  • 13 Tech Sounds You Just Don’t Hear Anymore

    06/07/2012 1:41:15 PM PDT · 68 of 97
    Black_Shark to US Navy Vet

    My computer still makes a “beep” every time it starts up to let me know that it is “good to go”. Then again, my computer is custom-built and I know every part down to the last wire in it.

  • German teen solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton

    05/31/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT · 38 of 40
    Black_Shark to OldNavyVet

    Ahh.. Good ole Trig. The reason I would never be successful as an engineer or physicist and why I chose to be an economist/econometrician.

    No trig beyond the pure math classes I have to take and then I can memorize the angle formulas, unit circle, derivatives, integrals, etc. and call it a day. Never have to use it in my actual profession thank god.

    In regards to the solution, I am assuming that g = gravity, alpha = constant, v = velocity but what is u? Remember, all of my math has been applied to economics and finance NOT physics. In fact, I haven’t taken physics since high school haha.

  • Citigroup Lost $20 Million on Facebook IPO Trades

    05/25/2012 10:39:12 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    Black_Shark to unixfox

    Hardly.

    Investing and Gambling are not one and the same. Investing is about logic and analytical thinking more than luck (thought that is involved to some degree) and a bank like Citi losing $20-30 million? That’s called a rounding error.

  • Obama spending binge never happened (Barf Alert?)

    05/23/2012 6:46:41 AM PDT · 17 of 29
    Black_Shark to needmorePaine

    The growth rate may be 0% or whatever it is but Obama is still spending more than any president in history. For example:

    3.56 trillion
    3.561trillion
    3.57 trillion

    That gives a growth rate of ~ 0% yet the total amount of dollars spent is ~ 10.5 trillion. These numbers are similar to Obamas.

    The author is either a blithering idiot or thinks his material is read by blithering idiots.

  • Did White House Doctor Photo of President "Throwing" Football?

    05/21/2012 7:23:53 PM PDT · 89 of 96
    Black_Shark to therightliveswithus

    The guy can’t throw a baseball correctly and yet the WH claims he can throw a football with near perfect form?

    I don’t even need to see the picture to know it’s BS...

  • Vanity: Anyone been to military high school or sent a child to one?

    05/21/2012 4:14:37 PM PDT · 59 of 66
    Black_Shark to Tennessean4Bush

    They do their best but adults aren’t always around and these boys will find a way to get to you if you make em mad.

    Here’s how it really works: Each company has an intense rivalry with all of the other companies except for Band and Staff which are universally frowned upon. You pick a fight with a guy from another company, you will encounter some form of retribution from the guy’s company.

    In regards to fights within the company: Boxing matches were a regular event within the company when the sergeant major wasn’t around and fights happen generally every week or so. You get caught boxing, however, and you’ll wish you were dead.

    Maybe they cleaned shop after I left but it was a rough place when I was there. Then again, I didn’t back down from any kid so I probably had more than my fair share haha.

    A candid example of the “roughness” of the kids: About midway through my first semester a kid got his butt whupped (unfairly I might add). He then went to his room and started making a shank. We had to wrestle him down and take it from him before he did some serious damage. This kid was mentally unstable and was almost always in some form of trouble.

    Another example: I was participating in an company event called a SMI (Saturday Morning Inspection) on a Friday night. I was sitting in the hallway polishing my shoes when I got cold cocked by a large individual. The fight lasted about 30 seconds and by the end of it the “kid” told me to watch my back because “I got it coming”. I had never spoken to him before this event. Never had any interaction ever. He was later expelled for filming a beat down of a kid and laughing while stomping on his head.

    As I said: It’s a rough place filled with rough kids and while the Sergeant Majors, etc. do an EXCELLENT job of keeping order they ain’t around 24/7. I will say they are quick to break up fights and they do their best to make sure everyone is safe but you’re dealing with future inmates here.

  • Vanity: Anyone been to military high school or sent a child to one?

    05/20/2012 11:07:07 PM PDT · 51 of 66
    Black_Shark to Tennessean4Bush

    Btw, Camden feeds directly into The Citadel down in Charleston, S.C. and that is an excellent school. From what I’ve heard, it guarantees you a job in SC due to the extensive alumni network in the state.

    Got a few friends there too if you want some input on that.

  • Vanity: Anyone been to military high school or sent a child to one?

    05/20/2012 11:03:35 PM PDT · 50 of 66
    Black_Shark to Tennessean4Bush

    I attended Camden Military Academy from 2006-2007 (Junior Year of High School) and know all of the officers and administrators quite well.

    Some background: I just graduated with honors from NC State with a B.S. - Economics and am starting my Masters in Economics Monday at NC State.

    My view on Camden: It is a horrible school academically and is really only for troubled children. I went due to respect issues with my parents (no legal issues, just the typical backtalk, yada yada) yet I was always an AP/Honors student and always achieved high grades before and after the “Camden experience”. I slept through most of my Camden classes and made A’s in all of them.

    Due to the fact that I had no behavior issues and performed very well academically and athletically I was left alone for the most part by the officers.

    The other kids, however, that’s a whole nother story. I WOULD NOT send your kid there if he can’t handle himself in a fight. My father said that the one good thing that came out of Camden was that I learned how to fight/defend myself. This especially holds true if the kid is like me: smart, athletic (Captain and MVP of both Varsity Tennis and Varsity XC) and confident. I equate it to a jail type of environment. You piss off the wrong guy, you’re going to either get A) jumped and put in the hospital or B) something much worse and end up in the hospital. The kids there are that rough.

    From what I’ve heard of the other schools, they are all the similar.

    However, I gained a healthy new respect for my parents and it turned me from a boy into a man. Plus, I learned how to take care of myself in a good scrap :D

    PM me if you would like names of the adult officers/administrators who I found made an impact.

  • Are Baby Boomers Stealing Jobs from the Young? (Part 1)

    05/13/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT · 297 of 313
    Black_Shark to Cringing Negativism Network

    Thank you and I also apologize.

    My last post to you was very rash and written while I was frustrated.

    I need to learn not to post while frustrated :D

  • Chinese Physicists Teleport Photons Over 100 Kilometers

    05/13/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · 37 of 60
    Black_Shark to FredZarguna

    Umm.... I think I understand why I went into Econ and not Physics ;)

    That pretty much went right over my head.

    “However, since an observer at distance cannot know the state of our “nearby” photon (which is remote from his point of view) without exchanging state descriptions with us, there is actually no information being transmitted until an ordinary radio transmission (or pony express rider, or some other conventional information process) actually verifies the content. Roughly, the particles “know” they have been changed (”spooky action at a distance,” in Einstein’s words) but this knowledge cannot do anyone any good until ordinary messages can be exchanged. “

    How do particles “know” if they are not sentient?

  • Are Baby Boomers Stealing Jobs from the Young? (Part 1)

    05/13/2012 9:20:19 AM PDT · 296 of 313
    Black_Shark to wm25burke

    I am whining? I seem to remember stating in my posts that “I am going to keep trying, work hard to get my first shot, etc.”

    That’s not whining my friend. That’s called reality and my acceptance of reality and the hard work it takes to get ahead.

  • Are Baby Boomers Stealing Jobs from the Young? (Part 1)

    05/13/2012 9:15:56 AM PDT · 295 of 313
    Black_Shark to DB

    I’m not limiting myself to Economics. Any company that requires data analysis (retail, etc.) I have applied too.

    I described the dilemma my generation is currently facing in this economy earlier. In summary, I’m going to keep applying and interviewing because someone, somewhere will be willing to give me a chance to prove myself. That’s all I need, like Jeremy Lin haha.

    “What us “older” people don’t like hearing is excuses and whining about how someone “stole” your opportunities which sounds a whole lot like entitlement syndrome. Life is hard. Life isn’t fair. We play the hand we’re dealt the best we can. Sometimes we guess wrong and have to start over. Sometimes we fall down, sometimes hard. We try to pick ourselves up and move on without blaming others for the consequences of our choices.”

    I completely agree which is one of the points I was trying to make. Thank you for echoing my sentiments! I also agree with the gentleman who stated that we need to avoid a generation vs. generation war. The older generation needs to mentor us young folks and the young folks need to respect and learn from their elders otherwise we’re all screwed in some way.

  • Chinese Physicists Teleport Photons Over 100 Kilometers

    05/12/2012 8:21:40 PM PDT · 3 of 60
    Black_Shark to Innovative

    “The idea is not that the physical object is teleported but the information that describes it. This can then be applied to a similar object in a new location which effectively takes on the new identity.”

    I’m an economist not a physicist but this doesn’t sound like teleportation to me. Rather it is the transmission of information not the transmission of an object.

    Will someone more enlightened inform an ignorant economist what I’m missing?

  • Are Baby Boomers Stealing Jobs from the Young? (Part 1)

    05/12/2012 8:09:01 PM PDT · 263 of 313
    Black_Shark to bfree

    I never once said or claimed that my generation is superior. I claimed that your generation was superior. Please read my post more carefully next time.

    On the second part of the post: Thank you.

  • A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    05/12/2012 7:43:44 PM PDT · 12 of 61
    Black_Shark to Tijeras_Slim

    Apparently, only a minority know how to basic finance works.

    Scary.

  • A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    05/12/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT · 7 of 61
    Black_Shark to Graybeard58

    An 18 year old doesn’t understand that loans have to be repaid, it’s just “free money”.

    I’m not kidding. It’s that scary.