| Money Talk|| re: Coursera Python Class Discussion Thread - tokenBoiler on 3/1/14 at 11:09 pm|
[quote]How's the pacing on this Python course.?
About a year ago I started the MIT Python class on EdX and had to tap out three weeks into the course after spending nearly 10 hours on one problem set and not getting my work accepted. I think most people in the class agreed that it was very fast m...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone know about driving in Chicago? - tokenBoiler on 3/1/14 at 10:52 pm|
If you're going to be out walking, make sure you've got some boots that will stand up to slush, both keeping your feet dry and giving you traction.
Nobody cares how you look -- dress warm however you make it happen. If you sweat under your clothes, though, you'll end up miserable.
| Olympics Board|| re: can someone exlplain slolem skiing to me? - tokenBoiler on 2/25/14 at 5:50 pm|
[link=(http://deadspin.com/the-non-skiers-guide-to-ski-racing-and-ski-crashing-1519289681)]Deadspin[/link] has a good writeup that doesn't get into the specifics of rules, but makes the races more understandable (and they have other good writeups of various aspects of ski racing)...
| Olympics Board|| re: can someone exlplain slolem skiing to me? - tokenBoiler on 2/25/14 at 5:34 pm|
[link=(http://www.fis-ski.com/mm/Document/documentlibrary/AlpineSkiing/02/03/07/icr_16.07.13.clean_Neutral.pdf)]Here[/link] are all the rules (PDF file -- slalom is on page 85).
None of the sticks are ignored, it's just that the fastest way usually takes you much closer to some than others. What...
| Money Talk|| re: The best computer language skills for obtaining financial programming jobs - tokenBoiler on 2/23/14 at 10:15 pm|
[quote]* experience with Bloomberg machines or Fiserv software tools like APL [/quote]
If you're looking at an environment where APL would be useful, you might also want to look into its descendants, kdb+ and q
Take a look at the home page at kx.com and note ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who was/is the Greatest, Most Badass Warrior of all Time? - tokenBoiler on 2/16/14 at 11:31 pm|
Any random Gurkha.
[link=(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1393355/Hero-Gurkha-handed-bravery-medal-Queen-said-I-thought-I-going-die--I-tried-kill-I-could.html)]And somewhat more recently.[/link]
| SEC Rant|| re: So. This just went across my twitter feed.. - tokenBoiler on 2/10/14 at 1:09 pm|
[quote]how 'bout some cliff notes, Tolstoy
"I wanna stir up some shit, but I don't have a spatula so I'll just stick my head in it and blow bubbles."
| SEC Rant|| re: Who is the most bizarre sports alum from your school? - tokenBoiler on 2/4/14 at 8:30 pm|
My housemate was his freshman physics tutor....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Looking for some vacation ideas for the wife and I - tokenBoiler on 2/3/14 at 1:47 am|
Or Steamboat Springs, and a lot of change from your 2k.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Learning programming languages on your own? - tokenBoiler on 1/31/14 at 10:14 pm|
For python, I recommend MIT's OpenCourseware.
Course 6.00SC is introductory CS, in Python, with video lectures, problem sets, exams with solutions, etc.
| SEC Rant|| re: Say Goodbye to Adidas Tennessee - tokenBoiler on 1/31/14 at 11:26 am|
| SEC Rant|| re: Say Goodbye to Adidas Tennessee - tokenBoiler on 1/31/14 at 10:36 am|
Are all SEC fans so obsessed with fashion design?
Do you have a forum thread for Broadway show tunes, too?
| O-T Lounge|| re: What snow does to Birmingham, AL (surrounding areas) - tokenBoiler on 1/29/14 at 2:08 pm|
And of course, there's always Russia:
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAFPDqQ7Yk)]How to pass[/link]...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What snow does to Birmingham, AL (surrounding areas) - tokenBoiler on 1/29/14 at 1:53 pm|
[quote]Ice isnt hard to drive on, but keep using that as an excuse.
Then you've never actually tried to drive on actual ice....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What snow does to Birmingham, AL (surrounding areas) - tokenBoiler on 1/29/14 at 1:48 pm|
[quote]Also, what made it really bad was that the roads were all pretty warm - temps had been in the 60s on Sunday, so the snow that fell at first melted, but the temps dropped as the day went on, so all that melt then froze, and then had snow stick on top of it.[/quote]
I think a lot of the inte...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What snow does to Birmingham, AL (surrounding areas) - tokenBoiler on 1/29/14 at 1:44 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: Best Literature for a Stock Market N00b - tokenBoiler on 1/7/14 at 4:20 pm|
Here are a couple of online books: [link=(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24518/24518-h/dvi.html)]Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds[/link]
And another: [link=(http://www.nowandfutures.com/large/Reminiscences_of_a_Stock_Operator_Jesse_Livermore.pdf)]Reminisc...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Stuck in Detroit - tokenBoiler on 1/7/14 at 4:13 pm|
Oh yes. Spend some time there before the rat bastards sell it all to their buddies and ship it off to Switzerland or something.
[quote]The nothing to do in Detroit idea is a myth[/quote]...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Stuck in Detroit - tokenBoiler on 1/7/14 at 4:03 pm|
Ann Arbor is an easy drive if you're there long enough, and is a great college town -- restaurants, bars, music, culture, whatever.
| More Sports Board|| re: Saban to replace Corso on Gameday in a few years? - tokenBoiler on 1/7/14 at 3:36 pm|
[quote]Hope not. Corso brings energy. Saban is a dullard. Plus he's all Ricky Bobby with his hands [/quote]
Corso loves football. Saban loves The Process.
| More Sports Board|| re: Michigan State MLB Max Bullough suspended for Rose Bowl - tokenBoiler on 12/26/13 at 7:55 pm|
[quote]Not sure about this... The dude is an all-big10 academic kinda guy... But ya never know... He is a lock 2nd round pick IMO[/quote]
Maybe got caught with an agent?
| Money Talk|| re: Good blue chip stock for 2014 Roth IRA contribution? - tokenBoiler on 12/23/13 at 5:00 pm|
Just to be different and throw in one that doesn't make everybody's published list -- BDX.
Boomers gettin' old, going to the doctor, getting blood drawn. BD sells the blood drawing consumables (among a lot of other medical supplies and equipment)....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: What's your favorite bible verse(s)? - tokenBoiler on 12/20/13 at 11:21 am|
The one about internet discussion forums, Hebrews 13:8.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever....
| More Sports Board|| re: Mizzou/VT series w/Purdue, Purdue/ND no longer a yearly series - tokenBoiler on 12/19/13 at 3:51 pm|
[quote]Did anyone else not know that this was a rivalry?
Good Lord, man! Have you really never seen "Rudy"?...
| Money Talk|| re: Best reading material for investing? - tokenBoiler on 12/19/13 at 12:45 pm|
Here are a couple of online books:
[link=(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24518/24518-h/dvi.html)]Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds[/link]
| Coaching Changes|| re: Saban: 'I never considered going to Texas' - tokenBoiler on 12/14/13 at 5:13 pm|
Alabama gave him a 2m raise for shits and giggles
I said it before and "I never considered it" just proves it -- Sexton is a freaking GOD.
| More Sports Board|| re: Who's the Most Badass Hockey Player of All Time? - tokenBoiler on 12/12/13 at 5:00 pm|
[quote]O'Reilly really was fearless. The guy had to have a screw loose[/quote]
His nickname was 'Taz' for Tasmanian Devil.
Reasonable call on both him and Orr, who was perfectly capable of mixing it up and taking care of himself, but I'll also throw Derek Sanderson into that mix. O'Reilly was...
| O-T Lounge|| re: A Timeline Of Johnny Manziel’s 21st Birthday - tokenBoiler on 12/6/13 at 3:40 pm|
[quote]Nobody is gonna read that.
I read it; it was actually pretty good.
Didn't mention his Lohan-like parents, though, and you know they'd be there.
| SEC Rant|| re: BCS implications...Warrants in Winston case say... - tokenBoiler on 12/5/13 at 1:21 pm|
[quote]If he forced himself on her charge him.
If she's falsely accusing him they should lock HER arse up.[/quote]
What if they don't have enough evidence to prove either?
| SEC Rant|| re: Are there any Non-Alabama fans pulling for Alabama in the Iron Bowl? - tokenBoiler on 11/25/13 at 2:36 pm|
Now the important thing is whether Meechigan can stand up and pull their shite together to drop a rock on tOSU's pathetic hopes and dreams in a reminiscence of the Big 10 of yore.
(sadly, I wouldn't bet on it, but I'll watch no matter what happens)