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re: Article: Warren Tax Plan Would Bring Rates Over 100% for Some - buckeye_vol
[quote]Land owners pay property taxes every year based on the present value of their property[/quote]And they’re terrible since you can never really own land if you have to pay someone to own it or they’ll take it away. But as terrible as property taxes are, at least they are allocated to things ...
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re: Article: Warren Tax Plan Would Bring Rates Over 100% for Some - buckeye_vol
[quote] a person who has somehow acquired a huge amount of capital yet is pretty bad at allocating it, and therefore is the exact type of person we should not be designing policy around[/quote]Yep. When I think of example of people who are bad at allocating capital, the like of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezo...
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re: James Wiseman can return January 12th - buckeye_vol
[quote]He can just take out federal subsidized student loans. [/quote]First year undergrads can only take out a maximum of $5,500 on federal direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans combined if considered dependent (which I’m guessing he is) or $9,500 if considered independent, and there is a maximu...
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re: Ohio St fans to boycott ESPN Gameday - buckeye_vol
[quote]Ohio State fans make themselves look like asses at every opportunity.[/quote]Sure, since every fan base has them, and the larger it is, the more there are. But this “boycott” is apparently based on a few of random people on Twitter. It’s not even on the OSU message boards that I follow (24...
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re: Ohio St fans to boycott ESPN Gameday - buckeye_vol
[quote]Ohio St fans to boycott ESPN Gameday[/quote]As an OSU grad currently sitting a few miles from campus surrounded by a bunch of other OSU grads and fans, I had no idea what you're talking about even after going to the OSU message boards and the OSU beat-writers' twitter accounts. It wasn't ...
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re: Lakers thread: tonight against OKC - buckeye_vol
[quote]I'm surprised Westbrook didn't do it yet.[/quote]Well he’s only played one single game against OKC, and he was an assist away from it. It’s not really surprising at all given that....
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re: True or False regarding the CFP - buckeye_vol
[quote]538, much more reliable, puts them at 13%,to make the playoffs. [/quote]I’m a big fan of 538 and they do a good job with all of their metrics (PT board disagrees with me on election data though). That being said, what are you basing the better reliability on though?...
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re: If OSU loses to Penn State - buckeye_vol
[quote]Understand and agree. But the 19 point dog is quite telling for two top 8 teams.[/quote]Yeah. All of the win probability projections give OSU better than an 80% chance of winning. I just hope they don’t have a poor start like the last 2 seasons, but I’m optimistic they won’t with a better def...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]It's just crazy for this age to predict with such a variable on the human emotion being assumed as a consistent output.[/quote]I don’t think I’m following completely. It looks like you’re arguing that some player’s specific circumstance could result in a significant emotional response which c...
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re: If OSU loses to Penn State - buckeye_vol
[quote]Peen State is a nineteen point dog to Ohio State. Given they just beat Indiana by 7, a team Ohio State beat by 41, the odds aren't in the Nittany Lions favor.[/quote]OSU is clearly the favorite based on the result of all 10 games, but the whole transitive property using one common opponent fo...
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re: If OSU loses to Penn State - buckeye_vol
[quote]Of what recent history would you point to from the CFB world and Committee that has a 1-loss Big10 team stay ahead of a 1-loss Bama team? [/quote]Well we don’t have any historical comparison with Alabama’s heisman finalist QB out for the season. ...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]Some factors I like about Vegas lines for College Teams is that the wise-guys use a lot of data points that never show up in any stat category that you would not really consider in determining who wins and by how much. [/quote]I actually think that vegas having some inside information somewha...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]the polls used will most certainly NOT include, if not strictly but overwhelmingly, margin of victory. [/quote]I disagree. With ESPN ($$$$) pushing FPI and now SP+, both of which account for MOV, and 2 of the most widely known and accurate metrics and most of the other widely known accurate o...
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re: Who would be best equipped to win the CFP with a backup QB? - buckeye_vol
[quote]This. OSU w/o Fields would have to keep up with LSU's offense. LSU w/o Burrow would have to deal with OSU's defense. Neither is very promising.[/quote]The one thing I do feel good about is that the rest of the offense is very good (Dobbins/Teague, OL, playmaking receivers) and the offensive c...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]Using the aforementioned FPI. I don't see the relevance in ranking teams based on how they'll perform going forward. I want to rank them based on what they've already done.[/quote]I think that this is more of a distinction used to advertise the model since predictive analytics and all its var...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]That's an insane statement.[/quote]Well then you must find science to be insane, because one of the quickest ways to get a research article rejected, is to turn a continuous outcome variable into a discrete outcome variable and analyze the data using the discrete variable. I even had an artic...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]how much I loathe the predictive indicators, so I've been very consistent in that regard.[/quote]Why do you loathe them? And would you prefer? Ranking based solely on the subjective evaluations of a bunch of people and without the use of those loathsome models to help them?[quote]You've kinda...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]Why is that or what logic are they using that is different from say the AP poll?[/quote]The obvious difference is that the polls are based on the subjective, ordinal aggregate rankings of a bunch of people with multiple standards for their rankings (wisdom of the crowd concept) whereas Sagari...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]Just because the numbers are correct does not mean the inputs "make sense."[/quote]But you're arguing that the OUTPUT is incorrect, which is odd from someone who had advocated for "process over results," "objectivity over subjectivity," and "large sample of events over a single event" for yea...
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re: CFB Advanced Metrics and Computer Polls, Week 13 - buckeye_vol
[quote]As if lazily quoting that little excerpt from the top of the rankings somehow explains things that inherently make no fricking sense[/quote]3 of the top 5 and 5 of the top 9 (the 10th wasn't an actual model) predictive measures of game outcomes have Alabama rated higher than LSU. And the rem...
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