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by bo_sox48
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 46
Views: 536

Re: How Old are Diplomacy Players

I'm 25, which means that back in the good old days around 2015 when my persona shined through on this forum in such lovable, professional ways I was about 8.
by bo_sox48
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas got what it deserved
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Texas got what it deserved

Texas utilities, including ERCOT, are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas. Their effectiveness at regulating is up for interpretation, but to suggest that ERCOT along with Texas telecomms and utilities are not heavily regulated is asinine. Rick Perry certainly did his best to remov...
by bo_sox48
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas got what it deserved
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Texas got what it deserved

Well if we take a look at some empirical evidence, you have 49 states, most of which deal with much worse than Texas just did every year, that didn't have power fluctuations, didn't see any grid outages and only small grid weaknesses in far colder conditions, and didn't risk the collapse of basic ci...
by bo_sox48
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas got what it deserved
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Texas got what it deserved

There was a colder weak polar vortex event in 1899, so this event had precedence in Texas even if it is unusual. Under strong -AO, a meteorologist would expect a weak polar vortex and perhaps a cold dam in February of all times. A month following a sudden stratospheric warming we expect cold outbrea...
by bo_sox48
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: MAFIA 64 - The Z Files - Game Thread [HIDDEN]
Replies: 9468
Views: 52655

Re: MAFIA 64 - The Z Files - Game Thread [HIDDEN]

I deleted suspicious links, and those posts that quoted them. Carry on.
by bo_sox48
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

The fact that people are actually saying that all these hedge fund managers are held accountable for breaking the rules like a month after worst-person-on-Earth Steve Cohen bought a baseball team in New York City and was cheered on as the rich guy here to save the day is just laughable.
by bo_sox48
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

but if 10 hedge fund managers sat together in a ritzy hotel lobby drinking obscenely expensive scotch and agreed to pump and dump a stock and agreed on profit targets, is that market manipulation? Yes. That's....that's actually a textbook example of market manipulation. That’s right, it technically...
by bo_sox48
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

Hedges never manipulate the market, oh no. I don’t know the regulations around market manipulation, but if 10 hedge fund managers sat together in a ritzy hotel lobby drinking obscenely expensive scotch and agreed to pump and dump a stock and agreed on profit targets, is that market manipulation? If ...
by bo_sox48
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

I thought these were "hedge" funds. Surely they would have hedged their shorts with call options? I am not a fan of what is happening here. Yes, there will be some "ordinary" people that make out like bandits...and some hedge funds are getting hurt. But new hedge funds likely have joined the party ...
by bo_sox48
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

RoganJosh wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:13 pm
What difference does that make?
It means my stake is sold, and you implied that I was unable to speak objectively because I had a stake.
by bo_sox48
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

RoganJosh wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:14 pm
I mean, I hope you realize that you're one of them now.
I sold out on Thursday, so no, not really.
by bo_sox48
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

If my 8000% profits are typical of a pyramid scheme, I need to find more pyramid schemes. What this is is market manipulation of the same type that those hedge funds and money managers employ regularly. People my age (25), which I suspect is most of the “retail” investing crowd, remember 2008 quite ...
by bo_sox48
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds
Replies: 48
Views: 1431

Re: Gamestop, AMC, and the Angry Hedge Funds

Off Topic seems appropriate, given the subject matter is not inherently political. Personally, sticking it to the hedge fund managers and massive capital firms for the last year and a half since I got involved has been a purely apolitical venture and in my mind the answers to these above questions a...
by bo_sox48
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cryptocurrency
Replies: 58
Views: 5434

Re: Cryptocurrency

Probably will, because I can't access my wallet due to "connection issues" and I assume I'm not the only one lmao
by bo_sox48
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots not entering orders
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Bots not entering orders

They should be submitting orders again now.
by bo_sox48
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots not entering orders
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Bots not entering orders

I do, and I'm looking into it. Fairbot is entering orders, so you're welcome to play FvA games in the meanwhile.
by bo_sox48
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: papa brainbomb
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: papa brainbomb

We’ll take all the new membership we can get.
by bo_sox48
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Starting Reliability Rating Inaccurate
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Starting Reliability Rating Inaccurate

Hi IshGish, the above answers are technically correct but realistically this is something we need to fix. Thanks for pointing it out.
by bo_sox48
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tim Hortons can Suck Hard
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Tim Hortons can Suck Hard

I came here thinking this was a Dunkin ad