1⃣Only looking at the share price
I bought penny stocks at the start
My logic: 100 shares of $1 stock > 1 share of $100 stock
The price of 1 share is meaningless!
What matters is how great the company is!
2⃣Only looking at dividend yield
I bought stocks with 10%+ yields
My logic: 10% yield > 1% yield
The dividend got cut and the share price dropped -- a double-whammy!
A high yield is Wall Street's way of saying "this yield is not sustainable, watch out"
3⃣Selling a great stock early
I bought $DXCM in 2007 for ~$6
I sold it 1 month later after a 15% gain
Current price: $412.58
I was in a rush to take profits, so I missed out on HUGE upside
If the opportunity is huge, hold!
4⃣Not buying a great stock due to valuation
I've made this mistake over and over again
I didn't buy $ZM at $80 because the valuation was "insane"
Current price: $455
If you like everything about the company except the valuation, but some
Even if it's just a little bit
What Is Dark Energy ?
More is unknown than is known. We know how much dark energy there is because we know how it affects the universe's expansion. Other than that, it is a complete mystery.
But it is an important mystery. It turns out that roughly 68% of the universe is dark energy. Dark matter makes up about 27%. The rest - everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter - adds up to less than 5% of the universe.
This diagram reveals changes in the rate of expansion since the universe's birth 15 billion years ago. The more shallow the curve, the faster the rate of expansion. The curve changes noticeably about 7.5 billion years ago, when objects in the universe began flying apart as
a faster rate. Astronomers theorize that the faster expansion rate is due to a mysterious, dark force that is pulling galaxies apart.
WHAT OUR SANATAN DHARMA SAYS IN THIS CONTEXT LET’S TAKE A LOOK
The verses of Taittiriya Aranyaka say that only one pada of the Lord
is this manifested universe and the remaining three padas are outside it.
According to the observations and realizations of ancient seers, nearly eighty percent of this universe is yet of unknown nature which remains inactive during the process of creation (rather, evolution).
"Black Hole Weather Forecasting with Deep Learning: A Pilot Study"
Work by Roberta Duarte (@import_robs), Rodrigo Nemmen (@nemmen) and João Paulo Navarro (from @NVIDIABrasil).
The authors used deep learning to simulate the dynamics of gas accreting onto a black hole, i.e., black hole weather forecasting.
They trained the model (U-Net) with frames from numerical solutions of the hydrodynamical equations.
Numerical simulations are time-consuming. A simple simulation can take as long as 7 days to finish. If we go with more complex simulations, this time may increase.
We want to investigate if deep learning can be a new method to simulate accurately in less time!
In the paper, they discussed two examples:
1- The model simulating only one system after learning only from this system
2- The model simulating an unseen system after training with several systems with different initial conditions
In the first example, they trained the model with a single system and analyzed how the model simulates by iterative predictions.
The result is that the model can simulate up to 8e4 gravitational time accurately with a speed-up of 30000x faster!
We can take comfort, though, in knowing that the chapter #AdamSmith says is about colonies is, in fact, about colonies. (IV.vii) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
Colonies were a vexed subject when #AdamSmith was writing, and they’re even more complicated now. So, before we even get to the tweeting, here’s a link to that thread on Smith and “savage nations.” (IV.vii) #WealthOfTweets
The reason for the ancient Greeks and Romans to settle colonies was straightforward: they didn’t have enough space for their growing populations. Their colonies were treated as “emancipated children”—connected but independent. (IV.vii.a.2) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
(Both these things are in contrast to the European colonies, as we'll see.) (IV.vii.a.2) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
Ancient Greeks and Romans needed more space because the land was owned by an increasingly small number of citizens and farming and nearly all trades and arts were performed by slaves. It was hard for a poor freeman to improve his life. (IV.vii.a.3) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
1. "No president shall be removed from office for treason, bribery, or any other crime or misdemeanor provided a partisan minority of the Senate will protect him (which is always). Impeachment is thus a nullity and presidents can expect impunity." 2/9
2. "Congressional oversight shall be optional. No congressional subpoena or investigative demand shall be binding on a president who chooses to ignore it." 3/9
3. "Congressional appropriations shall be suggestions. The president may choose whether or not to conform with congressional spending laws, and Congress shall have no recourse should a president declare that his own priorities supersede Congress's express will." 4/9
4. "The president shall have authority to make appointments as he sees fit, without the advice and consent of the Senate, provided he deems his appointees to be acting, temporary, or otherwise exempt from the ordinary confirmation process." 5/9
On sustainable success, peak performance, and career advice.
Self-discipline: Pursuing what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it; focus on task hand; showing up consistently, even when you don't want to.
Self-compassion: Being kind to yourself in the midst of struggle; creating space to hold softly what you are feeling.
Research shows clearly that both self-discipline and self-compassion are associated with sustainable peak performance.
Self-discipline is your fuel as you move forward on your respective path. Self-compassion is your guard-rail: it keeps you on course when you go astray.
Self-compassion is especially powerful when things are hard or when you experience failure.
If when you fail you are judgmental and beat yourself up all you are doing is wasting energy. If you are kind to yourself, you can simply get up, adjust, and go again.
Self-compassion makes you fearless.
If you cultivate strong self-compassion you can take risks and fail and go to hard places knowing you can hold it all and still be okay.
It doesn't make hard things less hard; it makes you more able to handle them. (See work: @DennisTirchPhD)
In reality, this is what John Solomon's "SMOKING GUN" says:
Steele was considered reliable (true!), his sources were in a position to report on what they reported on (true!), the reporting corroborated stuff in the report [that, btw, is mostly classified]
This paragraph, for example, includes 3 lies and one exaggeration: First, CIA informed FBI that until 2011, they asked Page questions about the RU intelligence officers trying to recruit him.
That does NOT cover the most alarming thing he did in 2015 or one RU intelligence officer that Page did not tell the CIA about while still an approved contact.
USG had gotten opinions about Steele that weren't entirely favorable (but unsurprising for operations officer), but this is before questions abt source network.
Sharing the learnings I've gathered over the years working in Design, as one-liners.
Starting here ↓
If a state is important to be communicated on a screen, use multiple avenues to reinforce it. Don't mention it once and assumer users will read it where you've put it.
Users glance around and catch loose cues. Multiple avenues increase the odds of successful conveyance.
Take the Pointer approach to designing. Point to where the info is by spreading links across the UI, instead of repeating the same information across multiple screens.
(break this rule sparingly)
Not all screens will need the primary CTA. Don't use your loudest button first just because it's the default style you have in your system.
Modals & bottom sheets work better than painting a fresh page via a reload when conveying additional information.
Fresh pages put the burden of reorientation and of relearning a new screen layout on the user. Keep users on the same page as much as possible.
I mean what would possess anyone to focus on ‘humanizing’ one of the informants/killers but saying nothing about our other martyr, #MarkClark
Why are we not even asking why the founder & head of the Peoria Chapter, #DefenseCaptainMarkClark had to be called in as security?
Why don’t we learn the breadth & brilliance of #ChairmanFredHampton’s strategy? Are we only supposed to learn, like Hoover said, we speak, we die?
I did love #MamaAkuaNjeri’s reading of her poem. That was beautiful. But also beautiful is all the ways the legacy continues in the work of #ChairmanFredHamptonJr
• "Mock press releases / FAQs" for new product pitches
• "6-page memos" instead of Powerpoint
Two former Amazon execs wrote a book called "Working Backwards" detailing the philosophy.
Here are some insights 🧵
2/ The "Working Backwards" playbook
Instead of creating a product then finding customers, Amazon asks "What does the customer need?" and works toward the product.
✅Customer need --> Create product
❌Create product --> Find customer
3/ Write a mock press release
To determine if the customer need makes biz sense, employees write a press release:
• What problem is the new product solving
• Why it's better than existing options
To persuade a customer, the document has to be jargon-free and tell a story.
4/ Press release forces big thinking
You don't write a press release for an incremental improvements.
Creating a product worthy of a press release means really solving a customer problem and going after markets with large TAMs.
5/ Include an FAQ in press release
Addressing every potential customer question can help identify hurdles to getting something to market...and also uncover opportunities.
wow, I think I just rolled a critical failure on my image capture.
I told my script to take a picture of Oblivion and instead got a badly cropped screenshot of Heroes of Might & Magic III, a game I don't even have installed
the endless questions of trying to capture fonts from modern 3D games:
1. what's the native resolution?
2. IS there a native resolution?
it looks cleaner at 1024x768 (earlier one was 640x480)
but not perfect.
nope. I think it's 1024x768, for a simple reason:
this splash screen! it doesn't scale based on resolution, and it seems to be sized the same as 1024x768
✅ An introduction to Price and Volume Action.
Retweet and Like to help Beginners and others !!
There is a saying in the indian stock exchange " Bhav Bhagwan Che ! " which forms the basis for price action and ultimately technical analysis.
Price Action is basically looking at price and the actions/ patterns it made during the tug of war betweern bulls and bears.
Price action helps us identify proper buy and sell areas.
It helps us understand supply and demand zones and based on the patterns we can assume who is going to take ground either bulls or bears.
We use candlestick to understand price action. Candlesticks are technical tools which helps us by providing sessions Open, High, Low & Closing price of that candle in a graphical representation which looks like a candle.
A candle stick is a tug of war between bulls and bears. We come to know who when when looking at closing price. So if the closing is above opening then bull have won and if cloing below open then bears have won. By this you must have understood how important is closing price
Early this morning, @ERCOT_ISO declared a statewide power generation shortfall emergency and asked electricity delivery companies to reduce load through controlled outages in an effort to bring the supply of and demand for electricity back into balance. #houwx #hounews 2/10
As CenterPoint Energy made preparations to follow @ERCOT_ISO's directive to reduce load, we were anticipating outages of 15 minutes to more than an hour. #houwx #hounews 3/10
This morning, conditions for power generation were, & continue to be, very serious; @ERCOT_ISO needs electric companies to reduce their load at a higher level & longer than they originally thought, which in turn is resulting in longer outages for customers. #houwx #hounews 4/10
Unfortunately, if you are a customer who is currently experiencing an outage, you should be prepared to be without power for at least the rest of the day. #houwx #hounews 5/10
Good morning gentlemen of the press.
2. As you are aware, the All Progressives Congress (@OfficialAPCNg ) membership registration started in Kwara State on Feb. 9th 2021.
Ahead of my registration this morning at my polling unit, PU 006, Oro Ward 2, we had sent out our people to monitor the process to ensure compliance with the guidelines stipulated by the party.
The reports from our monitoring teams are out, and I wish to inform you, gentlemen, that sadly, the whole exercise did not comply with the stipulated guidelines.
3. The guidelines stipulate consultation with all stakeholders by the Registration Officials from Abuja. After the botched attempt to have a meeting of stakeholders, due to orchestrated violence...
This is important to realize. The way many of these firms are structured is that they have a pure MM book (keep inventory low, stay hedged, clip spreads) and prop books to express a view. The prop book can trade with the MM book at (to first approximation) mid and a lot of their— macrocephalopod (@macrocephalopod) February 15, 2021
A “pure” market making operation is based on clipping spreads, ie buy low, sell high, keep inventory low, keep risks (eg greeks) tightly hedged. Skew your bid/offer based on your inventory to try and offload it as quickly as possible without impacting your profit too much.
This kind of trading has enormous risk-adjusted returns (Sharpe > 10, ~no down days) but it’s hard to scale it because your P&L is a function of two things — volume and volatility — that you don’t have any control over.
This is a problem because the costs of running a pure MM firm (mainly infrastructure and employee comp) are increasing and profit margins are decreasing. So many firms turn to prop trading as a way to increase P&L at the cost of some Sharpe.
One way to approach this is to make your price skew dependent on factors other than your inventory, eg if you think the market is going up you skew prices a little higher to encourage people to sell to you and discourage them from buying from you.
What about IO/IO? We have long f/u w #CM214 data w nivo/ipi, no doubt (@AlbigesL et al in @myESMO Open). And treatment-free interval discussed by McDermott @BIDMChealth is no doubt impt. But we've known data not as impressive for favorable risk (2/15)
And furthermore, as @ERPlimackMD points out in another tweet, impt to look at primary PD rates (seen in @lalaniMD's table) - nivo/ipi at 19%!!! CR rate used to be something we highlighted w nivo/ipi, but now comparable across studies (3/15)
Okay now to the really tough stuff - comparing TKI/IO regimens. Something interesting I will add to @brian_rini @uromigos table above is the HR for PFS by INVESTIGATOR review. If the diff in HR for PFS by IND review caught your eye, this is even more striking (4/15)
I think INV-assessed PFS is impt, but if you're a skeptic, forget that argument. Turn instead to #QOL with axi/pembro. Kudos to @brian_rini @tompowles1 @ERPlimackMD et al for advocating for QOL in KN-426. @crisbergerot et al have taughts us the importance of these metrics. (5/15)
@BloomsburyBooks, to coverup the @OPCW #Douma controversy, promote US and UK gov. war narratives, and whitewash fraudulent conduct within the OPCW, is an exercise in deception through omission @marydejevsky @freddiesayers
1) 2000 words are devoted to the OPCW controversy regarding the alleged chemical weapon attack in #Douma, Syria in 2018 but critical material is omitted from the book. Reading it, one would never know the following:
2) That the controversy started when the original interim report, drafted and agreed by Douma inspection team members, was secretly modified by an unknown OPCW person who had manipulated the findings to suggest an attack had occurred. https://t.co/QtAAyH9WyX… @RobertF40396660
3) This act of attempted deception was only derailed because an inspector discovered the secret changes. The manipulations were reported by @ClarkeMicah
and can be readily observed in documents now available https://t.co/2BUNlD8ZUv….
4) [email protected]'s book also makes no mention of the @couragefoundation panel, attended by the @opcw's first Director General, Jose Bustani, at which an OPCW official detailed key procedural irregularities and scientific flaws with the Final Douma Report:
We combined a list of helpful resources from @TundeTASH and @myfreelancehq
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I have been listening to people talk in many @joinClubhouse rooms about what they expect from potential partners and laugh very hard each time.
I laugh because those expectations are what keep a lot of people single. Being single is also not a bad thing as I have been more single in my lifetime than I have been in relationships. I also learned a lot about what kept me single for all those years. It was largely idealism.
Let me digress a bit to one of the pivotal encounters in my life when someone literally came out of the darkness to evangelize to me.
He deliberately ran towards me to deliver a message as if he had been sent on an errand. He told me that God doesn't want perfection.
He said, God wants us to strive towards perfection but knows we will never attain it. He said I should not beat myself up whenever I don't measure up but I should remain trying. It is the act of trying that is desirable. God is the only perfection and we strive to be like God.
I became an Atheist after that conversation. I took the opposite direction in search for perfection. In a roundabout way, it led me back to faith.
That is also my story of love and relationships. The best came at my most skeptical moment after I gave up on everyone else.
As a little kid, growing up among elderly who have seen only food shortages, the need to save every morsel was an instinctive reaction. I was conditioned to wipe clean every bit of
rice on the plate before depositing it in the sink. That training continues even today. Even in a Star hotel buffet, where we pay exorbitantly, I don't leave an empty plate. I make it a point to force everyone to eat what's ordered or pack the leftovers.
But I realise, our kids don't learn this frugality as well as my generation did. For them, food is like money that can be on tap in an ATM. You pay to buy a burger and French fries at McDonalds. And YouTube is full of automated farms. And so they have little sense of hardship
an Indian farmer faces. At least my generation grew up with visuals of Krishi Darshan compulsorily forced down our throat. We didn't have 800 channels to choose from. Even the TV came alive only for 6 hours in evening 😀
As a kid, with an extended family with roots into
hinterlands, I have waded in knee deep rice fields and I have walked through sugarcane fields on bare foot. Innumerable times, I have gotten hurt by the thorny shrubbery. Since our knickers invariably were precariously held together by safety pins (for the frequency with