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post #68491 of 118168
^^

Not to get too derailed, but I'm not sure how any artist can make money these days without doing that sort of thing. Folks swap music without paying for it like they swap social diseases. If an album is a Top Ten seller for longer than a month, it's considered a blockbluster. YouTube is a veritable free jukebox, and Pandora ain't much better. There must be a business model out there, I just don't understand it.
post #68492 of 118168
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

^^

Not to get too derailed, but I'm not sure how any artist can make money these days without doing that sort of thing. Folks swap music without paying for it like they swap social diseases. If an album is a Top Ten seller for longer than a month, it's considered a blockbluster. YouTube is a veritable free jukebox, and Pandora ain't much better. There must be a business model out there, I just don't understand it.

 

 No doubt...

 

 I was listening to the countdown on XM2 the other day, and they mentioned some top-5 album selling 62,000 (!!) copies last week. When I was in high school, I don't think 62,000 copies would get an artist in the Hot100 chart in Billboard! Now, I don't know whether they were counting digital downloads, but I have to assume they were, as who buys physical albums these days (notwithstanding the fine gents in this thread buying vinyl).

 

 A friend of mine just released his 5th album, and called it 'Shuffle' because nobody listens to albums straight through anymore. I immediately downloaded his album from iTunes and listend to it straight through, just to tell him I did. Albums aren't really stories any more. But the really good ones still are (I'm thinking of the latest albums by Muse, Fun! and Gillian Welch).

post #68493 of 118168
  • licensing
  • concerts/merch
  • also: Taylor Swift's business model (seriously, look it up)
post #68494 of 118168
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Headed out. Wish me luck. Hope to hit 2-3 stores before my night job.

Today's fit. Spring has apparently exploded onto my fit.
photo IMG_1841_zpsdd42cb96.jpgWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Deets: Samuelsohn suit from Dex (dual vented at the back)
Eton shirt, also from Dex I believe
vintage untipped tie made for a local menswear shop
Unknown sq, hand rolled
Trafalgar belt from Spoo
Florsheim Royal Imperials from Easy

CHET: I had a robo pose, I assure you, since this one I actually paid to get tailored. But it accidentally got deleted. Looked pretty damn good too, dammit!

In other news, I did a rigorous regression analysis with multiple Taylor polynomials and Monte Carlo modeling analysis. It turns out I can determine, to a scientific degree of certainty the exact number of fucks given today. If you're curious, click to view. No, really. Check it out. I think the answer will surprise you (Click to show)

 

If anyone actually wants to do this, mathematica does polynomial interpolation quite easily

try using the python data mining toolkit + a dictionary with connotation to construct a valid dataset

post #68495 of 118168
i'm not sure that "rigorous" and "regression" belong in the same sentence.
post #68496 of 118168
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

 

If anyone actually wants to do this, mathematica does polynomial interpolation quite easily

try using the python data mining toolkit + a dictionary with connotation to construct a valid dataset

speaking of which, the key to thrifting is solving travelling salesman on a vertex weighted graph (weights give a value assessment given by your favorite bayesian network for cost/benefit analysis of a store on a given day)

post #68497 of 118168
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

i'm not sure that "rigorous" and "regression" belong in the same sentence.

depends on the error threshold which you define to be your rigor

given that threshold, there will necessarily be a polynomial of high enough order to approximate your data within that threshold

post #68498 of 118168
mathematically, sure, that is mostly the case. in the social sciences (where i apply it) there are huge problems with inflation (i.e. due to multi-collinearity). its a flexible technique, sure, but for most applications i use a higher-order form of co/variance assessment
post #68499 of 118168

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post #68500 of 118168
in the time it took you guys to nerd out, other dudes learned how to perform a pushup.
post #68501 of 118168
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Headed out. Wish me luck. Hope to hit 2-3 stores before my night job.

Today's fit. Spring has apparently exploded onto my fit.
photo IMG_1841_zpsdd42cb96.jpgWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
photo IMG_1837_zps0836b70d.jpg
photo IMG_1835_zpsc406a1c7.jpg
Deets: Samuelsohn suit from Dex (dual vented at the back)
Eton shirt, also from Dex I believe
vintage untipped tie made for a local menswear shop
Unknown sq, hand rolled
Trafalgar belt from Spoo
Florsheim Royal Imperials from Easy

CHET: I had a robo pose, I assure you, since this one I actually paid to get tailored. But it accidentally got deleted. Looked pretty damn good too, dammit!

In other news, I did a rigorous regression analysis with multiple Taylor polynomials and Monte Carlo modeling analysis. It turns out I can determine, to a scientific degree of certainty the exact number of fucks given today. If you're curious, click to view. No, really. Check it out. I think the answer will surprise you (Click to show)

 

According to my calculations, I'm approximately 85.76% (its math. get it?) responsible for you looking good today. Your welcome bro. 

post #68502 of 118168
So this weekend was my birthday. YAY IM 22. HELLA OLD.


My friends had convinced me to go to a rave in the Bay Area. So I bought tickets off some guy on craigslist since the better tickets had sold out. Lo and behold when I got there, the tickets turned out to be fake. I had to buy shittier tickets at the door and I also paid for some of my friends since I bought them bad tickets. So I got scammed out of $300. Anyone know any course of action which I can take to get the guy back? Only thing I have on him is a phone number. Maybe post his number on 4chan or something?






Anyways, thought I should try and salvage my loses by hitting up two thrifts near my friends place (where we were staying). Funny how karma works.


Luciano Barbera trench coat.
AppleMark
AppleMark

Super recent Emporio Armani
AppleMark
AppleMark

SICK AS FUCK Golden Bear leather size 34. Fits from 34-36.
AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

Recent Brioni SC with blue/brown windowpane
AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

Super recent Brioni staple navy blazer in Super 180's.
AppleMark
AppleMark

Kiton in Super 150's
AppleMark
AppleMark

Recent Ann Demeulemeester shirt
AppleMark
AppleMark

Recent Lanvin shirt
AppleMark
AppleMark

And a pair of Alden shoes.
Edited by rayxlui - 4/8/13 at 4:22pm
post #68503 of 118168

I actually understand what dm7 is talking about, how is this possible puzzled.gif

post #68504 of 118168

But some people have better priors than others... mine are terrible, hence I find nothing.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

If anyone actually wants to do this, mathematica does polynomial interpolation quite easily

try using the python data mining toolkit + a dictionary with connotation to construct a valid dataset

speaking of which, the key to thrifting is solving travelling salesman on a vertex weighted graph (weights give a value assessment given by your favorite bayesian network for cost/benefit analysis of a store on a given day)

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I actually understand what dm7 is talking about, how is this possible puzzled.gif

 

Ray, welcome to the "each successive birthday means I give fewer fucks" club.  After 21, 25 is the last one that matters if you want to rent cars and get better insurance rates, but unless you're running for office, that's about it.  Good luck with the karma, looks like you racked up (or de-racked?) a ton. Nicely done.

post #68505 of 118168
I found a thing.

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