Today, it is still the case that Joe Biden didn’t Win.
I realize that to some readers, this might be a shock; surely at some point things must change and Biden will have actually won.
But the past cannot actually be changed.
It will always and forever be the case that Joe Biden didn’t win.
And if you, Leftist Lurker, want to dismiss it as dead white cis-male logic…well, you can call it what you want, but then please just go fuck off. No one here buys that bullshit–logic is logic and facts are facts regardless of skin color–and if you gave it a moment’s rational thought, you wouldn’t either. Of course your worthless education never included being able to actually reason–or detect problems with false reasoning–so I don’t imagine you’ll actually wake up as opposed to being woke.
As Ayn Rand would sometimes point out: Yes, you are free to evade reality. What you cannot do is evade the consequences of evading reality. Or to put it concretely: You can ignore the Mack truck bearing down on you as you play in the middle of the street, you won’t be able to ignore the consequences of ignoring the Mack truck.
And Ayn Rand also pointed out that existence (i.e., the sum total of everything that exists) precedes consciousness–our consciousnesses are a part of existence, not outside of it–therefore reality cannot be a “social construct” as so many of you fucked-up-in-the-head people seem to think.
So much for Leftist douchebag lurkers. For the rest of you, the regular readers and those lurkers who understand such things: I continue to carry the banner once also carried by Wheatie. His Fraudulency didn’t win.
Let’s Go, Brandon!!
Or rather, “Hey Chinese Communist Party and your entire array of servitors, ass-wipers, and fellators!”
You’re not even worth my time this week. When you decide to act like civilized people, maybe I’ll give you a lesson or two in how non-barbarians behave.
(Or, Whoever Has Their Hand Rammed Up That Putrefying Meat Puppet’s Ass)
You and yours have caused a lot of injury. Literal injury with your war on people who don’t want to take an untested vaccine. When people die in an emergency room because a hospital won’t admit them because they haven’t had their clot shot, that’s a crime.
I’m going to address here the insult on top of the injury, because I am among the insulted. I still have my health but apparently you want me to live under the 8th Street Bridge (which actually isn’t on 8th Street, but whatever, that’s what the I-25 overpass over Cimarron is called), so maybe if you have your way that won’t be true for long. Dreadful time of year to become homeless.
No, you’re just trying to make me unemployed, because I won’t take your fucking shots.
Well, that threat is NOT going to work. I. Won’t. Take. Your. Fucking. Shots.
And it looks like enough people agree, that you’re having to back down, you worthless asswipe.
You Chinese-bought ratfucking traitor.
I would love to see you die an agonizing, humiliating death. (This isn’t a threat, because I am not threatening to cause that death. I am just announcing my intention to party if it happens.) It would be just recompense for the way you’re killing America…and millions of Americans.
Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, we haven’t heard much from the person who should have been declared the victor, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.
One can hope that all is not as it seems.
I’d love to feast on that crow.
(I’d like to add, I find it entirely plausible, even likely, that His Fraudulency is also His Figureheadedness. (Apparently that wasn’t a word; it got a red underline. Well it is now.) Where I differ with the hopium addicts is on the subject of who is really in charge. It ain’t anyone we like.)
Justice Must Be Done.
The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.
Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.
Lawyer Appeasement Section
OK now for the fine print.
This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines, here, with an addendum on 20191110.
We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.
And remember Wheatie’s Rules:
1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)
Those asshats either get the world, all time record for obtuseness…or this is deliberate somehow. And their namby pamby non-apology that amounts to a “We’re sorry you’re too much of a knuckledragger to appreciate what we did” simply underscores the stupid. It’d be like a 400 pound golfer wearing spikes tromping on your instep and being utterly clueless why you are screaming in pain.Me
I wrote that five weeks ago, and they are casting about now trying to figure out how to get people to come back. However the one thing that might work (an abject admission that they were wrong to even think of doing this) is the one thing they cannot do. Because the decision makers are woke and cannot conceive that they were actually fuckheadedly wrong to do this.
Kitco Ask. Last week:
This week, markets closed as of 3PM MT.
Wow, gold and silver have been taking a beating lately! Market manipulation? Or just fake good news about the dollar?
The Number e
I brought this up a bit in my post on rocket science…but I want to hit it a bit harder this time. The number e is one of the most important in mathematics, at least as important as pi (π). And like π, it’s one of those annoying numbers that goes on forever after the decimal point, without falling into a repeating pattern.
It is approximately equal to: 2.718281828, but don’t be fooled, that “1828” only repeats once. The number goes on as: 2.71828182845904523536028747135266249775724709369995…
It’s used in exponential functions (ex) as well as logarithms, which is a curious thing.
(A logarithm is just the reverse of an exponential function. An exponential function represents the question, “what is e raised to some particular given power?” For example if the power is 2, the exponential is equal to e x e or 7.389056… A logarithmic function, on the other hand, represents the question, “to what power must I raise e to get a particular number” so that the logarithm of 7.39056… is 2.)
In both cases e is called the base of the exponential (or the logarithm).
If you’re going to go raising some number to the power of x, or computing the logarithm, wouldn’t it make sense to have a base be some nice clean number like, say, ten, instead of this number that only some schroom user would conjure up?
Where the heck does this e number come from?
Well, the story starts with interest.
(And any of my detractors reading this will note I finally wrote something with some interest in it.)
Put a dollar in the bank. This is a very unusual bank though; they pay 100% annual interest.
So you’d expect after a year, your dollar is now two dollars. Let it ride, and a year later (two years total) it is now four dollars. A year after that, it’s eight dollars, and so on.
But that assumes they calculate the interest only after one year has passed.
It’s actually much more common to compute (and pay) interest more often than that. As an example, let’s go with every six months.
After six months, half a year has passed, and so the interest paid should be 100 x ½ = 50 percent. So you get paid 50 cents after six months. After a year, another 50 cents, right? Wrong! Because the interest should be paid not on a dollar but on $1.50. So that payment should be 75 cents, not just 50 cents. And now your balance stands not at $2 as you might expect, but rather $2.25.
Clearly it’s quite beneficial to have interest paid as often as possible because it compounds like this. You’re being paid interest, on the interest you have been paid.
If this is done monthly, you get paid 8⅓ cents in interest the first month, then 9.02 cents the second month, etc. At the end of the year, you have $2.613035… in the bank account (and the banker will round to $2.61). If daily (and not a leap year), your first day’s interest payment is $0.002739726… cents (and the 02739726 repeats forever). After a year of compounding this tiny amount every day, you end up with a balance after the first year of $2.714567… which again the banker will round down to $2.71 should you withdraw it.
Note that going from annual to monthly gave you 61 cents more interest after a year, but going from monthly to daily only added a tiny bit over ten cents on top of that. Clearly the more finely you divide up your year, the smaller the additional benefit.
There’s a mathematical formula here to figure out how much interest you should get, given the rate for some time period and the number of subdivisions in that time period. We’ve simplified things a lot for these examples. Here’s the general formula without any of the simplifications (don’t worry, I’ll simplify it shortly):
A is the total balance after all of the interest has been paid. P is the principal…which in our example has been one dollar. The rate is r, in our example it has been 100% but 100% is equivalent to 1. Finally, n is the number of subdivisions, be it 12 or 365 or whatever. And t is the number of time periods. We’ve been just considering one year, once, so that is one also. Plugging all of these numbers in (except for n, because that’s the number we’ve been changing) we’re dealing with:
A = 1(1+1/n)n1
Or getting rid of all the redundant ones:
A = (1+1/n)n
So that’s the formula for the simplified cases I’ve been using as examples.
You can try different values of n with a calculator and verify the formula matches what I’ve been saying (not that that’s a rigorous proof), or you can puzzle it through and realize the formula describes the situation.
What happens if you make n very, very large…i.e., compound your interest lots and lots of times over the course of the year?
As it turns out the higher you raise n, the closer A gets to e. But you can’t make n infinity directly; because then the formula just becomes 1 raised to the power of infinity and the trend collapses. But you can stuff a gigantic number (like a 1 followed by a trillion zeros) in and you’ll get an answer very, very, very close to e.
The more frequently you do the compounding, the closer you get to continuously compounding, and the answer to that is, basically, e.
So you can go back to the original (unsimplified) formula, and turn it into a continuously compounding formula:
A = Pert
Where r is the rate (expressed as a fraction, not in percent), t is the number of periods of interest paid, and P is the starting principal. Of course, r and t can (and probably will be) non-whole numbers. So you have the odd situation of raising a number you can’t even express as a fraction, to a power that’s not an integer. Fortunately there are ways to deal with this.
Very fortunate, because mathematicians find that e is the “natural” choice for a base for both logarithms and exponentials, in fact the logarithm base e is the “natural logarithm” and is notated ln so going back to my example earlier, ln(7.389056) is 2. And when a mathematician talks about the exponential function, he means ex, not 10x or 2x or anything else. exp(2) is 7.389056. (In both cases, approximately!)
As it turns out, e shows up in all kinds of places in mathematics you wouldn’t expect to see it. I’m going to get to some in future posts perhaps, but here’s another as a bonus.
Let’s say you go to Vegas, and play the roulette wheel. You place a dollar on your lucky number, and you have one chance in 37 to win. (The numbers 1-36, plus the zero, are all equally likely outcomes.)
You lose, of course. You try again. And again, and again…37 times total.
What are the chances that you will never win any of those 37 times? Greater than zero, certainly. There’s no guarantee that your number will come up in the next two hundred spins of the wheel, much less the next 37 spins.
In general, the problem is like this: You have one chance in n of winning, and you try n times. For one trial, you chance of not winning is 1-1/n, i.e., the complement of your 1/n chance of winning. For your roulette wheel, it’s 36/37ths. For two trials, you can square that, (1-1/n)(1-1/n). And for more times, you raise (1-1/n) to that power. So for n times, it’s (1-1/n)n.
Which should look familiar.
It’s almost the same as that compound interest term, only it has a minus sign in it instead of a plus sign.
And it turns out if you make n really, really large in this formula (without going to infinity), you end up with 1/e. In other words, if it’s something very very unlikely, a one in a million chance but you play that same number of times (a million times), you have one chance in e of not winning ever. (Think about that as you play the lotto…if you do. One chance in 100,000,000? Well you might not win even if you play a hundred million times.)
OK, I said it was “natural” for mathematicians to use e for a base. Why is that? Well…it involves calculus. If that made your eyes glaze over just skip to the next paragraph. Suffice it to say, if you plot ex on graph paper, and want to know what the slope of the line is anywhere…the slope is ex. And the total area under that curve, up to x, is also ex. That sounds arcane to people who haven’t taken calculus, but to a calc student, it means that ex is its own derivative, the only function that has that property.
OK, so that’s an intro to the number e. A very inadequate one and certainly not terribly rigorous. But as I said it shows up in all kinds of odd places. More on that later.
The big question is whether this post had any interest.
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
Remember Hong Kong!!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!
China is in the White House
Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.
Joe Biden is Asshoe
China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.
But of course the much more important thing to realize:
Joe Biden Didn’t Win
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!