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Winter Banter and General Disco 2

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2 hours ago, HimoorWx said:

Pfizer or Moderna?  I had my first Pfizer shot on Sunday and had minor aches and headache for about 24 hours, but nothing that kept me down.  Heard the reaction can be a little more after the second shot, but does seem to vary.  Just glad to be getting them!

The 3 people i know that had a small but noticeable reaction from the  (pfizer/ moderna)  first shot were "down" for a day and a half After the second shot. I.E not working/laying in bed. Then all 3 were better after second day after second shot.

I know 2 people who had no reaction after first shot or second shot. 

I know one lady who has a shell fish allergy who went into  shock and was in hospital for a couple days after first shot, she is frightened to get her second. The shell fish allergy response is known to be the one real very serious issue. 

5 out of these 6 people i work with as a personal trainer so i speak with this group frequently. 

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I also have 2 friends in W MA who had covid positive tests with what I would call moderate symptoms and nobody else in their households caught it or tested positive.  Weird.

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markets tanking Very hard right now ....yes on Yields ...and lack of care the Fed is paying to the market tantrum.  This is the bed the Fed has made for markets thru endless intervention and if they choose not to intervene with rising global yields via at least talking them down (which they are not)  then asset values fall, interest rates rise and its potentially setting the stage of a trap where growth slows and rates rise 

 

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1 hour ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

The taste thing is so bizarre.  I know a few folks who had very mild cases but lost taste and smell for weeks.

I was very mild , slight cough, body aches for one morning, but yeah, the loss of taste and smell lasted about 2 weeks. Weird to wake up one morning and not have bad breath (dogs too, lol). Went to the fridge opened bag of coffee, nothing!).

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2 minutes ago, STILL N OF PIKE said:

markets tanking Very hard right now ....yes on Yields ...and lack of care the Fed is paying to the market tantrum.  This is the bed the Fed has made for markets thru endless intervention and if they choose not to intervene with rising global yields via at least talking them down (which they are not)  then asset values fall, interest rates rise and its potentially setting the stage of a trap where growth slows and rates rise 

 

The market needs to come back down the reality.  Record highs in the middle of a pandemic with soaring unemployment just makes no sense.  The super rich will still benefit nicely as they'll just pick up discounted stocks and ride the next wave up as the poor scrounge for scraps (if they're even at the table).  What a system!

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1 hour ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

I also have 2 friends in W MA who had covid positive tests with what I would call moderate symptoms and nobody else in their households caught it or tested positive.  Weird.

People are under the impression that everyone can get it. Some people appear to be completely immune to it. There are tons of studies on genetics and t-cell immunity playing a huge part. I can't tell you how many people I know that were living with someone that had symptoms and never got it. 

My wife has had the flu several times and I have never had the flu in my life.  Same thing. 

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Not sure if this belongs in the banter thread or not.  @dendrite posted a screenshot from a WS4000 simulator used to reproduce the Weather Channel local forecast graphics decks from the 1990's on the Feb 22 thread.  Did some research based on that screen shot - had some fun setting this up that I'm sure many on the forum would appreciate.  Hopefully the link continues to work - had some issues with takedown's due to the background music I picked out (I really wanted to make it authentic based on memory of some of the music my cable company used to inject into the Local Forecast breaks):

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=345618743325108&ref=watch_permalink

This was done purely for fun and nostalgia - enjoy!

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13 minutes ago, bristolri_wx said:

Not sure if this belongs in the banter thread or not.  @dendrite posted a screenshot from a WS4000 simulator used to reproduce the Weather Channel local forecast graphics decks from the 1990's on the Feb 22 thread.  Did some research based on that screen shot - had some fun setting this up that I'm sure many on the forum would appreciate.  Hopefully the link continues to work - had some issues with takedown's due to the background music I picked out (I really wanted to make it authentic based on memory of some of the music my cable company used to inject into the Local Forecast breaks):

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=345618743325108&ref=watch_permalink

This was done purely for fun and nostalgia - enjoy!

Nice! You can offset the ob graphics on the regional screens as well so that they don't overlap.

 

btw...if you ever figure out the radar let me know.

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41 minutes ago, NorEastermass128 said:

The market needs to come back down the reality.  Record highs in the middle of a pandemic with soaring unemployment just makes no sense.  The super rich will still benefit nicely as they'll just pick up discounted stocks and ride the next wave up as the poor scrounge for scraps (if they're even at the table).  What a system!

I would agree it does. The problem  is such a tremendous amount of leverage on the long side that there isn't much middle ground between a flash crash and New all time highs. Sorta booby trapped. If Fed doesn't intervene with talking 10 year rates  down (the world over)  as market throws its tanturm ....then there is a sizable tail risk from a very fast downturn

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12 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Nice! You can offset the ob graphics on the regional screens as well so that they don't overlap.

 

btw...if you ever figure out the radar let me know.

On the WS4000 forum there are a couple posts about the radar being down - it has to do with NWS getting rid of their old radar graphics system.  It broke in mid December.  I'm not a coder so I don't think I could handle a custom fix for it, but it sounds like they are going to try and update the app to use radar info from the University of Iowa.  It sounds like Bill, the primary developer, is having a tough time in his personal life so he's not updating the app as much as he would like.

I'm still playing around with it.  It was a nice late Feb/COVID geek project!

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13 minutes ago, bristolri_wx said:

On the WS4000 forum there are a couple posts about the radar being down - it has to do with NWS getting rid of their old radar graphics system.  It broke in mid December.  I'm not a coder so I don't think I could handle a custom fix for it, but it sounds like they are going to try and update the app to use radar info from the University of Iowa.  It sounds like Bill, the primary developer, is having a tough time in his personal life so he's not updating the app as much as he would like.

I'm still playing around with it.  It was a nice late Feb/COVID geek project!

I feel like Bill used to post back in the day on Eastern. I wanna say he was from Maine, but I may be confusing him with someone else. Just saw your PM too. I'm glad others are enjoying it as much as me.

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On 2/23/2021 at 7:38 PM, WhiteLawns said:

Is there anything that would have caused a lightning strike around 7:30 far to the south of torrington ct? Maybe just a transformer but it was super bright!

Another odd story up here. 

 

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42 minutes ago, Hoth said:

Maybe a small earth or frost quake? 

I thought frost quake at first, but I feel like the ground wasn't deeply frozen enough for that? I'm no expert though.

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1 minute ago, CoastalWx said:

I thought frost quake at first, but I feel like the ground wasn't deeply frozen enough for that? I'm no expert though.

Good point Scott, I have a friend that is in Construction , last week they were doing a septic repair in Londonderry, NH, he said no more then 10-12" in spots.....Sunny area? Don't know that

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8 hours ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

The taste thing is so bizarre.  I know a few folks who had very mild cases but lost taste and smell for weeks.

 

7 hours ago, MarkO said:

I was very mild , slight cough, body aches for one morning, but yeah, the loss of taste and smell lasted about 2 weeks. Weird to wake up one morning and not have bad breath (dogs too, lol). Went to the fridge opened bag of coffee, nothing!).

Yeah... I would consider my case pretty mild. Had body aches for like a day and that was it other than taste and smell.

It also seems taste lags behind smell. Tonight I had chicken and could smell it somewhat but couldn’t really taste it.

I guess it’s good that I’m getting hints of taste and smell at this point. My mother has neither taste or smell back at all yet 

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38 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

Supersonic jet?

Would need to be flying pretty low to shake houses but certainly possible.

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The market has Very likely made a top .
 

Until or Without more  intervention Further Out on yield curve (To depress the 10 year bond ) there is likely continued trouble and falling asset Values. Choppy price action 
 

 

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2 minutes ago, STILL N OF PIKE said:

The market has Very likely made a top .
 

Until or Without more  intervention Further Out on yield curve (To depress the 10 year bond ) there is likely continued trouble and falling asset Values. Choppy price action 
 

 

You day trading?

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1 hour ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

Would need to be flying pretty low to shake houses but certainly possible.

I’ll never forget the time when I was in high school and two jets from the old Plattsburgh Air Force Base came screaming down our valley so low you could see the pilots. There was no sonic boom but it was incredibly loud  I remember them shaking the barn we were in. My neighbor’s husband was the commanding officer at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station at the time.  She called him, got him out of a staff meeting and insisted he call Plattsburgh and report it to the base commander.  I don’t know if anything ever came of that but it was funny listening to her yell at her husband who was hundreds of miles away about something that didn’t have anything to do with his branch of service. 

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46 minutes ago, DavisStraight said:

You day trading?

Trading some names definitely, holding others .
 

But also just very interested and imo aware of policy implications and current issues . Systematic issues in a highly leveraged market dependent on growing intervention to keep asset levels ..perpetually elevated to ensure solvent pensions and household balance sheets 

 

Anyway , we will see when Fed acts . 

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3 minutes ago, STILL N OF PIKE said:

Trading some names definitely, holding others . But also very interested and imo aware of policy implications and current issues . Systematic issues in a highly leveraged market dependent on growing intervention to keep asset levels ..perpetually elevated to ensure solvent pensions and household balance sheets. Markets have been dependent on Fed loose policy since late 90’s..

It's been interesting since the late 90's, it seems it was easy to make money in tech in the 1995-2000, then I went to silver and gold and made good money, of course the markets reversed but that's what I'm in now. I traded penny stocks for a while but you need time and I don't have it now. I have an actual job so I'm in the buy and hold for awhile at this time.

You have any intermediate holds right now, by that I mean a couple months and get out.

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2 hours ago, DavisStraight said:

It's been interesting since the late 90's, it seems it was easy to make money in tech in the 1995-2000, then I went to silver and gold and made good money, of course the markets reversed but that's what I'm in now. I traded penny stocks for a while but you need time and I don't have it now. I have an actual job so I'm in the buy and hold for awhile at this time.

You have any intermediate holds right now, by that I mean a couple months and get out.

I do have a couple holds . I sold many of my stocks last week. First 3 are 
 

E 3 metals (EEMMF) 
Standard Lithium (STLHF) 

American Manganese (AMZYF)

I hold a ton of lithium miners but not married to them 

I also like PWON and ADN for energy storage and plan on holding 



 

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