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Comment 24 May 2016

That formula only works if the initial rate (r) is a nominal rate. If you're starting with an effective rate, you don't have to divide it by the number of compounding periods (n) in a year and can just raise the accumulation factor to whatever power gets you to the time period you want.

The formula given for continuously compounding interest (force of interest) is correct if you have a constant force of interest. For a variable force of interest you need to divide a'(t)/a(t) and evaluate over the specific time period to get the correct compound interest. 

You can also express compound interest as a function of the discount rate (d) depending if you are comparing to the value at the beginning or end of the compounding period.

Comment 01 Mar 2016

If you think LSU is comparable to OSU financially, the Ohio State football budget is 0.1% of the total school's budget. While the team may make money, its pennies compared to what's needed. Food for thought.

Comment 29 Feb 2016

Congrats! Just don't waste your time by being sober.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

But what if with advances in genetics and sports performance, someone born 50 years from now can have a 25 year career and perform at a top level for that span? We've already seen the advances that sports science have on career longevity and performance, and we're only at the tip of the iceberg for that stuff.

I can't find you a pitcher who can win 500 games because one doesn't exist now, but it's naïve to think that just because one doesn't exist now, one will never exist.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Every record was breakable. People were having this same discussion 50 years ago about records set in the early 1900's that have since been broken. We have no idea what is going to happen in the next 50 let alone next 200 years. The improvements in science and human performance leave everything on the table.

For those records we think are untouchable due to rules changes, etc., those same rules could change in the future making them touchable again.

I just don't think any records are "unbreakable".

Comment 28 Jan 2016

You could consider refereeing sports. I ref high school and middle school lacrosse in the spring and pays $50-$90 per game. I usually do a game or 2 during the week and 3-4 on a weekend and can do more or less depending on my schedule.

Comment 27 Jan 2016

What's the statute of limitations on repeat threads? The forum topic you linked to was created in mid-November of last year.

We can't reasonably expect for everything related in that topic to go in that forum post from now on. That's like saying if I wanted to start a Fire Fickell topic, instead of doing so I should just dig up one from 2 years ago and post my views at the end of that topic.

I get that we don't want a ton of repeat topics polluting the boards, but it seems like the OP was within his right to create a new topic, especially since the basketball season has been a roller coaster with long high's and lows, and he was responding to the most recent results.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

Cooper Hawk at Easton may fit your criteria. Maybe not as fancy as the ones Rubix listed but is nice enough where my friend proposed to his wife there.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

It sound like there are 2 things that could fix the situation that the OP is describing.

1) Improved site search functionality. I think the site is great but to me the Achilles' heel is the search functionality. Once a forum or thread goes off the homepage, I consider it gone due to the fact that it is difficult to find it. There have definitely been times for me where I remember something has been posted or stated before, but after searching relevant keywords, etc. I can't find the thread and end up not posting something I think could be helpful as a result.

2) Let the Mods do their job. If the issue that the OP has is that members are trying to do what Mods do, let them do their job. If there are not enough Mods that they can make changes and keep people on topic in real time, maybe there needs to be more Mods. It seems that with the influx of members and frequency of posting, it would make sense that the Mod ranks would be scaled accordingly.

All of this banter is pointless where people quote parts of comments trying to prove a point. Let's just try to find some actionable fixes to the problem instead of calling each other out. Personalities and behaviors aren't going to be changed based on internet comments.

Comment 08 Jan 2016

I do it once per week on Saturdays when a local gym has free community classes. I like using that to mix it up from my regular workouts of boxing and running/cycling.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

You put some decimal points in the wrong places there. 68/351 is 19% for basketball and 4/65 is 6% for football. It is a lot easier to make it to the tourney in basketball and get hot for a few games and make it to the final four than it is to even get in the field in football.

Take 2010-2011 for example, Kentucky made it to the Final Four as a 4 seed after beating #1 overall seed Ohio State. If that were the same scenario in football, Kentucky would have been playing in the Citrus bowl as the #16 ranked team in the country.