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How to Test My Thesis About Betting Against Twitchy Markets

Thesis: highly successful public companies trade on a hair-trigger. This ensures overreaction to immaterial or near-immaterial negative news, as twitchy traders on both sides rush to anticipate short term reaction (betting on the betting rather than on the bet). Investors with a more patient attitude who buy these dips should, in the aggregate, profit when the stock recovers. So...is there a modeling service I can use to test this thesis? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Dec 6, 2016 - 18 answers

How to look OK in a group photo with cooler, younger, prettier people.

I need to be in a group photo with 6 other mostly tall, all slim, all young, all very attractive people. I'm not disgusting or anything, but I am very short, very round, and very 40. I am seriously stressed about this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2016 - 29 answers

What is this T-34 part?

A friend and I are putting together a model T-34/76 '43 model, and we're stumped as to what a particular part is supposed to be. [more inside]
posted by coolname on Oct 9, 2016 - 5 answers

Model Rocket Help

My son got a model rocket kit for christmas, he put everything together and it all seems correct, but, none of the 3 flights we have taken have reached optimal height. [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Jan 1, 2016 - 11 answers

Legitimate modeling agency that has a school?

A modeling agency here also has a modeling school. How do I know if it's legit when my sister has a friend who gets work with the agency yet I hear not to pay for schooling? [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Dec 23, 2015 - 4 answers

looking for Work Plan/ Work Breakdown Structure and Logic Model Template

Hi Hive Mind I would like to create a work plan and a logic model for a project, and I am looking for resources/templates for a Work Plan/ Project Plan/ Work Breakdown Structure as well as a Logic Model. I am looking for something that is clean, easy and simple. I would prefer a Word doc over Excel. Would you have any templates that you have found useful in the past? I found this example, which I attached, and have been trying to tweak. Metahives do you have anything? Thanks!
posted by TRUELOTUS on Nov 24, 2015 - 1 answer

How do I model train?

I don't know anything about model trains except the scales. Can you recommend a book or site that will take me through everything, step-by-step? Preferably in Z Scale (I don't have a lot of room and I love really tiny things) [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Nov 8, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me come up with some clever inside jokes

I am building several dozen tank cars in HO scale for a friend, who has given me license to come up with clever (fictional) railroad/car company names to put on the cars. Some considerations: [more inside]
posted by pjern on May 10, 2015 - 32 answers

Does a tool exist to make conceptual maps/models on a broad topic?

I want to map (or model, or some other word, not really sure what to call this) a whole lot of things that all pertain to a broad topic. My hope is to visually represent a lot of things, such as relationships, goals, tactics, gaps/needs, strengths, etc. Is there any type of software that does this sort of thing? [more inside]
posted by binocularfight on Nov 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me find videos of artist/illustrator processes?

As an illustrator, I usually draw on thick watercolor paper using ink pens (rotrings) and then paint over my drawing in watercolor. I want to illustrate and sell my artwork as posters, but how can I refine my process both artistically and commercially? [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Oct 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Which iMac Should I Purchase?

Help me figure out which iMac I should buy. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Does the American Legislative Exchange Council promote new bills yearly?

The American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization that creates "model bills" that reflect the interest of big business and encourages state legislators to adopt those bills as legislation to introduce to their legislatures. ALEC promotes these model bills to legislators who attend one or all of three annual meetings each year. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 23, 2014 - 2 answers

Multitasking air compressor?

I’m looking into buying an air compressor that will work equally well with an airbrush and a framing nailer. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 24, 2014 - 14 answers

What is this Australian expression?

"Cheer up, _____." What is the missing word in this Australian expression said in reference to a person striving to be fashionable by affecting that stereotypical model look--gaunt, unsmiling, and miserable? I heard it probably seven or eight years ago. It's driving me crazy!!
posted by HotToddy on Nov 4, 2013 - 33 answers

Help me understand color theory from a mechanistic perspective

How can we (as precisely as possible) characterize what colors go well together? What underlying physical/biological or mathematical explanations underpin the recommendations of artistic color theory? I am particularly interested in the culturally invariant component of these models, if any such components can be extracted. [more inside]
posted by Jpfed on Jul 19, 2013 - 6 answers

How many ways are there of getting off the ground?

I've been taking an interest in model helicopter design, but I don't want to build a quadrotor. I want to make something a bit more unique. Looking around, I've found some really bizarre options, things like Flettner aircraft ("the flying paint roller"). I'd like to know just how many options for heavier than air flight there are. [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on May 9, 2013 - 6 answers

What Should I Do For a Fun/ Sexy/ Aesthetically Interesting Centerfold?

Hey guys, I agreed a long time ago to do pose for a Centerfold with two of my best girlfriends in the school's 'alternative newspaper'. It's done as a foldout section in the middle pages of the paper, and we pretty much have full artistic control over it. I wanted to do something dynamic and avant garde because in the past, nobody has really taken advantage of the opportunity, and it's just been a lot of posing with dumb inanimate objects held over the crotch, or in the library, or standing around outside. I want to revitalize the genre. And I need your help! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Apr 10, 2013 - 18 answers

Plastic model cleaning

Thirty or so years ago I built this model of a P-38J. Since then it's languished in my parents basement and is completely covered with dirt. I tried to use compressed air to blow it off and it didn't work very well. Does anybody have suggestions on how to clean it off? I'm hesitant to immerse it in water since I think I glued the canopy on with ordinary white glue.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Mar 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Is anyone selling scale model moons? Ie. Io, Iapetus etc?

The moons in our solar system are remarkably diverse and interesting. My google-fu is failing me, but I was hoping to get a set of models of moons to admire. Anyone making these?
posted by panaceanot on Mar 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for awesome alternate theories about the plots of movies

What are some of the most interesting theoretical models for understanding the plots and themes of movies that were not designed to generate them like Inception was? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Feb 16, 2013 - 33 answers

Money from Nothing?

Ideas, theories, facts, about how online sites are making money when I no longer see banner advertising or Google ad links -- old stand-by methods from five years ago seem to have evaporated? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 14, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me purchase an HDTV!

I haven't seen a post for this in the last year. Help me buy a nice 32-42in TV by answering a few questions about my price range, TV options, etc :) [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Aug 6, 2012 - 10 answers

How to sell Breyer horses in 2012

What happened to the resale market for Breyer and other model horses? Do you know what is going on in the world of Breyer collectibles? [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Apr 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Plastic Model Paints?

This black acrylic paint sucks for the plastic model I am building. What model paints should I be using?
posted by toastchee on Jan 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Who took this photograph?

Who took this photograph of Christie Brinkley?
posted by Trurl on Dec 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Several model boats in the Brussels city museum have a rounded triangular structure attached to the side, as seen here and here, mouseover for highlighting. What is it called, and what is it for?

Several model boats in the Brussels city museum have a rounded triangular structure attached to the side, as seen here and here, mouseover for highlighting. What is it called, and what is it for?
posted by TheophileEscargot on Dec 7, 2011 - 3 answers

V, I've got. Let's do M and maybe I'll end up with a C.

I'm learning PHP and MySQL, trying to work from scratch before I ramping up to a framework. I've installed a templating system, just to play with it, so my templating/view logic feels well-organized. But how do I organize the other simple DB query code so it's more MVC-ish? [more inside]
posted by circular on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Who designed this dress?

Who designed the dress Shalom Harlow is wearing in this NSFW picture?
posted by Trurl on Aug 23, 2011 - 4 answers

There are only so many model numbers...

Looking for the specific model of an Ibanez RG guitar before I sell it. Pictures inside! [more inside]
posted by roobot on Jul 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Can you patent a business idea/model?

Can you patent a business idea/model? I read that you can't patent something vague like a "cowboy themed pizzeria" but what about things like, Netflix, Zipcar, etc? [more inside]
posted by Jofecopa on Jul 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Funding for simulation model

Where to get funds for implementation of a simulation model in academia? [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Jun 8, 2011 - 10 answers

I don't want to create the universe, just recreate it.

I'm looking for usable 3d meshes of Earth, Moon and Mars I know the data is out there for free, but the data I've found is ridiculous (4 terabyte high resolution files), hard to use (5 degree slices that would need to be assembled), in formats that only planetary geologists can use, or simply stuck in the labyrinth of poorly maintained and documented government web sites where I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on May 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Model ship building help.

Model ship kit building help. My first kit, an 1819 Virginia Schooner by Artesania Latina, is great fun to work on, but the (lack of) directions is frustrating and may be leading me to make crucial mistakes. Googling takes me to the same few sites which do offer some help but not enough. Specifically, I am planking the hull (second layer) and also fear that I’ve botched the stern configuration. Have 2 books. Both gloss over details of construction. I welcome specific suggestions on planking the hull, where to find pictures of the stern, books to get, any and all help appreciated.
posted by Hobgoblin on Mar 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Minor Miners

My seven year old daughter has fallen in love with Minecraft after watching a video review of the game with her mother. I've just started letting her play. She's in Peaceful mode. Building like crazy. She seems to be having a blast. Anything I should be aware of as she gets more involved? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 27, 2011 - 26 answers

A simple model of the dynamics of whhaaa?

Physicists, or someone who is familiar with physics or mathematical models, please help me interpret "a mathematical model of social group competition with application to the growth of religious non-affiliation". I have never heard of Sociophysics before today. [more inside]
posted by ServSci on Mar 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Femur? I hardly ... um ...

How can I get an accurate physical model (object) of my femur? [more inside]
posted by komara on Mar 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Finding the Escher Waterfall diecast sculpture model?

Where can I purchase this diecast sculpture of the escher waterfall? [more inside]
posted by flexiverse on Feb 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Cardboard to plastic

What's the best way of turning a cardboard art project model into plastic? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Feb 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Barbegal water wheel?

I want to build a model of the water wheel and gearing system as seen in this episode of James Burke's Connections. [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

3d to vector questions

I am an artist and need technical help on how best to manipulate a 3d image of a human spine then export the image as a vector into Adobe Illustrator. [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Dec 3, 2010 - 7 answers

3D software for viewing .obj models!

I'm looking for a simple, free 3D viewing software in which I could import an .obj I'd export from 3dsMax and allow me to rotate around it/zoom and the such. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Nov 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Architectural people-figures in Austin, TX?

Where can I get plastic, unpainted architectural scale models of people (figures) in Austin, TX? Like these. HO scale preferred; O would be OK. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Nov 17, 2010 - 7 answers

custom transformer figurine

Im a big transformer fan and i was wondering if anyone makes custom transformer toys ... optimally (lol) id like ones made out of metal but platic would do even a 3d model i could transform and make it do stuff would be fun maybe sit on my desktop on my pc and i dont mean repaints and newly made old toys i mean trans formers that i make up
posted by quseio on Nov 17, 2010 - 7 answers

I meant what I said and I said what I meant! An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent!

How would you go about making 7-foot-tall (approximately) elephant tusks? [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Sep 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Ashamed of my thoughts during sex

I keep thinking about porn when I have sex with my wife. NSFW. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 31 answers

Materials for Casting Custom Parts?

As a hobbyist robot builder/random object fabricator, what options are available to me for making custom parts out of plastic or similar materials? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 27, 2010 - 9 answers


Bayesian Statistics & Dynamic Linear Modelling in R Filter: explain why I am getting large in magnitude (in contrast to a previous project) log likelihoods. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Jun 22, 2010 - 2 answers

I want to begin plus size modeling. How do I start?

I want to begin plus size modeling. How do I start? [more inside]
posted by metakiwi on May 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Group shoots or general tips for a new model? (DC)

Group shoots in the DC area, or general safety/learning tips for a model just starting out? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Mar 18, 2010 - 1 answer

What guitar is Charlie Bereal playing?

Easy one... does anyone know what kind of guitar Charlie Bereal plays? Here's a clip of it on a AOL Session jam with Jamie Foxx. Thanks!
posted by FireStyle on Feb 14, 2010 - 3 answers

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