Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/1/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:10
I would still release ZiPS, but only after I've placed all my bets!
1:12
OK, we're after 1, so going to the Lightning Round.
The rules are simple: I must answer every question, so long as it is off-topic and not part of the denoted exceptions (too personal, work-related)
This will continue until I catch up or get bored.
And given how I feel today, possibly fall asleep mid question.
The Dude of NY
1:13
Are you pumped for the Iowa Caucuses?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
No.
RotoLando
1:13
Have you watched The Expanse? Pretty good for a sci-fi show. Really good for a Sy-Fy show.
Dan Szymborski
1:13
I have not.
Ol Sea Cap'n
1:13
You ever play board/card games like Settlers of Catan, suburbia or Smash Up?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
Catan, but not the others.
Gary
1:13
I read that Blizzard makes more money from Hearthstone now than WoW; doesn't that seem nuts?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
Less infrastructure for a digital card game than a vast persistent world.
It doesn't surprise me at all.
1:14
Now, I couldn't worm dollar amounts out of Blizzard, but I definitely think HS is one of their big money soruces right now.
Brandon
1:14
Update on Cat's please. Mostly Galileo
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Pandora's on my office couch asleep. Galileo was sitting on my stomach for most of the chat but left about 10 minutes ago. Don't know what Reagan and Mercutio are doing, but I did hear some distant fighting sounds upstairs about half an hour ago.
Dan
1:15
What is the libertarian approach to solving collective action problems?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Depends on the issue.
RotoLando
1:15
What is your least favorite rule at the swimming pool?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
No running. If I want to risk myself by running, that's my business.
Billy Corman
1:15
I made blueberry pancakes for breakfast. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being Cistuli at your breakfast table and 10 being red velvet oreos, how jealous are you?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
5? After pancake 1, enjoyment drops off quickly.
Chuncey Wiggins
1:16
What's the biggest dog you've ever seen?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
Clifford
Lightning
1:16
Are you concerned about unintended consequences of a mass mosquito-sterilization effort?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
Mildly concerned. As long as they're careful and do the research, not overly so.
Paul
1:16
Dan, the French statesman Talleyrand once said he was more afraid of '50 sheep led by a single lion that 50 lions led by a single sheep." Do you agree?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
Yes
Mike
1:16
Did you play Grand Theft Auto 5? If so, which main protagonist is your favorite?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
Trevor of course, simply because he's insane.
Plus the Canada jokes.
Chuncey Wiggins
1:16
When is the best time to announce to your family that you like Coldplay?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
On your deathbed so they don't blame you too much?
I actually don't hate Coldplay, but I'm not a fan either. Kinda meh for me.
The Original Greaser Bob
1:17
Unfortunately Trump or Cruz will win the Iowa caucus tonight. There isn't a question here, only sadness.
RotoLando
1:17
What food item sounds awesome, but generally disappoints you?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
For some reason, hot dogs always tempt me and them I'm sorry I ate a hot dog.
RotoLando
1:18
Studded leather used to symbolize tough guys in the 80s (bikers, Judas Priest, Ax & Smash from Demolition), now....not so much.
Do the benefits of switching to the Metric system outweigh the hassle of the conversion?
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