Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/29/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:20
Terminator. Friendly robots are lower ratings.
OK, Lightning Round Time.
The rules of the Lightning ROund are simple.
1:21
I must answer every question -- with the usual exceptions for extremely personal ones or work-related issues -- so long as it's off-topic.
This continues until I catch up or get bored (I don't want a situation where I never ever catch up because you guys are obnoxious and I have to live here forever)
GO
Outta my way, Gyorkass
1:21
Do/did you play Final Fantasy? If so, what's your most and least favorite installment?
Dan Szymborski
1:21
Yes. 6, 8
1:22
WTF I HATE DRAWING MAGIC
Ampersand
1:22
For lightning round: I know you're into video games, but how do you feel about board games? Do you play/have any favorites?
Dan Szymborski
1:22
Catan is a classic, but I don't get to play many board games because I don't have the current accessible friend pool for board game playign
Big Joe Montferrant
1:22
What is the better feeling, letting out a big fart or a big burp?
Dan Szymborski
1:22
Burp.
Guest
1:22
I gave my cat a couple of treats the other day. My girlfriend, not knowing I had already given him a couple of treats, also gave him a couple of treats. 2 hours later, my cat threw up. Everywhere. I went out to the garage to get cleaning products and a broom. While in the garage, my dog proceeded to eat all of the vomit. Therefore, no cleanup was needed.
Dan Szymborski
1:22
You should probably still clean up a bit more.
Big Joe Montferrant
1:22
Do you work from home?
Dan Szymborski
1:22
Usually.
Eminor3rd
1:23
Is literally everything, since the Big Bang, pre-determined at the molecular level by the laws of physics -- or does true randomness exist at the quantum level?
Dan Szymborski
1:23
Isn't that one of the big arguments around quantum mechanics?
1:24
I believe the general consensus is there's a non-deterministic basis and I'm not of a knowledge level to make good arguments.
mtsw
1:24
How many states does Trump win tomorrow?
Dan Szymborski
1:24
All but Texas. FML.
Nelson
1:24
Of the top Presidential candidates (HRC, Bernie, Cruz, Trump), do any stand a chance at not bouncing the Nats 2017 opening day first pitch. Can you rank their pitches? I will vote according to your list.
Dan Szymborski
1:24
Rubio - closest to high school athletics. But he's not going to be the president, it'll be HRC or Trump.
Kiner's Disembodied Hands
1:24
Any interest in following hockey? The sport has a growing analytical sphere if that means anything.
Dan Szymborski
1:25
I haven't followed hockey in 20 years. It being good for analysis doesn't sway me - I do analysis on things I enjoy, I don't enjoy things because I can do analysis.
Matt
1:25
Sup, Dan?
Dan Szymborski
1:25
This evening. Probably pizza.
Dinger
1:25
John Oliver's bit on Donald Drumpf last night was spectacular. Check it out?
Dan Szymborski
1:25
Aware but haven't seen it yet.
Gawker
1:25
Can I write a story about digital dandy Dan Szymborski and his thinking Hitler and Stalin had good ideas?
Dan Szymborski
1:25
Dont' get me started on Gawker.
1:26
If you're a media outlet dealing with Trump and *you* are the one in the situation with the lesser ethics, you're Doing It Wrong.
Natitude Adjuster
1:26
Which was the most despicable ruler of the following: (1) Hitler; (2) Stalin; (3) Mao?
Dan Szymborski
1:26
Hitler, Mao, Stalin
Brandon
1:26
CAT UPDATE PLEASE AND THANK YOU
Dan Szymborski
1:27
Pandora's on my lap glaring at Reagan who is on my windowsill looking at her. Galileo's asleep on my office couch. Mercutio's meowing to go into the laundry room because he hears the dryer.
Ringtone Composer
1:27
Which French import do you prefer: Red wine from the Rhone valley or the band Phoenix?
Dan Szymborski
1:27
The band, I'm not really into wine.
Person Residing in Your Dungeon
1:27
I've got one of your cats.
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