Monthly Archives: September 2010

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All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked … as is the good, so is the sinner…. This is an evil among all things that are done … that there is … Continue reading

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All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked … as is the good, so is the sinner…. This is an evil among all things that are done … that there is … Continue reading

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How come you can turn a T-shirt inside out? The automorphism group of a 3-times punctured sphere has 12 path-components (12 elements up to isotopy). There are 6 elements that preserve orientation, and 6 that reverse. In particular the orientation-reversing … Continue reading

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How come you can turn a T-shirt inside out? The automorphism group of a 3-times punctured sphere has 12 path-components (12 elements up to isotopy). There are 6 elements that preserve orientation, and 6 that reverse. In particular the orientation-reversing … Continue reading

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μ d𝓽 + σ dW𝓽, my #$$

μ dt + σ dWt, my #$$ The simplest model of a stock price movement is that the log of the price moves in a direction, plus some noisy drift (like adding a Gaussian W𝓽 at every timestep). Agustin Silvani … Continue reading

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μ d𝓽 + σ dW𝓽, my #$$

μ dt + σ dWt, my #$$ The simplest model of a stock price movement is that the log of the price moves in a direction, plus some noisy drift (like adding a Gaussian W𝓽 at every timestep). Agustin Silvani … Continue reading

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!0 === 1 Only tested this in Javascript and Ruby, but I bet it works in C like it did in Javascript. chris@scheherazade:~$ jsRhino 1.7 release 2 2010 01 20 js> 3+!04 Ruby is safeguarded against such hijinks: chris@scheherazade:~$ irbirb(main):001:0> … Continue reading

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!0 is 1

!0 === 1 Only tested this in Javascript and Ruby, but I bet it works in C like it did in Javascript. mars@scheherazade:~$ jsRhino 1.7 release 2 2010 01 20 js> 3+!04 Ruby is safeguarded against such hijinks: mars@scheherazade:~$ irbirb(main):001:0> … Continue reading

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A Flat World, A Level Playing Field, a Small World After All, or None of the Above?

http://www.uclaforecast.com/reviews/Leamer_FlatWorld_060221.pdf Review of Thomas L Friedman’s The World is Flat. by Edward E. Leamer (PDF) I love, love, love this critique! Thomas Friedman gets so much press and fame, in exchange for zero insight. He’s a phrase-coiner with no ideas … Continue reading

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Review of Thomas L Friedman’s The World is Flat. by Edward E. Leamer (PDF)
I love, love, love this critique! Thomas Friedman gets so much press and fame, in exchange for zero insight. He’s a phrase-coiner with no ideas and I would short his stock if I could. Leamer, on the other hand, provides real insight—and in this case he does so while whomping all over the above-named shill. I remember when
Gerhard Glomm was on the committee to create an International Studies major at my university. He was the only economist of the group and the rest of them thought The Lexus and the Olive Tree was pure gold. He recognized it for pure dross, but couldn’t get it taken off the required reading list.

A Flat World, A Level Playing Field, a Small World After All, or None of the Above?

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