Monthly Archives: May 2011

To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature. If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand … Continue reading

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Oil in the Fields by Paul Duncan

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Japanese dream

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In 1949, the total value of listings on the New York Stock Exchange was $150 billion. In 1984, the total value of all US public equities was $2,000 billion. In 2005, the total value of Big Board listings was $20,000 … Continue reading

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dt

dt is a moment of your life ∫ dt is the moments as they accumulate is the whole thing and what it meant. Poetic.

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Jorinde Voigt via basetimesheightdividedbytwo (Source: http://www.triangulationblog.com/2011/02/jorinde-voigt.html)

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Valuation

Whenever a government assesses “the” value of a property for tax purposes; whenever you project figures in a pitch to investors; whenever an accountant writes a single number on a line that isn’t referring to Cash Itself — a distribution … Continue reading

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As David Foster Wallace saw it, irony could critique but it couldn’t nourish or redeem.

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Popularity

At my secondary school, the high-scoring wide receiver was more popular than the fat lineman. And the fat lineman was more popular than the team statistician. But you couldn’t really compare the wide receiver’s popularity to that of the actor … Continue reading

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