Monthly Archives: March 2012

via asequeltoallthethingsivedone:
October, 1971: four cesium atomic beam clocks were flown on commercial jet flights around the world, one eastward and the other westward, to test Einstein’s theory of relativity. The result: one clock lost time. The other clock gained the time that was lost. I walk with the countenance of one who has lost a tense second, and who must catch up to you to reclaim it. You have my second. One second – enough for the whole engine to grind out of kilter. The lungs inhale what the body possesses in abundant supply and releases it when the body needs it most. The heart skips a beat while the mouth swallows before it chews. I lost it in those weeks when time stood still for you and me. I was fearful of the future and you were too shy around it. We were so entirely in the present. Now, you travel so fast. Westward into the future. Gaining all the seconds I am losing. 

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I wish I could speak your language by The Names (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Mirko Hanak, Bambi, a life in the woods, 1967  (via ch0lera, nerveslikenylon, drawn.ca) (Source: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MWK5S18EMa4/TZYIcuFBWXI/AAAAAAAAGFE/aaOixQrOhs0/s1600/1+mirko+hanak+bambi+a+life+in+the+woods+1971.jpg)

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William Thurston, geometrizer of manifolds Sometimes I like to spend an hour looking at something I barely understand. The inside of this guy’s mind has got to be so interesting, but it’s been shaped by geometry rather than words, so … Continue reading

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Stability of Currency Markets to HFT

Last week @gappy3000 shared the Bank of International Settlements’ autumn 2011 assessment of the impact of high-frequency trading on foreign exchange (currency) markets. For the lazy, here’s a summary of the executive summary: HFT in FX operates on high volume but … Continue reading

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“The Great Gonzo and His Beloved Camilla” by Dustin Weaver

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The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a … clash of human temperaments. Undignified as such a treatment may seem to some of my colleagues, I shall … take account of this clash and explain … … Continue reading

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