Monthly Archives: May 2012

Calculus is topology. The reason is that the matrix of the exterior derivative is equivalent to the transpose of the matrix of the boundary operator. That fact has been known for some time, but its practical consequences have only been … Continue reading

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Smart Risks

One misconception I got from the academic theory of finance is that risk and reward go together. You take on more risk, you get more reward. This is formalised in CAPM theory as a higher expected return associated with a … Continue reading

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In loving Care by Lisa G Bauer

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ALMOST SKINNY. ALMOST HAPPY. ALMOST RICH. ALMOST PERFECT. An installation by Barbara Kruger near Los Angeles. via wobbles (Source: http://alosangelesaesthetic.com/2011/06/06/barbara-kruger-l-m-los-angeles/)

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I’m tired of things improving incrementally through experience. I just want to achieve a symbolic success and then ride off into the sunset…. The problem, though, is that sunset turns into night, and then the next day is just a … Continue reading

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What is the world made of?…There are twelve basic building blocks. Six of these are quarks—- they go by the interesting names of up, down, charm, strange, bottom and top. (A proton, for instance, is made of two up quarks … Continue reading

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The Equation of Life s/rent/mortgage/ or s/rent/landowner’s share of tenant’s crops/ et cetera, et cetera, mutatis mutandi, et ceteraaaa, et ceteraaa

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